Monday, May 25, 2015

Carl Lumbly appearing on CBS' "Zoo" summer series

Carl Lumbly is coming back to television! After his recent stint on A&E's The Returned, Lumbly has joined the cast of CBS' summer event series ZOO, based on the best-selling novel by James Patterson. Lumbly plays Delavane, an enigmatic Interpol agent embedded within the hierarchy of the General Secretariat, who takes matters into his own hands when faced with what he believes to be a global animal crisis. Basically, the series is about every animal on Earth going primal.

The series debuts on June 30, and you can check out a trailer for the series below. Unfortunately, Lumbly does not appear in the trailer.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Jennifer Garner launches kid's craft project line at Jo-Ann Fabric

Jennifer Garner is launching a new line of creative kits and projects for kids ages 4 to 11, and it is coming exclusively to Jo-Ann this June.

"We Made It by Jennifer Garner" is more than 100 durable, high quality choices designed to last as long as your memories. Kids learn to garden, make costumes & dress up, paint, sew, craft, bake sweet treats & more.

In celebration of the launch, Jo-Ann is proud to support Save the Children with a $75,000 donation for programs helping children in need in the U.S. As Artist Ambassador and trustee, Garner advocates for Save the Children's early education programs with the goal of ensuring that every child in America has access to quality education from cradle to cap and gown.

“As a mom and children’s advocate, I believe it’s very important we encourage children to express themselves and explore their imaginations,” said Jennifer Garner. “The We Made It line makes it easy and fun for families to form lasting memories together while developing their children’s creativity and intellectual abilities. I am excited to share We Made It with families and have a portion of the proceeds benefit Save the Children, a charity that is so important to me.”

The kits feature four creative categories, each encouraging inspiration and collaboration in a different way: Grow, Memorable, Playful and Sweet:

*Grow – foraging baskets, flower press kits and bird feeder projects are a few examples of the grow category which aims to stimulate exploration and observation of the natural world.

*Memorable – from framed family portraits to custom treasure boxes, the creative kits in the memorable category help children form lasting memories while developing personal interests and style.

*Playful – the playful category inspires self-expression and improvisation with creative kits including DIY wooden playsets and cute costumes.

*Sweet – there are more learning benefits related to baking treats than one might imagine – think of all the math – but the colorful kitchen prep mats, cookie stamps and other creative kits in the sweet category help keep children focused on the fun.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Victor Garber confirms Flash spinoff going straight to series

Victor Garber fans are likely aware of his recent run on the hit CW show "The Flash," where he played Martin Stein, a scientist who can merge with Robbie Amell's character of Ronnie Raymond to create the superhero Firestorm.

In a new interview with Broadway World, Garber confirmed that the previously-announced Flash-spinoff he is starring in will skip the pilot process and go straight to series. "We haven't filmed any of it yet - but, it is going straight to series. We start filming in August and it will be on in January," he said.

Garber is also excited about the cast he will join. "It's so many interesting people involved with it - Ciara and Arthur Darvill and Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell and Brandon Routh and Caity Lotz. I am very much looking forward to working with all of them on it. They are all really great people."