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How Laird Hamilton and Gabrielle Reece Have Stayed Together For 20 years After Facing Divorce: 'Sometimes It’s Stormy, Sometimes It’s Calm'

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How Laird Hamilton and Gabrielle Reece Have Stayed Together For 20 years After Facing Divorce: 'Sometimes It’s Stormy, Sometimes It’s Calm'
Legendary big-wave rider Laird Hamilton and pro volleyball champion Gabrielle Reece are revealing the secret to making their nearly 20-year marriage work.

“I say it’s called a relation ‘ship,’” Hamilton, 53, tells People in this week’s issue, on newsstands Friday. “We are in a boat, we have to work together. Sometimes it’s stormy, sometimes it’s calm, but you have to put the effort in and you have to want to.”

Hamilton jokingly adds, “I just agree with everything that she says, and then it works fantastic.”

The athletically gifted couple wed in November 1997 and share daughters Reece,
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Istanbul Stray Cats Film ‘Kedi’ Leads Critics’ Choice Documentary Nominations

Istanbul Stray Cats Film ‘Kedi’ Leads Critics’ Choice Documentary Nominations
The Broadcast Film Critics Assn. (Bfca) and Broadcast Television Journalists Assn. (Btja) jointly announced the nominees for the second annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards Monday.

Leading the nominations with four was “Kedi,” a Turkish chronicle of the stray cats of Istanbul directed by Ceyda Torun.

“The inaugural event last year was such a fantastic night, we cannot wait to celebrate the leading lights in the doc world at our second annual event,” said Bfca president Joey Berlin. “This is a golden age for documentary filmmaking and nonfiction television and we’re proud to help audiences find the best of the best.”

California Typewriter,” “Chasing Coral,” “City of Ghosts,” “Cries From Syria,” and “Dawson City: Frozen Time” all picked up multiple nominations.

Oscar- and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Joe Berlinger (“Paradise Lost” Trilogy, “Metallica: Some Kind of Monster”) will receive the Critics’ Choice Impact Award.

One rule change of note this year: There is no longer a distinction between theatrical
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Harry Dean Stanton’s Last Film ‘Lucky’ Leads Crowded Specialty Box Office

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Harry Dean Stanton’s Last Film ‘Lucky’ Leads Crowded Specialty Box Office
Nearly 30 specialized films debuted in New York and/or Los Angeles this week. And with Yom Kippur falling right during the weekend, it meant most potentially high-end titles avoided the date (unlike last weekend).

Perhaps the highest-profile among them, “Our Souls at Night” starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda, is debuting on Netflix film at the same time it played a few scattered big city play dates (grosses are not available).

Among those that opened, “Lucky” (Magnolia), Harry Dean Stanton’s second to last acting role, opened ahead of the rest. The initial limited full week (prior to its one-day showings) of “Pearl Jam: Let’s Play Two” (Abramorama) showed some strength, while “Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House” (Sony Pictures Classics) fared less well in its limited showings. An exclusive opening in Los Angeles of the surfer documentary “Take Every Wave” (IFC) in Los Angeles was impressive,
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San Sebastián: Film Constellation Rolls Out Rory Kennedy’s Laird Hamilton Portrait ‘Take Every Wave’ (Exclusive)

San Sebastian — Suggesting the pull of major documentaries on extreme sports legends, London-based Film Constellation has rolled out Rory Kennedy’s weighty “Take Every Wave: the Life of Laird Hamilton,” a portrait of legendary big wave surfer, to multiple major territories.

In banner international deals, Film Constellation has closed France (Groupe Ab, Canal Plus), Germany/Austria, one of Europe’s biggest extreme sports movies markets (Universum), China (Jushi Films) and Latin America (Polar Star). Cai Chang has acquired Taiwanese rights, Captive those for airlines.

Previous sales were closed together with UTA Independent Film Group for Canada with Mongrel and for Australia with Madman.

In a deal announced this April, UTA brokered a U.S. sale to Sundance Selects/IFC Films, which will release “Take Every Wave” on Sept. 29. The U.K., Scandinavia, Spain and Japan are currently in negotiation, according to Film Constellation founder Fabien Westerhoff. The two-hour documentary feature world premiered at January’s Sundance Festival
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Trading Spaces Is Bringing Back All the Original Designers You Were Hoping for — and Some Intriguing New Faces

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Trading Spaces Is Bringing Back All the Original Designers You Were Hoping for — and Some Intriguing New Faces
Go ahead, call it a comeback!

