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Keke Palmer, Machine Gun Kelly, Amber Midthunder & More Hit Newport Beach Film Festival's Honors Program Event

Keke Palmer hits the blue carpet for the 2022 Newport Beach Film Festival honors program held at The Balboa Bay Club and Resort on Sunday (October 16) in Newport Beach, Calif.

The 29-year-old actress was just one of the honorees at the festival, where she picked up Variety’s Artist of Distinction Award.

“It means so much because so much of it has to do with my community and how I use my work to be able to represent, uplift, encourage, empower, and also shield the diversity,” she shared with ET about it. “So it means a lot, it really does.”

Keke was also joined by Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch: The Banshees of Inisherin‘s Kerry Condon, Devotion‘s Christina Jackson, Bardo‘s Ximena Lamadrid, The Woman King‘s Thuso Mbedu, Prey‘s Amber Midthunder, The Son‘s Zen McGrath, The Inspection‘s Jeremy Pope, White Noise‘s Sam Nivola, and Stranger ThingsJoseph Quinn.

Ron Howard, Cooper Raiff, Vanessa Burghardt, Jonathan Majors, Patton Oswalt and wife, Meredith Salenger, Spirited‘s Aimee Carrero, Anna Diop, Machine Gun Kelly, and Aubrey Plaza were also spotted at the event over the weekend.

Just last week, Keke launched her new network!

FYI: Anna wore Tom Ford. Aimee wore Bach Mai.

Click inside to see 55+ pictures of Keke Palmer, Thuso Mbedu, Amber Midthunder, and more at the Newport Beach Film Festival Honors Program…More Here! »

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Dakota Johnson Joins Cooper Raiff & 'Cha Cha Real Smooth' Cast at Tribeca Premiere!

Dakota Johnson‘s new movie is being released this week and we can’t wait!

The 32-year-old actress stepped out on the red carpet for the premiere of Cha Cha Real Smooth at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival on Monday (June 13) at BMCC Tribeca PAC in New York City.

Dakota joined her co-stars Cooper Raiff, who is also the film’s writer and director, Odeya Rush, Vanessa Burghardt, Evan Assante, Brad Garrett, Raul Castillo, Colton Osorio, and Kelly O’Sullivan.

Also in attendance were producers Ro Donnelly and Erik Feig. If you didn’t know, Dakota and Cooper both have producer credits on the movie as well!

Here is the film’s synopsis: “Fresh out of college and stuck at his New Jersey home without a clear path forward, 22-year-old Andrew begins working as a party starter for bar/bat mitzvahs – where he strikes up a unique friendship with a young mom and her teenage daughter.”

Cha Cha Real Smooth will be released on Apple TV+ on Friday, June 17. Go watch the trailer now!

FYI: Dakota is wearing an Area dress, Jimmy Choo shoes, and Ana Khouri jewels. Odeya is wearing a Stella McCartney suit and Stuart Weitzman shoes.

Click through the gallery for 30+ photos from the premiere… More Here! »

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Dakota Johnson & Cooper Raiff Shine in Debut Trailer for 'Cha Cha Real Smooth'

Dakota Johnson and Cooper Raiff star in the brand new trailer for Cha Cha Real Smooth.

Fresh out of college and without a clear life path going forward, 22-year-old Andrew is stuck back at home with his family in New Jersey. But if there’s one thing that belongs on his nonexistent résumé, it’s how to get a party started, which lands him the perfect job of motivational dancing at the bar and bat mitzvahs for his younger brother’s classmates. When Andrew befriends a local mom, Domino, and her daughter, Lola, he finally discovers a future he wants—even if it might not be his own.

Cooper Raiff writes, directs, and stars alongside Dakota, Brad Garrett, Leslie Mann, and newcomers Vanessa Burghardt and Evan Assante.

The film will be released in select theaters and premiere globally on Apple TV+ on June 17, 2022

Dakota Johnson Suits Up for 'Cha Cha Real Smooth' Premiere in San Francisco!

Dakota Johnson is back on the promo trail with her movie Cha Cha Real Smooth!

The 32-year-old actress attended the film’s premiere during the 2022 San Francisco International Film Festival on Saturday (April 30) at SFFILM Festival Lounge in San Francisco, Calif.

Dakota was joined at the event by her co-star, writer, and director, Cooper Raiff.

The new movie is about a young man (Raiff) who works as a Bar Mitzvah party host and strikes up a friendship with a mother (Johnson) and her autistic daughter. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January and was purchased by Apple. It’s going to debut on Apple TV+ on June 17.

Make sure to check out the first look at Dakota‘s upcoming Netflix movie.

FYI: Dakota is wearing Gucci.

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Dakota Johnson Goes Retro With Her Fashion For 'Cha Cha Real Smooth' SXSW Premiere

Dakota Johnson rocks a cool retro suit for the premiere of Cha Cha Real Smooth during the 2022 SXSW Festival held at The Paramount Theatre on Friday (March 18) in Austin, Texas.

The 32-year-old actress joined co-stars Evan Assante, Odeya Rush, and Vanessa Burghardt on the red carpet, as well as their co-star and director Cooper Raiff.

Dakota‘s producing partner, Ro Donnelly, was also seen at the event.

Cha Cha Real Smooth follows “a directionless college grad embarking on a relationship with a young mom and her teenage daughter, all while learning the boundaries of his new gig as a bar mitzvah hype man.”

The film, which also stars Leslie Mann and Brad Garrett, has already sold to a major streamer!

FYI: Dakota is wearing Gucci. Cooper is wearing Valentino.

Click inside to see 20+ pictures of Dakota Johnson and her cast mates at the premiere of Cha Cha Real Smooth…More Here! »

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Ariana DeBose Wins at HCA Film Awards 2022, Kaitlyn Dever & More Stars Attend as Presenters!

Lots of stars were in attendance at the 2022 Hollywood Critics Association Film Awards on Monday (February 28) at Avalon in Hollywood.

Ariana DeBose hit the stage during the event to accept the award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in West Side Story. Her co-star Brian d’Arcy James was in attendance as well.

Presenters at the event included Dopesick actress Kaitlyn Dever, Nightmare Alley‘s Ron Perlman, Uncharted‘s Sophia Ali, The Umbrella Academy‘s Emmy Raver-Lampman, and Cha Cha Real Smooth actor Cooper Raiff.

Encanto star Stephanie Beatriz was there to accept her award for Best Animated or VSX Performance.

Nicolas Cage received the Acting Achievement Award, which was presented to him by Pig co-star Alex Wolff.

Javier Bardem was there to receive his International Icon Award. Natalie Morales received the Filmmaker on the Rise award.

King Richard‘s Aunjanue Ellis and her on-screen daughters Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton all attended. Aunjanue received the Inspire Award, which Demi presented to her. Saniyya was honored with the Star on the Rise award, which was presented by the film’s director.

B Positive star and Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford hosted the event. Make sure to check out the full list of winners!

FYI: Kaitlyn is wearing a Miu Miu dress. Emmy is wearing a Pamella Roland gown. Alex is wearing an Omega watch. Demi is wearing Chanel. Cooper is wearing Dolce & Gabanna.

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Dakota Johnson's New Movie 'Cha Cha Real Smooth' Adds Seven New Cast Members

Dakota Johnson has some famous new co-stars!

It has been announced that seven new cast members have been added to the upcoming new indie movie Cha Cha Smooth starring the 31-year-old actress and Cooper Raiff, who is also directing and writing the movie, Variety reports.

Click inside to meet Dakota Johnson’s new co-stars!More Here! »