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“Cool, cool, cool!” Community is back! Jeff Winger must have given one of his super speeches this week, because finally (Finally), it was announced that Community would be back for season 6. Talks with Hulu supposedly broke down, and things were looking bleak, the darkest timeline was darker than we could ever have imagined; it was over, truly over.
But then, like a knight in shining armour – like a free Caesar salad or a secret trampoline – YahooScreen (whatever that is) appeared on the horizon and whispered those five amazing words… six seasons and a movie. The twitterverse went crazy, Community’s cult following had got its wish, and all was right with the world again - Community fans are going back to Greendale for another 13 episodes!
The always on the bubble show with the fiercest and the coolest fans had been spared and will return in October, news that deserves »
- Grace Carlini
Mary Rodgers Guettel, who followed gently in the footsteps of her famous father, Richard Rodgers, when she helped turn the Hans Christian Andersen tale of The Princess And The Pea into the musical that launched Carol Burnett’s career, died Thursday of heart failure in New York. She was 83. In addition to Once Upon A Mattress, Rodgers also earned fame as the author of Freaky Friday, a young readers’ novel in which a teen switches bodies with her mother. Rodgers adapted the 1972 book for the 1976 film starring Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster. It was remade for TV in 1995 with Shelley Long […] »
Mary Rodgers Guettel may be best known as the author of “Freaky Friday,” which spawned two theatrical film adaptations, but she also found success as a composer. Guettel passed away Thursday in her Manhattan home, according to media reports. She was 83. Juilliard School honored Guettel at their annual gala in 2012. From 1994 to 2001, she was chair of the board. She was also a director of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization and a board member of Ascap. Also read: ‘Jersey Boys’ Reviews: Does the Musical Drama Fall Flat With Critics? Guettel was the daughter of Broadway icon Richard Rodgers. He found tremendous success. »
- Jason Hughes
New York (AP) — Mary Rodgers, the daughter of Broadway icon Richard Rodgers, who found her own fame as composer of the 1959 musical Once Upon a Mattress and as the author of the body-shifting book Freaky Friday, has died. She was 83. Rodgers died Thursday at her home in Manhattan after a long illness, her son Alec Guettel said. Photos Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2014 Rodgers' hit Once Upon a Mattress, a musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Anderson fable The Princess and the Pea, made a star of Carol Burnett. A Broadway revival in 1996 starred Sarah
- The Associated Press
Lindsay Lohan In 'Speed-The-Plow'
In Speed-the-Plow, Lohan, 27, will play the role of Karen – a secretary looking to work her way up and not afraid to use her sexuality to do so. The part will mark Lohan’s professional theater debut.
Speed-the-Plow centers on two Hollywood film producers that are struggling to close a major deal. Mamet’s work of satire will be directed in its forthcoming West End production by Lindsay Posner.
In recent years, Lohan has struggled to return to her former glory as an actress, which saw her star in hits such as Freaky Friday and Mean Girls after becoming a household name as a child actress in 1998’s The Parent Trap. Her latest feature, The Canyons, received abysmal ratings, and rumors swirled about her poor work ethic on set. »
Do anything fun yesterday? Because Vanessa Hudgens hiked eight miles with her pals then struck a super-sexy pose with a waterfall—you know, standard Tuesday stuff! It had been a few hours since the 25-year-old Gimme Shelter star last Instagramed a midriff-baring pic, so an ab-tastic, full-bod bikini shot was more than needed in the social media-sphere. Now, when you look like that, you need not explain why you're showing the world your figure. But instead of screaming, "I'm sexy and I know it" (or singing it, Lmfao-style, as most of us would do in a Freaky Friday situation), Vanessa played it off, simply captioning her Omg-worthy swimsuit shot, "the 8-mile hike paid off." Yes, girl, it »
The vast majority of us started reading comic books when we were children, or in our early teens. Some of us continued to read them into loyal adulthood; many more packed them up in the attic with our dinosaur toys when we went to college; and of course, there’s more than a few of us who’ve kept them around under the bed like guilty little secrets, maybe dragged them out and curled up in bed with a little stack of four colour delights when we’ve been off work with the flu.
Whichever one you are, at some point you’ll have attached yourself to a particular hero, heroine – maybe even a villain – and daydreamed about being them. What it’d be like to have their power, their looks, and their easy charisma, to have the respect and adoration of our peers as they do.
