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11 Times Great Actors Played Great Artists


The second season of Genius starts tonight (April 24) on the National Geographic Channel, turning its attention to the world of art and Pablo Picasso after the first season dramatized the life of Albert Einstein. Antonio Banderas stars as Spain’s greatest artist, following in the footsteps of Sir Anthony Hopkins, who portrayed him in 1996 Merchant […]

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‘Twilight’ Creator Stephenie Meyer’s Supernatural TV Spy Thriller ‘The Rook’ Casts Paula Patton

Paula Patton visits The IMDb Show

A decade ago, author and producer Stephenie Meyer‘s vampire series Twilight was adapted for the big screen, making Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart household names. Is she about to do it again with her new TV project? Possibly. It was recently announced (April 23) that Paula Patton has been cast as a villain in a pilot called […]

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‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: All That Jazz

(Photos: Twitter)

Welcome to this week’s Doctor Who’s Day roundup, a Gallifreyan gallimaufry of fan creativity, news and other stuff from the past seven days in social media. And we begin this week on a musical note. It’s always a delight to find a new twist on the classic Doctor Who theme, especially when Ron Grainer‘s iconic […]

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WATCH: Tom Hardy and Riz Ahmed Square Off in New ‘Venom’ Trailer

CinemaCon 2018 – Gala Opening Night Event: Sony Pictures Entertainment Exclusive Presentation

We’ve already seen Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, but the official Venom trailer released last night (April 23) shows him in his alien form up against Riz Ahmed. The Dunkirk star plays a journalist who gains incredible powers when his body becomes host to an alien “symbiotic,” while The Night Of star plays Carlton Drake, a corrupt businessman who […]

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Welcome Baby Boy to Growing Family

The Duke & Duchess Of Cambridge Depart The Lindo Wing With Their New Son

The British royal family has officially grown by one, with Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, giving birth to her third child today (April 23). Her husband, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, was with her at the time of arrival, welcoming their second son at 11:01 BST (6:01am EST). The baby prince, who has yet to […]

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Wait, What? David Tennant Almost Played Hannibal Lecter

‘Fright Night’ – European Premiere

David Tennant has played some baddies since leaving Doctor Who, but Hannibal Lecter would take the cake, surely. Believe it or not, but the chianti-loving cannibal psychiatrist was among the roles David considered, according to a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly. “I met [Hannibal executive producer] Bryan Fuller a couple of times, and we talked […]

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10 Things You Need to Know This Week April 23 – 29

90th Annual Academy Awards – Arrivals

On the Beat always strives to be eclectic, but this is surely the first (and last) week we’ll be able to include both Picasso and Barbie. But don’t worry if you’re no great fan of either, because there’s lots more to savor over the next seven days, too. 1. WHAT TO WATCH FOR PRESTIGE TV […]

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‘Doctor Who’: 10 Things You May Not Know About ‘Into the Dalek’

‘Into the Dalek’ (Photo: BBC)

“Into the Dalek” is the Twelfth Doctor’s first encounter with one of his oldest foes, and it’s one of his more troubling meetings, closer in spirit to the Ninth Doctor’s encounter in “Dalek” than any of the world beating battles he more commonly experiences. It’s the first chance to see a regenerated Doctor more fully […]

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10 and a 1/2 Martin Freeman Roles Worth Going Back For

European Premiere Of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther

Martin Freeman is always on our radar. And we’re not jumping on the bandwagon just because he’s in the fan-favorite series Sherlock; we’ve been watching his career from the start. And, he continues to grow his impressive list of roles, starring in a new film premiering today (April 20). The anthology horror thriller Ghost Stories revolves around three unsolved […]

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The 10 Weirdest Musical Collaborations of All Time

Sting And Shaggy On SiriusXM’s The Joint Channel

Among the albums released today (April 20) is 44/876, a collaboration between Sting and Shaggy. This unlikely partnership got us thinking of all the other music duos that had our heads spinning — and sometimes got our toes tapping, too. 10. Justin Bieber and Busta Rhymes Justin’s second studio album took the form of a […]

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