Rachel will co-host the fifth Annual Freeze HD Event. Other co-host include Jason Ritter, Jamie King and Bryce Dallas Howard. Go to www.HDSA.org/FREEZEHD
for more information and to buy tickets for the event. THR
is reporting the following story:
The ‘Friday Night Lights’ star and his wife Kelsey are being honored as part of this year’s fifth annual Freeze HD event, which raises money and awareness for the fight against Huntington’s disease.
Friday Night Lights star Scott Porter is teaming with his A-list friends and co-stars for a personal cause.
The actor and his wife, Kelsey, are being honored as part of this year’s fifth annual Freeze HD event, which raises money and awareness for the fight against Huntington’s disease.
In support of the couple, Rachel McAdams, Jason Ritter, Jaime King, Bryce Dallas Howard, Simon Helberg and Marianna Palka, along with Scott Porter, have joined the host committee for the gala, with the goal of raising $250,000 for the Huntington’s Disease Society of America. Ritter, King, Howard, Helberg and Palka are all return hosts, having also served on the host committee for last year’s event.
Kelsey Porter was diagnosed with Huntington’s disease in 2014, after learning that her mother Diane also had a genetic disorder.
“We are determined to bring awareness to this disease and offer support to anyone who is affected by Huntington’s,” the couple said in a statement. “We are incredibly grateful to accept this honor from Freeze HD and cannot thank our friends and family enough for lending their voices and their support to this important and personal cause.”
The Freeze HD event, set to be held Sept. 28 at the Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles, will include a live auction, musical performances and more Hollywood guests.
Rachel has shown her support for this year’s Red Nose Day. Last year Rachel was part of NBC’s The Red Nose Special, an annual charity campaign to help end child poverty which was founded by Richard Curtis. Rachel and mr. Curtis worked together on “About Time“. This year Rachel shows her support by wearing a red nose and the annual Red Nose Day t-shirt. This year it’s designed by Victoria Beckham, featuring the Spice Girls. You are able to buy your own nose at Walgreens and head over to Omaze for more information about how to buy the t-shirt. It’s not yet announced if Rachel will also be part of the special airing today, be sure to tune in tonight. Check your local listings for the time.
NBC – Red Nose Day, the national fundraising campaign to end child poverty, will return to NBC with a night of special primetime programming on Thursday, May 24, 2018.
Red Nose Day’s 2017 campaign raised over $35 million. People wanting to get in on the fun for 2018 and hold Red Nose Day fundraisers at school, at work or in their communities can find more information at rednoseday.org.
Red Nose Day was created by Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award-winning writer/director Richard Curtis (“Love Actually,” “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Notting Hill”) and leverages the power of entertainment to bring the nation together to have fun and make a difference for children in need both here in America and around the world. It has raised over $1 billion globally since its launch in the UK in 1988.
The Audio Publisher Association announced the 2018 Audie Awards nominations and Rachel has been nominated for Best Female Narrator for her work for Audible’s audiobook of Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Congratulations to Rachel and all the nominees. Winners will be announced May 31st in New York.
BEST FEMALE NARRATOR – FINALIST TITLES
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn, narrated by Saskia Maarleveld, published by HarperAudio
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, narrated by Rachel McAdams, published by Audible Studios
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, narrated by Bahni Turpin, published by HarperAudio
The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer (Twin Peaks) by Jennifer Lynch, narrated by Sheryl Lee, published by Audible Studios
The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin, narrated by Robin Miles, published by Hachette Audio
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, narrated by Rachel, is still available for streaming in Audible.com!
Rachel is among the more than 50 doctors, psychiatrists, actors, directors, academics, lawyers, historians, musicians, business and restaurant owners who signed the open letter calling on city council to push to open 1,000 new beds, by the end of 2018. Signatories include writer Margaret Atwood, actress Sarah Polley and actress Catherine O’Hara. All the signatories can be found over here and you can find the open letter below.
CALL TO OPEN 1000 NEW SHELTER BEDS IN 2018
Dear Mayor Tory and Toronto City Council,
We are writing to you as a group of Torontonians who love our city and want the best for it.
To begin, we would like to thank the Mayor for opening the Moss Park Armoury this winter, and also for his personal support of the introduction of 1000 new permanent shelter beds. We recognize the belated but important actions that have been taken to deal with this crisis thus far. We also recognize the excellent people who are working on the front lines to help people who are homeless.
It’s time for our annual year in review again. This year probably marks one of the quietest years of Rachel’s career thus far. This year none of Rachel’s movies got released in theaters, but “Disobedience” screened during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. Rachel filmed the movie in the beginning of this year in the UK and also filmed “Game Night” in the first half of this year. We will give you a summary and review of Rachel’s career in 2017 on the last day of the year.
Read our full review after the jump/inside.
Rachel and NRDC teamed up last year for the documentary “Sonic Sea“. If you are a subscriber of their newsletter you have received a newsletter written on behave of Rachel herself asking people to join the NRDC Action Fund to ask representatives in Congress to say NO to weakening the landmark Marine Mammal Protection Act to fast-track oil and gas drilling.
When I was narrating Sonic Sea, NRDC’s breathtaking, Emmy-winning film about threats to marine life from industrial noise, I spent countless hours watching underwater footage.
And it probably won’t surprise you to learn what captured my heart the most: Whales. Dolphins. Seals. Sea lions. Manatees.
These remarkable marine mammals surprised me again and again with their beauty and intelligence, and their sense of humor.
So when I heard that Congress is considering legislation that would gut the bedrock conservation bill that protects marine mammals in U.S. waters, I knew I had to speak out.
Join me and tell your representative in Congress to say NO to weakening the landmark Marine Mammal Protection Act to fast-track oil and gas drilling.
The 38th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards were held yesterday and “Sonic Sea” – which is narrated by Rachel – was nominated for 3 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Nature Documentary. The documentary took home two awards: Outstanding Music & Sound and Outstanding Nature Documentary. Congratulations to the filmmakers, producers and everyone involved! The documentary aired last year at Discovery Channel as part of their Discovery Impact series. The documentary was also part of many film festivals world wide. For more information about the documentary, be sure to head over to their official website. You are able to watch the acceptance speeches by the filmmakers after the jump. Be sure to also head over to official website to find out how you can take action. When you sign up you you’ll hear back from NRDC and IFAW on ways you can get involved to protect our oceans, marine mammals and our environment in the most effective way possible.
The 38th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards Nominations were announced yesterday by the The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The documentary “Sonic Sea“, which is narrated by Rachel herself, received 3 nominations. The documentary is nominated for Outstanding Nature Documentary, Outstanding Graphic Design and Art Direction, and Outstanding Music & Sound. Congratulations to Rachel, directors Michelle Dougherty & Daniel Hinerfeld, NRDC and everyone involved! The documentary aired last year at Discovery Channel as part of their Discovery Impact series and was selected for multiple film festivals. For more information about the documentary, be sure to head over to their official website. The 38th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards will be presented on Thursday, October 5th, 2017. For a full list of nominations be sure to head over to EmmyOnline.com. The filmmakers took the official twitter account @sonicsea to thank Rachel, Sting and everyone else who contributed.