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Camille Grammer Is NOT Returning To ‘The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills’

But Did She Leave Willingly or Forcefully?

Camille Grammer, one of the original stars of the Bravo TV reality series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, will not be returning for the 3rd season of the show. A source close to Camille insists that she is leaving the show of her own volition because she no longer wants to expose her private life to the world. BUT, in comments made during an impromptu interview, Camille claims that she would love to come back for another season but she and Bravo couldn’t come to a deal. HMMM. No matter the why, Camille and The Real Housewives are dunzo! More »

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MTV’s ‘Jersey Shore’ Is Looking For A Way To ‘Phase Out’ Snooki & The Situation

No Babies or Recovering Addicts Allowed

In recent weeks we learned that Jersey Shore star Nicole Snooki Polizzi got herself knocked up and engaged. This week, we learned that Jersey Shore star Mike The Situation Sorrentino admitted himself into a rehab facility to treat his addiction to prescription medication and alcohol. Today we are hearing that the folks who produce Jersey Shore for MTV are looking for a way to excise the pregnant Snooki and the recovering Situation from the show altogether. I guess young mothers and addicts in recovery aren’t good for the show’s hard-partying image. Who knew? More »

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Britney Spears Is REPORTEDLY Close To Signing A $15 Million Dollar Contract To Judge ‘The X Factor’

Rumor O' the Day

A new report out today is claiming that the judge overseeing Britney Spears‘s conservatorship (which has legal control over Britney‘s business and person) has OKed the plan to let her sign on as a judge on the forthcoming second season of The X Factor. Additionally, the report claims that Britney will make somewhere in the neighborhood of $15 million dollars for judging one season of The X Factor and that the signed deal will be announced soon. BUT, all of this info comes from Radar Online, a source not really known for their accurate reporting. Still … I do love everything about this latest Britney/X Factor rumor … don’t you? More »

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‘The Wire’ Star Michael K.Williams Is Set To Star In A Biopic About Hip Hop Artist Ol’ Dirty Bastard

Dirty White Boy

Michael K. Williams, who is most well known for playing the role of Omar Little in The Wire and Chalky White in Boardwalk Empire is set to star as the late hip-hop artist Ol’ Dirty Bastard in a new biopic called Dirty White Boy. It follows the story of Jarred Weisfeld and his dealings with the legendary rapper in the lead up to his tragic death in 2004. ODB’s real name was Russell Jones, and he had, as most rappers do, one helluva interesting life. Back in the 90′s he was involved in a string of legal battles including battling allegations of assault and robbery. There were also more serious allegations of an attempted murder case, and to top it all off, ODB died just before his 36th birthday from a drug overdose. Michael K. is in for a seriously challenging role, but after winning us all over with The Wire I think he is going to nail this. More »

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First Look: AnnaSophia Robb Surfaces On The Set Of ‘The Carrie Diaries’ As Carrie Bradshaw

Teenage Carrie & Her Crew

Last month we learned that young actress AnnaSophia Robb won the role of young Carrie Bradshaw in The CW‘s prequel TV series The Carrie Diaries. Today we get our first look at AnnaSophia as Carrie on the set of the show. In addition, we get to see actress Stefania Owen on set as Carrie‘s little sister Dorrit and actress Ellen Wong as Carrie‘s BFF Jill The Mouse Thompson. Click below and let’s go back in time to see Carrie Bradshaw and her peeps as teenagers. More »

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Negotiations Between Britney Spears & ‘The X Factor’ Continue

What a Girl Wants

It’s been a couple of weeks since we heard anything about Britney Spears POSSIBLY becoming a judge on The X Factor but today we get to check out a new report that claims negotiations between the two parties are still underway. This new report insists that Britney has a few demands that she will need in place before she can commit to joining the show. Click below to find out what our dear Britney reportedly needs to say yes to judging The X Factor. More »

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‘Downton Abbey’s Jessica Brown Findlay Has Been Cast As The Leading Lady In ‘Winter’s Tale’

Mythic New York City Makes For Magic Realism Film

Not to be confused with Shakespeare’s A Winter’s Tale, Warner Bros has announced that they are debuting a film adaptation of the 1983 novel Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin. They also announced today that the leading lady in the new movie is Jessica Brown Findlay from Downton Abbey. Jessica played the role of Lady Sybill Crawley in Downton Abbey but is swapping that character for the challenge of playing a a dying woman who falls in love with a thief who breaks into her palatial Manhattan mansion. The story takes place in both 19th century and contemporary New York and the original novel is a mythical masterpiece. There is also discussions of cameo roles by Russell Crowe and Will Smith. Have you read the novel, are you excited about this film adaptation? More »

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Jessica Biel Joins The Cast Of ‘Hitchcock And The Making Of Psycho’

Jess Is The New Psycho

We heard a few weeks back that Scarlett Johansson had been cast in possibly the most famous murder victim role of all time. She has signed on to play the role of actress Janet Leigh who was the original girl in the shower in the Alfred Hitchcock horror classic,Psycho. The new film, Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, is not a remake of the original, but focuses as the name suggests, on Hitchcock’s decision to make the film. Well today we have news that the second female lead has been cast with newly engaged lady, Jessica Biel. More »

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Lifetime Selects The All African-American Cast Of ‘Steel Magnolias’

Queen Latifah in the Lead

Back in October of last year we first learned that Lifetime TV is planning an African-American TV movie version of the play-turned-film Steel Magnolias. Today we learn which fabulous actresses have been cast in key roles. Queen Latifah leads the way in the role of M’Lynn, played by Sally Field in the 1989 film. Click below to find out who else will join her in this new version of Steel Magnolias. More »

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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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