The Notebook Soon To Be A Broadway Musical Production

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The hit romance film, The Notebook, featuring Canadian actors Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams will soon be adapted into a Broadway musical! On Thursday, January 3, singer and songwriter Ingrid Michaelson excitedly made the announcement on the Today show.

Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams for The Notebook
Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams for The Notebook

Michaelson talked about how she had been given the go-signal to reveal this development. She has been working on the musical for almost a year now. She also shared on the show that it has been interesting to write songs for a character rather your own self.

It’s going to be written by Bekah Brunstetter, a producer for NBC’s This Is Us. The musical will be produced together with Nicholas Spark, the author of the book.

Spark has shared to his followers on Twitter how he is thrilled in this new development to his bestseller book.

The Notebook, which tells about a love story characterized by passion and turbulence and lasting love, was first published in 1996. In 2004, it was adapted into a movie starring Gosling and McAdams. Despite receiving poor reviews from critics, the movie went on to become a blockbuster hit with a cult following.

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The Notebook, 1996

The movie shot both Gosling and McAdams into stardom, and their reel-to-real love story is still part of the movie’s history to this day. Although at the beginning, both stars were at each other’s neck, they eventually fell in love in real life, dating from 2005 to 2007, then again 2008, before finally calling it quits.

While it would be quite impossible to have both Gosling and McAdams take on similar roles for the musical, this is some exciting news for the book’s and movie’s fans. No casting has been announced yet nor an opening date scheduled. The Notebook joins the ranks of other Hollywood blockbuster hits like Mean Girls, Clueless, and Pretty Woman that have been adopted into a Broadway production.

Rachel McAdams Breaks Silence on Pregnancy and Motherhood

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“It’s the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me, hands down,” Rachel McAdams says of her pregnancy and motherhood.

The Mean Girls star recently sat down with The Sunday Times UK while promoting her film, Disobedience, and talked about how she is enjoying motherhood even during the tough days.

While Rachel has talked about how she did give birth last April, this A-list Hollywood actress refused to divulge her son’s exact birthday or even his name, saying that she wanted to keep her son’s life away from the public’s scrutiny even if it isn’t hers in the first place.

Rachel is having the time of her life, spending time with her son away from the prying eyes of the public. She describes it as enjoyable, delightful, interesting, inspiring, among other positive words

She has always believed in waiting for the right time to be a mom, and she didn’t want to do it before it comes. At 39, she conceived her son, and knew that her “this was it!” moment had come. She went on to say that it was time she put her focus on another person.

Rachel, like any new mom, has also gone through the challenges and stress of motherhood, but she’s just delighted all through it all.

She went on to share snippets with her new bundle of joy, saying that she’s avoided pacifying her son with television or any electronic screen, and instead making pots and pans good distractions.

While it’s still early on to talk about future babies what with her son still 7-month-old or so, Rachel quipped that “there is definitely room for more” when it comes to the probability of expanding the family soon.

Happy Birthday Rachel McAdams: A Tribute to a Beautiful Star

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40 is definitely the new 20!

This is true when it comes to Hollywood’s favorite It Girl, Rachel McAdams! Rachel just celebrated her 40th birthday last Saturday, November 17, but she doesn’t look a day older than 20 years old.

As a tribute to this amazing actress’ special day, let’s take a look at some of the highlights of her colorful career and milestone achievements:

As far as iconic roles are concerned, Rachel McAdams’ portrayal of Regina George in Mean Girls top the list. So effective was her portrayal of the Plastics’ Queen Bee that she became the pattern for every mean girl in teen flicks in Hollywood for years to come!

When it comes to romance movies, Rachel McAdams has equally made a mark in the genre. Enter The Notebook, The Vow, and The Time Traveler’s Wife and you’ll remember that Rachel McAdams did notable portrayals of her character that had you laughing, crying, and falling in love with her. Especially worth praising is her portrayal of rich girl Allie in The Notebook who fell in love with Noah, which earned her both critical acclaim and box office popularity. And throwback to that time when everybody rooted for the onscreen couple to take the romance into real life as well!

Rachel Mcadams’ versatility as an actress really shines through as she is also hilariously funny! With comedic timings and punchlines, she can hold her own among seasoned comedy, and it shows in Game Night, The Wedding Crashers, and The Lucky Ones.

