Special Interactive Experience to Take Place from December 21, 2016 to January 15, 2017
LOS ANGELES – December 8, 2016 – By overwhelming popular demand, acclaimed animation studio LAIKA will present a return holiday engagement of “From Coraline to Kubo: A Magical LAIKA Experience” from December 21, 2016 to January 15, 2017 at Universal Studios Hollywood. This special event will take place within the theme park’s Globe Theatre and is included in the price of admission.
The innovative, interactive Experience offers an up-close look at the artistry and imagination behind LAIKA’s groundbreaking 10-year filmmaking history, which includes the Academy Award-nominated films Coraline (2009), ParaNorman (2012) and The Boxtrolls (2014), as well as this year’s acclaimed Kubo and the Two Strings, recently named Best Animated Feature of 2016 by the National Board of Review, Washington DC Area Film Critics Association and Atlanta Film Critics Society and nominated for ten Annie Awards (including Best Animated Feature). The exhibition previously debuted this summer at Universal Studios Hollywood and was met with tremendous success, enjoyed by thousands of guests. Continue reading “Back by Popular Demand, “From Coraline to Kubo: A Magical LAIKA Experience,” Returns to Universal Studios Hollywood for a Limited Holiday Engagement”
Weekend Shopping Event
1denim Flagship Store
127 South Brand Blvd. #101 Glendale, CA 91204
December 17th – 18th | 11am – 7pm
Enjoy this wonderful holiday shopping event which includes patch work and hemming in store, free 1denim coffee when you try on jeans, photobooth fun from 2pm-5pm both days, and 10% of all denim in store! Gift bags for the first 20 purchases each day!
Bring your spouse, significant other or friends.
We hope to see you there!
Los Angeles – Aaron Sorkin, the Emmy-winning creator of The West Wing and Academy Award-winning screenwriter of The Social Network, is set to receive the Writers Guild of America, West’s 2017 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement in recognition of his extraordinary career and outstanding body of work in writing for television.
Sorkin will be honored at the WGAW’s 2017 Writers Guild Awards West Coast ceremony on Sunday, February 19, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.
“Starting with Sports Night, through The West Wing, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, The Newsroom and beyond, Aaron Sorkin has changed the language of television. His knowing, incisive, witty, brave, deeply intelligent writing has raised the bar for the rest of us, defined the notion of behind-the-scenes, and has in the process reminded us, again and again, of the special responsibilities that accrue to our profession,” said WGAW President Howard A. Rodman. “For as long as people walk and talk – at the same time, of course – Sorkin’s dialogue will be remembered. But more crucially, we want to remember the ways he has always encouraged us, as humans and as citizens, to heed our better angels.” Continue reading “THE WEST WING AND THE NEWSROOM CREATOR AARON SORKIN TO RECEIVE WGAW’S 2017 PADDY CHAYEFSKY LAUREL AWARD FOR TELEVISION WRITING ACHIEVEMENT”
The 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards hosted by T.J. Miller are airing LIVE on A&E this upcoming weekend. The awards, chosen by the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, will kick off the season as the first major award show honoring the best in film and television and will air live on Sunday, December 11th at 8PM ET/5PM PT on A&E. You can watch the Critics’ Choice Awards in virtual reality for the first time with Intel’s virtual reality technology, Voke TrueVR. And for the second year in a row, fans will be able to #TweetAToast to their favorite celebrities and nominees. The “Critics’ Choice Red Carpet Live” will air on A&E at 7PM ET/4PM PT before the star-studded three-hour show.
