Star Scoop: An Expendable Error, McConaughey Crashes Comic-Con, Lionel Richie Live!


We’ve heard of leaks… but none quite like this. A DVD-quality version of The Expendables 3 surfaced online, three weeks before its theatrical release, and has since been illegally downloaded more than 200,000 times. Since the first two installments earned more than $575 million at the box office combined, this scandal could cost Lionsgate millions. Ouch! [Entertainment Weekly]

Beyoncé isn’t the only celeb with a thing for surprises. Matthew McConaughey popped up at Comic-Con Thursday with his Interstellar director Christopher Nolan. They weren’t empty-handed, either. After addressing an excited crowd, they debuted a new trailer for the Paramount production. [Variety]

Billboard is honoring Lionel Richie with its highest touring accolade. On November 20, the industry vet will receive the Legend of Live mark at the 2014 Billboard Touring Awards for his “significant and lasting contributions to live music and the touring industry.” [Billboard]

Marvel has found its newest hero. According to The Wrap and The Hollywood Reporter, Joaquin Phoenix has been tapped to play Dr. Strange in a new film franchise. [Vulture]

Hello, Clarice? NBC’s Hannibal has been a prequel to 1991’s Silence of the Lambs, leaving audiences wondering if, and when, FBI Agent Starling will come in to play. Producer Martha De Laurentiis finally gave fans a reason why the character, made famous by Jodie Foster, has yet to appear. [The Wrap]

Jesse Eisenberg didn’t let unrest in Israel keep him away. The Oscar-nominated actor attended a performance of the Hebrew adaptation of his 2013 play, The Revisionist, there this week. After the show’s Tel Aviv debut, he told the audience, “If there was any sign that I would be endangered somehow, I would have hesitated to come, but that wasn't the case. Israel is a wonderful country, and it is an unfortunate time, of course, for people living here, but for me this has been a very good week.” [The Hollywood Reporter]