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Curb Your Enthusiasm star Cheryl Hines, 44, has apparently succeeded in channeling 5 ½-year-old Catherine Rose’s love of decorating into something a bit more charitable! The mom-daughter duo took part in the St. Joseph Center’s GingerBread For Good benefit on December 10 in Venice, California.
Earlier this year, Cheryl joked that her daughter’s obsession with paint-your-own pottery had become “a vicious cycle.”
“Now, every time I take her back to pick up her pottery, she wants to color something else.”
With a motto of “Planting Hope, Growing Lives,” the St. Joseph Center currently offers ten programs at »
Talk about a sweet surprise! David Cook was home in Kansas City, Mo., to sing the National Anthem at the Kansas City Chiefs game on Dec. 20 - his 27th birthday. But he didn't just celebrate with a football game! Instead, his family and friends surprised the rocker in his suite at the stadium, singing "Happy Birthday" and delivering a Cold Stone Creamery ice cream cake in his favorite flavor - chocolate chip cookie dough. "My 27th birthday was a great excuse to get a bunch of friends and family together," Cook tells People. "The Kansas City Chiefs organization was more than accommodating, »
- Jennifer Garcia
Short but certainly not sweet, this 84-minute black comedy probably wouldn't make good date-night viewing, unless a break-up was on the agenda as well. It's a mean-spirited meditation on marriage gone wrong, but worse than that, it's simply a bad film and a poor legacy for its talented screenwriter.
Hal Hartley favorite Adrienne Shelly was killed in 2006, just months before the release of her directorial debut, Waitress, which she also wrote. The script for Serious Moonlight was left behind after her death, and her husband, Andy Ostroy, sought to bring the project to the screen. Shelly's Waitress co-star Cheryl Hines makes her own directorial debut, but even her solid cast can't save this film from feeling unpolished and unfinished.
Though she's best known for playing Larry David's wife on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, Cheryl Hines got her start with The Groundlings, the famed improv group that produced such talents as Will Ferrell and Phil Hartman. That experience prepared her for Curb's largely unscripted comedy, but it also was an unexpected education for her new role as the director of the black comedy Serious Moonlight (read my review here). CinemaSpy participated in an interview with the actress about her transition to working behind the camera.
Hines' first surprise was being offered the job of directing the film. Serious Moonlight began as a script from Hines' director and costar in Waitress, Adrienne Shelly. In late 2006, Shelly was killed, leaving the finished Waitress and several scripts behind, including Serious Moonlight. The screenplay centers on Louise, a lawyer who is surprised to find her husband Ian is having an affair with a young woman. »
Anna Kendrick has really struck the gold with her Natalie Keener role in "Up in the Air". Having won the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress and been nominated at the 67th Annual Golden Globes, the actress who plays Jessica Stanley in the "Twilight Saga" series is nominated for another prestigious awards, the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.
On Thursday morning, December 17, the 24-year-old has been named among the nominees for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role. For the title, she will be competing against fellow "Up in the Air" star Vera Farmiga as well as other
Beside Anna Kendrick, the Screen Actors Guild also put her co-star and leading
man of the drama movie George Clooney for the Best Actor category. »
The morning the Screen Actors Guild announced the nominees for the 16th annual SAG awards. The actual ceremony will be held Saturday, January 23rd. There are a lot of gay-faves on the list of nominees.
For starters, Colin Firth picked up a nomination for A Single Man,and Sigourney Weaver is in the running for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries thanks to Prayers for Bobby.
And surprisingly (at least for me) the cast of True Blood is up for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
You can check out the full list of nominess after the break!
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Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
The reunion of the Seinfeld cast has seen Curb hit new heights. What will its star do after tonight's final episode?
Tonight the latest series of Curb your Enthusiasm comes to a close on More4. "How the hell do I top this?" Orson Welles asks in the new film Me and Orson Welles. After this superb season, Larry David might well be asking himself the same thing.
The last series of Curb was a bit of a disappointment, with Larry becoming a touch more unsympathetic – in one episode he stole flowers off a memorial to his friend's mother, twice – and the introduction of a black family playing on some pretty crude racial stereotypes. Frankly, David seemed to be running out of ideas.
But this year's season has marked a real return to form, with a killer series-long plotline that the 10 years of Curb now seem to have been leading up to. »
- Paul Owen
Nominees for the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG Awards) for both film and television categories were announced this morning. Michelle Monaghan and Chris O'Donnell announced the nominees at the Pacific Design Center's Silver Screen Theater in West Hollywood.
The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live nationally on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010 at 8 p.m. Et/Pt, 7 p.m. Ct, and 6 p.m. Mt from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. Recipients of the stunt ensemble honors will be announced from the SAG Awards red carpet during the TNT.TV and TBS.Com live pre-show webcasts.
If you want to predict the acting categories for the Oscars, look no further than the results of the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Voted by actors' peers, the SAG award has closely resembled the winners of the Oscars in the past few years.
For example, the SAG »
Veteran actress Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm) directs her first film, Serious Moonlight, a dark comedy that premiered as the opening-night film at this year's Austin Film Festival. This film depicts a couple who would seem to have a perfect marriage of 13 years, but turns out that the husband thinks otherwise. Louise (Meg Ryan), a high-powered Manhattan lawyer, is touched when she arrives for the weekend to her family’s upstate getaway to find it strewn with rose petals by her husband of 13 years, Ian...
