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Ben Affleck might be on the cover of our Entertainers of the Year issue, but 2012 wasn’t so bad for Lena Dunham, either. Not only did she make our list of the year’s biggest talents in pop culture — earning a heartfelt tribute from Jon Hamm, who wrote it himself — she also scored an Emmy nomination for her new HBO comedy Girls, nabbed a role in Judd Apatow’s This is 40, signed a $3.5 million book deal, accepted an invitation to the Met Ball, and got the chance to interview her idol Nora Ephron about Ephron’s first movie, This is My Life, »
- Melissa Maerz
One of the fan-favorite couples on "Grey's Anatomy" (Thursdays at 9 p.m. Et on ABC) is in a very bad place, post-plane crash, and it might not be getting better anytime soon.
HuffPost TV caught up with one of the show's stars Sara Ramirez on set, and she was very forthcoming about the continuing struggles for her character Callie Torres and her wife Arizona Robbins, played by Jessica Capshaw.
Calzona fans breathed a collective sigh of relief last week when Callie finally showed Arizona that she wasn't the only one hurt by the crash that left her an amputee (at Callie's orders, no less). Their scene in the shower, with Callie screaming "This is my life now, too," was one of the more emotional moments of a very tumultuous season so far, and there was hope that they could start to try to move forward and repair the relationship.
- Maggie Furlong
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In this stellar episode of Grey's Anatomy, “Love The One You're With,” Callie really shines onscreen with a great storyline and terrific acting by Sara Ramirez. And, of course, Jessica Capshaw isn't too shabby herself.
The episode circles around the plane crash lawsuit. The survivors and their loved ones have to decide between taking a large cash settlement or forgoing the money, for now, and enduring an investigation and a drawn out legal battle. (My advice? Take the money and move as far away from Seattle as possible.)
Callie challenges Alex to stop sleeping with all of the interns. (Good luck with that!)
Alex retorts, “I slept with you!”
Callie replies, “And now I no longer sleep with men.” Burn!
Since Alex is not flirting with the trainees, they start heading in Callie's direction. Alex's intern, Jo, unsuccessfully hits on Callie.
Jo: You have a nice smile. »
- Bridget McManus
Arizona is struggling to move on after Callie made the decision to amputate her leg. She feels betrayed by her wife, after she'd specifically said not to do it, but Callie felt it was either that or face the real chance of Arizona dying. This week, on "Grey's Anatomy," the struggle continued at home.
Arizona fired her in-home nurse, and lashed out at Callie in frustration and shame. Callie came home to find Arizona stuck in the shower, having failed to make it to the toilet to urinate. But as much as Arizona is trapped and angry and resentful, Callie is just as stuck as she is.
"I’ve got nowhere else to go. This is my life now too," she lamented.
All of the survivors were offered a settlement from the airline, but after seeing the remains of the wreckage, Derek managed to convince the other doctors that the »
- Jason Hughes
Was Cyndi Lauper right — can money really change everything? That was the philosophical question the (literal and figurative) survivors of last May’s plane crash were forced to ask themselves on Thursday’s Grey’s Anatomy.
Approached with a generous financial offer from the culpable airline in question, the gang spent much of the hour debating whether to accept the settlement. “This is a huge amount of money,” Callie pointed out. “It’s a life-changing amount of money.”
As that dilemma raged…
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* Former virgin April returned from her pig farm repentant about her »
- Michael Ausiello
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Rian Johnson has written and directed three films, each a carefully a constructed cinematic puzzle and each an exploration of a specific and completely different film genre: Brick (film noir), The Brothers Bloom (grifters), and Looper (time travel/science fiction). What is startling about Rian Johnson’s films – other than their impressive overall quality – is how similar the films are to one another despite coming from completely different genres, and, even more striking, how similar the protagonists are to each other. »
- Michael Ryan
We’ve seen a number of overnight acting sensations pop up and fade away over time. One such actress who we believe is going to be sticking around for a long time is Rebel Wilson.
The name may sound familiar, and it should. She first hit the Hollywood scene when she appeared as the intriguing roommate in “Bridesmaids.” Now her career’s taken off, which is obvious from the number of roles she’s bagged since then, one of them being in “Pitch Perfect.” She sings, dances and cracks everyone up when she’s onscreen. So we got the chance to speak with Rebel about her life since “Bridesmaids,” doing raunchy improvisation with “Workaholics” star Adam DeVine and what else she’s got going for her in the near future.
How did the audition process go for you? Did you sing in the audition at all?
Rebel Wilson: I »
- Melissa Molina
Minaj first acknowledged that she was "still considering" a foray into reality TV in September, telling Hilton that she hoped the show would allow the public to understand her better. Minaj told Perez, "I will say that I find the more people see, is the more they understand, and then it's the more they like you ... When you pull them in your world, they see you as a real person. I'm not running away from it anymore ... I'm just like, 'You know what? This is my life.'"
