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Lynda Carter and Beyond: The Celebs Who Have Played Wonder Woman

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Lynda Carter and Beyond: The Celebs Who Have Played Wonder Woman
She’s easily the most famous female superhero of all time, and she’s doing it on her own. She’s Wonder Woman, and she’s been a solo superhero since her first DC Comics appearance in 1941. Though Gal Gadot is taking her to the big screen in Wonder Woman, out Friday, until now, the best-known depiction of Wonder Woman has to be the Lynda Carter version, which first premiered on Nov. 7, 1975.

That theme song! It’s enough to make you want to spin around and see if maybe this time you’ll magically change into her very same star-spangled costume.
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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen reboot in development at 20th Century Fox

I’m not sure how Alan Moore will feel about this one (we can all make an educated guess) but this is one reboot that I definitely do want to see happen. According to The Tracking Board 20th Century Fox are keen to make a big screen adaptation reboot of one of Alan Moore’s best work to date, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

Back in 2003 a feature film loosely based on the comic book series starring Sean Connery was considered a huge failure (even though it made a small profit) and was critically panned by movie and comic-book enthusiasts alike. In fact the movie got slated so badly that it’s the main reason cited why Connery retired from acting shortly after it’s release.

Directed by Stephen Norrington (Blade) and also starring Jason Flemyng (X-Men: First Class), Stuart Townsend (Elementary) and Peta Wilson (La Femme Nikita), The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
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Alberta Watson, Star of ‘La Femme Nikita,’ ’24,’ Dies at 60

Alberta Watson, Star of ‘La Femme Nikita,’ ’24,’ Dies at 60
Alberta Watson, the Canadian actress who starred in USA Network’s “La Femme Nikita” as Madeline, the ruthless, Machiavellian second-in-command of secret agency Section One, recurred on the CW’s reboot series “Nikita” as Senator Madeline Pierce and memorably appeared as the mother in David O. Russell’s first film, “Spanking the Monkey,” died Saturday at a Toronto hospice. She was 60 and had fought a long battle with cancer.

La Femme Nikita” ran on USA from 1997-2001. Watson was also a series regular as director of CTU Los Angeles Erin Driscoll during season four of Fox’s “24.” Earlier she was a season regular on the brief 1987 ABC drama “Buck James.”

The actress also had a long career in films, especially in her native Canada. In Russell’s “Spanking the Monkey,” she played the bedridden mother to Jeremy Davies’ sullen, priapic teen; the two eventually have a sexual encounter. She won
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Alberta Watson, Star of ‘La Femme Nikita,’ ’24,’ Dies at 60

Alberta Watson, Star of ‘La Femme Nikita,’ ’24,’ Dies at 60
Alberta Watson, the Canadian actress who starred in USA Network’s “La Femme Nikita” as Madeline, the ruthless, Machiavellian second-in-command of secret agency Section One, recurred on the CW’s reboot series “Nikita” as Senator Madeline Pierce and memorably appeared as the mother in David O. Russell’s first film, “Spanking the Monkey,” died Saturday at a Toronto hospice. She was 60 and had fought a long battle with cancer.

La Femme Nikita” ran on USA from 1997-2001. Watson was also a series regular as director of CTU Los Angeles Erin Driscoll during season four of Fox’s “24.” Earlier she was a season regular on the brief 1987 ABC drama “Buck James.”

The actress also had a long career in films, especially in her native Canada. In Russell’s “Spanking the Monkey,” she played the bedridden mother to Jeremy Davies’ sullen, priapic teen; the two eventually have a sexual encounter. She won
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Alberta Watson Dies: ’24’ Actress Was 60

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Alberta Watson Dies: ’24’ Actress Was 60
Canadian actress Alberta Watson, perhaps best known for her recurring role as Erin Driscoll on Fox’s drama 24, has died. Watson died Saturday in Toronto after a long battle with cancer, said her agent Pam Winter. She was 60. Over a nearly 40-year career, Watson appeared in dozens of TV shows and feature films, including TV series King Of Kensington, Hill Street Blues, The Equalizer, Law & Order, and hit cable series La Femme Nikita. But it was her role on the fourth…
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Alberta Watson Dies: ’24’ Actress Was 60

