August 19th, 2014

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Cardinal Capaldi: "[Doctor Who] is part of my DNA."



Peter Capaldi is a massive fan of Doctor Who.

The Oscar winner's passion for our weird, wonderful little sci-fi show is obvious the moment when, on set in Cardiff, he starts to speak about the upcoming series eight. His love of the BBC drama as a younger man is a trivia nugget that the media has seized upon ever since he was first unveiled as the new Doctor in August 2013.

"It was weird but wonderful. It wasn't what I signed up for!"


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Doctor Who returns to BBC One this Saturday (August 23) at 7.50pm with feature-length premiere 'Deep Breath'.

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The lead single 'Gold' taken from Australian electronic music producer Chet Faker debut album 'Built In Glass' is both haunting and beautiful. And the music video captures the atmosphere perfectly, check it out below.



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ONTD, what have you been listening to or watching lately?
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Jessica Alba has been doing tons of promo, plus living her life, and to avoid making twelve posts a day, I've gathered them all here for you, ONTD.



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  • Jessica throws her first pitch at a Dodgers game

  • On Watch What Happens Live with Demi Lovato (photos + article on Demi mentioning Selena Gomez and Joe Jonas)

  • Interview on Latin television

  • On Good Morning, America

  • Maxim Magazine cover shoot

  • Jessica VS. Whitney Cummings in a game of charades on Live With Kelly & Michael

  • Candids

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Thanks Malcolm Tucker, for the new Doctor



It’s not as rare as, say, a total solar eclipse or the alignment of the planets, but the arrival of a new star on “Doctor Who” is still a significant galactic event, at least to fans of that long-running BBC science-fiction series. Last summer, Matt Smith announced that that he was leaving the lead role of the enigmatic time-and-space adventurer known as the Doctor, and the BBC said that he would be succeeded by Peter Capaldi, the Scottish actor best known to British audiences (and some Americans as well) as Malcolm Tucker, the explosively vulgar government official on the political satire “The Thick of It” and the film “In the Loop.”

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Katie Holmes shares memories from her childhood + comments on Robin Williams' death

Katie Holmes leaves CBS Studios after giving an interview for her movie The Giver in New York City. “Well, I grew up in the Midwest, and I have such fond memories of every single Christmas. So, what really hit me in [The Giver] was seeing Jonas go sledding, because I remember that so distinctly in my childhood; that sense of freedom, wonder, and awe. [Laughs] It usually meant a snow day and just so much fun,” Katie shared to Refinery29.



She recently commented on the tragic death of Robin Williams to E! News: “It’s so awful, so awful. It’s just shocking. I’m just so sorry for his family and friends. He made us all ride so high. He brought such laughter and joy to us for so many years.”


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Meet the official Celebrity Big Brother cast



14 famous faces made their way into the Celebrity Big Brother house.


The Big Brother house has been Hoovered, the Diary Room has had a lick of paint and Emma Willis has bought a new frock. Tonight, a whole new bunch celebrities will be waving their way down the aisle and over to the slidey doors of doom as they enter this series of Celebrity Big Brother.

Gary Busey - Actor
Stephanie Pratt - The Hills
Frenchy - Rock of Love
Leslie Jordan - Will & Grace / American Horror Story
Edele Lynch - B*Witched Singer
Kellie Maloney - Lennox Lewis' Manager
Ricci Guarnaccio - Geordie Shore
George Gilbey - Gogglebox
James Jordan - Strictly Come Dancing
Lauren Goodger - TOWIE
Audley Harrison - Olympic Boxer
Claire King - Emmerdale
David McIntosh - Kelly Brook's Lover
White Dee - Benefits Street



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'True Blood' actor Jim Parrack likes to drink blood in real life

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This "True Blood" actor is bloodthirsty. Literally.

Jim Parrack, who plays human Hoyt Fortenberry on the HBO show, told Vulture that he enjoys a little real-life blood-sucking every once in a while.

"I was being literal. I like the real deal," Parrack told Vulture. Why? "Um, I guess for the same reason some people want alcohol? Or for the same reason some people want, I don't know...milk? Or Kool-Aid?"

Parrack said he doesn't drink blood regularly like the vampires on "True Blood," but indulges in his strange habit just "a couple times a year."

