Marvel will be live streaming the premiere of Captain America: The Winter Soldier on March 13 at 6PT. Join LaughingPlace.com as we live tweet the premiere using #LPCap. Captain America: The Winter is released April 4.
ABC Family announces the summer premieres of three highly-anticipated new original series, including the riveting drama “Chasing Life” and hilarious comedies “Young & Hungry,” starring Emily Osment, and “Mystery Girls,” starring and executive produced by Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth. Fan favorites “Pretty Little Liars,” “Switched at Birth” and “The Fosters” also return in June with brand-new episodes.
“Chasing Life” premieres Tuesday, June 10th, at 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The new one-hour drama follows April (Italia Ricci), a smart, twenty-something, aspiring journalist who tries to balance her ambitious career with her family, which includes her widowed mom, Sara (Mary Page Keller), rebellious little sister, Brenna (Haley Ramm), and her grandmother, Emma (Rebecca Schull). We meet April at a pivotal moment in her life: she’s landed a fantastic opportunity to impress her hard-nosed Boston newspaper editor and an office romance with her super-sexy co-worker Dominic (Richard Brancatisano) is just beginning to blossom. In an unexpected twist of fate, April lands in the hospital where her estranged uncle George (Steven Weber) works as an oncologist, and she learns the devastating news that she has cancer. The series follows April through her journey in the face of this daunting revelation, during a time in her life when the challenges of finding love and success would be enough to keep any girl occupied. But April is determined to fight and refuses to give up her dreams and goals. Along the way, she’ll find new reserves of strength and passion within and discover that facing death may really be the only way to truly live.
“Young & Hungry,” executive produced by Ashley Tisdale (“High School Musical”), premieres Wednesday June 25th, at 8:00 – 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. Two worlds collide when Josh (Jonathan Sadowski), a wealthy young tech entrepreneur, meets Gabi (Emily Osment), a feisty young food blogger, looking to be his personal chef. Gabi is desperate for the job and must prove herself, mostly to Josh’s aide, Elliot (Rex Lee), who prefers a famous chef for the job. When Josh enlists Gabi to prepare a romantic meal for him and his girlfriend, the dinner goes awry and Gabi finds herself in a very awkward position. With the help of her best friend Sofia (Aimee Carrero) and Josh’s housekeeper Yolanda (Kym Whitley), Gabi turns a difficult situation into an opportunity for employment and maybe even love.
“Mystery Girls,” starring Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth, premieres Wednesday, June 25th, at 8:30 – 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The comedy series follows two former detective TV show starlets brought back together by a real-life mystery. Charlie Contour (Garth) is a suburban housewife and mother, while Holly Hamilton (Spelling) longs for her glory days in the 90’s when she was on television. Both of their lives are disrupted when Nick (Miguel Pinzon), a witness to a crime and a “Mystery Girls” fanatic, will only speak to the infamous duo, and the former friends must reunite and put their TV crime-solving skills to the test. The series is also executive produced by Spelling and Garth.
“Pretty Little Liars” returns for its fifth season with all-new episodes on Tuesday, June 10th, at 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. In the new season of the hit drama series, the PLLs must dodge their dreaded nemesis, “A,” while navigating a world with Alison back in it. The series will hit a milestone 100 episodes during its fifth season.
“Switched at Birth” premieres with all-new episodes on Monday, June 16th, at 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The award winning series returns to complete its third season by picking up the day after the winter finale, as our characters deal with the consequences of decisions made the night before. Kathryn deals with the reality of being a herotica novelist, Regina is torn between the pull of her old neighborhood and her new life, and the girls need to summon courage to face a moment of truth they never anticipated.
“The Fosters” returns for its second season on Monday, June 16th, at 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The critically-acclaimed series centers on biracial lesbian couple Stef and Lena Foster, who are raising a multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological kids. The second season will continue to explore the growing Fosters clan, with all the triumphs and travails, twists and turns, that fans of the series have come to expect. Callie and Jude will try to adjust to their new roles in the family, and everyone will deal with the fallout from their previous actions. Past mistakes will come home to roost, consequences will be handed out, and victories will be hard fought, and ultimately well-won. Their deep bonds will grow, enabling America’s most modern family to face the future head on, with love in their hearts.
