R.I.P. Elmore Leonard
Legendary American writer Elmore Leonard has passed away at age 87 following complications from a stroke. Leonard's books were known for their black humor and distinct characters. They inspired FX's Justified series, and acclaimed films such as Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Jackie Brown, Hombre and 3:10 to Yuma.
R.I.P. Henry Polic
Veteran TV actor Henry Polic has passed away at age 68 after a long battle with cancer. Best known for his role on the classic sitcom Webster, as well as the voice of the Scarecrow on Batman: The Animated Series, Polic made his TV debut in Mel Brooks' 1975 comedy series When Things Were Rotten. He went on to play Dracula in Monster Squad and guest starred on shows including Mork & Mindy, Eight is Enough, Murder She Wrote, and Saved By the Bell.
Diesel is Groot in Marvel's Guardians?
Vin Diesel is in talks to join the cast of Marvel's sci-fi actioner Guardians of the Galaxy with speculation that he may be portraying the tree-like alien Groot, Deadline reports. Over the weekend, Diesel had posted a picture of Groot on his Facebook page, leading many to assume that was the Marvel role the actor has been hinting at recently.Email Me! - When Available!
R.I.P. Karen Black
Veteran actress Karen Black has passed away at age 74 after a long battle with cancer. Black began her acting career in Off-Broadway shows before moving on to film & TV. Roles in shows like Mannix and Adam-12 led to her being cast in 1969's Easy Rider and then a year later her Oscar-nominated breakout role in Five Easy Pieces.
UFC's Rousey is Fast, Furious & Expendable
Ultimate Fighting Champion Ronda Rousey is in talks for a supporting role in director James Wan's Fast & Furious 7, Variety reports. The fighter has also committed to a part in the upcoming third Expendables film starring Sylvester Stallone.
Tamblyn the new "half" in Two and a Half Men?
Former House M.D. co-star Amber Tamblyn has been tapped to play the illegitimate lesbian daughter of Charlie Harper in Two and a Half Men, Deadline reports. Tamblyn's character is set to recur in five episodes and, if her character proves popular, could become a co-lead on the show to fill the void left by the departure of the former "half", Angus T. Jones.
Streep to join The Giver
Meryl Streep is set to join Jeff Bridges and Brenton Thwaites in the cast of director Phil Noyce's adaptation of Lois Lowry's dystopian young adult novel The Giver, Deadline reports. Streep will play the chief elder in the film that begins shooting in South Africa later this year.
Ford is Expendable, Willis is not
Sylvester Stallone has announced via Twitter that Harrison Ford has joined the cast of The Expendables 3. Stallone also noted that Bruce Willis, who was in the first two Expendables films, will not be returning for the third.Email Me! - When Available!