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John Textor Brings Visual Effects to the Masses

Hollywood executive John Textor may not be a household name, but he has helped change the way we watch the biggest budget movies and live events. However, John Textor has brought his skills with technology and finance together to create some of the most interesting and successful companies in the entertainment industry. Working within the entertainment industry has provided Textor with a series of opportunities that he has taken to create a new way of creating virtual Worlds and people that have proven so successful they have been awarded Oscars and many other awards. His latest work in the visual effects field brings him into the arena of live events, where virtual human beings are now being used to wow crowds around the World when deceased musical and entertainment icons are brought back to the stage.

After completing college, John Textor quickly moved into the entertainment industry, working in investments that were based around entertainment and other areas of the movie and show business industries. Textor did not stand still or simply await the opportunity to expand his knowledge and work opportunities, instead he took on major roles in retail in businesses as varied as baby wear and snowboards. This grounding in retail provided John Textor with the opportunity to discover how the public wanted their items delivered and how they should be packaged.

One of the major achievements John Textor is often mentioned alongside is the relaunch of the Digital Domain Group, a large Hollywood corporation that seemed to be going nowhere before his arrival in 2006. Textor oversaw the relaunch of the company, which saw the impressive use of the latest in visual effects to realign Digital Domain as a leading provider of effects for big budget Hollywood movies. An Oscar was won for the creation of a human looking character in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which was accompanied by a makeup nomination despite none being used on the purely digital character.

The creation of human beings in digital form seems to have gripped Textor, who has now moved on to head up development at Pulse. This company is responsible for creating human forms in a digital format that can be projected during live performances. So far the development has seen icons of music Tupac Shakur, Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley make their digital stage debuts.

Paul McCartney Dominates New R&B and Rap

Fans of Kanye boasted about the new Kanye West and Paul McCartney collaboration. It dropped on New Year’s Day, and the song instantly had fans like Brian Torchin talking about the pairing of this pop legend and rap superstar. It was their second single together so the anticipation for more work from them was growing. Now Sir Paul has teamed up with Rihanna to for her new single.

For someone that has spent a lifetime doing pop music it is a little strange to see Paul McCarthy pulling rank on the urban charts. Paul is not alone though. Kanye is back with him. The “Love Lockdown” styled auto tune is back as well. This auto tune rehash with Kanye singing again seems to bring forth a softer side of West (most likely inspired by his daughter, North West).

Rihanna has been teasing the fans with new music, but none of the music she teased fans with sounded like this. There may be another version to this “Four Five Seconds” song because this is a stripped down version with an acoustic guitar and a piano.

There is black and white artwork with all three artists on the cover. It is the same black and white theme of photos that emerged from the Kanye single. At this rate McCartney may be ready to work on a full album with West if songs keep emerging from these two legendary talents.

Kylie Jenner Wants To Quit Home School

Kylie Jenner is still making waves with her crazy decisions, Not only is Kylie secretly dating 25-year-old Tyga, but her dramatic pouty lips have everyone wondering if the reality star has had injections. Kylie is on her way to being the next big K, while rumors fly about the possibility that she is pregnant with Tyga’s child and living with him part time, it seems that Kylie is once again making waves.

It’s recently been reported Kylie is spending more time at Tyga’s mansion than anyone realized. Not only does she drop by anytime she wants, but apparently Kylie has a key to Tyga’s place and all the codes to come and go as she pleases, as well as her own room. It’s not clear how Kris Jenner feels about these arrangements but Kylie calls Tyga’s house her emergency mansion. She used it as a safe house when her parents were going through their divorce.

Now it’s been reported that Kylie wants to quit homeschool and focus on her career. She informed her mother that homeschool was interfering and she wants to focus her energies on building her personal brand and making money. From the looks of it Kris was fine with her 17-year-old’s decision and is going to let Kylie take her own road. Bruce Jenner isn’t at all on board with Kylie leaving home school behind, but of course that doesn’t matter to anyone else so all systems are go. Fans of the Kardashian and Jenner antics, like Sergio Andrade Gutierrez, aren’t suprised by these crazy decisions and are honestly waiting for this whole situation to unfold.

