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… »6/24/13 10:30pm6/24/13 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 4:20pm3/29/13 4:20pm

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

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… »10/23/12 12:45pm10/23/12 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… »5/05/12 2:30pm5/05/12 2:30pm