Saturday, July 13, 2013

R.I.P Cory Monteith

Cory Monteith, Vancouver actor, who played Finn on Glee, was found dead today in a Vancouver hotel. He had checked in on July 6, and was scheduled to check-out today, however, when he did not, hotel staff checked on him and called emergency vehicles who declared him deceased when they arrived on the scene. No further details have been released. All news sources have the story currently and Cory's past struggles with substance abuse starting in his early teens have been mentioned, along with his stay in rehab earlier this year. It is suggested that he O.D'd, however, this has not been confirmed. His autopsy is scheduled for Monday, with results coming back in a few weeks. I am sure it will continue to make news as his family, friends, cast mates, and fans mourn this very tragic loss.

I am feeling absolutely shocked and devastated. I met Cory in July 2010 outside a Gastown resturant. He was very friendly, kind, chatted with my friend and I for a bit after taking some photos. I remember thinking he was so nice and genuine.

He was one of those actors Canadians, like myself, were proud to call "our own" Growing up locally, working as a greeter at Walmart, then, making it big on Glee. The little Canadian boy that made it big... I can't believe he is gone.

I wish his family and friends peace in this difficult time.

Fave Cory Monteith Videos from youtube....

I'll Stand By You:

Jessie's Girl:

Somebody to Love:

Top 20 performances from Cory Monteith as Finn Hudson on Glee:

Funny Moments with Cory:

Friday, July 12, 2013

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire at #SDCC


Look closely for other tributes behind Katniss and Caesar.

 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire at SDCC

Who: No one's confirmed now, but presumably director Francis Lawrence and stars Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson (unless it's just Elizabeth Banks in a crazy hat, which we're not ruling out)
When: Saturday, July 20, at 1:35 p.m.
Where: Hall H
It's the first-ever Hunger Games panel at Comic-Con. Perhaps you've heard of The Hunger Games?


MOckingjay Pins at Lionsgate Booth for #SDCC this year

Coming Soon shares this:

Two years ago, brought you an early look at the official The Hunger Games Mockingjay pin that some Comic-Con attendees were lucky enough to score from the Lionsgate booth. This year, it looks like the studio will again be paying tribute the Girl on Fire and we've got a look at the new design inspired by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire's book cover. Check it out below!

Happy Anniversary to Channing Tatum and his 'other' wife - Jenna

I am not a jealous wife. I can appreciate that Channing married Jenna 4 years ago, after two years of sadness that I married my husband. It's ok. We are still in love.

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Game of Thrones Pop-up Guide to Westeros at #SDCC

Game of Thrones fans should swing by the Insight Editions booth (#1134) to grab “Game of Thrones: A Pop-up Guide to Westeros“. The book, which was illustrated by Michael Komarck, will sell for $59.95 and feature “numerous mini-pops that bring to life iconic elements of the such, such as direwolves, White Walkers, giants, and dragons”.

See more:

FOX Signing for #sdcc

At the FOX Fanfare booth inside the convention center, you can snag mini-posters, and limited giveaways that include:
  • FOX FANFARE Poster Tubes
  • ALMOST HUMAN DRN Police Android T-shirt
  • Collect all FIVE of this year’s ANIMATION DOMINATION buttons, featuring: ” Homer” from THE SIMPSONS, “Stewie” from FAMILY GUY, “Tina” from BOB’S BURGERS, “Roger” from AMERICAN DAD, the police badge from MURDER POLICE
  • BONES Lanyard and Mini-Sharpie
  • COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY Viewfinder with exclusive images
  • THE FOLLOWING Flat (Line) Brim Hat
  • SLEEPY HOLLOW “Don’t Lose Your Head” T-shirt
Additionally, there will be signings for several Fox shows. This may not be the entire Fox booth signing schedule, however, as we have already confirmed a Friday Teen Wolf signing at the booth for Friday morning at 11:15AM.

THURSDAY Autograph Signing at Booth #4229:
4:15 PM: MURDER POLICE Cast & Producers

FRIDAY Autograph Signings at Booth #4229:
12:30 PM: BOB’S BURGERS Cast & Producers
1:45 PM: BONES Cast & Producers
5:00 PM: SLEEPY HOLLOW Cast & Producers
6:15 PM: ALMOST HUMAN Cast & Producers

SATURDAY Autograph Signings at Booth #4229:
11:00 AM: THE FOLLOWING Cast & Producers
1:00 PM: THE SIMPSONS Cast & Producers
4:00 PM: FAMILY GUY / AMERICAN DAD Cast & Producers

Read more about Fox's special events and promotions at Comic-Con here:

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Lionsgate issues statement regarding Ender's Game and author Orson Scott Card's opinions on gay marriage

