The CW made several additions to their DC Comics-inspired television series "The Flash" and "Arrow" this week.
While "The Flash" will make its series premiere this fall, "Arrow" is entering its third season. In the first casting news release, Kelly Frye of "Rake" will guest-star on "The Flash" as Bette San Souci, a bomb disposal expert destined to become the villainous Plastique, according to E! Online. The character has the ability to turn any object into an explosive device. She will make her first appearance in the fifth episode of the season.
Alternately, "Arrow" announced the casting of J.R. Ramirez who will play Wildcat on the third season of the televisions series. Ramirez is best known for his role on "Emily Owens. The actor's "Arrow" character Wildcat is described as a former boxer with a mysterious past who now runs a gym for underprivileged youths, according to Variety. Furthermore, Wildcat will have a huge effect on Laurel Lance's story arc. more >>
Allison Williams is set to take on a brand new role, one that another young lady made famous. The "Girls" star will be portraying Peter Pan in NBC's production of "Peter Pan Live!" The live-action role was made famous by Mary Martin.
The announcement of Williams' appearance was posted on Twitter last Thursday; she will star opposite Christopher Walken, who will play Captain Hook. Since then, she has been very enthusiastic about her upcoming appearance.
"We couldn't be happier that Allison Williams is our Peter Pan," Robert Greenblatt, the chairman of NBC Entertainment, in a statement. "She's a lovely rising star on the award-winning show 'Girls' – where she occasionally shows off her incredible vocal talent – and we think she will bring the perfect blend of 'boyish' vulnerability and bravado to save the day against Christopher Walken's powerful Captain Hook." more >>
Ariana Grande is an inspiration to many but she wasn't always so comfortable in the spotlight and even with herself. Grande admitted in a new interview that the hardest thing she ever did was severing all contact with her father, Edward Butera.
"It's private, but it happened last year. It took me so long to be okay with it," Grande told "Seventeen" magazine. "The thing that got me there was embracing the fact that I am made up of half my dad, and a lot of traits come from him. So much of me comes from my father, and for so long, I didn't like that about myself. I had to accept that it's okay not to get along with somebody and still love them."
Grande is the granddaughter of Frank Grande, who she absolutely adored. He was an inspiration to the teen as she worked on Nickelodeon's series "Victorious" and "Sam & Cat." Since then, Grande has been an enormous success, releasing her first single in 2013. It wasn't always easy for the teen to be in the spotlight, though. more >>
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" will be joined by a woman who played one of the toughest female cops in TV history. Kyra Sedgwick, who played Detective Brenda Leigh Johnson on "The Closer" for seven years, will join the cast as Deputy Chief Madeline Wuntch.
Wuntch is the longtime enemy of Captain Holt, executive producer Dan Goor told TVGuide. She is "a person with whom Holt has a tremendous amount of history and all of it bad. There will be a lot of negative pressure on Holt and the precinct because of her."
It's an ironic twist, given that Sedgwick's former character was almost always under pressure from her superiors thanks to her innovative methods of solving cases and getting the confession. "The Closer" was an immensely popular series, and fans were sad to see Sedgwick leave after a successful run. However, the show spun-off the now popular series "Major Crimes," which has retained most of the original cast from "The Closer." more >>
Sarah Drew of "Grey's Anatomy" is pregnant with her second child, the actress announced via Twitter this week.
The 33-year-old starlet took to the micro blogging site with a photo of her baby bump on Tuesday, July 30.
Jennifer Williams is making it clear that she is not addressing her former friend Evelyn Lozada negatively in recent cryptic tweets, despite media reports.
Lozada, Williams' former best friend from the VH1 "Basketball Wives" series, seemed to be willing to rekindle a friendship on Twitter recently. After Williams, 39, wrote some cryptic tweets following Lozada tweeting about patching things up with her, the former cleared the air.
"Y'all need to stop thinking everything I tweet is about a certain someone," Williams tweeted. "I'm going to @ the person so u knows it's real if that's the case." more >>