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Tripp Halstead gets visit from Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore

I thought this was super sweet! Atlanta’s 11 Alive shares this fun story of Drew & Adam visiting a little boy named Tripp Halstead.

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Hollywood paid a visit to Tripp Halstead, as Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore took time out of a movie shoot to visit with Tripp.

According to the Halstead’s Facebook page, the two stars were filming the movie “Blended” in Flowery Branch and asked Tripp to come see them.

Here’s the Facebook Post:

Bill: all I can say is wow, you never know who is reading your story. We received a message yesterday from Kathryn Covert, she is married to Allen Covert, who is best friends with Adam Sandler!! She has been following Tripp’s story from the very Tripp like he was the movie star, it was so cute!! He really did awesome, he was waving at people and flashing that precious grin of his, we also gave everyone a Teamboom shirt, so hopefully we spot them out and about (or maybe a brief cameo in the movie!!) wearing them. Tripp had a great night last night and it was so precious, in his sleep he would pick up his arm like he was practice waving lol. Thank you all again so much for everything, hope everyone has a great day!!

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Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore Comedy Re-Named ‘Familymoon’

Variety shares that the name of Drew’s film formerly known as Blended is now called “Familymoon”. Warner Brothers has also given it a May 23, 2014 release date.

Warner Bros. has swapped “Blended” for “The Familymoon” as the title for its romantic comedy starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.

Frank Coraci is directing the film from a script by Ivan Menchell and Clare Sera, rewritten by Sandler and Tim Herlihy. Story revolves around a couple who, after disastrous blind date, are stuck together in a family resort with their children from previous marriages.

Sandler’s Happy Madison is producing along with Gulfstream. Shooting began in May in Atlanta and South Africa.

Warner has dated the film May 23 at the start of the Memorial Day weekend next year opposite Fox’s “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”

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‘I Live for Food!’ Actress Drew Barrymore on Making Wine, Cooking Thai, and the Romance of the Food Movement

Bon Appétit did an interview with Drew discussing her Barrymore Wine and food and the enjoyment of cooking!

Instead of trying to do it all at once, Hollywood icon turned wine entrepreneur Drew Barrymore is taking it one recipe–and one grape, starting with Pinot Grigio–at a time.

Let’s start with the basics: What’s your approach to eating?
I hate women who say they can eat whatever they want, because I don’t relate to that at all. It isn’t fair! I absolutely live for food.

Favorite meal of the day?
I didn’t grow up in a traditional family and I never had a family dinner around the table, so whenever I actually had a dinner “plan,” it meant a lot to me; it made me feel excited and safe. And now that I’m an adult, dinner is a great pleasure.

How did you start cooking?
I became obsessed with food sometime in the last decade. I’m pretty late to the game. I’m such an avid magazine reader–music, art, beauty magazines–and I found that food and restaurants were pouring into everything I cared about. Whether it was the pop-up concept, or some mysterious mini-mall restaurant, I got swept up in the sexy romance of the food movement.

What do you listen to in the kitchen?
I cooked to Chet Baker the other day. Old, moody, yummy jazz is so good. Then again, I also think you should cook to N.W.A. Or Madonna. The other day, I poured a glass of Champagne and started blasting “Express Yourself.”

What do you cook for you and your husband?
I’m good at making one thing at a time, so it’s usually a one-pot situation–for now! I make this Thai peanut noodle dish with scallions, sesame seeds, and a peanut butter-Sriracha sauce with a yummy, gummy noodle type of thing. I also make Asian meatloaf, so instead of tomato sauce, you make it with hoisin sauce. And I love doing spaghetti and meatballs and having leftovers.

So, Barrymore Wines. How do you select them?
I’ve always loved Pinot Grigio. Next up, I’d love to find myself in Provence for rosé, or Argentina looking for a Malbec, or maybe back to Italy for one of the three B’s [Barbaresco, Barolo, and Barbera].

Favorite red?
I love a good Tignanello. That’s the bottle I turn to if I want to do something really special for someone.

Are you a wine snob?
Not at all. In fact, I’m sure wine snobs look at me and think, How dare you.

What’s the eating plan for your infant daughter?
I’ve been made to feel bad that I’m not steaming all of her vegetables from a farmers’ market, or for only giving her jarred organic food. But I refuse to feel bad about any of it. I wish I were that all-homegrown-food, perfect woman, but I’m not. I’m the mom with the kitchen on fire, and food on our faces, and we’re happy, singing and playing.

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Chiller Adds ‘Deep In The Darkness,’ Drew Barrymore’s ‘Animal’ To Original Film Slate

Deadline shared this news about the film Animal which Drew is executive producer for!

EXCLUSIVE: Horror network Chiller today announced the addition of two features to its line-up of 2013-2014 original movies. Animal, from exec producer Drew Barrymore and her Flower Films banner, follows a group of friends stranded in an isolated cabin who find themselves hunted by a predator. Deep In The Darkness stars Sean Patrick Thomas and Dean Stockwell in the tale of a NYC doctor who moves his family to a small town only to discover a race of creatures living in the woods behind their home. Both films join previously announced features Beneath, from director Larry Fessenden, and The Monkey’s Paw, adapted from W.W. Jacobs’s short story, to launch Chiller Films’ new multiplatform release strategy. The four titles will get limited theatrical runs via Synthetic Cinema International before debuting on VOD in partnership with NBCU Digital Distribution.

When plans for a weekend vacation hit a dead end, a group of close-knit friends find themselves stranded in unfamiliar territory, pursued by a menacing, blood thirsty predator. Holed up in an isolated cabin, tensions mount as long-buried secrets are revealed. As the body count rises, the group must put their differences aside and fight for survival. Animal is from executive producers Drew Barrymore and Nancy Juvonen, and producers Chris Miller, Ember Truesdell, Kelly Smith and Thommy Hutson for Flower Films. The film is written by Thommy Hutson and Catherine Trillo and directed by Brett Simmons; creature effects are by Gary J. Tunnicliffe.

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Drew Barrymore feels she has finally got the life she always wanted

I found this quote on and thought it was wonderful!

DESPITE A tumultuous childhood which saw Drew Barrymore in rehab aged just 14 and legally emancipated from her mother at 17, the now married actress and mother of one feels that karma has bought her the settled life that she craved as a youngster.

“I won the in-laws jackpot,” says Drew, who married Will Kopelman in 2012.

“It might be the best karma for having one of the wackiest upbringings. I never had dinner with my mum or dad, let alone all together. It’s amazing to think that in life you can completely have a do-over.”