Former Doctor Who Matt Smith has signed on to star in the movie adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's novel Pride & Prejudice & Zombies. Smith has joined a cast that includes Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote and Douglas Booth. The actor will play a suitor for the film's heroine Liz Bennett, portrayed by James. The film and Smith's book are both based on Jane Austen's classic Pride and Prejudice.
The off-Broadway adaptation of American Psycho has hit a roadblock after the show's commercial backers pulled out of the musical. The Second Stage Theatre production was slated to debut next year (15), but bosses at the the company have since opted not to move forward with the production.
A statement from Artistic Director Carole Rothman reads, "We are disappointed that we will not be producing American Psycho this season, but the rights holders, Act 4 Entertainment, have decided to not move forward with the production at Second Stage.
"We will be announcing a new production in its place in the coming weeks."
Benjamin Walker was set to to play serial killer Patrick Bateman in the Second Stage Theatre adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' controversial 1991 novel. The cancellation could suggest backers are planning to move forward with a full Broadway run.
The musical, written by Duncan Sheik and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, won rave reviews during a sold-out run in London's West End earlier this year (14). It featured former Doctor Who Matt Smith.
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Our favorite segment of Jimmy Kimmel Live! came back last night to celebrate the first game of the NFL season. Jimmy Kimmel introduced us to "Mean Tweets - NFL Edition," and it's easily the best edition of "Mean Tweets" we've seen yet on the show (except for Jimmy's own tweet about Matt Damon). Twitter users do not spare any feelings in this round of tweets.
Check out the hilarious sketch below:
Good on these athletes to take these insults so well, we can't imagine it's easy reading hateful things about yourself. But they were able to laugh along with the rest of us at the ridiculous things people will say on Twitter.
Some of our favorites are:
"F**K YOU DWIGHT FREENEY. I HOPE YOUR FOOT RIPS OFF IN THIS GAME YOU D**K."
"DeSean Jackson seems like no matter how much money he makes he won't stop shopping at Express."
"Isn't Steve Smith like 50 years old?"
- "No, actually I'm 35" (direct quote from Steve Smith)
"Did Brandon Marshall really cry in his post game interview?? Grow some balls bro."
But the best Mean Tweet (and reaction) of them all was:
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New Doctor Who Peter Capaldi got some helpful tips on how to cope with the pressure of the iconic role from a very useful source - previous Time Lords Matt Smith and David Tennant. The Scottish actor, 56, took over from Smith, 31, in the hit sci-fi TV series last year (13) and his full debut as the time-travelling adventurer aired in the U.K. and U.S. last weekend (23-24Aug14).
He had previously told how landing the part was a childhood dream come true, but now he has confessed he was secretly terrified of taking on the role and received some wise words of advice from a previous and much younger incumbent.
Capaldi tells British newspaper The Sun, "I think I would have found this difficult when I was Matt's age. At that age, I was less assured as an actor than he is and not so in touch with my skills. I was watching him the other night in an old episode - he has such a magic and wisdom about him. And he's been a big help to me. Both he and David Tennant have been tremendously helpful."
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George Clooney has been named Hollywood's most-gracefully ageing male for refusing to dye his greying hair.
The Ocean's Eleven star, 53, topped a list of Tinseltown's leading 'MAGs' - Men Ageing Gracefully - in a survey by a leading U.K. hair transplant centre. His close pal Brad Pitt, 50, came second in the list of male stars who have stayed sexy with age, and Johnny Depp, 51, was placed third.
The top five was rounded out by James Bond hunk Daniel Craig, 46, and Australian star Hugh Jackman, 45.
The survey of 1,000 movie fans was conducted on behalf of the Crown Clinic in Manchester, England and featured dozens of male stars over 40 who have embraced ageing.
Crown Clinic surgeon Asim Shahmalak says, "Clooney is a worthy winner. He has been a global sex symbol for 20 years and he has just as many female fans now as when he first emerged on (TV series) ER. He has happily embraced middle age and looks just as sexy as a brooding silver fox as he did as a hunky young doctor in his breakthrough role. "What is striking about the survey is that every single 'MAG' has a full head of hair. It's a sad fact but nothing ages a man like losing his hair. (This) survey shows that baldness can age a man by as much as 10 years."
The rest of the top ten featured Matt Damon, Matthew McConaughey, Will Smith, Sean Penn, and Colin Firth.
