In London, Iris Simpkins writes a wedding column in a newspaper and nurtures an unrequited love for her colleague Jasper Bloom. Near Christmas, she is informed that Jasper is engaged to marry another colleague, and her life turns upside down. In Los Angeles, the movie-trailers maker Amanda Woods has just split with her unfaithful boyfriend Ethan and wants to forget him. Through a house exchange website, Amanda impulsively swaps her mansion for Iris' cottage in Surrey for the holidays. While in Surrey, Amanda meets Iris' brother and book editor Graham and they fall in love with each other. Meanwhile, Iris meets her new next door neighbor the ninety year old screenplay writer Arthur, who helps her retrieve her self-esteem, and the film composer Miles, with whom she falls in love..
Portsmouth Football Club can announce that Drew Talbot has left the club by mutual consent.
The 31-year-old full-back made 14 appearances after arriving from Chesterfield in the summer of 2016.
He featured seven times this season, including in the 2-0 victory over Rochdale at Fratton Park on the opening day.
Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “Drew’s intention is to head back north and I’m sure we’ll see him settle with a new club in January.
“We wish him well for the future and thank him for everything he’s done during his time with Pompey.
“In my short time working with him, I found Drew to be a first class professional and also a very good man.”
A Very Harold & Kumar CHristmas
Six years have elapsed since Guantanemo Bay, leaving Harold and Kumar estranged from one another with very different families, friends and lives. But when Kumar arrives on Harold's doorstep during the holiday season with a mysterious package in hand, he inadvertently burns down Harold's father-in-law's beloved Christmas tree. To fix the problem, Harold and Kumar embark on a mission through New York City to find the perfect Christmas tree, once again stumbling into trouble at every single turn.
Ryan Whitney Newman (born April 24, 1998) is an American actress, singer, and model. She is known for her roles as Allison in The Thundermans, Ginger Falcone in Zeke and Luther, Cindy Collins in Zoom, and Emily Hobbs in See Dad Run. As a child model, Newman has participated in photo shoots such as Inspire Magazine, Kaiya Eve Photoshoots 2009 and Dream Magazine, as well as modeling for fashion designer, Sherri Hill. Newman not only works in films and television shows, but has also appeared in commercials.
Newman made her first film appearances at the age of seven, in the films Monster House and Zoom. In Zoom, she portrays a young super hero, which required her to train in martial arts. On the small screen, Newman appeared in several seasons of Disney’s hit show Hannah Montana as a young Miley as well as in the Disney Channel Original Series, Good Luck Charlie. Later, she appeared as the antagonist, Ginger Falcone, in Disney XD’s Zeke and Luther. In 2010, Newman won the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series by a Leading Actress, ahead of Miley Cyrus for Hannah Montana and Miranda Cosgrove for iCarly.
In 2012, Newman was cast as the lead role of Emily Hobbs, on See Dad Run, which premiered on Nick at Nite on October 6, 2012. See Dad Run ran three seasons before ending in 2015. At the end of July 2014 she traveled to Cambodia, supporting Heifer International. In 2015, Newman was cast in Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! playing the role of Claudia Shepard, which she took over from Aubrey Peeples, who played the role in Sharknado.
Matt Clarke found the target as Pompey continued their impressive run by seeing off Bury at Fratton Park.
They were on top for most of the contest, but were just lacking a clinical touch in front of goal against League One’s bottom club.
Their persistence was rewarded in the second half, however, when Clarke converted a Gareth Evans corner to seal the victory.
Kenny Jackett made one change from the side that won at Charlton the previous week.
Conor Chaplin dropped to the bench, with Kyle Bennett taking his place in a central attacking role against his former club.
There had perhaps been too much festive overindulgence on Friday evening, with the atmosphere feeling flatter than usual.
Not that there was too much to inspire them on the pitch in a first half that the hosts controlled, without looking overly threatening.
A tame Brett Pitman effort was comfortably dealt with, while the crossing of Evans was providing some problems for Bury.
Danny Rose had the first of three decent opportunities for the Blues, unleashing a thunderous 30-yard drive that Leo Fasan did well to tip over on 15 minutes.
Bennett and Clarke both had half-chances, as Pompey continued to probe away without getting any reward.
But those other two notable openings came on 34 minutes and there was a touch of fortune about both of them.
