As part of her ice-breaking duties as host tonight at the WGA Awards west coast ceremony, SNL alum Ana Gasteyer gave praise to those agencies in the room that signed the guild’s franchise agreement –specifically Verve, Buchwald and Gersh– then poking fun at CAA . “CAA bought four tickets to the show tonight even though they didn’t sign the WGA agreement,” said Gasteyer who launched into a series of jokes about the big agency. “Yo, CAA, are you a Ken doll? Because I don’t see no package,” said the comedienne, making a pun. “What’s the difference between CAA and Helen Keller? You’re allowed to sign with Helen Keller,” Gasteyer continued. “How many CAA agents does it to take to screw in a light bulb?” Gasteyer asked attendees in the Beverly Hilton ballroom, then answering, “Two. One to screw it in, one to screw over another client.” Related Story Kal Penn To Host Writers Guild Awards In March “I’m with Gersh. They assured me my voice is still … [Read more...] about WGA Awards Host Ana Gasteyer Jokes About Guild’s Battle With Big Agencies, Dinging CAA
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South by Southwest (aka SXSW ) has revealed its final round for its already robust lineup of keynotes and featured sessions. The online iteration of the SXSW conference and festival is set to take place March 16-20. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg , host New York Times podcast Together Apart Priya Parker, and Interior Chinatown author Charles Yu join the Keynote lineup that includes previously-announced sessions from political leader and game-changer Stacey Abrams as well as music icon Willie Nelson. “The three Keynote Speakers we’re announcing today are a perfect complement to our Conference lineup for SXSW Online 2021,” said Hugh Forrest, Chief Programming Officer. “Charles Yu’s amazing novel Interior Chinatown brings a completely unique perspective to the immigrant experience in the United States. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg will emphasize SXSW’s continued focus on how technological innovations are transforming mobility. And no one … [Read more...] about SXSW Adds Pete Buttigieg As Keynote; Ava DuVernay, George W. Bush And More Set For Featured Sessions
ViacomCBS spent the afternoon unveiling details about Paramount+, its rebranded streame r that will launch May 4, and now here is a roundup of the television series and feature films that will be available on the service. Paramount+ will feature a content catalog of more than 30,000 episodes, 2,500 movie titles and 1,000-plus live sporting events and news coverage. More than 50 new series across multiple genres will bow during the next two years on the streamer, which promises 7,000 episodes of kids content, 5,000 of reality and 6,000 of comedy. A number of theatrical movies will hit Par+ after a 45-day theatrical window , including Mission: Impossible 7, A Quiet Place Part II and PAW Patrol: The Movie. Related Story With Ambitious Paramount+ Launch, ViacomCBS Targets 65 Million-75 Million Streaming Subs By 2024 Paramount+ Pricing And Tiers Revealed: What’s In The $5 And $10 Monthly Plans ViacomCBS wasn’t clear about which programming will be … [Read more...] about Paramount+ Programming: The TV Shows & Films That Will Stream On ViacomCBS Service
The brand new season of the popular dance reality show Nach Baliye has been in the news since a long time. As per latest reports, the makers of Nach Baliye 10 have started prepping for the show and have started approaching popular couples of television. It is being said that the newly-wedded couple Aditya Narayan and Shweta Agarwal have been approached for the show. Currently, singer Aditya is seen hosting Indian Idol 12 , his actress-wife had also made a couple of guest appearances on the show. Also, Gauahar Khan and Zaid Darbar, who got married on December 25, 2020, have also apparently been approached to participate in the dance reality show. As per Spotboye report, Gauahar is already in discussion with the makers and if all goes as per plan, we might get to watch her and Zaid on the show. A source was quoted as saying by the portal, "Gauahar Khan and Zaid Darbar have been approached for the upcoming season of Nach Baliye 10 . The two have also shown interest and … [Read more...] about Nach Baliye 10: Aditya Narayan-Shweta Agarwal & Gauahar Khan-Zaid Darbar To Participate?
The Recording Academy is trying. Almost a year after the institution welcomed its first Chief Diversity Officer — following many years of backlash regarding racial inequality — Grammy organizers have announced a new satellite event focused on amplifying black voices. On Wednesday, the Recording Academy revealed that H.E.R., Yolanda Adams, PJ Morton, and Freddie Gibbs and The Alchemist — first-time Grammy nominees for their collaborative album, Alfredo — were scheduled to perform at its Black Music Collective’s (BMC’s) inaugural Grammy-week event. The BMC-hosted gathering, which will take place virtually on Grammy.com, is set for Wednesday, March 10th, four days before this year’s unprecedented Grammys telecast . According to a press release, John Legend , Janelle Monáe, Issa Rae, and activist Tamika Mallory are expected to lead “fireside chats regarding the Black experience in the wake of social justice,” along with the Recording Academy’s Chair and Interim … [Read more...] about John Legend, Janelle Monae to Lead Recording Academy’s First ‘Black Music Collective’ Event