May 20, 2013 |
Not every Kickstarter film-funding effort ends in multimillion-dollar success, a la actor-writer-director Zach Braff's recent campaign or that achieved by the cast and creators of the canceled CW show "Veronica Mars. " Just ask actress Melissa Joan Hart, who failed in her efforts to raise $2 million for a romantic comedy in which she was hoping to star. Turns out fans of the '90s child star -- best known for the "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" TV movie and series -- weren't so interested in watching her play a single thirtysomething forced to attend her sister's wedding solo in Thailand.
April 2, 2013 |
Melissa Joan Hart may have been able to work magic when she played teenage witch "Sabrina" on television about a decade ago. But losing pounds after giving birth to her third child in September wasn't likely to happen with the snap of magical fingers. Instead, she reportedly turned to Nutrisystem for help in shedding the pesky pounds (20, so far). On Tuesday, Nutrisystem announced via news release that Hart, 36, is its newest spokes-celebrity. In that role, she'll be able to "explain it all" for you -- kind of like her character Clarissa did in another popular show from the early 1990s.
April 18, 2012 |
Melissa Joan Hart is pregnant for the third time, which means she may be holding a basketball, or perhaps a watermelon, and standing behind tall chairs on upcoming episodes of "Melissa & Joey. " Joey Lawrence, in fact, may be forced to remove his shirt more often to draw eyes away from his costar's expanding waistline. Their sitcom is returning May 30 for a second season on ABC Family. One promo for the two-episode premiere shows Lawrence minus his shirt, pecs bulging and glistening.
August 17, 2010 |
Though last rites have been administered more than once, the situation comedy is the most resilient of television formats. Time-honored and stable, it is also highly adaptable, ranging easily in attitude from the sincere to the ironic, in form from the classical to the postmodern. The sitcom also has the practical merit of being comparatively economical and easy to make (which does not mean, of course, easy to make well), and after having been largely driven from the screen by reality shows and police procedurals, it is creeping back in around the edges.
February 2, 2010 |
A comedy called "Melissa & Joey," starring and produced by Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence, received a 10-episode order from ABC Family and will premiere this year. Hart, who starred in "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" from 1996 to 2003, will portray the grown-up former wild child of a political family who is now a local politician herself and is forced to care for her teenage niece and pre-adolescent nephew after her sister is jailed and her brother-in-law flees after a scandal hits.
HOME & GARDEN
August 15, 2009 |
TV and film actor J.K. Simmons , of the police drama "The Closer" and the "Spider-Man" movies, and his actress wife, Michelle Schumacher , have put their Hollywood Hills-area contemporary on the market at $1,795,000. The two-story view home, built in 1999, sits on more than half an acre on a gated street. It has five bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms in about 4,190 square feet, with vaulted ceilings, three fireplaces and a balcony off the master suite. One of the bedrooms was converted into a home office.