Disgruntled Flashforward fans are planning a blackout protest to show their anger over the show’s recent cancellation. The protest will be staged outside the ABC offices in major American cities and will consist of fans mimicking unconsciousness for 2 minutes and 17 seconds. A website PreventTheBlackout has also been launched in support.
Julia Stiles confirms Dexter
Julia Stiles has officially signed on to feature in the fifth season of drama series Dexter. The actress will appear in ten episodes in the upcoming season playing “a mysterious young woman who forms a unique relationship with Dexter (Michael C. Hall).”
Christians blame Ellen
A Christian news website has made a bold claim as to the reason for the latest season of American Idol bombing in the ratings in the US: the sexual orientation of new judge Ellen DeGeneres. The site’s director has placed blame squarely on the shoulders of the producers of the show saying: “At this moment in entertainment history, network television is on a pro-homosexuality bender,” McCullough. The producers of ‘American Idol’ chose to be a part of this push; it was a huge mistake.”
New Glee album
Glee’s Matthew Morrison is set to ride the wave of success of the hit TV show and release his own solo album. Morrison, who plays Mr Schuester on Glee, describes his style on the album as “dance heavy” and a cross between Michael Buble and Justin Timberlake.
Willard joins Family
Actor Fred Willard has confirmed he will return to Modern Family again next year after making an appearance on the show’s first season. Willard played Frank Dunphy, father of Phil, on two episodes and has stated he will pop up again in season two.
Perrette back for more NCIS
NCIS regular Pauley Perrette has signed a new deal to stay with the series despite talk the show was having trouble signing its stars for the next season. The actress has confirmed a new multi-year deal to continue playing Abby on the drama alongside Mark Harmon and Cote de Pablo and recently confirmed Rocky Carroll and David McCallum.
Doctor Who goes GaGa
Reports are suggesting pop singer Lady GaGa is being lined up to appear on English series Doctor Who. Apparently the BBC would love the singer to play a villain on the rebooted series saying: “She is no stranger to dressing up and would be more than a match for the Doctor. It would be a great coup to get her.”
Patel, Hoult for Skins movie
Skins actors Dev Patel and Nicholas Hoult have signed on to feature in the Movie adaptation of the English series. The pair, who featured in the first and second seasons of the show, are confirmed for the project which will feature cast members from across the four seasons.