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Dolly Parton Starts My People Fund for Victims of Tennessee Fires!

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Dolly Parton has announced the creation of the My People fund – a fund to assist those who have lost their homes in the fires that have ravaged the Great Smoky Mountain /Sevier County region of Tennessee. Each family who lost their homes will receive $1,000 each month.

The fund is the result of a partnership between The Dollywood Company and The Dollywood Foundation.

Details follow the jump.

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Lily Tomlin To Receive 2016 SAG Lifetime Achievement Award!

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The inimitable Lily Tomlin will be honored with the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award during the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®. The SAG Awards will air live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 29th, 2017.

For a recap of Tomlin’s career achievements, follow the jump.

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Celebrities Support Safe Kids Day!

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Safe Kids Worldwide works to help prevent childhood injuries – the number one cause of child deaths in America. Throughout April, there will be Safe Kids events – sponsored by Nationwide and bringing together families, celebrities and donors – to raise awareness and funds to help prevent those injuries.

Sharon Stone and Drew Barrymore are the celebrity co-chairs of Safe Kids Worldwide and they will be joined by such names as Mark Wahlberg, Tyler Perry, James Caan, Scott Caan, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, as Safe Kids Celebrity Heroes, in their efforts.

The Safe Kids Day fundraising event will be held on Sunday, April 26th at The Lot in Los Angeles.

For more, follow the jump.

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National Association of Broadcasters Honors Jerry Lewis!

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The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) have announced that Jerry Lewis will be given the NAB Distinguished Service Award during this year’s NAB Show.

The multi-hyphenate (actor, singer, comedian, inventor, philanthropist, writer) will receive the award at the opening keynote session on April 13th. For further details, follow the jump.

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Group 1200 Media Opens Theatrica Division!

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Group 1200 Media – owners of FUNimation Entertainment, Giant Ape Media and Group 1200 Consumer Products – has opened a theatrical division to be based in New York City.

Spurred by the success of the Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods theatrical event, the company is actively looking at more of such opportunities. Spearheading the new division is David Wengrod, Vice President of Theatrical Events and Distribution – formerly Vice President of Alternative Entertainment Programming at Screenvision (with whom Group 1200 partnered on the Dragon Ball Z event.

For more, follow the jump.

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Syfy Orders Two-Hour Time Travel Pilot, Rewind!

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Syfy has greenlighted the two-hour pilot, Rewind – a thriller revolving around a team of military field operatives and civilian scientists who must use untested technology to travel back in time to alter past events in order to change the future and avoid a devastating terrorist attack.

Sounds a bit like 7 Days, to me – but it’s from BermanBraun, the guys who gave us the much better than expected Alphas, so I’m curious to see what they do with the idea. Since it’s a two-hour pilot, even if it doesn’t go to series, there’s a very real chance Syfy will air it anyway – like they did with the fun superhero riff, Three Inches, a few weeks back.

Check out the full press release following the jump.

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Battle Royale: The Complete Collection – Both Brutally Poetic Japanese Films Come To DVD And Blu-ray In March!

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Battle Royale and Battle Royale II are among the most brutally poetic films ever made. Often copied [you can see Battle Royale echoed in the story of The Hunger Games, for example], but never equaled, the films have been banned in many markets, but fans keep finding ways to get them. On March 20, 2012, Anchor Bay Entertainment will release both films – along with a hoard of bonus features – on DVD and Blu-ray, across North America.

Follow the jump for details.

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FOX Announces New Animation Unit To Produce Alternative Material Across Multiple Platforms!

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For the first time, a major network, FOX, is setting up an animation unit to develop and produce alternative animated content for a late-night network block [from 11pm – 12:30 am, Saturdays], a digital channel and online.

The announcement was made during FOX’s annual Television Critics Association Press Tour [TCA] presentation. Follow the jump for further details.

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