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Tim Burton's Chocolate Factory Insulted Gene Wilder's Original, So Says Gene Himself!

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Gene Wilder apparently has some pretty strong feelings about Tim Burton's remake of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, starring Johnny Depp as ol' Willy boy.

The actor, best known for his role as THE candyman in the 1971 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory film, came clean in an interview Thursday night, speaking up about Tim's take on the Roald Dahl classic.

He said:

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Russell Brand Embraces Willy Wonka And The Beatles For Olympics Closing Ceremony

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Russell Brand is the Walrus!

The British comedian represented his country during the London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony on Sunday night by channeling Willy Wonka and The Beatles.

He took us into a realm of Pure Imagination by singing (above) a few lines from the 1971 musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantasy novel before segueing into a so-so cover of I Am The Walrus.

Not bad, but we would have loved to see his alter ego, Aldous Snow, cover the song with a bit more of a rock star edge.

Or maybe he could have just performed Bangers, Beans & Mash. Ha!

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Oompa Loompa Employee Gunned Down After Stabbing Co-Worker At The Chocolate Factory

WIlly Wonka Chocolate Factory Stabbing, Shooting

Oompa Loompa, do-ba-dee-doo /
We've got a wacky story for you.

Working at a chocolate factory sounds amazeballs, right?

Well even the world's second greatest occupation — number one is quality control at a brothel — occasionally leads to workplace stabbings!!

A Cambodian worker at TCHO Chocolate Factory stabbed his colleague with box cutters.

We hated Tim Burton/John August's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory remake TOO, but that's no reason to resort to violence!!

One SFO police officer described Tuesday's unprovoked attack best. He said:

"He started cutting the victim for no apparent reason."

After which, the suspect fled the crime scene with weapon in hand. Eventually the police put a bullet in his chest.

Come on, guy!

Even if you work next to Veruca Salt on an assembly line, stabbing a coworkers is NEVER cool!!

[Image via Paramount.]

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Catwoman Pepper Sprays Jack Sparrow In Hollywood Brawl

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Only in El Lay…

Some of the characters that troll up and down Hollywood Blvd. got into a huge brawl last week in front of the Kodak Theatre where many tourists visit.

Catwoman, in particular, pepper sprayed a man dressed as Jack Sparrow when the two got into a physical altercation. A second pirate and alien were also allegedly involved in the fight.

Catwoman claims she maced Jack in self-defense because

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Willy Wonka Chewing Gum On Its Way?

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We're still waiting on some legit ever-lasting gobstoppers, but in the meanwhile…this will DEFINITELY do!

Researchers have developed the technology to allow different flavors to be captured inside microscopic capsules, which can release different flavors at different times, which could be used to re-create the gum from the Willy Wonka movies.

The microcapsules were initially designed to deliver drugs to specific parts of the digestive system, but scientists at the Institute of Food Research in Norwich are looking to use them to make Wonka's three-course meal chewing gum into a reality.

Here's what Professor Dave Hart from the Institute had to say about it:

"There are a number of groups here at the Institute who have been working with these capsules to provide a new way of delivering drugs to the colon, which means they have to be able to survive passing through the rest of the digestive system. Researchers in America have been looking at using these capsules as a way of delivering flavor in food. So using it in this way would allow us to provide new experiences for people when eating."

More from Prof. Hart:

"Wonka's fantasy concoction has been nothing but a dream for millions of kids across the world. But science and technology is changing the future of food, and these nanoparticles may hold the answer to creating a three course gourmet gum."

And More:

"Tiny nanostructures within the gum would contain each of the different flavors. These would be broken up and released upon contact with saliva or after a certain amount of chewing – providing a sequential taste explosion as you chew harder."

Professor Tony Dinsmore from the dept. of physics at the University of Massachusetts has developed a technique that allows molecules of particular flavors, vitamins or living cells to be captured inside microscopic capsules before they can be incorporated into the ingredients for food.

The capsules produce an oily shell around the molecules, which prevents them from mixing with other ingredients, and allows the flavors to be kept separate.

Well, we suppose we understand HOW it's possible to put a three-course meal into chewing gum…now we want to try it!

We'll look forward to hearing progress on the real life version of Willy Wonka's chewing gum.

[Image via WENN.]

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Willy Wonka Starts A Real Golden Ticket Contest!

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Though, none of the prizes involve shooting out of a glass building with Gene Wilder in an elevator. That makes it considerably disappointing.

Regardless, Nestle, owner of the Wonka Chocolate, is launching a real-life golden ticket contest in promotion of it's new Exceptionals line. Ten grand prize winners and their three best friends get to take a trip around the world with $12,500!

That's pretty sweet!

Other prizes include movie certificates, airline vouchers, Ticketmaster gift cards, and free yummy chocolate!

We're about to get Veruca Salt all over this shiz! We want to jet around the globe!

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