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Bader Al-Amari is only 10 years old, but he insists he’s already a pro when it comes to judging cinema. His brother Hamad Al-Amari, a standup comic and television personality with a devoted following here in this tiny, wealthy Gulf nation, has taught him not to fidget or look away from the screen, even if he’s eating popcorn or drinking soda, which he likes to do when watching a movie.
Bader’s skills came in handy when he served on the all-youth jury at Doha’s inaugural Ajyal Youth Film Festival, sponsored by the Doha Film Institute. More than 360 local children took part in the jury, watching a total of 42 films over the five-days of the Nov. 26-30 fest, as well as joining in workshops and filmmaking forums.
Kids were divided into three age groups: mohaq (8-12 years); hilal (ages 13-17) and — no relation to the juror — bader (ages »
- Debra Kamin
Adam Shankman has entered a rehab facility.
A statement read: "Adam Shankman is currently seeking treatment in a rehabilitation centre. His friends and family support him and wish him well on his journey to recovery."
Shortly before seeking treatment, Shankman worked as an executive producer and director of TrevorLive, an event held by suicide prevention organisation The Trevor Project in Los Angeles.
The 49-year-old director and ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ judge has checked into rehab.
Adam Shankman is “seeking treatment” at a rehabilitation center for undisclosed issues, his rep revealed on Dec. 9.
“Adam Shankman is currently seeking treatment in a rehabilitation center,” his rep said in a statement to Us Weekly. “His friends and family support him and wish him well on his journey to recovery.”
It’s unclear what Adam is seeking treatment for, but we’re so glad he is getting professional help for whatever he’s going through. We hope he heals as quickly as possible.
Law & Order: Svu has scared up another gig for Pablo Schreiber.
“We are thrilled and terrified that Pablo Schreiber is coming back to Svu to reprise his role as psychopath William Lewis,” executive producers Warren Leight and Julie Martin tell TV Guide Magazine. “He’ll again be tormenting Det. Olivia Benson. Although he’s the one on trial, he turns it into hers.”
The Orange Is the New Black actor was last seen in the NBC procedural’s two-part season premiere, in which his sadistic alter ego abducted and tortured Benson until she turned the tables and nearly beat him to death. »
- Megan Masters
Now that Nikita is on its way out, its final season set to debut later this month, Shane West is going to need a new day job. Ever since West appeared in A Walk to Remember, I’ve had the biggest man crush on him. He’s just so adorably likeable. I almost wish I could’ve been in Mandy Moore’s place, except without the terminal cancer. West is awesome in pretty much every way – he was in a band for a few years – and deserves to be on my TV screen. He’s going to leave his spy days behind him for a life of witch hunts in a period piece.
According to Deadline, West is set to be the male lead in Wgn America’s first scripted series Salem. Taking place in 17th century Massachusetts, when it was popular to burn women at the stake, the drama »
- Brody Gibson
Lionsgate has just released a brand new, tantalizing poster for their upcoming thriller, Nurse 3D
By day Abby Russell is a dedicated nurse, someone you wouldn’t hesitate to trust your life with. But by night, her real work begins…using her smoldering sexuality she lures cheating men to their brutal deaths and exposes them for who they really are. When a younger nurse starts to suspect Abby’s actions and compromises her master plan, Abby must find a way to outsmart her long enough to bring the cheater you’d least expect to justice.
- Michelle McCue
The Best of Me is the story of a former high school couple who reunite years after their initial split while visiting their North Carolina hometown.
Sparks is co-producing the movie as part of an agreement between Warner Bros and Relativity, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Best of Me is the ninth Sparks book to be made into a feature film.
Watch a trailer for Safe Haven below: »
After years of playing the love interests and sidekicks to quipping action heroes in movies like Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Mission: Impossible III, Eagle Eye and Source Code, Michelle Monaghan is finally stepping into a lead role in the romantic drama The Best of Me. THR reports the American actress will headline the project, which is based on the 2011 Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name. This production will mark the ninth movie made from Sparks' tragedy-strewn romance novels, following A Walk to Remember, Dear John, The Notebook and Safe Haven, which proved a hit for Relativity Media earlier this year. Set in 1984 North Carolina, within the small town of Oriental, The Best of Me follows the troubled love story of Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole, two high schoolers who come together despite coming from opposite sides of the tracks. But their relationship turns out to be short-lived, and they »
Los Angeles, Sep 28: Actress Mandy Moore has revealed that she always wanted to cut her hair really short and had even considered going completely bald.
"I've always wanted to really cut my hair, like, super, super short. I did once, I've always thought about shaving my head too. That's always intrigued me," people.com quoted Moore as saying.
The actress doesn't think that her husband would object to it.
"He would totally be down for that. I think he'd think it would probably be pretty punk," said the 29-year-old, who has featured in films like "A Walk to Remember" and "Saved!".
- Machan Kumar
Ld Entertainment has signed on to produce and finance Santa School.
“Patrick brings with him over 20 years of production experience and we are honoured that he brought Santa School to us,” said Liddell. “We are excited to be making a family film and feel lucky to be working with a seasoned talent like Karen.”
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Described as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory but with Santa Claus, Ld Entertainment will make Santa School. In the film, Santa wants to retire and needs to find a top quality replacement so he sets out to find one in his own way. Karen Janszen, who wrote Dolphin Tale and the Mandy Moore tearjerker A Walk to Remember, wrote the family film.
