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Maisie Williams Says Her First Sex Scene Was ‘Extremely Awkward!’

Aimee Spinks—BBC Films Maisie Williams in The Falling

She prepared by having lunch with her co-star

The Falling star Maisie Williams admits filming her first-ever sex scene for a role was well, “awkward.”

“It was extremely awkward!” Williams – who plays Lydia in the indie film about students who attend an English all-girls school in the 1960s – told Vulture. Thankfully, she says her costar Joe Cole “was very sensitive to the fact that I had never done a scene like this before, and it was great to work with someone who was so considerate of that.”

To prepare for the scene, Williams, 18, says she and Cole just spent some time together on and off the set.

“We went out for a couple of lunches and stuff just to get to know each other, and we had days of rehearsal where we’d get to know our characters and spend a couple of hours with each other,” she shared.

This article originally appeared on People.com

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Actor Emile Hirsch Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Studio Executive

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Rick Bowmer—AP Actor Emile Hirsch appears in court on Aug. 17, 2015, in Park City, Utah, after pleading guilty to misdemeanor assault charges for putting a female studio executive in a chokehold at a Utah nightclub during the Sundance Film Festival.

He'll also pay a $4,750 fine and have to do 50 hours of community service

(SALT LAKE CITY) — Actor Emile Hirsch began serving 15 days in a Utah jail Monday after pleading guilty to misdemeanor assault for putting a female studio executive in a chokehold and body-slamming her at a nightclub during the Sundance Film Festival.

The “Into the Wild” star told a judge he was sorry and was learning to take responsibility for his actions, saying he has no excuse for what happened Jan. 25 at Tao Nightclub in Park City. But the victim said Hirsch’s punishment should have been tougher.

Hirsch was intoxicated and taking medications when he dragged the woman across a table, according to police and prosecutors.

“I know it was completely wrong and reckless and irresponsible,” said Hirsch, 30, who wore jeans, a sport coat and tie to court. “I have no excuses for not remembering. I put those chemicals inside me.”

Hirsch’s deal with prosecutors also calls for a $4,750 fine and 50 hours of community service. In exchange, a more serious felony assault charge was dropped and the misdemeanor will be dismissed if he completes his sentence.

Daniele Bernfeld, an executive for the Paramount Pictures subsidiary Insurge Pictures, said in a statement read in court that the violent and unprovoked attack has caused long-lasting effects beyond physical injuries.

“It took two people to pull him off me, and if not for their intervention, the attack would have continued,” she said. “I thought I was going to die.”

She said authorities treated her with respect and dignity, but she’s disappointed that prosecutors agreed to a deal that meets the bare minimum.

“If a violent attack in front of a roomful of witnesses can be labeled a misdemeanor and dismissed, what of women who are assaulted while alone in hallways or bathrooms, or behind the closed doors of their own homes?” Bernfeld said in a statement sent by Los Angeles attorney Don Etra.

Defending the deal, Summit County Attorney Robert Hilder noted that Hirsch has accepted responsibility, shown remorse and went to rehab in Utah immediately after the incident. The prosecutor said he will ensure Hirsch, of Encino, California, serves the full 15 days in jail and that his community service is meaningful.

Hilder said of Bernfeld’s complaints: “That was a terrifying experience. I don’t think we could have given enough jail to satisfy her.”

Hilder, a former state judge, said he thinks the jail time will affect Hirsch.

“I don’t how many of you good gentleman have spent 15 days in jail, but 15 minutes is too much for me. I think he will learn from that,” the prosecutor said.

What motivated Hirsch to attack Bernfeld that night remains unclear. The actor said in court that he still doesn’t remember what happened but took responsibility for drinking an enormous amount of alcohol and putting himself in that position. He also was taking medications, Hilder said, but didn’t reveal what kind.

State Judge Kara Pettit agreed that there were no excuses for the attack but credited Hirsch for going to rehab, staying sober and offering what she considered a sincere apology. She noted he had no previous history of violent or criminal behavior.

