SLAMS GELLAR OVER BUFFY EXIT
ADDED: 21.05.03. SOURCE: WORLD ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Sarah Michelle Gellar has been slammed by her former BUFFY
co-star Alyson Hannigan - for failing to tell castmembers she
was quitting the show.
announced in February the show would come to an end just weeks
later, so she could concentrate on her marriage to Hollywood hunk
[sic] Freddie Prinze Jr.
Hannigan is still angry she had to find out the news from the
says of the announcement, "It wasn't that big of a surprise,
but finding out from a magazine article - that sucked. I'm really
upset that that's the way the cast and crew found out they would
AMERICAN PIE star Hannigan has yet
to receive an apology from Gellar, adding, "She hasn't said
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ADDED: 17.01.03. SOURCE: ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
not a lesbian witch, but she plays one on TV. In reali life, though,
Alyson Hannigan just got engaged to Angel co-star Alexis
Denisof. The couple plan to marry in California in September or
October, Denisof told SciFi Wire over the weekend at the
Television Critics Association confab in Hollywood.
36, met Hannigan, 28, when his character first appeared alongside
Hannigan's Willow on Buffy. He said that, while both shows
were on a Christmas production break, he took her on a romantic
picnic in California's Napa Valley, where he popped the question.
"I'm the luckiest guy in the world right now," Denisof
told SciFi Wire. "Sorry. She's mine. All mine! Ha
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THIRD SLICE OF PIE
ADDED: 10.08.02. SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Universal Pictures
has announced they have just completed deals to bring back Jason
Biggs, Eugene Levy and Alyson Hannigan for American Pie 3.
Seann William Scott signed on last week. Universal is also in
negotiations with Jesse Dylan (How High) to direct from
a script by Adam Herz. In this piece, the characters will likely
find themselves having just graduated college and entering the
work force. According to a source, most of the multitude of other
characters are unlikely to return in the sequel. BACK
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BIG SCREEN BUFFY?
- Anyone waiting for the much-rumoured Buffy movie might
be disappointed, if Alyson Hannigan's comments to Empire
Online are anything to go by.
are no concrete plans," she says. "There was talk
about it around the time The X Files movie came out and
it was kind of the talk of the town then. But that went
away and there's been nothing for quite some time. I don't
think it would happen, but you never know."
she like to do it? "Maaaaaaybe. It would depend
on the script and the circumstances and all that. But I
know that Joss [Whedon] doesn't want to do it until after the
show has completely finished. Who knows." Back
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PIE 2 TRAILERS
- The full trailer for American Pie 2 is now available
in Quicktime format over at Apple's website,
click the following links for the lo-res or hi-res versions.
Calgary Sun carried the following article entitled "Stars
grab piece of Pie":
a difference a couple of years and a couple of movies make.
sleeper hit of the summer of 1999 was the teen comedy American
a cast of fresh-faced, virtual unknowns, this coming-of-age comedy
grossed $120 million US.
Aug. 10, American Pie 2 premieres with the original cast
plus a number of guest stars.
Lyonne, who plays Jessica, the voice of reason but fabricator
of tall tales, was one of the last to sign on to the sequel.
didn't have the sequel written into my contract and sequels don't
usually appeal to me but I was in the original and I didn't want
to be the only one who didn't come back," says Lyonne, who
stars as the possessed teen in The Exorcist spoof in Scary
was in for quite a surprise when she reported for duty.
from American Pie seems to have become a bona fide movie
star. Movies like Road Trip, Dude Where's My Car?
and Evolution have made Seann (W. Scott) huge and Chris
Klein is mega watt.
years ago, they were just a couple of skinny boys. Now,
they're buff hunks. I think they spend as much effort working
out as they do on their characters."
last thing the cast did for both films was to spend an afternoon
at a photo shoot.
American Pie, everyone was so haphazard. They didn't
care what they looked like," recalls Lyonne.
time around, they all arrived with their hair and make-up people.
