Monday, September 30, 2013

The dirtiest clean book you will ever read, part 1

The dirtiest clean book you will ever read. That was how Twilight was “sold” to me. I was in my local Barnes and Noble picking up a few magazines and a book or four and the girl who worked there asked me if I had read this book, when I mentioned my love for the Harry Potter books. She made a god awful face and skipped off upon her return she held the book in her hands resembling the cover of the book a wicked grin played on her lips when she said, “this is the dirtiest clean book you will ever read.” She placed the book in my hands and guaranteed I wouldn’t be sorry and walked away.

I glanced at this book, and made a face. A few other girls that worked in the store laughed and said I need to try it. I protested a bit. It was huge and I had seen the book before when I was recently in LA, glanced at it and walked on by it, uninterested. Now here once again the book had crossed my path. I looked over the book, shrugged and continued to the cash register with Twilight in hand.

I am not or had not been an avid reader at the time. This book was scary it had a lot of pages. I know you can't judge a book by its cover, but hands and an apple had not seemed to be appealing to me, but it was a bestseller, so I would try it. I am the girl that gives you two chapters, if you're lucky, to get into it and if I don’t its back to the store.

I crawled into bed that evening with Twilight in hand, ready to be fully disappointed at about eight o’clock. I opened the book, and by the time I looked at the clock again, it was closer to midnight and I was hooked and couldn't put the book down. At the end of every chapter I was ready to close the book, then I glanced at the beginning of the next chapter and I was off and running once again. It was an addiction, infectious and I was eating it up with every word I read giggling, smirking and laughing as I went along. Before I knew it I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with Edward Cullen.

By the time the sun came up I was almost finished with the book and hadn’t closed an eye. I had never read a book at such a feverish pace before. What was happening to me? I closed my eyes for a few hours, I wasn't a vampire after all I did need sleep, and when I woke ran back to Barnes and Noble for the next book in the series New Moon. Naturally the girls that worked there smiled from ear to ear and were pleased that I was as in love with the saga as they were. At the checkout they asked if I was coming back in a few weeks for the midnight sale of Breaking Dawn. Of course I said yes. I couldn't put the book down. The girl neglected to inform me that I was on book two and the next book coming was the fourth and final book of the series, this I only found out when I went home and did my own research.  At which time I found out that this amazing book was currently being made into a movie. My head was spinning and reeling from this news. I was happy beyond all I could imagine.

Over the next weeks, I completed the books and was ready for the midnight release of Breaking Dawn. I had done my research; I knew who was starring in the movies. I was following Stephenie Meyer’s site getting the quotes as she released them, downloading the music that she herself suggested to listen to while reading the books. I must say that she was spot on and made the experience even better. The only problem was I was an adult reading what was claimed to be a book for teens and I had no other people reading the series that I could talk to.

Stay tuned for the next installments of my editorial, on what happens at a midnight book release, finding out that Twitter and every other social media outlet has been taken over by the Twilight phenomenon, what happens when grown women find the Twilight conventions, cast appearances and who camps out for these “teen” books/movies.

‘Breaking Bad’ Final Episode Illegally Downloaded 500,000 Times in 12 Hours

Pirates swarmed over the series finale of AMC’s “Breaking Bad”: Internet users worldwide downloaded more than 500,000 copies of the episode within 12 hours of the first illegal copy showing up.
That makes it the most pirated episode of “Breaking Bad” on record, according to piracy news site TorrentFreak. The final episode, documenting the final hours of antihero Walter White, aired Sunday night on AMC in the U.S.

The illegal downloads occurred mainly in countries where the show was available on TV or through other legal means, according to TorrentFreak’s analysis of nearly 14,000 users. About 18% of the “Breaking Bad” episodes pirates were in Australia, followed by 14.5% in the States and 9.3% in the U.K., where the final eight episodes of the show have been available on Netflix the day after U.S. air.
At the peak of the “Breaking Bad” pirate activity, more than 85,000 people worldwide were sharing a single copy of the final ep via a public BitTorrent tracker, according to TorrentFreak. Still, HBO’s “Game of Thrones” retains the record for the largest BitTorrent swarm ever recorded with more than 170,000 people sharing a single copy at once.

Source: Variety

#MusicMonday - Say Anything - Alive With The Glory Of Love

Today's Music Monday input comes from Matt. He says Say Anything is his go to band on his iPod. 
What do you think? 

