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Exclusive: Rachael Ray Spills on Her Surprise 'Gilmore Girls' Role Filling in For Melissa McCarthy!

Exclusive: Rachael Ray Spills on Her Surprise 'Gilmore Girls' Role Filling in For Melissa McCarthy!
Only Sookie St. James could lure a replacement like Rachael Ray.

As those who have already binge-watched Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life know, the famous chef fills in at the Dragonfly while Sookie (Melissa McCarthy) is away.

Watch: Exclusive: Watch Rachael Ray Make Her Hilarious Acting Debut on 'Young & Hungry'!

Et's Leanne Aguilera reached out to Ray ahead of her Stars Hollow debut, where she spilled all about her special appearance, and revealed that while she's on TV nearly every day, she was actually nervous for her Gilmore Girls cameo.

"I was so nervous. I mean, I'm not an actress," shared Ray, who made her acting debut on Young & Hungry earlier this year. "Everything we do is unscripted, but I was so impressed that the food stylist made all my food…She made all my real food, so it was kinda cool!"

"I've only been real-fired once in life, and I was kind
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Ronda Rousey's 'Road House' Remake Gets 'The Notebook' Director

Ronda Rousey's 'Road House' Remake Gets 'The Notebook' Director
Just one month after it was announced that Ronda Rousey will star in MGM's remake of the 1989 cult classic Road House, the project has found its director. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Nick Cassavetes (The Other Woman, The Notebook) has come aboard to helm the action-packed drama. Our initial report from last month revealed that the studio is currently meeting with screenwriters, and production is scheduled to begin sometime next year.

The original Road House was released in 1989, starring Patrick Swayze, just two years after his breakout performance in Dirty Dancing. The story centered on Patrick Swayze's Dalton, who is hired to bring some order to the rowdiest bar in Missouri, known as The Double Deuce. Along with the nightly barrage of violent drunks, Dalton must also contend with a corrupt businessman, who is trying to destroy the bar and the small town along with it.

Ronda Rousey will
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James Gandolfini's Best Movie Roles

James Gandolfini's Best Movie Roles
James Gandolfini was best known for his work on the HBO series "The Sopranos," but the New Jersey-born star also enjoyed a fruitful film career.

Gandolfini died on Wednesday in Italy at the age of 51. His death, first reported by, was the result of a fatal heart attack.

Gandolfini's first credited role was as an orderly in the 1987 film "Shock! Shock! Shock!" He received major notices, however, for a small but memorable scene in the 1993 Tony Scott movie "True Romance." (Warning: Link Nsfw.)

Gandolfini reunited with Scott for "Crimson Tide" in 1995; that year also found him starring in "Get Shorty" as Bear, a gruff and physical bodyguard with a heart of gold. Other supporting parts in "A Civil Action," "8Mm," "She's So Lovely," "The Juror" and "Night Falls On Manhattan" soon followed.

After winning the role of Tony Soprano on "The Sopranos" in 1999, Gandolfini took a break from films.
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James Gandolfini: Friends, Family Mourn Acting 'Genius'

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by Lynn Elber, AP

Los Angeles (AP) - James Gandolfini, whose portrayal of a brutal, emotionally delicate mob boss in HBO's "The Sopranos" was the brilliant core of one of TV's greatest drama series and turned the mobster stereotype on its head, died Wednesday in Italy. He was 51.

Gandolfini died while on holiday in Rome, the cable channel and Gandolfini's managers Mark Armstrong and Nancy Sanders said in a joint statement. No cause of death was given.

[Related: James Gandolfini Dies of Heart Attack at 51 (Report)]

"He was a genius," said "Sopranos" creator David Chase. "Anyone who saw him even in the smallest of his performances knows that. He is one of the greatest actors of this or any time. A great deal of that genius resided in those sad eyes."

