Courtney James ClarkScene Magazine can now exclusively reveal that actress Courtney James Clark has joined the cast of Jurassic World, the fourth film in the blockbuster Jurassic Park series. Clark joins Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Vincent D’Onofrio on the dino film, which is now shooting in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Clark has already finished filming her role in Jurassic World, which we understand is very prominent but short on screen time. Clark also just wrapped the Itaca Films comedy Mind Puppets in New Orleans with Kevin Pollak and Pippa Black.

The actress previously appeared alongside Zac Efron in The Lucky One and Rene Zellweger in Olivier Dahan’s My Own Love Song.

Clark is repped in Los Angeles by Randy James Management and in Louisiana by Brenda Netzberger at Open Range Management.

You can read Scene Magazine‘s exclusive interview with Courtney James Clark in the current issue of Scene, which includes a photo shoot with photographer Jason Kruppa. You can also read the interview online here.

(photo by Jason Kruppa)

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tv-show-breaking-bad-96377-webThe Television Critics Association hosted its 30th annual awards ceremony Saturday, July 19 honoring all of the past year’s best in television. Hosted by Terry Crews of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the event was held at the Beverly Hilton Ballroom, the same place where the Golden Globes are held each year. (PS: You can read Scene‘s exclusive interview with Terry Crews here).

This non-televised event may not be as popular as other award ceremonies but there were plenty of laughs to go around among the actors. Apparently the winners were clued in long in advance, and the full list of winners was also leaked to the press prior to the awards ceremony.

Matthew McConaughey isn’t quite the True Detective he plays on TV. Out of the loop, he took the stage to receive his trophy for Best Individual Performance in Drama. The critically acclaimed actor attempted to personally address his fellow nominees in his acceptance speech, calling them by name and searching for them in the crowd. Realizing his mistake, he singles out fellow nominee Bryan Cranston saying, “You are here, sir!” Creating some funny awkwardness, Cranston was only present to accept the Program of the Year trophy awarded to Breaking Bad for the second year in a row.

After HBO shows had won four of the night’s trophies, Cranston confidentially takes the stage and began to sarcastically crack jokes. “Everyone [tonight] is thanking HBO. So, thank you, HBO! Early on…you turned us down,” he joked. All in the spirit of fun and games, the actor shows his comic side in thanking TV critics for praising the AMC drama before it gained popularity.  Cranston jokes, “This story about a man who contracts cancer and decides to cook crystal meth. That’s such a bad idea I don’t blame HBO for saying, ‘Oh, no!’, and FX going, ‘Oh no!’ But I’m very thankful to AMC…who was desperate.”

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Here’s a snapshot of this year’s winners:

Program of the Year: Breaking Bad

Best New Program of the Year: Orange Is The New Black

Best Comedy Series: (tie) Veep and Louie

Best Drama Series: The Good Wife

Best Miniseries: True Detective

Best Individual Performance in Drama: Matthew McConaughey, True Detective

Best Individual Performance in Comedy: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Best News and Information: Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey

Best Reality Series: RuPaul’s Drag Race

Heritage Award: Saturday Night Live

Career Achievement: James Burrows

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HOB_Logo_stacked-webHouse of Blues New Orleans has announced they will be hosting their 1st annual Brewsiana. If you like beer, music and food, this one is a no brainer. Southern Louisiana’s finest brewers of craft beer, rising bands and flavorful foods will be center stage at the House of Blues, The Voodoo Garden courtyard and Crossroads at House of Blues Restaurant and Bar on August 23, 2014 at 7:00pm.

The one-day celebration will be serving up twenty-one different varieties of brews, including NOLA Brewery’s newly released Rebirth Pale Ale, Bayou Teche Biere, Chafunkta Brewing Co., Covington Brewhouse, Parish Brewing Co., Tin Roof Brewing Co. and Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. will also be featuring their seasonal and crowd favorites. This is a chance to talk with brew reps and master brewers while sampling their select releases. If you find something that really hits the spot, full pours will be available for purchase.

Attend this craft beer and music festival to hear these must-see performances by South Louisiana musicians Colin Lake, Brass Bed, Hazy Ray, The Scorseses, The Wooden Wings and more.

Get your grub on at Crossroads at House of Blues featuring gastro-pub style food pairings that are exclusively for the beers being featured at Brewsiana.

This event is only open to those who are twenty-one years or older. You may purchase sampling wristbands at the door with two options, $15 for seven samples or $35 for all twenty-one featured brews. Not in the mood for beer your entire stay at the event? There will be full bars open throughout the rooms. Food pairing tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.

General admission tickets are on sale now at www.houseofblues.com/neworleans or at the Box Office at House of Blues, 225 Decatur Street. For additional information go to the website above or call 504.310.4999.

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American Horror Story has just gained an unexpected new cast member: Neil Patrick Harris. The How I Met Your Mother actor actually wrote a letter to co-creator Ryan Murphy, asking if he could be in the new season. Murphy accepted his request right away, saying on Twitter he already has a character in mind for him.

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The upcoming fourth season, American Horror Story: Freak Show, centers on a circus in the 1950s where freaks will perform anything to keep their business alive. The show is set in Jupiter, Florida but will be filmed once again in New Orleans, Louisiana. Based on previous seasons, Freak Show will be nothing short of disturbing, while at the same time intellectually engaging. Expect to see a killer clown and a bearded lady.

“To do one that involves any kind of freak, circus nonsense is going to be so unsettling to watch,” said a thrilled Neil Patrick Harris, “Can’t wait!” Almost all of season three’s cast will return including Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Emma Roberts, Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett. Season four is set to premiere October 2014.

Source: Variety

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FIRST LOOK: Jack Black Plays Teen Horror Legend RL Stine

by Samantha Roberge on July 22, 2014

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Every teen’s favorite book series is about to hit the big screen. With dozens of books to choose from, Goosebumps has chosen their story line. Jack Black is set to play a fictionalized version of author R.L. Stine who will be fighting against the very monsters that he’s well known for creating. This films goofy tone seems to be right up Black’s alley.

Black really doesn’t look a whole lot like the real life Stine and he even admits to not trying very hard to fit the resemblance. He describes his character as “more of a sort of curmudgeonly dark, brooding beast master.” For those of you who really want to see Stine, Black has revealed that the author has a cameo in the film so you should keep your eyes peeled!

See Jack Black as R.L. Stine, struggling to keep his readers from harm when his very real monsters escape their books, in theaters on August 7, 2015.

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‘The Ring 3′ Gets Its Director

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Amazon Officially Launches Kindle Unlimited Subscriptions

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Ryan Phillippe Directorial Debut ‘Catch Hell’ Bought by Entertainment One

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Entertainment One Films has just acquired the US and Canadian distribution rights to Catch Hell. The suspense thriller, which stars Ryan Phillippe and is also his directorial debut, was filmed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana under the working title Shreveport. This will be the second acquisition by Barry Meyeroitz, President of eOne US Film and Distribution, […]