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Amanda Seyfried (born 03.12.1985)
Amanda Seyfried is an American actress.
Childhood: Amanda Seyfried was born in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. Her parents are Ann, an occupational therapist, and Jack Seyfried, a pharmacist. She attended William Allen High School. She did some modelling work as a young teen including for Limited Too clothing.
Acting career: Amanda Seyfried was in the long running soap opera 'As The World Turns' between 1999 and 2001 before landing a recurring role in 'All My Children' from 2002 to 2003. Her first film role was the box office teen hit 'Mean Girls' alongside Rachel McAdams and Lindsay Lohan in 2004. That year she also had a recurring role in the detective series 'Veronica Mars' until 2006 opposite Kristen Bell. In 2005, she appeared in a segment of the drama movie 'Nine Lives' which also starred Sissy Spacek, Jason Isaacs and Glenn Close. She was also in the movie 'American Gun' with Forest Whitaker. The following year she was in five episodes of 'Wildfire' and had a minor role in crime drama 'Alpha Dog' alongside Emile Hirsch, Justin Timberlake and Bruce Willis. She also quickly gained recognition for her role in religious drama series 'Big Love' opposite Bill Paxton In 2008, she appeared in the horror film 'Solstice' and made her breakthrough as a film actress in the Oscar winning ABBA musical 'Mamma Mia!' opposite Meryl Streep. In 2009, she appeared in the comedy horror movie 'Jennifer's Body' with Megan Fox and was cast in the comedy drama 'Boogie Woogie' which also starred Christopher Lee, Joanna Lumley and Alan Cumming. 2010 saw her in the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' novel 'Dear John' alongside Channing Tatum. It received negative reviews but was number one at the box office and earned her an MTV Movie Award nomination. She also played a prostitute in 'Chloe' opposite Liam Neeson and appeared in romcom 'Letters to Juliet' with Vanessa Redgrave. In 2011, she played the lead role in dark fantasy thriller 'Red Riding Hood' with Gary Oldman and was in Andrew Niccol's sci-fi flick 'In Time' with Justin Timberlake. The following year she was in the thriller 'Gone' and played Cosette in the film adaptation of 'Les Miserables' alongside Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe. In 2013, she lent her voice to M.K. in the animated movie 'Epic' with Josh Hutcherson, Colin Farrell and Christoph Waltz, and also depicted the famous porn actress Linda Lovelace in 'Lovelace' opposite Peter Sarsgaard.
Personal life: Amanda Seyfried suffers from anxiety and has panic attacks. She is a collector of taxidermy and among her collection are a baby horse, a fox and an owl. She has a coloratura soprano singing voice.
Harriet Lauler knows that she is in the twilight years of her life, and has had a long time to contemplate her legacy as a successful entrepreneur after she's gone. She's not willing to leave the writing of her obituary to chance, and so enlists the help of a the obituary writer at the Bristol Gazette Anne Sherman to write it the way she wants. Anne tracks down a bunch of people from Harriet's life to get a taste of the sort of woman she was - unfortunately, no-one appears to have a single nice thing to say about her. Harriet is determined to touch someone's life in an important way before she goes and visits a youth centre to get started. It's there she meets an adorable, street-smart young girl named Brenda who she employs as her 'intern' when she decides to become a DJ at the local radio station. The more Anne gets to know this woman, however, the more she finds her own life being changed by her new friend.
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What a revival it will be!
Is there anyone left in Hollywood NOT starring in the 'Twin Peaks' revival?! The 200-strong cast of the upcoming David Lynch series has been announced in full, revealing not only the original actors set to return (so thats pretty much everyone), but a whole bunch of new faces who will appear - including a handful of musical stars.