Friday, September 27, 2013

Tom Hiddleston Hopes for Enchantress Appearance in Future Marvel Movie

If the actor's much-loved Loki makes another movie appearance, could it involve some bad romance?

Marvel movie fans have already made it known that they'd really, really like a solo movie for Tom Hiddleston's Loki character. Thankfully, the actor has an idea of what his character could get up to in such a feature -- and whom he could get up to it with.
"When I was first reading the comics, [Loki's] relationship with the Enchantress was one of the really fun things I thought would be good to explore," Hiddleston told Total Filmmagazine while promoting November's Thor: The Dark World, referencing the fan-favorite femme fatale from the series. "[I] may have even pitched it to [Marvel Studios head] Kevin Feige at some point."
Hiddleston explained that he liked the combination of his trickster god and the Enchantress "because she was as sneaky and as untrustworthy as he was. They basically had a really fantastic and twisted relationship until they both say, 'You know what? I don’t trust you as far as I can throw you. It’s over.' Because they keep betraying each other, in a way. So it could be good."
The actor also took the opportunity to remind everyone that Loki was "certainly" not celibate, even without Amora around. "I mean, Sleipnir is one of his children. Did you know that? Odin’s eight-legged horse in the mythology is one of Loki’s children," Hiddleston (correctly) pointed out. "As is Fenrir the wolf."
Somehow it's hard to imagine Disney being entirely OK with the potential bestiality implications of those mythical offspring showing up in the movies, even if the idea of a cute Loki and Fenrir animated movie does seem like a potential winner at some point down the line. Think Lilo & Stitch, but just a little bit more evil.

Source: THR

A Streetcar Named Desire starring Joe Manganiello

About A Streetcar Named Desire

In steamy New Orleans, an electrifying battle of wills ignites between Southern belle Blanche DuBois and her working class brother-in-law Stanley Kowalski. Nerves fraying and beauty fading, Blanche is both repelled and intrigued by Stanley’s primal brutishness—even as he threatens to reveal her darkest secrets and destroy her illusions.
Yale Repertory Theatre’s first ever production of Tennessee Williams’s Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece, A Streetcar Named Desire, is staged by Mark Rucker, whose eight previous shows at Yale Rep include Tom Stoppard’s Rough Crossing in 2008. The cast features René Augesen (last seen at Yale Rep in A Woman of No Importance) as Blanche DuBois and Joe Manganiello (HBO’s True Blood) as Stanley Kowalski.

Please be nice. These pictures are the property of Carol Rosegg and NOT ours. Please make sure you give credit to them. Thank you!

Photos below are from the rehearsal and credited to Joan Marcus


Thursday, September 26, 2013

'Enough Said': James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus shine in charming comedy-drama-love-story (review)

So you just started dating this new guy, and suddenly you fall into a friendship with his ex-wife (though neither of them knows). Would you want access to the vast knowledge of his ex’s plus and minus charts, or would you rather discover him in a more free style fashion?
That is the question facing Eva (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) in Nicole Holofcener’s new crowd-pleasing comedy-drama-love-story “Enough Said.”
Eva doesn't even hesitate to lap up every last detail (mostly critical) being offered by her new friend, Marianne (Catherine Keener), a poet who used to be married to Albert (James Gandolfini in one of his last completed movie roles before he passed away last June).


Enough Said
Who: With Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener. Written and directed by Nicole Holofcener.
Rated: Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, comic violence, language and partial nudity.
Running time: 93 minutes.
Grade: A-

Eva can’t believe her good fortune. She considers Marianne her personal “Trip Advisor” for her budding relationship. A divorced mom whose daughter is soon heading to college, Eva wants to get this one right. Of course, such knowledge and alliances can lead to all manner of complications.
Holofcener, whose films include “Walking and Talking,” “Lovely & Amazing,” “Please Give” and “Friends with Money,” has always had a great ear for the travails women embroiled in difficult relationships or struggling with post-divorce maladies. She usually travels in the indie realm, with more quirky themes and characters. This is by far the most mainstream and accessible movie she has ever made, and it offers a host of dead-on observations and good chuckles.
“Enough Said” features some of Holofcener’s best dialogue and winning performances all around. Keener, always an intriguing actress, has appeared in every one of Holofcener’s films and has become a kind of alter-ego for the writer-director. The cast also includes Toni Collette as one of Eva’s friends, who is weighed down by the tedium and exhaustion of marriage and kids; Ben Falcone as her husband; Tracey Fairaway as Eva’s college-bound daughter, Ellen; and Eve Hewson as Albert’s bratty daughter Tess, who is also college-bound.
Louis-Dreyfus is a charming presence. She has that amazing ability to turn one seemingly throwaway line, or word, into an effective, laugh-provoking moment. In “Enough Said,” she takes on a part with more depth than her usual comedic offerings, and completely nails it.
It helps that she is playing opposite such a distinguished pro as Gandolfini. It is a bittersweet experience watching Gandolfini’s grace and wit as the schluby Albert. (The “Sopranos” legend made this film and wrapped the crime drama “Animal Rescue,” due out next year, before he passed away.) Holofcener’s simple dedication in the closing credits reads: “For Jim.”

