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- 03/12/14--18:34: Beyonce and Blue Ivy take a trip to Dublin Zoo
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Did someone say double wedding? Less than two weeks after Us Weekly exclusively revealed that Mary-Kate Olsen is engaged to marry Olivier Sarkozy, a source confirms to Us that the fashion designer's younger sister, Elizabeth Olsen, is engaged to actor Boyd Holbrook.
"They've been by each other for a while, taking a lot of couple time," a different source tells Us, noting that they've been "talking about getting engaged" and recently took a trip to Paris together. Adds another insider: "They moved into a place in Brooklyn a few months ago."
Dating since 2012, the happy couple first met on the set of their movie Very Good Girls, which also starred Dakota Fanning and Demi Moore. "There was great chemistry there," a source told Us at the time of Olsen, 25, and Holbrook, 32. "She really likes him!"
Romance is definitely in the air for the Olsen family. As previously reported, Mary-Kate, 27, and her French banker beau, 44, are set to wed -- and may even start a family soon. They're "talking about trying to get pregnant," a source told Us. The Full House alum's twin sister, Ashley, has a new love in her life, too; she's dating Moneyball director Bennett Miller.
NPH's female fans could care less the actor is gay.
Neil Patrick Harris has portrayed the lovable lothario Barney Stinson for nine seasons on How I Met Your Mother that his female fans may forget the actor himself plays for the other team.
Neil met his partner David Burtka two years prior to coming out in 2006, and the couple will soon move into their New York City home raising their twin son and daughter, Gideon Scott and Harper Grace.
Yet the smooth-talking qualities of Barney and Neil’s family man nature keep attracting women despite no real chance of a future together.
“I’ve found that a lot of girls have no issue with me being gay,” Neil told Out magazine. “They still want to marry me. And I love that.”
Hey, a girl can dream.
The multi-talented performer will share almost nothing in common with his TV sitcom character in his next project on Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Neil will star as Hedwig, the fictional “East German transgender glam rock singer” who struggles with his identity after a botched sex change.
Not sure who will come knocking on Neil’s door after that performance.
The Broadway vet has surprised audiences before, like when he lampooned his other beloved character Doogie Howser in Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle and its subsequent movies.
Gay or straight, audiences still love Neil and that’s working out quite well for him.
( source )
If you could hook up with any gay actor or actress, which would you choose?
Wondering what Matt Ryan looks like as John Constantine? Well wonder no more. In this first-day-of-shooting pilot photo from the set of NBC's Constantine, Ryan's look was revealed, and it is comic book perfection.
The naturally dark brown-haired Welsh actor who recently cut his genre teeth on Assassin's Creed IV as the voice of the playable character Edward Kenway, died his tresses blonde to fit the look of the character. the trademark trenchcoat and loosely tied necktie complete the look nicely (all he needs is a cigarette).
This makes major news this week on four DC Comics shows, following the release of official description and logo for Gotham, the costume for The Flash, and the lead role cast in iZOMBIE.
Beyonce has continued her daily trips out and about in Dublin since she arrived for her four dates at the 02 in Dublin.This afternoon the ‘Crazy in Love’ singer was spotted with daughter Blue Ivy at Dublin Zoo.The 32-year-old has also dined out with husband Jay Z at Fade Street Social on Sunday night and at Coppinger Row on Monday night.
Beyoncé & Blue in Dublin zoo. pic.twitter.com/bwq5NvpgJo— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@Bey_Legion) March 11, 2014
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As a kid growing up in Texas — from Amarillo to San Antonio to Dallas — Arden Cho remembers going to sleep and praying she’d wake up with blond hair and blue eyes. “That’s just all I saw on TV 20 years ago,” remembers Cho. “I didn’t know that there were Zhang Ziyis, Kim Yunjins and all these sexy, hot Asian women out there!”
Nowadays, young Asian American girls look up to Cho as a role model, ever since she broke out in the YouTube world in 2010, acting opposite Ryan Higa in the online movie Agents of Secret Stuff, directed by Wong Fu Productions. Her co-star encouraged her to upload her own content to YouTube, and her two channels combined — one for her film/TV work and the other for her personal videos and music — now boast almost 200,000 subscribers and 18.5 million views.
