Project Northmoor Enlists Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman & More For Effort To Save J.R.R. Tolkien’s Oxford Home

A crowdfunding effort called Project Northmoor has formed a fellowship of some fantastic people to aid its effort to save the Oxford home where The Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien penned his fantasy epic. At the helm is author Julia Golding, and she’s enlisted Gandalf and Bilbo Baggins! Or, rather, actors Sir Ian […]

Mega Budget ‘Lord Of The Rings’ TV Series, Amazon Studios Picks Two Directors To Rule Them All

Amazon Studios’ streaming service is planning to bring fans a lengthy experience of Lord of the Rings via a television series. The company has been searching for show runners to develop what is likely to be a highly anticipated series, and most recently they settled on two semi-newcomers, reports Entertainment Weekly. John D (J.D.) Payne, […]

‘Lord Of The Rings’ Star Ian McKellen Claims Actresses Routinely Traded Sex For Roles Back In The Day

Although Hollywood’s casting-couch problem has made ongoing national/international headlines in the past few months following the sexual misconduct allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein (which opened the floodgates against many other luminaries in show business and elsewhere), a quid pro quo scenario has existed for a long time. That is the contention of acting legend […]

Ian McKellen Wants To Return As Gandalf In Amazon’s ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ TV Series

A month after Amazon announced The Lord of the Rings TV series is officially happening, people are already wondering who will be cast to play the lovable characters that populate the Middle Earth universe. Long-time Tolkien fans were delighted to find out that Amazon bought the television rights to The Lord of the Rings and […]

British Airways Pulls Out All The Stops In Star-Studded Safety Video For A Great Cause

Airline safety videos are often ignored by flight passengers who want nothing more than to go straight to sleep or watch the featured movies available onscreen as soon as they reach their designated seats. Because of this, airlines have tried to find ways to draw their passengers’ attention to the aircraft’s safety videos by coming […]

‘Beauty And The Beast’s’ Gay Moment Will Not Be Deleted

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast’s gay moment will not be deleted from the film, posing the question if Malaysia shall still allow the film to air. A request was made by the Film Censorship Board in Malaysia asking Disney to cut out the scene. However, Disney has declined to alter the film for Malaysia and […]

Patrick Stewart Retiring As Professor X, ‘Logan’ His Last ‘X-Men’ Film

Logan will be Patrick Stewart’s retirement X-Men film, the actor reveals. It’s already known that the upcoming movie is Hugh Jackman’s farewell to his character Wolverine, and now the Professor X that we grew up with is done as well. “I’m done, too. It’s all over,” Stewart said the night he watched the film together […]

Ian McKellen Turned Down $1.5 Million To Officiate Sean Parker’s Wedding As Gandalf

Everyone on the planet loves Ian McKellen. How can you not? Not only is he one of the world’s most celebrated actors who has picked up countless awards throughout his storied career, but he’s also portrayed two of the most iconic character in literature history: X-Men’s Magneto and Lord of the Rings’ Gandalf. It was […]

Patrick Stewart And Ian McKellen On Taylor Swift’s Squad Now?

Two giants of the science fiction and fantasy worlds each recorded dramatic readings of some of Taylor Swift’s biggest songs and now, the pop megastar has dubbed them part of her Ultimate Squad goals. Sir Patrick Stewart, best known as Professor X of the cinematic X-Men universe, and Sir Ian McKellen, Gandalf from Lord of […]

Five Reasons Ian McKellen And Patrick Stewart’s Epic Bromance Is Just What The World Needs

Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart have known each other since their early days as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-Upon-Avon in the U.K. But let’s be honest, they have one of those soulmate friendships that were just destined to happen making the world a better place for it. Let’s take a look at […]

Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart Lock Lips At ‘Mr Holmes’ Premiere, Prove Their Best Friendship Is Better Than Yours

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen have the most beautiful friendship in all of show business. And the bosom buddies decided to celebrate their closeness at the premiere of McKellen’s latest film, Mr. Holmes, by sharing a smooch together on the red carpet. McKellen and Stewart spotted each other at the London premiere of the film, […]

‘Beauty And The Beast’ Casting: Ewan McGregor To Play Lumière

The Beauty and the Beast casting continues to add stars to its already impressive lineup. We now have our Lumière, which will be played by actor Ewan McGregor. According to the Los Angeles Times, the 44-year-old Scot is in final negotiations (so it’s a pretty sure thing) to play the human turned candelabra. Lumière — […]

