Adrienne Martin

Adrienne Martin

911 call

FRONTENAC, Mo. Police have released the 911 call that led them to find the body of Adrienne N. Martin, a 27-year-old aspiring model, in the upscale suburban St. Louis home of ex-Anheuser-Busch CEO August Busch IV.

Police were called on Dec. 19 by Michael Jung, a Busch family employee. Here’s a transcript of the call:

Operator: Emergency 9-1-1

Michael Jung: We need an ambulance at 2032 South Lindbergh.

O: Is that a residence or business?

MJ: Residence

O: Okay, what’s the problem?

MJ: This girl’s just not waking up.

O: Is she breathing?

MJ: We don’t know. It’s dark back there. I’m gonna get a light and try and see.

O: Okay, I’ll get them going right away.

Frontenac Police Chief Thomas Becker says the investigation continues, by his department and the county medical examiner’s office. The medical examiner says autopsy results are inconclusive. Police also confirm that August Busch IV, who’d been dating Martin, was in the home at the time.

Art Margulis, an attorney for Busch, said Martin was a friend of Busch who was visiting the home and there was “absolutely nothing suspicious” about her death.

Michelle Williams, star of tomorrow, of the week

Michelle Williams, star of tomorrow, of the week

The annual survey of motion picture theater owners cited Zach Galifianakis and Michelle Williams as “stars of tomorrow” (“one actor and one actress who they feel will be Top Money-Makers in the years to come”)according to Quigley Publishing, which conducts the annual poll. Therefore, because of her superb performances including the Oscar worthy acting job she did in ‘Blue Valentine,’ Hollywood News chooses Michelle Williams is “Hollywood Movie Star of the Week.”

 August Anheuser Busch IV

August Anheuser Busch IV

Dr. Kevin J. Martin, M.D., B.Ch., B.AO

Dr. Kevin J. Martin, M.D., B.Ch., B.AO

Adrienne Nicole Martin

Adrienne Nicole Martin

Adrienne Nicole Martin

Adrienne Nicole Martin

Adrienne Nicole Martin, a former Hooters waitress, found dead at the home of August Anheuser Busch IV (born June 15, 1964) the great-great-grandson of Anheuser-Busch founder Adolphus Busch,Dec. 24- Dr. Kevin J. Martin, M.D., B.Ch., B.AO.:University College Dublin Medical School Dublin Ireland, 1971, who now lives in Cape Girardeau, Mo., said that he does not know his ex-wife’s cause of death but said that she had a heart condition called Long QT syndrome. The heart rhythm disorder can potentially cause fast, chaotic heartbeats that can, in some cases, cause sudden death.

Martin said he discovered the syndrome when he did an electrocardiogram on his wife shortly after they wed in 2002. He said that his wife didn’t tell others of her condition and that he hasn’t discussed it with authorities.

“She refused to see a cardiologist about it,” Martin said. “I’ve always suspected she thought I was overreacting.”

He and Adrienne Martin had been separated since February 2009, and their split was anything but amicable, according to their divorce file. They had joint custody of their son.

“We also both think the world of August,” Kevin Martin said. “He is a good man.”

Martin said he had met Busch “months ago” — and that Busch personally called him on Sunday to tell him of the death.

Martin said he was in Springfield, Mo., with his former in-laws visiting his son for the holidays. He said his son was in Springfield when Adrienne died.

We need one popular NC-17

23 December, 2010

Michelle Williams Nightline

Michelle Williams Nightline

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Twenty years after introducing the designation, first given to “Henry and June” as a solution to the stigma of the X, the NC-17 is still regarded as a box-office buzzkill. There’s a longtime perception that exhibs won’t screen an NC-17 film and that advertisers deny such pics ad space. Ang Lee’s “Lust, Caution” in 2007 was one of the few recent cases where a distributor accepted that rating rather than making cuts. The National Assn. of Theater Owners polled 100 exhibitors to see how many would refuse to screen the movie, and only five said they would not. The Focus Features title went on gross to just under $5 million domestically. Ratings board chair Joan Graves admits moviegoers have a skewed perception of the NC-17 rating. “I do regret that it’s treated as the pariah of the ratings system,” she says. “All we need is one popular NC-17 rating to take that scent away.”

The Weinstein Company is moving up the release of Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling-starring Blue Valentine two days to Wednesday, December 29, reports deadline, to get a two-day head start on the New Year’s holiday weekend. Blue Valentine will open on one screen in New York and Los Angeles, with another theater added in New York on December 31, before expanding into 10 markets on January 7.

