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The Voice's Alisan Porter Thanks Coach Christina Aguilera for Teaching Her 'It's Possible' to Be a Mom and Singer

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The Voice's Alisan Porter Thanks Coach Christina Aguilera for Teaching Her 'It's Possible' to Be a Mom and Singer
"What a Girl Wants," she can get - so The Voice's Alisan Porter has learned from her coach Christina Aguilera! The rising star and mother of two said Aguilera - who also has two kids, 8-year-old son Max and daughter Summer, 21 months - has taught her about what it takes to be a mom and a rock star. "She's been the physical representation of what I want to be when it comes to being a working mom in the music business," Porter, 34, told reporters after Monday's show. The frontrunner added how relieved she was to see such a big
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Exclusive interview with British actress Nita Mistry

Senior Writer Scott J. Davis chats to British actress Nita Mistry about her career, her new projects and her recent signing with Bohemia Group….

Thank you for taking the time to speak to me for Flickering Myth and congratulations on all your successes!

Sjd: I understand you went to drama school at Mountview. How was that whole experience? Was it always your dream to be an actor?

Nm: Yes, I did attend Mountview. I really enjoyed my training there. It’s a great school and I was fortunate enough to be one of the 30 to have been selected from the few hundred applicants. Becoming an actor has always been my dream. However, it wasn’t until I moved to London that I realized that my dream was possible.

Sjd: Tell us a little about your work on British TV shows and films – how did you get involved? How has that

Amanda Bynes Steps Out in L.A. to Take an Afternoon Stroll in the Sun

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Amanda Bynes Steps Out in L.A. to Take an Afternoon Stroll in the Sun
Amanda Bynes made a rare appearance out and about in Los Angeles on Tuesday. The actress, 29, was spotted enjoying the fresh air while taking an afternoon stroll, carrying an iced Starbucks drink and smoking a cigarette for the walk. Bynes dressed casually for the outing, wearing a pair of black Adidas leggings, a white sleeveless shirt and black tennis shoes. Her long blonde hair was worn down around her shoulders, nearly matching her extra-long fingernails. The What a Girl Wants star was also spotted happily chatting with two friends during the outing. The star hasn't been seen in person or on social media since December,
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Amanda Bynes Steps Out in L.A. to Take an Afternoon Stroll in the Sun

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Amanda Bynes Steps Out in L.A. to Take an Afternoon Stroll in the Sun
Amanda Bynes made a rare appearance out and about in Los Angeles on Tuesday. The actress, 29, was spotted enjoying the fresh air while taking an afternoon stroll, carrying an iced Starbucks drink and smoking a cigarette for the walk. Bynes dressed casually for the outing, wearing a pair of black Adidas leggings, a white sleeveless shirt and black tennis shoes. Her long blonde hair was worn down around her shoulders, nearly matching her extra-long fingernails. The What a Girl Wants star was also spotted happily chatting with two friends during the outing. The star hasn't been seen in person or on social media since December,
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Christina Aguilera Stands Up for Mothers Everywhere in Women's Health: We Should Not Feel Pressured to Do It All

Christina Aguilera Stands Up for Mothers Everywhere in Women's Health: We Should Not Feel Pressured to Do It All
What a girl wants is some balance. In the March issue of Women's Health (on newsstands Feb. 9), Christina Aguilera speaks candidly about the pressure society puts on mothers to do it all for everyone but themselves. The Voice coach, who has an 8-year-old son, Max Bratman, and a 17-month-old daughter, Summer Rain Rutler, says she wants to give a voice to mothers everywhere who are tired of trying to be everyone's everything. "Mothers are constantly expected to be the nurturers, the givers, the providers of a comfortable home. We're expected to be pregnant, have the kids, breastfeed once we have the babies. And we're expected to look amazing after baby, right?" Aguilera tells the magazine....
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‘Barbie’ Movie Written By Diablo Cody Headed To Theaters In 2017 [Updated]

