Sylvester Stallone To Be Honored With Heart Of Hollywood Award

first_imgThe Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors honors Adele and Beny Alagem with the Philanthropic Leadership Award and Sylvester Stallone with the Heart of Hollywood Award at their 2016 Gala, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.The always sold-out event will again feature Jay Leno as host with a performance by Broadway and Glee singing sensation Matthew Morrison. Event Chairs are Paul Guerin and Robert Barth.Proceeds from the event benefit the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute. Under the leadership of Clive Svendsen, PhD, the Kerry and Simone Vickar Family Foundation Distinguished Chair in Regenerative Medicine, the world-renowned institute advances the field of regenerative medicine by translating laboratory discoveries into ground-breaking stem-cell-based treatments for skeletal disorders and diseases of the brain, eye, pancreas, liver and blood.For the 12th consecutive year, Lexus has joined forces with the Board of Governors as title sponsor for the gala event. Lexus will donate a 2017 Lexus LX 450H Hybrid Drive luxury vehicle to be raffled that evening. Only 500 raffle tickets will be sold.Honorees Adele and Beny Alagem, as two of the city’s most dedicated philanthropists, have leant their passion and support to a host of organizations close to their hearts, including Cedars-Sinai.“The brilliant team at the Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute is making daily advances in new treatments for devastating diseases,” commented Beny Alagem. “When the work at Cedars-Sinai can benefit so many, we have a responsibility to do what we can, when we can, to further that good work.”“Adele and Beny Alagem have been providing generous, consistent, heartfelt support to our community for decades,” commented Paul Guerin, gala chair. “They are tireless advocates for healthcare, the arts, Israel, Jewish history and heritage, veterans, the disabled, animals…and the list goes on. They are exemplars of a humble commitment to be the consistent and reliable cornerstones of many worthy causes.”Beny is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alagem Capital Group and Oasis West Realty, an asset management firm that owns The Beverly Hilton Hotel and The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills. Adele was born and raised in Beverly Hills and met Beny who was born in Jaffa, Israel after his graduation from Cal Poly Pomona. They were married in 1980.Sylvester Stallone, world-renowned actor, writer and director, will be honored with the Heart of Hollywood Award for his philanthropic work.“Sylvester Stallone is one of the most recognized Americans on the planet,” said Leslie Spivak, Board of Governors Chair. “His creative work alone has provided more hope and inspiration to those challenged by life’s inequities than we will ever know.”Academy Award nominee Stallone first gained the attention of audiences in playing the now iconic title role in his own screenplay, Rocky, which won the Best Picture Academy Award in 1976. This has been followed by more than four decades of starring roles in feature films, many of which he also wrote and directed, including Rambo, The Expendables and their sequels, Demolition Man, Copland, Get Carter and other motion pictures that have cemented Stallone’s stature as an icon in the entertainment industry. An accomplished artist, Stallone is also a dedicated philanthropist and supports several causes close to his heart. Off screen, he has quietly used his celebrity to provide generous support for countless years for a number of worthy causes.Ticket packages begin at $6000; limited individual tickets $600. For further information, please contact Rebecca at Grant Associates, 323-904-4400 or [email protected] or go to cedars-sinai.edu/boggala.last_img read more

Actors union says performers could lose work if they report harassment

first_imgOn Friday, Brouse said the union is there to support and guide members who come forward with health and safety issues.She explained that the B.C. branch of ACTRA has a health and safety performer advocate who can provide direction and resources for reporting harassment.READ MORE LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Advertisement In the wake of revelations about film executive Harvey Weinstein, the union that represents Canadian performers has weighed in on the issue of sexual harassment in the entertainment industry.“I think the problem with this is a fear of reporting,” said Sue Brouse, director of human resources for the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television, and Radio Artists, during an interview with On the Coast‘s Michelle Eliot.On Saturday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expelled Weinstein from its membership following allegations that he sexually harassed and assaulted numerous actresses over decades. Twitter Login/Register With:last_img read more

