WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD – 05/30/2013 – Homicide Investigation points finger at Dan Aykroyd.

 

Wilmywood Film Peep of the Day

ArtHoover

Art Hoover – Art’s Motion Picture Catering

A Homicide Investigation points a finger at Dan Aykroyd. A landfill worker uncovered film of Dan Aykroyd standing over a bloody corpse.  The man in Canada turned it in to police, thinking he stumbled upon murder evidence caught on film.  Turns out it was a scene was from the 1990 flick, “Loose Cannons.”  Aykroyd was last seen Wednesday at the Blue Post signing his Crystal Head Vodka.  His cast members of Tammy are getting a late start shooting into the very late hours in Shallotte at “The Grille” on Main St. today.

Back in 1989, Wilmywood was the home for the movie, Dream a Little Dream, starring the “Coreys.”  Corey Feldman had a say about wardrobe and used his own, very expensive black jacket.  Well, that jacket was stolen.  Now over 20 years later, it was finally recovered at a Boston Flea Market and was returned to Corey.  Feldman said  it’s worth $100,000.  Some of the locations used in Dream a Little Dream include: New Hanover High, Thalian Hall, the old Roy’s Riverboat Landing, the house at 1705 Princess St.

We have yet another reason to be grateful for NBC’s Revolution shooting its first season in Wilmywood.  The series brought in over $50 million to the state. The Wilmington Regional Film Commission says an  estimated $56 million was spent – wages earned/taxed in NC along with goods and services bought and taxed.  Don’t forget the season finale is Monday at 10:00pm EST.

Just a few more tidbits:

Under the Dome is getting a late morning start in Currie NC.   Our own sports star, baseball player Trot Nixon will be inducted into Wilmington Walk of Fame today.

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every weekday morning at 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Until then, that’s a wrap!

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WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD – 05/30/2013

 

Wilmywood Film Peep of the Day

MattMcHugh

Matt McHugh, actor/stand-in

Howdy!  It’s a short Wilmywood blog this morning.  Not too much going on.  I can start with Eastbound and Down.  They are still casting background as they gear up for Season 4.  Wanna play “extra”? Kim Stewart just posted this morning: “Okay everybody I am in need of some super pretty girls aged 21-30 for East Bound!! The director would like photo options by Tuesday so please spread the word if you know some hotties 🙂 Please submit you a CURRENT photograph, name, age, phone number & wardrobe sizes to kimmieNCasting@gmail.com with the subject line EBD Club Scene. THANKS!!!”  Production begins around June 10th.

NatalieMartinezUnder the Dome is back on N 15th Street then they will head to the lot to finish off a night shot.  Rachelle LeFevre and a few of the main kids will be on set.  Meanwhile Natalie Martinez is spending her morning at Wrightsville Beach running the loop.  Yesterday, NPR released an interview with the main man, Stephen King, however it revolves around his latest novel, Joyland.Check it out!   

tammy_wilmywoodThe Tammy crew is back in Burgaw today shooting at the Pender County Courthouse and on various streets today.  You will see the lovely ladies, Susan Sarandon and Melissa McCarthy on set.  On a side note, if you remember due to the Oklahoma tornado tragedy, Melissa’s Mike and Molly season finale got pushed back because it contained some tornado content which would have been in very poor taste.  So, CBS has now rescheduled the finale on a special night and time — it will now air tonight at 8:30 p.m. EST.  “Mike & Molly” was recently renewed for for a 22-episode Season 4.

 That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every weekday morning at 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Until then, that’s a wrap!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD – 05/29/2013

Morning Peeps!  Well, it wasn’t just the sport stars that came to Wilmywood to enjoy the 3 day weekend.  WECT reported The Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrey was enjoying the Port City as well.

Yesterday, I made a BIG correction on the blog.  There was a bit on confusion about whether Fox TV’s Sleepy Hollow was coming here or going to Charleston, SC.  Well, it’s looks like it is finishing the season in Wilmywood.

sheiladanSince yesterday was Dan Aykroyd‘s last day on the set of Tammy, I was hell bent on meeting him (again after more than 20 years).  So, I caught up with him on set yesterday, and let me tell you that is one sweet, sincere man.  And he loves Wilmington.  The Tammy crew is trekking back to Burgaw today.  Big park scene, lots of kids running around.  You will be seeing Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon on set.

Under the Dome is on the lot for the first part of the day, then they return for their N. 15th St. location.  And speaking of UTD, if you are already a fan, you are so gonna love what I have coming up for you! Well, what Sunny 104.5 has coming up for you!  So, don’t miss a single blog!

Also, an FYI for Makeup Artists in town. I don’t know what brand you use, but wanted to pass on that Halloween and More carries these brands in case you need something locally:  (for special effects, everyday makeup, face & body paint, theatrical  etc…)  Ben Nye, Paradise “Mehron”, Brand X “Colored Liquid Latex”, Exotic Eyes Body Art, Xotic Eyes Body Art and Makeup, Snazaroo Face Paint and Don Post FX.

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every weekday morning at 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Until then, that’s a wrap!

CORRECTION: UPDATED: WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD – 05/28/2013 What a weekend!

