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How would you like to meet up for some Green Drinks? Although Green Drinks may sound like the perfect name for some newfangled, health-conscious, eco-friendly beverage, it's nothing of the sort.

It actually stands for something much better: the name the Green Drinks nonprofit uses for its meetings, where South Florida members -- area professionals who share a common interest in being "green" -- get together for drinks to discuss ways to protect the environment. And this year, Green Drinks will be raising its glass to more than just good ideas when it celebrates its second-annual Eco-Lifestyle Gala with actress Patricia Arquette, this year's recipient of its Eco-Lifestyle Pioneer Award.

Green Drinks will honor Arquette for her work with GiveLove, the nonprofit Haiti relief organization she founded alongside Rosetta Millington-Getty in 2010. Arquette will also host the special fundraising event, set to take place May 19 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.Recently, Charlie had an opportunity to speak with the celebrity philanthropist about her work with GiveLove, discuss what the Green Drinks award means to her -- and even get the scoop on her favorite eats when she's helping out in Haiti. Here's what actress Patricia Arquette had to say:

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PHOENIX -- She was the inspiration for the TV show "Medium," which starred Patricia Arquette and ran for six years, first on NBC, and then on CBS. Allison DuBois is a well-known medium who has used her psychic abilities to help solve crimes. The Phoenix native is also an author and she has a new book out -- her first in three years -- called "Talk To Me."

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MEDIUM revolves not only around the fact that Allison Dubois (Patricia Arquette) is psychic, but that she has a family. For seven seasons, the audience has watched the Dubois daughters – sensitive Ariel, forthright Bridget and little Marie – grow up on camera. Likewise, actresses Sofia Vassilieva (Ariel), now eighteen, Maria Lark (Bridget), now thirteen, and identical twins Madison and Miranda Carabello (sharing the role of Marie), now eight, have spent a significant portion of their lives acting in the Dubois household.

The long-running MEDIUM airs its final new episode tonight on CBS. This interview was conducted while it was not known whether there would be an eighth season. Here’s what they had to say.

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After a yo-yo ride of breakup, then makeup and now divorce, Patricia Arquette and Thomas Jane's relationship hasn't exactly been stable. But Arquette says the split isn't as acrimonious as one might assume...

"We're both really good," she told us last night at the Judith Leiber boutique in Beverly Hills, where she cohosted the Don't Forget Haiti benefit for Vital Voices.

Arquette insisted she and the Hung star remain friends. The pair, who were introduced by friends in 2001, got married four years ago and have a 7-year-old daughter together. About a year ago the Medium star filed a divorce petition, but the two eventually reunited. "I don't think people would even imagine that it could be so friendly and not weird," Arquette said. Sounds like we may be able to add them to our list of "Good" Hollywood Divorces".

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PATRICIA ARQUETTE needed a clairvoyant to turn around her career in 2005 and she found just that in Allison Dubois, the humdrum housewife who solves major crimes with her dreams in the hit US series Medium. Up to then, Arquette was best-known for North-East director Tony Scott’s 1993 movie True Romance and others like Ed Wood and Disney’s Holes and her shortlived 1995 marriage to Nicolas Cage.

Now she’s an Emmy award-winning actress, who has just been commissioned to star in a seventh series of Medium, which has been treated disgracefully by the BBC (should Arquette have seen that coming?) with a scatter-gun broadcasting of the early series. Now Living is showing the latest episodes, which still command eight million viewers in the US.

“I had a feeling that women wanted to see something different. Different types of body shapes, different faces,” Arquette said of the success of Medium, which features her as a working mum with three daughters and a loving husband, Joe (Jake Weber). “She’s not some supermodel, but he’s hot for her and she’s hot for him. It’s a committed sexual marriage which you rarely see in film or TV,” is her summing up of the backstory.

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Patricia Arquette and Thomas Jane are breaking up – again. Despite working through a separation last year, the Medium star and Hung actor have decided to get a divorce, his rep tells PEOPLE.  "The split is completely amicable and their prime focus is their daughter," says the rep. "They ask that their privacy be respected at this time." The actress first filed for divorce from Jane in January 2009, but the two reconciled later that year.

Arquette, 42, and Jane, 41, met through friends in 2001 and were married in Italy in May 2006. Their only child together, a daughter named Harlow Olivia Calliope, was born in February 2003.


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ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY has got the details on MEDIUM's Seventh Season Premiere episode, in which a rather familiar is theme of the series is revisited once again.

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In this video, a blushing Patricia Arquette talks about how Mr. Teen Hearthrob, Robert Pattinson, used to have a crush on her. It’s funny and kind of cute when celebs talk about people who crush on them, especially when the crusher is another star.


