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Molly Ringwald To Release Jazz Album

January 17th, 2013 10:29am EST
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Some things are in the blood - including musical abilities. Actress and author Molly Ringwald is adding to her creative resume by releasing an album of standards.

Her debut disc, "Except... Sometimes," will be released in April. The daughter of jazzman Bob Ringwald, the leader of the Great Pacific Jazz Band, the actress' upcoming release will include her renditions of songs like "I Get Along Without You Very Well" and "I'll Take Romance."

In addition, Ringwald also takes on Madonna's "Dick Tracy" tune "Sooner or Later."
 
The actress made her debut on Tuesday night at a New York concert a...
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Molly Ringwald Wanted Viggo Mortensen In 'Sixteen Candles'

April 30th, 2011 5:00pm EDT
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Molly Ringwald thrilled film students at the University of Southern California earlier this week when she dropped in for a class all about the films of her late movie mentor John Hughes.

Students are analyzing the work of the 1980s director as part of their film classes, and Ringwald, who starred in Hughes films "Pretty in Pink," "The Breakfast Club" and "Sixteen Candles," jumped at the chance to help them understand the moviemaker's themes better.

As part of her chat with the film buffs, she revealed she introduced Hughes to the music of the Psychedelic Furs, who recorded the iconic them...
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The Not So 'Secret Life Of The American Teenager'

March 28th, 2011 2:26pm EDT
Secret Life of the American Teenager
The fourth season premiere of the “Secret Life of the American Teenager” will air tonight at 8:00pm on ABC Family. For those that have never watched this optimistically ‘family friendly’ jewel, count yourselves lucky. The show’s entire purpose for existence is to provide an accurate portrayal of the life of an average American teenager in the hopes of simultaneously entertaining and educating both teens and their parents with regard to sexual intercourse and also to facilitate open discussions about the topic between the two generations. It purports to inform oblivious parents as to the ...
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'The Breakfast Club' Stars Reunite For John Hughes Tribute

September 21st, 2010 6:00pm EDT
Molly Ringwald
Actress Molly Ringwald reunited with her former The Breakfast Club cast mates on Monday night to pay tribute to late director John Hughes at a special event in New York.

The now-grown-up kids from the cult 1980s movie - Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson and Ally Sheedy - gathered at the Film Society For Lincoln Center event, 25 years after shooting the iconic picture.

The four stars last appeared together at the 2010 Academy Awards, during a tribute to Hughes, who died last year. The fifth remaining Breakfast Club member, Emilio Estevez, was the only noticeable absentee from ...
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Spotlight: The Best Teen Comedies

September 16th, 2010 10:00am EDT
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High School can be the best time of your life or the worst horror you've ever experienced, according to Hollywood. Over the years movie after movie celebrates or criticizes (or both!) this transitional period for teenagers. Since the genre has really been done to death by now, it's rare that a film comes along that manages to do teen comedy well enough to stand out. With Easy A coming out on September 17th, there's some buzz going around it might be one of those films, but the jury is still out. For now let's look at some of the best teen comedy flicks over the years; the ones who started t...
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They'll Let Anybody Write A Book These Days

July 17th, 2010 10:55am EDT
Celebrity Books
2010 has been a big year so far for celebrity authors. Big-screen actors, reality TV stars, musicians and other celebs have been pimping their self-help tomes, novels, and children's books.

Most recently, "Real Housewives" star Bethenny Frankel released "Skinnygirl Dish: Easy Recipes For Your Naturally Thin Life," Hugh Hefner's ex Kendra Wilkinson publicized "Sliding Into Home" and "American Idol" runner-up David Archuleta pimped "Chords of Strength: A Memoir of Soul, Song and the Power of Perseverance."

But there have been so many more just this year alone! Check 'em out!

Jennifer Love...
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Molly Ringwald Talks 'Getting The Pretty Back' (Video)

April 28th, 2010 11:58am EDT
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Molly Ringwald visited The Today Show to talk about her latest book "Getting the Pretty Back." The Sixteen Candles star's book details personal stories and candid advice.

The mother of three says "I was turning 40, and for anyone that's gone through it, it's this angst-ridden time - or it can be. I was looking around and wanted to read something that would offer inspiration, not some dour self-help book, but something that made me feel good about it. I couldn't find it, so I decided to write it myself."

Does she want her kids to follow in her footsteps and join showbiz? "No," Ringwald say...
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Molly Ringwald: 'I Feel Badly For Teenage Stars These Days'

April 7th, 2010 3:30pm EDT
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Former child star Molly Ringwald is convinced her decision to develop "interests outside Hollywood" saved her life because it stopped her falling into drug addiction.

