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  • Josh Peck Recommends John Stamos to Replace Zayn Malik in One Direction

    ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) --  When it comes to music, John Stamos is no slouch.

    Not only did the 51-year-old play a musician in Full House, he's toured with the legendary Beach Boys.

    So, when Zayn Malik, 22, quit One Direction Wednesday, actor Josh Peck, who plays Stamos' son in an upcoming show, took to Vine to recommend a replacement.

    ".@onedirection FANS. Don't worry guys, I found ZAYN's replacement!! @JohnStamos," Peck wrote on Twitter, coupled with a Vine video.


    The video is amazing and features Stamos singing One Direction's song "You Don't Know You're Beautiful."

    Stamos also posted his own message about the audition.

    "The day I've been waiting for!#Zaynmalik #OneDirection #Stamostime @shuapeck," he wrote.




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  • Kerry Washington Reveals She Live Tweeted 'Scandal' While in Labor

    ABC/Adam Taylor(NEW YORK) -- Kerry Washington is super dedicated to her role as the star of Scandal and live tweets every episode of the hit ABC series.

    In fact, the Emmy Award-nominated actress live tweeted while she was in labor last year.

    "Every Thursday within three weeks of my [daughter’s] due date, I loaded up pre-tweets based on the episodes and what I would want to say. I tweeted in the very early stages of my labor," she told Net-A-Porter's The Edit magazine. "I figured that if I went completely silent on social media, then people would know I was in the hospital!"

    Washington and her husband, former NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha, welcomed their first child, Isabelle Amarachi, in April 2014.

    It almost sounds like something her character Olivia Pope might do as a political fixer. Still, Washington said the two have one big difference.

    "A lot of therapy!" she quipped.

    "In some ways, she's so aspirational -- you want to walk like her, dress like her, command attention like her and control a situation like her. In other ways, she's a warning of what not to be," Washington continued. "Not to say that I have it all together, but I think I have a little bit more awareness about my behavior patterns and I do the work it takes to get out of them."

    Scandal airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

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  • "Furious 7" Features Touching Tribute to Paul Walker

    Photo by William Volcov/BrazilPhotoPress/LatinContent/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Fast & Furious fans should prepare to break out the Kleenex when the latest installment in the franchise, Furious 7, opens next Friday.

    Tyrese Gibson, one of the film's stars, said the film will end with a touching tribute to the late Paul Walker, who died off the set in a single-car accident in 2013 in the middle of filming.

    "The tribute at the end is the most beautiful thing you’ll ever see," the actor told HuffPost Live Wednesday. "All the things you love about Fast & Furious are in there, but this tribute is so touching, and necessary. The fans are really going to appreciate it."

    Star Vin Diesel, speaking to Variety earlier this week, said fans will be surprised by just how "emotionally powerful" the film is.

    "We were successful in one-upping the action sequences, and adding an interesting dynamic to the world," Diesel said. "But what the world won’t anticipate is how emotionally powerful the movie is."

    Diesel even went so far as to make a prediction: "Universal is going to have the biggest movie in history with this movie. It will probably win best picture at the Oscars, unless the Oscars don’t want to be relevant ever."

    Repeating his prediction, he added, "There is nothing that will ever come close to the power of this thing."

    After Walker's tragic death, production halted for four months and resumed with Walker's look-alike brothers Cody and Caleb helping to complete some of his scenes.

    "Our first instinct was to quit and let it go," Gibson told HuffPost Live, "but when his family said they were in support of us finishing the movie, we made everything about [Paul]. We finished it for our brother, and now it's about celebrating his life."

    Furious 7 hits theaters April 3.

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  • "Downton Abbey" Will End After Next Season

    ITV(NEW YORK) -- It appears the rumors are true. Popular PBS drama Downton Abbey will end after its sixth season.

    Series executive producer Gareth Neame announced the news Thursday. In a statement, he says: "Millions of people around the world have followed the journey of the Crawley family and those who serve them for the last five years. Inevitably there comes a time when all shows should end andDownton is no exception."

    "We wanted to close the doors of Downton Abbey when it felt right and natural for the story lines to come together and when the show was still being enjoyed so much by its fans," the statement continues. "We can promise a final season full of all the usual drama and intrigue, but with the added excitement of discovering how and where they all end up."

    "We, like the fans, simply cannot wait to see what will happen to the Crawley family and their beloved staff as this incredible series culminates in Season 6," PBS president and CEO Paula Kerger said in a staement. "The series has enjoyed such success over the past five seasons and we’ll certainly be working alongside Carnival, Masterpiece and PBS member stations to make Season 6 the biggest yet. Until then, Sunday nights on PBS continue to offer fans a full slate of ‘must view’ British and, soon, American historical drama."

    Season five of Downton Abbey just ended in the U.S. on PBS. The cast is currently filming the show's sixth season.

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    Sara Evans Blasts Fox's 'Last Man on Earth': 'I Was Thoroughly Disgusted'

    It's a good thing Will Forte's last man standing Phil Miller doesn't have to share an apocalyptic earth with Sara Evans. The "Slow Me Down" singer recently went on a Facebook rant about Forte's Fox series The Last Man on Earth, which casts the Saturday Night Live alum as the only...

    Electronica Titans Leftfield Return With First Music in 16 Years

    Leftfield are finally ready to release a follow-up to 1999's Rhythm and Stealth. The British electro project, which notched a couple of minor U.S. dance hits with cinematic "Song of Life" and "Afro-Left" in the mid-Nineties, will put out a new, 10-track record – Alternative Light Source – on June...

    Watch Brandon Flowers' 'Simply Irresistible' Robert Palmer Cover

    Brandon Flowers performed a handful of new songs from his upcoming solo LP The Desired Effect at a hometown gig at the Bunkhouse Saloon in Las Vegas earlier this week. But as Stereogum points out, amidst the new material, the Killers frontman snuck in a delightful cover of Robert Palmer's "Simply Irresistible."

    Considering he operates...

    Rihanna Asserts Her Dominance on New Song 'Bitch Better Have My Money'

    UPDATE: "Bitch Better Have My Money" is now available on iTunes.

    Rihanna has released "Bitch Better Have My Money," the second single off her forthcoming, as-yet-untitled eighth album. After teasing the song's cover art on Instagram, the singer released sneak peeks of the track's intro and outro exclusively on the lip-synching app Dubsmash. Listen...

    One Direction Members Respond to Zayn Malik's Exit

    Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson have broken their silence following Zayn Malik's exit from the group. One Direction's remaining members have tweeted separately and have shared some words of comfort for their fans.

    "So glad to be in bed after a long and strange 24 hours," posted...

    Scott Weiland 'Embarrassed' by Bad Behavior at Boston Meet and Greet

    Scott Weiland apologized on Facebook for a disastrous VIP meet and greet following a concert in Boston with his band the Wildabouts earlier this month. "I'm embarrassed by my behavior and some of the things that I said," Weiland wrote. "Fans don’t deserve that. Without our fans and supporters, we would not...

    Billy Corgan: Smashing Pumpkins' Future 'Is Kind of Murky'

    Billy Corgan has given hints recently that Smashing Pumpkins could be coming to an end, saying in a pair of interviews following the release of Monuments to an Elegy that "The next album is like the end, end, end. The trite way to say it is, 'I'm over rock & roll'" and...

    5 Most Insane Reactions to Zayn Malik Quitting One Direction

    Today was a heartbreaking day for One Direction fans, as Zayn Malik announced his departure from the group and stated that he wants "to be a normal 22-year-old." "I think I'd love to be involved with it still, because obviously, we'll be working in the industry for an extended amount of time...

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