Actress Carrie Fisher Suffered a Heart Attack, is in Critical Condition

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Today Carrie Fisher suffered from a cardiac arrest while flying from London to Los Angeles. At this time, she is in critical condition.

The incident occurred 15 minutes before the plane landed in Los Angeles. A flight attendant asked if there were any medical personnel on board and an EMT who was sitting in the back of the plane came up to help.

Sending her positive vibes.

Donald Glover cast as Lando Calrissian in the Han Solo Star Wars film

Donald Glover has been given the role of a lifetime.

Donald will be Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo Star Wars spinoff!

StarWars.com reports:

Glover will join Alden Ehrenreich — previously cast as Han Solo — in bringing two iconic Star Wars characters back to the big screen, but at a time in their lives previously unexplored. This new film depicts Lando in his formative years as a scoundrel on the rise in the galaxy’s underworld — years before the events involving Han, Leia, and Darth Vader in The Empire Strikes Back and his rise to Rebel hero in Return of the Jedi.

“We’re so lucky to have an artist as talented as Donald join us,” said Lord and Miller. “These are big shoes to fill, and an even bigger cape, and this one fits him perfectly, which will save us money on alterations. Also, we’d like to publicly apologize to Donald for ruining Comic-Con for him forever.”

We are excited about this. Congrats, Donald!

5 Actors Who Could Be Black Manta

It was revealed that Black Manta will appear in the Aquaman film. Black Manta is the age-old enemy of Aquaman since 1967. The character has gone through a lot of changes, but the neat thing about him is he’s actually Black.

But now, the main question is who could be Black Manta? Here are a few suggestions:

 

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Wesley Snipes
I co-sign on this so hard! Wesley would be a great choice to be Manta. He’s pretty good at being a villain and I think he would add an amazing element to the film.

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Adrian Lester
Adrian is a talented actor that has done a multitude of roles over the years. I think his stage experience could really give Manta the edge we’d want to see.

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D.B Woodside
I’ve been a fan since he was Principal Wood in Buffy. D.B has that look of a villain. Seeing him in this role could light up the screen. He’s currently on the Fox series, LUCIFER.

 

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Eamonn Walker
Eamonn has a strong presence on the screen. As Manta, Eamonn would give us the arrogance and demeanor we’ve imagined him to be. Plus, Eamonn’s acting chops would enhance Manta into the villain we must see in future films.

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Omar Sy
Omar has already played a hero (Bishop), but I think he would do really well as a villain too. Omar’s diverse roles has prepared him to play any part, so why not give him a role like Black Manta? He could possibly knock it out of the park… Or the ocean.

 

 

 

 

 

Queer Characters of Color in Horror… Belle from Fight Night 2

There are not many queer folks of color in Horror. There are a few here and waaaaay over there, but nothing consistent. However, when we do represent, we make a lasting impression.

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One of the biggest queer Horror characters that always sticks with me is Belle from the original Fright Night 2. Belle was an unique and fascinating character in this film. Belle was an androgynous, maybe Trans, sexy and mysterious vampire that stole every scene.

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Draped in high fashion, Belle was hard to ignore.

For me, to see a Black character like Belle was everything! I was in awe of this vampire in so many ways. Besides the hair and the fashion, Belle was deadly AF! The scene where Belle attacks a student on roller skates is so iconic! The serpentine movements and Belle’s look in at scene made me a fan for life.

The actor who played Belle, was Russell Clark. Russell was a choreographer who worked on many films and projects like: Xanadu, Blade Runner, Earth Girls Are Easy, Teen Witch, House Party 3, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, and Vamp.

Sadly, we lost Russell in 2002 to cancer but his work, especially as the character Belle, will always live on.

I Heart Stephen Geofferys!

In the 80s, I had a crush of this dorky, cute, funny guy in some of the most fantastic and not so fantastic masterpieces on the screen. His name is Stephen Geofferys, a fairly decent actor and one of the few horror/geek types. He was in the classic Fright Night and 976-Evil, but I fell for him in Fraternity Vacation.

I can’t explain why I was crushing on him, but there was something about his geeky style that was appealing and nice. I felt that he would get me, understand my quirky ways.

Later, I found out about his gay porn venture. I actually saw him in a tape and was truly surprised. But hey, trying something new is an actor’s way, I guess. I wondered what happened for him to make that choice. Not saying it was wrong, but it was an interesting choice.

Anyway, I was glad to hear that he was back in the mainstream. He is a Horror film called Sick Girl that came out a few years ago. I heard it was pretty good so I will check it out. He also appeared in a few other films as well. I’m hoping for a comeback, because he’s a pretty good actor.