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Drew Barrymore’s Lingerie Line Hits the UK

Drew Barrymore launched a sexy new lingerie line in the fall of 2017, called “Dear Drew.”  Knicker Locker in the UK will now reportedly have the line exclusively for the end of summer and start of fall on their sexy site in the UK. the upscale collection includes  bralettes, women’s underwear, and lingerie.

One of the world’s most recognized stars, the beautiful, talented and legendary Drew Barrymore comes from a line of Hollywood royalty. From successful child star in the iconic role of E.T, to beloved star, Drew is not only a world renown actress, director, and model, so he also a photographer, author,  and fashion designer.

Drew reportedly launched her Dear Drew clothing line last year and is now following with a contemporary lingerie collection in collaboration with Jewel Toned.

American based lingerie company Jewel Toned; founded by Rachel McCrary, stated;  “(…) the Dear Drew brand (…) launched last fall. It was birthed by Drew’s vision for a brand that includes and empowers all women.  All our intimates and loungewear products are just as comfortable as they are beautiful. The styles were carefully curated by Drew and with a little bit of whimsy, a lot of style and a touch or irreverence, Dear Drew was born. We are excited to debut the Dear Drew by Drew Barrymore in the UK with Knicker Locker.”

Knicker Locker reportedly offers a range of bralettes and knickers from the Dear Drew collection including the Bonne Nuit set.  The collection was reportedly only available before in America, but for several more months, Knicker Locker is pleased to report that the  Dear Drew lingerie will be available at the UK Knicker Locker site as follows:

This content is courtesy of Knicker Locker;  Hollywood Sentinel

Gary Oldman in The Darkest Hour


As Hitler’s army nears the United Kingdom, it is up to Winston Churchill to decide between negotiating peace or fighting against impossible odds in Darkest Hour, now on Digital and Blu-ray™, DVD and On from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

With outstanding filmmaker pedigree, Darkest Hour is directed by BAFTA Award® winner Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride and Prejudice), written by Academy Award® nominee Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything) and stars Academy Award® nominee Gary Oldman (Harry Potter, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) in his 2018 Golden Globe® Award winning role. The critically acclaimed Darkest Hour received six Academy Award® nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling and Best Production Design.

Darkest Hour on Blu-ray™ and DVD comes with a feature commentary from Director Joe Wright and two exclusive behind-the-scenes featurettes that show Oldman’s extraordinary transformation into Churchill and gives an inside look at the making of this incredible film.

Academy Award® nominee Gary Oldman plays Churchill in the lauded film.  As Hitler’s forces storm across the European landscape and close in on the United Kingdom, Winston Churchill (Oldman) is elected the new Prime Minister. With his party questioning his every move, and King George VI (Mendelsohn) skeptical of his new political leader, it is up to Churchill to lead his nation and protect them from the most dangerous threat ever seen. Also starring Academy Award® nominee Kristin Scott Thomas (Tomb Raider, The English Patient, Only God Forgives) and Lily James (Baby Driver, Cinderella), Darkest Hour is a powerful, inspirational drama.


Cast: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ben Mendelsohn
Casting By: Jina Jay
Music By: Dario Marianelli
Costume Design By: Jacqueline Durran
Edited By: Valerio Bonelli
Production Designer: Sarah Greenwood
Director of Photography: Bruno Delbonnel, AFC ASC
Executive Produced By: James Biddle, Lucas Webb, Liza Chasin
Written By: Anthony McCarten
Produced By: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony McCarten, Douglas Urbanski
Directed By: Joe Wright
This content is (c). 2018, Universal / Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, all world rights reserved. Provided with kind courtesy of Universal / UPHE.




TV Icon Donny Most

Donny Most, Photo Credit: Steve Neimand, provided with courtesy of D. Most.

