A Google Rumor Has Fans Wondering If Hugh Jackman Will Show Up in Avengers: Endgame

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Hugh Jackman has always said that 2017’s Logan would be his final outing as Wolverine, having played the character for nearly two decades. But now, a glitch in Google has fans wondering if Jackman will reprise his iconic role in Avengers: Endgame. Some folks on Twitter have discovered that typing “famous Hugh Jackman movies” into Google yields Endgame as a result.

The rumor is likely just that, as Google has mistakenly connected actors to the wrong movies before. And of course, Endgame was filmed before the Disney-Fox merger, meaning that Marvel wouldn’t have had access to any of the X-Men properties. But let’s imagine for second, what it would be like if Wolverine joined the Avengers in the upcoming film.

If Wolverine got snapped, would his body regenerate fast enough to counter-effect the dissolve? Are his claws sharp enough to slice off Thanos’s gauntlet hand? Also, how long would it take for him to pick a fight with the Hulk? And who would win?

While I highly doubt we’ll be seeing Jackman in Endgame, it makes sense why fans would want him back. The actor has become synonymous with Logan/Wolverine, with last year’s performance in Logan marking one of his best performances ever. Jackman has always been terrific in the role, but he has been forced to muddle through some truly terrible Wolverine movies (X-Men: Origins, anyone?). Perhaps fans are so excited about the prospect of a Jackman revival because they want to see him in a film worthy of his talents.

Then there’s the unlikely option that Jackman cameos in Endgame … as a different character. It wouldn’t be the first time that a Fox Marvel actor crosses over to the MCU: both Chris Evans and Michael B. Jordan played Johnny Storm/Human Torch in their respective Fantastic Four movies before going on to play Captain America and Killmonger, respectively. However, that’s unlikely, given his long stretch as Wolverine and his close connection to the character. In fact, it may be downright confusing to see a non-Logan Hugh Jackman show up.

Besides, we all know that if Jackman ever picks up his adamantium claws again, it would be for his BFF Ryan Reynolds in a Deadpool movie. Fingers crossed.

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Things We Saw Today: Fifty Shades of Bumblebee is the Trailer Mash-Up of Our Nightmares

We here at TMS love a good mash-up trailer, and the latest from Funny or Die is no exception. Fifty Shades of Bumblebee takes the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy and weaves it together with the trailer for Bumblebee to give us a love story between Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) and everyone’s favorite yellow Transformer.

Both Fifty Shades Freed and Bumblebee came out this year (aka the longest year ever), with radically different critical responses. While Bumblebee holds a 93% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Fifty Shades Freed clocks in at a meager 12%. It’s hilarious to watch Johnson’s overly earnest Anastasia act opposite Bumblebee, although truth be told, she has more chemistry with the Transformer than with Jamie Dornan’s Christian Grey (a low bar, but still).

I also can’t stop laughing at the idea of Bumblebee as a “promiscuous” billionaire playboy with a dark streak. Besides, if any bot is going to be a brooding bad boy, I think we can all agree it would be Megatron, am I right?

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Paddy McGuinness delights fans by flashing his muscles in NAKED bath video – but Christine won’t be happy…

The presenter was told to ‘do some cleaning’ while his wife was out with the kids.

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Hunky Paddy McGuinness has undergone a total body transformation recently – and it would appear he’ll take advantage of any opportunity to show off the results!

The Top Gear presenter was quick to get his kit off after wife Christine asked him to get on with some cleaning, while she enjoyed a day out with the kids. We don’t think that’s quite what she meant, Paddy!

Instead of dutifully donning a pair of marigolds, the 45-year-old used jumped in the tub, iPhone at the ready, and treated us all to an intimate clip of himself enjoying a hot bath – completely starkers.

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Paddy captioned the video: ‘The kids are out with their Gran and @mrscmcguinness When she asked me to do a bit of cleaning before they get back I presume this is what she meant? Clean as a whistle! 👍🏼

If u was my hub I’d slap u‘ was one of the comments from fans watching Paddy’s saucy vid. Another wrote, ‘Hope the Mrs was impressed with your cleaning 🤣👍

Other fans were keen to express their adoration over the presenter’s toned bod, with one exclaiming, ‘Sexy man 😘😘’, while another wrote, ‘You’ve still got it paddy 😏👌😂

We hope the telling off from Christine was worth it…

Paddy revealed in September this year that he lost an INCREDIBLE one and a half stone in just five weeks.

