Mark Ruffalo: The Hulk will look like me!
February 28th, 2011
05:49 PM ET

Mark Ruffalo: The Hulk will look like me!

Eric Bana and Edward Norton might be green with envy when they see Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk in the upcoming "The Avengers" movie. Though the superhero looked nothing like Bana or Norton in the two "Hulk" movies, Ruffalo's version will actually resemble him.

"I'll be playing it," the Oscar nominee tells MTV of the Marvel character. "I'm the first actor to actually do it in motion-capture as the Hulk."

To portray Bruce Banner's alter ego, Ruffalo will wear a performance-capture suit similar to the ones used to help create Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana's animated  "Avatar" characters.

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Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' video - What's the verdict?
February 28th, 2011
05:14 PM ET

Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' video - What's the verdict?

The egg/incubator that carried Lady Gaga as she arrived to the Grammys? Oh, that was only the beginning.

The pop star stretched the rebirth concept even further with her video for “Born This Way,” which premiered Monday. Between the unicorn, the outer-space, kaleidoscopic birthing scenes and that giant pink ponytail juxtaposed against skeleton makeup a la model Rick Genest (also known as Zombie Boy, who appears alongside Gaga in the video), it’s understandable that the reaction has swung from positive to negative and every bit of confused in between.

The just over seven-minutes long clip, which Gaga directed with fashion photographer Nick Knight and choreographer Laurieann Gibson, has got a lot to take in.

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David Beckham unveils Jesus tattoo
February 28th, 2011
03:58 PM ET

David Beckham unveils Jesus tattoo

Soccer star David Beckham has a heavenly new tattoo: an image of Jesus on his chest.

Beckham unveiled his three-month-old ink — courtesy of L.A. tattoo artist Mark Mahoney — on his Facebook page Saturday, with a video message explaining the meaning behind his body art.

"It’s Jesus being carried by three cherubs and obviously the cherubs are boys," he says, referring to sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz. "My thought of it is, at some point my boys are going to need to look after me and that’s what they’re doing in the picture.” FULL POST

Michelle Rodriguez on aliens: They'd be smart, loving
February 28th, 2011
02:37 PM ET

Michelle Rodriguez on aliens: They'd be smart, loving

Those alien-invasion scenes may not have seemed that far-fetched for "Battle: Los Angeles" star Michelle Rodriguez. The actress told CNN she believes there really is life out there.

"I have my own little theory about aliens," said Rodriguez, who plays an Air Force tech sergeant trying to save the people of California. "I just believe that an alien creature, if it did exist, would have to resonate at a higher frequency [and would] therefore not have that human psychological need to destroy and dominate so much."

The former "Lost" star also believes ETs have more of a softer side than humans.

"I would think that they would be just smarter than us and a little bit more slick and full of love and light," said Rodriguez, whose out-of-this-world movie lands in theaters March 11. "We're kind of at the bottom of the food chain as far as evolution goes. If there were...aliens, I think they would be a little bit slicker than us. "

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Aron Ralston talks '127 Hours,' James Franco's oddball projects
February 28th, 2011
12:21 PM ET

Aron Ralston talks '127 Hours,' James Franco's oddball projects

With his Academy Awards-hosting gig now complete, James Franco can finally focus on all those other oddball projects he has in the pipeline, like teaching a college course about himself, producing a college musical and developing a "Three's Company" play and movie.

While some may find the Oscar nominee's recent career choices unusual, they make perfect sense to Aron Ralston, the man Franco portrayed in director Danny Boyle's "127 Hours."

"He's so impassioned with his artistry, and the strangeness of all of [the projects] just tells me it's very authentic to him," Ralston tells CNN of the Oscars host.  "It's all very genuine expression. He's not doing it for attention or acclaim or money or fame. I don't think at all that it's some Joaquin Phoenix, like, 'I'm going to do a story about a hoax of my life as an act of performance.'"

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Rihanna and Ciara go to battle in Twitter feud
February 28th, 2011
12:15 PM ET

Rihanna and Ciara go to battle in Twitter feud

Following a brief war of words on Twitter, singers Rihanna and Ciara are finally back in sync.

The feud between the one-named wonders kicked off on February 25, when Ciara told Joan Rivers on E!'s "Fashion Police" that a past run-in with Rihanna had hit something of a sour note. "I ran into her recently at a party. She wasn't the nicest," Ciara said. "It's crazy, because I've always loved and respected what she's done in fashion. It wasn't the most pleasant run-in."

That didn't sit well with Rihanna, who tweeted that night, "My bad ci, did I 4get to tip u? #howrudeofme."

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