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F–king register to vote, says Samuel L. Jackson.

The swear-happy actor and producer, 71, is offering to teach an epic, multi-language course on the art of cursing if enough people double-check that they’re registered to vote.

“Listen up — if 2,500 of you click a voting action below to make sure you’re #GoodToVote, I will teach you to swear in 15 different languages,” Jackson tweeted Monday along with a clip of him in a sweatshirt and baseball cap while seated in an expensive-looking armchair.

The tweet also includes a link to his page on voter registration website HeadCount, which includes a sultry-looking photo of Jackson along with patriotically-colored buttons offering Americans the ability to register to vote, check their registration status and “make your vote plan.”

Jackson is well-known for being among the Hollywood actors with the most prolifically dirty onscreen mouths — although a survey conducted earlier this year found that “The Wolf of Wall Street” star Jonah Hill beat Jackson for the top slot. While Jackson has sworn onscreen 301 times in his career, Hill has sworn 376 — mostly in the record-breakingly swear-heavy Scorsese flick.

In addition to cussing onscreen and using obscenities to encourage Americans to vote, Jackson also gave a profane PSA back in April. “Stay the f–k home,” the “Pulp Fiction” actor said during an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in response to quarantine orders designed to help flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He also riffed on the book “Go the F–k to Sleep,” during the appearance, presenting the 2011 kids bedtime story as a public order that people should not leave their homes, including the verse:

Stay the f–k at home
Corona is spreading; this s–t is no joke
It’s no time to work or roam
The way you can fight it is simple, my friends
Just stay the f–k at home

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Lucky winners celebrate with virtual portraits

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Check out these virtual victors.

The 2020 Emmy Awards were an unprecedented, socially-distanced affair — from Jimmy Kimmel’s hosting duties in a nearly empty Staples Center to the redefined red carpet. But that didn’t stop winners from embracing the glory of their gold statues from their own couches. ABC, which broadcast the ceremony Sunday night, commemorated the best of the best with a series of black-and-white portraits of some of the lucky cast and crew members, including the elated ensemble of “Schitt’s Creek,” four-time winner Regina King (“Watchmen”) and “Euphoria” star Zendaya, who landed a surprising upset over Jennifer Aniston in the Lead Actress, Drama, category.

Below, take a peek at some of the TV Academy’s official portraits of their charmed champs, including those who were part of the “Schitt’s” sweep and the “Succession” success. And if you missed Sunday night’s festivities, don’t fret: You can still check out The Post’s full list of Emmy winners and nominees, including the Creative Arts awards that trickled out over the past week. (And just be glad you missed out on the confusing Postal Service bit and the “Friends” faux-union.)

EUGENE LEVY, CATHERINE O'HARA, DAN LEVY, NOAH REID, ANDREW CIVIDINO, ANNIE MURPHY, KAREN ROBINSON

The mask-wearing cast of multiple Emmy-winning series “Schitt’s Creek”

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ANNIE MURPHY

“Schitt’s Creek” standout Annie Murphy, who took home the 2020 Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress, Comedy

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ZENDAYA

Zendaya captured the Emmy for Outstanding Actress, Drama, for her turn in HBO’s “Euphoria.”

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CATHERINE O'HARA

“Schitt’s Creek” star Catherine O’Hara with her Emmy for Outstanding Actress, Comedy

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REGINA KING

“Watchmen” star Regina King nabbed her fourth Emmy win Sunday night, this time for Outstanding Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie.

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Outstanding Supporting Actor, Comedy, Emmy winner Daniel Levy

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JESSE ARMSTRONG

Jesse Armstrong (“Succession”) landed the Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.

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UZO ADUBA

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie, winner Uzo Aduba (“Mrs. America”)

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EUGENE LEVY

Eugene Levy, Outstanding Actor, Comedy, Emmy winner for “Schitt’s Creek”

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ANDRIJ PAREKH

The Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series went to Andrij Parekh (“Succession”).

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JOHN OLIVER

“Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver is all smiles with his Emmy for Outstanding Variety Series.

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JEREMY STRONG

Jeremy Strong hoists his Emmys 2020 statue for Outstanding Actor, Drama.

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ANDREW CIVIDINO, DAN LEVY

Outstanding Director for a Comedy Series winners Andrew Cividino and Daniel Levy (“Schitt’s Creek”)

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DAMON LINDELOF

Damon Lindelof (pictured) nabbed the Outstanding Writing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special Emmy with his “Watchmen” colleague Cord Jefferson.

