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Oh boy this looks like another Royal Tenenbaum type flick; dysfunctional families unite

THE PERFECT FAMILY stars Kathleen Turner as suburban mother and devout Catholic Eileen Cleary, who has always kept up appearances. When she runs for the Catholic Woman of the Year title at her local parish, her final test is introducing her family to the board for the seal of approval. Now she must finally face the nonconformist family she has been glossing over for years…

Best quote from the trailer: “I don’t have to think, I’m Catholic.”

I was raised Catholic, my Mom goes to Church every Sunday. I feel like I can laugh at the above comment, but of course many Catholics might be offended. And to them I say, you’ll survive.

Synopsis

Suburban mother and devout Catholic Eileen Cleary (Kathleen Turner) has always kept up appearances. When she runs for the Catholic Woman of the Year title at her local parish-an award she has coveted for years-her final test is introducing her family to the board for the seal of approval. Now she must finally face the nonconformist family she has been glossing over for years. Her gay daughter, Shannon (Emily Deschanel), a successful lawyer, is about to marry her life partner Angela (Angelique Cabral). Her unhappily married son Frank Jr. (Jason Ritter) is cheating on his wife with the local manicurist. And Eileen’s own marriage to a recovered alcoholic is pulling at the seams….

This heartfelt dysfunctional family comedy boasts a memorable performance from Academy Award® nominee Turner as the conflicted and comical matriarch, alongside a bright ensemble cast including Richard Chamberlain and Michael McGrady. Newcomer director Anne Renton keeps the pacing taut and crafts an honest, modern family tale. Writers Claire V. Riley and Paula Goldberg infuse just the right amount of seriousness and levity into their script, reminding us that family is never truly perfect.

THE PERFECT FAMILY – In Theaters May 4th, 2012!

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‘Order, She Wrote’ debuted on HelloGiggles.com; founded by actress/musician Zooey Deschanel

Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter, pianist and actress Fay Wolf can add writer and producer to her resume as she collaborates with Boston University alum, writers Jason Allen (TheInfothority.com, The Ellen Degeneres Show), and Liz Feldman (The Ellen Degeneres Show, 2 Broke Girl$) and actress Emily Deschanel (Bones) to debut her first short titled “Order, She Wrote.” The semi-autobiographical clip depicts Fay’s other calling, as a professional organizer whose clientele includes many Hollywood celebrities.

The short debuted Monday, September 19th on HelloGiggles.com, founded by actress/musician Zooey Deschanel, producer Sophia Rossi and writer/Internet Sensation Molly McAleer, it is the ultimate entertainment destination for smart, independent and creative females.

Fay Wolf is one of my favorite people in the world. She is incredibly talented, which is just unfair to the rest of us. She acts, she sings, she writes, she organizes!” says Emily Deschanel. “There is something refreshing about working with people you’ve known for a long time, and Fay, Liz and Jason, and I go all the way back to college. It was so much fun to work together on ‘Order, She Wrote.'”

Currently, Fay is readying her full-length debut CD titled Spiders. Produced by Billy Mohler (Macy Gray, Lenka, War Tapes) and Joshua Ostrander (Eastern Conference Champions, Kav, Voxhaul Broadcast), it will be available November 8, 2011 independently.

Fay will celebrate Spiders in Los Angeles at the Hotel Café on Thursday, November 3 and at the Living Room in New York City on Thursday, November 17th.

Listen:

Fay Wolf – “Easy” (mp3)

Enjoy!

See ya Elton; Who’s Cast for Doctor Who and more

It was announced yesterday that 30 Days of Night director David Slade has been hired to helm the third film in the Twilight saga, Eclipse. He’s following in the footsteps of the series’ first director, Catherine Hardwicke, and New Moon’s Chris Weitz.

Why so many different directors? I’m not sure this is a good thing folks.

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The Russian woman who claimed she was having an affair with Mel Gibson has been silenced – by the actor’s lawyers.

Oksana Pochepa, 24, said during a press conference that Gibson’s legal team feared an affair could cost the actor a fortune in his $900 million divorce.

“Until Mel and his wife Robyn settle their relations, no one has the right to speak about this,” she said.

Shame on you Mel!

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The X-Files star Gillian Anderson is set to return to her sci-fi roots – British TV bosses are lining her up for a cameo role in Doctor Who.

The 40 year old starred alongside David Duchovny in the cult 1990s show and two subsequent movies in 1998 and last year.

TV executives in the U.K. are reportedly keen to sign Anderson for a special one-off episode of hit show Doctor Who – playing a villain to do battle with the Time Lord in the ultimate sci-fi showdown.

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After 5 years and 241 shows, Elton John is heading out of Las Vegas for a well-deserved break.

For his final Sin City show on Wednesday night Elton played his greatest hits, much to the delight of his adoring fans, whom he thanked for their support.

Before closing with Your Song, Elton said, “Who are you going to get to fill in our shoes now? You’ve got Bette Midler, you’ve got Cher. It’s gonna be the Village People next. One day I might even see you in Vegas, OK? But until then, I love you.”

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Meat’s not green, says Emily Deschanel in her latest PSA for PETA. The meat industry is responsible for more greenhouse gases than all forms of transportation combined, according to a recent report by the UN on Climate Change.

“There is no such thing as a meat-eating environmentalist. Now-a-days being green is very fashionable — especially in Hollywood,” Emily says. “While I think it is terrific to recycle and drive a hybrid, you can have an even greater impact on the environment by making one simple choice: don’t eat meat.”

“Fight climate change with diet change.”