Canadian actress Alberta Watson, perhaps best known for her recurring role as Erin Driscoll on Fox’s drama 24, has died. Watson died Saturday in Toronto after a long battle with cancer, said her agent Pam Winter. She was 60. Over a nearly 40-year career, Watson appeared in dozens of TV shows and feature films, including TV series King Of Kensington, Hill Street Blues, The Equalizer, Law & Order, and hit cable series La Femme Nikita. But it was her role on the fourth…
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Alberta Watson, ‘Nikita,’ ’24’ Actress, Dead at 60

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Alberta Watson, ‘Nikita,’ ’24’ Actress, Dead at 60
Alberta Watson, who played Madeline in the Canadian series “La Femme Nikita” and Sen. Madeline Pierce on the CW series “Nikita,” died Saturday after “a long and heroic battle with cancer,” a representative for the actress told TheWrap on Monday. She was 60. “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of the luminous Alberta Watson. Alberta died in the arms of her beloved Ken on Saturday March 21st at Kensington Hospice in Toronto after a long and incredibly courageous battle with cancer,” Gary Goddard Agency, which represented Watson, said in a statement. A memorial service is currently being planned.
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Sarah Gadon: "Real Style"

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Sneak Peek new images of actress Sarah Gadon ("Dracula Untold") in the Fall 2014 issue of "Real Style" magazine, plus an Nsfw clip from her film "Enemy":

Previous to "Dracula Untold", Gadon had feature film roles in "A Dangerous Method" and "Cosmopolis", also guest-starring in the Canadian-lensed TV series "Are You Afraid of the Dark?", "Dark Oracle", "Doc", "In a Heartbeat", "La Femme Nikita", "Life with Derek" and "Mutant X".

She is also noted for voice work in the animated productions "My Dad the Rock Star", "Ruby Gloom", "Total Drama" and "Wayside".

She is currently shooting the supernatural feature "The 9th Life of Louis Drax".

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Sarah Gadon...
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'24's’ Joel Surnow on Directorial Debut ‘Small Time:’ ‘Biggest Challenge Was Money’

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Joel Surnow's directorial debut, “Small Time,” drives into select theaters Friday. The sweet, coming-of-age tale stars Christopher Meloni as a struggling car salesman and Devon Bostick as his son, who is eager to join the family business despite his mother's wishes that he attend college. Dean Norris of “Breaking Bad” fame co-stars as Meloni's business partner and a surrogate uncle of sorts to Bostick's character. Surnow is a veteran TV scribe who got his start writing for “St. Elsewhere,” “The Equalizer,” “Miami Vice,” “The Commish” and “La Femme Nikita.” More recently, he's known for executive producing “The Kennedys” and “24,” the.
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Maggie Q Talks Crazy 'Nikita' Final Season

Maggie Q Talks Crazy 'Nikita' Final Season
Of all her incarnations (La Femme Nikita, The Point of No Return, Peta Wilson's syndicated series), Craig Silverstein's take on the addict-turned-assassin-turned-hero has been the most complex, fascinating and engrossing version to ever kick her way out of Hollywood. But in six weeks, her harrowing journey will come to an end as The CW's Nikita begins airing its 6 episode final season tonight.

To find out what awaits fans in these six episodes -- or three 2-hour mini-movies, as the cast prefers to think of them -- ETonline caught up with series star Maggie Q, who has infused her small screen super spy with more heart, brains and guts than one show should be able to handle. In addition to learning about Nikita's return to her team, I got the scoop on Michael's reaction to her return and the long-awaited showdown with Amanda!

