Johnny Depp, Mel Gibson, Wiz Khalifa, Bryce Dallas Howard, Hilary Swank and Sylvester Stallone are among the Hollywood stars set to take part in Los Angeles’ latest addition to awards season.
The actors are set to attend China’s Huading Awards, to be held at L.A.’s Ace Hotel on Thursday. But before awards analysts start wondering whether they have to factor an odd-ball variable into their Oscars prediction formulas, it’s worth noting the Chinese award show’s unique history and content.
The Huading Awards dishes out honors to talent from all fields of entertainment, from stage theater to film, pop music to TV, and even traditional Chinese opera. The film categories, crucially, hand out honors to movies from the year prior, so titles like The Martian, Fast & Furious 7 and Avengers: Age of Ultron are among the nominees in the show’s best global picture category this year (nominations tend to have a populist bent). No word if Robert Downey Jr or any of the other Avengers are slated to attend at press time.
The Huading Awards were founded in 2007 by Chinese entertainment company Tianxia Yingcai Cultural Media. Nominees are selected by committee and the winners are chosen by popular vote over the award show’s website and other Chinese internet portals.
Unlike other awards ceremonies, the location of the Huading Awards is not fixed; previous editions have been held in Macau, Hong Kong and Mainland China. The awards honor stars from around the world and previous winners include Nicolas Cage, Nicole Kidman, Jeremy Irons, Quentin Tarantino, Halle Berry and Chris Hemsworth.
Updated: Early this morning Guns N Roses unleashed the rumored dates we spoke of last week. Here is the latest:
The thirty five additional dates start on May 27th in Dublin, and will see the band visiting most of Europe before heading to Israel and returning to North America in late July. The band had previously announced early 2017 shows in Japan, New Zealand, Australia, and southeast Asia.
Tickets for the newly added shows will be going on sale Friday, December 9th for the dates in Canada and Europe, and a day later on Saturday, December 10th for shows in the United States.
Guns N’ Roses Added 2017 Tour Dates:
5/27 – Dublin, IE – Slane Castle
5/30 – Bilbao, ES – San Mames Stadium
6/02 – Lisbon, PT – Passeio Martimo De Alges
6/04 – Madrid, ES – Vincente Calderon Stadium
6/07 – Zurich, CH – Letzigrund
6/10 – Imola, IT – Greenfield
6/13 – Munich, DE – Olympiastadion
6/16 – London, UK – London Stadium
6/20 – Gdansk, PL – Stadion Energy Gdansk
6/22 – Hannover, DE – Messe
6/24 – Werchter, BE – Classic
6/27 – Copenhagen, DK – Telia Parken
6/29 – Stockholm, SE – Friends Arena
7/01 – Hämeenlinna, FI – Kantolan Tapahtumapuisto
7/04 – Prague, CZ – Letnany Airport
7/07 – Paris, FR – Stade de France
7/10 – Vienna, AT – Ernst Happel Stadion
7/12 – Nijmegen, NL – Goffert Park
7/15 – Tel Aviv, IS – Hayarkon Park
7/27 – St. Louis, MO – The Dome At America’s Center
7/30 – Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium
8/02 – Denver, CO – Sports Authority Field at Mile High
8/08 – Miami, FL – Miami Marlins Stadium
8/11 – Winston-Salem, NC – BB&T Field at Wake Forest University
8/13 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
8/16 – Buffalo, NY – New Era Field
8/19 – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean Drapeau
8/21 – Ottawa, ON – TD Place Stadium
8/24 – Winnipeg, MB – Investors Group Field
8/27 – Regina, SK – New Mosaic Stadium at Evraz Place
8/30 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium
9/01 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place Stadium
9/03 – George, WA – The Gorge
9/06 – El Paso, TX – Sun Bowl Stadium
9/08 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
Last week Guns N Roses began teasing North American fans again with subtle hints of a potential tour in 2017 as well. Axl, Slash, and Duff are currently down in South and Central America as they wrap this part of their Not In This Lifetime Tour.
Early in 2017 they’ll be heading to Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Southeast Asia, and Dubai and running until March. That leaves their spring and summer 2017 schedules open to pencil in additional North American dates for cities that didn’t get stadium shows in 2016.
Promo videos began running on television stations over the long Thanksgiving weekend along with billboards popping up in places like El Paso, TX, Minneapolis, MN, Vancouver & Montreal, Canada and Lancaster, PA among other places.
