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Tony Shalhoub Joins The Cast Of Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie'

August 20th, 2014 11:52pm EDT
Tony Shalhoub
Tony Shalhoub has landed a recurring role and joined the cast of Showtime's dark comedy Nurse Jackie.

The former "Monk" star will play an ER doctor named Bernard Prince on the show, the pay TV network announced on Wednesday.

Shalhoub's character replaces that of star Peter Facinelli, who will not return to the series for the upcoming seventh season.

According to Variety, Shalhoub's character will have a "great bedside manner" and work well with boss Gloria Akalitus (Anna Deavere Smith). He'll also "offer Jackie (Edie Falco) something she desperately needs -- a friend."

"Nurse Jackie has...
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Katy Perry Puts Her Sexy Bikini Body On Display To Take The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

August 20th, 2014 10:31pm EDT
Katy Perry ice bucket challenge
Katy Perry has been flaunting her bikini bod of late, and on Tuesday she put it to good use by taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

The sexy singer stood on the deck of what appears to be a pirate ship playscape at a park and had a couple of hunks provide her with the ice bath.

"Thank you @thestevetisch @aw & @hellogiggles for nominating me for the ALS #theicebucketchallenge I now nominate @madonna," she wrote, adding an apology for the video bein so "LOUD & ANNOYING."

She also posted the video in slow motion.

The singer recently had her nose pierced, sharing a video of the painful-look...
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Benedict Cumberbatch Joins The Cast Of The Other Live Action 'Jungle Book' Movie As Tiger Shere Khan

August 20th, 2014 9:58pm EDT
Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch has been tapped to provide the voice of the tiger Shere Khan in Warner Bros.' upcoming live-action Jungle Book film, "Jungle Book: Origins."

Not to be confused with the live-action "Jungle Book" film on the way from Disney, which stars Idris Elba as the voice of the tiger and will be directed by Jon Favreau, "Jungle Book: Origins" is set for a fall 2016 release while Disney's "Jungle Book" will hit theaters on October 9, 2015.

"Jungle Book: Origins" will be directed by "Lord of the Rings" star Andy Serkis and is his first film at the helm.

Rudyard Kipling's classic s...
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A Proper Send Off

August 20th, 2014 7:24pm EDT
Billy Crystal To Lead Emmys Tribute To Robin Williams
Comedian Billy Crystal will lead a tribute honoring his late friend Robin Williams during Monday night's Emmy Awards.

Emmys producer Don Mischer told E! Online, "We felt we needed to do something powerful and memorable. Billy seemed like the perfect choice."

Mischer said in a statement last week: "Plans for the In Memoriam segment are in discussion. While we are all still coming to terms with this week's tragic news, we are working to give Robin Williams the proper and meaningful remembrance he so well deserves."

Crystal and Williams co-starred in the 1997 film "Father's Day" and collabo...
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NFL To Charge Halftime Acts To Perform?

August 20th, 2014 5:21pm EDT
Halftime Show
Katy Perry, Coldplay and Rihanna have all reportedly been approached by the National Football League to possibly perform during halftime of Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1, 2015. But there's a catch.

The NFL, according to the Wall Street Journal, wants this year's performers to pay to put on their act for millions of TV viewers around the globe.

The league, which only gets a measly $4 million for 30 seconds of ad time during the big game, thinks artists should have to give them a cut of their post-performance profits from touring and boosted album sales following the performance.

The Journal r...
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Emma Stone To Make Broadway Debut In 'Cabaret' This November

August 20th, 2014 1:32pm EDT
Emma Stone To Make Broadway Debut In 'Cabaret' This November
Emma Stone is set to make her Broadway debut in "Cabaret."

The actress, who was rumored to take over for Michelle Williams in the production, has been confirmed to fill the role.

The 25-year-old actress will play showgirl Sally Bowles starting in November, when Williams leaves the role. She'll join the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of the show at Studio 54 in New York City on November 11 and fill the role until February 1, 2015.

"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" star was supposed to have joined the production earlier this year, but had to drop out because of scheduling conflicts.

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New Pics: Beyonce's Wax Figure Looks A Bit Off

August 20th, 2014 1:30pm EDT
New Photos: Beyonce's New Wax Figure, Lily Aldridge, Minka Kelly
Madame Tussauds unveiled a new waxwork figure of Beyonce on Tuesday in Regents Park in London, but something about it looks a little off to us.

We actually kind of think it looks more like transgender Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox.

Either way, the geese at the park enjoyed it.

We spotted lots of other stars out and about also, like Cara Santana, Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Lily Aldridge (our favorite), Maria Sharapova and the always gorgeous Minka Kelly.

"Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" had its premiere Tuesday night, and the stars came out for that one also. See pics of ...
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A Special Person Will Star Alongside Johnny Depp In His Next Film

August 20th, 2014 8:48am EDT
Johnny Depp's Daughter Lily-Rose To Star Alongside Him In New Fi
Who says nepotism isn't alive and well in Hollywood? Johnny Depp and Kevin Smith are collaborating on an upcoming film, and both of their daughters will be starring alongside them. Smith's "Yoga Hosers" will feature Lily-Rose Depp and Harley Quinn Smith, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The film is a sequel to the filmmaker's "Tusk," which premieres in September at the Toronto Film Festival.

"Yoga Hosers" takes place in Canada and centers on yoga-loving teen girls Colleen Collette (Lily-Rose Depp) and Collen McKenzie (Harley Quinn Smith). When a big bad threatens to ruin their plans ...
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Jessica Alba Kicks 'So Much Ass' In 'Sin City' Sequel, Looks Electric At Film's Premiere

August 20th, 2014 8:32am EDT
JEssica Alba
Jessica Alba is back on the big screen as exotic dancer Nancy Callahan in "Sin City: A Dam to Kill For." She promoted the film at the Los Angeles premiere on Tuesday looking incredible in a strapless, electric blue dress.

At a recent junket she told MTV of her role in the new film: "I got a lot more action, I got to kick so much ass."

She added: "In the first 'Sin City,' the men are the leads and the characters that you follow. And in this one, you get to have a woman who's part of it, which is pretty cool."

The film, directed by Frank Miller, centers on the residents of Sin City. An ex-...
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Happy Birthday!

August 20th, 2014 7:00am EDT
Demi Lovato
Happy Birthday to:

Singer Demi Lovato (1992)

Actress Liana Liberato (1995)

Actor Andrew Garfield (1983)

English actor Ben Barnes (1981)

Country singer Langhorne Slim (1980)

Singer Jamie Cullum (1979)

Cuban actress Mayra Veronica (1977)

Actress Amy Adams (1974)

Limp Bizkit singer Fred Durst (1970)

Actor Billy Gardell (1969)

Actor Colin Cunningham (1967)

Actor (The Shield) David Rees Snell (1966)

Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell (1966; d. 2004)

Rapper KRS One (1965)

Actor James Marsters (1962)

Actress Sophie Aldred (1962)

Actress Joan Allen (1956)

Hong Kong singer Agnes Cha...
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