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Elizabeth Banks, 48, poses in a bikini during Greek vacation, admits to eating cheese and chocolate

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Elizabeth Banks is allowing herself to have a blast while on her summer vacation in Greece this month.

On Thursday the Pitch Perfect 2 director told her Instagram followers that she was indulging in some of her favorite foods: ‘I decoded cheese, wine, and chocolate were more important on this trip than a flat tummy.’

The 48-year-old siren was seen walking up a path by the shore while in a cute little blue-and-white bikini.

Bikini babe abroad: Elizabeth Banks is allowing herself to have a blast while on her summer vacation in Greece this month

Her figure looked incredible with sculpted arms, long lean legs and a tiny waistline.

She wore aviator sunglasses with her hair back and she laughed with one hand raised.

Earlier this month she posed in a red cherry print bikini.

In a fun new Instagram video shared to her Instagram grid, the Hunger Games actress shared an edited clip of herself arriving at the airport donning a denim jacket and a straw hat, while laden down with luggage.

And after walking through the airport door and magically arriving at her sun-soaked destination, Elizabeth stripped off her clothes for a holiday appropriate bikini. 

Pinup princess: Her figure looked incredible with sculpted arms, long lean legs and a tiny waistline. She wore aviator sunglasses with her hair back and she laughed with one hand raised

Pinup princess: Her figure looked incredible with sculpted arms, long lean legs and a tiny waistline. She wore aviator sunglasses with her hair back and she laughed with one hand raised

The beauty showcased her incredible figure in the skimpy white and red two-piece, smirking at the camera as she strolled into an idyllic garden with pool.

Captioning her post, she penned: ‘Next stop…GR.’ 

Her sunny getaway came in the middle of a very busy period in the Pitch Perfect actress’ career. 

Banks will star in the movie Call Jane which is set for release in October 2022. The movie centers on a woman who joins an underground organization that helps women get abortions. 

A 10! The 48-year-old siren was seen walking up a path by the shore while in a cute little blue-and-white bikini

A 10! The 48-year-old siren was seen walking up a path by the shore while in a cute little blue-and-white bikini

No diet: On Thursday the Pitch Perfect 2 director told her Instagram followers that she was indulging in some of her favorite foods: 'I decoded cheese, wine, and chocolate were more important on this trip than a flat tummy'

No diet: On Thursday the Pitch Perfect 2 director told her Instagram followers that she was indulging in some of her favorite foods: ‘I decoded cheese, wine, and chocolate were more important on this trip than a flat tummy’

Kate Mara, Sigourney Weaver and Alison Jaye star alongside Banks in the movie directed by Carol writer Phyllis Nagy. 

She has another movie titled The Beanie Bubble which is in post-production and her film, Signal Hill, is in pre-production. 

While she’s stayed very busy in her career in recent years, the Modern Family actress still puts aside time to spend with her family.  

Banks met sportswriter Max Handelman in college while attending the University of Pennsylvania. They married in 2003.  

The couple share two children: 11-year-old Felix and nine-year-old Magnus.  

Holiday time! Banks modeled a cute red cherry print bikini earlier this month

Holiday time! Banks modeled a cute red cherry print bikini earlier this month

Her new movie Cocaine Bear will be released in 2023.

The star’s upcoming thriller – inspired by the true story of a drug runner’s plane crash in 1985 which led to a black bear eating a bag full of cocaine – is set to hit the big screen with a cast featuring Keri Russell and Margo Martindale.

Universal has confirmed the film – also starring Ray Liotta, Alden Ehrenreich, O’Shea Jackson Jr. and more – will be released on February 24, 2023.

Jimmy Warden has penned the script for the ‘character-driven thriller inspired by true events that took place in Kentucky in 1985’.

Looking good: After walking through the airport door and magically arriving at her sun-soaked destination, Elizabeth stripped off her clothes for a holiday appropriate bikini

Looking good: After walking through the airport door and magically arriving at her sun-soaked destination, Elizabeth stripped off her clothes for a holiday appropriate bikini

According to a New York Times article in 1985, the bear was found dead among 40 opened containers with traces of cocaine, apparently dropped from a plane by a convicted drug smuggler because he was carrying too heavy a load while parachuting.

Filming for the project wrapped in November last year, with co-producer Chris Miller congratulating the director at the time.

He tweeted: ‘Big congrats to @ElizabethBanks & her team, amazing cast & crew, on wrapping principal photography of COCAINE BEAR!

Happy couple: Banks met sportswriter Max Handelman in college while attending the University of Pennsylvania. They married in 2003 (pictured 2019)

Happy couple: Banks met sportswriter Max Handelman in college while attending the University of Pennsylvania. They married in 2003 (pictured 2019)

‘And thanks to beautiful [Ireland] for doubling as the US woods. We’ll have to digitally erase all the leprechauns & Aos Sí fairies.’

