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Pretty Little Liars Season 4 Finale Spoilers: Marlene King Promises the “Biggest Ending Ever”

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It’s hard to imagine an ending to the Pretty Little Liars Season 4 finale that beats every the Season 3 finale, but that’s what PLL showrunner Marlene King is boldly promising for Season 4B’s climactic episode.

When asked what she could tell us about the Season 4 finale, Marlene tweeted: “It’s all about Answers. And the biggest ending ever.” Good, because we have a lot of questions. We have a feeling that Season 4B’s overarching mystery theme will be exploring why Ezra is stalking Ali, what their connection is in general, and the events leading up to Ali’s fake death. Is it possible we could get all of these questions answered in the Season 4 finale, considering the show will continue into Season 5? We hope so!

And, to be clear, the label “biggest ending ever” is comparing this episode to season-ending moment like Ian’s death after nearly killing Spencer, Mona’s reveal as “A,” Maya’s death, Toby’s redemption, and the Thornhill Lodge Fire — and that’s not even taking into account summer finales, or the game-changing endings of the epic Halloween specials. Basically, we’re totally intrigued by Marlene’s promise for “answers” and big-ness because — so far this season — she’s delivered on both counts. We can only imagine what she has in store for us in the finale.

How do you think Season 4 will end? Share your theories in the comments below!

Catch the Pretty Little Liars Season 4 winter premiere, Tuesday, January 7, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family.

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Bruno Mars opens new Chelsea on Dec. 29 and NYE to launch octet of shows at Cosmopolitan

Bruno Mars

By John Katsilometes

Bruno Mars, who lit up the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night and is to be the featured halftime entertainment at the Super Bowl in February, opens the new Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan as part of the Strip venue’s New Year’s Eve celebration.

Announced today by the hotel, Mars plays what will be a sparkling-new venue on Dec. 29 and 31 as part of an eight-show set of performances. Colleague Robin Leach first reported last week that the hotel was about to announce Mars as a recurring headliner.

The Grammy Award-winning artist and accomplished songwriter is back at the Cosmo in 2014 from Feb. 15-16 (two weeks after his Super Bowl appearance), May 23-24 and Aug. 22-23. Tickets are $150 for the Dec. 29 and Dec. 31 shows and are on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through the Cosmopolitan website or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets for the other shows start at $95.

In August, Mars played a rollicking, sold-out show with his fiery backing band, the Hooligans, at Grand Garden Arena and has previously performed at Pearl Concert Theater in the Palms. In a news release, Mars said: “Me and the Hooligans are bringin’ live music to the Cosmopolitan’s Chelsea on New Year’s Eve. It’ll be our first time, but not our last.”

In the same release, Cosmopolitan CEO John Unwin said: “Bruno Mars is a perfect fit for the Cosmopolitan, as he has a natural affinity for Las Vegas and is a true performer.”

Given Mars’ affection for grand staging and the use of inventive light and video technology (which he displayed most effectively on Saturday during his set-closing “Gorilla”), it will be interesting to see if the new venue, where the appeal is its very intimacy, can capture the grandeur of his live performances.

But the hotel and Mars seem confident they can deliver a unique, high-powered and — most important — hot-selling show.

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*courtesy Las Vegas Sun

Nicole Scherzinger, Jericho Rosales, Jada Pinkett Smith photos at CAST Fundraiser

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International filipino actor Jericho Rosales and fil-am Nicole Scherzinger (honorary event co-hosts) attended the fundraiser for 15th Annual From Slavery to Freedom Event. Among them are Jada Pinkett Smith (honorary event host), Sara Rue (honorary event co-host and emcee), Russell Simmons and Mira Sorvino (honorary event co-hosts) and Lisa Ling (Community Impact Award presenter).

CAST stands for Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking.

CAST Mission Statement: To assist persons trafficked for the purpose of forced labor and slavery-like practices and to work toward ending all instances of such human rights violations.

To make a Donation or to find more information on CAST, please visit www.castla.org

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Photo: Brittni Moten
Source: Quantum Leap Entertainment

Jericho Rosales joins Jada Pinkett-Smith, Lisa Ling, Russel Simmons…in the Fight to End Human-Trafficking

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Jericho Rosales joins Jada Pinkett-Smith, Lisa Ling, Sara Rue, Russell
Simmons, Nicole Scherzinger, and Mira Sorvino in the Fight to End Human-Trafficking at The CAST
15thFreedom From Slavery, Beverly Hills, May 9, 2013

Proceeds raised benefit Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST)

Beverly Hills, CA (May 7, 2013) – International Actor, Producer, and
Recording Artist, Jericho Rosales, is set to take part in The CAST’s 15thFreedom From Slavery Event at the Sofitel Los Angeles on Thursday, May 9, 2013 in Beverly Hills, CA.

