He might be two movies deep into "The Hunger Games" franchise, but all that action in the arena hasn't dampened Josh Hutcherson's thirst for competition. The actor was one of two dozen Hollywood favorites who took the field for this weekend's DirecTV Celebrity Beach Bowl, a friendly flag football game that revs up fans for the high-octane action of the Super Bowl.

Josh was the only tribute on this year's teams, but the vampire-related franchises of the entertainment world were spectacularly well-represented: Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev, Ryan Kwanten and Peter Facinelli all spent some time on the field. And for those who care, it was the Blue team (led by real, actual football player Michael Strahan) who passed, tackled and touchdown-ed their way to victory on Saturday...but let's be honest, the real appeal of the Celebrity Beach Bowl is less about the game itself and more about seeing our favorite celebs wearing shorts, talking smack and rolling around in the sand. Which they did. And it was fantastic.


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by Jessica Marshall

It's fair to say that having high standards when it comes to choosing boyfriends is a good thing. Handsome, sweet and strong? Must-haves. A pulse? Meh. Not necessary. Well...some of us must just have higher standards than others.

Just because his skin is ice-cold or he may suffer from slight decomposition (there are concealers and colognes to cover that up), it doesn't mean he doesn't have the chops to make a great sig-O. Just take R, for instance, the subject of the new zombie romance flick, "Warm Bodies," which hits theaters this week. Nicholas Hoult plays a shambling, brain-hungry, indie-music-loving zombie who fights his way back to humanity to save the girl he has fallen in love with (Teresa Palmer) from hoards of apocalyptic zombies. Swoon!

If you're intrigued by the pale and the pulse-less, R isn't the only quality undead fish in the sea. Hollywood has offered up quite a few suitable corpses...err bachelors...over the years. Check them out:


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Nicholas Hoult is hardly a Hollywood newbie, but we would have never guessed just how adorable this kid star would grow up to be—even in zombie form. And this week, the "Warm Bodies" star just might be one of the hottest members of the walking dead. In fact, he’s so hot that we’ve dubbed him this week’s Hump Day Hottie.

Check out this dreamy photo of Nicholas, and keep reading for more details about him!

Vital stats: This 23-year-old grew up in England (we bet the accent gave it away!), and it would seem that acting is in his DNA. He’s related to British stage and screen star Anna Neagle. This would explain why all that eye acting comes so naturally to him. BTW, Nicholas is reportedly back on the dating scene after ending things with "Hunger Games" star Jennifer Lawrence.


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Fair warning, you guys: If you don't want to know all the secrets about the thrilling denouement of the new Nicholas Sparks novel-based movie "Safe Haven," you should stop reading now, and you should definitely not watch this awesome EXCLUSIVE video we got during our behind-the-scenes set visit with actors Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel, and David Lyons.

But if you don't mind a few spoilers, including the truth about the leading lady's big scary secret, and a peek at the explosive action of one of the film's final scenes, then you won't want to miss this inside look at "Safe Haven."


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James Franco is, as we all know, a jack of many a trade: a thespian, a student, an artist, a musician, a filmmaker, and heaven knows what else. (We have it on good authority that, at some point in 2012, he made a brief cameo appearance as a snail in the garden of a Provencal housewife.) But with three sultry, steamy, sexually adventurous films playing at this year's Sundance Film Festival, clearly it's time to bestow yet another title upon dear Mr. Franco: that of a sexual deity. What? YES. This just happened! Our own Josh Horowitz has reluctantly handed over to James the hard-won designation of MTV's official Sex God. Which, along with the obvious bragging rights, also comes with a blingee crown and scepter.

And if there's anything you've ever wanted to know about James Franco, Sex God, but were afraid to ask, then here's your big chance to get inside his head—and his pants!—as he answers hard-hitting questions about all things sex-godly for our After Hours featurette. What's his favorite baseball-related sex analogy? Who would he dream-cast in his own personal porno? What does he call his wiener when they're alone, together, at home? ...And psssst, what might it mean that James' private parts are nicknamed after a notorious charlatan? DISCUSS.


