Annie Leibovitz is an American photographer whose work for magazines has been at the center of many controversies.
Leibovitz was born in Waterbury, Connecticut in 1949. Her father was a lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Force and so the Leibovitz family moved frequently including a stint in the Philippines where Leibovitz began taking pictures.
After high school Leibovitz attended the San Francisco Art Institute where she studied photography. For several years, she continued to develop her photography skills while working various jobs, including a stint on a collective agriculture community in Israel in 1969.
Upon her return to the United States, Leibovitz worked for the fledgling magazine Rolling Stone. By 1973 Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner promoted Leibovitz to chief photographer, a role she held until 1983. Many of her intimate photos of celebrities helped launch and define the look and brand of Rolling Stone magazine including 1980′s controversial photo of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, in which a nude Lennon is curled around and kissing a fully-clothed Ono.
The photo turned out to be the last photo taken of the pop icon Lennon. Five hours later he was shot and killed. The photo ran a month later on Rolling Stone’s January 22, 1981 cover as a tribute to the legendary musician.
In 2005 the American Society of Magazine Editors announced the Lennon/Ono Rolling Stone magazine cover was the top winner of the group’s “40 Most Influential Magazine Covers” of the last 40 years as determined by a panel of magazine editors, artists and designers.
Other notable photos for Rolling Stone magazine that Leibovitz shot include provocative shots of singer Linda Ronstadt and teen pop star David Cassidy in 1972, which caused controversy at the time of publication.
In 1983 Leibovitz started shooting feature portraits for Vanity Fair magazine and continues her work with the fashion magazine to this day. Last year Leibovitz’s portrait of 16-year-old pop singer and actress Miley Cyrus sparked a media controversy. In Leibovitz’s portrait of Cyrus the singer-actress seemingly appeared topless, an inconsistency to Cyrus’s wholesome image according to Cyrus supporters and critics. It was later determined that Cyrus was in fact wrapped in a sheet for the photo shoot.
Before the Miley Cyrus/Vanity Fair debacle, Leibovitz stirred up media frenzy with her portrait of actresses Keira Knightley and Scarlett Johansson for Vanity Fair’s 2006 Hollywood issue. And last year’s the Vogue magazine cover featuring LeBron James and Gisele Bundchen also created controversy.
But it was back in 1991 that Leibovitz created incredible and long-lasting controversy with a photo of a nude and pregnant Demi Moore for Vanity Fair magazine, which ran on the fashion magazine’s cover. Moore also appeared later on the cover of the same magazine nude with a suit painted on her body.
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Jessica Vandelay is a freelance writer in New York City.
THIS IS IT!
By Richard Pyatt
He’s still a thriller-Richard Corliss, TIME
..beautiful..dazzling..a tribute to the power of Jacksons’ body and voice, Ann Powers, LOS ANGELES TIMES
..highly charged, personal and captivating..Bradley Jacobs, US WEEKLY
This is it is a movie to be savored… Jim Farber, New York Daily News
..raw and endearing..the music pours out of him like sunlight.. Owen Glieberman, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
And then we have this
“Amid a considerable amount of filler, we have the painful sight and sound of Jackson days before
his death of a drug overdose. He looks alarmingly frail, his impassive face appearing older than his 50 years.
His once glorious voice, reduced to a hoarse whisper – when he speaks, there are often subtitles – frequently
fails to hit notes, much less hold them.At first, it seems the voice has returned for an elaborate
re-staging of “Thriller” – and then it becomes clear he’s lip-synching to a decades-old soundtrack”
Lou Lumenick is The Post’s chief film critic.”
Now how to account for these ferociously different viewpoints?
Well, did these critics (the word is used very, very loosely” watch the same film?
Were they asleep at the switch (the late great Clive Barnes was often dozing during attendance at plays)
Were they paid off?
Were they hopelessly living in the past?
Or is Lou Lumenick simply a genius or more simply an honest and insightful critic?
As we all may painfully conclude, the human individual is still an unfolding (or growing; or developing) creature.
He is not, by any manner of means, a finished product. He has come along the Path, into the “Hall of Initiation,” through
aeons of trial and tribulation, on a wearisome journey which began with his first awakening. We could be philosophical
and make reference to the fact that so many of our ordinary tasks are performed automatically, or under
direction of the instinctive mind; subject only to a casual, or occasional, supervision of the intellect.
The instinctive mind is the “habit” mind: wherein, after having consciously performed some action several
times in the same way, the subconscious takes over and directs our actions without conscious attention.
