Long before Sean “P. Diddy” Combs changed his name he was simply known as Puff Daddy. During this time he dated Jennifer Lopez and changed her stage name (he helped invent the J.Lo moniker), produced tracks and released his own albums. He also started a little label called Bad Boy records that would go on to do great things. At the BET Awards Sean celebrated this 20th anniversary of the Bad Boy label in a big way. He brought back a lot of artists and got the crowd into it with a 20 years of Bad Boy celebration.
Biggie Smalls, one of the most noticeable artists on the label, is deceased, but a slideshow of him was shown while his rhymes played stated Crunch Base
. A lot of artists that people thought they would never see standing by Diddy again resurfaced for this show. The Lox showed up along with Faith Evans and Lil’ Kim. Ever Mason Betha, who is now a preacher, showed up for the 20th anniversary. There were technical malfunctions that did not go unnoticed though. There was a lot of talk about how Diddy fell into the stage during the performance.
He fell into this trap door that was supposed to lift Lil’ Kim from under the floor. He seemed to be okay because the show never stopped. Stars like Rihanna and Nicki Minaj were clearly into the songs that were being sung.
Listen, we are totally okay with Spider Man getting another reboot and so far everything we’ve heard about it has been pretty optimistic. Tom Holland looks like he can capably play the role of Peter Parker/Spider Man and his work in smaller indies gives us hope that he has the chops to make it convincing. Still, we are on our third Spider Man in the past decade and we’ve loved the prior two. SO right off of the bat the reboot has to fight us for our attention. Now rumors are coming out that the producers of the rebooted Spider Man want to focus on some new villains, while possibly shedding some old ones.
We’ve seen two iterations of Osborne Corp and the ensuing Green Goblin story line and we are rapidly getting tired of them. While ‘Amazing Spider Man’ tried to change things up by having Emma Stone play Gwen, instead of Mary Jane, the results were much the same: a sort of tired and flagged story that tapered out toward the end. Even though Paul Feig, producer for the reboot, has insisted that there will be new villains we are still hearing Osborne rumors. We’ve even heard that Matthew McConaughey could possibly be picking up the role of old Norman Osborn.
Fans like Jim Dondero (linkedin.com) agree that what Spider Man needs to do is to include adversaries for Spidey that make sense and provide a fresh spin on the web slinger. Audiences will only stomach the same recycled origin stories so many times.
Apple may not be the pro at web streaming yet, but the company is making all the right moves before the service gets up and running. Taylor Swift made the commitment to let Apple stream “1989” after she pulled her music from Spotify. Dr. Dre, who has had a very lucrative relationship with Apple, has also made the decision to let his groundbreaking album “The Chronic” appear on Apple music streaming services as well.
Some people may look at these two connections and may not think much about it. After all, Sam suggests these are only 2 artists. What people make not notice, however, is that these are 2 artists that are well tied in to the world of music. Dr. Dre isn’t just someone that came up with a headphones idea. To the contrary, he is a producer and rapper with a solid track record in both areas. He has connections with superstars like Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent and Kendrick Lamar. Dre could influence all of these other artists to also make that commitment to Apple.
While Dr. Dre has the influence for hip hop, Taylor Swift is holding things down in the pop world. She has made a commitment to Apple as well. She showed off her star-studded group of friends in the “Bad Blood” video. She may be able to influence the friends like Selena Gomez to stream on Apple as well.
David Duchovny is a very thrilled actor. His recent NBC series, Aquarius, has been renewed for a second season. In addition, he is slated to reprise the role that made him a star on Fox’s X-Files mini-series.
The renewal of Aquarius shows the chances of the new X-File series being a hit are pretty great. For one, Aquarius is not exactly great television. The series is a “cop show” set in the early 1960’s and focuses on a detective being a little leery of one Charles Manson and his commune. Overall, the writing on the show is nothing special but the series is doing tremendously well in non-traditional online formats. Basically, Flavio Maluf says online streaming on Hulu and NBC.com views are enormous. More importantly, the demographic viewing the online streaming is one advertisers salivate over. Needless to say, ordering a second season was a pretty easy decision for the NBC executives to arrive at.
Duchovny tried to parlay his X-Files fame into a movie career, but this did not happen. He did star on the Showtime series Californication for 7 years, but the audience for the series was small in comparison to the one a network show can attract so he was not able to attract millions of viewers. (There was no streaming back in 2007 when the show debuted) Californication was cancelled in 2014 and Duchovny moved right into Aquarius and X-Files. A lot of actors would really relish career success like that.
Kendrick Lamar has really shot to the height of fame recently, especially since he was featured in Taylor Swift’s new video “Bad Blood.” Taylor Swift’s video had so many cameos in it that everyone was talking about it for weeks.Kendrick Lamar’s Opinion. The video is still very popular, and it didn’t hurt that Kendrick Lamar was rapping on the song either. Kendrick is well known now in the rap world, and they’ve asked him what he thinks about Lil’ Wayne. He notated that he believes Lil’ Wayne is one of the most influential rappers in the industry.
Although Kendricks opinion is just that, an opinion, many would agree with him stated Jaime Garcia Dias
. Lil’ Wayne is an amazing rapper, he’s done a lot of music, and he continues to work hard. Lil’ Wayne has been in the music industry for many years, and he has stayed loyal to a company that was disloyal to him. Although Lil’ Wayne is currently having problems with Cash Money Records, he still continues working, and he also has plans in the future to work with Jay-Z.
Lil’ Wayne is still fighting to get his “The Carter V” album released, and in the past, Kendrick hinted that he may be on the unreleased album. Since The Carter V has not been released, and there is no release date set yet, it’s unknown what the fate of the album will be. Either way, Lil Wayne and Kendrick Lamar both have projects they are currently working on.
