Olivia Holt is seriously taking over the world and JJJ is loving it!
The 17-year-old I Didn’t Do It actress was just cast as Aurora for The Pasadena Playhouse’s upcoming Panto, Sleeping Beauty And Her Winter Knight!
Olivia joins Lucy Lawless as Carabosse, David Engel as Nanny Tickle, Tamyra Gray as The Good Fairy, and Ben Giroux as Silly Billy.
Opening on December 10th, Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight updates the classic fairytale in the style of a traditional British family Panto, and is a singing and soaring winter adventure that features family-friendly magic, with a comedic twist, dancing, a live pony, interaction with the audience and contemporary music from Jessie J‘s “Domino” to John Legend‘s “All Of Me,” and more.
Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight runs through January 4th with tickets on sale NOW. Head on over to PasadenaPlayhouse.org, for more info.
Ariana Grande‘s older brother Frankie has just been cast in “Rock of Ages” on Broadway!
The 21-year-old entertainer’s bro will be playing the role of Franz in the musical held at the Helen Hayes Theatre from November 10 through January 18.
“I’m so unbelievably excited,” Frankie told People. “I have wanted to play Franz ever since I first saw the show. I think it is one of the best, funniest, most clever roles.”
In case you didn’t know, Frankie performed in “Mamma Mia!” back in 2007 and was a contestant on Big Brother this past summer.
“huge congrats to my big brother @FrankieJGrande going back to Broadway. so so proud of u! u deserve it,” Ariana tweeted.
Bella Thorne is one busy lady!
According to Deadline, the 17-year-old actress/singer just joined the cast of the upcoming animated flick Underdogs, which hits theaters on April 10, 2015!
The Argentine-Spanish family movie follows a “shy but talented foosball player who defends his town and his girl from a nefarious soccer player with the help of his foosball table figurines, who come magically to life.”
The star-studded cast also includes Ariana Grande, Nicholas Hoult, Matthew Morrison, Katie Holmes, and more.
Congrats on the new gig, Bella! We can’t wait to see it!
Jennette McCurdy fans – are you ready for this?!
According to Variety, the 22-year-old actress has been cast in the upcoming Netflix original survivalist thriller series Between.
The first season will feature six hour-long episodes about a town that is under siege from a mysterious disease that killed everybody — except for those under 21 years of age.
“So excited to announce that I’ll be starring in the new thriller series #BETWEEN coming to Netflix, City, and shomi in 2015!” Jennette tweeted.
ARE YOU EXCITED to see Jennette McCurdy on her new show Between?
Here’s some exciting news to end our week with – Jena Malone is rumored to playing the female version of Robin in the new film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice!
One of the extras who was present for a scene at Michigan State University told a local news station in Detroit “that the character of Robin is now female,” according to Variety.
It is rumored that Jena will be playing the role of Carrie Kelly, a girl who gets rescued by Batman and becomes the new Robin after saving his life in return.
This would be the second major franchise for Jena, who currently plays Johanna Mason in The Hunger Games series.
Congrats to Jaz Sinclair!
The actress is set to play Angela, Radar’s girlfriend in the upcoming Paper Towns big screen adaption.
“So psyched that @JazSinclair will be Angela in the #papertowns movie. She and @JusticetheSmith are so great together. YAY YAY YAY,” author John Green tweeted once the news was out.
Justice, who will portray Radar, added, “Jaz is a phenomenal actress and a great friend! Can’t wait to start!”
Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne, Halston Sage and Austin Abrams also star in the film, out in theaters next November.
Amazing news – the Paper Towns cast is filling itself out nicely!
Halston Sage, Justice Smith, and Austin Abrams have officially landed the roles of Lacey, Radar, and Ben in the upcoming film adaptation of John Green‘s popular novel.
“Thrilled that @halstonsage will be Lacey in the #PaperTownsMovie. Such a smart and talented actress, and a big fan of the book,” John tweeted. “I don’t know if Justice Smith has a twitter, but he is going to be Radar in Paper Towns, and I AM VERY EXCITED. #GetJusticeOnTwitter”
Meanwhile, John RTed news that Austin had also been cast, joining Cara Delevingne and Nat Wolff in the main roles.
WHAT DO YOU THINK of the Paper Towns cast so far?