Nicholas Cage is best known as the American action hero who helped bring down a group of plane hijackers in Con Air, saved the US Declaration of Independence by stealing it in National Treasure and even takes down a sociopathic domestic terrorist in Face Off alongside John Travolta. But as of this weekend, The Rock actor also became the star of a hilarious series of memes. Cage was in Kazakhstan to attend the 13th Eurasia International Film Festival in the capital city of Astana.
When BBC announced that it had cast its first female lead in Doctor Who, social media erupted with mixed emotions. But now, the show's outgoing producer Steven Moffat claims that the hype over Jodie Whittaker taking on the role of the 13th Time Lord was more or less fabricated by the media. "There have been so many press articles about a backlash among the Doctor Who fandom about casting a female Doctor," Moffat said at his last Doctor Who panel at the San Diego Comic Con on 23 July.
Michael Phelps is a US national treasure, so when Discovery claimed he would be racing a great white shark for the premiere of Shark Week, they clearly did not mean to put the 23-time gold winner in a pool with one of the most dangerous predators in the world. For Phelps vs Shark: Great Gold vs Great White, the channel instead placed a digitally rendered shark next to swimmer to simulate the "race" based on records taken with an actual shark.
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