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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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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

Do Celebrity Casino Endorsements Matter?

The trend of celebrity endorsements is increasing for casino games like sbobet88. Some people like to see the face of their favorite stars appearing on the ads of the casinos. As every aspect of life has its own pros and cons, so this policy of endorsements has. One may wonder if this policy of advertisement attracts new gamblers, how it could have flaws. Even one ponder do Celebrity Casino Endorsements Matter? Some facts may be taken into consideration while discussing this matter.

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Music – Three Reasons To Go To A Music Festival

The choice to take your child to a music festival is an ongoing debate that provokes mixed views among parents. Although exposure to music is fantastic, navigating the big crowds with your little ones can often be daunting. Thinking that festivals are a unique space for families, primarily when geared towards the right audience like our Family Festival Sundays! Still, don’t believe? Below are the reasons why.

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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.

Universal Studio’s Halloween Horror Nights Gets – US

See what I did with that headline? I’m a genius.  It’s August so that means we’re due a bunch of announcements regarding Universal Studio’s annual Halloween Horror Nights festivities and houses. It’s one of the park’s biggest events of the year and they usually go all out. Their first announcement, at least that I’ve seen, is US is getting it’s own House. I lie, I believe I saw an announcement a few months back that Stranger Things and Ghostbusters is also getting houses this year. I’m not a huge fan of haunted houses because I’m a little scardy cat, but Universal Studios pulls out all the stops for this annual October event. Official press release is below.

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Universal’s Epic Adventure Theme Park Coming to Orlando in 2022!

Today, Universal Studios announced a brand new theme park is coming to Orlando in 2022. The announcement was about as bland as an announcement like this could be and there were no details. For the life of me can’t think of any Universal Studios Properties that could even make up a park like this. With that said, Universal Orlando is one of my favorite theme parks in the world and I will always prefer it over Disney World. I’m hopeful this park will be big, expansive and exciting.  The official press release is below.

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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.

Apollo 11 celebrates 50th anniversary with a red carpet event at the Rose Bowl

Charlie Duke (astronaut, Apollo 16), Buzz Aldrin (Astronaut, Apollo 11), Gerry Griffin (Apollo flight director)
In our modern age where one can barely make it an hour without his or her cell phone, it is amazing to think it has been 50 years since the first man stepped foot on the moon on July 20, 1969.  Prior to that, it was the stuff dreams were made of.  Last night, a VIP red carpet opening was carried out for the APOLLO 11: The Immersive Live Show at the all new custom built Lunar Dome at the Rose Bowl Stadium, the world’s largest touring venue.   The live play written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Scott Faris tells the story of the 400,000 individuals it took to accomplish this mission is told through the eyes of Ben, a retired NASA Aerospace Engineer, as he recounts those days to his granddaughter Sydney.  This celebration of one of mankind’s greatest achievements takes audiences of all ages on the ride of a lifetime and inspires future generations to imagine what comes next.

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