News comes to us courtesy of our friends at the Hollywood Reporter that Oprah Winfrey has been selected as the 2013 recipient of The Hollywood Reporter‘s Sherry Lansing Leadership Award, which recognizes a woman who is a pioneer and a leader in her industry. Journalist and activist Maria Shriver will present Winfrey with the award at THR’s 22nd annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast, which will be held Dec. 11 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles.
“Oprah is an inspiration to us all,” The Hollywood Reporter editorial director Janice Min said. “She has wielded her tremendous influence to empower women both here in Hollywood and around the world, and motivated countless individuals to contribute to causes that better their communities. She is the embodiment of this award.” The breakfast, presented by Lifetime and sponsored by Gucci, Samsung Galaxy, Audi, Roberto Coin, City National Bank and Loyola Marymount University, coincides with the publication of The Hollywood Reporter‘s annual Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Entertainment list, on which Winfrey has been featured numerous times.
Also during the breakfast, the 2013 Women in Entertainment Mentorship Program, which pairs ambitious inner-city girls with leading women executives from media and entertainment, will be presented. The 2013 mentees will spend an afternoon with their mentor every two weeks for a year learning the ins and outs of developing a career in media and entertainment. Past mentors have included Anne Sweeney, president of Disney/ABC Television Group and co-chair of Disney Media Networks; A+E Networks chairman Abbe Raven; 20th Century Fox chairman Dana Walden; and Universal Pictures co-chairman Donna Langley.
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Simon Mirren is a successful Hollywood screenwriter and showrunner. Before his relocation to LA, Simon was a screenwriter on British hits such as Waking the Dead. He was a key contributor on Series 1 and 2 of Spooks and was responsible for sourcing much of the research that gave the opening seasons such authenticity. Simon worked on Without a Trace and Third Watch before spending six years on the hit series Criminal Minds culminating as showrunner. He is the nephew of Oscar Winning Actress Dame Helen Mirren. We were delighted to interview him for LA Talk Radio.
Click here for the interview: http://www.latalkradio.com/images/Hollywood-011610.mp3
Simon is currently co-writing the pilot for new Canal Plus series Versailles with David Wolstencroft.
Hollywood stars sign up with interest for the latest across the pond service offered by Fit4 THE PART, an addition to the popular ‘Have Guru Travel’ package. This is yet another unique service offered by UK Celebrity Fitness guru Jon Trevor. In collaboration with Jayjay Epega who runs Epegamedia which works in conjunction with talented individuals and innovative companies to meet the demands of a constantly changing media world, this service was designed by Jon to meet the demands of artistes travelling to the UK, providing practical and reassuring solutions for international clients who wish to maintain their health and fitness under professional guidance.
Continuing a duty of care Jon Trevor will liaise with a client’s health professional or personal trainer back home to provide informed and continued programme maintenance while in the UK, this exclusive across the pond service can be provided at a client’s residence or alternative locations, a popular request is in the comfort and privacy of a hotel suite, many clients have experienced Jon’s unique training solutions in some of London’s most prestigious hotels, including The Lanesborough in Knightsbridge, the Soho Hotel and also at the Savoy London.
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Gerard Butler joins a hot team of movie legends including fellow actors James McAvoy, Jason Isaacs, Will Ferrell, Mike Myers, Edward Norton and Woody Harrelson. This is Gerard’s first appearance in the charity match against Robbie Williams England team of Marvin Humes, Aston Merrygold, Olly Murs, Ben Sheppard, Jamie Theakston and Teddy Sheringham along with Robbie’s fellow Take That singer Mark Owen, comedian John Bishop and Take Me Out presenter Paddy McGuinness.
Included in the mix is master chef and ex-football pro Gordon Ramsay, who will be playing alongside soccer legends Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Clarence Seedorf, Kevin Phillips, Des Walker and Jaap Stam. This charity extravaganza is the 4th event by Soccer Aid which has raised a total of £6.5 million, with ALL profits going to UNICEF’s invaluable work helping sick and vulnerable children across the globe.