March 18, 2013 - 09:29 GMT hellomagazine.com Victoria Beckham has asked her favourite model to appear on the video footage of her new online shopping website Victoria Beckham seems to have a new favourite model. The former Spice Girl chose Polish beauty and model-of-the-moment Kasia Struss to walk down the catwalk last September to showcase her Spring/Summer 2013 collection for New York Fashion Week . David , loved the model so much that she also asked her to appear on the video footage of her new online shopping website, and tweeted her excitement. "Kasia for our new e-commerce site, coming soon! X vb" wrote Victoria . VIEW GALLERY CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE Kasia , 25, who also modelled Victoria's Fall/Winter 2013-2014 collection, is in demand. She has featured almost monthly in American Vogue since 2010 as well as appearing in editions for France, China, Russia, Italy and Germany. Vogue last year. Fellow model Ashika Pratt backed the look, saying, "Let's face it. A girl like Kasia Struss is going to look good in anything." Kasia , who was born Katarzyna Strusinka, was first discovered in 2005 when she sent her photos to a Polish teen magazine. She went on to complete high school in her home town of Ciechanów, before signing with a modelling agency to years later. VIEW GALLERY Victoria clearly feels that Kasia is a perfect fit for her designs. Victoria confident the website will stay true to her own voice. Cara Delevingne , who is dressed as a ballerina and dances on screen, while other models blow kisses at the camera and strut their stuff down a catwalk. … [Read more...] about Victoria Beckhams favourite model Kasia Struss
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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.
Photo: SAG AFTRA Last month, the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists — the labor union better known by its acronym SAG-AFTRA, though it’s my understanding most people just call it SAG — approved an “ influencer agreement ,” setting up a pathway for the now-ubiquitous creative class to gain membership and access protections typically afforded to more traditional forms of creative work. I learned this, of course, the same way I learn about most other economic developments in the influencer space, which is by reading Taylor Lorenz, who wrote an informative piece on the matter for The New York Times. What happens in influencer-land is increasingly pertinent to what happens here in podcast-land, in part because influencers as a talent ecosystem have flowed quite a bit into the podcast business in recent years, as they have just almost everywhere else as part of their search for greater revenue diversification. It’s also just interesting to see SAG-AFTRA, a staple component of the broader mainstream entertainment ecosystem which formed out of a 2012 merger between two unions that originated in the thirties, open its doors to this thoroughly modern creative class. It’s a move that theoretically creates value going both ways: As much as this story amounts to some mainstream recognition of this new influencer economy, it’s also about SAG-AFTRA working to keep up with the times. “Making it easier to cover this type of work has been a top priority for our organization,” said SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris in the press release about the approval . “As new ways of storytelling emerge, it’s imperative that we embrace and lift up these artists.” That’s all well and good, of course. The question, however, is the extent to which the union will adequately do that embracing and lifting for all other kinds of emergent artists and industries as well. Around the time the influencer agreement was approved, I spotted a … [Read more...] about Can the Screen Actors Guild and Podcasters Get Along?
