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‘My Dinner With Hervé’: Mark Povinelli & Helena Mattsson Join Cast Of HBO Movie

Mark Povinelli and Helena Mattsson have been cast opposite Peter Dinklage in My Dinner With Hervé, Sacha Gervasi's HBO movie. Directed and written by Gervasi based on a story he wrote with Sean Macaulay, My Dinner With Hervé centers on an unlikely friendship that evolves over one wild night in L.A. between struggling journalist Danny Tate (Jamie Dornan) and actor Hervé Villechaize (Dinklage), the world's most famous gun-toting dwarf, resulting in life-changing…
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Mad Dogs: Cancelled Amazon Series Released on DVD

The Us version of the Mad Dogs TV show was cancelled in February of 2016, after one season on Amazon Prime. Now the complete series is available on DVD, through Amazon/CreateSpace. Check it out, here.A dark comedy, Mad Dogs features the reunion of friends, now in their 40s. The Amazon series stars Steve Zahn, Michael Imperioli, Romany Malco, Ben Chaplin, and Michael Imperioli. Recurring are Billy Zane, Mark Povinelli, Rachael Holmes, Maria Botto, Coby Bell, Allison Tolman, Ted Levine, and Sutton Foster.Read More…
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‘Speechless’ Big Winner as Media Access Awards Salute People With Disabilities

‘Speechless’ Big Winner as Media Access Awards Salute People With Disabilities
People with disabilities — aka the world’s invisible minority — were saluted Friday at the annual Media Access Awards, with producer John Murray reminding that their presence onscreen is not just appropriate, “it’s also good business.”

Murray (“The Real World,” “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”) was given the PGA George Sunga Award, one of seven prizes handed out at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. Murray said that people with disabilities, or Pwd, “have been placed on the margins and sidelines of TV.” He pointed out that his A&E reality-show “Born This Way,” about seven individuals with Down syndrome, increased viewership more than 80% during its first season, so depiction “is not only the right thing to do, it’s also good business.”

Scott Silveri, creator-writer of ABC’s “Speechless,” was a double winner. He and fellow producers Melvin Mar and Jake Kasdan were honored for series with the SAG-aftra Disability Awareness Award,
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'The Hot Flashes' review: Brooke Shields and Daryl Hannah don't work up much of a sweat

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Susan ("Desperately Seeking Susan") Seidelman has spent her Aarp-eligible years making movies for that oft-ignored corner of the filmgoing public -- her Aarp-eligible peers. She tries her best to give a little R-rated edge to an audience that is too often served warmed-over mush.

So "Boynton Beach Club" was a retirement community romantic comedy that was as frank about sex as any movie Dyan Cannon made in the '70s. And Seidelman's latest, "The Hot Flashes," squeezes in a sex scene and plenty of ribald remarks in between heaping helpings of formulaic sports comedy cheese.

It's a "Best of Times" about menopausal ex-high school basketball players who take on the current crop of state champ teens in their small Texas town, all in the name of saving the local mammogram-mobile. And the movie is a golden opportunity for actresses who have hit Hollywood's "hard-to-employ" age to try their hands at Southern-fried wisecracks.
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Exclusive: The Hot Flashes Photo Gallery with Brooke Shields and Daryl Hannah

Exclusive: The Hot Flashes Photo Gallery with Brooke Shields and Daryl Hannah
Time to break out the Amberen and Poise! The Hot Flashes are on the court, and their taking no prisoners. This unlikely group of middle-aged women challenge the local high school girls' state basketball champs to raise money for a mobile breast cancer screening truck to continue its work. Sparks fly as the women go to comic extremes to prove themselves on and off the court, gaining a new lease on life. Check out the all-star cast, featuring Brooke Shields, Daryl Hannah, Wanda Sykes, Virginia Madsen, Camryn Manheim and Mark Povinelli in our exclusive photo gallery, along with the poster. Everyone thought their glory days were over...As you can see by their fast moves on the court, everyone was dead wrong!

