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'Under The Dome's' Rachelle LeFevre Donates To Wildland Firefighter Foundation After TV Blaze

July 2nd, 2013 4:31pm EDT
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Rachelle LeFevre paid tribute to the memory of the 19 firefighters killed in Arizona by making a donation to charity after an episode of her new TV show depicted a disturbing blaze.

The 34 year-old actress appears in new sci-fi series Under The Dome, based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King, and the second episode of the series depicted scenes of a deadly house fire.

On Monday night, The installment aired in the just a day after a group of emergency workers were killed fighting a wildfire close to the town of Yarnell in central Arizona, so Lefevre has decided to honor their m...

First Look: Steven King's Television Series 'Under The Dome'

April 2nd, 2013 5:00pm EDT
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CBS' upcoming summer series "Under The Dome" centers on a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome that surrounds it.

The town's inhabitants must deal with surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers to what this barrier is, where it came from and if and when it will go away.

The serialized drama from Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television is based on Stephen King's best-selling novel of the same name. The 13-episode series stars Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Dean Norris, Natalie Martinez, Br...

TV On DVD: 'Off The Map: The Complete Series'

August 25th, 2011 3:15pm EDT
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This week, ABC Home Entertainment released the complete series of Off The Map, the next show from the people who brought you Grey's Anatomy. Here's my review of the three-disc set.

The Show

I'm going to be bluntly honest here: I don't like Grey's Anatomy. As such, I never watched its spinoff Private Practice. And knowing that it came from the same creative team, I didn't have high hopes for Off The Map.

Having watched the show now, I can see why it only lasted one season. It feels more like a shell of a program than a fully fleshed out one, even if you allow for it being a new serie...

'Off the Map' Review: Not Just 'Grey’s Anatomy' In The Jungle

January 14th, 2011 9:34am EST
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The season premiere “Off the Map," a new medical drama from the producers of “Grey’s Anatomy,” aired this week on ABC. Theorized as Seattle Grace meets the South American rainforest, can this new TV show keep up with the standards set by “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice" to hook its own set of loyal fans?

Series creator and writer Jenna Bans, executive producer Shonda Rhimes (of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Private Practice’ fame), and actor James George, who plays Otis Cole on the show, participated in a live Web chat via Facebook two days before the series premiere. The trio offered count...

Review: 'Barney's Version' 'Two Jews On Film' Give This One A Standing Ovation (Video)

December 16th, 2010 9:37am EST
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 ...

Review 'Casino Jack': 'Two Jews On Film' Get Political On This One (Video)

December 14th, 2010 10:08am EST
'Casino Jack' directed by the late George Hickenlooper (Man From Elysian Fields) is the saga of Jack Abramoff (Kevin Spacey) the DC lobbyist who pulled off one of the biggest scams ever, with the help of his surfer dude sidekick Michael Scanlon (Barry Pepper) Together they managed to dupe several Indian tribes out of millions in gambling revenue. 'Casino Jack' shows a man, Abramoff, that is hell bent on acquiring all that the good life has to offer. He plays the same game as the highest of rollers and resorts to awe-inspiring levels of conning, scheming and fraudulent antics to build an em...

'Eclipse' Producers Angry That Bryce Dallas Howard Dyed Her Hair

June 30th, 2010 8:45am EDT
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Bryce Dallas Howard had to wear a wig for scenes in "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" because she didn't show up on set with her natural ginger look.

The actress fears she may have upset producers after turning up to take over the character Victoria with dyed hair.

She tells WENN, "I think I flew out on a Monday or Tuesday to go and do the role. That Friday (before) I had dyed my hair really dark. My natural hair colour is kind of like an orange red, which is what's depicted in the book. When I showed up, they (producers) were like, 'This is not the girl we hired!' Shooting had to start pretty...

Jennifer Hudson's New Body: From Size 16 To 6!

May 20th, 2010 12:35pm EDT
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Inspired to lose weight after signing up to play the title role of Winnie Mandela in a biopic back in November, the former size 16 Jennifer Hudson tells PEOPLE that she is "so happy" to show off her newly toned size 6 body at the Cannes International Film Festival this month. "I'm in the best shape of my life!" says the one-time American Idol contestant turned actress. Winnie director Darrell James Roodt, who asked Hudson three times to lose weight before filming began, says she "is feeling really good about herself, and that's what matters."