I Got a Story to Tell achieves something notably slicker than your average Biggie murder story Photo: George DuBose At the heart of “ Juicy ,” one of hip-hop’s most indelible rags-to-riches anthems, is the world-beating joy of a Black boy from Brooklyn realizing his dreams are finally within reach. The lilt in the voice of the 21-year-old Notorious B.I.G. as he detailed quality of life improvements that new fame allowed — a Super Nintendo and a Sega Genesis, a nice television and a leather couch to watch it on, bottles of champagne at the ready — is perfectly infectious. The boasts are modest, signs of the bleakness of prospects for inner city youth who didn’t come from great means, many of whom would never find chances to experience the world past streets they grew up in. “Juicy” plays with a familiar formula: As with early rap gems like Sugar Hill Gang ’s “Rapper’s Delight,” the Treacherous Three’s “Feel the Heartbeat,” or the Funky 4 + 1’s “That’s the Joint” and “Rappin and Rocking the House,” “Juicy” lifts its unstoppable bounce off a popular cookout anthem, New York post-disco icons Mtume’s “Juicy Fruit,” reimagining the music of the artist’s childhood as a launchpad for more adult concerns. What sets the Ready to Die staple apart from similar moments of pride throughout hip-hop history is that at the time of recording, things weren’t yet “all good” for Biggie. He had cut his teeth doing an impressive array of guest appearances by the summer of 1994, when he released the lead single from his debut album, most notably on remixes to Bad Boy and Uptown Records affiliates Craig Mack and Mary J. Blige’s “Flava in Ya Ear,” “Real Love,” and “What’s the 411?” He’d already shined on 1993’s “Party and Bullshit” and stole the show on “A Bunch of Niggas,” the closer on the Heavy D and the Boyz highlight Blue Funk . He’d been in The Source , the bible of 20th-century hip-hop, in 1992 thanks to his impressive demo tape. He didn’t have a hit record … [Read more...] about Biggie’s Story Finally Gets a Proper Retelling
February 28, 2021 - 08:16 GMT Sharnaz Shahid GBBO star Nadiya Hussain on why lockdown was special for her children and husband Abdal as she unveils exciting new venture with Next Since winning Great British Bake Off in 2015, Nadiya Hussain 's career has gone from strength to strength with a number of hit TV shows, book deals, and now, a brand new campaign with high-street fashion brand Next. Despite her success, the 36-year-old is first and foremost a doting mum to three children; sons Musa, 14, Dawud, 13, and daughter, Maryam, ten, whom she shares with husband Abdal. READ: Nadiya Hussain's 'no frills' second wedding was so romantic Loading the player... WATCH: Nadiya Hussain plays HELLO!/Goodbye! The couple, who have been married for nearly 16 years, found themselves among the thousands of parents who have had to navigate through the perils of homeschooling during the three nationwide lockdowns. DISCOVER: Here's why Nadiya Hussain rejected Strictly offer MORE: Celebrity bakes giving us lockdown inspiration - from Holly Willoughby to Nadiya Now, in an exclusive chat with HELLO! , the 36-year-old has opened up about how her family made lockdown life a little bit easier. Reflecting on the past 12 months, she shared: "I think we've all learnt lots of lessons. But equally that being said, we all just want to get back to something that's normal. We don't really know what normal is going to be like anymore after all of this. "I think in the last five or six years and certainly since having children, it's been go go go as I had my children in quick succession. And now I have realised how my nest is going to leave as quickly as they came into the world." The celebrity chef has teamed up with Next Having sacrificed so much this past year, Nadiya believes everyone should be kinder to themselves and give themselves a break. "It's about kind of taking stock of what … [Read more...] about Nadiya Hussain on why lockdown was special as she unveils exciting new venture – EXCLUSIVE
February 28, 2021 - 19:29 GMT Emmy Griffiths All the new and returning faces joining Jason Watkins and Tala Gouveia for series two of the hit murder mystery drama ITV detective drama McDonald & Dodds returns this weekend, and we're so excited to see what series two has in store. MORE: McDonald and Dodds: everything we know about series two The show follows Jason Watkins and Tala Gouveia as an unlikely duo thrown together to solve complex crimes – and discover that they need each other more than they ever expected. So who are all the new and returning faces joining the stars for series two? Keep reading to find out... Loading the player... WATCH: Did you watch series one of the murder mystery? Tala Gouveia as DCI McDonald As an ambitious, driven police officer, Tala said that it was a "fantastic" part to play. Speaking about her character she said: "She is a great female lead and as a young woman of colour, is the boss of a middle-aged white man. That’s partly what drew me towards it. It’s a little bit different and not necessarily the representation I have seen growing up or watching detective shows." Tala Gouveia as McDonald She continued: "There have always been women on screen but often they have been there to support the storyline of the men. However, the women in McDonald and Dodds are very much part of it. They are there to support the story, not support another character's storyline." Tala has previously starred in Go Jetters, Cold Feet and Plebs. Jason Watkins - DS Dodds Jason Watkins plays DS Dodds, a quiet and unassuming officer with a clever mind who has the opposite approach to McDonald. Viewers will recognise the actor from his many crime drama roles including Line of Duty, Des and Safe House. He also played Prime Minister Harold Wilson in season three of The Crown . Jason Watkins as Dodds Opening up about his … [Read more...] about McDonald & Dodds: Meet the cast of series two of the ITV detective drama