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Ricki Lake & Abby Epstein On ‘Weed The People’: “Cannabis Is A Human Rights Issue” [Video Exclusive]

 Executive producer of Weed The People Ricki Lake came up with the idea for the documentary after she and her husband took in a young girl with cancer. “My husband at the time, my beloved Christian Evans who passed away last year, he discovered Cbd and cannabis for his own healing, and also for […]

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Movie Review – Gemini (2018)

Gemini, 2018.

Written and Directed by Aaron Katz.

Starring Lola Kirke, Zoe Kravitz, John Cho, Greta Lee, Nelson Franklin, Michelle Forbes, Ricki Lake, Reeve Carney, James Ransone, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Todd Louiso, Marianne Randon, and Gabriela Flores.

Synopsis:

A heinous crime tests the complex relationship between a tenacious personal assistant and her Hollywood starlet boss. As the assistant unravels the mystery, she must confront her own understanding of friendship, truth, and celebrity.

Those considering a career as an assistant to Hollywood actors may end up rethinking their ambitions after watching Gemini, a noir thriller drenched in neon colors and sharp hypnotic direction from Aaron Katz (also pulling double duty writing the script) and cold themes regarding celebrity sycophancy and friendship. Like any good mystery, the film establishes a mood from the beginning that creates an air of ambiguity around the motives of its central characters; Hollywood actress Heather Anderson (Zoe Kravitz
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“Gemini” is a compelling indie noir

Once a staple of Hollywood cinema, the film noir has seemingly become almost solely the realm of independent fare. Studio honchos just don’t fawn over them like they used to. You can argue about whether that’s a bad thing or not, but that’s just the way it is currently. The likes of Brick, for example, showcase that small scale versions are still perfectly done. This week, a new indie noir comes out that deserves to find an audience. It’s Gemini, a modern noir that occasionally subverts the genre in pretty interesting ways. In some ways, it’s exactly what you’d expect. In others, it really goes in a different direction. The movie is a Hollywood set noir, though one that’s definitely on the unique side. Jill LeBeau (Lola Kirke) is an assistant to actress Heather Anderson (Zoë Kravitz), and the two clearly share a friendship as well.
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Gemini Movie Review

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Gemini Movie Review
Gemini Neon Reviewed by: Harvey Karten Director: Aaron Katz Screenwriter: Aaron Katz Cast: Lola Kirke, Zoe Kravitz, John Cho, Ricki Lake, Greta Lee, Michelle Forbes Screened at: Dolby88, NYC, 2/28/18 Opens: March 30, 2018 If you want to be an actor, you must realize that 95% of thespians at any given time are unemployed (or […]

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Ricki Lake Honors Ex-Husband Who Committed Suicide With New Film: 'I’ll Miss Him Every Day'

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Ricki Lake Honors Ex-Husband Who Committed Suicide With New Film: 'I’ll Miss Him Every Day'
Ricki Lake lit up with joy when she saw how viewers reacted to the SXSW premiere of her latest project, the documentary Weed the People.

“The response has been amazing,” she tells People in this week’s issue. “It’s a film that means so much to me.”

The doc was coproduced by her ex-husband Christian Evans before he killed himself at age 45 in 2017 following a long battle with bipolar disorder. Evans, a jewelry designer, had access to medical marijuana during his struggle, and wanted to use Weed the People to help advocate for its legalization.

“There’s a stigma to medical marijuana,
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Ricki Lake-Produced Film Weed the People Argues for Marijuana Use as a Cancer Treatment

Ricki Lake-Produced Film Weed the People Argues for Marijuana Use as a Cancer Treatment
As marijuana use continues to become decriminalized across the United States, doctors, researchers and patients are pushing to make it an accepted part of cancer treatments.

The new film Weed the People, executive-produced by Ricki Lake, follows families as they discover the benefits of marijuana for their child’s cancer and chemotherapy.

