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The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on Aug. 26. Good luck, and stay out of The Governor's territory!
"He's got this Breaking Bad-style RV (recreational vehicle), which he's just driving around Europe. I don't get involved with what his intake may or may not be. What I know is he's happy, and he wants to do things together." Rocker Carl Barat on his The Libertines bandmate Pete Doherty, whose drug issues previously led to a split between the two frontmen which broke up the band.
Veteran U.S. soap star Charles Keating has lost his battle with cancer. The British-born actor died on Saturday (09Aug14) at the age of 72.
Keating began his career onstage with the Royal Shakespeare Company in England in the 1970s, before focusing on his screen work and appearing as Rex Mottram in a U.K. TV adaptation of Brideshead Revisited.
However, his big break came after landing the role of U.S. TV villain Carl Hutchins in popular soap Another World, which earned him a Daytime Emmy Award in 1996.
He also featured on other soap operas All My Children and As the World Turns, and had small roles on dramas Alias, Xena: Warrior Princess and Sex and the City.
On the big screen, he landed roles in 1992's The Bodyguard and 1990's Awakenings, as well as The Thomas Crown Affair and comedy Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo.
He returned to his stage roots in a 1986 Broadway revival of Joe Orton's Loot, for which he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor.
His fellow Another World co-stars Mark Pinter and Alicia Coppola have offered up tributes to Keating, with Coppola writing on Twitter.com, "Charles Keating has passed. I am so very sad. Along w/ (with) @LindaDano, he was my very first acting teacher. The actress I am is because of them."
Reformed rockers The Libertines want to tour the U.S. for the first time in more than 10 years, but they fear frontman Pete Doherty will be refused a visa over his string of drug convictions. The British band split in 2004 and made a brief comeback in 2010 before once again going on hiatus. They reunited earlier this year (14) for several shows in the U.K. ahead of a planned tour of Europe in September and October (14).
They are also eyeing a series of concerts in the U.S. but the rockers fear Doherty's numerous convictions for drug possession, driving offences and burglary will put a stop to their plans.
Guitarist Carl Barat tells U.S. magazine Rolling Stone, "I don't know what your immigration people's policy is on my band. But we'd love to (tour the U.S. again)."
Pioneering country guitarist Velma Smith has died at the age of 87. The musician passed away on Thursday (31Jul14) in Madison, Tennessee.
Smith began performing on a local Kentucky radio station with her sister Mildred at the age of 12 and later went on to play with the likes of Ernest Tubb, Carl Smith and Roy Acuff.
However, it wasn't until the late 1950s that her career really took off as she became the first female rhythm guitar player to perform on records cut in Nashville, Tennessee.
She worked with artists such as Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Waylon Jennings and Ray Price and her song credits include Hank Locklin's Please Help Me, I'm Falling in 1960 and Skeeter Davis' The End of the World in 1962.
She was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville in January (14) as part of the Class of 2014, which also featured Peter Frampton, Buddy Guy and Randy Bachman from Bachman Turner Overdrive.
Smith was married to Price's pal, fiddle player-turned-producer James 'Hal' Smith, from 1948 until his death in 2008.
Paralympic athlete and murder suspect Oscar Pistorius' brother, Carl, is in a critical condition in intensive care following a car crash in South Africa's Limpopo province. He was reportedly returning from a business trip late on Friday (01Aug14) when his car collided with a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction. Carl Pistorius suffered multiple fractures in the smash.
British soap star Kieron Richardson is engaged to marry his long-term boyfriend. The actor, best known for his long-running role in U.K. TV show Hollyoaks, is preparing to wed his partner Carl Hyland.
The couple is planning to marry in a low-key ceremony next year (15).
Richardson tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "I just got engaged. It's really exciting. We've been together for over seven years so it's not a shock."
The Libertines rocker Carl Barat is eyeing a 2015 release for the reunited band's first album of new material in 11 years. The Don't Look Back into the Sun hitmakers returned to the stage after a four-year hiatus last month (Jun14) as they performed a small gig in Scotland, and they followed it up with a big concert at the British Summer Time Hyde Park event in London on Saturday (05Jul14).
Barat has now revealed recording a follow up to their self-titled 2004 release has "always" been the plan, and he hopes to have the tracks ready to go on sale next year (15).
He tells NME.com, "Next year, it has to be. I don't wanna just go on the road because then you'll get cabin fever and have an epic fallout.
"So yeah, I want to keep something fresh coming in. We just need to find the time."
Bandmate Pete Doherty has echoed Barat's sentiments and claims he would ideally like to set up writing sessions in Europe this autumn (14).
He adds, "For some reason in my head, I'm thinking October, November time. That's what will have to happen (for an album to come to fruition)... I'm well up for it."
The Libertines split in 2004 following a dispute between Barat and his drug-addled bandmate Doherty, but they reunited in 2010 for shows at the U.K.'s Reading and Leeds festivals before parting ways again.
