Current Doctor Who star Matt Smith is to unite with past Time Lords including Tom Baker and Sylvester Mccoy at an event in London to mark the cult TV show's 50th anniversary. The actors will all appear at the 50th anniversary celebration event in the British capital in November (13), along with another former Doctor Who Colin Baker.
The convention will run over three days and feature question-and-answer sessions with cast members, a special effects display from the show's resident expert Danny Hargreaves, and masterclasses with Doctor Who's 'monster choreographer' Ailsa Burke.
The event will run from 22-24 November (13) at London's ExCeL exhibition centre, coinciding with the screening of the show's anniversary episode on 23 November (13).
The special installment will reportedly feature new castmember John Hurt as well as a reappearance by former Time Lord David Tennant and his onscreen assistant Billie Piper.
Kris Kross star Chris 'mac Daddy' Kelly died from a drug overdose, a coroner has ruled. The rapper was pronounced dead at a hospital in Atlanta, Georgia on 1 May (13) after he was found unresponsive at his home in the city.
An autopsy was carried out the next day (02May13) and now officials at the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office in Atlanta, Georgia has ruled drugs as the official cause of death following the return of toxicology results.
Kelly struggled with substance abuse for years, and reportedly used both cocaine and heroin on the eve of his passing.
His death came three months after Kelly reunited with his Kriss Kross bandmate Chris 'Daddy Mac' Smith in February (13) for a special concert to mark the 20th anniversary of producer Jermaine Dupri's label So So Def Recordings, the company the duo was signed to at the height of their fame in the early 1990s.
Bond star Ben Whishaw is adamant speculation linking him to a role in Doctor Who is wide of the mark because he is out of the running for the job. The 32 year old made his debut as gadget master Q in the last 007 movie, 2012's Skyfall, and online gossip has suggested he will be joining another British institution, cult sci-fi TV show Doctor Who to take over from current Time Lord Matt Smith.
However, Whishaw is adamant he is not among the actors in line to play the doctor, telling Britain's Daily Mail, "It's not going to be me. But I don't mind - I don't think you can be Q and Doctor Who. It would be a bit wrong."
Smith will leave the popular TV show at the end of the year (13) and speculation is rife about who will replace him, with bookmakers in Britain recently backing another James Bond star, Rory Kinnear, as favourite.
Rocker Andrew W.K. brought MTV's O Music Awards to a close with a bang on Thursday (20Jun13) when he set a new world record by drumming for 24 hours straight. The She Is Beautiful hitmaker set up his kit in the Oakley store in New York City's Times Square on Wednesday (19Jun13) with the aim to smash the current record for Longest Drum Session in a Retail Store.
During his exhausting stint the rocker was joined by guest drummers including Questlove, Chad Smith and Zac Hanson.
The challenge coincided with the O Music Awards, which celebrates the best in digital music, and the determined drummer finally reached the 24-hour mark on Thursday evening.
Andrew W.K. also won the Must-Follow Artist prize after smashing the record, alongside Joe Jonas, who picked up Best Artist Instagram, Jack White, who went home with the Analog Genius trophy, and Yoko Ono, who is now the proud owner of the Digital Genius Award.
Other recipients of O Music Awards included Linkin Park (Best Interactive Video for Lost in the Echo) and Avicii (Most Inspiring Fan Outreach).
The National Geographic Channel has been releasing a series of photos from their November TV movie Killing Kennedy, each worthy of Zapruder-like scrutiny. First, they gave us Rob Lowe as JFK. And now they've given us our first glimpse of Ginnifer Goodwin as Jackie. With her hair styled into that iconic coif, she's pretty much the spitting image of the former First Lady. Of course, she's following in the footsteps of many, many actresses before her, like Jaclyn Smith in the 1981 TV movie Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Katie Holmes in 2011's controversial mini-series The Kennedys, and Minka Kelly in this coming August's The Butler. Check out the photo of Goodwin as Jackie O. (in her pre-O. days) below and see how she compares to others who've played her.
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After a record-breaking Memorial Day weekend for the industry, Universal's Fast & Furious 6 makes it two in a row at the top of the box office chart with a second weekend gross of $34.5 million against a 65% drop (Fast Five dropped 62% in its second weekend). With $170.4 million already in the bank after just ten days of release in North America (and $480.6 million globally), the film is an unqualified blockbuster success.
Lionsgate/Summit's magic crime caper film Now You See Me, blew away all box office projections (which put it in the mid to high teen millions range) with a much better than expected $28 million! A terrific marketing campaign by Summit (much like their success on Warm Bodies back in Feb.), made this one a surprise over-performer! An original concept and a great release date didn't hurt either. Featuring a terrific ensemble cast including Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson, Morgan Freeman, and Mark Ruffalo, this unique and original drama clearly found an audience with those looking for something different than the usual summer fare.Will Smith throws his summer movie hat in the box office ring with the existential sc-fi movie After Earth from Sony Pictures. The film co-stars Smith's son Jaden Smith who starred in the 2010 hit The Karate Kid. Director M. Night Shyamalan, who has as many detractors as fans, is nonetheless an exciting filmmaker with a distinctive vision. $27 million placed it in the third spot.Fourth place is a tie with Fox's animated Epic in its second weekend and Paramount's Star Trek: Into Darkness in its third weekend of release both reporting a Friday through Sunday gross of $16.4 million.Back for its second weekend, Warner Bros. The Hangover Part III lands in sixth place taking in $15.93 million and $88 million to date in N. America. Of course, Iron Man 3 remains a factor even in its fifth weekend with $8 million in seventh place and is now the fifth highest grossing film worldwide of all time with $1,180 million!
