'Hunger Games' cast keeps growing
Jack Quaid, left, with his father Dennis Quaid and wife Kimberly at the premiere of "The Express" in 2008.
April 20th, 2011
04:41 PM ET

'Hunger Games' cast keeps growing

Jack Quaid, the son of Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid, is one of the latest to join in "The Hunger Games."

The much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins' blockbuster "The Hunger Games" trilogy is the young actor's first major movie.

According to The Wrap, Jack Quaid will make his acting debut alongside newly cast actress Leven Rambin as ruthless District 1 career tributes Marvel and Glimmer. In Collins' books, career tributes are children who spend their lifetime training for the battle-to-the-death Hunger Games and volunteer to participate.

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Ricki Lake's returning to daytime TV
April 20th, 2011
03:58 PM ET

Ricki Lake's returning to daytime TV

Oprah Winfrey's on her way out, but talk show vet Ricki Lake is making the move back to daytime.

According to Broadcasting & Cable, Lake is officially developing an hour-long talk program with Twentieth Television.

While her old show, which was distributed by Sony Entertainment and aired from 1993-2004, was aimed at younger women, Lake is now thinking more broadly. B&C reports that the 42-year-old single mom will cover topics like family, marriage, parenting, divorce, weight-loss, health and nutrition.

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Notorious B.I.G. covers The FADER's Icon issue
April 20th, 2011
03:56 PM ET

FADER Icon issue reveals new stories on B.I.G.

Between the tributes, books, a major motion picture and even FBI file dumps, a lot has been said about the late rapper Christopher "Notorious B.I.G." Wallace, but The FADER magazine is aiming to put a fresh spin on the conversation with its Icon issue.

Instead of focusing on Wallace's 1997 death, the publicly played East coast/West coast battle or the drama surrounding it, the issue opts to celebrate his life, says FADER Media's co-founder Rob Stone, who worked alongside the artist as an Arista Records exec.

“My memories of Big are really [of] this young guy trying to make it, who had a talent that was probably unequivocal on any level that’s ever been seen. He just had an innate ability to rhyme and to tell a story, and… I wanted to focus on the greatness of him and the impact he’s had on people’s lives.”

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New 'Dark Knight Rises' roles revealed
April 20th, 2011
02:04 PM ET

New 'Dark Knight Rises' roles revealed

Following weeks of whispers that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will play the Riddler in "The Dark Knight Rises," director Christopher Nolan is finally giving a definitive answer.

Instead of the Riddler, Gordon-Levitt has actually been cast as a Gotham City cop, with his "Inception" co-star Marion Cotillard also signing on as an employee of Bruce Wayne's corporation.

According to a press release, Cotillard will play Miranda Tate, a Wayne Enterprises board member eager to help Bruce Wayne resume his slain father’s philanthropic efforts in Gotham City.

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'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Does Trump have to run for president now?
April 20th, 2011
01:55 PM ET

'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Does Trump have to run for president now?

So is this whole Donald Trump-for-president thing just a big game? Entertainment Weekly claims it is.

In a brand new report today, EW says NBC executives think it’s a stunt – remember, NBC puts Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice” on the air each week.

For the last few months, Donald Trump has transformed from reality show and real estate mogul to ultra-conservative mouthpiece. But has Donald gotten in too deep? If he doesn’t run, and this is all just one big stunt, he could face serious backlash. So does he have no choice but to run now?

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It was a night of neglect on 'Glee'
April 20th, 2011
12:00 PM ET

It was a night of neglect on 'Glee'

"Glee's" been gone for weeks and I really, really wanted to love this episode.

So much for my desires.

The "Night of Neglect" episode was perfectly named because it seemed to neglect a strong storyline. Mercedes went all diva, Britney, Mike, Artie and Tina felt neglected as academic decathlon members and Will's ex-wife Terri was back on the scene – sort of.

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