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First Look: Chloë Moretz & Julianne Moore In Character In ‘Carrie’ Remake

Carrie White, and Red All Over

Earlier this year we learned that Chloë Moretz and Julianne Moore will star in the forthcoming remake of the 1976 horror film Carrie and today we get our first look at both actresses in their respective roles. Moretz plays the central figure Carrie White, a bullied teen with powerful telekinetic abilities. Moore plays her psychotically religious mother who abuses and ultimately destroys her own daughter. As I understand it, this version of Carrie will be focused more on the original Stephen King novel than the ’76 film but one things for certain … the famed “bloody prom scene” will be featured. Click below to see these first Carrie photos and learn more about the remake. More »

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First Look: Ryan Lochte Surfaces On The Set Of ’90210′

Fish Out of Water

Last week we learned that US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte paid a visit to the set of 90210 to film a guest appearance and today we get to see the wannabe actor on the TV series set. Lochte posed with 90210 star AnnaLynne McCord in between takes, which you can see below, and shared with TV Guide his ease with appearing on the show shirtless. Check out the photo and read what else Lochte had to say from the set of 90210 last week. More »

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Justin Bieber Will Guest Star On ‘The Simpsons’

The Biebs Gets Animated

Justin Bieber broke the news on his official Twitter profile that he will be guest starring on an upcoming episode of The Simpsons. It would appear that JB jumped the gun with his announcement because the tweet has since been deleted … but Simpsons producer Al Jean has confirmed that, YES, The Biebs will make his animated debut on the show in a small cameo role. Click below to learn more about Bieber‘s upcoming stint on The Simpsons. More »

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Susan Flannery Is Leaving ‘The Bold And The Beautiful’ After 25 Years

First Ron Moss, Now Susan ... Who's Next?

Earlier this month we learned the sad news that original castmember Ronn Moss is leaving the long-running CBS daytime drama The Bold and the Beautiful after 25 years reportedly due to a contract dispute. A couple of days later, we learned that Moss‘s character Ridge Forrester will likely be recast with a different actor. Today we learn the equally sad news that fellow original B&B castmember Susan Flannery is also leaving the show after 25 years. This time, it sounds like Flannery‘s exit will be more amicable but still … B&B is losing two of its core four castmembers after 25 years on the air! Dang! More »

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First Look: Sarah Jessica Parker Surfaces On The Set Of ‘Glee’

SJP's Return to TV

Back in May we learned that actress Sarah Jessica Parker, who many of us remember and LOVED as Carrie Bradshaw on the HBO series Sex and the City, will join the forthcoming season of Glee in a multi-episode arc on the show and today we get our first look at SJP on the Glee set. Glee creator Ryan Murphy shared a photo he snapped of SJP posing with actor Chris Colfer (a photo that Colfer then re-tweeted) which I know share with all y’all. Get your first look at SJP on Glee below. More »

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Lisa Whelchel From ‘The Facts Of Life’ Joins The Cast Of ‘Survivor: Philippines’

You Take the Good, You Take the Bad

Big news, Survivor fans … CBS has unveiled the contestants that will compete in the forthcoming new season of the show titled Survivor: Philippines. Among the contestants battling for the $1 million dollar prize and the title of sole survivor is a former Major League Baseball player and an actress. You may remember the actress as the woman who played Blair Warner on the long-running 80′s sitcom The Facts of Life. Lisa Whelchel, a born again Christian, is among the players competing in the upcoming season of Survivor … click below to see who she will be competing against. More »

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Nicki Minaj Will Reportedly Become A New Judge On ‘American Idol’

The Deal Isn't Done Yet But ...

For the past few days there have been rumors going around about which musicians might be added to the forthcoming new season of American Idol as judges. Nicki Minaj, Enrique Iglesias and Keith Urban have been floated around as possible new judges for the show … and today, US Weekly is reporting that Nicki is “definitely” joining AI as a judge. As I understand it, the Nicki deal is complicated because she is a spokesperson for Pepsi Cola and Idol is sponsored by Coca Cola. The folks at Pepsi aren’t too keen on their spokesperson appearing on TV weekly with a big red Coke glass sitting in front of them. If this report is true and Nicki does join Idol as a judge, it would seem that the Cola Wars matter has been settled. Read on for all the known deets about this American Idol casting rumor. More »

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Zoe Saldana Will Play Nina Simone In The Jazz Singer’s Biopic

Oh. Heeeellll. No.

Truthfully, this should be filed under today’s That-Ish-Cray Of The Day, but those are usually kind of funny and there is nothing funny about this. Okay y’all. Bear with me while I get my rant on. Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Star Trek, Drumline with Nick Cannon) is playing jazz legend NinaNe Me Quitte PasSimone in an upcoming biopic????!!!!! Oh. Hell. No! ((deep breath)) Okay, I am so on my Emma Clark (the Twihard) ish right now. If I had the balls to make a YouTube account, oh the things that I would say! Lol, okay but seriously. No. Zoe Saldana is great. She’s cute. She’s funny (or something). She’s done some good work. However. Nina Simone… is… probably… a god. Or at least, if god could sing… she would totally try to sing like Nina Simone. That’s just, like, a scientific fact. Click inside for deets on this ridiculous news and more [not so]scientific facts from me about life, love, and light-skinned girls.
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Bell-Phillip Television Productions Plans To Recast The Role Of Ridge Forrester On ‘The Bold And The Beautiful’

Ronn Moss Isn't Merely Being Let Go, He's Being Replaced

Earlier this week we learned the surprising news that original castmember Ronn Moss (who is the only actor ever to play the role of Ridge Forrester) has been let go from the daytime drama series The Bold and the Beautiful due to failed contract negotiations. Today we learn the even more surprising news that Moss isn’t merely being let go, he will likely be replaced. Because Ridge Forrester is such an integral character on the daytime soap, it is being reported that when the character returns to the series he will be played by a different actor!!! More »

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‘The Real Housewives Of Atlanta’ Will Reportedly Add Two New Housewives To The Cast

Fresh Blood

Filming has begun on the new season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta and according to a report by In Touch Weekly magazine, the ladies of the ATL have added two new faces to the mix. Naturally, Bravo TV does not comment on casting matters until they’re good and ready but according to In Touch, there will be two new housewives in forthcoming season of the show. As far as I can tell, none of the castmembers from last season have been cut … but rumor has it that one of the original castmembers will be featured less frequently on the show. Click below to find out who these new housewives are and which original housewife will reportedly get less screentime. More »

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