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The 100 best comedies of all time? Time Out London has an interesting, extremely British list

Making a “greatest movies” list is always difficult. Movie quality is subjective, after all: Which is “better,” the psychological depth of Citizen Kane, the relentless comic timing of Some Like it Hot, or the kinetic thrills of Raiders of the Lost Ark? By their nature, such lists are open documents, demanding debate. And that’s especially true of a list of movie comedies. The things that make us laugh are extremely personal and highly subjective. When someone tells me they don’t think Caddyshack is funny, I can’t help but judge them. (I, in turn, have felt the cruel judgment of close friends when I admit that I can’t stand Anchorman.)

Still, a new list by Time Out London takes a good stab at compiling the 100 funniest movies ever by specifically building their list from the opinions of over 200 comedy professionals: Stand-ups, comedy writers, and other professional funnymen (and women, too!). READ FULL STORY

Tyler Perry tops 'Forbes' list of the highest-paid men in entertainment over the past year

Madea Goes to the Bank. Okay, so that probably won’t be the title for the next installment of the wildly popular film series, but it could be considering Tyler Perry’s titular character has definitely helped him rake in the cash. This week, Forbes released their list of the highest-paid men in Hollywood (not to be mistaken with their list from last month of the highest-earning actors) and the multi-faceted Perry, who has taken on writing, directing, acting, and producing duties in film and television, topped them all with an intake of an estimated $130 million from May 2010-2011.

Perry, who was behind four movies from 2010 to 2011 (including Madea’s Big Happy Family and For Colored Girls) and his hit TBS sitcom Meet the Browns, likely won’t be falling far on the list either, as he’s already extended his partnership with Lionsgate with a multi-year deal and took over for Idris Elba’s role in the anticipated I, Alex Cross.

Perry edged out, by a fairly substantial margin, the man responsible for The Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who earned a reported $113 million over the course of the year. READ FULL STORY

'50 Documentaries To See Before You Die': Do you agree?

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For the last four weeks, Current TV has been running down its list of 50 documentaries every person must see in his/her lifetime. Tomorrow night, the series unveils its No. 1 documentary: Hoop Dreams. Steve James’ moving portrayal of inner city athletes is a safe choice to top the list of docs, though its only Oscar nomination at the time was for editing. Still, there are some glaring omissions that made room for host Morgan Spurlock’s Supersize Me (#5) and network honcho Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth (#8), not to mention more dubious inclusions like last year’s Catfish. See what we think was left off the list and share your own opinions after the jump. READ FULL STORY

America has spoken: Casey Anthony and 'Octomom' top the 'Most Hated' list -- but who lands the top spot?

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Two questionable mothers walk into a poll… In a survey of who has incurred the most rancor of the American public, Casey Anthony won the dubious honor of “The Most Hated Person in America.” Nadya “Octomom” Suleman came in a disrespectable third place. See who else made the list after the jump. READ FULL STORY

'Star Trek' theme park being developed in Jordan: What's your ride wish-list? We'll tell you ours!

Set phasers for fun! That’s because Star Trek’s getting the theme park treatment in Aqaba, Jordan. Set to begin construction in March 2012, the Red Sea Astrarium, a $1.5 billion development comprised of four hotels and 17 amusement-park-style attractions, will feature a Star Trek-themed entertainment center, including a “space-flight adventure” simulator ride (a la Disney’s Star Tours) based on the 45-year-old franchise.

Puzzled by Starfleet’s incursion into Jordan? READ FULL STORY

Vanity Fair's 'Best-Dressed': More proof that Kate Middleton wins at everything

Kate Middleton is at it again. She’s already snagged the world’s most sought-after bachelor, scored the greatest wedding dress ever, and casually graced the cover of Newsweek next to Princess Di. And that was all before lunch, it seems: This morning on NBC’s Today, Vanity Fair‘s Amy Fine Collins revealed that Kate Middleton is the leading lady of Vanity Fair’s 72nd annual International Best-Dressed List — proving once again that Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, continues to do just about everything at a level head-and-shoulders above the rest of our species. Watch the clip after the jump: READ FULL STORY

Steven Spielberg 'movie list' is bogus, but it's still a great idea

The American Film Institute famously updates a list of the 100 greatest films of all-time every 10 years or so, but can you trust anything determined by a committee? Wouldn’t you rather just know the films a true cinematic master reveres? What if, say, Steven Spielberg handed you a list of movies, and said, “Go now. Watch these films. Study them. Watch them with the sound off. Listen with your eyes closed. And you will be a filmmaker, my son.”

