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2013-06-25 23:22:48

New Campaign FindingtheWords.com Increases Awareness About Painful Intercourse Due to Menopause and Encourages Women to Speak Up to Their Doctors (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 Academy Award-nominated actress Virginia Madsen is never one to shy away from a conversation, even if the topic at first blush seems awkward or embarrassing. Impacting many women in the United States (U.S.), painful intercourse due to menopause is one of the most bothersome symptoms of a chronic and progressive medical...

2009-07-23 06:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Following its successful theatrical run, THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT scared up big numbers during its first week of release on all home entertainment formats. The supernatural horror thriller from LIONSGATE(R) (NYSE: LGF), the leading next generation studio, and Gold Circle Films debuted at number one on the DVD sell-through and Blu-ray charts with 1.5 million units sold. The title, which features an all-star cast led by Academy...

2008-10-15 09:00:21

The secret is out--Hollywood stars are taking sides in the Presidential race and they're not afraid to tell the world who they're voting for: Charlie Brown! Or Lucy! Or Snoopy, Linus or Sally! Several dozen celebrities of the large and small screens have recently taped lighthearted online PSAs touting the new Peanuts website, www.peanutsrocksthevote.com, where visitors can vote for Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Lucy or Sally for President. Then visitors can click through to...

2008-07-03 09:00:51

NEW YORK _ Virginia Madsen's career was stuck in neutral when she accepted a role in a small indie movie about wine lovers in Northern California. "Sideways" became a huge critical success, and Madsen's performance as a divorced waitress trying to jump-start her life earned her numerous honors, as well as Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. Since then, the 46-year-old actress has segued effortlessly between big-budget films and smaller productions. In her latest, "Diminished...

2008-06-24 02:29:55

It's not easy being a Hollywood actress after age 35. But at 46, Virginia Madsen still manages to nab parts with oomph. "There were a lot of silly roles I had to play as a self-conscious ingenue," says the Chicago native from her home in Los Angeles. 'Now I get to play three-dimensional characters that have to something to say." Madsen has three movies coming down the pike _ the drama "Amelia" with Hilary Swank, horror flick "The Haunting in Connecticut" and the Matthew Broderick comedy...

2006-02-06 03:39:24

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Ray Liotta, Virginia Madsen, Amy Smart and Franky G will star in "Smith," a CBS crime drama pilot told from the point of view of a crew of career criminals. The pilot was written by John Wells ("ER," "The West Wing"), who will executive produce. Liotta earned an Emmy Award for a guest stint on "ER" in 2004. His upcoming features include "In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale," "Smokin' Aces," "Chasing 3000" and...

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2006-01-30 15:00:00

Expanded Version Featuring 40 Minutes of Additional Footage, Extensive Extras and Collectible Packaging Blasts off on DVD January 31, 2006 From Universal Studios Home Entertainment UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. -- "Dune," the dazzling science-fiction saga from acclaimed director David Lynch ("The Elephant Man," "Blue Velvet"), rockets onto DVD January 31, 2006 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.  The "Dune Extended Edition" includes both the original theatrical version of the film and a...

2006-01-18 00:59:13

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Sideways" star Virginia Madsen is in talks to play Jim Carrey's wife in "The Number 23," a psychological thriller from director Joel Schumacher. Elisabeth Shue had been cast in the wife role in November but recently stepped down when she learned she was pregnant. New Line Cinema then entered talks with Nicole Kidman, but a deal was never reached because of scheduling conflicts. The movie begins shooting Monday in Los Angeles. In the...

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2005-02-23 16:19:49

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Martin Scorsese was an also-ran two years ago with "Gangs of New York." Clint Eastwood was a runner-up last year with "Mystic River." This time, Scorsese's "The Aviator" and Eastwood's "Million Dollar Baby" go head-to-head for the Academy Awards best-picture prize, while the two veteran filmmakers also will duke it out for directing honors. Unlike last year's utterly predictable ceremony, when clear front-runners took all the acting awards and "The Lord of the Rings: The...


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