"Thor is no longer worthy"
Breaking comic book news to pass along right now … Marvel Comics has announced that one of its oldest and most beloved superheroes is going to undergo a change. The Mighty Thor — god of Thunder, worthy of spirit to wield the powerful hammer Mjolnir — will, for some reason, be deemed unworthy of his superhero mantle and will be replaced by a woman! That’s right folks, the new Thor will be a woman in the comic books. The View announcement gave no details about the gender change, only that the superhero god will soon become a goddess, but you can read the full press release announcement from Marvel below. Hmmm. More »
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"The Past Can't Be Washed Away"
With mere weeks left before the 4th and final season of The Killing is released on Netflix, we are getting a lot of promo materials from the show. Thus far, we’ve gotten a promo poster for The Killing as well as the first trailer for the upcoming final season. Today we get to check out a pair of just-released character photos that feature lead characters Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) and Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) lookin’ all moody and stuff. I’m so anxious to see this new season and this continued promo push is just amping up my excitement! More »
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Listen to her new single 'Run-Time' NOW!
Imogen Heap, who I love SO MUCH, is readying the release of a new album titled Sparks and I am FREAKING out with excited anticipation. I fell in love with Imogen when she toured with Rufus Waiwright on his first US tour way back in the late 90s. Rufus was great on that tour but my first boyfriend and I became obsessed with Imogen. Her debut album didn’t do much here in the US so she released her next album under the moniker Frou Frou and found the success she deserved. I’ve been hearing crazy things about the creation of her new album Sparks, things confirmed by the press release that is posted below. Click below to see the cover for Sparks, learn more about the album and listen to her new song Run-Time in full. More »
Stand-Up special, Docu-series AND Talk Show!
Chelsea Handler announced earlier this year that she is leaving the E! network when her contract is up later this year and ever since she made that announcement, folks have been clamoring for information about where she might end up next. Today, Netflix has announced that they have signed Chelsea to a multi-tier deal that will give her a stand-up comedy special, a docu-series type show AND a revolutionary new talk show — which will all air on demand on Netflix. The future of television programming is here, y’all. More »
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'The Lion Guard' will premiere next year
20 years ago this year, Disney released the animated film The Lion King in theaters and captured the hearts of young and old worldwide. Since that time, The Lion King has been adapted into a wildly successful Broadway musical (which has managed to remain one of the most successful musicals on the Great White Way) as well as a straight-to-video movie titled The Lion King 2: Simba’s Price (thanks AkiLi). Today we learn that Disney will be releasing a new animated movie and series sequel to The Lion King on Disney Junior next year. Focusing on the second born cub of Simba and Nala, The Lion Guard will introduce to the world a new Disney character named Kimbo. Click below to learn more about this forthcoming sequel to The Lion King. More »
Coming July 15
Last month Hedwig and the Angry Inch opened to RAVE reviews on Broadway and a couple of weeks later, the show and its star Neil Patrick Harris secured nominations for the 2014 Tony Awards. Today we learn the very happy news that Hedwig and the Angry Inch will be getting an original cast recording that is set for release in July. A Hedwig cast recording has previously been released for the original off-Broadway version of the show and a motion picture soundtrack was released for the movie version. This new cast recording will offer a chance for fans to own the newest incarnation of Hedwig and the Angry Inch on CD … or MP3. More »
McDonald’s is introducing in the US today a new mascot called Happy that looks like the scariest Happy Meal box that you’ve ever seen. With bulging eyes and a gaping mouth, Happy is meant to inspire children to want to eat at McDonald’s … but looks more like it is meant to scare the living bejeezus out of both kids and their parents. If you’re curious to see what this new mascot looks like, you can have a look below … but be warned! The sight of Happy is not for the faint of heart … nor those of you who value a restful, nightmare-free sleep. More »
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In the Flesh
With the live-action version of Sleeping Beauty hitting theaters in a couple of weeks (ie. Maleficent), Disney has released the first teaser trailer for their upcoming live-action film adaptation of Cinderella. Based on the Disney animated film of the same name, Cinderella is scheduled for release in March of 2015. Click the embed above to check out this teaser trailer then click below to learn more about this new film … which stars Lily James as Cinderella, Cate Blanchett as the evil step-mother and Helena Bonham-Carter as the fairy godmother. More »
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'The Untitled Michael Sam Project' is coming
After Lindsay Lohan‘s docu-series Lindsay piddled out with pitiful ratings it was decided that the show would not be renewed for a second season. Instead, OWN announced today that they will produce a new docu-series that will focus on Michael Sam, the man who just became the first openly gay player in the NFL. Um, hello … this is GENIUS! Click below to read the just-issued press release to learn more about this exciting new docu-series. More »
AT LONG LAST, Jennifer Lopez finally deigned to let the world in on a very important piece of new album news … the title. In March, J. Lo released her single I Luh Ya Papi and last week she released the latest single First Love, both from her then untitled album. Just a few hours ago, Lopez announced the title of her new album with the release of the album cover art. Click below to get your first look at the cover art for J. Lo‘s new album A.K.A. More »
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