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Editorial: I Support Rihanna As Marion Crane

25 July 2016 5:03 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Let’s start with a fair warning: if you are not caught up on Bates Motel and want to avoid spoilers, then stop reading now!! In order to make my argument, I have to make specific references to events in the series.

Ok, so as everyone knows, Rihanna was recently announced as the new Marion Crane to be introduced during the final season of Bates Motel. The reactions only are of, let’s just say, of a strong nature. I anticipated seeing more reactions towards the fact that Rihanna is 100% a pop star and hasn’t dabbled too much into acting aside from small roles here and there. What I didn’t anticipate was the race card. Seriously? It’s 2016 and we have a black president. Get the fuck over it, people! What sparks my curiosity is how the conversation started with the possibility of having her on the show. »

- Jovy

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Marni Nixon, Famous Playback Singer For Movie Musical Actresses, Dies at 86

25 July 2016 10:24 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Marni Nixon, American soprano and playback singer for actresses in movie musicals, has died at the age of 86 of breast cancer. She is survived by two daughters from her first marriage, three sisters, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Read More: Damien Chazelle’s Ryan Gosling- and Emma Stone-Starring Awards Contender ‘La La Land’ Lands a Venice Premiere

Throughout the 1950s and ’60s, Nixon was the singing voice for stars in a variety of acclaimed Hollywood films. She dubbed Deborah Kerr in “The King and I,” Natalie Wood in “West Side Story,” and Audrey Hepburn in “My Fair Lady.” She also sang for Jeanne Crain in “Cheaper by the Dozen,” Janet Leigh in “Pepe,” and Ida Lupino in “Jennifer.” Her performances were frequently uncredited, but she was considered by the press to be “the ghostess with the mostest.” Though Nixon had to sign contracts that stipulated she wouldn’t »

- Vikram Murthi

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Bates Motel: Marion Crane Coming; A&E Drama Officially Ending with Season Five

23 July 2016 11:25 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

There won't be a sixth season for Norman Bates. A&E has announced that season five will indeed be the end of their Bates Motel TV show. https://twitter.com/InsideBates/status/756621330292760576In addition, it's been revealed that pop star Rihanna will be checking into the Bates Motel as Marion Crane, the ill-fated character that Janet Leigh first played in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho feature film. Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Rihanna Checks In For Fifth And Final Season Of Bates Motel As Marion Crane

23 July 2016 9:22 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Rihanna has booked her place in Bates Motel‘s fifth and indeed final season, and the singer-songstress has clinched a famous role on A&E’s prequel drama.

Word comes by way of San Diego Comic-Con, where the show’s producers confirmed that Rihanna – who has flirted with acting via Battleship, Annie, This is the End and, soon, Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets – will play the highly-anticipated part of Marion Crane, the hapless visitor originally portrayed by Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock’s seminal classic.

Have a gander at Rihanna’s official announcement, below.

.@rihanna to check into #BatesMotel as Marion Crane in the 5th and final season!https://t.co/7t2pRL43cf

Bates Motel on A&E (@InsideBates) July 22, 2016

Even after the events of season 4, Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga are both on board for next year’s curtain call, and in »

- Michael Briers

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Sdcc: Rihanna to take a shower in Bates Motel as Marion Crane, series ending after season 5

23 July 2016 3:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sad news for fans of A&E’s acclaimed Psycho prequel series, as the network announced during its panel at the San Diego Comic-Con yesterday that Bates Motel will be closing its doors following the upcoming fifth season.

It's official, the #BatesMotel will close after Season 5 #Sdcc

Bates Motel on A&E (@InsideBates) July 22, 2016

See Also: Freddie Highmore channels Anthony Perkins in Bates Motel promo image

Meanwhile, the panel also brought the news that Freddie Highmore (Norman Bates) and Vera Farmiga (Norma Bates) are to be joined in the cast by pop star Rihanna, who will step into the shower in the role of Marion Crane, played by Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 classic.

“We wanted to thrust the iconic role into a contemporary spotlight and redefine it in a meaningful and exciting new way,” said executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin. “We also heard Rihanna was a fan of the show, »

- Gary Collinson

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Rhianna Joins T.V.’s Bates Motel In Iconic Psycho Role

23 July 2016 3:25 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Ok, I know Bates Motel is firmly in the realm of television, but the recasting of the Psycho’s iconic Marion Crane (played by Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller) is a big deal. With the prequel series winding with it’s fifth series, it will finally be catching up with the first movie, and at San Diego Comic-Con it has been announced that none other than Rhianna will be taking that fateful shower in the Bates Motel when Crane makes her series debut. It’s unknown what changes will be made to the character (who was presented as the films lead before being memorably dispatched halfway through), and how big a role she will have in the final season. Speaking of the casting choice, executive producer Carlton Cuse and Kerry Erin had this to say, which admittedly smacks of PR speak: We wanted to thrust the iconic »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Bates Motel Season 5: Rihanna Joins Final Season as Spoiler!

22 July 2016 8:01 PM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Move over Janet Leigh, there's a new Marion Crain in town!

