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The "porn star name game" is a time-honored tradition in America.
It's a game pretty much anyone can play, depending on the rules — we employ the First Name: First Pet, Last Name: Street You Grew Up On method (our apologies to those with allergies, maybe you had a goldfish?). And the results are, without fail, hilarious.
We asked 100 of our favorite movie stars in Hollywood — including Emma Watson, Keira Knightley, Megan Fox, Ryan Gosling, Paul Rudd, Anne Hathaway, Matt Damon, Katie Holmes, Jon Hamm, Emma Stone and Neil Patrick Harris — for their porn star names. They did not let us down. Click through the gallery for all 100.
Reporting by: Sandie Angulo Chen ("Millie 69"), Robert DeSalvo ("Rocky Waverly"), Claire Donovan ("Spunky Walter"), Elizabeth Durand ("Stephanie Veronica"), Bryan Enk ("Buck Densmore"), Max Evry ("Orion Cedar Crest "), Breanne Heldman ("Krugerrand Ardon"), Jenni Miller ("Mitzi Turtle Creek"), Kevin Polowy ("Sparkle Sterling"), Brandon Rae ("Sammi von Fernway"), Brooke Tarnoff ("Brandy W. Riviera"), Joanna Varikos ("Angel 14") and Kase Wickman ("Blake Sisters").
The word "smurf" is so versatile. It's kind of like aloha, except you can use it to secretly swear at someone. So when we say that the first trailer for the upcoming animated film "The Smurfs 2" is just as incredibly smurfy as you might expect, well, we could mean pretty much anything by that.
Hey, it's got Katy Perry and Neil Patrick Harris in it, so how smurfy could it really be? Get More »
It took a lot of begging and pleading from both producers and the public, but for whatever reason Johnny Depp saw it in his heart to return in one knockout scene in the new film version of "21 Jump Street," based on the hit Fox TV show that made him a star.
To put him in the ranks of some of the greatest movie cameos ever, we're counting down 35 surprise appearances in movies that pleased and shocked us -- and left us wanting more. Get More »
Well, it's official: Eddie Murphy is not going to be hosting the Oscars due to the fact that his boss, Brett Ratner, is a d-bag. And frankly, we're kind of sad, because Murphy seemed like an interesting choice to liven up the often boring ceremony.
But since we believe in making lemonade out of spilt milk, we're looking on the bright side, because this gives us the chance to do something we've wanted to do all along: Pick the next Oscar host ourselves. Hey, considering some of the duds they've had recently (sorry, James Franco!), frankly the Academy can use all the help they can get. Get More »
You've seen plenty of movies about potheads, but you've never seen the smoke flying at your face from the screen. That's the magic that our favorite ethnically diverse comedic duo is bringing to this holiest of seasons with "A Very Harold & Kumar 3-D Christmas."
Unlike the last movie, which took place directly after the first one, Part 3 finds the boys six years later, having settled into their adult lives. Harold (John Cho) is now a married, straitlaced businessman, while Kumar (Kal Penn) is living la vida smoka in his trashed apartment. When these two reunite after years of acrimony, you know 'tis the season to cause folly.
Featuring appearances by Patton Oswalt, Tom Lennon, Danny Trejo, and, of course, Neil Patrick Harris. Get More »
Steve Jobs, the business-savvy genius who pioneered home computing with Apple and conquered the movie industry with Pixar, has passed on at the age of 56. The official Apple website has posted a tribute to the company's visionary leader, and even President Obama issued a statement hailing Jobs as "among the greatest of American innovators."
Jobs co-founded Apple, and in 1986, purchased the computer animation division of Lucasfilm called The Graphics Group, which later became the Pixar animation studio, one of Hollywood's biggest runaway success stories.
His global influence is being paid tribute to via the devices he devised as some of the biggest names in Hollywood took to Twitter to pay tribute to Steve Jobs...
"It makes 'Avatar' look 'Avatarded.'"
That's a pretty bold statement, but the "Harold & Kumar" movies have never been afraid to stir up a little controversy (and break a few cinematic taboos).
The trailer for the stoner duo's latest adventure, "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas," wastes no time in getting down to the raunchy shenanigans, opening with Harold shooting Santa Claus in the face and just getting more... well, R-rated from there. Get More »
When it comes to former child stars, few have reinvented themselves as wildly as Neil Patrick Harris has. Getting his start in showbiz at 16 on the TV series "Doogie Howser, M.D." before a brief hiatus from the public eye, Harris now soaks up acclaim on the small screen, big screen AND the stage.
He's won raves for hosting the Tonys and performing on Broadway, helped spin CBS's "How I Met Your Mother" into a hit as ladies' man Barney Stinson, and showed just how potent (and hilarious) a mere cameo can be in two "Harold and Kumar" movies.
Now he's doing one for the kiddies, playing the lead human role in "The Smurfs," a mixture of live action and CGI that finds the actor starring alongside lovable tiny blue creatures. We got his Smurf name and more. Get More »
How could you not be in good hands with Doogie Howser calling the shots?
Neil Patrick Harris must really be all grown up now, as he's trading the operating room (kid's stuff, after all) for a director's chair.
Harris will be making his feature film directorial debut with the romantic comedy, "Aaron and Sarah," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The film was written by the "Pushing Daisies" writing team of Chad Gomez Creasey and Dara Resnik Creasey (they're not completely leaving out the death angle on this one, though -- word has it there's a funeral scene and everything). Get More »