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Allison Janney: 'I Don't Believe In Getting Married'


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The 56-year-old actress' romance with production coordinator Philip was first reported in September (15). He is 20 years her junior, and as they posed together at the premiere of her new movie Tallulah at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday (24Jan16), Allison couldn't help but gush about her beau.

"He's pretty handsome," Allison told E! News, adding that she and Philip, 35, have been together for "about a year".

While they looked happier than ever as they posed for photographers, the Mom actress insisted she won't be getting married anytime soon.

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Allison Janney Starting New Thanksgiving Tradition With Tate Taylor


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The director owns a vast property on a former plantation in Natchez, and every year he invites a large group of pals to celebrate the occasion with him for a "Friendsgiving".

Janney took him up on his offer for the first time in 2014, and now she is planning to become a regular after previously spending the holiday with extended family.

She says, "I'm starting a new tradition with my dear friend Tate Taylor, who directed me in The Help and Get On Up, as well...

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American Friends Of The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Duet Gala

Allison Janney - American Friends Of The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Duet Gala at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Tuesday 10th November 2015

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Judy Greer To Make Directorial Debut With Common And Allison Janney


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The Descendants star will step behind the camera for A Happening of Monumental Proportions, which is set in a Los Angeles school.

Written by Gary Lundy, the script for the project was a semi-finalist for the Nicholl Fellowship, and a finalist for the Writer's Lab at the Sundance Film Festival.

Greer will take on the film after she wraps War for the Planet of the Apes, in which she reprises her role as Cornelia, the wife of ape army leader Caesar.

Club Tacori Riviera Event

Allison Janney - 7th Annual Club Tacori Riviera held at the Tropicana Bar at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel - Arrivals at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 6th October 2015

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Seventh Annual Club Tacori

Allison Janney - Tacori Presents Riviera at The Roosevelt at Tropicana Bar at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel - Arrivals at Tropicana Pool at The Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel - Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 6th October 2015

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67th Annual Emmy Awards - Press Room

Allison Janney - 67th Annual Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theatre at Microsoft Theatre, Emmy Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 20th September 2015

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67th Primetime Emmy Awards - Press Room

Allison Janney - 67th Primetime Emmy Awards - Press Room at Microsoft Theater at LA Live, Primetime Emmy Awards, Emmy Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 21st September 2015

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Stars Support Green Ribbon Campaign For Mental Health At Emmy Awards


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The accessory supports the Green Ribbon Campaign, a movement which aims to open up discussion about mental health.

Last year (14), celebrities at the TV prizegiving also wore the ribbon, weeks after Robin Williams' suicide. Actress Allison Janney was among those who supported the campaign, and told reporters at the time, "I dealt with it firsthand and lost someone really dear to me. Everyone is feeling that."

In addition to Tambor and Hoffman, Game of Thrones writer George R.R. Martin and actor Brad Hall also wore the special ribbons.

‘Minions’ Conquers Box Office, Raking In $115.2 Million On Opening Weekend


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Minions, the spin-off from the hugely popular Despicable Me films, has surpassed the earnings from the opening weekend of Despicable Me ($56.4 million) but hasn’t quite managed to beat the $142.1 million its sequel made when it was released in 2013. Both films have gone on to make huge profits. Despicable Me earned $543-million worldwide and the second film earned $970.7.

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It’s hardly surprising the opening weekend of Minions has been so success. Universal Pictures has used some fairly hard sell tactics to ensure it’s the film everyone’s talking about. With adverts everywhere online and even a seemingly swearing Minions Happy Meal toy available in McDonald’s, it’s been difficult to avoid seeing these little yellow creatures. 

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McDonald’s: Minions Happy Meal Toys Are Not Swearing At Children


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McDonald’s is adamant those Minions Happy Meal toys aren’t really swearing at children. Controversy arose this week when parents shared videos of their children’s Happy Meal toys seemingly saying ‘what the f**k. Some of the videos, uploaded on YouTube, have been watched millions of times. However, McDonald’s has no intention of recalling the toys despite widespread distaste and a number of complaints.

MinionsThe Minions movie is out in cinemas now.

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'Minions' Offers Freedom To Jon Hamm And Allison Janney


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For the Despicable Me prequel Minions, filmmaker Pierre Coffin had no trouble finding A-list actors to voice characters because so many are fans of the earlier films. And most are looking for the freedom offered by starring in an animated movie.

