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Cillian Murphy was nearly a Cork Batman... it's The Dredge

Dowtcha boy. The very best of the day’s celebrity dirt…

How Cillian would probably act as Batman, like.
How Cillian would probably act as Batman, like.
Image: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

EVERY WEEKDAY MORNING, rounds up the best of the day’s celebrity dirt – from the top to the very bottom.

#DOWTCHA BOY: Cillian Murphy was almost Batman instead of Christian Bale. Yes, Cork nearly had its very own Batman. To call our own, like.

He was so close to becoming the Caped Crusader during the casting process for Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins that they let him try on the Batsuit. What was it like?

Hot and roomy.

According to 28 Days Later director Danny Boyle, Murphy was down to the last two in casting the movie – in which he eventually played The Scarecrow.

Murphy says he’s blacked out the casting process, saying: “Weirdly, I can’t even remember doing that screen test. Maybe it was too overwhelming.” (The Times via ONTD)

#NIALL SCORAN: Niall Horan is the best kisser in One Direction. Yes, even better than Harry Styles.

That’s according to Louis Tomlinson, who (presumably) added fuel to the fire of his fans’ fantasies by rating his bandmates’ shifting skill. “Niall’s the best kisser in the band,” he said.

Horan is also a “secret ladies’ man”, his bandmates said. Liam Payne concluded:

He gets about, bless him.

G’wan the lad from Mullingar. (EntertainmentWise)

One Direction: This Is Us Premiere - New York Niall Horan, smacking his lips in anticipation. Source: Empics Entertainment

#OFF ON ONE: Lee Ryan from Blue went on a mad Twitter rant and predicted the apocalypse. Why? Well, it’s to do with badgers. Yes, badgers.

A little context: the UK government has organised a cull of the badger population in some areas in an attempt to control tuberculosis in cattle. Lee Ryan from Blue is not happy.

So now.

And the rest of the day’s dirt…

  • Taylor Swift and David Beckham are starring alongside each other in a new movie. (Mirror)
  • Disgraced DJ Dr Laura went on a wild rant about Miley Cyrus twerking. (ONTD)
  • Rosie Huntingdon-Whitely and Jason Statham are officially ‘on a break’. (Mail Online)
  • Harry Potter (OK, Daniel Radcliffe) had to find 100 snakes. (ONTD)
  • Here’s Justin Bieber juggling some macaroons. (YouTube)

Yesterday’s Dredge: ‘Brezanna’ is now officially a thing>

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