Sister Mary Eunice returns
Earlier today we learned officially that Neil Patrick Harris will appear this season on American Horror Story: Freak Show and right now, we learn more exciting casting news for Freak Show. Actress Lily Rabe, who played the role of Sister Mary Eunice on the second season of American Horror Story: Asylum, has been confirmed to reprise her Asylum role on Freak Show this season. Actress Naomi Grossman has reprised her Asylum role (Pepper) on Freak Show this season so I guess Rabe is being brought on the show as another connective thread between the seasons. This casting is so meta, it hurts. More »
And he's bringing his husband David Burtka with him
Back in July, Ryan Murphy teased that actor Neil Patrick Harris MIGHT make an appearance on the current season of American Horror Story: Freak Show IF the timing of his schedule could be sorted out. Since that time, it was announced that NPH will host next year’s Academy Awards and at a later date, will host his own variety show on NBC. But even with these two HUGE time commitments, it has finally been confirmed that Neil will, indeed, appear on Freak Show this season … and he is bringing his new husband David Burtka onto the show with him. More »
Hello there, daddy
Last month we learned that Ryan Gosling became a first-time father when his babymama Eva Mendes gave birth to their daughter. Earlier this month, we learned that Eva and Ryan decided to name their baby girl Esmerelda Amada. All this time, Ryan has been totally out of the public eye, very likely doting on his newborn daughter … until now. Ryan surfaced earlier today on the Atlanta, GA set of his new film … and as you can see below, the DILF looks extremely hot in his ’70s era attire. Have a look. More »
Supa dupa creepy.
So I was just reading about a new movie starring Megan Fox and James Franco. Zeroville sounds really intriguing—Franco is going to play some creepy, weirdo guy (ahem) living in Hollywood in 1969, and Fox will play his love interest/new obsession. Franco recently shared a photo on Instagram, and I was not prepared. Click inside for more!
Meet the new Sally
Back in August we learned that actress Emma Stone would be making her Broadway debut when she joins the current production of Cabaret and today, courtesy of the New York Times, we get our first look at Emma in costume as Sally Bowles. The NYT has published a great feature on Emma‘s new stint on Broadway, including a great interview. Click below to read excerpts and see Emma‘s incarnation of Sally as she will appear on the Broadway stage. More »
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Ellen, Chris, Julia ... then NPH
Last week we learned the brilliant news that actor/showman Neil Patrick Harris signed on to host the 87th annual Academy Awards next year but today we learn that Neil wasn’t the Academy‘s first choice for host. In fact, he was the 4th choice for the gig … behind Ellen DeGeneres (who was the first choice, who was reportedly BEGGED to host again) and a couple of other funny folks. Personally, I think NPH is the ONLY choice to host the Oscars next year but, apparently, the Academy believed otherwise. More »
SO MUCH YES IT HURTS!
AHHHH! I have the best casting news to pass along today … Michelle Trachtenberg, the actress who played Dawn Summers on the long-running series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, has just been added to the cast of Sleepy Hollow on Fox. It’s unknown if Michelle will be featured in more than one episode but we do know that she will play First Lady Abigail Adams in an upcoming episode … which does sound limiting but I’ll take what I can get. Read on for more deets about this exciting piece of casting news. More »
LOL! You know Jill Zarin is PISSED!
At the start of this month, we heard a rumor that Bethenny Frankel had signed on to return for the next season of The Real Housewives of New York City on Bravo (the show that made her reality TV show superstar) but Frankel was quick to chime in on the rumors to muddy the waters and cast doubt on her return (as you may recall, she never actually said that she wasn’t returning but she did her best to make it sound like it was possible the the rumor was unfounded). Welp, today we learn that the guesswork is over … Bravo has released today a press release that formally announces Bethenny‘s return to RHONY next season … which is only the best news ever for the Bravo TV reality show. More »
SPOILER ALERT WARNING
Filming production continues on the Michigan set of the upcoming sequel film Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and today we learn of a MAJOR casting spoiler leak that has been revealed by an extra who broke the confidentiality agreement they signed to appear in the film. Because extras get paid very little money, they are sometimes swayed by the promise of money elsewhere if they divulge secrets from movie sets. For the most part, major spoilers about the overall plot of Dawn of Justice have been kept under wraps but because the movie is still 1 1/2 years away from release, there is plenty of opportunities for spoiler details to come out. Speaking on the condition of anonymity, an extra has revealed to a Detroit-area TV station that a major, previously unannounced, character from the DC Comics universe will be included in Dawn of Justice. We already know that Wonder Woman will be featured in the movie and it’s very likely that Aquaman and The Flash may be featured as well … so there are a LOT of DC characters on tap to appear in the movie. But this new information about another major DC Comics character appearing in the movie is so significant that I fell compelled to pass along the info with all y’all. If you are unconcerned about spoilers and you want to know who the character is, please proceed below. More »
His Purple Majesty Prince has signed on to be the musical guest for an upcoming episode of Saturday Night Live and comedian Chris Rock (an SNL alum) has been tapped to serve as host. This, surely, has to be the best news I’ve heard all week. Dr. Funkenberry, always on point with the Prince scoops, reports that Rock and Prince, with new group 3rdEyeGirl in tow, will take over Saturday Night Live on November 1. People, there aren’t enough WOOT!s in the world to convey my happiness at hearing this news. More »