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Why Does Queen Elizabeth Wear Gloves?

Over the many years that Queen Elizabeth has occupied the throne, there are a few things that stand out when it comes to her attire such as a bright colored coat, her matching hat, always a huge brooch, and lastly, her perfect gloves!  She has also been known to wear many different sunglasses in many different colors including blue, yellow, and fuchsia.

Back to the question about the gloves.  Actually, there is a really good reason, the queen must shake a lot of hands during the course of a day.  She is constantly exposed to germs so her gloves protect her!

Ever since her honeymoon in 1947, the glove manufacturer Cornelia James has kept the queen in a large supply of gloves.  Genevieve James, the current director, and daughter of Cornelia told Good Housekeeping, the gloves may serve a practical purpose but have also become her trademark over the years.

In 1947, the royal couturier Norman Hartnell, who designed the queen’s wedding dress, ordered a suitcase of James’ gloves.  James was well-known for his gloves coming in a multitude of colors as well as traditional shades which the queen loves.

Family Business

In 1979, manufacturer Cornelia James received her Royal Warrant as the official glove manufacturer to Queen Elizabeth.  After Cornelia’s death in 1999, her daughter took over the business.  It’s estimated that since that time, the company has made around 60 to 70 pairs of gloves for the queen.  Genevieve said that she can tell the difference between her creations and those of her mother’s.

Unlike your standard glove, the queen’s gloves are made from pure cotton with a suede-brushed finish. Another favored style of gloves uses a lighter Swiss jersey.  The gloves are from the Francesca or Regina collection and the length is customized for the sleeves to reach 5 inches from the base of her thumb to her arm.  This allows the gloves to reach beyond the cuff of her coat and keeps her wrists covered.

The queen has been known to keep at least 2 or 3 gloves with her at all times.  The queen is also known to be thrifty, she is likely to get her gloves washed and/or repaired due to the cost of £110 per pair. The queen has been known to keep her gloves for 40 years.  The royal family has always wanted to appear as economical, not wasting money.

It’s believed the British people are in favor of their economic spending, seeing the family in a much more favorable light. I’m sure we would all love to have these incredible gloves to add to our fashion statement, but for now, let’s just say “God Save The Queen”!

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Gordon Ramsay Posts Pictures Of Raw Food. Why?

When you are cooking for your friends, you can pretty much serve whatever you want.  But raw food? You might want to store that in a folder labeled “What Not To Serve At A BBQ”.

That’s probably easier said than done when you are a famous international chef.  The food you prepare is going to be noticed by millions of people.  That’s a given for Gordon to deal with on a daily basis.

He has spent years shouting at chefs in kitchens, making derogatory comments about their sandwiches because they couldn’t seem to grasp how to cook a simple egg.

He is well-known for berating others and making comments that are a far cry from decent. Rarely does he have the focus turned on him or his cooking skills? It seems the tables have turned and many people have taken issue with his latest concoctions during a BBQ.

Controversial Chateaubriand

That said, people had taken issue with one of his latest accomplishments in the kitchen and placing it on social media revealing a delicious looking Chateaubriand.

The dish is served on a wooden board with a Bearnaise sauce, tomatoes, and green garnish.  The pictures, alone, will definitely stir up your appetite, but some people had questioned when the meat was going to be properly cooked?

His post was covered in comments from people saying the meat was way too raw to serve for their liking.  One person said, quite sarcastically, that if they could get a veterinarian on the scene quickly, he or she could probably resuscitate the poor cow.

Others have suggested that Ramsey place it back on the BBQ.

Secret Sauce

What many of these commentators do not understand, this is exactly how you serve Chateaubriand along with a Bearnaise sauce!  It is a tenderloin cut that is located between the sirloin and top sirloin parts of the cow.

Even though he’s not wrong, some people find the image a little beyond upsetting. Moving on to the popular online show, First We Feast, which consists of people asking questions while eating hot wings.

What you might call hot wings might not be the same, these hot wings are super HOT!

Ramsey is the most requested guest on the show and it was his kids bullying him to go on.  They told their dad he is always shouting and screaming all day because he has a big mouth, but can he actually take on some of these hot wings?

