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July 12 2014

Help James and Jasmin Marsters produce short film "Kessi Blue". James and Jasmin Marsters are asking for fans to help fund their short film "Kessi Blue" via Indiegogo. There are quite a few perks, including James' autograph, a YouTube message from James, a one-on-one Skype chat with James and a brunch with James.

July 11 2014

'Sequestered' first Look. Co-starring Summer Glau, Jesse Bradford, and Patrick Warburton as well as featuring the directing talents of Kevin Tancharoen, Yahoo TV gives a first look at the promo art and synopsis for the upcoming Crackle.com original miniseries about a jury trial gone awry.

July 10 2014

Emma Caulfield to attend Starfury Vampire Ball convention. James Marsters was announced last year. It's at Birmingham in the UK in September.

July 08 2014

Marti Noxon to adapt Gillian Flynn's debut novel 'Sharp Objects' for EOne. Looks like Marti Noxon is working on another series
See Neil Patrick Harris in the new "Gone Girl" trailer. "[Gone Girl's director David] Fincher ups the creepiness with a first look at Neil Patrick Harris as Desi, Amy's ex-boyfriend, who's likely to play an integral role in the plot no matter how much the screenplay strays from the book."
Alexis Denisof's new show "Finding Carter" premieres on MTV tonight at 10pm. This drama centers on a teenage girl who finds out she's been abducted as a toddler and must return to her original family. Alexis plays her father. You can find the trailer in this thread and Variety's review here.

July 07 2014

Alan Tudyk on never playing the same role twice - except that one time. Alan Tudyk reflects on his career in The AV Club feature Random Roles.

July 03 2014

Win tickets to see Ben Edlund at Genre Smash! in Los Angeles on July 15th. We have five pairs of tickets to give away to see Ben chat about his work (Angel, Firefly, Supernatural, Gotham). So if you're interested, send an email to whedonesque@gmail.com with the subject "Ben" and we'll pick the winners randomly on the 6th of July.

July 02 2014

Amber Benson narrates the audio edition of John Scalzi's "Lock In". Amber and Wil Wheaton narrate two versions of Lock In, and if you pre-order one version, Audible.com will give you the other one, too. More...
Reddit, ready for Ruffalo? Mark Ruffalo answered some questions from the Reddit community. Tor.com has a summary here. More...
Mark Ruffalo talks about the Hulk and many other things. Mark Ruffalo talked with Nigel M. Smith of Indiewire about things related and not related to "The Avengers."

July 01 2014

Sarah Michelle Gellar visited the set of "Bones" in February. With a picture of SMG with David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel.

June 27 2014

Buffy vs. pertussis. Sarah Michelle Gellar pens an open letter at HuffPo to encourage parents to vaccinate against whooping cough.

June 26 2014

Bear McCreary honored by an ASCAP's inaugural Composers Choice Awards. At this year's 29th annual Film & Television Music Awards on June 25th, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers introduced the Composers' Choice Awards which honored the "Agents of SHIELD" composer in the category of TV Composer along Steven Price and Dave Porter. More...

June 25 2014

(SPOILER) Adam Baldwin talks about his new TNT series 'The Last Ship'. He discusses his character, working on a Navy ship, and a bit of what to expect from the series.

June 24 2014

(SPOILER) SchmoesKnows has scoop on Nathan Fillion's Guardians of the Galaxy’ role. If true, I can see it actually.

June 23 2014

Anthony Stewart Head talks about being a Joss Yes-Man. ASH talks to Vulture about Ripper,"Much Ado About Nothing", Rupert Giles in the Buffy Comics and Shakespeare brunches with Joss.

June 22 2014

Jenny Mollen book signing in Los Angeles. Jenny Mollen, Angel Season 5's werewolf Nina Ash, will be signing copies of her new book " I Like You Just the Way I Am: Stories About Me and Some Other People". The signing is 7pm Pacific at Barnes and Noble. More...
Nathan Fillion will cameo in "Guardians of the Galaxy" says James Gunn. Watch for Caleb...er, Captian Hammer... Mal Reynolds! in Guardians of the Galaxy.

June 21 2014

Nick Brendon interview on Schrodinger's Cat and Buffy. Nick describes making a sci-fi movie without a script, his favorite Buffy episodes and the 'very political' cancellation of Kitchen Confidential. More...
Clark Gregg - KCRW's Guest DJ Project. Gregg reveals five favorite songs and how he prepared for his "death" scene in Marvel's The Avengers.

