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Rachel advocates for Old Growth Forests

Rachel advocates for Old Growth Forests

Rachel has joined Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, her “Spotlight” co-star MarkRuffalo and David Suzuki to call on the B.C. government to stop logging the last old growth forests across the province. Old growth forests, home to tall, ancient trees, are still being commercially logged. Now, less than 1% of forests in B.C. are home to stands of large, old trees. You can sign the petition mentioned in the article below here.

Dailyhive | Rachel McAdams is the latest celebrity urging the protection of old growth forests in a recent viral video campaign from the grassroots environmental organization Stand.Earth.

She joins other prominent figures and scientists, like broadcaster and environmental activist David Suzuki, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, author Margaret Atwood, and former Hollywood co-star Mark Ruffalo.

The YouTube campaign is called “The World is Watching,” and Stand.Earth highlights that some of the old growth forests at risk are over 1,000 years old.

The 30-second video features various voices highlighting the importance of old growth forests, as well as the lack of action and broken promises from Premier John Horgan.

On top of the logging threat facing old growth forests, BC forests at large are currently facing a major risk of wildfires due to extremely dry and hot weather over the last week.

After fires ravaged much of Lytton, the region of Kamloops, BC, experienced its own evacuation order, but fire crews had that fire under control as of late Friday morning, and people are able to return home.

Stand.Earth is asking people to sign a petition urging the BC government to take action. At the time of writing, the petition has nearly 150,000 signatures.


Rachel To Co-Host Fifth Annual Freeze HD Event

Rachel will co-host the fifth Annual Freeze HD Event. Other co-host include Jason Ritter, Jamie King and Bryce Dallas Howard. Go to www.HDSA.org/FREEZEHD for more information and to buy tickets for the event. THR is reporting the following story:
The ‘Friday Night Lights’ star and his wife Kelsey are being honored as part of this year’s fifth annual Freeze HD event, which raises money and awareness for the fight against Huntington’s disease.

Friday Night Lights star Scott Porter is teaming with his A-list friends and co-stars for a personal cause.

The actor and his wife, Kelsey, are being honored as part of this year’s fifth annual Freeze HD event, which raises money and awareness for the fight against Huntington’s disease.

In support of the couple, Rachel McAdams, Jason Ritter, Jaime King, Bryce Dallas Howard, Simon Helberg and Marianna Palka, along with Scott Porter, have joined the host committee for the gala, with the goal of raising $250,000 for the Huntington’s Disease Society of America. Ritter, King, Howard, Helberg and Palka are all return hosts, having also served on the host committee for last year’s event.

Kelsey Porter was diagnosed with Huntington’s disease in 2014, after learning that her mother Diane also had a genetic disorder.

“We are determined to bring awareness to this disease and offer support to anyone who is affected by Huntington’s,” the couple said in a statement. “We are incredibly grateful to accept this honor from Freeze HD and cannot thank our friends and family enough for lending their voices and their support to this important and personal cause.”

The Freeze HD event, set to be held Sept. 28 at the Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles, will include a live auction, musical performances and more Hollywood guests.

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Rachel in talks for ‘Eurovision’

Deadline is reporting that Rachel is in talks for “Eurovision” which would reunite her with “Wedding Crashers” director David Dobkin and co-star Will Ferrell.
Rachel McAdams is in talks with Netflix to star in Eurovision, which means a re-team with her Wedding Crashers director David Dobkin and co-star Will Ferrell.

The comedy is set around the The Eurovision Song Contest, the longest-running annual international TV song competition. The contest is famous around the world with former winners including ABBA (won in 1974 for Sweden) and Celine Dion (won in 1988 for Switzerland) who went on to have iconic careers. The contest started in 1956 with seven West European nations participating. The 63rd edition of the competition had 43 countries competing for top prize. At the finale in Lisbon last year, Israel was named the winner with the song “Toy,“ performed by Netta.

Ferrell wrote the script with Andrew Steele, and he is producing with Jessica Elbaum and Chris Henchy from Gary Sanchez. Adam McKay is exec producing.

The Oscar-nominated McAdams’ recent credits include Best Picture winner Spotlight, Disobedience and Game Night. She’s repped by Magnolia Entertainment, WME, and attorney Howard Fishman.
This news brings us back to a quote from director Dobkin during the promotion of “Wedding Crashers“. When asked about Rachel back in 2005 he said the following: “She [Rachel] hates being compared, but I often said to her, ‘You can be Meryl Streep. You can be Sigourney Weaver or Julia Roberts. I believe she can make almost anything that you ask her to do“.

Rachel ‘likely’ to return for “Doctor Strange” sequel

Rachel ‘likely’ to return for “Doctor Strange” sequel

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Scott Derrickson is set to return for the sequel of “Doctor Strange“. Rachel’s costars Benedict Cumberbatch and Benedict Wong will return as well with Rachel “likely to return as well”. Variety is also reporting the return of Derrickson with Cumerbatch, Wong and Rachel “expected to reprise” their roles. 

