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  • Oscar-winning duo to pen Tupac movie

Oscar winning-screenwriters Stephen J. Rivele and Chris Wilkinson have been announced to be writing the script for a film about Tupac Shakur.

The writing partners have previously co-written biographical dramas Ali and Nixon.

Wilkinson told New York that the film would focus on the late hip-hop icon’s last day and steer clear of biopic stereotypes, stating that the film “is not in any way biopic-y”.

In May, Brooklyn’s Finest director Antoine Fuqua was confirmed to helm the project.

Justin Bieber: “I’d Love To Do Grease”.

Justin Bieber performs during the 'My World' tour at the Air Canada Centre.

Justin Bieber has revealed that he would be interested in starring in a remake of Grease.

The Sun reports that the ‘Baby’ singer would love to play Danny Zuko, and has a number of other celebrities in mind to co-star with him.

He said: “It would be a lot of fun. It’s been talked about a lot over the years but it would be awesome to play Danny.”

When asked who he would like to play Sandy, he replied: “I would go for Miley Cyrus without hesitation. She can sing, dance and act.”

He added: “I’d want some great people to star in it. Wouldn’t Susan Boyle make an amazing Principal McGee? We’d just need to write it into the script that she broke into song.

“I am obsessed with Susan. When I look at her original audition it makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. I would love to include Cheryl Cole as well. She would look great in the Rydell High cheerleading uniform.”

It was recently reported that Bieber will star as himself in a 3D biopic, due for release in February 2011.

Hilton’s Boyfriend ‘Fired’ Over DUI Incident

Paris Hilton‘s boyfriend has been fired from his job at a leading Las Vegas nightclub following the couple’s brush with the law in Sin City on Friday night, according to reports.

The socialite and her partner Cy Waits were driving down the famous Las Vegas Strip when their car was pulled over by cops.

Waits was arrested on suspicion of DUI and Hilton was charged with cocaine possession after police officers allegedly found drugs in her purse.

Now new reports suggest Waits has lost his job as head of nightclub operations for Wynn and Encore properties following the scandal.

A Las Vegas insider tells E! Online, “Wynn has a zero-tolerance policy with their club execs when it comes to brushes with the law.”

The news comes as new details about the night’s events have emerged, with a police officer claiming cops discovered Hilton was carrying a quantity of suspicious white powder when she opened her purse to apply her lip balm and a small bag fell out.

Police sargeant John Sheahan tells the New York Daily News, “Miss Hilton pulled out a tube of lip balm. At the same time… a bindle (sic) of cocaine in a plastic bag came out of her purse.”

Hilton’s lawyer David Chesnoff remains adamant the socialite will be “exonerated”. He says, “As the case proceeds, a lot of facts are going to come to light that will ultimately lead to exoneration.”

A scene from Piranha 3-D

A scene from “Piranha 3D.”

Credit: Weinstein Company


In the long and impressive cinematic history of James Cameron, there is one film he refuses to put on his resume but is reminded of every so often: “Piranha 2.”  The young auteur was hired to direct the sequel years before he made the landmark “Terminator” in 1984, but was fired after only a few days of work.  Not enough for a credit in the “Titanic” creator’s mind.  Now, with “Piranha 3-D” in theaters and purposely shot in the immersive medium Cameron has rejuvenated with “Avatar,” the subject of the killer fish and their potential for cinematic mayhem has reached the visionary once more.  Needless to say, he’s hardly a fan.

Speaking to Vanity Fair, Cameron bluntly said, “I tend almost never to throw other films under the bus, but that is exactly an example of what we should not be doing in 3-D. Because it just cheapens the medium and reminds you of the bad 3-D horror films from the 70s and 80s, like Friday the 13th 3-D. When movies got to the bottom of the barrel of their creativity and at the last gasp of their financial lifespan, they did a 3-D version to get the last few drops of blood out of the turnip. And that’s not what’s happening now with 3-D.”

Cameron went on to note the medium is in a “renaissance” right now.

