Leonardo DiCaprio is turning 'Captain Planet' into a movie

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Leonardo DiCaprio looks set to remake classic '90s kids' show Captain Planet as a movie.

The Hollywood Reporter claims that Paramount have approached Jono Matt and Scream Queens star Glen Powell to write the script, after the rights to the show lapsed while Sony were working on a similar project.

Oscar-winning actor and environmentalist DiCaprio is heading up the project. The 'Titanic', 'Wolf Of Wall Street' and 'The Revenant' star is currently promoting new film 'Before The Flood' - which sees him travel the globe to explore and reveal the true impact of global warming.

Fittingly, Captain Planet was a superhero who entrusted a group of humans as 'Planeteers' - giving them magic rings and encouraging them to 'take pollution down to zero' with the slogan 'the power is yours'.



Last week, the tracklist for the soundtrack to 'Before The Flood' was unveiled - scored by Trent Reznor and Mogwai. Meanwhile, DiCaprio came under fire from Donald Trump his support of Hilary Clinton - claiming he's 'not hot any more'.

Phil Collins opens up about the extent of his drumming injuries

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Phil Collins has opened up about the full extent of his drumming injuries, and whether he's ever likely to get behind the kit again ahead of his long-awaited comeback tour.

Yesterday saw the Genesis turned solo icon announce his long-awaited return to the stage with the 'Not Dead Yet Tour' - including a residency at London's Royal Albert Hall. He's also rumoured to appear at Glastonbury.

Speaking at a press conference at the Royal Albert Hall with Jools Holland, Collins revealed his mysterious affliction that has stopped him from playing drums.

"I'll never play the way I used to," he said. "Something happened on the Genesis reunion tour. At the end of each show, I had a drumming duel with Chester Thompson, and one night something happened. It just went. I tried everything - bigger drumsticks and so on, but it just never came back. It's a mystery what happened, I just couldn't get it back. But I'm 65 and I played drums since I was five. I'd like to have the choice about being able to play, but I'm not going to cry myself to sleep about it.

"I had back surgery a year ago, I'd messed my hips up as well. That was a year ago and as of now I have a dropped foot, which means I have no feeling in it. I walk with a cane, but I'm hoping that gets better."

READ MORE: Let's All Hug Phil Collins – Why We Should Welcome Back The Blue-Eyed Soul Man

Collins also revealed that his son Nicholas would be taking over drum duties for the upcoming tour, adding: "He's learned from watching John Bonham, Chad Smith and me, so he's got some balls when he plays. He takes notes very well. It can obviously be awkward when it's family, they might not take criticism, but Nick is great at taking advice.

"We've played three short charity shows in Europe together, seven-song things, and the band have been very impressed with him."



Phil Collins' upcoming 'Not Dead Yet' tour dates are below. Tickets are on sale from 9am on Friday 21 October.

London, Royal Albert Hall (June 4, 5, 7, 8, 9)
Cologne, Lanxess Arena (11, 12)
Paris, Accors Hotel Arena (18, 19)

Liam Gallagher shares his thoughts on the 'scary clown' craze

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Liam Gallagher has shared his opinions on the ongoing 'scary clown' crazy that continues to sweep the country.

Copycats in the UK have been following the lead of viral pranksters in the US, by dressing as clowns and scaring passers-by - with reports of some attempting to lure children into the woods. Many citizens have been fighting back, with one even dressing as Batman to tackle the clowns.

After he called brother Noel a 'scary clown' in yet another Twitter attack, former Oasis and Beady Eye frontman turned solo star Liam Gallagher has defended the craze.

"I think they're all right. I like a clown," he told Radio X. "I don’t find them funny, but some of them put a lot of time and effort in. I'd rather have a clown than the back end of a donkey.”

He continued: “If you’re going to be a fucking clown be a proper fucking clown. Don’t be half a clown.

“I think leave the clowns alone”.



Meanwhile, Liam also added that Noel was the one thing getting in the way of an Oasis reunion - saying: "Our kid's going around like I've stabbed his fucking cat. He wants to be in a solo band. If people think me having a dig on Twitter is what’s stopping the band getting back together, they’re mad.

"If they want the band to get back together they’ll have to ask our kid. It’s down to our kid."

He also compared Noel to Adolf Hitler, and Oasis to Jesus Christ.

Could Kings Of Leon play Glastonbury 2017?

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As Glastonbury 2017 rumours continue to gather momentum, now Kings Of Leon have thrown their hat into the ring among the potential headliners.

While last week saw 'well sourced information' point towards Daft Punk, Radiohead and Stone Roses being the headliners, now the 'Sex On Fire' rockers have teased that they may also be looking to make an appearance.

