Miniseries “Heroes Reborn” Comes to NBC in 2015

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NEW EVENT MINISERIES ‘HEROES REBORN’ COMES TO NBC IN 2015

Tim Kring to Executive Produce 13 New Episodes of Groundbreaking Series ‘Heroes’

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Feb. 22, 2014 — NBC is bringing back its conquering “Heroes.”

An iconic series that still commands a rabid fan base, “Heroes” will return to the network in 2015 as an event miniseries with original creator and executive producer Tim Kring at the helm, it was announced today by NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke.

NBC has ordered 13 episodes for a new stand-alone story arc entitled “Heroes Reborn,” with all details of storylines and characters being kept under wraps.

“The enormous impact ‘Heroes’ had on the television landscape when it first launched in 2006 was eye-opening,” said NBC Entertainment  President Jennifer Salke. “Shows with that kind of resonance don’t come around often and we thought it was time for another installment. We’re thrilled that visionary creator Tim Kring was as excited about jumping back into this show as we were and we look forward to all the new textures and layers Tim plans to add to his original concept. Until we get closer to air in 2015, the show will be appropriately shrouded in secrecy, but we won’t rule out the possibility of some of the show’s original cast members popping back in.”

The original series chronicled the life-changing stories of a series of unrelated ordinary people who discovered they had superhuman abilities. As the saga unfolded, they learned they were part of a grand plan that brought them together to change the world.

With the return of “Heroes Reborn,” NBC will launch a digital series prior to the 2015 premiere that will introduce the characters and new storylines. This leveraging of social media is a way for fans to re-engage with what was one for the true pioneers in multiplatform storytelling.

The iconic sci-fi series, which ran on NBC from 2006-10 and was an immediate hit, ranked as television’s #1 new drama with an average audience of 14.5 million viewers during its initial season. The show was Golden Globe-nominated in its first year of eligibility for best drama series; it won the BAFTA Award for best international series, the AFI Award, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Saturn Award, two People’s Choice Awards and the Television Critics Association Award for Program of the Year.

“Heroes” remains one of the best-selling TV series on DVD of all time with more than 10 million units sold.

Site link: http://www.nbc.com/heroes

Video link to promo: http://www.nbc.com/heroes/video/heroes-reborn-2015/2747853

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Alexander Skarsgard South Pole Trip Stripped Down Photo

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New photos of Alexander Skarsgard and his team mates for Walking with the Wounded have surfaced. Yes Alex stripped down again! Huge thanks to santress for the find and to Eonline for the article!

In a new recently released photo from his South Pole charity trek back in December, the super-sexy True Blood hunk strips down again to celebrate his team’s journey across Antarctica for Walking With the Wounded.

In the photo, which was taken on Dec. 13, 2013, Skarsgård stands in the snow in only tiny black briefs, boots and a hat (check out those abs and pecs!). On his face he wears a fake yellow beard and sunglasses.

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Meanwhile, the 37-year-old actor’s Team Noom Coach teammates sport similar stripped-down costumes with underwear, fake beards and hats. The gang all stand together for the chilly photo op.

The whole team carried beards with them during the 200-kilometer trek to provide lighthearted entertainment when morale was low during the arduous journey.

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New Photos Alexander Skarsgard True Blood Season 7

Finally new photos of Alexander Skarsgard have surfaced from Season 7 filming of True Blood! I Actor posted 2 photos from the selfless taken with Alex on the set of True Blood. Huge thanks to skarslover for the great find!

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Love the big smiles on both of them! Great to see Alex back on set for True Blood. It’s the final season and I can’t wait to see his character Eric Northman on my tv this summer!

