April 23, 2014

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Fred Willard talks embarrassment of arrest

HollywoodNews.com: Fred Willard was recently arrested for lewd conduct, and now he has opened up about the embarrassment it brought.
Willard spoke with Jimmy Fallon last night and addressed the arrest that took place at an adult movie theater, states RadarOnline. “It’s very embarrassing — it’s as embarrassing as hell,” Willard commented.
However, he also commented about how it isn’t as it seems: “But let me say this: Nothing happened. I did nothing wrong. Everything is being sorted out as we speak.”
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Fred Willard talks arrest and upcoming work

HollywoodNews.com: Fred Willard has been in all the headlines after his arrest for lewd conduct, but it seems he is keeping his head up as he is addressing a number of rumors.
Willard took to Twitter to let everyone know that he will be setting the record straight after being arrested at an adult movie theater, states TMZ. “Wait til u hear my version; much more PG. & my review, lousy film, but theater would make a terrific racquetball court. Full story 2 follow,” Willard posted.
Willard also commented on some work he has coming out after reportedly being fired from a PBS project: “I was not fired from TUWYL so B sure 2 watch Trust Us Wtih your life Tues, ABC 9.”
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Fred Willard apparently can avoid prosecution for lewd conduct

HollywoodNews.com: Fred Willard was facing the charge of lewd conduct after allegedly being found in an adult movie theater with his penis out and in his hand.
However, it now seems that he apparently won’t be prosecuted if he enrolls in an Alternative Prosecution Program, states TMZ. The program is reportedly a two-week class on “obeying laws relating to the alleged offense.”
Willard has not yet made the decision to take part in the program, but doing so would avoid further trouble with this case. If he doesn’t go for it, it is reported that he will be prosecuted.
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Fred Willard denying lewd conduct accusation

HollywoodNews.com: Fred Willard was recently arrested for lewd conduct while at an adult movie theater, but it seems he is maintaining his innocence.
Willard has reportedly commented that the whole thing was just a “big misunderstanding,” states TMZ. He also reportedly commented that what people believe happened actually didn’t occur.
Willard was arrested for lewd conduct at the theater as officers allegedly found him with his penis out and in his hand.
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Fred Willard reportedly arrested for lewd conduct

HollywoodNews.com: Fred Willard has reportedly been arrested for lewd conduct while at an adult movie theater in Hollywood.
He was reportedly caught at the Tiki Theater by LAPD undercover vice officers with his penis exposed and in his hand, states TMZ. The actor was allegedly booked for lewd conduct and released from police custody a short time later.
Officers had reportedly been conducting a “random walk-through” at the time which is allowed at this type of theater.
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Magnolia Takes US Rights to Rob Reiner’s THE MAGIC OF BELLE ISLE

HollywoodNews.com: The Wagner/Cuban Company’s Magnolia Pictures announced today they have acquired US rights to THE MAGIC OF BELLE ISLE, a warmly funny drama directed by Rob Reiner, starring Morgan Freeman, Virginia Madsen, Madeline Carroll, Kenan Thompson, and Fred Willard. The film was written by Guy Thomas, and produced by Alan Greisman, Lori McCreary, Salli Newman and David Valdes.
Reuniting with his director from the hit film, The Bucket List, Freeman plays Monte Wildhorn, a famous Western novelist whose struggle with alcoholism has
sapped his passion for writing. He takes a lakeside cabin for the summer in picturesque Belle Isle, and befriends the family next door?an attractive single mom (Madsen) and her young daughters?who help him find inspiration again.
Magnolia plans a theatrical and VOD release in its Ultra VOD program in the summer.
‘We’re thrilled to get the chance to work with Rob Reiner on THE MAGIC OF BELLE ISLE,’ said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles. ‘It’s a real pleasure to watch this stellar cast at the top of their game.’
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‘Glory Daze’ actors experience old school frat house

By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith
HollywoodNews.com: “Aaron Stone” cutie pie Kelly Blatz is finding a welcome dividend in making TBS’s Nov. 16-debuting “Glory Daze” series about a group of fraternity pledges in the 1980s. The 23-year-old actor notes, “I backed out of college before I even went, and even though I visited friends in fraternities a few times, I kind of felt like maybe I missed out. Pledging this fraternity with these guys, I get to have all the fun and camaraderie without having to do the school work.”
Blatz is part of an ensemble including Tim Meadows and Drew Seeley (with interesting guest stars like Kevin Nealon, Teri Polo and Fred Willard). He reports that the show’s creators, Walt Becker and Michael LeSleur, informed them “They didn’t want to hit anyone over the head with the ’80s thing — this is inspired by their own college experiences — but they did give us a packet of things to work with. We do riff a lot, improvise, and we wanted to have a grasp of who the celebrities were at the time, the big athletes, the supermodels, so we’d say the right things. We wanted to use the right slang, and not talk about cell phones and things like that.”
He adds, “I’m so used to my wardrobe now, it feels like what I’d actually wear. I’m always wanting to tuck in my shirt.”
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Kelly Blatz discusses making TBS’ “Glory Daze”

