February 21, 2011 |
When promoting a new film, most actresses sit prettily at media junkets and field a slew of inconsequential questions about how they got in shape for a role or how uncomfortable it was to be intimate with a costar. Hayden Panettiere hasn't had it that easy. For the last month, the 21-year-old has been at the center of a firestorm of controversy over her decision to portray a convicted killer in the television movie "Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy," which airs Monday on Lifetime.
October 10, 2012 |
When an Oscar-winning screenwriter makes a show for network television, people take notice. When she decides to situate it in the world of country music and enlists the aid of a legendary (and Oscar-winning) country songwriter, musician and producer T Bone Burnett (who also happens to be her husband), well, now pretty much everyone's looking. So by the time she up and casts one of television's most currently beloved stars, a woman of apparently boundless heart and versatility, Full Critical Attention has been achieved.
October 14, 2011 |
With a top-drawer cast headed by Ryan Reynolds, Julia Roberts, Willem Dafoe, Emily Watson and others, "Fireflies in the Garden" is a story of a deeply dysfunctional family suddenly fraying even faster at the seams. Unfortunately there is as much fraying being done by the film itself, which partially explains why it's been on the shelf for years. "Fireflies" unfolds in two separate eras — the abuse-marked childhood of Michael Taylor and about 20 years later as we catch up with the troubled but successful romance novelist he's become (Cayden Boyd plays the younger, Reynolds the older)
July 18, 2013 |
Fans of ABC's "Nashville" have reason to celebrate -- and to moan -- after nominations for this year's Emmy Awards were announced Thursday morning. On the plus side: Connie Britton is in the running for the lead actress in a drama prize for her portrayal of veteran country singer Rayna James. But where's Hayden Panettiere? EMMYS 2013: Full coverage | Top nominees | Complete list | Recap | Nominee reactions She's no less convincing on "Nashville," playing Juliette Barnes, the pop-wise young starlet who's been described as a fictional composite of Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert.
September 23, 2007 |
You'll talk about: "Heroes." It may not have won big (or at all) at the Emmys, but "Heroes" can boast of being one of the few shows last season that was a commercial success while racking up critical acclaim ("Ugly Betty," we haven't forgotten you!). This week, the show that turned Hayden Panettiere into a tabloid star returns. (Monday) You should already be talking about: "Dancing With the Stars." It's an awesome lineup this year!
June 6, 2004 |
Don't look for Hayden Panettiere to star in a frivolous teen comedy any time soon. The 14-year-old actress prefers angst-ridden characters such as Lizzie Spaulding, the role she played for four years on the CBS daytime soap "The Guiding Light." As Lizzie, she murdered her mother's abuser, was kidnapped, thrown down a well and battled leukemia. Then there was her role in last year's HBO movie "Normal," as a farmer's daughter who learns her father wants a sex-change operation.