Diddy Plus DeVito = Good Times?
Fans of the always quirky, often creepy FX comedy It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia will either be really happy or really horrified that Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs is headed their way. Because I like the show (and because the love of my life is sort of obsessed with it in somewhat unhealthy ways), I think we can expect good things from Diddy‘s forthcoming guest appearance. We don’t have a lot of info on who Diddy‘s playing, but we do know that, like it or not, Bad Boy will definitely be in the building AKA Paddy’s Pub. Deets inside!
Usher Will Replace Cee Lo
Last week we learned that Christina Aguilera is planning to leave The Voice as a judge so that she can focus on her own music career and today we learn who will replace her on the show next season. It is being reported that Shakira is going to take Xtina‘s seat when she leaves the show at the end of this season. Additionally, Xtina‘s fellow Voice judge Cee Lo Green is also leaving the show at the end of this season and we are hearing that Usher will take his place on the show. Click below for all the reported deets about this casting news for The Voice. More »
Posted under: 'The Voice', Shakira
At Work Already
Yesterday we learned officially that Fox has finally settled on the judging panel for the forthcoming season of American Idol and, as you may recall, we got our first look at all 4 judges — Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson — gathered together for a candid group photo with Ryan Seacrest and some Idol staffers. Today we get to see the first official photo of the judging panel as they sit behind the AI desk on their first day of work. Click below to see all the smiling faces from the new group of American Idol judges. More »
'A Quiet Passion'
It’s always tricky casting a legend and when a big biopic is on the rise, it’s hard to please everyone. Recently, I lost my shizz when I heard that Zoe Saldana was playing Nina Simone (I’m okay now), but today I heard some casting news that I was legitimately happy about. Cynthia Nixon AKA Miranda from Sex and the City will be taking on the role of beloved American poet Emily Dickinson in the upcoming biopic titled A Quiet Passion. I’m not sure what my Literature professors would think, but personally, I think Nixon is a great talent and I’m all for it. Get the deets inside!
The Deals Are DONE!
Back in July we learned that popstar Mariah Carey was officially signed as a new judge on the forthcoming season of American Idol. In the weeks that followed, there was much discussion about who would join her at the judges table. It was immediately reported that longtime original judge Randy Jackson would be demoted from judge to mentor so that the 3 judging spots could be filled with new judges. Nicki Minaj was a name we heard soon after as a potential new judge but her endorsement deal with Pepsi held up her signing because AI is sponsored by Coca Cola. Then we heard that Keith Urban and Enrique Iglesias were being considered as judges but talks with Enrique fell apart. Today we learn, officially, that the cola conflict has been settled and Nicki has signed on as AI judge. Joining her and Mariah at the table will be Keith Urban and … original judge Randy Jackson (who got the 4th judging seat due to the failed deal with Enrique). Click below to see the NEW Idol judges posing with host Ryan Seacrest (and a bunch of behind the scenes Idol folks) and read the official press release announcement. More »
Xtina Wants to Get Back To Her Music Career
The new season of The Voice just debuted this week (to lower numbers than last season’s premiere, I must add) but today we are hearing about the forthcoming exit of one of the show’s judges. Christina Aguilera, the sole female judge on The Voice, has revealed to Billboard magazine that she will be leaving the show at the end of the Spring 2013 season so that she can focus on her own music career. As you may know, Xtina is readying the release of a new album so it’s possible that she is planning a tour next year … which means she wouldn’t have time to be a judge on The Voice. Click below to read exactly what Xtina has to say about her decision to leave The Voice next year. More »
A Scandal Ripe For Hollywood
Earlier this summer, many readers weighed in when, following the horrific child sex abuse scandal, Penn State was fined $60 million and the statue of Joe Paterno was removed from the campus. A new movie is now in the works and it’s based on Joe Posnanski‘s best-selling biography of the late Joe Paterno, the once-beloved Penn State coach who participated in– and orchestrated– the molestation cover-up. Actor Al Pacino has recently been cast in the movie (which is still in the early stages) and we have a few more details about the plot inside.
Posted under: Al Pacino, Joe Paterno
His 'Drive' Co-Star Christina Hendricks Will Appear in the Film
Great news, Ryan Gosling fans … today we learn that the actor that we love to swoon over in films will be directing a film of his own. Gosling will get behind the camera for his directorial debut film titled How to Catch a Monster and he will be working with his Drive co-star Christina Hendricks on the project. And, as if news that Ryan will be directing his own film wasn’t cool enough, it turns out that he has also written the screenplay for the film. I guess Ryan Gosling isn’t just another pretty face … he’s also extremely and multi-talented as well. More »
With Frank Ocean as Musical Guest
Saturday Night Live will return next month for its 38th season of LIVE sketch comedy (well, attempted comedy) and they have just announced that comedian Seth MacFarlane will be the season premiere host. In addition, Frank Ocean has been tapped as the season premiere musical guest. The folks at SNL have also announced which hosts and musical guests will follow next month’s season premiere … which you can read ALL about below. More »
The Biebs Will Mentor LA Reid's Team
Popstar Justin Bieber will appear this coming season on episodes of The X Factor when the show returns to Fox this Fall for season two. Beiber will be one of the celebrity mentors appearing on the show to advise the contestants competing on the show. It is being reported that The Biebs will mentor the group of contestants who have been assigned to judge LA Reid and he filmed portions of his X Factor appearance yesterday here in SoCal. Click below to see the full-size photo of Bieber on The X Factor set and learn more about his appearance on the show. More »