David Lynch is directing a stellar cast for 'Twin Peaks'
The upcoming new show is a continuation of the events of the 90s drama's original two series. It's only due for a limited 18-episode run on Showtime next year, which probably explains why so many people have agreed to get on board. Literally everyone you can think of from the show is making an appearance; Kyle MacLachlan as Agent Dale Cooper, Sheryl Lee as Laura Palmer, Mädchen Amick as Shelly Johnson, Dana Ashbrook as Bobby Briggs, Richard Beymer as Benjamin Horne, Sherilyn Fenn as Audrey Horne, Ray Wise as Leland Palmer and many more.
This may look like it's going to be a zany Christmas romp, but it's really a warm exploration of family connections, essentially an American take on Love Actually's multi-strand comedy-drama. At least it has an unusually strong cast and moments of hilarity scattered throughout the story. And while it's never very deep, the themes are strongly resonant.
The Cooper family is gathering for what Charlotte (Diane Keaton) hopes will be one last perfect Christmas together. She knows that her 40-year marriage to Sam (John Goodman) is on the brink, but is ignoring that to plan a massive dinner. Their son Hank (Ed Helms) is stinging from divorce and unemployment, while daughter Eleanor (Olivia Wilde) has picked up a hunky soldier (Jake Lacy) in the airport and asks him to pose as her boyfriend so her family will stop asking about her love life. Meanwhile, Charlotte's father Bucky (Alan Arkin) is trying to cheer up his favourite waitress (Amanda Seyfried), and Charlotte's sister Emma (Marisa Tomei) is delayed when a cop (Anthony Mackie) arrests her for shoplifting.
Narrated with wry joviality by Steve Martin, the interwoven stories are fairly simplistic, but each touches a raw nerve. And the above-average cast brings out the underlying themes without overplaying their scenes. Keaton and Goodman add subtle shades to the slightly undemanding central roles, while Arkin finds a couple of new textures to his usual twinkly grandad persona. Helms and Wilde strike the right balance in their intriguingly unlikeable roles, while Tomei gets the most complex character as a woman who feels like she's merely watched her life drift along. By contrast, the outsiders played by Seyfried, Lacy and Mackie are much less defined, but each actor brings just enough magnetic energy. The most wasted performer is June Squibb, as a ditzy old aunt who's little more than the requisite gross-out relative.
Continue reading: Love The Coopers (aka Christmas With The Coopers) Review
Charlotte Cooper is the family matriarch and all she wants is for her family to be together at Christmas. All her children are now grown up and some have kids of their own. Like most families, their bond over the years might've loosened slightly as day to day life gets in the way but Christmas is different, it's a time to reunite and enjoy the holidays together.
Easier said than done with the Cooper's. Charlotte and her husband have decided to divorce (a secret they plan on keeping from the family as to not destroy the family break) their oldest daughter lives in another state, is out of work and has been dumped by her partner and is hates the idea of going home and facing the family whilst their son is currently dealing with his daughters back-chatting ways. As many problems are there are, there must be a way through in the spirit of Christmas.
Director Jessie Nelson has described The Coopers as The Christmas Von Trapp family commenting: "I like to say The Coopers are The von Trapps of this Christmas. They are the von Coopers,"
Charlotte Cooper is determined to make this Christmas the best holiday the family has ever had, given that it's the only time of year when everyone's together. But, of course, while she and husband Sam are struggling to get everything perfect, everyone is equally struggling with other areas of their lives. Daughter Eleanor has been single for a while now, and the last thing she wants to do is arrive home without a boyfriend - again! And so, she convinces a soldier she meets at the airport to accompany her to her Christmas family reunion and pretend to be her partner, to which he reluctantly agrees. Meanwhile, the other daughter, Emma, gets in trouble with the police for jewel theft, and their son Hank has his work cut out when it comes to caring for his young daughter Madison alone; especially when she starts to learn some seriously unfriendly words.
