Mabel 'Madea' Simmons is an enormous, rude and often violent grandmother who is displaying an unusual amount of holiday spirit this year by becoming Father Christmas for a night for five dollars per child. This year she is also getting roped into her best friend Eileen's efforts to visit her daughter in the country as a surprise during the holidays, but things don't go smoothly on their arrival as secrets are unveiled and friendships and family bonds are challenged as the town prepare for their annual Christmas Carnival. Will Madea manage to save Christmas for the family? Or will holiday spirits drop to an all time low as the New Year approaches?
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Global daredevil Axelrod (Izzard) has challenged the world's fastest cars to a three-part grand prix, so rally champ McQueen (Wilson) heads to Tokyo with his pal Mater (Larry) to take on rival F1 racer Francesco (Turturro). But Mater obliviously stumbles into a sinister international espionage operation, mistaken for a spy by British agents Finn and Holly (Caine and Mortimer). As the competition continues to the Italian Riviera and London, McQueen frets that he has insulted Mater. But he's actually entangled in a mission to stop a mysterious villain from blowing up the racers.
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British actor Eddie Izzard and John Turturro have signed up to voice characters in 'Cars 2', the follow-up to the Disney animated hit 'Cars'.
Eddie Izzard is to voice a character in 'Cars 2'.
The British actor will provide the voice of Miles Axelrod, an oil tycoon-turned-environmentalist who sold off his billions, converted himself into an electric vehicle and is now dedicated to finding alternative fuels, in the follow up to the Disney animated hit 'Cars'.
John Turturro is also lending his vocal chords to the film, playing the snootily arrogant Francesco Bernoulli, an Italian Formula 1 car that becomes a serious rival to the movie's hero Lightning McQueen, who will be voiced once again by Owen Wilson.
Continue reading: Eddie Izzard Lands Cars Role
Top U.S. comedian Larry The Cable Guy has become the unlikely face of weightloss company NutriSystem.
The star, real name Dan Whitney, has lost 50 pounds (22.7 kilograms) using the NutriSystem program, and he is so pleased with the results he's decided to help promote the firm in a series of print and TV advertisements.
In a post on his website, the comic jokes, "Now I look just like Brad Pitt, only totally different."
The U.S. ads will be made public later this month (Mar08).
Poor dumb backwoods deputy Larry Stalder (Mr. Cable Guy). He longs to be an FBI agent, much to the chagrin of his country-fried friends and Daisy Mae wannabe gal pal Connie's (Jenny McCarthy). While spending a quiet morning at the local coffee house chewing the fat, he sees a big city vixen (Ivana Milicevic) surrounded by several men in black. Mistakenly believing she's the victim of a kidnapping, Larry springs into action. He hijacks the lady, avoids the mystery men, and believes he has saved the day.
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U.S. funnyman Larry The Cable Guy is celebrating after his wife CARA gave birth to a baby girl on Monday (29Oct07).
The Cars star - real name Dan Whitney - welcomed daughter Reagan into the world and then told fans he was worried about playing dad to a little girl in a posting on his website.
He wrote, "I hope I'll be able to relate to a little girl."
Reagan is the couple's second child - they also have a son, called Wyatt, who turned one in August (07).
U.S. comedian/actor Larry The Cable Guy has been honoured in his hometown - a new local beer has been named after his famous catchphrase, "Git-R-Done".
The Cars star - real name Daniel Whitney - will now be able to order Git-R-Done ale when he's home in Pawnee, Nebraska thanks to the bosses at local microbrewery SchillingBridge.
Brewery boss Mike Schilling is confident the new brew will be a hit with Larry's fans: "Rednecks love quality, too."
Sharon Stone's Basic Instinct sequel appears to be have been a risk not worth taking after notching up seven nominations at next month's (24FEB07) Razzie Awards, including Worst Picture and Worst Actress Of The Year.
Competing against the film in the Worst Picture category is BLOODRAYNE, LADY IN THE WATER, The Wicker Man, and the SHAWN and Marlon Wayans comedy little man, which also received seven nominations including Worst Director.
The Wayans brothers share a Worst Actor nod battling against Little Man co-star Rob Schneider, The Wicker Man's Nicholas Cage, Larry The Cable Guy for LARRY THE CABLE GUY: HEALTH INSPECTOR. And Tim Allen has three nominations in the same category - for THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE, The Shaggy Dog and ZOOM.
Meanwhile, sisters HILARY and Haylie Duff are both nominated for Worst Actress for their roles in MATERIAL GIRLS. They will fight it out with Stone, Jessica Simpson for EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH, Lindsay Lohan for JUST MY LUCK and Kristanna Loken for BLOODRAYNE.
Stone - who has previously won the Razzie for Worst Actress for THE SPECIALIST and INTERSECTION - earns another mention for her "lopsided breasts" in the category for Worst Screen Couple.
The awards' founder, JOHN WILSON, says, "She's what we call a Razzie repeat offender. Perhaps even a recidivist."
The Rolling Stones and Bon Jovi will battle it out as finalists for the 2006 Billboard Touring Awards.
Madonna's CONFESSIONS tour will vie with the Stones' BIGGER BANG and Bon Jovi's HAVE A NICE DAY tours for the top tour and top draw, which honours the top-grossing tour and the top ticket-selling tour, respectively.
In other categories, Nickelback, Brad Paisley and Shakira will compete for breakthrough act.
Larry The Cable Guy, Jerry Seinfeld and RON WHITE are up for top comedy tour.
Winners will be announced 9 November (06).