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Sydney Bucksbaum
Writer Sydney Bucksbaum likes to think her hobby of watching insane amounts of TV isn't an obsession... it's not an obsession, okay, so just drop it! As the resident CW-lover on the Hollywood.com staff, she truly believes her Clark Kent/Dean Winchester/Damon Salvatore/Lucas Scott/Oliver Queen/Chuck Bass/Seymour Birkhoff/Wade Kinsella/Vincent Keller/Micah Barnes is out there somewhere, waiting for her, in real life (just go with it). After graduating from Northwestern University with a degree in journalism, Sydney has made it her mission to campaign for more shirtless scenes for her favorite CW hunks. You're welcome.
  • Lil Wayne's Video Proof That He Is 'More than Good'
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Mar 22, 2013
      Despite his recent hospitalization and rumors that he was given "his last rites" after suffering seizures last week, Lil Wayne took it upon himself to prove that he's okay.  After tweeting his well-being, the rapper and posted a video on Friday in which he thanks his fans for their support during his hospitalization and promises that he's "more than good." He also announced that his health scare did not affect his plans to tour. Rapper T.I. also makes an appearance in the video, below: RELATED: Lil Wayne Tweets He Is 'Good' Despite Coma Reports Lil Wayne also promoted his upcoming album, I Am Not A Human Being (still coming out March 26), and released the visuals for his song "Rich As F**k," featuring 2 Chainz. Because nothing says "I survived a major health scare" like a little shameless self-promotion.  Follow Sydney on Twitter @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: Jack Dempsey/AP Photo] You Might Also Like:15 Oscar-Winning Nude ScenesYoung Jack Black Is Totally Unrecognizable
  • Kate Winslet Officially Playing 'Divergent' Villain
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Mar 21, 2013
    After being in talks for months, Kate Winslet has been confirmed to star in Divergent, Summit Entertainment announced on Thursday. Based on Veronica Roth's bestselling YA novel, the movie is set in a dystopian future where society divides people into five factions based on personality. Shailene Woodley plays the young protagonist Beatrice "Tris" Prior, who is classified a "divergent," a rare, dangerous classification, and is told she will never fit into any specific group. She leaves her family back in the Abnegation (selfless) faction to join the Dauntless (bravery) faction, and uncovers a conspiracy to destroy all "divergents" and start a war between factions. She must find out why she and others like her are considered so dangerous before it's too late.  RELATED: 'Divergent' Finds Its Love Interest in Theo James Winslet will portray the villain of the series, the cold, calculating leader of the Erudite (knowledge) faction, Jeanine Matthews. Directed by Neil Burger, Divergent also stars Theo James, Jai Courtney, Maggie Q, Zoe Kravitz, and Ansel Elgort.  James will play Tobias "Four" Eaton, a man with a mysterious past and Tris’s intense, charismatic instructor of the new Dauntless initiates and one of the leaders of the faction. He is her ally and love interest as they try to stop a war together.  RELATED: Jai Courtney Joins 'Divergent': Who Will He Play?  Courtney will play Eric, one of the Dauntless leaders and an enemy of Four. He is described as having many piercings and long, dark, greasy hair, with cold eyes that made him all the more menacing, scabbed-over knuckles, and a wicked smile. He is excessively cruel and makes life for Tris as hard as he possibly can. Q will play Tori, the owner of a tattoo parlor in Tris’s chosen faction, Dauntless, and is part of the choosing ceremony that divides people into factions. She ends up as Tris’s ally. Kravitz will play Christina, a member of the Dauntless faction and who becomes friends with Tris. Elgort will play Caleb, Tris’s brother who turns his back on his family in the Abnegation faction, like Tris, to become part of the Erudite faction. RELATED: 'Divergent' Star Shailene Woodley Queen of YA? Aaron Eckhart, Ray Stevenson and Miles Teller are also in talks to join the cast. Divergent hits theaters March 21, 2014. Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: Andrew Medichini/AP Photo] You Might Also Like:15 Oscar-Winning Nude ScenesYoung Jack Black Is Totally Unrecognizable
  • 'Supernatural' Recap: What's Wrong With Castiel?
