Saturday, May 31, 2008

Amy Adams confirmed to attend MTV awards

Good news: the LA Times confirms that Amy Adams will attend the MTV Movie Awards on June 1. YAY -- how cool is that?

Do you think Amy will wear a very fancy dress at the event or jeans like at the Sundance Film Festival (see right picture)?

This year's MTV Movie Awards ceremony is hosted by Mike Myers. It's set to kick off live from the Gibson Ampitheatre in Universal City on Sunday at 8 p.m.

Amy, whatever happens tomorrow -- you're a total winner in our hearts!!

Friday, May 30, 2008

Amy Adams and Leelee Sobieski are fearless

There's an article about Amy Adams entitled "Lap Dance Duo" in a recent issue of Star Magazine. Thank you very much to the wonderful Tiffany for this!!

"Here's a double shocker. Not only are Amy Adams and Leelee Sobieski BFFs, but they also like to dance for their lovers! Amy and Leelee "downed shot after shot then got raunchy with their dates" at L.A.'s Green Door on May 8.

"They were fearless!" a source tells Star. Leelee did a lap dance for her boyfriend, Matt Davis, while Amy put on a show for her man, Darren Le Gallo.

"It's funny because Amy has this innocent image," says the source. "But they were, bumping and grinding like professionals!" Their guys were "thrilled and totally impressed," and the group didn't leave until 2 a.m".

Source: Star Magazine

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

"Dakota Fanning would play a good young me" says Amy

Ever wondered who would play Amy Adams in a movie of her life?

"I'm still young enough to play myself, but if I could cast me?" giggles Amy. "Oh, wow--I think Dakota Fanning would make a good young me. She just has to get a little more sarcastic."

Actress Amy Adams got her professional start as a dancer at Country Dinner Playhouse and Boulder's Dinner Theatre.

"She was this fantastic young talent," said Paul Dwyer, who performed with her at Country Dinner and is now its artistic director. "She was just like a ball of fire."

Adams did three shows at Country Dinner in the mid-'90s and waited tables as a Barnstormer. At Boulder's Dinner Theatre, Adams played Christine to Brian Norber's Al in "A Chorus Line". In the play, after Christine makes the first cut in auditions, she hugs her husband. One night, her fingernail plunged into Norber's cheek. He bled onstage.

"Don't think, at every party I'm at, I won't say (what happened) when someone brings up Amy Adams," Norber said.

Adams left Colorado in her early 20s. When she was a student at Douglas County High School, she didn't participate in drama.

"I was a dancer," she said. "I've definitely let it slip. My focus has been elsewhere of late."

Source: Rocky Mountain News, InStyle

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Amy Adams in Psycho Beach Party (2000)

Here's a couple of videos from "Psycho Beach Party", filmed in 2000. Amy Adams shows off her dancing skills in the first video -- an absolute must see! EDIT: the sound doesn't seem to work in the second clip so I'm gonna try to upload it again. sorry about that!

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The movie stars Lauren Ambrose as Florence Forrest, a not-so-innocent girl in 1960's Malibu who becomes "Chicklet" the first girl surfer at Malibu Beach, only Florence suffers from dissociative identity disorder and occasionally her alter ego Ann Bowman, a sexually aggressive, foul-speaking girl, comes out in which during that time several beach goers are found murdered.

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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Amy Adams in "Serving Sara" (2002)

The wonderful Luciana sent me a link to a video she uploaded on Youtube. It's a compilation of clips from the 2002 movie "Serving Sara", in which Amy Adams appeared as Kate alongside Matthew Perry and Elizabeth Hurley. Thanks for the great video Luciana! :)

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Chorus girl Amy Adams attends opening night of musical

The revival of Broadway's 1975 breakout hit "A Chorus Line" welcomed Amy Adams among its first viewers at the big opening performance in Los Angeles on Thursday.

The groundbreaking musical “A Chorus Line” is played at the Ahmanson Theatre from May 22 to July 6, 2008. Amy is pictured on the left with cast members Nikki Snelson and Michael Gruber.

The show tells the story of 17 dancers auditioning for the chorus line of a new musical, and revealing their personal histories and innermost hopes and fears, praying for the opportunity to realize their lifelong dream – to dance on Broadway.

Boulder's Dinner Theatre remembers well Amy Adams when she joined the production of "A Chorus Line" after another actor was injured.

"She learned all the songs and dances by video," Kathryn Adams (Amy's mum) proudly explains. "When she went on stage, she hadn't had any time with the rest of the cast, and she was phenomenal."

