Babies Before Marriage: The New Norm in Hollywood (PHOTOS)

First comes baby, then comes marriage? That’s certainly the case for many of today’s hottest Hollywood couples.

Indeed, everyone from Jessica Simpson to Kourtney and Kim Kardashian are putting family first, opting to have a kid or two before deciding when to actually walk down the aisle, if ever.

Of course, the concept of having babies before marriage isn’t entirely foreign. Just look at Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who over the years have given birth to and adopted enough kids to fill Noah’s Arc — and they still haven’t set an official date (that we know of).

Still, the trend has certainly grown into something relatively common and substantial — enough to suggest that certain social norms and traditions may ultimately be a thing of the past.

Who else is putting family first, and marriage second?

Click through the gallery, above, to see a list of celebrities who just gave birth — or are about to pop — without putting a ring on it first.

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2012 Year in Review: Biggest Surprises At the Movies (PHOTOS)

For 2013, Hollywood has its work cut out for it.

2012 gave us the first-ever Marvel superhero team-up movie, the final Twilight film, the biggest James Bond movie ever and an unprecedented amount of Channing Tatum.

This year’s embarrassment of riches set the bar very high for movie fans. So before the new year tries to “out movie” the current one, Celebuzz looks back at seven of 2012’s biggest surprises – both pleasant and not-so-much – at the movies.

This feature is not a sequel to our most memorable movie moments – which you can read here. It’s rather a general look back/taking inventory of the year that was.

Now less reading, more…reading. But with pictures!

What surprised you at the movies this year? Sound off in the comments below.

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Matthew McConaughey, Camila Alves Welcome Baby Girl

UPDATE 8:42 P.M. PST: Matthew McConaughey took to social media Saturday to officially announce to his fans the gender and name of his newborn: “Camila (@iamcamilaalves) gave birth to our third child yesterday morning. Our son, Livingston Alves McConaughey was born at 7:43am on 12.28.12,” he wrote on his Whosay page. “He greeted the world at 9lbs. and 21 inches. Bless up and thank you for your well wishes. Happy New year, and just keep livin, Camila and Matthew McConaughey.”

Matthew McConaughey’s wife Camila Alves has given birth to the couple’s third child.

The Brazilian model delivered a baby girl at a hospital in Austin, Texas, on Friday morning, TMZ reports.

The Magic Mikestar was with his wife when she delivered the child — the couple has two other children Levi, 4, and Vida, 2.

McConaughey announced he and his wife were expecting their third child two weeks after they got married on June 10.

He tweeted: “Happy birthday America, more good news, Camila and I are expecting our 3rd child.”

Together since 2006 after meeting in a Los Angeles bar, the popular actor and the model got engaged on Christmas Day, 2011.

Their colorful wedding saw them set up a makeshift campground on their Austin property where they invited friends and family to join in with the celebrations.

The 6 foot tall heartthrob has caused alarm over recent months after losing 38 pounds to weigh in at 143 pounds to play real life AIDS patient Ron Woodroof in The Dallas Buyer’s Club.

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2012 Year in Review: The 20 Biggest Weddings, Breakups and Makeups

Just like the rest of the world, love makes the Hollywood go round.

This year had no shortage of romance among the stars. From Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel saying “I do” under the stars in Southern Italy, to Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively secretly getting hitched on a sprawling Southern plantation, many buzzed-about celebrity couples found their happily-ever-after in 2012.

Even some of the industry’s most beloved golden girls turned bridal. Natalie Portman tied the knot with her Benjamin Millepied in a traditional Jewish ceremony in Big Sur, Calif., where Anne Hathaway also walked down the aisle at sunset to wed Adam Shulman.

Drew Barrymore vowed for forever with Will Kopleman at her Montecito, Calif. estate, while Carey Mulligan took the plunge with Mumford & Sons musician Marcus Mumford in the countryside of Somerset, England.

But wedded bliss didn’t bless everyone, with many longtime lovers calling it quits in 2012. After almost seven years of marriage, Heidi Klum and Seal announced their separation in January before officially filing for divorce three months later.

Parting ways after five wedded years, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes — long labeled Tomkat — reached a surprisingly speedy divorce settlement after just 11 days in July, with the actress receiving primary custody of the couple’s six-year-old daughter, Suri.

But not all of Hollywood’s bitter breakups stuck. Back in July, Kristen Stewart was infamously snapped smooching her married Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, seemingly ruining her three-year relationship with Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson. But Twihard broken hearts were soon on the mend, as Stewart and Pattinson were spotted canoodling in Los Angeles, Calif., in October.

Now, as the countdown begins to 2013, look back at this year’s biggest weddings, breakups and makeups.

