We broke the story ... Ron filed docs in October seeking to be declared legally single so he can marry his fiancee, Allison Dunbar. At the time, he said he and Opal could work out other divorce issues -- like spousal support and division of property -- later. … [Read more...] about Ron Perlman’s Ex Claims Mental Health Struggles in Divorce, Seeks Spousal Support
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MYTH: Pot ruins the teenage brainNew York Times columnist Bill Keller regurgitate it as a self-evident truth. The only basis for this are shoddy reports like a recent international study purporting to link adolescent marijuana use with long-term IQ decline. “Do the authors believe that cannabis is the only thing that could affect your IQ between the ages of 13 and 38?” asks Norwegian economist Ole Røgeberg. “That puzzled me.” … [Read more...] about Is Weed Really Bad for You?
Taja V Simpson (The Oval), Swati Kapila (The Big Bang Theory), and Lisa Ann Walter (Grey’s Anatomy) round out the cast of child abuse drama, Whose Child, from director Roxy Shih. Anna Schafer stars as a public relations worker at a children’s hospital whose life gets turned around when she is assigned to a young boy named Billy, who is in a coma and is barely hanging on to life. When she realizes that the incident was a domestic abuse case, she takes matters into her own hands to overturn a system that would have otherwise failed him. Shih, Autumn Federici, and Jake Helgren produced under their The Ninth House banner. Simpson is repped by Stewart Talent; Kapila by Greene & Associates Talent Agency; Walter by Bresler-Kelly & Associates. … [Read more...] about Gravitas Picks Up Dakota Gorman’s Directorial Debut ‘All About Sex’; ‘Whose Child’ Rounds Out Cast; Greenwich Acquires ‘Super Frenchie’ Docu – Film Briefs
“‘Ten Feet Tall’ is sort of a different animal than any other song I’ve written,” Hickey said in a statement. “I was going to school at the time and was feeling quite alienated in this little world where everybody was instantly partying with their brand-new best friends and fun came so naturally. I found solace in Marshall’s studio on the weekends. This was our first proper attempt at writing together and we were writing something really horrible. We were both kind of delirious and Marshall started singing the verse melody for the song as a joke, making fun of what we had been trying to write. But when I heard it, I said to him, ‘Wait, that’s the song that we’ve been trying to write.'” … [Read more...] about Charlie Hickey Taps Phoebe Bridgers for ‘Ten Feet Tall’
“We always worked well in that way together,” Brion says. “The way we wrote together was often, one of us would start something and get stuck and play it for the other and go, ‘Hey, what do you think of this?’ And, usually, the other person would have a workable answer, sometimes a really good answer, or at the very least a suggestion for a jumping-off point. So, in that case, I had the music and I had more than half the lyrics, but I was just sort of stopped. She heard the lyrics and was laughing her ass off and made a great suggestion. ‘As soon as we’re committing we’re admitting our mistake’ was her line.” … [Read more...] about ‘Meaningless’ at 20: Jon Brion Looks Back on His Obscure Solo Masterpiece