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Kiefer Sutherland Says He Is Finished Playing Jack Bauer In ’24′

"I don't see going back to it."

After he reprised his role as Jack Bauer for a new season of 24 earlier in the year, Kiefer Sutherland gave an interview in August that seemed to suggest that he was very interested in coming back for another season of the show as early as next year. Today, tho, we are hearing from Kiefer again but this time, he is staying that he doesn’t see himself stepping into the role of Jack Bauer ever again. It’s unclear if this change in attitude is a result of disinterest in a new season of 24 from the network or if he’s just over playing the role but it sounds like the 24 saga has finally come to an end. More »

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Tim Burton Officially Confirms The ‘Beetlejuice’ Sequel, Confirms Winona Ryder’s Return

“Oh yeah, oh yeah. Yeah yeah, oh yeah.”

In October of 2013, rumor had it that Tim Burton was seriously considering directing a sequel to the 1988 film Beetlejuice. Shortly thereafter, it was rumored that Winona Ryder was close to signing on to reprise her role as Lydia for the sequel. Today we hear from Tim Burton himself that YES, Bettlejuice 2 is actually happening and YES, Winona Ryder is coming back for the sequel. More »

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Former Pussycat Dolls Frontwoman, Nicole Scherzinger, Is Starring In A Production Of ‘Cats’ In London

Look what the 'Cats' dragged in

Nicole Scherzinger, who has sought fame as the lead doll of the Pussycat Dolls, as a solo artist and as a judge on the British version of The X-Factor, is making another attempt at success in the entertainment biz with a leading role in a new London production of the Andrew Lloyd Weber musical Cats. Scherzy stars as Grizabella the Glamour Cat in this revival of the musical and, apparently, is getting pretty decent reviews in the role. Now, everyone knows that Cats is the musical that everyone likes to make fun of but … hey, a gig is a gig. If Lindsay Lohan can find success in a London stage play, then why can’t Nicole do the same? More »

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Disney Releases Digital Trading Cards To Reveal The Names Of The New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Characters

Bubblegum not included

When the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens was released last month, absolutely every single frame was immediately scrutinized for information about the forthcoming film. One of the biggest questions, tho, couldn’t be answered from just watching the clip over and over … what are the names of these new Star Wars characters? Today, we have that answer. Disney has released a batch of digital trading cards (by way of Entertainment Weekly magazine) that feature scenes from the teaser that list the names of the new Star Wars characters introduced in the first teaser. That little rolling ball droid? Its name is BB-8. The sith lord with the sweet new lightsaber? His (Her?) name is Kylo Ren. Click through the gallery presented here to see all of the digital trading cards and learn the names of the rest of the new characters introduced in the first teaser for The Force Awakens.

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Here Is Your First Look At Ewan McGregor As Jesus Christ

A Holy Man / A Demon

Not content with merely showing Noah as a Caucasian man or Moses as a Caucasian man, Hollywood is next planning to show Jesus Christ himself as a Caucasian man, too. Ewan McGregor has been cast as Jesus and the Devil in an upcoming film titled Last Days in the Desert that will tell the story of the 40 days and 40 nights that Jesus spent suffering in the desert before he decided to die for the sins of mankind. Today, we get our first look at Ewan as Jesus in the just-released promo image from the film that has been made available to us by Entertainment Weekly magazine. Meet your savior below, y’all. More »

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Lifetime Is Producing A Mini-Series Sequel To ‘The Omen’ Titled ‘Damien’

The Antichrist is all Growed Up

Lifetime TV has been on fire lately with their made-for-TV movies. This year alone they brought us The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story, an unauthorized movie about Brittany Murphy, a horrendous biopic about the life of Aaliyah and they even gave Grumpy Cat her own Xmas special. In January they will bring us the Angela Bassett-directed biopic on the life of Whitney Houston and later in the year, a mini-series sequel to the horror film The Omen. This new mini-series titled Damien will focus on the life of the Antichrist as he grows into adulthood. Doesn’t this sound so charming? More »

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Mark Hamill Will, Once Again, Portray The Trickster On ‘The Flash’

He is reprising his role from the 1990 version of 'The Flash'

Back in 1990, when the original superhero TV series The Flash debuted on television, Star Wars actor Mark Hamill appeared on the show as the villain The Trickster. Altho the show was short-lived, Hamill‘s brilliant Joker-like performance as The Trickster caught the attention of producers of Batman: The Animated Series and cast his voice in the role of The Joker. Cut to the new TV series The Flash currently on The CW and news today that Hamill will reprise his role as The Trickster in an upcoming episode of the new TV show. To me, this is absolutely inspired casting news!!! More »

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Neil Patrick Harris Has Filmed His Scenes For ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’

Oh, the horror

In late October it was officially confirmed that Neil Patrick Harris would be appearing on the current season of American Horror Story: Freak Show and just a few hours ago, in the very wee hours of the morning, NPH posted a tweet on his official Twitter profile letting us know that he had just filmed his last scene for the show. As you may recall, we learned previously that Neil will be portraying a “chameleon salesman” in the final two episodes of the season so … it sounds like not only has NPH wrapped his scenes for the show but AHS is getting really close to wrapping filming production altogether. More »

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‘Vampire Diaries’ Star Claire Holt Might Become The New Supergirl

Casting Kara Zor-El

Back in September we learned that plans are in the works for a new superhero TV series focused on Supergirl and today we learn that actress Clare Holt (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals) is one of the frontrunners for the role of Supergirl/Kara Zor-El. A new report from The Wrap makes clear that the role has not yet been officially cast but Holt‘s name is the one that stands out among the contenders for the part. Having seen her work as Rebekah on The Vampire Diaries, I must confess that I would be more than OK if she ended up getting the part. More »

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Watch: Here Is Your First Look At George Clooney On ‘Downton Abbey’

For a good cause
"Dearest ..."

Way back in May there was a rumor going around that George Clooney was planning to marry his then fiancée Amal Alamuddin at the estate that serves as Downton Abbey on the ITV series of the same name. It turns out that George did not, in fact, get married on the set of Downton Abbey … but he did agree to appear in a short Downton Abbey film that will screen this month to raise funds for ITV‘s Text Santa charity program. At this point, we don’t know exactly what George‘s appearance on Downton Abbey will be like but the embed above gives us our first look at George on the show. George Clooney will appear on Downton Abbey when the short film sketch thing airs in the UK on December 18 … followed immediately, I’m sure, but its appearance online.

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