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Daniel Craig is back as Bond! Were you worried? I wasn't worried.

So he's back for his fifth Bond film, but no word on if Craig will be back for another slice of Layer Cake. Hey, Layer Cake is a good movie. That Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, Kingsman: The Secret Service, X-Men: First Class) guy did it. Check it out!

More on Craig's return in today's first story, hot off the presses!

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Daniel Craig confirms his return in next James Bond film
Daniel Craig confirmed that he will return to the big screen as James Bond during an interview The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

"Yes," Craig said to great applause from the crowd after Colbert asked if he's be returning.

The remarks were the first time Craig personally confirmed he would return for his fifth foray as Bond after reports in the New York Times from January that he was "attached" to the next Bond film, which is scheduled for a 2019 release. It will be the 25th installment in the long-running series.

Earlier in the day, in an interview with Boston radio station Morning Magic 106.7, Craig said he hadn't decided if he'd return as Bond.

"I'd hate to burst the bubble, but no decision has been made at the moment. There's a lot of noise out there and nothing official has been confirmed and I'm not, like, holding out for more money or doing anything like that. It's just all very personal decisions to be made at the moment," Craig said. "I know they're desperate to get going and I would in theory love to do it, but there is no decision just yet."

Craig apologized to earlier interviewers for denying he had not decided.

"I wanted to tell you," Craig told Colbert.


HBO Spain accidentally releases next 'Game of Thrones' episode
HBO Spain accidentally released the next episode of Game of Thrones Tuesday ahead of the episode's Sunday premiere date.

HBO Spain had the sixth episode of Season 7 available on demand for Spanish subscribers to view for one hour before it was removed, The Independent reported.

The hour was enough time for the episode to be ripped and shared online through torrent sites.

"Yes, Episode 6 of #GameofThrones has leaked, thanks to HBOSpain. Please use caution on social media- spoilers/images are popping up already," GOT fansite Watchers on the Wall wrote on Twitter to warn fans about running into potential spoilers.

Streaming portal HBO Nordic, which services Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, was also said to have had the episode available early, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.

The sixth episode, as announced last week, features Jon Snow (Kit Harington) venturing north of the Wall with a ragtag team in order to capture a White Walker.


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Which former Grey's Anatomy cast member is returning to TV in a new Epix series?


Stunt driver dies on 'Deadpool' sequel set
A stunt driver on the set of the Deadpool sequel died while doing a stunt on a motorcycle, Vancouver police said Monday.

The police department said it and the Work Safe BC were investigating the cause of the incident.

Witnesses told TMZ the motorcycle rider went airborne during filming and crashed through the glass of a ground-floor studio inside Shaw Tower. Sources said the stuntwoman never appeared to apply the brakes.

Dan Berger, a spokesman for 20th Century Fox, said the studio was "deeply saddened" by the woman's death.

"Our hearts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of our crew member during this difficult time," he said.

Shooting for the superhero sequel began in late June. The movie stars Ryan Reynolds as the titular character, Josh Brolin as the villain Cable, Morena Baccarin and T.J. Miller.


'The Walking Dead' executive producers file breach of contract complaint
Executive producers of The Walking Dead including franchise co-creator Robert Kirkman, have filed a breach of contract complaint against AMC.

Kirkman, with current executive producers Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert along with former executive producers Glen Mazzara and Charles Eglee, say AMC owes them money for their work on the hit zombie drama as it enters into Season 8 this fall.

"This case arises from a major entertainment conglomerate's failure to honor contractual obligations to the creative people - the 'talent,' in industry jargon - behind the wildly successful, and hugely profitable, long-running television series The Walking Dead (TWD)," the complaint filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court reads, Deadline reported.

"The defendant AMC Entities exploited their vertically integrated corporate structure to combine both the production and the exhibition of TWD, which allowed AMC to keep the lion's share of the series' enormous profits/or itself and not share it with the Plaintiffs, as required by their contracts," it continues.

"Plaintiffs and the other talent behind TWD are the ones whose work to create, develop, write and produce the series has brought its huge success, but the fruits of that success have not been shared, as they should be."

The complaint, which also lists spinoff series Fear the Walking Dead and after show Talking Dead, refers to the profit-participation suit filed by former showrunner and series creator Frank Darabont as a "related matter."

Darabont, who is seeking $280 million in damages, will hear a summery judgement on the matter on Aug. 24. The complaint filed by Kirkman and the other executive producers does not specify a target for compensatory and punitive damages.

"These kinds of lawsuits are fairly common in entertainment and they all have one thing in common - they follow success," AMC said in response to the executive producers complaint in a statement.

"Virtually every studio that has had a successful show has been the target of litigation like this, and The Walking Dead has been the No. 1 show on television for five years in a row, so this is no surprise. We have enormous respect and appreciation for these plaintiffs, and we will continue to work with them as partners, even as we vigorously defend against this baseless and predictably opportunistic lawsuit," they continued.

The Walking Dead returns to AMC on Oct. 22.


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Which former Grey's Anatomy cast member is returning to TV in a new Epix series?

Patrick Dempsey will return to television in a new straight-to-series Epix drama.

The 51-year-old actor will star in an adaptation of the Joel Dicker novel The Truth About the Henry Quebert Affair, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Dempsey will play the title character, an esteemed author who is indicted for murder after a girl's body is found buried on his property. Ben Schnetzer will co-star as Quebert's mentee, with Daman Wayans, Jr., as an investigator.

"With its provocative subject matter, inspired casting and source material from master storyteller Joel Dicker, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair is the perfect addition to our offerings at Epix," Epix CEO Mark Greenberg said.

Jean-Jacques Annaud (Seven Years in Tibet) will direct all 10 episodes and executive produce with Lyn Greene and Richard Levine, who wrote the script and multiple episodes of the series. Variety reported MGM Television will produce with Eagle Pictures and Barbary Films.

"Joel Dicker's exquisite thrilled has captivated a worldwide audience with its complicted tale of love and lies. I am thrilled that this first-class ensemble cast led by Patrick Dempsey and the incomparable director Jean-Jacques Annaud, get to bring this provocative page-turner to life," MGM president of television production and development Steve Stark said.

Dempsey left the ABC series Grey's Anatomy in 2015 after 11 seasons as Dr. Derek Shepherd. He has since starred in the movie Bridget Jones's Baby, and will appear in the new film Berlin, I Love You.

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