The long in-development prequel to 300 has finally got a title, and it’ll throw you for a loop. It’s called 300: Rise of an Empire. Ironically, it’s also the movie’s porn title.
In case you missed it, it turns out that Alison Pill is as clumsy as her Newsroom character as she inadvertently tweeted out a topless photo of herself yesterday (you can look-see here, although it’s NSFW). She quickly deleted it and offered up this apology:
The most interesting part of that story, besides the fact that Pill wears HUGE glasses while posing topless, is that her fiance, Jay Baruchel, retweeted the apology, and I had no idea they were dating up until then (was it because they met on the set of Goon?)
But, really: How do you accidentally tweet a photo of yourself topless?
Joss Whedon, currently developing a television series based on Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. has revealed that the series characters will be all new and separate from the film characters.
“It’s new characters. It needs to be its own thing,” said Whedon. “It needs to be adjacent [to the MCU] but you don’t want to do a show where you’re constantly going, ‘Iron Man just left, but he was totally here a minute ago.’ You want them to do their own thing.”
Parks and Recreation could not have found a better guy to play the father of Adam Scott’s character. Jonathan Banks — who plays Mike Ehrmentraut on Breaking Bad — will fill that role, according to Hitfix. The “Parks and Rec” folks are stoked:
“To me, at this exactly moment in time, he’s everyone I know’s favorite actor,” says [Showrunner Michael] Schur. “After that arc, he’s the actor about which we’ve spent the most time talking in the room over the last year. It’s awesome. He’s going to be here at 2 p.m. today and everyone’s geeking out. A lot of the writers are coming up with reasons to be down on the set today.”
I’d just like to say that I’m a little annoyed with a comment Kurt Sutter made to TV Guide about this season’s new big bad, Damon Pope, played by Harold Perrineau:
“I always envisioned this guy as being [the] kind of guy who has sort of risen above the street and has learned to carry himself in the community,” creator Kurt Sutter tells TVGuide.com. “It’s a different kind of bad guy.”
Yes. Totally different. Except for Stringer Bell. And Gus Fring. And even Mags Bennett. But other than that, yes, totally, “a different kind of bad guy.”
Nevertheless, the season premiere racked up 5.3 million viewers, making it the most watched episode in the history of FX. In fact, in the 18-49 demo, it was the top rated show in the hour, beating out even the network competition.
Meanwhile, Jason Biggs — who struck out with his CBS sitcom — will be co-starring in a new Netflix original series, “Orange is the New Black,” from “Weeds” showrunner Jenji Kohan. It’s about a college drug runner named Piper (Taylor Schilling) who is imprisoned, and not knowing anything about prison culture, immerses herself in it and “finds acceptance, tears, laughter and love amid an outspoken group of inmates.” Biggs will play her fiance.
NBC and “The Today Show” has apologized to its affiliates for not observing a moment of silence on 9/11 and, instead, AIRING AN INTERVIEW WITH THE KARDASHIAN MOM.
Figgy and you other “America’s Top Model” fans may be saddened to know that a former contestant on the show, Jael Strauss, is now a meth addict. Dr. Phil is trying to save her. Thank God!
Josh Schwartz and Stephane Savage — who are behind the CW’s “Gossip Girl” — are developing a series hatched up by Brett Easton Ellis. “‘Copeland Prep’ is set at the premiere secondary school in the nation, which is so fiercely competitive it’s turning its students into monsters — literally — and spreading the disturbing ramifications throughout the town.”
Sounds interesting. Catherine Hardwicke (Twlight) will exec produce.
Finally: FYI. Obama is beating Romney in the 7-11’s 7 Election, wherein customers pick an Obama or Romney cup when purchasing coffee. He’s up by 16 points, and the contest has proven to be quite accurate in the past.