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2009-05-05 14:28:00

Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute to Screen Movie on Capitol Hill with Special Guests SENATOR MARY LANDRIEU and Film's Star/Executive Producer ROSIE O'DONNELL to Highlight National Foster Care Month WASHINGTON, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute's (CCAI) screening of the Lifetime Original Movie America tomorrow, U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) will introduce the Foster Care Mentoring Act of 2009, which seeks to connect...

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2009-03-09 15:02:48

U.S. comedian Jimmy Kimmel dressed up as former chat show moderator Rosie O'Donnell when he stopped by The View set Monday. The late-night talk show host showed up in a blouse, clogs and a wig for his guest appearance on The View's live broadcast from Walt Disney World in Anaheim, Calif., People.com reported. Who are you supposed to be? panelist Joy Behar wondered aloud. I think you know who I'm supposed to be, Kimmel said. Things ended abruptly with Rosie and I wanted to give you ladies a...

2009-02-02 14:23:00

THE POWERFUL STORY OF ONE BOY'S EMOTIONAL JOURNEY THROUGH THE NATION'S FOSTER CARE SYSTEM Newcomer PHILIP JOHNSON Stars in Title Role With Academy Award(R) Nominee and Emmy(R) Award Winner RUBY DEE Emmy(R) Award Winner YVES SIMONEAU Directs Movie from Sony Pictures Television LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Emmy Award winner Rosie O'Donnell executive produces and stars in the powerful new Lifetime Original Movie America. Based on E.R. Frank's book of the same name, the film takes...

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2009-01-27 22:53:01

Prayers for Bobby, a U.S. television movie starring Sigourney Weaver, was watched by 3.8 million people when it premiered, Lifetime announced. Based on Leroy Aarons' book of the same name, Prayers tells the real-life story of Mary Griffith, a profoundly religious wife and mother who questioned her faith after the suicide of her gay son. Weaver, known for her roles in Aliens, Gorillas in the Mist, Working Girl and Baby Mama, made her television movie debut with Prayers, which premiered last...

2008-11-29 14:49:28

U.S. TV talk show host Rosie O'Donnell said low ratings for the first airing of her Rosie Live TV series marked the end of the variety show. The former co-host of The View said on her Web site that after a poor ratings performance this week of the new live NBC series, there will be no further episodes of Rosie, The Hollywood Reporter said Saturday. Despite featuring appearances by singers Alanis Morissette and Clay Aiken, along with actor Alec Baldwin, the show's first episode only garnered...

2008-11-23 15:24:24

A 17-year-old boy about to star in the Lifetime network movie America says he was simply sitting in a Detroit diner when he got his big Hollywood break. Philip Johnson said his life took a major turn last month when actress Rosie O'Donnell approached him in a Detroit eatery and asked him if he had any interest in auditioning for the movie, the Detroit Free Press reported Sunday. I thought it was just somebody who looked like her, the rookie actor said of the chance meeting. I didn't think it...

2008-11-19 09:22:21

Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin has signed on to appear on Rosie O'Donnell's upcoming variety special Rosie Live, NBC announced. The program is to be broadcast Nov. 26, live from New York's Little Shubert Theatre. Baldwin joins previously announced guest stars including Liza Minnelli, recording artists Ne-Yo and Alanis Morissette, and actress and comedienne Kathy Griffin. Baldwin's 30 Rock co-star Jane Krakowski is also set to appear on the special.

2008-11-13 21:00:10

Kathy Griffin and Jane Krakowski have agreed to perform on Rosie O'Donnell's upcoming U.S. television variety special, "Rosie Live," NBC said. The show is slated to air Nov. 26 live from New York's Little Shubert Theatre. Griffin and Krakowski join previously announced guest stars Ne-Yo and Alanis Morissette. Additional guests will be announced soon, NBC said. "O'Donnell will bring back the grand tradition of the variety show format to television, like such iconic series as 'The Carol...

2008-10-22 15:00:21

U.S. actress and TV personality Rosie O'Donnell has agreed to star in and executive produce a movie based on the novel "America," Lifetime Networks said. O'Donnell previously was the host of her own television talk show and the moderator of the five-host show "The View." Her film credits include "The Flintstones,""Sleepless in Seattle" and "A League of Their Own." Lifetime said she has signed on to play a psychiatrist in the small-screen adaptation of E.R. Frank's book about a boy's...

2008-10-22 12:00:32

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Emmy(R) winner Rosie O'Donnell has signed on to star in and executive produce the poignant new Lifetime Original Movie, "America," premiering in February 2009. Based on E.R. Frank's book of the same name, the film follows the story of a boy named America, an emotionally vacant sixteen-year-old, who spent his entire life shuffled through the foster care system. O'Donnell stars as a therapist who gives America the support he needs to deal with his troubled...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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