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The Next Muppets Film Will Be Jason Segel-less

"It's true [that I won't be in the sequel]"

Disney has announced plans for a sequel to last year’s fairly successful relaunch film The Muppets but today we learn that Jason Segel, the man largely responsible for bringing The Muppets back to theaters, will NOT be involved in any way with the new film. Segel himself has confirmed that he will not be returning for Muppets 2 but he says that it is an amicable split … which I’m not entirely sure I believe. But … nonetheless we will be getting more Muppets and less Jason Segel. More »

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The ‘RoboCop’ Reboot Film Casts Its Lead Actor

Meet the New RoboCop

Back in June of 2008 it was initially reported that plans were in the works to reboot the RoboCop film franchise with a whole new film. Then, news on the RoboCop reboot went quiet for some time. Back in December, we learned that the reboot was back on and producers were moving forward with casting. Today we learn that the RoboCop reboot has found its leading man. The Killing star Joel Kinnaman has been cast as the new RoboCop. You can meet him below. More »

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‘Human Centipede Part 3 (Final Sequence)’ Is On The Way

Full Circle

First, there was The Human Centipedewhich my friends and I watched. Then there was The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)which my friends and I also watched. Next up, The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) — which, I’m sure, my friends and I will have to see for completion’s sake. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that two of the stars of the first two films have signed on to return for the final film in the horror trilogy … which may or may not be good news. I’m not sure, actually. Like it or not, another Human Centipede film is on the way! More »

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Casting News Suggests ‘Cougar Town’ Will Be Canceled At The End Of This Season

2 Lead Actors Find Work Elsewhere

Sad news for fans of Cougar Town … it now seems HIGHLY unlikely that the brilliant ABC comedy will return next Fall for a fourth season. Earlier in the week, it was reported that actor Josh Hopkins, who plays Grayson on Cougar Town, has been cast in an NBC drama set to debut this Fall. Today we learn that actor Dan Byrd, who plays Travis, has been cast in a CBS sitcom. Considering Josh plays Courteney Cox‘s fiancée and Dan plays her son, it seems pretty evident that the show will be dunzo at the end of this current third season. More »

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Ryan Reynolds, Maya Rudolph And Samuel L. Jackson Have Signed On To Star In An Animated Film About Snails

A Snail Who Wants To Be Speedy

We have a new animated film to get excited about, Turbo. It wont be out until summer 2013 but I learned today that there are some big name actors behind the voices. Ryan Reynolds has signed on to do the film and will be lead role, along with Michelle Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph, Snoop Dogg and Samuel L. Jackson. The film will be written by the guys that did The Wrestler and Shrek Forever After and it’s all about a little snail who dreams of being the greatest racer in the world. He is a snail with an obsession about all things speedy and so is an outsider in the snail community. After a freak accident he suddenly finds himself vested with the power of incredible speed. Sounds cute and has a great cast who want to get behind it. More »

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All Returning Castmembers From ‘American Horror Story’ Revealed [UPDATE]

Who Is Coming Back?

Yesterday we heard that Jessica Lange is returning to American Horror Story for season 2 but that she is coming back as a new character. Today, we have more info from Ryan Murphy. He has revealed that Zachary Quinto, who did a scene-stealing four-episodes on the first season will be back as a series regular in Season 2. Zachary will be starring as one of the male leads opposite the amazing Jessica. I have learned today that he will be at the center of the Season 2 storyline as the nemesis of Ms Lange. Are you excited Zac will be back? There is also one more reveal on the way… 3 more returning stars. Who will it be? More »

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Owen Wilson May Be Joining Tina Fey In The New Drama Arthouse Film ‘Admission’

Art-House And Low Budget For Tina And Owen?

I have some more casting news coming your way, there are just so many new films coming out at the moment. Today I have learned that a new movie is in the works. A Jean Hanff Korelitz novel is being turned into a film called Admission which they hope to produce through Focus Features, the art-house division of Universal Pictures. This means that we are looking at a lower budget drama… two things that don’t usually go together with hilarious 30 Rock star, Tina Fey, and funny guy Owen Wilson. Nevertheless, both Tina and Owen are looking at this film as a potential project.. More »

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Nicole Kidman Is Replacing Rachel Weisz As Colin Firth’s Wife In The Film ‘The Railway Man’

War-time Drama For Nic

The Railway Man is a new movie from a UK-Australian production company. It is scheduled to begin shooting in April and has just announced a new cast member – Aussie darling, Nicole Kidman. Nic has been cast as Colin Firth’s wife, replacing Rachel Weisz who was originally given the role. The film is a war-time drama based on the life history of Eric Lomax and his horrific experiences as a Japanese prisoner in World War II. It also chronicles the remarkable reconciliation Eric has with one of his captors 30 years later. Colin is playing the role of Eric and Nicole has been cast as his wife. This is set to be a great dramatic role for both Nic and Colin, and of course being a proud Aussie, I’m happy to say that part of the movie will be filmed in the Gold Coast in Australia. More »

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Katy Perry And Adele Compete For The Same Film Role About British Opera Singer Paul Potts

Katy Or Adele??

It’s an unlikely choice but reports are going around that Harvey Weinsten is choosing between Katy Perry and Adele for a Billy Elliot-style movie about British opera singer Paul Potts. The news came out yesterday that Harvey approached Katy at the pre-Oscar party about whether she would be interested in playing the wife of Potts. Do y’all know Paul Potts? He was the adorable chubby and shy mobile-phone salesman from Bristol who became a singing sensation after winning Britain’s Got Talent in 2007. I love Paul and think it is the perfect story for a movie. They’re looking for a singer-actress to play Paul’s wife. I wouldn’t normally compare Adele and Katie, what do you think? More »

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‘Heroes’ Star Hayden Panettiere Has Signed On To Do New ABC Drama ‘Nashville’

Cheerleader To Nashville

Hayden Panettiere is going to back on prime time TV with a starring role in ABC’s new drama pilot Nashville. The new show is all about young musicians trying to make it big in Nashville, Tennessee. It is described as a family soap about love, country music, family, politics and sex set against the backdrop of the Nashville music scene. It follows the story of a middle aged singer Rayna who finds out that her label is making her team up with teen sensation Juliette Barnes, Hayden, to help her failing career. Hayden is swapping her pom poms for a microphone showing off her singing skills as a country superstar. What do you think of this new role for her? More »

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