The Art of Elysium, a nonprofit organization that pairs volunteers from the arts with children battling serious medical conditions, has announced actress Ali Larter and husband Hayes MacArthur as the next Spirit of Elysium award recipients. Jennifer Howell, the organization’s founder, made the announcement at the LA Art Show opening night party Wednesday.
All the proceeds from the premiere party will help the Art of Elysium’s efforts to increase the number of school children who visit the Getty Museum through its Title One School visits program.
The award is given each year to an artist that has shown consistency in volunteering for the organization. The program’s participating artists provide acting, art, comedy, fashion, music, radio, songwriting and creative writing workshops for ill children.
Larter and MacArthur are the first couple to ever receive the award. Past recipients include David Arquette, Elijah Wood, James Franco, Kirsten Dunst and Eva Mendes.
Larter and MacArthur will be officially honored at the Art of Elysium’s seventh annual Heaven Gala, to be held in January 2014.
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In honor of the highly-anticipated Fashion’s Night Out 2012, 900 North Michigan Shops is teaming up with Michigan Avenue Magazine and McGrath Lexus and Acura of Downtown Chicago to host its 2nd Annual 900’s Night Out: Fame, Fashion & Flavor on Thursday September 6th from 6-9 PM. This over-the-top event will be hosted by celebrity, Ali Larter who will be mingling with guests in the super posh theWit VIP Lounge.
Guests will enjoy:
· The Beauty Bazaar
o Makeup applications, manicures, massages and hair styling provided by Mario Tricoci Hair Salon & Day Spa and Bloomingdale’s
· The Gastronomy by Groupon restaurant tasting
o Decadent bites and brews from Chicago’s top restaurants and Stella Artois
· A fashion show
o Featuring fall’s hottest looks, styled by renowned Chicago stylist, Eric Himel
· Special gifts with purchase and festive in-store promotions
o Shop 900’s retailers, sip champagne and save!
· A GlossedandFound.com photo booth
o Shop AND get your glam on!
Want access to the theWit VIP Lounge?
Shop your way to VIP status by participating in 900 North Michigan Shops’ “Spend More, Get More” program from August 24th through September 6th:
Spend $100: Be entered to win an over-the-top makeover (including a $500 Gift Card, a 4-Hour Shopping Appointment with juliewatsonstyle and a Mario Tricoci Hair Salon & Day Spa package with a cut, color & make-up application) and receive a $15 Gift Card towards a luxury Uber ride**.
Spend $500: Receive a $25 Gift Card* to 900 North Michigan Shops, be entered to win an over-the-top makeover (including a Mario Tricoci Hair Salon & Day Spa package with a cut, color & make-up application) and receive a $15 Gift Card towards a luxury Uber ride**.
Spend $1,000: Receive access to theWit VIP Lounge on Fashion’s Night Out to mingle with celebrity host Ali Larter while sipping Brugal Extra Dry Rum cocktails, La Marca prosecco, Stella Artois brews and sampling fine fare from Gibsons Restaurant Group. Receive a $50 Gift Card* to 900 North Michigan Shops, be entered to win an over-the-top makeover (including a Mario Tricoci Hair Salon & Day Spa package with a cut, color & make-up application) and receive a $15 Gift Card towards a luxury Uber ride**.
*While supplies last. Limit one per person. **Valid for new Uber users only.
For more even more details about 900’s Night Out, please visit www.shop900.com/FNO.
Sorry for posting this late.
The FOX spy drama pilot The Asset has suddenly become a whole lot more interesting.
EW.com is reporting that Heroes vet and Resident Evil heroine Ali Larter has been cast in the lead role of the pilot, a photojournalist named Anna King who is best known for her pictures of popular global locations. In reality, the photojournalist thing is a cover, and she is actually a globe-trotting “Human Intel Specialist” working for the CIA.
The Asset also has a great asset on the creative side; it is created and executive produced by Josh Friedman, showrunner of the late but loved Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles series.
It’s a bouncing baby boy.
Ali Larter and her writer-actor husband Hayes MacArthur welcomed their first child earlier this week, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.
Their son, reportedly named Theodore Hayes, arrived early Monday morning, Dec. 20.
Larter, 34, let slip she was having a boy midway through her pregnancy.
She also made sure to have some fun while she was expecting, reveling in desserts such as strawberry shortcake and saying last summer that she was “bring[ing] on the Sprinkles cupcakes, pizza, pasta. I’m loving it!”
She celebrated the baby with friends including Amy Smart, Busy Philipps and Nicole Sullivan at a shower in October.
Larter told PEOPLE during her pregnancy that impending motherhood put things in a whole new light.
“To feel this life growing inside of me grounds me every day and really puts things into perspective about what’s important in life,” she said. “It really is your health and your family.”
Ali Larter was just another 20-year-old aspiring blond in Hollywood when Esquire magazine asked her to pose for a November 1996 cover story. The story was a hoax: Larter “starred” as a fictitious actress named Allegra Coleman, who was, in the magazine’s words, “Hollywood’s next dream girl.” Larter assumed the job would end with a paycheck and a thank-you. Not quite. Casting directors saw the photos, and suddenly her career kicked into high gear. She landed a part as Reese Witherspoon’s sorority sister in Legally Blonde, and Larter’s role in Varsity Blues made her a household name—well, at least among guys—for a scene in which she walked into a room wearing only a whipped-cream bikini.
Then came another surprise: At 26, Larter walked away from the business, telling everyone she needed to do more with her life than be in movies in which she played the hottie. It was time, she tells Glamour, to grow up.
Now, at age 32, Larter’s back, and she’s thriving. Not only is she one of the stars of the NBC hit series Heroes; she’s also making movies that she finds more fulfilling, like the upcoming thriller Obsessed. For this interview, the actress bounces into a Los Angeles hotel lobby (a giant engagement ring on her left hand, courtesy of her fiancé, actor Hayes MacArthur), slides onto a couch and tells me, “Bring it on.” OK then!
Glamour: Ali, is there anything you miss about your twenties?
Ali Larter: That’s interesting. Let me think.
Glamour: By your pause, can I assume the answer is you miss nothing?
AL: I feel lucky that I’m where I am today…doing a job I love and being with the person I’m going to spend my life with.
I just found this review for Marigold:
I must admit that I’m not sure why Ali Larter isn’t a bigger star. I mean yes, of course, she earned her big cinematic break playing a Varsity Blues bimbo but she made intelligent choices thereafter with the cult teen scarefest Final Destination. And despite a Hollywood absence for a few years to take a break from the sex-kitten characters being offered her way (Allure, 7/08), she’s rebounded much better than other late ’90s starlets who also first portrayed bimbos, such as American Pie’s Shannon Elizabeth. I guess, in retrospect, Larter and her fans should be grateful that she doesn’t have Elizabeth’s primarily straight-to-DVD career but the potential for Larter is undeniable.
Case in point: before her TV series Heroes “jumped the shark,” you couldn’t open a magazine without press covering it with multi-page spreads and articles, yet all the ink spilled seemed to surround the likable, funny Japanese newcomer Masi Oka’s Hiro and Hayden Panettiere’s perky “Save the Cheerleader, Save the World” character. Yet, honestly, while the sunny young Panettiere was used as the face of the show to maximize its youth appeal as the new Buffy, as far as women were concerned on Heroes, it was Larter and not Panettiere who played the best character in season one (before I gave up on it last Fall). As a New Age Film Noir heroine, Larter played a combo of the virgin and the whore dual personality all rolled into one without the cheesy melodrama of a daytime soap and we never knew which side of Larter’s character we’d see next.