Rosario Dawson, Sacha Baron Cohen and More Join Election Eve Telethon
Posted on October 30, 2020, 9:35 am
On Election Eve, Nov. 2nd, many of America’s biggest stars will join together for the second ever Telethon for America to create the biggest voter turnout in history and combat voter suppression and disinformation. In addition to being a night of comedy, live performances and a live celebrity video bank, the event will offer critical voter protection information.
The event is presented by fiercely non-partisan anti-corruption organization RepresentUs and will air live at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT on Free SpeechTV and simulcast on TelethonForAmerica.com, and the social media platforms of RepresentUs and celebrity talent.
Hosted by award-winning actress Rosario Dawson and comedian, actor, and television host Ben Gleib, the event is free and open to the public to watch live. Flipping the traditional telethon on its head, instead of donations, viewers are asked to make a pledge to cast their vote on Nov. 3rd, and to bring their friends to the polls. A few lucky viewers will get a chance to join the show live on air, and speak with some of their favorite stars in one-on-one video chats. The telethon was created by Ben Gleib in 2018 and helped achieve the historic voter turnout we had in the midterm elections.
Confirmed celebrities include Rosario Dawson, Sacha Baron Cohen, Alicia Keys, Mark Ruffalo, Amy Schumer, Kerry Washington, Orlando Bloom, Chelsea Handler, Alyssa Milano, Billy Ray Cyrus, Camila Morrone, Busy Phillips, Kevin Smith, Diane Guerrero, Debra Messing, Dr. Phil, Josh Gad, Olivia Munn, Adam Mckay, America Ferrera, Ed Helms, Sophia Bush, Matt Barnes, Shin Lim, Chris Redd, Dennis Quaid, Nikki Glaser, Cody Rhodes, Fortune Feimster, Craig Robinson, Joshua Jackson, Tanya Tucker, Steve Hofstetter, Jackie Tohn, the Sklar Brothers, Brad Williams and Jade Catta-Preta.
“I know we hear this a lot, but this is the most important election of our lives. And no matter what side you’re on, voting is how we take care of each other. It’s how we protect the things that make us American. A huge turnout is how we can protect the election and make cheating or complaints of fraud moot. It’s why this telethon matters so much-it helps us take care of each other,” said actress, political activist, and executive producer of Telethon for America Alyssa Milano.
This election season, widespread voter suppression and misinformation are being used in an attempt to delegitimize the 2020 Presidential election, putting our democracy in peril. Telethon for America relays the importance and power of voting to a nation at a crossroads by countering voting myths and offering crucial tips and resources to empower voters–such as knowing your rights at the polls, states with same-day voter registration, how to get discount rides to vote and a voter protection hotline–in an eleventh-hour action to create the biggest voter turnout in American history.
“Differences of opinion are part of what makes our nation great. But that’s not a license to weaponize them to turn us against each other, deprive us of our sacred right to vote, or use disinformation to throw our democracy under the bus,” said Ben Gleib, creator and host of Telethon for America. “I created this event as a way to fight that, and start a tradition of us gathering on Election Eve, across party lines, to remind ourselves of our core values, and to laugh together. Because nothing bridges the divide better than making each other laugh.”
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Jeff Goldblum Partners Up to Promote Mental Health
Posted on October 29, 2020, 9:00 am
Neuroverse®, Inc. has partnered with National Geographic and Jeff Goldblum to promote positive mental health as part of the worldwide release of the Disney+, Emmy Award nominated series, “The World According to Jeff Goldblum”.
In the Season 1 “Pools” episode of the series, Jeff Goldblum and Neuroverse®, Inc. founder and C.E.O. Ricardo Gil-da-Costa, got together with Michael Ruskow at Just Float, Pasadena to discuss the growing concern of anxiety and other mental illnesses in today’s society and the potential benefits of Floatation-REST (Reduced Environmental Stimulation Therapy). Floatation therapy, while sometimes compared to more traditional meditation, provides a sensory experience unlike any other. Guests float in warm salt water in an environment without sound or lights to completely shut off from the outside world and fully experience their inner state. Mr. Goldblum experienced exactly that while having his brainwaves recorded with a BrainStation®, and his experience and neural results were discussed afterwards.
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Your Halloween Watchlist – October 28th
Posted on October 28, 2020, 9:00 am
With Halloween just a few days away, now is crunch time to get your spook on. Get that last minute Halloween candy for the trick-or-treaters and sneak some for yourself while the kids are busy carving pumpkins. Here’s our final pick to get you in the Halloween spirit.
Ghostbusters (1984) – PG – 1hr 45 min
Director: Ivan Reitman
Cast: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver
After being kicked out of their university, parapsychology professors Spengler, Stantz and Venkman decide to go into business for themselves by trapping and removing ghosts from haunted houses. After some initial skepticism, business is soon booming as The Ghost Busters rid New York of its undead. When a downtown skyscraper becomes the focal point of spirit activity linked to the ancient god Gozer, however, the problem may be more than the team can handle.
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Bette Midler Confirms Original Cast for ‘Hocus Pocus’ Sequel
Posted on October 27, 2020, 9:00 am
Earlier this year, rumors floated around that the cult classic “Hocus Pocus” will get a highly anticipated sequel on Disney+. The original Winifred Sanderson, Bette Midler, has recently confirmed that she, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy will also return to their spellbinding roles.
It won’t be the first time that the Sanderson Sisters will reunite. Midler announced last week on Instagram that the bewitching trio will come together to host a virtual charity event, “In Search of the Sanderson Sisters: A Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover,” on Friday, Oct. 30.
The superstar recently appeared on Fox 5’s “Good Day New York” and dropped a major hint when asked about whether or not she would be returning for a new installment. “They want to make a movie; they’ve asked us if we were interested, and, of course, all of us said yes,” Midler said.
There is no date set for “Hocus Pocus 2” to cast its spell on Disney+ at the moment.
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Movies Coming Out This Week – October 26th
Posted on October 26, 2020, 9:00 am
The Craft: Legacy – Thriller, Supernatural
In Blumhouse’s continuation of the cult hit The Craft, an eclectic foursome of aspiring teenage witches get more than they bargained for as they lean into their newfound powers.
Nicholas Galitzine, Lovie Simone, Michelle Monaghan, Zoe Lister-Jones, Cailee Spaeny, Gideon Adlon, Zoey Luna, David Duchovny
Holidate – Comedy, Romance, Holiday
Sloane (Emma Roberts) and Jackson (Luke Bracey) hate the holidays. They constantly find themselves single, sitting at the kids table, or stuck with awkward dates. But when these two strangers meet during one particularly bad Christmas, they make a pact to be each other’s “holidate” for every festive occasion throughout the next year. With a mutual disdain for the holidays, and assuring themselves that they have no romantic interest in the other, they become each other’s perfect plus-one which leads to some hilarious and provocative hijinks. However, as a year of absurd celebrations come to an end, Sloane and Jackson find that sharing everything they hate may just prove to be something they unexpectedly love.
Emma Roberts, Luke Bracey, John Whitesell, Tiffany Paulsen, Kristin Chenoweth, Andrew Bachelor, Frances Fisher, Jessica Capshaw
Fatale – Thriller
In this suspenseful and provocative psychological thriller, a successful sports agent, Darren (Michael Ealy), watches his perfect life slowly disappear when he becomes entangled in a police investigation led by a discredited, disgraced and determined detective (Hilary Swank), with whom he had a wild one night stand.
Deon Taylor, David Loughery, Hilary Swank, Michael Ealy, Mike Colter, Tyrin Turner