Saturday, December 13, 2014

Victor Garber to star in political thriller 'Food'

Victor Garber is headed back to the big screen. He'll be starring in 'Food,' a political thriller from Zoe Lister-Jones and Daryl Wein, the duo behind the 2012 comedy Lola Versus.

Lister-Jones will play the lead while Garber will co-star. Also in the supporting cast are Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory), Danny Glover, Griffin Dunne (Dallas Buyers Club), Anthony Edwards (ER) and Beth Grant (No Country for Old Men). The movie is currently filming in Illinois, and a release date has not been announced.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Album Review: Mia Maestro's "Si Agua"

Editor's note: I recently had the opportunity to check out Mia Maestro's debut album on behalf of Cinelinx.com. We're reprinting it here for your enjoyment!

Whenever you hear about actresses making the leap into music, the result is often an overproduced, autotuned pop mess that ends up as gathering dust in your iTunes library as a regretful purchase. And so it was with some trepidation that I approached reviewing "Si Agua," the debut album from actress Mia Maestro, known to American audiences for her roles in The Strain, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Alias, and Frida. I was afraid I would have to slam the musical offerings of an actress I had been a fan of since she first played Nadia Santos in Alias ten years ago.

Maestro is no stranger to music, however; she had previously contributed a song (“Llovera”) to The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 soundtrack, which is also featured on this album. Even so, I wasn't sure what to expect from "Si Agua," an album that was recorded in Iceland with a number of local musicians and composers but was also inspired by Maestro’s Argentinian heritage.

I was pleasantly surprised to find "Si Agua" (which translates to "If Water") was not a pop album that echoed every other Top 40 album, but rather a unique mix of light jazz, wispy ballads, and traditional folk songs with both Latin and European influences. And the result is something both inspiring and deeply moving.

Maestro doesn't follow the tired trend of singers who think overpowering vocals and multiple runs equal talent. Her voice has a breathy, graceful delivery that blends so beautifully with the stringed instruments that you often cannot tell one from the other. There isn't even a hint of digital manipulation or autotuning of Maestro’s voice, which is absolutely refreshing and highlights just how good she is. Her voice is as comforting as a mother singing a lullaby, and the accompanying arrangements are smartly mixed, never overpowering the vocals, but supporting them fully. The songs alternate between both English and Spanish lyrics (the song title is an indicator), but even if you don’t speak the language, you won’t mind it a bit.

The songs all have a sweet, intimate feel, and have the sound of a live recording, in all the right ways. At one point, if you listen closely enough, you can even catch a musician count down the start of the song. “Si Agua,” the title track, leads off the album, mixing a Latin rhythm with a chorus of stringed instruments. Both “Wedding” and “Time to Go” have a feel of the best light jazz, with a stringed accompaniment.

“Blue Eyed Sailor” which features Irish folk rocker Damien Rice, is the standout track, evidenced by the music video produced to promote the song. Led off by a strong guitar riff reminiscent of classic 1960s rock (I suppose we can thank Rice for that), the song settles down into a pure ballad. Rather than allowing the instrumentals to go over the top, however, Maestro’s voice keeps the song grounded. It’s a fantastic song, and the video is just as good. “Otra Vez” is a beautiful ballad with a nice piano foundation, that builds to an outstanding symphonic chorus of violins. It is one of my personal favorites of the album. The piano/violin motif continues with “Llovera,” the song featured on the Twilight soundtrack.


“Kidnapped by Snow” is a nice fusion of light electronica and violins, with a Latin beat beneath. It must be heard to be appreciated. “Goodbye” will remind you of the better folk ballads of the 1970s, and the album ends strongly with “Barca,” which showcases Maestro’s voice with light violins.

With the participation of artists including Ben Frost, bass saxophonist Colin Stetson, pianist Thomas Bartlett, Shahzad Ismaily, Valgeir Sigurosson (producer for Bjork), composer Nico Muhly, and the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, Si Agua is a unique and fulfilling musical experience that perfectly showcases Maestro’s angelic voice. The album can be sampled on both iTunes and Amazon Music, and I highly recommend it.

