Casting News – Actress Hailee Steinfeld joins “Pitch Perfect 2”

Aca-awesome! The official Pitch Perfect Facebook page just announced that actress Hailee Steinfeld has joined the cast of the much anticipated sequel, Pitch Perfect 2! There are currently no major details about her character, but she will be a new member of the “Barden Bellas.”

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Anna Kendrick and Brittany Snow are also set to return as Beca and Chloe. Plus, Elizabeth Banks will be directing and producing the sequel and she is rumoured to also be returning as a cast member.

What do you think of this casting choice? Are you excited to see the sequel when it hits theaters on May 15, 2015? Stay tuned for more details on Pitch Perfect 2 as production and casting continues!

Source: Pitch Perfect Facebook page

Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort of “The Fault in Our Stars” are “Entertainment Weekly” cover stars

Actors Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort of Divergent and the upcoming Fault in Our Stars film will be gracing the cover of this week’s Entertainment Weekly! With the release of The Fault in Our Stars just under a month away, these two actors and author John Green will be very busy with promoting the film.

EW’s Sara Vilkomerson was able to visit the set and talk to the stars, Green, and director Josh Boone. This week’s issue will be full of great interviews and details from the set.

Vilkomerson asked the critically-acclaimed author how he felt about the fact that his novel became such a phenomenon: “I tried to write the funniest, most honest love story I could about these kids who were living with a difficult disease. I never thought it would be popular. I certainly never imagined it would be a movie.”

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Elizabeth Gabler, president of Fox 2000, revealed to EW that producer Wyck Godfrey convinced her to pick up the film: “Wyck called me and said, ‘You can’t pass on this. You have to do this. I said, ‘Why are you doing this to me?’ And he said, ‘Because. It makes you remember when you were a teenager and you were in love for the first time and you didn’t want to hang up the phone.’”

Lastly, Green had some very nice things to say about Woodley and Elgort: “Shailene has become Hazel to me. Ansel has become Gus. The feeling I’ve had consistently is this deep weird joy.”

What do you think of this new cover? Are you counting down the days until The Fault in Our Stars hits theaters? Pick up this next edition of Entertainment Weekly on Friday, May 2!

Source:  Entertainment Weekly

Casting News – “Star Wars: Episode VII” Cast Members Officially Announced

Some exciting news for Star Wars fans has come to light this morning! We finally got our much awaited list of cast members for Star Wars: Episode VII.

According to the official website (StarWars.com) actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will be in the new instalment. Original stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker will also be joining the cast.

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(Photo via StarWars.com)

What do you think of the new cast members joining this classic franchise? Are you glad that they are also bringing back original cast members as well?

Source: StarWars.com

Award Shows – 2014 Tony Award Nominations Announced!

Broadway fans rejoice! The 2014 Tony Nominees have been officially announced! Actor Hugh Jackman will be hosting this year’s show on Sunday, June 8, at 8 p.m. on CBS. Take a look at the list below to see if your favorite shows or actors received nominations (via BuzzFeed Entertainment):

(Photo via Broadway.com)
(Photo via Broadway.com)

Best Musical

After Midnight
Aladdin
Beautiful
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Best Play

Act One
All the Way
Casa Valentina
Mothers and Sons
Outside Mullinger

Best Revival of a Musical

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Les Miserables
Violet

Best Revival of a Play

The Cripple of Inishmaan
The Glass Menagerie
A Raisin in the Sun
Twelfth Night

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Samuel Barnett — Twelfth Night
Bryan Cranston — All the Way
Chris O’Dowd — Of Mice and Men
Mark Rylance — Richard III
Tony Shalhoub — Act One

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Tyne Daly — Mothers and Sons
Latanya Richardson Jackson — A Raisin in the Sun
Cherry Jones — The Glass Menagerie
Audra McDonald — Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
Estelle Parsons — The Velocity of Autumn

