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Recent articles by Jacob:

Yahya Abdul-Mateen says he was 'proud to be part of Watchmen' as it is 'culturally relevant’

HBO series Watchmen is officially considered to be one of the best TV shows of all time, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is in agreement. → Read More

John Boyega hits out at fans telling him to ‘talk about police brutality against white people’

John Boyega has criticised his followers for their response to recent comments he’s made about racism and police brutality against black people. Last week, Boyega posted an impassioned Instagram video in which he spoke out against racism, but he has since been receiving many messages telling him to ”talk about police brutality against white people”. → Read More

The Wretched: Indie horror becomes unlikely box office champion amid pandemic

The delay of every single high-profile film release has paved the way for an independent horror film to match an impressive box office record matched by Titanic and Avatar. Released by IFC on digital platforms in May, The Wretched has managed to top the US box office for five consecutive weeks after being shown at select drive-in cinemas amid the global coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Captain America star Chris Evans pours water on 'risky' Marvel return

Chris Evans, who has played Captain America since 2011, has shared some sad news for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The actor was last seen as the superhero in 2019 blockbuster Avengers: Endgame, which saw his story draw to an emotional conclusion. Despite many reports indicating that the actor could return in some form in a future film or TV show, Evans has poured → Read More

The Chase viewers accuse Bradley Walsh of going too far with ‘nasty’ Anne Hegerty joke

The Chase viewers have accused Bradley Walsh of going too far with a joke he made about Anne Hegerty. Walsh, who has presented the ITV quiz show since it began in 2009, is known for poking fun at “the chasers”, but the latest quip, which was seemingly aimed at Hegerty’s weight, made viewers feel uncomfortable. → Read More

Jack Nicholson allegedly once said Hitler should be 'admired for his determination'

Jack Nicholson allegedly once said that Hitler should be “admired” for his “determination”. Susanna Moore, who says she had an affair with the actor in the 1970s, makes the claim in her new memoir Miss Aluminium. → Read More

Faith Evans arrested for allegedly attacking husband Stevie J

Faith Evans was reportedly arrested for attacking her husband last week. Police were called to the home Evans shares with music producer Stevie J, according to TMZ. Evans, who sings “I’ll Be Missing You”, was reportedly booked for domestic violence and released that same day. → Read More

George Floyd protests: YouTube star Jake Paul accused of ‘straight lying’ after denying looting

Followers of Jake Paul have criticised the YouTube star after he denied looting during a protest – despite being spotted in footage of a shopping mall being vandalised. Paul said he was documenting the action and engaging in a peaceful protest after videos showed him amid looters in Arizona’s Fashion Square centre, which is based in in Scottsdale. → Read More

George Floyd protests: Lana Del Rey faces backlash for sharing ‘dangerous’ video of looters

Lana Del Rey is facing a backlash once again for posting footage on Instagram of people looting during a Black Lives Matter protest. → Read More

New on Netflix in June 2020: Every movie and TV show being added this month

Another month, another batch of fresh releases on Netflix. Among the bigger shows returning in June are the fourth and final season of one of the streaming service’s most controversial shows – 13 Reasons Why – and the third and final season of the German time travel drama Dark. → Read More

We Are One: When does YouTube's virtual film festival begin and what is showing?

YouTube has announced the lineup for a new film festival co-curated by organisers from Cannes, Sundance and Tribeca. We Are One: A Global Film Festival begins on Friday (29 May) and will make more than 100 films available to watch for free. Other festivals to have helped out with the film selection include Berlin, Venice and Toronto. The programme will be updated daily. → Read More

‘Is Hannibal season 4 on the way?’ Mads Mikkelsen teases fans as cult series arrives on Netflix

Mads Mikkelsen has teased Hannibal fans about a possible revival. The actor, who played the cannibalistic killer in NBC‘s cult series, made the reference on social media after learning the series was arriving on Netflix in June. “Hannibal hits Netflix in June,” he wrote, linking fans to an article with the headline: ”Is Hannibal season 4 on the way?” → Read More

Indiana Jones fans backtrack on calls to cancel new film after James Mangold announced as director

Indiana Jones fans are backtracking on their calls to cancel the new film after learning who will replace Steven Spielberg as director. In February, it was announced that the filmmaker would not be directing the fifth instalment, but would remain on the project as a “hands on producer”. → Read More

Gayle King says it’s ‘open season’ on black men in America following Amy Cooper and Minneapolis incidents

Gayle King has said it’s “open season” on black men in response to two separate videos of racist behaviour, which circulated online Tuesday (26 May). → Read More

Kumail Nanjiani says he was told to ‘play up the accent’ in audition for big Hollywood film

Kumail Nanjiani has said he was told to “play up the accent” when auditioning to play a taxi driver role in a big Hollywood film. → Read More

Lana Del Rey denies being racist in new video after backlash to controversial Instagram post

Lana Del Rey has continued to address the backlash she is facing for controversial remarks she made about other female artists on Instagram. → Read More

The Shining: Jack Nicholson prepares to film terrifying axe scene in resurfaced video

A video showing Jack Nicholson gearing up to perform the iconic “Here’s Johnny!” axe scene in The Shining has resurfaced online. → Read More

Brian May: Queen guitarist was ‘very near death’ after suffering heart attack

Brian May has said he was recently taken to hospital after suffering a heart attack. The Queen guitarist revealed that doctors found him to be “very near death” after discovering three blocked arteries, which caused a pain in his chest that lasted 40 minutes. → Read More

Nicholas Hoult found filming sex scenes in new TV show ‘very difficult’

Nicholas Hoult has said he found filming sex scenes for his new TV show “very difficult”. The British actor, 30, admitted he struggled to get through them without bursting into laughter. Hoult appears in TV series The Great as Peter III, the husband of Catherine the Great (Elle Fanning). → Read More

Pamela Anderson admits she 'didn't like' Baywatch film starring Dwayne Johnson

Pamela Anderson has revealed she didn’t think much of the Baywatch film starring Dwayne Johnson. The actor, who played CJ Parker in the hit TV show from 1992 to 1997, made the admission in the latest episode of Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen. → Read More