IAB’s NewFronts L.A. Edition to Feature Streamy Brand Awards for Advertising

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Kaiser Permanente Awards Grants to Support Healthy Lifestyles on Oahu and Maui

HONOLULU, Hawaii — Kaiser Permanente has awarded $ 82,700 in community benefit grants to Age-Friendly Cities (via fiscal agent Adult Friends for Youth) and YMCA Maui for their programs promoting healthy lifestyles and community engagement.

Age-Friendly Cities received $ 57,700 for its Kind2Kupuna program, an initiative to develop age-friendly businesses that provide tools and resources to support the needs of “kupuna,” or elders, in the community. The program will work with 10 pilot businesses in a variety of sectors to adopt age-friendly initiatives that support the physical and cognitive changes associated with aging. The grant will also fund a public awareness campaign to increase engagement between businesses and kupuna.

YMCA Maui received $ 25,000 to implement the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program, an evidence-based health intervention program approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. The program encourages behavioral and lifestyle changes to help patients maintain healthy, active lifestyles. The year-long program will be completed by three cohorts of at least 15 participants on Maui with the goal of reducing individual body weight by 5.5 percent.

“We’re proud to support healthy and active lifestyles for people of all ages,” said Dave Underriner, president, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals, Hawaii Region “We believe that when organizations work together to provide access to important health resources, the entire community benefits.”

About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12.2 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.

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Kaiser Permanente Receives Women’s Choice Award as California’s Most Recommended Health Insurance Plan and America’s Best Hospital Awards

PASADENA, Calif. Kaiser Permanente Southern California has received the Women’s Choice Award® designation, “California’s Most Recommended Health Insurance Plan,” as well as its medical centers throughout the region receiving multiple “America’s Best Hospitals” awards that include: Best Patient Safety, Best Hospital for Obstetrics, Best Stroke Care, America’s 100 Best Hospital, Best Bariatric Surgery, and Best Breast Center.

The Women’s Choice Award® identified “America’s Best Hospitals” across the nation to help women make smart healthcare choices. The Women’s Choice Award® methodology is based on surveys of tens of thousands of women, as well as research conducted in partnership with the Wharton School of Business on what drives the consumer experience for women vs. men.

In addition, the organization distributed a statewide survey to more than 10,000 women who reside in California, these women were asked to identify which health insurance plan they would highly recommend to their friends and family. Kaiser Permanente received its evidence-based designation, “California’s Most Recommended Health Insurance Plan” from these results.

“We pride ourselves on our patient-centered, integrated approach that creates high quality care,” said Julie Miller-Phipps, president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals, Inc., for the Southern California Region. “It’s gratifying when data supports our approach and show us that our members choose Kaiser Permanente with confidence, knowing that we put their health and safety first.”

According to the Women’s Choice Award®, market research shows that women influence more than 90 percent of family healthcare decisions; and a national survey conducted by the Women’s Choice Award® determined which hospitals and services women would highly recommend in today’s marketplace. These hospitals had to meet exceptionally high standards regarding women’s unique needs and preferences.

The following Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers received one or more designated Women’s Choice Awards®, to view the detailed list please click here:

Kaiser Permanente Orange County Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center, and Kaiser Permanente Moreno Valley Medical Center.

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Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12.2 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: www.kp.org/share.

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Meghan Trainor, 2018 Radio Disney Music AwardsThe 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards are here!
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EBONY Chats with Big Freedia, Rotimi & More On the BET Awards Red Carpet

The 2018 BET Awards was ablaze this Sunday in more ways the one, with several stars rocking hot fits while basking in the sweet California heat, including New Orleans bounce artist, Big Freedia. The NOLA native stopped to chop it up with EBONY on the red carpet where she shared her joy over being one […]

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John Legend Honors Real-Life Heroes At The BET Awards And Delivers Powerful Speech

The singer was in attendance at the BET Awards, and when he took the stage, he made sure to pay tribute to some of the people who have been making a real and positive change in the world. Not only was his speech very inspiring, but he made sure to also bring some of those heroes alongside him in front of the crowd.

‘This has already proven to be quite a year for our country. School shootings, police brutality, and now the evil act of intentionally separating parents from their children at the border,’ John Legend started.

As you may be aware, he was there in order to present the BET Humanitarian Award, and Legend explained that this year, he thought he should do things a bit differently.

‘Typically, the BET Awards honors a celebrity humanitarian who’s done something extraordinary for the world. But tonight, we want to honor a few of the people who had the opportunity in their everyday lives to do something impactful and unexpected for our community,’ he went on.

That being said, the first one he honored was a Stoneman Douglas High School student who got shot five times while selflessly attempting to help and protect fellow students during the Parkland mass shooting.

Another one that joined him on stage was James Shaw Jr., a man who wrestled an assault rifle out of a shooter’s hands during yet another mass shooting this time at a Waffle House in Nashville, Tennessee back in May.

Justin Blackman, a high school student, was honored as well for the fact that he walked out of class on National Walkout Day by himself, to protest gun violence.

Mamoudou Gassama was introduced as a ‘real-life superhero.’

You may know who he is from a viral video that showed the man climbing a few stories outside of a French apartment complex to save a baby dangling from a balcony.

Naomi Wilder, who is only 11 years old was also recognized for her progressive mind and inspiring passionate words at the March For Our Lives event in Washington, D.C.

And last but not least, Legend named journalist Sean King, recognizing his work in uncovering and reporting ‘stories that make us aware of atrocities in our community’ and who ‘speaks truth to power’ every single day.

‘Tonight, we honor these heroes and thank them all for giving us hope and reminding us everyone has an opportunity to do something extraordinary. Don’t be afraid to be a hero,’ Legend concluded.

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Anita Baker Honored, Meek Mill, Snoop, Highlight Top Performances At BET Awards

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Legendary singer Anita Baker was honored at the BET Awards with impressive performances that nearly brought the eight-time Grammy winner to tears.

Baker earned the Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, where Ledisi, Marsha Ambrosius and Yolanda Adams — in superior form — sang the singer’s well-known hits onstage.

 

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The 60-year-old, who dominated the R&B charts from the early ’80s to mid-90s with smooth songs like “Sweet Love” and “Giving You the Best That I Got,” used her speech to encourage the artists in the room to keep music alive.

“I would ask that the music be allowed to play, that singers are allowed to sing, and rappers are allowed to rap, and poets are allowed to rhyme,” Baker said.

 

Rising singer H.E.R. had  one of the night’s best performances, as she sang the R&B hit “Focus,” played the electric guitar like a rock star and sang softly during the sweet love song “Best Part,” where she was joined by Daniel Caesar.

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Rapper Meek Mill, who was released from prison in April, also captivated the audience with his performance: He rapped the song “Stay Woke” on a stage transformed into a street corner, featuring hustlers, children and police officers. A mother screams as her child is shot during the powerful performance, and an officer lays an American flag over the body.

Meek Mill also made a statement by wearing a hoodie featuring the face of XXXTentacion, the 20-year-old rapper-singer who died after being shot last week.

 

“We can’t get used to these types of things. We’re too used to young people getting killed,” host Jamie Foxx said when speaking about XXXTentacion later in the show.

The Oscar winner told the audience to “try to sneak a message in” their music.

“We got to figure something out,” he said.

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Hand Of God: Nipsey Hussle Slaps Fire Flame Out Of Man In BET Awards Parking Lot

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Y’all better stop playing with Nipsey Hussle. The Crenshaw rapper blessed some guy with the hand of God after a parking dispute at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. 

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Nipsey Hussle unleashed a vicious slap on a man’s face in the middle of an argument over where he could park his whip … and it’s all captured on video.

Check it out, the L.A. rapper’s in the street outside the venue for Sunday night’s ‘BET Awards’ when he gets into with another guy. We’re told the issue was whether or not Nipsey could move some cones and drive through a restricted area.

Tempers flare, and after the guy smacks a traffic cone out of the hand of Nipsey’s bodyguard … Hussle unloads a hard right slap.

A law officer immediately grabs Nipsey to keep the fight from escalating … and then he gets back in his car.

Did y’all hear the sound of that slap? Rumor is the slapee was a BET employee—but Nipsey still performed.

Nipsey wanted all the smoke bruh. See multiple angles below.

Also, needless to say the slap’s echos are reverberating through Twitter.

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Anita Baker, Humanitarian Heroes To Be Honored At BET Awards

This Sunday’s BET Awards may bring back some of the classic performances the show has been missing in past year. It certainly can’t hurt that Anita Baker is among this year’s honorees. The Detroit native, who performed for the first time this year on the Fantastic Voyage (after years of Tom’s begging) will be given the Lifetime Achievement Award during what she says will be her farewell year.

 

 

“Anita Baker is a legendary R&B singer whose soulful voice takes control of any room she’s in,” BET said in a statement. “Baker’s music resonated with audiences of all ages and races alike. With her extensive body of work, which spans decades, Baker continues to be one of the most legendary artists of all time.”

BET will also honor one of our own – writer Shaun King, whose columns speaking truth to power are among the most popular on this site. Also to be honored for their heroism or humanitarian work are Waffle House hero James Shaw, Jr., Parkland student survivor Anthony Borges, anti-gun violence activists Naomi Wadler and Justin Blackmon and Mamoudou Gassama, who saved a baby in France by climbing from balcony to balcony of an apartment building earning him the name Spiderman. He also got his French citizenship expedited and a job with the fire brigade.

 

Jamie Foxx hosts the annual celebrity fest, which airs Sunday at 8/7C on BET.

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Kering Foundation Awards Reflect #MeToo Moment

PARIS — Among topics addressed by this year’s round of Kering Foundation awards is one of the crucial issues laid bare by the #MeToo movement: What can be done to prevent male perpetrators from harming women?
Reaching across three continents, and sifting through 180 applicants, the Kering Foundation has chosen seven winners for its biannual awards for social entrepreneurs fighting violence against women, to be handed out at a ceremony here on Tuesday evening.
Now in its 10th year, the foundation is adding a two-year mentorship program to the financial awards, which range from 5,000 euros to 10,000 euros. Winners also enter a six-month incubation program with a social innovation specialist.
Mauro Antonio Vargas Urías, who founded Mexico-based non-governmental organization Gendes, is the first example of a Kering foundation winner working with men on the topic of “healthy masculinity.”
“We use the magic of listening and understanding to confront men, so they can acknowledge their mistakes, get in touch with their feelings and change their behaviors,” he said in a statement.
Céline Bonnaire, executive director of the Kering Foundation, said it was key to work on the origins of violence.
“The approach is to work with male perpetrators and to deconstruct what Americans are calling toxic masculinity

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The Best, Worst and Wildest Moments of the MTV Movie and TV Awards

The 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards made one thing perfectly clear: Tiffany Haddish should host every awards show for the remainder of 2018. Haddish had the audience rolling whenever stars of shows like Riverdale, Grown-ish, and 13 Reasons Why, even Lady Gaga herself, handed out Golden Popcorn prizes in gender-neutral categories like “Most Frightened Performance” and “Best Kiss.” While Stranger Things and Black Panther were nominated in the most categories, it’s clear that Haddish was the night’s biggest winner.

Here are the best, worst and wildest moments at the MTV Movie and TV Awards:

The Best Ten Minutes in Awards Show History

Thanks to the magic of CGI, Haddish was inserted into Black Panther as if the cast of Girls Trip skipped New Orleans and went to Wakanda instead. There she recreated TLC’s “Waterfalls” video, threw down with T’Challa, yelled things like, “I am Tiffany Haddish and I know who bit Beyoncé!” and “You are so close to getting my face pregnant!” After winning the fight, she drank some purple drink that turned her into a unicorn who was ”horny as hell.” She then appeared on stage to perform a movie-themed version of Cardi B‘s “Bodak Yellow”. She was even dressed as Cardi B, pregnant thanks to Michael B. Jordan staring into her eyes. But Haddish didn’t stop there: She then reminded the crowd that she is the first black woman to host the award show, that Black Panther is the first African-American movie to make a billion dollars, and “A Quiet Place is the first film to scare black people outta talking in movie theaters.” She then set about making everyone from Riverdale, Stranger Things and Zendaya squirm—while cracking up the entire audience. Haddish then excused herself, because “usually when a black girl talks this much on MTV she just got Catfish-ed.“

Best Kardashian Recap

“That family is basically the Star Wars franchise,” Haddish joked. “They make a ton of money, a new one is always popping up and they’re ruled by a bossy overlord who sleeps in a mask and loves black men.” The jab earned laughs from Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian West.

Shortest (a.k.a. Best) Speech

Madelaine Petsch from Riverdale took the prize for Best Scene Stealer, who speech was nothing more than a heartfelt thank you. Perfect!

Best Dressed

Haddish once again wore the now-iconic white Alexander McQueen dress she wore to the Girls Trip premiere and when she hosted Saturday Night Live and at the 2018 Academy Awards.

