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Originally posted 03/19/2011 03:00PM
Adrianne Palicki knew she had big boots – and a super-sexy, skin-tight suit – to fill when she signed on for NBC's upcoming re-launch of Wonder Woman, an iconic role originated by Lynda Carter in the '70s.
But there's no rivalry. In fact, Carter has nothing but wonderful things to say about the new TV incarnation.
"I think [Palicki] looks fabulous," Carter, 59, tells E! Online. "It's a new look and, jeez, her body looks fantastic."
Originally posted 11/07/2008 06:45PM
Already a superstar, Beyoncé now has her eyes set on becoming a superhero.
"What would be better than Wonder Woman?" she tells the Los Angeles Times. "It would be great. And it would be a very bold choice. A black Wonder Woman would be a powerful thing. It's time for that, right?"
The singer-actress, 27, has met with representatives at DC Comics and Warner Bros. to discuss donning the red, white and blue bathing suit on screen, she says.
"After doing these roles that were so emotional I was thinking to myself, 'OK, I need to be a superhero,'" Beyoncé tells the Times. "Although, when you think about the psychology of the heroes in the films these days, they are still a lot of work, of course, and emotional. But there's also an action element that I would enjoy."
Originally posted 07/04/2008 06:40PM
To children of the '70s, she was a glamorous TV icon with her bullet-proof bracelets and Star-Spangled corset.
But now Wonder Woman Lynda Carter has turned the "Lasso of Truth" on herself, admitting publicly that she's an alcoholic.
"I was so good at hiding it too," the 56-year-old mother-of-two tells TV's The Insider. "Brilliant."
But, she says, she could not keep the secret from her family: Her attorney husband Robert Altman and their two children, Jamie, 20, and Jessica, 17.
"My husband asked me ... 'Can't you just stop this for the children and for me?' "
Originally posted 06/06/2008 11:45AM
She didn't need magic lasso and she wasn't wearing her star-spangled costume, but Lynda Carter was still a hero on Wednesday afternoon.
The actress, best known for playing Wonder Woman in the 1970s TV show, was canoeing on the Potomac River when she spotted a woman floating in the water. She flagged down nearby boaters who called 911. After the woman was pulled out of the river, paramedics unsuccessfully performed CPR.
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