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‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ Star Charisma Carpenter Will Play Ariana Grande’s Mother On ‘Scream Queens’

Cordelia Chase grows up

Last month we got our first look at Ryan Murphy‘s new Fox TV series Scream Queens, which looks like a mix between the Scream movie and the Pretty Little Liars TV series, debuting on the network this fall. Today we learn that former Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel actress Charisma Carpenter has been added to the cast in the role of Ariana Grande‘s character’s mother. As a longtime BtVS fan, I am LOVING that Charisma is finding new work on network television. Altho it will be a bit strange for some (me included) to see the former Cordelia Chase as the mother of a grown young woman, I have to admit … her casting does make the prospect of watching Scream Queens much more enticing. More »

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Here Is Your First Look At Taye Diggs In ‘Hedwig And The Angry Inch’

Fab.U.Lous.

Last month we learned that seasoned Broadway actor Taye Diggs will be starring in the current production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch this summer when he takes over the lead role from Glee actor Darren Criss who currently has the role. Today we get our first look at Taye in make-up as Hedwig as he will appear in Angry Inch starting next month. As expected, Taye all glammed up as Hedwig is a strikingly beautiful sight to see. I mean, how do you make an already beautiful man look prettier? You paint his face with bright colors and glitter, duh. Have a look. More »

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Michael C. Hall Will Star In The David Bowie Musical ‘Lazarus’ This Fall

'The Man Who Fell to Earth': The Musical

Last year, Michael C. Hall played Hedwig in the Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. This year, MCH will play Thomas Newton in New York Theatre Workshop’s production of Lazarus … a show based on the Walter Tevis novel The Man Who Fell to Earth which, you may know, was adapted into a film that starred David Bowie. This new production of Lazarus is co-written by Bowie, will feature his music and will, undoubtedly, become one of the MUST-SEE musical theater shows of the year. OMG. Michael C. Hall and David Bowie, AM I DREAMING?! More »

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This Cast Photo Of ‘Independence Day 2: Resurgence’ Was Taken With A Selfie Stick

There is no hope for mankind

Earlier today we learned that the forthcoming sequel movie Independence Day 2 has been given the title Resurgence and we got to see promo photos and video from an ID2 event that took place last night to announce the film’s title and official synopsis. Right now we get to see a photo of the principal cast of ID2: Resurgence that was shared on Facebook by director Roland Emmerich … and appears to have been taken by actor Jeff Goldblum … holding a selfie stick. Sigh. The cast photo is fun, tho, so let’s try and ignore the selfie stickness of this photo and try and enjoy it anyways ;) More »

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Tom Holland Has Been Cast As The New Spider-Man

He is expected to feature in 'Civil War'

Back in March we first started hearing rumors about which young actors were in contention to become the new Spider-Man in the next phase of movies from Sony Pictures. As you may recall, Sony and Marvel Studios reached an agreement where they will share usage of the Spider-Man character on the big screen and it is expected that the new Spider-Man will be featured in the upcoming Marvel movie Captain America: Civil War before he stars in his own set of Spider-Man movies. Today we learn that Tom Holland (The Impossible) has won the coveted role of the web-slinging superhero. Move over Tobey McGuire, step aside Andrew Garfield … there’s a new friendly neighborhood Spider-Man on the scene. More »

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Beyoncé Is Reportedly Being Courted By Marvel To Star In The Next Avengers Movie

SuperBey?

The Avengers: Age of Ultron is still enjoying a healthy run in movie theaters right now but plans are already in the works for the next Avengers movie, Infinity War – Part 1. Today we are hearing that Marvel is reportedly interested in getting pop star and sometimes actress Beyoncé to star in the next Avengers movie … which is interesting and weird, I think. I love Beyoncé but not necessarily for her acting roles. And altho the Marvel movies aren’t really the kinds of movies that require amazing acting performances, I can’t help but think that Bey would stick out like a sore thumb if she were to star in The Avengers: Infinity War. Click below to read what was reportedly said about Beyoncé possibly starring in the next Avengers movie and see what you think of the prospect of Bey as a superhero. More »

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Jessica Lange Says She Is Open To Returning To ‘American Horror Story’

But only for a "small character" for "a couple of episodes"

SO, remember how back in 2013 we first learned that Jessica Lange had decided that she was ready to leave American Horror Story … and in March of this year, when Jessica reaffirmed publicly that she is “out” of the show and wouldn’t be returning. WELL, it would appear that she has had a change of heart. In a new interview, Lange confesses that she is open to returning to AHS if Ryan Murphy came to her with a “small character” that would only be featred on the show in “a couple of episodes” … which means, undoubtedly, that Ryan Murphy is currently writing a small character role for her so that she can appear in a couple episodes of the forthcoming season of American Horror Story: Hotel. More »

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Here Are Photos Of Kristen Wiig On The Set Of ‘Ghostbusters’

Bustin' makes her feel good

Earlier today we learned that filming production was due to begin today on the set of the female-led remake of Ghostbusters. Right now we get to see the first photos of actress Kirsten Wiig on the Boston, MA set of Ghostbusters filming her first scenes for the movie. As you may recall, I mentioned earlier that Wiig is rumored to play a Columbia University professor who gets kicked out of her university job due to her belief that ghosts are real. She enlists the aid of her co-stars (Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon) to start busting ghosts in NYC to prove that hey exist. There isn’t a lot of ghostly action featured in these first set photos but it is fun to see Kristen in character filming her scenes. She always wears the best wigs. I can’t wait to see more from the set.

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Brandi Glanville Has Reportedly Been Fired From ‘The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills’

Rejoice!

Earlier this month it was reported that Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards will be demoted (or cut out entirely) on the upcoming new season of the Bravo reality TV series and at the time, I figured the writing was on the wall for her BFF and RHOBH co-star Brandi Glanville. Brandi has been a constant source of conflict for every other person on the show for years now, save for Kim. When it was announced that Kim was being demoted (or fired, it’s not clear yet), I figured we’d be hearing similar news about Brandi … and today, that news has come. TMZ is reporting that Bravo has decided to axe Brandi because, well, she doesn’t really offer anything at all to the show. I have to say, I think firing Brandi from RHOBH is way overdue, she will not be missed by me. More »

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Here Are Photos Of Zac Efron Wearing A Skintight Wrestling Singlet That Leaves LITTLE To The Imagination

You are very welcome

Zac Efron and Pitch Perfect star Adam Devine have been spending some time in Hawai’i recently filming scenes for their new movie Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. As you can see below, the guys got all squeezed into skintight, very form-fitting wrestling singlets that give us a pretty good feel for what they are packing in their pants. Now, keep in mind, wrestling singlets are very tight and, therefore, they can be very unforgiving when it comes to truly showcasing the male form … so it might be wise not to judge too harshly based on what you see in the photos below. That being said, what are you waiting for? You know you wanna see what Zac Efron looks like all squeezed into a skintight wrestling singlet, don’t you? More »

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