Tuesday, June 10th, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET/PT – Season premiere of “Pretty Little Liars”
Tuesday, June 10th, 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET/PT – Series premiere of “Chasing Life”
Monday, June 16th, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET/PT – Season premiere of “Switched at Birth”
Monday, June 16th, 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET/PT – Season premiere of “The Fosters”
Wednesday, June 25th – 8:00 – 8:30 p.m. ET/PT – Series premiere of “Young & Hungry”
Wednesday, June 25th – 8:30 – 9:00 p.m. ET/PT – Series premiere of “Mystery Girls”
Entertainment Weekly has released a deleted scene from Saving Mr. Banks that will be available when the film is released on Blu-Ray March 18. In this scene Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) and P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) discuss promise breakers after she discovers Walt planned on putting animation in Mary Poppins. Saving Mr. Banks is available for preorder
ESPN’s Dick Vitale is starring in the latest Disney Side ad for Disney Parks that is currently airing on ESPN Networks. ESPN is also launching a Disney Side sweepstakes where you can win a vacation. ESPN’s Front Row blog also takes a look at the creation of the spot that features the College Basketball analyst and his family.
Marvel has released eight concept images from their upcoming film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The superhero sequel hits theaters April 4.
Rock Father has the premiere of the music video of the Disney Junior anthem “DJ Shuffle”. The song is performed by Nerf Herder’s Parry Gripp. The music video will premiere on Disney Channel and Disney Junior March 11 with the album being released March 18. For more information read our previous coverage.
This April, witness the birth of a super-team unlike any you’ve seen before in ALL-NEW ULTIMATES #1 – the brand new series from critically acclaimed creator Michel Fiffe and rising star Amilcar Pinna!
As the world attempts to rebuild following untold destruction, we need heroes more than ever. Witness the birth of a new team of Ultimates – as Spider-Man, Black Widow, Kitty Pryde, Bombshell and Cloak & Dagger officially unite to tackle a vicious, rampant crime wave plaguing the streets of New York City!
“It’s a war zone in the streets of New York, Hell’s Kitchen in particular.” says Michel Fiffe, in an interview with Marvel.com. “Certain neighborhoods have been torn apart by the recent galactic cataclysm and crime is exponentially growing; local super-powered gangs rule the environment. That’s where Miles and the gang come in, to act with a grittier, more immediate problem while trying to find their own footing as super heroes.”
But Hell’s Kitchen isn’t the new Ultimates’ only problem. Diamondback and her gang of Serpent Skulls run the city’s drug & weapons trade and deal in citywide terror. NYPD detective Brigid O’Reilly and her anti-gang unit are on the hunt for Scourge, a new serial killer who’s exterminating anyone in a mask. They’ll get close, but not without a few casualties! And that’s just the first issue!
Don’t miss the blockbuster first outing of a new team for a new generation. The future of the Ultimate Universe is now – and it all starts this April in ALL-NEW ULTIMATES #1!
Dave Filoni, supervising director of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, made a post on StarWars.com thanking fans of the Clone Wars for their support over the years. To show his appreciation he shared some concept art of untold Clone Wars stories. Check out his post for all of the images. He also revealed one unresolved answer. Echo, a Clone Trooper who was presumed to die in the third season episode “Counterattck” is alive. The complete Clone Wars series is currently available on Netflix.
The new Starbucks at Disneyland’s Downtown Disney opened today. We will have a full report later but wanted to share our first images of the new location. We also livestreamed a walk-through of the Starbucks. Look for a full report on Laughingplace.com later this week.
BuzzFeed has a look at Broadway’s Aladdin. They interview the cast of the show as well as feature a video that has the cast singing “Friend Like Me,” “Arabian Nights,” and “Prince Ali”