Alfonso Cuarón just won the Best Director Academy Award for his Oscar-nominated film Gravity but his next big project will be a bit more down to Earth. Cuarón has teamed up with JJ Abrams for a new series on NBC called Believe. I’ve been hearing about this show but before now, had no idea that Cuarón was the show’s creator and director. Honestly, I had zero interest in the show until I found out that it was created by Alfonso Cuarón. Click the embed above to get a preview of Believe and see what you think. I am planning on giving the show a chance since I’m such a big fan of Cuarón. I guess we’ll see if the Oscar-winning director has the right stuff to deliver an entertaining TV series.
Last month we learned that The Simpsons is planning to get animated in LEGO form and today we learn that the characters from Back to the Future are getting turned into fun LEGO playsets. As you may recall, I picked up a few LEGO playsets last year and had the best time putting them together so it’s CLEAR that the LEGO corporation wants me to buy more playsets to build. The massive success of The LEGO Movie should do much to help inspire sales but if you just look at how cute Marty McFly and Doc Brown look in LEGO form, I think that’s all the advertisement required. The DeLorean playset was released last Summer but the Marty pickup truck set and the Back to the Future III train time machine set are due out later this year. OMG. I’m not kidding when I say I want them all. I’ve been such a LEGO fan my whole life, I’m such an easy sell on stuff like this. These Back to the Future LEGOs are great, right? Does this look like something you’d like to pick up (er, for your kids)?
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 »
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 »
Early last week I decided that it was time for me to catch up with the rest of the world and watch the award winning AMC series Breaking Bad, which is available in full for viewing on Netflix. Breaking Bad was one of those shows that I didn’t get into when it first debuted and then as the seasons progressed, I fell too far behind to catch up. When the final season was airing, I saw that everyone was freaking out about the show and I decided to wait until the series was over and people stopped talking about it to watch the show spoiler free. I am very happy to relay that I managed to watch all 5 seasons of Breaking Bad in just about a week’s time and did so without having anything spoiled for me. I am also very happy to relay that I loved this series entirely! I’m so glad I finally made the time to watch it. More »
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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 »
Last August we learned that Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa and Joe Giudice attempted to make a plea bargain deal with the US government in an attempt to avoid prison punishment on their federal fraud charges and were DENIED. Today we learn that the couple have decided to give up their claims of innocence and have decided to plead guilty on several counts of bankruptcy fraud, conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and failing to pay taxes owed. Both Teresa and Joe have plead guilty and each faces a jail sentence. It remains to be seen how long they will be incarcerated for, IF they are sent to prison but at long last the truth about the Giudice family has been revealed — they are admitted frauds. More »
Yesterday we got to see video of Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o delivering her acceptance speech during the Oscars telecast on Sunday night and today we follow up with her and check in on her and the new man in her life. Lupita shared a photo on her official Instagram profile that appears to have been taken the morning after the Oscars that shows her trophy strewn among items from her big night. Along with the photo, Lupita also gives thanks again for her Academy Award in her very sweet and humble way. Click below to see where Lupita‘s Oscar ended up the morning after the Academy Awards. More »
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