The Rundown

Entertainment Express: Pete Seeger, Doctor Who, Quentin Tarantino, X-Men: Days of Future Past, NYC Ballet Company


* Folk legend Pete Seeger has died at the age of 94. As the NY Times so eloquently puts it, the singer has left behind a legacy bound by the intersection of music and humanity: “For Mr. Seeger, folk music and a sense of community were inseparable, and where he saw a community, he saw the possibility of political action.” I, for one, have taken much comfort in his song Turn, Turn, Turn. South Africans may remember him as the man who misheard Mbube (The Lion Sleeps Tonight track), and turned it into Wimoweh. When Seeger found out South African Solomon Linda had actually written the song – and it was not just a traditional author-less tune as he had been led to believe, he sent his royalties to Linda.

* Peter Capaldi is suited, er, down, as the new Doctor Who, in pics released by BBC America. The Twelfth Doctor, as seen above, has had a bit of a costume change, as is customary for new incarnations. He also now wears black Doc Martens, instead of the All Saints boots Matt Smith used to wear. The series is due out later this year.

* In the next stage of the Hateful Eight saga, Quentin Tarantino has announced he’s suing the site Gawker for publishing links to the film’s leaked script. Gawker has replied: bring it.

* New pics from the X-Men: Days of Future Past cast have been revealed as part of a 25-cover special for Empire Magazine. (Michael Fassbender as Magneto is one of my faves). Although the issues are available now, the movie is only coming out in May.

* French street artist JR and the NYC Ballet Company have achieved a thing of beauty with this installation.

** And for added fun, this pic of  Meryl Streep and 50 Cent at a Lakers game is just the best.

[Pic: BBC America]

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