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Jack Ingram is teaming up with football coach Mack Brown and actor Matthew McConaughey for their 2015 Mack, Jack & McConaughey event.

The event began in 2013 as a two-day fundraiser to benefit children’s charities across the country. Funds from this year’s event will go to the Rice School of Austin, the Just Keep Livin’ Foundation, Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, CureDuchenne and HeartGift. Since it began, the event has raised close to $2 million for charity.

The 2015 event will take place in Austin, Texas, on April 16 and 17, with activities including golf, a fashion event and a number of concerts. Ingram will be joined at the Jack Ingram & Friends show by emcee Jimmy Kimmel, Willis Alan Ramsey and fellow country music stars Jon Randall, Jessi Alexander and Will Hoge. Tickets to the show range in price from $22 to $102 and are available here.

“I feel equally proud to be alongside EVERY artist we invite to play at MJM’s Jack & Friends [concert],” Ingram says. “We celebrate coming together to empower kids.”

Ingram is preparing to release his ninth studio album, ‘Motel Sessions,’ later this year. More information about MJM can be found at MackJackMcConaughey.org.






Julianne Moore accepts the Best Actress in a Leading Role Award for ‘Still Alice’ from Matthew McConaughey onstage during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California.


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Matthew is in Louisiana as he prepares to shoot the upcoming flick “The Free State Of Jones”, about Newton Knight, the leader of a band of Confederate deserters during the 1800s.


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On February 22, Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto, Matthew McConaughey and Lupita Nyong’o will return to the stage at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood to present awards to their successors.

In 2014, Blanchett took home a statuette for her performance in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine.

Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto, meanwhile, claimed the awards for best actor and Best Supporting Actor, respectively, for their roles in Dallas Buyers Club.

Lupita Nyong’o won the award for Best Supporting Actress through her performance in 12 Years a Slave.

To be hosted by former How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris, the 87th Academy Awards Ceremony will take place on the evening of February 22.

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Texas native and Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey will give the University of Houston’s inaugural universitywide commencement address at TDECU Stadium on May 15.
Nearly 5,000 students will attend the ceremony in the recently completed stadium, UH said.

Last summer, UH sold the naming rights for its new stadium to Lake Jackson-based Texas Dow Employees Credit Union. The 10-year, $15 million-deal is the third most lucrative among NCAA stadiums.

“We are delighted and honored that Matthew McConaughey has agreed to give the first commencement address in our beautiful new football stadium,” UH President Renu Khator said in the university’s announcement, noting that McConaughey’s father, “Big Jim” McConaughey, once played college football at UH.
UH also noted that McConaughey’s philanthropic and humanitarian work aligns with the university’s mission. His jk livin Foundation — shorthand for “just keep living” — is dedicated to empowering high school students to lead active lives and make healthy choices.

The foundation serves more than 2,000 students at 24 programs in California, Texas, Louisiana and Washington, D.C.
Securing McConaughey as commencement speaker comes shortly after other high-profile news for UH.

Earlier this month, UH won a bid to lead one of two Texas consortiums that will receive national funds to study how to prevent future catastrophes, such as the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. The grant is a major step for UH, which has been trying to reach top-tier status.




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Matthew McConaughey has become attached to star in a Matthew Michael Carnahan-scripted adaptation of Christopher McDougall’s best-selling book, Born To Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes, And The Greatest Race The World Has Never Seen. The film is being mobilized by Di Bonaventura Pictures, Outlaw Productions and LD Entertainment. The latter is financing, and Mickey Liddell, Deb Newmyer and Lorenzo di Bonaventura are producing.

The book told the story of how an award-winning journalist and often-injured runner headed for Mexico’s isolated, deadly Copper Canyons to find out how the blissful Tarahumara Indians honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. He tags along to discover their secrets and takes readers from Harvard science labs to sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultra-runners are pushing their bodies to the limit. This led to a climactic race in the Copper Canyons that pitted America’s best ultra-runners against the tribe.

The book spent 178 weeks on the NYT Bestseller list and is still selling 10,000 copies a month. It ignited the ‘barefoot running movement,” one of the most influential exercise innovations of the past decade and the catalyst for a new $2 billion industry in “barefoot-style” shoes. The book’s a bestseller in 12 countries and sold 2 million copies in the U.S. and half that around the world.

It’s another unexpected choice for McConaughey, who totally turned his career around doing indie films from Mud to Killer Joe to Dallas Buyers Club and HBO’s True Detective. He most recently wrapped Gus Van Sant’s The Sea Of Trees, and next stars for director Gary Ross in The Free State Of Jones, which was acquired by upstart company STX Entertainment.

Carnahan, repped by CAA and attorney Stuart Rosenthal, has script credits that include State Of Play, World War Z and most recently Deepwater Horizon, the oil-spill disaster tale for Lionsgate that di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian are producing with David Womarck, with A Most Violent Year‘s J.C. Chandor directing and Mark Wahlberg starring.




Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves arrive at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.


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Paramount Home Media Distribution has announced that the Academy Award nominated film INTERSTELLAR, will be released on a three-disc Blu-ray combo pack March 31, 2015 and on Digital HD on March 17, 2015.

Interstellar

Here’s a list of special features:

Blu-ray Disc One

Feature film in high definition
For a limited time, the Blu-ray Combo Pack will also include an authentic, collectible Interstellar film cell from an original 70MM IMAX print of the film.

Blu-ray Disc Two

The Science of Interstellar—Extended cut of the broadcast special.
Plotting an Interstellar Journey—Discusses the film’s origins, influences and narrative designs.
Life on Cooper’s Farm—Bringing Americana and the grounded nature of a farm to a sci-fi space movie.
The Dust—Learn how cast and crew avoided sand blindness, and see how to create, and clean up after, a catastrophic dust storm.
TARS and CASE—Designing and building these unique characters and how they were brought to life on set and in the film.
Cosmic Sounds—The concepts, process, and recording of Hans Zimmer’s unforgettable score.
The Space Suits—A look at the design and build of the suits and helmets, and what it was like to wear them.
The Endurance—Explore this massive set with a guided tour by production designer Nathan Crowley.
Shooting in Iceland: Miller’s Planet/Mann’s Planet—Travel with the cast and crew to Iceland and see the challenges they faced in creating two vastly different worlds in one country.
The Ranger and the Lander—A look at the other two spaceships in the film.
Miniatures in Space—Marvel at the large-scale models used in the explosive docking sequence.
The Simulation of Zero-G—Discover the various methods that the filmmakers used to create a zero gravity environment.
Celestial Landmarks—Explore how the filmmakers used practical special effects informed by real scientific equations to give the illusion of real space travel for both the actors and the audience.
Across All Dimensions and Time—A look at the concept and design of the Tesseract, which incorporated a practical set rather than a green screen.
Final Thoughts—The cast and crew reflect back on their Interstellar experience.

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