Gal Gadot shows her biceps on facebook picture

Ever since Gal Gadot got cast as Wonder Woman people have been saying “Sure she’s pretty but is she big enough?” Big enough usually meant boobs, because Lynda Carter was hardly a female body builder. People were polite about it though, and insisted they meant “athletic”.

Naturally Gadot, and the good people behind Superman vs Batman, took the criticisms literally. So Gal got put on a 3500 calorie a day diet. Plus a world class trainer got shipped over to put Gadot through an intensive work out regime. This was to make sure she hit her fighting weight and got in proper shape for the fight against cartoon evil. People were skeptically because Gadot is a size 0. So they took a believe it when we seen it stance.

Well the results  are starting to come in. Gadot has been working hard and some new muscles are starting to sport. I don’t know if the rumors about her starting to open stuck jar lids for her husband are true or not, but she has posted a new picture to face book showing the distinct signs of a bicep! While she might not be ready to arm wrestle her former partner in crime the Rock, it is a step int he right direction. Keep eating your spinach Gadot!

ever since gal gadot got cast as wonder woman people asked if she was big enough so she's posted her muscle maty picture on facebook by way of response. Take that doubters!
Wonder Woman Gal Gadot photographed with suspicious bulge!
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IGN News – Gal Gadot Doing 3 Wonder Woman Films

When it was announced that the Superman vs Batman movie had got delayed for a year it looked like the Curse of Wonder Woman had struck again. If you recall there hadn’t been a successful version since Lynda Carter competed against Bill Bixby in Battle of the Network Stars. Adrianne Palicki was cast in a Wonder Woman pilot by David E Kelly. He was the creator of Allie McBeal, so without him Harrison Ford wouldn’t have a wife now, or at least he might have a different wife. So the Allie McBeal deal worked out well for Calista Flockhart! Kelly’s Wonder Woman with issues didn’t work out too well and didn’t get picked up. The pilot did make the rounds of the black market, plus the peer to peer sites. It wasn’t as bad as everyone said and might have even gotten better over time, like Three’s Company back in the 70’s. That is unless I mean Dallas. Kelly hasn’t been able to do anything for George Clooney either who still remains single and the but of Tiny Fey’s Jewish mom type “George settle down already” jokes. So George, if you’re reading, Palicki might be an interesting, Clooney dating Wonder Woman match up for you, for awhile.

After that the next near miss involved Peter Jackson’s big Justice League extravaganza. He was set to start filming down in Australia or New Zealand. He even had Ozzie suipermodel Megan Gale signed on as Wonder Woman,as  well as Common as Green Lantern. Everyone liked the look of Gale and were excited to see the finished product. Then negotiations with the NZ, or Australian, government fell through. Jackson didn’t get the tax waivers he wanted so he scrapped the project. Big Meggers had already stepped down from her regular paycheck with Ozzie designer David Jones. So that was bad news. She eventually recouped, dumped boyfriend Andy Lee, took up with footy stud Shawn Hampson (looks like Steve Trevor), and then got herself knocked up. Last word on Gale, from a few days back, had her 5 months expecting and in a fairly serious car accident.She had to go to the emergency ward but was otherwise fine.

That brought us up to the very latest Wonder Woman Gal Gadot. She’s a former Miss Israel and former fitness trainer with the Israeli Army. Apart from that she’s best known as Gisele Habaro in the Fast & Furious films. When it was announced that she had got the coveted Wonder Woman role people once again liked the look of her, and were excited. That is apart from some fanboy concerns about the size of her breasts. Mandy Caruso can tell you how fanboys are on the ticklish breast issue. When the delay was announced some thought “here we go again”. It looked like there would be an indefinite delay ending with either the flick getting scrapped, or the Wonder Woman role getting written out. It’s as if some one out there didn’t want anything involving Wonder Woman getting made.

Anti Wonder Woman witchcraft aside, it looks like Gal Gadot is good to go. It’s recently been announced that not only is Wonder Woman’s appearance in Affleck vs Cavil a lead pipe cinch, with a $300 000 pay check, but she signed for a 3 picture hat trick deal! She’s not only doing Wonder Woman in Affleck vs Cavil, but she’s gonna be transporting the Amazon Princess in a Justice League flick, and then in her very own Wonder Woman film! So the studio has made a big commitment to this. So Gadot & Wonder WOman fans alike can relax! Now here’s the word from IGN.

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Charlie Sheen Is Going to Be A Grandpa

Looks like congratulations are in due to Charlie Sheen

Charlie ain’t the only one basking in the glow of good news! Jessica Simpson is returning to show business. Jessica took some time out to get married and have kids but now she’s planning a comeback. Now she’s coming back to the medium that made her a star – television. Jess is planning a new sit com based on her life. She’s working with Ben Silverman of Electus, & Nick Bakay who brought you Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Zookeeper and ‘Til Death. Jess said of her up coming project – “I am so excited to work with Ben and NBC again, this time on a scripted comedy. I often find myself thinking that no one could ever make up the things that actually happen in my life, so between the real-life elements and a great team of writers, I think we’ll have people laughing.” Silverman was just as enthusiastic – “We are thrilled to team up with the multitalented Jessica Simpson to bring this new sitcom to life on NBC as she is truly a modern-day Lucy with incredible comedic chops,” Electus founder and chairman said. “From running a fashion empire to wrangling her public image as a new mom, we see Jessica’s character approach a variety of ‘everyday’ circumstances that will get audiences laughing out loud.

