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Valentine's Day can either be the most swoon-worthy event in the calendar year for loved-up couples, or a Hallmark-card disaster for the broken hearted.

Whether you'll be heading on a candelit-dinner date with roses or cuddling up with your pet on the couch, we can all use a little romantic-comedy movie magic.

We've created a list of our film favourites for the loveliest day of the year…enjoy ladies.

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1. Set It Up

Harper and Charlie, played by Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell, are plagued by cruel and hugely demanding bosses, until they decide to join forces and essentially trick them into falling in love with each other.

The biggest project of their young careers ensues, as their bosses will only fall for each other around their tight schedules, but will Harper and Charlie make a connection too?

Lucy Liu steals scenes as Kristen, Harper's insanely scary sports reporter boss. This movie is one of our favourite rom-coms ever, it somehow banishes clichés while remaining lovable at the same time.

2. To All The Boys I've Loved Before

The massively popular film is based on Jenny Han's trilogy, The Summer I Turned Pretty, and the Netflix movie caused quite the stir since its release.

Starring the adorable Lana Condor and Noah Centineo as teenagers who pretend to date in order to solve one young girl's letter-related disaster, you'll fall in love with this feature.

Lara Jean's love life goes from imaginary to out of control when the five love letters written privately to every boy she’s ever loved are mysteriously mailed out, despite the fact that they were hidden in her bedroom…

3. La La Land

Who could forget this stunning movie from Academy Award-nominee Damien Chazelle.

La La Land tells the breathtakingly beautiful story of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, struggle to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts.

The unique musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams; Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling are unbelievable in their acting prowess and chemistry in this tale of love in LA.

4. Valentine's Day (of course)

Yet another American rom-com from veteran film-maker Gary Marshall; Valentine's Day shows a series of interconnected stories of L.A. residents (celebrities) who go through the highs and lows of love on Valentine's Day.

From first dates, long-time marriages, old flames and new crushes, the stories will melt your heart like Ben & Jerrys on the couch.

The all-star cast consists of Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Kathy Bates, Hector Elizondo, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Topher Grace, Ashton Kutcher, Queen Latifah, Taylor Lautner, Anne Hathaway, Shirley MacLaine, Emma Roberts, and even Taylor Swift in her acting debut.

5. The Notebook

The Nicholas Sparks classic that has everyone reaching for the tissues, and which launched Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams from obscurity to stardom.

The pair also fell in love in real life while filming, so it's even more special.

Based in 1940s South Carolina, mill worker Noah falls for rich girl Allie but her parents force them apart. Noah leaves to serve in the second World War, and Allie finds love elsewhere. When Noah returns to their small town, their romance is far from over.

6. Crazy, Stupid, Love

Ryan Gosling just can't escape this round-up list, can he?

The hilarious and heart-warming film follows Cal, played by Steve Carell, as he undergoes a divorce from his wife Emily, played by Julianne Moore. Cal is still desperately in love with Emily, and his life is unravelling until he discovers Emily's infidelity.

Single at the age of 40, he finds Jacob (The charming Ryan Gosling), a handsome and youthful seducer who teaches Cal how to flirt with women again. Jacob is a bachelor of sorts, until his consistent co-star Emma Stone comes into the forefront. The pair really do sizzle on-screen together, but maybe it's just Ryan Gosling and anyone?

7. The Fault In Our Stars

Based on the critically-acclaimed YA book by John Green, the film follows Hazel Grace (Shailene Woodley), a young teenager diagnosed with cancer.

The 16-year-old meets and falls in love with Gus Waters, played by Ansel Elgort, after meeting him in a cancer support group.

Gus uses his invitation to meet Hazel's favourite author, Peter Van Houten, and brings her to Amsterdam to meet the recluse. Their love story becomes entangles by health problems, with often tragic circumstances. This one's a certified tear-jerker.

8. About Time

With an Irish star, what's not to love?

Domhnall Gleeson stars as Tim, who discovers the family secret at 21-years-old; the men in their family can time-travel.

Tim resolves to change his life by getting himself a girlfriend, Mary. Rachel McAdams plays his love interest, who falls in love with him after time-travel ensues. 

As life goes on, Tim figures out that his special ability can't save himself or those he loves from ordinary and mundane human problems.

