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Oscar Isaac and Carey Mulligan heating up 'Beef' follow-up

Oscar Isaac and Carey Mulligan heating up 'Beef' follow-up

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The second season of Netflix's everything-winning drama series Beef might see Moon Knight's Oscar Isaac and Maestro Oscar nominee cfacing off.

Deadline reports the actors are circling the project, which will reportedly center on feuding couples. The trade reports Poker Face's Charles Melton and Civil War's Cailee Spaeny will also star.

The first season of Beef began with a road-rage incident between Steven Yeun and Ali Wong's respective characters that soon escalates out of control.

Both actors won Emmys and Golden Globes for their lead performances in the series, which also scored a mantel full of trophies, including the Emmy in the Best Limited or Anthology Series or Movie category.

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'The Boys' sees 21% ratings jump for fourth season on Prime Video

'The Boys' sees 21% ratings jump for fourth season on Prime Video

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The Boys has been pulling out all the stops for its fourth season so far, and apparently the viewers have responded.

ABC Audio has confirmed that viewership for the latest installment has jumped 21% over season 3.

Prime Video hasn't released exact viewer numbers, but noted the skewed superhero series has seen its viewership increase with every successive season. What's more, the streaming service says The Boys has flown to the #1 slot of its original programming in 160 countries after just four days.

The series starring Karl Urban, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Antony Starr had a three-episode premiere on June 13; the fourth installment just dropped on the streaming service.

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Jennifer Lawrence reportedly starring in 'Real Housewives'-like whodunit 'The Wives'

Jennifer Lawrence reportedly starring in 'Real Housewives'-like whodunit 'The Wives'

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Jennifer Lawrence is apparently bringing her well-known love for reality shows to the big screen in the form of a mystery called The Wives

Variety reports the A24 and Apple Original Films collab is in the vein of Real Housewives, but otherwise, the sought-after project's plot is a secret. 

The Oscar winner is a dyed-in-the-wool reality fan, once telling Oprah Winfrey that the three people she'd most like to have dinner with — living or dead — were Keeping Up with the Kardashians' Scott Disick, and Real Housewives alumnae Bethenny Frankel and Luann de Lesseps. Lawrence added, "And I'm not proud of that, but that's what comes from my heart."

A 2018 appearance on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live saw the latter two surprise Lawrence at an impromptu dinner party, with a cardboard cutout of Disick completing the quartet.

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Taylor Wily, lovable 'Hawaii Five-0', 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' star, dead at 56

Taylor Wily, lovable 'Hawaii Five-0', 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' star, dead at 56

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One might not recognize Taylor Wily's name, but the affable, bald-headed sumo wrestler-turned-actor who appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows, including Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Hawaii Five-0, has died.

Hawaii's KITV News was the first to break the news, but some of those who worked with him were quick to take to social media to mourn the Hawaii-born Samoan star, who was 56.

Peter Lenkov produced Hawaii Five-0, Magnum P.I. and MacGyver — and Wily played the lovable scammer and food truck owner Kamekona Tupuola on the latter two CBS shows. Lenkov confirmed the news with a photo of the pair together, saying, "I am devastated. Heartbroken. I'll post some detailed feelings later. Just too hard right now."

He later wrote of Wily's Five-0 audition, "You came in with a towel on your head mopping up sweat, and I was smitten. You charmed me into making you a regular… on the show… and in my life. You were family. And I will miss you every day, brother." Lenkov added the pair just spoke last week, when "we laughed at how right you were from Day 1. Five-0 was our dream job. And I was so lucky we got to share that magic together."

Will Yun Lee, who worked with Wily on Five-0, called him, "A Prince of a man who was a kind, gentle warrior."

To a video of the pair, Lee continued, "Loved him the second I met him. Loved hearing all his stories, especially about the UFC. But mostly I just enjoyed sitting with him in his quietness. Sending love to his family. He will be missed."

No cause of death was released.

