Photo-Illustration: Vulture and Photos by Getty Images 1912: The U.S. government breaks up the New York–based conglomerate Motion Picture Patents Company, a.k.a. the Movie Trust. This paves the way for a newly formed Universal to open studios in L.A. and attract more of the budding film industry. 1928: Each of the big eight film studios now opens in L.A., ushering in the “Golden Age” of film in Hollywood. At the same time, Schenectady stations W2XB and WGY transmit the first-ever televised drama, The Queen’s Messenger , to Los Angeles. Direct lines between the entertainment industries on the two coasts begin to be drawn. 1938: After more than a decade of operating solely out of New York, radio-broadcast rivals NBC and CBS confirm the pull of L.A. by opening studios there. 1939: The earliest commercial-TV experiments begin with NBC station W2XBS, establishing New York as the new medium’s hub of innovation. 1946: Contrary to conventional East Coast wisdom, director Jerry Fairbanks eschews live broadcast and pioneers multi-cam TV production in L.A. Sitcoms are not far behind. 1948: Vaudeville superstar comic Milton Berle hosts first televised variety show, The Texaco Star Theatre , for NBC in NYC. Growing television audiences go nuts. 1951: Despite a network pull to film in New York, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz insist on shooting I Love Lucy in L.A. The sitcom soon bumps Texaco as the nation’s No. 1 TV hit. 1954: Tonight Starring Steve Allen — late-night variety talk-show precursor to the juggernaut that is The Tonight Show — begins broadcasting from New York’s Hudson Theater. 1956: The Milton Berle Show , descendant of Texaco Star Theatre , ends its broadcast not in New York but in Los Angeles. Despite Berle’s leap west, The Ed Sullivan Show continues to broadcast out of NYC and showcases early nightclub comics such as Phyllis Diller and Jackie Mason. 1963: Budd Friedman opens his first Improvisation club … [Read more...] about The History of Comedians Moving Between NYC and L.A.
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Last modified on Feb 26, 2021 15:22 GMT Leanne Bayley Best eye masks for eye bags, crow’s feet and wrinkles: Combat tired eyes with masks from Estee Lauder, Elemis, ASOS and more. It can be hard enough to get six to eight hours of sleep every night without throwing in the added stress of the pandemic but, unfortunately for us, dark, puffy circles underneath our eyes can be a telltale sign. Enter eye masks! They not only help you look more awake (which is much-needed for those early work Zoom calls), but they can also help to treat fine lines. READ: 9 best supplements to help boost your health during lockdown Elemis's co-founder Noella Gabriel tells us: "The skin around the eye area is extremely fragile and can be one of the first places to show signs of premature ageing. The eye area is often neglected and if not looked after correctly, can become dry, puffy and congested and age your face beyond your years. An eye mask will help with all these skin concerns by providing an instant boost of deep hydration and having a cooling and anti-inflammatory effect." With that in mind, we have rounded up the best eye masks that need to be in your skincare kit ASAP. INCredible Cosmetics Party Recharge Under-Eye Masks INCredible Cosmetics Party Recharge Under-Eye Masks, £20, PrettyLittleThing SHOP NOW To celebrate the launch of the new Party Recharge Under-Eye Masks INCredible Cosmetics have teamed up with Crystal Artist Sara Shakeel. These glittering hydrogel masks are packed with hydrating hyaluronic acid, balancing niacinamide and cooling crystal extract. And even though we cant party right now these masks are sure to bring some sparkle and joy to your day, wear them to your Zoom meeting, when you’re homeschooling, o just when you’re taking the bins out! Ciaté London Energy Boost Eye Patches Ciaté London x Smiley World Energy Boost Eye Patches, £22, ASOS SHOP NOW … [Read more...] about 12 eye masks that will help get rid of puffy eyes
Today’s reminder that Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman killed by a police raid in Louisville, Kentucky, still has not received justice comes from John Oliver on Last Week Tonight. The February 28 episode focused on drug raids, which studies show police disproportionately use to target people of color, and how police officers are being incentivized with military equipment and training. “The obvious danger of fostering a militarized police culture that trains and equips officers like a lead in an action movie is that it can encourage them to act like that,” he said, pulling up footage of a 2017 raid in which officers blew down a door of a man they suspected of having cocaine (he did not). They then asked to watch his security-camera footage of their “awesome” destruction of property while he was still handcuffed. Not to mention the man’s dog was right in front of the door when it exploded. Say sorry! Even with warrants, which judges can approve electronically in seconds, police have made mistakes like raiding the wrong house and looking for people who were currently in federal prison, according to Oliver. The overuse of raids is traumatizing for the targets and the people of color who have to internalize a police force that “sees their lives as an opportunity for an action-movie cosplay.” “The police hitting the wrong address is just completely unacceptable when the stakes are so high,” he said, before digressing. “Even Edible Arrangements manages to deliver to the correct address, and that business is just pure chaotic evil. ‘Happy anniversary. Please enjoy this flavorless crucified melon.’” Speaking of flavorless melons, Oliver took time off the top of this week’s episode to call out Governor Andrew Cuomo. Just last week, two former aides accused him of sexual harassment , which he denied. On Wednesday, February 24, the same day the first accuser came forward , Cuomo went in front of the press and joked about giving his state senator a … [Read more...] about Covers the Police-Raid Culture That Killed Breonna Taylor
