Sony/Screen Gems(NEW YORK) — Idris Elba participated in an “Ask Me Anything” session on Reddit Saturday. In addition to his role in Disney’s remake of The Jungle Book, the No Good Deed actor also discussed the possibility of him becoming the next James Bond.

There has been some buzz on the web about Elba possibly stepping into the 007 role when Daniel Craig decides to leave.

When one Reddit user asked if he’d be interested, Elba answered, “Yes, if it was offered to me, absolutely.”

The 42-year-old actor also cleared up a rumor about him playing the Marvel Comics character Luke Cage in the upcoming Netflix series of the same name. Elba revealed, “I think there’s an actor already signed on for it, fortunately or unfortunately.”

The recent announcement that Elba will voice the part of Shere Khan in Jon Favreau’s upcoming remake of the Disney classic The Jungle Book prompted one fan to ask Elba what his favorite Disney movie was.

“I loved Mary Poppins,” he responded, explaining, “Classic, man, just classic. The songs, the animation, amazing!”

The Jungle Book, also featuring the voices of Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson, is set for a 2015 release.

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ABC/Todd Wawrychuk(NEW YORK) — Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes is not very happy about Allesandra Stanley’s recent New York Times story on the new ABC series How to Get Away With Murder, which Rhimes executive produces. And Rhimes really takes exception to the author of the piece saying that Rhimes has redefined the “angry black woman” stereotype through characters like Scandal‘s Olivia Pope and Grey’s Anatomy‘s Dr. Miranda Bailey.

Stanley wrote, “On Thursday, Ms. Rhimes will introduce How to Get Away With Murder, yet another network series from her production company to showcase a powerful, intimidating black woman. This one is Annalise Keating, a fearsome criminal defense lawyer and law professor played by Viola Davis. And that clinches it: Ms. Rhimes, who wrought Olivia Pope on Scandal and Dr. Miranda Bailey on Grey’s Anatomy, has done more to reset the image of African-American women on television than anyone since Oprah Winfrey.”

Rhimes isn’t the creator of the show. The writer and creator of How to Get Away with Murder is not even a female. It’s a man named Pete Nowalk.

Stanley also wrote in her piece, “When Shonda Rhimes writes her autobiography, it should be called How to Get Away With Being an Angry Black Woman.”

Rhimes responded via Twitter on Friday, writing, “Confused why @nytimes critic doesn’t know identity of CREATOR of show she’s reviewing. @petenowa did u know u were ‘an angry black woman’?”

She continued with the following tweet: “Apparently we can be ‘angry black women’ together, because I didn’t know I was one either! @petenowa #LearnSomethingNewEveryday.”

Rhimes then tweeted, “Final thing: (then I am gonna do some yoga): how come I am not ‘an angry black woman’ the many times Meredith (or Addison!) rants? @nytimes.”

Stanley also made some pretty broad claims about the physical appearance of African-American women on television. She even asserted that Viola Davis is “less classically beautiful” than other African-American leading ladies like Scandal star Kerry Washington and Extant actress Halle Berry.

Stanley wrote, “As Annalise, Ms. Davis, 49, is sexual and even sexy, in a slightly menacing way, but the actress doesn’t look at all like the typical star of a network drama. Ignoring the narrow beauty standards some African-American women are held to, Ms. Rhimes chose a performer who is older, darker-skinned and less classically beautiful than Ms. Washington, or for that matter Halle Berry, who played an astronaut on the summer mini-series Extant.

The article generated several less-than-flattering responses from many, including Scandal‘s Josh Malina and Kerry Washington.

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Andy Kropa/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Polly Bergen, an actress and singer who appeared in Desperate Housewives and The Sopranos and in the original Cape Fear film, died on Saturday at her home in Southbury, Connecticut, reports The New York Times. She was 84 years old.

In her early 20s, she appeared in three films opposite comedians Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Bergen was a panelist on the game show To Tell the Truth from 1956 to 1961.

Her performance in the title role of 1957’s “The Helen Morgan Story,” which was an episode of the anthology series Playhouse 90, won her an Emmy.

She portrayed a wife whose family was terrorized by a psychopathic convict, played by Robert Mitchum, in the 1962 film Cape Fear. Her other film credits included The Caretakers, Move Over, Darling and Kisses for My President.

Bergen appeared in several television shows, including ABC’s Desperate Housewives. Her role on Housewives — the mother of Felicity Huffman’s character, Lynette — earned her an Emmy nomination for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series. She was also in one episode of The Sopranos as the mistress of Tony Soprano’s late father.

