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Eddie Redmayne To Play Stephen Hawking In New Biopic

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Les Misérables star, Eddie Redmayne is set to play Stephen Hawking in a new biopic Theory of Everything directed by James Marsh, according Deadline.com Redmayne is currently filming Jupiter Ascending starring alongside Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum. It is currently unknown who will play Hawking's first wife. Filming for Theory of Everything is scheduled to begin this autumn.

Stephen Hawking is the world's most famous and revered scientist. The brilliance and accessibility of his works - A Brief History of Time, Horizon and a collection of science books for children - have ensured Hawking has a place not only in academia but in popular culture. 

However, Hawking is as well known for his disability as he is for his work. The world famous physicist was diagnosed, aged 21, with motor neuron disease. The illness, progressively worsening since Hawking's diagnosis in 1962, has confined Hawking to a wheelchair. He is unable to speak without a voice simulator. Despite all the difficulties Hawking faces he continues to teach at the University of Cambridge. 

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Futurama Exec On Show Cancellation: "I Keep A Suitcase By My Office Door"

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Futurama’s executive producer David X Cohen has revealed that he wasn’t surprised to learn that the show is being axed from Comedy Central. He told Entertainment Weekly “I felt like we were already in the bonus round on these last couple of seasons, so I can’t say I was devastated by the news… It was what I had expected two years earlier. At this point I keep a suitcase by my office door so I can be cancelled at a moment’s notice.”

The show has already suffered cancellations in the past, EW reports; it originally aired on Fox, between 1999 and 2003, before the network sent the show out the door. It was relaunched in 2007, with four straight-to-DVD movies, by Comedy Central, who have re-ordered shows in 2010 and then again in 2012. The show will now end its 140 episode run on September 4, 2013. The final 13 episodes will begin airing on June 19 at 10pm, meaning that season 7 will be the last for the popular 31st century comedy.

Despite having won two Emmy awards for Outstanding Animated Program (in 2002 and 2011), ratings for the show have started to slip. In 2010, the show drew in an average of 2.6 million viewers but this has now slipped to 1.7 million in 2012. Comedy Central’s EVP of Programming, Dave Bernath said that it was a “natural end” to the show. “That’s a helluva run that few shows achieve, and especially given the fact that it came back to life, it’s really an amazing story… I'm more thankful and feel a sense of gratitude toward the whole process — and that we found a way to keep going for 52 more episodes.” 

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10 Of Our Favourite Movie Robots

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What with Jake Schreier's upcoming movie 'Robot & Frank' scheduled for release in the UK on March 8th 2013 and talks of 'Star Wars: Episode VII' being in the making, we've put together a list of what we think are the best robots that we've ever seen on screen. This is with the exception of cyborgs, human-looking robots, cybernetic organisms and bots from TV programs because, let's face it, we'd be here forever.

Robot ('Robot & Frank')

Robot & Frank

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