Source: Cleveland

Jennifer Lawrence to Star in Universal’s ‘East of Eden’ with Gary Ross to Direct

Brian Grazer will produce

Jennifer Lawrence is set to star in Universal’s adaptation of “East of Eden,” with Gary Ross on board to direct.

Brian Grazer will produce for Imagine Entertainment and Anna Culp will serve as executive producer.
Based on the John Steinbeck novel, the story revolves around a father and two sons in California’s Salinas Valley, and the dark secrets about their mother, whom they thought dead. The book was originally adapted by director Elia Kazan, and the classic film starred James Dean.
Lawrence will play at an earlier time in her life the role of the mother who was played by Jo Van Fleet in the 1955 version. Some may wonder why the studio would cast the role that isn't exactly seen as the most important but U may have heard of Lawrence’s interest in working again with Ross and did not want to miss out on the opportunity given her busy schedule.
The CAA-repped Lawrence can be seen next in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” Ross is repped by CAA.
Deadline Hollywood broke the news.

Source: variety

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Supernatural Season 9 - Official 5 Minutes Sneak Peek/Promo

Who's ready for season 9? We are!!!! 

Supernatural - Season 9 - Bump with Jared, Jensen and Mark

'Supernatural' promo: Crowley has an order, Castiel has a warning -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Supernatural fans know that the show is one of the most quotable television programs out there — and their promos are no exception.
Take for example this one, which you’re seeing first exclusively on  EW.
In it, King of Hell, Crowley (Mark Sheppard), informs us of Supernatural’s move to Tuesdays and says fans’ viewership will earn them his “eternal thanks.” But as Castiel warns in his signature deadpan manner, “That is not something you want.” (GIF, please!) Honestly, that’s not even the best line. That honor goes to: “That’s a very big biggie.”
Check out the promo below. And make sure to catch Supernatural’s season 9 premiere Oct. 8 on the CW. See some new footage here.


Lifetime Cancels 'Army Wives' After Seven Seasons

Lifetime is closing the book on Army Wives.

The female-skewing cable network has opted to cancel its longest-running original scripted drama after seven seasons, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The series, which hails from ABC Studios, wrapped its final season in June and will conclude with a two-hour retrospective special with the cast that will air early next year.
"There is no denying how special Army Wives has been to both Lifetime and the television landscape," Lifetime GM Rob Sharenow said of the series following women and their spouses and families living on an active Army post. "By taking on a very relevant and timely issue, it has brilliantly captured the challenges our military families endure and the bravery they and their loved ones display while serving our country. It has been an honor to be the home of Army Wives. We also want to thank Army Wives’ passionate legion of fans and everyone involved with the series: ABC Studios, Mark Gordon and Jeff Melvoin,Tanya Biank, every single castmember, as well as the crew and community of Charleston, South Carolina. Without their dedication, effort and loyalty, Army Wives’seven wonderful seasons would not have been possible; and for that we are very grateful.”
Season seven averaged 2.5 million total viewers, down from season six's 3.2 million average. The series returned in March without star Kim Delaney and co-star Sally Pressman having a reduced role. In a bid to replenish its ranks, Army Wives added AshantiTorrey DeVitto, Jesse McCartney and Brooke Shields, among others new regular and recurring players. 
Army Wives helped put Lifetime on the original scripted series map. Moving forward, the network has drama Witches of East End due this fall as well as the second season of Marc Cherry's Devious Maids set for next year.

