Shiva Ayyadurai , Fran Drescher - Backstage at the Broadway musical Finding Neverland at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, - New York, New York, United States - Sunday 14th February 2016
Count Dracula seems to have really changed his ways, embracing humans and allowing them to stay at his monster-filled Hotel Transylvania after taking a shine to his daughter Mavis' new human boyfriend Johnny. Now the pair have a child together named Dennis, and despite having vampire in his blood, he doesn't seem to possess any monster ability of any kind. When Mavis and Johnny take a break to visit the latter's parents, she asks her dad to babysit her son - but that probably wasn't the best idea. In charge of young Dennis, Dracula enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to train him up to be a real monster, and take him on a trip of their own. But when Mavis finds out what they're up to, she's less than happy and makes to come home. But she's not the only one; Dracula's father Vlad is making a surprise visit, and he's not going to be happy that the hotel is filled with humans.
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Following on from the adventures in the Hotel Transylvania, in which Count Dracula (Adam Sandler) was forced to hide a human from the clients of his "monsters only" hotel, things have gotten even stranger. Jonathan (Andy Samberg), the human traveller, and Mavis (Selena Gomez), Dracula's daughter, have fallen in love and had a baby. This new, half human half vampire baby, is accepted by the monsters inhabiting the hotel. But Dracula is not as impressed as he could be: he wants his grandson to take on the ways of a vampire like he did, and is willing to do whatever it takes to help him become a terrifying monster.
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The happy couple tied the knot at their beach-front home on Sunday afternoon (Sept 7th).
Fran Drescher is a happily married woman! The star of 'The Nanny' and 'Happily Divorced' recently tied the knot with boyfriend Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai, who is the inventor of the email, at their home on the beach on Sunday afternoon (Sept 7th).
Fran and Shiva tied the knot on Sunday afternoon (Sept 7th)
In the intimate wedding ceremony, only friends and family were present when the happy couple said "I Do," Drescher's rep confirms to People magazine, who also revealed the bride wore Badgley Mischka while the groom wore Ralph Lauren.
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Would Carly Rae Jepsen be a big enough incentive to see Cinderella? The producers are counting on it.
From internet phenomenon to Broadway diva – Carly Rae Jepsen is making the coveted transition in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella starting Feb. 4, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Call Me Maybe singer is set to make her Broadway debut, replacing the former lead Laura Osnes, who received a Tony nomination for the starring role.
No more calling her maybe, it's Cinderella now.
Osnes played Cinderella for a year, but Jepsen is going to have a much shorter run – she is currently signed on for 12 weeks. For the Call Me Maybe singer, who was a musical theatre enthusiast in high school, this is a dream come true.
The 'Call Me Maybe' singer is about to embark upon a fairytale role.
Carly Rae Jepsen is to make her move back into theatre with her role of Cinderella in the Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, set to hit Broadway early next year. The 28 year-old pop singer, who rose to fame with the catchy single 'Call Me Maybe,' will take the title role in the production that was originally written for television, with Julie Andrews best known for her 1957 portrayal.
Carly Rae Jepsen Will Fulfill Her Broadway Dreams In 'Cinderella.'
"I'm ready to spill my NYC secret," Carly teased on Twitter, following with "I am going to be playing Cinderella on Broadway starting Feb. 4th!" The excited star added "Dream come true" to a deluge of fan support and enthusiasm.
Bellayappa Ayyadurai, Fran Drescher and Shiva Ayyadurai - DuJour Magazine soiree celebrating Fran Drescher's Cancer Shmancer movement held at SEN restaurant - New York City, United States - Wednesday 6th November 2013
An improvement on 2006's The Reef, this underwater adventure doesn't hold a candle to big studio animation, but its deeply ridiculous plot is charmingly scruffy. Compared to Pixar or DreamWorks, the animation here is fairly ropey, mainly in the design stage as the artists place human faces on the fish, but the surprisingly deranged humour keeps us smiling.
In the first film, plucky little Pi (voiced by Bell) managed to banish nasty shark Troy (Logue) from the reef. But Troy has now escaped from his human captors, who beefed him up with bulking-up drugs. During low tide, he can't get into the reef, so he sends the tiny shark Ronny (Kennedy) in disguise to prepare for his grand return at high tide in four days. Ronny's main job is to prevent Pi from teaching the other fish how to harness the "power of the sea" to defeat Troy, so Ronny distracts them by staging an elaborate variety show. This disrupts Pi's bootcamp, sparking the hammy performer in his wife Cordelia (Philipps), so Pi turns to his guru, the wise turtle Narissa (Schneider), for help.
