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DVD Release: Chalet Girl

30 December 2011 3:59 PM, PST | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

DVD Release Date: Jan. 31, 2012

Price: DVD $24.98

Studio: IFC/Mpi

Felicity Jones (l.) takes it to the Alps in Chalet Girl.

Adorable Felicity Jones (The Tempest) stars in the snowy 2011 romantic comedy film Chalet Girl.

Reminiscent of a female Aspen Extreme, the movie stars Jones as pretty tomboy Kim, a one-time champion skateboarder who now flips burgers to support herself and her dad. Opportunity comes knocking when she lands a winter-long catering job in a plush ski chalet in the Austrian Alps.

At first, Kim is overwhelmed by this bizarre new world of champagne-sipping posh people, epic mountains and waist-deep powder. But then she discovers snowboarding, and her natural talent soon sees her training for the end-of-season competition, which could win her major prize money and maybe even the affections of her boss’ handsome son Jonny (Ed Westwick, TV’s Gossip Girl).

Directed by Phil Traill (TV’s Men of a Certain Age »

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Healthy Hollywood: Get Movin' Monday - Pedal Yourself Fit Like Katie Holmes!

19 December 2011 10:58 AM, PST | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Katie Holmes needs a fierce, kick-butt fitness routine to keep up with her action-loving hubby, Tom Cruise.

When the actress is in New York, she gets her adrenaline pumping at the indoor cycling phenom SoulCycle. This boutique studio is a magnet for fitness-loving celebs, Iike Kelly Ripa, Brooke Shields and even Chelsea Clinton got into wedding day shape here.

As Healthy Hollywood starts thinking about its fitness game plan for 2012, I am definitely putting spinning on the list.

While indoor cycling has been around for over a decade, there's a bit of a ...

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Tom Cruise/Mission: Impossible 4 Outstanding Average, Robert Pattinson/Kristen Stewart/Breaking Dawn Modest Drop

17 December 2011 1:42 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Simon Pegg as Benji Dunn, Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, Mission: Impossible IV – Ghost Protocol

Guy Ritchie/Robert Downey Jr/Jude Law/Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows Underwhelms: Box Office

The silver lining at the North American box office this weekend is the Brad Bird/Tom Cruise $140 million-budgeted combo Mission: Impossible IV – Ghost Protocol, which has raked in an impressive, IMAX-boosted $4.6 million — including $1m from Thursday midnight showings — at only 425 locations (300 of which IMAX theaters). As per The Hollywood Reporter, Ghost Protocol should bring in $12 million by Sunday evening. If so, that would represent an outstanding, even considering the IMAX surcharges, $28,400 per-theater average.

For comparison's sake, Mission: Impossible III earned $47.74 million at 4,054 theaters in July 2006 (approx. $58 million today), averaging $11,776 per site (approx. $14,000 today). At a little more than one tenth of the number of theaters, Ghost Protocol is expected to take in more than one fifth of the inflation-adjusted gross of its predecessor. »

- Zac Gille

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Tom Cruise/Ghost Protocol Opens Strongly, Robert Downey Jr/A Game Of Shadows Subdued: Box Office

16 December 2011 6:02 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Tom Cruise, Mission: Impossible IV – Ghost Protocol

The North American box office is in the doldrums. Receipts last weekend were the lowest since September 2008 (unadjusted for inflation), while attendance figures — if reports are to be believed — are at their lowest since September 2001, in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington. (Note: those attendance comparisons are iffier than usual, as they're using 3D-inflated 2011 movie-ticket price averages to compare with basically 3D-less pre-2009 averages — when last weekend's top three movies, Garry Marshall/Zac Efron/Michelle Pfeiffer/etc.'s New Year's Eve, Jonah Hill's The Sitter, and Bill Condon/Robert Pattinson/Kristen Stewart/Taylor Lautner's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 were all in "2D.")