The Hour-Long Conversation Features Exclusive Footage and Unprecedented Access, Giving Viewers a Revealing Look Into Urban’s Life and Career
LOS ANGELES – December 8, 2016 – AXS TV presents an all-new episode of THE BIG INTERVIEW (TBI) on Tuesday, December 13, at 7pE/4pP, as Dan Rather sits down for an in-depth conversation with Keith Urban, who was nominated for three GRAMMY® Awards this week. Filmed at The Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, the second to last stop on the North American leg of Urban’s acclaimed “ripCORD WORLD TOUR 2016,” the hour-long event provides a rare and intimate look into Urban’s life and career. AXS TV’s cameras were granted unprecedented access for this special event, featuring never-before-seen footage and exclusive photographs, as Rather delves into Urban’s early childhood in Australia and his arrival in Nashville, to his turbulent personal journey to sobriety and award-winning career as one of the industry’s most respected musicians, songwriters, producers, and live performers. This episode of THE BIG INTERVIEW is one not to be missed. Continue reading “FOUR-TIME GRAMMY® AWARD WINNER KEITH URBAN TALKS TO LEGENDARY NEWSMAN DAN RATHER FOR AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF THE BIG INTERVIEW, ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, AT 7pE/4pP “
Last week during Art Week 2016, Bombay Sapphire and AC Hotels debuted ‘The Journey to Discover the World’s Best Gin & Tonic’ with celebrity photographer Nigel Barker. Evoking AC Hotel’s Spanish roots, Bombay Sapphire’s North American Brand Ambassador, Gary Hayward, teamed up to help develop an exclusive Earl Grey ACGTrecipe to be launched nationwide at the hotels. As the G&T is one of the world’s most popular cocktails, Global Brand Ambassador and renowned photographer Nigel Barker will be unveiling the world’s first Gin & Tonic glass this 2017 – heightening the classic cocktail’s taste, aroma, and trigeminal effects. Continue reading “Nigel Barker Debuts World’s Best Gin & Tonic w/ AC Hotels + Bombay Saphire Gin During Art Week 2016”
LOS ANGELES – Dec. 8, 2016 – CBS today announced the participants in its 2016-2017 Directors Initiative. The Initiative provides a platform of opportunity for talented television directors to be introduced to the CBS family.
The participants selected this year are:
- Michele Azenzer Bear: Michele served as a 1st Assistant Director on “Mike & Molly” and went on to direct an episode in the show’s final season.
- Lily Mariye: Lily recently completed her second episode of “Nashville,” and directed, wrote and produced the independent feature “Model Minority,” which had a successful film festival run.
- Tara Miele: Tara has directed multiple movies of the week for Lifetime, including “The Lost Boy,” “Thinspiration” and “Gone Missing.” She got her start as a screenwriter and independent feature director.
- Anne Renton: Anne directed an episode of “The Fosters” and as well as “Bones.”
“The participants in the CBS Director’s Initiative receive professional guidance, access to accomplished creative executives and shadowing opportunities on CBS Network and Studio shows. The goal of our program is to minimize the perceived ‘risk’ of hiring rising directors through constant exposure and collaboration on the sets of established television series. The ongoing support from our showrunners has been vital in helping our director’s book episodes,” said Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i, Executive Vice President, Entertainment Diversity, Inclusion and Communications, CBS Entertainment. Continue reading “CBS ANNOUNCES PARTICIPANTS IN ITS 2016-2017 DIRECTORS INITIATIVE”
Last night, Grey Goose and Julia Restoin Roitfeld hosted an elegant preview evening celebrating the launch of Le Marché Bleu – a unique holiday shopping experience that invites guests to discover the allure of the French art de vivre. Guests included Rita Ora, Tessa Thompson, Cipriana Quann, Kelly Rutherford, Timo Weiland, Seth Tringale, Julia Loomis, Ann Caruso, Kat Irlin, Harley Viera Newton, Garrett Neff, and Tony DiCiuricio. The soirée at 64 Wooster Street in SoHo kicked off with a DJ set from up-and-coming French musical talent College followed by a surprise performance from the Harlem Gospel Choir. Grammy award winner St. Vincent topped off the night with a DJ set blending electropop, alternative and jazz influences. The music was complemented by Grey Goose holiday cocktails and bites from acclaimedChef Ludo Lefebvre. Please see items below along with more information about Le Marché Bleu and links to download images of last night’s festivities.
