#SPOTTED: CHRISTINA MILIAN + BEN VEREEN IN TORONTO FOR “ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW”
As preparations are under way for FOX‘s Rocky Horror Picture Show, the star spottings continue to roll-in. Christina Milian provided significantly to our soundtrack becoming an adult in the early ’00s. Hits like Between Me and You (with Ja Rule), AM to PM, Dip it Low were staples for the MTV generation.
Since her Pop days, Milian has enjoyed popularity as a television personality on E!’s Christina Milian Turned Up and a correspondent on The Voice.
While shopping at Pusateri‘s we ran into Milian who was stocking up for the week ahead and it appears she’s on a high protein diet in preparation for her role as Magenta.
The FOX TV Movie remake of the 1975 Cult Classic, stars also Staz Nair in the titular role, Reeve Carney, Adam Lambert, Laverne Cox, Victoria Justice and Tim Curry, who starred in the original although still has yet to arrive. We also spotted Cox out and about in an Uber and Justice with her family too! Cox however, made it clear she wanted her privacy.
See her shock at getting a limo for her Uber today!
Billy and I had the pleasure of getting a Snap with Cox during World Pride a couple years back:
See our Snap with the amazing Milian:
We also spotted Co-Star Ben Vereen (Reading Rainbow, Webster, Top Five) who stars as Dr. Everett Scott. He was just too gracious!
There still is no confirmed release date for Rocky Horror Picture Show, but we are hoping for Halloween?
We met some of the other cast members of the upcoming Remake last month. More on that here.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)
#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!
See our Snaps:
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: “ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK” STAR LAVERNE COX IN TORONTO FOR WORLD PRIDE 2014
In just over a year, Netflix Original Series ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK quickly has taken over the World by storm. The ever-popular craze of Bingewatching not only has Fans under house arrest, but quickly it is making Stars out of up-and-coming Actors equally.
Transgender Actress Laverne Cox plays Sophia Burset on the Series, perhaps my favourite of many likeable Characters in the Cast. Just appearing on the cover of TIME Magazine earlier this month – with the distinction of being the first-ever Transgender person to do so – she is in town to appear tonight at an In Conversation With at TIFF Bell Lightbox as part of the World Pride Festivities taking over the City this week. More here.
In addition to acting and looking fabulous always, Cox writes occasionally for The Huffington Post and is an ardent Advocate of Transgender Rights.
Cox graced the Morning Show circuit this morning, appearing bright and early at KISS 92.5‘s The Roz & Mocha Show where Fans were moved to tears by her inspiring words. Shortly after, she made her way to Global Television’s The Morning Show (National Edition). Fans were left disappointed though as Cox opted for Loading Docks and Underground Garages. We were lucky enough to catch-up with an on-the-go Cox who made an exception for one Fan Photo. We are on cloud nine that Billy and I got to meet her.
Netflix streams both Season One and Two of ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, available now!
See our Snap:
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong/Netflix)
#GIVEAWAY: ENTER TO WIN AN “ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK” PRIZE PACK INCLUDING AN IPOD TOUCH AND SIX-MONTH MEMBERSHIP TO NETFLIX CANADA!
Trends may come and go, but one thing is for sure, orange is the new black! Netflix Canada and Mr. Will Wong are thrilled to give Readers the chance to win an iPod Touch, a six-month Netflix Canada Membership and even more, an Orange is the New Black Prize Pack including a signed copy of the Novel by Piper Kerman, on which the Series is based. If it’s any indication just how good the Series is, a second Season of already has been green-lit. Even more, Regina Spektor has been confirmed to pen its Theme Song, out on iTunes tomorrow!
Created and Executive-Produced by Jenji Kohan (Weeds) and based on the U.S. best-selling Memoir of the same name by Piper Kerman, the Comedic-Drama starring Taylor Schilling follows engaged-Brooklynite, Piper Chapman (Schilling), whose decade-old relationship with drug-runner Alex (Laura Prepon) results in her arrest and year-long detention in a federal penitentiary. To pay her debt to society, Piper must trade her comfortable New York life with Fiancé Larry (Jason Biggs) for an orange jumpsuit and a baffling prison culture where she is forced to question everything she believes and form unexpected new alliances with a group of eccentric and outspoken inmates. The Series also stars Kate Mulgrew, Natasha Lyonne, Pablo Schreiber, Danielle Brooks, Matt McGorry, Laverne Cox and Taryn Manning.
See the Trailer below:
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Neflix releases Orange is the New Black Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 12:01 PAC.
(Photo/video credit: Netflix)