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    The ancient Greeks used a crane to lift actors playing God onto the stage, where they'd promptly settle differences and bring the script to a swift, dramatic ending.

    God is still making appearances in popular entertainment today, although the actors who speak for the divine have ranged from Charlton Heston in "The Ten Commandments" to Whoopi Goldberg in "A Little Bit Of Heaven."

    Actor Morgan Freeman is perhaps Hollywood's most popular voice of God -- he's spoken for the deity in "Bruce Almighty" and "Evan Almighty." The 78-year-old will be using his holy credentials in an upcoming National Geographic series called "The Story of God," where he'll visit important religious sites around the world to examine humans' relationship to the Supreme Being.

    Watch the video above to get a sampling of the actors who have played God in the movies. And then tell us -- who do you think did the best job?



    Video edited by Ben Craw.

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    Guests at Billy Joel's annual Fourth of July party were surprised to learn there was more than one reason to celebrate on Saturday.

    The "Piano Man" singer and his girlfriend of six years, Alexis Roderick, married at Joel's Long Island estate in front of family and friends, including Joel's daughter, Alexa Ray, actor Kevin James and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who presided over the wedding.

    Also in attendance was Joel's ex-wife, model Christie Brinkley. Brinkley took to Instagram to post a photo of the happy couple:





    In April, Joel, 66, and Roderick, 33, announced that they are expecting their first child together. A rep for the couple told The Huffington Post in a statement that the baby is due sometime this summer, adding that the couple is opting "to keep any further details of her pregnancy under wraps until their new addition makes an official debut."

    Congratulations to the newlyweds!

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    Who needs the Iron Throne when you can have a light-up guitar throne?

    On Saturday night, the Foo Fighters played their 20th anniversary Fourth of July concert at the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington, D.C., celebrating two decades since their debut album. While the band had to cancel the remainder of their European tour last month following frontman Dave Grohl's stage jump that left him with a broken leg, they didn't let that get in the way of giving fans a great show.

    Since Grohl's leg was still in a cast on July 4, the singer came up with the idea to perform on a throne made of guitars, lights and amps while keeping his leg elevated. According to Radio.com, Grohl said he thought of the throne while on morphine in the hospital. The end result was pretty incredible:

    dave grohl

    The band headlined the D.C. show that also featured performances by Buddy Guy, Gary Clark Jr., Heart, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, LL Cool J featuring DJ Z-Trip, Trouble Funk and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue.

    When the Foo Fighters took the stage, they played a handful of favorites including "Everlong," "Learn to Fly," "Monkey Wrench," "All My Life," "Big Me," "Breakout" and "Best of You," as well as a cover of Queen and David Bowie's "Under Pressure."





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    While Americans were celebrating the Fourth of July, the U.K.'s favorite celebrity couple was honoring another milestone.

    Victoria and David Beckham took to social media on Saturday to celebrate their 16th wedding anniversary. The current Vogue Australia cover star, 41, posted a photo of her family with the caption, "Happy anniversary, I love u so much x I'm so proud of our beautiful family x." The fashion designer posed in the photo alongside her husband and their children, Romeo, 12, Cruz, 10, daughter Harper, 3, and Brooklyn, 16.

    Happy anniversary, I love u so much x I'm so proud of our beautiful family x

    A photo posted by Victoria Beckham (@victoriabeckham) on





    The soccer star, 40, also took to Instagram to celebrate his marriage. He posted a throwback photo of himself and his wife with the caption, "16 years ago today was our special day... 16 years on we have our beautiful children... Thank you for giving me our amazing little ones .... Happy anniversary ❤️."





    The couple's oldest son, Brooklyn, celebrated his parents with a throwback photo from their wedding day. The couple got married on July 4, 1999, at Luttrellstown Castle in Ireland, where the 4-month-old Brooklyn was the ring bearer.

    Happy anniversary. Love u

    A photo posted by Brooklyn Beckham (@brooklynbeckham) on





    Happy anniversary!

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    If you thought Kim Kardashian would stick to her usual designer duds for America's birthday, you thought wrong.