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During her talk show’s season premiere on Monday, Ellen DeGeneres directly addresses the allegations of a toxic work environment that plagued her show over the summer.

In a clip of the episode posted on social media, DeGeneres, 62, wastes no time getting to the scandal during her monologue, admitting that she’s a “work in progress” but promising viewers that she is really is “that person that you see on TV.”

“As you may have heard this summer, there were allegations of a toxic work environment at our show and then there was an investigation. I learned that things happened here that never should’ve happened,” she says. “I take that very seriously, and I want to say I’m so sorry to the people who were affected.”

The “Finding Dory” star recognizes how her celebrity has elevated her to a position of “power” and says she should’ve been more aware of what was going on behind the scenes.

“I know that I’m in a position of privilege and power, and I realize that with that comes with responsibility, and I take responsibility for what happens at my show,” she continues. “This is ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show,’ I am Ellen DeGeneres.”

DeGeneres alludes to the firings of top producers Ed Glavin, Kevin Leman and Jonathan Norman.

“We have had a lot of conversations over the last few weeks about the show, our workplace and what we want for the future,” she shares. “We have made the necessary changes and today we are starting a new chapter.”

She also addresses her “be kind” reputation, advising her viewers not to choose the nickname as a reputation if they can avoid it. While she maintains that she really is “kind,” she also says she feels other emotions, too.

“The truth is I am that person that you see on TV. I am also a lot of other things,” she says. “Sometimes I get sad, I get mad, I get anxious, I get frustrated, I get impatient, and I am working on all of that.

“I am a work in progress. I am especially working on the impatience thing, and it’s not going well because it’s not happening fast enough, I will tell you that,” she jokes.

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Ellen DeGeneresMichael Rozman/Warner Bros.

DeGeneres says that while she’s a “pretty good actress” — having played a “straight woman in movies” — she jokes she isn’t good enough to “fool” everyone every day for 17 years.

“This is me, and my intention is to always be the best person I can be,” she says. “If I ever let someone down, if I ever hurt their feelings, I am so sorry for that. If that’s ever the case, I let myself down and I hurt myself as well.”

She ends her monologue on an optimistic note, saying she hopes her show can still serve as a one-hour distraction.

“My hope is that we can still be a place of happiness and joy,” she says. “I’m committed to making this the best season that we have ever had.”

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The most mouth-watering food porn moments in classic films

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Tide yourself over until your favorite restaurants fully reopen with these scrumptious on-screen eats — because if there were Emmys 2020 for food porn, these movies would sweep the “Yummy Awards.”

There are myriad examples of iconic food scenes now streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ and Amazon Prime: From Jack Nicholson’s hilariously circuitous toast order in the 1970 cult classic “Five Easy Pieces” to Dr. Lecter’s revolting culinary lobotomy in 2001’s “Hannibal.”

Despite making for movie magic, the dishes depicted don’t always look edible, and as is the case in “Hannibal,” many aren’t — not for civilized humans, anyways. Meanwhile, some on-screen noshes merely serve as background props or devices to drive the plot and develop character rather than induce salivation.

Still, some cinematic cuisine scenes are so mouthwatering, they make viewers want to stick a fork in your TV screen.

As a service to hungry cinephiles with adventurous palates, we’ve corralled 14 food porno-graphic flicks that are a feast for the eyes.

1. “Chef” (2014)

Scarlett Johansson seductively slurps Pasta Aglio e Olio in “Chef.”Fairview Entertainment

“Chef” split audiences, with some cult devotees deeming it a heartfelt love letter to indie cuisine crafters — and others deriding it as a half-baked “nom-com” with extra cheese. However, once they get past Sofía Vergara’s character operating a food truck, viewers agree that the food porn is orgasmic. Even a scene as simple as a grilled cheese sizzling on the griddle elicits tsunamis of saliva. The naturalistic dishes are a testament to “Chef” director, producer and actor Jon Favreau working with bona fide “Top Chef” cooks to prep for the role. And, in an added dollop of realism, Oliver Platt plays a fictionalized version of his brother and real-life food critic Adam Platt. Scarlett Johansson sultrily slurping spaghetti doesn’t hurt, either.