Any Trading Spaces aficionado will tell you the hit TLC show, which aired from 2000 to 2008, was just as much about the rotating cast of designers’ big personalities as it was about redecorating on a budget.

On Wednesday, TLC announced the lineup for the show’s forthcoming reboot after a 10-year hiatus, and almost every fan favorite from the original series is making a return. Joining host Paige Davis, who signed on in July, will be Doug Wilson, Genevieve Gorder, Hildi Santo-Tomas, Vern Yip, Frank Bielic, and Laurie Smith. Beloved carpenters Ty Pennington and Carter Oosterhouse will also be back.
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San Sebastian's Savage Cinema announced by Amber Wilkinson - 2017-08-22 15:29:25

Laird Hamilton in Take Every Wave - this is the story of an American icon who changed the sport of big wave surfing forever. Transcending the surf genre, this in-depth portrait of a hard-charging athlete explores the fear, courage and ambition that push a man to greatness — and the cost that comes with it. Photo: Rory Kennedy Rory Kennedy and Jennifer Peedom are among the filmmakers who will be bringing their latest work to San Sebastian's Savage Cinema section this September.

Peedom, who was BAFTA nominated for Sherpa last year, presents documentary Mountain, featuring narration from Willem Dafoe. Kennedy's Take Every Wave - which had its premiere at Sundance - documents the life of surfer Laird Hamilton.

They join four additional films in the section of the festival dedicated to sports and adventure films.

The full list (with descriptions courtesy of the festival) is:

Mountain, Jennifer Peedom (Australia)

A unique
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San Sebastian: Features by Rory Kennedy, Jennifer Peedom Play Savage Cinema

Madrid — “Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton,” by Oscar-nominated docu filmmaker Rory Kennedy (“Last Days in Vietnam”) and Australian Jennifer Peedom’s documentary “Mountain” figure among the six titles playing at San Sebastian Festival’s 5th Savage Cinema sidebar.

A pioneering initiative to profile many of the year’s best action sports/adventure productions at an A-grade festival, Savage Cinema was launched in 2013 by San Sebastian, in partnership with Red Bull Media House. During the upcoming 65th San Sebastian edition, Savage Cinema will focus on the exceptional lives of surfers Laird Hamilton and Kai Lenny, the discovery of Desert Point, and the fascination of climbing summits.

In “Take Every Wave,” Kennedy, who also won an Emmy Award in 2007 with “Ghosts of Abu Ghraib,” tells the story of the iconic American athlete Laird Hamilton, who changed the sport of big wave surfing forever. Transcending the surf genre, the docu marks an in-depth portrait of a hard-charging
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Maui Film Festival Draws Film Fans and Stars to Hawaii

Maui Film Festival Draws Film Fans and Stars to Hawaii
In an ever-more crowded calendar of summer film festivals, the Maui event stands out for its popularity. It celebrates its 18th anniversary this year and offers both casual fans and ardent cineastes from around the world a compelling mixture of sun, sand and cinema.

“What sets us apart from other film festivals is location, location, location,” says festival founder and director Barry Rivers. “We have the incredible natural beauty of Maui, ranging from mountains to jungle to beaches, and the spectacular ocean. All that serves as a backdrop to the festival. And most of the venues are outside, including our Celestial Cinema at the Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Course, and our Toes-in-the-Sand Cinema on Wailea Beach at the Four Seasons.”

The latter venue will host this year’s Short Film Showcase. “It’s free,” adds Rivers. “Where else can you sit under the stars on a balmy night on a beautiful beach and watch a great movie for free?”

Rivers says he’s particularly thrilled with this year’s film program. “We’ve got a great collection of indie films, including our opening night dramedy ‘Beatriz at Dinner,’ starring Salma Hayek, John Lithgow and Connie Britton, and directed by Miguel Arteta, which has been getting great reviews.”

The festival will close with a diverse slate, including “Holy [un]Holy River,” about India’s Ganges, and “The Trip to Spain,” the third in the popular road trip series featuring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, again directed by Michael Winterbottom.

Adds Rivers, “We’ll also show some terrific surf films, which people really love out here, including ‘The Big Wave Project — A Band of Brothers.’”

Screening on the second night, and five years in the making, the film was directed by Tim Boynton and features many of the biggest names in the big-wave surfing world.

