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Our girl NeNe Leakes has hopped onto the cast of the 18th season of Dancing with the Stars. The show is set to premiere March 24th on ABC. Check out the full list of the cast, along with their pro dancers, below:

Billy Dee Williams & Emma Slater

Candace Cameron Bure & Mark Ballas

Charlie White & Sharna Burgess

Cody Simpson & Witney Carson

Danica McKellar & Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Diana Nyad & Henry Byalikov

Drew Carey & Cheryl Burke

James Maslow & Peta Murgatroyd

Meryl Davis & Maksim Chmerkovskiy

NeNe Leakes & Tony Dovolani

Sean Avery & Karina Smirnoff

Amy Purdy & Derek Hough

Apparently there’s been beef a-brewing between 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen and screenwriter John Ridley. The two have reportedly been feuding over the screenplay credit for their film for quite some time.

TheWrap reports:

Ridley turned down McQueen’s request for shared screenplay credit, TheWrap has learned. He won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay on Sunday and did not thank the director in his acceptance speech, striding past him on his way to the podium but pausing to hug director David O. Russell. Some observers interpreted McQueen’s unsmiling applause as half-hearted (see gif).

McQueen later took the microphone at the end of the evening when “12 Years a Slave” won Best Picture, and made no mention of the writer.

Drama. Read for more details over at TheWrap.

Captain Phillips star Barkhad Abdi reportedly only got a small cut of the $55 million film. The Oscar-nominated star reportedly only earned $65,000 for his performance. Despite this, Abdi is moving forward and currently reading scripts to find his next movie role.

300: Rise of Empire hits theaters this Friday. Check out the trailer above highlighting the heroes of the prequel. Join us tomorrow as the countdown continues and we highlight the villains.

Lastly, the 50 Cent produced crime-drama Power is set to hit the Starz network this year. The series cast includes Omari Hardwick and Naturi Naughton. Watch the trailer here.

SOURCE: E!Online, TheWrap, DailyMail UK, Starz | PHOTO CREDIT: Splash, WENN, Getty

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