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Spotlight: AIDS Life's Celebrity Supporters

AIDS Life was founded in 1992 to raise funds to support HIV+ and people living with AIDS. The annual Life Ball is the organisation’s main source of income.

It also promotes awareness and public consciousness about AIDS.

Celebrity supporters

AIDS Life has 47 known supporters, including Elton John, Bill Clinton, and Sharon Stone

Areas of work AIDS & HIV Read more about AIDS Life's work and celebrity supporters. Related articles Celebrities Land On Planet Life BallKaty Perry To Headline Life BallStars Attend Life Ball For AIDS In AustriaBill Clinton And Whoopi Goldberg To Attend 2010 AIDS Life BallRicky Martin To Perform At Life Ball In Vienna

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Comedy Store Co-Founder, Sammy Shore, Dead at 92

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Comedy Store Co-Founder, Sammy Shore, Dead at 92
Sammy Shore -- the Comedy Store co-founder and the father of actor Pauly Shore -- has died, according to his longtime club. The veteran comedian passed away peacefully at his Las Vegas home surrounded by friends and family, per a Facebook post from the Comedy Store itself. The company says he died of natural causes. Sammy was doing comedy as recently as his 90th birthday!!! Where else would he rather celebrate than his own place of business?
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Lagff’s 2019 Lineup Includes Olympia Dukakis Documentary

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Lagff’s 2019 Lineup Includes Olympia Dukakis Documentary
The documentary “Olympia,” a revealing look at the life and career of Academy Award-winning actress Olympia Dukakis, will join the other films screening at the 13th annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, which will take place at UCLA and at Hollywood’s Egyptian Theatre on June 3-9.

The event will kick off June 3 at the UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center with the U.S. premiere of “The Right Pocket of the Robe,” the feature directorial debut of Yiannis Lapatas, a portrait of loss and loneliness that premiered the Thessaloniki International Film Festival.

Opening night will take place on June 5 at the Egyptian with the North American premiere of “Meltem,” a film by another first-time feature helmer, Basile Doganis, who has previously screened several shorts at Lagff. It stars Daphne Patakia as a woman whose life takes a new turn when she returns to her late mother’s home on Lesbos.
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Tribeca Film Review: ‘Waldo on Weed’

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Tribeca Film Review: ‘Waldo on Weed’
Parents would naturally do just about anything to save their children’s lives. That’s precisely what Brian and Danielle Dwyer did in 2014, when their son Waldo was diagnosed with a rare form of eye cancer, and they chose to complement his chemotherapy with medicinal cannabis oil. “Waldo on Weed,” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, will no doubt strike a chord with those who are pot-inclined. More than the film’s activist message, however, it’s writer-director Tommy Avallone’s portrait of whatever-it-takes parental risk and sacrifice that will help it resonate with audiences no matter their views on marijuana.

Born a whopping 13 lbs, 8.5 oz, the enormously named Waldo James Mysterious Dwyer was your typical adorable infant until, at six months, he received his dire diagnosis and was put on a chemotherapy regimen that made him sick and miserable. Luckily for Waldo, however, dad Brian — the gregarious owner of a Philadelphia pizza shop,
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Netflix Acquires Kids’ Educational Programming Brand StoryBots

Netflix has acquired the intellectual property (IP) behind its Emmy-winning children’s series Ask the StoryBots. It previously co-produced the series with StoryBots creator and owner JibJab Bros. Studios, but with this new deal, it now owns rights to everything concerning the educational StoryBots characters.

Those characters were originally developed by siblings Gregg and Evan Spiridellis, the founders of JibJab Bros. Studios. JibJab debuted the characters back in 2012 with a website and a dedicated YouTube channel, where they have 611,000 subscribers and still upload short kid-oriented clips and songs about things like the wonders of the solar system, emotions, and dinosaurs.

In 2016, after finding an audience for StoryBots on YouTube, JibJab Bros. signed a deal with Netflix to produce a StoryBots series. Netflix has since offered up two animated seasons of Ask the StoryBots. The series has won five Emmys and brought in high-profile guest stars like Whoopi Goldberg, Wanda Sykes,
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‘StoryBots’ Property Acquired By Netflix, Plans To Expand Brand’s Universe

StoryBots, the Emmy-winning children’s media brand created by Gregg and Evan Spiridellis, has been acquired by Netflix. The overall deal terms were not disclosed, but the announcement indicated plans to significantly expand the brand and build on the characters in the educational content.

