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Daredevil Casts Elektra For Season 2

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Elektra was mentioned during the first season of Daredevil but was never seen. That’s all about to change for the Netflix series’ second season. Marvel revealed Elodie Yung has been tapped to play the female ninja assassin.

“After a worldwide search, we found in Elodie the perfect actress to embody both Elektra’s impressive and deadly physicality, as well as her psychological complexity,” said Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb. “Paired with Charlie as Matt Murdock, the two will bring one of the most beloved and tumultuous comic book relationships to life with all the accompanying sparks and spectacular action sequences the show is known for.”

Marvel describes Elektra as “a mysterious woman from Matt Murdock’s past whose dangerous and exotic ways may be more than he can handle.”

Things will definitely be sticky for Murdock come next season. He already has two love interests on the show- Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll) and Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson). Now, he has a stunning new lady in the mix.

find out who after the jump

Rosie Perez Exiting The View

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Another Rosie has bit the dust. Just six months after joining the panel, Rosie Perez is leaving The View. The White Man Can’t Jump actress is the second panelist to leave this season, following in Rosie O’Donnell’s footsteps.

O’Donnell and Perez were added, along with Nicole Wallace, as part of a major overhaul of the long-running daytime show this year. It appears more huge changes are in store for Season 19. Raven-Symoné was recently hired as a permanent host and it is expected frequent stand-in, comedian Michelle Collins, will be added as well.

Executive Producer Bill Wolff broke the news today in an email sent out to the staff. Read it below.

read the statement after the jump

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Portia de Rossi isn’t the only one being promoted from recurring status to series regular. Cornelius Smith Jr. is also getting upgraded for Scandal Season 5.

The 33-year-old made his debut as activist Marcus Walker during the riveting Ferguson-inspired episode. He appeared later in the season when his character was framed for murder during his mayoral bid.

Details of Smith’s return are still under wraps, but I suspect he might be the new ‘gladiator.’ Since Harrison’s (Columbus Short) departure and Abby (Darby Stanchfield) now working in the White House, Olivia Pope & Associates has been on a skeleton staff for far too long.

Scandal returns to ABC for another OMG season starting on Thursday, September 24. Excited to see more of Cornelius? Sound off below.

Kelly Rowland Books Guest Spot On Empire Season 2

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Come September, FOX is going to have a field day promoting all the high-profile celebs stopping by Empire. Season 2 of the breakout hip-hop drama will feature plenty of guest stars including Chris Rock, Lenny Kravitz, Alicia Keys, Magic Mike’s Adam Rodriguez and Marisa Tomei. Kelly Rowland is just the latest marquee name to join the cast. Find out what role she’s playing below.

find out her role after the jump

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.

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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

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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

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