Wardour Studios Hollywood Stars Gala Academy Awards Oscars® Viewing Party was a success as many celebrities walked the red carpet, enjoyed a hosted VIP reception then dined on a four-course sit-down dinner while viewing the 90th Academy Awards.
The Hollywood Stars Gala Oscars® event was held on Sunday, March 4, inside the elegant ballroom of the newly completed Beverly Hills Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Celebrities and guests filled the ballroom in support of the evening’s theme “Women in Entertainment.”
“It was so great to see so many celebrities, producers, music industry people, guest support this fabulous event, and especially gratifying to see everyone here stepping up to bring female filmmakers onto equal standing, as they should have always been” said Steven Nia, Chairman and CEO of Wardour Studios. “We here at Wardour Studios are committed to aggressively keep the movement going forward as the industry enters this new era.”
Tables in the ballroom were decorated with gorgeous floral arrangements by George Ortega, Creative Floral Director of “Square Root,” which matched the elegance of the evening only the Waldorf Astoria could provide.
During the hosted VIP Cocktail Reception guests were able to catch glimpses of the Oscars® red carpet arrivals at the Dolby Theater on the screens around the room. While waiting for the Oscars® ceremony to begin, guests had the chance to smile and pose for the camera in the Socal Mirror Photo Booth, creating a memory of the nights’ celebration for them to take home.
When the Academy Awards hosted by Jimmy Kimmel started, those in attendance were invited to indulge in an exquisite dinner created by the Waldorf Astoria’s celebrity chef Jean-George, while watching the winners receive their Oscars® on large screens located around the ballroom.
Celebrities attending, as well as others, also received, collectively, over one million units of W1 Coin, the world’s first entertainment backed cryptocurrency, at the Hollywood Stars Gala.
“W1 Coin is a game changing innovation in financing, producing and distributing entertainment projects that will empower and will give industry professionals, and consumers alike, a powerful tool to better exploit and enhance their entertainment experience,” Nia said.
Announced at the event was one of Wardour Studio’s newest Hollywood China co-productions, “Crossroads to Shaolin”. It is the story of a young American boxer who discovers how to be the true champion that he is at a Shaolin temple, helping him to go on to become world champion. Lee Baker is writing and directing the film, with Stephen Sobisky as visual effects supervisor, and Dan Katzman as producer.
“Steven and I are extremely grateful for all the wonderful participants, this evening, and we hope to be working with many of them soon”, said Angelina Leo, COO of Wardour Studios.
**Photographers: Maury Phillips & Jaime Lim
Nostalgia hit me heavy when I found out about the latest collaboration between Hybrid Apparel’s line, Love Tribe and Nickelodeon. This new collection is all about taking it back to Millennial childhood by making a nod to 90’s cartoon classics that so many of us grew up on, and personally, I’m loving every single piece! My favorite pieces include characters from hit shows like Rugrats, All That, and Hey Arnold!. You can also find pieces that feature quotes and characters from Clarissa Explains It All, The Ren & Stimpy Show, and SpongeBob SquarePants.
According to the Vice President of Sales for Specialty Retailers of Hybrid Apparel, Bonnie Dogan explained that the collection was actually in the works for a while now. She says,
“We have been partners with Nickelodeon for a long time, building an incredible relationship together. We love their creativity, and combining their vision with ours was the perfect recipe for an inspiring unique apparel line. There is nothing better then remembering the past, and the things we watched and loved while growing up.“
The Nickelodeon collection a retro style for fashionable millennial women. The garments possess a “throwback” feel, having been made with materials such as terry cloth and jersey, and include trendy slogans such as “Trust Me, I’m a Rugrat,” featuring Chucky Finster from Rugrats and “Haters Gonna Hate,” featuring Arnold from Hey Arnold!.
Love Tribe X Nickelodeon has officially launched this week in stores and online at Macys.com, but the line will officially kick off nationwide with a special event at Macy’s Herald Square in New York at 2:00 pm on August 26, 2017.
Make sure to follow Love Tribe on Instagram here: @lovetribeapparel
In celebration of SCANDAL’s 100th episode, SoCal Magazine would like to highlight our coverage of this phenomenal series from last month’s PaleyFest Los Angeles. The entire cast of Shonda Rhimes’ hit show was in attendance and they all shared very unique stories from the set of Scandal along with their bonds off-screen and insight into what to expect from episode 100.