Source: Deadline »
- email@example.com (Tara the Mom)
Exclusive: Ld Entertainment has signed on to produce and finance Santa School, a Karen Janszen-scripted family film. Patrick Aiello is producing with Ld Entertainment CEO Mickey Liddell, and Pete Shilaimon. The film has elements of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, in that Santa Claus is confirmed to be real, and he wants to retire. That leads to a lengthy search for a worthy replacement. Aiello, who is producing As Above, So Below for Legendary, hatched the concept. Jennifer Monroe and Patrick Raymond will oversee for Ld Entertainment. The company began by acquiring finished films, but now is branching into production. Janszen’s script credits include A Walk To Remember, Duma, Gracie and Dolphin Tale. She’s separately adapting the Ingrid Law novel Savvy at Walden Media. She’s repped by Gersh and Rain Management. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Need a good cry? Lifetime has what you're looking for. The cable channel just ordered "Deliverance Creek," a back door pilot from Nicholas Sparks.
The project, from the brains behind "The Notebook," "A Walk To Remember" and "Dear John," will begin with a two-hour movie set in the civil war era and will center on Belle Barlowe, a young woman working to defend her family's land, according to The Hollywood Reporter. But "when the corrupt bank that runs their town pushes Belle into becoming an outlaw, the stakes become personal, setting off a chain of events that force her to question whether it's better to be good or to survive."
This is hardly the first time Sparks has attempted to transition to the TV world. Last fall, THR announced that Sparks and his literary agent Theresa Park were acting as executive producers on pilots for TNT's "Bend In The Road »
- Leigh Weingus
Now, the decorated scribe is heading to the small screen for the first time, as Lifetime greenlights telepic “Deliverance Creek.”
From Sparks’ shingle in association with Warner Horizon TV, “Deliverance Creek” is a two-hour period film that will serve as a backdoor pilot for an hourlong drama.
Pic takes place at the end of the Civil War. Belle Barlow is faced with uncertainty as she attempts to defend her family’s land by any means, and a corrupt bank that runs her town pushes Belle to become an outlaw.
Melissa Carter serves as writer and exec producer on the project. Sparks is exec producing alongside his lit agent Theresa Park, with Elise Henderson co-executive producing.
Sparks recently produced “Safe Haven,” a »
- AJ Marechal
Are you up-to-date on your Nicholas Sparks films? Have you read every single book he's ever written? Well, now here's your chance to win a few prizes from his latest story, Safe Haven, that was recently made into a film starring Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough! We're giving away a Blu-ray copy of the movie, which comes out May 7 in stores, along with the novel!
Safe Haven is about a mysterious young woman (Hough) who flees to Southport, North Caroline in hope for a new life. She tries to keep to herself and hiding a certain secret, until meeting a new friend (Cobie Smulders) and a new love interest (Duhamel).
Safe Haven is a keeper, and such a great read! To win all you have to do is comment below what your favorite Nicholas Sparks film/novel is and why! He's got plenty to choose from: A Walk to Remember »
- Stephanie Webber
Tonight at 9/8c, Sundance Channel follows up the well-received Top of the Lake with another, equally compelling miniseries that offers almost an antidote to TV’s more bustling, “Scandal-paced” dramas.
Created by Ray McKinnon (The Accountant, Sons of Anarchy‘s Lincoln Potter) and executive-produced by Breaking Bad‘s Mark Johnson and Melissa Benrstein, Rectify follows Daniel Holden (played by Aden Young) as he is released from a 20-year stint on Death Row for the rape and murder of a local girl in a small Georgia town, due to new (if not exonerating) DNA evidence.
Related | May Sweeps/Season Finale Scoopapalooza: »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
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
The sex scene is a dying breed. From bra-on Hollywood gloss to overused dairy products, here are five of the least erotic
Ever since Jennifer Lopez uttered the words "it's turkey time, gobble gobble" as a prelude to cunnilingus in 2003's Gigli, the Hollywood sex scene has been on the decline. A decade ago 120 films rated R, or restricted made the Us box office top 10 – last year there were only 80 and most got their ratings for violence, not sex. According to some reports, the internet, or what I like to call "porn fatigue" is to blame (all that wearisome shagging in Game of Thrones). That, and the fact that pesky women now have more of a say in what we want to watch, which I can say with absolute certainty are none of the following scenes, which I was forced to watch again for research purposes. Though the bra-on, glossy »
- Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
When terrorists take down the White House (code name “Olympus”), a disgraced Secret Service agent attempts to rescue the president of the United States in Olympus Has Fallen, an electrifying and inspired action thriller from acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day).
A small group of heavily armed, meticulously trained extremists launch a daring daylight ambush on the White House, overrunning the building and taking President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) and his staff hostage inside an impenetrable underground presidential bunker. As a pitched battle rages on the White House lawn, former presidential security officer Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) joins the fray, and finds his way into the besieged building to do the job he has trained for all his life: to protect the president – at all costs.
Banning uses his extensive training and detailed knowledge of the presidential residence to become the eyes and ears of Acting President Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman) and his key advisors. »
- Movie Geeks
"He has a way of striking at the heart of... what people wish for in love," Duhamel told Digital Spy, when asked what it is about Sparks's writing that resonates with audiences.
"These are real stories about people who are strong characters, who in our case have found love [before] and it didn't work out for whatever reason, and then find each other. It's a movie about second chances."
Sparks discussed his approach to writing romance, explaining that he feels pressure to avoid producing anything »
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