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Karofsky Returns For Glee’s Final Season

In: Donovan, TV Shows
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One of Glee‘s most memorable characters is returning for the show’s final season. Former bully turned openly gay good guy Dave Karofsky (Max Adler) is set to appear in at least four of the series’ last 13 episodes. According to the Hollywood Reporter, he will have a major arc and cause some turmoil. Find out exactly what after reading Ryan Murphy’s tease about Season 6.

“The final season is really its own story and its own location, and while the New York stuff will be alive, the final season is not New York-centric at all,” Murphy said. “It really [will be] a lovely, fitting season that … dwells on the original people that were on the show and what happens to them and how they give back. That really is the last season. .… We’ll revisit some of the new kids that came and went. There’s a return of the Jane-Matt characters in a big way. It’s really interesting, a very sweet, satisfying ending to the story.”

guess why he’s coming back after the jump

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Before you get too excited, she’s not returning as one of the professional dancers. Rather, Julianne Hough will have a permanent spot on the panel for Dancing With The Stars Season 19. She won’t be replacing anyone. Instead, she will sit alongside panel regulars Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman as the fourth judge.

“I’m so excited to be back with my “Dancing with the Stars” family again on a regular basis,” Hough later said in a statement. “I’ve always aspired to be an all-around entertainer, whether I’m acting, dancing or singing, and I’m thrilled for this opportunity that will allow me to continue all of those pursuits.”

She added, “Derek and I just finished our Move Live on Tour, which reminded me how much I miss the interaction with the dance fans that have been so supportive of me in my career. I am warming up the paddles and the sass, and I’m ready to have fun in this new role.”

While I enjoyed Hough as one of the pros, her appearances as a guest judge left something to be desired. Clearly the producers felt otherwise. Love it or hate it, viewers will now have to sit through four critiques for each dance. #overkill. Watch Hough make the announcement on Good Morning America earlier today.

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Life is a cabaret, old chum. At least, Emma Stone’s life will be for a little while.

The 25-year-old actress is set to make her Broadway debut this Fall. She’ll don slinky black attire to play Sally Bowles in the musical Cabaret. Her first performance will take place on November 11, just two days after Michelle Williams departs. Reportedly, she’ll stick with the production until February 1, 2015. Better start planning that trip to NYC soon.

Directed by Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall, the production stars Alan Cumming, reprising the role of the Emcee that won him a Tony Award the first time around in 1998. The cast also features 2014 Tony nominees Linda Emond and Danny Burstein, along with Bill Heck, Aaron Krohn and Gayle Rankin.

Does Emma have what it takes to belt out the musical’s iconic numbers? Watch a video below where Stone sings “Bitch” during a singing competition on VH1 years ago and decide for yourself. Enjoy.

watch Emma sing after the jump

A&E Orders Reality Series Starring The Lacheys

In: Donovan, Music, TV Shows
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It appears A&E loves famous siblings. It’s swapping out burgers for beer.

With the success of Wahlburgers starring Donnie and Mark Wahlberg, which was recently renewed for a second season, the network announced it’s ordered a new reality series starring Nick and Drew Lachey. The 98 Degrees singers will star in Lachey’s Bar. It will chronicle their dream of opening a bar in Cincinnati. The 10 episode series is in production now and scheduled to air sometime in 2015.

“Despite their lack of knowledge about running a business, these determined brothers are ready to roll up their sleeves and learn the ins and outs of running a place where everybody knows your name,” said A&E in a press release. “Unfortunately, drinking experience doesn’t necessarily translate into drink-making experience… but they’re ready to learn.”

Do you think A&E has another hit on its hands? What famous brothers do you think the network will recruit next? Sound off below.

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Best.Decision.Ever!!!

Allison Holker is widely regarded as one of the best dancers to ever grace the So You Think You Can Dance stage. She was totally robbed on Season 2. Anyone else agree?

The 26-year-old is one of three new pros joining Season 19 of Dancing With The Stars. You just know Holker is going to come up with some wicked contemporary numbers for her celebrity. On the flip side, I can’t wait to see how proficient she is with traditional ballroom dances.

For those bummed that Maksim Chmerkovskiy opted to not return, another piece of man eye candy has been recruited. Artem Chigvintsev (bottom right), another SYTYCD alum, makes his debut as a pro on the US version. He appeared as part of the troupe last season and a featured pro on the UK version, Strictly Come Dancing. Chigvintsev also previously dated DWTS judge Carrie Ann Inaba. Burn the Floor veteran Keoikantse “Keo” Motsepe (top right) rounds out the newbies.

check them out in action after the jump

Patti LaBelle Gets Freaky For Ryan Murphy

In: Donovan, TV Shows
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American Horror Story just got a little more soulful. Patti LaBelle will appear on the upcoming fourth iteration of the popular FX series. If you recall some of the uniquely outrageous hairstyles the 70-year-old legend sported during the 80s, her addition to Freak Show is absolutely perfect. Those were truly some frightful sights ;)

LaBelle will play the mother of Gabourey Sidibe’s character. She’ll discover the secrets of Twisty the clown killer. Unfortunately though, Patti won’t be singing on the show. Her arc will reportedly span four episodes. LaBelle’s previous television credits include guest spots on A Different World, Cosby and The Nanny.

The AHS: Freak Show cast includes alums Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett and Frances Conroy, plus newbies Michael Chiklis, Wes Bentley and John Carroll Lynch. Are you excited for Patti’s addition? Weigh in below.

Sherri Shepherd Heads To Broadway

In: Donovan, The Arts
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It appears that Sherri Shepherd won’t be just sitting on her couch this Fall eating bon bons when she leaves The View. The 47-year-old has lined up her next gig.

Shepherd will head over to Broadway, joining the cast of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. She’ll play the wicked Stepmother, Madame. Nancy Opel previously played the role. It’s the first time an African-American has played the part on Broadway.

Sherri’s casting is on the heels of KeKe Palmer taking over the titular role, becoming Broadway’s first African-American Cinderella. Palmer takes over for Carly Rae Jepsen who most recently wore the glass slippers. Both Shepherd and Palmer make their debut on September 9.

Do you think Sherri and KeKe are good fits for production? Sound off below.

Arrow Casts Wildcat & Debuts Season 3 Preview Clip

In: Donovan, TV Shows
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Starling City is about to get a new resident. J.R. Ramirez joins Arrow as Ted ‘Wildcat’ Grant.

His character is an ex-boxer who runs a gym for underprivileged youths in Starling City in between training vigilantes like Black Canary as a member of the Justice Society of America. I suppose this is how Laurel (Katie Cassidy) transitions from district attorney to a leather-clad vigilante. Ramirez’s previous credits include appearances on House Of Payne and Emily Owens M.D..

Just in case you missed it, I’ve also embedded a Season 3 preview clip producers presented at San Diego Comic-Con. There’s plenty to see including Brandon Routh’s arrival, Colton Haynes in his new Arsenal outfit and the season’s big bad villain, Ra’s al Ghul. Check it out below, along with a photo of Ramirez.

watch video and check out JR after the jump

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