Category Archives: Interviews ‘The Heat’ And ‘Bridesmaids’ Director Paul Feig Talks About Keeping Women At The Forefront of Comedy

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Riding on the success of Bridesmaids, director Paul Feig decided to keep his focus on showcasing the often underappreciated comic sensibilities of women, rounding up the hit comedy’s breakout star Melissa McCarthy and big screen vet Sandra Bullock for his upcoming buddy cop flick The Heat. If a troop of hilarious women can reel in mad dollars as an incompetent wedding party, why not as a pair of off-kilter police officers?

I caught up with Feig, who has big plans for launching female comics into the forefront of the entertainment world — a plan he has carried out with Bridesmaids and his Lindsay-driven Freaks and Geeks. Feig explains that it was the appeal of affixing the traditionally male-focused police officer trope on two ladies that drew him into The Heat… that and the oddly compelling original billing for the film, “The Untitled Female Buddy Cop Comedy.” Feig reveals, “I really wanted to keep that tone of comedy of having strong women in the lead roles. And I’ve always wanted to do an action comedy, so it was literally everything on my plate I wanted to do all in one.”

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Atlantic City Weekly: Deadman Talking

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ATLANTIC CITY — Theory of a Deadman’s Tyler Connolly and Dean Back were just two Vancouver teens jamming out in Tyler’s garage until their band’s demo tape fell into the lap of Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger.

It’s now been nine years since Theory of a Deadman’s self-titled studio album with Kroeger’s record label, 604 Records, debuted. Since then, the post-grunge band has pleased their hardcore fan base by continually releasing chart-topping modern-rock hits. Continue reading

Atlantic City Weekly: Bush Is Back: Interview with Gavin Rossdale

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Before launching a successful solo career, marrying No Doubt rocker Gwen Stefani, and having his face planted on every conceivable tabloid magazine, Gavin Rossdale was the frontman of a band called Bush.

Rossdale and Nigel Pulsford (who would become Bush’s lead guitarist) first met at a London nightclub in 1992. The post-grunge band then formed and enjoyed commercial success throughout the 1990s, selling more than 10 million records in the United States alone. Bush’s 1994 debut album, Sixteen Stone is certified six times platinum.

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