Written by Jennifer on July 23, 2012
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Jaime Pressly (“My Name Is Earl”), Robin Thicke (ABC’s “Duets”) and Tygh Runyan (“Road to Nowhere”) are set to star in the indie film “Abby in the Summer,” which will mark the feature directorial debut of Jimbo Lee, who also wrote the script.

Frances Conroy (“American Horror Story”), Joey Lauren Adams (“Chasing Amy”) and Steve Agee (“The Sarah Silverman Program”) will co-star in the pic, which starts production this week in Los Angeles.

Pin-Chun Liu and Jacqueline W. Liu are producing, while Caliber Media’s Dallas Sonnier and Jack Heller are exec producing with Gabriel Cowan and John Suits of New Artists Alliance.

Pressly stars as the title character, an adrenaline junkie who spends 60 hours a week working as a sous chef in a busy kitchen. After accidentally cutting herself one day, she is forced to leave work for the summer, during which she must face the challenge of doing nothing. As temperatures soar, she must deal with a distracted husband (Runyan) and the temptation of an old flame (Thicke). Conroy and Adams will play the protag’s mother and best friend, respectively.

Pic, which serves as Thicke’s feature acting debut, will mark New Artists Alliance and Caliber Media’s second film to start shooting in Los Angeles this month, as the two companies are also producing Jacob Vaughan’s horror comedy “Milo.”

CAA reps Thicke and Emmy winner Pressly, who is also repped by Brillstein Entertainment Partners and attorney Dave Feldman. Runyan is repped by Global Artists Agency and Rugolo Entertainment. Conroy is repped by ICM Partners. Caliber Media Co. reps Agee and Adams, who is also repped by Paradigm.


Written by Jennifer on July 23, 2012
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Dangerously cool (and p.s. Emmy award winning) actress Jaime Pressly has signed up with Butterfinger to launch “The Last Spokesperson on Earth” campaign at good ol’ crazy Comic Con. The “My Name is Earl” and “Raising Hope” superstar took a time out while in the midst of Butterfinger Comic Con madness to talk about everything from her new film (starring and executive producing – hey now)…to her dream secret super power…to the secret to her mega success.

MM: What’s the craziest thing that’s happened to you at Comic Con?
Jaime Pressly: I don’t have any wild stories [laughs]. But there’s lots of great people watching.

MM: Lot of superheroes running around Comic Con. What’s your dream secret power?
JP: Being invisible would be pretty great. You could watch everybody, sneak into places and know what people were saying.

MM: BARmageddon is coming! What’s it going to take to become the “Last Butterfinger spokesperson”?
JP: It’s going to take somebody extremely creative, original and maybe a little crazy. They have to do something to get our attention. Something outlandish.

MM: Have you been eating Butterfingers non-stop since hitting Comic Con?
JP: They’re my favorite. Peanut butter and chocolate with a crunch – can’t go wrong. They sent a beautiful basket of Butterfingers to my house and I thought my son’s eyes were going to pop out. He said, “For me?” And I said, “No, me!” [laughs] Then he asked, “Are you at least going to share?” I had the basket out for people to snack on when they came over, but I had to hide the basket because my son, Dezi, was sneaking Butterfingers and he was bouncing off the walls.

MM: Is Dezi at Comic Con with you?
JP: No, he’s at the Museum of Natural History. He’s with his friends – learning about butterflies.

MM: What are your BARmageddon plans?
JP: If it were to happen, I’d take Dezi and go back home with my family in North Carolina. A lot of people have bucket lists, like “go to India” or “skydiving.” That sounds like a lot of work [laughs]. I’d just go and be with my friends and family – and eat a Butterfinger!

MM: You have a cool new children’s movie coming out – The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure. Sounds fun!
JP: There are really great people in it. I did all of my scenes with Christopher Lloyd. I thought it would be a fun thing for my son to see.

MM: What new projects are you working on?
JP: I start a new film on Monday called “Abby.” I’m acting in it and it will be my first time as executive producer. It’s a festival piece…a love story. I play a chef and I’m running a kitchen and get a knife finger incident [laughs] and lose the biggest job I always wanted. She’s a girl with a type A personality and doesn’t know what to do with herself after that. She gets a little lost, sees an ex-boyfriend she hasn’t seen in a while…

MM: Scrumptious! Do you cook in real life?
JP: I’m a really good cook. I left home to start my career at 15 – so my choices were to either learn to cook or eat Raman noodles for the rest of my life [laughs].

MM: You’re a former star gymnast. If you were Coach Pressly, what would you tell Team USA?
JP: These girls know way more than I do [laughs]. I was watching pre-lims, and it’s incredible the amount of strength these girls have. It’s all mind over body. As a dancer, I’d dance with broken toes. Just like acting, you compete with yourself, and drive forward. That discipline helped in Hollywood.

MM: Your career is so prolific and just so cool. What makes you so successful?
JP: A lot has to do with growing up in North Carolina. Southern people are raised with a work ethic. My son is 5 years old and does chores. My mom was a dance teacher and the training and discipline it takes to be a dancer I’ve carried with me in Hollywood. There’s always somebody cuter, younger, taller, or smaller… You can’t compete with them – compete with yourself. Out do yourself. So I got discipline from my mom, and from my dad I learned perseverance. We’d go fishing on the river and I’d say, “This is boring” and my dad would say, “Chicken, calm down. All big fish comes to those who wait.”


Written by Jennifer on July 11, 2012
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Mom to 5-year-old son Dezi, Emmy Award-winning actress, and star of The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure, to be released nationwide on August 29th

Describe your parenting style in one word:

Favorite TV family of all time (real or fictional):
The Bravermans on Parenthood. I love how much they genuinely care about each other, and no matter what happens family always comes first.

