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Let's Fan-Cast the Gritty Power Rangers Reboot Coming in 2016

Let's Fan-Cast the Gritty Power Rangers Reboot Coming in 2016

Originally posted 08/16/2014 05:30PM

Children and grown-ups alike flocked to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in its first weekend of release, and now Hollywood is betting the the '90s nostalgia wave will last least two more years – on Wenesday, Lionsgate announced that its Mighty Morphin Power Rangers reboot will hit theaters on Jully 22, 2016.

The studio has signed the the writers of Thor, to produce a script off a story by Star Trek's Robert Orci. There are no plot details yet, but knowing that Lionsgate was the studio behind Ender's Game, The Hunger Games and I, Frankenstein, it's likely the Power Rangers movie will skew in the same dour, effects-driven direction.

So let's cast the thing, then, with the quality of actors who might be able to bring a gritty realness to this tale of five teenagers with attitude picked to defeat the evil Rita Repulsa. We're gong to abide by the same racial casting standards used in the first iteration of the Power Rangers squad. If it makes you uncomfortable, that's OK – that awkwardness is practically an integral part of Power Rangers at this point.

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Are Brenda Song & Ex-Fiancé Trace Cyrus Back Together? | Brenda Song

Brenda Song & Trace Cyrus: Are They Back Together?

Originally posted 06/12/2013 04:30PM

Brenda Song's love life may be back on a high note.

The New Girl guest star, 25, sported a smile on Tuesday alongside her ex-fiancé, Miley Cyrus's brother Trace Cyrus, 24.

The pair – whose broken engagement was announced exactly one year from the date they were spotted together again – were photographed inside of a 7-Eleven in Studio City, Calif., where they purchased snacks and rented a movie.

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Trace Cyrus & Brenda Song Call Off Engagement | Brenda Song

Trace Cyrus, Brenda Song Call Off Engagement

Originally posted 06/11/2012 03:15PM

Trace Cyrus and actress Brenda Song have called off their engagement and ended their relationship.

"Brenda and I have decided to go our separate ways," Cyrus, 23, said in a statement. "We split up a couple of months ago. We will continue to focus on our careers."

The couple got engaged last October, but as of January, Cyrus said he and Song, 24, had not set a wedding date and were instead going to spend the year focusing on their careers.

Cyrus, the former lead singer of Metro Station, now performs under the name Ashland High, and Song recently appeared in The Social Network.

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Trace Cyrus Opens Up About Engagement to Brenda Song | Brenda Song

Trace Cyrus Isn't Rushing Down the Aisle with Brenda Song

Originally posted 01/31/2012 02:10PM

Trace Cyrus has his perfect wedding day in mind – but that doesn't mean he'll get his wish in the end.

"I want to have a Vegas wedding," Miley Cyrus's older brother, who popped the question to The Social Network actress Brenda Song in October, tells PEOPLE. "But [Brenda] doesn't want to do that, of course."

"Every girl wants a big, beautiful wedding," says Cyrus, 22. "And at the end of the day, I'll do whatever she wants."

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Trace Cyrus & Brenda Song Love Nesting with Their Dogs

Trace Cyrus & Brenda Song Love Nesting with Their Dogs

Originally posted 01/27/2012 09:00AM

They got engaged last October, but Trace Cyrus and Brenda Song have been practicing for life as a unit for the past year.

"We have our first house together," the musician tells PEOPLE. "We have four dogs, so it's nice to have a house with all our dogs."

Cyrus and Song's brood includes Ashland and Panda, two Shiba Inu siblings; Nash, a Maltese; and a 3-lb. Morkie named Jack Daniels, a Christmas present for Song. "We love all our dogs," Cyrus says. "We look at them as like kids to us. They kind of consume all our time at home if we're not doing business."

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Miley Cyrus's Brother Trace Is Engaged to Brenda Song | Brenda Song

Trace Cyrus & Brenda Song Are Engaged!

Originally posted 10/14/2011 05:00PM

Miley Cyrus is about to have a sister-in-law.

Her fellow former Disney star Brenda Song, 23, is engaged to Cyrus's older brother, Trace, 22.

"I am very excited to say, last week I asked my girlfriend Brenda Song to marry me and she said YES!" the former Metro Station rocker Tweeted on Friday. "We are both very excited to be engaged!"

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Disney Pal Defends Miley Cyrus | Brenda Strong, Miley Cyrus

Disney Pal Defends Miley Cyrus

Originally posted 04/24/2008 03:15PM

Miley Cyrus already has the support of the Jonas Brothers after several personal photos of the star leaked online, but she's also getting encouragement from someone else who knows what it's like to be in the spotlight.

"Miley is probably the most charismatic and strong 15-year-old I know," Brenda Song, 20, of Disney Channel's The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, told PEOPLE at the 2008 JCPenney Asian Excellence Awards in Los Angeles. "She brushes everything off with a smile. She is truly a diva – in a very good way!"

Song was also quick to defend the Hannah Montana star's photos. "I love Miley. I think she's a very talented actress and singer," she said. "Whatever she does in her personal life is her personal life."

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