Surfer Bethany Hamilton to Appear in 'Dolphin Tale 2'

by Rebecca Ford

Hamilton, who lost her left arm in a shark attack, was the subject of the 2011 film "Soul Surfer."

Surfer Bethany Hamilton will be back on the big screen, this time appearing inDolphin Tale 2.
Alcon Entertainment’s sequel Dolphin Tale 2 will see the return of HarryConnick Jr., Morgan Freeman, KrisKristofferson, Ashley Judd, Nathan Gamble and Cozi Zuehlsdorff. Charles Martin Smith is returning to write and direct.

Hamilton, who survived a shark attack in which her left arm was bitten off, was the subject of Soul Surfer, a 2011 film starringAnnaSophia Robb. Hamilton acted as a stunt double for many of the surfing scenes in the film.
The sequel's story centers on the real-life baby dolphin Hope, who was saved and rehabilitated by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. The pic is currently filming in Clearwater, Fla. Warner Bros. has slated it for a Sept. 19, 2014 release.
Hamilton, 23, will appear as herself in the film. 
Hamilton, who was 13 years old when she was attacked by a tiger shark in Kauai, has appeared as herself on several TV shows, including 19 Kids and Counting. She's repped by Wasserman Media Group.

Arcade Fire Outdoor Hollywood Show, thousands expected


The band Arcade Fire was expected to draw a large crowd to a performance outside the Capitol Records building in Hollywood on Tuesday evening to roll out the new album “Reflektor.”
The event was set for rush hour at the company’s Vine Street headquarters in central Hollywood, just off the 101 Freeway.
Doors were expected to open at 5 p.m. and the performance was set to begin at 6:30 p.m.
Vine Street was slated to closed between Hollywood Boulevard and Yucca Street, a Capitol Records spokeswoman said. Between 2,000 and 3,000 people were expected at the show.
The Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood Station warned people in Twitter to avoid the area due to heavy traffic in the area of Vine, Yucca Street and Argyle Avenue, all of which border the Capitol Records’ iconic tower.
Attendees were told via email to wear their best attempt to “Be a Reflektor,” with a Pinterest page provided for inspiration. Tickets were free but available by invitation or via social media challenges on
The show was being put on in conjunction with the Music Experiment 2.0, an Intel and MTV site that planned to stream the performance online, The Los Angeles Times reported.
Tickets to the Montreal-based band’s Halloween performance at the Hollywood Palladium reportedly sold out in minutes on Saturday.
The band, which won an “Album of the Year” Grammy in 2010 for “The Suburbs,” its last release, is performing the Los Angeles shows and other concerts under the name The Reflektors.

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Biography: Marsha Mason

Marsha Mason

Date of Birth
April 3rd 1942, St Louis, Missiouri, USA 

Mini Biography
She has a wonderful, extremely engaging "feel good" quality about her, an innate warmth that makes you root for her whether she's playing a stubborn single mom, brittle prostitute, or strung-out alcoholic. Marsha Mason was a resoundingly respected and popular film actress of the 1970s and 1980s whose career skyrocketed in the bittersweet comedies/dramas of award-winning Neil Simon. Earning a string of leading lady Oscar nominations within a short span of time (three of them, courtesy of husband Simon), Marsha's movie career suffered a major fall-out when the famed couple parted ways in 1983 -- most probably due to her almost exclusive, amazingly successful association with him.
Information from IMDb was used in this article.
Photo by Ray Tharaldson all rights reserved 2013

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James Woods criticizes Obama, says he doesn't expect to find work in Hollywood again

Tell us what you really think, James.
Actor James Woods has been quite vocal with his criticism of President Barack Obama in the wake of the government slimdown, and the “Too Big to Fail” star said, as a result, he now expects to struggle to find work in Hollywood.
Woods has been busy tweeting about the slimdown and the President, focusing in particular on the fact that veterans have been unable to visit war memorials in Washington D.C.
“This President is a true abomination. To have barricaded the WW2 vets, but allow illegal aliens privilege...” Woods tweeted on Oct. 8.
But Woods, 66, was just warming up. The actor also called Obama “just vile. A small, small man.”
That prompted one of his followers to ask if the actor was concerned his political views would affect his ability to find gainful employment in Hollywood.
“Dude, aren't u worried about...u know..ever working again??” the Twitter user asked him.
Woods replied: “I don’t expect to work again. I think Barack Obama is a threat to the integrity and future of the Republic. My country first.”
But Woods didn't stop with the situation at the memorials. Some of his other tweets also criticized ObamaCare and Democrats.
Woods is not, however, completely alone in Hollywood on this one. The actor tweeted that Gary Sinise, a longtime supporter of veterans' causes, has his back. 

