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Jon Hamm & Susan Sarandon Hang Out at Paul Smith Fashion Show!

Jon Hamm and Susan Sarandon pose for a photo together at the Paul Smith Menswear Fall/Winter 2020-2021 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on Sunday (January 19) in Paris, France.

Also seen at the show that day was Niall Horan, who posed with actor Ian McKellen.

Vogue’s Anna Wintour, actor Bill Nighy, Downton Abbey‘s Laura Carmichael, Michael Fox, and Ed Speleers, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker‘s Naomi Ackie, and actor Gwilym Lee were also all seen sitting in the front row for the big fashion show.

Stay tuned for more photos from Paris Fashion Week!

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Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart Share a Kiss at 'Star Trek: Picard' London Premiere!

Ian McKellen is there for his longtime friend Patrick Stewart!

The 80-year-old Cats actor supported the 79-year-old actor at the premiere of Star Trek: Picard on Wednesday night (January 15) at the Odeon Luxe Leicester Square in London, England.

While they were on the carpet, Ian and Patrick shared a sweet kiss for the cameras!

Also in attendance at the London premiere was Patrick‘s wife Sunny Ozell.

The night before, Patrick and his co-stars premiered the new series in Hollywood.

The upcoming 10-episode series follows Jean-Luc Picard (Stewart) as he moves into the next chapter of his life. As he faced retirement, he finds a reason to return to space when he believes a young woman is in “serious danger.”

Star Trek: Picard
premieres on January 23 on CBS All-Access – check out the trailer!

READ MORE: ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Renewed for Season Two on CBS All Access Ahead of Series Debut!

10+ pictures inside of Patrick Stewart and the others at the premiere…More Here! »

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Ian McKellen Opens Up About His Decision to Stay Closeted Most of His Life

Ian McKellen is getting candid about his decision to remain closeted most of his life.

The 80-year-old Lord of The Rings actor didn’t come out as a gay man until he was 49.

In a new biography, Ian McKellen: A Biography, Ian explained the choice had to do with homosexuality being criminalized in England for a majority of his life.

He added that he was also concerned how it would impact his career.

“Would audiences take his acting seriously, as Romeo for instance, if they knew that in real life he fancied Mercutio rather than Juliet?” biography author Gary O’Connor wrote (via People).

But in 1988, Ian announced his sexuality during a debate on a radio broadcast when the interviewer said something derogatory about gay people.

Gary added, “He had left the dark closet of secrecy for self-exposure and liberation. This galvanized him, energised him in a direction he had never thought himself capable of. Identified now as a chaste, never promiscuous, completely dedicated general and leader of men, as an activist he displayed an inner mobilisation of force and direction of power in the social, political field.”

Ian has gone on to champion equality and protection for the LGBTQ community, writing articles, fundraising for nonprofits and serving as a founding member of Stonewall U.K.

Ruth Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw & More Stars Glam Up for Evening Standard Theatre Awards!

Ruth Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Florence Welch are gorgeous as they hit the red carpet at the 2019 Evening Standard Theatre Awards held at the London Coliseum on Sunday (November 24) in London, England.

The three ladies were joined at the event by Douglas Booth, Lashana Lynch, Laura Carmichael, Jeremy Irvine, Poppy Delevingne and her husband James Cook, Jourdan Dunn, Martha Plimpton, Damian Lewis and his wife Helen McCrory, Joely Richardson, Ellie Bamber and Connor Swindells.

Also in attendance at the award ceremony were Fleabag co-star Sian Clifford, Ian McKellen, Elena Perminova, Hayley Atwell, Tosin Cole, Stefanie Martini, Hannah Arterton, Elena Perminova, Ophelia Lovibond, Patrick Gibson, Ellie Wintour, Cush Jumbo, Anne-Marie Duff and Anna Wintour.

Dame Maggie Smith and Sir Ian McKellan were amongst the winners, with the former taking home Best Actress for her first West End role in 12 years in A German Life, and the latter honored with Editor Award for his recent one-man show, which celebrates him turning 80.

READ MORE: Ruth Wilson ‘Couldn’t Say No’ To ‘His Dark Materials’ Role!

FYI: Ruth is wearing a Michael Kors dress. Gugu is wearing a Michael Kors dress. Florence is wearing Gucci. Hayley is wearing Dolce&Gabbana. Ellie is wearing a Chanel dress. Elena is wearing a Georges Hobeika outfit. Anna is wearing Chanel. Sian is wearing Emilia Wickstead. Jourdan is wearing Michael Kors. Poppy is wearing Etro.

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What Is 'Cats' About? Movie Trailer Finally Explains Plot to Confused Broadway Fans

One thing that most Broadway fans agree on is that the plot of the musical Cats is super confusing and people aren’t even sure what the show is about.

When it was announced that the musical would be made into a movie, the news was met with lots of groans. But now the latest trailer for the film has done something that previous marketing materials never did… it explained the plot!

Judi Dench‘s Old Deuteronomy does a voiceover in the new trailer and she basically reveals what is going on in the film: “Tonight is a magical night where I choose the cat that deserves a new life… I judge a cat by its soul.”

“The most deserving cat will be reborn into another life so they can be who they’ve always dreamed of being,” Robbie Fairchild‘s Munkustrap then says.

Here’s the synopsis provided by Universal: “Over the course of a single night, a tribe of cats called the Jellicles make what is known as ‘the Jellicle choice’ and decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life.”

Read what fans are saying on Twitter below!

WATCH NOW: ‘Cats’ Gets a Brand New Trailer Featuring the Star-Studded Cast

Click inside to read a lot more tweets about the Cats plot… More Here! »

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'Cats' Gets a Brand New Trailer Featuring the Star-Studded Cast - Watch Now!

It has been a few months since the first Cats trailer went viral for the characters’ appearances. Now, there’s a brand new trailer for the movie!

The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical from director Tom Hooper has a star-studded cast including Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, Judi Dench, Idris Elba, James Corden, Ian McKellen, Rebel Wilson, Jason Derulo, and more.

The film is set to hit theaters on December 20 of this year.

We recently found out some info about Cats and its award season eligibility.

Watch the trailer…

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'Cats' Will Miss Deadlines for Golden Globes & More Awards

Don’t expect to see the cast of the movie Cats at the 2020 Golden Globes because the film is going to miss the eligibility deadline.

Indiewire reports that the movie will not be screened for awards voters until mid-December, which means it will miss the deadlines for several prestigious awards.

The final screening for the Golden Globes voters can be held on December 4. Other awards that the movie will miss including the SAG Awards, which close nominations on December 8, and the National Board of Review Awards, which announce their winners on December 3.

The New York Film Critics have even been told that they should not expect to see the movie before they vote on December 4.

Cats will be released in time for Oscars consideration, but the release date of December 20 won’t give voters that much time to see the film as voting for nominations closes on January 7.

Taylor Swift will be eligible for Best Original Song as she has co-written a new song for the movie with composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.

READ MORE: ‘Cats’ Movie Cast – See Side-By-Side Photos of Actors & Cats!

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