Photo Credit: FameFlynet Pictures; Keleigh Sperry and Jessica Szohr
I had high hopes for “War Dogs,” which goes into wide release later this weekend, but after reading a few reviews, I’m left somewhat disappointed. It appears expectations were high when you consider Jonah Hill’s hot-streak over the past few years, so the film might not exactly be a home run at the box-office, but considering the $50 million budget, it doesn’t need to be in order to make a decent return.
This alleged comedy becomes such a drag that you find yourself noticing the exceedingly lazy song choices (between “War Dogs” and “Suicide Squad,” it’s clear someone at Warner Bros. is listening to too much oldies FM) and the lackadaisical cinematography (by Lawrence Sher, also of the “Hangover” films) that makes Miami Beach in the summer look as murky as January in Albania.
Check the plot & trailer below:
Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America’s allies in Afghanistan. IMDb
Photo Credit: FameFlynet Pictures; Bradley Cooper, Miles Teller, Jonah Hill and Todd Phillips
Here are Dominique Piek, Jessica Perez, and Jessica Szohr at the New York premiere of “Club Life”. Jessica Szohr stars in the film along with Jay R. Ferguson, Jerry Ferrara, and Robert Davi. The film is about a night club promoter tries to make a name for himself in New York City.
Top Row: Greer Grammer, Taylor Swift, Hannah Stocking
Bottom Row: Ariel Winter, Anna Camp, Jessica Szohr
Celebrities attended the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in L.A. Hosted by Jamie Foxx, the show was broadcasted live on NBC with performances by Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Hudson, Rihanna, Sam Smith, Kelly Clarkson and Madonna with Taylor Swift on guitar, to name a few. Those honored included Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj, and Justin Timberlake, who was presented the iHeartRadio Innovator Award. Visit iHeart for complete coverage.
The 3rd Annual Noble Awards were held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. Per The Noble Awards website, The Noble Awards were established to honor the work of humanitarians for the positive impact that they have made on our world. The annual awards ceremony is produced on behalf of the 501 C3 non-profit Celebrity Charity Awards Corporation and it is their hope to inspire more people to become involved in the NOBLE act of giving. The mission of the Noble Awards is to provide the needed awareness for the many organizations and unify the efforts of celebrities, philanthropists, media outlets, and everyday citizens to coalesce around social change, becoming a catalyst for peace and service. “Every person has the capacity to change the world and affect the lives of those around them, but it takes a truly NOBLE heart to do so”. Each year, 10 Noble Awards are handed out to Celebrities and Entertainment Executives who have made an impact on society.
Award season is upon us and to kick it off Audi celebrated Golden Globes Week 2015 at Cecconi’s Restaurant in L.A. The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards will broadcast live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on January 11. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler serve as co-hosts one final time. “Birdman” leads the way with 7 nominations followed by 5 a piece for “Boyhood” and “The Imitation Game”. Visit the Golden Globes website for more information.
Samsung Hope For Children Gala held at Cipriani Wall St. in New York City. The annual event, now in its 14th year, raises money for the organization’s mission, creating “smarter, healthier and more sustainable lives” for kids. Per the Samsung website, “Samsung is dedicated to helping people discover a world of possibilities by offering products and technology that inspire passion and provide what they expect as well as what they never dreamed was possible.”
Pictured: Jessica Szohr, Kat Graham, Laura Prepon, Sarah Hyland, Vanessa Lachey
Variety & Women In Film’s Pre-Emmy Event presented by Yoplait Greek was held at Scarpetta at Montage in Beverly Hills. The annual event celebrated the female nominees of the Primetime Emmy Awards. As you’ve probably already read many times, the award show took place at Nokia Theatre and was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. HBO lead the way in nominations and took home 3 awards for Behind the Candelabra while Veep, Modern Family, Breaking Bad, Homeland, and The Colbert Report all took home 2 awards each. Check out a full list of winners and nominees and be sure to look at all your favorite red carpet fashions in our 65th Primetime Emmy Awards coverage. Visit Women in Film to learn more about the organiation and how you can join.
The Discover Many Hopes Charity Event was held at the Altman Building in New York City. Many Hopes was founded by Thomas Keown and the event is to help raise awareness of child exploitation in Kenya. Hosted by Jessica Stam, Jessica Szohr, and Zachary Levi, the event included a presentation, silent auction, and performances by Chloe Flower and Leela James, DJ The Jane Doze and Dj Zeke. For more information and to learn how you can get involved, visit Many Hopes.
Pictured: Jessica Szohr, Taylor Swift, Dita Von Teese
The Fragrance Foundation’s 2013 FiFi Awards took place last night in New York City. Considered the “Oscars” of the fragrance industry, categories included the Fragrance of the Year, Fragrance Hall of Fame, Packaing of the Year, and Perfume Extraordinaire. Taylor Swift took the time to walk the red carpet in Emilio Pucci taking home the award for Fragrance Celebrity of the Year Award. Check out more information from The Fragrance Foundation.
The Samsung Hope For Children Gala took place at Cipriani Wall Street in NYC. The event honored Tony Bennett and John Legend, raising $1.5 million to benefit children’s health, education and sustainability programs. Also in attendance were the likes of Chelsea Clinton, Drew Brees, Jimmie Johnson, Boomer Esiason, Robin Thicke, Rob Thomas, Estelle and host Sherri Shepherd. In addition there were special performances by Matchbox Twenty, Robin Thicke and Estelle. Tim Baxter, president of Samsung Electronics America, presented the Samsung Hope for Children Ambassador Award to John Legend for his work with the Show Me Campaign. For more information, visit Samsung Hope For Children.