Rose Rollins’ New Show “Chase” Plus Full L Word Cast Updates


After the crushing loss of Kate Moennig‘s epically terrible Three Rivers, it’s time for Tasha to give it a go at a post-L Word career. Her series, Chase, was picked up by NBC and will air in the fall.

Chase from the Emmy-winning Jerry Bruckheimer team, is a fast-paced drama that drops viewers into the middle of a game of cat-and-mouse as a team of U.S. marshals hunt down America’s most dangerous fugitives. Kelli Giddish (“Past Life”) stars as U.S. Marshal Annie Frost, a cowboy boot-wearing deputy whose sharp mind and unique Texas upbringing help her track down violent criminals on the run, according to an NBC press release. Also in the cast: Cole Hauser (“K-Ville”), Amaury Nolasco (“Prison Break”), Rose Rollins (“The L Word”) and Jesse Metcalfe (“Desperate Housewives”) as members of Frost’s elite team.

Rose Rollins will play Daisy Ogbaa. She’s also slated to guest in an episode of Miami Medical as “Dr. Sonia.”

What’s the rest of the cast been up to? Jennifer Beals (Bette) and Lauren Lee Smith (The Soup Chef) will appear together in the film The Night of Dying Tigers, currently in post-production, “a dark, heartfelt and ultimately revealing portrait of a family on the edge of disintegration.”

Fox has also picked up Jennifer Beals’ pilot “Ridealong”, which “follows a rogue cowboy cop and the city’s first female police chief as they try to clean up the streets.”

Read also:
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Leisha Hailey (Alice)’s next film project is Fertile Ground, in which she plays Gale Harold (Brian Kinney!!!!)’s wife! There’s no release date yet for the 2010 horror flick. Ramin Setoodeh probs won’t like it.

“Emily and Nate Weaver leave the city for the rural comfort of Nate’s ancestral home in New Hampshire. There, isolated and haunted by inexplicable noises and horrifying visions, Emily learns she’s pregnant while Nate is possessed by the homicidal spirit of his forbearers. In a house haunted by past victims, Emily learns that she’s the latest target in a murderous tradition.”

Laurel Holloman (Tina) appears in four episodes (so far!) of Gigantic as Rae Anne Colvin, who we assume is related to the character Joey Colvin, who looks like one of those kids at Young Hollywood events that we can never identify: “The new half-hour dramedy, takes a fictional look at the glitzy, chaotic and often hilarious life of being a Hollywood “it” kid. The series will premiere in July.”

Mia Kirshner (Jenny) stars in the sequel 30 Days of Night: Dark Days, currently shooting in Vancouver, as Lilith the vampire queen:

After surviving the incidents in Barrow, Alaska, Stella Olemaun relocates to Los Angeles, where she intentionally attracts the attention of the local vampire population in order to avenge the death of her husband, Eben.

From DreadCentral:

Mia was awesome and brought everything you’d expect from Mia Kirshner,said [director] Ketai. “For such a slight person as she (physically) is, she commands such power. The fact that her character of Lilith is powerful and is the queen of the vampires – possibly the oldest vampire on the planet – she doesn’t even really need to lift a finger to get shit done. Her henchmen and everyone around her kind of take care of things, and all of her actions are so minimal that whenever she does anything physically, it’s completely horrifying, and you are just sitting there waiting for her to speak or waiting for her to roll across the room, and we’ve tried to embrace that stoicism and that sort of eerie calm that comes with Lilith. I thought Kirshner was a great casting choice because she’s an actress that can say a whole lot without saying anything. She really did a nice job stepping into the role.”

Mia also continues her role as Isobel on The Vampire Diaries. That girl was just born to play dead!

Read Also: Mia Kirshner’s Vampire Diaries Role Summons Some of Jenny Schecter’s Parts

Kate Moennig (Shane) is set to appear in the big-screen adaptation of the Michael Connelly novel “The Lincoln Lawyer,” recently acquired by Lionsgate Entertainment:

Matthew McConaughey and Marisa Tomei are set to star alongside Ryan Phillippe, William H. Macy, John Leguizamo, Michael Pena, Trace Adkins, and Katherine Moennig.

Brad Furman (”The Take”) is directing based on John Romano’s script. The film is about cut-rate LA criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller (McConaughey), who operates out of the back of his Lincoln Continental sedan. When he suddenly upgrades from getting parole violators and small-time crooks off to defending a Beverly Hills playboy accused of murder, suddenly the game gets a whole lot more serious as he finds his own life targeted. [@shockya]

Pam Grier (Kit), in addition to the recent release of her memoir, Foxy will appear in the upcoming romantic comedy Just Wright as Leslie Wright (Queen Latifah)’s Mom!

See Also: VIDEO: Dani Campbell Interviews Pam Grier for Autostraddle

Also Cybill Shepard (Phyllis) was just in Vancouver shooting a Lifetime movie with Jennifer Love Hewitt and our very own Haviland Stillwell. Shepard plays “a body waxer at a woman’s salon who is stunned to discovery that her former Texas homecoming-queen daughter (Hewitt) is working as a prostitute to pay the bills.”


Video of Pink & Linda Perry‘s amazing performance of “What’s Up?” from An Evening with Women has surfaced.



