First Dibs: Is Gisele Bundchen Still The Highest Paid Supermodel In The World?

Could Thor play the Hulk? Is Saoirse Ronan going to play The Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age of Ultron? Why did J. J. Abrams pick Englishman Benedict Cumberbatch to play a Sikh in Star Trek Into Darkness?

  • Gisele Bundchen is still the highest paid model in the world, but Miranda Kerr is hot on her heels. Bundchen’s earnings were down this year, while Kerr’s were way up. [Forbes]
  • Hulk Hogan wants Thor star Chris Hemsworth to play him in a biopic. Hogan explained, “I think we need a serious, serious actor that knows what he’s doing.” [US Magazine]
  • Speaking of Avengers, Saoirse Ronan was Marvel’s favorite to play The Scarlet Witch in the upcoming Avengers sequel, but has turned down the star-making role. Elizabeth Olsen is said to be the new frontrunner to play Wanda Maximoff. [Bleeding Cool]
  • On the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness Blu-ray, J.J. Abrams finally addresses complaints about casting caucasian actor Benedict Cumberbatch as the Sikh character (who had originally been played by a Latino) Khan. What it amounts to is that Cumberbatch “was so damn good.” [MTV News]

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