A Little Star Is Born With ‘Beasts Of The Southern Wild’

beasts_of_the_southern_wildStill in very limited release and available for purchase early next month, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD is a delightful fable set against the backdrop of post-Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans and centers on a 6-year-old girl dealing with an unstable father and her search for her absent mother. Co-written (with LUCY ALIBAR) and directed by newcomer BENH ZEITLIN, the film features stand-out performances by DWIGHT HENRY and wise-beyond-her-years QUVENZHANE WALLIS.
It appears that making a movie in a flooded disaster zone can be every bit as unpleasant as it would seem and, during a recent press conference to promote the film, little Ms. WALLIS confessed her biggest obstacle was the mud. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD is in limited release now and will be available on DVD and Blu-ray in December

David Attenborough Breaks New And Exciting Ground With ‘Frozen Planet’

frozen-planetAiring tonight on The Discovery Channel, FROZEN PLANET explores the great wildernesses of the Arctic and Antarctic in ways that have never been seen. 85-year-old documentarian DAVID ATTENBOROUGH reaches amazing heights as he explores lands populated by seals, whales, wolves, penguins and bears all exhibiting remarkable intelligence and behavior in temperatures dropping to -31 degrees. Using state-of-the-art, high-definition photography, ATTENBOROUGH has produced a film of breathtaking brilliance that really is nothing short of a masterpiece. At the Television Critics Association press conference to promote the films, producer VANESSA BERLOWITZ talked about how the issue of “climate change” motivated ATTENBOROUGH’S team of filmmakers. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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FROZEN PLANET premieres tonight on DISCOVERY

Jennifer Aniston Humbled By Star On Hollywood’s Legendary Walk Of Fame

jennifer-anistonFormer FRIENDS star, JENNIFER ANISTON will punctuate the release of her new big screen comedy WANDERLUST by being immortalized with a star on Hollywood’s legendary Walk Of Fame on 2/22.
The Emmy, Golden Globe and People’s Choice Award winning actress will be joined by friends and family at the unveiling of the star and fan attendance is expected to be high.
At the WANDERLUST press event over the weekend, ANISTON seemed moved by the award and talked about, as a child of Hollywood, how humbled she feels by getting the recognition. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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WANDERLUST opens in theaters 2/24

The Greatest Whitney Houston Song You Almost Never Heard

bodyguardThe news over the weekend of WHITNEY HOUSTON’S untimely death rocked (if not exactly shocked) the music world to it’s core. Undeniably one of popular music’s greatest singers, HOUSTON scored a record-breaking seven consecutive #1 singles and holds the Guinness World Record for being the most awarded female act of all time. Her biggest selling single was I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU from THE BODYGUARD, the 1992 feature film in which she made her big screen acting debut. Written and originally recorded by DOLLY PARTON in 1973, the song has been covered by several singers but never to the response that HOUSTON experienced.
We sat down with WHITNEY HOUSTON at the time of the original release of THE BODYGUARD and she admitted that the song wasn’t the first considered for the film and almost didn’t make the playlist. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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As a tribute to the late singer/actress, LIFETIME will air THE BODYGUARD tonight

Expect The Unexpected With Ricky Gervais Hosting Golden Globes

ricky-gervais-golden-globesAiring tonight on NBC, the 69th annual Golden Globe Award ceremony is the Hollywood Foreign Press’ tribute to all that is noteworthy in the world of entertainment. Returning to host the festivities, Brit comic RICKY GERVAIS is expected to repeat the controversy he kicked up with his irreverent commentary last year. In Pasadena a few days ago to address the Television Critics Association, GERVAIS talked about his approach to being a master of ceremonies. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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The 69th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBES airs tonight on NBC