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Eddie Izzard Visits Syrian Refuge Camp In Iraq

July 10th, 2013 5:32pm EDT
Eddie Izzard
British comedian Eddie Izzard has turned journalist to film a disturbing report on the Syria crisis.

The Valkyrie actor  is a longtime supporter of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and he teamed up with the organization to visit the Domiz refugee camp in northern Iraq to record a piece for Sky News.

In the film, Izzard highlights the plight of children and their families left homeless as a result of Syria's civil war, which has been raging since 2011.

He explains, "I had heard about horrific conditions facing children in Syria and in neighboring countries like Jordan and Le...
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Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2012

January 4th, 2012 8:00am EST
Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2012
The year was 1962, John F. Kennedy was President of the United States and the cold war with Russia was in full swing as the world witnessed the Cuban Missile Crisis. Also in 1962, Marilyn Monroe died of a drug overdose at the age of 36 and Johnny Carson took over the duties of "The Tonight Show." Landmark movies that hit the big screen in '62 included "Lawrence of Arabia" and "To Kill a Mockingbird." The Academy Award winner for best picture that year was none other than "West Side Story."

We think you'll be surprised at how young many of today's popular celebrities look who were born in ...
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Review: 'Cars 2' 'Two Jews On Film' Celebrate Their 100th And Drive In Opposite Directions (Video)

June 23rd, 2011 10:12am EDT
Cars 2
By Joan Alperin Schwartz: 'Cars 2' is the new 3D wonder from director John Lasseter. John and his crew at Pixar have once again proven why they are the best at what they do.

To really enjoy this film, you have to put aside any ideas that cars can't talk, can't have friends and girlfriends, can't experience human emotions and can't be killer spies. (Something the other half of Two Jews On Film, John my husband, wasn't able to do).

Anyway, the story goes like this...Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) is the snazzy, red, highly acclaimed racing car. After winning four Pisto...
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'United States of Tara' The Electrifying & Magnanimous Return of Beaverlamp

May 11th, 2011 1:14pm EDT
United States of Tara
In the dark night, we see a middle aged man walking across a roof top, with a kite tail attached to his ankle. Suddenly, he jumps off the edge.

In Tara’s kitchen, Tara is waxing eloquently about the benefits of yoga, while cooking a huge steak. We catch up on everyone’s week. Kate continues to pursue Evan, the frequent flyer still immune to her charms, Charmaine wonders how to handle the baby on her own, with Neil away, before remembering that she’s left said baby on its own, and Marshall is struggling with his film project. Max is in a great mood. His birthday is coming, he has a job tha...
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'United States Of Tara' - The Road To Hell Is Paved With Breast Intentions May 2

May 3rd, 2011 1:01pm EDT
United States of Tara
Tara, working outside, is bedevilled by a cawing crow. She transitions into Buck, who shoots the crow, then back into herself as Tara. While telling Dr Hatteras about the incident, she says that she thinks the contract they’ve made is really working out. He’s more concerned with what Tara is not telling him, like how she’s dealing with Max. She claims they’ve talking about his worries, but Hatteras says having sex instead of talking is not dealing with a problem. He’s concerned that she has settled for things being ‘fine.’

Max is not happy with his new job at OrgaLawn, and the tricks they ...
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Recap: 'United States of Tara' 'Dr Hatteras' Miracle Elixir' April 27, 2011

April 28th, 2011 11:25am EDT
United States of Tara
Tara wants to drop her Abnormal Psychology class with Dr Hatteras, embarrassed by her performance during the test, in which all her personalities emerged. He refuses to let her drop the course, completely intrigued with the contract papers on which her personalities wrote. He’s obsessed with her condition, and wants to write a paper that will free him from his job at the college. She protests that she’s not a lab rat for him to study. He gives her a book he’s written about a patient he has helped, and tells her to read it.

