Paula Abdul planning 'spectacular' 60th birthday bash | Entertainment | crowrivermedia.com

Paula Abdul planning ‘spectacular’ 60th birthday bash | Entertainment | crowrivermedia.com

She told ‘Entertainment Tonight’: “I’m gonna do something big. Maybe charter a yacht or go somewhere exotic (and) take some friends.”.
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‘Derringer in the Morning’ radio show placed on hiatus amid misconduct investigation | CBC News

A popular morning radio show in Toronto has been put on hiatus amid allegations of verbal abuse and…
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Katie Price pleads guilty to breaching restraining order | Entertainment | crowrivermedia.com

Model and OnlyFans content creator Katie Price has pleaded guilty to breaching a restraining order against her ex-husband Kieran Hayler’s fiancée …
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Student and Derry Girls fan writes dissertation about hit show | UTV | ITV News

Student and Derry Girls fan writes dissertation about hit show | UTV | ITV News

“I just think the humour is just so authentic. I remember going into school the day after the first episode aired and everyone was talking about it, …
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Centuries of shipbuilding celebrated at South Shields Museum

With detailed descriptions and exhibits, South Shields Museum & Art Gallery has pieced together…
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In Defence Of Ricky Gervais: Why People Need To Get A Sense Of Humour, Stat! – YouTube

In Defence Of Ricky Gervais: Why People Need To Get A Sense Of Humour, Stat! … The Sun’s political columnist Anthony Furey says comics like Ricky …
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Sony, HBO and Disney Executives Take Home Variety's Entertainment Marketing Visionaries Award

Sony, HBO and Disney Executives Take Home Variety’s Entertainment Marketing Visionaries Award

On Tuesday, the Variety Entertainment Marketing Visionaries Award, presented by Spotify Advertising…
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Steven Tyler enters treatment, Aerosmith cancels shows | National Entertainment | pentictonherald.ca

BOSTON (AP) — Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has voluntarily entered a rehabilitation program, f…
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Edgeworks Entertainment unveils space terraforming sim TerraGenesis: Landfall | VentureBeat

Alexander Winn, founder of Edgeworks Entertainment, is creating the space sim, TerraGenesis: Landfa…
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TikTok teams up with JD Sports to celebrate the UK rap scene | Complete Music Update

TikTok teams up with JD Sports to celebrate the UK rap scene | Complete Music Update

TikTok UK has teamed up with JD Sports to launch a three-part series of programmes celebrating rap…
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Valve wins Sports Emmy for Dota 2’s The International 10 grand finals – Dot Esports

The International is not only the biggest Dota 2 tournament every season, but it also brings a lot …
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Sports Illustrated ‘Is On Fire Right Now’ – Forbes

