Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Mariah Carey Named Good Actress

Gina Wilhelm Actress - Mariah Carey Named Good Actress

Mariah Carey received the Supporting Actress of the Year award at 14th Annual Capri Hollywood International Film Festival in Italy on Monday.

Carey received the award for her very unglamorous performance in "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' By Sapphire."

In that movie, Carey plays a social worker opposite newcomer Gabourey Sidibe. Mo'Nique also stars in the movie. All three actresses have received a lot of acclaim for their work in the movie.

The entire cast has also been nominated for a Screen Actors' Guild award for Best Ensemble.

Gina Wilhelm Actress

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New York Actress Making it Big

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Alexandra Daddario was born in New York City and studied at the Professional Children's School, is adjusting to life in Los Angeles.

After starting her acting career in commercials while in elementry school, she landed steady work at age 16 on the soap opera "All My Children."

She now stars on the USA series "White Collar" and is about to star in "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief."

The movie is based on the fantasy book series by Rick Riordan in which the title character discovers he is descended from Greek gods.

"Olympians" also stars such heavy-hitters as Rosario Dawson, Pierce Brosnan, and Uma Thurman. Daddario had to learn fencing and archery for her part in the picture.

She explains the movie's appeal: “Greek gods are so human in so many ways — they love and they hate and they get jealous — and that’s what makes the stories about them so exciting.”

Gina Wilhelm Actress

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

New York Actress Makes "It's Complicated" Shine

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"It's Complicated" opens on Friday. The Buffalo News has a favorable review. One of the high points of the film, according to the review, is actress Lake Bell.

Bell plays the young second wife of Alec Baldwin's character. In the movie, she is "semi-crazy." Her previous experience as a television actress serves her well in this role.

She shares the screen with Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin as well as Steve Martin and John Krasinski.

The Buffalo News gives "It's Complicated" three stars out of four.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

New York Actress Milano in Video Spoof

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Alyssa Milano, who was born in Brooklyn, New York, is in a new video on the website funnyordie.com.

In the video, Milano takes aim both at the Dove "Evolution" ad and the MTV "Jersey Shore" program.

She gets a makeover with extensive bronzer, eyeliner, and lipgloss. Her bouffant and eye make-up is then enhanced using PhotoShop.

The piece ends with the tagline, "No wonder our perception of Jersey is distorted."

"Jersey Shore" has taken heat for portraying New York Italian-Americans and New Jersey in unflattering lights.

Gina Wilhelm Actress

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Pictures of Actress Westbrook in the Snow

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Danniella Westbrook, until recently a star of the BBC soap opera EastEnders, was caught on film playing in the snow.

The actress is set to compete on the new season of the game show "Dancing on Ice." During a break from training, she got into a snowball fight with her skating/dancing partner.

Among Westbrook's competition will be Heather Mills, ex-wife of Paul McCartney. Other competitors are sports figures, pop stars, and a celebrity doctor.

Gina Wilhelm Actress

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Golden Globe Names Good Actress Candidates

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The Golden Globe nominations have come out, and once again, there are a lot of talented actresses vying to be named the year's best leading actress in a motion picture.


Among them are the perennials, such as Helen Mirren, Emily Blunt, and Sandra Bullock, as well as newcomers Gabourey Sidibe and Carey Mulligan in the movie drama category.


For musical or comedy motion picture, Sandra Bullock is nominated again, but is joined by Meryl Streep, Marion Cotillard, and Julia Roberts.


In fact, Meryl Streep is nominated twice in musical/comedy, both for "It's Complicated" and "Julie & Julia."

Gina Wilhelm Actress

Monday, December 14, 2009

Ronan Nominated as a Good Actress Twice

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The Broadcast Film Critics Association's 15th annual Critics' Choice Movie Award nominations came out on Monday. Among those nominated were Irish actress Saoirse Ronan.

The 15-year-old actress, who plays a murdered woman in "The Lovely Bones," got dual nominations, both for best actress and best young actor/actress.

The only other actress in the young actor/actress category is Bailey Madison for her performance in "Brothers."

Other best actress nominees are Emily Blunt in "The Young Victoria," Sandra Bullock from "The Blind Side," Carey Mulligan from "An Education," Gabourey Sidibe from "Precious" and Meryl Streep in "Julie & Julia."

