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Benedict Cumberbatch involved in fight during Oscars weekend - report

March 12th, 2014 9:30pm EDT
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Actor Benedict Cumberbatch was reportedly involved in a fight during Oscars weekend earlier this month (Mar14).

The Star Trek Into Darkness star was caught in the middle of a scuffle between his limo driver, valets and security over a parking spot outside a Los Angeles hotel.

A source tells the National Enquirer, "When Cumberbatch's driver pulled up to the hotel, he failed to drive into the semicircular driveway and parked his limo on the street, blocking the exit.

"As the star stepped out, several valets ran up, demanding that the limo be moved immediately, and he abruptly found himse...

R. Kelly delivers Benedict Cumberbatch's Star Trek lines in new skit song

December 13th, 2013 3:10am EST
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R. Kelly has turned the tables on Benedict Cumberbatch by singing script lines from Star Trek Into Darkness after the actor recited sultry lyrics by the R&B singer on TV last week (04Dec13).

The British actor showed off his reading skills on U.S. chat show Jimmy Kimmel Live! by performing a spoken-word version of R. Kelly's new track, Genius.

The video of Cumberbatch's dramatic recital has gone viral and garnered almost two million views on YouTube, and now Kelly has got his own back by turning lines uttered by the actor's character Khan into a new tune.

During an appearance on U.S. show...

J.J. Abrams Not Returning To Direct Next 'Star Trek' Movie

September 13th, 2013 3:01pm EDT
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J.J. Abrams won't be returning to the director's chair for the next Star Trek film.

Abrams announced the news to on Thursday, telling the website that while he won't be calling the shots from directly behind the camera he will still be on hand as the film's producer.

"It's a little bittersweet," he says. "But I will say that I'm going to be producing the movie. Whomever it is that directs the film will be someone we all know is going to keep the cast and crew in good hands. I feel very lucky to have been part of it, and it definitely feels like the right time to let someone c...

Check Out 'Star Trek Into Darkness' On DVD, Blu-ray & More Sept. 10

September 7th, 2013 6:33am EDT
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In "Star Trek Into Darkness," the crew of the Enterprise is called back home where they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization that has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving the world in a state of crisis.

With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) leads a manhunt to a war zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.

As the heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his...

Zachary Quinto and Jonathan Groff split - report

July 17th, 2013 8:42pm EDT
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Actor Zachary Quinto and his actor boyfriend Jonathan Groff have split, according to U.S. reports.

The Star Trek Into Darkness star and Groff quietly parted ways earlier this year (13) after a year-long relationship, but a source tells that the pair has vowed to remain friends.

Quinto went public with his sexuality in 2011 and confirmed his relationship with the Glee actor in an interview with Out magazine last September (12).

'Fast & Furious 6' Dominates Record Memorial Day Weekend Box Office

May 27th, 2013 10:43pm EDT
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Fast & Furious 6 has blown by the competition at the Memorial Day Weekend box office, taking in $122 million -- more than doubling the take of closest competitor, The Hangover Part III, which had $51.2 million in ticket sales ($63 million counting Thursday's shows).

$316 million in tickets were sold in the U.S. over the three day weekend, breaking the previous record of $277 million in 2011.

Star Trek Into Darkness held firm at the number-three spot, with $48 million in its second week; while Blue Sky Studios' latest animated film, Epic, opened at $42.6 million.

Rounding out the top five...

Seen 'Star Trek: Into Darkness' & Need More Kirk and Spock in Your Life? 3 Suggestions To Keep Living The Prime Directive

May 25th, 2013 12:29pm EDT
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If you finally had a chance to see Star Trek: Into Darkness this past week and are going through Kirk/Spock withdrawal, we’ve rounded up three things to keep you occupied until it’s either out on Blu-Ray or you’re already lining up for the inevitable third film.

1) Play Star Trek the Videogame.

 Ever imagine Kirk/Spock as a co-op team that could be played in videogames? Yeah me either. And yet, the videogame that came out last month works… some of the time. The enemy Gorn you fight are repetitive and the storyline, taking place after the 2009 film, definitely needs some work, but with t...

J.J. Abrams Shares 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Deleted Shower Scene In Wake Of Alice Eve Controversy

May 23rd, 2013 5:55pm EDT
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Star Trek Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams addressed the recent backlash over actress Alice Eve's gratuitous underwear shot in the movie during an appearance on Conan O'Brien's show Wednesday night.

The director revealed that while Eve's scene remained in the film, an equally gratuitous shot of Benedict Cumberbatch's villain shirtless and taking a shower -- or, a "shower of evil" as Abrams put it.

"She's changing and the idea was, the intent was, it's Kirk who was always a womanizing character, so the idea was to have a beat like that in the midst of all this action and adventure... ha...

