'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For': Julia Garner joins cast

January 29, 2013
(Press Release): Julia Garner has joined the cast of Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For," which is now filming in Austin at Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios. Garner will play a young stripper opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Johnny in the follow-up to 2005′s Sin City, adapted from Miller’s own graphic novel series.

Also onboard for Dimension Films’ October 4, 2013 release are Josh Brolin, Ray Liotta, Jeremy Piven, Dennis Haysbert, and Juno Temple, while Sin City vets Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Michael Madsen, Rosario Dawson, Jamie King, and Clive Owen are returning.

Garner made her feature debut in Sean Durkin’s Martha Marcy May Marlene and nabbed roles last year in Wallflower and Not Fade Away. She recently hit Park City with Jim Mickle's cannibal pic We Are What We Are, bought by eOne out of Sundance last week. Garner also stars as a young Mormon teenager in Rebecca Thomas’s Berlin entry Electrick Children, which Phase 4 Films will be opening theatrically this March and will next be seen in CBS Films’ horror sequel The Last Exorcism 2, in theaters March 1. She is repped by Authentic Talent & Literary Management and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.
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Namm13: The TEC Awards recognize 'Walking Dead', Grammy Broadcast

28th Annual TEC Awards Winners

The winners of the 28th Annual TEC Awards,
announced January 25, 2013 in Anaheim, CA

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT

Click here to see all the nominees
ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT
Waves Audio WLM Loudness Meter
AUDIO APPS TECHNOLOGY FOR SMARTPHONES & TABLETS
Moog Animoog
MICROPHONE PREAMPLIFIER TECHNOLOGY
Apogee Electronics 8-Channel Mic-pre Module for Symphony I/O

STUDIO MONITOR TECHNOLOGY
ADAM Audio A77x
RECORDING DEVICES
Zoom H2n Handy Recorder
MUSICAL INSTRUMENT AMPLIFICATION & EFFECTS TECHNOLOGY
Line 6 POD HD Pro Guitar Processor/Amp Simulator
AMPLIFICATION HARDWARE / STUDIO & SOUND REINFORCEMENT
Dangerous Music “Dangerous Source” USB Monitor Controller
COMPUTER AUDIO HARDWARE
Universal Audio Apollo High Resolution Audio Interface
MUSICAL INSTRUMENT TECHNOLOGY / HARDWARE
Moog Minitaur

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT TECHNOLOGY / SOFTWARE
Native Instruments Kontakt 5
SIGNAL PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY / HARDWARE
Rupert Neve Designs Portico II: Master Buss Processor
SIGNAL PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY / SOFTWARE
Universal Audio Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder Plug-in
SOUND REINFORCEMENT LOUDSPEAKER TECHNOLOGY
Meyer Sound CAL Column Array Loudspeaker

MICROPHONE TECHNOLOGY / SOUND REINFORCEMENT
TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik M81

MICROPHONE TECHNOLOGY / RECORDING

Blue Microphones Spark Digital

HEADPHONE/EARPIECE TECHNOLOGY
Sennheiser HD700 Headphones
WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY
Shure Axient Wireless

WORKSTATION TECHNOLOGY
Avid Pro Tools 10
SOUND REINFORCEMENT CONSOLE TECHNOLOGY
Avid VENUE SC48 Remote

SMALL FORMAT CONSOLE TECHNOLOGY
Rupert Neve Designs 5059 Satellite Mixer

LARGE FORMAT CONSOLE TECHNOLOGY
A 2012 TEC Award was not given in this category due to an insufficient number of entries.
OUTSTANDING CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENT
Click here to see personnel details and all the nominees

Record Production/Single or Track
“Somebody That I Used To Know”, Gotye

Record Production/Album
Wasting Light, Foo Fighters

Tour Sound Production
Foo Fighters “Wasting Light” Tour

Remote Production/Recording or Broadcast
54th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS

Film Sound Production
The Dark Knight Rises, Warner Bros.
Television Sound Production
Breaking Bad, AMC

Interactive Entertainment Sound Production
Journey, Sony Computer Entertainment

Studio Design Project
Dreamworks Animation Studios, Glendale, CA
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NAMM 13: TEC Awards recognize 'Breaking Bad', 'Grammy Awards Broadcast'

January 27, 2013
The 28th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, presented by the TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio and NAMM, was held during the NAMM Convention on Friday, January 25, 2013 at the 2013 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA.

