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12:45 AM ET, August 20, 2014


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Borys Kit / Hollywood Reporter:
Benedict Cumberbatch Joins ‘Jungle Book’ for Warner Bros. (Exclusive)  —  The actor will earn his stripes with a villainous lead role  —  Warner Bros.' adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book has landed its first voice lead, and it's elementary.  —  Benedict Cumberbatch …
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Borys Kit / Hollywood Reporter:
Kevin Smith and Johnny Depp Team for Action-Adventure ‘Yoga Hosers’ (Exclusive)  —  The duo's daughters, Lily-Rose Depp and Harley Quinn Smith, are starring  —  Johnny Depp and Kevin Smith are teaming up for what is being dubbed a “comic book movie” and are bringing their daughters with them.
Brett Malec / E! Online:
NEWS/ Sofía Vergara Steps Out With Giant Ring on That Finger (But Don't Get Too Excited)  —  Sofía Vergara and Joe Manganiello can't be engaged already, right?!  —  The 42-year-old Modern Family actress stepped out in L.A. today sporting a very noticeable sparkler on that finger …
Michael K / Dlisted:
Sofia Vergara Is A STUNT QUEEN Master
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Michael K / Dlisted:
QOTD: Alexis Arquette Claims She's Done Jared Leto And Says His D**k Is Like Something Out Of “Gladiator”  —  During a quick Q&A with Jackie Beat for Frontiers (via WOW Report), my second favorite Arquette after Rosanna, of course, spilled a little secret.  Alexis Arquette says that before …
Discussion: Gawker
New York Times:
Don Pardo, the Voice of ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Dies at 96  —  Don Pardo, who literally introduced television viewers to some of America's biggest stars and soon-to-be-stars as the longtime announcer for “Saturday Night Live,” died Monday in Tucson.  He was 96.  —  Mr. Pardo's death was confirmed by his daughter, Dona Pardo.
Discussion: I Watch Stuff, The Wrap and Gawker
Hannah Karp / Wall Street Journal:
NFL to Coldplay: Pay to perform at next year's Super Bowl halftime show  —  The National Football League doesn't usually pay the act that performs at halftime during the Super Bowl.  But in a twist this year, the league has asked artists under consideration for the high-profile gig to pay to play.
Brian Truitt / USA Today:
First look: Rudd's on the road to being ‘Ant-Man’  —  Actor is a thief-turned-superhero in the upcoming Marvel Studios movie out next year.  —  Paul Rudd is going on a superhero's journey in the new Marvel Studios movie Ant-Man, although these days he's looking decidedly unheroic.
Discussion: Crushable and I Watch Stuff
Julianne Hough — Returns to “Dancing with the Stars” ... As a Judge  —  RETURNS TO DWTS  —  As a Judge  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Julianne Hough has learned a hard lesson about the movie biz ... it ain't that easy, so she's returning to “Dancing with the Stars” but this time as a judge ... TMZ has learned.
Jennifer Lopez & Casper Smart — Back Together!  —  BACK TOGETHER  —  Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart were back together Monday ... and when she spotted the photog she ducked for cover — which totally means they're banging!  —  We think it's JLo's car ... it's definitely not his, although he's driving.
Discussion: The Hollywood Gossip
Jessica Pressler / GQ Magazine Online:
The GQ Cover Story: Adam Driver  —  Three years ago, Adam Driver was a former Marine with little more than a degree from Juilliard and a guest spot on Law & Order to show for his acting career.  Then he landed on a show called Girls.  Appealingly intense and compellingly awkward, he was nobody's idea of the next Brad Pitt.
Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter:
‘Agents of SHIELD’ Enlists Adrianne Palicki as Marvel Favorite (Exclusive)  —  Clear eyes, full hearts ... Marvel character  —  Friday Night Lights favorite and comic book fan Adrianne Palicki has been tapped to guest-star as Marvel super spy Bobbi Morse, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Discussion: Digital Spy
Sara Hammel /
Scott Disick Says He's ‘Feeling Good, Living Healthy’  —  It's been a tough year for reality star Scott Disick, but the steps he's taking to get healthy following a terrifying bout with alcohol poisoning earlier this summer are paying off, he says.  —  “I'm good,” Disick, 31 …
Mischa Barton — Screw Your Movie ... I'm Partying My Ass Off!  —  Screw Your Movie  —  I'M PARTYING MY ASS OFF!  —  8/19/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Mischa Barton is one step away from being featured on a milk carton ... which makes it especially stunning …
Sierra Marquina / Us Weekly:
Zoe Saldana Finally Addresses Pregnancy In Ice Bucket Challenge Video With Husband Marco Perego: Watch the Clip  —  Baby on board — officially!  Zoe Saldana finally acknowledged that she's pregnant in her (what else?)  ALS ice bucket challenge video on Tuesday, Aug. 19.  —  PHOTOS: Celebrity pregnancies
Michael O'Connell / Hollywood Reporter:
TLC Orders More Kate Gosselin Specials (Exclusive)  —  “Kate Plus 8” gets additional hours in December following a solid revival in June  —  TLC looks like it's staying in business with Kate Gosselin.  —  Three years after canceling Kate Plus 8, it turns out the series' June revival as a one-off special was not a one-off.
Discussion: Cele|bitchy
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