Three upcoming TV series are hitting the streets of New York City today. Here's a closer look what you can expect from each show and where you can find them filming.
Marvel recently announced Daredevil will premiere on Netflix in May 2015, forcing fans to wait longer than they had anticipated to check it out.
The 13-episode series will follow the Marvel superhero Daredevil, a blind lawyer named Matt Murdock who fights for justice in the courtroom by day before transforming into a vigilante crimefighter by night. The new adaptation stars Charlie Cox as Daredevil, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Vincent D'Onofrio as Wilson Fisk, and Rosario Dawson in an undisclosed role.
You can catch Daredevil filming at Murray and Church St in NYC right now.
The Mysteries of Laura
Debra Messing is back in NYC to star in this NBC series about a homicide detective who has to balance the pressures of work with the pressures of raising rambunctious twin boys as a single mom.
Today, The Mysteries of Laura is filming at 37th St and 5th Ave in New York.
This new CBS series stars Tea Leoni as the Secretary of State who is determined to get thing done, even if it means breaking a few rules. Like The Mysteries of Laura, the series also follows her character home where she has to contend with her husband and two teenage children.
Madam Secretary is filming at E 52nd and 3rd Ave in Manhattan today.
Check out more filming locations in NYC and around the country in my Daily Filming Locations.
Actress Kristin Bauer Van Straten struggled to hold back the tears on Saturday (26Jul14) as she joined her True Blood castmates for their last appearance together at California's San Diego Comic-Con event. The hit vampire drama recently wrapped production on its seventh and final season, which is currently airing in the U.S., and the stars of the show, including Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin and Deborah Ann Woll, used their panel discussion to reminisce about their time on the series.
True Blood star Deborah Ann Woll has been cast as Daredevil's love interest in a new TV series based on the comic book superhero's adventures. Woll will portray Karen Page in the upcoming Marvel series, which will also feature Rosario Dawson and Vincent D'Onofrio.
Page was previously played by Ellen Pompeo on the big screen in 2003, opposite Ben Affleck's Daredevil.
The character was created by Stan Lee and made her debut in comic book form in 1964.
The new TV series will debut on Netflix next year (15).
Ironically, just like her new TV boyfriend Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Woll's real-life beau is battling blindness - E.J. Scott was diagnosed with choroideremia - a rare genetic disease that causes blindness - just after the couple fell in love.
"The loss is horrendous. Until three days ago I couldn't look at a picture of Cory... So there's been progress." Cory Monteith's mother, Ann McGregor, is still struggling to come to terms with the death of the Glee actor. The 31 year old was found dead from a drug overdose in his Vancouver, Canada hotel room on 13 July, 2013.
Cory Monteith was "easing himself out" of Hollywood at the time of his sudden death, according to his mother.
The Glee star was found dead in a hotel room in Vancouver, Canada last July (13) after suffering a drug and alcohol related overdose, and his mother Ann, 63, has now given her first TV interview to talk about the loss of her son.
In the chat, which aired on U.S. TV show Good Morning America, Ann revealed Monteith had signed a lease on a property in Vancouver shortly before his death and was preparing to quit Hollywood. When asked whether Monteith wanted to "give Hollywood up", Ann replied, "I think he was easing himself out of it."
However Ann, who revealed she keeps in touch with Monteith's girlfriend Lea Michele, insisted she doesn't blame the showbiz lifestyle for her son's death, adding, "I don't think blame is a good thing, that was his choice (to take drugs)... I don't think we have power to change the choices they're making. I think with the kind of connection Cory and I had, if we couldn't prevent that situation, I don't have the answer."
Ann also opened up about the actor's past drug troubles, claiming he suffered his first overdose at the age of 15: "He did a code blue, and I think that was the turning point. He had a lot of emotional things he was trying to figure out - lot of it was he really wanted a relationship with his father. I think when a child gets invalidated they keep reaching even harder."
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There are many actors who routinely give wonderful, memorable performances, but there's only one who manages to do it even when his face doesn't appear onscreen. That man is Andy Serkis, Hollywood's foremost motion capture actor, the rare talent that can bring just as much life to a Tolkien creature or a hyper-intelligent ape as he can another human being. Since the first installment of the Lord of the Rings trilogy hit theaters in 2001, Serkis has been the movie industry's go-to guy for animating everything from monkeys to sailors to Gollums, and his consistently excellent performances each time kicked off a campaign to have motion capture work recognized by the Academy Awards. With Serkis set to return to the big screen (in simian form) as Caesar in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes on Friday, we've decided to take a look at some of the actor's most memorably mo-cap characters in order to determine which one comes out on top in the great battle for supremacy.