“When your kid’s got cancer, the rulebook goes out the window,” the mom of an elementary school-aged kid says in the trailer. “I wouldn’t feel right if I didn’t explore everything that there was.”

One researcher explains that the federal government is in a catch-
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Personal Camp: Close-Up on John Waters' "Serial Mom"

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Close-Up is a feature that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. John Waters' Serial Mom (1994) is showing from March 11 - April 10, 2018 in many countries around the world.When kidnapping victim and unwilling media sensation Patty Hearst first met director John Waters, it was at the Cannes Film Festival where he reportedly walked up to her, introduced himself, and casually mentioned “I went to your trial!” Years later, Hearst recalled her astonishment, both at Waters’ nonchalance and the idea that anybody would willingly attend another person’s trial, let alone her own. But in the era before Judge Judy, before the 24-hour news cycle, and before social media, there was in fact a thriving counterculture of serial killer groupies who traveled the countryside attending the trials of the most despicable and loathsome murderers in American history. They would camp out in front of courthouses for seats in the gallery like
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61st BFI London Film Festival Review – Gemini (2017)

Gemini, 2017.

Directed by Aaron Katz.

Starring Lola Kirke, Zoë Kravitz, Greta Lee, Michelle Forbes, Nelson Franklin, Reeve Carney, Jessica Parker Kennedy, James Ransone, Ricki Lake, and John Cho.

Synopsis:

A heinous crime tests the complex relationship between a tenacious personal assistant and her Hollywood starlet boss. As the assistant unravels the mystery, she must confront her own understanding of friendship, truth, and celebrity.

Films set in La tend to be about Hollywood, actors, showbiz, etc. Aaron Katz’s slow-burn mystery Gemini is no exception, however, whilst it is set in the city of the rich and famous, it portrays a completely different side of the industry to one we commonly see on-screen, as seen through the eyes of young Ohio-born Pa Jill (Lola Kirke).

Jill is the assistant to Heather (Zoe Kravitz), a big-name actress hounded by paps and fans alike, who maintains a friendship as well as a professional relationship with her Pa.
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Lili Reinhart Gets Candid About Battling Anxiety Before Landing Riverdale: 'My World Was Crashing'

Lili Reinhart Gets Candid About Battling Anxiety Before Landing Riverdale: 'My World Was Crashing'
Before Lili Reinhart found fame playing the near-perfect blonde schoolgirl Betty Copper on the CW’s hit TV show Riverdale, she was a budding actress suffering from crippling anxiety — including what she calls “the worst panic attack of my life.”

The 20-year-old actress opened up about her battle with the disorder in a new interview with W magazine, where she explained that she had to flee Los Angeles and move back in with her parents in North Carolina to get a handle on her mental health.

Living in L.A. in shared apartments at just 18, Reinhart was auditioning as much as possible at the time.
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Jenny Mollen Insists She’s ‘Totally Fine’ After Revealing She Has ‘Prepartum’ Depression: ‘This Is Normal’

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Jenny Mollen Insists She’s ‘Totally Fine’ After Revealing She Has ‘Prepartum’ Depression: ‘This Is Normal’
As Jenny Mollen approaches the end of her second pregnancy, she’s grappling with emotions that she feels aren’t “addressed enough.”

The mother of one, who is currently expecting her second son with husband Jason Biggs, shared her experience with what she described as “prepartum” depression in an Instagram post and story Thursday.

“I could already be in a depression,” she revealed. “I’m planning on eating my placenta, but I’m also anticipating a major emotional dive. I think that it’s chemical. I think people don’t talk about it enough.”

On Friday, she used Instagram stories
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Alanis Morissette Reveals Battle with Crippling Postpartum Depression That Took Hold Seconds After Daughter’s Birth

Alanis Morissette Reveals Battle with Crippling Postpartum Depression That Took Hold Seconds After Daughter’s Birth
Alanis Morissette grew up dreaming of being a mother, but what she didn’t expect was the devastating postpartum depression she suffered after the births of both her children.

