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Harry Styles believes that his boy band One Direction is just like The Beatles – at least in terms of fan adoration. (Christie Goodwin)
Harry Styles believes that his boy band One Direction is just like The Beatles – at least in terms of fan adoration. (Christie Goodwin)

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Harry Styles believes that his boy band One Direction is just like The Beatles – at least in terms of fan adoration. The brash 20-year-old singer is drawing notice for his recent interview with Top Of The Pops magazine in which he says, “We all sat and watched the film of The Beatles arriving in America. And to be honest, that really was like us. Stepping off the plane, the girls, the madness. It was exactly the same as when we got there – just 50 years earlier.” Styles wisely buffered his statement with the comment: “But none of us think we’re in the same league as them music-wise. We’d be total fools if we did.”

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Source: New Musical Express

MUDDLED MANGO

Comic actor Chris Kattan has been arrested in California on suspected DUI charges. The former Saturday Night Live cast regular was arrested on the 101 Freeway early Monday morning. A source told TMZ that a driver called police to report a driver in a Mercedes was “weaving all over the roadway at slow speeds.” Kattan then allegedly drove into a closed-off area and struck a Department of Transportation vehicle from behind; nobody was inside the vehicle at the time. Kattan also allegedly confessed to arresting officers that he was on prescription medication.

Source: TMZ

SMOKE BREAK

Ottawa-born actor Jay Baruchel has inked a deal to star in and executive produce the big-screen adaptation of the Stephen King story The Ten O’Clock People. The project will cast Baruchel as a smoker named Pearson who returns to the bad habit with a cessation drug still in his system. The resulting chemical imbalance allows Pearson to see that many people in authority – including policemen, politicians and even the U.S. vice-president – are in fact inhuman monsters disguised as people. The movie version will be directed by Hollywood veteran Tom Holland, who previously lensed the 1996 film adaptation of the King story Thinner.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

SECURITY CHECK

Everybody’s talking about the security at the Sochi Winter Games, but what does Steven Seagal think? For reasons unknown, the Russian news program Russia Today recently conducted a live interview with the eighties-era action star to get his take on the Winter Olympics currently under way in the resort town. In his inimitable soft-spoken manner, Seagal told the interviewer that he felt Sochi is one of the “safest places around,” but still advised caution. “I think you can never be too careful,” Seagal, 61, said . “I think Sochi is going to be quite safe, but then again there is no such thing as a 100 per cent guarantee of absolute safety anywhere in the world, wherever you go.”

Source: Mashable

CASTING CALL

Warner Bros. will make use of Wembley Stadium in their exhaustive search for a young male actor to portray Peter Pan in an upcoming film. The studio has issued an open invitation to “boys of all ethnicities, aged 11 to 13” to attend the auditions to be held at the 90,000-seat sports stadium in London later this month. The same invite specifies that aspiring Peters be no taller than five-feet, four-inches and that all applicants must be accompanied by an adult. The new film, which will adhere closely to the original story penned by J.M. Barrie, will be helmed by Atonement director Joe Wright.

Source: The Telegraph

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