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The visual effects department had to do a pretty bang-up job to make Joseph Gordon-Levitt look even remotely similar to a young
yippee ki-yaying mother-f---er Bruce Willis in Rian Johnson's time-hopping "Looper," but since Hollywood's baddest, baldest ass-kicker was blessed with three daughters and no sons in real life, there wasn't much of a choice. Sure, all that pain and suffering ultimately paid off, but there are some people who've got it way, way easier. Get More »
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").
Of course, we've seen a number of them on to the silver screen already — including Leighton Meester "That's My Boy" and "The Oranges" and Blake Lively in Oliver Stone's "Savages."
Since the world of these privileged few thrives on competition, it only made sense to see which GG star's movie career leaves the rest of the beautiful people in the dust. Read our (very scientific) rankings to find out, then weigh in yourself in our poll below. Get More »
One of the most eagerly anticipated — and simultaneously dreaded — films on the horizon is the indie drama "Greetings From Tim Buckley," which serves as a biopic of Tim's son, the late, great musician Jeff Buckley. From the moment it was announced until the moment it debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival last week, fans were holding their breath, wondering if the movie and star Penn Badgley could possibly do Jeff justice.
Well, now we have the first trailer for "Greetings From Tim Buckley." And the verdict?
Looks like you'll have to watch it and judge for yourself. Get More »
Turns out Penn Badgley is not just another pretty face – apparently he has a pretty voice as well. Who would've thought "Gossip Girl"'s Dan Humphrey could carry a tune? In his latest film, "Greetings From Tim Buckley," Badgley manages to capture the very essence of one of the most ethereal musicians of the '90s, Jeff Buckley.
Premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, "Greetings From Tim Buckley" chronicles the days in the life of Jeff Buckley leading up to a tribute concert for his mostly absent father, 1960s folk artist Tim Buckley.
We caught up with a particularly chatty Badgley to talk about how he prepared to play an iconic music artist, his own personal music background and, of course, his hair. Get More »
James Dean-esque musician Jeff Buckley has the "died too young" mystique, and that's been a big part of the devotion he's inspired in his fans, but there's another component as well: The guy was an actual, honest-to-God great singer.
When it was announced that "Gossip Girl" star Penn Badgley would portray Jeff Buckley in the indie biopic "Greetings From Tim Buckley" it was met with a hearty amount of skepticism, but it seems like the pretty boy actor might just be able to deliver in the singing department if a new YouTube video (via My Discman Broke) is any indication. Get More »
It-girl du jour Imogen Poots is clearly on the rise— the blond bombshell just landed the female lead opposite "Gossip Girl" heartthrob Penn Badgley in the soon-to-shoot "Greetings From Tim Buckley."
The drama, written by Emma Sheanshang, David Brendel and Dan Algrant (who will also direct), follows the true story of the days leading up to Jeff Buckley's famed 1991 performance at a tribute concert for his father, who had abandoned him.
Poots will play a young woman who meets Buckley (Badgley) while working at the concert, and, shockingly totally predictably catches his eye. The two take off on a four-day journey together that will change both of their lives, Deadline reports.
Sounds like good movie fare to us. Get More »
Penn Badgley will indeed be playing the role of Jeff Buckley in an upcoming film featuring the late singer-songwriter, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
However, this is not the same Jeff Buckley film that Badgley was rumored to have been involved with last week. You know, the one that the "Gossip Girl" star had supposedly been chosen for over Robert Pattinson.
That film, which still doesn't have its Buckley, is currently untitled. This film, in which Penn Badgley has officially been cast as Buckley, is called "Greetings From Tim Buckley." Get More »
UPDATE: Penn Badgley has NOT been cast in the untitled Jeff Buckley biopic, according to the film's co-producer, Orian Williams.
"Penn is not involved in the film at all," Williams said in a phone interview with the Los Angeles Times. "It's crazy how these stories get out."
When asked about Robert Pattinson being a contender for the role of the late singer-songwriter, Williams said that although he's a fan of the "Twilight" star, he'd only had preliminary meetings with him.
Casting for the project probably won't begin until October.
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When you've got three of young Hollywood's hottest stars battling for the lead in your film (before it even has a title), you know you're doing something right. Get More »
"My favorite comedy of all time? That's easy: 'Being There.' It's not just a comedy. It's a deeply touching drama. It really crosses genres in an amazing way.
"When I first saw it, I was totally amazed. In that movie, Peter Sellers isn't just an actor, he is like... a savant. That role required someone with a special talent and he nailed it. And Shirley MacLaine? Also amazing!
"I just really, really love that movie."
Penn Badgley currently stars as Dan Humphrey in the hit TV show "Gossip Girl," and will next be seen on the big screen in the Sundance thriller "Margin Call."