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Jon Stewart Officially Leaving The Daily Show

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Another late night talk show host is leaving his post. After 16 years, Jon Stewart is leaving The Daily Show desk. Comedy Central revealed the heartbreaking news.

Stewart joins other late night stalwarts who’ve recently left their longtime posts- Jay Leno and Craig Ferguson left The Tonight Show and The Late Late Show respectively and David Letterman will leave The Late Show after a record-breaking 32 years behind the desk this year.

Speculation about Stewart’s departure first began last year when he temporarily left his post to direct the film, Rosewater. During his time on the show, he’s led the nighttime staple to 19 Emmy wins including a streak of 10 consecutive wins for Outstanding Variety Show. It truly is the end of an era.

Jon addressed his resignation on last night’s show. Check out the video below, along with reading a statement issued by the network president.

watch his announcement after the jump


A few weeks ago, rumors surfaced Rosie Perez was leaving The View. As it turns out, it was a different Rosie jumping ship. Over the weekend, it was revealed that O’Donnell was once again leaving the ABC daytime chatfest after a brief return.

Viewers who tuned in to Monday’s episode hoping to hear the truth from the proverbial horse’s mouth were sadly disappointed. There was nary a mention of it on the show. The 52-year-old took to YouTube to reveal the exact reasons.

Pretty much, it’s a combination of splitting with her wife Michelle Rounds and taking care of her health after surviving a major heart attack years ago. Rosie’s final episode (until she returns again) airs this Friday. Check out her YouTube clip below.

watch the clip after the jump

Matthew Perry Attempts Another Primetime Comeback

In: Donovan, TV Shows

How many chances does a guy get? Gotta give Matthew Perry credit for being so resilient and forge ahead despite numerous failures. If I was him, I’d just sit back and enjoy those Friends royalties. Right?

Since the classic NBC sitcom signed off, Perry has headlined three failed series– two on NBC, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006) and Go On (2012) and one over at ABC, Mr. Sunshine (2011). This time, he’s hoping to have better luck over at CBS.

The 44-year-old is working on a new version of Neil Simon’s Broadway classic, The Odd Couple. The play was previously adapted into a successful TV series back in the 70s starring Jack Klugman and Tony Randall. Mad About You‘s Danny Jacobson is the writer on the project. Perry will play Oscar Madison, the messy curmudgeon one.

read what Perry said about this being his dream project after the jump

Sean Hayes Gets A Boyfriend On NBC Sitcom

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NBC isn’t holding back. It appears the peacock network is doing everything in its power to salvage Sean Saves The World. Yesterday, they gave us the Will & Grace reunion we’ve all been waiting for- Jack McFarland and Karen Walker together again. Today, we have another bit of stunt casting. Sean Hayes finally gets some man-on-man loving. His love interest has been cast. Find out who below.

find out who after the jump

Is Jason Momoa Joining The Batman Vs Superman Film?

In: Donovan, Movies

Yes, please. I’ve had a crush on Jason Momoa since his Baywatch Hawaii days. He’s only gotten better and hotter with age. Not to mention, beefier as well.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Momoa is currently in talks to join the Man of Steel sequel, tentatively titled Batman vs Superman. The casting rumor is on the heels of Israeli supermodel Gal Gadot joining the film as Wonder Woman. Find out what characters he’s being considered for below.

find out what characters after the jump

Who’s Returning For Glee’s 100th Episode?

In: Donovan, Movies

When Glee paid tribute to Cory Monteith, many fans were surprised not everyone returned for the special episode. Most notably Dianna Agron (Quinn), since her character and Finn had such a complex history. Speculation began that there was beef between the actress and Lea Michele or Ryan Murphy. All parties involved denied it (naturally of course).

For the FOX show’s milestone 100th episode, Murphy sent out invites to the original cast. One by one, former regular cast members including Amber Riley, Mark Salling and Harry Shum Jr confirmed their participation. While it’s great to see them, today’s announcement is the most exciting. Both Heather Morris and Agron have been added to the returning alums. Morris was written off the show when she announced her pregnancy. In addition to all the above, one notable guest star is also joining the celebration. Find out who below.

find out who after the jump


The single most iconic female super hero of all time has been cast.

Wonder Woman, who has been in movie production hell since forever, has finally found a face. Newcomer (THANK GOD) Gal Gadot who was seen in one of the Fast and Furious movies has been chosen to portray the female icon in the Warner Bros. movie universe, starting with her first appearance in Superman v. Batman, also starring Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck.

I couldn’t be more thrilled.

The casting for this role is probably one of the hardest. Everyone will have an opinion, and I personally think they chose well. Her face is stunning, she’s got that exotic look that WW needs. Throw her in a gym for a year, give her a GREAT push up bra, some hair extension and a GREAT outfit and we’ve got the perfect Wonder Woman.

Good job WB, you’ve done well so far! Click below to see the new face of Wonder Woman!

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Marcia Gay Harden Joins Fifty Shades Of Grey

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Just the other day Rita Ora joined the Fifty Shades of Grey movie as Christian Grey’s adopted sister Mia. Today we learn who’s been tapped to play the matriarch of the Grey family. Academy Award-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden will play Dr. Grace Trevelyan Grey in the film adaptation. With Christian (Jamie Dornan), Elliot (Luke Grimes), Ora and Harden all in, the only remaining Grey family member left to cast is daddy Grey.

Marcia can currently be seen on HBO’s The Newsroom and ABC’s Trophy Wife. The latter is ratings-challenged, but hopefully the alphabet network gives it a chance to catch on. I actually quite enjoy it. The 54-year-old actress’ film credits include Mystic River, Into the Wild and Pollock, for which she won an Oscar.

What do you think of Harden’s casting? Who do you think should play her husband? Weigh in below.

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