Hot because: The writer/director/actress was murdered last fall, just after finishing work on Waitress -- which went on to premiere at Sundance and earn rave after rave after rave. It wasn't just sentiment, either; it really is a great movie. The film itself is bittersweet, which adds to the bittersweetness of Shelly's story.

How to stay hot: That's probably not a very respectful way of putting it, but Waitress co-star Cheryl Hines will help keep Shelly's spirit alive by directing a screenplay Shelly had written, and a foundation has been established in her name. May we recommending buying the Waitress DVD, too?

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