Day: February 6, 2021

Jefferson’s Opera House Theatre Players to reschedule annual Chocolate Sunday event | News

JEFFERSON — Jefferson’s Opera House Theatre Players announced last week the community theater organization will cancel its annual “Chocolate Sunday” event fundraiser set for Feb. 14 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The theater’s only fundraising event of the year, “Chocolate Sunday,” will now be rescheduled to some time in mid-April, OHTP Director Marcia Thomas said.

“The new and old board members met recently and discussed the idea of trying to go ahead with the previously scheduled and traditional date of Feb. 14, but ultimately decided it was better to be a bit more prudent at this time, due to rising cases of the COVID-19 virus in the county,” she said.

The organization is looking to reschedule the chocolate judging contest event until mid-April, when the number of local cases will hopefully decline due to the administration of vaccines and combined efforts of social distancing.

“Chocolate Sunday,” is an annual

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Michelle Pfeiffer Says She Turned Down The Silence of The Lambs Because the Film’s Script Was ‘Evil’

Michelle Pfeiffer holding a sign posing for the camera: George Pimentel/WireImage

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Michelle Pfeiffer is opening up about one film role that could have been.

While speaking with The New Yorker for a recent interview about her wide-ranging and illustrious career, the 62-year-old actress detailed how she was originally tapped to star in The Silence of the Lambs but passed on the opportunity due to being uncomfortable with the film’s “evil” storyline.

Michelle Pfeiffer holding a sign posing for the camera: "I didn't want to put that out into the world," the actress said of turning down a role in the 1991 film

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“I didn’t want to put that out into the world,” the actress said of turning down a role in the 1991 film

“With Silence of the Lambs, I was trepidatious,” she said. “There was such evil in that film.”

When asked what exactly it was about the project that made her not want to take part in it, Pfeiffer added: “It was that evil won in the end, that at the end of that film evil ruled out. I was

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Marilyn Manson denies Evan Rachel Wood’s abuse allegations

Marilyn Manson is speaking out against abuse allegations after his ex-fiancée Evan Rachel Wood claimed the musician “horrifically abused me for years.” 

“Obviously, my art and my life have long been magnets for controversy, but these recent claims about me are horrible distortions of reality,” Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, wrote on Instagram Monday night. 

Earlier Monday, Wood revealed in an Instagram post that Manson, 52, had “started grooming me when I was a teenager.” The “Westworld” actress has been vocal the past few years about experiencing domestic abuse and sexual assault.

Wood, 33, added: “I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission. I am done living in fear of retaliation, slander, or blackmail. I am here to expose this dangerous man and call out the many industries that have enabled him, before he ruins any more lives. I stand with the many victims who will no longer

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Two Lonely Women Find Romance and Solace in Bleak Frontier Drama

Katherine Waterston looking at the camera: The World to Come Katherine Waterston Vanessa Kirby

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The World to Come Katherine Waterston Vanessa Kirby

“With little pride and less hope, we begin the new year.” So starts Mona Fastvold’s mournful frontier romance “The World to Come,” on January 1st of 1856. (The film’s Sundance screening follows a premiere at Venice and precedes an imminent theatrical release.)

The words are written in the diary of young wife Abigail (Katherine Waterston), who reads them as an ongoing narration of her inner thoughts and torments. She and her husband, Dyer (co-producer Casey Affleck), have recently lost their little girl to diphtheria, and the space between them is miles wide. He has channeled all his emotions into their struggling farm, a hardscrabble plot in frigid upstate New York. She is pouring hers into the diary, when she’s not cooking, cleaning, milking cows and taking care of Dyer.

Into this austere existence blows Tallie (Vanessa Kirby), an outgoing new

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