Star-studded night @Annual Movieguide® Awards Gala @Avalon Theater in Hollywood with Donna Mills

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It was a Star-studded night at the 31st Annual Movieguide® Awards Gala at the Avalon Theater in Hollywood, with honors going to the Best 2023 Movies for Mature Audiences, the Epiphany Prizes for the Most Inspiring Movie and Television Program, The Faith & Freedom Awards for Movies and Television, and the Grace Awards for Most Inspiring Performance in Movies and Television. In addition, Dr. Baehr presented a $25,000 prize to the Best Family Movie. On this show you can see our interview with Dr. Baehr- who had done so much to award movies and TV shows that not only entertain, but have a good moral message, and brings great inspiration to viewers, with strong faith based values in it: to make this a better world, which is what everyone needs right now, especially during the trying times we have right now all over the world!

Some of the biggest names in showbiz came out to support this worthy cause, as you can see below, and it was a true honor to have our TV Show Host: Margie Rey,  and Entertainment News Reporter: Jacqueline Murphy interview most of these celebrities, take photos from the red carpet, talk to them after the show, and in the after-party. They were all so kind as to take the time to pose for photos with us!

A special thanks goes to L – R: our TV Show Host: Margie Rey, TV Producer: Steve Taylor, and Entertainment News Reporter: Jacqueline Murphy. After working late on this event- Steve had to leave at 6 AM in the morning to go to Las Vegas to cover the Superbowl. Throughout the entire night you will see all 3 of us posing together with many of the stars at this event:Danica McKellar did a great job as the host of the show, as did Trevor Donovan. Danica Mae McKellar is a great actress, mathematics writer, and education advocate. She is best known for playing Winnie Cooper in the television series The Wonder Years, and she has appeared in various television films for the Hallmark Channel:

A-List Actor: Dennis Quaid gave a spectacular musical performance, and his new CD was in the nice Gift Bag that everyone got:   Dennis William Quaid is known for his leading man roles in film and television. The Guardian named him one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination. He is known for his starring roles in Breaking Away (1979), The Right Stuff (1983), The Big Easy (1986), Innerspace (1987), Great Balls of Fire! (1989), Dragonheart (1996), The Parent Trap (1998), Frequency (2000), The Rookie (2002), The Day After Tomorrow (2004), In Good Company (2004), Yours, Mine & Ours (2005), and Vantage Point (2008). He received a Golden Globe Award nomination for his role in Far from Heaven (2002). He also acted in Jaws 3-D (1983), Come See the Paradise (1990), Any Given Sunday (1999), Traffic (2000), American Dreamz (2006), Footloose (2011), Playing for Keeps (2012), Truth (2015), Midway (2019), and Strange World (2022). He portrayed President Bill Clinton in the HBO film The Special Relationship (2010) for which he earned nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award. He also portrayed Deputy US Marshal Sherrill Lynn in the Paramount+ western series Lawmen: Bass Reeves (2023). He also won the Teddy Award tonight:   Dennis Quaid is more than an actor, he is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for: “Dennis Quaid and The Sharks” who have have been performing in front of thousands of people receiving rave reviews. He is not just another actor turned rock star, he is a rock star: a very talented singer and musician who started playing the guitar and writing songs long before he began his acting career some 50 years ago! He starred in the Movie: “Great Balls of Fire,” and played Rock & Roll Legend: Jerry Lee Lewis – also known as “The Killer” in a 1989 biopic. He performed all the songs using his own real voice, which is why he puts on such great concerts! I had the great pleasure of attending this World Movie Premiere in 1989, at The Academy Awards -AMPAS headquarters in Beverly Hills, and saw him perform at The CES Convention in Las Vegas! So you can see why it was a great pleasure for all of us in the audience to get to see him perform tonight!

Right after Dennis performed- Blessing Offor got the audience up on their feet with an amazing singing performance.

The nominees were:

Fiona Palomo,  Moriah Smallbone, and Roma Downey who is a Northern Irish actress, producer and author. For nine seasons, she played Monica the angel in the CBS television series Touched by an Angel. She also played the leading role of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the Emmy award-winning NBC mini-series A Woman Named Jackie:The presenters and celebrities that were there, and most of whom we interviewed were:

Jack Wagner who is an actor, singer, and golfer, is best-known for his roles on General Hospital, Santa Barbara, The Bold and the Beautiful, and Melrose Place. In fact on Melrose Place his character and Heather Locklear’s  “Amanda” were featured together on a beach in the series finale’s closing scene, having faked their own deaths.