Ian McKellen’s ‘Mr. Holmes’ Gets Trailer

Ian McKellen’s latest film, Mr. Holmes, offers a take on the revered detective that most would not consider. Here, Sherlock Holmes is a 93-years-old beekeeper and struggles to access the steel trap memory that had made him such a formidable sleuth. The film begins with Holmes in Japan trying to find an elixir that will […]

‘Beauty And The Beast’ Filming Begins, Ian McKellen Details ‘Impressive’ Read-Through

The Beauty and the Beast filming has started, as reported by cast member Sir Ian McKellen, who will be playing Cogsworth. In a detailed post on Twitter, the veteran British actor shares details about the first read-through. Disney is still adding to the cast of the live-action adaptation of the classic story, previously seen in […]

‘Beauty And The Beast’ Cast Takes Selfie, Celebrates Birthdays

The Beauty and the Beast cast is getting ready to start filming the live-action Disney production and on Tuesday, they took a selfie and posted it to Instagram. They are also celebrating a few birthdays on Wednesday, so it should be one big party. The cast selfie was reportedly taken on set as the Beauty […]

Ian McKellen Joining Emma Watson In ‘Beauty And The Beast’: Maybe He’ll Make Cogsworth Tolerable

Ian McKellen and Emma Watson are teaming up for a fantasy fan’s dream collaboration. The wizard from The Hobbit and the witch from Harry Potter will star together in Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast remake. Ian McKellen’s Lord of the Rings character might resemble Dumbledore, but the beloved actor isn’t going to play a […]

The Hobbit Battles Its Way to the Top Box Office Spot

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will be facing tough competition from Unbroken and Into the Woods this weekend, according to some box office analysts. Phil Contrino, vice president and chief analyst at, gave his opinion on the how well he believes The Hobbit will do this holiday weekend versus the other […]

Watch Sir Ian McKellen Teach Cookie Monster How To Resist His Cookie Urges

Since we can all use a little resistance once in a while, Sir Ian McKellan stopped by Sesame Street to teach the word “resist” to the kids at home with the help of Cookie Monster. However, the blue-haired puppet was not very familiar with the term. “The word resist means to control yourself and stop […]

Sir Ian McKellen Gives English Schoolchildren The Best Advice – As Gandalf?! (VIDEO)

Sir Ian McKellen shared some helpful advice with English schoolchildren in a way that only he could – as Gandalf. That’s right! Sir Ian McKellen was able to find a creative way to entertain and educate at the same time by reprising his highly favored role from the Lord of the Rings movies, Gandalf. When […]

‘The Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies’ Stunning Character Posters Keep Coming

As the release date approaches for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the Warner Bros. PR machine is pulling all the stops. Fans have been inundated with stunning character posters for the last few days and nobody’s complaining about the onslaught. Dubbed “The Defining Chapter”, this is the last in the three installments […]

‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’ Panoramic Photo Revealed At Comic Con

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies panel was full of interesting happenings on Saturday at the San Diego Comic-Con. A packed house awaited director Peter Jackson and his cast when they finally made an appearance on stage. One of the coolest things we saw was a panoramic photo, which we hope will make […]

‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’: More Photos Released

Fans of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies rejoice! More stills of the Peter Jackson production have surfaced online, and this is making everyone very excited for the upcoming Saturday panel at San Diego Comic Con. After an extended very quiet time, during which the only news we had was that the movie […]

‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’ First Poster Released By Peter Jackson Ahead Of Comic Con

Just in time for San Diego Comic Con, director Peter Jackson has unveiled a new, spectacular poster for the last part of his trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (boy, that’s a mouthful!). In the image we see the feared dragon, Smaug, descending upon Lake-Town, while Bard the Bowman stands alone, ready […]

‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’, New Photo Released

This year we will see the final installment of Peter Jackson’s trilogy, The Hobbit, with its new title, The Battle of the Five Armies. A new image has been released showing two of the main protagonists in the saga, Sir Ian McKellen (Gandalf) and Luke Evans (Bard the Bowman). Jackson wrapped up production on his […]

Ian McKellen As A 93-Year-Old Sherlock Holmes?

