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Wood, who’s also had one-off parts in Girls and Major Crimes, will play the recurring role of deceptively normal-seeming Kai, who is purported to have a blend of instability and angst under his cool exterior.
It seems like a decent fit for Wood’s skill-set, especially seeing as his Carrie Diaries role saw him play a loveable sensitive dude with some personal losses and emotional trauma lurking under the surface.
The Vampire Diaries returns stateside in early October this year, with Wood’s Kai first set to appear in episode three.
It’s unclear whether Wood’s love for diaries could »
Kim Kardashian shows us her best ugly cry.
It's safe to say that Kim Kardashian is not a fan of heights.
Pics: Kim Kardashian Flaunts Her Butt on Instagram
"I don't want to do it!" Kim cries as her family encourages her.
At least one family member not buying Kim's dramatic antics?
To justify it, Kim quickly pulls out the mom card.
"It's really crazy because when you become a mom, every decision is just different," she explains. "Like, I'm thinking, do I really care to do this, when I could be with my daughter? So why torture yourself?"
Though interestingly »
Now this is something to get really excited about Star Wars fans!
As part of the ‘Force for Change’ campaign old J.J. Abrams, director of Star Wars: Episode VII, has fronted a new video to announce what one lucky contributor could win. Now it is a wonderful prize (you’ll hear all about it in the video) but there as the video goes on you’ll notice something else that is also quite brilliant…
Watched it? Excited much?!?!
That right there is a new starfighter! But what is it exactly?
It looks a lot like an X-Wing, but also has many of the characteristics of the Z-95 Headhunter. If we look back to the original concept created by the legendary Ralph McQuarrie we see a fighter that also shares many similarities. Now the X-Wing went through many upgrades in the Expanded Universe of books, but with that no longer being in line with the films, »
- Chris Cooper
This is Apatow’s first movie for three years and I’m looking forward to seeing the final film. Among the huge cast, the leads take the shape of Amy Schumer and Bill Hader. Schumer wrote the script for this one and she’s claimed that it’s based on her own life experiences. She then took it to Apatow, who helped with the screenplay and reportedly he really pushed her to get deep down and personal. I’m also quite enjoying that not many plot details have been released, with the only knowledge being that Schumer in the lead is trying to rebuild her life with her boyfriend, best friend and parents. And that’s it!
- Dan Bullock
Levine and Prinsloo began their romance a few months after the Maroon 5 front man split from his Victoria’s Secret Angel ex, Anne Vyalitsyna. After a brief split in 2013, Levine and Prinsloo got back together and were quickly engaged. The rest, as they say, is history.
Who Is Behati Prinsloo?
Prinsloo, 25, became a Victoria’s Secret Angel before she met Levine in 2009. Originally from a small town in Namibia, Prinsloo, the daughter of a minister, was discovered while visiting her grandparents in Cape Town. One summer, she signed with Storm founder Sarah Doukas, worked in Cape Town as a model and then left South Africa for London at the age of 16, where she lived in model apartments.
“Girls are the dirtiest people ever. For the most part the flats would be empty. »
Devin Faraci over at Badassdigest is claiming that he has the ‘exclusive’ plot details to Star Wars: Episode VII. While I’m doubting their veracity, there is still an outside chance that some of this could potentially constitute spoilers (in a world where pigs fly). Faraci says…
“Imagine the standard Star Wars crawl, and when it ends the camera pans up to the stars. But instead of a spaceship zooming into frame we see… a hand! A severed hand, tumbling through space. A severed hand gripping a light saber.”
It’s so idiotic I’m almost inclined to believe it. I didn’t believe the Jar Jar rumors when I heard them either. My instincts tell me it sounds almost too ludicrous to be true. Apparently the severed hand travels through space before winding up on a familiar planet…
“That hand falls onto a desert planet, where it is discovered »
- Anghus Houvouras
Another recurring character has been added to the upcoming sixth season of "The Vampire Diaries," and it's someone who's quite familiar with the concept of keeping secrets in written form. Chris Wood, formerly of "The Carrie Diaries," is heading to Mystic Falls!
Per TV Guide, Wood (who has also appeared in "Girls" and "Major Crimes") will play Kai, a "charmingly unstable newcomer with the unsettling ability to seem normal as the situation demands. He can be both playful and obsessive with a mix of adolescent angst."