9. P.S I Love You

The movie that led to Gerard Butler apologising for the butchering of an Irish accent; Hillary Swank plays his co-star and widow, who finds a series of messages that serve to guide her new life.

Starting on her thirtieth birthday, Holly Kennedy receives the first in a series of letters written by her late husband, designed to ease her grief and encourage her to move forward after his tragic death.

Parts of it are filmed in Ireland, with stunning scenery and endless romance from Cecelia Ahern's novel.

10. The Holiday

Normally watched at Christmas, The Holiday also serves as a perfect flick to watch on the most romantic day of the year.

It's got Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet swapping houses, it's got Los Angeles and English countryside scenery, sunshine and snow, Jack Black and Jude Law; basically everything.

Depressed and suffering from unrequited love, Iris agrees to swap homes with similarly unlucky-in-love Californian Amanda for a break. Of course, both lovelorn ladies bump into local lads and sparks fly. Utterly romantic…

11. Love, Rosie

We can't curate a list of love-themed films without including Love, Rosie.

Best pals Rosie and Alex have known each other decades, but are suddenly separated when Alex moves to America to pursue a dream.

Can their friendship survive the distance, as well as each of their own personal turbulent love stories? Tune in to see Sam Claflin and Lily Collins light up the screen.

12. Maid in Manhattan

Jennifer Lopez at her best.

The classic New York City-based flick follows a mother-of-one, Marisa Ventura, who lives in the boroughs and works as a maid in a top Manhattan hotel.

A twist of fate leads to her identity being mistaken for that of a wealthy socialite, and she meets Christopher Marshall (Ralph Fiennes), the heir to a political dynasty.

He has no idea who she really is, but the pair fall deeply in love. When her identity is revealed, their worlds couldn't be further apart. Will their love withstand?

We're in LOVE with this list, maybe we'll skip that date and just binge-watch all 11 of these in a row?

All we need is chocolate, candles and a fluffy pet to keep us warm for the perfect movie night.

Happy Valentine's Day gals, don't forget to treat yourselves.

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Broadway is about to get a whole lot more romantic; it's been announced that The Notebook, AKA the most heart-string tugging film/novel of all time, is coming to the stage as a musical.

Singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson shared the news on NBC's Today Show yesterday, and revealed that she has been developing the musical for over a year.

The 2004 movie starred Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, and sparked a real-life love story between the pair as well as love blossoming on-screen.

The original novel was published in 1996 and shot Sparks to fame.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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A producer on the NBC family drama This Is Us is writing the show, Bekah Brunstetter, and it will be a collaboration between her and Nicholas Sparks; the novel's original author.

The writer posted his delight on Twitter, saying that he is "thrilled" to be part of the team who will adapt the story to the stage.

The story follows a young couple in the 1940s who fall hopelessly and passionately in love, but are forced to part ways after turbulence between her family and Gosling's character.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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They later reconnect, and the tale flicks between the 20th century and modern day, where the protagonist chronicles how time has impacted their lives in a tragic way.

Despite mediocre initial film reviews, the movie became a smash hit which has remained iconic in the romantic-drama genre.

Gosling and McAdams were relatively unknown at the time of filming, but their chemistry was undeniably. The pair met on set, and dated from 2005 until 2007, and again in 2008 before splitting up for good. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Casting news has yet to be revealed, and no opening date has been announced for the Broadway show.

More recently, movies such as Pretty Woman and Mean Girls have been adapted to the stage.

We can't wait to see the show, it's sure to bring the romance.

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Huge congratulations are in order as Rachel McAdams has given birth to her first child.

The About Time star and her boyfriend Jamie Linder welcomed a baby boy, according to Hollywood Pipeline.

The Notebook star's pregnancy news was confirmed in February by E! News, who shared that she was seven months pregnant.

The actress is known for being extremely private about her personal life, however she has opened up about motherhood in the past.

Back in 2009. Rachel told People,” Having a few [kids] would be great. I’m looking forward to it someday.”

The Oscar nominee admitted that she hopes to take after her mum when she has kids of her own, “My mom is a great inspiration to me. She’s a nurse and very nurturing and gentle.”

The Spotlight star added, “She lets me be who I am. Hopefully, I can take on those qualities and be as great as her.”

We know the Midnight In Paris star will be a wonderful mum to her son. We cannot wait to find out the name! 