If you happen to follow Ian McKellen, you may be interested to know that he Tweeted a pic Friday of himself as the legendary English sleuth, Sherlock Holmes. The actor, best known for his roles as Magneto and Gandalf, now gets to portray yet another icon in the annals of literary fiction in an upcoming […]

Patrick Stewart And Ian McKellen Play The Newlywed Game And Generally Win The Internet Forever

Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen share the same superpower: they can each win the internet any day they please. Put them together, however, and you have an unstoppable force of bowler hats and bromance. The dashing duo of Stewart and McKellen recently appeared on BuzzFeed Brews, where they played a ramshackle version of […]

Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen Tour New York Together Before Broadway Exit, Confirm Status As The World’s Greatest BFFs

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are closer than you and your best friend, and me and my best friend; heck, they’re even closer than Toy Story’s Woody and Buzz. And when the pair travel around New York City they do so with an enthusiasm and fervor that is so loveably energetic and contagious it should […]

Ian McKellen Takes On Russia Over Gay Law

Famed actor Ian McKellen has written an open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin pleading with him to change a law in the country that bans “homosexual propaganda.” The >em>Lord Of The Rings actor was joined by 27 Novel laureates who also contributed to the correspondence. The Independent has since published the letter, which you […]

‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’ Review

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is the continuation of the Peter Jackson trilogy, based on the fantasy novel by J.R.R. Tolkien. After waiting for a year after the original film, titled The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the second part of the trilogy doesn’t waste any time delving into action that resumes the saga of […]

‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’ Has Second Highest December Opening Ever

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has the second highest December opening ever, after premiere at midnight on Thursday. Fans flocked to movie theaters at midnight, to check out the latest installment in director Peter Jackson’s trilogy, based on J.R.R. Tolkien novel, The Hobbit. The highly anticipated sequel follows last years first part, The Hobbit: An […]

‘The Hobbit Desolation Of Smaug’ Finally Reveals The Dragon Ahead Of World Premiere [Photos]

The Hobbit Desolation Of Smaug is in full PR gear, almost ten days ahead of its December 13 release and now we finally know what the dragon looks like, on a plane. The unusual unveiling, as has become director Peter Jackson’s style, came when a new plane for the Air New Zealand fleet showed the […]

‘The Hobbit: Desolation Of Smaug’ Premiere, New Character Banners, TV Spot No. 6

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug will not get a premiere in London as was anticipated, but Berlin, Germany. There are also five new character banners and a recently released TV Spot of the second installment in Peter Jackson’s trilogy. Lots of things are happening as the release date for The Hobbit: The Desolation Of […]

Ed Sheeran Releases ‘I See Fire’ For ‘Desolation Of Smaug’ On iTunes

Ed Sheeran translates the emotional feel of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in his song “I See Fire” which he wrote exclusively for the action fantasy film. Peter Jackson has a lengthy post on his Facebook page about choosing Ed Sheeran to pen the song for the film. He credits his daughter, Katie, for […]

‘Desolation Of Smaug’ New Character Posters And Live Fan Event

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug has seven new, stunning character posters which have been shared by director Peter Jackson on his Facebook page. Additionally, today is the big day in which fans will get to see new footage as the live event promised by the director takes place in cities around the world. First […]

‘Desolation Of Smaug’ TV Spot No. 3 Is Here [Video]

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug has premiered its TV Spot No. 3, ahead of what promises to be very busy months for Warner Bros. PR campaign. The new clip only lasts for 31 seconds, but is full of action-packed scenes and gets fans’ blood going in anticipation of the much awaited sequel to An […]

‘Desolation Of Smaug’ Has Two New TV Spots [Videos]

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’s TV spots are here, to add to the excitement of the new trailer and promotional images. On Wednesday of last week, fans were finally able to see the second trailer with some incredible new footage, especially the one in which Smaug the Dragon speaks to Martin Freeman (The Hobbit). […]

‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’ Trailer No. 2 Debuts [Video]

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug has a brand new trailer. Slowly more images and additional footage for the anticipated second installment in Peter Jackson’s trilogy are coming out. The adaptation of the J.R.R. Tolkien classic novel has been made into a three part series, following the format of its sequel The Lord Of The […]

‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’ Three New Images Posted By Peter Jackson

It’s been a busy day for all those awaiting for news about The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug. And director Peter Jackson has treated us to more goodies on his Facebook page. If you are a fan of Jackson and his J.R.R. Tolkien adaptation, then you are a happy camper today. Peter Jackson is known […]

