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Made in Chelsea: La is almost here, so it's time to meet the five beautiful Americans joining the show to stir things up.
Joining the Chelsea regulars will be Naz Gharai, Bryan Mione, Cody Weselis, Noah Bewley and Olivia Fox - we just hope they've nailed their awkward silences. Read on to meet them...
Naz - originally from Del Mar in San Diego - is single and describes herself as a "hopeless romantic". She's studying for a degree in biology and psychology and is an assistant to a famous music producer, but also enjoys hiking and running on the beach. So what is she looking for? An intelligent man who would take her parasailing or jet packing - oh, and she's described as a "confident head turner who is not afraid to share her opinion". Perfect Chelsea material, then.
Bryan, who was born in Calabasas (home of the Kardashians, »
Just a few days after Lavalantula debuted on Syfy this weekend, the cable network has given the green light for a sequel, entitled 2 Lava 2 Lantula. The title is a reference to Universal Pictures' 2003 sequel 2 Fast 2 Furious, but don't hold your breath for high-octane racing action in 2 Lava 2 Lantula. Syfy will release 2 Lava 2 Lantula as a 2016 summer movie, but no cast members or filmmakers have been confirmed quite yet.
Police Academy stars Steve Guttenberg, Leslie Easterbrook, Marion Ramsey and Michael Winslow reunited to star in Lavalantula, and the hope is to bring them all back. The story follows a "washed up 90s action hero actor" played by Steve Guttenberg, who joins forces with Leslie Easterbrook and Michael Winslow's characters to stop a monstrous swarm of bloodthirsty lava-breathing tarantulas who burn their victims alive. The supporting cast includes Nia Peeples, Danny Woodburn, Ralph Garman, Marion Ramsey, Jon Mack, D.J. Pierce and Patrick Renna. »
Bugs Bunny officially turns 75 today. The snickering rabbit made his first credited appearance in Tex Avery's 1940 animated short "A Wild Hare," and he remains a cultural icon three quarters of a century later. Here's why he could still use more respect. 1. He's an Academy Award winner. Not only was Bugs Oscar-nominated for his official debut in "A Wild Hare," but he picked up an Academy Award for 1958's "Knighty Knight Bugs" in the category of Best Cartoon Short Subject. Look, he even received it from Tony Curtis and his first wife (of six) Janet Leigh. 2. He stars in one of the great sports video games of the '90s. The Super Nintendo gave us plenty of classic sports games, including John Madden's football cartridges and the yearly NBA/NHL/Mlb releases. "Looney Tunes B-Ball," meanwhile, was one of the few fantastic video games not associated with a major sports organization. »
- Louis Virtel
The closing chapter of the Lethal Weapon movie saga was a film that, tonally, was a long way away from the movie that started the series.
In the original Lethal Weapon back in 1987, the character of Martin Riggs - as played by Mel Gibson - was on the verge of suicide, working uneasily alongside Danny Glover's Roger Murtaugh. By the end of Lethal Weapon 4, as the song Why Can't We Be Friends played out, it was all happy families. With babies. Riggs had a wife and child, any hints of suicide were long gone, and the film feels a lot more like a comedy than an action thriller.
Whether you’re a Groundlings vet or Los Angeles’ next great improvisation artist, mark your calendars: the Hollywood Improv Festival comes to the City of Angels Sept. 18–20. Unlike Phoenix, San Francisco, and several other cities with thriving comedy scenes, L.A. seldom gathers its diverse communities to celebrate the art of improv. The Hif, organized by the Middle Theatre Company and partnered with the National Improv Network, seeks to change that. Come September they’ll bring together top talent from across the country for a weekend of fun performances, as well as panels led by improv experts at the likes of Second City La, The Nerdist School, The Miles Stroth Workshop, and Westside Comedy. The panels and shows will take place at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre, while several expert-led training workshops will also be held at Now Improv. Prizes will be handed out throughout the festival, including tickets, various classes, »
Homeboy Industries is one of the most instantly recognizable brands indigenous to the City of Angels, and now, the successful gang rehabilitation program (which helps over 10,000 at-risk individuals per year), is reaching out to Tinseltown to help give loyal workers a refreshingly bold, new place to call "home." We talk to Tom Vozzo, CEO of Homeboy Industries, and Dave Mannix, General Manager of the Culver Studios, about their newest venture and ongoing commitment to the community at large — which they hope will have a lasting impact on the entertainment industry for years to come. Ruben Guevara: Now that Homegirl Café is a part of the Culver Studios lot, can you explain how this mutual partnership first began? Tom Vozzo: The folks at Culver Studios were looking to change their commissary. They were searching for a new look and new menu that was also socially responsible. As we're looking for »
- Ruben Guevara
Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling had better start practicing their music skills sharpish. Because not only do they have to warble in Whiplash writer/director Damien Chazelle’s new film La La Land, they’ll be sharing the screen with J.K. Simmons. Gulp.La La Land follows two dreamers looking to find fame in Los Angeles, who meet and discover a love connection. There’s aspiring actress Mia (Stone) who is lonely and trying to fit in to a confusing new city, and cocky, charismatic jazz pianist Sebastian (Gosling), who learns that juggling a relationship and art in the unforgiving City of Angels is no easy task. And when you’ve got to contend with someone called “Boss”, played by Simmons? Even more reason to worry. Admittedly, he could be in cuddly teddy bear mode for this one, but his feelings towards rushing and/or dragging have yet to be established. »
Read More: Review: Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' is a Faithful and Endearing Thomas Pynchon Adaptation If you thought Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice" was a magnificent love letter to the sun-soaked City of Angels the way that I did, then you're going to love the short behind-the-scenes documentary, "Chryskyloden Blues," which was uploaded recently to Vimeo. Shot on Super 8 film by filmmaker Laura Colella ("Breakfast With Curtis"), "Chryskyloden Blues" blends behind-the-scenes footage with a voiceover excerpt from the Thomas Pynchon novel upon which the Anderson film is based. According to an article published on The Chicago Reader website, which is how we came across the video (so hats off to them for making such an incredible discovery), Colella was apparently supposed to appear onscreen as an amateur filmmaker shooting on Super 8 during the scene where Joaquin Phoenix's character, Doc, crashes a private party. Check out. »
- Shipra Harbola Gupta
Just one week before this year's Comic-Con kicks off, the city of San Diego has signed a two-year extension with Comic-Con International to keep the massive convention in the city until the year 2018. The city's contract with Cci was set to expire after this week's convention, with the extension now guaranteeing that San Diego will be the home of Sdcc through 2018. Here's what San Diego Mayor Kevin Falcouner had to say about the deal in a statement.
"If you still don't understand how much Comic Con means to San Diego, more Superman means more super-streets, more light sabers means more library hours, and more Comic-Con means more neighborhood services for San Diegans."
The announcement marks the end of months of behind-the-scenes dealings, including lobbying from Los Angeles and Anaheim to move Comic-Con to those cities. Part of this deal includes an agreement with local San Diego hotels to not increase »
From the tough streets of South Central to the glitz and glamour of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles is what dreams (and traffic jams) are made of. The City of Angels has also served as the backdrop to some of Hollywood's most classic cinematic ventures, and we have ranked the top nine L.A.-centric flicks for your list-enjoying pleasure. Whether its Mark Wahlberg starring as the sex-bomb protagonist in 1997's porn-industry epic Boogie Nights, Ice Cube as a drug-slinging gang member in Boyz n the Hood or even the edgy Hollywood punk inside Nicolas Cage for '80s classic Valley Girl, L.A. has been a supporting character in many a movie-night favorite. If ensemble capers are more your »
Peggy Carter is heading to Los Angeles for the second season of ABC’s Captain America spinoff, but Hayley Atwell’s heroine won’t be alone in the City of Angels, as Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that both James D’Arcy (Edwin Jarvis) and Enver Gjokaj (Agent Daniel Sousa) have both closed deals to return as series regulars.
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At this point, there’s no official word on whether Chad Michael Murray (Agent Jack Thompson), Bridget Regan (Dottie Underwood) and Lyndsy Fonseca (Angie Martinelli) will be back, although EW’s sources suggest that all three are close to signing on.
Meanwhile, E! Online has revealed details about a couple of new characters we’ll be seeing in season two, including “Wendy Fallon, a Hollywood starlet who is way more intelligent than she lets on [and is] married to a rich CEO and is at ease »
- Gary Collinson
Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the off-beat, nerdy news for you in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this wonderful Wednesday? Find out what the Harry Potter franchise would look like with an R rating,Magic Mike gets an Honest Trailer, and check out Nicolas Cage as every Game of Thrones character. So, sit back, relax, and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Harry Potter gets R Rated
Ever wonder what the Harry Potter franchise would look like with an R rating? Fine Brothers Entertainment has put together a side-splitting five-minute animated video that takes memorable scenes from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and gives this classic, family-friendly story an R-rated twist. In this video, Potter's aunt and uncle are far more physically abusive, the Sorting Hat is a racist prick and Quidditch gets deadly. »
In the rundown of “Wait! What?!” questions raised by the premiere episode of CBS’ new summer thriller, Zoo, “Why are lions waging an organized war against humans?” barely cracks the Top 5.
For starters, after seeing his best friend seemingly mauled to death by a lion in the back of a van, how come handsome safari guide Jackson Oz (The Crazy Ones‘ James Wolk) isn’t a blubbering, wild-eyed mess, but instead apologizing for the quality of the coffee he’s serving to a pretty/traumatized Frenchwoman?