"It's more like on an impulse," the actor explained. "When you make me spell it out like this, it sounds strange...I guess the best way to put it is sometimes I just like the way it tastes."

The 33-year-old doesn't like just anyone's blood and seeing blood at the butcher doesn't interest him either. Instead, he prefers the blood of his beloved, which currently his fiancée "Hunger Games" actress Leven Rambin.

"I'm absolutely particular," he said. "It does something to you emotionally. It's hard to describe."

ONTD, do you ever like the taste of blood?

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Casey Kasem's Family and Friends Try to Stop His Burial in Norway

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The children, family and friends of broadcast legend Casey Kasem have not backed down in their ongoing struggle with his wife, Jean Kasem. In a letter signed by 20 of his closest friends and family members, the country of Norway was formally asked to deny Jean's request to have her husband buried there.

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Wow this is getting to be a real clusterfuck.  There is something wrong with Jean Kasem and I wonder what is taking so long for the DA to charge her with elder abuse.  She's basically hiding evidence and obstructing justice.  Why isn't she thrown in jail?  Poor Casey!

Justin Hartley Joins The Young and the Restless



The Young and the Restless has finally found its Adam Newman! TV Guide Magazine can exclusively report that, after an extensive casting search, the part of the presumed-dead Genoa City troublemaker has gone to former Smallville and Revenge star Justin Hartley. The actor will report for work at the CBS soap in late September and is scheduled to hit the air during November sweeps.

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Lady Gaga & Tony Bennet Premiere New Jazz Song + Reveal Album Tracklisting!

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Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have released another song from their upcoming jazz album Cheek to Cheek!

Fans in North America can now download the song on iTunes and pre-order Cheek to Cheek, while for the rest of the world, the new music will be available tomorrow, August 20th. Here’s the tracklisting:

1. Anything Goes – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
2. Cheek to Cheek – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
3. Don’t Wait Too Long – Tony Bennett
4. I Can’t Give You Anything But Love – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
5. Nature Boy – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
6. Goody Goody – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
7. Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye – Lady Gaga
8. Firefly – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
9. I Won’t Dance – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
10. They All Laughed – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
11. Lush Life – Lady Gaga
12. Sophisticated Lady – Tony Bennett
13. Let’s Face the Music and Dance – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
14. But Beautiful – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
15. It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
16. Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) [Live from Jazz At Lincoln Center] – Lady Gaga

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First Look at Paul Rudd as Scott Lang in 'Ant-Man'



Paul Rudd is going on a superhero's journey in the new Marvel Studios movie Ant-Man, although these days he's looking decidedly unheroic.

Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man (in theaters July 17, 2015) began production in San Francisco Monday, but by the looks of the first image from the movie, with Rudd's hoodie-clad, unshaven Scott Lang skulking around the Golden Gate Bridge next to a decrepit van, he has a ways to go before he's on the level of the Avengers.

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Delightful Seraphim Florrie's Acoustic Vers. of Little White Lies!

Extraordinary sprite of amazing pop, Florrie, has delivered a magnificent acoustic version of her new single, Little White Lies. Little White Lies was released earlier this week, and its EP package (buy HERE!) contains several remixes including one by Florrie herself, as well as new edits of her classique songs - Give Me Your Love, and Left Too Late.


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Time: Taylor Swift is basic, cliché, conformist and predictable without any sense of irony



“Shake It Off” was pulled out of the empowerment part of that cycle: this time the tune shakes off all the haters’ insults. But the song also attempts to make her even more mainstream. She’s not even a little bit country: she’s the dictionary definition of pop star. What can we expect from a new T-Swift album? Think the sonic version of drinking a pumpkin spice latte in Uggs while watching Sex and the City.

We saw this coming two years ago with “22.” In fact, loving Taylor Swift and the song “22” is a large portion of BuzzFeed’s “How Basic Are You?” quiz, as is Diet Coke—for which Swift is the spokesperson! (For the uninitiated, someone who is basic is cliché, conformist and predictable without any sense of irony. Here’s a great explainer.) But Red tenuously held on to some folksy roots. That and her adorable awkwardness kept her from being Katy Perry.
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Zac Efron Gets Sweaty on Set of 'We Are Your Friends'

Zac Efron keeps up the pace of his run while on the set of We Are Your Friends in Los Angeles on Monday afternoon (August 18).
The 26-year-old actor, who stars as Cole in the upcoming flick, rocked out to some tunes with a pair of headphones.
Deadline reports that Wes Bentley just joined the flick and will play James, a wealthy, binge-drinking DJ who takes Cole (Efron) under his wing and mentors him to success in the world of EDM.


