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Sarah Gadon SWEARS She Will Not Play Mary Jane Watson In ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′

HMMM

Last week we learned the somewhat surprising news that actress Shailene Woodley‘s character Mary Jane Watson was being completely cut out of the forthcoming superhero sequel film The Amazing Spider-Man 2. A couple of days later, it was revealed that another sometimes red-headed actress named Sarah Gadon joined the cast of Amazing … leading many to speculate that she was hired to play Mary Jane in Woodley‘s place. Today we learn from Gadon herself that she is NOT going to play MJ in the film … she swears she is going to play a “new character”. HMMM. She wouldn’t be lying to us, would she? More »

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Paul Giamatti Will Join The Season 4 Cast Of ‘Downton Abbey’

Maverick, Playboy, Brother

Back in May P. Diddy joked that he was joining the cast of the British TV drama Downton Abbey as the show’s first Black character but today we learn actual casting news about the show. American actor Paul Giamatti, who will also play the villainous Rhino in the upcoming superhero sequel film The Amazing Spider-Man 2, has signed on to appear in the forthcoming 4th season of Downton. According to the press release announcement, Giamatti will play a “maverick playboy” character … which, I’m sure, will bring some great drama to the already fantastic series. More »

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Will Smith Will Not Be In The ‘Independence Day’ Sequel

I'm Guessing/Hoping Jaden Smith Will Also Not Have A Role

A few days ago we learned that a sequel to the 1996 blockbuster hit Independence Day was in the works. Independence Day 2 will bring back more aliens, more drama, and apparently, less Will Smith. No Will Smith, to be exact. Which is awesome, especially if you’re Trent and you were hoping against hope that Will would not be returning for the sequel, lol. I actually love Will… or did… before the whole After Earth/Jaden Smith debacle. Now I’m just scared that him being in a movie = Jaden being in a movie and I just can’t deal, for whatever reason. So yeah, we don’t have to worry about that this time around! Click inside for more!
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Casey Affleck Joins The Amazing Cast Of Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’

Jessica Chastain & Michael Caine Also Confirmed!

It’s no surprise that Chris Nolan‘s new film Interstellar is boasting a pretty dope cast. We learned a while back that Matthew McConaughey is taking the lead and Anne Hathaway was confirmed shortly thereafter. Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine have since been confirmed, and now Casey Affleck is joining in on the fun. I’m especially excited for Affleck, who’s been getting lots of buzz for his film with Rooney Mara, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (remember that amazing trailer?!), which did really well on the festival circuit. Click inside for more!
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Helena Bonham Carter Joins Cate Blanchett In The New ‘Cinderella’ Movie

Now, This Should Be Awesome

Okay, so what is this Cinderella production that I’m just now hearing about? Helena Bonham Carter? Cate Blanchett? I’m in! We just saw HBC in that new promo image for the new Elizabeth Taylor biopic, as well as the trailer for the new movie from the Amélie director. She is so friggen dope, lol! And now she’s getting ready to play the fairy godmother of our dreams. Kenneth Branagh‘s production of Cinderella is in full effect! Click inside to learn more!
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Sarah Gadon Joins The Cast Of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Films Just As Shailene Woodley Gets Cut

The New Mary Jane Watson?

On Wednesday we learned that actress Shailene Woodley was cut from the forthcoming sequel film The Amazing Spider-Man 2 due to storyline constraints. It was reported that her Mary Jane Watson character’s storyline would be pushed to the third Spider-Man film due out in 2016. Today we learn that red-headed actress Sarah Gadon has been added to the cast of the Amazing Spider-Man film franchise … which has many believing that she has been hired to play Mary Jane Watson in Woodley‘s place. HMMM. Is Sarah in and Shailene out as Mary Jane? More »

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Shailene Woodley’s Mary Jane Watson Character Has Been CUT OUT Of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′

See Ya Next Movie!

Back in February we got our first look at actress Shailene Woodley in character as Mary Jane Watson as she would appear in the upcoming superhero sequel film The Amazing Spider-Man 2. In March, we saw photos of Woodley‘s character filming scenes with Spider-Man‘s other love Gwen Stacy, played by Emma Stone. Today we learn that Woodley‘s Mary Jane character has been COMPLETELY CUT OUT of the sequel film … and that her storyline has been pushed back to the third film. Sorry MJ fans, it looks like The Amazing Spider-Man 2 only has room for one woman in the web-slinger’s life … and that woman is Gwen Stacy. More »

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Neil Patrick Harris Will Star In The Broadway Production Of ‘Hedwig And The Angry Inch’

Back to Broadway

Neil Patrick Harris is going back to Broadway … next year! Before NPH took over the hearts and minds of pretty much everyone on planet earth with his featured role in the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother back in 2005, Neil spent some time on the Broadway stage … he starred in various Broadway productions, including Cabaret and even played Mark Cohen in a touring production of Rent. It sounds like NPH is itching to get back to Broadway because it was just announced that he will star in the Broadway debut of the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Hedwig, as you may know, started out as a tiny off Broadway musical back in the late 90s before it was adapted into a feature film starring John Cameron Mitchell (the show’s writer and film’s director and star). Hedwig is now being turned into a HUGE Broadway musical … and Neil Patrick Harris will play the lead when it opens next year! More »

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‘Scandal’ Is Promoting Scott Foley To A Series Regular For Season Three!

Yesss! Jake Makes Life Happy/Kinda Creepy/But Still Happy!

Awesome news to pass along to my Gladiators today! This past season of Scandal was amazing for many reasons, but the inclusion of Scott Foley‘s character Jake was a total game changer. Lover, stalker, Presidential confidant/backstabber– Jake was lit’rally everything. But in the season finale he ended up in such a horrific predicament, his fate became really unpredictable. Gladiator extraordinaire, PITNBr Carl tweeted me yesterday and let me know that Scott will officially become a series regular in season three! Which means… what?! I don’t even know, but I’m assuming he’ll be alive! But click inside to learn more!
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Eddie Redmayne Scores Huge New Role As Physicist Stephen Hawking

The Biopic Is Titled 'Theory Of Everything'
Oscars Red Carpet Arrivals

Well… methinks Eddie Redmayne might be headed for some Oscar gold. This year he received much acclaim for his role in Les Misérables, and it also came to my attention that he was extremely hot. Both important achievements in his career… lol. Now we’re learning that the London-born actor is taking on what is, without a doubt, the biggest role of his young career– he’s been cast as world-renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking. Click inside to learn more!
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