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Filming Begins On ‘Downton Abbey’ Season 4, A Character Is Laid To Rest & Another Is On The Way Out

SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS

Last month we learned that Downton Abbey is looking to cast a new leading man for the upcoming 4th season to replace … well, someone. Even tho the season 3 finale of Downton Abbey aired weeks ago (here in the US, months ago in the UK and abroad), I’m hesitant to say too much just in case some of y’all still don’t know who was killed off on the show. SO, I’ll do my best not to spoil anything in this opening paragraph. I will tease, tho, that filming production has begun on Downton season 4 and in the photos below you can see the sad result of the shocking last scene of the season 3 finale ep. Additionally, another Downton Abbey castmember is leaving the show … you can find out which castmember will NOT be returning to Downton Abbey when the 4th season of the show returns later this year. More »

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Ryan Murphy Says Kathy Bates’s Character On ‘American Horror Story’ Season 3 Will Be Really, Really Bad

“Her [character] is a bad, bad woman!”

Yesterday we learned the pretty spectacular news that actress Kathy Bates has signed on to star in the upcoming third season of American Horror Story. Today we learn from AHS creator/writer Ryan Murphy himself that Bates‘s character on the show will be bad … really, really bad … like the baddest ever. These new comments were made by Ryan in an interview with TVLine and it sounds like he went out of his way to let us know that Kathy‘s character will be, like, seriously bad. HMMM. Click below to read exactly what he has to say on the matter. More »

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First Look: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Shows Off Its Mary Jane Watson While Spider-Man Hangs Around

MJ in the Hizzay

So, there’s quite a bit of news going around regarding the filming of the sequel film The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in NYC this week. We learned yesterday that star Andrew Garfield was spotted in costume on set, then earlier today we got our first look at the first teaser poster for the film. Right now, we get to see photos of Spider-Man hanging around on set while Garfield films scenes with his new on-screen love interest Shailene Woodley, who, we learned last October, has been cast as Mary Jane Watson. The cat spider’s out of the bag regarding filming production so … away we go! More »

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Prince Jackson Scores A Guest-Starring Role On ’90210′

A Star is Born ... then Becomes a TV Star

Last week we learned that 16-year old Prince Michael Joseph Jackson, the first born child of the late Michael Jackson, secured a job as an entertainment reporter for Entertainment Tonight and today we learn that he has new employment to add to his already growing resumé. The little Prince nabbed a guest-starring role on the CW series 90210. Jackson will NOT be playing himself on the show, instead he’ll be playing the role of a young trauma victim … or something like that. Click below to learn more. More »

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Kathy Bates Joins The Cast Of ‘American Horror Story’ Season 3

Wow!!!

Last month we learned about some early casting for the forthcoming third season of American Horror Story on FX and today we learn that casting of the new season has hit a new high. The amazing Academy Award-winning actress Kathy Bates has signed on to appear on AHS 3 this Fall! I mean … we already know that Jessica Lange will be back for another season and now we can look forward to seeing her go head to head with Kathy Bates? The new season hasn’t even started filming production yet and I’m already certain it’s going to be the best yet. Wow! More »

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Lindsay Lohan Will Guest Star Alongside Charlie Sheen In ‘Anger Management’

The Trainwreck Leading the Trainwreck

In October of 2011, we learned that Charlie Sheen (who had been fired from his hugely successful CBS TV series Two and a Half Men) scored himself a new TV series on FX titled Anger Management (based on the film of the same name). For the past year or so, Sheen has enjoyed marginal success with his new show. Today we learn that he is attempting to share some of that success with troubled actress Lindsay Lohan who, let’s face it, could use a little success in her life. This April, Lindsay will guest star on Anger Management where she will play herself … so … yeah. More »

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Leonardo DiCaprio May Not Be Taking That ‘Long Break’ From Acting, After All

Producers Want Him For A Movie Set In The Great Depression
70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel

A little while back we learned that Leonardo DiCaprio was planning to take a ‘long, long break’ from acting. The actor spoke out in an interview about being completely drained after his last few projects, and said that he hoped to spend some of his free time working on environmental change. I was bummed by the news (having seen his brilliant performance in Django Unchained shortly before the story came out), but I’m also all for people taking time to themselves. Anyhoo, it looks like the break might not be so long after all, as he’s already being eyed for a new project. Click inside to learn more!

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Quvenzhané Wallis Wins Big With The Lead Role In “Annie”

Oscar Or No, Q Is Doing Big Things!
2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards - Red Carpet

Okay. So little Quvenzhané Wallis lost the Oscar last night to Jennifer Lawrence, but it’s fine. It’s fiiine! No, seriously. She’s nine. She’ll be fine. And, as we reported a while back, she’s got some big new productions in the works. After Willow Smith dropped out of the project, Quvenzhané Wallis was in the running for the lead role in an upcoming production of Annie. It’s now official! Little Q is our next little orphan Annie. Click inside to learn more!

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A Nelson Mandela Biopic, Starring Idris Elba, Is In The Works

From The 'Les Misérables' Screenwriter

A little while back we learned that social/political icon and former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, had some close relatives who were getting into the reality show business. His granddaughters will soon be starring in a reality show called Being Mandela… and while I wasn’t too psyched about that news, I do have high hopes for the Mandela biopic that is currently in the works. Apparently, British actor Idris Elba has been tapped to take on this very important role. Click inside to learn more!

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Michael Bay Forgives Megan Fox, Casts Her In ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’

... As April O'Neil?

Back in 2010, after Megan Fox had a few disparaging things to say about director Michael Bay in public, he fired her from appearing in Transformers 3 and made it fairly clear that he had no intention of ever working with her again. But oh what a difference a few years makes. It was recently announced that Bay will be helming a new big screen adaptation of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (ugh, I know) and just yesterday he announced officially that Megan Fox has been cast in the film. Because there is only one female lead character in the story, it’s believed that Fox will play intrepid news reporter April O’Neil — ally of the Turtles. It would appear that Michael and Megan have kissed and made up … and plan to work in concert to ruin another part of my childhood :/ More »

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