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All the actors rumored to star in 'True Detective' season 2

The casting process for True Detective‘s second season has become just about as complicated as Rust and Marty’s search for the Yellow King in season one. And if you add in the 21st-century problem of social media—which the Yellow King was not a big fan of—one could argue that it’s an even more complicated puzzle. For months, there have been rumors surrounding the number of leads—two! three! four!—and from there, rumors surrounding who will play those leads—Josh Brolin! Brad Pitt! Jessica Chastain!

At this point, the show’s creator, Nic Pizzolatto, has said that the second season will be set in California, but there’s still some debate as to the number of leads. Pizzolatto was hinting toward three; though now, if you add in the addition of a potential antagonist, it looks like there could be four. From there, other questions remain: Will there be a female detective? Who will play her?

Below, we’ve rounded up the many casting rumors that have circulated the internet—and weighed in on how true they seem, how plausible they seem, and how well each rumored star would fit into the landscape of the HBO series. READ FULL STORY

This week's cover: New 'Doctor Who' star Peter Capaldi clocks in

Does this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly defy the laws of physics by being bigger on the inside than it would appear from looking at its exterior? Fans of the British science fiction show Doctor Who may well think so. For this week’s cover story, senior writer Clark Collis travels to the UK to meet with Peter Capaldi, the new star of the now 51-year-old time travel saga, and to find out what fans can expect from the forthcoming season of Doctor Who, which premieres on BBC America on Aug. 23. “He’s more alien than we’ve seen him for a while,” says the actor, speaking about his version of the eccentric Time Lord. “He is less patient with the foibles of human beings.”

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Rose Byrne joins the Broadway cast of 'You Can't Take It With You'

Neighbors star Rose Byrne will make her Broadway debut this fall opposite James Earl Jones in the upcoming revival of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can’t Take It With You. 

Bryne will play Alice Sycamore, the youngest daughter of an eccentric family who brings home her fiancé for their parents to meet. In addition to the previously announced Jones and Tony nominee Kristine Nielsen, the play will also star Tony nominee Annaleigh Ashford (Kinky Boots), Mark Linn-Baker (Perfect Strangers), Crystal A. Dickinson (Clybourne Park), Julie Halston (Anything Goes), Marc Damon Johnson (Lucky Guy), Patrick Kerr (Stage Kiss), and Tony nominee Reg Rogers (Holiday).

Directed by Scott Ellis, the production will begin previews August 26, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre before its official opening on September 28.

 

Skylar Astin in for 'Pitch Perfect 2' -- PHOTO

Things we now know about the Pitch Perfect sequel: Skylar Astin will be involved!

We knew it was pretty much a guarantee, but thanks to the above aca-amazing photo, uploaded by Benji (Ben Platt) himself, we now have photo proof of the knowledge Jesse and Beca’s love story isn’t over yet — or, even if it is, the two are ready to belt out some sad breakup tracks because Jesse will be back for round two. “What better way to spend my first day on set for #PitchPerfect2 than by doing a scene with my roomie @SkylarAstin,” Platt tweeted.

Things we still don’t know: Much of the plot information of Pitch Perfect 2, which will include Pitch Perfect alums Rebel Wilson and Anna Kendrick, as well as newbies such as Hailee Steinfeld. They’ll be graduating seniors this time around, but will the film once again center on a collegiate a cappella competition? An all-singing summer camp they want to attend? What if the whole thing is a fever dream of Fat Amy’s?

Things we will never get tired of discussing: How cute this photo is.

Pitch Perfect 2 will be released May 15, 2015.

'Devious Maids': Five ideas for plot twists this season

When I began covering Lifetime’s new soap Devious Maids last year, I was every bit the open-minded – albeit conflicted – journalist. The internal debate I was having about the show – about five Hispanic maids – went something like: “Well, there’ll finally be a television show with a primarily Latina cast!” Followed by, “But they’re all maids.” A slew of thoughts ensued, all along the lines of “We Latinas are more than maids – we’re doctors, engineers, bankers and more,” and then “maids are people too and that’s how many immigrants earn their start in this country.” READ FULL STORY

Who should play the Fantastic Four? (Plus: Will Doctor Doom be a woman?)

We don’t know much about Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot, besides the semi-fact that Michael B. Jordan is maybe-probably playing the Human Torch. (Though Michael B. Jordan is also maybe-probably in every movie coming out between now and 2016.) But The Hollywood Reporter claims that the 20th Century Fox film has begun the casting search in earnest, auditioning new actors to play the cosmic ray-ified superheroes. The report also claims that Michael B. Jordan is definitely playing the Human Torch, although Fox would not comment on that or any casting detail when contacted by EW.