During the interview, he couldn’t help but make negative comments about the hot wings, asking how long these wings had been cooked and followed up with “because they are a bit “f**ing” overcooked. He said one of the wings looked like his grandfather’s big toe and quite simply they are just not good.

He managed to take on the wings but as the heat started to rise, he started breaking into a sweat and started tearing. Final comment, as he wiped back tears, he said “I haven’t cried this much since AA Gill’s funeral”

Way to go First We Feast! What goes around, sometimes comes back around!

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3 Biggest Pop Culture Imaginary Stories And Rumors

People are bored. When people are bored, they tend to come up with weird and wonderful conspiracy theories, often about those that in the spotlight.

Some of them are eerily convincing (I personally believe Michael Jackson is chilling on a beach in Hawaii somewhere) while some are outright wacky. Here are the three best and funniest pop culture conspiracy theories that will have you scratching your head for the rest of the day.

Lorde is older

This conspiracy even sparked a South Park episode, so you know it’s good… when Lorde emerged with her hit “Royals” in 2013, a group of people dedicated to the truth claimed she was way older than her said age of 17.

Luckily this rumor didn’t gain too much ground and was put to rest when The Hairpin requested a copy of her birth certificate. Lorde happily complied, and it was proved that Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor was indeed born on Nov. 7, 1996.

Michael Jackson And His Sister Latoya Are The Same Person

While I am of the belief the King of pop is still alive, many have a wackier theory that Michael Jackson and his sister Latoya are one and the same (that picture of them together must just be some genius photo cropping)

Theorists seemed to ignore the fact that they have appeared together multiple times and that the two were born two years apart.

The Simpsons Predicted 9/11

It’s been a freaky phenomenon for years- the Simpsons creator somehow knows how to ‘predict things’ or so they say. In the shows ninth premier “The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson,” Lisa holds up an ad for a $9 trip to Manhattan that shows the “9” next to an image of the Twin Towers….apparently that translated as a 9/11 prediction somehow or another.

Coincidence or not you’ve got to admit its kind of freaky.

The episode was taken off after 9/11 occurred but has since been put back on rotation. It follows the Simpson family on a trip to Manhattan where their car was abandoned near the world trade center.

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The Rock Surprises His Stunt Double With An Amazing Gift

It’s not easy to be a stunt double, you get to do all the hard work while the movie stars take all the fame. This fact was not lost on  Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson who decided to reward his stunt double with a huge gift.

Skyscraper star rewarded his stunt double and cousin, Tanoai Reed, for all his hard work and physical suffering, surprising Reed with a new custom truck in an exchange that was shared in a video on Johnson’s Instagram page.

“Surprise” He wrote, “I love handing over keys I love you brother and enjoy your new truck!
Over the course of my career, my stunt double (and cousin) Tanoai Reed @samoanstuntman has broken multiple bones, severed tendons, torn ligaments & just been an overall dominating bad ass achieving several “Stuntman of the Year” honors.
All done with one goal in mind – deliver the best movie possible to the world. I had this custom pick up truck delivered just in time to surprise him (he’s still recovering from a stunt injury) while we give what he thought was going to be an interview about our careers together.”

He continued by saying ” As you’ll see the moment I put my hands on my hips, that’s the drivers cue to pull away and reveal the big surprise.
Not only does Tanoai represent our family and my career with relentless commitment and passion. He also represents an entire Hollywood stunt community that is truly the backbone of our business.
Love you uso and thank you for the blood, sweat, tears and years.
We’re just getting started. Enjoy your new truck!”

Reed also posted the video on his own account, writing that he was “still in complete shock” over the gift.

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Watch: Justin Theroux and Mila Kunis Answer Personal Questions

The Spy Who Dumped Me is currently the hottest action comedy out there, with Mila Kunis and Justin Theroux in the lead. While both are hot and loved around the world, only Justin is single and open for business. And yes, he is cute and cuddly as well (and is an avid dog lover!)

You could watch the film, but if you want to get to know Justin (and Mila) better, you should watch this video where Mila and Justin ask each other questions taken from Google.

For example: “What can Mila Kunis sing?” and then she bursts into singing, which was not pleasant for anyone in the room :-). Did you know the Mila had cataracts and went through eye surgery for it?

