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‘Glee’ Actress Melissa Benoist Will Play Supergirl In The New CBS Series

The New Kara Zor-El has Been Found

Back in September we learned that CBS is producing a new TV series based on the DC Comics superhero Supergirl. Last month, we heard that The Originals actress Claire Hoult was being discussed as the actress to play Supergirl in this new series but today we learn that the role has gone to Glee actress Melissa Benoist. Benoist, who also has a small role in the very excellent film Whiplash, has won the role of Kara Zor-El (Supergirl) in this new series that will be written/produced by Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash) and Ali Adler (No Ordinary Family, The New Normal). Read on for more deets. More »

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One Of The ‘Real Housewives’ Is Joining The ‘Revenge’ Cast

Time for me to catch up!

Ahhh, these pictures remind me that some day soon, I just have to sit down, shut out the entire world, and catch up on Revenge! I am at least a whole season behind, and I have no clue what’s going on in the Hamptons. I have caught snippets of the show here and there, so I know about some of the big changes, but for the most part I’m out of the loop. For those of you who are still watching, there are some exciting new guest stars headed your way—and one of them is a real, live, Real Housewife. Click inside for more!

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Julianne Hough & Vanessa Hudgens Will Star In Fox’s Televised Musical Production Of ‘Grease Live’

As Sandy and Rizzo, respectively

Just one day after we learned that NBC will either produce The Music Man (boo) or The Wiz (yay) as their live televised musical production this year, we learn that Fox has cast two actresses in its forthcoming live televised musical production of Grease. While I love Grease, I can’t say that I’m all that excited by a live version of it being produced for television. NBC has yet to wow me, I don’t really have great faith that Fox will wow me with this production. Fox has announced that actress Julianne Hough has been cast as Sandy and actress (and soon-to-be Broadway star) Vanessa Hudgens has been cast as Rizzo. Hmmm. More »

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Vanessa Hudgens Will Make Her Broadway Debut This Spring In A Revival Of ‘Gigi’

Previews begin in March

It’s official! Actress Vanessa Hudgens will be making her Broadway debut this year in a new revival of the musical Gigi. Gigi will go into previews in March and will open in April, just in time for Tony Awards eligibility. Because Sting‘s current Broadway show The Last Ship is closing early due to poor ticket sales, producers are using the opportunity to get Gigi up and running. Click below to learn more about Vanessa and her exciting BIG Broadway break. More »

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Rosie Perez Is Reportedly Quitting ‘The View’

Smart Lady

Even tho ABC was hoping the revamped new version of The View, including the return of former co-host Rosie O’Donnell, would do well in the ratings it looks like their plan to revive the show is failing. Just 4 months into this current season, we are hearing today that co-host Rosie Perez is leaving the show. Perez has been MIA from The View for a few weeks now because she took a job on Broadway. Variety is reporting that after her stint on Broadway is over, she won’t be returning to The View. Sounds like a smart decision on her part, tbqh. More »

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Confirmed: Kyle MacLachlan Will Star In The ‘Twin Peaks’ Sequel Series On Showtime

Special Agent Dale Cooper lives

In early October, David Lynch announced the return of the cult-classic TV series Twin Peaks as a limited sequel series on Showtime and today we learn officially that actor Kyle MacLachlan will reprise his role as Special Agent Dale Cooper on the new series. MacLachlan made a surprise appearance at at Showtime‘s panel at the Television Critics Association press tour yesterday to formally announce his return to the show. To be honest, I always assumed that Kyle MacLachlan would be reprising his starring role on the show so while this announcement isn’t really a surprise to me, it is still very welcome news to me and I’m sure to all Twin Peaks fans. More »

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First Look: AMC Releases An Extended Trailer For ‘Better Call Saul’

But, some bad news ...
"I'm number 1 on your speed dial"

AMC has just released an extended trailer for the series premiere of the Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul which will premiere on Sunday February 8 (the same day that The Walking Dead returns from their winter hiatus) and as you can see in the embed above, this new trailer features mostly footage from the show that hasn’t been shown in earlier trailers. I fall more and more in love with the idea of this show the more I see of it. BUT, I do have some bad news about Better Call Saul … altho the potential for guest appearances by Breaking Bad characters Walt (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse (Aaron Paul) has been suggested, the characters will NOT be appearing in the first season of the show. They may appear at some point but they will not be appearing in BCS season 1. Even still, the show looks great and I have a feeling it’s going to be a massive, massive hit.

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Fox Announces That Channing Tatum Will Star In The Stand-Alone Gambit Movie In 2016

Save The Date

Back in April of last year we first started hearing about the possibility of actor Channing Tatum starring in a stand-alone feature film about the X-Men superhero character Gambit when he started talking very publicly about his desire to play the role. Then in May we learned officially that Channing nabbed the Gambit role and in June we learned that the movie would be released before the next X-Men sequel film hits theaters. Today we learn that Gambit will be released at the end of next year, meaning that Channing will definitely get his wish to play the superhero character that he says he loves so much. More »

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Scarlett Johansson Will Star In The Live-Action Adaptation Of ‘Ghost In The Shell’

Rupert Sanders to direct

Late last year it was rumored that Scarlett Johansson was considering starring in a live-action movie adaptation of the famed anime animated movie Ghost in the Shell. Today we learn that she has accepted the role and will star in Shell, which is being produced by DreamWorks with Rupert Sanders set to direct. Sanders, as you may recall, got into a bit of trouble when he got caught cheating on his wife with actress Kristen Stewart after the two worked together on his film Snow White and the Huntsman. Now Sanders and Johansson will be working together to bring Ghost in the Shell to life on the big screen. More »

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He May Be Groot But Vin Diesel Is Teasing That He May Also Be One Of The ‘Inhumans’

Inhuman after all?

Back in August, after his movie Guardians of the Galaxy conquered the box office, Vin Diesel posted a photo of Groot (the character he voiced in the movie) on Facebook along with the curious messageI get the strange feeling that Marvel thinks I’m Inhuman… Haha.” Yesterday, Diesel uploaded the photo above to Facebook which also makes reference to Inhumans, which we know Marvel is adapting into a live action film. Either he is teasing us hardcore about his role in the movie or he’s just a really big fan of Inhumans. HMMM.

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