ROLL CALL: Benedict Cumberbatch Star Wars Casting Rumor Shot Down

Benedict Cumberbatch arrives for the Esquire, Mr Porter, Jimmy Choo party as part of The Men London Collections at Corinthia Hotel London on June 15, 2012 Benedict Cumberbatch arrives for the Esquire, Mr Porter, Jimmy Choo party as part of The Men London Collections at Corinthia Hotel London on June 15, 2012

Your Daily Dispatch of Celebrity Shenanigans

The Force Is Not Strong With Benedict: Despite rampant online reports (and the hopes and dreams of probably every Comic-Con attendee), a rep for Benedict Cumberbatch shut down reports that the actor will be starring in “Star Wars: Episode VII.” “There is no truth to the rumor Benedict has been cast in ‘Star Wars,’” a rep for the 37-year-old actor told the New York Daily News. “I think the rumors are circling because JJ and Benedict have just recently had a wonderful time working together on ‘Star Trek.’”

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“Transformers 4” Gets A Name!: Big news for robots! Paramount has announced the name of the next “Transformers” movie! The fourth film will be called “Transformers: Age of Extinction.” Yahoo Movies is wondering if this could mean something very near and dear to fans of the shape-shifting robots…Dinobots!?

Loki Teaches Cookie Monster About Delayed Gratification: What’s not to love about “Avengers” and “Thor” star Tom Hiddleston teaching Cookie Monster an important life lesson.

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And This Happened: Nicole Richie tried to rap… or something like that. Words were coming out of her mouth in front of a microphone. Watch and tells us what was going on!

-- Jesse Spero

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