(BlackTree TV - Los Angeles) Shawn Edwards goes 1-on-1 with funny girl Cameron Diaz who plays a Pretty + Bad Teacher in the new comedy opening up this weekend. Elizabeth Halsey (Cameron Diaz) is a teacher who just doesn't give an F. She's foul-mouthed, ruthless, and wildly inappropriate. She drinks, she gets high, and she can't wait to marry her meal ticket and walk away from her day job teaching middle school. When she's dumped by her fiancé, she sets her plan in motion to win over a rich, handsome substitute (Justin Timberlake) -- competing for his affections with an overly energetic colleague, Amy (Lucy Punch) -- but finds herself fighting off the advances of an irreverent gym teacher (Jason Segel). Elizabeth's outrageous schemes and their wild consequences will shock her students, her coworkers, and even herself. CAMERON DIAZ (Elizabeth Halsey) is an established star around the world in the genres of comedy, action and drama. She most recently starred opposite Seth Rogen and Jay Chou in The Green Hornet, and prior to that, she reprised her role as Princess Fiona in DreamWorks' final installation of the enormously successful Shrek franchise, Shrek Forever After. Diaz was recently seen starring opposite Tom Cruise in 20th Century Fox's Knight and Day. She also starred in Nick Cassavetes' family drama My Sister's Keeper, and in 2008 she starred opposite Ashton Kutcher in the hit romantic comedy What Happens in Vegas. Diaz made her feature film debut at the age 21, captivating moviegoers as Tina Carlisle in The Mask. In addition to becoming one of Jim Carrey's biggest hits, The Mask gained distinction as the film that launched Cameron Diaz' career in motion pictures. Soon, Diaz was starring in independent films such as The Last Supper; Feeling Minnesota, in which she co-starred with Keanu Reeves; Edward Burns' She's the One; and Head Above Water, in which she starred opposite Harvey Keitel. 1997 saw Diaz co-starring with Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney and Rupert Everett in the charming crowd-pleaser and box-office hit My Best Friend's Wedding. The following year, her performance in the title role in the romantic comedy There's Something About Mary garnered the actress a New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress in addition to a her first of four Golden Globe nominations. The dark comedy, Very Bad Things, directed by Peter Berg was next up, followed by the cult hit Being John Malkovich opposite John Cusack, Catherine Keener and John Malkovich. Directed by Spike Jonze, her performance earned Diaz another Golden Globe nomination, as well as nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Award and the Best Actress BAFTA. Her career continued to soar with Charlie's Angels, Sony Pictures' feature film version of the 70's television series. Playing opposite Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu and Bill Murray, the film broke domestic box-office records for a non-holiday weekend and grossed $265 million dollars worldwide. The film's sequel, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, was released in 2003 and earned more than $250 million dollars worldwide. Additional credits of note include Oliver Stone's football drama, Any Given Sunday; Martin Scorsese's Academy Award®-nominated Gangs of New York, in which she starred with Leonardo DiCaprio and Daniel Day-Lewis, and for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe; and a pivotal role in Vanilla Sky, directed by Cameron Crowe and starring Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz and Jason Lee. The film earned Diaz yet more nominations for the Golden Globe, an AFI Award, and a SAG Award. Diaz also starred in Nancy Meyers' romantic comedy, The Holiday; Curtis Hansen's critically-acclaimed In Her Shoes and the thriller, The Box. ____________________ Segment Journalist and Producer Shawn Edwards http://www.blacktree.tv for more Blacktree is at all the hottest events on the planet (award shows, movie premieres and press junkets, fashion shows, etc.) and now BLACKTREE ON TV brings stars to YOU on Soul of the South! Watch Full episodes below, and tune in!
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