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Cheryl Cole Reportedly OUT As US ‘X Factor’ Judge, Nicole Scherzinger Will Replace Her

TMZ Reports

Earlier this month, after all casting drama had been settled, we learned finally that Simon Cowell selected original judge Cheryl Cole (from the original UK version of The X Factor) to join music mogul LA Reid and former American Idol judge Paula Abdul to help him judge the US version of The X Factor. Singer Nicole Scherzinger had been hired to co-host the show with Brit Steve Jones. TMZ is now reporting that Cheryl is OUT as X Factor judge and has been replaced on the judging panel by Nicole. According to their sources, Cheryl‘s thick British accent is the reason she has been dropped as a judge because producers feared the US audience would not be able to understand her! More »

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Edward James Olmos Will Guest Star On ‘Dexter’ Season 6

OMG! WOOOOOOOOT!!!

Woot!! The upcoming 6th season of Dexter is really shaping up to be really freaking amazing … and filming of the season hasn’t even started yet! Previously we learned that Colin Hanks and Mos Def will be guest starring in the upcoming season but today we learn the AMAZING news that Edward James Olmos (Stand and Deliver, Battlestar Galactica) will also join the show as a guest star character. More »

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Lenny Kravitz Has Been Cast As Cinna In ‘The Hunger Games’

All the Major Casting is Now COMPLETE!

Woot!! The final major piece of casting for the upcoming film adaptation of The Hunger Games is now complete!! Late yesterday, Lionsgate Films announced that musician/actor Lenny Kravtiz has been cast in Games as Cinna, Katniss Everdeen‘s fabulous and heroic stylist. As you may recall, late last month we learned that Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci and Kravitz had all been offered roles in the film … and as we now know, Harrelson will play Haymitch Abernathy, Tucci will play Ceasar Flickerman … and Kravitz has won the coveted (and beloved by fans) role of Cinna! More »

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Stephen King Would Like Lindsay Lohan To Star In The Film Remake Of ‘Carrie’

And Lindsay Would LOVE to Do It!

Last last week, author Stephen King spoke with Entertainment Weekly magazine about the talk going around about plans to remake the 1976 horror classic Carrie (based on his original novel). As you may know, Sissy Spacek played the role of Carrie in the classic original film but in new remarks to EW, King suggests that Lindsay Lohan might be the actress to play the new Carrie. Naturally, as soon as L. Lo found out she had King‘s endorsement, she reportedly got very interested in playing the role. Could it be? Could Lindsay Lohan become the new Carrie? More »

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First Look: The New Cast Of ‘Two And A Half Men’

New 'and a Half Men'

Late last week we learned that actor Ashton Kutcher was hired to replace Charlie Sheen on the CBS series Two and a Half Men. Earlier this week, we got to see a photo of Kutcher hanging out with Men creator/writer Chuck Lorre at a coffee shop here in SoCal. Today we get to see photos of Kutcher with his new Two and a Half Men co-stars from their appearance together at the CBS Upfronts presentation in NYC to promote the revamp of the show, set to premiere this Fall. In addition, Ashton posted a personal photo with his new co-stars on his official Twitter profile. Click below to meet the New and a Half Men. More »

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Armie Hammer Has Been Cast To Play The Lone Ranger, Johnny Depp As Tonto

Hi-ho, Silver!

Armie Hammer, the actor who played both of the Winklevoss twins in last year’s Academy Award-winning film The Social Network, has just been cast in the lead role in a new film adaptation of Lone Ranger. Hammer‘s casting isn’t all too surprising, considering he garnered a lot of attention for his work in Network … what is really surprising is that actor Johnny Depp has been cast as the Lone Ranger sidekick Tonto … a role he secured back in 2008! Read on for all the deets. More »

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Megan Fox Plays A Bird Woman In Her New Film

'Passion Play' Sounds Like a Real Turkey

Actress Megan Fox is taking her movie career to new heights with her latest film … and you are never gonna believe the role she is playing in a new straight-to-DVD film titled Passion Play. Fox plays a topless bird woman who is mistaken for an angel. Yes, folks … a bird woman. While there are a HOST of inventive and exciting movie roles available to young actresses these days, Megan Fox decided to take on the role of Lily the Bird Woman. Check out photos below which give us our first look at Megan as a bird woman and find out if this film looks like something you might be interested in watching. More »

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Confirmed: Ashton Kutcher Will Replace Charlie Sheen On ‘Two And A Half Men’

It's A Done Deal

Plans for the reboot of Two and a Half Men are officially a go! The Hollywood Reporter is confirming that Ashton Kutcher has been hired by Warner Bros. and CBS to replace Charlie Sheen on the upcoming new season of the show. Earlier this week, it was reported that Hugh Grant was up for the role but negotiations fell thru at the last minute. Ashton‘s casting may come as a surprise to most because his name has not been tossed around in the weeks since it was decided that Sheen would not be coming back. Read on for all the deets about Ashton‘s new gig on Men. More »

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Joseph Gilgun Has Joined The Cast Of The UK TV Series ‘Misfits’

Gilgun will Replace Robert Sheehan

Last month we learned the surprising and upsetting news that actor Robert Sheehan will NOT return for the third season of the brilliant UK series Misfits. Today we not only learn who will replace Sheehan on the show but we also get our first look at the new castmember on the set with his new Misfits compatriots. Joseph Gilgun has been hired to replace Sheehan on the Misfits … he will play a character named Rudy. Click below to see a photo of Gilgun on the set of Misfits and read some new deets about the upcoming season which is filming now. More »

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The District 2 Tributes Have Been Cast In ‘The Hunger Games’

We Have Our Cato & Clove

At last … the final pair of tributes have been cast in the upcoming big screen adaptation of The Hunger Games. The District 2 boy tribute Cato will be played by Alexander Ludwig and the girl tribute Clove will be played by Isabelle Fuhrman. It was widely assumed that Cato and Clove might be played by better-known actors (Max Adler from Glee has been unofficially vying for the role of Cato) but instead, the parts went to these two lesser-known actors. That being said, you may recognize one or both of these actors from their previous work. Click below to learn more about the actors that will bring Cato and Clove to live in The Hunger Games film. More »

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