‘PARASITE’ MAKES SAG AWARD HISTORY – (01/20/2020)
Korean thriller Parasite made history at the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards last night, becoming the first foreign-language film to win Best Motion Picture Cast. Parasite is just the second foreign language film to score an ensemble nomination in the history of the SAG Awards, following the 1997 Italian movie Life Is Beautiful.
In another streaming stride, Netflix’s The Crown nabbed Best TV Drama and Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel took home Best TV Comedy.
In a repeat of the Golden Globes, Renee Zellweger (Judy) and Joaquin Phoenix (Joker) won for their leading film roles, while Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) and Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show) surprised with their drama series victories. Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) and Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) took home trophies in their comedy series categories.
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The SAG Awards remained hostless but Eugene and Dan Levy bookended the awards by presenting the first award and kicking the “I Am an Actor” segment up a notch.
During Brad Pitt’s acceptance speech for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, the actor joked about how his character in the film “was a difficult part. The guy who gets high, takes his shirt off and doesn’t get on with his wife.” After cracking the joke, a camera panned to his ex-wife Jennifer Aniston, who smiled lovingly and clapped. “I’ve got to add this to my Tinder profile,” Pitt joked at the start of his speech, referring to the statuette. Following Pitt’s acceptance speech, the actor was spotted backstage watching Aniston accept her own prize for The Morning Show – marking the first win for fledgling programming service Apple TV+.
Heath Ledger received a heartfelt shout out from Joaquin Phoenix as the “Joker” star accepted the award for Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role. Ledger famously portrayed the comic book villain in 2008’s “The Dark Knight” and won numerous awards, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a SAG Award. With his win, Phoenix, an Oscar nominee, is on the way to collecting the same trio of awards for the role. “Really, I’m standing here on the shoulders of my favorite actor, Heath Ledger,” he said. Ledger died in 2008 from an accidental overdose. He was 28.
The ceremony speeches were mostly more personal than political. That changed briefly when Robert De Niro accepted his award, giving defense to actors wading into the public arena, offering no apology for having “a bigger voice” because of his stardom, noting, “As a citizen, I have as much right as anybody … to voice my opinion.”
SAG-AFTRA Foundation president Courtney B. Vance announced that Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg had pledged a $250,000 matching donation to the foundation in response to Vance’s call to raise an addition $1.5 million for the national nonprofit organization.
5 SECONDS OF SUMMER TO PLAY BENEFIT FOR AUSTRALIAN BRUSHFIRE RELIEF – (01/20/2020)
A slew of Australian celebrities are getting together for a benefit to raise money for Australian brushfire relief efforts, including 5 Seconds of Summer.
The event, G’Day USA 2020 Standing Together, will take place January 25th at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles.
In addition to a performance by 5SOS, the event will also feature appearances by Aussies like Lost star Emilie De Ravin, Crocodile Dundee star Paul Hogan, Dancing with the Stars pro Kym Johnson, Olivia Newton-John, and actors Billy Zane and Naomi Watts. Olivia Newton-John’s Grease co-star John Travolta will also participate in the event, which has been honoring prominent Australians for 16 years.
All the funds raised will go to the Australian Bushfire Relief Fund, established by G’Day USA’s founding partner, the American Australian Association. Since the fires began September, they’ve destroyed an area bigger than South Korea, killing 29 people and destroying thousands of homes and an estimated one billion animals and countless insects.
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REBEL WILSON DEBUTS SERIOUS WEIGHT LOSS – (01/20/2020)
Rebel Wilson is focused on getting healthy, and part of that includes getting serious about fitness. The 39-year-old comedian debuted a toned-up figure on Instagram. The Cats star also posted a video of herself doing a CrossFit exercise, which her trainer Jono Castano then retweeted.
He also uploaded a shot of himself and Wilson. He wrote: “Friday vibes but @rebelwilson has been putting in the yards 7 days a week. Proud of you gurl.”
Wilson has dedicated 2020 to health, telling followers she’s determined to make-over her life in ways big and small. She wrote earlier this year on social: “I put on the athleisure and went out for a walk. Deliberately hydrating on the couch right now and trying to avoid the sugar and junk food which is going to be hard after the holidays I’ve just had but I’m going to do it!”
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RIHANNA AND BILLIONAIRE BOYFRIEND HASSAN JAMEEL SPLIT – (01/20/2020)
Rihanna is a single lady! US Weekly has reported that the singer and her billionaire boyfriend Hassan Jameel have split after three years together. Not much is known about the split but bnack in June 2019, RiRi had a lot to say about her relationship with Hassan.
She told Interview Magazine, “I got into a new relationship, and it matters to me. It was like, ‘I need to make time for this.’ Just like I nurture my businesses, I need to nurture this as well. I’ll shut things down for two days, three days at a time. On my calendar we now have the infamous ‘P,’ which means personal days. This is a new thing.”
Since her breakup, RiRi has been seen around town with a new guy: A$AP Rocky. The two were spotted hanging out together at the fifth annual Yams Day at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center on Friday (January 17th).
Prior to that, A$AP supported Riri in London last month when her Fenty brand was honored at the Fashion Awards and at her Diamond Ball back in September. Then in December, RiRi was seen at A$AP’s concert in Sweden.
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