Click here to read the full article. Susan Plagemann has joined Endeavor as president of WME Fashion, where she will oversee the company’s portfolio of fashion-related representation labels including Art + Commerce, IMG Models, IMG Fashion Events and Properties and the Wall Group. Plagemann, who was most recently with Condé Nast as chief business officer for the Style Division, starts her role at the end of the month. She’s tasked with working across Endeavor’s fashion, sports and entertainment businesses to develop new business and content opportunities using WME and Endeavor’s considerable pipelines to talent. Endeavor’s footprint in fashion includes talent representation, event ownership and production, original content creation and consulting services. More from Variety Meek Mill and WME Strike Strategic Partnership WME Promotes Marisa Garcia and Ben Shimmel to Agent in Comedy Department (EXCLUSIVE) 'Ted Lasso' Star, Writer Brett Goldstein Signs With … [Read more...] about Endeavor Enlists Conde Nast Alum Susan Plagemann to Lead WME Fashion
UDAIPUR, India — For 20-year-old Yash Teli, memory is a curse. When he closes his eyes, he can see his father’s bloodied body lying in the street, his throat slit. Sitting in a room full of mourners on a recent afternoon in Udaipur, India , next to a large photograph of his father that was draped with a garland of roses, he was reminded of the blood. “I don’t want to remember him like that,” he said as his mother’s wails could be heard from another room. “How will I ever sleep now?” Udaipur, a city of about 600,000 in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, has been a tinderbox since the gruesome slaying last month of Yash’s father, Kanhaiya Lal Teli, a Hindu tailor. In a video posted online by his attackers, identified by police as two local Muslims, the elder Teli can be seen in his shop measuring a man who then attacks him with a cleaver, joined by the man filming. They later accused the tailor of insulting Islam. The killing shocked people across India, a … [Read more...] about Us and them: Behind a brutal killing in an Indian city now divided by religion
(BPT) - As temperatures begin dropping this fall, you may be worrying about rising energy costs. Fortunately, there are a number of simple, proactive steps you can take that will save on energy and expenses for your home — while also increasing comfort — today and well into the future. On top of that, you will also be helping to increase the value of your home with these effective energy-saving measures. Consider these 5 steps to help your home become more energy-efficient. 1. Give your furnace or boiler a checkup Get in the habit of having your furnace or boiler professionally tuned up and cleaned at least once a year, ideally just before the weather starts turning colder. Just as you perform regular maintenance on your vehicle, make sure your entire HVAC system is in top condition — and replace your furnace filter at least every 90 days — to help your HVAC system run more efficiently. This will reduce your utility bills over time, while keeping you and your family warmer. … [Read more...] about Top 5 ways to reduce your home energy costs this fall
0 This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author's own. Arts & Entertainment These five films are outstanding, but sans $40 million in promotion money, or public patience, they're here today and gone tomorrow. Helen Ofield , Patch Mayor Posted Reply When a feature film lacks the requisite $40 million PR budget—the average for a major film—and if it isn't Marvel Comics or made with a 15-year-old boy in mind (the demographic favored by too many film production companies), then it gets scant traction for its grand opening—and you, a bright, intelligent person, may miss it altogether through no fault of your own. $30 million is needed for the media buy, of which seventy to eighty per cent is spent five weeks before the film opens on saturation bombing of TV so that viewers see the 15-second ad spots an average of 15 times. Marketers split the audience into four groups: older men, men … [Read more...] about Movies You Should See In Case You Didn’t
0 This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author's own. Arts & Entertainment The Old Globe's Paean to Christmas is Better Than Ever. Helen Ofield , Patch Mayor Posted | Updated Reply This is the story of a little child who leads them. When Cindy Lou (the adorable Leila Manuel ) of Who-ville innocently treats the evil Grinch like the decent person he basically is, his shrunken heart starts to g-r-o-w. And with it his remorse and affection for the non judgmental denizens of Who-ville. Who-villeans are amusingly upholstered, sing like angels and even appear as tiny puppets on the hill in starlight—leading us to applaud the Globe's technical team, to wit: the Who-chestra led by music director Elan McMahan ; John Lee Beatty , scenic design; Robert Morgan , costumes; Pat Collins , lighting; Paul Peterson , sound; Jess Slocum , stage manager; Bob Richard , … [Read more...] about “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” Packs ‘Em In
