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Old May 24, 2007, 09:04 PM   #1
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Arrow Justin Berfield produces 'Blonde Ambition' [Trailer] [DVD Release]

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The first trailer for Blonde Ambition is now online. This film is produced by Justin, and stars Jessica Simpson and Luke Wilson. A release date has not been set. As soon as Justin announces it, I'll let you know.

You can read more about the film and cast on Justin's J2 site: http://www.j2tv.com/blonde1.html

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Old May 25, 2007, 09:02 PM   #2
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I haven't heard about this film, but it looks interesting. The description on Justin's site is really short, do you have any more info on it? Thanks for sharing!

BTW, Justin's site is a little messed up. I had to scroll right really far to view anything on every page I viewed. Try viewing it at 800x600.
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Old May 25, 2007, 09:15 PM   #3
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I haven't heard about this film, but it looks interesting. The description on Justin's site is really short, do you have any more info on it? Thanks for sharing!

BTW, Justin's site is a little messed up. I had to scroll right really far to view anything on every page I viewed. Try viewing it at 800x600.
Sam, are you talking about Justin's official site or his J2 site? Everything seemed okay on both when I checked earlier tonight but I'll have another look and let our programmer know of any issues. Thanks for the heads-up.

Sure, I have some more info on the film.

From J2: http://www.j2tv.com/press/blonde_ambition.html

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Making Faces For 'Blonde Ambition'

'I'm carrying the weight of the movie on my shoulders,' singer/actress says of first lead role.

By Jennifer Vineyard, with additional reporting by Edward Paige
March 2, 2007

Jessica Simpson is no dumb blonde — she knows she has to pay her dues to climb the Hollywood ladder.

So to become a full-fledged movie star, the singer/actress worked a few entry-level jobs — slinging some hash as a waitress in "The Dukes of Hazzard" and ringing up receipts as a cashier in "Employee of the Month" — but she's ready to be taken seriously with her next film, "Blonde Ambition."

"I don't want to sound conceited or brag or anything, but I really did do a good job," Simpson said shortly after the film wrapped. "I am so proud of myself."

"Blonde Ambition," due this summer, has been described as a remake of the '80s classic "Working Girl," which starred Melanie Griffith and Harrison Ford and earned Griffith an Oscar nomination. But Simpson's version is less a remake and more a reimagining of the movie's theme. "It's basically about a young woman's journey into the corporate empire," producer Justin Berfield told MTV News. "She starts at the bottom and works her way to the top."

That means Simpson is in plenty of humiliating situations as an Oktoberfest-style beer girl and a bike messenger. "There are so many Lucille Ball moments," Simpson said. "Dane Cook taught me how to do that; he used his body language a lot. And the women who do that, like Goldie Hawn or Meg Ryan, do that so well, and it just makes the comedy so much better. Jim Carrey is obviously the best at it; he does all the different faces. But I have so many different faces in this movie that I never knew I had before."

Helping Simpson get the laughs this time around are Luke Wilson (who she screen-tested with for "Dallas") and her old pal Willie Nelson, who co-starred as Uncle Jesse in "The Dukes of Hazzard" (see "Jessica Simpson — In A Bikini — To Wash The General Lee In 'Boots' Video"). This time, Nelson plays Simpson's grandfather.

Plus, Andy Dick — who had a lick-tastic time in Simpson's "Public Affair" video (see "Jessica Simpson Finally Goes 'Public' With Longoria, Seacrest In Ratner-Directed Video") and also appeared with her in "Employee of the Month" — thwarts Jessica's Katie character in her efforts to get noticed on the job. "Remember the Sigourney Weaver part, the mean boss?" Dick told MTV News, referencing the original film. "I'm her assistant. I'm more present than the boss. I'm the evil one. It's going to be good."

The mere thought of her insane co-star had Simpson smiling. "I love you, Andy, I love you so much, but he's crazy out of his mind!" Simpson laughed. "He's a genius, I believe that. He is just so great behind the camera and makes everybody on the set laugh so hard."

