Monday, August 30, 2010

Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses 'Junky Star' Hits Stores August 31st -- Hello Grammys!

Oscar®-winning singer/songwriter Ryan Bingham's trademark voice is one stiff "Smokin' Americana" cocktail: one part each John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, and Eddie Vedder -- shaken not stirred. His new album Junky Star produced by T Bone Burnett on Lost Highway Records hits stores August 31, 2010. Check out the killer single Depression (after the jump).
Great title song for a movie (directors -- give the album a spin).

This huge talent will clean up at the Grammy's BIG TIME -- mark my words! "The GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night®" will air live on the CBS Television Network on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 10 – 11 p.m. ET/PT, and set the stage for the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards to be held at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles live on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011.

Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses

Its been a winding road for Bingham. . .

Bingham talks about his early days on the road, and about writing and performing the Oscar nominated song, The Weary Kind for the soundtrack of the movie Crazy Heart.

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

62nd Annual Primetime Emmy® Awards Broadcast Sunday August 29th at 8PM ET | Nominees

It is one of the biggest events in Hollywood, and coming up tomorrow Sunday (August 29) at 8:00 PM ET/ 5:00 PM PT. The 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be held at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles and will feature Jimmy Fallon as this year’s host.

GREY GOOSE® Emmy®, is the signature cocktail of the 62nd Primetime Emmys Governors Ball. Watch how to make it for your Emmy Party guests and then settle in for a star-studded awards show evening!



"Curb Your Enthusiasm" (2000)

"Glee" (2009)

"30 Rock" (2006)


"Dexter" (2006)

"Lost" (2004)

"Mad Men" (2007)

"True Blood" (2008)


Endgame (2009/I)

Georgia O'Keeffe (2009) (TV)

Moonshot (2009) (TV)

Temple Grandin (2010) (TV)

You Don't Know Jack (2010) (TV)


"Return to Cranford" (2007)


Tony Shalhoub for "Monk" (2002)


Kyle Chandler for "Friday Night Lights" (2006)

Matthew Fox for "Lost" (2004)

Jon Hamm for "Mad Men" (2007)

Hugh Laurie for "House M.D." (2004)


Michael Sheen for The Special Relationship (2010) (TV)


Tina Fey for "30 Rock" (2006)

Lea Michele for "Glee" (2009)

Amy Poehler for "Parks and Recreation" (2009)


Connie Britton for "Friday Night Lights" (2006)

Kyra Sedgwick for "The Closer" (2005)


Joan Allen for Georgia O'Keeffe (2009) (TV)

Maggie Smith for Capturing Mary (2007) (TV)


Chris Colfer for "Glee" (2009)

Eric Stonestreet for "Modern Family" (2009)


Andre Braugher for "Men of a Certain Age" (2009)

John Slattery for "Mad Men" (2007)


Patrick Stewart for Hamlet (2009) (TV)

David Strathairn for Temple Grandin (2010) (TV)


Jane Lynch for "Glee" (2009)

Kristen Wiig for "Saturday Night Live" (1975)


Christine Baranski for "The Good Wife" (2009)


Kathy Bates for "Alice" (2009)

Brenda Vaccaro for You Don't Know Jack (2010) (TV)


"The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" (2009)


"Top Chef" (2006)


Jeff Probst for "Survivor" (2000) WINNER (previously announced)

Heidi Klum for "Project Runway" (2005)

Ryan Seacrest for "American Idol" (2002)


"Food Revolution" (2010) WINNER (previously announced)

"Undercover Boss" (2010)

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Christoph Waltz Rocks 'Paint it Black' Cover | First Set Stills from 'The Three Musketeers'

Milla Jovovich and Christoph Waltz, 'The Three Musketeers' Photocall

Did you know the multi-talented Academy Award-winning actor Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds), a Vienna native, was once an opera singer? Watch him perform the classic opera Der Humpink on the BBC TWO Biography Special as seen on Jimmy Kimmel Live (below).


Waltz rocks it 'Roy Black-style' with his cover version of the Rolling Stones classic Paint it Black (below).

F**K! Did he kill it or what? My body is still reverberating from the MegaDoze of UberSweetness!!!

