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Stevie Nicks Will Appear On ‘American Horror Story: Coven’ This Week!

Misty Meets Stevie

Back in November we learned that singer/songwriter (and part time marriage officiant) Stevie Nicks would be making a guest appearance on an episode of the FX series American Horror Story: Coven and a few days later, we got our first look at Stevie on set filming her appearance. On tomorrow night’s new episode of AHS: Coven, Stevie will make her much-anticipated appearance on the show and to remind us all to TUNE IN, the official Instagram profile for the show has been updated with a photo of actress Lily Rabe in character as witch Misty Day posing alongside Stevie Nicks on set. Check it out below. More »

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Sasheer Zamata Has Been Added To The Cast Of ‘Saturday Night Live’

The first Black female castmember on 'SNL' in almost 7 years

After a bit of controversy regarding the lack of a Black female castmember on Saturday Night Live in recent months, SNL started holding auditions to find the right Black female castmember to the show. Today we learn that actress Sasheer Zamata has been selected as the newest member of the SNL cast. Zamata is now the first Black female castmember on Saturday Night Live since Maya Rudolph left the show back in 2007. Click below to learn more about Sasheer and find out when she will make her debut as a not ready for primetime player on SNL. More »

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First Look: A Promo Photo Of Christian Bale As Moses Has Been Released

Prepare for the 'Exodus'

Way back in March we first heard that Christian Bale was being considered for the role of Moses in a new Ridley Scott film titled Exodus which tells the Biblical tale of Moses. Today we not only learn that Christian will play Moses in the film but we get our first look at him in character. As you may know, Exodus will center on the story of Moses‘s life from the Bible which was previously adapted for the big screen in the film The Ten Commandments. Click below to see the full size image of Christian as Moses and learn more about the upcoming film. More »

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Denzel Washington Is Rumored To Play Green Lantern In The ‘Superman Vs. Batman’ Movie

THIS NEWS IS UNCONFIRMED, I REPEAT: UNCONFIRMED!

Thus far there have been a lot of casting rumors where the so-called Superman vs. Batman movie is concerned. Some of the news is official (like Gal Gadot‘s casting as Wonder Woman), some of the news is merely rumor (like Joaquin Phoenix as Lex Luthor). Today we hear the unconfirmed and TOTALLY rumored news that Denzel Washington is reportedly being considered for the role of Green Lantern in the Man of Steel sequel. Personally, I think Denzel is way too old to play Green Lantern / John Stewart in this film (especially considering how much younger the other confirmed stars are) but I can totally see how a studio executive might be all about this kind of casting. Hmm. More »

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Joaquin Phoenix Is Rumored For The Role Of Lex Luthor In The ‘Superman Vs. Batman’ Movie

Plus the screenwriter of 'Argo' will handle the script

Back in August we heard that actor Bryan Cranston was reportedly up for the role of Lex Luthor in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel referred to as Superman vs. Batman. Today we are hearing that Warner Bros. has decided not to go with Cranston and instead go after Joaquin Phoenix for the role. At this point, it’s unknown if Phoenix would even be interested in taking on such a big role in a film like this but considering the buzz surrounding the actor for his work in the new film Her (which opens in theaters next month) it makes sense that the folks at WB would want to sign him up for the part. More »

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Paul Rudd Is Reportedly In Talks To Play Ant-Man

A New Hero is Potentially Born

Now that we know that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be working on the upcoming film adaptation of the comic book series The Sandman, it looks like he is OUT of the running to play the Marvel Comics superhero Ant-Man in a planned film featuring the character. Now that JGL is out it is being reported everywhere that actor Paul Rudd is IN as Ant-Man. There has been no official confirmation regarding Rudd‘s alleged casting but a lot of outlets seem confident that he will play the part when the film hits theaters in 2015. Click below to learn more. More »

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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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