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Who’s Leaving The View?

In: Donovan, TV Shows

I’m truly flabbergasted. I never expected this from this woman. Deadline.com is reporting that one of the ladies is leaving when her contract expires in August. When the site talked to this co-host, she revealed she was leaving to focus on other projects. ABC released a statement stating this woman was instrumental in the success of The View and said the following.

“We wish her all the best in this next chapter, and are thrilled that we have her for the remainder of the season.” – ABC

With Barbara Walters reportedly scaling back her involvement on the show, and this co-host leaving, the panel is definitely going to look quite differently when the ABC daytime talk show returns for a 17th season in September. Find out who’s leaving below.

find out who after the jump

Chloe Sevigny Lands A Sitcom Gig

In: Donovan, TV Shows

I love me some Chloe Sevigny. Ever since she made her film debut as an HIV positive teen in the controversial film Kids, I’ve been a fan. Her recent credits include appearances in Big Love, American Horror Story: Asylum, Portlandia and Hit & Miss. In the latter she played a transgender assassin. FIERCE.

What I love most about Chloe is her ability to switch seamlessly no matter what she’s doing. From earning an Oscar nomination in Boys Don’t Cry, modeling luxury goods for Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton and Chloé, to performing unsimulated fellatio on Vincent Gallo in The Brown Bunny, the 38-year-old actress has done it all. Most actresses wouldn’t have been able to rebound after giving a onscreen blowjob, but not Chloe. She’s resilient.

Now, she’s giving comedy another try. The actress made her television debut back in 2004 on Will & Grace. Sevigny just signed to appear in at least three episodes of this sitcom. Find out which one below.

find out what show after the jump

Given that Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart signed on to reprise their superhero roles for the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, it was only a matter of time before Bryan Singer confirmed Halle Berry’s participation in the sequel. The 46-year-old actress will play Storm for the fourth time. She last played the heroine in 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand.

“Couldn’t be more excited that #HalleBerry has joined the cast of #XMen #DaysofFuturePast. Hopefully she can improve the weather in Montreal.” – Bryan Singer

In addition to the aforementioned alums returning, the upcoming sequel will feature Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, and Anna Paquin as well, along with members of 2011’s X-Men: First Class including Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy. The flick is scheduled to start filming in April and will be released on July 18, 2014! Casting on the highly-anticipated film isn’t only for alums, some new blood is being injected as well. Find out who else is joining the franchise below.

find out who else landed a part in the X-Men sequel after the jump

A couple of weeks ago, NBC officially named Melanie Brown aka Scary Spice as Sharon Osbourne’s replacement on America’s Got Talent. Almost immediately, rumors surfaced that Mel B. wasn’t the only new face to join show’s eighth season. Like many of the international editions of the Got Talent franchise, the US version was contemplating a four person judging panel. Based on a photo obtained by TMZ, it’s actually happening.

Taping for the first set of auditions begins in New Orleans tomorrow. If you watch the show, you know that huge ‘X’s appear above the stage representing each judge. Sandwiched in between Mel B and Howard Stern’s names is this celebrity. Have any guesses? Here’s a hint. This person hosts their own reality competition series on a different network. Could it be Jeff Probst? After all, his daytime talk show was recently canceled. Or has Ryan Seacrest decided to finally give critiques instead of relaying them? Find out who below.

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When I was a kid, I loved watching the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – both in cartoon, and the live action movie… “Ninja, ninja rap.. go, go, go, go!” For some time now, there’s been talk of Michael Bay’s plans to make a live action film of the Ninja Turtles. Now some casting news has been revealed that I’m not sure how I feel about.

As you know, April O’Neil is a character in the series that was a former lab assistant to the mad scientist Baxter Stockman and later a reporter that is a close companion and friend of the turtles. The actress cast as the yellow jumpsuit wearing reporter has been revealed and I’m somewhat puzzled by the choice.

According to Variety, some of the actresses that were being considered included Jane Levy, Anna Kendrick and Elizabeth Olsen. Any of those would have been a better choice than who ended up getting the part.

Find out who got the role after the jump…

You might find this surprising given that I watch practically every talent competition show on the air, but for some reason I’ve never tuned in to America’s Got Talent. Now that Melanie Brown aka Scary Spice is joining the panel, I just might have to check out the next season. I do love my Spice Girls.

Mel B. steps in to replace Sharon Osbourne who quit the show after having a war of words with NBC. Her son Jack was supposed to compete on the network’s reality show Stars Earn Stripes, but was turned down due to his multiple sclerosis and feared the physically demanding stunts would be too much. In all honesty, I used to be a huge fan of Sharon but lately grown tired of her. I understand standing up for your kids, but she does it way too often, especially with Kelly Osbourne’s public feuds. You can’t mother them forever.

Brown joins Howard Stern and Howie Mandel who are returning for their second and fourth season respectively. This isn’t the first time Melanie has judged a Got Talent show. She was a regular one on the Australian version and guest hosted the UK edition. NBC president of alternative Paul Telegdy couldn’t be happier with her addition. Check out a few flattering words about his new hire.

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When Rise of the Planets of the Apes hit theaters a few years back, I wasn’t keen on seeing it. The 2001 remake of the original Planet of the Apes which starred Mark Wahlberg disappointed on many fronts, especially in the makeup department. All the apes looked like Michael Jackson, most notably Helena Bonham Carter. I feared the prequel starring James Franco wasn’t necessary. Boy, was I wrong. I absolutely loved it and it gave a great insight on how the talking apes became to be.

After some behind-the-scenes drama, the sequel to the 2011 film is back on track. Rupert Wyatt who directed the prequel dropped out due to creative differences. Stepping in to take his place is Matt Reeves (Cloverfield). Penning Dawn of The Planet of The Apes is screenwriter Mark Bomback (Live Free and Die Hard). Definitely stoked that Bomback is writing it, because his Die Hard film was the best of the franchise to date.

Since Dawn of The Planet of The Apes takes place fifteen years after Rise of The Planet of The Apes, James Franco is not expected to return for a major role. Andy Serkis, however, has signed on to reprise his role of Caesar. In the sequel, his ape character will struggle to maintain dominance over his kingdom. Another plot point will revolve around human scientists struggling to survive alone in San Francisco. Find out who one of the scientists is below.

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With Desperate Housewives having come to an end last year, the ladies have left Wisteria Lane and are now onto some new projects.

A new series is coming to FOX in the near future called Boomerang, and considering that many other networks were also trying to get their hands on the show, it sounds promising. The show comes from John Wells (ER, Shameless) and focusses on the everyday drama surrounding a family business… but this family business is not the norm.

The family business is to execute hits as assassins for the U.S. government. The Desperate Housewives star will play the leader of the pack Margie Hamilton. TV Line, who first learned and shared abou this casting news, writes that the character is described as “a briskly professional assassin who can kill and dispose of a suspected terrorist in the afternoon — then switch to wife and mother mode without a hitch.” Find out which former DH star got the gig below.

Find out who after the jump…

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