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James Earl Jones To Receive Lifetime Achievement Tony Award

James Earl Jones is to receive a special Tony Award for lifetime achievement in theatre.The 86-year-old actor - whose career has spanned over 60 years - is set to be honoured at the 71st Annual...

Seth Rogen And Billy Eichner Are Lion King's Timon And Pumbaa

Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner have been cast to play Timon and Pumbaa in 'The Lion King' remake.Disney are rebooting the beloved 1994 animated movie with 'Jungle Book' filmmaker Jon Favreau helming the project and...

Jon Favreau Goes Swimming With His Kids If His Films Flop

Jon Favreau goes swimming with his kids if one of his films is a flop.The 50-year-old actor-and-director's last project was working on the remake of Disney classic 'The Jungle Book', a critical and box office...

Beyonce For The Lion King?

Beyonce is the preferred choice to play Nala in the live-action remake of 'The Lion King'.Director Jon Favreau is reportedly keen to secure the 'Formation' singer for the role in the upcoming movie and the...

Donald Glover To Play Simba In The Lion King Remake

Glover will portray Simba and Jones will reprise his role as Mufasa in Jon Favreau's revamp. The Jungle Book director announced the casting news via Twitter on Friday (17Feb17). Under a...

Donald Glover Cast In Lion King Remake

Donald Glover has been cast as Simba in 'The Lion King' remake.The 33-year-old actor and rapper - who will also star in the upcoming Han Solo 'Star Wars' spin-off - has been cast as the...

Cecilia Hart, Wife Of James Earl Jones, Dies Age 68

Hart passed away on 16 October (16) after a one-year battle with ovarian cancer, People.com reports. She and Jones met on the set of the Steven Bochco police drama series Paris...

Director Gordon Davidson Dies At 83

The filmmaker passed away on Sunday (02Oct16). Davidson began running the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles in 1967 and went on to direct several stage shows, including The Trial of the...

Darth Vader Makes Star Wars Return

Darth Vader's Star Wars return has officially been confirmed in a new trailer. The Sith lord, voiced by James Earl Jones, makes a very brief appearance at the end of a two-minute trailer for the...

J.j. Abrams Wants Knights Of Ren Movie

J.J. Abrams would love to see a Knights of Ren 'Star Wars' anthology movie made. The 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' director is pleased to see Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has given the go ahead...

New Details Are Revealed About Darth Vader's Role In 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'

Anticipation for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story reached new heights this week, when the first real details about the film were revealed by Entertainment Weekly. The biggest news to emerge was that it will...

James Earl Jones: 'I Have Been A Diabetic For 20 Years'

Beloved actor James Earl Jones has teamed up with Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical company, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, to launch a new online campaign aimed at helping fellow diabetics manage the condition - and that...

Actor Humbert Allen Astredo Dies At 86

The Dark Shadows star passed away on 19 February (16). Astredo began his career as a theatre actor and made his Broadway debut in the role of Cassio in Othello, opposite...

Anthony Anderson Starstruck After Meeting Idol James Earl Jones

The Transformers star ran into the Hollywood veteran at a hotel in 2000 and, in a bid to make himself seem more interesting, he grabbed a newspaper to read in front of Jones....

Broadway Producer Don Gregory Dies

Gregory passed away from a stroke on Tuesday (10Nov15) at his home in Boca Raton, Florida, his son, U.S. newsman David Gregory confirmed to The New York Times. Gregory began recruiting celebrities...

Broadway Stars James Earl Jones And Cicely Tyson Want Opening Applause To Stop

The veteran actors have reunited for a new production of The Gin Game, 49 years after they last appeared together on the Great White Way in a 1966 production of A Hand Is...

James Earl Jones And Cicely Tyson Book First Broadway Reunion In 49 Years

The stars will follow in the footsteps of Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, who originated the roles in the Pulitzer Prize-winning D.L. Coburn play in 1977, and Charles Durning and Julie Harris, who...

James Earl Jones To Be Honoured At American Theatre Wing Gala

Veteran actor James Earl Jones will be feted for his contributions to the stage at the American Theatre Wing gala next year (15).The Star Wars star will be the guest of honour at the annual...

James Earl Jones To Be Honoured For Voice Work

Veteran actor James Earl Jones is to receive a special award for his voiceover work.The 83 year old, who famously provided the voice of Star Wars villain Darth Vader, will be handed the inaugural Voice...

Rose Byrne To Make Broadway Debut In You Can't Take It With You

Australian actress Rose Byrne is set to join James Earl Jones for her Broadway debut in a revival of classic comedy You Can't Take It With You.The Bridesmaids star and Tony Award nominee Annaleigh Ashford...

James Earl Jones Returning To Broadway

Veteran actor James Earl Jones is heading back to Broadway in the revival of classic play You Can't Take It With You.The 87-year-old Tony winner will return to the Great White Way this autumn (14)...

Vader Selfie Serves As Inaugural Post For 'Star Wars' Instagram Account

The Star Wars franchise has finally joined Instagram and with it, all of us here in the Teenies. The account was launched fittingly, with a selfie of Darth Vader. This is one of the first...

James Earl Jones Appeals For Star Wars Return

James Earl Jones is hoping Star Wars villain Darth Vader makes an appearance in the rebooted movie franchise because he "would love to be a part" of the new films.The sci-fi franchise is set to...

Kim Cattrall Returns Home To Play Hollywood Star At The Old Vic

Sex and the City actress Kim Cattrall is to return to the stage for the Old Vic's forthcoming production of Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird Of Young. The Liverpool-born actress will play a failing Hollywood star...

Christopher Reeves' Superman Is The Greatest Sci-fi Star

A recent poll put together to celebrate the release of the board game Stratego Sci-Fi has found that the late Christopher Reeves as the Man of Steel is the public's favourite sci-fi star to grace...

Cybill Shepherd Engaged To Serbian Psychologist

Cybill Shepherd has become engaged for the third time, according to the New York Daily News. And she seems to have landed on her feet, as far as getting a fancy engagement ring goes. The...

Robin Williams To Play Dwight Eisenhower

Robin Williams is to play Dwight Eisenhower in new movie 'The Butler'.The actor will portray the former US President in director Lee Daniels' next film, based on the life story of Eugene Allen, who worked...

James Corden Shocked And Tearful At Tony Awards Win

No one seemed more surprised at James Corden's win at last night's Tony Awards than Corden himself (June 10, 2012). Nominated in the category entitled 'Best Performance By An Actor in a Leading Role In...

Tony Awards Open With The Book Of Mormon Skit

Sunday night's (10Jun12) Tony Awards ceremony began with a hilarious take on hit musical The Book Of Mormon as the show's stars knocked on the dressing room doors of theatre favourites like Ricky Martin, Matthew...

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