Archive for February 2017

Jimmy Kimmel Live! Going Bananas Over President Trump And The Hatchimals

You could say, that late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel is knocking his shows out of the ballpark this week. He’s on fire, and this time zeroing in on the hot Christmas toy, the Hatchimal and of course, the country’s new President Donald Trump.

 

There is actually a class action-lawsuit against the Hatchimals maker, because some parents claim these toys are not hatching as advertised. The $80 Hatchimal is the fuzzy interactive toy that hatches out of an egg. Apparently, angry moms and dads believe an unhatched Hatchimal is terrible for a young child, causing frustration, tears and disappointment.

 

Parents claim their kids followed the instructions included in the packaging in attempts to hatch the toy but to no avail. The creatures remain in their eggs, unhatched.

 

Jimmy Kimmel poked fun at the toy, creating a spoof, The Disappointamals. Watch the hilarious sketch here on YouTube.

 

Jimmy Kimmel also nailed President Trump in this too funny spoof trailer, as seen here on YouTube. The trailer has fun with the number one movie in America, The Split. The flick is about a kidnapper with multiple personalities. Except in Jimmy Kimmel’s Split 2, a sequel to the movie, he features President Trump in the lead role.

 

In the real movie thriller, The Split, actor James McAvoy plays the role of a man with 23 personalities. In Jimmy Kimmel’s trailer, Trump also has 23 personalities. The funny bit is less than 2 minutes long but knee-slapping and a must-see.

 

 

 

Stephen Colbert Set to Host the 2017 Emmy Awards

The 2017 Emmy Awards have found their host: late night comedian Stephen Colbert. The ceremony, which will air on September 17, is an annual celebration of the best in television.

 

Colbert, who can currently be seen on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS, has never hosted the Emmys before. He is no stranger to the ceremony, however. Over the course of his television career, he has been nominated for 27 Emmys and has won nine. Most of these nominations come from his tenure on The Colbert Report, where he played a satirized version of a political pundit.

 

This will be Colbert’s first time hosting an awards show, but the comedian has experience hosting high-profile events. He presided over the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in 2006, where he delivered a much talked about comedic monologue.

 

When Colbert was announced as the 2017 Emmys host, the chairmen of the Television Academy said that they were delighted to work with him. Jimmy Kimmel hosted the previous ceremony, which saw Game of Thrones and Veep take home the top honors. The 2017 nominations have not yet been announced. Nominations for everything from best drama to best variety special are due to be released on July 13.

 

Late Show with Stephen Colbert has gotten a big rating boost from the recent election. His ratings are up 16 percent since last year. Colbert honed his comedy skills on The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, and the current political climate has given him plenty of comedy fodder. He even hosted an election night special called Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Night: Democracy’s Series Finale. He is expected to bring his particular brand of sharp wit to the Emmy Awards ceremony.

 

 

Corden Set to Host Grammys

On February 12, late night talk show host James Corden will be hosting the Grammys. The event will feature the biggest stars in music, and Corden and the performers will be taking the stage at the Staples Center in LA.

 

Corden began his career working as an actor, performer, writer, and host for various shows in the UK. As he ascended the entertainment ranks, he began to get noticed in the states. He became the host of The Late Late Show, which airs on CBS, in 2015.

 

He’s gained fame for his Carpool Karaoke segments. He’s driven around LA with the likes of Adele, Justin Bieber, One Direction, and Mariah Carey while belting out popular tunes. These videos on YouTube have received millions of views.

 

As the night of the Grammys approaches, Corden is busily preparing for his prominent role. In interviews with the media, he has said that he plans on focusing more on overall fun than specific jokes or sketches. The Staples Center will be filled with musicians and industry professionals who will want to have a good time while honoring their distinguished colleagues, and it might not be the right place for the type of comedy that he’s known for.

 

Fans of Carpool Karaoke should be ready to see a different side of Corden. The Grammys is a tightly controlled event that packs in performances from various genres, and there probably won’t be time to include clips that show spirited karaoke singing.

 

Late Night Television Show Writers Should Be Careful What They Tweet

The late night television show Saturday Night Live has a reputation for annoying the rich and powerful. Many of the skits and jokes on the television show poke fun at famous entertainers and politicians. However, the comedy isn’t always meant to be mean spirited. In fact, many of the show’s targets are often invited to host Saturday Night Live. This casual alliance makes some of the barbs easier for the rich and powerful to take.

 

Unfortunately, some writers for Saturday Night Live don’t understand exactly where the line is drawn. Katie Rich, a writer for the late night television show, recently found this out the hard way. Drawing the ire of folks on the right and on the left, Rich tweeted something about Barron Trump, Donald Trump’s 10-year-old son. The tweet came during the inauguration. Here, many people saw Barron Trump for the first time. He did nothing offensive. He handsomely waved with his father. However, Katie Rich somehow saw the boy as a prime target. She tweeted a message that said Barron would be our country’s “first homeschool shooter.” Not surprisingly, the tweet was poorly received.

