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AfterElton Briefs: Happy Birthday Ricky Martin, The Biggest Glbt Stories of 2012, and Previewing "A Very WilSon Christmas"

24 December 2012 10:22 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Birthday shoutouts go to Ricky Martin (above, with onlooker), who is 41. and Ryan Seacrest is 38.First, a programming note. We'll be on a very limited schedule this week, but we will have a Briefs every day except tomorrow, and Ed will have a meme on Thursday and Friday. I'll also be Liveblogging Days Of Our Lives tomorrow, Wednesday, and Friday, and I'll have a Holiday Puzzler tomorrow. Plus we'll have a few special posts throughout the week, so check back occasionally, and from all of us here at Ae, we wish all of you Happy Holidays! 51 of the biggest Glbt stories of 2012.Marriage-equality pioneer Richard Adams passed away over the weekend at the age of 65. Our thoughts are with Tony Sullivan, his partner of 43 years. Six tragedies blamed on gays in 2012. Only six? Here’s the Frank Ocean Song That Was Cut From Django.Naked Ambition: From Adam Levine to Miley Cyrus, »

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No "Wonder" They Haven't Tried This Again

23 December 2012 3:05 PM, PST | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

In 1974, Warner Brothers released a Wonder Woman TV movie. It was a failed attempt at bringing the famous Amazonian superheroine to TV audiences. It was released before the much more successful Wonder Woman series which came just one year after it. Cathy Lee Crosby took on the role and the results were less than stellar. The very cheesy and psychedelic production seemed overpriced and uninteresting. It is now out on DVD, so view it at your own risk.

Diana Prince/Wonder Woman (Crosby) is the secretary to a government agent. She is soon thrust into a world of international intrigue and danger. Her mission to pursue a villainous individual named Abner Smith played by the typecast 1970s bad guy actor Ricardo Montalban. The majority of the film plays like a lame James Bond meets Austin Powers piece. Crosby is fine as the superspy but not sensational. She is a bit wooden in her performance. »

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Wonder Woman 1974 TV Pilot and Superboy: The Complete Second Season Debut on DVD December 11th

10 December 2012 9:11 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Warner Archive Collection continues its rollout of fanboy-centric DC Comics properties with the December 11 DVD release of the original 1974 television pilot, Wonder Woman, starring Cathy Lee Crosby; and the much-requested sophomore season of the Alexander Salkind & Ilya Salkind produced Superboy: The Complete Second Season.

Before Lynda Carter took the heroine back to World War 2 for her "New, Original" incarnation in 1975, statuesque tennis pro-turned-performer Cathy Lee Crosby swung the magic lasso in a very different TV incarnation of Wonder Woman. As developed by scribe John D.F. Black (Star Trek, Shaft), and seemingly influenced by her recent turn as a mod, cat-suited crime-fighter in the pages of her DC Comics home, this Amazon Princess was more superspy than superhero. Still, many of the expected wondrous elements from bracelets and lassos to Paradise Island and invisible jets all make an appearance, albeit with a sleek, seventies espionage super-action refit. Three years »

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Wonder Woman and Superboy captured on DVD

6 December 2012 10:55 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Warner Archive Collection is hoping to lasso Christmas shoppers on December 11th, 2012 by releasing a pair of fanboy-centric DC Comic properties on DVD.

Though many associate Lynda Carter as the small screen incarnation of Wonder Woman, a tennis pro pursuing her acting ambitions starred in the original 1974 television pilot; Cathy Lee Crosby portrayed the Amazon Princess as superspy rather than superhero who seeks to thwart Richardo Montalban (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan) from stealing ultra-secret code books resulting in her discovering an Amazon sister-in-exile played by Anitra Ford.

Superboy: The Complete Second Season (1989 to 1990) features the adventures of Gerard Christopher as the younger Kal-El who has to battle villains Metallo, Bizarro, Mr. Mxyzptlk, Yellow Peri and Lex Luther who marries the Kryptonian's high school sweetheart Lana Lang.  The cast of guest stars includes 007 veterans George Lazenby (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service) and Britt Ekland (The Man With the Golden Gun »

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Superboy & Wonder Woman Dvds: Coming December 11th

5 December 2012 12:58 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Before Lynda Carter took the heroine back to World War 2 for her “New, Original” incarnation in 1975, statuesque tennis pro-turned-performer Cathy Lee Crosby swung the magic lasso in a very different TV incarnation of Wonder Woman. As developed by scribe John D.F. Black (Star Trek, Shaft), and seemingly influenced by her recent turn as a mod, cat-suited crime-fighter in the pages of her DC Comics home, this Amazon Princess was more superspy than superhero. Still, many of the expected wondrous elements from bracelets and lassos to Paradise Island and invisible jets all make an appearance, albeit with a sleek, seventies espionage super-action refit. Three years before taking up residence on Fantasy Island, Ricardo Montalban plays laconic lothario Abner Smith, who lurks at the top of the conspiracy to make off with ultra-secret code books – leading Agent Prince to discover an Amazon sister-in-exile (Anitra Ford). Following the popular release of its »

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CW Starts Wonder Woman Search ... For Iris?

