Finding Samuel Lowe premiered during the final days of the 2014 UrbanWorld Film Festival.*** The festival featured an array of indie films by African American filmmakers all of whom contributed amazing works. Finding Samuel Lowe ia a short film (88 minutes running time) about three siblings--two brothers and a sister's (Paula Williams Madison a former Sr. VP at NBC Universal) search for their Chinese grandfather. The Harlem siblings uncover their chinese heritage over a relatively short period of time after decades of sharing their mother's memories of life in Jamaica--pre her coming to America and of her family bloodline in general.
The Academy Award Winning actor Robin Williams died on Monday morning, his publicist, Mara Buxbaum, said in a statement. Williams, 63, had been battling severe depression recently, the statement said. Williams was found unconscious at his home in Tiburon, Calif., around noon on Monday, the Marin County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. His death appeared to be a suicide due to asphyxia.
Leaving behind a long and rich body of work, the gifted actor can best be remembered for roles ranging from obscure to larger than life, for comedic as well dramatic. Originally, a stand-up comedian Williams' public persona spanned decades and reached people from all walks of life.
Popular and critically-acclaimed performances included: Mork and Mindy, Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poet's Society, Mrs. Doubtfire, Comic Relief, Good Will Hunting, Aladdin, Hook, and many more. Amidst the chaos of war, Robin Williams was a constant performer in Iraq and Afghanastan cheering up the troops. Williams is survived by wife Susan Schneider and three children.
The Wooster Group*** celebrated their spring benefit dinner on Tuesday, April 29that 632 on Hudson Streetin New York City. The benefit’s hosts were Steve Buscemi, Buck Henry, Frances McDormand, Mike Nichols, Lorne Michaels, and Maura Tierney. Karen Lashinsky’s magical event space hosted cocktails and entertainment which began at 6:00 pm. Actress Maura Tierney had benefit guests laughing as she pretended to interview Buck Henry using an old TV interview then she edited some of his most memorable TV and film clips into the parody.
NOAH is the number one movie in the world! At last that's what the current commercial declares and after an amazing first weekend, March 28-March 30, raking in 40 million dollarshere in the US--we're not surprised. We checked it out last Sunday and it blew us away. A stunning biblical epic that mixes at times a bit of the modern, it has stunning cinematography, memorable lines, and a quirky yet poignant appearance by Sir Anthony Hopkins.
Over the last few weeks lead Russell Crowe (Noah) and Co-Star Jennifer Connelly (Naameh) have shined at Noah premieres all over the globe including: Paris, London, UK New York, LA, and Madrid.
We've heart Connelly's incredibly glam Louis Vuittonensembles per each premiere.
12 Years A Slave’ won the best picture honor at the 86th Academy Awards ceremony. Matthew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett took home the best acting Oscars. The film ‘Gravity’earned seven awards, including the best director honor for Alfonso Cuarón. Click here for more.
Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron today announced the complete slate of stars who will present Oscars at the ceremony. The Oscars®, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will air on Oscar Sunday,March 2, live on ABC.
The presenters, including several past Oscar winners and nominees, will be: Amy Adams, Kristen Bell, Jessica Biel, Jim Carrey, Glenn Close, Bradley Cooper, Penélope Cruz, Benedict Cumberbatch, Viola Davis, Daniel Day-Lewis, Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Sally Field, Harrison Ford, Jamie Foxx, Andrew Garfield, Jennifer Garner, Whoopi Goldberg, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anne Hathaway, Goldie Hawn, Chris Hemsworth, Kate Hudson, Samuel L. Jackson, Angelina Jolie, Michael B. Jordan, Anna Kendrick, Jennifer Lawrence, Matthew McConaughey, Ewan McGregor, Bill Murray, Kim Novak, Tyler Perry, Brad Pitt, Sidney Poitier, Gabourey Sidibe, Will Smith, Kevin Spacey, Jason Sudeikis, Channing Tatum, Charlize Theron, John Travolta, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington, Emma Watson, Naomi Watts.
Tony Award®-winning singer, songwriter and actress Idina Menzel will, for the first time, perform the Oscar®-nominated song “Let it Go” for a global television audience at the Oscars®, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will air on Sunday, March 2, live on ABC.
“Let it Go,” written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez for “Frozen,” is nominated for Original Song. The three other nominated songs are "Happy" from "Despicable Me 2," "Ordinary Love" from "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" and "The Moon Song" from "Her."
Menzel won a Tony Award for her performance as Elphaba in the original Broadway production of “Wicked.” She received a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut in “Rent”and earned a Drama Desk nomination for her performance in Manhattan Theater Club’s off-Broadway musical “The Wild Party.” In March Mezel will star in “If/Then,” a new Broadway musical about a woman moving back to New York Cityfor a fresh start. In addition to “Frozen,” in which she voices the character of Elsa, Menzel’s film roles include “Enchanted,” “Ask the Dust” and “Rent.”
Singer-songwriter-producer Pharrell Williams will perform his Oscar®-nominated song “Happy” at the Oscars®,show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will air on Sunday, March 2,live on ABC.
“Happy,” which Williams wrote and produced for “Despicable Me 2,” is nominated for Original Song. The three other nominated songs are "Ordinary Love" from "Mandela: LongWalk to Freedom," "Let It Go" from "Frozen" and "The Moon Song" from "Her."
Actor Chris Hemsworth and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the nominations for the 86th Academy Awards® today (January 16).
Hemsworth and Boone Isaacs announced the nominees at a 5:38 a.m. PT live news conference attended by more than 400 international media representatives. For a complete list of nominees, visit the official Academy Awards website,www.oscar.com.
Nominations for the 86th Academy Awards (Acting Noms listed)
There is nothing more luxurious than the perfect cocktail. Certainly everyone should drink responsibly and when out on the quest one can drink "fashionably" with the help of this little cocktail suggestion
2 oz Belvedere
2 muddled strawberries
.25 oz simple syrup
1 oz sour mix
Shaken - served up with a graham cracker crust.
*introduced to The Quest for "it" by STK (STK Belvedere Cocktail Special)