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The World’s Shortest Woman Joins The Cast Of ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’

Meet Jyoti Amge

Just a couple of days ago, we learned that singer/actress Patti LaBelle has been added to the cast of the forthcoming season of American Horror Story: Freak Show and today we have another casting update. Ryan Murphy shared a photo from the set of Freak Show with lead actress Jessica Lange posing with the show’s newest and littlest castmember — Jyoti Amge, the woman who holds the Guinness World’s Record as the World’s Shortest Woman. Click below to see the cute photo that introduced Amge as the new castmember of AHS: Freak Show. More »

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Patti LaBelle Has Joined The Cast Of ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’

Woot!!

Last month we learned of the POSSIBILITY that actor Neil Patrick Harris may appear in the upcoming new season of American Horror Story: Freak Show, which debuts on FX this fall, but today we learn of the confirmation that singer/actress Patti LaBelle has been added to the cast of Freak Show. According to a report by TV Line, LaBelle will play the mother of Gabourey Sidibe‘s character, a local townsperson who begins to unravel the mystery of … well, one of the show’s major characters. Because this news could be construed as spoilery, you’ll have to click below to learn more about Patti LaBelle‘s upcoming stint on AHS: Freak Show. More »

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Um, Okay: ‘Lifetime’ Finds Their Missy Elliot And Timbaland For The ‘Aaliyah’ Movie

That Ish Cray Of-The-Day

Okay, I feel a little bad for all of the WTFs I’m about to throw out there because two young actors are somewhere, feeling really excited. They just got cast alongside Alexandra Shipp (who replaced Zendaya Coleman) in Lifetime‘s made-for-TV Aaliyah biopic and I know they feel great. I don’t want to rain on that parade and I am, actually, happy for those actors. I wish them the best in their careers, truly. Now. All that being said… it’s very strange to see that Chattrisse Dolabaille and Izaak Smith are going to be playing Missy Elliot and Timbaland, respectively. I sort of… cannot with this. And I need some help working through this. Click inside for more!

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Are You Ready For Robert Pattinson’s First Gangsta Movie?

From 'Spring Breakers' director Harmony Korine...

I think it’s really interesting to watch actors reinvent themselves and Robert Pattinson is clearly doing just that. The Twilight star has seriously moved on from the franchise (in terms of career choices) and I don’t think anyone has to worry about him being only synonymous with Edward Cullen anymore. After working with the likes David Cronenberg and James Gray, Pattinson is gearing up for another bold indie move with Spring Breakers director and Kids writer Harmony Korine. Click inside for more!

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‘Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass’ Begins Production!

Find out which actors are coming back!

Every time this movie/sequel comes up I feel like there are so many mixed emotions! Some people were really into Tim Burton‘s Alice in Wonderland adaptation. Others, not so much. It’s been a while since I watched the movie from beginning to end, but I remember enjoying it, so I’m looking forward to the sequel. Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass is officially en route, and sounds like it’s on time for that 2016 release date. Click inside to find out who’s coming back and to learn about some new cast members!

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Keke Palmer Will Become Broadway’s First Black Cinderella

Starting September 9

Earlier this year we learned that pop star Carly Rae Jepsen would be playing the role of Cinderella in the current Broadway musical production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella and today we learn that a new actress will be taking on the role starting next month. Keke Palmer, who did an excellent job playing Rozonda Chilli Thomas in that TLC made-for-tv biopic movie we saw last year, has just been announced as the new Cinderella starting September 9. Keke‘s casting is significant because she is the first Black actress to every play the role on Broadway. Woot!! More »

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Spike Jonze Will Guest Star On ‘Girls’ Season Four

BTW, we need to talk about 'Girls' because I'm totes watching now

For the past few years I’ve been hearing about a little HBO show called Girls and it finally happened. I watched three seasons of Hannah, Marnie, Jessa, and Shosh—and it was insane. Everyone who has been recommending the show to me over the years kinda came at me with the , “You may love it, but you may also hate it” vibe so I really wasn’t sure what to expect but OMG… I love it. I’m sorry/not sorry but I really like the show. I’d seen Lena Dunham‘s movie Tiny Furniture before, so I sort of knew what to expect (mainly in terms of her having the most annoying voice ever… after mine… LOL), but I was surprised at how much the show really made me laugh. All that to say, I’ll be writing about Girls from time to time now and y’all are gonna have to deal with it. Click inside for more! Friggen Spike Jonze is guest starring!

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Watch: This Is How News Anchor Brian Williams Announced That His Daughter Allison Williams Was Cast In ‘Peter Pan Live!’

Too Cute
Proud Dad

Yesterday it was announced that Girls actress Allison Williams won the role of Peter Pan in NBC‘s upcoming live production of the musical, set to air in December. Last night, Allison‘s father Brian Williams was tasked with reporting the news of her casting on the NBC Nightly News and as you can see above, he did so in the CUTEST way ever. It’s a short clip, deffo worth your time :)

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Look Out! Another Aaliyah Movie Is Coming Our Way

An actual theatrical film!

Earlier this month we learned that Alexandra Shipp won the role of Aaliyah in the planned upcoming made-for-TV biopic Aaliyah: Princess of R&B being produced by Lifetime. Many folks, including members of Aaliyah‘s family, are not happy that the life story of the late pop star has been relegated to a mere TV movie. Today, we learn that there is reported good news for those disgruntled people. A theatrical film based on the life of Aaliyah is also reportedly in the works, allegedly scheduled for release late next year. Actress B. Simone has been cast in this second movie as Aaliyah. Click below to learn more. More »

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Lea Michele & Katey Sagal Share A Smoke On The Set Of ‘Sons Of Anarchy’

Women at Work

Yesterday we saw a collection of photos of Glee actress Lea Michele on the set of Sons of Anarchy (with lead actor Charlie Hunnam) on her first day of filming her cameo appearance on the show. Today we get to see a couple more photos of Lea hard at work on the set of SoA, this time alongside actress Katey Sagal. As you may recall, we learned yesterday that Lea plays a single mother who works at a truck stop diner and as you can see below, her character will be spending a bit of one on one time with Katey‘s character Gemma. More »

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