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Neil Gaiman Reveals That One Black Actor Has Turned Down the Doctor Who Role

By Dustin Rowles | Pajiba Love | August 6, 2013 |

By Dustin Rowles | Pajiba Love | August 6, 2013 |

The multi-faceted, multi-talented, and lovely Neil Gaiman says that, while he likes the choice of Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor, he is also disappointed that a person of color wasn’t chosen. In fact, he had someone in mind (and also reveals that a black actor was approached before Matt Smith in casting the 11th Doctor, though he won’t reveal who it was). Also, ELBAAAAA. (RadioTimes)

Speaking of Idris Elba, I don’t always agree with everything that the UK’s Mirror writes, but that’s only because they don’t title every article, “30 indisputable reasons why Idris Elba is the coolest actor in the history of everything.” (The Mirror)

With five days to until the Breaking Bad final season premiere, here are the 10 Biggest Oh Sh*t moments in the series’ first 54 episodes. Go ahead, yell at me because I missed your favorite Oh Sh*t moment. (Uproxx)

Speaking of “Breaking Bad,” here are the 5 dumbest things people have done in real life after seeing it on the show. (Underscoopfire)

Just so you know, Harrison Ford thinks it’d be “perfectly appropriate” to bring back Indiana Jones. (Slashfilm)

In honor of “The O.C.’s” 10th anniversary, the fabulous Fug Girls put together a terrific and necessary retrospective on Peter Gallagher’s eyebrows. (GFY)

Meanwhile, Steven Hyden looks at the influence of “The O.C.” on indie rock. (Grantland)

Did you know that only Spike Lee is allowed to call things “Spike”? No. You didn’t. Because it’s not true. (Cracked)

Hey! Michael Sheen has a new girlfriend. She’s Caitlin Fitzgerald, his new co-star on Showtime’s “Master of Sex.” This is what she looks like.


The 2003 audition tapes for NBC’s “The Office” will be on the ninth season DVD this September, but you can watch Seth Rogen’s audition for Michael Scott, Adam Scott’s for Jim Halpert, as well as Bob Odenkirk, John Cho, and Kathryn Hahn’s auditions here. (WG)

When a commenter says of Tom Hiddleston, “I vomited into my mouth a little. This guy turns my stomach. I detest him” that’s how you know you’re not on Pajiba anymore. Different strokes, yo. (Celebitchy)

Never ask a woman at a crowded baseball game if she will marry you if you DON’T ALREADY KNOW THE ANSWER. I couldn’t even watch. (Videogum)

Last night on “The Colbert Report,” Stephen had Sir Hugh Laurie on to demonstrate the differences between what can be said on cable networks and what can’t be said on networks, which basically amounted to Hugh Laurie saying lots of things like “thumb in butt.”

And you didn’t think today was going to be great when you woke up.

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