Sports Illustrated’s June 2022 issue reflects on 50 years of Title IX. Sports Illustrated Media Group, which also includes The Spun, FanNation, The Hockey News, Morning … [+] Read and Athlon Sports, reached more than 92 million unique views in January. The hard-hitting observation—and partial truth—was a line in “What Will Become of Sports Illustrated?” published in The Ringer on April 11, 2018. As much a part of the American fabric as baseball, hot dogs and apple pie, Sports Illustrated, the go-to source for sports for more than 60 years, “seems to be dying” penned Michael MacCambridge, who also wrote The Franchise: A History Of Sports Illustrated Magazine a decade prior. Sports Illustrated publisher Time Inc. laid off or bought out 300 employees in June 2017. Magazine subscribers were down from 3.2 million a decade prior to 2.75 million. The once-weekly magazine trimmed its number of issues from 50 to 46 in 2016, then again to 38 a year later. SI was reduced to a biweekly publication in 2018 as subscribers and advertisers abandoned print magazines in favor of digital and social content. The future of the iconic brand that “legitimized sports” according to former TIME managing editor Ray Cave was in doubt as Sports Illustrated was being shopped around for the second time in a year; the male-centric sports publication was the outlier in Meredith’s portfolio of female-focused publications including People, Better Homes & Gardens and Martha Stewart Living. But on May 27, 2019, Authentic Brands Group gave Sports Illustrated a much-needed lifeline after purchasing the brand’s IP for $110 million and licensed its publishing rights to The Maven, which rebranded as The Arena Group in September 2021. While the SI of today is no longer your father’s Sports Illustrated, the brand has grown and evolved, and, it could be argued, is stronger than ever. “This brand is on fire right now,” says Dan Dienst, executive vice chairman of Authentic Brands Group. “It’s very relevant, and it’s becoming even more relevant. Like it overcame “bumbling early years” after first being published in August 1954, Sports Illustrated has evolved with the times as Millennials, Gen Z and Generation Alpha are able to consume news and entertainment 24-7 at their fingertips. What used to be a weekly print-only magazine has evolved into an entire brand ecosystem extending into content and media, hospitality and tourism, betting, fashion and apparel, and live events. In 2020, Sports Illustrated became a monthly publication, publishing 12 issues per year as well as seven special edition issues, including its annual Swimsuit Issue and SI Kids, while ABG launched the first-ever Sports Illustrated Awards as well as SI Studios. Ticketing and gambling verticals were launched the following year with the debut of SI Tix and SI Sportsbook; the latter currently operating in partnership with 888 Holdings in Colorado and Virginia. Ecommerce marketplace SI Shop also launched that year, while SI threw its inaugural Formula 1 event at the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas. Authentic Brands Group, whose mission is to “evolve, transform and reimagine global brands” including Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Nautica, Muhammad Ali, David Beckham and Reebok, hasn’t stopped there. Sports Illustrated will expand into hospitality and tourism with SI Resorts—the debut location is expected to open later this year in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, while a second location is planned for Orlando in 2024. The brand also partnered with JCPenny to launch a performance-driven clothing line for men, women and kids in January while also introducing other fashion-focused collaborations with Mitchell & Ness, Forever21, Hard Rock and Alchemist. Sports Illustrated is expanding into hospitality and tourism with SI Resorts in Punta Cana, … [+] Dominican Republic, later this year and Orlando, Florida, in 2024. “What we saw in Sports Illustrated was a classic, timeless prestige brand in the sports ecosystem that plays a very important role as a tastemaker and trendsetter,” says Marc Rosen, ABG president of entertainment. “We saw the opportunity to really leverage that heritage and use what we know how to do best and really bring this brand and business to all these different consumer touch points and transform what a traditional media publishing business was.” While Sports Illustrated has expanded across multiple industries, the brand remains rooted in journalism. Anchored by some of the best scribes in the industry including Tom Verducci, Jon Wertheim, Pat Forde, Chris Herring, Howard Beck and Stephanie Apstein, SI continues to pride itself on its long-form, in-depth features and investigations in the magazine complemented by short-from, snackable content via The Spun, which was acquired for $11 million in 2021, as well as its roughly 120 hyper-local FanNation sites. Sports Illustrated Media Group, which also includes The Hockey News, Morning Read and Athlon Sports, reached more than 92 million unique views in January, growing more than 35% from 68.6 million monthly UVs in December 2021, according to Comscore’s latest reports. SI will leverage youth-focused properties like Faces in the Crowd, Prospects by SI and SI for Kids cards in new ways to further engage with Gen Z and Gen Alpha, including on social media where 19.58% of SI followers are between 18-24 years old; SI’s largest demo on social media is 25-34 (36.5% of followers). “It isn’t by accident that we’ve grown,” says Ross Levinsohn, CEO of The Arena Group and Sports Illustrated. “It isn’t by accident that SI has had kind of a rebirth. But it is all tied to the exact same thing we had when I was growing up—the brand is trusted, the brand is meaningful and sports are really important to people and we’ve tried to embrace that.” The Sports Illustrated brand, which has already ventured into NFTs and has its sights set on the metaverse, long-form documentary projects and sports conferences, is also expanding internationally. In December 2021, ABG partnered with Kouneli Sports to publish the first German edition of Sports Illustrated. The evolution and growth will continue as SI expects to be part of, and driving, the conversation around sports, society and culture for years to come. “We aren’t playing the short game,” Rosen says. “We’re playing this like a marathon. We’re most concerned about the lifetime value and retention of these consumers while bringing on new consumers into the Sports Illustrated ecosystem and super serving them across all these different touch points.
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Princess Charlene of Monaco speaks about health crisis for FIRST time and admits she is 'fragile'

Princess Charlene of Monaco speaks about health crisis for FIRST time and admits she is ‘fragile’

