Gene Wilder

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For the entirety of 2016 it’s seemed like not a week has gone by without the loss of a major luminary in the fields of film, music and sport, and now, so it seems, we couldn’t even make it to Labour Day without Death’s swift hand catching another one. More sad news today from Hollywood (or rather Connecticut to be precise) that actor/writer/producer/director Gene Wilder has passed away after a long battle with illness. His nephew, Jordan Walker-Pearlman, announced that Wilder died from complications from Alzheimer’s disease earlier today at the age of 83. Left behind is a legacy of laughter in many signature roles from one of the most brilliant comedic actors of the 60s, 70s and 80s. (more…)

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While production ramps up for Steven Spielberg‘s adaptation of Ernest Cline‘s Ready Player One, casting is narrowing down. Nick Robinson is reported to be the first choice for the lead character Wade Watts, but who might play Art3mis, the VR avatar who is also after that elusive Easter Egg that will win that multi-billion-dollar OASIS fortune? Word is that Elle Fanning, Olivia Cooke, and Lola Kirke are at the top of the list. (more…)

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ABOVE: Maybe it’s just the fishnets, but it makes me think of Black Canary dressing up as Deadpool, which is so mind-bending and universe crossing it hurts my head. This Lady Deadpool cosplay was photographed by LJinto, for more photos check out Fashionably Geek.

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