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Aaron's Quick Bite: "I come from a big family of cooks. We are very serious about our dinners."
Aaron's Mealtime Memory:
"I love cooking dinner with my twin sister, Angel, but she always tries to take over the kitchen and kick me out. Truth be told, I make a better steak than she does - I add the right amount of butter to the pan to give the meat a crusty char. But she makes some mean mashed potatoes. I remember my mom videotaping us during a family dinner when we were both 3 years old. Angel was so tired that she passed out right into the mashed potatoes on her plate! Ever since then she's taken this strange liking to them. »
When the ABC Family drama series The Lying Game returns on January 2nd, actress Charisma Carpenter (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) will be a recurring guest star as Char’s (Kirsten Prout) aunt, Anne Rebecca Sewell, who has come back to town after years of being estranged from her family. Having overcome being the girl who was treated poorly in high school, she wants a fresh start after her split from her husband, and returns with a confidence and success that makes a lot of people uncomfortable. During a recent interview to promote her appearance on the popular show, Charisma Carpenter talked about her desire to find a home on a television series, that she hadn’t been familiar with the series prior to being cast but quickly caught up on episodes, the similarities between her character on The Lying Game and Cordelia from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, that working on »
- Christina Radish
The ABC Family series The Lying Game returns for the second half of Season 1 with Episode 1.11: O Twin, Where Art Tho? on Monday, January 2 at 8 Pm Et. Actress Charisma Carpenter, who plays Ann Rebecca Sewell on the series, recently held a conference call where she discussed the second half of The Lying Game's first season. Here's what she had to say.
Can you give us some insight into why Annie has been gone so long and her relationship with Phyllis?
Charisma Carpenter: Her relationship with Phyllis is sister. She's been gone so long because I think when she was there, she was in high school, and things did not go well for her. She was treated poorly, not well received. I think some very bad things happened to her and what they are exactly has not at this point been revealed to me. It's just touched on »
Chicago – The holidays are a perfect time to remember some of 2011’s great entertainment events, and one of them was the Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, which took place August 11th-14th. Celebrities such as Anthony Michael Hall, Lou Gossett Jr., LeVar Burton, Peter Tork and Bruce Campbell were there.
HollywoodChicago.com photographer Joe Arce turned his lens to the event, and captured the following slide show. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All images © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com.
Comicon1: Anthony Michael Hall, star of ‘The Breakfast Club’ and ‘Sixteen Candles’ Comicon2: Mimi Rogers of ‘The Rapture’ and ‘World Poker Tour’ Comicon3: Oscar Winner Lou Gossett Jr. of ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’ Comicon4: Vivica A. Fox of ‘Kill Bill’ and ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Comicon5: Hey, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Warner Home Video, MTV Geek and The Paley Center for Media proudly present the World Premiere of Justice League: Doom, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies, in New York on February 13, 2012. Filmmakers and members of the voice cast will attend the event for red carpet media interviews and a post-screening panel discussion.
A limited number of free tickets are available for the general public. Fans in the New York City area wishing to receive free tickets to the NY event on Feb. 13 must RSVP via email to JLDoomNY@yahoo.com. Email RSVPs should include the fan’s first and last name, and a valid email address.
Tickets to the event will be distributed on a “first come, first served” basis. MTV Geek will also be giving away special seating for the event.
- Robert Greenberger
When The Lying Game returns to ABC Family next year, things are really going to be shaken up. Sure, there's the matter of Sutton disappearing, but there's also the return of a face from Ted (Andy Buckley) and Alec's (Adrian Pasdar) past that could reveal more secrets.
Charisma Carpenter -- you might've seen her recently on Supernatural, and you definitely remember her from Buffy and Angel -- is headed to the show as Rebecca "Annie" Sewell, Char's (Kirsten Prout) aunt who left Phoenix many years ago, and whose return will definitely ruffle some feathers. She recently talked to reporters about what to expect from Annie, including whether the fact that she looks very much like Alexandra Chando means anything -- could she be Sutton and Emma's actual parents? Highlights start in the next paragraph: »
Once Upon a Time Lands Dwarf Loving Amy Acker
There looks to be some fairy tale loving for a certain grumpy dwarf in an upcoming episode of Once Upon a Time, which will feature Angel and Dollhouse’s Amy Acker. The frequent Joss Whedon collaborator will guest star as a romantic interest for Lee Arenberg’s Leroy, who also happens to be the real-world counterpart for Grumpy, famously of the Seven Dwarves. Now, I’m not a stick in the mud for accuracy to the original fairy tales (and let’s face it, Disney heavily altered them anyway), but I don’t recall Grumpy having a sweetheart.
