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A younger generation of viewers likely know siblings Aly and Aj Michalka from the stints on Disney television, or as the musical duo 78violet, but the sisters have taken a confident step into the world of indie filmmaking with "Weepah Way For Now." Inspired after watching Richard Linklater's "Before Midnight" to try something in a similar spirit, their effort arrives soon at the L.A. Film Festival and today we have an exclusive clip. Featuring an ensemble cast that includes the Michalkas along with Mimi Rogers, Dan Byrd, Amanda Crew, Madeline Zima, Liam Aiken, Jon Heder, Tyler Labine, Gil Bellows, Ryan Donowho, Gale Harold, Erin Cummings, plus narration by Saoirse Ronan, the story follows musical sisters Elle and Joy, who spend their last week before going on tour visiting friends and preparing for the going away party they intend to host. Their apprehensions about throwing the party is universally »
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Weepah Way For Now, written and directed by Stephen Ringer, will world premiere June 16th in the La Muse section of the Los Angeles Film Festival. Real-life sisters Aj Michalka (The Goldbergs) and Aly Michalka (iZombie) star in and produce the film about two sisters on the cusp of adulthood. The pair spend their last week before heading off on their next music tour visiting friends and preparing for the going away party they intend to host. Their apprehensions about… »
Kurt Sutter is poised to return to FX with a new series. FX has given a series order to the new show from Sutter, who previously created Sons of Anarchy and wrote for The Shield, both of which were on FX as well. Titled The Bastard Executioner, the show’s first season will run for ten episodes, with Brian Grazer onboard as executive producer as well. Relative newcomer Lee Jones will be taking on the titular role, with Sons of Anarchy‘s Katey Sagal, True Blood‘s Stephen Moyer, and Starred Up‘s Sam Spruell among the cast, alongside Sutter himself. The Americans‘ Matthew Rhys is also set to guest star on the series.
The show itself will make its premiere on FX in the fall, though a date has yet to be announced. The show’s synopsis, via FX’s press release, »
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Good things come to those who wait. After two seasons of stealing every scene in which she’s been present, Aj Michalka has been promoted to a series regular on The Goldbergs ahead of the show’s third season. Michalka, who plays Erica’s best friend and Barry’s girlfriend, Lainey Lewis, has been recurring on the show since Season 1, and her promotion comes after a largely increased focus on the supporting cast in the semi-autobiographical show from the real Adam Goldberg. The Hollywood Reporter was the first to report the casting news. The third season of The Goldbergs will feature Aj Michalka’s first time as a regular on television. Also a singer-songwriter and member of music duo 78violet with her sister Aly, Aj has been featured in multiple episodes of The Guardian, Hellcats, and Oliver Beene, and she has also appeared on the big-screen in Super 8 and Grace Unplugged. »
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Additionally, nominees were announced for the inaugural “Most Bingeworthy” Award, among them American Horror Story: Freak Show, »
Into the wedding rush now! Disney stars Aly Michalka and Aj Michalka—better known simply as Aly and Aj—have spent the past few years turning into beautiful adults. And at the same time, one has fallen in love and is ready to say "I Do." That's right, Aly is getting married and the bride-to-be celebrated a special bridal shower and bachelorette party this weekend with her closest friends. Organized by her "amazing sister and Maid of Honor" Aj, the sisters traveled to Aventine Trattoria in Hollywood for lunch. "It was a beautiful afternoon. They enjoyed salads and sandwiches and sipped on white sangria, mimosas and Bellini's all afternoon," a source »
Troy Gentile's Barry Goldberg is about to get a little closer with his teenage crush Lainey (Aj Michalka). But, like most things Goldbergs related, mom Beverly will be meddling (thanks to a little push from Erica).
"Erica does not want her best friend dating her brother by any means so my character goes and tries to get our mother involved, who is the matchmaker of the town, and so I try to hook Barry up with a girl and she happens to be a lot like Beverly," Hayley Orrantia, ...
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