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Taye Diggs Will Be The Next Actor To Star In ‘Hedwig And The Angry Inch’ On Broadway

YES!!! So much YES!!!

Back in April, we got our first look at Glee actor Darren Criss in character as Hedwig in the current Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Today, we learn that acclaimed Broadway star Taye Diggs (Rent, Wicked, Chicago, etc.) has been cast in the lead role of Hedwig when Criss‘s run is finished this summer. After Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannells, Michael C. Hall, John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig creator and original off-Broadway star) and Darren, Taye will be the first Black actor to play Hedwig on Broadway. OMG. I am in LOVE with this casting already, this is really great news. More »

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Selena Gomez Will Star As The Lead In Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ Music Video

Meet Arsyn

OKAY … it looks like I may have jumped the gun a few days ago when I guessed a few days ago that Taylor Swift was finished releasing character posters for her new music video/mega-movie for her new single Bad Blood because since Friday, she released two more posters — including one featuring Cindy Crawford as a character named Headmistress (you can see 19, YES 19, Bad Blood character posters HERE). Today, we have one more poster reveal … I know, it’s crazy. Taylor has revealed that her BFF Selena Gomez stars in the video as a character named Arsyn and that she will be the lead actress in the vid. Click below to see the FINAL (I hope) poster for Bad Blood. More »

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Captain America, Black Widow & Falcon Surface On The Set Of ‘Captain America: Civil War’

Oh look, there's Crossbones, too!!

The Avengers: Age of Ultron has barely made its first billion dollars at the box office but Marvel Studios has already moved on to filming production of their next superhero sequel film Captain America: Civil War. Actors Chris Evans (Captain America), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) and Anthony Mackie (Falcon) were spotted on the Atlanta, GA set of Civil War this week getting down to the business of movie-making. Click through the gallery to see these 3 heroes filming their scenes yesterday and then click below to get your FIRST LOOK at actor Frank Grillo in character as the villainous Crossbones. More »

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David Lynch & Showtime Have Reached A Deal, He Is Back On Board The ‘Twin Peaks’ Sequel Series

"Happening again."

Back in October, David Lynch thrilled the world with his announcement that he would be bringing a limited Twin Peaks sequel series to Showtime. As soon as the announcement was made, casting news started to come out and all seemed right with the world … that is, until rumors started to swirl that the Twin Peaks production was in jeopardy because Lynch hadn’t signed his deal with Showtime due to salary negotiations. Then, we heard from David Lynch himself that he was leaving the Twin Peaks reboot because a deal with the network couldn’t be secured — which upset a lot of people. That was the last we heard until today … when we learn the HAPPY news that a deal has finally be struck between Lynch and Showtime … and that production of the Twin Peaks sequel reboot is “happening again”. More »

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First Look: The CW Releases A First Trailer For Its ‘Arrow’/'The Flash’ Spin-Off Titled ‘DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow’

"In the future, none of you are heroes ... you're legends"
"Sometimes the world needs a team"

Back in March we learned that Hawkgirl would be one of the new characters included in the upcoming superhero spin-off series based on characters from The CW superhero shows Arrow and The Flash and today we get our first look at that new series, titled DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. The trailer embedded above gives us our first look at the series and informs us a bit about what the show will be all about. Not only does it give us our first look at Hawkgirl (played by Ciarra Renee) but it also reveals that ex-Black Canary / Sarah Lance (played by Caity Lotz) will live on as the resurrected White Canary (thank Ra’s Al Ghul for his Lazarus Pit) … AND, it gives us our first look at Atom (played by Brandon Routh) shrinking down to miniature size for the first time (which was hinted at in last night’s season finale episode of Arrow). Also in the mix are Firestorm (played by Robbie Amell and Victor Garber), Captain Cold (played by Wentworth Miller) and Heatwave (played by Dominic Purcell). The trailer also reveals that this rag tag team of heroes and villains have been culled together by Rip Hunter (played by Arthur Darvill), a time-traveling rogue that will take this team through all points of time to fight bad guys … like Vandal Savage. Watch the trailer … see what you think. There is a lot going on. It’ll be interesting to see if this ensemble cast of superheroes can work together to bring us a TV show worth watching.

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Voice Actor Harry Shearer Has Been Let Go From ‘The Simpsons’, The Show Will Go On Without Him

Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Waylon Smithers, Principal Skinner all in jeopardy

Wow. Last week it was announced that the long running animated series The Simpsons was renewed for a record-breaking 27th and 28th season and it was also announced last week that all of the main voice actors had signed new contracts for the show … except for one. At the time, it wasn’t revealed which voice actor was holding out but today … we know. Harry Shearer, the voice actor who gives life to characters like Montgomery Burns, Ned Flanders, Waylon Smithers and Principal Skinner, has been let go from the show. Both Shearer and Simpsons showrunner Al Jean have confirmed the news that he has been let go from the show … but Jean promises that the characters Shearer voiced will live on … with someone else providing the voices. Ugh. More »

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Jessica Alba & Martha Hunt Will Also Star In Taylor Swift’s Music Video For ‘Bad Blood’

Along with every other actress & model on earth

Another day, another set of promo posters have been released for Taylor Swift‘s new music video for Bad Blood which will premiere during the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday and will seemingly star pretty much every single actor/singer/model that Taylor has ever come in contact with ever in her life. Today we learn that actor Jessica Alba and Victoria’s Secret model Martha Hunt are the latest members of the Bad Blood music video cast. Click below to see the their promo posters and meet the characters they will play in the music video. More »

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Eddie Redmayne Is In Talks To Star In The Harry Potter Spin-Off Movie ‘Fantastic Beasts’

He has reportedly been offered the role of Newt Scamander

Back in May of last year, we learned that the first Harry Potter spin-off movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, will be released in theaters next year. Last month, we first learned that Academy Award-winner Eddie Redmayne was being eyed for the lead role in the movie as Newt Scamander. Today, Variety reports that Redmayne has been offered the role as Scamander and, if he accepts, he will star in what promises to be a major movie franchise since Fantastic Beasts will be the first in a trilogy of films. Personally, I am in full support of Eddie playing Newt, I think he will make an excellent lead actor to carry on the fine Harry Potter movie tradition. More »

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Taylor Swift Adds Karlie Kloss & Serayah McNeill To The Cast Of Her ‘Bad Blood’ Music Video

Meet Knockout and Dilemma

Taylor Swift has thus far released 9 different character posters, including one for herself, for the music video for her new single Bad Blood (which will premiere during the Billboard Music Awards this coming Sunday night). As we already know, the music video cast includes Zendaya, Kendrick Lamar, Gigi Hadid and Lena Dunham … to name but a few. Today we get to see two more character posters and learn that supermodel Karlie Kloss and Empire actress Seraya McNeill have also been added to the cast … which continues to grow day by day. More »

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Fox Is Considering ‘Another Version Of 24′ That Might NOT Include Jack Bauer

I don't know how to feel about this

After Fox successfully managed to reboot their long-running hit TV series 24 last year with a limited season run, the network is considering bringing to life “another version of 24” that might be based around a new character … NOT Jack Bauer (played by Kiefer Sutherland). As I understand it, after last year’s 24: Live Another Day was a moderate TV ratings hit, Fox starting considering a redux of the show that would focus on a new central character. Now that Sutherland has gone on the record to say that he “doesn’t see” himself starring in any future eps of 24, it would appear that Fox is considering moving forward with “another version” of the show sans Jack Bauer. HMMMMMM. More »

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