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Julia Roberts To Star In Feature Film About PTA Mom Framed For Drug Possession

Julia RobertsThe twisted tale of Orange County school parents’ revenge that spun out of control is coming to the screen. A feature film based on the Kelli Peters case, which has Julia Roberts attached to star and produce, is currently being shopped, and there are multiple bidders.

The film will be based on the book, which victim Kelli Peters wrote with Sam Rule (a pseudonym for a New York Times writer), “’I’ll Get You!’ Drugs, Lies, and the Terrorizing of a PTA Mom.” There is no screenwriter on board yet. Word is that frequent Roberts collaborator George Clooney and his Smoke House producing partner Grant Heslov are circling the project.

The book is described as the true story of an ordinary American woman who survived an evil conspiracy that turned her life upside down and shook her hometown to its core.

Kelli Peters was PTA president and volunteer at her daughter’ elementary school in Orange County, California. One day, another mom angrily accused her of keeping her son waiting during the afterschool pick-up. The confrontation led to the accuser and her husband, a power couple of attorneys, launching a campaign to ruin Peters’ life that included the demand for her dismissal from school volunteering, a lawsuit against her and ultimately her framing for drug possession by planing drugs in her car and reporting her to the police. Peters was arrested and investigated but the truth eventually came out and, after a five-year ordeal, Peters earlier tis year won $5.7 million-dollar civil judgment against the couple.

The book was published Sept. 2 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. The following day, there a feature about the case, Framed, in the LA Times by reporter Christopher Goffard.

The feature project is being shopped by CAA, which reps Roberts, Peters and the book. It is unclear yet whether the news article, repped by ICM Partners, will be used as source material.

Roberts has portrayed real-life women before, most famously activist Erin Brockovich, a role that earned her an Oscar.

 

Source: DL

Box Office: ‘Don’t Breathe’ Inhales $10 Million on Friday, Blows Away Competition

Dont BreatheThe horror genre proves to be frighteningly reliable this season as “Don’t Breathe” is the latest scary flick to have an impressive box office showing. The film, from Sony’s Screen Gems and Steve Bersch’s Stage 6 Films, earned $10 million on Friday at 3,051 locations, and is eyeing a $22 million opening weekend.

“Suicide Squad” will steal second place this weekend with about $11 million at 3,582 locations. The Warner Bros. film is in its fourth frame and has already earned well over $500 million worldwide.

Jason Statham will carry “Mechanic: Resurrection” to an opening of $7 million at 2,258 locations after earning $2.6 million on Friday. The film, about an assassin forced out of retirement, follows up on 2011’s “The Mechanic.” Specialty division Lionsgate Premiere is distributing the film, and is banking on success in the U.K. market.

After a $1 million Friday, “Southside with You” from Roadside Attractions and Miramax is projecting to finish with $3 million at 813 sites, while TWC’s boxing biopic “Hands of Stone” will open to about $2 million at 810 locations.

The third weekend of Sony’s “Sausage Party,” will consume a little over $7 million this weekend, putting it in third behind “Suicide Squad.” Laika’s animated “Kubo and the Two Strings” from Focus won $2 million in sales Friday, and will finish the weekend with about $7 million at 3,279 locations.

This strong opening for “Don’t Breathe” is especially successful considering its price tag of less than $10 million. It debuted at SXSW and screened at Comic-Con, and currently has an 87% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

“Don’t Breathe” is a horror-thriller about three robbers in Detroit who target a man who they think is blind and helpless, but turns out to be anything but. It is directed by Fede Alvarez and stars Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto and Stephen Lang.

Horror projects have shown an uncanny ability to draw crowds this year — New Line’s “The Conjuring 2” has earned over $100 million domestically and $320 million worldwide, while the same studio’s “Lights Out” has brought in a global sum of $111 million. Universal’s “The Purge: Election Year” also broke the $100 million milestone worldwide.

This all comes in a summer where flops are aplenty. “Ben-Hur,” the $100 million production that debuted last weekend to a dismal $11 million and change, while sequels and reboots like “Independence Day: Resurgence” and “Ghostbusters” have underperformed as well.