After all, »
- Ben Cooke
Despite being fortunate enough to be raised on a healthy diet of horror, I can’t deny the fact I was born in 1990. I was born long after our most beloved genre actors got their start and made their mark in horror, and there are plenty of horror icons that I didn’t first see in their iconic roles. Tony Todd, Bruce Campbell, and Jamie Lee Curtis were three actors I was fortunate enough to see in their career changing roles. However, I know a good amount of horror icons from films they probably wish they could expunge from their resumes.
Horror Icon: Lance Henriksen
Role I Know: Kerchak from Disney’s Tarzan
- BJ Colangelo
Stars: Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Danila Kozlovsky, Gabriel Byrne, Dominic Sherwood, Olga Kurylenko, Sarah Hyland, Cameron Monaghan, Sami Gayle, Ashley Charles, Claire Foy, Joely Richardson, Dominique Tipper, Edward Holcroft | Written by Daniel Waters | Directed by Mark Waters
Based on the series of novels by Richelle Mead and with a screenplay written by Daniel Waters who also penned the screenplays for the likes of Heathers, Hudson Hawk, Demolition Man and Batman Returns, Vampire Academy is a teenage fantasy drama with a hint of comedy and a speckle of horror and comes at a time when these types of films are, what you might call, all the rage. Directed by Mark Waters, who is no stranger to teenage films as he was behind the camera for movies such as Mean Girls and Freaky Friday and the family fantasy adventure flick The Spiderwick Chronicles.
I imagine many people will see the cover to »
- Chris Cummings
Ten years ago tomorrow, a modestly-budgeted female-led high-school comedy opened across the U.S. Based on the debut feature script from a “Saturday Night Live” writer, adapted from a non-fiction self-help book, starring a coterie of largely unknown faces, and centering on a Disney contract player who’d had a big hit the year before with “Freaky Friday” but a miss earlier in 2004 with “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen,” the film is a rare example of bottled lightning, of a whole that adds up to much more than the sum of the seemingly fairly standard parts. Why else would we be sitting down to write about “Mean Girls” on its 10th birthday? Financially, the film, directed by Mark Waters (whose own subsequent career, “Mr. Popper’s Penguins,“ “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past,” has been less stellar), was undoubtedly a hit, but not one that, like “Freaky Friday” before it, crossed the all-important $100m domestic marker. »
- Jessica Kiang
You know what's not fetch? Realizing it's almost been 10 Years since "Mean Girls" was first released in theaters. That's right, we're getting old.The film made superstars out of Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams and became the "Heathers" of the 2000s. But while we're still quoting it today, a lot has changed in 10 years.Ms. Lohan has been in and out of rehab and jail more times than we can count, Amanda Seyfried moved out of the background and into award-winning films like "Les Miserables," and Trang Pak is finally old enough to legally make out with Coach Carr.So pull out your Burn Book and check out the gallery above to see how the stars of the film have changed since 2004.And keep reading to find out 10 Things You Probably Never Knew About "Mean Girls."1.) Lindsay Lohan & Rachel McAdams Originally Read for Each Other's RolesWhen Lindsay first heard of the project, »
- tooFab Staff
"Fetch" may never have happened, but "Mean Girls" certainly did become a thing.
Released 10 years ago this week (on April 30, 2004), the high school comedy not only gave Lindsay Lohan her best role and made a star out of Rachel McAdams, but it also launched the movie careers of several of its performers, from writer/co-star Tina Fey to Daniel Franzese (Damian). An instant box office hit, "Mean Girls" went on to become a cult favorite for a generation of post-millennials, full of endlessly quotable lines of dialogue and wise social advice for navigating the jungles of high school and beyond.
Still, as many times as you've re-watched "Mean Girls," there still may be much you don't know about it -- from who almost played the now-iconic characters, to who really came up with Kevin's Mathlete rap, to the filmmakers' battles with the censors. Read on for true tales and burn-book secrets behind "Mean Girls. »
- Gary Susman
For a very specific demographic, the ultimate news was just announced: Lindsay Lohan will appear on Watch What Happens Live! The episode will air next Thursday, April 17, EW has confirmed.
Fans of the show know this has the potential to be quite the memorable episode. Not only is the live program proudly booze-soaked (a tradition they will obviously (right?) forgo for the evening), but the program’s cheeky charm thrives on Cohen asking the guests just-this-side-of-inappropriate questions. »
- Erin Strecker
Why are more and more Americans falling under the sudsy spell of South Korean dramas? One theory: These shows tend to come in self-contained 16- to 20-episode seasons, making them easily digestible. Another: If you don’t speak Korean, watching one demands your full attention (subtitles!), meaning you get sucked in that much more quickly.