So the two just ask question taken from Google, and you can do it too: simply start typing your favorite stars’ name and see what comes up automatically. It’s fun to see what people are searching for on Google.

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Watch: Paul McCartney Crosses Abbey Road Again

There are a few photos in history that are set inside our collective memory, one of those photos is the iconic photo of the  The Beatles’ showing the quartet crossing Abbey Road. The Photo became the album’s cover and was taken just over a month before the LP’s release. The iconic album, Abbey Road, will turn 49 years old on Sept. 26.

This week Paul McCartney shared to his social media a video of himself crossing the street in the same demeanor to the applause of an onlooking crowd. He was on his way to the Abbey Road Studios for a surprise performance in support of his upcoming solo album, Egypt Station, which is due out on Sept. 7. Mary, Paul’s daughter, filmed the clip. You can watch it below.

The original Abbey Road photograph was taken on Aug. 8, 1969 by Iain Macmillan. In response to its legacy, Abbey Road Studios has launched a live stream that has continuously filmed the street since 2011.

Just like other Beatles albums Abbey Road was a monstrous success, selling over 4 million copies within the first two months of its release. It spent 12 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Albums chart. Since then it became a must own classic as of 2011, it had sold over 31 million copies worldwide.

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How Is LeBron James Single-handedly Reshaping The NBA?

In case you’ve been living under a rock lately, arguably the biggest news in NBA history broke out earlier this week: LeBron James is moving to the Los Angeles Lakers! This came as a huge shock to everyone, with even the most well-connected of sports journalists being taken by complete surprise.

Eight years ago James, then also with the Cleveland Cavaliers, made the bold decision to join Dwayne Wade’s Miami Heat project. At the time, James was vilified by Cleveland fans who went so far as to burn his jersey. Then NBA commissioner, David Stern, lambasted James calling the move “ill-conceived”. Even Michael Jordan mocked James saying he would never join a rival but try to beat them. James spent four seasons in a Heat team which also featured Chris Bosh. This all-conquering triumvirate of James, Wade, and Bosh reached four finals, winning two NBA championships during what was considered a successful stint. James certainly delivered on his promise to, “take my talents to South Beach“.

Eight years later, James leaves Cleveland once again, this time spending four seasons with his hometown team. In this time, the “super-team” phenomenon has caught on among both the minds of players and franchise owners. Golden State Warriors’ signing of Kevin Durant in recent times being the most noteworthy example. Over the course of time, the public has, by and large, come to accept players as the key cog which keeps the NBA machine spinning. Power has shifted from franchise owners to individual players.

This time around, James leaves a sinking ship having given his all to a team he carried to four consecutive NBA finals. Incredibly, James has featured in eight NBA finals in a row now, of which he has won three – two with Miami in four years, and one with Cleveland in four years. Thus, his thirst for success seems understandable given his poor return with Cleveland. Few would argue that it was him who carried Cleveland during his eleven cumulative years with the team. Yet he still kept his promise of delivering an NBA championship to Cleveland’s owner, Dan Gilbert, upon his return and this time leaves a hero.

The Lakers have reportedly signed James for four years. In fact, it is understood James even took a pay-cut to join Los Angeles despite having a better offer on the table from the Cavaliers. It is a well-known fact the Lakers are nowhere near the force they were a decade ago when were led by Kobe Bryant to three consecutive NBA finals, winning two. With many top-level players entering free agency this year, it might be the perfect time to re-build a Lakers super team.

The signing of Shaquille O’Neil by the Lakers in the late 90s changed the rules of the playing field for the better part of a half-decade. This time around, it seems the ramifications of James’ trade will redefine the NBA landscape and arguably re-shape it into a similar model to that of European Soccer’s richest clubs.

It took the legendary Laker, Magic Johnson, to convince James to join Los Angeles. Now it seems, it is James’ turn to deliver and correct his own finals record. This may be his final chance to settle once and for all who is the greatest of them all: Jordan, Bryant, or himself.

No matter which way you look at it, LeBron James is single-handedly taking the NBA into an era of unbridled player power, yet it is still the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy which remains the litmus test for determining the greatest players of all time.

Can James win three championships with the Lakers and beat Bryant’s overall record, or will he be gunning for four more championships and eclipse Jordan himself? Let’s wait and see.

