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 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.
  • 'Cult' Moves to Fridays: Why This Is Actually a Good Idea for The CW
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Feb 27, 2013
    Just two episodes into its first season, The CW's mysterious new psychological drama Cult is moving to a new night. Beginning March 8, Cult's time slot will move from Tuesdays after heartwarming small-town medical drama Hart of Dixie to Friday nights following spy thriller Nikita. The dark, moody Cult follows investigative journalist Jeff Sefton (The Vampire Diaries' Matt Davis) as he searches for his missing brother and in turn uncovers the dark underworld of the TV show (within the show) Cult, with which his brother was obsessed.  The series also stars Jessica Lucas as Skye Yarrow, the intrepid Cult research assistant who helps Jeff with his investigation, Alona Tal as the show-within-the-show's cop (and the actress who plays her), and Robert Knepper as the show-within-the-show's dastardly cult leader Billy Grimm (and the actor who playis him). RELATED: 'Cult' Stars Explain Their Confusing (and Intriguing) New Show While one could view the move as a death sentence for a show struggling to get ratings — Friday night moves usually means a cancelation is not too far in the future — in actuality, this is a smart move on The CW's part. When it aired on Tuesday nights, Cult's lead-in was the could-not-be-more-opposite Hart of Dixie. Cult is a dark, edgy thriller, while Hart of Dixie is a fun, light (although sometimes heartbreaking) Southern charmer. The pairing of the two shows never quite made sense. Now, with Cult's move to Friday nights, it will follow the equally dark drama Nikita, the show about a secret government organization of assassins. The vibe and subject matter are much more in Cult's wheelhouse than life in Bluebell, Alabama. Perhaps this move will actually end up garnering a ratings increase for Cult. Encore episodes of CW series will take over the Tuesday 9 PM ET/PT timeslot, beginning with Beauty and the Beast on March 5. Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: Liane Hentscher/The CW] From Our Partners:25 Most Scandalous Celeb Twitpics (Vh1)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • 'Supernatural' Recap: Angry Gods Are the Least of Sam and Dean's Problems Now
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Feb 27, 2013
      When we left off last week on Supernatural, something was seriously wrong with Sam as a result of him being the one to take the trials to close the gates of hell. He was coughing up blood, and -- worst of all -- hiding it from Dean. While I was anxious to find out more about what’s going on with Sam, tonight’s focus was more on the case of the week rather than the overarching mythology of Season 8. Things were put on pause... until the final minutes. But we’ll get to that. “Remember the Titans” opened up on the worst kind of monster: a human being who was drinking while driving. That is a new low. Seriously, put down the beer, pull over, and sleep it off until morning or else something bad is going to happen... yup, something bad happened. The guy hit a man walking on the side of the road, and then he just left him there to die. What a terrible, rotten human being! Lucky for him, the random man didn’t actually die. Well, he did, but after about eight hours he came back to life! Time to call in the Winchesters, who were sitting cozy in the Men of Letters lair. Sam was still coughing up blood and hiding it from Dean: not a good sign. Clearly, something is wrong here. But since Dean has no idea, it’s off to deal with a new case while Kevin still figures out the next trial and Cas is still M.I.A. Thank goodness for random zombie sightings, right? RELATED: 'Supernatural' Recap: Sam Makes a Huge Mistake... Again When the John Doe suddenly sat up, Sam and Dean knew they were dealing with something other than a zombie. But when all their usual tests came up negative, they were at a loss as to what exactly they were dealing with. Turns out, Shane (the John Doe couldn’t remember his real name so he calls himself that) dies every day, and comes back to life every day. It’s been this way for as long as he can remember, which is a couple years.  Later that night, a random girl with some badass fighting moves attacks Shane, and seems disappointed that he didn’t recognize her. And while Sam and Dean wait for Shane to wake up from death again, another woman, Haley, shows up at their door, this time with a little boy with her. Turns out, Shane and Haley met during an avalanche (the same one at the beginning of Shane’s memory), and hooked up, but when Haley saw him die and wake up she freaked and ran. Nine months later, of course, her little son arrived.  When Haley saw Shane’s photo in the paper she knew she had to come and find him again. Unfortunately, what happens to Shane every day is also happening to their son. Haley needed to figure out what exactly was going on and how to stop it.  