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NCIS Los Angeles Season 6

NCIS Los Angeles Season 6 Cast

Since the fifth season finale on NCIS Los Angeles ended in a cliffhanger, the cast filmed two episodes of the upcoming sixth season before they broke for their summer hiatus. That way everyone was in the groove of what would follow and no one’s hair style or tanned skin would look different.

In case you forgot, season five ended with Sam and Callen stuck in a moving submarine with a bomb on board. The first episode of season 6 will undoubtably find Kensi and Deeks trying to find their missing partners.

If you’re hoping that Hetty will be back from her explanations in Washington D.C., don’t despair. Linda Hunt who plays Hetty has been seen on the set.

For those Kensi fans who hope that Talia will just go away, well … you will be disappointed. Apparently their feud is just too good for ratings because she will return for the sixth season premiere.

Don’t miss that episode on Monday, September 29th at 10PM eastern on CBS.

By the way, the new spinoff, “NCIS: New Orleans” will premiere on Tuesday, September 23rd in NCIS: Los Angeles’ old time slot at 9PM eastern.

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Posted by admin - August 1, 2014 at 12:34 pm

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Nashville Season 3

Nashville Season 3 Cast

After briefly considering filming in Georgia or Texas it was decided that season three of Nashville would continue to shoot in music city.

So what will season three bring for Scarlett and Gunnar after spending most of season two apart? Well … Sam Palladio who plays Gunnar on the show has said in interviews that he’s sure that the two will at least return to being musical partners.

But there are many other questions to be answered in season three. Will Rayna accept Luke’s proposal or will she stimied by Deacon’s feelings for her?

How will the relationship between Layla and Will be affected now that Will has admitted that he is gay?

Will Avery be able to forgive Julliette for her affair with Jeff Fordham?

Yes … season three promises to be full of surprises so be sure to tune in for the premiere on September 24th on ABC!

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Posted by admin - August 1, 2014 at 12:33 pm

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Marvel’s Agents of Shield Season 2

Marvel's Agents of Shield Cast

It was announced at the San Diego Comic-Con in July that at least three new Marvel characters will be introduced on the upcoming second season of Marvel’s Agents of Shield.

Daniel Whitehall will portray “The Kraken”, a hydra bad guy. Lance Hunter will play the director of STRIKE, and acronym for “Special Tactical Reserve for International Key Emergencies”.

Lucy Lawless will portray Isabel Hartly, an expert with knives and a long time Shield agent who has a history with Coulsen.

The second season will consist of 10 episodes and then a break during mid season which will be filled by a new Marvel series titled, “Agent Carter” which will feature the Marvel character Peggy Carter who along with Tony Stark’s father, Howard Stark will conduct missions for the “Strategic Scientific Reserve”. Howard Stark by the way is the founder of SHIELD. Anyway, then Agents of Shield will return with an additional 12 episodes later in 2015 for a total of 22 episodes.

The second season of Marvel’s Agents of Shield premieres on September 23rd on ABC.

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Posted by admin - July 28, 2014 at 2:48 pm

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Law and Order SVU Season 16

Law and Order Season 16 Cast

Law and Order SVU will return for an amazing sixteenth season on NBC on September 24th but will it be the last? The attraction of the series over the first 15 seasons has been that the episodes concentrated on the detective work headed by Sergeant Olivia Benson and only briefly delved into the personal lives of the detectives.

Towards the end of last season, the storylines began to focus much more on those personal lives, especially that of Segeant Benson. Is this new direction going to continue and if so will it be met positively by fans?

We will simply have to tune in to find out.

On another note, NBC President Robert Greenblatt has stated that Law and Order SVU may continue to have crossover episodes with Chicago Fire and Chicago PD during this next season.

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Posted by admin - July 28, 2014 at 2:46 pm

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Hawaii Five-0 Season 5

Hawaii Five-0 Season 5 Cast

Hawaii Five-0 is returning for a fifth season and they started off with a bang when the producers, cast and crew attended a traditional Hawaiian blessing on location in Waikiki!

The activities began with a prayer, the untying of a lei and was followed by a ceremony that unted the cast, the crew and other dignitaries.

It was an early start to their first day as the celebration began at 6am.

Season five of Hawaii Five-0 premieres on CBS on September 29th. Don’t miss it!