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With every passing day, the glitz and glamour we associate with Hollywood is being eroded; replaced instead with stories of misogyny, abuse and depravity.

While Harvey Weinstein is undoubtedly a key player in the industry's abhorrent underbelly, recent reports have shone a light on the alleged crimes of director, James Toback.

Speaking to Vanity Fair, Selma Blair recalled a meeting with the director where she was forced to undress and perform naked before being threatened to stay quiet about the encounter.

Having just wrapped Cruel Intentions, Selma recalls meeting the director in his hotel bedroom to discuss a role in Havard Man, telling the publication that Toback coerced her into undressing in an effort to prove her 'trust' for him.

"Will you trust me? I cannot continue to work with you unless you trust me. I need you to take your clothes off. I need you to do this monologue naked," Selma recalls Toback saying.

Remembering undressing despite her protestations, Selma recalled: "I do remember looking down at the script and seeing my bare chest and not being able to focus on anything but the words and my face being so hot and puffy and feeling so ashamed."

The encounter with the director did not end there, with Selma remembering that he made reference to his masturbation habits and forced her to engage in conversation about it.

"I tried to look away, but he would hold my face. So I was forced to look into his eyes," she remembered. "And I felt disgust and shame and like nobody would ever think of me as being clean again after being this close to the devil. His energy was so sinister."

Selma was left in no doubt that disclosing information about the encounter could have life-threatening implications, recalling that James made reference to another actress who threatened to out him.

"If she ever tells anybody, no matter how much time she thinks went by, I have people who will pull up in a car, kidnap her, and throw her in the Hudson River with cement blocks on her feet. You understand what I'm talking about, right?"

While auditioning for the same film, Rachel McAdams was also forced to endure Toback's advances, with actress revealing that the director asked her to show him her public hair.

After disclosing the details of her encounter to her agents, Rachel said she was outraged that Toback's conduct was known within the industy.

"That is when I got mad, because I felt like I was kind of thrown into the lion's den and given no warning that he was a predator," she told Vanity Fair. "This was something that he was known for doing already."

Toback has denied the allegations which have surfaced about him.

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The gorgeous Rachel McAdams has admitted that she loves Irish men!

Now, it's safe to say we know the charm of an Irish man, and so does Rachel apparently!

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"I've never met an Irish man I didn't like," she told Xpose.

Rachel has worked with a number of Irish lads including Cillian Murphy and Domhnall Gleeson and last year worked closely alongside Colin Farrell on True Detective.

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“They’re so great to work with and warm and funny and humble," she gushed.

Come over to Ireland Rachel and we'll set you up with a lovely lad!

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When rumours start about TV show reunions and comebacks, it's easy to be let down and most of the time, it's a long-stretch that everyone from the original will actually return.

But after Lindsay Lohan revealed that she'd be up for a Mean Girls sequel, another actress has come out and said that she's totally on for it too.

Rachel McAdams spoke to E! News yesterday to promote her new movie Doctor Strange, but of course the topic soon changed to Tina Fey and the burn book movie.

When asked if she's interested, Rachel replied, "Sure, I mean, I loved that movie. I love Tina Fey. I love the girls.

"I mean, to get to kind of have a reunion would be… we got to have a reunion at a photo shoot a couple of years ago and it was over like that and it wasn't enough. I was back in it."

And when asked if Regina George would be a mother today, Rach said, "Regina's probably had a few!"

Now all we need it Amanda Seyfried and Lacey Chabert!

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Yesterday, we brought you confirmation that Channing Tatum and Alex Pettyfer pretty much couldn't STAND each other while on the set of Magic Mike. 

But it seems hese two are not the first and most definitely not the last on co-stars to fall out behind the scenes. 

We usually hear about celebrities falling in love on the set of movies, but it seems that it is just as common for celebrity co-stars to fall out.

1.  Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling in The Notebook 

The Notebook is almost 10 years old (we know, we feel old too!) but it was only last year that the film's director actually revealed that the two on screen lovers just did not get on in real life. 

Yep, the pair may have gone on to date for nearly four years after the film, but while on set Ryan wanted Rachel to be fired! 

Apparently throughout the filming process, Ryan complained about Rachel and their lack of chemistry. We wonder what changed his mind? 

2. Claire Danes and Leonardo Dicaprio in Romeo + Juliet 

Despite their perfect performances on screen, insiders from the movie reported that Claire Danes got very frustrated with the young Leonardo throughout filming. 

