Posted on August 2nd, 2009 by Frederik

Article courtesy Entertainment Weekly: Looks like love is in the air for Toni Collette’s male alter on United States of Tara. Sources confirm to me exclusively that Joey Lauren Adams (Chasing Amy) is joining the Showtime comedy’s season 2 cast as Pammy, a funny and warm barmaid who has a history of picking the wrong guys. Her luck changes the day she meets “Buck” and falls head over heels in love. Adams is on board for at least three episodes. Tara’s 12-episode second season debuts in early 2010.

Posted on July 16th, 2009 by Frederik

The following quote comes from the Associated Press:

I never thought I’d work in television and when this show came along I was just so excited to work on something so original and had such amazing dialogue and the story is just incredible and has endless possibilities. Then for it to go on and e recognized in this way is a complete delight. It’s a surprise and also quite joyous.

Posted on July 16th, 2009 by Frederik

Fantastic news! Toni has received an Emmy nomination as Best Actress in a Comedy Series for “United States of Tara”. She shares this category with Sarah Silverman for “The Sarah Silverman Program”, Mary-Louise Parker for “Weeds”, Julia Louis-Dreyfus for “The New Adventures Of Old Christine”, Christina Applegate for “Samantha Who?” and Tina Fey for “30 Rock”. This is Toni’s second Emmy nomination, she was previously in the running for “Tsumani: The Aftermath”. The Emmy Awards will be handed out during a live ceremony on September 20, 2009. Congratulations!

Posted on June 25th, 2009 by Frederik

The Australian Women’s Weekly has an article on Toni in its July issue: Toni Collette has come a long way from her difficult 20s. Today, she is a successful actress with a loving husband and beautiful daughter, who has found her true path, as she tells Michael Sheather. Toni Collette’s smile is practically incandescent. In the grey and shadowy confines of a rooftop office, not far from Sydney’s CBD, Toni, the 36-year-old actress and star of such international hits as Muriel’s Wedding, The Sixth Sense and Little Miss Sunshine, radiates a welcome warmth and brightness on a cold winter’s morning. The full article can be read here.

Posted on June 12th, 2009 by Frederik

Showtime will be producing a second season of Toni Collette’s acclaimed “United States of Tara”. News came in with a recent Reuters article that Oscar-nominated actress Viola Davis will joining the cast in its new season. Davis will appear in seven of the 12 episodes of the show’s upcoming season as Lynda B. Dozier, an unconventional artist who plays a significant role in the lives of Tara (Collette) and her daughter, Kate (Brie Larson). Davis, a veteran TV and stage actress, made her feature breakthrough with “Doubt,” in which she played the mother of a student at a Catholic school in the Bronx.

Posted on May 12th, 2009 by Frederik

Toni has been announced to make an appearance on BBC’s “Graham Norton Show”. On June 6, Norton welcomes actor Kurt Russell and Academy Award-nominated actress, Toni Collette. The show will air at 22:00 pm on BBC Two.

Posted on March 17th, 2009 by Frederik

Over 120,000 people have attended the Sound Relief fundraising concerts in Sydney and Melbourne to help aid victims of devastating fires and floods in Australia. Artists including Kings Of Leon, Coldplay, The Bee Gees’ Barry Gibb, Olivia Newton-John, Gabriella Cilmi, Taylor Swift, electro-poppers Architecture In Helsinki and The Presets played the concerts, which were held simultaneously at the Sydney and Melbourne cricket grounds. The event raised thousands of dollars, with all of the profits going toward appeals in Victoria for victims of the recent bushfires that killed over 200 people in February, and to Queensland for people affected by ongoing flooding. Possibly the most poignant moment of the day, was when actress Toni Collette united both cities in a minute’s silence to remember those that did not survive Black Saturday, immediately following the Princes’ historic address.

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