“[The] biggest and the best films are being made in 3-D,” the Oscar winner told the magazine. “Martin Scorsese is making a film in 3-D. Disney’s biggest film of the year—’Tron: Legacy’ —is coming out in 3-D. So it’s a whole new ballgame.”

The filmmaker has been on something of a media blitz the past few weeks in anticipation of the re-release of “Avatar” this past weekend.  Unfortunately, the demand for the blockbuster’s return wasn’t what either he or 20th Century Fox expected.  In just 881 3-D and IMAX theaters, “Avatar” grossed $4 million which put it outside of the top ten movies at the weekend box office.  With $2.751 billion in worldwide theatrical revenue alone, neither party is crying over the result.

For more on Cameron’s thoughts on the “Avatar” re-release, check out his exclusive interview with HitFix’s Drew McWeeny below.

3 New Movie Stills from Faster

Here’s three new movie stills featuring The Rock in the upcoming film “Faster” by director George Tillman Jr. (Notorious, Soul Food) and starring Dwayne Johnson (The Fast and the Furious 5, The Other Guys), Tom Berenger (Inception, Silent Venom), Carla Gugino (Race to Witch Mountain, Watchmen), Micaela Johnson (Transformers 3, Greek), Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter, Quarantine), Billy Bob Thornton, Moon Bloodgood and Maggie Grace (Knight and Day). Click Here for more photos, news and videos from Faster. Synopsis: An ex-con sets out to avenge his brother’s death after they were double-crossed during a heist years ago. During his campaign, however, he’s tracked by a veteran cop and an egocentric hit man. Stay tuned.

New Trailer for ‘Apocalypse Now’ Bd

Lionsgate has released a trailer for what looks to be a stunning upcoming release of Francis Ford Coppola‘s Apocalypse Now on Blu-ray. The film will be released in high definition on October 19th and will be available in a choice of 3-disc and 2-disc Blu-ray editions or as a Digital Download.

Love it or hate it, Apocalypse Now is one of the most controversial and unforgettable films ever made. Directed by Coppola, it is set during the Vietnam War and has a stellar cast that includes Marlon Brando (The Godfather), Martin Sheen (The West Wing), Dennis Hopper (Easy Rider), Harrison Ford (The Indiana Jones series) and Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix Trilogy). It is epic in scope, thought-provoking and powerfully non-commercial. It was also apparently hell to make and almost ended Coppola’s life.

The story of the troubled production of Apocalypse Now is told in the award-winning documentary Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse

Bradley Cooper On For New Comedy

Yes, you read that headline right: someone really is planning to put Bradley Cooper and Ryan Reynolds in a film together. Two someones, actually, in the shape of Up in the Air writer Sheldon Turner and busy producer Neal Moritz, who have attached the pair to a new action comedy.The untitled pic will follows two friends who also happen to be San Francisco police officer. It just so happens that their fathers used to be cops too, and a new case forces the foursome to work together, bringing the older men out of retirement. Cue squabbling as they track down the criminals…Featuring what the Risky Business blog describes as an updated Lethal Weapon vibe. Turner, along with fellow producer Andrew Panay, has been developing the film for a while now, with Dwayne Johnson (back when he was still known as The Rock) attached to one of the cop roles.

First Looks at Spielberg’s Fallen Skies

Witness director’s new alien invasion TV series

Spielberg's Fallen Skies TV Series

Source: Slashfilm

Steven Spielberg is trying his hand at TV. And although the small screen is somewhat unfamiliar territory for the director, he’s sticking to what he knows by basing the show within a sci-fi world besieged by aliens. The director’s glossy new show for TNT is called Falling Skies, and the network has just released 20 stills of the new production.

Fallen Skies is the story of an alien invasion, and focuses principally on a college professor (Noah Wyle) who leads a mix of civilians and soldiers against the extraterrestrials. A score of other people, including a therapist and Wyle’s two teenage sons are thrown into the dramatic mix of people trying to win the fight.

Spielberg is executive producing the series, while Carl Franklin is sitting in the director’s chair. Robert Rodat, who famously penned Saving Private Ryan, has put together the first scripts. Check out the photos below and tell us how you think the new series looks.

