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Abs as Flat as a Book – Hottest Men of 2015!

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Last year we treated our readers (and let’s be honest, ourselves) to a little present—the killer abs of the 10 hottest men of 2014. We’ve been pretty guilty of turning up the temperature a bit lately with “Olicity” Watch, Battle ‘Ships (can we blame Rachel Carter for global warming?) and of course, Heat Index. So why stop there? To help keep the roads free of ice over the holidays, we present our second annual Abs as Flat as a Book: the hottest men of 2015. Consider it a present AND a public service. Happy Holidays – You’re welcome! Adam Driver Intergalactic bad boy Adam Driver wowed us in Star Wars VIII. Not only is he easy on the eyes, but…

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Superbowl XLIX: Captain America vs. Star-Lord

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Star-Lord, Captain America, and a Historic Super Bowl Payoff UPDATE: This is what heroes are made of. After the New England Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks in the most thrilling roller-coaster of a Super Bowl ever played, Washington native Chris Pratt (who played Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy) announced that he would honor his wager with Massachusetts born-and-bred Chris Evans (the big screen’s Captain America). The two had entered a Super-sized bet in which the loser would have to visit a children’s hospital in the winner’s home town dressed in full super-hero regalia (see story below). Shortly after the Patriots secured the victory, Pratt tweeted his congratulations to the Evans’ team, and promised that Star-Lord would be visiting Christopher’s Haven…

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Oscar loves to read! Movies based on books score big

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I went to bed in my tux Wednesday night just so I’d be ready for Thursday morning’s announcements of the Academy Award nominations. And while I woke up a little rumpled, I was happy to see that a host of movies adapted from books will be looking to go home with Hollywood’s favorite golden boy when the Oscars are handed out on February 22. Clearly, Oscar’s big favorite this year is Birdman, or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), which garnered nine nominations, including nods for Best Picture, Best Actor (Golden Globe award winner Michael Keaton), and Best Supporting Actor (Edward Norton). While not based on a book per se, Birdman owes much of its plot to the wave of comic…

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Your Guardians of the Galaxy (spoiler free!) cheat sheet

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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… Wait—wrong franchise. Still, Marvel Studios is hoping for Star Wars-like success with the release on Friday of its latest offering, the action/comedy space epic Guardians of the Galaxy. The film is based on a comic-book series that doesn’t have a lot of name recognition amongst the general public. Of course, it wasn’t long ago that Iron Man and Thor were regarded as “second-tier” Marvel superheroes—and look how they turned out. Still, when you’ve got a band of ne’er-do-well heroes that includes a rifle-slinging raccoon and a talking tree, you’re reaching way outside the box for characters that are trying to score big with the target demographic. So here’s a breakdown…

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