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Kristen Stewart has finally had her say about her ex-boyfriend, Robert Pattinson, scoring the role of Batman.

The actress seemed thrilled that her Twilight co-star will take over the role from Ben Affleck, telling a reporter; "I feel like he’s the only guy that could play that part."

Superhero movies are showing no sign of becoming less popular, with the characters getting rebooted and rewritten as long as studios (*cough* Disney/Warner Bros *cough*) can keep making money.


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The Batman, starring Edward Cullen himself, is due to be released in 2021 as a Bruce Wayne remake, because we really need more of those.

Pattinson spent many of his post-Twilight years talking about how much he hated being in blockbusters, and accepted parts in low-budget, indie movies.

The actor has recently been spotted in Timothee Chalamet's Henry V Netflix flick; The King. Robert playing such a famous character seems, well, out of character.

While at the TIFF film festival this weekend, she spoke about her ex's new role with Varietysaying she was over the moon for Rob.


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"I feel like he’s the only guy that could play that part. I'm so happy for him. It's crazy. I'm very, very happy about that. I heard that and I was like, 'Oh man!' It's awesome."

We're glad Kristen is supportive of her ex-boyfriend, especially after they were photographed together for the first time in five years last summer.

Maybe they've repaired their relationship following their dramatic split? Who can forget the cheating scandal with her Snow White And The Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders.

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The Late Late Show is celebrating love in all its forms tonight with a show dedicated to romance and butterflies in your stomach.

'So who are the guests for their infamous Valentine's Day episode?', I hear you ask. Well, Tubs has a treat for everyone in the love-struck audience.

Reality TV star couple Vogue Williams and Spencer Matthews fell in love while filming a TV show in 2017, and now they're married with little baby Theodore. They join Ryan Tubridy in the studio tonight, getting candid about their relationship.


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What else could startle the romantic senses on the guest seat? Well, someone who has adapted some of Shakespeare's greatest love stories to film and TV is stopping by for a chat.

Actor and director Kenneth Branagh will join The Late Late Show panel of guests to discuss his new movie All Is True, and will elaborate on why Ireland holds a special place in his heart, having moved to England at a young age.

The show has also carried out a search for 'The Greatest Love of All' nationwide, and the public will exclusively be hearing some of the most romantic tales of true love, and viewers who have found their soul mate against all the odds. SWISH SWOO.


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Audience games will be taking place (sure to be absolutely GAS), and the 200 singles will be hoping to find that special someone on the RTÉ show.

Music from Whigfield and Mickey Joe Harte join Ryan for some music.. Is is because Mickey Joe's name sounds like Heart? Who knows…tune in to see.

Comedy dance duo Lords of Strut also pop by the Valentine's show to add to the hilarity, rounding up the guests nicely.

There have been some classic humour moments from the show, remember when one guest Colm had his mum asking him questions about his love life? We DIED.

The Late Late Show's annual love programme has long been one of the favourites with the viewers, and for good reason.

We can't wait to see what's in store tonight, the love episode is ALWAYS the best. Apart from the Toy Show, of course. 

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Lady Gaga has spoken only the kindest words about Bradley Cooper, her talented Oscar nominated co-star and Oscar-snubbed director of A Star Is Born.

The nominations for the Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday, and while both actors earned nominations for Best Actor and Best Actress, Cooper was snubbed for Best Director. (More like ROBBED)

Bradley has been an unofficial favourite for multiple honours during awards season, but didn't receive the nod this time around, despite the film earning eight nominations overall.

The film was a remake of the classic movie about an ageing rock star and Jackson Maine, who falls in love with aspiring musician and muse, Ally. It was Cooper's first major project as a director, and he did a stunning job.

Lady Gaga told the Los Angeles Times after hearing of his Oscar snub that "at the end of the day, he knows that he’s the best director in my eyes, and in all of our eyes as his cast."

The singer has repeatedly told of how welcoming he was on set, and how he magically made the private, safe atmosphere perfect for the performer to shed her mask and dive into the difficult role of Ally.

Gaga is the favourite to take the award for Best Original Song home for their duet, Shallow.

The 32-year-old spoke of the unpredictability of awards season, saying; "You never know what’s going to happen."

