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...and then there were three (and maybe a few others). Disney has been holding "secret" auditions and tests for the lead of the "young Han Solo" spinoff movie for its "Star Wars" franchise, and the list of contenders bandied about has featured names like Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Dave Franco, Scott Eastwood, Logan Lerman, Emory Cohen, Blake Jenner, Nick Robinson, Colton Haynes, Max Thieriot, Leo Howard, Tony Oller, Chandler Riggs, Hunter Parrish, Rami Malek, Landon Liboiron, Ed Westwick, Tom Felton and Joshua Sasse (phew!) but it appears that the studio has found their final three. Read More: What To Expect From The 'Star Wars' Spin-Offs, And Why They May Be A Mistake THR reports that Alden Ehrenreich ("Hail, Caesar!"), Taron Egerton ("Kingsman: The Secret Service") and Jack Reynor ("Transformers") are on the final shortlist for the Phil Lord and Chris Miller »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Ed Westwick had an adorable night out with his mom, Carole Westwick, in West Hollywood, CA, on Friday night. The former Wicked City actor and his mom grabbed a bite at The Nice Guy restaurant before making their way outside. Ed led the way for his mom, who sweetly held on to his arm and waved to nearby fans. This is just the latest we've seen of the actor since ABC canceled Wicked City back in November, although Ed will be starring in the upcoming crime thriller Jekyll Island alongside Dianna Agron and AnnaSophia Robb later this year. Keep reading to see more of the mother-son duo, and then check out all the times Ed was wickedly handsome. »
- Monica Sisavat
Last month, a new report claimed that Disney and LucasFilm had narrowed down their final candidates to play the iconic Han Solo in their upcoming Star Wars Anthology adventure. The finalists included Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Dave Franco, Jack Reynor, Scott Eastwood, Logan Lerman, Emory Cohen and Blake Jenner, who were part of a much larger field of candidates who were mentioned in a separate report from December. Today we have a new report from Star Wars News Net that claims two more actors are up for the role, who weren't previously mentioned, Taron Egerton and Alden Ehrenreich. But there may be an unexpected twist that no one saw coming!
Last year, Taron Egerton mentioned that he would love to play Han Solo in the upcoming Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo, but he wasn't among the several actors mentioned who had auditioned for the role. Others who reportedly tested to »
Yesterday, a new report revealed Disney and LucasFilm's casting short list for their second Star Wars spinoff Han Solo. The studio has already set a May 25, 2018 release date, with production scheduled to begin in January 2017. Buried within Variety's report is an intriguing yet unconfirmed detail, which claims that whoever lands the Han Solo role will also make an appearance in this year's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
The report claims there is still one month left of principal photography on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and that Han Solo may have a small cameo in this spinoff, before moving on to the Han Solo standalone. Both Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and the Han Solo spinoff take place in the waning years between Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. Screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan confirmed earlier this »
With Star Wars: The Force Awakens currently shredding box office records left and right, fan interest in this beloved franchise has never been higher. Production is still under way on the first spinoff Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which hits theaters this December, with filming starting soon on Star Wars: Episode VIII, in theaters May 2017. After those two adventures arrive, Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo is set to debut in May 2018, which offers new insight into the iconic Han Solo character, set 10 years before Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. Today, Variety reports that Disney and LucasFilm are close to finding the actor who will play the young Han Solo, with the short list narrowed down to approximately a dozen candidates.
The Golden Globes are on Sunday, and if this year's show is anything like last year's, then we're in for a good night. Stars kicked off the big weekend by popping up at a series of preparties in La, including the BAFTA Tea Party, the Art of Elysium Heaven Gala, and Sean Penn's Help Haiti Home event. Over at the Spirit Awards Nominee Brunch, which was hosted by Uzo Aduba and Rami Malek, Cate Blanchett stunned in a navy-and-orange ensemble, while Rooney Mara kept things classy in black and white. Meanwhile, a smiley Jason Segel posed for photos on the red carpet along with Ed Westwick, Alicia Vikander, and Jeffrey Tambor, who was accompanied by his wife, Kasia Ostlun, at the BAFTA Tea Party. At Sean Penn's bash, former couple Madonna and Sean reunited and looked as happy as can be while walking the red carpet, and over »
- Monica Sisavat
Some of Hollywood's sexiest men gathered for the People's Choice Awards in La on Wednesday night. Stars like John Stamos, Taylor Kinney, Jason Derulo, and Ed Westwick heated up the red carpet with their smoldering good looks. Taylor, who recently opened up about his upcoming wedding to Lady Gaga, flashed an adorable smile for photographers before making his way inside. And John, who revealed a few shocking personal stories during a recent interview with Howard Stern, was his usual charming self. Keep reading for more PCAs eye candy! »
- Caitlin Hacker
New TV shows has invaded our lives and DVRs, but every fervent watcher knows that the season of new shows is like the Hunger Games: only the strong survive. True to form, several brand-new series have succeeded by getting full-season pickups, but not all of them have been so lucky. See how the new (and returning) shows are faring this season! What's Been Picked Up ABC The Muppets: The nostalgia hit will get a full season. Quantico: The brand-new thriller just got a full-season order. Dr. Ken: The Ken Jeong sitcom has gotten a full season. NBC Blindspot: The new drama was the first show to be picked up this season, and has already been renewed for season two. Chicago Fire: The procedural will get a fifth season. Chicago Pd: The Chicago-set series has earned a fourth season. Fox Grandfathered: The John Stamos sitcom got a full season from Fox. »
- Shannon Vestal Robson
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