Are you sitting down? New pictures of Zac Efron, Miles Teller, and Michael B. Jordan in That Awkward Moment are out, and at least two of the stars are shirtless. Between these shots and the recently released motion posters, this is quickly becoming our most anticipated romantic comedy of 2014. Check out the pictures, and be still, your beating heart.
The most wonderful time of the year can stress you out if you have a long list of gifts to buy and no idea about what to get. That's why we've created a shopping list for you, for those who have particularly pop culture tastes. In here, you'll find more than 300 gifts inspired by TV, movies, and music. There's something for everyone, so take a look and start checking off your list!
The cast of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues stopped by The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, and though you've probably watched countless promotions for the new movie, this one is definitely the best. Will Ferrell, David Koechner, Steve Carell, and Paul Rudd kick off the interview by bringing Stewart items from the green room as gifts. Stewart had "mistakenly" only prepared for former Daily Show correspondent Carell, and by the end of the interview, the cast attacks Carell's special plate of Chilean fruit, downs his fine Champagne, and wrestles with Stewart. In between, we get the answer to why "Paul Rudd is not aging in a normal human way," which, let's be honest, we were all wondering about.
We're eagerly anticipating March 14, the release date for the big-screen adaptation of Divergent, Veronica Roth's novel about a girl, Tris (Shailene Woodley), finding her way in a society that is divided into factions. We recently sat down with director Neil Burger and got a peek at a few of the scenes — many of which we saw a sliver of in the most recent trailer. We saw Tris get nicked by Four (love interest Theo James) in the knife-throwing sequence, Tris's troubling aptitude test, and, best of all, a kissing scene between Tris and Four! We also chatted with Burger and a few other reporters about the scene in question — which you can watch below! — and he opened up about the very real chemistry between Woodley and James, James's "real man" status, and that pesky Hunger Games comparison.
What's the dynamic of the relationship between Four and Tris?
Neil Burger: I think what's cool about the relationship is that they don't fall in love in the beginning. There's real friction and certainly sexual tension in their relationship, but he's incredibly hard on her. [He's] really pushing her, and it just has a different kind of feel to it. He's like a stone wall, just gives nothing. It's really confusing to her, and it's compelling for her, and you see that in that knife throw. He cuts her, but he sort of does it on purpose, because that's actually the only way to get her off the hook in front of Eric, who's a real dangerous character. And then obviously later, they come together.
Why did you cast Theo James as Four?
NB: Because he's a real man. He is. And he is tough as nails, and he is really intimidating. Shailene, actually, is a really strong actress. She's powerful herself, and we needed somebody that was more powerful than her, which wasn't easy to find. We found somebody who intimidated her, basically.
He's an incredible fighter. He really has those chops. There's a number of scenes in the movie where he fights, and he's amazing, as well as having this really wonderful quality. I've said this before, that he has this combination of Paul Newman crossed with Bruce Lee. He's this wonderful man, but then he has an exotic quality to him as well. And they — Shailene and Theo — have a real natural chemistry, which you hope for. They really cared for each other and amused each other and were turn on by each other, actually. That's partly what's going on in the movie as well, minus the "maybe they amused each other." There's this sort of palpable energy for a number of different reasons in the story. They're both from Abnegation, he's this stone wall, he's got these incredible secrets as well, which makes him vulnerable, which makes him put up his guard more.
Is there more or less romance in the movie than there is in the book?
NB: I think it's similar to the book, but I think what you have is an atmosphere of sexual tension throughout the movie. There's the romance that's the kissing and the giving in; then there's the cat and mouse, the dance leading up to it. That's what there is a lot of. The movie is incredibly romantic in that way. It has this quality of romance, because they are eyeing each other and tiptoeing around each other each in their different way. There is this palpable attraction and friction and electricity between them in the while movie.
What do you make of the Hunger Games comparison to Divergent?
NB: It's annoying. [But] this movie probably exists because of the success of that movie, and that movie exists because Twilight was a success, and Harry Potter. These movies have a lineage. The comparison, yeah, it is annoying; it is, however, a young woman in a postapocalyptic society, so the comparisons are inevitable. However, as I said, going inside this world, that's a very prominent part of this story. This is a far more complex story than Hunger Games, and if you know the book, she starts out questioning her place in society and questioning society itself in a real way.
Award season has officially arrived with the recent announcements of the SAG, Golden Globe, and Critics' Choice nominations — and we're just getting started. We're so excited to see which films are getting nods that we've put together a handy scorecard telling you how many nominations each movie has gotten so far. Click through to see what's nominated, for what, and how many noms they have!
Oscar nominee Greg Kinnear is coming to the small screen in Fox's midseason series Rake as a lawyer whose personal life is as disheveled as his bed-head hair. If the drama sounds a little been-there-done-that, then keep reading to find out why I think the show is worth watching when it premieres on Jan. 23.
Watch a preview of Rake when you keep reading.
