Andrea Kay "Missi" Pyle is an American actress and singer. She has appeared in several films, including the award-winning films The Artist, Galaxy Quest, DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, Big Fish, 50 First Dates and the Chocolate Factory, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, Gone Girl, she has appeared in various television roles, on shows such as Mad About You, Heroes, Two and a Half Men, Frasier, My Name Is Earl, 2 Broke Girls, Jennifer Falls, Mom. She was half of Smith & Pyle, a country rock band, with actress Shawnee Smith, she appeared in the music video for Foo Fighters' single "Run" as a nurse. Pyle, the youngest daughter of Linda and Frank Pyle, was born in Houston and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, she has two older sisters and Julie. Pyle attended the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, graduated in 1995. For her achievements, Pyle was honored by the Poplar Pike Playhouse at her alma mater Germantown High School in Germantown, Tennessee. Pyle has guest starred on many television shows, including Heroes, Mad About You, Boston Legal, The Sarah Silverman Program, 2 Broke Girls.
She started her film career with a minor role in As Good as It Gets, starring Helen Hunt and Jack Nicholson. After her breakout role in Galaxy Quest, she had supporting roles in Bringing Down the House and the Pussycats, Home Alone 4, Big Fish, Along Came Polly, Soul Plane and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, she was the female lead in BachelorMan. She appears in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, she had a brief appearance in 50 First Dates and starred in A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song. Pyle played Jake's Elementary School teacher Ms. Pasternak on a Half Men; the role was recast in 2009 for undisclosed reasons, but Pyle returned to the series in the same role in 2011 and again in the series finale "Of Course He's Dead" in 2015. In 2008, Missi starred in the Broadway play Boeing-Boeing opposite Christine Baranski, Mark Rylance, Greg Germann, Paige Davis and Rebecca Gayheart; the play closed in January 2009. Pyle was scheduled to ring the closing bell for the trading day at the New York Stock Exchange on September 29, 2008 to promote Boeing-Boeing, but backed out minutes before the close of trading in order to not associate herself with ending a calamitous day of financial turmoil which resulted in the Dow Jones Industrial Average losing 778 points, the largest point loss in a session in the wake of the global financial crisis of September–October 2008.
She watched from the floor as an NYSE staffer pushed the button and gaveled the end of trading instead. She was part of a country music group with actress Shawnee Smith called Pyle; the two actresses met. The band started after Smith invited Pyle to join her in attending the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. While stuck in traffic, Pyle talked about her dream to be a rock star and Smith agreed to form a band with her, their first album, "It's OK to Be Happy", was released digitally through iTunes and Amazon.com in July 2008. The debut album was recorded in Joshua Tree, California at Rancho de la Luna and was produced by Chris Goss; the two actresses have become business partners and formed their own record label called Urban Prairie Records, under which "It's OK to be Happy" was released. According to an interview Smith did with pretty-scary.net in August 2008, a Smith & Pyle television or webisode series might be in the works. Smith mentioned the idea of a series on Fangoria radio with Dee Snider.
