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Celebrities Decorate Shriners Hospitals for Children® 

Los Angeles Rose Parade Float​ Party


Courtney Sixx Helping Build the Shriner's Float
With 2016 around the corner TV/Film product placement producer Debbie Durkin and Shriners Hospitals for Children

® - Los Angeles invited TV/Film Celebrities and Music Artists to come decorate the Shriners Rose Parade Float at the Rose Palace, 855 Raymond Pasadena, CA. on Tuesday, December 29th.

VIP guests snacked on sandwiched and coffee from Bristol Farms and filled their sweet tooths with Smoked Fusion Catring Dessert Bar. Amy Marie Radzik's unisex custom design jewelry was on display and Modern Oats, Pheonix Decorating Company and Shriners volunteers also provided support of the Hospital's good work.

Fushion Catering Dessert Bar

​HOSTED by How2Girl Courtney Sixx​ 
​and Shriners Chairman David Doan with Los Angeles hospital executives Carla Valenzuela, Aaron Hanson and Mayra Pereyra were on hand to welcome notable guests: 
TABOO (Black Eyed Peas); Kate Flannery (The Office), Currie Graham (Murder In The First); Marc Anthony Nicolas, producer (CBS The Talk and "On Your Marc")​, Shar Jackson(Moesha),  Heather McComb ( Ray Donovan), Damien Puckler (GRIMM), BMG Recording Artist Carly Robyn Green, Kate Linder ( Young & The Restless), Petri Hawkins Byrd ( Judge Judy),Erin Murphy (Bewitched); Singer Sophie Rose, Joe P. Harris (Straight Outta Comption),     E! reality Stars Patrik Simpson & Pol Atteu, Celebrity Chef Bernie Guzman, Mimi Lessos (Double Duty), Golden Gloves Champion Brian (The Hitter) Reynolds, Mariano Mendoza (Ray Donovan) and Rose Abdoo (Scandal).

Shriners Hospitals for Children® - Los Angeles is dedicated to making medical miracles possible for more than 1 million children and counting. The Hospital is producer Debbie Durkin's ​ECOLUXE Lounge Official Charity Partner for 2016. 




January 8th

On Friday 8 January 2016, BAFTA’s Chair Anne Morrison will be joined by Stephen Fry and Gugu Mbatha-Raw to announce the nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2016. BAFTA Chief Executive Amanda Berry OBE, Chair of the Film Committee Pippa Harris, and Marc Samuelson Deputy Chair of the Film Committee will also be in attendance. 

This year, nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards will be live streamed exclusively on Facebook giving everyone the chance to be part of the excitement as it unfolds. Following the event, a live panel discussion will take place between industry critics which film fans can also engage with, only on Facebook.


January 10th

Best motion picture, drama

"Mad Max: Fury Road"


* "The Revenant"



Best motion picture, musical or comedy



"The Big Short"

* "The Martian"


Best performance by an actress in a motion picture, drama

Saoirse Ronin, "Brooklyn"

Cate Blanchett, "Carol"

Rooney Mara, "Carol"

* Brie Larson, "Room"

Alicia Vikander, "The Danish Girl"

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy

* Jennifer Lawrence, "Joy"

Melissa McCarthy, "Spy"

Amy Schumer, "Trainwreck"

Maggie Smith, "The Lady in the Van"

Lily Tomlin, "Grandma"

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture, drama

Bryan Cranston, "Trumbo"

* Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Revenant"

Michael Fassbender, "Steve Jobs"

Eddie Redmayne, "The Danish Girl"

Will Smith, "Concussion"

Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture

Paul Dano," Love"

Idris Elba, "Beasts of No Nation"

Mark Rylance, "Bridge of Spies"

Michael Shannon, "99 Homes"

* Sylvester Stallone, "Creed"

Best performance by actress in a supporting role in a motion picture

Jane Fonda, "Youth"

Jennifer Jason Leigh, "Hateful Eight"

Helen Mirren, "Trumbo"

Alicia Vikander, "Ex Machina"

* Kate Winslet, "Steve Jobs"

Best director, motion picture

* Alejandro González Iñárritu, "The Revenant"

Todd Haynes, "Carol"

Tom McCarthy, "Spotlight"

George Miller, "Mad Max: Fury Road"

Ridley Scott, "The Martian"

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy

Christian Bale, "The Big Short"

Steve Carell, "The Big Short"

* Matt Damon, "The Martian"

Al Pacino, "Danny Collins"

Mark Ruffalo, "Infinitely Polar Bear"

Best screenplay, motion picture

Emma Donoghue, "Room"

Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, "Spotlight"

Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, "The Big Short"

* Aaron Sorkin, "Steve Jobs"

Quentin Tarantino, "The Hateful Eight"

Best original score, motion picture

Carter Burwell, "Carol"

Alexander Desplat, "The Danish Girl"

* Ennio Morricone, "The Hateful Eight"