She said he would serve one year in jail if he doesn’t complete all the stipulations of the deal.

The prosecutor acknowledged that he’s troubled he does not know what motivated Hirsch in the “shocking” attack.

Hirsch was at Sundance for the premiere of the drama “Ten Thousand Saints.” He is best known for his starring role in “Into the Wild” and has also appeared in “The Girl Next Door,” ”Milk,” and Universal’s Navy SEAL drama “Lone Survivor,” Peter Berg’s account of a disastrous 2005 military operation in Afghanistan.

As part of the deal, Hirsch was ordered not to drink alcohol or use drugs. He told the judge he will continue going to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.

Hirsch, who has a young son, said he’s grown up after going to rehab, learning the importance of “not just saying I’m sorry, but letting my actions line up with my words.”

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Jon Stewart Will Host a Giant Wrestling Competition

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Brad Barket—Comedy Central/Getty Images Jon Stewart hosts "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" #JonVoyage on August 6, 2015 in New York City.

The former Daily Show host will appear at the Barclays Center on Sunday

Less than two weeks after Jon Stewart signed off from The Daily Show, we already know his next project: hosting WWE’s SummerSlam.

The wrestling event will not be Stewart’s first encounter with WWE; the comedian got into a faux-spat with heavyweight champion Seth Rollins on his show earlier this year, which culminated in an invitation to Monday Night Raw; Stewart ended up kicking Rollins in the groin.

According to the WWE, the wrestling extravaganza will feature the Undertaker facing Brock Lesnar in a grudge-fueled rematch.

 

SummerSlam will be a four-hour pay-per-view broadcast from Brooklyn’s Barclay’s Center on Sunday.

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Calvin Harris and Zayn Malik Start Twitter Drama Over Taylor Swift (Kind Of)

Oh, the humanity

Taylor Swift-related Twitter drama is alive and well again, though it’s not Swift who’s instigating this time. Depending on where your pop allegiances lie the agitator is either Zayn Malik, formerly of One Direction, or DJ-producer Calvin Harris, who is dating Swift.

It all started when Malik retweeted a tweet from the account @FemaleTexts that negatively compares Swift to fellow pop star Miley Cyrus. The tweet includes a screenshot of an interview with TIME in which Swift says fans disappointed by her withdrawal from Spotify can still get her music on iTunes. It also includes a quote from Cyrus explaining that she has already “made [her] money” and that she doesn’t care if “no one buys [her] album,” along with a description of Cyrus’s Happy Hippie Foundation, which benefits LGBT youth. The tweet concludes, “The difference is astounding.”

But Calvin Harris was not about to let a former boy-bander imply via the medium of retweet that his girlfriend is only in it for the money. So he fired back to Malik explaining that Swift’s business decision wasn’t about her personal wealth, but about what’s fair for other musicians trying to earn a living in a series of strongly-worded tweets:

Then Malik responded to Harris’ response with some choice words of his own…

…before Harris tried to put an end to it.

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Lena Dunham Previews Her Lenny Newsletter with Chat About Sandra Bland

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Mike Pont—WireImage Lena Dunham attends the 2015 Film Society of Lincoln Center Summer Talks with Judd Apatow and Lena Dunham at Walter Reade Theater in New York City on July 13, 2015.

Subscribers get a taste of the Girls' creator's newsletter

Lena Dunham and Girls showrunner Jenni Konner have been touting their newsletter Lenny on social media for some time. But while they’ve garnered a lot of interest in the project — which will cover topics such as “feminism, style, health, politics, friendship and everything else,” beginning in autumn 2015 — it’s been unclear what the newsletter would actually include.

Until now.

