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Robert Redford In Negotiations For Captain America Sequel

Acting legend Robert Redford is in talks to join the cast of the Captain America sequel.

The movie veteran is slated to make his debut in the comic book movie genre as a high-powered government agent, opposite Chris Evans and Sebastian Stan in Captain America: Winter Soldier.

Joe & Anthony Russo will start shooting the sequel in May, according to The Hollywood Reporter.


The X Factor’s Rachel Crow Signs Record And TV Deal

America has not seen the last of Rachel Crow. The 14-year-old, whose run on The X Factor ended with an emotional on-stage breakdown, has signed a record deal with Columbia Records and a talent deal with Nickelodeon. Under her deal with Columbia, Crow will record her debut album. Her deal with Nickelodeon includes a recurring role on several episodes of Fred: The Show as well her own musical comedy series.

Crow tells The Hollywood Reporter that life after her elimination from The X Factor has “been amazing.” “It’s “A couple days after the elimination I just found myself sitting home asking myself, ‘What am I going to do now?’ And I never would’ve thought that this is what I was going do now. So, it’s pretty amazing. I’m very thankful and I feel very blessed to have all this,” she said.

“Columbia was awesome for me. This is the top, which is really cool,” she added. “Beyonce and Adele. And I’m in the same family as them, which is really awesome.”

Ryan Seacrest To Launch Cable Network

Ryan Seacrest is slated to launch the new cable network AXS TV.

The network is a newly-rebranded version of the Mark Cuban channel HDNet and will focus on past and upcoming music concerts (to which Cuban has access as head of live concert promoter AEG), lifestyle shows and celebrity news. Seacrest is currently a stakeholder in the network; no plans for on-air appearances by Seacrest have yet been disclosed.
News of the network originally surfaced last year, when The Hollywood Reporter noted that Seacrest, AEG, and Creative Artists Agency were in talks to launch a “music, pop culture and lifestyle oriented” cable network as a kind of “Sports Center for pop culture” and that the group had been in talks to helm VH1’s Soul program.

Warrant Singer Jani Lane Dead At 47

Warrant rocker Jani Lane has reportedly been found dead in a Southern California hotel. TMZ reports Lane’s body was discovered in a room at the Comfort Inn in Woodland Hills, California on Thursday night. Authorities have not determined a cause of death. No other details were released. Lane was 47. He is survived by four children, two ex-wives and his current wife Kimberly.

Lane, whose real name is John Kennedy Oswald, joined Warrant in the mid-80s and became the lead vocalist and main songwriter. He is responsible for writing the hits “Cherry Pie,” “Heaven,” “I Saw Red” and “Down Boys.” Lane left Warrant for the first time in 1993, but returned just one year later. He left the band again in 2004 and returned for a brief time in 2008. Lane released his only solo album, “Back Down To One,” in 2003.

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No Muppets Movie For Glee Star, Jane Lynch

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Actress Jane Lynch has laughed off reports she’s landed a role in the new Muppets  movie.
The Glee star has been linked to the upcoming film, but Lynch is adamant she isn’t a part of the Disney project.

She tells The Hollywood Reporter, “I’m not doing the Muppets movie. They haven’t asked me.” But Lynch admits she is secretly hoping for a role in the film, adding: “I would do it if they asked me.”