    The pregnant reality star went all out to celebrate the fourth of July, rocking a flag-patterned bodysuit, matching sparkly short shorts, red, white and blue tube socks, a fanny pack, and some festive beads. Oh, and a hat that says "Merica," because duh:

    Happy 4th of July!!! ����

    A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on





    Meanwhile, Kim's sister Kourtney Kardashian opted for something just a little more subtle for her fourth of July celebration, though she does get some patriot points for those red, white and blue cat ears. Here she is with daughter Penelope, proudly waving her flag at their beach house Saturday:

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    A photo posted by Kourtney Kardashian (@kourtneykardash) on




    Happy 4th of July! �����

    A photo posted by Kourtney Kardashian (@kourtneykardash) on





    Yep, this family is living the American dream.

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    NEW YORK (AP) — July 4th went off like a dud at the box office. Anticipated new releases "Magic Mike XXL" and "Terminator Genisys" fizzled, leaving the popular holdovers "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" to top the holiday weekend.

    Despite the brawny enticements of Channing Tatum and Arnold Schwarzenegger, the four-week rule of Universal's dinosaur sensation "Jurassic World" continued with an estimated $30.9 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Pixar's acclaimed "Inside Out" nearly caught up to the runaway dinos, taking in $30.1 million in its third weekend of release.

    The strength of those June hits and the unfortunate timing of July 4th this year coming on a Saturday (rather than stretching out a long weekend) meant the sequels "Terminator Genisys" and "Magic Mike XXL" both failed to match previous installments.

    Paramount's "Terminator Genisys," the fifth film in the series which also marks Schwarzenegger's return to his most iconic character, took in $28.7 million over the weekend and $44.2 million since opening Wednesday.

    Warner Bros. also tried to expand the weekend, opening Tatum's male-stripper romp "Magic Mike XXL" on Wednesday. But after a strong start, the film managed just $12 million over the weekend. Over five days it made $27.1 million.

    The openings were disappointing for the new releases, but each has a different makeup. "Terminator Genisys," an attempted reboot in the 31-year-old, James Cameron-created franchise, was made for $155 million. "Magic Mike XXL," a road-trip sequel to Steven Soderbergh's 2012 hit original, was made for just under $15 million.

    Megan Colligan, head of worldwide distribution for Paramount, said the weekend simply didn't play like a holiday weekend.

    "The weekend got off to a very sluggish start because people didn't have off until Friday," said Colligan. "Our start was just not where it needed to be. Some of that does have to do with it is pretty severe competition. 'Jurassic' is still such a powerhouse in the marketplace and it was hard to anticipate that that wouldn't have burned off a little more by now."

    "Genisys" failed to come close to the previous "Terminator" film, the Schwarzenegger-less "Salvation," which had a five-day debut of $65.3 million over Memorial Day weekend in 2009. "Genisys," which critics have slammed, is finding better business abroad. It made $74 million international over the weekend.

    "Magic Mike XXL," however, had the benefit of largely positive reviews and tracking numbers that suggested a possible No. 1 opening of more than $40 million. The original debuted with $39.1 million.

    But "Magic Mike XXL" failed to expand its audience. Whereas moviegoers for the first film were 73 percent female, "Magic Mike XXL" was a staggering 96 percent female, Warner Bros. said.

    Dan Fellman, head of domestic distribution for Warner Bros., said the film performed worse than expected in the South, Midwest and in Canada. Such a "girls-night-out" release, he said, didn't materialize over the holiday weekend.

    "Our audience wasn't available to us," said Fellman. "We might be down but we're not out. I'm in the wait and see mode."

    Hollywood's summer has been inching close to equaling its record 2013 season, thanks partly to the unexpected success of "Jurassic World." (Now with $558.2 million domestically, it's already the fourth-best showing of all time in North America.)

    The biggest potholes this summer have been holiday weekends, noted Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office firm Rentrak.

    Those weekends usually are the tent poles to Hollywood's summer spectacle, but the lagging Independence Day weekend follows a lackluster Memorial Day, when Disney's "Tomorrowland" flopped.

    "These are the weekends everyone's going, 'Wow, what happened?'" said Dergarabedian. "Part of it was the calendar. Part of it, too, was you have two movies out there — "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" — that are just dominating the marketplace. Both those movies have appealed to every audience segment imaginable."