RELATED: 'Supernatural' Recap: God's SATs Bring Out Dean's Depressing Truth After some extensive research, Sam and Dean figure out what Shane’s issue is: he’s a god! Specifically, Prometheus, the man who stole fire from Olympus to give to man. Zeus punished Prometheus by chaining him to the top of a mountain and making him experience death everyday. No one realized that the curse would be passed on to his children, because no one thought Prometheus would have the chance to have children. Sam and Dean know the only way to undo the curse Zeus created was to have Zeus take it away. That’s right, it’s time to summon a god! The plan was to summon Zeus, trap him and work him over until he undoes the curse, and if he doesn’t then they would kill him and hopefully the curse dies with him. Haley was understandably freaked out at the task before them, but Dean assured her they knew what they were doing. Thanks to the Men of Letters journals, they had expertise on their side. The look of pride on Dean’s face when he bragged about being a MoL legacy was so precious. Dean’s never really had anything to be proud of before, and he’s over the moon! Of course, when it comes down to it, nothing goes as planned. Though Sam and Dean and Prometheus did summon and trap Zeus, Haley lets him out after he promises to fix her son. But duh, he was lying. Zeus was happy that his curse on Prometheus transferred to his son, since that would punish Prometheus even more. What a douche!  RELATED: 'Supernatural' Recap: Dean's Gay Thing, Sam's Geek Thing The woman who attacked Prometheus earlier shows up: turns out she is Artemis, Goddess Hunters, aka Zeus’s daughter. She takes Sam and Dean away while Zeus deals with Prometheus, Haley, and their son, but Sam takes a risk and tries to get under Artemis’s skin. How does he do that? Girl talk, of course! Sam correctly guessed that Artemis fell in love with Prometheus, and Sam lied and said Prometheus loved her too. That motivated her to try and save Prometheus from her father, who blamed Prometheus for humans forgetting about the gods. Artemis tried to save Prometheus from Zeus’s torture, but her arrow almost hit Prometheus’s son. Prometheus stepped in front of the arrow, and since this was Artemis’s weapon, he wouldn’t wake up again. Her weapons kill immortals. Prometheus realized this, and pushed the arrow even deeper into himself so it went through his back and into Zeus. That’s what I call a god shish kebob, y’all!  Both Zeus and Prometheus died for a final time. Haley’s son’s curse was lifted, and they could go on living their lives. The same could not be said for Sam and Dean though. Sam realized that by going through these trials, he wouldn’t come out unscathed as he previously thought (uh, you think the whole coughing-up-blood thing tipped him off?). Even just being in the life of a hunter meant you were going to die early and probably bloody. He told Dean he accepted that, but Dean was not too thrilled to hear it. So he did the only thing he had left to do: he prayed for Cas. RELATED: 'Supernatural' Boss on Henry Winchester's [SPOILER] and the Men of Letters This is when my heart broke. We know, and Sam and Dean know, that something is seriously wrong with Cas at the moment. Dean knows that Cas really can’t help him but he prays to him anyway. Dean asked Cas to look after Sam and help them out, even though he knew he wouldn’t give an answer. Dean really was all alone in this: trying to close the gates of hell while simultaneously saving his brother. The look on his face while he talked to the dark, empty room showed that Dean was realizing this. The last words he spoke sent chills down my spine, “Where the hell are you, man?” And just like that, any good feelings I had about the Winchester’s possible futures were dashed.  The best quotes from “Remember the Titans”: Jack the state trooper: Since when do the feds start tracking zombie activity?Dean: We don’t track zombie activity because there are no zombies.  Dean: If things go all Dawn of the Dead on us, you’ll be our first call.Jack: Boys, aim for the head.  Dean: What are you, a real life Kenny?Shane/Prometheus: Who? No, my name’s Shane. Dean, while waiting for Shane/Prometheus to wake up: I feel like I’m sitting shiva.Sam: That’s not, uh, never mind. Dean, showing a picture of Prometheus to Prometheus: This is an eagle chowing down on your intestines. You don’t remember that.Prometheus: No... Dean: Here we go.Sam: What’d you get?Dean: Dragon penis. Sam: You pretty much saved the whole world.Prometheus: Yeah I guess, but none of that means anything unless I can save my son.  Dean: Really Sam? You’re trash talking a god?!? Seriously?!? Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: Cate Cameron/The CW] From Our Partners:25 Most Scandalous Celeb Twitpics (Vh1)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • Chris Cooper Joins 'Amazing Spider-Man 2': Who Is He Playing?
