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Lego’s First Female Scientist Minifig Now On Sale

Her name is Professor C. Bodin, and she’s responsible for breakthroughs that allow the swapping of body parts from one Lego person to another, allowing minifigs everywhere to experience various forms of locomotion.

She’s also the very first female minifigure whose profession is “scientist” that Lego has ever produced. Read more at The Mary Sue…

Police Mistake Celebrity Impersonator Photoshoot For Armed Criminal Enterprise

Even though the Port of London Authority only requires artists to register if they plan to be filming, not merely taking photos, the organizers of a celebrity look-a-like photoshoot are saying that, in hindsight, they probably should have. Turns out people jump to conclusions when they see a bunch of black-clad people waving guns around on a speedboat.

The four impersonators were on hand to kick off the opening of Thamesjet, “London’s most extreme river experience,” with “appearances” by Angelina Jolie, Tom Cruise, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Daniel Craig. Alarmed by the appearance of a speedboat apparently containing four armed mercenaries, an anonymous member tipped off the police. Read more at The Mary Sue…

Official Illinois State Department Website Offers Klingon Language Accessibility

Know any unemployed Klingons living in Illinois? Then you should probably go tell them their lives have become considerably easier. But since they don’t have a word for “unemployed,” you might have some difficulty explaining it, so bring a phaser in case things escalate.

The Illinois Department of Employment Security began offering Klingon as one of the languages its website can be viewed in as a way of getting a bit of attention earlier this summer when “Star Trek Into Darkness” was arriving in theaters. They decided to keep it on afterward when they realized that the novelty of it was drawing more people to their site, which offers information on unemployment benefits, veterans’ benefits, and job searching resources. “Whenever people are drawn to our website to see the benefits that we offer, that’s a good thing,” spokesman Greg Rivara told the Chicago Tribune. Read more at The Mary Sue…

Legendary Pictures Turned Down A Movie Because Its Main Character Is A Female Action Hero

You probably haven’t heard of “Legend of the Red Reaper.” The passion product of Tara Cardinal, who also stars, it’s about a Reaper, or guardian of humanity, who goes on a quest for vengeance against those who betrayed her kind. It’s the sort of high-fantasy action story that’s gotten more popular since “Game of Thrones” hit it big. But you probably won’t be seeing it in a theater, since Legendary Pictures passed on it. Why? They don’t think people want to see action movies with female leads. Because “Sucker Punch” failed. Yeah. Read more at The Mary Sue…

Marion Cotillard And Michael Fassbender To Star In An Extremely Attractive Version Of “Macbeth”

Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth? I never knew I wanted it until it happened.

The actress is replacing Natalie Portman, who was originally going to play the scheming Queen. There’s no word on why Portman’s no longer involved, but I don’t even care, because Marion Cotillard! She’s brilliant at scheming and crazy! It’s perfect. She’ll be acting alongside Michael Fassbender, who’s been attached to play Macbeth from the beginning. No other actors have been cast yet, but we do know the film is being directed by relative newcomer Justin Kurzel and produced by the team behind “The King’s Speech” and “Shame.” Read more at The Mary Sue…

Self-Taught Makeup Artist Transforms Herself Into Characters And Celebrities

Emma Pickles isn’t the only makeup artist that’s wowed us with her skill: meet Carly Paige, a Montreal-native with an incredible talent for using makeup to become any number of famous figures in pop culture: everyone from Mystique to Pee-Wee Herman! Though for now she’s working in a Sephora, you can tell it won’t be long before she’s living her dream of doing makeup for movie sets. Don’t believe us? Check out this gallery of her work! It’s guaranteed to impress. And, for reference, check the source for a picture of what the artist looks like under all of that makeup. Read more at The Mary Sue…

Impressively Detailed Map Of Westeros Is Colorful And Gorgeous

“Game Of Thrones”‘ Westeros and the lands beyond the narrow sea make for a big world, but artist J.E. Fullerton has rendered the entirety in an amazingly detailed map full to the brim with world building references, geographical features, cities, roads, the locations of various houses, and more. We’ve picked out some of the major regions so you can see just how remarkable Fullerton’s work is, but check out the source to see all of the incredible detail up close! Read more at The Mary Sue…

Spielberg-Produced Female Astronaut Drama Greenlit By CBS

If Steven Spielberg’s resume as a director has an equal, it’s his legacy as a producer. Well, at least it is for this fan of “Pinky and the Brain”, “Animaniacs”, “Freakazoid!”, and “Tiny Toon Adventures”.

Okay, I suppose he’s also produced some live action television that’s made its mark, and that’s probably the legacy that CBS is trading on by greenlighting an entire first season of Spielberg’s new show “Extant”. Read more at The Mary Sue…

J.K. Rowling Wins Damages, Donates To Charity After Her Law Firm Leaks Her Pseudonym

After it was leaked that she wrote “The Cuckoo’s Calling” under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling has received damages from the law firm that let the information slip.

How did it all go down? Where did the money go? Read more at The Mary Sue…

House Frey Celebrations: The Greatest Party Planners In All Of Westeros

House Frey Celebrations: The Greatest Party Planners In All Of Westeros

Shutterstock created images featuring each of the prominent houses of Westeros as modern day corporations back in March, but their newest installment in the series is particularly appropriate after the end of season 3 of “Game of Thrones.” Air Targaryan will make sure your guests arrive on time and Stark Outfitters will provide the perfect clothes for a winter wedding, but no wedding planner will have as much dedication to your wedding’s color scheme as will Frey Celebrations. Read more on The Mary Sue…

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