Cora Hilts

Weeds Season 6 Taster Released

New trailer shows that Weeds really do keep coming back.

Weeds Season 6

Source: Warming Glow

A new trailer of off-the-wall black comedy Weeds has been released to tease and tantalize us until the premiere of its sixth series, which is set to air on August 16.

When we met suburban housewife Nancy Botwin back in Season 1 she was just dipping her toe in the vast ocean of marijuana dealing to make ends meet after the sudden death of husband Judah. As the seasons progressed we’ve seen her little business venture get ever-so-slightly out of hand, what with rival drug-dealers, Armenian mobsters, prostitute-smuggling and a touch of casual contract killing.

While these aforementioned shenanigans can’t really be described as dull, Season 6 promises to shake things up a bit, as the Botwins embark on a life on the run following young Shane’s altercation with Pilar. An altercation, incidentally, which left her face-down in a swimming pool and him holding a croquet mallet looking pretty guilty. Despite renaming themselves ‘the Newmans’ (‘new’ ‘man’…get it?) and Nancy’s determination to turn over a new leaf (preferably not of the marijuana variety…), it seems fairly unlikely that life will be plain sailing from here on out.

What with neighbours buried under swimming pools in Wisteria Lane and soccer moms morphing into dangerous drug smugglers, suburbia has never seemed so much fun. So what’s your verdict? Has this trailer sufficiently whetted your appetite or is a sixth series of this farfetched drama a tad excessive?

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Sophie Vogel

Brand New Look At Castle Season 3

Sneak preview of new season’s opening scene

Castle Season 3

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Absent from our screens since March, we are happy to offer up a little taster of the new season of ABC’s Castle, set to return on September 20. The trailer shows the opening scene of Season 3 which takes place several months after the Season 2 finale and is the first time Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) have seen each other since.

At the Comic-Con conference on Sunday, Castle creator Andrew Marlowe hinted at several potential storylines, including the spotlighting of a serial-killer over multiple episodes. Marlowe revealed that they “feel that it’s time to challenge Castle and Beckett with someone who is as smart as they are. There is a real feeling of gamesmanship between the two”.

As described by The Hollywood Reporter, the characters will also be having some family issues, with Beckett still trying to cope with her mother’s murder and Castle dealing with his daughter’s increasingly-apparent teenage-dom. According to Marlowe, Castle is “always pushing his daughter to take the chances that he did, but when she does, he doesn’t really like it.”

So take a look at this little preview and judge for yourself whether the chemistry between our two favourite crime-busters is as tangible as ever…

Sophie Vogel

Brand New Peek at Sons of Anarchy Season 3

Trailer released for the third installment of Charming’s motorbiking outlaws…

Son's Of Anarchy Season 3

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

After two successful seasons since its inital premiere in 2008, FX showed Comic-Con crowds the brand new trailer to Sons of Anarchy’s Season 3, scheduled to air on September 7.

After the past seasons’ escapades of gang-rape, murder and drug-trading in the ironically-named town of Charming, what more can we expect from the next chapter? Creator Kurt Sutter has revealed that Season 3 will focus on the roots of SAMCRO, explaining his intention to “take them into a world that is outside their own, where they don’t have control, where they are subject to other people’s laws and beliefs and parameters, where they aren’t quite the big fish in the small pond.”

Taryn Manning will not be reprising her previous role of Cherry (about which Sutter tweeted his disappointment) but she has signed on for a few guest appearances, along with Hal Holbrook and Stephen King.

This new trailer certainly shows that Sons of Anarchy will continue to deliver all the drama we have come to expect from a world where the men wear ponytails, the women wear leather and everyone drives way, way too fast.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, this trailer provoked a great response from the crowd at Comic-Con, so can the show expect the same success to which it has become so accustomed? Check out the trailer and decide for yourself…

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Sophie Vogel.

Kelly Brook To Join Skins Cast

Brook to guest star in the fifth season of controversial teen drama

Kelly Brook & Skins

Source: Digital Spy

Our friends over at Digital Spy have revealed that Kelly Brook is set to guest star on Skins, the British teen drama that premiered back in 2007.

