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Magic Johnson Honored At The Mercedes-Benz Carousel Of Hope Ball



Magic Johnson can now add recipient of the Brass Ring Award to his resume.

The NBA legend-turned-esteemed business man was recognized at the Mercedes-Benz Carousel of Hope Ball over the weekend for is his various humanitarian efforts. HipHollywood was on the red carpet to catch up with honoree and his uber supportive family about the special award.

“This is like special for us because you never think you’d be honored by your friend,” the 55-year-old told us.

Magic’s son EJ, who recently underwent gastric sleeve surgery also chimed in, telling HipHollywood that “It’s always exciting when Dad gets honored. So we are obviously excited to come out and support him tonight when he accepts this amazing award. ”

The Johnson clan along with Hollywood’s elite attended the annual fund raising soiree, which benefited clinical care and research at the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes.

“When you think about the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, that’s really effecting not only myself and our families, but a lot of minorities too,” Johnson explained.

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What ‘Geostorm’s’ Gerard Butler & Abbie Cornish Wish They Could Control Via Satellite



One of the many taglines for the new drama, Geostorm, is simply: “Some things weren’t meant to be controlled.”

The film follows a team comprised of world leaders that have one goal in mind: to save the world from natural disasters with the creation of Dutch Boy, a series of satellite grids that control weather and natural disasters around the world.

And while the movie is flooded with action and stellar performances, the film ironically rivals recent natural disasters and crises around the world, and welcomes a bigger conversation. “That’s the genus behind the movie,” the film’s star, Gerard Butler, told HipHollywood. “But nobody knew how acutely it was going to be happening when the movie came out.”

He added, “It’s fun, it’s epic, it’s exciting, but at its core, it’s like, listen, ‘We gotta be careful. We gotta be really careful.”

Co-star Jim Sturgess added. “There is this sort of backbone, a message about climate change, and you kind of hope that audience members leave with that somewhere in the consciousness.”

With the idea, however, that a large unit could control the world’s natural weather patterns, imagine if the same could apply for people’s personal lives.

So when HipHollywood sat down with the cast of the film, we asked: If you could have a grid of satellites over your personal life, what would it control?

For Abbie Cornish, she “wouldn’t mind a satellite that could bring all the local organic seasonal fruits and vegetables to my house ” or “a satellite to drop down fresh flowers.” Jim Sturgess suggested he would love help with “being late for things.”

But it was Butler who suggested “integration.”

He explained, “As opposed to having different satellites and saying, ‘Here’s one for my personal life, here’s one for my relationships, here’s one for my career; I’d rather just have one big satellite, combine them all together, and just shine a whole bunch of positive inspirational light on me as a whole.”

Geostorm hits theaters on Friday, October 20.

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