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Denise Anne Greenawalt, longtime publicity executive for the Walt Disney Studios, died in her sleep following a long illness on May 22 at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena. She was 52.
Greenawalt was born in Philadelphia and attended Loyola Marymount School of Film and Television and later received her Mba from UCLA.
With a lifelong dream of working at Disney, Greenawalt rose through the ranks after she was hired as an assistant for the Walt Disney Studios field publicity department in 1986. By the mid-90s, she was named VP of national publicity.
During her 16-year tenure with the Mouse House, she played a key role in developing and executing publicity campaigns for many of the studio’s biggest animated hits including “The Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 2.”
Her other campaigns included work for such films as “Tarzan,” “Aladdin,” “Pocahontas,” “Mulan,” “Lilo & Stitch,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “The Princess Diaries” and many more. »
- Michelle Salemi
The penultimate day of EW’s inaugural CapeTown Film Festival featured a Q&A with rock star of fantastical literature Neil Gaiman following a screening of Coraline, the animated adaptation of his 2002 book of the same name.
Gaiman, along with the film’s lead animator, Travis Knight, told the audience at the Egyptian Theatre about the difficulties of finding a studio to back Coraline, the film’s animation methods, and why scaring kids is a good thing. Read on for five things we learned from the discussion led by EW’s Geoff Boucher.
Coraline the movie was not an easy sell. »
- Emily Rome
Can you believe Mandy Moore turns 29 years old today?!The adorable pop star won the world and our hearts with her 1999 debut single "Candy." Moore dominated MTV in the early '00s alongside fellow pop princesses Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera -- but she's always maintained her good-girl charm. In 2002, Mandy was the envy of women everywhere when she landed her first starring role in "A Walk To Remember," playing the love interest of fellow '00s heartthrob, Shane West. After that, the brunette beauty starred in a slew of romantic comedies like "Chasing Liberty," "The Princess Diaries" and "Because I Said So." Today Mandy continues to act and sing, recently appearing on shows like "Grey's Anatomy" and "Tron: Uprising" and voicing a Disney princess in "Tangled." In 2009, Moore tied the knot with fellow singer/actor Ryan Adams. Click "Launch Gallery" above to see more "Trl" stars then & now! Read »
- tooFab Staff
Before Chasing Liberty, How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days, The Princess Diaries, and Kate Middleton there was Roman Holiday, the story of a princess (Audrey Hepburn) looking to be free and the reporter (Gregory Peck) who takes her on a journey through Rome. The new poster for the restored film has the Vespa featured in most of the film’s earlier posters, but has a postcard feel, adding the map and keeping the picture of Hepburn and Peck in black and white. And thus the Audrey Hepburn nostalgia continues. Unfortunately, the movie isn’t ”back in cinemas” in the United States, »
- Sarah Caldwell
Jaroslav “Jerry” Gebr, longtime head of the Scenic Arts Department at Universal Studios and perhaps best known as the artist who created the paintings featured in the pilot episode of Rod Serling’s Night Gallery, has died. Gebr passed away last month in Tarzana, CA after a long illness, according to his family. He was 86. Gebr worked for some of the biggest names in directing including Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Alfred Hitchcock and George Roy Hill during his career, and also sidelined in painting portraits and copies of artworks for stars’ collections. “They’d put the originals in safe storage and hang Jerry’s versions on the wall. Nobody could ever tell the difference”, his son-in-law Kevin McMahon said. The bulk of his work was original paintings and fine art copies for movies and TV, typically large assignments such as a full-scale reproduction of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes for »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Odds are stacked heavily on Steven Spielberg film Lincoln bringing the actor his record-breaking third best actor statue
Daniel Day-Lewis stands on the verge of Hollywood history by becoming the Academy awards' most lauded male actor if, as is widely considered likely, he is named as best actor for the third time for his role in Lincoln at the Oscars ceremony on Sunday night.
Eight other male actors, including Jack Nicholson, Sean Penn and Gary Cooper, have two best actor Oscars. Day-Lewis already holds statuettes for My Left Foot and There Will Be Blood (awarded in 1990 and 2008 respectively). Another win will put him out on his own, confirming his position as one of the all-time greats.
Other than Day-Lewis, who holds dual UK-Irish citizenship, British hopes are not invested heavily in the acting categories: unusually for a traditional area of British strength, there is no other UK representation.
The same goes for best director, »
- Andrew Pulver
Let's face it—a wardrobe malfunction generally equals instant scandal. But, for a class act like Anne Hathaway, her reputation superseded her and her mortifying moment at the Les Misérables New York premiere became nothing more than a "flash" in the pan. The Princess Diaries actress has a history of showing grace and poise, especially when she's walking the red carpet. In fact, Anne has consistently given us some of our favorite fashion moments over the last decade. So, while we wait to see what the newlywed steps out in for this year's Golden Globes, let's take a look back at her Top 10 Red Carpet looks so far… »
Anne Hathaway thinks she lacks 'sex appeal'. The 'Les Miserables' actress believes she has been stereotyped as a 'good girl' character because of her early career roles, including her breakout part as unwitting princess Mia Thermopolis in 'The Princess Diaries', which has limited her career choices. Anne proved many doubters wrong with her sexually charged portrayal of Catwoman in the latest Batman movie 'The Dark Knight Rises' but she isn't upset at being considered a 'vanilla' actress. Speaking in the February issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine, Anne said: 'I'm not Rihanna; I'm not cool. When people come up to me in the street, they often want a hug not a photo, and they want that because they like »
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