Hollywood A-listers line up for Booker The celebrity heavyweights are lending their names and support to New Jersey’s Democratic Senate hopeful, CNN confirmed. The fundraiser, first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, is being held at the Los Angeles home of billionaire and Democratic contributor Ron Burkle. Among others co-hosting the event are “Lost” producer J.J. Abrams, Netflix’s Ted Sarandos and former U.S. Ambassador Nicole Avant. Tickets are reported to range from a $1,000 to 10,000. This is his second high-profile fundraiser for the two-term mayor of Newark, N.J. The first was thrown by Oprah Winfrey in August. With only a few weeks until the Oct. 16 special election to fill the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s Senate seat, Booker maintains a commanding lead ahead of Republican Steve Lonegan. According to a Rutgers-Eagleton survey released in early September 64 percent of likely voters in the Senate special election support Booker, with 29 percent backing Lonegan, the former mayor of the northern New Jersey town of Bogota.
(The Hollywood Film Awards is owned by affiliates of THR parent company Guggenheim Partners.) our editor recommends ANALYSIS: ‘Prisoners’ Is Well-Made and Gripping, But Is It Academy Fare? Gyllenhaal, 32, has amassed a filmography that is striking in its depth and variety, starting with his big-screen debut at age 10 in City Slickers (1991). His most notable credits include Joe Johnston’s October Sky (1999), Richard Kelly’s Donnie Darko (2001), Nicole Holofcener’s Lovely & Amazing (2001), Brad Silberling’s Moonlight Mile (2002), Miguel Arteta’s The Good Girl (2002), Roland Emmerich’s The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Sam Mendes’ Jarhead (2005), John Madden’s Proof (2005), Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain (2005), David Fincher’s Zodiac (2007), Gavin Hood’s Rendition (2007), Jim Sheridan’s Brothers (2009), Edward Zwick’s Love & Other Drugs (2010), Duncan Jones’ Source Code (2011) and David Ayer’s End of Watch (2012). VIDEO: Jake Gyllenhaal Reveals Why He Loves ‘Mr. Jackman’ This fall, Gyllenhaal has earned some of the best accolades of his career — and best supporting actor Oscar buzz — for his portrayal of a detective leading the investigation for a pair of kidnapped kids in Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners, which premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and screened at the Toronto Film Festival before hitting theaters in the U.S. this past weekend. The Alcon Entertainment/Warner Bros. drama, which also stars Hugh Jackman, among many others, was the weekend’s highest-grossing film at the box office. VIDEO: Jake Gyllenhaal Declares That He’ll Only Take On Challenging Projects in the Future The Hollywood Film Awards are determined by founder and executive director Carlos de Abreu and an advisory committee. Last month, the Hollywood Film Awards and Dick Clark Productions, which also produced the Golden Globe Awards, entered into a partnership that could lead to the ceremony being televised in future years. Over the past 10 years, Hollywood Film Awards honorees have gone on to garner a total of 96 Oscar nominations and 34 Oscars. De Abreu tells THR, We are thrilled to present the Hollywood Supporting Actor Award to Jake Gyllenhaal for his unforgettable performance in Prisoners.
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We are pleased to work in partnership with Burroughs & Chapin on bringing the world-famous Hollywood Wax Museum to Myrtle Beach, said Tej Sundher, whose grandfather founded the original Hollywood Wax Museum. We know this beautiful city is a great match for our project and look forward to becoming part of the community. The attraction — which initially wanted to feature a Mount Rushmore on one side and the well-known Hollywood sign on other side of the buildings outside, as well as shooting stars around its sign — had to tone down the dramatic exterior presence to get the blessing of the citys Community Appearance Board, which must OK the signs, landscaping and building exteriors of new development. The current, stripped-down design features a large King Kong scaling a skyscraper not to exceed 80 feet high; the other elements were removed. The Hollywood Wax Museum is a fantastic addition to Myrtle Beach and Broadway at the Beach, said Patrick Walsh, senior vice president of asset management with Burroughs & Chapin Co. Inc., which owns the spot where Hollywood Wax Museum will operate and Broadway at the Beach, the bulk of which sits across U.S. 17 Bypass from the planned museum. Since this will be the only Hollywood Wax Museum in the Carolinas, we are confident that our visitors will be thrilled with the celebrity figures and interactive nature of the museum. The attraction brings life to a high-profile building that has sat empty for more than five years, though renovations started a few years ago on a Pat Boone theater that never materialized. Ticket prices for the Hollywood Wax Museum havent yet been set, but spokeswoman Aileen Stein said residents of Horry and Georgetown counties, as well as Brunswick County, N.C., will get 50 percent off admission. A job listing will be posted in the next week or so for the attractions general manager, Stein said. Hiring for the rest of the staff — Stein said a number hadnt yet been determined — will begin April 1. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all.
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Denis Villeneuve directs the film from an original screenplay by Aaron Guzikowski.Oscar nominee Broderick Johnson (“The Blind Side”), Kira Davis, Oscar nominee Andrew A. Kosove (“The Blind Side”), and Adam Kolbrenner are the producers, with Edward L. McDonnell, John H. Starke, Robyn Meisinger, Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson serving as executive producers. The Hollywood Film Awards honors cherished stars, filmmakers and up-and-coming talent, and traditionally kicks off the film awards season with the biggest stars and top industry executives in attendance. Last year’s awards show received more than 41 million media impressions, in addition to more than 300 million online and print readers’ impressions. ABOUT DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS Founded in 1957, dick clark productions, Inc (DCP) is a leading independent producer of television programming. DCP produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” DCP also produces popular weekly television programming, including “So You Think You Can Dance,” and owns and maintains one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment libraries, which includes more than 30 years of “American Bandstand” footage. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com . ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS The Hollywood Film Awards founded in 1997 were created to celebrate Hollywood and launch the awards season. The recipients of the awards are selected by an Advisory team for their body of work and/or a film(s) that is to be released during the calendar year. In the last ten years, a total of 96 Oscar nominations and 34 Oscars were given to the honorees of the Hollywood Film Awards.