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Martin Short shares his life and laughs in new memoir

Martin Short shares his life and laughs in new memoir

Martin Short shares his life and laughs in new memoir The Canadian comedian describes his incredible meeting with Katharine Hepburn in new bookCBC News Posted: …

Jian Ghomeshi investigation defended by CBC

Jian Ghomeshi investigation defended by CBC

CBC's executive vice-president of English Services Heather Conway is defending management's handling of the Jian …

Big Hero 6 actor, Scott Adsit, on becoming Baymax

As the voice of Baymax in Disney's Big Hero 6, Scott Adsit found he had to strike a…

Molly Sims: Why I’m Already Worrying About a Second Child

He will soon be a big brother, but Molly Sims‘s son Brooks Alan still isn’t quite…

The Theory of Everything: FILM REVIEW

New The Theory of Everything: FILM REVIEW The highly-anticipated Stephen Hawking biopic is a 'monster for the Oscars' says CBC…

Giller finalist: Padma Viswanathan reads from The Ever After of Ashwin Rao

Giller finalist: Padma Viswanathan reads from The Ever After of Ashwin RaoPadma Viswanathan is among the six finalists for the 2014 Scotiabank Giller prize, Canada's richest literary honour, now worth $100,000 to the winner.2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize Shortlist revealed Born in Nelson,…

Giller prize: Padma Viswanathan reads from The Ever After of Ashwin Rao

Giller prize: Padma Viswanathan reads from The Ever After of Ashwin Rao

Padma Viswanathan is among the six finalists for the 2014 Scotiabank Giller prize, Canada's richest…

Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey star, debunks rumour dog ditched over Isis name

Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey star, debunks rumour dog ditched over Isis name

Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville is setting the record straight when to comes to the…

Toy Story 4 announced by Pixar for 2017

Toy Story 4 announced by Pixar for 2017

Toy Story 4 announced by Pixar for 2017
John Lasseter will direct upcoming installment, promises new chapter in lives of Woody, Buzz and friendsThe Associated Press Posted: Nov 07, 2014 9:35 AM ET Last Updated: Nov 07, 2014 9:35 AM ETWoody, left, and Buzz Lightyear, from the animated film Toy Story. Disney Pixar announced it plans to produce Toy Story 4. Pixar chief John Lasseter will direct the film, which is set for release in June 2017. (AP Photo/Disney Pixar)Related StoriesDisney races to restock Frozen merchandise
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Buzz Lightyear and Sheriff Woody are coming back to the big screen.Disney Pixar announced Thursday it plans to produce Toy Story 4, with a release date in June 2017.Pixar chief John Lasseter will direct the film.Lasseter directed the first two Toy Story films and says his team has come up with a new idea for the franchise that he can’t stop thinking about. He says the fourth Toy Story installment will “open a new chapter” in the lives of Woody, Buzz and their playful pals.The first Toy Story movie was released in 1995 and went on to earn over $361 million US worldwide. Toy Story 2 came out in 1999, followed by Toy Story 3 in 2010. Both sequels earned critical acclaim and huge box office success. Toy Story 3 won two Academy Awards for best animated feature and best original song.With files from CBC News
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Theory of Everything’s Eddie Redmayne was ‘nervous’ playing Stephen Hawking

Theory of Everything’s Eddie Redmayne was ‘nervous’ playing Stephen Hawking

Eddie Redmayne stars as the renowned physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking in the new movie The Theory of Everything.Redmayne, who is already getting Oscar buzz for his performance, was previously best-known for his roles in the musical film Les Misérables and the TV mini-series The Pillars of the Earth.Oscar buzz for Eddie Redmayne’s portrayal of Stephen Hawking
In the above video Redmayne describes the daunting task of playing one of the most brilliant men alive. Hawking, who has a motor neuron disease related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), is the author of A Brief History of Time and has done ground breaking research into the nature of black holes, among other subjects.”I basically spent five or six months reading everything and watching as many documentaries as I could,” the 32-year-old English actor told CBC News when he was in Canada for the world premiere of the film at the Toronto International Film Festival.”Then five days before filming I was lucky enough to meet him. I basically was so nervous I just vomited forth information about Stephen Hawking to Stephen Hawking. He just sat there and took it and was like, ‘Yeah I know. I am me.'”Redmayne added with a laugh, “But I recovered after a while and was slightly less nervous and he was so generous.”Based on best-selling memoirActors Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones play portray Stephen Hawking and his deeply devoted first wife Jane Wilde in The Theory of Everything. (TIFF )The film, based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Hawking, is a romantic biographical film that spends more time on the relationship between Stephen Hawking and his first wife (played by Felicity Jones) than on complex scientific concepts.Redmayne portrays Hawking as he transforms from a carefree young Cambridge student to a man increasingly affected by the onset of ALS.The film has been earning very positive advance reviews. But for Redmayne the toughest, and perhaps most important audience, was when producers screened the film for Stephen Hawking himself.”The greatest thing is when he saw the film,” Redmayne recalled. “We’d used an approximation of his iconic voice when we were filming and after he saw the film he actually gave us the copyright to his voice to use. That for me was the most wonderful compliment.”The Theory of Everything opens in Toronto on Friday and other Canadian cities later in the month.

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