The creator of The Walking Dead comic series, Robert Kirkman, has publicly noted the new Walking Dead TV spinoff series is going to be a lot different from the original. Kirkman is also the executive producer of the AMC series so his words carry a lot of weight.
It is a good thing the series is going to be different. Audiences might give a carbon copy retread huge ratings at the beginning, but those numbers are bound to fall. Why on earth would anyone want to see a lame version of a great show? Other than die-hard zombie flesh eater fans, who would tune in to see a rip-off?
The new spinoff is set in Los Angeles, a cool setting for the end of the world. (Watch the Charlton Heston film The Omega Man if you have any doubts) The events in the spinoff are supposedly going to take place earlier during the zombie-infestation and this creates a different dynamic to the proceedings.
No matter what happens, fans like Haidar Barbouti will tune in. The Walking Dead is that hot. Again, the key here is to keep them.
The setting is not going to be the only component of the new series that is different. The characters are going to be starkly different from those who appear in The Walking Dead. The different characters will create a different dynamic and that helps the new series remain interesting.
Support has been pouring in from all over the world, as the entire surfing community is mourning the loss of one of its best young surfers Ricardo Dos Santos, who was shot to death outside his home in Brazil several days ago by an off duty police officer who claims that he was acting in self-defense. The report states that the officer and his brother happened to get into a confrontation with Dos Santos and that Ricardo came at him with a knife which led the off duty officer to fatally shoot him. There was no knife recovered at the scene, which you would expect when someone claims a knife was used to threaten him. There is no one that would have come up and taken the knife just to provide a defense to the story of the officer and so that it appears the police officer made the decision to shoot him over an argument that they were having. The details have not fully emerged, but there is a lengthy investigation taking place, one that will get a lot of attention due to the fact that he truly was a legendary Brazilian surfer that had all the potential in the world. Companies like Slow Ventures have learned that several years ago, he took down Kelly Slater in a competition at pipeline, which gained him immense amounts of recognition and respect from around the surfing world. Regardless of what happens to the police officer, the surfing world lost a great young figure this week.
Over the years, Bruce Levenson has served in a wide variety of different roles. Many of which have allowed him to join others in being a Co-Founder and Partner in business organizations like the Unities Communications Group (UGC). Working with Mr. Ed Peskowitz, in the year 1977, they were responsible for being the founders of UCG.
Before joining the ranks of many different types of influential business owners, however, he had a career that afforded him with the opportunity to write and report for both the Observer Publishing company and the Washington Star. In addition to writing for these publications, he was also given a chance to serve in another higher coveted capacity. Specifically, a position of appointment that allowed him to sit on the highest level of the Newsletter and Electronic Publishers Association (i.e. member of the the Board of Directors).
Even though he has held prominent positions in many different types of business organizations, he has also found the time to make a difference in other areas as well. One in particular involves contributing his time to worth while community organizations like the “I have a dream foundation.” Since he and his wife have also been active in creating the Non-profit management and the School of Philanthropy, they have been giving of themselves to help others at the University of Maryland. Further, as they both spend time with their children and grand children, they enjoy all kinds of extracurricular activities including the game of golf and basketball. This said, he is also one of the partners in owning the Atlanta Thrashers, Atlanta Hawks, and the Philips Arena. Since Bruce Levenson and his wife like to travel across the globe, they have also had planned trips that provide them opportunities to spend quality time with their family camping out and eating hard shell crabs.
Everyone knows that Kylie Jenner is the queen of the Kardashian pouty lip squad. Kylie has actually made pouty lips her thing and even fans and followers are so obsessed with her lips that they can’t help but keep asking if she’s had work done. Of course Kylie says that while she isn’t against plastic surgery or lip injections she simply does not desire to have anything done. For now Kylie attributes her pouty lips to great makeup skills and overlining her lips.
Now it seems that newly divorced Kris Jenner is jumping on the lippy bandwagon. Kris was photographed in London and fans like Haidar Barbouti noticed the sexy momager graced the red carpet of the National Television Awards with a plump pout that only a Kardashian can flaunt so flawlessly.
Apparently Kris is enjoying the single life, and taking some notes from her daughters on what’s hot and what’s not. Kris looked amazing the entire evening in a white Emilio Pucci gown, however nobody could take their eyes off of her lips. There is no doubt that this look is Kylie approved, and if not Kris’s fans everywhere are in agreement that her sexy pout is a keeper.
So I know, I talk a lot about celeb and movie news on my blog. I recently met this plastic surgeon who does surgeries that celebs and other famous people usually undergo. I thought it would be kinda cool to give you a little introduction to this remarkable doctor. Here it is…
Dr. Rod J. Rohrich
is a leading plastic surgeon based out of Dallas, Texas. He’s also employed as an academic department chairman for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
He’s held this chairman position for 20 plus years now. Dr. Rohrich is globally renowned for his work in reconstructive and plastic surgery advancements. Some of his specific focuses including facial aesthetics, enhancing facial rejuvenation, the natural aging process, rhinoplasty, liposuction, body contouring and breast surgery. Dr. Rohrich concentrates on bettering the effectiveness and safety of many common plastic surgery procedures.