Jess ain’t the only pop culture icon making a come back either. The Queen of pop culture icons is also ready to make her long anticipated come back to regular prime time TV! Now that can only mean that we are due for another Wonder Woman series!

Now Wonder Woman has been a comic book icon ever since her creator Harvard educated shrink William Moulton Marston dreamed her up while perfecting the lie detector. Basically she was a dreamy warrior goddess type who enjoyed flirting with danger and getting tied up! She started out in Sensation Comics back in 1941, when she tried to find true love by joining the United States Air Force and fighting Hitler! While she and love interest – buffoonish Col Steve Trevor – never quite clicked, she was instrumental in the 3rd Reich’s eventual downfall.

So Wonder Woman has been a comic icon for years. It took Lynda Carter to make her a pop culture icon in the 1970’s. Lynda Cordova Carter was (& still is!) a gorgeous half Mexican aspiring singer and beauty pageant contestant when she took on the role of Wonder Woman in the TV show. She has been quoted in interviews as saying that at the time she doubted that the show would do well. It was just something she took to pay the rent while she waited on call backs from other projects. The show’s producers were more optimistic about Lynda. Apparently when she came to audition that casting director looked at his assistant and said “we’ve found our Wonder Woman!

The show was a little campy – though not as bad as 1960’s Batman. Still it went on for 4 years and made Lynda a star. It featured the former beauty contestant in a star spangled crime fighting bathing suit, in which she fought a series of bad guys using judo chops and karate kicks, deflected bullets using super powered accessory bracelets, saved the world from bogus alien invasion, rode a skate board, and was frequently bound and gagged while in peril type situations. She also managed to squeeze he truth out of numerous blow dried creeps in bell bottoms by tying them up with her magic lasso. So think of it as like Charlie’s Angels but with vastly superior scripts! The show became a perennial favorite in reruns and made Carter a bonafide star.

Naturally there has been interest in bringing Wonder Woman back. Only prob was that Lynda got so identified with the role that it seemed like no one else could take on the part. Then came the the Super Hero Movie craze that began maybe with Chris Reeves Superman but more likely with the beginning of the Batman serials. These things didn’t really fail, so comic based projects became a safe and reliable money maker. So the time looked good for a Wonder Woman revival. So in the fullness of time TV mega producer David Kelley got a script, a girl named Adrienne Palicki, and a skin tight crime fighting cat suit together and a pilot was made. NBC eventually bailed on the series but the pilot featuring Palicki as a bad ass edgy Wonder Woman made the Internet rounds.

Now the world is ready for you, and the magic that you do…

Now Kelley always maintained in interviews that Wonder Woman was never given a fair chance by the networks. Apparently someone agrees with him. The good people over at CW have their won plans for Wonder Woman. They’re planning a series tentatively called Amazon and which will feature a younger Wonder Woman a la Superman in Smallville. Apparently it was the success of Arrow that jump started the idea, so the guys at CW are ready to go. As of now the project is green lighted and ready top appear next season. It only needs a script, and actress and a costume. What they do have is a really good writer named Alan Heinberg who wrote the comic a few years back.

“If anyone wants me I’ll be in the invisible jet.”

BTW Phil Jiminez, who had a very successful run writing Wonder Woman comics, is very hopeful for the new series. He says “For a variety of reasons but many, I’d argue, that are rooted in deep-seated notions held about gender and sex, Wonder Woman can be a very difficult character to make commercially potent in comic books,” Jimenez said in an email statement. “Wonder Woman is, after all, a woman with a capital ‘W’ — always a trick with fanboys (and some fangirls, too), because of her mission statement, point-of-view and hyper-feminist origins, especially the one creator William Moulton Marston ascribed the original incarnation of the character years ago.”

I  particularly hope to see some sort of exploration of the long-standing relationship between the precocious Diana and her mother, the over-protective Queen Hippolyta; how a child raised in a mythological paradise becomes interested in anything but; and how Wonder Woman’s near utopian upbringing affects her POV and what she brings to humanity as opposed to say, Batman’s dark, dystopian one,” he said. “And if anyone can manage the commercial needs of television as well as the tonal essentials of joy, hope, and empowerment-thu-action that make Wonder Woman ‘Wonder Woman,’ it’s Heinberg.”

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Robert Hegyes RIP

70’s sit com heaven – Those were the days

What would Welcome Back Kotter have been without Robert Hegyes? That’s like asking what the 70’s would have been without Donnie & Marie. Now to bring the worlds together!

Of course there was more to 70’s pop culture than Donnie & Marie. There were also game show appearances! Here’s Robert Hegyes on the 25 000 Pyramid, with legend Dick Clark and Francesca Roberts. Of course this was in 1988 in his Cagney & Lacey days.

Then there was the Battle of the Network Stars, with Howard Cosell, and Lynda Carter! So treat yourself to this climactic Tug-of-War featuring Hal Linden, Gabe Kaplan, Telly Savalas, Penny Marshall, Pat Harrington, Adrienne Barbeau, MacKenzie Phillips, Kevin Dobson from November 1976. So basically every major TV talent in the 70’s was in on this with the exception of The Bionic Woman, Little Girl, and Lamont Sanford.

Thanks for the memories.

Those were Happy Days! Thank God we still have Arnold Horshack!

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