 

The tweet was offensive on at least two levels. First, the children of presidents in America are generally considered off limits. If Rich read the news, she would have known a reporter was lambasted in 2014 for mocking the attitude and outfits of Obama’s daughters at an event. Second, the tweet was rather calloused towards gun violence.

 

Hopefully, Rich will be able to find a new gig.

 

Omar Boraie and Rutgers University

In order to improve the field of precision medicine at Rutgers University, the Omar Boraie Chair in Genomic Science was established.

According to Newswise, The the State University of New Jersey, also known as Rutgers University, know has a new academic chair. This was possible thanks to Omar Boraie, a prominent real estate developer from New Brunswick, New Jersey. He made a pledge, which consists of donating more than $1.5 million to the University’s 18 chair challenge campaign. The campaign was also possible thanks to a donation of more than $55 million on behalf of an anonymous individual. The Omar Boraie Chair in Genomic science will possibly bring better insights in the field of precision medicine.

Precision medicine, prominently through genomic science, http://patch.com/new-jersey/newbrunswick/omar-boraie-chair-genomic-science-established-rutgers-cancer-institute, has been bringing fresh insights in the field of cancer research. It is unconventional and actually more precise in regards to how it deals with tumors, for example. By treating patients according to their unique genetics, oncologists can administer better individualized therapies instead. Genomic Science has been found to be helpful for those that have rare types of cancer. It has also helped people that have become immune to certain types of treatments. Rutgers Cancer Institute, which is part of Rutgers University, was one of the first medical facilities in the United States to implement genomic sequencing in cancer research, something unconventional.

Omar Boraie, a business magnate and financial expert, has also a rigorous background in the scientific field of chemistry. For many years, he has been interested in cancer research. And he hopes too that more people in the future will obtain the benefits of precision medicine. According to Robert S. DiPaola, the current director of Rutgers Cancer Institute, Boraie’s monetary donations will leave a legacy in the medical field.

Shridar Ganesan, who is considered to be one of the best oncologists in the world, will lead the Omar Boraie Chair in Genomic Science. Ganesan, who once did research for Harvard’s medical school, is also a director for transnational science and a professor of medicine for Rutgers University. The medical professional and scientist, other than being honored because of his nomination, thinks that there is still a lot to learn about cancer biology. But Genomic analysis has been proven to be incredibly helpful. Cancer is much more complicated than previously thought. Thus, because genomic analysis is superior in regards to understanding tumors, it must continuously be sought after by the medical community.

Reference: https://www.bloomberg.com/profiles/companies/0601263D:US-boraie-development-llc

Jimmy Kimmel Live! Going Bananas Over President Trump And The Hatchimals

You could say, that late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel is knocking his shows out of the ballpark this week. He’s on fire, and this time zeroing in on the hot Christmas toy, the Hatchimal and of course, the country’s new President Donald Trump.

 

There is actually a class action-lawsuit against the Hatchimals maker, because some parents claim these toys are not hatching as advertised. The $80 Hatchimal is the fuzzy interactive toy that hatches out of an egg. Apparently, angry moms and dads believe an unhatched Hatchimal is terrible for a young child, causing frustration, tears and disappointment.

 

Parents claim their kids followed the instructions included in the packaging in attempts to hatch the toy but to no avail. The creatures remain in their eggs, unhatched.

 

Jimmy Kimmel poked fun at the toy, creating a spoof, The Disappointamals. Watch the hilarious sketch here on YouTube.

 

Jimmy Kimmel also nailed President Trump in this too funny spoof trailer, as seen here on YouTube. The trailer has fun with the number one movie in America, The Split. The flick is about a kidnapper with multiple personalities. Except in Jimmy Kimmel’s Split 2, a sequel to the movie, he features President Trump in the lead role.

 

In the real movie thriller, The Split, actor James McAvoy plays the role of a man with 23 personalities. In Jimmy Kimmel’s trailer, Trump also has 23 personalities. The funny bit is less than 2 minutes long but knee-slapping and a must-see.

 

 

 

President Trump Ribbed for First Weekend Plans by Stephen Colbert

Newly sworn-in President Donald Trump probably will not lose too much sleep worrying what comedians say about his first few days in office. As it turns out, though, late-night comedians have plenty to say. Stephen Colbert took some time to poke fun at the President last week.

President Donald Trump commented that he would get serious about executive orders after the weekend inauguration celebrations, to avoid mixing the celebration with the signing of the orders. The Huffington Post reports that Colbert joked with the Times of London about the President’s statement. Wondering how celebration and signing can be confused, the comic quipped, “‘I’m sorry, I thought I was giving out an autograph; instead I accidentally gave back the Louisiana Purchase.’”

Stephen Colbert has a long history of mocking Republican politicians and Donald Trump specifically, so this will surely be the first of many Colbert jokes about President Trump. For late-night hosts, a new President represents a new target for humor, and Trump’s outspoken nature will undoubtedly create many opportunities for humor.

President Barack Obama appeared on various late-night shows during his Presidency, and one has to wonder whether President Donald Trump will do the same. A meeting between Stephen Colbert and Donald Trump could lead to hilarity. We can only hope that Colbert will manage to land Trump as a guest sometime in the future.

