Karen Gillan has had quite an incredible young career. In 2014 she starred in her first feature full-length film Oculus, her first Television comedy Selfie, and she played Nebula in the Marvel hit Guardians of the Galaxy. Before that she was Amy Pond for 37 episodes of the hit BBC series Doctor Who.
On Saturday January 17 she took time off her busy schedule to go to the Magic City Comic Con to sign autographs, take pictures, and have a Q&A with her fans.
Fan - Do you have any advice for being an actress?
Karen Gillan - Being an actress is really fun, so good choice. It's going to be really hard, its a hard profession to get into, but it's really worth it. I feel like today with all the things we have on youtube and all the cameras its quite easy to be self generating and make your own stuff. Just keep making things and in the mean time watch lots of stuff because that's what I do whenever I'm not acting. I watch actors who are better than me.
Fan - How would Nebula be as a companion of Doctor Who?
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Karen Gillan - OH! That would be weird! I feel like she would have a hard time running behind the doctor. I feel like she would... I dunno. How would that cybernetic eye be in the Tardis? I feel like that would be an odd dynamic. Maybe she would make a really good companion if as she didn't turn on the Doctor because she's a little bit evil? A wee bit.
Fan - How would Amy be in the zombie apocalypse?
Karen Gillan - Oh! I think she would survive, I think she would be good. She's a strong lady.
Fan - If they made a second Guardians of the Galaxy, would you like to be in it?
Karen Gillan - Yes! I would love to be in it. That would be the coolest thing ever.
(Magic City Host: We heard a rumor it would be called Nebula's Revenge)
YES! I don't know if it is called that, but it would be the coolest thing ever if it was.
(Magic City Host: We look forward to your imminent return)
Uh I mean, me too.
Fan - What was your favorite episode to film of Doctor Who?
Karen Gillan - There's so many good ones, but my favorite would have to be the 11th hour. It's my favorite episode to watch and to make as well because we were establishing the characters. The Doctor and Amy were meeting for the first time and my cousin who played little Emilia did such a good job in making everyone like my character. I was like thanks for that cousin. I just think it was a magical episode, I really do.
Fan - If you could go anywhere in space and time with the Doctor, where would you go?
Karen Gillan - I've always wanted to go as far into the future as possible and see how we all develop. I have this theory that we're all going to have huge overdeveloped brains with no bodies left and we will be like these frail stubby little beings with like huge brains and will look really weird. That's fact.
Fan - Who is your favorite Doctor Who Villain?
Karen Gillan - I have two. Can I have two? First of all the Weeping Angels because they're the scariest. I want to know if anyone gets this reference... The second one I don't remember...
Fan - Would you ever consider coming back for another episode of Doctor Who?
Karen Gillan - I said no before and then I lied because I did go back for Matt's (Smith) regeneration. The possibility is definitely there. I would love to go back, that would be really special. It would be weird now because the whole team has changed over, but it would be really nice to get back on the Tardis for a day.
Fan - How would you believe Amy would react with Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor?
Karen Gillan - Well first of all she would approve of the voice. His unfaulty voice. I think they would make a good team. I think him and Clara together though, I think they make a really good team.
Fan - Out of all the shows or movies that you've acted in, which was your favorite?
Karen Gillan - Ugh that's a tough question. It's fun to play different characters, but I'd have to say that my favorite was Doctor Who. It always has a special place in my heart and it was one of the first things I ever did. Running away from monsters is so much fun.
Fan - Which Doctor is your favorite?
Karen Gillan - It has to be 11 (Matt Smith) and I'm not just saying that because I'm biased. I think he's my favorite portrayal of the character. I just love how alien Matt was about it and he's just a weird, strange guy. He's perfect for it.
Former Limp Bizkit star Mike Smith is set to rejoin his old band Snot for an upcoming European tour. Smith will replace Sonny Mayo in the line-up for the tour, which kicks off in Belgium next month (Feb15).
Announcing the news, group founder Mikey Doling says, "Mike Smith is an awesome guitarist and even greater person. He saved the day for us replacing Sonny for most of our touring in 1998. It makes perfect sense to have him aboard again and we are grateful for his return."
Mayo had to step down as the band's guitarist for the dates in Europe in February and March to concentrate on efforts with his charity organisation Rock To Recovery, but Doling insists he hasn't quit the group, adding, "Sonny will always be in SNOT. He has a rad company that he is just getting off the ground and he has to hang back on this tour. We totally understand he has a lot on his plate. We will miss him, but completely support him all the way."