Here’s what she posted along with the photos:

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The actress posted more info on her role for True Blood. She was an extra but said that everyone made her feel special (especial Alex and she’s a big fan of his!) here’s what she wrote. Huge thanks to Santress for the find!! And also thanks to Dolores for sharing!  True Blood filming 2/7/13

 

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True Blood Season 7 On Location Filming Main Street Wasteland

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True Blood was on location today filming episode 2 for their final season. On location were Anna Paquin, Ryan Kwanten, Chris Bauer, Sam Trammel and Joe Manganiello. The location used was an art colony made to look like an abandoned city. The street signs showed “Saint Alice Parish” and the windows were all boarded up on the businesses. Continue reading

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Main Street Films Aquires Joe Manganiello’s “LA Bare”

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MAIN STREET FILMS ACQUIRES JOE MANGANIELLO’S “LA BARE” FROM 3:59
 
High profile Slamdance premiere results in competitive deal-making for theatrical release
PARK CITY, UT – Main Street Films announced today the acquisition of Joe Manganiello’s La Bare.  Manganiello’s production company 3:59 Inc., run by brother Nick Manganiello, produced the crowd-pleasing documentary.  The Magic Mike star’s directorial debut gives an insider’s look at the history, the lives and the culture of the most popular male strip club in the world, La Bare Dallas.
The movie premiered Sunday night as one of the most high-profile films in Slamdance history.  The appetite was strong and tickets were hard to come by for the sold-out, raucous premiere, which was attended by the La Bare dancers featured in the documentary, and followed by a Q&A with Elvis Mitchell after the screening.  Slamdance’s President and Co-Founder, Peter Baxter, had this to say about the screening, “During programming, we knew the audience would go wild for La Bare and they certainly did!”
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Main Street Films’ Chairman, Craig Chang, and President, Harrison Kordestani, were amongst those in attendance, and after seeing the audience reaction to the film, made their opening offer in the lobby of the Treasure Mountain Inn less than five minutes after the credits rolled.  The deal is mid-six figures for North American and Chinese rights and said to include a theatrical guaranty and commitment for a minimum 20-market US release to take place in Summer 2014.
“Our mantra is ‘engaging entertainment’ and that’s across all genres,” said Harrison Kordestani, President of Main Street Films. “From indie, action, romance, drama, comedy, and now documentary…Main Street Films is committed to creating a diverse universe of films that have a unique voice and vision.  We are really impressed with what Joe has produced and are excited to partner with him on distributing La Bare in North America.”
“I was immediately impressed by Main Street’s excitement, vision, resources and character,” said the pic’s director Joe Manganiello.  “I got that sense in my gut right away that this was the right company to help launch 3:59′s flagship film La Bare, as well as form a strong partnership for future projects.”
World-renowned DJ, Zach “Z-Trip” Sciacca, composed the music for the film, enhancing the project with an additional layer of emotional depth and hipness, and played the packed after-party where multiple distributors were trying to find time to discuss a deal with the Executive Producers and film reps, Shaun Redick and Ray Mansfield, of Movie Package Company.
Pic adds another dimension to an already over-achieving career for Manganiello, who can count television star (True BloodHow I Met Your Mother), film star (upcoming SabotageMagic Mike, Raimi’s Spider-Man series), and successful author (Evolution with Gallery Books, a Simon & Schuster company) amongst his career accomplishments to date.  Now add film auteur.
The deal was negotiated by Harrison Kordestani on behalf of Main Street Films and by Executive Producers Shaun Redick and Ray Mansfield of Movie Package Company.
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Alexander Skarsgard Filming “Diary of a Teenage Girl”

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Alexander Skarsgard has been spotted filming for his role in the film “Diary of a Teenage Girl” on location in San Francisco.

The movie in question is Diary of a Teenage Girl, and is based on a graphic novel of the same name by Phoebe Gloeckner. Here’s a description of the book, courtesy of Publisher’s Weekly: Continue reading

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The Walking Dead Tokyo Prank

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THE WALKING DEAD TOKYO PRANK

Delivers Ultimate Fan Experience

The Walking Dead Superfan and Vine ‘Zombie Prankster,’ Nick Santonastasso, Pulls Off the Ultimate Zombie Prank on The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus (Daryl) in Tokyo 

The unsuspecting actor, co-star Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) and Special Effects Guru/Executive Producer, Greg Nicotero are in Japan promoting the global return of

Season 4 on FOX, the show’s international broadcaster. Continue reading

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True Blood Season 7 Meet the New James

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True Blood has found it’s new “James”. Nathan Parsons has been cast to play the role of James. Luke Grimes who had played the character and love interest for Vampire Jessica had asked to be released from his contract.

