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“Empire” is not slowing down anytime soon. The 33rd Annual PaleyFest Los Angeles will host “Empire” on March 11.

PaleyFest celebrates outstanding television and the dynamic show will be honored by the festival as one of the best TV shows. Expected to attend are Terrence Howard, “Lucious Lyon”, Taraji P. Henson, “Cookie Lyon”, Jussie Smollett, “Jamal Lyon”, Bryshere Gray, “Hakeem Lyon”, Trai Byers, “Andre Lyon”,  Grace Gealey, “Anika Calhoun”, Kaitlin Doubleday, “Rhonda Lyon”, Gabourey Sidibe, “Becky”, Ta’Rhonda Jones, “Porsha”, Serayah, “Tiana Brown”, Lee Daniels, Co-Creator & Executive Producer Danny Strong, Co-Creator & Executive Producer, Ilene Chaiken, Executive Producer and Brian Grazer, Executive Producer.

The annual PaleyFest Los Angeles, the William S. Paley Television Festival, celebrating television’s most acclaimed series will be held March 11-20 at the famous Dolby Theatre.

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The cast of “Power” will be making an appearance at the 2016 PaleyFest.

The Festival Celebrating Outstanding Television will honor the series on March 20 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The show’s creator, Showrunner, and executive producer, Courtney Kemp Agboh, will be on hand to answer questions. The panel will also include Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, who stars in the show and is also an executive producer for the show. Other cast members expected to attend include Omari Hardwick, Lela Loren, Naturi Naughton, and Joseph Sikora.

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Daryl Roth to receive the 2016 Order of the Golden Sphinx Award

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The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 announces that acclaimed Broadway, Off-Broadway and film producer Daryl Roth will be the 2016 recipient of the Order of the Golden Sphinx award. Ms. Roth will be honored and presented with the prestigious award at the annual Order of the Golden Sphinx Gala to be held at the Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel in New York City on April 11, 2016.

The Order of the Golden Sphinx, named for a traditional symbol of The Hasty Pudding Institute, is the highest honor bestowed by the Institute and recognizes individuals in the entertainment industry for their extraordinary contributions to the performing arts. The recipient represents the Institute’s mission to support and foster the performing arts within its membership, at Harvard, and the community at large. Previous recipients of the Order of the Golden Sphinx award include Michael Lynton, CEO of Sony Entertainment Inc., David Heyman, founder of Heyday Films and producer of “Gravity,” and legendary music producer Clive Davis, Chief Creative Officer of Sony Music.

“We are particularly proud and happy to honor Daryl Roth this year,” said Andrew Farkas, Chairman and Grand Sphinx of the Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770. “Daryl is the first female recipient of the Order of the Golden Sphinx, and we could not have dreamed of a more fitting honoree. Broadway-style stage production is at the heart of the Hasty Pudding tradition, and, just like Daryl, the Pudding never shies away from controversial topics. There is an obvious kinship between the sequined high heels of ‘Kinky Boots’ and those worn for decades by the Hasty Pudding ‘Ladies’.”

“I was surprised and thrilled to be honored with the Order of the Golden Sphinx, and as the first woman recipient, I am truly grateful,” said Daryl Roth. “As a theatre producer, I have tried to champion stories that can empower, engage, and often change people’s minds in a positive way, which I hope reflects the creative spirit of the Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770. I accept this award on behalf of all the talented and visionary artists who I have had the good fortune to work with.”

DARYL ROTH holds the singular distinction of producing seven Pulitzer Prize-winning plays: Anna in the Tropics; August: Osage County (2008 Tony Award); Clybourne Park (2012 Tony Award); How I Learned to Drive; Proof (2001 Tony Award); Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women; and Wit.

The proud recipient of eight Tony Awards, her over 90 award-winning Broadway productions include: Caroline, or Change; Curtains; A Delicate Balance; The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? (2002 Tony Award); It Shoulda Been You; Kinky Boots (2013 Tony Award); The Normal Heart (2011 Tony Award); One Man, Two Guvnors; A Raisin in the Sun (2014 Tony Award); Sylvia; The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife; War Horse (2011 Tony Award); Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; The Year of Magical Thinking; and You Can’t Take It With You. Off-Broadway credits include: Absolute Brightness; Buyer and Cellar; Closer Than Ever; The Divine Sister; Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore; Stars of David; The Temperamentals; and Wiesenthal. Film projects include the upcoming James Lapine film Custody starring Viola Davis; Albert Nobbs starring Glenn Close; and My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story, a documentary exploring the relationships of well-known New Yorkers and their dogs.

