Monday, 28 July 2014

Karen Gillan takes on Zoe Saldana in extended Guardians of the Galaxy trailer





Karen Gillan takes on Zoe Saldana in extended Guardians of the Galaxy trailer

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Susanna Lazarus
"I look around and you know what I see? Losers," says Chris Pratt during the opening sequence of the latest Guardians of the Galaxy trailer. The "losers" in question are a selection of intergalactic misfits - Chris Pratt's Star-Lord, Vin Diesel's tree-like Groot and Bradley Cooper's chatterbox Rocket Raccoon who team up to save the earth as the aforementioned Guardians. 
With plenty of early hype, a killer soundtrack and primed for a summer blockbuster release date, Guardians is generating plenty of excitement among fans, not least for the epic fight sequence between Karen Gillan's villainous Nebula and Zoe Saldana's green Gamora - a showdown we're given a good ol' glimpse of in the trailer below. Take a look...



Karen Gillan and Zoe Saldana square off in Guardians of the Galaxy featurette

The former Doctor Who companion talks about the joys of "staying on the dark side"
As the excitement continues to mount for the theatrical release of Guardians of the Galaxy next week, the makers have treated us to another sneaky featurette from the film, this time focusing on the sibling rivalry between Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Nebula (Karen Gillan), the two sisters on opposing sides of the fight to save the galaxy. 
The featurette (below) gives a taste of what to expect from Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, which follows five misfits thrown together to stop gold-like forces, including a few nifty fight scenes and interviews with the cast and director James Gunn. 



Speaking of Saldana's Gamora, Gunn says: "She's about as bad as bad can get. She's an assassin and compassion is not something she's learnt.” However, as Saldana herself is quick to add, it's not easy being green: “She grows up to be this stealth assassin, she's lethal, but she's trying to be the good person.”
As for former Doctor Who companion Karen Gillan's blue, and very bad Nebula, it's a different story.
“Nebula is also a deadly assassin, which is just the coolest,” Gillan enthuses. “Gamora goes over to the good side, but Nebula definitely stays on the dark side.”

So, will the sisters resolve their differences? Saldana leads us to think possibly not. “If she shows an ounce of fear, her own siblings will turn on her. Very tense household, actually.” 
Guardians of the Galaxy is released in the UK on 31st July

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Exciting New Cast Member and Even Bigger Season 2 Plans


AGENTS OF SHIELD SEASON 2 PREVIEW

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Exciting New Cast Member and Even Bigger Season 2 Plans

Season one of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. left the characters (and viewers) in dire straits. S.H.I.E.L.D. had been infiltrated by one of its own and all but destroyed. In season two, Director Phil Coulson will be at the helm rebuilding S.H.I.E.L.D. from the ground up. During its Comic-Con panel, it was revealed Lucy Lawless will be play a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent this Fall, to the crowd's whooping approval.
While the first season was about laying the groundwork for who all these characters are and how they fit into the Marvel universe, season two, the panel revealed, gets to create its own stories and build on the characters fans love. You bet they'll be looking into Skye's parentage, with executive producer Maurissa Tancharoen insisting we'll discover the identity of the man with the bloody hand, while Chloe Bennett (Skye) says she wonders "Could I be Jessica Drew?" akaSpider-Woman.
And then there's the task of getting S.H.I.E.L.D. functioning again despite the villains of Hydra lurking around the corner. Brett Dalton, who plays double crossing Hydra agent Ward, teased in our interview that there could be "someone even higher up" than Garrett, his deceased Hydra compatriot. Not to fear! Clark Gregg said Coulson "and his team are pretty ingenious about coming up with what they need. It's going to go lo-fi, old school . . . back alleys, building it one step at a time, back to something that can really protect people and be trustworthy." Hail S.H.I.E.L.D.
Keep reading for more of what the show's cast and creators revealed of season two, including that whole SkyeWard romance and how Clark Gregg might be Phil Coulson.

A Woman You Should Meet: Edy Ganem - Sharp magazine

A Woman You Should Meet: Edy Ganem

You may not be familiar with her now, but Edy Ganem is the stunning vision on the show, Devious Maids. While not quite as rebellious as her character Valentina, the California-born travel addict can admit that she’s committed some devious acts in the past. Here, she talks romance, working with producer Eva Longoria and sneaking off to Tijuana. 







Photography: Arthur Lang

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Nicole Scherzinger teases fans as she sports blonde bob wig while working on mystery photo shoot

‘Love playing dress up’: Nicole Scherzinger teases fans as she sports blonde bob wig while working on mystery photo shoot

She famous for her long brunette locks
But Nicole Scherzinger hinted she might be interested in a new look as she teased fans with an image on Instagram.
The 36-year-old was pictured wearing a blonde bob as she got to work on an unknown photo shoot on Thursday.
Blonde ambition: Nicole Scherzinger hinted she might be interested in a new look as she teased fans with an image on Instagram
Blonde ambition: Nicole Scherzinger hinted she might be interested in a new look as she teased fans with an image on Instagram
The singer can be seen looking into the dressing table mirror as she held onto the strands of the wavy blonde wig.
    With a fringe cut into the hairpiece, the singer seemed to be inspecting the new look as she captioned the shot: ‘Love playing dress up at photo shoots’.
    Nicole appeared to be wearing a red halter neck bodysuit while she sported naturally looking make-up.
    Her normal look: The 36-year-old showcased her natural brunette locks at Lady Gaga's LA concert on Tuesday
    Her normal look: The 36-year-old showcased her natural brunette locks at Lady Gaga's LA concert on Tuesday


