“Working on CBGB was an education in the music of the time. I can’t wait for people to be introduced or reintroduced to all the great music of that era,” says Richard DeKlerk who plays Taxi, the sound engineer, very much a part of CBGB back in the day.
The popular film roles out in New York and LA on October 4th and widens nationally the following week. The release of the film by US distributor Xlrator is timed to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the NYC Club and to take advantage of the CBGB Music Festival event in October. CBGB could be called the zeitgeist as it is quite timely with the current mainstream popularity of “PUNK” in the media, art and fashion, with the recent show at the MET, a bastion of high art, about the history of the Punk movement.
CBGB tells the true story of the legendary New York City club in the Bowery that launched dozens of groundbreaking bands and which is now known globally as the home of American Punk Rock music. Alan Rickman (Harry Potter, Love Actually) plays the club’s owner and founder Hilly Kristal. It was directed by Randall Miller (Bottle Shock) from a screenplay by him and Jody Savin.
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Stepping out for a social call, Ashley hit up STK Restaurant in West Hollywood last night where she met up with a few friends and grabbed some delicious dinner, sporting a patterned maxi dress teamed with a grey Hermes Birkin handbag. And it sounds like she thoroughly enjoyed her meal – Ashley tweeted,
“Such a wonderful night @STKlosangeles with my wonderful friends! #blessed.”
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97. Ashley Greene
Biggest accomplishment this year: Co-starring in the yet-to-be-released music biopic CBGB
While breaking free of the “Twilight” label may be an ongoing process, Ashley Greene is doing her best to establish herself as a legitimate presence in Hollywood. Her next role will render her virtually unrecognizable from her Twilight days, as she’ll play a sociopathic Goth who terrorizes a poor college student who stays on campus during a holiday vacation in the horror-thriller “Random.” She’ll also be appearing in the drama “CBGB,” a film depicting the rise of the famed New York club that played host to the early days of punk icons like the Ramones and Velvet Underground.
Ashley Greene has a new place to call home.
“I just got a house,” Greene told Wonderwall on Saturday at McDonald’s and Just Jared’s joint summer kick-off party and carnival in Beverly Hills, Calif. The revelation comes just more than two months after a fire ripped through her West Hollywood, Calif., condo, gutting the residence and killing one of her two Fox terriers.
The March 22 fire was reportedly ruled an accident by law enforcement officials and was caused by a burning candle that was left unattended in the living room of her Granville Towers pad while Greene, her boyfriend and her brother were sleeping.
Though Greene was guarded and didn’t offer any details about her new abode, the actress – best known for playing Alice Cullen in the “Twilight” franchise – did admit that she’s got a lot on her summer to-do list. “I didn’t hire a decorator or organizer, so I’m busy with unpacking and decorating and that’s pretty much it,” she said. “And barbequing.”
While the Florida native seemed upbeat discussing her summer plans, when the interview shifted to the subject of the fire, Greene wasn’t so chatty. Asked how she’s faring in the aftermath of the blaze, she laughed and offered only a two-word answer: “Next question.”
Two months after losing her beloved fox terrier in an apartment fire, Twilight’s Ashley Greene has found a surefire way to move forward with her loss: shifting her focus to helping others.
“Obviously, I’ve had a rough few months, but I’m doing okay. I’m exploring new opportunities, and I try to participate in charity events as much as possible. It’s very important to me to focus on others, not just myself. You look at children with cancer and you think, ‘Wow, it really puts my own problems into perspective.’ Not to say that what we all go through isn’t important, but there are people who have much greater problems that they deal with every day.”
Greene caught up with PEOPLE backstage at the Runway to Hope Spring Fashion Soiree on Saturday. The event, founded by CNN analyst Mark NeJame and his wife Josie, raised more than $700,000 for pediatric cancer research. Greene and Olympic medalist Gabby Douglas emceed a fashion show and chatted with the runway models – all pediatric cancer patients.
“The numbers are just staggering. More than 12,000 children are diagnosed with cancer every year. I definitely wanted to lend my name to something like this.”
Next up for Greene: a role in the upcoming drama CBGB. One thing you won’t see? The actress playing a vampire anytime soon.
“If I’ve been getting vampire offers, my management hasn’t been sending them to me. We agreed that, unless a vampire role is spectacular, I just can’t do it.”
As for her Twilight costars, Greene says they mainly bump into each other on red carpets.
“I still try to keep up with everyone, but we don’t see each other as much as we’d like to. And then there’s always Skype! I chatted with Kellan Lutz the other day and he was in Bulgaria!”
All gussied up for a fabulous evening, Ashley attended the 2013 Costume Institute Gala in New York City on Monday. She looked ready for a ball in a strapless billowing black Marchesa gown with gold embellishment as she worked the red carpet with smoky eyes and a hand on her hip.
Later that day Ashley was spotted leaving the after party. Big thanks to Claudia, DeA and Nicole for the help with the photos.
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