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Style: 19 extreme celebrity hair makeovers -- PHOTOS

Bold, short looks are taking Hollywood by storm. Charlize Theron is a rocking a new ‘do, following in the footsteps of Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Anne Hathaway, Katie Holmes, and more. Check out some of the best and worst new styles of the season (and a few looks back on short cuts that made a splash in seasons past)!

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Charlize shaved her head for the upcoming Mad Max, but this is the first time we’ve seen her pared down locks — a far cry from her usual golden tresses.

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'Saturday Night Live' best host poll: Did Jeremy Renner hit the bull's eye?

“Just go have fun and be a jackass.” That’s what Jeremy Renner’s The Town co-star — and SNL all-star — Jon Hamm advised the Oscar-nominated actor about the opportunity to host for the first time. And even though Renner isn’t known for his comedy — “If I laugh in one of my movies,” he said during his opening monologue, “somebody dies” — he seemed willing to pile up a high body count. Perhaps that’s why I laughed hardest when he and Taran Killam filled Bobby Moynihan with lead during “The Stand Off” digital short.

But Renner has some imposing competition in our latest Saturday Night Live host poll. First off, there’s Anne Hathaway. If audience reaction seemed mixed after her show last week, there turned out to be an enormous enthusiasm gap between those who loved her and those who wrinkled their noses. She rocked 57 percent of the vote, topping Louis C.K.‘s performance and marking the best voting debut for a host since Jimmy Fallon last season. Seth MacFarlane continued to prove that his season premiere had lasting power, and Bruno Mars held on to eliminate Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Click below for last week’s official results, and then vote on whether Renner earned a spot in the final four. READ FULL STORY

Anne Hathaway lost 25 pounds for 'Les Mis': 'It was definitely a little nuts'

In a move straight out of costar Christian Bale’s acting playbook, Anne Hathaway adopted an extreme diet and exercise regimen to tone her body for The Dark Knight Rises, then lost 25 pounds for Les Misérables.

The Vogue cover girl discussed her intense body transformations in December’s issue. After enduring a vegan diet and 10 months of weight training, martial arts, and yoga to play Catwoman opposite Bale, she went on a cleanse then took up a “near-starvation diet” consisting of two squares of dried oatmeal paste a day to play Fantine.

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'Saturday Night Live' best host poll: Anne Hath-a-way about her -- VOTE

We’ve known for a long time that Anne Hathaway is brave enough for just about anything in front of the camera. (See: Brokeback Mountain and hosting the Oscars.) So it was no surprise to see her star in pretty much every SNL sketch when she hosted for the third time this past weekend. Her impersonations were hilarious — Homeland, Katie Holmes — she sang, of course, and she wasn’t afraid to commit to the potentially disastrous — the “Sloppy Swish,” which I loved!

Yet there’s still a little public ambivalence about Hathaway, in general, judging from our comments board, so I’m extremely eager to see where the Oscar-nominated actress will place in this week’s best-host poll. Last week’s host, Louis C.K., made a strong impression at the polls, but will it be a lasting one? Bruno Mars saw more than half of his initial support disappear, while Seth MacFarlane held relatively steady to finish in third place. Joseph Gordon-Levitt dropped precipitously but still managed to edge Christina Applegate and survive elimination. He’ll be hard-pressed to hang for another week, though. READ FULL STORY

'Saturday Night Live' recap: Anne Hathaway's eager self is far from 'Miserables'

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Leave it to Saturday Night Live to bring to the forefront this week one of the most divisive issues facing our country: Americans’ complicated feelings for Anne Hathaway. For all the people who enjoy her work, there are just as many who feel like Anne Hathaway the person tries a little too hard and can be a little too grating.

For those who aren’t typically impressed, your opinion might have changed last night, when Hathaway hosted Saturday Night Live for the third time. The always-game actress clearly gave it her all, and the material, while not exactly hilarious, was more consistent than we’ve seen in previous weeks. An eager Hathaway (who appeared in every sketch) brought charm and energy to the first episode after the election.

How ’bout that election? With the political event SNL has been building to occurring this week, I’m sure many hoped for a cold open with more bite than what we got: A SadBot Mitt Romney standing on a balcony, chugging milk, joined by a parade of visitors. There were a couple of good one-liners: “Paul Ryan is doing feats of strength in the drawing room. She thought you’d like to see….I’d like to see him carry Wisconsin!” and “Donald Trump is doing a very amusing thing where he’s racist.” But the end note – that Ann and Mitt Romney were in love and would be fine — seemed a weird tone for the late-night program to strike. Not that I minded seeing Kate McKinnon’s Ann Romney one last time. This was also presumably the last time we’ll see Jason Sudeikis’ Romney (and Jason’s days may be numbered as well?) Fare thee well, Mitt. READ FULL STORY

Anne Hathaway hosts tonight's 'Saturday Night Live': Talk about it here!

Hate on Anne Hathaway all you want, but Lorne Michaels must see something in her. After all, she’s been asked to host SNL three times in the past four years — and in each of her previous outings, she’s proven herself to be a solid supporting player who’s got a special knack for impressions. (Check out her spot-on Julie Andrews and Judy Garland imitations for proof.)

Personally, I don’t get why so many people seem to despise Hathaway. She’s got good comic timing, she always sounds pretty smart in interviews, and while her Oscars hosting stint was sort of a disaster, I blame smug, too-cool-for-school James Franco much more than I blame eager theater kid Hathaway. Honestly, the only thing that might drag down tonight’s episode is an abundance of musical sketches; between Seth MacFarlane, Christina Applegate, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Bruno Mars, this season has been  a little too heavy on the song and dance. A full-scale Les Mis parody could be amazing, but I’m hoping that we don’t see any more sketches stuffed with snippets of popular tunes. Especially since rights issues always prevent those sketches from being posted online.

