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25 Jun 2015
By Ali • Comments Off on Lauren Graham, Josh Wiggins Celebrate Military Dog Heroes at ‘Max’ PremiereArticles / Interviews, Max

Last night Lauren attended the LA premiere of her new film Max. Variety gives us a look at the night with quotes from members of the cast including Lauren.

Puppy love reigned at Tuesday night’s premiere of Warner Bros.-MGM’s “Max” with one of the star canines — a Belgian Malinois named Jagger — drawing most of the attention on the red carpet.

The tale of a military dog returning to the U.S. and dealing with the loss of his handler, “Max” evoked strong emotions at the Egyptian screening and the after-party at Sadie’s.

Jonathan Glickman, president of MGM’s motion picture group, noted the film is particularly timely, given the recent introduction of a bill by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., to ensure military working dogs come home to the United States after they have been relieved from their service in combat roles overseas. He said handlers who wish to reunite with their dogs generally have to cover the costs themselves of bringing them back to the U.S. The bill would require the Department of Defense to cover those costs.

(An amendment to the bill, now awaiting President Obama’s signature, mandates that first right of adoption will be given to the dogs’ handlers and families.)

The cast and crew acknowledged the bond between canines and their owners. “I love dogs; I have three of my own,” said human star Josh Wiggins. “A Rottweiler, a black Lab, and a Chiweenie.”

Director Boaz Yakin, who has credits going back to 1989’s “The Punisher,” said that he and writer Sheldon Lettich had wanted to do a hero dog movie for many years. Lettich recalled the seed of the idea came more than a decade ago when he adopted what he thought were a pair of German shepherd puppies — named Charlie and Tia — and realized that they were actually Belgian Malinois after reading about the bomb-sniffing dogs at LAX.

“The photo in the L.A. Times looked exactly like my dogs,” Lettich recalled. “It turned out that the military had started changing to the Belgian Malinois, so that gave us the basis for our movie.”

Lettich began researching the U.S. Marine dogs at Camp Pendleton and adopted a third Belgian Malinois named Zoe a few years ago after Charlie and Tia passed on.

Lauren Graham, who plays the mother of Wiggins’ character, said she had a personal connection to the film in that the choir in the film comes from a church her grandfather attended.

“Many of them knew my grandfather,” she added. “I have a Southern family and felt very connected to the film.”

Among those at the after-party were MGM’s Gary Barber, cast members Dejon LaQuake and Mia Xitlali.

17 Jun 2015
By Ali • Comments Off on ‘Parenthood’: Bonding With the Bravermans on the Set of NBC’s Beloved Family DramaArticles / Interviews, Parenthood

THR spends a day at an abandoned hospital with the cast of the Jason Katims drama where its impending series finale is temporarily overshadowed by death — and marriage proposals.

A strange sadness pervades Parenthood’s set this busy November morning.

For one thing, the cast and crew of NBC’s critically admired family drama — produced by Friday Night Lights mastermind Jason Katims — aren’t at their regular cozy home on the Universal lot in Burbank; instead, they’re assembled on the dingy site of an abandoned hospital in Inglewood. Workmen feverishly have labored to install lighting fixtures and find working circuit breakers, but there still are cobwebs on the floors and ceilings amid a thick layer of dust on the walls, giving the setting a creepy atmosphere.

The fact that the scene they’re filming involves the deteriorating health of the Braverman family patriarch — Zeek (Craig T. Nelson), who’s in the hospital after a heart attack — isn’t making the mood any cheerier. Especially considering that everyone on set by this point likely knows the character isn’t going to make it.

But what’s really bumming people out is that this is the third-to-last episode before Parenthood, which aired with modest ratings for six years, finishes its run (its series finale was Jan. 29).

“We are like family,” notes Peter Krause, who plays Adam. “I don’t want to think about not playing with these people again.”

Krause will continue playing with at least one of his castmates; he and Lauren Graham (who plays Adam’s sister, Sarah) are a real-life couple. And Dax Shepard (Crosby) won’t have much time to mourn either; he’s writing, starring and directing a remake?of CHiPs. Likewise for Ray Romano (Hank; he gets this episode’s last scene, proposing to Sarah), who next stars in HBO’s upcoming ’70s rock drama; Erika Christensen (Julia), who stars on the ABC anthology Wicked Crime; and Mae Whitman (Amber), whose film career took off with a starring role in The DUFF. Certainly, Nelson won’t be staying dead for long — he’s headlining NBC’s Coach reboot next season.

