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Lauren Sanchez Talks About Being “Devastated” Over Dropping A Gig On “The View,” Jeff Bezos’ Pancakes, And Having To Be Extra Personal Now



January 25, 2023 / Posted by: Mieka

What’s it wish to be the World’s Most Glamorous Lady on the arm of the World’s Baldest Billionaire? Properly, no person is actually certain as a result of MacKenzie Scott refuses to do interviews about her ex-husband Jeff Bezos. However Jeff’s new girl good friend Lauren Sanchez did! And whereas she is probably not fairly as glamorous as Mac, Jeff’s “goofy” ass (Lauren’s phrase, not mine, but additionally mine) is fortunate to have her. Billions of {dollars} gained’t purchase you like, however it might purchase you a former working lady (on this case, a former Further correspondent) with a head for enterprise and a bod for sin. Based on Lauren’s alma mater, Extra, in her “first solo interview!,” she instructed The Wall Street Journal (a lot for that inside scoop, Further. How are you gonna hold ‘em on the farm after they’ve seen the within of Jeff’s Bezos’ house dick?) that dropping out on her “dream job” as one of many hosts of The View in 1999, was “one of the vital devastating days of [her] life.” However for those who suppose Lauren remains to be wallowing in pity and remorse 23 years later, then you definately don’t know Lauren in any respect.

As a result of Lauren turned that frown upside (and for some cause, additionally stretched it sideways all the way in which to her ears), and now she’s spending Sunday mornings consuming “the most effective pancakes on this planet” made particular for her by the sexiest billionaire of their kitchen on these particular Sundays when no different billionaires are current. Eat your coronary heart out, Lisa Ling! She might have gotten Lauren’s seat on The View, however she’ll by no means know what it’s wish to get up with the scent of billionaire batter filling your nostril. A fortuitous reversal of fortune she has Star Jones to thank for. Based on the New York Post:

The 53-year-old TV host and helicopter pilot, who catapulted into the general public eye through her relationship with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos beginning in 2019, recalled in an interview with WSJ Journal the second she felt like her profession was crashing down in 1999. She didn’t get her dream job: a job on Barbara Walters’ daytime speak present “The View.”

“It was one of the vital devastating days of my life,” Sanchez instructed Derek Blasberg within the interview printed Wednesday.

Sanchez recalled bonding immediately with Walters whereas auditioning for “The View,” although she admitted clashing with authentic forged member Star Jones. Their variations might have price her the function. As an alternative, journalist Lisa Ling took the coveted spot alongside Jones, Meredith Vieira, Pleasure Behar and Walters, who personally phoned Sanchez to inform her the disappointing information that left her in tears for days.

Sanchez stated Jones later apologized and that Walters remained a mentor.

Right here’s a clip from 2013 of Lauren visitor co-hosting on The View, explaining her disappointment over not having been forged, and obtained Whoopi Goldberg ready to throw fists when she says “there was one one who was really fairly imply to me right here, I used to be bullied just a little bit.” On this clip (beginning at :30) we additionally be taught that the one who was accountable for Meghan McCain‘s hair has been employed at The View for many years.

After all, now that she’s secured the bag and the manufacturing unit that produces the luggage and their contents, she’s needed to cease posting the whole lot on Instagram, which is tough for her!

“It’s arduous. I’m a really open particular person. I speak quite a bit. I like to inform all my secrets and techniques. I’ve needed to be taught that I can’t try this. It’s a very good lesson. [I used to] say stuff to individuals and nobody would care!”

On a regular basis. I need to inform everybody the whole lot. I need everybody to be my good friend! I discovered the best way to not give the situation of the place I’m at. I can’t Instagram issues that I usually would earlier than. I’ve to be extra personal, just a little extra managed, and that’s advantageous.”

However Lauren’s thirst for TV stardom and Instagram likes has been changed by a unique type of thirst. One that may solely be quenched IN SPACE! Based on Further:

Lauren has huge objectives for the longer term, together with main an all-female group to outer house on Blue Origin subsequent 12 months. She dished, “It’s going to be ladies who’re making a distinction on this planet and who’re impactful and have a message to ship… I’m tremendous enthusiastic about it. And just a little nervous. I’ve wished to be within the rocket from the leap, so [Bezos] is happy to make this occur with all of those ladies. It’s humorous what he stated the opposite day: ‘Fly quick; take probabilities.’ That’s his motto. He’s very encouraging and excited, and he’s thrilled we’re placing this group collectively.”

