The Toronto International Film Festival Gambling on New Premieres Policy

Toronto International Film Festival

Toronto International Film Festival

Tickets to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) are always hard to come by, and this year will be no exception. TIFF announced most of the line-up recently, including world premieres by many of the entertainment world’s elite, such as Chris Rock, Noah Baumbach, Chris Evans and Jason Reitman.

 

The films that have been announced will be screened during the first four days of the festival, from Thursday to Sunday, September 4th through the 7th. Media attention is most intense at the Toronto International Film Festival during that period, and films scheduled for release in the upcoming award season can succeed or fail due to word of mouth, and, of course, the critics.

 

Notably absent from the list are two of this year’s most eagerly anticipated films by Brad Pitt and his stable mate Angelina Jolie. Both are period pieces set in World War II. Pitt’s film is called “Fury.” Jolie’s is named “Unbroken.”

Take a Bite Out of NYC at the Fall 2014 Fashion Week in September

NYC Fashion Week

NYC Fashion Week

Who needs a girls day out when you can have a whole week? That’s our philosophy, and it just makes plain, er, fashionable sense! After all, NYC Fashion Week is a whirlwind experience that rages on and on and on, starting on September 4, 2014, with the final shows closing on the 11th. One day isn’t nearly enough to experience all of the magic brought to life by Badgley Mischka, J. Mendel, Anna Sui and the various gods and goddesses of the business. That why VIP Concierge is offering special all-access tickets to New York Fashion Week events that are happening on each day of this extravaganza.

 

As you know, each September, designers and brands from across the world of fashion gather in the crisp fall weather of New York City to show off their forthcoming spring collections. This year, you can expect to see Hilfiger, BCBG, Calvin Klein, Tory Burch and all the names we love as well as some new labels that fellow fashionistas are just getting acquainted with. These are names like Katya Leonovich, an award-winning Russian/European designer who made her fashion week debut in 2011, Australian sensations Sass & Bide, the Bahrainian duo Noon by Noor and Katya Zol, a talented Mongolian designer whose exotic, tribal looks crafted from luxurious materials were first showcased at last year’s event.

Party Like a Superstar With 2014 VMA Tickets

MTV Video Music Awards

MTV Video Music Awards

OMG, the VMAs! #RedCarpet, #CrazyParty, #OutAllNight, #ShutTheFrontDoor. Like wow! MTV’s Video Music Award tickets are already on sale. It’s a huge deal–even if we’ve been waiting for this annual music/music video fest for a year. There’s a lot to be stoked about. Specifically, that the 2014 VMAs are returning to the fabulous Left Coast. The only place they belong, if you ask us. Brooklyn who? Seriously, that place has some bad juju memories. It’s 11 months later, and we’re still trying to block out that Miley Cyrus performance. PTSD anyone? Someone please tell that girl to keep her tongue to herself.

 

Anywho, the VMAs aren’t just returning to their SoCal home, they are happening in the storied, steeped in music, saturated in stardom halls of the historic, yet newly renovated, Forum in lovely Inglewood, CA. Wherever that is. Just kidding. If you’re not sure, the GPS definitely knows how to get there, and you can’t miss the long line of stars that will be floating over the red carpet and streaming in the front door on August 24, 2014. This is the only super Sunday we’ve heard of. The nominees are awesome, and the performers already include first-time nominee 5 Seconds of Summer. That’s 5SOS to you. Plus, the ultra-platinum, king of abs Usher will be hitting the stage as will the fabulous, chart-topping Ariana Grande. That’s grande news for any music fan and another reason to stock up on award show tickets.

Second Wave of Teen Choice Nominations Announced

Teen Choice Awards

Teen Choice Awards

If you haven’t bought yours yet, you need to get Teen Choice Award tickets now, if not yesterday. They sell out quickly, and you don’t want to miss out on all the excitement and fun. VIP Concierge also has VIP after party tickets, so you can hang and do with all your favorite stars. The show airs live on Sunday, August 10 (8-10 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX, but who wants to watch it from your dusty old couch when you can make the scene and see and be seen.