The show returns on October 2nd, and Kai will be introduced during Episode 6.03.
Along with Wood and the previously announced Gabrielle Walsh and Colin Ferguson, TV Fanatic learned that Marco James, Emily C. Chang, Jayson Warner Smith, and Jodi Lyn O'Keefe are also slated to appear in Season 6.
James will portray Liam, a “cocky, but good-natured” medical student from a family of doctors (look »
- Debi Moore
To mark the release of Community: The Complete Fifth Season on 21st July, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD.
The fifth season of “Community” finds Jeff (McHale) teaching at Greendale one year after graduation. Meanwhile, the death of Pierce (Chase) leads to shocking discoveries among the group. Troy (Glover) leaves Greendale in search of new adventures; Annie (Brie) and Abed (Pudi) search for a new roommate; Professor Hickey (Banks) shows Jeff the ropes; and the school board makes a shocking decision that affects the whole group. An animated episode is featured.
The fifth season reunites popular creator Dan Harmon with his funny and quick-witted ensemble cast. Led by Joel McHale (TV’s “The Soup”), Community also stars Gillian Jacobs (TV’s “The Good Wife”), Danny Pudi (TV’s “Greek”), Yvette Nicole Brown (TV’s “Rules of Engagement”), Alison Brie (TV’s “Mad Men”), Donald Glover »
Lucasfilm has further increased the female contingent in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII, with news breaking that up and coming British actress Christina Chong has signed on to the cast of the hotly-anticipated sequel. Chong’s previous credits include W.E. and 24: Live Another Day, and while no details of her Star Wars role has been revealed, it’s said to be a minor part.
Star Wars: Episode VII is set for release on December 18th 2015, with returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) joined by Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Domhnall Gleeson (Dredd), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Max von Sydow (The Exorcist »
- Gary Collinson
Billy Eichner to write first book, “an as-yet-untitled comedic take on Hollywood and pop culture.”
Enda: The Nightmare Scenario in Which GOPers Push a Bad Bill That Gay Groups Dropped
Here’s the new teaser for Gotham, which features a lot of familiar characters.
Yesterday it was “Word Crimes,” and here’s Weird Al enlisting Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho, Eric Stonestreet, Kristen Schaal and Jack Black in “Tacky.” Personally, I don’t find any of these examples tacky.
Here’s a giant hellmouth in Siberia.
Here’s the official trailer for Syfy »
Fasten your seat belts. Lena Dunham’s first book is just two-and-a-half months away. Before and after the release of her essay collection, “Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's ‘Learned,’” the writer-director-actress will take a cross-country promo tour. But she's making it more fun by pulling in some promo partners. Appropriately titled “Not That Kind of Tour,” the three-week-long series will feature, besides the usual readings, discussions, Q & As and signed books, in EW’s words, an “absurdly amazing” set of talent. Besides "Girls" co-writer Jenni Konner and co-star Jemima Kirke, there's writer-director Miranda July, comedian Amy Schumer ("Inside Amy Schumer," Judd Apatow's upcoming "Trainwreck"), and actress-musician Carrie Brownstein ("Portlandia"). Creative types looking for exposure take note: Dunham has created an open call on her website, allowing talent to perform opening-act duties where »
- Nick Newman
abstew here. This year marks the 25th anniversary of one of the my favorite movies growing up, Troop Beverly Hills. (I mistakenly thought the woman with curly red hair on the VHS cover was my beloved Bette Midler, but when I realized it wasn't, I loved the movie too much to care and made my parents rent it at least once a month.) But all those times I watched those Wilderness Girls singing about the virtues of Cookie Time, I never thought that the actress playing Shelley Long's daughter, Hannah Nefler, would grow up to be my absolute favorite singer/songwriter Jenny Lewis. She writes the songs that make me remember that I have feelings. If you opened my chest it would be in the shape of Jenny Lewis.
