"Come back to bed," the words, said in a teasing, almost plaintive lilt, could not quite shed the memories that still clung to them even after all these years.
@ddlovato: WHO’S READY TO SAVE THE WORLD?!!???!? LOVATICS LET’S GO!!!!!!!
Shortly after announcing his plans to direct a movie about first U.S. president George Washington, acclaimed director Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave, Shame) revealed that he intended to cast Idris Elba, known for his roles in Pacific Rim, Thor, and the BBC program Luther, in the starring role.
The film, Washington, will chronicle the titular president’s life over the course of his eight years as President of the United States.
"I’m very excited for this project," McQueen told us. "It goes without saying, this was a monumentally significant period in history, and George Washington was, and continues to be, a very significant figure. I hope I can do it justice."
Following the announcement, the Twittersphere immediately went abuzz in confusion, outrage, and controversy. One person tweeted, “how can you cast a black man? washington was white #smh”. Another said, “damn hollywood. how u gonna change someone’s race? what if we did that 2 other races? they’d riot #hypocrisy”.
However, McQueen responded to this controversy, saying, “I understand it looks like an unusual decision. But at the end of the day, it wasn’t about casting someone who was the right race. We went with the person who was the most talented, the most qualified, and that just happened to be Idris [Elba]. I think people will agree when they watch the movie, he truly captures who Washington was on the inside.”
Washington is scheduled to release December 11, 2015."
Idris Elba Cast As George Washington In New Film
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BBC Radio 4 will air a documentary on Buffy’s legacy on the 26th of December at 19.15 GMT. Joss Whedon, Tony Head, Neil Gaiman and Rhianna Pratchett will be interviewed. Those outside the UK should be able to listen to it (X).
50 Girlcrushes of 2013: Ali Liebert
McSwagger. I don’t want to talk about it. Why, Betty, why? What did you have to be the hero? Simply put, Betty McRae will protect the things that she loves even if it means giving up her life and freedom in the process. A big, freaking hero. But let’s backtrack for a second and before I get too lost in irrational emotion to say that Betty McRae is everything and one of the best gay characters to television in a long while. Bless you, Canada. More importantly, however, bless you Ali Liebert who plays Betty to absolute perfection. Season Two of Bomb Girls saw Betty becoming more comfortable in her own skin and becoming more confident in who she is. She tried to be the just like the other girls but couldn’t live a lie. She would fight and scrap for a way to live her own life on her own terms and she was rewarded - for a while at least - with lovely relationship with a lady soldier. Being with Teresa taught her that the life she wanted was possible and for Betty, there was no going back. But, of course, we knew Betty would fall on the proverbial sword to protect Kate Andrews because … she is Betty McRae and that is what heroes do. We shall see what the Bomb Girls movie has in store of our hero. Betty McRae deserves happiness and I will not except anything less. While I wait, I will enjoy Ali Liebert making out with a Zoie Palmer on Lost Girl. Is this Gay Christmas? Like I said, bless you Canada.
Me if I was a cat
do you know what a cat is