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Idris Elba Responds to James Bond Speculation in the Most Perfect Way

Idris Elba

Thanks to the Sony hackIdris Elba has found himself in the middle of a storm of speculation that he's going to be cast as the next James Bond. But he's dismissing the notion for now.

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Harry Potter Actor David Ryall Dies at 79

David Ryall

David Ryall, who played Elphias Doge in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, died on Christmas Day at age 79, the BBC reports. No cause of death was given.

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Chelsea Handler Posts Another Topless Photo (in the Snow!) on Instagram

Chelsea Handler

Chelsea Handler has challenged Instagram's terms of service by posting yet another topless photo of herself — this time while hiking through snow.

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Guess What Color Amanda Bynes Has Dyed Her Hair Now

Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes has gone brunette for the holidays.

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Who Was the Top-Grossing Actor of the Year?

Jennifer Lawrence

As if we needed another reason to envy her, Jennifer Lawrence has been named the top-grossing actor of the year, according to Forbes.

Adding up her films' global grosses for 2014, the 24-year-old actress tops the list with $1.4 billion. Two of her movies, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and X-Men: Days of Future Past, were the year's biggest blockbusters.

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North Korea Compares President Obama to a Monkey

Barack Obama

North Korea is comparing President Barack Obama to a "monkey" for urging Sony to release The Interview.

According to The Associated Press, the country's Kim Jong Un-led National Defense Commission released a statement saying, "Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest." The group also blamed Washington for outages saying, "The U.S., a big country, started disturbing the Internet operation of major media of the DPRK, not knowing shame like children playing tag."

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How Much Money Did The Interview Make in Its First Day in Theaters?

James Franco and Seth Rogan

After much ado, the controversial film The Interview finally found its way into theaters on Christmas Day. But did all the publicity help to keep the cash registers ringing? Not exactly.

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Screech From Saved By the Bell Arrested for Alleged Stabbing

Dustin Diamond

The infamous legend of Dustin Diamond continues to grow. Diamond, best known for playing the lovable nerd Screech in the 1990s series Saved by the Bell, was arrested early Friday morning for stabbing another man in a Wisconsin bar, ABC News reports.

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Who Got Engaged on the Downton Abbey Christmas Special?

Downton Abbey

The Downton Abbey Christmas special was unwrapped in the U.K. on Christmas Day, and along with the expected revelations and thrills came one of the biggest Downton surprises of all in the form of a surprising but long overdue engagement.

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VIDEO: Watch Neil Patrick Harris' Charming First Oscars Promo

Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris is already God's gift to awards shows, so he may as well be a gift to your friends and family as well.

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