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Ellen DeGeneres Is In Talks To Reprise Her Role As Dory In ‘Finding Nemo 2′

Hunky Dory

Last month we learned that Disney/Pixar are planning a sequel film to the hugely popular animated film Finding Nemo. Today we learn that Ellen DeGeneres, who voices the Nemo character Dory, is in “serious talks” to reprise her role for this planned sequel film. IMHO, the only way you can do a Finding Nemo 2 film without Ellen DeGeneres is to cut out the character of Dory altogether … and it doesn’t make sense to me to do that. Click below to learn more about Ellen‘s negotiations to get back into the recording booth and voice Dory back to life. More »

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Angelina Jolie Will Star Opposite One Of Her Children In ‘Maleficent’

Angie's Littlest Daughter Is A Beauty

Back in June we saw the first photo of Angelina Jolie in character as Maleficent in the forthcoming Disney film of the same name. About a week later, we saw Ang on the set of the movie filming some very exciting-looking scenes. Today we learn that Angelia will be starring opposite one of her children when the film opens next year. Actress Elle Fanning has been cast in the role of Briar Rose / Sleeping Beauty as a teen in Maleficent but today we learn that Angelina‘s youngest daughter Vivienne Marcheline will portray the young Sleeping Beauty. How cute! More »

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First Look: Chloë Moretz & Julianne Moore In Character In ‘Carrie’ Remake

Carrie White, and Red All Over

Earlier this year we learned that Chloë Moretz and Julianne Moore will star in the forthcoming remake of the 1976 horror film Carrie and today we get our first look at both actresses in their respective roles. Moretz plays the central figure Carrie White, a bullied teen with powerful telekinetic abilities. Moore plays her psychotically religious mother who abuses and ultimately destroys her own daughter. As I understand it, this version of Carrie will be focused more on the original Stephen King novel than the ’76 film but one things for certain … the famed “bloody prom scene” will be featured. Click below to see these first Carrie photos and learn more about the remake. More »

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First Look: Ryan Lochte Surfaces On The Set Of ’90210′

Fish Out of Water

Last week we learned that US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte paid a visit to the set of 90210 to film a guest appearance and today we get to see the wannabe actor on the TV series set. Lochte posed with 90210 star AnnaLynne McCord in between takes, which you can see below, and shared with TV Guide his ease with appearing on the show shirtless. Check out the photo and read what else Lochte had to say from the set of 90210 last week. More »

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Justin Bieber Will Guest Star On ‘The Simpsons’

The Biebs Gets Animated

Justin Bieber broke the news on his official Twitter profile that he will be guest starring on an upcoming episode of The Simpsons. It would appear that JB jumped the gun with his announcement because the tweet has since been deleted … but Simpsons producer Al Jean has confirmed that, YES, The Biebs will make his animated debut on the show in a small cameo role. Click below to learn more about Bieber‘s upcoming stint on The Simpsons. More »

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Susan Flannery Is Leaving ‘The Bold And The Beautiful’ After 25 Years

First Ron Moss, Now Susan ... Who's Next?

Earlier this month we learned the sad news that original castmember Ronn Moss is leaving the long-running CBS daytime drama The Bold and the Beautiful after 25 years reportedly due to a contract dispute. A couple of days later, we learned that Moss‘s character Ridge Forrester will likely be recast with a different actor. Today we learn the equally sad news that fellow original B&B castmember Susan Flannery is also leaving the show after 25 years. This time, it sounds like Flannery‘s exit will be more amicable but still … B&B is losing two of its core four castmembers after 25 years on the air! Dang! More »

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First Look: Sarah Jessica Parker Surfaces On The Set Of ‘Glee’

SJP's Return to TV

Back in May we learned that actress Sarah Jessica Parker, who many of us remember and LOVED as Carrie Bradshaw on the HBO series Sex and the City, will join the forthcoming season of Glee in a multi-episode arc on the show and today we get our first look at SJP on the Glee set. Glee creator Ryan Murphy shared a photo he snapped of SJP posing with actor Chris Colfer (a photo that Colfer then re-tweeted) which I know share with all y’all. Get your first look at SJP on Glee below. More »

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Lisa Whelchel From ‘The Facts Of Life’ Joins The Cast Of ‘Survivor: Philippines’

You Take the Good, You Take the Bad

Big news, Survivor fans … CBS has unveiled the contestants that will compete in the forthcoming new season of the show titled Survivor: Philippines. Among the contestants battling for the $1 million dollar prize and the title of sole survivor is a former Major League Baseball player and an actress. You may remember the actress as the woman who played Blair Warner on the long-running 80′s sitcom The Facts of Life. Lisa Whelchel, a born again Christian, is among the players competing in the upcoming season of Survivor … click below to see who she will be competing against. More »

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Nicki Minaj Will Reportedly Become A New Judge On ‘American Idol’

The Deal Isn't Done Yet But ...

For the past few days there have been rumors going around about which musicians might be added to the forthcoming new season of American Idol as judges. Nicki Minaj, Enrique Iglesias and Keith Urban have been floated around as possible new judges for the show … and today, US Weekly is reporting that Nicki is “definitely” joining AI as a judge. As I understand it, the Nicki deal is complicated because she is a spokesperson for Pepsi Cola and Idol is sponsored by Coca Cola. The folks at Pepsi aren’t too keen on their spokesperson appearing on TV weekly with a big red Coke glass sitting in front of them. If this report is true and Nicki does join Idol as a judge, it would seem that the Cola Wars matter has been settled. Read on for all the known deets about this American Idol casting rumor. More »

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Zoe Saldana Will Play Nina Simone In The Jazz Singer’s Biopic

Oh. Heeeellll. No.

Truthfully, this should be filed under today’s That-Ish-Cray Of The Day, but those are usually kind of funny and there is nothing funny about this. Okay y’all. Bear with me while I get my rant on. Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Star Trek, Drumline with Nick Cannon) is playing jazz legend NinaNe Me Quitte PasSimone in an upcoming biopic????!!!!! Oh. Hell. No! ((deep breath)) Okay, I am so on my Emma Clark (the Twihard) ish right now. If I had the balls to make a YouTube account, oh the things that I would say! Lol, okay but seriously. No. Zoe Saldana is great. She’s cute. She’s funny (or something). She’s done some good work. However. Nina Simone… is… probably… a god. Or at least, if god could sing… she would totally try to sing like Nina Simone. That’s just, like, a scientific fact. Click inside for deets on this ridiculous news and more [not so]scientific facts from me about life, love, and light-skinned girls.
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