Seth Rogen's Congressional Alzheimer's Testimony Is Goddamn Delightful

Yesterday, Seth Rogen testified before a Senate subcommittee, pleading for more awareness of and support for Alzheimer's research. It was — like most things Rogen does — endearing as hell. But unlike the characters Rogen typically plays, it was also brave, altruistic, and kind of badass. » 2/27/14 10:40am 2/27/14 10:40am

The Cast of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Is Almost Entirely White

With the news that William Fichtner will play Shredder, that rounds out an almost entirely white cast in the Michael Bay-produced, Jonathan Liebesman-directed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Perhaps the most offensive casting is the awesomely impossible-to-kill Shredder, whose alter ego is Oroku Saki, and has always been … » 6/24/13 10:30pm 6/24/13 10:30pm

Why Aren't Asian Actors Getting Leading Roles in Hollywood?

Think carefully: When's the last time you saw a Hollywood flick with an Asian actor in the lede role? Tough one. As Hollywood is struggling with diversity, women and black people are making a few strides, but, as actor Masi Oka — known for Heroes and Hawaii 5-0tells The Hollywood Reporter, Asians are getting left… » 3/29/13 4:20pm 3/29/13 4:20pm

Dog Who Plays Sandy in Broadway's Annie Dishes on Ruff Life as Working…

If you're casting for the role of Sandy in a Broadway revival of Annie, you're looking for scruff, determination, and an insane amount of scrageldy cuteness. Luckily, Sunny was the dog for the job. "At her first performance at the Palace," says trainer Bill Berloni, "Sunny was curious about the applause, but not afraid… » 10/23/12 12:45pm 10/23/12 12:45pm

Another Racist Shitstorm Brews Over Casting Hunger Games' Finnick

Central casting has taken wallops from both sides over their various ethnic interpretations of characters from Suzanne Collins' YA dystopian trilogy as they're being converted to the big screen (note: very, very successfully). To be fair, this is complicated particularly because the futuristic setting suggests that the … » 5/05/12 2:30pm 5/05/12 2:30pm

Battle Of The Multi-"Talented" Celebrities: Can Kutcher Unseat Franco?

Now that Ashton Kutcher is some sort of high-tech magnate, he seems to be enrolling in the James Franco School of Celebrities Doing Unexpected Other Things. But will the student surpass the teacher? Today we put them head-to-head. » 5/30/11 1:26pm 5/30/11 1:26pm