If you haven't heard of the ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge" yet, you've probably been offline for the last week or so. Hello, here to fill you in! The challenge is meant to help raise awareness, and donations, for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. To participate, you are supposed to videotape yourself while pouring a bucket of ice water on your head, then nominate your friends to take the challenge. Recently, more and more celebrities have been participating and nominating their celebrity friends. It's been raising a lot of awareness, as well as creating a lot of hot men in wet t-shirts.
Draco Malfoy (I'm sorry, Tom Felton)
Nominated: Ron Weasley (okay, sorry again, Rupter Grint), Josh Gordon, and Paul Hodge
Nominated: His 3rd grade teacher Don Padget, his first acting coach in New York Bob Luke, and his teacher Pat Jackson.
Nominated: Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer, Jamie Bell, Frank Grillo, Anthony Mackie, and Sebastian Stan
Nominated: Irving Azoff, Kanye West, and Susan Sarandon
Nominated: Prince Harry
Nominated: Sophia Smith, Pharrell Williams, John C. Reilly, and Will Ferrell
Nominated: Cub Swanson, Peter Tunney, and Olivia Culpo
Nominated: Nick Jonas, Alex Pettyfer, Nelly, Alanna Masterson, and Diplo
Nominated: Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska, and Marilyn Manson
Nominated: Robert Pattinson, Matthew McConaughey, and Eric The Actor
Nominated: Woody Harrelson, Josh Hutcherson, and Matt Niven
Eddie Redmayne & Jamie Dornan
Eddie Nominated: Sally Light and Jamie Dornan
Jamie Nominated: Andrew Garfield
Nominated: Jeremy Renner, Chris Evans, and Mark Ruffalo
Robert Downey Jr.
Nominated: Chris Hemsworth and Vincent D'Onofrio
Nominated: Louis Tomlinson, John Terry, and Novak Djokovic
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Nominated: Gregory Smith, Nick Offerman, and Dave Bautista
Nominated: Benedict Cumberbatch and Luke Evans
Nominated: John Green, Nat Wolff, and Dylan O'Brien
Nominated: Joe Maganiello
Nomiated: Jimmy Fallon, Steve Higgns, and The Roots
Nominated: Mark Wahlberg, Channing Tatum, and Brad Slater
Check back to see if some of these other Hollywood hotties have taken the challenge! Tweet us which celebrity you want to see take part in #ALSIceBucketChallenge!
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New Doctor Who Peter Capaldi received a huge vote of confidence from U.S. fans of the sci-fi show on Thursday (14Aug14) when he attended a premiere event for the new season. The Scottish actor, who has taken over Time Lord duties from Matt Smith, joined co-star Jenna Coleman and writer Steven Moffat at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York, and thousands of eager fans were there to greet him.
Capaldi's official debut as the new Doctor, which will hit TV screens later this month (Aug14), became a hot ticket item when all 900 seats for the premiere screening sold out in less than one minute.
The actor, who posed for photos with fans on the Tardis-blue carpet, revealed how he prepared to play an iconic TV character, explaining, "Once I became the Doctor, I invited Matt to lunch to discuss the role and he arrived on crutches. I said, 'What happened to you?' and he said, 'The show, mate'."
He added, "Matt Smith and (former Doctor Who) David Tennant have both been very kind and helpful to me. I often talk to them and text them and ask for advice. It's a very small club, we talk about stuff that only doctors can talk about."
Capaldi made a brief appearance on the BBC's highest-rated series in November (14) as part of the show's 50th anniversary episode.
Capaldi and Coleman kicked off the first ever global Doctor Who tour earlier this month (Aug14) and they will also make stops in London, Seoul, Sydney, Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro to promote the show.
Actor Benjamin Walker has reportedly been cast as the lead of the upcoming Broadway musical American Psycho. The Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter star has been tapped to play serial killer Patrick Bateman in the stage adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' controversial 1991 novel, according to Deadline.com.
The musical, written by Duncan Sheik and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, recently achieved a sold-out run in London's West End and featured former Doctor Who Matt Smith in his stage debut.
Walker is no stranger to Broadway - last year (13), he starred alongside Scarlett Johansson in the revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and also played the title role in the musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.