Top Movies for Weekend of May 31 - June 2 (Estimates)1. Fast & Furious 6 - $34.5M gross - 3,686 theaters - $9,370 avg. per theater - $170.4M YTD - Universal2. Now You See Me - $28.05M gross - 2,925 theaters - $9,590 avg. per theater - $28.05M YTD - Lionsgate3. After Earth - 27.0M gross - 3,401 theaters - $7,939 avg. per theater - $27.0M YTD - Sony4. Epic - $16.4M gross - 3,894 theaters - $4,212 avg. per theater - $65.2M YTD - Fox5. Star Trek: Into Darkness - $16.4M gross - 3,585 theaters - $4,575 avg. per theater - $181.1M YTD - Paramount6. The Hangover Part III - $15.9M gross - 3,565 theaters - $4,468 avg. per theater - $88.0M YTD - Warner Bros.7. Iron Man 3 - $8.0M gross - 2,895 theaters - $2,765 avg. per theater - $384.7M YTD - DisneyFollow Paul Dergarabedian on Twitter @PDergarabedian | Follow Hollywood.com on Twitter @hollywood_com
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After a record-breaking Memorial Day weekend for the industry, Universal's Fast & Furious 6 looks to make it two in a row at the top of the box office chart with a second weekend gross in the $40 million range (Fast Five dropped 62% in its second weekend, but we expect a slightly lower drop). With $130 million already in the bank after just six days of release in North America (and well north of $300 million globally), the film is already an out and out blockbuster success.
No stranger to summer success is Will Smith, who debuts this weekend in the existential sc-fi movie After Earth from Sony Pictures. The film co-stars Smith's son Jaden Smith who starred in the 2010 hit The Karate Kid. Director M. Night Shyamalan, who has as many detractors as fans, is nonetheless an exciting filmmaker with a distinctive vision. An expected debut of about $30 million should land it easily in second place.
Third place will likely go to Paramount's Star Trek: Into Darkness in its third weekend of release with a weekend gross in the $20 million range and total revenues nearing $200 million in North America. Great word-of-mouth has continued for the second installment of the J.J. Abrams re-boot of the classic franchise.
A real traffic jam may develop in the battle for fourth and fifth place with the second weekend of Fox's animated Epic likely to draw a gross in the high teens and thus find itself in a close race with Lionsgate's magic crime caper film Now You See Me, which is expected to debut in the same range. Featuring a terrific ensemble cast including Jesse Eisenberg, Morgan Freeman, and Mark Ruffalo, this unique and original drama could find an audience with those looking for something different than the usual summer fare.
The wildcard is the Wolf Pack. Back for its second weekend, Warner Bros. The Hangover Part III could wind up wedging between Epic and Now You See Me depending on the second weekend drop. Of course, Iron Man 3 remains a factor even as it enters its fifth weekend.
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Sir Roger Moore is one step closer to landing a dream role in hit British TV series Sherlock or Doctor Who after striking up a Twitter.com conversation with one of the shows' writers. The former James Bond star reached out to Mark Gatiss online after the Sherlock co-creator praised the veteran actor for his "wonderful" performance in 1970 thriller The Man Who Haunted Himself.
Responding to the compliment, Moore cheekily tweeted, "I might be equally wonderful in Dr Who (sic) or Sherlock if asked!" - and it appears his brazen approach has paid off.
An excited Gatniss replied, "My life is complete! Will be (in) touch."
The screenwriter has yet to expand on the kind of role he has in mind for Moore for either Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the literary super sleuth, or Doctor Who, which features Matt Smith as the Time Lord.
If Moore appears in the futuristic sci-fi series, he won't be the only 007 agent to have joined the franchise - his Bond successor, Timothy Dalton, was cast in two Doctor Who episodes in 2009 and 2010 opposite former Time Lord, David Tennant.
"They are worse than heroin in my experience. It's like having the telly on all day. There's no let-up. (The users) never get that rest, contemplation." British rocker Mark E. Smith is baffled by the modern obsession with smartphones.
Cult British rocker Mark E. Smith has laid in to the current crop of leading bands such as The Killers and Mumford & Sons, comparing them to accountants and corporate shareholders. The Fall frontman admits he struggles to understand modern rock groups and was left even more baffled when he met two of the biggest bands on the planet at an awards show.
He tells Radar magazine, "Even pop, rock, it's all very miserable right now. Everyone I meet says that to me. All that I hear is that it's s**t. Old people, young people, taxi drivers: (they all say) there's just nothing there...
"The occasions I go to award shows, they're just a bunch of s**ts. You sit next to The Killers, and it's like, am I on the wrong f**king train here? No, really. Talking about shares and stuff. Mumford & Sons, it's like sitting next to Ernst and Young."