What’s always in your refrigerator?
Almond milk and fruit

Last meal you made for your family:
Chicken, rice and steamed veggies

Craziest thing you’ve done because you were sleep-deprived:
Woke up at 3 in the morning from sleeping in the chair in my son’s room

Behavioral/physical trait you hope your son doesn’t inherit from you:
I hope he has the ability to relax more than I do.

Your favorite toy as a kid and why:
My Cabbage Patch dolls because I always wanted to be a mother even when I was a little girl. I would rock each one to sleep and put them down before I went to sleep each night.

Finish this sentence: “I almost fell over when my child said ___.”
“I love your chubby butt, Mama.”

If you wrote a parenting manual, what would the title be?
How to Not Pull Your Hair Out

Last lost toy/object you helped your child find:
His Woody doll from the movie Toy Story

Kid’s TV show you can’t stand and why:
Spongebob Square Pants because my son tries to re-enact his silly behavior and his laugh. Spongebob’s laugh drives me up a wall.

Guilty pleasure:
After my son goes to sleep, I like to shut myself in the bathroom, take a bath and watch Golden Girls.

Favorite place on earth:

Best piece of parenting advice you ever got:
To listen to your child and always be supportive of who they are and who they want to be, their likes and dislikes, instead of trying to force who you want them to be onto them

First word that pops into your head when you hear the word “mom”:
Unconditional love

Who’s your celebrity crush?
Julia Roberts

I can’t live without the ______________ app.

What’s the title of the last book you read to your child?
Interrupting Chicken

Your last Facebook status update or Tweet:
A picture of myself and my son on Dezi’s birthday

Last parenting decision you regretted:
Not following through on consequences for his actions, because he later did it again. Had I followed through the first time, that probably wouldn’t have happened.

Song that best describes your parenting experiences to date:
“Don’t Worry, Be Happy”

Last thing your child did to make you laugh:
Mooned me!


Written by Jennifer on July 10, 2012
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Jaime Pressly With less than 200 days remaining until the end of the world, BUTTERFINGER(R) today announced its search for one last spokesperson. Taking the beloved brand into the end of time, the winning pitchperson for the world’s favorite crispety, crunchety, peanut-buttery candy bar will become Butterfinger’s last spokesperson until December 21, 2012, when the world will end, according to the ancient Mayan Prophecy.

According to Butterfinger, signs of a complete BARmageddon began earlier this year when strange events took place nationwide, all related to the disappearance of Butterfinger bars. To help warn the world about BARmageddon, Emmy award-winning actress Jaime Pressly is signed on to help Butterfinger launch a nationwide search for its last spokesperson. Pressly, a longtime Butterfinger fan, is scheduled to attend Comic-Con on Friday, July 13, and will help identify talented candidates for the life-changing (and earth-shattering), one-of-a-kind role.

“While nobody’s gonna lay a finger on my Butterfinger, I will lay a finger on the last spokesperson worthy enough to represent my favorite candy bar,” said Pressly. “I love the notion of BARmageddon because we’ve all been hearing about the Mayan prophecy, but Butterfinger is spinning it on its head. If the world’s gonna end, you’d better believe Butterfinger is going out with a bang.”

The “Last Spokesperson on Earth” for Butterfinger campaign officially will begin July 13, at the world’s largest comic book convention, where sightings of aliens and strange beings have been widely reported. To kick off the “Last Spokesperson” search, Butterfinger will be giving away a special edition Butterfinger BARmageddon candy bar, while supplies last, to convention attendees. While there, Pressly will play a principal role in the spokesperson search, as Butterfinger also launches an online video campaign that day at Facebook.com/Butterfinger starring Pressly, who will be judging (and possibly even hand-picking) candidates for the “Last Spokesperson on Earth.” Pressly, best known for her award-winning work on the television comedy “My Name is Earl,” for which she also received Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, recently appeared in the FOX comedies “Raising Hope” and “I Hate My Teenage Daughter.” Her comedic skills will be fully utilized in the Butterfinger BARmageddon campaign, which will feature Pressly in a series of online videos, conducting the search for Butterfinger’s “Last Spokesperson on Earth.”

“Our search for the last spokesperson comes on the heels of Butterfinger’s BARmageddon News Network (BBNN) nationwide van tour,” said Tricia Bowles, of Nestle USA Confections & Snacks. “The BBNN has been on the road since May, and it has found some pretty compelling evidence out there indicating a true BARmageddon, including a bizarre crop circle in Kansas, and eyewitness accounts of the disappearance of Butterfinger bars in cities throughout the U.S.”

Rare findings from the BBNN van tour, including comprehensive end-of-the-world evidence gathered from around the country, also will be released on July 13. BBNN van tour videos may be viewed online at ButterfingerBARmageddon.com.

Written by Jennifer on May 25, 2012
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I have just added 997 high definition screen captures of Jaime Pressly from the last three episodes of “I Hate My Teenage Daughter” and from the season 2 finale episode of “Raising Hope” into our photo gallery!

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Written by Jennifer on May 10, 2012
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Fox has canceled comedies I Hate My Teenage Daughter and Breaking In, Deadline reports.

The cancellations will make room for new comedies It’s Messy, Ben & Kate and The Goodwin Games, all of which Fox ordered to series Wednesday.

The news doesn’t come as a huge surprise — both shows were previously yanked from Fox’s lineup for the remainder of the season. I Hate My Teenage Daughter, starring Jaime Pressly and Katie Finneran was pulled in March. Breaking In, which stars Christian Slater and Megan Mullally, was pulled just a few weeks later in April. (Breaking In was canceled last season but received a surprise last-minute resurrection.)

Despite their strong lead-ins (Raising Hope and New Girl), both shows pulled in weak ratings, averaging just under 3 million viewers.

A network rep declined to comment on the report.