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Posted by admin - July 28, 2014 at 2:44 pm

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Grimm Season 4

Grimm Season 4 Cast

The fourth season of Grimm will include a new character in the form of Special Agent Chavez who is assigned to investigate the murder of Weston Steward. Chavez will be played by actress Elizabeth Rodriguez.

Don’t be surprised to see Captain Renard return sometime during the season. While no explanation has been offered, it’s promised that the writers will find some interesting way to bring him back.

It wouldn’t surprise us either if Nick somehow manages to recover his powers at some point.

Fans will also be introduced to Octo-Man who can attach his tentacles to a victim’s head and steal all their memories. Unfortunately for the victim, it either leaves them with severe amnesia or dead.

The fourth season of Grimm premieres on October 24th on NBC.

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Posted by admin - July 28, 2014 at 2:43 pm

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Greys Anatomy Season 11

Grey's Anatomy Season 11 Cast

Three characters will be missing when Grey’s Anatomy returns for its eleventh season! Doctor Cristina Yang will be gone along with Doctors Shane Ross and Leah Murphy.

In an interview, series creator Shonda Rhimes said that season 11 would strongly center around Doctor Meredith Grey. Expect to see her have serious issues with family members. Rhimes also said that she is contemplating the possibility of doing flashbacks to the days of Doctor Grey and Doctor Webber’s youths.

Otherwise, the season eleven premiere will be set less than one day after the season 10 finale ended so tune in September 25th on ABC to see what happens!

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Posted by admin - July 28, 2014 at 2:40 pm

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Elementary Season Three

Elementary Season 3 Cast

What can fans expect during the upcoming third season of Elementary? Well … here goes so if you don’t want to hear some minor spoilers you might want to leave now!

In the first episode of season three we will find that Sherlock has been off to London for a full year! He will make an attempt to get back into Joan’s good graces.

Joan will be concentrating on capturing a drug lord who took over her dead husband’s empire.

Lots of questions will be answered in season three. Has Sherlock been back on the drugs? What was he doing during his year-long stint in London? Did he learn enough during his time with Mi6 to allow Mycroft to come out of hiding? What will happen with the triangular relationship between Joan, Sherlock and Mycroft?

Season three of Elementary promises to be full of surprises. Unfortunately, we fans will have to wait until October 30th for the premiere on CBS to find out!

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Posted by admin - July 28, 2014 at 2:13 pm

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What are the Best Christmas Songs?

 

 

Best Christmas SongsUndoubtedly many of you will disagree with our list below of the 25 best Christmas songs of all time. While researching this article we were amazed by the huge number of tunes that have been composed for the Christmas holiday season. We decided to stick to the more well known songs and of course it’s just our opinion. If you think we missed and obvious choice or included a song that doesn’t belong in the top 25 we would love to hear from you in the comments section below!

Anyway, here’s our list:

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – First heard in the 1944 Movie, “Meet Me in St. Louis”. Sung by Judy Garland.

O Holy Night – Written in 1847.

Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Written in 1934.

Jingle Bell Rock – First recorded in 1957 by Bobby Helms.

Little Drummer Boy – Written in 1941 by Katherine K. Davis.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Written in 1939 by Robert L. May. Became a hit sung by Gene Autry in 1949.

White Christmas – First heard in the 1942 movie, “Holiday Inn”. Sung by Bing Crosby, it sold 50 million records.

All I Want for Christmas is You – Written by Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff. Sung by Carey and released in 1994.

The 12 Days of Christmas – Composer and date unknown. Historical records show it being popular as early as the 1500s!

Jingle Bells – Was copyrighted in 1857 under the title, “One Horse Open Sleigh”.

Silent Night – Believed to have been composed in German in 1816 under the title, “Stille Nacht”.

Joy to the World – Written by Isaac Watts. First published in 1719. Based on Psalm 98 in the Bible.

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear – Written by Unitarian Pastor Edmund Sears in 1849.

Frosty the Snowman – Became a top 10 hit in 1950. Performed by Gene Autry after the great success he had with “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The song inspired numerous TV specials.

Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer – Written by Randy Brooks and first performed by Elmo and Patsy Trigg in 1979.

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Written in 1963 by Edward Pola and George Wyle. Released that same year on the Christmas album recorded by Andy Williams.