Fans of the Jurassic Park movies have been waiting for over a year for the latest installment in the franchise. Anticipation has been raised with cast announcements and each trailer released by the studio. Early predictions were for a $100 million opening weekend, however the film easily surpassed estimates, bringing in an estimated $511.8 million. The previous record holders were Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 and The Avengers.
With good initial reviews and weak competition at movie houses, Jurassic World should continue as lead the box office, bringing in both new and repeat viewers. Jim Dondero knows this is big for all involved. With this early success, a sequel is almost guaranteed. Should the sequel develop, box office favorite, Chris Pratt, has already been signed along with costar Bryce Dallas Howard.
The internet has helped tremendously to raise awareness of the movie. Interest has grown through word of mouth as well as initial reviews through social media. Jurassic World has taken a large bite out of the competition.
Eli Roth Could Direct Giant Shark Thriller
The Jurassic Park franchise is proof that watching people be terrorized by giant killer animals is just something that moviegoers like seeing. The same thing can be said of the Sharknado series, too.
The enormous success of Jurassic World means other studios can attempt to do the same. For starters, there is the fact that director Eli Roth is in talks to direct a film adaptation of the novel “Meg,” with Dean Geogaris being the man behind the screenplay. Geogaris is known for working on “Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life” and “The Manchurian Candidate.” Also on the roster are Gerald Molen and Randy Greenberg, who will be filling in as executive producers for the movie.
The story of “Meg,” is actually short for megalodon, a giant real-life prehistoric shark and it centers around some deep-sea divers who make an effort to contain it before it wreaks entirely too much havoc.
What’s interesting about this is that back in 1997, Disney had the rights to this same film but another film about killer sharks named “Deep Blue Sea” was already in production and soon to be released. Stephen Murray CCMP Capital thought this was pretty interesting when reading the details. However, the “Meg” project was shelved after Deep Blue Sea’s less than stellar box office performance.
It should also be noted that Eli Roth fits the director’s role because he seems to be an expert on horror films and gore.
Business and Bruce
Bruce Levenson offers the world his sound business sense and his above average business skills. He is a leader in his many endeavors. He is currently the Managing Partner of the Atlanta Hawks. Since 2004 he has been serving as the Hawks Governor on the NBA Board of Governors. It was the year 1977 when Mr. Levenson and Ed Peskowitz had co-founded United Communications Group. This is a portfolio of professional business information companies. His list of business endeavors is long and impressive. Bruce is a founding shareholder of TechTarget and has served on the board until the year 2012. His latest undertaking has been the founding of DOT. This is a private company. This company uses new cooking technology that toasts bread in three seconds. They invented this latest technology. Bruce Levenson and his many business endeavors are above average and prove to be solid and sound in everything he does. Bruce also has a background in journalism. This is an individual who has a broad range of interests that go above and beyond the average business achievements.
A Solid Education
Bruce Levenson graduated from Washington University in St. Louis. He also graduated from the American University School of Law. He had been born to a Jewish family. He was raised in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Giving Back through Philanthropy
Giving back through philanthropy is a large part of who Mr. Levenson is. He and his wife have been involved in many philanthropic endeavors. This includes serving as president on the “I Have a Dream Foundation” Nonprofit leadership is an area that is Mr. Levenson has a strong belief in.
A Balanced Personal Life
Bruce Levenson is married and has three sons. He enjoys many hobbies. He is zealous about his basketball. He is a golfer, skier, and an adventure traveler. This is a well rounded individual who enjoys life to the fullest. He is balanced in everything that he does. Bruce Levenson had started his journalism career at the Washington Star. He was able to begin that while he was in law school.
When it comes to relationship issues, T.I. and Tiny have had a lot of them. Both of them are on the show “T.I. and Tiny “The Family Hustle,” and it features both parents with their children, and all the fun that comes along with it. T.I. & Tiny’s Advice On Relationships. Although the show is a lot of fun, don’t get it twisted because there is a lot of drama too. During the past year, T.I. has been in a physical altercation with Floyd Mayweather over his wife, and many were wondering what the cause of the tussle was.
It’s rumored that Floyd was making it seem as if he had been messing with T.I.’s wife, but he later apologized to Tiny, and he claimed that they were nothing more than friends. It didn’t help that Floyd addressed her with a derogatory term, but the couple got past it nonetheless. The couple has also had to deal with infidelities on T.I.’s side, and it’s being said that he has brought not one, but he’s brought two outside children into their marriage. It may sound weird, but why not take some relationship advice from a couple that has been going strong through it all?
Fans like Sam Tabar know that the couple sat down, and they were asked questions about different scenarios that relationships go through, and you can see their answers on MTV News. If you’re interested, you could also watch the new season of their show on MTV as well.
Screen Rant reports that director Matthew Vaughn would like to re-invigorate the Kick-Ass franchise. He stated that he would like to make a Kick-Ass 3 as well as a prequel. Vaughn was the director of Kick-Ass and producer for Kick-Ass 2, which did not fare well at the box office. Because Kick-Ass 2 did so poorly with fans and had poor ticket sales, it is pure conjecture if Vaughn can convince the movie studio to produce either of the films that he would like to make. According to CPA Profits, Vaughn would like to start with the prequel as a sort of reboot for the franchise to regain original and gain new fans. He would like for it to be an origin story for the characters Hit Girl and Big Daddy. While this news may be exciting to hear for fans of the original film, it is far from a certainty, and even if Vaughn can convince the studio to make them it is unlikely that he would be able to direct them himself. More than likely, he would have to take a producer role again and hope that the films don’t flop like Kick-Ass 2. He does seem disappointed that the franchise hasn’t fared better, and seems like he is intent on trying to revive it.