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Adam Rapp is perhaps best known as a playwright, having earned a Pulitzer Prize nomination for his 2006 work Red Light Winter. But he's one of these creative polymaths who seems to excel at everything he does--whether its film directing (Winter Passing, with Zooey Deschanel) or screenwriting (he's written for the L Word and In Treatment, among other shows). Now, he's trying his hand at a new form. Though Rapp has written a handful of Ya books, Know Your Beholder, which tells the story of a shattered rock musician trying to rebuild his life, is his first attempt at a novel in the classic sense. Here is the first chapter, with annotations from Rapp. Part One: Small-Town Snow I haven’t left my house in almost a month. It’s either Tuesday or Wednesday — most likely Wednesday — and three days ago a foot of snow fell on Pollard, Illinois, and »
- Adam Rapp
Oh no, Jess (Zooey Deschanel) fell into the ex trap. Tonight's episode of New Girl will find Jess coming face-to-face with two blasts from the pasts during and after a wild night of partying with Cece (Hannah Simone): Paul (Justin Long), her very serious Bf from season one, and Bearclaw (Josh Gad), her admirer from season two. In our exclusive sneak peek at the episode, Justin Long previews his long-awaited return to the Fox hit sitcom, and kind of reveals former teacher Paul's slightly embarrassing new job. So how does Jess run into Paul? Well, after a night of partying at Bearclaw's, (never a good idea), she gets pretty thirsty on her "walk of shame" home and decides to stop »
Directed by Harry MacQueen.
Two childhood friends escape to their old countryside house for a weekend.
Hinterland is a carbon neutral movie: the filmmaking process involved as few emissions as possible, and any unavoidable pollution (like the beat-up car the two leads journey around in for the majority) is offset somewhere else. Like by planting a tree or something. It’s a noble endeavour, crediting all involved with immeasurable karma. Unfortunately, Hinterland is also an emotionally neutral movie.
It’s a telling fact that both this review’s opening and a portion of the film’s marketing reference its planet-saving efforts. Beyond being ‘carbon neutral’ and ‘only made for £10,000′ (both undoubtedly impressive production feats), the movie follows two childhood friends – Harvey (writer, director, producer and star Harry MacQueen), a struggling writer, and Lola (singer-songwriter Lori Campbell), a struggling singer-songwriter – who find themselves back home in isolated, »
- Oli Davis
Talk about a date night done right! Pregnant Zooey Deschanel and her fiancé Jacob Pechenik stepped out Tuesday night for a casual dinner near their hometown of Studio City, Calif. Wearing white pants and an oversized blue coat with gold buttons, the New Girl star was able to conceal any signs of a noticeable baby bump when entering SunCafe around 7:30 p.m. According to an eyewitness, the couple spent almost 90 minutes inside the restaurant dedicated to serving healthy, organic, exceptional tasting meals full of vibrant flavors. In fact, the twosome couldn't help but display a whole lot of Pda during their dinner. "Zooey was glowing and radiant," an eyewitness revealed to E! News »
Josh Gad, the voice behind Frozen's beloved snowman Olaf and a Tony nominee for The Book of Mormon, is known for his song-and-dance skills, and Tuesday's episode of New Girl is no exception. In "Walk of Shame," Gad returns for a threepeat as the ridiculous would-be ladies' man Bearclaw. After Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Cece (Hannah Simone) wake up in Bearclaw's den after a wild party, the actor teases that things take a turn for the "scandalous." "Things get a little bit out of control, in a surprising way," Gad, 34, tells People.As the girls try to make their way back to the loft, »
- Lanford Beard, @lanfordbeard
Josh Gad, the voice behind Frozen's beloved snowman Olaf and a Tony nominee for The Book of Mormon, is known for his song-and-dance skills, and Tuesday's episode of New Girl is no exception. In "Walk of Shame," Gad returns for a threepeat as the ridiculous would-be ladies' man Bearclaw. After Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Cece (Hannah Simone) wake up in Bearclaw's den after a wild party, the actor teases that things take a turn for the "scandalous." "Things get a little bit out of control, in a surprising way," says Gad, 34.As the girls try to make their way back to the loft, »
- Lanford Beard, @lanfordbeard
To preface, I’ve seen 500 Days of Summer maybe five or six times now and love everything about it. However, I’ve always been somewhat confused as to why Summer (Zooey Deschanel) goes off and marries someone else at the end of the film. I believe it is meant to be somewhat ambiguous as we see this movie from Tom’s (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) perspective, and as result, we the audience, are meant to relate to his confusion and surprise by Summer’s change of heart and mind. My brother and I watched it again, and this time I searched for clues and foreshadowing early on as to why Summer doesn’t stick around. Here’s my theory, based on the film’s use of colors. The film is rich in them. Scenes are often dominantly one color, with many shades of that color surrounding it. Tom is represented by brown/auburn and neighboring shades. Here »
- Fergus Morton
If you’re worried that The Mindy Project won’t be the same once Mindy and Danny’s baby arrives, well...you’re right.
