"The Sisters Brothers" spins a unique Western yarn                "Colette" is another period piece showcase for Kiera Knightley                John C. Reilly looks like a late breaking Academy Award player in the Trailer for "Stan & Ollie"                Brie Larson saves the day in the First Trailer for "Captain Marvel"                The Toronto International Film Festival boosts "Green Book" with its Top Prize                Updated Academy Award predictions for early September                "White Boy Rick" is a compelling character study and period piece                Taking a look at potential Best Supporting Actress contenders                Shane Black gives "The Predator" his signature clever spin                Venice Film Festival award winners include "The Favourite" and "Roma"                Taking a look at potential Best Supporting Actor contenders                Watch out for Ben Foster in Best Supporting Actor for "Leave No Trace"                "The Favourite" releases a new Trailer to build off of its positive festival buzz                "All About Nina" and "Fahrenheit 11/9": Films to look forward to in September                Trailer for "The Front Runner" and Buzz from Telluride suggest another Oscar player for Jason Reitman        

J.R. Martinez talks “Dancing With The Stars” chances

HollywoodNews.com: Even though J.R. Martinez is well aware he’s not as well-known as his fellow “Dancing With the Stars” competitors, the Iraq War hero/motivational speaker/”All My Children” actor points out that “I’ve got a lot of people rooting for me. Burn survivors, military personnel. I feel like I’ve got great chances.”

(Martinez proved that point last night, when he and partner Karina Smirnoff tied for first place with Chynna Phillips and Tony Dovolani after their first dances — and Martinez became an instant favorite.)

Burned over 40 per cent of his body when his Humvee hit a land mine in 2003, Martinez has been playing a role that mirrors his own story on the daytime drama that has its final airing on ABC Friday (9/23). He says it’s been “an emotional rollercoaster. The day after they announced the ‘Dancing With the Stars’ cast for this season was the final day of shooting on ‘All My Children.’ That last day was tough. It was a hard day. But they’re all true professionals, and everyone there was pulling for me. Even though we knew it was the end, everyne was tyring to maintain themselves in a good light. It was nice for all of us to be together, hold each oather and hug each other and cry. But I’m so grateful for this opportunity. One thing in life ends, another begins.”

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  • October 6, 2011 | Permalink |

    He is so sexy….its crazy!….hope u win!

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