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Leonardo DiCaprio, David Beckham, Will Smith Steal the Show at Cannes amfAR Gala

Leonardo DiCaprio, David Beckham, Will Smith Steal the Show at Cannes amfAR Gala
Leo and David! Leo and David! Everybody was trying to get near this year’s power duo at the Cannes amfAR gala. At around 8 p.m., at the Hotel du Cap in Antibes, the world’s biggest movie star was chatting with the famous soccer player, as bodyguards flicked away photographers. Leonardo DiCaprio looked animated, using his fingers to count down talking points, as David Beckham nodded politely.

Then it was time to go inside the dinner, held in a massive tent with a 1920s Hollywood vibe and dancing showgirls. As Beckham strode through the grass, a fan managed to sneak by him to ask for a selfie. Beckham hesitated, before reluctantly agreeing.

“David, you should charge money for that picture, man,” one of his handlers cracked. “$10,000 a shot!”

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Nicole Kidman, Jessica Chastain Attend amfAR Gala in Cannes (Photos)

It might not have been a bad idea. This year
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‘The Voices’ Review

Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Jacki Weaver, Anna Kendrick, Ella Smith, Paul Chahidi, Stanley Townsend, Adi Shankar, Sam Spruell, Valerie Koch, Paul Brightwell, Alessa Kordeck | Written by Michael R. Perry | Directed by Marjane Satrapi

In the smallest of small towns, Jerry (Ryan Reynolds) is the enthusiastic, socially awkward newbie in the packing division of a bathroom manufacture. Behind this innocent facade lurks a dormant, damaged mind waiting for a spark.

Work brings Jerry in contact with the office hottie – Fiona (Gemma Arterton). However, she’s evidently way out of his league. A point he discusses at home with his talking pets: the loyal dog Bosco and angry, scottish cat Mr Whiskers. This is a brilliant, underhand way to introduce Jerry’s illness. Reynolds plays it straight to get the most comic effect out of: Bosco, who always tries to convince Jerry he can be a good man; and Mr Whiskers
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Icons Exclusive Interview: Director Darren Lynn Bousman

*Editor’s note: This interview originally appeared on Icons Of Fright’s sister site Massive Hysteria back in September of 2010. With this week’s DVD/Blu-Ray releases of both Mother’S Day and 11-11-11, we thought we’d present it again to the Icons audience completely unedited and uncut. Check it!

Considering director Darren Lynn Bousman’s impressive body of work, which spans over 3 Saw sequels, the crazy rock musical Repo! The Genetic Opera, an episode of NBC’s short lived Fear Itself TV series and the upcoming remake of Mother’S Day, it’s a surprise that we never got him in the hot seat for an extensive Icons Of Fright interview. So, with the launch of Massive Hysteria, we decided that he would make for the ideal interviewee to kick things off in style!

Bousman invited Mh over to his place for our career spanning lengthy chat,
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Seth Rogen & Jay Baruchel's Apocalypse Film Now Known As 'The End Of The World'

Its been nearly five years in the making but things are finally coming together for the full-length feature adaptation of Jay Baruchel and Seth Rogen's viral comedy short "Jay And Seth Vs. The Apocalypse," which featured the two as degenerate roommates living in squalor during an apocalypse.

Soon after the short landed online, Mandate Pictures jumped on board for the full-length version and, since then, things have only evolved further with Jonah Hill, James Franco, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride and Aziz Ansari all confirmed as fellow survivors in what will be Rogen and producing/writing partner Evan Goldberg's directorial debut. The film now looks to have settled on a new title with the previously shortened moniker "The Apocalypse" replaced by "The End Of The World," according to BoxOfficeMojo.

