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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“A STAR IS BORN” INVITES MOVIEGOERS TO A SPECIAL ENCORE ENGAGEMENT
OF THE FILM, FEATURING NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN MOMENTS
The award-winning movie, with almost 12 minutes of additional footage, including extended
musical performances, will be released on 1150+ screens in North America
for one week beginning Friday, March 1
Burbank, CA – February 27, 2019 – This Friday, March 1, for one week only, Warner Bros.
Pictures will release an “Encore” version of Bradley Cooper’s global hit “A Star Is Born” in theaters
throughout the U.S. and Canada. This special edition of the film contains extended performances of
such songs as opener “Black Eyes”; “Alibi”; and Lady Gaga’s Ally in her impromptu a cappella
performance of “Shallow,” which received the Oscar for Best Original Song at the 91st Annual
Academy Awards, following Cooper and Gaga’s moving performance during the ceremony.
Moviegoers will also be treated to never-before-seen footage of Ally singing to Jack “Is That
Alright?” in the wedding sequence; Jack in his studio singing “Too Far Gone”; Jack and Ally writing
a new song together, entitled “Clover”; and much more, totaling nearly 12 additional minutes.
About “A Star Is Born”
In “A Star Is Born,” Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga fuse their considerable talents to depict
the raw and passionate tale of Jack and Ally, two artistic souls coming together, on stage and in life.
Theirs is a complex journey through the beauty and the heartbreak of a relationship struggling to
survive.
In this new take on the iconic love story, seven-time Oscar nominee Cooper (“A Star Is Born,”
“American Sniper,” “American Hustle,” “Silver Linings Playbook”), made his directorial debut. He
stars alongside multiple award-winning music superstar Gaga, who took home the Oscar for Best
Original Song for “Shallow,” and who was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress in her first leading
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role in a major motion picture. Cooper portrays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers
and falls in love with struggling artist Ally. She has given up on her dream to become a successful
singer, until she meets Jack, who immediately sees her natural talent.
The film also stars Andrew Dice Clay (“Blue Jasmine”), with Dave Chappelle (“Chi-Raq”)
and Sam Elliott in his Oscar-nominated performance for Best Supporting Actor.
In addition to playing Ally, Gaga—who also previously earned an Oscar nod for the song “Til
It Happens to You” from the film “The Hunting Ground”—performs original songs in the film with
Cooper, which they wrote with a handful of artists, including Lukas Nelson, Jason Isbell, and newly
minted Oscar winners Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt and Anthony Rossomando (Best Original Song,
“Shallow”). The music is original and all vocals for the movie were recorded live during filming.
“A Star Is Born” was produced by Bill Gerber, Jon Peters, Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips and
Lynette Howell Taylor. Ravi Mehta, Basil Iwanyk, Niija Kuykendall, Sue Kroll, Michael Rapino
and Heather Parry served as executive producers. The screenplay was written by Oscar winner Eric
Roth (“Forrest Gump”) and Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters.
Cooper’s behind-the-scenes team included Oscar-nominated director of photography
Matthew Libatique (“Black Swan”), production designer Karen Murphy (“The Light Between
Oceans”), three-time Oscar-nominated editor Jay Cassidy (“American Hustle,” “Silver Linings
Playbook,” “Into the Wild”), and costume designer Erin Benach (“Loving”).
Warner Bros. Pictures Presents, in association with Live Nation Productions, in association
with Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures, a Jon Peters/Bill Gerber/Joint Effort Production, “A Star Is
Born.” The film is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is rated R for language
throughout, some sexuality/nudity and substance abuse.
www.astarisbornmovie.com

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“Jim Colucci’s book captures all the fun of one of the most enduring series on television – and then some! I am more obsessed with The Golden Girls than ever. If I ever buy a house with a lanai, this book will be the first item I move in!”

