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UK Sensation Pixie Lott Releases New Single “Boys and Girls”

UK Sensation Pixie Lott Releases New Single “Boys and Girls”

Already a massive star in her native U.K., with one million singles sold, two No. 1 hits, and three No. 1 Airplay records to her credit, soulful pop singer and actress Pixie Lott is ready to unleash her talent Stateside this summer.  Her debut U.S. single, “Boys and Girls,” is available at all digital service providers this week via Interscope Records.

The high-energy dance-pop jam “Boys and Girls” is 19-year-old Lott’s second consecutive No. 1 single in the U.K., and it’s just a taste of what’s to come when Lott releases her debut album, Turn It Up, in the U.S. in early 2011. Already certified double-platinum in the U.K., Turn It Up features Lott’s songwriting collaborations with RedOne (Lady Gaga), Greg Kurstin (Lily Allen, Sia), Toby Gad (Beyonce, Fergie, Cutfather and Jonas Jeburg (Kylie Minogue, Pussycat Dolls), and Kara DioGuardi. 

In addition to releasing five singles in the U.K., Lott has scored three No. 1 Airplay tracks. She is the only U.K. or international recording artist of the last 10 years to have three debut singles hit No. 1 on the U.K. Airplay chart. She has also earned three BRIT Award nominations (including Breakthrough Artist) and a Q Award nomination, and won two MTV Europe Music Awards. This summer, Lott has appeared as support on the British leg of Rihanna’s “Last Girl on Earth” Tour.

An actress since the age of 12, Lott stars alongside Lucas Cruikshank in the feature film Fred: The Movie, based on the popular YouTube videos, which will premiere on Nickelodeon on September 17th.  She has also been cast alongside Bette Midler, Adrien Brody, and Sharon Stone in the film Sweet Baby Jesus — a ’70s flashback comedy from writer Steve Blair and directed by Peter Hewitt.

Earlier this year, Billboard selected Lott as one of its 2010 “Faces to Watch.” She has also been featured in Teen VogueInterview, and Nylon, which called her “one of the U.K.’s most promising new pop stars.”

Join the party in Pixie’s infectious video for “Boys and Girls” directed by Diane Martel (Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears) and visit  PixieLott.com for more information.

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Academy Award Winner Adrien Brody To Star In ‘Detachment’

Academy Award Winner Adrien Brody To Star In ‘Detachment’

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Academy Award winning actor Adrien Brody stars in the lead role in DETACHMENT with Academy Award winning actress, Marcia Gay Harden, Christina Hendricks, William Peterson, Bryan Cranston, Tim Blake Nelson with Lucy Liu, Blythe Danner and James Caan.

Producers Austin Stark, Benji Kohn, Chris Papavasiliou and Bingo Gubelmann from Paper Street Films with Carl Lund announced final casting on DETACHMENT currently shooting in Queens, NY and Long Island. Written by Carl Lund and directed by Tony Kaye (American History X), DETACHMENT is a chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of a substitute teacher.  Production on the film began on July 25, 2010.

Academy Award winning actor,  Adrien Brody stars as Henry Barthes, a substitute teacher, who roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long enough to form any semblance of sentient attachment. The film also stars Academy Award winning actress Marcia Gay Harden (as Principal Dearden), James Caan (Mr. Seaboldt), Christina Hendricks (Ms. Madison),  Lucy Liu (Dr. Parker), Blythe Danner (Ms. Perkins), William Petersen (Sarge), Brian Cranston (Mr. Dearden), and Tim Blake Nelson (Mr. Wiatt). DETACHMENT will also introduce teenage newcomers, Betty Kaye and  Sami Gayle.

Paper Street Films producer Austin Stark adds, “Director Tony Kaye’s vision of the American public school system is poignant and unique, and we are thrilled to be working with such a talented cast in bringing this important story to the screen.”

DETACHMENT is produced by Austin Stark, Benji Kohn, Chris Papavasiliou and Bingo Gubelmann of Paper Street Films and Carl Lund. Exec producers are Greg Shapiro and Peter Sterling.  ICM packaged DETACHMENT and will be selling North American rights.

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IFC Premieres Robert Rodriguez Helmed Video for Bob Schneider

IFC Premieres Robert Rodriguez Helmed Video for Bob Schneider

Bob Schneider and Kat Dennings

IFC premieres the video for Bob Schneider’s “40 Dogs (Like Romeo & Juliet)” directed by Robert Rodriguez, the critically acclaimed director of Sin City, Grindhouse and From Dusk Till Dawn, tonight May 4th at 9:53 EST/PST and online right now as part of IFC’s Tuesday night Automat line-up and online at IFC.com’s Indie Ear. Check out the video at this location >

The video, which features actress Kat Dennings (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) in the lead female role playing opposite Bob Schneider, is an ironic romantic encounter between two people who represent different lifestyles, described simply as digital and analog. It was filmed in Austin, Texas; hometown to both Schneider and Rodriguez.

In addition to the video, Rodriguez has two highly anticipated films set for release in the coming months. Predators, starring Adrien Brody, Topher Grace and Laurence Fishburne, will be released in theaters on July 3rd, followed by Machete on September 3rd, starring Danny Trejo, Robert DeNiro, Jessica Alba and Lindsay Lohan.

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Adrien Brody Joins The Cast Of ‘Predators’

Adrien Brody Joins The Cast Of ‘Predators’

predator_robert_rodriguezAdrien Brody, best known for his Oscar-winning turn in the Roman Polanski-directed “The Pianist,” has been cast in director Nimrod Antal’s upcoming sci-fi extravaganza, ‘Predators.’

Brody will star alongside the already cast Alice Braga, Danny Trejo, Walt Goggins, Oleg Taktarov, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, and Louiz Ozawa. Predators is being directed by Nimrod Antal will begin shooting on location in Hawaii and at Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios in Austin, Texas.

Produced by Robert Rodriguez, the new film is said to involve a very intense group of people stranded on a Predator planet discovering unspeakable horrors – that are not always from outside their group.

20th Century Fox is slated to release the sci-fi action-adventure, written by Alex Litvak and Michael Finch, on July 9, 2010.

Source: Variety

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