Jake Gyllenhaal Passes On Suicide Squad Role

In: Donovan, Movies
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DC Comic’s highly-anticipated Suicide Squad hit another bump in the road. A main role in the film remains vacant.

Jake Gyllenhaal has passed on the role of Rick Flagg- a member of the antihero team comprised of incarcerated supervillains. The 34-year-old actor received the offer to play after Tom Hardy exited the project due to scheduling conflicts… or so they say. Rumors have it, Hardy wasn’t happy with the rewrites, diminishing his part in the film.

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It was pretty much a given the second word leaked So You Think You Can Dance stalwart Mary Murphy had been fired. And now it’s official.

Paula Abdul will be a permanent judge on the long-running FOX reality competition. Speaking of FOX, this marks the third reality series the “Straight Up” singer has judged- American Idol and The X Factor USA being the others. She’s also previously appeared on SYTYCD as a guest judge.

Clearly, this switch up was in the making for some time now. I’m pretty certain producers were waiting for Murphy’s contract to expire. Let’s just hope, Paula brings the crazy with her. The 52-year-old singer isn’t the only new blood being injected into the show. Find out below who else is sitting with Paula and Nigel Lythgoe.

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Not that I need any excuse to enjoy some Whitney Houston but since watching Lifetime’s biopic on the legendary singer, I’ve been on a Houston listening binge. I’m probably not alone, right?

If you’re in the same boat as me, check out this wicked remix by Oliver Nelson. It’s not new by any means and in fact uploaded a couple of years ago. With that being said, it’s worth a listen if you’ve never heard it. The Swedish DJ has reworked tracks for Justin Timberlake, Marina and the Diamonds, Tove Lo and many more.

On a side note, can you believe Whitney’s self-titled debut album celebrates its 30th anniversary this Valentine’s Day? Insane!!! I’m surprised a commemorative CD or television special isn’t in the works. Love Angela Bassett but her directorial debut wasn’t exactly the best tribute to The Bodyguard actress. Remember her in her glory days on the killer remix below instead.

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Her fourth studio album, In The Zone, yielded “Toxic,” arguably one of the biggest hits in Britney Spears‘ career. The LP also gave birth to classics such as “Everytime,” “Outrageous” and the Madonna-assisted “Me Against the Music.” Years later, a previously unreleased track from this era has surfaced.

The version of “Conscious” that leaked appears to be an unfinished one. Whether the final product was meant to be an acoustic guitar-driven track, who knows? With that being said, the demo has, or should I say had, potential. If you’re a card-carrying member of the Brit fan club, definitely check it out below.

In other Brit-related news, legendary producer Giorgio Moroder revealed details about his upcoming collaboration with the 33-year-old singer. For those hoping for an original composition, you’re out of luck. The Italian DJ reveals Spears suggested covering an old song. Any predictions on which track?

“She came to the studio and she did it relatively fast and absolutely gave the track her special touch,” says Moroder. Is it me or does ‘special touch‘ sound a little shady? LOL. Check out Britney Jean’s lost track below along with Moroder’s interview talking about the high-profile collaborations featured on his first new album in 30 years.

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The second TLC announced My Husband’s Not Gay it’s been met with plenty of criticism. Understandably so. The controversial series follows a group of Mormon men living in Salt Lake City married to women but attracted to men. It also gives the wives’ point of view who struggle dealing with their husbands’ homosexual cravings.

Poking fun at the show’s ridiculous premise is none other than Star Trek’s Sulu, Mr. George Takei. The 77-year-old actor uploads a parody that flips the script featuring straight men married to gay men. Some might find the spoof offensive due to it perpetuating certain stereotypes. To that, I say don’t take things so seriously. Check it out below.

“Some friends had fun lampooning “My Husband’s Not Gay” on TLC, which showcases gays in Salt Lake who are married to women. What if straight men tried the same in a gay world, hmmm?” – George Takei via Facebook

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It’s a shame The Mindy Project does so poorly in the ratings. Absolutely love the FOX comedy and find Kaling adorably hilarious. Apparently so do the execs over at Nationwide. The insurance company taps the 35-year-old comedian to appear in their big budget ad during Super Bowl XLIX.

“I am excited to be partnering with Nationwide on my first Super Bowl ad – titled ‘Invisible’,” Mindy said in a statement. “I love Nationwide’s philosophy to put their members first and treat them as individuals, not numbers.”

The full commercial will air during the second quarter of the big game. In the meantime, the company uploaded a teaser. After years of being treated like she was invisible it occurred to Mindy she might actually be invisible. With that in mind, she partakes in some interesting antics. Check them out below.

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Nick Jonas Is Dashingly Handsome In GQ Spread

In: Donovan, Fashion, Music
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As much as I like seeing Nick Jonas showing off his buff torso, I’m in love with his new spread in GQ magazine. The 22-year-old singer is dashingly handsome in the suit editorial titled “How To Dress For Your Second Act” snapped by Peggy Sirota. A perfect title as he transitions from teen heartthrob to adult sex symbol.

It appears the double-breasted jacket is back and in a big way. About time if you ask me. If you’re a tad apprehensive about this trend because you’re visualizing those dreaded designs from the 80s, fear not. These aren’t your dad’s suits. Check out the updated looks by Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, and more worn by Jonas below.

On If He’s Jealous That His Abs Hog The Spotlight

[laughs] You know what? If my abs drove them to the music and got them to access the other projects I’m doing, it’s all good. It’s all worth it.

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It’s a pretty safe bet that if your video goes viral, you stand a good chance of snagging an invite to appear on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. The 56-year-old talk show host sure loves her YouTube clips.

Aaron and Austin Rhodes made headlines last week when they uploaded a video of themselves coming out. The twin vloggers came out to all of their other family members previously, leaving the one they were most afraid of telling, their father, for last. As you would expect, the inspiring clip was filled with tears and plenty of emotion.

When Ellen’s producers caught wind of the viral clip, they naturally brought them to her studio to meet them in person. Their accepting dad also came along. Check out the interview below, along with the twin’s coming out video just in case you missed it.

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