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Here's a guy that knows how valuable his time is.

Comedian Hannibal Buress sent an imposter in his place to attend the Hollywood premiere of Spider-Man: Homecoming.

"L.A. I need a lookalike with solid comedic timing for an event tonight. Pays $500. Email pics to hanniballookalike3@gmail.com," the comedian wrote Wednesday in a now deleted tweet, Entertainment Weekly reported.

Then during the premiere which was live-streamed on YouTube, a man identified as Buress but clearly someone else, walked the red carpet and gave interviews concerning his role in the superhero epic.

"I'm out here at the @SpiderManMovie premiere," Buress wrote alongside a photo of his doppelganger who attended the event wearing sunglasses.

In replying to Entertainment Weekly's article on the switcheroo, Buress wrote on Twitter, "It's called extreme FOMO," which refers to the fear of missing out on something.

Buress was cast in Homecoming in June 2016. In the film, he portrays Coach Wilson, a gym teacher at Peter Parker's (Tom Holland) high-school.

Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters July 7.

I wonder how many people have imposters/lookalikes out there?

Be Well,
Steve


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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jason Statham welcome first child
Celebrity couple Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham have welcomed their first child.

The 30-year-old British model and actress announced in an Instagram post Wednesday that she gave birth to son Jack Oscar on June 24.

"Our little man arrived! Jack Oscar Statham 8.8lbs on Saturday June 24," she captioned a photo of herself holding her baby boy's hand.

Huntington-Whiteley and Statham met on the set of the 2011 movie Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and confirmed their engagement in January 2016. The model announced her pregnancy in February.

"Very happy to share that Jason and I are expecting!! Lots of love Rosie x," she captioned a picture of herself in a bikini.

Huntington-Whiteley is a former Victoria's Secret model, and appeared in the movie Mad Max: Fury Road in 2015. She couldn't help but gush about Statham in the May 2015 issue of Self magazine.

"We're best mates," the star said of the 49-year-old British actor. "He makes me laugh every day. I almost feel like I never had a proper boyfriend before."


Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot among 774 invited to vote for Oscars
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences -- which votes on the prestigious Oscars for film -- has invited 774 artists to join its ranks this year.

Among the new members are actors Riz Ahmed, Debbie Allen, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Monica Bellucci, John Cho, Priyanka Chopra, Terry Crews, Warwick Davis, Adam Driver, Joel Edgerton, Chris Evans, Anna Faris, Lou Ferrigno, Gal Gadot, Donald Glover, Rupert Grint, Jon Hamm, Naomie Harris, Chris Hemsworth, Bryce Dallas Howard, Dwayne Johnson, Leslie Jones, Ruth Negga, Amy Poehler, Chris Pratt, Margot Robbie, Kristen Stewart, Channing Tatum, Betty White and Shailene Woodley, as well as filmmakers Barry Jenkins and Jordan Peele.

"We're proud to invite our newest class to the academy. The entire motion picture community is what we make of it. It's up to all of us to ensure that new faces and voices are seen and heard, and to take a shot on the next generation the way someone took a shot on each of us," said Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the academy's president.

The Oscars website noted there has been an increase of 359 percent in the number of women invited to join the academy between 2015 and 2017. During the same time period, there has also been an increase of 331 percent in the number of people of color invited.

The academy is actively trying to be more inclusive since it was criticized for having no people of color among its acting nominees at the 2015 and 2016 Oscars.


LOOSE LIPS:
"I feel like I've lived a lot longer than I actually have."
--Demi Lovato, on working at a young age, at the Cannes Lions festival



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Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond dead at 91
Michael Bond, the creator and author of the Paddington Bear children's book series, has died at the age of 91.

"It is with great sadness that we announce that Michael Bond, CBE, the creator of one of Britain's best-loved children's characters, Paddington, died at home yesterday aged 91 following a short illness," Bond's publisher HarperCollins announced on Facebook Wednesday.