The Hot Flashes comes to theaters July 12th, 2013 and stars Brooke Shields, Eric Roberts, Daryl Hannah, Virginia Madsen, Wanda Sykes, Gary Grubbs, Andrea Frankle, Camryn Manheim. The film is directed by Susan Seidelman.
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Brooke Shields, Wanda Sykes, Virginia Madsen, Camryn Manheim blow out cancer

The cast of the film The Hot Flashes - Brooke Shields, Wanda Sykes, Virginia Madsen, Camryn Manheim and Mark Povinelli - joined the American Cancer Society for a .Blow Out Cancer. bash to celebrate their movement to create a world with More Birthdays for Everyone. The four women were excited to reunite again after becoming such great friends on set; they caught up like old friends who hadn't seen each other in ages while getting ready for the PSA Shoot. The Hot Flashes plot centers around women.s empowerment and originates from five friends trying to raise money for breast cancer early detection programs by holding a charity basketball game. The film has partnered with the American Cancer
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Are You There, Chelsea?

Network: NBC

Episodes: 12 (half-hour)

Seasons: One

TV show dates: January 11, 2012 -- March 28, 2012

Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Laura Prepon, Lenny Clarke, Lauren Lapkus, Jake McDorman, Mark Povinelli, Ali Wong, and Chelsea Handler.

TV show description:

This sitcom follows the life of twenty-something Chelsea (Laura Prepon), an opinionated and unapologetic cocktail waitress. Her life revolves around her work at Jerry's Ultimate Sports Bar in New Jersey. She's surrounded by a unique group of friends and co-workers like Rick (Jake McDorman) the handsome bartender, fellow waitress Olivia (Ali Wong), and quick-witted Todd (Mark Povinelli).

Chelsea and best friend Olivia recently moved in with sweet Dee Dee (Lauren Lapkus), Chelsea's polar opposite. Chelsea's dad (Lenny Clarke) has both a big personality and a big mouth, and her sister (Chelsea Handler) is a conservative new mom.
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Are You There, Chelsea?: Cancelled, No Season Two

It's closing time for Chelsea and her pals. NBC has decided to cancel the low-rated sitcom Are You There, Chelsea? after 12 episodes and one season.

Based on a book by Chelsea Handler, Are You There, Chelsea? follows the life of an opinionated and unapologetic young woman (Laura Prepon) who lives life to the fullest as a cocktail waitress. She's many things to many people -- friend, daughter, sister, and sexually dynamic "advanced drinker." Others in the cast include Lenny Clarke, Lauren Lapkus, Jake McDorman, Mark Povinelli, Ali Wong, and (occasionally) Chelsea Handler.

The sitcom had a decent start -- registering a 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.18 million viewers -- but things went downhill from there.

  Subsequent episodes of Chelsea saw big drops in the ratings and, over the course of the season, went as low as
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Close up: Gibson faces fresh anti-semitism accusation

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The big story

Hollywood screenwriter Joe Eszterhas has accused Mel Gibson of anti-semitism after the actor and director, along with studio Warner Brothers, rejected his script about a famous Jewish military victory. In a letter published by American film blog The Wrap, Eszterhaus alleged that Gibson has used anti-semitic slurs around him on numerous occasions and has acted aggressively towards the screenwriter and his family.

"I've come to the conclusion that the reason you won't make 'The Maccabees' is the ugliest possible one. You hate Jews," said Eszterhaus, best known in Hollywood for writing Basic Instinct. He also said that Gibson only planned to make the film, which would track the 167Bc revolt of the Judean state against the Seleucid empire, to deflect "continuing charges of anti-Semitism which have dogged you, charges which have crippled your career".

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Mirror Mirror and dwarfism at the movies

He may be the star of the new Snow White adaptation, but Povinelli's dwarfism means he's fighting for varied roles

In his hotel room in New Orleans, Mark Povinelli is reflecting upon the sort of scripts he receives. "They're usually obnoxious. I flick through to what page I'm going to be on and … 'Oh look! Biting someone on the ankle! Or punching someone in the balls!' … The trick is to be one step ahead of them. You can't just say, 'I don't like this', you have to come up with an idea that is better. And that's the real challenge – an extra added task that a lot of average actors don't have to deal with. Not only do you have to be a good performer, but you have to come up with better material than you're given a lot of times, to allow yourself to sleep at night."

