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Sony Emails: Benedict Cumberbatch Wanted to Play David Bowie in Stalled Freddie Mercury Biopic

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The Freddie Mercury biopic has been stuck in development hell for nearly a decade. Until yesterday, the most recent update Queen fans had to go on was the news that Sacha Baron Cohen had not signed on to write, produce, direct, and star in the film; manager Jim Beach had simply said so at the Artist and Manager Awards on March 26 as what Brian May called a “small joke.” Now that Wikileaks has made last year’s leaked Sony emails publicly available, however, there’s some new information on a certain hopeful costar — and Amy Pascal’s blind adoration for “Under Pressure.”
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Kendrick Lamar, James Bond, and Gastrointestinal Passcode Pills: Links You Need to See

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The more that Gwyneth Paltrow keeps insisting that she does not live on Cloud 9 or Mount Olympus, the less the world believes her. Yesterday, she explained on CNN Money, “I’m incredibly close to the common woman in that I’m a woman and I’m a mother and we all are in a physical body with beating hearts with compassion and love…,” yet one day, Gwen or her progeny will own one of these flying cars, and I’ll still be trying to get health insurance.
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Can the Dark, Intriguing Superhero Drama ‘Powers’ Survive on PlayStation Plus?

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As if there weren’t enough streaming sites — in addition to countless television channels — Sony PlayStation is now introducing original programming for members of its PlayStation Plus subscription service. Its first (and so far only announced) program is Powers, an adaptation of the Eisner Award-winning comic book series by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Avon Oeming. The ten-episode series will be available exclusively on PlayStation Plus (though the pilot is available for free on YouTube), a platform that, as of January 2, 2015, boasted nearly 11 million users. With a subscriber base roughly one-fifth the size of Netflix’s, it’s hard not to worry that Powers won’t find a substantial audience — which would be unfortunate, because it’s certainly a series that deserves one.
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