Smith won't be the only new man in the line-up - SNOT recently recruited Carl Bensley as frontman following the departure of Tommy Cummings.
Hip-hop stars The Game, T.I. and Rza are joining forces to head up a judging panel for a new rap reality TV contest.
One Shot will follow rap veteran Crooked I, MTV personality Sway Calloway and record executive Mike Smith as they search for the next big star in cities including Atlanta, Georgia, New York, Miami, Florida and Los Angeles.
Chosen contestants will have to prove they have what it takes to reach the big time during weekly shows, during which a panel of judges will decide who will go through to the next round.
The panel will also include artists DJ Khaled, Twista, DJ Drama, E-40 and Scarface. The final four will head into a studio with producer Jonathan Hay and Smith before the season finale in Las Vegas, where the winner will receive a $100,000 cash prize and a record deal with Smith's SMH Records.
One Shot is expected to premiere next year (15), according to AllHipHop.com.
Some people would laugh at you if they knew how much you actually enjoyed these movies, but we're not here to judge. In fact, we're here to enjoy them along with you. These guilty pleasures are immensely entertaining and we should make no apologies for liking them. So watch them to your heart's content!
1. Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
After re-watching this “re-imagining” of Dirty Dancing on Netflix recently, it holds up as total guilty pleasure material. It stars Romola Garai and Diego Luna in a forbidden love story that includes steamy Latin dancing, pre-Mad Men appearances by John Slattery and January Jones, and a modern soundtrack (even though the movie takes place in the ‘50s). Can’t beat that.
2. 27 Dresses
Remember when Katherine Heigl was still Hollywood’s golden girl? This movie represented her rom-com peak. Even though it left us with many questions (How is a woman as beautiful as Heigl so hopelessly single? How does she afford that humongous NYC apartment on an assistant’s salary?), we can’t help being utterly charmed by it.
3. Definitely, Maybe
We’re definitely, maybe a little ashamed to love this movie so much. But it's like three romantic comedies in one! Ryan Reynolds tells his young daughter about the three major loves in his life (played by Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz and Isla Fisher), and at the end you find out which one he ends up with. It's wonderful.
4. Magic Mike
“Pleasure” is the operative word here. What other movie allows you to shamelessly ogle a stripped down Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey and Joe Manganiello all at once? This may be a guilty pleasure, but we’re only a tiny bit guilty about it.
5. 21 Jump Street
Why did we find this movie so funny? The humor should have been beneath us. But we laughed – a lot – at Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as undercover cops pretending to be high schoolers. We clearly weren’t alone, because the movie did get a sequel after all.
If Taken is on, we must watch. It’s required. Sure, it’s a totally ridiculous and over-the-top action flick, but Liam Neeson is somehow believable as a highly trained operative who’ll stop at nothing to rescue his daughter. It’s pretty much a classic at this point.
Christina Aguilera’s first (and probably last) movie. This can be categorized under “so bad it’s good.” You can’t deny Cher’s divalicious presence, or the beyond-catchy soundtrack. Bonus: Kristen Bell as a sassy burlesque mean girl.
8. The Proposal
Romantic comedy plots are always somewhat outlandish, but this one’s a doozy. A demanding boss forces her employee to pretend they’re engaged so she won’t get deported to Canada. (He probably should have reported her to HR.) Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds not only make this watchable, they make it pretty darn enjoyable, too.
9. The Fast and the Furious
Come on, you know you’ve seen at least one of these movies. You probably can’t recall the plot, but you’ve definitely seen one. They’re completely mindless and that’s why they’re fun.
10. Mr. & Mrs. Smith
You can’t deny the entertainment factor of this popcorn action flick. Nor can you deny the chemistry between Brad and Angelina. Pretty obvious they were going to end up together in real life. Bonus appearance by Kerry Washington in her pre-Scandal days.
11. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
As a full-grown adult, it’s perfectly acceptable to say you love Disney/Pixar movies. But sometimes we like other animated movies, and we’re not ashamed to say it. This one has food puns galore and great voice work by Bill Hader.
12. Love Actually
We dare you to convince us that you don't watch this movie every holiday season. Because we're pretty sure you do. Except now when you watch it you're all like, "OMG, it's Rick from The Walking Dead!"
We want YOU to add your favorites to this list. Tweet us and tell us your favorite guilty pleasue movies!
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The Office ended May 16, 2013. That might only be a year and a half ago, but with fall TV in full swing, The Office fans can feel the show's presence missing from our lives. Can't they just reunite and make new episodes already? Every other show/movie is getting redone or sequels or put on Netflix, why not skip the waiting period and do it now?