Bergen was also a businesswoman. For example, she started a line of her own cosmetics in the 1960s, which she eventually sold to Fabergé.

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Timothy White/E!(NEW YORK) — Kim Kardashian, Amber Heard and Gabrielle Union are among the latest victims of celebrity hacking incidents.

What appear to be nude photos of Kardashian were uploaded to 4chan and Reddit, but were quickly removed from both sites, reports TMZ.

Heard had more than 50 topless photos appear on 4chan and Reddit, including a photo that contains a message to her fiancé, 51-year-old actor Johnny Depp, reports TMZ. In the photo Amber is holding up a sign that refers to Depp as Tonto, the character he played in the film The Lone Ranger.

Several topless photos Union sent to husband Dwyane Wade also made their way online, according to TMZ.

The FBI is working the case, but in the meantime, Union and Wade released a joint statement saying, “It has come to our attention that our private moments, that were shared and deleted solely between my husband and myself, have been leaked by some vultures.”

They continue, “I can’t help but to be reminded that since the dawn of time women and children, specifically women of color, have been victimized, and the power over their own bodies taken from them. These atrocities against women and children continue worldwide.”

Union and Wade add, “For anyone out there also being affected by these and other hacking and hate crimes — We send our love, support and prayers. We have done nothing wrong.”

Racy photos were also uploaded of what appears to be Vanessa Hudgens, Hope Solo, supermodel Emily Ratajkowski, Jenny McCarthy, Kate Bosworth, Rihanna, Meghan Good and Lake Bell.

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NBCUniversal(LOS ANGELES) — On Monday night, The Voice returns for a seventh season, and this time around, there’ll be two new faces in the big red chairs: Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams. The chart-topping artists, who are also longtime friends, join Voice lifers Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as coaches, and Gwen says dealing with those two goofballs on the set literally left her sore.

“Seriously, after day one…I haven’t laughed that hard in so long,” she says. “I had a face headache where everywhere was, like sore, from smiling and laughing. They were making me and Pharrell laugh so hard!” She adds, “Everybody at home, they get a sneak peek at those two, but we got the R-rated, hilarious, locker room version of what they’re getting at home. I mean, it is bad.”

“I thought I was in a boys club my whole life, like being on a tour bus with all guys,” she says, referring to her years with her band No Doubt. “But these two, they really take it to another level!”

“I don’t even feel alive unless I’m making fun of Blake. And neither one of us cares about it. It’s so much fun. It’s genuinely a blast,” laughs Adam, who pronounces season seven “the best…we’ve ever had.” He adds, “I think that Gwen and Pharrell are incredible, formidable opponents, but also just people I respect and love very much.”

Adam says he was surprised how little time it took for Gwen and Pharrell to get into the groove during the Blind Auditions. “The learning curve seemed nonexistent, almost,” he says. “They were just really astute and good at it right away, and very competitive and took a lot of people away from me that I wanted.” He says he was also gratified that Gwen, especially, got sucked into the emotion of the competition.

“I told her, ‘You’re not gonna believe how wrapped up you get in this.’ You do it, and all of a sudden you find yourself totally lost in it and you’re loving it, and it’s amazing,” Adam says. “So, it happened, like I knew it would. It was just great to watch. It was just cool after six seasons to see that kind of joy about the show and enthusiasm back again.”

As for Pharrell, he says he was pleasantly surprised at his experience on the show. “My expectation is that it would be work that I would enjoy, but I was wrong. It’s not been any work at all. It’s been fun. Really, honestly fun,” he says. He also disagrees with those who feel that The Voice is a failure because it hasn’t produced any superstars. In his mind, the coaching the contestants receive makes it all worth it.

“Essentially, at the end of the day, there are 48 contestants, and only person is gonna win,” he says. “The rest of those 47 people, like, their lives are gonna be changed because they had Blake teach them a lot about their voices and what they could do. And they had Gwen to teach them about the tone and their styling. And they had Adam to teach them about vocal control. That’s huge!”

Gwen agrees that imparting lessons she’s learned over the years is a big reason why she’s excited to be on The Voice.

“I’ve had an amazing journey so far, and so to be able to to play this role as a coach, I feel super-blessed,” she says. “It’s gonna be one of those times in my life I know that I’m gonna look back and go, ‘That was incredible.'”

The Voice debuts Monday night at 8 p.m. on NBC.

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20th Century Fox(NEW YORK) — Three new releases held the top spots at this weekend’s box office, with sci-fi action thriller The Maze Runner dominating at number one.

