Kelly Kamalelehua Preston is an American actress and former model. She has appeared in more than sixty television and film productions, most notably including Mischief and Jerry Maguire, she is married to John Travolta, with whom she collaborated on the science fiction film Battlefield Earth. She starred in the films The Cat in the Hat, Old Dogs, Broken Bridges. Kelly Kamalelehua Smith was born in Hawaii, her mother Linda was an administrator of a mental health center. Her father, who worked for an agricultural firm, drowned, her mother subsequently married a personnel director. He adopted Preston, she used his name from the beginning of her acting career until 1984, she has Chris Palzis. As a child, Preston lived in Iraq, Australia, where she attended Pembroke School in Adelaide, she attended Punahou School in Honolulu, studied drama and theater at the University of Southern California. While living in Australia, Preston was discovered at 16 by a fashion photographer who helped her get work in commercials and other small parts.
He arranged her first film audition for the role of Emmeline in The Blue Lagoon, which she lost to the younger Brooke Shields. At that time she changed her last name to Preston, her first prominent film roles came in 1985—first as Marilyn McCauley in romantic comedy teen flick Mischief. Other notable roles included SpaceCamp, Twins with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, Avery Bishop in Jerry Maguire with Tom Cruise, Jane Aubrey in For Love of the Game with Kevin Costner and Kate Newell in Holy Man with Eddie Murphy and Jeff Goldblum. In 1997, she starred in Nothing to Lose, which co-starred Tim Robbins and Martin Lawrence, although Lawrence and Preston didn't receive screen credit. Preston played the girlfriend of her husband John Travolta's character "Terl" in the 2000 film Battlefield Earth, received "Worst Supporting Actress" at the 21st Golden Raspberry Awards for her role in the film. In 2005, she appeared as the protagonist's flying, superhero mother in the film Sky High. In 2004, Preston was in the Maroon 5 music video "She Will Be Loved", which featured a love triangle and romantic scenes between Preston and Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine.
In 2007, Preston appeared in the crime thriller Death Sentence, in which she played Helen Hume, the wife of Kevin Bacon's character Nick. In 2008, she was cast in a television pilot called Suburban Shootout, had a short term recurring role in Medium. In 2008, Preston starred in the Lifetime movie The Tenth Circle, directed by Peter Markle, it was shot in Nova Scotia and featured Ron Eldard, Brittany Robertson, Michael Riley, Jamie Johnston and Geordie Brown. Preston has been a spokeswoman for Neutrogena since 2005, appearing in its television ads. Preston was married to actor Kevin Gage from 1985 until their divorce in 1987, she had a relationship with George Clooney. She was engaged to Charlie Sheen in 1990, but ended the relationship shortly after he shot her in the arm. In a 2011 interview with TMZ, Preston claimed. Preston first met John Travolta in 1987 while filming The Experts, they married in 1991, traveling to Paris on an Air France Concorde for a wedding ceremony at the Hotel de Crillon on September 5, 1991.
However, a second ceremony was required because the first, performed by a French Scientology minister, was considered invalid. The second ceremony took place on September 12 in Florida. Preston and Travolta have had three children: son Jett, daughter Ella Bleu, a second son. Preston's son Jett Travolta was described as suffering from Kawasaki disease as an infant and had a history of seizures. In 2003, Preston appeared on The Montel Williams Show to promote L. Ron Hubbard's Purification Rundown, which she credited with helping her son. On January 2, 2009, Jett Travolta died, his death was attributed to a seizure. In September 2009, Travolta and Preston confirmed longstanding speculations when they testified that their son had autism and suffered regular seizures; this revelation came during their testimony at the trial resulting from an extortion attempt related to their son's death. On January 23, 2009, three people were arrested in the Bahamas in connection with a multimillion-dollar extortion plot against Travolta and Preston concerning the circumstances of their son's death.
One of the men, Obie Wilchcombe, a member of the Bahamian Parliament and former Bahamian Minister of Tourism, was described as a "close friend" of Travolta and Preston. Two others involved were an EMT named Tarino Lightbourne and a Bahamian senator named Pleasant Bridgewater. Bridgewater was charged with abetment to extort and conspiracy to extort and resigned from the Senate as a result of the allegations; the first trial ended in a mistrial. After a second jury had been selected, the Travoltas elected to drop the case and all charges against the defendants were dismissed. Kelly Preston on IMDb Kelly Preston at AllMovie Kelly Preston at Rotten Tomatoes
The Stepford Wives (2004 film)
The Stepford Wives is a 2004 American science-fiction horror comedy film. It was directed by Frank Oz from a screenplay by Paul Rudnick and stars Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Bette Midler, Christopher Walken, Faith Hill and Glenn Close; the film is a remake of the 1975 film of the same title. The remake grossed $102,000,000 worldwide on a $90,000,000 budget. Joanna Eberhart is a successful reality television executive producer, whose career ends due to a controversial show. With her husband Walter and their two children, she moves from Manhattan to Stepford, a quiet Fairfield County, suburb. Joanna becomes friends with Bobbie Markowitz, a writer and recovering alcoholic, Roger Bannister, a flamboyant gay man who has moved to town with his long-time partner, Jerry. Joanna and Roger witness an incident in which Sarah Sunderson, violently dances and collapses. Joanna argues with Walter about the incident with Sarah, he tells her that her children know her, their marriage is falling apart, she is so domineering that people want to kill her.
