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Showtime’s “Weeds” And “The Big C” To Air New Episodes September 13

Mary-Louise Parker

Mary-Louise Parker

Showtime’s “Weeds” And “The Big C” To Air New Episodes September 13. It’s possible audiences were looking forward to summer’s segue into fall because “Weeds’” sixth season premiere and Showtime’s new comedy series “The Big C” aired on August 16. Both comedies are back with brand new episodes on September 13. First up on “Weeds,” Seattle hotel housekeeper Nancy’s (Mary-Louise Parker) deal with the shady concierge to sell hash to the guests goes great…until she runs out of product. Will she be able to score some new supply to meet his insatiable demand? A bored Shane (Alexander Gould) lies to his new mommy playgroup and a terrified Doug (Kevin Nealon) lies to Cesar (Enrique Castillo) and Ignacio (Hemky Madera) during a cross-country interrogation about Nancy’s whereabouts. Audiences will wonder, after this episode, if the Botwins could be in even more jeopardy. On “The Big C”, Cathy (Laura Linney) does what most people dream of: drains her 401k and goes on a spending spree. She buys a red convertible, a questionable pet, and spends the day imagining life as Dr. Todd’s (Reid Scott) girlfriend while shopping for his dream home.

Coming Soon: RED Retired Extremely Dangerous

Coming Soon: RED Retired Extremely Dangerous

Coming Soon: RED Retired Extremely Dangerous

Based on the cult D.C. Comics graphic novel by Warren Ellis and Cully Hammer, “Red” is an explosive action-comedy starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren.   Frank (Bruce Willis), Joe (Morgan Freeman), Marvin (John Malkovich) and Victoria (Helen Mirren) used to be the CIA’s top agents – but the secrets they know just made them the Agency’s top targets. Now framed for assassination, they must use all of their collective cunning, experience and teamwork to stay one step ahead of their deadly pursuers and stay alive. To stop the operation, the team embarks on an impossible, cross-country mission to break into the top-secret CIA headquarters, where they will uncover one of the biggest conspiracies and cover-ups in government history.  website

Celebs Step Out For Fashion Spectacular new collection Event

Annabel Vartanian

Annabel Vartanian

Celebs Step Out For Target’s Kaleidoscopic Fashion Spectacular Event. The celebs were out in full force to help Target celebrate the Kaleidoscopic Fashion Spectacular last night. New York’s The Standard was taken over by Target for a night of glitz and glamour with a celebrity filled, larger-than-life fashion event. The part fashion, part light show featured 155 windows and 66 dancers dressed in the latest styles while performing dazzling choreography synchronized with fast-paced lighting patterns set to an original music score. At the same time, the street level featured models wearing 25 looks from the new fall lineup were posed in a nine-room replica stage that mirrors the windows of the hotel. Stars Mary-Louise Parker, Penn Badgley, Katrina Bowden, Nina Garcia, Olivia Palermo, Leigh Lezark, Georgina Chapman, Harvey Weinstein, Prabal Gurung and Roxy Olin all attended the event. Samantha Swetra, Charlie Mars, Liz Lange, Joy Gryson, Emma Snowdon-Jones and Annabel Vartanian were also there to see the debut of new collection. Fans can head online to Target’s page to relive the experience at Target.com/spectacular to check out videos and pictures from the evening.

The 30 Women Esquire Loved in 2009

Abbie CornishThere’s a certain kind of Italian celebrity for which there is no real equivalent in American life: velina, a term that encompasses the beauty queens, aspiring actresses, and showgirl-slash-models who dominate the country’s television shows wearing miniskirts, mile-high heels, and smiles wider than the Appian Way. Their onscreen responsibilities range from prancing and bouncing to fawning over their older male companions, yet their charms Continue reading →

Zac Efron uses poster as bribing currency

zac_efron_seventeen_again_posterZac Efron uses posters of himself as bribes. The ’17 Again’ actor always keeps memorabilia of his films in the boot of his car to help him get out of difficult situations. Zac, 21, said: “I’ve kind of got it figured out. I just pull in to the lot at the movie studio and photographers can’t follow me.  “The first time I did it, they weren’t going to let me in. The guy at the gate was like, ‘What are you going to do for me?’ I said, ‘What do you want me to do?’ He’s like, ‘I got kids.’ And I was like, ‘Well, I got a poster in the trunk!’ “It’s smart to keep some swag in the trunk, just in case.”