    This weekend was still up 6.9 percent over last year, when Melissa McCarthy's "Tammy" and the sci-fi adventure "Earth to Echo" made for Hollywood's worst July 4 in decades.

    Universal's animated off-shoot sequel "Minions" will debut next weekend after a strong international performance. The film, which gives the pipsqueak henchmen of the "Despicable Me" movies the spotlight, has already grossed $124.2 million abroad, including $54.3 million this weekend.

    Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

    1. "Jurassic World," $30.9 million ($42 million international).

    2. "Inside Out," $30.1 million ($18.6 million international).

    3. "Terminator: Genisys," $28.7 million ($74 million international).

    4. "Magic Mike XXL," $12 million ($6.2 million international)

    5. "Ted 2," $11 million ($18.8 million international).

    6. "Max," $7 million.

    7. "Spy," $5.5 million ($3.4 million international).

    8. "San Andreas," $3 million.

    9. "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," $1.3 million.

    10. "Dope," $1.1 million.

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    Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at international theaters (excluding the U.S. and Canada), according to Rentrak:

    1. "Terminator Genisys," $74 million.

    2. "Minions," $54.3 million.

    3. "Jurassic World," $42 million.

    4. "A Monk Comes Down the Mountain," $28 million.

    5. "Inside Out," $18.6 million.

    6. "Ted 2," $18.8 million.

    7. "NNL: Battle of Yeonpyeong," $8 million.

    8. "Les Profs 2," $6.8 million.

    9. "Avengers: Age of Ultron," $6.5 million.

    10. "Magic Mike XXL," $6.2 million.

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    Follow AP Film Writer Jake Coyle on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/jakecoyleAP

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    She did it again, but this time it was no accident.

    While out with her sons Jayden James and Sean Preston on Saturday, Britney Spears stumbled upon some beaded curtains that totally reminded her of something.

    "The boys and I doing our best #Oops album cover pose!" the 33-year-old wrote alongside the adorable snapshot:

    The boys and I doing our best #Oops album cover pose!

    A photo posted by Britney Spears (@britneyspears) on




    And just in case the image isn't burned into your brain, here's what the original "Oops... I Did It Again" album cover looked like when it was released back in 2000. Ohhh, the memories:


    britney spears oops i did it again album cover

    Spears and her sons look like they had a fun-filled weekend at Disneyland, as the proud mom also shared a precious snap of the three of them on board a ride at "the happiest place on Earth." And the pop star even threw it back to her Mickey Mouse Club days with a set of little Minnie Mouse ears:

    Happy 4th of July from the happiest place on earth #Disneyland!! ❤️

    A photo posted by Britney Spears (@britneyspears) on




    Too cute!

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    Caitlyn Jenner not only celebrated her country's freedom on the Fourth of July, but also reflected on her own.

    The former Olympian took to Instagram on America's birthday to wish her followers a happy holiday and share a powerful message. Jenner posted a photo of a framed American flag and wrote in the caption, "Happy 4th of July! Proud to be an American ... where at least I am free to be me."

    Happy 4th of July! Proud to be an American ... where at least I am free to be me.

    A photo posted by Caitlyn Jenner (@caitlynjenner) on





    In case you weren't keeping up with the other Jenner and Kardashian news, Kim Kardashian also got very patriotic over the holiday. The reality star shared a photo decked out in all red, white and blue sparkly gear. Her sister Kourtney Kardashian also shared some patriotic photos of herself with daughter Penelope over the holiday.

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    Khloe Kardashian's dipping into the hoops pool again -- she and NBA superstar James Harden hit Las Vegas for the 4th and TMZ Sports got the first pics of their date night. 

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    Katy Perry and John Mayer made the crowd roar at the Grateful Dead concert in Chicago Saturday night when they cuddled up together.

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    When Jack White isn't covering Led Zeppelin songs with Robert Plant, blowing up the Internet with guacamole jokes or experimenting with music videos, he's also juggling side projects.


