25 May 2011

X-Men: First Class was influenced by Bond films, director reveals

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X-Men fans watching the new prequel First Class may not spot any James Bond costumes among the mutant outfits sported in the movie, but the suave spy was one of the influences behind it.

This is according to its director Matthew Vaughn, who said he was determined to bring in some of the aspects of the Bond films in order to create the perfect setting.

"I watched all the early Bond movies again. You Only Live Twice I watched a couple of times. I really wanted it to feel

25 May 2011

Katie Price misses own fancy dress party

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Glamour model and reality TV star Katie Price missed her own fancy dress birthday party over the weekend.

The do was to celebrate her 33rd birthday and a plethora of celebrities attended the bash – including Michelle Heaton and Lauren Pope, reports the Daily Mail.

But the Katie and Peter: The Next Chapter star was conspicuous in her absence.

That didn't stop her guests from having a great time, however.

There were a huge number of crazy fancy dress outfits on display,

25 May 2011

Hitler ‘wanted an army of dogs in World War II’

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This has to go down as one of the most bizarre stories we've ever seen, but it has been found that Adolf Hitler wanted an army of dogs to help him fight the Allies in World War II.

The Nazi dictator set up a special dog school near Hanover in order to teach canines to read and talk through their barks.

One of the best pupils was reportedly a terrier called Rolf, who learnt to tap out the alphabet with his paws.

It is thought Hitler hoped to create whole battalions of

24 May 2011

Capitalise on nouveau-Beatlemania and sport music fancy dress

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If you've been invited to a music fancy dress party in the coming weeks, you might consider wearing a Beatles-themed costume.

OK, so it's a long time since the Fab Four first rocketed into the Top 40, but they are still one of the most legendary bands around – plus there seems to have been a sudden, renewed outbreak of Beatlemania just lately.

To start with, Liam Gallagher – incidentally, a John Lennon lookalike – has said he is making a movie about The Beatles

24 May 2011

Benedict Cumberbatch looks set for role in The Hobbit

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A verbal slip from one of the stars of the Hobbit has suggested that Benedict Cumberbatch could also be set to take on a role in the fantasy film.

Martin Freeman, Cumberbatch's co-star in BBC TV series Sherlock, was speaking at the Bafta TV awards on Sunday (May 22nd 2011) when he accidentally mentioned the actor's name in connection with the JRR Tolkein adaptation.

Freeman quickly tried to cover his tracks, but the cat was by then out of the bag and the world of

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