Gandolfini, who won three Emmy Awards for his role as Tony Soprano, worked steadily in film and on stage after the series ended. He earned a 2009 Tony Award
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'Made in Chelsea' Binky: Amy Childs wants to set me up with her brother

'Made in Chelsea' Binky: Amy Childs wants to set me up with her brother
Essex girl Amy Childs wants to set up Made in Chelsea's Binky Felstead - with her brother. Having met each other on the one-off Made in Chelsea Celebrity Mash Up - which saw Jon Snow and Amy joining the cast for an episode - she said to Digital Spy about the former Towie star: "She's a legend. She's so lovely. She's trying to set me up with her brother Billy. "She's going to take me to Faces nightclub in Essex and set me up with him. We're definitely going to go and check it out. He sounds very much like her."

[Left: Amy Childs / Right: Binky] Shooting a new campaign for Cadbury Creme Egg 'Flings' with Louise Thompson, we asked her who her worst romantic fling had been with. "It would probably be Jamie [Laing]. He behaved really badly, but he knows that now. A lot of people were (more)
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James Gandolfini's Roles: Can The Actor Ever Break Away From Tony Soprano?

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Some actors are best known for an iconic TV character they've played. But most of them have had at least one other notable role to be remembered by. Jackie Gleason isn't just Ralph Kramden, he's also Minnesota Flats and Buford T. Justice. Henry Winkler isn't just The Fonz, he's also Barry Zuckerkorn. (And, to acknowledge one who recently left us, Larry Hagman's legacy isn't just J.R. Ewing, its also Major Nelson.) But so far, no matter how many other gigs he's had before, during and since, James Gandolfini is pretty much just Tony Soprano. This isn't to say Gandolfini isn't a great actor. He's delivered many terrific performances in many films. But he isn't known for playing any other stand-out characters. Right now, Gandolfini occupies an interesting middle ground: He's not exactly a movie star, and he's not exactly a character actor. With his girth and his bald
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Nick Cassavetes Will Direct Kristen Stewart In Dark Crime Film Cali

Nick Cassavetes has made a lot of attempts at being a jack of all trades, starting out in a career as an actor before moving on to directing films as varied as the 1997 relationship drama She's So Lovely and the 2007 crime film Alpha Dog. But by far his biggest success, and one he's never been able to match, was 2004's The Notebook-- yes, Nicholas Sparks probably gets the lion's share of the credit for writing the book it was based on, but Cassavetes put his name on it, and you'd think that success would lead to a whole lot of others in the same vein. But Cassavetes, for better or for worse, seems dead set on expanding into other genres, and he's getting ready to do it again with Kristen Stewart to accompany him. Variety reports he's signed on to direct Cali, a drama that Stewart became attached to
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Nick Cassavetes Will Take K.Stew to 'Cali'

This wild ride officially has a driver.

Nick Cassavetes is set to return to gritty territory as the "Alpha Dog" director signs on to call the shots for the indie thriller, "Cali," according to Variety.

"Cali" tells the Tarantino-esque tale of Mya (Kristen Stewart) and Chris, two lovebirds with a knack for bad choices and dangerous behavior. After selling a snuff film starring Mya, they skip town with a bundle of cash before anyone realizes the flick's a fake. Years later, Mya's quest to save the younger sister she left behind requires a return to the San Fernando Valley, where she and Chris must face a whole slew of freaks and psychos.

Nick Cassavetes' most successful film to date might be "The Notebook," but the son of John Cassavetes is no stranger to the rugged indie Diy style pioneered by his father — and the style that it sounds might be appropriate for "Cali.
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Yellow Picked Up by Seven Arts Entertainment

Yellow Picked Up by Seven Arts Entertainment
Seven Arts Entertainment Inc. and Gfm Films LLC announced today that their joint venture for film distribution, which was formally launched at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, has made its first acquisition. Peter Hoffman of Seven Arts and Michael Ryan of Gfm negotiated the terms with Manu Kumaran of Medient for acquisition of worldwide rights to Nick Cassavetes' new feature Yellow. The film has completed shooting and will be ready for release in the spring of 2012.

In the tradition of Cassavetes' previous festival favourites, Alpha Dog and She's So Lovely, Yellow is a dark comedy about a young woman who comes to terms with her family's shadowed past. The ensemble cast features Sienna Miller, Melanie Griffith, Gena Rowlands, Ray Liotta and a breakout performance by Heather Wahlquist. Seven Arts and Gfm expect the film to premiere at a major film festival next year.

Peter Hoffman, CEO of Seven Arts, commented,
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Choose The 1998 Academy Award Winners!