2. “Ratatouille” (2007)

Remy makes the titular dish of “Ratatouille”Walt Disney Pictures

Food in animated films generally amounts to pixelated blobs. However, Pixar’s “Ratatouille” changed the game with sumptuous CG cuisine that looks ripped straight from French fine dining institutions — because it was. Thomas Keller, the legendary restaurateur behind the French Laundry and Per Se, had a big hand in making the foodie flick’s animated dishes come to life. Even “Ratatouille’s” culinarily-inclined rodent protagonist is modeled after the famous chef. “The way Remy slices the ingredients, the way each is considered and handled as if it matters as much as the dish as a whole — that’s Keller,” according to Zak Pelaccio, the former saucier at the French Laundry. The result is a porn-ucopia of authentic-looking French fare — including the film’s vegetable namesake, with juices that practically squirt off the TV screen.


3. “Matilda” (1996)

The chocolate cake scene in "Matilda."
The chocolate cake scene in “Matilda.”TriStar Pictures

The chocolate cake in 1996’s “Matilda” really shouldn’t make our mouths water. It’s completely inappropriate: made with the literal “sweat and blood” of a sniveling old lunch lady, served by a masochistic principal in front of an auditorium’s worth of pitying children. But against all odds, watching poor Bruce Bogtrotter (Jimmy Karz) stuff his face with that moist monstrosity using his grubby little hands was inexplicably appetizing. Bruce laps up every last crumb, holding the plate over his head like a trophy as his classmates go wild. It’s a victory for Bruce, but more so for disgustingly huge chocolate cake, in any form.


4. “Big Night” (1996)

Tony Shalhoub and Stanley Tucci ogle Timpano in “Big Night”Rysher Entertainment

Like “Chef,” Stanley Tucci’s “Big Night” highlights the eternal struggle between art and commerce using food as its muse. However, this Italian-American foodie film better blends its ingredients, both film and food-wise. The third act even allows viewers to vicariously enjoy a lavish multi-course dinner, the highlight being Timpano — a crackling pasta carapace that’s tiered with noodles, eggs, mozzarella and more like a salacious lasagna on steroids.


5. “GoodFellas” (1990)

Paul Sorvino slices garlic in “Goodfellas”Warner Bros.

Mafia flicks and munchies go together like marinara and meatballs. Arguably the most revered gastronomic gangster scene is the prison dinner in Martin Scorsese’s “GoodFellas,” after mob rat Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) gets booked for extortion. Through various bribes and hoosegow hacks, the wise guys are able to turn an austere cell into a La Catedral-esque banquet hall. Fresh lobster gets trucked in, Paulie (Paul Sorvino) shaves off garlic slices with a razor and Johnny Dio (Frank Pellegrino) pan-roasts ribeyes in a jailhouse jamboree for the ages — even if Vinny (Charles Scorsese) does “put too many onions in the sauce.”


6. “Call Me By Your Name” (2017)

The "Call Me by Your Name" peach scene.
The “Call Me by Your Name” peach scene.Sony Pictures Classics

In the movie’s most infamous scene, Timothée Chalamet’s young Elio pleasures himself with a peach — after removing the rough pit, of course — and his older paramour Oliver (Armie Hammer) teasingly tries to sample the forbidden fruit’s new, um, topping. Elio tries to stop him, leading to a tender embrace as Elio sobs and implores, “I don’t want you to go.” The scene is more of a heartbreaking moment than a sexual tour de force between two doomed lovers who will inevitably be torn apart. But the peach brings anticipatory heat for the viewer, who is initially left to wonder, “Is Oliver really going to taste it?” Food porn sure doesn’t get any juicier — or more intimate — than that.


7. “Pulp Fiction” (1994)

“Pulp Fiction’s” immortal Big Kahuna Burger sceneMiramax Films

Few scenes have etched themselves into culinary lore like Samuel L. Jackson’s hamburger gambit in Quentin Tarantino’s opus. For the uninitiated, this mouthwatering scene involves two-hitmen, played by Jackson and John Travolta, shaking down a ring of fast food-loving criminals. To get them to cough up the money, Jackson eats their lunch for them, all while giving an impromptu food review. An intimidation audit might not sound like a recipe for a great food scene, but Jackson’s performance made us crave Big Kahuna Burger nonetheless. Alas, the Hawaiian-themed fast-food chain doesn’t exist in real life.


