Ryan Seacrest and Kelly Ripa are now starting up season two of Live With Kelly and Ryan, the television talk show that airs each weekday morning on ABC. On their first show back from vacation they talked about the first season and how it went. Ryan Seacrest said that he was very happy he made the choice to do this show and Kelly Ripa concurred.
Looking towards season two, he said that he’s pretty excited because they have some big stars slated to appear on the show. This includes among others Matthew McConaughey, Jake Shears, and Jennifer Garner. They are also gearing up for their show for Halloween and another one that will be dedicated to Guinness World Records. The American Idol host added that he had a great summer break and it was the longest stretch of time in his life that he had ever gone without following a schedule.
Producer Ryan Seacrest added that he and Kelly Ripa talked quite a bit throughout the summer break although not of course as often as they do when the show is being aired. On his Forbes profile, he mentioned that he spent his summer going to Italy and France with his girlfriend while Kelly Ripa spent it touring colleges with her teenage daughter.
Back in New York City, Ryan Seacrest is now back to managing everything else he does in addition to Live with Kelly and Ryan. He is also once again airing his morning radio show, On Air with Ryan Seacrest. He’s famously attached to American Idol and so he along with the rest of the team is getting prepared for another season of that show.
Fashion line guru Ryan Seacrest is also busy with his line of skincare products and his line of menswear. He is freshening up what clothing is included in Ryan Seacrest Distinction, sold only at Macy’s. He’s also expanding where his skincare line Polished by Dr. Lancer is available for purchase. He is also back at work at his charitable organization, the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. They are looking to partner with more pediatric hospitals in which they will install Seacrest Studios which are broadcast media centers.
Article reference: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/12/fashion/mens-style/ryan-seacrest-works-out.html
The Chainsmokers may have already seen a lot of success with their singles that they released in 2018, but they are still seeing chart-topping sales for their last album, Memories… Do Not Open. Even though it has been over a year since the award-winning album, it is still topping the charts in the Dance category. This achievement makes the 2017 release the third longest running album to stay at the top spot on Billboard’s Dance charts.
With 34 non-consecutive weeks at the number 1 spot, it looks like it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. If The Chainsmokers’ Memories… Do Not Open does happen to drop beneath that coveted position, it probably won’t be for that long. Billboard’s Dance and Electronic chart measures the most popular albums based on pure data instead of any opinions that may skew the results.
Tied with Memories… Do Not Open is the album Demon Days from the Gorillaz that was released 13 years ago. Even to this day, Demon Days still finds itself on the Billboard charts. Unfortunately for the Gorillaz, there isn’t much of a chance for Demon Days to hit the top spot again which looks great for The Chainsmokers. In just a few weeks, Memories… Do Not Open might secure the number 3 spot from the Gorillaz.
While there have been times when The Chainsmokers have lost the top spot to make room for other artists, it usually isn’t long until they hop back to number 1. An example is the weeks that directly followed EDM artist Avicii’s death. Both Drew Taggart and Alex Pall greatly respected Avicci and recognized his work during the Billboard Music Awards with Halsey and alone.
The Chainsmokers originally consisted of Alex Pall and Rhett Bixler. It wasn’t until 2012 that Drew Taggart replaced Bixler and they began became a DJ duo. Before creating the original arrangements that they are best known for, they began by remixing indie songs. They obtained international recognition when their single “Selfie” was re-released under Republic Records in 2014.
Building a band is not something that is easy. Finding the right people to be in the band isn’t either. For Andrew Taggart however, when the first member of the Chainsmokers left, he wanted to move forward by bringing someone else in. This was the best thing that he could have ever done. It opened up for a whole new friendship to occur between him and Alex Pall.
Using social media has allowed for bands and fans to be able to communicate with one another. Bands are able to see what their fans are really up to and what age bracket that they see those fans in. The Chainsmokers have been able to see what ages their fans are and to see messages from fans that allow them to peek inside of their fans lives. One woman wrote to them to tell them about her mother singing along and humming to one of their songs. This was something that had social media never happened, they would not have known about. Even the small things matter to the band.
The Chainsmokers have started to see a difference in the people attending their shows. The audience members were once a set age bracket and since they have started to release new music unlike anything that they had ever released, there are now even more people attending their shows of all age brackets. The original followers are still present and accounted for however the number of new fans is always growing which is making their shows even more packed than ever before.
Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall know how to put on a show and have been able to do things for their fans that they never thought they would have. One thing that they have begun doing is singing for their fans. Andrew took to his vocals to sing lead on the song “Closer” which was something that created a new level of playing for bands that they never thought they could have competed against. With each new change, the band has been able to reach the top of the charts and have been able to hold onto their spot because of the music they keep releasing.
Andrew Taggart is an original member of the band The Chainsmokers and when his counterpart opted to leave, there left an opening. That is when Alex Pall and him met. In that moment, the two spent some time learning about each other and found that they would be perfect to continue the band on. That simple thought has led them to becoming a top chart selling performer of all time. They have been lucky enough to climb the charts and to stay there.
This is a 2006 Oscar-winning movie that talks about truth and power. The film is produced by Lawrence Bender, who studied in the University of Maine and graduated in 1979. He went to Cherry Hill High School.
In this movie, former Vice President Al Gore quotes poet Wallace Stevens. Al Gore was in a bid to unify all nations and continents to accept and give the green light to the use of renewable energy and irreversibly say no to fossil fuels. Fossil fuels are drastically contributing to global warming. Vice President Gore continually makes trips to various countries in his campaign on climate leadership and training seminars. He consistently shows his enthusiastic participants how hazardous global warming has become in the last ten years.
In this movie by Lawrence Bender, Gore campaigns using reliable evidence. He persuasively points the melting glaciers in Greenland, floods and the rise in sea levels in the streets of Miami. He also points out the record-breaking levels of drought and heat that have been witnessed around the globe. He doesn’t forget to mention the Noah- like storms and hurricanes that have led to spread of the zika virus.
Lawrence Bender reflects Gore’s passion for teaching nations about the consequences of global warming. Gore’s ambition in the movie is to see countries change for the better through the use of renewable energy. Gore is warmly welcomed in the nations that he visits, and he is given royal treatments anywhere he goes. He attends the 2015 Climate change in Paris France and another conference in India where most leaders agree to switch to clean energy but reluctant to sign the agreement.
Due to his determination, Gore never takes a no for an answer. He makes an initiative to contact solar city CEO Lyndon Rive to draw a strategy on how to deal with India. Pointless to say Gore is a happy man as he gets a yes that he was yearning for. However, President Trump calls to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. Lawrence Bender expresses Gore’s intentions that global warming is a fight and that everybody should rally and invest on clean energy.