Just in time for patio weather, the makers of the popular apocalyptic drama The Walking Dead have sanctioned a beer that actually lists brains among its ingredients. The new Walker pale stout is being produced by the Philadelphia-based Dock Street Brewing Company and features a picture of a happy zombie on its label. The beer is brewed with a cranberry base and also includes a dash of roasted goat brains in its ingredients. The beer will be officially unveiled at a Dock Street screening event in consort with The Walking Dead’s season finale on Sunday night.
Krysta Rodriguez has bailed out of the How I Met Your Mother spinoff before the first episode was filmed. The versatile actress-singer, who had a recurring role on Smash, was booked to play the role of Juliet, best friend to Greta Gerwig’s character in How I Met Your Dad, which is slated to join CBS’s lineup this fall. Rodriguez reportedly left the show after changes were made to the script following the first rehearsal. How I Met Your Dad will follow a group of New Yorkers with one character relating the story of how she met her future husband. How I Met Your Mother wraps up its nine-season run on March 31.
Source: Toronto Sun
Talk about embarrassing: Two CNN producers were arrested in New York yesterday for trying to break into the World Trade Center site. The reason behind the attempted break-in: The producers were researching a story about people who were actually able to break into the site. According to reports, producers Connor Boals and Yon Pomrenze first tried to talk their way past security guards at the heavily guarded location. Next, they tried to scale a nearby fence. On their third attempt, the pair tried to forcibly push their way through a security checkpoint – at which point they were promptly arrested. A CNN spokesperson admitted that Boals and Pomrenze were on assignment, but “were not asked to sneak onto the WTC site.”
Get ready for the next creepy chapter of American Horror Story. Show creator Ryan Murphy has confirmed that the upcoming fourth season of the anthology series will be called American Horror Story: Freak Show. The premise will take place in Florida, circa mid-fifties, and will focus on Jessica Lange’s portrayal of a German ex-pat who is managing one of the last remaining freak shows in the United Sates. The list of actors recruited to play the freaks includes Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson and Angela Bassett. American Horror Story: Freak Show will debut on FX next fall.
The white tiger that attacked magician Roy Horn has died. According to the website for veteran magicians Siegfried & Roy, the 17-year-old feline known as Mantecore passed away on March 19 following years of retirement. Mantecore was released from active duty after he viciously attacked Horn midway through a performance in October, 2003. Trainers rushed the stage to subdue the tiger, but Horn sustained serious injuries from the attack. Siegfried & Roy officially retired from show business in early 2009.
The doctor lineup is starting to get thin on Grey’s Anatomy. Besides the looming departure of Canadian actor Sandra Oh from the medical drama, the show will also bid farewell to cast regulars Tessa Ferrer and Gaius Charles at the close of its 10th season. Both Ferrer and Charles, who play interns Leah Murphy and Shane Ross, respectively, joined the show last season and figured prominently into story lines. So far ABC hasn’t released any details on how the two characters will depart the series.