Which wedding took the cake? What split was most shocking? And which makeups were meant to be? Share your thoughts in comments below.

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Matthew McConaughey Wears a Stetson and a Smile on the Set of ‘The Dallas Buyers Club’ (PHOTOS)

Even as Matthew McConaughey continues to lose weight for his role in The Dallas Buyers Club, he’s always wearing that trademark smile — along with his cowboy hat and boots.

The Hollywood hunk, who shocked the world with his dramatically thin frame since losing nearly 40 pounds to play AIDS patient Ron Woodroof in the film, admitted to having “35 percent less energy” in a recent interview. But he’s not letting it get him down, as he’s hard at work — and taking photos with fans — on the New Orleans set, and Celebuzz has all the photos.

The 43-year-old told HitFix about how the drastic drop in weight is affecting his lifestyle:”I feel good now,” he admitted. “Overall, [I] probably got 35 percent less energy. But the tough part is there have been plateaus. Getting past 170 was really hard, but then once you get 167, the next seven come off easy. Getting past 160, really hard, but then you fly down to 150. Getting past 150 was really hard and then, bam!”

Celebuzz recently spoke with nutritionist Lisa De Fazio who explained how this type of rapid weight loss could be dangerous if not monitored appropriately.

“The harmful consequences of this type of rapid starvation weight loss are muscle wasting, hair loss, anemia, strain on the heart and other organs, dehydration and possible heart attack,” she explained. “In my opinion he looks too thin for his height and appears unhealthy. I know it is for a movie, however, I hope his medical team are monitoring him closely.”

But McConaughey isn’t the only one transforming his movie star good looks for the sake of the film’s authenticity.

30 Second to Mars frontman Jared Leto has also been slimming down for his role in the feature film as a cross-dressing, transsexual woman with HIV during the height of the AIDS epidemic in 1986.

“Your body goes through weird stages,” the 40-year-old star previously told Vulture.

Click through the gallery above to see how aged McConaughey looks. How many years do you think he has added on? Let us know in the comments below.

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Joaquin Phoenix and Matthew McConaughey: Favorite Male Movie Performances (PHOTOS)

Transformation is always a common quality that great actors seem to share, but in 2012, the one that seemed to dominate the year’s best performances was reinvention.

While Matthew McConaughey revived his career with a series of terrific – and different — turns in movies big and small, his Magic Mike co-star Channing Tatum proved that he could hold his own not just as a heartthrob, but as a bona fide actor.

Meanwhile, even the famously gifted Leonardo DiCaprio showed a different side of himself, having a bit of fun as a gloriously cruel plantation owner in Django Unchained, even as The Master‘s Joaquin Phoenix reminded viewers that he doesn’t simply play his characters, he becomes them.

Celebuzz has assembled a shortlist of the year’s best male performances, taking into account not just great acting, but the context of their work – what they’ve done in the past – and where they’re doing it.

Which is why Michael Sheen’s over-the-top turn as Aro in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 stands side by side with Phoenix and DiCaprio’s work: the gifted English actor gave such a flourish to his role that it stood out even more.

Then of course there’s the dark horses, those off-the-radar turns that earned accolades in critical circles but skirted mainstream attention because of subject matter that was simply too sophisticated for most.

Who made the list? Check out Celebuzz’ gallery of Favorite Male Performances above, and then below the trailer for Django Unchained, let us know whose acting impressed you the most. Or even better, who you think should have made this list that didn’t!

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Colin Farrell’s ‘Total Recall,’ Matthew McConaughey’s ‘Killer Joe’ and Spike Lee’s ‘Red Hook Summer’ Hit HD (VIDEO)

As Christmas Day rapidly approaches, the studios race to make high-profile titles available for consumers so, if nothing else, they have some stuff to watch while all of the stores are closed. But this week offers a selection of titles which, unfortunately, aren’t altogether great gift ideas, if only because watching most of them once is one time too many, and owning them seems absolutely silly.

Nevertheless, we’ve assembled the cream of the crop, looking not only at Tuesday’s list of titles, but the films that distributors will release on Friday, in anticipation for a last-minute push from folks as irresponsible as, well, yours truly when it comes to holiday gifts.

Killer Joe (Lionsgate)

The One-Liner: Matthew McConaughey blows away his co-stars – in some cases literally – in this pitch-black tale of white-trash deceit, directed by The French Connection filmmaker William Friedkin.

Picture Perfect? A terrific transfer sufficiently preserves Friedkin’s filthily saturated images, perfectly creating a cohesive universe for his characters to unleash their worst impulses.

