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Being Human preview: “Panic Womb”

by on Jan.31, 2014, under Television

In Monday’s all-new Being Human, Sally enlists an old friend to solve a mystery while Josh & Nora get a glimpse of what could be. Plus, a werewolf baby?! In this sneak peek, see what Aidan’s sweet dreams are made of. Tune in for “Panic Womb”, Monday at 9/8c on Syfy! And don’t forget to check out the extras below as well!
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Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons as Alfred the Butler in Batman vs. Superman

by on Jan.31, 2014, under Movies

And you thought Ben Affleck as Batman seemed odd at first…but Jesse Eisenberg, best know for playing the geek who turned “The Facebook” into the web page no one seems to do without, has signed on to play megalomaniac and Superman’s arch enemy Lex Luthor in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman flick. But perhaps a younger Luthor isn’t so surprising – Eisenberg and Henry Cavill are both 30, and Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) is 28. Affleck is actually the senior member of the comic superheroes/villains at 41, with Amy Adams (Lois Lane) at a very lovely 39. So it appears the whole DC Universe is being skewed younger.

Following that shift, Alfred, the butler/background mentor for Bruce Wayne/Batman, makes a similar shift with Jeremy Irons at 65 taking over the role last played by Michael Caine, who is 15 years his senior, and the late Michael Gough (the only real constant in the original Batman films in the 90s) was 73 when he first played the role. However, Alan Napier, who played Alfred in the original 1960s camp series, was only 63 when he took the role.

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Universal executive shakeup continues: UCP/Syfy’s Tom Lieber departs

by on Jan.31, 2014, under Television

It may be the slowest executive shakeup, but it seems to still be happening…after Universal Cable Productions/Syfy’s Mark Stern departed in November, Syfy seemed to be relatively untouched since while Universal’s parent company Comcast continues its reorganization of roles in the company, at least until today.

Tom Lieber, who oversaw project development at Syfy for Universal Cable Productions, appears to be following Stern into an producer role for a TV series for Syfy, in the case the upcoming Dominion, leaving his role at the corporate level, and heading to South Africa where the series is being filmed.

Dawn Parouse Olmstead was named a few weeks ago as the Executive Vice President of Development at Universal Cable Productions, overseeing all development for the cable networks.

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