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Adrianne Palicki cast as Bobbi Morse on SHIELD

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ABC's Agents of SHIELD is bringing in another character from the comics.

Friday Night Lights favorite and comic book fan Adrianne Palicki has been tapped to guest-star as Marvel super spy Bobbi Morse, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Best known to comics fans as Mockingbird, Palicki will appear in the fifth episode of the Marvel procedural with the potential to return; the episode will find her popping in perhaps not as an ally to Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team.

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Not Every Black Celebrity Has to Take a Stand on Ferguson



Demanding that every black celebrity with a hit single or Twitter following say something about Ferguson implies that Michael Brown's murder is a minority issue—not a human rights one.


There are many people who have yet to be held adequately responsible in Ferguson, Missouri. America is starving for information from the higher-ups that allowed and condoned police brutality in Ferguson, and simultaneously calling for Michael Brown’s killer to be tried and punished accordingly. But amid this cry for justice and accountability is a stranger, less logical expectation of vocal activism and admonishment from the most visible members of the hip-hop community.

This misguided notion that hip-hop heavyweights aren’t doing enough was particularly apparent in the mass disappointment leveled at St. Louis rapper Nelly in the wake of the incident. Now, Nelly is not famous for his political activism or preoccupation with African-American issues. Nelly is “famous” for songs like “Hot in Herre” and “Air Force Ones.” While Nelly has made his name promoting Apple Bottom Jeans, not social justice, the fact of his blackness combined with his former zip code was apparently enough to make Nelly’s absence from Ferguson social media activism both apparent and abhorrent.


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Kevin Smith and Johnny Depp Team for Action-Adventure 'Yoga Hosers'

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Johnny Depp and Kevin Smith are teaming up for what is being dubbed a “comic book movie” and are bringing their daughters with them.

This week, Smith will start principal photography on Yoga Hosers, an action-adventure movie that will star Depp, his daughter Lily-Rose Depp, and Smith's daugther Harley Quinn Smith.

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NO SIMS 4 REVIEWS UNTIL AFTER THE RELEASE


It sounds as if, to avoid any pre-release criticism, EA might be falling back on the corny old tactic of withholding review copies of The Sims 4 until release day. That’s what’s being reported by IGN reviews editor Dan Stapleton, at any rate.

"Looks like there’ll be no The Sims 4 reviews until after it’s out. EA tells me no one’s getting access ahead of release. I’m nervous."  —Dan Stapleton, IGN’s Review Editor

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MTV renews Finding Carter for a second season

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MTV is keeping closer tabs on Finding Carter.

The youth-skewing network has renewed the scripted drama starring Kathryn Prescott for a second season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The drama about a teenager who learns that her mother abducted her as a child will return for a second round of 12 episodes. Bones' Emily Silver created the series, which is exec produced by Terri Minsky, Deborah Spera, Maria Grasso and Alexander Motlagh.

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Game Journalists Exchange Positive Press for Sex - Is Anyone Surprised?



Here’s a doozey of a story for you. If you’re not a huge fan of Kotaku or the infamous social justice warrior / indie developer Zoe Quinn, you’re in for a treat. There’s even a bit about bearded loudmouth Phil Fish. How did such a huge scandal unfold? Well let’s start at the beginning. Zoe Quinn is an indie game developer responsible for the recently published Depression Quest (which I said some nice things about here). It turns out that Zoe has become somewhat infamous online, often accused of playing the victim to gain publicity. Speculation turned to accusation yesterday, when Zoe’s ex-boyfriend make a post on his own blog, accusing her (with proof) of cheating with a number of prominent industry figures. Among them was current Kotaku writer Nathan Grayson, apparently solicitating sexual favours for positive press.

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Craig Ferguson to host new early evening talk show


There’s more news from the late-night shuffle, and this time  it should be comforting to fans of quirky “Late Late Show” host Craig Ferguson.

Ferguson is close to reaching a deal for a new, half-hour, 7 p.m. syndicated talk show that will begin airing next fall. Tribune Media Services will distribute the show. Ferguson is expected to bring his “Late Late Show” executive producer Michael Naidus and robot skeleton puppet Geoff with him, according to the Associated Press.