Source: VTY

 

Tips to plan a Beach Trip

Salida A La PlayaSuddenly the holidays arrive and the desire to go to the beach multiply. Dare to organize a trip to the beach with your friends for a great day in the sun, enjoying the waves

Quickly decide where and when. The idea is that being all fast go to a beach that is near the city. And if, for example, start talking trip on a Wednesday for Friday everything it must be confirmed to leave early Saturday.

Agree on the means of transport. If those who have cars are offered to lend terrific but reserve cash for tickets and search diligently for the fastest route and less crowded stops so as not to waste time.

Make the budget and establish what lead. They are always those offered to make appetizers, leading the cellars of his house, those who say they put cow for drinks. The idea is that we all spend little and enjoy the most.

Packaged light and only as needed. They will spend the day at the beach, they will not move city. So with a few changes of clothes, sunscreen, hat, towel, sunglasses, comfortable shoes ... In addition to their belongings such as documents, money and personal items.

Tips:

Do not forget to bring enough water to stay hydrated.

Arrive early to the beach to pick the best place.

Remember to pack a ball or racket for fun.

Be cautious and load a first-aid kit.

Source: TTM

Turkey and Cheese Baked Rolls

Rollos De PavoItalian "involtini" means literally rolls, and food can be prepared with vegetables, fish, meats, fruits and even as appetizers. Today, however, we leave you a simple, fast recipe and that hides an explosion of flavors in each bite. The star ingredients are turkey and cheese, one of the best duos in the kitchen.

What do you need?

3 turkey cutlets (reach 6 servings)

200 grams of cheese. You can choose from one cool white, like mozzarella and a creamy yellow or matured, like Gouda or Asiago.

30 grams of butter

Juice of one lemon

A bunch of herbs, made with parsley, rosemary and oregano.

1/3 cup white wine

Salt and pepper to taste

Step by Step

The secret of turkey rolls is in the thickness of the meat, which should be thin but not transparent, so that the filling does not spill. So with a kitchen mallet looks flattening the cutlets.

Then you cut them in half and deposítalas in a glass bowl. Add the lemon, salt, pepper and herbs. Refrigerate 30 to 45 minutes.

In a table, each extends Milan and in the center put some cheese. If you like, this is the point where adding another flavor. Olives, slices of ham or some sauteed onions.

Preheat oven to 175 °. While waiting to reach the temperature, fold each piece of turkey and cheese. Use a toothpick to determine the content and, finally, úntalas with butter.

Finally, pass them to a non-stick pan and sprinkle everything with white wine. Bake your turkey and cheese rolls for 20 minutes.

Tips:
Serve with a green salad to balance the dish.

Turkey rolls and cheese, as well as light, are versatile and can taste hot or cold.

 

Source: TGC

Best Places in the U.S. to Watch the Sunset

Best Places in the U.S. to Watch the SunsetHumans have long held a complex relationship with the sun. It's driven our evolutionary and cultural progression on manifold occasions, it's been the inspiration for art and song, and it's become the driving force in emerging industry. Every now and again, we find ourselves answering the call, looking to the sky during the hours before dusk to find the perfect spot to bid our star farewell. It's fortunate that in the U.S. we have such diverse and incredible landscapes that serve as a backdrop to this duty. In fact, there are so many wonderful spots to watch the sunset that it's impossible to pick favorites. Regardless, here are a few contenders you might want to consider.

Here are the best places in the U.S. to watch the sunset:

1. Grand Canyon, Arizona

The Grand Canyon is among the world's most breathtaking landmarks. It's no wonder that watching the sunset above the massive chasm carved by the winding Colorado river would be any less spectacular. And, standing in the right spot, you can watch the light give way as the sun dips down into the canyon, and watch it disappear into the earth as if were swallowed up by the river.

2. Bar Harbor, Maine

A popular tourist destination on the island of Mount Desert, the town of Bar Harbor is a popular tourist spot and former summer home for many among the super wealthy. You can stand practically anywhere on the island and get a great view, but peering from Bar Harbor into Frenchman Bay will most certainly give you a tremendous view of the setting sun. For an even better view, consider taking a sunset whale watching tour and find yourself in the midst of a panorama like you've never seen before.

3. Orcas Island, Washington

Another island on the list that also has whaling tours and a breathtaking sunset. Named for a Mexican Viceroy who sent an expedition into the Pacific Northwest, Orcas Island is located off the northwest coast of Washington state in the San Juan Islands. You can watch the sun go down over the awkwardly named Massacre Bay from the Howe Art Sculpture Park and Gallery or Moran State Park.

