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Sarah Paulson Reveals The Character(s) She Will Play On ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’

Twinsies

Back in March we learned that the next season of American Horror Story will be titled Freak Show. We also learned, among other things, that actress Sarah Paulson will be back for another season of the show. Today we get our first look at the character that Sarah will play on AHS: Freak Show courtesy of a photo she shared on her official Twitter profile. I must admit, I didn’t anticipate that Paulson would play this particular freak show character but now that I know, it makes all the sense in the world. Have a look below and meet Bette … and Dot. More »

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Marilyn Manson Surfaces On The Set Of ‘Sons Of Anarchy’

MM + SAMCRO

Late last month we learned that rocker Marilyn Manson has been added to the upcoming 7th season of the FX series Sons of Anarchy and today we get our first look at MM on the set of SoA. As you may recall, we got to see yesterday photos of actors Charlie Hunnam and Katey Sagal on the set of SoA but these new photos of MM were taken by extras who will also appear on the show. Manson has been cast in the role of a white supremacist named Ron Tully (a “prison shot-caller whom Jax uses to expand his power base”) so, in order for him to get into character, he is wearing nazi tattoos — which I hate but what can you do? Have a look below. More »

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Channing Tatum Confirms A Stand-Alone Gambit Movie Will Precede The Release Of ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

"We’re going to try and change it up ... do something slightly different"

Last month we learned officially that actor Channing Tatum has been cast to play the X-Men character Gambit in one or more upcoming Marvel Comics movies. Today we learn more information about that movie, when we can expect to see it in theaters and how it will relate to the next X-Men movie to come. While promoting his new movie 22 Jump Street, Channing was asked about playing Gambit in a new movie … and he was all to thrilled to dish about his new gig. More »

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Is Yaya Alafia Right For The Part Of Whitney Houston?

She Scored The Lead In The Upcoming Angela Bassett Film

Last month we learned that the great and powerful actor Angela Bassett is getting ready to make her directorial debut with a Whitney Houston biopic for the Lifetime network. Bassett will focus on the late singer’s relationship with Bobby Brown, and—like many of you— I’m expecting very good things. It’s only been two years since Whitney Houston passed away, and it does feel very early (and perhaps too soon) for a biopic, but it sounds like the project is in very good and capable hands. The exciting news to report today is that Yaya Alafiaan actress I’ve had my eye on for some time—just scored the lead role. Click inside for more!
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Tom Hiddleston Rumored To Play The Joker, Emily Blunt Rumored To Play Catwoman In ‘Batman V Superman’

Don't get too excited just yet

So, we already know that Henry Cavill will play Superman, Ben Affleck will play Batman and Gal Gadot will play Wonder Woman in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel film Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Thus far, we’ve learned that Jesse Eisenberg will play the role of Superman‘s arch villain Lex Luthor … but what of Batman‘s villains The Joker and Catwoman? Well, a new report out today is making the claim that actors Tom Hiddleston and Emily Blunt are up for the roles of The Joker and Catwoman in Dawn of Justice. Now, keep in mind … these casting rumors are just that — rumors. But, I must admit, it would be very interesting to see Tom and Emily in these iconic villain roles, don’tcha think? More »

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Angelina Jolie Is In Talks To Play Cleopatra In A New Movie

"There's been lots of different ideas"

Now that Angelina Jolie has so perfectly embodied the fictional character of Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty on the big screen, she is ready to take on the role of another larger-than-life woman on the big screen. This time around, Angelina is looking to play the role of Cleopatra, the famed Queen of Egypt. 10 years ago Angelina played the supporting role of Queen Olympias — the mother of Alexander the Great in the 2004 film Alexander. Now, she’s ready to take center stage as the titular star of a film based on the life of Cleopatra. More »

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Lupita Nyong’o Has Been Added To The Cast Of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

'Game of Thrones' star Gwendoline Christie also joins the cast

Earlier today we got to see a batch of leaked photos from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII and right now, we learn some exciting casting news for the film. Back in March we first heard that Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o was in talks to join the cast of Episode VII but when the first photo of the assembled cast was released in April, Lupita was NOT featured as a member of the cast. Today, tho, we have official confirmation that Nyong’o has been added to the cast of the film, along with Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie (the actress who plays Brianne of Tarth). Click below to read this happy casting announcement in full. More »

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Marilyn Manson Will Join The Season 7 Cast Of ‘Sons Of Anarchy’

The Final Season

FX will air the 7th and final season of Sons of Anarchy this fall and today we learn that the show has added a new person to the cast. Marilyn Manson, shock rocker and sometimes actor, will be joining the cast of SoA for the show’s final season. Unsurprisingly, Manson will play a controversial role on the show. This fall, we will meet Marilyn Manson in the role of Ron Tully: white supremacist. Read on for more deets about MM‘s casting on SoA. More »

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‘True Detective’ Season 2 Will Feature 3 Lead Characters

The season will be set in California

Last week we learned officially that actress Jessica Chastain will NOT be starring in the upcoming second season of the HBO drama series True Detective … and while we still do not know who will star on the show, we do learn today that True Detective season 2 will feature 3 lead characters instead of 2. The common belief is that the new season of TD will feature female lead characters but that has yet to be confirmed. The show’s creator Nic Pizzolatto is confirming, tho, that they will begin casting soon the actors and/or actresses who will star in the second season of the show. More »

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Skylar Astin & Ben Platt Are Officially Back For ‘Pitch Perfect 2′

Jessie & Benji

Last month, Rebel Wilson shared the FIRST PHOTO from the set of the upcoming sequel film Pitch Perfect 2 and just last week, she shared a second photo that features the new and old faces of the Barton Bellas a capella singing group. Today we learn that two of our fave male characters from Pitch Perfect are also back for Pitch Perfect 2. Ben Platt (Benji) posted a photo on his official Twitter profile with co-star and on-screen roommate Skylar Astin (Jessie) on their first day of filming this week. It looks like the gang is all coming back for another round of Pitch Perfect fun. More »

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