Cutest Public Flirting

While Haddish shamelessly flirted with Michael B. Jordan, it was Stranger Things star Noah Schnapp who pulled it off best. When he took the stage after winning the prize for Most Frightened Performance for his role as Will, he couldn’t help but sweetly and shyly say, “Hi Zendaya.”

Best Hero

While Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman was grateful to win the award for ”Best Hero”, he wanted to acknowledge the real heroes in the world. Specifically, he wanted to highlight the heroism of James Shaw, Jr., who fought off a gunman at a Waffle House in Tennessee and then raised a lot of money for victims. Boseman handed him the trophy and told him it was going to live at his house.

Best Star Wars Reboot

Tiffany Haddish inserted herself into Star Wars: The Last Jedi and when Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren appears to her through their special bond, the Force can’t tear them apart. “A man in high-waisted pants is my biggest weakness!” she said. When he showed up a minute later in high-waisted pants, she had no choice but to take off her shirt just “to make him feel comfortable.” It was all uphill from there.

Best Description of 13 Reasons Why

Haddish explained that she started watching the show because she “thought it was the sequel to 12 Years A Slave.“

Most Inspirational Speech

When Keiynan Lonsdale won the coveted “Best Kiss” award for his lip-locking work in Love, Simon hit the stage, he urged kids to live their dreams. “I just want to say to every kid, if you can live your dreams and wear dresses, you can live your dreams — you can live your dreams and kiss the one that you love no matter what gender they are.”

Best Youth Outreach Program

Kristen Bell and Seth Rogen (who Haddish described as her “favorite bearded white man since Abraham Lincoln”) stepped on stage to promote their new film Like Father. Bell’s face was plastered in fake tattoos sure to appeal to the kids these days, including avocado toast , a bottle of rosé, and the logo for Wild Wild Country. Not to be outdone, Rogen got Vin Diesel’s face on his lower back.

Best Villain

Michael B. Jordan was shocked that he won Best Villain for his performance in Black Panther. while that sounds like the typical faux humility of a winner, Jordan was truly surprised: “I thought Roseanne had that in the bag!”

Parental Advisory

Haddish had a few concerns about Stranger Things. “Everyone thinks they are so cute, but hear me out: they ride bikes in a group, Eleven beats a**es and they always dropping bodies. Where I come from that’s a straight up gang.”

Best Public Service Announcement

While he had the spotlight, Jordan had a small request for the audience: “Chadwick Boseman asked me to ask you to stop asking him to say ‘Wakanda Forever!’”

Next Year’s Winner

A Dark-Ass Place, which is like A Quiet Place, but the monsters are deaf so you can make as much noise as you want if you keep the lights off. It stars Elizabeth Moss, Jamie Foxx, Dave Chappelle, and, of course, Tiffany Haddish, who dreamed up the whole thing when she couldn‘t stop talking during A Quiet Place.

Remembering Your Roots

Lena Waithe was awarded the Trailblazer prize, and dedicated her win to some other trailblazers — the stars of the documentary Paris is Burning. Jennie Livingston’s 1990 film documents New York’s underground drag scene that is wildly influential in today’s culture, even though many people don’t know where things like vogue-ing and the phrase “Yas Queen!” came from originally. While that may change thanks to the show Pose, as Waithe said, “They strutted through a brickwall so we wouldn’t have to.”

Best Historical Reenactment

Haddish showed up on stage in a stunning reproduction of the gown Meghan Markle war when she married Prince Harry. “Girl’s from my hood,” Haddish said by way of explanation.

Most Wide-Ranging Speech

Chris Pratt gave a speech that laid out nine rules that ranged from how to give a dog medicine (in hamburger meat), a reminder to not take anything for granted, tips on how to poop at a party, and a reminder to pray.

Best IRL Message

Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown recently left Twitter over cyberbullying, used her Best Performance acceptance speech to deliver a powerful message. “There should be no space in this world for bullying,” she said. “I’m not going to tolerate it, and neither should any of you.”

Best Double Duty

Tiffany Haddish not only hosted the show, but also won for Best Comedic Performance. She came on stage in her bathrobe, exclaiming “She ready!”

 


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MTV award shows are known for contributing some of the most shocking water cooler moments in television history, and the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards were no exception. Tiffany Haddish set the tone for the show as the night’s host, opening with a parody of Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow,” during which she swapped the […]

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Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner Have a Girls Night Out at MTV Movie & TV Awards as Kylie Bails

Kim Kardashian West and Kris Jenner had a girls night out at the MTV Movie & TV Awards this weekend while another member of the famous family was noticeably absent.

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians Star, 37, and her mom, 62, posed for the photos together ahead of the awards show in Santa Monica, California, on Saturday night.

Kardashian West, with her hair braided into cornrows, paired a glittering silver sequined skirt with a white a crop top, while the family matriarch, 62, opted for the white double-breasted blazer and black pants.

Kylie Jenner was also expected to make an appearance, but the new mom was nowhere to be seen on the carpet ahead of the show. (Keeping Up with the Kardashians is nominated for best reality series/franchise.)

The outing comes just hours after Kardashian West documented her latest cuddle session with her 5-month-old daughter Chicago on social media.

She spent Friday in New York City celebrating daughter North West’s 5th birthday. She and Kanye West are also parents to 2½-year-old son Saint.

Earlier on Saturday, her interview with The Van Jones Show aired on CNN. She and Jones discussed Alice Johnson, who received a presidential pardon after spending 21 years in prison thanks to Kardashian West lobbying President Donald Trump for her release.

She was also asked whether she would ever consider running for president, saying, “I don’t really think that’s even on my mind.”

Meanwhile, Travis Scott, her sister’s boyfriend and father to her 4-month-old baby Stormi, posted an image to Instagram Stories featuring himself and their little girl Wednesday.

The 20-year-old reality star and cosmetics mogul recently deleted all photos showing Stormi’s face from social media.

In the comments section of a makeup-free selfie she posted featuring just a peek of her baby girl, users inquired as to why face-on photos of Stormi had been erased from Jenner’s Instagram account.

“Yeah I cut my baby out. I’m not sharing photos of my girl right now,” she replied, according to E! News.

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On Tuesday, a source divulged to PEOPLE that Jenner “couldn’t wait to show off Stormi to her fans,” but had a change of heart once she became privy to some negative online dialogue.

“She posted pictures, because she was so excited to be a mom. Unfortunately, social media is a crazy place,” said the insider, noting that “people have been making nasty comments” about Jenner’s baby girl.

“Kylie is shocked and doesn’t want her daughter’s pictures to be a part of something negative,” added the source. “She might reconsider in the future, but for now, she won’t post any more photos of Stormi’s face.”

The 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards, hosted by Tiffany Haddish, air Monday at 9 p.m. ET on MTV.


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Kim Kardashian dazzles at MTV Movie Awards with mum Kris Jenner as she posts sweet tribute to late dad Robert on Father’s Day

KIM Kardashian posted a heartfelt tribute to her late dad Robert to celebrate Father’s Day.

The reality TV star, 37, posted the picture shortly after dazzling at the MTV Movie Awards with mum Kris Jenner.

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Dressed in a tight skirt and white crop top, Kim looked every inch the superstar on the red carpet in LA.

She wore her long hair in cornrows and teemed the look with smokey eyes.

Her mum Kris, 62, matched her daughter in a crisp white shirt and black trousers.

After leaving the glitzy bash, Kim posted a picture of herself as a child with her arm around her dad Robert, who died aged 59 in 2003 following a battle with cancer.

The star looked sensational in her white skirt and crop top
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The mum-of-three said she was posting the image early because her father had been “heavy on my mind tonight”.

She wrote next to the sweet snap: “Happy Father’s Day to the best dad in the world. I miss you so much dad.”

Before his family found fame in Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Robert was already well known as OJ Simpson’s defence lawyer in his double murder trial.

He was also involved in a number of enterprises including a frozen yogurt company,  magazine Radio & Records, and music company Movie Tunes.

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When he died he was said to have a fortune of about $ 30million (£22.5million).

The businessman divorced wife Kris in 1991 and she went on to marry Bruce Jenner, later Caitlyn Jenner, with the couple having two more daughters Kendall and Kylie.

Robert’s friend Larry Kraines told Page Six that he would be as “proud as punch” of how well his family have done in life.

In February Kim, along with her brother Rob, 31, and sister Kourtney, 39, posted tributes on what would’ve been Robert’s 78th birthday.

Posting a sweet snap of her add she wrote: “Happy Heavenly Birthday Dad! Miss you so bad.

“I ordered your favorite Ralph’s cake to celebrate! Love you forever.”

In addition to Kim’s touching tribute, Rob shared his own throwback photo.

Robert sadly passed away in 2008 after a short battle with cancer
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“Happppy Birthday Dad!” he tweeted alongside a picture of a young Rob giving his dad a squeeze.

Kourtney also shared an old photo of her and Kim posing alongside their father as kids in big holiday dresses.

“Daddy’s girls,” Kourtney captioned the photo on Instagram. “Happy Birthday Daddy. I miss you every day. Kim wasn’t as happy about her dress as I was.”


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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Donald Trump on Tuesday hit back at Robert De Niro, calling him a “very low IQ individual,” after the Oscar-winning actor’s expletive-laden attack on the American president on live television.
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‘The Band’s Visit’ sweeps Tony Awards as “Harry Potter” wins best play

NEW YORK (Reuters) – “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” won the Tony for best play on Sunday while “The Band’s Visit” swept the musical categories with 10 wins, including the top award best musical at Broadway’s annual honors for the best in theater.


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NEW YORK (Reuters) – “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” won the Tony for best play on Sunday while “The Band’s Visit” swept the musical categories with 10 wins, including the top award best musical at Broadway’s annual honors for the best in theater.


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Claire Danes and Kerry Washington wow on the 72nd Tony Awards red carpet in New York

CLAIRE Danes and Kerry Washington stole the show at the 72nd Tony Awards red carpet in New York.

The glamorous duo led the star-studded arrivals at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.

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British star Claire chose an eye-catching animal print dress with ruffled detailing on the neckline, sleeves and hem.

The mum-to-be beamed as she posed for pictures on the red carpet.

Her glam squad styled her hair into a chic up-do and she wore a simple pair of gold and black earrings which complimented her look.

Claire was joined at the event by Scandal actress Kerry who turned heads in a plunging, silver jumpsuit.

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She turned heads as she arrived at the fancy ceremony in the Big Apple.

The futuristic outfit had a long train attached to the back which was covered in silver crosses.

Kerry’s jumpsuit was cut out at the back and she made sure photographers took pictures of the futuristic design from all angles.

Carey Mulligan’s floral dress meant she almost matched with the wall of roses which lined the red carpet.

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Like Claire, the gown had a high neckline and was cinched in at the waist.

Tina Fey’s sparkling silver dress was finished off at the bottom with feathers that trailed out to one side.

She carried a chic black clutch bag and grinned when she greeted fans and posed for pictures outside the venue.

Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of US Vogue, managed a rare smile when she arrived on the red carpet.

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Like Carey, her bright yellow dress had red and white flowers sewn onto it which was complimented by the pretty backdrop.

She was accompanied by her daughter Bee Shaffer at the ceremony.

Andrew Lloyd Webber was at the event to pick up a lifetime achievement gong.

He said beforehand he was excited about picking up the award without having to worry on the night whether or not he would win it.


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Tony Awards 2018: The Best Black Actress You Never Heard Of Is Up for a Tony

Seconds after this year’s Tony Award nominations were announced, director Kenny Leon’s phone started blowing up. Lauren Ridloff, the star of Broadway’s revival of Children of a Lesser God, was officially in the race for Best Lead Actress in a Play.

While the announcement may have come as a surprise to some—including Ridloff herself—it only validated what the play’s Tony Award-winning director knew all along.

“I am over the moon excited about it,” Leon said in a phone interview the next day, recalling that the texts flew between them for an hour and a half. “She was surprised! I wasn’t surprised, because she gave one of the most vivid and unforgettable performances on Broadway I’ve ever seen.”

The backstory of Ridloff’s road to the most coveted nomination a stage actor can get is great fodder for its own fairytale script with Leon, who won a Tony for directing the 2014 revival of A Raisin in the Sun, playing a leading role.

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Begin with the fact that Ridloff is 40 years old, deaf since birth and, when Leon discovered her, she wasn’t an actress at all. She was an at-home mom and former kindergarten teacher whom he hired to tutor him in American Sign Language (ASL). As Leon mulled the idea of reviving the 1979 play about a deaf woman who refused to read lips or speak, he was soon intent on hiring Ridloff in a broader role, as a consultant if the play launched. She would be able to keep the story true to the deaf experience. Ultimately, he asked her to star in the show.

Ridloff was game from the start. Although she has rarely even seen a play (stage productions rarely accommodate the needs of deaf people), she identified with the the script’s main character, Sarah Norman.

