Yesterday it was announced that Girls actress Allison Williams won the role of Peter Pan in NBC‘s upcoming live production of the musical, set to air in December. Last night, Allison‘s father Brian Williams was tasked with reporting the news of her casting on the NBC Nightly News and as you can see above, he did so in the CUTEST way ever. It’s a short clip, deffo worth your time :)
An actual theatrical film!
Earlier this month we learned that Alexandra Shipp won the role of Aaliyah in the planned upcoming made-for-TV biopic Aaliyah: Princess of R&B being produced by Lifetime. Many folks, including members of Aaliyah‘s family, are not happy that the life story of the late pop star has been relegated to a mere TV movie. Today, we learn that there is reported good news for those disgruntled people. A theatrical film based on the life of Aaliyah is also reportedly in the works, allegedly scheduled for release late next year. Actress B. Simone has been cast in this second movie as Aaliyah. Click below to learn more. More »
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Women at Work
Yesterday we saw a collection of photos of Glee actress Lea Michele on the set of Sons of Anarchy (with lead actor Charlie Hunnam) on her first day of filming her cameo appearance on the show. Today we get to see a couple more photos of Lea hard at work on the set of SoA, this time alongside actress Katey Sagal. As you may recall, we learned yesterday that Lea plays a single mother who works at a truck stop diner and as you can see below, her character will be spending a bit of one on one time with Katey‘s character Gemma. More »
Coming December 4
Back in January we learned that NBC selected Peter Pan as their next live musical production, set to air later this year, and today we learn that the network has found their star! HBO‘s Girls actress (and daughter of NBC news reporter Brian Williams) Allison Williams has been cast in the lead role of Peter Pan in the upcoming live production. Those of us who have seen her work in Girls knows that she likes to sing … tho, the jury is out on whether or not she’s a good singer. Clearly NBC has faith that she can carry an entire musical so … she will be their Peter Pan! More »
Vin Diesel spills the beans
Vin Diesel has revealed that It Girl rapper Iggy Azalea will appear in the upcoming sequel film The Fast and the Furious 7 when he spoke to Skyrock FM yesterday. Vin spilled the beans that Iggy filmed a cameo in FF7 last week — and then he posted a photo of the two of them on set together on his official Facebook profile. I don’t think that Iggy‘s cameo in FF7 was necessarily a super top secret, so Vin took it upon himself to break the news to the world. Click below to read what Vin had to say about Iggy‘s appearance in FF7 and see the photo he shared from the set. More »
Oh, hey! There's Charlie Hunnam, too!
Yesterday we learned from Lea Michele herself that she will be appearing in the upcoming 7th and final season of Sons of Anarchy on FX. Today we get our first look at Lea on the set of the show. As I understand it, Lea will be playing a single mother who works at a truck stop diner in her one episode of the show. Click thru the gallery to see photos of Lea in and out of her SoA costume … and as a bonus, I threw in a few photos of Charlie Hunnam on set, too. You’re welcome :)
First we learned that Marilyn Manson had joined the cast, then we heard that Courtney Love has joined the cast … THEN we learned that The Cosby Show star Malcolm Jamal-Warner has joined the cast of the final season of Sons of Anarchy. Today we learn from Lea Michele herself that she, too, will appear on SoA when season 7 premieres on FX in September. Clearly, the decision has been made to cast any/everyone on the final season of Sons of Anarchy. More »
Warner Bros. *just* unveiled a new promo poster that gives us our first look at actress Gal Gadot in costume as Wonder Woman as she will appear in the upcoming film Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (tho you may recall that we got to see Gal in costume as Diana Prince on set in Detroit back in May). As you may also recall, we learned earlier this year that this new incarnation of WW (the first ever to appear in a movie) will wear battle armor as part of her costume. As you can see below in the first
grainy photo (updated with a high res photo) of Wonder Woman, her armored costume looks sleek and — as far as I can tell — pretty damn good. Check it out. More »
Who is playing who?
Last week we learned the exciting yet NOT official (yet) news that Neil Patrick Harris may be joining the cast of American Horror Story: Freak Show when the new season premieres on FX later this year. Today we get a bit more information about the cast of AHS: Freak Show from an ALLEGED casting call sheet that has reportedly leaked online. An Argentinian fan page for Freak Show on Facebook has published a call sheet that lists actors alongside the characters they supposedly play on the show. Honestly, this sheet looks believable but as we’ve come to learn long ago, it’s wise never to fully believe anything you find on the Internets until they are officially confirmed as genuine. Have a look below and see what you think. More »
Wife Ellen DeGeneres spilled the beans
Now that we know that former Scandal star Columbus Short won’t be returning to the show when the 4th season premieres this fall on ABC, we can surmise that room has been made for other actors to join the cast of Scandal. Ellen DeGeneres posted a tweet on her official Twitter profile earlier today that broke the news that her wife Portia de Rossi has signed on for a guest stint on the upcoming season of Scandal. No details have been released about Portia‘s appearance on the show, obvs, but the news is exciting nonetheless. More »