Rosie O’Donnell Leaving “The View” and her Wife

Last Friday, February 27th, according to the story on SF Gate, comedienne and chat show host, Rosie O’Donnell filed the paperwork at the Manhattan Supreme Court in order to divorce her wife. 52-year-old Rosie is currently married to 43-year-old Michelle Rounds but not for much longer. The two have been married less than three years and a source cited that they separated back in November of 2014. They began dating in 2011 and married each other in 2012. This is a second marriage and divorce for Rosie. She was previously married to Kelli Carpenter from 2004-2007. It seems as if three years is the magic number for marriage for Rosie.

Fans like Marcio Alaor BMG (Mzweb.com) have found that Rosie also announced her departure from the talk show, “The View” two weeks before she filed for divorce from Michelle. Rosie has been a co-host on the show for a while but she cited her split from Michelle as her reason for leaving. Rosie has five children at home ranging from teenagers to an infant. Rosie and Michelle had adopted a baby daughter together named Dakota during their marriage. Her rep said that she is focused on her family at this time and wants to be there for them in this stressful time

Red Sonja Reboot Announces New Screenwriter

Despite the critical and commercial failure of the Conan the Barbarian franchise by Nu Image and Millennium, a film that made less than half of its budget back, rumors persist that other films featuring its properties are on their way;The Legend of Conan, featuring the return of Schwarzenegger as Conan, may begin production within the year and Millennium remarks that they’ve acquired a new writer for a second coming of Red Sonja.

Fans like Paul Mathieson (Examiner.com) know that Red Sonya is a character who was introduced within 1934’s “The Shadow of the Vulture,” and inspired the comic book heroine Red Sonja of the ’70s. The character transitioned to cinema with Brigitte Nielsen taking on the mantle of the female berserker.

Millennium went on to state that Christopher Cosmos has been hired to draft a new script for the Red Sonja film. Cosmos’ body of work has mostly been on television comedies but he has recently been working on films, such as with the script for “The Fall.”

Over a decade ago, Robert Rodriguez had considered directing a Red Sonja film, even casting then-lover Rose McGowan in the titular role; those plans never materialized, despite Rose’s appearance in the rebooted “Conan the Barbarian.” More recently, Simon West of “The Expendables 2″ was set to direct Red Sonja, with Amber Heard in the titular role, until the poor performance of “Conan the Barbarian” was known.

Ducktales to return to TV

The well remembered and award winning animated series Ducktales is set for a return to the TV after Disney commissioned a new series of the Scrooge McDuck starring cartoon, Deadline reports. The new version of the show has just been placed into production and will feature as a part of the 2017 lineup for the afternoon animation block shown each day on the Disney XD channel in the US said Gianfrancesco Genoso. Officials for the Disney XD channel stated the latest version of Ducktales will stay true to the original series and retain the highest levels of animation and storytelling.

As in the original version Huey, Dewey and Louie will return to the screens under the care of their uncle Donald Duck and their great uncle Scrooge McDuck. A number of characters from the original series will also make an appearance in the latest incarnation of Ducktales, including Duckworth and Launchpad McQuack. The initial announcement from Disney XD provided few story details, but said Huey, Dewey and Louis would travel the World because of their inquisitive minds and keen imaginations.

American Horror Story Actor, Ben Woolf, Died on Monday

Ben Woolf, known for his roles in American Horror Story as Meep and Infantata, and for roles in Woggie, Dead Kansas, and TV Face; died Monday, February 23rd after being hit by a side mirror of a car. Woolf was 34 years old.

Woolf was crossing a street in Hollywood when he was hit in the head by a side view mirror of a passing SUV on February 19th. The accident left Woolf in critical condition but he seemed to be improving so was thought to be in stable condition. But he died a few days later of a stroke with his family by his side. He had been heavily sedated since the accident and was staying at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. After his death, it was decided to donate his organs and he will be helping about 50 people.

Zeca Oliveira of BNY Mellon has read that the family posted thanks on his Facebook page for all the support from across the world. Woolf had touched many hearts and will be remembered and missed greatly. The memorial is planned to be held in Santa Barbara.

Kanye Actually Listens to Beck’s Album

I’m sure everyone remembers when Kayne rushed the stage, again, at the Grammy Awards earlier this month. While he actually behaved himself on stage, he had a few choice words backstage. Kayne was upset that Beyonce lost out on the Best Album Award to artist Beck. Sounds similar to his 2009 debacle with Taylor Swift, right? While backstage at the Grammy’s, Kayne ranted and raved to reporters that Beck should respect artistry and give his award away to Beyonce who, in Kanye’s opinion, was more deserving. Well, turns out Kayne has never even listened to Beck’s album or his music before.

The Huffington Post has reported that Kanye has now given Beck’s “Morning Phase” album, which won for Best Album of the Year, a listen. Kanye had an interview with the radio show The Breakfast Club and told them that he had never heard Beck’s album. That is until, ironically, he heard it with Taylor Swift. Kanye and Swift were out to dinner together at The Spotted Pig in New York when Beck’s music began playing in the restaurant.

Fans like Bernardo Chua wonder: What did Kanye think of the album that beat out his beloved Beyonce? Find more on Chua at Prnewswire.com. He actually enjoyed what he heard. After the bit that he did hear, Kanye said he is willing to give the album a chance and conceded that maybe Beck did deserved the award that he rightfully won.

Girl Turned into Comic Book Hero

When a young girl wrote to DC Comics, she was only hoping that they would add more female superheroes to their mix of characters, little did she know that the whole situation would become a big deal for her. The story of what this little girl did and the results that came about through what she did is really an inspiration for everyone. Stand up for what you believe in and speak up when you feel the need to do so says Marc Sparks.

