I don't know how much interest there is in the next U.S. season of Dancing with the Stars, but the next season's cast has been released, and here it is:
Obligatory gold medalist: ice skater Dorothy Hamill
Emergency backup gold medalist: gymnast Aly Raisman
Obligatory football player: Jacoby Jones of the Ravens
Obligatory Disney actress: Zendaya
Obligatory reality "star": Lisa Vanderpump
Comedian Andy Dick
Comedian D. L. Hughley
Soap Opera actor Ingo Rademacher
Singer and American Idol contestant Kellie Pickler
Boxing champion Victor Ortiz
Singer Wynonna Judd
I've heard of seven of them, which is probably a record.
Courtesy of "The Mary Sue":
Last week our favorite Doctor Who reviewer, the four-year-old Lindalee Rose, put in an appearance at fan con Gallifrey One, where she interviewed Freema Agyeman (Martha Jones) about the TARDIS’ amenities and told a rather good knock-knock joke. If you can watch this without cooing at least once, you’re a more stoic person than I. For an extra dose of adorability, a pic of Lindalee and Freeman is after the jump.
Given that Martha is one of my favorite companions, and Freema is one of my favorite Who actors, sharing this one with you guys was pretty much a no-brainer.
Sorry not sorry. Some people on Tumblr try to post serious things, or hipster things. But resistance is futile; all posts will be assimilated.
Among the fandoms: Doctor Who, Sherlock, Avengers, My Little Pony, and Spongebob Squarepants.
I heard about this last week, but this article is only a week old.
Jonathan Coulton Explains How Glee Ripped Off His Cover Song — And Why He’s Not Alone
Fans of indie musician Jonathan Coulton were incensed last week when an alleged Glee version of “Baby Got Back” surfaced on the internet that seemed to shamelessly rip off Coulton’s distinctive arrangement of the 1992 Sir Mix-A-Lot song. Last night, that cover version was confirmed as an official Glee track when it appeared on the mid-season premiere of the Fox show, and is currently for sale on iTunes.
Article on Wired.com, and the rest is behind a cut.
( If this were an episode of Glee, I would win. )
CNet: Disney confirms J.J. Abrams to direct next 'Star Wars'
After speculation leaked out of Hollywood yesterday, it's official: One man will be in charge of both 'Star Trek' and 'Star Wars' at the same time.
by Daniel Terdiman
January 25, 2013 9:06 PM PST
Disney and Lucasfilm confirmed this evening that 'Star Trek' director J.J. Abrams will direct the next 'Star Wars' film, expected to be released in 2015.Good thing Abrams isn't directing the rest of The Hobbit. Otherwise, it really would be a case of 'one ring to bind them all.'
The news is not unexpected. Yesterday, word leaked out that Abrams was the likely choice, setting off a flurry of discussion online about the same director being in charge of both the "Star Trek" and "Star Wars" franchises at the same time. But tonight, the news was officially announced.
Rob Liefeld has been writing an original screenplay. It’s called Icons, and it’s an account of his nearly three decades in the comic book business.
He would like Christian Bale to play Todd McFarlane. And Chris Pine to play him.
Variety reported earlier this week that producers Todd Garner and Brooklyn Weaver have signed up the movie rights to (Rob) Liefeld's 1996 one-shot (Originally a spin-off from Liefeld's Avengelyene and Glory titles), with plans to develop the idea into a fully-fledged stand-alone movie. Both producers already had relationships with the comic book creator thanks to other projects; Garner had tried to buy Liefeld's 2003 sci-fi comedy pitch Planet Terry (Unrelated to the Marvel comic of the same name), while Weaver is currently attached to the in-development movie incarnation of the creator's Bloodstrike character.
The plot involves Jesus fighting Zeus.
The reason why? Oh, only that Zeus couldn't accept that humanity had "outgrown" him when they came to accept Jehovah as their one true God, and so he had decided to seek revenge against Jehovah and all those who stood with him. Obviously, Jesus being Jesus, the only way to deal with the situation was a fight. After all, we all saw where that whole "turn the other cheek" thing got him...
Today, Nintendo announced the next generation of Pokemon games- X and Y. PokeBeach has a write-up of all the info known, which is admittedly not much yet- but the games will see a worldwide simultaneous release in October 2013!
Since I originally heard about the delightful "Ensign Sue Must Die!" webcomic via JF, I feel it only proper to relay here, to anyone who doesn't know yet, that "Ensign Two: The Wrath of Sue" has started up!
Issue #3 of the new story is right over here. And there's a new very familiar face showing up in the storyline this time, too. ;D
So, for those not aware, there is a revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood on Broadway right now, at Studio 54. It is one hell of a good time. You got Stephanie J. Block as Edwin Drood and Chita Rivera as Princess Puffer, as well as Andy Karl, Jessie Mueller, Will Chase, Betsy Wolfe... the list goes on. And the show is amazing, too! And the costumes! Gah! The COSTUMES!
Andy Karl and someone else in the show wrote a song, a rap really, and then finagled their way into getting someone from broadway.com to help them film a video. And got the entire cast to be in it, including Chita, and Jim Norton.
It's not particularly safe for work, but what it lacks in safe for workness, it makes up for with humor and lots of pretty people in Victorian costumes.
I give you.... Bustle Fluffah
Wyrd Con is a West Coast LARP and interactive storytelling convention created by Live Effects, a LARP producing company. It is not just a LARP convention, but also for people interested in tabletop, RPGs, and other forms of media that involve world-building or interactive theater. Obviously, a lot of LARP mods are run during the convention, but speakers in the past have included a number of staff members of Blizzard Entertainment and David J. Peterson who created the Dothraki Language for Game of Thrones.
They are hoping to make the fourth year happen and be bigger than the last, but are in need of funding. If things pan out, the convention will take place in Costa Mesa between September 19th to 22nd.I am not a member of LE staff, but I play in their games (both as PCs and NPCs)and everyone I know who runs or writes or staffs or plays in their LARPs are very good people and very passionate and dedicated to it. If you can contribute, the players and everyone else involved would be very grateful. Thank you.
Kickstarter link here and more information.
( Copypasta of event description here for the link-o-phobic )
"Icons & Influences" at Ltd. Gallery
Group show with Mike Capp - April 2013
Miyazaki crossed over with Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are," "The Usual Suspects" crossed over with Sendak, and Peanuts with "The Evil Dead."
Hat/tip to io9.
Granted, many of you Whovians (especially those who own the Pyramids of Mars DVD) probably have already seen this, but anyway...
Oh, Mummy! -- a mockumentary special feature on the Doctor Who: Pyramids of Mars DVD about Sutekh the Destroyer's career, with Gabriel Woolf reprising his iconic role as the voice of Sutekh. Has some very hilarious moments.
...Or "How the Cast and Crew Have Fun on the Set of The Big Bang Theory."
They decided to surprise Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady and Steve Molaro during a live taping of the show. And boy, did they ever.
This would be one taping you'd brag about attending to your great-great-great grandchildren. You might even reference it on your tombstone.
EDIT: A longer version with a lot more going on.
EDIT II: The whole thing from a single camera source.
Learn how to pronounce 'GIF'.
Also I kinda want the male singers shirt.
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