Starting September 9
Earlier this year we learned that pop star Carly Rae Jepsen would be playing the role of Cinderella in the current Broadway musical production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella and today we learn that a new actress will be taking on the role starting next month. Keke Palmer, who did an excellent job playing Rozonda Chilli Thomas in that TLC made-for-tv biopic movie we saw last year, has just been announced as the new Cinderella starting September 9. Keke‘s casting is significant because she is the first Black actress to every play the role on Broadway. Woot!! More »
BTW, we need to talk about 'Girls' because I'm totes watching now
For the past few years I’ve been hearing about a little HBO show called Girls and it finally happened. I watched three seasons of Hannah, Marnie, Jessa, and Shosh—and it was insane. Everyone who has been recommending the show to me over the years kinda came at me with the , “You may love it, but you may also hate it” vibe so I really wasn’t sure what to expect but OMG… I love it. I’m sorry/not sorry but I really like the show. I’d seen Lena Dunham‘s movie Tiny Furniture before, so I sort of knew what to expect (mainly in terms of her having the most annoying voice ever… after mine… LOL), but I was surprised at how much the show really made me laugh. All that to say, I’ll be writing about Girls from time to time now and y’all are gonna have to deal with it. Click inside for more! Friggen Spike Jonze is guest starring!
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 »