 

The most nominated film is 22 Jump Street with nominations in all but one of the eight movie categories. Iggy Azalea received four nominations for music and one more for Stayle Icon. Other nominations in the second wave are listed below.

 

Nominees for Choice Movie Villain went to Michael Fassbender for X-Men: Days of Future Past, Jamie Foxx for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Kelsey Grammer for Transformers: Age of Extinction, Kate Winslet for Divergent, and Donald Sutherland for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

 

The best Choice Movie Scene Stealer nominations include Sam Claflin for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Nicholas Hoult for X-Men: Days of Future Past, Anthony Mackie for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Ellen Page for X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Nat Wolff for The Fault In Our Stars.

 

Choice Movie Breakout Star nominees are Ansel Elgort for Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars, Theo James for Divergent, Elizabeth Olsen for Godzilla, Nicola Peltz for Transformers: Age of Extinction, and Wyatt Russell for 22 Jump Street.

Nominees for MTV Video Music Awards Announced

MTV's Video Music Awards

MTV’s Video Music Awards

The MTV VMA nominees have been announced, and it looks like this year’s competition will be hard fought. With so many talented nominees, it’s going to be hard to choose who’s going to win your vote. Leading the gang with eight nominations is Beyonce. She’s up for Video of the Year, Best Female and Best Collaboration, among others. Iggy Azalea and Eminem both have seven nominations. Other performers with multiple nods are Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Zedd, Pharrell Williams, Jay Z, Ariana Grande, Sam Smith, Pitbull, Avicii, Lorde, Jason Derulo and Hayley Williams.

 

MTV’s Video Music Awards tickets are on sale now at VIP Concierge, where we constantly scour the earth looking for the best seats to the coolest events. We even have VIP after party tickets, if you feel like kicking it with some of your favorite stars. The after parties are always happening, and you’ll be right at home with VIP passes to the hottest soirees that night.

 

Nominees for Video of The Year include Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX in Fancy, Beyonce featuring Jay-Z for Drunk In Love, Pharrell Williams for Happy, Sia for Chandelier and Miley Cyrus for her Wrecking Ball.

 

Best Hip Hop nominees include Eminem for Bezerk, Drake featuring Majid Jordan for Hold On (We’re Going Home), Childish Gambino for 3005, Kanye West for Black Skinhead and Wiz Khalifa for We Dem Boyz.

2014 Primetime Emmy® Awards Will Be Full of Surprises

Primetime Emmy Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards

Get ready, get set, and GO to the 2014 Primetime. This year’s hoop-de-do is the 66th annual celebration of the best in television broadcasting and programming. It’s going to be broadcast in real time from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, where the most important things on earth occur on a daily basis. NBC will be airing the show Monday, Aug. 25 at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT. Seth Meyers, of Late Night and Saturday Night Live fame will emcee the event, and we’re sure it’s going to rock. Tickets to the award show and the after parties are available at VIP Concierge, your passport to exciting.

 

Over 16,000 members of the Television Academy voted for the nominees from June 9th to the 20th. Now that the nominations have been completed, it looks like the competition will be fierce. This is the biggest night in television every year even if another British television program is hijacked and remade in the states. Here’s a list of some of this year’s nominees and who I’d pick if I could vote.

Enjoy Endless Summer Fun with 2014 Teen Choice Tickets

Teen Choice Awards

Teen Choice Awards

Teens, tweens and trendsetters are unleashed at the annual Teen Choice Awards, the official home of summer and the only award show with surfboard trophies. It’s the place where teens, the only people who matter, say what’s hot, what’s cool and what’s over-the-top amazing in music, movies, TV and more. If you’re too cool to be in school, if you’re ready for an action-packed summer vacay, the solution awaits at UCLA’s massive Pauley Pavilion. On August 10th, a very special Sunday, your dreams will be answered. Your wish list will come alive-but only if your parents think that buying 2014 Teen Choice Awards Tickets is the best idea ever. It may still take some convincing. Alternatively, if you have the best-paying summer job in Hollywood, then you can be sure it will happen.