At Orgalawn, Max is buried under paperwork. His boss, Larry, invite...
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'United States Of Tara' - Season 3 Episode 4 - Wheels Recap

April 19th, 2011 7:39pm EDT
The United States of Tara
Charmaine is being rushed to the hospital by ambulance, as Tara tries to provide comfort. She runs through a litany of Tara’s sins, including the wedding disturbance, and tells the staff at the hospital to keep the ‘crazy’ away from her and the baby. Of course, given her verbal diarrhoea in the ambulance, it’s debatable who the crazy is.

Speaking of crazy, let’s join Kate at the airport. She’s downloading her entire brain onto Ray, a baggage attendant, as she waits for her bags to reappear. Ray seems taken with Kate. Kate hangs out at the airport, waiting for her missing bag. Along comes o...
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'The United States Of Tara' Is CrackerJack! Re-Cap April 1, 2011

April 5th, 2011 7:04am EDT
The United States of Tara
Tara’s first day back at college dawns, and Marshall is filming the events for posterity. Neil, asleep on the couch, wakes up to Charmaine’s demands for breakfast.

Neighbor Ted accompanies Tara to the campus, where they both see that they are much older than the average student. Tara’s first class, Abnormal Psychology with Professor Hatteras, has her nervous. As she enters the lecture hall, she transitions seamlessly into alter Dr Shoshonna Schomberg, who of course walks straight to the teacher’s desk to deliver the day’s lesson. She introduces herself as Prof Hatteras’ substitute while he...
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'United States Of Tara' Season 3 Advance Review

March 31st, 2011 7:02am EDT
United States of Tara
Along with Nurse Jackie, United States of Tara started its third season on Showtime Monday night. So how does season three look? Certainly like one of the more unique shows on television.

Confession time: I have never seen Juno. The only reason I know who Diablo Cody is, is because of all the publicity that surrounded that movie. I'd never seen this show either until now. So for me, United States of Tara was a big blank slate without any expectations or preconceived notions. Now, I can say that I wouldn't necessarily call it appointment television, but I am considerably impressed with...
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'The United States Of Tara' Season 3 Premiere - Recap

March 29th, 2011 12:22pm EDT
John Corbett as Max and Toni Collette as Tara in United States o
Season Three’s opener ‘youwillnotwin’ reintroduces us to the Gregson’s, a typical American family, as long as the typical American family’s 2.5 kids has a .5 component of multiple altered personalities. Well, it’s really the mom that has the alters, but you get the drift.

These alters include Alice, the 50’s housewife, T, the out of control teen, Chicken, Tara’s 5 year old self, Buck, the male redneck biker, and Shoshanna, the therapist. They haven’t been seen in months, or so Tara believes. Tara’s son, Neil, is in the midst of his first real love affair with Lionel, while her daughter, K...
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Elijah Wood, Donald Sutherland Head to Syfy's Treasure Island

February 3rd, 2011 8:38am EST
Elijah Wood, Donald Sutherland | Photo Credits: Frederick M. Bro
Elijah Wood, Donald Sutherland and Eddie Izzard have been tapped to star in Syfy's Treasure Island.

Wood (The Lord of the Rings) will take the role of...

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Eddie Izzard: 'I'm A Cross-Dressing Superhero'

July 7th, 2010 8:23am EDT
Eddie Izzard
Funnyman Eddie Izzard describes his transvestite tendencies as a "superhero thing," insisting he cross-dresses to fight prejudice.

The British comic was famous for dressing in feminine guise while performing his stand-up routines in the U.K. before finding international fame in the TV series The Riches and 2008 thriller Valkyrie. And Izzard claims he uses his transvestism to fight intolerance, likening himself to a disguised comic book hero.

He tells the New York Post, "I finished my last tour in Canada in girlie mode, and I'm just back in boy mode now. I consider it a superhero thing. ...
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Ricky Gervais To Host The Golden Globes Again

April 28th, 2010 5:00pm EDT
Ricky Gervais
British funnyman Ricky Gervais is to return as the host of the Golden Globe Awards in 2011. Despite reports suggesting The Office creator had upset Globes organizers with some ill-advised gags about Paul McCartney's divorce and Mel Gibson and Colin Farrell's past drinking problems, Gervais has been asked back.