First up was a jinking run into the box by Jamal Lowe, with the ball ricocheting kindly into Evans’ path.
He was left with just the keeper to beat, but Fasan did well to spread himself as big as possible and make the save.
Then, just seconds later, an attempt from Lowe took a massive deflection, sending the ball fizzing inches past the post.
There was a change just after the restart for the second week in a row, with Stuart O’Keefe withdrawn for Ben Close in the engine room.
But it was Bury who initially started stronger and a free-kick from Jay O’Shea had to be punched clear by Luke McGee.
O’Shea was also involved moments later, whipping in a corner from the right that skipper Nathan Cameron headed narrowly over.
Jackett made a second switch on the hour mark as Pompey continued their hunt for a goal, with Chaplin replacing Bennett.
And they did forge ahead moments later when Evans whipped in an excellent corner and CLARKE came charging in at the far post to emphatically head home.
Bury then replaced one former Blues striker with another to try to force an equaliser, with Michael Smith given a warm reception as he made way for Chris Maguire.
The new man immediately had an opportunity to level when he was brought down by Lowe, only to send his free-kick straight into McGee’s arms.
Pompey were still looking to get forward themselves, though, and a left-footed attempt from Evans dipped narrowly over.
The Shakers got more men forward as the seconds ticked down, but a lack of firepower meant they never really looked like getting anything from the game.
And it might have been a heavier defeat for the visitors, with Fasan getting down well to palm clear a snap-shot from Close late on.
Pompey (4-2-3-1): McGee; Thompson, Burgess, Clarke, Haunstrup; O’Keefe (Close 46), Rose; Evans, Bennett (Chaplin 60), Lowe; Pitman (c)
Goals: Clarke 62
Booked: Bennett, Evans
Subs not used: Bass, Talbot, Donohue, Kennedy, Main
Bury (4-1-2-1-2): Fasan; Edwards, Cameron (c), O’Connell, Leigh; Ince; Tutte (Mayor 65), Reilly; O’Shea; Smith (Maguire 69), Ajose
Subs not used: Maloney, Aldred, Williams, Dawson, Laurent
Referee: John Brooks
Tara Lynne Barr
Tara Lynne Barr (born October 2, 1993) is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her role in the 2011 film God Bless America, which earned her a Young Artist Award nomination as Best Leading Young Actress in a Feature Film, and for her work in the Hulu original series Casual.
Janet Maureen Aoife Devlin (born 12 November 1994) is an Irish singer-songwriter, who rose to prominence in the eighth series of The X Factor in 2011 where she finished in fifth place.
Devlin's debut album was launched in October 2012 via PledgeMusic with a limited "pledgers only" release on 1 July 2013. It received general release with new songs and reworked tracks on 9 June 2014.
Stuart O’Keefe was credited with the goal, although it looked like Josh Magennis had actually sent the ball into his own net.
It might have been a more comfortable victory, but Brett Pitman saw his penalty superbly saved by Ben Amos.
Kenny Jackett made one change from the side that beat Northampton in the Checkatrade Trophy the previous week.
Fit-again skipper Pitman returned to lead the line following a hamstring problem, as Curtis Main dropped to the bench.
There were two former Pompey ‘Player of the Season’ winners in the Charlton squad, with Ricky Holmes starting and Jason Pearce named among the substitutes.
The hosts were celebrating the 25th anniversary of their return to The Valley – which, coincidentally, was for a match against the Blues in December 1992.
They won 1-0 on that day and a similar outcome looked on the cards as Jackett’s side struggled to make an impression in the early stages.
For all of the Addicks’ domination of possession, however, they were not doing much to test Luke McGee.
The keeper had to deal with a couple of dangerous crosses into the box, but was otherwise well protected by his defence.
And, as the first half progressed, it was the visitors who started to look the more dangerous outfit going forward.
They almost broke the deadlock on 29 minutes when Pitman laid the ball off for Gareth Evans, whose fierce effort was tipped over the bar by Amos.
The resulting corner was only cleared as far as O’Keefe outside the box and his effort looped onto the roof of the net.
A couple of half-chances followed for Pitman and Evans, with the Blues sensing they could make the most of some nervous defending.
But they were almost hit on the break when Jay Dasilva fed Holmes, whose shot was tipped over by McGee.
