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Minnie Driver quits Twitter

April 11th, 2014 10:20am EDT
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Minnie Driver has quit Twitter.
The 'About a Boy' actress - who has five-year-old son Henry from a previous relationship - is taking a break from the social networking website after getting upset at jibes about her appearance following the publication of pictures of her strolling on a Miami beach in a bikini with her little boy.
She tweeted: "God some people are horrible: you try being photographed when you don't know it's happening, when you're on holiday with your kids.
"I'm out of this Twittersphere for a while. It's too mean sometimes, about your body , about your soul. Not worth it. (s...
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Minnie Driver Hits Miami Beach In A Bikini & Shows Off The Rose Tattoo On Her Butt

April 9th, 2014 10:35pm EDT
Minnie Driver Hits Miami Beach In A Bikini & Shows Off The Rose
Actress Minnie Driver showed off her bikini bod on Tuesday while spending some time on the beach in Miami.

The actress, who stars in NBC's new series "About A Boy," told ABC on Wednesday that she tends to avoid the gym and finds other ways to keep herself in shape.

"I surf and I do ballet," she said. "I don't really do the gym at all."

The 44-year-old also revealed that she's a big fan of Twitter.

"I'm mad about it! It's where I get my news from these days," she says. "As a celebrity, it's having a forum where you can answer the nonsensical rubbish that is written about you or not engag...
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Minnie Driver alters mealtimes

February 22nd, 2014 4:20am EST
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Minnie Driver eats breakfast at dinnertime.
The 44-year-old actress is a single mother to five-year-old son Henry and amuses him by turning their day around and eating what would normally be their first meal of the day in the evening.
She said: "One of my favorite new things to do with him is to have breakfast for dinner. Henry thinks it's hilarious, almost like turning the world on its axis, having pancakes and eggs and bacon at dinnertime. It feels good being in a kid's world."
Minnie plays a single mother in new TV series 'About a Boy' and drew from her maternal instincts for her charac...
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Minnie Driver doesn't eat animals she likes

January 28th, 2014 11:20pm EST
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Minnie Driver only eats animals she hates.
The British actress plays a hard-core vegan in the new NBC series, 'About a Boy,' based on the book by Nick Hornsby, which also spawned the 2002 film starring Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult and Toni Collette, but admitted she doesn't have much in common with her character, Fiona.
The 43-year-old star told EOnline.com: "I'm not a vegan. But I went to a farm school. I used to have a pig. So I can't eat pigs. And I like lambs, so I can't eat them. And I used to have to milk cows, so I can't eat cows. But I don't mind if anybody else does. And I hate turke...
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Minnie Driver loves dating

January 23rd, 2014 12:20pm EST
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Minnie Driver "loves" dating.
The 43-year-old actress - who has a five-year-old son, Henry, from a previous relationship - enjoys going out with new guys but doesn't get much time to meet people and insists it isn't a top priority.
She said: "Dating is fun. It's not really hard. I love dating, I just don't have very much time for it.
"I'm busy and I feel like that whole thing takes care of itself. I focus on Henry and work."
If she does meet someone, the 'Hunky Dory' actress is adamant they won't get to meet her son until she is sure the relationship is going somewhere.
She told People mag...
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NBC's 'About A Boy' Trailer And Musings

January 20th, 2014 7:13pm EST
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About a Boy (written by Nick Hornby) is one of my favorite and most read books. It’s part pure sweetness and part comedy, telling the story of a pathological lying man-boy, with no career or ambition, who accidentally befriends a young boy during his quest to get laid. Although the book, and subsequent movie (starring Hugh Grant), are very English, the NBC series will be set in America.

David Walton is a charismatic actor, so he’s no doubt going to be great. Minnie Driver is one of the most underrated comedic actresses out there. However, a few of the changes (such as making the kid Walton...
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Minnie Driver hoping to adopt child to avoid pregnancy

November 3rd, 2013 8:30pm EST
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Actress Minnie Driver is hoping to become a mother once again, insisting she will adopt or foster a child to avoid physical exhaustion during pregnancy.

The Good Will Hunting star, who is already mum to five-year-old Harry, admits she longs to add to her brood through adoption because she does not want to experience physical change during pregnancy ever again.

