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Sasha Baron Cohen to Portray Freddie Mercury In Biopic – Brian May Confirms

Sasha Baron Cohen and the late Freddie Mercury


We heard rumors about this genius casting — and now it’s been confirmed by Brian May of Queen

All Hail Freddie!!

Oh, Freddie

via TheSun.co.uk

Brian broke the news via his website writing:

“I promised news of yesterday’s Queen band meeting. Our main agenda was the Freddie film which I’m happy to tell you, is on course.

“Much of our discussion was about contractual things it’s pretty complex and determining who is responsible for what.

“The pieces are all falling into place, though we are now on a slightly later schedule – filming is now scheduled to start in the Spring, with Sacha Baron Cohen playing Freddie. The film should be ready for release early in 2014.”

I expect this film to be epic in texture and in detail.  Sasha Baron Cohen will most certainly give a fearless performance of the unforgettable Freddie Mercury.  I’m really, REALLY looking forward to this film, which is expected to be released in 2014.
Are you excited??

JC Penney Debuts Best Father’s Day Ad EVER

First Pals - JCP


Check out the new Father’s Day ad from JCP, featuring two dads and two darling little kids. Remember a couple of months ago when the homophobic group One Million homophobes Moms tried to get folks to boycott JCP for using Ellen DeGeneres as their spokeswoman?  Well, it was a major FAIL, and now the huge department store has given a cheeky “how ya like us NOW??” ad for Father’s Day.

According to the company, the two men who appear in the ad are “real-life dads Todd Koch and Cooper Smith,” and the jubilant children are their kids, Claire and Mason.

“First Pals: What makes Dad so cool?” reads the ad’s copy. “He’s the swim coach, tent maker, best friend, bike fixer and hug giver – all rolled into one. Or two.”

Pure genius in advertising.  Love it.


Tina Fey is Pregnant!

Baby Mama!! Again!


Finally, a pregnancy I can get behind. Wait, what? Tina Fey announced during taping Wednesday with Oprah Winfrey that she was expecting her second child. Her rep confirmed to People that she was 5 months along. Fey and her husband, composer Jeff Richmond, have a 5-year old daughter, Alice.  Her interview with Oprah is scheduled to air April 12, she will also be hosting ‘Saturday Night Live‘ again at the end of the month.

This news comes on the heels of Alec Baldwin saying that their hit show ‘30 Rock‘ will be ending in 2012.

“Our contracts are expired [in 2012], and Tina is gonna have a big career directing films and writing. She’s going to be the next Elaine May. She’ll be great.” Baldwin told New York Magazine‘s Vulture blog.

Other sources are saying that there have been no discussion of the show’s fate beyond next year. The show was picked up again by NBC for the 2011-2012 season.

Running a show would be hard with a new baby, but I would miss ‘30 Rock‘ so much.

Congratulations, Tina!