The group's huge comeback at Hyde Park wasn't without incident - the show had to be stopped three times due to fears of crowd crushing and organisers have since confirmed 38 fans were hurt at the event, with eight of those admitted to hospital with minor injuries.
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There are many actors who routinely give wonderful, memorable performances, but there's only one who manages to do it even when his face doesn't appear onscreen. That man is Andy Serkis, Hollywood's foremost motion capture actor, the rare talent that can bring just as much life to a Tolkien creature or a hyper-intelligent ape as he can another human being. Since the first installment of the Lord of the Rings trilogy hit theaters in 2001, Serkis has been the movie industry's go-to guy for animating everything from monkeys to sailors to Gollums, and his consistently excellent performances each time kicked off a campaign to have motion capture work recognized by the Academy Awards. With Serkis set to return to the big screen (in simian form) as Caesar in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes on Friday, we've decided to take a look at some of the actor's most memorably mo-cap characters in order to determine which one comes out on top in the great battle for supremacy.
Caesar Films: Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Species: Chimpanzee Trademarks: Being an incredibly intelligent ape Special Skills: High intelligence, the ability to speak, the wisdom and power to rule over a colony of apes, proficiency in horse-riding and shooting Allies: James Franco and Frieda Pinto in Rise of the Planet of the Apes; Jason Clarke and Keri Russell in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Enemies: Draco Malfoy and Commissioner GordonGreatest Dream: A world where apes and humans can live in peace, minus cagesSecret Weapon: He’s a hyper-intelligent ape that can speak to people; he doesn’t need a secret weaponSignature Move: A barrage of fists to the head
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Captain Haddock Film: The Adventures of Tintin Species: Human Trademarks: Beard, pipe, captain’s hat, permanently grumpy expression Special Skills: A talent for holding his liquor, a colorful vocabulary, a gift for sarcasm and wisecracks, the ability to tune out chaos and revel in blissful ignorance, unfailing loyalty Allies: Tintin and Snowy Enemies: Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine Greatest Dream: To regain command of his ship, but more immediately, some more rum Secret Weapon: He’s at his best when he’s drunk, which is the polar opposite of every other person everSignature Move: He’s more of a trash-talker than a proper fighter
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King Kong Film: Kingof course Species: Gorilla Trademarks: He’s a 25-foot-tall gorilla. That’s pretty unique. Special Skills: incredible strength, a sense of self-preservation, the ability to make audiences sympathize and even shed a tear over a monstrous simian Allies: Ann Darrow, with whom he falls in love, and Lumpy the Cook, who tells the crew to leave King Kong alone (or else)Enemies: Carl Denham, fighter planes Greatest Dream: To live happily in his jungle with Ann Secret Weapon: The willingness to sacrifice himself for the people he loves and an incredible resistance to tranquilizers (seriously, it took them forever to knock him out) Signature Move: A giant, sweeping side-swipe and roar combination
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Gollum Films: The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogiesSpecies: Technically, he was once a Hobbit, but now he’s mostly a species unto himselfTrademarks: Hunched, bony body, six teeth, a lack of hair, that weird snarling noise he always makes Special Skills: Riddle solving, hunting and fishing, deboning fish, finding ways to amuse himself after spending centuries in the same cave Allies: Whichever part of himself he’s currently talking to Enemies: Anyone who wants the precious... and whichever part of himself he’s currently talking to Greatest Dream: To once again possess the precious so that they may live together in his cave until the end of their days Secret Weapon: He’ll lure you in by appearing nice, and then turn out to be straight up terrifying; also, he’s so mentally unstable and unpredictable, only half of him knows what he’s going to do at any given momentSignature Move: Gollum’s totally a biter
So Who Wins? Captain Haddock is generally too drunk to get involved in a fight, so he’s out, as is King Kong, unless his life or Ann’s life is being threatened. That leaves Caesar and Gollum left to fight it out. While Caesar is smarter and more likely to have both a carefully, thought-out strategy and an army on call, Gollum is just insane and unpredictable enough to take Caesar out. We’re going to have to go with the creature formerly known as Smeagol on this one.
British rockers The Libertines returned to the stage together for the first time in four years on Saturday night (28Jun14). Earlier this year (14), the band announced they would be reuniting for a huge concert at the British Summer Time Hyde Park event in London on 5 July (14), and over the weekend (28-29Jun14), they played a warm-up show in Scotland.
Pete Doherty, Carl Barat, John Hassall and Gary Powell thrilled the crowd at the Glasgow Barrowland venue with a 23-track set, including hits such as Can't Stand Me Now, Don't Look Back Into The Sun, What Katie Did and What Became Of The Likely Lads.
Doherty told the crowd, "Well we're a band from England, we're called The Libertines. We played up here years ago - I don't think any of you were born to be honest."
As well as the London gig, the group is scheduled to play at the Benicassim festival in Spain over the summer (14), as well as dates in France, Holland, Belgium and Germany through until October (14).
The Libertines split in 2004 but reunited in 2010 for shows at the U.K.'s Reading and Leeds festivals.