She says, "I wasn't ready to have children until I did but I wish I had two or three more. I probably wouldn't (do it again) naturally because I'm put off by being pregnant and fat for a year and being exhausted for four years. I wo...
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Minnie Driver wants more children

November 1st, 2013 2:20am EDT
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Minnie Driver wishes she'd had more children.
The 43-year-old actress - who already has five-year-old son Harry - admits she longs to be a mother to more than one child, but can't put up with her body changing during pregnancy again, and would probably look into adopting.
She said: "I wasn't ready to have children until I did but I wish I had two or three more. I probably wouldn't [do it again] naturally because I'm put off by being pregnant and fat for a year and being exhausted for four years. I would adopt or foster. When Henry's at big school I hope to do that."
However, the Oscar-nomi...
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Minnie Driver a 'guilty' working mum

October 21st, 2013 7:20am EDT
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Minnie Driver feels "guilty" about being a working mother.
The Oscar-nominated actress thinks it is "important" for her five-year-old son, Henry, to see her strong work ethic but admits she feels "awful" about the little time she gets to spend with him while filming movies.
Minnie told the Daily Express newspaper: "If I leave the house before Henry has woken up and I'm back after he has gone to bed, it's awful. So I find a way of getting his dad, or his nanny to bring him on set when I'm working,"
"Working parents enjoys their career more because you realize it's not the most important thin...
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Kaley Cuoco, Alessandra Ambrosio, More Get Playful At LA Polo Match

October 7th, 2013 2:00pm EDT
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Newly engaged Kaley Cuoco attended the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in California with her new fiance Ryan Sweeting over the weekend.

The couple, who got engaged in September just three months after they started dating, looked adorable as they posed for photographers on the red carpet.

She recently told "Entertainment Tonight," "From day one I just knew immediately and it's been magic. We have all the same family friends. We grew up with the same people, we just never met. So I kind of feel that I've known him my whole life."

Several other stars attended the polo match, including model Al...
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Machine Gun Kelly lands movie role

September 26th, 2013 8:30pm EDT
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Hip-hop star Machine Gun Kelly is set to make his big screen debut alongside actress Minnie Driver.

The Wild Boy hitmaker has signed up to star in Blackbird, a film about a recording artist who struggles when the stress of superstardom becomes too much, according to TheWrap.com.

Machine Gun Kelly will play a rapper she collaborates with while Driver will play the singer's mother and manager.

The movie will also star Danny Glover and Nate Parker, while R&B star The-Dream is writing and producing four original songs for the soundtrack.
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Minnie Driver finds love with sex writer

July 7th, 2013 8:30pm EDT
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British actress Minnie Driver has found love with the author of a sexual history book.

The Good Will Hunting star, who counts her former co-star Matt Damon and actor Josh Brolin among her past loves, has embarked on a new relationship with Adventures in the Orgasmatron author Christopher Turner.

Driver lives in Los Angeles while her new boyfriend resides in the U.K., and she admits the distance is hard on their romance.

She tells Britain's Sunday Telegraph, "It's hard to say we're really together when he lives so far away, but we have been seeing each other for a while. Chris is a brill...
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Minnie Driver To Co-Star In NBC Pilot 'About A Boy'

February 15th, 2013 9:03am EST
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Minnie Driver has been cast as a hippie mom in the TV reworking of Hugh Grant's 2002 movie About A Boy.

Perfect Couples star David Walton will take on Grant's character Will, while Driver's Fiona was portrayed by Australian actress Toni Collette on the big screen.

The movie was former child star Nicholas Hoult's first major role - he played Fiona's son Marcus.

The TV series will be set in San Francisco and top TV screenwriter Jason Katims will pen the pilot, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Robert De Niro are among the executive producers and Iron Man...
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Kaley Cuoco, Minnie Driver & Rebecca Romijn - Pretty In Pink At Polo Match

October 8th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
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Polo, anyone? Celebrities including Kaley Cuoco, Minnie Driver and Rebecca Romijn went to Will Rogers State Historic Park for the third-annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Los Angeles over the weekend.

The event featured an Indian-inspired theme, celebrating the global influence of the sport of polo. Guests sipped Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, Rose and Vintage Rose 1995, and listened to the beats of DJ Ronnie.

"The Big Bang Theory" star Cuoco looked cute in a pink and white frock, heart-shaped sunglasses, and a yellow umbrella to keep the sun off her face.

Driver looked particularly sl...
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Minnie Driver Opens Up About Her Baby's Father

February 20th, 2012 2:27pm EST
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British actress Minnie Driver has revealed her three-year-old son was fathered by a writer on her former TV drama The Riches.

The Good Will Hunting star gave birth to little Henry Story Driver in 2008, but she refused to come clean about the identity of the baby's father, who has long been rumored to be a TV staffer.

