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Jeff Bridges, Olivia Munn, Adrian Grenier Join Sierra Club’s New Arts & Entertainment Council

Jeff Bridges, Olivia Munn, Adrian Grenier Join Sierra Club’s New Arts & Entertainment Council
Jeff Bridges, Olivia Munn and “Entourage” star Adrian Grenier are among the inaugural class tapped for the Sierra Club’s arts and entertainment council — a network of Hollywood talent and execs.

The grassroots environmental organization formed the council to raise awareness and finance future campaigns. The group has set a goal to eliminate fossil fuels and achieve a clean energy economy by 2050.

“We’re very fortunate when our entertainment partners are able to shine their powerful spotlight on our work to explore, enjoy and protect the planet,” said Melissa Sun, Sierra Club’s director of entertainment partnerships. “Whether they want to help get kids and veterans outdoors or combat climate change, we collaborate to ensure that moment makes an impact.”

Other notable names include filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, Jennifer Connelly and noted actress and activist Susan Sarandon.

Complete list of members:

Adam Gardner

Adrian Grenier

Amber Valetta

Andrew Reich

Ariel Schulman
See full article at Variety - TV News »

Jeff Bridges, Olivia Munn, Adrian Grenier Join Sierra Club’s New Arts & Entertainment Council

Jeff Bridges, Olivia Munn, Adrian Grenier Join Sierra Club’s New Arts & Entertainment Council
Jeff Bridges, Olivia Munn and “Entourage” star Adrian Grenier are among the inaugural class tapped for the Sierra Club’s arts and entertainment council — a network of Hollywood talent and execs.

The grassroots environmental organization formed the council to raise awareness and finance future campaigns. The group has set a goal to eliminate fossil fuels and achieve a clean energy economy by 2050.

“We’re very fortunate when our entertainment partners are able to shine their powerful spotlight on our work to explore, enjoy and protect the planet,” said Melissa Sun, Sierra Club’s director of entertainment partnerships. “Whether they want to help get kids and veterans outdoors or combat climate change, we collaborate to ensure that moment makes an impact.”

Other notable names include filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, Jennifer Connelly and noted actress and activist Susan Sarandon.

Complete list of members:

Adam Gardner

Adrian Grenier

Amber Valetta

Andrew Reich

Ariel Schulman
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Grandma Who Forced Girl to Run to Death Seemed 'Numb' While 9-Year-Old Fought for Her Life at Hospital, Says Witness

  • PEOPLE.com
The trial continues for an Alabama grandmother who is charged with capital murder for allegedly forcing her 9-year-old granddaughter, Savannah Hardin, to run for three hours as punishment for lying about eating candy bars. On Wednesday, jurors heard testimony from Kristen Green, who met Joyce Garrard at the hospital where Savannah was taken after she collapsed. She described Garrard as "very blunt," "numb" and "not what I would have expected" for someone whose granddaughter was on life support, Al.com reports. Green went on to testify that she passed Garrard a message from one of Savannah's teachers and the grandmother said: "[Expletive] her.
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Days Of Our Lives Star Jones To Retire

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Days Of Our Lives Star Jones To Retire
Renee Jones, who has portrayed TV's longest-running African-American character, has quit the daytime soap she has been a star of for over two decades.

Jones has announced she's walking away from her Lexie Carver role on Days of Our Lives.

She tells TV Guide magazine, "I am so excited about this decision. It's been on my mind for over a year. I am so grateful to Days for 20 years of steady employment... but I finally had to stop and ask myself, 'What really makes me happy? What really brings me joy in life?' And it's not acting. I just don't want to do this anymore.

"I was raised on a farm in Georgia and I want to get back to that silence, that solitude. I want to spend all day enjoying nature, experiencing God. Every so often production at Days will go dark for a couple of weeks and I feel relieved. I feel free. I'm like, 'Wow, there's a whole other world out there!' Acting now feels like a chore and I need a break.

