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Mark Ruffalo Says Too Much Marvel Better Than Getting “The Same Version of Star Wars Each Time”

Marvel has released two films and two TV shows this year, with one more of each on the horizon. They also dropped a series of Groot animated shorts, and there are still two Disney+ specials on the way. That’s a slow year for the Marvel Cinematic Universe at this point; there are four films and six shows on the schedule for 2023. But one of the franchise’s stars, Mark Ruffalo, isn’t concerned with Marvel over-saturation — because at least it’s not Star Wars. Speaking with UK’s Metro about his return to playing Hulk in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Ruffalo said too much Marvel content is “not something I worry about.” He noted that big franchises like this always “run their course” and get replaced by something new, but praised Marvel for its variety. “The thing Marvel has done w...

Marcus Mumford Opens Up: “I Was Sexually Abused as a Child”

Marcus Mumford’s solo career has been deeply personal in way that Mumford and Sons rarely approached, starting from the very first lines of his debut single, “Cannibal”: ““I can still taste you and I hate it/ That wasn’t a choice in the mind of a child and you knew it.” Now, the folk pop powerhouse has opened up in a new interview with GQ, sharing some details about his path to mental wellness after childhood sexual abuse. “Like lots of people — and I’m learning more and more about this as we go and as I play it to people — I was sexually abused as a child,” Mumford said. “Not by family and not in the church, which might be some people’s assumption. But I hadn’t told anyone about it for 30 years.” Mumford first began dealing with that trauma in 2019, after the release of Mumford and Sons’&...

Steve Martin Teases Retirement from Acting: “This Is, Weirdly, It”

Steve Martin is experiencing an unexpected career resurgence thanks to his endearing, Emmy-nominated performance in Only Murders in the Building, but that doesn’t mean the actor hasn’t considered the possibility of retirement. In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Martin said he doesn’t plan on looking for other work after the Hulu series is over. Prior to Only Murders, Martin made a comeback to standup comedy with his future co-star on the show, Martin Short, but had otherwise largely stepped away from his acting career. “We were very happy just doing the live show,” Martin told THR. “There may be a natural end to that — somebody gets sick, somebody just wears out — but I wouldn’t do it without Marty. When this television show is done, I’m not going to seek others. I’m...

New Armie Hammer Docuseries Reveals Texts and Recordings Behind Abuse Allegations: Watch

Warning: The following article contains potentially triggering material relating to sexual assault and violence. If you are a victim of sexual assault, you can access helpful resources by calling RAINN at 1-800-656-4673. The first trailer for the Discovery+ docuseries House of Hammer, centered on disgraced actor Armie Hammer and his obscenely wealthy family, has been released, and with it comes explosive interviews and thorough documentation regarding his alleged history of sexual abuse. The preview introduces three on-camera interviewees including two accusers as well as Casey Hammer, the actor’s aunt and the granddaughter of oil tycoon Armand Hammer, who addresses the audience directly by promising to expose the “dark, twisted secrets of the Hammer family.” It also shows threatening text...

Mike Tyson Calls Hulu a “Slave Master” Over Unauthorized Series

As the release date for Hulu’s unauthorized limited series about the life of Mike Tyson approaches, the boxer has once again expressed his unequivocal disapproval of the project by comparing the streaming service to a “slave master.” “Don’t let Hulu fool you. I don’t support their story about my life,” Tyson wrote in an Instagram post on Saturday, August 6th. “It’s not 1822. It’s 2022. They stole my life story and didn’t pay me.” In the caption, he added, “Hulu is the streaming version of the slave master.” In a previous post, Tyson claimed Hulu tried to pay UFC president Dana White “millions without offering me a dollar to promote their slave master take over story about my life” and said he was grateful to White for turning the offer down. Advertisement Related Video Over on Twitter...

Kevin Smith Suggests WBD Should Have Nixed Flash Instead of Batgirl: “Supervillain” in Real Life

Kevin Smith thinks Warner Bros. Discovery can’t tell the difference between a hero and a villain, saying it’s “an incredibly bad look to cancel the Latina Batgirl movie,” while moving forward with The Flash, whose star Ezra Miller is acting like “the reverse Flash in real life.” The conversation came as part of his ongoing web series Hollywood Babble-On, which was recorded at Flapper’s Comedy Club in Burbank, CA. “I don’t give a shit how bad the Batgirl movie is,” Smith said. “Nobody in that movie [is] very complicated or [has] anything in their real life you have to market around. But in The Flash movie, we all know there’s a big problem.” “Yeah, Flash is a supervillain,” his co-host Ralph Garman quipped, referencing the multiple...

