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The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is currently filming out in L.A. this week, and host Jimmy Fallon decided to reminisce about his days of attending high school in Cali. Obviously, this means that Jimmy had to get the Saved By The Bell crew reunited (minus Screech and Lisa) for one amazing video.
Jimmy actually "attended" school at Bayside, in case you guys didn't know, so he was friends with Zach Morris and co. way back in the day. It's been 22 years since the group last walked the halls of Bayside together, but they all went back to Bayside High, Mr. Bellding included, to talk about the Valentine's Day dance and other important issues.
You have to see this video for yourself. WARNING: There is A.C. Slater in tight, black spandex:
A buff Mario Lopez. A nod to "I'm So Excited - I'm So Scared." A Zach Morris Time-Out. And a pregnant Kelly Kapowski? What else can you expect from a Jimmy Fallon inspired Saved By The Bell Reunion? It was perfection. We hope he does this weekly.
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Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's drama Me & Earl & The Dying Girl took home the top accolades at the 31st Sundance Film Festival awards, winning both the U. S. Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award in Utah on Saturday (31Jan15). The emotional movie, which is based on Jesse Andrews' 2013 novel of the same name, tells the tale of two student filmmakers who become friends with a young cancer patient.
The winner of the U.S. Grand Jury Prize for a documentary was filmmaker Crystal Moselle's The Wolfpack, which follows six brothers who are isolated from the outside world.
The awards mark the end of the annual Robert Redford founded festival, which closes on Sunday (01Feb15).
The full list of winners is:
U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic - Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Directing Award: U.S. Dramatic - Robert Eggers, The Witch
Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: U.S. Dramatic - Tim Talbott, The Stanford Prison Experiment
U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Collaborative Vision - Advantageous
U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Excellence in Editing - Lee Haugen, Dope
U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Excellence in Cinematography - Brandon Trost, The Diary of a Teenage Girl
U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary - The Wolfpack
Directing Award: U.S. Documentary - Matthew Heineman, Cartel Land
U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Cinematography - Matthew Heineman, Cartel Land
U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Break Out First Feature - Lyric R. Cabral, David Felix Sutcliffe, (T)ERROR
U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Verite Filmmaking - Bill Ross, Turner Ross, Western
U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Social Impact - Marc Silver, 3½ MINUTES
Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize - The Stanford Prison Experiment
World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary - The Russian Woodpecker
Directing Award: World Cinema Documentary - Kim Longinotto, Dreamcatcher
World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Editing - Jim Scott, How To Change The World
World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Impact - Pervert Park
World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Unparalleled Access - Pervert Park
World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic - Slow West
Directing Award: World Cinema Dramatic - Alante Kavaite, The Summer of Sangaile
World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting - Regina Case and Camila Merdila, The Second Mother
World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting - Jack Reynor, Glassland
World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Cinematography - Germain McMicking, Partisan
Audience Award: NEXT, Presented by Adobe - James White
Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary - Dark Horse
Audience Award: World Cinema Dramatic - Umrika
Audience Award: U.S. Documentary, Presented by Acura - Meru
Audience Award: U.S. Dramatic, Presented by Acura - Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Short Film Grand Jury Prize - World of Tomorrow
Short Film Jury Award: US Fiction - SMILF
Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction - Oh Lucy!
Short Film Jury Award: Non-fiction - The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul
Short Film Jury Award: Animation - Storm hits jacket
Short Film Special Jury Award for Acting - Back Alley
Short Film Special Jury Award for Visual Poetry - Object
Dame Judi Dench is planning to go under the needle to get a new tattoo to mark her 80th birthday. The Bond star reached the milestone on 9 December (15), and she is planning to have an Indian symbol inked on her skin to celebrate becoming an octogenarian.
Dench tells Britain's Good Housekeeping magazine, "I am tempted to have a tattoo to mark my birthday. (My daughter) is very keen on me having one. There's an Indian symbol I like, which supposedly represents life and love and everything. One of the cameramen who worked on (2011 movie) The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel told me what it meant, but I am a bit nervous in case I am being set up. It might be unbelievably rude."
Dench previously hit headlines by baring her bottom to movie mogul Harvey Weinstein at an industry party and flashing a fake tattoo of his name.
Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg has hit back at critics who have suggested he does not deserve to be pardoned for a 1988 assault conviction, insisting the move is part of his rehabilitation. The Departed star was just 16 years old when he was jailed for 45 days for attacking two Vietnamese men, and he recently filed a petition asking officials in Massachusetts to wipe the felony charge from his record.
The pardon request has sparked outrage among a number of critics, including a woman who claims Wahlberg and his friends pelted her and her African-American schoolmates with rocks during a field trip in 1986, and retired Massachusetts prosecutor Judith Beals, who pursued that case against him.
