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Cate, Angelina, Charlize -- Why Oscar winners know 'Evil Queen' is the way to go

Win an Oscar, become evil?

That seems to be the new trend with the news that Cate Blanchett may be playing the Evil Stepmother in a Cinderella remake. She joins Angelina Jolie, who will be portraying Maleficent in an upcoming Sleeping Beauty film, and Charlize Theron and Julia Roberts, who this year both starred as the Evil Queen in Snow White movies

It’s tempting to say that this is a sad commentary on the roles for 35-plus women in Hollywood who can no longer play “The Girlfriend.” As Tina Fey wrote, “The definition of ‘crazy’ in show business is a woman who keeps talking even after no one wants to f— her anymore,” but while Fey definitely has a point about Hollywood, I don’t think ageism is on display here. These women are still getting complex roles post-Oscar — Theron’s Young Adult, Jolie’s A Mighty Heart — but when a big-budget fairy tale comes knocking, it’s the villain — never the princess — that is the most fascinating and delicious role to play. If we’re going to rally around a cause about women in Hollywood — and there are plenty of issues about women’s opportunities and portrayals on screen — this isn’t the one.

Kids might grow up dreaming of golden-voiced maidens and courageous princes, but adults come to appreciate that the villains are often the most interesting people in the story. Power, intrigue, cunning: What’s not to love? READ FULL STORY

Your party is a wonderland: 'Vanity Fair' Paramount portrait is an A-list playground

Image credit: Art Streiber, exclusively for Vanity Fair

Well, I just lost my afternoon. In honor of Paramount’s 100th anniversary, Vanity Fair has “assembled 116 of the greatest talents ever to work at the studio.” That means Leo, Bob, and Marty, some icons of the studio’s golden age (hello, Eva Marie Saint, Jerry Lewis, and Michael York!), almost the entire casts of Transformers and Star Trek, and even that Canadian whippersnapper Justin Bieber, whom you might remember from a little indie film called Never Say Never. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg (Titanic zing, hey-yo!).

Because Vanity Fair knows you want to see every one of those 116 faces up close and personal, they’ve installed a zoom function on their site. Fair warning, PopWatchers: This thing is addictive. Click through at your own risk. Below, we scope out a few of the famous faces and hand out our portrait honors. READ FULL STORY

Red Carpet Watch: Whose 'Snow White' gown was the fairest?

We saw London, we saw France, we saw Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart in strikingly sheer gowns at the U.K. premiere of Snow White and The Huntsman. While Theron flashed a pair of sexy hotpants underneath her Christian Dior Haute Couture, Stewart worked a more goth version of the layered look in Marchesa’s lace dress and embroidered skeleton illusion bodysuit.

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This Week's Cover: A behind-the-scenes look at 'Prometheus,' Ridley Scott's return to sci-fi

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In this week’s cover story, Entertainment Weekly provides an exclusive sneak peek at this summer’s top-secret, 3-D space epic Prometheus —  director Ridley Scott’s eagerly-awaited return to science fiction after three long decades — and attempts to get to the bottom of the question that every fanboy wants to know: Is the new film a prequel to Scott’s 1979 face-hugging, chest-bursting classic, Alien?

Ever since Prometheus was announced in January 2011, the R-rated sci-fi odyssey has been shrouded in mystery. Little was known about the film except that (a) its cast includes Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, and in the lead, the original Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Swedish actress Noomi Rapace; (b) the script is by Jon Spaihts and and Lost‘s master of the mysterious Damon Lindelof; and (c) its story revolves around the crew of a spaceship called Prometheus that heads off to a distant planet whose inhabitants visited Earth long ago.

But an exclusive visit to the set of the film — two hours northeast of Reykjavik, Iceland — yielded more answers. There, EW watched a master director at work and sat down with the star-studded cast as they tap-danced around calling the R-rated film an Alien prequel. “There’s definitely a link to Alien,” says Fassbender, who plays the spaceship’s resident android. “There are creatures in it that you’ll recognize, but that’s only one tiny facet of what’s going on.”

Scott, who’s making his first sci-fi film since 1982′s equally visionary Blade Runner, is the toughest nut to crack. At first all he’ll say is, “There may be a vague notion, some slight DNA from the original Alien. But barely. Fans of the original Alien will notice some things, especially toward the end of Prometheus. Like 12 minutes from the end. But I can’t really say more than that.”

But eventually, Scott does say more than that.

To find out how much more, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands Friday, May 11.

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Charlize Theron's phone 'hacked': Is her sex tape or stalker clip better? -- NSFW VIDEO

Since April Fools’ Day fell on a Sunday this year, a lot of the pranks, jokes, gags and gotchas are bleeding over into today, colloquially known as “April Shame on Me Day.” But I dare you to find any April Fools’ leftover better than the “hacked” videos from Charlize Theron’s cell phone, courtesy of Funny or Die. Turns out, beyond Theron’s desire to take home another Oscar for her lethally great performance in last year’s Young Adult, the South African native has some surprising ways of spending her downtime. I mean, who knew hot milk had such novel uses in S&M bondage sex play?

Needless to say, the videos are NSFW, and you will be checking them all out below regardless:  READ FULL STORY

Charlize Theron: Keeping the Fassbender Package Punchline Watch alive

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Did you think the end of awards season meant no more inappropriate jokes about Michael Fassbender’s Little Mickey? If so, you were wrong. Leave it to fellow 2012 Oscar snubee (and new mom) Charlize Theron to revive that most illustrious institution: The Michael Fassbender Package Punchline Watch.

At this weekend’s Human Rights Campaign gala, both Prometheus costars were in attendance. During her acceptance speech for the Ally for Equality Award, Theron told Fassbender (who presented the award to her), “Your penis was a revelation. I’m available to work with it any time.” We can only assume she was talking about his work in Shame and not just making a general statement. READ FULL STORY

Golden Globes fashion: Will Charlize Theron reclaim her crown?

There’s a lot to look forward to when it comes to Sunday’s Golden Globes: the awards, the gags, the acceptance speeches. But my attention is firmly focused on the red carpet fashion, particularly because this year marks the return of Charlize Theron and her chic wardrobe.

While, in the past few years, stars like Emma Stone, Zoe Saldana, and Mila Kunis have owned the red carpet (and rightfully so), Charlize was the reigning fashionista back before they started topping best dressed lists left and right. And now, thanks to her performance in Young Adult, she’s back and hopefully, ready to reclaim her title.

If you need a refresher of just how fabulous Charlize has proven to be on the red carpet, check out her bold Vera Wang gown from the 2000 Oscars or her shimmering Gucci number from the 2004 awards (both pictured below): READ FULL STORY

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