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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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Newly Engaged Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie May Reunite On The Screen Again In ‘The Counselor’

Brangelina Back On Screen?

Yesterday we heard the HUGE news that Brangelina are engaged to be married. Today we have learned that Brad and Ange are not only be getting married, but they may be starring on screen together again, going back to their roots. The story of Brangelina began on the set of Mr and Mrs Smith, and now they may be back on the screen together in Ridley Scott’s new movie, The Counselor alongside a potentially massive A-list cast. More »

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Matthew McConaughey And Woody Harrelson To Star In New Series ‘True Detective’

First TV Collaboration For Best Friends

Matthew and Woody have been friends for years (as you can see from these vintage pics circa 2007) and now the BFF’s are making their television collaboration debut in a new series called True Detective. It is positioned as a cop drama project (yes, another one) but… the two main detectives, Rust Cohle, played by Matthew, and Martin Hart played by Woody, have their lives collide during a seventeen-year hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana. I know what you’re thinking, it’s another cop drama series, but I really think this could be good. It is after all Matthew McConaughey AND Woody Harrelon, together, on TV! More »

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Britney Spears Reportedly Signs On To Judge ‘The X Factor’ For $15 Million Dollars

WOOOOOOOOOOOT!!!

Yes! YES! YESSSSSS!!! The news that so many faithful Britney Spears fans have been waiting for is here!!! Early last month we first heard that Simon Cowell was hoping to sign Britney Spears to judge the upcoming new season of The X Factor. Today we learn from E! News that Britney Spears has reportedly signed a $15 million dollar deal to judge the upcoming second season of The X Factor!!! As you may recall, our dear Britney teased yesterday that she had a big announcement to make today. Britney has still NOT made the news official herself but the word is out … she has signed on to judge The X Factor, y’all!!!! More »

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Tom Hanks And Emma Thompson To Tell Walt Disney And ‘Mary Poppins’ Story In New Film

‘Saving Mr Banks’

Back in February we heard about a new Disney movie about the making of the Mary Poppins film, basically chronicling how Walt Disney got the rights to the original book in the first place. The film is called Saving Mr. Banks and was originally rumored to star the incredible, Meryl Streep. We also heard back in February that Tom Hanks was in talks to star in the movie. Today Deadline is reporting that Tom Hanks is definitely in negotiations, and not just for any role, but to play Walt Disney himself. I’ve also learned that Meryl is not in the picture anymore, and they are in talks with Emma Thompson, to play the lead female role, the author of Mary Poppins. More »

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Kristen Wiig Comments On Rumors That She Is Leaving ‘Saturday Night Live’

“Everyone has to leave…"

Last week a rumor started going around that claims that Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg and Jason Sudeikis are planning to leave Saturday Night Live at the end of this season. Today we get to hear from Kristen herself about the rumor. Wiig was a guest on Alec Baldwin‘s bi-weekly podcast Here’s the Thing and she was asked to comment on the talk that she will be leaving SNL when her contract expires at the end of this season. Click below to find out what she has to say on her possible SNL departure. More »

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The ‘X-Men: First Class’ Sequel Will Begin Filming Next January

Working Around Jennifer Lawrence's Schedule

Last Summer, Academy Award-nominated actress Jennifer Lawrence starred as the mutant Mystique in the prequel film X-Men: First Class. Last month, she starred as lead protagonist Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games … a film that made over $250 million in it’s first 2 weeks in theaters. J. Law is due to begin filming the follow-up Hunger Games film Catching Fire this Fall … around the same time she was due to film the sequel to X-Men: First Class. Fox decided to avoid the conflict by pushing back the filming date for X-Men so that Jennifer could give her best performances in both films. Isn’t that swell? More »

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