18 items from 2015
Ellen Page is attached to star in the Rosalind Ross-penned indie drama "Lioness". The true story tale follows Lance Corporal Leslie Martz, a U.S. Marine and lesbian who was stationed in Haditha, Iraq. No director is attached at this stage.
Martz was sent to Afghanistan as a leader of a Female Engagement Team and tasked with the dual mandate of gaining the trust of Afghan women by equipping them with necessary skills for independence but also secretly extracting information from them about their Taliban husbands. [Source: THR]
Courteney Cox and Roselyn Sanchez have joined the cast of Paul Duddridge and Nigel Levy's drama "Mothers Day" which is currently shooting in Los Angeles. Susan Sarandon, Eva Amurri Martino, Sharon Stone, Christina Ricci and Paul Wesley also star.
The story is focused on a rock photographer who is riding a career high when an unlikely and unexpected »
- Garth Franklin
Courteney Cox and “Devious Maids” star Roselyn Sanchez have joined the cast of Paul Duddridge’s indie drama “Mothers Day,” it was announced Wednesday by producers Danielle James and Amy Williams, both of whom are working moms. Susan Sarandon and her daughter Eva Amurri Martino also star alongside Sharon Stone, Christina Ricci and “The Vampire Diaries” hunk Paul Wesley. Duddridge is making his feature directorial debut, while Nigel Levy is co-directing the film. Paige Cameron wrote the script based on a concept by Duddridge. Also Read: Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis to Reteam for Garry Marshall Comedy 'Mother's Day' “Mothers Day »
- Jeff Sneider
Producers are Danielle James and Amy Williams, who are both working mothers. The story is focused on a rock photographer who is riding a career high when an unlikely and unexpected pregnancy forces her to turn her lens inward.
Sanchez is on the Lifetime show “Devious Maids,” which is in production on its third season. She is represented by Apa and Alchemy Entertainment. »
- Dave McNary
The actress will play a Us Marine in the drama inspired by the real-life female soldiers who deployed alongside Special Forces under the Lioness Program.
Page will next be seen opposite Julianne Moore and Michael Shannon in Freeheld, which Lionsgate will release on October 2. She is currently filming Tallulah opposite Allison Janney for Route One Entertainment and Ocean Blue Entertainment.
In other casting news, Courteney Cox and Roselyn Sanchez have joined Susan Sarandon, Sharon Stone, Christina Ricci, Paul Wesley and Eva Amurri Martino on Paul Duddridge’s drama Mothers Day. Danielle James and Amy Williams are producing the film, currently in production in Los Angeles. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
The number of people and corporations ditching Donald Trump is growing faster than the list of Bill Cosby accusers, but many Latina Miss USA contestants are sticking with the pageant. Co-hosts Thomas Roberts, Cheryl Burke, Roselyn Sanchez, Cristian de la Fuente and Jeannie Mai have all dropped out. But several Latina beauties say they will still take part in the July 12 competition despite Trump’s controversial remarks about Mexican immigrants. “My mother is an immigrant from Nicaragua, and my father is of Mexican descent,” Miss California Natasha Alexis Martinez told Latina Magazine. “That’s a deep part of my family history, »
- Debbie Emery
The Miss USA pageant has named Todd Newton and Alex Wehrley as its new hosts, TheWrap has learned. Newton won a Daytime Emmy in 2010 for hosting “Family Game Night,” while Wehrley was Miss USA Wisconsin in 2009. Ok! TV’s Julie Alexandria has also been named as backstage host. They join the pageant amid ongoing controversy surrounding its co-owner, Donald Trump. On Tuesday, Jeannie Mai joined fellow former co-hosts Thomas Roberts, Cheryl Burke, Roselyn Sanchez and Cristian de la Fuente in dropping out of Miss USA. Also Read: 'The Real's' Jeannie Mai Becomes 5th Miss USA Co-Host to Dump »
- Joe Otterson
Miss USA co-host Jeannie Mai is the latest pageant participant to drop out of this year's event in the wake of controversial comments made by pageant co-owner and 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump. On Monday night, Mai announced on Instagram that she was withdrawing as co-host of this year's pageant. Last week, Mai defended her decision to stay on after co-hosts Thomas Roberts, Cheryl Burke, Roselyn Sanchez and Cristian de la Fuente dropped out by saying she couldn't abandon the pageant contestants. But Monday she said Trump's ongoing involvement with the pageant and the continuing controversy
- Hilary Lewis
This year's Miss USA pageant is still feeling the fallout after Donald Trump's anti-immigration comments. Shortly after the news that Cheryl Burke and Roselyn Sanchez were ditching their posts as co-hosts for the pageant, Flo Rida has cancelled his scheduled performance as well. TMZ first reported that the rapper was pulling the plug on his appearance, which was slated during the evening gown portion of the popular competition show. But there's one celeb that isn't abandoning the pageant, or the presidential hopeful, despite the ongoing controversy—and that's Jeannie Mai. "While I absolutely do not condone Mr. Trump's statements, after careful deliberation I have »
NFL legend Emmitt Smith is now distancing himself from Donald Trump ... backing out as a judge in the upcoming Miss USA pageant after Trump trashed Mexicans. Smith was one of 5 celebrity judges that was scheduled to participate on the show. Several high profile people have dropped out from the production including co-host Cheryl Burke, Flo Rida (who was supposed to perform) and Roselyn Sanchez. Don't forget Univision and NBC have also cut ties with Trump »
- TMZ Staff
[Updated] Miss Universe has been dealt two more blows in the wake of the Donald Trump controversy.
