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Chiwetel Ejiofor in talks to play Scar in The Lion King reboot

Disney's live-action remake of The Lion King could be adding another famous name to its already impressive cast. Ejiofor, who played a subdued but ferocious villain in Joss Whedon's Serenity (the film continuation of his ill-fated TV sci-fi western Firefly ), seems like a solid casting choice to be a new version of Scar.

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Broadway's 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' cast announced

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child features movement by Steven Hoggett, set by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, music & arrangements by Imogen Heap, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry, illusions & magic by Jamie Harrison, music supervision & arrangements by Martin Lowe.

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Veteran actor Dilip Kumar admitted to Hospital

The yesteryear superstar had been running fever for the past two days. The actor's niece, Shaheen, posted a photo from inside the hospital with Dilip Kumar seated along with his family, including wife Saira Bano. Kumar has acted in over 65 films in his career spanning over six decades and is known for his iconic roles in movies like Devdas (1955), Naya Daur (1957), Mughal-e-Azam (1960), Ganga Jamuna (1961), Kranti (1981), and Karma (1986).

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Bangladesh signs deal to buy 1 mln tons of rice from Cambodia

Developing countries are popular for surrogacy because costs are much lower than in nations such as the United States and Australia , where surrogate services are around $150,000. Two Cambodians said to have worked with her, Samrith Chakriy and Penh Rithy, were also found guilty and jailed over similar charges. The Australian Embassy in Phnom Penh did not reply to a Reuters request for comment.

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Cosby Defense Lawyer Asks to Withdraw From Case

One of Bill Cosby's lead defense attorneys has filed paperwork seeking to withdraw from the criminal case ahead of a planned retrial later this year, according to court documents. Wyatt has been Cosby's spokesman for a long time, since early 2015 in fact, after his longtime publicist quit not long after the allegations came out that Bill had been drugging and raping women since the 1960's.

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All-star guest roster sings in New 'Carpool Karaoke: The Series' trailer

Creating Carpool Karaoke: The Series is actually a pretty smart move by Apple. The show is a spin-off of the popular segment on James Corden's Late Late Show , which sees celebrities driving around and singing with each other. Based on the viral segment from CBS' The Late Late Show , this version won't only feature James Corden in the driver's seat. The trailer, set to Willie Nelson's "On the Road Again," reveals some interesting match-ups, including Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica ...

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The HBO hackers stole 'thousands' of internal company documents

The perpetrators of the hack have claimed that they were able to access some of HBO's key network infrastructure, and steal a total of 1.5 terabyte of data, and have suggested that they will release additional information in the near future.

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Ron Howard Introduces New Kind of R2 Unit to 'Han Solo'

The duo were released from the film after clashing with longtime Star Wars contributor, Lawrence Kasdan, and having creative differences from the studio. There was a massive disturbance in the Force in June with the sudden exit of co-directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller from the Star Wars anthology film, and Howard took the helm shortly thereafter to finish up filming.

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Who Will Win Celebrity Big Brother 2017?

Masumai chose the name Sam in order to fit into modern Western society - but his supernatural powers clearly didn't help him to predict that there would be another Sam (Thompson, from Made in Chelsea ) going into the Celebrity Big Brother house, which is bound to cause all kinds of confusion.

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Kristen Stewart on How Donald Trump's "Terrible" Presidency is Affecting Women

I want to try everything. So, while Kristen's "grilled cheese" analogy may not be the most eloquent we've ever heard, what she's saying makes ideal sense. "I'm deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I've caused to those close to me and everyone this has affected. I was like, "Actually, to hide this provides the implication that I'm not down with it or I'm ashamed of it", so I had to alter how I approached being in public".

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Oxford University employee and plague professor hunted by U.S. police over murder

The warrants are issued in the death of Trenton Cornell-Duranleau, a Pilsen man who was found fatally stabbed inside a Grand Plaza apartment in River North on Thursday, according to police and reports. Warren is a senior treasury assistant at Oxford's Somerville College , according the university's directory. Cornell-Duranleau, a native of MI, worked as a hair stylist and loved video games, cars and cartoons, according to his obituary shared on Facebook by his mother.

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'Miami Vice' reboot from Vin Diesel reportedly moving forward

The project, which has been in the works for months, is being driven by Shana Waterman ( 24: Live Another Day , Wayward Pines ), the former Fox Broadcasting executive who now serves as head of television for Diesel's One Race Television production company.

