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“The King’s Speech,” now on DVD, honored in New York

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The Oscar winner for Best Picture, Tom Hooper’s “The King’s Speech” continues to collect accolades, particularly from an organization that has praised the film’s message from day one. The Stuttering Foundation and The Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children recently honored the film at a gala[...]

Stuttering Reigns King at the Oscars

HollywoodNews.com: Jane Fraser, president, The Stuttering Foundation (www.stutteringhelp.org), issued the following reaction to the Oscar awards: “It is an eloquently golden night for people who stutter. The King’s Speech has been a godsend for the entire stuttering community. “Tom Hooper gave us an inspirational hero, David Seidler gave us an[...]

Oscars: Stuttering Foundation tosses awards support behind “King’s Speech”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The Stuttering Foundation has been a vocal supporter of Tom Hooper’s “The King’s Speech” ever since the movie premiered last year. “Since its debut, The King’s Speech has provided context for understanding the plight of those who stutter,” said Jane Fraser, president of The Stuttering Foundation,[...]

Geoffrey Rush calls possible ‘King’s Speech’ edits “a shame”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: At least one member of the “King’s Speech” ensemble has weighed in regarding Harvey Weinstein’s stated plan to edit Tom Hooper’s film to attain an audience-friendly PG-13 rating … and he’s none too pleased. “I just think it’s a shame considering that it’s all in the[...]

‘The King’s Speech’ gets a Hero’s Welcome

HollywoodNews.com: Jane Fraser, president, The Stuttering Foundation (www.stutteringhelp.org), issued the following reaction to today’s Oscar nominations: “The Stuttering Foundation gives a hero’s welcome to The King’s Speech, which has brought overwhelmingly positive attention to the plight of people who stutter. The King’s Speech, with its 12 Academy Award nominations, including[...]

Emily Blunt overcame a stutter, struggles to say her name

HollywoodNews.com: Actress Emily Blunt may be on her way to a very successful career, but the road hasn’t always been easy and she still deals with the struggle of overcoming a stutter. The recently married Blunt reveals that she developed a stutter at the age of seven, which made her[...]

‘Glee’s’ Ushkowitz on Tina’s stutter

HollywoodNews.com: The “Glee” member Tina Cohen-Chang was originally written to have a fake stutter. In interview with Digital Spy, the actress who plays Tina, Jenna Ushkowitz, explains: “I did not know [the stutter wasn’t real] until I read the script. Which was interesting, because I always went into it thinking[...]