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Ryan Gosling didn't get along with Rachel McAdams on set of 'The Notebook'

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Already had your fill of “The Notebook at 10″ stories?

Clear some room, because Notebook director Nick Cassavetes has got one heck of a tale from his time on set.

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Throwback Thursday: Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling's MTV Movie Awards kiss is very 2005

Perhaps you heard that yesterday was the 10th anniversary of The Notebook, a little film men love that helped make stars of Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams.

In honor of Throwback Thursday, let’s take a look back at The Notebook sequel of our hearts: A video where a then-dating-in-real-life Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling won the award for Best Kiss at the MTV Movie Awards in 2005 and then gave fans a glimpse of the real-life romance behind Allie and Noah’s fictional one, which had arrived in theaters a year prior.

The moment was entertaining while it happened, but in the years since, the most fun part is re-living it through YouTube and noting just how many things about the two-minute-long clip are wonderfully 2005: There’s Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling’s coupledom, of course, as well as the soundtrack (Maroon 5’s “She Will Be Loved”) and Gosling’s Darfur T-shirt (a serious issue still, but the celebrity cause du jour at the time). And not to mention there’s also audience cutaways to the then-still-It-girl Lindsay Lohan, as well as Hilary Duff.

All that, plus “Please welcome, from Batman Begins, Katie Holmes.” READ FULL STORY

We're still thinking about that 'Notebook' kissing-in-the-rain scene a decade later, plus 4 more

Kissing-in-the-rain scenes are nothing new to film, but the wet smooch in The Notebook is one of the most iconic of its kind. Audiences went nuts for Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling when the film came out in 2004, and the fever has continued through today. The pair’s chemistry is palpable, so much so that they dated in real life. [Note: When they broke up, a little part of me died.] Even today, women everywhere demand the “Notebook kiss” of their boyfriends (or was that just me?).

But the rain kiss in Nick Cassavetes’ romance to end all romance films is not alone. So, in honor of the film’s 10th anniversary, here are some of our favorite kissing-in-the-rain scenes. READ FULL STORY

Why do men love 'The Notebook'? Some theories

Yesterday, Senior Writer Mandi Bierly sent the following email to some of the male humans at Entertainment Weekly:

June 25 is the 10th anniversary of The Notebook‘s theatrical release. In 2009, I had three male country singers tell me it’s the one so-called chick flick they’d admit to liking. Another said he walked on his bus once and his whole band was in a piss poor mood—they told him they’d just finished watching it and had all cried. Why do men tolerate The Notebook more than other Nicholas Sparks adaptations? Has it made you cry? Do you consider it a guilty pleasure or simply a solid film? Wondering if any of you have theories you’d be willing to share.

There were four responses: READ FULL STORY

'Star-Crossed' reminds us of pop culture's greatest breakup line: The 'different worlds' excuse

It only took two episodes of Star-Crossed for someone to utter the line we’d all been waiting for (and secretly hoping would kick off the pilot): “We’re from two different worlds.” To be fair, in Star-Crossed‘s case, that is an accurate statement. Emery is from Earth and Roman is from Atria, a planet we know little about other than that it’s dying and yet somehow superior to Mars. Intergalactic drama, amirite?

But in watching Roman pull the “different worlds” card, I couldn’t help but be transported back to the second episode of The O.C. Fans of the show will remember the moment well. It was the first time Ryan and Marissa confessed that they had any sort of feelings for each other. She showed up at the model home on his last night asking to stay, and he told her, “We’re from different worlds.” She tried to deny it, but he followed it up with, “I’m not like you.” Basically, he was comparing her privileged, party-filled upbringing to his grainy, misdemeanor-filled life in Chino.

Long story short, this got me thinking: How many times have I heard some version of this “different worlds” crap, and what does it even mean?! This is what I came up with: READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Confessional: Do you cry at all the wrong movies?

After seeing Safe Haven this weekend and not shedding a tear, I realized I don’t cry at Nicholas Sparks movies — even though they pull out all the stops: war, cancer, the beauty of nature, Alzheimer’s … sometimes all in the same film. Although this fills me with pride, it also makes me think about when I do cry at movies, and it turns out, the issue might be with me. So here goes my confession: I cry at all the wrong movies. READ FULL STORY

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