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Universal Acquires Rights To My Big Fat Greek Wedding

12th November 2014

Universal has acquired the rights to 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2'.The sequel to the 2002 comedy - which was distributed by IFC Films - has been taken over by the studios who are set...

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding Sequel In The Works

28th May 2014

A sequel to 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' is in the works. Nia Vardalos is reprising her role as Toula Portokalos, in the follow-up to 2002's comedy with John Corbett who played her love interest...

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Mia Vardalos Reveals Plans For My Big Fat Greek Sequel

By Victoria Pavlova | 28th May 2014

This story is about a big, loud, highly public wedding and we’re not even talking about Kim and Kanye. Go figure.Nia Vardalos has another big fat Greek Story to tell.In the wake of K&K’s wedding,...

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding Sequel In The Works

28th May 2014

My Big Fat Greek Wedding star Nia Vardalos is returning for a second installment of the romantic comedy, more than a decade after the original's release.The independent film was a cult hit in 2002, and...

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Stars Applaud Angelina Jolie For Revealing Double Mastectomy

14th May 2013

Elizabeth Banks, Kristen Bell and Nia Vardalos are among the stars who have applauded Angelina Jolie for going public with her double mastectomy.The Salt actress underwent the preventative surgery earlier this year (13) after doctors...

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Nia Vardalos Opens Up About Her Struggle To Become A Mother

19th April 2013

Actress Nia Vardalos underwent 13 failed attempts at in vitro fertilisation (Ivf) in a desperate bid to become a mother before realising she would never be able to conceive a child.The My Big Fat Greek...

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Nia Vardalos Opens Up About Struggle To Become A Mum

2nd April 2013

Actress Nia Vardalos has opened up about her struggle to become a mother in her new memoir, revealing she went through 13 rounds of fertility treatment before eventually turning to adoption.The My Big Fat Greek...

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Fascinating Fact: 3452201

15th January 2013

Actress and screenwriter Nia Vardalos is adding author to her resume after penning a book about adoption. The My Big Fat Greek Wedding star and her actor husband Ian Gomez adopted a daughter in 2008...

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Stars React To Knox's Overturned Murder Conviction

4th October 2011

Actress Nia Vardalos and rocker Slash were among the first stars who took to Twitter.com on Monday (03Oct11) to express their shock and joy after American student Amanda Knox was acquitted of murder in Italy.Knox...

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Julia Roberts' Smile Inspires Nia Vardalos To Get Minty Fresh

13th July 2011

Actress/writer Nia Vardalos became a spokesperson for a new teeth-cleaning lozenge after Julia Roberts dazzled her with her bright white smile on the set of new film Larry Crowne.The My Big Fat Greek Wedding star...

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The Things They Say 22263

12th July 2011

"(Toymakers) Mattel put a chip in my neck and if I talk about it they Taser me... My daughter, up to about a week ago, did not know what I do for a living... I...

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Tracy Morgan Under Fire For Gay Remarks

13th June 2011

An anti-gay tirade by 30 Rock costar Tracy Morgan during a stand-up performance in Nashville has set off a firestorm of controversy that could cost Morgan his job. "'Born this way' is bulls**t. Gay is...

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Stars Pay Tribute To Nielsen

29th November 2010

Stars including RUSSELL BRAND, SLASH, JOSH GROBAN and NIA VARDALOS have led tributes to late comedy legend LESLIE NIELSEN, who died on Sunday (28Nov10).The Naked Gun star passed away in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 12 days...

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Moore And Vardalos Help Save Suicidal Twitter Blogger

19th March 2010

Actresses DEMI MOORE and NIA VARDALOS have helped Florida authorities stage an intervention to save an allegedly suicidal man after they responded to his worrying message on social networking site Twitter.com.The stars were among hundreds...

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Vardalos Keeps Daughter Out Of Spotlight

2nd March 2010

NIA VARDALOS refuses to pose with her adopted daughter for a magazine spread - because she's desperate for the child to have a "normal life".The My Big Fat Greek Wedding star and her husband Ian...

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Movie Reviews I Hate Valentine's Day

3rd July 2009

In an odd big of scheduling, the comedy I Hate Valentine's Day is opening over the Independence Day holiday, and it's certainly clear that critics have no sweet Valentine's Day missives to dispatch to Nia...

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New Ice Age Expected To Be Hot

3rd July 2009

Global warming will take a holiday at the box office this holiday weekend as a new Ice Age dawns with an expected five-day take of about $60-70 million, according to industry forecasters. Last year, Will...

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Vardalos Poses For Make-up Free Twitter Shots

15th June 2009

MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING star NIA VARDALOS is offering fans a glimpse of real Hollywood magic by posing for before and after make-up shots on her Twitter.com blog.The actress has posted photos of herself...

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Vardalos Fires Off At 'Fat-ist' Hollywood

15th June 2009

Actress NIA VARDALOS has fired off at Hollywood executives who greenlight film romances featuring "fat" RUSSELL CROWE and SETH ROGEN and then poke fun at her for finding love with hunks on the big screen.The...

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Movie Reviews My Life In Ruins

8th June 2009

My Life in Ruins ended up pretty much in ruins over the weekend after it was clobbered by critics on Friday. "I didn't hate it so much as feel sorry for it," wrote Roger Ebert...

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Box Office Winner Too Closeto Call

8th June 2009

Going into the weekend, most analysts presumed that Disney/Pixar's Up would hang over the top of the box office for the second consecutive week. "Hang over" was indeed the operative term (minus the space) as...

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Up Likely To Remain Up -- Way Up

5th June 2009

Disney/Pixar's Up is likely to remain well above three new contending films when ticket sales are tallied this weekend, according to box-office analysts. All three films are receiving mostly negative reviews. Today's (Friday) Los Angeles...

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Fascinating Fact 7474

4th June 2009

The film crew on the set of NIA VARDALOS' new movie MY LIFE IN RUINS was the first to be given permission to shoot at Greece's ancient ruins.

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Vardalos' Dog Love Forces Husband To Have Shots

3rd June 2009

Actress NIA VARDALOS' actor husband has proved his devotion to the MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING star by agreeing to become a dog owner - even though he's allergic to the pets.Ian Gomez has to...

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Vardalos Health Scare Forces Her To Lose Weight

1st June 2009

A bout of ill health was the wake-up call MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING star NIA VARDALOS' needed after she piled on the pounds following a bout of depression.The actress was distraught after doctors told...

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Woody Allen: New York Is Expensive For Filmmaking

24th April 2009

Acclaimed director WOODY ALLEN has stated that he cannot usually afford to make films in his beloved New York, which was the location for some of his most famous releases.His comments came as he premiered...

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Nia Vardalos Adopts A Child

15th November 2008

MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING star NIA VARDALOS and her husband have adopted a five-year-old daughter. Vardalos and Ian Gomez welcomed the toddler into their home several months ago, reports E! Online. And they are...

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Stars Support Sag Dissidents

14th August 2008

Although they themselves presumably don't have enough time to run for a place on the Screen Actors Guild's national board, a group of prominent actors on Wednesday endorsed a dissident group of not-so-well-known actors who...

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Hanks Drops Big Fat Greek Wedding Lawsuit

31st July 2008

LATEST: TOM HANKS, his wife RITA WILSON and actress NIA VARDALOS have dropped their legal battle over profits from hit 2002 movie MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING. Vardalos wrote the script for the comedy, while...

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Double Reunion For First-time Director Vardalos

8th July 2008

Actress NIA VARDALOS is set for a double reunion on the set of her directorial debut - with two of her favourite co-stars. In I Hate Valentine's Day, the movie star reteams with My Big...

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