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A Letter to a Entertainment Industry, I am a former President of a Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and proffer on several committees, nonetheless we am no longer on a Board of Governors and have no ruling powers. After operative for some-more than 50 years in a party business, we have an abiding passion for a work we do. This personal minute arises out of that passion. Lately we – along with many others – have been meditative prolonged and tough about a default of farrago within a industry. we contend “our industry” since we don’t trust this is usually an Academy problem rather it’s an industry-wide problem and adult until now we have not finished a really good job. And while we also don’t trust this problem can be solved quickly, we know that it can and should be solved...
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A week has passed since David Bowie's death, and his son Duncan Jones, who was among the first to confirm the news last Monday, has returned to Twitter. Jones shared a link to an open letter written in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) by a palliative care doctor, which shed light on the musician's preparation for death and thanked him for his contribution to music. It has been reported, although not officially confirmed, that Bowie's "courageous 18-month battle" was with liver cancer. Mark Taubert, a Palliative Care Consultant at Velindre NHS Trust, Cardiff, wrote that "[Bowie's] story became a way for us to communicate very openly about death, something many doctors and nurses struggle to introduce as a topic of conversation", and he says he discussed a number of difficult...
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Your enkindling kindness and attention for others That's what I like and appreciate about you But most of all, that through it all You don't think more of yourself than you have to Your performance has developed and grown Your concerts became more powerful, mature and smart But I think the best quality you own It helps to keep you on every hit chart Is the kindness for others you've shown May it never disappear from your heart I trust your mother will be fine But please keep us posted about things So that we may support you in good and bad times We also get to hear about you and that nice mr Harris When needed, I'm sure, you'll treat your mom with a kiss Or sing her a song about how special she is With attention like that, I can know, I'm also a dad Sometimes even...
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Dear “Hot Dudes” Instagrams, It’s me, journalist and gay-person Joseph Lamour. For 32 years, I, like so many others, have appreciated the sight of a piercing set of blue eyes, a chiseled jaw and a sculpted set of abs on a hot AF brunette fella. How could I not, when that image is presented to me in all forms of media, in advertising and right in front of me when I go to the beach? I, connoisseur of fine male specimens, have looked thoroughly at popular Instagram accounts “Hot Dudes With Dogs,” “Hot Dudes In Beds” and most recently, “Hot Dudes With Kittens” and noticed a pattern. Can you guess that pattern? Here, look at this screenshot of the three and see if you can see it. Ah yes, gorgeous men as far as the eye can see. Much appreciated. However, though I’m a lover of a six (or...
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Dear The Kardashian Family, You might seem like peculiar idols for me to admire. On the face of it, our lives couldn’t be more different: mine, as a Conservative MP, living in England, yours steeped in unprecedented glamour and money, the quintessential American dream. You’re not particularly politically engaged, you haven’t produced ground-breaking science, literature or even music. Yet, for me, there’s one thing you represent that can’t be easily gained or replicated, something invaluable which we both possess: tenacity. Growing up, in Anfield, Liverpool, working hard was the foremost lesson I learned. My father, a bus driver, was often ill and my mother desperately tried to make ends meet as she trained to be a teacher. We hid from the rent man, skipped meals frequently. I...
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Dear David: I first met you as a tiny girl. My eldest sister introduced us. She and I danced to your music pumping through the cassette deck in her room. We’ve been friends, your music and I, ever since. I was lying in bed last night, getting ready to finally turn off the lights and let sleep take me. I scrolled through my social media feed. I saw a post that you died. I scrambled to fact-check and the news feed brought a damning hammer down on me. He’s dead. Holy crap. David Bowie is dead. I sent a text to my friend Julie. “Bowie is dead… My heart is aching.” Last Friday I was celebrating your birthday and album release with my dear friend River. I superimposed their face on your Aladdin Sane cover. It feels like ages ago. I am an artist. This pulsing brain between my ears...
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Dear Princess Leia Body-Shamers: Twitter is ablaze with angry troll tweets about how Carrie Fisher (a.k.a. Princess Leia in the new "Star Wars" movie) has aged in the decades since the first "Star Wars" movie was released in 1977. You say she looks fat and old now. I have this to say to you: Stop it, you stupid, ignorant young idiots. Carrie Fisher was in her 20s when she wore the Princess Leia sex-slave metal bikini in the original "Star Wars" movie. Most people will not have that body ever, and no one has that body three decades after they were in their 20s. So why express your disappointment at her appearance in the new "Star Wars" movie when she is close to 60 years old? Do you have any clue as to how you will look when you are close to 60 years old? Do you think you will...
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Dear Gregorian Calendar, As your gift to us of 2015 is at its end I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for everything it has brought with it. You have been giving us these gifts since 1582, that's 433 gifts and I bet no one has ever thanked you for any. Until now... So, 2015...where to start. I could start with December but I know how fussy you are with the order of the months so let's look at January. January You named January after Janus, the Roman god of gates, doorways, beginnings and endings, or as he is known to his friends - Hugh. Janus (January) - a great big hole at the start of the year waiting to be filled by the pleasure and pain of what is yet to come. But Mr Gregorian, why before we can even embark on the year do you give us homework to do? As we lie...
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Dear Kim, Marriage is difficult and every marriage presents challenges. In your marriage the stress of celebrity made the path even harder. Sadly, in our society there is no real marriage preparation. Why? Well, when the pre-marital hormones are running high, no one wants it. But, how can young people learn what it takes to make marriage work when all they have it the romantic fantasy the media provides? Your divorce may also turn out to be sadder than the average divorce. In longer marriages the partners have had a chance to emotionally detach and disconnect. Here you were in white one day and in the lawyer’s office the next. Oh, how I wish you had discussed your impending divorce with me prior to going public. We would have discussed marriage, timing, patience, and the feelings of...
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It's the time of the year for us to welcome our Miss Universe 2015. Congratulations to Ms Pia Wortzback, she deserves it. As we all know this is the most memorable pageant. Steve Harvey announced the wrong name as the winner, then Colombia reigning for about 2 minutes. I pitied her at first. Of course it's heart breaking to know you actually did not win after doing the victory walk and waving your country's flag. HOWEVER! No matter how disappointing the result can be contestants of the said pageant should not show such rudeness! You ladies want to inspire everyone? Well you are inspiring them to be rude. A beauty queen should have beauty and brains, right? So where are your brains? This mistake from Steve Harvey is an eye opener. It only shows us that most beauty queens are...
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