Highly respected theatre director Arnold Albertson could not have made more of a mistake when he spends the night with a young and attractive escort named Izzy; now determined to become an actress, she turns up at auditions for his next big Broadway show the following day. To make matters even more awkward, his wife Delta is already cast in the upcoming play and Izzy's remarkable skill leaves him no choice but to take her on to avoid suspicion from the rest of the impressed cast. Unfortunately, it isn't long before Delta's co-star and ex-boyfriend Seth (who happens to still be in love with Delta) finds out about Arnold's brazen infidelity, and with this hanging over him, Arnold has no idea if show will go on if the truth comes out. Izzy is also causing a stir in other people's love lives; her therapist Jane has fallen head over heels for Arnold's playwright Joshua, but he only has eyes for Izzy. Who knew one girl could be so much trouble?
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With preparation well underway for his latest Broadway show, director Arnold Albertson (Owen Wilson) heads to New York to begin casting. While there, he has a one-night-stand with a young starlet named Izzy (Imogen Poots). He is then shocked to discover her attending his audition the next day, where she performs alongside his wife Delta (Kathryn Hahn) and performs so well that he has to give her the part. As if that wasn't enough, Abertson's leading man (Rhys Ifans) knows about the affair, and also is in love with Delta. And if THAT wasn't enough, Izzy's therapist Jane (Jennifer Aniston), has fallen in love with the show's playwright Josh (Will Forte), who in turn has fallen in love with Izzy. All that remains, is to find out if the play with succeed with so many forces acing against it.
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The 28 year old was arrested on Tuesday on drugs charges.
Kevin McEnroe, the son of tennis legend John McEnroe and actress Tatum O’Neal, has found himself the subject of headline news today, after he was arrested on Tuesday. The New York Post reported that the 28 year old was taken into custody after being caught buying various drugs including cocaine and prescription pills from a dealer in New York’s East Village. But despite being the son of one of the most famous tennis players of all time and the youngest ever Academy Award recipient, Kevin had managed to keep a pretty low profile until his arrest. So what do we actually know about Kevin McEnroe?
John McEnroe and family - Getty/John Kempin
When John McEnroe married Tatum O’Neal in 1986, the former World Number 1 tennis player was taking a year long break from his decorated career. McEnroe had already been a three time Wimbledon champion as well as a four time US Open winner. O’Neal, on the other hand, had been the youngest person ever to win an Academy Award when she was named best supporting actress at aged 10 for her role in Paper Moon. However O’Neal’s adult career had been marred by drug problems and she’d made few movie appearances in years leading up to her marriage. Still the actress appeared to be settling down and shortly after her marriage to McEnroe the couple’s first child, Kevin was born.
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John McEnroe's son with actress Tatum O'Neal, Kevin McEnroe, was arrested on Tuesday (15th July) by New York police for reportedly making a drug deal. The 28-year-old was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, the same charge his mother faced six years ago.
Kevin McEnroe, the son of former tennis player John McEnroe and actress Tatum O'Neal, was arrested on Tuesday in New York for reportedly making a drug deal. The 28-year-old was arrested in the East Village along with the alleged dealer and was found in possession of a number of different substances.
Sources vary on the kinds of drugs Kevin was carrying but agree he was in possession of six bags of cocaine. The NY Daily News reports, in addition to six clear envelopes of cocaine, Kevin was reportedly found with 20 painkillers, 10 morphine tablets and an anxiety pill. Whilst sources speaking to ABC News claim Kevin was carrying a muscle relaxant, 20 white oxycodone (a pain-killer frequently used in palliative care) pills and 10 unidentified orange pills.
Tatum O'neal - Celebrities on the movie set of 'Squirrels to the Nuts' filming on location in Astoria - New York City, NY, United States - Wednesday 24th July 2013
Quvenzhane Wallis is amongst the youngest actors and actresses ever to have been nominated for an Oscar and has just over a week to wait, to determine whether or not she will become the youngest ever actress to win an Oscar, in the Best Actress category, for her performance in Beasts of the Southern Wild. Currently, the youngest person ever to win an Oscar is Tatum O’Neal, who won a Best Supporting Actress award for 1974’s Paper Moon.
Is it right, though, that arguably the highest accolade an actress can win, could be awarded to a novice, with such little experience in the movie industry, when others have been honing their craft for so many years and navigating the pitfalls of the industry? Is it right that a 9 year-old could be considered the best actress in the movie industry right now? The movie’s director Benh Zeitlin spoke to Associated Press and explained why he felt that Quvenzhane is very much deserving of the award, explaining that she has a natural acting instinct, rare in one so young. One day, on set, when Wallis appeared to be struggling with the role, he took her to one side and asked what the problem was. “I can't snap it today. Normally I can snap it,” came her answer. “The fact that she had an internal sense of when she's in character, when she's getting the emotions right and feeling it, is really special even in experienced actors,” remarked Zeitlin, “but especially someone of her age to have that sort of self-awareness."
Thelma Adams, contributing editor at Yahoo! Movies, however, is of the opinion that the nomination is no good for a nine year old girl. “To have her nominated, it's not good for her… this red carpet thing is a grind.” It remains to be seen whether this year’s Best Actress announcement will be a record-breaking one (equally, it could go to 85 year old Emmanuelle Riva, tipping the scales the other way) but even to heap the pressure of an Oscars nomination on a 9 year old girl is a big ask.
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After being confined to a mental asylum for 17 years, Grace B Jones gets released following years of abuse and torment at the hands of mental health nurses. She goes to live with her brother Landy Bretthorse, his wife Bea and two young girls in Boonville, Missouri despite Bea's concerns about her instability particularly around the children. Although Grace seems a nice, friendly person and treats the girls kindly, she has regularly bouts of hysteria which first come about after a boat accident during the calamitous 1951 flood. Is there enough of Grace left to save? Or will the household conclude that sometimes a broken woman is beyond repair?
'Saving Grace B Jones' is based on a true story surrounding first time feature film director Connie Stevens' childhood in the fifties when she was sent away from her home in Brooklyn to Missouri to live with family friends after witnessing a brutal murder. She was to find, that summer, that that terrible crime was not the thing that would have the biggest effect on her the rest of her life. This shocking drama has been co-written by Jeffry Elison in his screenwriting debut and first premiered in 2009 at the Philadelphia Film Festival/Cinefest. It is now available to see in theaters everywhere now.
Director: Connie Stevens
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At only 15, Cherie Currie (Fanning) is overwhelmed when Joan Jett (Stewart) asks her to front her band The Runaways. With the encouragement of music promoter Kim Fowley (Shannon), Cherie becomes an iconic presence on stage and off, propelling the group into previously uncharted territory as female rockers. And while Joan and the other bandmates (Maeve, Taylor-Compton and Shawkat) take the lifestyle in their stride, Cherie is continually drawn back to her big sister (Keough) and absent parents (O'Neal and Cullen).
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Tatum O'neil Monday 4th June 2007 4th season screening of "Rescue Me" at AMC Empire 42nd street New York City, USA
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