The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers Photocall, August 20th, 2010 in Munich

Waltz is currently in Bamberg filming W.S. Paul Anderson's reboot of The Three Musketeers. He will portray Cardinal Richelieu alongside actors Orlando Bloom, Milla Jovovich, and Mads Mikkelsen. The action adventure also stars Matthew Macfadyen, Ray Stevenson, Luke Evans, Juno Temple, and James Corden. has received the first photos from the Bamberg, Germany set. You can check out Mads Mikkelsen as Rochefort, Logan Lerman as D'Artagnan and Anderson in the photos below. The Three Musketeers opens in 3D on April 15, 2011.

Additional links

Christoph Waltz, Milla Jovovich and Orlando Bloom in Munich Promoting ‘The Three Musketeers’

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Guillermo del Toro's 'Julia's Eyes' Movie Trailer | TIFF 2010 Special Presentation

Belén Rueda starred in the Guillermo del Toro produced film The Orphanage, which premiered at the Toronto Film Fest in 2007. Now Rueda is back in another GDT film: Julia’s Eyes, directed by Guillem Morales (The Uncertain Guest). Both films were shot by cinematographer Óscar Faura.

Julia’s Eyes will play as a Special Presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival.

TIFF Synopsis
Julia, a woman suffering from a degenerative eye disease, finds her blind twin sister Sara hanged in the basement of her house. Julia decides to investigate what she feels is a murder case, entering a dark world that seems to hide a mysterious presence. As Julia begins to uncover the terrifying truth about her sister’s death, her sight deteriorates further, until a series of unexplained deaths and disappearances cross her path. The film stars Belen Rueda and Lluis Homar (Broken Embraces).

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Subtitled version of the trailer (new):

Spanish language version:

Juia's Eyes Official site [ES]
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Actress Belen Rueda

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Angelina Jolie Set To Write, Direct & Produce Bosnian War Love Story

Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie is set to make her feature film directorial debut. A love story set during the Bosnian war in the early '90s, the film focuses on a Serbian man and a Bosnian woman who meet on the eve of the war and the effect the war has on their relationship. She is working on the flick with GK Films which was founded by Academy Award-winning producer Graham King in 2007.

Based on an original screenplay written by Jolie, the actors will be solely compromised of various ethnicities from the region of the former Yugoslavia.

Jolie will produce the film alongside GK Films’ Academy Award winning producer Graham King and King’s business partner Tim Headington.

Jolie will not be in the film, and filming is expected to take place this fall, with no locations being announced due to security concerns. The Goodwill Ambassador for the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees frequently makes trips to the area, visited Sarajevo last weekend to discuss the refugee situation with some of the country's leaders.

"The film is a love story, not a political statement," Jolie said in a statement released by the UNHCR during her visit to the region last week. "I would like to involve as many local people as possible and learn as much as I can."

GK Films produced her upcoming Johnny Depp co-starring release, "The Tourist," set to hit theaters in December. She is also slated to star in Tim Burton's "Sleeping Beauty" as the film's evil queen, Maleficent, and will assume the title role in "Cleopatra."

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Source: GK Films Blog, MTV

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Guillermo Del Toro Boards Jovanka Vuckovic's Debut Short 'The Captured Bird'

Former Rue Morgue editor-in-chief Jovanka Vuckovic is preparing to shoot her debut short film, The Captured Bird, Executive Produced by Guillermo del Toro, Oscar-winning director of Pan's Labyrinth and the Hellboy films franchise.

Vuckovic was recently named by the Horror Society as one of the top thirteen most important women in the history of horror, alongside Mary Shelley, Kathryn Bigelow and Vamipra.

"Jovanka's vision has been honed to perfection and combines true poetry with savage instinct," says del Toro. "[It's] lyrical and brutal. Just what the doctor ordered."

Adds Vuckovic, "Having Guillermo [del Toro] on board as Executive Producer is like a dream come true for a first time filmmaker. His well of inspiration is as limitless as his generosity. Plus, The Captured Bird is just too ambitious to make without his guidance. I'm very grateful to have him as part of the team."

Mike Elizalde's Oscar-nominated special make-up effects studio Spectral Motion (Hellboy II, X-Men: The Last Stand) will provide creature effects. Emmy Award-nominated visual effects supervisor Tammy Sutton (Avatar, Spider-Man 2) as well as filmmakers Douglas Buck (Sisters) and Karim Hussain (La belle bête), will be serving as editor and director of photography, respectively.

