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Who are Hollywood's biggest stars... when they're stripped of their superpowers?

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In the current era of The Avengers and Batman Vs. Superman, it’s impossible to be a fan of the comic-book genre and not have a well-considered argument to the question, “Who’s the Most Powerful Superhero?” Superman, of course, is the most obvious answer in any superpower battle-royale debate, but there are strong and more interesting claims to be made for the others, too. (Except Hawkeye. Sorry, guy.)

In Hollywood offices, there are similar conversations going on all the time about their own legion of superheroes, those famous actors and actresses who can open a movie in New York, Nebraska, and Nepal, whether it be a romance, an action-adventure, or a raunchy comedy. But with more and more of the industry now tilted towards Comic-Con-approved tent-pole pictures, the pecking order for actors today is heavily weighted by his or her ability to land a major role in a superhero franchise. It is the lifeblood of a long and prosperous career. For example, playing Batman not only elevated Christian Bale to the Hollywood A-list — positioning the indie actor for other major studio movie roles — but his enhanced financial security allowed him to continue to gamble on the eclectic roles he preferred in the first place, in movies like The Fighter and Rescue Dawn.

When the right actor gets the right superhero role, it becomes virtually impossible to separate the artist from the character. The cape becomes part of their public persona, one that can help or hinder their other on-screen roles. But what happens when Hollywood’s heroes are stripped of their superpowers? That is to say, what is Robert Downey Jr. without Tony Stark’s armor? What is Hugh Jackman when his Wolverine claws are clipped? Do we still pay to see their movies, or do we give them the cold-shoulder, like old-school Lois Lane used to give old-school Clark Kent? Who is the most powerful superstar when they’re nothing more or less than their Hollywood alter ego?

After looking at the actors and actresses who are major players in current comic-book franchises, we examined their recent box-office and critical reputation when they’re not in costume, and then ranked them in order to see who really flies the highest and has the biggest muscles in the movie universe. READ FULL STORY

'The Heat' and 'Man of Steel' lead final flight of Teen Choice nominations

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The third and final wave of nominees has been announced for Teen Choice 2013, with many of the most popular summer movies getting in on the action. At the head of the pack are Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock, whose galmance comedy The Heat tied Man of Steel with five nominations. The ABC Family drama The Fosters also received wide popular support with four nominations.

Pitch Perfect and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 also received additional nominations after already getting nodds in the previous waves of announcements.

The teen awards show will feature fan favorites in all things entertainment, in addition to fashion, sports, comedy, and the Web. Joining a lengthy list of stars who have confirmed appearances at the awards show are Lucy Hale, Ian Somerhalder, Laura Marano, and Leven Rambin.

Between the ages of 13-19? Have a major opinion for best movie hissy fit or onscreen liplock? Fans can continue voting once-a-day per category in the first, second, and third waves of nominees through 11:59 p.m. PT on Aug. 10. Teen Choice 2013 airs live on Fox Sunday Aug. 11.

Check out the full list of 2013 third wave nominees below: READ FULL STORY

Henry Cavill and Kaley Cuoco split after 12 days

You hear that sound, PopWatchers? It’s the sound of doves crying over the breakup between “wait-they’re-dating-huh?” couple Henry Cavill and Kaley Cuoco. After news broke that the two were in “the beginning stages of a relationship,” the tabloids couldn’t get enough of them. Alas, true love between Kal-El and Penny was not meant to be, and the couple quietly called it quits, according to People. Thankfully, their careers seem to be doing just fine.

The tabloids only caught wind of the relationship on July 1st, so we’ll never really know how long they actually dated. But let’s celebrate the 12 days that we were aware of it, with a by the numbers look at Cavill and Cuoco. READ FULL STORY

James Franco writes the most ridiculous superhero article ever. We have some concerns.