Anyhow, Guy Ritchie/Robert Downey Jr's Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Brad Bird/Tom Cruise's Mission: Impossible IV – Ghost Protocol, and Mike Mitchell's animated feature Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked »

- Zac Gille

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Lifetime's Remaking 'The Blue Lagoon'

9 December 2011 3:37 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

It sealed Brooke Shields' status as a teen star (and, trivia, made her the first-ever recipient of the Worst Actress Razzie), and now Lifetime is going to remake the 1980 drama "The Blue Lagoon." Lifetime confirmed to TheWrap the made-for-tv do-over will be produced by Neil Meron and Craig Zadan's Storyline Entertainment and Judith Verno's Peace Out Productions will produce in association with Sony Pictures Television. The 1980 movie starred Shields and Christopher Atkins as Emmeline and Richard, two children who grow up together while marooned on a deserted island, fall in »

- Kimberly Potts

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'The Blue Lagoon' Getting A Remake On Lifetime

9 December 2011 12:39 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

"A story of natural love," the poster for the 1980 film "The Blue Lagoon" proclaimed, hoping to deflect from the fact that the movie was essentially an excuse to get a teenage Brooke Shields to take off her clothes (though yes, body doubles were used too). That sensual story was told again in "Return To The Blue Lagoon" a PG-13 movie that still managed to get a 15 year old Milla Jovovich to disrobe. We'll pause while you pervs go to Netflix. Anyway, long story short, Deadline reports that Lifetime of all places, is plotting a remake. Weird, right? But apparently this thing has been in the works since 2004 and is now gearing up to shoot in February in Puerto Rico. Not word yet on what young, nubile, up-and-coming teen is going to get to get ogled, but it seems they need to find a director first. Just a couple of months to go there, »

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Lifetime Moves Forward With 'Blue Lagoon' Remake

9 December 2011 10:23 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Lifetime has greenlit a remake of The Blue Lagoon, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. The original 1980 feature, starring Brooke Shields, followed a shipwrecked boy and girl who are marooned on a tropical island and mature without the intervention of grown-ups. The Blue Lagoon grossed $58.9 million in the domestic box office that year. The success of the film spawned the 1991 sequel, Return to the Blue Lagoon, which introduced audiences to Milla Jovovich. Casting is already under way on the new film, with a start date being eyed for early next year. Neil Meron (Footloose, Smash), Judith Verno

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Lifetime Set To Remake "Blue Lagoon"

9 December 2011 9:20 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Lifetime has given the green light to a contemporary telemovie remake of the classic 1980 romance/adventure "The Blue Lagoon" at Storyline Entertainment and Peace Out Productions reports Deadline.

The Randal Kleiser-directed original follows two Victorian-era cousins (Christopher Atkins, Brooke Shields) who become shipwrecked and marooned on a tropical island in the South Pacific along with a galley cook (Leo McKern).

After the cook dies the two children grow up together, fall in love and discover sexuality as they survive solely on their resourcefulness.

A sequel was released in 1991 starring Milla Jovovich, while Henry De Vere Stacpoole's original novel was first adapted in 1949 and starred Jean Simmons. Casting on the new 'Lagoon' is already underway with shooting to kick off in Puerto Rico in February.

Lifetime is also behind a "Steel Magnolia" remake featuring an all African-American cast. »

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Lifetime Greenlights ‘Blue Lagoon’ Remake

9 December 2011 8:23 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Lifetime is heading back to The Blue Lagoon. The cable network has greenlighted a contemporary remake of the 1980 romance/adventure movie starring Brooke Shields, which centered on a boy and a girl marooned on a tropical island, where they grow up together, fall in love and discover sexuality. Neil Meron and Graig Zadan’s Storyline Entertainment and Judith Verno’s Peace Out Prods are producing the film in association with Sony Pictures TV, with Meron, Zadan and Verno executive producing. The project was originally set up at Lifetime in 2004 with Heather Rutman and Matt Heller as writers. Casting is already underway, with filming eyed for a February start in Puerto Rico. The Blue Lagoon movie franchise is known for giving young actresses their big break. The 1980 film made Shields a household name, while the 1991 sequel Return To The Blue Lagoon launched the career of Milla Jovovich. The story of The Blue Lagoon, »


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Legendary Casting Director Dougherty Dies

6 December 2011 12:06 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

The casting director who helped launch the careers of Warren Beatty, James Dean, Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman has passed away.

