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Celebutard News – April 2, 2015

X-FILES: Duchovny Tells Letterman the Cigarette Smoking Man & Walter Skinner are Coming Back

While there is still little we know about the Untitled X Files Reboot in terms of story, we do know that it will stay in line with the original The X-Files series, keeping the mythology intact. The show will get a modernization in terms of where we’re at as a society. And it will be a mix of serialized episodes with the traditional ‘Monster of the Week’. We also know that we’ll be getting a total of 6 new episodes, and that original stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny will return as FBI agents Scully and Mulder. Appearing on Late Show with David Letterman, David Duchovny went onto reveal that at least two more original characters will be returning as well.

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Kevin James Signs Deal to Headline New TV Series

The King of Queens star Kevin James is reuniting with the TV studio behind the hit CBS sitcom for a new comedy staring vehicle. James and his Hey Eddie Productions have made a two-year first-look deal with Sony Pictures Television to produce projects for television, including a sitcom which he would headline. Additionally, Columbia Pictures has renewed its first-look deal with the comedian, actor, producer and writer and his company through 2017.

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Clint Eastwood in Talks to Direct Drama Based on Atlanta’s 1996 Olympic Bomb Fiasco

Clint Eastwood is seriously circling the job of directing Fox’s high profile Billy Ray-scripted untitled project about Richard Jewell, the heroic security guard who discovered a suspicious backpack in the Olympics compound during the 1996 games in Atlanta. Jewell, who’ll be played by two-time Oscar nominee Jonah Hill, was vilified as a possible terrorist, and his good work in helping clear bystanders from the area before the bomb exploded turned into a trip to the Twilight Zone. Leonardo DiCaprio is a possible to play the Southern lawyer who helped Jewell navigate that hell.

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David Lee Roth Needed 14 Stitches After Injuring Nose on Kimmel, Still Finished Show

Earlier this week, Jimmy Kimmel Live hosted a most historic music event: the US TV debut of Van Halen with original lead vocalist David Lee Roth front and center. Tuesday night, the iconic rockers returned for round two, capping off their Kimmel residency with electrifying performances of ‘Eruption’ and ‘You Really Got Me’ from Hollywood Boulevard. Catch the replay below.

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‘Amused to Death’: Roger Waters Underrated 1992 Solo Album to Be Reissued

It appears that former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters will see a reissue of his 1992 solo album, Amused to Death, this summer. Amazon’s German site has a posted a listing for the ‘remixed/remastered’ version of the concept album, noting a release date of June 12th from Columbia/Legacy.

Amused to Death was Waters third solo release, an effort which took him nearly four years to complete. The concept loosely follows the idea of a monkey randomly flipping channels on a TV, during which Waters is able to make social commentary on war, politics, and pop culture. The title and theme were inspired by Neil Postman’s 1985 book Amusing Ourselves to Death

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Ace Frehley to Cover Rock Legends on New Album

Back in December, Ace Frehley revealed that he was working on a covers album. The singer and guitarist recently updated the project’s status and detailed some of the artists he’s considering interpreting on the LP.

“The album’s going to be about my influences,” Frehley told Billboard. “I’m probably going to do a Rolling Stones song, a Who song, possibly a Led Zeppelin song, maybe a Beatles song. Stuff from bands that I grew up on and greatly influenced me. Those are the songs I’d redo, besides vintage Kiss stuff and a Frehley’s Comet track.”

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The Going Rate for a Matthew McConnaughey Speech Is $135,000

Matthew McConaughey has been offered $135,000, plus travel expenses, to give the University of Houston Commencement Ceremony speech this May. Booking agent Celebrity Talent International will collect a 15 percent commission of $20,250 for helping to facilitate the speaking engagement, according to the school.

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Judas Priest Launches ‘British Steel’ Coffee Blend

One of its biggest hits is called “Living After Midnight” and it seems that veteran rockers Judas Priest will now have a little extra stimulus to keep them “rockin’ to the dawn” – the band is to release its own brand of ‘British Steel’ coffee.

The “ultimate hesher” blend has been produced by Chicago-based Dark Matter Coffee to mark the 35th anniversary of Judas Priest’s British Steel album and goes on sale April 14 via Dark Matter’s website and its three Chicago coffee shops.

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Former SNL Funnyman Will Forte Dating LAST MAN ON EARTH Co-Star January Jones

January Jones is dating her fellow Last Man on Earth star Will Forte, Us Weekly can exclusively reveal.

A source tells Us Weekly that the Mad Men actress, 37, has been casually dating the Saturday Night Live alum, 44, for a couple of months. “He’s a good guy,” the insider tells Us, adding that the new couple is “having fun.”

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Cynthia Lennon, first wife of John Lennon, dies of cancer

Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of former Beatles guitarist John Lennon, died of cancer Wednesday at her home in Spain. She was 75. Her death was announced on the website and Twitter account of her son, Julian Lennon and confirmed by his representative. Julian Lennon posted a moving video tribute to his late mother with a song he had written in her honor.

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