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Feb 27, 2013
    Chris Cooper has just joined Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2. He will play the character of Norman Osborn, adding to the already lengthy list of villains, THR reports. Osborn is the alter ego of Green Goblin – who was played by Willem Dafoe in the original Spider-Man movies franchise – though it is unclear whether Cooper will portray that evolution into a villain in this film or in an upcoming sequel. Osborn starts out as a mentor to Spider-Man before turning bad. But even without Osborn as Green Goblin, there are already two other villains confirmed for The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Jamie Foxx as Electro and Paul Giamatti as The Rhino. RELATED: See Spidey's Shiney New Suit and First 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Set Shots Along with Foxx and Giamatti, Cooper joins Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone as they reprise their roles as Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy, along with newcomers Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Parker, Dane DeHaan as Norman's son Harry Osborn, and Felicity Jones, though her character has not yet been revealed. The speculation on who Jones will be playing is Felicia Hardy, and possibly Hardy's alter ego, The Black Cat. In the sequel, Peter Parker's life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen, high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn't forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that's a promise he just can't keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro, emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn, returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past. RELATED: 'Venom' Movie May Tie Into 'Amazing Spider-man' Avengers-Style — Exclusive Webb will return to direct, with Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach producing. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set to hit theaters in 3D on May 2, 2014.  Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: Wenn] From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing See-Through Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • 'Hart of Dixie': Was Wade's [SPOILER] Believable?
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Feb 27, 2013
    Major spoilers below if you haven't seen Tuesday night's Hart of Dixie, "Where I Lead Me." Read at your own risk! We knew it from the moment Wade Kinsella (Wilson Bethel) walked out of the bar with a random girl on last week's Hart of Dixie: he cheated on his girlfriend, Zoey Hart (Rachel Bilson). Sure, we held out hope all week long, thinking that maybe, just maybe, he didn't go through with it. Maybe he really had changed enough to stop things before they started with that rando. Because surely, after trying so hard for one and a half seasons to get Zoey, he wouldn't screw things up so royally in just one night, right? Wrong. As we and Zoey found out on tonight's Hart of Dixie, Wade truly did cheat on her. Sure, he was drunk and disappointed from his loss at Battle of the Bands, but his infidelity was inexcusable. It was the one thing Zoey couldn't and wouldn't forgive. And with that one terrible choice, Wade and Zoey were no more.  It was the breakup heard 'round the internet. Fans all over were crying foul, lamenting that Wade's choice was out of the blue and out of character. He had been evolving as a person throughout the series, starting off as a drunk, lazy jerk who self-sabotaged anytime he was close to success. And over the past season and a half, he became a better person, working towards a brighter future (opening his own bar). He became a good boyfriend to Zoey after working so hard to win her over from George Tucker (Scott Porter). Wade and Zoey were even getting close to trading "I love you's," and then he would just turn around and destroy everything in one move? So unlike him! RELATED: 'Hart of Dixie' Meets 'The Walking Dead'? But wait, that actually sounds exactly like him. This is Wade Kinsella we're talking about. The ultimate ladies man, the liar and the jerk who will self-sabotage any chance he gets at coming close to happiness. Sure, he has been evolving as a person, but that doesn't mean he's perfect. This was totally realistic and in the realm of who Wade is. He had a wonderful girlfriend, he was so close to winning Battle of the Bands with George as his lead singer, and when Zoey emphasized how important the battle was (the cash prize would mean Wade could open his bar), he choked under the pressure. He kicked George out of his band, got drunk before the performance, and lost the battle. The money was gone. The opportunity to open his future bar was gone. The only thing Wade had left was his relationship with Zoey, and that was getting too close to perfect. So he did the only thing he knew how: he self-sabotaged. He found a random girl and left the bar with her. Sure, he was drunk and it may have meant nothing like he told Zoey, but it was still his move to make. He may have been growing as a person, but he was still flawed. And this mistake was unsurprising. Incredibly sad and heartbreaking, yes, but still in his character.  