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Gas stations are not places often associated with healthy eating, but Frank Beard wanted to change that perception and challenged himself to find wholesome food options for every meal while eating exclusively at gas stations for 30 days.
“The idea came from a larger story of mine,” Beard, 31, tells People. “About five years ago I lost 80 lbs. and that really tuned me into the whole discussion of how we blame eating out for a lot of the problem with weight gain.”
“Last year I was traveling four to five times a week and had to eat out all the time at »
- Gabrielle Olya
High-profile agent and manager Sandy Gallin, who represented Michael Jackson, Richard Pryor, Cher, Joan Rivers and Whoopi Goldberg, has died following a long illness with multiple myeoloma. He was 76.
He broke into the business at General Artists Corporation in 1962 and he played a role in booking The Beatles on The “Ed Sullivan Show” two years later. In 1970, he partnered with his cousin, Raymond Katz, to create the personal management company Katz Gallin.
Gallin was also a partner with Dolly Parton in Sandollar Productions, which producd “Common Threads: Stories From the Quilt,” the 1991 and 1995 “Father of the Bride” movies that starred Steve Martin, “Sabrina” and “Kicking and Screaming.”
- Dave McNary
Anne Hathaway and James Corden know that one of the best parts of a romantic comedy is the incredible music. During The Late Late Show on Thursday night, the two reenacted the classic tale of boy meets girl (and everything in between) by singing their hearts out to pop songs set to a slightly cliché movie plot line. Aside from showing off their incredible voices, the seasoned musical actors channeled their inner Christian and Ana by making out in an elevator to Selena Gomez's "Hands to Myself." Of course, the best part is when Anne goes full-on Bridget Jones by singing "All by Myself" in her apartment, awkward drum beat and all. Renée Zellweger would be proud. »
- Kelsie Gibson
Renée Zellweger and Christy Turlington Burns will be honored at the Greenwich International Film Festival’s third annual Changemaker Gala. The event, scheduled to be held June 1, celebrates “artists who have used their public platform and the power of film to further positive social change,” according to a press release announcing the news. Both women will receive the Changemaker Award.
Academy Award winner Zellweger is being recognized “for her leadership and support in the search for effective treatments and a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Als), in honor of her dear friend Nanci Ryder, veteran publicist and co-founder of Bwr Public Relations who was diagnosed in 2014, as well as her work with the Sims Foundation, a charitable foundation dedicated to support those in the Austin music industry, suffering from depression and mental health illnesses,” the press release details.
Zellweger was last seen in Sharon Maguire’s “Bridget Jones’s Baby” and Courtney Hunt’s “The Whole Truth.” She won an Oscar in 2004 for “Cold Mountain” and received nods for “Chicago” and “Bridget Jones’s Diary.”
Humanitarian and model Turlington Burns is being honored for her work with Every Mother Counts, an organization that she founded. Every Mother Counts is dedicated to making childbirth safe for every mother around the world, and raising awareness about issues affecting maternal health worldwide. The organization highlights and addresses barriers to maternal health such as education and access to supplies.
A portion of the proceeds from the Changemaker Gala will go to towards Zellweger and Turlington Burns’ causes. Previous recipients of the Changemaker Award include Mia Farrow, Freida Pinto (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”), and Abigail Breslin (“Scream Queens”).
“We are thrilled to be able to present these fabulous women with the 2017 Changemaker Awards. They have been true advocates for those in need throughout their lives, using their voices to create positive change in the world,” said Wendy Stapleton Reyes, Chairman of the Board.
The Greenwich International Film Festival runs from June 1–4.
Greenwich Film Festival to Honor Renée Zellweger and Christy Turlington Burns was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here.
– Cardiff Animation Nights will be returning to run a dedicated animation strand at Cardiff Independent Film Festival (C.I.F.F.) for a second year this May. This year’s animation strand at C.I.F.F. will comprise three programs of animated short films in competition for the Best Animation Award, as well as an Animated Family Shorts program curated by renowned Cardiff-based studio Cloth Cat Animation, networking events, and an Animation Quiz run by the team at Skwigly Animation Magazine.
