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Mark Hamill Reveals That He Is ‘In Talks’ To Appear In ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

"George [Lucas] wanted to know whether we'd be interested"

Last week we learned that Harrison Ford will REPORTEDLY reprise his role as Han Solo and may appear in the upcoming sequel film Star Wars: Episode VII and today we learn that Mark Hamill, as Luke Skywalker, may appear in the film alongside him. Hamill dished in a new interview that he has been in talks to appear in the new Star Wars film. But, he goes on to clarify, if a deal cannot be worked out (for whatever reason) then the roles of the classic characters will NOT be played by other actors. We’re either going to get Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fischer (???) in Episode VII or not at all. More »

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‘Downton Abbey’ Is Lookin’ To Cast A New Leading Man

SPOILER ALERT WARNING

Despite the fact that the season 3 finale of Downton Abbey aired here in the US last night (and months ago in the UK), I know there are some folks who have yet to watch the episode so I will keep all potential spoilery info behind the cut. If you’ve yet to see the final episode of Downton Abbey season 3, you might want to not read any further concerning casting rumors for season 4. If you’re caught up, you’re deff gonna wanna read what’s below. More »

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Jennifer Lawrence Is Making Another Movie With Bradley Cooper And Her ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Director

Oh, And She'll Be Playing Christian Bale's Wife. So. Yeah.

A little while back we heard about an upcoming from from David O. Russell, critically-acclaimed director of the Oscar-nominated film Silver Linings Playbook. I was excited about the project because Louis C.K. was in talks for a role, which would be such a huge deal for him… and for us. And while his participation in the project has yet to be confirmed, we do have news about another cast member. Jennifer Lawrence is on board, y’all! This is a good thing. Click inside to learn more!
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Minnie Driver Will Play Toni Collette’s Character In The ‘About A Boy’ TV Show

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Minnie Driver wears a see through black dress at the UK premiere of 'I Give It A Year' in London

A while back we learned that one of my favorite movies of all time (yeah, I know… I have a lot) was coming to television. About A Boy, the 2002 Oscar-nominated film starring Hugh Grant and Toni Collette, is now officially in the works as a pilot. We have some casting news that I’m really excited about (mainly the Minnie Driver part), along with some more deets about the project. Click inside for more!

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Sarah Michelle Gellar To Star Alongside Robin Williams In A New CBS Comedy Series

From The Creator Of 'Ally McBeal' And 'Boston Legal'

Between that Blue Ivy photo and this news, we are officially having the best Saturday ever! A little while back we heard whisperings of a new Fox comedy series that would reportedly star our girl Sarah Michelle Gellar, and that sounded awesome. But it’s now been confirmed that SMG is actually starring in a pilot episode of a CBS single-camera comedy called Crazy Ones. And Robin friggen Williams will co-star, so yeah. I’m psyched! Click inside for more!
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Harrison Ford Will Reportedly Appear In ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

Han Solo Lives

Last week we learned that plans are reportedly in the works for a Star Wars spin-off movie centered on the character of Han Solo … and today we have a bit of NEW Han Solo news to ingest. It is being reported today that Harrison Ford is in talks to reprise the role of Han Solo in the upcoming sequel film Star Wars: Episode VII. At this point, there is no word on how big of a role Ford‘s Solo will play in the movie, Hell, we don’t even know if this casting rumor is even true but … it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if Han Solo does make a cameo in the upcoming SW film. More »

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Lil’ Mama Will Play Lisa ‘Left-Eye’ Lopes In The Upcoming TLC Biopic

That-Ish-Cray Of The Day

So. Apparently. There’s a TLC biopic in the works, and I wasn’t even consulted about it; so there’s that to be confused about on a Thursday morning. Also, said TLC biopic has apparently cast Lil’ Mama (best known for her Lip Gloss single, judging America’s Best Dance Crew, and  for embarrassing the hell out of her self at the 2009 MTV VMAs) as Lisa ‘Left-Eye’ Lopes. I am now, officially, confused. Click inside for more deets that will, hopefully, explain all of this.

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Albert Brooks Signs On For ‘Finding Nemo 2′

Full Speed Ahead

Last July we learned that Disney/Pixar announced plans to move forward with a sequel to the hugely successful film Finding Nemo and a month later we learned that Ellen DeGeneres was being courted to reprise her role as Dory (she said yes). Today we learn that Albert Brooks, the actor who voiced Nemo‘s dad in the original film, has finally agreed to reprise his role for Finding Nemo 2. With Brooks on board, production of the sequel can move forward without hesitation. More »

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Helena Bonham Carter Will Play Elizabeth Taylor In A NEWER Biopic

Getting It Right This Time

Back in November, Lifetime TV aired a biopic film on the love affair of the late Elizabeth Taylor and her 56th husband Richard Burton which infamously starred Lindsay Lohan in the titular role of Taylor. As you may recall, Liz & Dick was hailed as a tragedy of the highest order. Later this year, BBC will release a biopic film of their own about Elizabeth and Richard, one that will star actress Helena Bonham Carter as Liz … because the world NEEDS a proper biopic tribute to the legendary Ms. Taylor. More »

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Quvenzhané Wallis In The Running To Be The Next ‘Annie’

Willow Smith Was Originally Slated For The Part
18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Press Room

With the Academy Awards just a couple of weeks away, it’s a good time to be Quvenzhané Wallis. The youngest actor to be nominated for a Best Actress Oscar has been making her away around the pre-Oscar bashments, and many of us are hoping that she’s gearing up for a big win. Now that she’s starred in a Best Picture nominee (Beasts Of The Southern Wild), the inevitable questions is What’s next? Well, rumor has it that we might see her as the next little orphan Annie, in another adaptation of the classic story. The new Annie will be directed by the guy who brought us Easy A. Um, this could be awesome! Click inside for more!

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