America’s Got Talent Season 10 Kicks Off With An Epic Pajama Party In NYC

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(PCM) What we have always adored about America’s Got Talent is that it showcases talents that extend beyond just singers and truly gives many artists (and some non-artists) their due time in the spotlight.  It is hard to believe that the show is in its’ 10th season, but it continues to be as strong as ever!

We got to experience the AGT Season 10 premiere in epic fashion by attending the AGT PJ Party held at the famed Ritz Carlton Hotel in NYC.  As if hanging with judges Mel B and Howie Mandel, as well as, host Nick Cannon wasn’t enough, we also spent the evening with some of the season’s featured talents including the boys that make up Triple Threat, Scott Heierman, Shirley Claire and hypnotist (and Drake look-a-like) Cris Jones.

We were able to nosh on some delicious grub including a full ice cream sundae bar and chat with both Mel B and Howie Mandel, who told us “This season is sure to be the best one yet!”

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There were several truly stand-out moments from the AGT premiere one of which was hypnotist Cris Jones convincing judge Howie Mandel (a known germ-a-phobe) to shake hands for the first time with those around him. Jones convinced Howie that everyone was wearing a thin pair of gloves. Another stand-out performance was from singer/songwriter Johnny Shelton, who performed an original tune that he penned for his 5-year old son, whom he lost to cancer. We also adored comedian Drew Lynch, who has overcome the odds after suffering a sports injury that left him with a severe speech impediment and totally won over the judges and us as well. He wowed Howie Mandel so much that he even used his one and only Golden Buzzer to send Lynch straight to the finals at Radio City Music Hall.

Overall, it was a great premiere and even better to view it alongside both the judges and talent while relaxing in our lovely AGT robes and slippers enjoying the “suite” life that only AGT and NYC has to offer!

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“Artist” Stirs Up Controversy Selling People’s Instagram Images For Profit

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(PCM) A so-called “artist” by the name of Richard Prince has been turning quite a large profit by blowing up images from other people’s Instagram posts and selling them for upwards of $100,000. This is yet another reason to be incredibly careful about what you post online, as Mr. Prince is selling all of these prints without the permission of the individuals who originally posted and shot the photos.

Thus far, those that have attempted to sue Prince for copyright infringement have all lost in court due to a loophole in the laws surrounding intellectual property. It appears that fair use allows artists to comment or change an existing artwork to create something different. It is just how much change that is needed to make it different that comes into question, as long as it is a new expression, the court system considers it to be fair use.

Prince is simply taking the original photo from Instagram, blowing it up in size and then adding some of his own commentary to the bottom of the image. He has title the art series “New Portraits” and it has been on display at several art galleries and fairs in the New York City area.

Word to the wise for Instagram users … if you don’t want your images stolen and used for profit, be sure to set your accounts to private for protection.

 

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First Look At Danny Trejo As The Regulator In El Rey Network’s From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series

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Photo credit: Ryan Green/Courtesy of El Rey Network and Miramax

(El Rey) El Rey Network and Miramax released a first-look image of “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” featuring Danny Trejo (Machete, Machete Kills) in his new role as “The Regulator,” a horrifying agent of evil who is summoned to perform a deadly errand. Trejo appeared in the “From Dusk Till Dawn” film franchise as “Razor Charlie.” Currently in production on its sophomore season, “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” is slated to return late Summer 2015.

Trejo has had a prolific career in the entertainment industry, yet his road to success has been hard earned and anything but typical, spanning imprisonment to helping young people battle drug addiction, to acting and producing. Trejo has starred in dozens of films including Desperado, Heat, the From Dusk Till Dawn film series, Con Air, Once Upon A Time In Mexico, the Spy Kids movies, Grindhouse, Machete, Machete Kills, Dead In Tombstone and Muppets Most Wanted. He can be heard as the voice of Skeleton Luis in The Book Of Life. Danny’s recent television work includes his first series regular role on the FX show Saint George, as well as an appearance on NCIS: Los Angeles. He has had recurring roles on Sons of Anarchy and King of the Hill, and has appeared on episodes of Franklin and Bash, Bones, Modern Family, and Breaking Bad. He has also voiced characters for Cartoon Network’s Young Justice and The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange. He can currently be seen in the Super Clio Award winning Snickers commercial where he plays the blonde high school student, Marcia Brady.