Wahlberg has now hit back at those who are opposing his request, telling Britain's The Times newspaper that he is seeking the pardon for personal reasons rather than financial or professional gain.
He tells the publication, "It does bother me a bit that people say, 'Oh, now that he's a successful celebrity, he feels entitled to a clean slate.' This is my life... Hopefully I've done enough to be given a second chance and if not, it doesn't change how much work I'm going to put into what I'm doing (with work)..."
The actor goes on to reveal he felt huge relief when one of the victims in the assault case offered his forgiveness, adding, "Imagine the weight lifted off of my shoulders when this guy came out and said that he forgave me and that I wasn't responsible for his eye injury."
A group of Hispanic women have come to the defence of actress Rosie Perez after learning producers at U.S. TV show The View allegedly questioned her intelligence behind the scenes. The collective, calling themselves #YoSoyRosie, has taken issue with disparaging remarks made against co-host Perez, who stepped away from the show last month (Dec14) to concentrate on a Broadway project.
The group of woman came together after a The View source recently told the New York Daily News that the Latina star is "not the sharpest tool in the box", while another insider told Variety, "Ms. Perez can't read a TelePrompTer."
In a letter, obtained by TMZ.com, the #YoSoyRosie activists write: "Questioning a woman's intelligence is an old stereotype that is sexist and in this case also racist... When you disparage the only Latina on The View, you disparage all Latinas."
The group features New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and New York Secretary of State Lorraine Cortes-Vazquez.
A woman who was injured by Mark Wahlberg as a schoolgirl is opposing an appeal to grant the actor a pardon for his assault conviction in the 1980s. The Hollywood star has filed a petition asking officials in Massachusetts to wipe a 1988 felony charge from his record, claiming he is a different person to who he was at 16 years old, when was jailed for 45 days for attacking two Vietnamese men.
Two years earlier in 1986, Wahlberg and a group of friends were slapped with a civil rights injunction for allegedly throwing rocks and yelling insults at a group of black school children during a field trip, and one of the girls, now 38, has urged officials to deny his request.
Kristyn Atwood, who claims she was scarred by a rock during the incident, tells the Associated Press, "I don't think he should get a pardon... I don't really care who he is. It doesn't make him any exception... For him to want to erase it I just think it's wrong... It... should be on his record forever."
Wahlberg's request has created a stir on both sides - thousands have signed a petition urging state officials to block it, while one of his Vietnamese victims, Johnny Trinh, publicly stated that he believes the actor "deserves another chance".
The prosecutor who worked on the rock case, Judith Beals, recently wrote an article for a local newspaper opposing the pardon.
A prosecutor who pursued a case against Mark Wahlberg as a teenager has urged officials in Massachusetts not to pardon the Hollywood actor for an assault conviction in the 1980s. The Departed star spent 45 days in jail for beating up two Vietnamese men in separate incidents in his hometown of Dorchester, Massachusetts when he was 16, and he has filed a petition with state officials in a bid to have the 1988 felony charge removed from his record.
However, former assistant attorney general Judith Beals, who pursued a case against Wahlberg two years before his assault conviction, has written an article for a local newspaper urging officials not to pardon the star.
Beals won a civil rights injunction against Wahlberg and several of his friends after they allegedly threw rocks and yelled insults at a group of black school children during a field trip in 1986, and she insists the actor failed to heed the "stern warning" over his behaviour.
She writes in a piece for the Boston Globe, "Sometimes, wiping the slate clean is not the right thing to do... I prosecuted Wahlberg for his actions 26 years ago when I was an assistant attorney general. Now, as a private citizen, I see no reason why that history should be erased from the public record through a pardon... (Although Wahlberg) was not criminally prosecuted for his actions (in 1986). Instead, we secured a civil rights injunction - a court order - that essentially amounted to a stern warning: if you do this again, you will go to prison...
"In the 13 years I served in the attorney general's office, I recall only one instance of a defendant violating a civil rights injunction - Mark Wahlberg... I'm glad Mark Wahlberg has turned his life around... But a public pardon is an extraordinary public act... On this, I am not sold... Wahlberg's status as a 'role model to troubled youth' would not be helped by a public pardon, as he claims. In fact, a formal public pardon would highlight all too clearly that if you are white and a movie star, a different standard applies. Is that really what Wahlberg wants?"
Tragic singer Amy Winehouse and late Hollywood legend Dame Elizabeth Taylor are to have their life stories preserved for posterity as part of a national biography record in the U.K. The two stars will be among 223 notable figures, who all died before the end of 2011, who will be added to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Baker Street hitmaker Gerry Rafferty is also on the list, along with the now notorious Sir Jimmy Savile, the disgraced British DJ who was unmasked as a serial child abuser following his death in 2011.