Amy Adams was spotted during the evening chatting with George Takei, an American actor best known for his role in the TV series "Star Trek" and more recently for his appearance on "Heroes".

Amy was taking a break from her work on "A Night in the Museum 2". She's expected to fly to Canada very soon to finish her scenes.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Amy Adams on the set of "Museum" in DC (2)

Amy Adams with director Shawn Levy on set of "Night at the Museum 2".


Source: Splash News

Amy Adams on the set of "Museum" in DC (1)

Amy Adams is pictured below on the set of "Night at the Museum 2" in Washington, D.C on May 19th, 2008.


Source: Splash News

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Visit "Amy Adams Fan", the newest Amy fansite!

Most of you already know the website "Amy Adams Fan" but I invite you all to visit this wonderful and very comprehensive fansite which opened last week. It was created by the incredibly talented Riikka & Mycah. You'll also see me posting news on this site even though I'll still be working on this blog in parallel.

Feel free to join the site's forum -- it's the best place ever to meet other Amy fans ("The Meerkats") and discuss the films & projects of our favourite actress.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

"Doubt" release date moved forward to October?

Don't get too excited before it's officially confirmed but according to the usually reliable ComingSoon.Net, Miramax Films has moved forward the release date of "Doubt" from December 5 to October 10, 2008.

It would make perfect sense if the studios really wanted to set their goals higher for the award season and obtain a positive buzz for a couple of months rather than just a few weeks. Fingers crossed!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Amy Adams flies to Canada next week

It's been confirmed: Amy Adams and the cast & crew of "Night at the Museum 2" will start working at the Mammoth studios next week. They will be in Burnaby, Canada from May 26 to September 17, 2008. They're currently in Washington DC to film a few scenes at the Air and Space Museum.

Source: Mammoth Studios

Amy spotted in DC and not going to the MTV awards?

Amy Adams is currently in DC and was spotted around the Space & Air museum yesterday. Click on the image below to view a video clip filmed by TMZ. The MTV Movie Awards Presenters list has also been revealed and Amy is not in it. But that doesn't mean she won't be at the ceremony on June 1. Another wave of presenters will be announced very soon so keep your fingers crossed and keep voting!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Amy Adams comes to Washington this week

So, exactly how much did it cost 20th Century Fox to use "Night at the Museum 2: Escape From the Smithsonian" in a movie title? The studio ponied up $550,000, according to figures released by the institution.

It's the first time the Smithsonian name has appeared in a title produced for theatrical distribution -- not just any movie, of course, but the sequel to "Night at the Museum," which made $250 million when it came out two years ago. The studio approached the Smithsonian about setting the film in D.C., and officials spent six months reading scripts until approving the final version last month. Stars Ben Stiller and Amy Adams will be shooting at the National Air and Space Museum this week.

"The reason we did this project is because of what happened in New York -- attendance increased so much and people got really turned on by museums, especially kids," said Air and Space spokeswoman Claire Brown. The original film was set at N.Y.C.'s American Museum of Natural History. Smithsonian officials expect another monster hit that will bring a slew of visitors (and bucks) to Washington.

The studio is also paying $200,000 in location fees to film in and outside the museum for four days, plus an additional $50,000 per day if they fall behind. More checks may come when the movie is released next year: $250,000 if box office sales hit $150 million, another $125,000 at $200 million and $250 million. (Careful of those Hollywood accountants!) Plus 7.5 percent of net receipts from movie-related merchandise with the institution's name.

And yes -- Air and Space is considering a new brochure distinguishing fact from movie-fiction. Seems many of the youngest visitors in New York were surprised to discover that exhibits don't really come to life at night.

Smithsonian lends name to "Night of the Museum" sequel

For the first time, the Smithsonian is allowing Hollywood to use its name on the big screen for "Night at the Museum 2". Filming began Sunday at the National Air and Space Museum and there's a short news report video filmed on location available on the NBC website. No signs of Amy Adams though!

Meanwhile, "Julie & Julia" is still filming and the cast & crew are expected to go to France soon to film a few scenes. In normal circumstances I would be very happy since I live in Paris but I'm currently in England for the next month or so. Bummer. The book itself is finally available in France by the way. You can purchase it on Amazon.fr where they are advertising it as a Bridget Jones in cooking with "Sex, blog & boeuf bourguignon".

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Amy Adams joins Mark Ruffalo in "Greenburg"

Mark Ruffalo and Amy Adams are attached to star in writer-director Noah Baumbach’s next feature, “Greenburg,” for producer Scott Rudin.