“There are days I’m debilitated to the point where I can barely move,” the singer — who’s still struggling with the illness 14 months after welcoming daughter Onyx Solace — tells People exclusively in the latest issue. “As a kid, I imagined having children and being with an amazing partner. This is a whole other wrench I didn’t anticipate.”

The Grammy winner, 43, had her first experience with Ppd after giving birth
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The Hunger Games' Jena Malone Shares Honest Message About 'Motherhood, Depression and Self Worth': 'This Struggle Is Real'

The Hunger Games' Jena Malone Shares Honest Message About 'Motherhood, Depression and Self Worth': 'This Struggle Is Real'
Parenthood isn’t always easy — which is something Jena Malone can attest to.

The 32-year-old mother of one got super honest on Instagram Wednesday, writing a caption about “motherhood, depression and self worth” to accompany an artistic, blurry photo of herself and son Ode Mountain, 14 months.

“I don’t have anything beautiful to say. Except that this struggle is real,” wrote the Sucker Punch actress. “The sharp edges are too much to hold without compassion.”

“I’m struggling with this. Compassion for myself and this moment of growth in my life,” she adds. “I know I am not alone in this.
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Chris Pratt and Anna Faris' Son Jack Turns 5: Inside the Heart-Wrenching Story of His Premature Birth

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris' Son Jack Turns 5: Inside the Heart-Wrenching Story of His Premature Birth
Little Jack is turning 5!

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris‘ only child is celebrating his birthday today, 5 years after his premature birth kept him in the Nicu for a month and put his parents through an emotional rollercoaster.

His fifth birthday comes amid Faris and Pratt’s split, which the former couple announced on Aug. 6. The two focused on Jack in their joint statement as they asked for privacy.

“Our son has two parents who love him very much and for his sake we want to keep this situation as private as possible moving forward,” they said.

In the past, both Pratt,
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‘Gemini’ First Trailer: Zoë Kravitz Bewitches Lola Kirke in Intoxicating Neo-Noir Thriller

‘Gemini’ First Trailer: Zoë Kravitz Bewitches Lola Kirke in Intoxicating Neo-Noir Thriller
As evidenced by her understated but powerful role in “Big Little Lies,” Zoë Kravitz has demonstrated a keen eye for complex projects from auteur filmmakers, which continues with Aaron Katz’s “Gemini.” Kravitz stars alongside up-and-coming indie favorite Lola Kirke (“Mistress America,” “Gone Girl”) in the New York-based filmmaker’s neo-noir thriller, which just released a captivating first trailer.

Read More:Zoë Kravitz and Lola Kirke Wander Through a Dreamy Los Angeles in Aaron Katz’s Hypnotic Mystery ‘Gemini’ — SXSW 2017 Review

The Hollywood-set mystery stars Kravitz as Heather Anderson, a hot young actress with all eyes on her. Kirke plays her friend and assistant, Jill, who keeps her life together while offering a calming presence and fierce loyalty. When a violent crime threatens the balance of their friendship, Jill finds herself on the run as she attempts to solve the dangerous mystery. A movie in love with movies, Katz subdues
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Ricki Lake Returns to Ibiza to Spread Ex-Husband Christian Evans' Ashes

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Ricki Lake plans to honor the memory of her late ex-husband, Christian Evans, by spreading his ashes at the same place they got engaged. Ricki posted a pic Friday of herself near a beach in Ibiza, with the caption ... "Es Vedra and me. #magical #Ibiza. Bringing my beloved home. #christianevans #loveiseternal." Sources close to the former talk show host tell TMZ she's there to spread Christian's ashes because that's where he popped the question to her,
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Lena Headey Recalls 'Really Horrendous' Time Battling Ppd While Filming Game of Thrones: 'It Was Tricky'

Lena Headey Recalls 'Really Horrendous' Time Battling Ppd While Filming Game of Thrones: 'It Was Tricky'
Lena Headey‘s formidable character Cersei Lannister may have looked icy as a cucumber in the first (and subsequent) seasons of Game of Thrones, but the actress wasn’t without her own inner turmoil.