Ask The StoryBots is a Netflix original animated series that started streaming in 2016. During that time, it has grown its audience significantly year over year. The series makes use of multiple formats, including 3D, 2D, claymation, stop motion, and live action, and has featured such stars as Snoop Dogg, Edward Norton, Whoopi Goldberg, and Wanda Sykes, Ask The StoryBots answers such questions as, “Why is the sky blue?” and “How does night happen?”

Season three of Ask The StoryBots launches on Netflix this fall, with Netflix and the Spiridellis brothers planning to produce more StoryBots original programming – like series and short form specials – while also expanding the brand into new areas.
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Concourse Media Cannes-bound with 'Edge Of Dawn', 'Find Your Groove'

Company launches tech division Concourse Xr Studios.

Matthew Shreder’s Concourse Media has boarded two new titles for Cannes and launches sales next week on the Jai Courtney crime thriller Edge Of Dawn and music documentary Find Your Groove.

Henry-Alex Rubin directs Edge Of Dawn (formerly Semper Fi) from a screenplay he co-wrote with Sean Mullin. Courtney and Nat Wolff star in the story of a police officer and his friends who must break out his younger brother from prison after a bar fight. The cast includes Finn Whitrock, Beau Knapp, and Arturo Castro.

Karina Miller (To The Bone) of
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Concourse Media Boards Jai Courtney Pic ‘Edge Of Dawn’ & Music Doc ‘Find Your Groove’ — Cannes

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Exclusive: Concourse Media is heading to Cannes with completed action-drama Edge Of Dawn (previously known as Semper Fi), starring Jai Courtney (Suicide Squad), and music documentary Find Your Groove.

Also starring in the former are Nat Wolff (Paper Towns), Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl), Finn Wittrock (American Horror Story), Beau Knapp (Seven Seconds) and Arturo Castro (Broad City). Directed by Henry-Alex Rubin (Murderball) and written by Rubin and Sean Mullin, the film is produced by Karina Miller (To The Bone) from Sparkhouse Media and David Lancaster (Whiplash) of Rumble Films.

The story follows Cal (Courtney), a by-the-book police officer who makes ends meet as a reservist in the Marine Corps along with his rowdy and inseparable group of childhood friends. When Cal’s younger, reckless half-brother Oyster (Wolff) accidentally kills a guy in a barfight and tries to flee, Cal is torn between his family and his job. The project was
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46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Winners

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) tonight announced the winners of the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at a grand gala held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Southern California.

“The National Academy is pleased to be honoring the men and women who make Daytime television one of the staples of the entertainment industry,” said Terry O’Reilly, Chairman, NATAS. In addition to those honored tonight with the prestigious Emmy Award, we are especially pleased to be highlighting the careers of two of our television icons, ‘Judge Judy’ Sheindlin and Chef Jacques Pepin with our Lifetime Achievement Award. With our tributes to the wonderful career of Kathie Lee Gifford and the remarkable 50-year achievement of ‘Sesame Street,’ it’s a wonderful evening to celebrate Daytime television.”

Check out the complete list of winners below.

Drama

The Young and the Restless

Best Actress

Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, “The Bold and the Beautiful
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Daytime Emmy Awards Full Winners List: ‘The Young and the Restless’, ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’, ‘Jeopardy’s Alex Trebek Take Top Honors

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Daytime Emmy Awards Full Winners List: ‘The Young and the Restless’, ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’, ‘Jeopardy’s Alex Trebek Take Top Honors
The 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards tool place today at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium with Extra’s Mario Lopez and The Talk‘s Sheryl Underwood taking on hosting duties. The Young and the Restless took home the statuette for Outstanding Drama Series.

The award show streamed on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter and after some speedbumps with the stream, things got back on track. Other winners from the ceremony included Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host for Live with Kelly and Ryan while The Ellen DeGeneres Show took home Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show. Rachel Ray took home the trophy for Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host while Family Feud won for Outstanding Game Show and Alex Trebek won for Outstanding Game Show Host.