Ferguson will also begin hosting “Celebrity Name Game,” another syndicated show that starts next month. The Hollywood Reporter offered a description: “The game show is based on the board game Identity Crisis. Celebrities are teamed with contestants to identify famous names (actors, singers, athletes, pop culture figures, politicians, cartoon characters, etc.).”

We first learned that Ferguson, 52, would be leaving his current gig at CBS shortly after it was announced that Stephen Colbert would be taking over David Letterman’s “Late Show” hosting duties next year. James Corden is the suspected frontrunner to replace Ferguson on the “Late Late Show.”

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Michael Myers Returns In ‘Halloween: The Next Chapter’

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The Michael Myers legacy will continue on when Dimension Films, along with producer Malek S. Akkad, gear up for the latest entry in the Halloween franchise.

Back in May we exclusively reported that the next film was happening, and it was confirmed by the official website. Now, there’s a bit more clarity as Schmoeville reports that the title – as of this writing – is Halloween: The Next Chapter.
They say the film is a fresh new take on the Halloween legacy that will be a companion to the Zombie movies, which may or may not confirm Scout Taylor-Compton’s premature casting announcement. New writers are attached and expected to turn in draft this fall. This is when (presumably) the Weinstein Company will once again change their mind and go in yet another direction.

John Carpenter’s 1978 classic followed a psychotic murderer institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, who escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.

Zombie told a similar tale, while mixing in plenty of Zombie-isms. The sequel went in a more personal and brutal direction. It should be interesting to see what this Next Chapter is, but I like the homage to Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter…

What's your favorite scary movie? Any funny scary movie stories?

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Katy Perry, Rihanna & Coldplay on Super Bowl Halftime Shortlist



The National Football League doesn't usually pay the act that performs at halftime during the Super Bowl. But in a twist this year, the league has asked artists under consideration for the high-profile gig to pay to play, according to people familiar with the matter.

The NFL has narrowed down the list of potential performers for the 2015 Super Bowl to three candidates: Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Coldplay, these people said. While notifying the artists' camps of their candidacy, league representatives also asked at least some of the acts if they would be willing to contribute a portion of their post-Super Bowl tour income to the league, or if they would make some other type of financial contribution, in exchange for the halftime gig.

The pay-to-play suggestion got a chilly reception from the candidates' representatives, these people said.

NFL spokeswoman Joanna Hunter said the league's contracts with performers were confidential and that its only goal was "to put on the best possible show."

As for the lineup, she said, "when we have something to announce, we'll announce it." Super Bowl XLIX is to be played outside Phoenix on Feb. 1.

It's unclear how much money the NFL was seeking, and whether it would likely have amounted to more or less than the extra income the chosen performer might stand to generate from the exposure. No decision has been made yet and it is possible another act could be selected.

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Kevin Hart’s Ex-Wife Torrei claims when Black Men reach a Level of Success, they date Light Skinned

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And the conversation about team light skinned and team dark skinned continues.

Kevin Hart‘s ex-wife Torrie Hart who filed for divorce from the movie star when he cheated years back, is speaking out yet again.
In May, Torrei made headlines after bashing Kevin’s model girlfriend Eniko Parrish.

In an interview with Cherise Nicole, the VH1 Atlanta Exes star talked about getting over Kevin and why black date outside their race when they become successful.

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Henry Cavill Hides Superman Costume Under Robe on 'Batman V Superman' Set

Henry Cavill sports a black robe over his Superman costume while walking on the set of his upcoming movie Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice on Monday (August 18) in Detroit, Mich.

It was recently announced that the release date for the 31-year-old English actor’s film has been moved up from May 2016 to March 25, 2016.

When Henry isn’t filming Batman v Superman, he has been busy doing charity work in Europe and was recently named the ambassador for the Durrell Wildlife Park.
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Billy Crudup, Ezra Miller, Michael Angarano to Star in ‘Stanford Prison Experiment’

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Kyle Patrick Alvarez (“C.O.G.”) will direct the movie for financiers Sandbar Pictures and Abandon Features

After more than a decade in development, a movie about the infamous “Stanford Prison Experiment” is finally moving forward with Billy Crudup, Ezra Miller and Michael Angarano set to star and “C.O.G.” filmmaker Kyle Patrick Alvarez (“C.O.G.”) directing, TheWrap has learned.