For her cover story in the newest issue of Net-a-Porter’s The Edit magazine, Headey opened up to GoT costar Maisie Williams about her experience balancing filming the show’s first season and battling postpartum depression following the birth of her son Wylie, now 7.

“Really horrendous – I was postnatally depressed, but I didn’t know it,” she explained of how she felt filming traumatic scenes while
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Elle King Gets Candid About Her Depression and Ptsd: It Feels Like ‘a Trip on LSD’

Elle King Gets Candid About Her Depression and Ptsd: It Feels Like ‘a Trip on LSD’
Elle King is taking the reins on her mental health.

The “Ex’s and Oh’s” singer revealed on Instagram Saturday that she has been struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.

“I made a decision yesterday that was a really f— hard one,” she captioned a Boomerang video of herself wearing a shirt reading “Born To Be Mild.”

“I’m slowly learning that prolonging and putting off that inevitable and looming painful decision or choice … Only Creates More Pain,” she continued. “And Youre Literally Just Sitting In It. I made that hard choice yesterday, and for a while it
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On Again? Gerard Butler and Morgan Brown Spotted Getting Close on Mexico Beach

On Again? Gerard Butler and Morgan Brown Spotted Getting Close on Mexico Beach
It looks like things may be heating up again between Gerard Butler and Morgan Brown.

The actor and his on-again, off-again flame Brown were photographed on the beach in Tulum, Mexico, on Friday. Clad in red-and-blue swim trunks, Butler, 47, and Brown — showing off her toned body in an orange bikini — splashed around in the waves while sharing a seemingly intimate dynamic.

The Scottish 300 star and interior designer were first linked about two and a half years ago, with a source close to Butler telling People in November that “they split some time ago.”

Related: Is Liev Schreiber Dating Gerard Butler’s Ex?
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‘Yes, Sadie Took Her Own Life’: Pennsylvania Mom Blames ‘Bullies’ for Her 15-Year-Old Daughter’s Death

‘Yes, Sadie Took Her Own Life’: Pennsylvania Mom Blames ‘Bullies’ for Her 15-Year-Old Daughter’s Death
A Pennsylvania family is mourning the loss of their 15-year-old daughter with a heartbreaking obituary.

Sadie Riggs took her own life on Monday after an incident with “bullies” at her school made her “feel worthless,” according to Sadie’s mother, Beverly Dodson Riggs, who addressed the incident in her daughter’s eulogy.

“In an effort to debunk the rumors about Sadie’s death we would like to share this information. Yes, Sadie took her own life, she hung herself,” the obituary on the Louis Geisel Funeral Home website stated.

“It is hard to fathom that someone so young could be so troubled.
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May 9th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Brain Damage, The Void, Serial Mom

For this Tuesday’s Blu-ray and DVD releases, we have an eclectic assortment of titles coming home, including films from the likes of Frank Henenlotter, John Waters, Roland Emmerich, and Gus Van Sant's remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s most iconic film. Scream Factory is keeping busy this week with two different titles—Serial Mom and Psycho (1998)—and Arrow Video has put together an impressive special edition set for Henenlotter’s cult classic Brain Damage.

For those who may have missed it earlier this year, the surreal indie horror flick The Void makes it way to DVD on May 9th, and we have a bunch of other notable titles arriving on Tuesday, too, including Making Contact, American Mummy, The Gorenos, Clown Kill, and The Evangelist.

Brain Damage: 2-Disc Special Edition (Arrow Video, Blu-ray)

It’S A Headache From Hell! From Frank Henenlotter, the man behind such cult horror favourites as Basket Case and Frankenhooker,
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