March 2013

The parallels between Game of Thrones and The Princess Bride.

Bomb_Girls_TillyBomb Girls’ first season marked the return to the screen for Canadian-American actress Meg Tilly.

The actress had been out of the game for 17 years and chose the Global series as the perfect comeback vehicle.

“I’m so happy they offered it to me,” Tilly said. “We were living in Oak Bay on Vancouver Island, just a very peaceful life.”

“I didn’t realize how much I missed acting. I would never want my children to feel that I gave anything up for them, (but) I gained so much with the privilege of being able to raise them. But I didn’t realize how much acting was a part of me and how much fun it is to create with other people. Continue reading »

awkward_2013Awkward will return to Much with a brand new season on April 16.

Canadian actor Nolan Gerald Funk will join the cast of the teen series for its third season.

Since its debut in 2011, critics have been raving about Awkward. On April 16 this quirky, clever series returns exclusively to Much with an hour-long premiere event featuring the first two episodes back-to-back at 10 p.m. ET, and 10:30 p.m. ET.

In Season 3, viewers can expect more wit, sass, and (mostly) awkward encounters from the charming, yet neurotic Jenna Hamilton (Ashley Rickards), who finds herself in a whole new slew of hilarious situations. Continue reading »

HowieMandelspecialHowie Mandel is returning to Canada to host a night of comedy for CBC called Howie Mandel & Germ-Free Friends.

In his latest special, Howie Mandel & Germ-Free Friends, Howie returns to the stage, hosting a hand-picked lineup featuring some of today’s top comics, including star of CBC’s popular comedy series Mr.D, Gerry Dee, veteran comedian Modi, rising star Joe Machi, British crowd-favourite Hal Cruttenden and musical act J. Chris Newberg (America’s Got Talent).

Plus, count on the legendarily unpredictable Howie to bring more than a few surprises of his own! Disinfected for your safety, Howie Mandel & Germ-Free Friends is teeming with laughter that even its host can’t scrub away. Continue reading »

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BlackstonelogoProduction will kick off on Sunday on the third season of Blackstone.

Prairie Dog Film + Television will get stuck into the third run of episodes, which is being described as the “most provocative” yet.

Blackstone’s powerhouse lineup of talent returns to the show, and includes Carmen Moore, Eric Schweig, Michelle Thrush, Nathaniel Arcand, Steven Cree Molison, Andrea Menard, Tantoo Cardinal, and Garry Chalk.

New to the series are John Cassini (Arrow, Intelligence), Tinsel Korey (Sanctuary, The Twilight Saga), Cheri Maracle (Moccasin Flats, Blackfly), Bronson Pelletier (Renegade Press, The Twilight Saga), Wayne Baker (Pathfinder, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee) and Dakota House (The Horses of McBride, One Dead Indian). Continue reading »

Comedienne Sandra Bernhard has defended HBO series Girls on Canadian talkshow George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight this week.

“Well, I think that everyone was just amazed that someone who wasn’t stereotypically beautiful felt good about herself, and was allowed to be who she was and still feel that she could have sex with whoever she wanted to. That was sort of like – to break down the barriers,” Bernhard said of Lena Dunham and Girls.

 

AngerManagementLindsayLuckily Lindsay Lohan has got her priorities in order.

The actress is going to shoot her cameo in Charlie Sheen’s sitcom Anger Management prior to her stint in rehab.

Lohan will film her scenes for the sitcom next week before beginning her 90-day stay in a locked-down rehabilitation facility that was part of her plea deal for a misdemeanour car crash.

In Anger Management she will play herself as a patient who falls for Sheen’s therapist character. Continue reading »

DownloadedFile.JPGPeter Jackson has named his price for directing an episode of Doctor Who.

The New Zealand director expressed his interest last year in working on the show and has since said what he would like in return.

“They don’t even have to pay me,” Jackson told Entertainment Weekly, “I have got my eye on one of those nice new gold-coloured Daleks. They must have a spare one!”

When the publication asked Doctor Who producer Steven Moffat whether Jackson could be paid in Daleks, he joked: “You’d never get any information like that out of me!”  Continue reading »

Game of Thrones logoThere have been a number of rumours that suggest HBO is looking at developing a Game of Thrones prequel series with the existing works of author George R.R. Martin.

The Game of Thrones author recently discussed with IGN the prequel stories he had written:

“Well I have been writing for a number of years, a series of novellas set in the same world, in the world of Westeros about 100 years earlier, about two characters called Dunk and Egg. I’ve published three of those novellas, ‘The Hedge Knight,’ ‘The Sworn Sword,’ and ‘The Mystery Knight,’ and I have in mind about nine or ten more novellas about the adventures of Dunk and Egg. So, we have been playing with the idea of doing those, you know, as prequels. They would be prequels in a sense they’re 100 years earlier, but in the same world. Continue reading »