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I’m Only Happy When Garbage’s Shirley Manson Becomes A Regular On Fox’s TERMINATOR!!

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Because Fox’s “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” doesn't yet feature enough superhot actresses, fabulous Garbage vocalist Shirley Manson has taken a regular role on the series as a high-tech firm’s CEO. Perhaps in this timeline she replaces Miles Dyson as the mother of SkyNet? Find all of the Hollywood Reporter’s story on the matter here.

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  • May 29, 2008, 12:12 a.m. CST


    by Uncapie

    Just had to say it just once!

  • May 29, 2008, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Most appropriately named band ever.

    by veebeeyes

    When I say that I'm listening to Garbage, you can be sure that I'm listening to garbage. Shirley Manson is sort of hot though. But can she act?! I didn't know that she's an actor too.

  • May 29, 2008, 12:17 a.m. CST


    by Roffstafarian

    i know im in the monority but i like this show. dunno if ms. garbage can act or not, so this'll be an adventure at least

  • May 29, 2008, 12:18 a.m. CST

    by DigitalBeachWar

    hahhahhah WHAAAAAT?!

  • May 29, 2008, 12:19 a.m. CST


    by RenoNevada2000

    Anyone else ever see or hear Manson's first band AngelFish. Caught them when they opened for Live way back in the day and the blew the doors off the place. (The Chameleon Club in Lancaster, PA)

  • May 29, 2008, 12:21 a.m. CST

    Saw the band's second to last performance ever

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    they were good, she knows how to work a crowd.

  • May 29, 2008, 12:32 a.m. CST

    Oh man.... can you say 3-way????

    by The Crystal Skull

    Sarah, Summer, and Shirley... someone needs to make a porn parody now, at the very least.

  • May 29, 2008, 12:35 a.m. CST

    High tech firm's CEO?

    by The Crystal Skull

    She's damn sexy and has an awesome voice, but can she act? It'd be a shame to cripple a great series in-the-making with too many b-movie performers. I'll still see every episode though!

  • May 29, 2008, 12:39 a.m. CST

    interestingly, LIVE played that show too

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    when they came on, I looked over at my friend and say, "hey, do you hear that" "What" "it's...the lunch bell." terrible live action.

  • May 29, 2008, 1:03 a.m. CST

    Some things never change...

    by beetlegeuse

    It looks like Shirley Manson is still fronting garbage.

  • May 29, 2008, 1:09 a.m. CST

    Yes, it is cool news

    by JacksParasites

    Can't wait!

  • May 29, 2008, 1:23 a.m. CST

    doesn't she have like the thickest scots accent ever?

    by newc0253

    not that that's a bad thing or anything, i'm just saying folks in the us may struggle to understand her.

  • May 29, 2008, 1:41 a.m. CST

    Thank god!

    by David Cloverfield

    If a woman builds Skynet, it's gonna crash before it can do any harm. Thank god for quotas.

  • May 29, 2008, 1:46 a.m. CST


    by Antz

    The show has definitely got potential. Pretty much everyone I know who has watched it really enjoyed it. Felt like it was only just starting to find it's feet in season 1. Be most interested to see where they take it in S2.

  • May 29, 2008, 1:55 a.m. CST

    WTF??! (And I loved Garbage.)

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    This is so out of left field. I'm already a regular viewer of the show, and I was really impressed by how it turned out -- and even more so by Brian Austin Greene in this show. Now I'm really curious to see how Shirley Manson works on this show.

  • May 29, 2008, 2:01 a.m. CST

    Beth Gibbons to join the cast of BSG

    by wash

    as a morose Cylon.

  • May 29, 2008, 2:33 a.m. CST

    NEW RULE: Shirley Manson Makes My Dick HARD!

    by Bill Maher

    I saw Garbage in concert (front row) and my girlfriend got mad at me for sporting a boner for the whole show. It's not like I whipped it out, but it was obvious -and all because of Shirley Manson. WHAT A PIECE OF ASS!

  • May 29, 2008, 2:39 a.m. CST

    Is she gonna be Kate Brewster / John's future wife?

    by HarryBlackPotter

    We now know that Kate is in the 4th movie, and this series will lead up to next summer's Terminator 4, but so far, Kate's not shown up in the show, but surely she has to at some point? But we know that Kate would be older than John by about 8 years or so because of the time-jump they did in the pilot (which rendered the T3 time-line & Sarah's cancer moot), so my money's on her being Kate. Nice!

  • May 29, 2008, 2:44 a.m. CST

    Kate from T3...

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    I don't remember much about that character (or T3 really). Would it be logical for her to be the CEO of a tech company in 2008/9? (This scoop doesn't specifically say she is the CEO of Cyberdyne. It could be another company, perhaps one that is tied to that time travel camera technology, which was played out as an ARG.)