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Mar 21, 2013
      Last night on Supernatural we finally got the return of our favorite angel, Castiel, but it came with horrible consequences. Watching Naomi manipulate Castiel into murdering a fake Dean over and over and over until he didn’t hesitate was just so… cold. As the camera panned back to reveal a whole warehouse full of dead Deans and Castiel with a blank look on his face, I shivered. The whole scene was so incredibly disturbing. The problem is, I don’t know whether to feel bad for Cas, fear him, or be angry at him. It isn’t his fault that Naomi has control over him: She is the head honcho in heaven right now and is clearly very powerful. And Cas did fight back later on in the hour, enough to stop himself from actually killing Dean. But how did Cas let himself get into this situation (again) in the first place? Sam and Dean know he’s not being fully truthful — he still hasn’t revealed how he escaped Purgatory, and he’s lying about searching for the angel tablet — but they don’t know how to get through to him. RELATED: 'Supernatural' Recap: Angry Gods are the Least of Sam and Dean's Problems But let’s back up. Last night saw the return of not only our favorite angel but also demon Meg as well. Turns out, Crowley has held her captive for over a year, torturing her for information on the whereabouts of Lucifer’s crypts. The angel tablet is apparently in one of them, and Meg was holding off as long as she could from revealing the exact locations (she officially chose to be on the good side for the first time, no double crosses here). Sam and Dean rescued her, and she led them to the correct crypt. While she and Sam stood watch outside — Dean found one of Sam’s bloody tissues in the garbage, and wouldn’t put him in any more danger, since according to Cas, he’s damaged in ways the angel can’t even fix — Dean and Cas went inside to find the tablet. Dean picked up the angel tablet — since it was warded against angels — but when Cas tried to persuade him to hand it over, Dean refused. Dean doesn’t trust Cas anymore, especially with something as big as the angel tablet. That’s when things got scary. With Naomi feeding him lines and goading him into taking the tablet with force, Castiel started to beat Dean. Really, truly, physically beat him into a bloody, pleading pulp.  RELATED: 'Supernatural' Recap: Sam Makes a Huge Mistake... Again Dean's face while Cas beat him was scarily similar to when the angel saved him in the Season 5 finale, but this time Castiel was the one doing the damage. Back then, Cas was Dean's best friend, his savior, and now he’s the one inflicting the pain. From the hero to the villain. Dean’s pain — emotional and physical — was so palpable, that when he begged Cas to stop because they were family, and Dean needed him, he was finally able to get through. Cas fought off Naomi, and broke her control over him. He picked up the angel tablet Dean had dropped, fixed Dean’s face, and left. He said that he needed to protect the tablet from Naomi, Crowley, and Dean. The next time we saw Cas, he was on a bus, going… somewhere. While all this was going down inside the crypt, outside had its own troubles. Crowley showed up, and in order to save Sam’s life (!), Meg stepped in and took Crowley’s knife in the gut (!!). RIP, Meg. You finally chose a side, and you died for it. At least you died a hero’s death! Sam and Dean got away, and Crowley and Naomi pow-wowed in the crypt. They were both pissed that they lost the tablet and Cas got away. They are clearly on opposite sides, but they both want the same goal: find Cas and get the angel tablet. They also share a mysterious history: what happened in Mesopotamia? Crowley made it seem like they had a romance, but then again, he makes everything sound like an innuendo (quite a gift). Color me intrigued. RELATED: 'Supernatural' Recap: God's SATs Bring Out Dean's Depressing Truth Once Sam and Dean were safely out of angel and demon harm’s way, they finally had an honest and mature conversation about Sam’s rapidly decreasing health thanks to the trials of closing the gates of hell. All the secrets and lies were out in the open, and Dean promised to help Sam through it all as long as Sam kept him in the loop. I’m still worried about Sam making it out of the trials alive, but at least the brothers are finally done lying to each other. They stand a better chance of making it through whatever lays ahead if they are truly with each other — physically, emotionally, and mentally.  The best quotes from "Goodbye Stranger": Dean, after he found vintage porn in the Men of Letters bunker: This is a first edition, dude! Do you have any idea what this would go for on Ebay?Sam: No. Why, do you?Dean: No. Maybe. Shut up! Dean: He puts the ass in Cas, huh?Sam: He’s definitely off.Castiel: You know, I can hear you both. I am a celestial being. Dean: I saw you Zero Dark Thirty that demon. You were more than persuasive. Dean and Sam: Shut up Meg! Dean: Bottom line it for me, Bill Nye. Dean: Listen, I might not be able to carry the burden that comes along with these trials, but I can carry you.Sam: You know you just quoted Lord of the Rings, right?Dean: But it’s the Rudy hobbit! Rudy hobbit always gets a pass. Shut up. Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: The CW] You Might Also Like:Topanga's Revealing Lingerie Shoot: Hello '90s! 25 Stars Before They Were Famous
  • 'Grey's Anatomy': Sarah Drew Promises Meredith's Baby's Gender Will Be Revealed Tonight
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Mar 21, 2013
