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Ian McKellen Says Openly Gay Actors Are Also ‘Disregarded’ by Oscars

Scott Baumgartner | January 25, 2016 - 6:27 pm

The acclaimed actor is here to remind you that black actors aren’t the only ones being marginalized in Hollywood.

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Ian McKellen Refused an Invitation to Taylor Swift’s 1989 Tour

Natasha Reda | September 1, 2015 - 7:30 am

The term #SquadGoals could have been taken to the next level had Ian McKellen accepted Taylor Swift’s invitation. … More »

WATCH: Sir Ian McKellen Is a Talented Scrambled Eggs Master, Too

Peggy Truong | July 24, 2015 - 1:03 pm

What can’t Sir Ian McKellen do?

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WATCH: Ian McKellen Reads Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ Lyrics And It’s the Only Thing that Matters Today

Kendall Fisher | July 16, 2015 - 6:42 pm

Taylor Swift would be proud.

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12 Days of Celebmas: 11 Pipers Piping

Samantha Benitz | December 24, 2014 - 2:00 pm

On the 11th day of the 12 Days of Celebmas, Celebuzz gave to thee: 11 Pipers-Piping!

Plenty of celebrities are known for smoking cigarettes and taking smoke breaks for all the photogs to see, but what about tobacco pipes? While that method of smoking may seem ancient and out of touch, it is… More »

Celebrity Twitter Chatter: Colton Haynes, Stephen Amell, Miley Cyrus and More

Michael Prieve | August 25, 2014 - 6:45 pm

We’ve rounded up some of the best and most insightful celebrity tweets from the past 24 hours.

Please help fill Colton Haynes in on all of the Emmy action, Stephen Amell and Richard Attenborough, Miley Cyrus loves her fans, plus more fascinating celeb twitter posts and words of wisdom below.

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The First Trailer for the Final ‘Hobbit’ Movie Is Finally Here

Robert Kessler | July 28, 2014 - 3:49 pm

Thirteen years we’ve been at this and here it is: the first trailer for the final The Hobbit film, itself a prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will likely be our last dive into Peter Jackson’s Middle Earth, unless he decides to adapt The Silmarillion,… More »

Watch Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan Play the Most Adorable Newlywed Game Ever

Michael Prieve | April 21, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Despite the fact that they aren’t dating, and one of them is straight, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are quickly becoming our favorite celebrity couple.

Stewart and McKellen took part in The Newlywed Game competition as part of a February interview with Buzzfeed Brews. The game required the two stars to answer questions… More »

‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Trailer: Back to the Future

Robert Kessler | March 24, 2014 - 10:30 am

If there’s anything to be learned from this trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past, it’s that the future is the worst. So bad, in fact, that our X-Men heroes must turn back the hands of time and convince the younger versions of themselves to wage a war that will change the future. … More »

And the Oscar Doesn’t Go To…

Camilla Werner-Longo | February 28, 2014 - 10:00 pm

Ah yes, the Oscars are upon us and with only two days to go until show time the anticipation is high as we wait to see who will be taking home the gold this year. With only one winner for each category however, it can be difficult sometimes to accept all of the loses, especially… More »

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen Are REALLY Excited About This Weekend’s Football Game

Gabrielle Chung | January 31, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Oh, is the Super Bowl on this weekend?

It seems to be that way as Hollywood BFFs — Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen — have been getting ready for Sunday’s big game, sharing an adorable photo of them indulging in America’s favorite past time.

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‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ is a Major Improvement on the First Hobbit Film

Robert Kessler | December 12, 2013 - 8:00 am

A follow-up to last year’s underwhelming The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug feels like a return to form for the man who made his name directing the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Fans of the original will definitely be satiated by this second of three Hobbit films, which are… More »

Here’s the New ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ Trailer

Robert Kessler | November 5, 2013 - 10:15 am

At a globally-streamed fan event last night, Warner Bros. released another trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. … More »

‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Trailer: Pretty Much Everyone You Care About Is In This Movie

Gabrielle Chung | October 29, 2013 - 2:00 pm

The gang’s all here, folks.

The trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past has been unveiled and director Bryan Singer — the man who brought you X-Men and X2 — is basically bringing back every single actor to have appeared in the film franchise since 2000.

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Ian McKellen Officiated Patrick Stewart’s Wedding Yesterday

| September 9, 2013 - 8:50 am

In news that should make everyone (or at least gay men and straight nerds) happy, Patrick Stewart married his longtime singer-songwriter girlfriend Sunny Ozell on Sunday in a ceremony officiated by pal Ian McKellen.

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Famous Roles That Were Almost Played By Other Actors

Robert Kessler | June 11, 2013 - 8:30 am

“Actors search for rejection,” Charlie Chaplin once said. “If they don’t get it they reject themselves.”

Fortunately, actors don’t have to search that hard to find the rejection they crave, as even the biggest stars are constantly turned down for roles. So click through the gallery and see some famous roles that could… More »

We Bet You Thought These Stars Already Won An Oscar

Todd Gilchrist | February 22, 2013 - 3:30 pm

After 85 years of dispensing awards, the Oscars have become something of a measuring stick for judging, and then recognizing, the best and brightest talents in Hollywood. But with so many great movies, performances and behind-the-scenes efforts, and so few slots for nominations, it comes as little surprise that more than a handful of great… More »

‘Hobbit’ Effects Guru Joe Letteri Says Peter Jackson’s Prequel Changed Filmmaking: ‘There Are Breakthroughs in Every Area’ (VIDEO)

Todd Gilchrist | December 14, 2012 - 7:30 pm

Ever since Peter Jackson first announced that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey would be shot in 3D with cameras recording at a speed of 48 frames a second, pundits have analyzed how much his film might impact Hollywood as a whole.

But Visual Effects Supervisor Joe Letteri, who previously worked on groundbreaking films… More »

‘Hobbit’ Star Martin Freeman Helps ‘Lord of the Rings’ Lighten Up: ‘I’m Quite a Whore… I Like Being Funny’

Todd Gilchrist | December 13, 2012 - 8:00 pm

Although they were a massive gamble at the time, the Lord of the Rings films have become synonymous with big-screen, epic storytelling. Their serious, sweeping take on fantasy filmmaking was something that was not simply commercially successful, but artistically credible, winning awards and legitimizing genre movies more than ever before.

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‘The Hobbit’: How Much Do Critics Like the ‘Lord of the Rings’ Prequel?

Todd Gilchrist | December 4, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Peter Jackson returns to Middle Earth and to his homeland of New Zealand – a country that appears one parliamentary vote away from calling itself TolkienLand – for the often exciting, if equally silly, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

The first in a three-film adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s precursor to LordMore »

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