Arielle Caroline Kebbel is an American model and actress. She is known for her television roles on The Vampire Diaries, Life Unexpected, 90210, Gilmore Girls, UnREAL, Midnight Texas and Ballers; as of 2015, she has been featured in three Hallmark Channel movies. Kebbel has starred in a number of films such as The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best, I Melt With You and Supporting Characters. Other film appearances include John Tucker Must Die, The Grudge 2, The Uninvited, Think Like A Man. Kebbel was born in Florida, her mother, owns a production company. Kebbel graduated from Crenshaw School in Winter Garden, she was a contestant at the 2002 Miss Florida Teen USA beauty pageant. Before pursuing a career in acting, Kebbel was a full-time model, she has since appeared in publications such as Maxim, H, Men's Health, Stuff and FHM. Within the first week of moving to Los Angeles, Kebbel auditioned for her first major role portraying Lindsay Lister on The CW's Gilmore Girls, she went on to become a recurring role throughout the third and fifth seasons.
She has since appeared in television shows such as Entourage, Grounded for Life, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and The Vampire Diaries. She has been cast in two pilots, Football Wives and No Heroics, both developed for ABC which have not been picked up. In 2004, Kebbel made her film debut portraying a major supporting role alongside Kevin Hart, Tom Arnold and Snoop Dogg in the hip-hop comedy film Soul Plane, she has had numerous notable roles in films such as Be Cool, The Kid & I, American Pie Presents: Band Camp and Reeker. In 2005, Kebbel was announced to portray the role of Carrie Schaeffer alongside Sophia Bush, Brittany Snow and Jesse Metcalfe in 20th Century Fox's John Tucker Must Die. Filming took place in Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada during the summer of 2005; the film received negative reviews from critics and made a profit at the box office earning worldwide $68,821,702. In 2005, Kebbel signed on for another 20th Century Fox film titled Aquamarine starring Sara Paxton, Emma Roberts and Joanna Levesque.
Kebbel portrays the role of Cecilia Banks. The film was released in March 2006, had some box office success, with earnings of $23 million worldwide. In February 2006, Kebbel was confirmed to be starring alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar and Teresa Palmer in The Grudge 2; the film is a sequel to the 2004 Horror film, The Grudge, a remake of the original Japanese film. Kebbel described her role of schoolgirl Allison Flemming as "The girl you see in the background of all the pictures that wants to be a part of everything but never is". Filming took place in Japan in April that same year; the film was released on October 13, 2006. The film managed to be a box office success earning over $70 million worldwide. In 2006 Kebbel was announced to star in the Indie Sports/Drama film Forever Strong alongside Penn Badgley, Sean Faris and Neal McDonough. Filming took place in August 2006 in Salt Lake City; this is Badgley and Kebbel's second film together, having appeared alongside each other in John Tucker Must Die.
The film received numerous pushbacks. The film was released straight-to-DVD on September 26, 2008. Critical reception was negative. In February 2008, Kebbel was announced to star as the central character Katherine in the Indie Horror Freakdog alongside Sarah Carter; the film received a limited cinema release on August 22, 2008 and was released to DVD in February, 2009. Critical reception was universally negative. In March 2008 Paramount Pictures announced Kebbel was portraying the role of Alex Ivers in the American remake of the 2003 South Korean Horror film A Tale of Two Sisters. Emily Browning and Elizabeth Banks were confirmed to be co-starring. Filming took place in late 2008 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Despite performances of the cast being well received, critical reception was mixed to negative; the film earned $40 million worldwide. Kebbel starred in the comedy The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best, which premiered on September 9, 2011 at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival; the film, slated for a wider release in 2012, is the directorial debut for writer/director/star Ryan O'Nan, features Michael Weston, Andrew McCarthy, Jason Ritter.