      Now that the doctors officially own the hospital on Grey's Anatomy, it’s time to reopen the ER under its new name, Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. And while the doctors on the board are concerned with the new struggles that come with owning a hospital, all Dr. April Kepner's (Sarah Drew) mind is elsewhere. "She’s just so relieved that the ER is back and up and running," Drew tells Hollywood.com. "[Tonight], we have the reveal of the new ER with all the Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital logos and we have a bunch of bright, shiny, new toys. So she’s super psyched about all the new stuff that this new regime has enabled to happen." Drew says April is lucky — she doesn’t have to worry about the business side of the hospital, unlike its new owners, who face some struggles opening Grey Sloan Memorial. "They are all very passionate people and particularly excited about their projects that they’re working on," Drew says. "They’re not as interested in the bureaucratic nonsense, like trying to push for funding and making the administrative decisions that need to be made. We’ll see them struggling with wanting to be who they feel they’re striving to be but also fill this role of hospital owners, which just makes everything more complex." It’s especially hard for Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams), who was appointed as head of the board by his own mother, much to the chagrin of the other, more experienced doctors. "It continues to be a difficult line for him to walk because he’s the youngest of the bunch and the newest of the bunch to the hospital," Drew says. "He spars a lot with Callie in particular over the next few episodes. But we’ll see him beginning to come into his own, take the reigns, and try to do the best he can possibly do given the circumstances." RELATED: 'Grey's Anatomy': April Kepner's New Boyfriend Is 'Practically Perfect' So how does his new leadership role affect April’s complicated relationship with Jackson? "They’ll always have some kind of magnetic draw to one another, but I don’t think April has ever been truly able to articulate how she feels about Jackson," Drew says. "She’s never actually told him how she feels about him. In her head, she thinks that he’s not the right fit for her. He doesn’t see the world the same way she does. But in her heart, she feels the opposite. She doesn’t know how to make her head and her heart communicate with each other. It’s hard." And now that born-again virgin April is getting serious with her new EMT boyfriend Matthew (Justin Bruening) — who she says is "just perfect in every way" — expect her past with Jackson to complicate her present. "April is in total distress after lying to Matthew [about being a virgin], plus she’s realizing that she really does miss sex. Quite a lot, actually," Drew teases. "She wants to have sex with Matthew but feels guilty for even wanting it, and doesn’t want to lose him. She’s in a whole new tizzy about that." Her confusion leads her to seek advice from an interesting source. "She goes to Meredith for advice which is a sort of ridiculous person to go to about that," Drew says. "Meredith is on the polar opposite spectrum about feeling guilty about sex, so that’s a pretty hilarious interchange."  It’s also bad timing for Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), since tonight’s episode, "Idle Hands," focuses on her anxieties about her pregnancy. "She’s dark and twisty as she’s been for nine seasons, so she’s imagining that everything that could potentially go wrong will go wrong," Drew says. "Like, 'What happens if my kid comes out with 10 legs and four hearts? What if my kid is an alien?' She’s dealing with a lot of fear." But tonight, Meredith and Derek (Patrick Dempsey) will have something to celebrate: "They do reveal the gender of the baby," Drew says. "But I can’t tell you what it is!" Grey's Anatomy airs Thursdays at 9 PM ET/PT on ABC. Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: Eric McCandles/ABC] You Might Also Like:Topanga's Revealing Lingerie Shoot: Hello '90s! 25 Stars Before They Were Famous
  • 'Arrow' Recap: A Nightclub Debut, A Psycho Ex-Girlfriend, and a Stabbing
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Mar 21, 2013
      All right, by show of hands, who else totally thought McKenna Hall wasn’t making it out of tonight’s Arrow alive? Yeah, I was one hundred percent convinced tonight would be the last we saw Oliver’s cop girlfriend. I was right, of course, but not in the way I thought. Here’s my thought process: Oliver and McKenna were happy, and they were making their relationship work. They’d been going out for two months now, slept together, and really worked as a couple – despite McKenna’s being on the task force hunting Oliver’s secret identity, of course. But they were doing good! So, natch, things were about to get ugly. But let’s back up a bit. First of all, I could hardly contain my glee when the previously on segment started. It’s been too long without a new Arrow for my liking, so I am so amped that we are about to get seven weeks straight of all-new episodes, kicking it off tonight with “The Huntress Returns.” There was a severe lack of salmon ladder for my taste, though. Other than that, tonight’s Arrow was stellar (check out my post mortem with the cast and producers here).  