• Avengers 5 plot was teased in Endgame Easter egg, according to fan theory
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    Avengers 5 plot was teased in Endgame Easter egg, according to fan theory

    The premise for the next Avengers film may have already been revealed in an Easter egg found in Avengers: Endgame.At least that’s according to a new theory that has emerged ollowing one eagle-eyed Marvel viewer’s social media post.

  • Jarvis Cocker appeared in Harry Potter to impress his sister’s children: ‘I became the best uncle ever’
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    Jarvis Cocker appeared in Harry Potter to impress his sister’s children: ‘I became the best uncle ever’

    Jarvis Cocker has admitted to wearing his own clothes during his appearance in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.The Pulp frontman makes a surprise appearance in the film as a member of the fictional band The Weird Sisters, who perform at the Yule Ball.

  • Louis Mahoney death: Doctor Who actor and anti-racism campaigner dies aged 81
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    Louis Mahoney death: Doctor Who actor and anti-racism campaigner dies aged 81

    Actor Louis Mahoney, who starred in shows such as Doctor Who and Fawlty Towers while campaigning against racism, has died at the age of 81.His management agency, Waring and McKenna, shared the news on Tuesday.

  • Peep Show scene containing blackface removed from Netflix
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    Peep Show scene containing blackface removed from Netflix

    Netflix has removed a scene containing blackface from an episode of Peep Show.The scene, which appears in the season two episode “Dance Class”, first aired in 2004 and sees Jez (Robert Webb) try to impress love interest Nancy (Rachel Blanchard) by breaking “sexual taboos”, including wearing blackface.

  • Sacha Baron Cohen crashes far-right event disguised as bluegrass singer in Washington
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    Sacha Baron Cohen crashes far-right event disguised as bluegrass singer in Washington

    Sacha Baron Cohen has been accused of infiltrating a rally in Washington organised by far-right group the Three Percenters, billed as “March for Our Rights 3”.The comedian, who is known for pulling elaborate pranks, allegedly disguised himself as a bluegrass singer and sang a song with lyrics including: “Dr Fauci, what we gonna do? Inject him with the Wuhan flu… Hillary Clinton, what we gonna do? Lock her up like we used to do.”

  • Winona Ryder says Mel Gibson made homophobic and antisemitic comments at party
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    Winona Ryder says Mel Gibson made homophobic and antisemitic comments at party

    Winona Ryder has accused Mel Gibson of making homophobic and anti-semitic comments at a party they both attended.The actor recounted the alleged remarks during an interview with The Sunday Times, in which she was asked whether she has ever experienced anti-semitism.

  • Oscar Isaac suggests he won’t return to Star Wars, unless ‘I need another house or something’
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    Oscar Isaac suggests he won’t return to Star Wars, unless ‘I need another house or something’

    Oscar Isaac has suggested he will not be returning to the Star Wars universe.The Inside Llewyn Davis actor, who played ace fighter pilot Poe Dameron in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, said he is “probably” finished with the beloved sci-fi saga, but didn’t rule out a return entirely.

  • Avengers: Endgame writer admits to big mistake in battle sequence: ‘It was too awesome not to do’
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    Avengers: Endgame writer admits to big mistake in battle sequence: ‘It was too awesome not to do’

    The co-writer of Avengers: Endgame has admitted to an error in the film’s big battle scene.Christopher Markus suggested that the film’s writers intentionally didn’t correct the moment because it was “too awesome not to do it”.

  • James Gandolfini threatened to ‘beat the f***’ out of Harvey Weinstein, says Steve Schirripa
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    James Gandolfini threatened to ‘beat the f***’ out of Harvey Weinstein, says Steve Schirripa

    James Gandolfini once became so upset with Harvey Weinstein that he wanted to physically attack him, his Sopranos co-star Steve Schrippa has said.Schirripa and Michael Imperioli were guests on the Joe Rogan Experience this week, where they reflected on their time with Gandolfini on the HBO show.

  • Avatar 2 ‘sneak peek’ released as James Cameron returns to director’s chair
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    Avatar 2 ‘sneak peek’ released as James Cameron returns to director’s chair

    James Cameron has returned to filming on his forthcoming Avatar sequel for the first time since the pandemic, and a behind-the-scenes photo has been released in celebration.The director, producer Jon Landau and numerous crew members have now completed their required 14 days of quarantine after controversially returning to New Zealand.

  • That '70s Show actor Danny Masterson charged with raping three women
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    That '70s Show actor Danny Masterson charged with raping three women

    Actor Danny Masterson has been charged with raping three women, prosecutors in Los Angeles have said.The That '70s Show star is accused of attacking the alleged victims in separate incidents between 2001 and 2003, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney.

  • Star Wars: Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren theory that never made it into The Rise of Skywalker
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    Star Wars: Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren theory that never made it into The Rise of Skywalker

    Adam Driver has a theory about Kylo Ren’s upbringing that was not explored in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.The JJ Abrams film received mixed reviews following its release in December 2019.

  • David Fincher made Amanda Seyfried film one scene ‘200 times’
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    David Fincher made Amanda Seyfried film one scene ‘200 times’

    David Fincher is notorious for making his actors film scenes over and over again – and it was no different with his new film.Amanda Seyfried has revealed the extent of Fincher’s attempt to achieve perfection with Mank, a biopic about Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman J Mankiewicz (Gary Oldman).

  • Queen Latifah weighs in on Gone With the Wind controversy: ‘Let it be gone’
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    Queen Latifah weighs in on Gone With the Wind controversy: ‘Let it be gone’

    Queen Latifah has said she is glad that Gone With the Wind has been removed from HBO Max’s streaming service.The film was taken off the service due to concerns over its racist depictions of black characters amid the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests.