She found him so immature that she would do her best to avoid him when not doing a scene together. However, in hindsight Claire noted that the friction may have been caused by more than just Leo's boisterous personality. 

"There was definitely a spark, but I don’t think either of us knew how to handle it. So, we sometimes sort of ignored each other. It was too big for us to really accept." So that chemistry was REAL. 

3. Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrell in Sex and the City 

Despite playing the ultimate in best friends on screen, this pair were far from it in real life. Apparently these two did not get on from day one of filming the popular Sex and the City franchise. 

Though they decided to be civil towards one another, these two were defo not out getting cosmos after a long day at the office. 

4. Lea Michele and Naya Rivera in Glee 

There is not room for TWO divas on one show as this feud demonstrates. Back in April 2014, it was reported that these two actresses simply did not get on while filming Glee. 

Apparently Naya was sick of Lea being a total diva and the young actress is planning to spill all the beans in an upcoming book. We wait with bated breath.

 

5. Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in Dirty Dancing 

Patrick's wife let us in on all the goss in his posthumous biography and the actor revealed that there was a lot of tension between these two stars while on the set of Dirty Dancing. 

It seems he got more than a little impatient with her. 

"She seemed particularly emotional, sometimes bursting into tears if someone criticised her. Other times, she slipped into silly moods, forcing us to do scenes over and over again when she’d start laughing.  I didn’t have a whole lot of patience for doing multiple retakes."

6. Blake Lively and Leighton Meester in Gossip Girl 

These two started out as bosom buddies just like their on screen characters. But also like Serena and Blair, Blake and Leighton were not immune to the odd off screen altercation. 

It has been reported that these two cut friendship ties for good when Blake failed to reach out and congratulate Leighton on her engagement to Adam Brody. 

We assume she didn't get a wedding invite so… 

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We've always considered The Notebook star Rachel McAdams to be one of the most stunning actresses around, and it turns out her attractiveness is something of a family trait.

The Canadian native was in Toronto yesterday for the kick-off of the city's annual film festival, and she brought her younger brother Daniel along.

Let's just say he's easy on the eye…

Wearing a sharp black pinstripe suit, Daniel looked fittingly dapper next to his sister, who stunned in a sheer black floor-length gown with lace and floral detailing.

Rachel kept her jewellery low-key, accessorising with one gold Bvlgari ring and small diamond stud earrings.

Toronto-based Dan is a personal trainer who runs his own company, McAdams Fitness, according to his LinkedIn profile. He studied Criminal Justice in university before changing tack and focusing on sports.

Now a successful PT, Dan specialises in TRX and Olympic Lifting… which would explain those arms:

Sadly for anyone planning to woo the Canadian hottie, he's been married for the last two years, Us Weekly reveals.

The genetically blessed McAdams siblings were on the red carpet for a Grey Goose-sponsored TIFF party in honour of Rachel's upcoming movie Spotlight.

Also starring Mark Ruffalo, Stanley Tucci and Michael Keaton, the film tells the story of the Boston Globe news team who uncovered the Catholic priest child molestation scandal back in 2002.

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If we had one complaint about the weepy romantic blockbuster that is The Notebook, it's that we never got to see any more of Noah and Allie's story after they finally got together.

Yes, of course we meet them again in their final days on earth, but what about everything that happened in between? Their marriage, their kids, their jobs… it's all a mystery.

Now though, that mystery is about to be solved with a new series. US TV network The CW is currently developing a show based on the 2004 sleeper hit, and it promises to fill in the blanks for us all.

The new project will "follow the romantic journey of the two beloved central characters Noah and Allie, at the outset of their blossoming relationship as they build their lives and their future together against the backdrop of the racial politics, economic inequities, and social mores of post-World War II of the late 1940s in North Carolina," according to The CW.

In the words of Noah himself:

While we won't get to see Ryan Gosling getting drenched in the rain as he smooches Rachel McAdams, we're sure whoever does step in to take on the roles will be equally charming (and hopefully as handsome).

Author Nicholas Sparks, who wrote the bestselling book behind the film, will be an executive producer on the series, which is currently in development but has no start date as yet.

As for the poignant end to Allie and Noah's story which sees Rachel McAdam's character end up in a nursing home, the TV network behind say the series most likely won't touch on that…. but they don't know for certain.

