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Katie Cassidy

The Newest ’50 Shades’ Rumors: Katie Cassidy to Play Anastasia Steele?

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I know you might not know who she is if you don’t watch TV (she’s apparently been on quite a many shows like ‘Supernatural’ and ‘Gossip Girl’ to name two), but you just might know her from the ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ reboot, or the chick who was in talks to replace Megan Fox in ‘Transformers’. Apparently she’s up to bat for the protagonist’s role in ’50 Shades of Grey’.

From Entertainmentwise:

After last week’s Emma Watson rumours, it seems there’s a new favourite for the coveted role of submissive Anastasia Steele in the movie adaptation of ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’.

The 25-year-old even fanned the rumours of the story herself by tweeting a link to a news report that connected her to the role. She’s also the perfect age to become the lover of billionaire sadist Christian Grey.

Doubling her chances of appearing in any adaptation is the fact that she has also been linked to playing the other major female protagonist from the novel, Ana’s best friend Kate Kavanagh. That role will entail less whipping, but will not be as higher profile. However Kate is a feisty character herself.

Websites like the IBTimes have linked Cassidy to Kavanagh, who almost has the same name as her possible character.

Cassidy currently plays Laurel Lance in new television series Arrow She is also known for her roles in the series’ Supernatural Melrose Place and Gossip Girl. She’s the daughter of former teen-idol David Cassidy.

Other actresses linked to the role include Watson, Elizabeth Olsen, Kristen Stewart and Mila Kunis.

Seems to me that this girl is on the very brink of breaking into having a “real” movie career, and not as a second-rate Tina on poor remakes of original horror flicks. If Katie actually landed this role, she could very well be the next Kristen Stewart, because God knows Kristen Stewart’s career is f-cking over.

Meet Megan Fox’s Transformers Replacement

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Her name is Katie Cassidy, she’s David Cassidy‘s daughter and she most recently starred in Michael Bay’s remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, which, if I’m being completely honest was the absolute balls. And I, uh, mean that in a good way.

Since the snooty Fox decided that Transformers was beneath her and wanted to stretch her legs (and nude scenes) in her upcoming indie film, Passion Play, producers for the Transformers franchise didn’t want to waste any time or effort in replacing the “irreplaceable” star, and didn’t find it all that hard to do so, either. A source close to the production dishes:

“Michael worked with Katie on A Nightmare On Elm Street and he sees her as the perfect choice. Megan was unknown when she was cast in the first Transformers and Katie is in that same mold. She even looks a little like Megan — only blonde.”

I’m kind of hoping that this entire “I’m a serious actress!” thing blows up in Megan’s face … I mean, without Michael Bay at her back, she’s probably going to continue to do low-budget indie movies that will end up on the dusty bottom rack of a second-rate movie rental store — if these movies even make it that far, at any rate.

Jenna Elfman Is Physically Threatening Me with Her Womb

I got scared when I saw this photo of Jenna Elfman on the People’s Choice Awards red carpet. Don’t get me wrong, human pregnancy is a wonderful, beautiful thing … that scares the beejezus out of me. This photo screams the word “ADOPT.” Why do pregnant women have to look so distended? I look at this and it just doesn’t seem healthy. That’s okay. There are little orphans in Russia who will need my parenting one day. I think adopting is better anyway, especially from a foreign country. When you conceive and birth a child vaginally, she can be all like “You brought me into this world and so now you have to deal with my temper tantrums and my methamphetamine use and my late-night car sex with my much older, bearded, creepy boyfriend.” When they’re adopted you can always just be like, “Would you rather be in a Russian orphanage than inside doing your math homework? Someone would probably be raping you right now. Bet you wouldn’t be so fond of the creepy beard then. ”

Also, Cobra Starship has a gang sign. I know this because lead singer Gabe Saporta flashed it on the red carpet. Get it? One hand is the cobra and the other hand is the starship. Um, Evil Beet needs a gang sign you guys, like, ASAP. If you have ideas, email me the photo of you flashing it. We’re coming up with something.

Oh, Hayley Williams of Paramore. I think you’re one of the most talented young musicians coming up right now, but I cannot wait until you outgrow the “I need to be weird to be cool” phase. You’re a pretty girl. Stop un-doing that.

And Katie Cassidy. I understand that I’m supposed to hate you. I do not. I look forward to your red carpet photos and always think you’re beautiful and well-dressed. I hate myself a little for that, but it’s true. Plus you’re rocking the over-the-shoulder side braid that practically brought me to tears of joy on Rachel McAdams. I wear my hair like that all the time now. I’m wearing it like that in my new Facebook photo. I just wish it were longer so it could look that beautiful! (Do they do clip-in side braids?)

A billion other photos from the red carpet are in the gallery below. The Glee kids were there, which makes me happy. I don’t know who won. I don’t especially care. Maybe Molly will come on later and tell you, and maybe she won’t. I don’t expect many of you care, and everyone on Twitter said the actual awards show sucked. It’s all about the dresses, baby! (And the gang signs.)