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The Time Matthew McConaughey Got Busy Philipps' Name Ridiculously Wrong


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Actress Busy Philipps has just revealed details about her hilariously awkward first meeting with Matthew Mcconaughey. Apparently, he got her name very, very wrong and earned her a nickname that will stay with her for the rest of her life. But, obviously, he's totally forgiven.

Matthew McConaughey at 'The Dark Tower' premiereMatthew McConaughey at 'The Dark Tower' premiere

He's not the first star to get someone's name wrong (John Travolta and Adele Dazeem, anyone?) and he definitely won't be the last, but that doesn't make it any less funny that the 47-year-old 'Dark Tower' star got Busy Philipps identity COMPLETELY wrong the very first time they met. 

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Busy Philipps and Michelle Williams at the 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards held at Barker Hangar, Critics' Choice Awards - Santa Monica, California, United States - Monday 12th December 2016

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The Gift Review

Very Good

Marketed as a horror-thriller, this sharply well-made film is actually a bleak drama with a strong message about bullying. Actor turned writer-director Joel Edgerton creates a vividly creepy atmosphere as he digs into the perceptions and motivations of three central characters, and he finds plenty of opportunity to unnerve the audience in the process. There are a few big jolts, but it's the unsettling themes that freak us out.

There has clearly already been quite a lot of trauma in the marriage between Simon and Robyn (Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall), so much so that they've packed up their home in Chicago and moved to Los Angeles to start over. As they're settling into their stunning new home in the hills, Simon runs into his old school friend Gordon (Edgerton), who seems to appear out of nowhere, worming his way into their life with a series of thoughtful gifts. But Simon doesn't want to reconnect with Gordon, whom he always thought was a weirdo, which Robyn thinks is rather cruel. She reluctantly agrees with Simon that they break contact with Gordon, due to pressures at work and in their attempts to start a family. But things immediately turn very nasty. And Robyn realises that there's more to Simon and Gordon's past than either is letting on.

With a pungent sense of foreboding, the film is instantly riveting, mainly because it resembles movies like Fatal Attraction. So we brace ourselves for that bunny-boiling moment, and as a writer, director and actor, Edgerton plays with us mercilessly, dropping all kinds of hints and revelations about the reality beneath the surface of these characters. But instead of turning into a crazed, violent thriller, the film instead takes a much more internalised approach, generating suspense from the implications of what is happening. Essentially, it works because it forces us to understand even the darkest motivations of the characters.

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Simon and Robyn barely have time to contemplate their perfect lives with their happy marriage and beautiful new house when they come face to face with the less than perfect past. While shopping at a department store Simon bumps into an old classmate named Gordo, though it takes a while for him to recognise him. When a bottle of expensive wine shows up on their doorstep from Gordo, they are left wondering how he got the address but nonetheless invite him over for dinner to say thank you for the house-warming gift. But pretty soon Gordo starts frequently showing up uninvited with stranger and stranger gifts, and when Simon tries to break off their unwanted friendship, things start to get scary. Threatening notes are left, Robyn's fish are suddenly dead and their house is being vandalised. Robyn starts to become seriously suspicious of her husband when the suggestion of an uncomfortable past between the two men arises, and she's desperate to find out what happened before things get out of hand.

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Video - Mary-Kate Olsen And Ashley Olsen Co-Ordinate At The 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards - Part 1


Fashion icon twins Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen were among the famous faces at the 2014 Cfda Fashion Awards held at Alice Tully Hall in New York. The duo looked typically well-coordinated in loose black gowns with tied waists, slicked back hair, statement earrings and near matching clutch bags.

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Busy Philipps - Premiere of 22 Jump Street - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 10th June 2014

The Reef 2: High Tide Review


Good

An improvement on 2006's The Reef, this underwater adventure doesn't hold a candle to big studio animation, but its deeply ridiculous plot is charmingly scruffy. Compared to Pixar or DreamWorks, the animation here is fairly ropey, mainly in the design stage as the artists place human faces on the fish, but the surprisingly deranged humour keeps us smiling.

In the first film, plucky little Pi (voiced by Bell) managed to banish nasty shark Troy (Logue) from the reef. But Troy has now escaped from his human captors, who beefed him up with bulking-up drugs. During low tide, he can't get into the reef, so he sends the tiny shark Ronny (Kennedy) in disguise to prepare for his grand return at high tide in four days. Ronny's main job is to prevent Pi from teaching the other fish how to harness the "power of the sea" to defeat Troy, so Ronny distracts them by staging an elaborate variety show. This disrupts Pi's bootcamp, sparking the hammy performer in his wife Cordelia (Philipps), so Pi turns to his guru, the wise turtle Narissa (Schneider), for help.