By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith
HollywoodNews.com: “Aaron Stone” cutie pie Kelly Blatz is finding a welcome dividend in making TBS’ Nov. 16-debuting “Glory Daze” series about a group of fraternity pledges in the 1980s. The 23-year-old actor notes, “I backed out of college before I even went, and even though I visited friends in fraternities a few times, I kind of felt like maybe I missed out. Pledging this fraternity with these guys, I get to have all the fun and camaraderie without having to do the school work.”
Blatz is part of an ensemble including Tim Meadows and Drew Seeley (with interesting guest stars like Kevin Nealon, Teri Polo and Fred Willard). He reports that the show’s creators, Walt Becker and Michael LeSleur, informed them “They didn’t want to hit anyone over the head with the 80′s thing — this is inspired by their own college experiences — but they did give us a packet of things to work with. We do riff a lot, improvise, and we wanted to have a grasp of who the celebrities were at the time, the big athletes, the supermodels, so we’d say the right things. We wanted to use the right slang, and not talk about cell phones and things like that.”
He adds, “I’m so used to my wardrobe now, it feels like what I’d actually wear. I’m always wanting to tuck in my shirt.”
Then there’s the music aspect, of vital importance to college students of any generation, of course. The producers supplied their guys with “like, 12 full CD mixes — R&B, pop, rock. I definitely have a huge catalogue of 80s music in my brain now,” Blatz says.
As it happens, he’s working on his own music while finishing up the last few episodes of the first season’s worth of “Glory Daze.” He and his band, Capra have been developing a sound of their own for the last four years, he lets us know, and are now recording an album for Hollywood Records, to debut in 2011. “When you hear it you’ll understand,” he says. “It’s a fun, funky hip hop and rock.”
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Be Discovered in Hollywood – Hollywood Film Festival 2010 Call for Action

Hollywoodnews.com: The 14th annual Hollywood Film Festival, presented by Starz, final “2010 Call For Entries” for all of its categories and genres including features, documentaries, shorts, animation, drama, comedy, and horror. The Hollywood Film Festival will run from October 20 to 25 at the state-of-the-art ArcLight Cinemas, in Hollywood. The Festival will be capped off by the annual prestigious Hollywood Awards Gala on October 25, which lauds both annual and career achievements of Hollywood’s emerging and established talents.
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“In recessionary times, when funding for independent films is sparse and distribution acquisitions are tight, a festival run is more crucial than ever for the exhibition of promising cinematic works,” said festival founder Carlos de Abreu, “We at the Hollywood Film Festival continue to provide an A-plus platform in the world’s movie capital for burgeoning filmmakers to showcase their passion projects before their friends, film lovers, and the industry at large.”
The 14th annual Hollywood Film Festival will continue to offer moviegoers a full schedule of tributes, Q&A panels and a diverse schedule of works from around the globe.
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“It has been an honor for Starz to be the major sponsor over the past few years of the Hollywood Film Festival,” said Stephan Shelanski, executive vice president, programming for Starz. “The Festival continues to grow each year, and we look forward to seeing the current crop of film entries for 2010.”
As is tradition, the Hollywood Awards Gala ceremony will launch the awards season, honoring those artists and filmmakers who are bound to leave a long lasting impression in the months to come. Last year, the Hollywood Awards recognized such films as The Hurt Locker, Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire and Up well in advance of their major Oscar wins. In the last 7 years, a total of 65 Oscar® nominations and 21 Oscars® were given to films showcased and/or to the nominees and honorees of the Hollywood Awards.In addition, the festival will launch its first Human Rights Symposium on Saturday, October 24, which includes the screening of a documentary highlighting the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a symposium on ‘Ending Violence Against Women’ in the Congo, plus the presentation of an award to the winner of the ‘Come Clean 4 Congo’ contest.
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‘Scott Pilgrim vs. The World’ Review: Everyman wins hearts, laughs

By Anthony D’Alessandro
HollywoodNews.com: Quite quickly over the last seven years, Michael Cera has become the iconic millennial’s straight man, and to his strength, is continually surrounded by acerbic, off-kilter fools onscreen. With an angelic face, Cera’s hysterical alter egos puff their lines with circumspect and struggle to keep up with life’s crazy tide. Often times, Cera archetypes must go out of their way to get the girl of their dreams, i.e. enduring work at a beachside frozen banana stand (Fox’s blessed sitcom series “Arrested Development), hoarding beer into the wrong party (“Superbad”) and transforming into an evil, hip French personality (This year’s underrated “Youth in Revolt”).
In director Edgar Wright’s charming feature adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s graphic novel “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” Cera, as the ad spots exclaim, must defeat the seven evil ex-boyfriends of Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), the girl whose hand he so desires.
Like Charles Grodin, Bill Murray, Fred Willard and Ray Romano, Cera can satirically knock at the everyman without knocking him completely down. Cera’s performances are infectious and well beyond his twentysomething years in timing and nuance. Many burgeoning actors at his age continue to search for their sense of character, or vie to exhibit multiple emotional levels; but Cera is completely in tune to his undertone strengths and he is the grease which spins the comedic wheels in “Scott Pilgrim.”
In the Cera canon, Scott is an evolution from the high school squares the actor has portrayed. Pilgrim, a slacker and bass guitarist for the wannabe Toronto apartment grunge band Sex-Bob-Omb, doesn’t have to worry about getting girls; he’s broken plenty of hearts which is a decent score considering Envy Adams (Brie Larson), his ex-girlfriend and established glam rocker, “kicked his heart in the ass.” As one character calls Scott, he’s “a total lady killer and wannabe jerky jerk.”
Scott takes gleeful solace in Knives Chau (vivacious newcomer Ellen Wong), a Catholic high schooler much younger than him. The two are like peas in a pod, playing ninja videogames in perfect choreographed unison. Scott is an impressionable force on Knives, and in return she becomes the band’s number one groupie. But Knives, given her innocence, is an easy fetch for Scott.
Scott lives his wrinkled life with his gay, suave roommate Wallace Wells (a wonderfully blunt Kieran Culkin), a dude [...]

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