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Bad boys most attractive, happy guys not so much: UBC study:  Men who thought they might attract a mate with a happy friendly picture might want to consider updating their online profiles
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Bad boys most attractive, happy guys not so much: UBC study:  Men who thought they might attract a mate with a happy friendly picture might want to consider updating their online profiles

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Jeff Bridges and Penelope Cruz play Belle and the transformed prince from Beauty and the Beast in this shot entitled “Famed Is Thy Beauty” by Annie Leibovitz.  
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Jeff Bridges and Penelope Cruz play Belle and the transformed prince from Beauty and the Beast in this shot entitled “Famed Is Thy Beauty” by Annie Leibovitz.  

Check out the full gallery here.

Vancouver actors benefit from the Twilight effect

VANCOUVER — “It’s a little bit strange sometimes when you’re not expecting it,” 16-year-old Jodelle Ferland giggles. “You’re just walking down the street and somebody comes up to you and knows who you are.”

For the Vancouver-based, Nanaimo-born actress, playing Bree Tanner in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse has turned her into somewhat of a teenage celebrity.

Ferland is just one of many B.C.-based actors who have seen a boost in their profiles — and careers — thanks to the vampiric pop-culture phenomenon, which was filmed in B.C.

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Awkberg.

— Andy Sandberg describes the “first meeting” of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, and the actor, Jess Eisenberg, who provided an unflattering portrayal of him in the film “The Social Network”. Watch the video here.

If he was a movie star and he did not get in, that person should be fired, whoever refused to see him. I would have seen him. I would have known who he was. [If not] I certainly would have asked somebody: ‘Who is that guy?’

—ArtsClub Theatre artistic director Bill Millerd reacts to hearing about how his company missed the chance to hire Oscar nominated actor Colin Firth in the 1990s. Read more about Firth’s Vancouver days here

Artists perform in storefront windows as Vancouver’s Gastown becomes a stage for the city’s PuSH Festival. Produced over three weeks each January, the PuSh Festival presents groundbreaking work in the live performing arts.More photos.

Artists perform in storefront windows as Vancouver’s Gastown becomes a stage for the city’s PuSH Festival. Produced over three weeks each January, the PuSh Festival presents groundbreaking work in the live performing arts.

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The best of everything (arts only)

Vancouver Sun’s arts reporters list their top concerts, albums, movies, visual art, dance, theatre and books.

Music reporter Francois Marchand reviews the best concerts of 2010 and the top albums of 2010.

Arts reporter Kevin Griffin reviews the best visual arts of 2010 and the best dance of 2010.

Theatre critic Peter Birnie reviews the best theatre of 2010.

Books editor Tracy Sherlock reviews the top books of 2010 and the top Canadian books of 2010.

Movie critic Katherine Monk lists her top movies for 2010.

Tell us your favorite moments of 2010.

What do real ballerinas think of Black Swan?

What do real ballerinas think of Black Swan?