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All Returning Castmembers From ‘American Horror Story’ Revealed [UPDATE]

Who Is Coming Back?

Yesterday we heard that Jessica Lange is returning to American Horror Story for season 2 but that she is coming back as a new character. Today, we have more info from Ryan Murphy. He has revealed that Zachary Quinto, who did a scene-stealing four-episodes on the first season will be back as a series regular in Season 2. Zachary will be starring as one of the male leads opposite the amazing Jessica. I have learned today that he will be at the center of the Season 2 storyline as the nemesis of Ms Lange. Are you excited Zac will be back? There is also one more reveal on the way… 3 more returning stars. Who will it be? More »

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Owen Wilson May Be Joining Tina Fey In The New Drama Arthouse Film ‘Admission’

Art-House And Low Budget For Tina And Owen?

I have some more casting news coming your way, there are just so many new films coming out at the moment. Today I have learned that a new movie is in the works. A Jean Hanff Korelitz novel is being turned into a film called Admission which they hope to produce through Focus Features, the art-house division of Universal Pictures. This means that we are looking at a lower budget drama… two things that don’t usually go together with hilarious 30 Rock star, Tina Fey, and funny guy Owen Wilson. Nevertheless, both Tina and Owen are looking at this film as a potential project.. More »

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Nicole Kidman Is Replacing Rachel Weisz As Colin Firth’s Wife In The Film ‘The Railway Man’

War-time Drama For Nic

The Railway Man is a new movie from a UK-Australian production company. It is scheduled to begin shooting in April and has just announced a new cast member – Aussie darling, Nicole Kidman. Nic has been cast as Colin Firth’s wife, replacing Rachel Weisz who was originally given the role. The film is a war-time drama based on the life history of Eric Lomax and his horrific experiences as a Japanese prisoner in World War II. It also chronicles the remarkable reconciliation Eric has with one of his captors 30 years later. Colin is playing the role of Eric and Nicole has been cast as his wife. This is set to be a great dramatic role for both Nic and Colin, and of course being a proud Aussie, I’m happy to say that part of the movie will be filmed in the Gold Coast in Australia. More »

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Katy Perry And Adele Compete For The Same Film Role About British Opera Singer Paul Potts

Katy Or Adele??

It’s an unlikely choice but reports are going around that Harvey Weinsten is choosing between Katy Perry and Adele for a Billy Elliot-style movie about British opera singer Paul Potts. The news came out yesterday that Harvey approached Katy at the pre-Oscar party about whether she would be interested in playing the wife of Potts. Do y’all know Paul Potts? He was the adorable chubby and shy mobile-phone salesman from Bristol who became a singing sensation after winning Britain’s Got Talent in 2007. I love Paul and think it is the perfect story for a movie. They’re looking for a singer-actress to play Paul’s wife. I wouldn’t normally compare Adele and Katie, what do you think? More »

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‘Heroes’ Star Hayden Panettiere Has Signed On To Do New ABC Drama ‘Nashville’

Cheerleader To Nashville

Hayden Panettiere is going to back on prime time TV with a starring role in ABC’s new drama pilot Nashville. The new show is all about young musicians trying to make it big in Nashville, Tennessee. It is described as a family soap about love, country music, family, politics and sex set against the backdrop of the Nashville music scene. It follows the story of a middle aged singer Rayna who finds out that her label is making her team up with teen sensation Juliette Barnes, Hayden, to help her failing career. Hayden is swapping her pom poms for a microphone showing off her singing skills as a country superstar. What do you think of this new role for her? More »

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Scarlett Johansson Is Set To Play Janet Leigh In The New Film ‘Alfred Hitchcock And The Making Of Psycho’

Will She Be Murdered In The Shower?

Scarlett Johansson has 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 a seemingly “lowbrow horror flick” at the height of his legendary career. The film has also secured other top actors including Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren as Hitchcock and his wife. British actor James D’Arcy has also signed on to play Anthony Perkins, who portrayed serial killer Norman Bates in the original film. What do you think of Scarlett as Janet? More »

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Louis Walsh CONFIRMS That Britney Spears Is In Talks To Join ‘The X Factor’

"[Cowell is] definitely talking to Britney ..."

Now that we know that Janet Jackson is officially OUT of the running as new judge on The X Factor, our attentions can turn more importantly to those rumors that our dear Britney Spears might join the show as judge. This week, Louis Walsh — who is one of the judges on the UK version of The X Factor — sat down for an interview in London on Craig Doyle Live and he confirms that Simon Cowell is in serious talks with Britney to join the show as judge. Click below to read Walsh’s comments on the possibility that Britney might become a new judge on The X Factor. More »

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David Arquette Has Been Cast In Ellen DeGeneres’ New Comedy ‘The Smart One’ With Portia De Rossi

Making His Primetime Return

A few weeks ago we heard about the new comedy from Ellen DeGeneres starring her wife, Portia de Rossi. Yesterday we learned that David Arquette, the former hubby of Courtney Cox, will be making his prime time return playing opposite Portia. David has done a lot of TV work and a lot people know him as the Scream star, but he hasn’t had a regular role in a prominent series for a while. He and Portia will be two of the lead stars of the new series, The Smart One, about two sisters, one smart and one well, less smart. David will be playing the role of Candy, the pretty sister’s, husband. What do you think of this casting? More »

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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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