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Jack Black Only Watched Jumanji After Being Offered The Sequel

Jack Black didn't watch the original 'Jumanji' until he was offered a role in the sequel.The 48-year-old actor stars alongside the likes of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan in 'Jumanji: Welcome...

Dwayne Johnson 'Dies' In Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle

Dwayne Johnson dies more than once in 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle'.The 45-year-old wrestler-turned-actor stars as Dr. Smolder Bravestone in the new Jake Kasdan reimagining of the 1995 movie 'Jumanji' - starring the late...

Guy Ritchie's Aladdin Gets 2019 Release Date

Guy Ritchie's live-action remake of 'Aladdin' has landed a 2019 release date.The new movie hadn't been given a drop date but following a change of directors for 'Star Wars: Episode IX', the live-action reboot of...

Will Smith Shares Image Of Cast Of Aladdin Live-action Remake

Will Smith has confirmed filming for the live-action remake of 'Aladdin' has started.The 48-year-old actor revealed he was playing The Genie in the Guy Ritchie reboot of the 1992 Disney-animated classic earlier this year and...

Numan Acar To Star In Aladdin Remake

Numan Acar has been cast in the Disney live-action remake of 'Aladdin'.The 'Homeland' actor is reportedly set to play Hakim - who is head of the guards and right hand man to the feature's villain...

Sarah Michelle Gellar Remembers Robin Williams

Sarah Michelle Gellar has paid tribute to the late Robin Williams on the third anniversary of his death.The Hollywood icon tragically passed away on August 11 2014 at the age of 63 after taking his...

Will Smith Has The Ears To Play Barack Obama

Will Smith ''has the ears'' to play former US President Barack Obama in a movie.The 48-year-old rapper and actor was the first guest on the new Apple Music show 'Carpool Karaoke' and revealed to James...

Marwan Kenzari In Talks To Play Jafar In Aladdin

Marwan Kenzari is in talks to play the evil Jafar in the live-action remake of 'Aladdin'.The 43-year-old actor - who will next be seen in Kenneth Branagh's 'The Murder on the Orient Express' - is...

Pierce Brosnan Pays Tribute To The Late Robin Williams

Pierce Brosnan has paid tribute to the late Robin Williams, one week before the anniversary of his death. The 64-year-old actor portrayed Stuart 'Stu' Dunmeyer in 1993 comedy movie 'Mrs. Doubtfire' alongside Robin and in...

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle Will Have Tribute To Robin Williams

'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' will feature a tribute to the late Robin Williams.The late actor and comedian - who passed away in August 2014 - played Alan Parrish in the 1995 original movie and...

John Lithgow Turned Down The Joker Role Twice

John Lithgow persuaded Tim Burton he wasn't right for the role of The Joker in 'Batman'.The 71-year-old 'Shrek' actor was wanted to play the arch-nemesis of The Caped Crusader by Burton in his 1989 movie...

Zelda Williams Promotes Mental Health Awareness

Zelda Williams is promoting mental health awareness.The 27-year-old actress' father Robin William died by suicide in 2014 and Zelda hosted Philosophy's Hope and Grace Initiative luncheon in Los Angeles last week, where she backed the...

Guy Ritchie Confirms Aladdin Will Be A Musical

Guy Ritchie has confirmed the live-action remake of Disney's 'Aladdin' will be a musical.The 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword' director was announced to be helming the reboot by the studios as part of a...

Will Smith In Talks To Voice The Genie In Aladdin

Will Smith is in talks to take on the role of The Genie in Disney's live-action version of 'Aladdin'.The 'Suicide Squad' actor was originally in negotiations to work on Tim Burton's new adaptation of 'Dumbo',...

Russell Tovey's Inspiration By The Late Robin Williams

Russell Tovey was inspired to start acting by the late Robin Williams. The 35-year-old actor has admitted the 'Mrs Doubtfire' actor - who tragically died in August 2014 aged 63 - made him want to...