‘My state of health is still fragile and I don’t want to go too fast,’ she said. ‘The path has been long, difficult and very painful.’ Princess …
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Mental health campaign brings ‘higher’ visibility to construction sites

Balfour Beatty, Ford and the Lighthouse Club construction industry charity have launched a campaign…
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Approaching health equity from all angles | World Economic Forum

Imagine a world where everyone is able to achieve optimal health. A world where prevention, early d…
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Big breaking news for Chelsea fans as Government finally approve sale

Big breaking news for Chelsea fans as Government finally approve sale

Big breaking news for Chelsea fans as Government finally approve sale … It’s finally happened Blues fans, the UK Government have approved the Chelsea …
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Good Samaritan finds kidnapped woman chained in Southside Chicago home | Lipstick Alley

News Flash! News Flash! monsoonwinds · So Latinos in Miami don’t speak English?? Started by monsoonwinds; Today at 11:45 AM; Replies: 309.
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Live: Wales breaking news plus weather and traffic updates (Wednesday, May 25) – WalesOnline

Welcome to the WalesOnline daily blog. The breaking news team are here ready to bring you all the l…
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Chelsea transfer news and rumours: Summer transfer window 2022 – Sky Sports

Chelsea transfer news and rumours: Summer transfer window 2022 – Sky Sports

Get Sky Sports Transfer news, rumours and gossip from Stamford Bridge; summer transfer window opens…
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Premier Sports Cup draw LIVE as Aberdeen and Hibs plus Kilmarnock go into the hat for the …

The Premier Sports Cup group stage line up has been announced. With eight groups – from A to H – ma…
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Huddersfield to face Castleford Tigers on Sky Sports

Betfred Challenge Cup Finalists Huddersfield Giants will face Castleford Tigers in front of the Sky Camera’s, as Super League can confirm the Sky Sports broadcast selections for Round 17 in July. The opening game in Round 17 sees Castleford Tigers host Huddersfield Giants live on Sky Sports (Friday, 1 July, 8pm KO) followed by a top of the table clash in Perpignan as Catalans Dragons face off against St Helens (Saturday 2 July, 6pm KO). Betfred Super League Round 17 fixtures in full: Friday, 1 July Castleford Tigers vs. Huddersfield Giants, 8pm (Sky Sports) Saturday, 2 July Catalans Dragons vs. St Helens, 6pm (beIN & Sky Sports) Hull FC vs. Leeds Rhinos, 3pm Toulouse Olympique vs. Hull KR, 9pm Sunday, 3 July Wakefield Trinity vs. Wigan Warriors, 3pm Warrington Wolves vs. Salford Red Devils, 3pm *all kick-off times shown as local time Tickets for the 2022 Betfred Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford on Saturday 24 September are on sale now with prices start at just £2.50 for juniors and £20 for adults. Full details available here: https://www.superleague.co.uk/…
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Stacey Solomon divides Bake Off: The Professionals viewers as some claim she's 'RUINED' the show

Stacey Solomon divides Bake Off: The Professionals viewers as some claim she’s ‘RUINED’ the show

… praise her ‘humour and empathy’ after replacing Tom Allen as host … ‘ruined’ the baking show while others praised her ‘humour and empathy.’.
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Exhibition celebrates the 150th anniversary of Heath Robinson’s birth – ianVisits

Next week marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Heath Robinson, a man so famous for t…
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Vernon Metzger Obituary (2022) – Elmira, ON – Waterloo Region Record – Legacy.com

When talking with people about Dad they remember his sense of humour the most. He sure liked to make people laugh! He was a great storyteller, …
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GreenPark Sports Aims To Be A Conduit To The Metaverse – Forbes

GreenPark Sports Aims To Be A Conduit To The Metaverse – Forbes

According to a recent MarketWatch analysis, the advancement of gamification platforms inside educat…
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LIVE: PREMIER SPORTS CUP 22/23 GROUP STAGE DRAW | SPFL – YouTube

Join us to watch the full draw for the group stages of the Premier Sports Cup LIVE on Friday 28th May, 1pm.Subscribe to the SPFL YouTube here!
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Hartley’s Sports Shorts; Wednesday, May 25th – My Prince George Now