Officials behind the list have been forced to defend their inclusion of Savile alongside stars considered to be national treasures.
Editor David Cannadine says, "The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is not a collection of the 'great and good' but a record of people who left their mark on national life, for good or ill. The DNB has always included criminals, particularly those whose crimes led to sustained debate on matters of public protection, as in the case of Jimmy Savile."
Actor Columbus Short has been ordered to stand trial in his felony battery case. The former Scandal star has pleaded not guilty to assaulting Felton Hyche III during an altercation in March (14) in Los Angeles.
In August (14), a bench warrant was issued for his arrest when the actor was a no-show at a mandatory hearing because he was already behind bars in Los Angeles County jail for skipping a court date in a separate domestic violence case involving his estranged wife Tanee McCall-Short.
He became a wanted man again in October (14) after he was kicked off a flight from Atlanta, Georgia to Los Angeles, where he had been due to face another hearing.
After being ordered to remain in California earlier this month (Dec14), Superior Court Commissioner Mark Zuckman told Short on Tuesday (23Dec14) to stand trial for the charges despite his lawyer's arguments he was acting in self defence.
An arraignment has been scheduled for 6 January (15).
If convicted, he faces up to four years in prison.
If there's one thing we've learned throughout the years, it's that it just isn't Christmas until we've watched a slew of movies putting us in the mood. Nobody puts us in the mood quite like the Brits do. It makes sense, considering the king of the Christmas story, Charles Dickens, is British too. Don't believe us when we say the British do it better? Take a look:
Not the only Dickens adaptations on this list, this musical adaptation has the distinction of toting a Golden Globe. Albert Finney won the statue for his turn as the titular Ebenezor Scrooge in this film that your kids will probably love.
Love Actually (2003)
Every British actor, almost ever, is in this movie: Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley, Bill Nighy, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Martin Freeman, The Walking Dead's Andrew Lincoln, and even The Maze Runner's Thomas Brodie-Sangster. The film follows eight different couples as they all work out their love lives during the Christmas season. It's so good that you'll love it without questioning its morality (we're looking at you, Keira Knightley and Andrew Lincoln). It's simply not the holiday season until you've watched this movie at least once. We recommend weekly viewings.
The Holly and the Ivy (1952)
This underrated classic, named for the traditional British Christmas carol and adapted from the Wynyard Browne play, has more to offer than meets the eye. A clergyman who neglected his children has his issues come to the surface during Christmas. The film poses questions about life and the meaning of the holiday in a way that's notedly part Chekhov and part comedy of manners.
Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
We're not really into the idea of 'spirit animals,' but if we had one, it would take the form of Bridget Jones. Though this movie isn't technically a holiday movie, the film's premise is fixed on Bridget's New Years' resolution, so it'll help you gear up for that. Plus, Colin Firth wears an ugly Christmas sweater AND plays Mark Darcy, in a nod to his Mr. Darcy days of Pride and Prejudice (the film is a modern adaptation of the Austen novel). It's hilarious and will be your best friend anytime you feel lonely this holiday season. Trust us.
Arthur Christmas (2011)
Santa's clumsy son tries to save one girl's Christmas after realizing his father failed to deliver her gift. Arthur Claus sets off on his mission with his grandfather, a rebellious elf, and a team of reindeer in this funny and enjoyable movie. It's a Golden Globe nominated fresh take on the holiday premise, thanks to its high-tech Santa Claus.
An enormous bag of money falls into the hands of a little boy just days before England converts to the Euro (what?). The Euro part might sound a bit strange, but the Danny Boyle-directed film works on multiple levels. It's enjoyable for kids and adults alike. It'll leave you feeling great about mankind, and that's in the spirit of Christmas after all, isn't it?
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
If your kids didn't love the Albert Finney Dickens adaptation, there's always this version, with Michael Caine playing Scrooge along with The Muppets. Kermit the Frog plays Scrooge's business partner, Bob Cratchit. It may not be the best version of the story, but it'll make you laugh and it'll warm your heart. It's also a great way to introduce kids to the classic Dickens tale!
The Holiday (2006)
The Holiday is the sort of movie that's so good, it's perfectly acceptable to watch all year long. At least, we do. Kate Winslet's performance as a woman with a mean case of unrequited love gives us all the feels. She switches houses with unlucky-in-love Cameron Diaz, and along come Jack Black and Jude Law to sweep the ladies (and the viewers) off their feet. Pour a glass (or a bottle) of wine, and enjoy this movie, whether it's the holiday season or not.