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"Bitten" - Enter Laura Vandervoort

  • SneakPeek
Take another look @ actress Laura Vandervoort, who plays a female 'werewolf' in the TV series "Bitten", in a revealing pictorial for "Maxim" magazine, plus footage from the shoot:

After commercials and guest-starring roles on Canadian TV series "Mutant X", "Prom Queen", "Goosebumps", "Twice in a Lifetime", "Doc", "Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye", "Troubled Waters", "The Dresden Files" and the Disney TV movies, "Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire" and "Alley Cats Strike", Vandervoort landed a lead role on the CTV series "Instant Star".

In 2006, Vandervoort shot her first feature "The Lookout". This was followed by an appearance on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and the role of 'Kara Kent' aka 'Supergirl' on "Smallville".

She was a regular in "Smallville" season seven, and appeared in the "Bloodline" episode for season eight, returning for another two episodes in the series' 10th and final season.

Vandervoort then co-starred in "Into the Blue 2: The Reef
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"BItten": Laura Vandervoort Covers "Maxim"

  • SneakPeek
Take another look @ actress Laura Vandervoort, who plays a female 'werewolf' in the TV series "Bitten", in a revealing pictorial for "Maxim" magazine, plus footage from the shoot:

After commercials and guest-starring roles on Canadian TV series "Mutant X", "Prom Queen", "Goosebumps", "Twice in a Lifetime", "Doc", "Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye", "Troubled Waters", "The Dresden Files" and the Disney TV movies, "Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire" and "Alley Cats Strike", Vandervoort landed a lead role on the CTV series "Instant Star".

In 2006, Vandervoort shot her first feature "The Lookout". This was followed by an appearance on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and the role of 'Kara Kent' aka 'Supergirl' on "Smallville".

She was a regular in "Smallville" season seven, and appeared in the "Bloodline" episode for season eight, returning for another two episodes in the series' 10th and final season.

Vandervoort then co-starred in "Into the Blue 2: The Reef
See full article at SneakPeek »

Prolific TV Producer Robert Halmi Sr. Dies at 90

Prolific TV Producer Robert Halmi Sr. Dies at 90
Robert Halmi Sr., the Hungarian-born producer who battled the Nazi and Soviet occupations in his youth before becoming a top magazine photographer and telepic mogul, died Wednesday of a brain aneurysm at his home in New York City. He was 90.

With his son, Robert Halmi Jr., Halmi produced more than 200 TV productions, including hit 1990s miniseries including “Gulliver’s Travels,” “The Odyssey,” “Arabian Nights” and “Dinotopia.”

The dozens of telepics and miniseries produced by the Halmis, many in the fantasy genre, won more than 100 Emmys. Halmi Sr. shared the Emmy for outstanding miniseries for NBC’s “Gulliver’s Travels” in 1996.

The Halmis were riding high during the 1990s, a period in which virtually all the networks programmed spectacular, big-budget miniseries, which drew spectacular ratings.

Halmi Sr. picked up his first Emmy nomination, for outstanding children’s program, in 1985 for ABC’s “The Night They Saved Christmas.” He was also nominated
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"Maxim": Enter Laura Vandervoort

Take another look @  actress Laura Vandervoort ("Smallville"), the current star of recently renewed female werewolf TV series "Bitten", in a revealing pictorial for "Maxim" magazine:

After commercials and guest-starring roles on Canadian TV series "Mutant X", "Prom Queen", "Goosebumps", "Twice in a Lifetime", "Doc", "Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye", "Troubled Waters", "The Dresden Files" and the Disney TV movies, "Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire" and "Alley Cats Strike", Vandervoort landed a lead role on the CTV series "Instant Star".

In 2006, Vandervoort shot her first feature "The Lookout". This was followed by an appearance on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and the role of 'Kara Kent' aka 'Supergirl' on "Smallville".

She was a regular in "Smallville" season seven, and appeared in the "Bloodline" episode for season eight, returning for another two episodes in the series' 10th and final season.

Vandervoort then co-starred in "Into the Blue 2: The Reef", followed by "The Jazzman
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'Supergirl' Covers "Maxim"

  • SneakPeek
Take another look @ "Smallville" 'Supergirl' actress Laura Vandervoort in a revealing new pictorial for "Maxim" magazine, plus footage from the shoot:

After commercials and guest-starring roles on Canadian TV series "Mutant X", "Prom Queen", "Goosebumps", "Twice in a Lifetime", "Doc", "Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye", "Troubled Waters", "The Dresden Files" and the Disney TV movies, "Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire" and "Alley Cats Strike", Vandervoort landed a lead role on the CTV series "Instant Star".

