Universal Pictures Canada x Mr. Will want to take Readers in Toronto + Vancouver to see GIRLS TRIP! Screenings take place Wednesday, July 19, 2017.
When four lifelong friends—Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish—travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush. James Lopez, head of motion pictures for Will Packer Productions, and Preston Holmes, executive produce.
See the Trailer:
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Universal Pictures Canada release GIRLS TRIPFriday, July 21, 2017.
Filming once again is picking-up again in Toronto and many names are surfacing around the City in recent weeks after a bit of a winter lull.
Front and center is Drama Life in a Year starring Jaden Smith and Cara Delevingne, about a 17-year-old boy whom after learning that his girlfriend has one year to live, gives her an entire lifetime’s worth of experiences. Filming in and around the downtown core, Smith recently chopped off his long locks with the help of his famous father Will. He also last weekend was spotted at Coachella sporting his cropped do.
Also just beginning production is Lifetime‘s TV Movie Flint, directed by Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy, Mao’s Last Dancer) about a woman in Flint, Michigan dealing with its toxic water scandal and its impacts on her family. Cher originally was tapped to star, although she had to back-out due to family issues. We spotted stars Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad, Masters of Sex), singer Jill Scott and Marin Ireland (Hell or High Water, Toronto-made series The Divide) out tonight having dinner. Queen Latifah also recently was added to the cast and films through late May.
Another series set to begin filming is the first season of Condor. The series is about a young CIA analyst who hopes to reform it, but stumbles upon a brilliant plan that also threatens the lives of millions. Max Irons (The Riot Club, Red Riding Hood), son of Jeremy, stars in the series’ lead role. William Hurt and Brendan Fraser also star. It films through August.
The 56th annual GRAMMY Awards took place tonight at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles – Music’s Biggest Night! The Stars came out in droves and in what was an odd, exciting Red Carpet, we saw an assortment of Helmets and Hats donned on some of the biggest names in Music including the likes of Madonna, Daft Punk, Yoko Ono and Pharrell, who lit Twitter afire with his exaggerated RCMP-like Hat. The Fashion Entrepreneur, Producer and Singer/Songwriter not only won in the Category of Best Producer (Non-Classical), but won coveted Record of the Year and also Best Pop Duo/Group Performance with his Daft Punk Collaboration, Get Lucky.
French Electronica Duo Daft Punk made only their second-ever televised Performance tonight – a momentous Occasion with Stevie Wonder joining them and Pharrell. What made the Night extra-special however was their huge Wins for coveted Top Honour of Album of the Year,Best Electronic/Dance Album and Best Engineered Album with their 2013 Disc, Random Access Memories. In total, they won five GRAMMYs night individually and in collaboration.
Watch their Performance below:
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis who debuted only last year, too were the Kings of the GRAMMYs this year, sweeping the most important Rap/Hip-Hop Categories including Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song (Thrift Shop), Best Rap Performance (Thrift Shop) and Best New Artist. In addition, the Duo stole the Show tonight partnering-up with Queen Latifah and Pop Legend Madonna for a much-talked-about Performance of Same Love, which saw 33 Couples of all Orientations being wed at the Event as Queen Latifah officiated the Ceremony. Madonna then joined on-stage in a white Suit and Cowboy Hat singing the Hook to her Hit Open Your Heart.
Watch the Performance below:
Although surprisingly she wasn’t nominated for Best New Artist, shy 17-year-old New Zealand Sensation Lorde more than made-up for that with a huge win for Best Solo Pop Performance with her Hit Royals. The Track also won coveted Song of the Year and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see a huge sales boost next week for her 2013 Debut, Pure Heroine. In a succinct pair of Speeches where she seemed genuinely shocked to win, she thanked her fellow Nominees Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Sara Bareilles and Justin Timberlake for being inspirations in her own Music. She also accepted with her Co-Writer/Producer Joel Little, letting him do most of the talking.
Watch Lorde‘s Performance of Royals:
Katy Perry turned several heads tonight in her Valentino Dress which was adorned with Musical Notes, in addition leaving an impression with her eerie and theatrical Performance of latest Single, Dark Horse.
Watch her Performance below:
Taylor Swift undisputedly had the best Red Carpet Look tonight, wearing well an elegant chain-linked Gucci Dress. She performed her Track All Too Well, complete with head-thrashing, finished with a mood-appropriate pensive smirk versus her usual enthusiastic show of gratitude post-Performance. Although she wasn’t a Winner tonight, she was up in for prestigious Album of the Year with her Disc Red, released in October 2012.
Watch Swift perform All Too Well:
Canada also fared well this year at the GRAMMYs, with our own Michael Buble nabbing his fourth GRAMMY with his Disc To Be Loved in the Category of Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. Jennifer Gasoi won Best Children‘s Album with her Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well.