 Lionsgate issued a statement regarding the controversy leading up to the new movie Ender's Game. The novel author, Orson Scott Card, is openly against homosexuality and has spoken out against gay marriage. There have been boycots of the movie planned due to this and so the production company issued this statement:

As proud longtime supporters of the LGBT community, champions of films ranging from Gods and Monsters to The Perks of Being a Wallflower and a company that is proud to have recognized same-sex unions and domestic partnerships within its employee benefits policies for many years, we obviously do not agree with the personal views of Orson Scott Card and those of the National Organization for Marriage. However, they are completely irrelevant to a discussion of Ender’s Game. The simple fact is that neither the underlying book nor the film itself reflect these views in any way, shape or form. On the contrary, the film not only transports viewers to an entertaining and action-filled world, but it does so with positive and inspiring characters who ultimately deliver an ennobling and life-affirming message. Lionsgate will continue its longstanding commitment to the LGBT community by exploring new ways we can support LGBT causes and, as part of this ongoing process, will host a benefit premiere for Ender’s Game.

What do you think? I was NOT aware of this controversy until recently, and I have to admit, it DOES change my opinion. I don't want someone so hateful to make money off me. But I do really want to see the movie adaptation of a book I read years ago.


See my previous post with comments from authour Orson Scott Card here:

#SDCC - FOX Comic-Con Posters....

FOX has unveiled its exclusive posters for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con and I want them all!

 Which is your favourite? I personally love The Following and Glee posters, but also Simpson's and American Dad. All very fun and clever and I need to get my hands on them at Comic-con next week!

Thanks @Misstejota for heads up!

Teen Wolf Next Week: “Currents” (extended preview for 3x07)

After this week's sexy boy on boy action, I just know things are heating up on Teen Wolf, this preview gives a hint at what's coming next week... can you wait that long?

#SDCC WB Bags - with super hero capes!

Every year SDCC attendees get a "bag" upon check-in. Last year I got this super cool Big Bang Theory Bag.

Seems this year, the bags have a new twist. CAPES!

SDCC Blog writes:
For the first time, all bags will not only be able to function as a backpack, but will also come with a detachable cape.

Check them out...

The Huffington Post has an exclusive first look at the Supernatural bag, pictured below:

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Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive first look at the Arrow and Revolution bags:

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TV Guide has an exclusive first look at The Vampire Diaries bags:

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And here is a look at the rest of the bags featuring television shows. Unfortunately, we don’t yet have images of any of the bags featuring upcoming feature films:

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I would most want Big Bang Theory (again) though I do like them all - I wish we got more than one. Also, last year they wouldn't let you LOOK to pick one, so you were stuck with what you got.... talk about pressure to draw the right one eh?


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Yahoo! Movies has debuted nine new character images and descriptions from Disney’s upcoming feature Frozen. The animated film features the voice talents of Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, and Idina Menzel and will be in theaters November 27th.

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Anna (Kristen Bell) is more daring than graceful and, at times, can act before she thinks. But she’s also the most optimistic and caring person you’ll ever meet. She longs to reconnect with her sister, Elsa, as they were close during their childhood. When Elsa accidentally unleashes a magical secret that locks the kingdom of Arendelle in an eternal winter, Anna embarks on a dangerous adventure to make things right. Armed with only her fearlessness, a never-give-up attitude and her faith in others, Anna is determined to save both her kingdom and her family.
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From the outside, Elsa (Idina Menzel) looks poised, regal and reserved, but in reality, she lives in fear as she wrestles with a mighty secret—she was born with the power to create ice and snow. It’s a beautiful ability, but also extremely dangerous. Haunted by the moment her magic nearly killed her younger sister Anna, Elsa has isolated herself, spending every waking minute trying to suppress her growing powers. Her mounting emotions trigger the magic, accidentally setting off an eternal winter that she can’t stop. She fears she’s becoming a monster and that no one, not even her sister, can help her.
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Hans (Santino Fontana) is a handsome royal from a neighboring kingdom who comes to Arendelle for Elsa’s coronation. With 12 older brothers, Hans grew up feeling practically invisible—and Anna can relate. Hans is smart, observant and chivalrous. Unlike Elsa, Hans promises he’ll never shut Anna out; he just might be the connection she’s been waiting for all these years.
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Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) is a true outdoorsman. He lives high up in the mountains where he harvests ice and sells it to the kingdom of Arendelle. Rough around the edges, Kristoff’s the strong, no-nonsense type, who follows his own set of rules. He may seem like a loner, but he always has his best friend by his side—a loyal and extremely mangy reindeer named Sven.
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Marshmallow is an enormous icy snowman born from Elsa’s powers. He serves as a brute bodyguard charged with keeping intruders away from her ice palace. The menacing white beast doesn’t say much, but he packs a powerful punch.
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Oaken (Chris Williams) runs Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post and Sauna. But since Elsa’s massive winter storm hits in mid-July, he finds himself with a surplus of summer supplies. Deal-seekers beware: though he’s good-natured and helpful, if you cross him, Oaken won’t hesitate to throw you out of his humble establishment.
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He’s Olaf (Josh Gad) and he likes warm hugs. Sprung from Elsa’s magical powers, Olaf is by far the friendliest snowman to walk the mountains above Arendelle. His innocence, outgoing personality and uncanny ability to disassemble himself at good and not-so-good times lead to some awkward, albeit laughable moments. He may also have the world’s most impossible dream, but what he doesn’t know won’t melt him—or will it?
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A reindeer with the heart of a Labrador, Sven is Kristoff’s loyal friend, sleigh-puller and conscience. He makes sure his mountain-man companion is the stand-up guy Sven knows and loves, and does so without saying a word. A few emphatic snorts usually get his point across. Life would be perfect if only Kristoff would lose that ridiculous reindeer voice he likes to use when speaking for Sven (as if reindeers really talk that way).
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What the Duke of Weselton (Alan Tudyk) lacks in stature, he makes up for in arrogance and showboating. He’s determined to get close to the new queen—that is, until Elsa’s magical secret is revealed. Then he’s the first to call her a monster and try to turn her own kingdom against her—anything that might help him exploit Arendelle’s tradable goods.


