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Jeff Goldblum Surfaces On The Set Of ‘Independence Day 2′, ‘It Follows’ Star Maika Monroe Has Been Added To The Cast

AND, 'ID2' will feature a gay couple :)

OK, lots of great Independence Day 2 news to share today. Back in March we learned that Liam Hemsworth and Jessie Usher were added to the cast of ID2 alongside returning star Jeff Goldblum, who will be reprising his role from the original film as David Levinson. In March, we learned that Vivica A. Fox will also be reprising her role from the first film in this sequel and that actress Charlotte Gainsbourg has also been added to the cast. Today we learn that It Follows actress Maika Monroe has also been added to the ID2 cast as the film’s female lead — WHICH I LOVE! Filming production of the film is now underway and below we get to see Goldblum on the set of ID2 with producer Dean Devlin. OH and there will also be a gay couple featured in the movie, but it’s not a big deal. So much ID2 news, I’m super excited to see this movie and it’s still a life time away! Ahhh!!! More »

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Jessica Lange & Ryan Murphy Are Going To Broadway Together

'Long Day’s Journey Into Night'

Back in March, Jessica Lange confirmed at last that she was finished with her tenure as star of the FX TV series American Horror Story. But today, we learn that she isn’t finished working with AHS mastermind Ryan Murphy. It is being reported today that Jessica and Ryan will be working together in a new Broadway production of Eugene O’Neill‘s play Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Clearly, while Jessica may be done with acting on TV, she is not yet done acting on the stage. Read on for more details and find out when this new production of Long Day’s Journey will open on the Great White Way. More »

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‘New Girl’s Max Greenfield Has Joined The Cast Of ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’

Max is "is checking in to the hotel….but not checking out."

Back in February we learned that pop star Lady Gaga had been added to the cast of the upcoming season of American Horror Story: Hotel and in March, we got confirmation that Jessica Lang is officially leaving AHS for good and that Matt Bomer was upgraded to a series regular on the show. Since then, news about AHS: Hotel has been pretty sparse … until now. Ryan Murphy has announced on his official Twitter profile that New Girl star Max Greenfield has been added to the cast of AHS: Hotel … which is only the best news ever … and now means that I deffo have to watch the new season when it premieres on FX this fall. More »

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Amy Schumer Will Star In A New Action-Comedy Series On Fox

From the producer of "Bridesmaids" and a "Parks and Rec" writer

Just about every day I see a tweet or a headline from someone who just isn’t on the Amy Schumer train. And I get it. She’s a particular type of comedian, and she’s not for everybody. Unfortunately for me, I have become blinded by my love for her and have trouble critiquing her work. I just… effing… love her. Last night I finally caught her Babies and Bustiers sketch and I just fell in love all over again. So I’m psyched to hear that she’s heading to Fox for a new series, and she’s teaming up with some folks from Bridesmaids and Parks and Recreation. Click inside for more!

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Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen Have Decided NOT To Appear In The ‘Full House’ Spin-Off Series On Netflix

No way, José

Last month we learned officially that Netflix is producing a sequel series titled Fuller House that will be spun-off from the Full House TV series of the ’90s. Since that announcement was made, we’ve heard a bit about which Full House castmembers will be returning to reprise their roles on the new series. There has been great interest in learning if the most famous castmembers, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, will be returning to the show as the youngest daughter Michelle Tanner. Today we learn what I think we all pretty much knew … the Olsen twins will NOT be reprising their Full House role on Netflix‘s Fuller House. More »

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Michael B. Jordan Addresses Race, His Human Torch Casting And ‘The Trolls On The Internet’

"Why I'm Torching the Color Line"

Right away, Michael B. Jordan‘s essay for Entertainment Weekly both excited and disappointed me. The disappointment was not in Jordan, or in the words he used, but was in response to the phrase “the color line,” which first came into use during the late 1800s and was popularized by Frederick Douglass and W.E.B. DuBois. It’s 2015 and Michael B. Jordan is very appropriately using a phrase that a runaway slave turned intellectual and abolitionist used in his writings and speeches. That alone is infuriating, and points to the fact that, sometimes, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Click inside for more.

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Jennifer Lawrence Surfaces On The Set Of ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

Her last movie as Mystique

Back in March, Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence announced that the forthcoming prequel/sequel superhero movie X-Men: Apocalypse will be her last playing the role of Mystique / Raven Darkholme. Today, courtesy of director Bryan Singer, we get our first look at J. Law on the Apocalypse set. As you can see below, Jennifer is joined by Bryan and her X-Men co-star/ex-boyfriend Nicholas Hoult in the photo. It’s a bummer that Jennifer has decided that she will not be playing Mystique beyond the next X-Men movie but I am very excited to see her play the role one more time before she’s done for good. More »

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Taye Diggs Will Be The Next Actor To Star In ‘Hedwig And The Angry Inch’ On Broadway

YES!!! So much YES!!!

Back in April, we got our first look at Glee actor Darren Criss in character as Hedwig in the current Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Today, we learn that acclaimed Broadway star Taye Diggs (Rent, Wicked, Chicago, etc.) has been cast in the lead role of Hedwig when Criss‘s run is finished this summer. After Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannells, Michael C. Hall, John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig creator and original off-Broadway star) and Darren, Taye will be the first Black actor to play Hedwig on Broadway. OMG. I am in LOVE with this casting already, this is really great news. More »

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Selena Gomez Will Star As The Lead In Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ Music Video

Meet Arsyn

OKAY … it looks like I may have jumped the gun a few days ago when I guessed a few days ago that Taylor Swift was finished releasing character posters for her new music video/mega-movie for her new single Bad Blood because since Friday, she released two more posters — including one featuring Cindy Crawford as a character named Headmistress (you can see 19, YES 19, Bad Blood character posters HERE). Today, we have one more poster reveal … I know, it’s crazy. Taylor has revealed that her BFF Selena Gomez stars in the video as a character named Arsyn and that she will be the lead actress in the vid. Click below to see the FINAL (I hope) poster for Bad Blood. More »

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Captain America, Black Widow & Falcon Surface On The Set Of ‘Captain America: Civil War’

Oh look, there's Crossbones, too!!

The Avengers: Age of Ultron has barely made its first billion dollars at the box office but Marvel Studios has already moved on to filming production of their next superhero sequel film Captain America: Civil War. Actors Chris Evans (Captain America), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) and Anthony Mackie (Falcon) were spotted on the Atlanta, GA set of Civil War this week getting down to the business of movie-making. Click through the gallery to see these 3 heroes filming their scenes yesterday and then click below to get your FIRST LOOK at actor Frank Grillo in character as the villainous Crossbones. More »

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