    One of White's side projects is The Dead Weather, his band with Alison Mosshart of The Kills. On Monday, The Dead Weather, which also includes Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age) and Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs, The Greenhornes), announced on White's Third Man Records plans to release their third full-length album, "Dodge & Burn." The album will be available this September.


    The follow-up to 2010's "Sea of Cowards" will feature eight new songs and four previously released tracks that have been remixed and remastered. The band released samples of four of the songs on SoundCloud. The tracks, "Open Up (That's Enough)," "Rough Detective," "It's Just Too Bad" and "Buzzkill(er)," were previously released to members of the Third Man Vault, the label's exclusive subscription service.


     




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    David Beckham and Kevin Hart just took twinning to a new level. 


    The two were spotted filming in New York City over the weekend wearing a variety of matching ensembles, including red-and-black plaid flannels and orange and white sweats. The Daily Mail reports the men were on location shooting a new H&M campaign (likely to promote Beckham’s line for the Swedish retailer). 


    Both Becks and Hart shared behind-the-scenes photos from the set on their Instagram accounts, in which they’re seen posing in identical outfits. 



    The former pro soccer player captioned his photo, "I can't seem to shake this guy off! @kevinhart4real #lovethisman#twins." 



    Hart wrote, "2 questions...Question#1Why are we sitting this comfortably In Front of this grizzly bear? Question #2 Why are we dressed alike? Gotta love @davidbeckham." 


    Beckham, who just celebrated his 16th wedding anniversary with wife Victoria, announced his latest collection, Modern Essentials, for the Swedish brand this past spring. According to WWD, the new campaign will be shot by film director Marc Forster (who also shot the last campaign for the collaboration) and will come out later this year. 


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    The fifth episode of Lifetime's "UnREAL" opens with a shot of protagonist and reality TV producer Rachel (played by Shiri Appleby) masturbating with a vibrator in the back of a van. "Chivalry is not dead," says the male host of fictional dating show "Everlasting," as Rachel, laying under a wool furniture blanket, tries to get off to some porn on her iPhone. The scene isn't "sexy" -- there's no lingerie, no tousled sheets, no moaning, no male-gazey camera shots. While the fantasy of a "Bachelor"-like dating world is being created outside of the production van, the audience watches the real part of "UnREAL" unfold inside.


    The scene frames Rachel's masturbation as mundane, utilitarian, routine -- which is exactly why it's so special.


     Over the last few years, we've seen more women getting themselves off on our TV screens on shows like "Girls," "Orange Is The New Black," "Reign" and "Mad Men." With each groundbreaking scene -- and the inevitable discussion that follows -- we get closer to recognizing that getting off is no big deal.





    While masturbating on-screen isn't something we see all that frequently regardless of a character's gender, men doing it feels fairly de rigeur. (Think: "American Pie," "Skins," "There's Something About Mary," "Sex and the City," "American Beauty," "American Horror Story," "Fast Times At Ridgemont High," "The Big Bang Theory.") It's usually played for laughs, or as a way to bring up relationship issues when a female partner walks in on the act. The scenes might read as awkward, but not shocking.


    "Male masturbation is pretty common on TV," "UnREAL" co-creator Sarah Gertrude Shapiro told The Huffington Post. "You've seen it a lot, and it's always a joke and there's a shorthand for it. But a healthy, adult woman who isn't having sex probably is jerking off -- but no one talks about it."


    Our very language encourages a gender imbalance when it comes to open dialogue about masturbation. There is a nearly unlimited list of slang terms and euphemisms for male masturbation, but depressingly few for its female equivalent. (Is "flicking the bean" really the best we can do?) The Swedish Association for Sexuality Education made international headlines when it coined the term "klittra" last month, combining the Swedish words for "clitoris" and "glitter."


    This lack of public discussion about female masturbation might explain why people absolutely feel the need to comment on it when a woman gets off on-screen.


