This BBC News Reporter Couldn’t Care Less About Royal Baby No. 3

A little over a month after Kate Middleton and Prince William announced that they’re expecting their third child, Kensington Palace confirmed this week that their new bundle of joy is due in April 2018. While a lot of people were excited by the news, others were . . . somewhat unimpressed.

BBC news reporter Simon McCoy was live on air when the announcement was made, and he relayed the information in his own unique way. «Now, bearing in mind that they announced that she was pregnant back in September, I’m not sure how much news this really is,» he said with a bit of a sarcastic laugh. «But anyway…clear your diaries, get the time booked off, cause that’s what I’m doing.» Of course, Twitter users were quick to pick up on his funny report, and we have to agree with them: he did make us laugh!

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Lena Dunham Nailed Her Role on American Horror Story, but About That Accent . . .

Lena Dunham finally made her American Horror Story: Cult debut, portraying real-life figure and radical feminist Valerie Solanas. Though Dunham was convincing as the unwavering activist who attempted to assassinate Andy Warhol in 1968, fans couldn’t help but ponder one recurring question: what was up with her accent?

Being that Solanas was born and raised in New Jersey, Dunham understandably tried to re-create the strong accent during her onscreen portrayal. Unfortunately, her accent seemed to drift in and out throughout the episode. In her defense, though, Dunham’s own accent isn’t too different with her having grown up in New York, which only complicates matters more.

Because everyone on the internet has a strong opinion about everything, Twitter quickly came forward with questions about the, well, questionable accent.

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This Revelation About The Dark Knight Will Change the Way You See Heath Ledger’s Joker

Heath Ledger’s performance in 2008’s The Dark Knight as the Joker is almost as legendary as the Batman villain himself. From the horrifying choice in makeup, which vastly differed from previous onscreen iterations of the character, to his unique mannerisms, it was clear that the Australian actor had put a lot of thought into playing the Joker. Christian Bale recently confirmed just how hard his costar committed to the role during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

When Bale was asked what it was like working with Ledger, he immediately brought up the scene in the film where Batman and the Joker are in an interrogation room and things get violent. His response makes it all the more obvious why Ledger was posthumously awarded the best supporting actor Oscar in 2009 following his untimely death:

«As you see in the movie, Batman starts beating the Joker and realizes that this is not your ordinary foe. Because the more I beat him the more he enjoys it. The more I’m giving him satisfaction. Heath was behaving in a very similar fashion. He was kinda egging me on. I was saying, ‘You know what, I really don’t need to actually hit you. It’s going to look just as good if I don’t.’ And he’s going, ‘Go on. Go on. Go on . . .’ He was slamming himself around, and there were tiled walls inside of that set which were cracked and dented from him hurling himself into them. His commitment was total.»

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Bale went on to reveal that the scene was actually the first one they did together, and Ledger’s performance left him floored. «I saw that he’s a helluva actor who’s completely committed to it and totally gets the tone that [director] Chris [Nolan] is trying to create with this,» he continued. «We’re not going for actors revealing their enjoyment of playing a wacky caricature. We’re treating this as serious drama. You go into character and you stay in the character . . . Heath was definitely embracing that. When he was in the makeup and the garb he was in character the whole time; and when he took it off he was absolutely fantastic company to be around.»

Two films about the iconic bad guy are currently in the works at Warner Bros., and A-list stars like Leonardo DiCaprio are reportedly being considered for the role. Few will ever be able to compare to Ledger’s performance, but it’s no doubt responsible for reigniting pop culture’s obsession with The Joker.

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13 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Hocus Pocus

‘Tis the season to be watching — and quotingHocus Pocus. Since the movie is celebrating 24 spooktacular years (see where the cast is now), we’ve put together a handful of fun facts about the movie that even die-hard fans might not know!