On Monday, Lenny subscribers received a “special preview” of the newsletter entitled “Sandra Bland’s Legacy.” The message features illustrations by Nathalie Ramirez and a Q&A between Dunham and Chenai Okammor, a colleague and friend of Sandra Bland, who was arrested and later died while in police custody in July. Before her death, Bland had worked with Okammor to build a website, called Woman4Woman, that was meant to connect and empower women. (The website was launched Monday.)

Throughout the conversation between Dunham and Okammor, the two women discuss Bland, the circumstances of her arrest and death, and the concept of women connecting and learning from one another. Okammor also shares memories about Bland and explains why their website was so important to her:

Sandy said to me, “I’m 28 and I’m just now beginning to identify what I stand for. I do know that when something is wrong, it bothers me so much that I take it to heart.” When she started working on this project I asked her what she wanted to accomplish with it. She said, “I want to be able to share my story with young women out there.” Because she still thought she was alone in her quirkiness.

She also discusses Bland’s death, comparing the treatment the young woman faced at the hands of police in Texas with Okammor’s own past in Zimbabwe. “And you know it’s always the women who hold up the country in times of war,” Okammor says. “It’s the women who hold up anything or everything. That’s why we’re doing this.”

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Morgan Freeman Mourns His Granddaughter After She Was Stabbed in New York

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Kevin Winter—Getty Images Actor Morgan Freeman and granddaughter E'Dena Hines arrive to the 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel January 16, 2005 in Beverly Hills, California.

The 33-year-old actress was pronounced dead on Sunday

E’dena Hines, the granddaughter of actor Morgan Freeman by marriage, was stabbed and killed in New York.

The 33-year-old actress — who appeared in Freeman’s film 5 Flights Up in 2014 — was found in the street outside her apartment with more than a dozen stab wounds to her body early on Sunday morning, according to police. Hines was taken to Harlem Hospital, reports the Washington Post, where she was pronounced dead. Standing over her at the scene of the stabbing was a 30-year-old man, identified as Lamar Davenport by the Associated Press, who police took into custody and later charged with second-degree murder.

As the news spread of Hines’ death, Freeman — whose first wife was Hines’ grandmother — mourned.

“The world will never know her artistry and talent, and how much she had to offer,” Freeman said in a statement. “Her friends and family were fortunate enough to have known what she meant as a person. Her star will continue to shine bright in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace.”

The actor also posted a message to Facebook, thanking people for their support and condolences:

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This Australian Comedian Is Re-Creating Celebrity Instagrams With Hilarious Results

Celeste Barber takes digs at Kim Kardashian, Miranda Kerr, Justin Bieber and many more

Celebrities are just like us, right? At least that’s what many of them try to show through their social media accounts, sharing pictures of themselves doing regular-people things like reading a book, chilling at the beach, licking a knife or posing seductively in a pile of dirt. O.K., maybe not quite like us.

That’s exactly what Australian funny-woman Celeste Barber has been trying to highlight through a series of photos called #celestechallengeaccepted, in which she re-creates celebrity Instagram photos using examples from her own life — with somewhat different results.

Here she is enjoying (or pretending to, as she puts it) a decadent meal in bed, just like supermodel Miranda Kerr.

And getting ready for some much needed shut-eye while channeling Kim Kardashian.

Im so fucking sexy when I'm tired. #celestechallengeaccepted #funnywomen #kimkardashian #pjs #sleepy #bedtime #sexonlegs

A photo posted by Celeste Barber (@celestebarber) on

Jennifer Lopez may be a best-selling artist and movie star, but she walks down the street just like all of us do.

Trying to get cab? @jLo #Celestechallengeaccepted #run #funnywomen #nailedit #hustle #citylife #celebritystreetstyles

A photo posted by Celeste Barber (@celestebarber) on

And who wouldn’t want to re-create this picture of Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody?

Downward dog #celestechallengeaccepted #nailedit #funny #celebrity @adrienbrody #adrienbrody

A photo posted by Celeste Barber (@celestebarber) on

“People are so obsessed with celebrities and celebrities seem to be so obsessed with portraying everyday people,” Barber told Australian broadcaster ABC. “I thought, right, if this is what everyone does — challenge accepted.”

