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With the cameras currently rolling, the cast for David Green’s (Earth to Echo) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 is slowly but surely coming together, with word from Deadline that Brittany Ishibashi (Emily Owens M.D., Political Animals) will be taking on the role of Karai, loyal member of the Foot Clan, and depending on what version of the story you’ve seen, is either the Shredder’s (played this time round by Brian Tee) successor or related to him in some way. Karai was actually seen briefly in the the original movie, played by Minae Noji, but a bulked up role the second time round may have called for a recasting. Ishibashi joins the original cast, including Will Arnett and Megan Fox, swell as other newcomers, including Stephen Amell as vigilante Casey Jones, Tyler Perry as Baxter Stockman, and Gary Anthony Williams as the warthog part of fan favourite duo Bebop and Rocksteady. »
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The couch in Greg Berlanti’s spacious office on the Warner Bros. lot is crowded with needlepointed throw pillows, all gifts from his mother — one for each of his series, the successes along with the noble failures. There’s “Everwood,” “Political Animals,” “Dirty Sexy Money,” and “Arrow,” festooned with, yes, a black plastic arrow.
With this season’s pickup of three new shows from Berlanti Prods., spanning three networks — CBS’ “Supergirl,” NBC’s “Blindspot” and the CW’s “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” — soon there won’t be room for guests to get comfortable.
Luckily, the pillows take a while to make their way to his couch. “There’s a woman who does the needlepoint, and then my mother ‘produces’ them,” he says with a laugh. “She just feels like she makes them.”
But that’s not his producing style.
Cody Pickens for Variety
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- Debra Birnbaum
Wong Fu Productions has secured a distribution partner for its first feature-length film. The YouTube group, founded in 2003 and comprised of Philip Chang, Wesley Chan, and Ted Fu, will release the movie Everything Before Us exclusively via Vimeo On Demand on June 3, 2015.
Originally premiering at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival on April 23, Everything Before Us is a science fiction romantic drama set in a modern day world not terribly unlike our own, except for the fact a person's romantic history is documented like a credit score. The flick focuses on a couple trying to overcome the inherent drawbacks of the system for individuals who haven't had a lot of luck in love.
Everything Before Us stars Aaron Yoo (The Tomorrow People), Ki Hong Lee (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Randall Park (The Interview), Brittany Ishibashi (Political Animals), Victoria Park (Raven’s Touch), and Brandon Soo Hoo (Tropic Thunder).
- Bree Brouwer
According to reports, The CW is developing another DC Comics based TV series, featuring 'Atom', 'Firestorm', 'Captain Cold' and 'Canary', plus three additional superheroes, executive produced by openly gay producer Greg Berlanti, who admits to including 'Lgbt' messages in his ongoing series, "The Flash", "Arrow" and the upcoming CBS series "Supergirl":
"I can remember when there were storylines with gay characters on shows like 'Family' and 'Dynasty' and thinking, I have something in common with that person," Berlanti told The Advocate. "This was way before the internet and all the visibility that has brought with it. But back then, you really felt alone and when I saw those characters on TV, I knew I wasn't alone..."
Previously, as a writer, producer on "Dawson’s Creek", Berlanti tinkered with the main characters, following up with more inclusive moments in the series "Jack & Bobby", "Everwood", "Brothers & Sisters" and the 2012 mini-series "Political Animals »
- Michael Stevens
Former playboy Daniel Meade is lording over the ladies once more.
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After wrapping Betty, Mabius starred in the British drama Outcasts, which aired on BBC America, and the Hallmark Channel series Signed, Sealed, Delivered. He has also appeared on Scandal, Blue Bloods and Political Animals.
Fire fans, thoughts on Mabius’ casting? Any guesses on which character he’ll inevitably court?
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The Dome will be moving to a new night when Under the Dome returns to CBS this summer. The sci-fi series, returning for its third season, will be heading to Thursdays, premiering on June 25 at 9 p.m. Additionally, along with the premiere date, it was also revealed that Under the Dome would be adding CSI actress Marg Helgenberger to its cast this season for an extended arc. Outside of the Dome (I’m here all week), CBS also announced that its new series Zoo, based on the James Patterson best-selling novel and starring James Wolk (Political Animals, The Crazy Ones), will premiere on Tuesday, June 30, at 9 p.m. The show focuses on a sudden wave of violent animal attacks against humans taking place throughout the world. On the reality front, CBS staple, Big Brother, will return for its 17th season with a two-night premiere, beginning on Wednesday, June 24 at 8 p. »
- Chris King
Under the Dome Season 3 will unspool on a new night, premiering Thursday, June 25 at 9/8c, CBS announced as part of its summer schedule.
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Kicking off CBS’ summer slate, Big Brother returns for Season 17 on Wednesday, June 24, at 8 pm. (The reality series will also air Thursdays and Sundays.)
CBS will opens the doors to its Zoo on Tuesday, »
Don't get me wrong, "Trainwreck" looks hilarious and I can't wait to see it. There ain't going to be any interview and there ain't going to be any story. Here is a list of films and TV shows from just the last 25 or so years featuring female journalists who have sex with or fall in love with their subjects and/or co-workers. "Trainwreck" "Fifty Shades of Grey" "Top Five" "Crazy Heart" "Nashville" "Bad Words" "Iron Man" "Man of Steel" "Smallville" "Rock of Ages" "Law & Order Svu" "House of Cards" "Adaptation" "Three Kings" "Political Animals" "The Devil Wears Prada" "Entourage" "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" "Thank You For Smoking" "Hitch" "Morning Glory" "Anchorman" "Scary Movie 3" "Ray Donovan" "Scoop" "Up Close and Personal" "Bridget Jones" "Mr. Deeds" "I Love Trouble" "Never Been Kissed" "Hero" "Nightcrawler" is the rare breed, to call the trope a trope (in... the absence of malice, »
- Katie Hasty
8 items from 2015
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