Simon Cowell mocked for being less likeable than David Williams as Britain’s Got Talent judges compete in Weird Crushes game behind the scenes

SIMON Cowell will learn a harsh truth that he’s not as likeable as co-star David Walliams during tonight’s Britain’s Got More Talent.

The BGT judges take a break from filming more show-stopping auditions to play the popular Weird Crushes card game, which features both Simon and David.

The Britain’s Got Talent judges are in hysterics as they play card game, Weird Crushes

The game ranks different male celebrities on their charisma, likeability, sex appeal, style, and fame.

While Simon outranks David on charisma by one point, he is defeated by a large margin on the likeability category.

Initially trying to bluff his way out of it by lying about his score, Simon reluctantly admits he was scored just two points, while David landed a much stronger four.

Co-stars Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon laughed hysterically as the boys tried to prove who was king of the panel.

Simon is ranked at ‘2’ on the likeability scale, while David quadruples that score
Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon can’t contain their laughter at the quirky game

Tonight’s episode of Britain’s Got Talent will see a knife-throwing act take aim at Simon Cowell, leaving judge Amanda Holden, 48, and the auditions audience gasping in shock.

Andrei admitted: “This was high stakes. It was more dangerous because I didn’t know what Simon would do.

“I know my partner. She knows not to be scared and not to move.

“But I didn’t know if Simon might move. I worried I might leave him seriously injured.

“I had small nerves. I’m a professional, I must be ready and keep my focus.”

Tonight’s episode sees a knife-throwing act take aim at Simon Cowell
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Explaining why he took up the challenge Simon, 59, said: “I wanted to feel what it’s like. It is terrifying.”

Judge David Walliams, 47, told Andrei: “You could’ve killed him when you had the chance.”

Britain’s Got Talent returns tonight on ITV at 8pm.

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Writers Guild Leaders Double Down on Threat to Sue Talent Agencies

Leaders of the Writers Guild of America have repeated a threat to sue the major Hollywood talent agencies for alleged conflicts of interest. The leaders issued the threat Saturday during a members-only meeting at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif., attended by about 300, according to an attendee. The meeting was the fourth […]



Keira Knightley’s musical talent is…playing ‘Despacito’ with her teeth


You might be able to dust off a rendition of “Für Elise” on the piano, but it doesn’t come close to Keira Knightley’s utterly weird musical talent.

It turns out the Hollywood star can play music with her teeth, as she exhibited on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday, when she busted out a rendition of “Despacito” by appearing to tap her teeth with her fingers.

Knightley previously exhibited this talent before when she played “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” on The Graham Norton Show back in January. 

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Gabrielle Union To Replace Mel B On ‘America’s Got Talent’

Get ready for a big shake up on America’s Got Talent next season as Mel B and Heidi Klum have both dropped from the judging panel.

The Spice Girl has been a judge on the show for the last six seasons but there have long been whispers that she wouldn’t be invited back for the 14th season because her headline-making personal problems and marital issues are huge distractions.

Instead, Variety reports that their chairs will be filled by dancer Julianne Hough and actress Gabrielle Union who will join regulars Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel.

Hosting duties will also be changing as Tyra Banks is being replaced by actor Terry Crews, who has been hosting America’s Got Talent: The Champions.

“One of the many secrets to the success and longevity of America’s Got Talent is its fearless drive to reinvent itself,” said Meredith Ahr, president of the alternative and reality group at NBC Entertainment.

“The next evolution of the format brings in fresh expert eyes to join Simon and Howie on the panel. Gabrielle and Julianne are two of the most aspirational women in the business, on top of being electric entertainers with talent across disciplines.

“I am excited to see how their knowledge, compassion and sheer joy enhance the experience for acts and viewers alike. As their partner in crime, host Terry Crews will continue to light up the stage with his quick wit and unending charm.”

Hough is a two-time professional dance champion on Dancing with the Stars and has been a judge on series.

