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First clips land from Michael Fassbender’s Macbeth

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The first clips from the upcoming Macbeth adaptation which stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard have been released.

The film, directed by Justin Kurzel, enters cinemas later this year and is a brand new take on William Shakespeare’s classic story.

Macbeth is the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire. A thrilling interpretation of the dramatic realities of the times and a reimagining of what wartime must have been like for one of Shakespeare’s most famous and compelling characters, a story of all consuming passion and ambition, set in war torn Scottish landscape.

Kurzel, Cotillard and Fassbender will all team for the planned adaptation of the video game Assassin’s Creed, which will start shooting later this year.

Watch the two new clipd from Macbeth below.

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- Paul Heath

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Ed Sheeran’s worries over getting into Us because of erotic emails

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Ed Sheeran feared he wouldn’t be allowed into the Us because Sir Elton John had sent him so many “weird” pornographic videos.

The ‘Lego House’ hitmaker is close friends with the music legend and has revealed his pop pal pings him peculiar porn that he finds online all the time.

Although Ed finds most of the X-rated clips hilarious, the filthy footage left him sweating when he was going through border control to get into New York City and he had 17 of Elton’s erotic emails.

Speaking backstage at The 60th Anniversary Ivor Novello Awards in London on Thursday (21.05.15), he revealed: “The worst email he ever sent me was, I got to customs in New York once and I had 17 new emails from him and I was like, ‘Something must be important.’ And they were all video attachments, and I downloaded the first one, and yeah – it was weird. »

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Dave Grohl would only take women on “free” dates as a youngster

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Dave Grohl would only take women on “free” dates as a youngster.

The Foo Fighters rocker revealed he never had much cash available as a teenager so rarely had any romantic outings with potential girlfriends, and if he did, such dates would involve activities which didn’t cost him any money.

He said: “I’ve got to be honest, when I was young I never took anyone on any dates because I didn’t have any money.

“Any date that I went on when I was 17 or 18 years old probably involved some liquor stolen out of the cabinet and something free, like steps in the middle of town, and a punk rock show that we snuck into, or something like that.”

The 46-year-old musician – who now has daughters Violet, nine, Harper, six, and nine-month-old Ophelia with his wife Jordyn Blum, who he wed in 2003 – added he didn’t have many »

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Sam Smith is using a female voice app to communicate

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Sam Smith is using a female voice app like Stephen Hawking’s speaking device to communicate.

The ‘Lay Me Down’ hitmaker downloaded the software so he can still speak to his friends and family while he can’t use his voice for the next few weeks as he recovers from the corrective voice surgery he had in the Us.

His producer Jimmy Napes revealed his friend is temporarily using a lady’s digital voice and has assured Sam’s fans he’s “doing well”.

The music maker – who helped write the Grammy Award winning hit ‘Stay With Me’ – told BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat:”He’s doing well, he’s resting up. He’s got an app that speaks for him and it’s like Stephen Hawking, where you type something in, except it’s in a girls’ voice – which is hilarious.”

Napes – who has also worked with Clean Bandit, Mary J. Blige »

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Naughty Boy : No “bad blood” between Zayn Malik and the One Direction boys

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Naughty Boy believes there’s no real “bad blood” between Zayn Malik and the One Direction boys.

The producer has been speaking out on behalf of his friend since he quit 1D in March and defended him when his former bandmate Louis Tomlinson launched a verbal broadside against him on Twitter.

Despite the online spat and the initial “anger” Liam Payne revealed the four remaining members felt when Zayn told them he was walking out on the group, Naughty Boy is sure they are still friends and share a close bond because of the incredible journey they were on together.

Speaking to Bang Showbiz at The 60th Anniversary Ivor Novello Awards, he said: “I don’t think there’s any real bad blood, especially from this side. I just want people to support him and prepare for his future. I think people just need to respect his reasons for leaving. »

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Lionsgate are already planning ‘Now You See Me 3′

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They haven’t got Now You See Me 2 in cinemas yet – indeed that movie is a year off release, but Lionsgate are already planning Now You See Me 3 as the studio works to focus in more on their franchise opportunities.