Rosales to join Host, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Co-Host/ Emcee, Sara Rue, and Community Impact Award Presenter, Lisa Ling, in an evening of celebration and awareness with human-trafficking survivors and CAST’s contributors. Other celebrities scheduled to attend are *Russell Simmons, Nicole Scherzinger, Mira Sorvino, among others.

Jericho recently talked about being mindful and making a change.

“I have a heart for helping children…” expressed Jericho. “It’s important to be aware of this real and serious problem. I hope my film project “Breakaway” can inspire many to take action.”

“Breakaway” (Original Title: Alagwa) is Jericho Rosales’ first co-produced film, directed by Ian Lorenos, which highlights a single father and son relationship torn by the abduction of his son by human-traffickers. It has received multiple awards and nominations throughout Asia and the USA, including a recent win of “Outstanding Achievement in Acting” for Rosales at Newport Beach Film Festival last week.

Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking CEO, Kay Buck, says, “Celebrating our 15th year of service to the community of Los Angeles, the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST) provides direct services to survivors of modern-day slavery from 58 countries around the world. We are thrilled to be working with Jericho Rosales for his outstanding performance in his new film about child trafficking in the Philippines. Victims from the Philippines who are trafficked to Los Angeles currently represent nearly 20% of all of our cases, so we are looking forward to Jericho’s participation at our From Slavery to Freedom event on May 9th and beyond.”

CAST has been internationally recognized for its dedication to the identification of trafficking survivors, the mobilization of all sectors of the community to identify and advocate against trafficking, and the provision of direct services for victims.

All proceeds raised from the event will help fund CAST programs and services that provide human trafficking survivors with 24-hour access to safety and comprehensive, trauma-informed care that helps them rebuild their lives and become thriving members of the community.

To make a Donation or to find more information on CAST, please visit
www.castla.org

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Jo Koy show dates Irvine, Pittsburgh, San Jose…

Jo Koy coming to a city near you.

May 2-4, 9-11 Irvine, CA • Improv
Irvine Improv

May 16-18 Pittsburgh, PA • Improv
Pittspurgh Improv

May 30-Jun 1, 6-8 San Jose, CA • Improv
San Jose Improv

June 14 Atlantic City, NJ • Borgata Resorts – The Music Box
The Music Box

Jun 15 Mashantucket, CT • Foxwoods Casino
Foxwoods Casino

Jun 20-22, 27-29 Ontario, CA • Improv
Ontario Improv

July 13 Ontario, CA ImprovOntario Improv

Read more: http://jokoy.com/tour-dates/

Actor Alec Mapa to be a coach on AMC’s Showville

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”  AMC announced today the lineup of eight towns across the country where talent will be scouted for its newest unscripted series, Showville (formerly titled Road Show). Created and executive produced by Laurie Girion (Cheerleader Nation, Welcome to Sweetie Pies) and distributed internationally by Sony Pictures Television, the series organizes competitions in each town, featuring local talent who get the chance of a lifetime to be in the spotlight. Actor Alec Mapa and choreographer Lisette Bustamante were named as the series’ performance coaches, working with the show’s finalists each week to prep them for their performance in front of a live, local audience. Showville consists of eight one-hour episodes and premieres this spring.  ”

”  Mapa got his big show business break when he was cast as the opera diva, Song Liling, in Broadway’s M. Butterfly. He went on to direct the critically acclaimed one-man shows, Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy and I Remember Mapa and is also a renowned director in the comedy circuit. In addition, Mapa has appeared in numerous films and television shows, including Marley & Me Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, Seinfeld, and You Don’t Mess With The Zohan.  ”

Read more: http://blogs.amctv.com/movie-blog/2013/01/amc-announces-showville-shooting-locations.php
Alec Mapa AMC bio: http://blogs.amctv.com/photo-galleries/meet-the-showville-mentors/alec.php
About the Showville: http://www.amctv.com/shows/showville

Hailee Steinfeld doing a lot in 2013

Hailee Steinfeld has received so many awards and award nominations for the movie True Grit and has many more projects in 2013.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hailee_Steinfeld

2010 True Grit Mattie Ross Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Supporting Actress
Austin Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Young Performer
Bronze Wrangler for Theatrical Motion Picture
Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress[18]
Indiana Film Journalists Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Youth in Film
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress[19]
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Performer
Nominated—Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Empire Award for Best Female Newcomer
Nominated—London Film Critics Circle Award for Actress of the Year
Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Nominated—Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated—St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Breakout Female
Nominated—Utah Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
2013 Romeo and Juliet Juliet Capulet Post-Production
2013 Ender’s Game Petra Arkanian Post-Production
2013 Can a Song Save Your Life? Violet Post-Production
2013 Hateship, Friendship Post-Production[20]
2013 Three Days To Kill Post-Production
2013 The Homesman Tabitha Hutchinson Filming
TBA Why We Broke Up Min Green Announced
TBA Forgotten[21] London Lane[22] Announced