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Nov 15, 2008 11:10 pm

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Nov 17, 2008 12:44 am

Small article with Marcia Gay Harden and daughter talking about Ellen.

Source http://www.defamer.com.au/2008/11/ellen ... ter-2.html

Imagine acting in a film opposite Ellen Page; every day on set must be a bundle of Diablo Cody-scripted larfs, right? According to Marcia Gay Harden, not so much! Harden and her daughter play members of Page's family in Drew Barrymore's upcoming directorial debut Whip It!, and both told MTV that the Juno actress simply would not submit to their months-long campaign of laugh harassment:

Harden told us that Page stayed in character during much of the shoot, even when they would try to crack her up by singing Whitney Houston songs. "Ellen's a serious girl," she said. "She's an absolute doll, but she's a serious doll."

"She's really nice," said Eulala Scheel, Harden's ten-year-old daughter who plays Ellen's sister in the film. "But she's hard to be around, because she really likes to eat healthy, so I wouldn't know what I could eat in front of her at craft services. She doesn't laugh a lot. But one day I had my hair up in spikes, and that was funny, so she laughed at that."

So the girl's deadpan — so what? You'd clam up too if you had Marcia Gay Harden constantly thrusting a sloppy joe from craft services into your hand with the commandment, "Hamburger phone scene. Take it from 'It's not a food baby.' Go!"
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Nov 17, 2008 2:25 am

I find it funny that Marcia Gay Harden called Ellen a "serious doll" Marcia seems pretty serious herself. They kinda made Ellen sound like...not to fun to hang out with. Ha. Whatever. I still got mad love for Ellen and Marcia and sure, why not. her daughter too.
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Nov 17, 2008 4:40 am

I kind of like how Ellen Page is serious while filming.
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Nov 17, 2008 5:48 am

She looks like and seems to be a very focused person so I don't think it's even possible to concentrate that intensley on your character and still muck around. I guess some people can do it but she is obviously not one of them.

I would much prefer her to be serious and be as talented as she is, than to be fun and give a crap performance :agreeing: Afterall, it's only the acting we get to see :wink:
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Nov 17, 2008 5:50 am

Lori wrote:Afterall, it's only the acting we get to see :wink:
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Nov 17, 2008 6:18 am

Well yes, if you happen to be lucky enough to be a Whip It Extra, you might get to see a bit more :agreeing:

Actually, didn't her stand in say that she was singing Bon Jovi songs in between takes? That doesn't sound overly serious to me :biggrin:
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Nov 17, 2008 7:12 am

Singing Bon Jovi songs not serious....maybe MGH and cast finally broke down Ellen :D

Sounds that they all like and got along with EP...so thats cool :cool:
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Nov 17, 2008 7:52 am

Yeah she is serious from what we gather from her co-workers, but I mean, in my opinion, you can't be too serious all the time. It is great she has a focus and takes her job seriously, but, and this is just me, but to get too wrapped up in character can be harmful after wrap up. So Page is serious most times on set, is safe to say, but there are those days where she can ease that tension of a character for a moment, to have fun on set.

But that is just me in my perspective in acting.
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Nov 18, 2008 6:29 am

Hi! I'm new here...but I come bearing gifts, lol. Here's an article I found that mentions Ellen and her protesting against Prop 8.

http://www.variety.com/index.asplayout= ... 96044&cs=1
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Nov 18, 2008 8:08 am

kat19 wrote:Hi! I'm new here...but I come bearing gifts, lol. Here's an article I found that mentions Ellen and her protesting against Prop 8.

http://www.variety.com/index.asplayout=festivals&jump=story&id=2470&articleid=VR1117996044&cs=1
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Nov 18, 2008 7:48 pm

Here's the article:

http://www.variety.com/index.asp?layout ... 96044&cs=1

Same-sex activists target Sundance

Boycotts ahead for No on Prop 8 supporters?
By ROBERT HOFLER, MICHAEL JONES

With activists against Proposition 8 -- California's ban on same-sex marriage -- turning to threats of boycotts, attention is focusing on a surprising target: The Sundance Film Festival.
The festival has been fielding calls and emails from activists calling for Sundance to pull its films from a Park City fourplex operated by Cinemark Theaters, whose CEO, Alan Stock, contributed $9,999 to the Yes on Prop. 8 campaign.

Sundance still plans on using those screens and issued a statement Monday saying, "As a nonprofit organization devoted to supporting artists, we very much appreciate and are sensitive to the larger issue at hand and respect the rights of individuals to express themselves. It is our hope that people will embrace the festival for its commitment to diversity, not avoid it."

Cinemark is among the most prominent companies that have come under fire for their connection to the Yes on 8 campaign, with threats of boycotts being fueled via viral campaigns. No organized effort has yet materialized, but the threat of a boycott has inspired concern among some firms given that activists have proved especially adept at organizing, via the Internet, large-scale demonstrations across the country.

Fred Karger, who operates the website Californians Against Hate, said his group has been combing through California secretary of state records for what it calls a "Dishonor Roll" of businesses and individuals who gave substantially to the campaign. They plan to launch a boycott this weekend of A1 Self-Storage because its owner, Terry Caster, and his family members gave more than $600,000 to the Yes on 8 campaign, Karger said.

Last week, hundreds of protesters picketed El Coyote restaurant in Los Angeles because one of its managers donated $100 to the Yes on 8 campaign.

Composer Marc Shaiman ("Hairspray") sparked an Internet protest against Scott Eckern of the Sacramento Musical Theater, who donated $1,000 to Yes on Prop. 8. The artistic director resigned within 24 hours.

