Tag Archives: Minnie Driver

Conviction, shot in Ypsi/Arbor, nears release

The Trailer for the film “Conviction” has been released. Quite a bit of the production, which had previously been referred to as “Betty Anne Waters,” was shot in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor. Of particular interest in the trailer, at least for me, are the scenes shot at Ypsi’s legendary Sidetrack Bar and Grill – stills […]

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Milla in the Garden

Word is that when actresses Minnie Drive and Drew Barrymore were here in town, they ate most of their meals at the upscale Ann Arbor restaurant Eve. That didn’t much surprise me. I was, however, surprised when I heard that George “Ace from Facts of Life” Clooney, during the time he spent trapped here in […]

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Hilary Swank channeling Betty Anne Waters behind the bar

Since we didn’t get any new Pencil Paparazzi drawings over the weekend, I thought that I’d post a few real photos of celebrities. The first one here is of the real life Betty Anne Waters (who is portrayed by Hilary Swank in the film), actress Minnie Driver, and Linda French, the owner of Ypsi’s Sidetrack […]

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Pencil Paparazzi: Minnie Driver buying chicken edition

The response to Ted Kennedy’s drawing of Sam Rockwell’s sweatpants Monday was so overwhelmingly positive, I put the word out that we were looking for other works of pencil paparazzi. Following is our second contribution. This one comes from Ann Arbor’s Jean Henry. And here’s the explanation: Last Friday night, running errands, it was late. […]

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Pencil Paparazzi

Get your pencils sharpened. According to the Ypsilanti Citizen, filming for the Hilary Swank movie “Betty Anne Waters” begins on Michigan Avenue this Wednesday. Here’s a clip: …On March 16, filming for the movie “Betty Anne Waters,” will carry over to Downtown Ypsilanti. Starring Hilary Swank, Minnie Driver and Sam Rockwell, the movie has already […]

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