Category Archives: Out and About

South Florida Celebrity Chef, Ralph Pagano, Takes His Talents “On The Road” Food Truck-Style

Ralph on the Road is a mini-series of segments for Lifetime’s morning talk show, The Balancing Act, created by BrandStar. For the past 11 years, The Balancing Act has been a daily morning show for today’s on-the-go, modern women to help balance and enrich her everyday life.

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Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame” cast and Marvel Studios president places their handprints in cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood

 

Marvel Studios’ highly-anticipated “Avengers: Endgame” opens in theaters nationwide this Friday, April 26.  To honor the Marvel Studios movie franchise, six of the “Avengers: Endgame” cast members,  Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, and Jeremy Renner, and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, placed their handprints in cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood today!

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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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The Lego Movie World at Legoland Opens This Week!

Legoland Florida Resort  officially opens it’s brand new area The Lego Movie World in grand style March 27th and will feature performances from 12 year old Rapper Alaya High, widely known as the 12-year-old hip hop artist That Girl Lay Lay. Modern Family’s Jeremy Maguire got a chance to preview the new park a week before it officially opens.

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Wizarding World of Harry Potter Unveils 2 New Attractions! A Ride and Show!

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT — Pictured: Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure — (Photo by: Universal Orlando Resort)

You all know how much I love Universal Orlando. But sadly its a park that is in dire need of some new rides and a refresh. The first phase of my desire has mysteriously materialized in the brand new Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure set to premiere this June! Mark your calendars because Draco Malfoy himself, Tom Felton  will be on hand Tuesday, March 12th to unveil the long awaited adventure. The ride officially opens June 13, 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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Terminator VR Experience at a Cinemark Near You

If you happen to be in the San Joes area, this could be fun. Cinemark and SPACES are bringing the future of entertainment to today where guests of all ages enter an exhilarating “Terminator” experience that blends 4D effects, 3D face scanning, physical interaction, wind, movement and social group play. Tickets are now available at cinemark.com/spaces.  The experience is at the brand-new, multi-sensory virtual reality (VR) SPACES Center at Cinemark’s Century 20 Oakridge and XD theatre in San Jose.

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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.

Maya Cinemas brings Luxury Theater to North Las Vegas

A $75 million cinema center opened its doors Thursday in North Las Vegas, paving the way for future development in the NLV downtown area.

Maya Cinemas are located on North Las Vegas Boulevard, between Lake Mead Boulevard and Carey Avenue, and includes 14 screens, an arcade, cantina, and event space. It also boasts some of the largest displays in Nevada, with one larger than IMAX and other theaters featuring chairs that move along with a movie.

“It’s a dream come true for me,” says Maya Cinemas CEO Moctezuma Esparza.

He also said he specifically chose the site, which was once a dirt lot, because he wanted to benefit the underserved community in North Las Vegas, as many residents had to drive at least 20 minutes to go the movies.

But the cinema is all part of a larger goal to spur development in downtown North Las Vegas.

Councilman Isaac Barron says he’s glad to see a family-friendly space where the community can gather.

“Economic development is the best tool for combatting crime and poverty,” Barron said.

In addition to showing everything mainstream theaters have, they also plan to showcase documentaries, international, and foreign language films.

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