"I want to hike, read books, take yoga classes. And then I'll think about what I want to do with my life. I would love to do charity work, especially something where I'm working with sick babies, holding them, just giving them love, helping them heal. That would be a dream. If something really, really great comes along acting-wise, maybe I would consider it. But I don't think so."

TVLine Items: Sarah Palin to Co-Host Today, Joel McHale Goes Live!, Days Vet Exits and More!

TVLine Items: Sarah Palin to Co-Host Today, Joel McHale Goes Live!, Days Vet Exits and More!
Today is going rogue with this week with Sarah Palin (and Ryan Seacrest), as NBC’s morning talk show wages battle with rival Good Morning America, which, as previously reported, has Katie Couric co-hosting through Friday.

The controversial Palin will turn the tables on the “gotcha media” this Tuesday, when she drops by Today on Tuesday to host opposite Matt Lauer. Meanwhile, American Idol frontman Seacrest is slated to appear Tuesday, as well, “to make a big NBC announcement.” (Today exec producer Jim Bell first tweeted the news.)

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'Days of Our Lives' scoop: Meet Lexie's (new) mom! -- Exclusive

'Days of Our Lives' scoop: Meet Lexie's (new) mom! -- Exclusive
An eccentric psychic is about to return to Salem.

EW has learned exclusively that Beverly Todd (Crash, Bucket List) will join NBC’s Days of Our Lives as Celeste, the nutty mom of Lexie Carver (Renee Jones). She will fill the role previously played by Tanya Boyd since 1994.

Todd will first appear on April 3 for a multi-episode arc. Here’s how the producers described Celeste when they put out the call for a “gorgeous African-American female” to play the character now: “Celeste is a unique character in every way. She has had a very sordid past with many errors in judgment.
See full article at EW.com - Inside TV »

Days of Our Lives' Deidre Hall, Drake Hogestyn Preview Their 'Exciting' Salem Homecoming

Days of Our Lives' Deidre Hall, Drake Hogestyn Preview Their 'Exciting' Salem Homecoming
John and Marlena’s Salem homecoming is (finally) upon us.

TVLine recently spoke to Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn, the suds vets behind daytime’s power couple, about their much anticipated return to NBC’s Days of Our Lives this Monday — a comeback that appears, at least for the moment, to be a happy one.

Tvline | Talk a little about what fans can expect from your respective returns to Salem.

Hall | Besides Drake and I coming back, there are lots of characters returning. Days‘ core family is once again going to be there for viewers, with the show doing family stories that are reality-driven.
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Vote: Best Dressed at Daytime Emmy Awards

Daytime television's hottest stars glammed it up for the red carpet at the Emmy Awards Sunday, where bright hues and silky frocks ruled the red carpet! Tell "Extra" -- Which fierce fashionista looked the best at the awards show?

Best Dressed Daytime Emmy AwardsTatyana Ali

Tyra Banks

Jennie Garth

Lori Loughlin

Susan Lucci

Rachael Ray

Bree Williamson

Rachel Zeskind

Lindsay Hartley

Renee Jones

Brenda Dickson

Laura Wright

Melissa Claire Egan

Shelley Hennig

Noelle Beck

Katherine Kelly Lang
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Reviewing the 'Friday the 13th' DVD Deluxe Editions: Part II

It only figures that Paramount Pictures would continue their DVD re-releases of the original Friday the 13th flicks with that 2009 remake still generating so much discussion. After all, it's not like a Hollywood studio to overlook an opportunity to make some extra money. Still, I have to give them at least a little bit of credit. A lot of care was taken in producing those Deluxe Editions of Friday the 13th, part I, II and III. The transfers were, by-and-large, excellent, the sound was a definite improvement and a lot of creativity went into compiling all the special features. If a studio is going to double-dip, for fans this is how it should be done. While none of these films are what I'd call my personal favorites, they're all such silly guilty pleasures it's hard to work up much in the way of anger towards those who might feel different.
See full article at Rope Of Silicon »

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