Caesar Films: Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Species: Chimpanzee Trademarks: Being an incredibly intelligent ape Special Skills: High intelligence, the ability to speak, the wisdom and power to rule over a colony of apes, proficiency in horse-riding and shooting Allies: James Franco and Frieda Pinto in Rise of the Planet of the Apes; Jason Clarke and Keri Russell in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Enemies: Draco Malfoy and Commissioner GordonGreatest Dream: A world where apes and humans can live in peace, minus cagesSecret Weapon: He’s a hyper-intelligent ape that can speak to people; he doesn’t need a secret weaponSignature Move: A barrage of fists to the head
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Captain Haddock Film: The Adventures of Tintin Species: Human Trademarks: Beard, pipe, captain’s hat, permanently grumpy expression Special Skills: A talent for holding his liquor, a colorful vocabulary, a gift for sarcasm and wisecracks, the ability to tune out chaos and revel in blissful ignorance, unfailing loyalty Allies: Tintin and Snowy Enemies: Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine Greatest Dream: To regain command of his ship, but more immediately, some more rum Secret Weapon: He’s at his best when he’s drunk, which is the polar opposite of every other person everSignature Move: He’s more of a trash-talker than a proper fighter
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King Kong Film: Kingof course Species: Gorilla Trademarks: He’s a 25-foot-tall gorilla. That’s pretty unique. Special Skills: incredible strength, a sense of self-preservation, the ability to make audiences sympathize and even shed a tear over a monstrous simian Allies: Ann Darrow, with whom he falls in love, and Lumpy the Cook, who tells the crew to leave King Kong alone (or else)Enemies: Carl Denham, fighter planes Greatest Dream: To live happily in his jungle with Ann Secret Weapon: The willingness to sacrifice himself for the people he loves and an incredible resistance to tranquilizers (seriously, it took them forever to knock him out) Signature Move: A giant, sweeping side-swipe and roar combination
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Gollum Films: The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogiesSpecies: Technically, he was once a Hobbit, but now he’s mostly a species unto himselfTrademarks: Hunched, bony body, six teeth, a lack of hair, that weird snarling noise he always makes Special Skills: Riddle solving, hunting and fishing, deboning fish, finding ways to amuse himself after spending centuries in the same cave Allies: Whichever part of himself he’s currently talking to Enemies: Anyone who wants the precious... and whichever part of himself he’s currently talking to Greatest Dream: To once again possess the precious so that they may live together in his cave until the end of their days Secret Weapon: He’ll lure you in by appearing nice, and then turn out to be straight up terrifying; also, he’s so mentally unstable and unpredictable, only half of him knows what he’s going to do at any given momentSignature Move: Gollum’s totally a biter
So Who Wins? Captain Haddock is generally too drunk to get involved in a fight, so he’s out, as is King Kong, unless his life or Ann’s life is being threatened. That leaves Caesar and Gollum left to fight it out. While Caesar is smarter and more likely to have both a carefully, thought-out strategy and an army on call, Gollum is just insane and unpredictable enough to take Caesar out. We’re going to have to go with the creature formerly known as Smeagol on this one.
Actor Eric Dane regrets capturing his infamous threesome with his wife Rebecca Gayheart and a former beauty queen on camera, insisting the steamy encounter was a "mistake".
Private video footage of the actors frolicking nude with former Miss Teen USA Kari Ann Peniche leaked on the Internet in 2009, prompting Dane and Gayheart to successfully sue bosses at Gawker.com for unlawfully publishing the film and "maliciously" distributing the video, and now the former Grey's Anatomy hunk has opened up about the incident, insisting he should never have put his wife of 10 years in such a position.
He tells People magazine, "It was a mistake. We've all made mistakes. My one regret is that I got the person I love most wrapped up in all that: Rebecca. But we worked through it and put it behind us. "We have two beautiful kids and our marriage is stronger than ever."
The stars are parents to daughters Billie, four, and Georgia, two.
Soul songwriter/guitarist Teenie Hodges has died, aged 68. Mabon 'Teenie' Hodges passed away on Sunday (22Jun14) at the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas due to complications from emphysema. His death comes just three months after a pneumonia scare landed him in hospital following an appearance at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas in March (14).
Family friend Lawrence 'Boo' Mitchell tells The Commercial Appeal newspaper, "It's a huge blow to Memphis music. Teenie was an icon as a songwriter and guitarist. Guitarists all around the world loved and imitated his playing. But Teenie... man, he was one of a kind."
Hodges, who is credited with helping shape the music scene in Memphis, Tennessee, played guitar in bands from the age of 12.
In 1965, he joined his two brothers in Hi Rhythm Section, the house band which worked on hit soul recordings with Al Green, Ann Pebbles, Otis Clay and Syl Johnson. He is most famous for co-writing Green's hits Take Me to the River and Love and Happiness.
A short film about his career, titled Mabon Teenie Hodges: A Portrait of a Memphis Soul Original, was released in 2013. He also featured in a documentary called Take Me To The River, which was shown at SXSW this year (14).
