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Lena Dunham Wants Jamie Dornan on ‘Girls’

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Lena Dunham wants Jamie Dornan to star on Girls.

The actress-and-director would have loved the Irish 50 Shades of Grey hunk to share some steamy sex scenes with the cast of her hit TV show, but fears his high profile casting as S&M-loving billionaire Christian Grey has made him off-limits to get up close and personal with any of the characters. "Allison [Williams] wants Zac Efron. [We] requested Jamie Dornan, but the thing is, [we] requested him post-50 Shades of Grey casting. He's amazing, but I just feel it's too late," she said, speaking at a Girls premiere.

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Stars Line Up for Haiti Telethon

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Specials, ABC, CBS, FOX, HBO, MTV, NBC, The CW, News,

, Wyclef Jean and Anderson Cooper will be accompanied by a number of big names during their upcoming telethon.

, a fundraiser organized for the devastated country, will air commercial-free this Friday night across a number of networks. ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, BET, the CW, HBO, MTV, VH1 and CMT are among the channels involved.

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Getting Into Character: Zac Efron on Entourage

Zac Efron on Entourage

If there’s anything we’ve learned from Zac Efron’s appearance on Saturday Night Live, it’s that he’s very good at playing himself.

In this picture from , the High School Musical star once again gives us a glimpse of what it’s like to be…Efron. (Apparently he likes to shop at at Niketown.) But how will he figure into the plot? According to a description for the show, Ari “will steal” the High School Musical star from Adam Davies.

Efron will make his cameo on September 13.

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Casting Corner: Entourage, The Forgotten and More

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Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

Gossip Girl: A star of different CW show will become Nate Archibald’s latest love interest. On September 14, a blonde Joanna Garcia (Privileged) will begin a four-episode stint as Bree Buckley, a “Miss America-type Southern belle.” Later, another blonde - Hilary Duff - will set up shop as Olivia Burke, an actress-turned-college student. Duff will room with Vanessa, a fellow NYU student, for a few weeks starting on October 5.

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SNL Video: Zac Efron on Life After High School Musical

Want to know why Zac Efron is taking a break from musicals? Because he’s experienced a cold dose of reality.

On last night’s episode of , Troy Bolton told East High’s current senior class what life is really like post-graduation. Apparently the ability to break into song is not a useful social skill.

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Zac Efron to Host Saturday Night Live

Zac EfronSaturday Night Live will once again be targeting the tweens when it welcomes to the stage later this month.

The High School Musical star will be hitting up late-night program to promote his newest film, 17 Again, which opens on April 17th. His appearance comes just two months after the Jonas Brothers guested with Alec Baldwin. (Taylor Swift also visited back in January.)

No word at this time whether the actor, who recently dropped out of a Footloose remake, will be doing some type of song and dance number. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are officially listed as the musical guests for the April 11th show.

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2009 Golden Globe Awards

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One year after a strike-induced absence, the drinking resumed. Although the drew its usual set of followers tonight, this year’s program carried even more significance than usual. The reason? Heath Ledger.

With or without the Dark Knight nomination, the ceremony would have been interesting. Was this going to be the year a film about an Indian game show (Slumdog Millionaire) won top prize? Would either Meryl Streep (Mamma Mia, Doubt) or Kate Winslet (Revolutionary Road, The Reader) walk away with two awards? Could ‘s comeback performance in The Wrestler earn him a surprise win over Sean Penn (Milk)?

To find out the answer to these questions (and many more), you can read our detailed coverage after the jump!

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High School Musical 4 Already Being Planned

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Kids, Music, Cable, Gossip, News,

High School Musical, Zac Efron, Vanessa HudgensPlease don’t confuse this post with something we wrote earlier this month.  With production on High School Musical 3 just about underway, Disney has already moved on to its next project:  High School Musical 4.

The cable channel confirmed that they are already in scriptwriting mode for the franchise’s third sequel.  Although the current installment will be heading directly to the big screen, HSM4 will be another made-for-TV movie.  At least that’s what they’re saying now.

At this point, no cast has been announced for the latest venture.  (Most of the original actors have claimed they were done after three.)  But who knows - if Tori Spelling is willing to come back to the 90210 spinoff, anything can happen.

My theory? This is all connected to the summer reality series based on the musical.  At this point, no one seems to know what the ‘winners’ will be getting.  I’m guessing it’s their opportunity to be the latest Disney stars.

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High School Musical 3 To Begin Shooting This Month

Posted by Jacci Lewis Categories: Kids, Music, Prime Time, Cable, Cable/Satellite, News,

High School Musical 3Talk about a dream come true for fanatics who just happen to attend East High School in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The third installment of the wildly successful   original made for TV movie is set to begin shooting before the end of this month according to the Associated Press.

The two previous High School Musical films were shot primarily at East High School outside of the school year. School district officials say most of the shooting on this film, High School Musical 3: Senior Year, will take place before and after classes to minimize disruptions for actual East High School students.

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Zac Efron Rushed to Hospital

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Zac EfronChalk up another one for Cedars-Sinai..

The LA hospital welcomed another celebrity today when star was admitted to the hospital.  The 20-year-old was apparently suffering from a case of appendicitis.  According to his rep, the actor has since had his surgery and is now recuperating.  (Maybe can shoot a few new photos to keep him company?)

Efron, who has already been confirmed for the big-screen version of , is currently shooting the Freaky Friday-esque comedy, .

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