Properly, one factor she gained’t have to fret about is cash. And one other factor she gained’t have to fret about is what is going to occur to her face whereas experiencing G-force. She already is aware of.

Pic: Doug Peters/PA Photographs/ Photographs

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Sundance Trans Drama ‘Mutt’ to be Bought Overseas by Greatest Buddy Eternally




“Mutt,” the Sundance prize-winning characteristic debut of New York-based filmmaker Vuk Lungulov-Klotz, has been boarded by Brussels-based firm Greatest Buddy Eternally.

“Mutt,” which simply received the Particular Jury Award for actor Lío Mehiel (“WeCrashed”) at Sundance, will subsequent play on the Berlin Movie Pageant within the Era 14+ strand. CAA Media Finance is dealing with North American rights, whereas Greatest Buddy Eternally represents the remainder of the world.

Lungulov-Klotz is a Chilean-Serbian filmmaker who beforehand participated within the Sundance Institute Labs, the Tribeca Movie Institute, and the Ryan Murphy HALF Initiative Program. His award successful trans-themed brief movie “Nonetheless Liam” performed at a number of festivals and was championed by queer filmmakers Ira Sachs and Silas Howard, who’ve each develop into mentors.

Described as an emotional drama overlapping previous, current and future, “Mutt” follows Feña, a younger trans man bustling by way of life in New York Metropolis. Over the course of a single hectic day, Feña is swept by way of the extremes of human emotion, when individuals who appeared to vanish when he transitioned are out of the blue again in his life.

Mehiel stars within the movie reverse Cole Doman (“Gossip Lady“), Mimi Ryder (“Matilda The Musical”) and Alejandro Goic (“Blanquita”). Producers are Alexander Stegmaier, Stephen Scott Scarpulla, Vuk Lungulov-Klotz, Jennifer Kuczaj and Joel Michaely.

“This New York-set, 24-hour dive into Feña’s life gives us not solely a crowd-pleaser and a gem of indie American cinema however a enjoyable and beautifully-crafted new Queer narrative on trans life,” stated Martin Gondre and Charles Bin, Greatest Buddy Eternally co-founders. The pair added that “it’s simple to establish with each character concerned. Mutt will go away you emotional and with the sensation that you’ve got additionally skilled lately of ‘in-betweenness,’ even should you’re not trans.” The deal was negotiated between Greatest Buddy Eternally and CAA Media Finance.

Greatest Buddy Eternally’s roster for the European Movie Market additionally contains market premieres of “Anti-Squat” by Nicolas Silhol, whose earlier movie “Company” reached extra that $2 million on the French B.O., Michaël Dichter’s “The Unbelievable Three” and Angela Ottobah’s “Rapture,” in addition to the Spanish romantic comedy “Ramona” and Oscar-nominated director Alê Abreu’s household animation “Perlimps,” amongst others.

The corporate was launched in Cannes 2019 and is a sister firm of Paris primarily based Indie Gross sales.

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The Weeknd, Avril Lavigne, Tate McRae Lead 2023 Juno Award Nominations




The 52nd annual Juno Awards, Canada’s reply to the Grammys, will happen on March 13 in Edmonton, Alberta. Main the contenders is the Weeknd with six nominations, together with the TikTok Juno Fan Alternative prize, the one class voted on by the general public. He’s additionally up for single, album, artist, songwriter and pop album.

Pop vet Avril Lavigne and Albertan Tate McRae are proper behind him with 5 apiece, Lavigne incomes nods for TikTok Juno Fan Alternative, single, album, artist and pop album, whereas McRae can also be up for the TikTok honor, single, album and pop album, in addition to Songwriter. 

The Juno awards happen over two days. The primary includes a non-public business occasion, streamed dwell however not televised, amd doles out the vast majority of awards, leaving the published filled with dwell performances and a fraction of awards. The televised present will air dwell on all CBC platforms (TV, radio, on-line), together with CBC Music for world viewers. The ceremony was switched from its normal Sunday evening to keep away from dropping viewers to the Oscars.

