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When fandoms collide! Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner will be joining the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse, director Bryan Singer confirmed on Twitter on Thursday. While Sansa Stark is definitely a strong character in her own right, we wouldn't mind watching Turner, 18, suit up and unleash some mind-control powers on her enemies. Also announced was the casting of Alexandra Shipp as Storm and Tye Sheridan as Cyclops. Shipp, 23, is best known for her titular role in Lifetime's Aaliyah biopic, and Sheridan, 18, is best known for his role as Steve in the Oscar-nominated 2011 film Tree of Life. Apocalypse, which begins filming in Montreal in April, »
- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl
Last night, director Bryan Singer confirmed on his Twitter account that “Game of Thrones” star will become Famke Janssen’s younger iteration much in the same way Jennifer Lawrence has taken over for Rebecca Romijn, James McAvoy for Patrick Stewart, and so on.
Turner’s Sansa has never been the favourite Stark. “Game of Thrones” fans have gravitated toward her younger sister, Arya, in much greater numbers, but Sansa should not be counted out. Unlike her sister, who lives on the fringes with a tiny sword and a bowl cut, Sansa has started to embrace the political intrigues of Westeros – she’s now “playing »
- Sasha James
Director Bryan Singer made some big casting announcements on his Twitter last night for his upcoming film X-Men: Apocalypse. Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones) is set to play Jean Grey, Alexandra Shipp (House of Anubis) is taking on the role of Storm, and Tye Sheridan (Mud) will play Cyclops.
Meet our new and brilliant young mutants: @Alexshipppp as #Storm @SophieT as #JeanGrey and @TyeSheridan as #Cyclops. #XmenApocalypse
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) January 23, 2015
We knew that would see younger versions of these characters in this film that is set to take place in the 1980s, and it seems like they've cast some solid young talent. They will join James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, and Nicholas Hoult in the film.
We still don't know all of the details about the movie, but we've heard that it will involve ancient mutants and explore a deeper relationship between Magneto and Mystique. Quicksilver »
- Joey Paur
The next generation of mutants is shaping up quite nicely! Bryan Singer revealed on Twitter Thursday that Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner and Tye Sheridan have been cast in X-Men: Apocalypse. The director confirmed that of the newly cast "brilliant young mutants," Shipp will play Storm, Turner will play Jean Grey and Sheridan will play Cyclops. You might not recognize any of these stars' names at first glance, but there's a good chance you've seen them before. Shipp, for example, recently portrayed Aaliyah in the Lifetime TV movie Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B. The 23-year-old actress has also had a recurring role on Days of Our Lives. Turner, 18, is best known for her role as »
The Vampire Diaries' midseason premiere, "Woke Up with a Monster," certainly gave fans a lot of options as to who might meet an impending and untimely end in the near future. As the series begins its sprint to the season finale, characters both beloved and brand new stared down death. Star Paul Wesley directed the episode, which picked up directly after Kai (Chris Wood) abducted Elena (Nina Dobrev) and as Caroline (Candice Accola) struggled to accept her mother's cancer diagnosis. Even amid those merciless circumstances, Elena and Sheriff Forbes (Marguerite MacIntyre) weren't the only folks in Mystic Falls whose lives were in peril. »
- Lanford Beard, @lanfordbeard
Much as he did with X-Men: Days Of Future Past, Bryan Singer is letting his own voice – or rather, his fingers, given the medium – do the announcing on follow-up X-Men: Apocalypse. He’s taken to twitter to reveal that Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan and Alexandra Shipp have all been cast in the new mutant adventure.Mere hours after hearing from the film’s villain, Oscar Isaac about how Singer and his team will bring the character of Apocalypse to life, we now know who will be playing younger versions of three classic mutants in the 1980s-set movie.Keeping up his current track record of hiring from the cast of Game Of Thrones after Peter Dinklage appeared in Days Of Future Past, Turner will be Jean Grey, previously played by Famke Janssen. Mud’s Sheridan is on as the new Scott Summers, Aka Cyclops, taking over the role from James Marsden, »
For the past five years, an Islamist insurgency has shaken northern Nigeria, claiming several thousand lives and putting the government in its crosshairs. But while the ongoing violence might rattle the nerves of some, Kene Mkparu looks at the region and sees opportunity.
