On This Day — October 3rd

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October 3rd is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 89 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Sunday (56).

Events

1849 – American author Edgar Allan Poe is found delirious in a gutter in Baltimore under mysterious circumstances; it is the last time he is seen in public before his death.

1919 – Cincinnati Reds pitcher Adolfo Luque becomes the first Latin player to appear in a World Series.

1981 – The hunger strike by Provisional Irish Republican Army and Irish National Liberation Army prisoners at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland ends after seven months and ten deaths.

1995 – O. J. Simpson is acquitted of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.

2008 – The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 for the U.S. financial system is signed by President George W. Bush.

Birthdays

Closer Actor Clive Owens turns 53

Singer Gwen Stefani turns 48

House of Cards Actress Neve Campbell turns 44

Game of Thrones Star Lena Headey turns 44

American Pie’s Seann William Scott turns 41

Oscar Winner Alicia Vikander turns 29

Happy Birthday to all October 3rd babies!

TGL Round-Up: Ben Affleck Batman Script Abandoned, New Image of Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft, Lily James to Play Young Meryl Streep

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New The Batman director Matt Reeves has abandoned Ben Affleck’s script for the upcoming movie.

Affleck’s script, which was written during the time he planned on directing the upcoming superhero movie, featured Joe Manganiello’s Deathstroke as the villain to Affleck’s Batman.

“No [we won’t be using that], it’s a new story,” Reeves explained on MTV’s Happy Sad Confused podcast. “It’s just starting again. I’m excited about it. I think it’s going to be really cool.”


 

A new image of Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft has surfaced in Entertainment Weekly.

Vikander is shown rock-climbing in the iconic Lara Croft outfit.

Tomb Raider is released March 18, 2018.


 

Lily James will play a young Meryl Streep in the sequel to Mamma Mia!

Much of the original cast of the movie will return with Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan set to play their characters from the first movies.

The sequel will feature flashback scenes regarding the relationship between Streep, Brosnan and Colin Firth’s characters.

 

88th Academy Awards Results

It was a successful Academy Awards with many shocks and twists. I won’t bother with the categories that no one cares about, but here’s the ones that matter –

Best Picture – Spotlight

Best Director – Alejandro G. Inarritu (The Revenant)

Best Actress – Brie Larson (Room)

Best Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)

Best Supporting Actor – Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies)

Best Support Actress – Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)