In early December 2011, Kebbel landed a recurring role in season four of 90210 portraying Vanessa. In October 2012, Kebbel appeared on Hawaii Five-0, in a guest-starring role in the season three episode "Popilikia". Arielle Kebbel on IMDb
Plastic is a British-American action comedy-crime film directed by Julian Gilbey and co-written by Will Gilbey and Chris Howard. The film stars Will Poulter, Alfie Allen, Sebastian de Souza and Emma Rigby. Based on a true story, a group of British university students were running a successful credit card scam, they make a powerful enemy by stealing the wrong man's briefcase and are forced to enlist the help of Frankie, who works for a credit card company. The group of five go to try and rack up two million pounds to pay off their debt but fall short during a night of strippers and champagne. To make up for the money they still need, they plan a diamond heist. Ed Speleers as Sam Will Poulter as Fordy Alfie Allen as Yatesy Sebastian De Souza as Rafa Emma Rigby as Frankie Mem Ferda as Tariq Lisa Maffia as Kelly Malese Jow as Beth Amelle Berrabah as Fionna Thomas Kretschmann as Marcel Graham McTavish as Steve Michael Bisping as Kasper On 6 December 2012, Ed Speleers, Will Poulter and Alfie Allen were announced to star in the film, with Julian Gilbey set to direct and Chris Howard, Julian Gilbey and Will Gilbey set to write the film.
International distribution rights are being licensed by Cinema Management Group. On 10 December 2012, Gateway Films announced the start of principal photography of the film, filmed in Brunei, London and Miami; the film was released in the UK on 2 May 2014, released in the US on 26 September 2014. The film was critically panned on release, scoring a 17% on Rotten Tomatoes; the site's consensus reads "Far-fetched, frantically overstuffed, unfunny, Plastic seems to use its title as a goal as much as a description."Guy Lodge of Variety said "The title says it all in this cheap, laborious junior heist thriller from British B-movie journeyman Julian Gilbey". Geoffrey Macnab of The Independent "A nasty streak of casual sexism runs through an unpleasant and absurdly far-fetched film". Stephen Dalton of The Hollywood Reporter said "All champagne and strippers, conspicuous consumption and witless machismo, Plastic is a contemporary British heist movie that feels dated, as if it were made before the bubble burst on Guy Ritchie's comic book gangster voyeurism".
There were, some positive reviews. Gary Goldstein of the Los Angeles Times stated that "As mindless entertainment goes, it's a pretty watchable time-passer.", Ben Kenigsberg of The New York Times said "It's hard to escape the sense that'Plastic' is itself a cheap knockoff, but the point is not to look too closely". In an interview with The Guardian whilst promoting his film, The Maze Runner, actor Will Poulter expressed his disdain for starring in the film, describing the film as "bad" and saying "It’s tough, man; because it’s shaming. And the worst thing is thinking someone. I’m not shifting the blame. I recognise my responsibility to that film, but I’ve tried to shake it off since.” He closed out his interview by saying "I've got the one film. And I don’t intend to make another one." Plastic on IMDb Premiere Interviews
The Vampire Diaries
The Vampire Diaries is an American supernatural teen drama television series developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, based on the popular book series of the same name written by L. J. Smith; the series premiered on The CW on September 10, 2009, concluded on March 10, 2017, airing 171 episodes over eight seasons. The pilot episode attracted the largest audience for The CW of any series premiere since the network began in 2006, it was the most-watched series on the network before being supplanted by Arrow. The show has received numerous award nominations, winning four People's Choice Award and many Teen Choice Awards. On April 26, 2013, The CW announced that the spin-off The Originals, which focuses on the Original family of vampires, had been ordered to series, the show began airing during the 2013–14 American television season. On April 6, 2015, lead actress Nina Dobrev confirmed via Instagram that she and co-star Michael Trevino would be leaving the show after its sixth season. Dobrev returned to record a voiceover for the seventh-season finale.
Trevino appeared as a guest star in season seven and returned for season 8. On March 11, 2016, The CW renewed the series for an eighth season, but on July 23, 2016, announced that the eighth season, which would have 16 episodes, would be the show's last; the final season began airing on October 21, 2016, ended March 10, 2017. The series is set in the fictional town of Mystic Falls, Virginia, a town charged with supernatural history since its settlement of migrants from New England in the late 19th century, it follows the life of Elena Gilbert, a teenage girl who has just lost both parents in a car accident, as she falls in love with a 162-year-old vampire named Stefan Salvatore. Their relationship becomes complicated as Stefan's mysterious older brother Damon Salvatore returns, with a plan to bring back their past love Katherine Pierce, a vampire who looks like Elena. Although Damon is the villain and harbors a grudge against his brother for forcing him to become a vampire, he reconciles with Stefan and falls in love with Elena, creating a love triangle among the three.