Like Sarah, Ridloff decided at age 13 that she would not speak. Through an interpreter, Ridloff told The Interval, a theater website, that it was an act of self-preservation.

Small, bookish, biracial, and mainstreamed in a school where almost everyone else could hear, “I felt there was enough oddness about me,” she recalled. “I didn’t want to face any bullying. I didn’t want to face strange gazes from other people. I didn’t want to be judged based on my voice because that was not a reflection of my intelligence or my personality or who I was.”

It is a testament to Leon’s vision and courage that he cast Ridloff, a woman of color, in a role that had previously only been played by white women (remember Marlee Matlin in the 1986 film?). “I thought it was a given that Sarah was a white deaf woman,” Ridloff told Variety magazine. “So, it was a big surprise to find out that Sarah is now a woman of color, and I’m so proud to present that new Sarah to the world.”

It is a testament to Ridloff’s talent and courage that she agreed to take it on, all the way to the big lights (and brutal critics) of Broadway. The risks have paid off.

“She keeps saying I opened the door, but it’s not about me,” says Leon, arguably one of today’s most sought after and respected directors. “She is a fierce, courageous woman who wants to change what people think about deaf people. She is a gifted artist who wants to be a part of changing the world. With this performance, she’s already doing that.” The Tony Awards will air June 10 on CBS.

Full disclosure: I saw this play on opening night, and could not take my eyes off of Ridloff—not only because she signs throughout the entire play, but because she is one of the most expressive people I’ve ever seen. Physically small, she has massive presence as she literally embodies her role, communicating with her eyes, her face, her posture and entire being in a way that rings clear and true.

In an age when much is made of the need for women to raise their voices and speak their truths, in opting to withhold her spoken voice as a teenager, Ridloff found her true one, and in Children of a Lesser God , everyone hears her, loud and clear.

 

 

 

 

 

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Save The Waves Announces 2018 Wave Saver Of The Year Awards

Santa Cruz, CA (May 17, 2018) As part of the annual Life Is A Wave event, Save The Waves Coalition is excited to announce this year’s Wave Saver awardees, presented by Peak Design.

Honoring an outstanding athlete, environmentalist and business for their unique and noteworthy contributions to protecting our waves and coastlines, this year’s winners are Cliff Kapono, Pro Surfer, Filmmaker and Scientist, ‘Aulani Wilhelm, Senior Vice President of Conservation International’s Center for Oceans, and Tom Stewart Co-founder of Sunski.

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR – CLIFF KAPONO

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Born in Hawaii, Cliff Kapono splits his time among his many passions: professional surfing, science and research, and independent filmmaking. He is currently on a path to obtain a PhD in chemistry from the University of California San Diego, and has produced several publications related to the fields of molecular bioscience. He has also written, produced and directed a handful award-winning films (including several that screened at STWFF stops) which have included a wide variety of topics such as indigenous activism, ocean conservation, and global food health. His current venture, “The Surfer Biome Project”, explores and examines chemicals and bacteria commonly found on surfers in different parts of the world. Most recently he launched the “Pro-Test” with Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii to get sustainable surfboards under the feet of professionals and into the mainstream of the surf industry.

ENVIRONMENTALIST OF THE YEAR – ‘AULANI WILHELM

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As the Senior Vice President of Conservation International’s Center for Oceans, ‘Aulani Wilhelm has more than 20 years of experience in ocean conservation. She led the designation of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument and World Heritage site, the largest marine conservation area in the world and the first of its kind to recognize indigenous relationships to the sea. She is the founder of Island Water, a not for profit organization dedicated to providing clean water and reducing plastic pollution on islands, and Big Ocean, a global network of large-scale marine managed areas. In addition, ‘Aulani is crewmember of the Hokulea and the Polynesian Voyaging Society, and, as a Native Hawaiian, has a deep connection with the people, ecosystems, and traditions of the Pacific.

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR – TOM STEWART, SUNSKIS

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Based in San Francisco, Sunski is an independent sunglasses brand who have undertaken the responsibility to make the world a better place – one shade at a time. As lifetime members of 1% for the Planet, Sunski has donated over $ 100K to environmental non-profits. In May 2018, Sunski launches its first ever collection of frames made entirely of recycled plastic. This material was developed entirely in-house, but still has all the same features as their original, iconic sunglasses. This exciting recycled technology will be complemented by other supply chain improvements over the coming years that further reduce Sunski’s environmental impact.

The Wave Savers will be honored at Save The Waves’ annual benefit in San Francisco, CA on June 21st.

Previous recipients of this award of include Greg Long, Mark Price, Bureo, Ramon Navarro, Sachi Cunningham, Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, Dr. Charles Lester, and Anna Cummins and Dr. Marcus Eriksen of 5 Gyres Institute.

In addition to recognizing our 2018 Wave Savers, the Life Is A Wave will feature a live and silent auction, with live music by Bay Area favorite, Sal’s Greenhouse. All funds raised directly support Save The Waves’ global environmental programs. Learn more and find tickets for Life Is A Wave here.

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The James Beard Awards Rising Star Chef Nominees Answer Burning Food Questions

The James Beard Awards, considered to be the Oscars of the food world, took place on Monday night during a star-studded gala hosted by Carla Hall. The prestigious awards include a category known as Rising Star Chef, which aims to honor a chef under 30 who “displays an impressive talent and who is likely to make a significant impact on the industry in years to come.”

Camille Cogswell took home the award presented by S.Pellegrino (she’s only the second pastry chef to claim the title!)—but all of the nominees are likely to become household names in the restaurant business. Read on to meet the new faces in food.

Camille Cogswell (Zahav, Philadelphia)

What’s your go-to fast food order?
I really love all kinds of fast food, but, whenever I make it back down south, because I’m from North Carolina, I go to Bojangles’ and get the spicy Cajun chicken on a biscuit, with bo-berry biscuits and a three-piece.

When was the last time you were starstruck?
The last time I was starstruck was when I met Sean Brock, which was incredible, because he is a huge influence and a huge celebrity, and just an incredible chef. He is on that pedestal of chefs that I have watched for a long time and looked up to. So that was really cool. At the time, I had nothing to say. I was like just nervously, awkwardly laughing at anything he said, and just had nothing interesting to add to the conversation. And he’s not particularly a chatty person, so I was just standing there, hoping I looked cool.

As a pastry chef, how do you feel about the trendy, over-the-top desserts?
We’re in the business of serving people what they want to eat, and everybody’s take on that is different. I don’t necessarily want to do those things, that’s not my style—but I’m not going to hate on people for eating it if that’s what they think is cool and they want to eat it. It’s excessive and I don’t want to make that stuff or eat it, but more power to you if you do.

Who’s your celebrity chef crush?
Dominique Crenn. Her food is beautiful. She’s so thoughtful. She is beautiful and just seems so sweet and vibrant and fun.

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Clare de Boer (King, NYC)

The menu at your restaurant changes daily, but do you have a favorite dish you cook often?
I absolutely adore fish stew, in all of it’s myriad forms. Throughout the seasons I really love a beautiful fumet with whatever’s been caught that day. When we first opened we had that on the menu every night for the first two weeks as we found our footing, and it definitely helped get us off the ground.

When you’re home, what do you cook for dinner?
I never cook. I’m at the restaurant most of the time, and when I am not there I do not cook. Cooking at home isn’t particularly pleasurable in New York City. I have a crap stove, and the only thing I have in my fridge is Coleman’s mustard. I basically exclusively eat Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean food when I’m not at King. I really think some of the best food here is Asian. There’s such incredible, incredible stuff in Flushing and in Chinatown, and I really just enjoy eating something that tastes totally different.

Is there one food you can’t stand?
Raw bell peppers are on my never-ever list. I think bell peppers are so extraordinary when they’re cooked properly, but raw, I find them entirely inedible.

What’s the one kitchen tool you can’t live without?
A pestle and mortar. I use it for absolutely everything, from sauces to purees. The only piece of equipment I would need is that.

Kevin Tien (Himitsu, Washington, D.C.)

What’s your favorite ingredient to cook with?
I like all vegetables. It’s not one particular ingredient, but I really like going with what’s special each season, because growing up I never appreciated vegetables like any kid probably should appreciate it. I’m really taking the time to appreciate it now. Growing up, we always ate a lot of McDonald’s. I still kind of eat a lot of McDonald’s actually. It’s almost kind of disgusting how much McDonald’s I eat for a week.

What’s your McDonald’s order?
I always get a chicken sandwich. I always get some sort of burger that has multiple patties, a large fries, and I always get a minimum of 10 to 20 chicken nuggets. As a chef, after a long day of work, I think most of us just want something quick. It’s something that’s very comforting.

What’s your favorite cooking show?
When I do have time, I like to watch a lot of Iron Chef because the first cooking show I was ever really interested in was the old school Japanese Iron Chef. Then up growing up in Louisiana I also watched a lot of Emeril Lagasse. I think he’s one of the coolest guys ever.

Are there any food trends that you’d like to see end?
Oh man there’s so many. Any form of trying to turn sushi into something that’s not sushi, like a sushi burger, or sushi pizza. I think really bad poke can die too.

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Sarah Rinkavage (Marisol, Chicago)

What’s one piece of advice you’d give to aspiring chefs?
I would tell them to really find a place that you love and a path that you want to take and really stick with it. Don’t give up. I think I spent seven years at one restaurant, which sounds like a lot for people in our industry, but had I veered off that path, I wouldn’t be where I was today. I think just to really stick with it for a while when you know it’s the right thing. Don’t question it.

What’s your favorite cookbook?
The cookbook that I always go back to is Relae. It’s a restaurant in Copenhagen. I actually lived out there two years ago for a month. I just really like their style and what they do with ingredients. The pictures are beautiful and half the book is about inspiration and technique. Then the other half shows the recipes. I always go back to that one.

What do you eat if you’re indulging?
A good grilled cheese is definitely something I would always go for and still do if I’m out for lunch. And tomato soup. Anything that’s bready—bready, cheesy things are definitely an indulgence. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth.

Is a hot dog a sandwich?
No. I just feel like anything on a bun—like I wouldn’t call a lobster roll a sandwich or a hot dog a sandwich. I don’t know if it’s just because the two sides of the bread are not on top and bottom.

Miles Thompson (Michael’s, Santa Monica)

What’s the one cooking tip you give to novice cooks?
Well if it comes to cooking meat on the grill, I’d say to rub it in kewpie mayonnaise before you grill it and brush it with fish sauce after it comes off. It brings out a lot of the robustness and dimensionality of the meat while making it extra savory and interesting. And if it comes to cooking vegetables, then I typically say treat it as little as possible but shop for the best thing that you possibly can find and afford.

What’s your favorite restaurant in Los Angeles besides Michael’s?
That’s very hard. Can I give you like 10? If I have to give one, it’s really the one that I like go to most, called Ruen Pair. It’s a Thai restaurant in Thai Town in Hollywood. I love it because it’s unbelievably consistent. It’s open until 3:00 am and it’s incredibly delicious. My go-to order is Chinese sausage fried rice with pineapple. Recently I’ve been getting a spicy pork salad and then the sausage, turnip, and egg bake, which is basically an overcooked omelet that’s delicious.

What’s you favorite flavor of ice cream?
Coffee, hands down.

What is your stance on airplane food?
I will always eat food on an airplane because I’m always hungry. That’s my real answer. I’m not a snob about it. I think that it’s gotten better. I’ve had some like actually really good airplane meals on Chinese airlines flying to Canada. So there’s hope yet.


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Lupita Nyong’o, left, and Chadwick Boseman and Danai Gurira in a scene from Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther.”

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Black Panther” will get its first shot at some awards show love as the top nominee at next month’s MTV Movie & TV Awards .

The global smash hit garnered seven nominations including for stars Chadwick Boseman, Letitia Wright and Michael B. Jordan. The second leading nominee is Netflix’s series “Stranger Things,” which received six nominations including for best show.

The breezy award show’s best movie category is stuffed full of superheroes, with “Black Panther,” ”Avengers: Infinity War” and “Wonder Woman” competing against “Girls Trip” and “IT.”

The top show nominees include “13 Reasons Why,” ”Game of Thrones,” ”grown-ish” and Riverdale.

For the second year in a row, actors will compete in genderless categories. The show maintains its light touch, however, with awards presented for Most Frightened Performance, Best Fight and Best Kiss.

Tiffany Haddish will host the show, which will be presented on June 18 in Santa Monica, California.

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It was the kind of room, the kind of evening really, that could induce “pinch me” moments at every turn.

In a long, fire engine red dress model Duckie Thot was trying to find just the right pose for the photo booth. Principal ballerina Misty Copeland embraced fellow American Ballet Theater dancer Isabella Boylston with a glee reminiscent of “omg, I haven’t seen you in forever!” Trailblazers like feminist icon Gloria Steinem and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor sat casually among Hollywood stars and journalists.

