A Star-Studded Salute to Center Theatre Group’s 50 Years of Excellence
May22

A Star-Studded Salute to Center Theatre Group’s 50 Years of Excellence

by Michael Menachem Top acting veterans of the stage and screen gathered Saturday night, May 20 for the Center Theatre Group‘s 50th anniversary celebration at the Ahmanson Theatre in downtown Los Angeles for a special performance and festive soiree at nearby Grand Park. Jennifer Hudson, Matthew Broderick, Annette Bening, Sir Matthew Bourne, Tyne Daly, Alfred Molina, Edward James Olmos, Phylicia Rashad were among those who took...

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Comedy and Comebacks as Networks Woo Advertisers with New TV Shows
May22

Comedy and Comebacks as Networks Woo Advertisers with New TV Shows

Despite the intense focus on new ways of doing business in the digital era, the broadcast networks clearly have a case of Everything Old Is New Again.   From reboots of “Roseanne” to “Dynasty,” “Will & Grace” to “S.W.A.T.,” and of course, “American Idol,” that was the key takeaway from the week of television upfronts held at venues across New York City.   Historically, NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, Univision and the CW showcase...

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Lancôme Swings Into Summer with Metallic and Aquatic Colors in Limited Edition Collection
May11

Lancôme Swings Into Summer with Metallic and Aquatic Colors in Limited Edition Collection

Leave it to Lancôme to release a bold and beautiful limited edition color collection for summer. The warmer months always evoke feelings of freedom and relaxation and the Summer Swing collection aims to heighten that vibe with colors that include deep aquatic tones found in the Mediterranean, like sunlight sparkling off the sea or the hues of mosaic tiles on sun-dappled patios. The collection, which was designed by Lancome Global...

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Netflix Goes All Out for Emmy Campaigning For Top Shows in Month-Long Event Series
May11

Netflix Goes All Out for Emmy Campaigning For Top Shows in Month-Long Event Series

  And now for the latest in innovative Primetime Emmy Award campaigning, from the folks who have a $6 billion warchest for original programming. The streamer has taken over 24,000 square feet of office space across from the Motion Picture Academy in Beverly Hills for a month-long series of events it is calling FYSee, a play on FYC– For Your (Emmy)  Consideration. The confab kicked off May 8 with a screening of the first...

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GBK Rocks in the Rain with MTV Movie & TV Awards Suite
May08

GBK Rocks in the Rain with MTV Movie & TV Awards Suite

The rain that played havoc with the red carpet for the MTV Movie & TV Awards at LA’s Shrine Auditorium Sunday couldn’t put a damper on GBK’s annual luxury lounge for the awards show– although the stormy weather did make for some changes. GBK’s two day event, the pre-MTV Movie & TV Awards Luxury Gift Lounge, was held Friday and Saturday at the penthouse of the Luxe Hotel on Rodeo Drive. Much of what was set up on the...

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