Back in 2010, Howard Stern called Gabourey Sidibe “enormous” and predicted she would never work again. Not only has the 29-year-old Oscar nominee proven him wrong, but definitively so. She continues to work on both the small and big screen. Perhaps Stern should step down from the America’s Got Talent panel. Clearly, he’s not very good as assessing star potential.
Sidibe is the latest to join the third season of Ryan Murphy’s FX hit series. Murphy made the announcement official via Twitter, his favorite way of revealing everything. I wonder if he even has a publicist at this point. Gabourey joins Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Frances Conroy and Lily Rabe for Season 3. Reportedly, American Horror Story: Coven will revolve around witchcraft in New Orleans.
After Gabourey’s star-making role in Precious, she’s continued to work in film (The Heist), television (The Big C) and even a music video (Foster The People’s “Don’t Stop (Color on the Walls).” Excited to see Gabourey on AHS? Are you counting the months til American Horror Story returns? Sound off below.
From Roman history to Greek mythology, Liam McIntyre sure loves keeping it old school. The 31-year-old actor is set to appear in the big budget take on the Greek demigod Hercules. The $70 million film directed by Renny Harlin is set to begin filming May in Bulgaria. Harlin had nothing but kind words for his newest castmember.
“He’s infinitely entertaining to watch. I am lucky to have him play military commander, Sotiris, Hercules’ best friend. Their relationship begins antagonistic and develops into a close bond, forged in battle.” – Renny Harlin
McIntyre joins Kellan Lutz who plays the titular character in the film. This will mark Liam’s first Hollywood feature role. The Aussie has previously appeared in TV series (Spartacus) and short films.
The already huge X-Men: Days of Future Past cast is getting even bigger. On the heels of the first look at Halle Berry as Storm, director Bryan Singer’s Twitter account revealed another casting addition. While attending a Montreal Canadiens hockey game, a picture of Shawn Ashmore, Ian McKellan, Patrick Stewart and Singer wearing personalized jerseys was taken. Included in the bunch was this Following actor. Find out who below.
Back in February, there were rumblings that Khloe Kardashian wasn’t coming back for the third season of The X Factor. FOX just released a statement officially announcing the 28-year-old reality star’s departure from the singing competition.
“Khloe Kardashian will not be returning to co-host The X Factor,” the show’s producers said in a statement. “We really enjoyed working with her and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.”
Staying on board though is Mario Lopez. No word if another personality will join him to co-host Season 3, but most likely he’ll do it solo. Having two hosts was completely unnecessary, IMHO. That said, I didn’t completely hate Khloe in that role. Her wardrobe malfunctions, awkward hosting skills and even more awkward on-air flirtations with Simon Cowell were somewhat entertaining to watch.
“I’m thrilled Mario is back for Season Three of The X Factor,” said Cowell in a statement. “Hosting a live show and keeping the judges – especially Demi – in line, is not an easy job, but Mario is a pro and we are glad he’s coming back.”
Will you miss her? Do you think Mario can do the gig all by himself? I hope they don’t bring Lopez until the live performances. I actually quite enjoyed the audition process and boot camp portions without a host. It had that Hills-like quality about it. Don’t you agree? Sound off below.
Compared to last year, it’s been relatively quiet on The X Factor casting front. Before Britney Spears and Demi Lovato officially came on board, practically every pop star’s name was mentioned as a possible replacement for Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul. This year, with exception to Cheryl Cole, there really hasn’t been anyone I can recall as a rumored potential judge.
With so many singing competitions on the air, not to mention in the UK and Australia, the pool of interested musicians wanting to judge is very limited. Maybe that explains this potential rumor. That, or musicians might think the FOX show is a sinking ship and don’t want any part of it. Find out who’s reportedly in the mix below.
Two legendary actresses from classic television shows have signed on to appear as a lesbian couple on the FOX musical show. Even though the network hasn’t officially renewed the show, both actresses are expected to return should Glee come back for a fifth season. STOP READING NOW if you don’t want any details about the Season 4 finale.
Since there probably isn’t a chance in hell that a crossover episode between Arrow and Scandal would ever happen, this bit of casting news is the next best thing. Without a doubt, these two are among my favorites on network television. Shonda Rhines just made my day with this announcement.
The Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal creator revealed John Barrowman is heading to the political drama to cause a stir. He’ll appear on the May 9th episode- the penultimate one of the season. This isn’t the first time Barrowman has worked with Rhimes. The 46-year-old actor starred in a 2012 drama pilot titled Gilded that ABC passed on. Not to sound selfishly, but I’m glad. This way Rhimes can focus her energy on making Scandal even more outrageously addictive. Also, it keeps the former Torchwood star staying put on the CW show.
Speaking of which, are you loving the budding “bromance” between Barrowman and Arrow series regular Colton Haynes. The two have generated major online buzz with all their Instagram photos. From holding hands outside the Vancouver airport to Haynes lifting up Barrowman, the two seem to enjoy working with each other on the Arrow set. Check out a few photos of them together below.
Last week I shared ABC’s plans to create a Once Upon a Time spinoff. Titled Once: Wonderland, the show will follow Alice’s adventures. Unlike a traditional spinoff, this project will be more in the vein of American Horror Story. It won’t be an “another five-year, 22-episode series”, but rather have “a beginning, middle, and end,” revealed executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz.
Aussie actress Sophie Lowe was previously announced to tackle the role of Alice. That latest actor to join her on the OUAT spinoff is Paul Reubens. The 60-year-old actor is best known for playing Pee Wee Herman. Find out what role he’s playing on the new show below.