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Jonathan Knight Of New Kids On The Block Will Compete On The Next Season Of ‘The Amazing Race’

With his boyfriend Harley Rodriguez

Jonathan Knight, the extremely shy member of New Kids on the Block who publicly came out as gay back in 2011, has been revealed as one of the contestants on the upcoming season of The Amazing Race on CBS. Jonathan will be competing against the other contestants with his boyfriend of 6 years Harley Rodriguez. For the first time in the show’s history, 5 teams will meet on the first day of the competition and will play as teams who have just met for the first time. Click below to learn more about the new season of The Amazing Race and see the first promo video for the new season. More »

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E! Releases The First Promo Photo For The New Incarnation Of ‘Fashion Police’

Featuring new castmembers Kathy Griffin & Brad Goreski

Last month we learned that Kathy Griffin had signed on to replace the late Joan Rivers on the E! TV series Fashion Police and today we get to see the first promo photo released for the newly reconfigured cast of the show. Joining Fashion Police veterans Giuliana Rancic and Kelly Osbourne on the show is Kathy Griffin and celebrity stylist Brad Goreski … all seen in this first photo embracing like old friends. Check out the new look of Fashion Police below. More »

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Watch: Neil Patrick Harris Joins The ‘Freak Show’ In This New ‘American Horror Story’ Promo Video

'Magical Thinking'
"Magic is about distracting an audience"

Way back in July, we first heard rumblings that actor Neil Patrick Harris might be making a guest appearance on the current season of American Horror Story: Freak Show. In October, we learned that NPH officially signed on to appear on the show and earlier this month we learned he filmed his scenes. Today we get to see the new promo video for the next episode of Freak Show which will feature Neil‘s debut on the show. AHS won’t return with this new ep, titled Magical Thinking, until January 7 but this minute-long preview video gives us a nice taste of what to expect.

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Kiefer Sutherland Says He Is Finished Playing Jack Bauer In ’24′

"I don't see going back to it."

After he reprised his role as Jack Bauer for a new season of 24 earlier in the year, Kiefer Sutherland gave an interview in August that seemed to suggest that he was very interested in coming back for another season of the show as early as next year. Today, tho, we are hearing from Kiefer again but this time, he is staying that he doesn’t see himself stepping into the role of Jack Bauer ever again. It’s unclear if this change in attitude is a result of disinterest in a new season of 24 from the network or if he’s just over playing the role but it sounds like the 24 saga has finally come to an end. More »

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Tim Burton Officially Confirms The ‘Beetlejuice’ Sequel, Confirms Winona Ryder’s Return

“Oh yeah, oh yeah. Yeah yeah, oh yeah.”

In October of 2013, rumor had it that Tim Burton was seriously considering directing a sequel to the 1988 film Beetlejuice. Shortly thereafter, it was rumored that Winona Ryder was close to signing on to reprise her role as Lydia for the sequel. Today we hear from Tim Burton himself that YES, Bettlejuice 2 is actually happening and YES, Winona Ryder is coming back for the sequel. More »

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Former Pussycat Dolls Frontwoman, Nicole Scherzinger, Is Starring In A Production Of ‘Cats’ In London

Look what the 'Cats' dragged in

Nicole Scherzinger, who has sought fame as the lead doll of the Pussycat Dolls, as a solo artist and as a judge on the British version of The X-Factor, is making another attempt at success in the entertainment biz with a leading role in a new London production of the Andrew Lloyd Weber musical Cats. Scherzy stars as Grizabella the Glamour Cat in this revival of the musical and, apparently, is getting pretty decent reviews in the role. Now, everyone knows that Cats is the musical that everyone likes to make fun of but … hey, a gig is a gig. If Lindsay Lohan can find success in a London stage play, then why can’t Nicole do the same? More »

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Disney Releases Digital Trading Cards To Reveal The Names Of The New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Characters

Bubblegum not included

When the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens was released last month, absolutely every single frame was immediately scrutinized for information about the forthcoming film. One of the biggest questions, tho, couldn’t be answered from just watching the clip over and over … what are the names of these new Star Wars characters? Today, we have that answer. Disney has released a batch of digital trading cards (by way of Entertainment Weekly magazine) that feature scenes from the teaser that list the names of the new Star Wars characters introduced in the first teaser. That little rolling ball droid? Its name is BB-8. The sith lord with the sweet new lightsaber? His (Her?) name is Kylo Ren. Click through the gallery presented here to see all of the digital trading cards and learn the names of the rest of the new characters introduced in the first teaser for The Force Awakens.

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Here Is Your First Look At Ewan McGregor As Jesus Christ

A Holy Man / A Demon

Not content with merely showing Noah as a Caucasian man or Moses as a Caucasian man, Hollywood is next planning to show Jesus Christ himself as a Caucasian man, too. Ewan McGregor has been cast as Jesus and the Devil in an upcoming film titled Last Days in the Desert that will tell the story of the 40 days and 40 nights that Jesus spent suffering in the desert before he decided to die for the sins of mankind. Today, we get our first look at Ewan as Jesus in the just-released promo image from the film that has been made available to us by Entertainment Weekly magazine. Meet your savior below, y’all. More »

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Lifetime Is Producing A Mini-Series Sequel To ‘The Omen’ Titled ‘Damien’

The Antichrist is all Growed Up

Lifetime TV has been on fire lately with their made-for-TV movies. This year alone they brought us The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story, an unauthorized movie about Brittany Murphy, a horrendous biopic about the life of Aaliyah and they even gave Grumpy Cat her own Xmas special. In January they will bring us the Angela Bassett-directed biopic on the life of Whitney Houston and later in the year, a mini-series sequel to the horror film The Omen. This new mini-series titled Damien will focus on the life of the Antichrist as he grows into adulthood. Doesn’t this sound so charming? More »

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Mark Hamill Will, Once Again, Portray The Trickster On ‘The Flash’

He is reprising his role from the 1990 version of 'The Flash'

Back in 1990, when the original superhero TV series The Flash debuted on television, Star Wars actor Mark Hamill appeared on the show as the villain The Trickster. Altho the show was short-lived, Hamill‘s brilliant Joker-like performance as The Trickster caught the attention of producers of Batman: The Animated Series and cast his voice in the role of The Joker. Cut to the new TV series The Flash currently on The CW and news today that Hamill will reprise his role as The Trickster in an upcoming episode of the new TV show. To me, this is absolutely inspired casting news!!! More »

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