BET Networks announces premiere of its original digital series “WIG OUT” starring celebrity hairstylist Cliff Vmir. The eight-episode series follows Cliff and his crew in Atlanta, the “Hair Capital,” as he’s hungrier than ever to continue to take his “Hair Empire” to the next level. From re-launching his famous “hair tours,” to opening a brick and mortar home base for Cliff in Atlanta to expanding his brand, Cliff has gained a new perspective and is feeling the pressure to make some needed changes in his life. All the while, Cliff is secretly planning his entrance into the rap game and all is at stake. As Cliff struggles with personal issues along the way, he also realizes he’s made some amazing connections that will help him rise to the top of hair and rap royalty, but how easy will it be for him to break in? Tune in to the premiere episode of “WIG OUT” Sunday, January 13 across all BET Digital platforms.
“WIG OUT” is Executive Produced by Kristin Shae Pisarcik for Minted Media, and Matthew C. Mills and Chris Vivion for Spacestation. Marni Rothman Ellis Directed, also for Spacestation. Producers include Cliff “Vmir” Watson, Eboyné Jackson, and Monique Jackson.
At CES in Las Vegas for the sixth consecutive year, Valeo is unveiling its latest technological innovations at the epicenter of the revolutions shaping mobility, i.e., the advent of autonomous vehicles, powertrain electrification and digital mobility. These three disruptions transforming the automotive industry are also driving profound change in society.
Valeo develops new technologies to make this transformation a reality. One example that can be seen and tested in the streets of Las Vegas during CES 2019 is Valeo Drive4U®, the Group’s first autonomous car, which is unique in that it can perform all operations using only Valeo sensors that are already series-produced (ultrasound, cameras, lasers, radars and LiDARS) and artificial intelligence. The vehicle is essentially equipped with a full-fledged digital brain that can process the inputs and learn from the scenarios it encounters in the city.
One of the key challenges in autonomous driving is safety. Road accidents are a global epidemic and most often the result of human error. Valeo’s goal is for its systems to significantly reduce accidents, setting the target of less than one major incident for every billion kilometers driven, which would represent a higher level of safety than in the aeronautics industry. To achieve this result, Valeo is presenting two major innovations in Las Vegas: Valeo Drive4U® Remote to operate autonomous vehicles remotely when assistance is required or even vital, and Valeo Voyage XR, which is able to simulate the virtual presence of a person – based in a fixed location – on board the autonomous vehicle during the journey. This means that the car could potentially be controlled externally by somebody who is aware of what is happening within the vehicle. Based on this innovation, Valeo has designed a new form of communication that allows a “stationary” passenger wearing a virtual reality headset to teleport into a moving vehicle.
Also with a view to increasing safety, Valeo will be showcasing Valeo XtraVue Trailer and Valeo PictureBeam Monolithic. The first of these two innovations causes a trailer or caravan to appear invisible in the rearview mirror of the vehicle towing it, making all maneuvers easier and safer for the driver. The second is a high definition lighting system developed in partnership with CREE, the US market leader in the manufacture of LEDs. The solution generates a high definition beam of light on the road without ever blinding other road users and projects information and images onto the pavement.
Lastly, since usage patterns are changing, with digital tools giving access to new ways of getting around, Valeo is developing technologies to promote their widespread take-up. Examples include the Valeo Clean Road app, which generates customized routes to avoid peak pollution areas, and Valeo Oxy’Zen, which can be used to activate air purification systems inside the vehicle cabin.
With these innovations, Valeo is once again demonstrating its capacity to imagine, design and develop technologies conducive to new forms of mobility that are widely accessible yet adapted to individual needs.
Beloved hip-hop artist, comedic personality and business mogul T-Pain is taking his musical talent and entrepreneurial passion to television with his all-new series, T-Pain’s School of Business premiering Tuesday, October 16th at 11:00p.m. ET/PT on Fuse. Follow T-Pain as he explores some of the most innovative and unique startups created by millennial entrepreneurs who are defining the future. As he gets a feel for each quirky and groundbreaking company (including everything from weed-friendly startups, autonomous delivery robots and digital instruments, etc.), each entrepreneur reveals how they got started and what it took to turn their ideas into reality. Viewers can tune in to watch T-Pain learn the ins and outs of each business while at the same time trying out new products and asking all of the startup questions we want answers to. Class is in session!
New episodes of T-Pain’s School of Business will air every Tuesday night at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on Fuse. Original digital content will be available at Fuse.tv and the Fuse social channels.
In his first-ever solo exhibition at a German gallery, this Cameroonian artist undertakes a critical examination of the today’s political climate around the world, as well as the psychological implications of the human condition. The exhibition will include historical key works dating back to 1999, as well as brand new works.
Addressing social and environmental issues, his works are fueled by his personal experiences as an African in Europe. His studies of urgent challenges such as discrimination, alienation, and cross-border relations transcend cultural distinctions. Besides installations encompassing photography, performance, and video art, he integrates enigmatic watercolors into his output that figure as poetic vessels of hope amid the social and political critique his oeuvre articulates. Like his other works, they are based on a probing engagement with cultural realities. Fraught will allegorical significance derived from indigenous myths and rituals, they inquire into the foundations of human existence and dare to envision the body’s inward psyche.
