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Sean Astin Surprises His Number One Fan Stephen Colbert In His Underwear on 'Late Show'!

Sean Astin made an appearance on The Late Show on Wednesday evening (November 8) and met the man who is famously known as the number one Lord of the Rings fan… host Stephen Colbert!

“You are my favorite character in my favorite movie. I am– I don’t know what– how to describe how excited I am to meet you right now,” Stephen told the 46-year-old actor, who played Samwise Gamgee in the trilogy.

Stephen then told the audience that Sean and him actually met briefly during rehearsals first. Stephen described the situation saying, “I was trying to rehearse it, you walked out just to say hi in your underwear. And– hey! I gotta tell you– I gotta tell you, for me, it’s like I’m the cheerleader meeting the captain of the football team.”

“The reason I did that, come out to see you like that, my 15-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, begged me not to do anything to embarrass the family,” Sean revealed before continuing to embarrass his daughter even further by giving her a shout out on national television, saying, “Elizabeth, I love you!”

Stephen and Sean spent most of their time talking about Lord of the Rings instead of his role in Stranger Things 2, which was only mentioned briefly – Watch below!


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Sean Astin On Amazon's Potential 'Lord of the Rings' TV Series: 'Intriguing'

Sean Astin is weighing in on the recent news that Amazon Studios is set to develop a television series based on the beloved novels of Lord of the Rings.

“I saw that the other day, and I thought that was intriguing,” the 46-year-old Stranger Things 2 star, who starred as Samwise Gamgee in Lord of the Rings series, expressed while visiting EW Radio at SiriusXM on Tuesday (November 7) in New York City.

“I’ve been saying for 15 years that maybe like 12 years after Lord of the Rings came out, that it would get remade. And people always said, ‘Oh no, it’ll never get remade! It’s a classic! They could never top it!’ And I’m like, ‘No, it’ll get remade. It’s a massive story! The characters are so beloved,” Sean added about his character. “When I saw the Amazon thing, that didn’t even occur to me. I just sort of thought, ‘What would it be like to see the next Sam there?’ I think it’s an intriguing idea [but] the devil’s in the details. How would they do it? How? Who?’”

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'Stranger Things' Adds Sean Astin & More Stars for Season 2

The cast of Stranger Things has started work on the second season of the hit series and three more stars have been added, including Sean Astin!

The 45-year-old actor is best known for his work as the title character in Rudy, Mikey Walsh in The Goonies, and Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Sean is set to play Bob Newby, “a kindhearted former nerd who went to high school with Joyce (Winona Ryder) and Hopper (David Harbour) and now manages the local Hawkins RadioShack,” according to Entertainment Weekly.

Click inside for more details on the two other cast additions… More Here! »

Catfish's Nev Schulman & More Celebs Are Running in New York City Marathon 2016 - See the List!

Today (November 6) is the 2016 New York City Marathon!

This marks the annual event’s 46th year and has been held every year since 1970, except in 2012 when it was canceled due to Hurricane Sandy.

The five-borough course starts in Staten Island and ends in Central Park near Columbus Circle.

Racing has already started at around 8:30AM this morning and will continue in waves throughout the day.

Several famous faces are running, including American Idol‘s Jax, Top Chef judges Richard Blais and Graham Elliot, former New York Giants player Tiki Barber, The Color Purple Tony-Award winner Cynthia Erivo, Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jacqueline Laurita, Catfish creator and star Nev Schulman, Lord of the Rings actor Sean Astin, and Halt and Catch Fire actor Lee Pace.

Click inside for a full list of the celebrities running in the 2016 NYC Marathon…More Here! »

Sean Astin Pays Tribute to Mom Patty Duke After Her Death

Actor Sean Astin, well known for his role in the Lord of the Rings films, has taken to his Facebook to pay tribute to his mother Patty Duke after her death.

“I love you mom,” the 45-year-old actor posted on Facebook. “This morning, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, matriarch and the exquisite artist, humanitarian, and champion for mental health, Anna PATTY DUKE Pearce, closed her eyes, quieted her pain and ascended to a beautiful place. We celebrate the infinite love and compassion she shared through her work and throughout her life.”

Sean added, “Her work endures…The Patty Duke Mental Health Project,” along with a link to a fundraising page. He posted an even longer tribute on the crowdfunding page.

I love you mom.OUR FAMILY STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF PATTY DUKEThis morning, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother,…

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FX's 'The Strain' Renewed for a Second Season!

FX’s hit new show The Strain has been renewed for a second season!

“We’ve never had any doubts about The Strain,” John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions said in a statement (via Variety). “Working with Guillermo del Toro, Carlton Cuse, and the brilliant cast led by Corey Stoll has been everything we had hoped it would be and more. It is thrilling when you have a show that is a creative and commercial hit, which is a rare accomplishment in this increasingly crowded marketplace. We look forward having it on FX for as long as Carlton, Guillermo and Chuck Hogan need to tell this epic tale.”

Mía Maestro and Sean Astin also star in the horror drama.

The 13-episode season will debut next summer. We can’t wait!

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'Sons of Anarchy' & 'The Strain' Casts Present Their Shows at Comic-Con 2014!

The cast of the Sons of Anarchy get together for a photo at FX’s panel during Comic-Con International 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center on Sunday (July 27) in San Diego, Calif.

Cast members such as Katey Sagal, Kim Coates, Mark Boone Junior, Tommy Flanagan, Theo Rossi, Dayton Callie, David Labrava, Niko Nicotera made the trip for the very last Comic-Con for the show.

That same day, FX hosted another panel for their hit show The Strain, which featured cast members Corey Stoll, Sean Astin, Mia Maestro, and helmer Guillermo del Toro.

15+ pictures inside of the FX panels for Sons of Anarchy and The StrainMore Here! »

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