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Wednesday, June 29, 2011 / 7:53 am

Teen Choice Awards Nomination For Life As We Know It

Nominations for the 2011 Teen Choice Awards have been released and "Life As We Know It", which Katherine both starred in and produced has been short-listed in the ‘Choice Movie: Romantic Comedy’ category.

Competition for the award, which will be handed out as part of a live two-hour awards show on Sunday, Aug. 7 on FOX will come from "Easy A", "Just Go With It", "No Strings Attached" and "Something Borrowed".

Winners are chosen by a public vote, which is now open at the official Teen Choice Awards web site.

Distributor Lionsgate UK has acquired the local theatrical rights to Katherine Heigl’s latest movie "The Big Wedding" it was announced today. The company purchased the film for the British market from producers Nu Image/Millennium Films at the Cannes International Film Festival.

"The Big Wedding", also known as "Gently Down The Stream", is a comedy written and directed by Justin Zackham that is set to begin production later this summer in Connecticut.

Thursday, June 9, 2011 / 3:50 pm

JDM-The-Ten Benefit Event

At Jean De Merry’s JDM-THE-TEN event held at the company’s Melrose Place showroom in Los Angeles on Wednesday evening, Katherine Heigl’s furniture design collaboration with the West Hollywood gallery was one of ten custom pieces on show to honor the ten-year anniversary of the made-to-order line and store.

Katherine's Limited-edition Vanity Table (Photo: Anna Pleus) Katherine’s Limited Edition Vanity Table (Photo: Anna Pleus)

Ten guest designers were chosen by owner Jean de Merry to help create the furniture, with all proceeds from the sale of each piece benefiting the charity of their choice.

Katherine chose The Compassion Revolution, one of the major initiatives of the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation to address the pet overpopulation crisis in the Los Angeles area, as her beneficiary. Her limited-edition vanity table is a sensuously rounded, French lacquered, hand-carved walnut piece finished with bronze pulls and topped by a three-piece mirror.

In conjunction with Los Angeles based Jean De Merry, a firm which specializes in high-end French deco furniture, Katherine Heigl has designed a limited-edition vanity table to benefit The Compassion Revolution.

The furniture item is part of a guest designer charity event which also includes limited-edition, made-to-order pieces by Victoria’s Secret model Karolina Kurkova, fashion designer Gregory Parkinson and jewelry designer Irene Neuwirth. 100% of the net sale proceeds of each piece will benefit a charity of choice by the guest designer and the benefit, which launches with a private, invitation-only party on Wednesday, June 8, has been put together by Jean de Merry to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Only ten pieces of each item will be produced.

Katherine's Limited-edition Vanity Table Katherine’s Limited Edition Vanity Table

The The Compassion Revolution which is funded by the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation, is a major companion pet initiative to address the pet overpopulation crisis in the Los Angeles area. It was launched on September 23, 2010 when Katherine and the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation Board, announced a $1 million pledge for spay / neuter and supporting programs.

Katherine’s personally designed vanity table is priced at $25,000 and is a sensuously rounded, French lacquered, hand-carved walnut piece finished with bronze pulls and topped by a three-piece mirror.

Thursday, May 26, 2011 / 4:49 pm

The Big Wedding At Cannes

Trade publication Screen Daily reports that Toronto based Entertainment One (eOne) has acquired the rights to Katherine’s latest project "The Big Wedding" from Nu Image for the Canadian and Benelux markets at Cannes.

Principal photography for "The Big Wedding" aka "Gently Down The Stream" begins in July.

The Justin Zackham penned and directed movie also stars Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, Robin Williams, Topher Grace, Ben Barnes, Amanda Seyfried and Patricia Rae.

The film is about a dysfunctional, divorced couple Don and Ellie Griffin (played De Niro and Keaton), who pretend to be still married at their adopted son Alejandro’s (Ben Barnes) wedding in order to please the guest of honor: his religious birth mother (Patricia Rae). Katherine will play their daughter Lyla Griffin and Topher Grace her brother Jared.

Susan Sarandon will portray De Niro’s longtime girlfriend who caters the wedding to support the charade. Robin Williams will play priest Father Monaghan.

Entertainment One president Patrice Theroux said "We are thrilled with the quality of the films acquired for all of our territories at this year’s Festival de Cannes".

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