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There’s five weeks and a tan between both these pics. I started at 14 stone and finished at 12 stone 4lb. This was down to just three hours a week weight training but 7 days a week of strict dieting. I was on 4 meals a day all clean eating. I felt great and was getting shredded but personally I thought I looked to small and light for my size, 6ft 1”. I’m back to eating a decent enough diet, for me, now but I’m also enjoying plenty of treats (in moderation). I’m now 13stn 9lb (2nd pic) and happy with my size. Not shredded to death but feel comfortable in my clothes and more importantly I’m not out of breath climbing the stairs!!! #beforeandafter #dowhatsbestforyou #32waist41chest

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The star shared a shirtless side-by-side transformation snap to show his followers his body transformation.

Revealing a chiselled back and bulging biceps, Paddy wrote: ‘There’s five weeks and a tan between both these pics. I started at 14 stone and finished at 12 stone 4lb. This was down to just three hours a week weight training but 7 days a week of strict dieting.

‘I was on 4 meals a day all clean eating. I felt great and was getting shredded but personally I thought I looked to small and light for my size, 6ft 1”. I’m back to eating a decent enough diet, for me, now but I’m also enjoying plenty of treats (in moderation). I’m now 13stn 9lb (2nd pic) and happy with my size.

‘Not shredded to death but feel comfortable in my clothes and more importantly I’m not out of breath climbing the stairs!!! #beforeandafter’

 

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AJ Pritchard ‘beside himself with anxiety’ and ‘won’t leave the house’ after vicious nightclub attack

Poor lads…

A night out for brothers AJ and Curtis Pritchard took a terrifying turn on Friday, when the Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing On Ice stars were confronted by eight men in a ‘unprovoked’ attack.

A spokesperson for the pair revealed that AJ suffered severe bruising to the arms, legs, body and face, while Curtis is set to undergo emergency surgery on his knee following the brutal beating.

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But it’s not just the physical injuries that are concerning those close to the brothers, with a source revealing that the attack has also had a devastating emotional impact.

A source told the Sunday Mirror: ‘AJ is so traumatised by what happened he doesn’t want to leave the house.

‘He has told friends he doesn’t understand why this has happened to him. AJ has never been targeted before and this has come out of the blue.

‘He is beside himself with worry and anxiety.’

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🥂🎄🎁… In the Christmas Spirit

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AJ, 24, and Curtis, 23, were enjoying a festive night out in Nantwich – where they were both staying during the Christmas break – when the shocking scene unfolded. Following the incident, both men were rushed to hospital immediately.

Police have revealed that a 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault, but has since been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

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Messages of support have flooded in following the attack, with fans and fellow Strictly stars sending messages of support.

‘Totally wrong on every level to attack such kind gentle boys. So sorry that @CurtisPritchard will be unable to start work on @DWTSIRL and wishing him and @Aj11Ace speedy recovery,’ tweeted Arlene Phillips.

While Katya Jones wrote: ‘I can’t believe what happen to @Aj11Ace and @CurtisPritchard. Sending lots of love your way. It’s Christmas people! Where is humanity going? #disappointed.’

Wishing you both a speedy recovery…

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Perrie Edwards sends fans WILD with stunning bikini snaps: ‘Make way for the G-O double D-E-S-S’

Unreal!

Perrie Edwards had a sexy makeover in August – and we love it!

After we saw Perrie Edwards was jetting off with beau Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to an exotic destination for NYE, we knew it would only be a matter of time before the Little Mix star shared some envy-inducing snaps.

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Holidayyy ☀

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And, true to form, the gorgeous singer couldn’t wait to show off her stunning surroundings – and fab bikini bod.

Perrie uploaded a glam snap last night with the caption: ‘Holidayyy ☀’, her toned figure looking super stunning in a simple, neutral bikini.

