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Here Is Your First Look At Johnny Depp In The New ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ Movie

Capt. Jack is Back

Last July we learned officially that Johnny Depp signed on to star in a 5th Pirates of the Caribbean movie, titled Dead Men Tell No Tales, set for release in 2017 and today we learn not only that the sequel has gone into filming production in Australia but we also get our first look at Johnny in character as Captain Jack Sparrow. Director Jerry Bruckheimer posted a photo on his official Twitter profile of Depp as Sparrow as they filmed a scene for Dead Men and altho the photo is only a tiny tease, it’s a fun photo to get Pirates of the Caribbean fans excited for the forthcoming movie. Have a look below, mateys. More »

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Zack Snyder Has Shared The First Photo Of Jason Momoa As Aquaman

The One True King

Back in June of last year we learned that Game of Thrones actor Jason Momoa won the role of Aquaman in the upcoming sequel film Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and the following Aquaman and Justice League stand-alone films. As you may recall, Momoa promised in December that his Aquaman will be “bad-ass”. Today we get our first look at Jason as Aquaman in the photo below that was released by Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder just a short time ago. Snyder shared the photo on his official Twitter profile and, naturally, this first photo of the new Aquaman exploded all over the Internets. More »

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Disney Casts The Voices Of Groot & Rocket In The Upcoming ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Animated Series

Coming to Disney XD

Last summer, at San Diego Comic-Con, Disney announced that an animated series based on Guardians of the Galaxy would be coming to Disney XD sometime this year and today we get a bit of an update on the new series. Voice actors Trevor Devall and Kevin Michael Richardson have been cast in the roles of Rocket the Raccoon and Groot respectively on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. This casting news was announced on Twitter with the release of short video announcements featuring both actors voicing their respective roles. Click below to learn more about this Disney animated series and meet the new voices of Groot and Rocket. More »

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Darren Criss Has Been Cast In ‘Hedwig And The Angry Inch’ On Broadway

"Whether you like it or not"

Hedwig and the Angry Inch continues to do very well on Broadway so the time has come for a new actor to step into the sky high heels of the main character for a turn at the show. Michael C. Hall continues to wow audiences as Hedwig this week and then original Hedwig John Cameron Mitchell takes over the part until April 26. Then, as the just-released video announcement below reveals, Darren Criss will star as Hedwig in Hedwig. HMMMMMMM. Click below to watch the video and find out when YOU will be able to see Darren Criss on Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. More »

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The New Cast Of ‘Ghostbusters’ Hung Out Together At The ‘SNL’ 40th Anniversary Party

Hey Ladies!

A few weeks ago we learned that the all-female cast of Ghostbusters had been chosenKristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon. At the 40th anniversary party for Saturday Night Live this weekend, the new cast of Ghostbusters hung out and posed for a group photo that Leslie shared on her official Twitter profile. As you can see below, this is the first time that the new Ghostbusters cast was photographed all together since they nabbed their roles. Leslie also snapped a few photos with some other celebs, see her fun photos from the SNL party below. More »

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Sony Pictures Reportedly Wants A Much Younger Actor To Be The Next Spider-Man

Spidey is going back to high school

Earlier this week we learned the very exciting news that Sony Pictures struck a deal with Marvel Studios to allow Spider-Man to appear in future Marvel Cinematic Universe movies (particularly, I hope, next year’s Captain America: Civil War) and today we are hearing more reported details about the future of Spider-Man in the movies. It’s all but certain that Andrew Garfield will no longer play Spider-Man on the big screen now that we are hearing Sony wants to recast the character with a younger actor … so that Spidey can be high school age. I understand they studio wants to move away from all the romance that seemingly got in the way in every Spider-Man movie to date. And, according to this new report, Sony is even considering replacing the Peter Parker Spider-Man with a Spider-Man of color — namely, Miles Morales (who, in the comic books, is the Spider-Man with an African American father and a Puerto Rican mother). More »

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Comedy Central Announces Kevin Hart As The Roast Master Of ‘The Roast Of Justin Bieber’

"You ready, Justin?"

Last month we learned that Comedy Central will be roasting Justin Bieber at one of their infamous Comedy Central Roast specials (at Bieber‘s rquest, I might add) and today we learn that The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber will be hosted by comedian Kevin Hart. Comedy Central updated their official Facebook profile with a promo image for the Roast that features both The Biebs and Kevin Hart, which you can see below. Like it or not, the Roast of Justin Bieber is coming … you ready? More »

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Rosie O’Donnell Is Quitting ‘The View’, Divorcing Her Wife & Starring In A New HBO Special All At The Same Time

Yikes!

So … Rosie O’Donnell is going through a few changes right now … pretty much all at the same time. After Rosie quit co-hosting The View all those years ago, ABC inexplicably thought it would be a great idea to bring her back as co-host for the current season of the show. Today we learn that Rosie has decided to quit The View — again. Not only is Rosie quitting the TV show but she is also quitting her most recent marriage to Michelle Rounds. They are dunzo. It’s unclear which break-up came first, with The View or with wife Michelle, but it sounds like Rosie is leaving The View to spend time with her children in the wake of the end of her marriage. The positive news, depending on how you look at it, is that Rosie will be starring in a new HBO stand up comedy special titled A Hearfelt Stand Up just one day after she leaves The View. She may be ending a project and a marriage but bully her for starring in a new stand up comedy special. More »

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Jennifer Lawrence And Chris Pratt Are In Talks To Co-Star In A Sci-Fi Love Story

Possibly directed by Morten Tyldum

Okay, so don’t laugh, but I just saw the movie Her for the first time the other day. True story—I’d ordered it on Amazon ages ago and something odd happened where I didn’t get to finish it before my rental expired. Then I remember watching it on HBO and never finishing it a few months ago, and finally it came back to HBO recently and I was able to complete it. All that to say, I love this movie. So Much. And for whatever reason it came to mind when I heard about this new sci-fi movie possibly, maybe starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt. I guess I’m just hoping for something a little… odd. Click inside for more!

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Watch: Hilary Duff Stars In A New TV Land Series Titled ‘Younger’

From the creator of 'Sex and the City'
'Younger' and the City

Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar and Sutton Foster are the stars of a new TV Land series titled Younger that is based on the book of the same name by author Pamela Redmond Satran and is produced by Sex and the City series creator Darren Star. The featurette embedded above gives us our first look at footage of Younger and features interviews with the three leads. The basic premise of the show will revolve around Sutton Foster‘s character who is in her 40s and attempts to pass herself off as a women in her 20s in order to get back into the workforce. With her make-up artist friend (Debi Mazar) and her young co-worker (Hilary Duff), she will take on the pressures of being an “older” woman in NYC by pretending to be — wait for it — Younger. It’s an interesting concept for a show but I have to admit, I’m just excited that Hilary Duff is going to be on TV again. Younger will debut on TV Land on March 31. Does this sound like a show that you’d like to watch?

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