• Paul Walker Disgustingly Dissed By Ice Cube!: For starters, Ice Cube thinks the only reason Paul was recognized over him and Kevin Hart in Ride Along was because Paul died, and therefore he received a lot of “sympathy votes!” Ice Cube went off some more, saying: “We was robbed. Shame on you, MTV. We had the best chemistry of everybody nominated, for us not to win was crazy. We were the best onscreen duo, period. They should have gave it to him before he passed away.” Wow. That right there is the definition of a sore loser! Srsly. Your picture should be in the dictionary, Ice Cube. Not next to “ice cube” but “sour grapes.”
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• Blackstone And Hell On Wheels Top Alberta Film and Television Awards: Comedian Sean Cullen was the host to the 40th anniversary of the Alberta Film and Television Awards, affectionately known as the “Rosie Awards,” in Calgary this past Saturday night – shows like “Blackstone” and “Hell On Wheels” were the big winners of the evening. “Blackstone,” which airs on APTN, took six awards, while AMC’s “Hell On Wheels” nabbed six.
• MTV Movie Awards to honor Paul Walker: Paul Walker will be remembered at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards tonight (04.13.14). The late actor, who died in a car accident in November and has been posthumously nominated for the Best On-Screen Duo award with Vin Diesel for their work in ‘Fast and Furious 6, will be honored during a special tribute led by his co-star Jordana Brewster, featuring some his most famous movie clips.
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• Vin Diesel Says Movie Will have ‘Best Fight Scene’ in Franchise: “Hats off to Jason for going above and beyond…” he wrote alongside a photo of him and Statham, with a photo of a crumpled up sports car in the background. “SEVEN will be EPIC!!!” he wrote. “P.s. Making Pablo proud,” he added, referring to Walker. Last year, Statham said the action scenes in the seventh installment are “mind-blowing.” “There’s nothin’ better than that car stuff. I’ve never seen anything to compare to it. And Vin [Diesel] is terrific. Everybody in it is just terrific. They’re a great little crew. I know Tyrese. I know Paul Walker. I’ve met all of them, and they’re all really cool. I’m really excited to be involved with it… I’m just not gonna tell ya what I’m gonna do,” he told EW.com nine months ago. Diesel also posted a video Sunday on his Facebook saying that he’s getting martial arts training. He said in the video that he’s training for the “best fight scene in the ‘Fast and Furious’ saga.”
• Hell on Wheels Season 4 gets its Leading Lady: Hell on Wheels season 4 on AMC has added another important member to the cast. Deadline is reporting that country singer Mackenzie Porter will play Cullen Bohannon’s wife, Naomi. Naomi is described as “wife and mother of his child who is torn between the restrictive Mormon way of life (all she’s ever known), and the exotic adventure promised by life with her gentile husband outside the Mormon fort.”
…“While I was in Vancouver doing Stargate Universe, my son was living with me and going to school there,” says Ferreira. “When the series ended, we came back down to Los Angeles, and after falling in love with Vancouver and making friends there, my 17-year-old son said to me, ‘Dad, I want to go back to Vancouver and be with my friends.’ Well, I would have been a horrible father if I stopped him from doing what he wanted to do at that point, so I supported him in that. However, when he left home, I went through what I guess would be some version of empty nest syndrome. I was on my own and, no word of a lie, I was really struggling. I thought, ‘Dear God, please get me another job in Vancouver,’ because in my heart of hearts I always wanted to be with my son until he was 20. That was just a goal that I’d set for myself.
“Sure enough, the opportunity came up for Motive, and how it came up was that John Lenic, who was one of the producers on SGU, told me about this show he was working on called Motive and the character of Oscar Vega. So I went in for an audition, everything went well, they liked me and I was on the list, but they weren’t quite sure if I was the right vibe or the right fit. I eventually had a callback to do a test read with the three actresses who were trying out for the lead of the show, including Kristin Lehman. On that day, there was a mix-up and Kristin was given the wrong [audition] sides by mistake. Of course, she got a little panicky, like any of us would, and I said to John, ‘Put me in a room with her and we’ll go through the material together. When we’re ready, we’ll do it together.’
“I had never met Kristin before, but after going through the material with her, I said, ‘If there was a camera in that corner right now, they [the producers] would see that this is the correct pairing for the particular dynamic of this show.’ Here was Kristin playing a strong female character who works from the gut, and I’m playing her sort of calm, rock-steady presence. It was weird, because that’s not really me, but in this case it worked. It was almost a play on the typical gender reversal, where my character was in touch with the side of himself that is calming. So that’s how I read the scenes with Kristin and played Oscar as this man who is standing behind and supporting the Angie Flynn character. The interesting thing is that during the initial audition process, the show was far more character-driven, but it then became a procedural piece, which sort of stunned us. However, because Kristin and I focused on and expounded on that dynamic between our two characters, it stuck, and people felt it. I think that’s why amidst Motive’s procedural element, there’s still that solid relationship or bond between Kristin’s and my character.
