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Sorry, Jessica Chastain Will Not Be Starring In ‘True Detective’ Season 2

Nope

After The Nerdist reported that Jessica Chastain had been approached to star in the upcoming second season of True Detective on HBO, everyone seemed to run away with the notion that she was definitely going to star on the show. A quick check with HBO and Chastain‘s rep confirms, tho, that she will NOT be starring in True Detective next season. I have to say, I think Jessica would be EXCELLENT on the show but, sadly, it just ain’t gonna happen. Sorry ’bout it. More »

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Watch: J.J. Abrams Is Offering YOU A Chance To Appear In ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

A $10 donation to UNICEF is all that is needed
Here's YOUR chance to be in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

Star Wars: Episode VII director JJ Abrams is announcing today a new opportunity for fans to appear in the upcoming film with a simple donation to a new charity initiative called Star Wars: Force for Change which benefits UNICEF‘s Innovation Labs and its innovative projects benefitting children in need. A $10 dollar donation HERE will not only help fund this charity initiative but it will also enter you for a chance to be flown to London to appear IN Episode VII (larger donations offer other prizes). The video above features Abrams making this announcement from the Star Wars set in Abu Dabi and, as you can see, also features the introduction of a new alien that will be featured in the movie. Watch the video above and see if you are inspired to make a donation to this charity in order to have a chance to appear in Star Wars: Episode VII.

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Molly Ringwald Has Been Added To The Cast Of ‘Jem And The Holograms’

Who can she be now?

Earlier this morning we learned that Juliette Lewis was added to the cast of Jem and the Holograms in an unknown role (tho my hope is that she will play Pizzazz, frontwoman of The Misfits). Right now, we learn that 80s actress Molly Ringwald — famous for her roles in The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink and Sixteen Candleshas also been added to the cast of Jem. Like Juliette, we don’t yet know what role Molly will play in the film but I’m guessing she won’t be one of The Misfits … I mean, right? Hmmm. More »

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Juliette Lewis Has Been Added To The Cast Of ‘Jem And The Holograms’

Will Juliette add some PIZZAZZ to the movie?

Last month we learned which actresses have been cast as the lead characters in the upcoming live-action film Jem and the Holograms. A few weeks later, we learned that Ryan Guzman has been cast as Rio Pacheco, the main love interest in the film. Today we learn that actress/rocker Juliette Lewis has also been added to the cast of Jem and the Holograms, altho … her part has yet to be revealed. HMMM. Considering Juliette‘s background as a rock singer in her own band Juliette and the Licks, my guess is that she may be playing the role of Pizzazz — lead singer of The Misfits. More »

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‘Gotham’ Producers Promise That The Joker Will Appear On The Batman Prequel Series

"He will be brought in with great care and a lot of thought."

Entertainment Weekly magazine sat down with Gotham showrunner Bruno Heller to talk about one of the most-anticipated new TV shows of the fall season and in their discussion, the subject of the villainous character The Joker came up. As you may know, young versions of The Penguin, Catwoman, The Riddler and Poison Ivy will be introduced when Gotham debuts later this year but Heller promises that The Joker will appear on the show, too … at some point. Because The Joker is the greatest of Batman‘s Rogues Gallery of Villains (and, IMHO, the greatest comic book villain of all time), great care must be taken for his arrival on Gotham to be perfect. But he is coming … we can count on that. More »

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Here Is Your FIRST LOOK At Ben Affleck As Batman

A New Era of Batman

Zack Snyder, the director of the upcoming Superman vs. Batman movie, has just released the FIRST IMAGE of Ben Affleck in costume as the new Batman. As you may recall, the Internets went CRAZY last year when it was first reported that Affleck had been cast as the new Batman. Since that time, we’ve heard rumors and positive things about the new Batman costume but today — at long last — we get to see Ben Affleck in the new Batman costume with our own eyes. Have a look below at the newest incarnation of Batman. More »

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Confirmed: Channing Tatum Will Play Gambit In Future X-Men Movies

"It is Channing"

Last month we learned that Channing Tatum was gunning hard to play the mutant Gambit in future X-Men movies and today we learn that he has been CONFIRMED for the role. Last night at the London premiere of X-Men: Days of Future past, producer Lauren Shuler Donner confirmed on camera that Channing Tatum will play Gambit / Remy LeBeau in future films. Donner has always said that she wants Tatum to play the role and it looks like she got her way. More »

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Gerard Butler Drops Out Of The ‘Point Break’ Remake

Bodhi no longer

Back in February we learned that actor Gerard Butler signed on to play the role of Bodhi in the planned remake of the 1991 movie Point Break (the role that was originated by the late Patrick Swayze). Today we learn that Gerard has decided to drop out of the remake due to “creative differences”. As you may recall, we previously learned that actor Luke Bracey signed on to play Johnny Utah (played by Keanu Reeves in the original movie) so it would appear that a new Bodhi must be found for this remake film. More »

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Rebel Wilson Has Been Cast In The Remake Of ‘Private Benjamin’

Brilliant Casting

Plans are in the works for a remake of the 1980 comedy Private Benjamin, which starred Goldie Hawn in the lead role. Today we learn that the brilliantly funny Rebel Wilson has been cast in this new remake which is ONLY the best casting ever. While I’m not all that crazy about Hollywood remakes, I think they can turn out well if they find the right people to star in them. Rebel is a fave of mine so this sounds like a great idea to me. More »

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Great News! Fox Denies That Naya Rivera Has Been Fired From ‘Glee’

"She remains under contract to 'Glee'”

After the week of bad news that we’ve been hearing about Naya Rivera, it’s about time we hear some good news for a change. As you may recall, we heard last week that Naya had been fired from the cast of Glee (due to an alleged “altercation” she got into with co-star Lea Michele … or the show’s producers, depending on the report) then we heard she got dropped from her record label. Her press rep issued denials about both incidents and today we learn that Fox has officially issued a statement on the Glee matter. Fox says that Naya has not been fired from the show … that she is still under contract. So, at the very least, we know she is still employed … which is a very good thing for her right now. More »

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