Los Angeles, CA - People lining up the street as early as 4:00pm, red carpet rolled down the street of Hollywood blvd. at the Roosevelt Hotel, and we are not talking about the latest Movie Premiere in Los Angeles. This is the site for the Media Day of the much anticipated match between Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton to be held at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 2, 2009.
The night began with the arrival of Hollywood and Boxing celebrities including actor Mark Wahlberg and Mickey Rourke, Cary Hiroyuki- Tagawa. The event was filled with great food, sweets and drinks provided by Rockstar and Tecate. The two fighters took time to talk to the media and each gave their own opinion about the upcoming bout. Hatton, sporting a black cordoroy army style jacket, pointed out that it will be an exceptional fight and will make his nation proud. While Pacquiao, dressed sleek in his black suit with pink and white stripes, appeared more relaxed and joking around with his statements.
“I fight for freedom. I fight for Scotland,” Pacquaio said in a deep voice, mimicking Mel Gibson’s character in “Braveheart.” He then mentioned that no one knows who will win this fight, only God Knows. The highlight of the night did not come from the fighters but rather from their trainers. Floyd Mayweather Sr., was rhyming and dissing Pacquiao’s trainer;
“Freddie Roach: “Pacquaio’s going to go from first class to coach, because of the Roach.” Afterward, a loud chant of Manny,Manny followed.
As expected, Freddie Roach answered back in a quiet Freddie’s style, and just said that his fighter will be victorious in the end. At the end of the night, the winner here is Boxing itself, hopefully this will be a start to bring back the glory days of Boxing..
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BeSeeninhollywood.com would like to thank the Roosevelt hotel, Monica Sears and Lisa of Golden Boy Promotions, MP Promotions, Top Rank Promotions, Tecate and Rockstar Drinks, HBO, MGM Grand, GMA-7, ABS-CBN. The Battle of the East and West will be available also on HBO Pay Per view on May 02, 2009.
The biggest stars of movies and television gathered last night at the 66th Annual Golden Globes awards in Los Angeles, CA. Presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the first award was handed to Kate Winslet who also turned out to be the star of the night for winning two awards. Best Actress for The Revolutionary Road and best supporting actress for the film, The Reader. Slumdog Millionaire took home the best motion picture award while Mickey Rourke was named best actor for his role in the movie The Wrestler. Here are the complete list from the star studded event last night.
FROM THE MOVIES:
BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA
Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road
BEST MOTION PICTURE - MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE - MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Colin Farrell, In Bruges
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky
BEST DIRECTOR - MOTION PICTURE
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
BEST SCREENPLAY - MOTION PICTURE
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
BEST ORIGINAL SONG - MOTION PICTURE
”The Wrestler,” The Wrestler (Bruce Springsteen)
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE - MOTION PICTURE
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Waltz With Bashir (Israel)
BEST TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA
BEST TELEVISION SERIES - COMEDY OR MUSICAL
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA
Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA
Anna Paquin, True Blood
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES - MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES - MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Paul Giamatti, John Adams
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Laura Linney, John Adams
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Tom Wilkinson, John Adams
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Laura Dern, Recount
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