 

Bryan Cranston Talks New Autobiography On Fallon: You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

The name of the book is called A Life In Parts, and it’s actor Bryan Cranston’s autobiography. The book is receiving rave reviews and being called by many, a beautiful and honest celebrity memoir that will have you laughing and crying throughout.

 

The talented star sat down with Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” recently, to promote his fascinating life story. The 60-year-old actor was actually born in Hollywood, a town that would create the man we’ve all known to come and admire.

 

The book is full of amazing parts and an engrossing read. Cranston charmed Jimmy Fallon with a great memory about his brother and himself working at a Daytona Polynesian restaurant back in the 1970s. The head chef was called Peter Wong, and the Cranstons hated him. He was mean and miserable. Each night, the restaurant would have a waiters’ meeting before the dining crowd came in, and employees would reveal how they would kill Peter Wong if given the opportunity.

 

Jimmy Fallon was howling with laughter, as Cranston decided he would slice the head chef in tender pieces. The season came to an end, and the Cranston brothers left town on their motorcycles for a new adventure. Suddenly, the Daytona Police stopped by the restaurant to ask if any former employees had talked about hurting or killing Peter Wong. The waiters named the Cranston brothers, and police put out an APB for them.

 

Of course, the bros were innocent, but quite a hilarious tale.

Stephen Colbert Following Trend By Hosting Emmys

Following in the same vein as every recent awards show of note, the CBS-produced 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards announced that Stephen Colbert will be hosting the festivities. When CBS had the Tony Awards, it named late-night talk show host James Corden as the emcee. NBC uses Jimmy Fallon when it has an awards show to produce, like the Golden Globes earlier this month. And ABC leans on its late-night Jimmy, Jimmy Kimmel.

 

The trend is obvious and rather intelligent. Each network wants to have a good show with an able host leading the way. Who better to pop in and out of a conversation to keep the show moving like a talk show host? Each network knows its man (or men, in CBS’ case) is capable of such a job because it sees him night after night.

 

The bonus of this technique is getting “free” publicity for each channel’s late-night man. Surely CBS will make it known that Colbert, the upcoming Emmys host, happens to have his own show that viewers can check out weeknights on CBS!

 

One more factor plays to Colbert’s favor in this instance. Colbert is more politically charged in his comedy and nature than any of his main competitors on network television. As Rolling Stone points out, CBS may be hoping to gather a slightly bigger audience with those tuning in to see where Colbert goes with his opportunity. As surprising as it may sound, this will be the first time Colbert has ever hosted the Emmys.

 

Brown Modelling Agency Leads Southern Region Industry

The Brown Agency is the modeling agency that gets talked about in Texas.

It was Brown Agency that truly elevated the Texas modeling industry to a world-class standard of operation.

Models from the Brown Agency have gone on to work all over the world, in countless huge events like New York Fashion Week, Miami Swim week, Dallas Fashion Week, Austin Fashion Week, and for clients like Louis Vuitton, Dell, Toyota, L’oreal, Formula 1 Racing, and many others.

The Brown Agency was also recently recognized by Models.com as one of the best modeling agencies in the world.

The Man Behind Brown Agency

Justin Brown is the man behind the Brown Agency, and it was Justin who brought the big-market agency mentality to Texas. Justin is heralded for taking Austin from a mid-market town and creating an industry that is recognized as among the best in the world.

Justin has clearly worked diligently to help show the path for the Central Texas community as to how to better accommodate a thriving entertainment and show business. He has sculpted the Texas and Louisiana modeling industry into one that is ready to do business with global clients.

That’s why Brown Agency models are cast by thousands of commercial, film and theatrical work all over the world.

Geographically speaking, the Brown Agency traditionally draws primarily from Central Texas, as well as greater Texas and Louisiana, and the American Southwest, priding themselves on having the keen eye to choose the best, most elegant, beautiful, and dependable talent the area has to offer.

The Brown Agency is always at the center of attention in the Lone Star State’s modeling world.

It’s no secret they have the most fun, and throw the best parties, so Brown Agency events are always turning heads. Brown has put on incredible 4th of July events, and their Central Texas fashion shows always make Austin news.

While it’s no doubt the people behind the Brown Agency know how to have fun, Brown shows also have a feeling of warm camaraderie that other big market events sometimes lack.

Dealing With Imitators

The Brown Agency is the most imitated in Texas. Fake agents claiming to work for Brown go around urban areas all the time, malls, sidewalks, trying to get a second conversation with a beautiful young stranger. The Brown Agency recommends always calling into their offices if someone spoke to you claiming to work for Brown.

The Brown Agency was founded in conjunction with the world-renowned Wilhelmina Austin agency in 2010 and is famous for featuring the best talent at the highest world-class standards.

The Brown Agency has offices in Austin and Dallas. In Austin, there’s an alternative culture that feels mainstream. Typically clients are looking for edgy, with tattoos and piercings, or dyed hair with funky cuts. Dallas is, of course, the conservative cousin to the north, offering more traditional corporate work.