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Marisa Tomei Joins Empire For Season Two

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Empire has just added another high-profile guest star to appear on the second season of the breakout FOX drama. Oscar winner Marisa Tomei joins the cast as a lesbian billionaire named Mimi Whiteman.

Deadline reports her character is “a demanding venture capitalist who becomes involved in Lyon family drama. A Forbes list billionairess, Mimi is a lover of hip hop music, social trends, high-end fashion and beautiful women.”

This isn’t the first time Tomei has appeared on a television series with a predominantly African-American cast. The 50-year-old was a series regular on the first season of The Cosby Show spinoff, A Different World. Loved her on that sitcom and was bummed when she left.

Tomei joins previously announced guest stars including Chris Rock, Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz and Magic Mike’s Adam Rodriguez.

Excited to see Tomei face-off against Cookie and Lucious Lyon? Weigh in below.


Julia Roberts is once again teaming up with the director that made her into a household name. Without a doubt, Garry Marshall put the 47-year-old actress on the map with the blockbuster Pretty Woman. The two joined forces again in Runaway Bride and Valentine’s Day.

Deadline is reporting Roberts will take part in Marshall’s next film set around yet another holiday. Mother’s Day “tells intertwining stories about the lives of several mothers as the title holiday approaches.” Find out below which actresses are in negotiations to also appear in the film

find out who else is joining the film after the jump


Jamie Lee Curtis isn’t the only veteran to mingle with those young bitches of Scream Queens. Two television mainstays have been added to the cast of the highly-anticipated FOX series.

Emma Roberts plays HBIC Chanel Oberlin, the president of the Kappa sorority. As Queen Bee, she names her minions after herself. Ariana Grande, as her right hand woman, goes by as Chanel #2. Find out below which actors are playing her parents.

find out who after the jump

NeNe Leakes Leaves The Real Housewives Of Atlanta

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A Georgia Peach has left the building. Not just any one, but the Big Kahuna.

After years of teasing her exit, Linnethia Monique Leakes aka NeNe Leakes finally pulled the trigger. The 48-year-old reality star announced she’s leaving The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Not only is she the biggest star of the series, but arguably the network’s largest name. RHOA will never be the same again.

This was definitely a hard decision for me,” Leakes tells PEOPLE. “Me and my husband [Gregg Leakes] have been going back and forth on it for weeks now. But my contract is up and I just think this is the right time. This is my opportunity to spread my wings and do different things.”

read more of her statement and future plans after the jump


Here’s one American Horror Story alum I didn’t expect to appear on Season 5. I assumed Emma Roberts would’ve been tied up filming Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens over at FOX. It seems Murphy and Roberts found a way to make it work.

In an interview with Zap2it, Ryan spilled the news. “She’s still going to do a couple episodes of ‘Horror Story’ at the end, I think,” he says. He adds, “She comes at the end. She comes and she has a great thing with Evan Peters at the end.”

Emma will head over to American Horror Story: Hotel after production on Scream Queens ends. Filming with Peters should be interesting. The once-engaged couple reportedly ended their relationship just weeks ago.

Excited that Roberts is returning? Weigh in below.

Sony Pictures Finds Its New Spider-Man

In: Donovan, Movies

Despite being contracted for at least three Spider-man films, Andrew Garfield won’t be playing the web-slinger in anymore sequels. The 31-year-old actor is being replaced in yet another reboot of the superhero franchise. Seriously, how many times is Sony Pictures planning on rebooting the popular Stan Lee character?

“Sony, Marvel, Kevin and I all knew that for Peter Parker, we had to find a vibrant, talented young actor capable of embodying one of the most well-known characters in the world. With Tom, we’ve found the perfect actor to bring Spider-Man’s story into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.” – Producer Amy Pascal

Find out below which talented young actor has been tapped to play Peter Parker next.

find out who after the jump

ABC Snags A New Shark For Shark Tank

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ABC just hooked a big fish for Shark Tank Season 7. reports a huge sitcom star is set to appear as a guest Shark for the upcoming season.

This isn’t the first time the ABC reality series has enlisted special guest stars to join the panel of investors. Jeff Foxworthy, John Paul DeJoria (Paul Mitchell) and Nick Woodman (GoPro) have all previously appeared on the show. Both Mark Cuban and Lori Greiner parlayed their guest stints into permanent full-time gigs. Find out who’s stopping by next.

find out who after the jump

Julia Stiles Returns To Bourne Franchise

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It appears that Matt Damon isn’t the only one returning to the Bourne franchise. Julia Stiles who appeared in the first three Bourne films is set to reprise her role as agent Nicky Parson in the next instalment of the popular spy franchise.

Both Damon and Stiles will reunite with director Paul Greengrass for the fifth film. Bourne 5 is tentatively scheduled to hit theaters on July 29, 2016. Excited for Stiles’ return? Weigh in below.

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