The show handed out more than 25 awards to the year's finest equipment in audio technology and sound production.

Pete Townshend of The Who received the Les Paul Award and the TEC Awards Hall of Fame induction went to Record Plant Recording Studio President Rose Mann Cherney and singer/songwriter John Sebastian, founder of The Lovin' Spoonful hosted the night's ceremony.

Some of the winners of the awards included such TV Shows as the 54th Grammys Broadcast and "The Walking Dead." 
A partial list of awards winners is below:

28th Annual TEC Awards Winners
OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT
Waves Audio WLM Loudness Meter
AUDIO APPS TECHNOLOGY FOR SMARTPHONES & TABLETS
Moog Animoog
MICROPHONE PREAMPLIFIER TECHNOLOGY
Apogee Electronics 8-Channel Mic-pre Module for Symphony I/O

STUDIO MONITOR TECHNOLOGY
ADAM Audio A77x
RECORDING DEVICES
Zoom H2n Handy Recorder
MUSICAL INSTRUMENT AMPLIFICATION & EFFECTS TECHNOLOGY
Line 6 POD HD Pro Guitar Processor/Amp Simulator
AMPLIFICATION HARDWARE / STUDIO & SOUND REINFORCEMENT
Dangerous Music “Dangerous Source” USB Monitor Controller
COMPUTER AUDIO HARDWARE
Universal Audio Apollo High Resolution Audio Interface
MUSICAL INSTRUMENT TECHNOLOGY / HARDWARE
Moog Minitaur

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT TECHNOLOGY / SOFTWARE
Native Instruments Kontakt 5
SIGNAL PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY / HARDWARE
Rupert Neve Designs Portico II: Master Buss Processor
SIGNAL PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY / SOFTWARE
Universal Audio Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder Plug-in
SOUND REINFORCEMENT LOUDSPEAKER TECHNOLOGY
Meyer Sound CAL Column Array Loudspeaker

MICROPHONE TECHNOLOGY / SOUND REINFORCEMENT
TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik M81

MICROPHONE TECHNOLOGY / RECORDING

Blue Microphones Spark Digital

HEADPHONE/EARPIECE TECHNOLOGY
Sennheiser HD700 Headphones
WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY
Shure Axient Wireless

WORKSTATION TECHNOLOGY
Avid Pro Tools 10
SOUND REINFORCEMENT CONSOLE TECHNOLOGY
Avid VENUE SC48 Remote

SMALL FORMAT CONSOLE TECHNOLOGY
Rupert Neve Designs 5059 Satellite Mixer

OUTSTANDING CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENT

Record Production/Single or Track
“Somebody That I Used To Know”, Gotye

Record Production/Album
Wasting Light, Foo Fighters

Tour Sound Production
Foo Fighters “Wasting Light” Tour

Remote Production/Recording or Broadcast
54th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS

Film Sound Production
The Dark Knight Rises, Warner Bros.
Television Sound Production
Breaking Bad, AMC

Interactive Entertainment Sound Production
Journey, Sony Computer Entertainment

Studio Design Project
Dreamworks Animation Studios, Glendale, CA


Founded in 1985, the Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards is the foremost program recognizing the achievements of audio professionals. Presented annually by the TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio, the TEC Awards recognizes the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games, and other media.
TEC Awards nominations are made by a panel of industry professionals and voted upon by members of various professional organizations and audio industry websites. The awards are divided into two categories: Technical Achievement and Creative Achievement. Through its Hall of Fame, the TEC Awards honors the pioneers of audio technology and the music industry’s most accomplished producers and audio technicians. The Les Paul Award pays tribute to musical artists and others whose work has exemplified the creative application of audio technology.
For a complete list of nominations in both the Creative and Technical fields:The 28th Annual TEC Awards Nominees
http://www.tecfoundation.com/tec/12nomineestech.html
http://www.tecfoundation.com/tec/12nomineescreat.html
For more information and tickets:www.tecfoundation.com

