Sara Raftery , Abigail Spencer - ELLE's Women In Television Celebration presented by Hearts on Fire Diamonds and Olay held at the Sunset Tower Hotel at Sunset Tower Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 20th January 2016
Abigail Spencer - People's Choice Awards 2016 held at the Microsoft Theatre L.A. Live - Arrivals at Microsoft Theatre L.A. Live, People's Choice Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 6th January 2016
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Dawson's Creek Star Kerr Smith And Creator Kevin Williamson Took Part In A Gender-swapping Live Script Reading Of The Hit Teen Drama During The Atx Television Festival On Sunday (07jun15).
Williamson read the stage directions for the pilot of the U.S. programme, as Smith, who began his run as Jack MCPhee in the second season of the show, played Jen Lindley, originally portrayed by Michelle Williams, at the Austin, Texas event.
The surprise cast also included former Parenthood actress Mae Whitman, who took on the lead role of Dawson Leery, originally played by James Van Der Beek, Suits star Patrick J. Adams as Katie Holmes' Joey Potter, and Rectify actress Abigail Spencer portrayed bad boy Pacey Witter.
Joshua Jackson, who originated the Witter role, found out about Spencer taking over the part, and took to Twitter.com and wrote, "I feel pacey is in good hands. Did she go bowl cut or unfortunate goatee/hockey hair combo?"
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Actress Kristin Chenoweth Showed Off Her New Boyfriend Andrew Pruett On The Red Carpet At The Tony Awards On Sunday (07jun15).
The Wicked star served as a co-host with Alan Cumming at the 2015 Broadway prizegiving, but prior to the ceremony, she proudly posed for pictures alongside Pruett.
Chenoweth, who was also nominated for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for On the Twentieth Century, split from former producer beau Dana Brunetti last year (14).
Pruett was previously married to Rectify actress Abigail Spencer, and they filed for divorce in 2012 after eight years of marriage. They share a five-year-old son called Roman.
A sparky ensemble helps make this film entertaining even if the plot is simplistic and the themes very tame for a movie that is trying so hard to be anarchic. August: Osage County this isn't! Instead, it blends warm comedy, silly slapstick and a heavy dose of sentiment to tell a story that's engaging but never remotely surprising. But the terrific cast makes it well worth a look.
It opens as Judd (Jason Bateman) sees his life go from bad to worse: he catches his wife (Abigail Spencer) in bed with his boss (Dax Shepard), then learns that his father has died. Back home for the funeral, his mother (Jane Fonda) announces that she wants Judd to sit shiva, seven days of mourning, with his three estranged siblings: frazzled housewife Wendy (Tina Fey), frustrated Paul (Corey Stoll) and party boy Phillip (Adam Driver). Everyone in this family is dealing with relationship issues, so they all get involved in each others' lives again, even though none of them likes to talk about these things (except their hilariously over-sharing mother). So as Judd and Wendy reconnect with old flames (Rose Byrne and Timothy Olyphant, respectively), Paul and Phillip have to clarify things with their partners (Kathryn Hahn and Connie Britton).
Each of the various subplots touches on a big issue, although Jonathan Tropper's script never digs too deeply, relying on superficial comedy and simplistic emotion rather than anything too provocative. This is an odd approach for a film that is essentially trying to say that life is messy. Even the funeral and grieving are used more for laughs than emotion, as are old rivalries and perceived betrayals. Much of the brawling, insulting and teasing is genuinely funny, but only because the cast members have so much fun with it all. Bateman offers his usual likeable everyman, generating terrific chemistry with Fey, Stoll and Driver, as well as some jagged wit in his scenes with the always superb Byrne. And Fonda steals the show as an unapologetic woman who says the wrong thing at just the right time.
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Judd Foxman thought he had the perfect life with an enjoyable job, a pleasant apartment and a beautiful wife. However, he soon loses it all after bursting in on his boss in bed with his wife after an apparently lengthy affair. Unfortunately, things only seem to get worse when his sister phones him to tell him that their father passed away. He has to return home to his mother for the funeral where he meets the rest of his siblings and several old faces, but while most of them are hoping to make a quick exit, their mother has other ideas insisting that they spend a week at home in mourning. As awkward as it seems at first, Judd soon finds his pain to be easing with the support of his family and he soon starts to wonder if he wants a simple home life at all.
