by Josie Kafka
The Sun Never Sets on Doctor Who
To avoid spoilage for the upcoming Doctor Who fiftieth anniversary special, the BBC announced that the episode will air simultaneously around the globe. That means it will air at 7pm in Britain, 2pm in New York, 11am in LA (so early!), and a shocking 6am in Australia, which just seems unfair. Then again, the Aussies do have kangaroos, so maybe that makes up for it.
This Week in Casts
• Vaughn from Alias (whose real name is Michael Vartan) has been cast as a potential love interest for Vera Farmiga on Bates Motel.
• Indira Varma, who has been in everything from Luther to Rome to Torchwood, will play Ellaria Sand in the fourth season of Game of Thrones.
Dennis Farina, who was in a billion things--including Law and Order--passed away in Arizona this week at age 69. Farina was a police officer in Chicago for 18 years before being discovered by Michael Mann and switching careers.
The Florida Lotto got up to $41 million, which is impressive. But perhaps more impressive—wait, no: definitely more impressive are the winning numbers: 04 08 15 16 32 52.
Flowers in the Attic
The Lifetime channel is slated to begin production on an adaptation of VC Andrew’s Flowers in the Attic, the completely trashy incest romance novel that took my junior high school by storm. Heather Graham and Ellen Burstyn have both been cast.
I am absolutely delighted by this news, and can't wait to watch an update of this trashy, trashy story.
Game of Thrones Dreamcast
Mark Greig—who really does find the strangest things online—clued me in to the beauty that is this Game of Thrones genealogical tree/dreamcast. I suppose there could be possible spoilers lurking there for folks who haven’t read all the books, but I think you’ll do okay. And the first person to spot James Marsters gets a dragon!
This Week in Bears
Doux Reviews has readers all over the world, so many of you might not realize that LA isn’t all starlets and Botox. We also have a serious bear problem. That is, bears invade the suburbs and eat suburban trash. The most well-known bear went by the dual nicknames Glen Bearian and Meatball, and has his own Twitter account with over 15,000 followers.
This week, a mama bear out-cuted Glen Bearian. After one of her cubs got stuck in a dumpster, Mama tried as hard as she could to get it out, with a little assistance from a second cub. Sadly, bears do not have opposable thumbs, and emergency (human) personnel were called to the scene. And they all lived happily ever after, as you can see from this adorable video.