Walter tries to walk out of their marriage but Joanna appeases him by trying to fit in with the other Stepford wives. Joanna tries to become a housewife. Joanna and Roger go to Sarah's home to check up on her. Sarah has left the door open and they hear her upstairs, screaming in ecstasy while having sex with her husband; as they scramble to sneak out, they find a remote control labeled SARAH. They do not notice that pressing a button causes Sarah's breasts to enlarge and makes her walk backwards robotically, they run away to Bobbie's messy, disorderly home. Roger confides to them that he and his husband are having marital issues and went to Stepford to get better like Bobbie and their husbands; the Stepford women appear vapid and shallow. In the men's association, Walter tells the other husbands, they show Walter. Joanna and Bobbie sneak into the men's association to spy on the husbands, they are caught by Roger. Roger tells them that there is nothing wrong and the women leave; the next day Joanna and Bobbie discover Roger's favorite flamboyant clothes, a photo of Orlando Bloom in the trash.
Jerry tells them to meet them in town hall and they see Roger running for Senator, with a bland, conventional look and conformist personality. Joanna wants to leave and Walter agrees with her, saying that they will go the next day. At night, a robo-dog gives her a remote with her name. Joanne goes into Walter's study and discovers that all the Stepford wives were once working women in high power positions and that a champion terrier vanished and is believed to be the robo-dog; the next day, Joanne visits Bobbie and she notices. Bobbie is now blond, dressed in a Sunday dress, blends with the other Stepford wives. Bobbie says that she is a whole new person and the most important thing is her cookbook. While telling Joanna that she can help her change, Bobbie puts her hand over the stove's burner and does not notice. Joanna wants to leave and calls the camp for her kids but she finds out that they were taken by Walter, she goes back to the men's association and finds that in her family picture she now looks like a Stepford wife.
Walter has gathered with the other husbands and confesses that after marrying Joanna, he has felt undermined and all the husbands feel the same. Mike shows how they turn them into Stepford wives; the men corner Joanna and Walter and force them toward the transformation room, but before Joanna enters, she makes a final appeal by asking whether the new wives mean it when they tell their husbands that they love them. The next scene shows all of the Stepford wives, including Joanna, now blond and dressed in a Sunday dress, in the grocery. With Joanna and Walter as the guests of honor, Stepford hosts a formal ball. During the festivities, Joanna distracts Mike and entices him into the garden while Walter slips away. Walter returns to the transformation room where he destroys the software that makes the women obedient. Walter returns to the ball. Walter reveals that Joanna never received the microchip implant because her argument during the struggle had won him over. Out of his love for and loyalty to the human being he married, he joined her plan to infiltrate Stepford with her pretending to be a cyborg.
Mike threatens Walter, but before Mike can attack, Joanna hits Mike with a candlestick, decapitating him and revealing that he is a robot, not partially biological. Claire explains that she created Stepford because she, was a bitter, career-minded woman; when she discovered that Mike was having an affair with her research assistant, she murdered them in a jealous rage. When Joanna wonders aloud why Claire did not make the men into cyborgs, she replies that she planned to turn the whole community into cyborgs. Claire electrocutes herself by kissing Mike's severed robotic head. Six months Larry King is interviewing Joanna and Roger, with Walter in attendance, they have all met with success.
True Blood is an American dark fantasy horror television series produced and created by Alan Ball and based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries, a series of novels by Charlaine Harris. The series revolves around Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic waitress living in the rural town of Bon Temps, Louisiana. Two years after the invention of a synthetic blood branded “Tru Blood,” vampires are able to "come out of the coffin" and allow their presence to be known to mankind. Now they are struggling for equal rights and assimilation, while anti-vampire organizations begin to gain power. Sookie's world is turned upside down when she falls in love with 173-year-old vampire Bill Compton and for the first time must navigate the trials and terrors of intimacy and relationships; the show was broadcast on the premium cable network HBO, in the United States, was produced by HBO in association with Ball's production company, Your Face Goes Here Entertainment. The series premiered on September 7, 2008 and concluded on August 24, 2014, comprising seven seasons and 80 episodes.
