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3 Feb, 2017

Takes time off to film first movie role

Holloway says he is taking some time off to appear in Den of Thieves, a film about a group of bank robbers in Los Angeles on the run from the LAPD. It’ll be Holloway’s first movie role, and he’ll be playing one of the robbers.

I hope [the Aldo fight will happen], I hope so. You know, old boy’s taking so long that I had to take something else. I’m going to be shooting a movie now, so we’ll see what happens.

23 May, 2016

Will appear on ESPN Magazine’s ‘Body Issue’

ESPN announces that McGregor will appear in this year’s ESPN The Magazine‘s “Body Issue,” an annual collection of photographs of famous athletes in either nude or semi-nude conditions. Prior UFC stars to appear have included Jon Jones, Ronda Rousey, and Miesha Tate. The full roster of athletes to be featured in the magazine will be released June 20, with the issue on sale from July 8.

18 Nov, 2015

To participate in TEDx talk

Sulkowicz will participate in a TEDx talk at the TriBeCa Performing Arts Center in New York on 20 Oct, with several others on the topic of “borders and belonging.” According to the program:

[The speakers] will explore the physical and socially-constructed borders between peoples, places and communities, as well as challenge how borders divide and unite us.

11 Nov, 2015

Casts white actor as Martin Luther King

kent_state_play.jpeg.CROP.rtstoryvar-largeKent State University’s production of The Mountaintop casts a white actor to play Martin Luther King Jr. Oatman, the production’s black producer:

I truly wanted to explore the issue of racial ownership and authenticity…I wanted to see how the words rang differently or indeed the same, coming from two different actors, with two different racial backgrounds.

14 Sep, 2015

Will host Celebrity Apprentice

Schwarzenegger will host the upcoming season of Celebrity Apprentice, replacing Donald Trump who left the show to run for U.S. president. NBC:

Arnold Schwarzenegger is the epitome of a global brand in entertainment and business, and his accomplishments in the political arena speak for themselves.

Schwarzenegger has ideas for a new take on the show:

[I am a huge fan of the show and] the way it showcases the challenges and triumphs of business and teamwork. I am thrilled to bring my experience to the boardroom and to continue to raise millions for charity.

4 Aug, 2015

Chosen for GOP debate

The candidates for the GOP Presidential debate are announced: Trump, Bush, Walker, Huckabee, Carson, Cruz, Rubio, Paul, Christie and Kasich will appear on stage on Aug 6 in Cleveland, OH. RNC chairman Priebus:

Our field is the biggest and most diverse of any party in history and I am glad to see that every one of those extremely qualified candidates will have the opportunity to participate on Thursday evening. Republicans across the country will be able to choose which candidate has earned their support after hearing them talk through the issues.

24 Jul, 2015

Minecraft movie director

At London’s MineCon, McElhenney is chosen to direct the Minecraft Movie which comes out in 2017.

Some of you may have seen this guy hanging around MINECON in London a couple weeks ago. He’s Rob McElhenney, and he’s going to be directing the upcoming Minecraft movie

20 Jul, 2015

To appear as Guest Shark

Carter will appear as a Guest Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank, taking the place of Kevin O’Leary on one show. The season, which premieres on September 25, will also have Chris Sacca and Ashton Kutcher as Guest Sharks. Carter says he is excited to join because of the show’s ability to reach Americans outside the Bay Area and New York hubs, “specifically kids that look like me” from less privileged or minority backgrounds.

I love Silicon Valley, but it doesn’t have a patent on innovation and entrepreneurship. These are legitimate business negotiations with entrepreneurs who are spending their own money.

As for dealing with the other sharks:

The daggers were out along with the checkbooks.

23 Jun, 2015

Cast as Spider-Man

holland-spidermanSony Pictures and Marvel Studios announce Holland is being cast for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the upcoming 2017 Spider-Man adventure. The search for a lead actor was world-wide and extensive. The actor completed several complex screen tests and attended numerous meetings with studio executives, producers and other decision makers before learning he would be given the role. Producer:

We knew that for Peter Parker, we had to find a vibrant, talented young actor capable of embodying one of the most well-known characters in the world. With Tom, we’ve found the perfect actor to bring Spider-Man’s story into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

14 May, 2015

Stars as Jackie

During a Cannes Music Festival appearance, Variety reports that Portman will star as Jackie Kennedy in Jackie, about the first four days of the first lady’s life after the assassination of her husband, President John. F. Kennedy. Aronofsky will produce the film.

5 May, 2015

Cast in Captain America: Civil War

Freeman will play an unnamed character in the follow-up to 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier alongside Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson. Producer Feige:

From his roles as Bilbo Baggins and Doctor Watson to Tim in The Office, Martin’s range from the dramatic to the comedic has consistently impressed us. We couldn’t be more honored or excited to have such a talented actor join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

27 Apr, 2015

Joins cast

Emmerich announces Monroe joining the cast of Independence Day 2. The movie also stars Usher, Vivica A. Fox, Jeff Goldblum, Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

30 Mar, 2015

Becomes Daily Show host

Comedy Central announces that Noah is the new host of The Daily Show. Comedy Central president:

Trevor Noah is an enormous talent. He has an insightful and unique point of view, and most importantly, is wickedly funny. For the next host of The Daily Show, we set out to find a fresh voice who can speak to our audience with a keen take on the events of the day, and we found that in Trevor. He has a huge international following and is poised to explode here in America, and we are thrilled to have him join Comedy Central.


