Wednesday, January 18, 2017

THE WORLD PREMIERE OF 'GOLD' AT AMC LOEWS

Bryce Dallas Howard



Bryce Dallas Howard attended the GOLD World Premiere at AMC LOEWS Lincoln Square last night in New York City.


NEW YORK CITY LEGEND BIG APPLE CIRCUS AUCTION

Big Apple Circus




New York, NY - The Big Apple Circus, a New York and national cultural treasure for four decades, is soliciting bids for the sale of all or substantially all of its assets pursuant to bidding procedures approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The assets include all of the Circus' performance equipment and intellectual property, among other items. All interested buyers must submit bids by February 3, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). An auction to consider bulk bids to acquire substantially all of the Circus' assets will be held on February 7, 2017 and managed by Stampler Auctions.


The February 7 auction will be held at the New York offices of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, who are serving pro bono as the Big Apple Circus' legal counsel in the bankruptcy case. Details regarding the sale process, including bidding procedures and asset lists, can be found online at www.stamplerauctions.com. Any assets not purchased as a bulk lot through the February 7 auction will be sold through a subsequent public auction, if necessary.


"This court-ordered auction represents a great opportunity for a buyer to keep the mission and vision of the Big Apple Circus intact," said Harry Stampler, President and Chief Auctioneer of Stampler Auctions. "This is a well-known and valuable brand."


Will Maitland Weiss, Executive Director of the Big Apple Circus, said, "We are grateful to our board members, staff, artists, donors, audience members, and community partners who have stood by us and continued to offer their support to save the Circus. We hope to see a revived Big Apple Circus back under the Big Top to delight audiences of all ages, abilities, and income levels in the years to come."


About Big Apple Circus 


Conceived and founded by Paul Binder and Michael Christensen in 1977 as a nonprofit, leading presenter of live family entertainment, the Big Apple Circus is renowned for its performances and community programs. The circus engaged the communities it served through the joy and wonder of classic circus arts, creating direct, shared connections in hospitals, nursing homes, and schools in its NYC home and in cities across America.


About Stampler Auctions 


Stampler Auctions is a full service auction firm and has conducted business in over 30 states. Founded in New York in 1960 by Leonard Stampler, the company has been headquartered in South Florida since 1985 under the direction of Harry Stampler. Stampler focuses on commercial business liquidations of all types. Real estate and vehicle auctions are also handled by the firm.


Contact:
Harry Stampler, President
Stampler Auctions
954.921.8888 | 800.330.BIDS

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN TALKS TO 'THE VIEW'

Joe Biden On The View



The showed aired last week, but we think it was one of the best. Vice President Biden & Dr. Biden Joined Co-Hosts During Final Days in Office



Vice Pres. Joe Biden on Receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Relationship with Pres. Obama



"I don't think I did deserve that ... I had not the slightest idea," Biden said of receiving the highest civilian award in the United States.


"He's been extremely generous — he's become a great friend," Biden said of Pres. Obama. Biden also spoke about his relationship with the President: "It's grown in a way that is real, that is born out of this notion of trust and respect."


Vice Pres. Joe Biden Weighs in On President-Elect Trump


"I’m hoping that a lot of what Mr. Trump has said has been rhetorical so far...that he begins to understand the gravity and consequences of words," Biden said.



Biden also commented on Trump's criticism of U.S. intelligence agencies: "The crown jewel of American security is our intelligence community ... and to diss them, and dismiss them, it really plays into the hand of Russia.”


Vice Pres. Joe Biden on Hillary’s Election Loss, FBI Director James Comey



"I don't think anyone can say what cost Hillary the election," Biden said. "She had a plan, the problem was nobody heard it."


Joy Behar replied, "Because we were watching a reality show on the other end!"
"We were — that's the point, that's the point," Biden said.



Vice Pres. Joe Biden on Initiative to Cure Cancer, Late Son Beau’s Family, and Violence Against Women



"They're doing well — they still miss their daddy," Biden said of late son Beau's children. "One thing you can do is smother them with love and affection, make sure they know you're always there."



Biden discussed his passion for ending domestic violence:


"We can and are able to change the culture of America. No man has a right, under any circumstances ... to raise his hand to a woman! None! Zero!"
“Guys! It's on us! We have a moral obligation. We have an obligation to stand up. We have an obligation to speak out."





Dr. Jill Biden Joins Vice Pres. Biden to Talk Transition, Relationship With Vice Pres.-elect Mike Pence.

Biden commented on Pence and national security:


 "I am confident Mike Pence has a clear understanding of American foreign policy, [and] where the genuine threats are."

When asked about the Vice President running in 2020, Dr. Biden responded, "Talk to me!"


WATCH FULL SHOW HERE...


Photo Courtesy Of: The View / ABC Television 

VANESSA HUDGENS & ASHLEY TISDALE HUG DAYS

Vanessa Hudgens And Ashley Tisdale



Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale were seen gearing up for National Hug Day on January 21, after the High School Musical besties were seen cozying up with Care Bears' Bedtime Bear following the other night’s Lakers game.