Carrie Fisher To Be Named A Disney Legend

The late Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill are to be honoured with the Disney Legends Award this year at the D23 Expo.The two 'Star Wars' actors are to be recognised by the company for their...

Susan Schneider Williams' Hope For The Future

Robin Williams' widow Susan Schneider Williams wants her late husband's death to show other sufferers of dementia that they're not alone.The 'Mrs Doubtfire' star committed suicide in August 2014 but had been battling Lewy Body...

Matt Damon Wanted To Pay Back Robin Williams

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck always thought they'd be able to pay back the ''incredible debt'' they owed Robin Williams.The two actors' Hollywood breakthrough came in 1997 movie 'Good Will Hunting' - which they also...

Ozzy Osbourne Treated For Overdose And Alcohol Poisoning During Wife's Cancer Battle

The couple's daughter, Kelly Osbourne, makes the revelation in her candid new book, There Is No F**king Secret, explaining her dad struggled to cope with his wife's health emergency. "Dad was there...

Robin Williams Wanted Hagrid Role In Harry Potter

Casting director Janet Hirshenson has revealed the late Mrs. Doubtfire star was really interested in playing half-giant Rubeus Hagrid, and called her to make sure he was considered. "Robin had called because...

Ben Affleck: 'I Owe My Success To Robin Williams'

The late star took on an Oscar-winning role in Affleck and Matt Damon's critically acclaimed film Good Will Hunting, which went on to win the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and helped...

Robin Williams Turned Down For Harry Potter

Robin Williams was turned down for a role in 'Harry Potter' because he wasn't British.The late Hollywood actor - who committed suicide in August 2014 aged 63 - was reportedly desperate to portray the role...

Joaquin Phoenix And Gus Van Sant Tackling John Callahan Biopic

The Walk The Line actor is attached to star in Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot, an adaptation of Callahan’s 1980 memoir, reports Variety. Callahan was a controversial and influential cartoonist whose work...

Robin Williams Convinced John Leguizamo To Get A Poodle

The Ice Age star reveals he fell in love with Robin's poodles during one visit to his California home, and decided to get one for himself. "I got him from this amazing...

Dr Phil Slammed Over Shelley Duvall Interview

Dr. Phil McGraw has been slammed for ''exploiting'' Shelley Duvall.The talk show host has conducted a sit-down interview with the 67-year-old actress, in which she discusses her battle with mental illness, but he has been...

Shelley Duvall Opens Up About Mental Health Issues On Tv To Dr. Phil

Now unrecognisable, the 67-year-old actress sat down with TV self-help guru Dr. Phil MCGraw for a recent interview, in which she talks about her struggles and insists the late Robin Williams - her...

Los Angeles Haven To Famous Comedians Up For Sale

Cresthill, the three-storey, four-bedroom, Spanish-style pad, located just off Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip, has been listed for $3.3 million (GBP2.6 million). The legendary house was owned by Mitzy Shore, the "den mother" to...

Jumanji Reboot Release Delayed By Seven Months

The movie, billed as a sequel to the 1995 action comedy starring Robin Williams, will now be released in time for the 2017 festive season - seven months after its original 28 July...

Robin Williams' Widow Claims Dementia Killed Him

Robin Williams' widow believes his dementia lead to his suicide.The late comedian tragically took his own life in August 2014 but his wife Susan Schneider Williams is adamant it wasn't his battle with depression that...

Robin Williams' Bikes Are Speedy Sales At Auction

Almost 90 of the Mrs. Doubtfire star's bikes, including a unicycle and a custom-made Dario Pegoretti-designed two-wheeler, were expected to fetch upwards of $200,000 (£164,000) as part of an online auction at Paddle...

Through late 2014 and early 2015, Robin Williams was covered in the news a lot, following his suicide on 11th August 2014. The event was followed by an outpour of heartfelt tributes from celebrities and members of the film industry. In addition to his memoriam at the Emmy Awards ceremony and the Academy Awards, President Barack Obama released a public statement upon news of the entertainer’s passing. 

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