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Die hard: Website ranks which actors and actresses have died the most onscreen

Die hard: Website ranks which actors and actresses have died the most onscreen

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While there are many memes devoted to how many times Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones star Sean Bean has died onscreen, it turns out he's not nearly as easy to kill as some other stars.

With that in mind, the website Bored Panda dug deep to see which stars shuffled off their mortal coils the most for our entertainment pleasure.

Ironically, for as tough as he is in real life, former prison inmate-turned-Machete star Danny Trejo has died more than any other actor in Hollywood history.

According to Bored Panda's stats, Trejo is the GOAT when it comes to onscreen deaths in movies, TV, videos and video games, with 93.

For actresses, that honor goes to Shelley Winters, with an onscreen death toll total of 25.

Following Trejo at #1 is Christopher Lee, who again was pretty hard to kill IRL: A former WWII Nazi hunter, the Lord of the Rings and Star Wars prequel star passed away at 93 in 2015. Not coincidentally, his characters in both those films died. His Count Dooku was beheaded in Star Wars: Episode III, though his death scene as Saruman in LOTR was controversially cut.

Third place belongs to German actor Udo Kier, with 76 career deaths, with Terminator and Aliens star Lance Henriksen ranking fourth with 75 -- yep, including in both of those classics.

Eric Roberts rounded out the top five with 70 onscreen deaths -- including in 2008's The Dark Knight.

Looking purely at top-billed stars, who die less frequently than character actors, Bruce Willis leads with 38; Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman and Anthony Hopkins are tied with 36; and Liam Neeson had 34 onscreen deaths.

Back to the fairer sex, Miranda Richardson and Rose McGowan tied with 23.

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Reality roundup: Kylie cries over mean comments, 'Perfect Match' finale and more

Reality roundup: Kylie cries over mean comments, 'Perfect Match' finale and more

Have no fear, your reality roundup is here! Here's a look at what happened in the world of reality television this week: 

The Kardashians (Hulu)
On the latest episode of The Kardashians, Kylie Jenner broke down over mean comments about her appearance. In particular, she addressed Paris Fashion Week photos where she wore light makeup and people speculated she had botched fillers. "Why do people think it's OK to talk about me?” she said, through tears. “I've never cried about this before, but I guess it does affect me."

Elsewhere in the episode, Kourtney revealed the reason her son Rocky needed emergency fetal surgery was because he had fluid in his lung.

90 Day Fiancé: Love in Paradise (TLC)
Speaking of Kylie Jenner, a new 90 Day Fiancé: Love in Paradise finale clip reveals Alliyah wants plastic surgery to look more like Kylie. "What I'm trying to achieve is to have a thin waist, a big butt and hips," she says. "So I look more feminine, and like Kylie Jenner." Her fiancé, Shawn, is more wary of the operation, telling the camera, "I am attracted to Alliyah, she's a beautiful woman as is. She's so lucky that she looks like that without plastic surgery. Why would you mess with that?” 

Perfect Match (Netflix)
The season 2 finale drops Friday, where fans will get to see if Jessica Vestal and Harry Jowsey end up together. Things were left up in the air after fellow contestant Melinda Melrose claimed Harry kissed her, which he denied.

 

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Kevin Costner reveals he

Kevin Costner reveals he "won't be able to continue" with his "beloved" 'Yellowstone'

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John Dutton has ridden off into the sunset.

In a surprise post Thursday evening -- the same day Paramount Network announced Yellowstone would be returning on November 10 -- Kevin Costner said he will not return to the hit drama. 

The Oscar winner explained he remains focused on his Western opus Horizon: An American Saga.

"I just want to reach out and let you know that after this long year and a half of working on Horizon and doing all the things that that’s required, and thinking about Yellowstone, that beloved series that I love, that I know you love, I just realized that I'm not going to be able to continue, season 5B or into the future," he said in a video post.

5B refers to the second half of the fifth and final season of Taylor Sheridan's hit show, production of which was delayed by the writers and actors' strikes.

