The Art of Elysium’s 7th Annual HEAVEN Gala presented by Mercedes-Benz took place at Guerin Pavilion at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The event was designed by songwriter Linda Perry to express her view of heaven, and it honored actress Ali Larter and comedian Hayes MacArthur for their contributions to the charity, which brings creative arts to ill children. The evening included a performance by Micah Sheiner on Tibetan Bowls and Gingger Shankar on tabla and Sitar. In addition, guests were treated to a fashion show featuring the Marc Jacobs Resort 2014 collection. To learn more visit The Art of Elysium website.
Damn, talk about coming out of left field! When you think about Anna Kendrick, the last thing that comes to mind is Anna wearing an inviting bra showcasing her motorboat-friendly rack while she makes love to you with her eyes. I gotta admit, like countless other people, I absolutely loved Anna in ‘Up In The Air’ and know she’s gonna do amazing things in Hollywood. The fact that she might also allow Hollywood to use her as a sex object is definitely an added plus. OW!
Anyway, Anna’s currently making the rounds doing promotional work for her new film ‘Drinking Buddies‘. In that effort she sat down with Vulture for an interview in which she revealed, among other things, how it felt to get drunk set for the first time.
During a scene at the bar, they gave me fake beer, but then during a scene where I’m playing cards with Jake, they gave me real beer, and I didn’t realize it! And so every time I lost, I was pounding beer, and I didn’t realize it was real until halfway through the take. I was like, I’m super drunk right now! And so as soon as the take was over, I had to announce to everybody that I was drunk at work. I was horrified by the idea that I was going to be the next troublesome star who got drunk and started flipping over tables or whatever. I just tried to sit quietly until I sobered up.
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The SeeByChloe Spring ’14 Presentation was held at Industria Superstudio in New York City. Anna Kendrick and Olivia Palermo were also joined by Leigh Lezark and Monica Chiang where they checked out the upcoming collection for Chloe’s “See by Chloe”. You can still check out See by Chloe Fall 2013 collection online.
Pictured: Anna Kendrick, Emmy Rossum, Victoria Justice, Jojo, Nikki Reed
Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience” album release party hosted by Target and Clear Channel at took place last night at the El Rey Theatre. This is JT’s third studio album and you’ve probably heard “Suit & Tie” 100s of times already and the second single “Mirrors” is probably going that route too. So apparently there’ll be a “second half” of “The 20/20 Experience” set to be released in November so basically fans will have to buy a second album to truly get that JT 20/20 experience; all a marketing ploy in our opinion. Why not just put out one double album? Anyway, used copies are already available on Amazon if you haven’t already (illegally) downloaded your copy already.
Pictured: Anna Kendrick & Olivia Wilde at “Drinking Buddies”, Olivia Wile at “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone”
Anna Kendrick and Olivia Wilde made apperances while attending SXSW 2013 in Austin. Anna and Olivia star with Jake Johnson and Ron Livingston in Drinking Buddies, basically is a comedy about co-workers at a Chicago brewery that like each other but are in relationships. Olivia stars with Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, and Jim Carrey in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. The film opens this Friday, March 15th, and is based on a story by Chad Kultgen & Tyler Mitchell, and Daley & Goldstein. For more info, visit The Incredible Burt Wonderstone official website.
Burt Wonderstone (Carell) and Anton Marvelton (Buscemi) are a successful magic act in Las Vegas. Their partnership comes to an end when Anton is injured by Burt during their hotbox trick, and Anton moves to the Far East. When Burt is overshadowed by popular street magician Steve Gray (Carrey), he must convince Anton to return to the act to regain his standing by all means necessary. [Wiki]
Katy Perry and Audi of America were honored ast Trevor Heroes at the “Trevor Live” at the Hollywood Palladium. Billed as an evening of comedy and music, the event included performances by Anna Kendrick, Naya Rivera, Jessica Sanchez, and Kristin Chenoweth. For more info, visit The Trevor Project website. The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.
The 2013 Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Ceremony was held at the W Hollywood featuring Anna Kendrick, Zoe Saldana, and Common. Obviously you see that Common didn’t make the cut for our coverage. Amongst the nominees is Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in the Best Female Lead and Best Male Lead categories, along with their film Silver Linings Playbook nominated for Best Feature. The show will air on February 23rd, 2013, at 10pm on IFC. For more info, including a list of all the nominees, visit the Spirit Awards 2013 website.