John Lennon's Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Defaced

by Tim Appelo

Two days before what would have been his 73rd birthday, unknown vandals scribble on the late Beatle's star outside the Capitol Records tower.

When Gillian Lomax, who spent six years on radio KLOS's Breakfast with the Beatles, led her A Magical History Tour group to John Lennon's star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame next to Capitol Records on Vine Street on Oct. 5, she discovered that vandals had besmirched it with graffiti and scribbles, including a spotted toadstool, a smiley-face, "I love you," and "Blackbird... Rain was here."

"Morons did it," Lomax tells THR. "Rather tacky. There was a group of them, judging from the different colored pens. I tried to rub it out, but to no avail."
But Lomax alerted Steve Marinucci of Examiner,com, who alerted Ana Martinez of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and by morning Oct. 7, workers were on their hands and knees, erasing all signs of the damage before noon.
"We don't mess around," says Martinez. "I think Capitol is looking into seeing if there's any video [of the crime.] They're registered state landmarks. Those are my babies! We've had people destroy stars, cracking or prying out parts of the stars, and they do go to jail and they have to pay back for the repairs. We just had one recently damaged --Arsenio Hall's, and a couple near him."
Lennon's star will shine clean when Breakfast with the Beatles host Chris Carter andJerry Rubin meet there to lead the celebration of what would have been Lennon's 73rd birthday at 6 p.m. on Oct. 9.
Twitter: @timappelo

Paramount Layoff


Paramount has trimmed its staff by 110, with a memo issued just now on the lot. The layoffs happened this morning, and the casualties have been informed. This was not unexpected. Viacom CEO Phillipe Dauman gave a speech at the Goldman Communicopia recently, and indicated the studio would be trimming its ranks by watching movie and TV costs.
The studio is coming off some success on the movie side, but it sure hasn’t been easy. World War Z and G.I. Joe: Retaliation both bore fruit after the studio pulled them off the 2012 schedule and fixed them. These layoffs are never fun, and it feels like it is getting tougher each year. The other part of this that sucks is often, when one studio trims staff, others seem to follow.
Here is the memo that was sent to staff:

To: Paramount Employees
From: Frederick Huntsberry
As our industry continues to adapt to an increasingly competitive environment, we are always ensuring that Paramount is conducting its business as efficiently and productively as possible. As such we are making important and necessary changes in how we operate across several business functions. Although most employees will not be impacted, these changes will result in organizational realignment in select areas, and the elimination of 110 positions on the lot and in a number of international locations. The headcount reductions will primarily impact Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, International Home Media Distribution, Legal and Marketing.
Change is always difficult and we never take these steps lightly. We are confident that these changes will allow us to manage our business with greater speed and flexibility and fully capitalize on opportunities in the global entertainment market. We know you all join us in wishing our departing colleagues well.
We have an extraordinary team at Paramount, a strong slate of upcoming films and exciting plans for re-entry into television production. Our legacy of success stretches back more than 100 years, with a deep history of adjusting to our industry’s challenges and realizing its new opportunities – all while creating the world’s most iconic films and entertainment experiences.
Thank you for your continued hard work.

Why Ron Howard gets a "Rush" from directing

(CBS News) Ron Howard was barely beginning his career when he appeared in "The Andy Griffith Show." All these years later, he's a highly successful director, with a new movie out. Mark Phillips talked with Howard in London:
It's not hard to pick an appropriate location to talk to Ron Howard about his movies.