The competition program features animated short films from across Europe, Asia, North America, South America and Australia, including Mikey Hill’s The Orchestra, Anete Melece’s Analysis Paralysis, Chris Shepherd’s Johnno’s Dead, Ross Hogg’s Life Cycles and Alois Di Leo’s Way of Giants. »
- Kate Erbland
Denise Richards is ready to kick some butt.
Watch Richards take on some serious villains in the intense trailer above.
"They were like, 'It is a female-driven version of Die Hard.' I was, like, that is a really cool -- there is not enough female-driven content out there," the 26-year-old actor shared. "I think it is kind of a thing that it is so profitable that people haven't explored it for weird reasons. I think it is time we need more films »
Chris here. We here at The Film Experience love celebrating cinematic anniversaries whether in or outside of a narrative, and today is one of my favorites: Rex Manning Day of 90s pop perfection Empire Records! Damn the man, save the Empire!
For the uniniated: April 8th marks the arrival of cheesy fictional 80s icon Rex Manning (Grease 2's Maxwell Caulfield) to the film's titular record store as it struggles to maintain its financial independence. So in that regard, today is for more than just appreciating the cult film, but all our independent outlets that give us our entertainment. And, ok, revisiting the film's crazy good soundtrack.
Despite that soundtrack being one of the most quintessential of the 90s (it's certainly the reason you'll remember Empire if you're not among its fanbase), the film was a bomb in release. However, it remains a light and carefree joy that gives fun actressing: the hippest Liv Tyler, »
- Chris Feil
A teaser has arrived online for director Michael Carney’s upcoming drama Same Kind of Different As Me. The film is based on Ron Hall, Denver Moore and Lynn Vincent’s Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together and stars Greg Kinnear, Djimon Hounsou, Renée Zellweger, Jon Voight, and Olivia Holt; watch it below after the official synopsis…
International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.
Same Kind of Different as Me is set for release on October 20th in the States. »
- Amie Cranswick
A newly-cut trailer has been released by Pure Flix for the faith-based film Same Kind of Different As Me starring Greg Kinnear, Djimon Hounsou and Renée Zellweger about an international art dealer (Kinnear) who befriends a homeless man (Hounsou) on a quest to save his struggling marriage to his wife Deborah (Zellweger). The film also stars Jon Voight, Djimon Hounsou and Olivia Holt. The film was pushed off of the Paramount Pictures Pictures 2017 slate and then was picked… »
It wasn't goodbye—it was "see you later." While they didn't exactly banish themselves entirely away from the bright lights of Hollywood, these six famous faces spent significant portions of their later careers with a healthy distance out of the limelight. Whether their hiatuses were the result of raising children, strengthening other talents or simply needing a well-earned breather, silver screen superstars like Meg Ryan, Goldie Hawn, Michelle Pfeiffer and Renée Zellweger have proven, for better or worse, Tinseltown doesn't always have to be their destination. "I got sick of the sound of my own voice: it was time to go away and grow up a bit," »
On March 21, 1990, Touchstone Pictures previewed “Pretty Woman” at the Avco Westwood near UCLA, two days before its national launch. Variety columnist Army Archerd reported that laughter drowned out much of the dialogue and young Julia Roberts “is headed for heavy stardom.” In retrospect, that seems like a pretty safe prediction, but Roberts was not well known when she was cast in the film. (She had completed her role as Sally Fields’ daughter in “Steel Magnolias,” but the film hadn’t been released yet). Roberts was only cast in “Pretty Woman” after numerous other actresses had passed on the role, including Meg Ryan, Karen Allen, Molly Ringwald, Diane Lane and Michelle Pfeiffer.
And the project began with a much darker tone; in J.F. Lawton’s original screenplay, streetwalker Vivian (Roberts) agrees to give up cocaine for her week with banker Edward (Richard Gere), but at the end he dumps her back »
- Tim Gray
Lipnicki, who played Renée Zellweger’s son in the film, took to Instagram earlier this week to reveal that he endured years of ridicule from his peers after the initial attention of the famous movie died down.
“As a kid/teen I was made fun of relentlessly by some people who are now even my friends on Fb,” he wrote in the moving post. “I was told I was a has-been and »
- Char Adams
Jonathan Lipnicki is opening up about the aftermath of being a child star, and the unexpected and often painful impact it had on his life.
The 26-year-old actor, who first gained worldwide fame as Renee Zellweger's adorable son in the 1996 romantic drama Jerry Maguire, took to Instagram on Monday to share his experiences with being bullied.