From America’s favorite TV sitcom Happy Days, to the nightclubs of Hollywood, NYC and beyond, Donny Most has done it again.  Not necessarily re-inventing himself–as he never went away; Donny Most’s career is at a place today that would be enviable to anyone in Hollywood–if they looked at just his first 25 years of his career alone.

The following here below is our interview (Part I and II) with American TV legend Donny Most, exclusively for The Hollywood Sentinel.

From a middle class home in Brooklyn, to a teenaged Hollywood star, Donny Most is a legend. And–unlike stars who made it big when they were young, Donny Most not only survived, but thrived. With his current career is bigger and better then ever, his earlier accomplishments in television and film as a beloved actor are rivaled now, only by his additional acting work, and further talents and successes also as a writer, producer, director, and singer.

From Happy Days to the Stage 

Captivating audiences and fans around the nation with his heartfelt renditions of classic cuts from the jazz, blues, and big band era, Donny Most brings back an era and style of music not far off from that legendary show that cemented his stardom itself–Happy Days. Starring as the handsome, quick witted, red headed Ralph Malph, that everyone in America and beyond couldn’t help but to love, Donny admits that he was and is nothing like his famous character.

The Early Years

As a child growing up in Brooklyn, New York, Donny Most wanted to be like the entertainers in his favorite film, The Jolson Story. While in junior high school, he committed to the professional study of not only acting, but also singing, and dancing. At the young age of just fifteen, he got his first big break as part of a teenage musical revue that played the famous “Borscht-Belt” circuit of New York’s Catskill Mountains.

Ralph Malph is Born

Just five years later, at the young age of twenty, Donny Most landed the role of a lifetime, forever cementing himself as a TV pop icon, when he landed the role of Ralph Malph on the new television pilot Happy Days. Originally a role written as a small part for a stock, jock character, Happy Days’ Director Jerry Paris and Executive Producer Garry Marshall were so impressed by Donny’s charisma and natural comedic timing, they rewrote and expanded the part, transforming Ralph Malph into the beloved class comedian that won the hearts of America; and later the world.

From TV to the Silver Screen 

In the two legendary decades following the massive success of Happy Days, Donny continued to entertain and inspire audiences, earning critical acclaim in a long and still growing list of television and film roles. With film credits include EDtv, Crazy Mama, The Yankles, and The Great Buck Howard, starring John Malkovich, and further television roles include a recurring role on Glee, Men Of A Certain Age, Star Trek: Voyager, Sliders, Yes, Dear, The Crow, Sabrina, CHiPs, Baywatch, The Love Boat, Diagnosis: Murder, Century City, Dark Skies, and The Family Guy among more, Donny Most has proven himself an actor of notable acclaim.

After years of working in front of the camera, Donny realized his life-long ambition to direct with his first feature, The Last Best Sunday, in 1999. That film premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival, winning Best Feature at the Telluride Indie Fest. His second film, Moola, starring Tom Cruise’s brother William Mapother and Shailene Woodley, earned the Outstanding Achievement in Directing Award at The Newport Beach Film Festival in 2007. In 2011 Donny directed his first family film, Harley’s Hill, which premiered on Showtime, Starz and Encore.

The Music of Donny Most

Throughout his legendary career, his dream of returning to his early musical days stayed strong. Inspired by his love of swing, jazz and big band music, he created the musical revue “Donny Most Sings,” and Swings. The show debuted in Los Angeles at Catalina’s Jazz Club in Hollywood, and Vitello’s Jazz Club in Studio City to great acclaim.

The Jazz Greats 

Donny’s musical act showcases his love of the great standards, and covers the greats including; Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, and is favorite, Bobby Darin.

Don Most married actress Morgan Hart in 1982 after meeting on the set of Happy Days. The beautiful couple have two daughters, Madison and Mackenzie, and live in Los Angeles, California.

The following is Part I of our interview with Donny Most, exclusively for The Hollywood Sentinel:

The following is Part II of our interview with Donny Most, exclusively for The Hollywood Sentinel 

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