Johnny Weir will be joining the judge’s panel at this year’s Miss USA pagent. Just when the world finally got over the Perez Hilton / Carrie Prejan debacle last year are we really ready for this?(@stylelist)


The Lynch still not doing any wrong, the PETA edition! Check out Jane Lynch‘s new ad for PETA, encouraging everyone to spay and neuter their cats & dogs. Also, a longer clip where she talks about her love of furry little friends. (@peta)

In related Glee stars doing commercials news, Lea Michele does Dove Hair Care.



The Sarah Silverman program is officially dunzo. Did you know gay channel LOGO’s syndication is the only reason it lasted a 3rd year anyhow? (@ew)


After the huge success of Betty White‘s appearance the (Facebook) world is undertaking a Carol Burnett to host SNL campaign. (@facebook) Also underway, a campaign to get Betty White on Glee.


We were at Jill Bennett & Cathy DeBuono‘s premiere party for season two of their lesbian web-series “We Have to Stop Now” and have exclusive photos & video. (@autostraddle)


LGBT activists in San Francisco came together to form a Gaga-inspired “Flash Mob” in a direct action to urge a boycott of the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Fran. Workers at the hotel have been fighting for a fair union contract that includes decent wages and healthcare benefits, and are now calling on the community to boycott the Westin St. Francis, along with other downtown hotels. (@sfweekly)


Greyson Chance, the 6th grade boy who performed Paparazzi for his school talent show was invited to perform on Ellen and during his appearance GAGA HERSELF called in to talk to him!



Sarah McLachlan is going to let you pick what songs she plays at Lilith Fair! It’s a bunch of new songs you haven’t heard yet, a few I haven’t heard of, and so basically it’s between Angel, Building a Mystery, Adia, Sweet Surrender, Possession and Fallen.


Jillian Michaels speaks out about her misquoted statement in Women’s Health about adopting kids so she doesn’t ruin her hot bod:

“I was feeling kind of panicked about answering the question. For me, it was a very personal question — and I had a lot of shame about the answer. If I tell people I have issues in this area, will they judge me and say, “If she has problems in this area, how healthy can she be?” I don’t think anyone with issues is “less than,” but this is just how I was feeling in the moment. It caught me off-guard.”


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  1. Kisher on Vampire Diaries- All I saw in Isobel was Jenny Schecter. Mia Kirshner mastered that character so I was unimpressed and disappointed by Isobel because she was just a shade of Jenny with fangs.

    Grier- I have watched Jackie Brown, the L Word , and Smallville, and I have yet to see an acting talent worthy of legend status.

    The mention of Gale Harold made me unbelievable excited! Brian Kinney 4Life!

        • i love brian kinney so much he made me realize that most of my feelings about being heterosexual were actually just feelings of wishing i was a gay man who could have sex with brian kinney, like i would never want to be brian kineny’s girlfriend, but I WANT TO BE BRIAN KINNEY’S BOYFRIEND SO BAD and then he can come to my prom and be like what’s up and everyone can be like oh shitttttttt then we can do a dance, except not the part afterwards where someone hits me over the head with a baseball bat and i need to get a robot hand

          • I always liked QAF so much more than my old bisexual boyfriend ever did. WHY DIDN’T I KNOW THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW?!?!

          • Every story line of Queer as Folk just came rushing back to me except that I don’t think I ever saw the ending…

  2. That girl WAS born to play dead! Kirshner is god! And the reason I started watching Vampire Diaries. That and I went to high school with Nina Dobrev.


    The Sarah Silverman program is officially dunzo. Did you know gay channel LOGO’s syndication is the only reason it lasted a 3rd year anyhow? (@ew)

    sad face. I heard this yesterday, but still.. also, my avatar. that is all.

  4. I saw that Greyson kid’s youtube video on tumblr the other day and I was amazed. What a ham! He is a cute and talented kid, but he knows it, so hopefully he doesn’t grow up to be a terror!

  5. What is a “unique Texas upbringing”? Aren’t there like a bajillion people in Texas?

    Wait, I don’t think you understand, I love Rose Rollins a damn-near unhealthy amount. Like, scroll through episodes of The L Word on Netflix until I find her scene amount. And I’ve been wondering what the hell she’s doing with her life, and waiting for this Girltrash movie, and hoping I can have her for my birthday, so this show thing is like the heavens smiling down on me for once, granting me another season of watching with wetness pleasure. Yes, I know, TMI, run-on sentence, blah blah. This is Rose Rollins we’re talking about!

    And Jesse Metcalfe? Oh my bisexual dreams are coming true!

    Daisy Ogbaa though? Does my woman look like a “Daisy” to you? Oh… her name is Rose. I guess she can do the flower name thing.

    Dr. Sonia? Here come the white-coat, lots of big fancy medical words, clipboard fantasy.

    J. Beals as a cowgirl? I know actresses play roles, and that’s what they do, but this whole post is just dripping in fantasies!

  6. no word on Dana Fairbanks i see. i’m sure she’s doing fine. i heard she was gonna play the wind in the next twilight movie.

  7. w/r/t Shane, i mean, Kate Moennig’s new movie, did anyone else think, “The Rural Juror”? anyone?

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