Medford maiden Maria Menounos celebrated her 34th birthday over the weekend, and the brunette beauty didn’t hold back! The Hawaiian luau themed event had the lovely miss sporting a teeny weeny yellow bikini and flower print shorts, while also wearing a lei and even a giant live snake around her neck at times throughout the raucous evening. Some of the famous faces who came out to celebrate the “Extra” host included Donald Trump, Michael Chiklis, and Nia Vardalos. Actor Mel Gibson took the birthday girl for a spin around the dance floor, as did her former “Dancing with the Stars” partner Derek Hough.
The party was held outdoors at her place in Encino and featured fire dancers, hula girls, and even exotic animals, which included monkeys. Her actual birthday was June 8th.
The bubbly host also recently made headlines for her appearance on the Howard Stern Sirius Radio show, where she opened up about her past experiences with sexual abuse. As a teenager, Menounos said she was assaulted by a doctor. She went to the doctor for a throat issue and was told to change into a hospital gown, who then molested Menounos while her boyfriend sat outside in the waiting room. Menounos now says she brings her boyfriend of fourteen years, Kevin Undergaro, with her to the examination room every time.
★ “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” receives its first and only Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series category, while Andover, MA’s Leno is left out of the running and posts its lowest ratings since its first season on the air in 1992.
★ Currently covered in a slew of allegations of abuse, Mel Gibson sells his Connecticut estate for $24 million.
★ Naked shots from the set of What’s Your Number, currently filming in Boston, are of a body double and not Anna Faris.
★ Lexington, Massachusett’s native, and former SNL star, Rachel Dratch is pregnant.
★ Newton’s John Krasinski weds The Young Victoria actress Emily Blunt at George Clooney’s place in Italy.
★ Movie pioneer Douglas Trumbull plans sci-fi film to help jump-start the western Massachusets side of state in movie-production.
★ Originally of Concord, Massachusetts, Steve Carrell’s voice stars in the new animated film, Despicable Me.
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Read about the changes made to the home used in the filming of On Golden Pond in New Hampshire for an example how film producers changed one man’s home. More recently, West Newbury, MA resident Sandra Kelting allowed the use her dock on the Merrimack River to be used for Mel Gibson’s Edge of Darkness in 2008.
We all can agree it’s all about being seen by the right people in this industry, so why not give your home a chance. With all the production companies lining up to shoot the next blockbuster here in Hollywood East, this might be an opportunity for you to make a little extra income, rub shoulders with the stahs, and have your home featured in a major motion picture. MyMovieLocation is just one more way you can get involved with all the Hollywood East hype. Check our Career Scene page for more ways to get connected and check out MyMovieLocation.com, where your home can be where the Hollywood heart is.
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Filmed in Boston and the surrounding area, Edge of Darkness features the return of Mel Gibson to his forgotten place in front of the camera. From Martin Campbell, the director of Casino Royale, comes a Boston-set thriller based on a 1985 police miniseries that originally aired on the BBC. On board with the adaptation is screenwriter William Monahan, the Boston native and Oscar winner who helped bring us The Departed.
Gibson plays Thomas Craven, a homicide detective who seeks to uncover the mysteries behind his daughter’s death and unveil secrets he could never have prepared for. Along the way he will become entangled with corporate and government conspiracies, struggle alongside a CIA operative (played by Ray Winstone), and become aware that his daughter was not exactly who he thought she was.
Not since Signs in 2002 has Gibson accepted a leading role, and while his acting career may have been dwarfed by some off screen drama, he has a hefty list of awards and nominations under his belt for that very thing. He is certainly not a man new to a movie set, and the choice to revisit acting for this project leaves a lot of people curious. Is there something new we haven’t seen before with Edge of Darkness? Does this mark the long-lasting and triumphant return of Mel Gibson as an actor? We’ll have to wait and see. Edge of Darkness opens nationwide on January 29th.
Watch scenes of Boston and the surrounding area in the trailer for Edge of Darkness:
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