In the video post, Costner continued of Yellowstone, "It was something that really changed me, I love the relationship we’ve been able to develop," adding, "I'll see you at the movies."

Costner also weathered rumors -- which he denied to People -- that his Horizon shooting schedule also interfered with production on the series. In the People interview, Costner said he had been willing to return to the series, and said he was "disappointed" nobody defended him from the rumors he didn't make himself available to finish off the show.

He claimed, "When it was first pitched to me by Taylor, it was one season and [like] a long movie, which [is] speaking my language." 

Costner claims he "stepped up," saying, "I'll do it for three seasons, and I ended up doing it for five."

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In Brief: Christina Ricci as Catwoman for 'Caped Crusader', and more

In Brief: Christina Ricci as Catwoman for 'Caped Crusader', and more

Jon Stewart will host live episodes of Comedy Central's The Daily Show from Milwaukee and Chicago on the closing nights of the Republican and Democratic conventions, the cable channel has announced. The telecasts will also feature reports from Daily Show corespondents Ronny Chieng, Jordan Klepper, Michael Kosta and Desi Lydic, alongside Dulcé Sloan and Lewis Black, with new additions Troy Iwata, Josh Johnson and Grace Kuhlenschmidt ...

Deadline reports Mark Wahlberg and Paul Walter Hauser have been tapped to star in Balls Up, which Peter Farrelly is directing for Amazon Studios. The film centers around "two American marketing executives who are fired for blowing a client sponsorship opportunity and decide to use their free tickets to a major soccer match," per the outlet. "Their drunken debauchery leads them to be hunted by every person across the country" ...

Riz Ahmed will mark his return to TV in an as-yet-untitled half-hour comedy series for Prime Video, the streamer announced on Thursday. The actor, who last appeared in the HBO limited series The Night Of, for which he won a lead actor Emmy in 2017, stars as Shah Latif, "a struggling actor on the cusp of landing the role of a lifetime, only to find himself thrust into a full blown existential crisis and trippy conspiracy thriller all at the same time," per the streaming service ...

Matt Reeves thinks Christina Ricci is the purrrrfect choice to voice Catwoman/Selina Kyle in upcoming adult animated series Batman: Caped Crusader. She joins Midnight Mass' Hamish Linklater as the voice of Batman/Bruce Wayne. Jamie Chung will be voicing Harley Quinn/Dr. Harleen Quinzel and Diedrich Bader has been cast as Harvey Dent/Two-Face. All 10 episodes of the series will premiere Aug. 1 on Prime Video ...

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Jonathan Majors lands first movie role following assault conviction

Jonathan Majors lands first movie role following assault conviction

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Jonathan Majors has landed his first big-screen role following his 2023 assault conviction.

Deadline reports Majors will star in the revenge thriller Merciless, to be directed by Martin Villeneuve, the younger brother of Dune filmmaker Denis Villeneuve.

Merciless intertwines themes of possession, revenge and personal justice within a haunting narrative. It explores the psychological descent of John, played by Majors, and the supernatural forces challenging his sanity,” Martin tells the outlet.

The Creed III and Loki star was convicted of one count of misdemeanor third-degree assault and one count of second-degree harassment, but was acquitted of two other counts of assault and aggravated harassment in a split verdict following a trial in December 2023.

He was sentenced to domestic violence programming.

Majors, who was set to play Kang the Conquerer in several Marvel projects, was released from playing the role as a result of the verdict.

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Netflix popping up with its own branded popcorn line

Netflix popping up with its own branded popcorn line

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Netflix already has millions of people worldwide on their couches, so they might as well bring the snacks. 

That's apparently the idea behind Netflix Now Popping, a new ready-to-eat collab with the company Popcorn Indiana. 

The streamer's latest co-production — with flavors like Cult Classic Kettle Corn, Swoonworthy Cinnamon Kettle Corn, Black and White Fudge Drizzle, White Cheddar, Himalayan Pink Salt and, of course, the classic Movie Butter — is now available.