The comedienne, who hosts a show called How Not to Behave, insists she’s only “having a laugh” and not trying to demean any of her subjects.

“I’m very pro-woman. I don’t want to be bashing people like Kim K, I actually think ‘good on her.’ I think she is a smart business woman,” she said. “From hailing a cab like J-Lo [Jennifer Lopez] to beachside yoga sessions — I want to see if I can live like the privileged, rich and famous.”

Spending time with bae just like Nicki Minaj does, for example.

Drowning in boobs #celestechallengeaccepted #funny #nickiminaj #nailedit @theellenshow @thefatjewish

A photo posted by Celeste Barber (@celestebarber) on

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Vin Diesel Pays Tribute to Paul Walker With Emotional Speech at Teen Choice Awards

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Kevin Winter—Getty Images Actors Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez and Vin Diesel, left to right, accept the Choice Movie: Action Award for Furious 7 onstage during the Teen Choice Awards 2015 at the USC Galen Center on Aug. 16, 2015, in Los Angeles, Calif.

"Paul Walker is here in spirit with us"

An emotional Vin Diesel praised Paul Walker and his daughter Meadow during this year’s Teen Choice Awards after Furious 7 took home the award for Choice Movie: Action.

“I can’t stand here and be rewarded like this without talking about somebody very, very, very important to us,” Diesel, who stood alongside costars Ludacris, Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez, said as the crowd cheered. “One of the best blessings in our lives is the fact that we have the opportunity to call Pablo our brother. Paul Walker is here in spirit with us.”

Diesel said that Walker’s family kept the cast going following the actor’s death in 2013, but he singled out Meadow, calling her a “very, very, very special teen.”

Walker also received a posthumous Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Action.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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Keegan-Michael Key on What It’s Like Rehearsing With President Obama

Key also explained why he and Peele decided to end their show after five seasons

When President Barack Obama appeared at this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, he got a little help from Keegan-Michael Key as Luther, his anger translator. Key appeared on the Tonight Show this week to talk about how the bit came together and why performing with Obama was the “second greatest day of my life.” (“Because I love my wife,” he added.)

Key tells the story of how several years ago, when Obama appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the president named Key and Peele’s anger translator sketch as one of his favorite comedy bits, and Key’s costar Jordan Peele immediately called him, freaking out. Years later, Obama asked Key if he would perform the bit at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, which is how he found himself rehearsing in the White House with the leader of the free world.

Key also explained why he and Peele decided to end their show after five seasons: “We figured we’re going to go the British route, where they do like three or four seasons of everything and they go, ‘We’re done!’” (Later in the same episode, Key squeezed into a phone booth with Kevin Spacey, Karl-Anthony Towns, and Mae Whitman.)

Watch the original clip of Luther and Obama at the White House Correspondent’ Dinner below.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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Here’s a Supercut of Owen Wilson’s Most Overused Movie Lines

It’s “unbelievable” until you see it for yourself

“To be honest,” Owen Wilson is “as crazy as a road lizard” when it comes to his characters. A YouTube channel called Owenergy Studios crafted a supercut of all the lines the actor repeats throughout his movies. As it turns out, “wow” isn’t his only overused exclamation.

Owenergy Studios seems to be the expert on Owen Wilson. Their YouTube description states they’re dedicated to providing you with a “daily Owenenergy Boost” (that’s daily dose of Owen Wilson). Their latest video tribute to the Wedding Crasher, though, sheds light on all his signature sayings, from “whoa, whoa, whoa” to “come on” and beyond. It’s “unbelievable” until you see it for yourself.

Since Masterminds seems to be in flux, Wilson will next reprise his role of Hansel in Zoolander 2, coming in 2016.

Watch the supercut below, and be warned of some mild NSFW language.

This article originally appeared at EW.com

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