Gina Wilhelm Actress

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Up In the Air with Good Actress Kendrick

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Anna Kendrick has been having a great year. She stars in the "New Moon" movies as Bella's human friend, and she is currently appearing in "Up In the Air," the new George Clooney movie.

In fact, she was just named best supporting actress for that movie by the National Board of Review.

Director Jason Reitman wrote Kendrick's role specifically for her. "It's incredible. I was totally flattered and bewildered," Kendrick said.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Actress Search Update on The Miracle Worker

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A nationwide search has yielded a disabled actress to understudy Abigail Breslin in the upcoming revival of "The Miracle Worker" to go up on Broadway.

Advocates for the disabled had been upset that Breslin was playing the role of Helen Keller, rather than an actress with vision or hearing disabilities.

The Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts had said a blind or deaf actress would make the portrayal of Keller, who was herself blind and deaf, more authentic.

In response, producer David Richenthal had pledged to make an effort to find a disabled actress to understudy Breslin in the play, but that in the end, the role would be cast based on acting ability.

The understudy position will be filled by 10-year-old Kyra Siegel, of Eugene, Oregon. Siegel has limited vision in her right eye and finds it challenging to use both eyes together.

She'll be one of the few disabled actresses working on Broadway this season.

"Performing on Broadway was one of my dreams, but I never thought it would come true," Siegel wrote in an e-mail to a New York Times interviewer.

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Spanish Actress Cruz Doesn't Remember Oscars

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Penélope Cruz says that she nearly fainted with shock when she received her award at this year's Oscar ceremony and doesn't remember what happened.

Cruz won for her performance in "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," but says she nearly passed out from the tension of the event.

"I feel frustrated that I can't remember....I felt I was on the border of passing out from tension. That I can remember very well," she explains.

She does, however, remember eating roughly 300 canapes, crying for a half-hour, and being confused about what was going on.

Gina Wilhelm Actress

Monday, December 7, 2009

Amy Adams Actress Expecting First Baby

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Amy Adams's representative has confirmed that the "Enchanted" actress is pregnant with her first child with her long-time boyfriend and fiance Darren Legallo.

The pregnancy is a surprise, but the couple has always expected to have a family. Adams and Legallo met during an acting class in 2001.

Adams's next movie, "Leap Year," is due out January 8.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Gina Wilhelm Actress

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Bollywood Hot Actress Obsessed, Says Valette

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French actress Fanny Valette has said she would like to do a Bollywood movie. She likes the idea of doing a romantic movie in that milieu.

"I have also heard about 'Devdas', its lead actress Aishwarya Rai and the legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan," she explained.

At the same time, however, she is very critical of the beauty standards in Hindi films, particularly of the extreme small size of their leading ladies.

"What makes an actor or actress really beautiful is how he or she can touch your heart through their performance and express themselves well," Valette said.

Gina Wilhelm Actress

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Helen Mirren Honored as Good Actress

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Dame Helen Mirren received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 19th Annual Women In Film and Television Awards on December 4.

The 64-year-old Mirren received an Oscar for her performance in "The Queen," in which she played Queen Elizabeth II. That portrayal received approval of the monarch herself.

Mirren received the award for her "'outstanding and lasting' contribution to film and television." She came to prominence as detective Jane Tennison on the television series "Prime Suspect."

She shares the honor with such actresses as Dame Judi Dench, Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Diana Rigg, and Julie Walters.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Bollywood Hot Actress Becomes Ad Icon

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Stardom in Bollywood is fickle. "Once married, Hindi film actresses stop being alluring and being part of the average Indian male's dreams," says the chief growth officer of Dentsu Media India.

What's a hot actress to do once she's not considered "hot?" Married actresses become advertising spokespeople.

For instance, Sonali Bendre endorses a number of products. The chairman and managing director for her newest company explains she's a role model for other women.

"Sonali is a perfect example of an Indian woman handling brilliantly both professional and personal duties with ease, an aspiration for every Indian woman."

Many married actresses also appreciate the shorter time committment required for advertisements as opposed to full-length features, which allows them more time with their families.

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