ALBUM SPECS
Release Date: October 7, 2014
Running time: 41 minutes
Genre: International, Latin
Label: Nacional Records
Producer: Valgeir Sigurosson

Click here to purchase and download "Si Agua" from Amazon Music!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy birthday Ron Rifkin!

Happy birthday to the best baddie in the business - Ron Rifkin! The man who brought Arvin Sloane to life turns 76 today. Many happy returns to this immensely talented actor.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Jennifer Garner sells sitcom to Fox

Jennifer Garner is heading back to television...sort of. Her production company, Vandalia Films, just sold a half-hour single-camera comedy, Half Full, to Fox, according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter. Garner will executive produce.

The comedy centers on a newlywed couple forced to put on hold their dream of moving to New York City because of impending (unexpected) parenthood. Instead, they have no choice but to stay at home in "beautiful" Agawam, Mass., keeping themselves within a five-mile radius of the husband's five bitter older siblings.

Matthew Nicklaw will pen the script and co-executive produce the comedy, with Vandalia's Juliana Janes on board to produce as well. Last season, Garner teamed with Butter screenwriter Jason Micallef for a strip club drama set up at Fox, and now she is prepping the mystery dramedy All the Pretty Faces at Bravo.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Greg Grunberg confirms role in Star Wars Episode VII

J.J. Abrams has a tradition of putting his childhood friend Greg Grunberg in every movie he makes. That, of course, has led to speculation that he would have to appear in Star Wars: Episode VII to keep the streak alive. On Thursday, Grunberg put the speculation to rest when he answered a Twitter question thusly:

And there you go. Will we see a Greg Grunberg as a Jedi action figure? Keep your fingers crossed!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

E!'s Kristin reminisces about Alias

Kristin Dos Santos of E! has always been a fan of Alias, and she took the time Friday to reminisce about the show. The column, titled "Flashback Friday: Remember When We Lived and Breathed By Every Move Sydney Bristow Made?" is a nice look back at the show. To read it for yourself, click right here.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Ben Affleck does the Ice Bucket Challenge, with help from Jennifer Garner

Thursday, August 14, 2014

New posters for Jennifer Garner's 'Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day'

Disney brings another classic book to life when "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" opens October 15. Jennifer Garner plays the mother to Alexander (Ed Oxenbould), while Steve Carell (The Office) plays the dad, and we have the two posters Disney is using to promote the film! The posters feature a clever before-and-after theme, with one featuring the family before the aforementioned "bad day," and one after. Enjoy!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Happy Birthday Carl Lumbly!

A big Happy Birthday to Agent Dixon himself, Carl Lumbly, whose big day is on August 14. Congrats and here's hoping for many more!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Are you watching Mia Maestro on FX's The Strain? You should be!

Guillermo del Toro's FX series The Strain is one of the creepiest and most entertaining shows we've seen in a while, made all the better by the fact that Mia Maestro appears as one of the leads. She plays Dr. Nora Martinez, a CDC scientist trying to save the world from, well, a strain. But there's more to it than that. I won't spoil it, but if you aren't watching it, you should. Just be warned: the violence can get quite gory, so it definitely isn't for young children.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Carl Lumbly joins A&E's 'The Returned'

Good news, Dixon fans! Carl Lumbly is returning to television in A&E’s "The Returned.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lumbly will have a supporting role in the 10-episode suspense series.

Based on the French series by Fabrice Gobert, “The Returned” focuses on a small town that is turned upside down when several local people, who have long been presumed dead, suddenly reappear, bringing them into positive and detrimental consequences.

Lumbly will play Pastor Leon Wright, the minister of a local church, who helps Rowan (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) through the difficult situation. Mark Pellegrino (Lost), Jeremy Sisto, Kevin Alejandro, Agnes Bruckner, Sophie Lowe, Sandrine Holt, Michelle Forbes, Tandi Wright, India Ennenga and Mat Vairo also star. Carlton Cuse (Lost) will serve as an executive producer. An airdate is unknown at this time.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Win a role in Star Wars Episode VII!



J.J.'s giving away a role in Star Wars Episode VII, and you could win it! Watch the video for a special message (and an appearance by a new alien) and click here to enter the contest with a donation!

