Shrek, star of three animated blockbusters, now has his own Christmas special, “Shrek the Halls,” which debuts Wednesday, November 28, on ABC.Cameron Diaz, who reprises her voice role as Princess Fiona, hopes the story of the grumpy-yet-lovable green ogre’s first Christmas with family and friends will become a holiday tradition.
“It’s just wonderful to see how they celebrate their Christmas and what it means to them,” the 35-year-old actress told The Associated Press in a recent phone interview. “And the humor is there and the beauty is there and the message is there.”
“He’s grown so much … it’s kinda great to see where he’s at now that he has a family and he’s experiencing life with other people for the first time — you know, investing in them,” Diaz said.
“Shrek the Halls” follows Shrek (voiced by Mike Myers) as he tries to achieve Yuletide perfection for Fiona and their children. Things fall apart when unwanted guests arrive at his doorstep on Christmas Eve. The party crashers include Donkey (Eddie Murphy) and Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas), who disrupt Shrek’s by-the-book plans, causing him to react in Scrooge-like fashion.
But in the vein of Scrooge and the Grinch, Shrek learns the true meaning of Christmas, which is clear to everyone but him, of course.
“The whole family’s together — and that’s something that you sort of count on,” Diaz said of her own holiday celebration. “But there are people who don’t have that and sort of have to … make up their own version of Christmas.”
Here’s a small piece of gossip concerning a rumored new role for Cameron (in the movie “Sofia”) from the Bulgarian entertainment site News.bg.
Hollywood megaproject called “Sofia” its now in the final phase. The scenario focus on Bulgarian labyrinth of social and economic problems in the last 17 years, the Standart daily informs.
The producers would like to see beautiful Catherine Zeta-Jones playing the leading part – a strong Bulgarian woman who left her country and many years later returned to her roots to find herself in the whirl of the events – political intrigues and classical adventures.
Uma Thurman or Cameron Diaz will probably play the second leading character. Clive Owen will take another main character – of a General.
Famous Bulgarian archaeologist prof. Nikolay Ovcharov is the prototype of the archaeology professor in the movie production.
The whole world must hear about Bulgaria and its people. The Bulgarians still lack self-confidence they deserve, Ralitsa Hofstetter from the Supernova film company comments.
Scriptwriter of the film is Ron Bass, a successful Hollywood playwrights and Oscar holder for best screenplay (Rain Man).
Most probably the director of the production will be John McTiernan (Die Hard, The Hunt for Red October), Standart informed.
I have updated the gallery with almost 800 screencaptures from the “Being John Malkovich”-DVD (movie + extras). Cameron went through a complete transformation to portray Lotte Schwartz in this critically acclaimed movie from 1999. She acts opposite John Cusack & Catherine Keener. The movie was nominated for 3 Academy Awards and our Cameron recieved nominations for a BAFTA, Golden Globe & SAG Award as “Best Supportive Actress in a Drama”.
This update brings the gallery to well over 28,000 photos! Click on the previews or links below to see all the captures.
• DVD Captures
• DVD Extras – Cast & Filmmakers
• DVD Extras – Spike Jonze’s Photo Album
According to ContactMusic.com, actress Natalie Portman tops InStyle magazine’s Top 20 Most Stylish Women in Hollywood-list. Our Cameron wounded up at the third spot, just after her best friend Drew Barrymore. Thanks to Sandra of PortmanSource.com for the heads up. Here’s the top ten:
1. Natalie Portman
2. Drew Barrymore
3. Cameron Diaz
4. Penélope Cruz
5. Jennifer Lopez
6. Anne Hathaway
7. Cate Blanchett
8. Sienna Miller
9. Helen Mirren
10. Joy Bryant
The wait is ogre! The “Shrek the Third” DVD hits stores today, so go and get yourself a copy! It will be stuffed with bonus material just like the first two DVDs were. The movie synopsis can be read below, and the cover can be seen to your right.
It’s not easy being an ogre, but Shrek finds it doubly difficult for an ogre like himself to fill in for a king when his father-in-law King Harold of Far, Far Away falls ill in this third Shrek movie. Shrek’s attempts to fulfill his kingly duties play like a blooper reel, with boat christenings and knighting ceremonies gone terribly wrong, and to say that Shrek (Mike Myers) is insecure about his new role is a gross understatement. When King Harold (John Cleese) passes away, Shrek sets out with Donkey (Eddie Murphy) and Puss-in-Boots (Antonio Banderas) to find Arthur (Justin Timberlake), the only heir in line for the throne besides himself. Just as Shrek sets sail to find Artie (as Arthur is more commonly known), Fiona (Cameron Diaz) shocks Shrek with the news that she’s pregnant. Soon after, Prince Charming (Rupert Everett) sends Captain Hook (Ian McShane) in pursuit of Shrek and imprisons Fiona and her fellow Princesses as part of his plan to install himself as King of Far, Far Away.
I have added 462 photos from events Cameron Diaz attended in the year of 2001. These include promotional events for “Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her”, “Shrek” and “Vanilla Sky”, as well as Cameron winning the award for Burp of the Year at the Nickelodeon Awards. Simply click on the previews or link below to see all the pictures.
You might also be interested in knowing that Cameron’s done with the filming of “What Happens in Vegas…”, and left Los Angeles yesterday to start shooting horror-movie “The Box” in Virginia.
And last but not least, I’m almost 50% done with the revamp of Cameron Fan, which will bring a lot of new stuff to the site. A complete filmography, new info on Cameron as well as a brand new look. Stay tuned!
• Click here to view all the latest additions to the gallery.