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Patricia Arquette wasn't overjoyed when she found out her CBS hit show Medium was renewed for another season (its seventh). The reason: The 42-year-old actress was in Haiti, helping displaced earthquake victims. ``[Producers] called me to tell me we were just picked up and I didn't know what was happening,'' Arquette said at a fundraiser at a private home in Coral Gables. ``There were kids running around with no shoes in broken glass and broken metal. The toilets were full. There are sanitary issues. I said, `I can't even talk to you about that. I'm in a whole other world.' ''

Indeed, Arquette's bizarro glamorous Hollywood life definitely went on the back burner for 12 days earlier this month when the actress, who has starred in such movies as Flirting with Disaster, Beyond Rangoon and True Romance, traveled to the ravaged island nation. Her goal, along with the Give Love Foundation (which she founded), is helping to resettle homeless families. Earlier in the day, Arquette visited the Robert Morgan Educational Center in South Miami to check in with welding students who are building the doors and roofing trusses for quake victims' new homes. Fifty-four housing structures are set for a one-acre site in Cité Soleil, a volatile area in Port-au-Prince.

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Tragic: Jake's socialite parents Susan 'Puss' Coriat and Tommy Weber

As the eight-year-old boy walked through the vast iron gates of Villa Nellcote on the Cote d’Azur in the South of France, the scene unfolded like a child’s fantasy. There was a huge pool complete with diving board, a sprawling toy-filled sandpit and even a selection of miniature motorbikes parked alongside a mansion that housed a menagerie of dogs, cats and a rabbit. Tugging the sleeve of his six-year-old brother, young Jake Weber could barely contain his excitement as he cried: ‘It’s just like a fairytale palace!’

But the Villa Nellcote, known locally for having been a Nazi headquarters during the war, was certainly no place for children. No sooner had the heavy wooden doors to the mansion closed than one of the most famous men on the planet lurched forward. Pausing to give Jake’s golden hair a half-hearted tousle, Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards knelt down and pulled the boy’s T-shirt off, revealing a package wrapped in plastic taped firmly to Jake’s bare stomach. This, the boy learned, was to be Richards’s ‘wedding gift’ to bandmate Mick Jagger. Inside the package was half a kilo of cocaine. Jake’s brother, Charley, also had half a kilo wrapped round his body. This would be for Richards’s own use.

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Few albums are as soaked in the mythology of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll as Exile on Main St by the Rolling Stones. Although its woozy, raw sound has seen it hailed as one of the greatest records ever made, the music itself has tended to be overshadowed by the lurid tales of Bacchanalian excess that accompanied its creation.

Now a new film that screened at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday has returned a surprising additional element to the story: children. Stones in Exile, which is also showing on BBC One on Sunday night, concentrates on the band’s epic six-month residence at Villa Nellcote, in Villefranche-sur-Mer on the Cote D'Azur in 1971.

Sixties optimism had foundered with the killing of one of their fans at a concert in California and the band was regrouping after leaving England and its 93 per cent top tax rate. As Sir Mick Jagger explained at the premiere, they had no idea if their popularity at home would ever recover. “When you leave for tax reasons it’s really not very cool.” Nellcote, a half-hour’s drive up the coast from Cannes, was the rented residence of Keith Richards, Anita Pallenberg and their one-year-old son, Marlon.

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The Stones in Exile : An Imagine Special
BBC One, Sunday May 23rd, 10.25pm
Rating: 5 Stars




If it was possible to bottle claustrophobia, director Stephen Kijack would be doing it. If you’re looking for a wild ‘rocumentary’ with thrills and spills, you’re barking up the wrong tree. Cut together using still images, never before seen home video, radio announcers and new interviews … this film gives the viewer a taste of the good, the bad and the ugly that took place in the South of France in 1971 whilst the Stones struggled to record Exile on Main Street in Keith Richards’ basement.

So what were they doing in exile? Well as Bill Wyman explains, with 93 percent tax, “If you earned a million quid … which we didn’t … you’d end up with 70 grand, so it was impossible to earn enough money to pay back the inland revenue and stay here in England.”

This sense of not wanting to leave home comes through from all of the band, but especially Wyman who admits he spent a great deal of effort importing Bird’s Custard, PG Tips and Branston pickle for the duration of his stay … but maybe they needed this isolation, because as Martin Scorsese puts it, “The sense that they can’t go home … I think the music reflects that.”

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'Stones in Exile' to screen in Directors Fortnight



The intoxicating blend of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll never spoils, particularly if it's of an early '70s vintage. And it never hurts to use film and TV to sell it, particularly if the film makes its debut at Cannes.

"Exile on Main Street," the Rolling Stones' down-and-dirty double album that was reviled upon its 1972 release -- then later hailed as a masterpiece -- appears to grow ever more complex with age. Event-scaled activity is swirling around the album's digitally remastered reissue May 18, which includes 10 freshly unearthed tracks from the period.

