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Monthly Archives January 2009

Will Rihanna Be Cast As The Fourth Charlie’s Angel?

Producer Nancy Juvonen alluded to a fourth lady joining the cast of a third installment of Charlie's Angel in an interview with SciFiWire.com, and even dropped the name of music sensation Rihanna as a possibility. Juvonen told SciFiWire.com that, "I'm really into that when the show had the four Angels on for a while, and Farrah [Fawcett]'s little sister, Cheryl Ladd, came in. There was something fun with that, I think, that's very iconic of the show. So I'm a little on that." When asked if actresses should start pitching themselves to be the fourth Angel alongside Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu, Juvonen said, " They should. I'm having a Rihanna fixation myself." Blindie thinks Rihanna will make a kick-ass Angel and we're hoping she'll work an umbrella into some action scenes.
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ABC Orders Pilot For Remake Of 1980s Alien Mini-Series V

ABC is bringing back the '80s as it tries to revive some of the popular films and television shows of the neon decade. A pilot of the 1987 film The Witches of Eastwick is already on order and word is they're also considering "an '80s version of The Wonder Years...described as Fast Times at Ridgemont High meets The Ice Storm." Blindie is most excited about ABC's recent order of a pilot for the 1983 alien miniseries V. Written by Scott Peters (The 4400), the remake will center around a female Homeland Security agent and will no doubt try to recapture the popularity of the original series with an advertising blitz, and some lizard babies. As for the cast, we suggest Jason Momoa of the recently cancelled Stargate Atlantis and the mother of his two children Lisa Bonet who is already familiar a member of Science Fiction club with her role in Life on Mars.
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Zoe Kravitz Talks Carrie Bradshaw And Her ‘Crazy’ Character In The Greatest At Sundance

Zoe Kravitz recently attended the Sundance Film Festival to promote her film The Greatest and talked to JustJared.com about her love of vintage clothes and confirmed that her new brother Nakoa-Wolf is "adorable." As the daughter of actress Lisa Bonet and musician Lenny Kravitz, Zoe clearly gets her unique fashion sense from both stylish parents and confesses that Carrie Bradshaw as well as Jimi Hendrix are her style icons. While some of her favorite designers are Alexander Wang and Chanel she admits, "I’m kind of a vintage-y girl. I kind of just like what I like. I shop at flea markets" -which she oftens does with father Lenny. She also talked about her role in the independent film The Greatest -a drama about a death in the family, "I play a girl that Johnny Simmons (Ryan) meets, who’s Susan [Sarandon] and Pierce [Brosnan]’s son in the movie. And we start dating and I kind of end up being crazy." Blindie is adding The Greatest to our list of must-see independent films, right below Lee Daniels Push starring her father Lenny as a male nurse. PHOTO CREDIT: Wireimage
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Slumdog Millinonaire Wins Again at Screen Actors Guild Awards

slumdog-millionaire-sag-award-win The cast of Slumdog Millionaire was named outstanding cast in a motion picture, hopefully making the little-film-that-could a favorable shoe-in for the Best Picture Academy Award! Other big winners include Mad Men & 30 Rock for best cast, best actress (Tina Fey) and best actor (Alec Baldwin). Meryl Streep won the best actress award for her role as a determined nun in Doubt and Sean Penn won the lead actor award for Milk. Click in for complete list of SAG winners and nominees!
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Lee Daniels’ Push Starring Lenny Kravitz, Mariah Carey And Mo’Nique Wins Three Sundance Awards

The heart-wrenching drama Push about a 16-year-old overweight and illiterate pregnant girl based on the bestselling novel by Sapphire won top honors at this year's Sundance film festival -snagging the grand jury award, audience award, and a special jury prize for comedianne Mo'Nique who plays an abusive mother. Produced and directed by Lee Daniels, Push stars newcomer Gabourey Sidibe in the lead role and a handful of well-known music and film stars in unexpected roles, including Mariah Carey as a social worker, Lenny Kravitz as a male nurse, and Paula Patton as a teacher. Lee Daniels was overwhelmed with the film's performance at the festival and gushed, "We don't have no money. We got $2 to make some s--- happen. We're doing this story about this fat black girl who doesn't have a voice. They're all in it for the craft." The film has yet to be picked up for distribution but Daniels is hopeful. "I think [this win] means there's hope for people of color. Just because Obama’s president doesn't necessarily mean it's going to translate down to our world of cinema. And I think what it does is reiterate and strengthen this power of, Get yourself a freakin’ video camera. And you go out and tell your truth. That's what I started doing as a kid, and I think inevitably, it led to this. It's just so much hope." PHOTO CREDIT: AP
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‘Boondocks’ Creator Aaron McGruder Denies Calling Obama Not Really Black

Aaron McGruder, the creator of the comic strip and animated series The Boondocks , denies allegations made in the press that he accused President Obama of not being really black but Michelle Obama "and her momma" as being "one of us," in a speech at Earlham College in Richmond, Ind. on Monday. McGruder writes in a letter to Editor & Publisher: "For a long time now, I have tried to keep my opinions on the election and Barack Obama to myself. I occasionally do speaking engagements, which are not open to the press, and unfortunately some of my comments have been twisted around in a silly manner. The claim that I asserted our new President was not Black is categorically false. "I have seen an endless stream of Black pundits on TV pontificating about the significance of President Obama's election - many of them making reference to the 3/5th's clause in the constitution regarding slaves. The point I was making is that this is not an accurate comparison. "Barack is the son of an immigrant, not the...
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Monthly Archives January 2009

Will Rihanna Be Cast As The Fourth Charlie’s Angel?

