12 Aug 2012
Shannen Doherty Once Quit Charmed Over Lotto Prank -
The Beverly Hills, 90210 star was so shocked to find her winning numbers printed in the local newspaper, she quit her job thinking she had just struck it rich.
However, gullible Doherty reveals her happiness quickly faded when she found out it was just a prank.
She recalls, "Every once and while when the lotto was really big, the cast would all go in and buy everybody on the crew and ourselves lottery tickets... The next day comes around (so)... I grab my lotto ticket, go back to the make-up trailer, sit there, look through the newspaper - and I've won. It was like $42-52 million (£26-33 million), somewhere in that range.
"I jump up - I'm screaming hysterically - I run out of the make-up trailer, I run to my trailer, I gather up all my stuff, I run to my car, jump in, put it in drive, and start peeling out of the lot.
"(The cast and crew) come running after my car screaming, I stop really quick, and I'm like, 'What?' And they're like, 'Where are you going?' and I'm like, 'I won the lottery, I quit!' They had to tell me that I did not win the lottery and I was still broke and I still had to work. I actually cried hysterically, I had tears pouring down my face."
*This isn't the reason she quit charmed after series 3
12 Aug 2012
Alyssa Milano Marks Son's First Birthday With Charity Campaign -
The actress is hoping to raise $50,000 for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital by Milo’s birthday on August 31.
“A couple months ago, my friend Nancy introduced me to the parents of a 4 year-old Peruvian boy named Gonzalito,” Alyssa writes on her fundraising page. "Gonzalito has suffered from leukemia since he was two years old. His family received the news that their son could not be treated in Peru. His doctor recommended that he continue specialized treatment and undergo a bone marrow transplant, and that he be treated as soon as possible.
“All that could be done for him in Peru was done. To save his life, his parents traveled to the United States (Louisiana) where a pediatrician friend offered to help them. Gonzalito was hospitalized at “Our Lady of the Lake,” and though they operated to change a catheter very close to his heart, proper medical care and a bone marrow transplant could not be carried out at that hospital.
“His parents found out that treatment at a hospital in Houston would cost $700,000 and not the $100,000 that they had originally estimated. They struggled desperately to get this treatment at an affordable price to enable them to pay for their son to be alive.
“’In Peru he can not be saved. I share the anguish as a mother I have and ask the community to open their hearts and send donations. Whatever the amount, [though it] may be small, if we all support, we can save him… Gonzalito is a small child who has not even begun to live’, said his distraught mother.
“After receiving an email from Gonzalito’s parents, I hoped he might be accepted at St. Jude, and I inquired directly with the organization that evening. By midday on the following day, I received an answer:
“’I’m very happy to tell you that Gonzalito is currently a St. Jude patient being treated at our affiliate clinic in Baton Rouge, LA. As is the case for any St. Jude patient treated at one of our affiliate hospitals, the family will not pay anything for the treatment provided. Treatment plans are developed in consultation with physicians at St. Jude in Memphis, TN. If a child in treatment at an affiliated hospital requires services only available at our Memphis campus, the child will be transferred to St. Jude in Memphis.’
“As I considered the incredible news, I thought of my own child, Milo. I would do absolutely anything for him. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital provides immense relief to parents and children from everywhere, who go through harrowing situations no one should have to endure.
“For Milo’s first birthday, all I wish is that St. Jude can continue to provide this invaluable service for children…and for their parents who, without a doubt, would do absolutely anything for them.”
To donate to Alyssa’s cause, click here.
Directed by Victor Salva (Jeepers Creepers and Jeepers Creepers 2), the film stars Rose McGowan (Grindhouse, The Black Dahlia) and Daniel Ross Owens (Lie to Me, Prison Break).
Doctor Sonny Blake (McGowan), a radio talk show psychiatrist, moves back to her childhood home on seemingly idyllic Rosewood Lane after the death of her father. But upon arrival, she discovers her neighbors are inexplicably terrified of the local paperboy (Owens). When their paths collide, she suddenly finds herself in a terrifying fight to stay alive while at odds with this dangerous and calculating sociopath, who may have gruesomely killed her father...and others.
Rosewood Lane also stars Ray Wise (X-Men: First Class, RoboCop), Sonny Marinelli ("Entourage," "Raising the Bar"), Tom Tarantini (Jeepers Creepers Parts I and II), Lin Shaye (Insidious, There's Something About Mary), Rance Howard (Angels & Demons, Frost/Nixon), Lesley-Anne Down (Death Wish V: The Face of Death, The Nanny) and Lauren Velez (Dexter, Oz).
Shannen Doherty and her husband "always make each other laugh and smile."
The 41-year-old Beverly Hills 90210 actress is preparing for the season finale of her reality show Shannen Says, which will document her wedding to photographer Kurt Iswarienko that took place last October.
Shannen feels very comfortable in her marriage to Kurt.
"[We] balance each other [out]," she told ET Online. "I think that we both are very honest people, so I think we call each other on stuff when it needs to be called on. But we're also each other's biggest supporters? at the end of the day, when all is said and done, because I've been very vocal that I love my career, but I know it's not the thing that holds my hand when I'm sick -- it's my husband, it's my mum, it's my friends. So for me it's all about the relationship. And at the end of the day, we always make each other laugh and smile -- and that's what's important."
Having children right now is not a top priority for the couple.
"I think that we both want kids, but there's times when we don't want kids," Shannen laughed. "You know for right now I think we're both enjoying being married to each other and we love to travel. We have a lot of things to do yet before we get there. Who knows, I may be the oldest woman to have a child."
Shannen Says premiered on WE in April.
12 May 2012
Shannen Doherty Talks Reality TV, Gay Marriage, And Being Scarred By 80-Year-Old Penises -
In "Shannen Says," her new reality television series airing Sunday nights on WE tv, she neatly rolls all three into one addictive package. Each week viewers get what she calls a "really, really, really honest" look at her journey to the altar (her third time) as she and fiance (now husband) Kurt Iswarienko work with famed wedding planner David Tutera to create the wedding of her dreams.
Huff Post Gay Voices caught up with Doherty to chat about what makes her reality show different from all the rest, her feelings on gay marriage, her deep-seated fears of elderly penises and more.
HuffPost Gay Voices: Whose idea was the show?
Shannen Doherty: Kurt and I were in Mexico and we were talking about Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations" and "The Deadliest Catch" and how well done those shows are -- they're really high quality. Anthony Bourdain is this incredibly smart, witty, clever, sometimes snarky -- more than sometimes -- man. They use different cameras, they really do something totally different. "The Deadliest Catch" is also shot amazingly well and it's so incredibly poignant and raw and truthful and we thought Can you bring all of those qualities to reality TV? Can you be that brutally honest, that completely raw, but with the quality of those two shows where you do use different cameras and you do want it to look spectacular? So we thought we should really do something. And the more margaritas we drank on vacation, the more it sounded like a really, really good idea. We came home and I called a couple of producers I know -- I knew I wanted to use my production company but that I wanted to partner up with someone. It was incredibly easy at that point to get people on board. Then it took its time because we had a deal at one place and we shot a presentation but I became a little disillusioned with the direction they were going in -- it became a little too "train wrecky" for me. So we moved on and we ended up [on WE tv] because there was an executive there that really understood the concept of the show and we felt would nurture it and care for it and hold true to Kurt and my vision. And they did. The network did a great, great, great job with the show. We're very happy.
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