“The show won’t be the same. It will be different,” Dr. Castellano himself, Chris Messina, told ETonline while discussing the film Alex of Venice, his upcoming directorial debut. (More on that tomorrow.) “But the style of the show won’t change…They’ll still get the laughs.”
In our Q&A, he discussed everything from what he thinks of the surprising pregnancy reveal, to what kind of dad he thinks Danny will be, to the Annette and Dot spin-off we all want to see. And of course we asked if we’ll see Danny bust out his stripper moves again this season.
News: Mindy Kaling opens up about her love life: ‘I don’t need marriage’
ETonline: What was your reaction when you found out they were doing the pregnancy storyline?
Zooey Deschanel has different plans from her sister, as she has no new baby plans for New Girl. Yes, the real life pregnant star caught up with The Hollywood Reporter about the changes coming up at the end of the season. She indirectly confirmed that she won’t have to hide her growing belly as they wrap it up, since she feels as if she is not showing much yet. However, she also did not rule out a possible pregnancy for next season. Here is what Zooey had to say.
It’s hard to know until we finish the season. Right now, I’m only showing a little bit, so it’s pretty easy to still hide in clothes. Maybe, eventually, I’ll have to stand behind a couch or walk around carrying a purse.
Well played, Zooey! It likely helps that she does not know how they will end it yet. »
- Sarah Peel
You had one job, New Girl‘s Ryan…
When Jess’ long-distance honey fails to keep the first big promise he’s made since returning to England — being her date for her dad’s wedding — the news doesn’t sit well with her mom (returning guest star Jamie Lee Curtis) or the rest of the roomies.
In this exclusive sneak peek at Tuesday’s episode (Fox, 9/8c), writer Nina Pedrad takes us through Jess’ trip home, including her best man duties, the »
Sleepyheads, circle the wagons, because we’ve got a lot to talk about.
This week’s Sleepy Hollow not only killed off Henry and sent Abbie skipping through time like a smooth stone, it officially turned Katrina into the Witnesses’ adversary.
This is a big, witchy deal. And, if you’re like me, you have thoughts.
Let’s take a look at what happens in “Awakening.”
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Hell’S Bells | Ichabod and Abbie open the episode in a bookstore, where a nice clerk is trying to help them locate some »
In one hundred years of film, the basic formula has never wavered: if you want to leave them smiling, end with a kiss. But while all screen kisses may be heart-warming, they've looked very different since the dawn of cinema. Here's a look at the history of screen romance, by the decades: Decade: 1920’s Romantic Ideals: Rudolph Valentino and Greta Garbo Their Day Jobs: Sheik and coat-check girl How They Meet: Trapped in a desert oasis while traveling under a secret identity Obstacle in their Path: Her drunken husband, his nattering wives, Hammurabi’s code condemning to death all who gaze upon a member of the tribe. Big Cool Friend’s Advice: “Sail to the ends of the earth, where a man may forget.” Final Kiss Location: Under a full moon atop Mount Kilimanjaro. Watch Party Streaming Pick: “The Sheik” Decade: 1930’s Romantic Ideals: Jean Arthur and Cary Grant Their Day Jobs: Con-woman and paleontologist. »
- Richard Rushfield, Adam Leff
It’s not always easy to pin-point where the crush started, but there’s no denying that at some point nearly everyone has been in love with Zooey Deschanel.
