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Jenna will star in Fox’s untitled comedy pilot produced by Dana Klein (FriendsFriends With Better Lives). She will play Ellen, a working mom who is in constant competition with her perfect, stay-at-home sister-in-law.

Klein, who will executive-produce alongside Aaron Kaplan, also will write the pilot.


Kicking and Screaming 

by Jenna and Bodhi Elfman  

Jenna and her husband, Bodhi's podcast during which they discuss marriage, life and annoyance. Not in that order. Their latest episode is available for download on iTunes, as well as all earlier editions. You can also subscribe and watch via the Kicking and Screaming You Tube Channel.

Friendly Disclaimer: These recordings are unedited, raw, and contain explicit content and colorful language.  Listener discretion is advised.


"dancing with the all-Stars"

NOVEMBER 11: "Great night last night w/ Nigel Lythgoe, Adam Shankman, Derek Hough, Bruno Tonioli & MANY other greats..." 

NOVEMBER 11: "Great night last night w/ Nigel Lythgoe, Adam Shankman, Derek Hough, Bruno Tonioli & MANY other greats..." 

On November 10th, Jenna attended "Dancing With the All-Stars", a charity event co-hosted by the Dizzy Feet Foundation and Share, Inc. benefitting the Special Olympics World Games 2015. The event took place in Beverly Hills, CA at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.  The evening was filled with dance performances, past and present, and a multigenerational array of dance superstars, including those from the hit dance reality shows "Dancing with the Stars" and "So You Think You Can Dance".


NOVEMBER 5: "THIS happens tomorrow!!! Yay!"

NOVEMBER 5: "THIS happens tomorrow!!! Yay!"

Photo by Ben Bolling (Twitter: @BenBolling)

Photo by Ben Bolling (Twitter: @BenBolling)

While in Virginia for the Big Stone Gap premiere last November, Jenna and fellow BSG cast member Patrick Wilson took some time out to speak with a class of drama students at the University of Virginia.

 


National Dance Day

Jenna, SYTYCD 2013 winner Fik-Shun, and their dance students at The Kennedy Center on National Dance Day, July 26, 2014.

Jenna, SYTYCD 2013 winner Fik-Shun, and their dance students at The Kennedy Center on National Dance Day, July 26, 2014.

National Dance Day is an annual celebration that takes place on the last Saturday in July.  Launched in 2010 by “So You Think You Can Dance” co-creator and Dizzy Feet Foundation co-president Nigel Lythgoe, this grassroots campaign encourages Americans to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to maintain good health and fight obesity.

On July 26th, Jenna had the honor of leading the 5th Annual National Dance Day event at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., one of many similar events that took place across America, mainly in Los Angeles and at New York's Lincoln Center.  Along with Jenna, "So You Think You Can Dance" (SYTYCD) 2013 winner Fik-Shun taught the official 2014 National Dance Day routine to about a thousand enthusiasts who jam-packed Kennedy Center's 630-foot-long Grand Foyer.

"Dancing uses every part and every aspect of your body, mind, and soul. It's the most inclusive kind of exercise," Jenna said in a recent interview with examiner.com. "Dancing has helped me so much in so many ways."


New Dharma & Greg DVD

"Dharma & Greg The Complete Season 2" DVD, is now available on Amazon.com.

"Dharma & Greg The Complete Season 2" DVD, is now available on Amazon.com.

The wait is over!  After many years of anticipation, fans of Jenna's popular sitcom "Dharma & Greg" finally have the opportunity to purchase "The Complete Season 2" of the show on DVD! This is great news since, up until now, only Season 1 (out of the show's five season run) had been released on DVD previously.

Jenna tweeted to her fans on January 12th: "Hey DHARMA & GREG fans! Now you can buy Season 2 DVD on Amazon!!!!! YAYYYY!" along with this Amazon link to view/purchase the DVD.

Jenna won the Golden Globe Award for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical/Comedy" for her portrayal of Dharma during this second season of the show.


Whosay Snapshots

You can view more photos Jenna has posted by visiting her WhoSay profile.

JANUARY 11: "Excited for tonight! Proud to have won one." #GoldenGlobes

JANUARY 11: "Excited for tonight! Proud to have won one." #GoldenGlobes

DEC. 17: "I always feel like a queen when I'm with my boys."  

DEC. 17: "I always feel like a queen when I'm with my boys."

 

DEC. 15: "The Elfmans are in NYC!!!!!"

DEC. 15: "The Elfmans are in NYC!!!!!"

JANUARY 1: "Annnnnnnnnd...  Happy New Year"

JANUARY 1: "Annnnnnnnnd...  Happy New Year"

DEC. 17: "My boys saw their first Broadway show tonight - On The Town. They were riveted & entertained! I loved it too!! GO SEE IT!"

DEC. 17: "My boys saw their first Broadway show tonight - On The Town. They were riveted & entertained! I loved it too!! GO SEE IT!"

