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Anthony Horowitz, the author of the next James Bond novel, has issued an apology after coming under fire for saying Idris Elba is "too street" to play 007. The writer told UK's Daily Mail last weekend, "For me, Idris Elba is a bit too rough to play the part. It's not a color issue. I think he is probably a bit too 'street' for Bond. Is it a question of being suave? Yeah."

His comment went viral which prompted him to issue an apology to the press and on social media on Tuesday (September 1st) which read, "I'm really sorry my comments about Idris Elba have caused offense. That wasn't my intention. I was asked in my interview if Idris Elba would make a good James Bond. In the article I expressed the opinion that to my mind Adrian Lester would be a better choice, but I'm a writer not a casting director so what do I know? Clumsily, I chose the word 'street' as Elba's gritty portrayal of DCI John Luther was in my mind but I admit it was a poor choice of word. I am mortified to have caused offense."

  • Anthony has written continuation novels to the Bond series originally written by Ian Fleming. His latest novel, Trigger Mortis, will be released next week.
  • Idris has not responded to Anthony's comment but he discussed the idea of taking on the role back in April saying, "Honestly, it's a rumor that's really starting to eat itself. If there was ever any chance of me getting Bond, it's gone."

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Andrew Garfield is glad to be passing the Spider-Man torch. The 32-year-old was promoting his new film, 99 Homes, to Indiewire when he compared the experience of making The Amazing Spider-Man movies to being in prison.

Andrew explained, "The pressure to get it right, to please everyone...it's not going to happen...You end up pleasing no one, or everyone just a little bit. Like, 'Eh, that was good.' The films are mass-marketed, like 'We want 50-year-old white men to love it, gay teenagers to love it, bigot homophobes in Middle America to love it, 11-year-old girls to love it.' That's canning Coke. So, that aspect of it was a bummer. Especially for the group of us trying to infuse it with soul, trying to make it unique, something that was worth the price of entry. It was about authenticity, flavor, and truth, but at the same time, I understand people want to make a lot of money, and they're going to spend a lot of money so the playpen can be as big as it was. I can't live that way; it sounds like a prison, to be honest, living within those expectations."

  • When asked if he'd ever sign on for another big-budget franchise, he responded, "I'm not going to shy away from something that a lot of people are going to see. F*** it. Bring it on. Life's short."
  • 19-year-old Tom Holland will take over the role to appear in upcoming Marvel films as well as a planned reboot of the Spider-Man series.

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BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH'S SON'S NAME REVEALED: People is reporting that Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter have named their son Christopher Carlton. Sources tell the magazine that Carlton is a family middle name that has been passed down and is shared by Benedict as well as his father. Christopher was born on June 1st.

LIAM HEMSWORTH JOINS INSTAGRAM: Liam Hemsworth has joined Instagram. The Hunger Games star put up his first post on Monday (August 31st) sharing a photo of himself with Miss Piggy along with the caption, "Spent Friday with the most beautiful girl in the world. Kermit, #SorryNotSorry. #TheMuppets #misspiggy" Liam acquired over 218,000 followers in his first 24 hours with an account.

KRIS JENNER BAILS ON 'BACHELOR IN PARADISE: AFTER PARADISE' APPEARANCE: Kris Jenner was forced to pull out of a scheduled appearance on Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise on Monday (August 31st) due to an allergic reaction. She called into the show and told Chris Harrison, "Nobody's more sorry than I am, because I'm like your biggest super fan, by the way. I've watched every single episode since Ryan and Trista. So that's sorta scary." She went on to explain the injury saying, "Well, a few years ago, which we actually captured on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, we were in the Dominican Republic, and I got bitten by something. And my lip blew up like the size of a -- god knows what -- a tire on my face. And the same thing happened this morning! I got up, and we just came back from St. Barts -- we were on a family vacation filming our show about a week ago. And I feel like, I don't know what happened. I feel like I got a bite on my face and like half of my face blew up. They gave me everything they could possibly give me in 12 hours. It went down a little bit, but not quite enough. I'm a little too vain, I think, to go on live TV with a huge lip." Kris did manage to look red carpet ready when she attended the MTV Video Music Awards with her kids on Sunday (August 30th.)

