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Philippines typhoon: Celebrities call for aid as 10,000 are feared dead

The Philippines is reeling after Typhoon Haiyan touched down Friday and devastated the island nation. According to CNN, officials have said reports of as many as 10,000 deaths across the country are entirely realistic.

Celebrities are using their massive Twitter followings to spread the word about the many ways people can help in the storm’s aftermath. (Head to RedCross.org to help with relief efforts now, or text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief.) Read on for well-wishes and calls for aid from Rihanna, Olivia Munn, and more stars:
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Who said it: A 'Dumb & Dumber' guy -- or a woman on 'The Newsroom'?

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Will McAvoy is the smartest, noblest, most principled man in news — nay, the world.

Unfortunately, some people will never see Will that way because he happens to be played by Jeff Daniels — a.k.a. Dumb & Dumber‘s idiotic Harry Dunne, a touchstone for a generation of slack-jawed yokels. (Also because Daniels looks exactly like Dave “Joey Gladstone” Coulier, but that’s neither here nor there.)

Then again, it makes a weird sort of sense that The Newsroom — which returns to TV this Sunday — shares a close connection with a Farrelly brothers classic. Despite their impeccable pedigrees (two Peabody Awards! Two PhDs! A B.A. from whatever clown college Maggie went to!), the ladies of Aaron Sorkin’s latest creation could easily be described as dumb (Sloan), dumber (MacKenzie), and dumbest (Maggie).

To wit: They don’t know how email works. They brag about reading Don Quixote “in the original French.” They think LOL means “lots of love.” They can’t add and subtract without counting on their fingers. They don’t get the difference between Ado Annie and Annie Oakley, a mortal sin in Sorkinland. When you sarcastically note that you’re glad “nobody’s invented a way to digitally store images and upload them onto a free website where anyone can see them,” they earnestly reply, “Has someone invented a way to digitally store images?”

And if you mix a bunch of their quotes with quotes from Dumb & Dumber, it’s actually tough to figure out where each line originated. Don’t believe me? See for yourself:
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Jimmy Kimmel wants to 'Channing All Over Your Tatum' -- MUSIC VIDEO

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Tonight, Jimmy Kimmel debuted a music video for the vaguely explicit slow jam “(I Wanna) Channing All Over Your Tatum,” featuring White House Down costars Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx, along with Miley Cyrus, Olivia Munn, and Gabourey Sidibe. Don’t blink or you’ll miss the Matt Damon cameo. READ FULL STORY

People's Choice Awards red carpet report: Olivia Munn, 'Awkward', and more

In the midst of the prestige awards season, the People’s Choice Awards can serve as a healthy reminder that at least on some level, entertainment is made for the fans and wouldn’t exist without them. Whether through social media, or encounters at the grocery store, everyone on the carpet had their own favorite fan encounter, and none seem to tire of hearing when people like their work.

Presenter Olivia Munn (The Newsroom) described growing up in a military family, having to move around consistently and fight for herself.  With her fans, she said, she didn’t have to fight anymore. They’d fight on her behalf. “My fans have given me everything,” said Munn on the People’s Choice Awards red carpet, Wednesday. “They’re people who are helping me make my dreams come true.”

Pretty Little Liars’ Shay Mitchell echoed Munn’s humbleness. “Without the fans we wouldn’t have the show. We found out last night that we took over half of Twitter during our premiere which is insane. It’s incredible. The support is amazing,” she said.

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Olivia Munn and Mr. Feeny star in a 'busty psychological thriller' -- Semi-NSFW video

“Busty psychological thriller” is not a phrase that gets tossed around a lot in the film world, but that’s the best way to explain Ghost Tits, a YouTube parody video staring Olivia Munn and a case of some disappearing boobs.

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Five reasons why straight dudes will like 'Magic Mike'

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Now that Hollywood barely makes movies for women anymore, the exceedingly rare female-targeted wide-release film has become a new kind of event picture. Bridesmaids, Meryl Streep vehicles, Sex and the City sequels, Love Actually riffs like He’s Just Not That Into You: They’ve become the female equivalent of superhero movies, with box office results that are frontloaded to girls-night-out Fridays. Magic Mike is just the most recent example of this trend. The Channing Tatum male-stripper movie has arty credentials and a bleak narrative trajectory, neither of which were emphasized in the ribbed-abs marketing campaign: The movie earned nearly $40 million over the weekend, with an audience that was 73 percent female. I’d be intrigued to know how much of the 27 percent male demographic was heterosexual, because I get the sense that the sheer exuberance of Magic Mike‘s beefcakery — the not-at-all guilty pleasures of how the movie luxuriates in men’s bodies — has turned the movie into pure straight-dude kryptonite.