Both brothers protect Elena as they face various villains and threats to their town, including Katherine. The brothers' history and the town's mythology are revealed through flashbacks as the series goes on. Additional storylines revolve around the other inhabitants of the town, most notably Elena's younger brother Jeremy Gilbert, her best friends Bonnie Bennett and Caroline Forbes, their mutual friends Tyler Lockwood and Matt Donovan, their history teacher, vampire hunter Alaric Saltzman; the town's politics are orchestrated by descendants of the original founding families, all comprising a "Founders' Council." The founding families of Mystic Falls include the Salvatores, the Gilberts, the Fells, the Forbes, the Lockwoods. They guard the town from vampires, although there are many more supernatural threats such as werewolves, witches and ghosts. Nina Dobrev as Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce; the series follows Elena as she falls in love with Stefan Salvatore, his brother, creating a love triangle.
This results in her being drawn into the supernatural world and her struggles in surviving supernatural events in the town. Dobrev portrays Elena's doppelgänger, Katerina Petrova known as Katherine Pierce. Katherine sporadically appeared in subsequent seasons and played a significant role in the fifth season. Dobrev has played the progenitor of the Petrova doppelgängers, Silas's true love known as Amara, during the fifth season, whom he had sought in the afterlife for two thousand years. Dobrev played another doppelgänger Tatia in The Originals season 2 episode "Red Door." In the season 6 finale, Elena's life was tied to Bonnie's in such a way that as long as Bonnie is alive, Elena will remain asleep. Damon put Elena in a coffin and had her hidden in a warehouse in Brooklyn for the next 60 years or so while he waits for her to wake up. In the series finale, Elena's curse is broken, she reunites with Damon and they live a long and happy life together with her becoming a doctor. Paul Wesley as Stefan Salvatore, a good-hearted and affectionate vampire and the complete opposite of his older brother, Damon Salvatore.
In the series, Stefan reverts to his old ways as a Ripper to save Damon from a werewolf bite. His role becomes more antagonistic, after being forced to turn his humanity off, he returns to his good-hearted and caring self and reconciles with Elena, but the relationship doesn't last long. He becomes human again and marries Caroline in Season 8 and is killed afterwards in the series finale as he sacrifices himself to save Mystic Falls. Wesley portrays his revealed doppelgänger, the world's first immortal being. Wesley played another doppelgänger, Tom Avery, during the fifth season. Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore, the malevolent vampire brother who served as the show's villian and anti-hero, he is thought of as selfish and manipulative, but on begins to display a more caring side. Though his love for Elena is one-sided, she begins to develop feelings for him as they work together to save Stefan after he's given in to his Ripper side, they begin dating in season 4, continue to date until Elena is put into her deep sleep at the end of season 6.
Damon becomez close with Stefan, but has a close friendship with Bonnie, despite the fact that they hated each other for the first 5 seasons of the series. Throug
The Flash (2014 TV series)
The Flash is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Geoff Johns, airing on The CW. It is based on the DC Comics character Barry Allen / Flash, a costumed superhero crime-fighter with the power to move at superhuman speeds, it is a spin-off from existing in the same fictional universe. The series follows Barry Allen, portrayed by Grant Gustin, a crime scene investigator who gains super-human speed, which he uses to fight criminals, including others who have gained superhuman abilities. Envisioned as a backdoor pilot, the positive reception Gustin received during two appearances as Barry on Arrow led to executives choosing to develop a full pilot to make use of a larger budget and help flesh out Barry's world in more detail. Colleen Atwood, costume designer for Arrow, was brought in to design the Flash's suit; the creative team wanted to make sure that the Flash would resemble his comic book counterpart, not be a poor imitation. The series is filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The Flash premiered in North America on October 7, 2014, where the pilot became the second-most watched premiere in the history of The CW, after The Vampire Diaries in 2009. It has been well received by critics and audiences, won the People's Choice Award for "Favorite New TV Drama" in 2014; the series, together with Arrow, has spun characters out to their own show, Legends of Tomorrow, which premiered on January 21, 2016. On April 2, 2018, The CW renewed the series for a fifth season, which premiered on October 9, 2018. On January 31, 2019, The CW renewed the series for a sixth season. In season one, after witnessing his mother's supernatural murder, Barry Allen is taken in by Detective Joe West and his family. Barry becomes a brilliant but awkward crime scene investigator for the Central City Police Department. A particle accelerator malfunctions, bathing the city center with a radiation during a thunderstorm, Barry is struck by lightning. Awakening after a coma, he discovers. Harrison Wells, the accelerator's designer, describes Barry's nature as "metahuman".