The title doesn’t lie: Helena Bertinelli is back, and she’s still on the warpath to find and kill her father (who, if you don’t remember, killed her fiancé). Since she’s been having difficulty getting to him in prison, she’s been killing off his employees to try to find a way to get to him. Thanks to her father’s attorney (RIP dude who I didn’t even bother to remember your name! Sorry ‘bout it!), she figured out a chance to kill him: take him out during his transfer from prison to witness protection. This would be her one and only chance to get to him, since he cut a deal and was giving up names to disappear into witness protection for the rest of his life. She couldn’t do this alone, though, so she turned to the only other person she knew who could help her: her ex, Oliver. When her feminine wiles didn’t convince him to help her kill her father, she relied on the next best thing: threatening his family. Baaaaad move, honey. The pure rage on Oliver’s face should have been warning enough to turn tail and run. RELATED: 'Arrow' Recap: Tommy Finds Out Oliver's Secret Identity! But before he could deal with Helena, Oliver had to focus on the opening of his nightclub. That’s right, Verdant is live! Kicking off the debut, Oliver got electronic dance music superstar Steve Aoki to play – since apparently Oliver dated his sister back in the day, ha! – but Oliver still hasn’t gotten the chance to talk with Tommy since he found out Oliver was the vigilante. Oliver seems happy that he can finally explain how and why he does what he does, but Tommy is having none of it. Not only can he not forgive Oliver lying to him, but the fact that he’s a murderer just isn’t flying. Tommy may be a playboy, a rich kid who only recently had to grow up and learn responsibility, but he’s a truly good person. Any explanation won’t matter to Tommy: “What’s the point? I wouldn’t believe a word of it anyway.” Ouch. This friendship is not in a good place. They put their differences aside for the opening of Verdant, though, and damn did they do a good job! That is one club I’d definitely frequent. Aoki’s killing it, Oliver’s family and girlfriend are all in attendance to show support, Moira is wondering what the hell kind of music is playing, Thea is drinking underage… it’s a party! So of course Helena decides to push Oliver even further by crashing the party and taking Tommy hostage in the secret Team Arrow lair underneath Verdant (surprise, Tommy! More secrets right underneath your nose!) and threatening to break his arm unless Oliver agreed to help her. This is where I truly felt bad for Tommy. The poor guy has never had to endure any real physical work or pain in his life, and he was in agony. When Helena finally let him go after Oliver agreed to help her, he just curled in a ball in pain. He’s only known Ollie’s secret for a short time and immediately he’s in danger. Now that Oliver reluctantly is helping Helena find and kill her father, they agree to catching him on the road, but there are two identical vans leaving the safe house – one’s a decoy. Oliver’s van was the decoy, and Helena is triumphant when she stops her van, but it turns out it was a police setup! She is pissed, and no doubt thinks Oliver set her up. Just when we thought Helena was going to give up Oliver’s name to the police, she just goads McKenna and Det. Lance until Oliver stages a rescue and gets her out of the police station. He thinks he’s convinced her to leave town, but unfortunately for Felicity Smoake, that’s not the case. Helena threatens Felicity until she hacks into the FBI database and gives Helena her father’s location. When Felicity called Diggle and Oliver after Helena left, they came racing over (though after Oliver got some sexytime in with McKenna), and I absolutely loved how protective they are of her. They both rushed in, weapons blazing, eyes wide to save her. That literally warmed my heart and made me smile. They really care about her! RELATED: 'Arrow' Recap: Welcome, Roy Harper! Oliver knows now that the only way to stop Helena is to kill her. He rushes over to Helena’s father’s safe house, and stops her from killing him. He shoots an arrow at her, and if she hadn’t jumped out of the way so fast she would have died. That’s when she realizes Oliver means business, and all bets are off. They fight, and Oliver gains the upper hand. But before he can get off another shot, McKenna bursts onto the scene, and this is when I knew something bad was going to happen. Helena grabs a gun and shoots McKenna! I thought McKenna was dead, but turns out Helena only shot her femur. She’s still alive, but her leg will take a year to recover with intense physical therapy. She’s moving to Coast City to live with her sister in the meantime, since Coast City apparently has the best physical therapy program. Oliver wants to do long distance but McKenna is done. She breaks up with Oliver, and that is the last we’ll see of McKenna Hall. I’m sad to see her go, since she really brought light into Ollie’s dark life, but at least she made it out alive! Silver lining. Another semi-good thing to come out of tonight’s episode is that Tommy is starting to understand Oliver a little better. After lying to Laurel all episode about why he was acting so distant (and why his arm was in a cast after his run-in with The Huntress), he gained some insight into how hard Oliver’s double life truly is. Tommy is ready to listen to Oliver, but he doesn’t like or agree with what Oliver is saying. Oliver knows he’ll never be happy if he’s alone, but he thinks his happiness isn’t what’s important right now. We don’t agree with that, Ollie! All we want is to see you smile! Meanwhile, Thea tried to get her friend Roy Harper a valet job at Verdant, but I agree with Roy: giving him the keys to stranger’s nice cars is maybe not the greatest idea. I mean, Thea did meet him after he tried to steal her purse, so… there’s that. But she gets Tommy to hire Roy anyway and is bummed when he doesn’t show up for his first day. When she goes to The Glades to confront him, she gets mugged and Roy saves her! This boy has got some serious moves. I think we might be seeing a little preview of his