Bill Mechanic Blasts Academy Leadership in Farewell Letter

Producer Bill Mechanic issued a blistering broadside against the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in a letter resigning from the Board of Governors last week. The letter, obtained by Variety, faults the Academy’s diversity push, says the Oscar broadcast is “long and boring,” and takes issue with the handling of sexual harassment allegations […]

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Burberry Hosts a Bevy of Stars for Bailey’s Farewell Show

CHECKING OUT: Saturday night’s Burberry show was nothing short of a Christopher Bailey love-in, with staffers getting teary eyed and celebrity guests gushing about the designer who’s leaving after nearly two decades at the brand.
“Of course I’m here to support him – he’s been so generous to me, dressing me for years for different events,” said the actor Idris Elba. Naomi Watts said she wanted to be there because “I like Christopher – he’s a really lovely person to spend time with.”
More than 1,300 guests attended the show including Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Keira Knightley, Michelle Dockery, Naomie Harris, Iris Law, Lily James, Jourdan Dunn, Kate Mara, Chelsea Clinton, Paloma Faith, Liam Gallagher, Gosha Rubchinskiy, Daphne Guinness and Stephen Jones.
When they weren’t gushing about Bailey, they were talking about their projects for the stage and screen.
Miller said she’s still recovering from the West End run of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” and is about to promote “The Burning Woman,” an American drama in which she plays a woman named Deb. “But I don’t set myself on fire and the film is not related in any way to Burning Man (festival),” she said.
Watts, meanwhile, has two films in the pipeline,

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Elton John Announces More ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ Tour Dates

After selling out the first 60 dates of his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” live-retirement tour, Elton John has added a dozen North American concerts.  Tickets for the newly added dates go on sale to the general public beginning February 16 at 10am local time. Tickets and VIP packages can be purchased at EltonJohn.com. American Express Card Members can […]

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Obama team bids wistful farewell in ‘The Final Year’

Designed to make President Obama’s supporters wistful and seemingly to irritate President Trump, “The Final Year” is an intriguing if overtly nostalgic fly-on-the-wall glimpse into the last year of the former’s presidency, chronicled through the perspective of his national-security team.


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Farewell, Cassini: Saturn Spacecraft’s Crash Is Top Spaceflight Story of 2017

Cassini reshaped scientists’ understanding of Saturn and its 60-plus moons and brought the ringed planet’s beauty and mystery to the masses. That storied work came to an end on Sept. 15, 2017, when Cassini dove intentionally to its death.
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Graydon Carter’s farewell party will be an intimate affair

So now we know the location of the farewell dinner for Graydon Carter, the outgoing editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair. The gathering will be held at the downtown hot spot Balthazar in early December. But it won’t be the grand farewell that one source said Carter initially wanted. Some sources close to Carter insisted that a…
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Rush Prep Unreleased Songs for ‘A Farewell to Kings’ Reissue

Rush will include previously unreleased live recordings on the 40th anniversary reissue of the 1977 album, A Farewell to Kings. The box sets come out December 1st.

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How To Plan Your Spectacular Sparkler Farewell (Without Burning Anyone)

Everyone wants a dreamy wedding photo like this, right?

“100+ intoxicated guests, layers of flammable tulle and fire; what could possibly go wrong?” says Kiera of Kiera Blanden Events + Styling.

She has witnessed firsthand what happens when sparkler exits go bad (think: Michael Jackson in that Pepsi commercial – ouch!)

So when I approached Kiera for some info on how to recreate one of the hottest (no pun intended) trends for your wedding, she was happy to share her checklist with Unbridely.

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1) Ask your venue first

While some wedding venues are usually pretty happy for your guests to light it up (so to speak..) at the end of the night, there are others that ban the use of sparklers entirely. If your venue has had a bad experience previously or don’t have an outdoor option, the answer might be no.

2) Check with your local fire service about seasonal and daily fire bans

In the U.S. you can check out state fire restrictions at: firerestrictions.us

In Australia, the local Country Fire Service (SA), Rural Fire Service (NSW), Country Fire Authority (VIC), Fire and Emergency Services (QLD), Fire and Rescue Service (NT), Fire Service (TAS), Fire and Rescue (ACT) and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (WA) should be your primary source of information about fire bans.

3) Let your suppliers know what you want

In order to capture the memories of your whimsical sparkler exit forever, your photographer and videographer need to be told well in advance. They can then prepare to be in the right position with the right lens at the right time.

Your photographer might also have past experience and be able to guide you with suggestions about artful and original poses to maximise the moment.

4) Choose ‘Team Sparkle’ carefully

You will need to nominate one sparkler exit helper for every 25 guests or so. And, although it may seem obvious in the cold, hard light of day, keep in mind that you want your most responsible, tea-totalling, designated-driver type family or friends to be on duty when everyone else is tipsy at the end of the evening.