Ms. Roth is a Member of the Mayor’s Theater Subdistrict Council, an Honorary Trustee for Lincoln Center Theatre and has served on the Board of Directors of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and New York State Council on the Arts. Recent honors include: the 2014 New York Living Landmarks award; the 2013 Einstein Humanitarian Award from The Women’s Division and Albert Einstein College of Medicine; the 2012 Family Equality Council Hostetter-Habib Family Award; the 2011 Live Out Loud Humanitarian Award; and the 2010 Lucille Lortel Lifetime Achievement Award.

Ms. Roth was profiled in The New Yorker and twice included in Crain’s “100 Most Influential Women in Business.”

The Order of the Golden Sphinx gala enfolds as a dinner with special performances by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals and Harvard Krokodiloes undergraduates and alumni, produced by Amanda Lipitz Productions and written and composed by Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde: The Musical, The Explorers Club) and Larry O’Keefe (Legally Blonde: The Musical, Heathers: The Musical), both alumni of the Pudding.


The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770’s philanthropic mission is to provide educational and developmental support in all aspects of the performing arts for the underprivileged, to encourage satire and comedy, and to cultivate young talent around the world. The Institute is comprised of The Hasty Pudding Club (the oldest social club in the United States), The Hasty Pudding Theatricals (the third oldest theater group in the world, after the Comedie Francaise and the Oberammergau Passion Players) and the Harvard Krokodiloes (the foremost collegiate a cappella group in the United States). Over the last two centuries, it has grown into a premier performing arts organization, a patron of the arts and comedy, and an advocate for satire and discourse as tools for change worldwide.

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The Paley Center for Media Announces Initial Lineup for the 33rd Annual Paleyfest

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The Paley Center for Media today announced FX’s American Horror Story: Hotel; ABC’s black-ish; FOX’s Empire; STARZ’s Power; and FOX’s Scream Queens as the first honorees to be revealed for the 33rd annual PaleyFest Los Angeles, the William S. Paley Television Festival, celebrating television’s most acclaimed series. PaleyFest LA returns to Hollywood’s iconic Dolby Theatre from March 11-20, 2016, and will again grant fans access to special screenings and exclusive conversations with the stars and creative minds behind their favorite TV shows. More PaleyFest LA 2016 shows will be announced on Tuesday, January 19.

“The Paley Center could not be more thrilled for the 33rd annual PaleyFest LA, continuing our mission to bring fans together with the biggest stars and creative forces behind our most beloved television programs,” said Maureen J. Reidy, President and CEO of The Paley Center for Media.

Citi returns as the Official Card of PaleyFest LA, offering its cardmembers special presale access to tickets. Paley Center Patron and Supporting Members and Citi cardmembers can enjoy a presale for PaleyFest LA 2016 Showrunner and Studio Passes, as well as individual tickets on Tuesday, January 12. PaleyFest LA 2016 Showrunner and Studio Passes and


individual tickets will be available for purchase to Paley Center Individual Members on Thursday, January 14, and to the general public beginning Friday, January 15. All tickets can be purchased through

The Paley App and the Paley website are destinations for ongoing PaleyFest LA 2016 announcements, and are portals to ticket sales and content including photos and video clips from Festival events. Fans are invited to follow @paleycenter on Twitter for immediate news and for live tweeting from the events, and to join in the conversation with #PaleyFest. For more information on tickets and to download the Paley App, please visit

The Paley Center for Media’s PaleyFest, with festivals in both Los Angeles and New York City annually, has become a destination event for the worldwide community of television fans. The Festival benefits the Paley Center’s preservation and archival digitization efforts, and its ongoing mission to explore the significant impact of media on our culture and society. The Paley Center is home to one of the nation’s foremost publically accessible archives of television, radio, and new media content, over 160,000 programs spanning the history of media.

