Thursday, July 31, 2014

Throwback Thursday with ATX Festival 2014 highlights

Some of our favorite moments at this year's ATX Television Festival were never really documented. So, on this particular Throwback Thursday, we think it's time.

One of our highlights was most definitely meeting cast members of Orange is the New Black. Those ladies know how to have FUN! 

Uzo Aduba (Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren) is incredibly lovely and intelligent in real life while Lea DeLaria is basically a less criminal version of Big Boo. Danielle Brooks, who plays Tasha, is always down for a good time (just follow her instagram). Post fest appearance, she snapped a pic on a mechanical bull.

Former Party of Five and My So Called Life star Wilson Cruz was also in attendance. Cruz revealed that pal DeLaria is a phenomenal jazz singer and, like any good friend would do, he then pulled up this YouTube video of her showing off her skills. 

Wilson Cruz and Michael Willett (Shane Harvey/MTV's Faking It, Lionel Trane/United States of Tara).
Cruz and fellow festival participant Shane Harvey, who are both pretty great musicians themselves (Michael has an album out and Wilson started in Broadway's Rent), spent the night bellowing out tunes at Ego's Karoake bar.  

Photo Credit @misterwillet Twitter 
But our favorite moment of the fest was rubbing elbows with the Fonz. Henry Winkler was awarded the ATX Festival Achievement in Television Excellence Award. 

And what did he do next? 

He went Franklin BBQ, of course, along with Michael Rauch, the producer of Royal Pains

Winkler even called ahead from Hollywood to make sure the famous BBQ joint could save him a dish. 

Photo credit @Michael_Raich Twitter.

Season 4 of the ATX Television Festival will take place June 4-7 in Austin, Texas.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Celebrity preview: Austin Comic Con

It's Comic Con season and ATX Gossip is excited to see what this year has in store!

Some of this year's headliners include Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker from The Walking Dead, Evan Peters from American Horror Story and X-Men: Days of Future Past, some of the Charmed cast, Sean Astin from The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and Alfonso Ribiero from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Evan Peters, Norman Reedus, Michael Rooker, and Alfonsio Ribeiro
Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, Brian Krause, and Morena Baccarin

Katie Cassidy, Eric Roberts, Karen Gillian, and Sean Astin

The Austin Convention Center will be hosting the events again this year October 2nd-4th. General admission, VIP, autograph, and photo-op tickets are on sale now.

Click here for ticketing information and a complete list of talent attending the events.

Texas Premiere of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

On August 20th our very own Paramount Theater will hold the Texas premiere of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

The movie is directed by Robert Rodriguez and his co-director Frank Miller, the writer of the Sin City comic books. It stars Jessica Alba, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, and Rosario Dawson.

No word yet on whether the actors will be attending the event but we sure do hope to see them at either the premiere or the after party at The Rattle Inn which is free with admission to the premiere.

Presale tickets are on sale now at a discounted price for Austin Film Society members. Regular tickets go on sale August 6th through the Paramount Theater website and box office.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Extras casting for Results in Austin

Results will be shooting in Austin this month and they are looking for extras! The film stars Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders, Brooklyn Decker, Kevin Corrigan, and Giovanni Ribisi. 

Production Type: Feature Film
Production Start Date: 06/29/2014 Production Wrap Date: 07/31/2014
Director: Andrew Bujalski
Sypnosis: It tells the story of Kat and Trevor, personal trainers, and what happens when out-of-shape and newly wealthy Danny enters their lives.
Paid / Non-Paid: Non-Paid Meals / Lodging / Transportation: Meals, snacks, and beverages

Looking for:
  • BODY BUILDERS (all ages)
  • PERSONAL TRAINERS (all ages)
  • OLD-TIMERS (55 and up)
  • SOCIALITES (30 to 50)
  • WORKERS/BUILDERS (all ages)
  • SORORITY GIRLS (18 to 25) 

If interested in being an extra, send an email to with a recent photo, your age, and your gender as soon as possible. 

Johnny Manziel bartends at Austin's Club Rio

Last month we told you about the Cleveland Browns QB hangin' at Club Rio in downtown Austin, but this time he was caught actually bartending!

TMZ reported that Johnny Manziel, former Texas A&M QB, took on the job for about an hour before returning to the VIP section of the club where he drank champagne. 

It's about time he goes back to College Station... This is Longhorn land!

Johnny Manziel Bartending

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

In honor of Tammy, our top Melissa McCarthy moments

Tammy opens everywhere tomorrow and you better be ready to laugh.

The movie stars Melissa McCarthy as Tammy and Susan Sarandon as her grandma. The two go on a road trip together after Tammy gets cheated on by her husband. And let's just say they face a lot of set-backs on their way to see Niagra Falls.

In honor of the new film, we put together our top McCarthy moments.

When she had a road trip karaoke session.

Her amazing pick-up lines. 

Her ability to build a close relationship with friends.

When she got food poisoning. 

Friday, June 20, 2014

New HBO series about Texas politics

A new series titled God Saves Texas has been picked up by HBO.

The show will be set at the Texas State House and will center around Texas legislative politics. Gun rights, abortion, gay rights, immigration and the role of the government in our everyday lives will be amongst the issues addressed.

According to KUT Radio God Save Texas will feature an “idealistic cowboy” who is elected to the state Legislature, becoming the “target of the powerful energy lobby and learns how to survive in the crazy, brutal world of Texas politics.”

Although government isn't usually the topic of major TV series, Executive Producer Lauren Shuler Donner told, "The thing about Texas is that it’s a little larger than life. You can’t make up characters like this.”

The God Saves Texas pilot is set to enter production soon.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Elijah Wood talks Fantastic Fest and free tattoos on Conan

Elijah Wood was on Conan and was asked about a picture of the actor in a dunk tank at Austin's Fantastic Fest. The conversation also included a story about how Wood got a free tattoo at an FF party.

Yours truly got free tattoos at Austin festival parties as well.

My finger moustache and the Texas on my wrist were both inked at an ACL party while the stache was later touched up at a SXSW party.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Johnny Manziel parties in the pool at Austin club Rio

Rio is totally douchey. Thanks for the confirmation TMZ.

TMZ Sports reported that the Cleveland Browns QB kicked it at Rio before attending the NBA finals game in San Antonio on Sunday. 

Click through for video of Mr. Football dealing with a stage 1 clinger in the Rio pool.