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Carly Rae Jepsen Has Been Cast To Play Frenchy In ‘Grease Live’

The New Beauty School Drop Out

WAAAAY back in January, we learned that Fox cast actresses Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens as Sandy and Rizzo respectively in their forthcoming live musical adaptation of Grease. Over the summer, it was revealed that actor Aaron Tveit has been cast in the role of Danny Zuko. Today we learn more casting news about Grease Live … including the somewhat surprising news that pop star Carly Rae Jepsen has been cast as beloved beauty school drop out Frenchy. To be honest, altho her casting is unexpected, I ain’t mad at it. Read on to find out who else has been cast in the upcoming live musical production of Grease Live. More »

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RUMOR Has It That Hayden Christensen May Reprise His Role As Darth Vader In New ‘Star Wars’ Movies

Rogue One? Episode VIII?

OK, so we need to really settle down and take this new rumor with a huge grain of salt BUT, it is being reported today that actor Hayden Christensen might be appearing in an upcoming new Star Wars movie as Darth Vader … or, at least, very evil Anakin Skywalker. We know that the first Star Wars spin-off movie, Rogue One, began filming in August and the next main Star Wars movie Episode VIII begins filming this month so … if Hayden really is going to reprise his role as Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker, he’ll be reporting for duty soon. Click below to read the deets of this interesting casting rumor and see what you think. More »

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Yasss: Anjelica Huston Joins ‘Transparent’ Season Two So It’s About To Be Lit

The body is ready

Every time I read a new story with details about Season Two of Amazon’s Transparent, there’s a certain point where I actually have to tell myself to calm down. Calm down Shannon. There’s never gonna be another Season One. Just calm down. So as I read this new bit of casting news, I talked myself down from the heights of Transparent fandom, and reminded myself not to get my hopes up in ridiculous ways. But yeah, no. Anjelica Huston is coming to Transparent Season Two and I CANNNOOOOOTTTTTTTTTT! Click inside for more!
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ABC Releases Official Cast Photos For ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Season 21

Chaka! Nick! Tamar! FTW!

Last week we learned which stars will be competing in the forthcoming 21st season of Dancing with the Stars on ABC and today we get to see the official promo photos of the stars paired up with their professional dance partners. As I mentioned before, I’m rooting for Chaka Khan, Tamar Braxton or Nick Carter from Backstreet Boys to win the Mirrorball Trophy this season … the rest of the “stars” and racist Paula Deen are just not on my radar. But, I’m sure, the success of this year’s contestants will hinge as much on popularity as it does on talent so we’ll have to wait and see which of these contestants will be able to charm the viewers into voting for them on the show. Who are you rooting for? Tune in to ABC on September 14 to see if your fave star has got what it takes to win the 21st season of DWTS.

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Cate Blanchett Will Reportedly Play Lucille Ball In A New Biopic Film

Written by Aaron Sorkin

The Wrap is reporting exclusively that Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett has been tapped to star in an authorized biopic film about the life of Lucille Ball that will be written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin. The film will feature involvement by Ball‘s children, Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr., and will focus on her 20-year marriage to Desi Arnaz. Altho not an original story, per se, I am completely in love with the idea of telling Lucille Ball‘s story in a serious biopic film. She remains, undoubtedly, one of the greatest comic actors of the past century and remains an absolute inspiration to fans of her work. Cate as Lucy just sounds so perfect, I’m shocked that no one thought of the casting before now. More »

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The Cast Of ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Season 21 Has Been Revealed

Yay Chaka, Nick & Tamar! Boo Paula, Everyone Else

A new television season means another round of the competitive reality TV show Dancing with the Stars is upon us and today we learn which stars will be competing for the Mirrorball Trophy for the forthcoming 21st season of the show. Earlier this week it was leaked that Bindi Irwin (daughter of the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin), Nick Carter (of Backstreet Boys) and Paula Deen (noted racist) have been added to the DWTS season 21 cast. Today, on Good Morning America, the full cast line-up for the show was revealed which includes legendary singer Chaka Khan, reality TV star/singer Tamar Braxton, former The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak and others. Honestly, Dancing with the Stars isn’t a show that I watch at all but as a pop culture fan, I can’t help but be interested in the folks they manage to dig up to feature on the show. Click below to see the full list of stars competing this season on DWTS and find out which professional dancers they have been partnered with. More »

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Confirmed: Jessica Lange Will Appear On ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’

Reports of her 'AHS' retirement have been greatly exaggerated are complete b.s.

Back in October of 2013, Jessica Lange revealed to the world her desire to “retire” from acting and give up her lead role on the FX drama American Horror Story. Then, we learned out that her retirement from acting wouldn’t be absolute, that she would take on acting roles that appealed to her from time to time. Then, we found out that Jessica has teamed up with AHS creator Ryan Murphy for a Broadway show. Then, we found out that Jessica has decided to remain open to appearing on AHS again. Today we learn that she will definitely be appearing in the new season of the show, American Horror Story: Hotel. The official Facebook page for the show made the announcement that Lange will be “checking in” this season … which really means that she never really retired from the show after all. More »

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‘Entertainment Weekly’ Welcomes You To The Hotel Cortez In ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’

"It’s a different tone. But it’s still the show"

The cast of American Horror Story: Hotel is featured on the cover and in the pages of this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine, with it’s new lead star Lady Gaga front and center. The new season of the show is the focus of this issue and as you can see in the gallery presented here, we get our first look at the various characters who will be introduced and featured on the show. Ryan Murphy tells EW magazine that this season of AHS will have a different tone without Jessica Lange as the lead actress but he promises that it will still be American Horror Story. Click through the gallery to see actors like Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Naomi Campbell, Max Greenfield, Evan Peters and more in character as they will appear on AHS: Hotel and then click below to learn more about the storyline of the show, direct from creator Ryan Murphy himself. More »

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Chris Hemsworth Surfaces In Costume On The Set Of ‘Ghostbusters’

Meet the Receptionist

Back in June we learned that actor Chris Hemsworth has been cast in the role of the receptionist in the forthcoming female reboot of Ghostbusters and today we get to see Chris in action, in costume, on set. As you may recall, we’ve previously seen the main cast of Ghostbusters in costume but at last, we get to see Hemsworth all gussied up for his role in the movie. As you can see below, Chris is wearing a Ghostbusters uniform but my guess is that it’s not an outfit that he will wear for very long in the movie (he is, after all, just the receptionist). Click below to see this first photo of Chris Hemsworth in Ghostbusters looking all ghostbustery. More »

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Dolph Lundgren Surfaces On The Set Of ‘Kindergarten Cop 2′

Yes, it's really happening

Back in June, we learned that plans were in the works for a straight-to-video sequel of the 1990 movie Kindergarten Cop which, as you should be well aware, stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as an undercover cop posing as a kindergarten teacher. Today we get to see the first photos from the set of Kindergarten Cop 2 which will NOT star Arnold (we knew this already) but will star Dolph Lundgren as the undercover cop turned kindergarten teacher … which is basically the same thing. Have a look below at Dolph on the set of KC2 and see what you think on this “fresh” take of the old movie. More »

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