Speaking on a conference call with earning analysts, CEO Jon Feltheimer said: “We’ve already begun early planning for ‘Now You See Me 3.’”

The word, via Variety, is that Lionsgate is expecting Now You See Me 2 to top the $350 million in earnings from the first film in the series, that saw Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine star.

The studio is also planning a sequel to this year’s surprise hit John Wick, starring Keanu Reeves. »

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James Gunn announces more cast for ‘The Belko Experiment’

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With his hands full crafting a sequel for the hugely successful Guardians Of The Galaxy, James Gunn could be forgiven for keeping his head down. Instead the director has taken on producer duties for The Belko Experiment, a horror thriller he first wrote several years ago, now announcing the film’s new cast members on social media.

Having previously announced a role for John Gallagher Jr. (The Newsroom, Short Term 12) in the film, Gunn has now confirmed roles for Tony Goldwyn (Scandal, Divergent), Melonie Diaz (Fruitvale Station) and John C. McGinely. (Scrubs, Platoon), with even more casting news expected soon.

Based in the South American facility of the Belko Company, The Belko Experiment sees a group of employees sealed off at the start of their working day and ordered to kill each other or be killed. Whilst this will undoubtedly lead to a bad day for everyone involved – including Mike Pelk (Gallagher), company C. »

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Dwayne Johnson breaks world selfie record at San Andreas world premiere

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson was crowned World Selfie Champion at the world premiere of ‘San Andreas‘.

The former wrestling champion attempted the most selfies to be taken in three minutes and smashed the previous attempt to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records.

Speaking before the challenge at the Odeon in London’s Leicester Square, he said: “I gotta tell you, I consider myself the selfie king and I’m going to break this record in London.”

And after taking his final snap, he admitted he was in pain from the attempt, but later celebrated his victory with yet another selfie while holding his official certificate.

He said: “My jaw hurts but I hope I’ve broken the record.”

The Instagram post read: “We just set a New Guinness World Record for most self portraits (selfies) taken in record time (yup, a selfie world record exists and your »

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The rise of Alicia Vikander

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2015 has undoubtedly been Alicia Vikander’s breakthrough year with fantastic lead parts in the thought provoking sci-fi thriller Ex Machina and the harrowing World War I drama Testament Of Youth, which is now available digitally and will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD from 25th May. However, this rise to the fore is by no means out of the blue for Vikander, who showed promise as a leading actress in A Royal Affair in 2012 and then went on to hold her own opposite the likes of Keira Knightley in Anna Karenina and Benedict Cumberbatch in The Fifth Estate. In this feature we take a look at the very best of Alicia Vikander.

Anna Karenina (2012)

Anna Karenina is a bold, theatrical adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s timeless novel by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard. The film was the third collaboration of Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley with acclaimed director Joe Wright, but »

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George A. Romero To Zombify TV With ‘Empire Of The Dead’

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Fans of director George A. Romero’s zombie movies may have thought the franchise was truly dead and buried. Well in a surprise development it seems the Master of Horror is about to take the likes of The Walking Dead to task, as Demarest Films announce Empire Of The Dead.

Adapted for TV from the Marvel comic book, the scenario throws an extra monster-shaped treat into the mix, via the introduction of vampires. With humanity sealed inside a post-zompocalypse New York, it was only a matter of time before the rotters (quite literally!) got in, and once the bloodsuckers get wind their food supply is under threat… all hell breaks loose!

Romero’s cinematic saga of the undead notoriously commenced with Night Of The Living Dead in 1968. It’s spawned seven films to date, the most recent of which was the poorly-received, Irish-infused Survival Of The Dead in 2009. He’ll »

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Sir Michael Caine has “never been tempted to stray” from his wife

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Sir Michael Caine has “never been tempted to stray” from his wife.