The present can be hosted for second consecutive yr by Canadian-born actor Simu Liu (“Shang-Chi” and “The Legend of The Ten Rings”), whose “I Am Canadian!” speech was a giant hit. 

It is going to even be an evening of pleasure for Alberta natives Nickelback, this yr’s inductees into the Canadian Music Corridor of Fame. The rock band, which has bought upwards of fifty million albums worldwide,  can also be up for rock album. They’ve been nominated for 37 Junos (now 38) and received 12.

Nickelback will rock the stage, pyro assured, and the two-hour present can even pack in dwell performances by Alexisonfire, Jessie Reyez, Banx & Ranx with Pablo and Rêve, McRae, Tenille Townes, and Aysanabee.

In the one class recognizing non-Canadians, Taylor Swift is up for 2 of the 5 spots for worldwide album, for “Midnights” and “Crimson (Taylor’s Model),” alongside Ed Sheeran’s “=,” Harry Kinds’ “Harry’s Home” and Lil Nas X’s “Montero.”

Additionally in rivalry for the fan alternative are Shawn Mendes, Lauren Spencer-Smith, MacKenzie Porter, Pablo, Rêve, the Reklaws and Tyler Shaw.

Battling it out within the album of the yr class is Ali Gatie’s “Who Harm You?,” Lavigne’s “Love Sux,” NAV’s “Demons Protected by Angels,” McRae’s “I Used To Suppose I Might Fly” and the Weeknd’s “Daybreak FM.”

The artist of the yr race is a tricky toss-up between Michael Bublé, Lavigne, Mendes, the Weeknd, and Spencer-Smith, whereas group of the yr nominees embrace Arcade Fireplace, Billy Expertise, Metric, Arkells and The Reklaws. Recognizing rising stars, breakthrough artist contenders embrace Dax, Devon Cole, Pablo, Rêve and RealestK, whereas up for breakthrough group are Banx & Ranx, Hurt & Ease, Rarer People, Wild Rivers, and Tommy Lefroy.

Head to the official Juno website for the complete list of nominees.

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Belarusian Impartial Movie Academy Launches to Assist Creatives




A brand new impartial movie academy has launched out of Belarus to help the nation’s impartial artists.

The Belarusian Movie Academy (BIFA) will formally launch throughout this month’s Berlin Movie Competition, the place an business presentation will probably be made in partnership with the European Movie Market.

The org has been arrange in response to a “fixed menace” of persecution, imprisonment and torture towards impartial artists residing in Belarus, who’re pressured to go away the nation to be able to work with out state repression. Belarus neighbors each Ukraine and Russia, and has supported Russia in its almost year-long conflict towards Ukraine. Belarus allowed Moscow to stage a part of its invasion from Belarusian territory in February 2022, and has additionally enabled missiles to strike Ukraine from inside its borders.

The founding members of the brand new academy embrace: Volia Chajkouskaya (producer, director, pageant founder), Aliaksei Paluyan (movie director), Darya Zhuk (movie director), Irena Kaciałovič (movie critic), Andrei Kutsila (documentary movie director) and Igor Soukmanov (senior programmer and advisor).

A joint assertion by the group reads: “The thought of making a corporation was born after the start of the conflict in Ukraine in 2022. Greater than 130 Belarusian filmmakers signed a collective assertion on March 1 condemning Russia’s army aggression towards Ukraine at the moment.

“Since then, all of us continued to face challenges individually and felt that we must always unite in solidarity to type a unified entrance. All this prompted us to create a authorized construction that would converse on behalf of impartial Belarusian filmmakers with one voice,” continues the assertion.

On Feb. 17, the founders will element plans for the org in Berlin, and set out the primary slate of initiatives which can be within the works. The occasion is held in cooperation and partnership with the EFM alongside different movie orgs and academies, which will probably be represented on the occasion by EFM director Dennis Ruh, European Movie Academy director Matthijs Wouter Knol and German Movies managing director Simone Baumann.

The BIFA market stand is quantity 126, and will probably be situated on the primary ground of the Marriott lodge in Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz.

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