Daniel Pemberton, "Steve Jobs"

Ryuchi Sakamoto, "The Revanant"

Best motion picture, animated


"The Good Dinosaur"

* "Inside Out"

"The Peanuts Movie"

"Shaun the Sheep Movie"

Best original song, motion picture

"Love Me Like You Do," "Fifty Shades of Grey"

"One Kind of Love," "Love & Mercy"

"See You Again," "Furious 7"

"Simple Song #3," "Youth"

* "Writing's on the Wall," "Spectre"

Best motion picture, foreign language

"The Brand New Testament"

"The Club"

"The Fencer"


* "Son of Saul"

Best television series, drama

"Empire," Fox

"Game of Thrones," HBO

* "Mr. Robot," USA

"Narcos," Netflix

"Outlander," Starz

Best television series, musical or comedy

"Casual," Hulu

* "Mozart in the Jungle," Amazon Video

"Orange Is the New Black," Netflix

"Silicon Valley," HBO

"Transparent," Amazon Video

"Veep," HBO

Best television limited series or motion picture made for television

"American Crime," ABC

"American Horror Story: Hotel," FX

"Fargo," FX

"Flesh and Bone," Starz

* "Wolf Hall," PBS

Best performance by an actor in a television series, drama

* Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"

Rami Malek, "Mr. Robot"

Wagner Moura, "Narcos"

Bob Odenkirk, "Better Call Saul"

Liev Schreiber, "Ray Donovan"

Best performance by an actor in a television series, musical or comedy

Aziz Ansari, "Master of None"

* Gael García Bernal, "Mozart in the Jungle"

Rob Lowe, "The Grinder"

Patrick Stewart, "Blunt Talk"

Jeffrey Tambor, "Transparent"

Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television

Idris Elba, "Luther"

* Oscar Isaac, "Show Me a Hero"

David Oyelowo, "Nightingale"

Mark Rylance, "Wolf Hall"

Patrick Wilson, "Fargo"

Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television

Alan Cumming, "The Good Wife"

Damian Lewis, "Wolf Hall"

Ben Mendelson, "Bloodline"

Tobias Menzies, "Outlander"

* Christian Slater, "Mr. Robot"

Best performance by an actress in a TV series, drama

Caitriona Balfe, "Outlander"

Viola Davis, "How to Get Away With Murder"

Eva Green, "Penny Dreadful

* Taraji P. Henson, "Empire"

Robin Wright, "House of Cards"

Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television

Uzo Aduba, "Orange Is the New Black"

Joanna Froggatt, "Downton Abbey"

Regina King, "American Crime"

Judith Light, "Transparent"

* Maura Tierney, "The Affair"

Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television

Kirsten Dunst, "Fargo"

* Lady Gaga, "American Horror Story: Hotel"

Sarah Hay, "Flesh and Bone"

Felicity Huffman, "American Crime"

Queen Latifah, "Bessie"

Best performance by an actress in a television series, musical or comedy

* Rachel Bloom, "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"

Jamie Lee Curtis, "Scream Queens"

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"

Gina Rodriguez, "Jane the Virgin"

Lily Tomlin, "Grace and Frankie"


31st Santa Barbara International

Film Festival

Wednesday February 3 – Saturday February 13, 2016
200 Films + Celebrity Tributes + Panel Discussions + Filmmaker Q&A’s + Daily FREE Community Events + Educational Programs FOR ALL AGES

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 The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will open with the U.S. premiere of Paramount Pictures’ “THE LITTLE PRINCE” at the Arlington Theatre on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016. Directed by Mark Osborne and featuring the voices of Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Ricky Gervais, James Franco, Mackenzie Foy, and Benicio Del Toro, “THE LITTLE PRINCE” is based on the classic tale of the same name by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Opening Night Film + Gala is co-sponsored by Bella Vista Designs.

“Saint-Exupéry’s novel is one of the most beloved works of the 20th century,” stated Roger Durling, Executive Director of SBIFF. “What Mark has done with this story is extraordinary and moving, and we think it provides a perfect tie-in to AppleBox, our free family screening program, and to the festival’s other philanthropic efforts. We are thrilled to have this film kick off our festival.”

 “THE LITTLE PRINCE” weaves elements of the novel into an original narrative written by Irena Brignull and Bob Persichetti. To ensure that her daughter is enrolled in a prestigious academy, The Mother forces The Little Girl into a rigorous study schedule that leaves her little time to enjoy her summer. To escape her overbearing mother, The Little Girl befriends The Aviator, her elderly retired next-door neighbor. As their friendship develops, The Aviator introduces The Little Girl to a magical world where anything is possible; a world that he was introduced to long ago by The Little Prince. Through an extraordinary and emotional journey, The Little Girl learns that what is truly essential to living a full and happy life can only be seen with the heart.

