Wilmer Valderrama and fiancée Amanda Pacheco at Encanto premiere in LA
The 41-year-old NCIS actor donned a checkered grey suit over a white patterned top with brown shoes. Pacheco, 30, donned a backless red gown with red sandal heels and a matching clutch. She had her blonde locks pulled back and parted in the glamorous outing. © Provided by Daily Mail ( The Miami native voices the character Augustín Madrigal in the Disney production, which also features the voices of Stephanie Beatriz, María Cecilia Botero, John Leguizamo and Diane Guerrero.
© Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, and Ryan Reynolds attend the World Premiere of Netflix's
As Hollywood events return to full force in New York and Los Angeles amid the coronavirus pandemic, here’s a look at the week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings, including Red Notice, Encanto, Dickinson and Gucci’s Hollywood Boulevard fashion show.
Dickinson season three premiere
On Monday night, the team behind Apple TV+’s Dickinson gathered at West Hollywood’s Pacific Design Center to celebrate the third and final act of Alena Smith’s fresh take on literary legend Emily Dickinson. Stars Hailee Steinfeld, Ella Hunt, Adrian Blake Enscoe, Anna Baryshnikov and Amanda Warren walked the carpet, along with Smith, who was later joined by this generation’s breakout poet, Amanda Gorman, at the afterparty.
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Dexter: New Blood premiere
The murderous Showtime revival premiered at Lincoln Center in New York on Monday, with Michael C. Hall returning to the show alongside Jack Alcott, Julia Jones and Johnny Sequoyah.
Gucci “Love Parade” fashion show
On Tuesday, a star-studded crowd, including Diane Keaton, Billie Eilish, Miley Cyrus, Olivia Wilde and Lizzo, turned up for what was arguably the L.A. fashion event of the season. Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele showed the latest “Love Parade,” his spring-summer 2022 fashion collection, in a presentation where models emerged from the TCL Chinese Theatre and walked the sidewalks along Hollywood Boulevard, with Jared Leto, Jodie Turner-Smith, Macaulay Culkin, Jeremy Pope and Kodi Smit-McPhee among those also walking in the show.
Lin-Manuel Miranda Reveals How Songwriting for Film Is Different Than Musical Theater
The prolific Lin-Manuel Miranda has had a busy year, with Warner Bros.’ adaptation of his musical In the Heights hitting theaters and HBO Max in June; writing songs for two animated features, Netflix’s Vivo (for which he also lent his voice as the title character) and Disney’s Encanto; and making his feature film directorial debut […]Which of the two animated projects came your way first? And what made you excited to work on them?
Red Notice premiere
Netflix’s biggest ever movie premiered in a big way on Wednesday, taking over L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles and giving center stage to stars Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot. “This is the biggest event Netflix has ever had — ever!” Johnson declared for an evening that included Q&As and a DJ set in front of crowds of fans. “I was telling Ted Sarandos earlier that I really feel it’s reflective of the ambition that the company has, not only to make great movies but also to deliver for people,” the star and producer told THR. “And the surprises are in there for the audience, too. People are going to have to watch.”
Encanto, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ first-ever full-length animated film sent in Latin America, premiered at the El Capitan Theatre on Wednesday with the help of stars Stephanie Beatriz, Wilmer Valderrama, John Leguizamo, Diane Guerrero and songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda. “I never in a million years could have imagined this moment at all,” Beatriz told THR of working on the film, which follows a Colombian family. “For many of us in the United States, and all over the world, you watch media, you watch TV, you watch films, and you go, ‘Wow, I love that story. I connect so much with that hero. Too bad there’s nobody that looks like me as the hero.’ And that is changing.”
Colombian embassy cosplays as latest Disney movie setting
The Colombian ambassador's residence in Washington was dressed up Thursday as the house from Disney's latest animated feature, "Encanto," a magical realism story set in the mountains of Colombia.The tony residence, a 1905 mansion built for businessman Thomas T. Gaff, was decked in flowers and faux brick tiles, disguising the chateâuesque pomp behind Andean village flair, reminiscent of the main character's home in the film.Ambassador JuanThe tony residence, a 1905 mansion built for businessman Thomas T. Gaff, was decked in flowers and faux brick tiles, disguising the chateâuesque pomp behind Andean village flair, reminiscent of the main character's home in the film.
Raging Bull anniversary screening
Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Irwin Winkler and Thelma Schoonmaker appeared at a special screening and Q&A event on Monday night for their MGM film Raging Bull at the Academy Museum’s David Geffen Theater.
WSJ Magazine’s Innovator Awards
Ryan Reynolds, Kim Kardashian and Lil Nas X were among those recognized at the 11th annual Innovator Awards on Monday in NYC. Honorees also included novelist Colson Whitehead, fashion designer Kim Jones, Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton and artist Maya Lin, with Sherrie Westin accepting the Public Service award on behalf of Sesame Street.
On Tuesday, Tom Hanks unveiled his new Apple film Finch at the Pacific Design Center, alongside his robot costar. The film follows Hanks’ character as one of the few remaining survivors after a cataclysmic solar event, which has left him living underground for a decade with his dog. He then builds a robot to take the place of his beloved pet when he’s no longer around.
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Washington Nationals sued by ex-employees over vaccine firing
The Washington Nationals are being sued by two former employees who were fired for refusing to comply with the team’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Lawrence (Larry) Pardo and Brad Holman were pitching coaches in the Nats’ organization. The two refused to get the COVID-19 vaccine for religious reasons and were fired by the Nats as a result. The team instituted a mandate on Aug. 12 that went into effect on Sept. 10, leading to the firing of both men.Now the two have filed a lawsuit against the club, TMZ Sports reports.