Bellamy Young and Kerry Washington both created emotional moments at Paley Fest when they spoke of the friendship that the cast mates have all built with one another.
“The 100th episode is insane, and you can think of it as the ‘What if…’ episode. It’s an altered reality if things hadn’t gone they way they went. It informs in a really unique way your understanding of all our characters.” – Tony Goldwyn
Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn shared one of their most memorable moments on Scandal was when they touched the Constitution the same night that Obama was re-elected into office.
SCANDAL airs Thursdays at 9|8c on ABC. Check out the gallery below.
Kerry Washington, “Olivia Pope”; Tony Goldwyn, “President Fitzgerald ‘Fitz’ Grant”; Scott Foley, “Jake Ballard”; Guillermo Diaz, “Huck”; Darby Stanchfield, “Abby Whelan”; Bellamy Young, “Mellie Grant”; Katie Lowes, “Quinn Perkins”; Joshua Malina, “David Rosen”; Jeff Perry, “Cyrus Beene”; Cornelius Smith Jr., “Marcus Walker”; Joe Morton, “Rowan Pope”; and George Newborn, “Charlie” celebrated 100 episodes of the hit ABC series. Good Morning America’s Jesse Palmer moderated the panel.
Cast and Creators of Fox’s Hit Animated Series, Bob’s Burgers, Share Upcoming Exclusives for Fans at PaleyFest L.A.
The Belcher family for Season Six of Emmy Award-winning Bob’s Burgers airing Sundays on FOX. © 2017 TCFFC All Rights Reserved.
The second weekend of PaleyFest L.A. saw fans of the hit animated series, Bob’s Burgers, gather at The Dolby Theater in Hollywood to see exclusive clips and never before seen footage of upcoming episodes along with a live Q&A and table read with the cast and creators of the show.
There was no shortage of laughter in the theater that evening as most fans of Bob’s would come to expect from the comedic personalities that the fans have come to love.
Moderating the panel that evening was Bob’s Burgers creator, Loren Bouchard, who went on to explain that what makes the show so unique and captivating is that the core of the Belcher Family is optimism. The cast collectively agreed that optimism is certainly an underlying theme between the Belchers as that’s what ultimately glues the family together no matter what obstacles are thrown at them. “In terms of the show itself, a companion to optimism is acceptance and inclusiveness. This show is supportive of anyone and everyone and so non-judgmental and that’s in large part because of you (the fans).” – Executive Producer, Jim Dauterive.
Fans were treated to a sneak peek of the upcoming Easter episode that sees Bob and Linda get competitive over who hides their Easter eggs better. Things take a turn when the couple accidentally gets very drunk on a mysterious bottle of cheap wine. Loren also revealed the news that Bob’s Burgers will finally release a complete soundtrack album this year with the most memorable musical numbers that were written and produced for the show. The official release for the Bob’s Burgers musical album is May 12th, 2017. Fans also learned that a new character will be introduced before this season is over. The biggest reveal was right after the live table read when Loren confirmed that the first episode of the next season will be completely drawn by the fans. Bob’s Burgers has begun promoting a contest through their social media to get fans excited to submit work and be selected to create a full episode.
Make sure to tune in to Bob’s Burgers Sunday nights on FOX.
PaleyFest LA 2017 honoring Bob’s Burgers, presented by The Paley Center for Media, at the DOLBY THEATRE on March 24, 2017 in Hollywood, California. © Imeh Bryant for the Paley Center
Panelists included: Jon Benjamin, “Bob Belcher”; John Roberts, “Linda Belcher”; Kristen Schaal, “Louise Belcher”; Eugene Mirman, “Gene Belcher”; Dan Mintz, “Tina Belcher”; Larry Murphy, “Uncle Teddy”; Loren Bouchard, Creator, Executive Producer, Writer; Jim Dauterive,Executive Producer; Paul F. Tompkins, Special Guest; John Early, Special Guest; Brian Gattas, Special Guest; Lindsey Stoddart, Special Guest; and Jennifer Smedley, Special Guest