Natalie Alyn Lind at Jamie Chung x 42Gold Event

Natalie Alyn Lind was in attendance at the Jamie Chung x 42Gold launch event in collaboration with Chinese Laundry on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the Kimpton La Peer Hotel in Los Angeles.

Other stars included Louise Roe, Cara Santana, Scheana Shay, and Skyler Samules at the launch party.

Guests checked out the new collection, including heels, mules and sandals, while posing at the photo wall and indulging in specialty cocktails and food.

The collection is available at Nordstrom and online at 42Gold.com.

David Copperfield Las Vegas

Seeing is believing

Hailed as the “greatest illusionist of our time,” join David Copperfield for an intimate evening of grand illusion.

David Copperfield is a legendary showman who’s been hailed by audiences and critics alike as the “greatest illusionist of our time.” In addition to decades of television events, worldwide tours and a critically acclaimed Broadway show, Copperfield continues to confound and delight audiences with his unbelievable illusions and charming stories. Experiencing a Copperfield show is proof that “magic is as vast as the imagination.”

https://mgmgrand.mgmresorts.com/en/entertainment/david-copperfield.html

MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, is a destination hotel with 20 restaurants, on the Las Vegas Strip.  A 10-minute drive from McCarran International Airport, MGM Grand Hotel and Casino sits majestically on the corner of Tropicana Avenue and South Las Vegas Boulevard. Though you’re staying on the Strip, MGM Grand boasts enough attractions to capture your full attention.

You can visit MGM Grand’s Poker Room during the day for a free lesson or try your luck with slot machines and table games anytime. The concierge can book Cirque du Soleil tickets for you or reserve a tee time and free limo service to nearby Shadow Creek.

You’ll want to check out the 6-acre pool complex or The Grand Spa. MGM Grand also features 17 restaurants, including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak and Joel Robuchon. Guests over 21 can enjoy a drink and dance the night away at Hakkasan Restaurant & Nightclub.

Modern comfort and perks

MGM Grand gives each guest a taste of luxury. Sleek guestrooms decorated in soothing colors offer a flat-screen TV in the bedroom and a pillowtop mattress. Upgrades add media hubs and mini-bars.

Address: 3799 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Phone: +1-702-891-1111

https://mgmgrand.mgmresorts.com

 

Kids Choice Awards 2019

The 32nd Annual Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards will be held on March 23, 2019, at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, California, live on Nickelodeon and either live or on tape delay across all of Nickelodeon’s international networks. This will be the sixth time the award show was held at the Galen Center since 2011. DJ Khaled will host the ceremony.

The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards (also known as the KCAs or Kids’ Choice) is an annual American children’s awards ceremony show that is produced by Nickelodeon. It honors the year’s biggest television, movie, and music acts as voted by viewers worldwide of Nickelodeon networks. Winners receive a hollow orange blimp figurine, a logo outline for much of the network’s 1984–2009 era, which also functions as a kaleidoscope.

The show features numerous celebrity guests and musical acts. In recent years, slime stunts have been incorporated into the show. The KCAs also host live entertainment. It has also been known to overwhelmingly cover people with the network’s trademark green slime. The series SpongeBob SquarePants has won the most KCA awards, with fifteen overall through the series’ run. Individually, Selena Gomez and Will Smith have both won the most trophies with ten, followed by Amanda Bynes (7). Whoopi Goldberg is the only person to have won a Kids’ Choice Award, along with the mainstream “EGOT” combination of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. Rosie O’Donnell has hosted the show most times (8), followed by Jack Black (3), and John Cena (2).

Host:  DJ Khaled

Winners and nominees

The nominations were announced on February 26, 2019, by Double Dare host Liza Koshy via a nomination broadcast live on all Nickelodeon’s social media platforms and channels. Voting will end on March 22, 2019. Winners are listed first, in bold.

