Rose McGowan Headed to Palm Springs ShortFest
Filed Under: Movies • Posted on June 5th, 2014 by Holly • No Comments »

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rose McGowan and Taylor Kitsch are among the directors who will have films at the 2014 Palm Springs International ShortFest, PSISF organizers announced on Thursday.

Actors appearing in the films at the festival, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, include Oscar Isaac, Danny DeVito, Sarah Paulson, Natalie Dormer, Ioan Gruffudd, Nick Offerman, Jenna Fischer, Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent, Tony Hale and Alex Karpovsky.

The festival will also include “Human Voice,” a new short from Italian director Edoardo Ponti featuring Ponti’s wife, Sophia Loren.

The 330 films to screen in the desert resort town 100 miles east of Los Angeles will include 84 world premieres, 71 North American premieres and 22 U.S. premieres. They will appear in 52 thematically-organized programs and will screen from June 17 to June 23 at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs. A 3,000-film short film market will run concurrently.

The complete line-up will be posted on www.psfilmfest.org on June 8, with tickets on sale on June 10.

In a press release announcing the selection, PSSF director Kathleen McInnis said this year’s submissions moved “away from the angst-ridden drama of the past few years, and more towards hopefulness and sheer fun.”

The festival’s films will include “Dawn” (photo at top), the directorial debut of actress McGowan; “Pieces,” directed by Kitsch; “Columbite Tantalie,” directed by Ejiofor, “Jerome’s Boquet,” directed by Bebe Neuwirth

Others include Sarah Paulson in “#twitterkills,” Nick Offerman in “The Gunfighter,” Jenna Fischer in “It’s Okay,” Sally Hawkins and Jim Broadbent in “The Phone Call,” Shohreh Aghdashloo in “Still Here,” Oscar Isaac in “Ticky Tacky,” Danny Devito in “Today’s The Day” and Alex Karpovsky in “The Young Housefly.”

Also: Jayma Mays in “Awkward Expressions of Love,” Natalie Dormer and Rufus Sewell in “The Brunchers,” Ian Hart in “Conversation with a Cigarette,” Lee Meriwether in “The Curse of the Un-Kissable Kid,” Alan Ruck in “DESTROYER,” Ioan Gruffudd in “Eddie,” Martin Starr in “Leonard in Slow Motion,” Mark Strong in “Nosferatu in Love,” Josh Ackland and Juliet Stevenson in “The Portrait,” Luke Kirby in “Sure Thing,” Sally Kirkland and Burt Young in “Tom in America,” Tony Hale and Frankie Faison in “Trouble & the Shadowy Deathblow,” Rutger Hauer in “Turn,” Richard Kind in “What Cheer?,” Barry Bostwick, Missi Pyle, Cheyenne Jackson, Rob Riggle and Carmen Electra in “Dragula” and Pyle in “Somebody’s Mother.”

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Video Rose McGowan on her shocking directorial debut at Sundance London
Filed Under: Interviews • Posted on April 28th, 2014 by Holly • No Comments »



Supanova Expo Adds Rose McGowan, Morena Baccarin And More
Filed Under: News & Rumors • Posted on April 25th, 2014 by Holly • No Comments »

The popular Supanova Expo, to be held at Sydney Olympic Park in June, has added even more guests to its lineup. Charmed star Rose McGowan joins the list, as do Morena Baccarin (Homeland, Stargate), Laurie Holden (The Walking Dead) and Terry Molloy, the man behind the mask of Davros, creator of Doctor Who’s feared Daleks. They’re amongst the new additions to a guestlist that also includes Napoleon Dynamite’s Jon Heder and the master himself, Stan Lee. It’ll be the 91-year-old Lee’s final visit to Australia.

Supanova 2014 runs at the Sydney Showground, Olympic Park, from Friday June 13 – Sunday June 15.

