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Jared Leto Just Cut Off His Long Hair And Shaved Off His Shaggy Beard

Here comes the Joker

When last we saw Jared Leto, he was still rockin’ his super long Jesus-like locks and his Jesus-like shaggy beard on Oscar night. Today we learn that Jared got a lot of his hair chopped off and all of his beard shaved off in preparation for his role as The Joker in the upcoming DC Comics movie Suicide Squad. As you may recall, we learned previously that Leto signed on to play The Joker in the anti-hero movie Suicide Squad and to prep for the role, he’s been bulking up. It turns out that the final stage of preparation before filming stars was to cut off all of his hair. Click below to see the two photos shared by Suicide Squad director David Ayer that show us what Jared Leto looks like now that he’s been shorn and shaved. More »

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Helen Slater & Dean Cain Join The Cast Of The New ‘Supergirl’ TV Series

The original Supergirl and a beloved Superman

Earlier this week we learned that actress Calista Flockhart joined the cast of the new Supergirl TV series coming to CBS as Cat Grant, the boss of Kara Zor-El. Today we learn much more exciting casting news about this new Supergirl series. Helen Slater, the actress who played Supergirl in the 1984 film, and Dean Cain, the actor who played Superman in the ’90s TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, have also been added to the Supergirl cast. At this point, we don’t know which roles they’ll play nor do we know if they’ll be series regulars … but having the original Supergirl and one of the most beloved Superman actors in this new Supergirl TV series sounds like an excellent idea to me :) More »

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Kristen Stewart Joins Michelle Williams And Laura Dern In A New Ensemble Film

She'll play a lawyer-turned-teacher

It’s official. Nobody is allowed to roll their eyes and sigh anymore, in response to a new Kristen Stewart film. Just kidding—this is not an official, worldwide decree. But after learning about her big Cesar win, I’m excited for her new projects. This particular project sounds really cool. Stewart will be playing a lawyer-turned-teacher in an untitled indie drama. She’ll be joining a few actors I really like, so click inside for more!

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Leonardo DiCaprio Will Play A Man With 24 Different Personalities

Billy Milligan was a rapist with multiple personality disorder

Well, this should be interesting… and perhaps even Oscar-worthy. Leonardo DiCaprio must be incredibly excited right now (and not just because he’s been uh kickin’ it with Rihanna), as he’s had his eye on this project and role for about two decades now. Billy Milligan was the first person to ever use multiple personality disorder as a criminal defense. In the 1970s he was charged with robbery and raping three women on the Ohio State University campus. The story is really interesting (and a little bit terrifying), and I suspect it will make for a good film. Click inside for more!

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Kelly Osbourne Just Quit ‘Fashion Police’ On E!

She has had it

Welp, it sounds like the Giuliana Rancic / Zendaya hair controversy was the last straw for Kelly Osbourne because she just quit as co-host of Fashion Police on E! Apparently, Kelly has been having problems with Fashion Police producers ever since the show resumed taping with Kathy Griffin after the death of Joan Rivers. When the Giuliana / Zendaya thing happened, Kelly voiced her displeasure with the show on Twitter … and today decided enough is enough. She went and quit the show for good. More »

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Here Is Our First Look At Actor Eddie Redmayne As Lili Elbe In His New Film ‘The Danish Girl’

Gunning for another Oscar?

Eddie Redmayne walked away from The Academy Awards this past Sunday night with an Oscar for his brilliant work in The Theory of Everything. Today we learn that Eddie has a new film coming our way titled The Danish Girl which will feature the young actor in the role of Lili Elbe, an artist who underwent gender reassignment surgery in the 1930s. The film’s production company Working Title shared this first photo of Eddie as Lili on Twitter and as you can see below, he makes a very beautiful woman. Have a look. More »

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Lady Gaga Has Been Cast As The Lead In The Next Season Of ‘American Horror Story’

#GagaAHS

Lady Gaga posted a video to her official Twitter profile that announces she will star in the upcoming new season of American Horror Story. That’s right, Gaga is coming to the small screen as the lead actor in the 5th season of AHS. The video, which you can watch in full below, is only 22 seconds long but it not only informs us that Gaga will star in the new season of American Horror Story but it also reveals the title of the new season. Are you ready to see Lady Gaga star in American Horror Story: Hotel? More »

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‘The Walking Dead’ Features A Same-Sex Kiss And Homophobic Fans Went Crazy

"I'm not a homophobic but that gay couple just ruined The Walking Dead"

AMC introduced a pair of gay characters on The Walking Dead this past Sunday night who showed their love and affection for one another when they shared a kiss on screen. Aaron and his parter Eric are characters introduced in The Walking Dead comic book series years ago so it is really great that after 5 1/2 seasons, the TV series has finally introduced them to the show. But, while many people, like me, were happy to see these gay characters share a kiss on TV, a bunch of homophobic idiots took to Twitter to voice their displeasure. A collection of the more colorful, yet horribly offensive and NSFW Twitter comments are collected below in order to bring attention to the fact that homophobic hatred continues to thrive despite the huge strides our culture has taken toward the progression of equal treatment of all people. More »

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The Cast Of ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Season 20 Has Been Revealed

Michael Sam, Rumer Willis, Patti LaBelle and MORE

The 20th season of Dancing with the Stars, which is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary this year, will premiere on Monday March 16 and today, we learn which stars will be competing for the mirror ball trophy. The 11 contestants who have signed up for the new season of DWTS were revealed this morning on ABC‘s morning talk show Good Morning America and includes legendary singer Patti LaBelle, Hunger Games actress Willow Shields, singer/actress Rumer Willis and NFL hopeful Michael Sam. Click below to see the full list of Dancing with the Stars season 20 contestants and see who YOU think you will be rooting for this season. More »

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HBO Casts Marisa Tomei As Gloria Steinem In A New George Clooney-Produced Miniseries

WIll you be watching?

If I wasn’t already in love with The Good Wife, I became eternally devoted to the CBS series when, earlier this season, Gloria Steinem made a guest appearance. She basically played a god-like figure who guided Alicia Florrick through one of the most important decisions of her life/career. It was so amazing! And I’m so excited to learn that HBO is going to tell her story, and also the story of the feminist movement in the ’60s and 70s. Gloria Steinem is on board with the series, titled Ms., and George Clooney is one of the executive producers behind it. Click inside for more!

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