The PaleyFest LA 2016 initial panelist lineup is as follows:

Friday, March 11: Opening Ni


ght Presentation: Empire (7:30 pm)
Moderator: TBA

Terrence Howard, “Lucious Lyon”
Taraji P. Henson, “Cookie Lyon”
Jussie Smollett, “Jamal Lyon”
Bryshere Gray, “Hakeem Lyon”


Trai Byers, “Andre Lyon”
Grace Gealey, “Anika Calhoun”
Kaitlin Doubleday, “Rhonda Lyon”
Gabourey Sidibe, “Becky”
Ta’Rhonda Jones, “Porsha”
Serayah, “Tiana Brown”
Lee Daniels, Co-Creator & Executive Producer
Danny Strong, Co-Creator & Executive Producer
Ilene Chaiken, Executive Producer
Brian Grazer, Executive Producer

Saturday, March 12: Scream Queens (7:00pm)
Moderator: TBA

Emma Roberts, “Chanel Oberlin”
Jamie Lee Curtis, “Dean Cathy Munsch”
Lea Michele, “Hester Ulrich”
Abigail Breslin, “Chanel #5”
Skyler Samuels, “Grace Gardner”
Keke Palmer, “Zayday Williams”
Billie Lourd, “Chanel #3”
Niecy Nash, “Officer Denise Hemphill”


Sunday, March 13: black-ish (2:00pm)
Moderator: TBA

Anthony Anderson, “Andre ‘Dre’ Johnson” & Executive Producer
Tracee Ellis Ross, “Rainbow Johnson”
Yara Shahidi, “Zoey Johnson”
Marcus Scribner, “Andre Johnson, Jr.”
Miles Brown, “Jack Johnson”


Marsai Martin, “Diane Johnson”
Kenya Barris, Creator & Executive Producer
Jonathan Groff, Executive Producer

Sunday, March 20: Power (2:00pm)
Moderator: TBA

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, “Kanan” & Executive Producer
Omari Hardwick, “James ‘Ghost’ St. Patrick”
Lela Loren, “Angela Valdes”
Naturi Naughton, “Tasha St. Patrick”
Joseph Sikora, “Tommy Egan”
Courtney Kemp Agboh, Creator, Showrunner, and Executive Producer

Sunday, March 20: Closing Night Presentation: American Horror Story: Hotel (7:00pm)
Moderator: TBA

Sarah Paulson, “Sally”
Kathy Bates, “Iris”
Angela Bassett, “Ramona”
Chloe Sevigny, “Alex Lowe”
Evan Peters, “Mr. James March”
Wes Bentley, “John Lowe”
Cheyenne Jackson, “Will Drake”
Denis O’Hare, “Liz Taylor”

*Panelists to appear schedule permitting. All events and panelists are subject to change. Please visit for updates.
About The Paley Center for Media
The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3)


nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the collection and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innov


ator in the industry.

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Mariah Carey Performs for Qatar Airways at the Peninsula Beverly Hills

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Today, Qatar Airways held a landmark press conference at the Peninsula Beverly Hills, hosted by Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, to celebrate the commencement of daily, non-stop service between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Hamad International Airport (DOH) in Doha. Mr. Al Baker praised the city of Los Angeles for helping to bring the airline to LAX and spoke about Qatar Airways’ ongoing growth and expansion in the United States and around the world.

Los Angeles is one of the great centres of world aviation and will become a vital component in our expanding global network,” said Mr. Al Baker. “We look forward to introducing Angelenos to our award-winning signature service, with access to more than 150 destinations around the world, through our central hub in Doha. Thank you to everyone who has made this historic route possible.”

In addition to greater choice for passengers, Mr. Al Baker also spoke about the increased cargo capacity made available by the new Los Angeles service. In addition, Mr. Al Baker announced a fourth weekly freighter will serve LAX starting January 19. Qatar Airways is the world’s third largest international cargo carrier and has served the Los Angeles market since 2015.

“I’m pleased to welcome Qatar Airways’ new service between LAX and Doha,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. “This new international flight will add more than $600 million to our economy, boost our growing tourism sector, and support thousands of new jobs for Angelenos. It’s exciting to see LAX take yet another step forward as it continues to extend its reach across the globe.”