Mkparu, CEO of Filmhouse Ltd., is traveling north this month to open a new multiplex in Kano, the region’s largest city and economic hub. It’s one of five plexes his company is rolling out in a recent blitz that will more than double its presence in Nigeria after just two years.
The rapid expansion is part of an ambitious effort to grab a commanding share of the growing exhibition market in sub-Saharan Africa’s most populous nation. It is a way, as well, to build confidence in that market’s mostly untapped potential.
“Nigeria does a lot of talk,” Mkparu says. “We want you to see. »
- Christopher Vourlias
Fitness model Greg Plitt killed in train accident: Plitt was the 'body' of Dr. Manhattan in 'Watchmen' movie Fitness model Greg Plitt, best known for adorning countless fitness magazine covers and for his participation on the reality TV show Work Out, was killed by a passenger train while being videotaped last Saturday afternoon, January 17, 2015, in Burbank, about 20 kilometers northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Authorities are now trying to figure out how Plitt and his two-person crew were able to access a restricted area -- without a filming permit -- and what exactly they were doing there. Online tabloids claim to have the answer, asserting that Greg Plitt's death was the result of a failed thrill-seeking stunt. The athletic Plitt, who had previously shot at least one workout video on a train track, was purportedly trying to outrun the passenger train, but tripped and fell on the tracks. »
- Zac Gille
GLAAD has announced nominees for the 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards in categories covering film, television, comic books, music and journalism. And in the film arena, Oscar season staple "The Imitation Game" was joined by films like "Love is Strange," "Pride," "Dear White People" and "Lilting" in the list of nominations. Check out who else was nominated below. Winners will be announced on March 21. And remember to follow along with the rest of the season at The Circuit. Outstanding Film - Wide Release "The Imitation Game" "Love is Strange" "Pride" "The Skeleton Twins" "Tammy" Outstanding Film - Limited Release "Dear White People" "Life Partners" "Lilting" "The Way He Looks" "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" Outstanding Drama Series "Degrassi" "The Fosters" "Game of Thrones" "Grey's Anatomy" "How to Get Away with Murder" "Last Tango in Halifax" "Masters of Sex" "Orphan Black" "Pretty Little Liars" "Shameless" Outstanding Comedy Series "Brooklyn Nine-Nine »
- Kristopher Tapley
Looks like Lisa Rinna gets to play another drama queen in primetime. The 51-year-old actress and star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills - who played the shrewy Taylor McBride on Melrose Place - will show up in a guest-starring role on CSI, People has learned exclusively. Rinna will play Cindy, an immature and irresponsible parent whose two daughters go missing. Her episode is expected to air in February. Rinna has made a terrific career out of playing high-strung vixens on the small screen. Before Melrose Place, she famously played Billie Reed on Days of Our Lives. This season, »
- Lynette Rice, @lynetterice
The annual ceremony pays tribute to advocates for the Lgbt community, and those who have represented the community in the media and entertainment industries.
The Outstanding Drama Series category will be contested by Degrassi, The Fosters, Game of Thrones, Grey's Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, Last Tango in Halifax, Masters of Sex, Orphan Black, Pretty Little Liars and Shameless.
Meanwhile, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Glee, Looking, Modern Family, Orange Is the New Black, »
The Weinstein Co.’s “The Imitation Game” Sony Classics’ “Love Is Strange,” CBS Films’ “Pride,” Roadside’s “The Skeleton Twins” and Warner Bros’ “Tammy” have received nominations for best film in wide release for the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards.
The noms for best limited-release movies include “Dear White People” (Lionsgate), “Life Partners” (Magnolia Pictures), “Lilting” (Strand Releasing), “The Way He Looks” (Strand) and “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” (Film Movement).
GLAAD announced the nominations Wednesday. The organization said that 52 comedy series and 83 drama series with regular portrayal of Lgbt characters were considered, compared with a decade ago when GLAAD could only find eight comedy series and 17 drama series to consider.
The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor all forms of media for their fair, »
- Dave McNary
52 comedy series and 83 drama series with regular portrayal of Lgbt characters were considered this year, as opposed to 2005, when GLAAD could only...
Amazon Studios’ Golden Globe winner “Transparent” joins Oscar nominee “The Imitation Game” and indie comedy “Dear White People” as nominees for the 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards announced on Wednesday.