Zac also added he hates to keep paraphernalia from his most successful film venture ‘High School Musical’ in his house, instead filling his garage and parents’ home with merchandise. He also said he is trying to be taken seriously as an actor and shed his clean-cut image. Zac continued to America’s GQ magazine: “It’s such a fine line between being famous for who you are personally and for your films. And I’ve been on the wrong side of it my whole career.”A guy I worked with recently told me, ‘You have to earn the right to hold a gun.’ And that completely made sense. “Most parts you’d want, people won’t really consider you for, because you have to earn that respect. “Somebody said to me, ‘What do you want to do? A cool crime drama? Do you want to shoot up heroin? We’ll do anything you want to do.the Musical.”
 
More about Zac Efron
Zachary David Alexander Efron was born in San Luis Obispo, California, on October 18th 1987, and grew up nearby in Arroyo Grande with his engineer father David and mother Starla. His first step toward fame was at the tender age of 11 when his parents noted his singing ability, and provided him with singing lessons. He acquired a part in the production of “Gypsy” which ran Efron in 90 of its shows. After getting a small taste of acting, Efron was floored and his career began to flourish.

The Early Years
After “Gypsy”, Zac Efron landed some meatier roles in the on-stage production of “Peter Pan”, “Little Shop of Horrors”, “Auntie Mame,” and the “Music Man.” Thereafter, he earned several guest roles on well-established television programs such as “ER”, “Firefly”, and “The Guardian.”

Summerland
Zac was on a roll and soon landed a guest spot on the now-cancelled WB program “Summerland”, opposite Lori Loughlin and Jesse McCartney. Audiences fell immediately in love with him, and after an overwhelming amount of positive viewer feedback, Zac’s character (the skirt-chasing Cameron Bale) was given a regular spot on the cast for Season 2. Since the cancellation of “Summerland”.

Television Credits
Efron’s television credits have expanded to include guest roles on “CSI Miami”, “Navy NCIS”, “The Replacements”, and “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.” In June 2006, Zac Efron graduated from Arroyo Grande High School, where he had been very involved in his drama program and high school productions. In fact, it was his drama teacher Robyn Metchik who recommended Zac to an agency in Los Angeles.

High School Musical
Zac Efron was a steadily rising talent. Although intent on becoming known in the entertainment industry, nothing could have prepared him for his catapult into stardom when he appeared in Disney’s original movie, “High School Musical.” in 2006. His popularity among younger audiences has soared and he has gained recognition as a talented actor and singer, as well as a teen heartthrob. He has since won awards for Choice Chemistry (shared with co-star Vanessa Hudgens) and Breakout Star in the 2006 Teen Choice Awards. Zac’s singing talent was also showcased in this production.

In February 2006, The Billboard Hot 100 Chart had five simultaneous song credits by Zac Efron, “Getcha Head in the Game”, “We’re All in This Together”, and three duets with co-star Vanessa Hudgens (Breaking Free, Start of Something New, What I’ve Been Looking For.) All songs are from the High School Musical soundtrack.

Zac Efron Filmography
In 2006, Zac Efron went from small guest actor to gargantuan teen superstar. His career in the entertainment industry has skyrocketed, rendering him a popular idol among young audiences. His handsome face has graced the pages of In Touch magazine, Tiger Beat, and Rolling Stone.

Zac Efron – Complete Filmography

Firefly (2002)
Melinda’s World (2003)
The Guardian (2003)
ER (2003)
The Big Wide World of Carl Laemke (2003)
Miracle Run (2004)
Room Raiders (2004
Triple Play (2004)
Summerland (2005)
CSI Miami (2005)
The Replacements (2006)
Heist (2006)
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (2006)
High School Musical (2006)
Navy NCIS (2006)
The Derby Stallion (2006)
Punk’d (2007)
Hairspray (2007)
High School Musical 2 (2007)
17 (due out in 2008)
Footloose (in pre-production)
Zac Efron’s career is only beginning, and he has already shown tremendous talent and range of emotion: from a loveable jock in “High School Musical”, to a car accident victim on “ER”, to an autistic child in “Miracle Run.” Despite his newcomer status, Efron is well on his way to superstardom, having received praise for his roles in productions that starred famous actors such as John Travolta, Aidan Quinn, and Mary Louise Parker.

Awards
He has won numerous awards and accolades for his appearances in “Hairspray” (Young Hollywood Award, Hollywood Film Award), and “High School Musical” (Choice Chemistry with co-star Vanessa Hudgens, Choice Breakout Star). Apart from being able to dabble in both television and film, he has shown the world his talents in music videos for Vanessa Hudgens and Hope Partlow.

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