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NBC Officially Names New Nightly News Host

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NBC finally confirmed whether or not the beleaguered anchor would return as anchor of the Nightly News. Brian Williams is staying at the network but will lose the highly-coveted gig. Instead, the 56-year-old news anchor will now join MSNBC as an anchor of breaking news and special reports.

NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack said the following in a statement, “Brian now has the chance to earn back everyone’s trust. His excellent work over twenty-two years at NBC News has earned him that opportunity.”

Taking over as the permanent anchor is Dateline reporter Lester Holt. “Promised my family I wouldn’t think about work during vacation. Just got the ok to break that promise. Excited and grateful for new role,” he tweeted after the announcement.

“Lester has done outstanding work for NBC News over the last 10 years, and he’s performed remarkably well over the last few months under very tough circumstances,” said NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack in a statement. “He’s an exceptional anchor who goes straight to the heart of every story and is always able to find its most direct connection to the everyday lives of our audience. In many ways, television news stands at a crossroads, and Lester is the perfect person to meet the moment.”

Williams finally broke his silence on his suspension and being found guilty of an internal investigation for fabricating stories. His two-part interview with Matt Lauer will air on Friday. In the meantime, read his statement issued about his new position.

read Williams statement after the jump

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When it comes to casting rumors regarding any of the Real Housewives series, I usually take it with a grain of salt. However, I firmly believe this exclusive report from E! Online is completely true. Brandi Glanville has burned way too many bridges.

The media outlet reports Glanville won’t be returning as a full-time Housewife for RHOBH Season 6. Their source claims “it was Bravo’s decision not to have Brandi return, citing the bad blood between Brandi and various other cast members.” Reportedly, she’s also on bad terms with Bravo execs.

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When Secrets and Lies returns for its sophomore season, Juliette Lewis will be the sole actor to reprise her role. Ryan Phillippe signed on for only one season. In addition, if you ventured to ABC.com after the season finale, it appeared (SPOILER ALERT) that his character died in prison.

It’s no easy feat to follow in Phillippe’s footsteps, but producers have found themselves an equally attractive male lead. Find out who below.

find out who after the jump

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It’s surprising it took this long to announce. Finn Wittrock was a stand out during his American Horror Story debut.

Much to the delight of fans of the FX horror anthology, the 30-year-old actor is staying put in the Ryan Murphy universe. Murphy revealed Wittrock has been officially added to the all-star ensemble for American Horror Story: Hotel. Find out in what capacity below.

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NBC Finds Its Dorothy In Emerald City Event Series

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NBC originally gave the event series based on L. Frank Baum’s books a 10-episode straight-to-series commitment last year, but then scrapped the project due to ‘creative differences.’ NBC resurrected Emerald City just a couple months ago.

The peacock network’s on-again, off-again The Wizard of Oz-themed drama has found its leading lady. Find out who’s playing Dorothy in the re-imagining of the classic.

Emerald City Logline

“In the blink of a tornado’s eye, 20-year-old Dorothy Gale and her K9 police dog are transported to another world, one far removed from our own — a mystical land of competing kingdoms, lethal warriors, dark magic and a bloody battle for supremacy. This is the fabled Land of Oz in a way you’ve never seen before, where wicked witches don’t stay dead for long and a young girl becomes a headstrong warrior who holds the fate of kingdoms in her hands.”

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Is This Grey’s Anatomy’s New McDreamy?

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Fans of Grey’s Anatomy are still reeling from the shocking death of Derek “Dr. McDreamy” Shepherd. While no one can truly replace him in their eyes, it appears producers have found themselves a Patrick Dempsey doppelgänger.

Showrunner Shonda Rhimes has chosen Martin Henderson as Seattle Grace’s newest doctor. This isn’t the first time the 40-year-old actor has starred in a Shondaland series. He appeared in the short-lived ABC drama, Off the Map.

Henderson’s other notable credits include feature films The Ring, Smokin’ Aces and the upcoming Everest co-starring Jake Gyllenhaal. He also played the Ryan Phillippe role in the Aussie Secret and Lies.

Do you think Martin is as dreamy as Patrick? Is there a resemblance? Will fans warm up to another man bedding Ellen Pompeo? Weigh in below.

Pitch Perfect 3 Set For 2017

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They’re back for another round, Pitches!!!

The news shouldn’t be all that surprisingly given the fact Pitch Perfect 2 scored the biggest opening weekend for a musical of all-time. The third installment of the highly-lucrative franchise is set to hit theaters on July 21, 2017.

Exactly which Barden Bellas are returning? Even though filming is most likely still months away, two stars have already signed on. Find out who below.

see who’s confirmed to come back so far

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Things are gonna get spicier for Taraji P. Henson. Her fabulous on-screen alter ego, Cookie, is getting a new love interest for the sophomore season of Empire. Not just any schmo will do for the fabulous diva. She’ll be wined and dined by a Magic Mike XXL stud. Find out who below.

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