Sunday, August 06, 2017

Showtime's Ray Donovan Returns For A 5th Season Guest Starring Susan Sarandon Sunday 8~6~2017 9PM

RAY DONOVAN Season 5 will premiere on Showtime Sunday, August 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Starring Liev Schreiber in his three-time Emmy nominated role as L.A.’s best professional fixer, the new season of RAY DONOVAN finds Ray turning his attention back to Hollywood.

NEW YORK – June 16, 2017 – SHOWTIME has released the first trailer and key art for season five of its hit drama series RAY DONOVAN, which will premiere on Sunday, August 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Starring Liev Schreiber in his two-time Emmy nominated role as L.A.’s best professional fixer, the new season of RAY DONOVAN finds Ray turning his attention back to Hollywood and his celebrity fixer firm.

On the new season of RAY DONOVAN, Mickey (Oscar® winner Jon Voight) is overjoyed to at last be welcomed into Ray's home and swears to finally mend his criminal ways.

Joining the series in a season-long arc is Oscar® winner and four-time Emmy-nominated actress Susan Sarandon as legendary media mogul Samantha Winslow, who sets Ray against her own fixers in fear they may know too much.

RAY DONOVAN also stars Paula Malcomson, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Steven Bauer, Katherine Moennig, Pooch Hall, Kerris Dorsey and Devon Bagby.

Additional season five guest stars include Brian White (Chicago Fire), Adina Porter (American Horror Story), Rhys Coiro (Entourage), Lili Simmons (Hawaii Five-0), Tara Buck (True Blood), C. Thomas Howell (Criminal Minds) and Dominique Columbus (Sickhouse). A SHOWTIME production, RAY DONOVAN is executive produced by David Hollander, Mark Gordon, Bryan Zuriff and Lou Fusaro, and was created by Ann Biderman.

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Monday, April 24, 2017


For Immediate Release

Three award-winning short films explore controversial issues within the APA community

NEW YORK, NY – April 24, 2017 – In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, HBO will debut HBO Asian Pacific American Visionaries, a collection of three short films by emerging APA directors, on May 1st across various HBO platforms. Exploring a range of controversial issues, the award-winning shorts examine crime, addiction and family turmoil within the APA community. Visionaries will be available on HBO NOW®, HBO GO®, HBO On Demand® and HBO Zone® throughout the month of May.

About the films
1. “Monday,” directed by Dinh Thai, follows a young drug dealer who finds himself struggling with the moral implications of his illicit profession.
2. “Wonderland,” directed by Tiffanie Hsu, explores the lonely and surreal world of a 12-year-old girl whose mother (played by Joan Chen) is a gambling addict.
3. “Toenail,” directed by Jingyi Shao, centers around a career-obsessed yuppie having to care for his ailing father on the eve of a major promotion.

The films were the winners of HBO’s first Asian Pacific American Visionaries Short Film Competition, a contest dedicated to discovering and showcasing up-and-coming American filmmakers of Asian Pacific descent. HBO will launch the 2017-18 edition of the competition this summer. For official rules and guidelines, visit

“Asian Pacific American Visionaries is a great example of HBO’s industry leadership in not only furthering the dialogue about race and representation in Hollywood, but also taking action,” said Jackie Gagne, Vice President of Multicultural Marketing. “We’re proud to provide an unprecedented platform for emerging APA filmmakers to showcase their talents and share their unique stories with a global audience.”

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Private Collection of Joan Rivers Christie's Auction House NYC

In honor of her late mother Joan Rivers [June 8, 1933 ~ September 4, 2014], Melissa Rivers and Christie's Auction House NYC curated The Private Collection of Joan Rivers. The auction took place from 6~22~2016 - 6~23~2016 Consisting of an impressive collection of Fabergé, fine art, haute couture, antiques, jewelry, and objets d'art. The collection, much like it's collector, is at turns, whimsical, elegant, irreverent, classic.

Ms Rivers was a descendant of Russian aristocracy and many of her acquisitions were done with an eye toward recreating the luxury and opulence of her ancestry. i don't envy Melissa's task of determining which pieces to donate and which to retain. Aside from their priceless sentimental value they are all [monetarily speaking] top drawer.

i do not have the disposable income that would allow me to bid on the items in this extraordinary collection but thankfully the auction house did make them available for public viewing prior to sale. What i refer to as high-end window shopping was very satisfying. And it's wonderful to know that a portion of the sale's proceeds will be donated to charity. Well done Melissa. Well done Christie's. Well done Joan.

Below are some of the items from The Private Collection of Joan Rivers at Christie's Auction House NYC

Joan Rivers' quote on charitable acts [photo/edit by sookietex]