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17 Jun 2015
By Ali • Comments Off on Young LaurenImages

I have found some pictures of Lauren from her childhood and have added them to the gallery so you can enjoy them too! She was adorable!

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15 Jun 2015
By Ali • Comments Off on How to Choose the Perfect Dildo and More Secrets From TV’s Top ActressesArticles / Interviews, Parenthood

The Hollywood Reporter did an article on some of TV’s top actresses such as Caitriona Balfe, Christine Baranski, Kathy Bates, Linda Cardellini, Edie Falco, Vera Farmiga, Sutton Foster, and more. They included Lauren and here is the feature on her:

THR asked: When were you the most panicked as an actress this season and how did you overcome those fears?

Lauren Graham
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“The first thing that comes to mind is Mae Whitman’s character gave birth, and we had about 20 minutes to do it because of restrictions that had to do with the baby and the abandoned hospital we were shooting in. That was a panicky moment technically. But to me the biggest challenge was restraint, and that’s something I learned over time on Parenthood. Especially after people crying — both the actors in scenes and the audience watching — became a thing. I tried to really ask myself, especially in the last six episodes, was it necessary? And was my emotion, in some way, going to rob the audience? I have a close relationship with my dad, and going through that journey of Zeek being sick with Craig [T. Nelson] was very personally emotional. You have to be disciplined. Those scenes with Craig, I just thought, ‘If someone is ill, you don’t show them how worried you are’ — not even my character, who had her limitations.”

To read the entire article go here.

15 Jun 2015
By Ali • Comments Off on The Today Show’s Gilmore Girls Reunion InterviewArticles / Interviews, Co-Stars, Gilmore Girls, Videos

While in Austin for the ATX Television Festival some of the Gilmore Girls Cast got together for an interview with the Today Show. I finally found a video of the entire interview.

The cast of the “Gilmore Girls” reunite for the shows 15th anniversary.

08 Jun 2015
By Ali • Comments Off on Watch the ATX Television Festival’s Gilmore Girls Reunion PanelArticles / Interviews, Co-Stars, Events, Gilmore Girls

EW.com has shared with us the panel from Saturday’s Gilmore Girls Reunion at the ATX Television Festival.

Go here to watch!

07 Jun 2015
By Ali • Comments Off on Pics from the ATX Television Festival’s Gilmore Girls ReunionEvents, Images

The gallery now has a bunch of snapshots from last night’s Gilmore Girls Reunion event at the ATX Television Festival!

I was especially touched that they left a chair for the late Edward Herrman and how they talked about him during the panel. Plus it is nice to think of Luke & Lorelai happily together as Lauren feels they are.

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07 Jun 2015
By Ali • Comments Off on Entertainment Weekly’s Gilmore Girls reunion panel live blogArticles / Interviews, Events, Gilmore Girls

EW.com did a live blog during the event tonight.

After eight years, the Gilmore Girls are back together! At the ATX Television Festival’s main event Saturday night in Austin, Texas, the cast and producers the beloved The WB mother-daughter dramedy held a Stars Hollow town hall reunion. The line to get inside the State Theater wrapped around the block as eager fans tried to get into the Entertainment Weekly sponsored event, but you can get a front-row-seat covering what happened right here.

Our No. 1 question: At a time when so many favorite shows being revived … could Gilmore Girls ever receive a second life and give fans a more satisfying ending?

7:31 p.m.: Panel was supposed to start at 7 p.m. but things are running late. That’s what happens when you have more than a dozen TV stars walking a red carpet. A few cast members like Jared Padalecki and Milo Ventimiglia venture into the theater. Screams, screams, screams from the crowd….

7:40 p.m.: Lights go down. The Gilmore Girls opening credits plays. The audience sings along.