Burke cited NBC’s previous decision to pull the event due to its connection with the real estate mogul-turned-presidential candidate who is currently battling negative reactions to comments he made about immigration.
“In light of the recent statements made by Donald Trump and the subsequent decision by NBC to cut ties with Mr. Trump, I cannot in good conscience move forward with participating in this year’s Miss USA pageant as its co-host,” Burke said in a statement. “Effective today I have withdrawn from my duties with Miss USA. Although I will not be there in person, I wish all of the contestants much luck as I know how »
- Whitney Friedlander
The Miss USA team is getting even smaller! Roselyn Sanchez and Cristian de la Fuente, who were to be co-hosts of the Spanish simulcast of Miss USA 2015, have stepped down from their roles due to Donald Trump's anti-immigrant speech. Their decision comes hot on the heels of Univision's decision to cancel its broadcast of the show, and Colombian singer J Balvin's choice to cancel his performance during the beauty pageant. Talking via Facebook, Devious Maids actress Sanchez wrote a message in Spanish to explain her decision, declaring [...] »
The Miss USA team is getting even smaller! Roselyn Sanchez and Christian De La Fuente, who were to be co-hosts of the Spanish simulcast of Miss USA 2015, have stepped down from their roles due to Donald Trump's anti-immigrant speech. Their decision comes hot on the heels of Univision's decision to cancel its broadcast of the show, and Colombian singer J Balvin's choice to cancel his performance during the beauty pageant. Taking via Facebook, Devious Maids actress Sanchez wrote a message in Spanish to explain her decision, declaring [...] »
The list of those dropping out of any gigs that have to do with the Miss USA pageant is getting longer. Actress and Latin beauty Roselyn Sanchez is one of the latest to voice her disconcern with Donald Trump following his anti-immigrant speech, and subsequently announced that she will no longer serve as a co-host for the Spanish-language simulcast of Miss USA alongside actor Cristian De La Fuente, who also pulled out, along with Univision. Sanchez took to Facebook to address bowing out of the pageant in Spanish, which loosely translates to, "As a Latina, proud of my roots, culture and all that we have contributed to this nation, I decided to cancel my participation as co-host the Miss USA pageant. Not tolerate »
Roselyn Sanchez, the Puerto Rican singer-actress and star of Lifetime’s Devious Maids, has bowed out as co-host of the Miss USA pageant, citing Donald Trump’s comments in his June 16 presidential-bid speech as the reason. Read More J Balvin Cancels Miss USA Performance After Donald Trump's "Rapists" Immigrant Remarks "I was very excited and proud to have been invited to participate in Miss USA, but as a Latina, that is now inconceivable,” said Sanchez in a statement. “Although I am not Mexican, I am Puerto Rican and a proud Latina, and his comments were an insult
- Leila Cobo, Billboard.com
The Chilean actor who was slated to host the Miss USA pageant pulled out even before Univision pulled the plug, saying Donald Trump was "ignorant" and a "clown." Cristian de la Fuente, who stars in "Devious Maids," went nuts on Trump for calling Mexicans drug dealers and rapists. Cristian is not alone in his disdain. Roselyn Sanchez, his "Devious Maids" co-star, also pulled out and Univision officially pulled the plug Thursday morning. For his part, »
- TMZ Staff
Donald Trump's smack in the middle of a full scale Mexican backlash -- his Miss Universe Organization just lost a major TV deal over his rant about Mexican immigrants being rapists and drug dealers. Univision announced Thursday morning that it will not air the hugely popular Miss USA (owned by Miss Universe) competition ... which is coming up next month. Colombian singer J Balvin also pulled out in protest -- and as did co-hosts Roselyn Sanchez »
- TMZ Staff
Univision has ended its partnership with the Miss Universe Organization after Donald Trump, the organization’s part owner, made what Univision has deemed to be incendiary remarks against Mexican immigrants when he announced his campaign for presidency earlier this month.
“Today, the entertainment division of Univision Communications Inc. announced that it is ending the company’s business relationship with the Miss Universe Organization, which is part-owned by Donald J. Trump, based on his recent, insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants,” the company said. “At Univision, we see first-hand the work ethic, love for family, strong religious values and the important role Mexican immigrants and Mexican-Americans have had and will continue to have in building the future of our country. We will not be airing the Miss USA pageant on July 12th or working on any other projects tied to the Trump Organization.”
Trump announced his candidacy for president on June 16. In his speech, »
- Whitney Friedlander
Last season, Devious Maids' took a big hit in the ratings -- dropping about 30% when compared to the first season. How will the show perform this time around? Will this Lifetime series be cancelled or renewed for season four? Stay tuned.
Devious Maids revolves around a group of Latina maids who work in the homes of wealthy and powerful families in Beverly Hills. The large cast includes Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sánchez, Judy Reyes, Edy Ganem, Tom Irwin, Rebecca Wisocky, Brianna Brown, Brett Cullen, Grant Show, Susan Lucci, Drew Van Acker, Naya Rivera, Gilles Marini, Nathan Owens, Ivan Hernandez, and John O'Hurley.
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18 items from 2015
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