Pat Boone who is a singer, actor and composer. He was a successful pop singer in the United States during the 1950s and early 1960s. He sold more than 45 million records, had 38 Top 40 hits, and appeared in more than 12 Hollywood films. According to Billboard, Boone was the second-biggest-charting artist of the late 1950s, behind only Elvis Presley, and was ranked at No. 9 in its listing of the Top 100 Top 40 Artists 1955–1995. Until the 2010s, Boone held the Billboard record for spending 220 consecutive weeks on the charts with one or more songs each week!

Joel Smallbone (Grammy Award-winning band for King & Country), and Candace Cameron Bure who is an actress and talk show panelist. She is known for portraying D.J. Tanner on Full House and its sequel series Fuller House, and a number of roles in Hallmark Channel original productions—including the title character in their adaptations of the Aurora Teagarden novel series.

Actress: Lori Loughlin from 1988 to 1995, played Rebecca Donaldson Katsopolis on the ABC sitcom Full House, and reprised the role for its Netflix sequel Fuller House: 

We had a very good in-depth interview with Corbin Bersen, who is an actor and film director. He appeared as divorce attorney Arnold Becker on the NBC drama series L.A. Lawas Dr. Alan Feinstone in The Dentist, as retired police detective Henry Spencer on the USA Network comedy-drama series Psych, and as Roger Dorn in the films Major LeagueMajor League II, and Major League: Back to the Minors: He also appeared regularly on The ResidentGeneral Hospital, and Cuts, and has had intermittent appearances on The Young and the Restless. When we interviewed the legendary TV Actress Donna Mills we all could not believe how young she looked- since she is now 83 years old, but looked like a beautiful young women still in her 40s!   Mills (born Donna Jean Miller; December 11, 1940) is an actress that began her television career in 1966 with a recurring role on The Secret Storm, and in the same year appeared on Broadway in Woody Allen’s comedy Don’t Drink the Water. She made her film debut the next year in The Incident. She then starred for three years on the soap opera Love is a Many Splendored Thing (1967–70), before starring as Tobie Williams, the girlfriend of Clint Eastwood’s character in the 1971 cult thriller Play Misty for Me. Mills played the female lead in the heist film Murph the Surf (1975), and had starring roles in a number of made-for-television movies during the 1970s.  In 1980, Mills landed the role of Abby Cunningham on the primetime soap opera Knots Landing, and was a regular on the show until 1989. For this role, she won the Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Villainess three times, in 1986, 1988, and 1989.  She has since starred in several TV movies, including The World’s Oldest Living Bridesmaid (1990), Dangerous Intentions (1995), The Stepford Husbands (1996), Ladies of the House (2008) and Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas (2023). In 2014, she joined the cast of the long-running daytime soap opera General Hospital as Madeline Reeves, for which she won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Guest Performer in a Drama Series. In 2023, she starred in the Lifetime limited series V.C. Andrews’ Dawn. Mills also appeared in the films Joy (2015), Nope (2022) and Origin (2023). Along with: Jen Lilley, Matthew Morrison: 

                                                 Cameron Mathison:  John Ryhs Davies, Mike Rowe, Eric Close, Julia Reilly, Darci Lynne (winner of America’s Got Talent), Sarah Fischer, and Karen Kingsbury, all made this a very special show! 

On the red carpet we interviewed Actor Al Sapienza and then he posed for a photo with us. When you watch the interview on this show you will learn that he knows our Reporter: Jacqueline Murphy from New York, and has a mutual friend with her! Al is an actor who has had numerous roles in television, stage and film productions. He is best known for his role as Mikey Palmice on the HBO series The Sopranos as well as for his role as Marty Spinella, a lobbyist for the teachers’ union in the Netflix series House of Cards. He played the role of Jake Housman in the North American premiere of the stage version of Dirty Dancing. He also appears as Marsh in the second season of the Reacher Amazon Prime television series:  Lorenzo-Nardini-Producer- Movie-Guide-Awards-Wins-Teddy-Award-for-A-Paris-Christmas-Waltz:

He was so nice to allow each of us to hold up his Teddy Award:

During the after-party we were talking to a very nice couple: Actor -Jesse Hutch who starred in: A Christmas Blessing” and his wife:

Tune in now to watch our interviews with these stars!

We hope to see you all soon! So stay tuned and thanks for watching Entertainment & Sports Today TV and Entertainment Today on World News Network/Time Warner/ Spectrum. To watch other shows go to: EntertainmentandSportsToday.com 

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