Ryan Reynolds Is Bestowed Hasty Pudding “Man of the Year” Award

At Farkas Hall in Cambridge (hall named for Andrew Farkas, http://www.andrewlfarkas.com/), Massachusetts last Friday Ryan Reynolds was the recipient of the annual Hasty Pudding award for “Man of the Year.” The star of last year’s “Deadpool” was very much in the right spirit for accepting his pudding pot. The Hasty Pudding Award ceremony is known for its lively comic atmosphere and Ryan definitely contributed to that. Giving a lap dance to a male attendee in drag, putting a Deadpool-themed bra over his black velvet tux and smashing an actual green lantern with a sledgehammer he was given proved he understood the tone of the festivities. The ceremony is basically a roast. Octavia Spencer received the “Woman of the Year” pot.

Mall Giant Westfield Corp. Hires Broadway Producer to Up Entertainment Factor

Those that have marveled at the beauty of the musical The Color Purple on Broadway will likely find that the news of its producer, Scott Sanders, leaving the production as somewhat of a shock, especially due to where he is going. Sanders, who owns a self-named production company in New York, sold the group to Westfield Corporation, a global commercial real estate company specializing in building and operating malls. Coming off winning the “Best Musical Revival” Tony Award for his theatrical version of the The Color Purple, Westfield hopes Sanders will be a great fit for their first-ever Creative Head of Global Entertainment. This acquisition does not relieve Sanders of his connections with his namesake brand or its productions. In fact, as part of the business...