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Wait, Was B.B King Murdered?

Wait, Was B.B King Murdered?

Two of B.B King's daughters have alleged that their father was poisoned by the musician's business manager Laverne Toney and his personal assistant. King, 89, died on May 14 at his home in Las Vegas...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 26th May 2015

Stephen King's 'It' Remake In Tatters as Fukunaga Bails

Stephen King's 'It' Remake In Tatters as Fukunaga Bails

The True Detective director Cary Fukunaga has left the remake of Stephen King's It after clashing with New Line over his artistic vision. According to The Wrap, the project had suffered early budget cuts and...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 26th May 2015

Chris Pratt Apologizes in Advance for 'Jurassic Park' Interviews

Chris Pratt Apologizes in Advance for 'Jurassic Park' Interviews

Chris Pratt has apologized in advance for his upcoming Jurassic World press tour, calling himself "dumb" and warning that his comments might be "tasteless". Pratt, 35, wrote a message to fans on his Facebook page.Chris...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 25th May 2015

David Lynch to Direct All 18 Episodes of 'Twin Peaks' Reboot

David Lynch to Direct All 18 Episodes of 'Twin Peaks' Reboot

Great news everyone: David Lynch is back at the helm of Showtime's Twin Peaks revival after a dispute over the show's budget was seemingly resolved. The acclaimed filmmaker will direct all 18 episodes of the...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 25th May 2015

Jon Hamm On What Happened to Don Draper

Jon Hamm On What Happened to Don Draper

Jon Hamm, who starred as troubled creative director Don Draper in AMC's signature drama Mad Men, has offered his own interpretation of what happened to his character after the series finale on Sunday.Mad Men [R]...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 25th May 2015

"Thrilling Savage" Macbeth Stuns Cannes Film Festival

"Thrilling Savage" Macbeth Stuns Cannes Film Festival

Macbeth, Justin Kurzel's new cinematic take on William Shakespeare's classic tale of ambition and desire, has premiered at the Cannes Film Festival to strong reviews. The movie, a likely Oscars contender, stars Michael Fassbender and...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 25th May 2015

Michael Caine Despairs at 'Discotheques' at Cannes Film Festival

Michael Caine Despairs at 'Discotheques' at Cannes Film Festival

Sir Michael Caine may have won over the famously stubborn audience at the Cannes Film Festival with his latest movie Youth, but the 82-year-old had admitted feeling his age as the annual bash becomes more...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 22nd May 2015

Brad Pitt Returning for 'World War Z' Sequel, Set for June 9, 2017

Brad Pitt Returning for 'World War Z' Sequel, Set for June 9, 2017

Brad Pitt and his Plan B production company have committed to the World War Z sequel, with a release date set for June 9, 2017. The movie will hit theaters four years after the original,...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 22nd May 2015

So, Joss Whedon Wrote All of the Dialogue for 'Speed ...

So, Joss Whedon Wrote All of the Dialogue for 'Speed ...

Twenty years since the release of the classic thriller Speed starring Keanu Reeves, the Avengers director Joss Whedon has spoken for the first time about writing the majority of the dialogue for the movie, despite...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 22nd May 2015

After 'Pitch Perfect 2', Hailee Steinfeld Signs Record Deal

After 'Pitch Perfect 2', Hailee Steinfeld Signs Record Deal

Hailee Steinfeld, the American actress and star of Pitch Perfect 2, has signed a record contract with Republic Records. The news comes after the movie sequel opened with the biggest box office tally ever for...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 22nd May 2015

Did Disney Bring the Magic in 'Tommorowland'?

Did Disney Bring the Magic in 'Tommorowland'?

We've heard about Disney's Tomorrowland for years now. Brad Bird's mystery adventure had George Clooney attached from the outset and the story of a former boy genius jaded by dilussionment who teams up with an...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 22nd May 2015

The Rolling Stones Play 'Sticky Fingers' Surprise Gig in Los Angeles

The Rolling Stones Play 'Sticky Fingers' Surprise Gig in Los Angeles

The Rolling Stones played their seminal record Sticky Fingers in its entirety at a surprise concert in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (May 20). The band, who also performed additional Stones hits, were celebrating the...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 21st May 2015

Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear Exit: "It Was My Own Silly Fault"

Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear Exit: "It Was My Own Silly Fault"

Jeremy Clarkson says he takes responsibility for his Top Gear sacking, saying it was his "own silly fault". Clarkson, who left the hit BBC2 show after a fracas with a producer, nevertheless said that he...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 21st May 2015

Peter Sarsgaard to Complete Illustrious Cast for 'Magnificent Seven'

Peter Sarsgaard to Complete Illustrious Cast for 'Magnificent Seven'

Peter Sarsgaard, the celebrated actor known for An Education and Boys Don't Cry, is in final negotiations to play the lead villain in Sony and MGM's big screen reboot of Magnificent Seven.Peter Sarsgaard will star...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 21st May 2015

Matthew Weiner Has His Say on Don Draper's End Game

Matthew Weiner Has His Say on Don Draper's End Game

Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner has offered his insight into the finale of AMC's signature drama and explained the significance of the Coca-Cola ad that ended the series on Sunday. In conversation with novelist A.M...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 21st May 2015

