Notable Links: “Sammy Davis Jr.”-gate, “America’s Next Top Model”-gate, and Dwayne Johnson as Hercules?

Dwayne Johnson headshot at the  Tribeca Film Festival, April 25, 2009. Credit: David Shankbone (Creative Commons/Wikipedia)

First, I have to say that with all of the links posted, I do not endorse their opinions, whether I agree with them or not. I’m simply providing you with some opinions that are out there. To start this off, let’s talk about three of the highlighted links for this week:

Sammy Davis Jr.’s daughter weighs in on Billy Crystal’s impersonation: The entertainer’s daughter has said that she didn’t see anything wrong with the tribute to her father and thinks he’d be having a laugh about Crystal’s impersonation. She also states that her father loved Crystal’s impersonation the first time around.

America’s Next Top Model and Native stereotypes: A large portion of Native Americans are a little miffed by the producers deciding that Mariah Watchman should dress up in stereotypical “Native American” garb in order to portray Pocahontas.  Click here and here to read more about the issues.

Dwayne Johnson to play Hercules: Collider has the scoop on the next film Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is in talks to star in. He’s not Greek, but he might be playing Hercules.

Below are other links about casting news, TV/Film news, and some Archie Comics news. Enjoy.

Michael Bay Casts An Israeli Supermodel To Play The Female Lead In Pain And Gain

You Offend Me You Offend My Family’s analysis of Asian stereotypes in Two Broke Girls  (Warning: The site, which analyzes how Asian America is viewed through American entertainment,  is run by an Asian American who occasionally uses Asian slur words in a humorous way. If you are familiar with “You Offend Me You Offend My Family,” you’ll know what the site’s about, but if you’re not, now you know.)

Hi-Yo Action! Johnny Depp’s Lone Ranger Finally Starts Shooting

Is Hollywood ‘whitewashing’ Asian roles?

‘NCIS’: Which Agent Came Out As Gay? (VIDEO)

One Million Moms Threatens Toys ‘R’ Us With Boycott Over Archie Comics’ Gay Wedding Issue

CBC Live on the set with cast of Arctic Air

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