- August 30, 2019

Meet Professor Matthew McConaughey and More Austin Entertainment Headlines


It’d Be A Whole Lot Cooler If Matthew McConaughey Was a Professor

The University of Texas Moody College of Communication announced Wednesday that Matthew McConaughey has been promoted to professor of practice in the Department of Radio-Television-Film. The Oscar winner has served as a visiting instructor since 2015 but is now a full fledged member of the faculty. He will once again be teaching the “Script to Screen” series.

Celebrity Stop Overs In Austin

Celebrities were all over Austin this week. Country legend Tanya Tucker took part in a signing event at Waterloo Records on Sunday. Meanwhile, Josh Hopkins, most known for the TV series “Cougartown,” was spotted by ATXgossip at The W Austin’s WET Deck. Emmy, Grammy, and Oscar winner Common performed at ACL Live on Tuesday. And the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival kicked off the seven-day fest on Tuesday as well. Running through September 3, faces you may recognize at the event include Scott Adsit (“30 Rock”), Craig Cackowski (“Drunk History”), and Laura Kightlinger (“Will & Grace”).  More info here. 

Second Wave of Programming Announced for Fantastic Fest

Fantastic Fest announced their second wave of films this week, which includes Rian Johnson’s Agatha Christie tribute Knives Out. Johnson is confirmed to be in attendance. Fingers crossed that star Daniel Craig, or one of the many other big-name stars in the film comes along as well. The festival runs September 19 through 26. You can learn more about the lineup and get tickets here.

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Justin Theroux Co-Stars with Austin Rescue Dog in Lady And The Tramp

When you watch the just-released trailer for the live-action version of Lady And The Tramp you’ll surely recognize Justin Theroux’s voice. But there’s another star to be on the lookout for in the film. His dog Kuma, whom he rescued right here in Texas, also has a small role. According to Theroux’s Instagram, Disney features tons of rescue dogs in the film, including star Monty who was rescued from @halorescue, a no-kill shelter in Phoenix.


Terminator Trailer Released

We also got another glimpse of the new Terminator film this week. In the Terminator: Dark Fate trailer we see more action and even more suspense as it’s still unclear what the movie is actually about. We do know that it stars Austinite Gabriel Luna as a terminator who creepily re-animates.


More Entertainment News:

  • Willie Nelson’s son Micah’s band Particle Kid released the video for “Radio Flyer” which was partially shot at the Light & Sound Exhibit called Let’s Hop Scotch while in Austin. You can check it out here.
  • Val Kilmer is in Austin this weekend for two Rolling Roadshow events. On Saturday he will take part in a Tombstone screening at J. Lorraine Ghost Town. And on Sunday he’ll be on hand for a Top Gun screening at Camp Mabry. Tickets are still available here.
  • College Football is here! Wondering where to watch your favorite team with fellow fans in Austin? Check out this post.

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Featured photo courtesy of Dani Dudek/ ATXgossip.com