Rose Byrne to Reprise Role in “X-Men: Apocalypse”

by Justin Worsley “X-Men: Apocalypse” writer and producer Simon Kinberg revealed a series of casting confirmations for the 2016 film, including Rose Byrne reprising her role as CIA agent Moira Mac Taggert. Along with Byrne, Tye Sheridan (“Mud”) will portray Cyclops, Alexandra Shipp (“Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B”) will play Storm, and Sophie Turner (“Games…

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BoySetsFire Frontman Releases Solo EP

by Justin Worsley Nathan Gray, frontman for Delaware post-hardcore outfit BoySetsFire, has released his first solo EP, available on Bandcamp. In addition to the release of his EP, Gray will play his first solo set in New York City on Feb. 27 at Otto’s Shrunken Head. Gray spent most of 2014 touring with BoySetsFire, who…

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Indiana Jones Franchise Could See Reboot With Chris Pratt

by Justin Worsley With Disney interested in rebooting the “Indiana Jones” series, the company is interested in Hollywood’s latest commodity. Chris Pratt, who starred in summer blockbuster “Guardians of the Galaxy,” is being eyed by Disney to play the titular role, previously occupied by Harrison Ford. While nothing is set in stone, Disney has also…

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Martin Brodeur Retires

by Justin Worsley St. Louis Blues goaltender Martin Brodeur has retired and agreed to take a job in the organization’s front office. Brodeur joined St. Louis last November after spending his entire 21-year career with the New Jersey Devils. Filling in for an injured Brian Elliott, Brodeur went 3-3-0 in seven games with a 2.87…

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Emma Watson Cast in “Beauty and the Beast”

by Justin Worsley Disney has secured their lead actress in their upcoming live-adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. Emma Watson (Harry Potter series) has been cast as Belle, the young woman imprisoned in the Beast’s castle. The upcoming musical will be directed by Bill Condon (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn) and written by Stephen Chbosky, who worked…

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Tom DeLonge Leaves Blink-182

by Justin Worsley UPDATE: The drama between this band continues to unfold. DeLonge wrote in a tweet that has since been deleted: “A year ago Mark and I spent a week on the phone with managers debating parting with Travis…don’t pretend there isn’t more to this story.” UPDATE: Remaining members Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker…

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Duplass Brothers Sign Four Picture Deal with Netflix

by Justin Worsley Netflix has signed brother-director duo Mark and Jay Duplass to a four picture deal as part of the company’s goal of penetrating the film sector. All four films will receive a theatrical release before becoming available on the streaming service . The deal comes just four months after Netflix signed Adam Sandler…

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Mirza Teletovic Out for Season

by Justin Worsley Brooklyn Nets forward Mirza Teletovic is out for the remainder of the season after doctors diagnosed him with multiple blood clots in his lungs. Teletovic, 29, left Thursday night’s 123-84 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers after experiencing shortness of breath and was taken to the hospital. At the hospital, Teletovic underwent…

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Zac Efron to Star in “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates”

by Justin Worsley Zac Efron has officially signed on to star in the upcoming Fox and Cherin Entertainment film Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. The signing comes after the success of 2014 summer comedy Neighbors, which grossed $150 million domestically. Film studios now see Efron’s potential in adult comedies aimed at males after spending his…

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