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Screen Actors Guild (complete list of nominees)

Below are the nominees for The Screen Actors Guild Awards. The live event will take place on Sunday, January 27, 2013.

Actor in a Leading Role: Film

  • Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”
  • John Hawkes, “The Sessions”
  • Hugh Jackman, “Les Miserables”
  • Denzel Washington, “Flight”

Actress in a Leading Role: Film

  • Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”
  • Marion Cotillard, “Rust and Bone”
  • Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • Helen Mirren, “Hitchcock”
  • Naomi Watts, “Maria”

Actor in a Supporting Role: Film

  • Alan Arkin, “Argo”
  • Javier Bardem, “Skyfall”
  • Robert De Niro, “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”
  • Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”

Actress in a Supporting Role: Film

  • Sally Field, “Lincoln”
  • Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”
  • Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”
  • Nicole Kidman, “The Paperboy”
  • Maggie Smith, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”

Cast in a Motion Picture

  • “Argo”
  • “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
  • “Les Miserables”
  • “Lincoln”
  • “Silver Linings Playbook”

Actor in a Television Movie

  • Kevin Costner, “Hatfields & McCoys”
  • Woody Harrelson, “Game Change”
  • Ed Harris, “Game Change”
  • Clive Owen, “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
  • Bill Paxton, “Hatfields & McCoys”

Actress in a Television Movie

  • Nicole Kidman, “Hemingway & Gelhorn”
  • Julianne Moore, “Game Change”
  • Charlotte Rampling, “Restless”
  • Sigourney Weaver, “Political Animals”
  • Alfre Woodard, “Steel Magnolias”

Actor in a Drama Series

  • Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”
  • Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
  • Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”
  • Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
  • Damian Lewis, “Homeland”

Actress in a Drama Series

  • Claire Danes, “Homeland”
  • Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey”
  • Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Asylum”
  • Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
  • Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”

Actor in a Comedy Series

    • Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
    • Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
    • Louis C.K., “Louie”
    • Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”
    • Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family”

Actress in a Comedy Series

    • Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
    • Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
    • Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”
    • Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”
    • Betty White, “Hot in Cleveland”
    • Cast in a Drama Series

    • “Boardwalk Empire”
    • “Breaking Bad”
    • “Downton Abbey”
    • “Homeland”
    • “Mad Men”

Cast in a Comedy Series

    • “30 Rock”
    • “The Big Bang Theory”
    • “Glee”
    • “Modern Family”
    • “Nurse Jackie”
    • “The Office”

Stunt Ensemble: Film

    • “The Amazing Spider-Man”
    • “The Bourne Legacy”
    • “The Dark Knight Rises”
    • “Les Miserables”
    • “Skyfall”

Stunt Ensemble: Television

  • “Boardwalk Empire”
  • “Breaking Bad”
  • “Game of Thrones”
  • “Sons of Anarchy”
  • “The Walking Dead”
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Namm: She Rock Awards to honor songwriter Holly Knight, guitarist Orianthi