Let’s assume for the sake of argument/awesomeness that Jordan is playing Human Torch. Who should play the roles of Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Woman, and The Thing — not to mention Doctor Doom, the Four’s number one baddie? Let’s take a look. READ FULL STORY

'Little Women' remake (again): Our dream cast!

“These little women — just how little are they? Are they, like, scary little?” — Joey from Friends

It has been announced that Sony is working on a new adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel Little Women. My first question is, of course, “Do we really need another adaptation of one of the most beloved novels of the last two centuries?”

Two silent films in 1917 and 1918; the 1933 film starring Katharine Hepburn; the 1949 version starring Elizabeth Taylor; and finally, the most recent 1994 film adaptation starring Susan Sarandon, Winona Ryder, and Claire Da — nope, can’t even think about that without crying — leave the material pretty well covered on the big screen.

My second questions is, “So what?” It’s a great story and if Winona Ryder and Christian Bale are now old enough to play the little women’s parents, perhaps it’s time for another rendition. So let’s just hope for a good script from newcomer Olivia Milch and an excellent cast.

Developing an adaptation can generally go two different routes: classic or risky (re: interesting). Maybe this adaptation could be in a different time period with a multi-ethnic adopted group of daughters. Maybe Jo could be a lesbian. But really, we can go ahead and assume that Sony will go the classic route, flushing my dreams of Michael B. Jordan as Laurie down the drain. Working with the 1868 source material, let’s do some dream casting with Hollywood’s brightest young things:
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'Fifty Shades of Grey': Why Leonardo DiCaprio would make a good Christian

My relationship with the who-should-play-Christian-Grey timeline goes as follows: I wanted Matt Bomer the entire time I read the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy … right up until Charlie Hunnam was announced. Then I inexplicably got very excited for Hunnam’s portrayal of the troubled billionaire. And now that Hunnam has dropped out of the film, I’m left feeling 50 shades of empty and confused. Do I want Matt Bomer again? Or do I want someone like Hunnam, with a lesser-known face (or one that’s usually covered in hair)?

Before I could make sense of any of it, I read that Oliver Stone told The Wall Street Journal that Leonardo DiCaprio was his choice for the coveted role. At first, my thoughts reflected my feelings about Ben Affleck being Batman: No, thank you. But after some soul searching and many Google Images, I can’t help but think DiCaprio would make one intriguing Christian Grey. It’s definitely a film I would see, and here’s why it would work:
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'Fifty Shades of Grey': Why Charlie Hunnam is the right choice to play Christian Grey

When my best friend shipped me the Fifty Shades of Grey books and demanded that I read them more than a year ago, I rolled my eyes and reluctantly turned the first page. A week or two later — it’s all a blur at this point — I had finished all three books and had moved on to the next stage of Fifty Shades fandom: Debating who should play the lead role in the film adaptation.

From day one, I was a Matt Bomer supporter through and through. I didn’t care that his hair was too dark — I couldn’t help but picture Christian as a dark brunette for some reason — and I didn’t care that he was gay (he’s an actor). Bomer had the eyes and the overall “prettiness” that Christian was described as having, not to mention the musical ability, and I was sure he’d be a great dancer. Plus, have you seen him in a suit? Next to Bomer, I could understand some of the other arguments — Ian Somerhalder definitely knows how to smolder — but as far as I was concerned, I had my Christian.

And then yesterday, I saw that Charlie Hunnam had been cast in the lead role. I clicked on the story, and before I could get upset by the blond Sons of Anarchy star portraying Mr. Grey, I found myself oddly at ease. Somewhere under the scruff, there was a pretty boy hiding, and I could see him peeking through gorgeous gray eyes. Then I Google Image-searched Hunnam (Catfish-style) to see if I was crazy, and as it turns out, I’m not.
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Dule Hill to join Broadway's 'After Midnight'

Dule Hill will be tapping into his dancing roots when he joins Broadway’s After Midnight, a musical celebrating Duke Ellington’s years at the famous Cotton Club nightclub in Harlem.

Producers said Wednesday the actor and trained tap dancer best known for starring in USA’s hit detective series Psych, will play the host of the show, presenting the sound and glamor of the Harlem Renaissance.

Performances start Oct. 18 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, with an official opening night set for Nov. 3.

Hill was last on Broadway as Spoon, a lawyer-turned-budding novelist, in Lydia R. Diamond’s thoughtful family drama Stick Fly in 2011. Hill joins the already announced Grammy and American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino in the lively show that will feature 17 musicians and 25 vocalists and dancers.
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