You could have picked a grand cathedral to talk about "The Da Vinci Code," or a university campus to talk about "A Beautiful Mind," or a space museum for "Apollo 13."
For his latest film, a super-car showroom is the place, because the movie is about the high-octane world of motor racing.
And Howard, perhaps the most successful mainstream movie director of the past few decades, has an admission to make: As with the occult, or mathematics, or space flight, motor racing is not something he knew much about before he made the movie.
Indicating a McLaren, he said, "You know, I appreciate cars enough to recognize sort of what we're looking at, but, you know, I wouldn't invest in a car like this. It'd be in fact a waste of great machinery to have me driving it!" he laughed.
"And I didn't know much about Formula One except that it was cool and sexy and very, very dangerous."
The movie, "Rush," is not just about racing, it's about the gripping, death-defying rivalry between two of its legendary drivers: James Hunt, the life-in-the-fast-lane, pedal-to-the-metal Brit who knew no fear, played by Chris Hemsworth; and Niki Lauda, the cold, calculating Austrian with an overbite, played by another remarkable look-alike, Daniel Bruhl.
"One man is one of the handsomest men in the planet -- true icon, playboy," said Howard. "And who's the opponent who stands in his way above all others? This kind of Austrian, myopic careerist whose nickname is 'The Rat.' Little rat-faced guy. Perfect, perfect!"

Chris Hemsworth as James Hunt, and Daniel Bruhl as Niki Lauda, in Ron Howard's "Rush." 
/ Universal Pictures
The movie may be about car racing, but Formula One -- the brand that's hugely popular in the rest of the world but which has always had difficulty cracking the American market -- serves as a modern, bloody, gladiatorial arena.
The film is set in the 1970s, where a driver's chance of dying over the course of a season approached a staggering one-in-five.

Niki Lauda's fiery crash in the 1976 German Grand Prix, in which he was severely burned and as good as dead -- he had the last rites administered -- is a centerpiece of the movie.
"You wouldn't write this script this way," said Howard. "If it was fiction, you wouldn't have the finale work in such a surprising and an emotional way. Will [the audience] believe that this guy could get back in the car six weeks after that kind of accident?"

A severely-scarred Lauda was, shockingly, back racing just six weeks after the crash. If it wasn't actually true, people wouldn't believe it.

Howard has come up against this problem before -- in outer space. "Apollo 13" told the story of the near-disaster of the explosion on the 1970 moon mission.
"I had a test screening for 'Apollo 13' very early on," he said. And the test audience -- like the general audience afterwards -- loved it."
Except for one guy.
"So I went to that card first, of course," Howard laughed. "A 23-year-old male. How come everybody likes it, this guy doesn't? And I started looking at it and he wasn't giving much detail. Big broad, strokes, just negative comments. Finally I flipped over to the side [where] it said, 'Please give us your thoughts about the ending.' And he said, 'Terrible. More Hollywood BS. They would never survive.' Well, 'course he didn't know it was a true story."
Some have scratched their heads at Ron Howard's own true story.
As Ronnie Howard, he was Opie, the perfect little kid on the '60s "Andy Griffith Show."

As TV hit adolescence, so did Howard, as Richie Cunningham on "Happy Days." TV led to the movies. America's iconic teenager in America's iconic teenager move, 1973's "American Graffiti."
But this son of a show-biz family was never going to be happy as just an actor . . . and opportunity came rolling along.
When the producers wanted him to be in the 1977 "Grand Theft Auto" car chase movie, he said he'd do it if he could direct it.
"It was the deal, yeah," Howard said. "I had to parlay the 'American Graffiti,' 'Happy Days' profile, and in a low budget movie, you know, I was enough of a star to sort of help finance it. And as a trade out, I got to direct it. So I had to leverage my way in there.

"You find you have to leverage your way into a lot of places, and it doesn't quite ever stop," he laughed. "But I just loved it. And I think I felt in a lot of ways it was a more complete reflection of who I am, what I like to do, directing."
It's what he'd wanted to do ever since he saw the 1967 movie, "The Graduate." Dustin Hoffman being seduced by Anne Bancroft's older woman -- a movie that changed a lot of people's lives.

