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Nick Jonas Gets Shirtless & Shaved For 'Kingdom' Trailer

August 2nd, 2014 10:12am EDT
Nick Jonas Gets Shirtless & Shaved For 'Kingdom' Trailer
Well, it seems we know why Nick Jonas has been bulking up these past couple years. It would appear to be due to his role in 'Kingdom' -an upcoming movie about a family struggling through addiction, parental neglect, and making a living.

Warning: Strong Language & Profanity

Jonas plays Nate Kulina, youngest son of Alvey Kulina (Frank Grillo) an ex MMA superstar who lost his career to addiction. His other son, Jay (Jonathan Tucker) is pitted against Nate in a fight for his father's acceptance and attention amidst his own struggles with drug addiction.

Jonas tells E! "I gained about 15 po...
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Bill Murray To Voice Baloo In Upcoming 'Jungle Book' Film

August 2nd, 2014 9:26am EDT
Bill Murray
Bill Murray has been cast as the voice of the loveable black bear Baloo in the upcoming adatation of the classic Disney masterpiece. Baloo is well known for his carefree nature, his antics and endearing laziness. He's all about the 'Bare Necessities' - and we're interested to know if Bill Murray will be piping up to sing the classic Disney tune.

Bill Murray's casting of Baloo isn't the first surprising choice, as Christopher Walken has been chosen to play King Louie, the leader of the apes. Idris Elba is scheduled to play the voice of the main antagonist, the tiger Shere Khan, while Ben ...
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Tom Hiddleston Sends Joss Whedon A 'Transatlantic Fist Bump' With Sincere Email 'Thank You' Note

July 31st, 2014 10:17am EDT
Hiddleston & Whedon
Images have emerged on Reddit of an email correspondence between British actor Tom Hiddleston and director Joss Whedon.

The email is a 'thank you' from Hiddleston, who sent it to Whedon after reading over the entire 'The Avengers' script. Evidently, Hiddleston was absolutely thrilled by the way Whedon wrote Loki, so much so that it prompted an excited response from God of mischief himself.

His praise was highly British, writing "It's high operatic villainy... it's grand and epic and majestic and poetic and lyrical and wicked and rich and badass and might possibly be the most gloriously f...
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Ten Comic Book Characters You've Probably Never Heard Of

July 22nd, 2014 10:00am EDT
Ten Comic Book Characters You've Probably Never Heard Of
Comic book culture tends to be hard for average Joes to just break into. When one takes into consideration how many different retconned storylines interweave with the established lore and background of every hero and villain, it's no wonder that becoming a true comic book aficionado is an investment, rather than simply a reward. The fan devotion to certain brands forms an barrier that can be a little intimidating, and even off-putting, to those of us unfamiliar with that particular subculture.

To be an avid fan, comic book lovers are sometimes necessitated to remember a huge library of pas...
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You Touch My Tra La La : Gunther Is Back, With 'I'm Not Justin Bieber B**ch'

July 21st, 2014 4:00pm EDT
You Touch My Tra La La : Gunther Is Back, With 'I'm Not Justin B
Some of you may remember 'The Ding Dong Song' that took Youtube by storm ten who years ago. It was jam packed with more sexual innuendos and half naked women than an HBO original series. It was done by the enigmatic and mysterious 'Gunther' - who became well known for his pencil mustache, mullet, duckface and sunglasses. If you don't remember, here's the video to refresh your memory.

There's something almost endearing about the whole music video. It's such a laughable parody of itself. Between Gunther and his eye-candy partners 'The Sunshine Girls' there's not really a single part of th...
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Alternative Music Spotlight : The Temper Trap

July 17th, 2014 11:30am EDT
Alternative Music Spotlight : The Temper Trap
Radio listeners will remember a couple years back when the incredibly infectious song "Fader" graced the airwaves constantly. That was the doing of a little Australian band known as 'The Temper Trap.' To this day, "Fader" is one of my favorite songs to listen to to pick my mood up.

But the Temper Trap remains busy. After releasing two very successful albums, 'Conditions' and 'The Temper Trap' the band is on their way to releasing a third studio album, set to release sometime in 2014.

Their musical sound isn't particularly unique - but they have a great vocal style, thanks to lead singer...
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Expatriate Movie Star Gerard Depardieu Releasing 'Eco Friendly' Vodka Line

July 15th, 2014 1:30pm EDT
Expatriate Movie Star Gerard Depardieu Releasing 'Eco Friendly'
French actor and expat Gerard Depardieu seems to be adapting to his new home, Russia, by forcing some roots into the frozen ground.

Depardieu, famous for movies such as 'Green Card' and 'Cyrano de Bergerac' has infamously said au revior to his homeland of France after he refused to pay taxes to the government, which he said was trying to "punish his success." This was following a history of family tragedy, substance abuse and legal troubles.

Gerard has since hopped the fence, staying shortly in Belgium, which was presumably too 'French' for his liking, and eventually ending up as a Russi...
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SMOSH & The Guys Of 'Good Mythical Morning' Star In Newest Epic Rap Battle Of History

July 14th, 2014 7:00pm EDT
SMOSH & The Guys Of 'Good Mythical Morning' Star In Newest Epic
That's right - it's time for a new ERB. The season finale stars a number of guests from other popular Youtube channel - Anthony and Ian of SMOSH, and Rhett and Link from Good Mythical Morning. The new fellows do justice to the season finale - an ERB the scope of which history has never seen.

This time, its a 4v4 with the artists and masterminds of the Italian Renaissance on one side, and their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle counterparts on the other side. Donatello, Raphael, Michaelangelo and Leonardo (squared) go toe to toe (minus two toes for TMNT) to face off and decide who are more dese...
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Music Friday : Ten Songs To Cruise Home To

July 11th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
Music Friday : Ten Songs To Cruise Home To
We all drive a little differently. Some of us have a lead foot - we want to get to where we need to be quickly, while others prefer to feather the gas and take their time. Different driving habits often times coincide with listening habits. Whether what you're listening to is the cause of the actual effect of your driving, is an article for another time.

But we do love music. And what's a car ride without some audio to drive to. So this week we're offering up a bunch of really great songs to drive to. We think that most of these will appeal to a wide variety of drivers, though some may ap...
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George R.R. Martin Flips The Bird To Those Who Doubt He'll Finish 'Game Of Thrones' Book Series

July 10th, 2014 8:00am EDT
George R.R. Martin Flips The Bird To Those Who Doubt He'll Finis
It's generally common courtesy to not speculate how someone is going to die - especially when that person is... you know, a real, living, actual person. And double-especially when that person is George R.R. Martin - the acclaimed author behind the incredibly popular 'A Song of Ice and Fire' book series, and the mastermind of HBO's 'A Game of Thrones.'

Now, granted, we've all theorized about how our favorite or most hated characters will die on Game of Thrones. "Who's going to bite the dust next?" is the thought that's on everyone's minds as they are reading the books or watching the show. ...
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