10 Celebrities We Suspect Might Be Clones


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AMC Networks is cloning the season 3 premiere of Orphan Black and airing it across all of it U.S. Networks – IFC, AMC, WE tv, SundanceTV and BBC America on Sat, April 18 9p.

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from Orphan Black, it’s that clones could be among us and we’d never know. In fact, these stars might be made from somebody else’s genetic material.

1. Will Ferrell & Chad Smith

The former SNL star has been noted to look almost exactly like Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith. Although Chad probably hears “Hey, are you Will Ferrell?” more than Will gets asked about what Flea is like to work with.

2. Selena Gomez & Lucy Hale

Former Disney star Gomez bears an almost terrifying resemblance to Pretty Little Liars actress Lucy Hale, and the pair actually do have a bit of a rivalry. At least according to some tweens we overheard gossiping in the Starbucks the other day.
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3. Brad Paisley & Jeff Gordon

Mega-popular country star Paisley looks so much like NASCAR hero Jeff Gordon, the pair even made a video together. A NASCAR guy likes country music?? Who knew??

4. Amy Adams & Isla Fisher

Redheaded beauty Amy Adams looks so much like redheaded beauty Isla Fisher that people wonder if they were separated at birth. Clearly they need to star in The Ginger Snaps, a comedy about a pair of twin redheaded pop singers that we just greenlit in our mind.
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5. Hilary Swank & Jennifer Garner

Speculation that Hilary Swank and Alias actress Jennifer Garner are related have dogged the pair throughout their careers. Maybe Ben Affleck is married to both of them! Now there’s your Gone Girl sequel.
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6. Zachary Quinto & Eli Roth

The modern day Mr. Spock bears a serious resemblance to Hostel director and Quentin Tarantino chum Eli Roth. Perhaps Roth should grow a goatee and play the evil Mirror Universe Spock in the next Star Trek movie.
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7. Elijah Wood & Mischa Barton

Let’s do a gender-flipped clone for a change. Ever notice how much former Hobbit Elijah Wood looks like The O.C. star Mischa Barton? What? This is the sort of thing you think about during late-night ice cream and O.C. binges.
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8. Weird Al Yankovic & Kenny G

The master of parody music bears a fairly significant resemblance to smooth sax punchline Kenny G, don’t you think? It’s time for the duo to team up for the worst’s first accordion/sax album.
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9. Javier Bardem & Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Long-time Grey’s Anatomy star Jeffrey Dean Morgan often gets mistaken on the street for Javier Bardem, but that doesn’t mean he gets to make out with Penelope Cruz. Sorry, friend-o. Hey, at least our aunt thinks you’re hunky.
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10. Katy Perry & Zooey Deschanel

A slight glitch in the cloning matrix could explain the tiny differences between Katy Perry and her doppelganger Zooey Deschanel. Physically, that is. Once either opens their mouth, the resemblances stop right there.
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Weird Roles

Anthony Michael Hall’s Most Rotten Movies

Catch Anthony Michael Hall in Weird Science on Friday at 8P on IFC.

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Anthony Michael Hall was the quintessential ’80s nerd. We love him in classics like The Breakfast Club and National Lampoon’s Vacation. But even the brainiest among us has his weak spots. In honor of Weird Science airing this Rotten Friday, we analyze Hall’s worst movies.

Weird Science (1985) 56%

A low point for John Hughes, Weird Science is way too wacky for its own good. Anthony Michael Hall’s Gary and his pal Wyatt (Ilan Mitchell-Smith) create the “perfect woman.” Supernatural chaos ensues. The film costars a young Bill Paxton, floppy disks, and a general disconnect from all reality.

The Caveman’s Valentine (2001) 46%

This ambitious drama starring Samuel L. Jackson couldn’t live up to its rich premise. Jackson plays Romulus, a Juilliard-educated, paranoid schizophrenic who lives in a cave. Hall co-stars as Bob, a rich man, who wants to see Romulus play the piano. The plot centers around Romulus investigating a murder, but with so much going on, the movie never quite finds its rhythm.