journey, since in the comics, Roy Harper is the Green Arrow’s sidekick. Another preview we may have seen: since Roy got stabbed, Thea took him to the hospital to get stitches and he freaked out when he saw a needle. In the comics, Roy Harper suffered through a major heroin addiction. Uh oh… In the meantime, Thea distracted him from the big, scary needle with a hot, surprising kiss. That would certainly take his mind off it! The Lances were having their own family drama tonight as well. Dinah Lance was still around after dropping her bombshell at the end of “Dead to Rights” – you know, that Laurel’s sister Sarah was still alive – and Laurel and Dinah ambushed Det. Lance with that story. I felt so bad for him in this scene. He had just spent two months getting the silent treatment from his daughter, and he thought she wanted to meet to forgive him. He apologized for using Laurel to get to the vigilante, and you could tell he was speaking from his heart. He truly meant what he said and really missed his daughter. But when his ex-wife came out of nowhere and he found out the real reason why they were there, he was just heartbroken. He didn’t want to live through losing his daughter yet again. He didn’t want to get up hope. They don’t even have any real proof, just an idea that Sarah could have been marooned on another island like Oliver was, plus a picture with the face obscured that a tourist took. Not much to go on, but Det. Lance relented by the end of the episode. The Lances are going to search for Sarah.   RELATED: 'Arrow' Recap: Nothing is Bred That is Weaker Than Man And in this week’s island flashbacks, Oliver began to truly impress Slade Wilson with his ideas and bravery. They decide to blow up the big missile launcher that Fyres has to prevent a war, but Oliver gets an idea to steal the launcher’s circuit board instead. That way, the launcher won’t work, and they can negotiate a trade: the circuit board for a way off the island. It will be interesting to see how this plays out (and when we'll meet our newest island ally) but I am definitely enjoying watching Oliver grow a spine and start to become the Arrow we know now. The best quotes from tonight's “The Huntress Returns:” Det. Lance: “You are quite the hunter, Ms. Bertinelli. Well, I guess I should make that ‘huntress.’” Slade, about the missile launcher: “We need to find out what Fyres is planning.”Oliver: “Wild guess? He’s planning on blowing something up.” Det. Lance, about The Huntress: “I’m busy. The Hood’s girlfriend’s back.” Server at Verdant, just as Oliver was about to join McKenna on the dance floor: “Sorry to bother you, Mr. Queen.”Oliver: “You’re timing’s perfect, I can’t dance.” Diggle, about Oliver killing The Huntress: “I think you would’ve killed her a long time ago if she looked like me instead of the T Mobile girl.” Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: The CW] You Might Also Like:Topanga's Revealing Lingerie Shoot: Hello '90s! 25 Stars Before They Were Famous
  • 'Arrow' Post Mortem: The Cast and Producers Reveal Dark Days Ahead
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Mar 20, 2013
      The long wait for a new episode of Arrow? Totally worth it — thanks to tonight's explosive, crazy, action-packed installment, "The Huntress Returns." We’ve got six more episodes left of the wildly-successful Season 1, and if you thought the action was going to slow down, you clearly don’t watch enough Arrow. "It's all going to come to a head," executive producer Andrew Kreisberg promises Hollywood.com. "Everything that you could want to happen and everything you think couldn’t possibly happen is going to happen. We just pitched it to the studio and the network and they’re still trying to pick their jaws up off the floor." As if we weren't already incredibly excited about the last third of Season 1.  In order to prepare for what is sure to be an epic ending to the freshman season, we spoke to the cast and producers about what to expect in the next six episodes. Here's what is on deck for Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), Team Arrow, and all our favorite Starling City residents as we gear up for a shocking season finale: RELATED: 'Arrow': Steve Aoki Promises a 'Raging, Crazy Party' and The Huntress Going Psycho Tommy’s In TroubleEver since Tommy (Colin Donnell) learned the truth about both his best friend and his father, he’s struggled with this new knowledge, and that won’t end anytime soon. "He’s not doing so well, honestly. Everything’s been thrown into total turmoil for him," Donnell tells Hollywood.com. "You can see the strain on the relationship between Oliver and Tommy. It puts everything into question for him." Knowing Oliver’s secret also creates some trouble in paradise for Tommy and Laurel’s relationship, which we began to see in tonight's episode. "It doesn't make his relationship with Laurel any easier, and the fact is it wasn't terribly easy to begin with," Donnell states. "We saw from her side that interacting with the vigilante and keeping it a secret from me already placed this strain on our relationship, and now there's another big secret. They've had such an open, very adult, honest relationship and now there’s a huge secret that has to be kept. And that's not good." Aside from his relationship with Laurel, Tommy’s friendship with Oliver is also in a very bad place. "Oliver is a killer now which, obviously, that's an issue for Tommy. Part of the strain that is on the relationship is because of what Oliver has become," Donnell explains. "But it's equal parts feeling betrayed as a friend and a brother and a confidante. Oliver was the one person that Tommy always went to for advice. Tommy always thought that Oliver