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15 items from 2015


'Pretty Woman' was Originally A Dark Tale about Drug Abuse

25 March 2015 12:39 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Pretty Woman, the "Today" show got together the director Garry Marshall along with the film's cast including Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Laura San Giacomo and Hector Elizondo to discuss the film beginning with news it originally wasn't even a comedy. Titled 3,000, based on the amount of money Roberts' character pulled in each day as a prostitute, the original script was a "dark, cautionary tale about drug abuse". Roberts reveals at the end of the original version, Gere's character throws Roberts out of the car, throws the money on top of her and drives away as the credits begin to roll. That, of course, was before the film was sold to Disney, at which point Roberts no longer had the lead role and, remember, at the time no one even knew who Julia Roberts even was. She would later get the gig, obviously, and screen »

- Brad Brevet

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The Cast of Pretty Woman Revealed the Movie Was Originally Much Darker

25 March 2015 8:25 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

This week marks the 25th anniversary of Pretty Woman, and to celebrate, the cast reunited for the first time on the Today show. Director Garry Marshall turned up with cast members Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Laura San Giacomo, and Hector Elizondo to chat about the film. In the interview, they reveal that the movie was originally a dark "cautionary tale" about the dangers of drug abuse, called 3000. Watch the full video below to find out more trivia about the classic, including how a Post-it note changed Gere's mind about starring in the film! Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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The Cute Way Julia Roberts Convinced Richard Gere To Do Pretty Woman

24 March 2015 2:30 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Thanks to their performances in Pretty Woman, Julia Roberts and Richard Gere have long been considered one of the greatest romantic pairs of the modern cinematic era, but what may surprise you is that the on-screen coupling may not have happened if it had not been for one tiny little Post-It Note. With Pretty Woman celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Laura San Giacomo and Hector Elizondo and director Garry Marshall visited The Today Show to celebrate, and it was while talking with Matt Lauer that Gere and Roberts revealed the story of how the latter convinced the former to be her co-star in the beloved romantic comedy. The story began with it being explained that the actor had actually turned down the role of Edward Lewis multiple times (Gere saying, "You could put a suit on a goat and put it out there, and it »

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Julia Roberts explains how a Post-it note saved Pretty Woman

24 March 2015 10:23 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Julia Roberts and Richard Gere have revealed that Pretty Woman may have never even happened had it not been for a persuasive Post-it note.

The cast and director of the hit 1990 romantic comedy reunited for the first time in 25 years on NBC's Today show to celebrate the film's 25th anniversary on Monday (March 23).

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$3,000, porn parodies and Roy Orbison: 25 facts about Pretty Woman

Roberts and Gere - who played the dysfunctional star-crossed lovers in the hit movie - were joined by co-stars Hector Elizondo (hotel manager Barney Thompson), Laura San Giacomo (Kit de Luca) and director Garry Marshall.

Roberts told Today host Matt Lauer that the film had been in the works for a long time, originally as a dark tale called 3000 which was a reference to the amount Roberts's character was to be paid.

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"Pretty Woman" Stars Reunite, Reveal the Movie Almost Had a Very Different Ending

24 March 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

The original ending for "Pretty Woman" was anything but pretty. The stars of the film reunited on "Today" this morning for the first time in 25 years, where they opened up about a few big changes in the script once director Garry Marshall got on board. "Richard's character threw my character out of the car, threw the money on top of her and drove away and the credits rolled," Julia Roberts says of the ending for the film. Laura San Giacomo's character was supposed to die and the flick was originally called "3000," a reference to the amount of money Vivian got paid for her services.  Keeping all that dark material would have been a big mistake (Huge!), right? And while Julia was on board from the start, Richard Gere was harder to convince. "Well, there wasn't a part," Gere explains. "There was just nothing. The joke was [it was just] a suit. You »

- tooFab Staff

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‘Pretty Woman’ Cast Reunion Reveals Film’s Dark Original Ending (Video)

