Thursday, 31 July 2008

Grey's Anatomy Spoilers

If anyone has been curious about the role Kevin McKidd will play on Grey's Anatomy this fall here is a minor spoiler posted on Grey's Anatomy News:

E! Online caught up with Shonda Rhimes, and it sounds like the Executive Producer was in a chatty mood! Thank goodness. She revealed all sorts of information about the upcoming season. Nothing too fascinating - this is Shonda we’re talking about, hater of all things spoilerish – but enough to keep us going for another day or two.

What on Kevin McKidd? According to Shonda, he’ll be playing Owen Hunt, “a military doctor that comes to the hospital on leave.” And it sounds like cupid’s arrow will be striking Cristina while she’s looking over at the new doc in town. As Shonda put it, “I think Cristina might find him fairly interesting.”


Wednesday, 30 July 2008

James McAvoy being sexy

Enjoy these lovely photos of James from the August issue of Arena magazine. Just click on the images to make them larger.


Monday, 28 July 2008

Weekly schedule for Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Mo 7/28: Eric Idle, Nancy Travis
Tu 7/29: Jet Li, Belinda Carlisle
We 7/30: Michelle Yeoh, Tom Sullivan, Jakob Dylan
Th 7/31: Will Ferrell, Jean-Michel Cousteau
Fr 8/1: Rainn Wilson, Cory Kahaney, the Hold Steady

Saturday, 26 July 2008

Comic-Con highlights

The RocknRolla panel started with the film's US trailer which you can watch below:


I also found an article from Spout Blog about the RocknRolla panel that took place on Thursday:

Gerard Butler and Guy Ritchie from RocknRolla, "Korean music sensation" Rain from Ninja Assassin, and producer Joel Silver present Dark Castle's theatrical and direct-to-DVD slate.

The suddenly massive contingent of preteen female Comic-Con attendees swooned at the sight of Korean pop star/Ninja Assassin star Rain, and 300/RocknRolla hunk Gerard Butler, at Joel Silver’s Dark Castle Entertainment presentation. Jeremy Piven threatened to take his shirt off. Crickets.


–Dark Castle is investing in a bunch of direct-to-DVD sequels of moderate horror hits; judging by the reaction to The Hills Run Red, no one cares.
–”Korean music video sensation” Rain is a legitimate sensation. At least with the girls who were just still a little turned on from Twilight. Boys hold their hardons for “Gerry” Butler.

–Asking Joel Silver, Jeremy Piven and/or Guy Ritchie for words of encouragement is just about the biggest faux pas you can make as an attendee in Hall H.

–Joel Silver reveals the ten-words-or-less pitch that landed financing for Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes movie.
–Madonna and Guy Ritchie’s relationship was solid enough during filming of RocknRolla that she was tasked with shooting syringes into Gerard Butler’s ass.

Full live blog transcript after the jump.

6:39 - Q: Gerard, what’s your favorite memory from being on set?

A: “Well, nothing more than getting a shot of B12 from his [Guy Ritchie's] wife Madonna. She was basically like the nurse, she came in and was all ‘drop your pants!’ and she stuck me in the ass.”

6:38 - Q: “Gerard, did you get to improv much on the movie?”

A: (from Guy Ritchie) “Nope! I wouldn’t allow it!”

The other panelists are begging Gerry to take his shirt off… it’s like an Elvis concert down there in the front

6:37 - Q: “For Gerard Butler, you’ve done a lot of different roles, what are you looking to get into next?”

A: Halle Berry.

6:33 - Ludacris is talking. Zzz.

6:31 - “Rocknrolla is better than sex!” — Gerard Butler

6:30 - Piven is overwhelmed by everyone’s dedication, “I celebrate every one of you! I’m in a service position, and I salute every one of you.”

Someone nearby “Did he just offer to service the audience?!”

Piven is out of chocolate and promises to take his shirt off. Yikes.

6:29 - Someone asks Guy Ritchie about the Sherlock Holmes movie, which is in preproduction now. “Is it happening?” “Yes!” It has a contemporary spin on it, and of course Robert Downey Jr. in it.

Joel Silver: “It’s like James Bond in 1891!”

6:27 - “How do you prepare for these roles?”

“Well, I get out of bed, I take a shower (sometimes), and I just go to work. You know, I sort of feel weird talking about this, because when I hear other people talking about their method, I sort of just say ‘Oh, shut up.” You just do it. Man, I sound like an American saying that. I’ve done it now.”

6:26 - Wow, someone mentioned Phantom of the Opera, and the girl groupies go nuts yet again.

