#SPOTTED: VICTORIA JUSTICE, RYAN MCCARTAN, REEVE CARNEY + STAZ NAIR IN TORONTO FOR “ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW”
Following the smash ratings and critical success of FOX‘s GREASE LIVE!, preparations are under way for the reimagination of ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW!
With a talented cast including Adam Lambert, Christina Milian, Victoria Justice, Ryan McCartan, Reeve Carney, Laverne Cox, Staz Nair and original cast member Tim Curry, rehearsals and filming continue in Toronto through April.
We spotted cast members Justice, McCartan, Carney and Nair fly in to begin work this week, sacrificing not only their amazing weather, but also their Valentine’s Day to be with us. Vocals already have been recorded in Los Angeles.
Best known from the arriving group is Actress/Singer Justice who has an ardent Social Media following, having starred in Nickelodeon hit series VICTORIOUS alongside Ariana Grande. She was in L.A. attending various GRAMMY festivities this weekend. She stars as Janet Weiss (originated by Susan Sarandon), while McCartan stars as Brad Majors, Carney as Riff-Raff and Staz Nair as the titular Rocky. A friendly bunch!
We’re actually stoked about this Production and curious to see a fresh perspective on a Classic and how they’ll make it interactive with a new generation of Fans!
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Directed by Kenny Ortega, who crafted the High School Musical Trilogy, it is said this upcoming version is to remain faithful to the 1975 original.
No release date yet is set for ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, but we would assume around Halloween, right?!
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)
#SPOTTED: SETH MACFARLANE, MILA KUNIS, ASHTON KUTCHER, ALEX BORSETIN & SETH GREEN IN TORONTO FOR “FAMILY GUY LIVE” AT THE JUST FOR LAUGHS FESTIVAL
Timed together with the Premiere of its celebrated twelfth Season tonight, FOX‘s Family Guy came direct to Toronto today as part of the Just For Laughs Festival. Toronto Fans got not one, but full two servings of Peter, Lois, Chris and Meg Griffin as Stars Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green and Mila Kunis flew-in from Los Angeles for back-to-back Live Performances of their beloved Animated-Comedy Series. A 40-piece Orchestra accompanied the Cast even.
By surprise, Attendees witnessed seeing Kunis’ Partner Ashton Kutcher enjoying the Show together in the Audience with them. The Couple flew in this afternoon as Fans and Paparazzi stared in awe as they quietly exited the Terminal and right into their SUV. Repeated pleas of “Ashton, please can I get a Photo with you?” came and dissipated into thin air as the City received an encore serving of major Starpower. TIFF ’13-Goers will remember that Kunis was just here a couple weeks back for Paul Haggis’ Third Person.
Audiences were treated to two-plus hours of Entertainment from the Stars of Family Guy and even got a chance to interact with them afterwards, in a rapidfire Q&A at both Shows. Some Fans successfully were able to get MacFarlane to role down his Window upon exiting the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts as generously he signed Autographs from his Vehicle. Kunis and Kutcher however were quick to exit, opting for privacy. The Cast head over to Barberians Steakhouse for two hours of post-Show Celebrations.
I was one of the few who were lucky enough to get up-close and personal with MacFarlane and he was amazingly nice, stopping to take a Snap despite clearly having had a long day. “It’s only a couple of you. Why not?”, he said to me and another. I couldn’t resist bringing my own TED Doll (the famous foul-mouthed Teddy Bear whom he voiced/created in the 2012 Blockbuster) out and he was happy to pose with us! His Castmates Green and Borstein (a ’90s Icon in her own right as recurring Character Ms. Swan on FOX‘s In Living Colour) also were amazingly nice. “Oh, how nice! A real Camera instead of a Cell Phone for once!”, she said to me after our Snap.
Family Guy Season Twelve premieres on FOX at 9:00 PM EST tonight!
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(Photo/video credit: Mr. Will Wong)