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The real star of 'The Other Woman': The EW Exit Poll


Spoiler alert! If you haven’t seen The Other Woman, stop reading now. For those who have, here are a few questions:  READ FULL STORY

Ryan Gosling joins long line of directors who have cast their wives and girlfriends in movies

Earlier this month, Ryan Gosling cast girlfriend Eva Mendes in his directorial debut, How to Catch a Monster. With production on the fantasy film set to begin this May, Gosling is a few months away from the joys and challenges of directing a significant other.

But Gosling is hardly the first director to cast his sweetheart in his own movie. Woody Allen is famous for dating (and sometimes marrying) many of his leading ladies, and Paul Newman also directed wife Joanne Woodward in multiple films.

Here’s a round-up of other men who have directed their actress significant others — some of whom are still going strong, while others’ relationships are in the rear-view mirror.

Paul W.S. Anderson and Milla Jovovich
This couple met while working on 2002’s Resident Evil. Since they began dating in 2003 (with a wedding following in 2009), Anderson and Jovovich have made four more films in the lucrative zombie franchise. The British director also cast his wife in his 2011 adaptation of The Three Musketeers.
Anderson on directing Jovovich: “I always call her the hardest working person in show business. I’ve never met an actor as dedicated as she is. She’s like the Terminator, relentless. It can be 2 a.m. in the morning, and she suggests we talk about some aspect of the film. How about we don’t, Milla? But we both just love making movies.” [Huffington Post]
Jovovich on working with Anderson: “I tell Paul every day, he spoils me. It is such a pleasure. We have our family together. We do these fun movies together. What am I going to do when I have to go work with somebody else?” [Huffington Post]
Are they still together? Yep. And they’re planning to continue their working relationship too — both are expected to return for a sixth Resident Evil installment. READ FULL STORY

Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann headed on 'Business Trip'

Judd-Apatow-Leslie-Mann_240.jpg Image Credit: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic.comAre the husband and wife team ready to work together again? Universal confirms that Judd Apatow is attached to produce Business Trip, a comedy about three women on a corporate trip that’s currently in development at the studio. Apatow is looking at it as a vehicle for his wife and frequent leading lady Leslie Mann (Knocked Up, Funny People). Apatow is also working on the comedy Bridesmaids, and the Jennifer Aniston-Paul Rudd comedy Wanderlust, so he may have his hands full right now, but the thought of him working with very funny Mann again should be enough for a preemptive chuckle or two, right?

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