January 22, 2013
The first annual She Rocks Awards kicks off at the Women in Music Network breakfast at the January NAMM show.  The January 25th event will be co-hosted by NewBay Media and the Women in Music Network. The She Rocks Awards honors women who stand out in their field. Awards will be for musicians, producers, manufacturers, retailers, educators, and more.
2013 She Rocks Awards will honor songwriter, producer and Songwriter Hall of Fame nominee, Holly Knight. Knight has be voted as Best Songwriter in Rolling Stone’s 11th annual poll along with Phil Collins, Paul Simon, Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen.
Knight is a triple-time Grammy award winner. She has written hits for Pat Benetar, Tina Turner, Heart, Aerosmith, Bonnie Tyler, Rod Stewart, and more, while having her songs featured in countless movies and television shows.
Recently Knight has written with or for Zander Bleck, Antonia Bennett, Cherie Currie, Rev Theory, Hawk Nelson, The Donnas, Katy Perry, Otep, Sick Puppies, Hunter Valentine, Meatloaf, Paul Stanley, Leigh Nash, Less Than Jake, Fefe Dobson, and Sugababes, to name a few. In addition to writing, Holly has been actively pursuing her production career full time. She coproduced tracks for Otep, Porcelain and Fefe Dobson. Recently she finished producing the debut pop record for Antonia Bennett, daughter of legendary singer, Tony Bennett, as well as Antonia’s first jazz EP, Natural, and the eagerly awaited follow-up jazz record of American standards on Universal Records.
The first annual She Rocks awards will also recognize industry leaders Orianthi, guitarist for Michael Jackson & Alice Cooper. At 27 years old, guitarist prodigy Orianthi has already shared the stage with some of the world’s most iconic artists. Orianthi began playing guitar at age 6 in her hometown of Adelaide, Australia, and got her first taste of fame after jamming on stage with Carlos Santana when she was 18. While performing at the 2009 Grammy Awards with country superstar Carrie Underwood, Orianthi caught the eye of Michael Jackson, and was asked to be a part of his ill-fated This Is It tour. In addition to sharing the stage with Steve Vai and Prince, Orianthi is also an artist and songwriter in her own right, having released her most recent EPFire in 2011. Orianthi is currently on touring as the lead guitarist in Alice Cooper’s band.
Other honorees include Mary Peavey, President of Peavey Electronics, Tish Ciravolo, President of Daisy Rock Girl Guitars and Laura Taylor, Guitar Center Senior Vice President of Operations.
The awards will also feature a performance from Ali Handal, author of Guitar For Girls. More award honorees will be announced soon.
Please note that this is an invite only event.
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Trailer: 'Stoker' with Nicole Kidman to premiere at Sundance

January 20, 2013
"Stoker" will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, January 20, 2013, and open in theaters March 1, 2013.

Film's synopsis:
After India's (Wasikowska's) father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie (Goode), who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother Evelyn (Kidman). Soon after his arrival, she comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
Starring Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Dermot Mulroney, Jacki Weaver and Nicole Kidman, "Stoker" is directed by Park Chan-wook. 

Check out a trailer for the movie below:

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'The Perks of Being a Wallflower': cast interview at 2013 People's Choice Awards (Video)

January 12, 2013
"The Perks of Being a Wallflower" was a big winner at The People's Choice Awards winning Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress for it's star Emma Watson. It also won Favorite Dramatic Movie.

Based on the Stephen Chbosky novel, “Perks" is a coming of age story about 15-year-old Charlie (Lerman), an endearing and naive outsider, coping with first love (Watson), the suicide of his best friend, and his own mental illness while struggling to find a group of people with whom he belongs.”

The cast chatted backstage about the success of the movie.

Check out the video below:


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NAMM: Tec Awards ceremony to be held Friday, January 25

January 9, 2013

A bevy of  top audio producers, engineers and musical talent will take the stage to recognize the achievements of their peers at the 28th Annual Technical Excellence and Creativity (TEC) Awards. Presented by the TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio, the event will be held on Friday, January 25th at the Hilton Anaheim during the 2013 NAMM Show.
The celebration will feature 28 awards for audio products and projects, and will be co-produced with the NAMM. “We are honored to partner with the great folks at the TEC Foundation to produce the TEC Awards at NAMM”, said Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM. “Since the early days of NAMM and exhibitors like the Edison Company, technology and creativity have been at the heart of the advancement of the music industry.”
Singer/songwriter John Sebastian, founder of The Lovin’ Spoonful will host the evening’s honors that will include the presentation of the Les Paul Award, sponsored by the Les Paul Foundation, to Pete Townshend, composer, guitarist and co-founder of The Who. Another highlight will be the induction of Record Plant President Rose Mann-Cherney to the TEC Awards Hall of Fame.
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NAMM: Battle of the Teen Bands heads to Downtown Disney