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

NERD HQ Schedule and Ticket info - #SDCC

The NERD HQ Schedule for "Conversations for a cause" has been highly anticipated again this year and was finally released.


Where is it:? Petco Park.
How much are tickets? $22 each.
How many seats? 250 seats.
How many tickets can I buy? 2 tickets per panel per order.
You can order multiple panels at once (for example Psych, Sherlock, Haven).
Multiple orders are allowed.
Proceeds goes to @operationsmile -
See more at:

Psych: 9AM
The Maze Runner: 4PM
Sherlock: 5PM

I, Frankenstein: 12:15PM
Orphan Black: 3PM
300: Rise of an Empire: 4:15PM
Joe Manganiello: 5:30PM
Haven: 6:30PM

Joss Whedon: 10AM
Thrilling Adventure Hour: 11:30AM
Dr. Who: 2PM

CBS SIgnings at #SDCC

CBS press release lists the following booth signing opportunities:

Intelligence Autograph Signings: Josh Holloway, Meghan Ory and Marg Helgenberger will do signings from 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM at the CBS Interactive Booth (#4245) on the convention floor.

The Big Bang Theory Autograph Signings: The Big Bang Theory autograph signing is scheduled from 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM at the Warner Bros. Booth (#4545) on the convention floor.

How I Met Your Mother Autograph Signings: The cast members and executive producers will participate in signings in the FOX Booth (#4229) from 2:45 to 3:45 PM.

Person Of Interest Autograph Signing: The PERSON OF INTEREST autograph signing is scheduled from 3:00 to 3:40 PM at the Warner Bros. booth (#4545) on the convention floor.

Under the Dome Autograph Signings: Norris, Vogel, Lefevre, Vaughan and Baer will sign from 3:30 to 4:15 PM at the CBS Interactive Booth (#4245) on the convention floor.

I am super excited, however, I have to admit, a bit disappointed the Big Bang Theory cast are not scheduled this year.

Also at the CBS booth there will be an opportunity to try on google glass which shows a trailer while you wear them and look at a poster for Intelligence. Under the Dome cards will be given out and promo swag team members will be on hand in ski masks to promote "Hostages" so don't be alarmed by that... much...

#VikingsSDCC - History's VIKINGS at SDCC


VikingsonHistory INSTAGRAM Account –HISTORY has launched today its first Instagram account – @VikingsonHistory. Fans can follow for Vikings photos from season one and for real time photos from Comic Con. Also fans are encouraged to share their Vikings Comic Con images to Instagram by using #VikingsSDCC. Additionally,please join and follow the conversation on Twitter with the following hashtag: #VikingsSDCC.

– The activation includes miniature Vikings “ships” that visitors can race on actual water, a Photo-Op area for keepsakes, and Lagertha-inspired shield maidens who will greet visitors. The waterway is located across the street from the Convention Center at 450 Second Ave. at Island Avenue. Additionally, on Saturday, 7/20 at 6 p.m. the band SILENT COMEDY will perform for fans in attendance.
[CAST appears for fan autograph signing on 7/19 from 11 a.m.-12:00 p.m.]

7/19, 6-7 p.m., Top Level, Room 6A – VIKINGS PANEL
- Stars Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen, Gustaf Skarsgard, George Blagden, Jessalyn Gilsig join VIKINGS Writer & Creator Michael Hirst and Dirk Hoogstra, EVP and General Manager, HISTORY® for a discussion about the series and life during production.Check out an exclusive sneak peek from Season Two!