Zachary Quinto suffered nasty burn on Star Trek Into Darkness set

May 22nd, 2013 8:41pm EDT
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Actor Zachary Quinto suffered a nasty burn on the set of Star Trek Into Darkness while filming a fiery volcano scene.

The star, who plays Mr. Spock in the hit sci-fi franchise, put on a protective heat suit for the shoot before thrashing around in the hot magma, but unaware a portion of his skin was still exposed, Quinto ended up with a large welt on the back of his neck.

The 35 year old tells the National Enquirer, "My neck skin got caught in between the helmet (and my shoulder). I didn't know how serious it was. I didn't know what was happening. (Director J.J. Abrams told me,) 'It looke...

Alice Eve Suspects NASA Of Hiding Proof Of Extraterrestrial Life

May 22nd, 2013 4:08pm EDT
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Star Trek Into Darkness star Alice Eve believes that Earthlings have already made contact with extraterrestrial beings and top government officials are hiding the details from citizens.

The sexy British blonde, who bared nearly all in a controversial stripping scene in the new film, joined co-stars Chris Pine, John Cho and director J.J. Abrams for a Skype chat with astronauts on board the International Space Station.

The actress thought the experience was fascinating, but she's not convinced all of their answers were the truth.

"That was definitely the coolest thing we've done," she says...

Benedict Cumberbatch: 'I lent more than my voice to The Hobbit roles'

May 22nd, 2013 3:11am EDT
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British star Benedict Cumberbatch resents reports suggesting he simply lent his voice to play the dragon Smaug in the forthcoming The Hobbit sequel because he had to put in hours of work with motion-capture technology to bring the character to life.

The Star Trek Into Darkness actor actually takes on double duty in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, portraying the titular, gold-hoarding dragon and the ruler The Necromancer, and although his physical likeness doesn't appear onscreen, his bodily movements do, thanks to the same technology his co-star Andy Serkis uses to play Gollum..

And ...

Star Trek screenwriter regrets Alice Eve underwear scene

May 22nd, 2013 3:11am EDT
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Star Trek Into Darkness screenwriter Damon Lindelof regrets putting Alice Eve's gratuitous underwear scene into the sci-fi blockbuster.

Fans have been flocking to catch the latest installment of the franchise, but were left baffled when the actress' character, weapon specialist Dr. Carol Marcus, strips down to her bra and panties.

Critics accused Lindelof and director J.J. Abrams of misogyny, and the screenwriter has now admitted he was wrong to have penned that part of the script.

Taking to, he writes, "I copped to the fact that we should have done a better job of not being ...

Damon Lindelof Addresses Alice Eve's 'Gratuitous' Underwear Scene From 'Star Trek Into Darkness'

May 21st, 2013 10:01pm EDT
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Alice Eve's gratuitous underwear scene in Star Trek Into Darkness has left many wondering why the scene was included in the film in the first place, and others calling the move misogynistic.

Producer/writer Damon Lindelof has addressed the issue and apologized to those who were offended via a post on his Twitter page and in an email to MTV's Josh Horowitz.

"I feel like I have to start with the biggest mystery/conversation that's surrounded the film from the get go," Horowitz wrote in a letter to Lindelof. "Why is Alice Eve in her underwear at one point?"

The film's head writer replied to...

Julian Assange wanted Benedict Cumberbatch to quit WikiLeaks film

May 21st, 2013 8:42pm EDT
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Wanted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange pleaded with British actor Benedict Cumberbatch to drop out of the Hollywood adaptation of his story after objecting to an early version of the film's script.

The Star Trek Into Darkness star portrays Assange in The Fifth Estate, an upcoming movie based on his whistleblowing website, which hit headlines across the world for leaking top secret and classified documents from military and international government sources.

Cumberbatch recently admitted he had tried to set up a meeting with the embattled Australian journalist, who has been living in the E...

'Star Trek Into Darkness' Dominates Box Office With $70 Million Weekend Take

May 20th, 2013 10:03am EDT
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"Star Trek Into Darkness" easily took the top spot at the weekend box office, debuting with $70.6 million in ticket sales. The film added another $13.5 million from early showings on Wednesday and Thursday, bringing its five-day total to $84.1 million.

The film, which stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana, centers on the crew battling an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk (Pine) leads a manhunt to a war zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.

"Star Trek" knocked "Iron Man 3" into seco...

Star Trek Into Darkness beams to top of U.S. box office

May 19th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
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Director J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness has beamed to the top of the U.S. box office chart, debuting with an impressive $70.6 million (£45.55 million) haul.

The sci-fi film, starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana, also added a further $13.5 million (£8.7 million) from early showings on Wednesday (15May13) and Thursday (16May13), bringing its five-day total to $84.1 million (£54.25 million).