would be there for him, and all of a sudden that’s not the case." And to find out that not only is your best friend a killer, but also your father? That would certainly throw a wrench into Tommy's newly-mended relationship with father Malcolm (John Barrowman) … or so one would think. "Tommy's pretty good at forgetting that people kill in front of him. The fact that there is a relationship again between Tommy and Malcolm kind of overshadows the fact that he saw his father doing what he did," Donnell says. "He's so consumed by almost losing his father, having him come back to life, and having him come back into his life. It is such a huge, good thing that it sort of overshadows what he saw Malcolm do." RELATED: 'Arrow': Stephen Amell Reveals the Aftermath of Tommy Finding Out Oliver's Secret Malcolm’s Mysterious MentorWe haven’t heard much about Malcolm Merlyn's years in Nanda Parbot — outside of the fact that he left after his wife's murder, learned how to fight from a mysterious mentor, and returned cold and distant towards his son. This sounded suspiciously like Yao Fei's mentorship to Oliver on the island, but when I brought up my hypothesis to executive producer Marc Guggenheim he – very gently but officially – shot it down. "We made a concrete decision in the first year not to tie the island mythology in with the present day mythology. We felt like that would be a little too coincidental," Guggenheim explains. "It's a good pitch, but no. The person who trained Malcolm, [the executive producers] know who that is, but you haven't met them yet. And you may not meet them for the first two seasons of the show." While he didn't give away much in terms of spoilers, Guggenheim did reveal if/when we will learn more about the identity of Malcolm's mentor and his years in Nanda Parbot. "It will be an ongoing mystery as to what happened in Nanda Parbot with Malcolm. We want to continue to delve into Malcolm's back story because I think people are interested in it and John Barrowman is a wonderful actor," Guggenheim says. "So assuming Malcolm survives Season one, we'll continue to explore what happened to him during those two years." RELATED: 'Arrow' Gets a New Island Ally Dark Days Ahead (and Behind) For DiggleDiggle (David Ramsey) may be the moral center of Team Arrow, but all that is about to change, thanks to the realization that Deadshot, aka the man who killed Diggle’s brother, is still alive. "Diggle is going to get on a blood quest. We haven't really seen Diggle like this before," Ramsey tells Hollywood.com. "Up until now Diggle has been the voice of reason and the moral authority, and he's been leading the hero to have a greater sense of morality in terms of killing. But all of that goes out the door for Diggle when he learns that Deadshot’s alive. He has to hear his own words regurgitated to him, in terms of is he making the right choices, is he making the right decision, et cetera. And there will be collateral damage for that quest." Along with his darker future, we will also learn some shocking things about Diggle's past. "You're going to see some of his other past come up and Diggle isn't as straight and clean as we all think," Ramsey reveals. "There's a history there and we’re going to see some of it." More Slade WilsonA huge congratulations is in order for the newly-promoted series regular Manu Bennett as island badass Slade Wilson. Bennett's news joins the already announced series regular promotions of Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoake and Colton Haynes as Roy Harper. Clearly, the Arrow bosses listen to what the fans want, because we just can't get enough of Slade, Felicity, and Roy!  Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: Jack Rowand/The CW] You Might Also Like:Topanga's Revealing Lingerie Shoot: Hello '90s! 25 Stars Before They Were Famous
  • Trouble's Coming To 'Suburgatory': Jeremy Sisto Warns 'Everyone Is a Mess'
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Mar 20, 2013
      It’s George’s birthday tonight on Suburgatory, but not everyone is having a happy celebration. That’s right, trouble’s coming to our favorite Chatswin residents, in both their relationships with their significant others and their families. Father of the year Jeremy Sisto chatted with Hollywood.com (while his adorable daughter was chiming in in the background) about the dark times ahead for George, Dallas (Cheryl Hines), Tessa (Jane Levy), Dalia (Carly Chaikin), and Noah (Alan Tudyk)… as well as an amazing, can’t-miss musical moment coming at the end of tonight’s episode. Seriously, you really don’t want to miss this. “It’s my birthday, and Dallas gets me this present that I think is just completely wrong," Sisto tells Hollywood.com. "It’s hideous, but it’s fine because the thing that George finds endearing is how she tries and fails. But she gets hurt when he gets really moved by Tessa’s gift — she framed something from back in the time when I was still with Tessa’s mom. Dallas has insecurities that I’ll never feel as strongly [about her] as I felt about Tessa’s mom. George probably feels that way too some degree, so she’s hurt.” And that’s how this memorable musical moment comes into play. “I try to cheer her up," Sisto says. "Earlier in the episode, I asked if there was any song I could play her, and she says R. Kelly’s 'Bump and Grind'... I learn the song and I perform it for her at this deli, so I’m looking forward to seeing that myself.” But that might be the only happy moment we see for awhile, as drama is about to unfold for everyone. "[Tessa and George] end [the season] very poorly," Sisto says. "I plan to move in with Dallas and Dalia, [and] there is this rivalry between [Tessa] and Dalia. They get into a crazy physical fight.” RELATED: 'Suburgatory': Is Yoni Gone For Good?  