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Courteney Cox is helping to bring music education to Rwandan children with her involvement in the OmniPeace Rwanda Rocks! campaign, which was unveiled Thursday at the W Los Angeles-West Beverly Hills.
OmniPeace founder Mary Fanaro, along with Cox, an ambassador of the charity, launched the campaign in order to build a school with a focus on music education. The school would be the eighth OmniPeace has built, and the first in Rwanda.
“I’m such a supporter of Mary and everything she does,” Cox said about her support for OmniPeace.com. “She has built these schools and now she wants to do this music school and of course I’m here to support her, to bring awareness. I think music heals people.”
On her most recent visit, Fanaro said her guide and driver was a music teacher and asked if she had ever considered a music school. The idea struck a chord.
“I was in bed that night and I thought, ‘Why wouldn’t I do a music school? Who am I to say no? Maybe I’m getting a message to do a music school,’” Fanaro said.
OmniPeace is a humanitarian fashion company that builds schools to empower youth living in extreme poverty in Africa, Fanaro explained. OmniPeace made its mark by creating a logo designed to inspire and share its powerful message. The logo became iconic in fashion and gained supporters ranging from Hollywood celebrities to leaders in the global movement to bring change to Africa.
“It’s not just building a pop-up school that’s in the middle of nowhere; it’s part of an entire infrastructure that is about self-sustainability,” she said.
Fanaro said Rwanda is still in the process of healing from the 1994 genocide that claimed an estimated 1 million lives in 100 days.
“It’s the 21st anniversary of the genocide, so it’s a really beautiful time to use (music).”
Courteney Cox may be the executive co-producer of Celebrity Name Game, but don’t go thinking she’s any good at trivia — or that she’s going to throw down like her famous Friends character and do absolutely anything to win a game show, even her own.
“That’s more Monica,” she says in a new interview with ETonline. “I’m actually not that competitive.”
“You will see that in the [episodes] Courteney’s on, that’s for sure,” quips host Craig Ferguson, who wraps his nearly 10-year stint as host of CBS’s The Late Late Show in December.
“I really don’t ever go online, and I don’t know half the things that are going in the world — that is not good for pop-culture questions,” Cox reveals.
Cox says even her own 10-year-old daughter, Coco, could take her during a round of Name Game. “As long as [the trivia] was in the last 10 years. She won’t know much past that, but yeah, she’d probably win somebody twenty grand,” admits the 50-year-old actress.
Courteney Cox’s directorial debut has secured a distribution deal in the US and Canada.
Starz has signed on to distribute dark comedy “Just Before I Go” following its debut at the Tribeca Film Fest.
The film centres on a depressed man, played by “American Pie’s” Seann William Scott, who plans to commit suicide. But before he does he goes home to right his wrongs.
David Arquette, Rob Riggle, Garret Dillahunt, Kate Walsh and Olivia Thirlby also star in the film which Cox produced with Thea Mann of Coquette and Gabriel Cowan of New Artists Alliance. Arquette, Alexandria Jackson, John C. Rhee and John Suits exec produced.
A favorite Friend talks about how love, loss, and David Fincher prepared her to direct her first feature-length movie, the indie dramedy Just Before I Go.
I’ve always felt a kinship to Courteney Cox. I think we all have.
There was the way she managed, as Monica Geller on Friends, to make the combination of neuroticism and rabid energy seem warm, endearing, and fun. There was the middle finger she gave critics and industry suits who wrote off Cougar Town based on its misfire of a title by steadfastly guiding the little sitcom that could through 88 episodes and two networks, turning it into, at one point, the most consistently firing sitcom on TV and a showcase for her most nuanced acting yet.
She’s always seemed just the right balance of glamorous and goofy, that when you see her, you feel like you’re running into an old Friend. (Heh.) And, as she sits across from me raving in ecstasy about ranch dressing, all of the suspicions about how cool Cox might actually be in person are ever-so-blissfully confirmed.
“You’ve never seen the way I eat,” Cox cautions, dabbing dressing from the corner of her lip as we discuss Just Before I Go, her feature film directorial debut that premiered last week at the Tribeca Film Festival. But, as she begins to share the personal stories behind the personal film, all traces of vanity and self-consciousness goes out the window. “Ranch dressing is so good,” she coos. “Fuck yeah, Hidden Valley.”
David Cross, Courteney Cox, Laura Dern, and a whole bunch of people fromArrested Development, Friday Night Lights, and The League will appear on the second season of Drunk History. The show’s co-creator and host Derek Waters toldEntertainment Weekly that his only goal in casting season two was “to keep clear eyes and a full heart so I wouldn’t lose”—something that he achieved by landingFNL alums Adrianne Palicki, Zach Gilford, and Jesse Plemons as celebrity re-enactors. AD is represented by Cross, Tony Hale, and Alia Shawkat, and The League contributed Paul Scheer, Nick Kroll, and Jason Mantzoukas.
Other actors who’ll pop up on season two include John Lithgow, Terry Crews, Joe Lo Truglio, Johnny Knoxville, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Busy Philipps, Matt Walsh, Jon Daly, Emily Deschanel, Steven Yeun, Ken Marino, Jayma Mays, Jason Momoa, Charlie Day, and Jaleel White, among others. Season one guests Winona Ryder, Jack Black, Stephen Merchant, and Jack McBrayer will also return, albeit in new roles. This season’s inebriated storytellers include Jonah Ray, Duncan Trussell, Molly McAleer, and Morgan Murphy.
Season two of Drunk History launches July 1 on Comedy Central.
COUGAR TOWN– a half-hour comedy that isnot about older women interested in younger men, despite its title – is now on TBS, Tuesdays at 10 PM, where its in its fifth season. The series, created by Kevin Biegel and Bill Lawrence, began life on ABC, where it spent three seasons, was canceled and then was picked up by TBS for a fourth season in 2013.
Courteney Cox, who stars as wine-loving Florida realtor Jules Cobb and is one of the show’s executive producers, tells the Television Critics Association her feelings when COUGAR TOWN moved networks. “It’s just been a great feeling and so happy. It feels like we’re a brand-new show that hasn’t changed. It feels like we’re out there and I feel like it just started and yet we’ve been doing it and we feel so comfortable. They sent us to Napa to do a press junket. I mean, really? It was the nicest thing.”
In a brief one-on-one conversation with Cox, she elaborates on where Jules is heading now that the character is married – and her grown son is having an affair with her best friend.
AX: Do you think Jules has improved or devolved as a mother?
COURTENEY COX: She definitely always learns from her son, because he’s such an old soul. She loves him and that’s the most important thing – she’s doing the best she can, but I think she definitely takes her lessons and applies them.