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First Look: Jonny Lee Miller & Lucy Liu Surface On The NYC Set Of ‘Elementary’

Mee the New Holmes & Watson

Last month we learned that actors Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu have been cast in the roles of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson respectively in the new reboot TV series Elementary. Today we get to get out first look at the new Holmes and Watson on the NYC set of their TV series. Click below to get your first peek at the super sleuthin’ dynamic duo in action on the set of Elementary. More »

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Adam Levine Is In Talks To Appear In Season 2 Of ‘American Horror Story’

Scripted TV Series Debut

Two weeks ago we had lots of news about the cast of the new season of American Horror Story. First, we heard that the amazing, Jessica Lange, had signed on to season 2. Then Ryan Murphy slowly and strategically revealed that Zachary Quinto would be returning alongside Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Lily Rabe. Today we are hearing that Maroon 5 front man, Adam Levine, is in negotiations to also star in season 2 of AHS. Adam made his television debut with reality TV thanks to his gig on The Voice, but this would be his first go at scripted television acting. Do you think he can do it? More »

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Daniel Radcliffe Channels His Inner Allen Ginsberg On The Set Of His New Film ‘Kill Your Darlings’

The Harry Potter Glasses are BACK!

A curly haired Daniel Radcliffe has surfaced on the NYC, NY set of a new film titled Kill Your Darlings where DanRad plays the famed Beat poet Allen Ginsberg. But, as you can see in the photos below, he looks a bit like an older, college-age Harry Potter rather than a young Ginsberg … at least to me. HMMM. More »

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Darren Criss Has Been Offered The Hosting Gig On ‘The X Factor’

Will He Take the Job?

Big news on The X Factor front. While we wait to find out if Britney Spears will sign on to host the upcoming second season of the show, we are learning today that Glee star Darren Criss has been offered the hosting gig on The X Factor. The former host, Steve Jones, was axed last year when the decision was made to get rid of him along with judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul. Today we are learning that Criss has been offered the hosting job … and he has already made a decision. Click below to find out if Darren Criss will be the new host of The X Factor. More »

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Disney’s ‘Maleficent’ Will Begin Filming In June

Angelina Jolie will Play Maleficent, Elle Fanning in Talks to Play Aurora

Back in January of 2010 we first learned that Tim Burton and Disney were planning to make a live-action film titled Maleficent that would focus on the villain of the classic fairy tale Sleeping Beauty. A couple of months later, we learned that Angelina Jolie‘s name was being tossed around as the possible actress to play Maleficent. Since then, news on the project has been kind of quiet … until now. Today we learn that yes, Angelina will play Maleficent in the film and that filming production is scheduled to begin in June … but Tim Burton is no longer associated with the film. We also learn that young actress Elle Fanning (younger sister of Dakota Fanning who starred in Super 8) is in negotiations to play the other lead role, that of Princess Aurora / Briar Rose. More »

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Carrie Bradshaw’s Father Is Cast In ‘The Carrie Diaries’

Daddy Dearest?

Last month we learned that AnnaSophia Robb won the role of young Carrie Bradshaw and Stefania Owen was cast as her little sister Dorrit. Today we learn that actor Matt Letscher has been cast in the role of Carrie‘s father. Click below to meet the man that will play the father that presumably gave Carrie her unresolvable daddy issues. More »

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Britney Spears Has REPORTEDLY Rejected ‘The X Factor’s $10 Million Dollar Offer

Rumor Has It Britney Wants $20 Mil!

Earlier this week we learned the exciting news that our dear Britney Spears was nearing a deal that would bring her on board to judge the upcoming second season of The X Factor here in the US for a reported $10 million dollars. BUT, a new report out this weekend claims that Britney has rejected the $10 million offer because she wants $20 million instead. So as it stands, if this report is to be believed, there is NO DEAL in place right now for Britney to join The X Factor … unless Team Britney and Team X Factor can meet somewhere in the middle of 20 & 10 million. HMMM. I wonder who will blink first and cave to make this deal happen. More »

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Alum Will Forte Is Set To Play The Lead In New Fox Comedy ‘Rebounding’

Will 'Will' Make It?

Saturday Night Live alum Will Forte has been cast as the lead in the new comedy pilot for Fox called Rebounding. It is all about a man, Will, who is dealing with the death of his fiancé and relies on his basketball buddies to get through it. Even though it sounds dark and sad, it has been described as an uplifting comedy. For me, Will is now Jenna Maroney’s hilarious cross-dressing boyfriend on 30 Rock, but Will is actually going to be around a lot this year as he is starring in 3 movies coming out over summer, Rock of Ages, That’s My Boy and Neighborhood Watch. More »

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Is Tom Cruise Joining Beyoncé In Clint Eastwood’s ‘A Star Is Born’?

Will A Star Be Born Or Killed?

Months and months ago, before Beyoncé gave birth to her blessed baby, Blue Ivy there was excitement about her playing the lead role in the Clint Eastwood remake of A Star Is Born. The project was delayed for Bey to have her baby, and then a few weeks ago we heard that Beyoncé was in talks to do a new musical comedy from Glee creator, Ryan Murphy, One Hit Wonder. The production company had confirmed the project but they didn’t have a finalized script yet and apparently Beyoncé’s character was still being developed. Talk has turned to A Star Is Born because they want to start shooting this summer. They are filling out the rest of the cast and the actor in talks to join Beyoncé is slightly left of center, it is none other than.. wait for it, Tom Cruise! More »

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Jeremy Renner, Javier Bardem And Natalie Portman In Talks To Do Ridley Scott’s ‘The Counselor’

Super Exciting Casting News

Ridley Scott’s new film, The Counselor, is causing a stir about it’s casting. Some pretty amazing actors are in talks with them about coming on board, and if they do we could be looking at one amazing film. A couple of week ago there were rumors going around that Javier Bardem, Jeremy Renner and Brad Pitt were all interested in playing the male lead character, the villain of the story. News today is that Javier and Jeremy are both having preliminary conversations with producers about the part and Brad is out of the picture. There is also talk going around that Natalie Portman is in negotiations for the female lead. Woohoo! More »

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