Steinem, in reflecting on her decades long work fighting for women, told The Daily Beast, “I can’t imagine anything more interesting, more rewarding, more angering, more worthwhile.” Discussing the current #MeToo moment and intergenerational work required for lasting change she said, “I’m always hopeful because I remember when it was worse, that’s one of the good things about being older and fortunately I work with women who well understand that it should be better, have energy and anger and together we make a movement.”

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2018 WSL Big Wave Awards Celebrate World Record for Biggest Wave Ever Surfed

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SANTA MONICA, Calif./USA (Saturday, April 28, 2018) –  The world’s best big wave surfers gathered in Santa Monica tonight for the 2018 World Surf League (WSL) Big Wave Awards. The show at the Red Bull Headquarters awarded the best rides of the past year, including a new World Record from Brazil’s Rodrigo Koxa.
Rodrigo Koxa is now the official World Record holder for the biggest wave ever surfed in history after being awarded the Quiksilver XXL Biggest Wave award tonight. The judging panel for the Big Wave Awards concluded that the record-breaking wave surfed by Koxa at Nazaré, Portugal on November 8, 2017 was 80 feet (24.38 meters) overtaking Garrett McNamara’s record, whose wave was marked at 78 feet (23.77 meters) in 2011. The Quiksilver XXL Biggest Wave Award goes to the surfer who, by any means available, catches the biggest wave of the year. Not only did Koxa win this year’s honor, but he now holds the Guinness World Record for the biggest wave surfed.

“I try to surf big waves all my life and I had a huge experience in 2014 where I almost died at Nazaré,” Koxa said. “Four months later, I had bad dreams, I didn’t travel, I got scared, and my wife helped me psychologically. Now, I’m just so happy and this is the best day of my life. Thank you to WSL, it’s a dream come true.”

The Ride of the Year showcases the most remarkable big-wave imagery of surfers racing down giant waves, and Ian Walsh’s incredible barrel ride at the 2018 Pe’ahi Challenge earned him this year’s award. Walsh also earned the Tube of the Year Award for the same wave.

“For this wave, I feel like in a lot of ways more than catching this wave, this wave caught me,” Walsh said. “It’s a great snapshot of the comradery of our sport and I feel like we all rode this wave together as a unit. Congratulations to all the other outstanding nominees who are helping progress this sport, and the water safety that’s progressed with us to allow us to do that. I thank all the surfers before us, all the surfers right now, and all the kids that will surely take this sport to unprecedented heights. Let’s all do our part to keep the oceans clean and the beaches better than we found them.”

Paige Alms earned the Hydro Flask Women’s Best Performance of the Year Award for the third time in her career. In addition to celebrating the back-to-back win, Alms was also honored for defending her Big Wave Tour Crown after winning the Pe’ahi Challenge again this season. The first women’s WSL Big Wave competition was held in 2017, and Alms has dominated the big wave surfing scene since. Next season, Alms will battle to defend her Big Wave Title for an unprecedented third-straight win as the tour sees competitions at Pe’ahi in Hawaii and Mavericks in California.

“I just want to say thank you to all the nominees, this is a really fun platform to show our sport,” said Alms. “Congratulations to all the female nominees tonight, I feel like you all push me to be a better surfer and a better person. I really like being able to call all of you my friends. You’re all so inspiring. I’d also like to thank all the photographers and videographers who are putting this spotlight on us out of the pure joy they have for the sport.”

Up-and-comer Lucas “Chumbo” Chianca earned the Men’s Best Overall Performance Award after showcasing incredible surfing this season, including his win at the Nazaré Challenge earlier this year. The 22-year-old will undoubtedly be one to watch in the upcoming season as he joins the Big Wave Tour full-time.

2016 Paddle Award winner Aaron Gold dominated the Paddle category again this year for his wave at Pe’ahi on January 14, 2018. Gold still holds the record for the biggest paddle-in wave ever surfed at 63 feet (19.2 meters) from 2016. This year’s award-winning wave was measured at 55 feet (16.76 meters).

Andrew Cotton, the standout big wave surfer representing the United Kingdom, took home one of the night’s most anticipated awards, the Wipeout of the Year Award. Unfortunately, Cotton’s gut-wrenching fall at Nazaré led to a broken l2 vertebrae and sidelined the big wave charger for six months. Cotton has been recovering since the accident and is working to return to the water to earn the Ride of the Year and Biggest Wave awards next season.

“I’d like to thank the Nazaré crew, the Mayor, and the community there,” said Cotton. “They’ve become like a family to me. Can’t thank my own family enough for putting up with all the last minute travels and schedule they deal with, it’s incredible. Since that day of the injury, I’ve progressed more each day and now I’m just looking to get back out there on the waves I love to surf. This is the dream of any big wave surfer is to be in the XXL Awards and to get on tour, but for me, it’s always been about Biggest Wave or Ride of the Year. It’s amazing to be up there in front of your heroes after being out for over six months and my goal is to be back out there in the summer or by October to really start charging again.”

2018 WSL Big Wave Award Winners:

TUBE OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER
Ian Walsh  (Haiku, Hawaii, USA) at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii on October 28, 2017.
(Photo by Richard Hallman.)

WIPEOUT OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER
Andrew Cotton (Braunton, Devon, United Kingdom) at Nazaré, Portugal on November 8, 2017.
(Video by Pedro Miranda.)

BIGGEST PADDLE AWARD WINNER
Aaron Gold (Haleiwa, Hawaii, USA) at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii on January 14, 2018.
(Photo by Brent Broza.)

QUIKSILVER XXL BIGGEST WAVE AWARD WINNER
Rodrigo Koxa (Guarujá, SP, Brazil) at Nazaré, Portugal on November 8, 2017.
(Photo by Pedro Cruz.)

RIDE OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER
Ian Walsh
 (Haiku, Hawaii, USA) at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii on October 28, 2017.
(Video by Dan Norkunas.)

HYDRO FLASK WOMEN’S BEST PERFORMANCE AWARD WINNERS
1 – Paige Alms (Haiku, Hawaii, USA)
2 – Justine Dupont (Seignosse, France)
3 – Maya Gabeira (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
4 – Keala Kennelly (Haleiwa, Hawaii, USA)
5 – Bianca Valenti (Mill Valley, California, USA)

MEN’S BEST OVERALL PERFORMANCE AWARD NOMINEES
1 – Lucas Chianca (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
2 – Kai Lenny (Haiku, Hawaii, USA)
3 – Grant Baker (Durban, South Africa)– 2018/2019 BWT Qualifier 
4 – Billy Kemper (Haiku, Hawaii, USA)
5 – Ian Walsh (Haiku, Hawaii, USA)
6 – Nathan Florence (Haleiwa, Hawaii, USA) – 2018/2019 BWT Qualifier 
7 – Jojo Roper (San Diego, California, USA) – 2018/2019 BWT Qualifier 
8 – Jamie Mitchell (Burleigh Heads, Queensland, Australia)
9 – Russell Bierke (Ulladulla, New South Wales, Australia) – 2018/2019 BWT Qualifier 
10 – Ryan Hipwood (Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia) – 2018/2019 BWT First Alternate

To view the award-winning rides from the 2018 WSL Big Wave Awards, check out WorldSurfLeague.com/BigWaveAwards.

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Kaiser Permanente Honored With 14 Environmental Excellence Awards

In recognition of its advancement of and commitment to health care sustainability, Kaiser Permanente has received 14 Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards, including the designation of its San Jose Medical Center as one of the top 25 hospitals in the country for environmental excellence. The 2018 awards will be presented May 9 at the conclusion of Practice Greenhealth and Health Care Without Harm’s CleanMed Conference in San Diego.

Practice Greenhealth is the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. The Environmental Excellence Awards are given each year to honor environmental achievement in the health care sector. Kaiser Permanente has been recognized by Practice Greenhealth for its sustainability work every year since the awards program began in 2002.

At San Jose Medical Center, Green Team leaders Elizabeth Bailey, director of Food and Clinical Nutrition Services, and Cindy Soliday, director of the Genetics Department, have made it their mission to engage their fellow environmental champions to take on sustainability initiatives that touch every part of the facility. With the more than 40 members on the SJMC Green Team and a physician champion in pediatrician Thomas Nachbaur, MD, Soliday and Bailey have been able to influence projects ranging from upgrading the heating and air-conditioning system and installing “smart” irrigation, to holding an annual e-waste collection day and an upcoming “paper fast” to reduce unnecessary printing.

They even worked with an employee from a nearby Kaiser Permanente data center to analyze the hospital’s sustainability data, which helped reveal new priorities.

“It’s a labor of love. This is something we feel personally very passionately about,” Soliday said.  “It’s good not only for our medical center, but for our communities at large.”

Kaiser Permanente’s awards recognize the commitment, embodied in its 2025 Environmental Stewardship Goals and executed by employees and physicians across the organization, to buying safer products, conserving energy, using solar and wind power, and managing waste.

“These recognitions are yet another confirmation that Kaiser Permanente is moving in the right direction to set policies and pursue projects that improve the health of our members, our communities and our planet,” said Kathy Gerwig, Kaiser Permanente’s vice president for employee safety, health and wellness and its environmental stewardship officer. “Climate health is directly tied to human health, and in order to fulfill Kaiser Permanente’s mission, we must continue to work toward a greener future within our walls and beyond.”

The full list of Kaiser Permanente’s Environmental Excellence awards includes:

  • Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award: Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center
  • Circle of Excellence for Environmentally Preferable Purchasing: Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center
  • Circle of Excellence for Greening the Operating Room: Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center
  • Circle of Excellence for Climate: Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center
  • Greening the Operating Room: Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center
  • Partners for Change Emerald:
    • Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center
    • Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center
    • Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center
  • Partner for Change:
    • Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center
    • Kaiser Permanente Georgia Region
    • Kaiser Permanente Ontario Medical Center
    • Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center
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The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center , announces that multi-discipline creative artist Lin-Manuel Miranda will receive the 18th Monte Cristo Award . An alumnus of the O’Neill, Miranda’s first professional production was at the O’Neill’s National Music Theater Conference with In The Heights in 2005. A gala dinner featuring a conversation with the honoree will be held at the Edison Ballroom New York on Monday, April 30, 2018.
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Queen Bey Awards $100,000 in Scholarship Funds to 4 HBCU Universities


Bey came to slay at Coachella this year, but she didn’t stop when she left the stage. Beyoncé announced Monday that Xavier, Wilberforce, Tuskegee and Bethune-Cookman universities will each receive a $ 25,000 scholarship from her charity for the 2018-2019 academic year.

All four schools are on the Historically Black Colleges and Universities list, higher-education institutions in the United States that were established before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with the intent to serve primarily the African-American community.

The new scholarships are part of the Homecoming Scholars Award Program organized by Beyoncé’s philanthropic initiative, BeyGOOD.

Students interested in studying literature, creative arts, African-American studies, science, education, business, communications, social sciences, computer science or engineering are eligible to apply.

“We salute the rich legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” Ivy McGregor, Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Relations at Parkwood Entertainment, which houses BeyGOOD, said in a statement. “We honor all institutions of higher learning for maintaining culture and creating environments for optimal learning which expands dreams and the seas of possibilities for students.”

This is the second time Queen Bey has bestowed scholarship money to U.S. universities. In 2017, BeyGOOD’s Formation Scholars program awarded a total of four scholarships to female students at Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design and Spelman College.   

Details and application deadlines for this year’s scholarship program will be available through the colleges, so contact the financial assistance office at Xavier, Wilberforce, Tuskegee or Bethune-Cookman for details.

If your school or major isn’t part of the Homecoming Scholars Award initiative, check out our massive list of 100 college scholarships for more opportunities.

Lisa McGreevy is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder.

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Carrie Underwood’s Return and Everything You Need to Know About the ACM Awards

Get ready for one of country music’s biggest nights! Us Weekly has everything you need to know about the upcoming 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

What Time?

The ACMs will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at 8 p.m. ET.

Who’s Hosting?

Reba McEntire is set to host the 53rd ACMs. The country music legend spoke to Rolling Stone about returning as the host for the first time since 2012.

“Since I had turned that duty over to Blake [Shelton] and Luke [Bryan] and then Luke and Dierks [Bentley], they just came back around and asked if I would be interested. I said, ‘Sure!’ I miss it. When you’re sitting at the awards show and you’re out in the audience, once you’ve gotten the honors of hosting, you’re sitting there kind of wondering what’s going on backstage and you miss being a part of that excitement,” she told the mag.

Who’s Performing?

Carrie Underwood is returning to the stage to perform her new single, “Pretty Cry,” for the first time since she revealed she fell down the stairs outside her Nashville home in November 2017. “The Champion” singer told fans in a January blog post that she got “between 40 to 50 stitches” on her face and broke her wrist.

