TI’s Weekend Round Up! (1.27.2015)

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This week, our weekend round up video brings you the latest once again.  From Gigi Hadid’s Model of the Year Award to all of the birthdays from the week, we have it all in once, two minute segment!

Watch our weekend round up video below and be sure to stay connected with TI!

 

Zendaya Coleman Reacts To Leaving Aaliyah Film & The New Casting! – Find Out What She Had To Say Here!

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Zendaya Coleman recently stepped down from playing Aaliyah in an upcoming Lifetime movie. Today it was revealed that Alexandra Shipp will be playing the role instead. Today, Zendaya took to her Instagram to tell her fans know why she stepped down, as well as her thoughts on the casting and film. Check out what Zendaya had to say in the clips below. We think Zendaya is a true class act and wish her lots of success on her next upcoming projects!

Disney’s “The Jungle Book” Casts Newcomer Neel Sethi As Mowgli

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After an extensive worldwide search ranging from New York to New Zealand, London to Canada, and all throughout the United States and India, The Walt Disney Studios is pleased to announce that 10-year-old Neel Sethi will play the part of Mowgli in Disney’s The Jungle Book. Neel is a newcomer from New York picked from among thousands of auditions, and his role in The Jungle Book marks his first foray into acting.

“Casting is the most important element of any film and finding the right kid to play Mowgli was imperative,” said director Jon Favreau. “Neel has tremendous talent and charisma. There is a lot riding on his little shoulders and I’m confident he can handle it.”

“Neel embodies the heart, humor, and daring of the character,” adds casting director Sarah Finn. “He’s warm and accessible, yet also has an intelligence well beyond his years and impressed us all with his ability to hold his own in any situation. Even though he has no professional acting experience, his natural charisma and instincts jumped out at us.”

As Mowgli, Neel will be the only actor onscreen in the film. The Jungle Book is a combination of live-action and animation and will be released in 3D on October 9, 2015.     

 

Stefanie Scott Joins ‘Insidious 3’ Cast!

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Stefanie Scott is heading to horror! That’s right, she has just been cast in the upcoming scary film ‘Insidious 3’! While the story line for the 3rd installment of the series is currently being kept under wraps, the film is set to hit theaters on April 3rd of next year. So be sure to hang on to your hats as this will be one spooky ride!

 

Sierra McCormick Cast In Horror Film ‘Some Kind Of Hate’

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Hang out to your hats Disney and horror fans, Sierra McCormick has been cast in the upcoming horror film Some Kind Of Hate.

The film follows a tightly wound kid who is often bullied by high schoolers and is sent away to a desert reform school where he accidentally summons a vengeful spirit to get revenge on his tormentors.

Sierra is currently filming SKOH in Los Angeles, California. Are you excited for this upcoming movie?

Scarlett Johansson & Lupita Nyong’o In Talks For Live Action ‘Jungle Book’ Film

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Disney fans rejoice! Superstar actresses Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong’o are in talks to star in the upcoming live action remake of Disney’s The Jungle Book which is set to be directed by Jon Favreau and will also star actor Idris Elba and more to be announced soon. The film is due out on October 9, 2015.

Will you be heading to theaters to watch The Jungle Book next fall?

Nick Jonas Set To Return To TV With Co-Starring Role In DirecTV’s New MMA Drama ‘Navy St.’

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For the first time since the Disney Channel’s Jonas and Jonas L.A., Nick Jonas will be taking off his guest star hat and heading back to the small screen full time!

According to a story by The Hollywood Reporter, Nick is set to co-star in DirecTV’s Navy St., a gritty, family drama centered around a mixed martial arts gym in Venice, CA called Navy Street, run by Alvey Henderson (played by Frank Grillo), “a former fighter whose drug addiction prevented him from making it big.”

Nick will be playing Alvey’s son, Nate Henderson, a “shy kid who receives a UFC contract,” and is, subsequently, his “father’s pride and joy,” all while dealing with the impact of the addiction issues of his older brother, Jay (played by Jonathan Tucker), with whom he lives.

Kiele Sanchez, formerly of A&E’s The Glades, sits top-bill with Nick, and will be playing Lisa Prince, Alvey’s long-time girlfriend.

Production is set to begin May 5 in Los Angeles on a total of ten episodes and will air on DirecTV’s Audience Network in the fall. We can’t wait to find out more about this exciting new project for him! In the meantime, we’ll keep counting down the days until the season finale of Hawaii Five-0, where Nick will reprise his role as evil mastermind Ian Wright!

What do you think about this role for Nick? Can you see him as an MMA fighter? Just take a look at his healthy living selfie once again up there — we rest our case!

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