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Ryan Reynolds & Jake Gyllenhaal Suit Up for 'Life' Premiere at SXSW Festival

Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal hit the red carpet as they arrive at the premiere of their upcoming film Life on Saturday night (March 18) at the Zach Theatre in Austin, Texas.

The actors looked hot and scruffy as they were joined by their co-star Rebecca Ferguson at the premiere during the 2017 SXSW Festival.

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Ryan and Jake star in the sci-fi thriller as astronauts who discover the first form of life on Mars.

Life is set to hit theaters on Friday, March 24!

10+ pictures inside of Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal at the premiere…

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Lana Del Rey Performs 'Love' Live for First Time at SXSW 2017

Lana Del Rey performed a concert at the 2017 SXSW Festival on Friday night (March 17) and she gave the first live performance of her new single “Love” at the event!

The 31-year-old singer played a short set of just nine songs at the Apple Music concert held in Austin, Tex.

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“Love” was the final song of the night and there was no encore performance.

While the concert was buzzed about all week long, it was not officially announced until the day before the show.

Garth Brooks Books Free SXSW Concert, Tickets Are All Gone!

Fans of Garth Brooks who live in Austin, Texas are in for a treat as he is going to be performing a free concert at the 2017 SXSW Festival this weekend.

Tickets for the concert are already completely sold out, so hopefully you already got a ticket if you are hoping to attend!

During a keynote speech on Friday (March 17), Garth mentioned that he might do a surprise show this evening as well.

“I’m not really sure what all is going on,” he said (via USA Today). “I know I ate breakfast this morning so I’m ready to go however late we go.”

Jennifer Carpenter Supports Husband Seth Avett at the Premiere of 'May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers'

Jennifer Carpenter joins husband Seth Avett at the premiere of May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers on Wednesday (March 15) at the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas.

The actress and her singer husband were joined at the premiere of the documentary by the fellow members of the Avett Brothers band – including Scott Avett, Joe Kwon, and Bob Crawford - along with producers Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfilio.

The documentary was filmed over two and a half years as the Avett Brothers recorded their 2016 album True Sadness.

10+ pictures inside of the stars at the premiere…

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Kesha Talks Dropping The Dollar Sign Out Of Her Name: 'I Let Go Of My Facade'

Kesha has revealed the real reason why she dropped the dollar sign from her name – she’s Ke$ha no more!

“It [losing the $] happened after I went to rehab for my eating disorder. I let go of my facade about being a girl who didn’t care,” the 30-year-old singer expressed while speaking at Refinery29′s Reclaim Your Domain Discussion Panel held as part of 2017 SXSW Festival on Tuesday (March 14) in Austin, Texas.

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“My facade was to be strong, and I realized it was total bullshit,” Kesha added. “I took out the $ because I realized that was part of the facade. It was a journey and I’m happy – that was me in that part of my life. But then I turned a corner–but i still have a f-cking tattoo of it on my hand. I’ll have to figure that out!”

That same day, Kesha and Refinery29 hosted an Anti-Bullying Workshop with Columbia University School of the Arts Digital Storytelling Lab.


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Maika Monroe & Maia Mitchell Premiere 'Hot Summer Nights' at SXSW Festival 2017

The cast of Hot Summer Nights brought the film to the 2017 SXSW Festival.

Stars Maika Monroe, Maia Mitchell, Timothee Chalamet, Alex Roe, and director Elijah Bynum stepped out for the premiere and a press conference on Monday night (March 13) in Austin, Texas.

Hot Summer Nights is set in 1991 and “follows a teen boy who befriends the town rebel. He falls in love and gets entangled in a drug ring — all over the course of one summer in the Cape,” according to THR.

FYI: Maika is wearing a Thai Nguyen Atelier dress and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.

15+ pictures inside of Maika Monroe, Maia Mitchell, and more at SXSW…More Here! »

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Danielle Macdonald Premieres 'Patti Cake$' at SXSW 2017

Danielle Macdonald was totally glowing at the premiere of her new movie Patti Cake$ at the 2017 SXSW Festival!

The 25-year-old Sundance breakout actress looked gorgeous in red, white, and black at the event held on Monday (March 13) in Austin, Texas.

She was joined by Patti Cake$ director Geremy Jasper, who was seen planting a kiss on her head.

Actor Jonathan Tucker also spotted Danielle on the red carpet and snapped a selfie.

At the 2017 Sundance Film Festival last month, Patti Cake$ sparked a $10 million bidding war just hours after its premiere and received two standing ovations!

The hip-hop inspired film follows aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$, who is fighting an unlikely quest for glory in her downtrodden hometown in New Jersey.

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