Banks previously helmed the 2019 take on Charlie’s Angels, but claimed that the film’s poor performance at the box office showed that men are unlikely to watch female-led action films.

She said: ‘They’ll go and see a comic book movie with Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel because that’s a male genre.

‘So even though those are movies about women, they put them in the context of feeding the larger comic book world, so it’s all about, yes, you’re watching a Wonder Woman movie but we’re setting up three other characters or we’re setting up Justice League.

‘If this movie doesn’t make money it reinforces a stereotype in Hollywood that men don’t go see women do action movies.’

However, critics claimed that the movie was just not very well crafted with poor character development and that the theme was too ‘woke.’ 

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This Off-the-Shoulder Sequin Top Is Perfect for New Year’s Eve — On Sale Now!

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Our closet is like a New Year’s Eve graveyard, filled with the sequined skeletons of past holiday outfits we’ve since discarded. That’s the thing about New Year’s — it often feels like a waste of money for just a few hours of fun. Rather than splurge on a sparkly dress you’ll only wear once, we recommend buying a staple piece you can style over and over again. Our top choice? This off-the-shoulder shirt that’s currently on sale from Amazon.

Adorned with sequins and available in 12 different colors, this trendy top features a flattering silhouette that complements all figures. The drapey style shows off a little skin while still covering trouble areas on arms, and the relaxed fit skims curves nicely. You can mix and match this statement shirt with a variety of bottoms, from high-waisted pants to a mini skirt. Since the options are endless, you’re getting more bang for your buck.

Read on to find out why this sequin shirt is a New Year’s Eve necessity!

Get the Anna-Kaci Women’s Short Sleeve One Shoulder Sequin Top for just $36 (originally $45) at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, December 23, 2022, but are subject to change.

The Anna-Kaci Women’s Short Sleeve One Shoulder Sequin Top is perfect for a New Year’s Eve party! The unofficial dress code of the holiday is sequins, so you’ll fit right in. Bonus: this top is surprisingly comfortable.

We also love the versatility of this sparkly shirt. As everyone else around you is freezing in frocks, you can choose to complete your ensemble with warm pants or a blazer on top. Pair this shirt with faux leather pants in the winter or shorts in the summer! Stick with a solid shade, or go all out with a multicolored or ombré option.

Get the Anna-Kaci Women’s Short Sleeve One Shoulder Sequin Top for just $36 (originally $45) at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, December 23, 2022, but are subject to change.

Take this sparkly shirt from a holiday party to a concert! Stand out on any special occasion in this fun top that will earn you all the compliments. As one shopper said, “This shirt was perfect for attending a bling Christmas party. It fit well and shined brightly. It’s perfect for events.” Another customer gushed, “This shirt is everything! Comfy, flattering and makes this boxy girl have a waist!” And if you’re worried about this top feeling less than luxe, just read this rave review: “Many sequined tops and dresses look more like a costume to me, but this one doesn’t. I ordered for a concert but feel like it is something I will also wear on other occasions.”

On New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, rock this one-shoulder sequin shirt, on sale now at Amazon!

See It! Get the Anna-Kaci Women’s Short Sleeve One Shoulder Sequin Top for just $36 (originally $45) at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, December 23, 2022, but are subject to change.

Not your style? Shop more from Anna-Kaci here and explore more tops here! Don’t forget to check out all of Amazon’s Daily Deals for more great finds!

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‘Babylon’ stars Margot Robbie, Jean Smart fear deepfakes: ‘Year 3000 porn’

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Jean Smart and Margot Robbie aren’t so fond of advanced technology in Hollywood.

During promotion for the film “Babylon” — which documents the rise and fall of characters in 1920s Hollywood — the cast of the movie was asked what they believe will be the next big shift in Tinseltown.

In Entertainment Weekly’s “Around the Table” video series, almost all the actors who joined — including Robbie, Smart, Brad Pitt, Diego Calva, Jovan Adepo and Li Jun Li — agreed they were concerned about deepfakes.

Deepfakes use artificial intelligence to manipulate videos and replace the likeness of one person with another.

Margot Robbie and Diego Calva in “Babylon.”
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“Are they just going to take our faces, and we won’t even be going to work anymore?” Robbie, 32, said.

“So creepy,” Pitt, 59, chimed in.

Smart echoed the concern but pointed out that their likeness can be used even after they’re gone.

