She sees dead people.
From January 2005 until January 2011, Patricia Arquette played the role of Allison DuBois, wife, mother, would-be lawyer, and Medium to the Phoenix District Attorney Office. Brought to television life by Glenn Gordon Caron, who had also developed and produced Moonlighting, the show that kicked off Bruce Willis’ career – the show was based on the story and exploits of real-life psychic investigator Allison DuBois, a Phoenix native who worked as an intern for the city’s D.A. and who wrote a book called Don’t Kiss Them Good-bye.
The conversation surrounding potential supporting actress nominees includes some names familiar to the Oscar race, such as Meryl Streep (Into the Woods), and some that could be nominated for the first time, such as Emma Stone (Birdman). The list of potential contenders also includes Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) and Rene Russo (Nightcrawler), two ladies that have flown under the radar since the 90s but could mark their return with first-time Oscar nominations.
Arquette’s role as the mother in Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, a film that chronicles 12 years in a young boy’s (played by Ellar Coltrane) life as he grows up in a divorced household, has been generating Oscar buzz since the film premiered at Sundance. Arquette was involved in a few projects during those 12 years of filming, which was possible due to the sporadic nature of shooting, only three to four days a year.
And all your favorites were there: Tamra Barney's '80s Bunco party on "Real Housewives of Orange County," the night Camille Grammer invited medium (and all-around awful person) Allison Dubois to dinner on "Rhobh," the time Sheree Whitfield tugged on Kim Zolciak's wig on "Rhoa" and just about every dinner at which Golnesa "Gg" Gharachedaghi drank any alcohol on "Shahs of Sunset."
But, only one dinner could reign supreme as the No. 1 "Dinner From Hell." So, which took top honors? The table flip, of course. You remember the moment that catapulted "Real Housewives of New Jersey" and Teresa Giudice into legendary status.
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The tradition of big names producing signature shows continues this season with Rebel Wilson's "Super Fun Night" on ABC. Wilson is producing her American TV debut along with comedian Jeff Ross and Conan O'Brien and his Conaco Productions, who was behind "Andy Barker, P.I." and the short-lived NBC drama "Outlaw," starring Jimmy Smits.
O'Brien also co-created "Super Fun Night" with Wilson and had only the highest praises for her at the Television Critics Association Summer 2013 press tour earlier this month, comparing Wilson's character Kimmie to Lucille Ball and Tina Fey's iconic characters.
Alliances shifted as a result of Brandi's revelation of Adrienne's shocking secret. Kyle attacks Kim for telling Adrienne at the soiree, but Camille sides with Kim. Mauricio is furious with Brandi, defending his men-in-heels buddy, while Taylor, while not actually supporting Brandi, tries to steal the spotlight and paint herself as a terrified victim of Paul's aggression.
Ironically, Taylor also resurrects Camille's tea-party revelation about her abusive husband, the late Russell Armstrong -- not really comparable, considering that Taylor made no secret of her domestic violence, before Camille voiced it while the Bravo cameras were rolling.
Another mystery: Who is Brandi's escort to this party? He's kind of creepy.
Lisa, spared the fracas by her husband Ken's hip-replacement surgery, is exasperated by her demanding patient.
While Bravo shook up the third season of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" with an epic, profanity-laced scream-fest last week, it seems as though the series returned to its previously sleepy ways. This is probably because Brandi's "bombshell" was still edited out of the entire show. Seriously, Bravo? You pull this with not one, but two episodes? I do not appreciate it.
Viewers returned to Brandi's war with Adrienne and Paul Maloof at Mauricio's windy rooftop party. We were reminded of Adrienne's whole Brandi "slept till 3:00 p.m. and left [her] kids alone" accusation, and witnessed a drawn out version of the Maloofs exiting the party.
After they left, the housewives avec Camille, but sans Lisa and Yolanda, were left to ride that drama wave for as long as possible.
Here’s how: Medium star Patricia Arquette will play a call girl on a November episode of the NBC procedural, TVLine has learned. Small-screen vet Anne Meara will play her mom.
In the episode – which also features guest star Jason Gedrick (Dexter) – an armed and dangerous man goes on a killing spree in New York City. Arquette’s character Jeannie is a prostitute with whom the murderer has a weekly appointment… and she’s nowhere to be found. The
Think of Patricia Arquette and you very likely think of her role as kickass callgirl Alabama in the 90s cult classic True Romance – directed, of course, by the mighty Tony Scott, who died last weekend. Since 2005, though, Arquette has been quietly starring in underrated supernatural police procedural Medium.
Arquette's character Allison DuBois is a psychic medium working for the district attorney in Phoenix, Arizona. She dreams about crimes, sometimes before they have happened, gets given clues by ghosts, can talk to dead people – and eventually persuades the authorities to use her abilities to their advantage. Which all sounds pretty preposterous, until you realise it is based on a real-life Allison DuBois, a "psychic profiler" who really did work in law enforcement and serves as consultant on the show. Writer Glenn Gordon Caron,
New O.C. Housewife Heather Dubrow decides to get the girls and their guys together for a bowling and "champs" (er, champagne) party, and Gretchen Rossi invites a guest -- Sarah Winchester. Sarah's stint at the party makes her out to be a rabble-rouser fueled by alcohol, which sounds a lot like someone else "Housewives" fans know -- electronic-cigarette-smoking Allison DuBois, who stirred up major drama among "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" when she was invited to Camille Grammer's pizza and (really strong) cocktail party in Season 1.
Vicki Gunvalson and boyfriend Brooks Ayers arrive at Heather's party, and everything's going swimmingly. Vicki even exchanges hugs and
"I can't say too much at this moment, but we couldn't get it worked out," Grammer tells Us Weekly.
"I love these girls. I really do," she says of fellow "Real Housewives" Kim and Kyle Richards, Taylor Armstrong, Lisa Vanderpump and Adrienne Maloof. "I've had so much fun with the franchise, but I guess the producers and I couldn't come to an agreement."
She adds that she would have "definitely" been back for another season had they been able to reach an agreement. However, based on what she said to E! Online, it sounds like that may not have been such a certainty in her mind.
The segment started off with a preview clip from the show in which Kim admits that she's an alcoholic. Reflecting on her at times rocky relationship with her sister, Kyle told "Gma" that, "There was a lot of passive agressiveness going on between the two of us ... The limo fight ... there were things going on that the audience wasn't aware of. I had a lot of pain and built-up anger and frustration towards her and obviously she did towards me too. It was a vicious cycle," she explained.
Richards also discussed the psychological toll that the "Housewives" reunions take on the cast.
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