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This Sunday, over 3,000 dolled-up guests will traverse 500 feet of red carpet on their path into the 87th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre (where it’ll be hosted for the 14th time). But before they reach for that first glass of Piper-Heidsieck brut during the ritzy Oscar cocktail hour, a series of events, benefits, award shows and gifting suites will properly launch the festivities. Here’s where the industry’s brightest will be primping, prepping, donating and gallivanting in the days leading up to Hollywood’s biggest night.
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Where: L.A. SAG-aftra office, 11 a.m.
Why you don’t want to miss it: Industry vets will examine the evolution of black male characters throughout film history and »
- Jasmin Rosemberg
Excellent news for Red Reddington converts: NBC has picked up The Blacklist for a third season. The second place network also continues to believe in Dick Wolf's cop drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: the Mariska Hargitay starrer earned an incredible 17th season renewal. (Though it's still shy of what the mothership accomplished. Law & Order made it to 20 seasons.) Grimm will also be back for a fifth season, Chicago Fire for a fourth, and Chicago P.D. for a third, NBC announced Thursday. The jury is still out on a few new dramas, however. NBC has yet to decide »
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Sundance: Hot on the heels of the event cinema fund launched by Tugg and New Balloon, Indiegogo and Vimeo have announced a distribution partnership. Separately, Vertical has acquired Dial A Prayer and Gravitas Ventures has picked up Any Day.
The content grab for Vimeo sees it become the preferred platform for films that Indiegogo back and gain exclusive distribution rights on Vimeo On Demand to select titles it supports via a new fund.
Indiegogo will also join the fledgling Vimeo On Demand Publisher Network and will embed a dedicated VOD storefront on its site featuring titles available for purchase.
Vimeo will also create a dedicated Indiegogo VOD home on Vimeo featuring a carousel of curated titles from the crowdfunder.
The venture launches with Malcom Carter’s documentary Connected Universe.
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The Rustam Branaman film will be released theatrically on May 1
Vian McLean (Bean) is an ex-fighter who is filled with resentment. He killed a man with his bare hands and has just spent the last 12 years in prison for the crime. Upon his release, he stays with his sister Bethley (Walsh) and her son Jimmy, who looks up to his uncle as the greatest man he has ever known.
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- Linda Ge
Bean plays an ex-fighter who has just been released from prison. Walsh plays his sister and Longoria stars as a woman trying to help him get his life back on track.
The deal was negotiated by Nolan Gallagher for Gravitas and CAA on behalf of Jaguar Entertainment, which financed the project.
- Brent Lang
Episodes: 13 (half-hour)
TV show dates: October 2, 2014 -- January 22, 2015
Series status: Cancelled
TV show description:
This comedy series revolves around Judge Rebecca Wright (Kate Walsh) of the Los Angeles County Circuit Court. She's tough-as-nails and one of La's most respected criminal court judges. She has a reputation for unorthodox behavior in the courtroom, including creative rulings and saying exactly what's on her mind.
At a female-empowering fete, award-winning actresses, directors and their dates gathered to honor groundbreaking performances at Elle Magazine’s Women in Television dinner at Sunset Tower on Tuesday night. The eclectic group of 125 well-heeled attendees ranged from Globe-winning director and producer Jill Soloway (“Transparent”) to 14-year-old actress Yara Shahidi (“Blacklist”), the youngest lady in the room, who found her company to be “surreal.”
“It’s so cool that all women in TV are getting to celebrate together. It’s not a competition, it’s a celebration,” said Soloway, who recently gave Amazon Studios much to celebrate by taking home the first (and second) Golden Globe ever for the online streaming service.
Soloway said she is friendly with all of the women who were in her Globes category — so much so, that they even compared fashion choices. “Weeks leading up to [the Globes], we were all texting each other about what we were wearing, »
- Lisa Schulz
It was all about celebrating today's strong, complex female television characters at Elle magazine's annual Women in Television event in La on Tuesday night. Small-screen stars like Lena Dunham, Nina Dobrev, Gabrielle Union, Jaime King, and Tracee Ellis Ross all gathered at Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood for dinner, drinks, and inspiring speeches. Director-producer Shonda Rhimes had the company of her show's stars, including former Grey's Anatomy actress Kate Walsh and current Scandal star Katie Lowes; also on hand for the event - and sweetly sticking close together - were Modern Family's Sarah Hyland and her onscreen mom Julie Bowen. Jenna Dewan followed up her fun night at the Golden Globes at the party and was decked out in a low-cut gold dress. See even more of the night's gorgeous guests - including Bella Thorne, Keke Palmer, and Sarah Paulson - when you keep reading. »
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler didn't just host an amazing Golden Globes last night, the funnyladies also hosted their annual after-party sponsored by Ketel One Vodka! After Sunday night's awards show, Poehler and Fey were joined by some of their closest A-list friends for a bash at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood. Celebs like Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth, Elizabeth Banks, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, Amy Adams, Bill Murray, Rita Ora, Keira Knightely, Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Julianne Moore, Jon Hamm, Aubrey Plaza, Aziz Ansari, Juno Temple, Kate Walsh, Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Page and Michelle Monaghan were all in attendance at the star-studded party, which helped raise money for the World »
Steve Tisch talking Super Bowl contenders on the balcony… Amy Adams and Reese Witherspoon huddled in the hallway as a two-woman tag team …“Captain America” Chris Evans facing down “Superman” Henry Cavill … Cara Delevingne taking polaroid selfies … Roger Friedman acknowledging his buzzy Phylicia Rashad “Cosby” defense interview … Miles Teller and Robert Duvall having an inter-generational chat by the fireplace … and some actual firemen searching the penthouse (cue the “this party was hot” pun disaster) were just some of W Magazine’s Best Performances from its party at the Chateau Marmont on Thursday night.
Also read: Golden Globes Predictions: Who Will Win, »
- Mikey Glazer
A candy-covered frock, crazy cutouts and out-of-control cleavage -- the stars are rocking all the wrong trends this week! Kate Walsh raised some eyebrows when she hit the red carpet at Audi's Golden Globes pre-party in Los Angeles on Thursday night. The "Bad Judge" made a "bad" fashion choice when she picked this red Rubin Singer strapless dress -- it looked like she was wearing melted red plastic poured into an hourglass mold. That can't be comfortable, right?! Paula Patton missed the mark at W magazine's pre-Globes bash, sporting a matronly Lbd with a white collar and cutouts along her chest. We have to admit, this basic black dress is a vast improvement to last year's Golden Globes gown! Meanwhile, Cara Delevingne made quite an impression at the W mag event, showing off some serious cleavage in a very short white dress with sheer mesh paneling. A super-short hemline and »
- tooFab Staff
Kate Walsh had a long run playing Addison Montgomery, first on Grey's Anatomy and then on Private Practice. Will her Bad Judge TV show last as long on NBC or will it be cancelled after one short season? Stay tuned.
Bad Judge follows Rebecca Wright (Walsh), an unorthodox judge of the Los Angeles County Circuit Court. She's tough-as-nails and one of La's most respected criminal court judges but has a truly wild lifestyle in her off hours. The rest of the cast includes Tone Bell, Ryan Hansen, John Ducey, and Miguel Sandoval.
12 items from 2015
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