For as long as Cho can remember, before she even dreamed of being an actress or singer, she has always wanted to work with youth. Her YouTube channels reflect this, with her series titled “Follow Your Heart,” where she interviews creative types about how they found the courage to pursue their dreams, and her vlogs “Ask Arden,” where she shares her thoughts on everything from dating to fashion to being comfortable with who you are.
Connecting with her young Asian American fans is especially important to Cho because, she says, she grew up shy and insecure and would have loved to have had an older sister to tell her that everything was going to be OK. Though she has more confidence today, the entertainment industry is notoriously superficial (she has been told that she’d have to get plastic surgery if she wanted to work in Korea), and the constant auditioning can wear any hard worker down. And despite booking a high-profile Clinique Asia campaign and many close calls, her only official “Hollywood” acting credits for a long time were one- episode roles in CSI:NY, Pretty Little Liars and Rizzoli & Isles. Even everyday YouTube fans weren’t always supportive (“YouTube is seriously tough,” she says. “People are brutal — they either love you or hate you”).
In 2013, Cho realized she may not have control over the acting opportunities she was given, but she had written a lot of her own original songs that she could record and release on her own, if she could only get the courage to do it. “I realized, ‘Man, I’m such a hypocrite,’ because I tell fans to follow their hearts, but here I was, terrified to put my music out there,” she says. “I was scared of being vulnerable.”
Releasing her first EP, My True Happy, was an act of freedom. “These are the stories of my life, my heartaches and my experiences,” says Cho. “It was like I put out my secret stories that I had never really shared with anybody.”
She was this close to giving up acting and instead touring around Asia with her music for a few months, when suddenly, she landed the role of Kira in the third season of MTV’s cult hit series Teen Wolf. Kira is not only the lead character Scott’s new love interest but, in the context of the show’s dark, supernatural realm, she’s the mysterious new girl at school who has some tricks up her sleeve.
“I got to do a lot of action and work with amazing stunt choreographers,” says Cho. “I had bruises over my whole body, and there were days that I was so sore that I couldn’t even walk, but it’s all totally worth it because the footage is so beautiful.”
Though she loves her current gig (there are rumors that show creator Jeff Davis is developing a Kira spin-off show specifically for her), Cho doesn’t take her success for granted. “Being an Asian actress, roles that are on the table often aren’t our first picks,” she says. “But when Teen Wolf came along, I really couldn’t have written a better part that I’d want to play. Sometimes it takes all these disappointments to make you appreciate something when it finally works out.”
Teen Wolf airs Mondays at 10 p.m. on MTV.
IN HER OWN WORDS
1. She’s a little bit country.
“I used to have a really hard Southern drawl. You can still kind of hear it sometimes, especially when I sing. I really love that country music tells stories; I hope that one day, I can record a full country album.”
2. She’s been on both sides of love.
“The song ‘Memory’ is about someone who walked out and left me with so much pain. [Whereas] ‘I’m the One to Blame’ is about how I screwed it up. Sometimes when you’re insecure in a relationship, you push people away because you’re scared, so that’s about me saying sorry. I’m not sure if [that guy] knows the song’s about him.”
3. She wants young girls to know that nobody is perfect.
“It took 20 years for me to feel good about myself. I didn’t wear shorts until a year and a half ago, and now I’m wearing miniskirts on Teen Wolf. Every girl looks in the mirror and wants to change things — I still do — but imperfection is what makes people beautiful.”
4. She has faith.
“As a believer, I want to live my life with purpose. People think if you’re Christian, you have to be a teacher, doctor or pastor, but I think I can be an actor and still be someone who lives out what God intended me to do.”
Taylor Swift spent Thursday cooking with Ina Garten at her home in East Hampton, leading to speculation that she will make an appearance on an upcoming episode of The Food Network's The Barefoot Contessa.
Swift tweeted excitedly: "A day of cooking in the Hamptons with my HERO. How bad can that be?"
Garten shared her excitement: "Just another day at the office - OMG cooking with Taylor Swift! Love her!!!"
Swift is a longtime Ina Garten fan. In 2010, she told Parade: "I watch Ina Garten, I love her. She's awesome," while in 2013 she named Garten as one of her dream dinner party guests: "She could help me cook, too!"