    In "Girls" Season 1, Allison Williams' character Marnie masturbates in a public bathroom after hanging out with a sexy artist. The scene made OK Magazine's list of "The 5 Most Scandalous Scenes From HBO's 'Girls' So Far,'" and New York Magazine asked Allison Williams how she "prepared" for it. (To her credit Williams told NYMag that she was "sort of fascinated that it’s being made into a thing.") The pilot of "Reign" -- a CW show -- included a very brief scene of Kenna, a teen lady-in-waiting, starting to get herself off. Much was written about the scene and the network's decision to trim it down -- "It might have been the most risqué scene in The CW’s history had it aired uncut," wrote Entertainment Weekly -- but very little was said about the fact that as Kenna is starting to pleasure herself, she's joined by the (much, much older) King of France! (See the clip below.)


    "Is masturbation more shocking than sex?" asked a 2013 HuffPost Live segment. When it comes to female masturbation, we still treat it as such. 




    So what is it about on-screen female masturbation in particular that elicits such a strong reaction from those watching? 


    Marti Noxon, "UnREAL's" co-creator who is perhaps best known for writing and producing "Buffy The Vampire Slayer," thinks the general silence about female masturbation and the reaction to seeing it on TV comes down to discomfort -- specifically men's. 


    "I think it makes men uncomfortable," said Noxon. "I think there’s something really scary about the idea that [sex is] not always romantic for us, and that it’s not always about needing a man there to take care of our needs. I think it’s scary for guys to see that, and be confronted with this in-your-face idea of 'yeah, we’ve got it.'"


    The beauty of these "in-your-face" scenes is that the more we see them, the less "shocking" they become. Because (spoiler alert!), in the real world, masturbating is pretty damn "normal" -- and healthy. A 2009 study found that 78 percent of Americans over 14 have masturbated (though in every age group, women were less likely to report masturbating than men). Plus, getting off can help lift a woman's mood, balance her sleep habits, decrease her stress levels and soothe her menstrual cramps. 





    "It’s part of being a healthy person and having a sex drive, and not always relieving it with a partner," said Shapiro. "I don’t actually think it’s a big deal at all. I wrote this episode [and] when I first turned in the script, there were a lot of conversations about, 'Well, we haven’t established that Rachel’s a sex addict.' And I was like, 'Why would masturbating make her a sex addict?'"


    They decided to move ahead with the scenes (the episode both begins and ends with Rachel jerking off) after what Shapiro calls a "really interesting, fruitful conversation." And the resulting scenes are painfully and beautifully human. Just like Rachel, lots of women masturbate. And use sex toys. And watch porn. And fall in love. And have sex. And get up afterward and kick ass at their exhausting jobs.


    "My total impetus for making stuff is about humanizing women," said Shapiro. "And I just think [masturbation] is a really normal part of being human."


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    There's a new girl in Lena Dunham's Brooklyn crew, and she just so happens to be the first daughter.


    Malia Obama was spotted on the set of HBO's "Girls" last week in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. According to photos from Page Six, the eldest first daughter, who turned 17 years old on Saturday, was drinking a refreshment outside of Brooklyn restaurant Aurora on the show's set.


    HBO declined to comment to The Huffington Post about Obama's on-set appearance and a White House rep was not immediately available for comment. However, a handful of media outlets, including Mashable, Us Weekly and Elle, are presuming that the 17-year-old is working as a summer intern on the Lena Dunham-helmed series. This wouldn't be her first time behind the camera: last summer, Obama interned as a production assistant on Halle Berry's CBS series. The internship was so top secret that the first lady reportedly told Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti that he wasn't supposed to know about her daughter's LA visit.


    For more, head to Page Six.


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    Ryan Reynolds couldn't be prouder of baby James, his daughter with wife Blake Lively, as evidenced by the adorable first photo he shared back in May. Just don't expect him to become one of those parents who touts every new milestone as an earth-shattering event.

    The actor dropped by HuffPost Live on Monday to discuss his new sci-fi thriller "Self/less," which hits theaters July 10, but he also chatted with host Alyona Minkovski about some of his recent tweets, including this one that he posted on Father's Day. Reynolds said he gets a kick out of writing about his daughter in a way people might not expect.

    "I just find it funny -- everybody thinks their son or daughter is God's gift to air, and in their home, they are. I mean, when I'm [in my house], I look at my daughter and I'm like, 'You are the most amazing creature I've ever seen in my life.' But that's sort of annoying when you do that publicly, so I usually kind of go the other way with it. I'll write silly jokes about how my daughter is terrible at her art or whatever," Reynolds said.

