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Spotlight: Rachael Ray's Charity Work

Spotlight: Rachael Ray's Charity Work
In October, 2006, talk show host Rachael Ray rang De’Shauntae Ford, a 10-year-old brain tumor sufferer who couldn’t go to her show due to her illness.

In 2007, with the help of Bill Clinton, Ray established Yum-o! to help children eat healthier.

Rachael Ray Nutrish pet foods were created from recipes Ray makes for her own dog. All proceeds go to Rachael’s Rescue, a charity founded by Ray for at-risk animals.

Charities & foundations supported

Rachael Ray has supported the following charities:

Adrienne Shelly FoundationAlliance for a Healthier GenerationAmerican Association of Retired PersonsAmerican Stroke AssociationASPCABlue Planet Run FoundationCentre For Environmental EducationClothes Off Our BackElizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS FoundationExploring The ArtsFeeding AmericaFisher House FoundationFood Bank For New York CityHeifer InternationalHope NorthIntrepid Fallen Heroes FundKeep A Child AliveMayor's Fund to Advance New York CityNorth Shore Animal LeagueNorth Shore Animal League AmericaPartnership for a Healthier AmericaRobert F Kennedy MemorialShare Our Strength: No Kid
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The Ultimate Summer Movie Season: Program Your Living Room with the Best Summer Lineup of All Time

The Ultimate Summer Movie Season: Program Your Living Room with the Best Summer Lineup of All Time
As the weather gets hotter and the film industry continues to face an uncertain future, one thing is crystal clear: There will be plenty of new movies to watch this summer — good ones, in fact — but there isn’t going to be a Summer Movie Season. There isn’t going to be a major blockbuster that makes you feel like a kid again (unless “Tenet” surprises); there isn’t going to be a silly comedy that you’ll associate with the smell of artificial popcorn butter for the rest of your life; there isn’t going to be a small movie with mass appeal that plays in arthouse circuit until the end of August. And though it’s still only the start of May, we can already tell that we’re going to miss the cancelled 2020 Summer Movie Season more than we ever would have guessed.

So we decided to
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Rushes: Berlinale Competition, the Making of "A Hidden Life," Changes in Film Preservation

Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveries. For daily updates follow us @NotebookMUBI.NEWSAbel Ferrara's SiberiaThe Berlin Film Festival Competition lineup has finally been unveiled, revealing a roster of heavy hitters that includes Ilya Khrzhanovsky's controversial installation project Dau, Abel Ferrara's long-delayed Siberia, Hong Sang-soo's latest The Woman Who Ran, and the anticipated return of Christian Petzold, Rithy Panh, Tsai Ming-liang, Sally Potter, and Philippe Garrel. Actor, writer, and director Terry Jones, best known for his involvement in the Monty Python comedy group and for directing the 1983 Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, has died. Recommended VIEWINGGrasshopper Films has released a trailer for Pedro Costa's bold Vitalina Varela, about a woman who arrives in Lisbon from Cape Verde to attend her estranged husband's funeral. Upon its premiere at 2019's Locarno Film Festival, editor Daniel Kasman described it as "a film of fierce determination and paramount resonance.
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Monica Lewinsky Launches Powerful Campaign for Anti-Bullying Month

Social activist, global public speaker, and Vanity Fair Contributing Editor Monica Lewinsky announces the launch today of “The Epidemic”, her latest anti-bullying campaign.

Following the success of her previous campaigns – the 2017’s Emmy nominated “In Real Life” and 2018’s “#DefyTheName,” – this year’s PSA impactfully builds on their earlier work, tackling the issue of online bullying which has reached epidemic proportions.

“The Epidemic” presents viewers with an average American teenager, Hailey, as she shows symptoms of a mysterious illness. But there’s more than meets the eye. After watching the film, viewers will be prompted to enter their phone number. They will then watch the film again, but this time they’ll receive the same bullying text messages as Hailey receives them throughout the story. The text messages will reveal the true epidemic taking place. Mixing the mediums of video and text, the spot illuminates how digital transgressions like cyberbullying can have very dire,
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Spotlight: Jon Hamm's Charity Work

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Jon Hamm has supported the following charities:

Adrienne Shelly FoundationAlzheimer's AssociationArtists for Peace and JusticeCancer Research InstituteCommunities in SchoolsDonorsChoose.orgEntertainment Industry FoundationGlobal FundMelanoma Research AllianceMotion Picture and Television Fund FoundationMoveOnRacing for Kids(Red)Stand Up For GusStand Up To CancerSt. Jude Children's Research HospitalVine Group Read more about Jon Hamm's charity work and events. Related articles Celebrities Take A Gamble On CharityKeanu Reeves To Race For CharityBid On Dinner With Your Favorite CelebsStars Join Elephant Project Auction For Alzheimer'sSAG Foundation Launches Online Celebrity Charity Auction