Leigh played the iconic, never forgotten and ill-fated character in the 1960 Hitchcock classic, and Rihanna is set to take over for the 2017 Bates Motel edition.

In fact, Rihanna was so excited about it, she even filmed a bit of her own shower in her own bedroom to share the news.

Executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin released a statement after the panel:

“We wanted to thrust the iconic role into a contemporary spotlight and redefine it in a meaningful and exciting new way."

"We also heard Rihanna was a fan of the show, and we were huge fans of hers, so it was the perfect collision of creativity and fate.” 

Separately, Cuse talked to EW before the panel, “We are going to meet Marion Crane, but what we don’t want to do is create the impression that »

- Carissa Pavlica

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Rihanna Will Head Over To Bates Motel And Play Marion Crane For Final Season

22 July 2016 6:18 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Rihanna has been tapped to play the iconic role of Marion Crane, formerly played by Janet Leigh, in the fifth and final season of A&E’s hit drama series Bates Motel. The highly anticipated casting announcement was made today during the season five panel at San Diego Comic-Con via video.

Creators and executive producers Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse were on hand with cast Vera Farmiga (“Norma”), Freddie Highmore (“Norman”), Max Thieriot (“Dylan Massett”) and Nestor Carbonell (“Sheriff Alex Romero”) to celebrate the casting, the series and speak to the final season.

Executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin said: 

"We wanted to thrust the iconic role into a contemporary spotlight and redefine it in a meaningful and exciting new way.  We also heard Rihanna was a fan of the show, and we were huge fans of hers, so it was the perfect collision of creativity and fate"

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- Kellvin Chavez

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Rihanna to Play Infamous 'Psycho' Role on 'Bates Motel'

22 July 2016 6:16 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The producers of Bates Motel announced at Comic-Con Friday that Rihanna would play the role of Marion Crane – made famous by actress Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho – on the upcoming fifth and final season of the A&E drama.

"We wanted to thrust the iconic role into a contemporary spotlight and redefine it in a meaningful and exciting new way. We also heard Rihanna was a fan of the show, and we were huge fans of hers, so it was the perfect collision of creativity and fate," executive »

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Bates Motel season 5: Rihanna cast as Marion Crane

22 July 2016 6:15 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Tony Sokol Jul 23, 2016

Rihanna is set to try on Janet Leigh’s shower cap, taking on the role of Marion Crane for Bates Motel season 5...

Rihanna will appear in Bates Motel season 5 in role of Marion Crane, the role made famous by Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock’s slasher classic Psycho.

The announcement came via video at the Bates Motel season 5 panel at San Diego Comic-Con.

Vera Farmiga, who plays Norma; Freddie Highmore, who plays Norman, Max Thieriot, who plays Dylan Massett and Nestor Carbonell, who plays Sheriff Alex Romero, joined the show’s creators Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse were at the panel.

"We wanted to thrust the iconic role into a contemporary spotlight and redefine it in a meaningful and exciting new way.  We also heard Rihanna was a fan of the show, and we were huge fans of hers, so it was the perfect collision of creativity and fate, »

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Bates Motel Ends with Season 5; Rihanna to Play Janet Leigh Role

22 July 2016 6:13 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

All good things must come to an end. And that includes Norman Bate's run as lead psycho at Bates Motel.The hit A&E thriller is coming to an end after 5 seasons, it was announced today. And it sounds like it will wrap up on a note that Alfred Hitchcock would be proud of. Yes, we are going to get to see star Freddie Highmore go full-on Anthony Perkins.

Bates Motel producers announced that the show is about to reach its inevitable conclusion earlier today at the Comic-Con panel in San Diego. What was once a prequel to the original 1960 horror classic Psycho will now recreate that iconic thriller over the span of its final episode run. A&E released this short, but sweet, official statement on Twitter.

"It's official, the #BatesMotel will close after Season 5 #Sdcc"

Bates Motel Season 5 will continue the story of Norma Bates (Vera Farmiga) and her bat shit crazy son, »

- MovieWeb

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Comic-Con 2016: Rihanna to Play Marion Crane in the Fifth and Final Season of Bates Motel

22 July 2016 4:54 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

A&E made a big announcement at Comic-Con today, revealing that Rihanna will play Marion Crane—the role famously played by Janet Leight in Psycho—in the fifth and final season of Bates Motel:

Press Release: Rihanna has been tapped to play the iconic role of Marion Crane, formerly played by Janet Leigh, in the fifth and final season of A&E’s hit drama series “Bates Motel.” The highly anticipated casting announcement was made today during the season five panel at San Diego Comic-Con.

Creators and executive producers Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse were on hand with cast Vera Farmiga (“Norma”), Freddie Highmore (“Norman”), Max Thieriot (“Dylan Massett”) and Nestor Carbonell (“Sheriff Alex Romero”) to celebrate the casting, the series and speak to the final season.