    Watch the actor discuss being a parent in the video above, and click here for his full HuffPost Live conversation.

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    Kris Jenner and Melanie Griffith really wanted a selfie with the Dalai Lama.


    While Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, has definitely taken a selfie in his time, it seems Jenner and Griffith opted for a sneaky snap that only caught back of the spiritual leader's head. Couldn't they have just asked for a photo with him? 


    You're clearly wondering: how did Jenner and Griffith get so close to the Dalai Lama in the first place? They were VIP guests at his 80th birthday celebration in Anaheim, California, on Sunday, which brought out 18,000 people, according to the Los Angeles Times. 




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    Take an anxious Seattle couple, drop them in a hipster-centric Los Angeles neighborhood for a night of alcohol, weed and some possible swinging, and you're left with one bizarre, yet charming hangover. That's essentially what "The Overnight" is, the new sex comedy from writer-director Patrick Brice that finds Taylor Schilling and Adam Scott's married couple caught up in a night of absurd, hilarious and revealing situations.


    While taking their son to play in a local park, Schilling's Emily and Scott's Alex meet Jason Schwartzman's Kurt, your typical Silver Lake hipster artist. After inviting the couple over to his and his wife's (Judith Godrèche) swanky home for their kids' playdate, Emily and Alex are sucked into an all-night escapade that features everything from homemade porn videos to butthole paintings to full-frontal male nudity (yes, Scott and Schwartzman both flaunt prosthetic penises in the film). What could easily succumb to a cliché raunchy sex comedy dependent on puerile jokes soon flourishes into one of the most refreshing adult comedies in recent memory. 


    After "The Overnight" screened at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year, The Huffington Post sat down with stars Schilling and Godrèche to talk about filming the movie in less than two weeks and getting very up close and personal with each other.


    There's a really refreshing sense of humor to this film that makes it so charming. Was that something that drew both of you to the project?


    Judith Godrèche: I read it and it was the funniest thing I ever read. I did a lot of comedies in France and thought, "Wow, if everything was as funny and well written as that, I’d be working nonstop."


    Taylor Schilling: Mark Duplass brought the movie to me. I read the script and it was a nutty script. [...] The raunchiness and rawness in the script, sort of taking that to a really honest and gritty sensibility and seeing how to braid those two things together. There’s also a real kindness to the film that makes it funnier. I think in a lot of comedies, like situational comedies, the humor is very reactionary, and this is more based in emotional situations that I think make it so funny. 



    How did you avoid playing into the usual tropes of the sex-comedy genre?


    Schilling: For me that was so much in the direction. That wasn’t the culture on the set.


    Godrèche: There was an ambiance. We all signed to do this indie film which was almost like a first film. So there was something special going on already, no rehearsal, no fittings.  [...] I think [Brice] likes actors who are funny, but in a subtle way. As far as Adam [Scott] can go, he’s a super funny actor, he’s a very internal actor too. It’s almost contemplative in a way. There are super funny lines, but they are delicate at the same time. It’s so well written, it’s hard to make it goofy. It’s the awkwardness that is so well done. It’s not vulgar. It’s sexy, but it’s awkward.


    Both of your characters get progressively drunker and more stoned throughout the movie. What was it like to act out those different stages of being increasingly intoxicated? 


    Schilling: I think because we were doing it in order, it was kind of brilliant. Our call time was like 6:00 p.m. and the wrap would be around 7:00 a.m.


    Godrèche: We would get stoned just by being tired. 



    The chemistry between all four of you is so magnetic. Did you spend a lot of time together before shooting?


    Schilling: I had lunch with Adam and we had a group dinner. I think sometimes chemistry just appears. It’s something really wonderful in a cast. It either kind of emerges or it doesn’t.


    Godrèche: I remember it as a dream honestly. I was so tired. Everything is like that to me, including the last scene which was really like -- I was like, "I don’t know who I am anymore and I don’t care!" I was really taken by the moment in a very interesting way. I think this movie is so open-minded. It doesn’t tell exactly who you are at this moment in your life and maybe you don’t know either, and I kind of felt this.


