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Today, premium chocolatier Lindt USA announces it is partnering with this year’s 73rdAnnual Golden Globe Awards as the Official Chocolate Confectionery. As part of the partnership, Lindt will create premium chocolate moments for Golden Globe attendees and for chocolate lovers at home. During the evening of celebratory events, Lindt will share unrivaled craftsmanship and the world’s finest ingredients through a variety of onsite experiences at the Golden Globes Lounge during the Golden Globe Awards and at The Weinstein Company – Netflix Golden Globes After Party. This award season, Lindt is also a resource for fans at home to get a taste of the excitement with tips and inspiration from bloggers, as well as the highest quality, best tasting chocolate from Lindt to create a golden and memorable experience for any occasion.

Lindt at the Golden Globes
As the Official Chocolate Confection of the Golden Globe Awards, Lindt will deliver the ultimate chocolate experience inside the Golden Globes Lounge on January 10, 2016. Lindt will offer samples of decadent chocolate and delight guests with the Lindt Master Chocolatier. As an expert in all things chocolate, Lindt Master Chocolatier, Dimo Simatos, is considered one of the finest chocolatiers and has an extensive background in pastry, chocolate, and confectionery studies. Simatos will bring this expertise to the Golden Globes Lounge, by offering attendees a first-time look at his newest creation, a chocolate replica of the Golden Globe Award designed, crafted, and sculpted, exclusively for the Golden Globe Awards. The premium chocolate sculpture will be made out of the finest Lindt dark chocolate, finished with edible gold, ultimately standing at two feet tall weighing 25-pounds. During the event, Lindt will:

  • Delight guests with the finest handcrafted European-style pralines, which are the ultimate combination of exquisite Lindt chocolate and delectable fillings
  • Treat seated attendees during the ceremony with a specially designed, limited edition Lindt gift box of premium chocolates presented at each place setting

“Lindt is thrilled to partner with the Golden Globes for the first time and celebrate alongside attendees with the highest quality, best tasting chocolate,” said Thomas Linemayr, president and CEO at Lindt USA. “As a leader in premium chocolate, we are honored to bring the Lindt experience to the best in the entertainment industry, as well as to chocolate lovers at home.”

 

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Lindt at the After Party
In addition to sponsoring the Golden Globe Awards, Lindt will continue the festivities at The Weinstein Company – Netflix Golden Globes After Party. Guests will be treated to chocolate from the sophisticated Lindt EXCELLENCE collection, exceptionally crafted from premium dark chocolate and innovative flavor combinations, as well as iconic, irresistibly smooth melting LINDOR truffles. As the official dessert sponsor of The Weinstein Company – Netflix Golden Globes After Party, attendees will also be able to indulge in custom desserts created with Lindt Chocolate and enjoy gourmet cocktails inspired by the Lindt EXCELLENCE collection.

Celebrating with Lindt at Home
Golden Globe celebrations happen not only in Hollywood, but in homes all across the country. Lindt is offering viewers a taste of the fun with inspiration and delicious premium chocolate from Lindt that can elevate any occasion. Chocolate lovers can visit the Lindt Unwrapped Blog to find Golden Globe party tips, cocktail recipes, and decor ideas created from lifestyle bloggers. They can create memorable Golden Globe Awards moments with party treats such as Peanut Butter Pretzel Caramel Corn created with HELLO Pretzel Bites, and irresistible LINDOR truffles used to play the ultimate Golden Globes BINGO game, as well as can find tablescape and home decor style ideas. Viewers can also join in the conversation by participating in the Lindt Twitter Party on January 10 from 8-9 p.m. ETwith bloggers from Pizzazzerie, Mod Max Glam, and Two Peas & Their Pod during the Golden Globe Awards.

Lindt products are available at retailers nationwide, Lindt Chocolate Shops, and on LindtUSA.com. For more information about Lindt, visit LindtUSA.com, the Lindt Unwrapped Blog, “like” the company’s Facebook page, and follow Lindt on Twitter and Instagram.

