These days, you pretty much know what you're getting into with any film adapted from a Nicholas Sparks book, and recent release Safe Haven is the latest in his line of romances. A first glance alone features famous Sparks conventions — a beautiful couple on the verge of romance at the beach — and it got me thinking about the other common themes that show up repeatedly in Sparks movies.
Valentine's Day is here, and it doesn't matter if you have your own squeeze or not, because TV has plenty of lovable leading men to go around. Everyone has their small screen crushes, and we have a particular affinity for a few too, whether it's because the character is so sweet, charming, funny, or all of the above. Check out our list to see which TV guys we'd love to spend V-Day with, and why.
— Additional reporting by Shannon Vestal
Hollywood is all about mixing business with pleasure, and the proof is in this slideshow. Plenty of costars who've played lovers haven't had to act much in certain films, because they were playing opposite their significant other (or future significant other) at the time. Here are the 25 acting pairs who played a couple onscreen and had a real-life relationship. Even if they broke up later, love was in the air during filming!
In case you've managed to avoid the aisles of pink cards and candies at the grocery store, Valentine's Day is almost here. The lovey-doveyness has been making us think about our favorite romantic movies, and the moments that may be over-the-top, but we love them anyway. Check out this list of our favorites and get ready to swoon over some of the sweetest things leading men (and women!) of the big screen have done for love.
This week's 30 Rock series finale marks the end of an era, but instead of mourning, let's celebrate the show and look back at an incredible seven seasons. One of our favorite hallmarks of 30 Rock has been its slew of pretty incredible guest stars and the star power its been able to attract. From Olympians, musicians to Hollywood A-listers, the set of the show has really seen it all. Let's take a look back at over 30 of our favorite celebrity guests who made very special appearances!
To call this season of American Horror Story tumultuous would be an understatement. Asylum has seen exorcisms, amputations, abductions, assaults, batteries, face masks made of real faces, torture chambers, twisted doctors . . . need I go on? The writers sure did. Following this week's finale, I'm calling out the twists and turns that I'll most remember from the show. Check out my top moments, and remind yourself that maybe it's a good thing the series will be on hiatus for a while.
Whether he's playing a billionaire ladies' man by day or his hooded alter ego by night, Stephen Amell has made freshman series Arrow must-see TV. As sexy playboy Oliver Queen and vigilante Arrow, Amell has our attention, and it's in large part due to his great looks. Need to see evidence? We're happy to oblige: click through for some of Amell's hottest moments as the hero of Starling City.
The music-store comedy Empire Records is one of the most memorable (and quotable) movies of the '90s. The cult classic starred a lot of young actors who went on to star in blockbusters and TV shows, but have you kept up with all the employees of the store? Click through to find out what all the actors are doing now, what they look like, and — just for fun — what their characters might be up to now, almost 20 years later.
Nina Dobrev's 24th birthday is on Jan. 9, and to celebrate, we're saluting something The Vampire Diaries star does best: survive. As Elena or Katherine, human or vampire, the actress often finds herself in a pickle, and whether she gets out of it herself or with a little help from a supernatural friend, she looks awesome doing it. Here are her top damsel-in-distress moments.
We've already showed you the best shirtless movie scenes of 2012, but we could never overlook our small-screen crushes. Last year, TV guys had no problem showing off those six-packs (or lack thereof, in some cases) and steaming up our living rooms on a weekly basis. Take a moment to ogle all of the best shirtless TV moments of 2012.