The Grammy-winner said that Cooper was pleased as the film, his directorial debut, was well-represented in terms of the Academy Awards, despite not receiving the coveted Best Director nod. 

"I know that he’s so happy that we’ve all been nominated and that the film was recognised and we all feel really, really beyond elated for the recognition,' the Perfect Illusion singer told the publication.

Gaga is experienced in awards ceremonies herself, winning six Grammys out of 24 nominations, as well as a Golden Globe.  "There's really no award that is more esteemed than the Oscar in acting, and for music, it is also extremely special," she said.


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"Since I was a little girl, I always admired all of the artists that put in so much hard work and passion into filmmaking. Watching the award shows, I used to cry with them."

'It was always like I felt like I was them, even though I wasn't there. It was always a big deal with my family," she stated. 

The singer, who is already achieving massive success with her Las Vegas residency Enigma, told The New York Times she overslept, and didn't hear the Oscar nominations being read that morning.

"I just burst into tears," Gaga told the Times. Congrats to Gaga and Bradley on their well-deserved nominations.

As for the Best Director gong, well… now he knows how every female director feels, every single year *sprinkles salt*


The 2019 Critics' Choice Awards ceremony was one full of tearful speeches, glamorous outfits and moving moments. What else would happen at a celebrity gathering?

When it came to the Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie category, most fans were vying for A Quiet Place to snatch the award.

Mainly because we all wanted John Krasinski and his talented wife Emily Blunt to appear on stage as one family unit and make our dreams come true.


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The cast and crew both appeared to accept the award, with producer Andrew Form claiming that; "The truth is this movie doesn't exist without the visionary filmmaker John Krasinski."

It was then director and screenwriter John's turn to talk, and from that point on all the air left our lungs.

"Thank you so much. Wow. I don't know what's going on right now. I blacked out about six seconds ago. I want to say thank you to all the incredible kindness that has been shown to this film," John explained.  


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"The critics, but most of all, everyone out there that's seen or loved this movie. It means the absolute world to our crew and to our cast."

He continued, "I got to make a movie about a love story and a love letter to my kids. I got to do it with the love of my life by my side, so I'm pretty sure it doesn't get much better than that. Thank you so much." DEAR GOD.

We caught a glimpse of John and Emily hugging before walking off stage, and at that point we passed out from the hype.



Many of us grew up loving the Spice Girls, and after seeing this footage, we're so glad they were our role models.

In a video that has just surfaced online, the girls are seen shaming a sexist film director who wants to make them look sexy for the camera.

The girls were dressed in school uniforms, but the director wanted them to show some cleavage and their midriffs.

Having none of it, Mel B approaches the man and says, "Why did you ask that?"

The man in sun glasses and a yellow top asks, "What?" before Mel says, "To have cleavage showing and a midriff showing?" 

The director replied that that's "every man's fantasy." UGH.

It didn't end their though, with Mel shouting, "Well you can f*ck off," before Geri and Victoria join in.

Geri calls him a "chauvinistic pig," and then Victoria takes his glasses and tries to sell them for "one quid."

Ah girls, you did us proud.



Oscar-winning director Michael Cimino has passed away at the age of 77.

Known for The Deer Hunter and Heaven's Gate, his good friend director Thierry Fremaux announced the news on Twitter:

"Michael Cimino died peacefully, surrounded by his family and the two women who loved him. We loved him too."

Robert De Niro, who starred Michael's The Deer Hunter which won him the Best Director Academy Award said in a statement: "Our work together is something I will always remember. He will be missed."

We hope he rests in peace.



Jennifer Lawrence is already an accomplished actress and screenwriter; but now J Law is set to become a director too. 

The Hunger Games actress has officially signed up to her first directing project, and it looks like it's going to be a good one. 

She told Entertainment Weekly, "It's based on an article about mental warfare in the '60s, like an acid experiment gone terribly wrong. 

"It's funny, I've wanted to direct since I was 16 and always thought I should start making steps towards that. If I had tried to do it earlier, I wouldn't have been ready. Now I actually feel ready."

She also told the EW that the aspiration has been a secret of hers for a long time. 

"I've wanted to direct as long as I've wanted to act. I just don't talk about it because I'd rather just do it."