Considering the show’s reputation for provocative storylines including eating disorders, homosexuality and mental illness, as well as the constant abuse of drugs and alcohol, the squeaky-clean model/presenter/actress seems an odd fit. While Skins is certainly a far cry from Strictly Come Dancing, Brook is set to play fitness instructor Gemma as opposed to a sex-crazed teenage junkie, which makes a little more sense. According to a source, “Kelly is very funny in it. She is great as a really sexy fitness instructor who drives the boys wild.”

The new series is set to air in January with a brand new cast dubbed ‘the third generation’. Filming has also already started on an American version of the drama for MTV set in Baltimore, Maryland while a movie adaptation has also been confirmed and will begin filming in Bristol later this year.

Will Ms Brook dazzle the creators enough to score a role in that too? Watch this space…

Sophie Vogel

Sherlock Renewed For Second Season

BBC already in talks for the detective duo to get back to Baker Street

Sherlock Season 2

Source: Digital Spy

We only had to see the trailer to realise that the BBC’s new adaptation of Sherlock was a sure-fire hit. But now, following great ratings for the show’s first episode, confirmation is now officially in as the network has revealed its intentions to renew the show for a second season.

The pilot was a hit with critics, with The Daily Telegraph’s Harry Mount arguing that the fictional detective’s “allure spreads beyond period detail”. Metro’s Keith Watson also praised the main actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, deeming their relationship “spot on – a mixture of frustration, admiration and genuine affection.” ‘A Study In Pink’, based on Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel ‘A Study In Scarlet’ (the first to feature the famous detective) attracted an impressive 7.5 million viewers, vastly overtaking anything else on the network that night.

But despite their enthusiasm for the project, a longer second season won’t be expected to reach our screens for a while. “Drama takes at least a year to get made and Steven Moffat is really busy with Doctor Who”, reported Ben Stephenson, head of drama for the BBC.

So in the meantime we may as well just sit back and enjoy the episodes that have already been made, the next being ‘The Blind Banker’ this Sunday. Will you be happy to see a second season of Cumberbatch’s razor-sharp Sherlock?

Sophie Vogel

Don’t Worry, It’s Just William

BBC announces cast of the new adaptation of the well-loved children’s books


Source: Digital Spy

The cast for the new series Just William has been officially announced, with loveable Outnumbered star Daniel Roche to take on the title role. His adorable curly mop along with his reputation for cheeky characters will no doubt stand him in good stead to play William, the scruffy and careless 11-year-old leader of ‘The Outlaws’ gang.

William’s parents will be played by Rebecca Front (The Thick of It) and Daniel Ryan (Linda Green) with Caroline Quentin and Warren Clarke as new neighbours the Botts. CBeebies’ star Isabella Blake-Thomas will feature as Violet Elizabeth Bott, William’s lisping arch-nemesis, known to frequently shriek the threat “I’ll thcream and thcream ’till I’m thick!” The series will retain some authenticity as Martin Jarvis, who worked on the original recordings, will narrate throughout.

CBBC controller Damien Kavanagh said that they are “thrilled to have attracted such a wonderful blend of established stars and exciting new talent to breathe new life into these much-loved stories.”

According to Digital Spy, the series will be split into four parts and is scheduled to air on BBC One and CBBC later this year. So will you be tuning in to the remake of Richmal Crompton’s classic novels? As ever, leave your comments in the box below.

Sophie Vogel

Cheryl Cole Becomes A Desperate Housewife

Rumours are rife that Britain’s golden girl will be joining Wisteria Lane

Is Cole Desperate?

Source: Digital Spy

She may be well on the way to getting a divorce in real life, but it seems that recovering Malaria stricken Cheryl Cole is set to become one hell of a Desperate Housewives as ABC eyes her for a guest role.

Teri Hatcher, who plays the show’s loveable but neurotic Susan Myer/Delfino has voiced her opinion that “Cheryl is a great role model and exactly the sort of woman we would love to have a role on Desperate Housewives.” Claiming that “with her looks she could cause some real trouble in Wisteria Lane”, Hatcher goes on to say that she is sure that they would all get on famously in real life, having heard that our Cheryl is “an absolute darling”. That she is, Teri.