Ringwald landed her first TV role at the age of 11 in sitcom Diff'rent Strokes and went on to find fame in John Hughes' 1984 movie Sixteen Candles, which propelled her into the spotlight. She became known as one of the 'Brat Pack' in the 1980s after appearing in a string of teen dramas, but unlike many of her co-stars, Ringwald avoided the temptations of the party circuit and never suffered from drug or alcohol addiction.

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Molly Ringwald Won't Let Her Kids Become Child Stars

April 5th, 2010 12:18pm EDT
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Former child star Molly Ringwald is determined to keep her kids out of show business until they finish college - because she doesn't want them to follow in her footsteps until they are adults.

The Breakfast Club star landed her first TV role at the age of 11 in sitcom Diff'rent Strokes and went on to find fame in John Hughes' 1984 movie Sixteen Candles, which propelled her into the spotlight.

She now has three children, Mathilda, six, and eight-month-old twins Adele and Roman, with her husband Panio Gianopolous, and she's adamant they won't begin their own careers until they have comple...
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Molly Ringwald Records Jazz Album

March 9th, 2010 11:30pm EST
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"Breakfast Club" star Molly Ringwald has recorded a new jazz album - 36 years after her last release.

The 42-year-old actress recorded her debut, "I Wanna Be Loved By You", when she was just six and she completed work on her follow-up on Saturday night - hours before she took the stage at the Oscars for a touching tribute to moviemaker John Hughes.

She tells WENN, "I'm really excited about it. I haven't come up with a name yet but it's with my quintet that I've been performing with a lot in the Los Angeles area."

The actress is also branching out as a writer - she'll be releasing a new b...
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2010 Academy Awards Fashion: Best & Worst

March 8th, 2010 10:54am EST
Oscars 2010 Fashion
There were some definite hits and misses on the red carpet at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards last night. Zoe Salanda and Charlize Theron both opted for purple - Zoe in a Riccardo Tisci ruffled dress and Charlize Theron in a Dior breast-enhancing gown. Miley Cyrus looked quite grown up in a champagne Jennifer Packham ensemble that featured a corset-like top half.

Jennifer Lopez chose an off-white lopsided Armani Prive gown. Cameron Diaz also wore an Armani Prive, but she harkened back to Hollywood glamour in the gold beaded dress. Also opting for beads was Best Actress winner Sandra Bulloc...
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Oscars, Brat Pack Pay Tribute To John Hughes

March 7th, 2010 11:45pm EST
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Anyone brought up during the 80s must've had a difficult time keeping a dry eye during Sunday night's Oscars tribute to late filmmaker John Hughes, because nothing captured the feel of the era better than his movies. Hughes brilliant films were the voice of a generation.

Movies like "The Breakfast Club," "Sixteen Candles," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "Pretty In Pink," "Home Alone," "Some Kind Of Wonderful," and "Weird Science," defined the typical 80s teenager and had a huge impact on a generation.

Molly Ringwald and Matthew Broderick took the stage to pay tribute to their mentor with a ...
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Molly Ringwald Gives Birth To Twins

July 13th, 2009 3:36pm EDT
Molly Ringwald
Molly Ringwald is the new mom to twins. The 80s icon gave birth to a boy and a girl on Friday, July 10, according to people.com.

The twins join big sister Mathilda Ereni, 5.

Ringwald is writing a new book about life as a 40-something. The star, who became the face of many 1980s teen movies including Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club, turned 40 last year and realized it's such a significant age, she's writing about it.

Ringwald stars on The Secret Life of the American Teenager, which airs Monday evenings at 8 p.m. on ABC Family.

See more photos of Molly Ringwald here!

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Coming-Of-Age Films That We All Remember

July 8th, 2009 1:00pm EDT
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Making the transition from adolescence into adulthood is a critical phase in an individual's life. This coming-of-age period, which has been coined "emerging adulthood" by Clark University research professor, Dr. Jeffrey Arnett, is characterized by identity exploration, self-focus, instability, a belief in boundless possibilities, and feeling in-between. According to Arnett's theory, in industrialized societies the types of experiences that people have who are in their late teens to mid-20's have changed dramatically over the past 50 years. Instead of being quick to make that walk down the ...
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Cliffs Notes For Chick Flicks

March 3rd, 2009 2:51pm EST
The Notebook
Ever wonder what your wife is talking about when she mentions "that scene" from When Harry Met Sally? Or why your female co-workers start giggling when they refer to Bob in cubicle 8 as "Mr. Big"? Do you feel you're missing out on some cornerstone of pop culture, but just can't bring yourself to sit through all those tear-jerkers with a box of Kleenex and a carton of Jamoca Almond Fudge?