Friday, May 9, 2014

New trailer for Jennifer Garner's Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day


Jennifer Garner is headed back to the big screen, in a film that's much more family-friendly than Dallas Buyer's Club. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day opens in October. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Michael Vartan enters new horror film Crawlspace

Michael Vartan has signed on to a new horror film called Crawlspace. Vartan stars as a widower with a daughter who gets remarried and, after a rough patch of unemployment, gets the chance for a new start in a new house in the suburbs. But the house has a dark secret: unknown horrors hidden within the house’s walls. Filming began this week in Los Angeles. No release date has been set.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Spy Daddy Victor Garber joins new STARZ series

Victor Garber is coming back to television, as he and LOST alum Sonya Walger have joined the cast of Power, Starz's new drama series from executive producer Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, TVGuide.com was the first to report the news.

Created by The Good Wife's Courtney Kemp Agboh, Power chronicles the life of James "Ghost" St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick), a New York City nightclub owner who also runs a prosperous drug network.

Unfortunately, when he tries to leave his criminal ways behind him, his marriage, family and business all come under threat. No premiere date for the show has been announced.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Michael Vartan talks 'Bates Motel'

Actor Michael Vartan recently gave an interview about his new role on Bates Motel, as well as why he is finding it harder to find good roles on TV. Mark your calendars: his character debuts in next week's (March 17) episode. It's a great interview, and you can read it by clicking right here.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Don't miss Believe from J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron


J.J. Abrams' new show, Believe, premieres on NBC tonight! Alfonso Cuaron, the Oscar-winning director of Gravity, is a creator and executive producer. In case you miss it, you will be able to catch it online at NBC.com and On Demand. You can click here to see the opening scene.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Follow Greg Grunberg on Vine!


Videos on Vine can pretty hit-or-miss, but if there's one guy you should follow, it's Greg Grunberg. We just wish he'd do some Alias-themed vines.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

J.J. Abrams says NO to Alias movie!

In an interview Sunday at the NBC TCA press conference, J.J. Abrams talked about his new show, Believe, but was also asked if he would make movies of his previous series Felicity, Lost, and Alias. His answers? Felicity: Once The Americans ends, he'll talk to Keri Russell about it. Lost: He feels it already had a cinematic ending, and doesn't see one happening. Now, ALIAS? Sorry guys, no."I feel like we did the Alias movie in doing the show. But I would consider working with everyone involved in that show again on anything," he said. So, it looks like those Sydney Bristow wigs will stay locked up somewhere. Click here to read the original article at E Online.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

First look: Michael Vartan in Bates Motel Season 2!

We have the first look at Michael Vartan from Bates Motel Season 2! The photo isn't very big,. and we have no context, so we don't know why everyone is so happy. However, we doubt it will stay this way. Vartan has said that his character (named George) is a normal guy, and not some weirdo who will make things worse. We'll see if that's true when Season 2 premieres on A&E March 3.

New trailer for "Draft Day" with Jennifer Garner

Check out the trailer for the football drama "Draft Day" starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Bradley Cooper is GQ's cover man, discusses his Alias days

Bradley Cooper is on the cover of the new GQ, and in an interview he talks about leaving Alias. Cooper says he was upset over his diminishing screen time, and asked J.J. Abrams to write him off the show. He even says he was suicidal during his final days on the set, but it sounds like he meant that figuratively, as he doesn't elaborate. In the months that followed, Cooper says he began drinking and using drugs, but straightened his life out, and we all know the rest.

I wonder how many of the Alias female fanbase is now willing to admit that they hated him on the show back then. The outcry from female fans against the Will Tippin character (for creating a love triangle with Sydney and Vaughn) was so huge, it played a big part in his character being marginalized in the second season.

To read the whole article (careful, there's strong language, as Bradley's very colorful) click here to visit the GQ site.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy birthday Michael Vartan!

Happy 45th birthday to Michael Vartan! November 27 is likely a key date for Vartan fans, with the date of the upcoming premiere of Bates Motel (in which he will be starring) is a close second!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Victor Garber to appear on The Good Wife

Victor Garber will be back on TV soon, in a guest role on the CBS drama "The Good Wife." He will appear in this current season as a judge presiding over a double jury case. "The Good Wife" airs on Sundays, but Garber's episode does not have an airdate yet.

