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Okay, the last round of updates for the week.
You can also catch Magda on Robot Chicken tomorrow at 11:30 pm on Adult Swim. She will be voicing Gladys/Mother/Herman's Wife according to the IMDb. And, speaking of Michael Hogan, he will be playing a "lethal werewolf hunter" in the second season of Teen Wolf. TV Guide reported the news earlier this month.
Press release, teaser and sneak peeks from Snowmageddon:
To usher in the holiday season, Syfy will present a snow globe with the power to destroy the world in the Saturday Original Movie Snowmageddon, airing Saturday, December 10 at 9Pm (Et/Pt) during the channel’s second annual Countdown to Christmas Week.
It looks like there might be some new cannon fodder joining the cast of Riddick as Battlestar Galactica alumni Katee Sackhoff, along with a few others, are offered the opportunity to have their butts kicked by Vin Diesel.
It’s been seven years since bad boy Riddick graced the big screen with his presence in The Chronicles of Riddick (God, I feel old) but the chrome-dome with the freaky eyes is finally making his triumphant return to the theater, and the casting machine is hard at work with bringing in fresh meat to square off against everyone’s favorite anti-hero in Universal Pictures’ Riddick.
According to the peeps at Bloody Disgusting, Katee Sackhoff, who seems unable to catch a break since playing Starbuck on BSG, has been approached to play Dahl, a Nordic mercenary tracking Riddick. Considering the average lifespan of people that track Riddick, »
- Marty Shaw
Back in September, we brought you the news about Karl Urban (Dredd, Star Trek), who portrayed Vaako, the villainous Necromonger Commander in 2004′s The Chronicles of Riddick returning with Vin Diesel for the third installment of David Twohy‘s franchise.
Now, B-d reports that Bokeem Woodbine (Total Recall) and the always lovely and super-cool Katee Sackhoff (Longmire, Growl) have been offered roles in the forthcoming Riddick sequel. While no information was available on Woodbine’s role, its said that Sackhoff would portray “Dahl”, a Nordic merc tracking Riddick.
In addition to Woodbine and Sackhoff, the site reports that Andreas Apergis (Durham County) and WWE wrestler Dave Bautista (The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption) have also been offered roles in the film.
Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick (Diesel) fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. »
- Jason Moore
Well, this is an exclusive news. As usual with Riddick, I guess. This time we’re here to inform you about offers for non-major roles or maybe better supporting roles? Oh, what the hell, this cast are definitely worth our attention! Andreas Apergis (Durham County), Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica), Bokeem Woodbine (The Rock) and WWE wrestler [...]
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With pre-production well underway, David Twohy's Riddick is now starting to put together its supporting cast. We previously reported that Karl Urban would be returning to the franchise to star alongside Vin Diesel, and now Bloody-Disgusting has some new casting details to report. According to Bd, offers are out to voice Andreas Apergis (Durham County) Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) Bokeem Woodbine (The Rock) and WWE wrestler Dave Bautista (The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption). If Apergis signs on, he'll play play "Krone", commander of the dark theocracy, while Sackhoff would pay "Dahl", a Nordic merc tracking Riddick. I'm definitely up on the idea of Sackhoff playing a merc, and hopefully Woodbine will top his shocked-death face from The Rock. Check out the official synopsis for Riddick after the jump. Here's the official synopsis for Riddick: Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, »
- Matt Goldberg
Final round of updates for today.
