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Jesse Eisenberg is Lex Luthor and 'Batman vs. Superman' officially has our full attention

Jesse Eisenberg is a great choice for Lex Luthor. Jesse Eisenberg is a terrible choice for Lex Luthor. It sort of depends on what kind of Luthor they’re going for. Eisenberg was great as Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network and he was great as Magical Mark Zuckerberg in Now You See Me, so him joining the still-untitled Man of Steel sequel seems like a net positive.

Of course, Michael Shannon is a great actor, and he spent half of Man of Steel encased in a weird exoskeleton ranting about the genetic codex. Remember the genetic codex? It was the whole reason anything happened in Man of Steel, a movie which made a lot of money, but I bet if you asked someone who just saw Man of Steel to explain what the genetic codex was, they would stare blankly into space or maybe think you were trying a weird new pick-up line. READ FULL STORY

Stephen Colbert has strong feelings about Jeremy Irons' 'strong feelings' on gay marriage -- VIDEO

While giving an interview to the Huffingay Huffington Post, Jeremy Irons used his lusciously British voice to say that he “doesn’t have a strong feeling either way” about gay marriage — before rattling off a list of his feelings about gay marriage. If they weren’t strong, they were very strange, including this: “Could a father not marry his son? … Men don’t breed, so incest doesn’t cover that. Now if that were so, then if I wanted to pass on my estate without death duties, I could marry my son.”

Let’s all ignore the fact that this is legally impossible and skip straight to when Stephen Colbert makes fun of him in the Report house-style — equally savage and loony. Start the video for the reference to pigs; stay for the reference to wolves.

Take a look at both the HuffPo interview (which begins at 29:50) and takedown below.

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'Downton Abbey,' the Fiesta of TV? Ford defends car over Jeremy Irons' slam -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Downton Abbey fans weren’t the only ones to take offense to Jeremy Irons’ recent remarks about their beloved show. After reading about how the actor dubbed the British series “the Ford Fiesta of television,” the motor company got in touch with EW to set the record straight.

“Jeremy Irons is an great actor. Everyone knows that. But our Fiesta is a great car. Given the situation, we thought it would be best to issue a formal response with something Mr. Irons could appreciate: a ridiculously dressed, Shakespeare-spouting Bard of Ford,” Car Communications Manager Dan Mazei wrote us in an email. “Irons had his chance to respond. Why shouldn’t we?”

Our bad. We never considered the true victim of Irons’ hurtful comments — not the popular period drama, but the poor lime green hatchback that somehow became the actor’s standard for mediocre in the first place. And that’s rich coming from a man who starred in Dungeons & Dragons. So Ford took 24 hours, collected all the Shakespearean garb they could find, and created a brand new mascot to issue their official response. Check out the exclusive video below: READ FULL STORY

Jeremy Irons compares 'Downton Abbey' to a Ford Fiesta

With all the Downton Abbey love out there, it was only a matter of time before the celebrity haters came out of the woodwork. While sitting on a TCA panel for PBS’s Shakespeare Uncovered, Jeremy Irons skewered the popular series, going so far as to compare it to a Ford Fiesta.

“What I’m really excited about with Shakespeare Uncovered is we’ll see some of the best British actors playing Shakespeare,” Irons said, according to The Wrap. “What you can do is to open up to this huge American audience… show them that actually television doesn’t end with Downton Abbey. If you think that’s good, then watch the Shakespeare productions. You’ll see what real writing, what real stories, what real characters are about.” He added: “A Ford Fiesta will get you there and give you a good time. But actually an Aston Martin…”

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