UTA Sets 'United Voices' Rally Speakers: Jodie Foster, Gavin Newsom and More
Jodie Foster, Michael J. Fox and Keegan-Michael Key are among the announced speakers and performers set to appear Friday at UTA’s “United Voices” rally, which will supplant the agency’s annual Oscar party this year.
UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer and California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom also will speak at the rally, which will take place in the plaza outside UTA's Beverly Hills offices. Other speakers include Iranian-American author Reza Aslan, Tony winner Cynthia Erivo and Wilmer Valderrama.
Seth Rogen, Jai Courtney, Ted Danson, James Franco, Juliette Lewis and Retta are set to attend, along with Minka Kelly, Bill Nye, Emily Ratajkowski and others.
Musicals performers slated for the gathering include DJ Cassidy and Sam and Casey Harris of X Ambassadors, as well as live portrait artist David Garibaldi.
The agency said it would be donating $250,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union, as well as the International Rescue Committee. ACLU head Hector Villagra and IRC CEO David Miliband will both be in attendance on Friday and are set to speak.
UTA stands as an outlier amongst the big agencies, with CAA, WME-IMG and ICM Partners all still expected to hold their usual events. The choice to forgo a party for a protest was prompted partially by Iranian client Asghar Farhadi saying he would not attend the Oscars ceremony, where his movie The Salesman is up for best foreign-language film, in light of President Donald Trump’s travel ban.
‘Since Obamacare and these issues have come up, the women are in my grill no matter where I go,’ Rep. David Brat (R-VA) said at a local gathering of conservative groups, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. 'They come up — ‘When is your next town hall?’ And believe me, it’s not to give positive input.’ Chants of 'save our health care’ drowned out an address that Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) gave on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
“Poirot understands the frailty of people, their passions, their hopes
and their dreams. It’s a characteristic which I think is recognized and
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It had taken a lot of convincing before their coaches finally relented and gave them permission to drive themselves to games. Neil likes it better this way; the two of them speeding along interstates, almost like when they were still in university and in need of a breather. He knows Andrew also prefers this, if his tendency to randomly pull over and steal kisses are any indication.
Neil looks out the window and watches everything go by. If they take the turnoff here –
“I know what you’re thinking,” Andrew says, not even bothering to take his eyes off of the road to look at Neil. “Don’t.”
He feels a small smile make its way onto his face, but stays turned away so Andrew can’t complain. “Don’t think it or don’t say it? Because that isn’t a ‘no’”, he retorts, their bickering so ingrained into conversation by this point that it’s almost automatic. The car’s getting hot, so he reaches over to turn on the air con. “There’s no point of not going to Palmetto if we’ll be playing in North Carolina,” Neil says.
“Of course there’s a point. I don’t want to have to make nice with whichever sob stories Coach got his hands on this time.”
Both of them notice the slip-up but neither comment on it. Neil’s smile grows as he sneaks his hand over the gear shift and Andrew’s own, just resting it there lightly.
Both of them also know that before the drive back, somehow they’ll end up on a detour to the Foxhole Court.