Over the past 30 years Red Nose Day has been the #1 television fundraising event in the U.K. raising money and awareness for children in need. Thursday May 21st at 8 p.m. EDT on NBC in a star-studded three-hour event it’s crossing the pond to take over America!
Recently I sat down with funny man Jack Black to discuss his involvement with the Red Nose Day event and what he learned through his trip to Uganda where he experienced first hand the dire conditions many families are struggling to survive in. Along with Jack we spoke with Oscar nominee and Emmy Award-winning writer-director-producer Richard Curtis (“Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Bridget Jones Diary,” “Notting Hill”) who created Red Nose Day back in 1985 to shed light on the devastating effects poverty has on children and their families and hopefully lead the way to make a positive change.
As loathe as I am to plug any of far, far too many music awards shows, The 2014 American Music Awards® has piqued my interest by garnering a performance from Lorde. The Kiwi artist writes impressive tunes and performs them in a way that reminds of Joe Cocker, though more subdued – and her vocal abilities are very different.
It’s just a shame that the announcement of Lorde’s performance had to include the appearance of the insipid One Direction.
The 2014 American Music Award® will be broadcast live on Sunday, November 23rd. I will be paying attention for about four, or five, minutes.
America’s teens cast 164 million votes for this Teen Choice 2014 – which may have been the second biggest surprise of the evening (The Other Woman for Teen Choice Comedy Movie? Really?), or maybe third biggest (Choice Movie Villain Donald Sutherland, above, bearing gifts from Panem!). Most of the rest of the evening was pretty much expected: Pretty Little Liars and The Vampire Diaries dominated the TV awards; Divergent, The Fault In Our Stars and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire dominated movies.
Also as usual, the Teen Choice Award show was less boring than most other award shows – except for the one with the Green Slime – and crammed in more awards than any two other awards shows. For a complete list of winners, follow the jump.
SNL has announced the hosts and musical guests for its final three episodes of 2013: December 7, Paul Rudd/One direction; December 14 – John Goodman/Kings of Leon; December 21 – Jimmy Fallon/Justin Timberlake. That sounds like a pretty big finish to me.
Every once in awhile I have to post something just because I like the PR Rep. I will never admit to liking One Direction – it’s not fashionable, I’m all about fashion and being “trendy.” Anywho, the folks at Yahoo have the exclusive Red Carpet access at tonight’s UK Premiere for One Direction’s new concert movie One Direction: This is Us. The Movie hits US theaters August 30th. You can watch the live stream right here (Tues 8/20 at 12pm EST)! That’s right, just hit the more button and get your One Direction goodness on. I feel like they love me, even though they don’t know who I am.
ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US is a captivating and intimate all-access look at life on the road for the global music phenomenon. Weavedwith stunning live concert footage, this inspiring feature film tells the remarkable story of Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis’ meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London’s famed O2 Arena. Hear it from the boys themselves and see through their own eyes what it’s really like to be One Direction. One Direction: This Is Us will be released in theaters worldwide, beginning August 23 in the UK, followed by August 30 in the US Directed by Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) and produced by Simon Cowell, Adam Milano, Spurlock and Ben Winston.