Showing posts from June, 2014

Bill Cunningham on Chanel's Plexi Handbag

Fashion Accessories We wondered if anymore would purchase the Chanel No . 5 plexiglass handbag, which we deemed impractical. Apparently, according to Bill Cunningham's  " The Winning Number Is  " ( video below ) they did! In fact, they were sold out long ago. We must admit, we do like the cell phone cover!

Bill Cunningham on Jeff Koon Retrospective

Jeff Koon's Bloom

Is Resolution Becoming A Revolving Door?

The legendary veteran agent and former Chairman of International Creative Management (ICM) Jeff Berg launched Resolution , a talent and literary agency, in January 2013. Now it seems in little more than a year Resolution has become known for its revolving door (with literary and talent agents leaving) and not so much for revolutionizing the agency business. The latest exit at Resolution is Dennis Kim , veteran TV literary agent, who was wooed away from a boutique agency back in July of 2013. Kim, who is rumored to have left to become a talent manager, joined  Resolution to head up the TV Lit department and give the new agency a "toehold in the lucrative TV lit business". It seems a foothold is what was needed. It's been an unfortunate start for Berg considering he (almost singlehandedly) made ICM a mighty agency for three decades. It's also become almost impossible to get agents of note to come to Resolution with some much uncertainty and high profile exits

R.I.P Eli Wallach

Eli Wallach (Magnificent Seven) We have fond memories of veteran actor  Eli Wallach  for the roles he became famous for, and especially the bandits he played in the old western movies. Eli Wallach dies at 98; actor best known for two classic westerns — ConversationCircle (@ConversationCir) June 25, 2014

UPDATE: American Apparel Founder Finally Fired

As reported in the LA Times, it seems American Apparel's CEO Dov Charney, while contesting his removal, wants to shake-up the company's board and management. Related: American Apparel Founder Finally Fired Dov Charney said he wants shake-up of American Apparel board — ConversationCircle (@ConversationCir) June 23, 2014

American Apparel Founder Finally Fired

Retail It seems American Apparel's CEO Dov Charney's astonishingly bad behavior was tolerated for way too long. Charney, who is threatening legal action and demanding to be reinstated it would seem, has no shame. With numerous lawsuits, allegations, investigations and reportedly a secret website  (now locked down) that was discovered by employee a few years ago. The question is, why has it taken so long to remove Charney? It would seem the company couldn't afford the insurance anymore! Dov Charney’s Decade of Douchery - The Cut via @thecut — ConversationCircle (@ConversationCir) June 23, 2014

Nikki Finke Is Back Online

Finally the legendary and often terrifying Nikki Finke , the Hollywood reporter, is back online with her new website and doing what she does best. In Finke's first post , "Why I Started", she explains why she's driven to continue writing about Hollywood, and, of course, those pesky inferior trade competitors.  Oh, and, Jay Penske also got a mention when Finke returned for her first week posting online.  All we can say is, welcome back. Related: Nikki Finke Severs Ties with Deadline.Com More on Nikki Finke and Jay Penske Nikki Finke Calls Out The Hollywood Reporter!  Who is Nikki Finke? You may not care, but Hollywood sure does. via @washingtonpost — ConversationCircle (@ConversationCir) June 18, 2014

'The Tonight Show' Still The Dominate Late-Night Choice

"The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon" , according to Nielsen's ratings has, overall, remained the dominate late-night choice for viewers in every ratings measure. We couldn't agree more. Fallon , just when you think he may be slipping, always comes up with a funny and relative bit. Check out Fallon's "The Evolution of Dad Dancing" costarring Governor Chris Christie :

George R.R. Martin Joins Twitter

GAME OF THRONES author,   George R.R. Martin,  has joined Twitter. See his first tweet below: I don't tweet all that much, please check out my live journal page. ;) #myfirstTweet — George RR Martin (@GRRMspeaking) June 9, 2014

'Game of Thrones' HBO's Most Popular Series

We've been captivated by the  Game of Thrones,  and it appears so have a growing number of televisions viewers. Season 4  Game of Thrones is now   the most popular series in HBO's history. The average Sunday night (9pm) gross audience for the series is 18.4 million viewers. The highest gross audience had previously been held by "The Sopranos" which pulled in 18.2 million viewers for the 2002 season.  Season 3  Game of Thrones  average gross audience was only 14.4 million.  The season finale of  Game of Thrones  will air June 15.

Lara Logan Returns To CBS

We're not sure if this is a face saving move for CBS and Lara Logan, who was forced to take a leave of absence from 60 Minutes after her flawed Benghazi report aired, or if CBS News doesn't care what veteran journalist think. How to deal with the trust issue now.  See THR report below. Related: '60 Minutes' Officially Airs Apology, Now What? CBS Admits to Benghazi Mistake on 'CBS This Morning' Lara Logan Back at Work on '60 Minutes' via @THR — ConversationCircle (@ConversationCir) June 4, 2014

Join Oliver's Call To Action Crashes FCC System

John Oliver's plea, which is hilarious, for online commenters and trolls alike, to send the FCC comments regarding Net Neutrality seems to have crashed the FCC comments system for a time on June 2. Oliver's call to action was during his show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver , which aired on Sunday June 1. Check out the video below:

Lupita Nyong'o Cast In 'Star War'

Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o will join the cast of "Star Wars: Episode VII". We're not surprised. Nyong'o was a spot-on pick,  and she is sure to bring dimension to her role. We're exited for Nyong'o especially since she has avoided (so far) typecasting. Actress Gwendoline Christie , best known for her role in Game of Thrones , will also join the cast. BREAKING: Lupita Nyong'o & Gwendoline Christie have joined the cast of #StarWarsVII ! — Star Wars (@starwars) June 2, 2014