A frontier town is fueled by crime and corruption until a strong-willed heroine and her friends, including legendary lawman Wyatt Earp and gunfighter Doc Holliday, take a stand for justice to see who will be left standing in "Hannah's Law," a Hallmark Movie Channel Original produced by Nomadic Pictures Productions 3 and Sony Pictures Television, premiering on the network in 2012. The film, which is currently in production in Calgary, Alberta, stars Sara Canning ("The Vampire Diaries") as Hannah, Greystone Holt ("Durham County") as Wyatt Earp, Kimberly Elise ("For Colored Girls") as Stagecoach Mary, four-time Emmy(R) Award nominee Danny Glover ("Freedom Song," "Mandela") as Isom Dart, Billy Zane ("Titanic") as Lockwood, Ryan Kennedy ("Hellcats") as Doc Holliday »
Three films Tuesday so let's get right into it. Killer Joe, directed by William Friedkin. This is the same guy that directed The French Connection and The Exorcist. He may have had a few clunkers in recent history, but I had some hopes for this. Emile Hirsch plays a kid in Texas who owes a lot of money to the wrong people. With the help of his father and step-mother, he hires a crooked cop played by Matthew McConaughey to kill his mother for the insurance money. Since he planned on paying the cop after he gets the insurance money, McConaughey asks for Hirsch's teenage sister as a retainer. I didn't hate this movie, but it's probably the worst film I've seen so far this year. 90 seconds into the movie is a centre screen shot of Gina Gershon's hairy muff. Some people might like that. Some people might find that revolting. »
Yesterday, the Canadian Academy released its list of nominees for the 26th Gemini Awards, the Canadian equivalent of the Emmy Awards.
Best Animated Program or Series
* Hot Wheels - Battle Force Five
* Jimmy Two Shoes
* Kids vs. Kat
Best Children's or Youth Fiction Program or Series
* Anash and the Legacy of the Sun-Rock
* That's So Weird
* Vacation with Derek
Best Children's or Youth Non-Fiction Program Series
* In Real Life
* Spelling Night in Canada: Canspell 2011
* Survive This
* TVOKids - Mark's Moments
Best Comedy Program or Series
* Good Dog
* Halifax Comedy Fest 2010
* Rick Mercer Report
Best Dramatic Mini-Series or TV Movie
Best Dramatic Series
* The Tudors »
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Cult actor admits that True Blood was considerably more enjoyable to make than Danish Killing remake
Finding a crime drama fan that didn't watch Forbrydelsen (The Killing) earlier this year is like finding a train-spotter without a notepad. But for Michelle Forbes, crime fan and heavyweight actor of the genre, there was a good reason for not watching; she was cast in the Us remake of the show and didn't want her performance to be influenced.
Forbes plays Mitch (rolls off the tongue more easily, but not as prettily, as Pernille) Larsen, the mother of Rosie Larsen, a high school student who has been mysteriously killed. Mitch's mourning delivers – just as Pernille's did – a glimpse into a world of pain most people can't begin to fathom.
"I didn't watch the show, and still haven't watched it, because I would never want to touch another actor's hard work," Forbes explains, »
- Eleanor Morgan
In the Canadian-made, Friday-night CBS police drama's most recent episode, hostage-negotiation-team veteran Ed Lane was trying to get to a hospital for his child's birth while occupied with an on-the-job psychiatric evaluation -- which, he was dismayed to learn, had been ordered by his friend and superior Greg Parker (Enrico Colantoni).
Making matters much worse, Lane got stuck in heavy traffic en route to the hospital, then became the victim of a road-rage shooting. "Flashpoint" fans will learn the outcome of that cliffhanger soon: After two weeks of repeats, new episodes resume Friday, July 8 ... and there's a big hint in the fact that Dillon is still filming episodes for the current fourth season in Toronto.
"My initial reaction was, 'Holy f***!'," Dillon tells Zap2it about his "Flashpoint" alter ego getting shot, "but it made sense. »
On a show with far more rain drops than tears, it's Michelle Forbes who provides the heavy heart that forms a large part of this hit AMC murder mystery's core.
Forbes plays Mitch Larsen, the grieving mother of Rosie Larsen in the breakout first season of "The Killing." Set in Seattle -- though filmed in Vancouver -- the show tackles the mysterious killing of the straight A high school student and the collateral damage done to a wide array of people left in its wake. With stoic Sarah Linden (Mirielle Enos) and troubled Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) playing the unlikely pair of detectives charged with solving the case, Forbes' mourning Mitch delivers the viewer a glimpse into the world of pain few can possibly imagine.