Scott Derrickson, who directed and co-wrote the mystical Marvel hero’s initial 2016 outing, has quietly finalized a deal to helm the new installment.

A search for a writer to pen the script is about to get underway.

Benedict Cumberbatch will return as Stephen Strange, the good doctor turned master of the mystic arts, as will Benedict Wong, who played his right-hand man, Wong. Rachel McAdams, who played Stephen Strange’s love interest, is likely to return as well.

Strange was last seen de-materializing in the $2 billion-grossing Avenger: Infinity War, where one of his lines of dialogue served as the inspiration for the title of the fourth Avengers movie, Avengers: Endgame.

Marvel has been tight-lipped about its plans for life after Endgame, which it is calling Phase Four. After all, how much can there be when half your heroes are supposed to be dead?

In any case, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the plan is for the script to be hashed out in 2019 with an eye toward a spring 2020 production start. If all goes well, the movie would be casting its spell on audiences in May 2021.

Marvel had no comment.


Rachel Receives Critics’ Choice Nomination!

Rachel Receives Critics’ Choice Nomination!
The nominees for the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards were announced earlier today and Rachel received a nomination for her work in “Game Night“. Rachel has been nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy alongside Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns), Olivia Colman (The Favourite), Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade), Charlize Theron (Tully) and Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians). “Game Night” received two other nominations: Best Comedy and Rachel’s costar Jason Bateman received a nomination Best Actor in a Comedy. Congratulations to Rachel and the cast and crew! For a full list of nominees be sure to head over to the official website. Winners will be announced, broadcast live on The CW Network on Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm ET (delayed PT).

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Emily Blunt – Mary Poppins Returns
Olivia Colman – The Favourite
Elsie Fisher – Eighth Grade
Rachel McAdams – Game Night
Charlize Theron – Tully
Constance Wu – Crazy Rich Asians

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Rachel Receives BIFA Nomination!

Rachel Receives BIFA Nomination!

The 2018 British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) were announced earlier today and “Disobedience” received 5 nominations, including a Best Supporting Actress nomination for Rachel. The other nominations are: Best British Independent Film, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Screenplay. Congratulations to Rachel, the cast and crew! Winners will be announced at the British Independent Film Award Ceremony on Sunday 2 December at Old Billingsgate. For the full list of nominees be sure to head over to the official website.

Best Supporting Actress
NINA ARIANDA (“Stan & Ollie”)
RACHEL McADAMS (“Disobedience”)
EMMA STONE (“The Favourite”)
RACHEL WEISZ (“The Favourite”)
MOLLY WRIGHT (“Apostasy”)
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Rachel Joins Black List Live!’s “Charming” Live Read!

Rachel Joins Black List Live!’s “Charming” Live Read!

The Black List has announced it’s cast of their next Black List Live! live read, and Rachel has joined the cast alongside Adam Scott, Thomas Middleditch and Chris Geere. For more information and to buy tickets be sure to head over to the official website. The on-stage live read will be hosted next Saturday, September 29th, in Hollywood.

A thrice-married, middle-aged alcoholic king who was once known throughout the realm as Prince Charming sets out on one last quest to slay a dragon and stumbles into redemption along the way.

Join us for a night out with your favorite actors as they bring this script to life for the first time ever… and for one night only!

Cast will be announced the week before the show so keep an eye out!


Rachel Supports 2018 Red Nose Day USA!

Rachel Supports 2018 Red Nose Day USA!

Rachel has shown her support for this year’s Red Nose Day. Last year Rachel was part of NBC’s The Red Nose Special, an annual charity campaign to help end child poverty which was founded by Richard Curtis. Rachel and mr. Curtis worked together on “About Time“. This year Rachel shows her support by wearing a red nose and the annual Red Nose Day t-shirt. This year it’s designed by Victoria Beckham, featuring the Spice Girls. You are able to buy your own nose at Walgreens and head over to Omaze for more information about how to buy the t-shirt. It’s not yet announced if Rachel will also be part of the special airing today, be sure to tune in tonight. Check your local listings for the time.

NBC – Red Nose Day, the national fundraising campaign to end child poverty, will return to NBC with a night of special primetime programming on Thursday, May 24, 2018.

Red Nose Day’s 2017 campaign raised over $35 million. People wanting to get in on the fun for 2018 and hold Red Nose Day fundraisers at school, at work or in their communities can find more information at rednoseday.org.

Red Nose Day was created by Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award-winning writer/director Richard Curtis (“Love Actually,” “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Notting Hill”) and leverages the power of entertainment to bring the nation together to have fun and make a difference for children in need both here in America and around the world. It has raised over $1 billion globally since its launch in the UK in 1988.

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