And although I’d like to chalk that up to reactionary bias, I have to admit that — as a straight dude — I felt awkward about going to see Magic Mike. Or at least I discovered myself overthinking the whole process of going to see the movie. READ FULL STORY

Olivia Munn poses nude for exquisite, tasteful, totally naked PETA advertisement

For several years now, PETA has been running an advertising campaign called “I’d rather go naked than wear fur,” which has always fascinated me for two reasons: 1. I’m a human being with eyes, and the campaign involves taking naked pictures of up-and-coming Hollywood starlets who have reached a highly specific pinnacle in their careers where they’re too successful for Maxim frathouse-nude cover shoots but aren’t quite successful enough for Vanity Fair artful-nude cover shoots, and 2. Because fur is ridiculously expensive, so this entire campaign is essentially about incredibly beautiful rich people telling equally rich but probably less beautiful people, “If you were as genetically perfect as me, you wouldn’t have to wear fur.” Rich people are weird.

Anyhow, presumably you’re also a human being with eyes, so you already know that the newest PETA advertisement features controversial Comic-Con princess and alleged Ratner victim Olivia Munn completely naked except for airbrushing and incredible make-up, exactly as the Creator intended her. READ FULL STORY

Brett Ratner talks Olivia Munn relationship, fallout: 'She talked about my shortcomings ... She's bitter.'

Brett Ratner appeared on G4′s Attack of the Show for just a little over six minutes, but that was plenty of time to cover a wide range of topics. The director took the time to delve into his new film, Tower Heist, the upcoming Oscars (which Ratner is producing), Occupy Wall Street (a “viral marketing” campaign for Tower Heist, according to Show co-host Kevin Pereira), and sex with Olivia Munn. Wait, what?

For those unaware of the gossip, Munn wrote in her memoir, Suck It, Wonder Woman!: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek, that she once saw a Hollywood director holding his “undersized manhood” while eating shrimp. It’s long been rumored that she was referring to Rush Hour director Ratner, and while he did admit on Show Thursday that he was the subject of the passage, he’s claiming that none of it’s true. And making sure to heighten the drama while he’s at it. “I used to date Olivia Munn … when she was Lisa,” said Ratner of Munn, née Lisa Munn. “That was the problem. She wasn’t Asian back then.” READ FULL STORY

Neil Patrick Harris to host Video Game Awards

neil-patrick-harrisImage Credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty ImagesSpike TV has scored Neil Patrick Harris, former emcee of the Emmys, the Tonys, the TV Land Awards, and the World Magic Awards, to host its 8th Annual Video Game Awards live on Dec. 11. Some of you may be thinking Neil shouldn’t say “yes” to every hosting gig he’s offered, but I’m always a fan of entertainers championing the things they’re passionate about — even if it takes them to cable. (And with Spike TV’s Scream Awards becoming so star-studded, the network is doing something right.)

The show will feature 13 world premieres of games from 2011 and beyond. Confirmed so far: Batman: Arkham City, Resistance 3, and Thor: God of Thunder, as well as the next game from Studio of the Year nominee BioWare, the debut of Guillermo del Toro’s video game, and a special Gears of War announcement. Among the presenters, attendees, and nominees: Del Toro, Thor: God of Thunder video game star Chris Hemsworth, Halo: Reach star and VGA 2010 nominee Nathan Fillion (fingers crossed he and Harris plan a bit), It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia‘s Danny DeVito, Kaitlin Olson, and Rob McElhenney, Olivia Munn, 90210‘s Annalynne McCord, Dane Cook, Nick Swardson, Tony Hawk, and… Denise Richards. My Chemical Romance will perform.

Will you tune in, or will you Google Harris’ opening and closing bits the morning after?

Olivia Munn talks about her new 'The Daily Show' gig

Olivia-MunnImage Credit: Joe Scarnici/FilmMagic.comBesides being the best-dressed guest editor PopWatch has ever had, geek goddess Olivia Munn has made her name as the host of G4′s Attack of the Show. That might be about to change: she made her debut last week as The Daily Show‘s new Senior Asian Correspondent (to the great dismay of Aasif Mandvi, who also claims to be Asian). That’s on top of some other items in Munn’s busy schedule: starring in NBC’s new comedy Perfect Strangers, co-writing the new book Suck it, Wonder Woman!, and leading a PETA-assisted revolt against Barnum and Bailey. (She’s also got a potential big role in an upcoming high-profile movie, though details are hush-hush at this time.)

EW.com caught up with Munn in between meetings – she’s prepping her first Daily Show field segment – to talk about her new job, fun things to do with Barack Obama, and how Back to the Future 2 lied to a generation of impressionable children.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: How did this all come together? Did The Daily Show approach you?
OLIVIA MUNN:
Yeah! I was out here [in New York] for the upfronts for Perfect Couples. Jon Stewart saw some of my stuff online. As he told me, he saw it and said, “Yeah, she has what we want for the show.” They emailed and said, “Hey, we realize she has this new show on NBC, but do you think we could meet her for The Daily Show?” I was like: “Are you f—ing… YES!” I came in to meet him the day after the upfronts. We sat and we talked for two hours. Literally the next day, they said, “We want her to be a part of the show.”

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