"I started watching 'The Graduate' over and over again," Howard told Phillips, "and I began thinking about the way Mike Nichols shot things, which certainly had nothing to do with the way anything was ever photographed on 'The Andy Griffith Show,' or anything else that I had ever been around."
"What was it about 'The Graduate'?" asked Phillips. "I mean, a lot of people of a certain age, let's say, were very impressed by that movie, not just for the obvious reasons."
"Well, it was at that moment both rebellious and hilarious, and the music was great. It looked and sounded and felt very, very different from everything else."
Coming up toward 60 now and to the 30-movie mark -- and with two Oscars in his pocket -- there's barely a type of film he hasn't done. From the true stories like "Apollo 13," to kids' fairy tales like "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," to grown-up fairy tales like "The Da Vinci Code," Howard admits not everything he's done has been high-minded.
"There've been a couple movies that I've taken on because I thought, 'Boy, I think there's really an audience for this, and I think I know how to do it, and this'll be great business,' " he laughed.
"Which ones are those?" Phillips asked.
"I probably felt that way about 'The Grinch.' "
Although it did provide an opportunity for that Ron Howard trademark: sneaking his family into his movies: His father, Rance; his daughter, Bryce; his wife, Cheryl.
"It's my only superstition," Howard admitted about his wife's appearances. "Doesn't have to be a big part, but I want her to be in all of the films. And she has been."
And if it works, it works.
"Rush" has been a box office hit in Britain. It will have a tougher run in the NASCAR-dominated U.S., where it opens nationwide this weekend.
"Rush," for Ron Howard, isn't just the name of his latest movie. It's what he gets making them.
"I'm not interested in a lot of long vacations. This is what I do. And I can't think of a better day than getting up with a set of storytelling problems to face and an interesting group of people to face them with."

For more info:
  • "Rush" (Official movie website)
To watch the trailer for Ron Howard's "Rush" click on the video player below.

Fox News hires George Will

Jeff Poor
Media Reporter
The Daily Caller has confirmed that Fox News will announce later this afternoon that they have hired long-time Washington Post columnist George Will.
Will had been regular on ABC’s    “This Week” going back to the early 1980s, but had been conspicuously absent from the program as of late.
According to a source close to the situation, Will’s role at Fox News will be to provide commentary and analysis during its daily programming.
In a statement announcing the hire, FNC Executive Vice President of News Michael Clemente praised Will.
“We are delighted to have someone of George’s stature join Fox News,” Clemente said. “His wisdom is enduring and his achievements are far too long to list.”

Eminem, Lady Gaga and Arcade Fire to Headline First YouTube Music Awards

Todd Spangler
Digital Editor, New York

YouTube, looking to catch the ears of music fans worldwide, will feature live performances by Lady Gaga, Eminem, Arcade Fire and other artists for the inaugural YouTube Music Video Awards on Sunday, Nov. 3.

The event is modeled on kudocasts like MTV’s Video Music Awards, but the winners of the YouTube Music Awards will be picked by the Internet video site’s visitors. In addition to big names from the music biz, the event will highlight popular YouTube performers including dubstep violinist Lindsey Stirling and CDZA.

The YouTube Music Awards will include performances and musical collaborations staged across the globe — including in Seoul, Moscow, London and Brazil — culminating in a live event at New York City’s Pier 36.

Filmmaker Spike Jonze is the event’s creative director, and thesp Jason Schwartzman will host. Vice Media and Sunset Lane are exec producers for the YouTube Music Awards. YouTube has signed automaker Kia Motors as the event’s premier sponsor.

“The whole night should feel like a YouTube video itself,” Jonze said in a statement. “We’re getting together a group of amazing artists and filmmakers to do this live — tune in to see what happens live.”

YouTube will announce nominations for the awards Oct. 17, based on global music-video views and shares over the past year, and the winners will be voted by the site’s users by sharing across social media.

“YouTube is home to both established artists and the next generation of musical talent,” said Danielle Tiedt, YouTube’s marketing veep. “From catalyzing careers and pop culture phenomena, to propelling a song’s rise to No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100, our global community’s influence is felt across the music industry.”

Vevo, majority owned by Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group with a minority stake held by Google, is the single biggest supplier of music videos to YouTube. Vevo content generates more than 3 billion views on YouTube content monthly. However, Vevo has undertaken a strategy to boost views off YouTube, because the company generates more ad revenue through other platforms.

This year, YouTube has held two other genre-themed events to promote content partners: Comedy Week in May and Geek Week in August.

Watch a teaser for the YouTube Music Awards with Jason Schwartzman: