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New Zealand’s Grant Bowler Has Been Cast As ‘Dick’ In Elizabeth Taylor Biopic ‘Liz & Dick’

Lindsay Has Found Her Dick

Earlier this week we heard that the producers of the Elizabeth Taylor biopic, Liz & Dick, which has already cast Lindsay Lohan in the title role of Elizabeth, has been having issues finding their perfect Dick. Well, today Deadline is reporting that Dick has been cast, and the role has gone to New Zealand actor, Grant Bowler. You may know Grant from True Blood or Ugly Betty, well, he has now reportedly been cast to play Hollywood great Richard Burton opposite Lindsay Lohan. The biopic chronicles the fiery, notorious and highly publicized love affair between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, the original Hollywood couple – do you think Grant is the perfect Dick? More »

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Natalie Portman To Star In Western Flick ‘Jane Got A Gun’

The One They're All Talking About

Actresses like Natalie Portman get snapped up to star in the hottest new movies, and today we have heard that Natalie is starring in and producing the new hot film of 2012- Jane Got a Gun. The film is being directed by Lynne Ramsay, who is most known for her work on We Need to Talk About Kevin which starred Tilda Swinton, and Deadline is reporting that this movie, which is a bit of a Western in style, has created the most buzz at the Cannes Film Festival. Could this be the one to give Natalie another Oscar winning performance? More »

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Lindsay Lohan Is Having A Hard Time Finding The Perfect ‘Dick’

Casting Woes

Lifetime TV found the actress that they would like to play Elizabeth Taylor in an upcoming biopic about the late actress but they are having a devil of a time finding the actor to play Richard Burton. With Lindsay in the lead role, she is reportedly unhappy with the actors currently in the running to play Dick to her Liz. Altho Lindsay does not have the final say, rumor has it that producers are trying to keep her has happy as possible. As a result, Lindsay finds herself in the position of searching for the perfect Dick. More »

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Sandra Bullock And Melissa McCarthy Partner Up For New Cop Movie

Miss Congeniality Again?

Today we have learned from Variety that a new cop movie is in the works and they have cast Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy as the two leads. Sandra is a cop movie veteran, having perfected the genre in the Miss Congeniality films, and Bridesmaids star, Melissa, is a newbie to the type of role. The yet to be titled movie follows the strained working relationship between a high-strung FBI agent, played by Sandra, and an unconventional Boston cop, Melissa, who team up to take down a Russian gangster. More »

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Demi Moore Signs Onto New Movie ‘Very Good Girls’ With Elizabeth Olsen and Dakota Fanning

She's Back!

Demi Moore has been cast in a new movie, Very Good Girls, alongside Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen and Peter Sarsgaard. Deadline is reporting that screenwriter-producer Naomi Foner cast Demi in the role of Olsen’s mother in what sounds like a right of passage teen film. The crux of the story is that best friends, Fanning and Olsen, are determined to lose their virginity and become adults, but they end up falling for the same guy. This will be the first role for Demi since she pulled out of Lovelace and checked herself into rehab. Is this a good movie for her comeback? More »

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Cate Blanchett And Mia Wasikowska To Star In Adaptation Of ‘The Price Of Salt’

Casting News For 'Carol'

Great news for the world of literature and film today – we have learned via Deadline that Patricia Highsmith’s great novel, The Price of Salt, is being adapted into a new film, Carol, which is set to star the wonderful, Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska. As you may know, the beautiful story follows two women, and their complex relationship, set in 1950s New York City. Do you think Cate and Mia were a good casting decision? More »

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Sources Claim That Jennifer Lopez Is Seriously Serious About Leaving ‘American Idol’

Running Out of Time?

Yesterday we learned that Jennifer Lopez is going around town suggesting that she might not return to judge another season of American Idol. I, and may others, immediately jumped to the conclusion that she is merely saying this as a negotiating tactic to reap a more lucrative contract with Idol. But, according to E! News, it’s starting to sound like J. Lo is really serious about quitting Idol. For the first time ever, Lopez is going out on a world tour this Summer and prepping for the next season of AI would get in the way of her tour. Additionally, J. Lo says she’d like to spend more time with her children. I’m actually starting to believe that she is seriously serious about saying goodbye to American Idol. More »

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Model Agyness Deyn To Star In Film Adaptation Of Novel ‘Sunset Song’

Big Break For Model Turned Actress

Agyness Deyn has had huge success in the modeling world but over the past two years or so she has been trying to break into acting and movies. She appeared in the 2010 film Clash of the Titans, and the 2011 remake of Nicolas Winding Refn’s 1996 cult classic, Pusher, where she played a stripper. So, far though, Agyness hasn’t really had her big film break. Today though we have heard via Vogue UK that she has been cast in the film adaptation of legendary Scottish novel Sunset Song. More »

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It’s Officially Official At Last! Britney Spears Joins ‘The X Factor’

"I couldn't be more excited to join THE X FACTOR judging panel."

The moment that we Britney Spears fans have been hoping for (and maybe dared not dream of) has finally come. Fox has formally and officially announced that our dear Britney has signed on to judge the forthcoming second season of The X Factor. As was reported earlier today, Britney flew into NYC last night to attend the Fox Up Fronts event this afternoon. After a bit of anxious waiting, the announcement was finally made. More »

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Demi Lovato Signed As 4th Judge On ‘The X Factor’

TMZ Reports

Last week we learned that singer Demi Lovato was one of the front-runners for the 4th judging spot on the upcoming second season of The X Factor and today we hear from TMZ that she officially signed on as judge. Now, just becuse TMZ is “confirming” the news, we really won’t know for absolute sure until we hear it from Fox themselves. As you may recall, we saw video earlier of Britney Spears in NYC today which is almost certainly confirmation that she, too, has signed on to judge The X Factor as the 3rd judge. Click below for the reported deets about Demi‘s X Factor signing. More »

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