I love that a heated discussion over Titanic’s infamous Oscar sweep of 1998 has already begun over at Laurent’s excellent retrospective. I guess it’s just the nature of this particular film. There is something about Titanic that hits a raw nerve in people and they feel a need to defend/criticize it so passionately.

As it happens, I fall in the ‘unconditional love’ category and I’m not afraid to admit it. To this day I have a passion for Titanic, a film that so perfectly matches what a glorious, spellbinding, big spectacle romance against an historic backdrop should be, and those films are so rare, especially when they are made with such precise and meticulous detail from James Cameron.

We shouldn’t be embarrassed over how much we loved Titanic in the 90′s. We should embrace it. So as our third ‘Choose The Winners’ article, we are
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Bristol Palin: 'I'm Glad My Family Made It'

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Bristol Palin: 'I'm Glad My Family Made It'
Wowing the judges on "Dancing with the Stars" Monday night, Bristol Palin and partner Mark Ballas scored a 22 out of 30 -- and her family was there to see it.

"I'm glad my family could make it tonight," Bristol told "Extra." Her famous mom, former Gov. Sarah Palin, attended the show for the first time, and Bristol said "she was so proud" and "very excited."

Last week, the teen mom took Ballas to her Alaska hometown to meet her entire family,
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Nick Cassavetes Greenlights 'Yellow'

The Cassavetes name is synonymous with taking one for the team, and then taking on a project for one's own self. Over the past decade and a half, Nick Cassavetes has been taking plenty for the team with admirable directing gigs such as The Notebook, Alpha Dog and numerous acting jobs but nothing has come close to a personal vision since the quirky, 1997 addiction drama She's So Lovely, which arguably remains his best work to date. Yellow, a project noted back in January, appears to be Cassavetes' renewal with the indie form. Filming begins in L.A. next month, and sweet Oklahoma in mid-October. Joe Q. Bretz is producing. Co-written by Cassavetes's actress wife Heather Wahlquist (she has starred in all of his films since John Q) and Cassavetes himself, this is about "a young woman whose drug habit isn’t the worst of her problems." Expect a more detailed
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Nick Cassavetes Circles 'A Star is Born'

Nick Cassavetes Circles 'A Star is Born'
Remember how a star is set to be re-born? A few months after hearing that the oft-used music story A Star is Born would get another retelling courtesy of Warner Bros., Deadline Hollywood Daily reports that Nick Cassavetes is in early talks to direct it, after reading a draft by Will Fetters. As Dhd points out, this comes after the director sued New Line -- sister studio to WB -- for being taken off the project Elephant Orphanage. Change of heart? An apology? Bygones be bygones?

The filmmaker has had a pretty interesting career so far, dancing back and forth between grit and romance. He started with the romances Unhook the Stars in 1996 and She's So Lovely in 1997, before penning Blow, directing John Q and The Notebook, writing and directing Alpha Dog, and last giving us My Sister's Keeper. He's currently working on a drug-centric dramatic indie called Yellow, and should these talks work out,
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The Wright Track

When Robin Wright broke onto the scene in 1987 as the luminous, romantic Buttercup in "The Princess Bride," some in the industry thought she was going to be a huge star. Seven years later, she earned cred with Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations for her role as Jenny Curran in "Forrest Gump." Scripts flooded in. Superstardom awaited her. But Wright balked, made motherhood a priority, and chose her roles carefully."I still don't want [superstardom], because what comes with it sucks, Wright says flatly. [People in the industry] want to take you into superstardom or celebrityism and all that, which I understand because it's commerce and it's a business. That's not why I'm in the business, though. It's irrelevant. I kind of went down the independent road for longer than they would've liked, I guess. Whatever, I'm happy with my career.She is not, however, happy with all of her performances. Not ever completely happy,
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'Twilight' Actress Elizabeth Reaser Says She's 'Nothing Like' Esme Cullen

'I don't relate to this type of character,' she says of the 'Twilight Saga' matriarch.

By Larry Carroll

Peter Facinelli and Elizabeth Reaser in "New Moon"

Photo: Summit Entertainment

She may be the sweet, smiling matriarch of the most beloved vampire family in the world, but that doesn't mean Elizabeth Reaser can't still be a badass.