Source: THR

A Gay Kid Tried To Kill Himself At Age 15 Then Became A Really Awesome Role Model At 41

Wentworth Miller, star of the old hit show "Prison Break," gave a heartbreaking and touching speech for the folks at Human Rights Campaign about his painful road to coming out. At 6:31, he talks about the FIRST time he tried to kill himself. And at 9:18, he explains why it's so important to speak out.

Nine out of 10 gay kids hear negative things about being gay every day. Gay kids are TWICE as likely to be attacked physically in school. So powerful voices like Wentworth's are important to get out there. Would you mind Liking Human Rights Campaign on Facebook and sharing this?

Source: Upworthy

TV Review: Showtime’s ‘Masters of Sex’

Slick period drama on sex researchers? Sounds like the reason we pay for premium cable

In cable TV terms, “Masters of Sex” feels like a triumph of concept and casting even before you get to the perfectly entertaining series birthed out of those two well-devised elements. Revisiting 1950s sexual mores through the pioneering research of Masters & Johnson, the show (derived from a book by Thomas Maier) features Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan in the central roles, while providing legitimate cover for lots of explicit a-big-reason-we-pay-for-Showtime sex and nudity. Coming on the heels of “Ray Donovan,” the pay channel continues to steadily reinforce the dramatic bona fides built on the backs of “Dexter” and “Homeland.”

Mining some of the same territory regarding pre-sexual revolution oppression and research as did the movie “Kinsey,” “Masters of Sex” features Sheen as Dr. William Masters, a brilliant clinician whose curiosity is thwarted by the puritanical times as well as a medical establishment that sees such inquiry as thinly veiled smut.
“You pretended to have an orgasm?” Masters asks one of his clandestine subjects, forced as he is to enlist a prostitute to privately pursue his studies. “Why would a woman lie about something like that?”
It’s 1956 when Masters, already an accomplished and highly respected ob-gyn at Washington U., meets new arrival to the office Virginia Johnson (Caplan), a twice-divorced former singer and single mom. Her somewhat cavalier attitude toward sex, and ability to approach women in a more sympathetic way than the good doctor, gradually prompts him to bring her into the process, which is meeting formidable resistance from his boss (Beau Bridges) and the hospital’s board of trustees.
Sheen doesn’t much resemble the actual guy, but he does convey a chilly detachment, which extends to Masters’ relationship with his wife (Caitlin FitzGerald), who is wracked with guilt over their inability to conceive. If the “Doctor, heal thyself” part of that subplot feels a trifle stiff and familiar, writer Michelle Ashford for the most part keeps the narrative and relationships humming along, deftly weaving in humor and pathos as the various subplots progress, with Caplan (whose series resume includes “Party Down” and “The Class”) providing an intriguing, slightly mysterious emotional counterweight to Sheen’s tightly wound MD.
Just technically speaking, the look is impeccable, capturing the Eisenhower era with every small touch and wrinkle. The unhurried pace also suggests a slow build to accommodate a series on the back of what might have been dispensed with as a movie or miniseries.
So while “Masters of Sex” might not be a great show as yet, viewed strictly in terms of giving consumers something worth paying for — or at least an experience they couldn’t receive in quite the same way in many other places — it’s the equivalent of a master class in pay-TV development.

TV Review: Showtime's 'Masters of Sex'

(Series; Showtime, Sun. Sept. 29, 10 p.m.)


Filmed in New York and Los Angeles by Round Two Prods. and Timberman/Beverly Prods. in association with Sony Pictures Television.


Executive producers, Michelle Ashford, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Amy Lippman, Judith Verno; co-executive producers, Tyler Bensinger; producers, Gregory Prange, Thomas Maier, Tammy Rosen, Michael Sheen, Michael Dinner; director, John Madden; writer, Ashford, based on the book “Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson” by Thomas Maier; production designer, Michael Wylie; costume designer, Ane Crabtree; music, Michael Penn; music supervisor, Liz Gallacher; casting, Risa Bramon Garcia, Bernard Telsey. 60 MIN.


Michael Sheen, Lizzy Caplan, Caitlin FitzGerald, Nicholas D’Agosto, Teddy Sears, Beau Bridges, Allison Janney, Julianne Nicholson

Source: Variety

Gerard Butler to Join Summit's 'Gods of Egypt'

He will play the nemesis of "Game of Thrones'" Nikolaj Coster-Waldau's character.

