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Yep, Sean Penn Almost Named His Son After His Favorite Food — Steak!

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This is just… too much.

Sean Penn loves red meat so much, he almost named his son Steak. We can't make this up.

Fortunately, the actor's son with ex Robin Wright lucked out with the name Hopper Penn. That was a close one!

He's not a piece of meat, Sean! LOL!

In the 22-year-old's latest spread with Interview magazine, he revealed:

"My dad wanted to name me Steak, the food, because he loves it so much. But my mom was never going to go for it. What they told me is that I hopped in her stomach, I didn't kick, so they went with that."

Still weird reasoning, but whatevs. At least he's not a dead cow?

Related: It Looks Like Charlize Theron & Sean Don't Hate Each Other!

Turns out, his name is also a tribute to one of Poppa Penn's idols, Dennis Hopper from Easy Rider.

Okay, okay — now we're all on board!

Although Sean couldn't get away with naming his son after his favorite food, the 55-year-old was able to convince Hopper to follow in his acting footsteps.

The El Lay native told the mag he was initially interested in working behind the scenes, but his dad arranged otherwise:

"Two and a half years ago, my dad was working on his movie called The Last Face, and I asked if I could PA for it. He said, 'No, you're going to act in it.' I said no, because I'm very shy; I didn't know how to act. He said, 'Well, you'll get paid.' So I was like, 'I'm on board.' After the first day, I fell in love with it."

Ah, the joys and benefits of being a celebrity kid! We're not jealous, you are!

But when asked if he ever is worried about measuring up to his talented parents, he stayed humble:

"My dad is a really good actor, and there are a lot of sh*tty actors, and I definitely think I'm one of them."

You can be the judge of that by catching Hopper alongside Brad Pitt in Netflix's War Machine.

Congrats, kid (on the name and the gigs)!

[Image via Bauer Griffin Online.]

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Hold The Phone! It Looks Like Charlize Theron & Sean Penn Don't Hate Each Other Following Their Icy Cannes Photo Op!

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Hmm… is this some expert damage control at work or the real thing?

Following Charlize Theron and Sean Penn's awkward group photo for The Last Face at Cannes on Friday, the pair got pretty affectionate and friendly at the film's premiere later that night. From cheek kisses to Charlize posing with Penn's two kiddos, it appears these two are back on track… at least for now!

Related: Here's Your First Look At Charlize In Fast 8!

In the friendly pics, Ms. Theron seemingly greets Sean with open arms as they exchange pleasantries. At one point the blonde even went as far to land a big kiss on S.P.'s cheek while he tenderly held onto her arm.

To make the red carpet walk even cozier, the momma sidled up to the actor's children Dylan and Hopper Penn. In one particular snap, the beauty can be seen linking arms with Hopper in an obvious gesture of good will.

We can't say we're too surprised to see the blonde acting cool with the director's kids — Dylan did gush about her poppa's former flame in the past, after all!

So, do YOU think these two are really okay or are they just putting on a show?

[Image via Getty Images.]

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El Chapo's Extradition To The United States Has Been Approved — Maybe Sean Penn Can Have A Reunion…

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Wonder what Sean Penn thinks of all this!!

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman's extradition to the United States has been approved, the Mexican ministry of foreign relations revealed to reporters on Friday, and the alleged drug kingpin is one step closer to facing a LONG sentence in American prison.

According to CNN, U.S. officials — who have been planning for Guzman's extradition from Mexico to America for months — are likely planning on sending him to Brooklyn, New York, to face a federal trial on drug trafficking charges.

Related: Catch Up With More El Chapo News Here!

The Mexican kingpin was indicted in 2009 on charges of conspiring to import nearly 150,000 TONS of cocaine into the United States between 1990 and 2005, and it seems that's the allegation Guzman will first face in America.

The notorious outlaw is also facing charges in Arizona, California, Texas, Illinois, Florida, and New Hampshire.

El Chapo — who was re-captured earlier this year after having escaped from prison nearly a year ago — is worlds away from his most recent exploits involving an infamous meeting with the actor; today, the kingpin is sitting in a

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Charlize Theron Appears Absolutely Miserable In A Forced & Awkward Group Photo With Ex Sean Penn At Cannes

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If you've ever had a bitter breakup, than you know how Charlize Theron must feel right now.

On Friday, Charlize had to undergo probably one of the most awkward and uncomfortable moments of her life — posing in a group photo with her ex Sean Penn.

Related: Charlize Tries To Backtrack On A Dumb Comment!

Unfortunately for Ms. Theron, the super weird moment was inevitable considering she starred in Penn's directorial effort The Last Face while they were hot and heavy last year. We guess the two didn't consider what would happen at the film's Cannes premiere if they broke up…

While the actress mainly posed with other members of the cast, she was ultimately forced into a group photo with her ex. Luckily for the beauty, her costars created some distance between her and Sean.

Phew! Way to help out a girl in need, Javier Bardem and Adèle Exarchopoulos!

Despite the space between them, C.T. looks like she wants to get the f*ck out of there ASAP. We can't even help but notice that the momma's head is tilted away from the poppa — the shade is real, y'all!

Hmm… we guess that interview in which the blonde claimed there was no bad blood in her split was a lie. These two are clearly NOT okay!

Somehow amidst all the awkwardness (the two did NOT speak), the celeb managed to look FLAWLESS the entire time. We're loving her pale pink dress perfectly tousled hair, and bold lip!

So, would YOU have walked the carpet if you were Charlize?

[Image via AP Images.]

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Lee Daniels Gives 'Heartfelt' Apology To Sean Penn Following Defamation Settlement

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It's nice to see these two working things out!

According to legal docs, Lee Daniels and Sean Penn have finally settled their legal battle over comments Lee made about Sean's alleged physical abuse against women. Mr. Daniels initially made the offensive remark when sticking up for Terrence Howard's long history of domestic violence.

Related: Sean & Minka Kelly Are NOT Dating!

While the Empire creator initially fought back against S.P.'s $10 million dollar defamation lawsuit, he decided to settle the case with an apology letter in addition to a donation to the actor's Haitian relief organization.

In the apologetic message, Lee absolutely gushes over the 55-year-old while also begging for forgiveness:

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Don't Believe Everything You See! Sean Penn & Minka Kelly Are NOT Dating!

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Get the denial deets!

Why do Sean Penn and Minka Kelly keep toying with us like this?!

On Wednesday, the two were snapped together at Sean Parker's Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, and they looked awfully cozy!

However, now a partygoer is putting the kibosh on those romance rumors!

Related: Minka & Ex Chris Evans Walk Their Dogs Together!

The source said the precious pic was the result of a completely friendly encounter, explaining:

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