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Spotlight: Adrienne Shelly Foundation's Celebrity Supporters

Formed in January 2007, the Adrienne Shelly Foundation supports the artistic achievements of female filmmakers through a series of grants distributed through partnerships with Women in Film, Ifp, Nantucket Film Festival, Sundance Institute, Tribeca Film Institute, Columbia University, Boston University, Rooftop Films and American Film Institute. Since its inception, it has awarded forty-six grants.

Actress Adrienne Shelly was murdered in 2006.

Celebrity supporters

Adrienne Shelly Foundation has 22 known supporters, including Rachael Ray, Sarah Silverman, and Rosario Dawson

Areas of work Creative Arts Read more about Adrienne Shelly Foundation's work and celebrity supporters. Related articles Bid On Dinner With Your Favorite CelebsCharity Names Celebrity Mothers Who Make A DifferenceAdrienne Shelly Foundation Launches Annual Celebrity Charity AuctionSharon Lawrence To Take Part In Women Of Vision SaluteAdrienne Shelly Foundation Launches 7th Annual Celebrity Auction

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Broadway’s ‘Waitress’ Announces Closing Date

Broadway’s Waitress will close Jan. 5, 2020, the show’s producers announced today. The Sara Bareilles musical, directed by Diane Paulus, began previews at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on March 25, 2016, opened on April 24, and will have played 33 previews and 1,544 regular performances by closing night.

The announcement was made by lead producers Barry and Fran Weissler.

With a book by Jessie Nelson, music and lyrics by Bareilles and choreography by Lorin Latarro, Waitress was based on the 2007 film written and directed by Adrienne Shelly starring Keri Russell.

The musical adaptation premiered at Boston’s American Repertory Theatre in summer 2015 before moving to Broadway.

Broadway’s Waitress originally starred Jessie Mueller as Jenna, the pie-maker stuck in an abusive marriage. In its nearly four-year run, the production has featured cast members Adam Shapiro, Al Roker, Betsy Wolfe, Christopher Fitzgerald, Colleen Ballinger, Dakin Matthews, Drew Gehling, Eddie Jemison, Erich Bergen, Gavin Creel, Jason Mraz,
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John Lithgow, Blythe Danner’s ‘The Tomorrow Man’, ‘Halston’ Doc Target Memorial Day Weekend Screens – Specialty Box Office Preview

The Memorial Day holiday is a fairly busy one this year for Specialty films. Headlining the weekend’s new limited release titles is writer-director Noble Jones’ Sundance debut The Tomorrow Man, starring John Lithgow and Blythe Danner via Bleecker Street. The title began its roll out on Wednesday. Following up his successful documentary Dior And I, director Frédéric Tcheng is out this Friday with Halston, about the famous American designer. 1091, known as The Orchard when it released Dior and I, is taking Halston to theaters Friday. Oscilloscope’s 2018 Tribeca fest doc, Jill Magid’s The Proposal about architect Luis Barragán, has an exclusive New York run before heading to L.A. next weekend, while Greenwich Entertainment will play L.A. exclusively with doc Echo In the Canyon before heading East in its second frame. Blue Fox Entertainment, meanwhile is opening Slamdance 2018 tragic comedy Funny Story day and date Friday.

Other
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Spotlight: Emily Deschanel's Charity Work

Charities & foundations supported

Emily Deschanel has supported the following charities:

Adrienne Shelly FoundationAmberWatch FoundationEntertainment Industry FoundationFarm SanctuaryMercy For AnimalsNatural Resources Defense CouncilPETASea Shepherd Conservation SocietySomaly Mam FoundationStand Up To CancerThe Humane Society Read more about Emily Deschanel's charity work and events. Related articles Heather Mills Hosts 2008 Farm Sanctuary GalaStars Flock To Farm Sanctuary GalaJenna Fischer Hosts Fur BallCelebrities Attend An Evening Of New DreamsEllen DeGeneres Awarded By The Humane Society

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Cheryl Hines Signs With ICM Partners

Exclusive: ICM Partners has inked multi-hyphenate and multi-Emmy nominated actress Cheryl Hines.

