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Leslie Mann has joined the cast of New Line's upcoming “Vacation” film, which stars Ed Helms and Christina Applegate, an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap. Also read: ‘Victorious’ Star Elizabeth Gillies Joins New Line's ‘Vacation’ Reboot (Exclusive) John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are writing and directing the reboot of the classic 1983 comedy. They've previously written “Horrible Bosses” and “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” together, but it's the team's feature directorial debut. Helms stars in the film as Rusty Griswold, the grown up son of Clark and Ellen Griswold, played by Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo in the original. »
- Travis Reilly
With production starting in the next week, the cast for the National Lampoon's Vacation reboot appears to be in place...
Well, it looks like this one's definitely happening now. After a slight delay, work is now pressing ahead on the remake/reboot/whatever of National Lampoon's Vacation, which will see Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo reprising their roles of Clark and Ellen Griswold in cameos.
However, this is a passing the torch movie, and as such, the focus will be on their son, Rusty Griswold, played by Ed Helms. He decides to take his own family on a road trip, no doubt with hilarious consequences.
John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, the writers behind Horrible Bosses, are penning the script and directing this one. And the cast is now going to feature Elizabeth Gillies (of Victorious fame), as well as Chris Hemsworth, Charlie Day and Christina Applegate.
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Tyler Hoechlin ("Teen Wolf"), Blake Jenner ("Glee") and Wyatt Russell ("22 Jump Street") have reportedly been offered the leading roles in "Boyhood" director Richard Linklater's baseball-themed next film "That’s What I’m Talking About".
Set in 1980, the story follows a college freshman who moves into the baseball house at his college and experiences a fraternity like lifestyle with his hard partying teammates. Each of the trio has an offer to play one of the lead baseball players in the film which is said to have the same tone as Linklater's classic "Dazed and Confused". [Source: Deadline]
Andron - The Black Labyrinth
Alec Baldwin and Danny Glover have joined the cast of Francesco Cinquemani's sci-fi/action film "Andron - The Black Labyrinth" for Ambi Pictures. Michelle Ryan, Jon Kortajarena, Gale Harold and Leo Howard also star. Filming begins this month in Malta.
The story follows a »
- Garth Franklin
Elizabeth Gillies, who plays Jade West on the hit Nickelodeon series Victorious, has joined the cast of New Line Cinema's Vacation reboot. The actress is said to have booked a small role, although no character details were given.
Ed Helms stars as Rusty Griswold, the son of Clark (Chevy Chase) and Ellen Griswold (Beverly D'Angelo) from the original Vacation, who takes his family on their first ever road trip vacation to WallyWorld. Christina Applegate also stars as Rusty's wife, with Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins playing their sons. We reported last month that Chris Hemsworth is playing the boyfriend of Rusty's sister Audrey, with Charlie Day portrying a river rafting tour guide. Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo will reprise their roles in cameo appearances.
Aside from her role on Victorious, »
“Victorious” star Elizabeth Gillies has joined the cast of New Line's “Vacation,” which stars Ed Helms and Christina Applegate, TheWrap has learned. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are directing the reboot of the classic '80s comedy and the “Horrible Bosses” scribes also wrote the script. Also read: Victoria Justice Lands Lead Role on MTV's ‘Eye Candy’ Pilot Helms stars as Rusty Griswold, the adult son of Clark and Ellen Griswold, who takes his own family on a road trip. Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo will reprise their roles in cameos, while Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins will play Rusty's two sparring sons. »
- Jeff Sneider
Hopefully she’ll make it out Victorious! As a host of female celebrities are deciding what to do in the wake of the recent celebrity phone hacking scandal, Victoria Justice has decided to take legal action. The former Nickelodeon star, 21, originally claimed the images of her were fake, but has since decided to protect her privacy. “Shortly after I tweeted about certain pics of me being fake, I was faced with a serious violation of privacy,” the Victorious actress wrote. “There have always been fake photos of [...] »
Victoria Justice has booty for days! The "Victorious" star took to Keek to share a clip of herself dancing to Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" —complete with a pillow stuffed-butt.In the video, the pint-sized brunette calls the character her "alter ego" as she twerks in a pair of cloud print pajamas to the sexy track."My take on #anaconda #bunzhun #VickiMinaj," she captioned the funny video. On Sunday, the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards opened up with Ms. Minaj, Ariana Grande and Jessie J performing their latest hit, "Bang Bang" -- but Nicki have enough time to get dressed! The rapper had just finished performing "Anaconda" before joining the other two on stage for her part in the group's song. One problem: She had to hold onto her dress so she wouldn' expose her chest.She looked really uncomfortable and the whole thing came off incredibly awkward -- check it out below! »
- tooFab Staff
Florida-born pop upstart Ariana Grande has clocked many hours on the small screen — she’s a veteran of the Nickelodeon shows Victorious and the more recent, notoriously ill-fated buddy comedy Sam & Cat — but my favorite televised moment of her career came this July, when she hosted a half-hour special on MTV called Total Ariana Live. Between audience questions about her musical idol (unexpectedly, Imogen Heap) and which house she’d choose to belong to at Hogwarts (equally unexpectedly, Slytherin), Grande was forced to play a game in which she spun a wheel to determine which hit song she’d have to perform, and which wAcKy genre she’d have to sing it in. Ariana Grande clearly had no time for this game; she looked impatient as tenured MTV VJ Sway explained the rules, and instead of leaving it up to chance, she turned the wheel to her chosen song — A »
- Lindsay Zoladz
If the MTV Video Music Awards looked boring on TV, it was even worse watching the show in person. Sunday night’s ceremony was held at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., a venue so monstrous not even Taylor Swift could fill all the seats. Unlike most concerts, there weren’t any TV screens in the venue that broadcast the performances live, which is why crowds kept looking restless when the camera cut to them. It was hard to see what was happening.
At every commercial break, a VMAs stage manager with a bullhorn would bark at the fans on the ground floor to move as the clunky sets weaved around them. There was a smattering of boos when Miley Cyrus tried to make a political statement by sending a homeless man onstage to accept her Moonman trophy for Video of the Year. When Beyonce finally delivered her showstopper finale, half »
- Ramin Setoodeh
Ariana Grande brought a super-special guest to the VMAs - her grandmother! A photo of Grande hugging her beautiful date was posted to Instagram Sunday with the caption, "Ariana and Nonna at the Red Carpet tonight." The pop star suffered the death of her grandfather, Frank Grande, in July, and posted several photos of him to her Instagram account. Grande's family (and the rest of the world) has watched her progress from teen star to pop princess - she won over Nickelodeon fans as Cat Valentine on Victorious before launching her first album, Yours Truly, in 2013. Not only will the »
Twisted‘s Avan Jogia has landed a role in Michael opposite James Franco for director Justin Kelly and executive producer Gus Van Sant. Franco stars as a gay activist who, after enduring years of taunts and struggle, becomes an anti-gay Christian pastor. Jogia will play Will, a young man Michael (Franco) meets and falls for along his journey. Earlier this week ABC Family cancelled the teen drama series Twisted, which starred Jogia as a troubled high schooler who returns to his hometown amid suspicion after killing his aunt as a child. The 22-year-old Canadian thesp who earned a following on Nickelodeon’s Victorious was recently chosen to lead Spike’s upcoming event series Tut playing the young King Tutankhamun opposite Ben Kingsley. He’s been booking more indie feature fare of late including Ten Thousand Saints with Hailee Steinfeld and Shangri-La Suite with Emily Browning, Ashley Greene, and Luke Grimes. »
- Jen Yamato
While other 21-year-olds might go clubbing on their nights off, Ariana Grande is more likely to be sitting with sand between her toes. "I love going to the beach really late at night," she says. "That is how I make sure I don't explode." Ironic, because that's exactly what's happening to this petite girl from Boca Raton, Florida, who has a chart-topping single in "Problem" and will drop her second album, My Everything, on August 25. Grande hasn't followed the traditional path to pop stardom. After a couple of years on the stage, including a role in the Broadway musical 13, she »
- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA
Avan Jogia (TV's "Victorious") is set to play Egyptian ruler Tutankhamun in Spike TV and Muse Entertainment's original miniseries "Tut". The project will be filmed entirely on location in Morocco and Canada this Fall ahead of a 2015 debut.
Jogia joins Ben Kingsley, who was cast last month as Tutankhamun's grand vizier who wields tremendous power and influence as the top adviser to the young Egyptian ruler. The project marks Spike's first scripted event series in eight years. [Source: The Live Feed]
"Fifty Shades of Grey" and "The Fall" star Jamie Dornan has scored the lead role of Irish Commandant Pat Quinlan in Richie Smyth's geo-political thriller "The Siege Of Jadotville" for Parallel Films. Kevin Brodbin ("Constantine") penned the script and filming begins in Ireland and South Africa in the spring.
