Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Annie Lennox has a new CD coming out soon called Nostalgia. Here is a cool video of her talking about it...
I've always liked her (and I can't believe she's going to be 60 this year!) and am really looking forward to checking this out when it's released on October 21st.
Sweet dreams, indeed.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Nick Jonas, one of the tween songsters from the Disney-formed Jonas Brothers has a new TV series coming out this fall called Kingdom...
It looks like he'll spend a lot more time walking around in a ring with his shirt off hitting and grappling with guys as a UFC fighter, than bursting out into song.
I, for one, approve of this career change.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Here is another "classic" movie from SyFy that I can't wait to not watch…Lavalantula.
A defenseless Los Angeles under attack by a swarm of — wait for it — giant lava-breathing tarantulas that roast their quarry alive! Adding to the mayhem is a reunion of three key cast members from the Police Academy canon: Steve Guttenberg — starring as a washed-up ’90s action hero who must save us — Leslie Easterbrook and Michael Winslow. Can they save the City of Angels from the eight-legged volcano spawn?? Nia Peeples co-stars in the movie, which has begun production for a summer 2015 premiere.
Giant Tarantulas and Steve Guttenberg and Nia Peeples?
In one movie?!!
If they had added Carrot Top, I'd know that it was absolutely the End of Days.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
CBS will soon be adding Supergirl to their series lineup…
Supergirl, Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler’s drama based on the DC female superhero, has landed at CBS with a series commitment. The size of commitment eclipses the series commitment DC Batman drama "Gotham" got at Fox last fall.
The Supergirl character was created by writer Otto Binder and designed by artist Al Plastino in 1959. Of the several women who have assumed the caped girl persona in the comics, the Berlanti-Adler series will feature the most popular one: Superman’s cousin, Kara Zor-El, who shares his super powers and vulnerability to Kryptonite. Unlike WBTV’s long-running Superman series Smallville, which focused on the superhero’s journey up to acquiring the powers and becoming Superman, Supergirl starts with Kara beginning to use her abilities.
Born on the planet Krypton, Kara Zor-El escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.
Technically, if she is 24, wouldn't she be considered SuperWoman or Woman of Steel or….Steel Magnolia?
Regardless, I'm excited.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
The first official Batmobile photo was released for Batman v Superman and, although it looks cool, it also looks like it could, literally, clean up crime and just about anything else that happens to be in the streets.
It wonder if it's a hybrid?
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Monday, September 8, 2014
The first full trailer for American Horror Story: Freak Show debuted today...
It appears that Kathy Bates has a bit of a mustache problem and Angela Bassett is going to need a special support system upstairs.
I bet Sarah Paulsons' two heads will figure something out.
Friday, September 5, 2014
Some very sad news yesterday….
Joan Rivers, a pioneering female stand-up comic and the queen of "Can We Talk?" gossip, has died. She was 81.
Raspy-voiced and brassy, Rivers was always self-deprecating, foul-mouthed and politically incorrect. A master of reinvention, she endured in show business because of her tenacious work ethic — which she credited to her "immigrant mentality."
No topic was off limits. From Elizabeth Taylor to Queen Elizabeth to even Anne Frank, Rivers loved going after public figures. "I mock everybody, regardless of race, creed or color," she told the Toronto Star in July. "Every joke I make, no matter how tasteless, is there to draw attention to something I really care about."
A famously hard-working dynamo, she was nowhere near close to retirement. She worked the red carpets for the MTV Video Music Awards and the Emmys near the end of August and had been scheduled to appear at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey, on Aug. 29. She co-hosted "Fashion Police," starred in WE TV's reality series "Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?" and hosted two online shows, "In Bed With Joan" and "Drunken Celebrity Phone Calls."
She has always been one of my favorite comediennes and was someone I tried to watch as often as I could over the years, especially in her earlier days. She slayed me! I even managed to sell her a couple jokes at one point in my life, which was a big personal highlight for me during my acting/writing days.
Regardless of whether you liked her or not, there's no denying that she worked very hard to get to where she ended up in her amazing and, very often, hilariously entertaining career.
She will definitely be missed.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Dwayne Johnson will soon be part of the DC Movieverse…
Despite saying just two weeks ago that he couldn’t decide between playing the titular Shazam or his arch-enemy Black Adam, actor Dwayne Johnson took to Twitter today to announce that he will be playing Black Adam in the upcoming film.
Originally Teth-Adam of Kahndaq, the character first appeared in Marvel Family #1 in 1945 and has gone on to be both a villain and an anti-hero throughout his history. The character has powers comparable to that of Shazam, including flight, strength, agility, lightning manipulation, as well as magic. Johnson has been in talks to star in a DC film for many years at this point, and earlier this year hinted that Black Adam was one of his favorite characters.
If anyone was born to play a superhero (even a bad guy)…it's Dwayne Johnson.