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Last Lap: How Did Khloe Kardashian Celebrate The Big 3-0?

Last Lap: How Did Khloe Kardashian Celebrate The Big 3 0?

 Tori Spelling makes a bold move, The View has an uncertain future and which stars were asked to join the Academy?

  • Like a true Kardashian, Khloe celebrated her 30th year of life in style. She rang in her birthday in NYC last night wearing grillz and partying with friends and family including her latest beau, French Montana. Her three-tiered cake was of course fabulous, wrapped in a giant bow and topped with sparklers. Kris, Kylie, Kendall and expecting mommy-to-be Kourtney were all spotted in photos the clan posted on Instagram last night, check them out to get in on the fun (and live through them, too). [MTV News]
  • After months of hearing about all of the  serious drama between Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott, the actress made a big and very public move. The 41-year-old star dropped her husband’s name from her Twitter and Instagram accounts, changing her handle from @ToriandDean to @ToriSpelling. [E!]
  • It may or may not have been a shock to learn that both Sherri Shepard and Jenny McCarthy were both fired from the talk show, The View, but now, no one can really say where the show is headed next. As Sherri was a show veteran, insiders say the shock wasn’t there upon learning about Jenny because she “restrained herself and didn’t say what she really thought.” Are you sad or surprised to see either go? [US Magazine]
  • Every year we look forward to the very glamorous Academy Awards, and now we’re learning what goes on behind the scenes. This year, there were 271 artists and innovators of filmmaking who were asked to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, who decide nominations and winners at the annual awards show. Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong’o of 12 Years a Slave were two who were invited to join the thousands of members, amongst a list that’s kept private. [EW]

[Photo Credit: @khloekardashian]

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Why You Should Only See X-Men: Days of Future Past This Weekend

05/23/2014 at 05:00 PM EDT

Why You Should Only See X Men: Days of Future Past This Weekend

Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Jackman and James McAvoy in X-Men: Days of Future Past

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Whoa, whoa, whoa … feelings? The new X-Men movie keeps it fun, even when it goes deep.

That’s why X-Men: Days of Future Past is easily your best bet at the movies this weekend.

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X-Men: Days of Future Past
What with the love triangles, the occasional tiffs that end in paralysis and the various teen struggles (extreme hirsutism, inability to make out without killing one’s partner, etc.), the X-Men are the drama queens of the superhero universe. The tricky part always has been balancing all of those pesky feelings with a tight narrative, fun action sequences and actors who can pull it all together. Days of Future Past does just that.

The film combines the best of X: the old wounds of the original crew, including Professor X (Patrick Stewart) and Magneto (Ian McKellan), with the dynamic cast of 2011’s X-Men: First Class, who deepened and complicated the rather simplistic story of “good” mutants vs. “bad.” The fight this time is in the future, as the mutants wage a war they cannot win against an unstoppable band of morphing soldiers known as sentinels. Their only hope is to send Logan (Hugh Jackman) back to the ’70s to stop the war before it begins.

That’s going to be tricky for our claw-knuckled friend, as he not only has to reunite bitter enemies young Professor X/Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Magneto/Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender), he has to get them to work together, while also keeping close watch on Raven (Jennifer Lawrence), who’s become quite the freedom fighter for the mutant cause. You’ll understand her motivation when you meet Dr. Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage), a government type who creates the sentinel project, and is even more sinister than his Magnum P.I.-by-way-of-IBM looks would suggest.

It is complicated, granted, all this time travel, two sets of actors and overlapping grievances, but Days of Future Past streamlines the action so smoothly, you won’t get lost. That’s partly due to embattled director Bryan Singer’s clear direction and the film’s tight script, but give the actors their due. McAvoy’s Charles is incredibly resonant, an alcoholic wastrel tended by Hank McCoy (Nicholas Hoult) in the shuttered mutant school. Fassbender’s Erik carries no small measure of guilt for betraying his former friend, a feeling communicated more in fleeting glances than anything articulated. Then there’s Raven, Lawrence’s conflicted avenging angel (or is that angel of death?), who’s propelled as much by her own lonely past, as the horrific future Dr. Trask has in store for her and the rest of the mutants.

Lest you think this is all a bunch of tedious, melodrama junk, let me assure you that there is a fun action movie amidst all the agita. Days of Future Past has plenty of gnarly fights, special effects that accomplish things you won’t see coming, and a real sense of humor. (Evan Peters is particularly lively as Quicksilver, a speedy mutant who helps pull off a prison break filled with cheeky touches.)

The movie is so entertaining that there’s no real danger of all those heavy feelings weighing it down, as it stays buoyant and nimble till the end. It just so happens this is a substantial cinematic experience, as well as one heck of a good time.

Why You Should Only See X Men: Days of Future Past This Weekend
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Ranked: The Hottest Male Mutants Of X-Men

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Over the course of seven films, a number of mutants have been featured in the X-Men universe. While plenty of sexy female actresses have stepped into the shoes of female mutants, it’s the men that have made our tongues wag. Among them, Hugh Jackman, who has played Wolverine in all seven films, Michael Fassbender (Magneto), and Nicholas Hoult (Beast). These men have turned the X-Men films into a display of muscles, abs and bulges. But how do all the mutants stack up against each other? We went back through the previous six films as well as X-Men: Days of Future Past in order to rank the hottest male mutants on the big screen. Where does James McAvoy or Lucas Till rank? You’ll have to click through to find out.

X-Men: Days of Future Past opens in theaters May 23.

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Jennifer Lawrence Says Working with Boyfriend Nicholas Hoult was ‘Great’

05/11/2014 at 10:30 AM EDT

Jennifer Lawrence Says Working with Boyfriend Nicholas Hoult was Great

Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult

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Jennifer Lawrence and her British boyfriend Nicholas Hoult walked the dark gray carpet separately Saturday at the global premiere of X-Men: Days of Future Past in New York City.

But that didn’t stop the actress from paying tribute to her man.

Working with Hoult on the movie, in theaters May 23, was “great! Obviously,” Lawrence told PEOPLE. “He’s a fantastic actor, wonderful costar, great roommate.”

The Oscar-winner, 23, stunned in a shimmery, floor-length blue Jason Wu dress – a nod to her blue-hued mutant character Mystique, perhaps? – while Hoult, 24, suited up and opted for a blue tie as they worked opposite ends of the carpet.

Hoult recently expanded on that sentiment, saying, “It’s fun because in this business you are away from one another for long periods of time, so when you’re on set together it’s a brilliant thing, because you actually get to spend time together.”

Lawrence also raved about working with a cast featuring the likes of Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Michael Fassbender, Ellen Page and Halle Berry.

“It was really exciting because this was the best cast ever,” Lawrence said.

A fan favorite, Lawrence – who wore her shorter blonde hair twisted back tightly – interacted with the crowd as they screamed her name over and over from the sidelines. She then walked the carpet, stopping at one point to go straight to a woman in a wheelchair to sign her poster.

Jennifer Lawrence Says Working with Boyfriend Nicholas Hoult was Great
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