There are 3 videos posted on YouTube that show the making of the record. They have a 10-minute "making of" video on Vimeo called Smith & Pyle: Desert Sessions. Pyle was married to author Antonio Sacre from 2000 to 2005. Pyle married naturalist Casey Anderson on September 12, 2008; the wedding took place in Montana. Wedding guests included comedian Steve Agee. Anderson's pet grizzly bear, served as his best man in the ceremony. Pyle and Anderson appeared in "Grizzly Dogs", the October 22, 2010 episode of Dog Whisperer, in which they sought the help of Cesar Millan to rehabilitate their dog. Pyle confirmed their breakup in 2013; the drag queen "Pissi Myles" is named after her. It's OK to Be Happy, Smith & Pyle "One Night Stand", Smith & Pyle "Rafael", Smith & Pyle Missi Pyle on IMDb Missi Pyle at the Internet Broadway Database Missi Pyle at the Internet Off-Broadway Database
A boy band is loosely defined as a vocal group consisting of young male singers in their teenage years or in their twenties at the time of formation, singing love songs marketed towards young women. Being vocal groups, most boy band members do not play musical instruments, either in recording sessions or on stage, making the term something of a misnomer. However, exceptions do exist. Many boy bands dance as well as sing giving choreographed performances; some such bands form on their own. They can evolve out of church choral or gospel music groups, but are created by talent managers or record producers who hold auditions. Due to this and their general commercial orientation towards a female audience of preteens, teenyboppers, or teens, the term may be used with negative connotations in music journalism. Boy bands are similar in concept to girl groups. Boy bands' popularity peaked four times: in the 1960s, in the 1990s and early 2000s when acts such as the Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, A1 and Westlife, among others, dominated the top of the Billboard and pop charts, in the early 2010s with the emergence of new boy bands such as JLS, Big Time Rush and One Direction, in the late 2010s with pop groups such as BTS and 5 Seconds of Summer.
The earliest forerunner of boy band music began in the late 19th century as a cappella barbershop quartets. They were a group of males and sang in four-part harmonies. Barbershop quartets were popular into the earlier part of the 20th century. A revival of the male vocal group took place in the late 1940s and 1950s with the use of doo-wop music. Doo-wop bands sang about topics such as love and other themes used in pop music; the earliest traces of boy bands were in the mid-1950s. African American vocal group The Ink Spots was one of the first of what would now be called boy bands; the term boy band was not established until the late 1980s as before that they were called male vocal groups or "hep harmony singing groups". Although described as a rock band, the highest-selling band in history The Beatles are considered by a number or journalists "the first" or "the original" boyband, "before anyone had thought of the term." The Liverpool quartet known as The Beatles were not only the quintessential rock band, but many considered John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Star to be the original boy band -- in the early 1960s when young girls would scream at the top of their lungs and pass out upon first sight of the “Fab Four.
The Beatles inspired the decision to produce the 1966 television series The Monkees, which spawned the music group of the same name, formed by the four starring actors. The rock and pop band started a career in music after their songs from the TV series released as records resulted successful. Although the term "boy band" was not used yet, the earliest predecessors of this format were groups such as the Jackson 5 and the Osmonds which helped form the template for boy bands; the Jackson 5 were a siblings group. For instance, their music featured close harmonies from soul music and catchy pop hooks influenced as much as they were by Motown and acts like the Supremes; the group incorporated choreographed dance moves to their performances. All members of the band sang, a common convention of a boy band, as opposed to having a front man and the rest on instruments. A siblings group, The Osmonds first started singing barbershop music for local audiences, before being hired to perform at Disneyland early in their career.
Their appearance in a televised Disney special earned them additional TV spots, such as The Andy Williams Show and The Jerry Lewis Show. Other antecedents exist throughout the history of pop music; the genre has been copied into cultures other than the Anglo-American. The Puerto Rican boy band Menudo, appealing to young Latina audiences, was founded in 1977. Menudo had a convention unique among boy bands: when a member turned 16, became too tall, or their voice changed, they were replaced; the members of Menudo were aged 12–16. The Bay City Rollers were a Scottish pop band; the British Hit Singles & Albums noted that they were "tartan teen sensations from Edinburgh", were "the first of many acts heralded as the'Biggest Group since The Beatles' and one of the most screamed-at teeny-bopper acts of the 1970s". For a brief but fervent period, they were worldwide teen idols; the group were one of the first bands, like The Monkees before them, to take the formula shown by The Beatles and apply it to a teen market.
