Archive for January, 2010
Thursday Rose McGowan was spotted at the Artists For Haiti event, which was an art auction at Track 16 Gallery in Santa Monica, CA to benefit charity Artists for Peace and Justice. The event was hosted by Olivia Wilde. McGowan was spotted by her pink top in the audience watching a performance by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros.
The event was a silent auction and featured artwork by Ed Moses, Ed Ruscha, Corinne Chaix, Raymond Pettibon, Huguette Caland, Larry Bell, Chuck Arnoldi and Robert Graham. While photographs of Haiti by Tao Ruspoli and short films from the Jacmel Film School were also features to those in attendance. 100% of all donations will be given directly to Father Rick Frechette of St. Damien’s Hospital and the ground-level doctors and rescue workers.
Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ), founded in 2009 by director Paul Haggis, is a fundraising effort that encourages peace and social justice and addresses issues of poverty and enfranchisement in communities around the world. Maria Bello, Josh Brolin, James Franco, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Natasha Koifman, Diane Lane, Michael Stahl-David, Oliver Stone, Madeline Stowe, Charlize Theron, Peter Tunney and Olivia Wilde serve on the advisory board.
- Public Events: Artists For Haiti
Better late than never!
After a difficult year, 2009 saw Miss McGowan return back to work. She voiced the Terminator Salvation game, appeared in five episodes of Nip/Tuck and filmed roles for Machete and Dylan’s Wake. She announced a role in The Bell Jar. Rose also appeared in campaigns for Bloomingdale’s and NOH8 and had a cameo in the Anna Faris short film The Multi-Hyphenate.
This compilation of 2009 highlights is by the Rose-McGowan.com staff. Please feel free to post your own choices at the forum.
View the entries from 2008 & 2007.
• Best news:
Riikka says: Rose’s return back to work, without a doubt! I loved her short but memorable stint in Nip/Tuck and am very excited indeed for her two upcoming movies.
Mycah says: I agree with Riikka. It’s so good to see Rose finally getting back to work after some difficult times. Rose guest starring on one of my favorite shows Nip/Tuck probably had me the most excited.
… and both agree: We got the great honor of getting a second Q&A with Ms. McGowan which always is the greatest! And of course, Rose acknowledging the Birthday Project we all worked so hard on. We’re also happy to hear Rose adopted another Boston, which we know are so dear to her heart!
• Worst news:
Both agree: There hasn’t been any bad news, per se, apart from some random gossip.
• Favorite magazine cover:
There wasn’t any covers for Rose in 2009.
• Favorite photoshoot:
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The Hope For Haiti Now telethon has raised $58 million toward relief for Haiti disaster victims!
Friday’s star-studded event brought together Hollywood’s best and brightest to support the worthy cause and aired on more than 25 networks.
The Hope For Haiti Now album, comprised of the telethon’s performances, is also #1 on the iTunes charts in more than 18 countries over the weekend, CNN said.
Ever since Robert Rodriguez’s independently financed film Machete, an expansion of the fake trailer that he created for Quentin Tarantino and his experimental film Grindhouse, began production there had been a lot of speculation on what studio would be picking up the distribution rights? But now the wait is over as Deadline Hollywood Daily is reporting that 20th Century Fox has won the rights to distribute the new film, beating out five other competing studios in the process. The six studios were shown roughly 15 to 30 minutes of footage with the asking price set at $9 million including a healthy profit sharing from the film’s theatrical and back-end grosses, according to the article.
As many know, Rodriguez was already working with Fox on a re-boot of the Predator series entitled Predators that the director co-wrote and is producing for the studio, which will be released this summer. While the Weinstein Company did have first look rights for Machete based on their long-term relationship with Rodriguez, it does make sense that the director would take the offer from Fox as they were also offering a production deal for his company Troublemaker Studios. So it is probably safe to assume that Rodriguez will be making Fox his new home for the foreseeable future.
As of now the movie is set for release April 16, 2010. Rose McGowan reprises her Planet Terror role, Cherry Darling.