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Julia Emmanuele
  • Ian McKellen To Star in Yet Another Sherlock Holmes Adaptation
    By: Julia Emmanuele Sep 05, 2013
    WENN Gandalf, Magneto, Sherlock Holmes - Ian McKellen will play all of the great literary characters. CinemaBlend reports that the legendary actor is set to play the world's most famous consulting detective in the upcoming adaptation of Mitch Cullin's A Slight Trick of the Mind. The film's director Bill Condon announced McKellen's involvement with the project at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he is premiering his film The Fifth Estate, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch, who rocketed to fame after starring in the BBC's Sherlock (it's all connected!). McKellen will show a decidedly different side of the detective in the film: one that's elderly, retired, and without his longtime companion, Dr. John Watson. According to the novel's summary, Holmes "revisits a case that may provide him with answers of his own to questions he didn’t even know he was asking–about life, about love, and about the limits of the mind’s ability to know." All of that questioning leads the audience to a question themselves – no, not whether McKellen will do a great job, or how his interpretation of the character will stack up against all of the others, but rather, does the world really need yet another Sherlock Holmes adaptation?  As one of the most frequently adapted works of all time, there is no shortage of television shows, films, plays, and books about the great detective. But after having to suffer through Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and enduring the slugfest between Sherlock die-hards and Elementary devotees, surely some sort of Holmesian fatigue has to be settling in. It doesn't matter who's being cast, it doesn't matter when it's set, it doesn't matter how faithful or unfaithful it is to the orginal stories, eventually, enough is enough.  So, Hollywood, how about you take a break from creating new Sherlock Holmes adaptations and give everyone a chance to enjoy the ones that already exist? Unless someone's rebooting Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century. That would change everything.  More:Reunited X-Men Storm Comic ConIan McKellen Films Final Shot As GandalfPeter Jackson and Ian McKellen Say Goodbye To Gandalf Follow @hollywood_com //   From Our Partners:A Complete History Of Twerking (1993-2013) (Vh1)15 Stars Share Secrets of their Sex Lives (Celebuzz)
  • Lamar Odom Finally Checks Himself Into Rehab — UPDATE
    By: Julia Emmanuele Sep 05, 2013
    www.splashnews.com UPDATE: According to TMZ, where staffers have spent the last day calling every rehab facility they can think of, Odom has is not in rehab. "Sources connected to the NBAer" confirm the fact to TMZ.  EARLIER: Lamar Odom has checked himself into rehab for drug and alcohol abuse following a whirlwind of headlines and rumors that culminated in his DUI arrest last week, People reports. According to People, the NBA veteran has "realized he needs help" fighting his demons, which have alledgedly caused a great deal of problems between him and his wife, Khloe Kardashian. Both Odom and his father have suffered from substance abuse issues in the past, which the former reality star has spoken about several times.  The decision to seek treatment comes after a tumtultuous week for Odom, which included his arrest and several reports that he had gone missing for days. It was later revealed by his agent, Jeff Schwartz, that Odom had been hiding from the attention in a Los Angeles hotel. Through all of this, there have been no public statements made by Kardashain or her family, and rumors of a spearation between the two have become more prominent than ever.  Odom is still facing a Sept. 27 court date for his DUI as well as a custody battle with his ex-girlfriend over the former couple's two kids. He is also dealing with a great deal of career uncertainity after the Clippers declined to re-sign him in the wake of the scandal.  More:Lamar Odom Was Arrested For DUILamar Odom Responds to Claims His Charity Mishandled FundsFirst Look at North West (She's Beautiful) Follow @hollywood_com // From Our Partners:A Complete History Of Twerking (1993-2013) (Vh1)15 Stars Share Secrets of their Sex Lives (Celebuzz)