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Written by Johnny Marks in 1958 and recorded that same year by Brenda Lee. It became a hit single two years later.

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Author and date composed unknown but historically mentioned at least back to the 1400s.

We Three Kings – Written by the Reverend John Henry Hopkins Jr., possibly in 1857 although it didn’t appear in print until 1863. Written specifically for a Christmas pageant at New York’s General Theological Seminary.

Silver Bells – Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans for the 1951 movie, “The Lemon Drop Kid”. Performed in that movie by Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell.

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – Written by Charles Wesley. First published in 1739.

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – Written by Tommie Connor and performed by Jimmy Boyd in 1952, reaching #1 on the Billboard charts!

O Come All Ye Faithful – It’s unclear whether the composer was John of Reading in the 1200s or Francis Wade in the 1700s. It was originally written in Latin and is still often performed in that language.

Up on the House Top – Written by Benjamin Hanby in 1864. It was first recorded by Gene Autry in 1952.

Here Comes Santa Claus – Gene Autry actually wrote this one himself along with Oakley Haldeman! Autry got the idea for the song while riding his horse in the 1946 Santa Claus Lane Parade in Los Angeles, California while the crowds yelled, “Here comes Santa Claus”.

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Posted by admin - April 16, 2012 at 11:57 am

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Who is the Green Hornet?

The Green Hornet

There have been many comic book/television masked heroes introduced to the world such as Batman, Batgirl, Iron Man, Spiderman and the Green Hornet. The Green Hornet was first introduced as a children’s radio program for Detroit station WXYZ in January 1936. While the Green Hornet has been slightly altered since its introduction, in the majority of version its alter ego goes by the name of Britt Reid.

A Look At Green Hornet’s Alter Ego: Britt Reid

Who is Britt Reid? He is a young, wealthy and highly respected Daily Sentinel newspaper publisher. Reid is about public service, which is why at night he wears a mask and becomes the Green Hornet, who is a vigilante crime fighter. The Green Hornet does have a sidekick who goes by the name Kato. He also wears a mask and drives the duo’s technologically advanced vehicle dubbed “Black Beauty”. The Green Hornet battles the criminal element in the city by infiltrating the groups, leaving behind evidence and criminals for police to find and nab.

From Radio To Movies: The Adaptation Of The Green Hornet

Now, the Green Hornet was modified into two movie serials:

– 1940 The Green Hornet
– 1941 The Green Hornet Strikes Again

Now, the first adaptation had 13 chapters while its predecessor had a couple more for a total of 15. In every serial, the pair were linked to one huge criminal syndicate that ended up utterly defeated in the finale. The radio version had several factions that worked entirely independent from one another.

The Introduction Of The Green Hornet Comic Books

Bear in mind that in December 1940, the Green Hornet comic book made newsstands. Fran Striker wrote the series while Helnit Comics published it under the title Green Hornet Comics. It ran for just six issues.

Beginning at issue number seven, Harvey Comics took over and published an additional 41 issues. In issue 34, the title was modified to Green Hornet Fights Crime and, with issue 44, it was changed to Green Hornet, Racket Buster. He was also featured in War Victory Comics in 1942. Here, he assisted in encouraging Americans about the war that wasn’t going well at that time. He also made appearances in All-New Comics issues 13 and 14 in 1946 with a cover shoot on issue 13.

A Move To The Small Screen and Big Screen

The television network ABC created the Green Hornet television series, which aired from 1966 to 1967 and starred Van Williams. Williams played both the publisher and masked hero. Bruce Lee was his sidekick Kato.

With the help of the Green Hornet and his other accomplishments, Lee rose to international stardom and became the United States’ first naturalized citizens from China. Lee not only became an actor; he was also a film producer, film director, screenwriter and philosopher. He also founded the Jeer Kune Do martial arts. During the 1970s, he starred in five movies that kick-started the martial arts film industry.

A little irony about Lee’s success and his Kato role: it’s mostly responsible for the attention the TV series got in later years. In the live action 1960s Batman TV series, both the Green Hornet and Kato made appearances as anti-heroes during episodes Batman’s Satisfaction and A Piece of the Action, which were in the series’ second season. For 14 issues in 1989, the Green Hornet showed up in NOW Comics, with another 40 issues between 1991 and 1995.

