Daily Archives: March 7, 2010

ShoWest Brings A-Listers, Galas to Las Vegas

The statistic is mind-blowing:  Over $4 billion in ticket sales for Warner Bros. alone from its 2009 worldwide box office.   In the U.S. alone, the company raked in more than $2 billion. The staggering numbers were revealed recently when ShoWest announced that it will present the Achievement Award to the company at the final night’s banquet and awards ceremony March 18 as the four-day convention wraps up at Bally’s and Paris in Las Vegas. 

A huge number of A-list movie stars not only representing Warner’s upcoming films, but many celebrities and executives from other movies as well.  Expect award parties daily, starting March 15. 

Film awardees already announced: Vanessa Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer, who will be awarded Showest’s Stars of Tomorrow.  Katherine Heigel, right, is being tapped as Female Star of the Year.  Jerry Bruckheimer will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.   Sam Worthington will be vetted as Male Star of the Year.   Many, many more will be honored at the Las Vegas movie convention.

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Tea Party Nation will hold next convention in Las Vegas in July

The Tea Party Nation will hold next convention July 15-17 in Las Vegas. 

Spokeswoman Sherry Phillips, who confirmed the dates, said the group is currently taking hotel bids and would make a formal announcement once the details are set. 

The first Tea Party Nation convention was held in Nashville, Tenn., earlier this month and was fraught with controversy, with numerous sponsors and speakers — including Republican Reps. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota and Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee — dropping out because of the for-profit nature of the event. 

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, was the only major political figure to eventually speak, reportedly receiving $100,000 for her appearance.

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