Rachel McAdams has always been praised for her impeccable acting skills, and she’s proven that she really knows her mettle with nominations and individual awards for her portrayals in Spotlight, Red Eye, and Disobedience.

Beyond the limelight, Rachel is a very private person, but it is common knowledge that she is a very active philanthropist and environmentalist, running an environment awareness website, helping build homes in Habitat for Humanity and assisting with recovery missions during Hurricane Katrina to name a few.

Despite all the success she has achieved in her acting career both in the big screen and on television, nothing can top 2018 for her! In the past, the actress has always expressed her desire to start her very own family, and this year, it happened! Just last April, she received a bundle of joy she can call her own. She gave birth to a healthy baby boy with beau, Jamie Linden!

2018 is indeed Rachel McAdams’ year!

Happy 40th birthday, Dear Rachel!

 

Rachel McAdams Nominated in the British Independent Film Awards 2018

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The British Independent Film Awards 2018 has officially rolled out the list of nominees this year, and Rachel McAdams has been nominated. Among the nominees for the Best Supporting Actress category, Rachel McAdams got the panel’s approval for the movie Disobedience in her portrayal of Esti, Ronit’s (Rachel Weisz) childhood best friend and lover before she went away.

Fellow cast member Rachel Weisz has been also nominated in the award-giving body for the Best Actress category for her portrayal in the Jewish drama movie, Disobedience. To boot, Disobedience has garnered a couple of nominations too, including Best Film and Best Screenplay.

According to BIFA, this year’s nominations are dominated by women, with individual nominations making up almost half of the list. These female nominees lead in writing, producing, directing, and acting categories.

The award ceremonies for the British Independent Film Awards 2018 will be held at the Old Billingsgate in London on December 2, 2018.

Disobedience is a movie about a woman who returns to the Orthodox Jewish community that turned their backs on her when she fell in love with her childhood friend. On her return, she must face the community who judged her and resist rekindling her romance with her former lover.

Since its release, Disobedience has received mostly favorable reviews from the audience and critics alike. And award-giving bodies seem to agree as so far, Disobedience has earned a number of nominations from the Goteborg Film Festival, International Online Cinema Awards, and Guadalajara International Film Festival. The list keeps on getting longer too!

Good luck to the lovely Rachel McAdams and the rest of the Disobedience film nominees!

Rachel McAdams Stuns Anew in Her Latest Hollywood Event Appearance after Giving Birth

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GIF: Rachel McAdams at the 2019 Breakthrough Prize

After nearly half a year of going hiatus, Hollywood’s darling Rachel McAdams is finally spotted on the red carpet of the 2019 Breakthrough Prize Award Ceremony. The star was present at the event held last Sunday, November 4, 2018. The awards ceremony was held at the NASA Ames Research Center.

The actress really caught everybody’s attention as she has stunned yet anew in a dazzling gown with glitters and confetti-like design. The gown is courtesy of Lebanese designer, Rami Kadi.

Rachel made a mark with a gorgeous post-pregnancy body and a refreshing look. Coupled with the confetti-style gown, she was a definite hit!

The gown she wore was from Rami Kadi’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection. It had a tight bodice with glitters and asymmetrical cutouts at the back. The pencil skirt had an eye-popping design with cascades of sequins adorning it. The skirt’s overall ombre hue complemented the simple top perfectly.

To complete her look, the actress wore her hair in a bun with a few jewelry pieces from Hearts on Fire adorning her fingers and a pair of earrings.

The event was the equivalent of the Oscars of Science and other A-list celebrities were also present during the award ceremony to present or perform. Rachel was invited to the awards ceremony to present an award.

The last time Rachel attended a red carpet event was in April, 2018 at the Tribeca Film Festival for her film, Disobedience. From there, she has gone under the radar. April of this year, news broke out that The Notebook star delivered a healthy baby boy and a few months later was spotted with him.

Rachel McAdams Takes Son for a Stroll in LA

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It’s been five months since Rachel McAdams gave birth to a healthy baby boy and we’re finally getting a glimpse of the adorable baby!

