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Leighton Meester Pushes All Bounds in Flaunt Magazine (photos)

Leighton Meester’s days as a New York gossip girl are winding down, but the young Hollywood hottie should have no trouble seguing to the big screen. She shows off her sultry star power in a new photo spread for Flaunt magazine. ‘It was the best magazine cover shoot EVER,” the 26-year-old actress says. “Everyone was so open. The clothes were amazing and the pictures turned out great.” Indeed, Leighton tests the bounds of sexuality in startling photos; she gets involved in some girl-on-girl action, cavorts with two nude men and poses topless. Not exactly something her CS Network “Gossip Girls” character Blair Underwood would abide by....

Leslie Mann Tackles Everyone's Mid-Life Crisis in 'This is 40' (watch!)

Leslie Mann has two hot films on the way including “This is 40,” a comedy written, co-produced and directed by Judd Apatow, who just happens to be her husband. Sure, it’s a family affair, but it seems to work. Their upcoming film “This is 40,” sort of a sequel to 2007′s “Knocked Up.” Characters Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Mann) are reprised. They are still wrestling with their marriage, but this time Pete’s new record label is facing financial problems. As they turn 40, they begin to go through the throes of a hilarious midlife crisis....

Nicholas Hoult Climbs Beanstalk in New Giant Slayer Video (watch!)

Nicholas Hoult will be known for more than being Jennifer Lawrence’s boyfriend, judging by a new trailer for his film “Jack the Giant Slayer,” a retelling of the children’s fairy tale classic “Jack and the Beanstalk.” Hoult plays Jack, who is beguiled when a princess, played by Eleanor Tomlinson shows up on his doorstep one rainy night. He’s thirsting for an adventure and so is she. The film has a solid cast including Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy and Ewan McGregor, but these fairy tale reimaginings have a mixed record....

Jennifer Hudson, Jeremy Jordon Spice up Smash Season 2 (watch!)

Jennifer Hudson joins the cat fight on the second season of NBC’s hit show “Smash.” She better sharpen her elbows for Katharine McPhee’s Karen and Megan Hlity’s Ivy. They’re still going it at it. Hudson leads the list of new additions to the upcoming season. She plays Veronica, a Broadway queen who has the power to help Karen, or is it Ivy, get a leg up in the cutthroat business. Jeremy Jordan joins the series as Karen’s new boyfriend. Jordan, 27, has starred on Broadway. He played Jack Kelly in the 2012 musical Newsies and Clyde Barrow in the 2011 musical Bonnie & Clyde....

Dakota Fanning, America's Sexy Lolita, Finally Grows Up (photos)

Dakota Fanning was a surprise edition to the “Twilight vampire movie, given that she’s moving beyond teen movies since she turned 18 in February. She talks about her career in InStyle magazine. In fact, the last of the “Twilight” movies, “Breaking Dawn, Part 2″ is likely to be her last as a child star. She has three films in post-production including the racy “Very Good Girls.” She teams with Elizabeth Olsen as two New York City friends who make a pact to lose their virginity....

John Hamm, Daniel Radcliffe Hilarious in Young Doctor's Notebook

“Mad Men’s” Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe, of “Harry Potter” fame, share a bathtub in a new trailer for “Young Doctor’s Notebook,” a hilarious look at the practice of medicine in pre-revolutionary Russia. The odd choice of subject matter is based on the semi-autobiographical writings of Russian writer and playwright Mikhail Bulgakov. He chronicled his experiences working in Muryovo, a small village, at the dawn of the Russian Revolution in 1917. Radcliffe plays a younger version of Hamm’s doctor in the four-part comedy drama, which will air in Britain on the Sky Network....

Penelope Cruz Sizzles in Red for Campari Calendar (12 photos!)

Penelope Cruz is ravishing in red for the 2013 Campari Calendar, a vanity publication with a limited print run that goes to the brand’s best customers around the world. Fortunately, Campari was generous enough to share photos of the 38-year-old actress, who looked hot blooded in the blood-red gowns featured in the calendar. She joins Milla Jovovich, Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes and Olga Kurylenko, all of whom have posed for previous calendars for the bitter Italian aperitif. The drink is dark red in color, which explains the ensembles that Cruz wore....

Keira Knightley Perks Up (Her Breasts) for Allure Mag (photos!)

Keira Knightley is best known for her costume dramas, but she’s totally comfortable going without a costume if the part calls for it. And, often it does. She flaunts her classic beauty topless on the cover of Allure magazine. “I’m quite rigorous about what gets exposed,” the 27-year-old Brit told the magazine. “No bottom half!” She couldn't get more explicit than that. But she’s fair game for anything else. “I don’t mind exposing my t*ts because they’re so small — people really aren't that interested!” she laughs....

Tom Riley, Blimey! Stars in New "Da Vinci Demons Trailer (watch!)

Tom Riley doesn't make a very convincing Leonardo Da Vinci, thanks to his thick British accent. Other than that, the new Starz fantasy series “Da Vinci’s Demons” could be fun for most everyone… except the Catholic Church. Da Vinci has been in the doghouse ever since Dan Brown wrote his 2003 murder mystery “The Da Vinci Code.” The series, a collaborative effort between Starz and BBC Worldwide, will be more “Da Vinci Code” than Da Vinci’s real life. ...

