by Ryan J. Downey
"The Vampire Diaries" gave us the gorgeous girl power BFF trio of Elena, Caroline and Bonnie. Could another crew of attractive supernatural women be forming a BFF trio of their own down in New Orleans?
It's not easy for Original sibling Rebekah Mikaelson to make friends, but her undead blood quickly warmed to Hayley, the werewolf bad girl who is carrying Klaus Mikaelson's seemingly impossible vampire-werewolf hybrid child. The two met only recently on "The Originals," but Claire Holt and Phoebe Tonkin were costars on a show in Australia and neighbors in Los Angeles.
That undeniable friend chemistry is evident onscreen. This exclusive photo from tonight's brand new episode, "Sinners and Saints," boasts Rebekah and Claire looking their usual deadly serious/drop dead gorgeous selves, joined by local witch Sophie Deveraux.
It looks TV executives caught wind of my “'Charmed' was an amazing TV show” blog post from earlier this month. According to Vulture, a re-boot of the classic WB series is in the works at CBS.
The site reports that the updated version is being written by “Party of Five” co-creator Chris Keyser and partner Syndey Sidner. A commitment to film has yet to be made, but the network has reportedly ordered a pilot script for what is being described as a "re-imagining” of the classic series. Basically that means you should start casting your spells now if you want to make it happen.
It's early days for the People's Choice Awards nomination process—in fact, the announcement that noms are now open has so stirred the passions of the choosy people that, as of this writing, the site is too overloaded to actually function at all—but with so much on the line, it's vital that everyone get clicking to ensure that one of our most favorite young Hollywood gents takes his rightful place atop the ballot.
And by that, we mean that Channing Tatum is up for Favorite Movie Actor, which means the other nine dudes currently in that category (whoever they are, we didn't even bother to look) are inferior little trolls who must be defeated, and probably punished for their insolence, too.
If you squint hard enough, you can just make it out there in the distance: the city limits sign for Ravenswood, Pennsylvania, where Caleb Rivers will begin unraveling a mystery that will pull him away from his life (and love) in Rosewood.
The much-hyped "Pretty Little Liars" spin-off, "Ravenswood," debuts tomorrow on ABC Family, and ahead of episode No. 1, we hopped on the phone with actress Britne Oldford, whose character Remy is among the first to welcome Caleb to the ooky spooky town. Keep reading for all the details on Remy's rocky relations, steamy love life and whether we'll ever see vampires walking the streets of Ravenswood.
Mark it on your calendars! "Girls" will be coming back this January!
Show creator Lena Dunham revealed the news on Instagram, sharing that the HBO comedy's season three premiere date has been scheduled for January 12. She added, "We're comin' right back #GIRLS."
The show will be back, with a notable cast shakeup. Christopher Abbott, who played Marnie's love interest, left the series earlier this year. But, a slew of other actors have been cast to fill the void, including "Orange Is The New Black" actress Danielle Brooks, rock goddess/Sonic Youth bassist Kim Gordon, "Zero Hour" actor Amir Arison, "90210" actress Natalie Morales and "Boardwalk Empire" actor Michael Zegen, among others. Little is known about what roles they will play.
Nina Dobrev is reportedly back on the market. The "Vampire Diaries" star is rumored to have split from Derek Hough, who she started dating in September after splitting from Ian Somerhalder back in May.
According to Us Weekly, sources close to the couple say that the relationship "played itself out." Long distance may have also been a factor in the breakup what with Nina busy shooting "The Vampire Diaries" in Georgia, and Derek busy dancing and winning Emmy Awards and whatnot on "Dancing With The Stars" in sunny L.A.
But don't worry about Nina's besties status with Derek's sister, Julianne. Insiders say that despite the split, Nina and Julianne remain pals: "Julianne understands — there are no hard feelings."
What's your first Channing Tatum memory? If your answer includes the words "pop" and/or "lock," we have your weekend planned.
MTV is airing the Chan Man's seminal "Step Up" films (the original and "The Streets") back to back—twice. Consider it a Tatum Twofer-Twofer. It's not only an opportunity to refresh your dance moves, but also to watch Channing fall in love with real-life wife Jenna Dewan all over again. All together now: awwwww.
Like we said, you have two opportunities to gawk at the one-time Sexiest Man Alive. Your first is on Saturday at 7:55 p.m. ET/PT, followed by an encore presentation on Sunday at 11:25 a.m. ET/PT. Get it? Got it? Good! Now watch these cute Channing-centric videos, and we'll meet you on the couch Saturday night. (You bring the popcorn, and we'll bring the cold compresses.)
Robbie Amell hits small screens this week in The CW’s new series “The Tomorrow People.” Robbie has special powers on the show, and we have to say he has them in real life too. What are they? Among them, the power to make us weak in the knees. To honor this special ability, we’re naming him this week’s Hump Day Hottie.
Check out this dreamy photo of Robbie, and keep reading for more details about him!
Vital stats: The 25-year-old actor grew up in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. When he was a teenager, he began acting and also attended the Canadian Studios Acting Academy and Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute.
And if the last name Amell sounds familiar, well that’s because Robbie is “Arrow” star (and former Hump Day Hottie) Stephen Amell’s cousin. Good looks run in the family!
We really need to buy some property in Mystic Falls! "The Vampire Diaries" is set to welcome another good-looking dude to the cast. Michael Malarkey will join the show later this season.
According to Deadline, Michael will have a recurring role on the vampire drama where he’s set to hang out with Damon.
Michael will play Enzo, a former pal of Damon’s who lands back in town wanting to see what Damon has been up to. No word on if he is of the fanged persuasion as well, but he’s described as “a charismatic but tortured figure.” Just what that town needs! More charismatic, tortured guys! His debut is slated for December 5. If you ask us, Damon could use a new drinking buddy. He hasn’t been the same since Alaric died back in season three.
With its proud history of voodoo, vampires, and general occult goings-on, it's no surprise that New Orleans is the setting for the witchy new season of "American Horror Story: Coven"—and its boarding school for nascent witches, housed in New Orleans proper and overseen by several spell-casting, old-school glamazons, is just the kind of thing you would encounter in the city's sordid history. (Consider the existing mythology surrounding NOLA's Ursuline Convent, which is rumored to have been the home of a dozen teenage lady vampires back in the 18th century.)
But for every urban legend that the show's creators could call on to flesh out the upcoming episodes of "AHS," there's also some stuff in this year's series that's based on the cold, hard truth. Namely: three real people who come with stories so strange and twisted that you'll wish it was make-believe. And when you tune in tonight, you'll want to keep a close eye out for...