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Lindsay Lohan Begins Work On Her New Film ‘The Canyons’

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Last month we learned that Lindsay Lohan has signed on to star in the new Bret Easton Ellis film The Canyons as a porn star. As you may recall, it was reported that Lindsay will have to go full frontal for the role. Today we get our first look at Lindsay on the set of The Canyons as she begins principal filming. Unsurprisingly, this first look at Lindsay on set shows her in bed with her co-star and real life porn star James Dean. Click below to see the totally SFW photo in full as well as other photos from the set of The Canyons. More »

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Will Sam Claflin Play Finnick Odair In ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’?

Rumor Has It ...

Back in May we learned that auditions for the forthcoming sequel film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire had begun and at the time 3 high profile actors were said to be in the running for the highly coveted role of Finnick Odair. It is now mid-July and, according to reports, none of those actors have secured the role … but we are hearing that a different actor has been offered the role. Sam Claflin, the British actor who played the minor role of William in Snow White and the Huntsman, has reportedly been offered the role of Finnick Odair … all he has to do, the report claims, is say yes. More »

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Watch: Nick Cannon Says ‘American Idol’ Can’t Afford To Hire Mariah Carey

Sorry 'Bout It

Last week we heard a rumor that Mariah Carey is in “serious talks” to join American Idol as a judge for the forthcoming season. Today we are hearing from Mimi‘s husband Nick Cannon about the possibility that his wife might join the ranks of American Idol. Speaking candidly and honestly, Nick gave his answer to the question as to whether or not Mariah might join the show. Click below to watch video of his response. More »

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Mariah Carey Is Reportedly In ‘Serious Talks’ To Judge ‘American Idol’

New Music AND a New TV Gig for Mimi?

Now that Jennifer Lopez has officially, officially revealed to Ryan Seacrest that she is definitely, definitely leaving American Idol (after it was reported that she was seriously, seriously considering leaving the show a few weeks ago) and her fellow judge Steven Tyler has also confirmed that he, too, is leaving the show it would seem that American Idol is in desperate need of new judges (it’s being reported that even Randy Jackson might not return to AI either). A new report today claims that pop star Mariah Carey is in “serious talks” to join Idol as a new judge. HMMM. Click below to learn more about Mimi‘s possible new musical projects. More »

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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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