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Magic Mike XXL just got a very sexy new cast member.

Jada Pinkett Smith sat down with Queen Latifah yesterday, and confirmed that she would be signing on for the Magic Mike sequel.

“You know, Channing Tatum and Gregory Jacobs and Warner Bros. really took a chance,” she said. “There was a character written for a male that they wanted to turn into a female,” she said.

Unfortunately, Jada said she “can’t really reveal” much about her role at this time. She did, however, say fans will not be seeing her strip.

“It’s not one of those characters. But I’m excited about it,” she said.

Smith, who will be one of the few female characters in the film, says she’s not worried about being on a male-dominated set.

“I’m used to being around beefcake like that because you know who I live with!” she joked. “I”m used to that kind of beefcake-ness in my environment. I can handle it!”

In the meantime, Jada’s been busy working on TV’s Gotham, which she gave us a behind the scenes sneak peek at.

After 11 years on Saturday Night Live, Kenan Thompson may be ready to move on to bigger and better things.

According to TMZ, Thompson plans to leave the show at the end of the current season. This isn’t the first time it’s been rumored that Kenan was moving on from the sketch comedy series. Previous reports claimed he was exiting the show after last year’s 39th season, but was convinced to stay by executive producer Lorne Michaels.

An SNL spokesperson claims these reports are completely false, but only time will tell. The show’s 40th season airs this weekend. 

Speaking of SNL, Jim Carrey is the latest celebrity to be selected for a hosting gig on the upcoming season.

Carrey is slated to appear at some point during the season, though it is unclear at this time when that will be. With his new movie, Dumb and Dumber To, hitting theaters November 14, it stands to reason that the legendary funny-man may take the November 1 or 8 slot.

Interested in seeing Dumb and Dumber To? You could win the chance to take a ride in Harry and Lloyd’s mint condition Shaggin’ Wagon from New York City to L.A. for the film’s premiere.

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SOURCE: Us Magazine, Fox, Celebrity-Gossip.Net | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, WENN, Splash

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