  • May 29, 2008, 2:47 a.m. CST

    Catherine Weaver = Kate Brewster?

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    And according to the Hollywood Reporter article, Manson's character is named Catherine Weaver. Dane's character was Kate Brewster. But could Kate be short for Catherine, and Weaver is her married name?

  • May 29, 2008, 5:30 a.m. CST

    Excellent news. Wasn't aware she was acting

    by Yeti

    Looks like I'm going to have to get a DVR between this, Chuck and Gossip Girl (shut up I know) Monday nights at 8 are too busy.

  • May 29, 2008, 6:45 a.m. CST

    she isn't that hot...however

    by Judge Briggs

    Summer Glau and Sarah Connor are redunk. MILF.

  • May 29, 2008, 6:46 a.m. CST


    by Kizeesh

    Does that mean she's moved back to the US? I was hoping to bump into her, since she lives in the same city as me.<p> and by 'bump' I mean 'thrust my mighty member'...

  • May 29, 2008, 6:48 a.m. CST

    Shirely Manson is teh sex

    by blindambition238

  • May 29, 2008, 7:36 a.m. CST

    I remember seeing a special about Garbage

    by FluffyUnbound

    ...where everyone said that she had a lot of emotional problems and low self-esteem and thought that she was ugly. And I thought to myself, "If only I could have been in a position to exploit that low self-esteem! Damn!" Hot chicks that think they aren't hot give the best head.

  • May 29, 2008, 7:37 a.m. CST

    Manson WAS a Terminator in a James Bond video

    by JasonPratt

    Anyone else think this is the prime reason she's being cast here? (See video for _The World Is Not Enough_. Okay not strictly a Terminator, but close enough.)

  • May 29, 2008, 8:10 a.m. CST

    Loved her in the "World is Not Enough" video

    by SpyGuy

    One of my favorite Bond themes ever. Now bring in Rose McGowan and Morena Baccarin for more hot Terminators!

  • May 29, 2008, 8:34 a.m. CST


    by XOMuffintop

    Good to see more hotness comming to a show that I think has real potential to become a stronger piece of the Terminator mythos than 3 and 4 can ever dream of being.

  • May 29, 2008, 8:35 a.m. CST

    The World is Not Enough soundtrack

    by Sithdan

    was the best part about that movie.

  • May 29, 2008, 8:46 a.m. CST


    by Kid Z

    ...Now I'll HAVE to watch this thing. That redhaired Scottish faux-goth chick is hot!

  • May 29, 2008, 8:48 a.m. CST


    by happybunni

    Good addition to the show

  • May 29, 2008, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Interesting......I love the Band

    by eric haislar

    I also love the show. So Sweet.

  • May 29, 2008, 9:21 a.m. CST


    by Series7

    Move this show to Thursday night. Just not Monday! My brain can't process high concept shows on Monday. Stick with Heroes and Prison Break where brains are not allowed!

  • May 29, 2008, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Shirley rules.

    by Fawst

  • May 29, 2008, 9:23 a.m. CST

    She's hot.

    by Fawst

    Like, Sofa King hot.

  • May 29, 2008, 9:42 a.m. CST

    She looks like an android

    by Sithdan

    She has that "Replicant" look about her.

  • May 29, 2008, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Odd choice of casting

    by darquelyte

    But I'll be happy to hear her Scottish accent!

  • May 29, 2008, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Manson's Company (**POSSIBLE SPOILERS**)??

    by Merrick

    Shortly after the first season ended, there was a funky TERMINATOR-based viral campaign (which we were subsequently told was *not* for the new McG movie – i.e. it’s probably for SARAH CONNOR). You can find those viral videos here: They feature a high-tech company that has gained the ability to glimpse into the future, or something like that. Wonder if this is the company Manson’s heading up? Presumably, this company’s ability to glimpse the future ultimately leads to Skynet coopting it’s technology for time manipulation. Just a theory; I have no evidence to back this up.

  • May 29, 2008, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Top notch sleuthing Merrick...if that's not the....

    by FlickaPoo

    ...connection it should be...

  • May 29, 2008, 10:31 a.m. CST

    sorry, not seeing the hotness

    by oisin5199

    another anorexic, gothy emo chick? No thanks.

  • May 29, 2008, 10:45 a.m. CST

    she's hot but she can go to hell

    by mr teaspoon

    She talked shit on Radiohead. Plus I automatically lose respect for any musician who does a TV show or movie.

  • May 29, 2008, 11:02 a.m. CST


    by DonLogan

    what puts me off is the FACT she likes to indulge in a bit of SCAT from time to time.

  • May 29, 2008, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Metal Heart

    by cousindave

    Listen to the lyrics of Metal Heart

  • May 29, 2008, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Uh, yeah...

    by FarSky

    When I see Shirley Manson, I immediately think "CEO of a tech firm." This is...questionable casting.