Louise (Meg Ryan) is a high-powered Manhattan lawyer who finally manages to get away early for the weekend to their upstate home, where she finds her husband Ian (Timothy Hutton), who has also arrived early. Only Ian is expecting his young girlfriend Sara (Kristen Bell) and is planning on breaking the news to his wife that he's leaving her. Louise appears to take the news »
- Debbie Cerda
Last week on Brothers and Sisters, we were left with a huge question looming in the hospital ward. Is Kitty (Calista Flockhart) really dead? She fainted during the wedding, cutting it short, so the speculation ensues. But given the fact that the Walker family pulls through practically any situation, we're not betting on her sudden departure.
Further proof is the fact that Cheryl Hines has been dragged in, and Kristin Dos Santos of E! News has revealed the story arc she'll be involved in. Even though the info below is a bit spoiler-y, you knew it was coming. No, the Curb Your Enthusiasm actress won't be portraying another doctor of Kitty's.
"The Tyra Banks Show": Ricky Berens
Lots of good stuff today: Lithgow, Bateman, Zach Braff on 'Ellen,' Ray Romano on 'Regis' and 'Letterman' and, oh, I hope Bonnie Hunt yells at Jon Tenney for scamming Nora Walker out of a hundred grand last night...
The 2010s are fast approaching - 26 days and counting - and indieWIRE is continuing this weekly Friday chart devoted to glancing back at the past ten years. With a film opening each weekend as a starting point, we’re charting various sub-categories of 2000s film, focusing on their North American box office performance. This week, with Cheryl Hines-directed, Adrienne Shelly-written “Serious Moonlight” opening in theaters, iW decided to look back at … »
Jason Reitman’s “Up In The Air,” Jim Sheridan’s “Brothers,” Michael Hoffman’s “The Last Station,” Cheryl Hines’ “Serious Moonlight,” Kirk Jones’ “Everybody’s Fine” and Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Madeline Ivalu’s “Before Tomorrow” mark December 2009’s first five releases, an eclectic group that features some considerable Oscar contenders and an impressive bevy of star power. indieWIRE’s new criticWIRE, which features hundreds of grades for new and recent films from dozens of film critics and … »
Timothy Hutton spends most of Serious Moonlight, an irritating new comedy from director Cheryl Hines, duct-taped to a toilet. Serious Moonlight is 84 excruciating minutes of sub-sitcom dialogue, grating characters and a whole lot of shouting and I felt as though I was duct-taped to my theatre seat forced to watch the most labored, obnoxious movie I’ve sat through all year. Serious Moonlight is not interestingly odious, excitingly embarrassing, or cultishly screwed-up. It’s just dull, claustrophobic, and worst of all – never for a moment funny. Seriously.
Serious Moonlight begins when high-powered attorney Louise (Meg Ryan) arrives home early to surprise husband of 13 years Ian (Hutton) and finds flower petals strewn about the house. The romantic gesture is not for her but in anticipation of a visit by Ian’s much younger mistress, Sara (Kristen Bell), whom he expects to whisk off to Paris the next day and propose marriage. »
Directed by Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Cheryl Hines from a script by the late Adrienne Shelly, the bitter comedy Serious Moonlight is meant to be both funny and painful, but manages only the latter. Meg Ryan and Timothy Hutton (here billed as “Tim”) play a long-married couple whose union is on the verge of collapse, although only he knows it. When she walks into their country house and finds it strewn with rose petals, she assumes it’s a romantic surprise—which it is, but not for her. Hutton has laid out the floral display for his young mistress, Kristen »
With Kitty's cancer battle intensifying (don't miss the final Brothers & Sisters scenes of the calendar year this coming Sunday night), Kitty needs all the help she can get.
Expect the character to help Kitty transition into the next phase of her life, according to TV Guide. Sounds like Kitty's battle - and this week's episode - will be intense.
- email@example.com (Dr. Shepherd)
Cheryl Hines. path to the director.s chair is as far from conventional as you can get. She couldn.t even afford to train with the improvisational troupe, The Groundlings. For her birthday, her friends and the regulars at the bar she was working at, chipped in and paid for her very first class. A short while later, Hines auditioned for the show that would make her a household name, Curb Your Enthusiasm. Just as unlikely is her transition from actress to director. Well, actually, there wasn.t much of a transition. Hoping to find someone who understood the tone of the late Adrienne Shelly.s writing, Shelly.s husband and Serious Moonlight producer, Andy Ostroy, and his co-producer Michael Roy decided to offer the directorial gig to Hines. With zero feature film directing experience under her belt, Hines was not only taken aback, but confused. Once the dust settled »
Now that December is upon us, you can expect to hear about a lot of new releases you probably won't be able to see right away, unless you happen to live in a major market. Unfortunately, this is how it goes with films vying for year-end awards notice. Some of these hopeful contenders will show up at your multiplex around Christmas, when the marquee will be filled with so many new releases your head is likely to spin. Others will expand in January, and still others won't go wide until the Oscar nominations are announced on February 2. Meanwhile, we'll continue to see some titles released that don't have the benefit of an Oscar campaign and some that don't have the qualifying status to warrant such promotion.
This week's unLimited features a sure-thing Oscar contender, a dark comedy unlikely to be considered for any honors and a documentary that isn't qualified »
- Christopher Campbell
"Today": Barry Manilow
"The Early Show": The cast of "Dreamgirls", models the Victoria's Secret fashion show
"The Jay Leno Show": Pre-empted
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