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Eva Green As Opera Star Maria Callas (& Arthurian Legend Morgana)

Eva Green As Opera Star Maria Callas (& Arthurian Legend Morgana) (photo)

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Stormy-eyed French beauty Eva Green seems set to play the 20th century opera legend Maria Callas. The Hollywood Reporter said she was as “in talks” so it may not be a done deal, but IMDb has no less than two Callas biopics listed for Green, so I’m betting at least one of them is right.

Callas was huge in the late 40’s through the 70’s. Jackie O. was still just Jacqueline Kennedy when Callas was sleeping with rich guy, Aristotle Onassis. Leonard Bernstein called her “The Bible of Opera.” You’ll hear that on NPR for sure when this film comes out.

Born in NY into a Greek family, Callas made a name for herself performing in Greece and Italy, then went onto worldwide fame. The film is apparently being co-produced by Callas’ favorite luxury crystal company, Swarovski, whose decadence she publicly indulged in. I can’t wait to see Eva Green all dolled up in those goods.

Green is also playing the part of Morgana in the TV series “Camelot” which began filming in Ireland. Irish media has at least twice reported her character as “Morgan,” and I’m inclined to chastise them, as any self respecting mythical lore enthusiast knows Arthur’s naughty half-sister’s name is “Morgana le Fey.” They say things fookin’ differently over there though, so who knows — but when in doubt, always defer to Helen Mirren roles — who played Morgana in the film bible of Arthurian legend, “Excalibur.” For my thoughts on scores for medieval fantasy pictures set in the UK see Clannad.

Green is a good match for Callas’ elegant style:

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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