— Lisa Lampanelli

“This marvelous book pays tribute to the talents of four remarkable women who left an indelible impression on me. You can be fabulous at any age! Thanks, Jim, for reminding us.

Golden Girls forever!”

— Jane Leeves

“I love The Golden Girls because they were the original Sex and the City girls. This book explores their amazing chemistry, and so much more.”

   — Julie Chen

GOLDEN GIRLS FOREVER

An Unauthorized Look Behind the Lanai

By Jim Colucci

On sale: April 5, 2016

This spring Harper Design will publish GOLDEN GIRLS FOREVER: An Unauthorized Look Behind the Lanai (on sale: April 5, 2016; 368 pages; more than 230 color and black & white photos throughout; $35.00; ISBN: 9780062422903) by Jim Colucci, the first ever complete retrospective of the legendary TV sitcom featuring exclusive interviews with the cast and crew.

A treasure trove of must-see, behind-the-scenes material for the millions of fans worldwide, GOLDEN GIRLS FOREVER is an all-inclusive look at the beloved series, allowing readers to peer behind the cameras to trace the show’s journey from its inception to its enduring legacy with new generations.

The book also features synopses of beloved episodes; exclusive interviews with the show’s creators, actors, guest stars, producers, writers, and crew members; and a section of “Why I Love the Girls” commentary from such celebrities such as Laverne Cox, Zachary Quinto, and Perez Hilton. Also included are stills from the show, set design and costume design snapshots, and many never-before-seen photos. The result is a comprehensive depiction of The Golden Girls both in front of the cameras and backstage.

No retrospective of The Golden Girls would be complete without interviews with the stars themselves. Among GOLDEN GIRLS FOREVER’s gems are exclusive and revealing interviews with stars since departed, including one of the last interviews with the famously private Bea Arthur (1922-2009) and Rue McClanahan (1934-2010). Jim Colucci’s interview with the now 94-year-old Betty White rounds out this unprecedented look at the series.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jim Colucci is a freelance entertainment writer whose work has appeared in such publications as TV Guide, Inside TV, Quick & Simple, InTouch, The Advocate, Next, and CBS’ Watch magazine, where he serves as a deputy editor. For over a decade, Jim delivered a weekly on-air report, “Must Hear TV”, as a correspondent for The Frank DeCaro Show on Sirius XM satellite radio and wrote the authorized companion book for Will & Grace, titled Will & Grace: Fabulously Uncensored. Originally from Wayne, New Jersey, Jim now lives in Los Angeles and New Jersey with his husband Frank and their mischievous Boston terrier, Gabby.

GOLDEN GIRLS FOREVER

An Unauthorized Look Behind the Lanai

By Jim Colucci

On Sale: April 5, 2016

Over 230 color and black & white photos throughout, 368 pages, $35.00

ISBN: 9780062422903

Tuesday, 26 February 2019 00:00

Public Lands Bill Provides ‘Lifeline for Migratory Birds’ Featured

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The Scarlet Tanager is just one of 386 migratory bird species that will benefit from passage of the Natural Resources Management Act. Photo by Dan Behm

(Washington, DC, February 25, 2019) Passage of the Natural Resources Management Act (S. 47), expected tomorrow in the U.S. House of Representatives, will signify a bipartisan win for birds and people, and a step in the right direction toward advancing wildlife conservation and recreation initiatives. The bill passed the Senate with a vote of 98-2.

American Bird Conservancy (ABC) strongly believes that passing this bill is essential to achieving our nation’s conservation goals, which support our environment and our economy, through bird-related recreation totaling billions of dollars annually.

The bill includes permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which supports the protection of federal public lands and waters. It also designates wilderness areas, monuments, and other public lands that will help conserve habitat for birds and other wildlife.

Birds will also benefit from the bill’s reauthorization of the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA), which provides direct conservation support for 386 bird species and their habitats in Central and South America, where many birds winter. The Scarlet Tanager, Wood Thrush, and Cerulean Warbler are just a few examples of bird species that benefit from the NMBCA.