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‘Barbie’ Movie Written By Diablo Cody Headed To Theaters In 2017 [Updated]
Update from editor Peter Sciretta: Sony has just announced they will be releasing a live-action movie based on the Barbie toy line on June 2nd 2017. The film was written by Jenny Bicks (What A Girl Wants, Rio 2) and Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno, Jennifer’s Body, Young Adult). Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes and Amy Pascal are producing. Angie Han’s original story from March 5th […]

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Jessica Brown Findlay to star in 'This Beautiful Fantastic'

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Jessica Brown Findlay to star in 'This Beautiful Fantastic'
Principal photography for the film, directed by Simon Aboud, starts this week in London.

Ambi Pictures’ Monica Bacardi and Andrea Iervolino and Christine Alderson of Ipso Facto Productions have greenlit This Beautiful Fantastic, Simon Aboud’s contemporary fairtytale set in the heart of London.

Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey) has been announced in the lead role. Other members of the cast include Tom Wilkinson (In The Bedroom), Andrew Scott (Pride), Jeremy Irvine (War Horse) and Anna Chancellor (What A Girl Wants).

Findlay plays Bella, a young woman with dreams of writing and illustrating children’s books, who forms an unlikely friendship with a reclusive widower and horticulturalist (Wilkinson).

The film’s funding comes from Medinah, the UK tax credit, Head Gear, Lip Sync Post, The Project Post, and private investment. Ambi Distribution will handle global sales.
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‘Downton Abbey’s’ Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Wilkinson Join ‘This Beautiful Fantastic’

‘Downton Abbey’s’ Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Wilkinson Join ‘This Beautiful Fantastic’
London — “Downton Abbey” actress Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Wilkinson, who was Oscar nominated for “In the Bedroom” and “Michael Clayton,” and Andrew Scott (“Sherlock,” “Pride,” “Spectre”) have joined the cast of Simon Aboud’s “This Beautiful Fantastic,” which starts to shoot this week in London.

The feature project has been greenlit by Ambi Group principals Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi, with Christine Alderson and her Ipso Facto production banner.

Others in the cast include Jeremy Irvine (“War Horse,” “Now is Good,” “The Railway Man”), Anna Chancellor (“What a Girl Wants,” “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”) and Sheila Hancock (“The Boy in the Striped Pajamas,” “3 Men and a Little Lady”).

This Beautiful Fantastic” is a contemporary fairy-tale revolving around the most unlikely of friendships between a reclusive young woman with dreams of being a children’s book author and a cantankerous widower, set against the backdrop of a beautiful
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Ratings: Nashville, CW Dramas Rise; Survivor Slips, Criminal Minds Dips

Ratings: Nashville, CW Dramas Rise; Survivor Slips, Criminal Minds Dips
CBS’ Survivor this Wednesday drew 9.4 million total viewers and a 2.2 rating, down 12 percent in the demo week-to-week to match its season low.

Leading out of that, Criminal Minds (10.2 mil/2.0) dipped a tenth in the demo, while CSI: Cyber (8.1 mil/1.5) was steady.

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Elsewhere….

Fox | American Idol (7.5 mil/1.4) grew 14 percent in audience week-to-week while steady in the demo.

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The CW | Arrow (2.4 mil/0.9) and Supernatural (1.8 mil/0.7) each ticked up in the demo.

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ABC | The Middle (7.4 mil/1.9) was steady. The 8:30 Goldbergs (6.9 mil/2.1) ticked up a tenth,
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Grey's Anatomy Recruits Reign Hottie Giacomo Gianniotti for Top-Secret Role

Grey's Anatomy Recruits Reign Hottie Giacomo Gianniotti for Top-Secret Role
Grey’s Anatomy is about to be graced by royalty.

The venerable ABC medical drama has cast Giacomo Gianniotti — Aka faux “Lord Julien” on The CW’s Reign — to join the cast in a potentially recurring role, TVLine has learned exclusively. An ABC rep confirmed the Italian actor’s casting, but provided no details about his character. (My guess: He’s a new intern.)