6:25 - Butler wants to know, “DId you like the trailer we showed? Well make some fuckin’ noise then!” Next question: “How do you think people will react to this film? You have such a varied cast.”

Butler: “Well, we have a cool group of guys and girls. You lick your lips for this and sit back and go ‘Yeah!’ It defines cool.”

Pause. “Well, the licking the lips thing was a little homosexual. But you get my point.”

6:24 - Piven is talking about how he saw Lock Stock “with his good buddy Peter Berg” (cue the namedrop) and that his ‘77 Bronco broke down on the way from seeing it. Rough roots, rough toots. Piven wanted his role to be different than the character he plays in Entourage. It turned out to be easy because Ritchie had never even seen Entourage.
6:23 - People don’t really know this, but the Comic-Con panelists get little chocolates on their table, and Butler has started tossing them out to the girl groupies. They are going nuts for it.

6:22 - Butler is talking about how much he wanted to work with Guy Ritchie after seeing Lock Stock and Snatch… oddly enough he doesn’t mention Swept Away.

6:20 - Holy trainwreck, Batman. A woman who is clearly on in years is making her “own movie” and she talks about casting and executive producing and writing and directing, and she dramatically says “For the love of god, please tell me that filmmaking gets easier as you you get more experience!” Everyone on stage is bewildered.

Literally. And then everyone passes on answering the question.

FInally Joel Silver leans over and says “No, it never gets easier.”

6:19 - “TAKE IT OFF” one girl screams. “You’re funny,” he says.

6:17 - Here come the onslaught of questions for “Gerry.” “Thank you SO much for being here. I get the feeling that you really enjoyed making movies like this. Do you keep planning on making good storytelling movies?” I mean, honestly, you drive all this way, get up there, and ask that? Butler namedrops 300, and people go nuts.

Next up: “All of your roles have been physical, do you like those kinds of roles? Was this movie like that?”

“Not at all, this wasn’t nearly as physical as 300. It was easy, and I looked forward to going to work every day. I got sick making this movie, that was challenging.” In response to that, a gaggle of his girlfans down front swoon and go “Awwwwwwwww.”

6:16 - Guy Ritchie calls this a “Spillover from Lock Stock and Snatch.” It’s a “look into the underbelly of the subculture” in London

6:15 - They trot out Susan Downey, Ludacris (I can’t call him Chris Bridges), Jeremy Piven, “Gerry” Butler, and Guy Ritchie. Joel Silver jokes that “No one knows who Susan Downey is… she runs my company so I had this card made for her.” He whips out a namecard that says “Mrs. Tony Stark” on it.. Does this mean they’re having sex? Ew, Mr. Silver.

6:13 - It looks like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Part 2. But Chris “Ludacris” Bridges actually looks fairly decent in this. Color me shocked.

6:12 - What keeps throwing me is Jeremy Piven in this thing, and I couldn’t stand him in Smokin’ Aces. Do we really need him in another movie

6:11 - RocknRolla trailer rolls. “What’s a Rocknrolla? We want it all.” It’s The New School vs. The Wild Bunch, Gerard Butler is part of The Wild Bunch.

6:10 - Now it’s RocknRolla time.

6:08 - Last question is surprisingly for Naomi, and someone wanted to know if she’d like to play the character of Selena again. “I’d LOVE to” she says. Apparently she and Cillian Murphy were supposed to be in 28 Weeks Later, but obviously they weren’t. “I’m waiting on the third movie so I can play her again!

6:04 - Zzzzzzz. Everyone around me is falling asleep (the Rain gaggle is all up front) while waiting on Gerard Butler.

Source: Spout Blog via ONTD!, Gerard Buter dot Net, MySpace

Gerard Butler at Comic-Con

Just Jared posted 10 photos of Gerard promoting RocknRolla at Comic-Con on Thursday.

You can go here for the rest of the photos of Gerard.

Source: Just Jared

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Premier date for RocknRolla

Someone on imdb posted that the premier date for RocknRolla starring Gerard Butler was updated on the City of Westminster site. The film will premier in London on Sept. 1 2008 but the exact venue is to be confirmed at a later date. It has not yet been announced if Gerard will be attending, but hopefully he will.

