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Will Smith, Jared Leto and Margot Robbie to Star in Suicide Squad

The film due to release in August 2016 also stars Tom Hardy, Jai Courtney and Cara Delevingne

D.C. Comics’ Suicide Squad is coming to life with a film adaptation starring Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margo Robbie and Tom Hardy, Warner Bros. announced Tuesday.

Smith’s addition, first reported by the Hollywood Reporter, is among the new announcements in a cast whose members had mostly been previously said to be in talks for the David Ayer-directed film. Other cast members include Jai Courtney and Cara Delevingne.

Smith, who turned down Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained because he wasn’t cast as the lead role, will play Deadshot, the film’s lead and the enemy to Batman, Warner Bros. confirmed. Hardy will star as Rick Flag, the Squad’s leader; Leto will play Joker, Batman’s archenemy; and Robbie will be Harley Quinn, Joker’s girlfriend and accomplice. Courtney is set to play Boomerang, and Delevingne will be Enchantress.

The film is expected to start shooting next April with a release date set for Aug. 5, 2016.

[Hollywood Reporter]

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Terry Crews Is ‘Not Going to Be Silent’ About Feminism

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Jason LaVeris—FilmMagic Actor Terry Crews attends the 2014 NCLR ALMA Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif., on Oct. 10, 2014

The actor and author says the way men treat women like trophies is as bad as the Taliban

Terry Crews currently stars on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, but earlier this year the former NFL player also published a book, Manhood, about what it means to be a man in 2014. If you haven’t picked up a copy, Crews handily outlines a few bullet points in a new interview: support feminism, don’t treat women like they’re trophies and stop subscribing to “man code.”

“The big thing about feminism is that it scares men,” says Crews, who compares supporting feminism to supporting the civil rights movement. “I want to be clear: feminism is not saying women are better than men. That’s not what’s going. Some people totally see it as that.”

At another point during the interview, he compares the way men sometimes treat women as objects to religious extremists.

“What happens is [athletes] win and they go, ‘You know that girl? She’s my trophy. I deserve that girl. In fact, she don’t even want to be with me, but I don’t care. I’m going to take it,'” Crews says. “What kind of mindset is that? Never, never, never, never, never should that ever be accepted. That’s not ‘code.’ That’s Taliban. That’s ISIS.”


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Watch Janice Dickinson Tearfully Discuss Her Sexual Assault Allegation Against Bill Cosby

"It's not going to end here"

One of the many women who have come forward to accuse comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault broke down while describing during a recent interview how the alleged rape has affected her life.

“I’m strong, and I’m gonna stand on my own two feet, and I’m going to tell my side of the story,” Janice Dickinson, a 59-year-old former supermodel, told CNN. “It’s not going to end here.”

Dickinson previously told Entertainment Tonight that in 1982 she had traveled to Lake Tahoe in California, where Cosby was performing, to talk about a possible job offer and her potential singing career. Dickinson claims that Cosby drugged her during dinner and that she woke up in pain the next morning with memories of the assault.

MORE: Everything You Need to Know About the Bill Cosby Scandal

Cosby’s attorney, Marty Singer, has said Dickinson’s accusation was a “complete lie.”

Watch the clip here.

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Bill Cosby Resigns From Temple University Board of Trustees

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Gilbert Carrasquillo—Getty Images Bill Cosby attends the 2011 Temple University Commencement at the Liacouras Center on May 12, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pa.

"I have always wanted to do what would be in the best interests of the university and its students"

Bill Cosby has resigned from Temple University’s board of trustees amid allegations of sexual assault.

Cosby announced his resignation in a statement released by the university on Monday. Cosby has had a seat on the board for 32 years.

“I have always been proud of my association with Temple University,” Cosby said in the statement. “I have always wanted to do what would be in the best interests of the university and its students. As a result, I have tendered my resignation from the Temple University Board of Trustees.”

The board “thank[ed] him for his service to the university.”

While other universities have cut ties with the comedian as more women have come forward alleging sexual assaults, Temple had stood by Cosby. 20 women have accused Cosby of sexual assault, and 10 of them have done so publicly. A Change.org petition from a 2005 Temple graduate calling for the university to end its relationship with Cosby has more than 1,000 signatures.