The affection is mutual. Garten declared herself a "huge Taylor Swift fan" back in 2012. She has pinned pictures of Swift to her official Pinterest page ("Love Taylor Swift's music!") and advised readers of her blog to play Swift's "upbeat and fun" music while serving cocktails. Garten has also admitted to listening to Swift's songs to get "pumped up" before filming a show.
Garten has previously said she is selective about inviting guests to appear on her show: "A lot of people have asked to be guests, but I really keep it to friends. I don't think you can fake a party."
The unknown band of 3 ladies Elaiza wins the German contest with their song "Is it right" as a huge surprise.
Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg blasted the U.S. government's electronic surveillance practices on Thursday, saying he had personally called President Barack Obama to voice his displeasure.
"When our engineers work tirelessly to improve security, we imagine we're protecting you against criminals, not our own government," Zuckerberg said in a post on his personal Facebook page.
"I've called President Obama to express my frustration over the damage the government is creating for all of our future. Unfortunately, it seems like it will take a very long time for true full reform," the 29-year-old Zuckerberg continued.
The phone call and Zuckerberg's 300-word missive on Thursday come amid a series of revelations about controversial government surveillance practices that were leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.
"The president spoke last night with Mark Zuckerberg about recent reports in the press about alleged activities by the U.S. intelligence community," a White House official said.
The official declined further comment and referred to the National Security Agency's statement released earlier on Thursday saying recent media reports that allege the NSA has infected million of computers around the world malware and that the NSA is impersonating U.S. social media or other websites are inaccurate.
Facebook, which operates the world's No. 1 Internet social network with 1.2 billion users, declined to comment beyond Zuckerberg's post.
Secret documents published on news website The Intercept on Wednesday showed that the NSA impersonated Facebook web pages in order to gather information from targets. When those people thought they were logging into Facebook, they were actually communicating with the NSA. The agency then used malicious code on the fake page to break into the targets' computers and remove data from them.
Last year, Facebook moved to encrypt all its pages, making such impersonation more difficult.
Previous media reports based on leaked Snowden documents detail how the government may have tapped into communications cables that link data centers owned by Google Inc and Yahoo Inc, intercepting user data without the companies' knowledge or cooperation.
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Lena Headey, who plays Cersei Lannister, and Jerome Flyn, who takes on the role of Bronn, are "not on speaking terms" but it's unsure why.
"Jerome and Lena aren’t on speaking terms any more and they are never in the same room at the same time," a member of the show's crew told the Daily Telegraph.
"It’s a pity because they appeared to have patched things up for a while, but now the word is they should be kept apart at all costs."
This must be pretty difficult to do if the pair are in the same scene, especially as Jerome plays the bodygaurd of Lena's omscreen brother Tyrian Lannister.
It is thought that their romantic relationship is to blame for the hostile situation as the pair were first linked to one another back in 2002 and have both since been involved in other relationships.
Although they have always been coy about their romance, Anne Headey, Lena’s aunt, confirmed that they were once an item.
"We’re not a couple right now, people have seen us together and jumped to conclusions," Jerome said of his relationship with Lena back in 2003. "I can’t rule out a relationship with her in the future, I just don’t know."
Continuing on with the Noah press tour, Jennifer Connelly, Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth and Darren Aronofsky premiered Noah in Berlin today (13th March), joined by other cast members Emma Watson and Ray Winstone. Other premieres in Moscow, Madrid, New York and London await.
Who do you think won in the style stakes - Jennifer or Emma?
In an exclusive statement to Digest and her fans, Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe) confirms reports that she is leaving the soap she first joined in 2008.
Here, in her own words, she reveals the reasons behind her life-altering decision: "You may have heard the rumor that I am leaving Y&R…and it is with a grateful heart that I wanted to tell you personally, my unbelievable fans, that the rumor is true. What does one say after a decade of the most amazing relationship? Let me start by saying THANK YOU. Thank you for standing by me and all of my characters in daytime over the many years. A big special thanks to the BAMers, Chilly's, Clonan's and Clovin fans. Your love and dedication has been unwavering. Even the most beautiful relationships need to go through changes in order for them to grow and evolve. This is where I find myself.
I need to stretch my wings and fly into the unknown. The one thing that remains true and what I will hold close to my heart as I embark on this new adventure is that I will ALWAYS have you. If it weren't for all of your love, support and faith in me as an actress I wouldn't be able to make this bold move. Please know, this is not goodbye forever. This was a very amicable parting of ways. I will be working for a few more weeks and airing well into May.
