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Americas Next Top Model Can Be YOU!

Posted by Marylou Curnutte | Posted in Auditions, Blogs the Famous Media Read, Celebrity, Hollywood | Posted on 17-09-2012

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There are many women with ambitions of becoming America’s next top model. However, they do not know what it take to become what they aspire to be. Perhaps, this is clearly seen in America top model auditions.

As such, it is important to ensure that you know what it takes to become the best candidate for America’s next top model. This will enable you emerge the winner at the end of the race. Consider the following:

• It is also important to develop confidence and courage. This is because you will be asked many questions by clients. Some will form a bad impression of you and they will not hide it. It is up to you to know how to market yourself to them. Let them see that you have strength and capability of handling these questions in the best way possible. If you do not have a personality that can handle negative criticism in a positive manner, then you are not likely to make it to the top of the America’s top model auditions.

• It is also important that you join a modeling agency. However, be careful when choosing the one to join. There are fake agencies that will require you to give them hefty upfront fee but at the long run they will not deliver the results you desire. As such, it is important that you ensure that you join a professional and reputable agency that knows how to help you achieve your goals. This will help you shoot your photos and come up with a professional portfolio. It will also require you to play a small fee.

• It is apparent that during the competitions, there will be experienced models. This will attract a lot of publicity. As such, these competitions are a perfect way for you to gain popularity and exposure. Therefore, make sure that you use all that you have been practicing in these competitions.

• Professionalism is very important for anyone who wants to become a winner in these auditions. This is because modeling is not a career for unprofessional people and slackers. People who do not know what they are doing, it is a sector that requires discipline and determination. This is because if you cannot take direction or even if you are rude, you will most probably miss many opportunities that will come your way.

• It is also important to do a lot of practicing. This is because during the auditions you will have to take photographs in a number of poses. Therefore, you need to practice to perfection to ensure that you give the best versatile look to audience in the runaway. Make sure that you are able to do your best in different poses.

To become Americas next top model, you have to keep applying for spots any time there competitions. This will enable you familiarize yourself with what happens during the America’s top model auditions. It will also enable you build confidence and learn more on what goes on in these competitions.

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Pregnancy for Beyonce’ Helps Boost Her Album Sales

Posted by Marylou Curnutte | Posted in Blogs the Famous Media Read | Posted on 19-10-2011

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Beyonce’s pregnancy has helped boost and raise her album sales. Music marketing is something that the singers rely on when it comes to concerts, tours, promotions, and sales to boost their record sales that are out there. Beyonce’ however, has brought something new to marketing in the music industry – pregnancy. Her fourth album that she released in June had a strong start when it started selling, but then dropped off after a month of being on the shelves. This is something that shouldn’t have to happen if they have better marketing in the end. Explore Talent  has become the world’s largest talent resource site on the Internet.

She finally announced her pregnancy at Sunday’s VMAs, and it brought her album back to the top ten list for iTunes. Her two songs stole the number five spot on the list. Last week it moved out of the top ten spot, until her announcement on Sunday where it was moved back up. ExploreTalent is a professional social-networking site that connects actors, models, musicians and dancers in the United States

It is expected to sell anywhere from 30,000 and 40,000 copies, which is close to a 40 percent increase in sales from last week’s 20,000 album sales. There are favorite songs on the album that do better than others, but for the most part, they are selling albums left and right after Sunday’s announcement. Exploretalent.com the world’s largest talent resource.

This announcement was also the most talked about topic over Twitter and on their records. It registered in around 8,000 tweets per second once Beyonce’ hit the stage during the VMAs. This is definitely something that was news and sharing worthy in the end. Jay Z and Beyonce’ made the most of their wonderful news and kept rumors quiet during this time, then they dropped the baby bomb news right in the center stage of attention during this night at the VMAs. They did some tummy rubbing, and some background screaming from Kanye West. A lot of people could not keep quiet about this news and this is why it was posted everywhere. Twitter was definitely one of the best things out there during the VMAs, this was not the only thing that was posted during the time.

This is something that a lot of people did not see coming, yet the rumors were there. We find out in the end that it was not just a rumor, but it is actually true. This was exciting for a lot of Beyonce’ and Jay Z fans. This allows fans to get more deeply involved in their baby bump journey since we all know about it now. We will be hearing more about their news in the days to come, and hopefully get to hear more about their baby news. Of course, for the time being they are enjoying the attention and the sales of their albums because of the news. This goes to show that perhaps them coming out about it was something that was good for their sales, their money situation, and just plain old letting people know so we do not have to worry anymore about the rumors out there and finally be content with the information that was given.

Leonardo DiCaprio to Star in a Western

Posted by Marylou Curnutte | Posted in Blogs the Famous Media Read, TV celebrities | Posted on 14-10-2011

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Westerns are still out there even though you haven’t really seen any come out in the past months and even years. They still do have their moments in the Hollywood scene. Of course, you have to keep the ever loving ‘Cowboys and Aliens’ and ‘True Grit’ in mind when it comes to western like movies, and what effect they have on their viewers. Explore Talent provides talented actors, models, musicians, and dancers with a database of auditions

Another project is coming to town when it comes to bringing the western heat. ‘The Creed of Violence’ is the new talked about western script that has new flavor from the wild, wild west. It is based on the novel in 2010 from the cult author Boston Teran. It definitely attracted the attention of Leonardo DiCaprio that wanted to play in it as soon as he took one look at the script. He is as eager as ever to play one of the biggest lead roles. Although this was said from one of the actors friends, and could not say out loud publicly because they do not want to speak for the actor. ExploreTalent coaches you and helps you obtain the discipline you need to succeed in the entertainment industry.