What Else Is There? A commentary track by Friedkin offers numerous insights into the creation of the film, while a collection of featurettes from the film’s screening at South By Southwest offers viewers comments from the cast and crew.

How Badly Do I Want It? “Enjoyment” of the film comes down to how much you are into watching bad people do terrible things to one another, but in a year when McConaughey seemingly couldn’t be stopped, this is one of his most remarkable performances.

Pitch Perfect (Universal Studios Home Entertainment)

The One-Liner: A seemingly featherweight musical movie starring powerhouse actress Anna Kendrick, this odd little movie chugged along when it was in theaters months ago, and comes home for folks to learn its songs and share in some big-screen Glee-style fun.

Picture Perfect? As always, Universal does a wonderful job of bringing the film’s big-screen presentation home, offering colorful, vivid imagery that perfectly suits its semi-music-video aesthetic.

What Else Is There? Two audio commentaries, deleted scenes, and the infamous line-o-rama expand this disc’s content significantly, offering what probably amounts to more than enough for a film that’s fun, but hardly demanding of substantial exploration.

How Badly Do I Want It? This is a film you might want to watch multiple times, and the Blu-ray offers a good value for your dollar with lots to view even after finishing the film.

Red Hook Summer (Image Entertainment)

The One-Liner: Spike Lee makes a remarkable return to form with this searing, intimate tale of a young man’s relationship with his uncle during a hot summer in New York.

Picture Perfect? Lee’s always been a terrific visual stylist, and the film is no different – and the Blu-ray does a great job preserving the saturated but naturalistic approach the filmmaker takes with the material.

What Else Is There? An audio commentary gives Lee a platform to discuss the film’s unique choices, in particular its unexpected third act, while a featurette offers some extra insights into the film’s creation.

How Badly Do I Want It? Lee’s been unfortunately uneven as a filmmaker in the last several years, but it’s a must-see if you’re a fan of his, so definitely make sure you rent it.

Total Recall (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)

The One-Liner: Len Wiseman’s remake of the Paul Verhoeven original is decidedly a lackluster follow-up, but as featherweight summer entertainment is concerned, the film is mostly harmless fun.

Picture Perfect? SPHE’s transfer does an amazing job of maintaining vivid, clear image quality, ensuring a great viewing experience even on the small screen.

What Else Is There? A commentary track by Wiseman dives into his ideas for fleshing out the remake, but a series of featurettes and interviews examines the technical and artistic challenges the filmmakers faced as they tried to turn Verhoven’s film into another futuristic adventure.

How Badly Do I Want It? Not necessarily a movie you would want to own or rewatch, but as a rental the bonus content will keep you busy for several days.

Trouble With the Curve (Warner Home Video)

The One-Liner: Clint Eastwood’s first starring role in decades in a film which he didn’t direct feels just as much like an Eastwood film as ever, while Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake act adorable as Eastwood’s daughter and the baseball scout who wins her heart.

Picture Perfect? Warner Home Video does a predictably good job creating a solid, bright HD transfer that ensures that Eastwood, Adams and Timberlake look beautiful on the small screen.

What Else Is There? Only two short featurettes, which is fine since the film doesn’t really demand much more.

How Badly Do I Want It? A hopelessly generic film at absolute best, Trouble With the Curve is worth a rental if you really like the folks in it, but otherwise it’s hardly engaging enough to hold your attention.

Watch the trailer for Total Recall below, and let us know which of these films you’ve seen — or want to — in the comments section!

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Oscar Ballots Mailed Out Today: 7 Under-the-Radar Performances That Deserve Nominations (PHOTOS)

Oscar ballots were mailed out to voters on Monday, which means that members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be scrambling over the next couple of weeks to catch up on every movie they might have missed this year.

Already, many of the top categories have been decided. (Yes, Anne Hathaway, you can start picking out your Oscar dress.)

But with the element of surprise always in play, Celebuzz thought today would be a good chance to plug some our favorite performances from 2012 — ones that may not otherwise catch Oscar’s attention.

Among our favorites: Matthew McConaughey in Magic Mike, which captivated audiences yet couldn’t even manage to get a Golden Globe nomination, and Judi Dench in Skyfall, which, c’mon, was totally the best performance in that movie. (Sorry, Javier Bardem.)

Check out these and other under-the-radar performances that deserve Oscar nominations in the gallery, above.

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Jared Leto Shows Dramatic Weight Loss Under White Robe and Hair Net While Filming in New Orleans (PHOTOS)

More shockingly skinny photos have surfaced of Jared Leto’s weight loss for his upcoming role in The Dallas Buyer’s Club.

