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(Cbr) Robin Lord Taylor and Camren Bicondova are among "Gotham's" crop of nascent bad guys -- two proto-villains in what will eventually become the rogues gallery for the future Batman -- and both actors have eagerly been doing their homework in order to breathe fresh life into iconic DC villains the Penguin and Catwoman. Speaking with Comic Book Resources at Fox's summer party for the Television Critics Association, the young actors reveal their learning curves in the backstories of the Bat-villains and their various pop cultural interpretations, as well as how thrilled they are to part of the ever-expanding, ever-shifting mythology surrounding the Dark Knight. Cbr News: What got you excited about these iconic roles and being able to reinterpret them for a new generation? Robin Lord Taylor: Well, as an actor, the opportunity to play a role that everybody is aware of, and to follow in the »
- Scott Huver, Comic Book Resources
Wheelan also tweeted Monday evening that he was “Fired From New York”.
Had a blast and loved every second of it. I’m totally honored to be able to make this next joke… Fired From New York It’S Saturday Night!
— Brooks Wheelan (@brookswheelan) July 14, 2014
Variety also speculated that Wheelan may just be the first to go. According to this chart, Wheelan only appeared in 3.37 percent of all of SNL’s sketches in its 39th season, just ahead of more recently added African American cast member Sasheer Zamata (who isn’t going anywhere unless they find a new black woman for the cast) and John Milhiser (who did a Jon Cryer impression, so yeah). The aforementioned Milhiser and Noël Wells have also been let go, »
- Brian Welk
Brooks Wheelan's run on Saturday Night Live has ended after one season. The 27-year-old stand-up comedian from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, broke the news Monday in an announcement to his 32,000 Twitter followers. Photos From Live TV to the Big Screen: 12 'SNL'-Based Movies "Had a blast and loved every second of it," Wheelan wrote. "I'm totally honored to be able to make this next joke... Fired From New York It'S Saturday Night!" A source close to Saturday Night Live confirms to THR that the show declined to renew Wheelan's contract. Other castmembers' futures have not yet been determined.
- Seth Abramovitch, Lesley Goldberg
There’s a saying that you’re only as sick as your secrets. If that’s the case, then Mary Lambert is very,very healthy. On her new single, “Secrets,” the singer best know for her feature on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Same Love,” proudly declares all her secrets: she’s bi polar, her family is dysfunctional, sometimes she cries all day, and some less secret ones— she’s overweight and gay. All these confessions are sung over an impossibly jaunty tune as she refreshingly reveals all in the lyric video. “‘Secrets’ might be the first fun song I’ve ever written,” says Lambert. And, indeed, the bouncy track has an irrepressible Katy Perry, “Roar” vibe. She co-wrote the track with Eric Rosse, Benny Cassette and MoZella. Rosee and Cassette are also executive producers on her new album, “Heart On My Sleeve,” out Oct. 14 on Capitol Records. The song is about accepting yourself, »
- Melinda Newman
The story centers on a highly-trained British spy (Mark Strong) who is forced to go on the run with his idiotic soccer hooligan brother (Sacha Baron Cohen). Isla Fisher is said to be playing either a "femme fatale or other comely vixen." She joins a supporting cast that also includes Annabelle Wallis, Rebel Wilson, David Harewood, Ian McShane, Gabourey Sidibe and Johnny Vegas.
Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me, Clash of the Titans) is directing from a screenplay by Phil Johnston (Cedar Rapids), Peter Baynham (The Dictator) and Sacha Baron Cohen, based on an original story by Sacha Baron Cohen and Phil Johnston. Sacha Baron Cohen and Nira Park are producing, with shooting scheduled to begin this summer.
• Tom Hiddleston will star (and sing) as Hank Williams in an upcoming biopic about the country legend. I Saw The Light will be directed by Marc Abraham (Flash of Genius), who adapted the script from Colin Escott’s biography of Williams. Quite different than his role in The Avengers, Hiddleston will sing from the entire Williams catalog, with songs like “Hey, Good Lookin’,” after the rights were secured through a deal with Sony Atv. The film will follow Williams’ rise to fame before dying of heart failure at age 29. [Deadline]
- Jake Perlman
The story centers on a British black ops spy, who is forced to go on the run with his idiotic, soccer hooligan brother (Sacha Baron Cohen). Annabelle Wallis is playing one of the soccer hooligan's suitors, although no details were released regarding Rebel Wilson's role. David Harewood, Ian McShane, Gabourey Sidibe and Johnny Vegas also star.
Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me, Clash of the Titans) is directing from a screenplay by Phil Johnston (Cedar Rapids), Peter Baynham (The Dictator) and Sacha Baron Cohen, based on a story originally created by Sacha Baron Cohen and Phil Johnston. Sacha Baron Cohen and Nira Park are producing, with shooting scheduled to begin this summer.
Rebel Wilson recently wrapped production on Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, and she »
It’s been a little while since we heard anything about Sacha Baron Cohen’s spy comedy Grimsby, which Now You See Me director Louis Letterier is set to direct for Sony. As it turns out, the film was still working on pulling together a cast, and now we’ve learned that the film has just enlisted the diverse talents of four great actors. Signing on for Grimsby are Hercules actor Ian McShane, Homeland‘s David Harewood, Precious star Gabourey Sidibe and English comedian Johnny Vegas.
The roles of each actor are being kept under wraps, but Grimsby focuses on a British black ops spy (Mark Strong) who finds his life in danger and is forced to call on his idiotic football hooligan brother (Baron Cohen) in order to survive. Baron Cohen scripted the film along with Phil Johnston (Wreck-It Ralph, Cedar Rapids) and Peter Baynham (Borat, Bruno).
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- Isaac Feldberg
• Rosa Salazar (Parenthood) has joined the cast of Insurgent as Lynn. Currently filming in Atlanta, the Divergent follow-up from director Robert Schwentke (R.I.P.D.) will again star Shailene Woodley (The Fault in Our Stars), Theo James (Underworld: Awakening), Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now), Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars), Kate Winslet (Labor Day), Jai Courtney (Jack Reacher), and Zoe Kravitz (After Earth), as well as newcomers to the series Naomi Watts (The Impossible), Daniel Dae Kim (Lost), and Octavia Spencer (The Help). In the book, Lynn is described as a bitter Dauntless-born initiate with a shaved head, eyebrow piercing, a tough attitude, »
- Jake Perlman
Check out the trailer and poster for the first live-action film adaptation of the children’s classic Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
Disney’s Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him.
He soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing »
- Michelle McCue
Walt Disney Pictures has released the first trailer for Miguel Arteta’s (Cedar Rapids) adaptation of Judith Viorst’s 1972 illustrated classic Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, which stars Steve Carell (Despicable Me), Jennifer Garner (Dallas Buyers Club), Dylan Minnette (Prisoners), Kerris Dorsey (Brothers & Sisters), Ed Oxenbould (Puberty Blues), Megan Mullally (Will & Grace), Jennifer Coolidge (2 Broke Girls), Bella Thorne (Shake It Up!). Check it out after the official synopsis…
“Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. He »
- Gary Collinson
Oscar nominee Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon, Robot & Frank) has joined the cast of the unconventional romance The Driftless Area alongside the previously announced Anton Yelchin (Like Crazy, Only Lovers Left Alive, Star Trek), three-time Golden Globe nominee Zooey Deschanel (500 Days Of Summer, Elf, All The Real Girls), Oscar® nominee John Hawkes (The Sessions, Winter’S Bone, Lincoln), Ciaran Hinds (Munich, There Will Be Blood, HBO’s “Game of Thrones”) and Alia Shawkat (Fox/Netflix’s “Arrested Development,” Cedar Rapids), it was announced today by producers Unified Pictures and Bron Studios.
Principal photography is scheduled to begin on May 14th in greater Vancouver.
- Michelle McCue
All right, well, it's not just Steve Carell that's having a bad day since the film is actually called Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, but the young titular boy's entire family slowly begins to have the worst day of all their lives. Complete with an introduction from Carell himself, the first trailer has arrived showing off the silly and goofy family comedy that we all expected, but we're not necessarily excited for. This just isn't our brand of humor, and it really seems to be over-the-top. That doesn't mean younger kids and average families won't enjoy it, but there's just nothing special here. Watch! The first trailer for Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day from Yahoo: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is directed by Miguel Arteta (Cedar Rapids) and written by first-time scribe Rob Lieber. The »
- Ethan Anderton
London, April 29: Despite weighing in at 56.4 stone, world's fattest housebound woman is planning to walk up the aisle with her lover who is almost half her age.
Charity Pierce, 38, said that she is determined not to have to get married to her 22-year-old fiance Tony Saur at home, Metro.co.uk reported.
