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10 Great Movie Santas, from Kurt Russell to Paul Giamatti (Photos)

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As the embodiment of kindness, generosity, and Yuletide beneficence, Santa Claus presents some mighty big black boots, much less a red suit, for any actor to fill. But jolly old Saint Nicholas has appeared in the movies for as long as the movies have existed, and here are some of our favorite actors who’ve steered the sleigh (not counting Billy Bob Thornton and anyone else who has played a guy who is pretending to be Santa):
Kurt Russell in 'The Christmas Chronicles'

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Kurt Russell in “The Christmas Chronicles” (2018) and “The Christmas Chronicles 2” (2020): There’s more than a little bit of Russell’s trucker character from “Big Trouble in Little China” in his take on Father Christmas, but that blue-collar bravado and dad-bod energy make this character, in the words of critic Nathan Rabin, “a Santa who f–ks.”

Jim Broadbent Arthur Christmas

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Jim Broadbent, “Arthur Christmas” (2011): In this delightful animated adventure

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John Legend wasn’t sure he’d ‘handle’ seeing baby loss photos



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John Legend didn’t know if he could “handle” looking at the photos taken after Chrissy Teigen lost their son.

The couple lost their baby Jack 20 weeks into the ‘Lip Sync Battle’ star’s pregnancy in September and announced the sad news in a devastating post on Instagram, which was accompanied by heartbreaking black and white photographs taken at the hospital.

And John admitted he was “nervous” when his wife asked him to take the pictures of her cradling Jack and bent over with grief because he was worried about how he’d react.

He said: “I was nervous when we were taking pictures in the hospital because emotionally I didn’t know if I could handle looking at them.

“But I really do believe that it was good for Chrissy to share her story with people.”

The ‘All of Me’ hitmaker admitted he admires his wife –

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Police alerted to illegal Mackinac Bridge climber after he posted photos on social media

MACKINAW CITY, MI – Someone climbed the Mackinac Bridge, snapped photos and then posted them to social media last month. Now, he could face felony charges.

The Mackinac Bridge Authority is calling the stunt “inexcusably reckless.”

This person risked his own life and put people crossing the bridge in danger, said MBA executive secretary Kim Nowack. If a rescue had been needed, the lives of emergency personnel and bridge staff would have been also been at risk.

A bridge alarm was activated one morning in early November, but staff couldn’t determine what triggered it, according to a news release from the Michigan Department of Transportation. Several hours later, another alarm went off and a person was seen leaving the bridge. Local police were called to investigate but couldn’t find the individual.

Bridge authority staff later became aware of photos taken from atop one of the bridge towers that were posted

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How Tiffany Haddish Played A Role In Common’s Sexiest Man Alive Photos | Celebrities

Common was featured in PEOPLE’s 2020 ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ issue, however his girlfriend Tiffany Haddish says she played a big role in making that happen.

Appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday (November 20) the actress and comedian reveled in the fact that her man was one of the 158 recognized in the coveted feature story. But she claims that the abs Common gained for the photoshoot were thanks to her.

“I helped him with those abs,” she joked. “Now, y’all can look but you can’t touch, alright? That’s for me.”

Haddish, who confirmed rumors she was dating the rap legend back in July, recalled the day she went over to Common’s house when he was preparing for the shoot. She said she offered him some advice on how to make his abs pop.

RELATED: Tiffany Haddish Confirms Relationship With Common

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Naomi Watts Celebrates The Impossible Being the No. 1 Movie on Netflix with Candid Photos from Set

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Eight years after its release, Naomi Watts’s movie The Impossible is the number one movie on Netflix.

The streamer’s new Top 10 function allows users to see which movies are being watched the most, and the recent addition from 2012 has taken the top stop over the last few days.

The movie tells the real-life story of Maria Belon and her family, who survived the devastating 2004 tsunami in Thailand against all odds. Watts, 52, stars Belon with Ewan McGregor playing her husband Enrique and a pre-Spider-Man (and adorable!) Tom Holland as their oldest son Lucas.

To celebrate the Netflix news, Watts shared a series of photos from set on Monday, including a sweet one with her two kids, Sasha and Kai, as toddlers while she was filming.

“Heard The Impossible is #1 on @netflix !! Wowza!! Here’s a few #tb pics. This was one of my

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Photos: El Paso doubles mobile morgue capacity amid new COVID-19 surge

  • The Texas county of El Paso recently doubled the number of mobile morgues it has on hand to process coronavirus deaths.
  • The county — which has the second-highest number of active cases in Texas — now has 10 mobile morgues.
  • Texas has recorded the most coronavirus cases in the US, recently becoming the first state to surpass 1 million.
  • The local news station KFOX reported that coronavirus patients were dying at such a rate in El Paso that medical examiners hadn’t been able to keep up with the workload.
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The Texas county of El Paso has more than doubled its supply of mobile morgues as it struggles to process a backlog of dozens of bodies of victims of the state’s new coronavirus surge.

As of Wednesday, El Paso County had more than 28,000 active coronavirus cases, making it the second-most-infected county in the

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See Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson cozy up in first Marry Me movie photos

Marry Me might’ve postponed the date of its big screen nuptials, but Jennifer Lopez is whetting our appetite for her rom-com return with a series of sweet first-look photos from the upcoming film.



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One day after Universal announced the Kat Coiro-directed movie’s theatrical release date was pushed back three months to May 14, 2021, the Golden Globe-nominated actress shared two stills teasing her role as a pop superstar who finds love in an unexpected place.

The first photo shows Lopez in character as Latin singer Kat Valdez as she rehearses with a group of dancers, while the second shows her cozying up to an intimate dinner with costar Owen Wilson.

Gallery: Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost’s Cutest Pics (E!)

The film follows Valdez after her playboy parter

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Photos: ‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek

Game show host Alex Trebek poses on the set of “Jeopardy!” on April 17, 2010, in Culver City, California.

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Updated 4:18 PM ET, Sun November 8, 2020

Game show host Alex Trebek poses on the set of “Jeopardy!” on April 17, 2010, in Culver City, California.

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Alex Trebek, the genial “Jeopardy!” host with all the answers and a reassuring presence in the TV game-show landscape for five decades, has died. He was 80.

“Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends,” said a statement shared on the show’s Twitter account Sunday. “Thank you, Alex.”

The cause of death was not immediately announced. Trebek revealed in March 2019 he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, triggering an outpouring of support and well wishes at the time.

Over 37 seasons, Trebek

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Bebe Rexha shows off body in one piece after paparazzi photos surface

Bebe Rexha is showing followers her unfiltered bikini body while claiming that paparazzi photos of her taken on the beach were unflattering.

The 31-year-old singer took to her Instagram where she has 10.5 million followers on Thursday night to record herself in a one-piece bathing suit days after photos were posted by the DailyMail of her in the same suit. “I went to Mexico with my boyfriend and paparazzi posted some pictures of me,” she said. “And I wanted to show you what I really look like.”

The singer shared videos of herself in a swimsuit to show off her unfiltered body. (Photo: Instagram)
The singer shared videos of herself in a swimsuit to show off her unfiltered body. (Photo: Instagram)

Rexha has spoken out about struggling with body image in the past and even opened up about designers denying to dress her for certain red carpets because of her size. In her latest Instagram story she says, “I got thighs and I got a**.” Still, she

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