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The CW Plans To Develop A Green Arrow TV Series

BUT, Justin Hartley will NOT Play the Character

Great news, comic book superhero fans … The CW, the network of the long-running Superman TV series Smallville, has announced that it is planning to produce a new TV series based on the DC Comics character Green Arrow. Smallville fans should remember that Green Arrow (and his secret identity Oliver Queen) made quite a few appearances on the show … he was played by actor Justin Hartley. Altho, IMHO, Hartley did a great job with the role, he is NOT being considered for the lead role in this planned new series. Still, The CW is moving from the script phase to the pilot phase … and Green Arrow might be making his solo television debut this Fall. More »

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Lindsay Lohan Is In Talks To Play Elizabeth Taylor In A Made-For-TV Movie

Yes, Really

As you may recall, we learned late last year that Lindsay Lohan has been named as the new celebrity spokesmodel for JAG Jeans. We learned last week that she has been named as the new celebrity spokesmodel for FCUK‘s new fragrance Fringe. Today … we learn that Lindsay is being considered for the role of — get thisElizabeth Taylor in an upcoming Lifetime TV movie titled Elizabeth & Richard: A Love Story. Now, before y’all get all riled up about this casting … let’s remember that she is merely being CONSIDERED for the role. But, if she plays her cards right (heaven help us), Lindsay could feasibly get the role. HMMM. More »

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First Look: Amanda Seyfried As Linda Lovelace

Porn to be Wild

As you may know, there are 2 competing films being made in Hollywood right now that focus on the tragic yet true life story of 1970′s porn star Linda Lovelace. The film titled Inferno will star Malin Ackerman in the lead role (altho, Lindsay Lohan was initially considered for the partbefore she got fired and replaced) and the other film, simply titled Lovelace, will star Amanda Seyfried as the lead. Entertainment Weekly brings us our first look at Amanda as Linda and if you know anything about Lovelace‘s tragic life story, you’ll realize that the photo below is from one of the few happy times in her life. Check it out. More »

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First Look: Jeremy Renner In ‘The Bourne Legacy’

'Bourne' Again

Back in April of last year, we learned that Academy Award nominated actor Jeremy Renner (who can be seen in theaters right now in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) has been cast as the lead in the upcoming sequel film The Bourne Legacy. As you may know, Legacy will pick up where the previous Bourne trilogy of films left off. Instead of Matt Damon playing the character, Renner will step into the new Bourne role. Click below to check out the first promo photo released of Jeremy Renner in The Bourne Legacy and get your first look at the new face of this new film franchise. More »

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Should They Make A ‘Bridesmaids’ Sequel Without Kristin Wiig?

Bridesmaids cost just $32 million to make, but pulled in $288 million at the box office. And if Saturday Night Live‘s Kristen Wiig wasn’t a household name beforehand, it certainly made she (and Melissa McCarthy) into one. But with Universal Pictures planning a sequel to the box office smash, it seems Wiig — who wrote the first film — won’t be attached. How come? One word: money. More »

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Taylor Swift, Hugh Jackman, Amanda Seyfried and Russell Crowe to Star in ‘Les Miserables’ – Power Cast Or Odd Mix?

Musical to Movie

What do you think of this new cast? Taylor Swift is going to be playing the role of Eponine in the upcoming film adaptation of the musical Les Miserables. The rest of the cast is pretty special too. The movie is due for release December 2012 but already there is buzz around who is going to be in it. More »

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The ‘RoboCop’ Remake Is Reportedly Back On Track

"The satire element of 'RoboCop' is, I think, needed today"

Back in June of 2008 we learned plans were in the works for a reboot of the 80′s film RoboCop. At the time, the new RoboCop film was due to hit theaters in 2010 … but in June of 2010, it was reported that the RoboCop remake was dunzo. Today we learn that the new RoboCop film is back on track … and you’ll never guess who is reportedly up for the lead role of RoboCop! More »

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James Franco In Talks To Play Hugh Hefner In The Biopic ‘Lovelace’

Playboy Cameo

The planned biopic film based on the life of adult film star Linda Lovelace is still in the works with actress Amanda Seyfried attached to the lead role. Today we learn that actor James Franco is in negotiations to play the cameo role of Hugh Hefner in the film. As I understand it, Franco‘s Hefner role will be a small one in Lovelace but having his name attached to the film is enough to generate a bit of buzz. More »

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First Look: NeNe Leakes On ‘Glee’

Coach Roz in Action

Earlier this week we learned that Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes has been cast as a swim coach on Glee and today we get our FIRST LOOK at NeNe in character as Coach Roz Washington. Click below to check out a promo photo of NeNe and Glee actor Chord Overstreet and read some deets about NeNe‘s first acting role. More »

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NeNe Leaks Joins The Cast Of ‘Glee’

"The secret is out!"

Earlier today we heard the debut single Who Gon’ Check Me, Boo? from Real Housewives of Atlanta star Shereé Whitfield (which is AWESOME, btw) but right now I have some more RHOA news to share. It turns out that NeNe Leakes has been cast in a recurring role on Glee! Glee stars Lea Michele and Chris Colfer broke the news last night on Bravo TV and NeNe confirmed on her official Twitter profile. NeNe will play a swim coach named Roz … is that not the funnest thing you’ve heard all day? Love it! Read on for all the deets. More »

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