Barry vows to use his gifts to protect Central City. As the Flash, Barry pursues his mother's murderer, the Reverse-Flash. In season two, after a singularity event occurs, the Flash is recognized as Central City's hero. However, the event brings a new threat from a parallel earth: Zoom, a demonic speedster who seeks to eliminate all speedsters throughout the multiverse. Harrison Wells' parallel universe counterpart nicknamed "Harry", his daughter Jesse, work to help Barry stop Zoom and explore the multiverse. Joe and his daughter, struggle with the arrival of Iris's brother Wally West. After Zoom kills Barry's father, following Zoom's defeat, Barry travels back in time to save his mother's life. In season three, by changing his past, Barry creates the alternate timeline "Flashpoint". Though he is somewhat able to restore the timeline, this creates new threats, including the emergence of Savitar, a god-like speedster with a grudge against Barry. After Harry and Jesse return to Earth-2, another Wells doppelgänger is recruited: the novelist "H.
R." Wells. Both Wally and Caitlin Snow begin to manifest metahuman abilities; when Barry accidentally travels to the future and sees Iris killed by Savitar, he becomes desperate to change the future to prevent that from happening. After saving Iris and defeating Savitar, Barry takes his place in the Speed Force in order to repent for his creation of Flashpoint. In season four, following Barry's departure and Cisco have been able to protect Central City; when a new foe defeats them requesting a battle against the Flash, the team decides to bring Barry back. While they manage to do so, Barry's return releases dark matter, turning a dozen people on a city bus into metahumans. One of these metas is private detective Ralph Dibny; the team encounters Clifford DeVoe, an adversary with the fastest mind alive, who has orchestrated Barry's return from the Speed Force as well as the creation of the bus metas. Harry Wells, with his parallel universe counterparts, establish an alliance coined the Council of Wells to assist Team Flash in stopping DeVoe.
Though they fail to stop DeVoe from stealing the bus metas' powers, they succeed in foiling his scheme, the Enlightenment. Following this, the team is approached by Barry and Iris' daughter from the future, Nora West-Allen, who claims to have made "a big, big mistake". In season five, Nora claims. However, the team discovers that Nora's presence not only altered the timeline, but unleashed a new threat in the form of Cicada, a serial killer bent on killing metahumans. In addition, they discover that meta-technology was created following their battle with the Thinker, meaning anyone wielding meta-tech can utilize the power of a metahuman; the Council of Wells sends one of their doppelgängers, detective Sherloque Wells, to aid Team Flash in countering these crises. Grant Gustin as Barry Allen / The Flash: A Central City assistant police forensic investigator. Moments after an explosion at the S. T. A. R. Labs particle accelerator, Barry is struck by lightning in his laboratory and doused by chemicals affected by the accident.
When he awakens from a nine-month coma, he has superhuman speed. In September 2013, Grant Gustin was cast in the titular role. Andy Mientus, who would be cast as Hartley Rathaway auditioned for the role. Gustin began researching the character during the audition process, reading as many comics as possible. Gustin focused
The Troop is an American-Canadian comedy television series about a trio of teenagers who fight and capture monsters and other supernatural phenomena that invade the fictional town of Lakewood. Created and executive produced by Max Burnett, Greg Coolidge and Chris Morgan, the series premiered on Nickelodeon on September 18, 2009; the second season premiered on June 25, 2011 and Nickelodeon cancelled the series midway through its second season. The remaining episodes of season 2 were aired on Nicktoons with the series finale airing on May 8, 2013; the show revolves around Jake, an average teenager who wants to create his own comic book series and is enlisted by his school counselor Mr. Stockley to join "The Troop" a secret society that protects the world from monsters and creatures. Additional squad members include his fellow students, the most popular girl in school and Felix, the school's main nerd. Teenagers are chosen for the troop because their minds are more accepting of the strange things in the world, but they are old enough to understand the responsibilities that are entailed.
