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Jada Pinkett Smith Will Play A Bad Guy On The Batman Prequel Series ‘Gotham’

She will play a gangster boss

Earlier this month we learned that actor Benjamin McKenzie has been cast in the lead role of Detective Jim Gordon in Fox‘s upcoming Batman prequel TV series Gotham. Today we learn that actress Jada Pinkett-Smith has been cast as one of the villainous characters on Gotham … essentially she will play the boss bad guy. Gotham will feature very famous Batman villains in their early, lowly forms — before they become supervillains. Jada will play a character who is a major bad guy before the other supervillains ever rise to power. I have to say, the more I hear about this Batman prequel series, the more intrigued I am to see how it will turn out. More »

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Michelle Fairley Joins The Cast Of ’24: Live Another Day’

Catelyn is Coming

Winter is Coming to the cast of 24: Live Another Day because today we learn that Game of Thrones star Michelle Fairley has signed on to play a significant role on the show. Fairley, as you GoT fans should be well aware, played Catelyn Stark all the way up to the end of last season of Thrones. On 24, she will play a bad guy … a character named Margo, the widow of a nefarious terrorist. OMG. This is great, great casting. Read on to learn more about Michelle Fairley‘s fun new role on 24. More »

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Cynthia Nixon Will Guest Star In ‘Hannibal’ Season 2

YES!

Hannibal will return to NBC at the end of this month and as you may recall, we have already seen quite a bit of AMAZING promo for the show (including the most recently released preview trailer which you can watch HERE). Today, we learn that Sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon will make a guest appearance on the show when Hannibal returns this month. Nixon will appear in the first 3 episodes of Hannibal season 2, which makes me SO happy, I must admit. Click below to get your first look at Cynthia Nixon on Hannibal and find out who she will be playing on the show. More »

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Benjamin McKenzie Has Been Cast As Detective Jim Gordon In The New TV Series ‘Gotham’

Before Batman

Back in September we learned that Fox was developing a new TV series set in the world of Batman that would take place BEFORE Batman comes to be. Gotham will be a series that centers on young detective Jim Gordon before he becomes commissioner of the Gotham Police Department, before Bruce Wayne grows up and becomes Batman. Today we learn that Warner Bros. has cast Benjamin McKenzie (The OC and Southland) in the lead role of the young Jim Gordon. While I’m not entirely certain how a Batman TV series will work without Batman, I am — at the very least — encouraged by this casting. Gothman‘s Jim Gordon has been found. More »

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First Look: Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard Begin Filming ‘Macbeth’ In The UK

Something Wicked this Way Comes

Back in August we learned the VERY exciting news that actors Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard signed on play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in a new feature film based on the masterpiece play by William Shakespeare. Without question, Macbeth is my all-time favorite theatrical play and I am very anxious for this movie to come out. Check out the photos presented in this gallery to get your first look at the actors on set in Farnham, UK and get excited … cuz this film is going to be amazing. I know that not a lot of people enjoy Shakespeare‘s work (for various reasons) but I am a huge fan (I got to see Macbeth on Broadway not once but twice last year, loved it so much each time). Macbeth starring Fassbender and Cotillard is basically a dream come true. This film is definitely on my most-anticipated list. Where my Macbeth fanatics at? Are you as excited to see this film as I am?

[Photo credit: WENN]

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Will Smith Will NOT Appear In The Sequel To ‘Independence Day’

'ID2' Will Go On

Last September we learned that Will Smith was “in talks” to reprise his role in the upcoming sequel to Independence Day. In October, we learned that two different scripts were penned for ID2 — one that includes Will and one that does not (just in case he decided not to do the film). Welp, it looks like they’re gonna hafta go with the Will-less script because it is being reported today that Smith has decided NOT to reprise his role for the film. Honestly, I loved the first Independence Day movie but didn’t really care for Will Smith‘s performance so … this works for me. I am still totally on board for a sequel, even without Will Smith. More »

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Anna Kendrick & Rebel Wilson Have Signed On To Star In ‘Pitch Perfect 2′

Werk, Pitch

GREAT NEWS to pass along today … actresses Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson have officially signed on to reprise their roles in the upcoming sequel to 2012′s Pitch Perfect! You may recall that we learned last April that PP 2 is coming our way but this casting news is just the best thing ever. If you, like me, LOVED the heck out of Pitch Perfect than this is really happy news for you. If, for some INSANE reason, you have yet to see Pitch Perfect then GET THEE TO NETFLIX IMMEDIATELY AND WATCH IT POST HASTE! Once you have, then you can join the rest of us who are jumping around our living rooms right now at the AWESOME news that Pitch Perfect 2 is on the way!!! More »

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Sarah Paulson Is Already Prepping For ‘American Horror Story’ Season 4

"I'm working on something"

Last month, shortly before the season finale of American Horror Story: Coven aired on FX, Ryan Murphy gave a few hints about where and when the upcoming 4th season of the show will be set. There have been rumors flying all over the place that AHS season 4 will be set in a circus in the 1950s … but according to Murphy himself, the circus part is wrong — the time period is right. AHS star Sarah Paulson revealed in a short interview this week that she has already begun preparing for her new role in the upcoming season. Naturally, she was pretty vague … but click below to read what she had to share. More »

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Jennifer Lawrence And David O. Russell May Be Teaming Up For The ‘Miracle Mop’ Movie

Third Time's The Charm?

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! Jennifer Lawrence has been working closely with director David O. Russell over the last few years, and it’s really been paying off. Between Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, these two have been doing the damn thing, and it looks like they’re gonna keep at it. Rumor has it that the two are teaming up for a new film about the Long Island woman who invented the Miracle Mop and became an overnight celebrity. Click inside for more!
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Watch: NBC Releases Third Teaser For ‘Hannibal’ Hannibal Hannibal Season 2

Plus, Michael Pitt Joins the Season 2 Cast
"Hannibal, Hannibal, Hannibal ... you are a monster"

We’ve already seen the first teaser video (HERE) and the second teaser video (HERE) for the upcoming second season of Hannibal on NBC and today we get to see the just-released third teaser for the show. I am LOVE LOVE LOVING all of these promos so I hope they keep on coming. Click the embed above to see this new Hannibal teaser and get excited for the new season, it will be upon us in just a few short weeks. Wee!

In other exciting Hannibal news, it has been revealed that actor Michael Pitt (most recently from Boardwalk Empire) has joined the cast as a very famous character from the Hannibal book series. Click below to learn more. More »

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