About Lindt & Sprungli
With 170 years of history and Swiss tradition, Lindt & Sprungli is a global leader in the premium chocolate category, offering high quality products in more than 120 countries. Lindt & Sprungli operates 12 production facilities in Europe and the United States and employs more than 12,000 worldwide. Lindt USA operates more than 50 retail stores in the U.S. and maintains wide distribution through extensive retail and wholesale channels. For more information on Lindt, visit www.lindt.com.

About The Weinstein Company
The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein, which has released such popular franchises as SCREAM, SPY KIDS and SCARY MOVIE. Together TWC and Dimension Films have released a broad range of mainstream, genre and specialty films that have been commercial and critical successes. During Harvey and Bob’s tenure at Miramax and TWC, they have received 331 Oscar nominations and won 79 Academy Awards.

Since 2005, TWC and Dimension Films have released such films as GRINDHOUSE; 1408; I’M NOT THERE; THE GREAT DEBATERS;VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA; THE READER; THE ROAD; HALLOWEEN; THE PAT TILLMAN STORY; PIRANHA 3D; INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS; A SINGLE MAN; BLUE VALENTINE; THE KING’S SPEECH; THE COMPANY MEN; MIRAL; SCRE4M; SUBMARINE; DIRTY GIRL; APOLLO 18; OUR IDIOT BROTHER; I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT; SARAH’S KEY; SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD IN 4D; MY WEEK WITH MARILYN; THE IRON LADY; W.E.; CORIOLANUS; UNDEFEATED; THE ARTIST; BULLY; THE INTOUCHABLES; LAWLESS; KILLING THEM SOFTLY; THE MASTER; SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK; DJANGO UNCHAINED; QUARTET; ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH; DARK SKIES; THE SAPPHIRES; SCARY MOVIE 5; KON-TIKI; UNFINISHED SONG; FRUITVALE STATION; LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER; THE GRANDMASTER; SALINGER; 12-12-12; PHILOMENA; MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM; AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY; VAMPIRE ACADEMY; THE RAILWAY MAN; THE IMMIGRANT; YVES SAINT LAURENT; BEGIN AGAIN; THE GIVER; FRANK MILLER’S SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR; THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY; TRACKS; ST. VINCENT; THE IMITATION GAME; PADDINGTON and WOMAN IN GOLD. Upcoming releases include SOUTHPAW, UNDERDOGS and NO ESCAPE.

TWC boasts an active television production division which garnered nine Emmy nominations in 2013 and five in 2014. TWC Television produces the reality powerhouse Project Runway, with its spin-off series Project Runway All Stars and Under The Gunn.  Recent TWC television productions include Mob Wives, Million Dollar Shoppers, Rodeo Girls and Trailer Park: Welcome to Myrtle Manor. Scripted projects currently in production include John Fusco’s Marco Polo. Scripted projects in development include Ten Commandments andDaniel Stashower’s The Hour Of Peril. TWC also developed Nanny Diaries and produced The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.

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Academy Award–winning actor Jamie Foxx set to play Little John in ‘Robin Hood: Origins’

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Jamie Foxx has landed a role in “Robin Hood: Origins,” a Lionsgate film that was put into production late last year, Deadline reports.

Foxx’s character is described as “more in the mold of the muscular turns he has put into films like Django Unchained than some wizened mentor.” The character is a war-weary veteran of The Crusades who starts out as distrusting of Robin Hood before warming up to him in what is being called a gritty take on the legendary story. Other cast include Taron Egerton, who plays the title role, and Eve Hewson, who is set to play Maid Marian.

Previous depictions of the film have ranged from comedy to satire, so this one is set to be a very different, more action-packed and dark version of the age-old saga. It will still be set in Sherwood Forest and it’s being directed by Otto Bathurst of Peaky Blinders fame. The most recent Robin Hood film was in 2010 and starred Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett, topping $320 million worldwide at the box office.

The film is being produced by Leonardo DiCaprio’s company, Appian Way Productions, as well as Safehouse’s Harold and Tory Tunnell and Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk.