RELATED: 'Hart of Dixie' Showrunner on Zoe and George: 'That Might Not Happen... And That's Okay' We've always known Wade to be a deeply troubled guy. He has major father issues, and he hasn't had a good relationship in his life besides his marriage to Tansy, which we can all agree was not a healthy or stable one. So to come so close to achieving his dreams in one night was too much for him, and his resulting freakout reverted him back to who he used to be. That's extremely realistic, and I'm actually quite impressed that the writers chose to go this route. In life, you could be the most upstanding person, always making the right choices, but it's that one big mistake that can completely unravel your relationships and ruin your life. That one terrible choice that you can't take back or make right, no matter what you do or how hard you try. That's real. We all wanted Zoey and Wade to have a happily ever after with Wade as the white knight, the perfect prince, but the truth is he is far from the good guy. He's definitely trying to be better, but he is still learning and making mistakes. I can only hope he learns from this one, and instead of dwelling on it, he can move on and keep on improving himself. Although I'm pretty sure this is the definitive end to Wade and Zoey, the couple (excuse me while I go cry myself to sleep). Zoey will never forgive Wade for his infidelity. She very clearly stated that this was the only thing she could never accept. And that's exactly the reason why he drunkenly did it. He cheated because it was the only way to totally destroy his relationship.  Mission accomplished.  Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: Greg Gayne/The CW] From Our Partners:25 Most Scandalous Celeb Twitpics (Vh1)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • Jason Segel and Michelle Williams Split: Why Do We Care So Much?
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Feb 26, 2013
      Prepare your best mourning flannel: Hipster couple from heaven Michelle Williams and Jason Segel have broken up. The pair split earlier this month, Us Weekly reports. The Oz the Great and Powerful actress, 32, and the How I Met Your Mother star, 33, apparently ended their relationship quietly after the long-distance thing proved to be too much (Williams lives in New York with daughter Matilda, 7, while Segel lives in Los Angeles, where HIMYM films).  The first reaction I had to hearing this news? Instant sadness, akin to when comedy's First Couple, Will Arnett and Amy Poehler, announced their divorce. My heart was crushed, my soul was torn in two. I just wanted to curl up in a ball and eat chocolate, chugging wine until it was socially acceptable to go to sleep (so, like, 8:30 PM, right?). I imagine people all over felt the same way (admit it, you're crying right now, aren't you?). RELATED: Amy Poehler and Will Arnett Split: How Can We Process This? But my second reaction was a lot more sobering: Wait, why do I care so much? I have never met either of these people. I have no idea what they're truly like as human beings. Why in the world am I so invested in the love lives of two complete strangers? Sure, it's acceptable to feel some empathy for the heartbreak that two human beings are feeling right now, somewhere in the world, but why am I so emotionally affected by this news? Oh yeah, that's right: because if these two seemingly perfect (both individually and for each other), gorgeous, amazing people can't find love, then what chance do the rest of us normal, lesser beings have? Zero, in case you couldn't figure that out on your own. We stand no chance. If Jen Lindley and Marshall Erickson can't make it, then no one can. Commence chocolate eating and wine guzzling. I'll be under my desk if you need me. Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: Sharpshooter Images/Splash News] From Our Partners:25 Most Scandalous Celeb Twitpics (Vh1)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • Holy Crap! Kathy Bates May Join Next Season of 'American Horror Story'
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Feb 26, 2013