Gerard Butler is in negotiations to play a villainous god opposite Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in Summit's epic fantasy Gods of Egypt.
Alex Proyas is directing the film from a screenplay by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama
The story is set in the aftermath of when one ruling god, Set, kills another, Osiris. When Osiris' son Horus fails in his attempt to get revenge and has his eye plucked out, it's up to a young human thief in love with a slave to help defeat the angry god.
Coster-Waldau is portraying Horus. If a deal is made, Butler will play Set, the god of the desert. 
The movie is looking to go in the new year in Australia.
Butler, who last starred in the surprise hit Olympus Has Fallen, is repped by CAA and manager Alan Siegel.

Source: THR

Monday, September 23, 2013

Supernatural Season 9 First Look: Sam and Dean "Prepare For the Fall" in New Poster—See the Pic!

The boys are back!
Supernatural returns for its ninth season on Tuesday, Oct. 8, and fans of the CW hit series better start preparing for the fall now. The fall of the angels, that is! We've got your first look at the key art for the new season, which features a brooding Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles), looking handsome as ever (obviously), as well as fallen angel Castiel (Misha Collins) and baddie Crowley (Mark Sheppard). The tagline? "Prepare for the fall."
Of course, this is referring to the season-eight finale's epic final scene, which saw all of the angels falling from heaven. (Yep, they're featured in the background of the poster, too!)
In the first promo for the ninth season, it's revealed that big bad Abaddon is intent on getting all the angels with "clipped wings" to bow to her. One of those angels will be played by Dollhouse and Battlestar Galactica star Tahmoh Penikett, who will take on the role of fallen angel Ezekiel, a dignified warrior who was injured in the fall.
"We're going to learn pretty quickly that a world full of fallen angels is pretty much a free-for-all. We're going to see it's not one unified body," executive producer Jeremy Carver teased at Comic-Con in July. "We've got lots of angels out there with lots of different agendas. Many are feelings lost and vengeful. A world of fallen angels is a dirty, bloody, scary and, in some ways, a very human world."
So what can fans expect from a human Castiel? "It's going to be interesting," Jensen Ackles told us of Dean's reaction to human Castiel. "Castiel has been such a valuable tool to Dean over the past few years and I don't know if he's going to have him come clean his room; I don't know what's going to happen!"
Supernatural returns Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 9 p.m. on The CW.
Source: Eonline

'Supernatural' Season 9 Spoilers: 'Best Season in a Long Time,' Teases Jared Padalecki; Promo Photos Released [PHOTOS AND VIDEO]

'Supernatural' Season 9: New Promo Photos Released Plus Actor Jared Padalecki Interview Video Describes New Season as 'Best Season in a Long Time' [PHOTOS AND VIDEO]

Another exclusive video on the "Supernatural" Facebook page features a solo Jared Padalecki teasing the fans with what to expect in the upcoming Season 9. Additionally, the excitement on "Supernatural" Season 9 further builds up with more promo photos released featuring Mr Padalecki with co-star Jensen Ackles as the Winchester brothers.

The 31-year-old actor, who portrays character Sam Winchester, revealed in the Facebook interview videowhat the viewers can expect in "Supernatural" Season 9. "A lot did happen in season 8. The biggest part that sticks out to me was filming for three days with Mark Sheppard. I really found that the script was beating up Sam and Jared. I found myself coming to work like, man, I really felt like I was in pain, and I think it translated on screen," Mr Padalecki shared.

According to Jared Padalecki, the most exciting part in "Supernatural" Season 9 is finding out how Sam Winchester got out of his predicament as a result from the Season 8 finale. The actor assured the fans that they have a lot to look forward to in the upcoming brand new season.

"Season 9 is our best season in a long, long, long time. We've got a lot of cool new characters, some great old throwback characters, and just a really great, strong storyline. So I'm really excited to have that on our new night where hopefully people tune in and remember what the show is all about," Jared stated.

The previously released promo photos, episode stills and spoiler reports has given the viewers what could happen in the "Supernatural" Season 9 premiere episode titled "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here." Sam Winchester will become seriously ill after failing to complete the ritual with demon Crowley in last season's finale and his brother, Dean, will try anything in order to save him.

The first episode shows as well the Winchester brothers arguing, Death declaring that he has been waiting for Sam, the appearance of fallen angel Ezekiel and Bobby Singer portrayed by actor Jim Beaver where he gives a piece of advice on life and death. Other character appearances involve actress Alaina Huffman's evil character, Abaddon, where she tries to take control over angels and demons as well as angel Castiel dealing with his transformation into a powerless human being.