4. Mount Haleakala, Hawaii

Mount Haleakala is a massive volcano that makes up over three quarters of the Hawaiian island of Maui. There's a 30,000-acre national park here for visitors to wander through and take in the scenery. But Mount Haleakala is also known for its mesmerizing sunsets. Here, you can watch the sun disappear beneath the mist-soaked volcanic landscape, taking in the beauty of the surrounding natural world.

5. Empire State Building, New York, NY

The sun never sets on the American Empire, but it does set in New York, the financial, artistic and trade capital of the U.S. From the lofty heights atop the building that's almost synonymous with the city itself, you can watch the sun beat down over the steel and stone landscape that modernity has carved for us.

Fuente: Parachute

 

Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg Team With 'Silicon Valley' Writer for AI Comedy at FX

Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg Team With 'Silicon Valley' Writer for AI Comedy at FX'Singularity' has landed at the cable network with a pilot order after sparking a bidding war in May.

FX is going to the future with Preacher duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg as well as Silicon Valley's Sonny Lee.

Following a multiple-network bidding war, FX has handed out a pilot order to Singularity, a futuristic comedy written by Lee, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Based on an idea by Lee, the comedy is set in a future when artificial intelligence greatly surpasses human intelligence and resulting in profound changes to society. Because of its similar tone to Rogen and Goldberg's feature This Is The End, Lee reached out to the duo to come on board to produce via their Point Grey banner.

For Rogen and Goldberg, Singularity marks the duo's latest TV foray. It joins AMC's already renewed comic book adaptation Preacher as well as Hulu pilot Future Man.

For FX, meanwhile, Singularity joins a comedy pilot starring Cristin Milioti and Nina Pedrad as the cable network is poised to launch Pamela Adlon entry Better Things and Donald Glover vehicle Atlanta.

Fuente: VTY

Brad Pitt, David Fincher in Talks to Reunite for 'World War Z' Sequel

Brad Pitt, David Fincher in Talks to Reunite for 'World War Z' SequelThe sequel to zombie apocalypse thriller World War Z may yet come back to life.

The project recently lost director J.A. Bayona and, for all intents and purposes, looked like it was going to die on the vine. But producer Brad Pitt is looking to his Seven and Fight Club director David Fincher to potentially come in and rescue it.

Pitt, Paramount and Skydance have had meetings with Fincher to direct the follow-up, according to several sources.

It is unclear if a deal will be made, but Fincher is surprisingly open to the idea. The picky auteur tends to eschew the tentpole and sequel game, preferring to focus on original material or adaptation of elevated material, mostly of the gritty and grounded variety.

Fincher also has plenty of room on his schedule. The filmmaker has been spending time in TV land (he was a key player in House of Cards) but had two HBO series fall apart: Living on Video, about the early 1980s music video scene, and Utopia, which was to have starred Rooney Mara.

World War Z had its own production woes that were well chronicled, as helmer Marc Forster was sidelined as the third act of the movie was reconceived, rewritten and reshot. The intervention worked and the movie became a big hit, grossing $540 million worldwide. 

Fincher, who last directed Gone Girl, also worked with Pitt on The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Source: ET

Google Launches New Update For Docs, Sheets, and Slides

Google Launches New UpdateGoogle has plenty of apps and services on offer for Android users, ranging from applications such as Maps and Translate to the Google Drive suite including productivity tools such as Google Docs, Sheets, and Google Slides. Assuming that you count among the Android users who rely on Google’s productivity suite while on the road, you may be pleased to learn that this week the company in Mountain View has released new updates for Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides, allowing for better tables and charts in all three applications.

According to Google’s official blogpost discussing the latest changes, following the recent update users will be able to copy body of cells in Sheets and paste the content in Slides or Docs, with the transferred selection rendering “as a fully-formatted table, gridlines and all”. However, this feature will only work with selections of fewer than 400 cells, and any selections larger than 400 cells will be pasted in a tap-separated format. 

Additionally, Google mentions that the technology behind charts in Sheets has been improved, and thus after the update users “may notice small changes to the way your charts are drawn”. It should be noted that all three applications – Google Sheets, Docs, and Slides – need to be updated to the latest version in order for the new improvements to tables and charts to take effect. It’s also worth mentioning that the (small) changelog included with the latest update specifies that “bug fixes and performance improvements” have been introduced for all three applications. However, the exact nature of these fixes and improvements goes unmentioned, so they are primarily working under the hood.