Plot details are under wraps for the film, which is said to be a relationship comedy-drama. UTA is shopping the project in Cannes and financing is currently being assembled. While no timetable is set for principal photography, Rudin is aiming to shoot later this year.

Rudin produced “Margot at the Wedding,” Baumbach’s 2007 follow-up to his breakthrough drama “The Squid and the Whale.”

Adams is now shooting another Rudin project, Columbia’s “Julie and Julia,” and is set to wrap “Night at the Museum 2: Escape from the Smithsonian” by this fall. Ruffalo is filming Martin Scorsese’s “Shutter Island” for Paramount.

Air and Space ready to welcome Amy Adams

It's official: the "Night at the Museum" sequel will be filmed at the National Air and Space Museum. The first movie was filmed at New York's Museum of Natural History, and it boosted tourism there.

Crews will begin setting up today; interior shoots will take place early next week. Filming will take place over four days next week.

Amy Adams finished filming her part on "Julie & Julia" last week and is expected in Washington DC before the end of the month.

Friday, May 16, 2008

DVD cover of "Miss Pettigrew lives for a day"

Here's the DVD cover of "Miss Pettigrew lives for a day". It will be released on August 19, 2008 in the US.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Amy Adams remembers her first kiss

There's a short bit about Amy Adams in the latest issue of People Magazine. She talks about her first kiss: ""I was in fourth grade, and a group of us decided we were going to get together after school and kiss. We were squirting lemon juice in our mouths to prepare. It was very weird.", she says.

Today, "Julie and Julia" is filming near E 96th St (between Park and Lexington) in NYC.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Amy Adams speaks out to ABC News

"Julie & Julia" is filming in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY for the rest of the day.

Here's a 2007 interview where Amy Adams speaks out on her leading role in new Disney movie "Enchanted" to ABC News. Click on the image to view the video. It will open in another window.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

"Enchanted" Press conference in London

Today, "Julie and Julia" is filming near 4th Ave in Brooklyn between President and Union Sts. And here's a 8:15 video of the "Enchanted" press conference in London. Amy Adams, James Marsden and Kevin Lima answer to the journalists. Click on the picture below to watch the movie trailer followed by the press conference.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo at LAX

Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo were photographed at Los Angeles International Airport on April 30th.

They were arriving from New York City where Amy is filming "Julie & Julia".

The couple took their two pet dogs to the airport pet rest area before collecting their luggage.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

"Miss Pettigrew" is coming to the UK on August 15

Just a few random facts related to Amy Adams:

- "Miss Pettigrew lives for a day" will be released on August 15, 2008 in the UK. It will also premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival in June.

- Amy is filming "Julie & Julia" until June 3.

- She will possibly make an appearance at the MTV movie awards. Don't forget to vote for her on this website. The show is on June 1.

- Amy is also in the run for 'Best actress' award at the Saturn Awards 2008. The awards will be handed out on June 24 in Universal City, California.

- "Charlie Wilson's War" and "Standing Still" are finally out on DVD in the UK.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Amy Adams in "Catch me if you can" (2002)

"Catch me if you can" tells the true story of Frank Abagnale Jr (Leonardo Di Caprio) who successfully impersonated an airline pilot, doctor, assistant attorney general and history professor, cashing more than $2.5 million in fraudulent checks in 26 countries. This 2002 movie is directed by Steven Spielberg and co-stars Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken and Nathalie Baye. Amy Adams plays Brenda Strong, a young nurse with whom Abagnale Jr. falls in love.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

"Miss Pettigrew" premieres at the Edinburgh Film Festival

This year's Edinburgh International Film Festival, which runs from June 18 to 29, will showcase "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day" starring Frances McDormand and Amy Adams. There will be two screenings on June 25 and 27. Box office opens Friday 09 May at midday. You can buy your tickets here.

It is still unknown whether Amy or Frances will travel to Scotland to present the movie. After all, this can be considered as the UK Premiere of "Miss Pettigrew lives for a day". Among those who are due to attend this Festival are Oscar-winning Scottish actress Tilda Swinton, Keira Knightley Sir Sean Connery, Brian Cox, and many others.