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MoneyBall: 2018 World Cup Winner to Get $38 Million

The bar has been raised for this year’s world cup football tournament currently holding in Russia. The winner of the tournament will be walking away with $38 million. This figure is noticeably higher than the award handed over to Germany when it won the tournament three years ago.

FIFA announced that the total funds set aside for this tournament were $400 million, from this purse, the winning national team will be rewarded for their hard work and victory. Other participating countries are also expected to receive about $8 million each to cover costs incurred during this tournament. The national team that comes second during this football tournament will also receive $28 million. While the third and fourth national teams will get $24 and $22 million for their achievements.

From all indications, these rewards have been increased from the amounts paid three years ago. Every team gets something for their efforts as usual. The funds have been provided by FIFA from the revenues generated by the World Cup organizing body. In total, it is expected that the revenue will exceed $5 billion even with the minor setbacks experienced during the sales of sponsorships due to the investigations into corruption charges.

This was confirmed by the FIFA President Gianni Infantino who in a statement affirmed that the revenue is expected to be more than expected from the current financial projections.

It will also be recalled that about $100 million is still inaccessible from the previous world cup tournament held in Brazil. This money is disputed in the midst of some corruption charges still being investigated. The money in dispute would have been used to redeem pledges made by FIFA to promote grassroots football and women’s football as well as healthcare and the provision of social amenities in poor communities within Brazil.

In view of preventing disputes and fraudulent practices, Infantino has confirmed that funds will now be handled separately by a new organization that will also be in charge of handling the funding for projects to be done under his leadership.

FIFA has also made plans to acknowledge the winning team of the Intercontinental Cup which has been organized from 1960 to 2004. It is a competition between the champions of the European Cup and the Copa Libertadores. In 2005, the Intercontinental Cup was rebranded to become the Club World Cup which involved all continental champions. The next edition will be held in Abu Dhabi in 2018.

Infantino has however hinted that there are plans to review the Club World Cup to replace the Confederation Cup which is scheduled to hold in 2021. With these on-going plans, we expect to have a wonderful world cup tournament which has already started on an exciting note with the host country Russia winning their world cup game.

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Inspiring Women We Should Listen Too

We had a good year, though there were some sad events as famous and inspiring people passed away and the whole #MeToo campaign ruled the media. But overall, it was a year to learn new things that will be improved on and applied in the New Year. Notably, among the popular events, we observed three outstanding events involving women who were inspiring and many lessons were learned.

Oprah Winfrey’s Acceptance Speech

The first speech that shook the social media and the general public was Oprah Winfrey’s acceptance speech when she received the Cecil B. Demille Award. It was a speech that generated intense emotions from everyone in the crowd. We all thought it was a great speech that should indicate the change many entertainers and women have been waiting for all these years.

Oprah’s speech projected her advocacy for the confidence which should be at the forefront of every stand against injustice. She commended the #MeToo initiative which was born as a fight against the insubordination and victimization of women in the entertainment industry.

Oprah described a glowing culture which was rich with so many potentials many years ago but the greed and bias of many powerful men in the entertainment industry had eroded the values and plans that had been made to grow the industry while supporting upcoming talents who wish to find a place in the entertainment industry while doing the things they are passionate about.

She said, “And when the new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women…and some pretty phenomenal men fighting hard to make sure that the leaders that take us to the time when nobody has to say to Me Too again.”

It was a phenomenal speech which Oprah began by describing the events that attracted her to the entertainment industry in the first place. She also decried the seeming prosecution of the press and how it had lost its power in righting the wrongs that had been apparent for so long in the entertainment industry. It was an inspiring media moment that will be remembered by everyone for a long time.

 

Time Magazine Person of the Year

Our second most intriguing female moment from last year was the when Time magazine revealed its Person of the Year as the women who broke the silence regarding the abuse that was ongoing in the media and entertainment industry.

It was a revealing moment which shook the media, and everyone applauded the bravery of these women who gathered together to cry out the injustice they had experienced with the #MeToo campaign. It was a remarkable move by the Time magazine who had effectively confirmed to the whole world that they were interested in sustaining the #MeToo campaign by choosing these women as the Time Person of the Year 2017.

