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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

TO HONOR PAUL WALKER, A FAST & FURIOUS MOVIE MARATHON AT CITYWALK.

Universal CityWalk revs up for a turbo-charged takeover with Universal Pictures' Furious 7, featuring a flurry of activity in support of the film's April 3 release, including a Fast & Furious movie marathon at the AMC Theatres, an exclusive first-look at Furious 7's 1967 Camaro and an original costume display, including attire worn by Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson in the new action thriller.
As the choice L.A. destination to see the latest installment in the Fast & Furious film series, Universal CityWalk's AMC Theatres will jump-start the excitement with advance screenings of Furious 7 starting at select times every seven minutes after the hour beginning on Thursday, April 2. The AMC Theatres will also bridge the gap to this latest film with an exciting two-day movie marathon at CityWalk, featuring all previous six Fast & Furious films on Tuesday, March 31 and Thursday, April 2.
For more information and to purchase tickets to the advance screening of Furious 7 and the Fast & Furious movie marathon at the AMC Universal CityWalk Theatres and IMAX, visit www.CityWalkHollywood.com.
The exciting Furious 7 takeover also provides guests with an exclusive opportunity to get up close and personal with genuine artifacts from the new movie, including the 1967 Camaro that character Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson) drives. Located on CityWalk, outside the AMC Theatre, the grey muscle car—with its 500 horsepower and 4x4 tires—offers fans a picture perfect photo opp through Sunday, April 5.
Authentic wardrobe worn by Dominic "Dom" Toretto (Vin Diesel) and Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) will also be on display exclusively at the AMC Theatres from Friday, March 20 through Friday, April 10.
The non-stop action and charged atmosphere shift into high gear as CityWalk's state of the art outdoor concert venue, "5 Towers," celebrates the Furious 7 takeover with a D.J. party spinning songs from the film series' entire music library, including new sounds from the latest movie soundtrack as part of the opening weekend festivities from Thursday, April 2 through Saturday, April 4.
Universal Studios Hollywood will join in on the takeover as the theme park prepares to introduce its all-original thrill ride "Fast & Furious—Supercharged" on Thursday, June 25.
"Fast & Furious—Supercharged" is a technologically advanced, epic ride that reunites stars from the Fast & Furious series in a groundbreaking mega-attraction, conceived as a new installment to the dynamic Fast & Furious films that can only be experienced at The Entertainment Capital of L.A.  Featuring characters made famous by Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Luke Evans, "Fast & Furious—Supercharged" will catapult guests into the high-stakes underground world of fast cars in a harrowing escapade—at perceived speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour—to save one of their own from an international crime cartel.
Located within Universal Plaza, a convergence of original Fast & Furious prop cars will be on display for guests and fans of the film series, including Dom's 1970 Dodger Charger R/T.  The black, V8-powered car first appeared in The Fast and the Furious and has been a mainstay in every action-packed film since. The grey 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner that Dom first drove in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift will also be on display, along with the 1970 Plymouth Barracuda that belonged to Letty in Fast & Furious 6.  The car display will be available throughout the summer.
For a behind-the-scenes look at "Fast & Furious—Supercharged," please click here. The 90-second footage offers insightful perspective on the making of this adrenaline-charged attraction along with interviews with Fast & Furious franchise cast members and stars of the ride, including Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez and Tyrese Gibson
More information about Universal CityWalk is available at www.CityWalkHollywood.com. Regular updates also can be found on CityWalk's Twitter @CityWalkLA, Facebook page Universal CityWalk Hollywood and Instagram @CityWalkLA. Join the conversation online using #FastFuriousRide, and for the latest news, 'Like' Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter at @UniStudios.
Universal Studios Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of L.A. SM, includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour; the CityWalk  entertainment, shopping and dining complex, the Universal CityWalk Cinemas and the "5 Towers" state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue.  World-class rides and attractions include the incredibly popular 3D Ultra-HD adventure, "Despicable Me Minion Mayhem" and immersive "Super Silly Fun Land," the critically-acclaimed mega-attraction, "Transformers™:  The Ride-3D," the intense, award-winning ride, "King Kong 360 3-D" on the behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, "Revenge of the MummySM—The Ride" and "Jurassic Park® —The Ride." As part of its milestone 50th anniversary celebration in 2015, Universal Studios Hollywood will debut a slate of dynamic new attractions including the electrifying 3D-HD thrill ride, "Fast & Furious—Supercharged" as the grand finale to the famed Studio Tour, "Springfield," hometown of America's favorite TV family, adjacent to the award-winning "The Simpsons Ride™" and the "Nighttime Studio Tour," offering evening tours of the iconic movie backlot every weekend this summer and on select nights.
 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

GWEN STAFANI AND SHY SIA, MUST BRAVE SARAH "MASTERS OF SEX" SILVERMAN, FOR ALL WOMAN.

The Los Angeles LGBT Center announced today that international music superstars No Doubt and Sia will both perform intimate acoustic sets and Emmy® Award-winning actress and comedian Sarah Silverman will perform a stand-up routine at the annual An Evening with Women celebration on Saturday, May 16 at the Hollywood Palladium. The event, co-chaired this year by Linda Perry, Brent Bolthouse, Kelly Lynch and Annie Goto, has raised over $4.65 million dollars since 2002 for the vital services the Los Angeles LGBT Center provides to underserved seniors, women and girls, including the homeless youth currently surviving on the streets of Los Angeles.
Additional honorees, participants and attendees will be announced in the coming weeks. An Evening with Women will feature more than 900 LGBT community members, entertainment and music industry supporters and donors uniting to support the Center's mission of building a world where LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal and complete members of society. Tickets are now available for purchase at www.AnEveningWithWomen.org
The members of No Doubt jointly stated, "We are so honored to be joining the lineup for this year's An Evening with Women. We applaud the tremendous work Los Angeles LGBT Center has done over the years in striving to create a community where all people are equal and treated with fairness and dignity. This is going to be a really cool show for us….different than the big plugged-in shows we've done over the years, it'll be exciting to switch it up and play a select handful of songs and bring a scaled down, acoustic vibe to them."
Sia stated, "I am so happy and proud to be a part of An Evening with Women again this year, and to honor the excellent work they do for the LGBTQ community of Los Angeles."
An Evening with Women was reinvented by Linda Perry in 2009 and will be produced by Brent Bolthouse. The annual event has featured world-renowned talent including live performances by Christina Aguilera, Cyndi Lauper, Heart, P!nk, Joan Jett, Ozzy Osbourne, Courtney Love, Camp Freddy, Cat Power, Juliette Lewis, Kat Von D, Aimee Mann, Wanda Sykes, Sarah Silverman, Kathy Griffin, Linda Perry, Evan Rachel Wood, Rumer Willis, 4Non Blondes, Margaret Cho, Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, and Gina Gershon along with honoring community leaders including Ellen DeGeneres, Sharon Stone, Renee Zellweger, Billie Jean King, Melissa Etheridge, k.d. lang, Lily Tomlin, The Fosters' Sherri Saum and Teri Polo and more. For updates and additional information please visit www.AnEveningWithWomen.org
An Evening with Women is presented by Toyota Financial Services and generously sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank, American Airlines, Anita May Rosenstein Foundation, Artists for Trauma, UBS, KPL Select, Ralphs/Food 4 Less and US Bank.
 

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