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9 Actors Who Turned Down Huge Roles

Carrie Bradshaw could have been played by ... Dana Delany?

(Newser) - Can you picture anyone other than Sarah Jessica Parker playing Carrie Bradshaw? How about someone other than Julia Roberts playing Vivian in Pretty Woman? Probably not, but both of those roles, and 17 others rounded up by Wetpaint , almost went to other actors. Click through the gallery for a sampling.... More »

Meet Hollywood's New 'It Girl'

Carey Mulligan's role in An Education reminiscent of Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman

(Newser) - Thanks to her lauded role in An Education, Carey Mulligan is Hollywood's latest "It Girl," poised to join the ranks of Julia Roberts and Audrey Hepburn. "She has fragility, she has humor, she can be very moving, she's bright, and she's great to look at," says... More »

John Hughes Was Peter Pan: Molly Ringwald

Director, mentor was 'one of us' kids

(Newser) - For Molly Ringwald, John Hughes was like Peter Pan, drawing his teen actors into Neverland, she writes in the New York Times. Hughes “was one of us,” laughing alongside the actors rather than reprimanding them as they worked. And when Ringwald and her fellow actors chose to move... More »

Greatest John Hughes Movie Moments

(Newser) - John Hughes was the undisputed king of '80s teen comedy writes Time in a look at the late producer/director's most classic moments.
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off,  "Bueller...Bueller...Bueller?": Matthew Broderick's direct address to the audience on how to fake a sick day, followed by an empty desk
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Ringwald, Broderick Pay Tribute to Hughes

(Newser) - Actors John Hughes made famous in the '80s are paying tribute to the late director, People reports. "I was stunned and incredibly sad to hear about the death," says Molly Ringwald, a Brat Packer who rose to fame with Hughes by starring in Sixteen Candles (1984), The Breakfast ... More »

Romo Moves Quickly Post-Jess

Plus, more celebrity babies—and mug shots

(Newser) - In the wake of her split with Tony Romo, Jessica Simpson was too upset to hold her Barbie-themed birthday party—but “Tony was hanging out until 2am, getting his flirt on,” a source tells the New York Daily News. Spotted at a Hollywood club surrounded by pals and... More »

Ringwald Expecting Twins

Pregnancy will be written into The Secret Life of an American Teenager

(Newser) - Molly Ringwald, who currently plays the put-upon mother of a pregnant girl in The Secret Life of the American Teenager, has some buns in the oven herself, People reports. The 40-year-old Breakfast Club alum is expecting a boy and a girl this August with hubby Panio Gianopoulos. A Secret Life... More »

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