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RICKY MARTIN, ROSELYN SÁNCHEZ, AND PAZ VEGA TO HOST THE 20TH ANNUAL LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS®

The Latin Recording Academy® today announced that three-time Latin GRAMMY® winner, 2006 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year™, and two-time GRAMMY® winner Ricky Martin will host the 20th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® alongside internationally renowned actresses Roselyn Sánchez and Paz Vega. The 20th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live on Univision from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Nov. 14 from 8-11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central).

Martin, who will host for the first time, has been a part of The Latin Recording Academy’s history since the inaugural Latin GRAMMY Awards in 2000, where he was nominated for two awards and delivered one of the most memorable performances to date. Sánchez joins as a host for the fourth time, after hosting the 16th, 17th, and 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards.Vega will host the show for the first time.

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Tom Hanks, Recipient of the 2020 Cecil B. deMille Award

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced that eight-time Golden Globe winner and 15-time nominee, Tom Hanks, will be honored with the coveted Cecil B. deMille Award at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards. The highly-acclaimed star of such legendary films such as Big, Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, Cast Away, and the upcoming release of A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood will accept the honor at Hollywood’s Party of the Year® on Sunday, January 5, 2020 airing LIVE coast-to-coast from 5-8 p.m. PT/8-11 p.m. ET on NBC.

“The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is proud to bestow the 2020 Cecil B. deMille Award to Tom Hanks,” said HFPA President Lorenzo Soria. “For more than three decades, he’s captivated audiences with rich and playful characters that we’ve grown to love and admire. As compelling as he is on the silver screen, he’s equally so behind the camera as a writer, producer, and director. We’re honored to include Mr. Hanks with such luminaries as Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Martin Scorsese, and Barbra Streisand to name a few.”

Chosen by the HFPA Board of Directors, the Cecil B. deMille Award is given annually to a talented individual who has made a lasting impact on the film industry. Honorees over the decades include Jeff Bridges, Robert De Niro, Audrey Hepburn, Harrison Ford, Jodie Foster, Sophia Loren, Sidney Poitier, Steven Spielberg, Denzel Washington, Robin Williams, and many more.

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PLAYING WITH FIRE LIGHT UP THE RED CARPET IN NYC!

When straight-laced fire superintendent Jake Carson (John Cena) and his elite team of expert firefighters (Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo and Tyler Mane) come to the rescue of three siblings (Brianna Hildebrand, Christian Convery and Finley Rose Slater) in the path of an encroaching wildfire, they quickly realize that no amount of training could prepare them for their most challenging job yet – babysitters. Unable to locate the children’s parents, the firefighters have their lives, jobs and even their fire depot turned upside down and quickly learn that kids – much like fires -are wild and unpredictable.

STARRING: John Cena, Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo, Brianna Hildebrand, Dennis Haysbert, Judy Greer

Mayans M.C. Season One DVD Release Party

Mayans M.C. Season One DVD Release Celebration took place at Heroes Motors in West Hollywood on Sunday,  August 18th with some of the cast in attendance.

The event also offered food, open bar, delicious donuts by Trejo’s Coffee & Donuts and a fun photo booth. Guests also could check out the many exclusive accessories and collectible motorcycles on display.

Mayans M.C. created by Elgin James, Kurt Sutter. Stars JD Pardo, Clayton Cardenas, Sarah Bolger, Michael Irby. Set in a post-Jax Teller world, “Mayans MC” sees EZ Reyes, a former golden boy now fresh out of prison, as a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the California-Mexico border who must carve out his new outlaw identity.

On Thursday, Topgolf, the premier entertainment destination, and independent studio, invaded Comic Con to be part of an activation unlike no other.

 

On Thursday, Topgolf, the premier entertainment destination, and independent studio, invaded Comic Con to be part of an activation unlike no other. Celebrities, creators and below-the-line craftsmen were invited to hit eco-friendly balls from the ship’s deck off the historical USS Midway—a naval aircraft located in downtown San Diego.

Notable stars included: Professional skateboarder Ryan Sheckler; AMC’s The Walk Dead Julie Ann Emery; Stranger Things 3 Andrey Ivchenko; Freaks and Geeks’ Samm Levine; American Pie’s Thomas Ian Nicholas; KROQ’s The Kevin & Bean Show; HBO’s Ballers Carl McDowell, Syfy’s Van Helsing and TNT’s Snowpiercer Aleks Paunovic; Syfy’s The Magicians’ Brittany Curran; ABC’s Fresh Off The Boat Dash Williams, Dallas Cowboys Byron Jones; The Bachelorette’s Chris Randone and Krystal Neilsen; Olympic athlete Lolo Jones; UFC’s Paige VanZant and Austin Vanderford; and Denver Nuggets’ Mason Plumlee, among others.

Toptracer, the company’s state-of-the-art technology, helped track the flight path of every golf shot for VIP guests, displaying it right on the bay’s HD screen and content was sent to their respective email addresses for social media. Beyond just a friendly competition, bragging rights were in full swing.

