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Gary Ross Dahl, originator of '70s Pet Rock sensation, dies at 78

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Gary Ross Dahl, who turned a barroom joke into a multimillion-dollar gag gift sensation called the Pet Rock, has died. He was 78.

Man who created the Pet Rock dies at 78

Gary Ross Dahl, the creator of the wildly popular 1970s fad the Pet Rock, has died at age 78 in southern Oregon. Dahl's wife, Marguerite Dahl, confirmed Tuesday that her husband of 40 years died March 23 of chronic obstructive pulmonary...Show More Summary

The Creator Of The Pet Rock Has Died

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Gary Ross Dahl, the creator of the wildly popular 1970s fad the Pet Rock, has died at age 78 in southern Oregon. Dahl's wife, Marguerite Dahl, confirmed Tuesday that her husband of 40 years died March 23 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Show More Summary

See Matthew McConaughey in ‘The Free State of Jones’

3 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Below you’ll find the first official image of a grimy, cautious Matthew McConaughey on the battlefield in the film The Free State of Jones. Directed by Gary Ross, the Civil War drama features McConaughey as Newton Knight, who leads the residents of Jones County, Mississippi in a bid to secede from the Confederacy. Show More Summary

First Look at Matthew McConaughey in The Free State of Jones

3 months agoFilm / New Releases : Coming Soon

Directed by Gary Ross, the Civil War drama has begun filming in and around New Orleans The post First Look at Matthew McConaughey in The Free State of Jones appeared first on ComingSoon.net.

PIRA's Gary Ross To Step Down As CEO, Serve As Executive Chairman

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil consultant Gary Ross, founder of New York firm PIRA, is stepping down from his role as Chief Executive to become Executive Chairman, the executive said in a statement on Thursday. Ross will continue to lead the company's oil group while Chief Operating Officer Gemma Postlethwaite will assume the Chief Executive role. Show More Summary

Gugu Mbatha-Raw Joining McConaughey in The Free State of Jones

5 months agoFilm / New Releases : Coming Soon

The Civil War drama written & directed by Gary Ross The post Gugu Mbatha-Raw Joining McConaughey in The Free State of Jones appeared first on ComingSoon.net.

Matthew McConaughey & Gary Ross Team Up for Civil War Drama

As Matthew McConaughey continues his comeback of sorts with a slew of impressive performances, a new project with his talents attached is gaining steam at the American Film Market. Free State of Jones is a civil war drama focusing on the untold and extraordinary story of Newton Knight, who led one of the greatest rebellions of the war. Show More Summary

Matthew McConaughey and Gary Ross Developing Civil War Drama

7 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

It’s a Matthew McConaughey weekend as Interstellar hits theaters, but the actor isn’t resting on his latest work with Christopher Nolan. Today an announcement went out detailing plans that could team the actor with director Gary Ross. Show More Summary

McConaughey, Gary Ross Mount Civil War Saga; Bob Simonds’ STX In Talks To Finance

EXCLUSIVE: Matthew McConaughey and writer/director Gary Ross are the catalysts for a project called Free State of Jones, which is getting some serious attention from STX Entertainment, the new mini-studio founded by investors TPG Growth, Gigi Pritzker, Hony and Robert Simonds. Show More Summary

Stylized Violence on Film Isn’t Just Lazy — It’s Immoral

I walked out of the first movie in The Hunger Games series, directed by Pleasantville‘s Gary Ross, feeling surprisingly frustrated. In fact, I may have ranted to my friends that the film was “morally reprehensible” and “disturbing” and the only thing of value was Jennifer Lawrence’s endless soulfulness. … Read More

Johnny Depp to Become the Secret Spy Version of Magician 'Houdini'

After directors like Gary Ross and Joe Wright flirted with bringing famed musician Harry Houdini to the big screen with an adaptation of The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero, last summer we learned that RED 2 and Galaxy Quest director Dean Parisot would be at the helm of the film for Lionsgate and Summit. Show More Summary

Jennifer Lawrence And Gary Ross' East Of Eden Remake Doesn't Look Far For Its Screenwriter

Much like the opinions embedded in the fandom of entertainment, the industry itself is an exercise in contradiction - often enjoyably so. For instance, it was just earlier today when there was talk of Jennifer Lawrence possibly taking...Show More Summary

Gary Ross Will Write A New Adaptation of ‘East of Eden’

Gary Ross has been attached to direct a new adaptation of John Steinbeck’s classic novel East of Eden for a while now, and it should come as no surprise that Ross has decided to write the screenplay as well. A … Continue reading ? The post Gary Ross Will Write A New Adaptation of ‘East of Eden’ appeared first on Latino-Review.com.

'East of Eden' Moves Forward with Jennifer Lawrence

Gary Ross is now writing the screenplay adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel, after coming aboard to direct in September. [...]

Gary Ross and Jennifer Lawrence's East of Eden Moving Forward

Word first broke last fall that The Hunger Games helmer Gary Ross was planning to re-team with star Jennifer Lawrence for a new adaptation of John Steinbeck's East of Eden. Today, The Hollywood Reporter offers an update, bringing word...Show More Summary

Divergent Sequel Hires R.I.P.D.'s Robert Schwentke To Direct

Modern young adult franchises have picked up a habit of not maintaining the same directors through their multiple sequels. Both Catherine Hardwicke and Gary Ross were finished with Twilight and The Hunger Games, respectively, after just one movie, and Chris Columbus stepped away from Harry Potter after just the second. Show More Summary

The Hunger Games' Isabelle Fuhrman Joins Stephen King's Cell

Actress Isabelle Fuhrman has done an excellent job securing a place in the world of genre films, her breakout role in Orphan leading her to play one of the villains in Gary Ross' The Hunger Games, and now she's getting set to work with material from a true genre master. Show More Summary

‘The Hunger Games’ Help Lionsgate Earn $1 Billion At The Box Office

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire helped the folks at Lionsgate generate upwards of $1 billion in ticket sales over the course of 2013. The studio certainly enjoyed a banner year thanks to the highly-anticipated sequel to Gary Ross’ 2012 box office hit. Show More Summary

Neil Burger Off ‘Divergent’ Sequel Prompts Summit Statement

Summit Entertainment is clarifying yesterday’s news that Divergent helmer Neil Burger won’t be coming back for the sequel Insurgent. Summit blames post production. Sounds similar to Gary Ross’s withdrawal from the second The Hunger Games...Show More Summary

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