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Chicago – With the release of “The American,” it’s time to rally ‘round the flagpole and see if it waves. And that mix of metaphors conjures the great American film, the movies with American or America in their titles that have flown like an eagle soaring through red, white and blue skies on a starry night, punctuated by fireworks on the 4th of July.
American Beauty (1999)
Photo credit: Dreamworks
As unblinking and truthful story about the American Dream as any pre-9/11 film, Ab rides on the performance of Kevin Spacey as a burnt-out corporate nebbish named Lester who is unloved by his ambitious real estate agent wife (Annette Bening) and is quietly desperate about the life that has passed him by.
When Lester is unexpectedly freed from his 9 to 5 hell, he embarks on a journey which includes workouts, weed and lust – for an unattainable teenage friend of his daughter. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Here's British pop princess Susan Boyle in London on Tuesday ( left ) -- and Vicki Lawrence as matriarch Thelma Harper on the '80s TV series " Mama's Family " ( right ). Believe it or not, one of them is 49. We're just sayin'. Read more »
- TMZ Staff
Four years ago, Miley Cyrus was a young unknown making her debut on a Disney Channel comedy series, "Hannah Montana," with her real-life father, country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, playing her dad on the show.
The premise, an average teenager named Miley Stewart who moonlights as a rock star in a blonde wig named Hannah Montana, became an instant sensation. In no time at all, Cyrus was recording "Hannah Montana" soundtracks, embarking on a "Hannah Montana" singing tour, filming a concert movie and starring in a "Hannah Montana" feature film.
Now it's all about to come to an end. When season four, titled "Hannah Montana Forever," premieres on Sunday, July 11, on Disney Channel, it will be the final one as Cyrus has been eager to do her own thing. In fact, she has started already.
Cyrus, now 17, made her non- "Hannah" feature film debut earlier this year in "The Last Song, »
- By Zorianna Kit, Reuters
When Burnett was a student at UCLA, she performed at party in San Diego and a wealthy man came up to compliment Burnett on her performance.
She revealed she wanted to go to New York but didn't have the means to do it, so the man told her to come to his office in a week and there he lent her $1000. "I had never seen so many zeroes in my life," Carol tells Regis and Kelly.
There were three stipulations attached to the money -- she could never reveal who he was, she had to use the money to try to make it in New York and that if she became successful she had to help others the way he helped her.
4 items from 2010
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