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Karen Duffy on Living With Chronic Pain and Friend George Clooney's Longstanding Support

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Karen Duffy on Living With Chronic Pain and Friend George Clooney's Longstanding Support
On Thursday night, model and actress Karen Duffy celebrated the publication of her second book, Backbone: Living with Chronic Pain without Turning into One, with a roomful of celebrities and famous authors — and a tequila fountain from long-time friend George Clooney.

“I was with George the last night I was healthy and, literally, this illness hit me like a bus,” the 55-year-old said in an exclusive interview with People.

She discussed writing about her life of chronic pain (she’s suffered from sarcoidosis for two decades) and the support she’s received from the fellow actor, who makes an appearance in the book.
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Awfully Good: Blank Check

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Veteran character actor Miguel Ferrer passed away last week. While he's perhaps best known for roles in Robocop, Twin Peaks and other films, I'll always remember him as the bad guy in. Blank Check (1994) Director: Rupert Wainwright Stars: Brian Bonsall, Miguel Ferrer, Karen Duffy, Tone Loc A child learns that crime literally pays. Blank Check is like porn for kids.a fantasy where a... Read More...
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Superherostuff: 9 Dollar T-Shirt Sale Just Got Even Better

You guys liked it...you really liked it! Who knew that you people would be such fans of a 9 dollar t-shirt sale. It's like you can't get enough of sweet deals and a blank check to one of the world's largest internet superhero stores! Not Blank Check staring Brian Bonsall, Karen Duffy, Miguel Ferrer, James Rebhorn, Tone Lōc, Jayne Atkinson and Michael Lerner though...even though if we had our own roller coaster in the back it would be pretty sweet. Say, maybe if you guys get enough 9 dollar t-shirts I'll be able to convince them to allow me to do that and then I'll totally invite you guys over and we can party and eat pizza! Oh, and we can get one of those giant moon bounce things too! So we started a 9 dollar t-shirt and you guys couldn't get enough of it so as a way of saying thank you,
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Forecast: 'Fifty Shades' Set to Spank 'Hot Tub' Sequel This Weekend

Forecast: 'Fifty Shades' Set to Spank 'Hot Tub' Sequel This Weekend
Coming off one of the busiest weekends in years, the box office is going to quiet down significantly this coming weekend.Hot Tub Time Machine 2, McFarland, USA and The Duff are all opening in at least 2,500 theaters, though it would be surprising if any of these took in over $15 million this weekend. Therefore, the top three spots should once again belong to Fifty Shades of Grey, Kingsman: The Secret Service and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.Coming off a massive $85.2 million debut, Fifty Shades of Grey seems poised to take a dive this weekend. Word-of-mouth is mixed, die-hard book fans likely already made it out last weekend, and romantic movies tend to fall hard coming off Valentine's Day. About Last Night (2014), Endless Love and Valentine's Day all fell at least 70 percent on this same weekend, while the Twilight sequels and The Fault in our Stars had similar second weekend drops.
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The Simpsons top 50 episodes

  • Den of Geek
Rob counts down the top 50 episodes of TV's longest-running animated series, The Simpsons...

Since its debut in 1989, across 552 episodes and 25 seasons, The Simpsons has become one of the most revered and beloved TV programmes of all time. It’s a true cultural phenomenon that’s influenced not just animation, but all areas of TV comedy and sitcom. For so many of us, its quotes and catchphrases have permeated our everyday vernacular, from single words like “crisitunity” and “embiggen” to phrases “you don’t win friends with salad” and “everything’s coming up Milhouse.”

Personal opinions may vary, but for me the show’s peak years were from season 4 through to 10. They’re consistently funny, all killer and no filler runs with barely a dud episode to be found between 1992-1998. Past this point the standard becomes a little more mixed, and recent seasons have been distinctly average at best. The
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George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin Attend Wedding in Cabo San Lucas

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George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin Attend Wedding in Cabo San Lucas
George Clooney was in weekend wedding mode - but not yet his own. Still, his new fiancée joined him for the fun. The actor, 52, took a private jet to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, with his bride-to-be, Amal Alamuddin, on Thursday. Sources tell People the trip was to celebrate the wedding of Clooney's longtime pal, actor Thom Mathews. It's not the first trip to the celebrity hot spot for the globe-trotting couple, who also visited the area during the holidays last year, along with close friends Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford. This time around, we know just how Alamuddin accessorized her
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Karen Duffy Plans to Gift George Clooney a Whoopee Cushion Cover for His Wedding

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Karen Duffy Plans to Gift George Clooney a Whoopee Cushion Cover for His Wedding
Since the news first broke that George Clooney was engaged to Amal Alamuddin, many have wondered what to buy the glamorous couple for a wedding present. But according to good pal Karen Duffy, a.k.a. Duff, not everyone will be shopping at Tiffany's. At Saturday's Eif Revlon Run/Walk for Women, the model and longtime spokesperson for the brand told People she had a much more creative idea. "I have a tradition where I make needlepoint whoopee cushion covers and bring it to his house," jokes Duff, who's known Clooney, 52, for about 18 years. "His beautiful home has several of
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Karen Duffy Plans to Gift George Clooney a Whoopee Cushion Cover for His Wedding