King Of Leon last headlined back in 2008, but now drummer Nathan Followill has teased to the BBC that they're ready to return.

"We love Glastonbury," he said. "I think that was the first festival we ever played in Europe. Do they still do it where it's on one year, off one year to let the grass grow?"

When told that 2018 would be a fallow year where Glasto takes a break, he replied: "OK, then we'll have to get on it in 2017. I'll have to text Mr Eavis."

Read more: Glastonbury 2016 - who could headline?

Other acts rumoured for Glastonbury include Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran, Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode and Ed Sheeran.

Kings Of Leon, who released their new album 'WALLS' last week, will be returning to the UK to tour in February. Full dates are below. Tickets are on sale from 9.30am on 20 October.

Sun February 19 2017 - LEEDS First Direct Arena
Mon February 20 2017 - BIRMINGHAM Genting Arena
Fri February 24 2017 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Metro Radio Arena
Sat February 25 2017 - LIVERPOOL Echo Arena
Mon February 27 2017 - GLASGOW SSE Hydro

Watch The 1975's Matt Healy say "Fuck Donald Trump!" on stage at Los Angeles gig

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The 1975's Matt Healy shared his thoughts on the political rise of Donald Trump at the band's gig in Los Angeles on Friday night (October 14).

Speaking from the stage, the frontman urged American young people to ensure they use their votes next month to avoid a Brexit-like shock when the nation chooses between the Republican presidential candidate and Hillary Clinton on November 8.

"This year - politically, democratically, we completely fucked it up," he told the crowd. "Listen, I'm not here to talk about politics, but what I'm gonna say is what happened in our country is that a younger generation left the responsibility... we thought the older generation was going to be empathetic and understanding and responsible and do the right thing... and it didn't."

"And everything kind of backfired, and everyone who hadn't voted felt like a twat," he continued.

"You're very very close to a very very fucked up situation," Healy then warned the crowd. "I can see literally thousands of young liberal, hopefully intelligent young people here. Look, we still got a shock. Fuck Donald Trump, you have to vote! This is the world calling: Vote!" Watch fan-shot footage below of Healy's appeal to the crowd below.

please enjoy this video of Matt Healy saying "fuck Donald Trump, you have to vote" #sandiego #the1975 pic.twitter.com/rlFxSAtW0V— princess petty (@barbislife) October 17, 2016

Nicki Minaj insists she didn't "slam" Kanye West over 'Gold Digger' lyric

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Nicki Minaj has denied "slamming" her 'Monster' collaborator Kanye West in a new magazine interview in which she quoted a line from his 2005 song 'Gold Digger'.

Speaking to Marie Claire about racial injustice, Minaj is quoted as saying: "I'm so tired of black women feeling that when our men get rich, they're going to leave them for a woman of a different race."

She continued: "It wasn't funny when Kanye said [in 'Gold Digger'], 'When he get on, he'll leave your ass for a white girl' - and Kanye happens to be with a white girl now. It wasn't funny when he said it; it was the fucking truth."

Quoting a web article which implied she was "slamming" West with these comments, Minaj wrote on Twitter today earlier (October 17): ""Slams" a man/genius who gave me one of the biggest looks of my career? I said he wasn't kidding, he was speaking the TRUTH about d industry."

"I was saying he's the one who said it first. He doesn't apologize for his choices. He tells the truth about stuff ppl don't wanna hear!" Minaj added in a follow-up tweet.

"Slams" a man/genius who gave me one of the biggest looks of my career? I said he wasn't kidding, he was speaking the TRUTH about d industry https://t.co/Q0Tqt25B5H— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) October 17, 2016


I was saying he's the one who said it first. He doesn't apologize for his choices. He tells the truth about stuff ppl don't wanna hear! https://t.co/V4RU5Rcolv— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) October 17, 2016


Kanye West has yet to respond publicly to Minaj's comments.

Watch 'Family Guy' send up Donald Trump and Billy Bush's infamous bus ride

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Family Guy has weighed in on the US election, with a skit in which Peter Griffin takes part in the now infamous bus ride conversation between Donald Trump and US TV host Billy Bush.

In the clip, Peter makes jokes about what is and isn't locker room talk, Trump's tiny hands and his downmarket choice of Tic-Tacs as a breath mint, despite being a billionaire.

As the skit continues, Peter comes up with the idea for Twitter, suggesting Trump could use it "to bash ladies and minorities at 3AM", and also claims to have invented Uber.

Trump has come under fire in recent weeks for comments made in the past about women and minorities. Rapper Lil Jon is the latest to hit out at the Republican presidential candidate, accusing him of making racist comments when Lil Jon was a contestant on the Celebrity Apprentice in 2011.

