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Katherine Heigl In Talks To Do Puppet Murder Story

Serial Killer, Kids Show, Puppets And A Private Eye

It isn’t a typical Katherine Heigl story but apparently she is in negotiations to sign onto a new film project called The Happytime Murders. It is coming to us from the guy that did A Muppets Christmas Carol and Kung Fu Panda 2. The plot and style is a far cry from what we have come to expect from Ms Heigl, so maybe she is branching out in 2012. Read on for more info about the film… More »

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Selma Blair To Star In Charlie Sheen’s ‘Anger Management’

Who Needs Therapy?

In the beginning of January we reported that notorious star, Charlie Sheen, was working on a new series, Anger Management. It is based on the Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson film from 2003, and Charlie will play an unconventional anger management therapist. Some people think the irony of Charlie playing this role is what is really so funny. Now we have news that they are starting to fill the rest of the cast. First up, Selma Blair, will be the female lead opposite Mr Sheen. Read on for the details about this casting… More »

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First Look: Sarah Jessica Parker As Gloria Steinem On The Set Of ‘Lovelace’

The New Gloria Steinem Reports for Duty

After a bit of confusion, we learned last week that Sarah Jessica Parker was cast in the cameo role of Gloria Steinem in the upcoming biopic Lovelace currently in filming production here in SoCal. As you may recall, actress Demi Moore was originally cast to play Steinem but she had to pull out of the production because of her current stint in rehab. Today we get our first look at SJP on the set of Lovelace in character as Gloria Steinem. Click below to see her in action. More »

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Britney Spears Wants To Guest Star On ‘Modern Family’

Best. Idea. EVER!

It’s been a little bit since our dear Britney Spears made a guest appearance on TV … as you may recall, in recent years Brit Brit made appearances on Glee and How I Met Your Mother. It would seem that Britney has got the itch to act again because she seems very interested in making a guest appearance on the ABC comedy series Modern Family. Britney innocently (on purpose?) tweeted her love for the show … and that love has inspired a grassroots campaign to try and get her to appear on the show! Read on to learn more. More »

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The CW Casts Stephen Amell As The New Green ‘Arrow’

Less 'Green', More Hotness

Earlier this month we learned that The CW is planning to develop a superhero TV series based on the DC Comics hero Green Arrow. Today we learn that The CW has not only decided to rename the series The Arrow but they have also found their leading man. Actor Stephen Arnell, who starred on the last season of the HBO series Hung, has been cast as The Green Arrow (and presumably his secret identity Oliver Queen). Click below to learn a bit more about Arnell (ahem, check out his abs) and read more deets about his casting as the lead in The Arrow. More »

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Taylor Lautner Will NOT Star As Stretch Armstrong

Sorry 'Bout It

Back in February of 2010, we first heard that Twilight star Taylor Lautner would be starring in the big screen adaptation of Stretch Armstrong … a film based on the toy of the same name. Since that time, we really haven’t heard much about the film … not the storyline, not other casting … pretty much nothing. Well, today we get an update … it turns out that Stretch Armstrong the movie has been passed by Universal Studios to Relativity productions … and Taylor Lautner is no longer attached to the film. I mean, I gotta say … this is GREAT news for Lautner‘s film career. Read on for more deets. More »

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Simon Cowell Releases A Statement About The ‘X Factor’ Bloodbath

"I want to say a massive thank you to Paula, Nicole and Steve ..."

Earlier today we learned that Simon Cowell made the executive decision to fire Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and Steve Jones from The X Factor and right now we get to read his just released official statement on the firings. Simon‘s statement is short but is full of thank yous and love … but no sign of apologies. Simon maintains that he plans on working again with Paula Abdul on a new project in the future. Paula, for her part, has been very magnanimous about her very public axing from The X Factor. Click below to read the full text of Simon Cowell‘s statement and read what Paula has to say on her official Twitter profile. More »

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Paula Abdul & Nicole Scherzinger Have Been FIRED From ‘The X Factor’

Host Steve Jones got Axed, Too

So … you know how last year former American Idol judge Simon Cowell was all excited about his new competitive singing reality show The X Factor and he was all excited about bringing on board judges Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and host Steve Jones to the show? Yeah, that’s over because all 3 of these people have been FIRED from the show. You may recall that British pop singer Cheryl Cole was originally meant to be a judge on X Factor but she got fired before the show made it air and was replaced with Scherzinger (who, if you consider how she got her job, shouldn’t be all that surprised that she was so easily fired, too). The only person that Simon Cowell didn’t fire is fellow male judge L.A. Reid. Read on for all the gory details of this X Factor bloodbath below. More »

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First Look: James Franco Surfaces As Hugh Hefner On The Set Of ‘Lovelace’

Franco Channels His Inner Hef for The Film

In the past few days we’ve gotten quite a bit of news about the biopic film Lovelace and right now we’re going to get a wee bit more (because, clearly, Lovelace is the ONLY movie in production right now). Earlier we learned that Demi Moore is OUT and Sarah Jessica Parker is IN for the cameo role of Gloria Steinem and we also learned that Chloë Sevigny has also been added to the cast as a journalist. Last month we learned that James Franco was in talks to play Hugh Hefner in the film and today we get to see him in character on the set of Lovelace. Like the Gloria Steinem character, I understand that Franco‘s Hefner will be a cameo role. Click below to check out the first photos of Franco as Hugh Hefner and check out new photos of star Amanda Seyfriend as Linda Lovelace. More »

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Courtney Cox Casts David Arquette In ‘Cougar Town’

The World's Closest Estranged Couple?

News came today that Courteney Cox is adding to the cast of Cougar Town with her ex-husband (and life partner?) David Arquette. He is going to be guest starring in the season 3 finale. The duo, though separated, are famous for the fact that they have remained friends despite the relationship not working out. Read on for more details about the character, and how art is mirroring life.. More »

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