30 November 2012 5:47 AM, PST | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

Wonder Woman casting is underway at The CW. According to Deadline.com, the casting process has begun to find an actress to slip on Wonder Woman's bullet-deflecting bracelets, but the character is being called "Iris," instead of Diana.

The breakdown for the lead in Allan Heinberg's origin story explains Iris comes from a remote country and has spent much of her life as a leader on a battlefield. "She’s delighted ­and just as often horrified ­by the aspects of everyday life that we take for granted: skyscrapers, traffic, ice cream," as stated in the character's breakdown. "It’s all new and fascinating and sometimes slightly troubling ­to her. Iris is completely unschooled in our world, our culture, our customs."

According to Deadline.com's report, the character has no social filter and can tell when she's being lied to. Golden Lasso anybody?

"Iris is a fierce warrior with »

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Mindy Newell: Mirror Images

26 November 2012 5:00 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Throwing my $0.02 in on Martha Thomases’s column last week concerning big boobs, ‘roidal musculature, and body image…

Readers of this column know very well my love of Kara Zor-el, i.e. Supergirl, as she was portrayed during the Silver Age. Debuting in Action Comics #252 (May 1959), Kara’s look was designed by Al Plastino with her continuing adventures drawn by her quintessential artist, Jim Mooney for the next ten years. I was 5-going-on 6 in May of 1959, and Kara, depicted as a healthy young girl just entering adolescence, was athletic and slim, but not overly muscular, and especially not overly endowed in her chest area. It wasn’t just her powers or her ability to be Superman’s secret weapon that captured my imagination – I wanted to be like her when I grew up. Yes, I had dark hair and brown eyes and I was born in Brooklyn and not in Argo City, »

- Mindy Newell

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CW Submits To "Wonder Woman: Amazon"

24 October 2012 11:00 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

CW, Warner Bros. TV, and DC Comics are determined to adapt  Comics' "Wonder Woman", as a TV series, in the dramatic 'female-centric' style of the network's other DC  adaptations,  "Smallville" and "Arrow".

In the new "Amazon" pilot script by Allan Heinberg ("Grey's Anatomy") the focus will be on 'budding' young 'Diana of Themyscira', and the powerful 'Amazon' female warriors she grows up with, before she realizes her destiny as the world's superhuman 'Wonder Woman'.

The best known adaptation of the 'Wonder Woman' character was the three-season live-action series in the 1970's, starring actress Lynda Carter as the 'Amazon Princess' and her alter ego, 'Diana Prince'. 

The original 'Wonder Woman' was created by William Moulton Marston, (aka 'Charles Moulton') who saw the educational potential of comic books and in 1941 was hired as a consultant for "National Periodicals/All-Winner Comics" (DC Comics). He created his female superhero, »

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Morning Meme: Parker Young Takes Center Stage On "Suburgatory," Goodbye Bristol Palin, and Is Daniel Radcliffe Just a Young Jon Hamm?

17 October 2012 5:10 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Taylor Momsen and Connor Paulo have been spotted on the set of Gossip Girl, leading some to speculate a family reunion for the series finale. Maybe Eric will come home with a husband?

Scientists have discovered a planet in Alpha Centauri, only 4.3 light years away, and it's earth sized. Who wants to hop on a 10 year spaceship with me?

Chick-Fil-a says that the infamous ad from the Georgia location referencing fruitcakes isn't a gay slur, but a five year old holiday campaign. Or it could be a five year old gay slur.

Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez have been confirmed as the hosts of The X Factor. Can we make him do it shirtless?

Buzzfeed talked to Ryan Andresen, who was denied his Eagle Scout badge because he was gay. When asked what he might say to other closeted teens, Andresen admits there are no easy answers. "My advice is »

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Wonder Woman Is #TeamCaroline

11 October 2012 11:53 AM, PDT | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

Lynda Carter, TV's "Wonder Woman," is also a fan of "Real Housewives of New Jersey."