  • Athlete A: Netflix documentary explores ‘one of greatest scandals in sports history’
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    Athlete A: Netflix documentary explores ‘one of greatest scandals in sports history’

    Netflix has just announced a new documentary about “one of the greatest scandals in the history of sports”.The streaming service will release a feature-length look at the attempts made by Indianapolis reporters to unveil an “extensive cover-up” in USA Gymnastics.

  • John Malkovich says a woman once broke into his home to give him a film script handwritten in blood
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    John Malkovich says a woman once broke into his home to give him a film script handwritten in blood

    John Malkovich has revealed that a woman once broke into his home to give him a film script handwritten in what appeared to be her blood.The Con Air actor, who this week makes his Netflix debut in the Steve Carell comedy Space Force, did not specify when the incident occurred, but confirmed it did happen.

  • ‘I said what I said’: John Boyega defends explicit anti-racism social media posts
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    ‘I said what I said’: John Boyega defends explicit anti-racism social media posts

    Star Wars actor John Boyega has been praised for a series of social media posts speaking out against racism.The first post, a tweet that reads, “I really f***ing hate racists”, was written in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers.

  • Andrew Garfield reacts to Dylan O'Brien's performance of his Social Network character
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    Andrew Garfield reacts to Dylan O'Brien's performance of his Social Network character

    Andrew Garfield has praised Dylan O'Brien's portrayal of his Social Network character in a viral re-enactment of one of the film's most memorable scenes.The Maze Runner actor O’Brien played Garfield’s character, Eduardo Saverin, while Ramos assumed the role of both Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) and Sean Parker (Justin Timberlake).

  • Zoe Kravitz says social distancing would be impossible on set of The Batman
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    Zoe Kravitz says social distancing would be impossible on set of The Batman

    Zoe Kravitz shared her concerns about returning to set for The Batman during the coronavirus pandemic.The actor, who is set to star as Catwoman opposite Robert Pattinson’s superhero, told Variety that while part of her was “hoping to wake up every day to an email or a phone call saying, ‘We’re ready to go’”, she was aware that social distancing guidelines might render this impossible.

  • Bill & Ted Face the Music: Fans urged to submit videos of themselves for chance to appear in movie
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    Bill & Ted Face the Music: Fans urged to submit videos of themselves for chance to appear in movie

    Bill & Ted fans now have a chance to appear in the franchise’s next instalment.A new contest unveiled on Tuesday urges people to film themselves playing music and/or dancing to a pre-recorded demo track.

  • Kevin Spacey breaks silence over sex assault claims to compare industry shunning to coronavirus job losses
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    Kevin Spacey breaks silence over sex assault claims to compare industry shunning to coronavirus job losses

    Actor Kevin Spacey has broken his silence over sex assault allegations, comparing being shunned by the film industry to those who are out of work as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The 60-year-old American Beauty star has not appeared in a professional movie or series since accusations of abuse were made by several men. "I don't think it will come as a surprise for anyone to say that my world completely changed in the fall of 2017,” he said in comments made during an interview for the German business conference Bits & Pretzels podcast. “My job, many of my relationships, my standing in my own industry were all gone in just a matter of hours.” The former House of Cards lead, who was dropped by the show after allegations surfaced, has largely kept a low profile since the allegations were made. He was also removed from the film All the Money in the World, which had to be reshot with actor Christopher Plummer. Spacey has always denied the claims, several of which date back several decades. “While we may have found ourselves in similar situations, albeit for very different reasons and circumstances, I still believe that some of the emotional struggles are very much the same," he said. “And so I do have empathy for what it feels like to suddenly be told that you can't go back to work or that you might lose your job and that it's a situation that you have absolutely no control over.” At the end of the podcast interview, Spacey added: “I was so busy defining myself by what I did or what I was trying to do, that when it all stopped I had no idea what to do next. All I knew how to do was act, I was born to do it. “I don’t want to sugarcoat this devastating time that we’re in, I am hoping that I can encourage you to see an opportunity in all of this and turn this into a positive.”

  • Spider-Man star Tom Holland posts his Marvel ‘pub quiz’ online for all to see
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    Spider-Man star Tom Holland posts his Marvel ‘pub quiz’ online for all to see

    Spider-Man star Tom Holland has posted the full virtual Marvel “pub quiz” he hosted on Instagram for everyone to see.The British actor hosted the “chaotic” event from his home (while drinking from his Iron Man mug, of course) and more than 180,000 people tuned in to participate.

  • Little Women viewers spot plastic water bottle accidentally left on set
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    Little Women viewers spot plastic water bottle accidentally left on set

    Eagle-eyed viewers of Little Women have noticed that modern objects were accidentally left on the set of the film.Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of the novel stars Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen and Emma Watson as the March sisters, and tells of their trials and tribulations in the years following the Civil War.

  • Cannes Film Festival postponed over coronavirus pandemic
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    Cannes Film Festival postponed over coronavirus pandemic

    The Cannes Film Festival has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.Organisers announced on Thursday that the event could now be held in June or July instead of the scheduled dates in May.

  • Marvel leak: Falcon and Winter Soldier footage hints at huge Captain America reveal
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    Marvel leak: Falcon and Winter Soldier footage hints at huge Captain America reveal

    The first footage from Marvel’s forthcoming big budget TV shows has been shown to Disney bosses, and it reveals some big details about what to expect.The Walt Disney Company’s 2020 shareholders meeting debuted a first look at The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which is centred on Marvel Cinematic Universe characters played by Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan.