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Martin Short & Derek Hough Join Hairspray Live! Cast!

Comedy giant Martin Short and Dancer par excellence Derek Hough are the latest additions to the cast of NBC’s Hairspray Live!

Short will take on the role of Tracy Turnblad’s father, Wilbur, while Hough will play the singer-dancer-host of The Corny Collins Show.

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24: Legacy & Lee Daniels’ Star Ordered To Series!

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24: Legacy, the new take on FOX’s action series that featured a one-man war of terrorism – told in a 24-hour timeframe, and Lee Daniels’ Star – a look at the music business as seen by the embers of a girl group trying to make it big, have been ordered to series by FOX.

24: Legacy stars Corey Hawkins, Miranda Otto and Jimmy Smits. Star features newcomers Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady.

Both shows are set to premiere during the 2016-17 season. For details follow the jump.

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Sweetie Deadly Darling Trailer: Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie!

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Eddie and Patsy are together again on the big screen for the first time. In their zeal to sign a high profile client for Eddie’s PR firm, they miscalculate gloriously (the only way they ever do anything…). Now they’re on the run – without a single clue as how to do that.

Check out the new international trailer for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie following the break, sweetie darling! Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie opens on July 22nd.

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Whistleblowing Trailer: Snowden!

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Whistleblower? Traitor? Edward Snowden has been called both – and a lot of other things besides.

Now Joseph Gordon-Levitt is Snowden in Oliver Stone’s film of the same name – putting Snowden’s story out into the world in a way that only Stone could have done. Check out the first trailer for Snowden after the break. Snowden opens on September 16th.

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Movei News: Spider-Man Villain, Sherlock Holmes 3, Jurassic World 2, Preview Reviews for Jason Bourne and The Founder

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GeekScholars Movie News is proud to offer a fantastic show this week, with lots of great discussion regarding several great films on the horizon. To begin, the hosts play a round of Script Doctor, weighing in on who should play The Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming, who Willem Dafoe will play in Justice League, and what fans should think about Robert Downey, Jr. announcing a Sherlock Holmes 3. 

From there, it’s a pair of Preview Reviews for Jason Bourne and The Founder, a bio-pic of the man who helped created McDonalds

Michael K. Williams and Ivory Aquino Join Event Series When We Rise!

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When We Rise chronicles the real-life personal and political struggles, setbacks and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement from its turbulent infancy in the 20th century to the once unfathomable successes of today.

Michael K. Williams joins the cast as African American community organizer Ken Jones – while Ivory Aquino plays the role of transgender activist Cecilia Chung.

Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O’Donnell, Denis O’Hare and David Hyde Pierce will guest star in the ABC event series. Follow the jump for details.

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Rise and Fall Trailer: Holy Hell!

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In 1985, filmmaker Will Allen became part of The Buddhafield an L.A. spiritual group. He, like other members of the group, believed they had found something special – until something happened that tore it all apart. And he got it all on film.

Holy Hell follows the rise and fall of a cult – from the inside! Follow the jump to check out the trailer. Holy Hell will be in theaters on May 27th.

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The Billion Views of The Late Late Show’s James Corden!

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Thanks to his social media savvy, The Late, Late Show’s James Corden has reached the billion views total on YouTube.

While various sketches and interviews have rung up some impressive totals, Corden’s Carpool Karaoke bits with Adele (98 million views) and Justin Bieber (73 million views) are far and away the most popular Late night clips on YouTube – and each of his other Carpool Karaoke clips have averaged over 10 million views.

As well as passing the one billion views total, The Late Late Show with James Corden’s YouTube channel has reached 4.7 million subscribers since the show’s debut on March 23, 2015. For more, follow the jump.

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The 100th Disney Channel Original Movie, Adventures in Babysitting, Premieres in June!

ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING - The 100th Disney Channel Original Movie, "Adventures in Babysitting," starring popular actresses and recording artists Sabrina Carpenter ("Girl Meets World") and Sofia Carson ("Descendants"), premieres FRIDAY, JUNE 24 (8:00 p.m. EDT) on Disney Channel. (Disney Channel/Ed Araquel) NIKKI HAHN, MADISON HORCHER, SOFIA CARSON, SABRINA CARPENTER, JET JURGENSMEYER, MALLORY JAMES MAHONEY, MAX GECOWETS
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The 100th Disney Channel Original Movie, Adventures in Babysitting – starring Sabrina Carpenter (Girl Meets World) and Sofia Carson (Descendants) is set to premiere on Friday, JUne 24th (8/7C).

The re-imagined tale of the popular 1980s film of the same name will be available one week in advance, Friday, June 17, to verified users on the Disney Channel app and via VOD. The premiere of “Adventures in Babysitting” will be ushered in by the “100th DCOM Celebration,” a nostalgic programming event across Disney Channel, the Disney Channel App and VOD featuring every DCOM ever made. For details (and a trailer) follow the jump.

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From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series Season Three In Production; Three Join Cast!

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El Rey Network has begun production on season three of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series – bringing in three new cast members and bringing back a key guest star from season two.

New this season are: Ana de la Reguera (Jane the Virgin) in the recurring role of Lord Venganza Verdugo, one of the seven remaining culebra Lords; Chilean martial arts action star, Marko Zaror (Machete Kills), as Zolo, an Aztec warrior trained in hell, and Tom Savini From Dusk Till Dawn). Savini – Sex Machine in the original film – in the brand new role of Burt, a retired demon hunter who smokes more medical marijuana than he sells.

Emily Rios (“The Bridge,” “Breaking Bad”) will reprise her season two role as Ximena, the no-nonsense lieutenant of Lord Venganza.

From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series will return later this year. For more, follow the jump.

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