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Sunday, August 31, 2008
Take a day off.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Entertainers who had a chance to witness Barack Obama's presidential acceptance speech live in Denver on Thursday, August 28 discuss their feelings on camera below -
Friday, August 29, 2008
Sam Rockwell and author Chuck Palahniuk attend writer and director Clark Gregg's Choke screening and after-party by Radar magazine at Kingswood in New York City.
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Choke hits theaters on Friday, September 26, and click here for Choke trailer.
The Democratic National Convention ended yesterday (August 28) with Barack Obama accepting the presidential nomination from his party based on the promise of change, hope and America's participation. His acceptance falls on civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech's 45th anniversary, a befitting day. And even Obama's presidential opponent sent out a strategic, congratulatory message -
As promised, director Jason Stürmer will post his political columns and video blogs pertaining to the two major parties National Conventions soon. So stay tuned for that insightful commentary. To see detail photos on all fours days of DNC coverages, visit Newsday.com.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Olympian swimmer Michael PHelps will host the season premiere of Saturday Night Live with musical guest Lil Wayne, and he'll present at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, September 7.
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Last night, Tiger Woods and Micheal Phelps attend EA sports event in New York City.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I watched The Black List documentary last night after the Democratic National Convention coverage, and I thoroughly enjoyed it because the doc redefined what it means to be on the black list and illuminated contemporary, non-victim African-Americans and their experiences. The film was shot by cinematographer Graham Willoughby, and for once the array of dark skins are pristinely photographed as they popped onscreen like images from humanize coffee table books.
Catch The Black List on cable and dive right in.
The Black List screened at Sundance Film Festival (Spectrum) and South by Southwest Film Festival, and began airing on HBO & On-Demand last
Monday, August 25th.
Director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and writer Elvis Mitchell's The Black List presents miniportraits of 20 influential African Americans, ranging from artists to politicians to CEOs. Each share their individual experiences and viewpoints in regards to societal, familial and personal identity.
Don't miss The Black List on HBO and On-Demand. Mr. Mitchell and Greenfield-Sanders, where's volume 2.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Shane Alexander and his band - Chad Crawford (bass), Charlie Paxson (drums), Jebin Bruni (keyboards) & Billy Mohler (guitar) - are playing their last Los Angeles summer show with Chris Pierce tomorrow - Wednesday, August 27 @ 10pm - at the Hotel Cafe. Pierce is wrapping up his residency at the Hotel, where he's been taping his sets for a 'Live at the Hotel Cafe' album. So come out and see Shane's show.
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To befriend and stalk Shane Alexander and his band, visit their website and myspace, and to download their The Sky Below disc, hit up CD baby and iTunes.
The Hotel Cafe is located in the middle of Hollywood on Cahuenga Blvd, between Hollywood Blvd and Sunset Blvd. Cahuenga blvd is 3 blocks West of Vine Street.
1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Exit Cahunega Blvd from the 101 Freeway. Head South for a few blocks (past Hollywood Blvd) until you get to 1623. Parking is in the Alley just before.
The 65th Venice Film Festival kicks offs on Wednesday, August 27 at 7 p.m. with the Opening Ceremony, and George Clooney, Brad Pitt and his sons - Maddox & Thien - arrive in Venice, Italy to support their opening 'Coen Brothers' film - Burn After Reading.
To view Venice Film Festival line-up, visit labiennale.org.
The festival ends on Saturday 6th of September 2008.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Congratulation to the cast and crew of the Kiss for taking home 3 awards including Best Horror Film of 2008 at the West Hollywood International Film Festival. Director Scott Madden's the Kiss is about a vampire that is revived from almost eternal death by an out cast high school skater-boy changing his life FOREVER because now he can't DIE.
A warm kudos to RR friend and award winning actor Vincent Rivera for his performance in the Kiss, and you can click below to view the trailer. Enjoy!
the Kiss is produced by Ron Feuer and executive produced by Robbie Gillman.
It's finally here, I've been blogging about vignettes feature film - New York, I Love You - since their location shooting in NYC, and now the trailer is here. Enjoy, and watch Paris, Je T'aime feature as well on DVD.
