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‘Gotham’ Producers Promise That The Joker Will Appear On The Batman Prequel Series

"He will be brought in with great care and a lot of thought."

Entertainment Weekly magazine sat down with Gotham showrunner Bruno Heller to talk about one of the most-anticipated new TV shows of the fall season and in their discussion, the subject of the villainous character The Joker came up. As you may know, young versions of The Penguin, Catwoman, The Riddler and Poison Ivy will be introduced when Gotham debuts later this year but Heller promises that The Joker will appear on the show, too … at some point. Because The Joker is the greatest of Batman‘s Rogues Gallery of Villains (and, IMHO, the greatest comic book villain of all time), great care must be taken for his arrival on Gotham to be perfect. But he is coming … we can count on that. More »

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Here Is Your FIRST LOOK At Ben Affleck As Batman

A New Era of Batman

Zack Snyder, the director of the upcoming Superman vs. Batman movie, has just released the FIRST IMAGE of Ben Affleck in costume as the new Batman. As you may recall, the Internets went CRAZY last year when it was first reported that Affleck had been cast as the new Batman. Since that time, we’ve heard rumors and positive things about the new Batman costume but today — at long last — we get to see Ben Affleck in the new Batman costume with our own eyes. Have a look below at the newest incarnation of Batman. More »

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Confirmed: Channing Tatum Will Play Gambit In Future X-Men Movies

"It is Channing"

Last month we learned that Channing Tatum was gunning hard to play the mutant Gambit in future X-Men movies and today we learn that he has been CONFIRMED for the role. Last night at the London premiere of X-Men: Days of Future past, producer Lauren Shuler Donner confirmed on camera that Channing Tatum will play Gambit / Remy LeBeau in future films. Donner has always said that she wants Tatum to play the role and it looks like she got her way. More »

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Gerard Butler Drops Out Of The ‘Point Break’ Remake

Bodhi no longer

Back in February we learned that actor Gerard Butler signed on to play the role of Bodhi in the planned remake of the 1991 movie Point Break (the role that was originated by the late Patrick Swayze). Today we learn that Gerard has decided to drop out of the remake due to “creative differences”. As you may recall, we previously learned that actor Luke Bracey signed on to play Johnny Utah (played by Keanu Reeves in the original movie) so it would appear that a new Bodhi must be found for this remake film. More »

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Rebel Wilson Has Been Cast In The Remake Of ‘Private Benjamin’

Brilliant Casting

Plans are in the works for a remake of the 1980 comedy Private Benjamin, which starred Goldie Hawn in the lead role. Today we learn that the brilliantly funny Rebel Wilson has been cast in this new remake which is ONLY the best casting ever. While I’m not all that crazy about Hollywood remakes, I think they can turn out well if they find the right people to star in them. Rebel is a fave of mine so this sounds like a great idea to me. More »

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Great News! Fox Denies That Naya Rivera Has Been Fired From ‘Glee’

"She remains under contract to 'Glee'”

After the week of bad news that we’ve been hearing about Naya Rivera, it’s about time we hear some good news for a change. As you may recall, we heard last week that Naya had been fired from the cast of Glee (due to an alleged “altercation” she got into with co-star Lea Michele … or the show’s producers, depending on the report) then we heard she got dropped from her record label. Her press rep issued denials about both incidents and today we learn that Fox has officially issued a statement on the Glee matter. Fox says that Naya has not been fired from the show … that she is still under contract. So, at the very least, we know she is still employed … which is a very good thing for her right now. More »

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Naya Rivera’s Rep Says She Has NOT Been Fired From ‘Glee’ But . . .

Fox will not confirm OR deny

Yesterday we heard rumors that Naya Rivera has been fired from Glee after she reportedly got into a big time argument with the show’s producers (tho, others claim the firing came after Naya got into an altercation of some sort with Lea Michele). Today we hear from Rivera‘s press rep who categorically denies that Naya has been fired from the show. The folks at Fox have refused to confirm or deny reports that Naya has been fired but they do say that casting decisions for the show have not been finalized yet so … I guess it could go either way. More »

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Gwen Stefani Personally Confirms That She Is Joining ‘The Voice’

"It's true"

After the initial report came out a couple of weeks ago that Gwen Stefani will be joining The Voice as a new judge/coach next season, original judge/coach Christina Aguilera confirmed the news as true on Twitter yesterday. Even tho Xtina kinda stole her thunder, Gwen decided to further confirm that she is joining The Voice with a cute photo she posted on her official Instagram profile. Check it out below. More »

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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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