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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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Lupita Nyong’o & Scarlett Johansson Are Reportedly Up For Roles In Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’

The Good and The Bad

Production is moving full steam ahead on the planned Disney live-action/computer animated hybrid film The Jungle Book with news today that actresses Lupita Nyong’o and Scarlett Johansson are in talks to voice characters in the film. The Hollywood Reporter claims that Lupita is in negotiations to voice the wolf character Rakcha and Scarlett is in negotiations to voice the villainous python character Kaa … alongside actor Idris Elba who has already signed on to voice Shere Kahn. More »

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The Cast Of The ‘Jem And The Holograms’ Live-Action Movie Has Been Revealed

'Nashville' actress Aubrey Peeples is Jem

Earlier this month we learned that the much-anticipated movie adaptation of Jem and the Holograms was going into filming production mere weeks after the project was first announced in March and today we learn that the principal cast of the film has been announced. Aubrey Peeples, who stars on the ABC series Nashville, has won the role of Jem/Jerrica Benton in this Jon M. Chu-directed Jem movie. The rest of the Holograms have also been cast and like Peeples, they are actresses that you may not be too familiar with — yet. Click below to get your first look at the actresses who will play Jem and the Holograms in this new live-action film. More »

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Gwen Stefani Is Reportedly Joining ‘The Voice’

Hey, Baby

Now that we know that Christina Aguilera is pregnant with her second child (a girl this time) and Shakira is heading out on the road to promote her new album, the competitive singing series The Voice is in need of a new female judge/coach to appear on the show’s upcoming 7th season. TMZ is reporting that NBC has signed Gwen Stefani on as the newest member of The Voice, even tho NBC is not yet ready to confirm the news officially. As you may recall, we learned last month that Pharrell has signed on to replace Cee Lo Green as a judge/coach on the show … and now, it looks like he’ll be sitting next to his BFF Gwen Stefani on the show. More »

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Channing Tatum Really Wants To Play Gambit In A New X-Men Movie (And He Just May Get His Wish)

“Gambit is really the only X-Man I’ve ever loved."

Channing Tatum is a big fan of the X-Men character Gambit … so big, in fact, that he is DYING to play the character on the big screen. In a new interview with MTV, Channing revealed not only his intense desire to play the character in a new film but also revealed that he may actually get his wish, particularly since X-Men franchise producer Lauren Shuler is also interested in him playing the role. Personally, I can’t really see the very beefy Channing in the role as the lithe Gambit but it sounds like he might really get the part. More »

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Michael C. Hall Says He Would ‘Definitely Consider’ Playing The Superhero Daredevil In A New Series

But ...

A few weeks ago it was reported that Netflix has partnered with Marvel Comics to produce a few TV shows based on Marvel superheroes, including Daredevil: The Man Without Fear. It has been rumored that Michael C. Hall was being considered for the role of Daredevil in the planned Netflix series and last night, he was asked about the possibility of becoming the red devil costumed superhero. MCH revealed that he would “definitely consider” the role if it were offered to him but, he clarifies, talk of him starring in a Daredevil TV series is just rumor at this point. More »

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