ETonline: Fans would obviously want more, but do you
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McM announce October’s London Comic Con guest line-up

McM Expo/London Comic Con returns to ExCel London on 25th – 27th October. As well as hosting a galaxy of great sci-fi, movie, games, comics, anime and cosplay content, they’ve also got their usual huge line up of special guests – with more guests being added all the time! see www.mcmcomiccon.com for the latest London Comic Con news – but here’s a round-up of who’s been announced so far:

Red hot fantasy-noir show Lost Girl is coming to McM London Comic Com, with stars Ksenia Solo (Black Swan, Life Unexpected) and Rachel Skarsten (Transporter: The Series, Birds Of Prey) plus executive producer Jay Firestone (Andromeda, La Femme Nikita). Stars from hit sci-fi series Warehouse 13: Kelly Hu (Arrow, X-Men 2, The Vampire Diaries); Eddie McClintock (Bones, Desperate Housewives) and actor/director Saul Rubinek (Frasier, Curb Your Enthusiasm). The stars of new crime thriller By Any Means: Warren Brown (Luther,
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‘24’ Veteran Bob Cochran Joins ‘Live Another Day’ As Exec Producer

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Add Bob Cochran to the list of high-profile 24 co-creators returning to the Fox franchise’s upcoming event-series reboot. The Emmy-winning executive producer/showrunner Cochran will serve as executive producer of 24: Live Another Day. Cochran, whose credits also include co-creating the La Femme Nikita television series, most recently wrote the Starz pilot Pinkerton, based on the famous 19th century detective, Alan Pinkerton. He is repped by Apa and Gendler & Kelly’s Michael Gendler. Fox in May announced Kiefer Sutherland has closed a deal for the event series at its upfront presentation in New York City. The continuation was pitched to Fox by longtime 24 showrunner Howard Gordon (now executive producer of Showtime’s Homeland). His 20th Century Fox TV-based Teakwood Lane is co-producing with original series producers Imagine TV and 20th TV. It’s one of two event series the network unveiled at its upfront confab — the other being M. Night Shyamalan
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"The Amazing Spider-Man" : Enter Sarah Gadon

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Toronto-born actress Sarah Gadon has confirmed she has been cast  in director Marc Webb's upcoming "Amazing Spider-Man 3" and "4", based on the Marvel Comics series.

Gadon is noted for roles in director David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method" and "Cosmopolis". She also guest starred in a number of Toronto-lensed TV series including "Are You Afraid of the Dark?", "Doc", "La Femme Nikita" and "Mutant X".

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Sarah Gadon ...
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Is Sarah Gadon the New Mary Jane Watson in The Amazing Spider-Man 3?

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Is Sarah Gadon the New Mary Jane Watson in The Amazing Spider-Man 3?
It's really starting to sound like Shailene Woodley has been replaced as Mary Jane Watson in The Amazing Spider-Man 3. It broke yesterday that the character was being cut out of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and that the actress would instead make her debut as Peter Parker's future wife in the third film, set for 2016.

Later in the day, there were murmurs that the actress was being recast, due to her commitment to the Ya adaptation Divergent. If it's a hit, work on a sequel will begin immediately, leaving no time for Shailene to appear in The Amazing Spider-Man 3. Though, with its 2016 release date already set in stone, its unclear exactly when this next chapter in the saga of Peter Parker and the search for his parents will begin production, or if it will even conflict with a possible Divergent 2.

Its been heavily speculated that Shailene Woodley was actually dropped from
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Small Time Lands at Anchor Bay

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Small Time Lands at Anchor Bay
Anchor Bay Films announced today the acquisition of Small Time starring Christopher Meloni (42, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Man of Steel), Bridget Moynahan (I, Robot, Lord of War, Blue Bloods) and Dean Norris (Breaking Bad, Little Miss Sunshine, Under the Dome). Written and directed by Joel Surnow, Emmy Award-winner and co-creator of the hit series 24, small time is his debut feature film and loosely based on his real life experiences. The agreement with Abf covers all North American rights and today's announcement was made by Anchor Bay Entertainment's President, Bill Clark.

Kevin Kasha, Anchor Bay's Executive Vice President, Acquisitions and Co-Productions, released the following statement.

"Small Time is a real gem for us and we're really looking forward to working with Joel. "The team loves this film and we are excited to be distributing it."

Writer-director Joel Surnow also released his own statement.

