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Sir Ian McKellen on the prominence of anti-gay bullying

By Greg Hernandez HollywoodNews.com: Nice to see Sir Ian McKellen continuing to work to educate people about homophobic bullying in schools. The ‘Lord of the Rings,’ ‘X-Men’ and ‘Gods and Monsters’ star visited a Harrogate’s Rossett School in the UK in an event organized by Stonewall’s Education Champions Program which[...]

Why Peter Jackson directing ‘The Hobbit’ may not be so positive

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: I’ve been down this road before, but now that it’s official, it’s worth repeating. After years of speculation and attempted pawn-offs, Peter Jackson is in fact directing “The Hobbit.” As of yesterday, MGM and Warner Bros. have reached a deal to fund two films based on[...]

Peter Jackson backpedals, says he may direct “The Hobbit”

Hollywoodnews.com: Hours after Peter Jackson’s representatives said he will not direct “The Hobbit” now that Guillermo del Toro has exited the project, the Academy Award-winning director is backpedaling just enough for “Lord of the Rings” fans to keep their hopes up. Speaking to the Dominion Post, Jackson said that while[...]

Peter Jackson starts “Hobbit” casting

Peter Jackson has made the announcement that casting for “The Hobbit” begins this week for the next installment of “The Lord of the Rings” series. They are expecting open auditions for all of the parts except Gandalf which is obviously reserved for Ian McKellen who played the wizard in the[...]