Y&R and especially Jill Farren Phelps made it very clear they did not want to see me go and plan to leave the door open for Chloe. I am beyond thankful for my career in daytime, the friends I have made along the way and especially for all of you. I hope to see you all soon. Lets keep in touch. Maybe in another medium or simply another time slot. Regardless. I'll miss you.
The mystery has been solved -- the untitled Marvel Studios tentpole that Warner Bros.' Batman-Superman movie will go up against on May 6, 2016, is Captain America 3, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.
That's the plan, anyway, creating the biggest superhero box office showdown in history (Marvel Studios and parent company Disney staked out the date first). Shooting schedules and post-production could always impact the current blueprint, however. Also, Marvel and Disney have a second untitled movie set to open that summer on July 8, so there is wiggle room.
Marvel films have all but owned the first weekend of summer for the past decade to enormous success, so all of Hollywood was surprised when Warner Bros. announced in January that it would open Batman-Superman movie on May 6, 2016 as well.
Batman-Superman stars Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill once again as Superman. It was originally supposed to hit theaters in summer 2015, but its release was pushed back nearly a year. There's no doubt but that Warners is hoping to replicate the blockbuster returns Marvel has enjoyed with its multi-hero Avengers universe.
This week, when promoting the upcoming sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige threw down the gauntlet, saying he had no plans to move off of the May 6 date. He still wouldn't reveal the identity of the film; however, insiders confirm it will indeed be Captain America 3. The world premiere of Winter Soldier is Thursday in Hollywood.
Warners may have been waiting to see what the Marvel title was before considering a date change for Batman-Superman, if the studio indeed blinks. There are still weekends available that summer, including the first two after Captain America 3 and Batman-Superman are set to open. Zack Snyder begins shooting Batman-Superman in the coming weeks.
Veteran box office observers doubt that the two films will ultimately open opposite each other.
Marvel and Disney are incredibly high on Captain America 2, which opens in north America on April 4 and is garnering huge interest, according to pre-release tracking. They believe Winter Soldier, returning Chris Evans in the title role, will benefit from the same halo effect from The Avengers that Iron Man 3 and sequel Thor: The Dark World enjoyed, as well as firmly establishing Captain America as a standalone franchise.
Brothers Anthony and Joe Russo directed Winter Soldier, and are in talks to return for Captain America 3. The first Captain America: The First Avenger took in $371 million worldwide, compared to $668 million for Man of Steel. However, Winter Soldier has a shot at matching the $641 million grossed worldwide by fellow Marvel sequel Thor: The Dark World late last year.
Over the past few years, Syfy has found mainstream success with broad hits like Warehouse 13, Eureka and the recent social media juggernaut Sharknado. But Syfy’s president is apparently looking to the network’s sci-fi-heavy past as inspiration for a new direction — and that could be good news for genre fans who took issue with the channel's change of direction half a decade ago.
Syfy president Dave Howe chatted with The Hollywood Reporter about the network’s beefed-up slate of space-set sci-fi series and harder sci-fi projects, and said they’re trying to reclaim some ground that has been claimed by breakout hits like Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead. Basically: If you like new shows like Defiance and Ron Moore’s Helix, that’s only the beginning:
"We want to be the best science-fiction channel that we possibly can, and in some respects, that means going back to the more traditional sci-fi/fantasy that fans often say they feel we've exited. We’re going to occupy that space in a way we haven't for the past few years.
That's the way to send a message in a big way that we're back and we care about sci-fi. There is enormous pressure to get that back, because we used to own it. And we're going to own it again.”
The network is also looking for a new space opera or two in the vein of critical darling Battlestar Galactica and the recently canceled Stargate Universe, plus some high-profile miniseries that could have potential to grow into regular series. If they're looking for inspiration, please look back to Farscape. The world needs more weird, awesome space operas.
The network will also be eyeing more international co-productions, a la the stellar Continuum, Lost Girl and new addition Bitten. This approach seems like a nice move, picking up exclusive U.S. rights to international sci-fi fare. They've found a few hits already, and considering how so many shows can work in different markets now, it can hopefully give good shows a shot at a bigger audience.