Sony Opened with the World Wide Launch of Sony Digital Cinema Premium Large-format Auditorium at Galaxy Theatres’ Las Vegas Location

Galaxy Theatres Luxury+® Boulevard Offer Movie-goers an Exceptional Experience Highlighted by a Dual Laser Projection System, Powerful Sound and Luxury Recliners.

Sony Electronics Inc. is introduced Sony Digital Cinema™, the company’s experiential premium large-format (PLF) movie theater auditorium. Working in conjunction with state-of-the-art movie theater company, Galaxy Theatres, the world’s first location debuted at their Las Vegas Boulevard Mall venue, on Thursday April 4, 2019.

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Women in Film salutes this year’s female nominees at pre-Oscars bash

Oscar nominees Yalitza Aparicio, front, and Glenn Close attend the 12th Women in Film Oscar Nominees Party at Spring Place in Beverly Hills on Friday.

Glenn Close, Regina King, Marina de Tavira and Yalitza Aparicio took time to drop into the 12th annual Women in Film Oscar Nominees Party.

“This is an amazing night,” said the event’s co-host, Cathy Schulman, in her official welcome to guests. “There are 61 female nominees this year. … An all-time high.” An Oscar winner herself for “Crash,” she then cited 17 repeat nominees and three women now up for two Academy Awards this year.

Held Friday at the private club Spring Place in Beverly Hills, Women in Film’s pre-Oscars affair honored female Academy Award contenders, both in front of and behind the cameras, including producers, screenwriters, sound mixers, editors, makeup artists, hairstylists and others.

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Aerosmith helps Steven Tyler raise more than $2 million for his Janie’s Fund charity at Grammy Viewing Party

Billboard reports that the event, held at Raleigh Studios in Los Angeles, raised a total of $2.8 million for Janie’s Fund, which helps young female victims of physical and sexual abuse.

Among the many celebrities in attendance were Mark Wahlberg, Sharon Stone, Alice Cooper, Duff McKagan, Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, X Ambassadors, producer David Foster, Kelsey Grammer and Caitlyn Jenner.

This year’s fundraiser was a significantly larger event than the inaugural Grammy Viewing Party. “That’s what we wanted,” Tyler told Billboard during the benefit. “It means people are starting to feel it in their heart and they understand our mission!”

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HOLLYWOOD AND THE ART WORLD UNITED TO SAVE LIVES AT 24th ANNUAL LA ART SHOW OPENING NIGHT GALA, BENEFITTING ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL

On Wednesday, January 23, Hollywood stars joined thousands of VIPs in LA’s thriving arts community at the LA Convention Center for the 24th Annual LA Art Show Opening Night Gala, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the 5th year in a row. Boasting record breaking attendance, all proceeds from the sale of Patron and Vanguard tickets and 15 percent of sales of Friend tickets went directly to the charity. All attendees of the Opening Night Premiere party supported the lifesaving mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children.®

Kate Beckinsale drew a crowd as the evening’s host, meeting with St. Jude patient families and delivering an address about the organization’s mission to the VIP area. Gavin Rossdale, an avid collector and this year’s Art Ambassador, reminded the audience that art can save lives. They were joined by previous host Emma Roberts, and stars such as Jessica Szohr, Peyton List, Cameron Monaghan, Joe Manganiello, Lance Bass, Amy Smart, Odette Annable, Brandon Boyd, Brigitte Nielsen, Evan Williams Bailee Madison, Kevin Zegers, Perrey Reeves, Amber Stevens West, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Naomi Grossman, Davi Santos, Barry Sloane, Brittney Palmer, Ian Bohen, Denim Richards, Celeste Thorson and many more. Art stars Tristan Eaton, Camille Rose Garcia, Jorge R. Gutierrez, Gregory Siff, Dave Pressler, Brandi Milne, Dosshaus, Mikael B, and hundreds more were in attendance.

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PARAMOUNT PICTURES AND EXHIBITION PARTNERS LAUNCH “GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT” ADVANCE SCREENINGS TO THE COMEDY WHAT MEN WANT

Fans will have the opportunity to see the film early for one day only, on Wednesday, February 6th at 7:00pm

Paramount Pictures announced that on Wednesday, February 6th, fans at select theatres in the U.S. will have the chance to attend paid WHAT MEN WANT Girls’ Night Out Screenings.

Fans who participate in this one-day only event will get the chance to grab their friends for a fun night out and see the film on the big screen before it opens nationwide on Friday, February 8th. Tickets will be on sale for the prevailing price at participating locations, and each paid admission includes a ticket to the movie, bonus content and a free WHAT MEN WANT cocktail glass at all participating theatres while supplies last. Some circuits will offer special concession deals, specialty beverages themed around the movie, and/or more.  Offers will vary from circuit to circuit and theatre to theatre.

Showtime will be 7:00PM at all participating locations, with 335 theatres participating in over 70 markets. Over 200 of the screenings to take place at theatres with bars and/or with beer/wine & frozen drink service.

Tickets go on sale Friday, January 18th at WhatMenWantMovie.com as well as at participating theatre box offices and respective exhibitor ticketing sites.