Amy Poehler made a surprise appearance to present Judge Judy with one of two Lifetime Achievement Awards. Rachel Ray took the stage to honor
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Daytime Emmys 2019: Gh Wins 5 Major Awards, But Y&R Leads Soap Pack

ABC’s General Hospital grabbed gold five times on Sunday night at the 46th annual Daytime Emmys, while CBSThe Young and the Restless walked away from this year’s ceremony with the most total wins, eight — including for best drama.

Y&R‘s major wins also included for writing and directing, to go with five Daytime Emmys the long-running sudser picked up Friday at the Creative Arts ceremony. Gh meanwhile won for Lead and Supporting Actors, plus Younger Actress, Supporting Actress and Guest Performer.

The Bold and the Beautiful‘s Jacqueline MacInnes Wood earned her first Daytime Emmy, in the Lead Actress race.
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Daytime Emmy winners 2019: Full list of nominees and winners from the Sunday night ceremony

Who were the big winners at Sunday night’s Daytime Emmy Awards? Scroll down for the complete list of winners and nominees, updating live as they’re announced. And check out the full list of Friday night’s Creative Arts winners here.

The 46th Annual Daytime Emmys honored the best achievements in soap operas, game shows, talk shows and more. The ceremony, hosted by Mario Lopez and Sheryl Underwood, was held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Burbank, California. It streamed live on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, emmyonline.tv, and through the Knekt app on smart TVs and mobile devices.

SEEDaytime Emmy winners 2019: Full list of Creative Arts winners on Friday night

Days of Our Lives” came into these awards with the most nominations (27), but at the Creative Arts Awards it was “The Young and the Restless” that came out on top with five victories, while “Days” had three, “The Bold and the Beautiful
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Michael J. Fox & Denis Leary Talk ‘Back To The Future’, Parkinson’s And “Why We Don’t Suck” – Tribeca

Michael J. Fox & Denis Leary Talk ‘Back To The Future’, Parkinson’s And “Why We Don’t Suck” – Tribeca
Michael J. Fox and Denis Leary took to the stage at the Tribeca Film Festival on Tuesday for an

hour-plus of joking banter, self-deprecation, and insight on Back to the Future, Family Ties and Fox’s Parkinson’s disease activism.

Leary kicked things off noting Fox’s appointment as an Officer of the Order of Canada. The honor led Leary to jokingly refer to Fox throughout the conversation as “Sir” Michael J. Fox. Tribeca

paired Fox with Leary, who took on moderator duties — noting during the audience Q&A, “I have

the power.” The two longtime friends appeared together in Rescue Me, created by and starring

Leary. Fox’s guest turn in the show lead to an Emmy win, one of his five.

“You get a lot of credit for your comedic timing in Back to the Future and Family Ties, but people don’t talk about your dramatic acting enough,
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Michael J. Fox on Facing Adversity With Optimism and Dark Humor

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Michael J. Fox on Facing Adversity With Optimism and Dark Humor
Michael J. Fox doesn’t let Parkinson’s disease get him down. He takes life step-by-step when he fears he will fall, he laughs through hardship, and he helps others who are struggling to do the same.

“I don’t know much about acting, but I know what people have told me and what acting teachers have told me,” he said. “I learned that if you’re laughing, just keep laughing, if you’re crying, cry till you cant anymore. Stuff happens and you just get on.”

When old friends Denis Leary and Fox sat down for a Tribeca Film Festival panel talk on Tuesday, they shared memories and quipped about how they’re different: the former is a pessimistic Irishman, the latter an optimist with a dark sense of humor. From Fox joking about how disabled people can also be “assholes” to retelling a story about how his daughters
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Emmys 2019 exclusive: HBO categories for ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Veep,’ ‘Sharp Objects’ and more

In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for HBO. For this season, the premium network has returning champs “Game of Thrones”, “Barry” (Bill Hader), “Veep” (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), newcomers “Gentleman Jack” (Suranne Jones) and “Succession” (Brian Cox), plus limited series “Chernobyl” (Jared Harris), “Sharp Objects” (Amy Adams) and “True Detective” (Mahershala Ali) as part of their 2019 campaign.

Below, the list of HBO lead, supporting and guest submissions for their comedy, drama, TV movies and limited series. More names might be added by the network on the final Emmy ballot. Also note that performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps.