Guests also reported to be starring in the show’s upcoming seventh season include the new Mr. Megan Fox Brian Austin Green (Smallville) and Lainie Kazan (You Don’t Mess with the Zohan) along with returning stars Mark Moses (the terrifying Paul Young) and Harriet Samson Harris (the only one to terrify the terrifying Paul Young).

Creator Marc Cherry has signed a new two-year deal with ABC that will keep Desperate Housewives on the air until 2013, although with the main stars all having signed seven-year contracts, it is unclear who will remain for an eighth and ninth season.

With Cheryl Cole’s seemingly infallible popularity, could this be a perfect fit for the glamorous residents of Fairview? Surely a Desperate Housewife and a ex-WAG would have a considerable amount of common ground? Watch out Eva Longoria, it might not just be your L’Oréal ad Cheryl’s after…

Sophie Vogel.

McCartney Wants Glee And The Beatles To Come Together

Paul McCartney wants a little help from his friends at McInley High…

Glee-ful McCartney

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

It’s a mark of a show’s success, I’d say, when musical legends are actually calling you up and requesting that their music be included for an episode. So when a certain Sir Paul McCartney asked Glee creator Ryan Murphy for a Beatles tribute episode, he said, yeah OK.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, McCartney sent Murphy two mixed CDs that could be appropriate for the cast to cover. “I thought I was being punk’d”, said Murphy, but he has confirmed that “of course we are going to do something”. This tribute episode will follow the success of several others, including the wondrous Madonna and Lady Gaga episodes, and is also one of many scheduled for Season Two (Britney Spears, The Rocky Horror Show).

Macca hasn’t exactly been taking it easy this year, what with being honoured by Barack Obama for his contributions to popular music and all, but it seems that only being honoured by the Glee cast can really make you feel like a success. Will there really be a Glee/Beatles mash-up? Oh Let It Be…

Sophie Vogel

Caprica Gets A Season 1.5

And we’ve got the trailer to prove it

Caprica 1.5

We all know how volatile the American TV market can be, with shows fighting through the pilot season to be picked up, only to be dropped acrimoniously half just a couple of episodes in if the figures aren’t up to scratch.

But with a loyal fanbase already in place for Battlestar Galactica prequel Caprica , it is a little odd that SyFy has termed the latest episode offerings of the show “season 1.5” when some footage was premiered at Comic-Con.

No one seems to actually know what this decimal pointage means, but we thought we’d let you lovely peeps check out the footage regardless.

We don’t do things by halves here at Screenrush after all..

Emily Phillips

Feeling A Bit Lost?

Check out this new trailer for Lost epilogue

Lost Epilogue

Source: Access Hollywood

Die-hard Lost fans have no doubt been in a sombre state of mourning following the season finale back in May. But chin up! The rumous are true; the kind creators of the show have written an epilogue entitled ‘New Man In Charge’ which will be included as an extra feature on the box-sets.

The epilogue will follow up on Hurley and Ben Linus, the former of whom we last saw taking over from the devastatingly handsome Jack Shephard (Matthew Fox) as the Island’s protector and appointing Ben as his adviser.

Let’s be honest, they did pretty well to make it this far after living on an island where people tend to drop like flies, so the least we can do is tune in to see what happened to them. The Blu-Rays and DVDs will be hitting the shops on August 24, so your patience need only hold out a little longer. And if you simply can’t, Access Hollywood has been kind enough to provide the sneak preview below…

Heroes Creator Pushes For Extra Series

Sci-fi fantasy drama may be resurrected, or at least its creator hopes so…

Heroes Possible Extension

Source: Digital Spy

The show may have been cancelled in May, but creator of NBC science fiction series Heroes is optimistic for a revival. Tim Kring has revealed that he is in ongoing negotiations with NBC to bring the show back for a mini-series that would tie up the loose-ends in a way that would satisfy the fans.