The first five seasons received positive reviews, both nominations and wins for several awards, including a Golden Globe and an Emmy. The fictional universe depicted in the series is premised on the notion that vampires exist, unbeknownst to the majority of humans until two years before the series premiere, when the creation of synthetic blood by Japanese scientists, which eliminated vampires' need for human blood to survive, allowed vampires to "come out of the coffin" and reveal their existence to the world. E-1 This so-called "Great Revelation" has split vampires into two camps: those who wish to integrate into human society by campaigning for citizenship and equal rights,E-1 and those who think human-vampire co-existence is impossible, because it conflicts with the inherently predatory and violent nature of vampires, it has caused similar divisions amongst non-vampires. Throughout the series, other supernatural creatures are introduced, among them shapeshifters, faeries, a maenad; the series revolves around a telepathic human-faerie hybrid known as a halfling.
Sookie is a waitress at Merlotte's Bar and Grill, owned by Sam Merlotte in the small Louisiana town of Bon Temps. Sam is a shapeshifter. Other characters include Bill Compton, a 173-year-old vampire who has returned to Bon Temps to take up residence in his former home following the death of his last remaining relative; the show explores several contemporary issues such as the struggle for equal rights and violence against minorities and homosexuals, the problems of drug addiction, the power of faith and religion, the control/influence of the media, the quest for identity, the importance of family. Series creator Alan Ball had worked with the cable channel HBO on Six Feet Under, which ran for five seasons. In October 2005, after Six Feet Under wrapped, Ball signed a two-year agreement with HBO to develop and produce original programming for the network. True Blood became the first project under the deal after Ball became acquainted with Charlaine Harris' Southern Vampire Mystery books. One day, while early for a dental appointment, Ball was browsing through a Barnes & Noble bookshop and came across Dead Until Dark, the first installment in Harris' series.
He read the entries that followed and became interested in "bringing vision to television". However, Harris had two other adaptation options for the books, she said she chose to work with him, because " really'got' me. That's. I just felt that he understood what I was doing with the books." The project's hour-long pilot was ordered concurrently with the finalization of the aforementioned development deal, was written and produced by Ball. Cast members Paquin and Trammell were announced in February 2007 and Moyer on in April; the pilot was shot in the early summer of 2007 and was ordered to series in August, at which point Ball had written several more episodes. Production on the series began that fall, with Brook Kerr, who portrayed Tara Thornton in the original pilot, replaced by Rutina Wesley. Two more episodes of the series had been filmed before the 2007-08 Writers Guild of America strike shut down production of the 12-episode first season until February 2008; that September, after only the first two episodes of the series had aired, HBO placed an order for a second season of 12 episodes, with production scheduled to commence in January 2009 for a summer premiere.
True Blood's Emmy-nominated title sequence is composed of portrayals of the show's Deep South setting, runs to "Bad Things" by Jace Everett, although the original featurette was created around the Jennifer Herrema song "RadTimesXpress". Conceptually, the sequence was constructed around the idea of "the whore in the house of prayer" by intermingling contradictory images of sex and religion and displaying them from the point of view of "a supernatural, predatory creature observing human beings from the shadows..." Ideas o
The Good Wife
The Good Wife is an American legal and political drama television series that aired on CBS from September 22, 2009, to May 8, 2016. It focuses on Alicia Florrick, the wife of the Cook County State's Attorney who returns to her career in law after the events of a public sex and political corruption scandal involving her husband; the series was created by Robert and Michelle King and stars Julianna Margulies, Josh Charles, Christine Baranski, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Alan Cumming, features Chris Noth in a recurring role. The executive producers are Ridley Scott, Charles McDougall, David W. Zucker; the Good Wife is a serialized show featuring several story arcs that play out over multiple episodes, as well as stand-alone storylines that are concluded by the end of each episode. The serial plots—a rarity on CBS, a network where most of the programming at that time was procedural—were showcased in its praised fifth season; the Good Wife won numerous prestigious awards, including five Emmys and the 2014 Television Critics Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in Drama.
The performances of the show's cast have been recognized, with Julianna Margulies' role as Alicia Florrick receiving significant praise. The show has received wide acclaim for its insight on social media and the internet in society and law, it is considered by several critics to be network television's "last great drama", producing full 22-episode seasons while other acclaimed dramas produce only 6 to 13 episodes per season. CBS announced on February 2016, that the show was ending with its seventh season; the final episode aired on May 8, 2016. The series focuses on Alicia Florrick, whose husband Peter, the former Cook County, Illinois State's Attorney, has been jailed following a notorious political corruption and sex scandal. After having spent the previous 13 years as a stay-at-home mother, Alicia returns to the workforce as a litigator to provide for her two children. Writers Michelle and Robert King wanted to create a series that focused on the wife of a high-profile politician following a public sex scandal.
