The Quack Attack is back, Jack! It’s hard to believe that the beloved Mighty Ducks franchise turns 20 years old this week. The Disney series inspired millions, and even lead to the creation of a real life team. It also inspired countless children to strap sharp blades on their feet and wave big sticks around on ice. That part didn’t always end so well. And finally, the sequel inspired us to be terrified of Iceland for a time thanks to the scary villainous team.
It’s amazing how many actors got their start in the movie rink. If you watch the movies now you see a tinnnnnny Joshua Jackson as little Charlie Conway. He’s so cute, we wonder if his current GF Diane Kruger makes him watch it with her on date nights. There’s also a pre-Nickelodeon Kenan Thompson and Danny Tamberelli. And of course Marguerite Moreau stole our 8-year-old hearts as the butt-kicking Connie. Yeah, she was the one who uttered the immortal “I’m not a lady, I’m a duck!” And to be honest, we forgot what a heart-throb Emilio Estevez was as Coach Gordon Bombay. Head to the gallery below and catch up with you MD favorites, twenty years later. Do it with us now: Quack quack quack!
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Cast your minds back to 2001 dear readers. Back to a time when Katie Holmes was the adorable dream girl next door. She was on Dawson’s Creek, young, happy, and didn’t seem totally zapped by an impossibly high-profile celebrity marriage. Don’t you just want to pretend that the intervening decade didn’t happen? Well now you can! Apparently the actress has reconnected with her Dawson’s Creek costar and former onscreen/off screen love Joshua Jackson. Are Pacey and Joey finally going to be together forever, just like we were hoping back in season four!?
Errr, probably not. First of all, there’s the small matter of Joshua’s girlfriend of six years, the lovely Diane Kruger. But the two old friends did get reconnected recently following Katie’s split with husband/megastar Tom Cruise. Jackson spilled the details on Canada’s George Strombolopolous Tonight. “Like any old friend, it was like, ‘Oh, hi how are ya? What’s going on?’ ‘I had a kid.’ ‘Yeah, that’s crazy, I heard!’” he says. “It was nice, it was very nice, actually.” The pair dated for a short time back in 1998, and apparently remained friendly after the split. But they drifted during her time with Cruise, who also put the kibosh on a proposed Dawson’s Creek reunion movie.
“[Producers] were begging her to sign on for a reunion movie,” a source told Us Weekly. “Tom said absolutely no way and thought going backward would be bad.” But now that she’s off Cruise control (zing!), perhaps the film will come together after all. Right, Joshua? Right?! “Well, we killed the show so I don’t think that’s ever going to happen, he continued. Nooooooooooo! But wait, he does throw us a hopeful lifeline. “Never say never. If I’m out of work for enough years, absolutely. We’ll be old and grey and nasty by the time [that happens].”
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If you are a true Dawson’s Creek fan, you may have been walking around lately with a huge grin on your face because … drumroll … Dawson’s Creek is having a reunion! Sort of! TVGuide.com shared the exciting, pee-in-your-pants-worthy news that Busy Philipps will guest-star on Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23‘s second-season premiere. Busy, who played Joey’s roommate and Pacey’s love interest Audrey Liddell on Dawson’s, will play herself alongside her former castmate, James Van Der Beek, who also plays himself on the show. In the season premiere, James will attempt to reunite his Dawson’s co-stars, who, according to Apartment 23‘s creator Nahnatchka Khan, could (hopefully) include Michelle Williams, Joshua Jackson and our homegirl, Katie Holmes.
The potential get together of such definitive ’90s TV characters seems quite overdue for those of us who’ve cried, screamed, laughed and awwwed throughout Dawson’s Creek‘s six seasons. But let’s not complain, guys: We gotta take what we can get. This series’ cast certainly impacted us from crushes to heartbreak to the constant love triangle of Joey Potter, Dawson Leery and Pacey Witter, and we cannot wait to see how the actors might interact on Apartment 23. They may be playing themselves rather than their high school alter-egos in this new TV series but we are thrilled to see just how strong those Dawson’s bonds truly are, and if any lingering chemistry between these stars remains.
In our anticipation of this reunion special, we are taking a look at the actors of Dawson’s Creek, where they were then and where they are now.
