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04/19/2007


Chris Pratt Explains the Importance of 'Nip Shadow' to a Good Shirtless Selfie: VIDEO

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Chris Pratt, aka the Selfie King, who has delighted viewers with his Greek physique, showing off his hard work prepping for roles in Zero Dark Thirty and also Guardians of the Galaxy, the trailer for which also makes good use of Pratt’s torso, shared some tips with MTV News’ Josh Horowitz on how to get the perfect selfie:

"It's important to gaze at your own image in the phone rather than make eye contact with yourself," said Pratt…Otherwise, you'll look "too self-aware.”

It has to look natural, almost like a mistake. Or as Pratt put it, "You just tripped, fell, and landed on some abs.”

Asked what was going through his head when taking his most recent selfie, Pratt said it was like "seeing the Loch Ness Monster captured on film. You may never see it again."

And the key to the art of the shirtless male selfie? "Nip shadow is a huge part.”

Learn more about the fine art of the selfie from Professor Pratt, AFTER THE JUMP…

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As Promised, Here's the Full Marvel 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Trailer with Chris Pratt: VIDEO

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Featuring a humorous set of characters and a sexy adventurer played by Chris Pratt, Guardians of the Galaxy looks to be another Marvel franchise worth exploring.

Co-starring Zoe Saldana, Lee Pace, Dave Bautista, and Benicio del Toro, with Rocket Raccoon and Groot voiced by Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel.

This trailer seems to portend good things to come.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Chris Pratt is the Hottest Shirtless Creature in the New 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Teaser: VIDEO

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A new teaser for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy film adaptation has hit the web. The film, which also stars Zoe Saldana, Lee Pace, Dave Bautista, and Benicio del Toro, comes to theaters on August 1. Its CGI aliens Rocket Raccoon and Groot are voiced by Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Pratt underwent an intense fitness regimen for the film. You may recall the shirtless selfie that immediately went viral last July.

A full trailer is on the way tonight.

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Hey Coach Jason Kreis! New York Wants A Gay Soccer Player!

Jason_kreisBY DAVID MIXNER

By 2015, New York City will have a new major league soccer team owned by the famous Manchester City. This will be the second in the area with the New Jersey Bulls playing in Harrison, New Jersey. In an announcement this month, the New York City FC presented Jason Kreis (right) as the new coach for the franchise. Now the process of picking the players and ironing out the logistics of where the team will play in NYC.

Kreis has an incredible opportunity to break the glass ceiling here in New York City. The Big Apple has never had an openly gay player in any of its major male sports franchises. While the Los Angeles Galaxy has snapped up out athlete Robbie Rogers and former World Cup German player Thomas Hitzlsperger (below) recently came out of the closet, the time has come for Major League Soccer to embrace the momentum and show the rest of the leagues the way.

T_hitzlspergerOne can't help but wonder what would happen to Hitzlsperger if he was still playing. After the Russians host the Olympics, they will be hosting the World Cup in 2018 and that will be followed by one in Qatar.

In a Guardian/Observer editorial after the German player's coming out, the paper stated:

Now, everyone agrees that a footballer's sexuality should not be a big deal in 2014, but FIFA's response still felt a little casual. Enthusiastically backing Hitzlsperger seemed like an open goal for the organisation, particularly with its recent patchy record on gay rights. The 2018 World Cup will be held in Russia, which has introduced laws to ban gay "propaganda"; four years later, the tournament moves to Qatar, where homosexuality is still punished with a prison sentence.

There is genuine speculation that players and spectators will be vetted by a Kuwaiti-engineered "gay test" in 2022. When Sepp Blatter, the Clouseau-esque president of Fifa, was asked in 2010 about the issue, he smiled and suggested that homosexual football fans would just have to "refrain from sexual activity" in Qatar. Pushed further last June, he deflected: "What you are speaking about… this is going into ethics and morals." But venturing into these thorny areas is exactly what Fifa should be doing. After years of punishing racism with ineffectual fines, Blatter recently suggested he would be getting tough: deducting points from clubs, eliminating them from competitions. Why should homophobia be any different?

KreisThe Wall Street Journal reports on the new franchise in New York City:

"As he goes about building his first NYCFC side, Kreis will have the enviable resources of Manchester City at his disposal, including a 36-strong scouting team—14 of whom are, significantly, in South America—and the option to loan players from the Manchester City development system. But he will still need all of his powers of good housekeeping as he negotiates the MLS salary cap and a rule book that forces a competitive parity his new bosses are unfamiliar with."

The time has come for New York City to get ahead of the game! With a 36 member scouting team, surely New York City FC should be able to find one great gay soccer player. Really, it can't be that difficult. Coach Kreis has not only the opportunity to make history in New York City but to build a powerful new fan base for his club.

For heaven's sake, don't make New Yorkers go to the stadium and cheer Los Angeles Galaxy because we have no openly gay soccer player in New York. Can you imagine, Sir, how hard that will be for us?

Do the right thing from day one of this club and find a top notch openly gay player that will lead our team to victory, fill the stands with new fans and make all New Yorkers proud to wear that player's jersey.

Watch the press conference announcing Kreis as coach, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Chris Pratt Flaunts 'Kinda Douchey' Shirtless Gym Bod Selfie on Instagram: PHOTO

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Parks and Recreation actor Chris Pratt, who has previously shot shirtless selfies while undergoing workouts for Zero Dark Thirty, gave his followers a treat over the weekend when he showed off his progress for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

Wrote Pratt on Instagram: "Six months no beer. #GOTG Kinda douchey to post this but my brother made me."


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