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Too Bad No One Could Save Baywatch

'Did it have to be this inane?'

(Newser) - Apparently Baywatch should have stayed off the big screen. Though audiences appear to mildly enjoy director Seth Gordon's big-screen revamp, giving it a 62% rating on Rotten Tomatoes , critics are drowning it in bad reviews for a 19% rating. Here's what they're saying:
  • "A Baywatch movie
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Zac Efron's Next Role: Ted Bundy

He'll play the serial killer in 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile'

(Newser) - Notoriously attractive serial killer Ted Bundy will be played by notoriously attractive former Disney star Zac Efron in a new movie. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile tells Bundy's story from the point of view of his longtime girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer, who ultimately turned Bundy in to the... More »

10 Celebs You Didn't Realize Voiced Animated Characters

Katy Perry, is that you?

(Newser) - Whose voice is that? You may not have realized these stars rounded up by the Stir were behind animated characters. A sampling:
  1. Kristen Wiig: Lucy in Despicable Me 2 and Miss Hattie in Despicable Me
  2. Amy Poehler: Joy in Inside Out
  3. Zac Efron: Ted in The Lorax
  4. Bill Hader: Flint
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10 Celebrities With Weird Insecurities

Hairy foreheads, stubby thumbs, and more

(Newser) - Celebrities may have access to plastic surgeons and be able to work out all day like it's their job (because it kind of is) but they still have their own weird assortment of hangups about their bodies like normal people. Below are 10 famous folks who went public with... More »

Meg Ryan, John Mellencamp Call It Quits

End could also be in sight for Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon

(Newser) - Is there something in the water? Hollywood has been hit with a rash of break-ups:
  • After more than three years together, Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp are over, People reports. "It was the long distance that ultimately was the cause," says one source; Ryan, 52, lives in New
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5 Celeb Co-Stars Who Became Couples

Any chemistry you saw onscreen was apparently real

(Newser) - Sparks flew on set for these Hollywood co-stars rounded up by Gossip Girl —in all 10 cases, they ended up together in real life. A sampling:
  • Leighton Meester and Adam Brody: The stars of The OC and Gossip Girl met while filming The Oranges. They got married in February.
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Neighbors Is Shockingly ... Mature?

Critics approve of surprisingly sweet raunchfest

(Newser) - It may look like a raunchy, juvenile, toga party of a movie, but Neighbors is actually surprisingly sweet and honest, critics seem to agree. Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, and Zac Efron star in the story of a pair of new parents battling it out with their neighborhood's new frat... More »

Zac Efron Drops Condom on Red Carpet

Hunky actor plays it safe at 'Lorax' premiere

(Newser) - Zac Efron revealed just how prepared he is at a red carpet appearance to promote a new movie. The hunky heartthrob reached into his pocket to hand something to his assistant at the premiere of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax in Los Angeles. But when he pulled his hand out, out... More »

Charlie St. Cloud: Meh, But Zac Efron Goes Shirtless!

Critics aren't impressed, but most think Zac is great

(Newser) - Critics agree on one thing when it comes to Charlie St. Cloud: Tween girls will love it, thanks to the number of times Zac Efron takes off his shirt. Beyond that they’re split, though the majority aren't enthusiastic:
  • The movie, about a teen who loses his brother in a
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Zac Efron Drops $2K on Vodka, Strippers

Just another Sunday night with Corbin Bleu

(Newser) - Guess their High School Musical days are over: Zac Efron and co-star Corbin Bleu racked up $2,000 in lap dances and vodka at a New York strip club Sunday night. “They were interacting a lot with the girls and reaching out and showering money on them,” a... More »

Teenybopper Stars Stoke Moms' Lust

They're not afraid to share daughters' crushes

(Newser) - Move over, Brad Pitt and George Clooney—today's moms are lusting after a new generation of leading men ... or should we say boys? Women in their 30s and 40s aren't afraid to declare their love for Zac Efron, Justin Bieber, and their daughters' other dream guys, the Boston Globe reports.... More »

31% of Gals Would Sleep With Zooey

And more fun revelations from Esquire's survey

(Newser) - If you’ve ever wondered which female celebrity most women would go gay for, or the average number of dates it takes before a woman will offer to pay for dinner, never fear: Esquire's Survey of the American Woman is here. The mag polled nearly 10,000 women—here’s... More »

Up-and-Coming Hollywood Heartthrobs

The Fug Girls weigh in on the new crop of leading men

(Newser) - Let’s face it: Harrison Ford can only play Indiana Jones for so much longer. Who’s waiting in the wings to succeed him and other Hollywood leading men? The Fug Girls offer up their thoughts, writing for New York :
  • Chris Pine = Harrison Ford: The new Jack Ryan has
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13 Celebrity Doppelgangers

Is that Zooey Deschanel or Katy Perry? It's hard to tell

(Newser) - Facebook's " celebrity doppelganger week " has turned countless profile photos into pictures of celebrities—but what if the celebrities themselves want to get in on the fun? PopEater offers up some suggestions for famous lookalikes:
  • Zooey Deschanel: The actress should consider posting a picture of singer Katy Perry.
  • Christina
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Welles Best Part of Me and Orson Welles

Christian McKay eclipses Zac Efron

(Newser) - Richard Linklater's Me and Orson Welles, an atmospheric period piece set behind the scenes of Welles' 1937 production of Julius Caesar, has critics gushing about Christian McKay as Orson Welles, but split on Zac Efron as a wide-eyed teen who stumbles into Welles's glamorous orbit:
  • The "frothy" film is
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Businessmen Strip Off the Power Suit

As bankers fall out of fashion, so do their stodgy duds

(Newser) - To the list of casualties of the economic crisis, add the three-button power suit. And don't cry for the fashion industry—men are investing in replacements for their cookie-cutter wool security blankets, making men's clothing priced over $100 one of the few bright spots in the bleak retail landscape, reports... More »

Marketers Ditch Fast Food for Produce Aisle

(Newser) - Wary of being associated with fast food, Disney and others are leaving Happy Meals behind and targeting young buyers—well, their parents—by branding everything from eggs to apples, the Big Money reports. Disney properties like Mickey Mouse, Miley Cyrus, and Zac Efron appear on packaging as well as the... More »

Efron's Charm Helps Unoriginal 17 Again

High School Musical star adds life to age-old body-swap concept

(Newser) - The doing-your-life-over-again movie 17 Again does what its many predecessors have done over and over again, say critics, but Zac Efron runs through the clichés with charismatic charm.
  • Claudia Puig, USA Today: "Though not as clever as 13 Going on 30 or Freaky Friday, it's also not
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2008's Hunkiest Guys

Jackman, Beckham ... and Obama highlight Fox list

(Newser) - Fox News has a holiday gift for everyone: The hottest men of 2008. Here's a sample:
  • Barack Obama: "Slated to become the president with the meanest six-pack in history."
  • David Beckham: "Wow. We want to say something but just ... wow."
  • Brad Pitt: "Even that three-piece
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HSM 3 Is Cheesy, Charming

Hit TV movie sticks to formula on the silver screen

(Newser) - High School Musical 3 takes the megapopular Disney Channel franchise to the big screen, and its director has “made the most of the move to the multiplex," writes Elizabeth Weitzman in the New York Daily News. While the storyline is “instantly forgettable,” it’s still “... More »

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