The Water Cooler: Jan. 25

Filming begins for Wikileaks movie

DreamWorks Studios announced filming has begun on a movie about WikiLeaks, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the website’s founder, Julian Assange.

Laura Linney, Anthony Mackie and Dan Stevens are among the cast.

The film is due for release in November.


Shakira welcomes first baby

Singer Shakira and soccer player boyfriend Gerard Pique welcomed their first son on Tuesday in Barcelona, Spain.

The couple named the baby Milan, after its meaning, according to the singer’s website. The word means dear, loving and gracious in Slavic; eager and laborious in Ancient Roman and unification in Sanskrit.

Shakira first met Pique in 2010.


Beyonce lip syncs National Anthem

A spokesperson for the U.S. Marine Band told news outlets on Tuesday that Beyonce lip synced the National Anthem for Barack Obama’s Presidential Inauguration.

Marine Corps spokesman Capt. Gregory Wolf said because there was no opportunity for her to rehearse with the band, a live performance by the band was ill-advised. They used a pre-recorded track instead.


Duhamel to host Kids’ Choice Awards

Josh Duhamel, star of “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” is going to host Nickelodeon’s 26th annual Kids’ Choice Awards.

The award show will be broadcast from the Galen Center in Los Angeles, Calif., on March 23. Last year’s show received more than 6.2 million views with hose Will Smith.

Information and photos from The Associated Press.

Compiled by Anna Taylor, Features Editor.