Thursday, April 24, 2014

VH1 Lays Off Majority of New York Development Team

VH1 Lays Off Majority of New York Development Team

THR reports With ratings on an upswing and the pace of development increasing cross platform, we felt it was the right time to examine our overall production and development structure in New York," said the network in a statement.

Less than a year into programming chief Susan Levison's tenure at the younger-skewing network, VH1 has let go of more than 10 on the development team in New York. Among them: two vice presidents, Brad Abramson and Kari McFarland. Many if not all of the positions will be refilled, according to a source, but hiring will happen with an eye toward multi-platform programming.

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Oprah Winfrey’s former stepmother is lashing out at her. Find out whose side Wendy’s on.

Then, Tori and Dean’s reality show, “True Tori” premiered on Lifetime and Enrique Iglesias’ father, Julio Iglesias, has never met his girlfriend of 12 years.

Pharrell Accused Of Stealing Concept For "Happy" Video....

Pharrell Accused Of Stealing Concept For "Happy" Video....
Eurweb reports, Spin got the exclusive with Marsen about her thoughts on the video.
“I hadn’t heard of the video,” she said over the phone from her new home in Los Angeles, “and then I checked it out and I was like, ‘Oh my goodness.’”
“Happy” is a major hit for Williams. It’s been number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for eight weeks, nominated for the Best Original Song Oscar and brought life to Arby’s hats.
Williams’ “24 Hours of Happy” video — like Marsen’s “All Day” video with her dancing all over New York City  – is of people dancing in similar fashion in public spaces.
Dance moves, clothing, settings and characters are similar in the videos.
Marsen and director of the dance film Jacob Krupnick doesn’t seem mad at Williams, but hope to someday achieve that level of success and get some recognition.
“Jacob and I were saying, we agree, it’s a great thing that dance is getting recognition as a long-form kind of thing, because we want to be making more projects that we’re dreaming up now that are in this form,” said Marsen. “Yet at the same time we feel like we’re not getting the recognition for this.”
A rep for Williams said the We Are From LA team and Williams weren’t aware of Marsen’s video and said their video was created with “Despicable Me 2” in mind.

PEOPLE Magazine Accused Of ‘Classic Example’ Of Lightening Lupita Nyong’o’s Skin For ‘Most Beautiful’ Cover

PEOPLE Magazine Accused Of ‘Classic Example’ Of Lightening Lupita Nyong’o’s Skin For ‘Most Beautiful’ Cover

Radar online reports, Lupita Nyong’o has been named PEOPLE’s Most Beautiful woman of the year – a coveted honor, unless the 12 Years A Slave star’s skin was digitally altered?

One expert has told that he believes the famed magazine used creative lighting to brighten the breakout actress’ skin tone and make her look lighter.

“This is though a classic example of a ‘well lit photo’ versus a photo with poor lighting,” Giles Fabris, the Chief Executive Officer & Director of Operations for, told Radar in an exclusive interview.

“She looks washed out in the PEOPLE magazine photo.”

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