What better day than Halloween to showcase Michael Copon (Lucas, Time Force) in his recent film, "Night of the Demons." Copon joins a cast that includes Shannon Elizabeth, Monica Keena & Edward Furlong in the horror film which finds a group of young people trapped in a mansion on Halloween, where a group of party-goers 85 years before disappeared just before their hostess killed herself. Copon appears as Dex, who attends the party with intentions of getting back together with his ex-girlfriend Lily (played by Diora Baird). Sparks fly between the two, but after they become trapped with their friends, Dex is kissed by Angela (played by Shannon Elizabeth), who has become a demon after being bitten by the skeleton of one of the past party-goers, giving her the same fate. Dex soon changes as well, doing the same to Lily.
Brandon Jay McLaren (Jack, SPD) began his starring role on the Canadian series "Being Erica," during the second episode of the show's third season earlier this year. McLaren appears as Lenin, a custodian at St. Anne's Hospital in the episode titled "Moving On Up." One of the show's main characters, Samantha Strange (sister of title character Erica), goes to St. Anne's for a job interview when she experiences a string of mishaps including getting lost and discovering blue paint on her shoe. Lenin sees her predicament and comes to her aide, attempting to remove the paint. He fails, but does manage to give her proper directions to her interview. Samantha returns to thank him later in the episode, revealing she got the job as a surgeon. Lenin appears happy that they will run into each other more often. Though Brandon Jay McLaren is credited with the starring cast, he does not appear in every episode.
Season 3 of "Being Erica" is currently airing on CBC (Canada)
Firass Dirani (Nick/Bowen, Mystic Force) continued his starring role on "Underbelly: The Golden Mile" in the sixth episode of the third season, titled "Women in Uniform." While the episode focused on the show's female characters, Dirani's character, John Ibrahim, becomes seriously involved with one of those ladies in this episode. Rookie constable, Wendy Jones (played by Jessica Tovey) has a run-in with John and sparks fly. Though he runs a nightclub on the seedy side of town, known as King's Cross, Wendy gets romantically involved with him anyway. John professes that he's not involved in the local drug trade but Wendy has a hard time believing it, given his lavish lifestyle and young age. When she takes John on a trip with some friends, she's turned off by his demeanor around those she deems "normal." Wendy breaks things off, but John dumps her to save face. Jessica Tovey previously starred on the Australian soap opera, "Home and Away," where her character crossed paths with other former Power Rangers, including Jason Smith and Firass Dirani's Mystic Force co-star, Richard Brancatisano. A full zip of Dirani's screencaps is available to download below.
Michelle Langstone (Kat, SPD) continued her recurring role on "McLeod's Daughters" in the sixth season episode "For Better or Worse." With her secrets out in the open, and her husband Alex forgiving her, Langstone's character, Fiona, tries her best to work on mending their marriage but her repeated attempts begin to smother Alex when she appears at his side, attempting to help him work only to hurt herself in the process. Alex warns her that she's trying too hard and that they have to give them time, but she's worried that Alex may stray to his former flame, Stevie. With Stevie facing murder charges, Fiona steps in to give her some legal help, in the form of a top notch lawyer. However, when Alex finds out that Fiona's wealthy father is paying for it, he gets upset that she's kept that secret from him as well. This sends him into Stevie's arms but the two resist the romantic temptation, just before Fiona arrives.
Season 6 of "McLeod's Daughters" is available on DVD
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