The way TVLine tells it Acker’s character will appear in both the fairy tale world and Storybrooke, but may only interact with one of Arenberg’s characters. More importantly, we have no idea who she might be playing. I’m all for a dwarf finding love, »
- Brody Gibson
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Question: Got any Grey’s Anatomy spoilers? It has been a while. —Sami
Ausiello: It’s been way too long, Sami. Way. Too. Long. Here’s your long overdue scoopage: Little Sofia threatens to derail Callie’s big Valentine’s Day surprise for Arizona on Feb. 9, but it’s not the tyke’s fault; it’s Mark’s. Callie asks him to look after their daughter but he’s got plans of his own, »
- Michael Ausiello
While investigating the death of a backwoods cannabis farmer, Nick glimpses what he thinks might be a Blutbad living alone the in the woods. This links to a case Hank has never forgotten: the unsolved disappearance of a little girl.
Grimm Season 1, Episode 7: “Let Your Hair Down”
Written by Sarah Goldfinger and Naren Shanka
Directed by Holly Dale
Airs Fridays at 9pm Et on NBC
Grimm is at its best when the writers use the fairytales on which the series is based as a jumping off point rather than a blueprint for the whole story. The weakest episode so far was “Danse Macabre” which attempted a too-literal interpretation of “The Pied Piper of Hamelin” and ended up giving us the slightly ridiculous spectacle of a man playing a violin to bunch of bemused looking rats – surprising, given that the writers of that particular rat’s nest were the originators »
- Cath Murphy
Once Upon a Time has dipped into the Whedonverse yet again to fill a guest-starring role.
Amy Acker, who had roles on both Joss Whedon’s Angel and Dollhouse, will visit ABC’s fantastical freshman drama as a romantic interest for both Grumpy (of the Seven Dwarves) and his surly Storybrooke counterpart, Leroy, in a late winter episode that delves into the grouch’s backstory.
Hot for Winter: Your January Premieres and Returns Calendar
- Matt Webb Mitovich
"How I Met Your Mother" star Alyson Hannigan is pregnant again. According to Us Weekly, her rep has confirmed what was very obvious in a recent photograph. Her daughter with "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel" co-star Alexis Denisof is about to be a big sister.
The two, who met while filming "Buffy" have a 2-year-old daughter, Satyana. "Alyson is thrilled to be pregnant!" a source tells Us. "She's been wearing baggy clothes to cover the baby bump."
Alyson's character Lilly is pregnant on the show, so they won't have to strategically cover her belly with plants, signs or pots of stew.
In this weekend's "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol," Jeremy Renner plays an overqualified Imf analyst; but it wasn't long ago that the Academy Award nominee was making his film debut as an underachieving student in the long-forgotten '90s comedy "National Lampoon's Senior Trip."
Renner's interest in acting blossomed relatively late, when the California native decided to pursue a double major in theater and psychology at Modesto Junior College. Shortly after graduation, Renner made his way to Los Angeles to parlay his passion into a career. His first opportunity came via the play "Search and Destroy," which earned him early buzz from critics. From there, Renner jumped into his first film role at the tender age of 24 with "Senior Trip."
