Hugh Jackman Apologizes To The Actor Who Was Originally Supposed To Play Wolverine

It’s hard to imagine anyone else other than Hugh Jackman (aka Huge Jacked Man) playing Wolverine in the X-Men films. The man grabbed hold of the role and absolutely ran with it, churning out some OK, to not-so-great, to bad, to an ultimately amazing film about everyone’s favorite grumpy mutant.

And although the role absolutely belongs to Hugh, even if he admits he’s “too tall” to play the muscular little harbinger of death, it wasn’t always Jackman’s role. That’s right, Fox originally pegged Dougray Scott for the role.

If you’re trying to remember who Scott is, he’s the handsome Scotsman who played the main villain in Mission Impossible 2. Watch him dramatically grab this scarf from blowing away in the wind.

He also had a motorcycle duel with Tom Cruise in the movie, but let’s not dwell on that awesomeness too much.

It was, in fact, Scott’s shoots in Mission Impossible 2 that went over schedule, and ultimately cost him the role of Wolverine. Hugh was there to nab it and now, over 17 years later, the man has left a cinematic legacy that’s basically defined his career and earned both himself and production companies a lot of money.

Jackman went on to talk about someone else taking up the claws as Wolverine, and hopes that when that time comes he’s able to let go of the role gracefully.

As for Scott, although he’s not a household name like Jackman, the actor’s had a career of consistent work in some cool projects, including the Netflix Werewolf series Hemlock Grove. Currently he’s in a new adaptation of The Woman in White, gothic TV mini-series. Although it’s easy to sit around and wonder what could have been, Scott doesn’t seem to allow himself to get too worked up over missing out on the role, chalking it up to it being the nature of the business.

At least he was a good sport about it!

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Alexa Will Now Play 'Baby-Making' Music For You, In Case You Need An AI Wingman

Amazon unveiled 500 new voice commands for its virtual assistant Alexa this week, and that includes the ability to make Alexa play music that’s catered to your mood. And one of those moods is for sensual times.

That’s right—now you can ask Alexa to play “baby-making music” or “hooking up music” AND SHE WILL. Now, not to compare two strong, intelligent women, but has SIRI ever been this good of a wingman? I don’t think so.

Alexa still doesn’t understand commands for “music for sex” or “music for Netflix and chill,” as Mashable learned. You have to get as specific as “baby-making,” but STILL.

I asked my Alexa, via my Amazon Echo, to play “baby-making music” and she put on “Surprise Party” by Hoodie Allen. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

I don’t know if it inspired me to be amorous, but my dog did start looking my foot, so who knows. Personally, I’m just going to continue asking Alexa to play trashy mid-2000s hip hop songs.

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Toddler Uses Amazon Alexa To Play 'Digger Digger' And Gets Very NSFW Response

Amazon Alexa is one of the gadgets that everyone has to own this Christmas. Basically, it’s an AI that you can ask to do pretty much anything. From ordering items off the internet, turn the lights off and on, and in the case of one family, playing music.

Reddit user zevets got his own Alexa for Christmas, and the kids are obsessed with it. His toddler likes to yell at it to play “Digger Digger” which I assume is a song the kids are listening to these days. That was until it returned a very inappropriate response. There’s some NSFW language in the video, so you have been warned. 

STOP ALEXA! STOP! 

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