January 6, 2013


During this year's NAMM 2013, teens from all across the country will get a chance to compete to be named "Best Teen Band in the USA" in a live contest at Downtown Disney District in Anaheim.

This live event will be co-hosted by “Twilight’s” Booboo Stewart & Sister, Fivel along with Channel One’s Scott Evans and will take place on Jan. 26, 2013

Chosen by a combination of public votes and a panel of music industry judges, eight teen bands across the U.S. will  compete at the live battle of the bands in the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, CA.

For the fourth year, SchoolJam USA highlights teens’ musical talent and promotes active participation in school music education programs, awarding more than $50,000 in cash and prizes to the finalist teen bands and their local school music programs.

Booboo Stewartof "The Twilight" movie series and his sister, Fivel, will co-host the event with Channel One News anchor Scott Evans. Fivel, who plays keyboard and vocals and Booboo who plays guitar and at times, drums will take a break from hosting to entertain the crowd with a selection of their original pop-rock hits.

“My sister Fivel and I have played instruments since we were little, and can’t imagine our lives without making music,” said actor/musician Booboo Stewart, who will co-host and perform. “When we heard about SchoolJam USA and the awesome opportunities it gives kids who want to play music, we knew we had to get involved. There’s so much talent in these bands. We’re excited to be part of a program that is making kids’ musical dreams come true.”

The 2013 SchoolJam USA finalists with links to bios, photography and demos, including original music are:
Beyond Doubt, Louisville, KY – www.bit.ly/BeyondDoubt
Cheating Daylight, Vacaville, CA – www.bit.ly/CheatingDaylight
Ergo We Play, Knoxville, TN – www.bit.ly/ErgoWePlay
Fools and Sages, Los Angeles, CA – www.bit.ly/FoolsandSages
Harlem Shuffle, Salt Lake City, UT – www.bit.ly/HarlemShuffle
Premium Blend, San Diego, CA – www.bit.ly/PremiumBlend
Romance of Thieves, San Francisco, CA - www.bit.ly/RomanceofThieves
Synergy, Springville, UT – www.bit.ly/SyngeryBand

Each band is guaranteed to receive at least $1,000 in funding for their school music program, and the winning band will walk away with the grand prize, including the title of Best Teen Band in the USA, a trip to perform at the original SchoolJam festival in Frankfurt, Germany, a private music video recording session on the John Lennon Educational Bus, $1,000 toward the purchase of new gear and $5,000 for their school music program.

NAMM 2013 takes place January 24 -January 27

For the latest news and info, follow us on Twitter @spotliteonENT and @Phyllis_Thomas 
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Snooki, Ludacris, Tim Tebow among celebrities at CES 2013

January 5, 2013
The CES aka, the Consumer Electronics Show, will be held  January 8-11, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Actress Felicia Day will serve as the Entertainment Matters Ambassador for the event this year. Below is a partial list of some of the highlights  attendees scheduled to attend:
Maroon 5 will be making a special guest appearance at Qualcomm Incorporated’s chairman and chief executive officer Dr. Paul E. Jacobs’ preshow CES keynote address, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 7 in The Venetian’s Palazzo Ballroom on level 5. Maroon 5 has sold 15 million albums globally, with hit singles including “Moves Like Jagger,” "This Love," "She Will Be Loved," "Harder to Breathe," "Sunday Morning," “Makes Me Wonder," “One More Night” and “Payphone.”

