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Dear Jeremy, I'm sorry to hear you've been sacked. No, really, strangely, I actually am. But you didn't give the BBC much choice. You can't whack a member of your own production team in a drunken, foul-mouthed rage - however cold the food. When we ended our 10-year feud in a pub last summer, I could tell you were very fragile, both emotionally and physically. Your mother had just died, your marriage had broken down, you had various discomforting health issues, you were smoking and drinking too much, and you were reeling from the N-word scandal that nearly got you the sack 9 months ago. You made no secret to me of your loathing of some of the BBC hierarchy. But you felt torn because you loved doing Top Gear. I stumbled away that night, pleased that we'd buried the...
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Dearest Bruce: I have thought of a hundred different ways to write this to you. My fear is that I will not express strongly enough how very grateful I am for you. I promise to try, and humbly hope you will not only hear my words, but feel them too. I worried about how your very important announcement would be handled. I worried not only for you, but for the transgender community. You see, this holds a special place in my heart. My 16 year-old-son was assigned female at birth. He came out to me almost five years ago at age 12. I worried at first how the person I thought was my "daughter" could become my son. To my surprise, he not only became my son, but my hero. This life-changing journey has taught me the true meaning of unconditional love. I have become not only his biggest...
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Dear Art Buyer; We have been working together for over 15 years now, have grown professionally together and have become good friends. We have shared good times, confided in each other and even overcome some crazy obstacles together. After all that, it is only just now occurring to me to share with you hints for getting the best work out of me and our photographers. I know that each project, each client and each creative team is different. I also know that the rules are always changing and you often find yourself without all of the information you need. My experience is that you do your best with what information you have; just like we do. I often find myself thinking about how similar our jobs are. We are both translators. You have to translate account executive language to...
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Dear Game Maker People, I've been purchasing and playing your products since I was very young. I've met many of you at various conferences, shows and press events. I've been to your offices, your parties and your homes. I consider some of you friends, and even those of you who it is not my pleasure to know well are dear to me. It is out of fondness, therefore, that I write this letter, and I hope that it is received thus. What I need to tell you is something you desperately need to hear. It is something you may have heard before, in jest, but I need you to hear me and to understand that I am being sincere. I need you to listen and to act, and above all trust that I am speaking the truth. This is difficult for me to write, but I know it is more difficult for you to see written. Again...
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Dear Entertainment Industry, I woke up this morning to a tide of 'leaked' videos and pictures from the set of the Suicide Squad movie. Now I have no particular interest in this film but I get more passionate about leaked content and excessive advertising of products. The public is inundated with constant tidbits to keep them interested across periods of time which often amount to over a year and it has become very tiring. Of course not all of these are intentional and it is sad to think that paparazzi will be lingering around films sets and locations in order to sell some photographs or footage. The Suicide Squad movie seems like the perfect example of this, as constant bits of information and footage from filming is being shown. If someone was to actively follow this then...
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I don't have anything against the singer Taylor Swift per say. She's a hugely successful artist and seems to be generous in sharing her success and helping other musicians, which is admirable when you compare it to the likes of Justin Bieber and Chris Brown, who just seem to be content with buying a ridiculous amount of the same expensive cars and committing minor felonies. However my problem is that she's just not that good of a singer and I'm pretty tired of being force fed her antics all over the place. This came to a head after all the ridiculous hype for her latest video 'Bad Blood'...hype which seems entirely misplaced as I finally gave in and watched the video for it and was entirely unimpressed. Other than the fact that the video is a rip of Sin City, nothing particularly...
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Dear George, I wanted to begin by congratulating you on a wonderful film. I went with a group of my friends to watch Mad Max: Fury Road, I was expecting the film to be one long chase movie and I wasn't disappointed! But the reason I am writing this is not to praise you solely for managing to maintain a great level of action for over a 2 hour period - a very impressive feat. Rather for the way you portrayed the characters, especially the female ones. What I mean by this is that we are all entirely used to the gender norms and roles in movies, but Fury Road manages to abandon these stereotypes and Charlize's Theron's Furiosa is likely to be seen by many as the actual lead in the film. It is refreshing to see a strong female lead who genuinely looks as though she could take care of...
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To the film studios who create superhero movies, I love a good superhero movie, and there have been plenty of them over recent years! We all know that the likes of Christopher Nolan's Batman reinvigorated not only the Batman franchise but nearly all other superhero franchises that have ever existed. But the reoccurring question that myself and a lot of fans are asking is whether you can get too much of a good thing and what are you going to do to prevent this? Why do I write this now? Well with an image just realised of Warner Brother's Suicide Squad in full getup, the internet is alight with excitement. With the addition of Jared Leto to this image of 9 other actors it is fair to say that WB are adopting an all-in approach! Marvel have been using a slow-burner strategy to tease and...
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Dear BollywoodLife, First of all being an aspiring and wannabe Journalist I follow all media companies, Page 3 magazines, online news sites etc. I read newspapers of all areas on a regular basis. Let me tell you I dont read it like other people do, I read it as a story book. Trust me if You ask me to repeat the entire article verbally I can exactly say all that is written on it even after reading it once. Such engrossed I am over it. But having noticed your media group for quite sometime now I want to say something. Isn't the first thing to be taught in Journalism refers to Unbiasness? I guess everyone is told that you can have your own favourites, likes and dislikes but you just can't openly engage in portraying your choices in public reflecting them through your articles....
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Hey Jim Schembri, you offend my sensibilities. Who in the world gave you the right to sit in judgment of, or even have a partial say in anything? Why hasn't anyone with half a brain and all the power have you tied up, bound and gagged, tarred and feathered and brutally impaled? How is it that your awful shit gets published week in, week out while so many hopeful modern classics or sub-cultures humbly seeking wider recognition suffer miserably at the loathsome hands of your slithering, venomous pen and eventually die a harrowing death? Your vulgar prose and cultural tunnel vision turn every letter in your stagnant articles into an inky, repugnant hemlock which seeps into the pupils and pollutes the minds of any wide-eyed aspiring journos and media types - soon to be studio grunts...
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