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Quvenzhané Wallis In The Running To Be The Next ‘Annie’

Willow Smith Was Originally Slated For The Part
18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Press Room

With the Academy Awards just a couple of weeks away, it’s a good time to be Quvenzhané Wallis. The youngest actor to be nominated for a Best Actress Oscar has been making her away around the pre-Oscar bashments, and many of us are hoping that she’s gearing up for a big win. Now that she’s starred in a Best Picture nominee (Beasts Of The Southern Wild), the inevitable questions is What’s next? Well, rumor has it that we might see her as the next little orphan Annie, in another adaptation of the classic story. The new Annie will be directed by the guy who brought us Easy A. Um, this could be awesome! Click inside for more!

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Ellen Page Of ‘Juno’ And ‘Inception’ Will Make Her Directorial Debut

Anna Faris Will Play Her Lead

We’ve been getting some pretty awesome movie news lately. Terrence Malick, Ryan Gosling, and Wes Anderson are all about to change our lives very soon (I hope), and oh– the Bored To Death movie has been confirmed! And here’s another fun fact– actress Ellen Page (who we all remember from films like Juno and Inception) is getting behind the camera for a change. She’ll be making her directoria debut with a movie called Miss Stevens, and I’m kinda psyched! Click inside for more!

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Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Banks, And Diane Lane Are Cast In ‘Every Secret Thing’

This Movie Sounds Awesome

Y’all. We are going to have to start respecting Dakota Fanning‘s gangsta. The little girl (who I’ll always think of as the voice of Coraline, and Sean Penn‘s daughter in I Am Sam… even though she’s done hella stuff since then, including the Twilight sagas) is all growed up and making movies with the heavy hitters. I’d been hearing about this Sundance film Very Good Girls, and apparently she’s in it, and totally naked. Gotta love indie! And now we’re getting word that she’s starring in this crime drama with Elizabeth Banks and my girl Diane Lane (Unfaithful is still that ish). Dakota‘s playing an adolescent girl accused of murder. So yeah, respect her thespian gangsta, and click inside for more!
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Ryan Gosling Casts Rumored Boo Eva Mendes In His Upcoming Movie

Eva Will Play 'Cat'
The Place Beyond The Pines" Premiere, Toronto

A little while back we learned that Ryan Gosling would be making his directorial debut with How To Catch A Monster, and I’m definitely psyched. Although actor-turned-director stories don’t always have a happy ending, I think Ryan Gosling‘s been in enough good, quality stuff to know how to make his own good, quality film. We’d also heard that Ryan had cast Mad Men‘s Christina Hendricks in the flick, but it sounds like we’ve got another talented actress to look forward to in this cast; Eva Mendes, boo extraordinaire of Ryan Gosling, will be in her boyfriend’s first film ever! Click inside for more!

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Emily VanCamp Of ‘Revenge’ Reportedly Cast In ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

She'll Star Alongside Chris Evans And Scarlett Johannson

So, I have some awesome news for my fellow Revengers! A little while back we saw a new movie trailer featuring Josh Bowman and Miley Cyrus, but it looks like he’s not the only Revenge star to head to the big screen. Reports are stating that the lead of the hit ABC series, our girl Emily VanCamp, just beat out some serious heavy-hitters for the lead female role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Niiice! Click inside to learn more!

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‘Girl Meets World’ Casts Rowan Blanchard As Cory And Topanga’s Daughter

They'll Also Have A Son!
Spy Kids: All The Time in the World in 4D' premiere in Los Angeles

As many of you know, the Boy Meets World sequel is officially in the works. A little while back Ben Savage (AKA Cory) spoke out about Girl Meets World, in attempt to assuage some of our concerns about the re-vamping of a 90s favorite. Today we’re getting a few more deets about the show and some casting news! Little Rowan Blanchard has officially been cast as Cory and Topanga‘s daughter, and I personally think she looks the part! Click inside to learn more!

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J.J. Abrams Signs On To Direct The New ‘Star Wars’ Movie

Um ... OK

Back in October we first learned that the Walt Disney Company purchased the Lucasfilm Company (and all of its properties, including the Star Wars franchise) for $4 billion dollars and that a new Star Wars film was going into pre-production. At the time, folks started wondering which big name Hollywood directors would be courted to helm the new Star Wars: Episode VII. In November, J.J. Abrams‘s name came up but he denied that he would be involved with the film at all … which I thought was a good idea since he is now in charge of the new Star Trek film franchise. Earlier this month, we heard that director Zack Snyder might be up for the directing job … until late yesterday when it was officially announced that, yes, J.J. Abrams has been signed on as the new director of Star Wars … to which I respond, really??? More »

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Kate Winslet In Talks To Join The Cast Of ‘Divergent’

Shailene Woodley Is Confirmed For The Lead

Sigh. Kate Winslet. Where art thou?! Oh yeah, that’s right. Probably off enjoying your honeymoon with Ned Rocknroll. But it sounds like she’s getting ready to return to the big screen, and she’s taken interest in a movie that will surprise some of her fans. A little while back we learned that Shailene Woodley (of The Descendants and The Secret Life of the American Teenager) had been offered the lead in the movie adaptation of the young adult novel Divergent (she was also pegged for the role of Mary Jane in the next Amazing Spider-Man flick). It looks like Woodley might get to work with one of the best (and my absolute favorite actress of all time), if Kate Winslet does join the cast. Click inside to learn more!
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Sean Patrick Flanery Joins The Cast Of ‘Dexter’ Season 8

Enter, Jacob Elroy

Actor Sean Patrick Flanery, prolly best known for his lead role on the 1992 series The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones and films like The Boondock Saints and Saw 3D: The Final Chapter, will be joining the upcoming season 8 cast of Dexter when the series returns to Showtime this June. Altho we don’t yet know for sure if season 8 of Dexter will be the last (tho, it’s likely), we do learn today that Flanery will play a “major recurring role” in the upcoming season. Deadline reports that Flanery will play a detective named Jacob Elroy … but will he be Team Dexter or Team Gonna Get Killed for Messing with Dexter. HMMM. More »

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Lindsay Lohan Turns Down An Offer To Appear On ‘Dancing With The Stars’

Finally, Some Sense?!

So, Lindsay Lohan may be struggling with some financial difficulties these days but that doesn’t mean that she’s entirely desperate for money … yet. Word has it that Dancing with the Stars offered Lindsay a sizeable sum to appear and compete on the upcoming new season of their show and Lindsay decided NOT to take them up on their offer. While I find it very difficult to believe that Lindsay has better offers coming in, I have to say, I’m a bit surprised that she decided to say no to DWTS. Either the girl still has some pride left OR she’s finally reached a point where she’s making intelligent decisions … I mean, right? More »

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