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‘Glee’ Will Introduce Coach Beiste As A Transgender Character

Coming February 13

With Glee wrapping up its final season in the coming weeks, it would appear that the time has come to pull out all of the stops before the series comes to a close. Today we learn that Coach Beiste, played by actress Dot Marie Jones, will be revealed on the February 13 episode of Glee as a transgender character. I don’t watch Glee at all anymore so I’m not sure if the character’s transition has been an ongoing storyline on the show or if producers are trying to throw a big socially conscious storyline into the mix at the last minute but, whatever the reason, Coach Beiste‘s transition from female to male should do much for transgender visibility on TV. More »

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Milo Ventimiglia Has Been Cast As A Villain On ‘Gotham’

Here comes Ogre

Fox has just announced that actor Milo Ventimiglia has been added to the cast of Gotham, the hit Batman prequel series airing now. Ventimiglia will play a villainous character named Jason Lennon who will eventually become a villain called Ogre. Altho Milo‘s character shares the same name, his Ogre on Gotham is NOT the Ogre of the DC Comics universe … he is a new character. I know, it sounds confusing. The great news is that Milo will be on our TVs very soon. Click below to learn more about his exciting new role. More »

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ACTUALLY, Felicity Jones Has Been Cast As The Lead In The Upcoming ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movie

Sorry, Tatiana Maslany fans :(

Last week we heard that Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany was cast as the lead in an as-yet untitled Star Wars spin-off movie but it turns out that that news was a bit premature. Tatiana was in the running for the role, along with The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo star Rooney Mara, but we learn today that the part has officially gone to Academy Award-nominated actress Felicity Jones (who is nominated this year for her work in The Theory of Everything). More »

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Selena Gomez And James Franco Are Reuniting For A John Steinback Adaptation

From "Spring Breakers" to "In Dubious Battle"

I’m sure I’m not the only person who tried, but just couldn’t quite get into Spring Breakers. I wanted to, I did! But, it just didn’t do it for me. That being said, I did enjoy James Franco‘s performance, and I’m looking forward to this upcoming John Steinbeck adaptation. Franco will be reuniting with his Spring Breakers co-star Selena Gomez for the new movie. Click inside for more!

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Tatiana Maslany Reportedly Lands The Lead In The New ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movie

Yes, please. More, thank you.

Little by little, we are getting news about this mysterious Star Wars movie from director Gareth Edwards. Last we heard, Aaron Paul was rumored to be on board, to possibly take on the role of Han Solo. And now it sounds like another fan favorite is joining in on the fun. Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany has reportedly been cast as the female lead in the movie. Click inside for more!

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‘True Blood’ Star Mehcad Brooks Will Play Jimmy Olsen In The New ‘Supergirl’ TV Series

But he won't be working at 'The Daily Planet'?

Last week we learned that Glee actress Melissa Benoist won the role of Supergirl / Kara Zor-El in the upcoming CBS series about the superhero and today we learn that True Blood actor Mehcad Brooks has been cast in the role of Jimmy Olsen on the show. Jimmy Olsen, you DC Comics fans should know, is a very famous character in the Superman storyline — he is a photographer for The Daily Planet, the newspaper where Clark Kent and Lois Lane are employed. In Supergirl, Mehcad Brooks‘s Jimmy Olsen will be a photographer NOT for The Daily Planet newspaper but for a place called CatCo (where Kara works). HMM. OK. More »

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The All-Female Cast Of The ‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot Has Reportedly Been Chosen

Kristen, Leslie, Kate and Melissa

Back in October we learned that the plan was definitely to cast all female leads for the forthcoming Ghostbusters reboot film. Today, The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the leads have been chosen … all that is left is for the ladies to sign on the dotted line. Actress Melissa McCarthy has already signed on for the film, THR says, but while Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon have yet to seal their deals, the report below claims that the contract signings are just a formality at this point. The women who will become the new Ghostbusters have been chosen … and I couldn’t be more pleased with this reboot casting. More »

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Disney Reportedly Wants Chris Pratt To Star In Their Planned ‘Indiana Jones’ Reboot

Um, survey says, HELLZ YES!

Last March we started hearing rumblings about Disney‘s plans to reboot the Indiana Jones movie franchise and at the time we heard that Bradley Cooper was one of the actors being considered for the lead role (another big name that was bandied about was Robert Pattinson … lol). But that was before the universe fell in love with Chris Pratt in last summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Today we are hearing that Disney has shifted their focus toward Pratt, who they reportedly would like to see in the role of Indiana Jones. This new new casting news, I say OMG YES PLZ!!! More »

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Luke Evans Will No Longer Be ‘The Crow’, A New Actor Is Being Sought

Wanted: A Crow

Plans to reboot the now classic 1994 film The Crow with a new franchise and a new star started up again in earnest in early 2012 and since then a string of actors have been reportedly attached to the project. First it was Bradley Cooper, then it was Tom Hiddleston … even Alexander Skarsgård‘s name has been bandied about. But in May of 2013, it was decided that actor Luke Evans would play The Crow in this rebooted franchise. Today we learn that, nope, Luke Evans will not play The Crow because he has bowed out of the project … leaving producers to begin the search, again, for a new Crow. More »

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Emma Watson Will Star In Disney’s Upcoming Live-Action Adaptation Of ‘Beauty And The Beast’

The Belle of the ball

Back in June we learned that Disney is planning to make a live-action adaption of Beauty and the Beast and today we learn that the studio has found its Beauty. Emma Watson, everyone’s favorite feminist goddess, has signed on to play Belle in Disney‘s new live-action version of Beauty and the Beast which will be directed, we already know, by Bill Condon. Interestingly, Stephen Chbosky, who will write the script for this new version of Beauty, directed Watson in the film The Perks of Being a Wallflower. This is all coming together perfectly, isn’t it? More »

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