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Hedwig and the Angry Inch initially was to end after Neil Patrick Harris’ run but has enjoyed healthy ticket sales even after Harris’ departure. It’d be silly to close down the Tony-winning production now.

Andrew Rannells, Michael C. Hall and the musical’s co-creator and its original star, John Cameron Mitchell, have all stepped in to take on the titular role since. In April, the production will see another cast rotation. Find out which Glee actor is playing the East German transgender singer next.

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Christina Aguilera Heads To Nashville

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Hoping that Christina Aguilera records a country album? Sadly, you’re out of luck. Instead, the 34-year-old singer will show off her acting chops on Nashville. She just booked a multi-episode arc on the ABC drama.

People reports that X-tina will play Jade St. John. She’s described as ” a pop superstar who’s been going pretty much nonstop since she broke out a decade ago. She arrives to Nashville for a two-night stand at the Bridgestone, but her real dream is to record a country album – if only her label, who wants her to stay on brand as a pop star, would let her break out of her golden cage.”

Here’s hoping Aguilera does a duet with Hayden Panettiere. Better yet, a physical catfight between the two blondes. That would be ideal for May sweeps, right?

In addition to this new gig, Christina heads back to The Voice for Season 8, producing a TV series set in Las Vegas for ABC Family and prepping a new album. Excited for the “Dirrty” singer to pop on Nashville? Weigh in below.

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With her breakout role in Orange Is The New Black, Laverne Cox became the first openly transgender person to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in an acting category. The 30-year-old actress was also the first openly transgender person to appear on the cover of TIME magazine. Cox continues to pave the way for the transgender community and could make history with her new gig.

Cox has just been cast in a new CBS legal drama titled Doubt. She’ll l play Cameron Wirth, an ivy-league educated lawyer who is “as competitive as she is compassionate.” Because she’s experienced injustice first hand, she will “fight all the harder for her clients.”

If her pilot gets picked up for the 2015-2016 season, it will mark the first leading role for a transgender in broadcast television history. You go guuurrrrl!!! Grey’s Anatomy alums Tony Phelan and Joan Rater will pen the script for the new TV project.

Does this new CBS drama interest you? Is Cox one of your favorite characters on OITNB? Weigh in below.

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Teen Wolf is adding a hunky Pretty Little Liar to the pack. MTV just announced that Cody Christian, who plays Aria’s (Lucy Hale) buff younger brother on the ABC Family hit, is heading to Beacon Hills for the supernatural series’ fifth season.

Cody will play a senior named Theo who moves to the spooky Californian town. The athletic and charming new resident is a lone wolf in search of a new pack.

Christian’s other television credits include stints on Grey’s Anatomy, True Blood and Austin & Ally. He’s also appeared in the feature films The Starving Games and Kill The Irishman.

The 19-year-old actor isn’t shy about sharing all his hard work at the gym to his followers. Thank God he’s legal. Check out some pics below.

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After ABC chose to move production from Los Angeles to Vancouver for Season 3 to cut costs, Alyssa Milano decided to leave Mistresses. Having recently given birth to a new baby, the 42-year-old actress revealed she didn’t want to spend too much time from her family.

Instead of canceling the moderately-rated series, producers decided to forge ahead and find a new leading lady. Find out below who’s been tapped to play the new ‘mistress’ in town.

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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

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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.

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Matthew Perry Attempts Another Primetime Comeback

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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

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