"The Captured Bird is inspired in part by a childhood nightmare, the writings of H. P. Lovecraft, the fables of the Brothers Grimm and the paranormal phenomenon referred to as The Shadow People," explains writer-director Vuckovic. "It's sort of a dark fable that I hope people will find haunting, poetic and beautiful."

The Captured, a feature-packed website will track the development of the film with regular blog updates from Vuckovic. The site will also feature videos of the film's progress, including location scouts, production meetings, and interviews with well-known genre filmmakers about how to approach making your first movie. Filmmakers such as del Toro, George Romero (Night of the Living Dead), John Landis (An American Werewolf in London) and Mick Garris (Masters of Horror) provide input.

The website makes use of "crowdfunding." Fans and supporters can make a donation in any amount towards production, which to date has raised thirty per cent of its budget through Canadian broadcaster Bravo!, which has first-time Canadian broadcast rights. All funders will receive a thank you credit in the film and donors of a certain amount are given special rewards, some of which include an autographed copy of Jovanka's forthcoming coffee-table book on zombies or a Pan's Labyrinth script autographed by del Toro.

The Captured Bird is scheduled to shoot in the spring of 2011 for a film festival tour through 2012. It has already been accepted to the prestigious Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal. Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas and the Toronto After Dark Film Festival and several international festivals have also already shown interest.

For more information visit The Captured Bird

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

An Evening with Guillermo del Toro and 'The Fall' -- Event & Book Signing in San Francisco September 28th! Buy Tix Online

Film fans, young filmmakers and vampire and horror novel fans alike won't want to miss this very special event with prolific multihyphenate multi award-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro! The Fall, the second book in The Strain Trilogy book signing will follow a very special event at the Sundance Kabuki Theatre in San Francisco on September 28th.

A VIP ticket entitles you to a private pre-talk reception, at 6:30 PM, with Mr. Del Toro, including delicious food, a special bar drink, seat, and a copy of The Fall! Lucky you -- if you happen to be in San Francisco that day! Check it out ...

Date From September 28, 2010 7:30 PM
Until September 28, 2010 9:00 PM

Sundance Kabuki Theater
1881 Post Street at Fillmore
San Francisco, CA 94115

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Price $12.00 - $75.00

Info Line 415-863-8688


Born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico, Guillermo del Toro made his feature directorial debut in 1993 with the film Cronos, and has since gone on to direct, among other films, Mimic, The Devil's Backbone, Blade II, Hellboy I, Hellboy II, and Pan's Labyrinth, which garnered enormous critical praise worldwide and won three Academy Awards. Del Toro has produced and written films numerous films. He is currently working on a remake of Frankenstein; it's been announced that James Cameron will produce Del Toro's 3-D At the Mountains of Madness, and that Del Toro will direct Disney's The Haunted Mansion.

With Chuck Hogan, Del Toro has become a novelist as well. Their first novel was The Strain, about which all that must be said is this:

They have always been here. Vampires. In secret and in darkness. Waiting. Now their time has come.

In one week, Manhattan will be gone. In one month, the country.

In two months -- the world.

"I cannot wait to see where Del Toro and Hogan take us next." -- James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Doomsday Key

The wait is over! Guillermo Del Toro returns with The Fall -- the second blood-chilling volume in their critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling Strain Trilogy. The Fall picks up where The Strain left off -- with a vampiric infection spreading like wildfire across America as a small band of heroes struggles to save the dwindling human race from the vampire plague. Horror fiction and dark fantasy fans will be swept up in this epic story that bestselling author Nelson DeMille describes as "Bram Stoker meets Stephen King meets Michael Crichton."

In addition to his multiple screen ventures, Del Toro is, with Chuck Hogan, writing the third volume in The Strain trilogy.

Advance ticket purchase encouraged; tickets at the door may not be available.

General admission $12.

VIP ticket for private pre-talk reception, at 6:30 PM, with Mr. Del Toro, including delicious food, a special bar drink, seat, and a copy of The Fall $75. (21+ only)

NOTE: No one under 21 years old will be admitted.

General seating ($12 tickets) begins at 6:45 PM.