— Additional reporting by Shannon Vestal Robson

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27 Celebrity Friendship Moments That Will Make You Feel Better About 2017

2017 may not have been all that we hoped for, but thankfully, we have plenty of celebrity friendship moments to be grateful for. From Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet’s Titantic reunion with Billy Zane to Jimmy Fallon «bro-biking» with Justin Timberlake, this year definitely taught us what true friendship looks like. Take a look back at some of the best moments from 2017.

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Everything We Know So Far About Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Third Baby

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Kensington Palace announced in September that Kate Middleton and Prince William have a third royal baby on the way, and we could not be more excited. Not only does this mean Princess Charlotte and Prince George will have a new sibling to play with, but there’s also a chance we’ll be treated to even more sweet family moments. While we patiently await the little one’s arrival, here’s everything we know so far about the new baby Cambridge.

The Name

While it’s still unclear whether Will and Kate have already a chosen a name for their little one, the couple have very limited options. There is no official rule that forbids them from choosing any particular name, but there is an accepted rule that states that names will be chosen from a selection of historic royal names. Victoria, Elizabeth, Alice, Alexandra, and Anne are the most common names for girls, while Henry, Richard, Charles, James, and Albert have been used in the past for boys.

The Due Date

In October, Kensington Palace announced that Will and Kate’s latest bundle of joy is set to arrive in April 2018.

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Place in Line For the Throne

Because of the Succession to the Crown Act, which was put in place in March 2015, the new royal baby will be fifth in line for the throne after Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte and before his or her uncle Prince Harry, regardless of whether it’s a girl or boy.

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The Nightmarish Deleted Scene From It That You Haven’t Heard About Yet

I’m a self-professed horror fan and an obsessive Stephen King reader. That’s why I thought I knew everything there was to know about the scary but brilliant remake of It, which came out well over a month ago. But suddenly, halfway through October, I got a chilling new tidbit about the remake from one of my favorite podcasts, called Throwing Shade. It’s a comedy podcast: the self-labeled «homosensual» Bryan Safi and «feminasty» Erin Gibson give us listeners weekly updates about women’s and LGBTQ+ issues. In last week’s episode, they welcomed guest Timothy Simons, whom you might recognize best as Jonah Ryan in Veep.

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During the guest portion, both Safi and Simons bond over the fact that they were called in to audition for the infamous shape-shifting demon clown Pennywise, who really just wants everyone to «float» with him. As you know, Swedish cutie Bill Skarsgard nabbed the role. But luckily for me, Safi still had access to the scene he had auditioned with. Even more luckily, it’s a superfreaky scene that didn’t even make it into the movie! If you want to listen for yourself, they start talking about the film at about 01:04.

As you might know, Bill Skarsgard recently revealed that Pennywise’s old-timey origins were left out of the film, despite the fact that they were initially written in. Skarsgard told of a flashback to the 1600s, before Pennywise was the horrible dancing clown the Losers’ Club meets in the 1980s. On Throwing Shade, this is the scene Safi actually pulls up and reads out loud. Here’s the full excerpt.

1637: Abigail, 19, rushes in and slams the door, as if trying to keep Satan himself out. She clutches her baby to her breast. Her baby starts to fuss. She stops, realizes that the small candle chandelier slowly spins above her, as if some unnatural forces cause this light to rotate. She hears something slithering in the gray shadows by the well. Occasionally, we catch a glimpse of a black silhouette. A beam of light passes, revealing Pennywise: naked, lithe, fresh, pale, and translucent — a half-formed imitation of a human. Opens his maw, full of large, razor-sharp teeth, dripping with saliva. . . . His voice is guttural, unnatural.

Here, Safi breaks and starts to paraphrase. Pennywise wants to eat Abigail’s baby. «Basically, he says, ‘I’ll take your baby, then your husband, then the rest of your children.'» Simons chimes in with his memory of the scene: «Right. He basically says, ‘Give me that baby or I will take everything from you, and then I will damn you to the soil.'»