Last modified on Mar 02, 2021 16:56 GMT Danielle Stacey The Duchess of Sussex was granted a summary judgment in her privacy case against Associated Newspapers Ltd last month The Duchess of Sussex has been granted an interim £450,000 as payment towards her £1.5m legal costs in her privacy case against The Mail On Sunday and MailOnline. Tuesday's remote hearing followed Meghan's "comprehensive win" against Associated Newspapers Ltd (ANL), publishers of The Mail on Sunday and Mail on Sunday , whom she sued over five articles published in February 2019, which reproduced parts of a "heartfelt" handwritten letter sent to her estranged father Thomas Markle. The Duchess is also seeking a front page apology and a High Court order that the newspaper hand over any copies of the letter, and to destroy any electronic copies of it or any notes made about it. READ: Everything you need to know about Meghan and Harry's Oprah interview: what to expect, how to watch and more Loading the player... WATCH: Prince Harry tells Oprah he feared history repeating itself Meghan's legal team had asked for ANL to pay £750,000 within two weeks as "an interim payment on account" of the Duchess' legal costs in bringing the claim. At Tuesday's hearing, Lord Justice Warby also dismissed an application by ANL for permission to appeal against last month's ruling, saying it had "no real prospect" of success. The judge added: "The Court of Appeal, of course, may take a different view and the defendant has a right to renew this application to a Court of Appeal judge." Lord Justice Warby also granted the Duchess "a final injunction restraining misuse of private information," but he refused to grant an injunction in relation to Meghan's copyright claim, saying it would not be "appropriate" while parts of that claim are unresolved. MORE: Will Meghan Markle reveal her second baby's gender during Oprah Winfrey … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle seeks £1.5m in legal costs and front page apology in court case – LIVE UPDATES
He is very gorgeous to me. Photo: YouTube In spite of everything wrong with this awards season , there is one shining light, and it is the beautiful cherub that is 8-year-old Minari star Alan Kim . Gracing Jimmy Kimmel Live last night with his adorable cheeks, Kim talked about Minari ’s Golden Globes win and came out sporting his purple Tae Kwon Do belt. When Kimmel asked about his martial-arts side hustle, Kim said he used to be a blue belt, but he “took a test last Wednesday and [he] upgraded.” Guess he needed those skills before the Globes? Kim said he “guessed” he could beat Kimmel in a battle, which proved correct right at the end of the segment — Kim punched Jimmy in the stomach, but immediately asked, “Did that hurt?” Get him, Alan! In the interview, Kim also talked about the money he gets from the tooth fairy (payments range from from $2 to $20) and where he puts that money (a toy chest that he got from a Minari producer. And no, he would not tell Kimmel the password). Minari star and executive producer Steven Yeun also appeared on late night last night and commended the film’s child actors. “They’re just so pure, and they keep you honest,” he said. “When we were filming, they were so honest that, you know, you can’t mess up or else they’ll call you out. They were kind of policing us all throughout the shoot.” Good to know Alan now has the physical prowess to back this up, so Steven better watch out. Watch the full Jimmy Kimmel segment below: … [Read more...] about Alan Kim Has a Tae Kwon Do Purple Belt!!!!!!!!!!!
Nari Ward, Peace Keeper , 1995. Photo: Dario Lasagni/New Museum, New York The New Museum’s show “Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America” finds terrible beauty in the pain, rage, mania, and sorrow that form the continuing psychosis of this country’s obsession with race. Featuring 37 Black artists working in the United States from 1964 to today, it plumbs the long American night of racism with an eye on the poetics of abstraction, the possibilities of monochrome, and the documentation of bare facts. Together, these 97 pieces suggest Black artists have made the most important art of our time. It’s notable that this exhibition, with its themes of mourning and loss, was the last organized by the great Nigerian-born, Germany-based curator Okwui Enwezor, a visionary pioneer of international multiculturalism, who died of cancer in 2019 at the age of 55. Part of the big global art world that self-started in the early ’90s, Enwezor’s animating purpose as a curator seemed to be to declare a war on the apartheid within the institutional art world, which simply left artists from Africa out of exhibitions. Above all other curators of his generation, Enwezor brought contemporary African art and history to bear on the whole world, and he was unabashed about wanting power so that he could effect change. The show was incomplete at his death and has ably been brought to fruition using notes from and conversations with Enwezor by curators Naomi Beckwith and Massimiliano Gioni, artist Glenn Ligon, and independent curator-writer Mark Nash. Enwezor’s curatorial eye centered on an erotics of form, color, and structure; even the most difficult or didactic work in this show is packed with its own intellectual and visual pleasure. Unlike with similar exhibitions, you will not spend your time laboring over gassy wall texts. The U.S.-based artists Enwezor worked with are now well known, and that can make this show feel a little orthodox and official in its selections — … [Read more...] about Heartbreak and Resurrection in ‘Grief and Grievance’ at the New Museum