It is shown. For some it is a small fear, for others it becomes terrifying to look at a monster's picture; the pilot was shot in 2008 and the show itself has been described as "Men in Black at a suburban high school". The show premiered to 3.5 million viewers on September 12, 2009 right after iCarly's "iThink They Kissed". The show premiered a week later. In March 2010, the series was picked up for a second season. On October 15, 2010, it was announced that Malese Jow and Matt Shively would join the cast of The Troop when the show enters its second season. Both Jow and Shively co-starred on Nickelodeon series prior to The Troop, Jow co-starred in Unfabulous and Shively co-starred in True Jackson, VP. David Del Rio announced in January 2011 that he would not be renewing his contract for the second season due to other commitments and would become a recurring cast member after episode 28, his character, moves to the International Troop and will no longer be a member of the Lakewood Troop. The second season was turned in a different direction.
Felix was phased out in the first three episodes while Matt Shively was introduced in the third episode. The season introduced new environments, it is different and it is obvious to tell the difference between the two seasons. In August 2011, Nickelodeon put the series on permanent hiatus; the second season ended with the remaining 7 episodes left unaired. However, Nickelodeon did not rule out a possibility to air the 7 remaining episodes of the second season; the episodes aired on Nicktoons. Jake Collins – Due to his recent joining of the Troop, Jake is naive and reckless. Hayley and Felix have to watch his back, because his instinct for danger gets him into trouble. Hayley thinks, his worst fear is that he would not be able to help Hayley if they were in trouble. He is shown to be quite a good artist who reads comic books obsessively, draws his own comic strips, sells them at his school. Jake appears to have a crush on Hayley, though it is unknown if he's been able to admit this to himself, or if Hayley feels the same.
However, the sparks the two share were enough to draw the Eris Fairy, a mythical creature that breaks up loving couples. It is hinted in a trailer. Jake's character is named after one of the creator's son. Jake and Cadence were dating in episode 31 but it ended after he finds out he was dating a monster and sent her to the monster world, he tells Hayley he has a crush on her in season 2. Hayley Steele – The most popular, considered the friendliest, girl at school, she is the classic overachiever – she does cheerleading, ballet, is in the student council, does numerous other extracurricular activities. She wants to go to Yale after high school, is so into this vision that her favorite color is Yale Blue, she is headstrong and determined, at one point being ordered to take the weekend off of monster hunting to relax. Another sign of her workaholic nature is that, when faced with a monster that showed her her worst fear, she saw a room full of late homework assignments. Jake thinks she's bossy and overbearing.
She and Jake are good friends. In the episode "Speed", she was hurt when he told her he would never leave her if "he got the chance" to be her boyfriend claims that he was just doing his job. In season 2 it is shown that she has a slight crush on Jake because she was spying on him and Cadence while they were on a date. Felix Garcia – The nerd of the school, Felix is complex, he is just dying to tell someone about his involvement in the group so he can be the "cool" guy, but is bound by oath to say nothing. He sees himself as a type of James Bond within The Troop who Jake and Hayley look up to, but in reality, they both think he is just the stereotypical nerd. Felix is an off-the-charts genius. An expert on mysterious creatures and paranormal activity, he's prepared to take on any monster, though he is scared of ghosts and clowns. Felix doesn't fit in at school, so The Troop are his closest friends, he fell for the Eris Fairy and was disappointed when he found out she had a boyfriend back in her own dimension.
She did kiss him on the cheek and hints that a cute girl in chemistry has a crush on him. He leaves t
The Star-Spangled Banner
"The Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the United States. The lyrics come from the Defence of Fort M'Henry, a poem written on September 14, 1814, by the 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet Francis Scott Key after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by British ships of the Royal Navy in Baltimore Harbor during the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812. Key was inspired by the large U. S. flag, with 15 stars and 15 stripes, known as the Star-Spangled Banner, flying triumphantly above the fort during the U. S. victory. The poem was set to the tune of a popular British song written by John Stafford Smith for the Anacreontic Society, a men's social club in London. "To Anacreon in Heaven", with various lyrics, was popular in the United States. Set to Key's poem and renamed "The Star-Spangled Banner", it soon became a well-known U. S. patriotic song. With a range of 19 semitones, it is known for being difficult to sing. Although the poem has four stanzas, only the first is sung today.