0 This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author's own. Arts & Entertainment The virtuoso Chinese dance company thrilled a packed house. Helen Ofield , Patch Mayor Posted | Updated Reply Shen Yun ("The beauty of divine beings dancing"), the 15-year-old dance company founded and headquartered in New York City, tours the world with annually changing programs that both celebrate and lament China's 5,000-year cultural history. Billed as "China Before Communism," multiple Shen Yun troupes tour the world—but not China, where the organization is banned. Founded by Falun Gong adherents, the company exposes China's modern history of imprisoning, torturing and killing religious adherents, minorities like the Muslim Uyghurs of northwestern China, and anyone actively opposed to communism and central control. Forced sterilization, organ harvesting, rape and genocide are examples of … [Read more...] about Shen Yun Performs a Unique Show
(CNN) — About 133,000 people in the Greater Detroit area remain under a boil water advisory Sunday, a day after a leak was discovered in a 120-inch water transmission main that distributes water from the Lake Huron Water Treatment Facility to residents, the Great Lakes Water Authority said . That’s down from 935,000 people who were under the advisory at its height Saturday. The water authority said in a statement Sunday it expected the pipeline to return to service within two weeks — one week for repairs and a second week for quality testing. READ MORE: Michigan Lottery: 75-Year-Old Detroit Man Wins $100K Powerball Prize Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency Sunday for Lapeer, Macomb, Oakland and St. Clair counties following the water main break. “We’re drawing on every resource we have and taking every action necessary to get impacted families the help they need,” Whitmer said. “On Saturday I activated the State Emergency Operations Center to … [Read more...] about More Than 100,000 People In Michigan Remain Under A Boil Water Advisory After A Main Leak
For years—nearly a decade, it turns out—I have been a Bachelor Nation ride or die. The Bachelor and The Bachelorette have, I say with only slight exaggeration, been somewhat of a lifeblood for a reality-TV superfan like me. But I have had an awakening. Experienced an enlightenment. When it comes to dating series, I am anew. I have discovered a new reality TV obsession, one that stands in stark contrast to The Bachelor and its spinoffs, which I now see are the equivalent to Cher Horowitz in the genre: virgins who can’t drive . It is a major revelation, and I owe it all to this series I’ve been so gleefully bingeing: You mean this whole time everyone could have been having sex? Back in June, a group of infamously dubbed sexy singles entered t he Love Island U.K. villa —and the hearts of millions of viewers—to compete in what would become the summer’s hottest reality TV dating competition. Love Island has been airing in the U.K. for eight seasons, but with … [Read more...] about Why Is ‘The Bachelor’ So Afraid of Sex?
Game of Thrones fans , your prayers have been answered: On Aug. 21, HBO will premiere the series’ first spinoff, titled House of the Dragon . There’s no Jon Snow or Cersei Lannister or Dothraki here (that we know of), however. Instead, this new drama series focuses on the House Targaryen, from which the Mad Queen Daenerys ( Emilia Clarke ) is descended. Because the series is set two centuries prior to the events of the first episode of Game of Thrones , you don’t necessarily need to watch the latter to enjoy the new series. (Hell, you could watch House of the Dragon and then watch the entirety of Game of Thrones , and you may well have a pretty good time.) But no matter which viewing sequence you choose, let’s take a quick trip into the who, what, and where of this new series. What’s House of the Dragon about? House of the Dragon has been promoted as the “beginning of the fall” of the House Targaryen, making way … [Read more...] about Everything You Need to Know to Actually Understand ‘House of the Dragon’
“I once brought a jackass and a honeycomb into a brothel.” Those were some of the last words spoken on Game of Thrones , the series hailed as one of the best dramas ever on TV , and perhaps the last major television cultural phenomenon we’ll have, at least in the traditional sense. (Caution: Major spoilers ahead.) It sort of happens like a horror show. Tyrion (Peter Dinklage), now the hand of King Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright), conducts what appears to be his first small council meeting in the service of rebuilding the recently-destroyed kingdoms. Bronn (Jerome Flynn), the new Master of Coin, discusses debt and playfully bickers with Davos (Liam Cunningham) over funding the rebuilding of an armada. Samwell Tarly (John Bradley) is assigned to look into potential infrastructure for providing citizens with clean water. Then the whole thing devolves when Bronn laments that all the best brothels burned down during the wars. No worries; he’s willing to fund their … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones’ Last Conversation Jokes About Brothels. Sigh.