Gina Carano in Fast Six [I read stuff]

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‘Haywire’ Star Gina Carano Takes A Drive To ‘Fast Six’: THR reveals that “Haywire” star, MMA brawler and all around ass-kicking machine Gina Garano has landed a role in “Fast Six.” While some folks had issues with her turn in Steven Soderbergh‘s film (which worked within the specific tone and tenor of the piece, but we digress), the ‘Fast’ series is about brawn first, everything else second, so she should do fine here. The plot of the Euro based entry is being kept secret for now, but Carano will be on Dwayne Johnson’s team of Diplomatic Security Service agents looking to take down Bo and Luke Duke Brian O’Connor and Dominic Toretto (Paul Walker and Vin Diesel). This is easily the most high profile role to land in Carano’s ring since her stint in “Haywire.” She’s also lined up the “Taken“-esque thriller “In The Blood” but it’s nice to see someone different from the usual dudes willing to mix it up on screen. The Justin Lin directed movie shoots this summer and lands on May 24, 2013. [indiewire/Kevin Jagernauth/23 Apr 2012]

‘Fast Six’ Goes Haywire With Action Star Gina Carano: The Hollywood Reporter writes that Carano is set to join Agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) who is hot on the trail of Dominic Toretto and Brian O’Conner after the events at the end of ‘Fast Five.’ The tentatively titled ‘Fast Six’ is going to shoot in Europe for this installment, with the possibility of a cliffhanger ending for the 7th film. [screencrush/El Guapo/23 Apr 2012]

Doctor Who spoilers: After piecing together a handful of eye-witness accounts of the filming, it’s clear that Amy and Rory’s final episode has a shocking climax. The TARDIS gets lit on fire and then appears to turn to either stone or ashes. Amy runs from the TARDIS, and toward a weeping Angel, as the Doctor yells “No, don’t do this!” and River watches. Speculation is that Amy gets herself sent back in time so she can grow old with Rory, thus allowing them to leave the show. Especially if the Doctor can’t rescue those who’ve been time-displaced by an Angel, which we don’t know for sure — but makes more sense than anything else. [Doctor Who TV] [ Apr 2012]

The Idiotic New Sting Operation Against Planned Parenthood: Over the last few weeks, Planned Parenthood locations across the country have been visited by becostumed actors pretending to be women desperate to know whether or not their baby is a girl so that they can abort it. The similarity of the incidents combined with the strange series of questions asked by the visitors suggests that this may be the work of Live Action, a group known for staging “stings” that attempt to make outrage-inducing videos of Planned Parenthood employees acting like how conservatives imagine Planned Parenthood employees act, all shifty-eyed and bloodless. According to the Huffington Post’s Laura Bassett, the mysterious visitors have made stops at Planned Parenthood locations in at least 11 states, and the similarities between visits have led executives to believe that they’re part of a coordinated effort to create more misleadingly edited sting videos. And at the top of the lists of suspects is Live Action. [jezebel/Erin Gloria Ryan/23 Apr 2012]

Trying to Score Birth Control in 2012: Shortages and “Against Our Policy” to Refill: It seems that there is a shortage of birth control at my university affiliated health clinic. There is an 8-week backorder on many popular birth control pills and diaphragms are not carried at all. I asked her why this was happening. She told me that in all the years she had been practicing medicine, she had never seen anything like it, and that she was deeply concerned. [DailyKos/Flying Squirrel/23 Apr 2012]

Missouri GOP Senate Candidate ‘Not Sure’ What The Violence Against Women Act Is: Former State Treasurer Sarah Steelman, a Republican now hoping to unseat Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), said recently that she was unfamiliar with the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the landmark anti-domestic violence legislation whose re-authorization is now stalled in the Senate….A video released today by the Missouri Democratic Party shows a man asking Steelman about VAWA at a campaign event. Steelman replies, “I’m not sure what that is because I’m not serving right now.” He asks again, “you haven’t really heard about it?” And she confirms, “no, not really.” [thinkprogress/Alex Seitz-Wald/23 Apr 2012]

Anti-Woman Politician Refuses to Debate Congresswoman Because She’ll Make Him Say Dumb Things: Fed up with the nonstop anti-woman crap emanating from Wisconsin State Senator Glenn Grothman’s mouth, State Rep. Kelda Helen Roys offered to debate him one on one, mano a womano, in public. Unsurprisingly, he turned her down, saying that she wanted to “to gain further platform to misrepresent the Republican position on a variety of issues,” which is coward code for “my views are so terrible that not even I am capable of representing them in a way that doesn’t make me sound like an asshole.” [jezebel/Erin Gloria Ryan/23 Apr 2012]

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