John Leguizamo Calls Out James Franco’s Casting as Fidel Castro: “He Ain’t Latino!”

John Leguizamo wasn’t shy about sharing his thoughts when it came to James Franco’s recent controversial casting as Fidel Castro. “How is this still going on?” the actor wrote on his Instagram. “How is Hollywood excluding us but stealing our narratives as well? No more appropriation Hollywood and streamers! Boycott! This F’d up! Plus seriously difficult story to tell without aggrandizement, which would be wrong! I don’t got a [problem] with Franco but he ain’t Latino!” The Encanto star shared his unfiltered thoughts alongside a screenshot of a Deadline story confirming Franco’s role in the upcoming film Alina of Cuba opposite Mía Maestro and Ana Villafañe. The movie will be the former Oscar host’s second project after taking an extended break from acting in the wake of being sued by two of...

John Legend Says He and Kanye West “Haven’t Been Close” Because of Donald Trump

Even the uber-rich aren’t immune to the toll that political party lines can take on relationships: John Legend has admitted that his friendship with his formerly-frequent collaborator, Kanye West, dwindled largely due to the latter’s support of Donald Trump. The “All of Me” singer spoke about the fallout on a new episode of The Axe Files podcast: “[Kanye and I] aren’t friends as much as we used to be,” Legend told host David Axelrod. “I honestly think because we publicly disagreed on his running for office, his supporting Trump, I think it became too much for us to sustain our friendship, honestly.” Kanye and Legend go pretty far back: The former was one of the producers on Legend’s 2004 debut album Get Lifted, and even released the record on his own GOOD Music label. The pa...

Dev Patel Intervenes in Knife Fight, Claims There Are “No Heroes”

Well, if it isn’t our own Green Knight in shining armor. Actor Dev Patel reportedly intervened in a knife fight in Australia on Monday, August 1st, and played the part to perfection with his selfless and potentially lifesaving act. According to local Australian affiliate 7News, the skirmish took place in Patel’s current hometown of Adelaide when a man and woman began fighting in the streets of the city’s business district. Patel witnessed the altercation already in progress from a nearby convenience store and was amongst a group of witnesses who were able to successfully intercede. However, their attempts did not completely protect the two conflicting parties from harm, as the woman allegedly stabbed the man in the chest. She was later arrested on the scene and charged with aggravated assa...

Errol Musk Says “No,” He’s Not Proud of Elon, Calls Skinnier Son His Favorite

Errol Musk continues to make his son Elon look better by comparison. In a new interview with The Kyle & Jackie Show, the elder Musk said, “No,” when asked if he’s proud of the Tesla founder, before going on to fat-sham Elon, recommended a weight-loss supplement that has been called “dangerous,” and then tell the world which of his children is actually his favorite. The 79-year-old patriarch explained that he wasn’t over-the-moon about his 51-year-old’s accomplishments because “we are a family that have been doing a lot of things for a long time. It’s not as if we suddenly started doing something.” He also joked (?) that Elon owed his smarts to “a chap who used to visit us when I wasn’t at home… he delivered milk,” and complained about how long different Elon projects are taki...

Michael Keaton Says He’s Never Seen a Full DC or Marvel Movie

You’d think most Hollywood actors would be diligent about watching the box office’s biggest films, but Michael Keaton is too busy to sit in front of a screen for two consecutive hours — or at least, that’s the excuse he gave in a new interview with Variety, wherein the man known for playing Batman admitted that he’s never seen a DC or Marvel movie from start to finish. About 30 years after starring as Bruce Wayne in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns, Keaton will get back in the suit soon for The Flash. Though the Beetlejuice star expressed his admiration of Richard Donner for directing 1978’s Superman — thus igniting the superhero flick flame — he said that he’s really not one to watch movies like that. “I know people don’t believe this, that I’ve never seen an...

Tom Morello Praises 10-Year-Old Guitarist Ludovick Tshiswaka: “Some of the Best Guitar Playing I’ve Witnessed”

If your shredding skills have gotten a nod from Tom Morello before you’re even old enough to drive a car, it’s safe to say you probably have a bright future ahead. The Rage Against the Machine guitarist took to Twitter yesterday to praise “some of the best guitar playing” he’s heard recently, which comes from a 10-year-old legend in the making named Ludovick Tshiswaka. Tshiswaka is a Brazilian-Congolese musician and producer whose cover videos on Instagram and YouTube have garnered a moderate social media following. Other music-related accounts tend to circulate his videos, too, which is how Morello came across him: “Well that’s some of the best guitar playing I’ve witnessed in quite some time,” he said, quote-tweeting a clip of Tshiswaka effortlessly playing some jazz licks over a backing...