Colbert was visibly frustrated in one of the rare moments he’s stumped in Tolkien trivia, but still ended up smiling ear to ear.
<strong>EXCLUSIVE</strong>: Dominic Monaghan is joining the cast of <em>Star Wars: Episode IX, </em>Not sure what role he will be playing, but he’s set, and it reunites him with J.J. Abrams, with whom he did the ABC series <em> Lost</em>. It is also Monaghan’s second billion dollar franchise. He came to fame playing Merry, one of Frodo’s wingman in all three installments of the Peter Jackson-directed <em>The Lord of the Rings</em> trilogy. It is not that surprising that Monaghan might end up in the <em>Star Wars</em>…
Yesterday, we brought you news about a recent photo shoot featuring a number of the original stars from Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy, including Viggo Mortensen, Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, and Dominic Monaghan — the last of whom publicized this reunion via his Instagram account (as seen below). They have a cave troll.
It was a little more than 13 years ago that Peter Jackson completed his epic fantasy trilogy with The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, the 2003 finale that went on to win Best Picture and Best Director Oscars (the first sequel to do so since 1974’s The Godfather Part II). As People first reported, a series of new Instagram posts by Dominic Monaghan — who played hobbit Merry Brandybuck in the series — reveals that many of the LoTR principals recently reunited, including Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom, and Billy Boyd.
Dominic Monaghan says he’s often asked which of his under-the-radar films would he recommend most. Now, however, the 39-year-old Brit and alum of Lord of the Rings and Lost has a different response: his new low-budget psychological thriller Pet, which he describes as “Fatal Attraction meets (500) Days of Summer.” In the film, Monaghan is Seth, a lonely employee at an animal shelter who cooks up a twisted dish of revenge when he’s dissed by Holly (Ksenia Solo), a former high school crush he reconnects with years later. Monaghan dropped by Yahoo Studios Monday for a Facebook Live interview (watch above), where we talked about Pet, why there are so few female characters on Sesame Street, and a few other random subjects.
Snapchat has turned the selfie into a new art form, so we asked TV’s hottest celebrities to say cheese — then doodle on themselves! We TV stars from Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira to The Office’s Jenna Fischer to Lost’s Dominic Monaghan to take Snapchat selfies, autograph them, and give the pics their own unique spin. Celebrities really are just like us, since emojis are very popular (everyone loves the top hat!). And of course, there’s someone who put devil horns on their head.
Actor who played hungry hobbit Merry remembers seeing late rock legend during his audition at Hubbard’s, a casting agency in London.
On Thursday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, Dominic Monaghan came by to talk about his show Wild Things in which he plays with dangerous animals in exotic places. They showed a clip of Dominic playing with a snake that tried to bite both him and the camera. Jimmy asked what was the most dangerous animal he had encountered. Dominic replied, “Probably the black mamba. ...