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The Little Mix star joked that boyfriend Alex must be sick of playing Insta boyfriend – writing, ‘Wondering how long it will take for @alexoxchamberlian to get sick of taking photos‘ on one of her stories – but fans couldn’t get enough of Perrie’s sexy pics.

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Make way for the G-O Double D-E-S-S,’ wrote one of Perrie’s fans, referencing the Little Mix star’s curvaceous figure.

PERRIE PLS KILL ME GIRL 🔥,’ said another. Fans also had a guess at where the singer and her boyfriend are enjoying a sun-filled break, with another follower writing, ‘Memorys in Mykonos??

The happy couple looked more loved up than ever over the Christmas period, celebrating the big day together – in matching Christmas jumpers.

Perrie captioned the pic: ‘Christmas time is the most wonderful time of the year! Not for the presents or the food (which OBV I adore) but for the love I have around me.

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I feel so blessed and lucky! I love and appreciate you all so much! Merry Christmas everyone! Spread love and be merry! ❤

Have a wonderful New Year, you two!

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Blumhouse’s First Female Director Sophia Takal Talks Controversy Around Studio’s Lack of Women

Sophia Takal directs Blumhouse's first female directed horror film, New Year, New You, for their Into the Dark series.

Right as Blumhouse’s Halloween sequel was set to hit theaters, executive Jason Blum came under fire for saying that the reason why there were no female directors hired by the company was because there were only a few female directors and even fewer wanted to do horror. Given that women love horror as a genre, this seemed like a shortsighted statement, and Blum apologized within 24 hours.

Two months later, it was announced that Sophia Takal would be Blumhouse’s first woman to take the director’s chair for the horror film New Year, New You, which was released yesterday as part of Blumhouse’s Hulu anthology series Into the Dark. Takal was hired and shot her film long before the controversy, but due to them wanting to keep the film and announcement under wraps, she was unable to come forward during the initial pushback against Blum’s statements.

Recently, she spoke to SyFy Fangrrls about the film, and dealt with the controversy in the interview, saying: “I can only speak to what my experience was working with him. But I just felt totally supported. I felt like they wanted to make a movie with a woman and they were aware of my work prior to this. So I felt like my femaleness was part of why they hired me, but in a way that I was totally comfortable and happy about. Because it seemed like they really wanted to tell a movie from a female point of view. Like step out of the Male Gaze that is so often associated with horror.”

She also said that she knows “other women who are developing movies with the company,” though of course she couldn’t say who or what projects they were developing. It seems as though Blumhouse’s rush to keep things a secret means that they couldn’t fully defend themselves with the knowledge that they were developing projects helmed by women. The Into the Dark series is only aired on Hulu, so we still have no proper announcement of a theatrically released film directed by a woman through the studio.

Blumhouse has done a fairly good job with the Final Girl trope in their films. One of the most enduring heroines to come out of their franchises is Lorraine Warren, played by Vera Farmiga. Lorraine is one half of a fictionalized version of the Warrens, a real life ghost-hunting couple. Lorraine is frequently the emotional center of the films, especially in the second Conjuring film. She is treated well by the narrative, with her husband Ed (Patrick Wilson) serving more as the damsel in distress. Other notable Blumhouse women are the ladies of the Strode family, including Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis), and the plucky time-looping protagonist of Happy Death Day Theresa (Jessica Rothe).

New Year, New You is a particularly female drive film, centering on the dark side of social media and how it affects women. Takal said of the film:

“I’m really drawn to talking about things that make women feel bad about themselves. Mainly because I find that when I talk about these things, they end up having less of a hold on me or occupying less mental space. So, if women are feeling bad about themselves because they’re not living up to this idea of what they should look like or how they should present themselves or the types of food they should be eating, or the amount of sleep they should be getting, or the types of yoga they should be doing? I just feel like having a conversation about how actually narcissistic and unrealistic and damaging that idea of extreme self-love is. [Talking about] this idea that somehow we deserve ultimate happiness, hopefully, will allow people to realize how ridiculous the whole concept is. And that doesn’t mean people shouldn’t love themselves. But loving your essential self is really different than presenting a carefully curated image on Instagram.”

