That’s no lightsaber, it’s a cane: Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew stopped by TSA for unusual walking stick
Not even Chewbacca and his lightsaber get a free pass with airport security before being cleared to travel.
Transportation Security Administration agents in Denver briefly stopped Star Wars franchise actor Peter Mayhew recently as he was boarding a flight with a cane shaped like one of science-fiction’s most iconic weapons.
Airport officials say they wanted to inspect the huge walking stick before allowing Mayhew, who is more than seven feet tall, on the plane. (Twitter/File)
The next Doctor Who: Will it be David Beckham? Tom Cruise? U.K. bookmakers set odds on Matt Smith’s replacement
Tom Cruise as the next Doctor Who? How does soccer gadfly and Posh Spice hubby David Beckham grab you? Those are two of the more outlandish names put forward as replacements for Matt Smith, who is handing over the keys to the Tardis at the end of the year.
British bookmakers William Hill are offering 250-1 outsiders odds on Cruise, Beckham, or talent show host Simon Cowell becoming the 12th Doctor in the popular British science-fiction series that debuted in 1963.
Joint favourites at 10-1 are Harry Potter star Rupert Grint and U.K. television actor Russell Tovey.
Other bets are Martin Freeman — the faithful Watson in Sherlock — or Ben Whishaw, who channelled his gadget geek as Q in Skyfall. Billie Piper, the Doctor’s former assistant, is also tipped as a possible reincarnated replacement.
Meanwhile, the Daily Mirror is reporting that 35-year-old James Bond actor Rory Kinnear, who appeared in Skyfall and Quantum of Solace as M’s chief of staff, is top contender to assume the Time Lord’s mantle. (Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images)
Victoria Beckham takes son Brooklyn down the red carpet
He’s just such a handsome, grown-up man … 14-year-old. Who would have thought that child of basically two perfect physical specimens of humanity would have so much going on for him?! (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
World renowed pianist storms off stage in protest after fan films concert on phone
One of the world’s most renowned classical pianists walked out of a concert in anger because an audience member was filming him.
When he returned to the stage, Krystian Zimerman explained that he had lost contracts with record labels because audience members had already posted films of his performances on YouTube, the video-sharing website.
Zimerman, from Poland, who was performing at the Ruhr Piano Festival in Essen, western Germany, spotted someone filming him from a balcony.
He broke off the concert to ask the audience member to stop and then left the stage.
Canadian firm chasing urban legend of ‘unplayably bad’ Atari game allegedly buried in New Mexico desert
Thirty years ago, video game pioneer Atari released a video game so terrible that it not only smashed its multi-billion-dollar juggernaut within a matter of months, but sent the entire U.S. video game industry into a decades-long death spiral.
As Atari’s world shattered around them, goes the legend, the company loaded a fleet of trucks with several million copies of the cursed game, based on the 1982 film E.T., and entombed them in the New Mexico desert, mere miles from the site of the world’s first atomic blast.
It remains one of the most persistent rumours of video game lore. And, this week, it was revealed that a Canadian company has stepped up to exhume the remains, either confirm or scuttle the legend, and make a documentary about it. (Atari)
Kid Rock. Tiger Woods. Playing. Golf. What. (Photo via Kid Rock/Facebook)
The Miami Heat were so hot last night, Justin Bieber’s sunglasses ended up being SEARED ONTO HIS FACE. Because that’s the only reason why he would be wearing sunglasses inside, OBVIOUSLY. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Game of Thrones’ Richard Madden spills details on Sunday’s epic Red Wedding
From the beginning, actor Richard Madden knew things weren’t going to end well for Robb Stark, the character he plays on Game of Thrones. Now, if you DON’T want to know more, do NOT click through for any spoilers ahead.