"The Star-Spangled Banner" was recognized for official use by the United States Navy in 1889, by U. S. President Woodrow Wilson in 1916, was made the national anthem by a congressional resolution on March 3, 1931, signed by President Herbert Hoover. Before 1931, other songs served as the hymns of U. S. officialdom. "Hail, Columbia" served this purpose at official functions for most of the 19th century. "My Country,'Tis of Thee", whose melody is identical to "God Save the Queen", the United Kingdom's national anthem served as a de facto national anthem. Following the War of 1812 and subsequent U. S. wars, other songs emerged to compete for popularity at public events, among them "America the Beautiful", which itself was being considered before 1931, as a candidate to become the national anthem of the United States. On September 3, 1814, following the Burning of Washington and the Raid on Alexandria, Francis Scott Key and John Stuart Skinner set sail from Baltimore aboard the ship HMS Minden, flying a flag of truce on a mission approved by President James Madison.
Their objective was to secure an exchange of prisoners, one of whom was Dr. William Beanes, the elderly and popular town physician of Upper Marlboro and a friend of Key's, captured in his home. Beanes was accused of aiding the arrest of British soldiers. Key and Skinner boarded the British flagship HMS Tonnant on September 7 and spoke with Major General Robert Ross and Vice Admiral Alexander Cochrane over dinner while the two officers discussed war plans. At first and Cochrane refused to release Beanes but relented after Key and Skinner showed them letters written by wounded British prisoners praising Beanes and other Americans for their kind treatment; because Key and Skinner had heard details of the plans for the attack on Baltimore, they were held captive until after the battle, first aboard HMS Surprise and back on HMS Minden. After the bombardment, certain British gunboats attempted to slip past the fort and effect a landing in a cove to the west of it, but they were turned away by fire from nearby Fort Covington, the city's last line of defense.
During the rainy night, Key had witnessed the bombardment and observed that the fort's smaller "storm flag" continued to fly, but once the shell and Congreve rocket barrage had stopped, he would not know how the battle had turned out until dawn. On the morning of September 14, the storm flag had been lowered and the larger flag had been raised. During the bombardment, HMS Terror and HMS Meteor provided some of the "bombs bursting in air". Key was inspired by the U. S. victory and the sight of the large U. S. flag flying triumphantly above the fort. This flag, with fifteen stars and fifteen stripes, had been made by Mary Young Pickersgill together with other workers in her home on Baltimore's Pratt Street; the flag came to be known as the Star-Spangled Banner and is today on display in the National Museum of American History, a treasure of the Smithsonian Institution. It was restored in 1914 by Amelia Fowler, again in 1998 as part of an ongoing conservation program. Aboard the ship the next day, Key wrote a poem on the back of a letter.
At twilight on September 16, he and Skinner were released in Baltimore. He completed the poem at the Indian Queen Hotel, where he was staying, titled it "Defence of Fort M'Henry", it was first published nationally in The Analectic Magazine. Much of the idea of the poem, including the flag imagery and some of the wording, is derived from an earlier song by Key set to the tune of "The Anacreontic Song"; the song, known as "When the Warrior Returns", was written in honor of Stephen Decatur and Charles Stewart on their return from the First Barbary War. Absent elaboration by Francis Scott Key prior to his death in 1843, some have speculated in modern times about the meaning of phrases or verses. According to British historian Robin Blackburn, the words "the hireling and slave" allude to the thousands of ex-slaves in the British ranks organised as the Corps of Colonial Marines, liberated by the British and demanded to be placed in the battle line "where they might expect to meet their former masters."
Professor Mark Clague, a professor of musicology at the University of Michigan, argues that the "middle two verses of Key's lyric vilify the British enemy in the War of 1812" and "in no way glorifies or celebrates slavery." Clague writes that "For Key... the British mercenaries were scoundrels and the Colonial Marines were traitors who threatened to spark a national insurrection." This harshly anti-British nature of Verse 3 led to its omission in sheet music in World War I, when the British and the U. S. were allies. Responding to the assertion of writer
Bratz (2007 film)
Bratz is a 2007 American musical comedy film based on the Bratz line of cartoon characters and dolls. The film is directed by Sean McNamara. Starring Nathalia Ramos, Skyler Shaye, Logan Browning, Janel Parrish, the story revolves around the four adolescent protagonists, the origin of their friendship and the social pyramid that tries to make the Bratz conform to archetypal high school cliques, it was released by Lionsgate on August 3, 2007. The film was panned by critics and fans alike and was a box office bomb, only earning half of its $20 million budget in North America and was runner up at the 28th Golden Raspberry Awards for worst picture. Four teenaged friends are about to start high school. Controlling Meredith, the student body president wants everyone to belong to a clique, goes about organizing students, she does not like the independent spirit of the four girls and plots to destroy their friendship and make them conform to her pre-fabricated cliques. Cloe is an amazing soccer player.