Other nominees in the film and television categories include ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder,” HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” “Looking” and “The Normal Heart,” while “Pride,” a Golden Globe nominated movie, is also nominated with John Lithgow and Alfred Molina drama “Love Is Strange.”
- Greg Gilman
America’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender media-advocacy group has pulled back the curtain on the nominees for its 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards.
The Weinstein Company’s Best Picture Oscar contender The Imitation Game is up for Outstanding Film, Wide Release alongside Sony Classics’ Love Is Strange, CBS Films’ Pride, Roadside’s The Skeleton Twins and Warner Bros’ Tammy. Gunning for the top prize for limited-release movies are Dear White People (Lionsgate), Life Partners (Magnolia Pictures), Lilting (Strand Releasing), The Way He Looks (Strand) and Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Film Movement).
The organization this year expanded its nominees for Outstanding Comedy and Drama Series to 10. Among the shows going for the gold are Amazon Prime Video’s rookie series Transparent — which won star Jeffrey Tambor a surprise Golden Globe last week — ABC’s freshman drama How To Get Away With Murder, Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black, »
- The Deadline Team
Nominees for the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced Wednesday, and freshman series Transparent, How to Get Away With Murder and Playing House were among those to snag nominations.
The awards — which honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community — will be handed out on March 21 (in Los Angeles) and May 9 (in New York).
This year, the categories of Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Comedy Series were expanded to include 10 nominees instead of the usual five.
The full list of this year’s TV nominees follows; the complete round-up can be found at GLAAD. »
Snooki gave birth only four months ago to her second baby, but she's already looking fit and fantastic!
Decked out only in a colorful sports bra and black leggings, the former Jersey Shore star showed the results of her hard work with her personal trainer Anthony Michael.
"Almost 4 months postpartum and so happy with my results," Snooki captioned the impressive photo. "I still have loose skin and stretch marks on my belly, but it's all worth it for my beautiful babies. Staying fit during pregnancy was the best thing I could ever do. Now it's time to build that muscle for summer 15! Big thanks to my trainer for kicking my body back into shape."
News: Yowza! This Is Megan Fox's Post-Baby Body
The 27-year-old reality star gave »
Initial reports suggest Plitt was shooting video on the tracks with two friends when the collision occurred
George Gregory Plitt Jr., 37, an actor and fitness expert who was featured on the Bravo TV series “Work Out” and on the NBC daytime soap opera “Days of Our Lives” was killed in Burbank after being struck by a Metrolink train, authorities said Sunday.
The train hit Plitt at 4:05 p.m. Saturday, near the Burbank Metrolink Station on Front Street, according to the Burbank Police Department. Plitt was pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was injured.
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- Anita Bennett
H. Wesley “Wes” Kenney, a producer and director who directed more than 20 episodes of “All in the Family” and won seven Daytime Emmys over the course of a 35-year career, died Jan. 13 of cardiac arrest at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica. He was 89.
Kenney produced hundreds of episodes of soap operas including “Days of Our Lives,” “The Young and the Restless,” “General Hospital” and “The Doctors” and directed episodes of series including “My Favorite Martian,” “Big John Little John” and “Flo” — as well as the pilot for “The Jeffersons.”
Harry Wesley Kenney Jr. was born in Dayton, Ohio. After time in the Navy, he began his showbiz career at the DuMont Network, where he would helm live broadcasts — as many as a dozen each day. He directed episodes of the early ’50s series “Rocky King, Detective” and he also worked with Mike Wallace on the latter’s »
- Variety Staff
Another day, another set of award nominations announced. Today though it is the big ones, the Oscars. There aren’t really any surprises, The Grand Budapest Hotel has once more done exceptionally well. See the full list of nominees below:
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night
Best Supporting Actress
- Kat Smith
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled the full list of nominations today for the The 87th Annual Academy Awards, which air Sunday, February 22 at 7 Pm Et/4 Pm Pt from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California. This year marked the first time that nominations for all 24 categories were announced live. J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuarón announced the first 12 nominations, then Chris Pine and Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs revealed the final 12 nominees at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California. Check out the full list of nominations below:
American SniperBirdmanBoyhoodThe Grand Budapest HotelThe Imitation GameSelmaThe Theory of EverythingWhiplash
Best Actor In A Leading Role
Steve Carell - FoxcatcherBradley Cooper - American SniperBenedict Cumberbatch - The Imitation GameMichael »
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