Selena Gomez: How'd She Get So Busty for Glamour? (6 photos!)

Selena Gomez looks deliciously curvalicious in a new photo spread for Glamour magazine to mark being named the magazine’s “Woman of the Year.” And she looks like she’s grown in more ways than one. Gomez, 20, is captured by celebrated fashion photographer Ellen von Unwerth in stunning gown by Zac Posen and other couture by Balmain, Bottega Veneta and Giulietta. But don't buy those cheesy tabloid reports that she’s had a surgical breast enhancement. Selena is all natural. She just gets a little help from the Zac Posen gown, which lifts and separates to give her some cleavage....

Kim Cattrall Lands 'Sensitive Skin' on Canadian TV (watch!)

Kim Cattrall, who gave new meaning to promiscuous as Samantha on HBO’s “Sex and the City,” is returning to television in a new series about a woman in her 50s who is going through a midlife crisis. But don’t count on seeing it in the United States. Cattrall has landed a deal to produce and star in the series on television in Canada. No U.S. network would touch the show, apparently because of its focus on someone outside their key 18-to-49 demographic. The show, however, is based on the popular British television series “Sensitive Skin,” which aired in 2005 and ran for two seasons on BBC 2. Cattrall, 56, has been trying to get the show on the air for the past four years,...

Penelope Cruz Exudes Hot-Blooded Lust in Vogue Spain (8 photos!)

Penelope Cruz combines sophistication and smoldering sexuaity like few actresses in Hollywood. She shows off her natural exotic beauty in the November issue of Vogue Spain, evoking visages of ’60s sex siren Sophia Loren. The 38-year-old actress wears dresses from Armani Prive’s fall collection as she poses for photographer Tom Munro. The black-and-white photo spread oozes hot-blooded lust. Cruz also provided the sexy sizzle opposite Johnny Depp in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” replacing Keira Knightley as the film’s eye candy....

Adam Levine, Jenna Dewan-Tatum Freaky Insane Asylum Sex (watch!)

Adam Levine wasn't all that convincing during his debut on “American Horror Story: Asylum,” but his sexy scenes with actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum made up for his novice acting skills. The Maroon 5 frontman and judge on reality talent show “The Voice,” played one half of a newly married couple on their honeymoon. Sexy wife Teresa has a sexual fetish for haunted houses so they set out to visit the spookiest places they can find,...

Kristen Stewart: On the Road Sans Nudity Wouldn't Work (video)

Kristen Stewart has no regrets about her on-screen nudity in upcoming movie “On the Road.” Anything less, she says, would violated the spirit of the Jack Kerouac book, which became a classic exposition on the ’50s-era Beat Generation. Stewart plays MaryLou, one of the fictionalized characters Kerouac created to represent the real people in his life when he went on the road to gather material for the seminal book. The film also stars Amy Adams, Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Steve Buscemi, Terrence Howard and Elisabeth Moss....

Paris Jackson Riles Family Over Michael Jackson Comments

Paris Jackson wants to be known as more than Michael Jackson’s daughter. Is that so wrong? Apparently her aunts and uncles things so and are reportedly angered by her comments in a recent interview. The stunningly attractive teen will play lead role in “Lundon’s Bridge and the Three Keys,” a modern-day fantasy adventure based on a book by Dennis Christen. Filming begins in January....

Carey Mulligan Tips on Great Gatsby in AnOther Mag (photo!)

Carey Mulligan reveals some behind-the-scenes details from the set of “The Great Gatsby” in a new interview for UK fashion magazine “AnOther.” Mulligan plays Daisy Buchanan the love interest of Jay Gatsby, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. Tobey Maguire plays writer Nick Carraway, Amitabh Bachchan is Meyer Wolfsheim, Joel Edgerton is Tom Buchanan, and Isla Fisher plays Myrtle Wilson. Much of the movie was shot in Australia....

Twins Abigail, Brittany Hensel Tackle World on New Reality Show (watch!)

Abigail and Brittany Hensel, who have lived remarkable lives as conjoined twins largely out of the public eye, are finally going to invite the world to see how they manage day-to-day tasks in a new reality televison show. Move over Kim Kardashian. the new TLC show, “Abby and Brittany,” which premiered yesterday (Aug. 28) focus on their lives as young adults. It starts with their graduation from Bethel University in Minnesota and follows them as they look for a job. The show also documents their travel through Europe with friends. ...

Ellen Barkin Blasts Mormon NBC Station for New Normal Ban

Ryan Murphy’s new NBC sitcom “The New Normal” drew a not-so-surprising review from a Salt Lake City, Utah television station owned by the Mormon Church. Not on our airwaves, the station said. What would Mitt Romney say? Jeff Simpson, who heads Bonneville International, the parent company of NBC affiliate station KSL-TV, told reporters the station will pass on the show, which is set to air Tuesdays at 8:30pm, during family viewing hours....

Vanessa Hudgens Hot Pole Dance Melts Frozen Ground Trailer (watch)

Vanessa Hudgens is enticing bait for a serial killer in Scott Walker movie Frozen Ground. A new trailer shows her in action as a stripper who becomes key to capturing the killer in this take off of true events. Hudgens teams with Nicolas Cage, who plays police Sgt. Jack Halcombe and John Cusack, who gives a chilling portrayal of serial killer Robert Hansen....