With the series' first season winding down, Forbes spoke with The Huffington Post about the show, her character, and those pesky "Twin Peaks" comparisons.
- Jordan Zakarin
Michelle Forbes has been a TV mainstay since the mid-'90s when she was on Homicide: Life on the Street-she's appeared on 24, Prison Break, Battlestar Galactica, In Treatment, and True Blood. But her role on the AMC mystery The Killing as the destroyed-by-grief mother of the dead girl at the center of the story has gotten her more attention than ever. Jace Lacob talked to Forbes about her career, playing the anguished Mitch Larsen, and why committing to a TV show is like an arranged marriage.
Few actors can hope to have as varied a career as Michelle Forbes, the chameleonic thespian who is stealing scenes (and viewers' collective breath) as Mitch Larsen, the grief-stricken mother on AMC's addictive whodunit The Killing (based on Søren Sveistrup's Danish drama Forbrydelsen), and previously as savage, power-mad villainess Maryann on HBO's True Blood. Her life in acting, which spans nearly 25 years and two continents, »
- Jace Lacob
Former exotic dancer Crystal Mangum has been charged with murder five years after falsely claiming three Duke lacrosse players raped her. The latest twist in her case forces the district attorney to walk a legal tightrope, writes David A. Graham.
Just when it appears that the strange and tormented life of Crystal Mangum can't get any more complicated, it does. Mangum is most famous for falsely accusing three members of the Duke University men's lacrosse team of rape in 2006, but this month she was arrested after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend, Reginald Daye, in Durham, N.C. Then, on April 13, Daye died, and now Mangum finds herself charged with murder.
Related story on The Daily Beast: The Duke Lacrosse Accuser's New Trouble
It's tragic news, and it introduces several new twists to the Southern gothic tale. With the new charges, a prosecutor's office whose integrity was badly damaged when it pursued »
- David A. Graham
Five years after falsely accusing three Duke lacrosse players of rape, Crystal Mangum has been arrested after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend. David A. Graham and Eve Conant report on the former exotic dancer's tangled past.
Late Sunday night, a man called 911 in Durham, North Carolina, and told the dispatcher that his uncle, Reginald Daye, had just been stabbed in his apartment. When the dispatcher asked who had stabbed him, his nephew said, "Crystal Mangum. The Crystal Mangum," adding, "I told him she was trouble from the very beginning."
Related story on The Daily Beast: The New Face of Evil
The definite article-and the nephew's warning-testify to Mangum's reputation. Since she rose to national prominence almost five years ago, when she accused three members of the Duke University lacrosse team of rape, she has been a divisive figure for residents of the former tobacco town. To her detractors, Mangum, 32, is an unstable criminal, »
- David A. Graham & Eve Conant
Since she’s played everything from good and evil twins (on Guiding Light) to a sci-fi admiral (on Battlestar Galactica), you’d be forgiven if you thought that by now, you’d seen Michelle Forbes do it all. But danged if she isn’t wowing us anew in her latest role, that of Mitch, the grieving mother on AMC’s dark, addictive and brilliant The Killing (Sunday, 9/8c). How does she do it? And, more to the point, why? TVLine chatted up the actress to find out.
Tvline | Given the raw emotions that The Killing calls for, did you have »
- Michael Ausiello
Three Canadian TV series are nominated at the upcoming Monte Carlo Television Festival. In dramatic series, the nominees are Durham County and Rookie Blue, two procedural dramas. The only comedy that made it into the nominees is Call Me Fitz.
For Durham County, the nominated cast members are Hugh Dillon, Michael Nardone, Hélène Joy and Laurence Leboeuf. As for Rookie Blue, they're Missy Peregrym, Charlotte Sullivan, Gregory Smith and Travis Milne.
Finally, the Monte Carlo Television Festival will be held on June 6 to 10 at the Grimaldi Forum. »
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