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‘The Brink’ is an upcoming dark comedy created by former ‘Weeds’ writers Roberto and Kim Benabib set to premiere on June 21. The party celebrating the new series was held last night at Paramount Studios in Hollywood. Check out previews & photos on the show’s official website.
According to the show’s Wiki page, it appears the first season will focus on a “geopolitical crisis in Pakistan. The show was conceived that each season will follow a different crisis somewhere in the world involving the same main characters.” From IMDb: “Top U.S. government and military scramble to prevent World War 3 from happening amidst the chaos of a geopolitical crisis.” A few of the big names in the cast include Tim Robbins, Jack Black, Aasif Mandvi, Carla Gugino, and Jaimie Alexander.
Photo Credit: Pacific Coast News; Pictured: Melanie Kannokada, Maribeth Monroe and Carla Gugino
Pictured: Maggie Grace, Laura Osnes, Hilaria Thomas, Carla Gugino
The Roundabout Theatre Company’s Spring Gala was held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City last night. The event benefited The Roundabout Theatre Company’s Musical Theatre Fund and Education programs. Hosted by Alan Cumming, the gala recognized Artistic Director Todd Haimes and featured a performance by Laura Benanti, Stephanie J. Block, Jane Krakowski and Laura Osnes directed by Lonny Price singing songs from Roundabout musicals. For more info, visit the Roundabout Theater website.
Pictured: Carla Gugino, Kate Mara, Rooney Mara, Taylor Schilling
House Of Cards is the upcoming series that will air on the Netflix streaming channel. It’s an adaptation of the BBC mini-series. The series stars Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, and Kate Mara. The first season will premiere on February 1, 2013. For more info, visit House of Cards official website.
The series will be set in modern times against the backdrop of electoral politics. It will feature Kevin Spacey as the main character. He will be playing Rep. Frank Underwood, a ruthless politician with his eye on the top job in Washington. [Wiki]
Pictured: Anja Rubik, Carla Gugino, Liv Tyler, Kiera Chaplin, Olivia Wilde, Uma Thurman, Zoe Kravitz
Django Unchained is the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington and Samuel L. Jackson. The film opens Christmas Day with music by Rick Ross and John Legend. For more info, visit the Django Unchained official website.
Django (Jamie Foxx) is a slave living in the Deep South after having been separated from his wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington). When Django is held for a slave auction, Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), a German bounty hunter who uses his former profession as a dentist as a cover, frees Django from his vicious masters, the Speck brothers (James Remar and James Russo), and gives him the option of helping him hunt down and kill the Brittle Brothers, a ruthless gang of killers whom only Django has seen. In return, Schultz will free Django from slavery completely and help find and rescue Broomhilda from the brutal but charming Francophile Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), who owns Candyland, a plantation where male slaves are trained to fight for sport and female slaves are forced into prostitution. [Wiki]
The 22nd Annual Environmental Media Awards took place at the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank. Organized by the Environmental Media Association honor for programs that raise awareness about environmental issues. Hosted by Malin Akerman, amongst the winners were Dr. Suess’ The Lorax, HBO’s Veep, and Disney’s Handy Mandy. Jessica Alba and Ian Somerhalder were also recognized for their environmental contributions. For more info, visit the EMA website.
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Pictured: Carla Gugino at USA Network’s Political Animals and Denise Richards at Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection premieres in NYC. Mariah Carey at the Dorchester Hotel in London. Sharni Vinson at John Richmond Show during Milan Fashion Week.
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Pictured: Carla Gugino, Genevieve Morton, Helena Christensen, Jessica White
The New York Academy of Art 2012 Tribeca Ball honored Robert DeNiro last night. Aside from that there’s not much else to report on the event. Basically celebs got together to drink champagne and look at donated artwork. Here’s just a few of the red carpet fashions as we didn’t bother to post everyone. More info (not really) at the New York Academy of Art official website.
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Pictured: Naomi Watts, Nora Zehetner, Padma Lakshmi, Paz De La Huerta
The L.A. premiere of New Year’s Eve brought out practically all of the cast, including the whole “Lea Michele and Ashton Kutcher” rumors along with Sofia Vergara, Katherine Heigl/Josh Kelley, Fergie/Josh Duhamel, and the rest of the ladies that hit the red carpet. The NYC premiere wasn’t as star-studded as we also intentioanlly left out one of the many stars of the film, Sarah Jessica Parker. Anyways, as you already know the movie revolves around New Year’s Eve in NYC. Check it out in theaters on December 9th. For more info, visit the New Year’s Eve official website.
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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is based on the novel by the same name by Lisa See. It stars Li Bingbing as Nina/Lily and Hugh Jackman as Arthur. Look for it in theaters this Friday. For more information, visit the Snow Flower and the Secret Fan official website.
The movie begins in the 19th century in China, with two girls named Snow Flower (Jennifer Lim) and Lily (Christina Y. Jun) who bond together for eternity. They are isolated by their families and communicate by writing in a secret language. Then, in the present day of Shanghai, they struggle with the intimacy of their own childhood friendship. Then, they must understand the story such as ancestral connection, hidden from them in the folds of the antique white silk fan, or losing one. [Wiki]