The group achieved the same amount of success but for a limited period of time. At the peak of their popularity in the UK, comparisons were being made to The Beatles. By this time, Bay City Roller fans had a distinctive style of dress, the main elements of which were ankle-length tartan trousers and tartan scarves, the group using the benefit of merchandise and promotion. In the US, the Cleveland-based power pop group Raspberries was interpreted as a "teen act", although all the band members played their own music. Vocalist Eric Carmen commented, "It was not hip for people to like us, because their little sister liked us."Boston group New Edition was formed in 1978 and reached their height of popularity in the 1980s, meaning they are credited for starting the boy-band trend though the term "boy band" did not exist until the 1990s. Maurice Starr was influenced by New Edition and popularized it with his protégé New Kids on the Block, the first commercial
Rosario Isabel Dawson is an American actress, singer, comic book writer, political activist. She made her feature film debut in the 1995 independent drama Kids, her subsequent film roles include He Got Game and the Pussycats, Men in Black II, 25th Hour, Sin City, Clerks II, Death Proof, Seven Pounds, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief and Top Five. Dawson has provided voice-over work for Disney and DC Comics. For her role in Rent, Dawson won the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture. Dawson is known for having several roles in comic book adaptations including Gail in Sin City and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, providing the voices of Diana Prince / Wonder Woman in the DC Animated Movie Universe and Barbara Gordon / Batgirl in The Lego Batman Movie, as well as her portrayal of Claire Temple in five of the Marvel/Netflix series: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders. Dawson was born on May 1979, in New York City, her mother, Isabel Celeste, is a singer of Puerto Rican and Cuban ancestry.
Isabel was 16 years old. Harris; when Rosario was a year old, her mother married Greg Dawson, a construction worker, who "loved and raised Rosario as his own daughter". Dawson stated, "He's always been my dad." Dawson has a half-brother, four years younger. At age 21, Isabel moved the family into an abandoned building, a squat on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where she and her husband renovated an apartment and installed the plumbing and electrical wiring for the building, creating affordable housing where Rosario and Clay would grow up. Dawson has cited this part of her history when explaining how she learned that, "If you wanted something better, you had to do it all yourself." As a child, Dawson made a brief appearance on Sesame Street. At the age of 15, she was subsequently discovered on her front-porch step by photographer Larry Clark and Harmony Korine, where Korine lauded her as being perfect for a part he had written in his screenplay that would become the controversial 1995 film Kids.
She went on to star in varied roles, ranging from independent films to big budget blockbusters including Rent, He Got Game and Men in Black II. In 1998, Dawson teamed up with Prince for the re-release of his 1980s hit "1999"; the new remixed version featured the actress in an introductory voice over, offering commentary on the state of the world in the year before the new millennium. The following year, she appeared in The Chemical Brothers' video for the song "Out of Control" from the album Surrender, she is featured on the track "She Lives In My Lap" from the second disc of the OutKast album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, in which she speaks the intro and a brief interlude towards the end. In 2001, she appeared in the movie and the Pussycats as band member Valerie Brown. Dawson starred as Naturelle Rivera, the love interest of a convicted drug dealer played by Edward Norton, in the 2002 Spike Lee film drama, 25th Hour. In the 2004 Oliver Stone film Alexander, she played the bride of Alexander the Great.
In the autumn of 2005, Dawson appeared on stage as Julia in the Public Theater's "Shakespeare in the Park" revival of Two Gentlemen of Verona. It was her first appearance on stage. In the film adaptation of the popular musical Rent in 2005, she played the exotic dancer Mimi Marquez, replacing Daphne Rubin-Vega, pregnant and unable to play the part, she appeared in the adaptation of the graphic novel Sin City, co-directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, portraying Gail, a prostitute-dominatrix. In that year, she appeared in a graphically violent scene in the Rob Zombie film The Devil's Rejects. Though the scene was cut from the final film, it is available in the deleted scenes on the DVD release, she starred as Becky in 2006's Clerks II, mentioned in Back to the Well, the making-of documentary, that the donkey show sequence was what made her decide to take the role. In May of the same year, Dawson, an avid comic book fan, co-created and co-wrote the comic book miniseries Occult Crimes Taskforce.
