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Aladdin Has Found Its Aladdin, So Please Stop Contacting Me Aladdin Has Found Its Aladdin, So Please Stop Contacting Me

Just a few days ago, it was reported that Disney had been struggling to cast an Aladdin for its live-action musical, but they’ve found him, so please stop sending (me) your auditions.

Rowan Blanchard and Moonlight's André Holland Are Joining the Cast of  A Wrinkle In Time Rowan Blanchard and Moonlight's André Holland Are Joining the Cast of  A Wrinkle In Time

Though we were all planning to go see A Wrinkle In Time from the moment it was announced that Ava DuVernay would be directing, she keeps stacking the deck with more and more people you’ll want to pay to see on a big screen.

Modern Family Casts First Openly Transgender Child Actor Jackson Millarker

Now in its eighth season, ABC sitcom Modern Family makes a significant move in terms of casting diversity. The show will feature eight-year-old Jackson Millarker, television’s first openly transgender child actor.

Ava DuVernay Casts the Lead for A Wrinkle In Time Ava DuVernay Casts the Lead for A Wrinkle In Time

Wow, are we excited about this movie or what.

Who Will Play George W. Bush and Condoleezza Rice in the Next American Crime Story? Who Will Play George W. Bush and Condoleezza Rice in the Next American Crime Story?

Ryan Murphy revealed details about the making of American Crime Story’s second installment, which will focus on Hurricane Katrina and feature George W. Bush and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as prominent characters.

Rosie O'Donnell and Sean Hayes Join the Cast of Hairspray Live Rosie O'Donnell and Sean Hayes Join the Cast of Hairspray Live

Hairspray Live isn’t airing until December 7, but little talent breadcrumbs keep getting dropped to lead us through the entertainment famine of August. There are so many characters in Hairspray, so these announcements will make for tasty morsels for the rest of fall and summer. Yum!

The Beautiful Dylan McKay Will Play Archie's Dad in the CW's Riverdale The Beautiful Dylan McKay Will Play Archie's Dad in the CW's Riverdale

Luke Perry—who was once caught in his own Betty and Veronica situation with Kelly and Brenda as Dylan McKay on 90210—has been cast as Archie Andrew’s dad Fred on the CW’s sexy adaptation of the Archie comics, Riverdale.

Joseph Fiennes Had Some Weird Things to Say About Playing Michael Jackson  Joseph Fiennes Had Some Weird Things to Say About Playing Michael Jackson 

Joseph Fiennes, brooding star of your most fervid Y2K fantasies, is set to appear in Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon, a 20-minute comedy that has already received a fair amount of critical press for casting Fiennes, a white British man, as Michael Jackson. Yes, what could go wrong?

Kim Basinger Has Been Cast in Fifty Shades Darker as Christian Grey's Ex Kim Basinger Has Been Cast in Fifty Shades Darker as Christian Grey's Ex

A titillating casting announcement out of the Fifty Shades of Hooooorny franchise: Kim Basinger has been cast as Elena Lincoln—the older woman who “seduced” (read: statutory raped) Christian Grey when he was 15 and introduced him to BDSM—in Fifty Shades Darker. Cool, cool, cool.

The Big Short Director Adam McKay on Casting Mostly White Men: 'We Had to Do It'  The Big Short Director Adam McKay on Casting Mostly White Men: 'We Had to Do It' 

Adam McKay, who co-wrote and directed Best Picture-nominee The Big Short, did an interview on HuffPost Live Tuesday in which he briefly explained his choice to feature an almost entirely white and male cast, saying: “That’s the truth of Wall Street, we had to do it.” This seems like a bit of a stretch.

Wow, Will DJ Ansolo Change His Name to DJ Hansolo If He Is Cast As Han Solo? Wow, Will DJ Ansolo Change His Name to DJ Hansolo If He Is Cast As Han Solo?

It’s been a while since I’ve had to think about my favorite actor/DJ, and thank god, because I’m very easily upset!

Neighbors Sequel, Sorority Rising, Will Star Chloë Grace Moretz Neighbors Sequel, Sorority Rising, Will Star Chloë Grace Moretz

Neighbors, the unexpectedly great 2014 comedy about a raucous fraternity that moves in next to a boring married couple, is getting a sequel. And, based on its recently confirmed title, the bad neighbors (played by Zac Efron and Dave Franco in the first film) are going to be ladies this time. Chloë Grace Moretz will…

Here Are the Casts of Lifetime's Melrose Place and 90210 Movies Here Are the Casts of Lifetime's Melrose Place and 90210 Movies

Lifetime has released the first cast photos from its upcoming 90210 and Melrose Place “telepics,” and—as always—they’re very unauthorized and very off the mark. The woman in the center of the photo above is supposed to look like Heather Locklear as Amanda Woodward, but I just don’t see it. I imagine she was cast after…

Here's Our Dream Cast For Disney's Live-Action Aladdin Remake Here's Our Dream Cast For Disney's Live-Action Aladdin Remake

Disney is currently developing a live-action prequel to Aladdin. The film, tentatively titled Genies, will focus on the history of Aladdin’s big blue wish-granter. In addition to the prequel, THR reports “the long-term plan is to have the project lead into an Aladdin live-action movie,” and I have a few casting ideas…

Natalie Portman Set to Play Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in New Biopic Natalie Portman Set to Play Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in New Biopic

The divine genius of Hollywood strikes again: Natalie Portman (Thor; No Strings Attached) will play Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the upcoming biopic On the Basis of Sex. Deadline Hollywood has described the project as “classy,” and says that it’ll track Ginsburg’s various struggles for equality throughout the course…

Jenji Kohan's Salem Witch Trial Show Is Shaping Up to Be Awesome Jenji Kohan's Salem Witch Trial Show Is Shaping Up to Be Awesome

The more details that come out about Jenji Kohan's witch drama The Devil You Know, the better it sounds. Among those cast so far are Eddie Izzard, Karen Gillan and, most recently, Zawe Ashton, best known as the charmingly slobbish Vod on Channel 4's Fresh Meat.

Is Allison Williams Gunning to Play Mary Poppins? Is Allison Williams Gunning to Play Mary Poppins?

Not satisfied with ruining just one of our childhood memories, Allison Williams seems to be intent upon ruining yet another: she dropped some hints in a new interview, suggesting that she wants to play Mary Poppins in some inevitable remake of that classic film.

Walking Dead's Casting Director On Finding Heroes, Villains & Zombies Walking Dead's Casting Director On Finding Heroes, Villains & Zombies

One of the most striking characteristics about The Walking Dead this season is its abundance of actors of color. Earlier on in the series, this wasn't the case. Token black characters were the norm, and diversity was lacking.

Wendi McLendon-Covey Reminds Hollywood It's Not All About Tina and Amy Wendi McLendon-Covey Reminds Hollywood It's Not All About Tina and Amy

Hear any good stories about funny women getting mentioned as possibilities for roles in major Hollywood films lately? Let me guess: Tina Fey, Melissa McCarthy, Amy Poehler...sound familiar? That's because those women are on the so-called "short list" in many studio casting offices.

Don't tell mama, but the rumor that Emma Stone will be joining the cast of Broadway's Cabaret has officially been confirmed! Stone is set to replace Michelle Williams in the role of Sally Bowles on November 11. Her run — alongside Alan Cumming as the MC — will last until February 1, 2015.

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