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Michael Fassbender Will Star In An Upcoming Adaptation Of ‘Macbeth’

This Could Be Awesome Sauce

As y’all know, Trent‘s been in NYC for the past few days and I’m pretty sure he’s having the best time ever. Even though nothing compared to our day at the Yankee’s game, I know he also had an amazing time seeing Alan Cumming in his one-man show production of William Shakespeare‘s Macbeth. I got to talk to Trent about it when we hung out and I am sooo obsessed with the idea of going to see this show, lol. Macbeth is a story that, as we know, never gets old and new actors are always coming along to take on the role. Michael Fassbender is now joining the rans of actors who’ve gone Macbeth, which is pretty exciting. I mean, Fassy as Macbeth? Yespleasemorethanyou. Click inside to learn more!
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Nicki Minaj Cast Alongside Cameron Diaz And Kate Upton In ‘The Other Woman’

Her Feature Film Debut

Just a few days ago we learned that model Kate Upton had been cast in a new movie with Cameron Diaz and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. I was excited to hear that Kate was getting into movies, and now it seems like another newcomer to film is joining in on the fun. Nicki Minaj has just been cast in The Other Woman, the new movie from The Notebook director Nick Cassavetes. This will be Nicki‘s first role in a movie, although we know she’s no stranger to the dramatic arts, lol. Click inside to learn more!
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Oh Snap! ‘American Idol’ Reportedly Tried To FIRE Mariah Carey And REHIRE Jennifer Lopez!

Mimi & her Lawyers Reportedly SHUT THAT PLAN DOWN!

Oh man … there is a news story out today via The Hollywood Reporter that alleges that American Idol producers were so desperate to fix the show’s embarrassingly low ratings this season that they reportedly tried to execute a plan that would’ve FIRED Mariah Carey as judge midseason and replace her with the very ratings popular ex-Idol judge Jennifer Lopez. The only reason the plan didn’t happen, according to the report, is because Mimi‘s lawyers threatened to SUE the Hell out of the show if they even tried. Now, if this report had come from a less reputable publication, I don’t know that I would necessarily believe it … because it sounds like a crazy (and contractually illegal, I might add) shake-up fantasy. But coming from THR, I believe every word of it. Click below to learn more about this tale of dismal TV ratings and the reported desperation that pushed producers to want to axe Mariah for J. Lo. More »

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Tom Hiddleston Is Reportedly In Talks To Star In The Remake Of ‘The Crow’

I Approve!!!

Earlier today we got a tiny peek at actor Tom Hiddleston as Loki in the new teaser trailer for the upcoming superhero sequel film Thor: The Dark World. Right now we learn that Hiddleston is reportedly in talks to play the role of Eric Draven in the planned reboot film The Crow. As you may recall, we learned WAY BACK in 2009 that plans were in the works to remake the 1994 film The Crow, which starred Brandon Lee in his final role before his untimely death, with a new actor. In 2010, it was rumored that Marky Mark Whalberg was up for the lead role … then in 2011 it was reported that Bradley Cooper was up for the role (thankfully, that didn’t work out). At the start of last year, it was reported that the Crow remake project got itself a new director and screenwriter … and today, we hear Hiddleston may get the role. HMMM. More »

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Anna Kendrick Will Join Ryan Reynolds In The New Thriller ‘The Voices’

From The Director Of 'Persepolis'
Justin Timberlake and guests at his "The 20/20 Experience" iHeartRadio album release party at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles

Okay. Have any of you seen Persepolis? I friggen loved Persepolis! The 2007 film by Marjane Satrapi (based on her comic) was such a huge deal and I can’t believe I haven’t taken time out of my days to see her more recent films. But that’s all gonna change, stat! The director is developing a new movie, and she’ll be working with some mainstream actors this time around. Anna Kendrick, Ryan Reynolds, and Gemma Arterton have all been cast in her next flick, The Voices. Click inside to learn more!
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Will Ferrell And Jack Black Are Teaming Up In The New Movie, ‘Tag’

Based On Real-Life Friends Who've Been Playing Tag For 23 Years

This year at the MTV Movie Awards Will Ferrell was honored with the Comedic Genius award, and he so deserved it. As we know, he’s got the Anchorman 2 movie happening, but he’s also just been cast in a new film with a pretty interesting plot line to it. Tag is based on the true life story of a group of friends who have been playing the most epic game of tag for the past 23 years. Ferrell will be playing alongside Jack Black, so the whole thing sounds like a total blast. Click inside to learn more!
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Kate Upton Scores Her First Big Movie Role In ‘The Other Woman’

Also Starring Cameron Diaz And Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Kate Upton attends the Samsung Spring Launch in NYC

Kate Upton is apparently not going to be satisfied until her face is everywhere. The Sports Illustrated-turned-high-fashion model has been covering pretty much every magazine, from French Elle to British Vogue, but now she’s got her sights set on the big screen. Apparently she’s had a few small roles in a couple of movies, but now she’ll be getting some significant screen time in the revenge comedy The Other Woman, which will be directed by Nick Cassavetes (The Notebook). Click inside to learn more!
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First Look: Jamie Foxx Surfaces In Costume As Electro On The Set Of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′

Big, Bad and Blue

Back in December we learned officially that actor Jamie Foxx won the role of the villainous Electro in the forthcoming superhero sequel film The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Back in February, we saw the first photos of actor Andrew Garfield on the Amazing set in his newly revamped Spider-Man costume. A day later, we got our first look at Shailene Woodley in the role of Mary Jane Watson. Today we get another update from the set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 … today we get our FIRST LOOK at Jamie Foxx in costume as Electro. It was reported previously that this film version of Electro would be a little different … as you can see in the photos below, he looks pretty different. More »

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Ashley Judd Cast As Natalie Prior In The ‘Divergent’ Movie

Plus Aaron Eckhart's In!
Los Angeles Premiere of 'Olympus Has Fallen'

We’ve been hearing lots of great casting news for the upcoming Divergent film. Shailene Woodley has been cast in the lead and Kate Winslet and Zoë Kravitz are also on board. I still have to read this book before the movie gets released, but since the studio is still casting I’m going to assume I have some time. Sources are now confirming that Ashley Judd is the latest actress to join this promising cast, and she’ll be playing Natalie Prior, mother to main character Tris. Click inside to learn more!
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OMG, Yes: ‘Girl Meets World’ Casts Jackée Harry In The Upcoming Series Premiere

Everything Good Is Happening With This Show...

Okay, Boy Meets World spinoff, Girl Meets World. That’s enough. That’s quite enough. You already got me to sign up when we got our first look at Cory and Topanga‘s daughter. Then we learned that Mr. Feeny was coming back, and yeah. I was good! Now you’ve gone too far. Entirely too far. Y’all. Jackée Harry (AKA Tia‘s Mom from the 90s sitcom Sister, Sister) is coming back to television, and Girl Meets World is completely responsible. Click inside to learn more!
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