She was at the 2007 San Diego Comic-Con to promote the comic. She co-starred with former Rent alum Tracie Thoms in the Quentin Tarantino throwback movie Death Proof in 2007, part of the Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez double feature Grindhouse, she teamed up with friend Talia Lugacy, whom she met at the Lee Strasberg Academy, to produce and star in Descent. On July 7, 2007, Dawson presented at the American leg of Live Earth. In 2008, Dawson starred with Will Smith in Seven Pounds and in Eagle Eye, produced by Steven Spielberg. Beginning in August, she starred in an online science fiction series. In the computer animated series Afterworld, she voiced the character Officer Delondre Baines. On January 17, 2009, Dawson hosted Saturday Night Live. In the year, she voiced Artemis of Bana-Mighdall in the animated film Wonder Woman. In 2009, Dawson performed in The People Speak, a documentary feature film that uses dramatic and musical performances of the letters and speeches of everyday Americans, based on historian Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States.
In 2009, Dawson voiced the character of Velvet Von Black in Rob Zombie's animated feature, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto. For the Kasabian album West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum, she is featured singing on the track "West Ryder Silver Bullet". In 2010, she starred in the movies Percy Jackson & the Olympian
Rachael Leigh Cook
Rachael Leigh Cook is an American actress, voice artist, producer, best known for her starring role in films She's All That and the Pussycats, the television series Into the West and Perception, as well as being the voice behind various characters in Robot Chicken and Tifa Lockhart in the Final Fantasy series, starting with the English version of the film Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. Rachael Leigh Cook was born in Minneapolis, the daughter of JoAnn, a cooking instructor and weaver, Thomas H. Cook, a social worker and former stand-up comedian, she is of part Italian descent. Cook first appeared in a public service announcement for foster care at seven years of age, began working as a child print model at the age of 10, most notably in nationwide advertisements for Target and appearing on the boxes of Milk-Bone dog biscuits, she attended Clara Barton Open School, Laurel Springs School, Minneapolis South High School. Cook began auditioning for acting work at the age of 14, she made her debut as an actress in the 1995 film The Baby-Sitters Club.
In 1996, her modeling agency sent her to star in 26 Summer Street. In 1997, Cook appeared in a leading role in the film Country Justice as a 15-year-old rape victim, impregnated by her rapist. In 1999, Cook starred in her breakout role in the sleeper hit film She's All That, a romantic comedy that so far is the most financially successful film of her career. In 2000 she starred opposite Elijah Wood in the well-received The Bumblebee Flies Anyway, she took the lead role in 2001's Josie and the Pussycats, which turned out to be a box office failure. In 2000, she was the cover girl for the US issue of the March/April issue, she starred in the music video for New Found Glory's 2000 single "Dressed to Kill" and singer Daniel Powter's "Love You Lately". In 2002, she was ranked No. 26 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World". In 2003, she starred in the film 11:14 as Cheri, she appeared as a main cast member in the 2005 television miniseries Into the West produced by Steven Spielberg. In 2007 Cook was seen in the big screen adaptation of Nancy Drew.
She played the female lead in the independent sports drama The Final Season. She has appeared in numerous episodes of the Seth Green comedies Titan Robot Chicken. In 2008, she guest-starred in an episode of the USA Network series Psych as Abigail Lytar, she reprised the role in the following season. In February 2010, Cook signed on to play the female lead role in Fox TV's comedy pilot Nirvana, she had a role in the Western horror film Vampire, the English-language feature debut of Japanese director Iwai Shunji. In 2012, Cook signed on to play the female lead role in the TNT crime drama series Perception opposite Eric McCormack, she starred in the independent film Broken Kingdom, directed by her husband Daniel Gillies. She appeared in a Funny or Die sketch with Chad Michael Murray. Cook starred in the Hallmark Channel original film Summer Love in 2016. In the same year, she starred in another Hallmark film, Autumn In the Vineyard, followed by its sequel Summer in the Vineyard in 2017. 2017 saw Cook develop and executive produce the Hallmark Channel film Frozen in Love, broadcast in January 2018 as part of the channel's'Winterfest' season of programming.
