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Will ‘American Idol’ Loser Adam Lambert Become The Next ‘American Idol’ Judge?

Worst Idea Ever?

Back in May we heard from “sources” that Jennifer Lopez is seriously serious about NOT returning to judge American Idol next season. If true, then the folks at AI are going to need someone to take her place on the judging panel. So, who would be a good judge to help pick the next American Idol? Well, a new report out today is claiming that Idol producers are going after Adam Lambert — a former Idol contestant who LOST his season of competition — to become the new judge. HMMM. Does it really make sense to have a former AI loser help determine the next AI winner? More »

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Jena Malone Is In Final Negotiations To Play Johanna Mason In ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

Mia Is Out, Jena Is IN

A couple of weeks ago, we learned that the brilliant young actress Mia Wasikowska was “in the mix” for the part of Johanna Mason in the forthcoming sequel film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. At the time, other actresses were also rumored to be “in the mix” for the part but because I was really hoping for Mia to get the role, I didn’t really focus on those other actress. I guess that was my error because today we learn that Jena Malone is in final negotiations to play the part. While I don’t have any necessarily negative feelings on Jena‘s casting, I guess I am bummed that Mia didn’t win the role of Johanna. Blah. More »

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First Look: Naomi Watts Surfaces As Princess Diana In The Biopic ‘Caught In Flight’

Di, Another Day

Naomi Watts has been cast as the late Princess Diana in an upcoming biopic film titled Caught In Flight and before now, I really never thought that Naomi resembled Diana enough for the role. Today, new photos of Naomi on set in character as Diana have been released and I find myself shocked at how much like Di she looks. Check out the photos below and see for yourself. Judging by these first photos, Naomi Watts has seemingly transformed herself into Diana, the People’s Princess. More »

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First Look: André 3000 As Jimi Hendrix

Filming Has Begun on 'All Is By My Side'

Last month we learned that singer André Lauren Benjamin, better known as André 3000, was cast in the lead role of Jimi Hendrix in a biopic film about the late musician titled All Is By My Side. Today we get our first look at André 3000 in character as Hendrix on the Dublin, Ireland set of the film. As you can see below, André filmed scenes with his co-star Hayley Atwell and, to be honest, the pair do look like characters they portray in the film. Check it out. More »

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The N.W.A. Biopic Is Finally In The Works… And They’re Casting!

Straight Outta Compton

irector F. Gary Gray is responsible for a slew of great films, including Law Abiding Citizen, Set It Off, and 1995′s classic, Friday. He’s now working on the long-awaited N.W.A. biopic, titled Straight Outta Compton, and a few days ago he tweeted the official casting call. I didn’t even know how much I wanted an N.W.A. biopic to happen, until this news hit and now I’m pretty pumped. Regardless of your thoughts on the controversial former group, they made a huge impact on rap and the entire entertainment industry. Their historical influence deserves documentation and I can’t wait to see what Gray pulls together. See the official casting call announcement and deets inside.
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Jennifer Hudson Joins The Season 2 Cast Of ‘Smash’

Meet Veronica Moore

Woot!! I have some great casting news to pass along today. Academy Award-winning actress and Grammy Award-winning singer Jennifer Hudson has been added to the season 2 cast of the NBC drama Smash. As you may know, Smash tells the tale of the creation of the fictional Broadway musical Bombshell, based on the life of Marilyn Monroe. Season 1 of the show featured guest stars like Nick Jonas and Uma Thurman. For season 2, producers are pulling out the big guns … J. Hud will feature in a multi-episode arc as a character named Veronica Moore. More »

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Mia Wasikowska In Talks To Play Johanna Mason In ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

Mia Is Reportedly 'In The Mix' For the Part

Back in May we heard that producers started the search for the perfect actor to play Finnick Odair in the forthcoming sequel film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Earlier this month, we learned that Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman is reportedly in negotiations to play the role of Gamesmaker Plutarch Heavensbee. Today we learn that the amazing Austrailian actress Mia Wasikowska is “in the mix” for the role of Johanna Mason. I have to say, this latest bit of casting rumor is very exciting! More »

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Lauren London Has A Lead Role On ‘The Game’

OMG. Whaaaat?!

The Game is a brilliant show that’s had its fair share of ups and downs. Throwback fans remember when it was on The CW and back then? Honestly? It was kind of the perfect show. Who knew the world of football could be so compelling (and so femme-driven)? Apparently Mara Brock Akil (the creator) and Kelsey Grammar  (the producer) knew. After three glorious seasons the show was cancelled and fans everywhere championed online to get it back. BET finally got me to watch their channel again when they picked up The Game, but still, it wasn’t quite the same. Recently the two lead stars Tia Mowry and Pooch Hall dropped out of the show, but we have kind of exciting news today. Actress and girl-I-would-almost-trade-faces-with, Lauren London has nabbed a lead role on the show. According to TV Line, she will fill the void left by Tia Mowry. The Game fans (I know you’re on here!) get the details inside.
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Charlize Theron In Talks To Star In ‘Murder Mystery’

Another Role In The Works

Yesterday we heard that beautiful and mega-talented Charlize Theron shaved her head for her role in Mad Max: Fury Road. Charlize is the star of Snow White and The Huntsman, Prometheus and the upcoming Mad Max and today we learn that she is in talks to star in the John Madden directed Murder Mystery. Does this woman ever sleep? More »

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Lindsay Lohan Will Play A Porn Star In The Bret Easton Ellis Film ‘The Canyons’

Full Frontal Ahead

Lindsay Lohan continues to film the Lifetime TV made for TV movie Liz & Dick (despite her recent car troubles) but this week we learn that she already has another acting job lined up. Author Bret Easton Ellis has shared the news that Lindsay has won a role in his new film The Canyons alongside a porn actor named James Deen. Apparently, Lindsay will appear full frontally nude in the film … which means, yeah, her career comeback is really in full swing. More »

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