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Janet Jackson Has Turned Down The Job As The New Judge On ‘The X Factor’

Who Will It Be, Mariah? Fergie? Britney? Someone Else?

From the day The X Factor let go of their two judges, Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, rumors and stories have been running rampant as to who will be the new judges in the next season. Simon Cowell revealed that Paula and Nicole would be replaced by two women, so quickly names began being thrown around… Mariah Carey? Britney Spears? Janet Jackson? Earlier this month, we learned that Simon Cowell was considering hiring Whitney Houston as a judge on The X Factor before she tragically passed away on the 11th. Today we learn that Janet was offered the position but she turned it down. Do you think one of the other ladies will get it, or will it be a new name thrown into the works? More »

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Beyoncé Has Signed On To Do A New Musical Comedy By ‘Glee’ Creator Ryan Murphy

She's Baaack

It was reported yesterday that a new musical comedy film, One Hit Wonders, from the Glee creator, Ryan Murphy, will have one massive star studded cast including new mom, Beyoncé. The film is also going to include Cameron Diaz, Reese Witherspoon, Andy Samberg and Gwyneth Paltrow will be producing. The musical film will be about a group of singers who each had a ‘one hit wonder’ song in the 90′s and try to unite together as a “super group”. This is going to be huge given the star power of the cast, and it will also be Bey’s first job lined up since she gave birth to gorgeous Blue Ivy a few weeks ago. More »

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‘MisFits’ Will Be Introducing 3 New Characters In Season 4

Jess, Finn & Alex

Back in April of last year we learned that the amazing actor Robert Sheehan was leaving the cast of the British TV series MisFits. In May we learned that actor Joseph Gilgun had been cast in MisFits as new character Rudy. At the time, I was very worried that the loss of Sheehan would ruin the show but Gilgun proved to be an excellent addition to the show. At the end of last season, 2 beloved characters left the show (one died, one went back in time) … today, we learn that 3 new characters will be added to MisFits when it returns for season 4 later this year. More »

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Production On ‘Ghostbusters 3′ Is ‘Suspended’ As Billy Murray Pulls Out

"At this point it’s in suspended animation."

Back in December 2009, actress Sigourney Weaver started talking about appearing in the much-anticipated sequel film Ghostbusters 3. In January 2010, Ivan Reitman signed on to direct the film. In July of 2010, actor Dan Akroyd confirmed that Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson and Sigourney Weaver all signed on for the film … and it seemed like Ghostbusters 3 was finally going to happen. Cut to today … and new comments from Akroyd that update the GB3 situation. It turns out that Bill Murray has decided NOT to appear in Ghostbusters 3 and, as a result, the film itself is in “suspended animation”. Is this just a nice of way of saying that the Ghostbusters sequel is actually dunzo? More »

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Lucy Liu Cast As Watson In New Sherlock Holmes TV Series ‘Elementary’

Dr. Watson Gets a Sex Change

A modern day Sherlock Holmes TV series titled Elementary is coming to CBS this Fall and last week it was announced that actor Jonny Lee Miller will be playing the lead role of Holmes. Today we learn that Holmes‘s trusty partner/sidekick Dr. Watson has been cast as well. In this new modern day incarnation of Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson will be played by actress Lucy Liu. Elementary, isn’t it? More »

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Lady Gaga Rumored To Be Making Her Film Debut In ‘Men In Black III’

Gaga The Alien?

It is being reported today that Lady Gaga will be making her big screen debut in the upcoming film, Men In Black sequel. The news was first announced by a Brazilian movie news website where it was claimed that Will Smith leaked the information during a promotional trip to Rio last week. It hasn’t been confirmed but Will reportedly told the Brazilian site, ElCorilloRD.com, “We have a couple of celebrity cameos, but I cannot reveal who they are. We must keep as a surprise that Lady Gaga appears.” Hmm… More »

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‘Dancing With The Stars’ Announces Their Season 14 Cast

Who Would You Want to Get Up Close And Sweaty With?

It is nearly time for season 14 of Dancing With The Stars and today it has been announced who the full list of celebrity contestants are going to be. There has been some speculation for a few weeks about who would make the cast, and some of the names leaked have been confirmed. The list spans the full spectrum, from soap opera star to TV host to tennis champion and then there’s more…. Who will you be rooting for? Check out the list of contestants. More »

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‘The Carrie Diaries’ Casts Carrie

SATC Prequel Has Found Their Carrie

Big news today from the makers of the Sex and the City prequel TV series, The Carrie Diaries, because they have announced who will be playing the role of Carrie Bradshaw. The role has been given to new, young actress AnnaSophia Robb. It is a big role for a young girl as she will be stepping into the shoes (literally – will she wear Manolo Blahniks?) of the older Carrie, Sarah Jessica Parker, who made that role so enormously famous. A few weeks ago we heard that they had cast Carrie’s sister, Dorrit, with the young, Stefania Owen. The casting of Carrie is big deal though, and no doubt something the producers of the show thought long and hard about. So, who is AnnaSophia Robb? More »

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Is Britney Spears Joining The NBC Series ‘Smash’?

Another Casting Rumor

OK … so I realize the casting rumors where Britney Spears is concerned are getting a bit out of hand … but, it’s our dear Britney, and I can’t help but share the sometimes ridiculous rumors as I come upon them ;) Yesterday we learned that Britney is REPORTEDLY interested in joining Fox‘s The X Factor as a judge … and earlier this month, we learned that Britney is REPORTEDLY interested in guest starring on ABC‘s Modern Family. Today we hear ANOTHER rumor that she is REPORTEDLY interested in a recurring guest spot on NBC‘s new Broadway drama Smash. Could it be? Could Britney really be headed for the Great White Way on the small screen? More »

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Will Britney Spears Become A Judge On ‘The X Factor’?

Rumor Has It ... She's Interested in the Job

Ever since the producers of The X Factor in the US cleaned house by firing the show’s host, Steve Jones, and two of its judges, Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, speculation has been running rampant as to who might be hired as their replacements. Earlier this month, we learned that Simon Cowell was considering hiring Whitney Houston as a judge on The X Factor before she tragically passed away on the 11th. It has also been rumored that Cowell is going after Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson and/or Fergie Ferg to join the show. Today we are hearing a new name … Britney Spears. Apparently, word on the street is that our dear Britney is interested in the X Factor gig and has reached out to producers. More »

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