5 Hollywood Rumors: Will Prince Harry Guest Star on ‘Game of Thrones’?
It’s that time again! Every week we round up 5 of the Internet’s hottest (albeit unsubstantiated) Hollywood rumors. Some are actually kind of well-founded — others are merely the inane ramblings of bloggers trying to reach their word minimum — but all of them are ripped straight from the proverbial grapevine. If nothing else, you’ll learn a lot about the Internet! Like, were you aware that people on the Interwebs are obsessed with speculating over every tedious detail related to the Marvel Cinematic Universe? I had no idea! #themoreyouknow
1. Could the villain in Marvel’s new Netflix series Luke Cage Tie the series to Daredevil?
The marriage between Netflix and Marvel continues with the upcoming Luke Cage, the third Marvel-Netflix series so far. In the past week, there were a lot of rumors about the villain, namely that Cornell Cottonmouth would be among Luke Cage’s main adversaries. It’s not clear how important Cottonmouth’s role will be in the overall arch of the series, but ScreenCrush speculates that Cottonmouth’s connection to heroin trafficking and the “Serpent Society” (presumably a crime organization ran by talking pythons), could tie the series to Daredevil and Iron Fist, which had a whole storyline about Serpent Society branded heroin smuggling. Production for Luke Cage should begin soon, but the character will debut on the more upcoming Marvel-Netflix series Jessica Jones.
2. Who are the stars on this season’s Dancing With The Stars?
America’s favorite show about stars and the dancers who dance with them is returning for Season 21 soon. Casting hasn’t officially begun yet, but that hasn’t stopped the Internet from wildly speculating on this year’s potential batch of celebrity contenders. The most notable names being thrown around, according to HNGN, are this year’s Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe and the ever-trending Caitlyn Jenner. However, Season 19’s winner Alfonso Ribeiro and this Season 21’s new host told E! News that he doesn’t actually think Jenner will participate. Smoke and mirrors? We’ll find out on September 2 when it’s announced on Good Morning America.
3. Who is Scoot McNairy playing in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice?
First of all, I wish my name was “Scoot McNairy.” Second, rumors have been tossed around about his role in the absurdly anticipated Batman/Superman movie since last year. According to SlashFilm, McNairy was spotted last summer on set wearing bright green socks (a sign of CG work). Shortly thereafter, someone claiming to be an extra on the film took to the internet to say that Scoot is playing Jimmy Olsen, an invesigative reporter at the Daily Planet with Clark Kent. This week, HeroicHollywood claims that that rumor is, in fact, true…but they didn’t name their sources, so who really knows?
4. Will Prince Harry have a guest role in Game Of Thrones Season 6?
This rumor’s been kicking for a couple months, but it’s gained a lot of traction this week for what appear to be reasons unknown. RealtyToday claims that a crew member for the show confirmed in an interview that producers have been trying to get Harry on board, but obviously doesn’t offer any link to the alleged interview. The next season will definitely star Ian McShane and the legendary Max Von Sydow, so I suppose it’s not completely outside the realm of possibility that producers are trying to lure in an international heartthrob like good old Harry.
5. Did John Stamos try to get the Olsen twins fired from Full House?
CelebrityCafe is claiming that John Stamos admitted in an interview on a press tour for his new show Grandfathered that he definitely tried to have the Olsen infants fired from Full House for being a bunch of crybabies (literally: because they were babies who cried too much). Apparently, when asked about the rumors on the red carpet, he said the claims were “100 percent accurate.” “They brought in a couple of unattractive redheaded kids,” Stamos said. “We tried that for a while and that didn’t work. [Producers] were like, all right, get the Olsen twins back. And that’s the story.” Taken out of context, it’s possible that he meant it as a joke, particularly since it seems uncharacteristically crass of Stamos to describe any toddlers as “unattractive redheads.” You have to admit, though, it’s fun to imagine a 1992-era Stamos throwing a fit because he couldn’t work with babies.
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