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48 cuts for Nawazuddin-starrer 'Babumoshai Bandookbaaz'

The CBFC recently objected to certain scenes and use of cuss words in Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Babumoshai Bandookbaaz and has apparently asked for 48 cuts. He said, "Pahlaj said that the Board will double the cuts if we go to the revision committee". " Babumoshai Bandookbaaz' is a rustic drama, which Nawazuddin himself claims to be his boldest movie ever".

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ANC MP Khoza killed in vehicle crash

It is alleged that the vehicle they were travelling in, overturned while they were under way to Paarl as part of an oversight visit to various schools in the area. The statement reads, "This happens a few days after we lost another ANC MP over the weekend. This is indeed a very painful time for the ANC Parliamentary Caucus".

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'Game Of Thrones' Showrunners Discuss Season 7's Long-Awaited Meeting

Except revenge, evidently. And that she gets with the help of her fervent suitor-this season's menace, Euron Greyjoy . Disclosure: HBO is an initial investor in Game of Thrones . And the brother-sister, Cersei , and Jamie get to know about the exact person, Olenna who mercifully poisoned their son, Joffrey . In the latest trailer , Cersei may have secured the trust of the Iron Bank but Jaime Lannister is still looking to add to the Lannisters gold reserves by raiding ...

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Donald Trump was almost the President in 'Sharknado'

The Hollywood Reporter , in an article on what it called C-lister cameos in the Syfy channel's campy TV-movie franchise, said that after negotiations failed with former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin , the production company The Asylum went to real-estate developer and reality-TV star Trump.

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Watch Video! Secret Superstar Trailer is Astonishing!

The film which has been both written and directed by the superstar's former manager, Advait Chandan , is based on the story of a 14-year-old girl, Insia and her fight to realise her dream of becoming a huge singing sensation. Meanwhile, Aamir also spoke about the relevance of censorship in films these days. While Zaira is a leading protagonist, Aamir plays her mentor.

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Kylie Jenner Opens Up About Not Getting To Go To Prom

During a teaser for her new show " Life Of Kylie ", which premieres on Sunday, August 6, Kylie revealed she was not allowed to go to her high school prom and this was because she was being home schooled . She said previously: "I wanted to go to prom and people are like, 'Oh, you'd be disappointed.' But I was like, 'I want to go to prom!' There's a balance to life that I think is normal and I think what we do and what I love is, for me, normal".

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Chrissy Teigen Just Tweeted About Period Skin & Twitter Is Here For It

While gazing into the camera, Chrissy brings attention to the condition of her discolored skin. Nearly instantly, her Twitter followers were here for this moment. I love that Teigen had absolutely no problem with sharing her period skin dilemma with her millions of faithful followers -minus Donald Trump , since he, you know, blocked her! "Ummm this is an awesome thing to share".

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Kesha to tour the U.S. for the first time in four years

Pop singer Kesha has announced her first solo tour in four years. Kesha will spend six weeks touring before wrapping up her trek at the Hollywood Palladium in California on 1 November (17). Known for the hits "TiK ToK", "Die Young", "Blah, Blah Blah" and "Blow", Kesha will include a slew of the new material along the Rainbow Tour . The song is an emotional catharsis about her long legal battle with producer Dr.

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'The Dark Tower' Director Says Television Series Will Be 'Totally Canon'

The report even claims that the film's producers Ron Howard and Akiva Goldsman had to help "wrangle the film into shape". Director Nikolaj Arcel syas the series will be "totally canon" in line with the film. 'When the announcement came out, I took a good look in the mirror and I was like, "Okay, fair enough",' the actor, 44, told Entertainment Tonight. Rothman and Wiczyk deny that they had an issue with each other or with Arcel's work, and Wiczyk noted that the project was shot on ...

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CW to Air Supergirl and Arrow Crossover This Coming Fall

With two DC TV shows on Tuesday and none on Wednesday, it would've been more hard for casual viewers to keep track of the schedule. "[We] may go back to four nights next year". We thought this was a tight, concise way of doing it. Last year, the crossover event barely hit " Supergirl ", with the events of " Invasion! " only affecting the last couple minutes of the Monday night portion.

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'The Flash' season 4 gives hero a new costume

That being said, it's unclear when we'll get to see the new suit appear. The Flash returns for its fourth season on October 10th at 8/9c on The CW . "What they've established is, 'if we're gonna make this machine work, we have to figure out our individual parts and make them come together, '" he says.

