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Denis Leary will exec produce the adaptation, which - like the UK original - follows three paramedics with complex and often disastrous personal lives.
USA's co-president Jeff Wachtel said: "Our new series come from some of the best comedic talent in the business, and reflect USA's style – with great characters, strong execution and compelling storytelling."
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Las Vegas -- Now you see her – twice.
Yes, that's Isla Fisher appearing in two of the first major films of the summer-movie season: the latest adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" as well as the crime caper "Now You See Me."
"It's really exciting," Fisher says. "I guess I don't feel any pressure because I'm not the lead in either movie."
In "Gatsby," she's the ill-fated Myrtle Wilson – logging precious, but little, screen time. In "Now You See Me," Fisher plays one of a quartet of magicians who use their talents to take back money from immoral millionaires and return it to the people they bilked. The film boasts an all-star cast, including Morgan Freeman and Woody Harrelson. "And Mark Ruffalo is chasing after us, and Melanie Laurent and Michael Caine," she added in a recent interview. "(It's) basically a lot of people nominated for Oscars – and then me, »
Bows and beyond! Actress Isla Fisher took the girly girl stereotype to another level when she sported a huge, black hair bow on ‘Live With Kelly & Michael’ on May 1. Do you think her hair accessory was age appropriate?
Isla Fisher sat down with Kelly Ripa and Michel Strahan on May 1 to chat about her role in the highly anticipated film The Great Gatsby. The gorgeous 37-year-old looked half her age as she sported a short, white dress and adorable, soft waves in her hair. To top it all off, the actress wore a pretty, black bow to compliment her hair look. Do you think Isla’s look was too girly?
Isla Fisher On ‘Live With Kelly & Michael’ — Love Her Black Hair Bow?
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Isla Fisher has lost her pregnancy weight both the celebrity way and the normal way.
The wife of Sacha Baron Cohen gained 65 pounds when she had her daughter Olive in 2007, and then gained 70 when she had baby Elula in 2010. While the first time she was pregnant she had to slim down to film "Confessions of a Shopaholic" three months after she gave birth, the second time she didn't rush the weight loss process.
"I had to shoot 'Confessions of a Shopaholic' about three months after I gave birth to Olive, so the producer, Jerry Bruckheimer, hired a trainer to work with me three times a week," Fisher tells Fitness. "That was both inspirational and terrifying because I didn't want to let the trainer down."
She continues, "After I had my second daughter, I slowly lost the weight by breast-feeding, hiking [Los Angeles'] Runyon Canyon and working with a trainer every couple of weeks. »
Isla Fisher graces the cover of the May issue of Fitness magazine, and opened up about how she lost 70 pounds after giving birth to her second daughter.
The 37-year-old redhead told the magazine that when she welcomed her first daughter Olive in 2007, she felt the pressure to snap back into shape right away, but decided to take her time when it came to shedding the baby weight after giving birth to Elula in August 2010.
"I gained 65 pounds with my first baby and 70 with my second. I had severe morning sickness both times, so I mostly ate supersize bowls of white pasta with loads of butter and cheese because that was the only thing that took away the nausea," she told the magazine, adding that she had to shoot "Confessions of a Shopaholic" just three months after giving birth to Olive, and producers hired a trainer to whip her back in to shape. »
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The actress said she was not concerned about what she wore until she played the character of Rebecca Bloomwood, a shopaholic who spends all her income on clothes, reports contactmusic.com.
Talking about her lack of fashion keenness, she said: "You should see me on the school run. I was never really that into fashion until I filmed 'Confessions of a Shopaholic'."
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In 2013 Fisher co-stars as 'Myrtle Wilson" in "The Great Gatsby."
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Mental‘s that special kind of independent comedy that comes along and uses it’s quirky aspects to its advantage. Writer/director P.J. Hogan lets his actors and script do the comedy for him, which draws almost verbatim from his life experiences. Hogan directs the film with a breath of confidence that’s missing from a lot of independent comedies these days, and while his most noted films are My Best Friend’s Wedding and Confessions Of A Shopaholic, it’s with no doubt that Mental is his finest work to date. I was very lucky to talk to Mr. Hogan about his achievement, the inspiration behind it, and even managed to mix in some Richard [ Read More ]
In his salad days, Aussie director P. J. Hogan specialized in daft, edgy comedies about wildly eccentric characters, people so giddy they'd burst into song when words failed them.
Hogan, lately consigned to the likes of "Confessions of a Shopaholic," takes a stab at recapturing that past with "Mental," an Australian dramedy built around mental illness and the loony "nanny" who takes it on herself to torment those who torment a mentally ill woman. And if "Mental" it doesn't quite come off, it's at least comforting for us and Hogan to see that, to some degree, you can go home again.
"Home" in this case is Dolphin Heads, a little slice of Australian suburbia, probably not far from the Porpoise Spit of "Muriel's Wedding. »
“Mental” marks director P.J. Hogan’s (“My Best Friend’s Wedding,” “Confessions of a Shopaholic”) reunion with his “Muriel’s Wedding” star Toni Collette. The intervening years may have made them both older, but not necessarily wiser, as “Mental” seems content to rework the “Muriel’s Wedding” formula but with greater resources, like a now-established star and a supporting cast of notable Aussie actors (many of whom we had kind of forgotten were Australian) at its disposal. Both films take small-town Australia as their settings, both feature female characters marked by unpopularity and social inadequacy, and both are inspired by, and constantly reference, particular kitschy elements of pop culture -- ‘Muriel’ had Abba, "Mental" has “The Sound of Music.” But where the former film kept its focus narrow and thus managed a degree of consistency through tonal shifts from comedy to pathos, (a lot due to Collette’s breakthrough performance »
- Jessica Kiang
In 1994 Australian director P.J. Hogan and an audacious Aussie ingénue named Toni Collette broke onto the scene with the wild comedy Muriel's Wedding. Since then, Collette has become an international star, recognized for her comedic timing and depth in drama. Hogan's trajectory has been less universally praised, and more hit and miss. After helming the contemporary comedy classic My Best Friend's Wedding, he directed a string of lesser-known features, including the underrated Unconditional Love, the underseen Peter Pan, and the underwhelming Confessions of a Shopaholic. But after close to twenty years, Hogan and Collette have once again joined forces. This time for a crazy comedy called Mental. Check out its poster below, thanks to The Playlist: Written and directed by Hogan, Mental centers on the Moochmoores, a family of seven, made up of a philandering father (Anthony Lapaglia), a mom on the brink of meltdown, and a pack »
In an age of invention, one man set out to find a medical cure for what ails women … and accidentally electrified our love lives forever. Coming to DVD on January 14, 2013 courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Hysteria is a lighthearted, romantic comedy that tells the surprising story of the birth of the electro-mechanical vibrator at the very peak of Victorian prudishness.
Academy Award® nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal (Best Supporting Actress, Crazy Heart, 2009) and Hugh Dancy (Adam, Confessions of a Shopaholic, The Jane Austen Book Club) lead an accomplished cast, including Rupert Everett (My Best Friend’s Wedding, The Importance of Being Earnest) Jonathan Pryce (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Evita), Ashley Jensen (TV’s “Ugly Betty”) and Felicity Jones (Like Crazy, Brideshead Revisited) in this charming yet irreverent untold tale of discovery.
- Matt Holmes
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