Models Of Queens
Queens Girl In 'The New Guy'
You may remember her from
the pages of the Tribune and now you can see this gal from Queens on
the big screen in the movie “The New Guy.”
Elizabeth, who hails from
Flushing, was featured in the Models Of Queens column last December and since
then, things have been taking off.
Although the bit part in
the film was small — a non-speaking role — Elizabeth was thoroughly
enthused about her appearance.
“I thought I looked
great,” she said. “It's amazing, I had the opportunity to be working
with this first rate group of people.”
Elizabeth got her big break
after entering an online contest “looking for the next big star.” The
prize was a chance to be an extra in the comedy flick.
Liz said she was flown to
Austin, Texas for a three-day shoot, had her own trailer on the set and got to
hang out with the film’s stars.
She said of her part-time acting career “I’m not going to live in a car . . . but I have a feeling that no matter what I do I’ll be successful. You have to take your chances and maintain a level head.”
Queens-born actor David
Schwimmer could have used a little help from his friends last week after being
at the wrong place at the wrong time.
A flying cocktail glass
accidentally hit Schwimmer, after a bar brawl broke out between two women at
the ultra chic 60 Thompson Hotel in Manhattan. His skin was cut right
above the forehead by the shrapnel of glass, forcing the actor to get
According to sources,
Schwimmer was standing next to an Island Records executive at whom the glass
“A woman from across the
bar flung a glass at another woman,” said his publicist, who said the actor
did not know either woman. “They were apparently a little rowdy and
Best known for his role as the sensitive and lovable Ross on the hit comedy sitcom “Friends,” 35-year old Schwimmer was born in Astoria, to lawyer parents but his family moved to California shortly thereafter.
After a record breaking run
at theatres across the country, “Attack of The Clones” – the second
episode of the “Star Wars” saga – has sent the thoughts of many Queens
residents adrift into outer space. But feeling spaced-out is nothing new for
the one former Queensite responsible for the music behind the blockbuster
Setting space battles and lightsaber duels to music has been a job for composer John Williams since the late-1970’s and according to the maestro’s bio, he was born in Flushing in 1932.
Williams remained in New
York until 1948, when he moved out
to Hollywood with his family.
Aside from “Star Wars,”
Williams has been the music man behind some of the best-known film scores of
all time including the “Jaws,” “The Poseidon Adventure,” “Jurassic
Park,” the “Indiana Jones” trilogy, “Schindler’s List,” and
And, according to
starwars.com, Williams’ earliest compositions included the themes for
NBC’s “Today Show” and the popular series “Lost In Space.”
Throughout his career,
Williams has been nominated for over 35 Oscars and has won five. He was also
the conductor of the Boston Pops from 1980 to 1993.
Behind the scenes of the highly anticipated film “Gangs of New York,” buzz was that director Martin Scorsese and producer Harvey Weinstein have not been seeing eye to eye. Apparently, while Scorsese wanted all the time in the world to edit and re-shoot scenes, Weinstein who is infamous for his temper, barked that time was money — an approximate $103 million worth.
According to both parties,
the film is finished, despite internal squabbling.
perhaps the two suffered from an East Coast-West Coast rivalry but found that
the two are both Queens natives. While
Scorsese was born in Queens and moved to Little Italy, Harvey Weinstein was
born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, later attending University of Buffalo
in upstate New York.
Weinstein said in a speech
at his alma mater that he lived in rent-controlled housing in Queens and all
he could afford was a state school. Once
he even had to hitchhike to Buffalo because he was so broke.
So much for school spirit.
The two film giants were at
the Cannes Film Festival to unveil the 20-minute preview of the film, which
stars A-list names like Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz and Leonardo Di Caprio.
Both Queensites were on their best behavior for the glam event and
denied rumors that they didn’t get along.
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