The action soon switched back down to the other end and it took a vital Chris Solly block to stop Conor Chaplin from sliding Pompey into the lead.
O’Keefe picked up the loose ball and his long-range shot took a deflection to divert it wide of the post.
But it was Charlton who had the final say before the break and McGee was called into action to deal with Dasilva’s curling effort.
Charlton Athletic 0
Chaplin did not emerge for the start of the second half, with Kyle Bennett taking his spot just behind Pitman.
And the Blues broke the deadlock within a couple of minutes of the restart – although there was some debate about who should take the credit for the goal.
It was O’Keefe who was announced as the man to have converted Evans’ fine free-kick into the box, although some argued it was Charlton’s Magennis who got the final touch.
Holmes soon had a chance at the other end, but his final delivery was somewhere in between a cross and a shot, with the ball flying out for a goal-kick.
Pompey were still looking to get forward themselves, however, and Pitman was not far off target with one effort, while Bennett then forced Amos into action.
They had an excellent opportunity to double their advantage on 65 minutes when referee Andrew Madley spotted a tug on Pitman by Solly in the area.
It was Pitman who unsurprisingly stepped up to take the spot-kick, only for Amos to dive to his left to make a superb save.
That gave the home side – and their supporters – a boost, but the hosts were still proving difficult to breach.
A bit of needle started to creep into the game, with Evans shown a yellow card for a late challenge on Holmes, who then joined him in the book by fouling McGee.
Nathan Thompson soon became the third player cautioned, although he did appear to win the ball from Holmes cleanly.
There was plenty of action unfolding at both ends and when one promising Blues move broke down, their opponents broke quickly, only for Mark Marshall to shoot straight at McGee.
Pompey’s keeper made a better save late on, though, getting quickly down to his right to keep out Leon Best’s firm header.
And, despite late appeals by the home crowd for a penalty, that ensured the Blues made the trip home with all three points.
Charlton (4-2-3-1): Amos; Solly (c), Konsa, Sarr, Dasilva; Forster-Caskey, Aribo (Reeves 87); Marshall (Best 82), Clarke (Ahearne-Grant 75), Holmes; Magennis
Subs not used: Phillips, Lennon, Pearce, Jackson
Pompey (4-2-3-1): McGee; Thompson, Burgess, Clarke, Haunstrup; O’Keefe, Rose; Evans, Chaplin (Bennett 46), Lowe; Pitman (c)
Goals: Magennis 47 (og)
Booked: Evans, Thompson
Subs not used: Bass, Talbot, Casey, May, Kennedy, Main
Referee: Andrew Madley
Attendance: 16,361 (3,870 Pompey fans)
We Bought A Zoo
Benjamin has lost his wife. In a bid to start his life over, he purchases a large house that has a zoo. This is welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is in need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work with the head keeper, Kelly, and the rest of the zoo staff. But, the zoo soon runs into financial trouble. The staff must get the zoo back to its former glory, pass a zoo inspection, and get it back open to the public.
I love this film. A true feel good story based on the real events of Benjamin Mee and Dartmoor Wildlife Park.
Jordan Danielle Hinson (born June 4, 1991) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Zoe Carter on the science fiction series Eureka.
Hinson made her television movie debut in 2005, starring as aspiring professional figure skater Katelin Kingsford in the Disney Channel Original Movie Go Figure. She had to learn to ice skate for the film and was trained by Olympic choreographer and two-time Emmywinner Sarah Kawahara. She also starred in a direct-to-video film Glass House: The Good Mother opposite Angie Harmon
Cristine Prosperi (born 7 April 1993) is a Canadian actress. She is known for portraying Imogen Moreno on Degrassi, Tiara Turner on the Family Channel series Really Me, and Mikayla in the TeenNick series Open Heart.
Prosperi was born in Toronto. Prosperi began her career with small roles in the 2007 movies Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming and Your Beautiful Cul de Sac Home. In 2009 she guest starred on the comedy series The Latest Buzz. She has several commercials under her belt; she shot an Xbox commercial with the Jonas Brothers and Vanessa Morgan from The Latest Buzz.
In 2011, Prosperi was cast in one of her better-known roles, that of Imogen Moreno on the television teen drama Degrassi, a role she began playing during the show's eleventh season. She remained on Degrassi through the series finale at the end of the show's fourteenth season in 2015.
