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Elizabeth Banks Calls Sex A “Horrifyingly Embarrassing Act”

“Well, it’s a fairly ridiculous act. I mean, let’s be honest: It’s a very primal thing that you’re doing and it involves, you know—it’s what they call bumping uglies, which sort of puts it in the right place. It’s a horrifyingly embarrassing act. It’s the most vulnerable you can be as a person, I think. … Yeah, can’t wait for my kid to see [my sex scene in "The 40 Year Old Virgin"]! Um, no. But I am never embarrassed by something that makes people laugh. I knew that girl. She’s a good-time girl who lives in the Valley — who works in the bookstore — and goes to community college on the side, and is really into funky stuff in the bedroom. Her entire outlook on life made perfect sense to me.”

Elizabeth Banks, who has been in some of the awkwardest sex scenes of all time, talks to GQ about why sex is funny on screen, and why she’s always willing to go there in movies. And she’s got a good point. It’s like when you start saying your name over and over again slowly and it begins to sound like nonsense. When you stop to think about what sex is, and how obsessed we are all with it, it sounds pretty ridiculous. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Elizabeth Banks And Chelsea Handler Get Mistaken For Each Other Often

On Monday, Chelsea Handler tweeted, “Elizabeth Banks is on tonight’s show, so all my dreams have come true; I can now say I’ve interviewed myself.” Sure they do look a bit alike in that both-have-shoulder-length-blonde-hair-and-angular-faces way, but apparently people confuse them all the time? In last night’s interview, Chelsea divulged that the comparison isn’t always flattering. Chelsea explained, “People always say they look alike, but Chelsea is obviously much later. Meanwhile, we’re the same age.” Elizabeth shared that it goes both ways for her too. “I was sitting in Toronto and a guy walked up to me and said, ‘My girlfriend loves you. She would die if I got your autograph.’ I was like, ‘Sweet. Cool.’ He said, ‘I just love your books, My Horizontal Life.’ I was like, ‘Oh, he thinks he’s meeting Chelsea Handler.’ I couldn’t ruin it for him. He asked, ‘What are you doing in town?’ So I said, ‘I’m on a book tour.’ Just being Chelsea, drinking my vodka.” [LA Times] Keep reading »

Elizabeth Banks On The Over-The-Top Female Comedy She Wrote Before “Bridesmaids”

“The studio execs were like, ‘People don’t want to see girls [in the bathroom].’ And I was like, ‘I’m writing from experience! You go to a club and you have to wait in a huge line, so people double up. And, yes, you think you’re only going to take a little pee, but sometimes some poops come out.’ We never got the pooping scene as right as they got it in ‘Bridesmaids.’”

—Elizabeth Banks talks to New York about trying to sell a female comedy she wrote called “What About Barb?” in the days before “Bridesmaids.” Interestingly, the movie had a very similar plot—a bride is forced to make a crazy cousin her maid of honor—and a similar scene. Yeah, it never got made. [NY Mag] Keep reading »

“The Hunger Games”: Who’s Been Cast Already & Who We’d Like To See Cast Next!

This weekend, I finished Mockingjay, the third and final book in The Hunger Games trilogy. I had to put the book down multiple times so I could cry and then, at the end, I cried again because it was all over and I couldn’t go back in time to when I hadn’t read them yet and start all over. What a great series. Seriously, if you haven’t read them, DO, and before the movie version of the first book comes out.

Speaking of, casting decisions for the film are readily being made…
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Elizabeth Banks Almost Makes Me Want To Be A Surrogate

“I have been very fortunate in life both professionally and personally … The one true hurdle I’ve faced in life is that I have a broken belly. After years of trying to get pregnant, exploring the range of fertility treatments, all unsuccessful, our journey led us to gestational surrogacy … From that came two miracles. The first was meeting our carrier and her husband who were truly humbling in their decency and generosity. And the second miracle was the birth of our baby boy, Felix Handelman. Felix means ‘happy’ and ‘lucky’ in Latin. And true to his name, Felix is a very happy baby and a blessing on our life.”

Elizabeth Banks announcing the birth of her son. This is a lovely statement. Just lovely. I might have just teared up. Please don’t tell anyone. Congrats to Elizabeth and her husband. [People] Keep reading »

Quickies: Elizabeth Banks Has A Baby Boy & Check Out Amber Rose’s Nipple Rings

Who Is Elizabeth Banks?
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The "30 Rock" star is both beautiful AND funny. Read More »
  • “30 Rock”‘s Elizabeth Banks has welcomed a son, Felix, via a surrogate. [Oh No They Didn't!]
  • Barry Bonds’ former mistress, Kimberly Bell, told a jury the baseball player threatened to cut off her head, cut out her breast implants, and burn her house down after he began using steroids. Yikes. Bonds is currently on trial for perjury. Don’t do drugs, kids! [L.A. Times]
  • Wendy Williams, Kirstie Alley and Cheryl Burke reportedly snubbed Chris Brown backstage at “Dancing With The Stars.” [PopEater]

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Elizabeth Banks To Play Tinkerbell

Tinkerbell first appeared in a 1920s silent film adaptation of the classic “Peter Pan” and since then this famous fairy has taken on many different incarnations. Now the little ball of glitter is getting her own movie. Elizabeth Banks will be putting on the wings for a live-action romantic comedy, “Tink,” centered on the rascally fairy. Little is known about the project, except that it is being made by the production company Banks shares with her husband and that the film will show off the fairy’s “mischievous nature.” Sure, this could be the usual cornball rom-com fare. Or it could be something way better—and given Banks’ natural cleverness and Tinkerbell-perfect looks, I’m thinking it could be good. So do you think Banks’ Tinkerbell project will take off, or have its wings clipped? [SlashFilm] Keep reading »

Who Is Elizabeth Banks, Anyway?

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With several movies out in the past year, and a few about the hit the big screen in time for the holiday rush, Elizabeth Banks is finally getting the attention she deserves. Over the years she’s had a bunch of smaller roles in movies such as “Spiderman”, “Catch Me If You Can”, and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” as well as several roles on TV. But who is this familiar face?Here’s some of the dirt I’ve dug up on her…although she seems to be pretty squeaky clean! Keep reading »

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