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Willie Nelson is famous for two things: Being one of the greatest country musicians ever and being one of the greatest proponents of weed ever. Meanwhile, Gandalf the Grey is also famous for two things: Saving Middle-earth from the evil of Sauron and enjoying the halfling leaf far too much.
Take the coolest thing you could ever imagine happening in the history of nerdery and multiply it by a hundred. No, make that a thousand ... Done? Good. Whatever you just came up with there, it's not even half as awesome as this, so brace yourselves.
No, we're not talking about some gnarly new "X-Men: Days of Future Past" plot detail — although that could be an interesting direction for the franchise — this'll be an actual real-life wedding ceremony.
Appearing on The Jonathan Ross Show this weekend, Sir Ian McKellen revealed that he'll be serving as an officiant for Patrick Stewart's upcoming wedding ceremony with thirty-five-year-old songstress Sunny Ozell. Get More »
This week: Peter Jackson returns to Middle-earth with "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," the first of three movies based on the classic fantasy novel "The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien, which features Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and Ian McKellen reprising his role as the wizard Gandalf from "The Lord of the Rings."
UPDATE: Good news! It turns out Ian McKellen doesn't have cancer, after all.
"He does not have prostate cancer … That was taken out of context and from an interview from years ago," the actor's agent Chris Andrews told ABCNews.com.
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Welcome to "The Hobbit" edition of Eff, Marry, Kill.
This game goes exactly how you think it does. We want you to determine which character from "The Hobbit" — Gandalf (Ian McKellen), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) or Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) — you'd like to spend the rest of your days with, whose days you'd like to end for good and which one you'd enjoy (or suffer through, as the case may be) spending one single night with. Get More »
Sir Ian McKellen gets all the magical and mutanty powers.
Not one but two of his long-dormant characters have now risen from the graveyard of concluded series to restore his place as the reigning king of all Franchiseland. "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" reintroduces the supreme wizard Gandalf, and thanks to the coming "X-Men: Days of Future Past" McKellen'll manipulate some metal at least one more time as the ubiquitous Magneto. Both of the otherworldly gents have nothing short of extraordinary skills, but for McKellen, the choice of who'd trump whom on the battle field is much easier to decide than we ever expected.
Director Bryan Singer is taking the title of his latest "X-Men" film, "Days of Future Past," very literally.
First he signed up both Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart to reprise their roles as Magneto and Professor X from the original "X-Men" trilogy. And now he's returning to the future past again, as, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Singer is currently in negotiations to bring Hugh Jackman back as Wolverine as well.
Sorry, "Looper," but the award for the best use of time travel in film just got claimed. Get More »
They just couldn't stay away: Like a magnet is drawn to a fridge, Sir Ian McKellen will return to his role as the villainous Magneto in the next "X-Men" film, "X-Men: Days of Future Past." Director Bryan Singer announced the return of McKellen, as well as Sir Patrick Stewart as Professor X, via Twitter today.
"Thrilled to announce @ianmckellen118 & @SirPatStew are joining the cast of #XMEN #DaysOfFuturePast #magneto #professorX More to come..." the director tweeted.
He also confirmed that Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy, who all appeared in the most recent installment of the comic book saga, "X-Men: First Class," would all make appearances in the newest film. Get More »
Considering that the long-awaited big screen adaptation of "The Hobbit" is being done by Peter Jackson, who of course was responsible for the zeitgeist-defining "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, most fans think they have a pretty good idea what to expect from it. You know, a lot of majestic landscapes, some great CGI, a little action, maybe some preciously loveable hobbits. That sort of thing.
But as the new trailer for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" proves, Jackson has a few tricks up his sleeve that may just yet shatter those expectations. Get More »
Guys really love their balls. They love holding them, whacking them and chasing them with glee. And sometimes, men just like to gaze at their balls fondly. Yes, it's hard to get between a dude and a ball if his mind's set on playing with it.
A recently released photo of Michael Fassbender from the highly anticipated sci-fi epic "Prometheus" got us in the mood to explore this (totally wholesome and impossible to misconstrue) subject matter. So to keep you well-rounded on the topic, here's some great moments between man and man's true best friend.