The 82-year-old actor has been married to wife Shakira, 68, for 42 years and insists that despite working alongside Hollywood beauties such as Rachel Weisz and Scarlett Johansson, he’s never thought about cheating on her.

He said: “In this business, you’re surrounded by beautiful women – but I’ve got one at home, so I’ve never been tempted to stray.”

However, the ‘Interstellar‘ star – who was previously married to the late actress Patricia Haines – did confess that part of the reason he never felt tempted was because he always brought Shakira with him to the sets of his movies.

He told the Daily Mail newspaper: “We also pre-empted any of that kind of danger because I never went on location without her. Going on location is a killer: Among actors they say, ‘Well, location doesn’t count.’

“I never went with that saying, »

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Ari Gold gets a new featurette for ‘Entourage’

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Coming to cinemas in just a couple of weeks is the film version of the hilarious HBO series Entourage. The show, which is based around the film industry in Los Angeles, ran for eight seasons from 2004 – 2011 and starred Adrian Grenier as A-list movie star Vincent ‘Vinnie’ Chase, and the unforgettable Jeremy Piven as super-agent Ari Gold.

Warner Brothers are kicking up the promotional activity as we approach that upcoming release date of the 19th June, and today we can reveal a brand new featurette based around Piven’s character.

Watch the new featurette below. Entourage bowls into cinemas on 19th June.

Entourage,” the much-anticipated big-screen version of the award-winning hit HBO series, reunites the show’s original cast, led by Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven.

Movie star Vincent Chase (Grenier), together with his boys, Eric (Connolly), Turtle (Ferrara) and Johnny (Dillon), are back…and »

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Thn Help The Rock Break World Record At ‘San Andreas’ Premiere

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Despite being set in California, the world premiere of San Andreas took place in London last night. With the sun shining and shades galore, every single person at the premiere, including the press, was there for one man, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, but we’ll get to him later. The majority of the principal cast showed up including some people I had never heard of before like Morgan Griffin, Alec Utgoff and Art Parkinson (apparently he’s in Game of Thrones, I should really start watching that). But there were some faces I did recognise. One of which was Kylie Minogue, who has a small cameo in the film. Sadly I wasn’t able to talk to her, but the chance to see her in person was really cool and I have confirmation that she is really tiny. Carla Gugino, who plays Emma in the film, was also in attendance »

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Keanu Reeves goes wild in the first trailer for ‘Knock Knock’

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We’re guessing Keanu Reeves is back. Hot off the success of the brilliant John Wick, Reeves returns for a new sexually charged thriller from writer/ director Eli Roth. In Knock Knock, Reeves plays a happily married father who falls for a vebus honeytrap when two  girls turn up at his front door on a cold, wet night.

The film looks like a kind of return to the torture porn genre for director Roth, and screams elements of the brilliant Hostel and its two sequels, though Roth is describing the movie as psychosexual thriller. Lorenza Izzo and Ana de Armas star alongside Reeves in Knock Knock, which opens on the 26th June.

Watch the trailer below.

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Moomins On The Riviera Review

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Director: Xavier Picard & Hanna Hemila

Cast (Voices): Tracy Ann Oberman, Nathaniel Parker, Russell Tovey

Certificate: U

Running Time: 77 minutes

Synopsis: In search of adventure, the Moomins, Snorkmaiden & Little My set sail for the French Riviera.

Hailing from Finland, the moomins is a long-standing cartoon series/phenomena. The Scandinavians are madder than the mad hatter about those weird hippo-esque creatures, they even have a whole land devoted to them (for even more fun moomin facts check out our feature here).

When this writer was a child the moomins had a weekly spot on Cbbc, back when children’s programming featured on BBC One and not on another channel. Despite being the show’s target demographic I never quite connected with it. Yes the titular characters were all cute, but everything was just a little too crazy for my younger self to follow.

Now as adult watching the film, I’m »

- Kat Smith

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Sir Paul McCartney has splashed out on a $15.5 million penthouse on New York’s Fifth Avenue

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Sir Paul McCartney has splashed out on a $15.5 million penthouse on New York’s Fifth Avenue.