In the critically reviled 1995 teen comedy, Renner costars as Mark "Dags" D'Agastino, a perpetually stoned, flannel-wearing high school senior who, along with his obnoxious classmates, heads to Washington D.C. »
- Julie Miller
At this time of year the award ceremonies come thick and fast here is the latest to announce its nominations. The Screen Actors Guild is now in its 18th year and today the nominations for the movies and television shows in contention for the prestigious awards are as follows:-
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Nominations
Theatrical Motion Pictures
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
- Craig Hunter
SAG Awards Television Pt.1
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Steve Buscemi / Enoch Nucky Thompson
Dominic Chianese / Leander Cephas Whitlock
Robert Clohessy / Ward Boss Jim Neary
Dabney Coleman / Louis Kaestner
Charlie Cox / Owen Sleater
Josie & Lucy Gallina / Emily Schroeder
Stephen Graham / Al Capone
Anthony Laciura / Eddie Kessler
Heather Lind / Katy
Kelly MacDonald / Margaret Schroeder
Rory & Declan McTigue / Teddy Schroeder
Gretchen Mol / Gillian Darmody
Brady & Connor Noon/ Tommy Darmody
Kevin O'Rourke / Mayor Edward Bader
Aleksa Palladino / Angela Darmody
Jacqueline Pennewill / Lilian
Michael Shannon / Agent Nelson Van Alden
Paul Sparks / Mickey Doyle
Michael Stuhlbarg / Arnold Rothstein
Peter Van Wagner / Isaac Ginsburg
Shea Whigham / Elias Thompson
Anatol Yusef / Meyer Lansky
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Jonathan Banks / Mike
Ray Campbell / Tyrus Kitt
Bryan Cranston / Walter White
Giancarlo Esposito / Gus Fring »
- Steve Montgomery
Nominations for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are in, and Emma Stone is leading the way. Her summer sleeper hit, "The Help," nabbed the most movie nominations with four, followed by Oscar-fav "The Artist" with three and a handful of others with two ("Bridesmaids," "The Descendants," "Moneyball").
The SAG Awards ceremony will air live on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. Et
Read on for the full list of nominations below.
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
- MTV Movies Team
Meryl Streep was among the nominees when the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations were announced this morning.
“The Help” was one of the leading candidates with the film’s actors getting a nod for outstanding cast; “The Help” stars Viola Davis (leading role) and Octavia Spencer (supporting role) were also tapped for individual nominations. »
- WSJ Staff
Burbank, CA (Dec 12, 2011) – Earth’s greatest super heroes face foes on all fronts – using a plan initiated from within – in the all-new Justice League: Doom, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the all-new, PG-13 rated film arrives February 28, 2012 from Warner Home Video as a Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack ($24.98 Srp) and DVD ($19.98 Srp), On Demand and for Download. Both the Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack and DVD will include an UltraViiolet™ Digital Copy,
Justice League: Doom finds Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Cyborg and Batman on their heels when a team of super villains discover and implement the Dark Knight’s “contingency plans” for stopping any rogue Justice League member. The story is inspired by Mark Waid’s much-heralded “Jla: Tower of Babel.”
- Robert Greenberger
Earth’s greatest super heroes face foes on all fronts – using a plan initiated from within – in the all-new Justice League: Doom, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the all-new, PG-13 rated film arrives February 28, 2012 from Warner Home Video.
Justice League: Doom finds Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Cyborg and Batman on their heels when a team of super villains discover and implement the Dark Knight’s “contingency plans” for stopping any rogue Justice League member. The story is inspired by Mark Waid’s much-heralded “Jla: Tower of Babel.” The trailer for the movie is here.
Primetime television stars Nathan Fillion (Castle) and Tim Daly (Private Practice), the reigning voices of Green Lantern and Superman, respectively, join a group of eight actors reprising their famed Justice League cartoon roles. »
- Glenn Hauman
Enemies At Every Turn … Executing A Plan Conceived From Within
Available as Blu-rayTM Combo Pack & DVD Burbank, CA (Dec 12, 2011) – Earth’s greatest super heroes face foes on all fronts – using a plan initiated from within – in the all-new Justice League: Doom, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the all-new, PG-13 rated film arrives February 28, 2012 from Warner Home Video as a Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack ($24.98 Srp) and DVD ($19.98 Srp), On Demand and for Download. Both the Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack and DVD will include an UltraViiolet™ Digital Copy,
- THE LEGION fan network
On Tuesday, December 13th, DreamWorks is releasing director Craig Gillespie's Fright Night DVD / Blu-ray review here) remake, the updated spin on writer/director Tom Holland's 1985 classic about a teenager who realizes his new neighbor is actually a vampire set on devouring his way through an unsuspecting town.
Dread Central recently caught up with Gillespie as well as writer Marti Noxon for a brief chat looking back at their experiences remaking Fright Night and heard from the pair regarding the initial internet outrage surrounding the project when it was first announced, why fans didn't get a commentary track from Gillespie on the home release of the film and their thoughts on a potential follow-up to Fright Night.
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