They got the idea after they observed prominent American scandals of this nature, such as those involving President Bill Clinton and North Carolina Senator John Edwards. The image of a wife standing silently beside her husband as he publicly admits to his sexual or political misconduct had become cliché, according to Robert King; this image led the Kings to question why these women stood by their husbands, as well as to wonder about the events that followed on that initial announcement. They were further intrigued by the fact that many of the wives were lawyers who had halted their personal careers for the sake of their husbands' professional ambitions; the actual idea for the series was first postulated in the weeks following the Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal of 2008. As Michelle King, explains: You know, what's interesting about a lot of these political scandals is that the women are lawyers, too. Hillary is a lawyer. Elizabeth Edwards is a lawyer. I think; that is, we knew she had to go back to work, we had so many female lawyers to draw on.
The series was created by Michelle and Robert King, who serve as executive producers and show runners. The pair had produced the short-lived legal drama In Justice that aired as a mid-season replacement in early 2006; the creators had worked extensively in feature films. Scott Free productions helped to finance The Good Wife and Ridley Scott, Tony Scott and David W. Zucker are credited as executive producers. Executive producer Dee Johnson added television writing experience to the team. Charles McDougall was the pilot's other executive producer. McDougall had enjoyed success as the director of the pilot for Desperate Housewives. All seven executive producers returned when a full series was ordered and they were joined by executive producer Brooke Kennedy. McDougall left the crew after executive producing the second episode; the series is produced by Bernadette Caulfield who had worked on the HBO polygamy drama Big Love. Several new producers were added to the crew. Angela Amato Velez joined the crew as a consulting producer and writer bringing legal experience from her careers as a police officer and legal aid attorney and writing experience from the police dramas Third Watch and Southland.
Todd Ellis Kessler, who had completed production on The Unit, had worked on legal drama The Practice, joined the staff as a co-executive producer and writer. Ted Humphrey served as a supervising producer and writer and as co-executive producer and writer. Corinne Brinkerhoff completed the production team as a co-producer. Brinkerhoff had worked as a writer and story editor on Boston Legal. David W. Zucker is an executive producer on the show, having been nominated for four Primetime Emmys and one PGA Award, his credits included Judging Amy, The Pillars of the Earth, Law Dogs. Authenticity of plot and characters was achieved through the use of script consultants, including Karen Kessler, a founding member and president of Evergreen Partners Inc. a public relations and events planning firm. Alicia Florrick: The wife of Peter, a disgraced State's Attorney, she returns to work as a junior litigator at the law firm Stern, Lockhart & Gardner, through her old law school friend Will Gardner, for whom she has feelings.
Having spent so many years as "the good wife", Alicia finds herself at the bottom of the career
James Vasquez known as Pedro James Vasquez, is an American actor and director. Vasquez is from Escondido, United States, he graduated from Escondido High School in 1990 and from New York City's Juilliard School in 1994. At Juilliard he was a member of the Drama Division's Group 23, which included Carrie Preston, he is a cousin of actor Randy Vasquez, who grew up in Escondido. He is of Mexican ancestry; as an actor, Vasquez has appeared off Broadway with The Public Theater in New York City, at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, in the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. In 2004, he co-founded Daisy 3 Pictures with Carrie Preston. Vasquez had his screen writing debut with the 2005 feature film 29th and Gay, which he starred in, he edited the 2007 short film Feet of Clay, wrote and directed the 2008 film Ready? OK!. James Vasquez on IMDb James Vasquez at the Internet Off-Broadway Database
Woman Wanted is a 1999 film directed by Kiefer Sutherland. It is based on a novel by Joanna Glass, who wrote the screenplay, it stars Sutherland, Holly Hunter, Michael Moriarty, Sutherland's mother, Shirley Douglas. The story is about a woman who works as a housekeeper for his adult son. Kiefer Sutherland as Wendell Goddard Holly Hunter as Emma Riley Michael Moriarty as Richard Goddard Carrie Preston as Monica Allegra Fulton as Gracie Shirley Douglas as Peg Sean McCann as Kevin It was filmed in Winnipeg, Manitoba. One of the notable features of the film is that "Alan Smithee" is listed as one of the directors, meaning Sutherland disowned the project, it was the last film to use the Alan Smithee credit, discontinued in 2000. It won two awards. Woman Wanted on IMDb Woman Wanted at Rotten Tomatoes Woman Wanted at AllMovie