“We wanted to thrust the iconic role into a contemporary spotlight and redefine it in a meaningful and exciting new way. We »

- Derek Anderson

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“Bates Motel” Signs in its Most Iconic Guest: Season 5 Will End the Series #Sdcc

22 July 2016 4:45 PM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

News is coming out of a San Diego Comic Con panel that A&E’s “Bates Motel” has locked down R&B artist Rihanna to play the role of Marion Crane, the iconic guest that appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho and didn’t exactly meet a happy ending. Crane was originally played by Janet Leigh, the mother of Jamie […] »

- JonathanBarkan

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Rihanna Joins ‘Bates Motel’ in Janet Leigh Role

22 July 2016 4:27 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Rihanna has been cast as Marion Crane – the role made famous by Janet Leigh — in the fifth and final season of A&E’s “Bates Motel.”

“We wanted to thrust the iconic role into a contemporary spotlight and redefine it in a meaningful and exciting new way,” said executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin. “We also heard Rihanna was a fan of the show, and we were huge fans of hers, so it was the perfect collision of creativity and fate.”

This marks the singer’s television debut in a series role.

In the film “Psycho,” which serves as the loose inspiration for the series, Marion Crane checks into the “Bates Motel,” where she has the misfortune of crossing paths with motel owner Norman Bates. Her shower scene — where she gets stabbed to death — has become one of film’s most iconic.

The casting announcement was made at Comic-Con, where »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Rihanna To Play Iconic ‘Psycho’ Role In ‘Bates Motel’ Fifth & Final Season – Comic-Con

22 July 2016 4:18 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Rihanna has been tapped to play Marion Crane in the fifth and final season of A&E's hit Psycho prequel series Bates Motel. The casting was announced today during the show’s panel at Comic-Con in San Diego. Janet Leigh played ill-fated character in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 classic. “We wanted to thrust the iconic role into a contemporary spotlight and redefine it in a meaningful and exciting new way,” executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin said in announcing the… »

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Rihanna Joins ‘Bates Motel’ in Iconic Janet Leigh Role

22 July 2016 4:13 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Rihanna is set to make her scripted television debut on the fifth and final season of A&E’s “Bates Motel.” The superstar is set to play Marion Crane, the role made famous by Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock‘s “Psycho.” Show creators and executive producers Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse introduced a clip of Rihanna at San Diego Comic-Con breaking the news herself. Also Read: Rihanna Cancels Lollapalooza Date Over Zika Virus Worries The convention floor let out a collective gasp when she appeared, stepping out of the shower — the same location where Leigh met her demise in the 1960 film that follows the. »

- Matt Donnelly

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Bates Motel Casts Rihanna as Marion Crane for Fifth and Final Season

22 July 2016 4:09 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

It’s curtains for Rihanna — shower curtains, to be exact.

The pop star/actress has been tapped to appear in the fifth and final season of Bates Motel as Marion Crane, the ill-fated character that Janet Leigh played in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, it was announced at Friday’s Comic-Con panel for the A&E drama.

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Rihanna had previously expressed she was a fan of the series, prompting producers to reach out to her about the gig.

As TVLine reported back in May, executive producer Carlton Cuse plans to make »

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Rihanna Is "Psycho" Victim In "Bates Motel"

22 July 2016 3:01 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A&E used this year's Comic Con panel for its "Psycho" prequel series "Bates Motel" to make a few announcements, key of which is that next year's ten-episode fifth season will be the show's last.

With the death of Norma Bates (Vera Farmiga) towards the end of the current season, and with Norman (Freddie Highmore) now psychologically at the point of the original film, the show is laying the groundwork for events of the original film (albeit in contemporary times) to take place.

Key to that is the just announced casting of singer Rihanna as Marion Crane, the role made famous by Janet Leigh and that infamous shower scene in the Alfred Hitchcock-directed original film. This marks the singer's television debut in a series role, though it's unsure at which point in the season she'll appear.

Executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin say: "We wanted to thrust the »

- Garth Franklin

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Jaws The Revenge: How the sequel went so horribly wrong

21 July 2016 9:55 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Jul 25, 2016

It's famously one of the worst sequels ever, but why did Jaws The Revenge go so wrong? Ryan looks at its disastrous nine-month production...

It's an oft-repeated adage that nobody sets out to make a bad movie, but Jaws The Revenge is so legendarily, comically bad that it almost looks like an inside job. The fishy sequel, released in 1987 to scathing reviews, famously stars a rubbery shark that growls when its head rears out of the water, Michael Caine spouting bizarre dialogue and some of the most glaring continuity errors this side of an Ed Wood movie.

What separates Jaws The Revenge from the usual bad-movie crowd is its otherwise decent pedigree. It was the product of a major Hollywood studio. The budget was generous. The director, Joseph Sargent, was far from a hack - a veteran of TV and film, he'd previously made the classic thriller »

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Comic-Con: 'Bates Motel' Taps Rihanna for Famous 'Psycho' Role

18 July 2016 5:10 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Rihanna is checking into A&E's Bates Motel. Shortly after confirming that season five of the drama would be its last, producers announced Friday at Comic-Con that the pop icon has been tapped to take on an iconic role on the Psycho prequel series. Rihanna will take on the highly anticipated role of Marion Crane — the iconic character played by Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. As a refresher: Marion checked into the Bates Motel but never checked out after Norman — dressed as his mother, Norma — stabbed her to death in the shower. Watch Rihanna's announcement below.

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- Lesley Goldberg

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