    Without spoiling anything, the last major scene with all four of you features some very bold sexual innuendos. By the time you filmed it were you all very comfortable together?


    Schilling: We shot the whole thing in 11 days. That last scene -- Patrick [Brice] and I talked [about how] that scene might not even exist. We shot sequentially then we’d watch and see if that actually existed in the dynamic of the characters.


    That's interesting because while watching it, it doesn’t feel like that scene will actually happen, but it plays very organically.


    Godrèche: And it’s not like it’s announced, like "Here’s the big scene!" It comes so subtly and I think it’s charming, because the way it happens is pretty magical. I think [Patrick] is amazing and he has a way of capturing -- he’s always dancing with us, the camera’s movement was always moving with us. It’s romantic, actually. When I see that scene, I feel like I’m watching a romantic movie.


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    A new collection of "Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" posters has been released, showing the cast decked out in war paint and ready for battle.  


    The series of images is titled "Faces of the Revolution" and features portraits of Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence), Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Cressida (Natalie Dormer), Johanna (Jena Malone), Finnick (Sam Clafin), Prim (Willow Shields) and Boggs (Mahershala Ali), their faces painted with a red mockingjay. 


    Entertainment Weekly shared Gale's poster, which shows him staring straight at the viewer, his eyes a piercing blue, with the words "Brothers Unite" and "The revolution is about all of us" printed across the bottom of the frame. 



    Katniss' poster is equally dramatic, with her intense stare evoking the strength and determination that made her "The Mockingjay" in the first place. 





    All eight posters are being released by Lionsgate on July 6 via the film's official Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. Comicbook.com has them all in one place for your viewing pleasure. 


    The posters come just a few days before Comic-Con, where the cast will be on hand for a Q&A about the final film in the franchise. 


    If only they'd release the movie already. Five months to go ...


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    A Netflix binge just wasn’t enough for this "Orange Is The New Black" fan.

    Samantha Gardella from Monroe, N.Y., wanted something more, so she visited the set of the Netflix original series. The idea came after Samantha noticed a tweet from a local radio station explaining that scenes for the show’s fourth season would be filmed at the abandoned Rockland Children’s Psychiatric Center. According to LoHud.com, the location is a "stand-in for the fictional prison where the show takes place." It also happens to be about 30 minutes from Samantha’s house. Since realizing the set was so close to her, she’s visited three times and has taken home some creative souvenirs.

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    The 19-year-old film student took screenshots from the show and matched them up with the actual locations. She took inspiration from a similar photo she discovered that lined up with a scene from "The Walking Dead."

    "There is no gate at the entryway to keep any uninvited guests out," she said in an email to HuffPost. "When I went there the second and third time, all of their fences and doors were unlocked, which was odd because you'd think they'd lock everything."

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    Samantha said she wasn't the only one who thought it'd be cool to see the set in person and explained that there were other fans "walking around checking out the set as well." She did clarify she was recently notified that she was trespassing on New York state private property and has been "respectfully asked not to return to the set" unless she has permission.

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    She's already taken the photos though, and they’ve gotten her a lot of attention. Since being posted on June 26, her Tumblr post with the photo series has been reblogged and liked more than 127,000 times. She’s received a "huge amount of positive feedback" from family and friends as well as complete strangers.

    The official "Orange Is The New Black" Twitter account also had something to say in what was probably the coolest response to the photos.




    With a response like that, something tells us the set will now be a little more secure.

    Check out more of Samantha's photos below.
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    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 that he secured quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with and that he gave the sedative to at least one woman and other people, according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press.


    Cosby's lawyers insisted that two of the accusers knew they were taking quaaludes from the comedian, according to the unsealed documents.


    Nevertheless, attorneys for some of the numerous women suing Cosby seized on the testimony as powerful corroboration of what they have been saying all along: that he drugged and raped women.


    The AP had gone to court to compel the release of a deposition in a sexual-abuse case filed by former Temple University employee Andrea Constand, the first of a cascade of lawsuits against him that have severely damaged his good-guy image.


