National Record Promotion’s Larry Weir joined rising star Ali Fedotowsky for an Amanda Foundation fund raising event at Hamburger Mary’s in West Hollywood, CA.
Weir, who is also co-editor/publisher of New Music Weekly magazine and Ali, the star of the ABC Primetime series “The Bachelorette,” joined forces along with celebrities Jennifer Love Hewitt and Elizabeth Perkins for an evening of music and “celebrity bingo” to help raise funds for animal rescue.
Weeds‘ decision to part ways with Elizabeth Perkins for creative reasons has left more than just fans in need of a stiff drink. “It’s really sad — really sad,” sighs the show’s leading lady, Mary-Louise Parker. “And it’s sad for her.”
Given that much of Weeds‘ upcoming sixth season will find Parker’s Nancy on the run, producers would’ve struggled to find ways to integrate Perkins’ boozy PTA mom, Celia. But that doesn’t make her absence any less of a buzzkill, says Parker.
“I just can’t think of a single negative thing to say about Elizabeth Perkins,” she says. “I’m sure there are many because she’s a human being, but I worked with her for [five] years and she was a wonderful person in the morning and she was a wonderful person when you worked an 18-hour day.
“She’s giving, she’s sweet, she’s hilarious — she’s freakishly wonderful,” Parker continues. “And I just loved her acting. I don’t think anybody could have done what she did. I would watch her all the time and go, ‘God, I would have never thought to do that.’ I can’t really say enough good things about her.’”
Source: Entertaiment Weekly
Elizabeth is leaving Weeds for a big-screen turn as another mother figure in “I Hop” a live-action/CG-animated comedy.
Repped by Gersh and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, is ending her five-year run on the Showtime series, for which she has earned three Emmy nominations for supporting actress in a comedy series as well as two Golden Globe noms.
I Hop is directed by Tim Hill, the April 1, 2011 release tells the tale of an out-of-work slacker (James Marsden) who accidentally injures the Easter Bunny (voiced by Russell Brand) and must take him in as he recovers. As Fred struggles with the world’s worst houseguest, both will learn what it takes to finally grow up.
Elizabeth will play Marsden’s exasperated mother in the Illumination Entertainment/Universal production. She also is developing a comedy series as a starring vehicle for herself.
Weeds will be broadcast on basic cable exclusively on TV Guide Network starting in September, the network announced Wednesday.
The comedy series starring Mary-Louise Parker — who’s won a Golden Globe for her performance as a suburban mom who deals pot to make ends meet after her husband’s death — becomes the third major scripted series the network has acquired in the last nine months. Continue reading Weeds to Make Basic Cable Debut on TV Guide Network
Lionsgate Home Entertainment have announced the US DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of Weeds Season 5 on 19th January 2010. Pot-selling soccer mom Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker) returns for a fifth season and has plenty of crazy problems to face.
Priced at $39.98 SRP on DVD and $39.99 SRP on Blu-ray Disc, features are outlined below…
- DVD: Anamorphic Widescreen / English DD2.0 and DD5.1
- Blu-ray: 1080P Widescreen / English 7.1 PCM and DD5.1 EX Surround
- English and Spanish subtitles
- Audio commentary on select episodes with creator Jenji Kohan plus cast and crew
- “Little Titles” intro commentaries by creator Jenji Cohen
- Gag reel
- “History of Weed” featurette
- “Yes We Cannabis” featurette
- “Crazy Love: A Guide to the Dysfunctional Relationships of Weeds” featurette
- “University of Andy” webisodes
- “Really Backstage with Kevin Nealon” featurette
The DVD set will be packaged using 100% recycled paper and DVD trays.
Elizabeth Perkins talked about the lack of acting work for women over 40 in Hollywood.
The actress said television is the place for any actress who turns 40 as they don’t demand she inject Botox and other viscous fillers into her face or undergo extreme dieting.
‘The roles are better, there’s more depth to the writing and you don’t have to pump your face full of sh** to get the part. The great thing about it [Weeds] for me is I get to play a viable woman who is still sexually desirable and who is still living her life. I’m almost 50. And I do not want to go through life looking like the Joker,’ she added.
Perkins also compared Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles to a modern-day horror show.
‘Walking down Rodeo Drive now is like a horror show. You see these 60-year-old women who do not want to look 60. It’s so screwed up.
‘When archaeologists dig up people [from today] they will say, ‘ahh this was the generation where people were obsessed with putting things [breast implants, collagen, Botox] in their bodies.’ It will seem as weird to them as people getting ribs removed in the Victorian era seems to us now.’
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has released Miracle on 34th Street on Blu-ray Disc p riced at $20.99, there are no extras included on this disc.
This 1994 version of Miracle on 34th Street is based on the 1947 holiday classic, this new Miracle sticks close to the original’s story, though it offers more contemporary, crisper pacing and a tone curiously more reflective–even sorrowful–than before. Richard Attenborough is charming and twinkly as Kris Kringle, the part that won Edmund Gwenn an Oscar. Mara Wilson is the little New York City girl who doesn’t believe in Santa Claus until Kris persuades her otherwise. Elizabeth Perkins is her hardened mother, and Dylan McDermott plays the handsome lawyer next door who defends Kris during an insanity hearing.
* Audio/Languages: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (English), Dolby Digital 5.0 (English), Dolby Surround (French)
* Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
* Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
* Region: A
* Number of Discs: 1
* Rating: PG
* Studio: 20th Century Fox
* Blu-ray Disc Release Date: October 4, 2009
* Run Time: 113 minutes
* List Price: $20.99 (listed on Amazon)
Where to Buy:
Miracle on 34th Street (1994) Blu-ray (Amazon.com)