"Small Time is a very personal
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More guests and games coming to McM Expo London Comic Con

The organiser have already unveiled a spectacular line-up of movie, videogame, sci-fi, comics, anime and cosplay content for this month’s McM London Comic Con (check out those details here), but Britain’s biggest pop culture festival has just got even bigger! Here are some of the highlights from our second wave of announcements:

Film And TV Guests: Stephen Lobo and John Reardon, stars of Continuum, will be joining fellow cast members Tony Amendola and Roger Cross. Lobo plays former Liber8 member Matthew Kellog while Reardon plays Kiera’s husband, Greg Cameron. James Cosmo (Jeor Mormont) and Miltos Yerolemou (Syrio Forel) from smash hit fantasy drama Game of Thrones will be at the show on Saturday, while Julian Glover (Grand Maester Pycelle) will be attending on the Sunday. Genelle Williams and Cch Pounder from popular sci-fi show Warehouse 13. Williams plays psychic B&B proprietor Leena in the show, while
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Hulk star Lou Ferrigno and Star Trek's Michael Dorn in new superhero film Liberator at Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo

TV Hulk star Lou Ferrigno is to unveil his new superhero project Liberator - whose cast also includes Michael Dorn, best known as Star Trek's Klingon lieutenant Worf - at Stan Lee's upcoming Comikaze Expo.

Liberator - described as a 20-minute action-packed TV pilot masquerading as a short film - will screen twice in Los Angeles this weekend.

On Saturday, September 15, Liberator will be the opening presentation ahead of the documentary With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story, starting at 7pm at the Downtown Independent Theater. Comics legend Stan Lee will attend, and there will be a panel discussion featuring Lou Ferrigno as well as the director and producers of both movies after the screening.

Then on Sunday, Liberator will be shown at Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo, to close the event at 5pm. Lou Ferrigno and other cast members will also attend the panel discussion after the screening.
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Remembering The "R.C.M.P." (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) T.V. Series

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By Harvey Chartrand

In 1959-60, the distinguished Quebec actor Gilles Pelletier (who had earlier appeared in Otto Preminger’s The 13th Letter and in Alfred Hitchcock’s I Confess) came to Ottawa to shoot 39 episodes of the R.C.M.P. television series, coproduced by Crawley Films, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the British Broadcasting Corporation.

Executive producer F.R. “Budge” Crawley cast Pelletier as Corporal Jacques Gagnier, a Mountie working at a detachment in rural northern Saskatchewan. Interiors were shot on a brand-new soundstage near Ottawa at Old Chelsea, Quebec. Exteriors were filmed in nearby Aylmer, Quebec, and in Outlook, Saskatchewan, which stood in for the fictional western town of Shamattawa, the center of the action of this contemporary adventure series.

Casting a Québécois in the lead role was considered a gutsy move at the time, but
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Lou Ferrigno is a Superhero in Liberator Trailer

Today we have a trailer for a 20-minute short movie, called "Liberator," starring Lou Ferrigno ("The Incredible Hulk") as a superhero. Check it out below. Plot: A disgraced, washed-up ex-superhero's (Ferrigno) secret black ops past come back to haunt him as he tries to put his life back together. The new movie co-stars Peta Wilson ("La Femme Nikita"), Michael Dorn ("Star Trek: The Next Generation"), and the legendary Edward Asner ("Up") as President Whitlock. Trailer:
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'Lady Law-Enforcement Crushes' Tourney Day 2 Features Alias, Jag, NCIS, Covert Affairs, 24

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'Lady Law-Enforcement Crushes' Tourney Day 2 Features Alias, Jag, NCIS, Covert Affairs, 24
It’s Day 2 of our Ultimate Female Law-Enforcement Crushes Bracket Tournament, and we’ve got undercover agents, military investigators, FBI profilers and rookie cops in the mix — all with one thing in common: They’re total hotties.

Female Law-Enforcement Crushes Tourney Opens With Castle, X-Files, Medium, Warehouse 13 and V

Every afternoon over the next few weeks, we’ll launch another set of bouts that will have you dialing 911 with an emergency of lusty proportions. So make sure the right choice is made by heading down to our polls to vote for your favorites (Round 1 voting will be open for
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