Jeff Fahey (Lost, Justified, Texas Rising), Esai Morales (Criminal Minds, NYPD Blue) and Briana Evigan (Step Up 2), Jeff Fahey and Esai Morales have also joined the cast of “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” as Sonja – an American expatriate working as a tattoo artist in a Mexican mercado. The returning cast includes: D.J. Cotrona (Dear John, G.I. Joe: Retaliation); Zane Holtz (Holes, The Perks of Being a Wallflower); Jesse Garcia (Quinceañera, Sons of Anarchy); Eiza González (Lola: Érase Una Vez); Wilmer Valderrama (That ‘70s Show, To Whom It May Concern); Madison Davenport (Noah, Shameless); and Brandon Soo Hoo (Tropic Thunder, Ender’s Game, Incredible Crew).

Season one of “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” centered on bank robber Seth Gecko (Cotrona) and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard “Richie” Gecko (Holtz), who were on the run to Mexico when they encountered former pastor Jacob Fuller (Robert Patrick) and his family, who were taken hostage. Using the family RV to cross the border, chaos ensued when the group detoured to the Ti**y Twister, a strip club populated by culebras, snake-like ancient creatures who survive by drinking human blood. They were forced to fight until dawn in order to get out alive.

Season Two explores a new chapter in this supernatural crime saga that travels from Mexico to the edgy, tricked-out Texas of Robert Rodriguez. It also deepens and complicates the core relationships between the characters, while adding new faces and new dynamics. Season Two begins with our characters in their separate worlds – Santanico (Gonzalez) and Richie (Holtz) are outside Houston, living like Bonnie and Clyde; Seth and Kate (Madison Davenport) are scraping by South of the Border; and Freddie Gonzalez (Jessie Garcia) is protecting his wife and young daughter in a Houston suburb. And Carlos Madrigal (Valderrama) and Scott Fuller (Brandon Soo-Hoo) emerge from the Titty Twister, changed men. They will all come together once again – this time facing off against an even bigger threat.

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First Look At Danny Trejo As The Regulator In El Rey Network’s From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series

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Photo credit: Ryan Green/Courtesy of El Rey Network and Miramax

(El Rey) El Rey Network and Miramax released a first-look image of “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” featuring Danny Trejo (Machete, Machete Kills) in his new role as “The Regulator,” a horrifying agent of evil who is summoned to perform a deadly errand. Trejo appeared in the “From Dusk Till Dawn” film franchise as “Razor Charlie.” Currently in production on its sophomore season, “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” is slated to return late Summer 2015.

Trejo has had a prolific career in the entertainment industry, yet his road to success has been hard earned and anything but typical, spanning imprisonment to helping young people battle drug addiction, to acting and producing. Trejo has starred in dozens of films including Desperado, Heat, the From Dusk Till Dawn film series, Con Air, Once Upon A Time In Mexico, the Spy Kids movies, Grindhouse, Machete, Machete Kills, Dead In Tombstone and Muppets Most Wanted. He can be heard as the voice of Skeleton Luis in The Book Of Life. Danny’s recent television work includes his first series regular role on the FX show Saint George, as well as an appearance on NCIS: Los Angeles. He has had recurring roles on Sons of Anarchy and King of the Hill, and has appeared on episodes of Franklin and Bash, Bones, Modern Family, and Breaking Bad. He has also voiced characters for Cartoon Network’s Young Justice and The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange. He can currently be seen in the Super Clio Award winning Snickers commercial where he plays the blonde high school student, Marcia Brady.

