April 17, 2014

Tag Archives: Disability

“Bully” Gets Ally – National Center for Learning Disabilities

HollywoodNews.com: National Center for Learning Disabilities fully supports efforts to reduce the R rating currently assigned to the film “Bully”and bring it to a broader audience.
Bullying is nothing less than a crisis in this country, with 13 million American children waking up every morning fearing abuse from their peers. It is a fact NCLD knows all too well.

Sixty percent of children with learning disabilities and other special needs say they have been seriously bullied, and that is why we joined with other special needs advocacy organizations to provide support for this vital film. Until parents understand this crisis and children and teens see and own the consequences of their behavior, there is little hope for improvement.

Resources on coping with bullying are available at http://www.ncld.org/ld-basics/ld-aamp-social-skills/social-aamp-emotional-challenges/bullying-what-parents-can-do
National Center for Learning Disabilities
Photos the Weinstein Company
Follow Hollywood News on Twitter for up-to-date news information.
Hollywood News, Hollywood Awards, Awards, Movies, News, Award News, Breaking News, Entertainment News, Movie News, Music News

Colin Farrell Discusses His Son’s Angelman Syndrome

HollywoodNews.com: Actor Colin Farrell appeared on ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ Thursday night to promote his film, ‘Fright Night’. On the show, Colin opened up about his son’s Angelman Syndrome.
Colin’s son, James, 7, was diagnosed with the syndrome, which according to Colin, affects one in 30,000 children. Since it’s a rare syndrome, Colin said “there’s not that much funding because it doesn’t benefit pharmaceutical companies,” according to OK Magazine.
The father of two asked those who wanted to help, to visit CureAngelman.org, and make a donation. “James started walking just short of his 4th birthday and doesn’t have any verbal speech, but Colin made sure to say that his boy is a ‘a really happy boy’.”
Image by PRPhotos
To see celebrity photo galleries click here
Follow Hollywood News on Twitter for up-to-date news information.
Hollywood News, Hollywood Awards, Awards,  Movies, News, Award News, Breaking News, Entertainment News, Movie News, Music News

Jane Kaczmarek discusses her recent personal turmoil

By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith
HollywoodNews.com: Making Lifetime’s “Reviving Ophelia” movie that airs Monday (10/11) came as a much-appreciated lift for Jane Kaczmarek. The actress, who reigned for seven years as authoritarian mom Lois on “Malcolm in the Middle” — and for 17 as half of one of Hollywood’s favorite couples with ex-husband Bradley Whitford — admits, “It was a tough year. My husband filed for divorce. It was a very sad year.”
Many in the industry thought of the Whitfords as a great couple. “So did I,” she says. “I never thought I’d be single again.”
The divorce came in tandem with the disappointing cancellation of Steven Bochco’s ”Raising the Bar,” in which she played a judge, after two seasons.
“Reviving Ophelia” represents “the first time I’ve worked since all of this happened. My manager liked the idea of getting me in front of a camera again, reminding me when I was good at something,” says Jane candidly.
Drawn from psychotherapist Mary Pipher’s seminal books about the pressures and expectations facing young females in our “girl-poisoning” contemporary society, the movie centers on a high school girl’s (Rebecca Williams) relationship with an abusive boyfriend. Kaczmarek is the mother in denial.
These days, Jane is bouncing back. She’s dating. She continues to flex her acting muscles with North Hollywood’s Antaeus theater group (she opens in Lillian Hellman’s “The Autumn Garden” later this month). She says a half-hour comedy would be a dream, but she’s not open to the kind of series schedule in which 12-hour days are the norm.
Jane’s children are now 12, 10 and seven years old, and she says, “I don’t like to leave them. Being a mother has really become my – I really like it. I’m older – 54. Having kids this late, I waited so long to have them, and then when they were really little, I was working on ‘Malcolm’ – a great time on a great show. But now, I really love being home with my kids in the middle of the day, cooking with them, getting a real good look at what women who aren’t in show business do.”
FROM THE INSIDE LOOKING OUT: Busy character actor Nestor Serrano, who plays the not-so-nice Pancho Martin in Disney’s thrilling “Secretariat,” opening today (10/8), is relieved to find that moving from his [...]