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It is a momentous day for Sex and the City fans around the world as Sarah Jessica Parker celebrates her 50th birthday. While the role of Carrie Bradshaw made Sarah a fashion icon and a superstar, she has starred in a wide variety of films and television shows over four decades. Parker began her career as a child star on the stage in Annie, and has gone on to become an enduring fixture in pop culture.
Her movie career was launched with supporting roles in '80s teen comedies Footloose and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, but soon she grew into a leading lady with memorable roles in a string of early 1990s comedies. Parker might be best known for romantic comedies these days, but over the last 30 years she's impressed critics in roles as diverse a mystical witch, an egotistical talkshow host and the embodiment of a single woman of the 2000s. »
It’s another great week at Backstage University! Work with a top legit agent, perfect your on-camera skills and mingle with over 200 actors (and industry guests) at the Backstage Actor Networking Event! (Did we mention there’s a raffle?!) Starting on Tuesday, March 24, sign up for Bu’s on-camera intensive with Telsey + Co.’s Tiffany Little Canfield. Canfield is one of the busiest casting directors at this very powerful office, having worked on a slew of major Broadway productions, hit shows like “Smash” and “Masters of Sex,” and huge films including “Into the Woods” and “Sex and the City.” Canfield will work with you on pre-selected scenes and coach you on your on-camera audition technique. On Wednesday, March 25, get ready to make some connections (and have a few drinks!) at the Backstage Actor Networking Event. Last month’s meetup was a major success, and we are thrilled to be back »
Think that winning an Academy Award provides an actor with a surefire path to unlimited great roles? Think again. Oscars history is filled with stars who've taken home a gold statue only to see all their hard work undone in seconds with a stinker of a follow-up movie.
Digital Spy takes a look at 10 of these instances below...
A piercing performance in Monster's Ball won Halle Berry an Oscar in 2002, but a rocky road lied ahead. She followed it up with disastrous Bond movie Die Another Day, hardly any screen time in X-Men 2 and turgid horror Gothika. Oh, and Catwoman... how could we forget Catwoman (believe us, we've tried)?
Jeff Bridges - Tron Legacy (2011)
Aniston has starred in such films as “Cake” (2014), “We’re the Millers” (2013), “Horrible Bosses” (2011), “Marley & Me” (2008) and “Bruce Almighty” (2003). She also starred in all ten seasons of “Friends,” for which she won the 2002 Emmy® Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
Miller co-stars in “American Sniper” and “Foxcatcher,” both of which have garnered multiple Oscar nominations this year. She previously appeared in such features as “Factory Girl” (2006) and “Layer Cake” (2005). Her upcoming films include “High-Rise,” “Adam Jones” and “Lost City of Z.”
Oyelowo portrayed Martin Luther King, Jr. in this year’s Best Picture nominee “Selma.” His other recent feature credits include “A Most Violent Year” (2014), “Interstellar” (2014), “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” (2013) and “Jack Reacher” (2012). He will next be »
- Michelle McCue
Actress and singer Anna Kendrick will make a special appearance at the 87th Oscars, with Oscar and Grammy-winning singer and actress Jennifer Hudson also set to perform, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC. Here's what Craig Zadan and Neil Meron had to say about Anna Kendrick's appearance in a brief statement.
"Out of the woods and on to the Oscar stage, Anna will be performing something special that is sure to be an "Only on the Oscars" moment."
The producers also issued the following statement about Jennifer Hudson's performance.
"We're creating several musical sequences for the Oscars and we couldn't be happier that our friend, Jennifer Hudson, will be performing in one of them."
Kendrick was nominated for an Oscar for her supporting role in the 2009 film Up in the Air. »
Oscar and Grammy-winning singer and actress Jennifer Hudson will be performing on the 87th Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC. “We’re creating several musical sequences for the Oscars and we couldn’t be happier that our friend, Jennifer Hudson, will be performing in one of them,” says Zadan and Meron. Hudson won the Oscar for Actress in a Supporting Role for the 2006 film “Dreamgirls.” Her other acting credits include “Sex and the City” (2008), “The Secret Life of Bees” (2008), “Winnie Mandela” (2013) and “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete” (2013). Hudson’s self-titled debut album won the 2008 Grammy Award for Best R&B Album and was certified Gold, as was her second album, “I Remember Me.” This year she was nominated for Best R&B Performance for the song “It’s Your World, »
- Josh Abraham
Stan gets exclusive SVoD rights to blockbusters including The Lego Movie, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, The Wolf of Wall Street and Edge of Tomorrow as well as The Inbetweeners 2, A Walk Among the Tombstones, John Wick, The Judge, Wolf Creek 2 and Felony.
The arrangement also covers Roadshow.s TV series including Utopia, which won the 2014 International Emmy Award® for best drama, Australian productions Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms, Brides of Christ and Working Dog.s Frontline and The Hollowmen and kids series LazyTown, Dino Dan and Animalia.
Co-owned by Nine Entertainment and Fairfax Media, Stan launched on Australia Day, streaming film and TV content for $10 a month, with a 30-day free trial.
Stan will get access to the »
- Don Groves
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