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Author - Emma Fyffe

EastEnder Alumni Rakhee Thakrar in the Running for the next Doctor Who Companion?

Could it be that some much needed color will soon be returning to the Doctor Who Companion roster? Reportedly, Rakhee Thakrar, who any of fans of the BBC One Soap Opera EastEnders will know as Shabnam Masood, is on the short list of actresses being considered to replace Jenna Coleman as the Doctor’s righthand woman. 32 year old Thakrar...

Napoleon Dynamite Director to Unite NickToons Doug, Rugrats, Ren & Stimpy, and Ahhh! Real Monsters on the Big Screen

It’s a 90s kid’s dream come true.  Deadline reports that Paramount Pictures has hired Napoleon Dynamite Director Jared Hess to helm a NickToons movie uniting the worlds of beloved Nickelodeon originals like Doug, Rugrats, Ren & Stimpy, and Ahhh! Real Monsters.  Though there are currently no details on how exactly these...

The Academy, Idris Elba, and the Too Slow Diversification of Hollywood

On Monday night, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs released a statement promising immediate action on the part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to diversify its membership. According to Isaacs the Academy has taken steps in recent years to include a wider range of people that more accurately represent the diverse population...

Power Rangers #0 Comic Launch and Official Tribute Exhibition at Gallery Nucleus

One of the greatest trends to hit the greater Los Angeles area in recent years is the rise in nerd-centric art exhibitions.  In the last year, Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra has featured artwork inspired by Cartoon Network, Where’s Waldo, and a personal favorite of mine, Legend of Korra – only to be rivaled, perhaps, by the latest...

Black “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” Actress Calls Critics “Unimaginative”

Any Harry Potter fans out there will certainly be familiar with the controversy surrounding the casting of English actress Noma Dumezweni in the upcoming West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.  The major issue fans have with her portraying Harry’s best gal pal, the clever, over-achieving Hermione Granger?  The color of...