June 20 2014

Q&A with Nick Brendon about his new movie 'Coherence' tomorrow in L.A.. This will take place after the 7pm showing at the Los Feliz 3 Cinema on the 21st. 'Coherence' seems to be getting some critical buzz, check out the website here.
John Rubinstein returns to Pippin on Broadway. A friend mentioned that John Rubinstein (Angel's Lindwood Murrow) was joining the cast of Pippin on Broadway and I was excited for "Yay! Linwood on Broadway!" Then I realized it was the theater geek part of me that was supposed to be excited as he was the ORIGINAL Pippin on Broadway and is returning 42 years later to play King Charlemagne.
James Marsters and Bianca Lawson to guest star on 'Witches of East End'. It's nearly seventeen years since they appeared together on Buffy.
J. August Richards joins "Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce". J. August Richards, along with Julianna Guill, has joined the cast of Bravo's first scripted series "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce." Adapted from the "Girlfriends’ Guide..." book series by Vicki Iovine, Marti Noxon wrote the pilot and is executive producing the series with Iovine, Meryl Poster and Adam Brooks. who also directed the pilot.
Anthony Stewart Head talks "Dominion". SyFy site Blastr interviews Anthony Stewart Head on his new SyFy series "Dominion," a continuation of the 2010 film "Legion."

June 19 2014

Salon reviews Nick Brendon's "Coherence". "In this ingenious improvised indie, a passing comet flings a bourgeois California dinner party into quantum chaos."
David Boreanaz reflects on 18 year TV run. He'll be at Wizard World Philadelphia this Friday and Saturday. James Marsters, Nathan Fillion, Eliza Dushku and Alan Tudyk will also be at the convention.
Julie Benz talks about her characters, figure skating and her favourite apps. The second season of her show 'Defiance' airs tonight on Syfy. She's also done a very recent Reddit AMA.
The Hollywood Reporter reviews "Dominion". "... Of the many, many things someone at the network needed to broach - and then squash - was why in the world you would hire Anthony Stewart Head and take away his accent. That's not just a bad decision - it's inconceivable in the whole of its asininity."

June 18 2014

Zoe and Principal Wood -- together at last! I always hoped those two crazy kids would get together! Now it seems like they finally have on the USA Network show, Suits. More...
Tom Lenk guests in the latest episode of Spooked. It also features The Avengers' Ashley Johnson.

June 17 2014

Jewel Staite and Sean Maher to appear at Fanboy Expo in Tampa, FL. The fan convention runs September 12-14, 2014, with daily tickets as low as $20. In related convention news, Chloe Bennet will appear at Tampa Bay Comic Con in August and Mark Sheppard will appear at Conjure Con in Orlando (also in August).

June 16 2014

Happy birthday Tom Lenk. He turns 38 today. More...

June 15 2014

Happy birthday to Neil Patrick Harris! He turns 41 today.

June 14 2014

James Marsters talks about his latest play, Joss' Hamlet, and Spike. A good interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
Nicholas Brendon's AMA on Reddit. Talking about his sci-fi movie Coherence and some BtvS.

June 13 2014

Tom Hiddleston to play Hank Williams. He is set to play and sing as the legendary singer in a biopic.

June 12 2014

'Speed' 20th anniversary: Meet the passengers of bus 2525. Brief mention of Joss Whedon in this article on the movie 'Speed' which he script doctored: "I teased him once when I did an episode of "Angel." I said, "You took my whole part away... Thank goodness!""

June 11 2014

Six degrees of 'Buffy'-ration: connecting our favorite tv actors to The Slayer. Whimsical attempt to pull a Kevin Bacon "Six degrees" for Buffy...
Trailer for Alexis Denisof's new show 'Finding Carter'. This show will air on MTV on July 8th.
Listen to NPH in 'Hedwig'. For those unable to see the show, BuzzFeed is streaming the cast recording to promote the upcoming album release. More...

June 10 2014

Chloe Bennet featured in June/July issue of Esquire magazine. In the "gentlemen's magazine" recurring "funny joke from a beautiful woman" page. More...

June 09 2014

Neil Patrick Harris wins a Tony. A clip of Neil engaging the audience, including Samuel L. Jackson, in a Tony perfomance of Hedwig can be found here.

June 08 2014

Comedy Central adapting web sensation 'BriTANick'. Brian Mc Elhaney and Nick Kocher (First and Second Watchmen from 'Much Ado About Nothing') are the comedy team behind BriTANick. More...

June 05 2014

Clark Gregg's AMA on Reddit. This event came up for 'Trust Me' but was mostly about AoS.
Spooked Ep. 1 Featuring Dichen Lachman, Ashley Johnson, EP Felicia Day. The first episode of Geek & Sundry's new scripted series "Spooked," features Dichen Lachman and Ashley Johnson. More...