The former Groundlings alum is best known for her role as Cheryl David, the foil and former wife to Larry David’s Larry David on HBO’s Emmy winning series, Curb Your Enthusiasm which landed her two Comedy Supporting Actress Primetime Emmy noms and three SAG ensemble noms.

Hines made her feature directorial debut with the 2009 pic Serious Moonlight which starred Meg Ryan, Timothy Hutton, Kristen Bell, and Justin Long. The pic was from a script by late actress-filmmaker Adrienne Shelly, and followed a high-powered attorney who duct tapes her adulterous husband to the toilet prior to their home being invaded by burglars. Hines starred in Waitress, the 2007 film Shelly directed, wrote and starred in and which went on to inspire a posthumous successful Broadway musical.

Hines’ credits include such films as Bad Moms Christmas, Along Came Polly,
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Rooftop Films Announces Filmmakers Fund Grant Winners

Swedish documentary filmmaker Anastasia Kirillova and “Negative Space” co-directors Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter are among the filmmakers who will receive grants from Rooftop Films to help complete their upcoming projects.

Kirilova will be awarded $20,000 to finish her film, “In the Shadows of Love,” while collaborators Kuwahata and Porter will receive $10,000 for “Dandelion Seed.”

Rooftop Films is a non-profit organization founded to showcase and fund the work of rising filmmakers and musicians in New York City. They provide cash grants to artists, rent equipment at affordable costs and organize film screenings.

“One of the great pleasures of working at Rooftop Films is that we have the opportunity to not only witness the growth of tenacious artists, but to support their visionary works as well,” said Dan Nuxoll, Rooftop Films’ artistic director. “This year’s grantees are among the most promising in all our years of championing independent cinema, and we
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Spotlight: Sarah Silverman's Charity Work

Charities & foundations supported

Sarah Silverman has supported the following charities:

Adrienne Shelly FoundationAid Still RequiredAlzheimer's AssociationAmnesty InternationalAnte Up For AfricaAutism SpeaksBID 2 Beat AIDSChildren Affected by AIDS FoundationDeclare YourselfGLSENIt Gets Better ProjectJ/P Haitian Relief OrganizationPETAStand Up For GusThe Trevor Project Read more about Sarah Silverman's charity work and events. Related articles Stewart to Host Night Of Too Many StarsCelebrities Raising Voices For BurmaHollywood Urges Us To VoteCelebrity Endorsement Pulls Young VotersRay Romano To Raise Laughs For Sick Kids

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Sundance ‘Sister Aimee’ Filmmakers Sign With ICM

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Exclusive: In the wake of their film Sister Aimee making its world premiere at Sundance in the Next section, married writing/directing duo Samantha Buck and Marie Schlingmann have inked with ICM partners.

The pic, starring Anna Margaret Hollyman and Amy Hargreaves tells the story of America’s most famous evangelist, a woman, in 1926. Fed up with her own success, she gets swept up in her lover’s daydreams about Mexico and finds herself on a wild road trip towards the border, hoping to escape her career. The pic will next play SXSW.

Buck and Schlingmann are currently in development on their second feature The Big D with producers Bettina Barrow and Lily Rabe, who is also attached to star in the film.

Buck and Schlingmann’s credits include the short films The Mink Catcher and Canary which played Telluride, SXSW, Palm Springs International Shortsfest and Provincetown, among others.

Buck
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Spotlight: Rosario Dawson's Charity Work

Rosario hosted the 10th Anniversary Benefit for the Lower East Side Girls Club.

Dawson took part in the “Stay Close” campaign for Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.

Rosario hosted a concert event in support of Global Darfur Awareness Day, with the proceeds of the evening going to the International Rescue Committee.

Charities & foundations supported

Rosario Dawson has supported the following charities:

Adrienne Shelly FoundationAmerican Foundation for AIDS ResearchAmnesty InternationalArtists for Peace and JusticeChildren's Defense FundDeclare YourselfDoSomething.orgGlobal CoolGlobal GreenHuman Rights WatchInternational Rescue CommitteeLower East Side Girls ClubMake-a-Wish FoundationONE CampaignOxfamParents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and GaysPeace Over ViolenceShoe4AfricaV-DayVoto Latino Read more about Rosario Dawson's charity work and events. Related articles Stars Send "Cool" TextsHill, McGraw and More Become Cartier Lovecharity AmbassadorsCelebrities To Attend V-Day In New OrleansBig Names Flock To End Violence Against WomenAffleck Tops Charity Stars in Denver

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Photo Flash: First Look at the International Premiere of Waitress

