I'm not entirely sure the Tennant Era could've continued without a constant reminder of Rose, but I think he could've done a bang-up job with Gillan.
You gotta give NBC some credit for TRYING REALLY HARD. They're rebooting The Munsters, they hired Ryan Murphy, they're adapting Hannibal to the small-screen, and now? Now they're bringing Cleopatra to series. According to Deadline:
The NBC project is described as an epic romance set in a world of sorcery, gods and monsters that centers on Cleopatra, Mark Antony and Julius Caesar. The young queen makes a sacred pact with a goddess to win back her throne, igniting a curse and an infamous love triangle that changes the course of history, forever ending the 4,000 year dominion of the Pharaoh.
That series might work on cable, but on NBC? I'm not holding my breath. The network doesn't exactly have a stellar record with period pieces (The Playboy Club), and without the sex and violence necessary to tell a good Cleopatra story, I don't see it working on the Peacock network.
According to Movies.com, there will be a Christmas Story 2. It's going straight to DVD. It comes out this year. It will be directed by Brian Levant (Snow Dogs). Daniel Stern will play the father. Dear People Responsible For This: Kill yourself.
Remember Stacy Keibler? Because I don't. I think I'm missing a section of my brain responsible for holding all memories of her. I know her name was at one time a very prominent one on meathead blogs, but I could not tell you what she did. For the longest time, I thought people were simply referring to the woman from Full House. ANYWAY, Keibler is hosting a reality series on Lifetime called Supermarket Superstars, a 10-episode series will feature aspiring food product inventors vying for a chance to have their product launched nationally in a major grocery chain. Good for her!
I swear to God, I don't even recognize her face. Is she from beer commercials?
Finally, former Pajiba love-toy Ryan Reynolds -- who just wrapped R.I.P.D. and will soon start on the Highlander reboot -- is set to star in Atom Egoyan's next film, Queen of the Night, which is not about a cross-dressing prostitute. BOOO. According to Deadline, it's about a father (Reynolds) whose daughter was abducted. Eight years later, he finds a series of clues that leads him to believe his daughter, now about 17 years old, is still alive.
At least Reynolds is still showing some love for Canadian film.