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We can’t get enough of tales of what might have been. Earlier this week, we shared the story of how Ian McKellen nearly wasn’t Magneto nor Gandalf. Now, here’s one of how Ahmed Best nearly didn’t play Jar Jar Binks in the Star Wars prequels. Instead, none other than Michael Jackson could have played the comic-relief character. But it would have been done much differently… Continue reading Could Michael Jackson Have Improved the 'Star Wars' Prequels?

Hollywood lost a star today with the passing of actress Diana Douglas at age 92.

Diana passed away Saturday at Motion Picture and Television Home in Woodland Hills, according to her husband Donald Webster.

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Diana began modeling and acting in the 1940’s. She met her first husband, Kirk Douglas while they were both acting students at the American Academy of Dramatic… Continue reading Actress Diana Douglas Dead At 92– Mother Of Michael Douglas, Ex-Wife Of Kirk

Interstellar

Matthew McConaughey: Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey (above in Interstellar) says that he’s “circled” the possibility of appearing in a superhero movie. “I’ve read some Marvel and DC scripts,” he stated. “I’ve talked about working with them on some scripts. … nothing has been right for me yet. But I’m sure open to it.” He added: “It starts with the story… Continue reading Movie News: Matthew McConaughey Ponders a Superhero Movie; Watch Michael Fassbender in the First 'Steve Jobs' Trailer

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:

The best thing about Saturday Night Live‘s plea to Michael Keaton to do his iconic characters from Batman and Beetlejuice is Taran Killam as Catherine O’Hara:

See the magic of color correction in this before-and-after side-by-side video of scenes from Lily in the Grinder (via Film School Rejects):

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Did you know that Brett Ratner and Michael Jackson were good buddies? They never worked together, exactly, but they became close following a business matter involving the making of Rush Hour. Ratner needed to get the King of Pop’s approval on a moment in the comedy where Chris Tucker does one of Jackson’s signature moves. “We both had this huge, almost childlike fascination… Continue reading Watch: Michael Jackson Visit the Sets of 'Red Dragon,' 'The Goonies' and 'Home Alone 2'