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After several high-profile grown-up movies (from Atonement to Anna Karenina), director Joe Wright aims this Peter Pan origin story squarely at children. So while it's far too manic and broad for adults, this adventure will be the most exciting movie any 8-year-old has seen in years. It's colourful and fantastical, and it thankfully doesn't indulge in reworking the beloved J.M. Barrie stories. Instead, it imagines an action-packed prequel universe.
As German bombs fall on London during the Blitz, young Peter (Levi Miller) is up to all kinds of mischief in the grim orphanage overseen by Mother Barnabas (Kathy Burke), who sells bad boys to airborne pirates. Sure enough, one night Peter is taken, sailing into the sky to Neverland, where he is sent to work in the mines for the swaggering, heartless Captain Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman). In the mines Peter is befriended by the adventurer Hook (Garrett Hedlund), and when Peter discovers that he can fly they make their escape. Blackbeard chases them out into the woods, where they take refuge with Princess Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara) and her tribe, which is convinced that Peter is the child of a prophecy that will lead the fairy kingdom to freedom. But just when Peter learns who his parents really were, Blackbeard catches up with them.
This is an old-school kids' movie, packed with larger-than-life characters and outrageously imaginative action sequences that make the most of the 3D cinematography. Yes, there's so much digital trickery going on that the movie is essentially a cartoon, but it's so vividly explosive that it's a lot of fun to watch. And many of the big set-pieces are genuinely thrilling. There's also quite a lot of fun to be had in the way the story twists the familiar characters around. Obviously, Hook couldn't have always been a bad guy; here he's one of the heroes, and he still has both hands, which hints that further prequel adventures may be on the cards.
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Gwyneth Paltrow discussed the gender pay gap in Hollywood.
Gwyneth Paltrow is adding her name to the growing list of female (and many male) actors who are appalled with the substantial gender pay gap in Hollywood. The 43-year-old Mortdecai actor and Goop founder hit back at the film industry for its inequality and sexism during a recent interview. She also used one very prominent example to prove her point.
Gwyneth Paltrow at Tom Ford's Autumn/Winter Womenswear Collection Presentation in L.A., February 2015.
The pair were dating for two years
Is it the season for relationship endings? Perhaps so, as another celebrity pairing bites the dust. This time the romance that has ended is Amanda Seyfried and Justin Long who had been together for two years. US Weekly has reported that the two will be walking the red carpet solo from now on.
Amanda is now a single girl out on the town again
A source told the publication that it "happened a few weeks ago" and added that "he [Long]'s really heartbroken".
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The cut 90s show will be returning with a new series in late 2016 or early 2017.
Mean Girls and Les Miserables actress Amanda Seyfried has reportedly joined the cast of Showtime’s upcoming 'Twin Peaks'' revival. The new series of the 90s cult classic will also see the return of Kyle MacLachlan as Special Agent Dale Cooper and will be written by Mark Frost and David Lynch.
Amanda Seyfried will reportedly be starring in the new 'Twin Peaks' series.
According to TVLine.com, Seyfried’s role in the series is being kept a mystery, but her character is said to be 'pivotal' and she is expected to appear in ‘multiple episodes’. The role will be her biggest small screen outing since 2011’s 'Big Love'.
Continue reading: Amanda Seyfried Reportedly Lands Role In 'Twin Peaks' Revival
Peter was but a small boy when he was left at an orphanage by his mother, with no belongings other than a small metal pan around his neck. For some years, he grew up with no knowledge of why he his mother left him, but things become clear when he discovers the mystical world of Neverland. 'Pan' takes us back to the very beginning of Peter Pan's story, from his unlikely friendship with James Hook to when Blackbeard was his arch nemesis, fighting in a land above the clouds, where ships sail the air and giant crocodiles lurk beneath the mermaids' lagoon. Soon Peter learns that he was prophecised to return to the land and defeat Blackbeard, with his ability to fly and his unwavering bravery being his only tools. This is a boy who never wants to grow up, but he's about to realise that sometimes maturity and responsibility falls on you without choice.
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Date of birth
3rd December, 1985
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