'Scandal's' Casting Scandal: Shonda Rhimes Speaks!

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Your Daily Roundup of Hollywood Happenings & Star Shenanigans!

Scandal Casting News Falls ‘Short’: “Scandal” was in the midst of a mini casting scandal this week, when a report claimed that Columbus Short’s character, Harrison Wright, would be replaced by “World War Z” actor Eric West. Show creator Shonda Rhimes channeled her inner Olivia Pope and squashed the report, Tweeting, “I’ve never heard of Eric West. Harrison is not being recast EVER. How about reporters CHECK THEIR SOURCES before running with a story?” She then followed up with “Um, @Deadline? Handle yourself,” a Tweet that ousted former Deadline queen Nikki Finke was sure to find delight in!

New “Guardians of the Galaxy” Pics: Marvel fans were treated to a closer look at Chris Pratt’s Star Lord character from the upcoming Marvel space adventure. “Guardians of the Galaxy” is shaping up to be the perfect way to end the summer movie season!

Chris Pratt’s Star Lord ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

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The “Apes” Speak!: “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” has a new trailer and Caesar, played by new “ Star Wars” actor Andy Serkis, has dialogue! The sequel to 2011 James Franco movie with Jason Clarke and Keri Russell debuts on July 11.

A Little Silly For Your Day: Who doesn’t love stars goofing off?! Take a look back at this week’s best Celebrity Silliness including Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Rihanna and more!

-- Jesse Spero

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