The family has taken the bouncing baby boy for a stroll in LA around the middle of September. The family was spotted at Larchmont Village, having a grand time enjoying the sights and sounds. Along with McAdams is her beau, Jamie Linden, and the equally doting grandma, Sandra.

McAdams was all cuddles and kisses for her little boy as they strolled. Jamie Linden and Rachel’s mom also took turns pushing the stroller.

McAdams’ adorable baby was garbed in a red/white stripe tee with matching flat cap. McAdams, on the other hand, showed off a remarkable post-pregnancy body. The talented actress was seen wearing a sleeveless orange top and skinny jeans. She paired this with a red slingback pumps and a red crossbody bag.

It was several months’ back that news of McAdams childbirth came out. News agencies tried reaching out to her rep, but they were unreachable so there was no confirmation.

Rachel McAdams and beau Jamie Linden have yet to confirm when the exact date their adorable little bundle of joy was born and what they’ve decided to name him. The two has been dating since 2016, before their first child was born early April.

Spotted: Rachel McAdams Up and About Several Months after Giving Birth

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Several months after Rachel McAdams was reported to have given birth to a healthy baby boy, she has been spotted up and about in downtown LA, shopping and going out for market day.

It can be remembered that Rachel was last seen in a public appearance last September 2017 at the Disobedience premiere for the Toronto Film Festival. From then on, she has gone under the radar, last seen in November of the same year, wearing a baggy coat at the Toronto airport.

This month, Rachel was frequently spotted at the Farmers Market in LA during mostly Sundays busy buying fresh produce and flowers for her new family.

The actress constantly stepped out in the LA neighborhood for her market day, keeping a low profile. Earlier this month, she’s been spotted wearing a tracksuit and some sneakers to boot. She had with her a pair of canvas bags to carry her stuff.

On another occasion, McAdams was also spotted doing her usual market run in a stylish plaid shirt with a white tee underneath, ripped jeans, and sneakers. She had with her the usual canvas bags she puts all the fanfare she got in the LA marketplace.

Just recently, she was again spotted at the same LA neighborhood, keeping a low profile with her plaid shirt with a white tee underneath and simple jeans, paired with white sneakers and a baseball cap pulled low over her head. She had on big sunglasses and to complete her look, she had a red crossbody bag aside from the two canvas bags she carried to put the produce she bought. She was also seen walking with a bouquet of large orange blooms in hand.

McAdams has been a regular at the farmers’ market, having been spotted since last month. It looks like this talented actress is having a grand time and enjoying buying her new family some fresh produce and flowers at the LA farmers’ market.

Rachel McAdams: The Advocate and Environmentalist behind The Glitz and Glamour

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Rachel McAdams has always been known as a stellar actress, with notable acting awards and nominations and iconic roles that made her a household name. In film productions, she’s recognized for her serious acting skills and her professionalism without that diva attitude.

Behind Hollywood’s glamour and glitz, Rachel McAdams is a very private individual, choosing to stay away from the limelight and living a simple life. However, Rachel’s passion for the environment and charity works have further endeared her to fans.

Through the years, Rachel has supported a number of causes and participated in a number of charitable works to effect change. Here are a few of her supported causes:

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity aims to build affordable housing in the community for less privileged citizens. In 2013, Rachel together with her family has helped construct homes from the ground up.

GreenIsSexy.org

This is an eco-friendly website run by Rachel together with her two other friends. The site ran from 2007 to 2011. It aims to spread environmental awareness to all kinds of people and make a difference.

Greenpeace

Rachel on several occasions have helped promote Greenpeace’s goal of paving the way for a greener and more peaceful world in non-violent creative actions. In 2015, she attended a Greenpeace rally in Vancouver to protest Arctic drilling. She has also lent her voice for Greenpeace in a video campaign about Arctic protection.

Food and Water First Movement

As an active environmentalist, Rachel went to the Honeywood area to shoot for a video, campaigning for the preservation of Ontario’s farmland. Aside from this, she also talked with local farmers. The Food and Water First Movement aims to reconsider rezoning policies that endanger food and water sources.

Small Steps Project

In the past, Rachel has donated some of her shoes to the Small Steps Project. This organization is focused on providing shoes and emergency provisions to children who have been scavenging in dumps.