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The team behind the new Terminator film has kept almost everything tightly under wraps. With the exception of a series of nerd-friendly casting announcements — Emilia Clarke, Matt Smith, Dayo Okeniyi, Jai Courtney, Arnold Schwarzenegger — and the absolute minimum of plot details — it's not a direct follow-up to 2009's Terminator Salvation — fans have been kept in the dark about the latest installment. And considering what Schwarzenegger revealed on Wednesday, perhaps that was for the best. See, the new film isn't called Terminator: Genesis as we had all originally assumed. No, the correct spelling (and we do use that phrase lightly) is Terminator: Genisys.
Just allow that to sink in for a second. Revel in the rage it brings your grammatically-correct heart, and wait for the twitch in your eye to die down. That is indeed the title of the fifth installment of the Terminator franchise. Why is it spelled this way, other than send every copy editor on the planet into a tail-spin of frustration, we have no idea. What we do know, however, is that this is just the latest in a long long of aneurism-inducing misspelled titles — so while you're all worked up, why not take a look at some of the most incomprehensibly obnoxious movie title misspellings of all time. If it makes you feel better, you can print out this article and go over it with a red pen. We don't mind.
Terminator: Genisys Is It Relevant to the Plot? There’s no way to know just yet, but it better be. If we wasted all of our energy getting excited over this cast just to find out that it was given an obnoxiously misspelled title for no reason, we’re going to be pretty angry. Granted we’ll still probably see the movie, but it will gnaw at us. Degree of Annoying: Like when your worst friend (you know, the one you can only handle in small doses) tells you she wants to name her kids something like McKynzee or Laydien so they can be unique.
The Pursuit of Happyness Is It Relevant to the Plot? Kind of. It’s appears as some graffiti outside of Chris Gardner (Will Smith)’s son’s school, and he briefly comments on it. Ironically, that comment is about how it’s misspelled. Degree of Annoying: Like reliving that three month period where everyone was singing those two lines of “Whip My Hair” over and over all over again.
Se7en Is It Relevant to the Plot? Yes, especially since the film centers on two cops hunting down a serial killer whose crimes are related to the seven deadly sins, and the number plays a significant role in several key scenes in the film. But there’s still a less obnoxious way of getting the point across. You know, like just titling the film “Seven.” Degree of Annoying: Like when you find out that your best friend’s pretentious new boyfriend spells his band name L!kE tHi$ to be ironic.
Inglourious Basterds Is It Relevant to the Plot? Not at all. It’s basically just Quentin Tarantino being Quentin Tarantino. Degree of Annoying: Like when your roommate spills beer on the kitchen floor RIGHT AFTER you Swiffered.
Pet Sematary Is It Relevant to the Plot: Not really, but it is explained in the book it’s based on. The title refers to a sign the kids write at the beginning, and since they’re too young to know the correct spelling, that’s why they came up with. Degree of Annoying: Like sitting through a “concert” your toddler cousins are putting on, only to discover that they’ve got almost all of the words to “Let It Go” wrong.
Biutiful Is It Relevant to the Plot: Yes, it appears in the film when Uxbal (Javier Bardem) is helping his kids with their homework, written the way a native Spanish speaker would phonetically spell the word. Degree of Annoying: Like enduring a presentation from your temperamental boss where they’ve made the same grammatical error multiple times, and being unable to speak up.
Charly Is It Relevant to the Plot: Yes, that’s how Charly, who is mentally handicapped, spells his name. Degree of Annoying: Like picking up your coffee at a cafe, only to discover they’ve left off three vowels and added an unnecessary “y” to your name.
Peeples Is it Relevant to the Plot: Yes, that’s how Kerry Washington’s family spells their last name, presumably because their big fans of animal-shaped marshmallows. Degree of Annoying: Like being the barista who now has to smile their way through a confrontation with a very annoyed customer who doesn’t understand why it’s so hard to get the spelling of Jaxxsone right.
Pregnant singer Christina Aguilera has become the latest celebrity mum-to-be to bare all for a magazine cover. The Beautiful hitmaker and her fiance, Matt Rutler, are expecting a baby girl and the singer has stripped off to show her full form in a new spread for V Magazine.
In one shot, Aguilera poses completely nude and in another she covers up in a sheer white dress, exposing her breasts.
She says, "As a woman, I'm proud to embrace my body through all stages of life, staying fearless and confident in surrendering to the unknowns the future has in store."
According to V editors, the singer contacted them about the sexy shoot after asking photographer Brian Bowen Smith to capture her "blissful moments".
Aguilera also posed nude during her first pregnancy on the cover of Marie Claire in December, 2007.