In 2017’s Ingrid Goes West, Aubrey Plaza plays a troubled young woman whose unhinged thirst for the Insta-influencer good life leads her on a fraud-filled journey to the sunny streets of LA. It was yet another entry in Plaza’s surprisingly wide-ranging filmography—a career defined by sharp wit, unselfconscious risk-taking and lots and lots of extremely GIFfable onscreen moments. Seriously, there’s very little in life that can’t be efficiently summed up with a by a single Aubrey Plaza moment from Parks & Recreation or Scott Pilgrim.
But it was Ingrid—which Plaza co-produced—that won the actor her first Film Independent Spirit Award, for Best First Feature in 2018 (the film was also nominated for Best First Screenplay.) And now, Plaza is already slated to return to the deceptively slippery Spirit Awards stage exactly one year later—not as a winner this time (do check all of this year’s nominees) but as the show’s host.
Hosting this year’s Spirit Awards a daunting gig to be sure, coming after two consecutive grand-slam turns by Oh Hello! BFFs Nick Kroll and John Mulaney in 2017 and 2018. But hey—why send two dudes to do a one-woman job?
Plaza will join the ranks of such Spirit Awards hosts as Kristen Bell and Fred Armisen, Andy Samberg, Joel McHale, Sarah Silverman (who’s hosted twice), Samuel L. Jackson (also twice) and John Waters (four times!), among many others. The ceremony takes place February 23rd and will broadcast LIVE exclusively on IFC at 2:00 pm PT/5:00 pm ET.
Join us for the first CicLAvia of 2019! On March 3rd Culver City, Mar Vista and Palms will host the country’s largest open streets event! Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space.
Culver City Metro Station Parking Lot (Meeting place)
Los Angeles, CA... Susan G. Komen Los Angeles County will hold its event at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, March 9.
Known for raising significant monies to help those with breast health issues in Los Angeles County, the affiliate announced rebranding its major fundraiser, known for the past 21 years as the Race For Cure® this month during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
With many activities, the Kids Zone, Expo, Survivor’s and areas, Reflection Tent, in addition to the fun More Than Pink Walk, there's something everyone will enjoy.
Sponsored by AutoNation, Sit N' Sleep, Anthem, The Citadel and CBS-2/KCAL-9, this year's event is expected to surpass last year's attendance of 6,000, nearly 400 survivors in attendance, and over 900 members on the largest corporate team.
“We are proud to be advocating for the breast health needs of LA County families, but we have a long way to go before we end this cancer entirely. One in eight women and some men will have this devastating disease during their lifetime. Breast cancer kills one person every 60 seconds. Please join us and support this event through participation and fundraising so we can continue to provide no-cost services to those most in need," explained Mark Pilon. executive director of Susan G. Komen Los Angeles County. “Our attendees gather together to celebrate their lives, to support one another. They are more walker than runners. Thus, our rebranding to embrace more of our community. To encourage even more attendance this year, we’ve reduced the registration fee to $15 for the rest of 2018. On January 1, 2019 it will increase to $30,” announced Mark Pilon.
Through events like the Los Angeles County More Than Pink Walk, Komen Los Angeles County invests 75 percent of the funds raised to support vital local breast health services, and dedicates the remaining 25 percent to national research to find the cures.
About Susan G. Komen® and Komen Los Angeles County
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Komen Los Angeles County is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Komen More Than Pink Walk, Komen Los Angeles County has invested $10,535,590 in community breast health programs in Los Angeles County and has helped contribute to the more than $920 million invested globally in research. For more information, call 310-575-3011 or visit http://komenlacounty.org.