Alzheimer’s Association

As her movie ‘The Notebook’ paved the way further for her awareness of the condition, she has donated some of her belongings to the Alzheimer’s Association to be auctioned off. Proceeds of the sale will go to fuel more research about Alzheimer’s.

 The Sunshine Foundation of Canada

Rachel has supported the Sunshine Foundation of Canada by donating a handbag in the Sunshine and Stars contest. This charitable organization grants the wishes of children with disabilities or terminal illnesses.

United Way Toronto

                In order to help United Way Toronto acquire funds, Rachel hosted a screening of her movie ‘The Notebook’ and donated the ticket sales to the charity organization. She was able to raise $6,000 for United Way Toronto.

Other Notable Causes Supported

  • As a staunch environmental activist, Rachel’s home in Toronto utilizes renewable energy and she goes around Toronto riding a bike.
  • At the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Rachel volunteered for the cleanup efforts in Louisiana, Biloxi, and Mississippi.
  • In December, 2015, Rachel donated $75,000 to Nanny Angel Network, a charity organization for children.
  • In 2006, Rachel participated in the ‘Day Without Immigrants’ demonstration to protest the marginalization of US illegal immigrants.
  • Rachel is a member of Represent.Us, an organization that advocates for tough anti-corruption laws. She is part of the organization’s creative council.

More than her superb acting, professionalism, and charmed beauty, Rachel McAdams is truly a woman with a heart, truly worthy of admiration and respect!

 

DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital Releases for Game Night!

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If you still haven’t watched this year’s hilarious, game-changing comedy flick, Game Night, the DVD and Blu-ray releases are now available. It was released last May 22, 2018. While the Digital HD copy of the said movie was released earlier on May 4, 2018. Digital HD releases can be purchased in iTunes and Amazon Video.

Game Night was released earlier this February 28. Since then, it has received positive reviews from both critics and moviegoers, which helped propel its worldwide gross to more than $100 million. In Rotten Tomatoes, the movie received a surprising 83% fresh rating with an audience score of 79%. Meta Critic gave it a 66 metascore too.

Variety states that “there’s a nagging speck of humanity, or at least reasonably quick and cutting marital satire, that keeps the movie afloat.”

According to the Slate, “The back and forth between McAdams and Bateman is what makes Game Night sing.”

While audience reviews dubbed the movie as quick-witted and fun, surprisingly funny and clever, mainstream comedy done right, brilliant dialogue, and memorable characters, and a host of other positive feedback from moviegoers.

Plot

Game Night is the story of couple Max (Jason Bateman) and Annie (Rachel McAdams), who together with 2 other couples hold a weekly game night gathering. Mayhem and trouble ensue when Max’s shady brother, Brooks offers to host game night in his place. With a murder mystery gathering turning into a realistic kidnapping, they must help save Brooks.

Filled with hilarious twists and turns with an excellent cast of lead stars and supporting cast, and a great plot, Game Night is a must-watch.

If you’ve missed Game Night when it hit theaters last February, it’s time you grab a copy now and get ready for a hilarious time!

Disobedience DVD and Blu-Ray Are Out!

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The Disobedience DVD and Blu-ray are finally out, so you might want to head out and get a copy of this powerful love story. It was released last July 17, 2018, and the digital copies were released last July 10, 2018.

Disobedience has grossed over $6 million to date. It has reaped favorable movie reviews for its intriguing love story amidst a time when conformity and restraint are the norm. Metacritic rated the film 74%, while Rotten Tomatoes gave the film an 85% rating with majority of the critics and the audience agreeing that the film is worth watching.

According to Rolling Stone, the “forbidden love romance is scorching. No one who sees the groundbreaking trail that the movie blazes is going to shut up about it.”

Toronto Star says it’s “a beautifully crafted tale that will make your heart ache thanks to two standout leading performances and a great supporting one”.

While Globe and Mail writes “It is a love story, as beautiful as it is devastating”.

Plot: Disobedience is the story of Ronit (Rachel Weisz) who returns to the Jewish community where she grew up to pay respect to her late father only to rekindle a past romance with her childhood friend, Esti (Rachel McAdams). In a community who shunned her for a past forbidden love, together they must embark on a journey wrought by faith and norms and discover what it means to live in freedom and pursue true love.