Jamie, Quvenzhané, Cameron & Rose like to PARTY!
Back in February we learned that Academy Award-nominated actress Quvenzhané Wallis was cast as the lead in the upcoming film remake of Annie, alongside Jamie Foxx (as Benjamin Stacks aka Daddy Warbucks), Rose Byrne (as Grace, the loving assistant) and Cameron Diaz (as the villainous Miss Hannigan). Filming production of Annie has been taking place all over Manhattan in recent weeks and this week filmed a fun parade in Harlem. Click thru the gallery to see cute photos of these actors in action in the roles they play. I am IN LOVE with the casting of this film. Quvenzhané will make the perfect Annie and Jamie will make a decent Daddy. I’m kind of intrigued with the idea of Cameron as Miss Hannigan. Carol Burnett made the role LEGENDARY in the original film, I’m curious to see how well Cameron does with the role. I’m really looking forward to this production of Annie. I hope they do the story justice. Considering the caliber of actors they have in the film, I am not worried at all.
A New Wonder Woman AT LAST!
In early November we first learned that Zack Snyder was considering casting an actress to portray Wonder Woman / Diana Prince in the upcoming sequel to Man of Steel, commonly referred to as Superman Vs. Batman and today we learn officially that an actress as been cast in the role. Israeli-born actress Gal Gadot has won the coveted role of Wonder Woman in the film. Gal will be the first actress to ever portray the character on the big screen and will be the first actress to play the iconic role made WORLD FAMOUS by Lynda Carter in the Wonder Woman TV series of the late 70s/early 80s. Click below to meet the new Wonder Woman and learn more about her and her casting in Superman Vs. Batman. More »
Back in July we first learned that the comic book superhero The Flash would be getting his own TV series on The CW next year but first would be introduced in the current season of the already successful superhero series Arrow. In September we learned that actor Grant Gustin won the role of Barry Allen / The Flash. This week, the character will make his debut on Arrow as a precursor to the launch of his own series next year (as kind of a backdoor pilot episode) and right now, we get to see his first appearance on the show. Click the video embed above to see Gustin‘s Barry Allen make his television debut on this week’s episode of Arrow. Keep in mind, in this first ep he is not yet The Flash … he’s just mild-mannered Barry Allen, new kid on the block. His superpowers are coming tho … this is merely the prelude.
YES, I can get behind this
So, remember when we first heard back in 2009 that plans are in the works for a remake of the brilliant 1994 film The Crow (which starred the late Brandon Lee in his final film) and in the years since we heard casting rumors that included Mark Wahlberg, Bradley Cooper, Tom Hiddleston and Alexander Skarsgård — but none of those actors will play the part of The Crow. In May it was confirmed that The Hobbit star Luke Evans won the lead role of Eric Draven/The Crow. Today, we learn that Norman Reedus of The Walking Dead is rumored to join the film in a role in the film — which I LOVE! I have to say that I would be very happy if Reedus does end up playing the part in The Crow. More »
Posted under: 'The Crow', Norman Reedus
Plus, a Live-Action Version of 'The Jungle Book' is also On the Way
Back in July we learned that both Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska have signed on to reprise their roles as the Mad Hatter and Alice in a planned sequel to Tim Burton‘s live-action version of Alice In Wonderland. Today we learn that Wonderland 2 is set for release in spring of 2016. The sequel will not be directed by Burton but with Depp and Wasikowska on board, Disney is hoping this follow-up film will be as successful as the first film was. Additionally, we learn today that Disney is also working on a live-action film based on Rudyard Kipling‘s The Jungle Book, set for release next October — a story that Disney made famous in animated form in 1967. More »
Well, She Looks The Part!
Here she is- Kate Kavanaugh! We recently heard some new Fifty Shades of Grey casting news and got to meet Victor Rasuk, who’ll be taking on the role of Jose. The new Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele (Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson) covered Entertainment Weekly and we even heard that Katie Holmes was reportedly looking to get in on all of the action. No confirmation on that Katie Holmes story yet, but we do know that newcomer Eloise Mumford will be playing Ana‘s BFF Kate Kavanaugh. Click inside for more!
"I'm kind of sworn to secrecy"
Last month we learned that Tim Burton had REPORTEDLY signed on to direct a sequel to the 1988 cult classic Beetlejuice. Today we learn from Winona Ryder herself that not only is she in talks to reprise her role of Lydia Deetz in this planned sequel but it sounds like the movie is pretty much a sure thing. Ryder spoke with The Daily Beast about the Beetlejuice rumors and while she says she is “sworn to secrecy”, she did divulge some information about the sequel that sounds pretty bankable. Read on. More »
Marking Her Territory
Yesterday our dear Britney Spears released a lyric video for her new single Perfume and with the video’s release, Britney revealed that she had begun filming production on the official music video for the song. Late yesterday, Britney (or, her underlings more like it) updated her official Facebook profile with a photo that was snapped on day 1 of her music video shoot. As you can seen below, Britney was photographed in the arms of a man as they kissed passionately in the desert as the sun began to set. How romantical! More »
Posted under: 'Perfume', Britney Spears
PLUS, 'AHS: Coven' covers 'Entertainment Weekly' Magazine
Early last week we learned the BRILLIANT news that singer Stevie Nicks will be making an appearance on an upcoming episode of American Horror Story: Coven (a witch-centric show that has paid heavy homage to Nicks from the very start). A couple of days later, we learned a few details about Stevie‘s appearance on the show. Today, courtesy of AHS creator Ryan Murphy‘s official Twitter profile, we get our first look at Stevie Nicks on the set of the show. We already know that her episode appearance won’t take place until the show returns from holiday break next year … but this first look is a nice little tease of what’s to come. More »
"Audience goes f*cking ape shit"
HBO aired the series finale of Eastbound & Down last night which featured, in the final minutes of the show, cameo appearances by Lindsay Lohan and Alexander Skarsgård. Altho the episode aired last night, I suppose the video above may be extremely spoilery for fans of the show who have yet to watch the episode. That said, the cameo scenes with Lindsay and Alexander take place in the future with the actors portraying future, adult versions of Kenny Powers‘s children. I haven’t been keeping up with Eastbound (I’m sorry to say) but I really love every single second of this finale scene. Even if you’ve never watched an episode of the show, I think you will find this video extremely entertaining. And, hey, look at that … Lindsay Lohan is getting work again. This TV appearance is her first paid gig since she got out of rehab this past summer (not counting her guest appearance on Chelsea Lately). Good for her. So, Eastbound fans, what do YOU think of the show’s series finale ep? How about them cameos, eh?