It also sounds like the long-running tradition of producing sci-fi B-movies will be scaled down soon, though there will still be a place on the schedule for some campy mashups and future Sharknado sequels. Off-network re-runs are also being largely phased out, after what Howe calls “a disaster” of trying to program Lost reruns a few years ago. In a world of streaming and DVR, reruns just don't carry much weight.
Can the network reestablish itself as a home for great sci-fi, or has that starship sailed? What shows would you like to see?
I love all my SyFy shows but Bitten sucks. What would you like to see on SyFy ONTD? Personally I think they should go back to respelling the channel SciFi imo if this is the direction they plan on taking
American Horror Story is only in the pre-production stage of its fourth season set for fall 2014, and fans are left wondering which cast members will return or join the show.
Five cast members have appeared in all three seasons of American Horror Story: Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe and Frances Conroy. Of these five cast members, only Lange and Paulson have confirmed that they are returning for season 4. Meanwhile, Peters has said that he would like to be a part of the season 4 cast, though nothing has been arranged quite yet.
Unfortunately for fans of Rabe, the actress is set to star in a new ABC drama called The Visitors, which may prevent her from also starring in American Horror Story in 2014. As for Conroy, the actress has not publicly discussed her potential involvement in season 4.
Taissa Farmiga, who has starred in season 1 of American Horror Story in addition to season 3 (Coven), is set to film a horror-comedy movie this year called The Final Girls, which may or may not conflict with AHS season 4.
Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett were two of the most significant additions in Coven, and both actresses are hoping to return to play new characters in season 4.
Other actors who have appeared on previous seasons have not addressed the possibility of returning for season 4, such as Emma Roberts, Denis O'Hare or Zachary Quinto.
One actress who is hoping to join the cast of American Horror Story is Lea Michele. The Glee actress has a good working relationship with Ryan Murphy, who is in charge of both Glee and American Horror Story.
American Horror Story season 4 premieres in fall 2014 on FX.
After it was revealed earlier this week that former New Found Glory guitarist Steve Klein was to be arraigned on charges of child pornography and lewd conduct with a minor, the band has released a response to the shocking allegations against its ex-comrade on their Facebook page:
“Upon our return from Warped Tour Australia, Steve made us aware of possible allegations that might be made against him. At that point, not knowing all the details, we made the decision to part ways in order for him to deal with these personal issues. Us 4 members of New Found Glory have given our entire lives to this band and will continue to do so. We’ve been able to play all over the world for the most amazing fans. We can’t wait to get in the studio to make a new album and we can’t wait to get back on the road! Just coming off the Parahoy cruise and a surprise show in our hometown we are more inspired than ever! Thank you so much to everyone around the globe for always sticking by us. The future is bright.”
The charges against Klein came down late last month, just hours after the band unexpectedly announced it was parting ways with the guitarist.
Klein’s lawyer, Debra White, has issued a statement on Klein’s behalf, via Alternative Press, reminding press and public that allegations are just allegations, innocent until proven guilty, and dampening the language surrounding the charges of “child pornography”.
“It is a difficult challenge to defend oneself in the media when there is a pending criminal case. This is because people are quick to assume that if a person is charged with a crime, they are also guilty as charged. And it is especially difficult because criminal defense attorneys insist that their clients not talk about the case to ensure that their constitutional rights are protected. Furthermore, attorneys are limited by law as to what can and cannot be said about a case to the public.
In the matter of Steve Klein, since his case has now been brought into issue by the media, I am permitted to make a few statements. To that effect, I offer you the following indisputable facts about the accusations:
1. Steve Klein is not accused of having any lewd actual physical contact with any minor.
2. ALL charges against Steve are derived solely from online consensual video chats between Steve and some female strangers he met on an adult website. Steve believed the females were over the age of 18.
3. The females alleged to be “minors” in this case are not known females. This means that no one, not the prosecution, not the police, and not the defense, actually know who the females are and no one knows their true age.
4. The possession of child pornography charge is based solely on Steve allegedly “possessing” the videos of chats with the female strangers from the adult website.
This is about all I am permitted to disclose at this time. But I can tell you, from my many years of experience in this specialty area of criminal defense, I wholeheartedly believe that Steve Klein is innocent of all of these charges.
