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There's a sequel to "The Shining," but it's going to come in book form first.
Stephen King, who crafted the novel that was adapted into the (terrifying) 1980 film, read from excerpts of "The Shining's" sequel, "Dr. Sleep," at a recent appearance at George Mason University, Slashfilm reports.
The novel reintroduces "The Shining's" main character, Danny Torrance, as a grown-up. In the sequel, Torrance is now 40, and working in a hospice for the terminally ill in New York. Torrance has special powers though, and will visit the patients as they're about to "cross over" to help them move on without pain.
As a strapping, dapper actor with an English accent, Idris Elba is an obvious choice to play James Bond. But the actor tells NPR that talk of him potentially landing the part is nothing more than gossip.
"It's a rumor," he said on "Morning Edition." "It’s a very old rumor. My dad and I were talking about this the other day. I would do it, but I don’t want to be called the first black James Bond. Do you understand what I ‘m saying? Sean Connery wasn’t the Scottish James Bond and Daniel Craig wasn’t the blue-eyed James Bond. So if I played him, I don’t want to be called the black James Bond."
As Elba goes on to explain, he didn't come to the States "to play black roles. I just came to play roles."
Ring it up!
TLC's hit show "Extreme Couponing" comes back tonight for its second season, and we can bet you money that fans are eagerly awaiting.
If you don't know what we are talking about, you're probably spending too much on your groceries. The show focuses on those who take couponing to the max, at times getting several hundreds of dollars worth of items for next to nothing (and in some cases, literally nothing).
In a new documentary, famed director Roman Polanski offers an apology to Samantha Geimer, the woman he unlawfully had sex with when she was 13.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the filmmaker speaks on the case towards the end of Laurent Bouzereau's documentary, "Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir," which had its world premiere in Zurich, Switzerland on Tuesday.
"She is a double victim: My victim, and a victim of the press," Polanski says in the film, which focuses more on the 78-year-old director's view of his life than details of the case. In fact, THR reports, the documentary doesn't really offer anything new that hasn't already been made available on the public record.
Don’t expect to see Melissa Etheridge getting steamy in public anytime soon.
The famed singer/songwriter, who received her Hollywood Walk of Fame star Tuesday, told CNN at the event that she’s not really into overt displays of public affection, be they heterosexual, homosexual or otherwise.
That's not to say she hasn't shared a kiss with a partner on occasion.
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