Earlier this month, Care Bears TM announced a partnership with the world’s first cupcake bakery, Sprinkles, as part of the beloved brand’s 35th Anniversary celebration. From to Jan 25, Sprinkles will offer limited-edition Care Bears cupcakes and sweet surprises at all bakery locations nationwide. Follow #SprinkledWithCare and @CareBears and @Sprinkles to see how you can celebrate National Hug Day at your local Sprinkles store.


Photo Courtesy Of: Frances Duque / Gremly Media / Domain Intergrated

HIGH HEELED COUNTRY GIRL BRANDI GLANVILLE @ AOL

Brandi Glanville



Fashion Country Girl Brandi Glanville, was photographed at AOL BUILD yesterday in New York City. We could be guessing, but did she find a extra pair of High Heels?





SARAH PAULSON IN PURE NEW YORK CITY FASHION

Sarah Paulson



Sarah Paulson was in fashion while visiting The Late Show With Stephen Colbert yesterday in the Big Apple. Her outfit is so winter New York City. Love it!


CHRISSY TEIGEN & JOHN LEGEND @ AU FUDGE

Luna With Mom Chrissy Teigen



John Legend



Chrissy Teigen and daughter Luna were seen leaving Au Fudge restaurant in West Hollywood, California yesterday. Also spotted was singing legend, John Legend.


DOLLY PARTON & JANE FONDA TO GIVE LILY TOMLIN SAG

Dolly Parton




Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton will present the SAG Life Achievement Award to actor, comedian, writer, producer and all-round entertainment maverick Lily Tomlin during the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, Executive Producer Kathy Connell announced today. Tomlin's accepting SAG-AFTRA’s highest accolade from her two long-time friends, a trio beloved as the co-conspirators in the 1980 feminist revenge comedy hit 9 to 5, will be a highlight of the annual SAG Awards® ceremony, which will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 at 8 p.m. (ET), 5 p.m. (PT).


Lily Tomlin


A Friendship Forged in Film



9 to 5 is now number 74 on American Film Institute's list of "100 Funniest American Movies of All Time." When the film was shot, Fonda and Tomlin were friends who had already received numerous honors for their acting achievements. It was Parton’s first feature film role, but she was a veteran of live and television performances as herself, an award-winning musician and writer. She also wrote, performed and received dozens of awards for the movie’s title song.

The three legendary artists, each of whom has a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, have remained close friends since that catalyst film. Fonda and Tomlin joined forces again as stars and executive producers of the current Netflix series Grace and Frankie. The success of the show led to both being honored this year with Actor® nominations for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, along with Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominations for Tomlin. Grace and Frankie returns for its third season in May 2017




Jane Fonda



A two-time Best Actress Academy Award® winner (for Klute and Coming Home) and five-time nominee (for The Morning After, On Golden Pond, The China Syndrome, Julia and They Shoot Horses Don't They), Fonda was the 2014 recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award. Fonda was first honored with a SAG Award nomination in 2014 as a member of the motion picture cast of Lee Daniels' The Butler, in which she portrayed Nancy Reagan.

For three seasons, Fonda appeared as media mogul Leona Lansing in an Emmy-nominated performance in Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom, on HBO. More recently, she received a Golden Globe nomination for her stunning performance in Youth, written and directed by Paolo Sorrentino. Fonda is also known for revolutionizing the fitness industry with videos, books and audio recordings; her 1982 Jane Fonda’s Workout remains the top-grossing home video of all time.

For more information, visit janefonda.com as well as janefonda on Facebook, @janefonda on Twitter, and janefondatv on YouTube.



Dolly Parton



Dolly Parton’s multitude of accolades include a Kennedy Center Honor, eight Country Music Association Awards (including Female Vocalist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year), seven Grammy Awards, two Oscar nominations, three Golden Globe nominations, and being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Several of her awards honor the title song she wrote and recorded for the 9 to 5 soundtrack. Parton followed that hit film with starring roles in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982); Rhinestone (1984); Steel Magnolias (1989); and Straight Talk (1992). Most recently she starred in and executive produced Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love (2016) for NBC. Parton also released Pure & Simple, her seventh album to debut at No. 1, and The Complete Trio Collection, capping the popular series she shares with Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris.

Parton has the distinction of writing the only song to have topped the charts three times: "I Will Always Love You." She has taken more than 20 songs to No. 1, has written two successful books plus a cookbook, and has also launched and runs the non-profit Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, which provides children in participating communities in 44 states with a book each month from birth until age five.

For more information, visit dollyparton.com as well as @dollyparton on Instagram and her non-profit dollysimaginationlibrary on Facebook.




Lily Tomlin, 2016 SAG Life Achievement Award Recipient



Lily Tomlin – whose talents put her at the pinnacle of comedy, acting, writing and producing – has been named the 53rd recipient of SAG-AFTRA's highest tribute: the Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. The SAG Life Achievement Award is the latest in Tomlin's extraordinary collection of preeminent industry and public honors, which includes a 2014 Kennedy Center Award, the 2003 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, two Peabody Awards, multiple Emmys® (including this year's Lead Comedy Actress nomination), numerous American Comedy Awards, two Tony® Awards, a Grammy®, a Writers Guild of America Award, this year’s SAG Awards nomination, and both the Crystal Award and the Lucy Award from Women in Film. That Tomlin embodies the SAG Life Achievement Award’s "finest ideals of the acting profession" is amply celebrated by these and her numerous other professional and philanthropic commendations.