This week's casting news got a little more fun when Paul Rudd was confirmed to take on Marvel's Ant-Man and Hugh Jackman got in the mix to play a famous villain in the upcoming Peter Pan origin story. Speaking of stories you already know, Josh Gad is bringing Gilligan's Island to the big screen, plus Ricky Gervais is reprising one of his cuter roles. See who's got a new job in this week's casting update!
The big screen was full of bad guys (and girls) this year — and they weren't just prevalent in superhero blockbusters. Sexy Brit Max Minghella's The Internship character is as venomous as the Wicked Witch of the West, just in a less obvious way. Of the dragons, witches, interplanetary visitors, and other baddies, which of these was the best villain of 2013?
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Since his run on Saturday Night Live and subsequent movie career, Will Ferrell has given us so many memorable characters: Frank the Tank, Ricky Bobby, and of course, Ron Burgundy. This week, Burgundy is back in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, but before you head out to the theater, see if you can match these pictures to the Ferrell flick they came from.
Pulling from the most popular 2013 titles across several genres, we've created the ultimate book gift guide for every personality. It's a one-stop book shop for all the people you need to buy for this year, including everyone from your NPR-loving co-worker to your artsy niece. The pop-culture fanatic in your life will love our celebrity memoir picks, the football fan can appreciate our sporty selections, and the sweeping love stories are sure to suit the hopeless romantic. Know a blogger, a photographer, a new homeowner, or a '90s nut? We've got fun options for all of them, too. Books make the perfect last-minute gifts, so skip the stress and check out our curated picks for everyone on your list!
This year brought us plenty of shocking moments, breakups and baby bumps, and hits and misses in the fashion and entertainment world. In case you missed any of it, we broke it all down in our series of 2013 Year in Review Google+ Hangouts!
With award season fast approaching, our POPSUGAR editors discussed the best and worst movies of 2013. We've got everything from our favorite films and performances to the films that left us less than impressed. It all went down in our Google+ Hangout — and you can watch it here now!
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There are always a few shows that you watch before they're even done recording on the DVR, and we definitely play favorites. This year, some new comedies captured our interests, and a handful of dramas really hit their stride. Take a look through our absolute favorite series of 2013, and let us know what your can't-miss programs are!
— Additional reporting by Shannon Vestal and Becky Kirsch
The small screen has a variety of comedies to choose from, but there are a certain few that are funnier than others and keep you tuning in week after week. The question is, which one is your favorite? Take a look at the list below, and let us know which network comedy is king of your DVR!
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Brad Pitt celebrates his 50th birthday this week, and ever since his emergence in classics like Thelma & Louise in the early '90s, he's been a movie heartthrob. As the years have passed, Pitt has stunned in movies like Fight Club, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Moneyball. Take a look at some of his most memorable roles, the ever-changing hair, and that gorgeous face in our collection of over 30 pictures in honor of his birthday.
The new trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has been released, and it's going to make you want to run for the hills. A sequel to 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes, it features a relatively simple premise: humans and genetically evolved apes are fighting for dominance over the planet. It's been nearly a decade since a powerful virus wiped out much of the population, and the human race is significantly weakened. Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty), Keri Russell, and Gary Oldman all star as humans while Judy Greer and Andy Serkis play the apes Cornelia and Caesar.
The simplicity and effectiveness of this trailer sends chills up my spine. Caesar is not to be trifled with nor is his army of apes. I've always thought of the Planet of the Apes films as more sci-fi action flicks, but this definitely feels more like a horror movie. I have no doubt I'll be squirming in my seat at those incredibly real-looking ape faces. The movie opens on July 11, and you can watch the trailer below.
As we're celebrating the best of 2013, we're giving it up to something that's really worth celebrating: love. This year, couples tied the knot on both the big and small screens, and though the characters may be fictional, the warm-fuzzies we had were definitely real. Check out the best weddings of 2013 from movies and TV.
Heads up, because this weekend's Saturday Night Live is about to be epic. The holiday episode has host Jimmy Fallon plus musical guest Justin Timberlake, and Fallon's promos are hilarious to boot. JT may not appear, but that doesn't stop Fallon from singing "Mirrors" — a ridiculous, mumbled version with Kenan Thompson anyway — and he also whips out his own guitar and breaks it down with Kate McKinnon. Seriously, there are so many funny parts to this promo, I can't pick a favorite (and make sure you watch until the very end!).
Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore are one of the cutest onscreen couples — already having done this a couple times before — and they're doing it all over again for Blended. In the romantic comedy, Sandler and Barrymore both play single parents of multiple kids, but when they go on a date, there are very few sparks. Cue the contrived plot device that gets both families to Africa on vacation, and they finally start to warm to each other. I'm not sure if Blended will be quite as great as The Wedding Singer or 50 First Dates, but I won't deny that Sandler and Barrymore are an irresistible pair. We'll see if the third time is the charm when the movie comes out May 23, and until then, you can watch the trailer.