Watch: The Kid From 'Jerry Maguire' Is All Grown Up, Has a Message For His Onscreen Dad
"As a kid/teen I was made fun of relentlessly," Lipnicki wrote. "I was told I was a has-been and would never book a job again. I was made to feel like garbage every day of middle school to the point where I had a panic attack every night before school because I wondered how I would get through the next day."
While Lipnicki's highest profile roles to date came when he was young, he's been working »
After captivating hearts across the globe at the tender age of six, with his role as Renee Zellweger’s adorable son Ray Boyd in “Jerry Maguire”, former child actor Jonathan Lipnicki was exposed to years of bullying in school, leading to a “lifelong” struggle with anxiety and depression The years of torment left the actor riddled with […] »
- Sylvia Ogweng
Anyone who’s seen “Mary Poppins” knows what a bad Cockney accent sounds like. But for the first time, British actors have ranked Dick Van Dyke’s “mockney” as the worst attempt at a U.K. accent in a pool of the highest grossing films’ leads.
Language-learning app Babbel commissioned ex-pat professional actors from both the U.K. and U.S. to vote on a five-point scale on how convincing the accents were for leading parts in blockbusters grossing over $100 million.
For the United States accent, American Actors UK awarded British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor a 4.5/5 for his work as Solomon Northup in “12 Years a Slave.” Tied for second are the DC superheros; Christian Bale as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman both garnered 4.2/5 scores.
- Dani Levy
Renée Zellweger gave a touching speech at the 54th annual Icg Publicists Awards Luncheon on Friday, where her longtime publicist Nanci Ryder — who has been battling Als since 2014 — was honored with the President’s Award.
Ryder represented numerous A-list clients during her 30-year-plus career as a founder of Bwr Public Relations — including Zellweger, Reese Witherspoon, Michael J. Fox, Jennifer Garner, Leonardo DiCaprio and Courteney Cox.
But her 2014 diagnosis was precipitated by ongoing vocal issues and as the neurological illness progressed, Ryder’s speech continued to deteriorate. By 2015, Ryder had lost her ability to speak and began using a gastrostomy feeding »
- Dave Quinn
Nanci Ryder and Renee Zellweger at the Icg Publicists Awards (Courtesy: Mathew Imaging/WireImage)
By: Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter
How did Deadpool, a subversive superhero movie made by Fox for just $58 million, gross an astounding $132 million on its opening weekend and, by the end of its theatrical run, $363 million domestically and $783 million worldwide, making it one of the biggest hits of 2016? One reason was publicity and, accordingly, its PR campaign, orchestrated by 20th Century Fox was hailed with Maxwell Weinberg Publicist Showmanship Motion Picture Award, recognizing it as the year’s best in the film arena at the International Cinematographer’s Guild’s 54th annual Publicists Awards luncheon. NBC’s This Is Us won the equivalent TV honor.
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- Carson Blackwelder
Fox’s “Deadpool” topped “Sausage Party,” “The Secret Life of Pets,” “The Jungle Book” and “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” for the Maxwell Weinberg publicist showmanship motion picture award. “Deadpool” was a massive surprise hit with more than $700 million in worldwide grosses and a campaign that stressed Ryan Reynolds’ foul-mouthed comic performance — along with lying on a bearskin rug.
The International Cinematographers Guild presented the winners Friday at the 54th Annual Icg publicists awards luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Honorees previously announced include Denzel Washington, Ryan Murphy, »
- Dave McNary
La La Land garnered a record-tying 14 Academy Award nominations this year — it’s now neck-and-neck with Titanic and All About Eve for receiving the most Oscar nominations in a given year. Among those nods is a first-ever Best Actress nom for Emma Stone, who’s been racking up rave reviews for her performance in the film.
While we’ve got musicals on the mind, let’s take a look back at some other actresses who’ve received acclaim for their musical turns.
Hathaway’s turn as Fantine was the only non-technical award the 2012 adaptation of the smash musical picked up. »
- Alex Heigl
“That had me on the floor,” she said. “I think everyone’s looking to be completed, right? I think that’s the ultimate line in any movie.”
But while Cruise made Harris’ heart melt in that touching scene, »
- Jodi Guglielmi
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