Paramount Pictures and On Animation Studios present “THE LITTLE PRINCE” based on “Le Petit Prince” by Antoine De Saint-Exupéry. Starring Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Marion Cotillard, James Franco, Benicio Del Toro, Ricky Gervais, Bud Cort, Paul Giamatti, Riley Osborne, with Albert Brooks and Mackenzie Foy. Produced by Aton Soumache, Dimitri Rassam and Alexis Vonarb. Original Screenplay by Irena Brignull & Bob Persichetti. Directed By Mark Osborne.

 “THE LITTLE PRINCE” will be released March 18th, 2016.

 For more information, and to purchase tickets, festival passes and packages, please visit www.sbiff.org.

 About the Santa Barbara International Film Festival

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts and educational organization dedicated to discovering and showcasing the best in independent and international cinema. SBIFF offers 11 days of 200+ films, tributes and symposiums that transforms beautiful downtown Santa Barbara, CA into a rich destination for film lovers which attract more than 90,000 attendees.

 SBIFF continues its commitment to education and the community through free programs like its 10-10-10 Student Filmmaking and Screenwriting Competitions, Mike’s Field Trip to the Movies, National Film Studies Program, AppleBox Family Films, 3rd Weekend and educational seminars. In recent years SBIFF has expanded its year round presence with regular screenings and Q&As with programs like Cinema Society, The Showcase and its Wave Film Festivals.

The James Foley Story 
World Premiere at 2016 Sundance in U.S. Doc Competition; 

HBO Broadcast on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 9:00pm


HBO Documentary Films is proud to present JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY, the personal, intimate story of American journalist James Foley who was murdered by ISIS in 2014, made by his close childhood friend Brian Oakes. After its world premiere in the U.S. Documentary Competition at Sundance next week, the film will broadcast on HBO on Saturday, February 6.
February 11
The 7th Annual TASTE AWARDS 
February 11, 2016
San Francisco at the Castro Theatre.

The Hollywood awards show is coming to San Francisco.
The TASTE AWARDS are the premier awards show celebrating the year's best in Food, Fashion, Travel and Lifestyle programs on Television, in Film, Online, and on Radio.

The Annual Awards have included appearances by stars, celebrities, producers and executives from networks and platforms such as the Food Network, the Style Network, Bravo, the Cooking Channel, TLC, Discovery, Lifetime, E! Entertainment Television, PBS, APT, Create TV, NBC, ABC, the CW, HGTV, the Travel Channel, HD Net, Hulu, YouTube, Sony Pictures, Vimeo, LiveWell Network, Vice, MyxTV and more. 
February 14
Getty 2015
The 69th British Academy Film Awards, more commonly known as the BAFTAs, will be held on 14 February 2016 at the Royal Opera House in London,

February 28


Here's the complete list for the 88th Academy Awards:


  • The Big Short
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Brooklyn
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • Room
  • Spotlight


  • Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
  • Matt Damon, The Martian
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
  • Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
  • Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl


  • Cate Blanchett, Carol
  • Brie Larson, Room
  • Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
  • Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
  • Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn


  • Christian Bale, The Big Short
  • Tom Hardy, The Revenant
  • Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
  • Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
  • Sylvester Stallone, Creed



  • Adam McKay - The Big Short
  • George Miller - Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Alejandro G. Iñárritu - The Revenant
  • Lenny Abrahamson - Room
  • Tom McCarthy - Spotlight


  • Anomalisa
  • Boy and the World
  • Inside Out
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie
  • When Marnie Was There


  • Carol
  • Cinderella
  • The Danish Girl
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Revenant


  • Amy
  • Cartel Land
  • The Look of Silence
  • What Happened, Miss Simone?
  • Winter on Fire


  • Body Team
  • Chau, Beyond the Lines
  • Claude Lanzmann
  • A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
  • Last Day of Freedom


  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
  • The Revenant


  • "Earned It" - Fifty Shades of Grey
  • "Manta Ray" - Racing Extinction
  • "Simple Song #3" - Youth
  • "Til It Happens to You" - The Hunting Ground
  • "Writing's on the Wall" - Spectre


  • Bear Story
  • Prologue
  • Sanjay's Super Team
  • We Can't Live Without Cosmos
  • World of Tomorrow


  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Sicario
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant


  • The Big Short
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Revenant
  • Spotlight
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens


  • Embrace of the Serpent
  • Mustang
  • Son of Saul
  • Theeb
  • A War


  • Bridge of Spies
  • Carol
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Sicario
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens


  • Bridge of Spies
  • The Danish Girl
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant


  • Ex Machina
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens


  • The Big Short
  • Brooklyn
  • Carol
  • The Martian
  • Room


  • Bridge of Spies
  • Ex Machina
  • Inside Out
  • Spotlight
  • Straight Outta Compton


  • Carol
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Revenant
  • Sicario


Save The Date!

The 22nd Annual SLO International Film Festival

March 15-20, 2016


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