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A New Report Suggests That Thor Will Become A Woman In The Movies, Joss Whedon Suggests An Actress

Goodbye Chris Hemsworth?!

Earlier this week we learned that the Marvel Comics superhero Thor will become a woman in future comic book titles … but according to a new report, Thor may also become a woman in the live-action Marvel films as well. The Avengers director Joss Whedon offered up a bit of commentary on the news that Thor is becoming a woman in the comic book universe and offered up a suggestion as to who might play her in the live-action movies … that is, if Chris Hemsworth‘s Thor gets replaced. AHHH! Click below to learn more about the possibility of Thor‘s sex change in future Marvel movies and find out who Joss thinks would make an excellent female Thor. More »

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Wentworth Miller Will Play The Villainous Captain Cold In The CW’s ‘The Flash’

Big Bad

Last week we learned that actor Robbie Amell will play the superhero Firestorm in the new CW‘s TV series The Flash, which premieres this Fall. Today we learn that Prison Break actor Wentworth Miller has been cast as The Flash‘s arch nemesis Captain Cold in the new series. Captain Cold, like the Batman villain Mr. Freeze, uses coldness as his main weapon to do his evil deeds and in the comics wears a fairly recognizable costume (parka, goggles, freeze guns). I’m gonna guess that Wentworth‘s version of Captain Cold will look a bit more reserved. Read on for more deets about Wentworth Miller‘s new role as the big bad on The Flash. More »

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Ryan Murphy Shares A New Photo Of Sarah Paulson’s Character(s) On ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’

Hey, Ladies

Last month, actress Sarah Paulson shared the first photo of the character(s) that she will be playing in the upcoming new season of American Horror Story: Freak Show. Today, we get to see a new photo of the character(s) that she will be playing, courtesy of show creator Ryan Murphy. As you may know, Paulson will play a pair of conjoined twins in the upcoming new season of AHS so we have double the fun to look forward to from Sarah‘s new role on the show. Click below to see this new photo of Sarah Paulson‘s first day of filming American Horror Story: Freak Show. More »

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Alexandra Shipp Has Been Cast As Aaliyah In The Lifetime Made-For-TV Biopic

Wendy Williams will produce

As soon as actress/singer Zendaya was announced as the person to play Aaliyah in the upcoming Lifetime made-for-TV biopic about her life, she received so much criticism that she ended up dropping out of the TV movie. Today we learn that a new actress has been found to play Aaliyah in Aaliyah: Princess of R&B. Alexandra Shipp has now been cast in the lead role. This news comes from daytime talk show host Wendy Williams, who has also revealed that she is now an executive producer on the biopic movie. Click below to learn more. More »

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Here Is Your FIRST LOOK At Arlen Escarpeta As Bobby Brown In The Upcoming ‘Whitney Houston’ Biopic

Being Bobby Brown

Last week we got our first look at Yaya Alafia DaCosta in character as Whitney Houston as she will appear in the upcoming Lifetime TV made-for-TV movie about her life. Today we get our first look at co-star Arlen Escarpeta in character as Bobby Brown. This second promo photo was snapped during the same photo session as the first promo photo we’ve been given and, honestly, is a pretty good first look at the actors who will bring Whitney and Bobby to life in the Whitney Houston biopic. See the full photo below. More »

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Here Is Your FIRST LOOK At Yaya Alafia DaCosta As Whitney Houston

So Emotional

Early last month we learned that former America’s Next Top Model contestant Yaya Alafia DaCosta won the role of Whitney Houston in the upcoming Lifetime made–for-TV biopic of the late singer’s life. Today we get our first look at Yaya in character as Whitney. As you can see below, Yaya has recreated the cover of Houston‘s iconic 1987 album Whitney for this first promo photo and, I have to say, she kinda got the look down. Click below to see the photo in full. More »

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ABC Confirms Rosie O’Donnell’s Return To ‘The View’

It's Official!

It’s official! ABC confirms Rosie O’Donnell returns as co-host of #TheView with moderator Whoopi Goldberg for Season 18.

Earlier this week we learned of a report that Rosie O’Donnell has signed on to return as co-host of The View in the wake of the firing of both Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepard. Today we learn that Rosie‘s return has been OFFICIALLY confirmed by ABC with the statement above. Whoopi Goldberg with moderate with Rosie at her side. Even tho not everyone is happy with Rosie‘s return (keep crying, Elisabeth Hasselbeck), I have a feeling that O’Donnell‘s return to The View will do wonders for the ratings.

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Robbie Amell Will Play The DC Comics Superhero Firestorm In ‘The Flash’ On The CW

Flame on!

Ex-Tomorrow People star Robbie Amell has been cast as the superhero character Firestorm in the new series The Flash debuting on The CW this fall. Amell is a cousin of Stephen Amell, the actor who plays the Green Arrow in The CW series Arrow. After the cancellation of The Tomorrow People, the bosses at The Flash decided to cast Robbie as Firestorm (who is kind of like the DC Comics version of the Marvel Comics superhero The Human Torch) … which is interesting because the character isn’t very well known and has never appeared in any live-action incarnation in TV or film before. Hmmm. More »

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Courtney Love Joins The Cast Of ‘Sons Of Anarchy’

Her Television Debut

Earlier today we got to see the first video teaser for the forthcoming 7th and final season of Sons of Anarchy on FX. As you may recall, we learned last month that rocker Marilyn Manson will appear on the show in the new season and today we learn that fellow rocker Courtney Love will appear on the show as well. C. Love has been cast in the role of Mrs. Harrison, preschool teacher for Jax‘s son Abel. Altho Courtney has been nominated for her acting performances in movies, this will be her first TV role. Click below for more information about Courtney‘s SoA casting but be warned, there are spoilers ahead regarding season 6 of Sons of Anarchy. More »

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Rosie O’Donnell Has Signed On To Return To ‘The View’

Rosie to the Rescue

Last last month we learned the surprising news that The View decided to fire Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepard as co-hosts of the long-running daytime talk show, seemingly out of the blue. Sherri had been an co-host for 7 years, Jenny for just 1. Since news of the pair’s firings, there have been rumors that the show was in active negotiations to bring former co-host Rosie O’Donnell back to The View. Altho ABC has yet to formally announce the news, TMZ is reporting that Rosie has, indeed, signed on to return to The View. More »

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