CategoriesWinners/Nominees
Movies
Favorite Movie
  • “Aquaman”
  • “Avengers: Infinity War”
  • “Black Panther”
  • “The Kissing Booth”
  • “Mary Poppins Returns”
  • “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”
Favorite Movie Actor
  • Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther) – “Black Panther”
  • Noah Centineo (Peter Kavinsky) – “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”
  • Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America) – “Avengers: Infinity War”
  • Chris Hemsworth (Thor) – “Avengers: Infinity War”
  • Dwayne Johnson (Will Sawyer) – “Skyscraper”
  • Jason Momoa (Arthur Curry/Aquaman) – “Aquaman”
Favorite Movie Actress
  • Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins) – “Mary Poppins Returns”
  • Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow) – “Avengers: Infinity War”
  • Joey King (Elle Evans) – “The Kissing Booth”
  • Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia) – “Black Panther”
  • Rihanna (Nine Ball) – “Ocean’s 8”
  • Zoe Saldana (Gamora) – “Avengers: Infinity War”
Favorite Superhero
  • Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther) – “Black Panther”
  • Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man) – “Avengers: Infinity War”
  • Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America) – “Avengers: Infinity War”
  • Chris Hemsworth (Thor) – “Avengers: Infinity War”
  • Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow) – “Avengers: Infinity War”
  • Jason Momoa (Arthur Curry/Aquaman) – “Aquaman”
Favorite Butt-Kicker
  • Emilia Clarke (Qi’ra) – “Solo: A Star Wars Story”
  • Danai Gurira (Okoye) – “Black Panther”
  • Dwayne Johnson (Will Sawyer) – “Skyscraper”
  • Michael B. Jordan (Adonis Johnson) – “Creed II”
  • Chris Pratt (Owen Grady) – “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”
  • Zoe Saldana (Gamora) – “Avengers: Infinity War”
Favorite Animated Movie
  • “The Grinch”
  • “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation”
  • “Incredibles 2”
  • “Peter Rabbit”
  • “Ralph Breaks the Internet”
  • “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”
Favorite Male Voice from an Animated Movie
  • James Corden (Peter Rabbit) – “Peter Rabbit”
  • Benedict Cumberbatch (Grinch) – “The Grinch”
  • Shameik Moore (Miles Morales/Spider-Man) – “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”
  • Andy Samberg (Johnny) – “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation”
  • Adam Sandler (Dracula) – “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation”
  • Channing Tatum (Migo) – “Smallfoot”
Favorite Female Voice from an Animated Movie
  • Kristen Bell (Jade Wilson) – “Teen Titans Go! to the Movies”
  • Gal Gadot (Shank) – “Ralph Breaks the Internet”
  • Selena Gomez (Mavis) – “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation”
  • Yara Shahidi (Brenda) – “Smallfoot”
  • Hailee Steinfeld (Gwen Stacy/Spider-Gwen) – “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”
  • Zendaya (Meechee) – “Smallfoot”
Television
Favorite Funny TV Show
  • “The Big Bang Theory”
  • “Bunk’d”
  • “Fuller House”
  • “Henry Danger”
  • “Modern Family”
  • “Raven’s Home”
Favorite TV Drama
  • “A Series of Unfortunate Events”
  • “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”
  • “The Flash”
  • “Riverdale”
  • “Stranger Things”
  • “The Walking Dead”
Favorite TV Actor
  • Karan Brar (Ravi Ross) – “Bunk’d”
  • Grant Gustin (Barry Allen/The Flash) – “The Flash”
  • Neil Patrick Harris (Count Olaf) – “A Series of Unfortunate Events”
  • Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair) – “Stranger Things”
  • Jace Norman (Henry Hart/Kid Danger) – “Henry Danger”
  • Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper) – “The Big Bang Theory”
Favorite TV Actress
  • Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven) – “Stranger Things”
  • Candace Cameron Bure (D.J. Tanner-Fuller) – “Fuller House”
  • Kaley Cuoco (Penny) – “The Big Bang Theory”
  • Peyton Elizabeth Lee (Andi Mack) – “Andi Mack”
  • Raven-Symone (Raven Baxter) – “Raven’s Home”
  • Zendaya (K.C. Cooper) – “K.C. Undercover”
Favorite Reality Show
  • “America’s Got Talent”
  • “American Idol”
  • “American Ninja Warrior”
  • “Dancing with the Stars: Juniors”
  • “Double Dare”
  • “The Voice”
Favorite TV Host
Favorite TV Judges
Favorite Cartoon
  • “ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks”
  • “The Boss Baby: Back in Business”
  • “The Loud House”
  • “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”
  • “SpongeBob SquarePants”
  • “Teen Titans Go!”
Music
Favorite Music Group
Favorite Male Artist
Favorite Female Artist
Favorite Song
Favorite Breakout Artist
Favorite Social Music Star
Favorite Global Music Star
Miscellaneous
Favorite Video Game
Favorite Social Star
Favorite Gamer