Tomlin has been a cherished star in the entertainment firmament since she joined the groundbreaking television series Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In in 1969, when it was rated the No. 1 show and watched by over 25 percent of all American television viewers. She and the colony of characters she created have continued to evolve, grow, deepen and adapt to this day, as Tomlin expresses her talents in nearly all forms of media.

Tomlin can currently be seen starring opposite fellow executive producer Jane Fonda in Grace and Frankie, in which two mismatched women become friends as they reinvent themselves after their husbands decide to marry each other.

Also visit lilytomlin.com.




About the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®



The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® presented by SAG-AFTRA with Screen Actors Guild Awards, LLC will be produced by Avalon Harbor Entertainment, Inc. and will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT). TBS and TNT subscribers can also watch the SAG Awards live through the networks' websites and mobile apps. In addition, TNT will present a primetime encore of the ceremony immediately following the live presentation.

One of the awards season’s premier events, the SAG Awards® annually celebrates the outstanding motion pictures and television performances from the previous calendar year. Of the top industry honors presented to actors, only the SAG Awards are selected entirely performers’ peers in SAG-AFTRA, which this year number 121,546. The SAG Awards was the first televised awards show to acknowledge the work of union members and the first to present awards to motion picture casts and television ensembles. For more information about the SAG Awards®, SAG-AFTRA, TNT and TBS, visit sagawards.org/about.



Friday, January 13, 2017

THE 15TH ANNUAL GEM AWARDS @ CIPRIANI 42ND

Jessica Hart



Jessica Hart looked stunning at the 15th Annual GEM Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street tonight in New York City.


'THE PRESENT' ON BROADWAY @ BARRYMORE THEATRE

Cate Blanchett




The Sydney Theatre Company production of THE PRESENT opens Sunday, January 8. Andrew Upton’s new adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s first play, Platonov, THE PRESENT is directed by John Crowley at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street) for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 19, 2017.



THE PRESENT features the Sydney Theatre Company cast of 13, each making their Broadway debut, including Cate Blanchett (Anna) and Richard Roxburgh (Mikhail), as well as Anna Bamford (Maria), Andrew Buchanan (Osip), David Downer (Yegor), Eamon Farren (Kirill), Martin Jacobs (Alexei), Brandon McClelland (Dimitri), Jacqueline McKenzie (Sophia), Marshall Napier (Ivan), Susan Prior (Sasha), Chris Ryan (Sergei) and Toby Schmitz (Nikolai).



Set and costume design for THE PRESENT is by Alice Babidge, with lighting design by Nick Schlieper. Stefan Gregory is Sound Designer and Composer.



THE PRESENT is produced on Broadway by Stuart Thompson, Sydney Theatre Company, Jon B. Platt, Scott M. Delman, Ruth Hendel, The Shubert Organization, Robert G. Bartner, John Gore and Jimter Productions LLC.



Variously known as Platonov, Wild Honey, Fatherlessness and The Disinherited, Anton Chekhov’s first play was not discovered until 1920, some 16 years after the playwright’s death. Andrew Upton’s adaptation is set post-Perestroika in the mid-1990s at an old country house where friends gather to celebrate the birthday of the independent but compromised widow Anna Petrovna (Blanchett). At the center is the acerbic and witty Platonov (Roxburgh) with his wife, his former students and friends and their partners. They may appear comfortable, but boiling away inside is a mess of unfinished, unresolved relationships, fuelled by twenty years of denial, regret and thwarted desire.



Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh previously appeared together on the New York stage in Sydney Theatre Company’s acclaimed production of Andrew Upton’s adaptation of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Additionally, Cate Blanchett appeared in New York in Sydney Theatre Company’s productions of Hedda Gabler, A Streetcar Named Desire and The Maids.



Andrew Upton was at the creative helm of Sydney Theatre Company (STC) for eight years from 2008-2015, the first five as co-Artistic Director alongside Cate Blanchett. During the Upton/Blanchett years, STC’s international touring profile increased with tours of Waiting for Godot to the UK, Gross und Klein (Big and Small) to the UK, France, Austria and Germany, both A Streetcar Named Desire and Uncle Vanya to Washington and New York and The Maids to New York. A History of Everything, commissioned by STC as a co-production with Belgian theatre company Onteroend Goed, has also had seasons in Chicago and in Belgium, Holland and the UK while Long Day's Journey into Night played in Portland, Oregon.



Australian critical reception for

 THE PRESENT.



“If you are lucky enough to be in Sydney, this is a night of theatre you can’t afford to miss,” noted Nancy Groves in The Guardian of “Andrew Upton’s masterful adaptation of Chekhov’s novice play. Their (Blanchett and Roxburgh) chemistry is electrifying as ever. Masterfully choreographed by director John Crowley.”