Also screening is “Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton,” which profiles the local surfing legend, and “Proximity” which features eight of the world’s best surfers.

“We’ve also got a few films that speak to matters of the spirit, and address how people spend their time on the planet, such as ‘Given’ and ‘Heal,’” he says.

Other highlights include various filmmaker panels, Q&A sessions, honoree events and private VIP soirees, as well as open-to-all themed culinary celebrations. “We have three taste events, starting on opening night with a Taste of Summer, and our launch party, with cocktails, dinner and live music. On Friday we do Taste of Chocolate, and on Saturday we do Taste of Wailea, which will feature about 13 local chefs from all the local resorts and hotels.”

While the festival has come a very long way since the early days, Rivers says, it hasn’t been without challenges. “We’re so far from the mainland, it’s a bit like the early space shots – you need double or triple redundancies built in, just in case.”

Pictured above: “Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton,” which profiles the surfing legend who grew up in Hawaii.

Mauii Film Festival Honorees:

Karen Gillan

Rising Star

The Scottish actress’ big breakthrough came in 2009 when she landed the role of Amy Pond in “Doctor Who.” She then snagged the role of Nebula in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and stars in Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” out in December. She has also completed production on her feature film directorial debut, “The Party’s Just Beginning,” which she also wrote and in which she stars.

Freida Pinto

Shining Star

Since arriving on the international scene in 2008’s Oscar-winning “Slumdog Millionaire,” the Indian actress has successfully fought typecasting. She’s currently playing a radical activist opposite Idris Elba in Showtime’s limited series “Guerrilla,” set in1970s London and directed by John Ridley. Pinto also stars in Warners Bros.’ “Jungle Book,” out in 2018.

Connie Britton

Navigator Award

The four-time Emmy nominee and star of “Beatriz at Dinner,” which is screening at the Maui fest, is supremely versatile, with credits including “Friday Night Lights,” “Nashville,” “American Horror Story” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.” Britton recently shot “Land of Steady Habits,” written and directed by Nicole Holofcener, and “Professor Marston & The Wonder Women.”

Pierce Brosnan

Pathfinder

The Irish-born star got his big break in the 1980s TV hit “Remington Steele” before moving into films and showcasing his range in both spy thrillers (“The Fourth Protocol”) and comedies (“Mrs. Doubtfire”). But Brosnan also played the iconic James Bond in four films, and his resume is eclectic: “Dante’s Peak,” “The Matador,” “Mamma Mia!” and his current project, AMC’s “The Son.”

Related storiesPierce Brosnan, Freida Pinto, Connie Britton Added to Maui HonoreesMaui Film Festival Announces Karen Gillan as Rising Star Award RecipientPierce Brosnan Writes Tribute to Roger Moore: 'We Fell in Love With a Magnificent Actor'
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Laird Hamilton Says Menstruating Women Invite Shark Attacks (Video)

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[[tmz:video id="0_w990f2bv"]] Surfing legend Laird Hamilton has some simple, and possibly controversial, shark advice -- if you're a woman and you're on your period, stay outta the water ... 'cause you're gonna get bit. We got Laird in Malibu, naturally, and asked him about the rash of shark sightings on SoCal beaches lately. He downplayed the danger ... well, unless you're a woman. Look, Laird's like the closest thing to a real-life Aquaman -- it's rare to catch
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Laird Hamilton Documentary ‘Take Every Wave’ Acquired By Sundance Selects

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Laird Hamilton Documentary ‘Take Every Wave’ Acquired By Sundance Selects
Exclusive: After making his bow at Sundance last January, extreme surfer Laird Hamilton has caught his wave with Sundance Selects. The distributor has acquired U.S. rights to Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton, the documentary directed by Last Days in Vietnam and Ethel helmer Rory Kennedy. The film seemed to take the baton from Riding Giants, another seminal surfing film that briefly described how Hamilton was growing from Hawaii surf rat toward the sport's…
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Film Constellation boards Laird Hamilton doc

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Film Constellation boards Laird Hamilton doc
Exclusive: Doc-biopic directed by Oscar-nominated Rory Kennedy.

UK sales outfit Film Constellation has boarded sales on a doc-biopic of surfing icon Laird Hamilton, directed by Rory Kennedy (Last Days In Vietnam).