MinionsVoicing characters is much simpler than performing onscreen

Jon Hamm voices the groovy inventor Herb, married to super-villain Scarlet Overkill (who's voiced by Sandra Bullock). He loved creating an all-new character. "You're not constrained by what you look like or what haircut you're stuck with from whatever thing you just finished filming," he says. "Part of it for me was getting the artist's rendering of the character. I was like, 'Oh wow, that guy looks so cool. I wonder what he sounds like.' And then messing around with voices in your head like a crazy person, or like a child basically. You know, things I do normally in my day-to-day life, like I talk to my dog, I talk to myself. It's really fun and it's completely creative. And when you're working with people who are also incredibly collaborative too, they're just like, 'Go!' So you get to go."

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Minions Review

Good

Utterly charming, this silly prequel rewrites the origin story of the minions and sends them on a series of adventures that are gently anarchic and refreshingly low-key for an animated blockbuster. The film has an unusually gentle tone, with some real visual artistry to it rather than the cookie-cutter story structure and imagery in most summer movies. And while it's not riotously funny, children will be mesmerised and adults will be smiling.

It opens at the dawn of time, as minions evolve into yellow pill-shaped sidekicks who serve their evil masters throughout history. When they find themselves without a leader, they try to build a society in an arctic cave, but something just isn't right. So Kevin, Stuart and Bob (voiced in Esperanto-style gibberish by director Pierre Coffin) head off to 1968 New York to find a villain to work for. There they hear about ruthless baddie Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock), so they head to Villain-Con in Orlando to meet her. She's impressed by their loyalty and takes them to London to work with her inventor husband Herb (Jon Hamm) on a nefarious plan to steal the British crown from the Queen (Jennifer Saunders). But nothing goes quite as planned.

Since it's set in the 1960s, the filmmakers give the film a groovy vibe, with sun-drenched animation and hilariously colourful details in every scene. Adults are more likely to catch references to things like the Monkees, Hair or Bewitched, but kids will enjoy the general silliness, including lots of chances to sing along with the minions as they babble through classic tunes. Thankfully, directors Coffin and Kyle Balda resist temptation to use the standard animation formula, opting instead for a meandering pace, a less pushy moral message and action scenes that emerge from the plot, settings and characters. And the starry voice cast refreshingly disappears into the characters.

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Bradley Cooper And Quentin Tarantino For Hollywood Walk Of Fame


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Bradley Cooper, Michael Keaton and Quentin Tarantino will get stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year.

The stars are among a string of famous faces who have been announced as recipients of the accolade, along with 'Foxcatcher' actor Steve Carell, 'Furious 7' star Kurt Russell and Ashley Judd in the motion picture category and comedian Kevin Hart in the live performance section.

Sharing his excitement about the announcement, Kevin wrote on Instagram: ''God is AMAZING....crying tears of Joy!!!! Mom I know your smiling from ear to ear right now!!! All of my hard work blood sweat and tears are truly paying off!!!! I am so grateful of this honor!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH....This couldn't happen without the support of my fans....I love u guys from the bottom of my heart!!!!#HustleHart #ImGettingAstarMom#Blessed #ComedicRockstar #Motivation#Focused. (sic)''

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Spy Review


Excellent

The ace partnership between filmmaker Paul Feig and actress Melissa McCarthy evolves into something formidable with this raucous action comedy, which simultaneously spoofs the espionage genre and provides some genuine thrills. From ensemble player (Bridesmaids) to costar (The Heat) and now to the star of the show, McCarthy finds a role worthy of her talents, subverting rather than exploiting her distinct physicality.

She plays Susan Cooper, a desk-jockey at the CIA who works with the field agents, guiding them by radio link through their dangerous paces. When star spy Bradley Fine (Jude Law) is taken out of service and all other top agents have their covers blown, the boss (Allison Janney) has little choice but to send the well-trained Susan into the field to take down the villainous arms dealer Rayna (Rose Byrne). With her best pal Nancy (Miranda Hart) as her office-bound helper, Susan gets into a series of disguises and travels to Paris, Rome and then Budapest. And despite the constant attempts of rogue agent Rick Ford (Jason Statham) to "help" her, Susan gets ever closer to Rayna and her gangster buyer Sergio (Bobby Cannavale).

The relatively simple plot is overcrowded with characters and subplots that add absurd layers of humour to the film, almost all of which are genuinely hilarious. Best of all, none of the laughs come at the expense of Susan, a capable, smart, witty woman who's the perfect alter ego for McCarthy (and certainly much more engaging than her obnoxious-slob persona in The Heat or Tammy). She has terrific chemistry with all of her costars, flirting shamelessly with the Bond-like Law, an amusingly swaggering Statham and especially the purringly hysterical Byrne. As always, the great Janney steals every one of her few scenes. Less effective is an extended goofy cameo by Curtis Jackson, aka 50 Cent, who at least shows willing to dive into some ridiculous comedy. There's also another terrific foil in Susan's local contact Aldo, played with leering, opportunistic relish by Peter Sarafinowicz.

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