If those sound like must-have bingeing essentials, visit a Walmart — not a theater — near you. 

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Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, RuPaul, Anthony Anderson to sub for Jimmy Kimmel this summer

Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, RuPaul, Anthony Anderson to sub for Jimmy Kimmel this summer

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The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer and that means Jimmy Kimmel has rung up his celebrity pals to cover for him at Jimmy Kimmel Live.

To that end, ABC has announced Deadpool & Wolverine stars Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman will host the late night show, as will Martin Short, Anthony Anderson, Kumail Nanjiani, Kathryn Hahn, RuPaul, Jeff Goldblum and New Girl's Lamorne Morris.

Short kicks things off first as host the week of June 24, with his Only Murders co-stars Steve Martin and Selena Gomez guesting, along with Melissa McCarthy, Sienna Miller, Jelly Roll and Beck, with musical performances by Imagine Dragons, Jelly Roll, Beck and The Warning.

The dates of the other famous hosts' stints on Jimmy Kimmel Live are forthcoming.

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'Yellowstone' returns on Nov. 10

'Yellowstone' returns on Nov. 10

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Paramount Network announced Thursday that Yellowstone will finally return to TV on Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. ET.

The new episodes of the top-ranking TV drama will kick off the second half of the series' fifth and final season.

"The wait is over," a voice-over says in a teaser showing the red-hot, now-iconic brand of the Dutton's ranch, before teasing the "epic return" of the series.

The show's fifth season, which was delayed by the dual Hollywood strikes, is still in production in Montana.

With a start date now set, fans are left to wonder what will become of Kevin Costner's John Dutton. To People, he recently said he'd welcome a chance to return, despite rumors — which he denied, and about which he said left him "disappointed" — that working on his Horizon film sidetracked production of the show.

"It might be an interesting moment to come back and finish the mythology of this modern-day family," Costner said. "And if that happens, I would step into it if I agreed with how it was being done."

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Donald Sutherland, star of 'M*A*S*H*', 'Klute', 'Hunger Games', dead at 88

Donald Sutherland, star of 'M*A*S*H*', 'Klute', 'Hunger Games', dead at 88

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Donald Sutherland, who spent decades on the big screen in acclaimed films like M*A*S*H* and Klute, has died. He was 88.

His son Kiefer Sutherland confirmed the news "with a heavy heart" via his Instagram. To a throwback photo of himself as a child with his famous dad, Kiefer called Donald "one of the most important actors in the history of film."

He added, "Never daunted by a role, good, bad or ugly. He loved what he did and did what he loved, and one can never ask for more than that. A life well lived."

Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, Sutherland got his start as a radio DJ when he was a teen, before studying at Victoria College and at University of Toronto, and later the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

After treading the boards at the Perth Repertory Theater in Scotland, Sutherland struggled, before eventually moving to Hollywood. In 1967, he appeared in the World War II hit The Dirty Dozen and followed that with roles as "Hawkeye" Pierce in Robert Altman's 1970 classic M*A*S*H*. 

Other notable appearances followed, including the Oscar-winning thriller Klute in 1971 and the acclaimed Ordinary People in 1980.

Sutherland appeared in dozens of other projects on the big and small screens, nabbing a Supporting Actor Emmy Award for the miniseries Citizen X in 1995.

He later became famous to a younger generation thanks to his role as the villainous President Snow in 2012's The Hunger Games and its sequels.

 

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In Max's new tease for 'The Penguin', Colin Farrell's rise to power in Gotham City faces a new queenpin

In Max's new tease for 'The Penguin', Colin Farrell's rise to power in Gotham City faces a new queenpin

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Max has dropped an action-packed new tease for The Penguin, director Matt Reeves' small-screen spin-off to his hit The Batman.

The new footage depicts Gotham City after the climax of the last film: The city remains flooded from The Riddler's last gag and, like New Orleans post-Katrina, it's dangerous.

Colin Farrell's Oswald "Ozzy" Cobblepot aka Penguin laments the state of the city "that madman" left in his wake.