Cast, creators and VIP guests of the new Amazon original series Fairfax descended upon the stylish L.A. neighborhood Tuesday night to peruse the goods inside a pop-up store called Latrine, inspired by the streetwear brand of the same name created in the series. Guests could “shop” Latrine merch, including a Jeff Staple x Latrine hoodie, a Dr. Phil t-shirt, Latrine beanies, yo-yos, fanny packs and even a turkey baster, among other novelties. DJ Hunny Bee spun tunes for revelers including Zoey Deutch, Camila Mendes, Jaboukie Young-White, Yvette Nicole Brown, Kiersey Clemons, Skyler Gisondo, Peter Kim, Jeff Bottoms and creators Matthew Hausfater and Aaron Buchsbaum.
25th Annual ACE Awards
The Accessories Council hosted the 25th annual ACE Awards, recognizing individuals and companies who have furthered the awareness and use of accessories, on Tuesday in NYC. Honorees included Christian Siriano, Iris Apfel and designer Wes Gordon, with Ciara, Whoopi Goldberg and Sabrina Carpenter among the presenters.
Italian TV Festival Awards
ITTV’s Tuesday night event, held at Eataly in Los Angeles, honored Tiziano Ferro and Joe Bastianich with guests including Condola Rashad, Diane Warren, composer Carlo Siliotto, CAA’s Ted Miller, David Romero and Mike Gordon.
Wilmer Valderrama and Stephanie Beatriz on Special Feeling of Sharing 'Encanto' With Their Kids (Exclusive)
ET spoke with the actors about the special feeling of sharing this story with their children as they grow.The first-time parents form part of the new animated Disney movie, which follows the Madrigal family, who live in a magical home in a magical town called Encanto in Colombia. Each member of the family has their own unique magical ability, except for Mirabel (Beatriz), who goes on a journey to save her family's special powers. With original songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda, and an incredible cast of Latinxs, Valderrama and Beatriz, both of Colombian descent, are emotional over sharing the tale with their children.
A Man Named Scott special screening
Kid Cudi, AKA Scott Mescudi, unveiled his upcoming Amazon doc A Man Named Scott at Los Angeles’ Hammer Museum on Wednesday. The film, directed by Robert Alexander, explores Cudi’s journey over a decade of creative choices, struggles, and musical breakthroughs.
Phenomenal x Live Tinted Diwali Dinner
In honor of the five-day Festival of Lights and Diwali, India’s biggest holiday of the year, Meena Harris’ Phenomenal media company and beauty brand Live Tinted held an intimate dinner hosted by Mindy Kaling on Wednesday. Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Lilly Singh, Liza Koshy, Poorna Jagannathan, Punam Patel, Sujata Day, Radhika Jones and Netflix exec Bela Bajaria were among the attendees for the event held at Beverly Hills’ Bombay Palace. “This is the first year that there has been enough of us [South Asian women in the media and entertainment industry] that we could do something like this,” said Kaling. “For the longest time, I didn’t understand what my Hinduism meant to me and didn’t feel that I was rewarded for exploring it. Now I am prouder than ever for my roots and identity, and I am so excited at the idea that there is going to be a whole generation of people growing up where seeing women like us in the media will be the norm.”
UTA Hosts Reception For British Vogue Editor-In-Chief Edward Enninful
The stars descended upon UTA Artist Space on Wednesday night when the agency teamed with British Vogue to host a cocktail reception in honor of editor-in-chief Edward Enninful. Shaking hands, sipping drinks and perusing exhibitions by Conrad Egyir and Maya Seas were Cardi B, Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom, Gabrielle Union, Serena Williams, Jesse Williams, Robert Pattinson, Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault, Cindy Crawford, Jodie Turner-Smith, Amber Valletta, Jurnee Smollett, Ava DuVernay, Tracee Ellis Ross, Madelyn Cline, Andra Day, Thandiwe Newton, Joel Edgerton, Kerby Jean-Raymond, Kaia Gerber, Storm Reid, Lee Jung-jae, uber manager Benny Medina, Maverick Carter, RuPaul’s Drag Race stars Violet Chachki and Gottmik and UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer. The event was co-hosted by UTA’s Arthur Lewis, partner and creative director of UTA Fine Arts/UTA Artist Space and Darnell Strom, partner and head of culture and leadership.
Gentefied: A Taste of the BLVD
Netflix dramedy Gentefied celebrated its upcoming second season on Wednesday at BLVD MRKT, an artisanal food hall in Downtown Montebello serving everything from pupusas to jambalaya and chicharron-topped tacos. EP and director America Ferrera was joined by several of the show’s cast members, writers and producers, along with friends Eva Longoria, Gloria Calderon-Kellett and Chris Gorham.
amfAR Gala Los Angeles
amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, honored Moschino’s Jeremy Scott and TikTok at its amfAR Gala Los Angeles on Thursday at the Pacific Design Center. The designer was on hand to accept, along with TikTok star Addison Rae and singer Anitta, who presented to Scott. The night, presented by Fiji Water and Cadillac, also included performances from OneRepublic and Bebe Rexha.
“What We Need Are Poets and Inspiration”: Pros From ‘Encanto’, ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ and the THR Animation Roundtable .
THR‘s annual Animation Roundtable started with a discussion about what the phrase “animation is film” (inspired by the recent Animation Is Film Festival) means to each of these storytellers. “We often talk in our world about the idea that animation is a medium, not a genre, and the medium is film and cinema,” says Phil […]For Flee writer-director Jonas Poher Rasmussen — whose documentary tells the harrowing story of a man who left Afghanistan as a child refugee — animation was “liberating” as it allowed the subject, Amin (a pseudonym), to tell his story while maintaining his anonymity. “Because Flee is really a story about memory and trauma, animation enabled us to be more expressive,” he says.