Wearing a cardigan and jeans and slouching on his office sofa on a cool September morning, the 39-year-old British stage actor turned talk-show host looks like he could sorely use a seven-minute nap. He was up past midnight last night—his preferred bedtime is 8:45 p.m.—in a Silver Lake studio recording a song for Peter Rabbit, Sony’s upcoming animated feature in which he voices the cotton-tailed garden dweller of British children’s literature. (“We all grew up reading the books in England,” he notes. “The character is sacred.”) He’s been shuttling to the Warner Bros. lot as well, for postproduction work on next summer’s Ocean’s 8, in which he’ll costar as an insurance investigator on the trail of thieves played by Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, and Anne Hathaway. He’s gearing up to host the Grammys this winter for the second year in a row. (Corden is a celebrated master of ceremonies: The Tony Awards he … [Read more...] about James Corden Lives In The Moment. Here’s How
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“My mother was an interior designer, and and our home was constantly evolving as a kid,” Berkus says on the the latest episode of Fast Company‘s podcast Creative Conversation. “I would come back [from school], and I would be carrying my little bag down to my room, and she’d be like, ‘That actually now is a study room. Your room is upstairs between your sister and the dog.’ And I’d be like, ‘Great.'” … [Read more...] about How Nate Berkus has kept his creativity flowing for 25 years
According to Cygielman, the brand was extremely deliberate about crafting Melody’s story, making sure it was not only accurate, but also represented the authentic point of view of an African American girl living through that moment in history. The company created a six-person advisory board that was involved with every aspect of Melody’s development, from the story to her fashion accessories. Board members included the late Horace Julian Bond, the chairman emeritus of the NAACP board of directors, and several professors of African American studies. The author of Melody’s book, Denise Lewis Patrick, grew up during the Civil Rights era. “She was someone who had firsthand experience as a young African American girl during that time,” Cygielman explains. … [Read more...] about American Girl sales are plummeting. Can the iconic ’90s brand be saved?
With the Supreme Court rejecting a review of its order that put Rs 1.47 lakh crore liability of past dues on telecom companies, firms such as Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea are evaluating filing a curative petition before the apex court for relaxation on penalties and payment deadline. … [Read more...] about No demand yet on GAIL, PowerGrid; Airtel, Voda Idea mull curative plea to stall Rs 1.47 lk cr dues on telcos
Some good bit of news coming from Facebook: Apparently the company has ditched plans to insert ads into WhatsApp’s status feature, reports the Wall Street Journal. Facebook originally announced plans to start monitoring WhatsApp via ads a year and a half ago–which did not go over well with users nor the app’s original creators, who resigned from the company after the plans were announced. … [Read more...] about WhatsApp no longer has plans to spam you with ads—for now