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January Jones is the White Queen in 'X-Men: First Class'

Half of the attractive actors in Hollywood have already been cast in X-Men: First Class, next year’s Matthew Vaughn-directed preboot about the salad days of Professor X and Magneto. Now we can add the former Mrs. Draper to the swelling mutant ranks: Mad Men‘s January Jones will play Emma Frost, a.k.a. the White Queen, a.k.a. the mercilessly hot WASP telepath with a preference for skin-baring outfits. (She also occasionally turns into a diamond form, so yes, she would be a high-maintenance girlfriend.) The character was originally a supervillain but later became an endearingly amoral superhero: it’s not clear which way she’s leaning in First Class, but given that Jones’ de facto expression can best be described as “Icy Disregard for Lesser Beings,” I’m expecting the moral compass to point towards Evil, Evil, Evil.

I’m pretty optimistic. READ FULL STORY

Who is the ultimate Sexy Beast? Semifinals begin with Damon from 'Vampire Diaries' vs. Wolverine from 'X-Men'!

Hugh-Ian-sexyImage Credit: (FROM LEFT: Wolverine, Damon) Michael Muller; Bob Mahoney/The CWIf a picture really is worth a thousand words, I should probably just stop typing, right? Yes, folks, we are down to the final four contestants in EW.com’s Sexy Beast single-elimination bracket tournament, and today we throw X-Men‘s Logan/Wolverine into the steel cage against The Vampire Diaries‘ Damon Salvatore, and watch them compete for a coveted spot in the finals.

So stop what you’re doing and click through past the jump to vote for your favorite and to get a look at lists of the 16 seeded players (and the actors who portray ‘em) in all four of our beastly divisions. (Eliminated beasts have their names crossed out…so much beautiful carnage!) Plus, you can click here to see the entire 64-player bracket (then click again on the image for a zoomed-in view). Polls are open for 72 hours only, so support your candidate in battle, and help him advance to the final showdown! [Related: To get updates on every Sexy Beast bracket, follow me on Twitter @EWMichaelSlezak!] READ FULL STORY

Who is the ultimate Sexy Beast? The quarterfinals begin with 'Vampire Diaries,' 'True Blood,' and 'X-Men'

sexy-beast-round-15-aImage Credit: (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Eric, Damon, Logan, Storm) John P. Johnson/HBO; Bob Mahoney/The CW; Michael MullerJon & Kate: Plus 8. Octomom. Eight Is Enough. Eight-Legged Freaks. Jennifer Eight. These are deeply unsexy pop-culture phenomena involving the number eight. But on the flip side, we present to you the quarterfinals of EW.com’s Sexy Beast single-elimination bracket game. We’re confident in saying that never before has the world seen an octet this undeniably attractive. Yes, folks, we’ve got three vampires and two mutants, plus an alien, a werewolf, and a machine left to battle it out for the ultimate title. And your votes will determine the winner.

Today, we’re going to the polls for the first half of the quarterfinal bracket, where a pair of X-Men hotties will duke it out, and a True Blood sensation will face off against a Vampire Diaries antihero. So click through past the jump to vote for your favorites, and to get a look at lists of the 16 seeded players (and the actors who portray ‘em) in all four of our beastly divisions. (Eliminated beasts have their names crossed out… because two beasts enter, one beast leaves!) Plus, you can click here to see the entire 64-player bracket (then click again on the image for a zoomed-in view). Polls are open for 48 hours only, so support your favorites in battle, because we’re so close, and yet so far, from the finish line! [Related: To get updates on every Sexy Beast bracket, follow me on Twitter @EWMichaelSlezak!] READ FULL STORY

EW's Sexy Beast tournament: Round of 16 continues with 'Twilight,' 'X-Men,' 'Vampire Diaries,' 'Buffy,' and more!

sexy-beast-round-14-aImage Credit: (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Damon, Angel, Cameron, Leeloo) Bob Mahoney/The CW; Frank Ockenfels/The WB; Jill Greenberg/FoxThey’re too sexy for this Earth/ Too sexy to wear shirts/ So sexy it hurts/They’re not human, if you know what we mean/ As they do their little turn on the catwalk…