8. “Like Water For Chocolate” (1992)

Tita prepares a libido-boosting speedball of doves in rose petal sauceMiramax Films

You could hold a college symposium on the sex metaphors expressed in this Mexican “coming” of age flick’s food — they’re more abundant than in “Caligula.” The climax comes when the sexually-repressed Tita (Lumi Cavazos) cooks squabs in some ravishing rose petal sauce, making her sisters Rosaura (Yareli Arizmendi) and Gertrudis (Claudette Maillé ) fall head-over-heels in “dove.”


9. “When Harry Met Sally” (1989)

Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal in "When Harry Met Sally."
Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal in “When Harry Met Sally.”©Columbia Pictures/courtesy Everett

It’s not so much that the Katz’ pastrami sandwich at the heart of one of cinema’s most iconic scenes is particularly alluring. If we’re being honest, it looks a little dry. It could maybe use some mustard. But the “When Harry Met Sally” moment is nevertheless pornographic, thanks to Sally’s titillating quest to make a deli full of onlookers want what she was having. The Meg Ryan performance’s enduring legacy has inspired decades of fans to have a go at it themselves, says owner Jake Dell. “It happens at least once a week, if not more, and more likely at 3 in the morning than 3 in the afternoon,” Dell told The Post in 2019. “It’s from men, women, people young and old. We’ve seen everyone do it.”


10. “The Lunchbox” (2013)

Ila (Nimrat Kaur) preps Paneer Kofta Masala (cheese ball curry)Sony Pictures Classics

When it comes to food porn, this Indian film is the culinary Kama Sutra. The basic premise is a young woman (Nimrat Kaur) sending homemade lunches to her working husband via Mumbai’s Harvard-acclaimed “dabbawallah system where bike couriers deliver food to customers in metal tiffins. However, through miscommunication, her sumptuous scratch-made meals inadvertently end up at the house of an elderly widower (Irrfan Yaseen Khan). Suffice to say, her delicious food prompts the heartsick retiree to try and track down the source of such scrumptiousness. With alluring Indian classics such as Bharwan Karela (stuffed bitter gourd) and Paneer Kofta Masala (cheese ball curry), how can we blame him?


11. “Eat Drink Man Woman” (1994)

Mr. Chu (Sihung Lung) prepares a medley of mouthwatering Chinese classicsThe Samuel Goldwyn Company

The title for Ang Lee’s Taiwanese coming-of-age flick is based on the saying “man’s primary desires are to eatdrink, and have sex” from the Chinese classic “Book Of Rites.” So it’s no surprise that food and sex are intertwined like spicy beef noodles in this family comedy. EDMW’s eats are less aphrodisiacs than adhesives the aging patriarch (Sihung Lung) uses to keep his family together amidst his headstrong daughters’ pursuing life and love. With daddy whipping up everything from braised pork belly to Peking Duck, it’s a wonder they leave the house at all.


12. “Parasite” (2019)

The Ram-Dom scene from “Parasite”Neon

What does the South Korean elite crave? Some pretty delicious dishes, like Ram-Don — local slang for jjapaguri — a stonerific speedball of two instant noodle packs in one bowl. In Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar-winning movie, the rudimentary dish comes with several slices of high-end Wagyu beef, symbolizing the clash of rich and poor in the film. Best of all, you can make this dish easily at home by viewing the plethora of YouTube cooking tutorials. (Also food-related: Joon-Ho’s film sparked sales of a cult-favorite potato chip from Spain.)

 


13. “9 1/2 Weeks” (1986)

It’s the infamous soft-core scene that put the “mmmmmm” into S&M. The domineering Mickey Rourke empties the fridge to hand-feed Kim Basinger everything from syrup-dripping maraschino cherries to, well, cough syrup in director Adrian Lyne’s erotic drama based on Elizabeth McNeil’s cult classic kink memoir.


14. “Babette’s Feast” (1987)

The titular Babette serves what The Post once declared “arguably the most famous meal ever committed to celluloid.”

During the late 19th century, a strict religious community in a Danish village takes in a French refugee (the late Stéphane Audran, who earned a BAFTA nod for her haunting performance) from the Franco-Prussian War as a servant to the late pastor’s old maid daughters in this winner of the Oscar for what used to be known as the “Best Foreign Language” film.

A long-time cook (for a couple of old maids and a church congregation) wins the lottery — and spends the money preparing a delicious dinner for them all to share. In the end, the film’s official plot synopsis says it all: “More than just a feast, the meal is an outpouring of Babette’s appreciation, an act of self-sacrifice. Babette tells no one that she is spending her entire winnings on the meal.”

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