The large-format drawings on paper, many of them mounted on canvas backing, unfold fantasies of a human and vegetative metamorphosis and create a living symbiosis between man and nature. The translucent watercolors convey an expression of vigor as well as fragility, its form spreading graphically across the white and strangely cathartic paper. Proliferating entrails, as vital as they are brutal, grow out of the human body and explode physical as well as mental boundaries. Man’s existence appears grotesque and sublime at once as he is both deformed and enhanced.
About the Artist
Barthélémy Toguo was born in 1967 in Cameroon and lives between Paris and Bandjoun. He trained at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Abidjan, Ivory Coast; the École Supérieure d’Art in Grenoble, France; and the Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf, Germany. He founded Bandjoun Station, a centre for artistic exchange between local and international artists featuring residencies, an exhibition space, a library and plantations in Bandjoun, Cameroon, in 2007.
Solo shows have taken place at institutions including the Parrish Art Museum, New York; Uppsala Art Museum, Sweden; Musée d’art contemporain de Sainte Etiennne, France; La Verrière by Hermès, Brussels, Belgium and Fundaçao Gulbenkian, Lisbon. Notable group shows include Paris 7th Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, Japan (2018); Homo Planta at Fondation Blachère (2018); The Red Hour, the 13th Dakar Biennale (2018); Art/ Afrique, le nouvel atelier at Fondation Louis Vuitton (2017); All The World’s Futures at the Venice Biennale (2015); Body Language at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2013); La Triennale: Intense Proximity, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012); the 11th Havana Biennial (2012); A terrible beauty is born, 11th Biennale de Lyon, France; the 18th Sydney Biennale (2011); and Laughing in a Foreign Language, Hayward Gallery, London (2008).
In 2011, Toguo was made a Knight of the Order of Arts and Literature in France. He was shortlisted for the Prix Marcel Duchamp in 2016. His work is in the collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Musée d’art contemporain, Lyon; Fondation Louis Vuitton; and Kunstsammlung der Stadt, Düsseldorf, among others.
“I Do” is a first on many levels. It marks the first time the couple has collaborated on music, and it’s the first new music from Ashlee Simpson in over 10 years. The tender pop ballad was written by Ashlee and Evan, along with legendary bassist Verdine White of Earth, Wind & Fire, Austin Brown, Brian London, and Palmer Reed.
“Music was always one of the things that connected us from the beginning. We liked our voices together, and as time went on, we thought it was something that we wanted to share. ‘I Do’ is our commitment to our music and each other,” Ashlee and Evan say.
“I Do” will be featured in the first episode of the E! docu-series Ashlee + Evan which will premiere in the U.S on 9th September and air in 160 countries around the world. The series, will take viewers behind-the-scenes on their journey through love, making music and raising a family. All roads lead to a duet album scheduled for this fall.
Aston Merrygold has debuted the video for his track ‘Get Stupid,’ currently featured on the latest Samsung Galaxy S9 TV advert and recently the most #1 Shazamed advert in the UK, having just completed a sold out tour of the UK and Ireland, including a show at London’s KOKO venue.
The video, filmed at Aston’s dance studios BASE in Vauxhall, London, has been made in conjunction with mysnapp, a mobile app where fans can shop the fashion worn in the video, including exclusive clothing designed by Aston and only available through the app (mysnapp.co.uk).
The Samsung Galaxy S9, which was launched worldwide by Samsung on February 25th and heavily features ‘Get Stupid’, catapulted the pop track back into the charts globally, currently charting in 36 countries including Top 40 in the USA. This week ‘Get Stupid’ shot up to the coveted position of the #1 Most Shazamed Advert in the United Kingdom, topping global brands including H&M, Missguided and M&S.
Aston said “It’s amazing to see Get Stupid back in the charts as part of the Samsung S9 Galaxy campaign. The advert has given the song a whole new lease of life. I’ve always believed in this song so I couldn’t be happier it’s getting this recognition.”
The track, which was written with Karen Poole and Sonny J. Mason, is an electrifying score with celebratory horns, pulsating bass grooves and vibrant rhythms topped by Aston’s ultra-charismatic vocal delivery. It’s pure contemporary pop grounded within the finest traditions of sixties R&B, with the entire song created with live instrumentation, the record has an electrifying if not jaw dropping effect when Merrygold takes it to live performance.
‘Get Stupid’, initially released in July of 2015, took Aston from UK boyband sensation as part of JLS (10 million records sold worldwide), to platinum selling solo artist in international territories – he toured Australia off the back of ‘Get Stupid’ being one of the most played songs on radio, as well as winning Best New Song at the RTL Awards in Italy. The song also caught the attention of James Corden, who invited him to perform on The Late Late Show in the US, as well as performing at Shazam’s International Conference in Los Angeles.