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It looks like William Friedkin’s cult crime thriller To Live and Die in L.A. is heading to the small screen, with Wgn America snapping up the rights to a TV adaptation, which Friedkin will direct and executive produce along with Oscar-winning scriptwriter Bobby Moresco (Crash).
The MGM Television project is expected to go straight-to-series once the script is ready and approved, and is described as “a reimagining” of the film and “an intense immersion into the inner workings of the Secret Service and a cat-and-mouse chase through the dark underbelly of the City of Angels.”
Released in 1985, To Live and Die in L.A. helped to launch the careers of several actors, including the likes of William Peterson, Willem Dafoe and John Turturro, and told the story of a secret service agent out to bring down a counterfeiter who killed his partner.
- Gary Collinson
William Friedkin's hard boiled '80s action thriller To Live And Die In La is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. And to celebrate, it's coming back in a new form. Friedkin himself has been developing it as a TV series for MGM (the home of Fargo), and will serve as executive producer and director of some episodes. Bobby Moresco (Crash) is also an exec producer and will write.The original film starred William Petersen, Willem Dafoe, John Pankow and Dean Stockwell, with further early career appearances from Robert Downey Jr. and John Turturro. It revolves around Petersen's dogged secret service investigations in a counterfeiting operation, alongside his obsessive personal mission of revenge.It's based on a novel by ex-cia agent Gerald Petievich, and the series version will be returning to that source. We're promised "an intense immersion into the inner workings of the secret service and a cat-and-mouse »
San Diego Comic-Con 2015 has released their full schedule for Preview Night on Wednesday, July 8. While there aren't any panels on Preview Night, Warner Bros. Television is presenting world-premiere screenings of complete pilot episodes from highly anticipated newseries Supergirl, Blindspot, Containment and Lucifer, plus an advanced look at a new episode of Teen Titans Go!. Check out all of the official details for Comic Con's Preview Night below.
Wednesday, July 8 - Preview Night
6:00pm - 10:00pm - Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings
Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television proudly continue their annual Preview Night tradition, with exclusive world premiere screenings of the pilot episodes of four of the most highly anticipated series of the 2015-16 television season.
Supergirl - In the vast DC Comics Universe of superheroes, the rich mythology of Superman, the planet Krypton and the House of El is perhaps the most famous and instantly recognizable. Enter Supergirl! »
What it also offers is a gigantic back catalogue of films, from obscure works of artistic genius to classics you haven't thought of in decades.
We dug deep into the Sky Store library to bring you a selection of our favourite hidden gems:
A new addition and Digital Spy favourite is Alex Garland's directorial debut, Ex Machina.
Another recent Digital Spy favourite is Whiplash, a small-budget drama about the intense relationship between an ambitious jazz student and his fearsome instructor.
There are many ways to be a winner at this year’s Los Angeles Film Festival. In addition to the standard fiction and documentary sections, the 21st edition includes three other competitive categories: L.A. Muse (now in its second year, with 10 films), Nightfall (eight tales of the bizarre and horrifying) and Zeitgeist (six stories about young people).
“There were so many strong world premieres by emerging directors, we couldn’t put 50-plus films in one or two competitions,” says associate director of programming and curated content Roya Rastegar.
The new sections were set up not only to accommodate the influx of films, but also as a way to “create a context, so these films can connect with their audiences, and have a bright light on them for press and industry,” Rastegar says.
- Anthony Kaufman
Earlier in the week it was revealed that Warner Bros. is planning a big Hall H panel at Comic-Con for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, along with Wonder Woman and Justice League Part One, and now the studio has revealed its television line-up for San Diego, and there’s plenty more for DC fans to get excited about – and even if you’re not a superhero fan, there’s still plenty on offer! Here’s the full line-up, via Comic Book…
Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings
Wednesday, July 8
6:00–10:00 p.m. The first time is always the best time. Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television proudly continue our annual Preview Night tradition, with exclusive world premiere screenings of the pilot episodes of four of the most highly anticipated series of the 2015–16 television season — Supergirl, Blindspot, Containment and Lucifer — as well as a brand-new episode of Teen Titans Go! »
- Gary Collinson
Warner Bros. Television will have a strong presence at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. In addition to screening the Lucifer pilot, Wbtv will have panels for iZombie, Supernatural, the aforementioned fallen angel series, and many more shows.
Press Release: "Burbank, Calif. (June 10, 2015) — Good luck keeping your popsicles and ice cream from melting with the amount of heat that Warner Bros. Television Group (Wbtvg) is bringing to Comic-Con International: San Diego. The Studio returns to the world’s leading pop-culture convention in 2015 with 18 series, including 13 returning fan-favorite shows and five programs making their much-anticipated Comic-Con debut. Following an at-capacity event last year, Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment are once again joining forces for another epic Saturday night event in Hall on July 11, featuring super heroes, Super-Villains, screenings and special appearances from returning favorites Arrow, The Flash and Gotham, plus highly anticipated series Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
- Derek Anderson
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