A Leading Australian Film Festival Is Set To Return In 2016 After Actor Simon Baker Helped Save The Event From Cancellation.
The 2015 Tropfest was due to take place in Sydney, Australia this month (Dec15) with Hollywood actress Susan Sarandon as a judge, but it was called off just weeks before its launch when organisers suffered financial troubles.
The Mentalist star launched a drive to save the festival, bringing in a sponsor to provide funding, and the event will now go ahead in February (16).
"The big thing about Tropfest is that it encouraged people to make films... It's fantastic, it's inspiring... Tropfest has been around for 23 years and become a cornerstone of the Australian community..." Simon tells Australian TV show Weekend Today. "You know, myself, a lot of my peers, we all sort of started to talk about this can't happen (the cancellation)."
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Forbes have named 'The Big Bang Theory' star Jim Parsons as the highest-earning TV actor of 2015 with a fortune of $29 million.
Jim Parsons has been named the highest-earning TV actor of 2015.
The 'Big Bang Theory' star topped the Forbes list with earnings of $29 million for his role as Sheldon Cooper whilst his co-star Johnny Galecki - who plays Dr. Leonard Hofstadter - earned $27 million.
'NCIS' star Mark Harmon placed equally third on the list, alongside Jim's co-stars Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayya, as well as 'Two and a Half Men' actor Ashton Kutcher, with all of them earning $20 million each.
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Simon Baker and Rebecca Rigg - Simon Baker, star of the CBS television series 'The Mentalist' arrives at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) with his wife Rebecca Rigg at LAX - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 2nd February 2015
Simon Baker - Photographs of a variety of stars as they arrived for the Premiere of the biographical drama 'Wild' at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater at AMPAS in Beverly Hills, California, United States - Thursday 20th November 2014
CBS has renewed 'The Mentalist' for a seventh season.
CBS is the latest network to make tough calls for its 2014/2015 season, picking up six new shows, scrapping one high profile comedy and standing by one of its signature dramas. The good news is The Mentalist will continue into its seventh season. The drama has struggled to pick up the ratings on Sunday nights but it oozes class and CBS is willing to stand by the show.
Simon Baker Stars in 'The Mentalist'
It wasn't such good news for Robin Williams' freshman comedy The Crazy Ones, which was axed from Thursday nights. The show - also starring Sarah Michelle Gellar - was considered the comedy with the most chance of returning owing to its big name stars, but CBS executives have been ruthless and decided to cut the wage bill.
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22 comedies and science fiction shows have fallen victim to cancellation by their various networks this week including CBS’ ‘The Crazy Ones’, Fox’s ‘Rake’ and NBC’s ‘Dracula’.
22 shows from five different television networks have been cut over the last week. Whilst it is bad news for fans of Robin William’s and Sarah Michelle Gellar’s The Crazy Ones but Simon Baker will return as Patrick Jane in The Mentalist.
Robin Williams' comedy The Crazy Ones has been cancelled after one season.
CBS’ The Mentalist has been struggling recently, with a decline in ratings evident. However, it was announced on Saturday (10th May) the crime drama would be continuing for a seventh season. It’s one of the shows which were under review by executives, as EW reports.
Simon Baker - 2014 G'DAY USA Los Angeles Black Tie Gala to honor Australians Geoffrey Rush, Jacki Weaver and chef Curtis Stone at JW Marriot at LA Live - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 11th January 2014
The Australian hunk reveals he was so besotted with his then-girlfriend Rebecca Rigg, he didn't want to leave her side - even when Watts wanted to catch up with her pal during a trip home, shortly after moving to America to break into Hollywood.
Baker, who wed actress Rigg in 1998, explains, "My wife and her (Watts) are really good friends and I'd just started hanging out with (Rigg), but she said to me after a week of about spending every moment together, she said, 'Oh, by the way, my girlfriend is coming back from the States next week, you're gonna have to make yourself scarce.' And I was like, 'What? What does that mean?'
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The pair was chatting during some downtime on the set of their hit Tv crime drama when Tunney suddenly fell sick, and Baker had to dodge the vomit.
However, the illness didn't stop the actress from continuing their talk afterwards.
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Actor Simon Baker has signed on as the face of Givenchy's male fragrance after developing the French fashion label's new advertising campaign.
The Devil Wears Prada star dons a sharp navy suit and stands drenched in the pouring rain after handing a damp damsel in distress his umbrella in the upcoming ad for Gentlemen Only, and Baker admits it was a blast seeing his marketing concept come to fruition.
He tells Eonline.com, "I was approached by Givenchy to do it and I had to sort of consider whether or not I was a good fit with Givenchy and they were a good fit with me. I like the idea of the fragrance reintroducing the concept of being gentlemen. I think men have developed enough sort of emotionally and mentally to be able to carry themselves in a way where they put their best foot forward.
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Nicole Kidman is an 'extraordinary wife' and an 'amazing mother' according to her husband Keith Urban
The 'American Idol' judge - who has two daughters Sunday Rose, four, and Faith Margaret, two, - credits the actress for their ability to balance having successful careers with raising their children and praised her as an ''amazing mother''.
He said: ''I have an extraordinary team around me because it really does take a village. I'm certainly not doing everything on my own. I just have tremendous thanks for all the help I have to make all of this happen. And I have an extraordinary wife in Nic who's an amazing mother. She just does a beautiful job of helping keep it all in balance.''
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Not so much a rom-com as an anti-romance comedy, this brightly amusing British film makes us laugh fairly consistently, although the story itself is pretty grim. It's also a problem that the plot and characters are contrived and inconsistent. Even so, there's enough jaggedly hilarious humour in here to make it worth a look, complete with a superior cast that knows how to make the very most of even the smallest role.
The film opens with the lavish wedding of Josh and Nat (Spall and Byrne), although their friends and family not-so-secretly wonder if the marriage will last. Over the coming months, Josh's best mate Danny (Merchant) tries to distract them with inappropriate jokes, but the tension between relatives Naomi and Hugh (Driver and Flemyng) only reminds them how much work marriages require. After nine months, they begin seeing a therapist (Colman) who encourages them to try to make it to their first anniversary. But Josh is thinking about rekindling romance with an ex (Faris), while Nat is falling for the charms of a sexy client (Baker).
Essentially a collection of comedy set-pieces, the plot lurches around in search of ways to lampoon relationships, often in the rudest way possible as people say the worst things at the wrong times. Along the way there are some hilarious sequences, such as a humiliating game of charades or a ridiculous attempt at a threesome. Each set-up is are seized upon by expert improvisors like Merchant and Key (as a pessimistic insurance salesman). And the funniest moments in the film belong to Colman, who makes the most of every scene-stealing opportunity, and Driver, who expertly delivers a constant stream of withering insults.
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