Hollywood joins Royal Family to raise funds and awareness for Greek NGO, PRAKSIS (Photos)
Now, wearing dresses and great boots is what makes me comfortable, which equals confident.” Adds Sharon Klein, 20th Century Fox TV’s executive vp casting and talent: “We may work in a corporation, but it’s a creative corporation. We’re working with filmmakers. We can’t walk in like ‘suits.’ We’ll shut them down. We have to blend in to a degree — and stand out to a degree, too.” And how is this feat accomplished? For one thing, none of the women here works with a stylist. “I hired one once,” admits Kroll. “I hated everything she sent me. I like to shop for myself. You get to think about something other than work.” Says UTA partner and motion picture agent Blair Kohan (Mindy Kaling, Lena Dunham): “Fashion is an expression of emotion and creativity. The moment you dress for ‘power,’ it stops being fun. It’s not about power anymore — it’s about confidence.” Below: Stephanie Herman For Hollywood women, confidence is in the heel height.
I’m From Hollywood – how Andy Kaufman tried to combine comedy and wrestling
(See an article on the top 5 biographical docs about comedians here ) However, it was that quality that made him stand out in show business. It was his unique mind that led to his unique act that led to his Hollywood success. It was also his unique mind that caused his obsession with professional wrestling. An obsession that hurt his career. Nobody before him and nobody since him has ever been anything like Andy Kaufman. As a young Robin Williams puts it in this film, Andy made himself the premise, and the entire world the punch line. When he started wrestling Kaufman had already become famous for his role as Latka on the smash hit sitcom Taxi and his appearances on Saturday Night Live. In Kaufmans live performances he would invite women in the audience to wrestle him, even offering a cash reward to any woman that could pin his shoulders to the mat. He would cast himself as the bad guy, or heel in wrestling terms, and say anything in order to get the audience to root against him in the matches. His extreme misogynistic comments offended many people who were not so willing to forget its just a character. When he took this act to the Mid-South professional wrestling territory in Tennessee it snowballed. He once tried to explain to the audience how to use a bar of soap. Needless to say, they hated him. This was also where he began his rivalry with Jerry The King Lawler, which is the central focus of the film. Without spoiling too much, Kaufmans Hollywood persona was the perfect antagonist to Lawler with his good ol boy southern charm. It made for an epic feud that included a famous scuffle on The Late Show with David Letterman.
Marenzi von Tagliuno und Talgate, Baron Clement von und zu Franckenstein my best friends Miss Jessica Kill and Mr. Max Ryan (yes, he is the much coveted heart throb from “Sex and the City 2”), international celebrity photographer Miss Nunu Domenech, our super attorneys Mr. Shahrokh Sheik Esq. and Mr. John Holcomb II Esq. of Kramer Holcomb Sheik LLP, leading music producer Mr. Qarim Brown and one of our most favorite Latin superstars Mr. Eduardo Verastegui (“Bella”) – were all incredibly honored to be attending and supporting. Jane’s list of well known personalities who further joined in support was extensive and included the lovely Ms. Nia Vardalos (“My Big Fat Greek Wedding”), the vivacious Ms. Sofia Milos (“CSI: Miami”), Ms. Vassy Karagioros (recording artist), Ms. Antoinette Kalaj (“Pirates of the Caribbean”), Ms. Ellen Hollman (“Spartacus”), Mr.
EDT October 14, 2013 In this undated handout photo provided by the Belgian government, the Belgian ship Pompei, owned by De Nul, is shown in unidentified waters. (Photo: Belgian Government) Mohamed Abdi Hassan was charged with hijacking a Belgian ship He was baited with a promise of a movie about piracy Prosecutor: Hassan is one of the most ‘important and infamous’ pirates SHARE 61 CONNECT 28 TWEET 2 COMMENTEMAILMORE BRUSSELS (AP) The alleged pirate kingpin thought he was going work in the movies. Instead he landed in jail. In a sting operation worthy of Hollywood, Mohamed Abdi Hassan was lured from Somalia to Belgium with promises of work on a documentary about high-seas crime that would “mirror his life as a pirate,” federal prosecutor Johan Delmulle said Monday. But rather than being behind the camera as an expert adviser, Abdi Hassan ended up behind bars, nabbed as he landed Saturday at Brussels airport. “(He’s) one of the most important and infamous kingpin pirate leaders, responsible for the hijacking of dozens of commercial vessels from 2008 to 2013,” Delmulle said. Abdi Hassan whose nickname, Afweyne, means “Big Mouth” was charged with hijacking the Belgian dredger Pompei and kidnapping its nine-member crew in 2009, Delmulle said. The Pompei’s crew was released after 10 weeks in captivity when the ship’s owner paid a reported $3 million ransom. Belgium caught two pirates involved in the hijacking, convicted them and sentenced them to nine and 10 years in prison. But prosecutors still wanted the ringleaders. “Too often, these people remain beyond reach while they let others do the dirty work,” Delmulle told reporters. Malaysian authorities almost captured the reclusive Adbi Hassan in April 2012, but a document from the Somali transitional government let him slip back home, according to a U.N. report last year that called him “one of the most notorious and influential” leaders of a piracy ring that has netted millions in ransom.