The 72-year-old music icon is reported to have bought the property – described as a “1960’s time capsule” – at 1045 Fifth Avenue with his wife Nancy Shevell, who he wed in 2011.

Describing the luxurious apartment, The New York Times once called it a “glamorous 1960’s time capsule with a dash of Hollywood.”

According to the New York Post newspaper, the purchasers were made to register their names as the property is for co-op buyers only, with the couple listing themselves as Paul and Nancy McCartney.

The deluxe complex – which has glamorous views across Central Park – has never been put on the property market before.

It originally belonged to property developer Manny Duell, who used to buy rented buildings and offer them to those who wanted to live with unrelated residents.

While Manny died in 1977, his wife »

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Lena Dunham wants to “grow her armpit hair for summer”

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Actress Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham wants to “grow her armpit hair for summer”.

The ‘Girls’ actress – who posted a ‘Summer to-do list’ on her Instagram page – has announced that she wants to go au-naturel for the summer months.

The 29-year-old blogger wrote on the list that she also wanted to fake tan her pale complexion, – but only “from the knees down” – meet ‘Take Care’ hitmaker Drake and get a compliment from him, do “loads of charity work” and also keep her “ovaries working smoothly”.

The comedy drama ‘Girls’ – which Lena created and wrote – has caused debates within feminism in the media in the past over whether women should drop the body hair.

The star has previously said that she doesn’t shave her legs as she feels there is not much hair on her legs to shave, so she can “get away with it”.

Lena opened up in her 2014 memoir »

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J.K. Rowling has urged actor Matthew Lewis to “put some clothes on”

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J.K. Rowling has urged actor Matthew Lewis to “put some clothes on”.

The ‘Harry Potter’ author was left shocked after she spotted the 25-year-old star – who played Neville Longbottom in the popular series of films – wearing minimal clothes in the latest issue of Attitude magazine, insisting he covers up in future.

Taking to Twitter, she wrote: “I will always support you whatever you want to do, Matthew. Now go put some clothes on.”

The 49-year-old writer – who is currently working on the script for ‘Harry Potter’ spin-off film ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ – admitted the risqué shoot wasn’t as bad as when the franchise’s lead actor Daniel Radcliffe bared his genitals in an on-stage version of the play ‘Equus’ on London’s West End.

She added: “Not as bad as watching Dan in Equus, but close. Warn me next time, for God’s sake.”

And although »

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Mike Newell To Direct De Niro In ‘The Comedian’

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It looks like Robert De Niro is finally going to get his wish and star in The Comedian. Mike Newell (Four Weddings And A Funeral, Donnie Brasco) is lined up at the helm.

The project has been around the block a few times; at one point Sean Penn was attached to direct. The plot follows a stand-up comic who’s fallen out of favour.

Art Linson’s script was written with tips from real-life comedian, Jeffrey Ross so at least we know the gags should work, plus De Niro has, of course, carved out a niche as a comedy actor in the last few years.

Production will start this September in New York.

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- Claire Joanne Huxham

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Distribution Is The Drug For Bryan Cranston Mob Drama ‘The Infiltrator’

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Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston is back in the narcotics business, only this time he’ll be on the other side of the fence. The Infiltrator sees him take the true life role of Robert Mazur, who famously went undercover to expose drug cartels operating in league with supposedly legitimate banks around the world in the 1980s.

While this news ain’t new, the announcement that Broad Green Pictures are to distribute the movie in the Us is hot off the press. The deal was brokered at Cannes, and should see the nail-biting chronicle of Mazur’s operation reach a wide audience and get it within range of awards season in 2016. Dylan Wiley and Chris Tricarico negotiated for Bg’s Gabriel and Daniel Hammond, while Wme went in the room on behalf of producers Good Films.

Featuring a mix of international intrigue and sweat-inducing subterfuge against the backdrop of the »

- Steve Palace

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