She meets Cameron and is smitten, further distancing herself from her friends. Sasha is recruited as a cheerleader. Jade joins the science club meets Dexter and discovers a passion for fashion design. Yasmin joins the journalism club, but in the movie decides to focus on another passion: singing, she feels lonely as her friends are busy with their own cliques. She meets Dylan, deaf but can lip read; the friends begin to drift apart. Two years when an accidental food fight causes them to get detention, they realize that they miss being BFF's and decide to be friends again, they try to get the other schoolmates to socialize outside their cliques but their attempts fail when Meredith's 2nd "Super Sweet 16" party ends disastrously and Meredith tries blackmail using an embarrassing photo to have them seated with their original cliques, which backfires. The upcoming talent show and its prize of a scholarship gives them the idea to bring all the cliques together again with a song number, but the chances are slim with Meredith's constant attempts to steal the spotlight.
In the end, there is a tie. Meredith gets the trophy, but the girls get the scholarship, which they give to Cloe and are offered an appearance at a red carpet by an MTV VP. Nathalia Ramos as Yasmin Skyler Shaye as Cloe Janel Parrish as Jade Logan Browning as Sasha Chelsea Kane as Meredith Baxter Dimley Anneliese van der Pol as Avery Malese Jow as Quinn Ian Nelson as Dylan Stephen Lunsford as Cameron Lainie Kazan as Bubbie William May as Manny Emily Rose Everhard as Cherish Dimly Jon Voight as Principal Dimly Carl Hancock Rux as Mr. Whitman Chet Hanks as Dexter Kim Morgan Greene as Katie Sasha Cohen as Bethany Andrea Edwards as Goalie Constance Hsu as Julie Kadeem Hardison as Sasha's father Tami-Adrian Greorge as Allison Sean McNamara as Tom McShavie Lee Reherman as Vice Principal Sludge Daniel Booko as Jack Paula Abdul was dropped from the production before completion, she was enlisted to provide wardrobe designs, choreograph the film, executive produce, as well as hold a role in the film.
This was revealed on Hey Paula, her reality show on her personal life. Susie Singer Carter wrote and produced the film for Lionsgate but lost her credit in a Writers Guild arbitration, Then her name appears as screenwriter on the final movie poster; the film was shot from February to March 2007 at Santee Education Complex in South Los Angeles, while in session. Bratz was universally panned by fans alike. On Rotten Tomatoes, gives the film a rating of 9%, based on 78 reviews, with an average rating 3/10; the site's critical consensus, "Full of mixed messages and dubious role-models, Bratz is too shallow for its intended audience." On Metacritic, the film has a score of 21 out of 100, based on 18 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews". It received none. Worst Picture Worst Actress for Logan Browning, Janel Parrish, Nathalia Ramos, Skyler Shaye (lost as a tie to Lindsay Lohan in I Know Who Killed Me Worst Supporting Actor for Jon Voight (lost to Eddie Murphy in Norbit Worst Screen Couple for "Any combination of two airheaded characters" Worst Remake or Rip-off Bratz grossed $10 million in North America and $16 million in other territories for a total gross of $26 million.
In its opening weekend, the film grossed $4.2 million, finishing in 10th at the box office, making it a box office bomb. The film was released to DVD on November 27, 2007. A film soundtrack entitled Bratz: Motion Picture Soundtrack was released on July 31, 2007 through Geffen Records; the soundtrack featured music from artists such as Ashlee Simpson, Dropping Daylight, The Black Eyed Peas. Three singles were released prior to the album's release, "Rainy Day" by Janel Parrish, "Rockstar" by Prima J, "Fearless" by Daechelle; the soundtrack was released in the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as Australia, where it featured an additional musical track by the Australian singer and actress Stephanie McIntosh. Sales for the soundtrack were good and the album remained on the Billboard 200 charts for three weeks, peaking during its second week at position 83. Common Sense Media gave the soundtrack three stars, writing that "With heavy-hitting help from the Black Eyed Peas, The Slumber Party Girls, Ashlee Simpson, Dropping Daylight, Lifehouse, these young performers gamely negotiate some ordinary-sounding, preac