Patrick Stewart’s Wedding Announcement Pic Cooler Than You Can Ever Hope To Be

When Patrick Stewart got married, he didn’t bother with any of that formally posed, stiff, and unnatural stuff — he took it to the ball pit. Internet geeks will instantly connect Patrick Stewart’s wedding pic with one very popular and sweet XKCD comic, simply called “Grownups,” but if you follow the actor on Twitter, you […]

Patrick Stewart Marries Sunny Ozell [Photo]

Patrick Stewart has married jazz singer Sunny Ozell. The 73-year-old made the announcement on Twitter Sunday, writing, “Yes, married,” accompanied by a picture of him and 35-year-old Ozell in a ball pit. X-Men co-star Ian McKellen officiated the ceremony, posting a picture of himself with a t-shirt that says “Minister” and holding a Doctor of […]

Ian McKellen To Play Retired Sherlock Holmes In Bill Condon Movie

British actor Ian McKellen (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Wolverine) will play famed detective Sherlock Holmes in a new film from Bill Condon (Gods And Monsters, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Parts 1 and 2). The Oscar winning director is making A Slight Trick Of The Mind, starring McKellen as a retired Sherlock, sans […]

‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’ Six New Character Images

If you are a fan of The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, you are in luck and should be very happy today. Metro Goldwyn Mayer has released six new character stills. The stills include Evangeline Lilly (Tauriel), Luke Evans (Bard the Bowman), Orlando Bloom (Legolas), Lee Pace (Thranduil), Richard Armitage (Thorin Oakenshield), Martin Freeman (The […]

‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’ World Premiere In Los Angeles

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, part two in Peter Jackson’s trilogy will have its world premiere in Los Angeles. The original, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, held the event in Wellington, New Zealand were the films were shot, in way of thanks to the locals for hosting the massive undertaking. Now, Jackson and company […]

‘The Hobbit’ Extended Edition Deleted Scene, Bilbo Meets Elrond

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has released a never before deleted scene which is part of the extended edition DVD. In the clip, Bilbo (Martin Freeman) meets Elrond (Hugo Weaving) at Rivendell. Some additional details regarding the Blu-ray/DVD extended edition were also released by Warner Bros. Mainly that the extended edition will be 13 minutes […]

Comic-Con 2013: ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ Cast Surprise Appearance

In a surprise move, the Fox panel at San Diego Comic-Con had the complete X-Men: Days of Future Past cast present in Hall H on Saturday. AP reporter Ryan Pearson spotted the cast prior to the beginning of the presentation, which he tweeted to his followers, “X-Men new school cast.” The tweet was accompanied by […]

Comic-Con 2013: ‘The Hobbit’ New Lego Set

The Hobbit cast and crew are not present at this year’s Comic-Con, but the film will still have a presence. A new Lego set based on the second installment The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will be revealed according to The Hollywood Reporter. The report says that on Saturday, the company will unveil a new […]

Ian McKellen’s Last Day In ‘The Hobbit’ Says Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson took to Facebook to announce that Friday was Sir Ian McKellen’s last day of filming in The Hobbit. “Seconds ago we finished our last shot with Gandalf (McKellen). The end of an incredible adventure that began in 1999. I’m feeling very sad right now.” the director posted on his page. This is indeed […]

Ian McKellen: ‘I Never Met A Gay Person Who’s Regretted Coming Out’

Ian McKellen, the openly gay actor sat down with Anderson Cooper, to discuss his role in the upcoming film, The Hobbit, but the two spent a good chunk of that time talking about gay rights and being out and proud. The two men, who are both open out, spoke about the progress that has been […]

Ian McKellen Does Not Have Cancer, Agent Says

Sir Ian McKellen does not have prostate cancer, according to his agent. ABC News reports the actor’s rep recently addressed growing concerns about his client’s well-being. Chris Andrews is assuring everyone that the star of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is in fine health. “No, he does not have prostate cancer. That was […]

Ian McKellen Has Prostate Cancer, Says It’s No Big Deal

Sir Ian McKellen has prostate cancer. The award winning actor recently revealed in an interview with the Daily Mirror that he has been battling prostate cancer for “six or seven years.” McKellen, 73, said: “When you have got it you monitor it and you have to be careful it doesn’t spread. But if it is […]