Marion Dougherty died in New York from natural causes on Sunday. She was 88.

The legendary casting director helped Hollywood abandon its system of stock casting by choosing more individual performers for certain parts.

She started out as an uncredited casting agent for Kraft Television Theatre, and helped start the careers of Dean and Hoffman on TV dramas.

Dougherty moved to Hollywood in the 1970s and later took on a role at Warner Bros. She stayed with the company for three decades and discovered the likes of Glenn Close, Diane Lane, Danny Glover, Matthew McConaughey and Brooke Shields.

Among the legendary films she cast were Escape From Alcatraz, The Killing Fields, Gorillas in the Mist, Batman and the Lethal Weapon series. »

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Privates on Parade: Actors Who Let It All Hang Out on Film

5 December 2011 8:41 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

When AfterElton asked me if I'd be interested in doing a story on full-frontal male nudity in the movies, I said, “Interested? I've been researching it since I was 12!” What prompted the idea is of course the film Shame, which stars Michael Fassbender as a man addicted to sex. When the film debuted at the Venice Film Festival earlier this year it set off a shockwave because of its sexual explicitness, including a much-discussed full-frontal reveal by Fassbender. Add to that the recent flurry of attention that stills of Jonathan Groff's nude scene in Twelve Thirty hitting the Internet generated, and it seems like these days cinema penises are a trending topic.

Everyone from film critics to Freudian analysts to gender theorists has written about male nudity in film. And sorting through the pronouncements on the male gaze and Lacanian mirrors and power inequities between the sexes in Hollywood »

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Shields Wants Another Baby

4 December 2011 5:31 PM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Actress Brooke Shields is considering boosting her brood via adoption, because her husband isn't interested in adding another child to their family.

Shields and screenwriter Chris Henchy have two daughters, Rowan and Grier, and the actress is desperate to be a mother for a third time.

She tells, "I would die for one (baby). Unfortunately, my husband is not as amenable. So I either have to trick him or lie to him to get knocked up.

"He said to me the other day, 'I'm beginning to think that if I don't give this to you, you'll do it on your own.' It's like, 'Don't test me. I'm very independent.' But I'm older so my eggs probably need a chisel.

"Maybe I should wait and then adopt. We have a lovely home and life and I want to be able to share it with a big family. But maybe it's supposed to be done in a different way, an altruistic way." »

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Brooke Shields Wants More Kids, Thinking About Adopting

2 December 2011 11:20 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Brooke Shields wants more kids. However, her hubby—television and movie writer Chris Henchy—isn't too keen on the idea... "I would die for one," Shields told me exclusively the other day from New York City, where she's starring on Broadway as Morticia in The Addams Family musical. "Unfortunately, my husband is not as amenable. So I either have to trick him or lie to him to get knocked up. "He said to me the other day, 'I'm beginning to think that if I don't give this to you, you'll do it on your own,'" she added with a laugh. "Yeah, it's like, 'Don't test me. I'm very independent.' But I'm older so my eggs probably »

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Glam Slam: Hot Chocolate!

30 November 2011 10:44 AM, PST | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

I am a chocoholic. There, I said it! I Love the stuff. No time is better than the holidays for's great for gifts and special occasions like holiday parties.

"Be adventurous," advises Katrina Markoff, owner and chocolatier of Vosges Haut-Chocolat, a fave of Kelly Ripa, Brooke Shields and Susan Sarandon. "People love a culinary experience so don't stick to the tried and true milk, dark or white chocolate. Choose chocolate flavors that tell a story through their ingredients. Beautiful packaging plus beautiful chocolate is always a win-win hostess gift. A beautiful gift and instant dessert course."

Katrina ...