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President Trump wants more U.S. access to United Kingdom agricultural markets

Asked when it might happen he replied: "As soon as it's appropriate to have it kick in, absolutely". He said: "We have a very good relationship". I have a very good relationship with the prime minister. He added: "Yeah. I have a great relationship - [with the UK."] We have a very good relationship. The American-born president has Scottish ancestry, as his mum, Mary Anne Macleod Trump, was born in Tong, Lewis, Scotland, but later emigrated to the United States in 1930.

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Haseena Parkar Release Postponed For The 4th Time

But, the actor will have to wait a tad longer after its initial release date. "Why should we do something as suicidal as to release our film at a time when the competition is not only tough, but impossible to cope with?" On the other hand, Haseena Parkar was pitted against Bareilly Ki Barfi, Newton and Partition 1947 .

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The animated short film warming the Internet's heart

With so few representations of LGBTQ+ relationships in animation , people are raving about the movie's refreshing take on love. " In a Heartbeat " was released online yesterday and has already received millions of views. Fans have been posting images of the short film and leaving comments stating that the animation has brought them to tears. What do you think of " In a Heartbeat " by Beth David and Esteban Bravo? The short animation is not only easy to fall in love with but it ...

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Late Linkin Park singer honored with a private service

Warner Bros. Records said the private service at South Coast Botanical Garden in Palos Verdes Estates took place Saturday. Bennington's Stone Temple Pilots bandmates Robert and Dean DeLeo joined Kings of Chaos drummer Matt Sorum , singer Damon Fox, and musician Jimmy Gnecco to perform a rendition of "Amazing Grace".

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Karan Johar reveals release date of Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal's 'Raazi'

The Nach Baliye 7 victor confirmed the news and told Pinkvilla, "Yes I am a part of Raazi directed by Meghna Gulzar ". It's my first Dharma (Productions ) film. The movie which is based on Harinder Sikka's bestselling novel, " Calling Sehmat " will see actor Vicky Kaushal opposite the Shandaar actress. There are some action pieces too.

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Angelina Jolie denies controversial casting process for First They Killed My Father

Those close to Brad and Angelina are said to have been shocked that the beauty brought up details about how the children are coping since she filed for divorce from Pitt, because the pair had agreed to keep matters regarding their children private since sealing court documents back in January, as Inquisitr recently reported.

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Daniel Ferguson on America's Got Talent Nails Harry Potter Impressions

I am really blown away". The Orange is the New Black actress pressed the golden buzzer after hearing Celine perform Michael Bolton's " How Am I Supposed To Live Without You ". Celine has been singing since she was three years old, trained by her father Steve Tam Shun-sang, who runs his own singing coaching company, Sing and You.

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Star Trek: Discovery gets eleven new character posters

One of the bigger surprises coming out of the Comic-Con panel was the reveal that lead character Michael Burnham is actually the adopted daughter of Sarek, who fans know is also Spock's father. The after-show will air following each new episode of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY . Thriller $1 looks at the people involved in a multiple murder, who all happened to be connected by the same $1 bill.

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Tom Hiddleston Will Play Hamlet On London Stage For Three Weeks Only

The play will run for three weeks only, from the 1 to the 23 of September, at the school's Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre, which holds only 160 seats. Tickets will be available via a ballot , which opens at midday today and runs until 6 August at 6pm.

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'Star Wars: Episode 9' Gets a New Writer

Dick's Electric Sheep . Trevorrow and Connolly had already written the first draft of Episode IX , which was based on a treatment from Star Wars: The Last Jedi director - Rian Johnson . Understandably so, Disney and Lucasfilm aren't taking any chances with having the duo rewrite the screenplay themselves a second time, and have instead enlisted the help of a fresh set of eyes.

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Louis Tomlinson criticises Justin Bieber for cancelling his tour

Tomlinson could relate to having a hectic schedule as a member of One Direction , but he credited the fans with helping him get through those more exhausted moments. "Toured for over two years", Angelakos tweeted. Bieber told TMZ he was in need of some serious R&R. "The whole game is so exciting and insane , but at the end of the day, it's the people who are buying the records that are putting you where you are".

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Billie Lourd able to 'stand on her own' following family deaths

She talked to me like an adult my whole life. "When Debbie died the next day, I could just picture [Fisher] saying, 'Well, she's upstaging me once again, of course - she had to", she added. The dual deaths hit Lourd hard, but she says that humor go ther through it. Her mother, Reynolds , died the following day of a brain hemorrhage.


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