Also, at the end of The Batman, John Turturro's crime boss -- and Ozzy's actual boss -- Carmine Falcone was killed, and there's a power vacuum Penguin wants to fill. He visits another one of Gotham's organized crime kingpins, Clancy Brown's Salvatore Maroni, in prison. "Carmine's dead. And I'm here now. I'll be calling the shots," Penguin says.

"The business will be ripe for the taking," he adds.

As he's shown doing just that, however, a wrinkle emerges in his plan: Falcone's daughter Sofia, played by Fargo alumna Cristin Milioti.

"I'm the daughter of the Falcone Don, but he's dead. The family thinks I'm broken. I'm not broken," she says defiantly.

"I refuse to let these old men push me aside again," she says. "So I'm gonna force them to their knees."

As Oz secretly vows to take the Falcone empire down from the inside, Sofia seems to recruit him to help her own rise to power. "People underestimate you, but not me," she whispers in his ear. "I always knew you were capable of more."

The series debuts this September on Max.

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'Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes' swings onto digital July 9

'Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes' swings onto digital July 9

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After a successful theatrical run, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes will be swinging onto digital platforms on July 9. 

The film will come to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD on Aug. 27. 

The 4K Ultra HD package of director Wes Ball's action epic comes packed with more than three hours of supplemental content, like behind-the-scenes featurettes and more, and also boasts an alternate cut of the film. 

The movie starring Kevin DurandOwen Teague and Freya Allen debuted on May 10 in the U.S. and had an opening weekend global haul of $129 million.

The fourth film in the rebooted Apes franchise, and the 10th overall, made more than $376 million worldwide.

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Ian McKellen pulls out of final three performances of 'Player Kings' following stage fall, will join national tour

Ian McKellen pulls out of final three performances of 'Player Kings' following stage fall, will join national tour

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While Ian McKellen is expected to make a full recovery from injuries sustained in a fall from the stage during a West End performance on Monday, the 85-year-old actor won't be back in time to finish out his run.

However, he will be back in action for a national tour in July.

The legendary actor, who played Sir John Falstaff in the adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry IV, has bowed out of his final three performances at London's Noël Coward Theatre.

In a new statement, McKellen noted, "After three nights in hospital, the effects of my fall onstage have been fully analysed and I’m now having physiotherapy, light exercise and a lot of essential rest at home."

He added, "Meanwhile my part in Player Kings is filled by the redoubtable David Semark supported by Robert Icke's amazing production and cast. The many messages of love and support will, I am sure, aid the speedy recovery that my doctors have promised me."

His final performance was to be Saturday. However, McKellen will take part in a national tour for the U.K. production, which begins July 3, according to the historic venue.

Player Kings also stars Sara Beharrell, Toheeb Jimoh, Richard Coyle and Raphael Akuwudike.

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In Brief: 'Spaceballs' sequel; 'Bridgerton' dominates, and more

In Brief: 'Spaceballs' sequel; 'Bridgerton' dominates, and more

Viewers can’t get enough of Bridgerton. The Shonda Rhimes Netflix series is back at the top of Netflix’s top 10, following the release of part two of season 3 on June 13. According to Netflix, the show's final four episodes took in 28 million views within their first four days of availability ...

Spaceballs is getting a sequel, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. Josh Gad and Mel Brooks will be producing the project, with Gad also starring and co-writing the script. The original 1987 Star Wars spoof starred Bill Pullman, John Candy, Rick Moranis and Daphne Zuniga ...

Resident Alien has been renewed for season 4, Variety reports. The sci-fi series starring Alan Tudyk will move from Syfy to USA Network for the new season. The series "follows a crash-landed alien named Harry whose secret mission is to kill all humans." ...

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Kevin Costner addresses rumors that he's dating Jewel

Kevin Costner addresses rumors that he's dating Jewel

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Kevin Costner is clearing up rumors around his dating life, specifically addressing a rumor making recent headlines that he was dating singer Jewel.

