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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").
Choosing between opening presents on Christmas Eve or opening them on Christmas morning may seem like a difficult call, but you haven't seen anything yet. Try deciding whether to have a one-night stand with Anne Hathaway or Amanda Seyfried.
Welcome to our "Les Misérables" edition of Eff, Marry, Kill.
This game goes exactly how you think it does. We want you to determine which actress — Hathaway, Seyfried or newcomer Samantha Barks — you'd like to spend the rest of your days with, whose days you'd like to end for good and which one you'd enjoy (or suffer through, as the case may be) spending one single night with.
Because such decisions are so difficult, we've asked a few of our buds to weigh in. Hit the poll below and hear thoughts from our experts underneath. And don't forget to give us your thoughts in the comments!
Josh Wigler, Editor, MTV Splashpage
I can't imagine there's a single warm-blooded heterosexual male who saw "The Dark Knight Rises" and didn't fantasize about a one-night stand with Selina Kyle, so my answer in the Eff category should be pretty clear. Which leaves marriage or death for poor Samantha and Amanda … cruel fates for either one, to be sure. I suppose I would elope with Ms. Barks, since she's O.G. "Les Miz" and I assume that means she'd tolerate my late-night renditions of "Javert's Suicide." Sorry, Seyfried, but this is one confrontation you won't survive.
Eff: Anne Hathaway
Marry: Samantha Barks
Kill: Amanda Seyfried
Laremy Legel, Writer, Film.com
The lady I'd make sweet loving' to? Amanda Seyfried. I mean have you seen her work in "Chloe" and "Jennifer's Body"? She's a very sensual little minx! Now then, when you're talking wifey material, I'd take the amazing Anne Hathaway. She's massive amounts of talented, and she seems genuinely kind as well. Plus, she's had awful boyfriends in the past, so my efforts to spoil her wouldn't be taken for granted. Finally, I hate to be the one doling out death, but Samantha Barks would have to go. She seems like a great kid, but I don't think I could date a 22-year-old at this point in my life. Sadly, there's only room for one "barks" in my house, and that's when my dog Bugsy suspects an intruder.
Eff: Amanda Seyfried
Marry: Anne Hathaway
Kill: Samantha Barks
Kevin Polowy, Executive Editor, NextMovie
Amanda Seyfried's never done much for me, and did make me regret existing for 108 minutes during "Mamma Mia!," so she's gotta go. Don't know much about Samantha Barks, except that I wouldn't kick her out of bed. And love love Anne Hathaway, even though I'm not digging on the pixie-style cut she's been rocking lately (has it really not grown back since those bastards shaved it?). But I'm confident we could make the type of compromises a marriage needs to work, especially if one of those compromises involves her Selina Kyle costume from "Dark Knight Rises."
Eff: Samantha Barks
Marry: Anne Hathaway
Kill: Amanda Seyfried
All of the week's hot casting news in one fell swoop ...
• We wonder if "Les Miserables" star Eddie Redmayne had to sing for his new role. The handsome up-and-comer is officially joining Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis for "Jupiter Ascending," the top-secret sci-fi film from the Wachowski Siblings. [Heat Vision]
• Samantha Barks just can't stop singing! Eddie Redmayne's "Les Miserables" co-star is in talks (or, rather, in songs) to go "Walking on Sunshine," a musical set to '80s pop ditties about a mother and daughter who fall in love with the same man while vacationing in Spain. '80s pop star Kylie Minogue has already been cast (we're assuming as the mom, which makes us feel old). [The Wrap] Get More »
Lacking in IMDb credits as she may be, "Les Misérables" star Samantha Barks is no newcomer to performing: Before being chosen to belt out the part of Eponine in Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper's adaptation of the musical, Barks played Eponine in the West End stage production of the show, as well as the 25th anniversary cast.
A professional performer since the age of 3, Barks is experienced well beyond her 22 years, and now has bragging rights for a lifetime. She worked alongside big names such as Hugh Jackman and Helena Bonham Carter on the movie, and recently spent an evening jumping on a couch and singing with Amanda Seyfried. Barks sat down with NextMovie in New York City ahead of "Les Misérables"' Christmas Day release and dished on karaoke, being a lifelong theater geek and how often she goes out partying. Get More »
It must be Fall! School's finally in session, the weather is getting ever slightly cooler and the offerings at your local movie theater change from big-budget popcorn fare to serious potential award winners.
This autumn the studios have a wide array of noteworthy films to put on your must-see list, from art-house Oscar contenders to teen ensembles and much-anticipated literary and musical adaptations.
We're celebrating the start of Fall with 15 actors who are going to blow audiences away this season. Some have been around for a few years but have yet to break out and others are lucky enough to have their first major roles in buzzworthy movies.
When you're having trouble casting a role, it's sometimes just good to go with someone who's played it before.
Tom Hooper's film adaptation of "Les Miserables" gives further homage to its theatrical roots with the casting of stage actress Samantha Barks in the coveted role of Eponine, according to Deadline. Get More »