Longmire cast member Katee Sackhoff will join Gina Caron, who is better known as Crush on American Gladiators, in a what is being called an all-female take on The Expendables. Untitled at the moment, the rumor mills are saying that Terminator star Linda Hamilton and The L Word's Pam Grier will also join the action film. You can also catch the former Battlestar Galactica Cylon playing opposite Vin Diesel in the new Riddick film opening Sept. 6.
Though Michael C. Hall has already filmed the series final episode of Dexter, he hasn't left the world of retribution. He's about to start the film version of Joe R. Lansdale's novel Cold in January about two feuding Texan fathers in the 1980s who must unify to uncover a horrible truth. Stake Land director Jim Mickle co-wrote the script with Nick Damici, who also costars. Hall is also attached to The Slow and Complete Decomposition of Jim Manos, written and directed by Dexter creator James Manos Jr. The plot has been described as following a series of odd coincidences that befall a man over the course of a bizarre week.
Here's another glaring example of why LGBT equality still has a long way to go, and it comes from television news, interview shows and reality television. I can't count the number of times I watch a show in which a host asks a guest if they are married or have a girlfriend.
Last week's elimination episode of America's Got Talent displayed an awkward moment with Nick Cannon chatting with a contestant before learning if he'd made the cut. After reading an online post from an adoring fan, Cannon said to kinetic motion artist Sprice, "Why are you so cute?" to which the contestant replied "Ah, I don't know why I'm so cute, but I'm taken." To which Cannon replied, "What's your lady's name?"
Sprice offered the name of "Anna," but what upsets me is, why interviewers always assume someone is straight? Come on, alleged journalists, is it really that hard to adopt a non-gender specific phrase like "what's the lucky person's name"? The automatic assumption that interviewees are straight simply underlines ignorant homophobic perspectives.