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Here are a few things rambling around today:

BOFFO “Spider Man: No Way Home” will finish in 4th place on the all time box office list. The Marvel-Sony movie is at $670 million, and will chip away to the $700 million mark over the next ten days. That’s as far as it will get on the all time list, but hey, not bad…

CONDOLENCES to actress and “Passing” director Rebecca Hall. Her mom, famed opera singer Maria Ewing, died yesterday in Detroit at age 71. Ewing performed in 90 operas at the Met and was known all over the world. She was married to Rebecca’s legendary director dad, Peter Hall, in the 1980s. Ewing was a beautiful woman and also half African American, a story that had been told many times but was featured on Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s latest episode of “Finding Your Roots.” Ewing’s story prompted Rebecca to direct “Passing,” based on a 1939 book. No cause of death has been given…

JERRY SEINFELD is a notorious Mets fan (he comes from Long Island).  So it’s unclear how he’ll feel when former New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez comes looking for a cup of sugar. But A Rod is Seinfeld’s new neighbor in the very very upscale swanky Beresford Apartments on Central Park West. According to reports, A Rod paid $9.9 million for his spread (so it must be small) and “begged” the co-op board to let him in. A Rod cheated at baseball, doped, had a year’s suspension, and was very unpopular on the Yankees. But he’s proven crime pays, which is the American way, after all.

CONGRATS to all the nominees for the ICG Publicists Award. The awards are given out on March 25th in Los Angeles at a luncheon at the Beverly Hilton, God willing. All these people worked hard on movie and TV campaigns and deserve a round of applause. They are:

LES MASON AWARD FOR CAREER ACHIEVEMENT IN PUBLICITY
Jackie Bazan – Agency, BazanPR
Kira Feola – Awards Publicist, Walt Disney Studios
Gabriela Gutentag – Unit Publicist
Sheryl Main – Unit Publicist
Leonard Morpurgo – Independent Publicist
David Waldman – EVP Domestic Publicist, Paramount Pictures

PUBLICIST OF THE YEAR AWARD

Michelle Alt – Studio Domestic Publicist, Paramount Pictures
Hayley Morrow – Studio International Publicist, Paramount Pictures
Annalee Paulo-Hensley – Agency Publicist, 42West
John Pisani – Unit Publicist
Claire Raskind – Unit Publicist
Marshall Weinbaum – Studio Global Publicist, Walt Disney Studios

EXCELLENCE IN UNIT STILL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD – MOTION PICTURES
Chiabella James 
Matthew Kennedy
David Lee
Daniel McFadden
Hopper Stone

EXCELLENCE IN UNIT STILL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD – TELEVISION

Justin Lubin
Atsushi Nishijima 
JoJo Whilden
Nicole Wilder
Chuck Zlotnick

PRESS AWARD

Kyle Buchanan – The New York Times
Tim Leong – Entertainment Weekly
Nekesa Mumbi Moody – The Hollywood Reporter
Andy Reyes – Entertainment Tonight
Adam Weissler – Extra TV

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA AWARD
Vera Anderson – Cine Premiere (Mexico)
Yong Chavez – ABS-CBN News (Philippines)
Helen Hoehne – ProSieben/RTL/TV Movie (Germany)
Dean McCarthy – Hit.com.au (Australia)
Raquel Laguna Pardo – Europa Press (Spain)

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