Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Billy Crystal and Josh Gad will premiere The Comedians at SXSW

The new FX series The Comedians will screen two episodes at SXSW as well as feature a Q&A with executive producers Matt Nix and Ben Wexler and stars Billy Crystal and Josh Gad. 

In The Comedians, Crystal plays a comedy legend who is reluctantly paired with Gad, an edgier up-and-coming star, in an unfiltered, behind-the-scenes look at a fictional late night sketch comedy show. Stephanie Weir, Matt Oberg and Megan Ferguson also star. 

You can catch the SXSW session at 1pm on Sunday, March 15 at the Vimeo Theater in the Convention Center. 

The Comedians premieres August 9 at 9pm CST on FX.

Monday, February 23, 2015

WGN America series Salem to present SXSW Film Opening Party


WGN America is celebrating season two of the thriller Salem by sponsoring the SXSW Film Opening Night Party.

The party will be held at Speakeasy on the Avenue, which WGN American is calling historically haunted. It's been a while since we've done a ghost tour so we can't recall specific hauntings at the Speakeasy, but if you know some scary stories, please share. When we think haunted, we think Buffalo Billiards.

At the party, festivalgoers will experience an unforgettable witches playground with soothsayers, levitating enchantresses, apothecaries and more. Stars Janet Montgomery, Shane West and new cast member Lucy Lawless are also set to attend the fest.

SXSW Film runs March 13-21.

Favorite moments from The Oscars 2015

Everything was not awesome at this year's Academy Awards. In fact, it was pretty much a snooze fest. 

However, there were some highlights. We picked our 10 favorite moments as documented via social media.

10 - Reese Witherspoon's forehead.


Poor Reese. Below is an actual text from my Mom.

9 - Birdman director says, "Smell like balls" in acceptance speech.


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Ryan Gosling and more celebs set to attend SXSW 2015

Ryan Gosling at Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest in 2011.
ATX Gossip has confirmed a new crop of celebrities confirmed to attend SXSW 2015.

As previously announced, Ryan Gosling will attend in support of his directorial debut as well as take part in the SXSW conversation series.
Gosling snaps a pic of Big Frieda's dancers at Fun X 3 Fest.

Gosling will be joined by Guillermo del Toro to talk candidly about his transition from actor to filmmaker and the genesis of his new project Lost River, a dark fairy tale set in a dying town. 

No stranger to Austin, Gosling previously spent time in the ATX shooting the still to be released Terrence Malick project, which is why we had speculated that he would attend.
Malin Akerman at SXSW 2010

Other celebs recently added to our confirmed celebrity attendee list include singer Brandy, Taissa Farmiga, Malin Akerman, Nina Dobrev, Alia Shawkat, Adam Devine, Adam Pally, Spike Lee and more. 

Review the constantly updated list HERE

Have any SXSW gossip tips? Email us!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

SXSW tickets still available for Jimmy Kimmel in Austin


As previously announced Jimmy Kimmel Live will return to Austin to air five original shows beginning March 16 through March 20. Kimmel has already been spotted around town shooting segments and eating barbque. 

No guests have yet to be announced however last year's lineup included Lady Gaga, Seth Rogen, Snoop Dogg, Rosario Dawson, Gov. Rick Perry, Robert Duvall, Lil Wayne and Willie Nelson and other musical guests. Read our recap of last year's star studded week.

Ticket requests for each day's 4pm shows can be made here.

 

Will Ingrid Michaelson be at SXSW 2015?

On the road supporting her sixth studio album Lights Out, Ingrid Michaelson is currently performing on the East coast, where ATX Gossip caught a show with the talented singer songwriter.

Michaelson has played SXSW in the past, including the Perez Hilton One Night in Austin Party in 2014.

From March 11 through 14, she'll be making tour stops in Australia so we assumed she would not be rushing back for SXSW. However, when we searched for the possibility online, this came up in search results.
When we clicked on the link, it was broken. 
Things that make you go, "Hmmmmm."


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Rodeo Austin celeb acts include The Band Perry, Martina McBride and more


In addition to the Texas Film Awards and SXSW, Rodeo Austin is also bringing some big name talent to town. 

Happening March 14 - 28 at the Travis County Expo Center, the lineup looks like this:

  • March 14 - Willie Nelson & Family
  • March 15 - Dwight Yokam
  • March 16 - Eli Young Band
  • March 17 - Panic! At the Disco
  • March 18 - Beach Boys
  • March 19 - Randy Rogers Band
  • March 20 - Joe Nichols
  • March 21 - Turnpike Troubadours
  • March 22 - Lori Morgan and Pam Tillis
  • March 23 - Tyler Farr
  • March 24 - Boyz II Men
  • March 25 - Sublime with Rome
  • March 26 - Martina McBride
  • March 27 - Lee Brice
  • March 28 - Kevin Fowler



But first, the Rodeo Austin Gala takes place this Saturday at the Palmer Events Center with headliners The Band Perry and Texas country group Two Tons of Steel. Get tickets HERE.