The comic even ignored producers' requests to leave certain risqué jokes out of the live show, revealing on the red carpet before the ceremony in January, "There were about five things they didn't like. I said I won't do them but I'm going to do them. It's live, so what can they do?...
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It's A Wonderful Lie: Season Two Of 'The Riches' Comes To DVD March 24

February 26th, 2009 5:00pm EST
The Riches
Steal the American Dream as the FX original series The Riches Season Two cons its way onto DVD March 24th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Combining richly dark humor with gripping family drama and intricate plot twists, the masterful final season of "The Riches" stars Emmy Award winner Eddie Izzard (Ocean's Thirteen, My Super Ex-Girlfriend) and Academy Award nominee Minnie Driver (Good Will Hunting, Grosse Pointe Blank) in her Golden Globe and Emmy nominated role.

This new season of "The Riches" follows Wayne and Dahlia Malloy (Izzard and Driver), lovable gypsies ...
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Tom Cruise Stars In 'Valkyrie,' In Theaters Dec. 26; Watch The Trailer Here

November 5th, 2008 11:23am EST
Valkyrie
In a country in the grips of evil, in a police state where every move is being watched, in a world where justice and honor have been subverted, a group of men hidden inside the highest reaches of power decide to take action. Tom Cruise stars in the suspense film, Valkyrie, based on the true story of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Cruise) and the daring and ingenious plot to eliminate one of the most evil tyrants the world has ever known.

Click the 'play' button to watch the trailer for "Valkyrie"

Director Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects, X-Men, Superman Returns) re-teams ...
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'Valkyrie' Release Date Changed To December

August 14th, 2008 10:57am EDT
Valkyrie
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures announced today they will be releasing the suspense film, Valkyrie, from Director Bryan Singer, on Friday, December 26, 2008. The film was last slated for release on Oct. 3, and then it was moved to President's Day weekend starting Feb. 13. It was originally slotted for June, 2008.

“We saw and tested the movie,” says Clark Woods, President of MGM Distribution. “and we believe a strong movie deserves a strong playdate.”

Tom Cruise stars in the suspense thriller, "Valkyrie," based on the true story of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Cruise) and the da...
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TV Stars Who Deserve Emmy Nominations On July 17, Part 1

July 8th, 2008 11:55am EDT
Boston Legal
Last week, I helped the Emmy panelists decide upon which series to cast their vote for, and now it's the actors' turn.

The Emmy blue ribbon panel received a group of lists from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences last week. These were top ten lists from which they were to select the five nominees for the big Emmy show. They will view select episodes from each nominee and base their decision on what they see.

It's nigh on impossible to glean an accurate impression from a small sample, especially when it comes to acting. Many characters are given complex arcs from which the...
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Packed With Picturesque Majesty, 'The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian' Fights Nobly For 'PG' Rating

May 16th, 2008 4:02pm EDT
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
(Hollywoodchicago.com) – For the life of me, I couldn’t exorcise it from my head. Amid all the splendor of such a picturesque film, this one question was like a gnat I couldn’t swat: “Is this really rated ‘PG’?” Indeed, “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” is rated “PG”. But that didn’t come without great scrutiny and much editing.

For starters, Walt Disney Pictures contractually required the filmmakers for the epic film to achieve a “PG” rating. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) granted it following a wide array of amendments.

For example, director Andrew Ada...
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New Season Of 'The Riches' Premieres Tuesday, March 18

March 15th, 2008 8:00am EDT
The Riches
The second season of The Riches will premiere on FX Tuesday, March 18 at 10 PM ET/PT. In "The Riches," Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver play Wayne and Dahlia Malloy, Irish Travellers from rural Louisiana.

In season one, Wayne, Dahlia and their three children broke all ties from their community when an unfortunate auto accident provided them the opportunity to assume the identity of a deceased, wealthy and "normal" family. Seduced by the idea of a bigger life as "H. Douglas and Cherien Rich" and armed with the keys to a new house in a posh neighborhood, the Malloys soon found suburban l...
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'Valkyrie' Begins Principal Photography In Berlin

July 19th, 2007 12:06pm EDT
Valkyrie
United Artists Entertainment LLC announced the start of principal photography in Berlin on the international production of "Valkyrie," a suspense thriller based on the true story of the daring German officers' plot to assassinate Hitler in 1944.