- St. Vincent was seen enjoying the Grey Goose Le Fizz cocktail during her DJ set. It was a celebratory night for the musician who just announced yesterday that she will write the score for the directorial debut of her partner Kristen Stewart’s upcoming film, Come Swim.
- Rita Ora chatted with friends about the upcoming premiere of America’s Next Top Model, where she will replace host Tyra Banks. Rita exclaimed “When they asked me about it, I had to think about what can I give it that it doesn’t have already? I wanted to find a 360 superstar who does what I do, who can release music and be in a movie or do collaborations with brands and be a model at the same time. I wanted to find a star and that really intrigued me.”
- Rita Ora mixed and mingled with guests and was overheard sharing about her upcoming album release: “I’ve nearly finished my album, thank God! I’ve been working on it for over four years. We’re planning to release the album this summer.”
- Tessa Thompson was overheard using some Aussie phrases she picked up while living there the past four months as she filmed a new movie. The stunning actress sipped Grey Goose cocktails as she chatted with friends and explained some new Aussie phrases she hopes to bring to the US.
- Tessa Thompson graciously mingled with fans of West World who stressed about the season finale. She spent ample time sipping Grey Goose cocktails and chatting about the series, helping to calm any stress induced by the finale! Like her fans, Tessa never knew what to expect from the show: “We didn’t even know what was happening when we were shooting the show. The scripts were redacted, there was always a mystery. Quite frankly, we didn’t even know that the most shocking part of the finale was going to happen until we were seeing it in front of our eyes.
- Julia Restoin Roitfeld worked her French charm on the room, making sure that guests always had a Grey Goose cocktail in hand. The elegant hostess and model who curated the items at Le Marché Bleu was overheard saying “It’s always fun to bring things from my home country, which you can’t find in the city.”
- Cipriana Quann sipped Grey Goose cocktails and the self-described foodie enjoyed the hors d’oeuvres from Chef Ludo Lefebvre. She talked with friends about her upcoming cameo role with her twin sister TK Wonder in Oceans 8 starring Cate Blanchett and Rihanna.
Entertainment Business Manager John Mcllwee, who is a former Project Angel Food board member, was first to step up with a $10,000 donation this weekend to kick off the fundraising campaign for a replacement flash freezer for Project Angel Food.
The event hosted by award-winning designer Xorin Balbes premiered his historic showcase home in Los Feliz. After a one year remodel and a multi-million dollar facelift, the stunning home was unveiled to a crowd of entertainment executives and philanthropists.
In a matter of 10 minutes, the $45,000 required for the freezer to be purchased immediately was soon raised by the generous group and the final $3,000 to push it over the top was given by MclIwee. “I was so happy to kick off the bidding,” MclIwee said, “because I think the revamped Project Angel Food program is spectacular.”
Other entertainment executives also pitched in including: Bunim/Murray’s founder Jonathan Murray and partner Harvey Reese, movie producers Peter and Natalia Safran, TV talk show producer Kari Sagin and 20th Century Fox Executive Bob Cohen and his husband Tim Robinson. Continue reading “ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS MANAGER JOHN MCLLWEE SPEARHEADS FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN FOR PROJECT ANGEL FOOD AT THE SPECTACULAR SHOWCASE HOME OF XORIN BALBES”
The Beverly Hills home that Elvis and Priscilla bought for $400,000 when they were first married in 1967 is for sale and featured this week at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.
Photos with listing agent permission available for your use at: http://bit.ly/toptenmedia
“Elvis Presley’s Beverly Hills Home”
The King will never die. Elvis Presley’s music, films and the homes he has owned are legendary. He was the game changer in the music world with his own style blending rock and roll, ballads, blues and gospel, the best-selling solo artist in the history of recorded music with record sales over 600 million. Obsessed fans knew his likes, dislikes, and what food he ate. They have ogled over his and Priscilla’s honeymoon vacation house in Palm Springs and Graceland, but it was his first home with Priscilla in Trousdale Estates overlooking Los Angeles where the fans have been coming for years to write messages to Elvis on the gate door set into the garden wall. Continue reading “Celebrity Homes: Elvis Presley’s Beverly Hills Home Is For Sale”
By Pete Bissonette
How many friends do you have?
