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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Announces Cast, Original Stars Confirmed to Return

'Star Wars: Episode 7' has finally announced its cast after a long process that has spanned months of speculation and rumors. The stars of the original trilogy - Mark Hamill, Harrison FordCarrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker - have finally been confirmed, and they'll be joined by newcomers to the franchise Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Max von Sydow, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Andy Serkis and Domhnall Gleeson.

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‘Die Hard 6′ to Reunite Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson?

Let's be honest: the last two 'Die Hard' movies were almost unwatchable. There's little Fox could do to get us excited for a 'Die Hard 6' at this point, but what little there is to do, they're at least trying to do. Early reports suggest that Fox is working on a 'Die Hard 6' story that would reunite John McClane (Bruce Willis) and Zeus Carver (Samuel L. Jackson), the co-stars of the last good 'Die Hard' movie.

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Ellen’s Oscar Selfie Was Part of $20 Million Samsung Ad Buy with ABC

Did you think that bit at the Oscars where host Ellen DeGeneres wandered into the audience to tweet a selfie with A-listers like Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper was a refreshing moment of spontaneity in an otherwise scripted affair? Wrong. The viral photo was actually part of a $20 million Samsung advertising campaign designed to promote the Galaxy Note 3, the phone that took the picture.

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‘Godzilla’ Trailer: God Help Us All!

We've seen tantalizing glimpses of 'Godzilla' in the previous two teaser trailers, but with the new film set to hit theaters in just over two months, it's time for a full 'Godzilla' trailer and a really good look at the big lizard. That time is now as a new 'Godzilla' trailer has arrived that finally shows us the King of the Monsters in all his massive glory.

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How Vin Diesel Punk’d His Way Into the Marvel Universe

It was the headline that sent the fanboy world abuzz: Vin Diesel has mysterious meetings with Marvel to discuss an upcoming movie. The word was leaked by Diesel himself on his popular Facebook page, but with precious few details. At the time, all we could do was wildly speculate. Was it Vision? Luke Cage? Thanos?! It turns out it was nothing. Vin Diesel never had a meeting with Marvel; he was just f---ing around on social media, trying to get a rise out of comic book fans.

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Jimmy Fallon Kicks Off ‘The Tonight Show’ With Will Smith, Tina Fey, Seth Rogen and Tons of Special Guests

Last night, Jimmy Fallon officially ushered in a new era of 'The Tonight Show' and, besides a move to New York City, already made the show his own. Can you imagine Jay Leno ever doing The Humpty Dance in a "The Evolution of Hip-Hop Dancing"?

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‘Catching Fire’ to Pass ‘Iron Man 3′ as the Biggest Movie of 2013

At some point today, 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' will officially pass 'Iron Man 3' at the box-office to become the biggest movie of 2013 with just over $409 million. This may not sound like a huge deal, but this marks the first time a female-led movie has topped the yearly box-office chart in almost 50 years.

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‘Muppets Most Wanted’ Trailer: What is Kermit Doing in Jail?

You can't keep a good frog down. After writer/star Jason Segel left the 'Muppets' sequel to work on other projects, Kermit, Gonzo, Miss Piggy, Fozzie and the gang pressed ahead with 'Muppets Most Wanted' and brought some famous friends - namely Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey and Ty Burrell - along with them. Today, you can get your first look at the trailer for the all new Muppet adventure.

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‘Mr. Peabody and Sherman’ Trailer: History in the Making

Fans of the original 'Mr. Peabody and Sherman' shorts from 'Rocky and His Friends' probably won't find much to like in this new trailer for the DreamWorks animated film. But, then again, they're probably a good 50 years older than the target audience for the new 'Mr. Peabody and Sherman' movie.

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‘Calvin and Hobbes’ Creator Breaks His Legendary Silence, Talks About an Animated Movie

Since publishing the last 'Calvin and Hobbes' comic strip on December 31, 1995, Bill Watterson, the notoriously private creator behind the series, has only granted one interview (an e-mail exchange with his hometown newspaper, the Plain Dealer, on the 15th anniversary of the strip). Many have tried to get in touch with Mr. Watterson over the years (and a documentary is scheduled to hit theaters this year on that very topic) and almost all have failed.

But, inexplicably, Watterson has emerged from hiding and spoke at length about the legacy of 'Calvin and Hobbes' and the potential for an animated movie.

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