The film, based off the 2009 young-adult novel with the same name, stars Teen Wolf actor Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, and Game of Thrones‘ Thomas Brodie-Sangster. In its weekend debut, the movie brought in $32.5 million.

A Walk Among the Tombstones, directed by Scott Frank, and comedy-drama This Is Where I Leave You, rounded out the top three during their first week, pushing last weekend’s leader, crime-thriller No Good Deed, down to number four.

Here are the top ten films of the weekend according to boxofficemojo.com:

1. The Maze Runner $32.5 million
2. A Walk Among the Tombstones $13.126 million
3. This Is Where I Leave You $11.86 million
4. No Good Deed $10.2 million
5. Dolphin Tale 2 $9.005 million
6. Guardians of the Galaxy $5.18 million
7. Let’s Be Cops $2.675 million
8. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $2.65 million
9. The Drop $2.05 million
10. If I Stay $1.835 million

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ABC/Lou Rocco(NEW YORK) — Jessica Chastain is madly in love.

“The love of my life is Chaplain,” the actress said Thursday on The View, while promoting her new movie, The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby.

Chaplain, the Oscar-nominated movie star’s three-lagged, sweet pooch, made his TV debut in all his white, fluffy glory.

After the actress revealed her undying love for her puppy, View host Rosie O’Donnell brought him out to meet the rest of the panel.

Chastain, 37, said she got her dog “from a rescue organization,” and that he lost his leg, because “he was hit by a car before I got him.”

“He plays fetch better than any dog I’ve had,” she added. “He’s an acting dog … He’s in my new film, it’s his first part. But I think he wants to be a big old movie star because when I was on Broadway, he jumped on stage in the middle of a performance.”

I’m ready to make my TV debut with my mommy @jes_chastain #TheView pic.twitter.com/zXrDgd2nco

— The View (@theviewtv) September 18, 2014

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Photo by: E! Entertainment(NEW YORK) — After much deliberation and Melissa Rivers’ blessing, Fashion Police will officially move forward without Joan Rivers, E! said Friday in a statement to ABC News.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Joan Rivers and, for the last two weeks, have turned our attention to honoring her memory on all of our platforms,” the network said about the late comedic icon.

“We have also thought long and hard about what Joan would have wanted as it pertains to the future of Fashion Police. We decided, with Melissa Rivers’ blessing, that Joan would have wanted the franchise to continue. Fashion Police will return in 2015 commencing with Golden Globes coverage on Monday, January 12. No further details will be announced at this time,” the statement added.

Rivers died on Sept. 4 at the age of 81. The comedy legend, alongside Kelly Osbourne, Giuliana Rancic and George Kotsiopoulos, made Fashion Police a red-carpet staple, with their biting, yet funny comments on the attire chosen by Hollywood’s elite for big-time award shows.

Rancic told ABC News earlier this week that Rivers’ death was “the shock of a lifetime” and that her daughter Melissa, an executive producer of the show, would be instrumental in deciding if the show would continue.

“They are looking at different scenarios, whether it moves forward or it doesn’t,” Rancic said. “A lot of that will be up to [Melissa] and how she’s feeling and how she decides what she wants to do, along with the execs here at E! There is no word now. … They are seeing what Fashion Police looks like without Joan.”

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ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — A few weeks ago, Kaley Cuoco was among the celebrities who had nude photos of herself leaked on the Internet.

The Big Bang Theory actress called the breach of privacy “disturbing.”

“I totally have Google alerts that come to my phone so anything that my name pops up [in] comes to my phone because I’m, like, obsessed. I need to know what’s going on,” she said during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday. “So every day, every day there’s like 30 ‘Kaley Cuoco nude photos’ [alerts]. It’s been going on for years.”

“So then this one came up and I was like, ‘Oh, it’s another fake one,'” she continued. “Then I started getting emails like, ‘No, there are some real ones going around.'”

Cuoco, 28, took initiative to send an email to her family, explaining what was happening and adding that she wasn’t pregnant or getting divorced. Then she made a joke of it, posting a funny photo of herself on Instagram.

“It was just a really bad situation but I took it in my own hands and make a joke about it because what are you gonna do?” she said. “You gotta make fun of yourself.”

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Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YOKR) — After her “French” wedding, Ashley Tisdale and her husband, Christopher French, honeymooned on the French Polynesian island of Bora Bora.

The High School Musical star revealed her post-nuptial vacation spot via Instagram, sharing a photo of herself doing a headstand on the beach, with the caption: “Yoga in paradise #honeymoon #borabora.”

Tisdale and French wed on Sept. 8. French, a musician, proposed to Tisdale atop the Empire State Building in August of last year.

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