Sandbar Pictures and Abandon Features are financing the indie project, which Brent Emery and Lizzie Friedman are producing with Greg Little, Lauren Bratman and “The Hurt Locker” star Brian Geraghty.

The film is based on the landmark experiment conducted at Stanford University in the summer of 1971, in which randomly-chosen 19 and 20-year-old students were divided into camps of either prison guards or prisoners. The experiment was meant to last two weeks, but it was cut short due to the level of cruelty and sadism that erupted among the participants.

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ONTD fave & soon-to-be A-lister Adam Driver shares some of his wisdom & life story with GQ

"Life's shitty, and we're all gonna die. You have friends, and they die. You have a disease, someone you care about has a disease, Wall Street people are scamming everyone, the poor get poorer, the rich get richer. That’s what we're surrounded by all the time. We don't understand why we're here, no one's giving us an answer, religion is vague, your parents can't help because they're just people, and it's all terrible, and there's no meaning to anything. What a terrible thing to process! Every. Day. And then you go to sleep. But then sometimes, things can suspend themselves for like a minute, and then every once in a while there’s something where you find a connection."


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Harry Styles turned down a Weinstein movie starring Cara Delevigne



He's pretty much the most in demand person on the planet.

So it's not a massive surprise that Harry Styles was offered a role in a major Hollywood film... although it is a *little* surprising that he turned it down!

Movie boss Harvey Weinstein - who basically owns the film industry - has revealed that he wanted the One Direction star to have a part in new project Tulip Fever but he said no.
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Here's some LGBTQ folks to stan! (Buy "FEVA" on iTunes now!), etc. Except maybe Kristine W, having taken a peek at her Twitter she may not be, but she's something of an icon in dance music anyway.

And did any of my fellow South Bay ONTDers make it out?


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Malcolm Tucker and the Unbaked Gingerbread Man to reunite

Capaldi's debut series will end with a The Thick of it reunion. Meanwhile, Addison is the bookies' second favourite to take over as a full-time companion should Jenna Coleman leave the show.



Chris Addison will once again share the screen with his former The Thick of it co-star Peter Capaldi, but this time in a Doctor Who guest role.

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Chris Brown and Karrueche are back together! Also announces a joint douchebag tour with Trey Songz!



The on/off couple - who were believed to have ended their three-year relationship earlier this month - have reunited after the 25-year-old singer told the model that he would curb his wild partying and treat her better.

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Chris Brown and Trey Songz anounce joint tour



R&B stars Chris Brown and Trey Songz are teaming up for a joint tour.

The Virginia natives are hitting the road this autumn, and the two took to their Instagram.com accounts to make the announcement.


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Benedict Cumberbatch cast as the voice of Shere Khan in Andy Serkis' Jungle Book



Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast as the voice of Shere Khan in a live-action adaptation of Jungle Book made by Warner Bros that will compete against another live-action version made by Disney.

The Warner Bros version, Jungle Book: Origins, will be the directorial debut of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit actor Andy Serkis, with Sherlock star Cumberbatch set to lend his imperious tones to the infamous man-eating tiger, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The voice of Shere Khan in the Disney film will be performed by Luther star Idris Elba, under director Jon Favreu. The Disney version – announced earlier this year – is fully cast whereas Cumberbatch is the first name to be announced for Serkis' take on Rudyard Kipling’s story.

To have two similar films in production from two different studios is nothing new, of course. In 1991, there was Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and Robin Hood; in 1998, there was Antz and A Bug's Life, and in 2012, there were two takes on the Snow White fairy tale, Mirror Mirror and Snow White and the Huntsmen. There are many reasons for it, mostly to do with a topical story or a screenplay being sent around to many studios.

Disney’s Jungle Book will be out October 2015, while the Warner Bros version slated for October 2016.

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Arrow: Matt Ward cast as Simon Lacroix aka Komodo



Arrow is loading up on its villains for season three. Matt Ward (TRON: Legacy and Hellcats) has been tapped to play Simon Lacroix, otherwise known as DC Comics villain Komodo, EW has learned exclusively.

