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Simon Cowell Confirms He Was Considering Whitney Houston As A Judge On ‘The X Factor’

"I would have liked to have taken her under my wing"

When it was reported on Saturday that Whitney Houston passed away, I mentioned that there was a rumor going around last week that Simon Cowell was considering signing Whitney as a judge on The X Factor. Today we learn that the rumor was true from Cowell himself. In an interview with Piers Morgan, Simon confirmed that he had reached out to Whitney and was planning to meet with executives this week over the possibility of signing her as a judge on The X Factor. More »

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Lea Michele May Star In The Film Adaptation Of ‘Spring Awakening’

More Casting News Your Way

We love Lea Michele and were a little disappointed when she didn’t score the highly desirable role of Eponine in the film adaptation of Les Miserables. (It did go to a great musical actress though, Samantha Barks instead of the rumored Taylor Swift.) News broke today though that Lea may have nabbed an equally coveted role in the film adaptation of the brilliant Spring Awakening. Are you familiar with the original German play? Think abortion, rape, suicide, masturbation and even S&M!! More »

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Simon Cowell Says He Fought To Keep Paula Abdul On ‘The X Factor’

"She understands it's business; it's never personal."

A few weeks ago we learned that host Steve Jones and judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul (in that order) were unceremoniously fired from season 2 of The X Factor here in the US. Shortly after news broke of the firings, Simon Cowell issued a short statement expressing his regret over the way things went down. Today we are hearing from Simon again in new comments he made to Extra. According to Cowell, he really wanted to keep Paula as an X Factor judge but he says he was overruled by higher ups. HMMM. Read on to find out what else he has to say about the X Factor casting drama. More »

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Vince Vaughn And Owen Wilson Together Again In A New Film

The Dynamic Duo Are Back

Oh, I love these two together! Wedding Crasher fans take note – we are going to be seeing a re-pairing of the venerable duo, Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. The movie is Interns, a script Vaughn has written. Read below for the details about this new movie and the return of the Owen and Vince. More »

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Ryan Murphy Confirms Jessica Lange Will Return For ‘American Horror Story’ Season 2

Best.News.Ever.

American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy confirmed last night on the late night TV talk show Watch What Happens Live that the absolutely AMAZING Jessica Lange will return for the second season of American Horror Story. As you may recall, it was previously reported that an entirely new cast of actors will appear in AHS season 2 in an entirely new setting with only a select few actors from season 1 returning as well. The overwhelming majority of people were hoping that Lange would be one of the returning actors … and now we have confirmation. Click below to read more deets and watch video of Ryan Murphy confirming Jessica‘s American Horror Story return. More »

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Katherine Heigl In Talks To Do Puppet Murder Story

Serial Killer, Kids Show, Puppets And A Private Eye

It isn’t a typical Katherine Heigl story but apparently she is in negotiations to sign onto a new film project called The Happytime Murders. It is coming to us from the guy that did A Muppets Christmas Carol and Kung Fu Panda 2. The plot and style is a far cry from what we have come to expect from Ms Heigl, so maybe she is branching out in 2012. Read on for more info about the film… More »

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Selma Blair To Star In Charlie Sheen’s ‘Anger Management’

Who Needs Therapy?

In the beginning of January we reported that notorious star, Charlie Sheen, was working on a new series, Anger Management. It is based on the Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson film from 2003, and Charlie will play an unconventional anger management therapist. Some people think the irony of Charlie playing this role is what is really so funny. Now we have news that they are starting to fill the rest of the cast. First up, Selma Blair, will be the female lead opposite Mr Sheen. Read on for the details about this casting… More »

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First Look: Sarah Jessica Parker As Gloria Steinem On The Set Of ‘Lovelace’

The New Gloria Steinem Reports for Duty

After a bit of confusion, we learned last week that Sarah Jessica Parker was cast in the cameo role of Gloria Steinem in the upcoming biopic Lovelace currently in filming production here in SoCal. As you may recall, actress Demi Moore was originally cast to play Steinem but she had to pull out of the production because of her current stint in rehab. Today we get our first look at SJP on the set of Lovelace in character as Gloria Steinem. Click below to see her in action. More »

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Britney Spears Wants To Guest Star On ‘Modern Family’

Best. Idea. EVER!

It’s been a little bit since our dear Britney Spears made a guest appearance on TV … as you may recall, in recent years Brit Brit made appearances on Glee and How I Met Your Mother. It would seem that Britney has got the itch to act again because she seems very interested in making a guest appearance on the ABC comedy series Modern Family. Britney innocently (on purpose?) tweeted her love for the show … and that love has inspired a grassroots campaign to try and get her to appear on the show! Read on to learn more. More »

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The CW Casts Stephen Amell As The New Green ‘Arrow’

Less 'Green', More Hotness

Earlier this month we learned that The CW is planning to develop a superhero TV series based on the DC Comics hero Green Arrow. Today we learn that The CW has not only decided to rename the series The Arrow but they have also found their leading man. Actor Stephen Arnell, who starred on the last season of the HBO series Hung, has been cast as The Green Arrow (and presumably his secret identity Oliver Queen). Click below to learn a bit more about Arnell (ahem, check out his abs) and read more deets about his casting as the lead in The Arrow. More »

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