  • May 29, 2008, 1:12 p.m. CST

    veebeeyes, you're a homo

    by I Dunno

    "The World Is Not Enough" is the best Bond opening song ever written. And Manson is the Hotness.

  • May 29, 2008, 1:18 p.m. CST

    I saw Garbage in Orlando ten years ago...

    by Mosquito March

    ...and to this day, it's still one of the best (and loudest) performances I've seen - and I was just a casual Garbage fan, who has seen a LOT of great concerts in the last decade. Shirley was an incendiary presence live. You couldn't take your eyes off her, she was all over the stage. She's basically the prototype for the chick from The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and I think she's going to turn out to be a surprisingly good actress.

  • Shirley Manson is good too. Who doesn't like a Scottish Redhead? But Lena looked good in 300. The only thing about 300 that looked good. And Summer Glau is hot in anything. By the way, "The World is Not Enough" was good, but "Goldeneye," "Live & Let Die" and "Nobody Does It Better" are arguably the three best Bond songs.

  • May 29, 2008, 1:31 p.m. CST

    I'll give them the benefit of the doubt on this one

    by bravogolfhotel

    If someone told me a year ago that I'd be digging a modestly budgeted TERMINATOR TV series with none other than Brian Austin Green as a badass soldier from the future, I'd have said they needed their medication adjusted, but here we are...

  • May 29, 2008, 1:43 p.m. CST

    I like that they only cast hot chicks

    by Mullah Omar

    ..on this show. Leave the realism elsewhere, I say. <br> <br> This is cool news made cooler by the fact that it seems to come out of nowhere - I had no idea Shirley Manson was even interested in acting.

  • May 29, 2008, 2:04 p.m. CST

    GARBAGE! best bond song?

    by DonLogan

    The World is not enough is the best bond theme? Are u on crack? try We Have All The Time in The World, Nobody Does it better, LIve & Let Die...even the more obvious like goldfinger would come before that dross.

  • May 29, 2008, 3:08 p.m. CST

    More stuntMEN, Less stuntCASTING

    by cowboyone

    WTF is with the "let's use rappers and singers as actors?" I swear to God, "Casting Agent" must be THE most OVER RESPECTED job title ever. Is there a shortage of REAL actresses in Hollywood?

  • May 29, 2008, 3:25 p.m. CST

    best Bond theme

    by Titus05

    best Bond song?...I really like the theme from Casino Royale...'You know my name' by Chris Cornell

  • May 29, 2008, 4 p.m. CST

    GARBAGE = Garbage

    by LaserPants

    But I have to admit I liked that "Stupid Girl" song. It was clearly written about one of my exes -- the one with the good coke connection who basically destroyed herself.

  • May 29, 2008, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Mmmmmm.... Shirley Manson...

    by MrSentinel

    So underrated.... So incredibly hot...

  • May 29, 2008, 4:28 p.m. CST

    You Know My Name is incredible.

    by Hercules

    Live and Let Die is the world-beater, though. I'm a huge Garbage freak, but I did not enjoy its Bond song. <p> And Shirley's not anorexic; she's just crazy tall.

  • May 29, 2008, 6:05 p.m. CST

    You Know My Name was Incredible!!??

    by MattmanReturns

    You're in the minority there, Herc. It's okay to be in the minority, but saying that this song is "incredible" is on the same level of shock-value absurdity as talkbackers who say "Batman Begins SUCKED".

  • May 29, 2008, 6:16 p.m. CST

    You Know My Name is incredible

    by DonLogan

    if incredible means SPHINCTER-PICKLES

  • May 29, 2008, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Hey this is a cool soundtrack

    by weaponmentalarion

    looks like its going to be a good series with a heavy following for a long time coming. I'm liking this series already.

  • May 29, 2008, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Herc-perbole sighting!

    by Mullah Omar

    YOU KNOW MY NAME was about as far from a Bond song - let alone an incredible Bond song - as I could have imagined. It was only even an average Chris Cornell song. Bring back the chicks with smoky voices!

  • May 29, 2008, 7:28 p.m. CST

    The World is Not Enough WAS the best Bond song.

    by I Dunno

    It was sexy, the lyrics were awesome,it was written from the point of view of the villain and Shirley sounded sultry as fuck. Live and Let Die? That was gay as fuck. The GnR cover was better.

  • May 29, 2008, 7:45 p.m. CST

    That Viral Campaign

    by Turd Furgeson

    Was pretty damn cool. Lots of videos and cool stuff that led you to all kinds of places like face book and phony news articles on Google. They didn't develop the technology though, they found it.. Check it out if you have some time.