The Star Trek sequel knocked Iron Man 3 into second place - the Robert Downey, Jr. action epic continued to draw audiences with a strong $35.2 million (£22.7 million) gross in its th...

Top 10 'Star Trek' Villains

May 18th, 2013 10:02am EDT
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"Star Trek" has seen its share of bad-ass villains since it originally hit the airwaves almost 50 years ago in 1966. The franchise has seen multitudes of devious Klingons, the reptilian Gorn, Borg, The God like Q, and many other devious villains.

Hitting theatres this weekend, J.J. Abrams brings us his second take on the beloved franchise with "Star Trek Into Darkness," where the films bad guy John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch) has receiving high villain points. Harrison plays a former Starfleet agent that turns into a traitor and galactic terrorist; who later revealed to be none other t...

5 Fun Facts About 'Star Trek' Star Chris Pine

May 16th, 2013 2:00pm EDT
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He starred alongside Anne Hathaway in "Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement" and Lindsay Lohan in "Just My Luck", but girls across the world fell madly in love with Chris Pine when he got his big break playing James T. Kirk in J.J. Abrams' smash hit "Star Trek." With the sequel about to hit theaters, let's take a look at some fun about the captain of the Starship Enterprise. 

1. Chris made his acting debut in 2003, when he played a drunk patient on "ER".

2. He is the youngest actor to play a lead role in the "Star Trek" franchise; Chris was 28 when the first movie came out. 

3. Chris' bi...

'Star Trek Into Darkness' Has Plenty Of Flash But Lacks Originality

May 15th, 2013 8:23pm EDT
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The boys of Starfleet are back: Capt. Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), Scotty (Simon Pegg), Chekov (Anton Yelchin), Bones (Karl Urban), Sulu (John Cho) and Uhura (Zoe Saldana).

The film opens with the USS Enterprise on a observation mission to Planet Nibiru. When they arrive at the planet they find a volcano on the verge of erupting and wiping out its primitive inhabitants.

In the process of launching a dangerous mission to halt the eruption, Spock's life is jeopardized, forcing Kirk to break the 'Prime Directive' and reveal the Enterprise to the inhabitants.

Bad move: Not only...

'Star Trek Into Darkness' L.A. Premiere Pics - Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana & More!

May 15th, 2013 11:00am EDT
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A bearded Chris Pine (wearing a snazzy orange tie) attended the "Star Trek Into Darkness" Los Angeles premiere in Hollywood, Calif., on Tuesday.

Pine plays Captain Kirk in the sequel to J.J. Abrams' 2009 Star Trek movie. Last month, the actor confessed that he wasn't a "Star Trek" fan growing up.

He told Britain's Esquire magazine: "(Making) Star Trek scared me a lot. It terrified me, really. Because of the scale, the responsibility, the fact that it was this iconic character. It was the bigger challenge. So I had to take it."

The film hits theaters May 17. Captain Kirk leads a manhunt t...

Benedict Cumberbatch was exhausted by Star Trek fight training

May 13th, 2013 8:51pm EDT
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British actor Benedict Cumberbatch struggled with the "exhausting" fight training he received in preparation for the new Star Trek sequel because he only had a few weeks to prepare for the action role.

The War Horse star admits he was at a slight disadvantage as he practised clashing with co-star Zachary Quinto, who portrays Mr. Spock, as Cumberbatch was only added to the cast of Star Trek Into Darkness as villain Khan Noonien Singh last year (12).

However, he quickly got to grips with the physicality of the job, thanks to the film's fight experts.

He tells MTV News, "It was exhausting b...

Leonard Nimoy Takes On Zachary Quinto In New 'Star Trek' Spock-Themed Audi Ad

May 8th, 2013 6:33pm EDT
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Star Trek stars Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto, who have both portrayed the Vulcan Spock in the series and on film, star together in a new ad for Audi that's filled with nostalgic Trek references.

The two stars begin by playing chess against each other on tablets before betting on who can make it to the local country club first for lunch. Loser has to buy.

"Stand by to have your wallet emptied by a tractor beam," Nimoy says.

"Anything's possible," Quinto laughs, "but probably not that."

The two get into their cars -- Quinto eases into his Audi S7 while Nimoy struggles to get his clubs...

Alice Eve Smolders & Zoe Saldana Sizzles At London 'Star Trek' Premiere

May 3rd, 2013 4:00pm EDT
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The ladies were the main attraction at Thursday night's "Star Trek Into Darkness" premiere in London. Chris Pine, Alice Eve, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana promoted their new film at the Empire Leicester Square in front of hundreds of onlookers.

Eve stunned in a beige, straples Ermanno Scervino bandeau dress, while Saldana nearly tripped in her black and white flowing Vionnet gown.