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In addition to Reign, Gianniotti has recurred on ABC’s short-lived Selfie and BBC America’s Copper. He is also set to co-star in
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Diablo Cody rewriting Barbie live-action movie

Last April it was announced that Sony had snapped up the rights to the iconic Mattel toyline Barbie for a live-action movie, and now it has been revealed that Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno) has signed on to rewrite the script from Jenny Bicks (What a Girl Wants).

“Diablo’s unconventionality is just what Barbie needs,” states producer Walter Parkes. “It signals we’re going for a legitimately contemporary tone. We’re bringing her on because she had great ideas, but even more importantly, she truly loves Barbie.”

The movie will see Barbie using “her personal and professional skills to step into the lives of others and improve them, almost like a modern-day Mary Poppins”, and Sony is planning to discover a young cast of leads, as well as filling out the supporting roles with stars who could rotate should the film succeed in launching a franchise. Which you’d
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'Juno' Scribe Diablo Cody to Rewrite 'Barbie' Movie for Sony Pictures

Whether we like it or not, there are still some toys and board games heading to the big screen. One of the more potentially interesting attempts though might be Sony Pictures bringing Mattel's iconic doll Barbie to the big screen in an effort to create a global film franchise. With such a rich history and endless possibilities for Barbie, much like The Lego Movie, this film adaptation can be about anything. As of now, we still don't know much about the story involved, but a first draft of the script has been completed by Jenny Bicks (Rio 2, What a Girl Wants), and now a surprising screenwriter is stepping up to deliver another draft. Read on! Deadline reports Juno and Young Adult scribe Diablo Cody has been hired to write the next draft of Barbie. That seems like an odd choice for a family film, but Cody is an empowering
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Diablo Cody Is Rewriting The Barbie Movie, Probably To Give It Some Edge

It's been nearly a full year since we last heard any kind of development on the upcoming Barbie movie... but you didn't think that would be enough to kill it, did you? Instead, Sony Pictures, Mattel and Parkes+MacDonald/Image Nation are still moving ahead with the project, and have even gone as far as to hire Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody to try and boost the in-the-works script. Deadline has the scoop on Cody's new gig, saying that the Juno writer will be taking the pen from Jenny Bicks - whose credits include the movie What A Girl Wants and television shows like Sex and the City and The Big C. It's noted that the studio and producers hired Cody because of her "unconventionality," and the belief that she can help make Barbie with a proper, modern tone. As producer Walter Parkes put it in an official statement, It
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Amanda Bynes Steps Out Looking Fit and Healthy During Rare Public Shopping Trip—Take a Look!

Amanda Bynes Steps Out Looking Fit and Healthy During Rare Public Shopping Trip—Take a Look!
We've seen a few selfies here and there, not to mention a few different hairstyles. But it's been almost two months since we've seen Amanda Bynes actually out in public…until now. The 28-year-old actress stepped out for a rare public appearance Saturday afternoon where she shopped in and around West Hollywood, Calif., with a female friend. Wearing ripped denim jeans, a white T-Shirt and a checkered jacket, the Hairspray and What a Girl Wants star looked healthy and relaxed as she texted on her cell phone. She completed her outfit with sunglasses and Nike shoes. The last time fans saw Bynes was last month when she posted a surprise selfie on Twitter with a totally different hair...
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Valerie Bertinelli Says Christina Aguilera Gave Her the "Cold Shoulder": "I Thought, 'Bitch, I'm a Fan'"

Valerie Bertinelli Says Christina Aguilera Gave Her the
What a girl wants is to be left alone, apparently. Valerie Bertinelli was thrilled to see Christina Aguilera backstage at a Van Halen concert several years ago, but Aguilera wasn't thrilled to see her. The "Your Body" singer, 33, reportedly gave Bertinelli, 54, the big brush-off — at least according to a story the Hot in Cleveland actress told Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live this past Wednesday, Nov. 5. "Valerie, it's said that you had a feud with Christina Aguilera," Cohen began. "What was that about?" "I [...]
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Christina Aguilera makes impression in New Orleans Jazz Fest debut

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Christina Aguilera makes impression in New Orleans Jazz Fest debut
New Orleans (AP) — Christina Aguilera gave her fans a little bit of jazz, a little bit of blues, and a lot of soul during her debut performance Friday at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The very pregnant performer shimmied and danced her way through a litany of hits including "Lady Marmalade," the Labelle song she helped remake into a hit years ago; "Dirrty," ''Candyman," ''Ain't No Other Man," ''Beautiful," ''What a Girl Wants," and her final song of the night, "Fighter." Morgan Griffith of Dallas said she came to Jazz Fest so she could hear Aguilera's voice live. "I've seen her at the Super Bowl and in her movies, like 'Burlesque,' and she's just an amazing performer. "She doesn't just sing. It's everything on cue: the dancers, the setup ... just everything." "She has such a strong voice," added Griffith's friend, Courtney Vrij, also of Dallas. Aguilera
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Barbie Coming to the Big Screen as a Live-Action Comedy Movie

Another toy story is coming to theaters near you! The world's most famous doll, Barbie, will soon be brought to life in a new, live-action comedy movie by toymaker Mattel and film studio Sony Pictures, Deadline revealed earlier this week. (And no, it won't be anything like the YouTube video shared by Human Barbie Valeria Lukyanova on Wednesday.)  Screenwriter Jenny Bicks, whose credits include the HBO series Sex and the City and the Amanda Bynes feature film What a Girl Wants, has been tapped to pen the [...]
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Barbie heading to the big screen for live-action movie

With the long-gestating Masters of the Universe live-action reboot seemingly stuck in development hell, Sony has now turned its attention to another popular Mattel toy line, with Deadline revealing that the studio is pushing full steam ahead on a Barbie movie. The script for the adaptation is being written by Jenny Bicks (What a Girl Wants), with Sony looking to fast-track the film into production before the end of the year.

“Barbie has entertained children and inspired their imagination and creativity for more than 50 years,” said Tim Kilpin, Mattel’s Evp of Global Brands. “Now is the right time in Barbie’s celebrated history for her to star in a live-action, contemporary comedy that brings her playful personality to life for generations of fans.”

Naturally Sony is eyeing a franchise from the $3 billion a year brand, and is planning a contemporary take where the character of Barbie uses “her personal
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Barbie Live-Action Comedy in the Works From Sony, Mattel

Who says Barbie couldn't possibly resemble a real woman? The iconic flaxen-haired doll will be the namesake of a live-action comedy sometime in the near future, according to Los Angeles Times. Production on the film will begin at the end of the year.

The film, which will be written by Jenny Bicks (Rio 2, What a Girl Wants) and produced by husband and wife Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald (Men in Black 3), will draw from the mythos of Barbie in her many guises.
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Forget 'Jem,' Now Barbie Is Getting Her Own Movie Franchise

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It's a Barbie world, and we're all just Barbie girls, you know?

Well, that's what Sony and Mattel are hoping with their deal to make a Barbie franchise. Not just one movie, nope, but an entire franchise dedicated to the live-action adventures of the irrationally proportioned doll. To be fair, Barbie has had pretty much every job under the sun, traveled the world, and owned her own house and car for quite some time now, so the narrative possibilities are endless.

On the other hand, Mattel's sales of Barbie aren't looking so hot; the toy company made a pretty penny from "Frozen" tie-ins, but Barbie sales are down 14%. Will a Barbie movie lure in younger moviegoers and the adults who played with her back in the day? Do we really believe that Barbie has always been about "female empowerment," as per Deadline and the pitch that won over Mattel?

For now,
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