Academy Award–winning Foxx hasn’t starred in a film since 2014′s Anniedeemed a flop, bringing in $62.2 million worldwide. He’s currently also set to act in a comedy crime heist film called Baby Driver, which is in pre-production, and Sleepless Night, a crime thriller currently in post-production.

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The Hasty Pudding Theatricals Announce Kerry Washington as 2016 Woman of the Year

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The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the United States, announces Golden Globe and Emmy Awards nominated actress, KERRY WASHINGTON as the recipient of its 2016 Woman of the Year Award. The Pudding is proud to honor a talented and socially engaged film, TV and stage actress who keeps breaking barriers in Hollywood.

The Woman of the Year Award is the Hasty Pudding Theatricals oldest honor, bestowed annually on performers who have made lasting and impressive contributions to the world of entertainment. Established in 1951, the Woman of the Year Award has been given to many notable and talented entertainers, including Meryl Streep, Katharine Hepburn, Julia Roberts, Jodie Foster, Elizabeth Taylor, Anne Hathaway, Claire Danes, and most recently, Dame Helen Mirren and Amy Poehler.

The Woman of the Year festivities, presented by RELATED, will begin at 2:45p.m. on January 28, 2016, when Washington will lead a parade through the streets of Cambridge. Following the parade, the Hasty Pudding Theatricals will host a celebratory roast for the actress. At 4:00 p.m., Washington will be presented with her Pudding Pot at Farkas Hall, the Hasty Pudding’s historic home in the heart of Harvard Square since 1888. A press conference will follow the presentation. Afterward, Hasty Pudding cast members will perform several musical numbers from the group’s 168th production, That 1770s Show.

“We are so excited to honor Kerry Washington as the Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of the Year and welcome her to Cambridge to celebrate her many achievements. Kerry is an amazing actress with many fans in the company, and the perfect choice for this honor… But we also feel a bit nervous as we set out to coordinate a perfect event for legendary PR whiz Olivia Pope!” said Kennedy Edmonds ’17, HPT168 Producer. “If Kerry is anything like her on-screen character, she may turn the tables on us during her roast!” added Bobby Fitzpatrick ’16, President of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals.

KERRY WASHINGTON – Film, stage and television star Kerry Washington broke barriers by becoming the first African American woman to headline a network TV drama since 1974.  Her portrayal of crisis-manager Olivia Pope on the hit Shonda Rhimes show SCANDAL, currently in its 4th season, has earned her numerous accolades including Golden Globe, Emmy and SAG Best Actress nominations as well as an NAACP Image Award for Best Actress.

Washington recently completed production on the HBO TV movie Confirmation, which she stars in and executive produces. The film details the explosive 1991 Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination hearings, which brought the country to a standstill and forever changed the way people think about sexual harassment, victim’s rights, and modern-day race relations.

Film credits include Save The Last Dance, Lift (for which she received an Independent Spirit nomination), The Human Stain, Sin, Ray, Mr & Mrs Smith, I Think I Love My Wife, Miracle At St. Anna, Mother And Child, The Last King Of Scotland, Night Catches Us, Lakeview Terrace, The Details, Django Unchained and Peeples.

Washington is active in many social and political causes. In 2009 she was appointed by President Barack Obama to the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. Washington is a strong supporter of President Obama and has campaigned on his behalf; she commanded the national stage on the final night of the 2012 Democratic National Convention in a moving address that urged Democrats to get out the vote. In 2013 Washington was honored with the NAACP President’s Award, which recognized her special achievements in furthering the cause of civil rights and public service. In 2014, Time magazine included Washington on its annual Time 100 list of the Most Influential People in the World. Washington received the GLAAD Media Vanguard Award in 2015 and the ACLU Bill of Rights Award in 2016.

Washington currently serves as both a brand ambassador and creative consultant for Neutrogena.  She is also a brand ambassador for Movado, creative ambassador for OPI and ambassador for Allstate Foundation Purple Purse.

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals will announce their Man of the Year at a later date and the recipient will be honored on February 5, 2016.

ABOUT THE HASTY PUDDING INSTITUTE OF 1770
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 premiere 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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