Tenth Anniversary of Vijay Eswaran’s ‘In the Sphere of Silence’

Dr. Vijay Eswaran, co-founder of the QI Group of Companies, learned self-actualization through the practice of inner silence as a child. Ten years ago, he wrote about his experiences in a book called ‘In The Sphere of Silence.’ This book is about life management, and is his attempt to bring together spirituality and business practices. He draws on his experience practicing yoga and ancient hindu concepts and applies them to modern concepts of leadership and management. He wants the pursuit of happiness to receive more attention as a necessity. He feels that modern technology distracts us from the process of finding inner tranquility. Once we cut through those distractions and find an objective view, we can be humble. We can understand ourselves better and make more efficient choices in our lives, which will lead to inner happiness. This will lead to society’s problems being fixed. Dr. Vijay Eswaran hopes that finding the tranquility of mind will help everyone prosper.

Dr. Vijay Eswaran has written 3 other books. There was ‘In the Thinking Zone,”18 Stepping Stones,’ and ‘On the Wings of Thought.’ Many countries in many languages have praised ‘In the Sphere of Silence’ since PR Newswire first announced its release 10 years ago. It felt incredibly relevant then, and it is still relevant now.

Pyeongchang Rejects IOC Ideas

The International Olympic Committee likes to share the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Games with other cities. The IOC, which attempts to reduce costs related to the organization of the Olympic Games, suggested to the organizing committee to move some competitions to other municipalities to avoid building competition venues that will meet unused after the Games.

South Korea, however, rejected this proposal, since the construction of these various sites has already begun. South Korea also rejected the idea of sharing the Olympics with North Korea, but has not officially refused to present a unified Korean team in Pyeongchang as a peaceful gesture.

Marc Sparks has heard that, while South Korea expects to go all out in their hosting of the Olympics, the costs of these Olympics are expected to not reach the drastic heights that many others have had. This has been done in an effort to present a humble yet sophisticated Olympics that will not fail through going beyond their means.

The International Olympic Committee would like to share the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Games with other cities, and develop a relationship with their neighbours on the global stage.

While they’ve provided some information regarding the Olympics, they have not wanted to reveal their specific figures. The proposed budget must be approved by the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of South Korea. The communications director of the Committee organizers Pyeongchang Games, Muchol Shin, however, indicated that it was a formality.

Skout: The Safe Dating App

Could Skout become the next big social media platform? Could it become bigger and better than Facebook and Twitter? Yes, and I’ll tell you why. It was created in 2007 by Christian Wiklund and Niklas Lindstrom and was the first dating app for the iPhone. It is somewhat similar to Facebook, only safer and cleaner. With that being said, we’ll talk more about Skout’s awesome safety features in a moment. With Skout you can upload pictures of yourself, view a numerous amount of profiles, and chat with your friends. Furthermore, there is a Skout for adults and a Skout for minors. Who’s to say that an adult won’t pose as a minor though?

 

Well, they might, but Skout has advanced safety technology, which involves algorithms and patterns of behavior to uncover predators After reportedly working with security experts, the Skout for teens has parental controls and a machine-learning technology called “The Creepinator.” It monitors all photos and messages for inappropriate sexual content, nudity, profanity, and violence. It also looks for patterns If that doesn’t sell you the idea, then keep reading. CEO Christian Wiklund says Skout removes “tens of thousands of devices a month from the service.” This app is probably one of the safest and cleanest dating apps out there on the market. In addition, the capital firm, “Andreessen Horowitz” invested in Skout because of its advanced safety protocols. Let’s just say it, when you meet someone face to face, you put on a good front. You want to be accepted so you hide your true self. With Skout, you can rest assured knowing that you can safely let your true, inner self shine up front. More information can be found here about that.

 

Furthermore, it’s a good way to find friends that you might never get to meet otherwise. You can share your likes and interests and get to know them while they get to know you. Whether you’re shy or outgoing, no matter what your personality is I think this would be a great app for you because of all the safety features. It’s nice when big companies take into consideration the feelings of moral people. The filth that you see on some of the other websites is not present on Skout. Now, if only the Creepinator would work on all the people that I pass in the stores or on the street and filter them out, life would be so much simpler. Statistics say that teenagers use their smart phones for everything. Anyone can use this app. Whether you are an adult looking for a second chance at happiness with that special someone or a teenager looking for new friends, Skout can provide you with the opportunity to do just that. So what are you waiting for? Download the app today and join the millions of users. You could be that special someone; give love a second chance.

