Harrison Ford explains how he's gotten himself fired before and the most interesting item written into his contract.
Rachel McAdams sits down with us to talk about some awkward love scenes and what odd item is on her Christmas gift wish list.
Sometimes all it takes is one actor to get you to the theater to see a movie, and the ever-adorable and talented Rachel McAdams was enough to draw my attention to Morning Glory. I'll tell you right off the bat that McAdams is the best part of the film. Unfortunately that's not saying much, as she and the rest of the stellar cast are wasted on a film that's trying way too hard to be both funny and touching, and it only moderately succeeds at either goal.
McAdams stars as Becky, a 28-year-old producer for a morning news program in New Jersey. Overworked and underpaid, Becky finds herself in a pickle when she thinks she's about to get a major promotion but is fired instead. Packing ambition, an undying love for the news, and the brightest eyes you've ever seen, she heads to New York. Becky's tenacity lands her a job at DayBreak, an ailing morning news program with abysmal ratings, catty anchors, and a revolving door of executive producers. Sounds like a great predictable-but-fun popcorn flick, right? To find out why it doesn't make the cut, just read more
Rachel McAdams was the center of attention last night at the NYC premiere of Morning Glory. She and costars Patrick Wilson, Harrison Ford, and Jeff Goldblum were on the black carpet after a long weekend of doing press at their junket — we talked with the four actors on Saturday, so stay tuned for video later this week! Rachel also chatted yesterday before heading into the screening, mentioning how awesome it was to reunite with Diane Keaton following their work together in The Family Stone. Their current movie is all about Rachel's character, Becky Fuller, as she figures out her work and life balance, and she said the struggle hit close to home. Rachel fit in a few days of press during a break from working on her new Terrence Malick project in Oklahoma with Ben Affleck, who was likewise able to have some time off. Patrick and Jeff, meanwhile, stopped to share about Rachel's great comedic acting in their film — lots of video to come later today on PopSugar Rush!
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I don't want to be too effusive, but I love Rachel McAdams. I've said it before and I'll say it again: the lady's one of the most talented and watchable actresses out there right now. Case in point: this new trailer for Morning Glory, which I dare say looks awesome. It reminds me of a modern Working Girl; in it, McAdams plays an ambitious young producer trying to revamp a tired morning news show. In her arsenal? Harrison Ford (himself a Working Girl alum) as a washed up, salty anchor and his on-air nemesis, Diane Keaton.
What else could you possibly add to this dream team cast? The screenwriter of The Devil Wears Prada, the director of Notting Hill, and yes, J.J. Abrams. I'll stop with all the details, though, so you can watch and tell me what you think when you read more
Recently, I caught a rerun of Paula's Party on the Food Network, where silver-haired TV personality Jay Manuel, of ANTM fame, dished out hair color tips to fellow silver-haired host Paula Deen. If I'm not mistaken, I believe he said he uses a toner by the name of "Silver Lady" to get that distinctive lustrous shade. This got me to thinking about other silvered stars. So, whether you call it white, ultra-platinum, silver, or gray, check out some other celebrities with stunning sterling locks.
Written by Marti Noxon — who's been a writer and producer on shows ranging from Grey's Anatomy to Mad Men to Buffy — the show will spotlight Keaton's character attempting to get the feminist movement back on track "by starting a sexually explicit magazine for women." Noxon says she was inspired in part by her own life as the daughter of a lesbian radical feminist, where rebellion meant things like deciding to shave her legs.
She and her co-producer initially thought of basing a show around a young feminist working at a porn magazine, but "the moment they decided to make the central character an older, Gloria Steinem-type feminist icon, it all fell into place" and they thought of Keaton right away. As Noxon's co-producer said:
There are a lot of similarities between Diane and Gloria Steinem. They both grew up in the '50s, a period marked by women finding their relevance sexually, and Diane has been attracted to roles about women exploring their sexuality in films like Something's Gotta Give.
Instead of Something's Gotta Give, I keep thinking of Annie Hall — or, rather, Annie Hall herself, 30 years later. Is this the sort of thing she might do? I'm not sure, but I'll be curious to keep my eye on this one and find out. What about you?