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Mos Def Will Guest Star On ‘Dexter’ Season 6

Good Guy? Bad Guy?

Singer turned actor Mos Def (who is, apparently, going only by Mos these days even tho pretty much everyone will continue to call him Mos Def despite his real name being Dante Terrell Smith) has just been announced as the newest guest castmember on the upcoming 6th season of Dexter. As you may recall, we learned earlier this week that Colin Hanks will feature on the show and now we know Mos Def will as well. According to the press release announcement, Mos Def will pay an ex-con named Brother Sam who is described as “a hardened ex-con who claims to have found religion, yet seems to continually find himself surrounded by violence”. HMMM. Does that sound like a good guy or a bad guy to you? More »

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Woody Harrelson Has Been Cast As Haymitch Abernathy In ‘The Hunger Games’

It's Official

Last month it was rumored that actor John C. Reilly was up for the role of Haymitch Abernathy in The Hunger Games and Woody Harrelson was being considered for the role of Seneca Crane. But in the weeks that followed, Reilly‘s name dropped from casting consideration and the role of Seneca Crane went to Wes Bentley. Today we learn, officially, that Woody Harrelson has won the role of Haymitch in the upcoming big screen adaptation of The Hunger Games. Fans of the books know that Haymitch is the adult lead in the story and will play a very integral role in all 3 of the movies to come. More »

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The District 10 Tributes Have Been Cast In ‘The Hunger Games’

The Final Pair of Newcomer Actors Have Been Cast

Today we learn that two more roles have been cast in the upcoming film adaptation of The Hunger Games … the unnamed tributes from District 10. Like their predecessors, these nameless tribute roles have been filled by unknown newcomers. Jeremy Marinas will play the boy tribute from District 10 and Dakota Hood will play the girl tribute. Read below for the known deets about these latest additions to The Hunger Games. More »

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Taylor Momsen & Jessica Szohr Will NOT Be Returning To Gossip Girl Next Season

Later, Ladies

The next season of Gossip Girl is going to be two Gossip girls lighter because today we are learning that actresses Taylor Momsen and Jessica Szohr have been dropped as series regulars. Taylor and Jessica‘s characters — Jenny Humphrey and Vanessa Abrams, respectively — have pretty much been M.I.A. all season long this year so it’s not a big surprise that they are being cut from the show. Read on for all the reported deets of the ladies’ exit from the show. More »

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Colin Hanks Will Guest Star On ‘Dexter’ Season 6 [UPDATE]

Might He Be the Season's Big Bad?

Last Monday we learned of a report that claims that there will be at least 3 new characters introduced in the upcoming 6th season of the hit Showtime series Dexter … and today, courtesy of TVLine, we are learn who will play one of the new characters. It is being reported today that Colin Hanks has been cast in the upcoming season of Dexter … and it is believed he will play the season’s villain. Read on for all the known deets about Hanks‘s casting. More »

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Stanley Tucci Has Been Cast As Caesar Flickerman In ‘The Hunger Games’

Plus, The Tributes from District 9 Have Been Cast

Last month we learned that Stanley Tucci was being considered for a role in the big screen adaptation of The Hunger Games and today we learn, officially, that he has been cast in the film. Rumors were flying that Tucci was going to play anything from Cinna to President Snow … but today we are hearing that Stanley Tucci has been cast in the role of Caesar Flickerman! In addition, two newcomer actors have been cast as the tributes from District 9 … according to the official Facebook profile for the film. Click below to read all the deets about this new Hunger Games casting news. More »

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It’s Official! Paula Abdul Will Judge ‘The X Factor’

She Joins Simon Cowell, LA Reid & Cheryl Cole on the Judging Panel

Well … OK … the news isn’t really officially official just yet but … it’s pretty much a certainty that Paula Abdul has signed her contract with Simon Cowell to be one of the judges on the US version of The X Factor, due out on Fox this Fall. As you may recall, we heard from Cowell himself a few weeks ago talking about the strong possibility that Paula would get the gig and since that time furious contract negotiations were taking place behind the scenes. Earlier this week, it was announced that Steve Jones and Nicole Scherzinger would be hosting The X Factor and we already knew that LA Reid and Cheryl Cole signed on to judge the show with Cowell … but Deadline is reporting this weekend that Paula HAS signed her contract and she is on board as the 4th judge. More »

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Wes Bentley Has Been Cast As Seneca Crane In ‘The Hunger Games’

Plus, John C. Reilly is Reportedly NOT Going to Play Haymitch

Last week it was reported that Woody Harrelson was up for the role of Head Gamemaster Seneca Crane in the upcoming big screen adaptation of The Hunger Games. Today we learn that Harrelson did NOT get the Seneca Crane role because Deadline reports that actor Wes Bentley (American Beauty) has nabbed the role of Seneca. I understand that Woody Harrelson is still being considered for another, very important role in Games and it’s rumored that John C. Reilly is NOT LONGER being considered for the role of Haymitch Abernathy. So does that mean that Woody will play Haymitch? Lots of Hunger Games casting goss to chew on today. More »

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The Tributes From Districts 6, 7 & 8 Have Been Cast In ‘The Hunger Games’

A Whole Batch of New Tributes

It’s been a few days since we’ve had a casting update from The Hunger Games and since that time, the new tributes have been piling up. Today we learn that the unnamed tributes from Districts 6, 7 and 8 have been cast with relative newcomers. The official Facebook profile of The Hunger Games film has been updated on a daily basis with this casting information but particulars about the actors themselves has been fairly light. Read below to find out which actors have been cast as the District 6, 7 and 8 tributes in The Hunger Games. More »

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‘Dexter’ Season 6 Will Feature At Least 3 New Characters

Spoiler Alert Warning

Back in late March we learned that the season 6 premiere of Dexter will likely get pushed back a few weeks to October (instead of September) but today TVLine is dishing new scoop about the new season that is sure to get fans excited for the new season. According to a new report out today, Dexter season 6 will feature at least 3 new characters who will have some sort of impact on the season’s drama. If you would like to know the spoilery names of these characters, keep reading below. More »

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