The much anticipated premiere of Season 4 of The Voice is nearly over. The Voice returns tonight with sort of a new look. Judges Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green have departed, and musical superstars Shakira and Usher will be replacing them for the season.
There seems to be a lot of excitement for the new season. Take a look at a preview of the new season of The Voice and tell us if you think Shakira and Usher will be good judges this season. Also, do you think The Voice is better than American Idol? Why or why not?
The two hour season premiere of The Voice airs tonight 8/7 central on NBC.
Dwayne Johnson’s career is at an all-time high, as he’s still retained his WWE fans while carving out a diehard action audience and cultivating a family friendly brand as well.
Mr. Johnson faces his biggest challenge to date with Hercules: The Thracian Wars, a project that’s being directed by Rush Hour filmmaker Brett Ratner. “I was born to play Hercules,” said Johnson, whose slightly humorous remark didn’t hide his determination with the project. “I’ve loved and honored the mythology over the years since I was a kid. When I first broke into Hollywood, Hercules was one of movies that I had…not chased because I didn’t have the power to chase anything at that time. But I always had it in the back of my mind. Everything happens for a reason and it’s come back full circle.”
To hear Dwayne Johnson talk about the dark tone of Hercules: The Thracian Wars, listen to our clip below:
G.I. Joe Retaliation opens nationwide March 29th. Hercules: The Thracian Wars is tentatively set for an August 8th, 2014 release.
The Croods easily bested the competition over the weekend, as it had a $44.7 million debut and scored a hit for DreamWorks Animation. The Gerard Butler headlined action flick Olympus Has Fallen also had a strong outing, as it raked in $30.5 million to grab the second spot. Paul Rudd and Tina Fey didn’t attract many moviegoers with the new comedy Admission, which limped to fifth place with just $6.45 million. Here’s the top 10:
1. The Croods – $44.7 million
2. Olympus Has Fallen – $30.5 million
3. Oz The Great and Powerful – $22.03 million
4. The Call – $8.7 million
5. Admission – $6.45 million
6. Spring Breakers – $5.0 million
7. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone – $4.28 million
Dylan McDermott stars with Gerard Butler in the action thriller Olympus Has Fallen, playing a Secret Service agent who has a pivotal hand in the siege on the White House. Playing an agent isn’t foreign to McDermott, as evidenced by his co-starring role in the Clint Eastwood feature In The Line of Fire.
McDermott is an actor who’s managed to do first rate work on television (The Practice, American Horror Story, the underrated Dark Blue) and also carve out a solid film career (last year, he was seen in The Campaign and The Perks of Being A Wallflower). When asked about the changing face of television, McDermott says the landscape has shifted.
“Well the game has changed,” said McDermott, who’s currently working with Toni Collette on a pilot titled Hostages, where he plays an FBI agent. “When I first went to television in the late ’90s it was like a sign that your career was in trouble. And then after that, people flooded to television. Now of course everyone goes to television because the writing is sometimes better and there is more opportunity and interesting characters and there’s less movies. There’s a whole host of things happening. I think it’s an even playing surface now.”
In the clip below, McDermott talks about his collaboration with producer/writer Ryan Murphy on American Horror Story. “Some roles just stick better than others,” adds McDermott about his work on the series.
Olympus Has Fallen, now playing nationwide, also stars Melissa Leo and Rick Yune.
During a recent interview with Eva Mendes, the actress says her latest film, The Place BeyondThe Pines, is a continuation of the level of intensity that she has attempted to bring to her work over the years.
“This is the kind of work I’ve been wanting to do ever since I started in Training Day,” says Mendes. “(It) was a very raw, stripped down character and I’ve continued to play those characters just for some reason people have an image that I’m sure that I’m partly responsible for…the real truth of it all is that if you look from Training Day up to this film, I try to add rawness wherever I can.”
In the following clip, Eva Mendes talks about meeting various mothers in preparation for her role as Romina in The Place Beyond The Pines.