Just such a list created some buzz on the Internet recently. An interesting collection of 206 masterpieces and underrated gems, from Adam’s Rib to The Young Lions, was advertised online as Spielberg’s Curriculum. The collection skewed old-school, with not one work from the last 20 years, but included many classic films from directors Spielberg has long admired publicly, like Frank Capra and David Lean. It seemed like a list Spielberg would recommend. READ FULL STORY

Leonardo DiCaprio is 'king of the world,' says Forbes

Leonardo DiCaprio once crowed that he was “the king of the world,” and the 36-year-old actor now has the bank account to back it up. The Inception star dislodged Pirates of the Caribbean icon Johnny Depp at the top of Forbes’ list of the highest-earning actors, with Adam Sandler, Will Smith, and Tom Hanks rounding out the top 5.

The magazine estimated that DiCaprio had earned $77 million in the 12-month period ending in May, an impressive tally for an actor not associated with a blockbuster movie franchise. In fact, there’s something strangely satisfying about DiCaprio and Depp ranking 1 and 2 on this type of list. Though they both certainly qualify as handsome Hollywood leading man, both men seemingly spurned the lure of instant stardom and opted for smaller, offbeat roles early in their careers. READ FULL STORY

Eddie Cibrian adds to list of Great Pop Culture Moments in Bathtubs

Eddie Cibrian, star of NBC’s new fall drama The Playboy Club, is, one must admit, an excellent model for Charisma, a luxury home brand that includes bedding, robes, bath rugs, and towels. For the fall 2011 campaign, he was photographed in bed, of course, and while those shots are worth looking at (check them out here, along with a behind-the-scenes video in which Cibrian is half-naked but hearing compliments like, “Look at those sheets! Ohmygod!”), it’s the bathtub shots that make me happy. I love when male celebrities agree to be photographed in a bathtub because it always feels so random even if it isn’t. See: Colin Firth and David Boreanaz. Therefore, I’m adding Cibrian’s shoot to my list of Great Pop Culture Moments in Bathtubs, which, my editor Mike Bruno said I could blog “only if you include the ‘When Doves Cry’ video, which starts with doves opening double doors to a purple misty room containing Prince in a tub. As Morris Day would say, ‘So sexy!’” So, we have that. What else should be on this list? Other colleagues have nominated Fatal Attraction, ScarfaceThe Talented Mr. Ripley, and Pretty Woman. Off the top of my head, my submissions would include:

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Hollywood reacts to New York's gay marriage bill

Last night, gay marriage became legal in New York state and there was a joyous celebration, especially in New York’s West Village. Celebrities have also been joining in the enthusiasm via Twitter. Here’s a sampling of the reaction:

Lea Michele
Proud to be from New York!! Such a beautiful thing!! So thankful and happy!! #Equalityforall

Lady Gaga
The revolution is ours to fight for love, justice+equality. Rejoice NY, and propose. We did it!!!

Damon Lindelof
Okay, Bert and Ernie. What’s your excuse NOW? #WayToGo

Darren Criss
I sing it every night, but now it has better meaning: “New York- concrete jungle where dreams are made of, there’s nothing you can’t do.” :)

Rosie O’Donnell
happy gays r here again !!!!! #equalitymattersNY

Neil Patrick Harris
It PASSED! Marriage equality in NY!! Yes!! Progress!! Thank you everyone who worked so hard on this!! A historic night!

Ellen DeGeneres
I’m thrilled about the news from NY. Marriage equality! Every day we get a little closer. What an amazing feeling.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson
I’m 9 hours ahead in Italy right now so I just woke up to the good news in NY! In so glad progress is happening!!!!

Katy Perry
NEW YORK! I ♥ U! You’re OFFICIALLY the coolest place on the planet! #PRIDE #EQUALITYFORALL! #CELEBRATE!

Kathy Griffin
tonight we’re all New Yorkers! Straight & gay alike, let’s all celebrate marriage #equality. The right side of history!

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