Prosperi also starred in the 2012 web series Totally Amp'd as Aria. She co-starred in the 2013 Nickelodeon television movie Nicky Deuce.
In 2015, Prosperi appeared in the TeenNick series Open Heart, where she played the role of the bright and gossipy Mikayla Walker. The same year, Prosperi was also cast in an potential NBC pilot playing the daughter of lead Monica Potter. In 2016 Prosperi starred in the Lifetime movie His Double Life.
Gareth Evans and Stuart O’Keefe were on target as Pompey cruised into the last 16 of the Checkatrade Trophy.
A small crowd were not treated to a chance-laden encounter against Northampton, but it was always the hosts who looked more likely to progress.
Evans completed an attractive passing counter-attack to open the scoring a few minutes before the interval.
O’Keefe doubled their lead in the second half and only some impressive saves from David Cornell prevented the margin of victory being even greater.
Kenny Jackett made three changes from the side that beat Plymouth in the league the previous week.
Christian Burgess returned from suspension to replace the injured Oliver Hawkins in defence, while the sidelined Kal Naismith made way for Curtis Main up front.
The other switch saw loanee O’Keefe recalled in the centre of the pitch, with Ben Close, who was nursing a knock, missing out.
A sparse attendance ensured there was an eerie atmosphere inside Fratton Park when the game got underway.
And the action on the pitch did little to warm the spirits of those fans who decided to spurn Christmas shopping to watch the contest.
There were a couple of half chances for the hosts, with O’Keefe’s volleyed effort flying over, while an audacious long-range free-kick from Christian Burgess landed on the roof of the net.
Neither side looked particularly threatening in the opening stages, however, as the game drifted along.
Main headed a difficult chance wide after rising above two defenders to meet Nathan Thompson’s cross.
Evans then drilled a low shot narrowly past the post, while Cornell – who previously had a loan spell at Fratton Park – just about beat Conor Chaplin to a loose ball.
The tie finally got going on 35 minutes, when Danny Rose slipped a fine pass through to Evans, who was denied by Cornell’s save.
Northampton had offered little at the other end, although Burgess made a timely challenge to dispossess Chris Long in the box.
And it was the Blues who broke the deadlock just before the break, courtesy of a fine passing move up the pitch.
Brandon Haunstrup released Evans, who in turn found Chaplin before bursting into the box to receive the ball back.
Chaplin dinked a cross into the centre, and EVANS was there to head home his first goal of the season.
Northampton Town 0
The advantage was almost doubled early in the second half, as Haunstrup delivered a dangerous low cross that Ash Taylor had to turn over his own crossbar.
But it then took a superb save from Luke McGee to stop the Cobblers from levelling, with the keeper diving to his right to stop Taylor from converting Lewis McGugan’s corner.
Cornell made his own decent stop when Main inventively flicked Rose’s centre towards the net, although the linesman had raised his flag for offside.
The lead did increase just before the hour mark, however, as Thompson cut the ball back for O’KEEFE to neatly steer into the bottom corner.
A third might have followed when Thompson stole back possession, but Evans’ effort from out wide flashed past the post.
Jackett made his first switch on 69 minutes, with Drew Talbot given a chance to impress in place of Haunstrup at left-back.
Evans and Chaplin were off target with shots, as the Blues tried to wrap the tie up with plenty of time to spare.
Main then saw an attempt roll agonisingly wide following good work from Rose and Chaplin to tee him up.
And Cornell made a string of fine saves to limit the damage late on, denying Main, Evans and Chaplin in quick succession.
Pompey (4-2-3-1): McGee; Thompson, Burgess, Clarke, Haunstrup (Talbot 69); O’Keefe, Rose; Evans (c), Chaplin, Lowe (Kennedy 88); Main
Goals: Evans 41, O’Keefe 58
Subs not used: Bass, Casey, May, Bennett, Lethbridge
Northampton (4-4-2): Cornell; Moloney, Barnett, Taylor, Buchanan; Hoskins (Bowditch 63), Poole (Waters 78), McGugan, Crooks; Richards (c), Long (Foley 46)
Subs not used: Coddington, Smith, McGivern, Kasim
Referee: Tom Nield
Attendance: 1,780 (128 away fans)