“I’m doing pretty darn good these days!” Underwood wrote on Tuesday, April 10, in another blog post. “My wrist is almost back to normal, about 90 percent there … and the docs say that last 10 percent will come in time. And my face has been healing pretty nicely as well. I definitely feel more like myself than I have in a while.”

Other performers include Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Shelton, Kelsea Ballerini, Kelly Clarkson, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Maren Morris, Lady Antebellum, Thomas Rhett, Kenny Chesney, Bebe Rexha and Julia Michaels.

Who’s Nominated?

Chris Stapleton leads the pack with eight nominations, but Rhett follows closely behind with six noms. Stapleton, Bryan, Aldean, Keith Urban and Garth Brooks are set to compete for Entertainer of the Year.

The 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards air on CBS Sunday, April 15, at 8 p.m. ET.

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The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and KNEKT TV are partnering on an inaugural digital telecast of the 45th annual Daytime Emmy Awards taking place April 29, Variety has learned exclusively. “NATAS is thrilled to have this partnership which gives us the potential of the largest world-wide audience we have ever had,” NATAS […]

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New York judge awards Nazi-looted artworks to Holocaust victim’s heirs in key test case

(Reuters) – A New York judge on Thursday awarded title of two Nazi-looted drawings by noted Austrian painter Egon Schiele to a Holocaust victim’s heirs in what art experts viewed as a key test case of a U.S. law designed to ease the recovery of such stolen works.


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2018 Outstanding Mother Awards’ Honorees Revealed

MOTHER’S DAY HONOREES: Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation; Artemis Patrick, chief merchandising officer, Sephora; Jessica Simpson, entertainer, founder and chief executive officer of Jessica Simpson Collection, and Jan Singer, ceo of Victoria’s Secret Lingerie, will be honored at the 40th Annual Outstanding Mother Awards.

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The annual luncheon ceremony will be held Friday, May 11 at 12 p.m. at The Pierre Hotel in New York.
Joanna Coles, chief content officer of Hearst Magazines and a 2015 Outstanding Mother Award Honoree, will serve as mistress of ceremonies for the event.
Laurie Dowley, chairwoman of the National Mother’s Day Committee, said, “In a time [when] it feels especially important to recognize the accomplishments and strength of women working both in and outside the home, these women help to inspire others and epitomize everything this award represents.”
Proceeds of the 2018 awards luncheon will benefit Save the Children’s U.S. Programs, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to making lasting positive change in the lives of children living in poverty in the U.S.

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Zendaya, John Cena And Many More Deliver Touching Speeches Honoring The ‘March For Our Lives’ On ‘Kids’ Choice Awards!’

This year’s Kids’ Choice Awards was very political as The March for Our Lives protests were what most stars talked about at the awards show. In fact, it was even part of the opening monologue of none other than the […]
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Naomi Campbell Will Receive Fashion Icon Award at 2018 CFDA Awards

Naomi Campbell will be the recipient of the 2018 CFDA Fashion Icon Award. The CFDA today announced Campbell via Instagram, as it did the other nominees last week.
Issa Rae, best known for her HBO show “Insecure,” for which she has received two consecutive Best Actress Golden Globe nominations, is hosting the awards June 4 at the Brooklyn Museum.
As for the evening’s other honorees, Diane von Furstenberg will receive the Swarovski Award for Positive Change. Narciso Rodriguez will receive the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award. Carolina Herrera will receive the Founder’s Award in honor of CFDA founder Eleanor Lambert. Edward Enninful will receive the Media Award in honor of Eugenia Sheppard. Donatella Versace will receive the International Award.

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Isko Names Finalists for I-skool Denim Talent Awards

CASTELFRANCO VENETO, Italy — Leading Turkish denim mill Isko has unveiled the finalists for its Isko I-skool Denim Talent Awards with a three-day trip to the company’s Creative Room design and research headquarters here, from March 18 to 20.
The award ceremony for the best designs will take place in July, although a date and location have yet to be disclosed.
The company selected 20 projects among the 216 submitted by fashion students hailing from countries including the U.S., China, Italy and South Korea, among others. The finalists were invited to Castelfranco Veneto to visit Isko’s design department and attend seminars, workshops and research programs.
The next generation of fashion designers were challenged to develop a manifesto and a collection around the “Undocumented” theme, focusing on a new take on denim. “Denim has been the lead in dressing social changes over the past 200 years, I believe it can be like that in the future as well, if you think out of the box,” said Isko’s brand director Fabio Di Liberto.
“For the fifth edition [of the contest] we focused on giving the students the chance to become change agents,” continued Di Liberto, highlighting how he noticed the students are improving their skills every

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DJ Khaled’s “Wild Thoughts” Featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller Wins Hip-Hop Song of the Year at 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards

DJ Khaled picked up the award for Hip-Hop Song of the Year for his summer jam “Wild Thoughts” featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller.

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The iHeartRadio Music Awards Looks That Have Us Talking

The 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards kick off tonight to celebrate the most popular iHeartRadio hits. Hosted by Hailey Baldwin and DJ Khaled at The Forum in Los Angeles, the star-studded event will see performances from the Backstreet Boys, Ed Sheeran, Eminem and Cardi B. Speaking with us last week, Baldwin teased of an exciting outfit lineup for the show and promised there’d be lots of sparkles. Taking to the red carpet, the model’s first look of the evening delivers exactly that: head-to-toe sparkles in a ornate metallic pantsuit number. Keep clicking for the rest of the looks that have us talking.

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World’s Best Surfers Honored at WSL Awards

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COOLANGATTA, Queensland/AUS (Thursday, March 8, 2018) – The world’s best surfers were honored tonight at the World Surf League (WSL) Awards — the event that celebrates the achievements of the 2017 season and officially opens the 2018 WSL Championship Tour (CT) year.
Recognition was delivered to those who have contributed to the sport, including the Heat of the Year, Move of the Year, and the WSL Champions across all Tours.

Heat of the Year: Lakey Peterson (USA) vs. Carissa Moore (HAW) Quarterfinal at Trestles / Gabriel Medina (BRA) vs. Julian Wilson (AUS) Final in Tahiti
Move of the Year: Carissa Moore (HAW) at Trestles / John John Florence (HAW) at Margaret River
Wave of the Year: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) in Maui / Filipe Toledo (BRA) at J-Bay

WSL Junior Champions: Vahine Fiera (PYF) and Finn McGill (HAW)
WSL Qualifying Series Champions: Johanne Defay (FRA) and Griffin Colapinto (USA)
WSL Longboard Champions: Honolua Blomfield (HAW) and Taylor Jensen (USA)
WSL Big Wave Tour Champions: Paige Alms (HAW) and Billy Kemper (HAW)

CT Rookies of the Year: Bronte Macaulay (AUS) and Connor O’Leary (AUS)
WSL Women’s Runner-Up: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS)
WSL Men’s Runner-Up: Gabriel Medina (BRA)
WSL Women’s Champion: Tyler Wright (AUS)
WSL Men’s Champion: John John Florence (HAW)

“It is fitting that today is International Women’s Day as I’d like to thank all of the inspirational women in my life,” Wright said. “My mum and my aunties who were in Maui to celebrate with me. To Steph Gilmore and Layne Beachley, you two are my biggest inspirations in surfing. I’d also love to thank my coach Glenn (Hall) and his wife, Jemma (Hall), you two are so important to me and have helped so much in the last two years with everything from surfing to just talking, it means the world. 2017 was so special for so many reasons but one of the best parts was watching my brother Owen (Wright) come back. It was amazing and heart-wrenching all at the same time. Getting over my knee injury at the end of the year was tough but thanks to all of the support I got through it and I am back up here today, so thanks to all of my support crew.”

“Accepting this trophy for the second year in a row is so special to me,” Florence said. “Last year, I really learned to step back and enjoy everything — the wins, the losses, just everything that we go through on tour — and it really made it a fun year. It is crazy to see the level of surfing that we have on the Championship Tour. Everyone continues to push the boundaries and to be a part of that is amazing. It’s so cool to see where surfing is going. I’d like to thank all of my fellow competitors for pushing me. I couldn’t do this without that inspiration. I’d love to thank my mom and everything she has done for me and my brothers. I’d also like to thank my crew on tour.”

The 2018 WSL CT will commence with the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast starting Sunday, March 11 through March 22, 2018.

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‘The Shape of Water’ Named Best Picture at the 90th Academy Awards

'The Shape of Water' Named Best Picture at the 90th Academy Awards

The Shape of Water won the Oscar for Best Picture at the 90th Academy Awards, one of the few surprises of this year's ceremony. Additionally, the movie won for Best Production Design, Best Original Score and Best Director, for Guillermo del Toro's incredible vision. With just four wins, the fantasy drama was the most honored film of the night. 

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“Get Out’ Wins Best Film, Director At Independent Spirit Awards

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Peele‘s “Get Out” won best film and best director on Saturday at the 33rd Independent Film Spirit Awards, a day before the horror sensation will vie for top honors at the Academy Awards.

The wins for Peele’s directorial debut gave the Spirits, a celebration of indie filmmaking, something unusual: a box-office behemoth. Made for just $ 4.5 million, “Get Out” grossed $ 255 million worldwide.

“We are in the beginning of a renaissance right now, where stories from the outsider, stories from the people in this room, the same stories that independent filmmakers have been telling for years are being honored and recognized and celebrated,” Peele said.

Peele was presented the award for best director by Spike Lee, whom Peele said paved his way. “Let’s make no mistake,” he said. “I wouldn’t be standing here if wasn’t for this man.”

“Get Out” is only the second horror film to win best picture at the Spirits. The other was 2010’s “Black Swan.”

“This project didn’t start as a statement,” said Peele. “It began as me wanting to make a film in my favorite genre. I sat down and would smoke a little weed and try to write a mind-bending horror film, my favorite genre and at some point I followed the truth and I realized there are people locked up for smoking less weed than I smoked writing the movie.”

Held in a beachside tent on a floor soaked through from rain earlier in the day, the Spirit Awards are the dressed-down, boozy prelude to Sunday’s Academy Awards.

But as the Oscars have gravitated toward honoring indie films, the two have come closer to mirroring each other. The last four Spirit winners for best film (“Moonlight,” ”Spotlight,” ”Birdman,” ”12 Years a Slave”) have won best picture at the Oscars.

“It’s Saturday,” Peele said backstage of his Oscar expectations. “Tomorrow’s tomorrow. That’s what’s up.”

The Spirits are also a party to mark the (almost) end of a long and sometimes repetitive awards season.

“I continue to be amazed that you let me get to the microphone. What are you crazy?” said Frances McDormand, who again won best actress for her performance in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” ”Do you know how hard it’s been not to swear over the last couple of months? Because this awards convention goes on for (expletive) forever.”

Allison Janney likewise continued her sweep of the best supporting actress awards for “I, Tonya.” The supporting actor Oscar favorite Sam Rockwell (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”) added to his string of awards.

Timothee Chalamet, the “Call Me By Your Name” breakthrough star, took best actor, a category that at the Spirits didn’t include the Oscar favorite Gary Oldman. The 22-year-old said he was trying to savor the moment.

“I don’t know if this kind of thing is ever going to happen again,” said Chalamet.

Returning hosts John Mulaney and Nick Kroll opened with a lively monologue that managed to touch on everything from Donald Trump, Harvey Weinstein and Brett Ratner to the pronunciation of Saoirse Ronan’s name (“Sour Shoes Ronan,” Mulaney said) and Mulaney’s wife’s infatuation with “Call Me By Your Name’s” Timothee Chalamet.

Mulaney said he once had a meeting with Weinstein where the fallen mogul proclaimed that his legacy, and what would be written on his tombstone, wouldn’t be for the films he’s done, that it’d be for “Project Runway.”

“Your tombstone isn’t going to say ‘Project Runway.’ It’s going to say double XL unmarked grave,” Mulaney said.

Kroll and Mulaney joked about separating the artist from the art for some of the men accused of misconduct.

“Like with Kevin Spacey: Can we still love ‘K-PAX?” Kroll pondered.

Added Mulaney: “Or Woody Allen and his last 21 unwatchable films? Can we still not watch them?”

“Lady Bird” writer-director Greta Gerwig won best screenplay for her partly autobiographical family drama.

“Thank you to my parents for watching the plays that I put on in the living room and thank you to my brother and sister for acting in them,” said Gerwig.

Dee Rees’ “Mudbound” received the Robert Altman Award, an ensemble honor given to one film’s director, casting director and cast. In an impassioned speech, Rees celebrated each element of the film, a Netflix release, and concluded by pronouncing: “‘Mudbound’ is cinema.”

Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon won best first screenplay for “The Big Sick,” which they based on the real-life drama of the beginning of their own relationship. They are also up for the original screenplay award at the Oscars. They both thanked their parents, who provided some of the inspiration for the parents in the film, with some artistic license.

“My dad never cheated on my mom,” said Gordon. “That was something we made up for the movie.”