Contrary to the previous scandals which where “swept under the carpet” within a few weeks, the #MeToo campaign had gained a velocity and more prominence with the Time magazines acknowledgement of these exemplary women who had boldly made a stand to prevent other women from experiencing the horrific events they had to bear as employees in the media and entertainment industry.

Peggy Whitsun Breaking a Space Record

We have to admit the third most remarkable moment in 2017 where women shocked the world with incredible achievements is the announcement of Peggy Whitsun as the American astronaut who had spent the longest time in space, not just the female astronaut but the American astronaut for both genders.

The summary of her time spent in space includes a total of 665 days in space and accomplishing 122 million miles which she traveled in space, and she also made 4623 trips around the earth. This is truly an amazing record and an achievement not only for women but also for men. At the age of 57, she also remains the oldest woman to have made such voyages in space, and she has a record ten trips so far in her career as an American astronaut.

These were memorable moments that have inspired many people to chase their dreams and to remain resilient even in the event of obstacles along their paths to success. We hope that the New Year 2018 will be a year that we all achieve remarkable feats in our lives. One thing is for sure, the events we marked as memorable female moments in the past year made a substantial positive impact on many lives all across the globe.

 

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DiCaprio’s new fling- The Actors continues his modelizer ways

I am a huge Sex and the City fan. Despite that the show has been over for quite some time, I still find nothing more satisfying than binging on these juicy episodes after a long day. And although the plot is sometimes far-fetched, every now and then something happens in real life which bears a striking similarity to the lives of Carrie and her crew. Today has got me thinking of season one, episode two, ‘models and mortals’. In this episode, the girls lament the crazy trend of guys out there who will ONLY date models, and while that sounds kind of shallow and ridiculous, it seems we have our own modelizer in the flesh: Leonardo DiCaprio.

Only Models

Yup, this ridiculously talented actor is also ridiculously talented at keeping his dating track record ‘model only’ or as close to model as possible. Just last week DiCaprio was seen riding around New York with his most recent speculated fling Lorena Rae, a young German model. They were seen riding peacefully along the New York roads, and while paparazzi and armed security followed ensuite, it does seem as close to a ‘normal date’ as you get when it comes to Leo.

But normal is a hard word to use when describing the actors dating history. DiCaprio is known for his specific dating tastes, being that she must either be, or be fitting to be a Victoria Secret Angel. In fact, he has dated a total of ten Victoria Secret models in his time. DiCaprio, now 41, is also known for dating women far younger than him, usually in their 20’s. While some claim his dating, habits are every man’s dream, others claim it simply points out an extensive list of failed relationships and loneliness.

Chronicles of predetermined failures?

However it could also be that his relationships with his string of beauties is mutually beneficial: they get to be seen with a famous actor, and he gets to be seen with a beautiful woman on his arm. But is there something deeper going on? Amongst those of a sadder opinion is relationship guru Dr. Gilda Crale who coined DiCaprio a “modelizer”, which is someone who pursues fantasy women knowing it will probably not work out.

Some of the women on the list of Leo’s conquests are Victoria Secret models Gisele Bündchen, Israeli beauty Bar Refaeli, American model Kelly Rohrbach and some beautiful actresses like Blake Lively. However, all these women, regardless of the fact that the relationships came to an end had only warm things to say about DiCaprio. Such as Bündchen who claimed, “We were just not meant to be boyfriend and girlfriend, but I respect him enormously and I wish him nothing but the best.”

While Carrie Bradshaw would insist DiCaprio’s ways are the route problem of all the normal looking girls in the world, you’ve got to admit that The actor, with millions and millions in his bank account, and movies like Titanic, The Aviator and The Great Gatsby in his pocket, certainly does make a great catch. That is assuming he ever decides on being caught for good.

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If She Were Alive Today. England Celebrates Lady D’s Birthday With Commemoration and Re-Dedication

Had it not been for that fatal night on the 31st of August 1997, Princess Diana may very have been with us today. The princess of the people, whom many people around the world, even today, 20 years after her death, remember more as a saint than a person. Her tragic death cut her life short at the age of 36.