Last week this video arrived on their YouTube channel proclaiming Guns N’ Roses – #GnFnR2017 … The Machine Is Back At It! It looks like after a year-long reconciliation on the road, the band are back to their old ways of touring like a machine.
Time to ask Santa for those Ticketmaster gift cards kiddos! Save up those 2017 vacation days because all evidence points to a 2017 North American arena tour for Guns N Roses.
Have you seen a billboard pop up in your city? Send us a photo of it in the comments below. Share your memories of seeing Guns N Roses in the past or your excitement for these potential 2017 shows.
Life On The Scene has enjoyed Slash & Duff in their side projects like Velvet Revolver, Loaded, Camp Freddy and other charitable events over the years so here are a few photos to tide you over.
Social media star and pop/reggae singer, Sammy Wilk, kicked of the Halloween weekend Friday night at the Troubadour in West Hollywood as part of the Carousel Live series which also included South Korean indie-pop band the Solutions, Sophia Kameron and Found Vegas. The Solutions have been playing clubs around southern California during October promoting their latest release, “Ticket to the Moon”, including gigs at the Wayfarer in Costa Mesa and Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles to the delight of area K-POP fans. The Solutions will wrap up the Carousel Live series later this week on November 3rd at the Roxy opening the show for EDM phenomenon, PROXIMITY. Grab your tickets while you can by visiting ticketfly
Wilk performed songs from his debut album, Ready For War, to an enthusiastic crowd of mostly female teenage fans. The audience also included Wilk’s family, friends like fellow social media stars Nash Grier, Mahogany Lox, DJ Rupp and Jake Miller. Wilk also brought special guests on stage including Mac Marley to perform their song “That’s Wild” along with high school friends and fellow social media sensations, best friends Jack Johnson and Jack Gilinsky who perform as Jack & Jack to tear it up on their hit, “Throw Signs”. Jack & Jack are currently putting the finishing touches on their own album which is expected to be released in the new year.
Carousel Live is a new live music event brand bringing up & coming Asian and Asian American musical artists to the global stage by pairing them up with more established US-based artists creating a unique entertainment atmosphere that exposes each artists fans to a variety of incredible new music. Keep your finger on the refresh button and watch the social media spaces for Carousel Live to see what’s next on their music discovery platform.
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YouTube star, actor and New York Times bestselling author Joey Graceffa launched his 2nd book, but first young adult novel, Children of Eden last night at Barnes & Noble at the Grove in Los Angeles. Hundreds of fans lined the sidewalk for several hours waiting to meet the star, pose for a quick photo and pick up their autographed copy of the book.
Joey was joined by his partner, Daniel Preda and actress Denise Richards brought her daughters out to meet the author.
A short film entitled Children of Eden: Chapter One was also released this week on YouTube.
Joey and Daniel are off on a book tour visiting San Francisco tonight, before heading to Houston, Boston, New York City, Uncasville, Chicago, Orlando and Miami. Details on how to take part in the meet & greets or to just buy Children Of Eden can be found on Joey’s website.
Have you had a chance to read Children of Eden yet? Have you participated in a meet & greet with the author? Tell us about it in the comments below. Share this article with friends so they don’t miss these upcoming events with Joey Graceffa. #JoeyGraceffa #ChildrenofEden
Joey will also take part in Entertainment Weekly’s Popfest in Los Angeles over Halloween weekend, October 29th and 30th where he will join a host of digital influencers in a panel discussion and participate in fun and games on stage. Tickets are available to purchase here
Canadian pop star Shawn Mendes released his second album, Illuminate, last week. The 18-year-old singer stopped by a pop-up store near the Grove in Los Angeles last night to greet fans who purchased a copy of his latest CD. Life On The Scene caught the singer arriving and posting a Snapchat of the long line of mostly young ladies waiting to greet the pop superstar. The Mendes Army has been out in full force as Mendes has been hopping around the country greeting fans in New York City, Los Angeles and his hometown of Toronto.
While in Los Angeles, he will also perform for an intimate crowd at the Grammy Museum, and make the rounds of the local talk shows including Ellen, The Talk and the Late Late Show with James Corden which we can only hope will produce another hilarious Carpool Karaoke. He will also visit KIIS-FM for a morning interview with Ryan Seacrest and an evening visit with Jo Jo Wright.
Mendes will be heading out on a world tour with most dates on sale now. His CD is available now so go visit his website to get the CD and some concert tickets for your local city. You can follow him on Snapchat at shawnmendes1.