In DC Comics’ New 52, Simon is an archer and adversary of Green Arrow. On Arrow, he’s a deadly mercenary using the code name Komodo, who wreaks havoc in Starling City.
Komodo’s introduction comes as the show makes a move to connect the villains-of-the-week more closely to the overarching story.

“Yes, he’s the villain-of-the-week for the second week of the show, but you’ll see that Team Arrow’s pursuit of him is part and parcel of a season-long storyline,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim says. “You’re going to know what happens to Komodo at the end of the episode, but it will be a little bit tied in better with the season-long mythology than villain-of-the-week episodes have done in the past.”

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Chris Kluwe, Vikings settle out of court



Calling his settlement with the Minnesota Vikings an opportunity "to do a lot of good for a lot of people," Chris Kluwe announced his fight with the team is over.

The Vikings and Kluwe's attorney Clayton Halunen announced Tuesday morning that they had reached a settlement to resolve the former punter's allegations of homophobic behavior by the team. It put the issue to rest 7½ months after Kluwe first published his allegations and avoids the prospect of a lengthy legal battle.

The Vikings had initially announced a $100,000 contribution to charities that support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender causes, and they will make additional contributions to five LGBT-friendly charities over the next five years. The team will also enhance sensitivity training that is already required throughout the organization.

The parties did not announce the financial terms of the settlement, but Kluwe said he will not receive any money.

"Everyone knows the numbers we've been talking about. It's a substantial commitment to LGBT causes," said Halunen, who had initially asked for a $1 million charitable donation.

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Celebrities opening checkbooks for Democratic candidates in midterm elections



Hollywood is pouring money into the midterm elections. A-listers including Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Barbra Streisand are coughing up blockbuster bucks, according to Federal Election Commission data collected and analyzed by The Hill.

The donations are largely aimed at keeping the Senate in Democratic hands. Republicans, who have the political winds at their backs, need to pick up six seats to win control of the upper chamber.

J.J. Abrams, Jack Black, Danny DeVito, Jennifer Garner, Steven Spielberg, Steve Martin, Tom Hanks, Jerry Seinfeld, Mike Myers, Jon Hamm, America Ferrera, Aaron Sorkin, Ben Stiller, Diane Lane, Rainn Wilson, Lily Tomlin, Ron Howard, Tommy Hilfiger, Eva Longoria and Chris Rock are among the celebrities to donate money to Democratic candidates.

"In general, midterm elections do not bring a lot of celebrity donations,” Steven J. Ross, a history professor at the University of Southern California said. The author of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated, “Hollywood Left and Right: How Movie Stars Shaped American Politics,” says midterm elections are considered “less glamorous” to stars. “I think if they give, they want to give in a celebrity context, which means the presidential election."

All this partisan giving could come at a price for celebrities who crave mass appeal at the box office. But veteran Hollywood publicist and author Michael Levine says unless one of his clients is donating to someone “tremendously controversial,” he wouldn’t necessarily advise against it. I think it’s completely dependent on their long term agenda. If their long-term agenda is to be a political, cultural force in America, then making donations is fine. If having access to politicians and leaders is important to them, then I think it’s fine.”

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Shameless & Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Star Noel Fisher Is Engaged!

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No shame here! Shameless actor Noel Fisher is engaged to his longtime girlfriend Layla Alizada, his rep confirms exclusively to Us Weekly.

"Noel asked Layla to marry him when they were vacationing at the St. Regis in Bora Bora in mid-May," a source tells Us of how the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles actor proposed. "They're thrilled!" the insider adds.

Fisher, 30, is best known for playing the complex, unconventional, gay character Mickey Milkovich on Showtime's Shameless. He also appeared in the final Twilight movie and stars as Michelangelo in TMNT.

His wife-to-be, meanwhile, is an actress who has had roles on various TV shows. They met while they were filming the series Godiva's back in 2005.

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Damn, baby girl waited 9 years for that ring! He better have doled out the cash for a nice one.
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‘Insurgent’ Trailer Release Date: Official Teaser To Premiere With ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay’

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“Hunger Games” filmgoers will be the first to get a glimpse of the highly anticipated “Divergent” sequel this fall, Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE: LGF) CEO Jon Feltheimer has confirmed. Feltheimer announced the studio’s decision to premiere the first official trailer for the Shailene Woodley-led film “Insurgent” alongside “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” on Nov. 21 during the company’s fiscal 2015 first-quarter earnings conference last Friday.

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