    The star has been busy working on her second album, as she told Digital Spy: ‘I've just worked with The Dream and Tricky and it is cohesive, we've created a sound. We found a sound. We found a Nicole sound.’
    She added: ‘So when you hear a couple of the songs you'll be like, “Woah, that doesn't sound like any other artist out there. Any other formula of song out there. Any other beat out there.”' 
    While eager fans await the release, Nicole released her latest single Your Love on May 31.
    Debut: The singer showed off her new locks on Instagram as she captioned the shot: 'New hair! New opportunities! I love #NewYorkCity!'
    Debut: The singer showed off her new locks on Instagram as she captioned the shot: 'New hair! New opportunities! I love #NewYorkCity!'
    As for why she decided to release that song first, Nicole explained: ‘It's actually unlike any other song on my new album. It's more poppy.’
    She said: ‘The other songs are pop, but they're more urban-pop. I just remember the feeling I got when I went back to my room and I just couldn't stop singing the song. It had a hold on me.’
    Earlier this month, the Don't Cha songstress signed a new record deal with Epic Records with the company tweeting, 'Welcome to the Epic family [Nicole]', with a photo of owner L.A. Reid and the entertainer.
    Hard at work: While eager fans await the release of her new album, Nicole released her latest single, Your Love, on May 31
    Hard at work: While eager fans await the release of her new album, Nicole released her latest single, Your Love, on May 31


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    Bates Motel actress Olivia Cooke shaves her head to play cancer patient in new film

    Bald move! Bates Motel actress Olivia Cooke shaves her head to play cancer patient in new film


    She's an up and coming actress making a name for herself in Hollywood.
    And for her next role Bates Motel star Olivia Cooke has shorn off her luscious locks for an entirely new and hairless look.
    The 20-year-old British actress showed off her freshly shaved head at Comic Con in San Diego on Friday, even posting an Instagram snap as friends rubbed her scalp for good luck.
    Committed: Olivia Cooke showed off her new bald head at Comic Con in San Diego on Friday
    Her most famous role: The British actress rose to notoriety on Bates Motel
    Committed: Olivia Cooke  showed off her new bald head at Comic Con in San Diego on Friday, which was a far cry from the luxurious locks (R) she showcased the year before at the same convention
    In the social media photo she wears a sheer button down top, revealing her white bra, teamed with a pencil skirt.
    Olivia has caught attention on A&E's Bates Motel playing the role of Emma, best friends with creepy Norman.
    She had her big screen debut in horror film The Quiet Ones, which hit theatres earlier this year.
    The change-up: Olivia showed off her new bald head in an Instagram from Comic Con on Friday
    The change-up: Olivia showed off her new bald head in an Instagram from Comic Con on Friday
    Before the real thing: Olivia tried on a fake scalp a month ago according to her Instagram
    Before the real thing: Olivia tried on a fake scalp a month ago according to her Instagram
    Bates Motel: Olivia pictured in an episode with Keenan Tracey
    Bates Motel: Olivia pictured in an episode with Keenan Tracey
    Olivia also had a role in science fiction film The Signal opposite Lawrence Fishburne and Brenton Thwaites in June.
    But her new look is for a far graver role, one that could launch her as a serious actress in Hollywood.
    Olivia plays a girl named Rachel who is dying from cancer in the film adaptation of Me & Earl & The Dying Girl.
    Also there that day: The cast of The Walking Dead posed with fellow stars Lauren Cohan, Norman Reedus, and Andrew Lincoln
    Also there that day: The cast of The Walking Dead posed with fellow stars Lauren Cohan, Norman Reedus, and Andrew Lincoln
    Posing up: Vera Farmiga made a stunning entrance to the convention
    Posing up: Vera Farmiga made a stunning entrance to the convention
    The story follows two teenage boys who reluctantly befriend Rachel, who is battling leukemia, under the advice of their parents.
    But the stakes in the friendship are suddenly raised when the dying girl decides to stop treatment, forcing both boys to take a stand.
    The film has yet to set a release date.
    Rolling in: William Shatner arrived in a wheelchair after a reported horse-related accident
    Rolling in: William Shatner arrived in a wheelchair after a reported horse-related accident
    Pump Sharknado 2: Ian Ziering and Tara Reid sat on a panel to discuss new show
    Pump Sharknado 2: Ian Ziering and Tara Reid sat on a panel to discuss new show
    The wizard himself: Daniel Radcliffe showed up for an interview
    The wizard himself: Daniel Radcliffe showed up for an interview


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2706117/Bates-Motel-actress-Olivia-Cooke-shaves-head-play-cancer-patient-new-film.html#ixzz38cFnvGO2
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