Clearly, Ronny's undersea stage show was conceived as a way for the animators to go completely wild with music and colour, and it works. These scenes are hilariously silly, packed with breakdancing prawns and jellyfish choreography. There are also movie references and watery puns (like a reference to "Buoyancé Knowles"), plus a stream of military gags, as everyone prepares for battle. Most of these jokes are funny in a way the imagery can't live up to. Animated in Korea, the direction is often awkward and the imagery sometimes plasticky.
Continue reading: The Reef 2: High Tide Review
This new couple might come as a bit of a surprise.
Actress Fran Drescher has got herself a new man and the couple were happy to show off their budding romance on the red carpet at the Bridegroom premiere at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Wait for the plot twist, though. As it turns out Ms. Drescher’s new love is quite an accomplished man himself – 49-year-old Shiva Ayyadurai claims to be the original inventor of email. In 1978, while still in high school, Ayyadurai invented an electronic emulation of a mailing system, which he aptly dubbed “EMAIL.”
The couple made their debut at the Bridegroom premiere in LA on Tuesday.
While that sounds incredibly impressive, these claims have been questioned in a 2012 article in Gizmodo. The article is a curious read indeed, but even if Ayyadurai’s claims to the creation of email aren’t entirely accurate, the man still has an extensive achievement record, including four degrees from MIT, where he is also currently a lecturer and a collection of patents, awards and various honors.
Continue reading: Fran Drescher Dating The Alleged Inventor Of Email
Many voices have chimed in on Jolie's story so far, but Drescher's was one of the loudest.
After Angelina Jolie’s stunning revelation about her preventative double mastectomy, celebrities and fans have almost been tripping over their feet to praise the Lara Croft star for her courage. Which is, of course, understandable, not only did Jolie make the difficult decision to go under the knife, reducing her risk of breast cancer from 85% to a measly 5%, but she also made an effort to educate women about the dangers and the options for someone with a high genetic predisposition. One of those, applauding her decision, is the iconic TV personality Fran Drescher. Drescher, who is a cancer survivor, talked to E! Online about Angelina’s surgery, calling the actress a “warrior goddess” and urging readers to take note and be attentive to their own health.
"The more women who do that the better," Drescher said about Angie's op-ed. "When you turn pain into purpose it helps to make sense out of the senseless, and because she lost her mother to ovarian cancer...I think this is something she kind of needed to do and more power to her. The more women that can speak publicly about it, the more women will become educated and knowledge is power."
She also explained how, after her own battle with cancer, a more holistic, free from toxins lifestyle, helped her recover: "Although we are talking about Angelina and the fact that she had a genetic tendency to get some cancers, actually 95 percent of cancers are environmentally stimulated and so I am trying to educate the public on how they can effectively reduce their risk of cancer by living a more toxic-free life." Good call, Ms Drescher, although frequent screenings and awareness of the disease might be a bit more helpful in this case.
Eye-catching animation and non-stop jokes make this animated monster movie a lot more fun than we expect. It's packed with gross-out gags that will keep kids laughing, plus clever character-based humour for the grown-ups. And it also features one of the funniest performances in recent memory from Sandler, perhaps because we can't see him on-screen.
He provides the voice for Dracula who, after his wife died, built a secret hotel where monsters could escape from human contact. But a century later his daughter Mavis (Gomez) is about to turn 118 and wants to go out and explore the world, even though Dracula has always warned her that humans are evil. As the family friends gather for her birthday, human backpacker Jonathan (Samberg) haplessly wanders into the hotel. And since Dracula doesn't want anyone to think he's been lying about humans all this time, he has to think fast, passing Jonathan off as a member of the Frankenstein family who's here to plan Mavis' party. But in talking with Jonathan, Mavis becomes even more intrigued by the world outside the castle.
The film's tone is hugely livened up by the guests at this party, including Frankenstein (James), Wayne (Buscemi) the wolf, Griffin (Spade) the invisible man and Murray (Green) the mummy. Each of them has marriage and family issues of their own that stir into the general mayhem, adding throwaway sight-gags and rude one-liners in every scene. With so much coming at us, some things are bound to make us laugh. And while the kids will love the poo and fart jokes, older audiences will enjoy a witty jab at Twilight and a hilariously grim bingo game.
Continue reading: Hotel Transylvania Review
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