Michelle Williams interview, Blue Valentine

Michelle Williams interview, Blue Valentine

Annette Bening in The Kids Are All Right,
Julianne Moore in The Kids Are All Right,
Natalie Portman in Black Swan
Mila Kunis in Black Swan
Michelle Williams in Blue Valentine.
Ryan Gosling in Blue Valentine

see also
Stephen Dorff’ in Somewhere
Nathalie Fay in Somewhere

Michelle Williams at Angelika

Michelle Williams at Angelika

As the Miramax sale closed this fall, the Weinsteins were put in touch with Miramax’s new chief executive Mike Lang by Jim Wiatt, the former chief executive of talent agency William Morris who knows all three men.Miramax, which is newly owned by private equity company Colony Capital, investor Ron Tutor, and the Qatar sovereign wealth fund, will have the right to co-finance the movies and own a 50% stake in the new movies produced by Weinstein Co., a person familiar with the agreement said. If Miramax declines to provide the funding, the company will receive 5% of the movies’ gross revenue.

The deal terms are similar to ones Weinstein Co. made with Disney for sequel rights to 16 movies from the Miramax library including “Scream” and “Spy Kids” as part of their settlement in 2005. Weinstein Co. will release “Scream 4” and “Spy Kids 4” next year.

Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams on Daily Show

Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams on Charley Rose

SANTA MONICA and LOS ANGELES (December 16, 2010) –Miramax and The Weinstein Company (TWC) today announced an agreement to create sequels to some of Miramax’s best- known properties and to partner on potential new television shows and special edition home entertainment products. Mike Lang, CEO of Miramax, stated: “We are thrilled and honored to work with Harvey and Bob Weinstein.

Ellen Barkin

Ellen Barkin

Ron Perelman

Ron Perelman

Caleigh Perelman

Caleigh Perelman

Billionaire Ronald Perelman must pay $4.3 million to his ex-wife Ellen Barkin’s Applehead Pictures LLC after reneging on a agreement to invest in the film production company, $4.3 million award includes more than $900,000 in interest
Christine Taylor, a spokeswoman for Perelman: Ms. Barkin should not be entitled to any additional money beyond the enormous settlement she received five years ago. She said Perelman had “moved on” and left it to his attorneys to handle the “still-pending claims against Ms. Barkin and others based on their misconduct in managing and controlling Applehead Pictures.
Perelman had countersued in New York state Supreme Court, alleging Barkin misappropriated Applehead funds to finance personal expenses.
“As far as Applehead is concerned, Perelman won’t truly have moved on until after he satisfies his obligations,” Barkin’s Buchdahl added. He called the pending claims “nonsense” meant to distract. They will only result in more money going to Applehead,

In 2008, Perelman supported his daughter Caleigh against another ex-wife, Patricia Duff . “[Caleigh] is under stress. She is fearful. She has stated that she does not want to go back to her mother,”At first blush, Justice Rosalyn Richter said, it appears to be more “than an ordinary mother-daughter dispute” but less than the emergency situation Perelman’s side contends it is. The former couple finally reached a settlement in December 2008, having all parties attend therapy. including joint sessions with the Revlon head and Duff so they can work on parenting issues together. Their longstanding custody arrangement remains in place. The case came to a close with the sides getting equal parenting time, Perelman getting decision-making power over their daughter’s affairs, and Duff getting more than $12,000 a month in child support.

Michelle Williams Natalie Portman

Michelle Williams, Natalie Portman

Blue Valentine will hit U.S theaters on December 31. Optimum Releasing has taken UK rights from The Weinstein Company for Blue Valentine, and will co-distribute the film with TWC. The UK release date is set for Jan 21, 2011. Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan may have inadvertently saved the upcoming Derek Cianfrance flick, Blue Valentine, from box office disaster. Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams play characters that get drunk and their problems intensify when he wants to have sex and she doesn’t, but will to get him off her back. That hurts his pride and the result is an upsetting scene that makes you squirm, (there is a split-second of full-backal Gosling, and as often happens in independent films, Michelle Williams is simultaneously despairing and topless), but is an honest one that establishes clearly that this couple has nothing left and isn’t going to make it because love has turned into contempt. “You want hot cunnilingus? Go see Black Swan.” Stephen Garrett

Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams

The result of “Blue Valentine” receiving it’s deserved R-rating goes beyond box office dollars and increased Oscar chances. Whether Weinstein planned it or not, he just inadvertently created the best marketing campaign of the Oscar season.
Ending weeks of artistic protests and online hand wringing, the Motion Picture Association of America has reversed its decision to award “Blue Valentine,” the marital drama starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, an NC-17 rating. After a final appeal by Harvey Weinstein and Co. today, the film, which has earned attention as much for its finely tuned performances as for any explicit content, will now be rated R, which should help its awards chances. (Ms. Williams and Mr. Gosling are both indie darlings and previous Oscar nominees.) The vote by the board was apparently unanimous. NYT