A little levity was definitely needed since Simpson started feeling the stress early on in the production. "The hardest thing about 'Blonde Ambition' was that I'm carrying the weight of the movie on my shoulders," she said. "I was in every shot, pretty much, and it was very time-consuming. You don't really understand until a week after you're done shooting, and you're like, 'Oh my gosh, I memorized all those lines! Wow!' "

Letting her own blond ambition guide her, Simpson's ready for the challenge of her next movie, "The Witness," which she plans to shoot by the end of March. And no, that's not a Harrison Ford remake either. "I don't want to be typecast," Simpson laughed. "But if I were, it would just make me want to prove myself even more."
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Old May 25, 2007, 09:16 PM   #4
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I'll be honest that I am a little scared of seeing a Jessica Simpson movie but it really does sound quite good. Thanks for the info.

I'm talking about the J2 site that you linked to. If you like I can post a screenshot of my problem. I'm using Firefox 2 in an 800x600 res window.
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I'm talking about the J2 site that you linked to. If you like I can post a screenshot of my problem. I'm using Firefox 2 in an 800x600 res window.
That would be very helpful, thanks.
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Nice one rye and nice one justin! Looks good - all be it a chick flick...Good for a laugh now and again.

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Default Justin Berfield (Reese) ‘Blonde Ambition’ a Wash? [Update]

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Justin Berfield (Reese) Some readers will know that Justin Berfield is producing films now and his current project is 'Blonde Ambition'. Read our previous post for a trailer and more information.

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The buzz behind Blonde Ambition is fading as reports surface that the Jessica Simpson film is incomplete and no longer has a release date.Simpson’s manager/dad Joe Simpson has reportedly pushed back the release date twice because the movie is expected to flop.

"First, the release date was set for Aug. 3, and then it was delayed until the last week of August," an insider tells the New York Daily NewsGatecrasher. "Papa Joe then intervened and said he wasn't comfortable with the level of competition from other films that month."

Meanwhile, another source suggests that the singer may want to stick with her day job.

Another source says: "Jessica was not very focused on-set and flubbed her lines often. She always had her dog around, was on the phone with [then-] boyfriend John Mayer or was sitting in a warmed-up SUV."
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Justin Berfield (Reese)We reported last month that Justin Berfield's Blonde Ambition had people questioning if it will get finished and that it would flop. The latest rumours suggest that it might go straight to DVD.

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Is Jessica Simpson’s flick Blonde Ambition too much of a stinker for the silver screen?
“It is going straight to DVD domestically. It will only come out in theaters internationally,” an insider tells Us Weekly.
What’s the problem with the romantic comedy, costarring Luke Wilson, 35?
“The movie is absolutely horrible,” says a source. “It’s just a bomb, mainly because of Jessica’s acting.”
Counter’s Simpson’s rep: “It’s definitely a theatrical release.”
A rep for the movie studio tells Us, “The final distribution plans have not been confirmed, so it would be premature to comment at this time.”
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Justin Berfield (Reese)We reported last month that Justin Berfield's Blonde Ambition had people questioning if it will get finished and that it would flop. The latest rumours suggest that it might go straight to DVD.



Source: USMagazine.com
Keyword in that statement: rumors - As is mentioned in the article, a rep for the studio says the distribution plan has not been finalized, so any discussion about a straight to DVD release is purely speculation at this point.
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As previous rumours had predicted Blonde Ambition co-produced by J2 Pictures, Justin's production company, is going straight to DVD. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will be releasing the film on January 22, 2008.

Blonde Ambition is currently available for pre-order through Amazon. Special features include Deleted Scenes and behind the scene interviews with cast and crew.

Recently in a personal update on his official forum, Justin said:

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BLONDE AMBITION was not blonde ambition when it started. it really became a much different project after certain people became attached to it…and i decided as a result to be a little hands off during production because of it. that said, im not sure of it’s fate…but regardless i think all luke wilson fans will embrace it. it really does have some funny moments and HEY…it’s not supposed to be some life altering serious piece.
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