If your doctor isn’t asking now, they may start soon.
According to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, your social circles are as important to your health as diet and exercise.
Researchers evaluated data from four U.S. population surveys from adolescence into old age spanning three dimensions of social relationships: social integration, social support, and social strain. They then compared the social relationships to blood pressure, waist circumference, body mass index, and systematic inflammation—four key markers for mortality risk. Continue reading “How Your Friends Affect Your Health”
Photo: Josh Brandao/SHOWTIME
NEW YORK – December 7, 2016 – MADONNA’s highly-anticipated concert film, MADONNA: REBEL HEART TOUR will premiere thisFriday, December 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME, on-air, on demand and over the internet. For the official trailer, go to:https://youtu.be/9bNbvu0A8WI. MADONNA: REBEL HEART TOUR was shot around the world and features a collection of live and behind these scenes footage culminating in performances at the Sydney Olympic Park in March of this year. The film is co-directed by Danny B. Tull and Nathan Rissman, both of whom have worked extensively with Madonna on her feature films and tour movies.
The set list for MADONNA: REBEL HEART TOUR spans all decades of the iconic superstar’s illustrious career, including songs from Rebel Heart (the No. 1 dance hits “Living for Love” and “Bitch I’m Madonna”) to classic fan favorites like “Material Girl” and “Holiday,” and a “Dress You Up” medley that includes “Get Into The Groove,” “Everybody” and “Lucky Star.” Memorable highlights from the tour include her first-ever live concert performance of “Take a Bow,” acoustic versions of “Like A Prayer,” “Secret” and “Don’t Tell Me.”
The Rebel Heart Tour was directed by Jamie King with musical direction by Kevin Antunes (the band’s keyboardist Ric’key Pageot, drummer Brian Frasier-Moore, guitarist Monte Pittman, and background vocalists Kiley Dean and Nicki Richards), lead choreography by Megan Lawson, hair by Andy LeCompte, makeup by Aaron Henrikson, and costume design by Arianne Phillips.
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The eighth season of UNDERCOVER BOSS kicks off with two new back-to-back episodes, Wednesday, Dec. 21 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The Emmy Award-winning series moves to its regular 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT Wednesday timeslot on Dec. 28.
“Build-A-Bear Workshop” – When Sharon Price John, president and CEO of Build-A-Bear Workshop, goes undercover to meet the employees who keep her company stitched together, she learns that building bears isn’t all child’s play, on UNDERCOVER BOSS, 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT.
The experiential retail company Build-A-Bear Workshop was founded in St. Louis, Mo. in 1997. It now has approximately 400 stores worldwide and gives guests an opportunity to make their own customizable stuffed animal. Continue reading “THE CEOS OF BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP AND NEW YORK & COMPANY TO BE FEATURED IN THE SPECIAL TWO-HOUR EIGHTH SEASON PREMIERE OF “UNDERCOVER BOSS,” WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21”
CANDID DOCUMENTARY CHRONICLING THE LIFE OF THE BILLIONAIRE INVESTOR, DEBUTS JAN. 30 ON HBO
With a net worth of more than $60 billion, Warren Buffett is truly a one-of-a-kind billionaire. Now 86, the legendary investor still lives in a modest home in Omaha, and continues to drive himself to the office every morning to manage Berkshire Hathaway, the fourth-largest public company in the world. But more surprising than his humble lifestyle and self-effacing personality are Buffett’s moral integrity and unique mind, which drove him not only to become the most successful businessman in the world, but also an unparalleled philanthropist. Continue reading “BECOMING WARREN BUFFETT,”