DiCaprio has been offered one of the lead parts, but has yet to accept it or know whether or not he is going to accept it.

This is one of the biggest movies that have been in development next to ‘In the Bedroom’ from the director Todd Field that has been worked on for years, such as ‘Cowboys and Aliens.’ The film is being set up and shot in Universal. Spokespeople for DiCaprio declined to have any comments on the upcoming film and whether or not the actor is going to persue the given part. ‘Creed’ tells the tall tell story of the 1910 era story of a criminal that is named Rawbone. He tried to take many different types of weapons into Mexico as a smuggler. This was part of the country’s revolution, but he ends up getting caught and then is brought back by a government agent. This agent, as it turns out, shares a secret past with the criminal. ExploreTalent.com  has acting casting calls and modeling auditions all over the US

DiCaprio can play either of these two main characters says one of the sources on the inside. If he decides to play the role of the government agent, it will show his pattern of law enforcement roles in the movies that he does that range from ‘Shutter Island’ to the upcoming ‘Hoover’ movie that is a historical biopic film. If he decides to play the bad guy or criminal in this film than it marks just the second time that he goes back to the bad and harsh time of American History in order to do so. He is even looking to take on one of the villains in Quentin Taratino’s ‘Django Unchained.’

This is something that we will have to wait and see when the movie comes out. Depending on the choice that DiCaprio makes, you can decide whether or not this is the right move for him to make. We will wait and see in anxious desperation for the movie that is out there.

Blogs The Famous Media Reads: John Harwood

Posted by Lauren Michaels | Posted in blogs, Blogs the Famous Media Read, Famous Media | Posted on 28-02-2006

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Now, the next installment in Extreme Mortman’s regular feature: a peek inside the blog-reading habits of our nation’s top reporters and media celebrities. John Harwood is national political editor for the Wall Street Journal. He writes the paper’s regular political column Washington Wire. And he’s a smart, big-time TV commentator, offering political analysis on television programs including Meet the Press and Washington Week with Gwen Ifil and National Journal.

And now, John Harwood — here’s what he tells Extreme Mortman he reads:
My favorite and most frequent destination is realclearpolitics.com, which has a great collection of current polling data and links to smart commentators. I like Marshall Wittmann’s blog, bullmoose.blogger.blogspot.com. I tend to visit blogs not at a set time but rather because I’ve heard of something especially there or I want to sample activist reaction to a specific political development. Those include redstate, instapundit, huffingtonpost and dailykos.

Blogs The Famous Media Reads: Jake Tapper

Posted by Lauren Michaels | Posted in blogs, Blogs the Famous Media Read, Famous Media, Jake and the Tapman, Tap Tapper Tappest | Posted on 23-02-2006

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Now, the next installment in Extreme Mortman’s regular feature: a peek inside the blog-reading habits of our nation’s top reporters and media celebrities. And hoooo boy, when you talk media celebrity, no one quite fits that description like Jake Tapper. The skyrocketing star of this lovely and talented ABC News Correspondent refuses to end. And attention fellow bloggers — he’s one of us. He’s got his own groovy blog now, and in the old days he wrote for salon.com. So stick with your craft. Some day soon you too might contribute regularly to “Good Morning America,” “Nightline,” “World News Tonight,” and “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”

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And now, Jake Tapper — here’s what he tells Extreme Mortman he reads:
As a base tan, I start my day on the websites of MSM….ABCNews.com, the New York Times, the Washington Post, etc. Good preparation for general topics the blogs will be discussing. Also, of course, Drudge.

I see what folks have posted to my blog at abc (I have some very feisty post-ers), and see what my fellow-blogging ABC colleagues have posted…whether Jim Sciutto, Ned Potter, Manny Medrano or others….

Then it’s into the blogosphere.

Dive!! Dive!!

I tend to first check out Andrewsullivan.com and Kausfiles.com….I blog, therefore I am. Pals Andrew and Mickey, an iconoclastic conservative and an angst-filled Democrat, who seldom fail to have interesting links and thoughts as they deal with issues they have about their respective right/left “sides.” (Though I wish Mickey would post a bit more. And not so much about cars.)

In no particular order, I click on various favorites from the opinion or partisan field….

ATTEN-HUT!!!

RIGHT! I see what opinionjournal.com has come up with…instapundit… .littlegreenfootballs… .hugh hewitt… .National Review’s “The Corner”… .The Volokh Conspiracy (I put Prof Volokh on TV once, for his thoughts on abortion and the Constitution, which I’d first read on his blog)

LEFT! It’s TalkingPointsMemo… DailyKos… The Huffington Post… jameswolcott.com (interviewed Wolcott for a show on ABC News Now about his book “Attack Poodles”)… and the American Prospect’s “Tapped.”

Also check out the biz blogs — mediabistro.com and fishbowldc…..

Michael Yon is an embedded blogger whom I met through a Fred Friendly seminar I recently moderated on the media in a time of war. Fascinating stuff from the frontlines.

Met Craig Newmark (aka Craig from Craigslist) through a Nightline profile I did of him and I sometimes check his site out, too, though again — a too infrequent poster, IMHO.

There are a ton of others I peruse less regularly, including Powerline, Lileks, the post-Cox Wonkette, Michelle Malkin, et al.

The vitriol out there tends not to bother me too much, but it does often bore me. I seek new information, unique takes on things.

Gawker. Defamer.

When I was covernig the Terri Schiavo case I checked out the “How Appealing” blog several times a day. Ditto for SCOTUSblog when I’m checking out Supreme Court stuff.

They make up an ideological bouillabaisse, these blogs, and I indulge.