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Kanye West vows not to attend the Grammy's if Frank Ocean isn't nominated. Oh, Grammy's, please don't nominate Frank Ocean. No offense to Mr. Ocean, but I think we could all use a break from Kanye West. Right?

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Bill Murray receives Mark Twain Prize for American humor
Bill Murray received the Mark Twain Prize for American humor Sunday during a star-studded event at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

"My theme tonight is what is it like to be beloved," the iconic comedian said onstage during his speech which also included jokes about missing the event if his beloved Chicago Cubs were forced into a Game 7 instead of advancing to the World Series.

"As much as I dreaded this, I really have to come back to this idea: There's love. There's love," he continued.

Celebrities on hand to honor Murray included Ivan Reitman, Jimmy Kimmel, Emma Stone, Sigourney Weaver, Steve Martin through a video tribute, Miley Cyrus who performed and David Letterman who detailed how the 66-year-old gifted him a handmade Irish christening gown for his son in 2003, among others.

"That Saturday, my son, in Bill Murray's christening gown, was christened at St. Ignatius in Manhattan, and we have this memory, we have this gift, we have this gesture for the rest of our lives," Letterman said.

Cyrus performed "My Way" and when she messed up the lyrics was told by Murray to start the performance over.

"We're safe now. How 'bout those pipes? Do it again! Do it again!" he said standing up.

"This is live entertainment!," he continued. "This is happening now in Washington, D.C. - the 51st state! If it had statehood, that wouldn't have happened!"

Murray is the 19th recipient of the Mark Twain prize following others such as Carol Burnett, Bob Newhart, Steve Martin, Ellen DeGeneres, Richard Pryor -- who received the inaugural award in 1998 -- and Eddie Murphy who was honored last year.

The ceremony is set to broadcast on PBS Friday.


LOOSE LIPS:
"The best thing you could say is: 'Appreciate it. Struggle is part of the journey. That's what I've learned in my forties: This too shall pass.'"
--Jon Hamm, on the advice he'd give his 20-year-old self, to Elle



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Which comedian/rapper/actor has been cast to play Lando Calrissian in Han Solo standalone 'Star Wars' movie?


Director Tim Miller exits 'Deadpool 2' over creative differences with Ryan Reynolds
Director Tim Miller has exited Deadpool 2 due to creative differences with star Ryan Reynolds according to reports.

As Deadline notes, Miller who directed the original comic book hit for Fox, had not officially signed on to helm the sequel but was developing the script and had planned on returning.

The split is said to be amicable with Fox now moving Miller onto a new film based on the Daniel Suarez novel Influx.

Miller worked closely with Reynolds on the first film and is rumored to have been the one behind the leaked Deadpool footage that led to Fox greenlighting the film following positive feedback from fans.

Deadpool 2 is expected to hit theaters in 2018 with Reynolds once again returning as the foul-mouthed mutant mercenary and as a producer.

Currently, the project is in the casting stages with a reported number of actresses, including Lizzy Caplan, Mackenzie Davis and Ruby Rose, vying for the role of Domino, the film's new female lead.

The original Deadpool, released in February, was a box-office hit having grossed $786 million worldwide.


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Which comedian/rapper/actor has been cast to play Lando Calrissian in Han Solo standalone 'Star Wars' movie?

Lucasfilm said it has cast Community and Atlanta star Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian in its as-yet-untitled, Han Solo, standalone Star Wars film.

Set for release in 2018, the movie will feature Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo. It is to be helmed by directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

The characters of Han and Lando were previous played by Harrison Ford and Billy Dee Williams.

"We're so lucky to have an artist as talented as Donald join us," Lord and Miller said in a joint statement Friday. "These are big shoes to fill, and an even bigger cape, and this one fits him perfectly, which will save us money on alterations. Also, we'd like to publicly apologize to Donald for ruining Comic-Con for him forever."

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