Saturday, September 28, 2013

Nascar's Hollywood Road Map Aims To Boost Sport's Popularity


George Huang. Although he didn't have a traditional coming out moment, Huang's sexuality was confirmed when he dealt with a child molester in an episode. He proclaimed that equating pedophilia with homosexuality, 'Brothers & Sisters' "BrothersAlex, the larger than life HIV/AIDS educator; Ricky, the loyal friend; and Chance, the UCLA professor who settles down into family life. LGBT Characters: - Noah (Darryl Stephens) - Alex (Rodney Chester) - Ricky (Christian Vincent) - Chance (Doug Spearman) - Wade (Jensen Atwood) - Trey (Gregory Kieth) - Eddie (Jonathan Julian) - Guy (Benjamin Patterson) - Dr. Junito Vargas (Wilson Cruz) - Dre (Merwin Mondesir) 'DTLA' which stars "Noah's Arc"'s Darryl Stephens, includes a multicultural cast of gay characters navigating life in Los Angeles. The cast includes Lenny and Bryan, whose long-term relationship is beginning to crumble; Marky and Matthew, a marine cadet and aspiring actor couple, respectively; Stephan and Trey, a couple dealing with their age difference; and Kai, a young teacher obsessed with hooking up with his celebrity crush. LGBT Characters: - Lenny (Darryl Stephens) - Bryan (Matthew Stephen Herrick) - Marky (Scott Pretty) - Matthew (Patrick McDonald) - Stephan (Ernest Pierce) - Kai (Hiro Tanaka) - Trey (Justin C.

Investigators will be looking at surveillance video from nearby businesses, hoping it leads to that driver. The incident happened near a bus stop in the 6700 block of Santa Monica Boulevard at about 3:30 a.m. The 22-year-old pedestrian died after being rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The victim has been identified as Keymontae Mckenzie, a transgender woman. A longtime friend says she went by the name Unique. "That was the first girl I met out here," said friend Andrew Scott. "The good die young." The suspect's vehicle was described as a light-colored older model Ford Thunderbird. L.A. City Councilman Joe Buscaino says there's been an alarming rash of hit-and-run crashes in the Los Angeles area. He proposes offering a standing reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of drivers who flee the scene of an accident. He believes the reward will encourage witnesses to speak up. "It's time to send a clear signal," Buscaino said. "If you leave the scene of an accident, you are a coward. You are a criminal, and you will be treated as such." L.A.


Earlier this year NASCAR driver Joey Logano appeared on Cartoon Network 's Hall of Games Awards show and driver Trevor Bayne was a presenter on the Radio Disney Music Awards. At the same time, NASCAR is adapting to new ways programs are viewed on computers, smartphones and other digital devices, programs that often are shorter than the conventional one hour- or 30-minute TV shows. Case in point: "Flat Out," a reality show that follows driver Dylan Kwasniewski, 18, who has excelled in NASCAR's minor leagues. NASCAR teamed with Vuguru, a studio founded by former Walt Disney Co. chief Michael Eisner , to develop "Flat Out" as an online program and sold it to AOL Inc. Tentative plans call for 10 to 15 episodes of about five minutes each. "The younger audience is very used to watching short-form video whenever they want, wherever they are," Vuguru Chief Executive Larry Tanz said. But NASCAR isn't selling just racing with "Flat Out." It's mainly selling Kwasniewski's story, which tracks how he's handling his life and fledgling career after his father, a Las Vegas hotel executive, committed suicide in 2010. Gabriel Lewis, head of AOL Studios, said that while NASCAR "as a brand carries weight," ultimately "Dylan's story is really what sold us." Stoddard said that's often true of all of NASCAR's pitches. "You've got to have great stories" to get programs made in Hollywood, he said. "It's not enough to just show up and say, 'We're NASCAR, we've got tens of millions of fans.'" The NASCAR-themed "Arranque de Pasion" stars acclaimed Mexican actress Kate del Castillo. To help promote the show, NASCAR arranged for Del Castillo to be the honorary starter at NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana last March. Such efforts are critical to drawing more Latinos to NASCAR, said Auto Club Speedway President Gillian Zucker, who has aggressively pursued her own diversity initiatives. While Latinos make up 9% of NASCAR's overall fan base, they're 38% of those attending Zucker's races. Programs such as the telenovela are "all about piquing [Latino fans'] interest" in NASCAR, she said.

Unrealistically, Hollywood continually casts younger women in older rolesa 32-year-old chief of staff on a hospital show (KaDee Strickland on Private Practice), a 28-year-old mother of a 27-year-old son (Angelina Jolie and Colin Farrell in Alexander). In Hollywood's mind, 45 is old, whereas 45 in real life -- definitely in my circle of friends -- is damn sexy. It's an age of coming into one's own. Sure, we have a few more wrinkles, but we also have a youthful strength and confidence that makes us hotter than we've ever been. We are not our grandmothers' (or even our mothers') generation. We live longer, work out, eat well, and there's plenty of Botox to go around. Our age doesn't define us. Rather, it refines us! Actress Terry Walters says, "It's a magnificent time, and I'm grateful to be aging and a woman. Negativity is imposed on me by the business, and I feel I have to keep my age a secret. I really hate that, because I don't get to brag about how amazing I am at the age I'm at. And the shape I'm in!
Full Post

No comments:

Post a Comment