Kelsey Grammer

An American Carol

Is there some kind of competition between Fast & Furious 7 and The Expendables 3 to see which film can boast the most stars in one cast? There’s a little spillover – both Jason Statham and UFC fighter Ronda Rousey couldn’t decide between the two and ended up picking both – but Expendables may have just taken the lead by casting Kelsey Grammer as the latest actor to rally against all those who think being a bullet-spraying mercenary and being a member of the AARP should be mutually exclusive. Grammer will be playing the part of Bonaparte, the role initially rumored for Nicolas Cage. Grammer’s not necessarily an action star, but he was briefly an X-Man in X-Men: The Last Stand, which has to count for something. Grammer was also a scary-shouty villain in the TV series Boss, and will be the scary-shouty villain in next year’s Transformers: Age of Extinction. That alone should give him the swagger needed to stand alongside his Expendables cohorts. According to Deadline Hollywood, Bonaparte will be an ex-mercenary who shows up to assist the current Expendables in exploding whatever places, people, and things need to be exploded this time around. Fast & Furious 7 is falling behind. Maybe they could get David Hyde Pierce behind the wheel for a race or two.



Okay, so to say that Kelsey Grammer is going to be replacing a tiny, blonde model in a movie franchise is kind of a ridiculous lie. But, with the news Deadline just broke that he’s going to be joining the cast of Transformers 4 as its main non-robot villain, the rumors that director Michael Bay is going to be changing up the strategy he used while making the first three films in order to give us something different appear to be true. Gone is the strategy where Shia LaBeouf and some hot, young actress make goo-goo eyes at each other while incoherent robot action swirls around them, and in its place is a plan where more established actors like Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, and now Grammer are being looked at to shoulder the weight of the non-robot segments of the film.


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What is Casting Couch? It’s the casting news roundup that’s ready for the weekend. Colin Firth is kind of a sneaky hunk. At first glance he’s pretty handsome, but not the most attractive dude in the world, and then he’s got this charm to him that just grows on you until you’ve scrawled his name on all of your Trapper Keepers. He’s such saucy dish that it looks like he can make even a big name star like Nicole Kidman develop a schoolgirl crush. THR is reporting that she liked playing his wife in the recent World War II drama The Railway Man so much that she’s now actively recruiting him to join her in her next project, Before I Go to Sleep. Apparently, Before I Go to Sleep is an adaptation of a S.J. Watson novel about an amnesiac woman whose husband must reintroduce himself to her every morning. Early attempts at titling the film The Rich Man’s 50 First Dates were reportedly rejected by the studio.


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On January 19th, 2008, Bryan Cranston had one claim to fame, Malcolm in the Middle. Certainly not a bad role, but it did place everyone’s opinion of what Cranson was capable of into a box. That all changed on January 20th, 2008. Breaking Bad transformed his career and made people realize that Cranston was more than a wacky dad on a FOX sitcom. Since 1984, Kelsey Grammer has had exactly one claim to fame, his famous role as Dr. Frasier Crane on Cheers and the spin-off Frasier. Much like Cranston, it’s a role that has come to define Grammer’s career and has allowed, like Cranston, for people’s opinion of the man’s ability to be put into a single box… That will all change this Friday thanks to the new Starz series, Boss.



The ‘Fame’ remake owes a lot more to ‘High School Musical’ and other films of its ilk than the 1980 original.



I guess that being a cynical bastard like myself, I just couldn’t swallow the plot.

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