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‘Mad Men’ Star Elisabeth Moss Teams Up With Jason Schwartzman In A New Film

Yes To This Whole Movement.

As you all know by now, Elisabeth Moss is my homegirl and we all need to bow down. For me Moss/Peggy Olson from Mad Men is right up there with Kerry Washington/Olivia Pope, so I’m always excited to see these ladies in other roles. Moss scored a couple of Emmy nods this year, both for her work on Mad Men and for her new series Top Of The Lake. And now she’s heading to the big screen. Jason Schwartzman (who I can’t wait to see in the upcoming Bored To Death movie) will star alongside Moss in a new movie from indie filmmaker Alex Ross Perry. This could be awesome sauce! Click inside for more!
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Rose Byrne In Talks To Play Grace In The ‘Annie’ Remake

And Yes, I've Finally Started Watching 'Damages'

As many of you know, I have a new jam and her name is Rose Byrne. Recently I’ve been sorta, kinda, stalking her on the red carpet, then there was that photo shoot with Harper’s Bazaar, and then last night it went down on Netflix in a big way. And by ‘it’ I mean ‘the insanity that was the first 4 1/2 episode of Damages.’ I’ve seen Rose in a couple of movies but finally had to check out the show that so many PITNBrs were heralding. And yes, it is awesome, and I cannot wait to find out why the hell my girl showed up all bloody and crazy-looking in that first episode! Anywho, the actress is now in talks to join the Annie remake we’ve been hearing so much about. Click inside for more!
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Ryan Gosling & Zac Efron Are Rumored To Appear In ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

Wait, is this good news ... or bad?

Earlier this year we heard a lot of casting rumors about the forthcoming sequel film to the Star Wars franchise when we learned that the original Star Wars Trio (Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford) will appear in Episode VII and today we are hearing new casting rumors. Apparently, both Ryan Gosling and Zac Efron are RUMORED for the new Star Wars movie … which is exciting and terrifying all at once. As I understand it, most of the roles in the new Star Wars movie will be played by newcomers … but invariably there will be known actors cast in the movie. Will Ryan and Zac be among the famous faces that we already know taking up roles A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far, Far Away? More »

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Watch: ‘The X Factor’ Season 3 Releases A First Promo Video

Meet the new Crew
Xpect the unXpected

Back in May we learned officially that singers Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio joined Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato on the judging panel of the forthcoming third season of the competitive reality TV series The X Factor here in the US and today we get our first look at the first promo video released for the show. As you can see in the embed above, the new judges and the old are brought together in a fun little clip that is meant to introduce the new face of the X Factor judging panel to fans of the show (host Mario Lopez also gets in on the fun as well). I barely watched The X Factor last season (only doing so to watch our dear Britney Spears on the show as judge) so I doubt I’ll watch much of the new season but … I am quite curious to see how Kelly and Paulina do on the show. I’m not sure that this judging panel has enough star-power to really drive ratings but … we shall see. The third season of The X Factor will premiere on Fox in September.

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First Look: ‘The Carrie Diaries’ Releases The First Promo Photo Of Lindsey Gort As Samantha Jones

Will She Be a Bartender at CBGB's?

On Sunday we learned that actress Lindsey Gort won the role of the young Samantha Jones in the CW series The Carrie Diaries that is a kinda/sorta prequel series to HBO‘s Sex and the City. Today we get our first look at Lindsey in character as Samantha as she will appear on the show. If memory serves, Carrie Bradshaw (played by Sarah Jessica Parker in SaTC) reveals that she first met her BFF Samantha while she was bartendning at the punk rock bar CBGB’s. I’m hoping that that part of Samantha‘s fictional past will be honored in The Carrie Diaries when she is introduced on the show this Fall. Click below to see this first promo photo of the young Samantha Jones and get your first look at how the character will be introduced on TCD. More »

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Reese Witherspoon To Star In The Adaptation Of The Bestselling Memoir ‘Wild’

This Could Be Huge
Oscars Red Carpet Arrivals

My summer reading list just keeps getting longer, and it’s starting to creep me out/I cannot wait to read this book now! Wild is a bestselling memoir that I kept hearing great things about a while back, and now it’s coming to the big screen. Have any of y’all read this book? Based on the description, it sounds pretty epic and I’m expecting a pretty epic film to go along with. Reese Witherspoon (who finally gets a drama-free headline, following that crazy arrest) just landed the lead role and she’s definitely got her work cut out for her, as the story follows a woman in her mid-20s who hikes 1,000 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail. As in, 1,000 friggen miles. Click inside for more!
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‘The Carrie Diaries’ Finds Its Samantha Jones

Nailed It!

Big news for fans of The Carrie Diaries … we learn today that the young Carrie Bradshaw (played expertly by AnnaSophia Robb) will meet her BFF Samantha Jones in the forthcoming second season of the fun CW TV series. Actress Lindsey Gort has been cast in the role of the young Samantha Jones and as you can see in her head shots presented in this post, she looks exactly like a young Kim Cattrall (who, I’m sure you’re well aware, played Samantha Jones in the HBO series Sex and the City). I mean, and I hate to say this, even if Gort cannot act, she looks so much like Kim Catrall that I can see how it was a no-brainer to cast her in the role. BUT, I have faith that this newcomer will do a great job giving life to the character we know and love. Click below for more deets about this Carrie Diaries casting news. More »

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Charlie Hunnam Scores The Lead In A New Cop Drama ‘Triple Nine’

Jax Is About To Blow UP!
Premiere Of Warner Bros. Pictures And Legendary Pictures' "Pacific Rim" - Arrivals

A little while back we had a blast celebrating the hotness that is actor Charlie Hunnam from FX‘s Sons of Anarchy. I’d just started watching the ah-mazing series on Netflix and now I’m working my way through Season 2– and, yes, still loving every minute of the show… and my Jax. Especially Jax. It was so fun seeing Hunnam in Pacific Rim which I caught last weekend, and now it sounds like the British actor has lots more work lined up on the big screen. He just scored the lead in Triple Nine, a new cop drama from John Hillcoat (director of Lawless and The Road). Click inside for more!
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Jenny McCarthy Joins The Cast Of ‘The View’

"YUP, I'M DOING 'THE VIEW'!"

Last week it was announced that Elizabeth Hasselbeck quit the daytime talk show The View to go work for Fox News (good riddance, IMHO) and today we learn who will be replacing her on the show. Funny lady and sometimes talk show host Jenny McCarthy has been added as the newest co-host on The View … and she couldn’t be more thrilled by the prospect. ABC made the official announcement today and Jenny did as well on her official blog. Click below to read what ABC has to say about McCarthy‘s casting on The View and find out just how excited Jenny is about her new job. More »

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Johnny Depp Will Be Returning To The ‘Alice In Wonderland’ Sequel As The Mad Hatter

However, Tim Burton Will Not Be Directing

As we all know by now we are living in the age of the sequel, and Hollywood is going to keep cranking these bad boys out until we can’t take it anymore… lol. Disney‘s Alice In Wonderland remake received very mixed reviews from critics, but there were no mixed messages from the box office, as the film raked in over $1 billion back in 2010. I’m a big fan of the original Disney movie and I actually enjoyed the remake as well. There has been some talk about who would or wouldn’t be coming back for the sequel, and it looks like Johnny Depp will be reprising his role as the Mad Hatter. Tim Burton will not be directing this time around, but he’s got a few other things in the works so I’m sure he’ll be quite busy. Click inside for more deets on Alice In Wonderland le deux!
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