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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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Rihanna Is Joining ‘The Voice’ This Season As An Advior

She will join Gwen Stefani and Pharrell on season 9

Rihanna may be hard NOT at work on releasing her much anticipated next album … which means she has plenty of time to do other stuff … like appearing on competitive reality TV shows like The Voice. As you may know, Gwen Stefani, Pharrell, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will be the main judges in the upcoming 9th season of the show and today we learn that they will be joined by none other than Rihanna this season. Rihanna won’t appear on The Voice as a judge but she will appear as an advisor to the judges … which means, I think, she will impart her musical knowledge on The Voice judges as they seek to find talent on the show … or something to that effect. More »

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Common, Ne-Yo & Elijah Kelley Have Been Added To The Cast Of ‘The Wiz Live!’

The Emerald City gatekeeper, The Tin Man & Scarecrow respectively

Last week we learned which actors have been added to the cast of NBC‘s upcoming live musical adaptation of The Wiz Live! in the roles of Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion as well as the roles of Glinda and Addaperle, the witches of Oz. Today we learn that actors Common, Ne-Yo and Elijah Kelley have also been added to the cast of The Wiz Live! Kelley will play the role of the Scarecrow (which is the role that Michael Jackson played in the movie version of the musical), Ne-Yo will play the Tin Man and Common will play the role of the Bouncer, who is the gatekeeper of the Emerald City of Oz. This latest round of casting news fills in the final blanks of the major characters in this production of The Wiz. More »

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Here Is Our First Look At Black Panther, On The Set Of ‘Captain America: Civil War’

The first sighting of Black Panther ever in a Marvel movie

Back in October of last year, we got our first look at what the Marvel Comics superhero character Black Panther will look like when he makes his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe when the first concept promo image of the character was released during the unveiling event of the next batch of Marvel Studios movies. Today we get our first look at Black Panther as he will actually appear in his first Marvel Studios movies, thanks to set photos snapped of actor Chadwick Boseman in costume as Black Panther / T’Challa on the set of Captain America: Civil War (currently filming in Berlin, Germany). Click below to get your first look at Black Panther in action in his first MCU movie and learn some deets about the stunt scene Boseman filmed for the cameras. More »

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Here Is Our First Look At Golden Age Flash Jay Garrick On The CW’s ‘The Flash’

"Get ready for worlds to collide"

The season finale of the debut season of The Flash last spring teased the fact that the forthcoming second season of the show on The CW will introduce Earth-Two and DC Comics characters from alternate timelines … including the original, golden age version of The FlashJay Garrick. Today we get our first look at what The Flash / Jay Garrick will look like when he appears alongside The Flash / Barry Allen in the new season of The Flash. A promo image that contrasts a comic book cover that features both versions of The Flash with the characters as they will be seen on the show has been released and, as you can see below, it gives us our first look at the superhero speedsters in action. Have a look. More »

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Britney Spears Will Guest Star On ‘Jane The Virgin’ This Season

"See u at the Marbella Hotel soon"

Last weekend we learned that our dear Britney Spears is back in Las Vegas, NV hard at work entertaining audiences with her concert residency Britney: Piece of Me at the Axis Theater inside the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino. Today we learn that Britney‘s hard work will continue this fall with a guest appearance on the hit CW series Jane the Virgin. The CW announced yesterday that Britney will be making an appearance on Jane the Virgin, a fact that Britney confirmed via Twitter after the initial announcement was made. Click below to read what was said about Britney‘s upcoming guest appearance on Jane the Virgin and see a really cute photo of Britney and her mom Lynne at brunch yesterday, right around the time news of her guest spot was announced. More »

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Watch: Winona Ryder Re-Confirms That She Will Appear In The Forthcoming ‘Beetlejuice’ Sequel

“Um, I think I can confirm it"

Back in December, director Tim Burton confirmed that he was working on plans for a sequel film to Beetlejuice and confirmed that Winona Ryder would be returning to reprise her role in the film. Last night, Ryder was a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers and she was asked if she could confirm that she will be appearing in the Beetlejuice sequel. At first she seemed hesitant but she did go on to re-confirm what Tim Burton had already confirmed by confirming what he already confirmed. So, if you had any lingering doubt as to whether or not Winona Ryder will really be appearing in the forthcoming sequel to Beetlejuice, linger no longer … Winona‘s Beetlejuice 2 casting has now been confirmed twice. Click below to watch video of Ryder‘s appearance on Late Night last night re-confirming what was already confirmed before. More »

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