“That we know of,” quipped Nanjiani.

The social-media satire “Ingrid Goes West,” starring Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen, won best first feature. Sebastián Lelio’s “A Fantastic Woman,” from Chile, won best international film. The film, about a transgender woman whose partner has died, is up for best foreign picture at the Academy Awards.

“I thought the film was going to encounter, to say the least division, and that hasn’t been the case,” Lelio said backstage. “What surprises me most is that the film has been understood.”

“The Rider” director Chloe Zhao was given the inaugural Bonnie Award, for a mid-career female director, which includes a $ 50,000 grant. Agnes Varda, the 89-year-old French filmmaking legend, won best documentary with her co-director JR for their “Faces Places,” also a nominee at Sunday’s Oscars.

Winners are chosen by Film Independent, which includes critics, filmmakers, actors, festival programmers, past winners and nominees, and members of its board. The Spirit Awards cap nominees at a budget of $ 20 million or less, which eliminates some bigger-budget awards contenders like “Dunkirk.”

But the film many consider the Oscar front-runner — Guillermo del Toro’s modestly budgeted “The Shape of Water,” up for a leading 13 nominations Sunday — was completely overlooked by the Spirits.

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Performers Including Mary Mary And Snoop Announced For 2018 Stellar Awards

Performers have been announced for the 2018 Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, including the reunion of sister act, Mary Mary (Erica Campbell and Tina Campbell), and Snoop Dogg performing songs from his new gospel album “Songs of Love.”

The show will include an all-star tribute to the late, great Edwin Hawkins, with his sister Lynette Hawkins accepting the Edwin Hawkins Icon Award in his honor.

 

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Celebrated as a “transcendent night of gospel music,” the ceremony will also feature performances by Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Travis Greene, Tye Tribbett, Anthony Brown & group therAPy, Kierra Sheard, KeKe Wyatt, Jonathan McReynolds, Tasha Page-Lockhart, Todd Dulaney, Koryn Hawthorne and Ricky Dillard & New G,among others.

Kirk Franklin is back as host of the show, which returns to Las Vegas’ Orleans Arena on Saturday, March 24.

The Stellar Awards telecast will premiere on TV One on Friday, March 30 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT and air in broadcast syndication on 130 stations in more than 110 markets around the country March 31 – May 6, 2018.

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Mary Mary will open the show with their first performance in more than six years. Snoop Dogg will take the stage with Tye Tribbett.

Also, producer Don Jackson will bestow special honors upon gospel greats who have made significant contributions to the genre. Tamela Mann is this year’s recipient of the James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award and the legendary Rev. Milton Biggham will receive The Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones Legends Award.

Stellar Honors Hall of Fame Inductees includes Kurt Carr, Ben Tankard, and Dr. Marabeth Gentry – President of the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses.

The Stellar Awards show taping is open to the public, with ticket prices ranging from $ 50 – $ 200 at www.ticketmaster.com.

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In 2017, the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), which oversees vote counting and results distribution at the Academy Awards, caused a scandal for mixing up the envelopes that contained the names of the Best Picture winners.

It was another Oscars controversy that got PwC working with the Academy Awards in the first place.

The story took place in the very early years of the Academy Awards, in the 1930s, when there were rumors that Warner Brothers head honchos told the Academy members from their studio not to vote to nominate Bette Davis for Best Actress for her critically acclaimed role in Of Human Bondage, the film adaptation of the W. Somerset Maugham novel made by rival studio RKO.

At the time, Hollywood actors were usually tied to a studio, and Davis belonged to Warner Brothers. But in her memoir A Lonely Life, she described the early roles the studio gave her as “horrors.” She didn’t have her breakout role until 1934’s Of Human Bondage, and everyone was very aware that the movie wasn’t made by her home studio.

“It is an interesting fact that most people believe that Of Human Bondage was my first picture, although I had made twenty-one films before it,” she writes in her memoir A Lonely Life. “Two years of posing as Miss Fourth of July and Little Miss Clothes Horse for the fan magazines—two years of hard work and indignities and a rival studio, not Warners, gave me my true beginning.”

Before that role, she had demanded repeatedly that studio exec Jack Warner loan her out, and he eventually gave in “because she was driving him crazy,” Monica Roxanne Sandler, author of an article on politics at the early Oscars, which was published in the journal Media Industries in 2015, tells TIME. Sandler explains that it’s thought that Warner relented as if to say, “you’re not a big star, so go do this stupid film.”

To Warner’s surprise, however, the movie did well. Really well.

The 26-year-old starred as the waitress-turned-prostitute Mildred Rogers, a role that TIME described as notable for being “in the first part she has ever had which has required more than handsome clothes and an enigmatic expression,” in its 1934 review. LIFE magazine called it “probably the best performance ever recorded on the screen by a U.S. actress.

RKO Radio Pictures—Getty ImagesBette Davis in a scene from the film Of Human Bondage, 1934.

According to Ed Sikov, author of Dark Victory: The Life of Bette Davis, these rave reviews about Davis’ success with another studio humiliated Jack Warner, and he felt pressured to give her better roles, even though he really wanted to punish her by giving her mediocre roles.

Based on the reviews, she seemed like a shoe-in for an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. She did her own PR to promote her role in the movie, including for the Best Actress nomination, “in a way most actors hadn’t done before,” Sandler tells TIME.

But she didn’t get an Oscar nomination, leading to backlash over the perceived snub.

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One article in Photoplay, one of the first U.S. fan magazines, quoted a postman as saying “My son and I have been talking about this Academy passing up Bette Davis. It’s a darn outrage . . . and I think Photoplay ought to give ’em the devil!’” Looking back at that time, the American actor Joan Blondell once reflected, “when they left Bette out, we all began taking a closer look and decided, ‘Hey, something’s rotten in Beverly Hills.’” The Academy believes that uproar marked “the first time there had been such a negative reaction to the selections.”

Rumors started spreading that producers had interfered, which got actors even more fired up because the 1930s was a period where creative labor was just getting unionized. Davis joined the cries of conspiracy, some of which Sandler says were rumored to have been spread by her publicist.

“My bosses helped them by sending instructions to all their personnel to vote for somebody else,” Davis claimed in her memoir A Lonely Life. “My failure to receive the award created such a scandal that gave me more publicity that if I had won it. Syndicated columnists spread the word ‘foul’ and the public stood behind me like an army. Not since that decision in 1934 was so cavalier a verdict allowed to take place. Price Waterhouse was asked to step in the next year to count the votes, which they have done ever since.”

Before the firm was hired, votes had been counted internally by people who were involved with the Academy and thus might have a vested interest in the result. The secret envelopes were added in 1941, after a reporter broke an embargo on the results. (Price Waterhouse later became PricewaterhouseCoopers through a merger.)

In an interview with Playboy published in July 1982, Davis added that, “All of the studios used to divide the prizes up, really. They’re much fairer today than they were.”

Davis did get a nomination the following year, for the Warner Brothers picture Dangerous, but she took to the streets — well, the red carpet — to express her dissatisfaction, intentionally sporting an unflattering dress that resembled a domestic’s uniform as a form of protest. Male winners like John Ford and Dudley Nichols also protested that year, as part of their unions’ push for fairer contracts.

When Davis won the prize, she saw it as only a “consolation prize” and was unhappy. (She had reason to think so: TIME called the movie “a second-rate picture with first-rate trimmings.”) “The following day, she walked out of Warner Brothers,” says Sandler. “she was trying to break her contract, it wasn’t successful.”

Hulton Archive—Getty ImagesActor Bette Davis and producer Jack Warner, one of the founders of Warner Bros. Pictures, hold Davis’s Oscar for Best Actress for <i>Dangerous</i> at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California, on March 5, 1936.

She felt demoralized. As she wrote in her memoir, “There was no change in the Warner attitude after all this acclaim. I was made to trudge through the professional swamp at Warners brimming over with frustration and rage…I might just as well have been any of the stock girls under contract…they still didn’t know that I had no desire to be just a glamour girl.”

But Davis would get revenge over those who snubbed her. In 1941, she became the Academy’s first female president at just 33 years old, though her brief tenure was controversial. (“As the only woman so honored, I was frankly proud. But it was just this pride that shortened the tenure of my office,” she wrote in her memoir.)

And her protests didn’t affect the studio’s ability to sell tickets. LIFE put her on the cover of its Jan. 23, 1939, issue because she was “Warner Bros.’ top box-office star.” And a decade after Of Human Bondage came out, Davis and fellow actresses would be further vindicated. After Olivia de Havilland sued Warner Brothers over similar contract issues, a court ruled that contracts limiting an actor to one studio were illegal.

That change introduced the agent-centric system that remains in play today. And for the envelope-counting, PricewaterhouseCoopers — despite the snags along the way — remains in play too.


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Are Cheryl and Liam Payne breaking up, are they married and what really happened at 2018 Brit Awards?

CHERYL and Liam Payne went public with their romance in 2016 and welcomed baby son Bear in March 2017.

After it was revealed their relationship was in crisis, the couple put on a united front at Tuesday’s Brit Awards. Yet just 24 hours, Liam left Cheryl to fly to Miami. Here’s the lowdown on what’s going on..

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Could Cheryl and Liam really be about to split?

Less than 24 hours after putting on a united front at the Brit Awards 2018, Liam was back on the road again and jetted out to Miami – leaving Cheryl and baby Bear at home.

The couple had walked the red carpet together at the awards bash on Tuesday, despite their relationship crisis.

Cheryl was there to support boyfriend Liam Payne who performed his song For You from the new Fifty Shades Freed film on stage with Rita Ora.

The couple were interviewed at their table by host Jack Whitehall during which Cheryl jokingly revealed her ‘safe word’.

Later on the presenter made a cheeky quip about Liam and Rita’s hot ‘chemistry’ after a steamy performance.

However, on February 18, 2018 The Sun on Sunday revealed that despite holding crisis talks about the future of their relationship, pals fear the showbiz couple could be on the verge of splitting.

The 10-year age gap between the two and Liam’s pursuit of a solo career are the main reasons believed to be behind the rumours.

A source close to the couple revealed: “There’s a big age gap between them. If they didn’t have Bear then they would have most likely split up by now.

“But they love their son. And they do care for each other so it’s now a matter of seeing if there’s a final way forward to try and make it work.”

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Liam and Cheryl have been having relationship trouble of late
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What were the marriage rumours?

In May 2017 Liam sparked rumours he and Cheryl had secretly wed after he described her as his “wife” during a US radio interview.

Meanwhile, Cheryl, 34, has already been married twice before, and according to OK! Magazine, “doesn’t want a circus” if and when she weds Liam.

In July 2017 Liam was forced to finally admit that he hasn’t married Cheryl, saying he merely refers to Cheryl as “the Mrs” in a colloquial sense.

Liam subsequently hinted he may never marry Cheryl as he says “weddings aren’t for him”.

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Who was Cheryl married to before?

The former Girls Aloud singer first tied the knot with footballer Ashley Cole in 2006 but the couple split in 2010 following allegations Ashley had been unfaithful.

Their divorce was granted in September of that year.

Cheryl then went on to marry businessman Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini in July 2014 after a whirlwind three-month romance.

However the marriage fell apart and after months of speculation, the split was confirmed in January 2016 and the couple were granted a decree nisi in October.

The singer was also married to Frenchman Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini from 2014 until she filed for divorce in January 2016
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Who did Liam date before meeting Cheryl?

Being 10 years younger than Cheryl, Liam doesn’t have quite the relationship history of his girlfriend but did have some significant relationships before they got together.

The singer dated dancer Danielle Peazer from October 2010 until May 2013.

He then quickly moved on to a new relationship with Sophia Smith, who he had known since primary school.

The couple dated until October 2015, just weeks before he got together with Cheryl.

Liam previously dated Sophia Smith for over two years
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How did Cheryl and Liam Payne meet?

The pair first met all the way back in 2008 on the set of the X Factor, where 14-year-old Liam’s first audition earns him praise from his future partner, as well as calling him “cute”.

Liam returned to the show in 2010 as a 16-year-old and became part of One Direction, impressing Cheryl with his talents once again.

The pair are believed to have become a couple in December 2015 after One Direction performed on the X Factor for the final time, with the couple snapped sharing a hug and dancing together.

The Sun then exclusively confirmed their relationship in February 2016.

The pair first met in 2008 when Liam, then 14, auditioned for The X Factor and winked at her
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What have Cheryl and Liam Payne called their baby boy?

The Sun revealed on May 1, 2017 that the couple named their son Bear after spending a week getting to know him.

Baby Bear also took his One Direction star dad’s surname.

A source revealed: “Cheryl and Liam wanted to get to know their baby before deciding on a name.

“They didn’t have the name Bear before the birth.

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Proud dad Liam Payne has revealed baby son Bear’s nickname is Cub
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“But they’d been thinking of a name since meeting him and they just felt it suited him.

