71st Golden Globes – Countdown

Spy Girl, is on the spot at the Beverly Hilton, in Beverly Hills the site of the 71st Golden Globes.  Her mission, should she decide to accept it ( which she has), is to sneak into as many places as she can to get us a peek. She has been official informed if captured we disavow any knowledge of her.Thank you Spy Girl 007. What took place last year on the Red Carpet check it out below.


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2013 Red Carpet The 70th Golden Globes:

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TIFF 2013 – Lisa Ray At TIFF Gala Indian Cinema 100

Lisa Ray The first time I saw Lisa Ray in a film was in film directed by Deepa Mehta and written by Anurag Kashyap called ‘Water’. I watched it with a Mexican actress Bárbara Mori Ochoa who herself had been in an Indian film ‘Kites’. After watching the film I was torn between the two women, Lisa Ray or Bárbara Mori, the subject of the film causing both Bárbara and I to hit the bottle of tequila (Don Julio) of which I had several cases thanks to Seagrams (now defunct) thanks to Edgar Bronfam Jr.’s (how to loose a family fortune by going into the movie business).

Toronto International Film Festival’s gala of 2012 ‘The Night That Never End’ recently won for the event company of Jocelyn Flanagan, Best Entertainment Production – Esprit Awards (International special event society) . You can check it out below some of what it looked like.

Canadian Lisa Ray is a well known actress, model, host, activist and cancer graduate who was raised in Toronto by an Indian father and Polish mother. It is her love of food and exposure to cuisine all over the world that brought her to this exciting role as host of Top Chef Canada. An iconic figure in India – where she started her career at 16 – and abroad, Ray is a successful cover model and award-winning actress. With starring roles in Bollywood Hollywood and Oscar nominated Water to name a few, Ray has achieved international success, appearing in more than 27 film and television titles. Her hosting experience spans her own entertainment show in India, to hosting India’s popular series OMG (Oh My Gold) on TLC, and hosting award shows such as The Genies and The Giller Prize amongst others. She has also been featured in Hello! Magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the Country and on the cover of People Magazine.

So what is the team of Deepa Mehta, Warren Spitz, and Jocelyn Flanagan up to this year. It’s just going to be one more notch above last year, and the red carpet is certainly going to be all glam with Lisa Ray. September 7, 2013, corner of University and Queen Street, at Four Seasons Center, get your smartphone ready.

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Gordon Lightfoot and Jarrell Guitar – Tiff12

This year I was asked by Warren Spitz member of the Tiff board to come and help. Warren was the Chair of Tiff fund raising gala Night That Never Ends ( more on that later ), and I was knighted by Warren as Chair of VIP Talent for the gala.

One of the people who performed at the Gala Night That Never Ends was a Canadian legend of music, Gordon Lightfoot. I was walking around and then I saw this guy with some very slick shoes on walking to the stage, and I thought to myself “WOW”, this is going to be a real treat.

Gordon Meredith Lightfoot, Jr. CC OOnt (born November 17, 1938) is a Canadian singer-songwriter who achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music, and has been credited for helping define the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 1970s. He has been referred to as Canada’s greatest songwriter and internationally as a folk-rock legend.

Lightfoot’s songs, including “For Lovin’ Me”, “Early Morning Rain”, “Steel Rail Blues”, “Ribbon of Darkness”—a number one hit on the U.S. country charts[3] with Marty Robbins’ cover in 1965— and the 1967 Detroit riot-generated “Black Day In July” brought him international recognition in the 1960s. He experienced chart success in Canada with his own recordings, beginning in 1962 with the Number 3 hit “(Remember Me) I’m the One”. Lightfoot’s recordings then made an impact on the international music charts as well in the 1970s, with songs such as “If You Could Read My Mind” (1970) (Number 5 on the US charts), “Sundown” (1974), “Carefree Highway” (1974), “Rainy Day People” (1975), all reaching number 1, and “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” (1976) (reaching number 2).

Shaun Marq of Boy and Doll Pr had set up his VIP gifting lounge at the gala, and it was here that Gordon Lightfoot came and checked out the Jarrell guitars. Gordon Lightfoot loved the guitar, and stated it was a great sounding feeling guitar and got to take one home.
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Tony Scott – To My Death I Go ! Action!

Many are drawn to film by the title, others such as myself have been drawn to a film irregardless of the title only because it was directed by Tony Scott.

Tony Scott, pulled you into his films, you sit look at that big screen, the cinematic beauty, and your drawn in and never let go. That was a Tony Scott film. He also made people, actors, such as Tom Cruise in Top Gun, and what can I say about his work with the great Denzel Washington, Crimson Tide and my personal favorite Man On Fire.

At 68, Tony Scott leaped to his death action all the way to the end for one of the most influential directors in the last 25 years.

The short but to the point was a comment by another director Ron Howard.


 

Tony Scott valued action over words, and so he was not a favorite of the critic’s, but then what real serious film-makers gives a damn about film-critic’s. The key word in making a film is “Moving Picture”, and that is what Tony Scott delivered less words and more action. Steve McQueen had a rule, less said is better, when words are used make good use of them and effective, that is a good script. As Ron Howard put’s it. No more Tony Scott.

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Lana Del Rey to ‘Take This Waltz’ at Clafouti

So your wondering whats going on at Clafouti? Well they are having fun in the kitchen.

Clafouti in Toronto on Queen Street West just came up with a great and tasty sandwich named after the sexy Lana Del Rey. This is a very tasty sandwich. If you are wondering where is Clafouti? Well you can find it in the trailer for Sarah Polley’s film ‘Take This Waltz’, complete with Michelle Williams taking an aquafit class with Sarah Silverman, hanging out on a ferry boat (which island is she going to? Ward’s?), fraternizing with three gentlemen (Seth Rogen, Aaron Abrams and Luke Kirby), running by Clafouti and then taking a rickshaw down Queen Street West.



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Total Recall 2012

Last year was fun in Toronto with the cast of Total Recall.

It was great to have Colin Farrell in town spending money lake mad. While not one complained really about the road closures, it was important to note that this big budget film was the first to be filmed in the city and it’s spin-off’s where great.

Here is the trailer for the film.



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