TVLine reported that : “He initially joined the show because he wanted to work with [his Forever co-star] Deborah Ann Woll,” explained a source close to the actor. “But when he started reading the scripts for Season 7, he was disappointed to learn that they were going in a completely different direction with James.”

Per Ausiello:  ”According to a True Blood insider, James will find himself at the center of a surprising love triangle in Season 7.”

Another love triangle! Hmm Jessica/James/Jason perhaps?

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True Blood Season 7 On Location Filming Photos Morrocan Flair

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True Blood season 7 filming started this week. Earlier in the week Stephen Moyer and Chris Bauer were spotted on location filming for the final season premiere episode.

photo-10Last night I was able to see the show filming in another location at a hotel in Los Angeles. The hotel was built in the 1920′s and was originally a YMCA. The decor is a Moroccan theme with vivid colors, detailed tile work and many Persian style rugs. (felt as if I were back in the Middle East where I lived for 2 years).

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This location seemed very suited for the action that was listed in the casting call for episode 7.01 titled “Jesus is Gonna Come”.

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The shots were interior ones towards the back of the hotel and also downstairs (those images are above).

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It was great to see Kristin Bauer van Straten. When she saw us she came right over and was all smiles for our photos.

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There was a car with a cute dog waiting with it’s owner and Kristin rolled down her window to say hi to the pup. She is such a big animal lover (and great activist for animal rights). The pup was so cute and was all wags and even ‘talked’ to her (cute little barks).

TBS79Spotted Audrey Fisher busily putting the finishing touches on the wardrobes of the many extras on location. She really out did herself with all the different looks for this episode. There were a few extras milling around and came over to us. It was fun seeing them break character with us and then go into their ‘character’ and speak a few words of Arabic.

Saw a few other possible spoilers so I won’t post about them yet. They work so hard on the show I don’t want to ruin all the action. It will be sad to see the show in the final season. Waiting sucks but at least they are busy filming now!

The gallery below contains photos from the on location filming for 01/08/14. The images with watermark are the ones I took. There are a few from the hotel website that I included to show some of the areas we were unable to see due to the filming.

UPDATE:  This actor was seen at the location. Could not tell what his role was but sure it was a vampire one. Found this on tumblr stating that he has been cast as Nizor : Not confirmed if he is playing Nizor but I can see that part for him.  imdb has him listed as playing Nizor for the True Blood season 7 premiere. I am not sure he will be in any other episodes (see casting call..)

Casting call stated:
[NIZOR] Male, Persian, late 30s to 50s. This burly vampire involved in a game of Russian roulette in a Moroccan bar derives courage and comfort from his faith in Allah…GUEST STAR

Massi Furlan cast as Nizor for True Blood season 7

Massi Furlan cast as Nizor for True Blood season 7

 



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PaleyFest 2014 Full LIneup Announced

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PaleyFest 2014 full line up announced:

Thursday, March 13: Opening Night Presentation: Veronica Mars Reunion (7 pm)
Friday, March 14: Orange Is the New Black (7 pm)
Saturday, March 15: How I Met Your Mother Farewell (7 pm)
Sunday, March 16: Pretty Little Liars (1 pm Matinee Presentation)
Sunday, March 16: Lost: 10th Anniversary Reunion (7 pm)
Tuesday, March 18: Parks and Recreation (7 pm)
Wednesday, March 19: Sleepy Hollow (7 pm)
Friday, March 21: Mad Men (7 pm)
Saturday, March 22: The Vampire Diaries  & The Originals (7 pm)
Sunday, March 23: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (1 pm Matinee Presentation)
Monday, March 24: Masters of Sex (7 pm)
Tuesday, March 25: The Mindy Project (7 pm)
Wednesday, March 26: Community (7 pm)
Thursday, March 27: Veep (7 pm)
Friday, March 28: Closing Night Presentation: American Horror Story: Coven (7:00 pm)

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Jan. 19. Head to PaleyFest.org for details.

