Want to know about this week’s hottest headlines in Austin entertainment? You’ve come to the right place. These are the top five pop culture related stories with ties to the ATX.
Matthew McConaughey vs. Will Ferrell at the USC/ Texas Game
On one side, we have Oscar winning actor Matthew McConaughey. On the other, it’s Emmy and Golden Globe nominated funnyman Will Ferrell.
When Texas took on USC at home in the ATX last weekend, McConaughey and Ferrell both graced the sidelines of their respective teams. The Longhorns came out on top in the end. In regards to who wins for best famous fan, well, that’s your call.
“Fear the Walking Dead” Goes Inside Brackenridge Hospital
On Sunday’s episode of “Fear the Walking Dead,” we got to go inside a zombie infested Brackenridge Hospital and it was pretty darn cool. Scenes shot on the roof also showcased the skyline, which included a crumbling Texas State Capitol.
This story arch continues on this week’s episode, airing on AMC on Sunday at 8 p.m.
A Fantastic Opening Night
Fantastic Fest kicked off with a screening of Halloween! That’s right. Halloween is back, and this new incarnation is pretty thrilling. Jamie Lee Curtis walked the red carpet before the screening, as did costar Andi Matichak and writer Danny McBride.
Halloween opens nationwide on October 19 and Fantastic Fest runs through September 27.
Wizard World Austin is On
Wizard World Austin, known more casually as Austin Comic Con, brings a plethora of actors, artists, and cosplay loving fans to the ATX. This year’s lineup includes a few Dr. Who alums, some classic TV stars, a man you may know simply as Machete, and many more. The convention is happening today through Sunday at the Austin Convention Center.
A Celeb-tastic Week in Austin
Festivals and football aren’t the only things bringing celebs to the ATX. Ike Baronholtz brought his film The Oath to town, Roger Federer had a conversation with Andy Roddick (moderated by NBC Sports commentator and host Mary Carillo) at the Paramount, and Dierks Bentley performed at the 360 Ampitheater. And the week isn’t even over yet! Tim Allen appears at Bass Concert Hall tonight while the men of “Nashville” (the TV show) perform at ACL Live at the Moody Theater as part of the 4th and Goal Gala benefiting the Darrel K. Royal Research Fund.
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Hey gang! Looks like there are all kinds of celebrities headed to Austin this month, including those pictured here. Sure wish the events they’re attending were free but maybe you can spot them out and about around the ATX. No charge for that! Check out our partner @atxgossip for more info on all the celeb events happening in Austin.