Zac Efron Denied a Role in Magic Mike XXL, George Clooney Joins Downton Abbey + More in Today’s First Dibs

Unfortunately Zac Efron won’t be stripping down for Magic Mike XXL, George Clooney will play a wedding guest on a major show (following his actual wedding), romance rumors swirl around Katie Holmes and Robin Thicke, and more of today’s First Dibs.

  • Sources say Channing Tatum denied Zac Efron a part Magic Mike XXL. Depressing, we know. [Naughty but Nice Rob]
  • George Clooney will make an cameo in a Downtown Abbey charity sketch. [Time]
  • Despite rumors, it looks like Katie Holmes and Robin Thicke do not have a “new romance” brewing. [Gossip Cop]
  • Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius was declared not guilty of premeditated murder when he shot and killed his girlfriend last Valentine’s Day. He’ll continue with court proceedings for possible “culpable homicide.” [Washington Post]
  • Liv Tyler is pregnant with baby number two. [Hollywood Life]
  • Vanessa Lachey shows off her growing baby bump. [E!]

  • Leah Michele and boyfriend Matthew Paetz move in together. [People]
  • Ellen Pompeo says, “I definitely don’t have a strong desire to act after Grey’s.” [Buzzfeed]
  • Controversy arose when an autopsy revealed Joan Rivers’ true cause of death. [OK!]
  • The cast of Married With Children reunite 17 years later. [Yahoo!]
  • Bromance King Channing Tatum reveals his biggest fear on Ellen. [Today]

Even though Efron isn’t going to be in the upcoming Magic Mike sequel, we’ll always have this moment:

[Photo Credit: MTV]

Pizza is bae. And yes, I still say bae.
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