Since the 1990s, a film version for the masked hero was thrown about by both Miramax and Universal Pictures. However, it would be Sony Pictures that would release the action-comedy Green Hornet on Jan. 14, 2011. It starred Seth Rogen who co-wrote the film script with the help of Evan Goldberg. The film took Britt Reid’s character a different direction by portraying him as a drunken playboy who takes life more seriously after his father dies. The cast of the movie includes:

Jay Chou – Kato
Cameron Diaz – Lenore Case
Christoph Waltz – Chudnofsky
Edward James Olmos – Mike Axford

It’s true that the Green Hornet doesn’t have the same exposure or following as the other popular crimefighters such as Spiderman and Batman. However, the Hornet’s legend is likely to continue far off into the future.

The Green Hornet is a U.S. comic book, radio and TV hero behind a mask who made his debut on a children’s radio program on January 31, 1936, on WXYZ, the same local Detroit station that originated The Lone Ranger. Although the character has been slightly modified over the years, in the majority of his versions Britt Reid, a young, rich and respected newspaper publisher and owner of the Daily Sentinel was the secret identity of the Green Hornet. He is all about public service so at night he donned a mask and became the Green Hornet, a vigilante crime-figher. He is accompanied by his confidant and sidekick, Kato, who also wears a mask and pilots their futuristic and technological automobile, the “Black Beauty”. In his role as the Green Hornet, Reid poses as a crook in order to penetrate and then fight underworld elements, leaving evil-doers behind for the police along with the evidence necessary to convict them.

The Green Hornet appeared in two serials in movie theaters: The Green Hornet in 1940 and The Green Hornet Strikes Again in 1941! The Green Hornet had a total of 13 installments while The Green Hornet Strikes Again! lasted a bit longer at 15 chapters, with the Green Hornet and Kato foiling a different crime in every chapter. The radio program had presented the duo as fighting numerous different criminal organizations but in each of the film serials they battled just one syndicate until they ultimately defeated it in the final episode.

Green Hornet comic books also appeared on news stands in December of 1940. A series, titled Green Hornet Comics, was published by Helnit Comics, written by Fran Striker and ran for six issues. Harvey Comics took over beginning with issue number seven and published another forty-one issues! The title was changed to Green Hornet Fights Crime as of issue number 34, and Green Hornet, Racket Buster with issue number 44. The Green Hornet was also featured in a public-service issue of War Victory Comics in 1942 where he helped encourage Americans whose war wasn’t going too well. He also appeared in issues thirteen and fourteen of All-New Comics in 1946 and even appeared on the cover of number thirteen!

The Green Hornet also appeared as a U.S. TV show that aired on the ABC TV network. It was broadcast during the 1966–1967 TV season with actor Van Williams starring as both the Britt Reid and the Green Hornet, with Bruce Lee co-starring as his sidekick Kato. Lee became an international icon due to his numerous accomplishments and the fact that he was one of the first naturalized U.S. citizens from China to find fame in America. Lee was a philosopher, film director, film producer, screenwriter, and founder of the Jeet Kune Do martial arts movement. He starred in five movies that brought martial arts films to the U.S. in the 1970s. Ironically, Lee’s sidekick role and later fame on the big screen is most responsible for the attention that the TV series received in later years. The Green Hornet and Kato also appeared as anti-heroes in the second season of the live-action 1960s Batman TV series, in the two part episodes “A Piece of the Action” and “Batman’s Satisfaction”. The Green Hornet also appeared in NOW Comics for fourteen issues in 1989 and another forty between 1991 and 1995.

A movie version of the Green Hornet has been given serious consideration begining in the 1990s, with Miramax and Universal Pictures both wanting to produce a movie. Finally, Sony Pictures, a subsidiary of Columbia Pictures, succeeded in bringing a comedy-action Green Hornet film to the big screen on January 14, 2011, starring Seth Rogen who penned the script along with Evan Goldberg. The movie added a new, never before mentioned concept to the story showing Britt Reid as a drunken playboy who only got serious about life after the death of his father. Jay Chou also starred in the film as Kato along with a megastar cast including Edward James Olmos, Chrisotph Waltz and Cameron Diaz.

While the Green Hornet has not had the attention that fellow crimefighters like Batman and Spiderman, his legend has endured and will most likely continue into the future!

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Posted by admin - February 13, 2012 at 6:06 am

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