The latest update to Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides arrives less than two months after the suite was updated to allow for easier last minute changes before printing a document. Even more recently – as in just a couple of weeks ago – Google released another major update for Docs, Slides, and Sheets, allowing for the use of add-ons from eight partners, with more add-ons expected to be released in the future. In closing, readers who may want to acquire or update Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets can refer to the source link below.

Source: AH

Mexican four cheese chicken nachos

Mexican four cheese chicken nachosYou can make restaurant-style chicken nachos at home using this simple recipe...and it only takes 15 minutes!

Ingredients   

6 cups tortilla chips

1 cup Pace Mexican Four Cheese Salsa con Queso

1 6 ounce Grilled Chicken Breast Strips, cut into bite-sized pieces

Directions

1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place the tortilla chips into a shallow baking dish. Spoon the salsa con queso over the chips. Top with the chicken.

2. Bake for 10 minutes or until the salsa con queso is hot.

Source: GC

Google wants to be your guide to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Google wants to be your guide to the 2016 Rio Olympic GamesNext week sees the start of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro. Enthusiasm for what should be the biggest event of the sporting calendar has been dampened by a myriad of issues, including crime, the zika virus, a hastily-built and entirely unliveable Olympic Village, and around two million tickets unsold.

But this hasn’t deterred Google. It has just announced a major update to its search product which will allow fans to follow the games closely.

All Killer, No Filler

This one’s different, trust us. Our new event for New York is focused on quality, not quantity.

Google can now tell you the national medal count, who won a particular competition, and the schedule of events. All you need to do is fire up the search engine on your laptop or mobile device, and type the name of the event or the athlete, or simply “rio 2016“.

On the Google App for iOS and Android, users can even register for push alerts to find out when an event has finished, or if a particular athlete has won a medal.

And if you can’t follow the proceedings on your television, YouTube will stream video highlights from broadcasters in over 60 different countries. It has also said that it will deploy 15 ‘top creators’, who will be livestreaming the events. It hasn’t said who they’ll be, though.

Google’s update isn’t live yet. That’ll likely happen on Friday, when the opening ceremony is scheduled to take place.

Source: TNW 

“Suicide Squad” Adds Key DC Character Weeks Before Release

“Suicide Squad” Adds Key DC Character Weeks Before ReleaseSpoiler Alert: Don't read further if you don't want to know about a key addition to Suicide Squad ...

How’s this for a news Flash: Due to a last-minute bout of filming, The Flash will be making an appearance in Suicide Squad, Warner Bros.’ heavily-hyped DC superhero movie that opens in one week, according to several sources.

Ezra Miller, who plays the hero, recently wrapped shooting a scene that will be inserted into the movie, which bows Aug. 5. It is unclear whether the scene was shot in April, when the movie underwent over a week of reshoots, or more recently.

Warners had no comment.

The scene, according to sources, will not be an end credit insert but in the movie itself.

Suicide Squad, which counts Will Smith, Jared Leto and Margot Robbie amongst its ensemble cast, already has enormous audience interest and is tracking to debut to a $125 million opening weekend, if not significantly higher.

But the fact that Warner Bros. added The Flash late in the process is a testament to how it sees the character as being integral to the DC Extended Universe and as a character who can tie many threads together.

Fans seem to be embracing Miller as that character, who is younger and less serious in tone than Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill) or Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot). It also highlights the studio's desire to cement an interlocking series of films to rival Marvel Studios' successful Avengers movies.

After the disappointing audience reaction to Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Warners sought to reshape the tone of Justice League, which began shooting just weeks after BvS opened and is set for a Nov. 17, 2017, release. The footage shown at San Diego Comic-Con included one-liners and a snappy tone lacking from BvS (and present in most of the Marvel Studios movies). And the key scene presented was Bruce Wayne recruiting Barry Allen, aka The Flash.

As opposed to the usual take on The Flash, who in comic book lore is generally portrayed as a forensic police officer, Justice League seems to be casting the character as a weird but funny loner who knows he needs friends and is in awe of the other superheroes. He seems to be acting as the audience’s eyes in the story, the human amongst the titans (even though he can stop time).

