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"Wrath Of The Titans" Hunk Sam Worthington On His Softer Side

Sam Worthington is a screen hunk who doesn't mind a little teasing from his girlfriend, Crystal Humphries. She will even point out the fact that he's not exactly "Workout Guy." "I don't really like the gym. I try to put that fact into my characters," he jokes. "In fact, my girlfriend watched Wrath (of The Titans) and said, 'Sam, you run really funny. You look out of breath and out of shape. It's so real.'"

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How Well Do You See Yourself?

How well do you see yourself? If you’re like most people, you probably have a few blind spots. I’ll bet you can list most of your negative traits pretty quickly. There are probably a couple of negative traits that you don’t want to admit to, however. When it comes to listing your positive traits, you will probably miss more than a few.

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The Essence of Connection

I finally saw the movie Avatar this week. I don’t usually watch movies with epic battle scenes and aliens, but when my yoga teacher highly recommended it, it piqued my curiosity. Briefly, the movie centers around a humanoid culture called the Na’vi, and it’s set in 2154. The Na’vi are a close knit community who live deeply in tune with all of nature’s creations. Their way of life is being threatened by the money hungry humans who have found a deposit of some very rare, very expensive rock underneath the enormous tree the Na’vi call home. The standard greeting for the Na’vi is “Oel ngati kameie.” It means “I see you.” But it means much more than “I see you with my eyes.” It means something deeper: I understand your soul.

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Playing With the Big Boys

Since Massachusetts blew the senatorial election to replace Ted Kennedy, I'm going to do what lots of folks do to avoid reality: focus on Hollywood. I shall now turn my attention to the next important "race" in America, which is the Oscar race. In this contest, I support only one candidate and would like to announce my endorsement by offering the following campaign slogan: Kathryn Bigelow rocks. If you don't know who she is, I dare you to watch The Hurt Locker and walk out of the movie theater without having your mind blown.  Hollywood's got Nora Ephron and Nancy Meyers leading a tiny pack of female film directors, but these dames only churn out girly schlock about parenting, shopping and going gaga for guys. Kathryn Bigelow is a different animal.

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Online Dating Meets Adult Gaming

Too lazy to leave the house to find love? A new dating site assigns you a virtual body that does all the work. Named after Amsterdam's Red Light District,, hopes to take the online nice-to-meet you experience one step further by assigning users a body and a menu of racy date activities.

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What Is Virtual Sex? (And Is It Cheating?)

When 28-year-old Amy Pollard divorced her husband, she raised eyebrows. Not because her grounds for divorce were unconventional—infidelity—but it was Pollard's definition of cheating. She caught her ex having sex with another woman in the online world of Second Life. Or, specifically, she caught her husband's character having sex with another woman's character in the virtual game. Here, we get inside the head of a five-year Second Life veteran, who reveals what virtual sex is really like—and whether it's truly crossing the line. Wired columnist and sexpert, Regina Lynn, sounds in.

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Is Avatar Sex Cheating?

These days, cheating can happen with a credit card, one's own hand or even an online alter ego or "avatar." A British woman recently filed for divorce after she found her husband's avatar cheating on her alter ego in the virtual reality computer game Second Life. The Guardian quoted the man as as saying "We weren't even having cyber sex or anything like that we were just chatting and hanging out together."