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Christina Aguilera Shares A Photo From The Set Of ‘Nashville’

Dark locks

Singer Christina Aguilera will be making a guest appearance on the ABC series Nashville in the coming weeks and today we get to see a fun behind the scenes photo that Xtina shared with fans on her official Twitter profile. Xtina will be rocking some darker locks on Nashville and the photo below gives us a sneak peek at her new look. According to Xtina, she will be playing a successful Pop star who is desperate to break into the world of Country music — which is rare because it’s usually the other way around (just ask Taylor Swift). Click below to see this photo and get your first taste of Xtina the actress. More »

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Tim Burton Will Direct Disney’s Live-Action Adaptation Of ‘Dumbo’

Interesting

Back in July of last year, we first learned that Disney is planning to produce a live-action movie version of Dumbo. With the success of last year’s live-action adaptation of Sleeping Beauty (Maleficent), this year’s live-action adaptation of Cinderella (which opens on Friday) and the just cast live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast (forthcoming), it would appear that Disney is on a live-action movie adaptation kick. Today we learn that Tim Burton has signed on to direct the live-action Dumbo movie which delights and terrifies me all at the same time. I’m guessing that is the intended goal. Hmmm. More »

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A Second ‘Ghostbusters’ Sequel Film Is In The Works, This Time With An All-Male Cast

Starring Channing Tatum?

Remember back in October how we heard the great news that the upcoming Ghostbusters sequel would star an all-female cast … and in January we learned which funny ladies would be starring in the film? Well, it turns out that the male powers that be have decided that the world cannot handle an all-female Ghostbusters movie without releasing a second, all-male Ghostbusters movie as well. We know that the female Ghostbusters movie will begin filming production in June and today we learn that the second, male Ghostbusters movie is now starting up casting and pre-prodcution. According to Deadline, this second movie will star some of the actors from the original movies and they are hoping to get Channing Tatum to appear in the movie as well so … that should clue you in as to the kind of movie they are going for. Hmmm. More »

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Will ‘Eastenders’ Star Sam Strike Become The New Spider-Man? [UPDATE]

An Investigation

Now that Sony Pictures has teamed up with Marvel Studios to revamp the Spider-Man film franchise with a new actor to play the webslinging superhero, we anxiously await word of which lucky actor will play Spidey next. Yahoo! UK has done a bit of sluething and they are speculating that former Eastenders star Sam Strike might be the next actor chosen to play Spider-Man on the big screen. They have gathered up some social media evidence to make the case that Strike may be up for the role. He’s the right age, he’s got the right look and he’s British (as you may know, most of the actors playing superheroes these days are British) so … he might be the one. Read on and speculate along with me, won’t you? UPDATE: Sam Strike‘s new Hollywood role has been revealed, below. More »

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Official Report: Lena Dunham Will Be Wearing Panties During Her ‘Scandal’ Guest Spot

She'll be wearing other stuff too

As a journalist, I’m very curious to know who at Paleyfest had the idea to actually ask Lena Dunham the question that would have elicited this response. Now I know a lot of you (cough cough, Trent, cough) are not especially psyched about the Dunham guest spot on Scandal. And between that horrifyingly horrible wig, and the fact that I can only take her voice in small doses, even as a fan of Girls, I have my reservations. Still, I’m hoping for a good follow-up to the incredibly compelling Ferguson-inspired episode that aired last week. And now we have an important detail (I think) about Dunham‘s appearance. Click inside for more!

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Get Ready To See Octavia Spencer As God In The Adaptation Of ‘The Shack’

UM WHAT?! Yes.

Ages ago I heard about this movie and I was really excited, partly because Oprah Winfrey was going to play God… and that casting decision made a lot of sense to me. I’d also told myself to hurry up and read the book before the movie came out, so I still have to get myself a copy of The Shack. I’m not sure if any of you have read it, but it sounds really interesting, and I suspect the movie adaptation will be pretty fascinating as well. However, since I heard about the production last year, there’s been a casting change—and I have to say I’m equally excited (maybe even more so) to see Octavia Spencer take on the role. It’s not final yet, but it looks like it’s happening. Click inside for more!

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Jenny Slate Is Getting Her Own FX Pilot

This could be awesome

Last year, I fell in love with FX in a big way. Fargo, and The Americans are two of the big shows that I haven’t even tackled yet, but I found myself falling madly in love with You’re the Worst and Married. Both shows dealt with relationships in a really fun and honest way—it’s something we’re also seeing on the new HBO series Togetherness. So I was psyched to hear that Jenny Slate, who had a role on Married, is getting a pilot on FX. Click inside for more!

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Here is Our First Look At Lena Dunham On ‘Scandal’

Yes, you read that right ... Lena Dunham on 'Scandal'

While we are still processing the powerful episode of Scandal that aired on ABC last night, here’s a bit of new Scandal news for your Friday. Girls star Lena Dunham will appear in a guest role on an upcoming episode of Scandal and today we get our first look at her on the show. As you can see below, the seriously wigged Lena is featured in a few promo photos alongside Scandal stars Kerry Washington and Katie Lowes looking all Scandal-ly and stuff. This episode will air later this month and it is titled It’s Good to be Kink … which should clue us in a bit as to what the episode subject matter will be all about. Check out the promo photos below and learn more. More »

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Here Is Our FIRST LOOK AT Melissa Benoist As Supergirl

Meet Kara Zor-El

Here it is … here is our first look at actress Melissa Benoist in costume as Supergirl as she will appear in the upcoming CBS TV series based on the DC Comics character. Along with our first look at the Supergirl costume, designed by Colleen Atwood, we learn that Kara Zor-El‘s secret identity name will be Kara Danvers … along with other new information about the show. Additionally, we get to see a pair of photos that were snapped on the Supergirl set as filming production of the show is currently underway. The new Supergirl is HERE! Meet her below. More »

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Jada Pinkett Smith Reveals That She Will Not Return For ‘Gotham’ Season 2

"I signed for a year and the year's up."

Jada Pinkett-Smith currently stars as Fish Mooney on the Fox TV series Gotham and this morning on Live with Kelly and Michael, she revealed that she will not be returning for the show’s second season next year. Smith clearly states that she only signed on for one season of the show and now that that season is nearly over, her time on the show is nearly over. BUT, in her interview comments today, she did keep things vague enough by not revealing what will become of her character on the show. Considering the way things have been going for Fish Mooney on Gotham lately, it’s possible that she won’t live to see another season especially in light of what Jada is saying about not returning for season 2. More »

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