And then there are the dramas themselves — endearingly theatrical and kooky, with a sweetness that can be tough to find in grittier American fare. “Their portrayal of love is a little more PG,” says Jacqueline Sia, senior content manager of massive international TV library DramaFever. »
- Hillary Busis
Vampire Academy is finally headed to home video, so if you missed it in theatres you'll be able to sink your teeth into it on Blu-ray and DVD soon enough! Read on for details.
From the Press Release
Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company announced today the Blu-ray™ and DVD release of Vampire Academy based on the best-selling novel by #1 New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Fantasy Author, Richelle Mead. Director Mark Waters, known for films, Freaky Friday and Just Like Heaven, is best recognized for his work on the 2004 hit Mean Girls starring Lindsay Lohan. His brother and Vampire Academy Writer Daniel Waters was acclaimed for his Heathers screenplay which received an Edgar Award in 1990. His other past projects include Batman Returns and Demolition Man.
- Steve Barton
With the release of the latest teen sensation Divergent starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James this Friday, it seems only fitting to examine the phenomena that is the Ya (Young Adult) movie adaptation and why they continue to increase in popularity and box-office success. Whether the setting be fantastical, dystopian, futuristic or magical, there is clearly something entrancing about these literary tales being projected on the silver screen which keeps bringing audiences back for more and more…
Big screen adaptations of beloved young adult novels date back decades; films such as the original Narnia tales, Freaky Friday, The Princess Bride and particularly The Outsiders were huge successes because they were able to teleport readers into a visual representation of the worlds and stories they held so dearly. In modern times however things are a little different. Creatively, cinema is running on empty; the vast majority of releases filling multiplexes are either adaptations (be that novel, »
- Chris Haydon
In Contention very minor new details emerge on Meryl Streep's Ricki & the Flash (which we were just discussing)
Empire Brad Pitt is doing yet another World War II movie after that upcoming tank drama. This will be his third in a handful of years.
THR reports on casting for Monster Truck, which is described as having a "Transformers meets Gremlins vibe". Yikes. »
- NATHANIEL R
Mean Girls may now be one of the Internet’s favorite movies — just look at Twitter whenever the film airs on cable — but it was anything but a surefire hit while in production.
“It was my first movie. I was pretty young,” Rajiv Surendra, who portrayed mathlete Kevin G. in the film, tells EW. ” had worked on really big films that had been shot in Toronto. I remember asking her, ‘How do you think this movie is going to fare?’ and she said, ‘Come on. It’s called Mean Girls and it’s starring Lindsay Lohan. It’s going straight to DVD. »
- Erin Strecker
All pointers for unexpected body swaps with family members below were gathered from the latest iteration of Freaky Friday, because Lindsay Lohan. Try to avoid switching bodies before your mother’s second wedding, if you can. Don’t let your daughter plan your second wedding. She’ll cancel the fish. Don’t try to befriend your daughter’s enemy. It’ll only end with you on the ground with your shirt over your head or in the middle of a test-cheating scandal. Get revenge on teachers who have it out for your daughter just because you rejected them for the prom. Don’t have hidden piercings that you wouldn’t want anyone to find out about. Take advantage of the credit cards under your new identity, and do cut your hair and get a new piercing, just to balance out that hidden piercing. Don’t kiss your mother’s fiance, just »
- Nadia Chaudhury
Body swap movies come out all the time. Freaky Friday laid out the modern formula in 1976, and after a few dormant years, the story returned in the mid-1980s and has popped up in theaters every few years since. There was, in fact, a weird glut of five body-switching movies within eight months over fall 1987 and summer 1988: Like Father Like Son, the Italian film Da grande, Vice Versa, 18 Again!, and the biggest hit of the bunch by far, Big. Beyond that, there were two remakes of Freaky Friday (1995 and 2003), early-1990s comedies and dramas like Switch and Prelude to a Kiss, family comedies like Wish Upon a Star (1996) and A Saintly Switch (1999), and the gross-out comedy The Change-Up in 2010. There are many more, too, American and foreign alike, but they all tend to have two things in common: they all deal with two (or more) people magically exchanging personalities, and »
- Daniel Carlson
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