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Ali   November 5, 2015 Events, Images, Wildflower

Yesterday Drew attended a signing for her new book Wallflower at the Barnes & Noble at the Grove in Los Angeles and thanks to Ali we have pics from the event in our gallery!

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Drew Barrymore Online > 2015 > November 4 | Wildflower Book Signing At Barnes And Noble In Los Angeles


Ali   November 5, 2015 Guest Appearances, Interviews, Videos

The Daily Mail gives us a clip of Drew’s appearance on This Morning from Monday!

Drew Barrymore talked about her troublesome childhood in an interview with This Morning on Monday.
The 40-year-old was on the show to promote her memoirs, Wildflower, and told hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby that she burned out at a young age.
She said: ‘I had a mid-life crisis at 25. I write about it in a chapter, called Outward Bound, which was fitting when you start work at 11 months old.

‘At 14, I got emancipated. I walked out of the courts an adult.

‘I had to go and find my first apartment and that chapter was so fun for me to write because I didn’t know you had to throw take-out cartons in the trash.’
She added: ‘Laundry saved my life. I didn’t understand it. I poured the bleach directly on the jeans and they looked like disintegrated dalmatians.

‘I was like, am I going to crumble and wear disintegrated jeans or figure this out. I’m a master of laundry.’

Drew had a troubled past and famously had her first drink at nine years of age, began smoking pot at 10, and took cocaine at 12, but she says becoming a mother has brought her contentment.
Married to Will Kopelman, 38, they are parents to Olive, three and Frankie, one.

‘I put pressure on myself with everything,’ she said. ‘But the stakes are higher when it comes to children.

‘I have two girls, which is an amazing thing. I have to raise great women.’

Phillip said: ‘Now it seems as though you have everything together.’

But Drew, who looked lovely in a brown kaftan dress and statement necklace, giggled and said: ‘If I have fooled you to think that, then I have done something so right. It’s such a compliment.

‘As a mother, you always wonder how you can do things better. You just want to do everything perfectly for your kids.

‘I couldn’t be happier or more grateful for where my life is at. It’s like a cartoon behind the scenes, of how to keep it all in place.’


Ali   November 5, 2015 Co-Stars, Miss You Already

Refinery 29 did this great article talking about Drew’s new film Miss You Already!

Toni Collette really wanted Drew Barrymore to be her best friend — in a movie, that is. And she got her wish: In Miss You Already, out November 6, the two play longtime pals. Milly (Collette) is undergoing cancer treatment when Jess (Barrymore) learns she is pregnant.

Collette wrote to Barrymore “begging” her to be in the film. Why Barrymore? “She’s the ultimate girls’ girl,” Collette explains during a recent interview in New York, as her co-star sits beside her. “She’s so vocal about all things female. She’s strong and grounded and emanates an amazing warmth. And if you’re thinking about, oh, who would I like to play my best friend? It’s kind of a no-brainer.”

Collette’s powers of persuasion worked. “I picked up the family and moved over to London and I showed up and just said, ‘I am here. I want to be with you, I want to support you, I want to be your backbone, I want to challenge you, push you when you need it,'” says Barrymore, who is an editor-at-large for Refinery29. “I think we showed up with a lot of conviction to really have each others’ backs. We just started laughing and had a blast from there on out.”

Despite the trauma inherent in the film’s premise, Milly and Jess’ relationship is defined by the fun they have had together over the years. In one climatic moment, they flee an uncomfortable party in a taxi cab and head for the moors made famous by Wuthering Heights, a book they’ve adored since childhood. Barrymore and Collette just did a lot of “eating and drinking” for off-set bonding. “Which in itself can be wild,” Collette adds.

But wait, you’re thinking, won’t this movie about cancer and female friendship make me weep uncontrollably? Chances are it probably will. New York magazine declared that the movie was “built to make women cry,” comparing it to Beaches and Steel Magnolias.