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Ryan GoslingFROM NEXTMOVIE: Ryan Gosling is a man of simple needs: a Mohawked dog, a fresh white tank and...a coffee cup with his likeness on it. Apparently.

During a recent interview, the actor bemoaned that, unlike the promotional efforts of mob movies from his childhood (see: "Dick Tracy"), "Gangster Squad" didn't have cool merch, like promotional cups from Burger King. Well, not anymore. The Gos landed his very own mug from motherland donut hut Tim Hortons.

Click on over to NextMovie to see his mug on a mug and read the full story!


Consider us very pleased there's so much Branson—we mean Tom—on this season of "Downton Abbey." It just means we get to check out more of the dreamboat that is Allen Leech. Adding to his hottie factor is the fact that he’s also kind of a dead ringer for One Direction babe Niall Horan. So, to honor his hotness (and his uncanny ability to pull off driving goggles), we’re naming him this week's Hump Day Hottie.

Check out this dreamy photo of Allen, and keep reading for more details about him!

Vital stats: This 31-year-old grew up in Ireland and knew early on that he wanted to pursue a career in the world of acting. So, he went out and got some degrees (a bachelor of arts and a master's degree in drama and theatre studies from Trinity College, to be exact), and then went off to pursue his dream.


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Remember yesterday when we told you that handsome "Teen Wolf" actor Daniel Sharman would be narrating the audiobook version of Cassandra Clare's long-awaited "Infernal Devices" conclusion, "Clockwork Princess"? Well, here—for your viewing pleasure—is an image of Daniel in the recording studio, primed to read Cassie's words with his swoon-worthy British accent. All together now: SWOOOOOOOOON!

But also, we should probably be totally jealous, right? Because in front of him, in all its glory, is a finished copy of "Clockwork Princess"—something we won't be able to get our grubby little hands (or ears) on until March 19. Do you think Daniel would accept a two-day-old PB&J sandwich bribe to tell us how it all ends? No? Bloody hell!


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Before there was Mr. Big there was Carrie Bradshaw's high-school crush, Sebastian Kydd. And we have to say, we understand why the teen version of "Sex and the City"'s leading lady has such a thing for good ol’ Sebastian. We've been crushing on Austin Butler for some time now. So, in honor of his role on "The Carrie Diaries," we’re naming him this week’s Hump Day Hottie.

Check out this dreamy photo of Austin, and keep reading for more details about him!

Vital stats: This 21-year-old hails from Anaheim, California, the home of some of our favorite things: No Doubt and Disneyland. Is it really any surprise that with his surfer charm and beach-blond locks he's a SoCal guy? By the way, Vanessa Hudgens has pretty great taste in the fellas. The actors happen to be dating.


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Hear that, princess? It's the screaming...of a thousand "Hunger Games" fangirls having the greatest flailing freakout of their lives. Because a pile of "Catching Fire" stills hit our inbox today, along with a brand new flaming Mockingjay poster for the upcoming film.

And in that pile: a look at each of the series' sexiest gentleman characters in action! Whether you pine for Peeta, go crazy for Gale, or fancy District 4's Finnick Odair, there's a delicious buffet of man-meat awaiting. Unless you like Haymitch, of course, in which case you're out of luck, but you're also a weirdo who likes lank-haired men with booze breath and hammertoes. Look at your life! Look at your choices!

But first, look at this! Among the new pics from the long-awaited sequel to last year's dystopian blockbuster: one ever-so-slightly-steamy-looking shot of Finnick and Katniss, in which the trident-wielding golden boy appears to be whispering sweet nothings into our heroine's ear. (Also: Those who doubted Sam Claflin's ability to play the Games' flirtiest tribute with an appropriate level of panache, take a look at that smirk and prepare to eat crow.)


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