24 March 2015 8:34 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The hit 1990 romantic comedy “Pretty Woman” was originally written as a tragedy, according to the film’s stars and director, who reunited for an interview to celebrate its 25th anniversary on Tuesday. Julia Roberts (Vivian), Richard Gere (Edward), Laura San Giacomo (Kit), Hector Elizondo (Barney) and director Garry Marshall appeared on “The Today Show” on which Matt Lauer asked them for their favorite memories regarding the film. They revealed that the film originally was a cautionary tale with a much darker tone, in which Vivian was a drug addict who was eventually discarded by Edward. See Photos: 16 ‘Gma,’ ‘Today,’ and »

- Joe Otterson

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Julia Roberts Convinced Richard Gere to Be Her Co-Star in Pretty Woman Using a Post-It Note—Watch!

24 March 2015 6:20 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

It's hard to imagine anyone but Julia Roberts and Richard Gere starring in Pretty Woman. And yet, as the actors revealed to Today's Matt Lauer in a pre-taped interview Tuesday, the movie was almost made without them. The co-stars, plus director Garry Marshall and actors Hector Elizondo and Laura San Giacomo, came together for the first time since the romantic comedy was released in 1990. The original script was neither a romance nor a comedy. Instead, it was a dark, cautionary tale about drug abuse called 3000, a reference to "how much money she got paid," Roberts said of her character, a kind-hearted prostitute named Vivian Ward. "At the end of the original script, Richard's character threw »

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The 25 Most Iconic Things About ‘Pretty Woman’

23 March 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

It’s been 25 years since the release of Garry Marshall‘s timeless fairytale, Pretty Woman. When it arrived in theaters back in 1990, the film opened to mixed reviews, but the dramedy starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere would become a box office smash and a cultural touchstone.Twenty five years later, Pretty Woman is a beloved classic, not to mention a pop culture reference in movies like Romy and Michele’s High School reunion and TV shows like Broad City and Parks and Recreation. From those unforgettable outfits to those endlessly re-quotable lines, we’ve picked the 25 most iconic things from Pretty Woman.

1. It Turned Julia Roberts Into a Full-Fledged Movie Star

Yes, the actress broke out in Hollywood in the late ’80s thanks to her work in Mystic Pizza and Steel Magnolias, but it wasn’t until she nabbed the role as bubbly, sexy hooker-with-a-heart-of-gold Vivian Ward that she became an A-list leading lady. »

- Aly Semigran

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'Pretty Woman' Turns 25! Go Behind the Scenes with 21-Year-Old Julia Roberts

22 March 2015 10:04 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Pretty Woman turns 25!

Can you believe it? It's been 25 years since the Gary Marshall romantic comedy first swept us off our feet. This year marks the silver anniversary of the movie that catapulted Julia Roberts into superstardom when it first premiered in 1990. The whole world fell for Roberts' irresistible smile and Et got to see it first on the set a year earlier.

At just 21 years old, Roberts was cast as Vivian Ward, a hooker with a heart of gold who is romanced by Edward Lewis, a millionaire tycoon played by Richard Gere. "He's really supportive, giving actor," she told Et in 1989. "It's so nice to be there with someone who, I feel like when I feel good about my work he'll support that."

Watch: 'Steel Magnolias' 25 Years Later: Flashback to the 1989 Premiere

The original title of the film was $3,000, referring to the price for a night with Julia's character. For her part »

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Pretty Woman cast reunite for film's 25th anniversary

19 March 2015 7:39 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The cast of Pretty Woman have reunited as the romantic comedy prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary next week.

Julia Roberts and Richard Gere - who played the dysfunctional star-crossed lovers in the 1990 movie - were joined by co-stars Hector Elizondo (hotel manager Barney Thompson) and Laura San Giacomo (Kit de Luca) and director Garry Marshall for an appearance on NBC's Today show.

The reunion with the Us chat show's host Matt Lauer will air next Tuesday (March 24), but pictures of the interview have been released early for eager fans.

And judging by the images, it looked like a lot of fun.

The cast and director discuss the making of the movie and reveal behind-the-scenes details of what went on on set.

