Wednesday, April 27, 2011

MARVEL STUDIOS BEGINS PRODUCTION OF EPIC FEATURE “MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS”

MARVEL STUDIOS BEGINS PRODUCTION OF EPIC FEATURE
“MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS”

Marvel Super Heroes Assemble To Commence Principal Photography
In Preparation for May 4, 2012 Film Release


Production has commenced today in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Marvel Studios’ highly anticipated movie “Marvel’s The Avengers,” directed by Joss Whedon (“Serenity”) from a screenplay by Whedon. The film will continue principal photography in Cleveland, Ohio and New York City. Robert Downey Jr. (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2”) returns as the iconic Tony Stark/Iron Man along with Chris Hemsworth (“Thor”) as Thor, Chris Evans (“Captain America: The First Avenger”) as Captain America, Jeremy Renner (“Thor,” “The Hurt Locker”) as Hawkeye, Mark Ruffalo (“The Kids Are Alright”) as Hulk, Scarlett Johansson (“Iron Man 2”) as Black Widow, Clark Gregg (“Iron Man,” “Thor”) as Agent Phil Coulson, and Samuel L. Jackson (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2”) as Nick Fury. Set for release in the US on May 4, 2012, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is the first feature to be fully owned, marketed and distributed by Disney, which acquired Marvel in 2009.

Continuing the epic big-screen adventures started in “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Iron Man 2,” “Thor,” and “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Marvel’s The Avengers” is the Super Hero team up of a lifetime. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as SHIELD, finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster.

Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1963, “Marvel’s The Avengers” brings together the mightiest Super Hero characters as they all assemble together on screen for the first time. The star studded cast of Super Heroes will be joined by Cobie Smulders (“How I Met Your Mother) as Agent Maria Hill of SHIELD, as well as Tom Hiddleston (“Wallander”) and Stellan SkarsgĂ„rd (“Angels & Demons,” “Mamma Mia!”) who will both reprise their respective roles as Loki and Professor Erik Selvig from the upcoming Marvel Studios’ feature “Thor.”

“Marvel’s The Avengers” is being produced by Marvel Studios' President, Kevin Feige, and executive produced by Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Louis D’Esposito, Patty Whitcher, and Jon Favreau. Marvel Studios’ Jeremy Latcham and Victoria Alonso will co-produce.

The creative production team also includes Oscar® nominated director of photography Seamus McGarvey (“Atonement”), production designer James Chinlund (“25th Hour”), Oscar winning costume designer Alexandra Byrne (“Elizabeth: The Golden Age”), Oscar winning visual effects supervisor Janek Sirrs (“Iron Man 2,” “The Matrix”), visual effects producer Susan Pickett (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2”), stunt coordinator R.A. Rondell (“Superman Returns”), and four-time Oscar nominated special effects supervisor Dan Sudick (“Iron Man,” “War of the Worlds”). The editors include Oscar nominated Paul Rubell (“Collateral”) and Jeffrey Ford (“Crazy Heart”).

Marvel Studios most recently produced “Iron Man 2” which was released in theatres on May 7, 2010. The sequel to “Iron Man,” starring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow as well as Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson and Mickey Rourke, took the number one spot its first weekend with a domestic box office gross of $128.1 million. To date the film has earned over $620 million in worldwide box office receipts.

In the summer of 2008, Marvel produced the summer blockbuster movies, “Iron Man” and “The Incredible Hulk.” “Iron Man,” in which Robert Downey Jr. originally dons the Super Hero’s powerful armor alongside co-stars Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges and Gwyneth Paltrow, was released May 2, 2008 and was an immediate box office success. Garnering the number one position for two weeks in a row, the film brought in over $100 million its opening weekend and grossed over $571 million worldwide. On June 13, 2008, Marvel released “The Incredible Hulk” marking its second number one opener of that summer. The spectacular revival of the iconic green goliath grossed over $250 million in worldwide box office receipts.


