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What Travel Goodies the Celebs Got in the $85,000 Oscars Gift Bags

March 3, 2014 at 2:43 PM | by | Comments (0)

As Ellen DeGeneres pointed out during last night's ceremony, Meryl Streep has been nominated for an Oscar so many times (18 to be exact), that it's probably cost hundreds of thousands of dollars for her to attend. Even when she loses, however,she can make most of that money back in the form a super swanky gift bag.

This year all of the nominees will receive a $85,000 swag bag filled with 50 gifts worth anywhere from $6.50 to $16,000 in the "'Everyone Wins at the Oscars' Nominee Gift Bag."

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Three Tours Inspired by the Three Biggest Golden Globe Winners

January 13, 2014 at 3:04 PM | by | Comments (0)

Last night's Golden Globes represented a wide range of movies, TV shows, and locations. Here are three tours that capture the essence of three of the night's big winners:

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How To Get Tickets To The 2014 Oscars Red Carpet

November 15, 2013 at 1:24 PM | by | Comments (0)

Instead of holding a lottery for red carpet tickets as they've done in the past, this year the Academy Awards will harness the power of social media to find The Oscars' biggest Fans.

December 2nd, 2013 will mark the beginning of Academy Fan Appreciation Week. During that week the folks behind Hollywood's highest honor will reach out to their biggest fans on social media and offer them a pair of tickets to the 2014 Oscars Fan Experience. Fan experience tickets will include a coveted seat along the red carpet on Oscar day.

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How Last Night's Emmy Winners Can Help Plan Your Next Vacation

September 23, 2013 at 3:59 PM | by | Comment (1)

The winners of last night's three big Emmy categories—Breaking Bad for Best Drama, Modern Family for Best Comedy, and Behind the Candelabra for Best Mini-Series or Movie#&151;aren't just good television, they're also travel inspiration.

Breaking Bad was filmed on location in Albuquerque, NM and some of the show's iconic locations are now tourist destinations. The most popular spot on any Breaking Bad tour has to be the White house, located at 3828 Piermont Dr NE, Albuquerque, followed by a stop at The Candy Lady for some (completely legal) "blue meth."

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Four Oscars Events Anyone Can Attend

February 18, 2013 at 1:48 PM | by | Comments (0)

Most Oscars events are invite-only, but there are still a few you can crash even if you don't have any connections or a nominated film.

Many celebs who can't get into the Dolby Theater for Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony will attend the Night of 100 Stars Oscar Viewing Party at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The event includes dinner and an open bar, but tickets are limited (and very expensive).

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Kanye Skips the Grammys for a Little Brazil Warm-up with Will Smith

Where: Brazil
February 11, 2013 at 2:44 PM | by | Comments (0)

While his music industry cohorts were patting each other on the back at the Grammy Awards last night, Kanye West spent the weekend in Brazil with Kim Kardashian and Will Smith.

Kanye got into the Carnival spirit by taking part in a Samba jam session on Saturday.

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Emmys Winners (and Losers) All Scored Swag Trips to the Caribbean

September 24, 2012 at 1:58 PM | by | Comment (1)

After last night's Emmy Awards, nominees, presenters, and winners were invited to visit the Emmys Gifting Suite, where companies like Aquaswiss, Tivo, and even Black & Decker were happy to exchange their products for some publicity.

Clare Danes, Damian Lewis, Hugh Bonneville, Tina Fey, Glenn Close and Ed O'Neill all took advantage of the gifting suite to score free gold and diamond pendants from the Hot Rock Jewellery, toys made by Beanpatch, New Balance running shoes, Matrix One Tablets, and lots more free swag.

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How To Get Tickets To The Oscars' Outdoor Movie Series in Hollywood

June 19, 2012 at 1:50 PM | by | Comments (0)

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is bringing the best of the Oscars to their new outdoor theater in Hollywood this summer.

The Academy's new summer screening series, called "Oscars Outdoors", kicked off last week with a screening of Casblanca. Upcoming films include Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Dreamgirls, The Goonies, North By Northwest, and Pillow Talk.

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What Travel Goodies the Celebs Got in the $62,000 Oscars Gift Bags

February 27, 2012 at 10:11 AM | by | Comments (0)

Meryl Streep, Jean Dujardin, Christopher Plummer and Octavia Spencer may have won big last night at the 84th Annual Academy Awards, but Oscar or not, all of those nominated will be taking home a swaggy gift bag filled with $62,000 worth of goodies. As usual, travel freebies are responsible for many of those zeros, and as we do every year, we're highlighting them.

The 2012 gift bag isn't near as awesome as those of the last two years, which included items like Virgin Atlantic status, Virgin Galactic space flights, a Montana ranch experience and 4 days at a Maldives resort, but still—the celebs aren't doing too badly for themselves with these items:

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Last Chance to See All 9 Best Picture Oscar Nominees on the Big Screen

February 17, 2012 at 12:50 PM | by | Comments (0)

Once again, AMC Theatres across the country are presenting all nine Best Picture Oscar nominees on the big screen in two full-day marathons.

The event is designed to let movie fans catch up on all of the best picture nominees just in time for the Academy Awards, which will take place on Feb 26.

On Saturday, Feb. 18, participating AMC theatres will feature four of the nominated films: “War Horse,” “Moneyball,” “The Tree of Life” and “The Descendants". The one-day pass costs $30.

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Is a Canceled Flight to Blame for Julianna Margulies' Odd Emmys Gown?

September 19, 2011 at 12:12 PM | by | Comments (0)

Though she looked calm, cool, and collected at last night's Emmy Awards, Julianna Margulies had some drama getting from New York City to Los Angeles on Saturday.

During a red carpet interview, the Emmy winner told Ryan Seacrest, "There's a long story of how I got here, our flight was canceled, my husband (Keith Lieberthal) and I ended up in coach, sitting in the middle, away from each other...but we made it, and now we're having a good time." In an attempt to pay The Good Wife actress a compliment Ryan said, "You look as if you flew first class" and Julianna quickly replied, "no I like to fly coach...but y'know what, that should be everyone's problem."

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Thanks to MTV, 'Jersey Shore' Escapes the Real Jersey Shore by Private Jet

August 29, 2011 at 12:22 PM | by | Comments (2)

While the rest of us were scrambling for days trying to rearrange delayed flights out of New York and New Jersey, The Jersey Shore cast got a free ride out of the Teterboro Airport in New Jersey on Saturday, courtesy of MTV.

The network wanted the cast in Los Angeles for Sunday night's VMAs so badly that they chartered a private jet as area airports were canceling commercial flights thanks to Hurricane Irene. "We had to get out here for the VMAs," Vinny said after arriving in L.A. "MTV did whatever they could to get us out here. We wouldn't miss it for the world."

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