Take Every Wave examines the life of the big wave pioneer and the passion and fear driving his exploits.

The film will combine new footage with interviews and archive material spanning four decades of the athlete’s career from California, Hawaii, Tahiti to Europe.

Film Constellation’s Fabien Westerhoff said: “What Ayrton Senna was to Formula 1, Laird Hamilton is to the surf world. A driven sportsman, inspiring millions by pushing the boundaries of a discipline to new and uncharted territories. We look forward to introducing the film to audiences worldwide”.

The film’s sound-track feature’s a mix of rock tracks from artists including the Ventures, Jack Nitzsche and the Pixies.

Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton, is a [link
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Sarasota Film Festival to Open and Close with Women-Directed Films

Paris Can Wait

This year’s Sarasota Film Festival will feature women-directed films on Opening and Closing Night. According to a press statement from the festival, Rory Kennedy’s “Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton” will kick everything off and Eleanor Coppola’s “Paris Can Wait” will serve as the finale.

“Take Every Wave,” which recently screened at Sundance, is a documentary about big-wave surfer Laird Hamilton, who is “like an action figure sprung to life, complete with extraordinary physical abilities, a penchant for criss-crossing the globe, and a complete lack of fear.” As Kennedy explained to Women and Hollywood, the film is an unorthodox sports doc and tells “a universal story about human potential — about striving, about the power of an individual to overcome limits, and about the ability we all have to shape our own destiny.”

Coppola’s “Paris Can Wait,” which hits theaters May 12, stars Diane Lane as Anne. As the film’s summary reads, “Long married to a successful, driven but inattentive movie producer (Alec Baldwin), [Anne] unexpectedly finds herself taking a car trip from Cannes to Paris with a business associate of her husband (Arnaud Viard). What should be a seven-hour drive turns into a carefree two-day adventure.”

“This year’s festival is reflective of the power and strength women around the world showcase every day, and we couldn’t be happier,” Mark Famiglio, President of the fest, said in a statement.

And Kennedy and Coppola aren’t the only women Famiglio is referring to. Barbara Kopple’s doc “This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous,” about a a champion diver’s male to female transition, is one of the fest’s Centerpiece films. Jill Campbell’s doc about former NBA star Kenny Anderson, “Mr. Chibbs,” will have a special screening with students from the local Img Academy and Boys & Girls Club in attendance.

Additionally, Aisha Tyler’s (“Archer”) feature-length directorial debut, “Axis,” will screen in the Independent Visions Competition. “Axis” takes place entirely inside a car and follows Tristan (Emmett Hughes, also the film’s writer) on a particularly bad day.

Kennedy, Lane, Tyler, and Anderson are all expected to attend the festival, the press release notes.

The Sarasota Film Festival takes place March 31-April 9 in Sarasota, Florida. Descriptions for the women-directed films screening are below, courtesy of the fest.

Opening Night Film

Take Every Wave: The Life Of Laird Hamilton

(USA)

Director: Rory Kennedy

Producers: Rory Kennedy, Paul Speaker, Mark Bailey, Jack Youngelson

Big-wave surfer Laird Hamilton has always seemed like an action figure sprung to life, complete with extraordinary physical abilities, a penchant for criss-crossing the globe, and a complete lack of fear. In director Rory Kennedy’s exhilarating, careening and intimate documentary, we follow the charismatic Hamilton during a winter surf season on Hawaii’s Kauai Island, where Hamilton grew up and where an approaching El Nino storm system may now provide unprecedented waves for him to conquer. A competitive surfer since he was a teenager, Hamilton’s 30-plus years of celebrity has gone along with alongside a willingness to always challenge himself on his board. He’s dabbled in modeling and acting, introduced technical innovations into the sport, and famously rode a “wave of heaviest consequence” in Tahiti in 2000. With extraordinary images, Kennedy brings to the surface Hamilton’s story both in and out of the water, showing how both have been filled with epic moves. Dive in!

Closing Night Film

Paris Can Wait

(USA)

Director/ Producer: Eleanor Coppola

Cast: Diane Lane, Arnaud Viard, Alec Baldwin

Eleanor Coppola’s narrative directorial and screenwriting debut stars Academy Award® nominee Diane Lane as a Hollywood producer’s wife who unexpectedly takes a trip through France, which reawakens her sense of self and her joie de vivre. Anne (Lane) is at a crossroads in her life. Long married to a successfully driven but inattentive movie producer (Alec Baldwin), she finds herself taking a car trip from Cannes to Paris with a business associate of her husband (Arnaud Viard). What should be a seven-hour drive turns into a journey of discovery involving picturesque sights, fine food and wine, humor, wisdom, and much more.