Producer Nancy Juvonen alluded to a fourth lady joining the cast of a third installment of Charlie's Angel in an interview with SciFiWire.com, and even dropped the name of music sensation Rihanna as a possibility. Juvonen told SciFiWire.com that, "I'm really into that when the show had the four Angels on for a while, and Farrah [Fawcett]'s little sister, Cheryl Ladd, came in. There was something fun with that, I think, that's very iconic of the show. So I'm a little on that." When asked if actresses should start pitching themselves to be the fourth Angel alongside Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu, Juvonen said, " They should. I'm having a Rihanna fixation myself." Blindie thinks Rihanna will make a kick-ass Angel and we're hoping she'll work an umbrella into some action scenes.
Read More

ABC Orders Pilot For Remake Of 1980s Alien Mini-Series V

ABC is bringing back the '80s as it tries to revive some of the popular films and television shows of the neon decade. A pilot of the 1987 film The Witches of Eastwick is already on order and word is they're also considering "an '80s version of The Wonder Years...described as Fast Times at Ridgemont High meets The Ice Storm." Blindie is most excited about ABC's recent order of a pilot for the 1983 alien miniseries V. Written by Scott Peters (The 4400), the remake will center around a female Homeland Security agent and will no doubt try to recapture the popularity of the original series with an advertising blitz, and some lizard babies. As for the cast, we suggest Jason Momoa of the recently cancelled Stargate Atlantis and the mother of his two children Lisa Bonet who is already familiar a member of Science Fiction club with her role in Life on Mars.
Read More

Zoe Kravitz Talks Carrie Bradshaw And Her ‘Crazy’ Character In The Greatest At Sundance

Zoe Kravitz recently attended the Sundance Film Festival to promote her film The Greatest and talked to JustJared.com about her love of vintage clothes and confirmed that her new brother Nakoa-Wolf is "adorable." As the daughter of actress Lisa Bonet and musician Lenny Kravitz, Zoe clearly gets her unique fashion sense from both stylish parents and confesses that Carrie Bradshaw as well as Jimi Hendrix are her style icons. While some of her favorite designers are Alexander Wang and Chanel she admits, "I’m kind of a vintage-y girl. I kind of just like what I like. I shop at flea markets" -which she oftens does with father Lenny. She also talked about her role in the independent film The Greatest -a drama about a death in the family, "I play a girl that Johnny Simmons (Ryan) meets, who’s Susan [Sarandon] and Pierce [Brosnan]’s son in the movie. And we start dating and I kind of end up being crazy." Blindie is adding The Greatest to our list of must-see independent films, right below Lee Daniels Push starring her father Lenny as a male nurse. PHOTO CREDIT: Wireimage
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Slumdog Millinonaire Wins Again at Screen Actors Guild Awards

slumdog-millionaire-sag-award-win The cast of Slumdog Millionaire was named outstanding cast in a motion picture, hopefully making the little-film-that-could a favorable shoe-in for the Best Picture Academy Award! Other big winners include Mad Men & 30 Rock for best cast, best actress (Tina Fey) and best actor (Alec Baldwin). Meryl Streep won the best actress award for her role as a determined nun in Doubt and Sean Penn won the lead actor award for Milk. Click in for complete list of SAG winners and nominees!
Read More

Lee Daniels’ Push Starring Lenny Kravitz, Mariah Carey And Mo’Nique Wins Three Sundance Awards

The heart-wrenching drama Push about a 16-year-old overweight and illiterate pregnant girl based on the bestselling novel by Sapphire won top honors at this year's Sundance film festival -snagging the grand jury award, audience award, and a special jury prize for comedianne Mo'Nique who plays an abusive mother. Produced and directed by Lee Daniels, Push stars newcomer Gabourey Sidibe in the lead role and a handful of well-known music and film stars in unexpected roles, including Mariah Carey as a social worker, Lenny Kravitz as a male nurse, and Paula Patton as a teacher. Lee Daniels was overwhelmed with the film's performance at the festival and gushed, "We don't have no money. We got $2 to make some s--- happen. We're doing this story about this fat black girl who doesn't have a voice. They're all in it for the craft." The film has yet to be picked up for distribution but Daniels is hopeful. "I think [this win] means there's hope for people of color. Just because Obama’s president doesn't necessarily mean it's going to translate down to our world of cinema. And I think what it does is reiterate and strengthen this power of, Get yourself a freakin’ video camera. And you go out and tell your truth. That's what I started doing as a kid, and I think inevitably, it led to this. It's just so much hope." PHOTO CREDIT: AP
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‘Boondocks’ Creator Aaron McGruder Denies Calling Obama Not Really Black

Aaron McGruder, the creator of the comic strip and animated series The Boondocks , denies allegations made in the press that he accused President Obama of not being really black but Michelle Obama "and her momma" as being "one of us," in a speech at Earlham College in Richmond, Ind. on Monday. McGruder writes in a letter to Editor & Publisher: "For a long time now, I have tried to keep my opinions on the election and Barack Obama to myself. I occasionally do speaking engagements, which are not open to the press, and unfortunately some of my comments have been twisted around in a silly manner. The claim that I asserted our new President was not Black is categorically false. "I have seen an endless stream of Black pundits on TV pontificating about the significance of President Obama's election - many of them making reference to the 3/5th's clause in the constitution regarding slaves. The point I was making is that this is not an accurate comparison. "Barack is the son of an immigrant, not the...
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