Well fear no more, because we've done the couch work for you - with this quick reference guide you'll never again be left scratching your head during a heated Julia Roberts/ Sandra Bullock debate.

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Flashback 1984: A Look At Actors, Films & Music

January 26th, 2009 4:57pm EST
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Where has time gone by? 25 years ago seems like yesterday, and 1984 was so happening! Here's our flashback moment of a few actors, films, and music that were popular in 1984. So, with that said, what were you into in 1984? Let us know!

Top Actors/Actresses

Molly Ringwald

In the film Sixteen Candles, actress Molly Ringwald had every girl wanting to design her own prom dress in 1984. Young, bright, and fresh, she was the essence of teen coolness.

Daryl Hannah

Are mermaids sexy? Well, one certainly was when actress Daryl Hannah starred in 1984's ...
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Molly Ringwald To Pen 40-Something Book

January 26th, 2009 9:31am EST
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Actress Molly Ringwald is writing a new book about life as a 40-something.

The star, who became the face of many 1980s teen movies including Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club, turned 40 last year and realized it's such a significant age, she's writing about it. Ringwald, who is pregnant with twins, has struck a deal with publishing house HarperCollins and her untitled literary debut will hit stores at the end of 2009.

The actress says, "It's not just about 40, but people of my generation catching up and what that's like, and how you have to re-identify yourself at that age ...
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Molly Ringwald Pregnant With Twins

January 25th, 2009 8:15am EST
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Actress Molly Ringwald is preparing for double trouble - she's expecting twins. The Breakfast Club star, 40, has announced she is pregnant with a boy and a girl, according to People.com.

The tots are due in August.

She already has a five-year-old daughter, Mathilda, with husband Panio Gianopoulos.

Ringwald, who currently stars as a stressed mother in ABC sitcom Secret Life, will have her pregnancy written into the show's storyline.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Molly Ringwald Supports Gay Marriage - Thoughts?

October 16th, 2008 11:50am EDT
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Molly Ringwald is speaking out against a California ballot initiative, Proposition 8, that seeks to overturn the legalization of gay marriage.

In a PSA directed against Proposition 8, Ringwald plays part of a straight couple. She states, "I would feel really horrible if two people who loved each other as much as we did couldn't get married."

Watch the ad here:

What do you think about Ringwald's position on same-sex marriages? Do you agree or disagree? Let us know in the comments!
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Our Favorite High School Movies

September 18th, 2008 10:00am EDT
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Perhaps you've heard about "Assassination of a High School President," the Bruce Willis/Mischa Barton movie that darkly satirizes high school politics. While much of the high school set is eagerly anticipating the film's theatrical release in early 2009, early reviews from its January screening at Sundance have been mixed. MTV has praised it as a cross between "Rushmore" and "The Usual Suspects," while Variety labeled it an "uninventive," "muddled parody." Only time will tell if the movie becomes an instant classic or ends up in the bargain DVD bin next to "Encino Man."

There has been...
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Molly Ringwald: 'Teen Pregnancy Is Still A Problem'

July 1st, 2008 7:00pm EDT
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Actress Molly Ringwald agreed to play the worried mom of an expectant teen in a new TV drama to remind America that unplanned pregnancies are still a huge problem. The flame-haired star played a teenage mom-to-be in 1988 film For Keeps and, now 40, she's tackling the subject matter again in The Secret Life of The American Teenager.

She hopes the new project will prompt young girls and their mothers to communicate with each other better - so a few unplanned pregnancies can be avoided.

She explains, "Not all that much has changed. If you look at the movies I did... I played a teen m...
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What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

July 1st, 2008 8:45am EDT
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Tuesday, July 1

The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family, 8 p.m.) - We're a bit skeptical of anything that comes from the creator of 7th Heaven, but we'll give it a shot for Molly Ringwald.

Hell's Kitchen (FOX, 9 p.m.) - Whoopi Goldberg makes a special appearance in the penultimate episode as the two remaining chefs visit Gordon Ramsay's New York restaurant.

Wednesday, July 2

So You Think You Can Dance (FOX, 8 p.m.) - The final 14 dancers take the stage.

Shear Genius (Bravo, 10 p.m.) - The producers may want to watch those scissors extra closely this wee...
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Times They Are A-Changin': A Look At How Broadway Producers Use Big Names To Attract Audiences

June 4th, 2008 9:00am EDT
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With the 12-year run of Jonathan Larson's "RENT" coming to a close this September, the course of Broadway's history will be forever altered as the seventh-longest running show of all-time, and longest current show, will be no more. "RENT" touched a generation, not only introducing youth to musical theater but also actually getting them excited for it.