“Thanks to NMBCA funding, we have created a network of reserves to provide essential wintering habitat,” said Andrew Rothman, ABC’s Migratory Bird Program Director. “The NMBCA is one of very few sources of funding available to help protect the full life cycle of migratory birds in the Western Hemisphere. These species engage in one of the greatest animal migrations on the planet. NMBCA is the lifeline for our migratory birds.”

Since 2002, the NMBCA has supported 570 conservation projects — including habitat protection, monitoring, research, and education — on more than 4.5 million acres of critical bird habitat across 36 countries.

The 2016 State of the Birds Report found that over one-third of North America’s bird species are in decline or facing serious threats.

“This decline signals a broader crisis that Congress has now, through its support of the Natural Resources Management Act, acted upon to help reverse,” said Jennifer Cipolletti, Director of Conservation Advocacy for ABC. “Birds are sensitive indicators of how we are protecting our environment as a whole, so this is an important step and a big win, not only for birds, but for the economy as well.”

American Bird Conservancy applauds the broad bipartisan support for public lands and migratory birds in Congress and across a diverse coalition of conservation and recreation interests. Thanks to this support, the Natural Resources Management Act will preserve vital conservation funding for the country’s birds and the critical habitats they depend upon.

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Replica 'Sugar Rush' Steering Wheel from Disney's 'Ralph Breaks the Internet'

Calling all Sugar Rush fans…now is your chance to race home with a signed, limited edition replica of the “Sugar Rush” steering wheel featured in the film!

If you remember the steering wheel is at the very core of Walt Disney Animation Studio's 'Ralph Breaks the Internet' as Ralph and best friend Vanellope von Schweetz attempt to save her game, Sugar Rush. Their quest takes them to the vast, uncharted world of the internet where they rely on the citizens of the internet - the Netizens - to help navigate their way to eBay to find a replacement steering wheel.

Timed to the in-home release of the film, this IRL replica of the steering wheel has been donated by Walt Disney Animation Studios so that 100% of the proceeds from this auction item can be donated to Make-A-Wish® to help grant life-changing wishes to children with critical illnesses.  Disney and Make-A-Wish® have a long-standing history together. Since 1980, Disney has helped Make-A-Wish grant more than 130,000 wishes — experiences that not only brighten lives for a special moment, but also help wish kids and their families replace fear with confidence, sadness with joy, and anxiety with hope. Currently, more than 10,000 Disney wishes are granted every year, a number that continues to grow.

The steering wheel itself has been autographed by Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot and Jane Lynch. Winning bidder will also receive a limited-edition autographed poster by cast and filmmakers including John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Taraji P. Henson, Jack McBrayer, Phil Johnston, Rich Moore and Clark Spencer as well as a Blu-ray copy of the movie!

Auction Dates:                               February 26 @ 6am PST – March 5 @ 6am PST

Auction Link:                  www.eBay.com/ralphbreakstheinternet

               

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Saturday, 23 February 2019 00:00

Talkin' Pets News Featured

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February 23, 2019

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Adriana Odachowski - Wellswood Animal Hospital

Producer - Daisey Charlotte

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Social Media / Producer - Bob Page

Special Segment Guests - Hour 1 - Randy Kaplan - Senior VP Green Gobbler - discussing their 20% Vinegar Weed Killer

Hour 2 - Susan Hartsler - even , the official Puppy Party Candidate for President

Hour 3 - Lorraine Walston - Owner Woodrow Wear - Power Paws - Socks for dogs

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Opening April 2019. As we celebrate 100 years of serving New York, we decided to undertake a large-scale project to redesign our hotel rooms for the future. The Penn Plaza Collection will redefine value-travel in Manhattan in 2019 and beyond.

Get ready to fall in love with Hotel Penn all over again!