Tupac Movie on the Way

There has been a lot of talk about it over the last decade, but it finally appears to be getting closer to becoming a reality. The production for the Tupac bio will start this summer.

It has a been a struggle to get this film going, but it appears that there is finally a green light for it. Jada Pinkett-Smith had a desire to make it once. The film producer, Randall Emmett, has his work cut out for him. Tupac was a difficult person to comprehend. He has a lot of different sides. He was compassionate, angry, thuggish and articulate. It was almost as if he had split personalities that could be called upon at any time.

John Singleton, of “Boyz In Da Hood” fame, is lined up to be the director of this film. The world is anxious to see this film because Tupac Shakur – much like Biggie Smalls – has become a legend. There is already a Biggie Smalls movie called “Notorious” that was produced by Sean Combs. There were mixed reviews about this. Some say that P. Diddy gave Biggie something of a halo type of imagery that wasn’t really true to who he was. Some critics say that Biggie was much darker and his troubled lifestyle should have been depicted as such. Linkedin’s Ben Shaoul wants to know if the Tupac film will reflect how he really was as an artist.

Zoe Kravitz and her Band

Zoë Kravitz and her band, Lolawolf has found their pace in electro-pop. Their music is a mix of influences from the band members, and the current taste of people in music. Zoë likes music that she makes her want to dance whenever she wants to.

Jimmy Giannopolus, the band drummer and James Levy, the keyboardist both came from another band called Reputante. Jimmy likes hip-hop because of the idea of discovering so many new artists. They’re aware of what kind of music people listen to right now and they want to extend the music that they make to a lot of people by including elements of electronic music into their songs.

The rock star Lenny Kravits is Zoë’s father. The band kind of built up on the popularity of the other band members’ previous band and Lenny. When the band started doing shows, word spread pretty quickly because of the names that were associated to them. However, they proved that they could stand on their own when they released their album, Calm Down.

Zoë is also an actress where she played a role recently in the movie Divergent. She will also come back to the screen for the sequel, Insurgent. The band opened for a lot of big stars like Miley Cyrus, Lilly Allen, and Warpaint when they toured for their album. The shows put Lolawolf and their music on a road to success. Lolawolf is one of my favorite upcoming bands and Lee G Lovett agrees.

Is He-Man Finally Coming Back?

Jeff Wadlow, director of Kick-Ass 2, has just finished a script for a new He-Man and the Masters of the Universe film which is really exciting news for Ken Griffin. The project has been in development for years and years and several different scripts have been written. Nothing ended up rolling in front of the cameras for one reason or another. The landscape is a lot different now. Many of He-Man and Skeletor’s contemporaries have been featured in several big budget, hit movies.

Perhaps right not is the perfect time to revisit planet Eternia. Some of you probably have a lot of fond memories of that weird, far-off planet.

Back in the mid-1980’s, there was a major shift in how cartoons were produced for television. Throughout the 1970’s and into the early 1980’s, Saturday morning was the designated time for original animated programming. The high cost of animation and dwindling ad revenue necessitated a change. Circa 1984 to 1986, original animated programming was being made for weekday after school hours. The programming would also promote toy lines designed to be the real money makers. G.I. Joe, The Transformers, and He-Man and the Masters of the Universe were the three biggest TV/Toy hits. Many believe they saved TV animation.

With both G.I. Joe and The Transformers experiencing new life on the big screen, the time is right for a new Masters of the Universe film. Long time fans may remember (or are trying to forget) the old Dolph Lundgren movie version from thirty years ago.

With the new Masters of the Universe film sell $1 billion in tickets like the recent Transformers movie? You never know.

Sam Raimi Admits That Spider Man 3 Didn’t Work

 

Sam Raimi talks about Spider-Man 3 and admits that he couldn’t make it work due to the fact that he didn’t care all that much about the characters. He does state that instead of raising the stakes and trying to top the action, he should have focused on building the relationships that are established in the film. One thing that the director stated was that if a director doesn’t like a film, he shouldn’t be involved in the making of it.

It is possible that had Spider Man 3 been more, what Bernardo Chua noted as streamlined, it would have probably succeeded in a much better fashion than the released version. The story would have had more aspects to it worked out. There would probably be a Spider-Man 4 with Tobey Maquire. For one thing, there would probably have been a more proper venom storyline. As of right now, Sony is looking for plans for possibly rebooting Spider-Man again.