Tuesday, December 13, 2011


It has been confirmed that legendary actor, Dick Van Dyke, will present the Screen Actors Guild’s 48th Life Achievement Award to Mary Tyler Moore, reflecting achievements in her career and her humanitarian work, at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Past recipients of SAG’s Life Achievement Award include Ernest Borgnine, Betty White, James Earl Jones, Charles Durning, Julie Andrews, Shirley Temple Black, James Garner, Karl Malden, Clint Eastwood, Edward Asner, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, Sidney Poitier, Kirk Douglas, Elizabeth Taylor, Angela Lansbury, Robert Redford and George Burns.

For those who are not familiar with Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke, they became known in Hollywood when they were cast as suburban couple Rob and Laura Petrie in Van Dyke’s eponymous sitcom based on the experiences of comedy writer Carl Reiner. The series broke new ground in television and is said to have ushered in the golden age of the situation comedy. Adored by audiences and critics alike, the series earned four Outstanding Comedy Series Emmy® Awards during the show’s five-year run, three Emmys for Van Dyke and two Emmys and a nomination for Moore.

In 1969, Van Dyke and Moore reunited for a one-hour variety special called Dick Van Dyke and the Other Woman. They joined forces again in a 1979 episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Hour reprising their roles as the Petries in a tongue-in-cheek comedic sketch. Other notable collaborations by the famously funny TV spouses include a PBS version of D. L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning nursing home-set stage play "The Gin Game," as well as a reunion with former cast mates in TV Land’s nostalgic “The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited.”

After the series ended, Van Dyke went on to star in such classic feature films as “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” “Mary Poppins,” “The Comic” and “Dick Tracy.” Over the years, he continued his work on network television starring in “The New Dick Van Dyke Show,” “Van Dyke and Company” (for which he received his fourth Emmy) and a critically-acclaimed, Emmy-nominated dramatic performance in the made-for-television movie “The Morning After.” In his fifth decade in television, Van Dyke starred in the 1990s prime time series “Diagnosis Murder” for CBS. He returned to his Broadway roots in productions of “Bye Bye Birdie” and “A Dancers Life,” and most recently penned a New York Times best-selling memoir “My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business.”

The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, will be simulcast live coast-to-coast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT) from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles.

Words: Emily Smith
Rememba Entertainment

Dick Van Dyke Picture courtesy of nndb.com

Mary Tyler Moore Picture courtesy of squidoo.com

Thursday, December 8, 2011


Have you always wanted to be part of a Hollywood red carpet event? Have you dreamed of coming face to face with your favorite actor or actress? Well now could be your chance, as the Screen Actors Guild has released a limited number of Red Carpet Fan Bleacher Seats, Autographed Celebrity Collectibles, Sporting Event Tickets and Special Experiences for the public to bid on at www.sagawards.org/auction in aid of the SAG Foundation, Los Angeles.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards® Holiday Auction to benefit the SAG Foundation today at 6 p.m. (ET). The auction will stay open for ten days and close at 6 p.m, (PT) on Sunday, Dec 18, 2011 and also includes a VIP ticket package to attend the SAG Awards Ceremony and Gala on January 29th.

The final Red Carpet Bleacher Seat auction will be from Jan. 5-15, 2012, which will offer fans the opportunity to cheer the 18th Annual SAG Awards®’ nominees and presenters as they make their way down the red carpet. The Ceremony auction that launches Jan. 26-Feb 5 will feature one-of-a kind experiences and memorabilia donated by our nominees and their films and television programs as well as presenters, sponsors and media.

Proceeds from the Screen Actors Guild Awards Auctions will benefit the SAG Foundation to help sustain their award winning children's literacy programs: BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools), reading to over 100,000 children monthly in classrooms and hospitals nationwide, and Storyline Online, reaching an average of 1 million views globally each month. The auction also supports the Foundation's Catastrophic Health Fund and emergency services, the Actors Center, and the video preservation of the creative legacy of professional actors.

Fans who love to see their favorite stars on the SAG Awards red carpet will have the chance from Jan. 5-15 to win tickets in the Red Carpet Bleacher Auction. Winners will be able to take pictures, video and get autographs from their favorite celebrities.

The Ceremony Auction that revolves around the nominated actors, ensembles, presenters, sponsors and media will start Jan. 26 and close on Feb. 5, 2012. In previous years, the auction has included autographed scripts and posters, wardrobe and props and set visits to studios. This auction will also offer great items and experiences from the hot, up-to-the minute entertainment news outlets.

Recipients of this year’s Actors® will be announced at the 18th Annual SAG Awards ceremonies on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, simulcast live from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT).


Words: Emily Smith
Rememba Entertainment