“They love their little baby Bear Payne and are truly over the moon and loving being parents for the first time together.”

Liam has opened up on “making a human” with Cheryl – calling it his proudest achievement.


Has Cheryl changed her name back to her maiden name?

Cheryl’s surname has changed many times over the years, due to her being married twice.

First she was Cheryl Tweedy (her maiden name) , then she changed it to Cheryl Cole when she married Ashley Cole, then she was Cheryl Fernandez Versini, during her short=lived marriage to Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini.

After she divorced the Frenchman she simply went by”Cheryl”.

Now, The Sun can reveal that she has officially changed her name back to Cheryl Tweedy.


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Three Billboards Wins Big at the BAFTA Awards

(LONDON) — Ferocious female-led tragicomedy “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” was the big winner Sunday at the British Academy Film Awards in London, where women demanding an end to harassment, abuse and inequality dominated the ceremony.

Martin McDonagh’s film about a bereaved mother seeking justice won five trophies including best film, outstanding British film and best actress, for Frances McDormand.

Producer Graham Broadbent said the movie is “the story of a woman taking on the establishment and status quo.”

“It seems more timely now than we could ever have imagined,” he said.

Writer-director McDonagh said it was fitting, in the year of the “Time’s Up” campaign, that “Three Billboards” is “a film about a woman who refuses to take any s*** anymore.”

“Our film is a hopeful one in lots of ways, but it’s also an angry one,” McDonagh said. “As we’ve seen this year, sometimes anger is the only way to get people to listen and to change.”

McDonagh won the original screenplay prize for “Three Billboards,” which also netted Sam Rockwell the supporting actor trophy. Allison Janney was named best supporting actress for playing ice skater Tonya Harding’s domineering mother in “I, Tonya.”

Guillermo del Toro won the directing prize for monster fantasy “The Shape of Water,” which also took trophies for music and production design.

Gary Oldman, the favorite among bookies, won the best actor prize for playing British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour.”

The British prizes, known as BAFTAs, are considered a key indicator of likely success at Hollywood’s Oscars in two weeks’ time.

The film awards season in the United States and elsewhere has been overshadowed by the allegations of sexual harassment and abuse leveled at scores of entertainment figures since women began coming forward to accuse Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein last year.

England’s Old Vic Theatre has been rocked by allegations against former artistic director Kevin Spacey. London police are also investigating nine claims of sexual assault by Weinstein.

The red carpet and the auditorium at London’s Royal Albert Hall were a sea of black as actresses such as Lupita Nyong’o, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence and Margot Robbie eschewed color as a statement against sexual misconduct and gender inequality.

Several actresses brought feminist activists as guests, and men showed solidarity with “Time’s Up” lapel pins.

McDormand opted to wear black and red rather than all black, and noted: “I have a little trouble with compliance.”

“But I want you to know that I stand in full solidarity with my sisters tonight in black,” she said.

On the red carpet, actress Andrea Riseborough, who brought U.K. Black Pride founder Phyll Opoku-Gyimah as her guest, said she also hoped the film industry was on the road to greater equality and diversity.

“It’s more likely we’ll see an alien onscreen than we’ll see an Asian woman at the moment, which is disgraceful,” Riseborough said.

Prince William — the British Academy’s president — and the Duchess of Cambridge were guests of honor at Sunday’s ceremony, hosted by “Absolutely Fabulous” star Joanna Lumley. Kate acknowledged the evening’s muted fashion by wearing a dark green Jenny Packham dress with black belt.

The call to wear black put Kate in a delicate position, because the royal family is careful to avoid political statements.

Ahead of the ceremony, almost 200 British women in entertainment called for an international movement to end sexual misconduct.

Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson, Naomie Harris, Emma Watson and Gemma Arterton were among signatories to a letter saying that 2018 should be “the year that time was up on sexual harassment and abuse.”

The stars called for an end to impunity for abusers and announced a fund to support women and men battling workplace abuse, modeled on the “Time’s Up” movement in the U.S.

Former “Harry Potter” star Watson has given the fund 1 million pounds ($ 1.4 million), according to its page on the Go Fund Me website.

The ceremony honored several generations of talent. Filmmaker James Ivory, 89, took the adapted screenplay prize for “Call Me By Your Name.”

The 80-year-old director Ridley Scott, whose films include “Blade Runner,” ″Alien,” ″Thelma and Louise” and “Gladiator,” received the academy’s highest honor, the BAFTA Fellowship.

Daniel Kaluuya, the 28-year-old British star of “Get Out,” won the rising star award and made a plea for public arts funding, which helped him get his start.

Kaluuya, who is also Oscar-nominated, joked that success meant taking Ubers rather than the subway.

“I get that Prius everywhere,” he said.


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How To Duplicate Mary J. Blige’s SAG Awards Makeup

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Mary J. Blige stepped out in a showstopping look for the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. The Mudbound star wore a Jean-Louis Sabaj gown and was styled by Law Roach, who is known for creating Zendaya‘s incredible looks. I’m loving this flawless, natural-looking makeup with a soft smokey eye that the singer sported on the red carpet.

I was surprised to discover that this look was achieved using the popular drugstore brand, Black Opal. Mary J. Blige’s makeup artist, D’Andre Michael shared with #TeamBeautiful how to get this elegant look.

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It’s important to start with a freshly cleansed face. I’m in love with The White Company Super Balm ($ 36.00 at TheWhiteCompany.com). This gentle cleanser will remove all traces of makeup (including mascara). The formula melts off your makeup when you are massaging it in, which is oddly satisfying. Once you have a clean face and have added the moisturizer of your choice, you’ll want to add a primer.

D’Andre used Black Opal’s Invisible Oil Blocking Gel Primer ($ 9.95). If you have oily skin, this primer will help control it. I’m also a big fan of gel primers because you don’t have to worry about the white residue primers sometimes leave on your face, making Black women look a little gray. My personal favorite is Smashbox Photo Finish Primer ($ 16.00 at Macy’s).

Once the face is prepped for makeup, you are ready to begin. D’Andre used a foundation brush and mixed Black/Opal True Flawless Liquid Foundation in Nutmeg and Beautiful Bronze. Remember beauties, our faces are not one shade and to create dimension, you should use a darker foundation on the perimeter of your face.

D’Andre built upon the foundation application, using Black/Opal Total Coverage Concealing Foundation in Truly Topaz ($ 9.95). What I love about this product is that it’s 2 for 1 (and under $ 10.00), you don’t need to use a concealer (yes, even for the under eyes), when you are using this product.

D’Andre explained exclusively to Hello Beautiful that the Total Coverage Concealing Foundation “served as a replacement for bronzer along her cheekbones. I used [the foundation] to contour the cheekbones around the temples.”

He set Mary’s face using Black/Opal Soft Velvet Finishing Powder which helps to absorb excess oil and set the face. I’ve been using Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Setting Powder and I love it ($ 32.00 at Sephora), my face normally gets oily within four hours and this lasts me throughout the workday with no reapplication.

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#TeamBeautiful loved Mary’s soft, smokey eye. D’Andre explained, “Once I saw her gown, I knew I wanted to transform her into an elegant smoked goddess.” He used the Black/Opal Aurora Eyeshadow Palette to achieve the look. D’Andre used the Brazen Copper shade on the entire lid and then added the Brazen Bronze along the crease and added Bordeaux Beige shade along her brow bone as a highlight.

Another palette to try (and a personal favorite of mine) is Urban Decay Heat Palette ($ 54.00 at Sephora). He finished with look with eyeliner, adding it along the lash line and inner lid and smudging to create the smokey look. He used Black/Opal Color Splurge Automatic Eye Lining Pencil in licorice, explaining that the pencil is perfect because it’s formulated with aloe vera and chamomile extracts to help soothe the delicate eye area in addition to providing definition.

The nude/pale pink lip has been trending on the red carpet and Blige wears this look often. D’Andre used Black/Opal Lip Color Splurge Stick Lip in Purr. This lipstick has emollient butters and vitamins C&E to keep your lips hydrated.

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An ad industry group nominated Russia’s election hack for all the awards

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Vladimir Putin may not be bounding on stage to accept them any time soon. Regardless, all the ad industry’s marketing campaign awards should go to the Russian leader for his spectacular 2016 election hack, according to an international alliance of advertising creatives. 

The anonymous group calls itself Project Meddle, and it claims to have already paid to enter a portfolio describing Russia’s election activities to all the industry award shows: the Webbys, the One Show, the Cannes Lions, the Clios and the Addys.

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How to Watch or Stream the 2018 Grammy Awards

The 2018 Grammy Awards are upon us! Music’s biggest night, complete with the best celebrity guests and musical performances, will air this Sunday, January 28. This year the show takes place at New York City’s historical Madison Square Garden and will be hosted by James Corden. Let’s take a look at how you can watch the show on television or via a streaming app.

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You can watch the show live, coast-to-coast on CBS at 7:30PM EST or at 4:30PM PST. The show will air simultaneously, so no need to worry about getting spoiled about winners on Twitter.

If have you CBS but won’t be home, you can sign into the CBS All Access app with your cable provider info and watch the show on your phone. If you don’t have cable, you can sign up for a CBS All Access subscription and watch the show on your phone or any streaming device that carries the app.

If you’re not in the US and want to watch the Red Carpet arrivals, you can do so via Facebook Live. The social media platform will be streaming live via CBS’s Facebook Page beginning at 3PM EST/12PM PST. The steam will also be available at Grammy.com.

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Towie’s Dan Edgar asks ex Lauren Pope to ‘be his date’ to the National Television Awards

TOWIE stars Dan Edgar and Lauren Pope could be getting back together, say friends, who reveal that Dan has asked Lauren to be his ‘date’ to the National Television Awards tomorrow.

The Essex stars – who first dated last year for a few months – will be walking the red carpet together at the glitzy awards party at London’s O2 Arena.

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“Dan asked Lauren to be his date, and she agreed to go with him,” says a Towie source.

“A lot of the cast are going to the party, but everyone’s talking about the fact Dan and Lauren going together. They’ve always had chemistry and no-one would be surprised if Dan was trying to start things with Lauren again.”

Dan and Lauren have history – back in May 2017, they had a brief relationship but it fizzled out after they kissed on Towie.

“You can’t deny that Dan Edgar is still stunningly beautiful,” she said at the time.

The pair met on Towie and had a secret fling early last year
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“We had a little fling, if you can call it that, but it fizzled out when I moved away from Essex. We left it on really good terms. He’s nice and chilled out.”

She later refused to rule him out as a baby daddy, saying: “It’s worked for Cheryl and Liam so who knows?

“Dan’s not that young! Ideally 30 would be my cut-off point but time’s running out.

“I wish Dan was a little bit older, then I think he’d tick all the boxes – he’s so gorgeous and such a nice guy and me and him are very similar.

Things ended when Lauren left Essex

“Our natures are very calm, we’re not loud in-your-face people.”

“I do really want kids but it’s just so hard to meet a man who is good enough to be a dad to your children.

“I need to get a move on really. I definitely want a family but I won’t have it unless I know it’s right.”


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Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Awards Grants to Support School-Based Health Programs

HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente Hawaii today announced that it will give two local nonprofits $ 55,000 in community benefit grants to support school based health programs. The grants support Kaiser Permanente’s mission of total health by funding programs that improve the mental, physical and social well-being of Hawaii’s residents.

Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center received $ 35,000 to improve access to adolescent, school-based health services in Waianae with school-based health centers at Waianae High School and Waianae Intermediate School. In the past year, nearly 1,200 middle school and high school students were served at WCCHC’s school-based health centers; more than 200 of those students were uninsured or underinsured. The grant will increase access to behavioral health services, screenings and group sessions with a licensed adolescent clinical psychologist.

American Diabetes Association received $ 20,000 to support the ongoing implementation of Act 214 in Hawaii, which authorizes Department of Education employees to volunteer and assist students with diabetes testing, insulin administration, and glucagon administration in emergencies. The grant will provide training for 100 personnel in 15 schools to perform routine and emergency diabetes care for more than 1,000 students living with this chronic condition.

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SAG Awards Honors Morgan Freeman, Sterling K. Brown; Previews Oscars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Western-inspired revenge tale “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” swept the female-focused and led Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday with wins for best ensemble, best actress for Frances McDormand and best supporting actor for Sam Rockwell.

It was almost an exact repeat of the major Golden Globe Awards wins with Gary Oldman also winning best actor for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour” and Allison Janney taking supporting actress for playing Tonya Harding’s mother in “I, Tonya.”

As with many of the awards shows this season, it was the treatment of women in Hollywood that stayed at the forefront of the show, which featured a roster of nearly all female presenters and Kristen Bell as its inaugural host.

“We are living in a watershed moment,” Bell said in her opening monologue, which stayed light and mostly clear of politics. “Let’s make sure that we’re leading the charge with empathy and diligence.”

