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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Bilbo’s Shire Gel

Well, Tolkien did like to spend a lot of his thinking time in the bath… (Nerd Approved)


Oh Hollywood

The 2014 Oscars: The Good, The Awesome, and the Silly

If you watched the Oscars broadcast, you should know that Ellen DeGeneres wasn’t joking: this really was the star-studded selfie tweeted ’round the world, breaking the previous record set by President Obama’s re-election victory tweet and becoming the first user to top  one million retweets on a single tweet.

For everything else you need to know about the Oscars today in order to have a water cooler conversation about it, and, of course, the winners, read on!


Here Be Dragons

First Image & Details Of Cate Blanchett’s How To Train Your Dragon 2 Character

Dreamworks has released the first picture of Cate Blanchett’s character from the upcoming feature, How to Train Your Dragon 2. Find out what she’s all about, plus how her favorite dragon relates to Star Wars, after the jump! 


Today in Boobs

Cate Blanchett and Julie Delpy To Star/Write Cancer Vixen

Julie Delpy (co-writer/star of Before Midnight) is set to pen a screen adaptation of Marisa Acocella Marchetto‘s graphic novel memoir Cancer Vixen: A True Story, about Marchetto’s experience battling breast cancer as told through her medium of choice: comics.

Head under the cut for more details!



Kit Harington, Cate Blanchett Join The Cast Of How To Train Your Dragon 2

Oh, you thought because we got a teaser trailer they were actually done with the movie? How silly of you! The DreamWorks Animation panel at San Diego C0mic-Con revealed new casting notes on the How to Train Your Dragon sequel. 


Cautiously Optimistic

Another Downton Abbey Star Joins Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella As A Wicked Stepsister

Looks as if Kenneth Branagh has found his two evil stepsisters for Cinderella, and one of them will get the chance to torment their Downton Abbey co-star Lily James.



Downton Abbey Actress Cast As Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella

British actress Lily James has won the coveted role of Cinderella in Sir Kenneth Branagh’s live-action film. 


Oh My Stars and Garters

Robb Stark to Play Prince Charming in Disney’s Live-Action Cinderella?

From Game of Thrones‘ King in the North to (possibly) Prince Charming. Richard Madden might have found his niche in handsome royalty. I’m not complaining.


I'll Allow It

Cate Blanchett to Star as Cartoonist in HBO Series Cancer Vixen

Cancer Vixen is the 2006 autobiographical graphic novel of Marisa Acocella Marchetto, and now (well, soon) it might be an HBO series produced by Trudie StylerCeline Rattray, and Cate Blanchett, starring Cate Blanchett.

Look, all I’m saying is that it’d be pretty great for television and comics to have a series about the life of a woman who makes them.


In Which We Make A Terrible Pun

Kenneth Branagh May Have the Grimm Task of Directing Disney’s Live-Action Cinderella

Last we heard about Disney’s live-action version of Cinderella director Mark Romanek was out because Disney didn’t take too kindly to the dark (read: Actually fairy tale-esque) ending he wanted. Now Vulture reports that Kenneth Branagh might jump in instead. But Vulture, tell me what I really want to know: Is Cate Blanchett still on board as the evil stepmother?