 

Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre – ‘The Mustang’ Hollywood Premiere

Connie Britton strikes a pose on the carpet while attending the premiere of her brand new Focus Features’ film The Mustang held at ArcLight Hollywood on March 12, 2019 at the ArcLight Hollywood.

The 52-year-old actress was joined at the event by her co-stars Matthias Schoenaerts, Gideon Adlon, Jason Mitchell, Thomas Smittle and Josh Stewart, as well as director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre.

The Mustang tells the story of Roman Coleman (Matthias), a convict in a prison in rural Nevada, participates in a rehabilitation program in which he trains wild mustangs. He struggles to connect with the horses and his fellow inmates alike. But in time, working alongside young convict Henry (Jason) and an old trainer Myles (Bruce Dern), Roman soothes an especially feisty horse and confronts his own violent past.

ArcLight Hollywood
6360 West Sunset Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 United States
Phone: (323) 615-2550
Website: https://www.arclightcinemas.com

Opens on March 15, 2019

Katharine McPhee – WE Day charity event at the Wembley Arena

Meghan Markle reunites with school theater friend Katharine McPhee

McPhee, an “American Idol” alum, revealed to the Evening Standard that they saw each other at the WE Day charity event held on March 6 at the Wembley Arena.

The actress, who made her West End debut last February as the lead in the musical “Waitress,” said that the Duchess of Sussex still remembered her and her older sister.

“She remembered my sister more specifically because they were in the same class, and she said, ‘I’m just sitting around waiting for the baby to come.’”

McPhee described Meghan on “Good Morning Britain” on Tuesday, March 12, as “always lovely and always talented and always put together” during their theater days in school. She added that at the time, she was in middle school and Meghan was in high school.

Back in February, the singer and actress shared a picture of her and Meghan in their younger days on Instagram.

“Meghan and I did musicals together as kids. She grew up to be the Duchess of Sussex and I grew up to star on the West End, so same life if you ask me,” she quipped.

McPhee said on the show that she invited Meghan to see “Waitress” and hoped she would be able to attend.

Meghan and Prince Harry have shown their love for theater with dates to plays such as “Hamilton” in 2018 and “Tina: The Musical,” which they saw this month. Given her theater background, the Duchess fittingly chose the National Theatre as one of her first patronages back in January.  Niña V. Guno /ra

WE Website:  https://www.we.org/we-day/we-day-events/we-day-uk

Venue:

Wembly Arena
Arena Square, Engineers Way
London, England HA9 0AA United Kingdom + Google Map
Website: https://www.ssearena.co.uk

Ethan Hawke and Dane DeHaan renew Old West saga in the ‘The Kid’

Dane DeHaan, left, and Ethan Hawke in the movie “The Kid.” (Lionsgate)

Legendary Old West lawman Pat Garrett and his famed nemesis, outlaw-folk hero William H. Bonney, a.k.a. Billy the Kid, have been portrayed countless times in films and TV shows (Arthur Penn’s 1958 film debut, “The Left Handed Gun,” and 1973’s beleaguered Sam Peckinpah picture, “Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid,” are top of mind), so there’s a high bar for a new or original way in to telling their tale.