Clearly, Ronny's undersea stage show was conceived as a way for the animators to go completely wild with music and colour, and it works. These scenes are hilariously silly, packed with breakdancing prawns and jellyfish choreography. There are also movie references and watery puns (like a reference to "Buoyancé Knowles"), plus a stream of military gags, as everyone prepares for battle. Most of these jokes are funny in a way the imagery can't live up to. Animated in Korea, the direction is often awkward and the imagery sometimes plasticky.

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Busy Philipps Gives Birth To Second Daughter


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Cougar Town actress Busy Philipps and screenwriter Marc Silverstein welcomed a healthy baby girl into their lives on 2nd July. Her representative confirmed in a statement: "I can confirm [Busy] gave birth to a baby girl on July 2 who weighed 8.5 pounds. Everyone is healthy and happy," as reported in The Daily Mail.

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Marc & Busy Take A Walk In The Later Stages Of Philipps' Pregnancy.

Busy, real name Elizabeth, announced the birth herself via Instagram in a blurry black and white photo with the simple caption "So this happened...", referring to the tiny baby she was cradling in her arms. People states that during an appearance on Anderson Live, she explains her reasons for announcing the arrival of her little one to the world on Twitter: "I just wanted it to come directly from me in my voice. I always hate those celebrity statements that are like, 'We are so over the moon and overjoyed.'"

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Video - Peter Dinklage, Evan Rachel Wood And Busy Philipps Appear At 'A Case Of You' Premiere At The Tribeca Film Festival


The arrivals for the premiere 'A Case of You' at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival in New York seemed to be expecting some new arrivals as three of the women working on the movie are heavily pregnant. One of the stars, Evan Rachel Wood ('Thirteen'), showed off her bump in a floral Dolce & Gabbana maxi dress while another actress, Busy Philipps ('Cougar Town'), was looking quite far on in a black jumpsuit. The director herself, Kat Coiro ('L!fe Happens'), was snapped gleefully clutching her own bump with her husband, Rhys Coiro, in tow.

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Video - CFDA President Diane Von Furstenberg Attends 2012 Fashion Awards Part 1


Ballroom dancer Julianne Hough, fashion designer and CFDA president Diane Von Furstenberg, actress Busy Philipps and filmmaker John Waters were among arrivals at the 2012 Cfda Fashion Awards at the Alice Tully Hall.

In the event's 50th anniversary, the Council of Fashion Designers of America honoured the acting twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen as Womenswear Designer of the Year for their clothing line The Row as well as Billy Reid for Menswear Designer of the Year and Jessica Pare for Accessory Designer of the Year

Busy Philipps Wednesday 18th April 2012 The 2012 US Hot Hollywood Party held at Greystone Manor - Arrivals

Bob Clendenin, Brian Van Holt, Busy Philipps, Christa Miller, Courteney Cox, Dan Byrd, Ian Gomez, Josh Hopkins and Paley Center for Media - Bob Clendenin, Brian Van Holt, Kevin Biegel, Courtney Cox, Dan Byrd, Busy Phillips, Christa Miller, Ian Gomez and Josh Hopkins Saturday 11th February 2012 Cougar Town's third season premiere held at the Paley Center For Media - Arrivals.

Bob Clendenin, Brian Van Holt, Busy Philipps, Christa Miller, Courteney Cox, Dan Byrd, Ian Gomez, Josh Hopkins and Paley Center For Media

Video - Busy Phillips Leaving Wholefoods Supermarket


Actress Busy Phillips (Cougar Town, Dawson's Creek) leaves Wholefoods supermarket with her daughter, Birdie, before putting her shopping in her car. She also talks about when she worked as a "real-life Barbie" on the toy-fair circuit
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The Gift Movie Review

The Gift Movie Review

Marketed as a horror-thriller, this sharply well-made film is actually a bleak drama with a...

The Gift Trailer

The Gift Trailer

Simon and Robyn barely have time to contemplate their perfect lives with their happy marriage...

The Reef 2: High Tide Movie Review

The Reef 2: High Tide Movie Review

An improvement on 2006's The Reef, this underwater adventure doesn't hold a candle to big...

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