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‘Saturday Night Live’ Will Reportedly Add At Least One Black Female Castmember To The Show

Maybe TWO new castmembers

For the past few months, the folks at Saturday Night Live have been taking some heat for the lack of Black actresses they have on their show (ie. none) to the point where SNL featured guest host Kerry Washington in a skit on the show that poked direct fun at the criticism. Since that episode aired last month, SNL boss Lorne Michaels has been looking to add one or two Black female comics to the cast. Apparently, casting has been going on quietly behind the scenes and “up to two” Black women may be added to SNL. And it’s about damn time. More »

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Emilia Clarke Will Play Sarah Connor In The New ‘Terminator’ Reboot

A New Trilogy of Films is On the Way

Emilia Clarke, the actress who plays the Mother of Dragons Daenerys Targaryen in HBO‘s Game of Thrones, has been cast as Sarah Connor in a planned reboot of the Terminator film franchise. Altho casting for the first film is still underway (they’re trying to lock down a John Connor), it has already been determined that Emilia will join Arnold Schwarzenegger in the reboot. Yes, 70-year old Ahhhhnold is reprising his role as the Terminator. Um. Yeah. Read on for more deets about this messy-sounding reboot. More »

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Prince Will Guest Star On A Special Episode Of ‘New Girl’

Super Bowl Sunday

His purple majesty of funkness Prince is coming soon to a television near you, I’m happy to relay. The website Dr. Funkenberry has the exclusive details on this amazing event. It turns out that Prince is a huge fan of the Fox TV series New Girl (or, more likely, he’s a fan of Zoey Deschanel) so, apparently, he reached out to producers to see how they might work together. The plan is for this special Prince-ifed ep to air after the Super Bowl and will be themed around Prince‘s music … and even better yet, it sounds like he’s going to appear on the show himself. Wow. Click below to learn more. More »

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Jason Momoa In Talks To Star In The ‘Superman Vs. Batman’ Movie

But Who Will He Play?!

Last week we learned that Israeli actress Gal Gadot has been cast as Wonder Woman in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel commonly referred to as Superman vs. Batman. Today we learn that Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa may also be joining the cast … but at this point, we don’t yet know who he will play. Considering Momoa‘s superhuman size, there are a number of superhero characters that he could play in the film. Read on learn more about this latest bit of casting news and let’s see if we can guess which super character Jason Momoa might play in the Man of Steel sequel. More »

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The Cast Of ‘Annie’ Films A Fun Parade In The Streets Of Harlem, NYC

Jamie, Quvenzhané, Cameron & Rose like to PARTY!

Back in February we learned that Academy Award-nominated actress Quvenzhané Wallis was cast as the lead in the upcoming film remake of Annie, alongside Jamie Foxx (as Benjamin Stacks aka Daddy Warbucks), Rose Byrne (as Grace, the loving assistant) and Cameron Diaz (as the villainous Miss Hannigan). Filming production of Annie has been taking place all over Manhattan in recent weeks and this week filmed a fun parade in Harlem. Click thru the gallery to see cute photos of these actors in action in the roles they play. I am IN LOVE with the casting of this film. Quvenzhané will make the perfect Annie and Jamie will make a decent Daddy. I’m kind of intrigued with the idea of Cameron as Miss Hannigan. Carol Burnett made the role LEGENDARY in the original film, I’m curious to see how well Cameron does with the role. I’m really looking forward to this production of Annie. I hope they do the story justice. Considering the caliber of actors they have in the film, I am not worried at all.

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Gal Gadot Has Been Cast As Wonder Woman In The ‘Superman Vs. Batman’ Movie

A New Wonder Woman AT LAST!

In early November we first learned that Zack Snyder was considering casting an actress to portray Wonder Woman / Diana Prince in the upcoming sequel to Man of Steel, commonly referred to as Superman Vs. Batman and today we learn officially that an actress as been cast in the role. Israeli-born actress Gal Gadot has won the coveted role of Wonder Woman in the film. Gal will be the first actress to ever portray the character on the big screen and will be the first actress to play the iconic role made WORLD FAMOUS by Lynda Carter in the Wonder Woman TV series of the late 70s/early 80s. Click below to meet the new Wonder Woman and learn more about her and her casting in Superman Vs. Batman. More »

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First Look: Barry Allen (The Flash) Makes His Debut On ‘Arrow’

Secret Identity
"I'm Barry Allen"

Back in July we first learned that the comic book superhero The Flash would be getting his own TV series on The CW next year but first would be introduced in the current season of the already successful superhero series Arrow. In September we learned that actor Grant Gustin won the role of Barry Allen / The Flash. This week, the character will make his debut on Arrow as a precursor to the launch of his own series next year (as kind of a backdoor pilot episode) and right now, we get to see his first appearance on the show. Click the video embed above to see Gustin‘s Barry Allen make his television debut on this week’s episode of Arrow. Keep in mind, in this first ep he is not yet The Flash … he’s just mild-mannered Barry Allen, new kid on the block. His superpowers are coming tho … this is merely the prelude.

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‘The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus Is Rumored To Join ‘The Crow’ Redux

YES, I can get behind this

So, remember when we first heard back in 2009 that plans are in the works for a remake of the brilliant 1994 film The Crow (which starred the late Brandon Lee in his final film) and in the years since we heard casting rumors that included Mark Wahlberg, Bradley Cooper, Tom Hiddleston and Alexander Skarsgård — but none of those actors will play the part of The Crow. In May it was confirmed that The Hobbit star Luke Evans won the lead role of Eric Draven/The Crow. Today, we learn that Norman Reedus of The Walking Dead is rumored to join the film in a role in the film — which I LOVE! I have to say that I would be very happy if Reedus does end up playing the part in The Crow. More »

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Disney Will Release The Sequel To Tim Burton’s ‘Alice In Wonderland’ In 2016

Plus, a Live-Action Version of 'The Jungle Book' is also On the Way

Back in July we learned that both Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska have signed on to reprise their roles as the Mad Hatter and Alice in a planned sequel to Tim Burton‘s live-action version of Alice In Wonderland. Today we learn that Wonderland 2 is set for release in spring of 2016. The sequel will not be directed by Burton but with Depp and Wasikowska on board, Disney is hoping this follow-up film will be as successful as the first film was. Additionally, we learn today that Disney is also working on a live-action film based on Rudyard Kipling‘s The Jungle Book, set for release next October — a story that Disney made famous in animated form in 1967. More »

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Eloise Mumford Has Been Cast As Kate Kavanaugh In The ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Movie

Well, She Looks The Part!

Here she is- Kate Kavanaugh! We recently heard some new Fifty Shades of Grey casting news and got to meet Victor Rasuk, who’ll be taking on the role of Jose. The new Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele (Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson) covered Entertainment Weekly and we even heard that Katie Holmes was reportedly looking to get in on all of the action. No confirmation on that Katie Holmes story yet, but we do know that newcomer Eloise Mumford will be playing Ana‘s BFF Kate Kavanaugh. Click inside for more!
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