    Kathy Bates is in talks to join Season 3 of American Horror Story. She is nearing a deal that will pit her against Jessica Lange’s character on the FX horror show, TVLine reports. If the Oscar winner does the smart thing and joins the revamped season, she will play Lange's best-friend-turned-nemesis. Lange, the resident scene-chewer in the series, will play a “glamour cat leading lady,” according to series co-creater Ryan Murphy. Can you imagine the high-caliber bitch-off we'll see between these two? And no doubt Bates will bring a certain spook factor of her own to the show, especially considering Misery still gives us nightmares. RELATED: 'American Horror Story' Season 3 Scoop: Horror Comedy 'Crafted Around' Jessica Lange After the first season of the hit FX show, Murphy said that each season will be a totally different story using some of the same actors, but it different roles. While other details on Season 3 remain secret, Murphy previously revealed that it will be "more historical in nature" and take place in modern day, unlike last season which was set mostly in the '60s. But just like past seasons, we will see different "time periods" and "there [will] also be different cities." Other returning favorites are Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Taissa Farmiga and Bates’ former Six Feet Under bestie Frances Conroy. While the deal (with the devil) hasn't been signed, you know that I'll be sacrificing virgins to Satan (or Ryan Murphy, same thing) to make it come true.  Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: KM/FameFlynet] From Our Partners:25 Most Scandalous Celeb Twitpics (Vh1)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • Good News, 'Nice Guys' of the Internet! 'Friend Zone' Added to Oxford English Dictionaries
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Feb 26, 2013
      Oh man, you know what's the worst? When that hottie you work with totally isn't into you. But it's definitely not your fault, bro. You're awesome, and she would so be into you if only you weren't in the friend zone! And isn't that the worst?  The term "friend zone," which refers to the commonplace phenomenon of one individual insisting on a platonic relationship when the other individual wants something more, has as of late been bastardized by the Internet. It has become an excuse for people who just can't process the idea that the object of their affections might just not be into them. But this February, we take a step forward in reclaiming the expression's true meaning, as it makes the move from Urban Dictionary to the Oxford English Dictionaries.  Recently, the "friend zone" has been kidnapped by the Internet's "nice guys." You know, men who are just so nice to their lady friends. Men who listen to their gal pals' problems, never takes advantage of them, and would never dream of cheating on them, and are angered by the fact that, for some reason, those women don't feel obligated to sleep with him. What's the use of being nice if you don't get sex in return? Thanks to the magic of the Internet, these guys can voice their sexist opinions as often and as loudly as they wants while still sitting safely in their rooms, faces awash in the glow of their monitors. They're "nice guys" and they have completely hijacked the use of the term "friend zone," for better or for worse (well, just for worse). RELATED: 'Women of LA' Video Gets the Shaming It Deserves But the Oxford Dictionaries have come to the handy term's rescue! They've officially added "friend zone" — along with other internet-born words like "GIF," "tweetable," and "dumphone" — to their roster of legitimate words. The official definition of friend zone is as follows: n. informal. a situation in which a platonic relationship exists between two people, one of whom has an undeclared romantic or sexual interest in the other:i.e. I always wind up in the friend zone, watching them pursue other guys Maybe now that Oxford Dictionaries has legitimized the term, we can take back it back from the "nice guys" and return it to the hands of those poor guys and gals who are forced to suffer in silence as they listen to their crush talk endlessly about all of his or her loves. And maybe "nice guys" can actually become nice guys again. One can only hope, right? Follow Sydney on Twitter @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: Getty Images] From Our Partners:25 Most Scandalous Celeb Twitpics (Vh1)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's Naked Magazine May Traumatize Their Unborn Child
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Feb 25, 2013