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PaleyFest 2014 First Three Events Announced

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The Paley Center announced the dates for PaleyFest 2014. PaleyFest will be held March 13-28, 2013. Veronica Mars, Pretty Little Liars and American Horror Story: Coven will be featured at PaleyFest. The Festival is also being held in a new venue- Dolby Theatre Hollywood. This theater holds 3400 seats much more than at the Saban Theater (Saban holds 1897 seats).  Also new this year is the ability to choose your seat at time of purchase. Continue reading

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Walking With the Wounded South Pole 2013 Success!

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Expedition HQ received a phone call at 13:25GMT to confirm that the Virgin Money UK ‪#‎SouthPole2013‬ teams arrived at the South Pole at 12:48 GMT, Fri 13 Dec – a day considered unlucky for some, but a monumental day for all the team members involved: Team Noom Coach, Team Glenfiddich and Team Soldier On – Helping our Wounded Warriors Soldier On / Sans Limites

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Send your CONGRATULATIONS and continue to show your support by MAKING A DONATION to help fund the re-training and re-education of our wounded servicemen and women:http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/giving/southpole2013/

Prince Harry and Ivan in the photo below:

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Close up of the united photo (Alex is directly behind the South Pole globe)

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Walking With the Wounded Polar Trek 2013 Photos

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Photos of the South Pole Allied team were posted by Walking with the Wounded. The teams are all working together now in their challenge to raise money for wounded veterans.

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Alexander Skarsgard helping Ivan with his skis (Ivan is one of the wounded veterans- he lost his eyesight)

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Love seeing Alex supporting this amazing cause!
Here is the link to donate and support Alexander Skarsgard in the polar trek:
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Walking With the Wounded UPDATE Race Suspended

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A new update from Walking With the Wounded-

On Day 5 of the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge, as the teams arrived at their first Checkpoint, it became obvious that underneath the concrete determination of all the team members, the harsh reality of the Antarctic was starting to take its toll.

With the safety of all those involved at the forefront of Expedition Director, Ed Parker‘s mind, the following decision has been made going forward for the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge:   Continue reading

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Alexander Skarsgard Photo Day 3 Walking With The Wounded

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New photograph of Alexander Skarsgard from Day 3 of his polar trek with Walking With the Wounded. Good luck to all the teams! I’ll be updating this post with more images in the gallery. Photo source WWTW FB page.

Here’s the link to the interactive map showing the teams and their progress. (looks like Team Noom/USA is first right now) MAP

Here is the Day 4 update of how far they have walked:

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Here is the link to donate and support Alexander Skarsgard in the polar trek:
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Here’s an update from Ed Parker after Day 3:

 

Ed Parker, Team Noom Coach, updates the voice diary on day three and talks about how the teams are progressing in the race and how they manage to stay warm over night in Antarctic temperatures.

“Good evening, it’s Ed Parker from Team Noom Coach, end of Day 3. The US Team has done just about exactly the same distance as yesterday: 21.7 miles. We find ourselves camping this evening right next to the Commonwealth team, who’ve had a good day. They started 3 kilometers behind us and have managed to catch up during the day. But very nice to see them this evening. The Brits are still up front and going well. The weather’s still very very nice but the, the terrain is really really hard. Sastrugi all day long, which just takes it out of your legs a bit, and a real challenge for Ivan. But we’re getting there. We’re all pretty knackered. It’s been a long day but we’re now putting up our tents. The extraordinary thing about the tents here is because of the sun the radiation and the 24 hour daylight. The inside of the tents are really lovely and warm, and so actually at night these extraordinary sleeping bags we’ve got are rather over the top. It can get a little hot, rather in contrast to the rest of the day when we’re out skiing. But all is going well. We hope people are following what we’re up to and we are very much looking forward to reaching our goal in I hope 10 or 11 days. Many thanks. Bye.”

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