Brian Allen has been covering entertainment online and in print for over a decade. He lives in Cedar Hill, Texas with his wife and three kids. Follow him on Twitter @GameDropping.

Inside Apocalypse: Oscar Isaac to play latest X-Men villain

Oscar Isaac made his name starring in indie fare such as “Inside Llewyn Davis,” but he has joined two of the biggest film franchises going. The Hollywood Reporter says he’ll play Apocalypse in the 2016 X-Men film that introduces the powerful mutant. Isaac just wrapped a role in “Star Wars Episode VII.” Oscar fare is more »

Michelle MacLaren to helm Wonder Woman movie project

Wonder Woman’s movie was already going to make history as a solo movie starring comics’ most iconic female hero. In addition to breaking that barrier, it will boast a female director as well. Michelle MacLaren, best known for her work on Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead, will bring the Amazon princess more »

NBC’s ‘Constantine’ isn’t cancelled but hasn’t been renewed either

John Constantine walks the fine line between life and death all the time, and his TV show is doing the same thing. NBC has announced its first season will end after only 13 episodes. But word from sources including TVLine is that Constantine is still in the running for a second season. While initial ratings more »

Lifetime airing En Vogue “reunion” movie with 50 percent of En Vogue

With its disastrous Aaliyah biopic barely in the rearview mirror, Lifetime is taking on more 1990s music stories. On Nov. 22 it aired An En Vogue Christmas, a movie that will surely be in rotation for the next month. The movie’s plot centers on the Funky Divas reuniting to save the concert house where they more »

Survivor Series Recap: Sting helps Team Cena oust The Authority

It turns out Sting isn’t just here to hawk DVDs and video games. The icon showed up at the worst possible moment for The Authority, hitting HHH with his Scorpion Death Drop and allowing Dolph Ziggler to pin Seth Rollins for the victory. The Sting appearance and main event helped salvage what had been a more »

‘Better Call Saul’ plans two-night premiere in February

Breaking Bad prequel series Better Call Saul will air its first episode Feb. 8, then follow with another the next night on AMC. It’s a move sure to create buzz for a show that already has plenty. The prequel will feature Bod Odenkirk’s  transformation from little known lawyer Jimmy McGill to Saul Goodman, the criminal attorney more »

Motown crooner Jimmy Ruffin dead at 78

One of the best qualities any singer can have is knowing when they’ve found a great song. Ruffin wasn’t originally supposed to record his biggest hit “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted.” The song was meant for the Detroit Spinners, but Ruffin realized it was pure gold. He convinced the writers to let him record it, more »

Country singers Ty Herndon, Billy Gilman come out on historic day in Nashville

For years there’s been debate about what might happen if even one male country singer came out. Two did within hours of each other Nov. 20. Ty Herndon, known for hits including “What Matters Most” came out in a People magazine article, saying he’s known he was gay since he was 10 years old. Herndon more »

TNA Impact moves to Destination America

Rumors about this deal were out there for a while, and today Discovery Communications confirmed them. TNA Wrestling will move to its Destination America network in January as part of a multi-year deal. Discovery will also get international broadcasting rights in regions announced at a later date. The move looks like a good fit for more »


The Walking Dead’s Chad Coleman takes on Ray Rice for Law & Order: SVU

These events are fictional, and any similarity to persons living or dead… oh hell, NBC isn’t kidding anybody here. Tonight’s episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is “ripped from the headlines,”  dealing with the court case everybody was talking about over the summer. Chad Coleman from The Wire and The Walking Dead will more »

Billy Corgan no longer rockin’ with Resistance Pro Wrestling

It has been a tough couple of months for Chicago-based independent promotion Resistance Pro Wrestling. AMC passed on a reality show featuring Resistance. Now Smashing Pumpkins frontman and longtime wrestling enthusiast Billy Corgan, who co-founded the promotion in 2011, has announced his departure. His connection with it was the main reason people had heard of more »

“Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B” may be Lifetime’s hottest mess yet

Lifetime promised it would be less embarrassing with a new focus on original movies and programming. But after seeing its Brittany Murphy, Saved By the Bell and Aaliyah projects, I’m thinking the network shouldn’t lose Jaclyn Smith’s number just yet. Lifetime’s much debated Aaliyah biopic debuted Nov. 15, and it wasn’t as bad as I’d more »