The CW series "90210" (2008- ) found its resident heartthrob in Dustin Milligan, who played likeable jock, Ethan Ward. The Canadian actor was a post-Y2K version of the original "Beverly Hills, 90210"...
Move over "Party in the U.S.A."– Demi Lovato's music video for her hit tune "Made In The USA" captures patriotism at its finest and even manages to boast a whole lot of heart as it celebrates those who serve our country. Sorry, Miley!
The X Factor mentor's latest music video, which premiered Wednesday afternoon, strays from the stylings of Lovato's former videos as it takes on an America-zelous feel.
Demi, who also serves as a co-director, belts her tune as the video follows the tale of a couple (Aimee Teegarden and Dustin Milligan) whose summer love brews at a carnival before the duo is separated when the boyfriend heads off to war. Although intimate love letters and fondly devoted memories keep the lovers connected, a celebratory homecoming towards the end of the video is what's truly heartwarming.
Oh, and Demi looks gorgeous per-usual in an adorable jean-jacket get-up and the perfect touch of lip gloss. Tune into the world premiere of Demi Lovato's uplifting video above.
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Former 90210 star Dustin Milligan and members of Cory Monteith's band Bonnie Dune gathered at the late actor's Hollywood home on Saturday night (13Jul13) to stage a wake for their tragic pal. Monteith was found dead in a Vancouver, Canada hotel room earlier in the day and his Hollywood pals halted weekend party plans to mourn the star.
The sombre get together took place at the Hollywood Boulevard home Monteith shared with his pals until he moved out earlier this summer (13), according to The Hollywood Reporter.
It has now emerged that one of the last people the Canadian actor had spent time with before his death was a former acting teacher, called Maureen Webb, who joined the Glee star for dinner on Thursday (11Jul13). Monteith helped his old pal launch Project Limelight, a non-profit aid organisation, last year (12).
Tributes continue to pour in for the tragic actor, who battled substance abuse and entered rehab in a bid to tackle his demons earlier this year (13) - Selena Gomez added to the list of celebrities offering up their thoughts about Monteith's death when she posted a photo of herself hugging the actor on the red carpet at the Kids' Choice Awards in 2011, and wrote: "This hurts. I love you Cory. Rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family."
Shark Night 3D the new animal-attack thriller from venerable shlockmeister David R. Ellis is dead in the water. It might have had a chance had it chosen to follow the path of Piranha 3D Alex Aja’s winking meat-grinder and adopted a more self-aware stance embracing its B-movie ethos. Instead the film plays it disastrously straight – and PG-13 no less – wagering that it can make us care about its cast of pretty faces frighten us with its collection of CGI sharks engage us with a plot that integrates elements of Deliverance and a new-media twist or titillate us with shots of exposed side-boobs and bikini-covered derrieres. It’s a losing bet.
The story concerns a group of Tulane undergrads who descend upon Louisiana’s Lake Crosby for a weekend of summer partying. There’s Sara (Sara Paxton) a perky blonde with a past; there’s Nick (Dustin Milligan) a bashful pre-med; there’s Malik (Sinqua Walls) the exuberant star football player; there’s … oh who are we kidding? Most of these characters barely register in our consciousness; the lot are doomed anyhow.
The party ends when the kids discover that the lake has become infested with man-eating sharks. This happens when Malik by virtue of being the ensemble’s only African-American is the first to get nicked losing his arm but not his talent for over-emoting. When his friends try to seek help (we’re warned in advance that cell phone service is unavailable at their island cabin) they incur the ire of the area’s native redneck population whose natural enemies happen to be snooty college kids on vacation. Surrounded by dangers on land and at sea our protagonists must find their own way out or die trying.
Even with the help of ample CGI and some questionably lenient judgment on the part of the MPAA ratings board Ellis can’t conjure much in the way of scares in Shark Night. Indeed he hardly seems interested in trying. The film is almost entirely devoid of tension lumbering along lamely from one telegraphed attack scene to the next each episode of protracted underwater thrashing offering little to quicken the pulse. Rarely will you feel compelled to close your eyes. You’ll more likely be tempted to cover your ears if only to be spared the dialogue.
At some point in the early years of the 21st century a bunch of Hollywood executives must have gotten together and decided that animated films should be made for all audiences. The goal was perhaps to make movies that are simultaneously accessible to the older and younger sets with colorful imagery that one expects from children’s films and two levels of humor: one that’s quite literal and harmless and another that’s somewhat subversive. The criteria has resulted in cross-generational hits like Wall-E and Madagascar and though it’s nice to be able to take my nephew to the movies and be as entertained by cartoon characters as he is I can’t help but wonder what happened to unabashedly innocent animated classics like A Goofy Movie and The Land Before Time?