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The 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards went down on Saturday night at at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in L.A. Lovely ladies like Kat Graham, Ali Larter and Milla Jovovich attended. Larter looked tiny in a ruched red Zac Posen dress while Jovovich was draped in vintage Halston. Kat nailed it in a strapless black gown by Indian designer duo Alpana Neeraj. Grand dames like Betty White made an appearance too. She walked the red carpet with Wendie Malick and Jane Leeves — her co-stars on Hot in Cleveland.
Cher and Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack presented the Stephen F. Kolzak Award to Chaz Bono for making a significant difference in promoting equality. We also love that Josh Hutcherson got the Vanguard Award for the LGBT ally organization he co-founded called Straight But Not Narrow. The award was presented to him by Benicio del Toro, no less. Have a look for yourselves at all the very evident camaraderie between the stars in the gallery below.
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Summer concert season is supposed to be all about letting loose, drinking beer and enjoying great music with your friends, right? But it’s also a fantastic place to eye what the cool kids are wearing these days, which makes sense: When you can’t hear what anyone’s saying over the blasting beat, you have to communicate in other ways. And since it’s the earliest big festival on the camera, and jam-packed with celebrities, we like to turn to Coachella as an indicator of the coming season’s hot — and often batsh– crazy — trends. Two adorable couples (who happen to be friends), Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder, and Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger, gave us hope that this summer would be full of relaxed but colorful clothing. Vanessa Hudgens and Fergie, on the other hand, have us a little worried. And lord help us if anyone tries to make us buy a pair of studded denim hot pants, a la Rihanna. Some thighs are not meant to be adorned in such a manner. Let’s take a look at the trends we’ll embrace, the ones we fear, and a few we’re still on the fence about.
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Coachella 2011 just ended and as usual, tons of stars were around – both onstage and off – at the music festival. They all wore their best hippie chic gear, as is evident with the likes of Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie and Vanessa Hudgens (who, we kid you not, wore printed bell-bottoms). Some ladies did represent vintage, like Dita von Teese who looked like a 1940′s pin-up in a sailor hat, and Katy Perry, who went quasi-flapper!
It’s no secret that we have a massive crush on Ian Somerhalder and we’ve resolutely ignored rumors of him and Nina Dobrev dating because IT ISN’T HAPPENING. So him and Nina at Coachella? Casually almost draped over each other? Hanging out with Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger? Just because those two are a couple, doesn’t mean it’s a double date! (Someone hold us while we cry.) For more skinny — quite literally with ladies like Whitney Port and Kate Bosworth — on who was there, check out our gallery below. [Photos: Splash News Online]
Heartfelt congratulations go out today to James Van Der Beek and his wife Kimberly Brook, who welcomed baby Olivia into the world a few days ago. Van Der Beek Tweeted about his new baby, writing “Had the blessing of becoming a father over the weekendÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ CouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t come close to describing this bliss even if I had 140 million characters. I apologize in advance for any obnoxiously precious new-dad tweets that may follow. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m under her spell.”
Olivia is the third girl born into the Dawson’s Creek family – a family which, ironically, has pushed Dawson himself to the wayside because everyone else from that show has blossomed into a megastar. There’s Joshua Jackson‘s success with Fringe and Michelle Williams‘ Oscar nomination for Brokeback Mountain, and, oh, a woman you may have heard of named Katie Holmes who left Capeside to live Cruise-side.
But what of the other Creek kids, Suri Cruise and Matilda Ledger? Will Olivia’s birth mean they’ll find themselves out of work at the Cuteness Emporium? Doubtful, but just as a gentle reminder of what Olivia is up against, let’s take a look at some of their past adorability. Oh, and just because it’s amazing, we’ve included our favorite photo of Joshua Jackson wrangling his girlfriend Diane Kruger off a Segway before she runs over Sharon Stone.
If ever there was an instance of “Stars! They are definitely NOT like us!” this would be it. Karl Lagerfeld threw a garden party this weekend in St. Tropez and all of his beautiful model-type friends came out for it. Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson were there, as were Karolina Kurkova and Vanessa Paradis (known to jealous types as the woman who has her claws in Johnny Depp).
These celebs look stylish, cool and sporty (because what’s a party without lawn bowling?) and proved once again that we just don’t have what it takes rock a fedora hat. These guys definitely do, however.
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We’ve been obsessed with Diane Kruger ever since Inglourious Basterds, but we love her even more now after seeing these shots of her walking around New York with boyfriend Joshua Jackson. The pair look adorable and totally in love, not to mention the fact that Kruger looks equally enchanted by her ice cream cone. Why can’t we make Ben and Jerry’s look this chic?
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