Keith, Jen, Harry
Yesterday we learned officially that Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. have been hired as the judges for the forthcoming 13th season of the competitive singing series American Idol … and today, we get our first look at the new panel of judges in the first promo image released for the new season. As you may know, Keith is the only judge returning from last season while Jennifer Lopez is a former AI judge returning for another season. Harry Connick, Jr. is the only totally new judge, tho he has appeared on the show before as a mentor to the contestants. Click below to see the first photo of the Idol threesome sitting pretty in their new judges chairs. More »
Snooki, Jack Osbourne, Bill Nye the Science Guy and MORE!
Dancing with the Stars is BACK for a 17th season and today we learn which stars (of varying levels of fame) will compete for the mirror ball trophy. In the gallery presented here, you can see each of the 12 contestants paired up with their professional dancing partners. Among the celebrity contestants competing in DWTS season 17 are Nicole Snooki Polizzi (from Jersey Shore), Jack Osbourne (son of Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne), Elizabeth Berkley (of Saved By the Bell and Showgirls fame), Bill Nye (The Science Guy), ex-Scientologist Leah Remini and MORE! Amazingly, actress Valerie Harper was diagnosed this past Spring with terminal cancer and was given “3 to 4 months” to live. Clearly she is doing much better these days because she is among the contestants in DWTS this year. Valerie and her fellow stars will begin the dancing competition on September 16 … will YOU be tuning in? If so, who will you be rooting for this season?
Posted under: 'Dancing with the Stars', Amber Riley, Bill Engvall, Bill Nye (The Science Guy), Brant Daugherty, Cheryl Burke, Christina Milian, Corbin Bleu, Derek Hough, Elizabeth Berkley, Emma Slater, Jack Osbourne, Karina Smirnoff, Keyshawn Johnson, Leah Remini, Mark Ballas, Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi, Peta Murgatroyd, Sasha Farber, Sharna Burgess, Tony Dovolani, Tristan MacManus, Tyne Stecklein, Val Chmerkovskiy, Valerie Harper
Early last month we learned that Jennifer Lopez was reportedly offered $15 million to return as judge on American Idol for the upcoming new season and today we learn that whatever the money offer was, she accepted the job! J. Lo will return to judge AI this coming season alongside returning judge Keith Urban and NEW judge Harry Connick, Jr. Honestly, this news gets a resounding YAWN! from me but for the 10 people who still watch Idol, I’m sure this is … equally boring news. Zzzzzzz. More »
And Dakota Johnson Is Anastasia Steele!
First off, I need to personally thank every single last PITNBr who ever once casually mentioned the show Sons of Anarchy. Because of y’all I finally started watching a few months back, and I finally understood the glory of SAMCRO and the glory that is Charlie Hunnam. And because of that understanding I knew to get over-the-top excited when we heard rumors about Hunnam taking on the role of Christian Grey in the 50 Shades Of Grey film adaptation. Well folks, it’s officially official. You may know him as Charlie, you may like to call him Jax, but Mr. Hunnam is getting ready to become Christian motherfriggen Grey!!! The casting news has been confirmed and we also know that Dakota Johnson is taking on the lead role of Anastasia Steele. Click inside for more!
Singer Demi Lovato scored a role on the upcoming season of Glee as a love interest for Santana (played by Naya Rivera) and today we get our first look at Demi on the set of the show. Naya shared the first photo of Demi on the Glee set on her official Instagram profile and as you can see below, the ladies made a really hot couple. Click below to have a look at Dantana (an amalgam, no doubt, of Demi + Santana) and get your first look at one of the hot new couples that will be introduced when Glee returns for season 5. More »
WHAT?! Love it.
October is quickly approaching and as we get closer to the premiere of Scandal‘s third season we’re getting these awesome little tidbits about the upcoming drama series. A little while back a new promo poster was revealed, and we’ve also seen members of the cast getting back to work on the set. And now, for some pretty exciting casting news: Lisa Kudrow– best known for her role as Phoebe on Friends– is joining the cast of Scandal!!! How insane is that? Click inside for more!
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A Mastermind VIllain is Born
Now that we know that Ben Affleck has been cast as the new Batman (UGH!) in the forthcoming Man of Steel sequel that will feature both Superman and Batman, we need to turn our attention to other important character casting. According to a new report from Comic Book Movie (a report, I might add, that has NOT been confirmed as official), Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston has reportedly won the role of criminal mastermind Lex Luthor — the famed arch-nemesis of Superman. Altho this casting news has yet to be confirmed as true, it sounds pretty spot on to me so … in terms of Cranston‘s casting, I am thrilled by this news. More »
She's Replacing Natalie Portman, But It'll Be Fine
Today is a difficult day in the world of film casting news. Ben Affleck is the new Batman, and there’s nothing anyone can do about it. I, however, I am hear to bring you good tidings of great joy. A little while back we learned that Michael Fassbender would be starring in an upcoming adaptation of Macbeth. Since then we’ve seen him in two amazing trailers; one for 12 Years A Slave, another for The Counselor. Meanwhile my girl Marion Cotillard has also been cast in some promising upcoming projects including The Immigrant and Blood Ties. And now she’ll be joining Fassy as the new Lady Macbeth. Click inside for more!
Worst. Casting. Ever. Of EPIC Proportions
So … you may have heard by now that actor/directed Ben Affleck has been cast in the iconic role of Batman/Bruce Wayne in the planned upcoming sequel film to Man of Steel, which will feature Superman vs. Batman in the as-yet untitled film that is reportedly meant to launch a new era of superhero films for Warner Bros./DC Comics. IMHO, this is the biggest mistake ever. On the one hand, we have Ben Affleck: lauded and reasonably respected Academy Award winner. On the other hand, we have Ben Affleck: Razzie award-winning star of the flop superhero film Daredevil (not to mention Jersey Girl … AND GIGLI!!!!!!!!!!!). Honestly, because Batman is such an important character to me, I’ve been trying to be as positive as possible about this casting but I simply can’t get there … not yet, if ever :( More »