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'Independence Day 2' Will Feature a Female President!

Huge casting news for the highly anticipated movie Independence Day 2Sela Ward will be playing the President of the United States!

You heard that right, a female president will be featured in the upcoming blockbuster movie. Her character’s name will be President Lanford, according to Deadline.

Sela previously worked with the film’s director Roland Emmerich on the movie The Day After Tomorrow.

Returning for the film are Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, and Vivica A. Fox along with newcomers to the cast, Liam Hemsworth, Joey King, Maika Monroe, and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

CBS Cancels 'CSI: NY' After 9 Seasons, 'Vegas' Ending Too

Sad news for all fans of the long-running series CSI: NY – it has been canceled by CBS after nine seasons on the air.

The show, which most recently starred Gary Sinise and Sela Ward, ended its ninth season back in February. It was the third series in the CSI franchise, which now is only represented on television by the original.

If you still want to catch episodes of the show on TV, you can watch repeats during the daytime on Spike TV and in the evening on TNT.

It is also being reported that Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis‘ freshman series Vegas is coming to an end as well.

Other shows getting the axe on CBS include Rules of Engagement and Theo JamesGolden Boy.

ARE YOU SAD that CSI: NY and Vegas have been canceled?

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Sela Ward Joins 'CSI: NY' Cast; Replaces Melina Kanakaredes

Sela Ward is joining the cast of CSI: New York!

The 54-year-old actress replaces Melina Kanakaredes on the show. Sela will portray “an experienced investigator from Washington, D.C. whose work is driven by her empathy for the victim” (via EW).

“I am thrilled to be working with Gary [Sinise] and this terrific group of people,” Sela shared. “I’m a huge fan.”

You can catch Sela on CSI: NY beginning this fall! The show will air Fridays at 9/8c on CBS.

Penn Badgley Premieres The Stepfather

Penn Badgley joins co-star Amber Heard on the red carpet at premiere of their new movie, The Stepfather at the SVA Theater on Monday (October 12) in New York City.

The 22-year-old actor told about his character in the movie: “His name is Michael and he’s a reformed…for lack of a better word, f—ed up. He’s back at military school and he finds that his stepfather is suspicious.” Check out the trailer for the movie at

Also pictured: Penn‘s co-stars Sela Ward and Dylan Walsh as well as his Gossip Girl co-star Taylor Momsen.

15+ pictures inside of Penn Badgley premiering The StepfatherMore Here! »

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The Race to Erase MS 2007

Tara Reid, Michelle Rodriguez, Nicky Hilton, Sela Ward, and Melissa George model Tommy Hilfiger clothes on stage at the 14th Annual Race To Erase MS “Dance to Erase MS” charity event.

In hopes of raising awareness and money for multiple-sclerosis treatment and research, the event was held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on Friday night in Century City, Calif.

30+ pictures inside of Tara, Michelle, Nicky, Sela, and MelissaMore Here! »

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