THE MOMS, Denise Albert hosted a Mamarazzi® Event with Actor Rick Springfield this Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at The Sony Screening Room. The event brought together influential moms and media for a special advanced screening of Rick’s new movie, Ricki and the Flash, which stars Oscar Winner Meryl Streep as rock star Ricki Rendazzo who is returning home from following her dream of being a rock star and is seeking redemption from the family she left behind. In the film, Rick plays a member of her band The Flash, who is in love with her.
Immediately following the screening, Rick Springfield participated in an audience Q & A moderated by The MOMS’ Denise Albert where he discussed the film, his life and his career. Like his character Greg in the movie Ricki and the Flash, Rick Springfield has also pursued a successful career as a guitarist and musician and for him the role was, “a lot of fun because I love to play the guitar.” However, unlike his character in the movie, who struggles to make ends meet and has multiple jobs, his success gave him a lot of freedom when it came to raising a family.
“I remember when my kids were born I actually got to the point where I could just pull the plug on my career and I spent five years helping raise my kids,” he said adding, “I became kind of a house husband, which has paid off because I have a great relationship with my boys.”
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Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein, THE MOMS, are co-creators of a multi-platform lifestyle brand featured on TV, online, in print, in taxicabs and now on radio nationwide. The MOMS are hosts of the SiriusXM radio Stars program The MOMS with Denise & Melissa. Albert and Gerstein have turned motherhood into a platform that reaches millions of parents each year. The MOMS created a town hall event series that they moderate called Mamarazzi® where they provide influential moms and media with access to celebrities to discuss issues surrounding parenting. Recent Mamarazzi events have included celebrity guests Sarah Jessica Parker, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Garner, Kevin James, Elizabeth Banks, Tina Fey, Hugh Jackman and Pitbull. THE MOMS regularly partner with film distributors, book publishers and celebrity publicists to present engaging and informative conversations around topics important to parents year round. They have also been spokespersons for Netflix family programming. Albert and Musen Gerstein have presented their fashion show for moms during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week three times called Strut, The Fashionable Mom Show, which they co-founded and showcases a wide range of apparel for real moms. It’s the first runway show where the models are all moms – in all shapes and sizes – featuring affordable and fashionable options for a diverse audience. All mom models walk to raise awareness for their favorite cause. From 2010-2011, The MOMS created and hosted a half-hour TV show with NBC called Moms & the City and A Dad Named David. The MOMS are regular contributors to The Huffington Post Parents and Denise to Huffington Post Divorce and have appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America and Fox News Channel among many others. Albert is an “independent” mom (don’t call her a “single mom”) to two boys and Gerstein is happily married and a mom of three.
ABOUT RICKI AND THE FLASH: www.rickiandtheflashmovie.com
Three-time Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep goes electric and takes on a whole new gig – a hard-rocking singer/guitarist – for Oscar®-winning director Jonathan Demme and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody in the uplifting comedy Ricki and the Flash. In a film loaded with music and live performance, Streep stars as Ricki, a guitar heroine who gave up everything for her dream of rock-and-roll stardom, but is now returning home to make things right with her family. Streep stars opposite her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer, who plays her fictional daughter; Rick Springfield, who takes on the role of a Flash member in love with Ricki; and Kevin Kline, who portrays Ricki’s long-suffering ex-husband.