"Supernatural" Season 9 returns to the CW network on Tuesday, October 8, at 9 p.m. ET.


First Cinderella Image Online

As Kenneth Branagh kicks off filming

If you were wondering what the status of Disney’s new live-action take on Cinderella was, wonder no more: it just started shooting! Kenneth Branagh and his crew began cranking the cameras at Pinewood, and the first image of Lily James as the titular character has been released.

With Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter, Holliday Grainger, Sophie McShera, Stellan Skarsgard, Derek Jacobi and Nonso Anozie among the cast, the new version promises a few changes to the traditional tale, while keeping to the basic structure.

The script, written by Chris Weitz, follows the fortunes of young Ella whose merchant father remarries following the tragic death of her mother. Keen to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother Lady Tremaine and her daughters Anastasia and Drisella into the family home.

But when Ella's father suddenly and unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honour her mother's dying words and to "have courage and be kind."

She will not give in to despair nor despise those who abuse her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an employee at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears as if her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella's hopes of once again encountering the charming "Kit."

Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand as a kindly beggar woman steps forward and, armed with a pumpkin and a few mice, changes Cinderella's life forever.

Branagh seems happy with the assignment: “It is impossible to think of Cinderella without thinking of Disney and the timeless images we've all grown up watching. And those classic moments are irresistible to a filmmaker.”

He’s also pleased with the cast he’s put together, which is nice. “With Lily James we have found our perfect Cinderella. She combines knockout beauty with intelligence, wit, fun and physical grace. Her Prince is being played by Richard Madden, a young actor with incredible power and charisma. He is funny, smart and sexy and a great match for Cinderella.”

Cinderella will go to the cinematic ball in 2015 – a March 13, release is set for the States, but there’s no confirmed date for the UK just yet.

Source: Empire Online

‘Breaking Bad’ Sets Another Ratings Record Heading into Finale

It draws 6.6 million, more than double last year

Despite facing the Emmy Awards on Sunday — during which it picked up the prize for best drama — AMC’s “Breaking Bad” hit another ratings high with 6.6 million viewers.

Nielsen said it also said the show set a record in adults 18-49 with 4.3 million viewers, or roughly a 3.4 rating in the demo.
The previous high in total viewers for “Breaking Bad” came the previous week, with 6.4 million — or about twice the audience it was drawing in the summer of 2012.
The “Breaking Bad” series finale is set for this Sunday.

Source: Variety

Wes Chatham and Elden Henson Join ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Cast

Will play Castor and Pollux in upcoming installments

Wes Chatham and Elden Henson have joined the cast of Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.”

Chatham and Henson will appear in  both of the final films of the franchise that stars Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson. Francis Lawrence is attached to direct. It was recently announced that Julianne Moore would be joining the cast as well.
Chatham will play Castor and Henson will play Pollux.
The third and fourth installments of the franchise are due to be released November 2014 and 2015, respectively. The second film, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” debuts in theaters worldwide on Nov. 22.
Chatham, who is repped by Gersh, has credits that include “The Help” and “W.” Henson was most recently seen in Open Road’s “Jobs.” He is repped by Talent Works and Generate.

Source: Variety

#MusicMonday : TV On The Radio - Wolf Like Me

I had never heard of TV On The Radio, till Stephenie Meyer listed this song on her playlist when writing the famous 'Twilight Saga' books. Wolf like me me is Jacob Black's "theme song" if you will. The lyrics describe him as well as what was going on perfectly. 
Since hearing the song, I have had 'Wolf Like Me' on my iPod and in constant rotation. It gets me going when I am at the gym as well as keeps me moving and dancing when I am getting ready to out for the night.
If you have never heard the song, listen to the entire thing. And if you have, let me know what you think!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

AnnaSophia Robb rocks yellow patterned frock on The Carrie Diaries set as she admits she's 'morphing into' her character

She recently admitted to 'morphing more into' her character - the teenage Carrie Bradshaw.
And AnnaSophia Robb displayed that same effervescent flair as she filmed season two of The Carrie Diaries in New York's SoHo neighbourhood Thursday.
The 19-year-old starlet was spotted wearing a yellow patterned frock, jean jacket, turquoise beads, and purple pumps as she shot The CW soap.

