The National Mother’s Day Committee announced today that it will honor four distinguished women at the 38th Annual Outstanding Mother Awards.The annual luncheon ceremony, which will be held on May 5, 2016 at 12 p.m. at The Pierre Hotel, New York, recognizes women who balance highly successful careers with the daily demands and rewards of motherhood. For ticket and sponsorship information visit www.mothersdaycouncil.org or call 212-549-6421.Joanna Coles, Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan, Editorial Director of Hearst Magazines, and a 2015 Outstanding Mother Award Honoree, will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies and present this year’s awards to:• Sarah Jessica Parker, Actor, Producer and Businesswoman• Joy Mangano, Inventor, Entrepreneur and President, Ingenious Designs, LLC• Louise Camuto, Chief Creative Officer, Camuto Group• Gemma Lionello, Executive Vice President and General Merchandise Manager of Beauty, Nordstrom“Through their entrepreneurial spirit, noteworthy professional accomplishments and above all their unwavering commitment to family and philanthropy, these four women embody all that this award stands for,” said Laurie Dowley, Chairman of the National Mother’s Day Committee. “We are thrilled to celebrate these exceptional women as our 2016 Outstanding Mother Award Honorees.”As part of its continued support of meaningful philanthropies dealing with issues affecting mothers, fathers and children, the National Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council, Inc. has donated nearly $30 million to date to deserving family-related charities nationwide.Proceeds of the 2016 awards luncheon will benefit Save the Children, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to making lasting positive change in the lives of children living in poverty in the United States.To purchase tickets or to sponsor the event, please contact the Mother’s Day Council office at 212-594-6421 or visit www.mothersdaycouncil.org.
The Weeknd and model Bella Hadid have called it quits, according to sources.Page Six first caught wind that they were on the rocks back in September, but the couple denied it.“They broke up. He’s been seen out and about chatting up girls.” a source told us at the time. But Hadid was gushing over the “Starboy” singer at the Global Lyme Alliance Gala in October. Advertisement Facebook She explained how he had helped her get through her battle with Lyme disease. The Weeknd, however, did not attend the event.The couple started dating in 2015 and were constantly together on red carpets. His rep did not comment.BY CARLOS GREER Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter
Kaling (left) poses with the film’s Vancouver-born director Nisha Ganatra at the premiere Friday. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/The Associated Press) British actress Emma Thompson stars in the comedy, playing a talk show host. (Steve Parsons/AFP/Getty Images) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling comedy Late Night is already one of the biggest hits of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival with an acquisition price to match.Amazon Studios on Saturday purchased the U.S. distribution rights for $13 million US, a record for the festival.Late Night follows a veteran talk show host played by Thompson who’s facing declining ratings, possible cancellation and a reputation for not liking women. Kaling wrote the script and plays the “diversity hire” in the writer’s room who has no qualifications except an undying love for Thompson’s character, Katherine Newbury. But she helps shake things up for the show. “It’s really a movie about being a fan,” Kaling told The Associated Press. “I’ve been such a comedy nerd my whole life and I’ve always felt like on the outside looking in. I had no connections in the business, but I just loved comedy and … late-night talk shows. So the movie is just really a love letter for people who are fans of something and really want to be part of it, but don’t feel like they have any access.” Amazon’s acquisition of Late Night is the first major deal out of the 2019 festival, and one of the highest sums ever paid out of Sundance. The record-holder is Birth of a Nation, which went for $17.5 million for the worldwide rights. Late Night beat out Amazon’s $12 million deal for The Big Sick, which went on to become a box office hit, and Netflix’s $12.5 million for Mudbound.Kaling mined her own experiences in the business both as a boss and a newcomer, and those of others, to tell the story. Her character decides that she can’t remember the names of her writers and calls them by numbers one through eight. This, Kaling said, is based on “a very famous comedy person” whom she “will never name.”Kaling wrote the part of Katherine specifically for Thompson, whom she had yet to meet, which she called “one of the stupidest things you can do in comedy.”“I was this creep in my home writing fan fiction for Emma Thompson, who I did not know, hoping that she would read it,” Kaling said.THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Advertisement Login/Register With: The film, which also stars Reid Scott, Hugh Dancy, Amy Ryan and John Lithgow, premiered Friday night in Park City and immediately became a must-see. Lines stretched around the block for the second screening Saturday morning and no empty seats were left in the massive Eccles Theater, where the audience buzzed about its sale that had just been reported by the trade publication Deadline.Late Night is sleeker than your average Sundance movie and was originally to be made as a studio film, with Paul Feig directing. Delays left Feig unavailable, and Kaling moved on independently. Canadian Nisha Ganatra, who had directed an episode of The Mindy Project, eventually came on to direct. Twitter Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Mindy Kaling wrote and stars in the Sundance film Late Night, which received a record acquisition for a comedy. (Taylor Jewell/Invision/The Associated Press)
Dennis WardFace to FaceGrowing up in Winnipeg, David Alexander Robertson never learned about his Indigenous culture and heritage in school.But he’s trying to make sure that is not the case for the next generation.The award winning graphic novelist has close to 20 titles under his belt.All can be used as teaching tools in the classroom. We speak with Robertson about tackling heavy subjects such as residential schools, MMIW and suicide in a medium that appeals to email@example.com