    Cosby's lawyers had objected to the release of the material, arguing it would embarrass him. Ultimately, a judge unsealed just a small portion of the deposition.


    "The stark contrast between Bill Cosby, the public moralist and Bill Cosby, the subject of serious allegations concerning improper (and perhaps criminal) conduct is a matter as to which the AP — and by extension the public — has a significant interest," U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno wrote.


    Cosby, with his oft-espoused views on topics including childrearing, family life, education and crime, "has voluntarily narrowed the zone of privacy that he is entitled to claim," the judge wrote.


    Cosby, who starred as Dr. Cliff Huxtable on "The Cosby Show" from 1984 to 1992, settled Constand's lawsuit under confidential terms in 2006. His lawyers in the Philadelphia case did not immediately return telephone calls seeking comment on Monday. Constand consented to be identified but did not want to comment, her lawyer said.


    "This evidence shows a pattern in which defendant 'mentored' naive young women and introduced drugs into the relationship, with and without the woman's knowledge, in order for him to achieve sexual satisfaction," Constand's lawyer, Dolores M. Troiani, argued in court papers.


     Cosby, 77, has been accused by more than two dozen women of sexual misconduct in episodes dating back more than four decades. Cosby has never been charged with a crime, and the statute of limitations on most of the accusations has expired.


    "If today's report is true, Mr. Cosby admitted under oath 10 years ago sedating women for sexual purposes," said Lisa Bloom, attorney for model Janice Dickinson, who says she was drugged and raped. "Given that, how dare he publicly vilify Ms. Dickinson and accuse her of lying when she tells a very similar story?"


    Celebrity attorney Gloria Allred, who is representing several women, said she hopes to use the admission in court cases against the comedian.


    Cosby, giving sworn testimony in the lawsuit accusing him of sexual assaulting Constand at his home in Pennsylvania in 2004, said he obtained seven quaalude prescriptions in the 1970s. Constand's lawyer asked if he had kept the sedatives through the 1990s, after they were banned, but was frustrated by objections from Cosby's attorney.


    "When you got the quaaludes, was it in your mind that you were going to use these quaaludes for young women that you wanted to have sex with?" Troiani asked.


     "Yes," Cosby answered.


    "Did you ever give any of these young women the quaaludes without their knowledge?" Troiani asked.


    Cosby's lawyer again objected, leading Troiani to petition the federal judge to force Cosby to cooperate.


    Cosby later said he gave Constand three half-pills of Benadryl, although Troiani in the documents voices doubt that was the drug involved.


    Cosby had fought the AP's efforts to unseal the testimony, with his lawyer arguing that the deposition could reveal details of Cosby's marriage, sex life and prescription drug use.


    "It would be terribly embarrassing for this material to come out," lawyer George M. Gowen III argued in June.


    He also said the material would "prejudice him in eyes of the jury pool in Massachusetts," where Cosby is fighting defamation lawsuits brought by women who say his representatives smeared them by accusing them of lying.


    Robreno, the judge, had temporarily sealed some documents in the Constand lawsuit but never ruled on a final seal before the case was settled. Under federal court rules in Pennsylvania, documents must be unsealed after two years unless a party can show specific harm. The judge ruled that Cosby's potential embarrassment was insufficient.


    Robreno asked last month why Cosby was fighting the release of his sworn testimony, given that the accusations in the Constand lawsuit were already public.


    "Why would he be embarrassed by his own version of the facts?" the judge said.


    Cosby resigned in December from the board of trustees at Temple, where he was the popular face of the Philadelphia school in advertisements, fundraising campaigns and commencement speeches.


    Lawyer Gayle Sproul, representing the AP, in court last month called the married Cosby "an icon" who "held himself out as someone who would guide the public in ways of morality."


     Troiani, summarizing her evidence, painted a starkly different picture.


    Cosby "has evidenced a predilection for sexual contact with women who are unconscious or drugged. His victims are young, 'star struck' and totally trusting of his public persona," Troiani argued.


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    This story has been corrected to show that Cosby's lawyers, not his accusers, say two women knowingly took Quaaludes from him, and to show that the alleged assault against Constand took place in 2004, not 2005.


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