Pretty Woman - about unethical but rich businessman Edward Lewis (Gere) who falls for a beautiful, Prince-loving, dental-flossing prostitute (Roberts) - earned Roberts an Oscar nomination for »

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Julia Roberts and Pretty Woman Cast Reunite

18 March 2015 3:45 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The rom-com to end all rom-coms - Pretty Woman - is 25 years old. Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Hector Elizondo, Laura San Giacomo and director Garry Marshall have reunited to celebrate the classic feel-good movie's quarter-century mark. Noticeably absent is Jason Alexander, who played the sleazy Philip Stuckey. The cast will relive their favorite moments from the 1990 hit on the Today show on Tuesday, with Matt Lauer hosting. Let's hope some of them include the best-ever bathtub scene (Who can listen to Prince's "Kiss" without imagining Roberts's sing-a-long?), the escargot's slippery getaway and everyone's favorite makeover montage. »

- Sheila Cosgrove Baylis, @sheilabot

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Julia Roberts and Pretty Woman Cast Reunite

18 March 2015 3:45 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The rom-com to end all rom-coms - Pretty Woman - is 25 years old. Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Hector Elizondo, Laura San Giacomo and director Garry Marshall have reunited to celebrate the classic feel-good movie's quarter-century mark. Noticeably absent is Jason Alexander, who played the sleazy Philip Stuckey. The cast will relive their favorite moments from the 1990 hit on the Today show on Tuesday, with Matt Lauer hosting. Let's hope some of them include the best-ever bathtub scene (Who can listen to Prince's "Kiss" without imagining Roberts's sing-a-long?), the escargot's slippery getaway and everyone's favorite makeover montage. »

- Sheila Cosgrove Baylis, @sheilabot

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Julia Roberts and Richard Gere's Pretty Woman Reunion Makes Us Miss the 1990s

18 March 2015 7:01 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

This is big. Huge, even. In honor of the 25th anniversary of Pretty Woman, Matt Lauer and the Today show reunited the cast of the now-classic 1990 rom-com for a special interview airing Tuesday, March 24. Leading lady Julia Roberts (Vivian Ward) and her former on-screen Prince Charming Richard Gere (Edward Lewis) met up with costars Laura San Giacomo (Kit De Luca) and Hector Elizondo (Barney Thompson) for a sit-down with Lauer and director Garry Marshall. As teased in a preview of the exclusive reunion, there was [...] »

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"Pretty Woman" Cast Reunites to Celebrate Movie's 25th Anniversary

18 March 2015 6:30 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

It's hard to believe it's been 25 years since Julia Roberts and Richard Gere made movie magic in "Pretty Woman." To celebrate the film's milestone anniversary, the cast of the 1990 blockbuster reunited for the first time on "Today." Roberts, Gere, Hector Elizondo, Laura San Giacomo and director Garry Marshall sat down with Matt Lauer to talk about their favorite memories from the iconic flick. Check out a sneak peek of the reunion below! During the interview, which will air next Tuesday, the cast shares behind-the-scenes details of what it was really like on set, they tell stories about working together and they even quote some oh-so-memorable lines. Back in 2012, Marshall talked about the undeniable chemistry between Roberts and Gere, admitting that everyone wanted to watch their kissing scenes. "Richard was very kind because Julia was new. Whenever you film kissing scenes, everybody shows up," he told Huffington Post. "People who never come to the set. »

- tooFab Staff

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From 'The Thin Man' to 'Dogfight': A broken-hearted Valentine's playlist

14 February 2015 11:30 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It has not been an easy week. At the start of the week, we had our editorial meeting here at HitFix, as we do every Monday, to talk about both the week ahead and longer-term projects as well. For fairly obvious reasons, there was a fair amount of talk about Valentine's Day content, and I mentioned a few different ideas that I might write about, including one that I'll end up publishing at some point about Steve Martin. But even as I pitched a few ideas, I found myself uncomfortable with the entire idea of writing about romantic films right now. Honestly, I was hoping to spend this week with my head down and then just sail right through this weekend without writing about love at all, because for the first time in my adult life, I am no longer sure what I think about it. After all, I was with my wife for 14 years. »

- Drew McWeeny

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