12:27PM: SLEEPY HOLLOW UPDATED – SCROLL TO BOTTOM FOR ALL THE DETAILS!

Wow! So much to talk about over the weekend! It seems like the Wilmington area was the place to be for sports stars. Especially Wrightsville Beach. If you missed my blogs over the weekend, I reported that Jonathan Stewart, super star running back for the Carolina Panthers, was hanging out at our beach for the weekend. He arrived on Friday and let everyone know with a tweet: @Jonathanstewar1: “I’m out here in wrightsville/”willmington” beach for Memorial Day weeknd enjoying the nice weather! #holla#northcarolina.”

michaelphelps_instagram2Okay, so he can’t spell Wilmington, but hey we love him anyway, $10 says it was his damn auto-correct.  But Jonathan wasn’t the only superstar. Olympic swimmer, Michael Phelps was here too! In fact last night he was spotted at the Carolina Yacht Club in Wrightsville Beach.  He is reportedly dating the GORGEOUS Carolina Yacht Club member, Win McMurry, On-air Reporter for the Golf Channel. Phelps confirmed it with a tweet: @MichaelPhelps  #mdw USA there’s no better country!! @ Carolina Yacht Club http://instagram.com/p/Z1dDItSx1L/

There were other star sightings over the weekend. While I cannot confirm this, I was told that Mr. Oprah aka Stedman Graham was at Figure 8. No mention of Miss Winfrey however.

On a sad note, as we all geared up and got pumped for Sleepy Hollow, it seems as though their final decision has the production going to Charleston, SC. Booo! But hey, it does leave more room for productions to come in! Say, maybe like an Angelina Jolie flick!!  If you missed the huge A-List scoop, I have two confirmed reports about Angelina Jolie’s people scouting Wilmington for the upcoming movie, Unbroken, which she is directing. For complete details, check the full post on that story below.

Now back to the present! Under the Dome will be on stage for the day.  The good folks of Tammy are back in Wilmywood today. Things are already underway at the New Hanover Correctional Center then making a company move to N. 4th St. If you are a Dan Aykroyd fan, today is his last day on set. Booo! We will miss you Dan! At least we still get some more time with Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon! They are on set today as well.

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every weekday morning at 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Until then, that’s a wrap!

ATTENTION!  UPDATE:  My sources tell me that SLEEPY HOLLOW is coming to Wilmywood after all.  There was a mix up of information with another TV series, a CBS show entitled, Reckless, that starts shooting in Charleston in July.  They shot the Pilot in Charleston back in February.  They originally shot a TV movie, then spun it into a TV series.  Although South Carolina jumped on the “incentives bandwagon,”  they weren’t strong enough to grab hold of the Fox series.  So, as it stands Sleepy Hollow is still projected to come here.  Yay!

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Another sports legend hanging out in Wilmywood tonight!

English: Michael Phelps at Santa Clara, Califo...

English: Michael Phelps at Santa Clara, California, 2009. Français : Michael Phelps au meeting de Santa Clara, Californie, 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Olympic swimmer, Michael Phelps is here!  In fact, according to one of my sources AND as confirmed with a MP tweet, he is hanging out at the Carolina Yacht Club in Wrightsville Beach at this very moment!

Michael Phelps Twetted ‏@MichaelPhelps “#mdw USA there’s no better country!! @ Carolina Yacht Club http://instagram.com/p/Z1dDItSx1L/ ” Can’t blame him, we have some of the most beautiful beaches in America!

BREAKING WILMYWOOD NEWS: A-Lister Scouting Wilmywood for Major Studio Film

English: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the C...

English: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the Cannes film festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

FINALLY I can say something!  This bit of information has hard to keep under wraps, but after another confirmation, I can now tell you that we could have the ultimate megastar coming to film here in Wilmywood!

After two confirmed reports, my sources tell me that member(s) of the Universal Pictures production team were here last week to scout Wilmington for the movie, Unbroken. And that megastar is the one and only, Angelina Jolie.  She is slated to direct this story of Olympian-turned-WWII POW Louis Zamperini.  This will be her second project she is directing.  Although she made her directorial debut with In The Land Of Blood And Honey, this will be a first for her on a major studio film.  As far as her acting, there is no word if we will see her on screen.

The most interesting part, besides having such an amazing woman possibly coming here, is that Universal has been developing this story for the silver screen for more than 55 years.  Mick Garris is exec producer and Matthew Baer & Erwin Stoff are producing.

Hopefully her team found everything they needed here in Wilmington.  On a side note, If Angelina does come, chances are we could have a visit from the fabulous Brad Pitt as well!  I will keep you posted as more information comes in!

Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .

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NFL Star Running Back in Wilmywood for the Weekend!

Carolina Panthers fans!  Your boy is in town!  Superstar  running back Jonathan Stewart is spending Memorial Day weekend in Wilmington/Wrightsville beach.  He was spotted at Mayfaire, then I see he tweeted:

@Jonathanstewar1: I’m out here in wrightsville/”willmington” beach for Memorial Day weeknd enjoying the nice weather! #holla#northcarolina

Holla if you see him! Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .