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Week of July 8th to July 14th 2013 - Volume One, Issue Twenty-Two.
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Dear Movie Lover,
Paraphrasing National Baseball League Hall of Famer Yogi Berra, It's Deja Vous All Over Again!
In the world of entertainment, that is.
Cher's coming concert tour. Haven't we heard that one?
Even Cher makes fun of the fact that this will be her "last farewell". Scheduled for some time in Fall 2013, it, according to Cher..."probably may not be the last time she appears on the concert stage".
So earthy, real and fabulous, Cher gets the whole crazy of the business of being Cher. That's the reason she's lasted and will be around for as long as she wants to be around. This woman will never be shown the door. She'll open and close it herself, thank you very much.
Well, the Devil is still Wearing Prada!
Author Lauren Weissberger has announced a follow-up to her best-selling 2003 novel The Devil Wears Prada.
Does that mean a movie sequel could be in the works? Rather, how long will it be until a movie sequel is announced?  The new book will pick up with Andy, the Anne Hathaway character heading up one of the biggest magazines around and planning her wedding. In her new job, she seems haunted by her former boss at Vogue, Miranda Priestly, as played by Meryl Streep.
See you on the Big Screen (again!) Anne and Meryl?
Where has Barbra Streisand been lately?
Having completed her last concert tour, is Barbra relaxing in Malibu?
Noooo! She's been doing the global concert rounds. And sold out tours all the way from London to Tel Aviv can attest to the fact that La Streisand is a universal star.
Will she take just one more turn on US concert stages?
We'll see.
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Movie Watch

Monday, July 08, 2013

12:00 am Royal Wedding (Musical)
01:32 am Return To Treasure Island (Thriller)
03:15 am Rehearsal For Murder (Drama)
04:51 am Red River (Western)
07:04 am Rescue From Gilligans Island (Comedy)
08:39 am Embryo (Sci-Fi)
10:22 am Coffin (Thriller)
11:50 am Crazy Streets (Drama)
01:12 pm Adios Amigo (Western)
02:42 pm Bedford SPRINGS (Drama)
04:09 pm Bingo Confidential (Comedy)
05:38 pm Clipping Adam (Drama)
07:03 pm Bill Collector (Drama)
08:40 pm Mademoiselle Striptease (Drama)
10:23 pm Bill Collector (Drama)

Click here for the complete schedule
Star Turn:
What's In A (Stage) Name? 
Movies are based mainly on the worlds of fiction and fantasy. And fitting right in to this scenario are actors who choose to be credited by names other than their own. The reasons can range from a dislike of their birth name  to Actors Guild rules that states that no two people are allowed to register with the same name.
Here is a list of many of the world's most famous actors identified by the names you know as well as those on their birth certificates.
Woody Allen - Allen Stewart Konigsberg
This famous academy Award-winning actor/director from New York City adapted his stage name around the age of 16.
Jennifer Anniston - Jennifer Anastassakis
No explain ation needed here! Born in February 1969, the fabulous film and TV star made a marquee-perfect choice.
Lauren Bacall -Betty Joan Perske
While Betty Joan was ok for her modelling days, once Miss Perske jumped from the cover of Harper's Bazaar to the Big screen, Lauren Bacall was a better fit.
Nicolas Cage - Nicolas Kim Coppola
As the nephew of famed director Francis Ford Coppola, Nicolas changed his name to gain his own recognition based on his talent and not through the connection with a famous relative. And it  has worked. Nicolas Cage has a huge fan base and enjoys great success on the big screen.
Natalie Portman - Natalie Hershlag
Born in Israel, she moved to the US at the age of three. Eventually discovered working in a pizza parlor, Natalie was set to model when she landed her first role in the critically acclaimed film, The Professional. Since then, she has grown up and into one of Hollywood's fabulous young stars.
Meg Ryan - Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra
Whew! No matter what her name, this blonde---known as America's Sweetheart---has made a name for herself in such hit films as when Harry Met sally, Sleepless In Seattle and City of Angels.
Rip Torn - Elmore Rual Torn Jr.
Who hasn't pondered whether or not this actor from Men in Black was really given the birth name of Rip Torn? The answer to that is No, with an explanation. Apparently, the name is a family tradition: every male in the Torn family gets the nickname of Rip.
Gene Wilder - Jerome Silberman
Gene picked his name because he stated "couldn't see a Jerry Silberman playing Hamlet. He later stated that he couldn't see Gene Wilder playing this ill-fated Shakespearean hero either. But the name perfectly fit the funny man we loved in Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles.
Reese Witherspoon - Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon
Dropping some extra names, she landed her first modelling job at age 7 and her first movie role at age 14 as the lovestruck baby sister in Man in the Moon. Her star has done nothing but rise with roles in the Johnny Cash flick Walk The Line and popular performances in Legally Blonde and Legally Blonde 2.
Michael Landen - Eugene Orowitz
Best known for his television work on Bonanza, Highway to Heaven and Little House on the Prairie, Eugene picked his stage name randomly out of a phone book.
Did You Know?
Celebrity Snapshots
It was the Summer of 1999 and our intrepid  blonde Production Manager was working on 28 Days with Sandra Bullock. The setting was Ashville North Carolina where the Black Mountain Conference Center was being used as the mental institution that is the focus for the film.
One of a Production Manager's most important duties is to make sure each day's films, known as the "dailies" are overnighted to the Hollywood studio. Ms. PM has always been known to do this.
Except for the morning the studio called and said "where are the dailies???"
EGADS! She had forgotten and there ensued a confab with the director, Sandra Bullock, who also happened to be the movie's star. Ms. Bullock was very understanding. Even suggested a few reasons why the slip-up may have occurred. "You're not pregnant, are you?" she inquired, "sometimes that happens". Of course not, responded Ms. PM quickly.
But the thought stuck in her mind to the point that she drove to the one and only chain drugstore in this rather isolated area to purchase a pregnancy test. Sure enough, Sandra Bullock was correct and Ms.PM let her know right away. Well, Sandra Bullock swung into action, making certain that the lovely expectant mother had a personal nutrition on the project, making a project out of making sure Ms. PM had a nutritious diet for the run of the filming. Bravo Sandra Bullock!!!

She was Italian. Blonde. Beautiful. And BIG. Also a lover of Champagne by the caseful.
When in New York City, the aforesaid loved to stay at the Hotel Lombardy.
The boutique atmosphere and European flair was very appealing. She also loved their bathrooms.
One evening while lolling in a bubbles-filled marble tub and sipping a teensy bit too much of the other bubbly, the Countess became stuck. What to do? What to do?

Phoning around to Manhattan friends, she found a good pal, a world famed celebrity makeup artist,
who came to her rescue. Try as he may, he could not budge her Countess-ship who, nekked as an Italian jaybird, wiggled nervously while sipping even more Champagne. The famous makeup artist helped himself to a couple of Champagne swigs and phoned the Front Desk for more help.
Enter two New York City fire fighters and a couple of Hotel doorman. The Countess offered them Champagne and requested a bath towel since she was tiring of playing a bathtub Lady Godiva.
The tugging ensued once again. Until one of the fire fighters had a very scientific suggestion. He gentle placed his hand between the tub and the Countess's hip. The suction broke with a loud burp,
which was echoed by the Countess herself as she arose, like Venus on the Half Shell, from her porcelain prison.
Graciously thanking all involved, she wrapped herself in a huge swath of a terrycloth robe and hastily exited the bath. Like the perfect gentlemen they all were, the trusty helpers instantly forgot the incident.
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