The film's plot itself has changed over time as well with the apocalypse now hitting during a party at Franco's
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Percy Jackson 2 casts Nathan Fillion and Anthony Stewart Head

Following swiftly on the heels of Nathan Fillion's casting as the swift-heeled Hermes, Anthony Stewart Head has been cast as Chrion in Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters. Yes, the man who played Giles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and King Uther Pendragon in Merlin is returning to the fantasy genre once again. This makes two Whedonverse actors cast in the movie so far, both in roles recast from the first movie. Nathan Fillion is replacing Dylan Neal, and Anthony Stewart Head is replacing Pierce Brosnan, arguably proving once and for all that Rupert Giles beats James Bond. (By the way, if Judi Dench ever retires from the role: Anthony Stewart Head for M. Just saying.)

Of course, there could be any number of reasons for Percy Jackson 2’s recasting, including scheduling, budget, and cast chemistry. Or maybe the filmmakers are just toying with us. Awesomely.
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Top 23 things that Joss Whedon should do post-Avengers

In honour of Joss Whedon’s birthday yesterday (Numfar! Do the Dance of Honour!), Shadowlocked presents a list of twenty-three suggestions for where Joss Whedon could go from here.

While Whedon’s had deserved cult success up to this point, The Avengers is his chance to really break into the mainstream and hopefully get the levels of success that his talent deserves. With great box office will surely come great opportunities. Warren Ellis said that after The Avengers, Joss Whedon would be able to print his own money. Come to think of it, that would be awesome, with a picture of Joss’ face on it (which non-geeks wouldn’t recognise, and then we could educate them!), and a quote like “Grr Argh!” or one of literally hundreds (and probably thousands) of others. And we could do the Dance of Capitalist Superiority every time we spent it.

Not that I’m
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Exclusive: Anthony Head talks Merlin, Sold and his £2000 phone call

As one of the most iconic actors ever to emerge from England, Anthony Head really is the definition of a true great. Comedy, drama, live theatre – Head has done it all, bringing his classic style of acting to each and every role. Best known as Rupert Giles in the Joss Whedon vampire classic Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Head has since diversified into other areas of acting. In recent years, he's guest starred in Doctor Who, found success as the Prime Minister in Little Britain, and at present is portraying Uther in the BBC's smash hit Merlin.

In this intimate interview with Shadowlocked – conducted at the Merlin: The Dragon Tower launch day at Warwick Castle – Anthony Head talks openly about his life, filming with Merlin and his career to date...

Well, while we are here (Merlin launch day), let’s start with this. How’s it all been going?

It
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Anthony Head joins NBC's 'Free Agents'

Anthony Head joins NBC's 'Free Agents'
Anthony Head has joined the cast of NBC comedy pilot Free Agents. The project, which is based on the original UK series, will focus on quirky PR executives Alex (Hank Azaria) and Helen (Kathryn Hahn). Deadline reports that former Buffy star Head will reprise his role of sleazy boss Stephen Caudwell from the original series. The actor currently stars as Uther on the BBC drama Merlin and has also played lead roles in The Invisibles and Sold. Al Madrigal (more)
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Being Human: Season Three Takes The Best Bits of Seasons One and Two

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The original British series, Being Human, premieres in the UK with season three on Sunday, January 23, 2011 on BBC3. According to show creator Toby Whithouse, season three takes the “best bits” of the first two seasons for a brand new look into the supernatural lives of Mitchell, George, Annie, and Nina. Read the official press release along with Whithouse’s comments about season three below:

Being Human, BBC Three‘s hit drama series about supernatural friends trying to live normal lives despite their unusual afflictions, is back – and, says writer creator Toby Whithouse: “It is, without doubt, our best series yet.

“A third series is a unique opportunity because it allows you to take all the best bits of series one and series two,” he says. “What we took from series one is the domestic element and very strong stories of the week with very strong guest characters. Series two
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Four more join 'Doctor Who' cast

Four more actors have announced their involvement in the next series of Doctor Who. The Doctor Who News Page reports that stand-up comedian Charlie Baker will appear in a forthcoming episode as 'Fat Man', according to his page at Debi Allen Associates. Baker previously starred in an episode of The It Crowd and has also featured as a panellist on Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Vic Murray Talent also lists Sold star Dan Johnston as playing 'Thin Man' in the episode. He has previously appeared in The Bill and a 2008 episode of BBC sitcom After You've Gone. (more)
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