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Lindsay Lohan Is Making Her Stage Debut In London

Yes, in an ACTUAL play

Sooooo, I hope you are sitting down right now … cuz if you’re not, you’re gonna need to take a seat — and then fall out of it — when you learn that Lindsay Lohan has been cast to star in the play Speed-The-Plow in London. It has been rumored for a few weeks now that L. Lo would be doing something with the David Mamet play but I never seriously considered that she’d actually appear on stage in the play. But, ’tis true … Lindsay will be making her theatrical stage debut at London’s Playhouse Theatre in September. Ok, you can pick yourself up off the floor now. More »

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Zendaya Responds To Aaliyah Biopic Criticism

"​It doesn’t matter what color you are"

Last week we learned that actress/singer Zendaya won the role of Aaliyah in an upcoming Lifetime made-for-TV biopic film about her life, due out this fall. Almost immediately, Zendaya was hit with criticism over the role and the film itself (chief among the most vocal critics is Aaliyah‘s family). Other critics have also, and I can’t even believe this shizz, criticized Zendaya for not being “black enough” to play Aaliyah in this biopic film. Over the weekend, Zendya offered a response to those critics. More »

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‘Looper’ Director Rian Johnson Will Write & Direct ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’

Plus, he'll write the treatment for 'Episode IX'

Filming has just gotten underway on the sequel film Star Wars: Episode VII but today we learn that plans are already in the works for the production of Star Wars: Episode VIII. It has been announced today that director Rian Johnson has been selected to write and direct Episode VIII and write the treatment for Episode IX. Altho Johnson has only directed 3 major movies in his career, the folks at Disney think he’s ready to handle one one of the biggest, most beloved movie franchises in the course of human history. More »

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Here Is Your First Look At Kristin Chenoweth As Maleficent In Disney’s ‘Descendants’

Well, Well

Earlier this week we got our first look at the young cast of the new Disney TV movie Descendants, which will tell the tale of the children of some of Disney‘s most infamous villains. Today, we get our first look at actress Kristin Chenoweth in character as Maleficent as she will appear in the TV movie. As you should be well aware, Angelina Jolie is currently playing Maleficent in the live-action film of the same name in theaters now. Chenoweth‘s Maleficent looks a bit different … and a lot less serious. Have a look below. More »

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Lifetime TV Is Producing An Unauthorized Biopic About ‘Saved By The Bell’

I'm so excited!

Lifetime TV has been KILLING it lately with the announcements of their upcoming made-for-TV projects. Not only is Lifetime producing TV movies about Whitney Houston and Aaliyah (in spite of objections by Aaliyah‘s family), but we learn today that they are also producing an unauthorized movie about the Saturday morning TV series Saved By the Bell. I mean, you know it’s going to be good because it’s “unauthorized”. Click below to meet the cast of actors who will help bring The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story to life on Lifetime this September. More »

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Here Is Your First Look At The Cast Of The N.W.A. Biopic Film ‘Straight Outta Compton’

Coming in August 2015

A new biopic film titled Straight Outta Compton is headed for theaters in August of next year that will tell the story of the famed rap group N.W.A. Unlike the made-for-TV movies to come on the lives of Whitney Houston and Aaliyah, this new biopic film is being produced for the big screen … with the involvement of the actual members of N.W.A. themselves — Ice Cube and Dr. Dre. Cube announced the biopic release date and gives us our first look at the cast of Straight Outta Compton on his official Twitter profile just a short time ago. Click below to see who will star in his new film. More »

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Aaliyah’s Family Vows To STOP The Lifetime Made-For-TV Biopic About Her Life

Uh Oh

Yesterday we learned the news that singer/actress Zendaya has been cast to play Aaliyah in a Lifetime made-for-TV biopic movie about her life, scheduled to debut on the network this fall. Today we learn that Aaliyah‘s family is NOT happy with Lifetime‘s plan to make this biopic film and they reportedly VOW to stop the movie in any way they can. The report we heard yesterday claimed that Zendaya will re-record a few of Aaliyah‘s classic songs for the biopic but today we hear that the family has not and will not give Lifetime permission to use her music. It sounds like a feud is brewin’, y’all. More »

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Gwen Stefani Shares A Photo From The Set Of ‘The Voice’

Woman at Work

Back in April, Gwen Stefani personally confirmed that she had signed on to be a new coach/judge on The Voice and in May, she and fellow new judge Pharrell performed on an episode of The Voice to get fans excited for their arrival next season on the show. Yesterday, Gwen showed up for work on the set of The Voice and Gwen decided to share an on-set photo on her official Instagram profile. Check it out below. More »

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Zendaya Will Play Aaliyah In A Lifetime TV Made-For-TV Movie

'Princess of R&B'

Last week we learned that Yaya Alafia has been cast to play Whitney Houston in an upcoming biopic movie produced by Lifetime TV. Today we learn that Lifetime has another made-for-TV biopic film in the works titled Aaliyah: Princess of R&B and we also learn that pop star Zendaya has been cast to play Aaliyah. To be honest, Zendaya‘s casting makes complete sense to me because the young singer has been emulating Aaliyah‘s style and swagger for some time now. It looks like she finally got her wish to become Aaliyah for this made-for-TV biopic movie. More »

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‘Heroes Reborn’ Casts Its First Returning Character

HRG is Back

Back in February we learned that NBC is rebooting the TV series Heroes in a new limited mini-series titled Heroes Reborn set to premiere on the network next year. Today we learn that Heroes Reborn has cast its first returning character on the show. Jack Coleman, the actor who brilliantly brought Noah Bennett (aka HRG – horn rimmed glasses) to life on Heroes has officially signed on to reprise his role on Heroes Reborn. More »

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