…“With my character of Oscar Vega, the biggest challenge for me was the adjustment of going, as I spoke of before, from a character-driven piece and a dramedy in the nature of Moonlighting or Castle, to more of a procedural-type story. Beyond that, the core aspect of Vega that I wanted to really explore was that aspect of when you arrive at a place in your life where you operate from a place of simplicity and no longer have anything to prove. You realize life is short and you’ve been humbled and appreciate every day. It’s not about trying to entertain and make anyone particularly like you. It starts with liking yourself and then understanding that because of that, you can be comfortable in any situation that you happen to be in.
“There is a book called The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom written by don Miguel Ruiz, and the four agreements are: be impeccable with your work, don’t take anything personally, don’t make assumptions, and always do your best. I think of this book as my ‘bible,’ and I shared it with the Motive writers because it’s very important for me to have a sense of me, Louis, in the roles I play, including Oscar Vega. I’m very heated, very passionate and can be extreme, but this is a character who’s a very grounded, centered, calm and loving presence in someone’s life. Oscar comes from money and was supposed to be a lawyer, but he went against his family. Before becoming a detective, he went into the priesthood, so there’s this very spiritual aspect to him that he still explores. After all, we’re all works in progress, right?
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• Vin Diesel Suffers Minor Concussion While Filming Fast & Furious 7: Actor Vin Diesel has suffered a minor concussion while filming Fast & Furious 7. The Riddick star posted a picture of himself and director James Wan on Facebook.com on Tuesday (01Apr14) and detailed how he got the injury. He writes, “Knocked skulls with (Jason) Statham, literally… then got beaten with lead pipes. Slammed against a car and suffered a minor concussion.” But Diesel insists he isn’t going to let the injury stall the movie because he owes it to late pal and co-star Paul Walker to complete the project. He adds, “I promised Pablo (Paul Walker) this would be the biggest film in history… haha… all in a days work. P.s. Proud of the whole Fast team.”
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• New Poster and Video Tease The Walking Dead Season 5, Three Cast Members Promoted to Series Regulars: We met Andrew J. West as Gareth, the leader of Terminus, in the Season 4 finale and he’s one of three actors that are getting the new “series regular” status, according to THR. The other two are Alanna Masterson (Tara) and Christian Serratos (Rosita). This means that they will likely be more prominently featured in The Walking Dead Season 5, but it does not mean that they cannot be killed. For example, David Morrissey was bumped up to “series regular” in Season 4. It has already been confirmed that Scott Gimple is back as the showrunner for Season 5 and sixteen episodes are planned. An October premiere is expected and it’s very likely that we’ll get our first look at The Walking Dead Season 5 footage at Comic-Con in July.
• ‘Walking Dead’ Selfies? Behind-The-Scenes Pics Show Silly Side Of Season Finale: On screen, the fourth season finale of “The Walking Dead” was all coiled tension as our zombie apocalypse survivors made their way to the not-so-safe haven of Terminus. Off screen, however, everything was laughs and fun as these behind-the-scenes shots show the cast goofing off, taking selfies and generally having the best time possible on the grimmest show possible.
Well, I just think he overstepped every barrier by the very action of what he did. What he did was shocking. It had to be something that was profoundly beyond the realm of any morality, so much so that these Marauders, these Claimers, have never seen anything quite like it. What I loved about it was that it wasn’t a conflict, it was just a necessity. You know those stories of mothers lifting cars off their children in order to save their lives? It’s that thing. Something doesn’t snap, he just accesses a part of himself that he has been terrified of and trying to repress for so long. Hershel was helpful in that, almost like a counselor, but he’s gone. The shackles are off.
But the thing I loved about this moment is it was very calm. It was a realization that this is an extraordinary, vital ingredient of survival in this new world. He doesn’t see it as a weakness or a problem anymore. He sees it as an equally important part of himself to access when need be. Don’t get me wrong, in the scene with Norman [Reedus, who plays Daryl], Rick accesses that other side of himself which is incredibly open and moral and gentle. He says, “You’re my brother.” I’m in awe of the writing in that scene because something terrible has just happened. And yet he says, “It was worth going through that because we found you.” He sees very clearly for the first time in a long time, unfettered by morality.