Povinelli
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Mark Povinelli: Mirror Mirror reflects frustrating times for dwarf actors

He may be the star of the new Snow White adaptation, but Povinelli's dwarfism means he's fighting for varied roles

In his hotel room in New Orleans, Mark Povinelli is reflecting upon the sort of scripts he receives. "They're usually obnoxious. I flick through to what page I'm going to be on and … 'Oh look! Biting someone on the ankle! Or punching someone in the balls!' … The trick is to be one step ahead of them. You can't just say, 'I don't like this', you have to come up with an idea that is better. And that's the real challenge – an extra added task that a lot of average actors don't have to deal with. Not only do you have to be a good performer, but you have to come up with better material than you're given a lot of times, to allow yourself to sleep at night."

Povinelli
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Contest: Win Mirror Mirror Prizes

Contest: Win Mirror Mirror Prizes
Mirror Mirror is opening in theaters today, March 30, so we are celebrating this Snow White fairy tale adventure starring Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, and Armie Hammer. We have a new contest lined up where we're giving away prizes such as a tote bag, t-shirt, snow, globe, compact mirror, lip balm, book, and a two-sided poster. These prizes will go fast, so enter this contest today. Details on how to enter are below.

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Mirror Mirror tote bag

Mirror Mirror T-shirt

Mirror Mirror snow globe

Mirror Mirror compact mirror

Mirror Mirror lip balm

Mirror Mirror 2-sided poster (back is a coloring page)

Mirror Mirror book

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Just "Like" (fan) the MovieWeb Facebook page (below) and then leave a comment below telling us why these prizes must be yours!

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New Mirror Mirror Movie Delivered Kidlike Fun,Storyline Seemed Very Flat & More

New Mirror Mirror movie delivered kidlike fun,storyline seemed very flat & more. Relativity Media released their half-baked Snow White flick "Mirror Mirror" into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out,and,in my personal opinion,it was very,very flat. However, I think that it is good for the kids. I think that's what they were shooting for. If it wasn't,they really messed up. I can't believed this movie was ever being compared to the upcoming "Snow White and the Huntsman" flick with Kristen Stewart. It won't even compare,plus it's for a more adult audience. Mirror Mirror stars: Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane, Robert Emms, Mare Winningham, Michael Lerner, Mark Povinelli, Jordan Prentice, Danny Woodburn, Sebastian Saraceno, Ronald Lee Clark, Martin Klebba, Joey Gnoffo,and Sean Bean. In the flick,the evil queen (Julia Roberts) took over the kingdom,once Snow White's (Lily Collins) father went missing,
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Review: Mirror Mirror

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Genre: Fantasy

Director: Tarsem Singh

Writers: Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm (original story), Melissa Wallack and Jason Keller (screenplay)

Cast: Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane, Jordan Prentice, Mark Povinelli, Joe Gnoffo, Danny Woodburn, Sebastian Saraceno, Martin Klebba, Ronald Lee Clark

MPAA Rating: PG

Synopsis: An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright.

Runtime: 106 min.

View the trailer Here

If your eyes could eat, you’d think you had landed in a visual bakery of expertly crafted delicacies with Mirror Mirror. Relativity Media begins the battle of the Snow White films with their family-friendly version, directed by Tarsem Singh. Singh’s reputation for creating stunning, jaw-dropping visuals is most definitely present throughout this film.

Mirror Mirror begins with the setting of the stage with Julia Roberts’ evil Queens telling the story of how Snow White was born,
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Movie Review - Mirror Mirror: The Untold Adventures of Snow White (2012)

Mirror Mirror: The Untold Adventures of Snow White, 2012.

Directed by Tarsem Singh.

Starring Lily Collins, Julia Roberts and Armie Hammer.

Synopsis:

An evil queen has taken control of the Kingdom away from Snow White, its rightful heir. She must enlist the help of seven bandit dwarves and a dashing prince to win it back.

It was a 'family screening' on Sunday morning, a week before the film’s release. The PR companies hold these things to spread word of mouth. The place was done to the nines, with free Millies cookies and dwarves dressed up as characters from the film. Bill Oddie was standing by the toilets with a grandchild, but he was a guest, rather than a participant, of the festivities.