After a brief stint as a child star (even appearing on »
When feckless Jenny (Kendrick) splits up with her long-term boyfriend just before Christmas, things are looking pretty bleak. But rather than spend the festivities alone, she moves in with her film-maker brother, his novelist wife, and their two-year-old son. From the guy behind the easy-going romantic drama Drinking Buddies and boasting a cool cast including Girls creator Lena Dunham, the relationship ups-and-downs come with a strong sense of humour - and reality. »
Lena Dunham has announced the stops for her forthcoming Not That Kind of Girl book tour, and they're about as star-studded as one might expect from Hollywood's resident Bff. You can see the full list here, which includes comedienne Amy Schumer, Portlandia's Carrie Brownstein, Girls showrunner Jenni Konner, writers Curtis Sittenfeld and Mary Karr, and, for her final blowout in Brooklyn on October 21, Zadie Smith, Bleachers, and Jemima Kirke. So we're assuming T-Swift is just going to do a surprise cameo-type deal? »
- Anna Silman
In a time when a woman allowing herself to be photographed without make-up is often seen as a revolutionary and courageous act, there have been a number of videos/songs in the past week that serve as reminders that females don’t have to paint their faces, look like models, or have it together emotionally every moment to feel good about themselves. Welcome to a new age of Girl Power. In Colbie Caillat’s “Try,” the singer/songwriter sings of her experience of always making sure she looked perfect—nails and hair done, right outfit— so people in the music industry would like her. The song serves as reminder to herself that she doesn’t have to try so hard; that people will respond to her authenticity. In the video, she expands the notion to women of different shapes and sizes, as they follow her lead by taking out their »
- Melinda Newman
Team Germany’s Mario Götze makes us all soccer fans, a new leading lady is headed to Bravo, Lena Dunham continues to rule the world, and more you should know on this Tuesday evening.
In these up, close, and very personal photos, you’ll see World Cup winner Mario Götze is packing a lot more than soccer balls in his shorts. [Popsugar] Melrose Place star Lisa Rinna will join the new season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. [E!] It looks like there may not be any more potty humor in Kristen Wiig movies, as the actress wants to pursue more serious roles. [Elle] As if Lena Dunham couldn’t be any more kick-ass, she announced her national book tour for upcoming release Not That Kind Of Girl. [Splitsider] Speaking of the Girls creator, when Lena, Emma Stone, and Taylor Swift bake a pie together, it’s as adorable as you’d expect. [People] Vanessa Lachey »
- Taylor Ferber
Hot on the heels of firing rookie Brooks Wheelan yesterday, NBC’s sketch-comedy series has dropped fellow featured players Nöel Wells and John Milhiser heading into its 40th season this fall, according to Deadline.
Wells and Milhiser were among eight featured players — alongside Wheelan, Beck Bennett, Mike O’Brien, Kyle Mooney, Sasheer Zamata and Colin Jost — who debuted during SNL‘s critically maligned Season 39.
Milhiser was mostly relegated to the background during his SNL tenure. Wells got a strong start in the Season 39 premiere playing »
Musician Jack Antonoff may be best known for being Girls star Lena Dunham's boyfriend, but there is much more to him than being Lena's award-show date. The talented singer and songwriter has been in the music industry for more than a decade with his bands Steel Train and Fun. and, most recently, the solo project Bleachers. With his romantic lyrics and ridiculous antics, he's become one of our biggest crushes, and now it's your turn to fall for him. Keep reading to see all the reasons to start crushing, from incredible songs - both on his own and with Taylor Swift and Sara Bareilles - to his re-creating of '80s and '90s favorites like Teen Witch and dial-up Internet. Source: Getty / Frazer Harrison »
- Alyse Whitney
Neil Patrick Harris, in fishnets and heels, has officially torn down the Broadway box office.
Less than three months after opening, the Harris-led, Tony-winning revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch has recouped its initial investment on Broadway. Harris won a Tony last month for playing the titular German transgender rocker in the John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask musical, breaking the fourth wall and directly interacting with the audience at the Belasco Theatre seven times a week (unlike most shows, which are scheduled for eight performances). The production, directed by Michael Mayer, took home a total of four Tony Awards, »
- Jake Perlman
Just recently, Adam Driver (Adam Sackler on HBO’s “Girls”) told Backstage that he’s only ever seen one episode of the show. He watched the pilot with creator Lena Dunham, and of the experience he said, “I was like, ‘I can’t do this, ’cause I just keep seeing mistakes,’ ” he says. “I would just replay it in my head over and over again, driving myself crazy…everyone else around me crazy.” And Driver is among many actors who’d prefer to leave their performances on set. Some of the best, well-respected stars don’t watch themselves after their projects release. And that’s Ok with us, just as long as they continue to deliver these remarkable performances. Click Here To View The Slideshow. Like this post? Check out more of our slideshows here! »
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