"I just cannot believe the stuff that goes on!" Carter told NBC New York. The star of the 1970s "Wonder Woman" series said she supports Caroline Manzo and has been watching the Bravo reality series and its reunion specials.

"I'll tell you something, I do not think Caroline is a bully," she said. "I don't think she is at all." In fact, Carter said she thinks Joe Giudice is a liar and behind all the "shenanigans."

Watch TV's "Wonder Woman" dish on the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" below.

View more videos at: http://nbcnewyork.com.

"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" Reunion Part 3 airs on Sun., Oct. 14 at 10 p.m. Et on Bravo.

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Mad Men's Christina Hendricks eyes new role in Wonder Woman adaptation

7 October 2012 11:53 AM, PDT | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

For a couple of years, Mad Men actress Christina Hendricks has been linked to the role of Wonder Woman in one way or another.

At first, rumours said she was in talks for NBC's ill-conceived new TV series, which eventually cast Adrianne Palicki and was scrapped after understandably poor reaction to the costume design and the pilot episode as a whole. Hendricks later denied ever being in discussions for the planned show.

Then the actress appeared in Nicolas Winding Refn's stylishly cool thriller Drive, with the director publicly campaigning to make a Wonder Woman movie starring Hendricks in the lead role. At the time, Christina said she would 'do it in a heartbeat.'

And now, in an interview with The Times about her new film Ginger & Rosa, she reaffirms her interest in appearing in a Wonder Woman adaptation - but in a different way this time.

Asked about the project, »

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Adrianne Palicki: Politics Killed My 'Wonder Woman' Show

5 October 2012 6:57 AM, PDT | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

Adrianne Palicki isn't ashamed of NBC's failed "Wonder Woman" pilot.

"I'm incredibly proud of that project," she told CraveOnline. "I was so grateful to get to play Wonder Woman. That was a childhood dream of mine and I’m proud of the outcome. I do wish it would have gone to series but everything happens for a reason. Looking at it as a positive, I got to work with some amazing actors, [an] amazing writer and I got to wear the outfit. It was not comfortable but it was totally worth it."

The "Friday Night Lights" star played the title role in David E. Kelley's pilot NBC produced for the 2011-2012 TV season. According to Palicki, politics killed the pilot, which was well on its way to being picked up. In fact, some press materials produced by NBC for the 2011-2012 Upfront included "Wonder Woman."

"It was shocking," she said. »

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Justice League: 6 Actresses Who Should Play Wonder Woman

20 September 2012 1:45 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

An integral part of the planned Justice League movie will be the casting of Wonder Woman. Unlike Marvel’s The Avengers, DC has the advantage to draw in a very large cast of female fans due to the fact that Wonder Woman is a very important part of Justice League and not just a side character. Black Widow was an important member of Avengers, but the fact she didn’t get her own movie proves she wasn’t that crucial to the team.

If The Hunger Games was any indication it is that a strong feminine protagonist who can be a leader in her own right is a big draw for female fans. However you can’t just cast any female Hollywood bad-ass such as Resident Evil’s Milla Jovovich or Michelle Rodriguez for this ionic part, because they just don’t have that Wonder Woman look or attitude (meaning »

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The Week in Spandex – Whedon on Marvel, Thor: The Dark World, Iron Man 3, The Dark Knight Rises, Justice League, Man of Steel, Lobo, Kick-Ass 2, Arrow

17 September 2012 2:17 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Our weekly round up of all the latest news stories from the world of screen superheroes, including The Avengers 2, S.H.I.E.L.D., Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor: The Dark World, Doctor Strange, Iron Man 3, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Incredible Hulk, Ant-Man, The Dark Knight Rises, Justice League, Man of Steel, Lobo, Arrow, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and Kick-Ass 2

Joss Whedon has certainly been a busy chap this past week. Attending the Toronto International Film Festival to promote his latest movie Much Ado About Nothing, Whedon has taken the opportunity to discuss all things Marvel in his new role as ‘creative consultant’ of Phase Two of the Cinematic Universe. In addition to providing a brief update on The Avengers 2 [see here], Whedon also refused to rule out the possibility of fan favourite Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) returning to the McU »

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Will Wonder Woman appear in The CW’s Arrow?

12 September 2012 7:17 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week it was revealed that The CW was looking to extend its DC Comics output beyond the upcoming Arrow TV series by hiring Allan Heinberg (Grey’s Anatomy) to pen a pilot script for a Wonder Woman show entitled Amazon, which is said to focus on the early pre-superhero years of Diana, Princess of Themyscira. Should Amazon make it to the screen, this naturally opens up the possibility of a crossover between the two characters, although Arrow executive producer Andrew Kreisberg has been quick to play down the speculation, stating that it’s unlikely Wonder Woman will be popping up in Starling City in the foreseeable future...