DEC. 15: "Two of my men. And the Empire State Building."

DEC. 15: "Two of my men. And the Empire State Building."

Dec. 23: "Holiday shopping AND annual doctor visit in one day? Vintage Gucci necklace gets me through w/ a smile. And my hipster beanie, of course."

Dec. 23: "Holiday shopping AND annual doctor visit in one day? Vintage Gucci necklace gets me through w/ a smile. And my hipster beanie, of course."

DEC. 17: "Fun on the Bryant Park ice rink in NYC!"

DEC. 17: "Fun on the Bryant Park ice rink in NYC!"

DEC 6: "At the Music Center LA's 50th Anniversary event!"

DEC 6: "At the Music Center LA's 50th Anniversary event!"


Big Stone Gap premieres at virginia film festival

Jenna's next feature film, Big Stone Gapdue in theaters this year and written and directed by Adriana Trigiani (also the author of the N.Y Times bestselling novel, Big Stone Gap, the book the film was based on), also stars Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson, Whoopi Goldberg, and Jane Krakowski. It was shot on location in and around the actual town where the story takes place, a small mining town called Big Stone Gap, Virginia.

Jenna recently attended the film's premiere on Thursday, November 6, 2014 in Charlottesville, Virginia.  It premiered at the Paramount Theater to a sold-out crowd of about 1,100 as the first film of this year’s Virginia Film Festival.

Cast members gather on stage at the premiere of Big Stone Gap at the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville, Virginia to open the Virginia Film Festival. (Photo courtesy of Sanjay Suchak/University of Virginia)

Cast members gather on stage at the premiere of Big Stone Gap at the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville, Virginia to open the Virginia Film Festival.

(Photo courtesy of Sanjay Suchak/University of Virginia)

Jenna, alongside fellow cast members Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson, and Jasmine Guy, participating in a press conference before the premiere and at a question-and-answer session afterward, all shared how welcomed they’d felt when filming in Wise County.

As reported by Allie Robinson of the Gibson Bristol Herald Courier on TriCities.com, Jenna said that going to Big Stone Gap to film the movie and leaving the chaos of Los Angeles, was a welcome break for her.

"Coming to Big Stone Gap was unbelievably therapeutic for me because it reminded me of how good people really are,” she said. “It was a giant time for me to be uplifted by the people of Big Stone Gap.”

Jenna on location in Virginia in the fall of 2013.

Jenna on location in Virginia in the fall of 2013.

While filming, Jenna took many photos of her fun adventures filming on location, goofing around with fellow cast and crew members, and visiting interesting places and encountering many smiling faces around town. She chronicled her experience on social media and even had her two boys along for the ride art of the time, even spending Halloween on location there.

Needless to say, being a part of making this film was a truly an unforgettable experience for Jenna. She loved meeting, taking photos with, and getting to know the wonderful people in all the areas they filmed, and will treasure her time there always.

Twitter: @bsgmovie @AdrianaTrigiani @AshleyJudd @patrickwilson73 @WhoopiGoldberg

Instagram: @AdrianaTrigiani @AshleyJudd @whoopi_1


So You Think You Can Dance/Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

As a board member of the Dizzy Feet Foundation,  a nonprofit organization created to benefit the dance community, Jenna was invited to visit Hubbard Street Dance Chicago while in Chicago filming the "So You Think You Can Dance" (SYTYCD) Season 11 premiere, for which she was a guest judge for the second time.

Jenna Elfman observes company rehearsal for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s Spring Series: Four works by Jiří Kylián at the Hubbard Street Dance Center. (Photo by Todd Rosenberg)

Jenna Elfman observes company rehearsal for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s Spring Series: Four works by Jiří Kylián at the Hubbard Street Dance Center. (Photo by Todd Rosenberg)

Along with Nigel Lythgoe (SYTYCD creator and executive producer and co-president and founding member of the Dizzy Feet Foundation) and Danae Rees, the executive director of the Dizzy Feet Foundation, Jenna was welcomed to observe rehearsals of the company, as well as its youth program classes. 

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago features 18 dancers and is one of the only dance companies in America to perform year-round, domestically as well as overseas.

The Hubbard Street Youth Dance Program's Hip Hop A and Choreo Lab classes were also a treat to observe, another example of the type of dance programs to which the Dizzy Feet Foundation provides scholarships and assistance.  

Dizzy Feet Foundation also aims to elevate and standardize the quality of dance instruction throughout the U.S. by offering accreditation and/or certification to dance schools and studios in most styles of dance.

The foundation’s Accreditation Program will be the gold standard for dance instruction in the United States; it will ensure that students can feel confident that they are receiving high-quality dance instruction aligned to a national standard.

"Today I got to watch Hubbard Street Dance Chicago rehearse one of Jirí Kylián's pieces."

"Today I got to watch Hubbard Street Dance Chicago rehearse one of Jirí Kylián's pieces."

Want to learn more? Visit Dizzy Feet Foundation and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.