The writer's daughter Karen Jankel told the Guardian "it's a shock to everybody. For me, he was the most wonderful father you can imagine, so obviously our loss is personal. But it's wonderful that he's left the legacy of his books and Paddington that will live on for ever, which is really very special."

"The whole world is lucky to have had him ... Paddington himself is so real to all of us. He's still a part of our family and we're very lucky," she continued.

Bond's first book in his Paddington series, A Bear Called Paddington, was first published in 1958 and the author's last novel, Paddington's Finest Hour, released in April 2017.

Bond also created other children's books characters such as Olga da Polga, A Mouse Called Thursday and a French detective named Monsieur Pamplemousse.

Books featuring Paddington, a brown bear who arrives in London from Peru, have sold more than 35 million copies worldwide according to HarperCollins. The character was featured in his own live-action film in 2014 titled Paddington where Bond appeared in a cameo role.

A sequel to the film, Paddington 2, is set for release on Nov. 10.


Director Matt Reeves says 'The Batman' will be 'noir driven'
The Batman director Matt Reeves has detailed his plans for the upcoming DC comics epic stating that he wants the film to be "noir driven."

"I want to do a very point of view-driven -- you know, this film and with all films what I try to do in an almost Hitchcockian sense is to use the camera and use the storytelling so that you become the character and you empathize with that point of view," Reeves said in a new interview with New Trailer Buzz while promoting his latest film, War for the Planet of the Apes.

"I think there's a chance to do an almost noir-driven, detective version of Batman that is point-of-view-driven in a very, very powerful way that hopefully is going to connect you to what's going on inside of his head and inside of his heart," he continued.

The filmmaker also shared how the caped crusader and Caesar from his Planet of the Apes films relate to each other.

"I see a parallel, emotionally, between Caesar and Batman in that they're both characters who are tortured and trying to sort of grapple within themselves to find a way to do the right thing in a very imperfect, and to some degree corrupt, world," Reeves said. "And so it's really that emotionality that I'm interested in."

Reeves stepped in to helm The Batman after star Ben Affleck dropped out from directing the film in February with the actor stating that he didn't think he could both portray the Dark Knight and work behind the camera effectively.

Joe Manganiello was cast in the film in September as villain Deathstroke.

"I have loved the Batman story since I was a child. He is such an iconic and compelling character, and one that resonates with me deeply. I am incredibly honored and excited to be working with Warner Bros. to bring an epic and emotional new take on the Caped Crusader to the big screen," Reeves said in a statement at the time.

Affleck who first appeared as Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, will next be seen as the character in Justice League, due in theaters Nov. 17.


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Which singer responds to lip-syncing rumors with, 'Nobody ever gives me credit'?

Britney Spears says people don't give her enough credit for singing live at her concerts.

The 35-year-old singer said in an interview with an Israeli TV show this week that lip-syncing accusations "really" bother her because of how hard she works during her live shows.

"I'm glad you're addressing this question because it's really funny -- a lot of people think that I don't do live. I usually, because I'm dancing so much, I do have a little bit of playback," Spears explained. "There's a mixture of my voice and the playback."

"It really [expletive] me off because I'm busting my [expletive] out there and singing at the same time, and nobody ever really gives me credit for it," she said.

Spears will perform in Israel for the first time July 3 in Tel Aviv. Her manager, Larry Rudolph, previously addressed lip-syncing rumors prior to the debut of Spears' residency show in Las Vegas in 2013.

"She's going to be singing live," Rudolph told Billboard. "She does choreography and vocal coaching every day."

"It's hard for the public to fully understand what goes on when you get on stage and you're dancing full out during a song," he said. "No matter what anyone says, there's not a single artist who goes out there and does full choreography and is singing without a vocal track underneath them at the same time. It's physically impossible.

"We're just trying to build up her stamina and get her to a point where she can do as much as humanly possible. The idea is to try to get her pretty close to 100 percent," he added.

Spears' show in Tel Aviv will close out her Britney: Live in Concert world tour, which kicked off June 3 in Tokyo. The singer last released the album Glory in August, which includes the singles "Make Me..." and "Slumber Party."

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