The hit musical Waitress opened on November 9, 2018, at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, Rcbc Plaza, Makati City, Manila, Philippines. Based on the beloved film by Adrienne Shelly, Waitress features music and lyrics from six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles 'Love Song,' 'Brave' and book by Jessie Nelson. Waitress tells the story of a pie maker named Jenna who, despite the mundanity of her life, finds comfort and reckoning in the simple magic of baking. With the help of her two friends, Dawn and Becky, she dreams of a way out of her loveless marriage and musters the courage to change her life for the better.
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‘Waitress’ Review: A Musical Slice Of Sweet Joy Drizzled With Female Empowerment

‘Waitress’ Review: A Musical Slice Of Sweet Joy Drizzled With Female Empowerment
In Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson’s stage musical adaptation of the feature film Waitress, there’s a purity and innocence baked into the sweet story which follows, like the title suggests, a small-town waitress who unexpectedly gets pregnant from her abusive husband and escapes reality by baking spectacularly quirky pies and develops a relationship with her so-dorky-that-he’s-charming doctor. But rumbling through this musical’s sun-kissed score is a story about the treatment of women —especially now. Once the musical reconciles the toxic bitterness of that unfortunate and all-too-familiar story of abuse, the sweetness of the musical becomes even sweeter, giving a story of female empowerment, choice, and removing horrible people out of your life and surrounding yourself with a foundation of support so that you can live your best life.

The history behind the Waitress film gives more emotional nuance considering the unfortunate circumstances in which it premiered.
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Sara Bareilles on Making Music with J.J. Abrams, Plus Her ‘Rootsy’ New Album

Sara Bareilles on Making Music with J.J. Abrams, Plus Her ‘Rootsy’ New Album
“Waitress” isn’t the only pie Sara Bareilles has baking in the oven.

The California native told Variety at the opening night of “Waitress” at the Pantages in Hollywood that bringing the show she composed, wrote the lyrics for, and starred in–twice–felt like coming home.

“La was my home for 15 years. I went to UCLA, so there’s just a real sense of pride and gratitude to be able to come home and share this project that has been the great love of my life for the last five years with what feels like a very hometown place for me,” Bareilles said on the red carpet.

The “Gravity” singer, who played pie-maker Jenna Hunterson in March 2017 and again in January 2018 on Broadway, recalled when she jumped at the chance to play the titular waitress.

“When Jessie Mueller, our incredible original lead, left the show, there was a part
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The L.A. Production of ‘Waitress’ Is Seeking Young Talent

Preheat your ovens, the hit musical “Waitress,” based on the independent film by Adrienne Shelly, is currently casting for a Los Angeles run and seeking a child actor for a named role. The show will run throughout August 2018 at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre. The uplifting musical celebrates “friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.” The story follows Jenna, a waitress in a small town who endeavors to escape her small town life. Her plan is to win a lucrative pie-baking contest in a nearby county. However, an unplanned pregnancy threatens to trap her in a loveless, abusive marriage, but also affords a possible escape when she meets her new doctor. The production is seeking a small child to play the part of Lulu. The role is for a young girl, aged 4–5. The character appears in the finale and has a carefree and sweet demeanor. Eligible children should be
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First Look! Katharine McPhee Serves Up a Smile in Broadway's Waitress

First Look! Katharine McPhee Serves Up a Smile in Broadway's Waitress
Katharine McPhee getting ready to step into the lead role of pregnant pie-maker Jenna Hunterson in the hit Broadway musical Waitress — and People’s got the first look at her in beautiful bright blue costume!

The Scorpion actress and American Idol alum, 33, will make her Broadway debut this spring for a limited run at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre beginning April 10.

It’ll be a full-circle moment for McPhee, who had previously starred in NBC’s short-lived and cult-hit TV series Smash, about the making of a Broadway musical. And it’s a debut that McPhee has patiently anticipated making over the years.
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Katharine McPhee To Make Broadway Debut in Waitress

Katharine McPhee To Make Broadway Debut in Waitress
Katharine McPhee is heading from the small screen to the big stage.

The 33-year-old Scorpion actress and American Idol alum will make her Broadway debut this spring in the hit musical Waitress, stepping into the lead role of pregnant pie-maker Jenna Hunterson for a limited run at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre beginning April 10.

It’ll be a full-circle moment for McPhee, who had previously starred in NBC’s short-lived and cult-hit TV series Smash about the making of a Broadway musical.

Sara Bareilles, who composed the score to the musical and is currently starring in the show as Jenna, revealed
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