Pierce, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, also revealed that she feared having a heart attack or a stroke and dying in her sleep, but she doesn't want much from life, but just a life.
Meanwhile, Saur, who is helping Pierce lose 20st before the wedding so she can have a life-saving gastric bypass operation, asserted that his. »
- Amith Ostwal
The story centers on a British Black Ops secret agent (Mark Strong) who is forced to go on the lam with his long-lost brother (Sacha Baron Cohen), an idiotic soccer hooligan. We reported in February that the project originated at Paramount, where Sacha Baron Cohen and screenwriter Phil Johnston (Cedar Rapids, Wreck-It Ralph) sold it as a pitch, before it moved to Sony.
Louis Leterrier is directing from a script by Sacha Baron Cohen, Phil Johnston and Peter Baynham. Sacha Baron Cohen is producing through his Four By Two production company, alongside Working Title's Eric Fellner and Big Talk Productions' Nira Park. Our report from February also revealed that Sony issued a July 31, 2015 release date, with production scheduled to begin sometime this summer.
Unified Pictures and Bron Studios revealed today that Anton Yelchin (Like Crazy, Only Lovers Left Alive, Star Trek), three-time Golden Globe nominee Zooey Deschanel ((500) Days of Summer, Elf, All The Real Girls), Academy Award nominee John Hawkes (The Sessions, Winter's Bone, Lincoln), Ciarán Hinds (Munich, There Will Be Blood, Game of Thrones) and Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development, Cedar Rapids) will star in the dark comedy The Driftless Area.
The film is being produced by Keith Kjarval, through his Unified Pictures production/finance banner and Aaron L. Gilbert, via Bron Studios, in association with CW Media Finance. Nicole Romano at Anonymous Content manages Sluser and is Executive Producer on the film. International sales are being handled by Mimi Steinbauer's Radiant Films, who »
Unified Pictures and Bron Studios revealed today that Anton Yelchin ( Star Trek , Only Lovers Left Alive ), three-time Golden Globe nominee Zooey Deschanel ( (500) Days of Summer , Elf ), Academy Award nominee John Hawkes ( The Sessions , Winter.s Bone ), Ciaran Hinds ( There Will Be Blood , .Game of Thrones.) and Alia Shawkat (.Arrested Development,. Cedar Rapids ) will star in the dark comedy The Driftless Area . Adapted from award-winning author Tom Drury.s novel of the same title, The Driftless Area will be directed by Zachary Sluser, who co-wrote the screenplay with Drury. The Driftless Area centers on the enigmatic Stella (Deschanel) and Pierre (Yelchin), a quietly resourceful bartender who returns to his hometown after the death of his parents. When Pierre »
With Daniel Bryan as your world champion, John Cena still as your number one merchandise seller and Cm Punk sitting out, I thought it would be interesting to look at the latest 2014 stats regarding house show draws.
Interested readers may want to look at my previous work on this subject:
- I’m looking at the reported attendance for WWE House Show as recorded by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
- We are not looking at WWE Live Events that were TV Tapings
- We are comparing the attendance to the 2008-2013 non-tv Taping attendance baseline
There were 88 WWE events in the Wrestling Observer archives. This included four Nxt events and thirty WWE TV Tapings. Of the remaining 54 WWE Live events, attendance was available for 90% of them. Attendance »
- Chris Harrington
Washington, Apr 16: A woman has penned a book detailing the horrifying incidents when she was struck by lightning, not once but twice.
Now Peterson has written a book, "Life After Lightning," which chronicles the highs and lows of her recovery.
She lost toes, had to relearn how to walk and read and write, and still feels electricity surging through her body, but says every day is now a blessing. (Ani) »
- Anita Agarwal
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are enjoying a fun filled vacation with the. Two and a Half Men. stars family in Iowa. The couple reached Iowa over the weekend and spent some quality time at his hometown Cedar Rapids.
The Kutcher.s had brunch at Granite City Food and Beverage and were joined by Ashton.s twin brother and his younger siblings. A source at the restaurant said, "Whenever Ashton is home he comes into the restaurant, but people generally leave him alone,"
The couple looked extremely relaxed. Mila had a light breakfast of egg white omelets and some coffee and orange juice. The mother too be looked happy and comfortable alongside her soon to be family.
The couple was back to La, within a day of spending time with the Kutcher clan in Iowa. Maybe they went down to celebrate the big news of the upcoming wedding and Mila.s pregnancy. »
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