The story is based on a 1961 siege in the Congo following Moise Tshombe taking control of the Katanga region. 150 Un Irish troops, »
- Garth Franklin
Spike TV has found its King Tut. Twisted and Victorious star Avan Jogia will take on the role as the Egyptian ruler in the Viacom-owned cable network's original miniseries Tut, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The limited series is based on the story of Tutankhamun, otherwise known as King Tut. Tut hails from Muse Entertainment, best known for Emmy-nominated The Kennedys as well as Pillars of the Earth. The company's Joel S. Rice and Michael Prupas along with Greg Gugliotta (The Fosters) will executive produce with writer Michael Vickerman (Impact), Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige (The Fosters) and Elice Island's Jeremy Elice and Angela Mancuso (Spartacus, Helen of Troy). Irene Litinsky (Being Human) serves as
- Lesley Goldberg
Nickelodeon hasn’t been making headlines for good reasons lately. The kid-targeted network lost its popular Victorious/iCarly crossover series Sam & Cat sooner than expected due to a clash involving its stars Ariana Grande and Jennette McCurdy, and it also recently moved animated fantasy series The Legend of Korra online after extremely low ratings. However, things may be turning around for the network today, with word that it has partnered with Paramount TV to revive the 2003 Jack Black comedy School of Rock as a live-action series.
The new show, which has landed a 13-episode, straight-to-series order from Nickelodeon, will follow the same premise of the film, in which rocker Dewey Finn (Black’s role) posed as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school, imparting to his young pupils the skills necessary to play and appreciate rock ‘n’ roll.
No cast members for School of Rock have yet been announced, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Ariana Grande and her dad don't speak to each other, the 21-year old singer has explained. The 'Problem' hitmaker - who recently had to cope with the death of her grandfather - has revealed that she fell out of touch with her dad last year but has come to terms with it. She told Seventeen magazine: ''It's private, but it happened last year. It took me so long to be Ok with it. The thing that got me there was embracing the fact that that I am made up of half my dad, and a lot of my traits come from him. So much of me comes from my father, and for so long, I didn't like that about myself. ''I had to accept that it's Ok not to get along with somebody and still love them.'' Ariana, 21, who shot to fame on Nickelodeon's 'Victorious', admitted she »
She's the vocal powerhouse behind what is shaping up to be the song of the summer, but even Ariana Grande hasn't always felt confident. "It's tough to spend some of the most important years of your life in front of so many strangers who want to pick you apart," the "Problem" singer says in the September issue of Seventeen, on newsstands Aug. 5. "Insecurity has been the hardest thing I've had to overcome. I think everyone my age struggles with that because everyone strives for approval and wants to feel loved." Grande, 21, found fame as a teen on the Nickelodeon shows Victorious and Sam & Cat. »
- Michele Corriston, @mcorriston
Lifetime has found its replacement for Zendaya Coleman.
Alexandra Shipp will play late R&B singer Aaliyah in Lifetime’s upcoming biopic Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B (working title), EW has confirmed. The planned film is set to premiere this fall and will be executive produced by Debra Martin Chase and talk show host Wendy Williams.
Willams broke the news earlier today when she tweeted:
I'm excited to exec produce the Aaliyah @lifetimetv movie w/ @DebraMChase. Prod starts later this month and @AlexShipppp will play Aaliyah.— Wendy Williams (@WendyWilliams) July 18, 2014
Shipp’s previous film credits include Nicklelodeon’s House of Anubis, »
- Chancellor Agard
Wendy Williams made it known on Friday that Lifetime's Aaliyah biopic is back on and has found a new actress for the lead role. According to Williams' Twitter, Alexandra Shipp will now play Aaliyah, replacing Zendaya Coleman, who gave up the role in late June. A Lifetime spokesperson told TheWrap that Williams’ announcement is true. Also read: Zendaya on Exiting Lifetime's Aaliyah Movie: It ‘Wasn't All the Way There’ Shipp is best known for her role as KT Rush on the Nickelodeon show “House of Anubis.” She has also appeared on “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel,” “Switched at Birth” and “Victorious. »
- Jethro Nededog
“Sam & Cat” may soon be a thing of the past, but the Nickelodeon show lives on in the heart of its star, Ariana Grande. Grande took to her Facebook account on Sunday, following news that the series — which starred Grande and Jennette McCurdy — had been canceled after a single season. In a lengthy post, Grande reflected on her character Cat Valentine, which she also played on Nickelodeon's “Victorious,” saying that the character was so well-loved that she “used to pretend to be more like her.” Also read: Nickelodeon Canceling ‘Sam & Cat’ Amid Production Drama “I want to thank (series »
- Tim Kenneally
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