Meanwhile, Trump has taken to Twitter to complain about Alec Baldwin's widely-praised impression of him on Saturday Night Live, saying: "Watched Saturday Night Live hit job on me. Time to retire the boring and unfunny show. Alec Baldwin portrayal stinks. Media rigging election!"

Watch Family Guy making fun of Trump and Billy Bush below.

Here's the uncensored Peter on the bus gag https://t.co/nJWSV4nYkr— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) October 17, 2016

'Stranger Things' actor addresses character's sexuality

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Stranger Things actor Noah Schnapp has addressed speculation surrounding his character Will's sexuality.

Some fans of the show have suggested that Will could be gay because bullies have aimed homophobic slurs at him, but in a lengthy post on Instagram the actor said that he hopes Will's sexual preferences remain ambiguous.

"A good book, or a good show leaves a lot of unanswered questions but makes you think," Schnapp wrote. "Which is what you are all doing. For me, Will being gay or not is besides the point. Stranger Things is a show about a bunch of kids who are outsiders and find each other because they have been bullied in some way or are different."

He continued: "Does being sensitive, or a loner, or a teenager who likes photography, or a girl with red hair and big glasses, make you gay? I'm only 12 but I do know we all relate to being different. And that's why I think the Duffers wrote the show the way they did. So you can ask all these questions. I hope the real answer never comes out!"

Joe Keery's Steve and Noah Schnapp's Will have been upgraded to series regulars for season two of Stranger Things, while two new actors have recently been added to the show's cast.

So I thought it would be time to jump into the conversation. I've been reading stuff for a while. I think everyone here is missing the point. An author called Gary Schmidt came to speak at our school this week and he said that good stories aren't supposed to leave you with answers because then you never question yourself and you forget about it. A good book, or a good show leaves a lot of unanswered questions but makes you think. Which is what you are all doing. For me, Will being gay or not is besides the point. Stranger Things is a show about a bunch of kids who are outsiders and find each other because they have been bullied in some way or are different. Does being sensitive, or a loner, or a teenager who likes photography, or a girl with red hair and big glasses, make you gay? I'm only 12 but I do know we all relate to being different. And that's why I think the Duffers wrote the show the way they did. So you can ask all these questions. I hope the real answer never comes out! #dufferbrothers A photo posted by Noah Schnapp

Stephen Merchant's role in new 'Wolverine' movie revealed

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Stephen Merchant's role in Logan, the new Wolverine movie, has been revealed.

The British actor announced he had been cast in the sequel earlier this year by sharing a video of himself shaving his head for the role on Instagram.

Now he has posted a picture on Instagram showing himself made up as Caliban, an albino from the MCU who has the ability to sense and track other mutants, as well as to channel the emotions of those around him to enhance his strength.

How I spent my summer A photo posted by Stephen Merchant (@stephenmerchant) on Oct 17, 2016 at 7:23am PDT

Director James Mangold also shared a picture of Merchant as Caliban on Twitter.

Taken w/ Leica S 007 Summicron 100mm, ISO 1600 1/250 ƒ2 -- by JM pic.twitter.com/8P3s5Mdruo— Mangold (@mang0ld) October 17, 2016


Logan, Hugh Jackman's third solo outing as Wolverine and the second directed by Mangold, is set for release on March 3, 2017. The script was co-written by Michael Green, who also worked on the screenplay for the upcoming sequel to Blade Runner.

Jackman is also joined in the sequel by Patrick Stewart as Professor X, Narcos actor Boyd Holbrook in an unknown role and Richard E Grant, who is believed to be playing a "villainous mad scientist".

Jackman first played Wolverine in 2000's X-Men and has now notched up eight appearances as the popular comic book character: five in X-Men films and three as the star of standalone Wolverine movies.

Listen to Black Kids' long-awaited comeback single, 'Obligatory Drugs'

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Black Kids have shared their first new song in two years, 'Obligatory Drugs'.

The Reggie Youngblood-fronted outfit came to prominence in 2008 with the singles 'I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You' and 'Hurricane Jane', both of which featured on their acclaimed debut album 'Partie Traumatic'. This was sandwiched between two EPs: 2007's 'Wizard of Ahhhs' and 2009's 'Cemetery Lips'.

After a prolonged period of silence, Black Kids have returned with a new song and music video. Directed by Kevin Snow, the video for 'Obligatory Drugs' sees Youngblood and his sister Ali Youngblood perform dance routines in a house.

Watch the video below.



Prior to today, the band's last released song was the stand-alone 2014 single 'Origami'. As Stereogum reports, their long-awaited sophomore album is finally due out next year.