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In publicly discussing her double mastectomy, the actor has challenged the celebrity industry to rethink its bizarre values – and she has done all women a huge service
Of course, Angelina Jolie is not the first actress to have had a mastectomy, that most medical of terms referring to the removal of at least one of the anatomical attributes that actresses are expected to hoik up for the sake of their career. In fact, off the top of my head, I can name four: Christina Applegate, Olivia Newton John, Lynn Redgrave and Kathy Bates have all publicly discussed their mastectomies.
Nor is she the first to have a preventive double mastectomy: Sharon Osbourne (not an actress but very much a woman in the public eye) announced only last year that she had one after discovering, as she told Hello! magazine, that she had "the breast-cancer gene".
Yet while Jolie may not be the first, »
- Hadley Freeman
New York And Los Angeles, May 13, 2013, Tribune Broadcasting and MGM Television (MGM) have joined forces on a new programming operations relationship for This TV, the 24/7 free digital network that features movies from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s vast library of over 4,000 titles. Effective this Fall 2013, Tribune Broadcasting will oversee all programming operations for the digital network. This TV is one of the fastest growing new television entertainment networks in the U.S. and the #1 digital movie network in the country. Launched in November of 2008, with Tribune joining as an affiliate partner in 2009, the network is now carried in more than 85% of the country. To kick off the new relationship between MGM and Tribune the network will feature such box-office hits as the Academy Award®-winning “Platoon,” “Ronin,” ”Barbershop 2,” “Get Shorty,” “Benny and Joon,” “Original Sin” and “Four Weddings and a Funeral.” MGM and Tribune’s existing long-term affiliation agreement for This TV will remain in place, »
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Happy 66th birthday to the phenomenally talented, mythically successful, and almighty-gay-and-powerful Elton John! If his one-of-a-kind, larger-than-life personality isn't enough to garner your eternal respect, surely his killer catalog of songs does the trick. Frankly, he has to be awesome, otherwise this website probably would've been given a different name like "AfterPetShopBoys," "AfterWham!," or -- still my favorite -- "BeforeLautner." (Kidding.)
On this blessed day, I ask you: What's Elton John's most underrated moment? I've picked out three songs I rarely hear anyone discuss, and I truly believe each is a highpoint in his extremely varied career.
"Are You Ready For Love"
The first is an effervescent pop jam whose original version is over seven minutes long, but this clipped-down version clocks in under four. It's 1979's "Are You Ready For Love," which I consider the perfect rollicking summer anthem. Connoisseurs of the Bravo Network's earlier, less-Housewifey days may »
According to Hollywood, teenagers plus supernatural beings equals money-making franchises that can be milked until their creative teats dry, whither, and blow away. So what's the next young adult property looking to make a killing? Read on!
According to THR, Ineffable Pictures has optioned the rights to Lisa Desrochers' Personal DemonsPersonal Demons, Original Sin and Last Rite. The books center on a teen girl with a special ability who is caught in the midst of a love triangle (of course) between an angel and a demon, each of whom are competing to “tag” her soul for heaven and hell, respectively.
This one will not be heading to the big screen though. John Travis, who wrote The Haunting of Molly Hartley and The New Daughter, is adapting the Personal Demons series for television. No word on a network yet, but our money's on The CW. It can't be any worse than »
- Uncle Creepy
Another Young Adult book trilogy is heading to the small screen! Lisa Desrochers' Personal Demons trilogy, about a girl caught in a sultry game of tug-of-war with an angel and a demon who wish to "tag" her soul for Heaven or Hell, has been optioned by Ineffable Pictures according to The Hollywood Reporter. Personal Demons is followed up by Original Sin and Last Rite, the last of which was released on May 8, 2012. Desrochers said in a statement about the news that she is "thrilled" the team at Ineffable "share[s her] love of this trilogy and its characters." She added on »
Lisa Desrochers' Ya book trilogy, which includes Personal Demons, Original Sin and Last Rite, centers on a teen Catholic schoolgirl named Frannie who gets caught in a wicked love triangle. Luc Cain is the hot, new guy at school that wants her soul and tempts her to sin so he can lure her to hell. Gabe is the good, "angelic" guy that fights for her. Frannie possesses a special psychic ability both boys want, but love gets in the way. It's the kind of utterly cheesy, supernatural storyline Hollywood drools over in an ongoing attempt to replace the Twilight franchise. THR reports that the three-book series has been optioned by Ineffable Pictures, which means we'll be getting a (more) melodramatic version of Desrochers' story in no time at all. Reviewers have...
- Alison Nastasi
Lisa Desrochers' successful young adult trilogy, Personal Demons, has been picked up for development at Ineffable Pictures. The series includes Personal Demons, Original Sin and Last Rite, a supernatural trio with a touch of the Twilights about its heroine Frannie Cavanaugh's high-school love triangle with good guy Gab(riel) and badass hunk Luc(ifer). Eat your heart out, John Milton.Beautiful Creatures, The Mortal Instruments, Daughter of Smoke, Matched... the list of young-adult fiction on, or en route to the big screen is swelling so quickly Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer will burn out trying to come up with terrible spoofs quickly enough. Not all bad news, then, and Frannie Cavanaugh's legion of fans will be as delighted as her creator by the news. “I’m thrilled that Jesse Israel and the Ineffable Pictures team share my love of this trilogy and its characters,” said Desrochers.Ineffable is currently working »
Ineffable Pictures has optioned the film rights to Lisa Desrochers' young adult novel trilogy that begins with "Personal Demons".
The stories center on a teen girl with a special ability. She is caught in the midst of a love triangle between an angel and a demon, each of whom are competing to “tag” her soul for heaven and hell, respectively.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
Lisa Desrochers' novel Personal Demons is on the way to the big screen. The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Ineffable Pictures has picked up the rights to the entire teen literature trilogy, which also includes the novels Original Sin and Last Rite . The first book, released in 2010, is officially described as follows: Frannie Cavanaugh has always been a bit of a loner. She's spent years keeping everyone at a distance, even her closest friends. That is, until Luc Cain enrolls in her school. He's hot, sarcastic, and dangerous . and Frannie can't seem to stay away. What she doesn't know is that Luc is on a mission. Because Frannie isn't exactly ordinary. She possesses a skill so unique that the king of Hell himself has taken notice, and he's sent Luc to claim Frannie's »
Sean Howe shows us proof that Marvel sold original artwork instead of returning it to the artists, or compensating them in any way.
Marvel began returning current pages to artists sometime in 1974, and eventually worked retroactively back a few months, to comics cover-dated from January 1974; among the earliest issues from which art was sent back were Avengers #119 and Amazing Spider-Man #128.
But a year earlier, Marvel sold the covers to these issues, cover-dated January 1973, to the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Seven covers, plus progressive proofs and color guides for each, for a total of $770.
Back in 1986, Irene Vartanoff (who began managing artwork return in 1975) told The Comics Journal that Marvel would occasionally send artwork to exhibits. But as far as I know, this is the only evidence that exists of Marvel actually accepting money for pages of original art.
It’s unclear if the gallery still possesses the pages; nothing comes up on their inventory database. »
- Glenn Hauman
10 items from 2013
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