The first scheduled flight between LAX and DOH took place on New Year’s Day (January 1st), while the full festivities are scheduled for this evening. Tonight, Qatar Airways will host a celebratory Launch Gala at the world-famous Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, featuring prominent guests, lavish prize giveaways and a performance by global superstar Mariah Carey.

The new route comes as the airline continues to expand and enhance services across the country. Los Angeles is the 8th US destination for Qatar Airways, with new services planned to Boston (BOS) on March 16th and Atlanta (ATL) on June 1st and a second daily flight scheduled to commence from New York’s JFK Airport in April. In addition to new routes, the airline has brought the state-of-the-art Airbus A350 XWB to America, where it now flies a daily, non-stop service to and from Philadelphia (PHL).

“We are honored Qatar Airways chose LAX as its U.S. West Coast debut for this new, historic service,” said Los Angeles World Airports Executive Director Deborah Flint. “This is the type of quality air service we want to keep attracting to LAX and Los Angeles.”

Source: Qatar Airways

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Annual Power of Love™ Gala Celebrates 90th Birthday of the Legendary Tony Bennett, May 21, 2016

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On Saturday, May 21, 2016, Keep Memory Alive will host its extravagant 20th annual Power of Love gala at MGM Grand Garden Arena” honoring Tony Bennett with a spectacular 90th birthday celebration. True to its now-legendary style, the Power of Love gala will feature one-of-a-kind performances, exciting live auctions, remarkable wine and cocktails and exquisite cuisine by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck. Now in its 20th year, the gala continues to raise funds in support of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

Tony Bennett, who recently visited Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health commented, “During my tour of the Center, I saw first-hand the incredible care provided and ground-breaking initiatives in place, and I am honored to know that all proceeds from this 90th birthday event will benefit Keep Memory Alive and Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.”

“We are incredibly excited and humbled to honor Tony Bennett with a magnificent birthday celebration at this year’s Power of Love gala,” said Larry Ruvo, founder and chairman of Keep Memory Alive. “We want all soon-to-be 90 year-olds to have the same vivacious spirit as Tony, which is the reason why we have this event every year: to support the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health’s continued efforts toward enhanced treatments and research of horrendous brain diseases.”

Previous Power of Love galas have celebrated the 70th birthday of boxing legend Muhammad Ali in 2012 and the 80th birthday celebration for Quincy Jones and Sir Michael Caine in 2013. Last year’s gala hosted some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry including Celine Dion, Martina McBride, Robin Thicke and more as they honored Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and his wife Veronica. Generating the bulk of Keep Memory Alive’s revenue, the annual gala is imperative to the success of Keep Memory Alive and the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in the mission to enhance treatments and research of brain diseases.

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About Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health:
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health provides state-of-the-art care for cognitive disorders and for the family members of those who suffer from them. The physicians and staff at the Center for Brain Health continuously work towards the development of early diagnosis and the advancement of knowledge concerning mild cognitive disorders, which could one day delay or prevent their onset. Patients receive expert diagnosis and treatment at the Center for Brain Health, which offers a multidisciplinary patient-focused approach to diagnosis and treatment, promoting collaboration across all care providers, offering patients a complete continuum of care and infusing education and research into all that it does. The facility, designed by Frank Gehry, houses clinical space, a diagnostic center, neuroimaging rooms, physician offices, laboratories devoted to clinical research and the Keep Memory Alive Event Center.

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About Keep Memory Alive:
Keep Memory Alive, whose mission is to provide enhanced treatment and ultimately cures for patients and their families suffering from neurocognitive disorders, raises awareness and funds in support of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. By supporting Keep Memory Alive and its fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, frontotemporal dementia, multiple sclerosis and multiple system atrophy, we can ensure progress towards better treatments and ultimately cures will occur in Las Vegas.

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Kung Fu Panda 3 Movie Premiere

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Saturday, January 16th – The premiere of Kung Fu Panda 3, starring the voices of Angelina Jolie, Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, Kate Hudson and Bryan Cranston, will be taking place at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, which is located at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood. Invite only.

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Will and Jada Pinkett Smith attend 2nd Annual Diamond Ball

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Hollywood royalty Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith attended the 2nd annual Diamond Ball last night at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California. The ball was hosted by Singer Rihanna through her charity, the Clara Lionel Foundation.

The superstar couple were playful on the red carpet and looked stunning. See images below.






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