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Entertainment Express: World War Z, After Earth, Jean Stapleton, Doctor Who, Lou Reed

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After a small recovery-from-Cannes-break, Entertainment Express is back, with the big entertainment stories worth knowing about…

* World War Z had its world premiere in London on Sunday night. Angelina Jolie joined Brad Pitt on the black carpet – for the first time since revealing she had a double mastectomy. And of course, she looked amazing. Brad, though, could do with a trim…

* When it comes to bankable stars, Will Smith has been up there with Toms Hank and Cruise. But this past weekend gave the actor his worst opening in two decades. After Earth, the M.Night Shyamalan sci-fi epic – which also stars his son, Jaden – came in 3rd place at the North American box office, taking in a paltry $27 million. Hopes are he’ll make up for the $130 million budget and more with the film’s international release later this week.

* Jean Stapleton – one of the most prominent women in American TV history – died at the age of 90 this past weekend. She was most known for playing Edith Bunker in All in the Family, which made her, along with Mary Tyler Moore and Bea Arthur, icons of feminism in the 70s.

* The British press are playing a fun game of “who will it be?” upon the news that Matt Smith is leaving Doctor Who. I’m quite intrigued by the suggestion of Idris Elba becoming the 12th person to take on the coveted role. Could it be?

* Former Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed has credited ‘modern medicine’ and tai chi with saving his life. The singer  recently underwent a vital liver transplant. Here’s to his speedy recovery.

 [Pic: Dave M. Benett/WireImage for Paramount]

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