Cook owns Ben's Sister Productions. Cook provided the voice for Chelsea Cunningham on the Kids' WB animated series Batman Beyond and in the animated film Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker. Cook voiced Tifa Lockhart in the video games Kingdom Hearts II, Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII and Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy, as well as the CG movie Final Fantasy VII Advent Children. In 2011, she voiced the character of Jaesa Willsaam in the MMO game, Star Wars: The Old Republic. Cook's latest voice-over role is for the video game Yakuza. Cook first gained national attention in 1997, when she was featured in the famous This Is Your Brain on Drugs PSA television advertisement, in which she proceeds to destroy a kitchen with a frying pan as she lists the important things in life that heroin harms. In 2011, she was selected by the Obama administration as a Champion of Change for Arts Education. In June 2012, she began to award a small scholarship to students between ages 14 and 19; the scholarship helps pay for career classes, mentoring programs, other school fees.
In 2017, Rachael Leigh Cook reprised her "This Is Your Brain on Drugs" role twenty years for a PSA by the Drug Policy Alliance critiquing the War on Drugs and its contribution to mass incarceration, structural racism and poverty. The ad was posted to YouTube on April 20, 2017 in recognition of 4/20. Cook married actor Daniel Gillies in August 2004, whom she dated since 2001, they have two children: daughter Charlotte Easton Gillies and son Theodore Vigo Gillies. Rachael Leigh Cook on Twitter Rachael Leigh Cook on IMDb Rachael Leigh Cook at AllMovie Rachael Leigh Cook at the TCM Movie Database
Musical film is a film genre in which songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative, sometimes accompanied by dancing. The songs advance the plot or develop the film's characters, but in some cases, they serve as breaks in the storyline as elaborate "production numbers." The musical film was a natural development of the stage musical after the emergence of sound film technology. The biggest difference between film and stage musicals is the use of lavish background scenery and locations that would be impractical in a theater. Musical films characteristically contain elements reminiscent of theater. In a sense, the viewer becomes the diegetic audience, as the performer looks directly into the camera and performs to it; the 1930's through the early 1950's are considered to be the golden age of the musical film, when the genre's popularity was at its highest in the Western world. Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the earliest Disney animated feature film, was a musical which won an honorary Oscar for Walt Disney at the 11th Academy Awards.
Musical short films were made by Lee de Forest in 1923–24. Beginning in 1926, thousands of Vitaphone shorts were made, many featuring bands and dancers; the earliest feature-length films with synchronized sound had only a soundtrack of music and occasional sound effects that played while the actors portrayed their characters just as they did in silent films: without audible dialogue. The Jazz Singer, released in 1927 by Warner Brothers, was the first to include an audio track including non-dietetic music and diegetic music, but it had only a short sequence of spoken dialogue; this feature-length film was a musical, featuring Al Jolson singing "Dirty Hands, Dirty Face", "Toot, Tootsie", "Blue Skies", "My Mammy". Historian Scott Eyman wrote, "As the film ended and applause grew with the houselights, Sam Goldwyn's wife Frances looked around at the celebrities in the crowd, she saw'terror in all their faces', she said, as if they knew that'the game they had been playing for years was over'." Still, only isolated sequences featured "live" sound.