ABOUT MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT:
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com
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clickR Skin Care Unveils Latest Partnership as the Official Skin Care Line of Sony Pictures Upcoming Film “Priest”

clickR Skin Care Unveils Latest Partnership as the
Official Skin Care Line of Sony Pictures Upcoming Film
“Priest”

Film Stars Beauty Brand’s First Male Spokesperson
Actor Cam Gigandet

clickR Skin Care, a new innovative acne treatment line of products, has entered into a third partnership as the official skin care line of Sony Pictures' upcoming movie "Priest”, which opens in theaters May 13. The company debuted the latest in skin care innovation during the first alliance with Sony Pictures for the film “Burlesque” with the launch of Pearl Wash and Diamond Dust Skin Polisher from the Figure It Out product line. Priest stars Paul Bettany, Karl Urban, Maggie Q, Lily Collins, Brad Dourif, Stephen Moyer, Christopher Plummer and Cam Gigandet, who is currently clickR Skin Care’s celebrity spokesperson. The talented actor, who also starred in “Twilight”, “Easy A” and “Burlesque”, is the first official male spokesperson for a beauty brand.

Through the agreement with clickR, Sony will have access to all clickR Skin Care products to use for special events, screenings and promotions in connection with the film. The clickR collection includes three categories of formulas:

No More Derma Drama - addresses acne
Figure It Out - promotes daily, healthy skin care and repair
Easy Karma - focuses on skin issues caused by over-use of today’s technology

“We are thrilled to have the continued support of clickR Skin Care on our upcoming film Priest,” explained Kristie Alarcon, Director of Marketing & Promotions for Sony Pictures Entertainment/Screen Gems. “We strive to connect with targeted, quality brands that understand the value of film partnerships and clickR Skin Care is a prime example.”

Unlike other acne skin care products, clickR’s skin care collection of products provide safe and effective treatment with specialized formulations to manage environmental overload while supporting radiant skin. The line has no artificial colors or fragrances, no benzoyl peroxide, no endocrine disruptors, no parabens, and no sulfates or animal testing. The formulations contain natural ingredients and extracts such as proteins in the form of peptides, root & seed extracts, vitamins, fruits & flowers, minerals from the sea and earth including gold, silver and diamond dust. This results in skin that feels and appears healthier overall.

PRIEST, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller, is set in an alternate world -- one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on a quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece's boyfriend, a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess who possesses otherworldly fighting skills. Priest opens in Theaters May 13th.

About clickR Skin Care

Conceived by Florence Sender, a successful product developer, businesswoman and self-professed ethical packaged goods junkie, clickR Skin Care is a Boston-based skin care company that debuted exclusively at Sephora in January 2011. To learn more about clickR products, visit http://www.clickrsknincare.com/.


About Sony Pictures Entertainment

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; a global channel network; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in more than 140 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypictures.com.


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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Rosa Blasi scores big with new book,"Jock Itch: Adventures of a Retired Jersey Chaser"


I just finished reading actress Rosa Blasi's book "Jock Itch: Adventures of a Retired Jersey Chaser."Rosa was born in the Chicago suburbs and moved to Los Angeles at an early age to pursue an acting career. We'll let it slide that she had a short stint as a waitress at Hooters. She now a very accomplished actress and her resume reads like the roll call of popular television shows. She also sings,is a comedian, writes and knows her way around flipping upscale real estate.

So many women I've met thru the years develop huge crushes on actors,rock stars and athletes.Most don't do anything about it, just lust from afar in the bleachers,but that's not Rosa Blasi.Never a fan of sports,but just the players that play,Rosa takes you on her personal journey of dating misfits,undeserving men and other athletes to her terrible marriage to an NFL football player that ended in a drama filled
divorce. She is a far better catch than the men she pursued!


The football player she married after a whirlwind romance,and had an adorable child with had more issues than a news stand. We're talking a one size fits all poster boy for all 12 step programs ever created. Drugs,drinking,gambling,craigslist hookers,(yes,I said that!)compulsive lying,cheating,over spenders. You name it,he claimed it and displayed sociopathic behavior to the bitter end.

Rosa weaves her dating journey and triumphs with an engaging wit.

Most people that would write about their dating past would probably find it hard to muster up the courage and humor to do so. Blasi does it so well the score tallies up in her favor and she as the winner,prevails and finds love again.
This is a great story told with honesty,and wit and the bonus is the funny happy ending!


The book is available at Amazon.com or check your local bookstore.

Check out her website at: http://www.rosablasi.com
for her upcoming appearances.