ROLL CALL: Benedict Cumberbatch Star Wars Casting Rumor Shot Down

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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