When we mention the likelihood of sobbing, Collette asks, “But didn’t this movie make you laugh as well? People are forgetting to mention that. It makes you feel many things. It’s not just sadness. It’s ultimately very uplifting and such a celebration of life, and the strength of the love that these two women have for each other is such a positive thing. So I’d hate for the film to just be known as a weepy chick flick because it’s so much more than that.”


Ali   November 5, 2015 Co-Stars, Interviews, Miss You Already, Videos

Go ahead and grab a hanky now — and hang onto it!

If 1988’s “Beaches” brought a tear to your eye, get ready for a new female friendship flick that’s sure to get the waterworks going again.

Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette stopped by TODAY Wednesday to talk about their film “Miss You Already,” which focuses on their on-screen BFF bond and how a serious illness for one impacts them both.


Ali   November 5, 2015 Articles, Wildflower

“Hold on one second,” Drew Barrymore says for the first of several times.

You hold, and listen to a small voice whimpering in the background, then to Barrymore – her voice so familiar, from as far back as 1982’s “E.T. The Extraterrestrial” to as recently as a “Today” show appearance last month – singing.

“Baby, you,” she sings to her 18-month-old daughter, Frankie. “I got what you need.”

Another moment.

“OK,” Barrymore says, after everything and everyone has seemingly settled down.

It’s a theme now for Barrymore, after a life seemingly lived on impulse. Partying as a child, rehab at an early age, posing for Playboy, two marriages that each lasted about a year. She even flashed David Letterman on national TV.

Now, at 40, Barrymore is married to art consultant Will Kopelman and is the mother of two daughters, Olive, 3, and Frankie, 18 months.

Last month, she released “Wildflower,” a collection of autobiographical essays. Barrymore started to write after she scaled back her acting and work with her production company, Flower Films, to spend time with her daughters.

Work was “a bad man trying to take me away from my kids,” she told me. But writing, well, she could do that anytime_and the time felt right.

“It felt like a good midpoint, if I may be so lucky,” Barrymore said of writing the book. “I am definitely feeling the most grown-up that I have ever felt, incredibly content with my kids.

“It doesn’t mean that I am perfectly calm and knowledgeable,” she added. “I still feel birdbrained, trying to figure things out. But that quest to find things was gone.”

She landed on the idea of writing little stories; a fun format that she could manage in just two or three hours a day.

“I could think of a story, really focus on it, paint a picture of it,” she said. “I always wanted to write, and so I think that was the first big intention. To write in an unchronological, shuffled deck of cards. I didn’t want to write a memoir. I wanted it to be emotional.”

The stories are heartfelt and funny, written simply and honestly. There are no big revelations that aren’t already known: Her single mother, Jaid, raised her Bohemian-style in West Hollywood, where Jaid studied under acting icon Lee Strasberg, and brought her daughter to class. Over time, Strasberg’s wife, Anna, became Barrymore’s godmother.

Jaid also took her daughter on auditions, and at 6 she was cast by Steven Spielberg in “E.T.” The director is her godfather_and acts the part. In an essay titled “The Blue Angel,” Barrymore writes that when she posed for Playboy, Spielberg sent her a copy of the magazine doctored to look like she was wearing ’50s-style dresses, along with a quilt and a note that read “Cover up.”

And when Barrymore had her first daughter, Spielberg’s wife, Kate Capshaw, sent her a pink leather journal, with a note encouraging her to write every day. She does.

Barrymore’s father, John, was a barefoot mess who drifted in and out of her life before she finally found herself sitting beside his deathbed. Her mother isn’t part of her life, but Barrymore supports her, just as she did when she was a child.

She didn’t hesitate to share anything about her background, or her family.

“If anything, there are probably worse messages out there about them,” she said. “I thought this was more intimate and flattering and nice.”

She didn’t write anything about ex-boyfriends “or too much about my past,” she said. “This was the in-between moments and silly moments and surprising moments and those that influenced me more than I realized at the time.”

If anything, she said, she is more private than ever.