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Seven, the Official Puppy Party Candidate, Announces His Bid For

President of the United States at Rescuecon

Former Show Dog Determined To "Bring America Together Again"

Oxnard, CA - February 13, 2019 - RESCUECON will open on February 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM with a press conference to announce the candidacy of a remarkable dog, Seven, who is running for President of the United States. RESCUECON, a convention like no other celebrating the human-animal bond, takes place February 23rd to the 24th from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

"I'm running for president because I believe a dog with a face like mine can bring humans together," explains the Australian Shepherd. "Humans can learn a lot from their dogs and now is the time for dogs across the country to teach the art of unconditional love and respect."

Seven is a four-year-old former show dog who was adopted by Oxnard resident Susan Hartzler. Since moving in with Susan, Seven has become a professional actor and model as well as a Therapy Dog through Therapy Dogs International. He is the official Therapy Dog for Oxnard High Schools where he brings his special kind of puppy love to kids every month. He is offering his services as a Therapy Dog to both Democrats and Republicans in his bid to "Bring America Together Again."

His platform is a home for every dog and a bone for every dog. With that goal in mind, Seven has created a line of t-shirts and other political paraphernalia that will be unveiled at the convention. A percentage of all proceeds will go to help rescue dogs find forever homes. To support the canine candidate and dog rescue, visit www.LuvMy.dog. To find out more about the candidate, visit his Instagram page at www.instagram.com/seven_for_president/.

RESCUECON sets out to promote the welfare of all animals (wildlife and farm animals too!), create a culturally-enriching environment, and provide interactive opportunities for learning, making, connecting, and relaxing. Besides Seven's Press Conference, there will also be bunny yoga, cat cafes, speaker panels, makerspaces and exhibitions. There is something for everyone at RESCUECON. Keynote speakers include Kitten Lady (Hannah Shaw) and Ellie Laks, co-founder of the Gentle Barn. The goal of event is to rally animal lovers in the region and, in turn, strengthen the local rescue landscape.

The PACC is committed to making its events accessible. In addition to Seven's Press Conference, there will be a free Adoption Fair with adoptable animals from Ventura County Animal Services (VCAS), the Bunny Brigade, Surfcat Rescue, C.A.R.L., and other rescue groups. The Fair will also feature community resources and nonprofits, a $10 spay and neuter clinic provided by Simi Valley Spay & Neuter Clinic, arts and crafts, and activities for families, such as the cat cafe presented by SurfCat Rescue and the Crazy Cat Lady Exhibition.

A percentage of ticket sales benefits VCAS, this year's featured nonprofit partner.

RESCUECON

February 23 - 24, 2019 | 11AM - 5PM

CONVENTION: General Admission $25/day | $40/weekend

ADOPTION FAIR: Free

800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, CA 93030 | (805) 486-2424 | oxnardperformingarts.com | rescuecon.org

Tickets are available at the box office between 12-6pm, Monday thru Saturday, by calling (805) 486-2424 or by purchase online, oxnardperformingarts.com.

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Thursday, 21 February 2019 00:00

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Featured

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How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Universal Pictures, DreamWorks Animation and Mad Hatter Entertainment present a PG, 104 minute, Animation, Action, Adventure film directed by Dean DeBlois, written by DeBlois and based on the “How to Train Your Dragon” book series by Cressida Cowell with a theatre release date of February 22, 2019.

Thursday, 21 February 2019 00:00

Fighting with My Family Featured

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Fighting with My Family

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Channel 4 Television Corporation and Film4 present a PG-13, 108 minute, Biography, Comedy, Drama film directed and written by Stephen Merchant with a theatre release date of February 14, 2019.

Thursday, 21 February 2019 00:00

Alita: Battle Angel Featured

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Alita: Battle Angel

Twentieth Century Fox, Lightstorm Entertainment and Troublemaker Studios present a PG-13, 122 minute, Action, Romance, Adventure film, directed by Robert Rodriguez, written by James Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis with a theatre release date of February 14, 2019.

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