Kring said recently that he is “very hopeful” and described Heroes as “a very big and very potent brand. NBC has expressed an interest in finding a way to wrap it up in a way that honours the fans and the show, and I’m very interested in pursuing that.” He also implied that we would see a return of the show, whether or not talks with NBC prove fruitful. “It can continue in any number of platforms, not simply broadcast.”

Will the series that gave Hayden Panettiere her big break live to see another day? Or should its creator just let it go gracefully? Comments below…

Sophie Vogel

HBO Reveal Enterage Is The Last Ever Season.

It is sadly time to bid a fond farewell to our favourite moviestar and his desperate hangers-on…

Last Ever season

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

According to THR, HBO have announced that next summer will see the finale of Entourage, the comedy-drama loosely based on Mark Wahlberg’s experiences as an up-and-coming film star. The final season will be shorter, comprising of only six episodes to bring the show to a logical conclusion.

HBO programming president Michael Lombardo has said that Entourage creator Doug Ellin “is appropriately reserving – he wants to write a film, but wants to do it when the story will make sense. He’s pitched other shows to us and I expect that within the next couple years [he’ll have another show on HBO].”

With 6 seasons under its belt, Entourage is currently the longest running show on the network, so it’s lucky that HBO’s hilarious mockumentary Curb Your Enthusiasm with Larry David shows no signs of waning, otherwise we might actually have to start going out on Saturday nights.

While saying goodbye to Vince, Eric, Turtle, Johnny (and, of course, Ari Gold) will be tough, the promise of a feature film in the not-so-distant future will certainly help us through this difficult time. So chin up boys and girls, we won’t be Adrian Grenier-less for too long (sighs of relief).

Sophie Vogel.

Quantum Leap Making A Big Comeback.

Old school scifi TV series Quantam Leap set to return as a feature film

Quantum Leaps Return

Source: Digital Spy

Scott Bakula, aka Dr Sam Becket in NBC’s Quantum Leap, announced at the Comic-Con conference that the series was in the process of being developed for a feature film. According to Digital Spy, the creator of the original series Donald Bellisario is working on the script and has a “big-time Hollywood producer” lined up.

Quantum Leap tells the story of a scientist who becomes lost in time after a time-travelling experiment goes a little awry (there’s a lesson in there somewhere). Frequently referred to as ‘swiss-cheese brain’ due to his inability to recall most details about his own life, Dr Becket is accompanied in his travels by womanizing sidekick Admiral Al Calavicci (Dean Stockwell), invisible to almost everyone but him. As he struggles to find his way back to his own time, each episode sees Sam occupying a new host body as he tries to save that person from various life-threatening situations.

Due to the show’s popularity, a series of novels were also published from 1992 to 2000. A feature film is the obvious continuation of a franchise that has proved successful right from its inception back in 1989. Unfortunately for Bakula, it comes a little too late as he and co-star Stockwell are now too old to take on their original roles, which will be given to younger models.

During its 4-year run, the show was also the site of guest appearances for several up-and-coming bright stars, including Jennifer Aniston, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Teri Hatcher. Perhaps now that these stars are all grown-up they’ll be vying for roles on the silver screen version? And who will take over as Dr Sam? We’ve got our eye firmly focussed on The Dawsonator James Van Der Beek, who has more than a little of the Bakulas about him. Stay tuned for details…

Sophie Vogel.

Eve Myles Gets Framed

TV Series – Friday July 10, 2009

First casting announcements for BBC’s Framed

Source: Digital Spy

Torchwood‘s gap toothed beauty Eve Myles is set to star in the BBC’s adaptation of Frank Cottrell Boyce’s family friendly novel Framed, due later in the year.Framed will see Myles staying in Wales, in a story about a Welsh mining village which becomes host to a mysterious convoy. Joining Myles in the cast will be veteran actor Trevor Eve, probably familiar to most now as that bloke from Waking the Dead. The book is based on a story from WWII about Britain’s art treasures being hidden away in Welsh slate mines.