The Yellowstone and Horizon: An American Saga star denied a romantic relationship to The Howard Stern Show this week.

"Jewel and I are friends. We've never gone out ever," Costner told Stern.

"She's special -- and ... I don't want these rumors to ruin our friendship because that's what we have," he continued. "She's special to me. She's beautiful enough to go out with.”

Costner revealed that the two were recently part of a group of nine people that visited Necker Island, Richard Branson's private island. Jewel was there for work for her foundation, The Inspiring Children Foundation.

"Richard Branson has been asking me for years to come down ... and so I finally did," Costner explained. "I'm divorced, all of the sudden I'm a single father, and he's asked me for, you know, 10 years to come down there. I said, 'Well I guess I'll go down.'"

Costner said Emma Watson was also in attendance, along with six others. The actor said he heard speculation that just he and Jewel traveled on a private plane together but in reality, they were joined by a few others.

"I don't want the press to ruin this for us because -- I've had conversations with her, text-wise, and she's so smart and she's been through a lot herself, and so we have a friendship," Costner said. "We don't have a romance and we've not dated."

He added, "She's beautiful and smart enough for all those things. It just has never happened for us ... she's everything you might think, but it just hasn't happened."

Costner and his ex-wife Christine finalized their divorce in February, nine months after she filed for divorce in May 2023. The two were married for 19 years.

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Ore-Ida celebrating 20th anniversary of 'Napoleon Dynamite' with Tater Tot-protecting pants

Ore-Ida celebrating 20th anniversary of 'Napoleon Dynamite' with Tater Tot-protecting pants

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In celebration of the cult classic turning 20 — and some memorable product placement therein — Ore-Ida has created Napoleon Dynamite-inspired pants to protect your precious Tater Tots.

In the film, Jon Heder's tumbleweed-headed hero smuggles some of his Tots into class via a zippered pocket in his pants, only for his jealous bully Randy to smash them with his foot in a fit of anger.

In a pair of new spots, Heder, in character, says he's "still haunted" by the moment and introduces the Ore-Ida Tot-Protecting Pants — a replica of Napoleon's crocodile print joggers, retrofitted with a branded pocket to keep your stash safe.

To prove it, Heder has the pants run over by Uncle Rico's sweet orange van.

Full disclosure, the fine print notes it may not work for vans IRL, but they should keep your Tots safe from an errant bully kick or a Rex Kwon Do class gone wrong.

You can get your own pair here for $20 while supplies last. Lucky!

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Alicia Vikander, Jude Law on playing Katherine Parr and Henry VIII in 'Firebrand'

Alicia Vikander, Jude Law on playing Katherine Parr and Henry VIII in 'Firebrand'

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Katherine Parr takes center stage in Firebrand, the new period drama in theaters now. Alicia Vikander plays the sixth and final wife of Henry VIII in the film, and she told ABC Audio what it was like to tell her story.

“I think it's nice that we focus on the person who actually did survive,” Vikander said. “I think that it's almost been more films and TV series that have focused on the other wives. I felt I probably knew the least about Katherine Parr, and I was kind of amazed when I read the script the first time and also even realized that she was actually the first ever published woman in British history.”

Jude Law took on the role of the famous king, and he said he found the character through wardrobe.

“I tried to look at shapes and silhouettes of the guy. So, the shape of his head and his jaw and the beard. The clothes help a lot because we're wearing these enormous and layered outfits. They kind of wore their fortune on them, so everything was gold and jeweled,” Law said.

Director Karim Aïnouz said Law “brought a vulnerability to a monster that I think is something that not every actor can do.”

As for what made Aïnouz know Vikander would make the perfect Katherine Parr, he said her acting talent was obvious, “but there's also something very modern about her.”

“I thought it would be an interesting contrast. When you think of Katherine Parr, you think hundreds of years ago and so on,” Aïnouz continued. “I thought it was very important to have a body and a face and a soul which was a very modern soul. And I was also very intrigued by having an English queen being played by a Swedish actress.”

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