Rapper, entrepreneur, investor and actor Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson will make an appearance at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9, at the SMS Audio booth (LVCC, South Hall 1, #20206). SMS audio combines technology, function and style to bring the highest caliber of sound, comfort and fashion to every product.

Founder and chairman of i.am.plus, llc, will.i.am is a multi-faceted entertainer and creative innovator. A seven-time Grammy Award winner known for his work with The Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am is a founding shareholder in Beats Electronics, the creators of the Beats by Dre™ headphones. will is a featured panelist on the Next Generation of Innovators keynote at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 8 in the LVH Theater.

Anthony Ryan Auld, the hottest designer on “Project Runway,” will demonstrate Brother International’s latest high-tech machines. Auld will be at the Brother International booth (Venetian Ballroom, #71109) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9. Auld was featured in the ninth season of “Project Runway,” where he placed seventh in the competition. In 2012, he joined the cast of “Project Runway All Stars.”

World-renowned drummer and producer Travis Barker will sign autographs from 12-1 p.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8, at the Pioneer Electronics Booth (LVCC, North Hall Booth #1101). In addition to his passion for drumming and creating music, Barker is a self-proclaimed car enthusiast. Barker’s classic 1951 Chevy truck will be on display throughout the show, showcasing Pioneer’s 2013 car audio products.

Dana Cohen of “Hell’s Kitchen,” will accompany Haier America to the 2013 CES. She will appear daily at the Haier America booth (LVCC, Central Hall, #10939).

An actor and director Bill Duke will be at the Qubeey, Inc. booth (LVCC, South Hall 4, #36156). Duke and Qubeey collaborated to design the first film for exclusive distribution directly to desktops and other device tops. The film “Menace” takes viewers on a suspense-filled ride where they get to choose what happens at every turn. Duke will be at the booth at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 9, to discuss how Qubeey’s advanced technology is an entertainment game-changer.

Donald Shultz, famous venom expert, extreme adventurer and host of Animal Planet’s “Wild Recon,” will wow 2013 CES attendees with an exciting stunt. Shultz will base-jump off a hotel on the Las Vegas Strip live during CES. Immediately following his jump, attendees can meet the daredevil at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 9, at theQubeey, Inc. booth (LVCC, South Hall 4, #36156).

Star of the new Las Vegas reality show on TLC, “Sin City Rules,” Lana Fuchs and former welter-weight boxing champion Victor Ortiz will be at the Luvvitt LLC booth (LVCC, North Hall, #4102). Fuchs and Ortiz will be signing autographs and holding a meet and greet for fans and media at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8.

Health and fitness is a prominent theme at the 2013 CES. This year, exercise physiologist and certified special trainer Bob Greene will join the Omron Healthcare, Inc.booth (LVCC, South Hall 2, #26511) to sign autographs and give attendees tips to a healthy lifestyle. Greene specializes in fitness, metabolism and weight loss. He's been a frequent guest on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” has appeared on dozens of national television programs and has authored several best-selling books. Green will be at the booth on Tuesday, January 8 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and will host a book signing at 11 a.m.

Chicago band I Fight Dragons, whose track "Save World Get Girl" recently premiered on Nintendo 3DS video, will perform their first-ever iBand-style set at a gig for Bém Wireless guests at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9 at the Flight Lounge at Luxor. No instruments, all devices--music on Bém Wireless mobile speakers!

Lemmy Kilmister is best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, principal songwriter and the founding member of Motörhead. He will be at the Krusell International AB booth (LVCC, South Hall 4, #35801) at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8. Kilmister is a former band member of Hawkwind and has made a number of cameo appearances in film and television.

Kelly LeBrock will appear daily at the Velodyne Acoustics booth (Venetian Ballroom, #71115) and suite (Venetian Tower, Suite 30-131) daily. A popular actress and model, LeBrock made her acting debut in “The Woman in Red” alongside famous comedian Gene Wilder.

New and hot-on-the-scene rapper Lil Twist will appear at CES at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 10, at the Nikura booth (LVCC, South Hall 4, #37134). Lil Twist is a protégé of famous rapper Lil Wayne and just went on tour with Justin Bieber.