In 2006, Vandervoort shot her first feature "The Lookout". This was followed by an appearance on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and the role of 'Kara Kent' aka 'Supergirl' on "Smallville".

She was a regular in "Smallville" season seven, and appeared in the "Bloodline" episode for season eight, returning for another two episodes in the series' 10th and final season.

Vandervoort then co-starred in "Into the Blue 2: The Reef", followed by "The Jazzman" and a continuing role in the 2009 "V" series.
See full article at SneakPeek »

"Maxim": Enter Laura Vandervoort

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Sneak Peek former 'Supergirl' actress Laura Vandervoort ("Smallville"), the current star of "Bitten", in a revealing new pictorial for "Maxim" magazine:

After commercials and guest-starring roles on Canadian TV series "Mutant X", "Prom Queen", "Goosebumps", "Twice in a Lifetime", "Doc", "Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye", "Troubled Waters", "The Dresden Files" and the Disney TV movies, "Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire" and "Alley Cats Strike", Vandervoort landed a lead role on the CTV series "Instant Star".

In 2006, Vandervoort shot her first feature "The Lookout". This was followed by an appearance on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and the role of 'Kara Kent' aka 'Supergirl' on "Smallville".

She was a regular in "Smallville" season seven, and appeared in the "Bloodline" episode for season eight, returning for another two episodes in the series' 10th and final season.

Vandervoort then co-starred in "Into the Blue 2: The Reef", followed by "The Jazzman" and a continuing role in the 2009 "V" series.
See full article at SneakPeek »

Photo Gallery: ABC's "Good Christian Belles"

The cast of Good Christian Belles

(All photos courtesy ABC)

A recently divorced mother of two moves back to the affluent Dallas suburb where she grew up. There she must do social battle with her former high school social circle - a klatch of southern belle mean girls. The story comes from a novel called Good Christian Bitches and the pilot (from Sex and the City producer Darren Starr) shared the same trenchant title until Christian and feminist groups took issue with the whole "Bitches" thing. Too bad, because the replacement settled on, Good Christian Belles, sounds a little bland. Why not Adequate Agnostic Junior Leaguers?

In any event, ABC has picked up the series, but as a 2011-2012 mid-season replacement, so you might not get to see it until next February. Too bad, because it does look entertaining and has a phenomenal cast including Annie Potts, Kristin Chenoweth and
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Smallville Supergirl Laura Vandervoort in Seth MacFarlane’s Ted

You know Seth MacFarlane. He has created and provided the voices for characters in his animated comedies, like Family Guy, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show.

You also know Laura Vandervoort, Smallville‘s Supergirl and mainstay in the V reboot.

What do you get when you put the two together? You get Ted!

Deadline.com made the announcement that the film called Ted, which will come to us from the mind of MacFarlane, has just won Vandervoort as a cast member. She’ll play a “gorgeous salesgirl” working at a rental car service. She’s absolutely “clueless” regarding “the gaggle of men who drool over her all day.” Her character’s name is Tanya.

With her in the film are stars Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Joel McHale, Giovanni Ribisi and Patrick Warburton. On 30 April MacFarlane shared this via Twitter:

Filming on “Ted” has begun at last– best cast and crew a guy could ask for.
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New Release: The Tempest DVD and Blu-ray final details

Last month, we reported that the new film version of Shakespeare’s The Tempest was available for pre-order on DVD and Blu-ray. Today, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment confirmed that the movie will be released on Sept. 13, as well as other details.

The Tempest, which was nominated for an Oscar for costume design, features a great cast, including Helen Mirren (Red), Alfred Molina (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice), Chris Cooper (The Company Men), Alan Cumming (Riverworld), Djimon Hounsou (Gladiator), Tom Conti (TV’s Four Seasons), David Strathairn (Howl), Felicity Jones (Cemetery Junction) and comedian Russell Brand (Get Him to the Greek).

Directed and adapted for the screen by Julie Taymor (Across the Universe), the movie changes the main character of Prospero to a woman, Prospera (Mirren), in the 16th or 17th century, when women practicing the magical arts of alchemy were often convicted of witchcraft. Prospera is sent off on a
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Mark Stern Named President of Original Programming at Syfy

Mark Stern has been named president of original programming of original programming at Syfy, presisdent David Howe announced Thursday in a statement.

Stern also serves as co-head, original content, Universal Cable Productions, and will now have creative oversight on the newly formed Syfy Films, a joint venture with Universal Pictures.

“Mark is a supremely smart and talented executive, whose unbridled passion, energy and imagination continue to drive Syfy’s world class development team,” Howe said in a statement. “He's an incredibly creative and business savvy leader who's widely respected throughout the industry.”