Some poor father had a paper crown on his head and a balloon sword in his hand, dreaming of a Super Sunday on Sky Sports at home. He
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Mirror Mirror Dressing the Fairytale Featurette

Mirror Mirror Dressing the Fairytale Featurette
Relativity Media has released a behind-the-scenes featurette and a new photo gallery for Mirror Mirror, director Tarsem Singh's fairy tale rendition which hits theaters today, March 30. Stars Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane, and costume designer Eiko Ishioka discuss the elaborate dresses and the other colorful outfits on display in this new video. You can also click on the photos to access our growing gallery.

Mirror Mirror: Featurette

Mirror Mirror was released March 30th, 2012 and stars Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane, Jordan Prentice, Mark Povinelli, Joe Gnoffo, Danny Woodburn. The film is directed by Tarsem Singh.
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'Mirror Mirror' Movie Review (2012)

I find it absolutely impossible not to be drawn in by Tarsem Singh's visuals. The guy knows how to paint an optical feast and on the heels of Immortals, The Fall and The Cell, his kid-targeted Snow White tale, Mirror Mirror, is no different. And as far as general audiences are concerned, it may to be his most accessible feature yet.

Accompanying all its scenic splendor, Mirror Mirror is an innocent, farcical take on the story of Snow White without devolving into annoying slapstick. As far as I can tell it seems to hit most of the typical plot points of an evil queen attempting to kill the "fairer" princess who eventually falls in love with the dashing prince, enter the seven dwarfs and yadda, yadda, yadda... the end. When it comes to the story, you're already lockstep and in line. Having never read the classic Grimm brothers' fairy
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Mirror Mirror Review

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Mirror Mirror Review
Title: Mirror Mirror Directed By: Tarsem Singh Starring: Julia Robert, Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane, Jordan Prentice, Mark Povinelli, Joe Gnoffo, Danny Woodburn, Sebastian Saraceno, Martin Klebba, Ronald Lee Clark In Tarsem Singh I still trust. No, his films may not be the best of the best, but you can always count on Singh to wholly embrace whatever he’s working on, push the limits and, in turn, make it his own. In the vain of the beloved fairytale, Mirror Mirror tells the story of Snow White (Lily Collins). After losing her father, the King, she’s got no choice, but to live with her stepmother, the Queen (Julia Robert), who, [ Read More ]
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'Mirror Mirror' Team Tarsem, Lily Collins & Armie Hammer Talk The Influence Of Andrei Tarkovsky, Breaking The Fourth Wall & Not Fighting Girls

"Mirror Mirror" is the latest in a long line of Snow White stories -- "Once Upon A Time" on ABC is ongoing, as is the saga of Snow White and her Fabletown cohorts in the graphic novel series "Fables," with the film "Snow White and the Huntsman" not far behind. The Tarsem Singh-directed film, however, is the most kid-friendly of the bunch, with the evil queen character played for laughs by Julia Roberts. Even if this film only has a touch of the dark side, its stars Lily Collins and Armie Hammer insist "Mirror Mirror" is more modern, because Snow White learns to fight for herself, her prince, and her people. "Our Snow White has no huntsman," Hammer noted, "but it's an over-the-top family comedy. We're not trying to make 'Grapes of Wrath' here." And because it's a Singh film, the visuals are everything, as the two leads and
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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 40 Pairs of Chicago Passes to ‘Mirror Mirror’ With Julia Roberts

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film with our unique social giveaway technology, we have 40 admit-two movie passes up for grabs to the advance screening of the highly anticipated new Snow White film “Mirror Mirror” starring Julia Roberts (as The Queen) and Lily Collins (as Snow White)!

Mirror Mirror” also stars Nathan Lane, Sean Bean, Armie Hammer, Jordan Prentice, Mark Povinelli, Joe Gnoffo, Danny Woodburn, Sebastian Saraceno, Martin Klebba, Ronald Lee Clark, Robert Emms and Mare Winningham from director Tarsem Singh and writers Melissa Wallack and Jason Keller based on the original story by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm.

To win your free passes to the advance Chicago screening of “Mirror Mirror” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, get interactive with our new Hookup technology directly below. That’s it! This advance screening is on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete below, the higher yours odds of winning!
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