Centerpiece

This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous

(USA)

Director: Barbara Kopple

Producers: Barbara Kopple, David Cassidy

A transgender Youtube star, Gigi Lazzarato, aka Gigi Gorgeous, tells the tale of her life, transition and fame in this intimate documentary by acclaimed Academy Award® winner Barbara Kopple (Harlan County USA, American Dream, Miss Sharon Jones). Formerly a competitive diver, Gregory Lazzarato’s path to who she really was includes losing her mother to cancer, coming out as gay, and living out loud to over 2.4 million Youtube subscribers. Kopple’s incisive style and Gigi’s glitzy reinvention make for a compelling study of an unforgettable journey.

Special Screening

Mr. Chibbs

(USA)

Director: Jill Campbell

Producers: Jill Campbell, Barry Greenstein, Dr. Michael J. Brunetti, John Getz, Gregory Gerhard

Former NBA All-Star and New York City basketball prodigy Kenny Anderson finds himself in the midst of a mid-life crisis ten years post-retirement. Having faced both his mother’s death and subsequent DUI, Anderson is forced to confront his questionable choices and adopt the father role that he previously neglected. On his journey of rehabilitation, Chibbs visits people and arenas from his past to reflect and discover what life is like after his famous title fades away.

Independent Visions Competition

Axis

(USA)

Director: Aisha Tyler

Producers: Aisha Tyler, Barry Sonders, Lemar Vertel Scott, R. Vaughn Gill

Cast: Emmett Hughes

Actress Aisha Tyler (Archer, The Talk, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Criminal Minds), in her directorial debut, shoots an entire film inside one car in Los Angeles. It’s not a great day for Tristan (Emmett Hughes, who is also the screenwriter) — his life is falling apart and everyone is abandoning him at his time of need. Taut, tense, claustrophobic, and dramatic.

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Surfer Laird Hamilton Tackled ‘Take Every Wave’ Documentary ‘100 Percent’ (Video)

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Surfer Laird Hamilton Tackled ‘Take Every Wave’ Documentary ‘100 Percent’ (Video)
Surfer Laird Hamilton has faced down waves up to 70 feet high, but for Rory Kennedy’s documentary “Take Every Wave,” he had to completely open himself up. “Laird approached this project much like he approaches a big wave. There are moments when it was uncomfortable, but he went in 100 percent straight in those moments,” Kennedy said to TheWrap’s Matt Donnelly. “Take Every Wave” is the remarkable story of an American icon who changed the sport of big wave surfing forever. Transcending the surf genre, this in-depth portrait of a hard-charging athlete explores the fear, courage and ambition that push a.
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Sundance Film Review: ‘Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton’

Sundance Film Review: ‘Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton’
Though as famous as any surfer living or dead, Laird Hamilton has never competed in that sport professionally — which he attributes to disinterest in “being judged,” but a longtime pal says is probably more because he “can’t stand losing.”

Those contrasting comments provide a rare moment of more penetrating insight in veteran documentarian Rory Kennedy’s “Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton.” This slick, entertaining portrait won’t provide many surprises for those who’ve followed the subject’s high-profile career — as pretty much anyone interested in surfing has — but should fascinate others for whom he’s a less familiar personality. And it almost goes without saying, but footage of his often-astounding wave-riding, which now stretches back nearly five decades, is golden whether you’ve seen its like before or not.

The film’s more or less chronological approach starts with his free-spirited late single mother Joann
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Sundance Live: Watch Rory Kennedy Discuss ‘Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton’

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Sundance Live: Watch Rory Kennedy Discuss ‘Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton’
What drives a man to surf down an avalanche of 100 feet of water? It’s a question Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning director/producer Rory Kennedy explores in her portrait of legendary surfer Laird Hamilton, which will premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

“Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton” includes incredible cinematography of Hamilton’s death-defying surfing, but the film is also an intimate look at the life of the man who became the legend. It’s a film that forced Kennedy into a wide array of shooting circumstances, requiring different techniques and equipment to capture the surfer’s story.