Covering up his frail figure with a white robe, the actor’s slender face — emphasized by his hair taut back in a net — says it all, as he filmed in New Orleans on Wednesday.

“Your body goes through weird stages,” the 40-year-old star previously told Vulture about fasting for his role as Rayon, a cross-dressing, transsexual woman with HIV during the height of the AIDS epidemic in 1986.

“Sometimes it’s hard to hold onto water, for me it’s not about the most weight I can lose, it’s more to represent the character.”

The 30 Seconds To Mars singer isn’t the only one slimming down for this upcoming feature – his co-star Matthew McConaughey has also been appearing gaunt as of late.

The husband of Camila Alves, 43, has been barely recognizable – shedding the pounds to portray a homophobic drug abuser by the name of Ron Woodroof, a character based off a real man who was diagnosed with AIDS.

Click through the gallery above to see more of Leto’s thinner frame, and let us know what you think in the comments below.

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New York Film Critics Honor ‘Magic Mike’, New ‘Man of Steel’ Poster Debuts

Superman in handcuffs? Superman in handcuffs. That’s the stark, “not your father’s Superman” image that graced Monday’s new poster for Man of Steel. Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot, produced by Christopher Nolan, is gunning for a very Dark Knight feel and the new poster only supports that. Click here to see the poster on the film’s Facebook page. [Facebook]

Awards season is officially in full swing. The New York Film Critics named Zero Dark Thirty Best Film of the year and Kathryn Bigelow as Best Director. Lincoln’s Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field walked home with awards fro Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, respectively. And Matthew McConaughey won Best Supporting Actor for his work in Magic Mike and Bernie. [NYFCC]

Pacific Rim director Guillermo Del Toro has settled on his next film, months before his current one is released. Del Toro will make the haunted house horror film Crimson Peak for Legendary Pictures, and Lucinda Coxon has been hired to rewrite the screenplay co-written by Del Toro and Matthew Robbins. Plot details are being kept under wraps. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Yes, Jack Reacher and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol producer David Ellison is attached to produce and finance the next Terminator movie. But no, that doesn’t mean his frequent collaborator Tom Cruise will appear in the film. Ellison’s Skydance Pictures will partner with his sister, Megan Ellison (Zero Dark Thirty) to bring the long-gestating fifth chapter in the Terminator series to the big screen. [Deadline]

Ted writer-director Seth MacFarlane has set western comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West as his next film. The Family Guy creator will direct and star in the film, co-written by Ted scribes Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild. Million Ways is said to be in the vein of Mel Brooks’ comedy, Blazing Saddles. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Which bit of movie news are you most excited about? Discuss below in the comments. And when you’re done checking out the Man of Steel poster, watch Celebuzz‘ behind-the-scenes footage of Superman in action!

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Jared Leto Fasting for His Role in ‘The Dallas Buyer’s Club’ and Shows Off Thinner Figure (PHOTOS)

The cast of The Dallas Buyer’s Club is disappearing before our eyes.

Celebuzz previously reported Matthew McConaughey’s stunning 50-pound weight loss and now his co-star, Hollywood hunk Jared Leto, is slimming down dramatically for his role as a transsexual woman in the film based on the life of Ron Woodroof, a Texas electrician who was diagnosed with AIDS in 1986 .

Photographer Terry Richardson posted pictures of the 30 Seconds from Mars frontman looking extremely gaunt on his blog and Twitter feed — and the 40-year-old even reveals to Vulture magazine he hasn’t eaten in a month!

“Your body goes through weird stages,” Leto said in the interview. “Sometimes it’s hard to hold on to water. But for me, it’s not about the most weight I can lose, it’s more to represent the character.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Leto will play “a flamboyant cross-dresser with HIV who helps Woodruff.” And this isn’t the first time the actor has taken extreme measures to transform his weight for his on-screen persona. In 2007, the self-professed vegan, gained 62 pounds to play the infamous murderer of John Lennon in the flick, Chapter 27 — and it came with dramatic consequences. Leto lost the weight so abruptly he was diagnosed with gout.

A barely recognizable McConaughey has sent shockwaves through Hollywood over the last few months since he’s shown the world his drastically thinner frame and revealed to HitFix right before filming began that he weighed 143 pounds, and that is where he would stay. In the interview, he revealed he has “35 percent less energy,” but that he “feels good.”

How did he lose the double-digit weight? McConaughey attributed it to cardio, but “90 percent is based on diet.” His diet has consisted of tea and a little protein.

But the actor, who’s known for his buff physique, is craving junk food. So what is the first thing he wants? A cheeseburger!

“As much as I want a cheeseburger on that day, I think it’ll be damn hard to eat it,” he confessed.

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