Superstar Tom Cruise heads an international cast as Col. Claus von Stauffenberg, the aristocratic German officer who led the heroic attempt to bring down the Nazi regime and end the war by planting a bomb in Hitler's bunker. Also starring are Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Carice van Houten, Eddie Izzard, Christian Berkel, Thomas K...
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FX Picks Up 'Dirt' & 'The Riches'

May 8th, 2007 2:35pm EDT
The Riches
FX has placed orders for second seasons of the drama series Dirt, starring Courteney Cox, and The Riches, starring Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver. With the pickups of those two dramas, the network has locked down its original programming schedule for 2007-2008, including the highly anticipated new drama series "Damages," starring Glenn Close.

Listed below is the programming schedule of FX original series for the remainder of 2007:

RESCUE ME

The critically acclaimed drama series Rescue Me, starring Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Denis Leary, moves to Wednesdays at 10PM ET/PT be...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 7

February 7th, 2007 3:00am EST
Ashton Kutcher
Happy Birthday to Napoleon Dynamite actress Tina Majorino (1985), "That 70's Show" star Ashton Kutcher (1978), Phoenix Suns star Steve Nash (1974), Godsmack singer Sully Erna (1968), Ukrainian hockey player Peter Bondra (1968), comedian Chris Rock (1967), British comedic actor Eddie Izzard (1962), country singer Garth Brooks (1962), "Boston Legal" star James Spader (1960), "Crossing Jordan" actor Miguel Ferrer (1955), English actor Pete Postlethwaite (1945), English actor Gareth Hunt (1943), "Tarzan" actor Larry "Buster" Crabbe (1908; d. 1983), and English novelist Charles Dickens (1812; d....
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New Season of '24' to Include James Cromwell, Eddie Izzard

September 12th, 2006 2:16pm EDT
James Cromwell
James Cromwell and Eddie Izzard are joining the season six cast of 24. The clock for "Day Six" will begin to tick in January, Mondays (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on FOX. Cromwell will recur this season as Phillip Bauer, the estranged father of Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland), while British actor/comedian Izzard will portray a villainous accomplice, Darren McCrthy.

In addition to Cromwell and Izzard, newcomers joining the pulse-pounding thriller include Kal Penn, Marisol Nichols, Alexander Siddig and Harry Lennix. Eric Balfour and Carlo Rota will reprise their respective roles as CTU contra...
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Opens July 21: My Super Ex-Girlfriend

July 19th, 2006 12:43pm EDT
My Super Ex-Girlfriend
Summary:

A regular guy finds out just how hard breaking up can truly be when attempting to call it quits with a clingy female crime fighter who doesn't want to let love die in director Ivan Reitman's super-powered romantic comedy.

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Cast and Crew:

Uma Thurman - (Jenny Johnson / G-Girl)

Luke Wilson - (Matt Saunders)

Anna Faris - (Hannah Lewis)

Eddie Izzard - (Professor Bedlam / Barry)

Rainn Wilson - (Vaughn Haige)

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Celebrity Birthdays, February 7

February 7th, 2006 3:00am EST
Ashton Kutcher
Happy Birthday to Napoleon Dynamite actress Tina Majorino (1985), "That 70's Show" star Ashton Kutcher (1978), Phoenix Suns star Steve Nash (1974), Godsmack singer Sully Erna (1968), Ukrainian hockey player Peter Bondra (1968), comedian Chris Rock (1967), British comedic actor Eddie Izzard (1962), country singer Garth Brooks (1962), "Boston Legal" star James Spader (1960), "Crossing Jordan" actor Miguel Ferrer (1955), English actor Pete Postlethwaite (1945), English actor Gareth Hunt (1943), "Tarzan" actor Larry "Buster" Crabbe (1908; d. 1983), and English novelist Charles Dickens (1812; d....
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