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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").
All of the week's hot casting news in one fell swoop ...
• Here's another entry in the ever-growing action subgenre of "Neesploitation." Liam Neeson will do more punching and shooting and, apparently, running in "Run All Night," a thriller about a mob hit man who takes on his former boss. The "Taken" star will reunite with his "Unknown" and "Non-Stop" director, Jaume Collet-Sera. [Deadline]
• Hey, James Franco, who does your hair? The "Spring Breakers" star continues to refuse to be typecast as he's set to star in and direct "Beautiful People," a biopic about charismatic playboy and visionary Jay Sebring, the jet-setting hairstylist to the stars in the 1960s who romanced gorgeous actress Sharon Tate. Franco's quite the spitting image of Sebring, no? [Deadline] Get More »
Though "Ruby Sparks" may be one of Zoe Kazan's first leading roles in a movie, she's no stranger to Hollywood. Kazan has had supporting roles alongside such heavyweights as Ryan Gosling ("Fracture"), Leonardo DiCaprio ("Revolutionary Road") and Meryl Streep ("It's Complicated"). Not to mention she's the granddaughter of the late Oscar-winning filmmaker Elia Kazan ("On the Waterfront").
Kazan is now pulling double duty in "Ruby Sparks," which arrives on DVD and Blu-ray this week, having written the screenplay and playing the lead. Ruby is a fictional character created by young novelist Calvin (played by Kazan's real-life boyfriend Paul Dano) who suddenly appears in the flesh in Calvin's home the next morning. She's the girl of Calvin's dreams who can also be controlled by whatever he writes with his typewriter. As the movie progresses, their relationship stops being a fantasy and gets really real.
All of the week's hot casting news in one fell swoop ...
• James Franco continues to provide evidence that he lives in a world where there are more than 24 hours in a day. According to Deadline, the crazy busy thespian has added "The Grace That Keeps This World" to his insane schedule, a family drama co-starring Brit Marling and Glenn Close that follows a father and his sons as they prepare for the upcoming hunting season.
• Michelle Williams, whom we haven't seen on the big screen since "My Week With Marilyn," is in talks to star in "Suite Francaise" for English director Saul Dibb ("The Duchess"). Williams would be playing, according to Variety, "a spirited young woman in occupied France who falls for a German officer and must choose between love and her country." She'll probably find a way to choose both.
• The con is on with Ben Affleck! Deadline reports that the "Argo" man is in talks to star in "Focus," the tale of a grifter who falls in love with a female up-and-comer — a recipe for heartbreak when one's in the business of cheating and lying. Get More »
In the new sci-fi brain bender "Looper," time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin' into the future, as Steve Miller used to sing, except, in this case, the future is Bruce Willis.
His past is Joseph Gordon-Levitt, playing a young, cocky version of the "Die Hard" legend's character who is assigned to kill him when he comes back from the future to wreck havoc with the space-time continuum. Where's Doc Brown when you need him?
Rian Johnson ("Brick") wrote and directed this blazingly brilliant action bonanza, possibly the best time travel movie since Willis' "12 Monkeys." Get More »
It's nice to see Paul Dano actually, you know, being in a lot of movies.
After his incredible performance as Daniel Day-Lewis' God-fearing nemesis in Paul Thomas Anderson's "There Will Be Blood" (2007), we thought Dano was going to pop up in almost every other movie - or at least get offered almost every other movie. But it isn't until a good handful of years later that he's finally starting to work on a regular basis, with turns in "Cowboys & Aliens," "Being Flynn," "Ruby Sparks" and "Looper" (opening Sept. 28) in just the past year or so. Get More »
When news broke that Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris had finally picked a project to follow up their Academy Award-winning feature film debut "Little Miss Sunshine," you can bet that more than a few eyebrows were raised. Sure their indie smash was a totally disarming winner, but their breakout film was made a whopping six years ago — and since then they've released zilch. Get More »
In the upcoming "Ruby Sparks," "vivid" is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to describing Calvin's imagination. The protagonist, played by Paul Dano, is an author struggling to write his next big novel. He finally feels inspired — not to mention in love — when he creates a character named Ruby Sparks (Zoe Kazan).
Like something out of "Pygmalion," Ruby shows up in Calvin's apartment the next day, and the writer can control her every thought, action and emotion with the clickity-clack of his typewriter. Calvin is faced with a difficult choice: have a real relationship with Ruby or use his typewriter to create a fairytale ending.
Now that we've sparked your interest, there's no need to keep wondering what "Ruby Sparks" will look like. Not only is the movie almost here (in select theaters Wednesday) but we've also got four never-before-seen exclusive images to give you a glimpse of this fantasy rom-com from Fox Searchlight. Get More »
It's been five years since "There Will Be Blood" hit theaters, but Paul Dano still can't escape the biggest catchphrase to come out of the Oscar-nominated movie — and probably of that year — "I drink your milkshake!"
During our interview for Dano's upcoming romantic comedy "Ruby Sparks," the star told us that fans still recite the quote to him, made famous by Daniel Day-Lewis in the film, and then some... Get More »
Hey guys, remember that '80s classic "Weird Science," where a couple of computer nerds somehow create their ideal woman out of thin air? Well, replace Anthony Michael Hall with a nebbishy writer and hire the people behind "Little Miss Sunshine" to redo it as a quirky indie and you've just created your own perfect movie out of thin air.
And we've got the first trailer for it right here. Get More »