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Want a Bod Like a Hot Actor? Harley Gives Tips, Workouts for Arms & Abs | Ryan Gosling

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Harley Pasternak Blogs: How Leading Actors Get Fit for Roles

Originally posted 10/17/2012 10:00AM

A few weeks ago, my wife and I watched Crazy Stupid Love (I know, I know, we're a little late to the party). In one scene, Ryan Gosling seduces Emma Stone by taking his shirt off.

I turned to my wife to see her reaction. She was beet red and had her jaw wide open. When I asked if she enjoyed the movie, she uttered, "Ryan Gosling really was … fit looking."

(I worked out twice as hard the subsequent day, by the way.)

The fact is, Ryan got in amazing shape for the film. He has become part of a long list of leading men who have exercised and dieted to make their on-screen performance more impactful.

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PHOTO: Christian Bale Visits Shooting Victims in Colorado

UpdatePosted 07/25/2012 12:00PM

Christian Bale Visits Shooting Victims in Colorado

Originally posted 07/24/2012 05:45PM

Christian Bale, who stars in The Dark Knight Rises, is visiting the victims of the Aurora, Colo., shooting spree who were injured while watching a midnight showing of the movie.

According to a local Denver TV reporter, Bale was seen entering the hospital where many of the wounded are being treated.

One of them, Carey Rottman, posted a Facebook photo of himself with Bale at his bedside.

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Shooting Moved Dark Knight Cast to Tears, Says Source | Christian Bale

UpdatePosted 07/22/2012 12:30PM

Dark Knight Cast Heads Home to U.S. After Shooting, Canceled Premiere

Originally posted 07/21/2012 02:30PM

Shocked and "keeping victims' families in their thoughts," The Dark Knight Rises cast jetted back to the states after Friday's horrific shooting at a screening of their new film.

Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt were in France for the canceled Paris premiere, but took a Warner Brothers plane bound for Los Angeles on Saturday.

"The cast was completely shocked and several – Anne and Marion [Cotillard], a couple of the men – were in tears," a source tells PEOPLE. "There was enormous, enormous sadness."

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The Dark Knight Rises Review: An 'Engrossing' (But Very Long!) Ride | Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale

The Dark Knight Rises Review: Engrossing Despite Plot Holes

Originally posted 07/19/2012 04:25PM

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"You're not Batman anymore," Alfred (Michael Caine) tells his boss. By the looks of hobbled recluse Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) bent over his cane, it's a shock that he ever was.

These are the darkest days in Christopher Nolan's epic trilogy, a morality play that all but restages the French Revolution in its final chapter, as a new villain topples the city. It's an engrossing story with a real sense of peril – as long as you ignore the dangerously gaping plot holes and long running time.

So what makes Batman dig his cape out of mothballs after eight years?

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Prince Harry Suits Up for the Dark Knight Premiere | Prince Harry

Prince Harry Attends Premiere of The Dark Knight Rises in London

Originally posted 07/18/2012 04:20PM

He's giving Bruce Wayne a run for his money!

Prince Harry looked like a dashing superhero on the red carpet as he arrived for the London premiere of Christopher Nolan's new Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises, in a fine-looking blue suit, white button-down shirt and black shoes. The only thing missing was his tie – and a cape!

Though he hasn't been seen in a bat suit, the Prince did recently don sleek body-boarding gear on a trip to Cornwall. He's also been known to wear various costumes – both silly and serious.

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Christian Bale Had a Horror Movie (and Horrible) Date with Drew Barrymore | Christian Bale, Drew Barrymore

Christian Bale Reveals He Once Dated Drew Barrymore

Originally posted 05/30/2012 09:35AM

Was it nearly a match made in celebrity heaven?

In a new interview, Christian Bale reveals that he once briefly dated Drew Barrymore, according to the New York Daily News.

And it was allegedly Barrymore who put an end to their teenage courtship.

"We went to see some bloody awful horror film, and that was the end of it," Bale, 38, tells GQ Australia. "She never called again."

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Octavia Spencer, Christopher Plummer Win Supporting Actor Oscars

Oscars 2012

UpdatePosted 02/26/2012 10:20PM

Octavia Spencer, Christopher Plummer Win Supporting Actor Oscars

Originally posted 02/26/2012 09:25PM

Octavia Spencer and Christopher Plummer have new fireplace mantel adornments – Oscars!

After a splashy opening with host Billy Crystal and bestowing honors in technical categories, the 84th annual Academy Awards finally got down to the business of presenting its first acting honor Sunday night. Octavia Spencer, whom Las Vegas oddsmakers gave a 70-percent chance of winning, did just that, taking the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her turn as the rebellious maid Minnie Jackson in The Help.

"I'm freakin' out," said the actress, who received the first standing ovation of the evening. Choking back tears, then finally unable to control their flow, Spencer, 32, said she needed to thank all her families: the one in her native Alabama, the one in L.A., her Help family. She also thanked the Academy for letting her sit next to the hottest guy in the room – Tate Taylor, director of The Help.

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Christian Bale Takes His Family to Cirque du Soleil

Christian Bale Takes His Family to Cirque du Soleil

Originally posted 11/22/2011 05:55AM

Christian Bale spent quality time with his family in Las Vegas – taking in Cirque du Soleil's Ka at the MGM Grand with his wife Sibi and their daughter. The group enjoyed popcorn and water during the performance before heading backstage to meet the cast. According to a source, the Dark Knight Rises actor was very complimentary and gracious during the backstage meet and greet. – Mark Gray

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Mila & Justin Score One of the Top Oscar Moments | Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis

Oscars 2011

Oscars' Five Best Moments

Originally posted 02/28/2011 08:15AM

This year's Academy Awards are already just a memory, but Hollywood's annual glamour fest provided some poignant and funny moments along the way.

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Natalie Portman, Colin Firth Are Top Oscar Winners

Natalie Portman, Colin Firth Are Top Oscar Winners

Originally posted 02/27/2011 11:40PM

The Oscars paid royal tribute to The King's Speech, honoring the drama about King George VI as Best Picture and shining gold upon its Best Actor Colin Firth, Director Tom Hooper and Screenplay writer David Seidler.

"I have a feeling my career's just peaked," Firth said on the stage of Hollywood's Kodak Theatre Sunday night, at the 83rd annual Academy Awards.

The British actor was so excited he admitted to "experiencing stirrings … in the abdominal region that are threatening to turn themselves into dance moves."

Natalie Portman, as the troubled dancer in Black Swan, was named Best Actress. "This is insane," she said in her speech. "I truly, sincerely wish the prize tonight was to work with my fellow nominees. I am in such awe of you."

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