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Will Britney Spears Become A Judge On ‘The X Factor’?

Rumor Has It ... She's Interested in the Job

Ever since the producers of The X Factor in the US cleaned house by firing the show’s host, Steve Jones, and two of its judges, Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, speculation has been running rampant as to who might be hired as their replacements. 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. It has also been rumored that Cowell is going after Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson and/or Fergie Ferg to join the show. Today we are hearing a new name … Britney Spears. Apparently, word on the street is that our dear Britney is interested in the X Factor gig and has reached out to producers. More »

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Lindsay Lohan Is SERIOUSLY Preparing To Play Elizabeth Taylor In Her Upcoming Biopic TV Movie

Living & Breathing Liz

Yesterday we learned that Lindsay Lohan successfully won the role of Elizabeth Taylor in the upcoming made-for-TV biopic Elizabeth & Richard: A Love Story (tho, some are reporting the film is titled Liz & Dick). Today we are hearing from sources close to Lindsay that she is seriously serious about the role. Apparently Lindsay plans to live and breathe Elizabeth Taylor leading up to the start of filming … but will it be enough for her deliver an excellent performance in the film? More »

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A New Report Claims Lindsay Lohan Will Play Elizabeth Taylor In A Made-For-TV Movie

... So Long As She Stays OUT of Trouble

Remember last month when we heard that Lindsay Lohan was up for the role of Elizabeth Taylor in the upcoming made-for-TV movie Elizabeth & Richard: A Love Story? Yeah, well, apparently she won the role … on the condition that she can stay out of trouble and can stay in compliance with her court-ordered probation. As you may recall, both Lindsay and Megan Fox were being considered for the role of Taylor but, it would seem that, producers really want Lindsay for the role. More »

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Kate Hudson To Star In Action-Thriller Film ‘Everly’

Comic Actor Turns To Action

She is usually the star of comedies and rom-coms but Kate Hudson has signed on to star in the new action-thriller film, Everly. The movie is set in one room the whole time, and is about a woman, played by Kate, who breaks up with her boyfriend, a member of a dangerous mob, and who sends assassins to try and kill her. This is the first time Kate is pushing herself into the action-thriller roles. Would you want to see Kate in an action flick? More »

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Watch: Trailer Released For Chris Colfer’s New Movie ‘Struck By Lightning’

Big-Screen Debut

We heard yesterday that Glee will not be touring this summer but instead taking a 2 month hiatus. Glee star, Chris Colfer has been super busy of late so I’m sure he needs the break…he wrote and starred in one movie that’s already in the can, he’s got another poised to begin shooting in a few months, and he’s also written a Disney channel pilot and a children’s book. Phew! Today we got to see the first look of his movie Struck By Lightning in the form of an early trailer. Chris wrote the film and stars in the high school comedy. Check out the trailer… More »

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Matthew Perry Joining The Cast Of ‘The Good Wife’

New 'Friends' For Matthew Perry

I still can’t see him as anything other than Chandler from Friends even though he has long left that character behind. Now Matthew Perry has a new role, as Mike the charming lawyer on The Good Wife. CBS announced the news yesterday that Matthew will be joining the cast, and that his first episode will air at the end of March. More »

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Chloe Sevigny To Guest Star On ‘Law & Order: SVU’

Stay-At-Home Mom Attacked And Kidnapped

Last we were talking about Chloe Sevigny it was to do with her role in the much talked about film, Lovelace. Today I’ve heard that she is going to be returning to the smaller screen with a guest role on NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Shooting is meant to start next week for the episode and apparently Chloe is going to be playing a stay-at-home mom who is attacked and kidnapped. What do you think of this casting? More »

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Power Casting: Meryl Streep And Julia Roberts Cast Together In ‘August: Osage County’

Meryl + Julia = OMG

This could be the casting of the year – two of the biggest female actors have been cast together on screen for the upcoming film, August: Osage County. The Weinstein Company confirmed today that, after being in talks with the Oscar-winning actresses for over a year, Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts have signed onto the film adaptation of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer and Tony-winning play. This is so exciting! More »

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‘The Carrie Diaries’ Casts Carrie Bradshaw’s Sister

Meet Dorrit Bradshaw

Back in November of 2009, we learned that author Candace Bushnell had written a prequel novel to Sex and the City that is focused on the teenage adventures of Carrie Bradshaw. Last month, we learned that The CW is making a TV series based on The Carrie Diaries. Today we learn that the first castmember has been hired for the new show. Altho we still do not yet know who will play the young Carrie Bradshaw, we do learn which actress has been cast to play her 14-year old sister Dorrit Bradshaw. More »

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First Look: Brad Pitt Channels His Inner Gangster In ‘Cogan’s Trade’

BAD ASS

Remember back in March of last year when we got our first look at Brad Pitt in costume as a badass on the set of his film Corgan’s Trade? Yeah, well, the promo for that film is finally underway and today we get to check out the first promo image of gangster Brad in the film. As I understand it, Corgan’s Trade will feature Brad as an enforcer who investigates a heist from a mob-protected poker game … or something surly like that. Clearly, as you can see below, Brad‘s slicked back hair and no nonsense facial hair means he is NOT playing around. More »

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