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Finding Nemo 2 Release Date: Fans Hope Ellen DeGeneres to Play Dory

We found out five pieces of killer news today in the entertainment world. Get pumped.

1) Finding Nemo 2 is happening in 2015.



Andrew Stanton, the director of Finding Nemo and Wall-E, will be directing Finding Nemo 2, according to Deadline.com. Pixar hasn’t confirmed the film yet, but the rumors seem to be true. No details about the plot or the voicing have been released, but we hope Ellen DeGeneres comes back to play the affable, forgetful Dory. Stanton said earlier this year that he would love to direct a sequel to Finding Nemo, which earned over $867 million worldwide and won an Academy Award.

Phew! Maybe everyone will forget about John Carter.

2) Backstreet Boys are actually back.



Oh my god, they’re back again. Original Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson, who left in 2006, will rejoin the four other boys in a reunion performance on Good Morning America on August 31. All five "boys" are currently in a London studio with producer Martin Terefe on a new album set for release next spring.

3) Johnny Depp will star in Wes Anderson’s next film.



The Edward Scissorhands star will lead in The Grand Budapest Hotel. The movie will be set in Europe, and will likely be a critical hit for the actor who has made questionable career choices (see: Dark Shadows). When rumors first hit the internet, other big names such as Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Jeff Goldblum, Adrien Brody, Edward Norton, Jude Law, and Angela Lansbury appeared alongside Depp’s. So far, only Depp is on board. But I’d watch a one-man film with Depp, anyway.

4) Bob Dylan is releasing a new album in September.



Called Tempest, the album will be the 35th of his career. The release date, Sept. 11, will mark 50 years since his first album, Bob Dylan, dropped. Meanwhile, he’ll be on his tour.

Here are the track listings:

1. Duquesne Whistle
2. Soon After Midnight
3. Narrow Way
4. Long and Wasted Years
5. Pay In Blood
6. Scarlet Town
7. Early Roman Kings
8. Tin Angel
9. Tempest
10. Roll On John

5) Coachella is going out to sea.



The SoCal desert music festival will host its first-ever S.S. Coachella in December, as part of a growing trend of youth-focused music cruises. In two trips through the Caribbean, Pulp, Hot Chip, Girl Talk, Yeasayer, Sleigh Bells, and about 15 other acts will take the stage on the boat. Hello, booze cruise!

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