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2 New Sets of Sex Misconduct Comments Draw Fire

McKellen says women used to offer sex for roles; Damon says focus on guys who aren't predators

(Newser) - Ian McKellen has jumped into the conversation on sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry, and he has much to say about the "madness." Except the madness he referred to in a recent talk at Oxford Union comes courtesy of the women he learned of early in his career... More »

10 Stars Who've Officiated Weddings

The latest: Ian McKellen marries Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell

(Newser) - Professor X got married last weekend and Magneto officiated. Translation for the non-geeks: Patrick Stewart married Sunny Ozell, and Ian McKellen officiated. But he's not the first celebrity to play the big role in a fellow celebrity's (or a complete stranger's) wedding; PopSugar rounds up nine more.... More »

Ian McKellen Doesn't Have Cancer: Agent

Interview was taken out of context, rep says

(Newser) - Gossip outlets were abuzz this week with the news that Ian McKellen, aka Gandalf and/or Magneto, has prostate cancer—but now his agent says that isn't so. McKellen apparently told the Daily Mirror , in an article published Monday, that he's had the disease "for six or seven... More »

Stewart Spotted 'Ghost' in Godot

(Newser) - Actor Patrick Stewart reported seeing a "ghost" in the wings while performing Waiting for Godot in London, reports the Telegraph. The former Star Ship Enterprise captain was apparently not up to snuff during one scene. When co-star Ian McKelllan asked him what happened, Stewart replied: "I just saw... More »

McKellen Eager to Play Gandalf in The Hobbit

Film 'likely' to happen, with or without Peter Jackson directing

(Newser) - Ian McKellen wants to play Gandalf again if The Hobbit film ever gets greenlit, the Los Angeles Times reports. A bitter royalties battle with New Line Cinema may stop director Peter Jackson from directing the flick, but no matter: He told McKellen to "play Gandalf whether I direct or... More »

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