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'A Beautiful Mind' director Ron Howard is snapped talking to a publicist before posing for photos with Canon Inc. officials Paige Michaels, Ross Held, Tony Kano, Eliott Peck and Michelle Fernandez on the red carpet at the Canon Project Imaginat10n Festival in New York.
Following the ghostly events in the Connecticut house of the Campbell family in 1987, a new family begins to experience their own share of paranormal activity. When the Wyricks move into a quaint new home in the countryside of Georgia, they have no idea that they are entering into a nightmare. Matriarch of the family Lisa has suffered from disturbing visions all her life to the point where she takes medication to quash it. Her sister, Joyce, is equally afflicted, though refuses any sort of drugs to cloud her own hallucinations. When Heidi starts to see things on moving into the house, it becomes a whole other ball game when their house's history is revealed as part of the former Underground Railroad - a safe house for slave escapees in the 19th century. Heidi starts to communicate with a phantom Mr Gordy who warns her of a terrible evil in the house threatening her own life.
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Despite a number of exhilarating surfing sequences, the interesting true story of surf legend Jay Moriarty is transformed into another dull Hollywood biopic. Painfully family-friendly, it's all so relentlessly smiley and sun-kissed that we wonder where the real story and characters are amid the sticky schmaltz. Even so, it's so beautifully shot that it holds our attention, especially when the cameras are riding the waves.
By the time he was 9 years old in 1987, Jay (Timberline) was already an expert on the tides in his home town of Santa Cruz, California. Watching the surfers every day, he longs to get out there himself. His mother (Shue) is a sleepy alcoholic and he never knew his father, so he adopts salty old surfer Frosty (Butler) as a mentor, even though he's not sure he wants the job. Especially since he's doing everything to avoid his own wife (Spencer) and baby. But Frosty sees Jay's natural talent, and seven years later Jay (now Weston) has the confidence to ask Frosty to teach him how to ride the mavericks, mythical monster waves that only come along every few months.
With its absent father and drunken mother, the script never feels like more than an after-school special, complete with a bat-wielding bully (Handley) and a surf babe (Rambin) who chastely flirts with Jay whenever they meet. Frosty even sets Karate Kid-style pointless tasks for Jay to teach him the bigger picture. But this set-up is so trite that we never have even the slightest doubt about where it's going. And the characters all feel like cliches rather than real people. The three women are especially wasted, but at least they add spark to their roles.
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Oscar Diggs is a magician in a circus in Kansas who has about as much moral fibre as he has accomplishments to his name; that being none whatsoever. However, all that changes when he is magically transported to the land of Oz after his hot air balloon gets caught in a ferocious storm. He is about to have his ethics and his trickery put to the test after initially seeing the colourful and sparkling new world as a way of gaining the fortune he so longs for. Things change when he meets three beautiful witches Theodora, Evanora and Glinda who doubt his so-called magical powers are genuine but do believe he could still be great and powerful like the rest of Oz believe him to be if he saved the land from the wicked witch and became the righteous man he truly ought to be.
This vibrant Disney adventure has been adapted by director Sam Raimi ('The Evil Dead', the 'Spider-Man' trilogy) and screenwriters Mitchell Kapner ('Romeo Must Die', 'The Whole Ten Yards') and David Lindsay-Abaire ('Robots', 'Inkheart', 'Rise of the Guardians'). It has been based on the 1900 novel 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' by L. Frank Baum and serves as the prequel to the 1939 movie 'The Wizard of Oz'. Due for release on March 8th 2013.
Directed by: Sam Raimi
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When surfing legend Frosty Hesson pulled a drowning 8-year-old boy out of the water while he was surfing, he was unaware that their bond would develop and change their lives forever. Seven years later, Jay Moriarty is a teenager and an enthusiastic surfing amateur. Jay is estranged from his father and sees the aloof Frosty as his idol who first inspired him to ride the waves. One day, he discovers that the mythological surf break, Mavericks, is more than just a story; it's real and a matter of miles away from where he lives in Santa Cruz, California. He is determined to ride the massive waves at Half Moon Bay to the extreme worry of Frosty who cannot bear to see Jay at risk again. When Jay's mother tells Frosty that nothing he says will stop Jay riding the wave, he decides that he will instead train him to survive it with a variety of intense exercises. They soon come to release that their journey is no longer about surfing, but about freedom and believing in yourself.
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