Entertainment – TinselTown Tidbits June 2014
Solstice Parade 2014 Santa Barbara - June 20-21-22 (Parade June 21) State Street to Alameda Park - 12:00.
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Goodbye Dear Maya Angelou! I know God is holding you in his arms and thanking you for the wonderful things you have done for so many in His name. I thank you for inspiring me to never give up and let God be my guide.
(Photo taken by me at the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara California.)
A film by Jane Weinstock
Starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Martin Henderson, Alia Shawkat
Opening in LA on June 20, 2014
After a tumultuous affair between international photojournalist Lee (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and troubled writer John (Martin Henderson) ends in John’s disappearance, Lee lands in a mental hospital. While recuperating, Lee reconnects with her estranged daughter, Jessie (Alia Shawkat) and befriends Peter, a patient who bears an uncanny resemblance to her missing lover. As Lee struggles to uncover the truth behind John’s disappearance, the clues lead to the last place she would ever expect.
Starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Martin Henderson, Alia Shawkat, Marianne Jean-Bapiste, Meat Loaf, Alessandra Torresani, Navid Negahban. Cinematographer James Laxton. Writers Gloria Norris, Jane Weinstock. Produced by Mary Jane Shalski, Julia Eisenman, Gloria Norris, Allan Jones, Jane Weinstock, James Welling.
Running Time: 90 minutes
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SONY OPTIONS FILM RIGHTS TO EDWARD SNOWDEN FOCUSED BOOK
Sony Pictures Entertainment has optioned film rights to Glenn Greenwald’s Book “No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State, which was published the week of May 17. The book by Greenwald, whose reporting on the revelations contained in Snowden’s top-secret NSA documents was honored with a Pulitzer Prize for The Guardian newspaper this year. James Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions will produce the drama that is expected to be the source to other Sony true-story films like The Social Network and Captain Phillips.
CATE BLANCHETT STEALS THE SHOW AT CANNES
Once again Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett, looking exotically dazzling, was the center of attraction at the screening of “How to Train Your Dragon 2.” Wearing an exquisite multi-colored jeweled bodice with a black pleated floor length chiffon skirt by Givenchy, she captured the attention of guests and media alike.
As the ‘center of the heart’ for magnificent designer gowns, Cannes red carpet is home for exquisite and unusual looks, but Cate Blanchett took it completely over the top by wearing fantastic Chopard sapphire chandelier earrings.
Dreamworks latest released animated picture was colorfully represented on the Red Carpet by the spectacular beauty of Cate Blanchett, who lends her vocal talents to "How to Train Your Dragon 2.
Travel & Theatre Masterpieces Daily
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Mr. Selfridge: Season 2, Part Eight
In the Season 2 finale of "Mr. Selfridge," Harry's battle to clear his name continues; the Selfridges invite Lady Mae into their home; Harry's daughters and mother arrive from America; and an unwell Rose heads to the country.