Hudson, 28, who famously gained more than 20 ...

Producers Warned Director About Brittany Murphy's Husband

December 22nd, 2009 8:04pm EST
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Producers behind upcoming movie "The Caller" dropped late actress Brittany Murphy from the project over concerns about her husband's influence on the star, according to director Michael Z. Gordon.

Local reports suggested Murphy was proving to be difficult on the set of "The Caller" in Puerto Rico and that her husband, Simon Monjack, had been fighting with locals.

Murphy's representative blasted the reports, claiming the decision to quit the film was down to "creative differences".

The blonde actress was replaced by "Twilight" star Rachelle Lefevre and Gordon subsequently hired Murp...

Rachelle Lefevre Sorry For Skipping 'New Moon' Premiere

November 17th, 2009 3:19pm EST
Rachelle Lefevre Sorry For Skipping Premiere
Rachelle Lefevre has apologized to Twilight fans for skipping the Los Angeles premiere of new sequel New Moon - insisting she was "too emotional" to attend after movie bosses fired her from the cast.

The redhead plays villainous vampire Victoria in the first two installations of the bloodsucking franchise but was left "stunned" and "deeply hurt" when studio executives at Summit Entertainment announced she would be replaced by Bryce Dallas Howard for the third film, Eclipse.

Producers claimed Lefevre failed to tell them in advance that she had signed up to star in independent movie B...

Rachelle Lefevre To Take Legal Action Over 'Twilight' Ousting

July 31st, 2009 2:49pm EDT
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Twilight Saga: New Moon actress Rachelle Lefevre is preparing to take movie bosses to court in a dispute over pay following her dismissal from the vampire film franchise.

The redhead, who plays villainous vampire Victoria, was left "stunned" and "deeply hurt" when studio executives at Summit Entertainment announced she was being replaced by Bryce Dallas Howard for the third film, Eclipse.

Producers claimed Lefevre failed to tell them in advance that she had signed up to star in independent movie "Barney's Version" and that shooting on the project would overlap with production on Ecl...

'Twilight' Bosses Fuming Over Rachelle Lefevre's Outburst

July 30th, 2009 10:22am EDT
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Movie bosses have hit back at actress Rachelle Lefevre after she accused them of unfairly dismissing her from Twilight sequel Eclipse - insisting the star showed "a lack of cooperative spirit" by signing up to an "overlapping" film project.

The red head played villainous vampire Victoria in the first film, and will reprise the role in the upcoming sequel New Moon. Lefevre was "stunned" and "hurt deeply" to learn that producers at Summit Entertainment had decided to replace her for the third movie, Eclipse, handing her part to Bryce Dallas Howard.

Lefevre admits she had signed up to ...

Rachelle Lefevre Stunned She Was Replaced In 'Twilight' Sequel

July 30th, 2009 8:53am EDT
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Rachelle Lefevre has been left stunned by the news Bryce Dallas Howard is to take her role in the third Twilight drama - because she thought the part was hers indefinitely.

Lefevre played flame-haired vampire Victoria in the first "Twilight" film, and will reprise the role in the upcoming sequel "New Moon" - but producers at Summit Entertainment have opted to replace her with the Spider-Man 3 star for the third film, "Eclipse" over a "scheduling problem."

In a statement, the actress reveals she had no idea her "Twilight" time was about to end.

She says, "I was fully committed to th...

Bryce Dallas Howard To Play Victoria In 'Twilight Saga: Eclipse'

July 29th, 2009 8:59am EDT
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Bryce Dallas Howard is set to bare her fangs in the Twilight franchise after landing a role as a bloodthirsty vampire in the upcoming "Eclipse" movie.

Howard will replace Rachelle Lefevre, who stars in the hit 2008 movie "Twilight" and its upcoming sequel New Moon, as Victoria, the flame-haired vampire who plots to destroy Kristen Stewart's heroine Bella Swan.

A spokesperson for film studio Summit Entertainment says, "We are incredibly happy that Bryce has agreed to come into the franchise."

Lefevre was forced to pull out from the third movie due to scheduling conflicts.


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