This is shaping up to be a real treat, but what do you think? Do you wish Eve Myles could be let in England to do some bigger projects? Should Trevor Eve be focusing on a Shoestring comeback? Tell us what you think below…

Martin Parsons

James Marsters Joins Caprica

Buffy star signs up for Battlestar Galactica prequel…

Source: Entertainment Weekly

It’s nice to see that, unlike some of his former co-stars, Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel regular James Marsters is still getting regular work.Following a brillant appearance as the duplicitous Captain John Hart in the last series of Torchwood, he’s signed up for a recurring role in the hotly anticipated Battlestar Galactica prequel Caprica.

The artist formerly known as Spike will reportedly feature in at least three episodes in the role of Barnabus Greeley, a dangerous terrorist leader. He will be joined in the series by the previously announced Patton Oswalt, Sasha Roiz, Eric Stoltz and Esai Morales.

Excited about seeing Marsters back on the small screen? Leave your comments below…

Glen Ferris

Thumbs Up For Torchwood 4

Russell T. Davies is planning a fourth season of the sci-fi show

Source: Digital Spy

Russell T. Davies, creator of Torchwood, has cited plans for a fourth season of the sci-fi show. Despite saying the “recession has hit British television”, he assured viewers that the team had “great ideas” and that there “is a further lease of life for many years to come, certainly for a fourth season”.The BBC show is a drama detailing the adventures of Captain Jack Harness (John Barrowman) who travels from the 51st to the 21st century to battle extraterrestrial and supernatural threats as part of the Torchwood Institute, a criminal investigation group founded by Queen Victoria.

The third season gained around 5.8 million viewers in July this year and is a spin-off of the ever popular Doctor Who, as well as an anagram of the title.

Apparently Davies has “a shape in mind” for the season being developed at the start of 2010 and all this enthusiasm just leaves us waiting for what sounds like an explosive fourth series.

H. Hemblade

Wedding Bells For Doctor Who

Will he get to the church on time?

Source: The Sun

According to The Sun (okay, pinches of salt at the ready!), the ringing of wedding bells will soon be heard all across the Whoniverse.Word has it that the next episodes of Doctor Who will see ex-companion Rose Tyler wed her half-human half-Doctor boyfriend (the result of, lest we forget, a biological metacrisis between our favourite Time Lord and his companion, Donna Noble, played by Catherine Tate). Both Rose and her Doctor-faced lover were dumped in a parallel universe at the end of the last season, but with this being Russell T. Davies ‘ last hour I don’t think anyone has not been expecting some sort of return for Rose, played since the series’ 2005 return by Billie Piper.

Next, there is the news that Martha Jones, played by Freema Agyeman through seasons three and four, as well as in a three episode stint on sister show Torchwood, will tie the knot with Rose’s ex-boyfriend Mickey Smith, played by Kidulthood and AdulthoodNoel Clarke. Okay, alarm bells should be ringing here. Martha is an engaged woman, and a bit of a wunderkind doctor to boot. Mickey is an idiot. If this comes to pass there will be a heck of a lot of explaining to be done. writer and star

Finally, jumping across to the third show in the Doctor Who franchise, The Sarah Jane Adventures, and news that has actually been verified. We know already that David Tennant will be cropping up as the Doctor for a two-parter, and Russell T. Davies has cryptically announced that “the wedding of Sarah Jane will be a day for everyone to remember”. Which suggests we will be seeing the marriage of Doctor Who legend Elisabeth Sladen‘s investigate journalist character. But will things go to plan?

There is also the question of just what role Jessica Hynes will play in her rumoured return to the show. We have already seen her tie the knot with David Tennant, but it was only a fantasy sequence. Could we be in for a real wedding this time?

Okay, this is from The Sun, but do keep in mind that they sometimes have an uncanny knack for predicting crazy plot developments (whoever would have believed that we would actually witness Daleks versus Cybermen?). So assuming that these are true, are you looking forward to the forthcoming marriages? Does Rose deserve better? Is Martha having a mental breakdown? And can Sarah really be happy with anyone who isn’t Harry Sullivan (look it up)? Answers below, and we’ll see you at the church!

Martin Parsons

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