June 04 2014

First review for the supernatural comedy 'Spooked' (produced by Felicia Day). The show premieres tomorrow on Hulu and YouTube, and guest-stars a collection of notable Whedonverse Alumni. More...

June 02 2014

Neil Patrick Harris wins Drama Desk Award for Hedwig and the Angry Inch. He shares the "Best Actor In a Musical" award with Jefferson Mays from "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder".

May 30 2014

NPH's 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' to get cast recording. To be released on the 1st of July.

May 29 2014

Chiwetel Ejiofor and Mark Ruffalo nominated for the Critics' Choice TV Awards 2014. They're competing in the same category of "Best actor in a movie or mini-series", the ceremony will be taped and aired on the CW on June 19th at 8pm.

May 28 2014

Tim Minear interview on Circuit 42 Presents. He talks about his body of work from The X-Files to American Horror Story.

May 27 2014

James Marsters to star in L.A. Theatre Works' 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'. This will run from June 12th to 15th and will broadcast on US radio at a later date. tickets for the performances can be bought here.

May 26 2014

Clark Gregg is the guest on today's Nerdist Podcast. They talk about S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel, and Clark's new movie Trust Me, among other things.

May 24 2014

Report: Drew Goddard has left Daredevil. This hasn't been the best two days for Marvel. Update The Hollywood Reporter says Steven S. DeKnight will take over Daredevil and indeed Marvel has confirmed it.

May 22 2014

AfterBuzz TV interviews J. August Richards. This 30-minute long interview discusses his role in Agents of SHIELD, including the audition process and how he got hired, his work on Angel, playing lawyers on the screen and also about his career choices.

May 21 2014

A HuffPost challenge: We bet you didn't know these TV co-stars are married in real life. I'm sure we'll all get the obvious one but maybe not the second one.
Dallas Comic Con 2014 - Nathan Fillion Panel. Nathan Fillion shared some stories and answered some questions during his own, last-minute panel at this past weekend's convention in Dallas, Texas. Spoilers for the end of season 6 of Castle.

May 20 2014

You are the Star In NPH's autobiography! Neil Patrick Harris is sharing the cover art for his new book, Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography . More...
The one complaint Joss had about the first draft of the Guardians of the Galaxy script. According to James Gunn, "Joss said, 'I wish there was more James Gunn in this script.'" The rest of the article is semi-spoilerish for the movie.

May 19 2014

Bill 'Garrett' Paxton talks about Million Dollar Arm, and SHIELD. In this interview about playing a baseball coach, he also talks about being part of the SHIELD cast.
Watch a clip from "Lost River" starring Iain De Caestecker and Christina Hendricks. Formerly titled, "How to Catch a Monster," the film is showing at Cannes right now.
Brett Dalton cast in new movie "The Tourist". Brett Dalton has booked a role in the indie drama The Tourist for writer-director Evan Oppenheimer. More...

May 18 2014

See the trailer for "Spooked", a new paranormal digital series produced by Felicia Day and Bryan Singer. The series, featuring Whedonverse alum Ashley Johnson, will premiere June 4th on YouTube and Hulu. As reported earlier, Tom Lenk and Dichen Lachman will also guest star.

May 16 2014

View the trailer for Anthony Stewart Head's new Syfy show, Dominion. Variety.com has the trailer for "Dominion", starring Anthony Stewart Head and Chris Egan, premieres June 19 on SyFy.
James Marsters will be "Team Spike" for all of eternity. Buzzfeed chat to James about Buffy, Spike, Dragon Warriors and Ghost of the Robot.
Jose Molina joins Agent Carter as writer. The former Firefly scribe tweeted about his involvement. More...

May 15 2014

Neil Patrick Harris' future at CBS. NPH discusses why he is not interested in hosting a late night talk show and that a weekly variety series maybe in his future.

May 14 2014

"The Lord of Catan" with Amy Acker and Fran Kranz Playing at The New York Short Film Festival The festival runs May 27th through May 29th at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema in New York City. The short was written and directed by Stuart C. Paul. More...

May 13 2014

Danny Strong talks about "Empire". He describes it as 'King Lear' meets 'Hip Hop' meets 'Dynasty'. More...

May 12 2014

TBS cancels "Men at Work". The 3-season comedy starred Adam Busch and also featured David Krumholtz recurring in its final season.

May 11 2014

Elizabeth Henstridge on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Elizabeth Henstridge talks to Craig about her experience at a Turkish bath. The full episode is also available which contains the full interview.