They all had opinions on how they should be photographed and when
they weren't needed they were on their cell phones talking to
their agents and managers."
Coolidge, who plays Stifler's sexually ravenous mom, says she
remembers "during the first shoot, the parking lot was filled
with beat-up Volkswagens and trucks. This time it was all
sports cars and SUVs.
Suvari came to set one day wearing a pair of boots that probably
cost as much as she was paid for the first film."
quick to add "the same was not reflected in their attitudes.
They're still really sweet young people."
Elizabeth, who plays Nadia, the sexy foreign exchange student,
feared her co-stars would "be pompous over their successes.
They're not at all. They're all very down-to-earth and so
grateful for what they have as a result of American Pie
is so very cool and he pretty well set the tone for all of us."
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TIME IN BAND CAMP...
- A short
trailer for American Pie 2 is now available in Quicktime
format from Apple's website. Back
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- While Sky Premier viewers can watch the original, American
Pie 2 has already been in production for the past month,
both on location and on the Universal lot.
Online asked what we can expect. "There are some
parallels to the first movie," says Jason BIggs.
"I do indeed have a funny gag. There are some American
Pie-esque moments - as I would describe it."
apparently involve Krazy Glue, masturbation and two male characters
kissing full on the mouth to woo a pair of women they mistake
William Scott, who reprises t he role of Stifler, said: "We
were so lucky with that first one, and I was like, I think we
should leave it as a classic. Then I read the script for
the second one, and it's the funniest I've ever read.
It's so funny. It's not relying on the things that
made the first one so good."
maybe some of the things. In Pie 2, set
in the summer after the kids' first year away at college, the
entire cast - including Scott, Biggs, Mena Suvari, Tara Reid,
Chris Klein, Shannon Elizabeth and Eugene Levy - return to find
themselves in new sexual peccadilloes: Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas)
has been practicing tantric sex and could blow any minute; flute-loving
Michelle (Alyson) now works at that band camp; and Stifler's
dad, played by Bill Paxton, joins the ensemble to illustrate
the genetic source of his son's jerk tendencies.
can a bigger cast and go-for-broke jokes ensure another box-office
great thing about it is we're a lot more involved creatively
this time," he says. "[The producers] have been
interested in our input, and it's reflected in the script -
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- Alyson didn't win the Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
award at the 3rd TV Guide Awards, which will be shown
in the US by Fox on 7 March, but she was on hand to present
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- Alyson is featured in the February 2001 issue of the UK edition
of FHM - further evidence, at least according to SFX
that sci-fi is "hip...cool and clever".
it is, but you can be sure that FHM wouldn't have been
remotely interested in Alyson had she not been an attractive
young actress willing to show some flesh in the tacky photos
which accompany a fairly average interview. Well, it is
FHM I suppose.
the same SFX logic, it's safe to assume that the likes
of Hollyoaks, Steps and S Club 7 are equally trendy then...
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EONLINE'S FASHION POLICE COLLAR
- EOnline added this picture of Buffy the Vampire Slayer's
Alyson Hannigan to its fashion police section. Here's
what they had to say:
'60s styles are worth revisiting. And then there's Alyson
Hannigan's dress at the Sixth Annual Angel Awards. Her
macramé affair looks more like a giant version of one of grandma's
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HANNIGAN AT BUFFY SEASON 3 VIDEO SIGNING
- Alyson Hannigan will be in the UK to sign copies of the first
Buffy season 3 boxed video set, which features the first
half of the season (up to and including Gingerbread so
there will be a couple of episodes that haven't been shown by
the BBC when the set is released).
will be at the Virgin Megastore in Piccadilly on 12 June at
5pm for the signing. You must buy a copy of the
video from the store (RRP is £34.99), but you should be able
to get one or two other items signed as well.
those of us who live too far away from London, the set can be
found discounted to £27.99 at the likes of Blackstar.
As with the first two seasons, the three tapes are also available
individually for £11.99 each. For younger fans, the set
has been certified as a 15. Click on the pic for a larger
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