J. D. Dillard’s “Devotion” is arguably the most important film of the year.
Last Sunday night, we really were all in this together.
Actors Vanessa Hudgens and Oliver Trevena hosted a charity event for No Kid Hungry x Cali Cares on behalf of their cactus water brand Caliwater at Spago in Beverly Hills. The star-studded event included brand investor Glen Powell (Top Gun), comedian Dane Cook, Paris Jackson and many more came out to support ending child hunger in America.
Hudgens and Trevena emceed the event for their guests, which included a full evening of programming, silent auction, live auction, seated dinner, performances, and cocktail hour. There was certainly no shortage of cocktails as guests enjoyed drinks featured by event sponsor El Cristiano Ultra Premium Tequila, specialty Caliwater cocktails, Thomas Ashbourne Craft Spirits, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, wine from Malibu Rocky Oaks Estates Vineyards, Gancia Sparkling Wine, along with Nue Vodka and Calamity Gin.
At the sit down dinner, attendees enjoyed performances by musical guests such as Jake Wesley Rogers, Alexander 23, Leo Gallo, and Hudgens showed off her pipes backed by a live jazz band with a performance of Billie Holiday’s “All of Me.”
Some hot ticket auction items included were a lunch and workout at Dogpound with Glen Powell, a membership to Artha Wellness Sanctuary, a Hydrow rowing machine, and a painting by artist Oleg Jones.
All funds went to Caliwater’s official charity partner, No Kid Hungry. Please click HERE if you would like to donate towards eliminating child hunger in America.
The long awaited Top Gun sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, is finally hitting the big screens after 36 years. Loyal Top Gun fans had to wait even longer due to the film being pushed back from its original June 2020 release due to the global pandemic. As the saying goes, “great things come to those that wait”, and Top Gun: Maverick does not disappoint. Top Gun: Maverick completely exceeded all of my expectations. After more than 30 years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, played by Tom Cruise, is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. “Maverick” is tasked with training the new graduates for a special assignment. While doing so, Maverick must confront the ghosts of his past and his deepest fears which arises while working with the new pilots in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who choose to fly it. The movie features an all star cast that all fit the movie so well, which makes sense seeing that Tom Cruise played an active role in being a part of the casting process. Miles Teller, playing Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw, acts alongside Tom Cruise, reprising his role of “Maverick”, to deliver a performance that everyone will enjoy whether or not they’ve seen the original. The movie also stars Jennifer Connelly, Monica Barbaro, Glen Powell, Jon Hamm, Lewis Pullman, Danny Ramirez, Jay Ellis, Charles Parnell, Tarzan Davis, and Bashir Salahuddin all of which we got the exclusive chance to interview. Top Gun: Maverick features breathtaking sequences and groundbreaking cinematography with all of the pilots going through a three month long training period to learn how to actually fly the military level jets. The movie pays homage to the first film while creating a whole new original story plot that stands on its own. Like the original Top Gun, Top: Gun Maverick is sure to become a staple piece of American culture.
Top Gun: Maverick releases in theaters May 27th, 2022. Be sure to check it out, and let us know what you think. Don’t forget to follow us on TikTok and Instagram to see more clips, interviews, and behind the scenes from your favorite celebrities.
The Knockturnal was on the red carpet for the 26th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards on Monday, November 28 at Cipriani Wall Street.