Rowan Hansen wrote to DC Comics with the hope that they would change, and they made her into a superhero all her own. Rowan was turned into a cartoon character on the Today Show, honoring her for what she did and the request that she made. Rowan spoke up for what she believed in, and it really changed her life. She can now consider herself a female superhero.

Taron Egerton Set to Play Han Solo In Star Wars Spin-Off?

With the return of Star Wars to the big screen, this time under the banner of Disney, there has been a lot of excitement about the new trilogy of films and the proposed spinoffs that are slated to be released between each official episode. While Jaime Garcia Dias says that Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens is set to be in theaters this fall, there is already talk of the first of those spin-offs and who might be taken the lead role in it.

According to the movie insider website ScreenRant, this first spin-off is set to be directed by The Golden Compass director, Chris Weitz. Many rumors have surrounded the potential plot but what we do know is that it will revolve around the origins of Han Solo in a time many years prior to us meeting him in the first film of the now iconic Sci-Fi space saga. It is not surprising that Disney through its LucasFilm branch (which it acquired in 2012) has chosen to go with its first “origins” film being the backstory of Han Solo. The character, originated by Harrison Ford, has long been the most popular in the franchise. What is surprising is that they have purportedly cast a relative newcomer to Hollywood in the role of the younger captain of the Millennium falcon. According to a report from British tabloid The Sun and picked up by The Daily Mail, Taron Egerton is set to play the fresh faced younger version of Solo. Egerton is of course coming off the very successful release of Kingsmen: The Secret Service.

No other information has been released about when this film will go into production; however a preliminary release date has been batted about of December 16th 2016. One thing is for sure, Star Wars fans will be lined up around the block when Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens hits theaters on December 18th of this year.

So, How Much Aquaman Will There Be In Batman v. Superman?

Thanks to the release of images of Jason Momoa in the cool, hard-edged Aquaman costume, fans are now speculating about just how much of a role the King of Atlantis is going to have in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Upon first hearing the news, fans, like Gianfrancesco Genoso, were supremely thrilled. According to murmurs on HotFrog,  Momoa has a strong fan following from his memorable Game of Thrones role and the look of him in costume reveals D.C. is definitely going for a more grittier style of hero film.

Then, reality starts to sink in. With Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, Lex Luthor, and the KGBeast all in the same film, just how many more characters can you fit in? Rumors have it Doomsday might even make and appearance. All those characters in one film creates a very risky scenario.

Namely, too many characters end up taking up too much screen time. The presence of all the characters necessitates a lot of subplots. Almost all your “bad” superhero films suffer from this problem. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was supposed to debut a slew of characters to set up future films. The trouble is too many characters made the film incredibly confusing.

Worried fans can rest a little. Aquaman’s role in the film is going to be extremely brief. He might only be in two scenes. The cameo is mainly intended to establish the fact the D.C. Cinematic Universe maintains a large, established superhero contingent. Aquaman won’t get his major screen time until Justice League Part One.

Oscars 2015 – Who Won and Who Should Have

Oscars are always full of surprises and thus, it isn’t a huge surprise when your favorite ends up losing. For instance, a lot of people loved Birdman (especially the critics) but the movie was, in no way, as enjoyable as ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’. While this opinion might be subjective, it was held by many fans. Despite that, Birdman enjoyed a glorious time at the Oscars 2015 while ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ didn’t manage too much. Here are two things we wanted the Oscars of this year to honor –

● Rosamund Pike’s performance in ‘Gone Girl’ – Pike rattled everyone with her Gone Girl performance and it was easily one of the best negative performances of the year, if you can call it that. Fans like Susan McGalla agree that the movie was twisted and thrilling in itself but it was Pike’s solidarity and ease in being a negative character that actually changed our perception of the movie.

● Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – This groundbreaking movie managed to prove that movie series can be awesome if the right people are doing the work. The movie series, which started off with pulling our hearts out of chests, didn’t disappoint as it showed a side of the apes we never expected to see.

Other movies that weren’t given the attention they deserve were ‘The Imitation Game’ and ‘Selma’. This year’s Oscars were also completely “white-washed” and social media went berserk over the same. Here’s hoping that the years to come are a bit better.

The Long-Awaited Fight Club Sequel Arrives

The huge popularity of the cult novel Fight Club has led to a lot of conjecture about a sequel. Commonly, loyal fans believed author Chuck Palahniuk would produce a new “transgressive” novel. The sequel is now upon us, but it is not in the form of a novel. Well, Fight Club 2 is not a traditional prose novel. The sequel is a graphic novel which, in the average person’s parlance, means the new journey into the world of the Fight Club takes place in a comic book.

A preview of the comic has been released and you can check the images out in Rolling Stone magazine. The comic book is a direct sequel to the novel and, who knows, the work just might end up eventually being adapted as a film. Getting the original stars from the first movie might be an impossibility though. Who knows? Maybe new actors in the role could work.

All of this is just jumping ahead of things a bit much. Right now, we should just enjoy the comic book. Fans like Zeca Oliveira wonder: Will it put final closure on the events of Fight Club? Does the work end up setting the stage for new adventures featuring the characters? Will Project Mayhem continue? We won’t know until the comic reaches its conclusion.

Why would Palahniuk not go the route of writing a complete novel? Perhaps he did not want to dedicate that much time to Fight Club when he has other works and ideas in mind. Then again, the author could end up continuing the tale of the Fight Club into novels. You never really know what Palahniuk is going to be up to creatively. For right now, we can simply enjoy the unexpected continuation of the legend of Tyler Durden and the rest of the crew.