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!
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.