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'Fast & Furious' is the Nexus of Action Franchises -- INFOGRAPHIC

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Vin Diesel has been teasing a role in an upcoming Marvel movie for a long time now. Just today, he all-but-confirmed to EW the rumors that he was voicing a character in one of the superhero-studio’s movies — probably Guardians of the Galaxy, probably Groot. This may be surprising, but it’s actually simply the next phase in an ongoing evolutionary process that dates back to the dawn of the new century. You see, way back in 2000 2001, Vin Diesel headlined The Fast and the Furious, a movie about fast cars and the furious people who drive fastly. Diesel left; in respone, the franchise replaced him with Tyrese Gibson (2 Fast 2 Furious) and the island nation of Japan (Tokyo Drift.) READ FULL STORY

Essential Info: Which actor says he can't wait to do Broadway?

Here at PopWatch, we’re committed to keeping you informed about the things you may not need to know, but that you want to know. So, which former Disney star says he’d love to get back to musical theater?


Charlie Sheen says David Chappelle is the reason he got fired from 'Men'

As we await the premiere of Charlie Sheen’s new FX show Anger Management, his new Playboy interview will keep us entertained. The best part of writer Eric Spitznagel’s Q&A, in which the actor dissects his public meltdown at length, is arguably the part where Sheen explains why he really ended up in the hospital the January before he was fired from Two and a Half Men. It wasn’t after he’d spent days partying and doing drugs, as tabloids reported and his employers allegedly believed — it was because he laughed too hard at a Dave Chappelle sketch.

SHEEN: Remember that scene where he’s a blind white supremacist who doesn’t know he’s black? Have you seen it? It’s the funniest thing in the world. He becomes a Klansman, and he’s railing against black people. It’s insanely brilliant.

PLAYBOY: We’re familiar with it. “If anyone’s gonna have sex with my sister, it’s going to be me.”

SHEEN: Right. It’s f—ing hilarious. I’d never seen it, and I laughed myself into a hernia. That is 100 percent true.

PLAYBOY: So forget Chuck Lorre, forget Warner Bros. and CBS. It’s Dave ­Chappelle’s fault that you got fired?

SHEEN: It’s his fault. There you go. Dave Chappelle cost me my job.

Watch the sketch below. It’s possible? READ FULL STORY

Essential Info: Which actress calls red carpet critics 'sh*t eaters'?

Here at PopWatch, we’re committed to keeping you informed about the things you may not need to know, but that you want to know. So, which actress calls the people who critique her red carpet posing “voracious, starving sh-t eaters?” READ FULL STORY

Paul Wesley's 'Burt Reynolds volleyball' movie: Watch the trailer!

The Vampire Diaries star Paul Wesley was a guest on Live! with Kelly this morning, and he asked Ripa’s cohost, D.L. Hughley, if he remembered him. He didn’t. Wesley said he had “three phenomenal words” that might help: “Burt Reynolds volleyball.” That did it! They costarred in the 2006 film Cloud 9, which, judging from the trailer embedded below, was about Burt Reynolds turning strippers into beach volleyball players. “We were up for Best Picture,” joked Wesley, who appears to have played the ladies’ frequently shirtless trainer.  READ FULL STORY

Zac Efron's biceps now the star of 'Men's Health' cover as well as 'The Lucky One'

If you can’t get enough of Zac Efron’s biceps in the trailer for The Lucky One, here’s something else to tide you over until the Nicholas Sparks adaptation hits theaters on April 20: Efron’s left bicep on the May cover of Men’s Health. You’re welcome. Should you want to read the article, as well as ogle more sexy armed forces-inspired photos, you’ll find out just how he got into Marine shape with the help of trainer Logan Hood, a former Navy SEAL. By the time the film wrapped, Efron had gained 18½ pounds. For four months, five days a week, he began his day at 5:30 a.m. with “a shake and, you know, an eight-egg omelet” before working out for an hour on a full stomach. He’d eat six to eight times a day, with shakes between meals, to reach his daily target of 3,500 calories. Read tips from his trainer here.

Other essential info, from the cover story: “He’s been having dinner lately with Warren Beatty, a master with wisdom to share.” (Again, you’re welcome.)

Read more:
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Essential Info: Which actress cries so hard chopping onions she wears two pairs of glasses?

Here at PopWatch we’re committed to keeping you informed about the things you may not need to know, but that you want to know. So, which actress gets so teary-eyes chopping onions she’s been known to wear sunglasses on top of her regular glasses? READ FULL STORY

Jennifer Love Hewitt likes her boobs too

Photographed for Maxim by Stephan Wurth | Licensed to Alpha Media Group 2012

Jennifer Love Hewitt, who stars as a Texas wife and mother who becomes a happy ending massage therapist to support her family in the Lifetime series The Client List premiering next month, makes her fourth appearance on the cover of Maxim with its April issue. The interview is nearly as revealing as the bra-and-panties photo shoot. A few highlights:

• She knows her best feature: “It’s horrible to say, but I like my boobs. They’ve always served me well. They’re good.”

• She’s a multitasker: “Pole dancing. It’s a great way to stay in touch with your sexuality. I also love to cook, so I can have a cake in the oven while I do a pole dance.” (How is she currently single?)

• She’s not immune to an awesomely bad pickup line: “Well, I did get one that was so bad I gave the guy 10 minutes of my time. He was like, ‘Are you Irish? ’Cause my penis is Dublin.’ It was so stupid, but I thought it took some wit at least.” (Oh, that’s why.) READ FULL STORY

Essential info: Which actress thinks you're taken aback that she's 'easygoing but not necessarily stupid'?

Here at PopWatch we’re committed to keeping you informed about the things you may not need to know, but that you want to know. Guess which actress said the following: “People have interpretations of what you’re supposed to be like. If you’re unattractive and overweight, you must have a great personality. If you’re attractive, then you must not be the nicest person. People are always taken aback that I’m easygoing but not necessarily stupid.”  READ FULL STORY

Where have we seen these 'Voice' contestants before?

During last night’s season premiere of The Voice, Christina thought that one of the auditioning singers looked a little familiar. Turns out, Tony Lucca, who sang Ray LaMontagne’s “Trouble,” worked with her on The Mickey Mouse Club. (See his audition embedded after the jump.) But judging by all the Tony Lucca love in the comments section of our recap, many of you readers already knew who he was, and Disney had nothing to do with it.

“The minute I saw Tony Lucca, I screamed like a little girl!” wrote one longtime fan of the singer. “He already has a pretty strong fanbase and some moderate success, but I hope this show provides a boost for his career and gives him the recognition he deserves.” READ FULL STORY

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