On Tuesday, January 8 at 4:30 p.m., LL COOL J, star of CBS’s hit drama series “NCIS: LOS ANGELES,” will be interviewed by CNET’s Brian Tong at the CNET Stage (LVCC, South Hall 3, CNET Booth) where they will talk about Boomdizzle’s Liquid MyConnect Studio app.

Former football player and son of Bob Marley, Rohan Marley, will be at CES showcasing his House of Marley eco-friendly headphones. Marley will be at the House of Marley booth (LVCC, Central Hall, #10544) from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. from Tuesday, January 8 through Thursday, January 10.

The Digital Health Summit at the 2013 CES is focused on one of the fastest growing markets where health, wellness and technology come together. It kicks off with an opening session moderated by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, chief medical correspondent, CNN. Dr. Oz joins the Digital Health Summit conference track at CES. He will be featured as a panelist on The Breakfast of Healthy Champions session (LVCC, North Hall, Room N250) on Thursday, January 10 at 10 a.m. This session features a candid conversation about the industry and how technology is playing a crucial role. Dr. Oz is a cardiothoracic surgeon, author and television personality. He is best known for his appearances on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and for his own show, “The Dr. Oz Show.”

The Digital Health Summit conference track also features SuperSession “The Digital Health Revolution: Body Mind and Soul.” Join moderator Arianna Huffington as she leads a conversation on the latest innovations in the field. Huffington chair, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post. The SuperSession’s panel consists of four digital health leaders, led by Deepak Chopra, co-author of "Super Brain”; founder of The Chopra Foundation and Chopra Center; YouTube/ChopraWell, Deepak Chopra LLC. The SuperSession is at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 8.

Joseph Ward Simmons, better known as Rev. Run, will be available for autographs and pictures at the Jabra booth (LVCC, Central Hall, #11608) from 12-1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8, alongside DJ Ruckus. Rev. Run is one of the founding members of the influential hip-hop group Run-D.M.C. He is also a practicing minister and co-founder of Def Jam Records.

Rev. Run’s older brother will also be at the 2013 CES. Russell Simmons is featured as a speaker for the conference session “Anytime, Anywhere Content” where content providers and device manufacturers examine how and where the public is getting content and the delivery platforms poised for growth. Simmons is the founder of Def Comedy/Poetry Jam, Global Grind and All Def Digital.

Actor, director and producer Matthew Lillard will attend “Creative Technology Trendsetters.” Lillard is best known for his work in “Scream,” “Scooby-Doo,” and “The Descendants.” In this session, pioneers of film production and special effects analyze how they are advancing their cutting-edge creativity into the future.

 Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is the New York Times bestselling author of “A Shore Thing,” “Confessions of a Guidette” and “Gorilla Beach.” She is the breakout star of MTV’s “Jersey Shore,” the highest-rated shows in the network’s history. She will be at the Zeikos booth (LVCC, South Hall 1, #21142) at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9.

SOUL Electronics will be accompanied by Tim Tebow, quarterback for the New York Jets and Heisman trophy winner. Tebow will be at the SOUL Electronics suite (Venetian Tower, #31-234) at 9 a.m. on Thursday, January 10, for the product launch of the Tebow line. SOUL Electronics will also be throwing an after party at TAO Nightclub at 10 p.m. on Thursday, January 10, hosted by popular recording artist and actor Chris “Ludacris” Bridges.


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Alicia Keys to perform at People's Choice Awards 2013

Singer Alicia Keys is tapped to perform at the 2013 People's Choice Awards from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Jan. 9 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. She will be joining previously announced performers Christina Aguilera and Jason Aldean. The People’s Choice Awards is the only major awards show where fans determine the nominees and winners across categories of movies, music and television.
 Procter & Gamble
The show will be hosted by "The Big Bang Theory's" Kaley Cuoco.