“Or after you’re dead, they’ll go, ‘Oh, let’s put Margot Robbie in that movie’ — a hundred years from now, having her doing God knows what. And your estate will have to sue them. It’ll be horrible, Margot,” the 71-year-old actress said.

Margot Robbie, left, and Li Jun Li in "Babylon."
Margot Robbie and Li Jun Li in “Babylon.”
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The “Hacks” star continued saying that she’s troubled by seeing Marilyn Monroe in TV commercials and Fred Astaire in Coke commercials due to the technology in Hollywood — and said she will not be OK with her likeness being used after she’s dead.

“Unless my kids are getting rich off it. Of course. In that case, then it’s all right,” Smart quipped.

But there’s one thing that is absolutely off the table for Smart’s likeness.

“I don’t want to be in a year-3000 porn,” she added.

Jean Smart in "Babylon."
Jean Smart said she will not be OK with her likeness being used after she’s dead.
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Meanwhile, some celebrities are already using deepfakes for projects.

Back in September, it was reported that an AI platform created a “digital twin” of Bruce Willis, who was diagnosed with aphasia — a brain disorder that affects his ability to communicate, which will allow him to appear on screen after his retirement from acting.

The “Die Hard” actor’s deepfake already made its debut in August 2021 when his face was “grafted” onto Konstantin Solovyov for a commercial for MegaFon, a Russian telecommunications company.

His estate has the final say on what’s created with his face.

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Erika Jayne is spotted in LA as she sports a pale blue sweatsuit and sunglasses during shopping trip

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Make-up free Erika Jayne shops for expensive Christmas gifts at luxury store Hermès in LA – amid the RHOBH star’s money woes

Erika Jayne went without makeup as she shopped in Los Angeles days before Christmas.

The fashionista was low-key as she wore a pair of oversized glossy black rectangle-shaped sunglasses. 

The 51-year-old Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star – who has been battling money woes ever since her ex husband was declared bankrupt – was dressed expensively in a pale blue Alexander Wang sweatsuit and sneakers.

Bare face: Erika Jayne went without makeup as she shopped in Los Angeles days before Christmas

The platinum blonde beauty wore her locks bone straight, styled in an undefined part as they cascaded over her shoulders.

She looked cozy in her crew neck top and matching loose-fitting sweats, which she coordinated with pale pink and blue sneakers. 

Erika carried an Hermès bag on her arm as she carried a small, bottled water with pristinely manicured hands.

She was out and about by herself as she fit in some retail therapy two days before Christmas.

Under the radar: The fashionista was low-key as she wore a pair of oversized glossy black rectangle-shaped sunglasses

Under the radar: The fashionista was low-key as she wore a pair of oversized glossy black rectangle-shaped sunglasses

Last weekend Erika got into the holiday spirit as she attended a Christmas party with friend and costar Lisa Rinna.

Both women flaunted their long, toned legs as they wore dresses to the event hosted by friend Sanela Diana Jenkins.

Jayne took to Instagram to share a snapshot from the gathering in which she and Lisa kicked their legs up.

‘This was the BEST Christmas party EVER!!!’ she wrote in the caption as the photo showed her in a luxe white fur coat.

Season's greetings: Last weekend Erika got into the holiday spirit as she attended a Christmas party with friend and costar Lisa Rinna

Season’s greetings: Last weekend Erika got into the holiday spirit as she attended a Christmas party with friend and costar Lisa Rinna

The fashion-forward socialite donned a pair of pointy-toe metallic purple heels as she sat in a chair designed to look like a sleigh.

Rinna was equally stylish in a cream blazer dress with a black satin collar and gold accoutrements set in a pattern.

She added a pair of knee-high black leather boots and carried a metallic gold clutch.

Erika finished her caption with a shoutout to Lisa as she wrote: ‘thanks for babysitting me and telling me what happened at the party.’

Looking great: The two gal pals were also spotted together earlier this month as they attended the 2022 People's Choice Awards with their Bravo TV castmates

Looking great: The two gal pals were also spotted together earlier this month as they attended the 2022 People’s Choice Awards with their Bravo TV castmates

The two gal pals were also spotted together earlier this month as they attended the 2022 People’s Choice Awards with their Bravo TV castmates. 

For her part, Erika wore a long, mock neck bodycon dress with a trendy, nude silhouette graphic design.

Rinna, who’s feuding with Kathy Hilton amid the RHOBH hiatus, donned a long black dress with a plunging neckline. 

Engaging with her 2.5 million followers on Instagram, Jayne shared photos and wrote in a caption: ‘I had fun last night.’

Hot! Erika wore a long, mock neck bodycon dress with a trendy, nude silhouette graphic design

Hot! Erika wore a long, mock neck bodycon dress with a trendy, nude silhouette graphic design

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