"I don’t believe we’re going to see the older couple—what they become,” The CW president Mark Pedowitz told reporters at the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Los Angeles. “But things change [in development]."

Whatever way it works out, we will definitely be giving this new show a look.

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Channing Tatum, eat your heart out!

In the 2012 hit romantic comedy The Vow, Mr Tatum tries to regain his wife's memory (she's played by Rachel McAdams) after she is involved in a serious car crash.

And it appears that such a heart-warming story can happen in real-life too… the details of which will probably make you swoon. 

A year ago, Jeremy and Justice Stamper married in what they thought would be their one and only wedding ceremony. 

The day was everything they dreamed it would be – but less than three weeks later Justice was involved in a serious car accident which left her with amnesia.

Although she recognised her husband as the man she fell in love with (unlike The Vow), she didn't understand why her surname has swapped to Stamper, and was unable to recall anything about the biggest, happiest day of her life..

Heartbroken by the news, Jeremy decided that they would do it all over again, holding a second wedding ceremony to make up for all the lost memories.

The Tennessee native set up a GoFundMe account, and the lovebirds, who first met in kindergarten, held around round of nuptials on their one-year wedding anniversary using the €9,000 they raised online.

Talk about happily ever after!

 

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In his new film Southpaw, Jake Gyllenhaal plays a star fighter Billy Hope. Jake underwent months of incredibly intense training to transform himself for the role.

However, there’s another transformation he underwent which didn’t appear to require as much effort on Jake’s part.

The 34-year old plays a character who is fighting to redeem himself not just in the sporting world, but in the eyes of his young daughter.

Oona Laurence, who plays his daughter in the film, has been credited by Jake as one of the reasons he is very excited to become a dad.

Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, Jake said: “when I meet Oona for the first time, I just fell for her.” He added that "your heart opens up to her." Sounds like someone’s biological clock might be ticking.

Jake admitted that he “deeply” loves children, including his nieces and he thinks becoming a dad is something he would be “lucky” to experience.

"I am not a father yet, but it is definitely a dream of mine.”

While he can add fictional dad to his CV, Jake said he “would love for it to not be fictional.”

He added that he does find some of the ladies he works opposite to be “hugely intoxicating”. Despite that, he has denied rumours that he and his Southpaw co-star Rachel McAdams are an item.

Meaning, he is currently single, and apparently looking for someone he can start a family with.

We imagine he won’t be short of any number of offers once people get a look at his new physique in Southpaw which will be in cinemas on July 24. 

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We really really like Rachel McAdams. She’s a popular celeb around these parts, so we would like for nice things to happen to her.

To be perfectly honest, we’re not really over her and Ryan Gosling breaking up all those years ago, and we all know that True Detective can be a little grim for the majority of the time.

However, if these reports are true, we think we might finally forget about the heart ache. Rachel is reportedly dating her True Detective co-star, Taylor Kitsch.

Any Friday Night Lights fans will instantly recognise the Canadian heart throb as the face of Tim Riggins. Tim was the misunderstood, brooding babe of the series. He was also in John Carter, and Battleship.

Good job Rachel!

It definitely isn’t the first time Rachel has been linked to her famous co-stars, speaking about on-set relationships in the past, Rachel told InStyle in 2010 "I usually take away one close relationship from every job, some romantic, some not." 

Rachel and Taylor, both Canadian natives, have apparently been “friends for years.” Insiders are saying that “they grew closer on set.”

If the rumours are true, it hasn’t been long since Taylor split from his last girlfriend, fitness instructor Jennifer Welch. Rachel has also been linked to her previous co-star Jake Gyllenhaal. The pair were on screen love interests in their new film Southpaw.

She was also dating Michael Sheen, whom she starred alongside in Midnight in Paris. She has said before though that those relationships began after filming: "A set may seem like a good place for romance, but I don't think it's very conducive; it's too distracting," she admitted.

Is Taylor the exception to her work-first rule then?

Us Weekly is reporting multiple sources as saying the pair are quite the love birds. "I don't know if it's full-blown love yet, but they talk constantly," one insider says. ""It hasn't been long. But it's serious," another revealed.

If the reports turn out to be true, the duo will possibly the most attractive couple in Hollywood. Canadian fans are going to be pretty pleased. 

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