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First look at Rose McGowan as a badass mom in season 3 of Chosen
Filed Under: Chosen • Posted on April 5th, 2014 by Holly • No Comments »



Rose McGowan at the Art Of Elysium’s 7th Annual Pieces Of Heaven
Filed Under: Gallery Updates, Public Appearances • Posted on March 10th, 2014 by Holly • No Comments »

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Rose McGowan Calls Oscars Audience “Self-Obsessed” After Not Giving Kim Novak a Standing Ovation
Filed Under: News & Rumors, Other, Rose McGowan News • Posted on March 4th, 2014 by Holly • No Comments »

Rose McGowan is not happy with the star-studded audience at this year’s Academy Awards.
The actress took to Twitter and Instagram to vent her frustrations after Kim Novak didn’t receive a standing ovation when presenting alongside Matthew McConaughey at the awards show.

“Kim Novak! No standing ovation?! Self-obsessed and disrespectful, that sums up the Oscar audience,” she wrote.
She then posted several pictures on Instagram showing the Hollywood icon and added a few well, colorful, captions to really drive the point home.

“You are all lucky that she graced you with her presence RT @rosemcgowan: Disgusted by the uneducated twits that make up the audience at this year’s oscars. Gross. It’s Kim Novak, a–holes. #EDUCATEYOURSELVES.”
And yes, she did RT herself.

One fan wrote her on Twitter, saying, “I usually love you but calm down! It’s an actor not Jesus.”
OK, fair point. McGowan, however, was not amused.

“It’s called Hollywood history, their occupation,” she responded.

She finished up her tweetspree with a funny (and calm) message to her fans.

She posted, “Okay, I feel better now having gotten that off if my chest. Little tantrum over.”

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Rose McGowan Returning as Cora on Once Upon a Time
Filed Under: Once Upon a Time • Posted on January 27th, 2014 by Holly • No Comments »

Once Upon a Time is resurrecting Cora — kind of!

Actress Rose McGowan has signed on to reprise her role as the youthful version of the villainous Queen of Hearts.
McGowan (Charmed, Death Proof) previously played Cora in the pivotal episode “The Miller’s Daughter” last March, which was an origin story for the character (normally played by Barbara Hershey) and also showed her death. The character hasn’t been on the show since. McGowan will return to Once Upon in the 18th episode this season.

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Rose McGowan says women don’t help each other in Hollywood
Filed Under: Interviews • Posted on January 18th, 2014 by Holly • No Comments »

While Rose McGowan is known for taking on edgy roles in the films like Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s “Grindhouse” and the hit TV series “Charmed,” she says she only recently found her true calling, behind the camera.

“Directing wasn’t particularly challenging, I find acting more challenging,” McGowan told FOX411 ahead of the Thursday night Sundance Film Festival screening of her directorial debut short film, “Dawn.” “I’m used to handling a lot. I run a tight ship. I find acting harder because I have no control in that. I kept waiting for the panic attack to happen while directing, but it just didn’t… I like acting, but if I never act again, I’ll be okay.”

Written by M.A. Fortin and Joshua John Miller, who McGowan first met when she skipped school as a 14-year-old to play a movie extra, “Dawn” is centered on a quiet teenager living in a Kennedy-era America who longs for something or someone to free her from her sheltered life. The girl soon meets a boy at the local gas station who gets more from her than he anticipated.

Unlike many actors, McGowan insists that she doesn’t suffer from insecurity issues.

“I’m a very secure person. I know I’m a good actress, I’m solid,” she continued. “But I think as a director, you can create a world rather than just be in a world. And who doesn’t want to create a world?”

McGowan is slated to start directing her her first feature-length film in a few months. She said it will bea dark comedy illuminating what women do to women in the entertainment industry.

“I don’t want it to look like a Kardashian reality house, it needs to be a Richard Meyers house,” she explained. “It’s a commentary on how women treat other women. Women don’t help other women in this industry; it sucks because men don’t help women either.”

And over the course of her 22-year Hollywood career, the 40-year-old star said little has changed in the way of women working together.

“I would love to change that somehow,” McGowan added. “That would be magical.”

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