It’s an honor to follow Jon Stewart. He and the team at The Daily Show have created an incredible show whose impact is felt all over the world. In my brief time with the show they’ve made me feel so welcome. I’m excited to get started and work with such a fantastic group of people.

27 Mar, 2015

To reprise role in reboot

In Heroes Reborn, Oka reprises the role of Hiro Nakamura, which he played in the original Heroes series.

I’m excited to return to my Heroes roots. Hiro Nakamura was such an inspirational role to play, and I’m hoping the fans will enjoy seeing him back on TV.

16 Mar, 2015

Joins ‘IO’

Fanning signs on for a role in the sci-fi film IO. She will play one of the last people on Earth, who is trying to find a cure for the dying planet before the final shuttle from Earth leaves her stranded. Fanning is set to star alongside actor Diego Luna in the film, which will go into production this year.

6 Mar, 2015

Cast as Beast

In Disney’s upcoming Beauty and the Beast live action remake, Stevens takes the role of the spellbound prince, opposite Emma Watson, who takes the role of Belle. Watson:

Could not be more happy that this man will be Beast!!! Welcome aboard

19 Feb, 2015

Fans petition casting

Fans of the 1989 cyberpunk manga Ghost in the Shell have been petitioning Scarlett’s casting as the Japanese cyborg heroine, Major Motoko Kusanagi, for a 2017 live-action film.
An online petition created by Julie Rodriguez has already amassed 38K signatures demanding DreamWorks Studios replace Scarlett with an Asian actress.

11 Feb, 2015

Season 20 celebrity cast anounced

Eleven of the 12 celebrities couples for the Season 20 cast are announced on ABC’s Good Morning America. The couples are: Noah Galloway & Sharna Burgess, Robert Herjavec & Kym Johnson, Patti LaBelle & Artem Chigvintsev, Nastia Liukin & Derek Hough, Riker Lynch & Allison Holker, Charlotte McKinney & Keo Motsepe, RedFoo & Emma Slater, Michael Sam & Peta Murgatroyd, Willow Shields & Mark Ballas, Suzanne Somers & Tony Dovolani, Rumer Willis & Valentin Chmerkovskiy. Alfonso Ribeiro:

The one thing I would say to everybody is simply that it is a marathon, not a sprint, It’s not about winning week one, it’s about winning that final week. You’ve got to take it slow, pace yourself. Go hard, learn everything, and be the best you can be and give it 100 percent, but pace yourself.

27 Sep, 2014

Casting choice

Fincher comments on why he cast Pike in Gone Girl:

Rosamund was someone that I had seen in four or five different movies over 10 years, and I never got a bead on her. I never got a sense of who she was. And I pride myself on being able to watch actors and sort of know instinctively what their utility belt is, and I don’t have that with Rosamund. I didn’t know what she was building off of. There was an opacity there and it was interesting.

11 Sep, 2014

Joins Downton Abbey charity film

A representative for the show’s UK network, ITV, says the actor will appear in a Downton Abbey-related film made for ITV’s charity program, Text Santa. The annual fundraiser raises money to support six UK charities, including Alzheimer’s Society and Teenage Cancer Trust. Clooney will not appear in any Downton Abbey episodes.

21 Aug, 2014

Will direct The Destroyer

Black is on board to direct The Destroyer, an adaptation from the long running adventure book series by Warren Murphy, from a script by Jim Urls, the writer of the adaptation of Fight Club and James Mullaney who co-authored and was the sole writer of the series until its end in 2008. Michael De Luca:

The destroyer is a two-fisted classic and deserves no less than the genius of Shane Black.

25 Jul, 2014

Nine new cast members revealed

During the Game of Thrones panel at San Diego Comic-Con, HBO plays a video clip announcing nine new members to join Season 5’s cast. The cast members include: Alexander Siddig (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine; 24), Toby Sebastian, Nell Tiger Free, DeObia Oparei (Moulin Rouge!; Alien 3), Enzo Cilenti (Rome); Jessica Henwick (Silk), Rosabell Laurenti Sellers, Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider), and Jonathan Pryce (Pirates of the Caribbean; Brazil).

18 Jul, 2014

Cast in ‘By the Sea’

Jolie and Pitt are set to share the screen once again in By the Sea. The upcoming dramatic film is written and directed by Jolie, who is also co-producing with Pitt. It will be the couple’s first time together in film since 2005, when they co-starred in Mr. & Mrs. Smith

It’s not a big movie, it’s not an action movie. It’s the kind of movie we love but aren’t often cast in. It’s a very experimental, independent-type film where we get to be actors together and be really raw, open, try things. I am very happy to continue my relationship with [Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley] and the entire Universal team as I finish Unbroken and begin work on By the Sea. They have created a very special place for storytellers, and I look forward to the continued passion and support they have provided to me as a filmmaker.