Aston has spent the last three years touring, writing new music for himself and other artists including co-writes in the Asian market. ‘Bounce’ by TVXQ, co-written by Aston, is currently #1 in over 13 countries, and top 10 in the global chart. He’s also due to feature in his debut film role in ‘Boogie Man’ (directed by Andy Morahan), release details TBA. Additionally, he was invited to join Kygo on his summer tour, and the pair will continue to work together this coming summer.
In 2017 he performed to over 10 million people weekly on BBC1’s prime time Strictly Come Dancing. Aston is continuing this journey with past Strictly winners Harry Judd from McFly and Olympic champion Louis Smith on a two month UK tour which will see the three boys performing to music from the 60s, as part of the Rip It Up show. The London show will be at The Palladium on October 12th.
Influenced by the likes of the late Michael Jackson when he takes the stage, Aston has proven to be a dynamic performer, featuring as a judge on Got To Dance, as well as recently launching his new business venture BASE Dance Studios.
In early 2018 Aston also became a father for the first time, with him and his fiancé welcoming his son Grayson Jax Merrygold, with a wedding due for later this year.
Open to the public now, Bloom: Open Space is a new mixed reality generative music experience created by musician, producer, visual artist, and thinker Brian Eno and longtime collaborator, musician/software designer Peter Chilvers. For just five days, guests to The Transformatorhuis (Trafo House) at Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam can explore this unique MR installation that blurs the lines between the physical and virtual.
Based upon their highly acclaimed, award-winning app of the same name, the installation explores uncharted territory in the realms of both applications and generative art. Guests can use the Microsoft HoloLens to physically experience Bloom – tapping the air around them to create elaborate patterns and unique melodies with the simplest of gestures.
Says Eno, “I have always been interested by the possibilities that new technologies offer, particularly that subset which falls under the heading ‘things nobody ever thought of doing before.’ This offer was an opportunity to explore the possibilities of Bloom further and augmented reality further.”
Bloom: Open Space seeks to inspire creativity in line with Brian Eno’s innovations, while the HoloLens allows the audience to directly participate and become part of the total experience. Eno has consistently pushed the boundaries of music, sound, and visual art, continually challenging both himself and those who experience his work. Eno and
Chilvers have been experimenting with generative systems for about 15 years, and as well as Bloom, have also released a number of other apps including Scape, Trope, and most recently, Reflection.
A part of the Microsoft Music x Technology program, this collaboration transforms the way we experience and create music. The installation is open to the public in Amsterdam through February 25th, 2018. For those unable to travel to Amsterdam, you can get an inside look at Bloom: Open Space here: bloomopenspace.com
Event Details : Bloom: Open Space A mixed reality installation by Brian Eno + Peter Chilvers
Open now – Sunday 25 February, 2018
The Transformatorhuis (Trafo House) at Westergasfabriek
1014 DD Amsterdam
BRAVO MEDIA’S EMMY-WINNING “INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO” WELCOMES ACTOR TED DANSON ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 11 AT 8PM ET/PT
Bravo Media’sEmmy Award-winning “Inside the Actors Studio,” hosted by James Lipton welcomes critically-acclaimed actor, author and producer Ted Danson on Thursday, January 11 at 8pm ET/PT. The multi-hyphenate star recounts his childhood growing up in Arizona, to his early career as well as his breakout role as ‘Sam Malone’ in “Cheers.” Danson reveals his favorite memories from the show, including working with director James Burrows, his character’s love interest Diane, played by Shelley Long, and why he felt it was time to move on from this iconic role. In the episode, viewers will also learn about Danson’s favorite film and television roles, including Something About Amelia, Three Men and a Baby, Body Heat, “Damages,” “Bored to Death” and his current role in “The Good Place” alongside Kristen Bell. For more information on “Inside the Actors Studio,” please visit: http://www.bravotv.com/inside-the-actors-studio.
Ted Danson is an award-winning film and television actor. He has received numerous industry accolades, including three Golden Globe Awards and two Emmy Awards. In addition to his work on screen, Danson is also a passionate environmental activist. He founded the American Oceans Campaign in 1987, which merged with Oceana in 2001, where he currently serves as a board member. He published his first book “Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them” in 2011. Currently, he can be seen on the small screen in both “The Good Place” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
About Bravo Media:
Bravo Media is the premier lifestyle and entertainment brand that drives cultural conversation around its high-quality, interactive original content focusing on the network’s passion points of food, fashion, beauty, design, digital, and pop culture. The network’s diversified slate includes Bravo’s scripted series “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” “Imposters,” and “Odd Mom Out,” in addition to unscripted favorites such as Emmy Award-winning “Top Chef,” “Vanderpump Rules,” “Below Deck,” “Southern Charm,” and the popular “Million Dollar Listing” and “The Real Housewives” franchises, as well as the only live late-night talk show, “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.” Available in 87 million homes, Bravo is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Watch Bravo anywhere: on demand, online, or across mobile and connected TVs. Bravo has been an NBCUniversal cable network since December 2002 and first launched in December 1980.
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