Jeff Fahey (Lost, Justified, Texas Rising), Esai Morales (Criminal Minds, NYPD Blue) and Briana Evigan (Step Up 2), Jeff Fahey and Esai Morales have also joined the cast of “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” as Sonja – an American expatriate working as a tattoo artist in a Mexican mercado. The returning cast includes: D.J. Cotrona (Dear John, G.I. Joe: Retaliation); Zane Holtz (Holes, The Perks of Being a Wallflower); Jesse Garcia (Quinceañera, Sons of Anarchy); Eiza González (Lola: Érase Una Vez); Wilmer Valderrama (That ‘70s Show, To Whom It May Concern); Madison Davenport (Noah, Shameless); and Brandon Soo Hoo (Tropic Thunder, Ender’s Game, Incredible Crew).

Season one of “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” centered on bank robber Seth Gecko (Cotrona) and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard “Richie” Gecko (Holtz), who were on the run to Mexico when they encountered former pastor Jacob Fuller (Robert Patrick) and his family, who were taken hostage. Using the family RV to cross the border, chaos ensued when the group detoured to the Ti**y Twister, a strip club populated by culebras, snake-like ancient creatures who survive by drinking human blood. They were forced to fight until dawn in order to get out alive.

Season Two explores a new chapter in this supernatural crime saga that travels from Mexico to the edgy, tricked-out Texas of Robert Rodriguez. It also deepens and complicates the core relationships between the characters, while adding new faces and new dynamics. Season Two begins with our characters in their separate worlds – Santanico (Gonzalez) and Richie (Holtz) are outside Houston, living like Bonnie and Clyde; Seth and Kate (Madison Davenport) are scraping by South of the Border; and Freddie Gonzalez (Jessie Garcia) is protecting his wife and young daughter in a Houston suburb. And Carlos Madrigal (Valderrama) and Scott Fuller (Brandon Soo-Hoo) emerge from the Titty Twister, changed men. They will all come together once again – this time facing off against an even bigger threat.

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“A Beautiful Mind” Mathematician John Forbes Nash, Jr And Wife Dead After NJ Car Accident

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(PCM) 86-year old mathematician John Forbes Nash, Jr, the inspiration behind the Oscar nominated film “A Beautiful Mind” and his 82-year old wife Alicia are both dead after tragic car accident that took place in Monroe Township, New Jersey.

Nash, Jr and his wife were traveling in a taxi when the accident took place. According to the police reports the taxi they were traveling in spun out of control while attempting to pass another vehicle. The taxi then crashed into a guard rail and both Nash, Jr. and his wife were ejected from the car. Tragically, they were both pronounced dead at the scene.

Both the taxi driver and a passenger in the other vehicle were taken to a local area hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. Currently, no charges have been filed and the accident is still currently under investigation at this time.

Nash, Jr is a Nobel Prize recipient, taking home the Noble Prize for Economics back in 1994. As seen in the film “A Beautiful Mind”, Nash, Jr has suffered for a very long time with schizophrenia and received his Ph.D from Princeton University. He just recently accepted the 2015 Abel Prize in Norway for his contributions in the mathematical universe.

Our sincere condolences go out to the couples family and friends during this incredibly difficult time.

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FX Orders The Bastard Executioner To Series

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(PCM) FX has given the green-light for a 10-episode order of “The Bastard Executioner” a new period drama series from “Sons Of Anarchy” mastermind Kurt Sutter. The series will follow a Middle Ages warrior knight who gets pulled back into fighting once he assumed his days were done.

Taking on the role of lead actor is Lee Jones, who portrays executioner Wilken Brattle. The pilot episode was written by Sutter and he will be once again taking on the duty of executive producer alongside Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo and Paris Barclay. The pilot episode was directed by Paris Barclay and fans of SOA know that with Barclay in the directors seat heads are surely going to roll (in the best way possible).

The pilot episode was filmed in Wales and the rest of the series is expected to pick up production this summer with the plan being for a fall premiere on FX this year.

 

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