With just a few weeks remaining before "New Moon" hits theaters, we caught up with the 34-year-old actress sometimes known as Mrs. Esme Cullen during her final days on the "Eclipse" set. During an exclusive chat with MTV News, Reaser was eager to talk about ripping apart mountain lions, asking for Robert Pattinson's autograph, and why she thinks one of her co-stars should have played Esme instead.

MTV: What is the biggest difference, in your opinion, between the three "Twilight" books that are currently being filmed as the "Saga"?

Elizabeth Reaser: Oh,
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Nick Cassavetes Interview, My Sisters Keeper

Nick Cassavetes strives to create personal films marked by narrative authenticity and universal resonance while remaining true to his independent roots. He recently wrote and directed the gritty drama "Alpha Dog," based on a true story and starring Bruce Willis, Justin Timberlake and Emile Hirsch. Cassavetes also directed the hit romantic drama "The Notebook," based on the bestselling Nicholas Sparks novel and starring Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, James Garner and Gena Rowlands. Prior to that the director helmed "John Q.," starring Denzel Washington, and "She's So Lovely," the only film to...
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Sean Penn Files for Legal Separation

Although they tried to work things out, another A-list Hollywood couple is calling it quits. Sean Penn has filed for legal separation from his wife of 13 years, Robin Wright Penn, court papers filed last week in Marin County, Calif., show. The actor is seeking joint physical and legal custody of their children, daughter Dylan, 18 and son Hopper, 15. He is also requesting that the court not award any spousal support to Wright Penn. The papers show the couple separated on April 23. Penn, 48, and Wright Penn, 43, started divorce proceedings in Marin County Superior Court in December 2007 after 11 years of marriage.But they
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Sean Penn to be Honored at the Palm Springs International Film Festival

Wow, the 20th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala is shaping up to be a star-studded extravaganza! Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ron Howard, and Gus Van Sant are just some of the creative folks being honored.

Now, Van Sant's brilliant actor in "Milk," Sean Penn, is being given kudos at my upcoming hometown even, the Palm Springs International Film Festival on Tuesday, January 6th!

Congratulations Mister Sean!

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Palm Springs, CA (December 26, 2008) . Marking a Festival first, Academy Award® winner Sean Penn will be honored two years in a row at the 20th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) Awards Gala on Tuesday, January 6, 2009. Penn will receive the Desert Palm Achievement Award for Acting, after being presented last year with the Director of the Year Award for Into the Wild. Past honorees
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Travolta Teams Up With Gandolfini Again

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John Travolta and James Gandolfini are teaming up for crime movie The Taking Of Pelham 123 - the sixth time the stars have featured alongside one another on the big-screen.

Travolta has shot five films to date with The Sopranos actor, including Get Shorty, Broken Arrow, She's So Lovely and last year's Lonely Hearts.

In their latest silver-screen collaboration - a remake of the classic 1974 action-thriller which also stars Denzel Washington - Gandolfini stars as New York's mayor who struggles against Travolta's crime-boss, who has taken the city hostage.

Penn to head Cannes festival jury

PARIS -- Sean Penn will head the jury at the 61st annual Festival de Cannes, set to take place from May 14-25, organizers announced Thursday.

Penn will venture Into the Wild of the French Riviera town after accepting the invitation from the fest's Gilles Jacob and Thierry Fremaux. Penn's own Into the Wild hits Gallic theaters Wednesday.

"In the last few years, it seems there has been a rejuvenation of cinema building worldwide; increasingly thoughtful, provocative, moving, and imaginative films by talented filmmakers: that a new generation of filmmaking may have begun. The Cannes Film Festival has long been the epicenter in the discovery of those new waves of filmmakers from all over the world. I very much look forward to participating in this year's festival as president of the jury," Penn said upon accepting his duty.

The actor-director is no stranger to the Croisette, having previously won the best male performance prize at the 1997 festival for Nick Cassavetes' She's So Lovely.

The actor presented his first film as writer, director and producer, The Indian Runner at the 1991 Festival de Cannes and has come to town to present The Pledge and Clint Eastwood's Mystic River.
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