The Los Angeles Film Festival issued a statement Friday distancing itself from the political activity of its director, Rich Raddon, who also contributed to the Yes on 8 campaign, after it fielded calls and emails calling on him to be fired.

Fest organizers refused, but Film Independent, which oversees the event, said in a statement, "As a champion of diversity, Film Independent is dedicated to supporting the civil rights of all individuals. At the same time, our organization does not police the personal, religious or political choices of any employee, member or filmmaker."

Other activists have called on a boycott of Sundance altogether, merely because of its ties to Utah, where the Mormon Church is headquartered. Church leaders and members were involved in the campaign to ban gay marriage.

"I think it's also time for the Sundance Film Festival to leave Utah. And for any gay and gay-friendly producers to pull their films," wrote John Aravosis, editor of Americablog.

More fuel was added to that effort Monday when the Associated Press reported that Sundance had asked for funding help from the governor's office. But Sundance executive Sarah West denied that organizers asked for more money and insisted that the meeting had been on the books for weeks.

Chad Griffin, a consultant to the No on 8 campaign, said it would "not be warranted or justified" to go after the Sundance Film Festival, citing its support of gay and lesbian filmmakers and independent film in general.

He is not organizing a boycott, but he said that Cinemark Theaters could be targeted specifically, including the four-screen Holiday Village venue used by the festival.

Cinemark issued a press statement saying that "any individual act or contribution is just that, individual acts of personal expression and do not reflect company positions or policy."

Until Brad Pitt donated $100,000 to No. on Prop. 8 in September, many in the Hollywood community had been largely silent on the subject. Then there were reports of big-cash donations from Steven Spielberg (another $100,000) and Ellen DeGeneres, who, in the wake of her marriage to Portia de Rossi, taped a TV commercial opposing the proposition. And on the eve of election day, Ellen Page gave a pep talk to leafleteers ready to protest Prop. 8 at the polls.

"I'm sorry that I can't vote with you. Where I'm from, marriage is legal for everyone," the Canadian "Juno" actress told the Equality California volunteers gathered at the Gay & Lesbian Center in Hollywood.


Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who supported No on 8 but would not tape a TV ad, made a quick denunciation of the election-day vote, telling CNN, "I think this will go back into the courts ... it's the same as in the 1949 case when blacks and whites were not allowed to marry. This falls into the same category."

George Clooney opined to E!: "At some point in our lifetime, gay marriage won't be an issue, and everyone who stood against this civil right will look as outdated as George Wallace standing on the school steps keeping James Hood from entering the U. of Alabama because he was black."

And there were strong denunciations from Bill Maher, Jon Stewart and Keith Olbermann on their respective TV shows.

Drew Barrymore joined the demonstrators at a Nov. 8 Silver Lake march of 10,000 protesters, and Whoopi Goldberg participated Wednesday at a Gotham rally of 5,000 protesters who met in front of a Mormon temple at the intersection of Columbus and Broadway.

As Goldberg put it, "If you don't believe in gay marriage, then don't marry a gay person." She then took the cause to "The View," where she battled it out on air with Prop. 8 sympathizer Elisabeth Hasselbeck, leaving it to Barbara Walters to mediate.

Thursday evening, Focus Features preemed the Gus Van Sant-directed "Milk" at the AMPAS Theater in Beverly Hills, where the consensus seemed to be that the film, based on the life of gay activist Harvey Milk, preached to the choir but would galvanize the entertainment community to repeal Prop. 8.

On Saturday, the effort to repeal Prop. 8 took to the streets again, this time with a nationwide protest on the steps of city halls across the country. In downtown L.A., the crowd listened to many activists as well as a few entertainers, including Lucy Lawless, Marissa Jaret Winokur and Ricki Lake. In Las Vegas, comedian Wanda Sykes spoke out and talked about marrying her wife on Oct. 25.
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Nov 18, 2008 8:27 pm

Nice post Kat :super: And good for her. It's nice to see her giving her support.
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Nov 19, 2008 1:10 am

Definitely! Go EP! Thanks for posting Kat and welcome to the board, hope to see you around :D
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Nov 19, 2008 6:15 am

YAY Ellen!!!
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Nov 19, 2008 6:32 am

Yes thanks for posting Kat..and welcome :waving:

Cool that Ellen gets active on some of these issues
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Nov 19, 2008 10:20 pm

It's very cool for her. I am happy that she feels strongly enough about some of these serious issues to take a public stance on it and let her voice be heard. :thumbsup:
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Nov 20, 2008 9:33 am

dodom wrote:It's very cool for her. I am happy that she feels strongly enough about some of these serious issues to take a public stance on it and let her voice be heard. :thumbsup:
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Dec 01, 2008 5:23 pm

That's good she's one of those well known enough to voice her thoughts on issues and actually mean it and not just for the public attention cooraw just to get into papers. She uses her face well.

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Dec 26, 2008 11:45 pm

ID taps Fowler for new London Office
PR concern ID has hired Rupert Fowler to head a newly established London office, giving the company a European presence to go with its New York and Los Angeles outposts.

ID has also hired Natalie Lent to head an Emerging Platforms department, which will utilize blogs, YouTube and social-networking sites such as MySpace, Facebook, Twitter and Ning.

Fowler spent six years at Public Eye Communications and is expected to bring with him such clients as James McAvoy and Emily Blunt.

CEO Kelly Bush said the office will also be helpful with ID's more than two dozen Europe-based clients, and the plan is to eventually increase the manpower level at the London outpost close to that of ID's Gotham office, which has a staff of 20. Its L.A. headquarters has about double that number of staffers.

Bush separately manages "Juno" star Ellen Page.
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