• SPOILERS: Inside Episode 416: The Walking Dead: A
• SPOILERS: Making of Episode 416: The Walking Dead: A
• April Fools? Fans furious at Hollywood’s plans for Morse: The Movie: Inspector Morse fans have reacted with “utter disbelief” at plans to cast hard man US actor Vin Diesel in the title role in a Hollywood remake of the iconic Oxford detective stories. Although the ‘reboot’ would still be filmed in Oxford, die-hard fans have expressed misgivings following rumours that the new Morse – made famous in the TV series by John Thaw – will be called Eddie, not Endeavour, will drink margaritas instead of real ale, and will drive a Mustang instead of a classic Jag. His sidekick Sgt Robbie Lewis – played in the ITV show by Kevin Whately – could also be in for a major overhaul. Actress Mila Kunis is being lined up for the role of Sgt Roberta Lewis. Even Morse’s creator has expressed huge misgivings.
• Vin Diesel’s ‘Last Witch Hunter’ Revving Up With ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Writer: Summit Entertainment is revving up its Vin Diesel fantasy-actioner “The Last Witch Hunter” by tapping “Dallas Buyers Club” writer Melisa Wallack to polish the script. Summit also announced that Lakeshore Entertainment has joined as a partner on the project and will co-finance and co-produce the film, with the company’s Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi and Eric Reid exec producing. Diesel, who’s been attached since last year, stars as an immortal witch hunter partnering with a witch to stop the covens of New York City from unleashing a plague on humanity. Breck Eisner is directing.
• NBC Orders David Duchovny 1960s Cop Drama: NBC has given a straight-to-series 13-episode order to the David Duchovny–led Aquarius, the network announced today. The show is set in the late 1960s, and Duchovny plays an Lapd sergeant with a “complicated personal life” who discovers he is investigating a young Charles Manson.
It appears that SGU never went downhill at all – which we already knew
• These Graphs Show Precisely When Your Favorite TV Show Went Downhill: Kevin Wu created Graph TV, which charts the IMDB rankings of each TV episode, creating graphs of how viewers have felt about the quality of a series throughout its run. You can head over to the site and see the graphs for even more shows. Which charts do you agree with? Which ones are completely off the mark?
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• Lauren Holly On ‘Motive’ Season 2 And Spicing Up The Procedural: It might seem odd considering her job description as the resident medical examiner on “Motive,” but Lauren Holly’s Dr. Betty Rogers is actually the life of the party on the police procedural. While her character is busy dealing with the corpses (typically provided by that week’s “lucky” guest star), it’s Holly’s responsibility to help balance out the grimness and gore by bringing a little levity wherever possible. Or “a little paprika,” as she calls it. The result is a role that made her an immediate fan favourite as the show heads into “Motive” heads into Season 2.
• The Televixen Chats with Motive’s Lauren Holly: One of the things that makes Motive immensely watchable is its humor in the face of immeasurable sadness and grief. It has moments of levity that keep the whole affair human, and real. Lauren Holly, who breathes wonderful heart and humor into Medical Examiner Dr. Betty Rogers, took time today to chat with us about creating her character, tonight’s new episode, which hits home for Betty, and her other many projects.
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• THE KILLING’s Linden (Mireille Enos) & Holder (Joel Kinnaman) at Mount Pleasant: Linden & Holder. The dynamic detective duo are back together again for The Killing’s fourth and final season. The scene: Wearing-his-signature-hoodie and falling-off-his-bum-jeans Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) hurries through a Seattle rain to bring Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) takeout coffee and snacks in her car . Crew set up the rain towers just off Main Street in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood in Vancouver early Monday morning.
• MOAR Rick Grimes!: We’ve heard a complaint or two about the lack of Andrew Lincoln on the show lately, and we understand it. He is technically billed as the lead, but he has barely been featured at all in the past four episodes. Luckily, the finale, simply entitled “A,” looks to change that based on what executive producer Robert Kirkman tells Entertainment Weekly: ““This last half of season 4 has been a character defining group of stories for everyone … but really, Rick Grimes — really finding what this guy is going to be able to do and how he is going to carry on, and is he going to get these people back together, and where is he going to go from here? And I think there are some big questions that are asked that are going to be answered in this final episode.”” Kirkman also teased in particular two things that you especially need to be on the lookout for. 1. An ending that is going to make people even more desperate for new episodes than the wait between any other seasons. 2. An individual action by Rick that will completely “shock” people, as we watch him be taken to his limit in a way that we have not seen for virtually any other character so far.