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How the Coens created a 'Hail, Caesar!' water ballet

usatoday.com — There's a reason the water ballet in Hail, Caesar! looks straight out of an Esther Williams aqua movie: It was shot in the same tank 700-thousand-gallon tank Williams used in her MGM musicals. Joel and Ethan Coen commissioned the synchronized dance group the Aqualillies to perform in a magnificent sequence, surrounding Scarlett Johansson, in their comedy set in a movie studio in the '50s.

Proof 'The Choice' is peak Nicholas Sparks

usatoday.com — Nicholas Sparks is nothing if not reliable. The writer of many romantic novels-turned-movies about heterosexual caucasian couples sticks to a pretty distinct formula about girl meeting guy, girl having childish banter with guy and pretending to dislike him, girl falling in love with guy.

The 8 most important new "Kimojis"

usatoday.com — Back in December, Kim Kardashian broke the Internet app store with her popular "KIMOJI" app, which is exactly what you think it is (a Kardashian-themed emoji keyboard with images of butts, boobs, food and Kim's face). Today, the app got an upgrade. "KIMOJI has been completely redesigned & is now available on iOS & Android!

Larry David doesn't care if you watch him host 'SNL'

usatoday.com — We're looking forward to watch Larry David host Saturday Night Live and showcase his spot-on Bernie Sanders impression with musical guest The 1975 this weekend. However, David doesn't really want us to watch him on the show.

After Barbie's transformation, Ken could be next

usatoday.com — Here are some of the new, more diverse dolls Mattel announced will be available this spring in the Fashionistas line. (Photo: MATTEL / HANDOUT, EPA) Last week, Mattel announced that Barbie would come in new shapes (curvy, tall and petite) and in a variety of fresh skin tones and hairstyles.
Feb 03, 2016

RT @USATODAY: After Barbie's transformation, Ken could be next. usat.ly/1PAxobb

'Hail, Caesar!': 5 things we learned at the premiere

usatoday.com — Monday night's world premiere of the Coen Brothers' 17th feature film had Roman columns, rotating old-Hollywood-style searchlights, Western music and stars who arrived onto the red carpet in classic cars.
Feb 02, 2016

'Hail, Caesar!': 5 things from the premiere usat.ly/1SVpxY9 via @MyCentralJersey I want to see @HailCaesarMovie

Archie Comics come to the CW: What to know about the 'Riverdale' gang

usatoday.com — You may recall that Archie Andrews died in the comic books. On TV, however, he seems to be alive and well: The CW just ordered a live-action pilot of Riverdale . The one-hour drama is described this way on archiecomics.com: It "offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, and their friends, exploring small-town life and the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale's wholesome facade.

'Fantastic Beasts' first look: Meet Newt Scamander's squad

usatoday.com — Remember, over a year ago, when J.K. Rowling had fans figuring out an anagram about her Harry Potter spin-off movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them? Here was the answer: Well, now we can actually see what that message is all about in a featurette of the movie released Saturday.

Kate Winslet had to touch Susan Sarandon's chest at the SAGs

usatoday.com — The stars stunned at the SAG Awards Saturday night. But there was one actress who seemed to turn the most heads in her exposed bra, worn under a Max Mara power suit: Susan Sarandon. Susan Sarandon was a SAG Awards presenter. The Internet couldn't help but notice her boobs.
Jan 31, 2016

RT @USATODAY: That happened. Kate Winslet couldn't keep her hands off Susan Sarandon's chest usat.ly/1SRRcJt Photo: Getty pic.twitter.com/6Xty4zdgV6

Zayn Malik's first (sexy) post-1D single and video have arrived

usatoday.com — Presenting... former One Direction member Zayn Malik's sexy new single, PILLOW TALK, and its trippy music video: Malik released the R&B song at midnight ET, as promised, though some Malikers (Is that a name for his fans? Should be.) saw it on iTunes a bit before that.
Jan 29, 2016

Zayn Malik's first post-1D single is here usat.ly/1WQQgEn via @usatoday #1D

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Feb 08, 2016

“It’s the best vanilla you can buy. It’s delicious but it’s getting kind of samey"- #Deadpool artist on Marvel films usat.ly/1PhQUbk

Feb 07, 2016

Bruno Mars and Beyoncé had a #HalftimeShow dance-off, which means we all won the Super Bowl. 👏🏽 #SB50 vine.co/v/i1nX9ZZAwgY

Feb 07, 2016

Has the game started? I just keep watching Gaga's National Anthem. 🙌🏼😭 t.co/Rnn2beJgLL


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