In 1928, Warner Brothers followed this up with another Jolson part-talkie, The Singing Fool, a blockbuster hit. Theaters scrambled to install the new sound equipment and to hire Broadway composers to write musicals for the screen; the first all-talking feature, Lights of New York, included a musical sequence in a night club. The enthusiasm of audiences was so great that in less than a year all the major studios were making sound pictures exclusively; the Broadway Melody had a show-biz plot about two sisters competing for a charming song-and-dance man. Advertised by MGM as the first "All-Talking, All-Singing, All-Dancing" feature film, it was a hit and won the Academy Award for Best Picture for 1929. There was a rush by the studios to hire talent from the stage to star in lavishly filmed versions of Broadway hits; the Love Parade starred Maurice Chevalier and newcomer Jeanette MacDonald, written by Broadway veteran Guy Bolton. Warner Brothers produced the first screen operetta, The Desert Song in 1929.
They photographed a large percentage of the film in Technicolor. This was followed by the first all-color, all-talking musical feature, entitled On with the Show; the most popular film of 1929 was the second all-color, all-talking feature, entitled Gold Diggers of Broadway. This film broke all box office records and remained the highest-grossing film produced until 1939; the market became flooded with musicals and operettas. The following all-color musicals were produced in 1929 and 1930 alone: The Show of Shows, The Vagabond King, Follow Thru, Bright Lights, Golden Dawn, Hold Everything, The Rogue Song, Song of the Flame, Song of the West, Sweet Kitty Bellairs, Under a Texas Moon, Bride of the Regiment, Whoopee!, King of Jazz, Viennese Nights, Kiss Me Again. In addition, there were scores of musical features released with color sequences. Hollywood released more than 100 musical films in 1930, but only 14 in 1931. By late 1930, audiences had been oversaturated with musicals and studios were forced to cut the music from films that were being released.
For example, Life of the Party was produced as an all-color, all-talking musical comedy. Before it was released, the songs were cut out; the same thing happened to Fifty Million Frenchmen and Manhattan Parade both of, filmed in Technicolor. Marlene Dietrich sang songs in her films, Rodgers and Hart wrote a few well-received films, but their popularity waned by 1932; the public had come to associate color with musicals and thus the decline in their popularity resulted in a decline in color productions. The taste in musicals revived again in 1933 when director Busby Berkeley began to enhance the traditional dance number with ideas drawn from the drill precision he had experienced as a soldier during World War I. In films such as 42nd Street and Gold Diggers of 1933, Berkeley choreographed a number of films in his unique style. Berkeley's numbers begin on a stage but transcend the limitations of theatrical space: his ingenious routines, involving human bodies forming patterns like a kaleidoscope, could never fit onto a real stage and the intended perspective is viewing from straight above.
Musical stars such as Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers were among the most popular and highly
Breckin Erin Meyer is an American actor, voice actor, writer and drummer known for his roles in films such as Clueless, Road Trip, Rat Race and Garfield: The Movie. Meyer was born in Minneapolis, the son of Dorothy Ann, a travel agent and former microbiologist, Christopher William Meyer, a management consultant, he has lived in California, West Virginia, New Jersey. He has an older brother, a younger brother, Adam. Meyer attended elementary school with Drew Barrymore and attended Beverly Hills High School. Through his elementary school, he came into contact with Barrymore's agent; as a little boy, he was seen in television advertisements. He slept in a closed coffin for several years in high school. Meyer played several roles as a druggie, starting with his debut in Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, in which he was dispatched in a video game, his breakthrough screen role was in the teen hit Clueless as the skateboarding stoner. Meyer offered similar characterizations in The Craft and John Carpenter's Escape from L.
A.. He played the best friend of an Olympic hopeful in the biopic Prefontaine and as a high-school student yearning to leave his hometown in Dancer, Texas Pop. 81. In 54, a look at life in the famous'70s nightspot Studio 54, the actor was cast as a busboy married to the coat check girl and pursued by a bartender. Meyer is close friends with Phillippe, with whom Seth Green share a production company. Meyer would subsequently appear in films including Go and The Insider before graduating to a full-fledged leading role in the DreamWorks hit Road Trip, in which he again played a character travelling cross country, a college student hoping to retrieve a videotape of himself having sex with another girl, accidentally mailed to his long-distance girlfriend. Road Trip marked the first indication that Meyer's well-developed slacker sidekick persona had matured and could be tweaked to make him a full-fledged leading man, he was reteamed with Amy Smart in yet another racing cross country film, this time as part of the multi-plot ensemble of Rat Race, a sort-of homage to the all-star screwball chase films of the 1960s, such as It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World.