Totally wild, right? It’s a shame we didn’t get to see this iteration of Pennywise, but there’s still hope. In the confirmed sequel, which comes out in September 2019, we will be delving into the origin of Pennywise the clown. All I’m saying is that Abigail better watch her back.

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The Small but Crucial Detail We Already Have About Kit Harington and Rose Leslie’s Wedding

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie recently announced their engagement, and we’re kinda looking more forward to their wedding than to the return of Game of Thrones. We’ve been obsessed with their sweet and funny romance ever since it sparked after they met on the set of the hit HBO show, and when Kit revealed he proposed earlier than he originally planned because he just couldn’t wait, he solidified their status as one of the cutest couples in Westeros — er, Hollywood. While Kit and Rose usually like to keep their love private, they have been opening up about each other a bit more recently, and with their wedding now on the horizon, they’ve given away little hints as to what their big day might entail.

During a recent appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show, Kit revealed that they plan on having all of their castmates at their wedding, which could mean a little pause in production, depending on when they tie the knot. «I rang him [one of the show’s producers] up and I said, ‘I’m getting married and it’s your fault actually’ . . . ‘You need to factor in a Game of Thrones wedding by the way,'» Kit said. «They [the cast] have all got to be there so the whole thing has got to shut down.»

The cast has already begun filming the last season, and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, production could run as late as August 2018. That means that if Kit’s timeline is correct, their wedding will take place sometime in the next year. Since we probably have to wait until 2019 for the final season of Game of Thrones anyway, the halt on production for Kit and Rose’s wedding is no biggie.

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Kevin James Has Just About the Lamest Excuse For Killing Donna Off Kevin Can Wait

At the end of September, fans of CBS sitcom Kevin Can Wait got an unwelcome surprise in the season two premiere when one of the major characters was unceremoniously killed off. Now it looks like we’ve finally gotten an answer for how the show handled it from none other than star Kevin James.

It was announced back in June that actress Erinn Hayes — who played the wife, Donna, to James’s Kevin — had been let go from the show, so it wasn’t a complete shock when Donna wasn’t around in the season two premiere. That said, the extremely brief way Kevin Can Wait handled Donna’s death made plenty of fans upset. Instead of giving Donna a thoughtful send-off in the season two premiere, which is what most people were expecting to see, Kevin simply notes that «it’s been over a year since she died.»

Hayes and Donna’s departure was done, of course, to make room for Leah Remini’s character, Vanessa Cellucci, who CBS brought in for a longer run after her season one guest spot. Now, a few weeks into the comedy’s second season, James decided to explain why they killed off Donna during an interview with New York Daily News.

«I get that people are like ‘Whoa, why would you do this?’ But it really felt like a thing like this was needed for this show to drive forward,» James said. «The plot of the show didn’t have enough drive. If we got through a second season, I wouldn’t see us getting through a third one. We were literally just running out of ideas.»

Huh. Well, hopefully fans of the show are enjoying the relationship between the former King of Queens costars, because it looks like that’s the storyline Kevin Can Wait will be relying on for a while.

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Please Be Careful, Because Ryan Reynolds’s Sharp Jawline Is About to Cut the Sh*t Out of You

We love it when Blake Lively has a new movie coming out, because her promotional tours are always filled with stunning outfits, witty Instagram captions, and, well, Ryan Reynolds. The actress celebrated her new film, All I See Is You, in NYC on Monday, where she attended the premiere’s afterparty at The Whitby Hotel. Blake and Ryan were spotted holding hands after their fun date night, and in addition to Blake flashing a cute smile, Ryan’s razor-sharp jawline almost made us hit the floor. And those glasses? We. Can’t. Cope. The pair left their two daughters, James and Ines, at home for the evening, and we’re kinda glad since it meant we could focus more on their beautiful faces. We just hope James wasn’t enforcing any harsh Halloween costumes on «baby Nessy» when they were gone.

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