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Neil Patrick Harris — Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Ramin Karimloo — Les Miserables
Andy Karl — Rocky
Jefferson Mays — A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Bryce Pinkham — A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Photo via Buzzfeed)
Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Photo via Buzzfeed)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Mary Bridget Davies — A Night with Janis Joplin
Sutton Foster — Violet
Idina Menzel — If/Then
Jessie Mueller — Beautiful
Kelli O’Hara — The Bridges of Madison County

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Reed Birney – Casa Valentina
Paul Chahidi – Twelfth Night
Stephen Fry – Twelfth Night
Mark Rylance – Twelfth Night
Brian J. Smith – The Glass Menagerie

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Sarah Greene — The Cripple of Inishmaan
Celia Keenan-Bolger — The Glass Menagerie
Sophie Okenedo — A Raisin in the Sun
Anika Noni Rose — A Raisin in the Sun
Mare Winningham — Casa Valentina

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

Danny Burstein — Cabaret
Nick Cordero — Bullets over Broadway
Joshua Henry — Violet
James Monroe Iglehart — Aladdin
Jarrod Spector — Beautiful

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Linda Emond — Cabaret
Lena Hall — Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Anika Larsen — Beautiful
Adriane Lenox — After Midnight
Lauren Worsham — A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Best Direction of a Play

Tim Carroll — Twelfth Night
Michael Grandage — The Cripple of Inishmaan
Kenny Leon — A Raisin in the Sun
John Tiffany — The Glass Menagerie

Best Direction of a Musical

Warren Carlyle — After Midnight
Michael Mayer — Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Leigh Silverman — Violet
Darko Tresnjak — A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

What do you think of this year’s nominees? Which show do you think will take over the Tony’s this year? Were there any nominations you were surprised about? Check out more details about the shows and the nominations over at tonyawards.com

(Photo via Variety)
(Photo via Variety)

Sources:  BuzzFeed Entertainment and tonyawards.com

Extended Trailer for “The Fault in Our Stars” Movie Adaptation

An exclusive new trailer for The Fault in Our Stars movie has finally hit the web via Yahoo! Movies! This new trailer will no doubt have fans even more emotional than the first trailer. We get to see several little scenes that have not been released before.

For instance, we get a closer look at the support group, Hazel’s parents, and Hazel and Gus’s trip to Amsterdam. We also get a closer look at Hazel’s copy of her favorite book, “An imperial Affliction.” Watch the amazing new trailer below:

The Fault in Our Stars is directed by Josh Boone and stars Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Willem Dafoe, Lotte Verbeek, Mike Birbiglia, Emily Peachey, Milica Govich, and David Whalen.

What do you think of this emotional new trailer? Are you planning to see The Fault in Our Stars when it hits theaters on June 6?

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Source: Yahoo! Movies

New Still from Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”

Marvel fans, here’s a treat. USA Today has released a new still from Guardians of the Galaxy. The still is of the character Nebula, played by Karen Gillan of Doctor Who fame.

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Karen Gillan as Nebula in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”

Guardians of the Galaxy has a star studded cast; the list includes Chris Pratt, Lee Pace, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, John C. Reilly, and Glenn Close, to name a few. The official synopsis, from the Guardians IMDB page: “In the far reaches of space, an American pilot named Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing an orb coveted by the villainous Ronan (Lee Pace).”

The film, directed by James Gunn, is the first original title from Marvel’s “Phase 2” of movies; as reported by flicksandbits.com, “Phase 2” included titles such as Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World, and Iron Man 3 among others. Ant-Man will kick off “Phase 3”.

Mary Lambert Releases “Body Love” Music Video

On April 22, Mary Lambert released the video for her new single “Body Love” from her recent EP “Welcome To the Age of My Body”. The singer, who sang on Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ track “Same Love”, wrote the song about the way society views our bodies and how we individually view our bodies. The track is done in a unique style; Lambert’s lyrics, instead of being sung, are done in the form of spoken word poetry.

In the week before the video release, Lambert started a social media campaign titled after the new single. The week-long campaign had Lambert and her Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter followers taking to the internet to share what they love most about their bodies.

What do you think of the video?