Roundup: Hugh Laurie, Nude? Gasp!

Hugh Laurie, he’s a dapper one no doubt. Um, let’s just say it: the man is HOT! But when it comes to getting naked on film, Dr. Gregory House isn’t particularly fond of dropping his trousers. Digital Spy reports that the English actor cringes at his past nude scenes, referring to his experience shooting a 2003 episode of his TV series Fortysomething as “embarrassing.”

“I had to be outside in a London street and we cleverly scheduled the scene at six o’clock in the morning (when there was) nobody about. Filming is filming and of course it was 8:45 when we finally came to shoot it.

“The local paparazzi had had a nice leisurely breakfast… and also there was a nearby girls school. I was wearing my cupped hands and I had a towel but in the scene a dog is supposed to snatch the towel in a comical fashion.”

Oh Hugh, quit being so bashful. We cannot wait for House to knock a little boots with Dr. Cuddy this season. The seventh season of House premiered Monday (Sept. 20).

In other news: It seems that Muse frontman Matt Bellamy fits right in with girlfriend Kate Hudson‘s family. Can’t you just picture it? Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, and Matt, all happy-go-lucky and drinking tea. Maybe even vacationing together? They did bike together recently, so that’s a great start, right? Well it gets better, as he is helping Russell brush up on some of his guitar-playing skills. (NME)

Oh wouldn’t Shakespeare be proud of Disney and their forthcoming animated film, Gnomeo & Juliet? He’d certainly have to think it’s cute to say the least, because the trailer is fantastically charming. Cue the Elton John music now and take a look:

Directed by Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2), the film isn’t an exact take on Shakespeare’s most celebrated tale, but the theme of love does takes shape in the land of gnomes. James McAvoy and Emily Blunt lend their voices to the film’s main characters, while Sir Michael Caine, Stephen Merchant, Dame Maggie Smith, and Ozzy Osbourne also lend their vocal talents. The PG-rated flick is slated for a February 11, 2011 release.

BBC America’s The Inbetweeners just kicked off its third season. Remind yourself why you love Will, Jay, Simon, and Neil so much with these Top 10 gold moments (Den of Geek)

CNN gets personal with Stephen Fry. My day is made!

Watch it, music downloading fiends. You might just be going to “hell” at the hand of Elbow‘s Guy Garvey. (BBC Radio 1)

Never mind, England. Comedian John Cleese loves Germany (and Austria) more than you! The legendary Monty Python actor fancies theater and art scene, and their food, too. “I’ve always liked Vienna. I never saw so much theatre and music and so many museums anywhere else. I like the city’s velocity and the food. It doesnt have the tackiness of other big cities.” Oh England, you so tacky. (Telegraph)

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