New York, I Love You is a collective work of twelve short films shot by renowned international directors in each of the city's five boroughs, with the theme of finding love being interwoven between each of the five minute stories.
The vignettes are directed by Allen Hughes, Shekhar Kapur, Joshua Marston, Mira Nair, Brett Ratner, Fatih Akin, Scarlett Johansson, Ivan Attal, Natalie Portman, Shunji Iwai, Jiang Wen and Andrei Zvyagintsev.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Madonna opened her worldwide Sticky & Sweet Tour at the Millennium Stadium on in Cardiff, Wales. And Kanye West, Britney Spears and Pharrell Williams made video appearances. Enjoy the pix below -
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Saturday, August 23, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Directors Aaron Rose and Joshua Leonard's do-it-yourself feauture film documentary explores the spirit behind an influential cultural movement of a generation. In the early 1990's a loose-knit group of like minded outsiders found common ground at a little NYC storefront gallery. Rooted in the DIY (do-it-yourself) subcultures of skateboarding, surf, punk, hip hop and graffiti, they made art that reflected the lifestyles they led. Developing their craft with almost no influence from the "establishment" art world, this group, and the subcultures they sprang from, have now become a movement that has been transforming pop culture.
Beautiful Loser rolled out on Friday, September 8th in Los Angeles and New York, but should hit other major cities soon. Artists Shepard Fairey, Harmony Korine, Mike Mills, Geoff McFetridge, Thomas Campbell, Jo Jackson, Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Barry McGee, Stephen Powers, Aaron Rose and Ed Templeton appear the documentary.
Posted: Mike Mills
The Stand Up To Cancer funding raising telecast airs on ABC, NBC and CBS on Friday, September 5 @ 8pm (Eastern Time) for 1-hour simultaneous and commerical-free with artists and celebrities standing up against cancer. And you can watch the public service announcement spot below -
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Death Race's cast Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson and Natalie Martinez visit MTV's TRL to promote their ultraviolent race film - Death Race at MTV Studios in New York City. The film is directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and co-stars Joan Allen and Ian McShane.
Jesse McCartney, Danity Kane and Donnie Klang stopped by MTV's TRL as well.
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Death Race hits theater on Friday, August 22.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I finally saw 21 on DVD last weekend thanks to Cheryl & Christie Cheng, and director Robert Luketic's opening crane shot of actor Jim Sturgess riding his bicycle from MIT to Harvard Medical School had Peter, Bjorn & John's Young Folks track playing. So enjoy the music vid below -
The Cheetah Girls singers Adrienne Bailon, Sabrina Bryan and Kiely Williams promote their new Disney Channel movie The Cheetah Girls One World's soundtrack disc at Virgin Megastore in Times Square in New York City.
In the 90 minutes family movie, The Cheetah Girls travel to India to star in a Bollywood movie. Once they get there, they discover that they will have to compete against each other for a role in the movie. Will the Cheetah's break up again?
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One World is written by Deborah Gregory, produced by Mitch Engel & Debra Martin Chase, and directed by Paul Hoen.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
The eight-times Olympian swimmer Michael Phelps re-creates seven-times Mark Spitz's 1972 picture for Sports Illustrated's August 26's historical cover.
On if Phelps will don the sports-favored Wheaties cereal box: It's going to be Kellogg's says Peter Carlisle (Phelps' Agent).
And Kellogg's confirmed to Access Hollywood that Phelps will appear on their Kellogg's Corn Flakes and Kellogg's Frosted Flakes. Phelps Kellogg's boxes arrive in stores in September 2008.
Phelps-smiling Sport Illustrated issue hits newsstands tomorrow.
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I rarely watch NBC's Today show, but I'm glued to Olympics coverages on NBC. As I was putting on my shoes and heading out this morning, I decided to see what's going on with the Olympics, only to find laugh-out-loud Matt Lauer and Al Roker training to be male tandem rhythmic gymnasts and then performing their routine to Gary Wright's Dream Weaver. Look out for Newsman Brian Williams cameo as well.
See the funny clip below - enjoy!
Monday, August 18, 2008
Jessica Alba, Zac Efron, and Ashley Tisday present, and Jorge Garcia and Ugly Betty cast walked away winners at the ALMA Awards hosted by Eva Longaria-Parker in Pasadena, California.
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