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Robert Pattinson Plays Guitar on 2013 Death Grips Track

Pattinson worked with the band on their 2013 album, 'Government Plates'

Need more Robert Pattinson in your life? Just listen to Death Grips’ “Birds”—the Twilight star plays guitar on the track.

Pattinson appeared alongside the Death Grips members in a 2013 photo that sparked rumors about the actor working with the band. As it turns out, Pattinson was working with the band on their 2013 album, Government Plates.

As Pitchfork noticed, a Reddit user pointed out Pattinson’s guitar credit on “Birds,” a song on the album. Although both the song and album were released in 2013, this detail is just being noticed thanks to the album’s physical release on Black Friday.

Death Grips have since disbanded, although their final album, The Powers That B, will still be distributed once it’s completed. No word on whether Pattinson makes a cameo on that one, though.

This article originally appeared on Entertainment Weekly

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Christian Bale to George Clooney: ‘Stop Whining’ About Privacy

"It’s like, come on, guys, just shut up. Just get on with it and live your lives"

Exodus star Christian Bale, who went on an infamous angry rant on a movie set in 2009, had some blunt words for celebrities who make a big deal about wanting to maintain their privacy: “Just shut up.”

The Oscar-winning Welsh star said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal magazine that hearing other actors (like George Clooney) complain about the paparazzi and gossip magazines is simply “boring.” That’s not to say Bale doesn’t care about his privacy — the former Dark Knight leading man is known for being extremely tight-lipped about his children’s names and his marriage. As Bale tells it, he just doesn’t talk about what he doesn’t want to talk about.

Read the exchange — Bale only does Q&As — below:

AG: Speaking of George Clooney, I was just seeing all those pictures of him and his new wife being photographed in that boat in Venice, and it occurred to me that I had no idea what your wife, Sibi, looks like.

CB: I feel I should have as much privacy as anyone else.

AG: But I’ve heard Clooney railing about tabloids and privacy too.

CB: I know, but it’s boring, isn’t it? You know what I mean? It doesn’t matter that he talks about it. It’s like, come on, guys, just shut up. Just get on with it and live your lives and stop whining about it. I prefer not to whine about it.


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George Clooney Hung Out With Lord Grantham at Downton Abbey

To film a special charity episode of Downton Abbey

Sorry, Lady Mary– George Clooney isn’t going to be your latest suitor. But he did visit the set of Downton Abbey to film a charity sketch (and make the Dowager Countess faint).

Clooney was visiting the set to film a spin-off sketch for ITV’s annual Text Santa charity drive. In the charity episode, Clooney reportedly kisses Maggie Smith’s Dowager Countess, and she falls into a swoon. “George plants a kiss and Maggie ends up on the floor, it’s wonderful. He was hilarious,” actress Laura Carmichael, who plays Lady Edith, told The Telegraph.

When asked whether George Clooney could have a regular role on the show, creator Julian Fellowes seemed ready to swoon as well. “As far as I’m concerned, he can have whatever he likes,” Fellowes said. “He can take over from Maggie (Smith) if he likes.”

[The Telegraph]

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Chris Rock: How We Talk About Race in U.S. Is ‘Nonsense’

Chris Rock poses with his award during the Hollywood Film Awards in Hollywood
Danny Moloshok—Reuters Actor Chris Rock poses backstage during the Hollywood Film Awards in Hollywood, Calif. on Nov. 14, 2014.

“When we talk about race relations in America or racial progress, it’s all nonsense.”

Chris Rock has some thoughts on race relations in America: they’re a myth.

In a wide-ranging cover interview with New York Magazine’s Frank Rich, the comedian and film director addressed race in the Obama era saying, “when we talk about race relations in America or racial progress, it’s all nonsense.”

Rock continues, “There are no race relations. White people were crazy. Now they’re not as crazy. To say that black people have made progress would be to say they deserve what happened to them before.”

MORE: The One Battle Michael Brown’s Family Will Win

Rock has long been an outspoken on race, and race relations in America. In the interview, he compares the relationship between blacks and whites in America to Tina Turner’s abusive marriage to Ike Turner.

