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!
No 3rd Season for Magic City
US pay cable network Starz has opted not to renew its period drama Magic City for a third season, Deadline reports. The second season - and now series - finale will air this Friday in the US.
Capaldi is new Who
The BBC has announced that Scottish actor Peter Capaldi will play the twelfth incarnation of its iconic sci-fi hero Doctor Who. Capaldi will make his debut as the Doctor in this year's Christmas Special. Ironically, Capaldi recently played a World Health Organisation (W.H.O.) Doctor in World War Z.
R.I.P. Gail Kobe
Veteran actress & producer Gail Kobe has passed away at age 82. Her first major film was Cecil B. DeMille’s epic The Ten Commandments in 1956. She went on to appear in dozens of TV shows, earning an Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Dr. Anne Warner on the 60s TV series Dr Kildare.
5th Bourne to get Cross again
Universal Pictures has put a fifth installment of its Bourne Identity franchise into active development, hiring Anthony Peckham to script a film that will continue the story of Jeremy Renner's Aaron Cross character from last year's Bourne Legacy, Deadline reports.
R.I.P. Michael Ansara
Veteran actor Michael Ansara has passed atay at age 91. Best known as the Klingon Kang on Star Trek, the Syrian-born Ansara began his career in the 1940s with roles in films like Intrigue & The Desert Hawk before moving on to TV westerns in the 1950s like Broken Arrow, The Rifleman, & Wagon Train. He was also the voice of Batman's enemy Mr Freeze from 1992-2001.