In a blink-and-you-missed-it moment, Eve is featured in just a green bra and panties in the international trailer. The moment was the talk of the internet back in March when it was released.

"Star Trek Into Da...

Zoe Saldana Is Leggy In A Super Short, Futuristic Ensemble At German 'Star Trek' Premiere

April 30th, 2013 5:00pm EDT
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Zoe Saldana attended the "Star Trek Into Darkness" German premiere at Cinestar in Berlin, Germany, on Monday in a flashy pink ensemble.

The actress wore Balmain separates featuring a hot pink ruffled skirt with a shiny, multi-colored seashell patterned top. Saldana looked like she stepped out of the future - quite appropriate considering the movie she's promoting.

She recently admitted she hesitated taking the role of Lt. Uhura in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" reboot because she had just appeared in "Avatar" and considered taking a break from working for a while.

She told Latina magazine: "[M...

Alice Eve Strips Down To Her Underwear In New 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Trailer And Reveals Hidden Easter Egg

March 25th, 2013 7:58pm EDT
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Alice Eve shows off her sexy curves in the international trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness in a blink-and-you-missed it moment.

The brief moment has been the talk of the internet lately, and it's obvious that the film's director, J.J. Abrams, knew what he was doing when he released the spot.

Countless screen captures of the moment were taken from Apple and YouTube and thanks to some keen eyes over at, that split-second shot actually reveals a web address:

When followed, viewers are taken to the film's UK/Australian site, where a brand new poster for the fil...

Latest Trailer For 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Is Packed With Action

March 10th, 2013 5:14pm EDT
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With new footage that clocks in at just over a minute, the newest Star Trek Into Darkness trailer is sure to amp up the anticipation for J.J. Abrams upcoming sequel to 2009's Star Trek reboot.

The new teaser is currently running in theaters before Oz The Great and Powerful; and word on the street is that the final trailer for the film will hit theaters on March 28, paired with G.I. Joe: Retaliation.

Volcanoes, space battles, giant fish and even a glimpse of a futuristic London fill the action-packed new clip for the film.

Once again we find Captain James Kirk (Chris Pine) at odds with Ca...

Watch All The Movie Trailers Shown During Super Bowl XLVII (Video)

February 4th, 2013 4:07pm EST
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The Super Bowl is second only to The Oscars telecast when it comes to movie trailers. So who paid the big bucks this year?

Oz: the Great and Powerful had the best spot in my opinion. The clever black and white, 4:3 (the classic's original resolution) opening immediately drew one's attention. After expanding to fullscreen and in vibrant color, This Sam Raimi directed prequel to the classic Wizard of Oz looked like it would be a surefire hit in March.

J.J. Abrams only put a few brief moments of lens flare into his Star Trek: Into Darkness trailer. This action-packed Sci Fi movie hits th...

Zachary Quinto Pays Tribute To 'Star Trek' Super Fan

January 7th, 2013 11:32am EST
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Zachary Quinto has sent his condolences to the family of a Star Trek fan who lost his cancer battle just days after seeing an early screening of the upcoming sequel thanks to director J.J. Abrams.

Daniel Craft's family and friends mounted an online campaign late last month for the terminally ill man to see Star Trek Into Darkness, over fears he would die before the scheduled May release date. Abrams became aware of Craft's plight and agreed to show a rough cut of the blockbuster to him.

Craft lost his fight against cancer last week, and the movie's star Quinto has taken to his Twitter.c...

'Star Trek Into Darkness' Trailer 2: Strong Warnings For A Reckless Capt. Kirk

December 18th, 2012 3:05pm EST
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The second official trailer for next Spring's highly-anticipated Star Trek sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness, is finally out -- and this second glimpse of the film gives us a little bit more to go on in terms of what it's about.

Well, not really.

It does focus on Kirk (Chris Pine) and some major decisions he'll have to make that could put the lives of himself and his crew on the line, according to the voiceover from Captain Pike (Bruce Greenwood).

There's still no clues as to who Benedict Cumberbatch's bad guy is, only that he's a pretty ominous force and some serious s--t is going down.


Extra Frames In Japanese Version Of 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Teaser May Hold Clues To The New Bad Guy's Identity

December 6th, 2012 6:51pm EST
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The first trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness finally has a trailer, which debuted this morning, and it promises plenty of action, but gives little explanation of who Benedict Cumberbatch's bad guy is or what his motivation will be.

J.J. Abrams' much-anticipated sequel to the 2009 reboot of the series promises an "unstoppable force of terror" and a "one man weapon of mass destruction", but gives little more than that in both the official synopsis, released last week, or in today's "announcement video" (neither a trailer nor a teaser, according to Paramount Pictures).

The Japanese version ...

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