For 12 years the Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital has welcomed many a famous face with open arms.

Now the cast and crew of much-loved Grey’s Anatomy are preparing to welcome an Oscar winner—just not in the way you'd think.

Denzel Washington is expected to join the medical drama to  for the ninth episode of season 12, E! News has confirmed, however there is a twist.

Denzel won’t be donning any ferry-boat covered scrub caps, or one of those less than flattering gowns either- he’s going to be directing instead.

The episode, which was written by Grey's head writer Stacy McKee, will begin filming later this month. It is scheduled to air during November sweeps in the US. 

This is pretty much when the most epic of plot twists take place, so basically the time of year when all your TV-addict friends need you to respect their fragile emotions.

Especially when it comes to Grey’s.

The episode will mark Denzel’s first time directing for TV. He has directed two films: 2002's Antwone Fisher and 2007's The Great Debaters.

Denzel is joining the series as it's undergoing a bit of a renaissance.

The post-McDreamy episodes are set to explore Meredith’s life as a single mom and fans are dying to know if she’s going to be getting a new love interest.

Shonda Rhimes told E! News this summer that the love story isn't a current priority:

"Meredith is in a rebirth and she's evolving. I'm watching the character do what the character's doing and I'll see where it goes."


Drive director Nicholas Winding Refn has jumped to the defence of Ryan Gosling’s panned directorial début.

Gosling’s Lost River premièred at the Cannes International Film Festival last week and received scathing reviews from many critics, while some viewers at the screening even booed!


The movie follows a single mother – played by Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks – who finds herself in a gloomy fantasy underworld.

Some movie reviewers pointed out the similarities between Ryan and Nicholas’ directing styles.

However, the director was quick to praise his Drive star, saying, “I think it’s a beautiful, beautiful, great movie that will grow on people. There are images from it that still stick with me.

“Because we’re twins we make the same movie. Separated at birth, we found each other. That’s the thing about twins. We stick together.”





Angela Bassett will make her directorial début with a movie about Whitney Houston’s life.

The actress is “beyond excited” to direct the singer’s biography – who tragically died in a Beverly Hill’s hotel room in 2012.

Television network Lifetime is creating the movie on the I Will Always Love You singer’s life with ex-husband Bobby Brown and Angela said she ‘fascinated’ by their relationship.

“I have such regard for both Whitney’s and Bobby’s amazing talents and accomplishments; and I feel a responsibility in the telling of their story,” the Oscar-nominated actress said.

“Their humanity and bond fascinates us all. I’m beyond excited to have this opportunity to go behind the camera and into their world,” she added.

The movie’s working title is Whitney Houston and the plot will centre on the iconic singer’s relationship with Bobby, from their first date to the very end of their marriage.

Whitney Houston the film is slated to première early next year.

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It’s hard to imagine what a movie about the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll made by one of Hollywood’s zaniest directors would look like!

Well, it might not be long before we find out, as Baz Luhrmann is in talks to direct an Elvis Presley biopic.

The Romeo and Juliet movie-maker has been in negotiations with Warner Bros about depicting the life of the iconic singer on the silver screen.

The studio has also secured full rights to the Love Me Tender singers’ entire back catalogue for the movie. And that’s not all – Fifty Shades of Grey writer Kelly Marcel is working on an original screenplay for the film.

It’s yet to be revealed what period of Elvis’ life the movie will depict before his death in 1977 aged 42.

Baz has a number of projects in the pipeline, including the highly-anticipated Kung Fu movie, but the director hasn’t revealed what he’ll start work on first.




Hollywood’s biggest director, Steven Spielberg, will direct an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel The BFG.

The story follows a little girl who leads a big, friendly giant on a journey to stop the fiercer man-eating giants from gobbling children.

DreamWorks acquired rights in 2010, and Melissa Mathison, who last teamed with Spielberg on ET , will pen the script.

Frank Marshall will produce, with Michael Siegel and John Madden on board as executive producers.

Madden was originally set to direct The BFG but is instead focusing on the sequel to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Spielberg will begin production in first quarter of 2015, with a planned 2016 release.

The BFG  has enchanted families and their children for more than three decades. We are honored that the Roald Dahl estate has entrusted us with this classic story,” said the director.

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