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Jim Carrey Signs With New Manager

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In October of last year the partnership between Jimmy Miller and Eric Gold— Jim Carrey managers for many years, came to an end.

Now according to the website “The Wrap” Jim Carrey has signed with Rick Yorn’s LBI Entertainment and it’s still represented by WME.

“Yorn represents an impressive list of movie stars, including Jonah Hill, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel and DiCaprio. The strength of his client list stands out in particular because it is such a small firm. To remedy that, Yorn has hired Thor Bradwell and Chris Donnelly from WME, bringing on rising stars like Diana Agron, as well as Martin Scorsese. He also hired former independent agent Ilene Feldman.”

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The Parade Exclusive–Ben Stiller: The Personal Journey That Changed His Life

Ben Stiller both stars in and directs his new film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, which reinvents James Thurber’s classic short story of an ordinary man with an extraordinary imagination. In the film, Stiller’s Mitty embarks on a globe-trotting adventure that trumps anything in his daydreams. Inspired by his character’s epic trek, Stiller shared with Parade some of his own very personal, life-altering expeditions. Below, a few excerpts:

Father, Son, and The Holy Land

“My dad [actor Jerry Stiller] and I took a father-son bonding trip to Israel when I was about 16…We ended up diving in the Red Sea together…I met a girl on that trip and we had a whirlwind romance. Is it blasphemous to say we ended up making out near the Western Wall? It might be. But we did…It was one of those times you don’t ever forget.”

Failure is an Option

“Back in 1996 I directed a movie called The Cable Guy, starring Jim Carrey. It was a great creative experience but the movie was a big flop…And then a couple of years later I was in a movie that did well, There’s Something About Mary, and I knew that if people weren’t calling me as a director, I was fortunate enough to be able to work as an actor. It was good to have the Cable Guy experience before that success; it wasn’t that I just came out of the gate and everything was great…”

Finding The One

“ I proposed to Christine [actress Christine Taylor] when I was rehearsing Meet the Parents…I asked her father for permission before I did it…It was like Meet the Parents in real life, because Christine’s father is an intimidating guy who owns a security company; we’re good friends now, but at the time I was in the basement rec room saying, ‘I really would like to marry your daughter…’ He’s a man of few words but he was very welcoming. I was more nervous asking him than asking her…[Christine and my] relationship was a gradual thing that happened over a quick period of time, maybe seven or eight months. We just started hanging out with each other and it developed into, ‘Wow, this feels great. I really like this person. I think I love this person. I really do – I love this person.’ It hit me out of the blue.”

Baby on Board

“When your wife is pregnant for nine months, you get used to the idea of pregnancy. Obviously, you know where it’s leading, but it almost becomes this abstract idea; and then suddenly the next time you go back to the house, you have another person living with you. Who you’ve just met. Your child…I was thinking moment to moment: Just get her from the baby carrier to the crib…It’s a short distance but a huge change…My kids are 11 and 8 now, and I can see aspects of myself in them but I also see two totally unique individuals. And I wonder how they became so well adjusted!”

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Jim Carrey Prepares For A Book Reading Of His Kid’s Story ‘How Roland Rolls’ At Barnes And Noble

Jim Carrey is applauded as he arrives at a photo session during the meet and greet book signing for his children’s book ‘How Roland Rolls’ at New York bookstore Barnes and Noble. He shakes various attendees hands before posing for photos next to a poster while clutching a copy of the book.

He goes on to make a speech about his new book, in between cracking a few jokes, before announcing that he wishes to read  it to the small gaggle of kids sat around him. ‘This has been something that’s really special to me; you get like a burst of creativity from the universe and you become a custodian for a story’, he tells the parents.

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Jim Carrey’s New Children’s Book How Roland Rolls Enchants, Entertains … Inspires!


  “Through the loving attention of parents, children gain self-worth. Through the innocence of children, parents rediscover the wonders of life.” 

— Jim Carrey


Award-winning actor/artist Jim Carrey is breaking new ground, for himself and his audience. The winner of two Golden Globe awards — Best Actor for Man on the Moon and The Truman Show – he was also nominated for a Best Actor Golden Globe for his critically acclaimed performance in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Carrey will self-publish his first children’s book, How Roland Rolls (Some Kind of Garden Media, 2013) on September 24th, along with a four-song EP. An enhanced e-book will be released on November 19th. They’re available wherever books and e-books are sold, as well as the How Roland Rolls website, http://www.howrolandrolls.com. The EP is also available through iTunes. The book is being enthusiastically embraced by all the major booksellers.