The Universal Music Group has spared no expense to create three lavish packages: from the original 18-track release to a "super deluxe" edition that includes vinyl, a 30-minute DVD and a 64-page collector's book. In addition, UMG has enlisted its merchandising company, Bravado, to create an extensive line of "Exile"-inspired products -- t-shirts, caps, leather jackets and the like, all outfitted with the Stones' iconic tongue-wagging logo.

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The set of Medium is invaded by live pigs! Maria Lark takes you behind the scenes of tonight's episode, "Dead Meat".



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Pundits have had a hard time predicting whether this will be the final season for Patricia Arquette’s five-year-old “Medium” – or not. Arquette herself seems ready for either a yea or nay. 

“You never know as an actor what the future holds. I’ll always be grateful for this a great time in my life,” she tells us. “I’ve been able to play really interesting things the writers have written – different time periods, different personalities, all kinds of amazing things.”

She’s also enjoyed her on-camera family, series hubby Jake Weber and daughters Sofia Vassilieva, Maria Lark, and twins Madison and Miranda Carabello (who share the role of Marie). “It’s so great to watch these girls grow up into such incredible young women. All the girls are taking on more and more and expressing their voices as actresses. Me and Jake love acting. We have great respect for it. They literally at us down and asked, ‘How do you prepare for a part? What do you do first? How do you break down a scene, a script?’ It’s impressive.”

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The actor talks about playing his character for six years and dodging the cancellation bullet
By ABBIE BERNSTEIN, Contributing Writer
Published 5/3/2010




Jake Weber, known for feature film roles in WENDIGO, U-571, the remake of DAWN OF THE DEAD and THE HAUNTING OF MOLLY HARTLEY, is now in his sixth season of playing Joe Dubois on MEDIUM. Joe, a science-minded engineer, is married to Patricia Arquette’s psychic character Allison, who uses her gifts to help the Phoenix district attorney’s office. They have three daughters, all of whom seem to have inherited some aspect of Allison’s otherworldly gifts. However, nobody foresaw that, after five years on NBC, the series would be cancelled, so that the fifth-season finale was a cliffhanger that saw Allison comatose in the hospital. Happily for all concerned, CBS picked up MEDIUM; the show is now airing first-run episodes on its new network Friday nights.

iF MAGAZINE: Would you have felt bad about where your character Joe was left off if MEDIUM had ended with last season’s cliffhanger?

JAKE WEBER:
Not so much for my character, but there are two hundred and fifty people there with families and jobs that would have had a real hard time right now – it’s a tough time to be unemployed. It would have been nice if we’d known we were going to finish – it would have been nice to have some closure to it, rather than leave it on a cliffhanger. So many great shows have just ended like that. It would have been a shame to end it without having some sort of storyline that was satisfying for an audience. And also, it would have been sad for the two hundred and thirty people who worked on the show to all of a sudden be made [unemployed].

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Star of CBS' "Medium" Discusses Female Intuition, Her Efforts to Help Haitians Rebuild -- with Shipping Containers.



(CBS) Emmy award winner Patricia Arquette knows a little something about the future -- or at least the character she plays on TV does. On the CBS drama "Medium," Arquette plays a psychic whose visions help the Phoenix police department solve crimes. Arquette's character is based on real-life psychic Allison DuBois, whom Arquette has met several times in person.

But does Arquette have any foresight like her character? "All women have some of this," Arquette said. However, she conceded that she probably doesn't have real psychic ability. She joked, "I remember having a dream once that Al Gore won the presidency."

In addition to her work as an actress, Arquette is also devoted to work in Haiti. She's pitched in to help form the GiveLove Foundation, an organization that works to create housing for Haitians with discarded shipping containers, among other efforts. For more with Arquette and her efforts for displaced Haitians, click on the video below.

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Patricia Arquette has two more weeks of production on “Medium” for the season, and then she’ll be returning to Haiti and the labor of passion she’s thrown herself into — transforming a squalid, violent, displaced persons’ camp into a village with sustainable housing and sanitation. “Ever since the earthquake, it’s completely consumed all my excess time. I’m glad to say my kids are on board, and they’re OK with that,” notes the mother of a 20-year-old son and a 7-year-old daughter.

Arquette says she initially simply donated money to big charities after the devastating 7.0 quake hit the impoverished island nation in January. But then, a combination of seeing news stories detailing the ongoing misery in Haiti and hearing about it from a nurse friend of hers made her feel compelled to do more.

“She was among the first responders to rush down. She was so shaken. She’d been to India, to a lot of different locations — she’d seen a lot of poverty, but nothing like this. And she said, ‘You have to do something. Everybody’s got to do something.’”

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