With many prominent men in Hollywood facing accusations of sexual misconduct, virtually every aspect of awards season has been impacted by the scandal — from questions on the red carpet to anxiety over who might win.

Both James Franco and Aziz Ansari two weeks ago won Golden Globe Awards while wearing Time’s Up pins before being accused of sexual misconduct and in Ansari’s case, aggressive sexual behavior by an anonymous accuser. Both were nominated Sunday and lost, Franco to Oldman and Ansari to William H. Macy for “Shameless.”

Rockwell, who beat out his co-star Woody Harrelson for the award, took his moment on stage to give a shout out to McDormand.

 

“Frances, you’re a powerhouse,” Rockwell said. “I stand shoulder to shoulder with you and all the incredible women in this room who are trying to make things better. It’s long overdue.”

Most of the comments in the evening were forward-looking. SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris said, “This is not a moment in time. This is a movement.”

Big television winners included NBC’s “This Is Us,” which took the ensemble award for drama and won Sterling K. Brown the outstanding actor award, and HBO’s “Veep,” which got outstanding comedy ensemble and a best actress win for Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

 

 

HBO’s “Big Little Lies” picked up best actor in a miniseries wins for both Alexander Skarsgard and Nicole Kidman.

“I’m so grateful today that our careers can go beyond 40 years old,” Kidman said in her acceptance speech. “We are potent and powerful and viable. I just beg that the industry stays behind us because our stories are finally being told.”

“The Crown’s” Claire Foy won best female actor in a drama series for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II.

Lifetime achievement award recipient Morgan Freeman kept his remarks brief after a moving highlight reel of his expansive career and an introduction by Rita Moreno. The Oscar-winner for “Million Dollar Baby” and four-time nominee has over 80 films to his name.

“I’m gonna tell you what’s wrong with this statue,” he said as he wrapped up. “From the back it works, from the front it’s gender specific. Maybe I started something.”

The day’s first awards went to “Game of Thrones” and “Wonder Woman,” which were honored for best stunt ensemble honors.

Producers say the female-forward approach was inspired by last year’s Women’s March, but the show arrived at a time when some of the industry’s biggest names are leading the Time’s Up and Me Too movements to address gender inequality, sexual misconduct, pay disparities and other issues.

The show comes two weeks after a black-dress protest at the Golden Globe Awards, and several stars including Meryl Streep, Emma Stone and Michelle Williams bringing activists to the show. The SAG red carpet saw the return of colorful frocks and far fewer Time’s Up pins — although some actors, like Kumail Nanjiani and Gina Rodriguez, were still sporting theirs.

E! host Giuliana Rancic asked “GLOW” actress Alison Brie about recent allegations of misconduct against her brother-in-law James Franco (Brie is married to actor Dave Franco.)

“I think that above all what we’ve always said is it remains vital that anyone who remains victimized should have the right to speak out and come forward,” Brie said, adding that in the case of Franco, “Not everything that has come forward is fully accurate.”

Franco has also called some of the accusations inaccurate, but after two days of facing questions about the claims on late-night television, “The Disaster Artist” star has kept a lower profile, although he was in attendance at the SAG Awards. He did not attend last week’s Critics’ Choice Awards.

The Globes were the first major awards show forced to confront the sexual misconduct scandal since it exploded in October with dozens of women accusing Harvey Weinstein of harassment and in some instances, rape. (Weinstein has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex.)

Weinstein accusers Marisa Tomei and Rosanna Arquette used some of their time presenting an award Sunday to name some of the “silence breakers” in the movement including Asia Argento, Annabella Sciorra, Ashley Judd, Daryl Hannah, Mira Sorvino, Anthony Rapp and Olivia Munn.

“So many powerful voices are no longer silenced by the fear of retaliation,” Arquette said. “We can control our own destiny.”

The SAG Awards are a reliable predictor of the winner for the best actor and actress Academy Awards; this year’s show comes two days before Oscar nominations are announced.

While “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” now has the Golden Globe and SAG win to its name, it lost out to Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy romance “The Shape of Water” at the Producers Guild Awards Saturday night, which is often the most accurate gage of what will ultimately win best picture at the Academy Awards on March 4.

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AP Entertainment Reporters Sandy Cohen, Amanda Lee Myers and Mike Cidoni Lennox contributed from Los Angeles.

 

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James Franco Attends 2018 SAG Awards Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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James Franco (bottom right) attends the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

James Franco didn’t let recent headlines stop him from appearing at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, January 21. The star is nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor for his role inThe Disaster Artist.

Franco, 39, did attend the January 7 Golden Globes where he won Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his role in The Disaster Artist. He did not appear at the Critics Choice Awards on January 11, where he also won for his portrayal of director and actor Tommy Wiseau.

During the Globes, multiple women took to Twitter to accuse Franco of sexual misconduct. Franco wore a Time’s Up pin to support the #MeToo movement, which angered actress Ally Sheedy, who was directed by Franco in the off-Broadway production of The Long Shrift in 2014. “Why is a man hosting? Why is James Franco allowed in? Said too much. Nite love ya #goldenglobes,” she wrote. “Ok wait. Bye. Christian Slater and James Franco at a table on @goldenglobes #MeToo. James Franco just won. Please never ever ask me why I left the film/tv business.” She later deleted her tweets.

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James Franco attends the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills on January 7, 2018. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Three days after the Globes, Franco appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and denied the claims. “First of all, I have no idea what I did to Ally Sheedy, I directed her in a play Off-Broadway. I had nothing but a great time with her, total respect for her. I have no idea why she was upset,” Franco told Colbert. “She took the tweet down. I don’t know. I can’t speak for her, I don’t know.”

He also mentioned “the others” that accused him. “I pride myself on taking responsibility for things that I’ve done. I have to do that to maintain my well-being. I do it whenever I know that there is something wrong or needs to be changed, I make it a point to do it,” he continued.

“The things that I heard that were on Twitter are not accurate, but I completely support people coming out and being able to have a voice because they didn’t have a voice for so long. So I don’t want to, you know, shut them down in any way. It’s, I think, a good thing and I support it.”

The morning after his Colbert interview aired, five more women came forward, accusing the actor of inappropriate behavior in an expose published by the Los Angeles Times. One woman claimed that Franco had pressured her into performing oral sex on him while in a car. “I was talking to him, all of a sudden his penis was out,” Violet Paley, 23, alleged. “I got really nervous, and I said, ‘Can we do this later?’ He was kind of nudging my head down, and I just didn’t want him to hate me, so I did it.”

The actor’s attorney Michael Plonsker denied all allegations and referred to Franco’s Colbert interview.

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The Shape of Water Wins Top Prize at Producers Guild Awards

(BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) — Women and inclusivity continued to dominate the awards season conversation Saturday at the Producers Guild Awards, where Guillermo del Toro’s fantastical romance “The Shape of Water” won the top award and honorees like Jordan Peele and Ava DuVernay gave rousing speeches to the room of entertainment industry leaders.

The untelevised dinner and ceremony, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., is closely watched for its capacity to predict the eventual Oscar best picture winner, but this year the “awards race” seemed to be the secondary show to the more urgent questions facing the industry, including the crisis of representation and sexual misconduct.

The Producers Guild on Friday ratified guidelines for combating sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, and everyone from DuVernay to Universal Chair Donna Langley and television mogul Ryan Murphy made mention of the changing times and the work that still needs to be done.

“If we want more brilliant films like ‘Get Out’ …we need to have many different perspectives including equal numbers of women, people of color, people of all faiths and sexual orientation involved in every stage of filmmaking,” Langley said in accepting the Milestone Award — noting that she was only the third woman to do so.

It was not the only time “Get Out” got a special mention, despite not winning the top award. Peele also won the Stanley Kramer Award.

Del Toro was not present to accept the PGA’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures, due to the health of his father.

His film was up against 10 others this year, including “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” which won big at the Golden Globes earlier this month, “Lady Bird,” ”Get Out,” ”Dunkirk,” ”The Post,” ”Call Me By Your Name,” ”The Big Sick,” ”I, Tonya” ”Wonder Woman” and “Molly’s Game” — many of which were represented by actors and directors in attendance like Timothee Chalamet, Christopher Nolan, Margot Robbie, Patty Jenkins and Greta Gerwig.

Other presenters included the likes of Tom Hanks, Reese Witherspoon, Mary J. Blige, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kerry Washington and Morgan Freeman in the ceremony that saw Disney and Pixar’s “Coco” pick up best animated feature and Brett Morgen’s Jane Goodall film “Jane” win best documentary.

In television, “The Handmaids Tale” picked up best drama series, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” won best comedy series, “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” won best TV variety series, “Black Mirror” for long-form TV, “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath” for nonfiction television, “Sesame Street” for children’s program and “Carpool Karaoke” for best short-form program.

The pre-announced honorees stole most of the show, however.

Norman Lear presented the Stanley Kramer Award to Peele invoking the award’s namesake in speaking of “Get Out,” which Lear proudly said he’s seen three times.

Peele said he was proud to call Lear a friend.

“I want to say, you can use my body for your brain anytime,” Peele laughed, before taking a more serious turn in his speech.

Peele likened the idea of “the sunken place” in the film to what is happening in the world right now, referencing Haiti, the water crisis in Flint, and President Donald Trump’s criticisms of athletes for protesting on the field.

“What really scares me…is the silencing of voices,” Peele said “‘Get Out’ is my protest against that.”

Peele ended on a hopeful note, however.

“Finally unique voices are breaking through,” he said. “Diverse and honest storytelling opens eyes and hearts. We can break out of the sunken place together.”

“Selma” and “A Wrinkle in Time” director Ava DuVernay gave a similarly poignant speech in accepting the Visionary Award,

“It’s an odd moment, you have a women’s march and you have a country with a government shut down,” DuVernay said. “We’re in the midst of times that will be long remembered.”

DuVernay said what is important is, “The way we work. The people we actually choose to see. That we choose to amplify in the moments where no one is looking.”

“Don’t think of diversity as a good thing to do,” she added. “Think of it as a must. An absolute must.”

Like many awards shows in the midst of Me Too and Time’s Up, even the men accepting awards devoted large portions of their time on stage to talk about extraordinary women in their lives.

“Wonder Woman” producer Charles Roven used his David O. Selznick Achievement Award acceptance speech to call out powerful women he’s worked with, from his late wife Dawn Steel, to Langley, Sue Kroll, Amy Pascal and Jenkins, who he said “has reignited this industry.”

“Glee” creator Ryan Murphy, who got the Norman Lear Achievement Award, said, “Women were always my champions and mentors for 20 years now and I believe that’s because they deeply related to my struggle — what it’s like to be an outsider.” He has taken steps to ensure that women occupy at least half of the directing spots in his productions.

In the larger context of awards season “The Shape of Water’s” win Saturday surprised some who expected “Three Billboards” to continue its ascendancy after the Globes. “The Shape of Water” is also up for two Screen Actors Guild Awards, which will be announced Sunday.

The Producers Guild’s choice for top film has eight times in the last 10 years matched the eventual Academy Award best picture winner. Last year, its nominees predicted all 9 best picture nominees, although the PGA went to “La La Land” which lost out to “Moonlight” at the Academy Awards.

Oscar nominations will be announced Tuesday in advance of the ceremony on March 4.


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Nicolas Cage on Going Where Few Actors Dare: ‘I Didn’t Get Into This for Awards’

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PARK CITY, Utah — Nicolas Cage really gets into character.

As legend has it, while filming his role as a cocaine-huffing, Vicodin-popping, gleefully unhinged cop in Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Cage was spotted in between takes doing bumps of a mystery powder out of a vial. When the film’s director, Werner Herzog, approached Cage to ask what he was snorting, the actor spun around and yelled, “It’s fucking coke!

“That was an interesting day,” Cage says with a chuckle, readjusting the glistening gold rings adorning his fingers. “I had this little vial of inositol, which is a saccharine substitute. It looks like blow…but it’s not. I would do it to psych myself up all day long and really feel, from an impressionistic level, what that experience was like. And I got so into it that Werner would say, ‘Now Nee-co-las, vat is een that vial?’”

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Nicolas Cage on Going Where Few Actors Dare: ‘I Didn’t Get Into This for Awards’

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PARK CITY, Utah — Nicolas Cage really gets into character.

As legend has it, while filming his role as a cocaine-huffing, Vicodin-popping, gleefully unhinged cop in Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Cage was spotted in between takes doing bumps of a mystery powder out of a vial. When the film’s director, Werner Herzog, approached Cage to ask what he was snorting, the actor spun around and yelled, “It’s fucking coke!

“That was an interesting day,” Cage says with a chuckle, readjusting the glistening gold rings adorning his fingers. “I had this little vial of inositol, which is a saccharine substitute. It looks like blow…but it’s not. I would do it to psych myself up all day long and really feel, from an impressionistic level, what that experience was like. And I got so into it that Werner would say, ‘Now Nee-co-las, vat is een that vial?’”

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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