Dear James Franco,

Congratulations! You’re kind of having a moment right now. Your hilarious turn as “yourself” – an art-obsessed serious actor who may or may not be gay – in This Is The End is a recent high point for you that is charming audiences and critics alike. This is a great break because, despite being an Oscar-nominated dramatic actor, people tend to kind of roll their eyes at you and your various projects, books, and college courses. (Not me! But some people.) I figured you could ride this out and parlay it into a few more great, interesting films that would remind people why they were intrigued by you as an actor in the first place and I wouldn’t have to worry about what’s become of you anymore, and I could move on to worrying if Ryan Gosling has become a parody of himself.

But then you went and wrote one of the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever read from you. I don’t even know what to do with it. According to an all-over-the-place article you wrote for Vice about superheroes, you snuck into the premiere of Man of Steel and now you’ve got thoughts about superheroes! And money! And Henry Cavill! And sequels!

Let’s highlight a few quotes from your piece, shall we?
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'Man of Steel': The deleted scene that explains the ending?

Spoiler alert! If you haven’t seen Man of Steel, stop reading now. There have been a lot of heady dissections of the film: Why Superman is the Jesus we wish Jesus would be, and what the film’s ending may or may not get innately wrong about the character. There has also been a lot of inappropriate swooning over star Henry Cavill, who trained his way into looking like the live-action personification of Beauty and the Beast‘s Gaston — with a swell cleft in his chin, biceps to spare, and every last inch of him covered with hair. That got us thinking…
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Watch Henry Cavill train (shirtless) for 'Man of Steel' -- VIDEO

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Whether or not Henry Cavill’s physique as Man of Steel‘s Superman will inspire you to push your own physical limits in the name of self-discovery, which is the real message behind the National Guard’s SoldierofSteel.com video of him working out shirtless below, you’re going to want to watch it. READ FULL STORY

'Man of Steel': Day 3 of inappropriate tweets about Henry Cavill -- with polls!

Having already established the level of inappropriate appreciation being expressed for the handsomeness of Man of Steel‘s Superman Henry Cavill on Twitter (read Day 1 and Day 2‘s samplings), Day 3’s tweets have inspired three polls. READ FULL STORY

Today in (even more) inappropriate 'Henry Cavill is Hot' tweets...

It’s Day 2 of our Henry Cavill Twitter Watch, and the tweets about his handsomeness have definitely gotten racier. Credit goes to more people having actually now seen him on the big screen as Man of Steel‘s Superman, but also to the airing of a Graham Norton Show interview in Britain, which produced so many tweets right as we began our search for inappropriate expressions of affection that we only had the stamina to look through two hours’ worth. Watch a fun Graham Norton clip below in which costar Amy Adams explains how creepy one feels talking about Henry’s beauty in front of him. (Ah, the anonymity of the Internet.) And below, the inappropriate — but still printable — tweet sampling: READ FULL STORY

Today in inappropriate 'Henry Cavill is Hot' tweets...

As Man of Steel hits theaters, prepare for your Twitter feed to be overrun with descriptions of Superman Henry Cavill’s handsomeness. Here are some of today’s most inappropriate (but still printable) expressions of appreciation. READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Confessional: YouTubing Henry Cavill, and other entertainment that's made you late for work

I spent a half hour this morning YouTubing Henry Cavill. Twenty minutes in, I realized it’d make me late for work — unless I made it the basis for a PopWatch Confessional. So I kept going until I discovered he’s played at least three characters who’ve had sex on a boat.* (NSFW clips below.) Yep, that made me feel guilty enough that I had an item and could stop.

Now that I’ve admitted that, it’s your turn to confess: What entertainment has made you late for work? It could be an Internet reconnaissance mission like the one above, an episode of TV from the previous night you just had to see (or repeatedly rewind), a show you were marathoning, a morning show appearance you needed to watch live, or a rerun that sucked you in (morning NewsRadio repeats on A&E got me for, like, two weeks more than a decade ago). READ FULL STORY

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