They will be handing out one sparkler to each of your guests (multiple sparklers per person increase the likelihood of burns) and helping them to assemble in a guard of honour formation. Standing approximately 2 metres apart is a good guide – the sparklers held on each side of the path shouldn’t be able to touch. 

When your MC or DJ gives the cue, your helpers will then carefully light your path!

5) Get your kit together

Once you have permission from your venue, it’s okay with the firies, your photographer and videographer are on board and you’ve assembled your crack team, the next step is to make the process virtually foolproof by being prepared. 

You will need:

  • long handled (42cm or 70cm) sparklers that have a burn time of around 2-3 minutes – 1 per guest, 
  • gas stick firelighters – 1 for each sparkler exit helper,
  • buckets of sand to put the burnt sparklers in – approx 1 for every 25 guests (in Kiera’s experience,  venue owners aren’t too thrilled about finding exhausted sparkler handles in their gardens, in the pond, pot plants or on the roof the morning after),
  • buckets of water or a hose stretched out and ready to go, and
  • if you’re not at a venue (like on a private property in a marquee, for example), have a first aid kit on hand.

6) Delegate and communicate

The quickest and least confusing way to let your guests know where they are needed at the appropriate time is to delegate the responsibility to your MC or DJ. It can also help to have a sign next to or on the container that holds your sparklers and to include the exit time on any programs or wedding day timeline signage. 

Generally, it is best practice for your MC/DJ to ask your guests to:

  • put their drinks down first
  • ensure that all children are kept well clear of the guard of honour and don’t have access to the gas lighters, and
  • hold ‘em high and not across the guard of honour (this protects your hair sprayed ‘do’ or flower crown from getting singed and keeps your photographer/videographer safe from burns). 

And if you’re wearing a veil, make sure that you take it off before you walk through.

Then all that’s left is to enjoy the magic as it unfolds!

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The Surprising Reason Jerry Seinfeld Nearly Missed President Barack Obama’s Farewell Party

Jerry Seinfeld, Barack ObamaJerome Seinfeld? Sorry, sir. You didn’t make the invite list this year.
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Ellen DeGeneres Gives Heartfelt Farewell To Jay Leno On ‘The Tonight Show’ (VIDEO)

While Jay Leno isn’t set to exit “The Tonight Show” until next year, Ellen DeGeneres said her goodbyes on Wednesday night. After 32 prior appearances, this was going to be her final interview on Leno’s show before he leaves, and so she wanted to talk about what an impact he’s had on her life.

“You were so supportive all the time,” an emotional DeGeneres told him. “You always tried to help me in every way. Gave me great advice, gave me ideas with jokes and, actually, Jay is responsible for me being booked on ‘The Tonight Show’ with Johnny Carson, because you told the booker, Jim McCawley, to stay at The Improv and watch me. You said, ‘This girl’s great … so thank you very much for everything you’ve done. You’re amazing. You’re a good guy.”

She then presented Leno with a going away gift — a denim Snuggie. DeGeneres said that it combined his every day outfit of denim-on-denim with his new, retired lifestyle. She then ended her inteview with a kiss. It was a callback to when she came on “The Tonight Show” shortly after coming out publicly back in 1997 and planted a kiss on the host to prove that a kiss was just a kiss.

Of course, this may not be the last time the two get together. We’re pretty sure the door is open for Jay Leno to drop by “The Ellen Degeneres Show,” weekdays in syndication (check local listings). For now, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” continues on weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on NBC.

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Ellen DeGeneres Gives Heartfelt Farewell To Jay Leno On ‘The Tonight Show’ (VIDEO)

While Jay Leno isn’t set to exit “The Tonight Show” until next year, Ellen DeGeneres said her goodbyes on Wednesday night. After 32 prior appearances, this was going to be her final interview on Leno’s show before he leaves, and so she wanted to talk about what an impact he’s had on her life.

“You were so supportive all the time,” an emotional DeGeneres told him. “You always tried to help me in every way. Gave me great advice, gave me ideas with jokes and, actually, Jay is responsible for me being booked on ‘The Tonight Show’ with Johnny Carson, because you told the booker, Jim McCawley, to stay at The Improv and watch me. You said, ‘This girl’s great … so thank you very much for everything you’ve done. You’re amazing. You’re a good guy.”

She then presented Leno with a going away gift — a denim Snuggie. DeGeneres said that it combined his every day outfit of denim-on-denim with his new, retired lifestyle. She then ended her inteview with a kiss. It was a callback to when she came on “The Tonight Show” shortly after coming out publicly back in 1997 and planted a kiss on the host to prove that a kiss was just a kiss.

Of course, this may not be the last time the two get together. We’re pretty sure the door is open for Jay Leno to drop by “The Ellen Degeneres Show,” weekdays in syndication (check local listings). For now, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” continues on weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on NBC.

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