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Cate Blanchett And Mia Wasikowska To Star In Adaptation Of ‘The Price Of Salt’

Casting News For 'Carol'

Great news for the world of literature and film today – we have learned via Deadline that Patricia Highsmith’s great novel, The Price of Salt, is being adapted into a new film, Carol, which is set to star the wonderful, Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska. As you may know, the beautiful story follows two women, and their complex relationship, set in 1950s New York City. Do you think Cate and Mia were a good casting decision? More »

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Sources Claim That Jennifer Lopez Is Seriously Serious About Leaving ‘American Idol’

Running Out of Time?

Yesterday we learned that Jennifer Lopez is going around town suggesting that she might not return to judge another season of American Idol. I, and may others, immediately jumped to the conclusion that she is merely saying this as a negotiating tactic to reap a more lucrative contract with Idol. But, according to E! News, it’s starting to sound like J. Lo is really serious about quitting Idol. For the first time ever, Lopez is going out on a world tour this Summer and prepping for the next season of AI would get in the way of her tour. Additionally, J. Lo says she’d like to spend more time with her children. I’m actually starting to believe that she is seriously serious about saying goodbye to American Idol. More »

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Model Agyness Deyn To Star In Film Adaptation Of Novel ‘Sunset Song’

Big Break For Model Turned Actress

Agyness Deyn has had huge success in the modeling world but over the past two years or so she has been trying to break into acting and movies. She appeared in the 2010 film Clash of the Titans, and the 2011 remake of Nicolas Winding Refn’s 1996 cult classic, Pusher, where she played a stripper. So, far though, Agyness hasn’t really had her big film break. Today though we have heard via Vogue UK that she has been cast in the film adaptation of legendary Scottish novel Sunset Song. More »

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It’s Officially Official At Last! Britney Spears Joins ‘The X Factor’

"I couldn't be more excited to join THE X FACTOR judging panel."

The moment that we Britney Spears fans have been hoping for (and maybe dared not dream of) has finally come. Fox has formally and officially announced that our dear Britney has signed on to judge the forthcoming second season of The X Factor. As was reported earlier today, Britney flew into NYC last night to attend the Fox Up Fronts event this afternoon. After a bit of anxious waiting, the announcement was finally made. More »

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Demi Lovato Signed As 4th Judge On ‘The X Factor’

TMZ Reports

Last week we learned that singer Demi Lovato was one of the front-runners for the 4th judging spot on the upcoming second season of The X Factor and today we hear from TMZ that she officially signed on as judge. Now, just becuse TMZ is “confirming” the news, we really won’t know for absolute sure until we hear it from Fox themselves. As you may recall, we saw video earlier of Britney Spears in NYC today which is almost certainly confirmation that she, too, has signed on to judge The X Factor as the 3rd judge. Click below for the reported deets about Demi‘s X Factor signing. More »

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First Look: Ashton Kutcher As Steve Jobs

'Get Inspired'

Back in early April we learned that actor Ashton Kutcher nabbed the coveted role of the late Steve Jobs in a biopic about his life. Today we get our first look at Kutcher as Jobs on the set of the film, tentatively titled Steve Jobs: Get Inspired. As was noted before, Ashton does bear a striking resmeblence to the young Steve Jobs but many people have voiced their concerns that Kutcher may not be the right person to portray the Apple genius. I can’t say I’m convinced either. Nonetheless, the film is now in production … and Ashton is hard at work on the Jobs. More »

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Alec Baldwin Signed On To Do Movies With Russell Brand And Woody Allen

Busy Baldwin

Here is some more 60-something casting for ya. This morning we heard about the hilarious new comedy, Last Vegas with Michael Douglas and Robert De Niro. Now we hear that Alec Baldwin has signed on to not one but two new movies. He will be starring in a film with Russell Brand and another one with the movie veteran, Woody Allen. Is Alec lining up so much work because his schedule is freeing up? More »

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Robert De Niro And Michael Douglas To Star In ‘Last Vegas’ Comedy

'The Hangover' For The Oldies

NY Magazine’s Vulture raised it a month ago, and now it’s set; Robert De Niro and Michael Douglas will star in the new movie hailed as “The Hangover for the oldies”, Last Vegas. The comedy, written by Dan Fogelman, the writer from Crazy Stupid Love, revolves around four older guys who fly to Vegas for a bachelor party. Is this good casting? Are you excited about this one? More »

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Britney Spears Will Reportedly Be Announced ‘X Factor’ Judge On Monday

We're SO ALMOST There

For the past few days multiple sites have been republishing a report by E! News that claims that Britney Spears finally singed her $15 million dollar deal to judge the upcoming season of The X Factor. Unfortunately, that report (and, subsequently, the repeated reports) are wrong. We don’t know FOR SURE yet that Britney signed the contract but it is almost a certainty that she will sign the deal. Plans are reportedly in the works for our dear Britney to make an appearance at the Fox Up Fronts event (where the network announces the new & returning shows for next season) in NYC on Monday to officially announce the deal. Folks, we are SO close to the official confirmation but … we’re not there just yet. More »

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Marion Cotillard Talks ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, Reveals Her True Identity In The Film

"She's a good guy."

Back in February of last year, we learned officially that actress Marion Cotillard joined the cast of the forthcoming superhero sequel film Batman: The Dark Knight Rises. A couple of months later, it was revealed that Cotillard was cast to play a character named Miranda Tate … but it was widely speculated that Miranda Tate is merely a cover for another character — Talia Al Ghul, daughter of Ra’s Al Ghul (the villain featured in Batman Begins). Today we get to hear from Cotillard herself in the pages of the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter and learn, once and for all, which character she will be playing in The Dark Knight Rises. Spoiler alert warning? More »

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