58 Categories, many, many Winners! The 40th annual People’s Choice Awards were held tonight at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles and walking away the night’s big Winner was America’s Sweetheart Sandra Bullock, taking home four Awards as decided by the General Public. The Actress had a super year at the Box Office with two major Hits Gravity and The Heat, both which won Favorite Dramatic Movie and Favourite Comedic Movie respectively. The former earned Bullock a People’s Choice Award in the Category of Favorite Movie Duo along with her Co-Star George Clooney, in addition to wins for Favorite Actress, Favorite Dramatic Actress and Favorite Comedic Actress.
2 Broke Girls Stars Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings hosted the Evening, which saw performances from the likes of Brad Paisley, One Republic and Sara Bareilles and although the two Actresses were nominated for Favourite TV Gal Pals, they lost-out to Rachel & Santana (Lea Michele and Naya Rivera) from Glee.
Toronto was well-represented with Kristin Kreuk winning Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress for her work in Beauty and the Beast. Meanwhile, the Series which is filmed in the City and also Toronto-filmed Reign won Favorite New TV Drama.
Winners tonight were as follows:
Favorite Streaming Series Orange Is the New Black
Favorite Cable TV Drama The Walking Dead
Favorite TV Gal Pals Rachel & Santana (Glee)
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor Ian Somerhalder
Favorite Movie Actress Sandra Bullock
Favorite Comedic Movie Actress Sandra Bullock
Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress Sandra Bullock
Favorite Album The 20/20 Experience (Justin Timberlake)
Favorite Male Artist Justin Timberlake
Favorite R&B Artist Justin Timberlake
Favorite Daytime TV Host(s) Ellen DeGeneres
Favorite New Talk Show Host Queen Latifah
Favorite Comedic Movie Actor Adam Sandler
Favorite Dramatic TV Actor Josh Charles
Favorite Competition TV Show The Voice
Favorite Network TV Drama The Good Wife
Favorite Comedic Movie The Heat
Favorite Cable TV Actress
Favorite On-Screen Chemistry Damon & Elena (The Vampire Diaries)
Favorite Pop Artist Britney Spears
Favorite Comedic TV Actress Kaley Cuoco
Favorite Comedic TV Actor Chris Colfer
Favorite Action Movie Iron Man 3
Favorite Action Movie Star Robert Downey Jr.
Favorite Actress in a New TV Series Sarah Michelle Gellar
Favorite Movie Iron Man 3
Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host
Favorite Movie Actor
Favorite Movie Duo
Sandra Bullock & George Clooney (Gravity)
Favorite Dramatic Movie Gravity
Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor Leonardo DiCaprio
Favorite Family Movie Despicable Me 2
Favorite Horror Movie Carrie
Favorite Thriller Movie Now You See Me
Favorite Network TV Comedy The Big Bang Theory
Favorite Dramatic TV Actress Stana Katic
Favorite Actor in a New TV Series
Favorite TV Crime Drama Castle
Favorite Cable TV Comedy Psych
Favorite Premium Cable TV Show Homeland
Favorite TV Anti-Hero Rick Grimes (The Walking Dead)
Favorite TV Bromance Sam, Dean & Castiel (Supernatural)
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show Beauty and the Beast
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress Kristin Kreuk
Favorite TV Movie/Miniseries American Horror Story
Shaw Media is set to unveil their 2013 Fall and Mid-Season Lineup today at their annual Upfronts and in Toronto today are a few familiar and exciting Television Personalities! On Global Television‘s The Morning Show not only was it unveiled that popular News Anchor Leslie Roberts would be hosting the National Edition of the increasingly-popular morning staple, but here in-town today are the likes of Blair Underwood, Daniel Dae-Kim, Ana Ortiz and Soap Legend Susan Lucci!
Ironside – The Drama Series stars Blair Underwood (Sex and the City, LAX) as Robert T. Ironside, a Police Detective relegated to a wheelchair after a shooting. He still continues to forge ahead with a brand-new handpicked Team. It airs this Fall and also can be seen in the U.S. on NBC.
Hawaii Five-O: After three successful seasons, the CBS Series starring Scott Caan, Alex O’Loughlin, Grace Park and Daniel Dae Kim (pictured below) gets a Friday time slot this Fall at 9:00 PM.
Devious Maids: From the same Creator as Desperate Housewives comes this long-awaited Comedy about four Latina Maids and the juicy Stories they share working for Beverly Hills’ most wealthy Families. The Series stars Roselyn Sánchez, Judy Reyes, Dania Ramirez, Ana Ortiz and of course, Susan Lucci (the latter two seen below). I’ll have the pleasure chatting with Ortiz and Lucci later today on the delicious new Series. Stay tuned. The Series premieres Sunday, June 23, 2013 on Lifetime Canada.
Glee:Glee Star Dot-Marie Jones (below) was spotted a couple days ago in the City and although she wasn’t specifically here for the Upfronts (she attended the Event in 2011), the Actress who is known best as Coach Shannon Beiste on the Musical-Comedy Series, was here to do good. Read more here. Glee airs Thursday nights at 9:00 PM this Fall.