– HISTORY is excited for its first-ever VIKINGS comic book written by series creator/writer Michael Hirst. Fans attending the panel and waterway will receive a Comic Book (while supplies last).

#SDCC Signings schedule, rules, information

Comic-Con has released the autograph rules....
Rules for Line Drawings
Because of the popularity of many signings, some of which are limited by time or by the number of people the guest has agreed to sign for, those signings may be ticketed. Tickets for limited signings are distributed by drawings. To participate in the drawing, please go to the indicated line and pick a ticket out of a container. The winning tickets will have a distinct stamp on the back. Once a winning ticket has been drawn, either:
  • The ticket will be kept by the winner to be exchanged for access into the designated autograph line at the specified location and time.
  • The ticket will be exchanged for a wristband that will admit the wearer into the designated autograph line at the specified location and time.
If you do not draw a winning ticket, you may return to the end of the line to try again until all winning tickets have been drawn. One winning ticket per person, per signing. 
Prior to the start of the ticket drawings, an area will be designated for those who wish to wait for the drawings to begin. You may line up for that day’s drawings each morning as soon as you enter the building. No other lines will be recognized other than those in this officially designated area. When space becomes available, each line will be escorted to the proper queue for the drawings to be done that morning. Winning the drawing for a line ticket grants you, with your winning ticket or wristband, the opportunity to stand in line to get an autograph at the location and time designated when you drew the winning ticket. 
The duration of the autograph session is taken into account when determining the number of winning tickets.

LOCATION: Under the Sails Pavilion

Comic-Con Special - TV GUIDE - different covers to choose from...

Lasy year I loved the magazine covers and wanted them all! This year, the covers have been revealed and again, I want them all!

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You can snag a copy (or copipes) at the Warner Bros. booth (#4545) at Comic-Con or buy in stores July 17.

Here is the press release:

BURBANK, Calif. (July 10, 2013) — TV’s super alliance continues as Warner Bros. Television (WBTV) and TV Guide Magazine join forces once again to deliver fans the ultimate Comic-Con swag item for the fourth consecutive year: a Warner Bros.–themed Comic-Con special edition of the magazine, with insider scoop and behind-the scenes action from the Studio’s series as well as four sets of collectible “flip” covers featuring Arrow star Stephen Amell; Supernatural stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles; The Vampire Diaries stars Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder; and The Originals stars Joseph Morgan and Charles Michael Davis; in addition to a set dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Superman, with Batman on the flip cover.
For a sneak peek at the four sets of flip covers and to download all eight cover designs, click here:
  • Comic-Con Distribution at the Warner Bros. Booth: The Warner Bros. TV Guide Magazine special issues will be distributed to fans for free at the Warner Bros. booth — #4545 on the convention floor — throughout Comic-Con, beginning on preview night, Wednesday, July 17, and continuing through Sunday, July 21.
  • Newsstand and Digital Platforms: For those unable to attend Comic-Con in person, all four sets of collectible flip covers will be on sale from July 17 at newsstands wherever TV Guide Magazine is sold. The special issue will also be available digitally on iPad, Nook, Kindle Fire, Zinio and Google platforms.
The 88-page special issue is packed with features and photos dedicated to the following programs:
  • Previews of WBTV’s highly anticipated new series Almost Human, from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and Fringe’s J.H. Wyman, starring Karl Urban (Star Trek films) and Michael Ealy (Underworld: Awakening); The Tomorrow People, from executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow), Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries), Danny Cannon (Nikita) and Phil Klemmer (Chuck), and based on the original UK series; The Vampire Diaries spinoff series The Originals, from Julie Plec; The 100, in which 100 juvenile delinquents are sent to Earth years after a nuclear apocalypse to see if the planet is habitable; and more…
And there’s more! Including:
  • An exclusive Arrow comic created by DC Comics and penned by TV series executive producer Marc Guggenheim
  • A sneak peek inside the upcoming DC Universe Original Animated Movie Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment
  • An in-depth look at the television history of the man of steel — Superman — in honor of the character’s 75th anniversary
  • Behind-the-scenes photos from the TV Guide Magazine yacht and Warner Bros. Television media cocktail event at Comic-Con 2012
  • A look back at pop-culture costumes seen on The Big Bang Theory
  • Burning questions answered about fans’ favorite shows, including the final season of Nikita
  • And much more…!
For continuing info on the Studio’s plans at Comic-Con, please follow us on Twitter @TheWBdotcom (hashtag #WBSDCC) and visit And follow TV Guide Magazine on Facebook at and on Twitter @TVGuideMagazine.