Minaj began her "American Idol" judging stint last week, and almost instantly became tabloid fodder as rumors spread that she was feuding with fellow judge Mariah Carey. Add that to her at-times bizarre performances, »
- The Huffington Post
The situation with same-sex couples and the civil partnerships registry in Ecuador is more complicated than many people have thought. Now a court has ruled in favor of a lesbian couple seeking to have their relationship registered so they can name their adopted daughter as both of their child. Like I said, it's complicated, but Andres at Blabbeando does a nice breakdown.
In an unexpected move, Texas Governor Rick Perry is applauding 650 Aggies that came together to shield a soldier's funeral from a protest by the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church.
Google is launching a new global, »
Nora Ephron, who has died aged 71 after suffering from acute myeloid leukaemia, brought her sharp New Yorker wit, laced with a sentimental streak, to glossy Hollywood romantic comedies, with Oscar-nominated screenplays for When Harry Met Sally (1989) and Sleepless in Seattle (1993), the second of which she also directed. They were the nearest and most successful attempts to revive the spirit of the sophisticated Katharine Hepburn/Spencer Tracy battle-of-the-sexes comedies of the 1950s, and the softer-edged Doris Day/Rock Hudson vehicles of the 1960s.
Ephron's parents, Henry and Phoebe Ephron, were also writers of romantic comedies – including Desk Set (1957) for Hepburn and Tracy – who based a 1961 Broadway play, Take Her She's Mine, on their daughter's rebellious college days. It was turned into a film two years later, with Sandra Dee in the role of the teenager. Later, Ephron would »
- Ronald Bergan
Tom Hanks has made a moving tribute to his longtime friend and colleague Nora Ephron. The writer and director died on Tuesday evening (June 26) following complications arising from leukaemia. She was 71 years old. Ephron was known for her romantic comedies, including two of Hanks's most popular films Sleepless in Seattle and You've Got Mail. Hanks has written a touching piece on Ephron for Time magazine, describing his experiences working with the late filmmaker. The 55-year-old actor praised Ephron's 1992 directorial debut This is My Life, describing it as an "ideal debut film that sparkled with bits of genius" and a major reason why he wanted to be in Sleepless in Seattle. Hanks wrote: "Knowing and loving Nora meant her world - or her neighborhood - became yours... For a wrap gift, she would send you (more) »
- By Zeba Blay
In a tribute to Nora Ephron, Tom Hanks says he was a fan of the writer-director even before he starred in her movies Sleepless in Seattle and You've Got Mail. The actor revealed in a piece for Time magazine that his wife, Rita Wilson, first introduced him to Ephron's work in 1992, when she took him to see her movie This Is My Life. Photos: Nora Ephron's Movie Posters: Snapshots of a Legendary Career "Though that movie would be considered only a middling success, it was inexpensive to make, had wonderful, real performances, looked great (though Nora said to
- Kimberly Nordyke
Hollywoodnews.com: Hollywood lost a significant voice. Screenwriter/director Nora Ephron, a three-time Oscar nominee, lost her battle with leukemia. She was 71.
A prolific writer, Ephron’s first credits stretched back to the 1973 television series “Adam’s Rib.” Ten years after, she struck it big on the silver screen when she collaborated with screenwriter Alice Arlen on Mike Nichols’ “Silkwood,” earning Ephron the first of three Oscar noms.
Though she continued to write, penning such scripts as “Heartburn,” “Julie & Julia” and “When Harry Met Sally.” Ephron transitioned to the director’s chair in 1992 with the Julie Kavner vehicle “This Is My Life.” She’d have arguably her biggest hit the following year with 1993′s “Sleepless in Seattle,” starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.
“Nora was an era,” Ryan said of her director, in a statement. “We pictured ourselves inside her dreams and they became ours. All wisdom, wit and sparkle lights, »
- Sean O'Connell
Nora Ephron‘s film career – despite three Oscar nominations and credit with re-inventing an entire genre – somehow doesn’t get the legendary status that it probably deserves. She only wrote and/or directed a few more than a dozen movies, but in those films she delivered iconic characters that achieved a sense of honesty that few filmmakers are even brave enough to approach. She fought myopic views about her sex to build fame as a journalist, an essayist, a novelist, a screenwriter and a director. She got started in screenwriting because everyone else was writing scripts, her film school was being on set with Mike Nichols, and her work made a huge impact on popular culture and faked orgasms. So here it is, a bit of free film school (for fans and filmmakers alike) from a comedy genius. Someone Else’s Story Might Be Your Big Hit “Sleepless was a script that had been written by three »
- Cole Abaius
It's been touching to see the outpouring of love for Nora Ephron since the journalist, novelist, screenwriter and director passed away last night. Ephron's films have never really been particularly trendy; you're not going to find many hip young filmmakers naming her as an influence. But it's clear from the last twelve hours or so that most cinephiles hold at least a few of her films close to their hearts. Ephron wasn't just the writer, and sometimes director, behind a string of classics, she was also one of the most important women in the film industry across the last twenty years, and one of the most insightful writers of female characters that Hollywood has ever had.
