Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Season 5 Game of Thrones characters as 80's icons

While watching Game of Thrones this week, I couldn't help but imagine many of the cast as certain characters made famous in the 80s. 

I know I'm not the only one who thought of Atreyu as Daenerys took to the skies on the back of Drogon. However, she's not alone in her likeness to a classic 80's reference.

May I present to you my very favorite blog post I've ever written; the re-imagining of Game of Thrones Season 5 characters as 80's icons.

Demi Lovato in Austin on set of From Dusk Till Dawn

As illustrated by her Instagram pictures, it appears Demi Lovato may have shot scenes for From Dusk Till Dawn starring boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama.

While in the ATX, perhaps she took in a run on Lady Bird Lake with Wilmer. He posted this pic on Monday with the caption, "My favorite part of the runs we go on in Austin."

UPDATE: Demi will guest star on the final episode of season two. 

The 10 episode season premieres August 25th on the El Rey Network.  

Friday, June 5, 2015

Dazed and Confused sequel set to release this Fall

The Dazed and Confused sequel called That's What I'm Talking About is apparently set to release this Fall. According to IMDB.com, it's currently in post-production. 

The Richard Linklater film focuses on the last weekend of freedom before college starts. Set in the world of 1980 college life,the film is a comedy that follows a group of friends as they navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood. Get ready for the best weekend ever. 

None of the stars from the 1993 film will appear in the sequel. Like the original, it features a cast of relative unknowns including Texan Ryan Guzman (the Step Up films, The Boy Next Door), Zoey Deutch (Switched at Birth, Ringer), Tyler Hoechlin (Teen Wolf), Wyatt Russell (22 Jump Street) and Blake Jenner (Glee). Although, according to tweets like the one below, Matthew McConaughey and Zac Efron may be making cameos.
Much of the film was shot on the Texas State campus in October

Casting call for Austin, Texas, shot feature film Slash

Slash, a new feature film shooting in Austin, is looking for extras for several dates between June 10th and June 24th.

The film is describe as a coming-of-age comedy about an about an introverted, 15-year-old high school student trying to find his place in the universe while navigating the world of fanfiction.

No experience is necessary. Click HERE for more info.

Monday, June 1, 2015

5 reasons you should watch Lifetime's UnREAL

Cast and crew of UnREAL at SXSW 2015
Lifetime's new scripted series UnREAL premieres Monday, June 1. ATX Gossip got a preview of the dramedy at SXSW and we can tell you, it is worth the watch. Starring Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer, the series focuses on a "reality" dating show where being a contestant can be seriously vicious and producing it is a whole other reality.

These are our five reasons you should watch. 

5 - It's summer... What else are you going to watch?

Well, besides Big Brother, that is. But since BB airs Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, you'll be faced with no struggle when deciding what to watch on Monday evening. Plus, a Monday show only helps to get you through the week until your next BB fix.

4 - The Supporting Cast

With supporting cast members like Freddie Stroma, Breeda Wool and Ariel Kebbel, viewers will be thoroughly entertained no matter who'd on screen. Check out the interview we did with Wool post SXSW.

3 - Constance Zimmer

I know and love her best as Dana Gordon in Entourage (also premiering this week) but her role as executive producer Quinn King is just as sassy. Here's ATX Gossip's inside peek into Quinn's world.

2 - Shiri Appleby

Our love for Shiri Appleby dates back to the Roswell days. And once we found out she re-purposes old clothes into fresh fashions (as illustrated by this dress she wore at SXSW) we fell even deeper in love. Her turn as staffer/ manipulator Rachel is completely believable and, at times, heartbreaking.

1 - The series pretty much makes a mockery of The Bachelor 

The Bachelor is the franchise we consider one of the worst on television (besides that Teen Mom crap). So, seeing it portrayed as the disgusting example of filth that it is gives us all the feels.

UnREAL's 10 episode run launched Monday on Lifetime. Be sure to drop us a line and let us know what you think of the series.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Meet Austin actor Glen P. Mayes II

Austin's Glen Mayes had his very first audition just six months ago, but the community do-gooder has quickly found his other calling in acting. Originally submitting for the Dazed and Confused sequel, Mayes got another full-time offer so he couldn't commit to an audition. Shortly after that, he answered an open casting call, submitting for a premiere speaking role on his first time out and booked it. 
On set of Free State of Jones.

Currently, he's keeping busy on two projects: the film Free State of Jones and HBO's The Leftovers Season 2. ATX Gossip asked him to share his experiences and dole out some advice to other Austin acting wannabes.

What are some of your favorite acting jobs/ experiences?  

Having a trailer is pretty damn cool! I love the catering; healthy options and quality food. Being in a national commercial, two TV episodes and a feature film (once edited) in my first six months feels special. 

Who are some of your favorite people you have worked with?  

Seeing Matthew McConaughey get into character is pretty awesome, and intimidating as a artist. He nails the image every time. 

Why do you choose to live and work in Austin? 

I came here because I work with youth. That has been my main focus and acting is something that I believe the world is paying me back in. I love Austin. There is something very alive here. It's an unconscious vibe, a knowing, as in this place is thriving with energy.

Any upcoming projects? 

I'm considering The Magnificent Seven but it all depends on filming, weather and scheduling. All crazy variables. 

What advice do you have for Austinites looking to get into acting? 

Make sure you have some other sort of income that allows you to attend auditions and call times.  

Who is your favorite actor?  

It's between Sidney Poitier, Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins, Will Smith, McConaughey and Wesley Snipes. Oh, and Halle Berry, and Salma Hayek, and Keri Washington, and Denzel, and Jaime Fox... IDK?  

What is your favorite TV show or movie that takes place in Texas?  

Office Space

Who would play you in the story of your life?  

Michael Jai White

ATX Gossip salutes you, Glen Mayes. Keep on keeping on. And, in the immortal word of Matthew McConaughey, just keep livin'.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Reality TV Awards voting ends soon

Voting for the 3rd Annual Reality TV Awards closes at midnight so it's time to get those votes in.

There are 21 categories from your favorite reality shows, including Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, Amazing Race, MTV's The Real World, Big Brother and more.

Set to take place on Wednesday, May 13th in Hollywoodhundreds of stars are expected to attend including Perez Hilton, Ross Matthews and cast members from the shows listed above as well as some that aren't listed.