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Samantha Barks, not Taylor Swift, playing Eponine in ‘Les Mis’; Sofia Vergara very desirable, says poll

It seems that Taylor Swift won’t be playing Eponine in Tom Hooper’s “Les Miserables” after all. Newcomer Samantha Barks has been given the role, according to the film’s producer Cameron Mackintosh. (He also produced the 10th anniversary concert.) Barks played the vocally gifted urchin in a 2010 production and for the 25th anniversary concert. All seems right with the world again. (Deadline)

Sofia Vergara. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Birthday boy Justin Timberlake is reportedly in talks to join Clint Eastwood’s baseball movie, “Trouble With the Curve.” He would play Eastwood’s baseball player turned scout friend (or rival), who also takes an interest in his daughter, played by Amy Adams. (Variety)

David Letterman will celebrate the 30th anniversary of his “Late Show” tonight without much fanfare. Howard Stern will be his guest Wednesday and Bill Murray appeared on the show Tuesday with a flaming cupcake. See that moment below. (NY Times)

Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint are gonna make it after all, after the jump.

Daniel Radcliffe has assured an uneasy public that he and his “Potter” co-star Rupert Grint are real friends, even though they don’t text: “We are lazy texters. We’ve never texted each other back.” (People)

Paul Brittain has reportedly left “Saturday Night Live” to “pursue other projects.” We’ll always have Lord Wyndemere. (EW)

This is what Miley Cyrus has been up to: “cracked my tail bone doing a front flip ... on to the couch. thats like when i tripped over a pillow and broke my arm. #onlyme.” I guess that’s pretty cool? It’s pretty cool. (@MileyCyrus)

Prince William and Duchess Kate have added a cute puppy to their family. (Us Weekly)

As promised, here’s Bill Murray presenting David Letterman with a cupcake. He lights the candles in a rather unconventional way.


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