Now, in a candid interview with Britain's The Observer magazine, Driver admits she has no "need to protect" the baby's dad any longer and while she stops short of naming the writer outright, she confesses they were never officially a couple.

She says, "He can fend for him...
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Minnie Driver Named Teaching Ambassador

November 2nd, 2011 12:27pm EDT
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British actress Minnie Driver has signed up as an ambassador for a teaching scheme to promote the importance of schooling.

The Good Will Hunting star is the new spokesperson for the Pearson Teaching Awards and she hosted the annual honors ceremony in London last month.

The cause is close to Driver, who also serves as an Arts Education Advocate for President Barack Obama's Champions for Change Program, and she's already giving her son Henry, three, music lessons.

She tells Britain's Radio Times, "I'll talk about it until I'm blue in the face. Teachers need to be celebrated and valued. ...
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Minnie Driver To Sing In Her New Movie, 'Hunky Dory'

January 19th, 2011 8:17am EST
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Actress Minnie Driver is set to show off her musical skills in new movie Hunky Dory by performing with a childrens orchestra.

The actress, who has recorded two albums, has never sung on film before and she admits it was a dream come true to combine her two passions.

She says, "Apart from singing the title track on the The Phantom of the Opera soundtrack this is my first time singing on film. It's the best experience I've had.

"It was incredible singing all the music from the 70s; I sang a Beach Boys song, I sang a Dusty Springfield song. My favorite was singing "Strange Magic." The orche...
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Review: 'Barney's Version' 'Two Jews On Film' Give This One A Standing Ovation (Video)

December 16th, 2010 9:37am EST
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Based on the novel by Mordecai Richler, 'Barney's Version' is the story of Barney Panofsky (Paul Giamatti) a Canadian Jew, and a seemingly ordinary guy who lives an extraordinary life. We first meet Barney as an old man and then get to know him through his own memories. Barney's journey starts out in Italy in the 1970's and spans four decades and two continents. Along the way he marries three different women (Rachelle Lefevre, Minnie Driver and Rosamund Pike) and has two children. By Barney's side whenever he needs him, is his father,(Dustin Hoffman) a beat cop from the tough streets of ...
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Hilary Swank Is Being Gobbled Up By Her Dress

November 17th, 2010 3:00pm EST
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Hilary Swank attended the 2nd Annual Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Governors Awards in Hollywood wearing a substantially poofy black and blue dress. It's too much! What do you think?

Hilary has been receiving glowing notices for her recent film "Conviction." Will she be an Oscar contender?

In the film, Betty Anne Waters (Swank) and her brother, Kenny (Sam Rockwell), survive bad parenting and poverty by leaning on each other for support. Kenny grows up to be something of a troublemaker, eventually being convicted for a murder he swears he didn't commit.

His sister believes...
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Minnie Driver Is Looking Rather Hot These Days

October 30th, 2010 12:00pm EDT
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Minnie Driver stars in the new film "Conviction" about a woman (Hilary Swank) who goes to law school after her brother (Sam Rockwell) is sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit. Minnie plays her only friend.

We're glad Minnie is back in the spotlight. Doesn't she look great?

Minnie also stars in the upcoming film "Barney's Version," a picaresque and touching story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky.

See more photos of Minnie here!
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Minnie Driver Confronted Her Childhood Bully At A Party

October 13th, 2010 11:45pm EDT
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Actress Minnie Driver has joined Hollywood's war on bullying after revealing she confronted her teen tormentor at a party years later.

Like many celebrities, the "Conviction" star has felt compelled to speak out against cruel teens after a string of recent school suicides across America - all brought on by bullying.

And Driver has revealed she was a victim herself when she was growing up in England.

Appearing on comedienne Ellen Degeneres' talk show on Wednesday, Driver applauded the host for leading the anti-bullying charge following a string of lesbian and gay-related teenage suicides ...
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Review: 'Two Jews On Film' Give Thoughts On 'Conviction' And Its All-Star Cast (Video)

October 12th, 2010 2:10pm EDT
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"Conviction" directed by Tony Goldwyn, is the incredible true story of Betty Anne Waters, an ordinary working class mother of two, who embarks on an 18 year quest to free her brother, Kenny, who's sentenced to life in prison for a murder he didn't commit. Sam Rockwell as Kenny Waters gives one of his best performances to date and Hillary Swank, as his sister, Betty Anne Waters, makes us remember why she won two Oscars. Rounding out the excellent cast is Juliette Lewis, Minnie Driver, Melissa Leo, Peter Gallagher and Clea Duvall. "Conviction" is about one woman, who not only defies the o...
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Minnie Driver's Father Dies

December 24th, 2009 8:36am EST
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British actress Minnie Driver is mourning the loss of her beloved father, who has died at the age of 87. The Riches star's dad, Ronnie, passed away in London last week after suffering a heart attack. Driver, who has been filming a movie in Scotland, put the production on hold to fly to the British capital when he fell ill.