Friday, October 11, 2013

David Anders, Ken Olin appearing on Criminal Minds

Alias alums David Anders and Ken Olin will be appearing on the hit CBS show Criminal Minds in the upcoming weeks. Anders will appear in an episode airing October 16 (episode 4 of season 9, "To Bear Witness") and Olin will appear in a re-run from last season (episode 14 of season 8, "All That Remains") that will air on Saturday, November 2. Set your DVRs!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Greg Grunberg, Uhura, and Lois Lane walk into a bar.......


This is a few years old, but still funny. This Funny or Die video features Greg Grunberg (aka Weiss for all you newbies), Zoe Saldana, and Kate Bosworth as poor Grunny learns the truth about hot chicks.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Jennifer Garner goes shopping with an Alias bag!


Usually we don't post paparazzi pics. but we couldn't resist this time. Jennifer Garner and her family went out shopping recently, and she was photographed using a tote bag from her Alias days. We thought it was kinda cool, especially when we were able to get the exact same bag years ago. They were made for promotional purposes, and Jennifer obviously got one for herself as well. Nice to know she's grounded enough not to go out and spend $1000 on a trendy bag like other actresses; she's practical enough to raid her closet and find something to use.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Showrunner Friedman leaves J.J. Abrams' show "Believe"

Here's the scoop on the changes going on at J.J.'s new show "Believe:"

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Changes are still going down over at the much-buzzed about J.J. Abrams/Alfonso Cuaron show "Believe." Series co-creator and showrunner Mark Friedman ("The Forgotten") has decided to leave the series over creative differences, TheWrap has learned. We hear his last day on the production was Friday.

An individual close to the production says that though it was Friedman's decision to leave, the split was amicable. Warner Bros. Television, which is also producing the series, and NBC declined to comment. "Believe," which Friedman co-created with director Cuaron ("Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," "Children of Men") and is being produced by Abrams' Bad Robot Productions ("Revolution," "Person of Interest") has been undergoing rewrites as the writers room has been taking a new direction for the series. 

"Believe" follows Bo Johnny Sequoyah, a young girl with mysterious powers who's destined to change the world, and her protector Tate (Jake McLaughlin), who are both being hunted down by assassins. As part of the recent changes in direction for the supernatural drama, actress Sienna Guillory, who played a hit-woman on the pilot, was written out as the series in order to focus on multiple international assasins after Bo and Tate. The search is currently on to replace Friedman, who co-wrote the pilot with Cuaron. Bryan Burk executive produces the series alongside Abrams. NBC ordered "Believe" to series in March and slated it for a midseason debut.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Greg Grunberg is headed back to TV!

"Grunny" fans, rejoice! Greg Grunberg is headed back to television! USA has announced that Grunberg will join Diane Farr in a new USA comedy called "Divide and Conquer." Grunberg will play a parent of four kids with a strict parenting style, while Farr takes a laid-back approach. It will premiere in early 2014.


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Jennifer Garner's kids related to royalty? It's true!

Here's a weird story: according to InStyle, the three children of Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are 11th cousins to Prince William and Duchess Kate's future child. The revelation came when a search of a family tree website revealed Jay-Z and Beyonce's child, as well as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's children, are also related to royalty, although distantly.

Monday, June 10, 2013

David Anders crashes Ian Somerhalder's con Q&A


When David Anders attended BloodyCon 2013 in Germany this weekend, he and Vampire Diaries co-star Malese Jow crashed Ian Somerhalder's Q&A, and it was a funny moment. Click the video above to see Anders up to his old Sark-like shenanigans. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

J.J. Abrams talks Star Trek, Star Wars

J.J. Abrams just appeared on The Daily Show talking about Star Trek and Star Wars. While he didn't talk about Alias, it's still a fun watch. This clip is the extended version, which includes the web-only part of the interview.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Bradley Cooper visits Boston bombing victims

Kudos to Bradley Cooper, who recently visited the victims of the Boston bombing to lift their spirits. Cooper is in Boston filming a movie, and while he did not promote his appearance, others did by tweeting photos like this.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Happy birthday Jennifer Garner!

