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Lifetime TV Confirms That Lindsay Lohan Will Play Elizabeth Taylor

It's Official

Back in February we first learned that Lindsay Lohan had nabbed the role of Elizabeth Taylor in an upcoming Lifetime TV movie formerly titled Elizabeth & Richard: A Love Story (it has since been renamed Liz & Dick). At the time, we heard that Lindsay was seriously prepping for the role but there was NO official confirmation from anyone that she had actually won the role. Today we hear from Lifetime TV officially that L. Lo will play the late Elizabeth Taylor in a made-for-TV biopic about her life. Like it or not, we now know officially that Lindsay will portray Liz on the small screen. More »

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Russell Crowe Will Play Noah In Darren Aronofsky’s Biblical Biopic

Oh My Gawd

Darren Aronofsky, the director who wowed the world with his 2010 film Black Swan, has begun preproduction work on a new filmed based on the biblical character Noah. As you may know, Noah was the man chosen by God to build an ark big enough to house 2 of every living animal on Earth so that they and mankind could be saved during the apocalyptic flood created by God as punishment of man’s wicked ways. Russell Crowe, an actor notorious for his own wicked ways, has been cast in the role of Noah. Irony or perfect casting? More »

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Tony Danza To Play Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Dad In Unnamed Directorial Debut

Who's The Boss?

A couple of weeks back to reported on Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s exciting directorial debut film which is to star Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore. Now they are adding one more to the cast with Tony Danza, star of Who’s The Boss, to play JGL’s father in the yet to be titled movie. The news come to us via Variety who reported that the two actors worked together back in 1994 in the Disney film Angels in the Outfield, and are not coming back together for JGL’s first film as triple threat – writer, director and actor. . More »

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Taylor Swift May Play Joni Mitchell In ‘Girls Like Us’ Film Adaptation

Can Taylor Do Joni?

There was talk for a while about Taylor Swift being cast in the film adaptation of Les Misérables, but we have known for a few months now that she did not get that role, and we have seen some amazing pics of the cast in character. Now there are fresh reports that is Taylor up for another film adaptation role – this time to play Joni Mitchell in Girls Like Us. Obviously, nothing is confirmed, and at this stage these are mere reports, but what do you think, is this destined for casting failure or do you think it could work? More »

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First Look: Anthony Hopkins In Character As Alfred Hitchcock In ‘Hitchcock’

The Man, The Myth

Last month we learned that Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Biel have both been cast in the upcoming biopic film Hitchcock (formerly titled Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho) and today we get our first look at lead actor Sir Anthony Hopkins in the role of Alfred Hitchcock himself. As you can see below, Hopkins makes a pretty fantastic Hitchcock in this just released, first promo photo. Click below to see what Anthony Hopkins looks like in the guise of Alfred Hitchcock. More »

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Lindsay Lohan Will Film Her Guest Spot On ‘Glee’ This Week

PLUS, She Pumps Her Own Gas!!!

Late last month we learned that the probation-free Lindsay Lohan will be making a guest appearance on Glee this season. Today we learn that she will be filming her Glee scenes this week. According to new reports, Lindsay will be playing herself on the show … and that her scenes will be “meaty”. Yesterday, the rehabilitated Lindsay was spotted out and about in Malibu, CA pumping her own gas … is there nothing that the young woman can’t do? She’s like a new person! Read below for more deets about L. Lo‘s upcoming Glee appearance. More »

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Simon Cowell Tells TMZ That He REALLY WANTS Britney Spears On ‘The X Factor’

"I would love to have her"

Last week we heard that Britney Spears signed her deal to judge The X Factor and that official confirmation was forthcoming. Well, here we are a week later and still … nada. Simon Cowell called in to TMZ to reveal that he really, really wants Britney to join the show … suggesting that a deal STILL has not been struck. Sigh. That said, Cowell sounded confident that Britney would be joining the show and revealed that he will know for sure if she is in or out within the week. HMMM. Click below to hear from Simon himself this latest update on the Britney/X Factor front. More »

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Tina Fey May Star In New Nancy Meyers Film ‘The Intern’

Generational Relationship Gets New Story

This week we heard stories about Alec Baldwin possibly leaving NBC and then Tina Fey announced that the end of 30 Rock is on the horizon, so it make sense that she is looking for new projects. Today Deadline is reporting that Paramount Pictures is making a deal to finance and distribute a new movie called The Intern. This is not to be confused with the Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson comedy The Internship. The Intern is going to be director by Nancy Meyers, who was at the helm of the Meryl Streep–Alec Baldwin rom-com, It’s Complicated. More »

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Ben Affleck And Justin Timberlake To Star In New Thriller ‘Runner, Runner’

Is This A Good Gamble?

We have learned today via Variety that Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake are going to star in a new dramatic thriller called Runner, Runner. JT recently starred in In Time opposite Amanda Seyfried and has reportedly already signed onto the new movie, while Ben is in final negotiations. We don’t know much yet about the film, except that it is set within a $30 billion world of illegal online gambling. Oh, and Leo DiCaprio is producing. More »

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Liam Hemsworth Is In Talks To Play The Lead Opposite Harrison Ford In ‘Paranoia’

Espionage Thriller

It wasn’t going to be long before one of the bright stars of The Hunger Games was picked up for another movie. Today we have learned that Liam Hemsworth has been tapped to star in the new spy thriller, Paranoia, based on the Joseph Finder novel. The new film is meant to star two other big names, Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman, who are also in negotiations for various roles. Would you want to see Liam in an espionage thriller? More »

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