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Karen Duffy Plans to Gift George Clooney a Whoopee Cushion Cover for His Wedding
Since the news first broke that George Clooney was engaged to Amal Alamuddin, many have wondered what to buy the glamorous couple for a wedding present. But according to good pal Karen Duffy, a.k.a. Duff, not everyone will be shopping at Tiffany's. At Saturday's Eif Revlon Run/Walk for Women, the model and longtime spokesperson for the brand told People she had a much more creative idea. "I have a tradition where I make needlepoint whoopee cushion covers and bring it to his house," jokes Duff, who's known Clooney, 52, for about 18 years. "His beautiful home has several of
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Emma Stone and Andy Cohen Co-Host 17th Annual Eif Revlon Run/Walk For Women

Emma Stone (Revlon Global Brand Ambassador) and Andy Cohen co-hosted the 17th Annual Eif Revlon Run/Walk for Women this morning in New York. Created by the Entertainment Industry Foundation (Eif), Revlon and Lilly Tartikoff, the Eif Revlon Run/Walk for Women has become one of the largest single-day fundraisers for women’s cancers in the United States. More than 15,000 participants joined the race to help raise critical funds to support women’s cancer research, counseling and outreach programs. The event featured a special opening performance by recording artist Matt Goss and appearances by Karen Duffy and Denise Austin. Registration is still open for the Eif Revlon Run/Walk for Women in Los Angeles on Saturday, May 10, hosted by Halle Berry (Revlon Global Brand Ambassador) with Christina Applegate. To register, please visit http://do.eifoundation.org/site/Tr?fr_id=1151&pg=entry Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Image
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Director Michael Roemer on his seminal 60s drama Nothing But a Man

He fled the Nazis for a British boarding school – then made a shocking drama about segregation in the deep south. Michael Roemer talks fate, family and sadistic governesses

The first time Michael Roemer set foot in the American south, something pinged in his brain. He had never been there before; he grew up in Germany and Britain, but that day in segregated Alabama in the early 1960s, "I recognised everything. It was immediate. I said, 'Oh, I know this. I know what this feels like.'"

In the last 10 days, I have seen three films by Roemer: two documentaries and Nothing But a Man, his first feature, shot in 1963. The documentaries – Dying, a short piece following three people in the last few months of their lives; and Cortile Cascino, a study of a slum in Palermo, Sicily – are 40 years old and hard to get hold of. Nothing But a Man
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On the scene: Family, friends, and fans remember James Gandolfini at Manhattan funeral

On the scene: Family, friends, and fans remember James Gandolfini at Manhattan funeral
They came in suits and shorts, heels and flip-flops, somber dresses, casual T-shirts — and at least one black tank top embellished with a message hand-written in alternating red, white, and green paint: “Riposa in Pace, Capo.”

“I have to show my respect,” the tank top’s designer — Assunta, a silver-haired woman from Yonkers — said, gesturing to her handiwork. “You can read it, if you like: ‘Rest in peace, Boss.’ That’s what he is. He was the boss.”

Assunta had gathered with what seemed like all of New York City’s Italian-American community — not to mention Mario Batali, Alec Baldwin,
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David Chase's eulogy for James Gandolfini -- Full Text

David Chase's eulogy for James Gandolfini -- Full Text
Earlier this morning, friends, family, and hundreds of fans gathered to pay their respects to James Gandolfini at Manhattan’s Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. Four mourners — Gandolfini’s wife, Deborah Lin Gandolfini; his assistant, Thomas Richardson; his acting coach, Susan Aston; and his old boss, Sopranos creator David Chase — delivered eulogies at the service.

A transcript of Chase’s speech, which he structured as a letter to his late friend, is reprinted below.

Dear Jim,

Your family asked me to speak at this service. I am so honored and touched. I’m also really scared, and I say that because you,
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Friend: James Gandolfini's body may return to U.S. on Monday

Friend: James Gandolfini's body may return to U.S. on Monday
A family spokesman says James Gandolfini’s body may be repatriated as soon as Monday.

Michael Kobold told reporters Sunday that the “provisional plan” is to depart Rome on Monday afternoon for the United States, several days earlier than anticipated. He did not specify which U.S. airport.

Kobold thanked Italian and U.S. authorities, including U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, his predecessor Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton for helping with arrangements.

Gandolfini, 51, died Wednesday in Rome. Kobold has said an autopsy revealed the cause was a heart attack. Authorities have not released the report.