When we have learned to perform tasks by rote, or, as we say, “by heart,” we have mastered them on the
conscious plane, and then” passed them on” to the instinctive plane.
The man who drives his automobile; the man who operates a machine for producing some product;
the smoker who often lights a cigar or cigarette unthinkingly, to become suddenly aware that he is
holding it in his hand, and many other automatic actions which are performed without very
much conscious attention, finds himself unable to cope with all the affairs of one day, to say nothing
of being unequal to performing all the required tasks, if he had to be consciously alert to every action he performs.
And so the only answer I can come up with to account for these perverted judgements is that they are being written
By “rote”, without conscious attention.
Now if we could only find a conscious critic who would honestly write that Bob Dylan is the like chalk scratching
on a blackboard and is painful if not damaging to the ear.
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British royal family has been, by the world’s attention with Kate’s big prince William married but also attracted the attention of the world. The prince wedding becomes each big media and brand battleground. According to estimates, this wedding containing 10 billion pounds of business opportunities.
In the world of the feast, China marketing merchants have also found a place the wedding of prince William engagement ring commemorative set, such as wedding souvenirs, imitations by China yiwu production is.
And no matter whether that “the fortress” suspected, but Chinese businessmen to find opportunities to eye, or sharp. Competition in business, never lack of opportunity, the only found the lack of insight and grasp the opportunity to chance of execution.
Published in Britain’s royal family, prince William and his fiancee Kate according to less than eight hours after engagement, China yiwu a jewelry company of new goods replica of a “Diana sapphire engagement ring” is placed the shop counter, and sparked a netizen snapping up. Now, they had been exported more than 10,000 generic ring, are mainly exported to the United Kingdom. These cost just $2 in the ring, can sell to local more than 30 dollars, a reasonable profit.
For many of the businesses of yiwu, every day in the “compulsory” is Internet browsing news, look have opportunities can dig South Africa World Cup, yiwu businessmen through production world flags, t shirt pulling, the characteristic such as fathers get significant profits products.
But compared to yiwu businessmen clairvoyance, a lot of Chinese old, old brand are all in the bottom of the stable after sleep know, lost competitiveness, pulled out of the market.
We always support enterprise and brand as “, with the help of external self-producing marketing “more powerful force, improve brand visibility. Because by ourselves, really hard to attract force yunyunzhongsheng eyes, besides some brand is insufficient, no natural born grow as star Cecilia cheung face; But even with the beautiful appearance, also needs the warring states “epic” the squad ZhongXingGongYue, put a little star abruptly arch to the first star squad, can let consumer see your beauty like this cost will be not every boss would bear.
In marketing, what exactly is what you decide what you see, or you can see decided you want, this is a dialectical relationship as a market followers, is inevitably you see the decision you enterprise produces; And as a market leader, is inevitably you inside of the decision you sight and. As with all my heart, as they yiwu businessman innovative products, create a market, catering to demand, can see various business opportunities, insight into the market, invisible to others get others to get benefits. Work hard to see the world, or by see world, led directly to the pattern of the world is different; Attentively with with the eye, or the market, will also lead to market themselves in the market ranking order.
An old saying goes: opportunity, is be there for those who are prepared; New words are: opportunity, is the springboard for the follower.
The market need celebrities to market products.
People generally want all the information about their favorite celebrity. What they eat, how they make themselves fits, there fitness mantra, how they look and most often how much they weigh.
Beyonce Knowles weight is been the curiosity among the young generation specially girls because of the rapid weight changes that have seen in her. Her weight has fluctuated quite a bit from time she was a young artist.
According to her character requirement in movies she seems to lose weight and gain it back after the shooting is over. Beyonce was able to do so by undertaking a diet plan that consists of water, maple syrup, lemon and cayenne pepper mixture. With that as the only means of sustenance she took, it is no wonder that she lost so much weight at so short a time. She admitted though that during her diet program, she felt like she was “dying”. She has then stopped doing the program and has returned to her normal eating regimen of what she says “fat filled processed foods”. She has received criticism for using Master Cleanse to lose weight since it is not a diet plan but just a simple cleansing regimen.
Its not easy to lose weight and gain it back again, for this she has to go regress diet control and once the movie is over, she bursting herself on food she like such as macaroni and cheese and fried chicken.