7:43 p.m.: Arielle Kebbel, who played Dean’s former flame Lindsay Lister, takes the stage to introduce the executive directors of ATX Festival, Caitlin McFarland and Emily Gipson, who teared up ahead of the panel. ”Gilmore Girls have been on our list for four years [to bring the festival],” McFarland said.

7:46 p.m.: EW Morning Live’s Jessica Shaw takes the stage, followed by Amy Sherman-Palladino, Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel and Kelly Bishop.

7:50 p.m.: Sherman-Palladino recounts how she first pitched the show during a meeting with The WB. She met with executives and went through her ideas, which the network wasn’t interested in. “And the last thing I said was, ‘I have an idea about a mother and daughter who are more like friends and they said, ‘I’ll buy that.’” Except that was literally all Sherman-Palladino had. “I was like, ‘I have no idea what that is!’ … She went on a weekend holiday, “and we were staying at an inn and I thought, ‘Maybe [the mother] works at an inn?’” … “And by the time Monday came around, it all came into place,” she said, adding she wrote the pilot’s kitchen scene on the hotel’s stationary.

7:52 p.m.: Graham had heard about the Gilmore Girls script, but she was on another show on NBC. “Finally, they had seen other people, they said, ‘OK we know you’re on this other show, but will you come in and audition?’” she says. “The first time I read it and something really clicked.”

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06 Jun 2015
By Ali • Comments Off on ATX Television Festival – The Today Show InterviewCo-Stars, Events, Gilmore Girls, Images

The cast of the Gilmore Girls is together again today at the ATX Television Festival and this morning they did an interview for the Today Show and I have the first pics in our gallery!

EDIT: More pics have been added!

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06 Jun 2015
By Ali • Comments Off on Amy Sherman-Palladino Says ‘Gilmore Girls’ “Wouldn’t Happen” TodayGilmore Girls

This morning Gilmore Girls show creator Amy Sherman-Palladino spoke at a special coffee session this morning at the ATX Television Festival. Read the rundown from the event from The Hollywood Reporter.

Amy Sherman-Palladino prepared for Saturday night’s big Gilmore Girls reunion panel with an intimate and often humorous coffee session at the ATX Television Festival in Austin with a look back at secrets of the beloved show.

The panel, held in a 75-person ballroom Saturday morning, was standing-room only — with a line of diehard fans that had to be cut off more than two hours before the intimate gathering began.

Gilmore Girls, starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel, ran for seven seasons on The WB/CW. The dramedy revolved around a single mother and her daughter and their unique friendship, with the show seeing resurgence of late — thanks to Netflix — where it has been reaching a new fan base. Sherman-Palladino credited the humor of the series for its longevity. “If you put the humor into it, which is how everybody goes through life because otherwise we’d be f— the bats, we’d be jumping off that bridge — I think that humor is what keeps it energetic and hopeful,” she said, referencing Austin’s famed bat bridge. “That’s how we get through life.”

“You expect to be fired before it gets on the air. Gilmore Girls was different for The WB at the time, it wasn’t really in their wheelhouse,” she recalled of the early days at The WB, calling the young network in a “renegade mood” when the show launched — until it was scheduled opposite Friends and Survivor. “Nobody expected us to get watched or viewed. Then they moved us and put on this little show called American Idol. Then you think we’re not going to make it — and then we went off the air and you expect to meet at the actors’ home and play bingo. Then DVDs and Netflix kept it going. I didn’t even know it was going on Netflix!”

Gilmore Girls, which ran on the then-WB Network for seven seasons — six under Sherman-Palladino’s oversight before she exited the beloved series following a contract dispute with studio Warner Bros. TV. Sherman-Palladino, who politely and humorously refused to reveal the final four words she had in mind for the series finale, was candid about the origins of the beloved series. Sherman-Palladino also revealed she’s currently writing a pilot for Amazon and is working on a musical.

“I kinda want to do a show about a mother and daughter — and they’re friends,” she joked of the early pitch for Gilmore Girls, describing the creation of its central town Stars Hollows “candy colored.” “You want that feeling of warmth. If I had to pick the perfect place for me to live, that’s where it would be.”

Sherman-Palladino praised the network for allowing her the creative freedom to create the show — and characters with talent she wanted — with little to no notes and pushback.

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