Brooke Shields to play Morticia Addams on Broadway
April 4th, 2011
04:56 PM ET

Brooke Shields to play Morticia Addams on Broadway

Expect to see the creepy and kooky side of beautiful Brooke Shields when she joins the cast of Broadway's "The Addams Family" this summer.

According to Playbill, Shields has just signed on to play Morticia Addams in the popular musical based on the 1960s TV series.

"I am delighted to be joining 'The Addams Family' this summer," says Shields, who will take over for actress Bebe Neuwirth. "When the producers asked me to come see the show a few months ago, I found it to be wonderfully entertaining, funny, clever and even touching, and I knew immediately that I wanted to be the next Morticia, following the amazing Bebe Neuwirth."

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'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Would you buy tickets to Charlie Sheen's show?
April 4th, 2011
03:03 PM ET

'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Would you buy tickets to Charlie Sheen's show?

Charlie Sheen’s “Torpedo of Truth” tour made big headlines this weekend after he absolutely bombed his first show in Detroit.

But then, incredibly, Charlie turned it around with his second show in Chicago! Fans tell "Showbiz Tonight" that he did a pretty good job!

Today, we want to know – with all the good and bad buzz around Sheen’s tour, would you buy tickets to see him?

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'Catfish' film inspires new MTV reality series
April 4th, 2011
02:41 PM ET

'Catfish' film inspires new MTV reality series

Whether or not last fall's documentary "Catfish" was real or a hoax, this much is certain: the thriller has spawned a new MTV series.

Variety reports that the network is developing a reality show based on the controversial movie, in which New York photographer Nev Schulman falls for a woman on Facebook, travels to Michigan to meet her, and is shocked to discover that she's not quite who she claims to be.

Though the intriguing film is billed as a documentary, skeptics claimed that many of the scenes had been scripted or set up.

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AMC's 'The Killing': So, who killed Rosie?
April 4th, 2011
01:45 PM ET

AMC's 'The Killing': So, who killed Rosie?

[Editor's Note: If you haven't watched "The Killing" yet and you want to, beware: Spoilers below!]

AMC's new series “The Killing” kicked off last night and, just like with any premiere, we spent the bulk of the episode getting to know the characters and watching as the season's subplots began to unfold.

This moody, Seattle-based crime thriller centers around the murder of Rosie Larsen, a high school student who is seen briefly at the beginning of the episode as she attempts to flee from an unknown assailant.

Put on your speculatin’ hats, detectives - we’ve got a lot of ground to cover.

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Has Simon Cowell found another 'X Factor' judge?
April 4th, 2011
01:17 PM ET

Has Simon Cowell found another 'X Factor' judge?

One more seat has reportedly been filled at the judges' table for "The X Factor."

PopEater reports that British pop singer Cheryl Cole will bring her act across the pond as the latest judge for the American version of Simon Cowell's talent competition.

The rumor is that newly-appointed judge Antonio "L.A." Reid told British publication The Sun that Cole has been tapped to continue the role she currently has as a judge on the British version of the show.

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James Franco: Social media is over
April 4th, 2011
12:39 PM ET

James Franco: Social media is over

He may be everywhere these days, but good luck finding James Franco on Twitter.

The outspoken actor, who has had an account on the social networking site since February, suddenly went missing on April 1.

"Social media is over. Still up there. Going down. You heard it here first," the Oscar nominee told Politico at a Washington, D.C. event that same day.

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