So, to say Obama is progress is saying that he’s the first black person that is qualified to be president. That’s not black progress. That’s white progress. There’s been black people qualified to be president for hundreds of years. If you saw Tina Turner and Ike having a lovely breakfast over there, would you say their relationship’s improved? Some people would. But a smart person would go, “Oh, he stopped punching her in the face.” It’s not up to her. Ike and Tina Turner’s relationship has nothing to do with Tina Turner. Nothing. It just doesn’t. The question is, you know, my kids are smart, educated, beautiful, polite children. There have been smart, educated, beautiful, polite black children for hundreds of years. The advantage that my children have is that my children are encountering the nicest white people that America has ever produced. Let’s hope America keeps producing nicer white people.

Read the whole interview at New York

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Susan Boyle Has Her First Boyfriend at Age 53

Susan Boyle Performs At The Eventim Apollo
Joseph Okpako—WireImage Susan Boyle performs at Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, in London on April 6, 2014

At the age of 53, Susan Boyle finally has her first boyfriend.

“I don’t want to say any more about who he is right now as that would be unfair on him,” Boyle said in a sit-down with The Sun, an interview that was reported in the Daily Mail. “All I’ll say is we are around the same age and he was a very nice guy.”

According to The Sun, Boyle met the American doctor when the pair stayed in the same hotel during her recent tour and they enjoyed a romantic dinner, during which he was “the perfect gentleman”.

The Scottish singer’s quotes were confirmed to PEOPLE by her rep, who added that the U.S. tour for her sixth album – appropriately entitled Hope and featuring songs of inspiration – was a “sell-out success” and that she “will be back in 2015 for the next leg.”

Could that mean a dream come true for the I Dreamed A Dream singer, who shot from obscurity thanks to Britain’s Got Talent and once admitted she had never been kissed?

“It’s very early days so we’ll see what happens,” Boyle told The Sun. “I hope he comes over.”

It has been a year of great change for Boyle, who was recently diagnosed with Asperger’s, which she stated sometimes makes her feel like “King Kong’s mother”.

“Off stage, [my bad behavior] happens lots. It always has,” she recently told the Daily Mail about her battle with mood swings and depression. “But I’m getting better at dealing with it because I know what it is. If I feel I’m going to take a mood swing, I get up and leave.”

The singing sensation continued: “People with Asperger’s do put a barrier up because they don’t know how to trust people. I try not to. I want to let people in.”

This article originally appeared on People.com

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Laguna Beach Co-Stars Gather for 10-Year High School Reunion

Lauren Conrad and Lo Bosworth took a selfie

Um, we invented Post-Its. #LBHS10YearReunion @laurenconrad

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It’s been a year of milestones for Lauren Conrad – who wed William Tell on Sept. 13 – and Saturday was no different as the former Laguna Beach star attended her 10-year high school reunion.

“Um, we invented Post-Its,” Conrad’s BFF and former costar Lo Bosworthjoked on Instagram, referencing the famous lie from the 1997 cult favorite Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, with a photo of the two.

Conrad, 28, was reunited with other former castmates from the MTV reality hit – which also launched 10 years ago in September 2004 – including former The Hills bestie Jen Bunney, who attended with her new husband, Taylor Dunphy.

Not in attendance was Kristin Cavallari, who had her hands full over the Thanksgiving weekend, as she showed on Instagram.

“My little turkey is ready for the game,” she wrote next to an adorable holiday photo of her new son, Jaxon, who was getting ready to watch his dad – Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler – take on Detroit in the annual Turkey Day rivalry. “Happy Thanksgiving!”

Also not in attendance was Stephen Colletti. The former Laguna Beach hunk did, however, attend the wedding of friend Ben Singer the weekend before with cast members Trey Phillips and Dieter Schmitz, all of whom served as groomsmen.

“From senior prom to 10 years later for the first wedding last weekend for Ben,” Schmitz wrote on Instagram, juxtaposing two before-and-after photos from prom and the wedding. “@benjammin2686 @jonathonbernard @stephencolletti @treyphillips lucky to have such great friends my whole life.”

Colletti posted the same photos alongside the caption, “From wine coolers to fine wine, a work in progress… 2004–>2014.”

This article originally appeared on People.com

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