The scene shown to the Comic-Con faithful was funny and fresh, and the slow, crackling lightning around Allen received an enthusiastic response. Warners was taking notes.

The question now is whether or not The Flash, who can travel through time, will pop up in Wonder Woman.

Source: EW

 

¿Without flour; or sugar? Builds up this chocolate cake

¿Without flour; or sugar? Builds up this chocolate cakeCooking offers multiple benefits, including the opportunity to play with the ingredients of a recipe, letting it flow your culinary genius or repostero

With this recipe, you can prepare a delicious chocolate cake without flour, sugar and butter. Dare to try and surprise your family.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup oil.

1 cup cream of rice.

1 cup cornstarch.

1 cup cocoa powder.

1 cup of warm water.

1 cup of milk.

2 bananas (If you want it sweeter can add one more).

2 eggs.

3 tablespoons baking powder.

Cinnamon or vanilla to taste.

Preparation:

Shreds bananas and set aside.

Add spoonfuls of baking powder in warm water, stir and spread evenly on crushed bananas.

Une dry ingredients (cream of rice, cornstarch, cinnamon and cocoa), add them to the mixture of bananas and warm water.

Stir in oil, eggs and milk until well blended.

Bake at 180 ° C for 30-40min or until you enter the knife comes out clean.

Enjoy it!

Source: TGC

 

Box Office: “Star Trek Beyond” Blasts Off With $5.5 Million on Thursday

Box Office: “Star Trek Beyond” Blasts Off With $5.5 Million on ThursdayParamount’s “Star Trek Beyond” has launched impressively with $5.5 million in Thursday night preview showings at 3,100 U.S. locations.

New Line’s horror-thriller “Lights Out” debuted decently with $1.8 million on Thursday night and Fox’s animated comedy “Ice Age: Collision Course” opened with $850,000 from 2,858 locations.

About 20% of the “Star Trek Beyond” grosses came from 387 Imax screens, where it grossed $1.1 million. Paramount noted the Thursday night preview number is comparable to “Spectre,” which opened with $5.3 million in November and went on to post a $70.4 million opening weekend.

“Star Trek Beyond,” the third film in the rebooted sci-fi series, opens Friday at 3,928 sites and is expected to dominate weekend moviegoing with a solid $55 million, with some analysts projecting it could hit $60 million. That’s down from the $70.2 million launch of 2013’s “Star Trek Into Darkness” and the $75.2 million bow of 2009’s “Star Trek” — both directed by J.J. Abrams.

Justin Lin (“Fast & Furious 6”) directs the new film, which premiered at Comic-Con on Wednesday. It has a hefty $185 million production budget and brings back Chris Pine as Capt. Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Commander Spock, and Karl Urban as Dr. McCoy, with Idris Elba joining the franchise as a villainous alien commander.

Reviews for “Star Trek Beyond,” the 13th movie in the franchise, have been mostly positive with an 87% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

The film also marks one of the final appearances of Anton Yelchin, who portrayed Pavel Chekov in the rebooted films and died last month in a car accident. The film is dedicated to Yelchin and original “Star Trek” actor Leonard Nimoy, who passed away in 2015.

Fox is countering with the fifth iteration of its “Ice Age” franchise with “Ice Age: Collision Course” at 3,992 locations, where it is expected to pull in $25 million. The films follow a collection of Paleolithic creatures and feature vocal performances by the likes of Ray Romano, Simon Pegg, Queen Latifah, and Jennifer Lopez.

“Collision Course” cost $105 million to produce and should be quite profitable. The four films have taken in $2.8 billion worldwide with 2012’s “Continental Drift” taking in $877.2 million with 82% of that overseas. “Collision Course” has already grossed over $140 million internationally in 60 markets.

New Line Cinema’s “Lights Out,” which is about an evil spirit that haunts a family when the lights are out, is looking at an opening between $13 million to $15 million at 2,818 locations. “Lights Out” cost less than $5 million to produce.

A pair of holdovers will battle “Ice Age Collision Course” for second place — Illumination-Universal’s third weekend of “The Secret Life of Pets” and Sony’s second frame of “Ghostbusters.” “Pets” won last weekend with $50 million and has topped $225 million in less than two weeks while “Ghostbusters” hit $62 million in its first six days.

Source: VTY

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