Source: imdb, City of Westminster
photo from:

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Einstein and Eddington preview

I found this preview of the upcoming television movie, Einstein and Eddington starring David Tennant. David plays British astrophysicist Arthur Eddington. The movie will air on BBC 2 in the autumn and will air in the US on HBO sometime this year. The preview was posted about a week ago, but if you haven't seen it, or live outside the UK here it is:

Source: Totally Tennant

New RocknRolla photo

I just hate slow news days. Anyway, here's a new photo to enjoy of Gerard Butler in RocknRolla before the madness that is Comic-Con:


Monday, 21 July 2008

Weekly schedule for Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Mo 7/21: Aisha Tyler, Jarod Miller, Keaton Simons
Tu 7/22: Julie Chen, Adam Scott, Ricky Skaggs
We 7/23: Val Kilmer, survivalist Les Stroud, Curt Smith
Th 7/24: Amanda Peet, Lance Morrow
Fr 7/25: Xzibit, Griffin House

Sunday, 20 July 2008

Ewan McGregor is moving to Los Angeles

Ewan McGregor is moving to Los Angeles for the next two years after living in London for over a decade. He will be moving with his wife Eve and their children Clara Mathilde, Esther Rose, and Jamiyan.

I feel so scared for them - the paparazzi are going to be all over them.

Source: The Sun

Thursday, 17 July 2008

Is every Scottish actor going to Comic-Con?

Gerard Butler will make an appearance at Comic-Con Thurs. July 24, Douglas Henshall will also appear at Comic Con in San Diego on July 25th at 1.15pm to promote Primeval, which is finally coming to BBC America on Sat. Aug. 9, and Torchwood star John Barrowman will sign autographs for fans at the Holzheimer's booth #3845. He will be signing on Thurs. July 24 and Fri. July 25. For more information on how to get an autograph from John (even if you won't be able to attend) go here.

By the way, I'll see if I can cram in some Douglas Henshall/Primeval posts to catch up on what people outside the UK have been missing.

Source: Film School Rejects, Douglas Henshall, TV Guide
Photo from

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

John Barrowman interview

You can listen to John's Guardian interview with Alice Wignall here. Enjoy!


Gerard Butler's Comic-Con schedule

Photo from

Check this out:

The full event schedule for Comic-Con International 2008 has finally been released online via the official Comic-Con website.

Thursday, July 24

5:30-6:30 Dark Castle: RocknRolla— Launched in 1999, Dark Castle Entertainment was founded to create a unique brand of horror movies inspired by the works of legendary filmmaker William Castle. Recently, Dark Castle entered into an arrangement with CIT Group Inc. to broaden the company into a full genre label encompassing feature films, Home Video and comic books. Under the supervision of producer Joel Silver, Dark Castle’s upcoming roster includes the action film RocknRolla, directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Gerard Butler, scheduled for an October 2008 release; Ninja Assassin, directed by James McTeigue and starring Korean music sensation Rain; and Whiteout, directed by Dominic Sena and starring Kate Beckinsale. Its Home Video titles will include The Hills Run Red, starring Sophie Monk, William Sadler and Tad Hilgenbrink, and comic book projects will include Ferryman, by Marc Andreyko and Jonathan Wayshak. Appearing in person: Gerard Butler and Guy Ritchie (Rocknrolla), Rain (Ninja Assassin), and producer Joel Silver.

The official site says that there are still one day memberships still available for Thurs. July 24. You can go here to register for membership online. By the way anyone want to hand over their tickets?

Source: Film School Rejects

Sunday, 13 July 2008

Weekly schedule for Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Mo 7/14: Chris Isaak, Debbie Reynolds
Tu 7/15: Julie Andrews, Raymond Crowe
We 7/16: Sir Ben Kingsley, Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre
Th 7/17: Jet Li, Rita Rudner
Fr 7/18: Mary Steenburgen, Criss Angel

Photos of Ewan McGregor promoting Long Way Down

Ewan promoted his new TV show, Long Way Down at the Fox Reality Channel Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday in Beverly Hills, California. The show starts on Sat. Aug. 2 on the Fox Reality Channel. At the event, Fox Reality served shortbread cookies as a nod to Ewan's Scottish heritage. You can click on the photos to make them larger:

For the rest of the photos just go here.

Source: Just Jared

Thursday, 10 July 2008

The year of James McAvoy

People say that every year, but even if it's not, James is on the cover of two magazines this August.

Here he is on the cover of Britain's Arena magazine:

You can also find him on the cover of Details magazine:

For his interview in Details magazine, and some footage of his interview just go here, though I have to warn you, there are some MAJOR Atonement spoilers.

Source: ONTD!, Imdb,,

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Tommy Flanagan on TV in September

Tommy will be starring in Sons of Anarchy, a new show that starts on Sept. 3, 2008 at 10pm on FX in the US. Admittedly I only know about this because of my Charlie Hunnam fixation, but it isn't even listed on his imdb page yet, though I did find the information on the show's MySpace page. Just thought I'd share.

Source: MySpace

New photos of Gerard Butler

Some new scans of Gerard were posted on today.