Disney’s Winnie The Pooh is the answer to the Shrek’s and Hoodwinked!’s of the world: a short sweet simple and lighthearted tale of friendship that doesn’t need pop-culture references or snarky dialogue to put a smile on your face. Directors Stephen J. Anderson and Don Hall found some fresh ways to deliver adorable animation while keeping the carefree spirit of A.A. Milne’s source material in tact. Their story isn’t the most original; the first part of the film finds Pooh Piglet Tigger and Owl searching for Eeyore’s tail (a common plot point in the books and past Pooh films) and hits all the predictable notes but the second half mixes things up a bit as the crew searches for a missing Christopher Robin whom they believe has been kidnapped by a forest creature known as the “Backson” (it’s really just the result of the illiterate Owl or is it?).
The beauty of hand-drawn animation all but forgotten until recently is what makes Winnie the Pooh so incredibly magnetic. There’s an inexplicable crispness to the colors and characters that CG just can’t duplicate. It’s a more personal practice for the filmmakers and should provide a refreshing experience for audiences who have become jaded with the pristine presentation of computerized imagery. The film is bookended by brief live-action shots from inside Robin’s room an interesting dynamic that plays up the simplicity of youth ties it to these beloved characters and brings you right back to memories of your own childhood.
With a just-over-an-hour run time Winnie the Pooh is short enough to hold the attention of children but won’t bore the parents who will love the film mainly for nostalgic musings. Still it’s the young’uns who will most enjoy this breezy bright and enchanting film that proves old-school characters can appeal to new moviegoers.
The couple has been dating for almost two years but Milligan revealed over the weekend (14-15Aug10) the romance is over and he is now looking for love again.
He tells ET Canada, "I, being a bachelor in Hollywood, have always tried to maintain that it would be silly for me to get tied down, just silly. So I am always keeping my options open. I am working with a lot of beautiful, talented, smart actresses all the time, so there is definitely a lot of options out there right?"
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
After contemplating the plight of the corporate middle manager a decade ago with the wickedly funny Office Space Mike Judge turns his acerbic eye toward the small business owner with his latest comedy Extract. Arrested Development’s Jason Bateman stars as a Joel Reynold a successful entrepreneur who built his humble flavoring company into a thriving concern that now stands on the verge of being acquired — for a hefty sum — by breakfast cereal titan General Mills.
But just as Joel is poised to realize his dream of selling his company and retiring early everything begins to fall apart. A rash of petty robberies creates discord among his employees. An attractive flirtatious new employee (Forgetting Sarah Marshall’s Mila Kunis) leads him to ponder cheating on his aloof unaffectionate wife. And worst of all a lawsuit stemming from a freak accident on the floor of his factory threatens to bankrupt the company. The confluence of personal and professional crises soon has Joel on the precipice of disaster.
Scattered throughout Extract are the seeds of a really clever comedy on par with — or even surpassing — the venerable Office Space. The cast is certainly terrific: Bateman is the perfect choice for the beleaguered cynical yet well-meaning Joel; the always great J.K. Simmons (Burn After Reading) makes a fine counterpoint as his blunt no-nonsense second-in-command; Kunis is a superb comic femme fatale as a manipulative con artist at the heart of the pivotal lawsuit; legendary KISS frontman Gene Simmons is an inspired choice to play a shady ambulance-chasing attorney — an occupation he no doubt would have chosen had he not gotten into rock and roll; even the much-maligned Ben Affleck is effective as Dean a stoner barkeep who dispenses a hazardous combination of bad advice and hallucinogenic drugs on his best friend Joel.
For all its impressive ingredients Extract makes for a surprisingly tepid dish. Much of the same sly wit and clever characterizations that made Office Space such a delight can be found in this film but not in amounts great enough to sustain it. Most bothersome about Extract is the fact that Kunis’ character heretofore the catalyst for much of the story’s action essentially disappears for the latter third of the film. Almost as an afterthought she’s tossed a brief epilogue during the closing credits that serves to tie up all the loose ends related to her character. It’s emblematic of the movie as a whole.
One aspect of Extract that does pay off is a great subplot involving Dustin Milligan as Brad an empty-headed gigolo Joel hires as part of a disastrously ill-advised scheme to get his wife Suzie (played by SNL’s Kristen Wiig) to cheat on him first — thus clearing the ethical roadblocks (in his mind at least) for his unimpeded pursuit of Kunis’ character. But Brad ends up getting a little too wrapped up in his work making multiple follow-ups to Suzie and ultimately falling in love with his "client." The “break-up” scene between slow-witted Brad and exasperated Suzie is one of Extract’s highlights.