According to Carrey, “It’s a story about a wave named Roland who’s afraid that, one day, when he hits the beach, his life will be over. But when he gets deep, he’s struck by the notion that he’s not just a wave — he’s the whole big, wide ocean! It shows humanity’s interconnectedness through the metaphor of a wave in the ocean.”

There’s a personal story behind the book ….

“When I was a child,” Carrey shares, “my parents were smokers and I had a deep fear that they would pass … and then what would happen to me? I think that’s a common fear for children – the fear of loss. It’s an early existential crisis, if you will. But when we realize that beneath the surface of things – the activities of our lives — we are all connected, all one energy, that fear of loss gets softened. At times, it disappears entirely. At least that’s been true for me.” How did Roland the Wave emerge as a character for Carrey? “Years ago,” he recalls, “when I first arrived in Los Angeles, I spent a lot of time on the beach in Malibu, watching the waves. I started to think of them as people, all moving in the same direction, and contemplated about where they go once they hit the beach and lose their form. Each wave travels all around the world. The first drop of water ever is still here now! That’s pretty profound stuff. I found that fascinating and comforting, and thought children could find that same comfort.”

As a parent, and now a grandparent, Carrey reflects on the time he spent reading to his daughter, Jane. “I believe the closest we get to heaven in this world is when we get completely involved in something we love. One of those moments is when we read to our children. It’s total freedom from self, from our worries and problems. We always feel terrific afterwards, and so do the kids. For them, it’s an experience of focused, enveloping love.”

Carrey believes that “everything we do that’s hurtful stems from a feeling of not being worthwhile, not feeling loved. Parents help their children feel worthwhile by being completely involved, spending moments together that are only about them. Through the loving attention of parents, children gain self-worth. Through the innocence of children, parents rediscover the wonders of life.”

Why write a story for children? “First,” Carrey notes, “I’ve always been drawn to work geared for children. “That’s what attracted me to the Grinch, Horton Hears a Who, and Mr. Popper’s Penguins. Story is important to all of us. It’s how we order life the way we’d like it to be. Stories stimulate faith and hope.

“Through stories we make our children feel secure, and that good conquers evil. All the characters in a story are parts of ourselves, of course, so through stories we gain self-knowledge. We are inspired to embody heroic archetypes. We learn how to not let worries ruin our lives — how to make that brave move into the unknown, then find that we’re usually pleasantly surprised by the outcome.”

Just like Roland, Carrey had big dreams and goals as a child. At a very young age, he wrote poetry and even tried to get his poetry books published. “I learned pretty quickly that, in the publishing business, there was virtually no market for poetry written by an eight-year old. But, hey, I kept ‘rollin’!

“I’m just telling a story,” says Jim. “Kids don’t get credit for their deeper thoughts, beyond simple play … for their efforts to figure out life. I hope Roland will help guide them along their way.”

Carrey has appeared in 33 feature length films, is one of the most successful actors in Hollywood and known for his humanitarian efforts.

ADVANCE PRAISE FOR HOW ROLAND ROLLS

“Philosophers and scientists struggle to understand cosmic consciousness, but Jim Carrey explains it with elegant simplicity to the child in all of us. We are the ocean rolling along as Roland the Wave becoming raindrop, river, cloud, and becoming the life throb of ages dancing in us this moment.”

— Deepak Chopra
Author, Teacher, Physician

“Jim Carrey does for children what he does for adults, using humor and light- heartedness to reveal deeper insights. Like all great fairy tales, ‘How Roland Rolls’ addresses ultimate truth in a fanciful package. Bravo.”

— Marianne Williamson
Author, Teacher

“How Roland Rolls” contains profound truths written in simple and moving prose for children. Jim Carrey speaks authentically and authoritatively about courage to challenge limitations and the freedom that ensues. Jim’s success as an artist and humanitarian is an eloquent testament of the truths he reveals in “How Roland Rolls.”