Reserved seating for VIP reception ticket holders ($75 tickets) begins promptly at 7:15

Buy tickets online now.

Pre-Order The Fall online now!

Join the Guillermo del Toro Facebook fans Group.

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Christoph Waltz, Milla Jovovich and Orlando Bloom in Munich Promoting ‘The Three Musketeers’

Shooting is about to begin on Paul W. S. Anderson's reboot of The Three Musketeers. Orlando Bloom, Milla Jovovich, Mads Mikkelsen and Christoph Waltz posed during a photocall (above) to promote the movie known in Germany as Die drei Musketiere on Friday, August 20th, 2010 in Munich.

Director Paul W.S. Anderson (hubby of Milla Jovovich) stated we can expect “a much sexier version” when his take of the French novelist Alexander Dumas’s adventure stories hit the big screen next September (2011).

Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom
Credit: Denise Truscello; Photos: WireImage

Oh, and 33 year old actor Orlando Bloom and his new bride Miranda Kerr are expecting a baby.

Orly told the UKPA this morning that he already making plans to visit wife Miranda Kerr while he’s in Munich filming!

“I’ll go home as often as possible. I’m really excited about it, it’s great. She’ll come out here too,” Orly said.

More pictures from The Three Musketeers photocall at JustJared and AccidentalSexiness.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Naomi Watts and Sean Penn's 'Fair Game' Movie Trailer Released

Naomi Watts (Valerie Plame) and Sean Penn (Joe Wilson) in Fair Game

Summit Entertainment has released the movie trailer for Doug Liman’s political drama Fair Game. The film stars Naomi Watts as real-life undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame and Sean Penn as her husband Joe Wilson.

The political story resulting from Plame’s identity leak is highly compelling. Check out the trailer after the jump.

Naomi Watts (Valerie Plame) in Fair Game

Official Synopsis
A suspense-filled glimpse into the dark corridors of political power, Fair Game is a riveting action-thriller based on the autobiography of real-life undercover CIA operative Valeria Plame (Naomi Watts), whose career was destroyed and marriage strained to its limits when her covert identity was exposed by a politically motivated press leak. As a covert officer in the CIA’s Counter-Proliferation Division, Valerie leads an investigation into the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Valerie’s husband, diplomat Joe Wilson (Sean Penn), is drawn into the investigation to substantiate an alleged sale of enriched uranium from Niger. But when the administration ignores his findings and uses the issue to support the call to war, Joe writes a New York Times editorial outlining his conclusions and ignites a firestorm of controversy.

Fair Game opens on Friday, November 5th, 2010 (limited release).

Fair Game Official Site

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Interviews with the 'Glorious' Christoph Waltz

Christoph Waltz fans will enjoy watching two amazing interviews with the multi award-winning actor on the Charlie Rose show.

Actor Christoph Waltz for 'Inglourious Basterds'
Monday, February 15, 2010 (60 minutes)

Charlie Rose Greenroom with Christoph Waltz
March 1, 2010 (5:16 minutes)
Christoph talks about:
First Job
Career low and high points
Favorite films and actors
Childhood dream job
On acting


Christoph Waltz as August Rosenbluth, on set of 'Water for Elephants'

Waltz recently wrapped his role as Chudnofsky in The Green Hornet, and August Rosenbluth in Water for Elephants. He is currently prepping for his role as Cardinal Richelieu in Paul W. S. Anderson's The Three Musketeers alongside Milla Jovovich (M'lady De Winter) and Orlando Bloom (Duke of Buckingham)

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Ric and Lincoln O'Barry's 'Blood Dolphins' World Premiere on Animal Planet, Friday, August 27 at 11 PM

Pro-dolphin activist Ric O'Barry (left) and filmmaker son Lincoln

Ric O'Barry, lead activist of the Oscar-winning film, The Cove - and his son, filmmaker are two men driven by a single passion.

In Blood Dolphins, a three-part series that premieres August 27, on Animal Planet at the special time of 11 PM ET/PT, former Flipper trainer Ric continues on his redemptive mission to save dolphins at the peril of man.

Blood Dolphins begins back at The Cove—the remote location in Taiji, Japan that is witness to an annual mass slaughter of dolphins. The pair, along with a small crew, discover that the brutal massacre portrayed in the Academy Award-winning film continues in spite of the success and international awareness of The Cove. Despite the many obstacles father and son encounter, they forge on, continuing their mission.

