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Gosling, out!

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"I moved down there because you could do anything you wanted."
On Saturday, Variety reported that Mark Wahlberg replaced Ryan Gosling in Peter Jackson‘s adaptation of the Alice Sebold bestseller "The Lovely Bones" a mere one day before shooting was scheduled to begin. Gosling had already gained 20 pounds and grown a beard for the role of the father of a young murdered girl, but exited due to "creative differences," with Wahlberg presumably coming in with all his prettiness intact. Page Six attempts to dig up the dirt today:

"Peter couldn’t stand Ryan," said one source. Though Variety reported that Gosling had "stepped down" and was replaced by Mark Wahlberg, our source said, "Ryan cut his own hair, and was fighting with wardrobe. He was so demanding . . . Peter booted him two days before filming started."

He cut his own hair! Gosling, you wicked diva. Alex Pappademas profiles the puppied-eyed actor with the impressive resume in GQ this month, and gets him talking about his childhood success on a "Star Search"-esque show, breaking up with Rachel McAdams, and even acting.

“People always say, ‘Go make the Fractures so you can make your Half Nelsons’,” Gosling says. “And the truth is, I got way more opportunities out of Half Nelson than I did out of Fracture.
I’ve always been surprised at how many opportunities I’ve gotten out of
the things I really believed in, versus the things I thought I should be doing.

“I’ve had actors that I really respect tell me, ‘You’ve gotta
surf-and-turf it in this town. One for them and one for you.’ That’s
not true. It’s really three for them and one for you. And not only
that—if you do three for them, you’ve set a precedent. Any way you
point yourself is where you’re gonna go. If you point yourself in that
direction, it’s hard to ever come back.”

Our question is, was "The Lovely Bones" meant to be a "Fracture" or a "Half Nelson"?

+ Wahlberg steps into ‘Bones’ (Variety)
+ LAST-MINUTE AX (NY Post)
+ THE LONER (GQ)

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at IFC.com

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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GIFs via Giphy, Photos via The Everett Collection

It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.



Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…