We’ve seen Dalia and Tessa throw verbal punches in the past, but what could possibly bring them to physical blows? “Dalia does something that in turn breaks Tessa and Ryan up, so Tessa’s got a real bone to pick with her,” Sisto says. “They eventually get into a huge fight, and that’s when I tell her, 'Oh, by the way, you’re going to be living together...' She refuses to do it. She goes into the city to find her mom, and her mom has actually moved into the Chatswin area just in case [Tessa] wanted to develop a relationship.” While we’re excited to see the return of Malin Ackerman as Tessa’s absent mother, could we really be seeing the end of Tessa and Ryan? Say it ain’t so! “[The breakup] was going to happen anyway, since he’s going away to college and they weren’t going to do long distance,” Sisto says. “I think Tessa is coming to terms with the fact that this isn’t the guy that she’s going to be with forever. She has to let him go, but she doesn’t want to do it yet. And that’s when Dalia just rushes things along.” Dalia is also facing some dark times ahead, especially when we find out her deep, dark secret. “Dalia’s a hoarder!” Sisto says. “We’ve seen her as vapid and vacant of human emotion, [but] what we see this season more and more is how deep that goes.” But the person having the most issues is Noah. “Everyone’s a mess, but he’s a real mess," Sisto says. "He left his wife for his nanny, but she doesn’t want to be with him, and now he’s got to be this single dad and he has no idea how to do it.” And Noah will not be catching any breaks anytime soon. “His daughter comes back, and you come to understand that they’ve never been alone in a room together," Sisto says. "There is just no relationship between [them], and we peek into that. We will watch him unravel." Poor guy!  Watch Suburgatory on Wednesdays at 9:30 PM ET/PT on ABC. Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: ABC/Adam Taylor] You Might Also Like:Topanga's Revealing Lingerie Shoot: Hello '90s! 25 Stars Before They Were Famous
  • 'Arrow': Steve Aoki Promises a 'Raging, Crazy Party' and the Huntress Going Psycho
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Mar 19, 2013
      The wait is almost over: an all-new Arrow airs tomorrow night and electronic dance music superstar Steve Aoki helps kick off the explosive return in style. In “The Huntress Returns,” Oliver and Tommy are finally ready to open their nightclub Verdant. How else would Starling City’s premiere club debut than with the help of a globally famous DJ? “My role in the episode is that I’m the DJ that’s debuting Oliver’s club, but the Huntress makes her debut again,” Aoki tells Hollywood.com. “She comes back on the show and just f***s with everyone. She f***s with all the characters and we have a raging, crazy party.” Getting Aoki to play the club opening is a milestone achievement, both for Tommy and the man who plays him, Colin Donnell. “Getting Steve Aoki to come and shoot on set and getting to hang out with him, it’s incredible — personally, a Colin Donnell-geeked out moment,” Donnell tells Hollywood.com. “In terms of the show, it’s a crowning achievement for Tommy. He’s become a success on his own through the opening of the nightclub. By that same token it’s going to be tainted. It already is. His business partner and best friend has concealed a ton and he doesn’t know how to be around him.” RELATED: 'Arrow' Star Stephen Amell Reveals the Aftermath Of Tommy Finding Out Oliver's Secret Donnell is of course referring to the big reveal in “Dead to Rights,” when Tommy found out Oliver was the vigilante. Immediately, that knowledge is going to cause some (figuratively and literally) painful issues for Tommy. “He’s going to find out what’s actually laying beneath the night club,” Donnell reveals, referring to Oliver’s Team Arrow headquarters. “And that’s not necessarily a good thing.” Let’s just say that The Huntress isn’t exactly going to get along with Tommy… or Oliver, for that matter.  “[The Huntress] is still after her father, who murdered her fiancé, and Oliver is now dating McKenna Hall," executive producer Andrew Kreisberg reveals. "So what happens when you’ve finally met the right girl and you’re dating and everything’s happy, but your psycho ex-girlfriend comes back? There are crossbows and arrows and explosions and car chases but at the end of the day it’s the emotionality between the characters that really puts Oliver in a bind because he does still have feelings for her, but at the same time she’s making some questionable choices that will force him to act.” To prepare yourself for tomorrow’s action-packed episode, Aoki recommends that you listen to his most popular songs if you haven’t heard his music before: "Turbulence," "No Beef," and his remix of "Pursuit of Happiness." “Those are my really big, more popular songs, but the songs I’m playing in the show are new,” Aoki reveals. “They’re underground records that I put out on my label that just came out two months ago. 'Singularity' and 'Transcend.'” While Aoki plays the nightclub’s opening on the show, he admits that filming his scenes wasn’t like being at one of his concerts in real life. “It definitely wasn’t like playing a show. I had to kind of direct the crowd in front of me to make it look more real,” Aoki says. “At the beginning they were holding up cocktail glasses and I was like, ‘That can’t happen. You’ve got to put that down, you’ve got to get alive and throw your arms up and jump around!’ And then it feels right. When you’re doing something like that it’s hard to really get into the moment if you’re not an actor. So I just had to reenact what I needed to feel to have the crowd be more engaged.” RELATED: 'Arrow' Gets a New Island Ally Another reason his cameo wasn’t like one of his shows was because it was lacking two of the three Aoki staples: throwing a cake at someone in the crowd, white raver rafting (crowd surfing in a raft), and doing his infamous Aoki jump. “No caking, no white raver rafting, but I did the Aoki jump with Oliver [Stephen Amell],” Aoki says. “It didn’t make it on the show, but I posted it online. It was cool.” Since this was Aoki’s TV debut, he had no idea what to expect going in. “I didn’t really go in there with expectations of how people would be, and there was just no pretension. At all,” Aoki says. “All the people were just really cool. I was surprised that they even knew who I was. I know what it’s like to be in this world where you don’t know what’s going on in different areas, like dance music or something. But some of the other characters that weren’t on that episode, the other actors came out and all wanted to say hi and take pictures and stuff. It was really cool.” If you still need convincing to tune in tomorrow night, Aoki sums up the episode best: “We party, we go crazy, and the Huntress f***s my s*** up.” Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: Jack Rowand/The CW; Instagram] You Might Also Like:Topanga's Revealing Lingerie Shoot: Hello '90s! 25 Stars Before They Were Famous
  • 'The Host' Live Webcast: See and Hear the Stars at the World Premiere Red Carpet
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Mar 19, 2013
      What if everything you love was taken from you in the blink of an eye? The next epic love story from Stephenie Meyer, The Host, is about an alien invasion that threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories. Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan) must risk everything to protect the people she cares most about — Jared (Max Irons), Ian (Jake Abel), her brother Jamie (Chandler Canterbury) and her Uncle Jeb (William Hurt), proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world.  RELATED: Watch Hollywood.com's 'Host' TV Spot Exclusive Hollywood.com's partners over at Celebuzz will be hosting the exclusive live webcast of the red carpet premiere of Meyer's new film The Host. On Tuesday, March 19, beginning at 9:30 PM ET/6:30 PM PT, Celebuzz will be speaking with The Host stars Ronan, Irons, Abel, and Diane Kruger, as well as the mind behind the story, Meyer herself, among other special guests. Fans can even get their questions about the movie answered by the cast live on-air and be entered to win prizes by tweeting to Celebuzz using the hashtag #TheHostLive.  Watch all the action on the red carpet, streaming live from the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, right here: The Host hits theaters March 29, 2013. Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: Alan Markfield/Open Road Films] You Might Also Like:15 Oscar-Winning Nude ScenesYoung Jack Black Is Totally Unrecognizable
  • Why Is 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' Getting a Sequel?
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Mar 18, 2013
      The question on your mind following Paramount and MGM's confirmation that they're planning a Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters sequel was probably something like "Why?!" or "Really?!" The fairy tale action movie grossed just $54 million domestically on a reported $50 million budget. How could that be even remotely lucrative for the studios? Thank the rest of the world for that greenlight, because although the movie didn't make much of a profit in the States, it was very successful overseas. The movie business is "truly globally dependent," says Paul Dergarabedian, President of Hollywood.com's Box Office Division. "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters barely broke even in North America with a domestic gross just north of the reported budget," Dergarabedian says. "However, the overseas markets ate it up, grossing about three times the North American gross with $150 million generated in the international territories for a profit-making worldwide total of $205 million. This is becoming an increasingly common phenomenon and those scratching their heads wondering why the heck some of these sequels are being made need only look at the global results for the answer." RELATED: 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' Review Dergarabedian continues: "I think most people expect sequels to spawn only from gigantic hit movies, and when movies that gross in the middle range get sequels it’s a surprise," he says. The best examples of this phenomenon are the sequels/franchises of Alien Vs. Predator and The Transporter. When AVP: Alien Vs. Predator hit theaters in 2004, the film took in slightly more than $80 million domestically on a $70 million production budget. And yet its sequel, Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem, was greenlit based on its worldwide gross of over $172 million. The Transporter opened in 2002 and earned $25 million domestically, only slightly more than the $21 million production budget. But again, thanks to the worldwide box office earnings of just under $44 million, two more films were greenlit and made the franchise a trilogy.  So, if you're trying to blame America for another crappy movie, save your accusations for the rest of the world. And on behalf of America, thank you, rest of the world, for forcing Jeremy Renner to kick some more on-screen ass for our viewing pleasure. Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures] You Might Also Like:15 Oscar-Winning Nude ScenesYoung Jack Black Is Totally Unrecognizable