Howe joined the net in 2002, and was named Evp in 2003.

He was behind Battlestar Galactica, Stargate: Atlantis, Eureka, Ghost Hunters, Destination Truth, Ghost Hunters International, Sanctuary, Tin Man, Warehouse 13 (the most successful series in channel history), Stargate: Universe and the critically acclaimed series Caprica and Haven.

Read the entire press release after the jump. [pagebreak].

Mark Stern was named President,
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Laura Vandervoort Goes Kryptonian Again: Supergirl Returns To Smallville

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The lastest casting news for the tenth and final season of the CW’s “Smallville” is the return of Laura Vandervoort (“V”, “Riverworld”) to the cast. Vandervoort will reprise her role as the Kryptonian, Kara Zor-El, Clark’s cousin, aka Supergirl.

Supergirl will be back for one episode that is expected to air in October. Vandervoort played Supergirl in the seventh season of “Smallville” and briefly again in the front of season eight to conclude the Supergirl storyline. How will her return impact Clark’s journey to becoming Superman? We will have to wait and see.

Here’s more eye candy in the meantime from Stuff Magazine:

[Source] EW
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Supergirl Returns To 'Smallville'

Earlier this month, the CW Network stated that several former cast members of "Smallville" will come back to the series during its tenth and final season. Towards that end, another returning actress has been revealed.

Laura Vandervoort has agreed to reprise her role as Clark Kent's cousin Kara, according to Entertainment Weekly. Kara — who in the comics is better known as Supergirl — will be back for a single episode that will wrap up her storyline. When last seen during the eighth season of "Smallville," Kara left Earth to find the lost Kryptonian city of Kandor, which could be addressed during her return.

Since leaving "Smallville," Vandervoort has starred in the miniseries "Riverworld" and the revival of the sci-fi series "V" on ABC, in which she plays one of the alien visitors.

Vandervoort joins John Schneider as the second returning cast member of "Smallville." Schneider has previously agreed to reprise
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TV alerts: Sasha Roiz, Peter Wingfield, Esai Morales

A few cast alerts today.

Sasha Roiz guest stars on In Plain Sight tonight (Wednesday, May 12, 10 p.m. on USA). You can watch the teaser on YouTube. Also, if you haven't already, make sure you check out the Q & A he did with his fans on Facebook.

Here is the synopsis for tonight's episode:

In Plain Sight "Love's Faber Lost" Season 3 Episode 7 - FBI Agent Mike Faber returns to Mary's life when he gives her a new witness: Natalie, a key witness and co-conspirator in a nationwide mortgage fraud scheme which was operated by major gangs to raise millions for drugs and weapons. Mary is forced to work closely with Faber, who appears to have an alternate agenda: sparking a romance between the two.

Next Tuesday, you can catch Peter Wingfield playing his third bad guy in the last couple of months (after Riverworld & Human Target) on NCIS: Los Angeles.
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[News] Nominees at the 2010 Leo Awards

Yesterday, the nominees for the 2010 Leo Awards were announced. The objective of this award is to celebrate all the things that have been done in the film and television industry of the Prairies and the province British Columbia along with people who are based in these regions. Furthermore, foreign TV series and films that are produced in Canada's West are also included in the party. Obviously, this is not the full list of nominees. In fact, this is the presentation of the nominees for dramatic TV series, feature films, comedy series and web series.

Feature Length Drama

Best Feature Length Drama:

* A Shine Of Rainbows

* Alice

* Cole

* Excited

* The Thaw

Best Direction in a Feature Length Drama:

* Vic Sarin - A Shine Of Rainbows

* Carl Bessai - Cole

* Bruce Sweeney - Excited

* Mark A. Lewis - The Thaw

Best Screenwriting in a Feature Length Drama:

* Vic Sarin, Chatherine Spear and
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SyFy's "Riverworld": Alan Cumming, Naked Hunks on Slabs, and a Hot Gay Couple

Warning - This Post Contains Spoilers!

This past weekend SyFy presented the four-hour mini-series (and possible pilot) Riverworld, and while the reviews have not been kind, the network deserves credit for being gay inclusive ... when they didn't have to be.

Antonio and Hal ... Before.

Riverworld is about ...well ... it's complicated. But basically it involves ... okay, honestly, I'm not entirely sure what it was about. People die, and then they end up on an alien slab, dripping wet and naked (with just a flimsy piece of cloth covering their naughty bits), and then they're transported to "Riverworld," fully clothed, but as young, hot versions of themselves.

Antonio and Hal ... After.

