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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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First Look: Mariah Carey Will Portray A Field Slave Named Hattie Pearl In ‘The Butler’

Plus, Watch the Powerful Trailer for 'The Butler'

We’re pretty used to seeing divalicious Mariah Carey all dolled up and glam as can be but in the upcoming new Lee Daniels directed film The Butler, she plays a character as far away from her real life persona as possible. Mariah will be featured in the film as a field slave named Hattie Pearl and you can get your first look at MC in character below. I’ve been minorly aware of The Butler due to the fact that Oprah Winfrey being cast as the female lead but it wasn’t until I saw the movie trailer that I really took notice of this film. Click below to see Mariah‘s promo photo and check out the trailer for yourselves. I think you’ll agree that The Butler looks like a powerful film that will likely garner a lot of attention come awards season. More »

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Christina Ricci Will Play Lizzie Borden In A Lifetime Made-For-TV Movie

"Lizzie Borden took an ax ..."

Actress Christina Ricci has made a career from playing gothy characters, like Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family, over the years and today we learn that she has signed on to play the infamous Lizzie Borden in a made-for-TV movie for Lifetime TV. Lizzie Borden, as we all learned from our childhood playground rhymes, was a young woman accused of murdering her parents with an ax. If memory serves, the rhyme goes: “Lizzie Borden took an ax and gave her mother 40 whacks and when she saw what she had done, she gave her father 41.” What hasn’t been common knowledge is that Borden was acquitted of the murder of her parents so … essentially, she was an innocent woman who is forever remembered as an ax murderer. To this day, her infamy lives on … and I suspect, will be rejuvenated with this new Lifetime TV movie. More »

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Leonardo DiCaprio Will Play Russian Mystic Rasputin In The Upcoming Biopic

He Is Sooo Never Taking That Long Break From Acting
Opening Ceremony And 'The Great Gatsby' Premiere - The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Earlier this year Leonardo DiCaprio came out in an interview and said he planned to take a really long break from acting, and I’m starting to seriously doubt that game plane. He has so many movies lined up, it’s insane! Gatsby just dropped, he’s got that JFK movie coming up, and we also heard his name attached to a film set during The Great Depression. Now we’re learning that he’s set to produce and star in a biopic about famed Russian mystic, Rasputin. So, yeah. Methinks that break is DUNZO before it began. Click inside for more!
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Jennifer Lawrence Will Star In And Produce An Adaptation Of ‘The Rules Of Inheritance’

The Oscar-Winner Branches Out
Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian)' premiere during The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival

As we know, Jennifer Lawrence has a busy, busy year ahead of her. We’ve seen her on her all-blue-everything ish, as Mystique on the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire just premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. J-Law just signed on to star in a new movie, but she’s also getting in on the action behind the camera, as she’ll be producing her first film! Click inside for more!
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Now Carey Mulligan Is A Frontrunner For The Hillary Clinton Biopic

Has 'Rodham' Found Its Leading Lady?
Celebrities arrive for the Australian premiere of the 'The Great Gatsby' held in Sydney, NSW, Australia - Part 1

We’ve been hearing lots ‘o buzz about this upcoming Hillary Clinton biopic, and the plot continues to thicken. First reports were stating that Scarlett Johannson, Jessica Chastain, Amanda Seyfried, and Reese Witherspoon were all in the running to play America’s next top Presidential candidate the Secretary of State. Then Jessica Chastain came out and basically said the reports were false; at least, she hadn’t been approached with a script or anything. Now we’re hearing some more concrete news about Carey Mulligan possibly taking on the role. Click inside to learn more!
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