Union will next star in and exec produce the Bad Boys spinoff series L.A.’s Finest – which premieres May 13 on Spectrum Originals network.

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International Talent Support to Unveil New HQ

ITS, A NEW HOUSE: Italy’s International Talent Support design contest — also known as ITS — has found a new home.
Named ITS Arcademy, the new space will house the organization’s headquarters and offices, as well as the remarkable ITS Creative Archive, which features outfits, accessories and talents’ portfolios, gathered from the talent scouting contest’s past 16 editions.
The archive, which features items from Balenciaga’s Demna Gvasalia, Mark Fast, Peter Pilotto and Richard Quinn, among other designers, currently occupies a small attic inside an 18th-century palazzo in the center of Trieste, Italy, where ITS is based.
In addition, ITS Arcademy — a name merging archive and academy — will host workshops, educational and training activities involving former finalists, winners and jurors.
“The talents we bring to Trieste will be coming back as accomplished professionals to share the depths of their soul in a land that has always been, historically, a place for exchanging and sharing. New talents, new professionals will be allowed to blossom, nurturing the sensibility and receptiveness of this territory,” explained ITS founder and director Barbara Franchin, who had already hinted at the project last June during the 2018 edition of the contest.
Housed inside the building occupied by Fondazione CRTrieste — a local institution

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Borbonese, Istituto Marangoni Team Up on Talent Search

Italian luxury accessories brand Borbonese is launching a project in collaboration with several international schools aimed at expanding its horizons and dialoguing with the new generation of creative minds in order to reach a younger audience.
Called Officina Borbonese, the project kicks off this month in a partnership with Milanese fashion school Istituto Marangoni. About 70 students from the master’s programs in Fashion & Luxury Brand Management and Fashion Start Up will be selected to study and analyze the Borbonese brand and will be asked to pitch new ideas in terms of style, traditional and digital communication, as well as marketing strategies focused on both European and international markets, such as India, China and Korea.
“Officina Borbonese was born to find a contemporary way to communicate the brand’s core values,” said Borbonese chief executive officer Alessandro Pescara. “We would like Officina Borbonese to be a laboratory of both creative ideas and product research. We have in mind a sort of Desk Design Thinking, a space dedicated to creativity, which brings new interpretations of our iconic products, but also new forms of communication, an exchange between the company and the school, getting the world of production and creative imagination closer.”
In particular, Pescara highlighted

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Tyra Banks Is Reportedly Leaving ‘America’s Got Talent’

Tyra Banks is reportedly leaving America’s Got Talent.

via People:

According to the New York Post‘s Page Six, the America’s Next Top Model creator, who has hosted the NBC talent competition show since 2017, will be leaving the gig to focus on producing TV and movies.

Reps for Banks and AGT did not immediately return PEOPLE’s requests for comment.

Banks recently hinted that she might be leaving AGT to focus on a “massive project.”

“I don’t know [if I’ll be coming back],” she told Access in November. “I think I had a really nice run with AGT. I had a lot, a lot of fun. I’m really focusing on Life-Size — I’m going to be producing TV and I have a massive project starting next year. I’m not so sure, but if I don’t come back, I had a lot of fun.”

While she wouldn’t tease too many details about the secret project, she did reveal it was “something that has never been done before.”

“It is so massive. It’s really making me look at everything that I’m doing and saying, ‘What can I peel off? What can I not do? What can I truly focus on?’ ” she said. “It’s coming out in the fall of next year.

According to Page Six, Banks has received a number of offers since the success of Life-Size 2, the sequel to her 2000 film with Lindsay Lohan that premiered on Freeform earlier this month.

Well, all jobs come to an end.

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[VIDEO] Rapper, Model, and Actor, Don Benjamin Turns Talent into Influence

With over 2 million followers on Instagram, rapper, model, and actor Don Benjamin, explains what’s it’s really like to become an overnight success.