NEW 'SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE' CAST MEMBER UNDER FIRE FOR OLD TWEETS: Jon Rudnitsky has yet to make his debut on the Saturday Night Live stage but he is already angering social media users. The comedian has come under fire for some tweets and Vines that he has posted over the years that are considered to be sexist, racist, and homophobic. One tweet from 2012 read, "Any time you hear somebody say "she means well" it means she's a whore." Another post said, "I'm gonna sit on this Oscar every night before I go to bed"- guy who just won for best make up #Oscars" He also posted a Vine back in 2013 titled "How I fit in while driving in a predominately Mexican neighborhood in LA" which featured him driving while Spanish music is playing and he yells "Hola, como esta mi hermano? Don't shoot!" He has not responded to the backlash.

FORMER JERSEY HOUSEWIFE DANIELLE STAUB IS ENGAGED: Former Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member Danielle Staub is engaged to boyfriend Joe Masalta. She broke the news to People magazine saying, "There was a time when I gave up on finding true love, but then I decided to open my mind, and open my heart, and that's when I met Joseph. To all women that have experienced pain and heartbreak, don't ever give up on love." Danielle is a mother to two daughters -- Jillian and Christine.

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Bill Murray's decision to make a cameo in the upcoming reboot of Ghostbusters was not an easy one. The comedian recently chatted with Vulture about the new cast and his role in the film.

Bill explained, "I thought about it for a very long time. Like, many, many months. No, that's not right. I was seriously thinking about this for years, really...It kept eating at me, and I really respect those girls. And then I started to feel like if I didn't do this movie, maybe somebody would write a bad review or something, thinking there was some sort of disapproval."

  • He went on to discuss his cameo saying, "You know, they were incredibly nice to ask me, and I really enjoyed being there. They have such a jolly group, and they are going to have great success with this project. I didn’t want to overshadow them or anything, and I feel really good about it."
  • The third Ghostbusters movie stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. It was directed by Paul Feig and will hit theaters on July 15th, 2016.

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Diaper bags can be luxurious too according to Blake Lively. The former Gossip Girl star has unveiled a new bag on her lifestyle site, Preserve, which can be yours for $860.

The premium leather Sandast tote has been named after Blake's daughter James. It is available in distressed blue or cognac and features a plaid lining. The site is also selling a travel bag for $900 and a weekender for $1,000 -- both from L.A.-based company Sandast.

  • Blake launched Preserve last summer.

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Pamela Anderson is taking a break from men. The former Baywatch star has revealed to People magazine that will be focusing on other parts of her life before jumping back into a relationship following her most recent split from Rick Salomon.

The 48-year-old said, "It's great. I have my two puppies and my kids. I have friends. I'm not ready to go there right now. I've had some offers. I've met some people, gone on dates. I'm not hiding in a corner." Pam added, "I've got laser focus. I am relentless when it comes to my kids and I'm feeling that I need my focus to be on my foundation, my kids and puppies -- they are a lot of work. I want to take this time to get healthy. I said to myself I won't date anyone until after Christmas!"

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STEPHEN COLBERT IS GIVING DIRECTIONS ON WAZE: Stephen Colbert is promoting his new gig as host of The Late Show by becoming the voice of Waze navigation. Drivers can hear Colbert's voice offering them directions until September 22nd. He said in a statement, "For years, I navigated the roadways using a compass, a sextant and the guidance offered by the stars. But now I can just listen to my own dulcet tones instructing me on Waze." Waze is also offering Neil Patrick Harris and Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots as other voice options.

NBC ISN'T GOING FORWARD WITH 'COACH' REBOOT: The reboot of Coach is no longer happening at NBC. It is rumored that the production was dealing with some creative issues but will now be shopped to other networks. The reboot features original star Craig T. Nelson the pilot episode was written by the series' original creator, Barry Kemp.

'HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER' ADDS AMY OKUDA: Amy Okuda will be joining the cast of How To Get Away With Murder in the show's second season. She joins previously announced guest stars Famke Janssen and Vampire Diaries actor Kendrick Sampson. Amy is best known for her work on the web series, The Guild. Details of her character have not been released.

'GAME OF THRONES' ENTERS THE GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS: Game of Thrones has been awarded a Guinness World Record for being the Largest TV drama simulcast. The fifth season premiere was broadcast in 173 countries at the same time in an attempt to prevent piracy. Maisie Williams reacted to the news saying, "So pleased for Game of Thrones to be a part of Guinness World Records. I'm not going to tell my step-brother as he gets the book every year for Christmas. I can't wait to see the look on his face!"

APPLE MAY BE GETTING INTO ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING: Variety is reporting that Apple may be trying to break into Hollywood. Sources tell the publication that the company has been taking meetings to discuss the possibility of offering original programming. They are reportedly looking to launch the new endeavor as early as next year.

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