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Chris Pratt says wife Anna Faris was comfortable with his Passengers sex scene with Jennifer Lawrence.

The 37-year-old actor revealed how he and Faris navigated the potential awkwardness of the intimate scene while appearing on Tuesday's episode of Sway in the Morning.

"[Anna] came to the set a couple times. She was doing her show Mom back in L.A., and so she and [our son] Jack would come to the set and hang out, and Jen and Anna got along really well," Pratt shared.

"We have an understanding of what we do for a living, and I think that if I was married to somebody who was, like, a schoolteacher or a different job, maybe it'd be a little harder for them to comprehend what exactly goes down or the sacrifices you have to make," he said.

Pratt himself was in a similar situation when Faris filmed a sex scene with Captain America star Chris Evans for the 2011 movie What's Your Number?. The actor said Evans put him at ease by making an effort to get to know him and hang out.

"Immediately any weirdness that was there disappeared, and I felt like the same thing happened with Jen and Anna," he said. "Jen was like, 'Hey man,' and gave her this nice Dior handbag and called her and texted her and appeared on her podcast and stuff. It's like you just have to make an effort to un-weird the situation."

Pratt and Faris married in 2009, and welcomed their son Jack in 2012. The actress admitted on her podcast last week that speculation about Pratt and Lawrence's relationship initially bothered her.

"I take pride in how great my relationship is with Chris, but having said that, of course, in this crazy world where he's off doing movies and I'm in L.A. raising our child, of course I'm going to feel vulnerable, like any normal human would," she confessed. "It made me feel incredibly insecure."

Passengers opens in theaters Dec. 21. I think I might see that.

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Steve


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Grammy nominations 2017: Beyonce leads the pack
Beyoncé leads the pack of 2017 Grammy Award nominees, which The Recording Academy announced in a press release Tuesday.

The 35-year-old American singer is up for nine awards, including Best Music Film for "Formation," and will compete with British songstress Adele for three top honors, Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year.

Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West follow with eight nominations each, including Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for Rihanna and Drake for their single "Work." Chance the Rapper is up for seven awards, with Adele and Twenty One Pilots nominated for five each.

"Just as we see emerging musicians experimenting, we're also seeing established artists resisting what's expected of them and, instead, embracing the creative freedom they've been afforded through their success, blurring the lines between music's mainstream and artistic edge," The Recording Academy president Neil Portnow said.

The 59th Grammy Awards will take place Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The broadcast will begin 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

Beyoncé is a 20-time Grammy Award winner who last won Best R&B Song, Best R&B Performance and Best Surround Sound Album at the 2015 ceremony. She released her sixth studio album, Lemonade, in April.


LOOSE LIPS:
"I don't feel beautiful a lot but I feel sexy a lot. I think lots of things are sexy and I think confidence is sexy and I've never been short on that."
--Chelsea Handler, on feeling confident, in this week's issue of PEOPLE


??? Guess Who ???

Which Oscar nominated actor got a tattoo designed by Leonardo DiCaprio after losing a bet?



'Major League' actress Margaret Whitton dies at age 67
Margaret Whitton, best known for playing Cleveland Indians owner Rachel Phelps in two Major League films, died Sunday at her home in Palm Beach, Fla. of cancer. She was 67 years old.

The actress and producer started out as stage performer and appeared on Broadway in 1983's Steaming and participating at the Public Theater in shows like Aunt Dan and Lemon and The Merry Wives of Windsor.

In addition to Major League and Major League II, her film credits include The Secret of My Success, 9-1/2 Weeks and Man Without A Face.

She switched from acting to directing later in her career and directed several plays and a film A Bird of the Air which was released in 2011.

She is survived by husband Warren Spector, her sisters, Suzy Liss and Mary Beth Whitton, and her brothers, James and John Whitton.


Van Williams, 'Green Hornet' star dies at 82
Van Williams, the actor best known for his role as the Green Hornet, has died at the age of 82 on Nov. 28.

"He had a wonderful, caring, and kind heart," his wife Vicki Williams said in a statement to Variety announcing his death.

"He was a wonderful husband, he was a fabulous father, and a devoted grandfather," she continued.

Williams died due to kidney failure at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz. Vicki also mentioned that the television star only had one kidney since he was 25.

Williams famously portrayed crimefighter The Green Hornet and his newspaper editor alter ego Britt Reid on the memorable but short lived 1966 series The Green Hornet alongside Bruce Lee as his highly-skilled partner Kato.

Based on a radio serial from the 1930's, The Green Hornet would be adapted into a film in 2011 starring Seth Rogen and Jay Chou. Williams did not have a cameo in the film as he "wanted nothing to do with that movie," according to his wife.

Williams got his start in acting in 1959 as Ken Madison in Bourbon Street Beat. He would play the character again in another series Surfside 6.

He also made appearances in shows such as The Beverly Hillbillies, The Dick Van Dyke Show and Westwind before retiring from acting and becoming a reserve deputy sheriff and a volunteer fire fighter at the Malibu station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Williams is also survived by his three children Nina, Tia and Britt and five grandchildren.


Peter Vaughan of 'Game of Thrones' dead at 93
Game of Thrones actor Peter Vaughan died Tuesday at age 93.

The British star's agent, Sally Long-Innes, told the BBC in a statement that Vaughan "passed away at approximately 10:30 this morning. He died peacefully with his family around him."

Vaughan started his film career in the 1950s, and landed his first starring role in the 1964 movie Smokescreen. He later appeared in such films as Straw Dogs (1971), The Remains of the Day (1993) and The Crucible (1996).

Vaughan was also known for playing Harry Grout on the BBC One sitcom Porridge in the 1970s. He more recently portrayed Maester Aemon on the first five seasons of the HBO drama Game of Thrones.

"It's been an absolute privilege to have worked on it for the past five years at my time of life because it's absolutely first class," the actor said of Game of Thrones in an interview with the Sunday Post in June 2015.

"It's just grown and grown and once you're hooked, that's it," he added of the show's popularity. "People like the fact that no character is ever totally safe."

Game of Thrones co-executive producer Bryan Cogman was among those to mourn Vaughan's death on social media. The actor is survived by Lillias Walker, his second wife, and stepdaughter Victoria Burton.

"Rest in Peace to our own Maester Aemon, Peter Vaughan, who passed away this morning at age 93. Truly an honor to have known him," Cogman tweeted.


??? Guess Who ???

Which Oscar nominated actor got a tattoo designed by Leonardo DiCaprio after losing a bet?

Tom Hardy has revealed that he will be getting a new tattoo designed by Leonardo DiCaprio after he lost a bet to his Revenant costar.

According to the actor in a new interview with Esquire magazine, he bet DiCaprio that he would not score an Oscar nomination for his role as the villainous John Fitzgerald in The Revenant.

"He wrote, in this really [expletive] handwriting 'Leo knows everything,'" Hardy said of the tattoo he must get now.

""Ha! I was like, 'OK, I'll get it done, but you have to write it properly,'" he continued before explaining that he hasn't gotten the body art yet "Because it sucks."

Hardy had lost to Mark Rylance for his role in Bridge of Spies for the Academy Award for Best Actor while DiCaprio took home his first Oscar for his part in The Revenant.

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