EW – Current and former stars of The Walking Dead will be appearing at a fan convention in Orlando to raise money for victims of the Pulse nightclub tragedy and their families. Fan Fest Orlando will take place Sept. 17 at the Orange County Convention Center, with 100 percent of the profits being donated to the One Orlando Fund.
Lauren Cohan, Michael Cudlitz, Josh McDermitt, Alanna Masterson, Ross Marquand, Seth Gilliam, Sonequa Martin-Green, Christian Serratos, Emily Kinney, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., and executive producer Greg Nicotero from The Walking Dead have already been confirmed to attend, with more names to be added. Stars from other shows, such as Stephen Amell and David Ramsey from Arrow, will also be appearing.
Fan Fest founder James Frazier, who is an Orlando native, hopes to raise $500,000 at the one-day event. More information about the charity convention can be found right here. Or you can donate to the One Orlando Fund right here.
Ludacris & Ciara to Host the Award Show Live
from T-Mobile Arena on SUNDAY, MAY 22nd at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC
SANTA MONICA, CA (May 16, 2016) – Billboard and dick clark productions announced today that Jessica Alba, Kristen Bell, Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell, Lauren Cohan, Kathryn Hahn, Wiz Khalifa, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Idina Menzel, Keke Palmer, Rebecca Romijn, Serayah, Steven Tyler, Lindsey Vonn and Pete Wentz will all present awards at the “2016 Billboard Music Awards.” The award show will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 22 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC.
For the first time in Billboard Music Awards history, viewers on the West Coast will watch the show live along with fellow fans on the East Coast.
Additional presenters will be announced soon.
Lauren made her first appearance in the most recent episode of The Mindy Project. You can watch it on Hulu if you missed it.
REFINERY 29 – According to her grandmother, Lauren Cohan should start carrying a gun. “She’s old-school,” explains Cohan, who plays Maggie, a weapon-slinging survivor of the zombie apocalypse on The Walking Dead. In her grandmother’s view, it’s a simple way to add a layer of security. Adopting her elder’s throaty voice, Cohan mimics the suggestion to bear arms. “‘Just put it in your glove box. You’re driving. I mean, sometimes you’re in the middle of nowhere. Put it in your glove box.’” Cohan laughs. She has no plans to pack heat outside of her fictional fight against the undead.
The only weapon in the British actress’ arsenal today is a bunch of Carved Turkey sandwiches from Subway. In partnership with the franchise and the GOOD + Foundation, Cohan’s spending this April day delivering food to families in need in New York City. In person, Cohan is breezy. She talks about her grandfather, a quirky artist, and notes that she is considering creating a one-woman show inspired by him. When she can’t think of a word that’s on the tip of her tongue, she bends over the table, arms outstretched. “Surplus!” she cries when she finally remembers the word for having extras of something. “Thank you!” And she laughs — a lot.
Since she’ll be popping up all over New York today, Cohan’s expecting to encounter at least a few excited fans. And she knows she can’t log face time with them without stepping into a direct line of questioning about The Walking Dead and the fate of its characters after the April 3 season 6 finale.
“They’re definitely gonna ask who Negan killed. I’m expecting that,” Cohan says, sitting poised at a table in a Manhattan office conference room, where she’s giving interviews before heading out to help local families. And what will she tell these fans? “It’s both ‘I can’t say’ and ‘I don’t know,’” she says. “A lot of the sound effects you hear in the show that everybody’s sort of trying to deconstruct — we didn’t even know who else was making screaming cries or who was saying what because it was all recorded afterwards in sound booths, individually.” All she’ll concede is that come October, there will be a “resolution.”
ET – Lucille was swung, the credits rolled, and the dust is far from settled on The Walking Dead.
Nearly two weeks have passed since the AMC hit wrapped up season six with a massive cliffhanger, leaving viewers to obsess over who was on the receiving end of Negan’s murderous bat attack for the next six months, and fans are still pretty peeved with the creative decision to offer up no resolution. Such a negative reaction may have lesser shows concerned over whether their audience will abandon them out of frustration, but this is the No. 1 show on cable we’re talking about here. And star Lauren Cohan thinks the reaction from fans is all part of the viewing process.
“I think the reaction is almost in keeping with the emotional peaks and troughs that the show takes us through. I’m really glad that the show is coming back with information. It’s not like people are being left hanging and it’s the end of the series or anything,” the actress told E! News. “So, I would say it’s really a testament to people’s dedication, but I feel like this is going to be the longest six months. I really do feel the pain of it.”
As Cohan sees it, this sort of agony is what we come to the AMC hit looking for. “It’s brutal. It’s so brutal. But this is a brutal show. I feel like we’re all kind of communally addicted to the stress experience that we have watching the show and then the release of seeing people make it out of situations,” she added. “So, we’ll definitely be having a big resolution when we come back, right off the bat, so that should be of some relief to people. But I know how painful the cliffhanger is.”
And as for what’s coming next—and who won’t be back—Cohan would only admit that the cast has “some idea” of what’s in store. “But we also don’t have any black and white clarity for ourselves,” she added.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen,” she says of the Season 6 cliffhanger
WS Journal – Lauren Cohan’s job is in jeopardy.
That might sound odd. Cohan is a star on one of the most popular shows on television, playing Maggie Greene on AMC’s “The Walking Dead.” The show wrapped up its sixth season, however, with a cliffhanger: The core group of Alexandrians is captured by a new group of enemies. The villain Negan murders one of them. Nobody know who it was, not even Cohan.
The stakes are even higher for Maggie. She is pregnant, and suffering from some kind of severe pain in her abdomen. The last anybody sees of her, she looks like the cause of that pain alone might kill her. For somebody who doesn’t know if their job will exist in a few months, Cohan was in a good mood.
On Thursday, we caught up with Cohan, who was in Manhattan making an appearance at a local Subway restaurant to publicize the launch of its carved-turkey sandwich, as well as on behalf of the charity Good+. The actress, who was born in New Jersey, has been splitting her time between Los Angeles and New York lately, and as part of that she wanted to be involved in a local charity here. Cohan is friends with Jessica Seinfeld, who started the charity, and liked its goals, which aims to offer assistance to impoverished families with young children. Subway had pledged to give away food and gift certificates. Cohan makes it a goal to find a charity to work with wherever she’s living.
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