On a personal note, now I can say that I'm officially gutted. I'm going to Edinburgh the week before the Festival. Think about coincidences. Anyway - I'm going to London for a couple of days so don't expect any updates during this time. In the meantime, please don't forget to vote for Amy at the MTV movie awards here! Thank you very much :)

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Amy Adams receives triple MTV nomination

Amy Adams scored a record of three individual nominations at the 2008 MTV Movie awards. Aside from her nod for "Best Comedic Performance", she boasts nominations for "Best Female Performance" and "Best Kiss" (with Patrick Dempsey).

Fans can vote by visiting MovieAwards.MTV.com before May 23 to support their favorite nominees in each category. Please go on this site and vote for Amy - she deserves our support!

The awards show will be hosted by Mike Myers at the Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City, California.. The MTV Movie Awards will air live on MTV on Sunday, June 1. Performers and presenters will be announced soon!

Amy Adams feels like a true redhead

AMY ADAMS (Age: 33)
Actress and enhanced strawberry blonde

"I am completely open to dying my hair for a role. Giselle, from Enchanted, had blonde hair for a second. I am happy that Disney agreed with me that I looked much better as a redhead.

I do, however, love wigs. There is so much freedom in wigs.

When I dyed my hair true red for the first time, I felt as if it was what nature intended. I have been accused of being a bit of a spitfire, so in that way I absolutely live up to the stereotype. The red hair suited my personality. I was a terrible blonde."

Source: People

Monday, May 5, 2008

Amy Adams at the launch of cocktail "Electra Paloma"

Here are two funny pictures of Amy Adams arriving at the Velvet Margarita on May 5, 2005 in Los Angeles. She was wearing a "Viva Darren Le Gallo" t-shirt at the launch of Sauza's new cocktail the 'Electra Paloma', hosted by Carmen Electra.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Kathryn Adams is sure daughter Amy will win an Oscar

Kathryn Adams didn't seem to mind that her daughter didn't win an Oscar in 2006.

Adams' daughter and former Colorado resident, Amy (pictured on the left with her sister), was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Junebug.

While Kathryn, dressed in a black dress and wearing a Marilyn Monroe-inspired wig, attended the Denver Film Society's Oscar party at the University of Denver, her daughter sat anxiously in Los Angeles at the Kodak Theatre.

When the award was announced, both Adams women clapped excitedly for winner Rachel Weisz, nominated for her role in The Constant Gardener.

"I'm absolutely so proud," Adams, who lives in Denver, said of her daughter's nomination. "It fills my whole soul with pride."

This was the first nomination for the actress who got her start at Boulder's Dinner Theatre and the Country Dinner Playhouse in the 1990s.

The former Coloradan now lives in West Hollywood, her mother said.

"I believe that her time will come," Adams said. "I believe with all my heart that she will win an Oscar."

- Bianca Prieto for the Rocky Mountain News

Saturday, May 3, 2008

New covers of Amy's "Enchanted" songs on Disneymania

This is not directly related to Amy Adams but I figured it could interest some of you. Disney is releasing a CD called "DisneyMania 6" with new covers of "That's How You Know" and "Ever Ever After". These versions have been remixed & modernized, and they are performed by Disney teenage stars Demi Lovato and Jordan Pruitt. I personally think it's a sacrilege to even try to compare them to Amy Adams, but I may be a little bit biased here. No magic and no identity in those versions. You can listen to 30-second samples below. What do you think?

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Amy Adams on Conan O'Brien in July 1999

Here's a video of Amy Adams promoting "Manchester Prep" (Cruel Intentions 2) on Conan O'Brien. The show aired on 23 July 1999. It was Amy's first big interview on national television.

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UPDATE:
Just added a video of Amy appearing for the second time on the Late Night seven years after her first appearance - more precisely on 7 February 2006. She talks about her Oscar nomination for "Junebug" and her past experience in dinner theater and at Hooters.

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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Amy Adams at the Soho Playhouse for "Julie & Julia"

Today, "Julie and Julia" is filming near W 13th St between 7th and Greenwich Ave and also filming near the Soho Playhouse.

In related news, Amy Adams is featured in People magazine's newest issue, available tomorrow on the newsstands. She's listed as one of the most beautiful celebrities (in the "redheads" category).


According to The Observer, "Miss Pettigrew lives for a day" will be released in UK theaters in August 2008.

UPDATE: you can see a scan of Amy in "People magazine" here.
Thank you very much to the wonderful Jee for this! ;-)

Amy-online.org opens its doors!

Natasha's Amy-Online.org opened its doors and it looks amazing!

The goal of this site is "to bring fans the latest pictures, news, information, and more about the undeniably awesome Amy Adams".

That description sounds good to me ;-) Make sure to check out this new very cool website!