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First Look: Jeremy Renner In ‘The Bourne Legacy’

'Bourne' Again

Back in April of last year, we learned that Academy Award nominated actor Jeremy Renner (who can be seen in theaters right now in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) has been cast as the lead in the upcoming sequel film The Bourne Legacy. As you may know, Legacy will pick up where the previous Bourne trilogy of films left off. Instead of Matt Damon playing the character, Renner will step into the new Bourne role. Click below to check out the first promo photo released of Jeremy Renner in The Bourne Legacy and get your first look at the new face of this new film franchise. More »

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Should They Make A ‘Bridesmaids’ Sequel Without Kristin Wiig?

Bridesmaids cost just $32 million to make, but pulled in $288 million at the box office. And if Saturday Night Live‘s Kristen Wiig wasn’t a household name beforehand, it certainly made she (and Melissa McCarthy) into one. But with Universal Pictures planning a sequel to the box office smash, it seems Wiig — who wrote the first film — won’t be attached. How come? One word: money. More »

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Taylor Swift, Hugh Jackman, Amanda Seyfried and Russell Crowe to Star in ‘Les Miserables’ – Power Cast Or Odd Mix?

Musical to Movie

What do you think of this new cast? Taylor Swift is going to be playing the role of Eponine in the upcoming film adaptation of the musical Les Miserables. The rest of the cast is pretty special too. The movie is due for release December 2012 but already there is buzz around who is going to be in it. More »

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The ‘RoboCop’ Remake Is Reportedly Back On Track

"The satire element of 'RoboCop' is, I think, needed today"

Back in June of 2008 we learned plans were in the works for a reboot of the 80′s film RoboCop. At the time, the new RoboCop film was due to hit theaters in 2010 … but in June of 2010, it was reported that the RoboCop remake was dunzo. Today we learn that the new RoboCop film is back on track … and you’ll never guess who is reportedly up for the lead role of RoboCop! More »

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James Franco In Talks To Play Hugh Hefner In The Biopic ‘Lovelace’

Playboy Cameo

The planned biopic film based on the life of adult film star Linda Lovelace is still in the works with actress Amanda Seyfried attached to the lead role. Today we learn that actor James Franco is in negotiations to play the cameo role of Hugh Hefner in the film. As I understand it, Franco‘s Hefner role will be a small one in Lovelace but having his name attached to the film is enough to generate a bit of buzz. More »

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First Look: NeNe Leakes On ‘Glee’

Coach Roz in Action

Earlier this week we learned that Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes has been cast as a swim coach on Glee and today we get our FIRST LOOK at NeNe in character as Coach Roz Washington. Click below to check out a promo photo of NeNe and Glee actor Chord Overstreet and read some deets about NeNe‘s first acting role. More »

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NeNe Leaks Joins The Cast Of ‘Glee’

"The secret is out!"

Earlier today we heard the debut single Who Gon’ Check Me, Boo? from Real Housewives of Atlanta star Shereé Whitfield (which is AWESOME, btw) but right now I have some more RHOA news to share. It turns out that NeNe Leakes has been cast in a recurring role on Glee! Glee stars Lea Michele and Chris Colfer broke the news last night on Bravo TV and NeNe confirmed on her official Twitter profile. NeNe will play a swim coach named Roz … is that not the funnest thing you’ve heard all day? Love it! Read on for all the deets. More »

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Christopher Meloni Joins The Cast Of ‘True Blood’

That's Why the Hottie is a Vamp

Last month we learned that actor Christopher Meloni was being courted by HBO to join the cast of True Blood. Today we learn that that courting was successful because a deal has been struck … Meloni is coming to Blood. According to the report below, Meloni will play an ancient vampire in the upcoming 5th season of the series. Fans of Meloni that remember his nekkid days on the HBO prison drama series Oz might be in for a treat … considering how much nekkidness is featured in True Blood on a usual basis, we might get to see a lot more of Christopher Meloni again … just like the good ol’ days ;) More »

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Tom Cruise Is Ready For A ‘Top Gun’ Sequel

"I hope we can figure this out to go do it again"

Earlier today we learned the HORRIBLE news that plans are in the works to remake the already perfect film American Psycho … and right now, I’ve got some more not great movie remake news. Apparently, the idea to make a sequel to Top Gun is being considered in Hollywood and Tom Cruise is totally on board. In a new interview, Cruise makes it clear that he would be more than happy to reprise his Top Gun role IF they can get the sequel story right. HMMMMM. Does the world really need a sequel to Top Gun? I mean, really? More »

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David Burtka Has Been Named The New Face Of ‘E! News’

Neil Patrick Harris's Better Half Gets a New Gig

For years, David Burtka has been a loving behind the scenes support system for his partner Neil Patrick Harris but today we learn the happy news that David is about to step into the limelight and embark on a new venture in front of the cameras. Burtka has signed a deal with E! News to become the new face of their entertainment reporting programs, kicking off in January. Altho David has enjoyed success on Broadway and in the culinary world, this will be his first foray into the world of entertainment … and I think he will do a fantastic job as the new face of E! More »

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