The Sopranos
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James Gandolfini was 'the glue that kept us together,' says lifelong friend Karen Duffy

James Gandolfini was 'the glue that kept us together,' says lifelong friend Karen Duffy
Jimmy and I grew up together. We were friends since seventh grade and we went to a small high school in New Jersey. It was impossible not to love this kid. He was voted Best Looking and Class Flirt. Girls loved him because he was beautiful, inside and out. He was a great athlete and we did the plays together. Jimmy was quiet in person but explosive on stage. In my yearbook, he kind of wrote something like, “Duff, I’ll see you on Broadway.”

Fairly quickly out of college, he was working in the city and immediately started getting acting work.
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Notebook's 5th Writers Poll: Fantasy Double Features of 2012

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Looking back at 2012 on what films moved and impressed us, it is clear that watching old films is a crucial part of making new films meaningful. Thus, the annual tradition of our end of year poll, which calls upon our writers to pick both a new and an old film: they were challenged to choose a new film they saw in 2012—in theaters or at a festival—and creatively pair it with an old film they also saw in 2012 to create a unique double feature.

All the contributors were asked to write a paragraph explaining their 2012 fantasy double feature. What's more, each writer was given the option to list more pairings, with or without explanation, as further imaginative film programming we'd be lucky to catch in that perfect world we know doesn't exist but can keep dreaming of every time we go to the movies.

How would you program some
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George Clooney Gives Money to Homeless Man After Dinner with Stacy Keibler

George Clooney Gives Money to Homeless Man After Dinner with Stacy Keibler
George Clooney has solid a reputation for being a generous star; on Monday night, the Academy Award winner's kindness was caught on camera. The handsome hunk and girlfriend Stacy Keibler stepped out for a bite to eat in NYC with celebrity pals Karen Duffy (one of Clooney's exes from the '90s) and Bill Murray. Clooney and Keibler changed out of their matching outfits for dinner after arriving in the city earlier that day. After the star-studded meal at Il Mulino in the West Village, Clooney spotted a homeless man wearing a military jacket, military dog tags and seated next to a camouflage backpack outside the restaurant. The Descendants star proceeded to give the man some money and stopped to interact with...
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George Clooney and Stacy Keibler Hit NYC and Do Dinner With Bill

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George Clooney and Stacy Keibler Hit NYC and Do Dinner With Bill
George Clooney and Stacy Keibler arrived in NYC yesterday and didn't waste much time before hitting the town. They left their Manhattan hotel, George carrying a script, for dinner at Il Mulino with their pals Bill Murray and Karen Duffy, one of George's exes, last night. Afterward, George even kindly offered money to a homeless man on their way back home. It was George and Stacy's latest star-studded meal - last week, George, Stacy, Cindy Crawford, and Rande Gerber met up for a double date on the West Coast. More recently, George and Stacy rubbed shoulders with President Obama and other Democratic-leaning celebs during a Sunday fundraiser in Hollywood. View Slideshow ›
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George Clooney Shows His Support For President Obama in Switzerland

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George Clooney Shows His Support For President Obama in Switzerland
George Clooney suited up to attend a special fundraiser for Barack Obama's reelection campaign in Switzerland last night. He signed autographs and posed with waiting fans on his way into the event, which was just his latest show of support for the president. George hosted a dinner at his Hollywood home in May that raised $15 million for Obama with the help of other famous faces. George broke from his relaxing Summer in Lake Como for the Swiss function. He's been vacationing there with girlfriend Stacy Keibler on and off since June. They've both made trips back to La and elsewhere, though, and have also invited friends to join them in the Italian city. George and Stacy played host to Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan and were also spotted boating with pal Karen Duffy. View Slideshow ›
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George Clooney Suits Up For a Sexy Commercial Shoot

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George Clooney Suits Up For a Sexy Commercial Shoot
George Clooney was back on the Italian set of his Mercedes Benz commercial this afternoon. George was also spotted filming the ad on Monday, though this time he was dressed up in a suit for the cameras. George lounged at a café table and hopped on a motorcycle for the shoot in Milan, which isn't far from his home in Lake Como. He's been spending most of the Summer at the lakeside getaway. George has played host to multiple visiting friends lately, with pal Karen Duffy joining him on his boat and Stacy Keibler's friends Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum also making a trip to the vacation spot. View Slideshow ›
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'Simpsons' Comic-Con panel: Sneak peeks of 'Daycare' and 'Treehouse,' plus... Carrie Fisher?

'Simpsons' Comic-Con panel: Sneak peeks of 'Daycare' and 'Treehouse,' plus... Carrie Fisher?
Springfield invaded San Diego on Saturday, as The Simpsons offered up two sneak peeks and one surprise guest (but very little news about the upcoming 24th season) in their Ballroom 20 Comic-Con panel. Here’s your 30-second rundown of the proceedings.

The Panel: Moderator/consulting producer David Mirkin, executive producers Al Jean and Matt Groening, supervising director Mike Anderson, and Yeardley Smith (voice of Lisa Simpson), who flew into San Diego by helicopter and landed on the USS Midway. Too bad we didn’t get to see that entrance.

Footage screened: A 2-D version of the sweet, engaging 3-D animated short The Longest Daycare,
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