“As soon as I graduated from school, I realized that I wanted to be in the entertainment industry, so I packed my things up and moved to LA to chase my dreams thinking it would be easy, thinking it was gonna be an easy breezy success story, but it actually took a lot of years and time,” said Benjamin, “it took about seven years before I got my first break on America’s Next Top Model.”

The notable has now gained traction in both the music and fashion industry having successfully navigated both worlds. After becoming a finalist on the 2013 season of America’s Next Top Model, Benjamin gained modeling assignments for GUESS apparel, True Religion jeans, and a number of other highly recognizable fashion brands. In addition, the model-actor has excited audiences as a rapper igniting slick, smart verses with his impressive flow as he shares personal stories with palpable panache.

To date, he has released records with the likes of R&B sensation Eric Bellinger and longtime girlfriend and equally successful influencer, Liane V.

“Being in a relationship with another influencer, Liane V. is dope because she understands me. It’s never an issue when I have to do my social media work, or if I’m on my phone all day,” continued Benjamin. “Our worlds never collide, but they align so we get to do a lot of work together. We get to do shoots together, we do trips together, we do music together, she’s a singer as well so it’s a beautiful thing to have this person inline with my work.”

Watch the full episode of Benjamin’s turn up as he and the influencers, food stylist and blogger Megan Hysaw; model and beauty entrepreneur Tatiana Elizabeth; and model and actor Keith Carlos link up with DJ Drama at Jewel Nightclub at ARIA Resort and Casino.

The Takeover is a web series that gives you a bird’s eye view into the life of four influencers and the BLACK ENTERPRISE team as they take over the MGM properties exploring all the amazing attractions that the resort has to offer. This series is powered by MGM Resorts. 

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Porsha Williams Delights Her Fans With Singing Talent And Juicy Cravings – Watch Her Latest Videos

Porsha Williams is one happy soon-to-be mom. You can tell this from the latest videos that she posted.

In one of them, she’s in a car with her BFF, and she’s singing happily, and the other videos that she wanted to share with her followers on Instagram show her while presenting her cravings to fans. We have to admit that she’s flaunting some pretty tasty treats over there!

‘Oh we just harassing people with Ghetto Christmas song @drahjee 😂 headed to drop toys at @theoriginalhotdogfactory for @4hosea,’ Porsha captioned the video in which she’s singing.

One of her fans told her that ‘Christmas for you is about to have so much more meaning. Nothing like watching your little people on Christmas morning! 😍

Someone else is confident that Porsha will have a happy baby: ‘That beautiful baby is going to come out happy. I can’t wait to see her personality. ❤❤😍😍

Another follower gushed over Porsha’s happiness and said that ‘I’ve never in my life seen such an active pregnant woman…your always happy…just love it. 😍😍😍

Porsha also shared a bunch of food-related videos: ‘🌭Big momma had a serious craving 🌭 for my boos,’ she captioned the post.

Someone told her to be careful with what she’s eating these days:

‘Be careful eating so many salty foods, its gonna catch up with you eventually. You wan to try to avoid preeclampsia. Its not good for you or your baby. Just a bit of advice from a nurse @porsha4real.’

Another follower seemed worried about her weight and said ‘I agree because she was already a little chunky before pregnancy now she’s going to be huge That weight is sooooo hard to get rid of.’

Someone else thinks that she knows what she’s doing: ‘She’ll eat all that now and satisfy her pregnancy but when that baby is here best believe she’ll hit the gym so hard she’ll look like she never was! You know how our mama got hot bod!’

Porsha has recently shared the very first pregnancy photo on Instagram and, as expected, her fans were in awe.

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Claire Foy has a secret talent that the Queen probably wouldn’t care for

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The day we found out Claire Foy wouldn’t be returning for Netflix’s The Crown was a dark day in our offices, however it’s been amazing to watch how she’s really let her hair down since then. Ever since hanging up her tiara and cloak, she’s taken a role that couldn’t further from the Queen if she tried as Lisbeth Salander in The Girl in the Spider’s Web and she’s now showed off a secret skill never before seen in Buckingham Palace. So if you’ve ever wanted to imagine a younger Queen Elizabeth laying down a sick beat and rapping flawlessly…Claire Foy’s got your back.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web star recently visited the set of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where she chatted about her new projects and what life was like post-Netflix. While on the show, Fallon and the show’s resident band ambushed her.