Okay, okay, we’ll stop with the Right Said Fred homage! As long as you promise to participate in EW.com’s Sexy Beast single-elimination bracket tournament. Yes folks, our roster of 64 players has been cut in half, then cut in half again, and the second portion of our Sweet Sixteen battles includes players from The Vampire Diaries, Buffy/Angel, The Fifth Element, Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, X-Men, Charmed, Twilight, and Interview With the Vampire. So click through past the jump to vote for your favorites in a quartet of smoldering showdowns, and to get a look at lists of the 16 seeded players (and the actors who portray ‘em) in all four of our beastly divisions. (Eliminated beasts have their names crossed out… because two beasts enter, one beast leaves!) Plus, you can click here to see the entire 64-player bracket (then click again on the image for a zoomed-in view). Polls are open for 48 hours only, so support your favorites in battle, lest they fail to make the quarterfinals! [Related: Voting is still open for the first half of the Sweet 16 here; To get updates on every Sexy Beast bracket, follow me on Twitter @EWMichaelSlezak!] READ FULL STORY

Who is the ultimate Sexy Beast? Our Top 16 begins with 'True Blood,' 'Twilight,' 'Underworld,' 'V,' 'Doctor Who,' and more!

sexy-beast-round-13-bImage Credit: (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Storm, Grendel's Mother, Selene, Edward) Nels Israelson; Kimberley French; Paramount ; Egon EndrenyAccording to the philosopher Miley Cyrus, “It’s always gonna be an uphill battle/ Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose.” But Miley Cyrus is a mere human, and therefore does not speak the same language as the combatants in EW.com’s Sexy Beast single-elimination bracket tournament. Yes folks, our roster of 64 players has been cut in half, then cut in half again, and the first of our Sweet Sixteen battles include players from True Blood, V, Doctor Who, X-Men, Beowulf, Twilight, and Underworld. And for the first time in Sexy Beast history, we’ve got lady beasts facing gentlemen beasts! So click through past the jump to vote for your favorites in a quartet of bodacious bouts, and to get a look at lists of the 16 seeded players (and the actors who portray ‘em) in all four of our beastly divisions. (Eliminated beasts have their names crossed out: Let’s have a moment of sexy silence for ‘em now!) Plus, you can click here to see the entire 64-player bracket (then click again on the image for a zoomed-in view). Polls are open for 48 hours only, so support your favorites in battle, lest they be relegated to a prison where Miley Cyrus music is on repeat loop! [Related: To get updates on every Sexy Beast bracket, follow me on Twitter @EWMichaelSlezak!] READ FULL STORY

Help elect the ultimate Sexy Beast: Vote in our final set of Top 32 matchups!

sexy-beast-round-12-aImage Credit: (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Man in Black, Angel, Seven of Nine, Cameron) Mario Perez/ABC; Frank Ockenfels/The WB; Jill Greenberg/Fox; Everett CollectionRelease the Kraken! Wait, on second thought, don’t: He’s not sexy enough! That’s right, only the hottest of the hot are invited to participate in EW.com’s Sexy Beast single-elimination tournament, and temperatures continue to rise as we approach our Sweet 16 round. Today’s final set of Top 32 showdowns includes characters from Angel, Lost, Star Trek: Voyager, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Twilight, and Underworld, and it’ll be especially tough for fans of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, who’ll have to choose between two fetching franchise players. So click through past the jump to vote for your favorites in a quartet of delectable duels, and to get a look at lists of the 16 seeded players (and the actors who portray ‘em) in all four of our beastly divisions. (Eliminated beasts have their names crossed out: May they rest in sexiness!) Plus, you can click here to see the entire 64-player bracket (then click again on the image for a zoomed-in view). Polls are open for 48 hours only, so support your favorites in battle, lest they get locked away…with the Kraken! [Related: Polls are still open from Monday's matchups (including a down-to-the-wire battle between Neytiri and Leeloo; To get updates on every Sexy Beast bracket, follow me on Twitter @EWMichaelSlezak!] READ FULL STORY

Sexy Beast showdown: Round 2 begins with 'Twilight,' 'X-Men,' 'True Blood,' and more!