“Our show definitely takes place in a much more realistic world,” Kreisberg tells The Hollywood Reporter. “There's no superpowers, superheroes and aliens. With Wonder Woman, Diana of Themyscira, there are superpowers. I don't foresee crossovers but one of the great things about »

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Arrow Producers Talk New Wonder Woman Project

11 September 2012 8:05 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Over the past few years, rumors of a new Wonder Woman TV show have been everywhere.  It seems like the perfect time to bring back one of the most famous female superheros too, especially with the current popularity of the genre.

Early last week, it was reported that the CW might be interested in bringing a Wonder Woman prequel to the small screen. Titled Amazon, this show would be centered around Diana of Themyscira before she became a superhero.

Ideally, this would have great crossover potential with the CW’s other new comic book adaptation, Arrow, which is slated to premiere Wednesday, October 10 at 8pm Est.

Arrow follows the vigilante adventures of Green Arrow, a young billionaire playboy who, after being shipwrecked on a deserted island for five years, returns home a changed man with a vow to fight evil. Sort of a Gilligan’s Island meets Batman, if you will. »

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'Arrow' execs on 'Wonder Woman' TV series: 'There's room for both'

10 September 2012 5:06 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The producers of superhero drama Arrow have expressed their support for the new Wonder Woman TV series. A show based on the DC Comics heroine is in development at The CW, the same network that will air Arrow from next month. "There's the Adam West and Christopher Nolan versions of Batman and one doesn't obviate the other," Arrow exec Andrew Kreisberg told The Hollywood Reporter. "The Lynda Carter version [of Wonder Woman] was great and now The CW is hopefully developing another wonderful version that will be a nice compliment to Arrow." Fellow exec producer Marc Guggenheim added that he would like to see the two series share a night on The CW's schedule. "I think (more) »

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CW Wants "'Wonder Woman: Amazon"

8 September 2012 10:08 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

CW, home of DC Comics' Vancouver-lensed live-action TV series "Smallville" and the upcoming "Arrow" is developing a new series about 'Wonder Woman'.

Allan Heinberg, writer of DC's "Wonder Woman" comics and the CW TV series "Gilmore Girls", will write the pilot teleplay to be titled "Amazon."   Heinberg is reportedly taking the character back to the beginning with a retelling of the origin, focusing on 'Wonder Woman' as a young, budding superhero.

The best known adaptation of the 'Wonder Woman' character was the three-season live-action series in the 1970's, starring actress Lynda Carter as the 'Amazon Princess' and her alter ego, 'Diana Prince'.

DC Comics previously rebooted the character with a new costume and origin backstory, different from the established 1940's character.

The original 'Wonder Woman' was created by pyschologist William Moulton Marston, ('Charles Moulton') who saw the »

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The CW developing a Wonder Woman TV series

7 September 2012 8:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With its latest comic book-inspired adaptation Arrow building a positive buzz ahead of its premiere next month, The CW has now turned its attention to another DC Comics character, with Vulture reporting that the network has started development on a small screen adaptation of Wonder Woman alongside DC and Warner Bros. Television.

Entitled Amazon, the proposed series will adopt the Smallville approach as it explores the formative years of Princess Diana of Themyscira and “will focus on Wonder Woman as a young, budding superhero, rather than a fully formed defender of liberty.” According to the report, Allan Heinberg (Grey’s Anatomy) has been hired to pen a script, although the pilot is yet to officially receive the green light.

Just last year a Wonder Woman series made it to the pilot stage at NBC under producer David E. Kelly (Ally McBeal), with Adrianne Palicki (Friday Night Lights, G.I. Joe: Retaliation »

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'Wonder Woman' new TV series in development at The CW

7 September 2012 1:39 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The CW is developing a new Wonder Woman TV series. The project - which has the working title Amazon - is being pitched as an origin tale for the DC Comics heroine. Allan Heinberg (Grey's Anatomy, The O.C.) is scripting the adaptation, Vulture reports. Amazon is still only at the script stage, with a full pilot yet to be ordered. A popular Wonder Woman TV series, starring Lynda Carter, aired on ABC and later CBS between 1975 and 1979. An NBC adaptation - with Adrianne Palicki - made it to pilot stage last year but was not picked up to series. The Avengers (more) »

- By Morgan Jeffery

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