Season two of the hit Starz show “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” is currently shooting in New Zealand and is officially entitled “Spartacus: Vengeance.” Actress Viva Bianca returns to the series as the manipulative, and murderous, socialite Ilithyia, last seen fleeing the bloodbath at the House of Batiatus.
Bianca tells UGO:
It’s been fascinating approaching Ilithyia this second time around, because the woman we meet at the start of season two is quite different to the bright-eyed, giggly young noble woman we first met in season one.
Ilithyia has walked the dark side and now carries with her a suitcase of demons from from her very recent times at the Ludus. When once she was the character that knew nothing else but to have everything, now she has a lot to fight against and a lot to fight for.
If you recall, by the end of season one, Ilithyia had smashed fellow socialite Licinia’s head in a fit of rage, conjured up and successfully executed a vindictive plan that saw Spartacus kill his best friend in a frivolous exhibition match, and left Lucretia to die at the hands of revolting gladiators.
There is definitely more to this character than Bianca’s stunning good looks. I, for one, can’t wait to see what her fate will be now that she’s on her own and estranged from her husband Legatus Claudius Glaber.
“Spartacus: Vengeance” is slated to premiere on Starz in Jan. 2012.
Photos of a topless Megan Fox taken from the supernatural romancer Passion Play have hit the web. Fox stars opposite Mickey Rourke, Kelly Lynch and Bill Murray in the film and plays a winged-beauty held captive as a circus sideshow.
The film, currently playing in selected theaters for a limited time, was publicly declared “terrible” by Rourke. Personally, I found that comment to be incredibly unfair and disrespectful to Fox’s breasts. But, you be the judge.
Passion Play is screenwriter Mitch Glazer’s (The Recruit, Scrooged) directorial debut. It arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on May 31.
Images from Spanish writer/director Antonio Trashorras’ El Callejon (renamed Blind Alley for gringo markets) have hit the web. The serial killer drama stars Cuban hottie Ana de Armas as a woman trapped in a laundromat by a sadistic serial killer.
The official synopsis reads:
In a tiny laundrette hidden down an alleyway, is where Rosa finds herself trapped, completely isolated and unable to escape the nightmarish situation of being attacked by a serial killer. At the break of dawn and after hours of anguish, immersed in the sadistic game of rat and mouse the killer has subjected her to, the young girl will discover something even more disturbing about the nature of her aggressor.
The Spanish-language frightener is in the vein of such trapped-in-a-confined-space thrillers as Rodrigo Cortes’ Buried (coffin), Adam Green’s Frozen (ski-lift), newcomer David Brooks’ ATM (ATM terminal), and the M. Night Shyamalan produced Devil (elevator).
Trashorras recently scripted director Eugeno Mira’s psychological-thriller Agnosia. He also cowrote Guillermo Del Toro’s 2001 ghost story The Devil’s Backbone. Armas creds include the Spanish sci-fi drama Madrigal and the internationally popular TV mystery series “El Internado (The Boarding School).”
Some bald Hills Have Eyes looking mofo tweeted the above photograph of himself with actress Adrianne Palicki sporting the star-spangled booty shorts that NBC president Robert Greenblatt had promised horny viewers they’d see this fall on the David E. Kelly “Wonder Woman” reboot.
Unfortunately, the network passed on the pilot, leaving whatever Palicki ass-cheek footage was shot to be stored forever underneath Greenblatt’s mattress.
In the tweeted pic, Palicki looks like she could have been photoshopped from the waist down. But, regardless of whether the image is fake or not, your boner is real so … you’re welcome. Just do your best to mentally block old Pluto from your fantasies.