Last week Marriott Rewards members were treated to a free concert by pop superstars Demi Lovato and MTV VMA Best New Artist, DNCE. Marriott Rewards members had to log in to their rewards account, select the event, apply a special code and they could request a free pair of concert tickets. The concert took place at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles for about 1,700 concert-goers near the J. W. Marriott and Ritz Carlton hotels. Guests over the age of 21 enjoyed complimentary cocktails during the hour-long concert which featured a special duet between Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato on DNCE’s latest hit, Toothbrush.
DNCE will release their self-titled debut album, DNCE, in November. Demi Lovato just wrapped up her co-headlining Future Now tour with Nick Jonas.
The Marriott Rewards program has just completed its merger with the Ritz Carlton Rewards program and the Starwood Preferred Guest Program. It’s free to sign up for the Marriott Rewards program and the points you earn during your hotel stays are valid for far more than just hotel rooms. If you’d like to sign up so you can join the fun next time, stop by Marriott Rewards to start earning points.
Today dear readers, I’m giving all of you who read this one chore to do today. However you watch movies, whether it’s on your phone, by popping in a DVD, viewing digital files on a laptop or tablet or browsing sites like YouTube or Vimeo, go find a Robin Williams movie, a classic TV show, or some comedic interview clips, watch them and laugh. LAUGH! Enjoy the incredible legacy that this amazing man left for the world to enjoy. Robin Williams would have been 65 today. It’s been almost two years since he passed away on August 11, 2014. The world is a less funny place without him and 2016 has certainly been an incredibly difficult year so far.
What are some of your favorite Robin Williams movies? Or TV shows? What is that one movie you can always watch and know it will make you laugh? For me, it has to be Mrs. Doubtfire. I couldn’t even tell you how many times I’ve watched this movie over the years but it will always make me laugh and always be among my favorites. So do yourself one favor today, stop and laugh. Let Robin Williams help you achieve that goal today. Happy Birthday Robin Williams! We all miss you. #RobinWilliams
Let’s face it folks, 2016 has been a supreme bitch so far. The Grim Reaper has been running rampant stealing away precious lives like David Bowie, Alan Rickman, The Eagles’ Glenn Frey and Prince among others. Violence and terrorism has circulated the globe non-stop from attacks on gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando to trucks crashing into Bastille Day crowds in Nice, France. That asshat orange-colored buffoon is being allowed to run for President of the United States.
Then, today, my cold, black, heart began rapidly beating a crimson color filled again with hope and joy after My Chemical Romance posted a 30-second cryptic video teaser on their newly revamped website at the same time their social media pages were updated with the new logo and video post. The video concludes with the date 9.23.16. New merchandise is available online and of course at Hot Topic. The new logo featuring a cross, MCR and the letter X, or Roman numeral ten were quickly interpreted as a sign of resurrection to celebrate the 10th anniversary of My Chemical Romance’s iconic 2006 album Welcome to the Black Parade.
The only other solid news that came out today from major news outlets is that the band will re-release the Black Parade along with some previously unreleased material. No other word on what else may be in store for this deeply missed band.
For those lucky enough to attend Comic Con in San Diego this week, I would bet you won’t get much more than a sheepish grin from Gerard Way as he signs for both Dark Horse and DC Comics on Friday, July 22nd. Here’s a little flashback to my time at Comic Con 2009 when I literally got stuck in a human traffic jam as security halted us to allow Hall H to empty out. When I turned around to see who else got stuck I found Gerard & Mikey standing behind me.
I count myself extremely lucky to be an Angeleno, because I know if shows do happen, they will happen in Los Angeles. Like the rest of you, I don’t know exactly what My Chemical Romance has in store for us for the last half of 2016 but my best guess would be some tour dates to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Welcome to the Black Parade. Will it be a one-off tour to honor this album? Will there be new music? Only time will tell but you can bet if Gerard Way, Mikey Way, Frank Iero and Ray Toro are reuniting for some shows, my happy ass will be camped out on the sidewalk!
Killjoys, make some noise!
Edit: An update after yesterday’s cryptic teaser video. Today, the band made the following statement on their Facebook page, “We’ve been really touched and blown away by the response to the teaser trailer. We are not touring and there is no reunion planned – only a release for the anniversary of The Black Parade.
Thanks so much for continuing to keep MCR in your minds and in your hearts.”
So, at this point killjoys, the only noise is the sound of hearts around the globe breaking again…