Happy birthday to our favorite CIA/SD-6/APO agent! Jennifer Garner is 41 today, and we wish her many happy returns! Congrats, Freelancer!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Jennifer Garner presenting at the Oscars!

You now have a reason to watch the Oscars Sunday. Jennifer Garner has been announced as a presenter at this year's Academy Awards. The only downside: you'll have to watch four hours of stuff you don't care about to see her. With any luck, Argo will win Best Picture, and Ben Affleck will give his wife a nice shout out. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Jennifer Garner grabs a few souvenirs

According to a report by OK! Magazine, Jennifer Garner took home a few souvenirs for the kids from the BAFTA afterparty; namely, Argo placemats with her husband Ben Affleck on them. The BAFTAs are essentially the British Oscars, and not only was Argo named Best Picture, Affleck was named Best Director. The placemats at the afterparty commemorated the Argo win, and Garner told Hello! Magazine "I'm taking these home for the girls - they will love them. I'm so proud of my husband."

Monday, February 4, 2013

Alias reunion at the SAG Awards!

There was a mini-reunion of sorts for some of the Alias actors at the SAG Awards last week. Jennifer Garner, Victor Garber, and Bradley Cooper stopped to pose for a picture at the event. To read the whole report of the event, click right here!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Lens flares & lightsabers: J.J. Abrams directing the new Star Wars!

It's official! Disney and Lucasfilm have announced that J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars: Episode VII, with a 2015 release date. His production company, Bad Robot, will co-produce.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Rachel Nichols' Continuum on Syfy tonight!

Rachel Nichols has a new hit on her hands - at least in other countries. Her sci-fi time-travel series Continuum has aired in Britian and Canada, and fans love it. Thankfully, U.S. fans get a chance to see it for themselves tonight when the Syfy Channel begins airing Season 1 and 2 back to back. Check your local listings for times, and click this link to read an interview with Nichols discussing the show.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

MIss Universe is an Alias fan!

Meet Olivia Culpo, the new Miss Universe and the first American to win the title in 15 years. She just mentioned in US Magazine that she is obsessed with Alias, and is a huge fan of Jennifer Garner. "She got to dress up and change her look, which is kind of what I do," she said.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Arvin Sloane vs Jack Bauer: Ron Rifkin to appear on Touch

Ron Rifkin is headed back to TV next year, as he will appear on the season finale of Keifer Sutherland's show "Touch." The actor will play a mysterious rabbi who crosses paths with Martin, played by Sutherland. Rifkin just turned 73 this past Halloween, and has been seen recently on "Brothers and Sisters."

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Watch the pilot for Victor Garber's new show right here! (VIDEO)


Here it is! The entire pilot episode to the new NBC show Deceotion, starring Victor Garber! Click above to watch the video via HULU now!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Meet Gina Torres this weekend at Dallas Comic Con Fan Days!

Who wouldn't want to meet Anna Espinoza? If you live in north Texas, you have your chance this weekend! Gina Torres will be appearing at the Dallas Comic Con Fan Days event this weekend (Oct 20-21) at the Irving Convention Center. The star of Firefly, Suits, and a number of other films and TV shows will be appearing with her Firefly co-cast member Alan Tudyk. Her autograph will cost $40, but this is a rare opportunity to meet Torres, who rarely does shows. Click here to visit the Dallas Comic Con Fan Days web site!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Alias is now on Netflix in high definition!

It's official! Months after they announced they had acquired the rights, Netflix has finally posted all 105 episodes of Alias on Netflix Instant! Best of all, the episodes are available in high definition! We've watched several episodes already, and they look great. With some episodes over 10 years old, the early episodes aren't razor-sharp like many new TV shows, but it looks good enough for us. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Victor Garber and Jennifer Garner, together again

Just like our last post, more Alias stars visit Victor Garber while he performs in New York. Here, Jennifer Garner stopped in after not seeing her TV dad in a while, and as you can see, she got pretty emotional. It's a great photo, and it is obvious these two share a bond. It's just too bad we'll never see them in an Alias reunion. Garber himself recently shot down any chance of that. Of course, if you saw the finale, you know why that's obvious.