Kennedy is at Sundance for the film’s premiere and will be stopping by the Canon Creative Studio on Main Street in Park City to talk with IndieWire about shooting her latest film, which you can watch on Facebook Live.

Click here to stream the live discussion at 6:
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Gabrielle Reece Says Husband Laird Hamilton Keeps Her ‘Inspired and Motivated’ to Stay Fit

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Gabrielle Reece Says Husband Laird Hamilton Keeps Her ‘Inspired and Motivated’ to Stay Fit
Former pro volleyball player Gabrielle Reece and her husband, surfer Laird Hamilton, are both superstar athletes â€. but they rarely work out together.

“We joke that the only time we really work out together is in the pool because you can’t talk because you’re underwater,” Reece, 46, told People while at Sambazon’s “Train Like a Warrior” event in Malibu on Wednesday. “We do the pool and sauna and icing together, but our other training we do separate. I feel if you’re married and live together, you need to create your own spaces.”

But they do encourage each
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TV News Roundup: Showtime Moves Up ‘The Circus’ Premiere in Light of Dramatic Presidential Race

TV News Roundup: Showtime Moves Up ‘The Circus’ Premiere in Light of Dramatic Presidential Race
In today’s TV news roundup, Showtime has set an early return for “The Circus,” thanks to the wild election season. Plus, Dwayne Johnson’s holiday special has announced its line-up of stars, and “Bad Girls Club” has been renewed.

Casting:

Nickelodeon star Lance Lim will guest star on ABC’s “Speechless,” Variety has learned exclusively. Lim will play a character named Justin Chang, described as “one of the cool boys in school” whom Ray (Mason Cook) is hoping to impress. Lim is repped by The Park Noack Agency and Velocity Entertainment.

“Bones” will feature guest star Nathan Gamble, known for the “Dolphin Tale” movies, in an upcoming episode. Full storyline details are being kept under wraps, but Gamble will play a teenager who flees the scene of a crime when he thinks he’s being busted for underage drinking. Gamble is repped by Paradigm, Strong Management, Commercial Talent and Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner
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The Rock Reveals Famous Friends Joining His ‘Rock the Troops’ Spike TV Special

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The Rock Reveals Famous Friends Joining His ‘Rock the Troops’ Spike TV Special
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson took to social media this morning to announce a star-studded cast for his Spike TV special, “Rock the Troops,” and he promises it will be “an epic historic event.” Johnson started his video by saying that “an incredible group of my buddies have decided to join me for “Rock the Troops.” His “incredible” buddies include Kevin Hart (of course), George Clooney, Jack Black, Keegan Michael-Key, Scott Eastwood, Rob Riggle, Jack Black, Jeff Ross, Laird Hamilton and Jb Smoove. “Rock the Troops” is a music and entertainment event held in memoriam of the 75th anniversary of
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San Sebastian: New York’s Submarine Picks Up World Sales Rights to Takuji Masuda’s ‘Bunker77’

San Sebastian: New York’s Submarine Picks Up World Sales Rights to Takuji Masuda’s ‘Bunker77’
San Sebastian — New York-based Submarine Entertainment has acquired world sales rights to Takuji Masuda’s “Bunker77,” a feature length documentary on the life of surfing legend Bunker Spreckels.

Bunker77” world premiered Sept. 22 at the San Sebastian Festival’s Savage Cinema section.

The documentary, winner in March of a Work in Progress award at the Sun Valley Film Festival’s The Film Lab, will debut in the U.S. at October’s Hamptons Festival, where Edward Norton, a “Bunker77” exec producer, will present the screening.

“Bunker 77” chronicles the extraordinary figure of Bunker Spreckels, Clark Gable’s stepson, heir to the Spreckels sugar fortune, a surfer, but also a big game hunter, martial arts aficionado, wild man and self-styled player who dressed like a pimp.

Spreckels attempted to earn immortality by hiring Craig Stecyk, a chronicler of California surf and skate scene, and photographer Art Brewer to capture his life. The project
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Orlando Bloom & Laird Hamilton -- We Know How to Get It in the Hole (Photo Gallery)

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Orlando Bloom and surfing legend Laird Hamilton played a little game of get in the hole, but this one was more exciting than golf. The competitive juices were flowing Thursday in Malibu with a little Cornhole action. Check out the pics ... they got caught up in some friendly competition. Oh, and we don't know what kinda workout Orlando's been doing, but keep it up! Read more
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