This is the kind of story that needs a female director, and I am glad they brought Takal on board. While a man can talk about self love and self image, there needs to be a woman’s perspective on female pain, pressure, and trauma to understand how to properly tell this story. I am excited to see that Blumhouse has started to include women in the filmmaking process to tell female stories; it shows when a woman is writing a story about a woman, instead of a man deciding this is how a woman thinks or acts.

Blumhouse is one of my favorite production companies as a horror guru, and I am excited to see them taking steps to be more inclusive behind the camera. Hopefully, this will lead to more women being able to tell female-centric horror stories in the future. New Year, New You is now available to watch on Hulu.

(via SyFy Wire, image: Hulu)

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Things We Saw Today: It’s The 51st Anniversary Of ‘The Trouble With Tribbles’

Captain Kirk (William Shatner) deals with tribbles in Star Trek: The Original Series.

As we celebrate other anniversaries and holidays, now is the day to celebrate a seminal moment in Star Trek history: the release of ‘The Trouble With Tribbles.’ As Captain Kirk navigates some Klingon troubles, he also must contend with the small, furry invaders who are eating everything and multiplying like bunnies all over his ship. It contains some great dialogue such as McCoy asking what happens when you feed a tribble too much and Kirk replying “a fat tribble?” and a great action scene in which Scotty fights some Klingons because they dared insult the Enterprise.

‘Tribbles’ is not necessarily an Emmy-worthy episode, but it’s a fun episode. It showcases the lighter, funnier side of Star Trek. Star Trek is about our humanity striving to overcome present biases to find a utopian future. ‘Tribbles’ embraces the weirdness of it all, while still depicting a non-violent solution to a dispute in which the problem is solved through diplomacy (and some Tribble trickery) rather than by shooting our way out.

It’s also just a fun episode. The Tribbles are everywhere! Kirk sits on one! Uhura cuddles them! McCoy and Spock banter because of them! What is not to like there?

What is your favorite episode of the original series of Star Trek? Do you love Tribbles as much as we do?

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Bird Box Might Have the Best Ever Opening For a Netflix Film, Netflix Says

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Despite not being particularly good, Netflix announced that yes, Bird Box — a film about Sandra Bullock facing down an apocalypse where if you see the monsters, you’ll be driven to suicide — has had, essentially, the highest opening week for a Netflix film. Over 45 million accounts watched the movie over the holiday week, which makes it Netflix’s best performing release by their standards. However, given how little we know about Netflix’s data, we can’t really confirm or deny whether the film is doing as well as the streaming giant says.

The only problem with this is is that we cannot verify if these numbers are correct and even what they mean in the grand Netflix scheme of things. Netflix tracks a lot of data from their accounts, from what you watch to how many times you watch it — shout out to the person they called out last year for watching A Christmas Prince once a day for two weeks straight. Still, they’ve never revealed exactly how they aggregate data or any streaming numbers before this, even for their popular television shows.

There are a few questions that arise from how they collect their data. Does this account for all viewers who watched the film, or just people who finished it? There could have been plenty of people who watched it and then turned the film off early on. Also, does this account for multiple viewings, or just the number of people who watched the film once? There are plenty of factors here and no way to fully confirm or deny Netflix’s statement.

This is the first time that Netflix has released their streaming data. Either they’ve been so impressed with how Bird Box is doing that they felt the need to scream it to the world, or this is signifying a new, more transparent mode of business. Netflix could be considering releasing their data to a wider audience. The fact that they’ll soon be facing serious competition from Disney with Disney+ might factor into a decision to reveal their numbers or to continue to keep them under wraps.

The answer to this question is probably the simplest one: Netflix was proud of how well their marketing worked, and so they shared some numbers. What these numbers mean is still beyond us, but we’re talking about a streaming giant that once said Fuller House was their most watched show. One day, we’ll probably know how all of this data collection works, but for now, we have to take them at face value since we literally have nothing else to go off of to decide what’s real or what’s not.