“I feel very old-fashioned about the way we put ourselves out there, and that goes for everyone,” she said, fretting about the effect social media will have on young people.

“I am raising two daughters, and it is a very tricky time. And so I thought, ‘Oh, my God, this book is going to be archaic and old-fashioned,’ and I was nervous about talking to the media.

“But I think it’s a nice respite from that kinetic energy. I was writing a love letter to my children.”

Earlier that day, she had gotten away to a kickboxing class, “and I got completely beat up by the instructor and it was super fun. Me and other middle-aged women with instructors asking them to play this part because it gets the job done.”

She is excited to do a book tour, something different from the usual movie junkets. Real people, real questions.

“I am going to do a reading at each one,” she said. “A little piece of the book, and they can hear my voice and the tone and everything.”

She isn’t sure who will come out to see and hear her, however.

“It will probably be a couple of weirdos and a folding table,” she laughed. “And me there with a Sharpie.”

(Source)


Ali   November 2, 2015 Interviews, Videos, Wildflower

US Today shares this video interview where Drew talks about how it is about balancing her family life and being a mom.


Ali   October 21, 2015 Articles, Magazines

Drew is featured on the cover of the new issue of People magazine which will hit stands on Friday. She talks about her daughters, her crazy childhood, and more.

Drew Barrymore knew she wanted to give her kids a “normal” childhood.

So when it came time to teaching her 3-year-old daughter, Olive, how to cook, Barrymore got her a bowl and taught her how to whisk eggs.

“She loves helping,” the actress tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. But putting Olive on the step stool so she could see the skillet concerned Barrymore. “If she burns herself, someone will say, ‘You are the biggest a-hole, why did you let her near a stove?'” Barrymore says. “I’m just trying to figure this all out.”

The actress is used to figuring just about everything out on her own. Since she found fame after her breakthrough role at age 7 in E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial, Barrymore “had the weirdest life ever,” which entailed pre-teen drinking and clubbing, going into an institution at 12 and living on her own by 15. But in her new book, Wildflower, the star reveals “the in-between moments” of the very public life she lived.

“I’m certainly not known for being boring,” she says. “But I also think things that are emotional and raw are also a lot lighter than they seemed. Someone once said to me, ‘But your life… it’s so sad.’ And I was like, ‘Well, no, it’s not to me, but I could see how you would think that.’ My life is amazing.”

Barrymore says she wrote the book for her daughters, Olive and Frankie, 18 months, with husband, art consultant Will Kopelman, 38. “When I first started having children, people were like, ‘Well, what are you going to tell them about [your upbringing]?’ And there was always a connotation and insinuation of, ‘You should be ashamed,'” she adds. “But that’s crazy. [My daughters] are going to know I’m not some holier-than-thou person who just doesn’t want them to live. I just want to guide them in the best way possible.”

For the actress, that means making her daughters a priority, a notion that she and Kopelman agree upon. “Honestly, I don’t know how it is for other couples but really I like watching him be a father,” Barrymore says. “I know everyone says you’re supposed to put your coupledom first. But I really love it being all about the kids. Maybe that’s my compensating for not having parents myself or a childhood but right now, the focus is about how we’re figuring things out as parents.”

Finding a balance between motherhood and work – her next film, Miss You Already hits theaters in November – means “not everything gets 100 percent all the time,” Barrymore adds. “I got into trouble saying, ‘You can’t have it all’ so I changed it to, ‘You can’t do it all.’ But you just can’t. It’s not physically possible. I’ll do my best. I’m a workhorse, I always have been, I always will be. But work is very much second to my kids.”

For more of our exclusive interview with Barrymore – in which she reveals her own memories of childhood and the happiness she’s found as a wife and mother – pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE on newsstands Friday


Ali   October 21, 2015 Images, Magazines

I have added scans from Drew’s feature in the November issue of InStyle magazine! She looks beautiful! The issue is on stands now so be sure to go grab your own copy!

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Drew Barrymore Online > PUBLICATIONS > 2015 > November | InStyle




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