"The caliber of performances we have planned for this show is beyond compare," said Executive Producer Mark Burnett. "Alicia is an undeniable vocal powerhouse, and combined with Christina Aguilera and Jason Aldean, we are going to have one epic show. They are three of music's biggest talents. I am simply ecstatic to have them all joining us this year."

Keys’ fifth studio album, GIRL ON FIRE (RCA Records) marks the singer's third consecutive #1 album on the Billboard 200 album chart.  
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'John Dies At The End': now on VOD fits theaters January 25

January 4, 2013
Here is a new poster for "John Dies At The End." Written and directed by Don Coscarelli, the movie stars Rob Mayes, Chase Williamson, Clancy Brown, Glynn Turman and Paul Giamatti.

The movie is VOD now and hits theaters on January 25, 2013

Summary: 
In "John Dies At The End," it’s all about the Soy Sauce, a drug that promises an out-of-body experience with each hit. Users drift across time and dimensions. But some who come back are no longer human. Suddenly a silent otherworldly invasion is underway, and mankind needs a hero. What it gets instead is John (Rob Mayes) and David (Chase Williamson), a pair of collegedropouts who can barely hold down jobs. Can these two stop the oncoming horror in time to save humanity? No. No, they can't.


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NAMM: Tower of Power highlight outdoor stage

January 3, 2013
The opening of the 2013 NAMM Show on January 24, 2013 marks not only the start of the world’s premier gathering for the music instrument and product industry, but also the debut of the Anaheim Convention Center’s new outdoor venue, The Anaheim Grand Plaza. To make full use of the Grand Plaza, NAMM has booked four jam-packed days of live music, tributes, events and networking opportunities in the new, outdoor space.
Kevin Cranley, NAMM chairman of the board and president of Willis Music Company and the NAMM Executive Committee will welcome attendees and participate in ribbon cutting ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait, Anaheim Convention Center Executive Director Tom Morton and members of Anaheim City Council join the NAMM Executive Committee to dedicate the Grand Plaza at 9:50 a.m.
The new Anaheim Convention Center Grand Plaza runs between the Hilton and Marriott leading to the main entrance of the center. It features 100,000 square feet of outdoor meeting and event space and during the NAMM Show an outdoor stage for live performances. The new plaza paired with an expansion of the NAMM Show perimeter to the outer glass doors of the convention center will add a significant amount of new space for show attendees to enjoy. An expanded show floor, also means fewer badge check points once at the show in addition to new features including a NAMM Member center, Digital Hub and First Look product showcases in the lobby.
Following the ribbon cutting, the 1st Marine Division Band from Camp Pendleton will perform on the plaza. The 50-piece band will then enter the Anaheim Convention Center to march through the aisles, serenading show-goers with “The Star-Spangled Banner” and other patriotic songs. Because of the many scheduled opening activities around the new plaza, the Fernand L. Petiot All-Industry Memorial Marching Band, which traditionally opens the NAMM Show will not perform.
The NAMM Show’s opening day continues with what has become one of the most important industry traditions, the Annual Tribute, an event honoring the leaders of the music-making industry who have passed away in the last year. Tribute takes place on the Grand Plaza’s Main Stage on Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m. There will be a commemorative photo and video presentation accompanied by the LA Scots, considered the premier pipe band in the U.S.
The first day will close with Tower of Power performing live on the plaza. Tower of Power has been playing together since the late 1960s when they, alongside such legendary bands as Santana, the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane, helped to define “The San Francisco Sound.” Known for their soulful urban vibe and powerful horn section, Tower of Power will perform their greatest hits to celebrate a busy day of business at the NAMM Show.
The NAMM Show gathers 90,000 registered attendees from the music product industry from around the world to preview new product debuts from more than 4000 brands across every category. Registration is now open for qualified members of the music instrument, product and pro-light and sound industries.
Please note that the NAMM show is not open to the public.
For more information on the NAMM Show, please visit:
http://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2013
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