Daily Archives: January 22, 2009

Sex in The City Sequel Confirmed!!

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Finally – It has been confirmed – there will be a movie sequel to Sex in the City.

According to US Magazine,

“Not all the contracts are signed, but everyone is on board, it just happened.”

We shouldn’t be surprised since the 2008 Sex in the City Movie grossed $150 million.

Sarah Jessica Parker had said previously

“It’s all about the story,” she said. “If we can’t tell a story that’s really worthy of an audience, then we won’t do it.
We’ve been really lucky at this point. We’ve been in people’s good graces for a long time, and we take that very seriously. So that’s the biggest challenge, the story.”

I look forward to seeing the sequel. What about you – will you go see it??

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Academy Award Nominations Announced Today

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The Acamedy Award nominations were announced this AM. This should have been up this morning but the day has gone way too fast to achieve my goal of getting the articles out on a timely basis. Sorry about that!!

This year’s most nominated film was “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” with 13 nominations and Meryl Streep extended her lead as the most nominated performer with her 15th nomination.

As always, there were a couple of surprises associated with the nominations. Kate Winslet, who won two Golden Globes this year, was expected to receive two Oscar nods. She was only given one for Best Actress for “The Reader” and not “Revolutionary Road”. Heath Ledger’s, “The Dark Knight” was expected to be nominated for best film but was passed over. In the past, the Golden Globe Awards was a good indicator of who was going to be nominated for the Oscars but I guess this may no longer be the case.

Here are some of the nominations:

Performance by an actor in a leading role

Richard Jenkins in “The Visitor”
Frank Langella in “Frost/Nixon”
Sean Penn in “Milk”
Brad Pitt in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Mickey Rourke in “The Wrestler”
Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Josh Brolin in “Milk”
Robert Downey Jr. in “Tropic Thunder”
Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Doubt”
Heath Ledger in “The Dark Knight”
Michael Shannon in “Revolutionary Road”
Performance by an actress in a leading role
Anne Hathaway in “Rachel Getting Married”
Angelina Jolie in “Changeling”
Melissa Leo in “Frozen River”
Meryl Streep in “Doubt”
Kate Winslet in “The Reader”
Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Amy Adams in “Doubt”
Penélope Cruz in “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
Viola Davis in “Doubt”
Taraji P. Henson in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Marisa Tomei in “The Wrestler”

For a complete list of the nominations for the Academy Awards click here.

An Interview With DeAnna Pappas

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I had the opportunity to interview DeAnna Pappas, the former Bachelorette, and new co-host of Get Married.

What a pleasure it was to speak with her.  She is so down to earth and is the same girl that we all saw on the Bachelorette – easy to talk to, pleasant and alot of fun.

DeAnna is now the co-host of Get Married and writes for BloggerBrides, an internet site that is part of GetMarried.com. On Get Married, DeAnna is the ultimate bride’s best friend, offering brides the opportunity to share ideas, stories and experiences.  She also discusses the latest wedding planning tips and trends.

We also spoke about DeAnna’s trip to Kuwait and Iraq as part of a USO tour.  She shared a lot about the trip and what an enlighting experience it was for her and as she said,

“Iraq was one of the best things in my entire life. It was truly an eye opening experience.”

DeAnna, along with Rachel Smith (Miss USA 2007) and Christine Lakin (from Step by Step), visited 3 bases per day. They went to both the big and small bases. One of the smaller bases was in Sadr City – previously considered one of the most dangerous cities in Baghdad. Some of the soldiers had been on base for 15 months without ANY visitors. Deanna expressed her appreciation for the solidiers on Blogger Brides,

“The experience during the USO tour was very touching, especially seeing the courage and bravery of all the soldiers. You all are my heroes!”

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Go to Get Married to read more about DeAnna’s experiences on the USO tour.

This is only part of my interview with Deanna – to read more about our conversation, come back next week ,when I will reveal DeAnna’s thoughts on the “rumor” of her “Going Hollywood”, her relationship with current Bachelor, Jason Mesnick and much more!!

Don’t forget to enter the weekly give away and win a DeAnna Pappas autographed Get Married Bag!!

George Clooney Headed Back to ER

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People Magazine has confirmed the long awaited return of George Clooney to ER.

George will be returning to a closed set and there is no mention of how many episodes he will shoot.

ER is where George gained his fame – it’s will be nice to see him on television again.

Are you going to tune in to see George on ER??

Heath Ledger, Gone But Not Forgotten

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It has been a year since the tragic and untimely death of Heath Ledger.  He was found dead at 28 from an accidental  overdose in his SoHo apartment January 22, 2008.  The year anniversary of his passing also coincides with the announcement of the nominations for the 2009  Academy Awards, for which Heath is predicted to be nominated for best supporting actor for his wicked portrayal as the Joker in The Dark Knight.

Earlier this month during the Golden Globe Awards he was honored posthumously for his role in The Dark Knight.

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“We are overjoyed for him,” his father Kim Ledger told PEOPLE of his son’s win for best supporting actor in a drama.

His brilliant career was cut short but his contributions continue to be honored.