The star turned out with her family on Wednesday for the London funeral and broke down in tears as she read the eulogy during the service.

Driver also took the opportunity to explain her decision to wear a bright red dress to the funeral, telling mourners: "I am n...
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Celebrating The Comedic John Cusack: A Spotlight On His Funniest Roles

November 13th, 2009 10:54am EST
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Even though he doesn't make Academy Award winning material, John Cusack certainly knows how to make entertaining films. Since the early 80s, Cusack's awkward boyish charm has been attracting audiences to his comedies.

While some of his movies over the years have been outlandish and goofy from a plot perspective, Cusack's deadpan sense of humor tends to keep them grounded in a way a lot of viewers can relate to.

Cusack's latest role in Roland Emmerich's "2012" veers away from his traditional light hearted fare toward something heavier. Judging from the previews, it looks like a thri...
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Minnie Driver Likens Motherhood To 'An Insane Earthquake'

October 27th, 2009 3:18pm EDT
Minnie Driver Likens Motherhood To
Actress Minnie Driver no longer has time to enjoy the simple things in life - because her one-year-old son has rocked her world like an "insane earthquake."

The Good Will Hunting star welcomed her firstborn Henry last year, and admits her life has completely changed since the tot arrived. And the Brit even feels guilty while reading parenting tips online - because she feels she ought to use that time to look after her child.

She tells Britain's Daily Express newspaper, "Reading about somebody else's tough experiences of being a mother, you're suddenly like, 'My God, I've got a kid a...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Saw VI,' 'Vampire's Assistant' & More

October 19th, 2009 9:43am EDT
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Last Tuesday, I had a chance to see "Where the Wild Things Are." Visually the film is stunning; it integrates handheld camera shots in the appropriate moments to take viewers into the action. Jim Henson's Creature Shop makes the monsters of the movie look incredibly convincing, and the composite animation of their faces matches up well.

Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers do a fantastic job of stretching a 10 page children's book into a movie that doesn't distort the message of the book, but still gives audiences something fresh. One of the most fascinating aspects of the creatures the hero M...
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Fashion Flub: Minnie Driver's Two-Piece Feather Printed Gown

October 15th, 2009 6:18pm EDT
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Minnie Driver, 38 and mother to 1-year-old Henry, is looking pretty good these days. There's hardly a line on her face (whether she's blessed with good genetics or a little botox we don't know) and she has a nice figure. So why hide it in an unflattering, two-piece gown? We dig the earrings, however. See more photos after the jump.

Minnie showed up in the ensemble at the "Motherhood" New York City screening hosted by Gotham Magazine.The film is about a hapless mother of two's (Uma Thurman) attempt to prepare for her daughter's rapidly-approaching sixth birthday party. Along the way, the ...
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Sarah's Cinema Musings: Foodie Film Flights

July 17th, 2009 1:54pm EDT
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Someone recently emailed me for a sightseeing recommendation for an upcoming journey to New York City. It seemed a bit odd because although I visit often, I have never lived within the city walls. I recommended the usual - a tour of NBC, shopping in Soho, a slow walk through The Strand bookstore, etc. My email pal thought I was joking.

Apparently she was not looking for a tour guide, she was looking for film spots. Specifically, she wanted restaurants that appeared in her favorite films. So with a little bit of research, I found the following:

Katz's Deli - New York City (When ...
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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
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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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Holly Madison Dumps Criss Angel

February 25th, 2009 8:34pm EST
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Hugh Hefner's former girlfriend Holly Madison has ended her brief romance with illusionist Criss Angel. The pair hooked up late last year after Madison ended her romance with the tycoon and moved out of his Playboy mansion.

But the relationship is over, according to sources close to the 29-year-old Girls Next Door star.

An insider tells E! News, "She was very much in love with him (Angel) and they're still very close friends. But it was a conflict of schedules. She felt she couldn't devote 100 per cent of her time to him in Vegas, at the expense of her own career and her goals."

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