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Black Friday Must-Haves That Are Perfect For Family & Friends

24 November 2011 8:08 PM, PST | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

Running out of time to pick out trendy yet thoughtful gifts for the holidays? Check out these four great gift ideas! has chic, yummy and creative must-haves for you this season. If you haven't had a chance to think about what to buy your mom, grandmother, best friend or even boyfriend -- check out these easy and affordable options which are bound to leave you stress free! Instead of boring invitations for your next holiday party, check out these customizable invitations: Tiny Prints is the leading online destination for stationery, greeting cards, photo books and more. Tiny Prints invitations can be customized with photos, fonts, color and text. Tiny Prints also offers a free online RSVP service with everything invitation order. Tiny Prints celebrity fans include Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Brooke Shields, Rachel Zoe and more. For more information or to place your order, click here! Perfect stocking »

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Fonda Gave Shields Her First Horse

17 November 2011 5:31 PM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Brooke Shields has magical memories of her 1979 movie Wanda Nevada because her director and co-star Peter Fonda gave her the horse she fell for on the set as a wrap gift.

The actress, who played the title role in the film, admits the "little filly" that she rode to and from the set as a child star was her first horse.

She tells WENN, "We were in Arizona and had to have horses and mules in the Grand Canyon. There was this sweet little filly and she basically failed racing school because she would trot forever and never break into a cantor and only go one way.

"You would sing the racing start chant and she would just take off, so she was never a very prized member of the stable and they sold her.

"Peter knew how much I loved horses and so he bought her and gave her to me for my movie gift."

Oddly, Shields is now allergic to horses - something that became a problem while she was shooting her new film The Greening of Whitney Brown, in which she co-stars with a mare.

She adds, "For this movie they were patting me down with wet towels every time I went near the horse because I was just one big hive." »

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'Survivor: South Pacific': The Cult of Coach

16 November 2011 7:47 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Can Albert wrest control of "Survivor: South Pacific" away from the Cult of Coach?

Post Tribal

Over at Redemption, Jim, Ozzy and Keith are not pleased to be sitting where they are sitting. Jim calls it the Cult of Coach. Meanwhile, Coach is pumping up his "family" and saying guys like Jim are dangerous. So maybe Jim is not so far off. Heh.

The next morning, the cult talk continues with Cochran and drinking the Coach Kool-Aid. Coach confides to Cochran that he's nervous about being blindsided by Albert.

Redemption Island

It's a strength/balance challenge and the two who lose are the first two jury members, the winner stays on Redemption. Jim is out after 10 minutes or so. Keith starts to slip and then drops, so Ozzy is still on Redemption. Jeff is happy to point out his man-crush Ozzy didn't have any support with the tribe members still in the game. »


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Muppet Mess: Miss Piggy Forced to Choose Between Her Dog and Her Frog

12 November 2011 | | See recent news »

Miss Piggy has nothing but stars in her eyes for her number-one frog, Kermit, but apparently her pet poodle, Foo-Foo, felt differently. The love-struck Muppet was forced to "re-home" her pet, who she says was "getting a little nippy" with "Kermie." "[Foo-Foo] really didn't much care for Kermit, it seems," Miss Piggy tells People. "She seems to be prejudiced against green people. Anything the color green, she would nip at. So in order to have a future with my Kermie, I had to make that sacrifice." "But Foo-Foo is still a part of my life," she added. "I still see her. »

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Rescue Dog Helps Fallen Soldier's Family Cope

11 November 2011 7:45 AM, PST | | See recent news »

It's been four years since Army Spc. Justin A. Rollins died, but his mother looks into his eyes every day. Rollins, an abiding animal lover, was 22 years old when he was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq. The day before he died, he joined fellow soldiers in the 82nd Airborne and rescued a litter of puppies. That night, he told girlfriend Brittney Murray, to whom he had planned to propose, about the dogs he had met. After Rollins's family received word of his death, they were shown photos of the dog rescue. They saw that their fallen son had »

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Swoon Alert! Robert Pattinson Plays Prince Charming for His Rescue Dog

11 November 2011 4:15 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Looks like Robert Pattinson is as dashing in real life as he is as Twilight alter-ego Edward Cullen. Promoting The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 on Live! With Regis and Kelly Thursday, the British hunk opened up about rescuing his dog from a shelter near Baton Rouge, La. "He was in one those shelters where they don't keep them around for very long," Pattinson told hosts Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa. "He was on his sixth of seven days." Photos: Doggie Duggars! World's Most Massive LittersBut after being adopted by the actor, Pattinson's puppy, Bear, saw his life turn around immediately. »

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