A Day of Mourning

Today, people from all over England paid tribute to the late princess by covering Kensington Palace’s gates with flags, pictures of her life and memory cards. The princess’s sons, Prince William and Prince Harry and the Spencer family didn’t forget her either. The two, accompanied by Kate Middleton, Prince George and Princess Charlotte and Lady Diana’s brother, the Earl Spencer gathered in a private ceremony Althorp House, where Diana is buried to rededicate her grave. The Oval Lake at the estate was recently redesigned – the first redesign in the estate in over 350 years.

Prince Harry, now aged 32 was 12 when his mother passed. As he matured, his later teens and early twenties were riddled with scandals, whom many have blamed on his mother’s death. In an interview that he gave to Newsweek the prince stated that walking behind his mother’s coffin on live-TV, was an ordeal left a negative imprint on his personality and behavior for almost 2 decades. His brother Prince William said in a different interview that the funeral was the hardest things he had ever endured. Both princes agree that today children would not have been subjected to such an ordeal.

No More!

The two princes and the British royal family (together with the English public and media outlets) have shown their disgust to paparazzi practices that they feel brought about the death of the princess. Witnessing firsthand the toll these practices had on their mother and subsequently on them, Prince William has been very protective of Kate, and the media has respected his requests.

In 2012 a French paparazzi photographer caught a frame of Kate topless and the English public were outraged and demanded the photographer be extradited to the UK and stand trial. None of the English tabloids would publish them and photographers Cyril Moreau and Dominique Jacovides couldn’t sell them. Eventually Closer magazine and a small regional paper did publish them. The owner and executive editor of Closer were tried in France, along with the former publisher of the French regional newspaper that also ran the photos and the photographers who took them. The verdict is scheduled to be given on 04 July 2017.

Still Loved

Lady D’s presence in her son’s life and the English public hasn’t ended there. Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton with his mother’s engagement ring, and the radiant Duchess of Cambridge has been compared in fashion style, public appearance an charity work to the Late Princes. Additionally, William and Harry are much more popular than their father, Prince Charles, the first heir to the English Throne, and have taken much of their mother’s character and avid charity work. Persistent rumors continuously circle the queen that she plans on handing the throne over to Prince William rather than her son due to his conduct with Lady Diana those these have never been verified.

If the American public can still pinpoint where they were when JFK was murdered, the English public bear the death of Princes Diana as a national trauma.

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Mary Tyler Moore’s Life Ended at the Age of 80

Mary Tyler Moore died on January 25th at the age of 80. Her representative Mara Buxbaum confirmed her death after short hospitalization in Connecticut to The Huffington Post. Buxbaum stated that she passed away in company of Dr. S. Robert Levine, her loving husband of over 33 years, and her friends. This TV icon was well known as actress, producer and also representative of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Her rep also added: “Mary will be remembered as a fearless visionary who turned the world on with her smile”.

Moore was born in 1936, in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in Los Angeles. She became internationally famous with 1960s sitcom “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” In 1970s, she was a central star of sitcom “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”. This show was unique as it was the first show to present Mary Richards, a 30-year-old non-married woman and TV news producer as a central character.

Moore’s character asked equal pay for her and her male co-workers, and also decided to use a pill. Show’s character inspired women to be seen as more that wives and homemakers and was a pioneer in the women’s liberation movement. Oprah Winfrey stated in a recent documentary about the actress that she influenced her career more than other people. Mary Tyler Moore said in 2002 CNN interview that her character was not aggressive, but definitely was a feminist. She also stated that situations were demanding such behavior.

Mary herself was also a fascinating person. Self-titled show was started in 1970 and she and Grant Tinker, her former husband, co-founded MTM Enterprises, a production company. The show will be later pitched to CBS. “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” won 29 Emmy awards during seven seasons, and held this record until 2002, when it was surpassed by show “Frasier”. Alan Rafkin, her friend and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” director stated in his autobiography that Mary was a true businesswoman primarily. He also added that although she was always in charge, people were not obliged to act in her manner; yet, no one ever forgot that she was the boss.

When the show ended, Moore continued to act in movies. Her appearance in 1980’s movie “Ordinary People” as a grieving mother brought her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress. Mary also appeared in “hot in Cleveland” with her former co-stars from “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”, actresses Betty White and Valerie Harper.