sexy-beast-round-9-aImage Credit: (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Eric, Alcide, Anna, Number Six) John P. Johnson/HBO (2); Justin Stephens/SyFy; Bob D'Amico/ABCThings are starting to get ugly in EW.com’s Sexy Beasts summer showdown! Yes, folks, as we enter round 2 of our single-elimination tournament, we’re pitting characters from True Blood, X-Men, and Twilight against their own franchise teammates, and just so our alien buddies don’t feel left out, we’ve matched up a Battlestar Galactica babe against a hot little number from V. From this round of 32, only 16 will advance to Round 3. So click here to see the entire 64-player bracket (then click again on the image for a zoomed-in view) and after the jump, vote for your favorites in four bodacious battles, plus get a look at lists of the 16 seeded players (and the actors who portray ‘em) in all four of our beastly divisions. Polls are open for 60 hours only, so support your favorites in battle, lest they meet a hideous fate! [Related: Check out Round 1 polls from Day 6; Day 7; and Day 8; and to get updates on every Sexy Beast bracket, follow me on Twitter @EWMichaelSlezak!] READ FULL STORY

'Twilight' alum cast in 'X-Men,' Steve Coogan joins 'My Idiot Brother'

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  • Twilight vamp Edi Gathegi has been tapped to play Darwin in X-Men: First Class. A character who possess the ability to “adapt to any situation or environment,” Darwin can, for example, grow gills underwater. Which, of course, now means Kanye finally has a friend! [Deadline]
  • Steve Coogan is the latest to join My Idiot Brother. The actor will play a “self-righteous documentary filmmaker” in the film, which stars Paul Rudd. [Deadline]
  • Cillian Murphy will star in The Retreat, which follows a couple whose vacation is interrupted when they discover an airborne virus has wiped out most of the mainland’s population. I’ll predict the film’s big twist: mainland = Jersey Shore house. [Deadline]
  • NBC announced in a press release that William Baldwin will join Parenthood for a multi-episode arc. The actor will play Gordon Flint, a “dedicated bachelor” who forces employee Adam (Peter Krause) to execute grunt work, and develops a crush on Sarah (Lauren Graham). Sarah likely becomes briefly excited when she confuses Gordon for his older, more successful brother Alec Flint, but is ultimately happy it’s not Stevie B. Flint.

Who is the ultimate Sexy Beast? Vote on the final set of Round 1 matchups!

sexy-beast-july-28-aImage Credit: (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Angel, Vincent, Martian Girl, Seven of Nine) Frank Ockenfels/The WB; Everett Collection(3)S to the E to the X to the Y. B to the E to the A to the S to the T. Yes indeed, folks, we’ve just spelled out the title that 64 captivating creatures are coveting as part of EW.com’s Sexy Beasts single-elimination tournament. Today’s showdowns — the final set of first-round fights — include characters from Angel, Beauty and the Beast, Star Trek: Voyager, Mars Attacks!, X-Men, Twilight, and Wolfman. For the uninitiated, a team of EW.com editors selected 64 contenders, with your votes determining which 32 will advance to Round 2. So click here to see the entire bracket (then click again on the image for a zoomed-in view) and after the jump, vote for your favorites in a quartet of quick-and-dirty quarrels, plus get a look at lists of the 16 seeded players (and the actors who portray ‘em) in all four of our beastly divisions. Polls are open for 84 hours only, so support your favorites in battle, lest they meet the same ugly fate as Heidi Montag’s music career! [Related: Vote in yesterday's Day 7 matchups; check out the Sexy Beast polls from Day 6; and to get updates on every Sexy Beast bracket, follow me on Twitter @EWMichaelSlezak!] READ FULL STORY

Who is the greatest Sexy Beast? Vote on the penultimate set of Round 1 matchups!

sexy-beast-july-27-aImage Credit: (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Spike, Man in Black, T-X, Cameron) Mario Perez/ABC; Jill Greenberg/Fox; Robert ZuckermanWhat’s more exciting than beasts that go bump in the night? Not much. Which is why EW.com is diving headfirst into Day 7 of our Sexy Beasts single-elimination tournament. Today’s showdowns include characters from Lost, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Watchmen, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Underworld, and Harry Potter. To reiterate, out of the 64 contenders chosen by a team of EW editors, only 32 will advance to Round 2. So click here to see the entire bracket (then click again on the image for a zoomed-in view) and after the jump, vote for your favorites in four furry faceoffs, plus get a look at lists of the 16 seeded players (and the actors who portray ‘em) in all four of our beastly divisions. Polls are open for 84 hours only, so support your favorites in battle, lest they die at dusk! [Related: Check out yesterday's polls from Day 6 ; to get updates on every Sexy Beast bracket, follow me on Twitter @EWMichaelSlezak!] READ FULL STORY

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