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Ryan Guzman Has Been Cast As Rio Pacheco In ‘Jem And The Holograms’

But will he have purple hair?!

Last week we learned that the female cast of Jem and the Holograms has been chosen and we got our FIRST LOOK at the ladies in costume as Jem and the Holograms. Today we learn that actor Ryan Guzman has been cast in the role of Rio Pacheco, boyfriend of Jerrica Benton and tour manager of Jem and the Holograms. In the cartoon, Rio is the conflicted boyfriend who is in love with both Jerrica and Jem (not knowing that they are the same person). In the cartoon, Rio has purple hair. I suspect that the same love conflict will exist in the live-action movie version of Jem but what I really want to know is will he have purple hair?! Click below to see a super hot, shirtless photo of Guzman and meet the new Rio. More »

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Christina Aguilera Confirms That Gwen Stefani Is Joining ‘The Voice’

#blondesdoitbest

A couple of weeks ago we heard that Gwen Stefani signed on to become the new judge/coach on The Voice when the show returns next season, tho the news has not yet been officially confirmed by NBC. Today, we learn that Voice judge/coach Christina Aguilera has gone ahead and confirmed that Gwen is joining the show by offering her congratulations on Twitter. Just because the bosses at NBC aren’t ready to officially confirm Gwen as the new coach, Xtina is more than ready. More »

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Rumor Has It That Naya Rivera Has Been Fired From ‘Glee’

And it's apparently NOT Lea Michele's fault

After reports surfaced of a “major altercation” between actresses Lea Michele and Naya Rivera on the set of Glee comes word today that Naya has reportedly been fired from the show. Apparently, the report claims, the on set “altercation” that took place this month went down between Naya and the show’s producers, not Lea at all. As a result, the decision was made to boot Naya from the season finale episode … and the show from here on out. HMMM. More »

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The Cast Of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Has Been Announced!! See The Group Cast Photo!

Mark, Harrison, Carrie, Adam and MORE!

Earlier this month we learned from a Disney honcho that casting was nearly completed for the upcoming sequel film Star Wars: Episode VII. Today, the principal cast of Episode VII has been officially announced and a group photo of the actors has been officially released. As you may recall, we heard that Girls star Adam Driver was up for a villainous role and he has been confirmed as part of the cast … alongside original Star Wars actors Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) who are all featured in the photo below. Click below to read the full text of this official Star Wars casting announcement and see the FIRST PHOTO of the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII all together in one place. More »

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Warner Bros. Confirms: Zac Snyder Is Directing The ‘Justice League’ Movie

“It will be a further expansion of this universe"

We have been hearing rumors of a Justice League movie for years now but it wasn’t until the sequel to Man of Steel was announced that the talk about the superhero movie started to get serious. Today we learn OFFICIALLY that Warner Bros. is going into production of a Justice League movie with the announcement that Zack Snyder will direct the film. Because the Man of Steel sequel (commonly referred to as Superman Vs. Batman) won’t be out until 2016, we have some time to wait before the Justice League movie gets released … but now that we know that the movie is CONFIRMED, we can at least look forward to its eventual release in theaters. More »

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A New Girl & Guy Will Be Added To ‘Girls’ Season 4

The New 'Girls'

There will be at least two new faces in the mix when Girls returns for its fourth season on HBO next year. Filmmaker Desiree Akhavan and actor Peter Mark Kendall have been cast as recurring characters on the show. As you may recall, the third season of Girls ended with protagonist character Hannah Horvath (Lena Dunham) getting accepted into a writing program at the University of Iowa (which will take the character outside of the show’s NYC setting). It is believed that these actors will play characters that she meets while at Iowa. More »

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Chrissie Fit Is The Newest Member Of The Barden Bellas In ‘Pitch Perfect 2′

The New Girl

Earlier this week we got to see the first photo from the set of Pitch Perfect 2 which has formally begun production in Baton Rouge, LA. The photo, as you may recall, was shared by actress Rebel Wilson and features many of her co-stars from the first Pitch Perfect movie. Today we learn that actress Chrissie Fit has been cast in PP2 as one of the new members of the Barden Bellas. Fit is a Disney actress but her casting in Pitch Perfect 2 is sure to make her more of a household name. Click below to meet her. More »

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Columbus Short Announces That He Is Leaving ‘Scandal’

"The time has come for Harrison Wright to exit"

It’s a mess that not even Olivia Pope can fix so in the wake of truly horrible spousal abuse allegations, actor Columbus Short has formally announced that he is leaving the ABC drama Scandal effective immediately (which likely means that he got fired). As you should be aware, Short‘s character Harrison Wright was left in a position where it looked like he might be killed off on the show. Today’s announcement all but confirms that Harrison will be killed off of Scandal because Columbus Short will not be returning to the show when season 4 premieres this Fall. Click below to read the full text of his just-released statement. More »

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Rumor Has It That Two Ladies Have Been Fired From ‘The Real Housewives Of Atlanta’

Who's In, Who's Out?

Last week we saw video of the physical altercation that transpired between Porsha Williams and Kenya Moore during the taping of this season’s reunion special for The Real Housewives of Atlanta (an altercation, as you may recall, that resulted in Porsha‘s arrest). Today we are hearing casting rumors that claim that two of the cast members of RHOA have been fired now that show contracts have been sent out. Media TakeOut is reporting that of the 6 cast members of RHOA, 2 of them did NOT get contracts to appear in the upcoming season … which essentially means that they are dunzo. Click below to find out who 2 reportedly got the axe. More »

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Aubrey Peeples Shares Behind The Scenes Photos From ‘Jem And The Holograms’

#JemTheMovie

Not only did we learn yesterday that actresses Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau and Hayley Kiyoko have been cast as the principal stars of the upcoming live-action Jem and the Holograms movie but we also got our first look at the actresses in character as Jem, Kimber, Shana and Aja. Today we get to see a collection of photos shared by Aubrey Peeples on her official Instagram profile that give us her personal behind the scenes look at production of the Jem movie. Aubrey has been posting some of these photos for weeks but couldn’t reveal any movie information until yesterday. Then she posted a bunch of photos that were taken during production rehearsals for the movie over the past few weeks. Click thru the gallery to see the cast of Jem and the Holograms dancing together, singing together and hugging one another.

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