A few weeks ago a British tabloid suggested that Jack Black, Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy were in the running to play Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit, and being the douchebags they are people fell for it even though Guillermo del Toro said that casting wouldn’t be revealed until next year. Then an even bigger douchebag reporter asked Jack Black if it were true. He replied by thwacking them across the face and shouting “STOP BEING A DOUCHEBAG OF COURSE ITS NOT TRUE”.
People should learn that if a British tabloid is reporting that Harry Potter will play Bilbo Baggins, then the other names they suggest in the same sentence are probably bullcrap too. However, because people liked the suggestion of James McAvoy they stuck with it, and now McAvoy himself has denied the rumours:
“it’s not true by the way, it’s all internet rumoring and nothing else I’m afraid. Sorry.”
Moral of the story: Don’t believe British tabloids. I should know, I’m British.
Second Moral of the story: Just because you like what a British tabloid spews out doesn’t make it true!