 The blonde teen idol - sipping iced-tea - curled her naturally-straight hair in order to better mimic Sarah Jessica Parker from HBO's Sex and the City.
But is the 48-year-old Golden Globe winner a fan of the prequel also penned by Candace Bushnell?
'I don’t know,' AnnaSophia admitted to the UK's Metro last month.

'But she wrote me a letter when I landed the role wishing me luck and said she knew it was in good hands. It was very comforting.'
Robb, nicknamed A-Rob on the set, has even expanded her fashion horizons since playing the 16-year-old high school student.
'I wear a lot more patterns and colours and layers,' the Colorado native revealed.

'I definitely feel a kinship to Carrie...I’d say just by playing her, I’m morphing more into her.'
The Carrie Diaries, based on the 2010 book, revolves around Carrie dividing her time in 1984 Connecticut and a Manhattan internship.
Producer Amy B. Harris tweeted two on-set Instagrams Thursday of the cast and crew shooting at the 87th Annual Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy.

By evening, AnnaSophia had changed into a long-sleeved blue denim mini-dress and flats as she clutched a page of the script.
The second season of The Carrie Diaries - featuring Lindsey Gort as Samantha Jones - premieres October 25 on The CW.
Robb will also provide her voice for the animated feature Khumba - due out this year - with Liam Neeson, Loretta Devine, and Richard E. Grant.
The Way Way Back actress eventually plans on studying English at Stanford University after deferring her acceptance last year.
Premiering October 25! The second season of The Carrie Diaries - featuring Lindsey Gort as Samantha Jones - premieres next month on The CW
Source: dailymail

'The Originals': Flashback to the 1800s -- FIRST LOOK

Image Credit: Bob Mahoney/The CW

The Originals, the CW’s Vampire Diaries spinoff, may debut Oct. 3, but there’s at least one reason to look forward to the second episode (which airs in the show’s regular Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET time slot on Oct. 8): Flashbacks! As you can see from our exclusive first look photo, even in the 1800s, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) had a complicated relationship. Also, it’s nice to know the show wastes no time getting Davis shirtless. Well done.
The episode, titled “House of the Rising Son,” finds Rebekah (Claire Holt) arriving in New Orleans at the insistence of good brother Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and worrying that bad brother Klaus is up to no good. Klaus, of course, is scheming against his former-protégé-turned-rival Marcel for control of the French Quarter in the present day, and Marcel has his own dangerous plan afoot. Per the episode synopsis, “after a run-in with Marcel, Rebekah is reminded of all the anger and disappointment Klaus has caused her throughout the years.” Could that have something to do with Vampire Diaries and Originals exec producer Julie Plec naming those pricey desiccation FX shots when the Originals get daggered as an example of something she’ll tweak for the spin-off? In general, you want to learn from past mistakes and make things simpler or easier to execute, she tells EW in our Fall TV Preview issue on newsstands now: “We can create our new version of it. If someone on Twitter starts screaming about how it doesn’t match, then okay. You don't want to get those comments, but most people won't notice.”


Supernatural Season 9 premiere photos: Is that heaven?

A New Angel, Bobby's Return And More

New photos from the Supernatural Season 9 premiere offer tidbits about Sam's dire health, a new angel, and a trip to... could that be heaven?

It seems that more and more information about Supernatural's ninth season premiere is being released almost daily and each little morsel is yummier than the last.
Just a couple days ago, the first preview video offered up a few hints about what fans could expect in Season 9. We at SheKnows speculated that one part of the promo could mean that Sam was in such bad shape that Dean might have to talk to him in an alternate universe. Well, it looks like that prediction has been proven correct.

In the extended version of the preview, Dean clearly tells Sam that he has died and the latest photos from the premiere show what appears to be Sam, Dean and Bobby getting together for a chat. Are they in heaven?
Other photos show Ezekiel (guest star Tahmoh Penikett) standing guard over Sam and even laying his hand upon Sam's chest. What is the fallen angel doing? Could it be that some angels still have power?

Take a look at some of the photos from the season premiere and see what you think they mean.
Dean watches over Sam.

What are all the symbols on the walls? They look like sigils to guard against angels. Who exactly are they trying to keep away from Sam?

Ezekiel stands guard over Sam.

Can Ezekiel heal Sam?

Yes! Bobby is back!

It's good to see the "family" back together, but at what cost?

What did you think after seeing some of the photos from the Supernatural Season 9 premiere?

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