The play also launched stars as well as attracted them in its later years. Brief performances by Neil Patrick Harris, *NSYNC's Joey Fatone, Melanie 'Sporty Spice' Brown, My So-Called Life's Wilson Cruz or American Idol's Frenchie Davis...
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Summer TV Preview: Forget the Beach, Cable Is The Place To Be

May 30th, 2008 8:30am EDT
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While the cable networks still lag far behind the broadcast networks in the ratings department (well, four of them anyway), they have made great strides in terms of matching, and often times exceeding, the big dogs when it comes to quality original programming.

At no time of the year is this trend more evident than in the summer. While the broadcast networks are unsurprisingly going with a bevy of unscripted fare (including entirely too many reality competition shows), the cable networks are once again proving to be the place to turn for quality, original, SCRIPTED programming.

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Top Career-Defining Film Roles

April 22nd, 2008 8:30am EDT
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Ever seen a movie with some little-known or vaguely recognizable actor and then had to ask yourself, 'Who WAS that person?' Or have you seen an actor in a movie that suddenly made you see that person in a whole new light? For some actors, all it takes is one role to make their movie careers flourish. Following is a list of some of our favorite career-making performances in no particular order:

1) Julia Roberts in "Pretty Woman"

It's probably one of the most obvious "career launching" roles of the last 30 years, but no compilation of career-defining movies would be complete without i...
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The Best Four Years Of Your Life: Top 10 High School Movies

April 2nd, 2008 2:30pm EDT
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Before Lindsay Lohan became a Mean Girl and Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron became High School Musical sweethearts, Winona Ryder was a Heather and Molly Ringwald and Andrew McCarthy were our favorite couple from two different worlds.

Today's popular teen flicks would have never existed without the high school classics that made and shaped the genre. What makes a great high school movie is the legacy they've made on generations of teenagers, despite the decade they grew up in. These are the movies with the unforgettable characters, witty lines, and the feeling of being forever young. The...
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Celebrity Horoscope: Aquarius Are Honest And Open

January 29th, 2008 4:17pm EST
Sheryl Crow
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) is one of the Air signs, along with Libra and Gemini. People born under this sign are often very honest and open. They are never unkind and are always considerate of others. They are considered dreamers and can be somewhat unrealistic at times. They love everyone, sometimes even their worst enemies.

Aquarius women tend to be very elusive and mysterious. They are often open-minded and extremely tolerant of others. They consider marriage a very big step since they are independent by nature. They're not jealous people and are free-spirited and forgiving. Aqua...
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Top 10 TV Bad Guys

December 27th, 2007 10:06am EST
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They're sneaky and snarky. They scheme and slay. TV is full of bad guys (and girls), from those who make being bad look like fun to those who make us clutch the pillow to our chests.

It takes some excellent writing and an excellent performance to make a bad guy who is a worthy opponent but also one that the fans don't want to see defeated. It's no easy job, but these guys and girls met the task:

1.) Angelus (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) - Buffy was full of bad guys and villains - vampire duo Spike and Drusilla, rogue slayer Faith, Angel's sire Darla and a new Big Bad every season li...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 18

February 18th, 2007 3:00am EST
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Happy Birthday to Caribbean singer Rihanna (1988), brat-pack actress Molly Ringwald (1968), rapper Dr. Dre (1965), "Herbie: Fully Loaded" actor Matt Dillon (1964), modern b-movie queen Julie Strain (1962), Italian actress Greta Scacchi (1960), letter-turner Vanna White (1957), actor/pilot John Travolta (1954), singer Juice Newton (1952), "Moonlighting" actress Cybill Shepherd (1950), film director John Hughes (1950), ex-Styx singer Dennis DeYoung (1947), Japanese singer/artist Yoko Ono (1933), Czech director Milos Forman (1932), author Toni Morrison (1931), actor George Kennedy (1925), "Cit...
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Survey Says 'The Breakfast Club' Is Best High School Movie

September 8th, 2006 9:13am EDT
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Cult movie The Breakfast Club has topped a new poll of the "50 Best High School Movies." The 1985 John Hughes detention film, which starred Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez and Judd Nelson, beat Sean Penn's big break in Fast Times At Ridgemont High and 1993's Dazed & Confused to claim the top spot in the Entertainment Weekly magazine.

Ringwald is still Hollywood's favorite Prom Queen - she stars in three of the 50 films on the high school list.

The top 10 are:

1. The Breakfast Club

2. Fast Times At Ridgemont High

3. Dazed & Confused

4. Rebel Without A Cause

5. He...
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