"Having a higher media profile is a tool," Ric said during the TV Guide show's Television Critics Assocation summer session. The drawback is that in Japan "I am a marked man." Ric said there are four major dolphin trade groups from which he has to stay away. "Two of my associates have been murdered," he said.

Still, Ric said, he'll continue the work of education. "In some ways, the Japanese people are victims because they don't have the information," Ric said. "But we're here to listen and learn... We're not cultural imperialists."

After leaving Japan, the team travels to the Solomon Islands—a small nation consisting of nearly 1,000 islands where dolphin dealing is legal and big business. The islands are the nerve center of dolphin slaughter and trade. Threatened by annual hunts, dolphins are slaughtered by the thousands. The O’Barry’s dangerous mission is to confront cultural, political and economic forces that affect the world's dolphins. They met with high hopes as they learn that a prominent dealer is thinking of leaving the business.

Dolphins are victimized by a highly lucrative (at times cutthroat) captive trade, where a "prime specimen" can rake in up to $200,000 for the dolphin entertainment industry. Either scenario is a sad fate for one of the most remarkable, intelligent and loved creatures on the planet.

“Dolphins are highly intelligent, self-aware, complex creatures that should swim free without the threat of slaughter or captivity,” says Ric O’Barry. “Dolphins’ primary sense is sonar sound, and living within small confines causes sensory deprivation and distress, while also extremely limiting their range of space. The most important thing I can do…that my son can do…is show the world through projects like ‘Blood Dolphins’ just how threatened dolphins are so we can all do something about it.”

Lincoln O'Barry in Blood Dolphins

The animals you see at theme parks are part of the problem, Lincoln said. Viewers who watch the show, "hopefully, they won't buy a ticket, and it will faze out."

"It's not conservation," Ric said. "Flipper was a blood dolphin."

Animal Planet’s Blood Dolphins premiers on Friday, August 27 at 11 p.m. ET/PT following the season finale of Whale Wars.

Watch Ric O’Barry and son Lincoln talk about Blood Dolphins on CNN.

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Jazz Singer Abbey Lincoln who appeared in 'Nothing But a Man' and 'For Love of Ivy', Passes Away at 80

Abbey Lincoln in The Girl Can't Help It

Abbey Lincoln, a legendary signature jazz singer, tersely poetic songwriter, and accomplished actress, died Saturday in Manhattan at age 80. She lived in the Upper West Side of New York. She had been declining in health for the past year. Her death was confirmed by friend and filmmaker Carol Friedman, who has been working on a documentary on Lincoln's life. Born Anna Marie Wooldridge in Chicago as the tenth of 12 children, Ms. Lincoln grew up on a farm in the small township of Calvin Center, Michigan. She has earned a place among the “greats” of jazz.

Her career encompassed outspoken civil rights advocacy in the 1960s and fearless introspection in more recent years. Lincoln made records and acted in films in the 1950s and '60s, then saw her career surge again in the 1990s when she found new voice as a songwriter. From her romantic lead in Michael Roemer's Nothing But A Man (1964) to the knowing cameo Spike Lee had her play in Mo' Better Blues the lady was fierce. She starred opposite Sidney Poitier in For Love of Ivy (1968).


Her biggest impact and best art was in the musical realm, from her vibrantly angry declamations on We Insist!, a 1960 collaboration led by her soon-to-be-husband Max Roach (they married in 1962, divorced in 1970), to the astonishing solo work of many years later. Abbey and Roach began collaborating quiet frequently during the end of the 1950s and throughout the 1960s. During this time, the Civil Rights movement was on the rise, and they, along with Charles Mingus, Oscar Brown, Jr., John Coltrane, and other jazz musicians, were right in the thick of it.

Her career renaissance was in the form of this amazing run of recordings (beginning with 1990's The World Is Falling Down), for which she assembled the most sensitive and wide-ranging groups of players and sang a mix of American songbook standards, jazz classics, and nakedly honest originals. Really an artist of genius. Listen to Lincoln's jazz profile on NPR.

When everything is finished in a world, the people go to look for what the artists leave. It's the only thing that we have really in this world -- is an ability to express ourselves and say, "I was here."

-- Abbey Lincoln

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