3 Broke Girls, apparently
Lindsay Lohan‘s new docu-series Lindsay is set to premiere on Oprah Winfrey‘s OWN network this Sunday night but today we learn that she will be making another television debut in a few weeks. Lindsay has signed on for a guest appearance on the CBS series 2 Broke Girls in an episode that is scheduled to air next month. L. Lo will play a character named Claire Guinness who hires the main characters Max and Caroline for a little job. HMMM. Click below to learn more about Lindsay‘s upcoming appearance on the CBS sitcom. More »
Last month we learned that the new Batman prequel series Gotham has cast Benjamin McKenzie in the lead role of Detective Jim Gordon and Jada Pinkett-Smith as the villainous bad guy Fish Mooney. Today we learn that the series has cast the pre-teen versions of Bruce Wayne (who grows up to become Batman) and Selina Kyle (who grows up to become Catwoman). Actors David Mazouz (who starred alongside Kiefer Sutherland in the Fox series Touch) and Camren Bicondova (a newcomer to Hollywood) will play the young versions of the iconic characters of Batman and Catwoman. Because this is a prequel series, the focus will NOT be on Batman … but any prequel series that is set in Gotham City must feature, at least in some way, the Bat and Cat characters that we love so much. More »
Together on TV Again
Last week we learned the happy news that longtime couple Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher finally got themselves engaged to be married and today we learn that the enfianced couple are now planning to work together professionally. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Mila will guest star on an upcoming episode of Ashton Kutcher‘s CBS TV series Two and a Half Men. I guess the couple that works together, stays together. As you may know, Mila and Ashton were castmates many moons ago when they both starred on the Fox series That 70′s Show, so they do have some experience working together on TV. Read on for more deets about Mila‘s guest role on Ashton‘s show. More »
Yesterday we learned the still unconfirmed news that Scarlett Johansson is pregnant with her first child and, as you may recall, speculation began as to what ScarJo‘s pregnancy will mean for filming production of the planned superhero sequel film to The Avengers. As you may know, Scarlett plays Black Widow, a superhero that kicks all kinds of ass in a super tight-fitting body suit … and as such, she is unable to have any kind of baby bump in the film. According to new reports, Scarlett will be forced to film her scenes for the sequel to The Avengers as soon as possible, which means the production schedule of the entire film has to be fast-tracked to get in front of her pregnancy. More »
But where are the Stars?
The cast of the 18th season of Dancing with the Stars was revealed this morning and at first look, it would appear that DWTS is pretty light on actual stars. The season 18 cast is comprised of Olympic athletes, reality TV stars, former child stars and Billy Dee Williams (who, IMHO, is the most famous person on the cast). A couple of weeks ago, it was reported that DWTS has decided to replace longtime host Brooke Burke-Charvet with new host Erin Andrews, so the show is going thru a bit of a shake-up in an attempt to win more viewers. But, with a cast like this … I can’t say that I, in particular, am inspired to watch the new season of the show. Click below to find out which “stars” will be dancing on the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars. More »
Is Adam the new Darth Vader?
Thus far, we’ve heard a lot of rumors about who might play what role in the upcoming new Star Wars film but today we learn THE MOST RIDICULOUS casting rumor yet … and I fear the rumor may turn out to be truth. According to Variety, Girls star Adam Driver is being considered as the main bad guy villain in Star Wars: Episode VII … which means he would basically be the Darth Vader of the film. If this report had come from In Touch or Us Weekly, I don’t think I’d be sweating the news as anything more than silly rumor … but when Variety says that Driver is close to signing on to play the new villain in Star Wars? Yeah, I’m effing CONCERNED! More »
Oh My Goddess
Last month we learned that actress Jaimie Alexander would be reprising her role of Lady Sif from the Thor feature films in an upcoming episode of Marvel‘s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC and today we get our first look at the warrior goddess on the show. A batch of promo photos have been released by ABC that give us a fairly good understanding of what Sif‘s appearance on the show will entail. Basically, she comes down to earth, helps S.H.I.E.L.D. with a case and then proceeds to kick all ass. Sounds like a good ep to me. Click thru the gallery to see Sif on S.H.I.E.L.D. and set those DVRs, this episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will air on ABC on March 11.
Ironic: He will play a controversial newspaper reporter
Just two days ago we learned from Alec Baldwin himself that he has decided to “give up” on public life, give up on living in NYC and give up his life of celebrity … but today, we learn that he’s apparently not quite ready to “give up” any of those things just yet because he has agreed to appear in a guest role on the NBC series Law & Order: SVU. Uhhh, yeah. So after penning an extremely long treatise for New York magazine where he chronicles in great detail every single thing he dislikes about being in the public eye, going on and on about why he no longer wants to be a celebrity, he decides to appear on one of NBC‘s most-watched TV shows. Makes sense, totally. More »
A new Bodhi and Johnny Utah has been found
Plans are in the works to remake the 1991 film Point Break that originally starred Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze (and was directed by Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow) and today we learn that the two lead actors have been found for the remake. Gerard Butler was hired first to play the character of Bodhi, a bank robbing surfer that was played by Swayze in the original film. And Luke Bracey has been hired to play FBI agent Johnny Utah, the role originally played by Reeves. Like it or not, the Point Break remake is headed our way. More »
Great, great news to pass along today about my friend Milo Ventimiglia … The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Milo has signed on to star in a new ABC series titled The Visitors which will be executive produced by Steven Spielberg. Milo recently starred on the TNT series Mob City which, unfortunately has been cancelled after one season … but leaves him available for this new ABC series. The Visitors will be a sci-fi alien themed series … marking Ventimiglia‘s first return to the genre since the days he starred on Heroes on NBC. Click below to learn more about Milo‘s new TV gig and get excited! The Visitors is set to debut this Fall. More »