 

The nominees for the 2014 Teen Choice Awards are too hot to handle. Laugh-out-loud funny, as in “22 Jump Street,” rules the list of contenders with seven nominations. Everyone knows she’s super popular, but the nominations confirm that everyone loves Iggy Azalea’s music and her style. The wide world of teens also loves the adorable golf sensation Lucy Li, who could whip her Dad’s butt on the course any day, and every day.

See the Ladies and Gentlemen of TV Live at the Primetime Emmy® Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards

Right now, far away, industry insiders are voting for entries on the official Primetime Emmy® ballot. While the world waits for the nominees to be revealed, everyone’s speculating who will earn a chance to snag a trophy at the 2014 Emmy® awards. Lead actors and actresses attract much attention, but the competition is usually the fiercest in the supporting categories. These groups are filled with talent that threatens to steal scenes from their larger, more important co-stars.

 

The Ladies of the Primetime Emmys®

On the ladies’ side, “Mad Men’s” Kiernan Shipka is expected to earn her first Emmy® nod for her growing role as the precocious Sally Draper. Lilli Simmons, who plays Rebecca Bowman in Cinemax’s dark Amish drama “Banshee,” is a likely nominee for her dual-personality role as a good girl/party animal. The show also features the criminally minded Ivana Milicevic, who is co-starring alongside Emmy® contender Sarah Shahi in the upcoming film “The Adventures of Beatle,” The sultry Sarah Shahi, a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, is fast gaining attention for her role as the mentally unstable assassin Sameen Shaw in the CBS drama “Person of Interest.”

See Drake and Experience Sports Mania at the 2014 ESPY® Awards

The ESPY Awards

The ESPY Awards

Whether you like ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN Deportes or the steaming-only ESPN 3, you are guaranteed to love the ESPYs®. It’s the ultimate mash-up of sports, pop-culture, music, entertainment, and fashion. This is according to Maria Sharapova, who waits until after showering to pick her award show dress.

 

This year, the Disney-ESPN team has done a one-up on Jon Hamm. Really, does Jon Hmmm even watch sports? There’s no point in being sore about last year’s award show, even if you missed your chance to buy ESPY® award show tickets and wound up on the couch watching your favorite sports channel. This year’s award show is going to be WAAAY better. Why? Because Drake is hosting. Duh.

 

It’s official. The pop star currently and formerly known as Drake is hosting the 2014 ESPY® awards. On July 16, he won’t be in “O Canada.” O no, he’ll be sweeping into the famed Nokia Theatre, which is the Buckingham Palace, the Taj Mahal, the Niagara Falls of award show venues. We’re sure that Drake is a true sports fan and performer. He’s an old hand at hosting since appearing on SNL. Even his catch phrase, YOLO (you only live once–in case you haven’t been paying attention) has appeared on “Jeopardy.” Take that Alex Trebek, a name that sounds Canadian because it is. Anywho, as a Canadian, Mr. Drake is a bona fide sports aficionado, a basketball freak and a fan of what I call hockey.

The No-Way Nominees for the 2014 Emmy® Nominations

Primetime Emmy Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards

The ballots for the 2014 Primetime Emmy nominations were released on the 16th, igniting a firestorm of “what ifs” amid speculation along the lines of WTF? Debate on the merits of the various shows and their actors and directors will begin in earnest after July 10th, when the nominees will be officially announced. However, for now, maybe we should pay some attention to the nominees that definitely will not make the cut, as in not even a bean’s chance of being noticed in a bowl of gumbo.

 

First of all, since when does a less than 60-second appearance of a movie star on a TV show grant them some sort of carte blanche to be nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor? This year we have two diametrically opposed actors who did one short and one shorter cameo on a comedy, yet they were nominated as if they deserved the nomination because they descended from Mount Olympus of film to the small screen. Bill Murray, while ever-popular for being Bill Murray, was nominated for his 40 second spot on the pilot episode of Amazon Instant Video’s comedy “Alpha House. It’s not that the role was that good. The nomination is more for the fact that he was on the show at all, even for less than a minute.