by Lauren Mandel
The night has finally come to say "Thank You and Goodbye" to ABC Family’s longest-running original scripted series, "The Secret Life of the American Teenager." What a better way to do it than by seeing our favorite characters pressed to make some life-changing decisions and dressed in the ever stylish cap and gown.
While we can only imagine how the outcome of tonight’s episode will bring us to tears, this will certainly not be a final goodbye for the actors of the hit series. We know what star Shailene Woodley is up to for the next few months (hello, every YA adaptation, ever), but what of her co-stars? Let's find out!
The "Girls" of HBO may be short one guy since breaking up with Christopher Abbott (a.k.a. Marnie's on-again-off-again boyfriend Charlie) in early April, but they're hardly waiting by the phone for him to call. Deadline has the scoop that a new hottie has been added to the cast of the series.
Meet Michael Zegen, who is no stranger to network watchers seeing as he plays mobster Bugsy Siegel on the drama "Boardwalk Empire."
Nina Dobrev isn't the only "Vampire Diaries" star to secure a movie role during summer hiatus from the bloodsucking CW series. Co-star (and ex-boyfriend) Ian Somerhalder will star in "The Anomaly," according to Deadline.
The sci-fi thriller—shooting now in London and later in New York—centers around a former soldier who awakens in the back of a van with a kidnapped boy by his side, learning he only has nine minutes and 37 seconds to figure out what the heck is going on. (The significance of this particular number is unclear from the synopsis... Maybe that's also part of the intrigue?)
Isabelle Fuhrman continues to heap projects onto her post "Hunger Games"-plate. The actress, otherwise known as ruthless District 2 tribute Clove, is starring in the period piece "Dear Eleanor," according to Deadline.
Set during the Cuban Missile Crisis, "Dear Eleanor" follows two teens who travel across the country in search of former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. The film began shooting last week in Colorado, and is being directed by Kevin Connolly (of "Entourage" fame) and produced by bud Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way. Jessica Alba and Joel Courtney also star.
FROM SPLASH PAGE: He's been up for plenty of high-profile film roles, including baker's boy Peeta Mellark in "The Hunger Games" (not to mention our personal pick for Augustus Waters in "The Fault in Our Stars"), but everyone's favorite ghost boyfriend may have just landed the part that will make him a bona fide big deal in Hollywood.
"X-Men: Days of Future Past" director Bryan Singer announced today via Twitter that he's cast "American Horror Story" star Evan Peters as the character Quicksilver in his upcoming super hero flick! (Now how can we leverage that into a role for Taissa Farmiga, too?)
Read the full story over at Splash Page!
If you like movies starring an unambiguously hot duo of delicious dudes—and really, who doesn't?—then here's a new item for your radar: Jackson Rathbone and Diego Boneta are teaming up for a star turn in "The Dead Men," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Jackson, of course, is best known for his ability to play un-dead men, as the delightfully smirky Jasper Hale in the "Twilight" franchise; Diego was the sexy singer who swept Julianne Hough off her feet in last year's "Rock of Ages" (not to mention one of the stars of MTV's "Underemployed"); and we think they'll look very nice on screen together. Yep. Mmm-hmm.
It's been a minute since we heard about the Hollywood doings of the illustrious beast known as "the Zefron"—and now, of all things, it turns out that he's turned narc. Narc! Or, y'know, "Narc," which is the title of the new project he's got in the works. Zac Efron will star in this true-crime story based on the life and times of an actual campus police informant, which Deadline's report describes as "a college 'Donnie Brasco,'" and which is now in active development at Fox.
Yes, the rumers are true. (And, yes, we just made that pun. Let it go.) Rumer Willis has landed a role on "Pretty Little Liars."
The starlet will play a charity organizer named Zoe. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rumer is slated to appear in one episode but could potentially end up with a recurring role on the series. She previously appeared on “90210,” so she’s definitely got some experience in the world of soapy primetime dramas.
Rumer’s episode will air in July, and here’s what we know so far: Zoe is described as a do-gooder with a sense of humor. Though, given how much action takes place in Rosewood, we just hope that Zoe doesn’t scare easy. Or, at least, has a few answers to the many, many questions laid out last season. Or, maybe she’s Red Coat. We haven’t seen her (or his) face yet...so really, anyone and everyone is a suspect.
Is it too early to crown our own favorite MTV kid Dylan O'Brien as the new king of sci-fi? Because we're totally seeing a trend emerge here! According to a report from Deadline—which comes fresh on the heels of his casting in the starring role in the much-anticipated "Maze Runner" movie—Dylan is now eyeballing another lead: the time-traveling teen protagonist of "Glimmer." Which he is eyeballing from behind the wheel of a spaceship with eyeballs made of lasers and nanobots! Because he is the king of sci-fi. Yes, he is.
"Glimmer," which is slated to start filming in January 2014, tells the story of several time-traveling teenagers who majorly screw things up for themselves when they change the course of history during one of their trips to the past. (Ugh, the butterfly effect—the worst, amirite?) And for Dylan, who's only just making the jump to feature films after his breakout role on "Teen Wolf," snagging the lead could be just the ticket to positioning himself as the next big thing in legit sci-fi action heroes...which is good, because Tom Cruise isn't going to be around forever, you know.
Today in bloody good news: The roster for St. Vladimir's is filling out oh so nicely, with a bevy of new casting announcements for "Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters"!
Deadline reports that the film adaptation of Richelle Mead's six-book series has added four new actors to its ensemble: Sarah Hyland, Gabriel Byrne, Joely Richardson and Dominic Sherwood.
Sarah, who's best known for her work on "Modern Family," is playing a supporting role as Natalie, friend to main characters Lissa and Rose. Also matriculating at St. Vlad's: Dominic, a relative newcomer to Hollywood who plays Lissa's romantic interest, the Moroi vampire Christian. Meanwhile, Gabriel will be filling the film's "sexy professor" void as Natalie's father and Academy leader Victor, and Joely—who we recently saw as an elusive Swede in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"—has been cast as Tatiana, queen of the Moroi vampires.