    It seems like every mother's mission in life is to forever embarass her kid — Hi mom! I love you! — but Kim Kardashian has taken that mandate one step further. The reality star, who has made a career out of simply being famous, and her baby daddy, Kanye West, decided it was a fantastic idea to pose nude, faux-mid-coitus, on a French magazine cover. And said magazine thought it was a fantastic idea to actually let them! And so, the horrendous nightmare above was allowed to come to fruition. Congratulations, L'Officiel Hommes, you have just fed the ever-growing fire that is Kimye.  As soon as you're finished vomiting out of disgust (go ahead, we'll wait...), let's all take a moment of silence for the dignity of both Kardashian, West, and their unborn fetus. I mean, seriously? Who thought this was a good idea? True, Kardashian did get her "career" started via a sex tape (and maybe that's all she's good at?), but this is just all kinds of wrong. RELATED: Will Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries Divorce Before Baby Kimye Is Born? Naked pregnant women portraits are classy in the eyes of some, tacky in the eyes of others, but this is a whole new level of terrible. There's no ambiguity here — Kardashian and West are simulating having sex, and that's some declasse stuff right there. Were they going for a, "Hey [insert son or daughter's name here], this is how you were made!" kind of statement? That's like telling someone to imagine their grandparents going at it. You just. Don't. Do. That. You could rant on and on about how this is just Kardashian's latest ploy at getting attention (because, duh, it is), but that's what the entirety of her career is based on. Haven't we spent enough time debating why on Earth she's famous and why she's able to make insane amounts of money for doing pretty much nothing? It's not like anything will change. She'll just keep doing stunts like the above photo, and we'll just keep writing about them. The cycle never ends. Let's just hope for her unborn baby's sake that he or she never learns how to use Google. Poor thing.  Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: L'Officiel Hommes] From Our Partners:25 Most Scandalous Celeb Twitpics (Vh1)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • Andy Samberg Engaged to Joanna Newsom
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Feb 25, 2013
      That wasn't a d**k in a box, it was a ring! Comedian Andy Samberg just got engaged to Joanna Newsom (and no, she didn't throw the ring on the ground). A rep for the Saturday Night Live alum and Lonely Island member confirmed to Us Weekly that the 34-year-old is getting married to his singer-songwriter girlfriend, 31. They have been dating for five years.  Samberg was into Newsom even before they met through mutual friends. "He liked her music and would go to her shows," a friend of Samberg's told the mag last year. "He had the biggest crush on her." The feelings were mutual for Newsom, as well. "She respects what he does with his songs," the friend said. "She's so proud of everything that he has accomplished [with Lonely Island]." RELATED: Andy Samberg Teams with 'Parks and Rec' EPs for Fox Pilot reached out for comment but did not immediately get a response. Now that Samberg is headed down the aisle, maybe this will inspire new material for Lonely Island. Perhaps some marital sketches and songs? We know Samberg can put a new spin on old romance, thanks to his unforgettable "Mother Lover" collaboration/sequel to "D**k in a Box" with his recently married friend Justin Timberlake: Even a celebratory "I Just Got Engaged" video in the same vein as "I Just Had Sex" would be awesome: But we hope Samberg doesn't get any ideas about recreating "The Golden Rule"... we still have nightmares about that one.  Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage] From Our Partners:25 Most Scandalous Celeb Twitpics (Vh1)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • Kodi Smit-McPhee To Fight Damn Dirty Apes in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Feb 22, 2013
    Australian actor Kodi Smit-McPhee has just landed one of the leads in Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, the sequel to the prequel Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, Deadline reports. The actor will be directed by Cloverfield's Matt Reeves, who also directed Smit-McPhee in Let Me In. Smit-McPhee joins previously announced male lead Jason Clarke. No word yet on who both actors will be playing, but it seems safe to assume that they'll make up the human side of the conflict with the damn, dirty apes. RELATED: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Monkey-Lover Jason Clarke Joins 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' The second chapter of the Planet of the Apes reboot series will chronicle hyper-intelligent ape Caesar's (a motion-captured Andy Serkis) journey to ultimate world domination. The sequel will be set 15 years after the original and focus on two story threads: one involving the humans and their fight to stay alive amidst a ravenous plague, and Caesar's own struggle to lead his fellow apes.  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is set to hit theaters May 23, 2014. Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: FayesVision/Wenn] From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing See-Through Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)