It’s a challenge that has been impressively met by screenwriter Andrew Lanham and actor-director Vincent D’Onofrio (they share story credit) in the solid western drama “The Kid,” whose title, generic as it may be, contains a dual meaning key to what sets this outing apart.

Melding fact and fiction, this absorbing, well-structured and superbly acted movie, is told largely through the eyes of a 14-year-old kid named Rio (Jake Schur, in an auspicious screen debut), who flees home with his older sister, Sara (Leila George, D’Onofrio’s daughter with Greta Scacchi), after killing their abusive, murderous father and injuring their bandit uncle, Grant (Chris Pratt), in self-defense.

En route to Santa Fe in search of their late mother’s friend, Rio and Sara, who have agreed to keep the patricide secret to protect themselves from the dubious and the vengeful, encounter both Pat Garrett (Ethan Hawke), the principled, no-nonsense new sheriff of Lincoln County, N.M., (and onetime buffalo hunter), and Garrett’s prey, Billy the Kid.

Rio, a quietly scrappy sure-shot, soon finds himself aligned with the protective, instructive Garrett, yet also awed by the charismatic Billy (Dane DeHaan), whom Garrett has captured.

And it’s in this unwitting battle for a boy’s developing moral compass that the film finds its unique thematic footing and emotional heft as Rio sets out to decide what kind of man he would like to become.

But it’s hardly a simple choice between good and bad or right and wrong as Rio, perhaps in the seminal light of being forced to kill his own father, has begun to understand that sometimes the direst actions — on either side of the law — are never as clear-cut as they may appear. So although Rio’s maturing head may side with the upright Garrett, his more free-spirited heart is clearly enticed by Billy.

That Lanham has drawn both Garrett and Billy with such compelling dimension helps make Rio’s dual loyalties that much more credible — and relatable: The sheriff’s noble, at times philosophical bent is balanced by his steely, “a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do”-style of law and order, while Billy is, by turns, showy and thoughtful, gutsy and vulnerable, with a unique sense of decency (at least when it comes to Rio).

Events take a mettle-testing turn for Rio, as well as for Sara, once they reach Santa Fe, and several unwelcome surprises are in store. How Rio rises to this inauspicious occasion says much about the man he’s destined to be as well as what he’s learned — for better and for worse — from Garrett and Billy, all in the wake of that pair’s inevitable final showdown.

Action scenes in this New Mexico-shot movie are plentiful and well-staged, with D’Onofrio, who appears in a small role as another tough sheriff, largely keeping the tension high and, apart from a brief midpoint lull, the pace propulsive.

So often, good things happen when one actor directs other actors, and “The Kid” is a prime example of that, with the talented DeHaan slipping into the slippery Billy with electrifying results and a fairly unrecognizable Pratt turning his good-guy image on its ear as the odious and violent Grant. (His late-breaking speech involving, of all things, bluebirds, is pretty awesome.)

As for Hawke, after a truly remarkable, three-year run of diverse film performances — including in “Born to Be Blue,” “Maudie,” “First Reformed” and “Juliet, Naked” — he seems like he could nail just about any role, whoever’s guiding him, though he definitely mines some special colors under D’Onofrio’s steady hand. (The director co-starred with Hawke and Pratt in another western, the 2016 remake of “The Magnificent Seven.”)

Garrett proves a hand-in-glove fit for Hawke, and he’s a knockout in the part, delivering such memorable lines as “It doesn’t matter what’s true; it matters the story they tell when you’re gone” and “Y’know what it means when they stop writing about you, don’t you? It means you’re already dead” like they were the last words his character might ever impart. And the West being as wild as it was back then, they just might have been.

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‘The Kid’

Rated: R, for violence and language

Running time: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Playing: Starts Friday 3/8/2019 in general release

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-kid-review-20190306-story.html