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Anne Hathaway to perform one-night-only concert in NYC

Anne Hathaway is coming to the cabaret!

The Oscar-nominated actress (who’ll next be seen singing and dreaming in Les Misérables) will take to the stage for a special event benefiting the Public Theater in New York.  Hathaway appeared in The Public’s Twelfth Night in 2009 as part of “Shakespeare in the Park.”

The one-night-only NYC event, Perfectly Marvelous: The Songs of Cabaret with Anne Hathaway and Friends, will take place Oct. 24.

“I am delighted to reunite with The Public for this special night to celebrate the theater’s rededication, and support its mission to spread great theater to all the people of New York (tourists are welcome too),” said Hathaway in a press release.

Tickets are on sale Oct. 2 through the Public Theater’s website.

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Batman. Bane. Catwoman. That ending! Time to talk about 'The Dark Knight Rises' -- but only if you've seen it.

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“Don’t be afraid.” Those were the dying words of Thomas Wayne, said to his traumatized young son after being shot behind a theater by a thug named Joe Chill. The scene in Batman Begins resonates anew with eerie irony — and hopefully, a little inspiration — one day after the opening of The Dark Knight Rises and the tragedy in Aurora. Despite the terror felt nationwide following the violence in Colorado, and even in spite of it, moviegoers packed into multiplexes yesterday to watch the conclusion of Christopher Nolan’s trilogy of Batman movies. And now, you have questions, opinions, quibbles, praises, and many other things to say about this heavy superhero spectacular – particularly the way it ended.

So let’s talk about it. Fearlessly.

And with a massive amount of detail… which is to say, SPOILER ALERT!

Seriously: If you have not yet seen Rises, STOP READING NOW. Because we’re not holding back on anything, beginning with…  READ FULL STORY

This Week's Cover: Christian Bale and Christopher Nolan discuss the making and meaning of 'The Dark Knight Rises'

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Christopher Nolan is throwing down the gauntlet. “We want this to be the most exciting film, the most emotionally engaging and enjoyable blockbuster that an audience can see this summer,” says the director of The Dark Knight Rises, the third and final chapter in the Inception helmer’s trilogy of Batman movies starring Christian Bale. In advance of the film’s release on July 20, Nolan and Bale sat down with Entertainment Weekly for separate interviews to talk about the making of Rises and the remarkable success of their collaboration. The new issue of EW, on sale later this week, also features exclusive new photos from the film.

During a chat in his home office in Los Angeles, Nolan spoke of constructing the story for Rises with writers David S. Goyer and Jonathan Nolan and discussed how the edgy epic reflects “the things that worry us” about the world. But he dismissed the perception that the movie promotes a specific political agenda. “I don’t feel there’s a Left or Right perspective in the film,” he says. “What is there is just an honest assessment or honest exploration of the world we live in.” Nolan told EW that he’s satisfied with the threequel, which pits Gotham City’s caped crusader against two new villains: Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catwoman (Anne Hathaway), a thief who preys on high society, and Bane (Tom Hardy), a fierce, secretive, and brilliant revolutionary. Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Gary Oldman are back, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard join the cast. “I’m very happy with it. I know it’s the film I wanted to make. It does all the things I really hoped for,” says Nolan, who found inspiration in Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, David Lean’s Dr. Zhivago and Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner – plus Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities – for his climactic opus. “I look what everyone has done in the film and I think they’ve done a very good job — and I think I’ve done a good job not obscuring it.”

Over a breakfast of carrot juice at an L.A. restaurant late last month, Bale told EW he’s both excited and overwhelmed by the imminent arrival of Rises’ pop culture moment. “It’s just begun, hasn’t it?” said the actor, noting the massive billboards outside the eatery. “These movies always start as small affairs, just me and Chris, sitting across a table, talking,” says Bale. “By this point, it starts to become this monster, just kind of roaring. For me, it’s kind of exciting, but don’t get too close, because it might devour you with its jaws.”

Not that Bale is anything less than grateful for the beast that’s been the Dark Knight. Before becoming Batman, Bale was frustrated by the lack of quality parts coming his way. Not anymore. Since Batman Begins, Bale has not only been a very busy actor, but one of Hollywood’s best. “[Batman] afforded me a change in my life. And it’s up to me to make a hash of that,” says Bale, who won an Oscar last year for his work in The Fighter. “Most actors desperately hope for work to come their way. Batman has given me the ability to say, ‘I don’t have to.’ I can choose, and choose wisely, and make the most of it.”

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Style and Design: Anne Hathaway's couture Catwoman training, Ron Perlman revisits 'Hellboy' and more

What’s the one skill that Cat Woman and a fashion assistant at Vogue have in common? The ability to run in high heels, says The Dark Knight Rises star Anne Hathaway. [LifeLineLive]

After hearing that a six-year-old leukemia patient told the Make-A-Wish Foundation he wanted to meet Hellboy, actor Ron Perlman got back into character as the superhero demon for a special meet-and-greet. [Collider]

Tony-winning costume designer Martin Pakledinaz — who created the wardrobe for Broadway productions of Kiss Me Kate, Gypsy and Thoroughly Modern Millie — died of cancer at age 58.  [LiveDesign]

Lesley Arfin, a writer for the HBO series Girls, shows off her closet and her “unbridled lack of self consciousness.” [stylelikeu]

Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld explains why dressing celebrities for the red carpet can sometimes be bad for business. [ElleUK]

Art Noveau-inspired illustrations of the women of Battlestar Galactica are the latest series in artist Megan Lara’s oeuvre. [io9]

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