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Strictly stars show support after AJ Pritchard rushed to hospital following nightclub attack

The dancer and his brother were assaulted during a night out

Strictly Come Dancing stars have rallied around AJ Pritchard after he was the victim of a violent attack in a nightclub.

The dancer was enjoying an evening out in Nantwich on Thursday with his brother Curtis and some friends when they were reportedly set on by a group of eight men in an ‘unprovoked’ assault.

Following the incident AJ, 24, and Curtis – who is a professional dancer on Irish TV show Dancing With The Stars – were treated in hospital along with two other men but have since been discharged.

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A spokesman for the brothers told The Sun: ‘AJ and Curtis were assaulted in an unprovoked attack.

‘Curtis is to undergo an emergency operation to correct damage to his knee. AJ received bruising to his face, arms, body and legs.’

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🥂🎄🎁… In the Christmas Spirit

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Police have revealed that a 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and has since been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Following the shock news AJ’s Strictly pals have showed their support for him on social media, with many left horrified by the attack.

‘Wtf is wrong with this people ????? Guys I’m so sorry @CurtisPritchard @Aj11Ace I’m with you all the way !! Disgusting !!!!’ Giovanni Pernice tweeted, whilst It Takes Two presenter Zoe Ball wrote: ‘Sending all the love to @Aj11Ace & his brother @CurtisPritchard wishing him a speedy recovery. Horrified to hear about the brutal attack upon them & their friends. Heartbreaking.’

Meanwhile Katya Jones added: ‘I can’t believe what happen to @Aj11Ace and @CurtisPritchard . Sending lots of love your way. It’s Christmas people! Where is humanity going? #disappointed’

Former Strictly judge Arlene Phillips shared her sympathies for Curtis after it was confirmed that he won’t have recovered in time to appear on Dancing With The Stars.

‘Totally wrong on every level to attack such kind gentle boys. So sorry that @CurtisPritchard will be unable to start work on @DWTSIRL and wishing him and @Aj11Ace speedy recovery,’ the choreographer tweeted.

Here at Now we wish AJ and Curtis a speedy recovery.

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Katie Price HITS BACK at shock new claims about Kris Boyson relationship

The Pricey has spoken…

Kris Boyson and Katie Price at ‘Loose Women’ TV show, London 20 July 2018

Katie Price might still be going through a divorce from third husband Kieran Hayler but it’s not stopped speculation that she’s set to marry AGAIN, having rekindled her romance with Kris Boyson.

Yep, it was reported yesterday that the 40-year-old had been discussing the idea of getting hitched to Kris, 30, next year after he apparently moved in with her just before Christmas.

But now Katie has furiously hit back at the shock claims and denied that she’s about to become a bride again, calling the speculation ‘completely untrue’ in a Twitter post.

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nobody is moving in with me and no wedding plans with anybody next year,’ the mum-of-five clarified.

Fans have been showing their support for Katie following her statement, with one tweeting in response: ‘Whatever happens, hope the New Year brings you happiness and all good things’

Another added: ‘Stay strong keep smiling’

It’s not the first time that Katie and Kris – who have been dating on and off since Katie’s split from Kieran earlier this year – have been hit by wedding rumours.

In fact Kris himself admitted following their brief break-up in September that he’d started to get an engagement ring made.

‘I was in love with the girl and up until last week she was down for getting married,’ he told The Sunday Mirror. ‘We would talk about it all the time.

‘She always said she wanted the fairytale ending and she wanted to live happily ever after.

‘I was ready to go and speak to her dad and ask for his permission. I think deep down she knew I was getting an engagement ring made.’

As well as the dramas in her love life, Katie has had a tumultuous year which has seen her face a charge of drink driving and narrowly avoid bankruptcy amongst other things.

And whilst it sounds like there won’t be wedding bells in 2019, the glamour model is feeling positive about what lies ahead.

Earlier this month Katie hinted at a new work opportunity when she posted a photo of a sign reading ‘talent meeting in progress’ and added the caption: ‘So excited for January woooo’

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So excited for January woooo

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We can’t wait to see what Pricey is up to next!

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