This scan is from Total Film (August 2008):

You can go here for the rest of the gorgeous pictures and an exclusive RocknRolla interview.

This scan is a new photo of Gerard in the movie Game from Empire Australia. You can click on the photo to make it larger:

Source: via Filmonic

Sunday, 6 July 2008

Weekly schedule for Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Mo 7/7: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Matt Costa (R 6/2/08)
Tu 7/8: Jeffrey Tambor (R 6/20/08)
We 7/9: Kristin Davis, Joel McHale, Shooter Jennings (R 6/3/08)
Th 7/10: Valerie Bertinelli, Paulina Porizkova, Estelle (R 5/19/08)
Fr 7/11: Holly Hunter (R 6/27/08)

Saturday, 5 July 2008

Kevin McKidd: the other McDreamy

Found this piece of great news

Known for his role in Journeyman, this Scottish actor may be joining the ranks at Seattle Grace as a knew doc in town. Kevin McKidd – who also appeared in HBO’s Rome – is currently in talks with the executives of Grey’s Anatomy to appear in what sounds to be a rather long story arc. The storyline would involve McKidd as a doctor who arrives at Seattle Grace after serving in Iraq. Doesn’t give us much to go on, but at least it’s something.

If you haven’t seen Journeyman or Rome but McKidd looks familiar, that’s because he also starred in Patrick Dempsey’s most recent film, Made of Honor. Coincidence? Perhaps the two of them hit it off so much that Dempsey put a good word in at the Grey’s Anatomy headquarters. Or, perhaps it really is a coincidence.


Thursday, 3 July 2008

Happy birthday Tommy Flanagan

Tommy Flanagan is a Scottish character actor who was born on July 3, 1965 in Glasgow, Scotland. He is best known for his work in Gladiator, Braveheart, and Smokin' Aces. Tommy is actually one of my favorite Scottish actors, and for some reason I have just never posted anything on him, so to make up for it, I hope he has a great day today.

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The return of John Hannah

John Hannah is an underused and underrated Scottish actor. The last major thing I saw him in was The Mummy Returns which was released in 2001. His is luckily in the next movie in the franchise, The Mummy: the Tomb of the Dragon Emperor which hits theaters in the US on August 1. New TV spots for the film appeared on the film's official website, and thankfully John is in them. Just click on the button that says "view more" and choose the trailer or TV spot you want to see:


Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Long Way Down in theaters?

Photo from AP Photo by Jerome Delay

Long Way Down
featuring Ewan McGregor will be shown in movie theaters in the U.S. this July. The two-hour director's cut will play for one night in 400 theaters on Thurs. July 31 at 7:30pm.

American audiences have not been able to watch the series on television and the director's cut is a prelude to the TV series which begins on Aug. 2 on Fox Reality Channel.

The series chronicles Ewan's 15,000 mile journey from Scotland to the southern most point of South Africa - Cape Agulhas.

Tickets go on sale June 27th and are only $10. You can go here to find out where the nearest movie theater showing the film is.

Source: Best of Ewan

Robert Carlyle wins at the Edinburgh International Film Festival

Scottish actor Robert Carlyle won the PPG Award for Best Performance in a British Film for his role in Summer, with the jury calling it "a flawless performance in a great, uncompromising film, a film that touches the heart." Here's a synopsis of the plot from the production company's website:

Shaun and Daz are vibrant kids, wasted by their experience of education. All they have is their friendship and for Shaun his first love Katy. From the moment Shaun steps into our world he is bound to lose. Labelled as a violent bully he destroys himself and takes Daz with him.

Shaun has twelve years to reflect on an intense summer of love, sex and loyalty. But Daz's imminent death forces Shaun to go on a journey to confront his past. This is the story of a man full of intelligence and promise struggling to reclaim his life.

Source: IGN, Sixteen Films
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Wanted is number one around the world

Got this piece of great news:

Beaten by a friendly robot domestically, Wanted can take solace in dominating the foreign marketplace for the weekend ending Sunday, June 29.

According to media reports, the comic book adaptation took in a solid $33 million in its first week in foreign release, opening day-and-date on 1,922 screens in 22 markets.

Given director Timur Bekmambetov's blockbuster pedigree, Wanted had its biggest international opening in Russia, where the James McAvoy/Angelina Jolie vehicle made $11 million. Wanted added an additional $8 million in its United Kingdom opening.

In the United States, of course, Wanted finished behind the Pixar adventure Wall-E, but that robot romance only opened in six foreign markets, on 400 screens in Latin America, making $3.1 million foreign. It will continue its international roll-out in weeks to come.

Source: Zap2it
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