Sports by Hartley Miller as of 12:05 a.m. Wednesday, May 25th NHL: (2 Tuesday playoff games) Edmont…
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Trackhouse Entertainment Group announces PROJECT91 initiative – Yahoo! Sports

Trackhouse Entertainment Group announces PROJECT91 initiative – Yahoo! Sports

CONCORD, N.C. — Trackhouse Entertainment Group today announced the creation of PROJECT91, a program designed to expand its international reach by …
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Cannes 2022: Splendid reception for India’s All That Breathes, Pakistan’s Joyland

It can happen only in the movies. Two films, very different from each other, received a splendid reception at the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. The standing ovation at the end of ‘Joyland’, Pakistan’s first official entry, was heartwarming; and Shaunak Sen’s terrific documentary ‘All That Breathes’, which screened immediately after, was as much of a celebration.premiumRarely does the Cannes Film Festival select a film which has already played in a major festival before (‘All That Breathes’ had not only screened but won an award at the Sundance Film Festival earlier in 2022). In an email exchange in March, Sen had confided that the film had been selected at a ‘top European festival in May’, and here he is, with his cast, enjoying the fruits of their most excellent labour of love. There’s a striking similarity in the multiple ways people in India and Pakistan hanker for male children and stroke patriarchal egos. Men and women are strictly confined to gender roles, and anyone trying to break out is punished for their transgression. Saim Sadiq’s moving film opens with a woman (Sarwat Gilani) emerging from labour, teary-eyed by the news that it is a girl. Yet again. This makes it her fourth daughter, and both her husband, and her father-in-law are in lament mode; it is only her brother in law Haider (Ali Junejo) who sees her pain, and understands it deeply. Each of these men as fathers and husbands and brothers offer a sharp comment on masculinity. What happens if someone is gender fluid? Where does he or she go? Joyland’s little family through which all of this plays out feels familiar, even though you may never have been to Lahore. The father, confined to a wheelchair, still runs his household through iron control. The older son (Sohail Sameer) is counting the days till his wife begets a son. Younger son Haider is on the lookout for a job, and his wife Mumtaz (Rasti Farooq) goes out to work, a role reversal whose roots we get to know about much later in the movie. Sadiq, born and raised in the city and now living in the US, had created a vivid world of trans-dancers in his short ‘Darling’. In ‘Joyland’, he expands on that universe, exploring the connections between those who live in ‘respectable neighbourhoods’ and that of pockets of public entertainment with their mostly male patrons. Transwoman Biba (Alina Khan) stands on the periphery: when she is performing, along with her dancers, she brings these same men joy; outside of the stage, she becomes an object of contempt. The growing closeness between Haider and Biba reveals ingrained attitudes: how much of a change can a sex-change operation bring? Haider’s own sexual imprint, never clearly mentioned, makes him the butt of many limp-wristed jokes. The power dynamics between these two, as they struggle to navigate their worlds, make for the beating heart of the movie. The dark skies of Delhi, especially when the air goes from the merely viscous to most foul, is harmful not just to the humans but also to the kites which circle above the mounds of rubbish on the outskirts of the city, looking for sustenance. Sen’s ‘All That Breathes’ feels like a short-haul journey into dystopia. It is a testament to the durable aspects of India’s capital: both its marginalised humans, battered by inhumane laws, and its majestic kites have learned to navigate their environment, seeking out sympathetic pockets. Brothers Nadeem Shehzaad and Mohammed Saoud, and their helper Salik, tend to injured kites, and other creatures, in their basement. It is crowded by rusted metal parts, as meat to feed the birds is grinded out in a machine that is falling to bits. It is a world like no other, in which these injured birds learn to submit to human hands which are raised only to heal. We worry about all that breathes, says one of the brothers, and instantly that statement feels like balm, especially in these polarised, inimical times. In one of those moments which can happen through sheer happenstance, a young man and a young kite look at each other. Their eyes lock, and we know that they are helping each other out. The bird will fly again, and the young man will find the purpose he seeks. 🗞 Subscribe Now: Get Express Premium to access our in-depth reporting, explainers and opinions 🗞️ Shubhra GuptaShubhra Gupta is film critic and senior columnist with the Indian Expr… read more
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Super RTL launches TOGGO kids entertainment platform – Digital TV Europe

Leading German children’s entertainment provider Super RTL has launched a new streaming platform…
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