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“Star Trek 2” gains Alice Eve, has one last major role to cast

“Star Trek 2” gains Alice Eve, has one last major role to cast (photo)

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Someone new is going to be headed to infinity and beyond. While “Star Trek 2” already has all its major cast members — Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, etc. — back on board, it’s also busy making some new acquisitions. Benicio Del Toro was the first newcomer to be brought onto the flick as a villain who will be familiar to Trekkies (not Khan, though), and now news has broken that Alice Eve will also be joining the “Star Trek” universe.

Variety doesn’t have too much information on the casting other than the fact that the “She’s Out Of My League” star will be in the film. While the role is unknown, the news site believes that Eve will play someone “new to the ‘Star Trek’ universe.” It’s unclear whether she will play a villain, heroine or love interest, but Captain Kirk definitely is lacking in the ladies department from where we’re standing.

This isn’t the first time director J.J. Abrams has brought a brand new character into the mix. His whole split universes backstory for the film allows the series’ writers to bring in new faces and deviate from the television series’ general plot line without getting a negative response from fans. That being said, it’s also pretty exciting to see familiar characters as well, like Del Toro’s yet-to-be-announced villain.

And there’s still one more major casting to go. Variety has learned that there’s still another villain yet to be cast, someone older and more of a supporting character to Del Toro. This could be a pretty major clue to “Trek” fans out there as to who Del Toro is playing, but we’re going to wait until the official plot is released to be sure.

Are you interested to see what new character Eve is playing? What role do you think Del Toro has? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and .

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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 IFC.com

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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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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.



Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…