In recent years, Deschanel has been easy to locate, appearing weekly on the small screen with “New Girl.” However, she so quietly went from the background to the spotlight that it’s hard to pinpoint when she made her first impression.
Her role as William Miller’s older sister/spirit guide has faded into the background of the film’s lore, eclipsed over the past 15 years in turn by Frances McDormand’s commanding motherly presence, Kate Hudson’s “band-aid” breakthrough and Philip Seymour Hoffman’s manic incarnation of Lester Bangs.
But it was actually Deschanel’s Anita that got the story in motion. She leaves home, but leaves her records »
- Shane McNeil
Booth and Brennan’s latest case calls upon a little help from… a sassy diner waitress?
Bones has tapped veteran actress Linda Lavin — known for playing the title role in the ’70s sitcom Alice and last seen as Cary’s pre-trial service officer on The Good Wife — to guest-star as a criminal courts judge, TVLine has learned exclusively.
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Lavin appears in the episode “The Verdict in the Victims,” in which her character is approached by Booth and Brennan to stop the imminent execution of a condemned killer they believe is innocent. »
Almost all of Danny Castellano’s family stuck in a small house in Queens? “Old, furious feelings” flying free? Annette in a blonde wig?
This Tuesday’s Mindy Project sounds like our idea of a party.
In the exclusive video below, star/series creator Mindy Kaling sets up the contentious episode, in which Danny brings his visiting father (returning guest star — and Rhea Perlman’s Cheers ex-hubby — Dan Hedaya) and half sister (Madison Moellers, Mistresses) to dinner at his ma’s place. »
“I don’t normally do roasts, but I had to step out for my guy Biebs,” Hart said in a statement. “It’s his big 21. It’s about to be Operation: Roast Everyone’s Ass.”
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And on Tuesday, Feb. 17, you’ll get to see for yourself.
The episode (Fox, 9/8c) finds Jess and the gang traveling to Oregon for Bob and Ashley’s wedding — yep, that crazy pair is really going through with it.
The trip also provides a chance for the roomies to examine remnants from their pal’s past (including the aforementioned Jared Leto haircut, »
Zooey Deschanel is ''so excited'' to meet her unborn baby. The 'New Girl' star, who recently confirmed she is expecting her first child with fiancé Jacob Pechenik, admits she is overjoyed to be pregnant. The 35-year-old actress said: ''I'm really excited. I'm so excited. I'm just so excited to meet my baby! We're very excited.'' The brunette beauty still has to hide her growing baby bump on the set of the comedy series because her character Jess isn't going to be pregnant. She told E! News: ''It's been pretty easy to hide in costumes so far! And we only have about four episodes left in the season, so we're doing pretty well.'' The actress will have approximately five months off soon as production on the current series will wrap up in early March. Meanwhile, Zooey's co-star Jake Johnson, who plays Nick Miller on the show, thinks »
Some unlikely actors have been inspired by the Oscar-winning icon. As the BFI launches a retrospective, we pick our favourites
In a slew of romantic and screwball comedies of the 1930s and 40s, Katharine Hepburn defied convention by playing women who were independent, forthright and unruly. She had the audacity to behave that way off-screen, too. Myth and nostalgia would have you believe she was unique, but she has spawned many kindred spirits working today. Less the manic pixie such as Zooey Deschanel or Kirsten Dunst, or feisty beauties such as Penelope Cruz or Jennifer Lawrence, or even scatty navel-gazers such as Greta Gerwig or Lena Dunham. Here are 10 Hollywood actors who have channelled Hepburn’s chutzpah, and whose shtick wouldn’t exist without her.
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- Isabel Stevens
TVLine reports that the actor, who plays Coach on the Fox comedy, will depart the series at the end of its current fourth season. No reason for his exit was explained.
"I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to come back to New Girl in Season 3 to reprise the role of Coach," Wayans told TVLine in a statement. "Working with this incredibly talented and funny cast and crew has been one of the best experiences of my career."
Wayans was originally cast as Coach in the "New Girl" pilot, but bowed out of the series when his ABC show "Happy Endings" was unexpectedly renewed. He was replaced in the ensemble by Lamorne Morris's Winston, though he returned in a guest starring stint in season three, and became a series regular again for season four. »
- Katie Roberts
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