‘I’ve heard some weird rumour on the internet,’ Jimmy Fallon began.

She instantly did what any sensible person would do and advised him, ‘Never trust the internet.’

Regardless, Fallon charged on and told her, ‘I heard that you know all the lyrics to Rapper’s Delight.’

If you’re not entirely sure what Rapper’s Delight is, it’s an iconic Sugarhill Gang song which starts ‘I said a hip hop’. (You know the one.) The moment Jimmy Fallon outed her love of the Sugarhill Gang however, she burst into laughter immediately and put her head in her hands.

Fallon told her, ‘You can always say no.’

However, he slyly looked over at the audience who cheered her on as the band started to play. And all props to her, Claire Foy took the microphone and proceeded to raise the roof.

You’re going to want to see the video, which is absolutely amazing to watch above. She somehow manages to nail the song while retaining a distinct posh Britishness about her, which is both endearing and hilarious at the same time.

TBH, we’re just annoyed Jimmy Fallon cut her off early as we could have easily watched an hour of her doing rap covers. Please, Claire Foy – drop a rap album. We’re begging you.

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Los Cabos Debates Digital Series Revolution, Freedoms, Rights, Talent, Paradigms

LOS CABOS, Mexico — The 7th Los Cabos Festival, the most industrially-minded of Mexico’s film events, was the first to take place in full-blown digital OTT revolution. Two TV panels, the biggest ever at Los Cabos, packed out by some of the foremost Latino TV and OT show-runners, producers and directors,  debated the huge, multi-faceted […]



How The Top Construction Companies are Attracting and Retaining Talent in the Midst of a Worker Shortage

If you work in construction, then news about the current labor shortage won’t come as any surprise. Construction professionals have named hiring as their top concern for a number of years; in 2017, the National Association of Home Builders survey findings revealed that 82% of construction professionals listed the cost and availability of laborers as a pressing priority for the year, compared to just 13% in 2011. Fill out the form below to download our eBook and learn how the top construction companies are battling the issue.

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Attract and Retain Rockstar Talent Within the Solar Industry

Good talent is hard to find, but with the worker shortage within the home improvement industry it can feel downright impossible to attract the rockstar talent that you need in a Solar sales rep. Modernize has partnered with Zoi Solar, a Solar technology company located in downtown Austin, Texas, to deliver a free webinar to teach you how to attract and retain Solar employees that will give you the competitive edge.

Watch our webinar recording here to learn a few simple steps to find and retain the Solar Sales Rep diamond in the rough such as:

  • Tactics to discover the best Solar Sales Representatives for your company,
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California Lawmakers Pass Talent Protections Act to Help Models and Entertainers Fight Sexual Harassment and Eating Disorders

FIGHTING HARASSMENT: Models in California now have a little more legal reenforcement thanks to the passage of the Talent Protections Act, which was created to fight sexual harassment and eating disorders. While not designed solely for models, the law is geared for the state’s fashion and entertainment industries. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed it into law Sept. 30 and it will take effect in January.
The Model Alliance, the New York-based organization that champions models’ rights, worked closely with California State Assembly member Marc Levine, detailing models’ experiences to help develop the law and calling for its support.
Under the law, talent agencies must create educational materials about sexual harassment prevention and retaliation, as well as information about good nutrition and eating disorders for adults. For minors starting out in the entertainment industry, they and their parents, or respective legal guardian, will be required to have training in these areas. The law also mandates that information about nutrition be provided to fashion models.
Models are routinely advised to lose weight, according to what is said to be the largest survey to date on eating disorders among professional models. Published last year in the International Journal of Eating Disorders, the study was an effort

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