Elizabeth "Miss Elizabeth" Ann Hulette, who played his manager, died of a drug overdose in 2003.
WHAT IS WITH WRESTLING PEOPLES????!!!
In other news, Jake The Snake Roberts, still alive
BC: When Dwayne McDuffie died, you states that you’d enjoyed working with him. You had never worked with him. Why did you say that, and can you see why it angered people?
RG: Okay, I’m very glad you asked that one. I did work with Dwayne McDuffie, at least, I considered it working with him because he gave me pointers. I’ll tell you the story. A couple of years ago, at a con, I was doing fan sketches, and one fan asked for a sketch of Luke Cage, so I was like, cool. And I started it but didn’t really like it and decided to start a new one. So I ripped the other one up, and Dwayne McDuffie was going around the floor, and I had met him before, so he came up to look over my shoulder to see what I was drawing, you know, friendly and stuff. So he sees me doing this Luke Cage, and he started giving me advice, because he told me, this was such an important character to him from when he was a kid. And I was really getting off on it, you know? Because Dwayne McDuffie was such an influence on all of us. And it was so creative and so cool, we were just riffing on it together, like a real collaboration. Dwayne was telling me little subtle things, like “more gangsta” in the character’s expression, and telling me how Luke Cage was “from the streets” so he had to have this certain look in his eyes. I could tell he really enjoyed it, and it was one of the best pieces I’ve drawn, I wish I had kept it ! Actually, Dwayne told me, that was so good he wished he had it, and of course, now I regret not giving it to him. But that experience is one of my best memories and one I’m always gonna cherish, you know? That, to me, was working with Dwayne McDuffie, because he guided me and we collaborated and all I said was it was a pleasure working with him. I didn’t say we did that one show together or something. So I don’t get it. I mean, nobody can prove that didn’t happen, you know?"
"Sources - sources who would know - tell me (over email and then over the phone) that ‘Welling isn’t up for Doctor Strange, and hasn’t been approached for any Marvel property yet, ‘but that doesn’t mean there isn’t interest in him”. Um.. yeah… what I say? So there you go, the bigboys are likely interested in him but not for any particular role at this point in time."So might we see Welling "defect to the other team" and star in a Marvel project? Would Doctor Strange necessarily be the best role for him? At any rate, I really enjoyed his work in Smallville -- I thought it radiated a sort of honesty and heroic quality that made Clark Kent an anchor character for the series -- and I hope he won't end up on the Dean Cain track of starring in films about Scott Peterson and various SyFy Channel apocalypses.
“The image of Goddess Lakshmi will not appear on any piece of Lisa Blue swimwear for the new season, with a halt put on all production of the new range and pieces shown on the runway from last week removed. The use of images of Goddess Lakshmi was not in any way a measure of calculated risk taking, simply it was a desire to celebrate different cultures and share that through our brand.”This is interesting, as I remember clothing printed with similar images of various gods and goddesses being all the rage 10, 15 years ago. Even now, you can pretty much find anything from t-shirts to baby onesies covered in the sacred images of many faiths. This also brings to mind the banned episode of Xena that featured gods from the Hindu pantheon.
"My goal was to showcase what made Lady Gaga so creatively dynamic—from her music to her costumes to her hair to her flair for theatrical performances—and interpret her as a thoroughly modern and contemporary superhero. Part otherworldly, part vixen, part Lady Darque, my take on Lady Gaga showcases the eclectic elements which define her talent and style."What do you think?
"Mary Todd Lincoln, in shimmering evening wear, calls to her husband. They are late. A gaunt, black-clad president strides to join her in a horse-drawn carriage bound for Ford’s Theater. The rest is history. But not the usual kind. As the Lincolns depart, a vampire stares from his perch on the South Portico of the White House."The author of the novel upon which the film is based also sort of cast the movie, in the context of current events, as sort of a Bin Laden metaphor:
"Seth Grahame-Smith, who wrote the pop-novel mash-up on which the movie is based, said he was beginning to suspect that his “Vampire Hunter” conceit tapped something deeper than originally planned. Speaking by telephone last week, he said he couldn’t help thinking of Lincoln and vampires on seeing President Obama with “his chest pumped up” after the killing of Osama bin Laden."Have vampires stopped being the super-sparkly objects of affection for the masses? Are they now becoming al-Qaeda stand-ins? Is this progress for our favorite supernatural creatures?
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"Will Smith has emerged as the frontrunner to star in Quentin Tarantino’s next film, Django Unchained, a spaghetti Western about a slave in the Old South who teams with a German bounty hunter to search for his wife.
Tarantino stalwarts Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz also are circling key parts."
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Actors ranging from James Franco and Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Robert Pattinson and Michael Fassbender have circled the project in some form or fashion as the studio sought to find an A-list lead.
Now comes word that Reeves has held talks with the studio, with whom he already made the massively successful Matrix movies, for the part of Kaneda, the gang leader. Reeves doesn't yet have an offer for the role, but we hear the talks with his reps have been going well.
"Reeves anchoring the project could serve as a strong lure for another A-lister to take the role of Tetsuo, the best friend."George Clooney turns 50 today, maybe he'd be a good choice?