  • May 29, 2008, 8:04 p.m. CST

    The best thing about "You know my name" was the intro

    by blindambition238

    After the excellent gun barrel sequence, the opening chords that hit immediately after do a great job of adding an exclamation point to the brutal opening. The last time a Bond intro actually got my adrenaline going was probably Live and Let Die or Living Daylights. <p> That being said, as a single by itself "YKMN" wasnt anything too special and slightly generic, but thank god for Cornell's voice. He really should have just brought in the rest of his Audioslave friends to give it some extra dimension, especially since now we know Tom Morello isn't adverse to doing a bit of movie music with Iron Man.

  • May 29, 2008, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Also, just for 'the lolz', my 5 overall favorite bond tunes

    by blindambition238

    1. A View to a Kill- Duran Duran 2. World is Not Enough- Garbage 3. Live and Let Die- Wings 4. The Living Daylights- aHa 5. Thunderball- Tom Jones

  • May 29, 2008, 8:20 p.m. CST

    I will kill for you... I will terminate for you

    by thebearovingian

    I will rip John Connor's heart out and watch him bleed... aaahhhaaahhhhaaaaahhhhhaaaahhaahh...

  • May 29, 2008, 8:47 p.m. CST

    No, GOLDFINGER Is The Best Bond Song

    by LaserPants

    Sung by Shirley Bassey. Cmon, its no frikkin' contest.

  • May 29, 2008, 11:30 p.m. CST


    by celebritydave

    you cunts need to get out more, shes a fuckin pig

  • May 30, 2008, 3:05 a.m. CST

    Shirley Manson is 100% pure raw Scottish sex goddess

    by Kizeesh

    Even at 40 years old, she's still the sort of girl that'd turn my head. <p> As to Bond music, I prefered Tommorrow Never Dies, actually. Not the film, the song.

  • May 30, 2008, 4:07 a.m. CST


    by Saracen1

    1) I saw Shirley in person after a concert, a few feet away (I met the band while they were signing autographs). She is not tall. But quite a hottie nonetheless. 2)Garbage haters, go fuck yourselves, and resume listening to Evanescence. 3)My favorite bond themes: Thunderball, OHMSS (All the Time in the World), Moonraker, Live and Let Die, and You Know My Name.

  • May 30, 2008, 5:44 a.m. CST

    Best Bond Theme

    by Lost Jarv

    Nobody does it better. <P>Original name of Garbage was going to be "Rectal Drip". True. And I like Garbage and fucking loved "Only Happy When It Rains"

  • May 30, 2008, 6:51 a.m. CST

    Best Ludicrously Histrionic Bond song

    by irritable

    Goldfinger - Dame Burly Chassis

  • May 30, 2008, 7:10 a.m. CST


    by The Selecter

    This makes it a little more interesting. She's been a musician and model, but can she act? Even she's admitted that she doesn't think she is pretty or beautiful in the conventional sense. It's her persona and cocksureness that makes her hot (Angelina Jolie is the same way). If they allow that to come through, it might work.

  • May 30, 2008, 7:36 a.m. CST

    Worst Bond Theme

    by Lost Jarv

    Madonna. And there have been some fucking howlers as well- but that one is head and shoulders above the rest

  • May 30, 2008, 8:07 a.m. CST

    Garbage's "Sleep Together" and "Wicked Ways" =

    by blindambition238

    Aural boners.

  • May 30, 2008, 8:24 a.m. CST


    by Mosquito March

    This is THE best Bond theme. It also had the best title sequence.

  • May 30, 2008, 9:12 a.m. CST


    by Frankenbastard

    Ok, now i have a reason to watch the stupid show.

  • May 30, 2008, 12:08 p.m. CST


    by dj_bollocks

    Shirley's first proper band was 'Goodbye Mr Mackenzie' although she might have been in a tin pot band before that.... Ahhh the Mackenzie's - great little band....

  • May 30, 2008, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Remember being in Glasgow in the late 90's...

    by Kid Z

    ...and mercilessly flirting with a hotel clerk for hours on end because she looked just like Shirley Manson, but with brown, rather than shockingly red hair. Could tell I was starting to annoy her but she was sweet enough to put up with me. She even lifted her blouse to show me a quick glimpse of her navel piercing. Nice girl and she had the sexiest Scottish accent. Good times. Think I'll go have some shots of Cardhu and toast hot Scottish girls everywhere!

  • May 30, 2008, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Cmon, best Bond song is Golden Gun!

    by Alientoast

    "Love is required, whenevah he is hired!"...Ok, maybe not. But his gun was fun to use in Goldeneye on N64 when you wanted to anger your buddies!

  • May 30, 2008, 9:01 p.m. CST

    One of the nicest...

    by Shoegeezer

    ...people you will ever meet, that Shirley. I've met her a few times, with 6 or 7 year gaps, and she always remembers me (I really am not that memorable) and buys me drinks. That makes her a saint in my book, hope she can flippin' act.