Ohio State offense makes progress in victory over Western Michigan

OSU redshirt junior quarterback Cardale Jones (12) attempts a pass during a game against Western Michigan at Ohio Stadium on Sept. 26. OSU won, 38-12. Credit: Muyao Shen / Asst. Photo EditorThe Ohio State offense had not performed up to its expectations in its first two home games. In each contest, the defense dominated while the offense did just enough to preserve victory.But after the performance against Western Michigan on Saturday, it appears the offense is beginning to get its wheels in motion after the sluggish start.“I think we started to see some things come together today that were exciting,” co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Ed Warinner said following OSU’s 38-12 win.The excitement Warinner mentioned was seen from the offense’s first time out onto the turf. It took the Buckeyes just three plays and 49 seconds to travel 65 yards for the game’s first touchdown.Junior running back Ezekiel Elliott was able to get to the edge and pick up 26 yards on the drive’s second play, which set up redshirt junior Cardale Jones’ connection with redshirt junior wide receiver Michael Thomas for a 38-yard score.It was a much different opening drive than the last two weeks.Last week against Northern Illinois, Jones threw an interception, while a botched snap on the punt resulted in a turnover on downs the game prior versus Hawaii.“I felt like that was a great spark,” Thomas said of the first series.The opening drive alone featured two plays over 20 yards, which is the same amount the OSU offense had in the entire two previous games.Big plays — which coach Urban Meyer said were an emphasis for the team during his Monday press conference — ended up being a key part of the game, whether it be those OSU connected on or the numerous ones that were left unfulfilled.The Buckeyes finished with six plays of over 20 yards, but that number had the potential to be much higher had it not been for underthrown passes by Jones, which Meyer called “alarming.”Jones finished with a career-high 288 yards, two touchdowns and one interception — which came on an underthrown pass to redshirt sophomore H-back Jalin Marshall in the end zone.The Cleveland native said he was pleased with his performance — which Meyer called just “OK” — but knowing the amount of big plays that could have been bothered Jones.“Oh my god,” he said when asked about throws he left short. “We could have put up a couple more touchdowns, but just the simple fact that it was my fault for the underthrown ball.”To eradicate the missed long throws, both Thomas and Jones said it comes down to trust.Thomas said the quarterback needs to trust the receiving corps to track the ball down. But after showing they have the ability to get beyond the defense, he thinks Jones will now just “put it out there” for the receivers to go get.However, when Jones did trust the receivers, the results were there.Jones found Marshall deep early in the second quarter for a 37-yard touchdown to make the game 14-0.Later in the period, he completed a 40-yarder to sophomore H-back Curtis Samuel — who also had another big play on a dazzling 40-yard touchdown run in the second half that displayed his versatility.Despite the missed opportunities, the offense’s 511-yard performance could stand as a momentum builder for the Buckeyes.“The offense did make strides today. We shot ourselves in the foot a couple times with some penalties, but we did make strides,” Elliott said. “We got some momentum and you kind of got a sneak peek of what the Buckeye offense could look like when we’re going.”The next glimpse at the OSU offense is set to be on Oct. 3 against undefeated Indiana in Bloomington, Indiana. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. read more

Mens Lacrosse Maryland wins Big Ten Tournament with 109 win over Ohio

Ohio State senior attack Eric Fannell scored five goals in the Buckeyes dramatic comeback 11-10 overtime victory over Maryland on April 22 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsOhio State’s bid for its first-ever Big Ten tournament title fell just short as it lost to Maryland 10-9 in the finals of the Big Ten men’s lacrosse tournament at Jesse Owens Stadium. This is the second consecutive Big Ten tournament title for Maryland and sixth overall conference title for the Terrapins. The win comes on the heels of their fifth straight regular season conference title (third straight Big Ten title), and their 31st overall. This was the Buckeyes’ second appearance in the tournament final game. They fell to Johns Hopkins 13-6 in 2015.Maryland junior midfielder Connor Kelly kicked off the scoring nearly three minutes in when he scored his first goal of the night off an assist from senior attacker Matt Rambo. OSU responded quickly, however, receiving three straight goals from sophomore attacker Jack Jasinski, redshirt senior midfielder Tyler Pfister and junior defenseman Freddy Freibott. With his team down now by two with 6:44 remaining in the first quarter, Kelly again put another tally on the board for the Terrapins, this time coming off an assist from senior midfielder Ben Chisolm.The second quarter began much like the first, with a goal from Kelly coming three minutes into the quarter. His teammate, junior attacker Tim Rotanz, received a pass right in front of the net and buried his 22nd goal of the season to put his team up 4-3.Freshman attacker Tre Leclaire, OSU’s leading goal-scorer, scored his 39th goal of the season to tie the score at four for the Buckeyes three-and-a-half minutes before the end of the half.The Terrapins took the lead early in the second half, but senior attacker Eric Fannell tied the game at five on a perfect pass from LeClaire, leading Pannell right in front of the net for a goal just over the goalie’s shoulder.Kelly scored his fourth goal of the game early in the fourth quarter to give his team the lead, but Leclaire quickly put up a pair of goals separated by only 1:25 to put the Buckeyes ahead 7-6.Just nine seconds after Leclaire’s second goal, junior defenseman Bryce Young tied up the game with his first goal of the season. Maryland later took the lead on Rambo’s 34th goal of the season and third point of the game.OSU tied the game shortly thereafter, but Maryland’s one-man-wrecking crew Kelly scored his fifth goal of the game with 6:46 remaining in the game. Fannell, already with one goal in the game for OSU, became the Buckeyes’ second player in the game with multiple goals when he tied the game up at nine with 5:53 remaining. With just 3:27 remaining on the clock, senior attacker Colin Heacock gave Maryland the 10-9 lead, in what would later prove to be the game-winning goal. read more

Blaise Matuidi admires Cristiano Ronaldo

first_imgThe French midfielder believes the Portuguese is to be admired because he keeps working even when his teammates are resting31-year-old French midfielder Blaise Matuidi has revealed how he admires the way Cristiano Ronaldo prepares himself.The Juventus footballer talked to Football Italia how the Portuguese acts after a game.“We were all dead tired after the match against Manchester United and the day after, except Cristiano,” Matuidi said.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“He’s been working like crazy ever since he got here. He’s been at it more than anyone else and he told me he ‘had to’ behave like that.”“That’s why at 33, he’s been an example for all of us and given us an extra stimulus. His influence isn’t limited to his work during the week,” he added.“He’s also crucial over the 90 minutes. He can do things that others can’t help improve the team’s game.”“Everyone feels much stronger alongside him. He’s a leader in this sense,” he concluded.last_img read more