Two of the main characters are a gay couple, Hal (Matthew MacCaull) and Antonio (Matty Finochio), who struggle to endure the violent purgatory their mysteriously find themselves in and ... almost survive.

Yes, unfortunately the two gay men don't make it to the end,
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Previews: Finally, something cool to watch on SyFy? Meh.

SyFy, or SyMeh as I've taken to referring to it (thanks Sam), is rebooting their own Riverworld this weekend, and it actually looks like something worth tuning in for. Sure, Megapiranha is completely dumb fun, but in the end it's the dumb part we need less of and the fun part everyone wants SyFy to increase. Will this Sunday's  Riverworld series be that vehicle?

SyFy tried to get Riverworld going as a show a few years back. The popular novel series, about what happens when every human in history wakes up on an alien world engineered to be one, giant river, was adapted in 2003 for a possible series. The series never came together, apparently budget and production issues were never completely ironed out, so only a middlin' pilot episode was made.

This time out, SyFy looked to genre vet Robert Hewitt Wolfe, the guy who actually made the first two
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Incredibly specific typecasting in movies and TV

Mark takes a look at some of the more specific examples of typecasting happening in the world of TV and film today...

We all know of actors who are typecast, stuck replaying what is essentially the same role over and over. The set and plot may change, but the shtick remains the same. Jason Statham is a gruff tough guy without a sense of humour. Jim Carrey is an unhinged wacky person with a penchant for pulling funny faces. Michael Cera is an awkward teenager and Tom Cruise is, well, Tom Cruise.

But some actors have refined the art of typecasting to the point where the characteristics on display are incredibly specific. It's quite the niche they've dug out for themselves. First up on the list we have...

Tahmoh Penikett

Anyone with an appreciation of compelling sci-fi will know Penikett from Battlestar Galactica. He played Lieutenant Carl ‘Helo' Agathon in
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New Riverworld (2010) TV Mini-Series Review

I originally tried to write a traditional review for this new incarnation of “Riverworld”, but found it too difficult. The review just never came together, which happens when I find myself writing about a movie that I neither loved nor hated. “Riverworld” falls somewhere in there. As a result, I’ve written this non-traditional review. Please to enjoy. What Is It: “Riverworld” is the second attempt by the SyFy Channel to create a TV series around the fantasy/science fiction novels by author Philip Jose Farmer, with the first one being 2003’s “Riverworld” (back when the channel was still the Sci Fi Channel). The 2010 version stars Tahmoh Penikett (of “Battlestar Galactica” and “Dollhouse” fame) and Laura Vandervoort (of “Smallville” fame). Penikett is Matt, a war journalist who is finally ready to settle down and Vandervoort is Jessie, a blonde, gorgeous tour guide. As Matt is popping the question to Jessie,
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Syfy swims with 'Sharktopus,' 'Riverworld' movies

Syfy announced its slate of original movies for the 2010-2011 season, including the promised "Sharktopus."

"Riverworld," based on the classic sci fi novels by Philip Jose Farmer, is a four-hour movie event that stars "Battlestar Galactica's" Tahmoh Penikett and "Smallville's" Laura Vandervoort.

The story centers on the greater part of humanity that lived on Earth suddenly finding themselves resurrected on a terraformed planet known as Riverworld. Among these people are war correspondent Matt Ellman (Penikett) and his fiancee (Vandervoort), both of whom had been killed and now find themselves alive and kicking, although separated. Matt enlists the help of Mark Twain (Mark Deklin) and a 13th-century female samurai warrior Tomoe (Jeananne Goossen).

Another four-hour movie event, "The Phantom," premieres in June and reimagines the classic comic strip. Ryan Carnes stars as Chris Walker/The Phantom, along with the legendary Isabella Rossellini as the villainous Lithia.

Less serious but
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New TV Shows To Be Thankful for In 2009! ABC Brings Us 4 New Shows We Love But Fox’s Glee Takes Top Spot!

Well ABC seemed to be out in the lead for having the most shows we were thankful for in 2009 with 4 of their new shows making our list. In second place was the USA channel with 2, while Syfy, Fox, HBO and NBC all had 1 on the list as well. I was surprised that CBS didn’t make our list but with so many already good shows previous to 2009 they didn’t have to add a lot to their programming schedule. Glee got our top spot while Flashforward barely made the list.

1. Glee

Couldn’t think of any other show to go here than this one. A complete surprise this musical dramedy series from of all people, Ryan Murphy, the guy who brought us Nip/Tuck. This series is a massive 180 from his repetoire but thats okay because we love it. Everything from the weekly musical selections, to the talented group of
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