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“Ballers”

Comedy Series

Comedy Actor – Dwayne Johnson

Comedy Supporting Actress – Joy Bryant, Brittany S. Hall

Comedy Supporting Actor – Russell Brand, London Brown, Donovan W. Carter, Rob Corddry, Troy Garity, Omar Miller,
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Seth Rogen, Whoopi Goldberg and More Celebs Cashing In With Cannabis Products

Seth Rogen, Whoopi Goldberg and More Celebs Cashing In With Cannabis Products
Some celebs truly have their sights set high! From Whoopi Goldberg's announcement of her line "Whoopi & Maya," to Willie Nelson's "Willie's Reserve," it seems like more and more stars are exploring the Cbd and cannabis business. "As an activist, I've championed human rights, social issues and concerns of the disenfranchised, among other things," The View co-host previously wrote in an open letter. "My latest venture concerns a social issue near and dear to my heart: the right for women to have access to the analgesic and other therapeutic qualities of cannabis." This seems to confirm a trend that has started long before 4/20. For some, weed is the new...
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Drag Race Recap: Whose Snatch Game Persona Made the Judges Seasick?

Drag Race Recap: Whose Snatch Game Persona Made the Judges Seasick?
The Snatch Game hit the high seas on Thursday’s episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race, which ended with the season’s fiercest lip sync battle yet — and a dramatic ruling from Mama Ru. But first…

Inspired by the release of RuPaul’s new book GuRu — available online or wherever fine literature is sold — this week’s mini challenge required the remaining eight queens to pitch their own books to Mama Ru, complete with a cover shoot. The winning book ended up being Silky Nutmeg Ganache’s Eat It: Chronicles of the Buffet, foreshadowing a very successful evening for Yvie Oddly’s apparent nemesis.
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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ 11 episode 8 recap: Which queen sinks playing ‘Snatch Game at Sea’ [Updating Live Blog]

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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ 11 episode 8 recap: Which queen sinks playing ‘Snatch Game at Sea’ [Updating Live Blog]
In the all-new eighth episode of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” on April 18, the eight queens still competing on season 11 were given the chance to compete in a nautical-themed version of the legendary Snatch Game. “Veep” co-stars Tony Hale and Clea DuVall were the guest judges of their endeavors. Which contestant came out on top and was chosen as winner of episode 8 of season 11? And were Gold Derby’s predictions correct that A’Keria C. Davenport would be eliminated this week?

In episode 7, A’Keria came perilously close to being bounced but Ra’Jah O’Hara went home instead. Both had to strut their stuff to the Sheena Easton classic “Strut.” Texas toe-tapper Ra’Jah counted some missteps among her moves. In the end, RuPaul Charles opted to throw a lifeline to Dallas darling A’Keria.

Below, check out our minute-by-minute live blog recap of season 11 episode 8, titled “Snatch Game at
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Master of Dark Shadows Review: TV Horror Had to Start Somewhere

Documentary Master of Dark Shadows lovingly tells how Dan Curtis's cult hit changed TV horror.

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Dark Shadows was an original. The first of its kind, there was nothing on TV like it when it first aired, and nothing on TV like it for a long time after the final stake pierced its ABC network heart. This is because the man at its center, Dan Curtis, was a madman, in the best possible way. Called the “King of TV Horror,” he also made Trilogy of Terror, Burnt Offerings, television adaptations of Frankenstein and Bram Stoker's Dracula, as well as the series Kolchack: The Night Stalker. Curtis defined TV horror for a generation.

Narrated by Ian McShane (Deadwood), the new documentary Master of Dark Shadows is more a tribute to the man who went on to make his mark with the ultra-expensive but super-successful Winds of War than the series itself.
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‘Master of Dark Shadows’ Review

Dark Shadows is a show, like many people of a certain age I’d imagine, that I knew nothing about until Tim Burton made the actually very good, and underrated, movie of the same name based on the series.

However I still had not watched a single episode before watching Master of Dark Shadows. And this way of viewing this documentary was a surprisingly good way to watch. Every piece of information was new to me and I learnt so much about the show. To learn that Dark Shadows went from a pretty run of the mill if slightly gothic-y soap opera to a horror-filled soap opera that no-one had ever seen before is some pretty fascinating viewing.

The talking heads include many of the people involved in making the show and the actors in it. We hear a lot from Dark Shadows creator Dan Curtis and we hear plenty
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