She was also an animal rights advocate. Moore founded Broadway Barks 15, an annual event in New York for the adoption of cats and dogs and fought for laws forbidding suffering of farm animals. In 1997 interview she stated that she would like to be somebody who made difference in lives of animals.

At the age of 33, actress was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. As a result of her disease, she was near blindness in recent years. She was also Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s international chairman and an advocate for research of the cure for diabetes. In 2009, she published a memoir entitled Growing Up Again: Life, Loves, and Oh Yeah, Diabetes.

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Chris Brown is About to Face Bankruptcy

We all know that Chris Brown is a big spender. His ex-manager said that his reckless spending habits will soon dry out his bank accounts and that he is getting too close to bankruptcy. If he doesn’t act quickly, a financial disaster could come even this year.

Michael Guirguis, Chris’s former manager, testified on the court that the star is spending an enormous amount of his money and that it is way beyond his means. He also said that at this pace, Chris won’t be able to get out of this situation and that his bankruptcy is inevitable.

Court paperwork is saying that the biggest problem is that Brown is spending more than he is earning by far. If you combine that with his unpaid bills and debt that is getting bigger and bigger, a major financial disaster doesn’t seem that weird.

His manager Michael Guirguis, who in the business world goes by “Mike G”, has seen these large amounts of money being spent with his own eyes. On December 22nd, Guirguis outlined Brown’s great amount of unpaid debt and his serious spending habits in a sworn statement for LA Superior Court.

“Brown’s Spending Habits and Solvency” is the title of one section of Guirguis’s testimony where he explains some aspects of Brown’s finances. The testimony says:” I have worked with Brown since 2012 and have witnessed firsthand Brown’s lavish spending habits. For example, Brown’s music video shoots often have exceeded his record label’s budget and Brown has paid out-of-pocket for the additional costs. These were, at times, six-figure overages.”

Brown also has a private jet and when it comes to traveling, the only transportation vehicle is that jet. Guirguis said:”Brown also travels on private jets domestically and internationally, and spends anywhere from $50,000 to $200,000 per trip.  He pays for this himself.” Another interesting fact is that Drai’s Nightclub in Las Vegas, who paid Brown almost 3 million dollars a year, fired him in July 2016 for unprofessional and violent behavior. This was just one of Brown’s self-destructing and self- sabotaging acts. On that matter, Guirguis stated in the testimony:”In July 2016, Brown was fired from his Las Vegas residency at Drai’s Nightclub.  Drai’s had paid Brown approximately $3 million a year.  Prior to terminating Brown, Drai’s Management Group, LLC had sent a letter warning Brown about his behavior.” Should we say that this gig was easy millions?

Guirguis gave the testimony because NiteVision, his management team, and he are suing Chris Brown after a violent argument between them. To make it short, after a disagreement, Brown attacked Guirguis, and the result was a break-up and subsequent lawsuit. Guirguis has a concern that if he wins at this court, Brown won’t be able to pay after all. We are talking millions in damages. Guirguis said:”As NiteVision’s chief executive officer, I am concerned about Brown’s future solvency and his inability to satisfy a judgment in NiteVision’s favor.  NiteVision will suffer great or irreparable injury if Brown is allowed to continue dissipating funds that are unlikely to be replenished through new sources of income.”

Chris Brown is not the only musician who managed to spend all of his money and drive himself to bankruptcy. Among many others, that list includes Toni Braxton, DMX, Lauryn Hill, Scott Storch, Rick Ross and 50 Cent.

LA Superior Court will proceed with a trial against Chris Brown on March 7th.

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The deaths of George Michael, Prince and David Bowie made us all go into tears

When we talk about music in 2016, there will probably be more musicians who’s careers ended, then the ones who just started getting our attention. Sadly, this calendar year was just like this; multiple music geniuses left us for, let’s hope, some better place.  The deaths of George Michael, Prince and David Bowie made us all go into tears, especially because of how unexpected they passed away. Before we were ready to let go of them, George, Prince and David were gone, although they should still be alive.

People who think that Michael’s professional career was not on the same level as David Bowie’s and Prince’s because his popularity was not that long, they are making a big mistake. Michael’s latter years were a little bit quieter, but nevertheless, this British native musician was able to deliver the most “catchiest” songs in his era with his unique and naturally soar voice. He was not shy of the genre that he got to the perfection with his gift that he was well aware of.

