Former The West Wing star Allison Janney returned to the White House on Friday (29Apr16) to draw attention to the ongoing fight against substance abuse.
The actress, who portrayed White House Press Secretary C.J. Cregg on the longrunning political drama, slipped back into character as she returned to the Briefing Room podium at the presidential property during a press conference, pretending to stand in for real-life White House spokesman Josh Earnest.
"Hi everyone, good afternoon," Janney greeted reporters, before joking, "Josh is out today, I believe it's a root canal," a reference to one of her character's storylines on the show.
Earnest entered the room minutes later and quipped that while she was standing at the podium, she "might as well use it".
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The protagonist Rachel Watson (Emily Blunt) in The Girl On The Train is a troubled woman who isn't coping with the divorce from her ex-husband and subsequently becomes involved in the investigation to the murder of Megan Hipwell. In this chilling thriller based on Paula Hawkins' bestselling novel we follow the story of Rachel and her internal battle of being afraid of herself and what she is capable of doing.
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Jake has always been an ordinary boy but when he finds himself on a small island, things begin to happen that few people would be able to explain. His new friend, a beautiful young girl named Emma seems to be able to perform miraculous occurrences start to happen.
Things become a little clearer - yet utterly more baffling - when he's taken to meet Miss Peregrine at her exceptional orphanage for children. As Jacob is quick to learn, each of Miss Peregrine's kids has a special ability, something unique to them. Emma can control oxygen and must wear hefty boots to keep her feet firmly attached to the ground, whilst Bronwyn is a little girl with incredible physical strength.
Miss Peregrine is the protector of the children and acts as their matriarch. To keep them safe she's formulated a way of manipulating time to keep the kids away from dangerous monsters who hunt them down - however, as the dark forces become stronger the Children are placed in more and more danger - unbeknownst to Jacob, perhaps he holds the key to keeping his new friends safe.
Allison Janney Refuses To Wed Boyfriend Philip Joncas Because She Doesn't "Believe" In The Institution Of Marriage.
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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Actress Allison Janney Plans To Head To Mississippi Every Thanksgiving To Spend The Holiday With Her Filmmaker Friend Tate Taylor.
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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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
Actress Judy Greer Has Landed Common And Allison Janney For Her Directorial Debut.
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.
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
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
Stars Including Jeffrey Tambor And Gaby Hoffman Sported Green Ribbons During Sunday's (20sep15) 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards To Raise Awareness For Mental Health Issues.
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 conquered the U.S. and Canadian Box Office this weekend (10th-12th July), raking in an incredible $115.2 million. The movie, which cost $74 million to make, has already made a substantial profit of just under $40 million.
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.
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.
McDonald’s have no intention of recalling their Minions Happy Meal toys despite claims the toys sound as if they are using obscene language.
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.
The Minions movie is out in cinemas now.
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So it seems actors like not having to worry about their image while recording for an animated movie.
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.
Voicing 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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