Category: News

“I’m A Happier Person Than I Was Before” Elizabeth says!

Thursday, Jan 17, 2008

Elizabeth has come a long way in the few years since she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 44. “I’m actually a happier person than I was before I was diagnosed,” she tells the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) consumer magazine, Diabetes Forecast, in the February 2008 issue. In this exclusive interview Elizabeth discusses her diagnosis, treatment regimen, and the ways in which having diabetes has made an impact on her Hollywood career.

Elizabeth, who has received multiple award nominations for her role in critically acclaimed Showtime series Weeds, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2005 while filming the first season of the show.

“I felt completely overwhelmed that first year on the show, and I didn’t tell anybody I had diabetes. All of a sudden I was in my trailer at work, testing my glucose, and shooting myself up, and I was really scared and felt very alone and completely in over my head … it took me a good year and a half to embrace this and say, proudly, ‘I’m diabetic and I’m in control of my disease.'”

Type 1 diabetes commonly develops in children, but can occur at any age. Although Elizabeth was already familiar with healthy dieting and regular exercise to stay fit for the cameras, having diabetes allowed Perkins to make another important change in her lifestyle.

“I really learned to listen to my body and to know what I needed. And there are times I need to rest, and before I never allowed myself to do that.” The experience of coping with the illness has helped Elizabeth to develop her Weeds character, Celia Hodes.

“I was testing my blood, learning how to draw syringes, and injecting myself, unbeknownst to everybody around me … I think that definitely translated into my character: I was just sort of out on a limb, on my own, and there was not going to be anybody to save me except myself.” And now? “I’m actually a happier person than I was before I was diagnosed. I have a much greater perspective on the world around me.”

Source: medicalnewstoday.com

Jimmy Fallow crushed by Elizabeth on his childhood!

Saturday, Jan 5, 2008

I found an interesting article about Elizabeth from PR Inside, it says:

Newly married comedian Jimmy Fallow was saved from a life of celibacy by a childhood crush on actress Elizabeth Perkins.The star – who wed longterm partner Nancy Juvonen on Saturday (29Dec07) in the Caribbean, dreamed of becoming a Catholic priest until he watched Perkins in 1988 movie Big and fell in love with the opposite sex.
Fallon says, “Growing up, I wanted to be a priest. “I was an alter boy and I served Mass at 6.45 in the morning – I liked the smell of Catholic church in the morning. Then in seventh grade, I decided I did not want to give up sex because I got a huge crush on Elizabeth Perkins, who was starring with Tom Hanks in Big.”

Elizabeth reveals resolutions for 2008!!

Wednesday, Jan 2, 2008

According to showbuzz.cbsnews.com, one of Elizabeth’s resolutions for the 2008 is hoping to rescue more animals, so it’s really nice from her to do that thing, remember that She adores animals so go for it Elizabeth. 🙂 :heart:

Hope you all have Happy New Year 2008! 

CBS Eyes Showtime Shows

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2007

CBS is looking to its sister cable network Showtime for content to help fill its prime-time schedule as the writers strike continues in the U.S.

Speaking at the UBS Annual Global Media & Communications conference yesterday, Leslie Moonves, the president and CEO of CBS Corporation, cited the hit Dexter as being a likely candidate for repurposing on the broadcast network—albeit, with some edits. Weeds, Brotherhood and The Tudors are also being looked at by CBS programmers, according to reports.

Negotiations between writers and producers resumed yesterday and were scheduled to continue today. The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers issued a statement at the end of the day yesterday noting that the fallout from the strike thus far “is just the tip of an iceberg of economic dislocation if an agreement cannot be reached before January.

Read here for more information.

WEEDS Season Finale Tonight

Monday, Nov 19, 2007

Just a reminder! Don’t miss tonight ELizabeth as Celia Hodes on Weeds Season Finale on Showtime at 10 PM ET/PT!! I’ll bring you tomorrow captures from the last episode of Weeds of this season!

Showtime Grows a Fourth Season of ‘Weeds’.

Sunday, Nov 18, 2007

Showtime has ordered a fourth season of the Emmy nominated comedy “Weeds.”According to The Hollywood Reporter, a new season of the Mary-Louise Parker series would go into production in April (various strikes pending) and would premiere next summer.

The show’s current third season featured an expanded roster of 15 episodes, but the new run is expected to only be the standard 13. The show’s ratings for this season have been up by 19 percent over last year, though Showtime isn’t comfortable giving out hard numbers. “Weeds” has been part of Showtime’s Monday night comedy hour with the already-renewed “Californication” this fall.

Parker won a Golden Globe in 2006 for her performance as suburban pot-dealing mom Nancy Botwin. The show’s five Emmy nominations this year included nods for Parker and co-star Elizabeth Perkins.

The season finale is scheduled for Nov. 19.

Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund to Award $100,000 in Scholarships

Sunday, Nov 18, 2007

The Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund will award $100,000 during its 2007-2008 scholarship program. Applications must be postmarked by February 19, 2008. Since its inception, The HTSF has awarded more than 500 scholarships totaling over one million dollars to students from across the United States. The 2008 scholarships will be awarded at the 17th annual HTSF Gala, which will be held at the New York Marriott Marquis on Saturday, May 10, 2008.

Over the past two decades the HTSF has also honored, with its Humanitarian Award, members of the Greek community who are role models for its students to emulate including Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis, News Anchors Ernie Anastos, Thalia Assuras and Alexis Christoforous, Actress Marilu Henner, Actor/Singer Constantine Maroulis, CSI:NY star Melina Kanakaredes, daytime drama star John Aniston, Director Nick Cassavetes, Meteorologist Nick Gregory, Emmy winner Michael Chiklis, NBC Sportscaster Bob Costas, Emmy winning Actress Tina Fey, Jim Gianopulos — Chairman of Fox Filmed Entertainment, CSI:Miami star Sofia Milos, Businessmen Thomas O’Brien and Nicholas Bouras, Humanitarian Tita Scandalis-Monti, The Alexander Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, Emmy nominated actress Elizabeth Perkins, Star Trek’s Marina Sirtis, Judge Nicholas Tsoucalas, and others.

For further information on the HTSF or to obtain an application, visit: www.htsf.org