Michael once said in a 1988 Rollin Stone cover story:” If you listen to a Supremes record or a Beatles record, which were made in the days when pop was accepted as an art of sorts, how can you not realize that the elation of a good pop record is an art form? Somewhere along the way, pop lost all its respect. And I think I kind of stubbornly stick up for all of that.”

Beside his voice, Michael had other hidden talents that few people knew about. He was also a great studio musician and a producer. There was an extremely small number of collaborators on Michael’s 1987 Faith album, that was completely produced by him. Both Bowie and Prince shared Michael’s ability to evolve and that is exactly what made them all-timers. That is the same reason why these three brilliant musicians have a connection. All of them could stick to their early successes and try to replicate themselves, but they demanded more.

The movie Purple Rain and soundtrack that came out in 2001, were fueled by ambition because of Prince’s success of his singles two years before that. When “Space Oddity” hit the charts in 1969, Bowie invented a new type of performative rock that has almost a five-decade run. Both of them had some bold statements about sex, love and social defiance in their music but also in life. That made a “job” of a rock star not just to sing four-minute singles. Prince became a grand funk wizard and teacher to female rock artists.

Our imagination is captured by pop artists and they have critical and commercial success. But for how long does that last? Usually, it is just for only one song or album. Maybe, if they get lucky, it can last for a couple of years before the interest wanes, but that’s it. This year took George Michael, Prince and David Bowie. Although all of them forged wildly different paths, they will not be forgotten in hundred years from now, and who knows, maybe even more. Another common thing about these three is that thousands of musicians have tried to duplicate them, but only maybe a few have been able to do that. We can all learn a valuable lesson from them, and that is to never settle down for what already was.

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James Franco Mixes Art & Movie

Many actors just want to try themselves in another form of art, and if they succeed, they rarely have a chance to mix the two art forms into one piece. Well-known actor, who’s also an artist, James Franco reveals that he had the opportunity to combine his passions in his latest project. His newest Hollywood film, called “Why Him”, is a romantic comedy concentrated on a life of an eccentric young internet billionaire, played by Franco. The young billionaire is in love with the daughter of a character played by Bryan Cranston. The comedy follows the series of events that occur between these two men.

As his character is tattooed, this talented actor designed the majority of body art by himself. He said to the media: “I drew some of them, and I don’t think this is spoiler, but there’s a big tattoo on my back of the whole family.” He also confirmed that many paintings that appear in the movie are versions of his own works.  He said: “There’s a bunch of kind of silly paintings on the wall… some of them have been sold. They’re just replicas of the ones that have been sold.”

This is not Franco’s first appearance in the world of fine art. Two years ago, he faced huge embarrassment, when he made the homage to legendary photographer Cindy Sherman, which was displayed at Pace Gallery in New York. The event was widely panned by critics. He also regularly makes portraits of his star colleagues, such as comedian Randall Park, with whom he played in a comedy “The Interview” in 2015.

The Oscar-nominated actor also took part in a charity project AIDS charity RED, helping them raise money by giving fans a chance to win an artwork painted by Franco for a donation of at least 10$. Earlier this year, James also had a solo exhibition, named “Koo Koo” at the Siegfried Contemporary gallery in the Swiss ski resort of Gastaad. Visitors were able to see various displays of his bird paintings.

James Edward Franco was born April 19, 1978. His first significant acting role was the lead character Daniel Desario on the hit television program Freaks and Geeks. After that, he played the main role in the TV biographical film James Dean in 2001, for which he earned a Golden Globe Award. HE was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for the role in 127 Hours in 2010. Besides these awarded movies, he also played in Spider-Man, Pineapple Express (2008), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Spring Breakers (2012), Oz the Great and Powerful (2013), and King Cobra (2016) and had some TV roles in General Hospital and 11.22.63.

Franco was volunteering for the Art of Elysium charity, and teaching film classes at New York University, the University of Southern California, UCLA, and Palo Alto High School. He directed a documentary named Saturday Night, which shows a weekly life in the production of an episode of SNL. In 2010, the fictional character from General Hospital held an exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, while the real Franco had an exhibition at the museum, based on his soap opera experiences.

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