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Jeff Sneider reveals the exclusive list of the seven women aiming to star in the second season of HBO’s “True Detective.” Creator Nic Pizzolatto and network executives are holding final auditions to make their selection for the female lead. The ladies are: Rosario Dawson (“Sin City”), Jessica Biel (“Total Recall”), Jaimie Alexander (“Thor”), Malin Akerman (“Trophy Wife“), Brit Marling (“Babylon”), Kelly Reilly (“Flight”), and Oona Chaplin (“Game of Thrones“). Rumored actresses Elisabeth Moss (“Mad Men“) and Rachel McAdams (“About Time”) have not been completely ruled out. The lead actress could be opposite the trio of lead men Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch, and Vince Vaughn. The Wrap

Calling it an “absolute stunner,” Universal Pictures is negotiating the return of lead actor Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass to the “Bourne” film series. The most recent spinoff movie, “The Bourne Legacy,” starred Jeremy Renner and was directed by Justin Lin. As reported, “the studio is so bullish” on a Damon/Greengrass return, they want to seal fast deals in order to still make a release slot of July 16, 2016. Deadline

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Watch legendary singer and actress Barbra Streisand as she makes her first late night TV appearance in over 50 years. She guested on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Monday night. Her first moments on the show were in a fun duet with Fallon as he impersonated Elvis Presley, Blake Shelton, and Michael Buble. She then took over the desk as Fallon sat in the guest chair for the interview. Variety

Hopeful “American Idol contestants in Brooklyn will see a surprise face among the judges. Eighth season finalist Adam Lambert will be alongside regular judges Harry Connick, Jr. and Jennifer Lopez. Country star Keith Urban is on a short leave of absence due to the sudden death of his father-in-law, father of wife Nicole Kidman. Broadway World

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Two more entries are unveiled in the Oscar race for Best Foreign Language Film. Hong Kong selects the Ann Hui biopic “The Golden Era”. It is about Xiao Hong, one of the most influential Chinese writers of the early 20th century. Latvia nominates the Signe Baumane animated film “Rocks in My Pockets.” It is about a depression haunting three generations of a family. Hollywood Reporter links: Hong Kong, Latvia

Live feeds for the CBS reality show “Big Brother” are currently disabled. While not confirmed, the reason for the black-out is most likely a secret eviction that is being pre-taped. The network doesn’t want viewers to know who will be kicked out on the Tuesday evening episode, so a ticker is scrolling on the screen informing online watchers of the situation. Cinema Blend

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