Meyer put in a winning supporting turn as Meg Ryan's character's brother in the whimsical fantasy-comedy Kate & Leopold. Meyer took on the role of Jon, the hapless owner of the famed comic book cat in the film adaptation of Garfield. Meyer starred in Blue State with Anna Paquin in which he plays a passionately liberal guy on the campaign trail for John Kerry in the 2004 elections, he drunkenly pledges to move to Canada if Bush wins the election, on his journey meets a mysterious young woman, played by Paquin. He co-starred with Matthew McConaughey in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. Meyer does writing and voice work on Robot Chicken, was nominated for an Emmy for his writing on the Robot Chicken: Star Wars specials, he voiced the adolescent Joseph Gribble on the animated series King of the Hill and starred on the Adult Swim series Titan Maximum. Meyer is a musician, playing drums in the punk band The Street Walkin' Cheetahs and with Tom Morello's The Nightwatchman, as well as Ben Harper, Cypress Hill and Perry Farrell at L.
A.'s Hotel Café. Meyer is the drummer for Tom Morello's alter ego The Nightwatchman's back-up band The Freedom Fighter Orchestra, he toured with Morello on The Nightwatchman's 2008 Justice Tour. He appears in Street Sweeper Social Club's video for "100 Little Curses" and "Promenade". Meyer married screenwriter and film director Deborah Kaplan on October 14, 2001, has two daughters with her; the two separated several times before they divorced in 2014. Since late 2017, he has been in a relationship with actress Linsey Godfrey, his brother, Frank Meyer, is a producer of Fresh Ink Online at G4tv.com. Breckin Meyer on IMDb Breckin Meyer at the TCM Movie Database
Serena Altschul is an American broadcast journalist, known for her work at MTV News and CBS. Altschul was born in New York City, the daughter of author and botanist Siri von Reis and Arthur Altschul, a member of the Lehman banking family, her mother is of half-Finnish and half-Swedish ancestry and her father is of Jewish ancestry. After her parents divorced, two-year-old Serena and two siblings were raised by their mother. Altschul has four siblings, her brother, Arthur Goodhart Altschul Jr. was married to journalist Rula Jebreal and her sister, Emily Altschul, is married to former journalist and NYPD Deputy Commissioner John Miller. She has two half-brothers, Charles Altschul and mathematician Stephen Altschul from her father's previous marriage and a step-brother, Whitney Sudler-Smith, from her father's marriage to reality television series personality Patricia Dey. Altschul attended Scripps College for a few years, studying English literature, but did not graduate. In 1993, while still in college, she was the associate producer of The Last Party, a political documentary.
After school, she worked for two years at Channel One News, a channel seen nationwide in high schools, as an anchor/reporter. In 1987 she landed a job at MTV and in January 1996 she started working for MTV News, she hosted shows such as MTV News: UNfiltered, Breaking it Down and hosted and produced True Life. From 2002 to 2003 Altschul worked at CNN, she hosted and produced a CNN special on the return of PCP. She continued working at MTV News while at CNN. On December 23, 2003, she was named a CBS News contributing correspondent. Since 2013 she appears on CBS Sunday Morning, she played herself on Jay-Z's 1999 song, "Dope Man". She appeared as herself in the films Queen of the Damned and Josie and the Pussycats. Edward R. Murrow Award – Sports Reporting 2007 Serena Altschul on IMDb Charlie Rose interview February 8, 2000 CBS News profile for Altschul Serena Altschul reports on Wikipedia