May 10 2014

"The Crazy Ones" canceled by CBS. Sarah Michelle Gellar's comedy is no more.
J. August Richards to appear at Motor City Comic Con May 16-18. J.August Richards from "Angel" and "Agents of SHIELD" will be appearing Friday to Sunday. Please stop by his table and welcome him to Detroit! Nick Brendon will also be at the convention.

May 09 2014

Morena Baccarin to star in "The Red Tent" for Lifetime. It is a two part miniseries also starring Minnie Driver and Debra Winger.

May 08 2014

Seven actors discuss pilot season. Brief interview with Fran Kranz with mentions of Dollhouse and Joss.
Fox cancels Seth Green's sitcom 'Dads'. 'Surviving Jack' and 'Enlisted' also bit the dust.

May 07 2014

Seattle International Film Festival to honor Chiwetel Ejiofor. On May 19th SIFF will honor Ejiofor with an award for Outstanding Achievment in Acting. Festivies include a screening of Serenity the evening prior to the award. More...
Tom Hiddleston's reaction to pint-sized fans. Hiddleston has warm interaction with young fans.
Neil Patrick Harris is on the new cover of Rolling Stone. (Accompanying picture is NSFW.) From playing hyper-masculine Barney Stinson to transsexual Hedwig, how the onetime child star met himself.
Danny Strong's pilot "Empire" ordered to series by Fox. Strong wrote the pilot that was directed by Lee Daniels.
Ming-Na Wen joins Blumhouse-Universal thriller '6 Miranda Drive'. '6 Miranda Drive' is about a family that unwittingly brings a supernatural force home with them from their vacation to the Grand Canyon. More...

May 06 2014

Here's a trailer for Nicholas Brendon's intriguing sci-fi movie Coherence. This movie, the feature directorial debut of James Ward Byrkit, looks pretty interesting in its comparison to Primer, amongst other high praise so far, and also has Nick Brendon in a supporting role.
Andrew Chambliss signs a 2 year deal with ABC Studios. This deal will hold him as writer producer of "Once Upon a Time" next season and also to develop new projects.

May 02 2014

Talking to the producers of Showrunners: A Documentary Film. The producers talk about interviewing Joss Whedon and mention being in the Spartacus writer's room.

May 01 2014

Clark Gregg on Comedy Central's "@Midnight". Clark Gregg guests on Comedy Central Show "@Midnight" in their segment FTW. The full title of the clip and the clip itself are NSFW.
Morena Baccarin is a deadly spy in Melissa McCarthy's new film. Great to see her film career taking off in a big way.

April 30 2014

Danny Strong making directorial debut with "Salinger's War". Actor and highly prolific screenwriter Danny Strong (go, Jonanthan!) has written and will direct "Salinger's War," based on the book "JD Salinger: A Life" by Kenneth Slawensk.

April 29 2014

Check out the trailer for a short film, The Portal, starring Tahmoh Penikett as a lost wizard. It's been screened at the LA Comedy Festival, and it looks like the producers are trying to make it into a web series.
Neil Patrick Harris gets nominated for a Tony Award. He got it for his role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

April 28 2014

Tahmoh Penikett to guest on CW's "Reign". The episode airs May 1st.

April 25 2014

Fran Kranz on Agents of SHIELD? - "We've talked about it". This and more can be found in Fran's enjoyable AMA from yesterday.

April 24 2014

Clark Gregg's "Trust Me" has a new trailer. He's the writer and director with a terrific cast.
Fran Kranz on Huffpost Live. Fran Kranz will discuss his new offbeat detective comedy "Murder of a Cat" and all things Hollywood. Fran will be on Thurs. 4/24 at 2:30 pm EDT. Tweet lauren nicole mikler if you want to participate.
James Marsters has a new Kickstarter. He stars in a feature fantasy film called 'Dragon Warriors'.

April 23 2014

Felicia Day: using tech to create art. In related Felicia news, it was announced yesterday that she would be voice-starring in the animated feature adaptation of 'Chew'.
Clip of 'Showrunners' doc unveiled at Wonder Con '14. "...The first feature length film to explore the rising power of the TV showrunner and the behind the scenes process that goes into making a hit show."

April 21 2014

Trailer for Olivia Williams' new show, "Manhattan." The television drama is set during the building of the first atomic bomb in New Mexico. More...

April 20 2014

Angel's son gets hitched to a Gilmore Girl. Always thought Kartheiser sounded extremely professional in his commentaries and interviews. Nice to see two pleasant actors together. Hope it works out.
Trailer for "The Normal Heart," starring Mark Ruffalo. HBO movie, based on the play by Larry Kramer, directed by Ryan Murphy.

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