Appeared in an episode of the Canadian series "Da Vinci's City Hall"
Co-starred in "The Butterfly Effect 2"
TV debut in two episodes of the ABC series "The Days"
Made film debut in "Perfect Romance" co-starring Kathleen Quinlan
Nominated for the 2009 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Drama
Had a small role in the film "In the Land of Women," alongside Kristen Stewart, Adam Brody and Meg Ryan
After high school moved to Vancouver to pursue acting
Cast as Henry in the canadian suspense series "Runaway" (aired briefly on the CW network)
Played lacrosse star, Ethan Ward in the first season of "90210" (CW), a spin-off of the popular 1990s show "Beverly Hills, 90210"
Starred in the Canadian TV-movie "8 Days to Live" as Kelly Rowan's missing son
Played a Gigolo in the Mike Judge comedy, "Extract"
The CW series "90210" (2008- ) found its resident heartthrob in Dustin Milligan, who played likeable jock, Ethan Ward. The Canadian actor was a post-Y2K version of the original "Beverly Hills, 90210" (FOX, 1990-2000) leading men, Jason Priestley and Luke Perry: a rebel with little cause, but with lots of heart. His surprising exit from the show in the fall of 2009 disappointed heartbroken fans, yet residing in television's most famous zip code even for one season was enough to keep Milligan's star shining for many years.<p>Dustin Milligan was born on July 28, 1985 in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. The star of high school productions of "Grease" (1978) and "Saturday Night Fever" (1977), the aspiring actor packed up his belongings in his mother's station wagon after graduation and headed to Vancouver, British Columbia - what the actor later nicknamed "Hollywood North" on his personal website. The hardworking Milligan juggled working as a part time cake-cutter, attending acting classes, and going to the gym - all in pursuit of a successful career in showbiz. <p>Milligan first appeared onscreen as a rapper in the Lifetime movie, "Perfect Romance" (2004), followed by minor roles in "Dead Like Me" (Showtime, 2003-04) and in "Andromeda" (Sci Fi Channel, 2000-05). Back in his homeland, the actor played opposite "The O.C." (FOX, 2003-07) star Kelly Rowan, as her missing son in the television film "Eight Days to Live" (CTV, 2006).<p>Hollywood took notice of the actor when he was cast in the lead for "Runaway," a suspenseful series from (then) brand new network The CW that also starred Donnie Wahlberg. After its September 2006 premiere, The CW ran three more episodes of "Runaway" before taking it off the air. Milligan's film work kept the young star busy that same year, with appearances in the teen gorefest "Final Destination 3" as well as in "Slither" and "The Butterfly Effect 2." Actress Kristen Stewart acted alongside Milligan twice in 2007; in the films "The Messengers" and "In the Land of Women," a romantic "dramedy" that also starred Meg Ryan and Adam Brody.<p>When the creators of "90210" - a reinvention of seminal teen drama "Beverly Hills, 90210" - cast their leads in 2008, Milligan was the first actor on board. The casting could not have been more perfect. Audiences loved Milligan's portrayal of Ethan - the school jock who has fallen for the show's central figure Annie (Shenae Grimes) while still working things out with his popular girlfriend Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord). Playing a multidimensional character was a breath of fresh air for the Canadian actor, who played Ethan as an emotionally aware and sensitive athlete instead of the archetypal bully the jock role was commonly known for onscreen.<p>In real life, Milligan dated "90210" co-star Jessica Stroup. The show's success made the couple a paparazzi target, following them from movie premieres to Hollywood restaurants. Milligan stated in various interviews that he could not get used to all the attention and that he preferred daytime sports like skateboarding and going to the beach instead of being part of Tinseltown's nightlife scene.<p>The day after the show's premiere in September 2008, Milligan and his co-stars celebrated the announcement that "90210" became the highest-rated debut in The CW network's history. Not resting on the success of the show, the actor continued work in film, including the independent release "Eve" (2008), and the Mike Judge-directed comedy "Extract" (2009) with Mila Kunis and Ben Affleck.<p>In March 2009, The CW announced Milligan was not returning to "90210" the following season. It was reported that the actor's exit was due to producer Rebecca Rand Kirshner Sinclair's creative decision to make the second season significantly different from the first. It seemed fans of the show did not agree with the decision and rallied behind the actor all the way to his 2009 Teen Choice Award nomination for Choice TV Actor: Drama.