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Jake Gyllenhaal Passes On Suicide Squad Role

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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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Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Nicholas Hoult play younger versions of Mystique, Magneto, Professor X and Beast respectively in new X-Men trilogy. When X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters in 2016 expect to see more of your favorite mutants when they were much younger.

Director Bryan Singer just announced via Twitter the three fresh-faced thespians playing Storm, Cyclops and Jean Grey played previously by Halle Berry, James Marsden and Famke Janssen. Find out who below.

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Glee Alum Snags Supergirl Role On New CBS Series

In: Donovan, TV Shows

It appears Glee is the breeding ground for future superheros. Grant Gustin who appeared on the FOX musical now plays the titular character in The CW’s The Flash. CBS just announced today it’s tapped an actress from the Ryan Murphy show to headline the network’s forthcoming superhero series Supergirl. Find out who below.

“Kara at age 12 was sent from her dying home planet of Krypton to Earth, where she was taken in by the Danvers, a foster family who taught her to be careful with her extraordinary powers. After repressing said skills for more than a decade, Kara is forced to bust out her super moves in public during an unexpected disaster. Energized by her heroism for the first time in her life, she begins embracing her abilities in the name of helping the people of her city, earning herself a super moniker along the way.” – Casting Call Character Descripton

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Snow White and the Huntsman did boffo box office, generating almost $400 million worldwide. Naturally, the movie studio wanted to greenlight a sequel. Problem is Kristen Stewart who played the princess and her affair with the film’s director cast negative press upon the film.

Universal decided to forge ahead but put the focus on Chris Hemsworth’s character, The Huntsman, leaving Snow White to live her happily-ever-after. Find out below who’s joining Charlize Theron and Hemsworth in the film.

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After NBC scored boffo ratings with its live production of The Sound of Music, FOX announced it was going to tackle a classic musical as well. Wisely, they picked the beloved Grease. Based on brand recognition alone, the network should generate decent ratings. Something NBC knows all to well after picking the not-so-popular Peter Pan for its second live production.

FOX recently released the first two names participating in Grease. While no one can ever fully live up to Olivia Newton-John’s performance in the film, Julianne Hough is a pretty decent choice to play Sandy. She can dance, has that wholesome girl-next-door quality and can carry a tune. Find out who’s taking on Rizzo below.

“Grease is one of the movies that made me want to be an entertainer, and I have literally been waiting my whole life to play Sandy,” Julianne shared in a statement. “My siblings and I watched it and played it out over and over when we were kids. This is my dream role and performing it live on television will be one of the most thrilling opportunities I’ve had in my career so far.”

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It’s a good thing for Lea Michele that Ryan Murphy loves collaborating multiple times with his cast. When Glee sings its final note, the 28-year-old actress already has her next gig lined up. Good for her because sadly her recording career fell flat despite having a couple of good tracks.

Michele joins previously announced stars Emma Roberts and Jamie Lee Curtis in Murphy’s latest anthology series, Scream Queens. The comedy horror debuts this Fall and will revolve around a series of murders on a college campus. If renewed, it will follow in the footsteps of American Horror Story and feature a new plot and cast every season.

Also joining the show in a recurring role is pop sensation Ariana Grande. While she’s currently tearing up the charts, she previously starred in two television series- Victorious and Sam & Cat. Find out below who else has signed on to the show.

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DC Comics’ upcoming Suicide Squad boasts an all-star cast that includes Jared Leto, Will Smith, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Cara Delevingne and Jesse Eisenberg. A few days ago, that list included Tom Hardy. It appears though, the 37-year-old is backing out of the project.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals Hardy will no longer play Rick Flagg due to scheduling issues. Reportedly, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant co-starring Leonardo Dicaprio, is filming longer than initially expected. In addition, Hardy is committed to a grueling worldwide promotional tour for his next film, Mad Max: Fury Road. Find out who the studio is reportedly wooing to replace him below.

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