Grammy Award-winning producer Mark Ronson expressed his sadness at the news on Twitter.com on Tuesday (24Jun14), writing, "So sad to hear that Teenie Hodges has passed away. He's one of the greatest soul guitar players ever + he co wrote 'Love And Happiness'. RIP (rest in peace)... Teenie Hodges was also an incredibly kind dude who I had the good fortune to spend time around back in March. Alot (sic) of people will miss him."
Author Salman Rushdie has been named the recipient of the 2014 Pen Pinter Prize. The 67-year-old writer will be presented with the award at the British Library in London on 7 October (14). Previous recipients of the Pen Pinter Prize include Sir Tom Stoppard, Sir David Hare and Carol Ann Duffy, the U.K.'s poet laureate.
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Seatbelts everyone! In an attempt to rescue everyone from the drudgery of normal field trips, Netflix has acquired a new series based on the Magic School Bus books, which will be available for streaming by 2016. According to the New York Times, the new show, Magic School Bus 360° will feature a modernized Ms. Frizzle – though we assume the glowing earrings will stick around – and will tackle scientific questions and topics that affect modern students.
The show will also incorporate the advancements in technology that have occurred since the show went off the air in 1997, featuring robotics like Carlos’ “Smart Suit,” which “determines his body’s vital signs instantly” – which is likely less about modern technology than it is the result of someone suing Ms. Frizzle for going inside their digestive system without permission. But while robots and smart suits are a good place to start, there are a lot more scientific questions that affect us every day. After all, things are a lot different now than they were in the mid-to-late ‘90s, and so the new series should reflect those changes, which is why we've come up with some ideas of our own for important scientific questions that Ms. Frizzle, Liz and the Magic School Bus can answer. You're welcome, Netflix.
What does “eating clean” even mean? Arnold’s lunch keeps giving him a stomach ache, and Phoebe thinks that all of the junk food he’s eating might be making him sick, and recommends that he start “eating clean” like they did at her old school. Arnold is skeptical, so Ms. Frizzle takes the class inside both his and Phoebe’s digestive systems so he can see the difference for himself. Gwyneth Paltrow guest stars.
Where can I get the best WiFi connection? Ralphie got a new smart phone for his birthday, and won’t go anywhere that doesn’t have a WiFi connection. When he refuses to go outside for recess because the playground’s connection is patchy, Ms. Frizzle decides to teach Ralphie about the way wireless internet travels, though everyone is frustrated by the fact that the bus only has dial-up.
Is stress going to kill me? The school has a big standardized test coming up, and Dorothy Ann is freaking out about it. Ms. Frizzle, worried about D.A.’s spontaneous crying jags and the way she’s mainlining coffee, decides to take the class into her brain to study the effects that stress can have on the nervous system, and to teach them how to manage their hectic nine-year-old lives.
What makes something go viral? Carlos is obsessed with dumb viral videos, but when he tries filming one of his own, he’s disappointed ot find that he’s not getting as many views as he wants. He asks Ms. Frizzle for her advice, and together, the class analyzes Internet trends and viewing patterns in order to help Carlos get the online fame he so desperately craves.
How can we prove that fossils are real? Arnold’s annoying cousin Janet comes to visit on the day that the class is studying dinosaurs. When she reveals that she doesn’t believe fossils are real, but rather placed there by the Devil to trick the 24-hour media cycle into believing his lies, Ms. Frizzle teaches the class about carbon dating and takes them on a journey through time to watch the fossils form.
When will global warming wipe out humanity? Tim and Wanda are tasked with coming up with arguments for and against global warming before their debate tournament, but the rest of the class gets caught up in their preparations, and soon everyone is taking different sides. To settle the argument so Tim and Wanda don’t miss the bus, Ms. Frizzle takes them through different parts of the ecosystem to learn whether global warming is the real deal or just a myth.
What’s the best way to take a flattering selfie? Keesha’s become obsessed with documenting her life on Instagram – what she had for lunch, what she wore that day, what insane adventure they’re going on – but she’s still having trouble figuring out her angles, and her selfies never come out the way she wants them to. Ms. Frizzle teaches the class about the effects that lighting and composition can have on a picture, so they can take the perfect selfie. The episode ends with the class recreating Ellen DeGeneres’ famous Oscars picture.
How many television episodes is it healthy to binge-watch in one sitting? Ms. Frizzle notices that the class seems more sluggish lately, and when they reveal that they’ve all been staying up late to catch up on the new season of Yellow Is the New Bus, she decides to teach them about the importance of moderation with a trip into the brain to visit the pleasure center and see the effects of binge-watching first-hand.
How do we make our crystal meth better than everyone else’s? After she receives a shocking cancer diagnosis, Ms. Frizzle decides to turn to the drug trade to pay her medical bills so that she doesn’t have to sell the bus. She teaches the class basic chemistry and economics as they work together to create a new kind of meth and soon they become the most notorious drug kingpins in the country.