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Here Is The First Photo Of The Cast Of ‘Suicide Squad’

Sadly, sans Jared Leto

Earlier this week, we saw photos of actor Jared Leto teasing his transformation into The Joker as he will appear in the forthcoming DC Comics film Suicide Squad. Today we get to see some of his fellow Suicide castmembers in a group photo that was shared by director David Ayer on his official Twitter profile. Many of the main actors in the film, save for Leto, crowded together for a first cast photo at a script table read this week … which you can see below. Even tho no one is dressed in character, this is still our first look at the new incarnation of the Suicide Squad. More »

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Watch: The Original Cast Of ‘Twin Peaks’ Really Want David Lynch To Helm The Showtime Sequel Series

"Twin Peaks without David Lynch is like ..."

Earlier this week we learned the sad news that creator David Lynch has pulled out of having any involvement with the rebooted sequel Twin Peaks series that is (presumably still) headed for Showtime after financial negotiations reached an impasse. Today we get to see a video that features many of the original Twin Peaks castmembers lamenting the loss of David Lynch from the new Twin Peaks project. Each of the cast members — from Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer) to Mädchen Amick (Shelly Johnson) to Catherine E. Coulson (The Log Lady) and even Jennifer Lynch (David Lynch‘s daughter) — included in this video complete the sentence, Twin Peaks without David Lynch is like … Click below to watch it in full. More »

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Joe Manganiello Has Been Added To The Cast Of ‘Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday’

"Finally! I can announce the secret"

A few weeks ago, Paul Pee-Wee Herman Reubens shared the first photo from the set of his new Netflix movie Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday and today he shares a few more photos from the set. These new photos break the HAPPY news that actor Joe Manganiello has been added to the cast of Big Holiday … which only makes this new Pee-Wee Herman movie all that more must-see. Click through the gallery to see photos snapped from Joe‘s first day of filming on set and then click below to read what Pee-Wee has to say about Joe‘s inclusion in the movie. More »

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Plans Are In The Works To Reboot The ‘Teletubbies’

New voices, same creepy costumes

Do any of you remember the kinda cute, mostly odd British children’s TV show Teletubbies from the late ’90s/early’00s? Well, it’s back with a new cast of voices but still the same characters Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po. BBC has announced that this new version of Teletubbies will prmiere on their new children’s network CBeebies which will debut later this year. If you’ve ever dreamed of living in a world where the Teletubbies are on TV again, your dreams are about to come true. More »

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Nina Dobrev Is Leaving ‘The Vampire Diaries’

And so is Michael Trevino

Welp, I guess those rumors turned out to be true … over the weekend, a few cast and crew members of The Vampire Diaries started tweeting their goodbyes to actress Nina Dobrev, using the hashtag #WeWillMissYouNina, before those tweets were deleted from Twitter … suggesting that she might be leaving the show. Last night, Dobrev formally announced that yes, she is leaving The Vampire Diaries. I used to love watching TVD but I stopped right after Nina‘s character Elena died and became a vampire … it was at that point that I lost interest. That said, it seems crazy to me that the show will carry on without it’s lead character. For what it’s worth, actor Michael Trevino is also leaving the show after the current season so … it’ll be interesting to see how season 7 will turn out without these two characters. Click below to read Nina‘s statement, posted to her official Instagram profile, regarding her departure from The Vampire Diaries. More »

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First Look: ‘Gotham’ Releases A Terrifying Featurette On The Villainous Ogre

Starring Milo Ventimiglia
"He's a serial killer"

Back in February we learned that my homie Milo Ventimiglia was cast as a new villain Fox‘s Batman prequel series Gotham and today we get our first look at Milo in the role of the Ogre. Ventimiglia plays a creepy-ass serial killer that uses his good looks to lure women in to their doom. Unlike the other villains (and proto-villains) that we’ve met on the show thus far (Penguin, Catwoman, The Riddler, Poison Ivy, etc.), Milo‘s Ogre character is an original villain. Click the embed above to meet the Ogre before he makes his debut on Gotham on April 13.

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Jared Leto Begins His Transformation Into The Joker

Next?

Last month we learned that actor Jared Leto cut off then bleached all of his hair and then shaved off his facial hair in preparation to play The Joker in the upcoming DC Comics movie Suicide Squad. Last night, Jared flew into Toronto, Ontario to begin filming production of the movie. On his official Snapchat and Instagram profiles, Leto shared a pair of photos that let us know that he will begin his transformation into The Joker today. The photos look like they were snapped inside the make-up trailer on the movie set … which is very exciting, I think. Click below to see the photos that Jared is sharing today. More »

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David Lynch Says He Has Left The ‘Twin Peaks’ Sequel Series On Showtime

"I left because not enough money was offered"

Well, f*ck! Remember last month when David Lynch suggested that the rebooted Twin Peaks sequel series that he announced last year was headed to Showtime as a limited sequel series was in trouble due to financing? Well, it looks like he wasn’t kidding about those problematic financial negotiations because he has revealed on his official Twitter profile that he has decided to LEAVE the Twin Peaks reboot because Showtime won’t pay him enough to make the series he wants to. At this point, either Lynch has signaled the death knell for this Twin Peaks revival or he has thrown down the gauntlet to finalize negotiations with Showtime (it sounds like it’s at the do or die stage). Showtime has responded with an official statement that says the network is “saddened” by Lynch‘s statement and suggests that they may move forward with the project without him … which sounds like an absolutely horrible idea. Ugh. Click below to read the statements and see what you think about the seeming dissolution of our Twin Peaks revival dreams :( More »

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Stephen Amell Will Play Casey Jones In The Upcoming ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Sequel

Coming in 2016

After the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie walked away with $65 million dollars at the box office on its opening weekend, Paramount announced that a sequel film would be coming our way. Today we learn that Arrow star Stephen Amell has been cast as the Turtles‘s ally Casey Jones in TMNT 2. Casey, as you may know, is famous for being a vigilante type who uses hockey equipment to fight crime along side the Turtles … so I guess it made sense for producers to want to cast a Canadian in the role ;) More »

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‘New Girl’ Has Been Renewed For Season 5

John Cho will join the cast

Back in February we learned that actor Damon Wayans had decided that he will be leaving New Girl at the end of the current season. At the time, it was not yet known if Fox was planning to renew the series for a 5th season but the outlook looked good. Today we learn the happy news that New Girl has officially been renewed for season 5 and the show will be getting a new castmember. John Cho, who starred previously on the Fox series Sleepy Hollow, will be joining Jess and the gang when the new season of New Girl premieres this fall. More »

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