Steve is devastated by these accusations. He has lost his band, his livelihood, and his ex-wife continues to push for full custody of his children using this case as her pawn while he literally fights for his life. Despite this heavy hand, Steve remains strong and hopeful that he will be vindicated.
New Found Glory (who will not be replacing Klein, instead moving forward as a four-piece) is set to perform at this year’s Groezrock festival (May 2-3) in Belgium alongside such acts as the Offspring, NOFX and the Hives.
In an interview on the Fox Business channel on Thursday, former reality TV show star Kristin Cavallari said that she and her husband, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, won’t vaccinate their children over fears that vaccines may cause autism.
Cavallari, who is pregnant with her second child, told host Lisa Kennedy Montgomery that she and Cutler hadn’t vaccinated their first son and would not vaccinate their second one once he is born. When Montgomery challenged her by arguing that there is no real evidence showing that vaccines are harmful, Cavallari responded that she had “read too many books about autism” and cited the fact that one in 88 boys are diagnosed with autism today.
Cavallari also said that contemporary vaccines have higher levels of mercury than those in the past did — a common talking point among vaccine truthers — and that one anti-vaccine organization whose members refuse to vaccinate children had seen zero instances of an autism diagnosis.
Cavallari and Cutler have revealed themselves to be part of a burgeoning anti-vaccine movement that is terrifying public health officials. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warn that misinformation about vaccines’ safety is leading to an unprecedented resurgence in contagious diseases that were once practically eradicated in the United States, such as measles, mumps, and whooping cough.
CDC officials point out that in America, 80 percent of measles cases in 2013 presented among people who were never vaccinated, and 80 percent of those people cited “philosophical differences” for forgoing vaccination. Most recently, California health officials had to issue a public warning to Bay-area residents after just one unvaccinated man potentially exposed thousands of commuters to measles that he had contracted in Asia.
Every major global public health organization has repeatedly refuted the notion that vaccinations have any link to autism. But that message isn’t getting through to every parent. Even though childhood vaccine exemptions have a direct relationship to infectious disease outbreaks, more than six percent of kindergartners in some states hadn’t received their shots last year — forcing officials in states with high rates of unvaccinated children, such as Oregon and Washington, to pass laws making it harder for parents who send their kids to public school to refuse vaccinations.
The new Sailor Moon anime will begin streaming worldwide on the Niconico service in July. Producer Atsutoshi Umezawa (Precurefranchise) said that it "is not remaking the previous anime, but adapting the original manga and starting from scratch again."
A former Power Ranger will soon be eating brains for The CW. Power Rangers R.P.M.'s Rose McIver has been cast in the lead role in iZombie, the new pilot based on the DC Comics / Vertigo comic of the same name, reports TVLine. McIver is coming off of a recurring role on Once Upon a Time as Tinker Bell and was also seen in a guest role on Masters of Sex this past season.
On iZombie, McIver will play Liv, a med student who also happens to be a zombie - something Liv has managed to keep a secret, taking a job at a coroner's office, where she is able to feed on the brains she needs to survive. The amusingly bizarre procedural setup has Liv reading the memories of the corpses whose brains she consumes, leading her to investigating the murders she comes across.
iZombie comes from Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas, who is teaming with another Veronica alum, Diane Ruggiero, to write the pilot.
David Anders (Alias, The Vampire Diaries), Malcolm Goodwin (Breakout Kings), Robert Buckley (One Tree Hill), Nora Dunn (Saturday Night Live) and Alexandra Krosney (Last Man Standing) also star in iZombie.
In the comics, the lead character is named Gwen, not Liv, and she works as a gravedigger. Without revealing it was McIver, iZombie co-creator Mike Allred tweeted his big approval of McIver's casting early this week.
iZOMBIE lead has been cast & she's incredibly talented and stunningly perfect. Very VERY happy. Haircut & makeup using my drawings. NEAT-O!
— Michael Allred (@AllredMD) March 10, 2014
iZombie is one of a number of DC Comics-based TV projects in the works, with The Flash pilot now in production at The CW (already the home to Arrow), a Constantine pilot at NBC about to go into production and Gotham given a straight-to-series order at FOX. The CW also had Hourman in development this year, though it doesn't look like that's getting a pilot - at least during this spring's usual pilot season.
I can't believe we don't have a DC tag, need to remember that for the next time we have a post suggestion post