The Wire's David Simon To Create Six-Part Miniseries for HBO

The Wire's David Simon To Create Six-Part Miniseries for HBO

David Simon, creator of the classic crime drama The Wire, is teaming up with Crash director Paul Haggis for a new six-part miniseries for HBO. Starring Oscar Isaac, Show Me a Hero will focus on...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 21st May 2015

Peter Hook Plays Ode to Ian Curtis in Disused Macclesfield Church

Peter Hook Plays Ode to Ian Curtis in Disused Macclesfield Church

Peter Hook, the former bassist with Joy Division, played the band's entire back catalogue in a church in Ian Curtis's hometown on the 35th anniversary of the frontman's death. Delivered in chronological order, Hook played...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 20th May 2015

Performance Artist Marina Abramovic Claims: "Jay-Z Used Me"

Performance Artist Marina Abramovic Claims: "Jay-Z Used Me"

Marina Abramovic, the Serbian performance artist, has claimed Jay-Z "used her" in her music video for his song Picasso Baby in 2013. In the promo, Abramovic performed her work The Artist Is Present, sitting across...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 20th May 2015

Amputee Turned Away with Flat Shoes at Cannes Film Festival

Amputee Turned Away with Flat Shoes at Cannes Film Festival

Film producer Valera Richter, who has part of her left foot amputated, was stopped at the Cannes Film Festival for not wearing high heels. She told BBC 5 Live that a red carpet official pointed...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 20th May 2015

Kanye West Claims He Was "Grossly Over-Censored" at Billboard Awards

Kanye West Claims He Was "Grossly Over-Censored" at Billboard Awards

Kanye West said he was "grossly over-censored" during his performance at the Billboard Music Awards. A statement written on behalf of the rapper's publicist said lyrics such as "with my leather black jeans on" were...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 20th May 2015

Al Pacino Apologizes for Singing in New Movie 'Danny Collins'

Al Pacino Apologizes for Singing in New Movie 'Danny Collins'

Al Pacino has apologized for the singing in his latest movie Danny Collins, saying he felt terrible stage fright during filming and forgot the words to one particular song. Joking at the movie's premiere at...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 19th May 2015

Could 'Inside Out' be Pixar's Greatest Ever Movie?

Could 'Inside Out' be Pixar's Greatest Ever Movie?

Inside Out, the new Pixar movie by Pete Docter, has premiered at the Cannes Film Festival to a wave of strong reviews. It tells the story of Riley (Kaitlin Dyas), an eleven-year-old girl who has...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 19th May 2015

Ever Wondered What George Miller's 'Contact' Would Have Been Like? (Hint: Interstellar)

Ever Wondered What George Miller's 'Contact' Would Have Been Like? (Hint: Interstellar)

Mad Max director George Miller has spoken for the first time about the opportunity he had to adapt Carl Sagan's novel Contact in the mid 90's. Robert Zemeckis was the filmmaker eventually entrusted with the...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 19th May 2015

Simon Pegg Warns Obsession With Sci-Fi Is "Infantilizing" Society

Simon Pegg Warns Obsession With Sci-Fi Is "Infantilizing" Society

Simon Pegg, the celebrated British actor and co-writer of the next Star Trek movie, has warned that an "obsession" with sci-fi is leading to society becoming "infantilized". The 45-year-old also spoke of his reservations about...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 19th May 2015

Lee Ryan Is Fourth and Final Member of 'Blue' to Go Bankrupt

Lee Ryan Is Fourth and Final Member of 'Blue' to Go Bankrupt

Lee Ryan is the fourth and final member of the pop band Blue to file for bankruptcy and will now have all his assets frozen. Blue member Duncan James filed in 2013, Simon Webbe filed...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 18th May 2015

Louis CK Raises Eyebrows with Child Abuse Jokes on SNL

Louis CK Raises Eyebrows with Child Abuse Jokes on SNL

Louis CK polarized the Saturday Night Live audience over the weekend with a series of jokes about child molestation. He compared abuse to his love of Mounds Bars, saying, "They do taste delicious, but they...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 18th May 2015

Natalie Portman To Star As Jackie Kennedy In Darren Aronofsky's First Lady Biopic 'Jackie'

Natalie Portman To Star As Jackie Kennedy In Darren Aronofsky's First Lady Biopic 'Jackie'

Oscar-winner Natalie Portman is to play Jackie Kennedy in Darren Aronofsky's forthcoming movie about the aftermath of the JFK assassination. Aronofsky will produce 'Jackie', whoile the Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain will direct. Natalie Portman will...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 15th May 2015

Who Will Martin Freeman Play In Captain America: Civil War?

Who Will Martin Freeman Play In Captain America: Civil War?

Martin Freeman, the star of The Hobbit, Sherlock and The Office, joined the cast of Captain America: Civil War in an unknown role, according to a statement from studio Marvel. But now it seems there...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 15th May 2015

Closed Down Grooveshark Continues To Fight For Survival

Closed Down Grooveshark Continues To Fight For Survival

The online music streaming service Grooveshark closed down its operations recently as part of a settlement deal with various major record companies. The company was wipe clean all of the record companies' copyrighted works and...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 15th May 2015

Houston We Have a Problem: Sarah Brightman Out Of Space Mission

Houston We Have a Problem: Sarah Brightman Out Of Space Mission

British soprano Sarah Brightman has called off plans to fly to the Russian-American International Space Station, citing family reasons. The singer began training in Russia in January for a 10-day stay in orbit, 260 miles...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 15th May 2015

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