Her big-screen work is only a drop in the ocean of a long and hugely impressive career; she was a prolific and brilliant prose writer, and anyone with even a slight interest in Ephron »
- Oliver Lyttelton
The Oscar-nominated director and writer Nora Ephron has died aged 71. We look back over her career in clips
Nora Ephron's first screenwriting effort never saw the light of day: a polish on the script for All the President's Men, based on the case of her then-husband, Carl Bernstein. Director Alan J Pakula scrapped that version, but it was a heavyweight kick-off to a career largely remembered for its lighter moments.
In fact, Ephron's first work to make it to the big screen was similarly serious and scrupulous: Silkwood, a 1983 drama directed by Mike Nichols inspired by the true-life story of a whistleblower at a malfunctioning plutonium plant who died in a suspicious car crash.
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It was a fine film, an auspicious start; not least because it led, three years later, to Heartburn – also directed by Nichols, also starring Streep – and based »
- Catherine Shoard
Filmmaker Nora Ephron has passed away, after numerous rumors were swirling about her health yesterday. The writer-director died from acute myeloid leukemia at the age of 71. She had long been suffering from the illness, but wanted to keep her affliction a private matter.
Nora Ephron broke into Hollywood as a writer, receiving an Oscar nomination for penning Silkwood before the hit romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally... truly put her on the map in 1989, earning her another Oscar nomination. She made her directorial debut with 1992's This Is My Life before writing and directing the Oscar-nominated Sleepless in Seattle in 1992. Her honest depictions of women on film, in classics such as You've Got Mail and 2009's Julie & Julia, made her a Hollywood treasure. She also wrote and directed the 2005 remake Bewitched and the 1996 drama Michael, starring John Travolta.
Here's what Sony Pictures chairman Howard Stringer had to say about her passing. »
It’s always sad news reporting the death of someone associated with the world of cinema (or indeed anyone!). However, Thn unfortunately learned today that writer and director Nora Ephron has died at the age of 71. Responsible for helming romantic classics Sleepless In Seattle and You’Ve Got Mail (both starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks), Ephron passed away after a long battle with leukaemia.
In her long 40-year career she may have only directed eight features – beginning in 1992 with This Is My Life – but she was also a best-selling author and screenwriter of the likes of When Harry Met Sally and Heartburn. A three-time Oscar nominee, Ephron also won a BAFTA for her Sleepless In Seattle screenplay. Her final film, 2009′s Julie & Julia saw Meryl Streep receive yet another Academy Award nomination.
- Craig Hunter
Chicago – Six years after her diagnosis of preleukemia, filmmaker Nora Ephron died Tuesday, June 26, in a New York hospital at age 71. She leaves behind a legacy that began with her work as a celebrated essayist and continued through a successful film career that earned her three Academy Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay. Her films provided especially memorable showcases for the talents of actresses Meg Ryan and Meryl Streep.
Ephron received her first Oscar nod for “Silkwood,” Mike Nichols’ 1984 drama inspired by the life of whistleblower Karen Silkwood (played by an Oscar-nominated Streep), who died under suspicious circumstances. Ephron’s other two Oscar nominations honored the ace screenwriter for two of her greatest crowd-pleasers, Rob Reiner’s 1989 comedy, “When Harry Met Sally,” and Ephron’s own wildly popular 1994 romance, “Sleepless in Seattle.” Both films featured splendid collaborations between Ephron and Meg Ryan, whose feigned restaurant orgasm in “Sally »
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One of the most distinct female writer/directors in the business, Nora Ephron, has sadly passed away at the age of 71 from pneumonia. The pneumonia was a complication resulting from acute myeloid leukemia which she has been quietly battling since her diagnosis in 2006.
Ephron pretty much set the standard template for contemporary romantic comedies and, more importantly, has been a signature voice for women in movies. In times when film studios and producers almost never actively pursued films either made by or for women, she helped break through many of those barriers.
Starting out as a journalist for the likes of Esquire and The New York Times Magazine, Ephron began her foray into cinema penning an unused draft for 1976's "All The President's Men" which lead to the TV movie "Perfect Gentlemen" and then the Meryl Streep-led "Silkwood" which earned Ephron an Oscar nomination.
She re-teamed with Streep on »
- Garth Franklin
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