The Big Bang Theory: Penny star almost played ‘dark’ character in shock casting shakeup

In a special featurette of The Big Bang Theory released by CBS, the actor revealed she tried out for the show’s original pilot that never aired. However, the star was unsuccessful. She tried out for the role of a character named Katie (Amanda Walsh), who is worlds away from Penny. But who was she? Katie […]

Wayans Bros.’ John Witherspoon, Who Played Pops, Dead at 77

Comedian John Witherspoon, best known to TV audiences for his role as John “Pops” Williams on The WB’s 1990s sitcom The Wayans Bros., has died at the age of 77. Witherspoon’s family confirmed his passing on Tuesday, but did not disclose a cause of death. “It is with deep sadness we have to tweet this, […]

EastEnders spoilers: Star reveals character was played by TWO actors – but who was it?

EastEnders viewers can expect to see Mary “the Punk” Smith (played by Linda Davidson) return to Albert Square next week. But Mary will also be bringing her daughter with her, Annie, who BBC soap viewers last saw when she was just a tot. However, Marilyn O’Brien has taken over the role of adult Annie for […]

A TV news helicopter caught a game of ‘Mario Kart’ being played on the Kansas City Royals’ 106-foot tall jumbotron screen (NTDOY)

Twitter/KCTV 5 The helicopter for a local Kansas City TV station captured a game of “Mario Kart” being played on the jumbotron at Kauffman Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals. Aerial footage showing the game on the screen was posted to Twitter on Tuesday, where the post has recieved more than 10,000 retweets and […]

Imax passes $1 billion mark at the global box office for first time ever. Here are the highest-grossing titles that played on the format in 2018.

Disney 2018 marks the first time ever that Imax grossed $ 1 billion at the global box office. “Avengers: Infinity War” was the highest global Imax performer of the year. With 2018 coming to an end, the studios are counting their stacks of money and finding that the industry is poised to break box office […]

Eight great board games we played at PAX Unplugged

Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. PAX Unplugged, the tabletop board gaming conference that emerged from the PAX video game conference empire, took place in Philadelphia last week. It was bigger and better than last year’s inaugural event, with more space allocated […]

Man Utd news: Has Alexis Sanchez played his last game after fresh Arsenal blow?

The Chile forward injured his hamstring in training on Thursday and will miss Saturday’s trip to Southampton and Wednesday’s home clash with former club Arsenal. “Alexis sustained a hamstring injury in training on Thursday which requires further investigation to confirm severity,” a statement from the club said. It marks the latest of a long line […]

Peter Donat, Who Played Mulder's Dad on The X-Files, Dead at 90

Veteran character actor Peter Donat, best known in recent years for playing Agent Mulder’s father on The X-Files, has died at the age of 90. Donat passed away on Monday at his California home of complications from diabetes, according to The New York Times. He made his X-Files debut as Bill Mulder in Season 2’s […]

‘Marvel Powers United’ is unlike any other VR game you’ve played before

Oculus Oculus’s newest VR game, “Marvel Powers United” gives players the chance to live their wildest superhero dreams with some the most immersive and impressive graphics that virtual reality gaming has to offer.  The four-player fighting game drops Wednesday for a very reasonable $ 39.99, and if you own an Oculus Rift, you absolutely should buy […]