Victor Garber and Bradley Cooper reunite!

Victor Garber has been performing in New York recently, and several Alias actors have come by to support him. This time, it's Bradley Cooper, who apparently holds no ill will that Spy Daddy Jack Bristow treated Will Tippin so badly all those years. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Alias Stars on Twitter!

Did you know that you can follow some of the stars of Alias online? Click below to check out the Twitter accounts of these stars:
Know of any more? Let us know and we'll post them!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Jennifer Garner's new short film: watch it now!

Look what Jennifer Garner has been up to! Her new short film, Serena, is part of the WIGS film series, which features a number of big-name actresses in short films on YouTube. Click the link above to watch the film, which co-stars Alfred Molina of Spider-Man 2!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Ben Affleck's Mother's Day greeting

Click this video to see a Mother's Day message from Ben Affleck on behalf of his charity to help the Eastern Congo. At the beginning, he sends a special greeting to his wife Jennifer. Happy Mother's Day everyone!

Friday, May 11, 2012

David Anders on Once Upon a Time finale this Sunday!

David Anders fans will be happy to know that he will return as Dr. Whale to the ABC show "Once Upon a Time" for the season finale this Sunday, May 13. Get your DVRs ready!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

David Anders signs for Vampire Diaries card set

Fans of David Anders have likely been following his appearances on the CW's hit show The Vampire Diaries. Now, the actor formerly known as Sark is signing for the new Vampire Diaries trading card set now out from Cryptozoic Entertainment. His signed card is randomly inserted into packs, which retail for $3.50 a pack. Get to a card store and snap some up!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Damon Lindelof wanted to be an Alias writer, but Lost got in the way!

The story linked below on TheWrap.com details how Damon Lindelof had one goal: to work on Alias as a writer. Instead, J.J. Abrams asked him to do a crazy pilot called LOST and the rest is TV history. One can only imagine what Lindelof could have done for Alias those last two seasons. Click the following link for all the details:
Damon Lindelof's History of 'Lost' (A Show He Longed to Quit) | TheWrap TV

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Michael Vartan!

Say happy birthday to our favorite CIA agent. Michael Vartan is 43 today. Many happy returns!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Alias coming to Netflix Streaming and Amazon Prime

Disney/ABC has signed a new deal to add Alias to both Netflix Streaming and Amazon Prime's Instant viewing service. The deal includes most TV shows in the Disney/ABC library, and it is unclear how soon we'll be able to get instant Sydney Bristow gratification.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Catch Jennifer Garner on Ellen September 27! (video)



Jennifer Garner will appear on Ellen next Tuesday (September 27), and in this preview clip, she discusses her latest pregnancy and...wait for it...thongs. 

Friday, September 16, 2011

Jennifer Garner sports her baby bump

Jennifer Garner is in Toronto to premiere her new film Butter at a film festival. While there, she posed for a few pictures, including this one, where she sports her ever-growing baby bump. Click on the pic to see a larger version!

Michael Vartan and his best friend

Michael Vartan has created a new video for PETA. Check it out below:



Sunday, September 11, 2011

Jennifer Garner is a busy mama

Not only is Jennifer Garner working on baby #3, she's working on a new show for ABC. Based on a book, it's called The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth and follows a group of high schoolers. It appears she will serve as an executive producer but will not appear on the show, but since it is still early on, perhaps she can be convinced to play a substitute teacher!

Friday, August 19, 2011

D23 Expo: Giacchino to appear, Garner might be there

D23, the official Disney fan club, is holding their annual convention this weekend in Anaheim, and Alias composer Michael Giacchino will appear Saturday, August 20 t 1:00 p.m. to discuss his work in the Pixar films. Word was Jennifer Garner would appear to promote her new film The Odd Life of Timothy Green, but that is not confirmed. For more info on the event, click right here.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Michael Vartan talks HawthoRNe, Alias, and Eastbound & Down

Michael Vartan talked to The Hollywood Reporter about his projects past and present, including Alias, and says he would love to appear on "Eastbound & Down." To read the article yourself, click right here.

Friday, July 8, 2011

JJ Abrams and Michael Giacchino discuss their careers

J.J. Abrams and Michael Giacchino have been joined at the hip - so to speak - for at least the past ten years. The former video game score composer was tapped by Abrams to provide music for some of his biggest projects, including Alias, Lost, Star Trek, Super 8, and Fringe. He won the Oscar in 2010 for his score for the Pixar movie "Up." Last month, Abrams and Giacchino sat down and discussed their careers at the Hammer Museum. Here is the video, but be warned: it's 90 minutes long. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Jennifer Garner vs Conan O'Brien!


Here's a classic TV clip you will appreciate: Conan O'Brien (back in his NBC days) interviewing Jennifer Garner when a "discussion" of the word "snuck" broke out. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New trailer for Alcatraz

Here you go! The brand new trailer for J.J. Abrams' Fox show Alcatraz, coming in 2012!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Vartan ties the knot!

Michael Vartan is officially off the market. The actor married real estate agent Lauren Skaar this weekend in California. Victor Garber was on hand for the weeding. Congrats to the happy couple!

Jennifer Garner is Miss Marple

Looks like Jennifer Garner is gearing up for a possible movie franchise. Disney has signed Garner to play Miss Marple, the character based on Agatha Christie's series of mystery novels. The character is an elderly woman in the books, but it looks like Disney is looking to appeal to a younger audience by casting Garner. No word yet on production or release dates.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Visit our sponsor: TVStandShop.co.uk!

Alias fans (especially those in the United Kingdom), be sure to visit our newest sponsor TVStandShop.co.uk! When you are ready to sit back and enjoy an episode of Alias, you need the essentials, and after you have a nice big TV to watch Sydney and the gang on, you need to find the perfect TV stand to display it. There a number of TV stands to choose from, in a variety of styles and materials, and TV Stand Shop is ready to serve you. Their website is easy to navigate and shop, and they take all major credit cards. They also carry other products for your T room, including cables, wall brackets, entertainment centers, and DVD storage units.

Don't forget how important it is to determine where to place your TV. It needs to be the focal point of the room, and if you don't have a  "true" center, or are pressed for space, consider their selection of corner TV stands, which will make the screen easy for anyone to see. TV Stand Shop offers stands in a variety of materials, including woods, metals, and glass that will compliment your decor. If you need something modern yet low-profile, check out their selection of black TV stands that will meet your needs without setting you back a fortune. 

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Is Nikita the new Alias?

Since it looks like we won't be seeing an Alias reboot or reunion, you should be watching "Nikita" on the WB, which is a great show and really comes close to capturing the Alias feel. There's plenty of intrigue and espionage, a good helping of spy vs. spy, and of course, a heroine that kicks booty. Lindsy Fonseca really channels Sydney as her character works as a double agent in an organization not unlike the Alliance. Maggie Q may not wear as many wigs as Sydney Bristow, but when you're having this much fun, who cares? 

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Fringe gives a shout out to Alias!

If you watched the February 25th episode of Fringe (and if you didn't, shame on you) then you likely noticed a bit of Alias lore return. The episode, which flashed back to the 1980's, showed a young Olivia taking stress tests, including the Project Christmas puzzle Jack gave to Sydney, which of course was featured in the final episode. You can see the puzzle, partially assembled, in the pic to the left. I would imagine this isn't a mistake using props, as this is a Fox show and Alias used ABC's prop department. I would guess this is a deliberate reference. It's kind of cool to think Fringe and Alias are set in the same J.J.-Verse. Given the wide appearance of Slusho in J.J. movies and shows, one must also assume the Cloverfield monster and Captain Kirk live in this universe as well.  

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Jennifer Garner eyes new independent film

Jennifer Garner is currently attached to star in the independent film Better Living Through Chemistry, according to Variety. The film tells the story of a pharmacist stuck in a loveless marriage who has an affair with a drug-addicted trophy wife. Jeremy Renner, Judi Dench, and Michelle Monaghan are also attached to star.