The recent death of Laurel Lance/Black Canary (Katie Cassidy) in the fourth season of "Arrow" may have come as a shock to fans of The CW's popular superhero series, especially as it deviated from the comic book source material, but Cassidy says that her character's death makes sense to her.
In the previous episode, titled "Eleven-Fifty-Nine," "Arrow" finally revealed who was in the mystery grave that was featured in a flash-forward earlier this season, which showed Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) of "The Flash" standing by a freshly dug grave. As Wednesday's episode confirmed, the grave's mystery occupant was Laurel, who was stabbed and killed by Damien Dahrk (Neal McDonough) as he escaped from Iron Heights Prison. Though Oliver was able to bring Laurel to a hospital, she unexpectedly died while recovering from surgery.
During a recent press screening, Cassidy said that Laurel has been on a "truly amazing" journey and that the show's writers have written well for the character. "I've had such an incredible arc so it made sense to me, creatively, that we've told Laurel's story," the actress said (via The Hollywood Reporter). more >>
HBO has screened the first episode of the hotly anticipated sixth season of "Game of Thrones," treating guests to an "intense" hour filled with "genuinely shocking" scenes.
On Sunday, April 10, the much-hyped first episode of season 6 was screened for select guests at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. It is the only screening of the season 6 premiere that will be held before the new season debuts later this month on HBO. The top secret season 6 premiere hour was not even sent to critics in advance, something that HBO has done every year since the popular fantasy drama series debuted.
According to those in attendance, HBO and the show's producers asked guests to refrain from sharing any of the first episode's plot points or write official reviews about it. Nevertheless, several media outlets have managed to hand out some decidedly vague comments about the premiere without spoiling it for those who will have to wait two more weeks to see the first episode. more >>
When HBO's hit fantasy drama series "Game of Thrones" returns later this month, fans will find new alliances and new conflicts re-arranging the political situation in the fictional world of Westeros.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, "Game of Thrones" star Liam Cunningham, who plays the smuggler-turned-knight Davos Seaworth, said that while the previous season featured "worlds colliding," the hotly anticipated sixth season of the HBO series will feel like a completely different show from what "Game of Thrones" fans know.
"This season's cool because it resets the chess board and people get partnered with new people," the actor said. "There are new plans – and they're enormous plans. There are new loyalties. There are new tensions. There are tensions between people where there were not tensions before." more >>
Prominent Christian actor and former child television star Kirk Cameron asserted Wednesday that the Bible's guidelines for marriage instruct wives to honor and "follow their husband's lead."
Cameron, who travels to churches across the United States to teach married couples about the importance of having a God-centered marriage and the importance of fighting to keep their marriages alive, spoke with The Christian Post on his participation in the "Love Worth Fighting For" national marriage tour.
Cameron, who is most known for his role in the 80's sitcom "Growing Pains," has visited nearly 200 churches across the U.S. in the seven years of the tour's existence, was asked to explain God's guidelines for marriage. more >>
"American Idol" wrapped up its very last season and show Thursday night in an action-packed, star-studded finale that included memorable performances from a array of talent, including Christian artists Colton Dixon and Danny Gokey.
Contestant Trent Harmon was crowned the 15th and final "Idol" winner, besting runner-up La'Porsha Renae. Leading up to those last few tense moments between the two fellow Mississippians before the winner was announced, "Idol" put on a finale to remember with thrilling performances by the show's alumni, including its very first winner, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, David Cook, Fantasia Barrino, Ruben Studdard, Jordin Sparks, and fan favorites like Kimberley Locke, David Cook, Joshua Ledet, George Huff, Colton Dixon and Danny Gokey.
Sporting a blonde Mohawk, Dixon performed his touching Christian hit "Through All of It," as he played the piano. The song's poignant lyrics, which brilliantly captured the moment for the night's two anxious finalists and the show as a whole, include: "I have won and I have lost, I got it right sometimes, but sometimes I did not. Life's been a journey. I've seen joy, I've seen regret. Oh and You have been my God through all of it." more >>
NBC will be expanding its "Law & Order" franchise with an anthology crime drama series to be called "Law & Order: True Crime."
The network is working with executive producer Dick Wolf to bring the scripted series, which will tell the stories of various real-life criminal cases, to life, Deadline has learned. The news of the upcoming "Law & Order" anthology series follows the recent season 1 finale of FX's "American Crime Story," which portrayed the infamous 1995 O.J. Simpson trial.
"Law & Order: True Crime" is reportedly currently in development and will tackle the case of convicted killers Lyle and Erik Menendez in its first eight-episode season. more >>