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The 10 Hottest On-Screen Priests in History, Ranked

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What is it about Catholic priests that fill us with thoughts that are anything but godly?

Is it that they're sexually unattainable? That their robes emphasize their shoulders? That they're obligated to listen to our problems? Whatever it is, the trope of the hot priest has become a cultural staple that can be found in myriad of books, movies, and TV shows. Here are 10 of the hottest priests to ever make it on-screen.

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We Need to Believe the Joss Whedon Allegations

The allegations of misconduct continue to pile up against the director

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Last July, Ray Fisher accused Justice League director Joss Whedon of "abusive and unprofessional behavior" while working on the films set back in 2017.

Now, more accusations have surfaced, with actor Charisma Carpenter saying Whedon's unprofessional antics dated all the way back to his work on Buffy, The Vampire Slayer back in the 1990s. "Joss Whedon abused his power on numerous occasions," Carpenter wrote in a lengthy statement. "Joss has a history of being casually cruel."

She went on in graphic detail to describe Whedon's abusive behavior towards Carpenter while she was pregnant on the set of Angel, at one point threatening to fire her merely because she was pregnant, and because of a rosary tattoo she got.

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Thanksgiving is destined to be uncomfortable this year.

If you are able to safely gather with loved ones, bitter conservative relatives are almost guaranteed to dampen the mood. Meanwhile, for those of us spending Turkey Day alone this year, it may be nice to escape to alternate TV universes, where the dysfunctions of Thanksgiving 2020 don't even hold a torch to the absurdity of Joey getting his head stuck in a raw turkey. Here are the worst TV Thanksgivings to help you feel better about yours.

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Commemorating Rutger Hauer and the Greatest Death Soliloquy in Film

Rutger Hauer's monologue from Blade Runner lives on as one of the best performances ever given.

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Beloved film actor Rutger Hauer has passed away at 75-years-old.

Rutger Hauer lives on through his iconic performances, most notably that of renegade android Roy Batty in Ridley Scott's 1982 sci-fi noir, Blade Runner.

Arguably one of the most sympathetic antagonists in movie history, Batty's lasting impact as a character largely hinges on his famous death soliloquy.

The setup is that Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) is a bounty hunter tasked with locating and killing "replicants"––androids who have gained human emotions and rebelled against their masters. Roy Batty is leader of a small band of killer replicants and, at last, Deckard has caught him. Deckard wounds Batty, but Batty knock him off the rooftop of a building. Then, just before Deckard falls to his death, Batty rescues him. As Deckard stares at his opponent in confusion, Batty delivers this monologue:

Blade Runner - Final scene, "Tears in Rain" Monologue (HD)

"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die."

Hauer's performance is absolutely flawless, but most people don't realize that he also changed the line completely.

In the original screenplay, the line was: "I've seen things… seen things you little people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion bright as magnesium… I rode on the back decks of a blinker and watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments… they'll be gone."

Hauer felt that the line was too much like "opera talk," so he cut the line apart the night before filming and added the concluding sentiment about "tears in rain."

The resulting performance portrays a character who, even though we've spent the entire movie rooting against him, displays an appreciation for life far beyond the protagonist's capacity. In his dying act, Batty proves his right to live and the folly of our hero's entire quest. Hauer is almost entirely responsible for this moment, truly one of the best film scenes ever.

A great artist will be missed but never forgotten.


Buffy’s Coming Back!

Reboot Rumors for the Vampire Slayer

Does the thought of vampires keep you up at night?

Well bite into this breaking Buffy news…a reboot of the hit '90s show is in development at 20th Century Fox Television. Buffy the Vampire Slayer is set to return with the "original series creator Joss Whedon already on board as an executive producer whilst Monica Owusu-Breen (Agents of SHIELD) has been hired to write the new script," as reported by NME.

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