— Jack Healey
Human rights activist and pioneer
Former Director, Amnesty International

Jim Carrey on Good Morning America—Talks New Self-Published Children’s Book "How Roland Rolls"

Jim Carrey made an appearance on ‘Good Morning America’ Thurday this week to promote his self-written children’s book, “How Roland Rolls”. He was wearing a black jacket and was looking really smart with a neat hairstyle. He gave a short interview, but it was a very interesting one! He was interviewed by ABC News’ Bianna Golodryga about his book. The story about a wave and he has a fear of losing himself when he hits the ocean.

He said that every child has a fear of losing their parents. But, this book tells that nobody is anywhere. They are right here. He shared some experiences about his childhood on which this book is based on. He said his parents smoked a lot and he remembered one day that he locked himself in the bathroom for hours with their carton of cigarettes because he was afraid they were going to die. “Kids have real fears about life and what’s going to happen to mom and dad,” he said. “I wanted to give them something that reassures them that no one is going anywhere.”

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Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels Share Photos From The Dumb and Dumber Sequel Set

Lloyd and Harry are returning to the big screen for the first time in almost 20 years.

Jim Carrey and recent Emmy-winner Jeff Daniels have reunited with Bobby and Peter Farrelly for the upcoming “Dumb and Dumber To” (that’s not a typo), the sequel to the 1994 hit comedy.

The two actors reprise their roles as the dimwitted duo who embark on yet another road trip, only this they’re time in search of a long-lost child to serve as a kidney donor.

The cast and crew began filming on the sequel Tuesday in Atlanta, and the first on-set photos have already arrived.

Both Carrey and Daniels have taken to social media to tease how they’ll look in costume.

In one of the photos, the pair can be seen reading an upside-down copy of Carrey’s recently-published children’s book, “How Roland Rolls.”

Source: CBS News

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Is JIm Carrey Headed For a Breakdown?

Funnyman Jim Carrey is reportedly heading for a breakdown.

The 51-year-old actor’s friends are worried that he is feeling down about his career and love life, reported Showbiz spy.

“Jim has suffered from severe depression in the past, and you have to worry those fearful days are coming back again. When you talk to him, he’s not as animated as he used to be. He seems at a low point – like a ship without a rudder,” a source said.

Carrey is also sad about his split with former Playboy playmate Jenny McCarthy.

“Jim thought he and Jenny were going to be together for a lifetime. He was like a father to her autistic son Evan and even hoped to have a child with her someday. There’s no shortage of young beauties who will throw themselves at Jim, but he’s been searching for real love, and there’s no one to replace Jenny,” the source added.
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Jim Carrey Posts Tooth Pic To Announce Lloyd Christmas Is Back!

With the production of “Dumb & Dumber 2” starting this month, the production is in full mode preparations.

Not only, we’ll have some former cast member to rejoin this sequel but also some new actors will be joining in the “Dumbness”.

Yesterday, Jim Carrey shared on his official WhoSay account, the following Tweet and picture:

GESS HUUZ BAK BICHEZ?

There’s only two weeks left for the filming of “Dumb and Dumber To”, to start and we’re all very excited that Lloyd Christmas and his best friend, are back!

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Justin Timberlake Would Like to Portray Riddler in Batman Film

Justin Timberlake is keen to go mean and green  on the big screen as Batman’s foe The Riddler.

The singer/actor has applauded Ben Affleck’s casting as the Caped Crusader in the Man of Steel sequel, revealing he has become a big fan of the Argo director and star after working with him on new film Runner Runner last year.

He tells radio network Fresh 102.7, “I worked with Ben last summer and I’ve seen his process. I think he’s a brilliant filmmaker. I think he’s an extreme talent so he could surprise a lot of people.”

And if movie bosses are considering more Batman movies, there is one comic book role he would be interested in.

He explains, “I have no aspiration to ever be a superhero in a movie. Now (a) villain! I’ll tell you the villain I want to play more than anything because I grew up loving Batman, funny enough, is The Riddler. The Riddler is my favorite villain.

“The Riddler was, like, a sociopath. He was proper crazy. So if I’m gonna play crazy, I’m wanna play proper crazy. I’m ready. The Riddler. Gimme a call!”

Jim Carrey and late TV veteran Frank Gorshin have both previously portrayed The Riddler onscreen.