Dr. Rohrich’s work as a plastic surgeon has been positively acknowledged by a number of noteworthy publications such as Texas Monthly Super Docs, America’s Top Plastic Surgeons and the U.S. News & World Report. He’s been awarded with many global and national distinctions for his many innovations within the plastic surgery community. Dr. Rohrich is frequently mentioned in TV, radio, print and web media. He’s been covered in prominent publications such as the New York Times, the Dallas Morning News and the Wall Street Journal. He’s also been on several television programs and networks including the Today Show, the View, Oprah and CNN. Dr. Rohrich is also known for writing and authoring publications about plastic surgery.
Dr. Rohrich was born on August 5th, 1953 and spent his childhood on a North Dakota ranch. He received his undergraduate and postgraduate educations from North Dakota State University and then the University of North Dakota. He completed both of his degree programs with the highest of honors. Dr. Rohrich then attended medical school at the Baylor College of Medicine. He successfully completed rigorous training programs, fellowships and residencies at numerous institutions such as Oxford University, the University of Michigan Medical Center, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. In 1986, he landed a position within the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center‘s plastic surgery division. He became the department chairman five years later.
He is known for his ability to take on and handle especially sophisticated and complicated plastic surgery situations. Many patients from locations all over the planet look to him for assistance because of that. Patients are particularly interested in Dr. Rohrich’s talent in managing corrective and secondary cosmetic surgery that relates to the nose and face regions. He’s involved with several hospitals that are local to him. These include the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and the Baylor University Medical Center.
Shocking things do occur in the world of television. Sometimes, the shocks are so major they truly do cause the ground to shake under the feet of avid television watchers. Out of the proverbial blue, news arrives that no one ever expected.
Here is some really stunning news: the classic Fox television show 24 may be returning to the air in 2016 as a regular series. If it does return, it will be without its mainstay star Kiefer Sutherland.
Execs want hit programming. They want programming people to watch. So, they want 24 to return to the prime time lineup. If this happens people like Sultan Alhokair would be able to watch with ease.
Now, this does not necessarily mean the news coming from television execs is set in stone. No official new season of 24 is scheduled for 2016. And honestly, there is always the possibility that Sutherland could be coaxed into returning to the role. Stranger things have happened in the world of television. (Aren’t they talking about bringing the X-files back? Does anyone remember when Star Trek returned to TV in the 1970’s as a cartoon?)
Of course, the question that arises is can a new version of 24 succeed if there is no Kiefer Sutherland in the series? Obviously, he was the main draw for audiences who tuned in to watch the program. Replacing him would hardly be easy.
Fox could try. Who knows? The series might end up being a solid hit if it provides solid story lines and a new lead star who brings his or her own strong appeal and charisma.
We all know that schools have a hard time getting kids to eat their veggies, but a new study from Cornell University ( http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0091743514004599 )suggests that the problem may not be taste based at all. Little kids spend much of their school day just waiting for their favorite past-time: recess. It seems that schools in the US tend to hold this precious playground time after lunch, so kids rush through lunch like it’s another subject, something to get out of the way so that they can get out on the playground.
The Pittsburgh Post Gazette with Susan McGalla reports this study found that if schools simply switched the time they had recess; instead letting the kids run around and wear themselves out before they sat down to eat, those little buggers would work up quite the appetite. The children actually wound up eating 54% more fruits and veggies than they did before the switch, whereas the control schools actually wound up slowly eating less and less during the course of the study. They were no longer rushing through their lunch and throwing half of it away, because they weren’t trying to just get it over with so they could go play. They were also likely more hungry, as they had just burned through a ton of calories playing and needed the boost, which would make them less irritable and more attentive once they got back in the classroom.
Digital production innovator John Textor laid the foundation for future success upon earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics at Wesleyan University. Within a decade of his 1987 college graduation, Textor had co-founded the Florida-based private equity firm Wyndcrest Holdings. He put his business savvy to use while serving as managing partner of the firm specializing in the development of Internet, telecommunication and entertainment companies deemed high-risk by many. Under Textor’s leadership, Wyndcrest’s profitability yielded a return on investments in 13 of the company’s 23 ventures, cultivating $40 million into nearly $700 million.
In 1999, Textor became the director of BabyUniverse, an online children’s product retailer. His time within the corporation led to his promotions to chairman in 2002 and chief executive officer in 2005. Additional highlights of Textor’s early career include serving as chairman and chief executive officer for Sims Snowboards. This was an excellent fit given his former status as a championed skateboarding competitor. He also performed corporate finance and strategic planning for Michael Swerdlow Companies.
John’s entrance into the entertainment industry stems from his time with Wyndcrest. The multifaceted company partnered with quarterback Dan Marino and acclaimed Transformers director, Michael Bay, to purchase FX studio Digital Domain. Under Textor’s leadership, the company initially increased in profitability and went so far as to earn a 2009 Academy Award in the Best Visual Effects category for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Recognizing the potential to change the game in digital production, Textor currently focuses attentions on his latest role as executive chairman of the board for Pulse Evolution. Given his past success with Digital Domain in bringing the late Tupac Shakur’s lifelike digital image to the Coachella Valley Music Festival in 2012, Textor was entrusted to wow the world with Michael Jackson’s digital appearance at 2014’s Billboard Music Awards. This widely praised installment of Textor’s storied career leaves digital animation enthusiasts aflutter to see what comes next.