All About the Benjamins (2002) 30%

Ice Cube plays a bounty hunter who teams up with Mike Epps’ con man to catch diamond thieves. Hall plays Lil J, a small-time drug dealer. It’s definitely a role we’ve never seen Hall in, but overall the movie isn’t funny or original enough to justify its violence.

Freddy Got Fingered (2001) 11%

This showcase for Tom Green’s goofy gross-out comedy is often hailed as one of the worst films of all time. Green plays Gord, a 20-something slacker, who dreams of having his own animated series. Hall is Dave Davidson, a CEO of an animation studio who eventually helps Gord find success. Too bad Tom Green wasn’t so lucky.

Johnny Be Good (1988) 0%

Hall plays against type as Johnny Walker, a star quarterback. Robert Downey Jr. is his best friend and Uma Thurman plays his devoted girlfriend. Despite the support of a future A-list cast, the movie lacks central conflict and charm. Or, as TV Guide put it, “Johnny be worthless.” Ouch.

Catch the “Too Rotten to Miss” Weird Science this Friday at 8P on IFC.

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Binge Fest

Portlandia Season 6 Now Available On DVD

The perfect addition to your locally-sourced, artisanal DVD collection.

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End of summer got you feeling like:

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Ease into fall with Portlandia‘s sixth season. Relive the latest exploits of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s cast of characters, including Doug and Claire’s poignant breakup, Lance’s foray into intellectual society, and the terrifying rampage of a tsukemen Noodle Monster! Plus, guest stars The Flaming Lips, Glenn Danzig, Louis C.K., Kevin Corrigan, Zoë Kravitz, and more stop by to experience what Portlandia is all about.

Pick up a copy of the DVD today, or watch full episodes and series extras now on IFC.com and the IFC app.

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Byrning Down the House

Everything You Need to Know About the Film That Inspired “Final Transmission”

Documentary Now! pays tribute to "Stop Making Sense" this Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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This week Documentary Now! is with the band. For everyone who’s ever wanted to be a roadie without leaving the couch, “Final Transmission” pulls back the curtain on experimental rock group Test Pattern’s final concert. Before you tune in Wednesday at 10P on IFC, plug your amp into this guide for Stop Making Sense, the acclaimed 1984 Talking Heads concert documentary.

Put on Your Dancing Shoes

Hailed as one of the best concert films ever created, director Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs) captured the energy and eccentricities of a band known for pushing the limits of music and performance.

Make an Entrance

Lead singer David Byrne treats the concert like a story: He enters an empty stage with a boom box and sings the first song on the setlist solo, then welcomes the other members of the group to the stage one song at a time.

Steal the Spotlight

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Always a physical performer, Byrne infuses the stage and the film with contagious joy — jogging in place, dancing with lamps, and generally carrying the show’s high energy on his shoulders.

Suit Yourself

Byrne makes a splash in his “big suit,” a boxy business suit that grows with each song until he looks like a boy who raided his father’s closet. Don’t overthink it; on the DVD, the singer explains, “Music is very physical, and often the body understands it before the head.”

View from the Front Row

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Demme (who also helmed 1987’s Swimming to Cambodia, the inspiration for this season’s Documentary Now! episode “Parker Gail’s Location is Everything”) films the show by putting viewers in the audience’s shoes. The camera rarely shows the crowd and never cuts to interviews or talking heads — except the ones onstage.

Let’s Get Digital

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Stop Making Sense isn’t just a good time — it’s also the first rock movie to be recorded entirely using digital audio techniques. The sound holds up more than 30 years later.

Out of Pocket

Talk about investing in your art: Talking Heads drummer Chris Frantz told Rolling Stone that the members of the band “basically put [their] life savings” into the movie, and they didn’t regret it.

Catch Documentary Now!’s tribute to Stop Making Sense when “Final Transmission” premieres Wednesday, October 12 at 10P on IFC.

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