1. This show taught us amazing life lessons, like that you can be both feared and loved.
2. We also learned this very useful bit of advice about mistletoe.
3. The show gave us aspirations that we could do more than just sit in an office.
4. Kelly Kapoor is the reason we know what to say to sound smart.
5. And Michael broke the very important news over who loves pizza.
6. Kevin taught us all what dreams really are.
7. Our inner child smiled when Dwight used this insult we've been throwing at our friends since we could read.
8. This show introduced u s to a new National holiday.
9. They gave us hope to one day create such an amazing holiday card with our own co-workers.
10. Characters like Jim created places no one ever knew they wanted, but once we heard of them, we needed them.
11. But speaking of Jim, The Office also showed us that office romances can bloom into the most powerful and amazing things in the world.
12. The show gave us the perfect insult for Negative Nancys.
13. It also reminded us there are too many people on this planet.
14. Prison Mike let everyone know why we should never wind up in prison.
15. Stanley gave everyone a new life motto.
16. Jim and Dwight gave us very tough decisions. Did we love Jim as Dwight?
17. Or Dwight as Jim, more?
18. And honestly, is TV really even funny anymore if people aren't force-feeding Kevin vegetables?
What do you miss the most about The Office? Tweet us your answers!
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Sportsman-turned-U.S. TV host Michael Strahan is set to make his feature film acting debut in the Magic Mike sequel.
The former American football player has lobbied to be in the film since he heard the original was in production and now star and producer Channing Tatum has given him a part in the latest movie. The ex-New York Giants star says, "I'm getting ready to do something that's making me really nervous. I'm about to do something that started as a joke... and I decided to reenact something from his movie (on morning show Live! With Kelly & Michael) and so then he kept messing around with me and he wrote me into the next Magic Mike XXL movie..."
Meanwhile, Elizabeth Banks and Donald Glover have joined the all-star cast, which also features Jada Pinkett Smith, Amber Heard and Andie MacDowell.
The film will be released on 3 July (15).
Jada Pinkett Smith has confirmed reports she'll be joining the hunks of Magic Mike for the film's sequel, but she won't be stripping off.
The 43-year-old star told longtime pal Queen Latifah she has been cast in a role that was initially intended for a man, during an appearance on the rapper-turned-actress and TV personality's talk show in America on Monday (22Sep14). But she urged lusty fans not to get their hopes too high that she'll be naked alongside Channing Tatum and Joe Manganiello. She said, "No, not one of those (characters)."
Will Smith's wife also insists she won't be tempted by the sexy men on the set of Magic Mike XXL, adding, "I'm used to being around all that beefcake because you know who I live with."
Rockers Chad Smith, Duff Mckagan, and Mike Mccready formed a supergroup for a one-off performance at a charity benefit hosted by Will Ferrell on Friday (19Sep14). The Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer put aside his "feud" with Ferrell to support the comedian's Cancer for College fundraising event at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Smith was joined onstage by Guns N' Roses guitarist McKagan, Pearl Jam star McCready, country singer Brandi Carlile and bassist Stefan Lessard to perform a version of the Rolling Stones hits Honky Tonk Women and Jumpin' Jack Flash under the supergroup name I P**sed My Pants.
Ferrell, who played the cowbell during the first song, frequently supports the Cancer of College cause due to his friendship with founder Craig Pollard.
The Anchorman star's rivalry with Smith began earlier this year (14) after Ferrell mocked the similarity of their appearance. Their light-hearted feud culminated in a drum battle on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in May (14).
Actress Andie Macdowell is joining the cast of the upcoming sequel to male stripper film Magic Mike. The Four Weddings and a Funeral star has been tapped for Magic Mike XXL, the follow-up to the 2012 drama starring Channing Tatum.
Elvis Presley's granddaughter Riley Keough is engaged to marry movie stuntman Ben Smith-Petersen. The groom-to-be shared the news with fans via his Facebook.com page on Thursday (14Aug14), when he uploaded a photo of the couple, with actress Keough showing off her ring.
In the accompanying caption, he wrote, "So that happened".
Keough met her beau while working on Mad Max: Fury Road in 2012, and a source tells UsMagazine.com, "They're very serious. They're perfect for each other. Great people."
The 25 year old daughter of Lisa Marie Presley and her ex-husband Danny Keough was previously engaged to wed her Magic Mike co-star Alex Pettyfer in early 2012.
Recent reports suggested she was back in the arms of ex-boyfriend Ryan Cabrera after her split from the actor.