Ellen DeGeneres Drew on Real-Life Sadness for Role in ‘Finding Dory’
The animated film “Finding Nemo” made an enormous splash when it was released 13 years ago, and its sequel, “Finding Dory,” is headed to theaters this weekend with comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres reprising her role as the voice of Dory.
DeGeneres spoke with ABC News’ Juju Chang about again bringing Dory to life. In the film, the blue tang with short-term memory loss is trying to find her family.
In an interview that aired today on “GMA,” DeGeneres said she hoped people were inspired by the film to “just keep swimming.”
“There’s always another way – that’s a new message in this movie. And that is the truth. There’s always another way,” she said. “Don’t ever just, you know, put up with something or just say, ‘Well, that’s the way it is.’ And then your disadvantage can actually be your strength. So if you have a disability, you should embrace what it is that – it empowers you in a different way.”
When Chang asked DeGeneres, the host of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” whether it was harder to act with just a microphone as opposed to using her entire body, DeGeneres said that it was.
Nathan Phelps and Seth Andrews
Posted by Loren Miller on November 9, 2015
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And it is beautiful, too, indeed, I think some of Seth Andrews’ best work. Interesting point: rather than Seth’s dulcet baritone doing the narration, this piece presses Nathan Phelps’ deep bass intonation into service, bringing a different flavor to it, as well as a healthy dose of irony.
Pianist plays moving rendition of ‘Imagine‘ outside attack site
As support pours in from around the world and the city mourns in the wake of Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, a pianist offered his own touching contribution.
On Saturday morning, November 14, pianist Davide Martello rode up on a bike with a portable piano and played John Lennon’s “Imagine” in an area near the Bataclan concert hall, where more than 100 people were killed as part of a coordinated attack at multiple sites.
In January 2015, the German musician played for two hours in the Place de la Republique in Paris as a healing gesture for the city after the deadly attacks on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket. Martello also played through the night in Turkey’s Taksim Square in 2013 amidst widespread protests and turmoil in the country.
Allison Renae Holker (born February 6, 1988) is an American dancer. Holker is credited with a wide variety of work in film, television and concert tours. She is most famously known from her appearances on the TV Show So You Think You Can Dance, where she was a contestant in season 2 and an all-star in seasons 7 through 11.
Stephen “tWitch” Boss (born 1982) is a freestyle hip-hop dancer from Montgomery, Alabama.
tWitch got his nickname, as a child, from popping and ticking, when he couldn’t sit still.
On December 10, 2013, tWitch and fellow SYTYCD alum, Allison Holker, married at Nigel Lythgoe’s Villa San Juliette Vineyard and Winery in Paso Robles, Calif.
They had been dating for approximately 2 1/2 years before getting engaged in January 2013.
Through Allison, he gained a stepdaughter named, Weslie, who was born in 2008.
On October 5, 2015, he and Allison Holker announced they were expecting their first child together on the television show “Dancing With The Stars“.
Lindsey Stirling (born September 21, 1986) is an American violinist, dancer, performance artist, singer and composer. She presents choreographed violin performances, both live and in music videos found on her YouTube channel, Lindsey Stirling, which she introduced in 2007.
Stirling performs a variety of music styles, from classical to pop and hip-hop to electronic dance music.
It’s hard to overstate just how dedicated and positive Bindi is.
Derek’s words here give us a hint:
“Since it’s Halloween, I’ll leave you with a story that is simultaneously gross and indicative of how awesome Bindi is. Yesterday, she had her socks off and my jaw dropped to the floor when I saw her feet.
Three of her toenails have fallen off, she had huge blisters all over and bruises on her knees.
It was not pretty!
She was like, “Oh, yeah, they fell off yesterday. That one was bleeding last night.” I was like, “Bindi, you gotta tell me.” And she was like, “Oh, it’s nothing.” I said, “No, I gotta know when you’re hurting.” She was like, “No, really, I’m fine. It’s not a big deal.”
I’ve had partners who needed to take a 20-minute break if it’s one little blister.
Bindi Irwin waltzes into perfection on Dancing With The Stars again
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Can you improve on perfection?
It seems you can if you’re Bindi Irwin and the American TV network hosting Dancing With the Stars.
Already a favorite of viewers and judges, Irwin and her dance partner, Derek Hough, performed a traditional Viennese waltz to the song “Roses And Violets” on this week’s episode. Well, ok, “traditional” if blindfolds had been de rigueur on dance floors along the Danube 200 years ago, but this is not the time to quibble.
In any case, Irwin and Hough, didn’t just impress, they earned perfect tens from each of the judges who had been left gibbering in their wake.
The performance also secured her a place in next week’s semi-finals.
As one judge put it, “every week you’re so flawless” and another gushed that watching it had been like “watching a sunrise”. Luckily though the declaration from the third judge that the dance “spoke for itself”, didn’t quite hold, much to the relief of the show producers who still had some time to fill.
Those who have been keeping a Bindi eye on the competition so far, a perfect score is both rare, for others, and becoming commonplace for the daughter of the late Steve Irwin, who has received the honor three times now.
Bindi and Derek have won the top score in the competition seven out of the past nine weeks.
It isn’t that long ago that this pair earned perfect scores from the three regular judges and guest adjudicator Olivia Newton John, for a dance set to, and modeled on, “The Time Of My Life” from the film Dirty Dancing.
Breathless and beaming after her dance, and before the scores were announced, Irwin showed her shaking hands and said “this dance has meant so much and it’s so beautiful … that I can’t stop shaking when I’m doing it”.
Irwin thanked Hough via Instagram over the weekend.
“Even when I’m super tired he gives me strength and encourages me to keep trying my best and always believe. You’re the greatest big brother I could ever ask for,” she wrote.
Alexa PeñaVega reveals struggle with bulimia on ‘DWTS,’ sent home despite perfect night
Lucia I. Suarez Sang
Fox News Latino
It was an emotional and perfect night for actress Alexa PeñaVega on “Dancing With the Stars” on Monday, November 9, 2015.
The “Spy Kids” actress danced her way into the hearts of the judges with two perfect scores for the night, but it was not enough to bring her back for next week.
The 27-year-old opened the night with an emotional contemporary dance after revealing that she struggled with an eating disorder for many years.
“I remember shooting this movie, and the producers kept telling me, ‘You’re just too fat,’ and as child you don’t know how to handle that,” she told pro partner Mark Ballas during a pre-taped rehearsal.
“So from that moment, for the next six years of my life, I had an eating disorder.”
PeñaVega revealed she had bulimia
“I struggled with bulimia for so long, and, even though I got through it, I feel think like a lot of my insecurities still with my body is from that,” she added.
Ballas used her experience as inspiration for the choreography, and PeñaVega was more than willing to take it on. She said she wants to use her story to help others struggling with their own demons.
“This was a part of my life that I was also so afraid of people finding out, but I knew that at some point I was going to talk about because I knew I wanted to help people,” PeñaVega said.
Sometimes I get the urge to hug someone,
Not in a romantic way,
Just to feel someone caring for me as I do them,
Their arms like iron bars,
But as I said,
Not in a romantic way,
A way to prove that hugs are awesome,
And completely acceptable to hug for no reason,
Even if it’s longer than expected,
Not in a romantic way,
Because I love you, friend,
More than the term friend warrants.
You’re my sister.