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Vin Diesel Calls Out 'Dad Bod' Body-Shamers

By using his 6-pack abs, of course

(Newser) - Last week, Vin Diesel raised some eyebrows when he was photographed sporting a " dad bod ," aka a bit of a softer gut than that to which his fans are accustomed. But Sunday while in New York to promote his latest film, 48-year-old Diesel hit back at the haters,... More »

Vin Diesel Thinks Furious 7 Is Oscar-Worthy

But the Academy is biased against both action flicks and sequels, he says

(Newser) - The latest Fast & Furious film deserves a best picture Oscar but has two strikes against it when it comes to the Academy—it's an action flick and it's a sequel. That's according to Vin Diesel, who told the AP today that "we all know that... More »

Guardians of the Galaxy Is 'Shamelessly' Fun

Latest Marvel installation

(Newser) - Guardians of the Galaxy—what the AP describes as a "3-D space opera" starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and the voices of Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper—opens today, and reviewers seem happy. As of this writing, 91% of critics on Rotten Tomatoes approve of the Marvel flick, mainly... More »

Riddick Shines Brightest With $18.7M

Knocks 'The Butler' out of top spot

(Newser) - The Butler's long run at the top of the box office charts finally came to an end this weekend, with Vin Diesel's Riddick debuting to the tune of $18.7 million to take the No. 1 spot. On the historically slow weekend after Labor Day, it was easily... More »

You'll Love Riddick ... or Hate It

Critics split on David Twohy's third Riddick installment

(Newser) - Riddick is back, 12 years after he came to life in Pitch Black, but now the ever-muscly Vin Diesel must battle giant scorpions and bands of bounty hunters if he wants to make it back to his home planet. Directed by David Twohy, Riddick is the third in the series,... More »

27 Celebs' Real Names

Does Vincent Damon Furnier sound like a rocker's name?

(Newser) - Alice Cooper wasn't actually born with his female-sounding name; his parents dubbed him Vincent Damon Furnier. Radar lists the real names of 26 more stars:
  • Chuck Norris: Carlos Ray
  • Sting: Gordon Sumner
  • Kirk Douglas: Issur Danielovitch
  • Jodie Foster: Alicia Christian Foster
  • Hulk Hogan: Terry Jean Bollette
  • George Michael: Georgios
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Kutcher Scores Luxe $35K-a-Month, Er, 'Trailer'

Somebody (else) is winning

(Newser) - Not to be outdone by the leader of the free world , Ashton Kutcher is getting a two-story, luxury "mobile estate" as his trailer for Two and a Half Men. Measuring in at nearly 16 feet tall and 53 feet long, the trailer costs $35,000 per month to rent,... More »

Fast Five Is Furiously Fun

Critics entertained by dumb, loud caper flick

(Newser) - Oh look, it’s yet another The Fast and the Furious sequel. Surely critics will summarily lambaste it and move on. Wait, what’s this? They like it? It has a 77% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes? It’s all true. Here’s what they’re saying:
  • “Bless me
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10 Celebs Who Rule Facebook

Vin Diesel, Linkin Park have a lot more friends than you do

(Newser) - We know Lady Gaga and President Obama have plenty of fans (more than 10 million, though the leader of the free world actually trails the singer). Here are some other surprising social media mavens, singled out by Time , along with their number of fans (as of Thursday) and a taste... More »

Why Good Movies Make Bad Video Games

Parents, you certainly aren't helping

(Newser) - Movie buffs likely don’t remember The Chronicles of Riddick, a trundling sci-fi clunker from 2004. But for gamers, the title is hallowed because of its spin-off video game—a rare success for a movie tie-in. Too often, such games are rushed to coincide with the film, resulting in crappy... More »

Fast & Furious Fast, Furious

Fourth installment just what you expect

(Newser) - Fast & Furious, the fourth installment in the series that made Vin Diesel a star, is “exactly and precisely what you'd expect,” writes Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times—and his fellow critics agree:
  • “If you're in the mood for a lot of vroom, vroom, thump, thump,
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