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Martha Stewart Joins ‘Chopped’ As Recurring Judge On Food Network Series

Food Network's Chopped has added a familiar face from the intersection of cuisine and television. Martha Stewart has signed as a recurring guest judge on the venerable series, whose 38th cycle launches next month. She first will appear in the June 5 episode of Chopped, joining host Ted Allen and series regulars Maneet Chauhan, Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy, Marcus Samuelsson, Chris Santos and Geoffrey Zakarian. They’ll oversee the… Read

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Sam Rockwell Joins Scarlett Johansson In ‘Jojo Rabbit’

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Newly minted Oscar winner Sam Rockwell has joined the cast of Jojo Rabbit, Deadline has confirmed. The movie is written and to be directed Thor: Ragnarok‘s Taika Waititi for Fox Searchlight in his follow-up to the Marvel tentpole, and production is set to begin later this spring. Scarlett Johansson is already aboard the satirical World War II tale, about a German boy in Hitler's army who discovers that his mother (Johansson) is hiding a Jewish girl in their home. Waititi… Read

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‘Mayans MC’: Tony Plana Set To Recur In FX’s ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Spinoff

Former Ugly Betty star Tony Plana is set for a recurring role on FX's Mayans MC, Kurt Sutter's Sons of Anarchy spinoff, from Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions. Co-created by Sutter and Elgin James, Mayans MC is the next chapter in Sutter's Sons of Anarchy saga that was the highest-rated ongoing drama series in FX history. The Mayans were recurring and pivotal players in Sons of Anarchy throughout the show's seven-year run. Mayans MC is set in a post-Jax Teller… Read

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Demetrius Shipp Leads Cast Of ‘Same Difference’; ‘No Good Deed’ Stars Haley Pullos, Haley Webb

Two indie films have pulled together its cast. First up is Demetrius Shipp Jr., who played the late Tupac Shakur in All Eyez on Me, who is starring along with Essence Atkins from NBC’s Marlon, Terrence Jenkins (Safe Word) and Edwina Findley (Black Lightning) in the indie mystery/drama titled Same Difference. Secondly, Haley Pullos, Haley Webb, and Bryce Durfee will star in another indie film, entitled No Good Deed. Produced by Datari Turner and written and directed by… Read

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Emma Hamilton To Star In ‘Fatal Beauty’; Kimberly Hebert Gregory Joins ‘Miss Virginia’; Lonnie Chavis In ‘Sunny Daze’

Australian actress Emma Hamilton is set to star in Fatal Beauty, a Mar Vista Entertainment indie feature written and directed by Joel Soisson. It follows Trevor and Michelle Gustafson (Hamilton) who have what most would think is the typical suburban life. When new neighbors move in next door, tensions between Michelle and Trevor build up, and sinister motives from neighbors turn this quiet neighborhood into a place of chaos, shame, and fear. Margret Huddleston, Michael… Read

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Wendi McLendon Covey In Talks For ‘What Men Want’

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The Goldbergs star Wendi McLendon-Covey is in negotiations to join Taraji P. Henson in What Men Want, Paramount Players’ gender-swapping revamp of the 2000 comedy starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt. The studio is fast-tracking this one, with principal photography underway in Atlanta and a January 11, 2019 release date already set. Adam Shankman is directing the pic written by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck with previous revisions by Tina Chism. The new version follows a… Read

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‘Descendants 3’: Sarah Jeffery, Thomas Doherty & Dylan Playfair To Reprise Roles In Threequel

Sarah Jeffery will return to Descendants 3 as Audrey in the Disney Channel threequel, and Thomas Doherty and Dylan Playfair also will be back to reprise their roles. Directed by Emmy-winning Kenny Ortega, Descendants 3 is the third movie in a trilogy about the teenage sons and daughters most infamous villains. It’s set to begin production next month for a 2019 premiere. Jeffery originated the fan-favorite role of Audrey, the daughter of Princess Aurora, in 2015’s Descendan… Read

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Noah Emmerich To Star In Netflix Limited Series ‘The Spy’ With Sacha Baron Cohen

The Americans standout Noah Emmerich has signed on to star opposite Sacha Baron Cohen in another undercover spy drama, Netflix’s six-episode limited series The Spy. Written and directed by Gideon Raff, creator of the Israeli drama Prisoners of War on which Showtime's Homeland was based, The Spy tells the story of legendary Israeli spy Eli Cohen (Baron Cohen). Eli Cohen lived in Damascus undercover in the beginning of the '60s, spying for Israel. He managed to embed… Read

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‘It’ Star Sophia Lillis To Topline Warner Bros’ ‘Nancy Drew And The Hidden Staircase’

EXCLUSIVE: Sophia Lillis, last seen as Beverly Marsh in Warner Bros’ blockbuster picture,  It, has been tapped as the title character in the studios’ Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase film adaptation, based on the popular Nancy Drew books.  Ellen DeGeneres, Jeff Kleeman, and Chip Diggins are on board to produce the project, which is expected to begin filming soon. The Hidden Staircase, initially released in 1930 as the second volume in the Nancy Drew series, was written… Read

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‘Angry Birds 2’: Leslie Jones, Rachel Bloom, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez & Others Join Voice Cast

The birds are back in town — well, not yet, but next year’s sequel to The Angry Birds Movie has set its voice cast. Among those joining the avians-vs.-pigs toon franchise from Sony Pictures and Rovio Entertainment are Leslie Jones, Rachel Bloom, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez, Zach Woods, Awkwafina and Lil Rel Howery. Also set for Angry Birds 2 are Dove Cameron, Beck Bennett and Brooklynn Prince. They join returning actors Jason Sudeikis as the temperamental Red; Josh… Read

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Geena Davis Returns To Reprise Dr. Herman Role

EXCLUSIVE: Dr. Nicole Herman is returning to Grey’s Anatomy. Oscar winner Geena Davis, who portrayed the character over a 12-episode arc in 2014-2015, will reprise the role in the penultimate episode of Grey‘s Season 14 on May 10. It’s looking like her return may be connected to Jessica Capshaw’s previously announced departure. Per the logline for the episode titled “Cold As Ice”, one of Grey Sloan Memorial's own is seriously injured, making the team reflect on what is… Read

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Bette Midler Returning To Broadway’s ‘Hello, Dolly!’ For Production’s End Run

Bette Midler is heading back where she belongs, returning to Broadway’s Hello, Dolly! for the final six weeks of the hit Tony-winning show that won her a Tony of her own. Bernadette Peters, who took over the role after Midler’s departure, will end her run as previously scheduled on July 15, with Midler taking the stage July 17 through the show’s closing on August 25. Producer Scott Rudin made the announcement today, and tickets for Midler’s return go on sale Saturday… Read