Beyonce even does role where she has to gain weight as her up coming role Etta James in the movie Cadillac Records, required her to gain weight, and she can easy manage it up to 155 pounds. And in another role she reportedly lost 20 pounds to play Deena in DreamGirls. Amazing but true
Being into limelight celebrity needs to be fit and healthy. They have to gain and lose weight as per the role and movie requirement. Body weight and being picture perfect is what make them celebrity in the crowed
The actress and singer Beyonce Knowles is 5’7″ in height and weigh around 140 pounds.
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Hair style does a marvelous job in your dainty features. A proper hair style does a miracle in your looks. Glossy and shiny hairs add the confidence in your personality. Give super sophisticated touch to your impressions by using the different hair cuts and styles Positive change is always good, with the every change of season there should be change in attitude. Change in clothes and in our daily routine at morning.
Every one wants to update their style at least once in a year. So with change of season there is change in our perception for our self. This will give a change in our mood and in our attitude that will match with our new style. But The change does not to be drastic it is from blunt cut to layered cut, from straight to curly. From middle up lift to side up lift. In addition to this we can make a change in accessories we can do lot with bobby pins, clips, barrettes, hair bands, elastics.
Now a day’s too long hairs are not to be worn in busy life. Mostly our women have to do lots of jobs either house hold or working and in these 24 hours we have to take care not for ourselves but also others and feels difficult to manage all the side works and our health diet and body features. So the hair style which is trendy is mostly appealing. Short lady like corps, s beautiful and also sex determining in this spring summer season. It’s of low budget style and very easy to handle.
Long choppy layered style, it enhances your looks and give perfection to fabulous volume and texture of your hairs. Wispy bang long hair style, it is the hottest in trends and tendencies and keeps you away from monotony. And surely give you a radiant look. The polished medium cut hair styles are very classy and dazzling in your beauty.
Long or medium sized high lighting Ideas should also bring a mouth eaten appearance in your looks. If you are tired to have different cuts then do just by changing the color of dye which is in new trends. Natural looking blonde hair highlights will give revitalization to your face and make it to illuminate.
In the USA we have an extreme obsession with our celebrities. In the UK, the Royal family is their royalty but in the US, its our celebrities.
Everyday there is a new story about a troubled celebrity on drugs or on trial, and for what? No matter what actors and actresses tell you about how hard it is to do what they do, they have absolutely no problems. Once one is famous, their set for life with either royalty checks or endorsements and many still manage to screw things up.
Most recently, Marc Anthony was in debt with the IRS for over $3 million, and remember that this guy received $6 million for a photo shoot with his wife and kids. He can’t manage to pay his taxes?
I think that many celebrities like the attention whether its good or bad. They need the constant attention to function, and will try and get the celebrity gossip blogs to write about them non-stop. Publicists have even suggested that their famous clients do something just to get in the news.
The other side of all this is the celebrities point of view. They continue to try and convince the public that what they do actually takes skill. I’m not talking about musicians, but some of the actors and actresses out their are not better than you and me. They literally read for a living, and complain about how tough their lives are. All the online news and current events websites dedicate an entire section to these celebrities, and its because of America. There is no denying the fact that many actors and actresses are extremely talented, but have you noticed that those are usually the ones who don’t cause trouble and don’t constantly need attention?
There is another side of Hollywood that is equally strange, and that’s the “weirdos”. Many very wealthy celebrities have adapted very strange religious beliefs, for example Scientology. If you have no idea what Scientology is, here is a brief description. Scientologists believe that aliens that came from space years ago all died in a volcano, and although their bodies dies their spirits lived on. They believe that through shock therapy, and paying to get to the “next level”, they will one day be able to capture those spirits and live freely. That all may seem like a joke or something from a children’s comic book, but its true. Celebrities like John Travolta, Tom Cruise, and Ellen DeGenerous are all Scientologists. Pretty strange isn’t it?
The end result is that America’s youth is learning the wrong things from their idols. The Jersey Shore cast is a perfect example. They’re idolized buy young men and woman, whom are teaching them nothing but nonsense. There are still many good people displaying good morals with their work, but these are few and far between. Kids like to watch people on MTV getting drunk, being crazy, and getting arrested and the TV networks are cashing in big time. What do you think? Do you think celebrities love the attention whether it is good or bad?
This article is is written by Rewls
Katrina Kaif went out of her way to spend a few moments with a young fan of hers.
The incident happened on the sets of Priyadarshan’s film De Dana Dan at Sentosa Nature Park in Singapore, where Katrina was shooting a few weeks back with Akshay Kumar. A 10-year-old fan of hers was visiting the park when he learnt that Kat was shooting nearby.
Reports say when the excited fan ran towards Katrina on the sets, he was hit by a unit van and got some bruises but no major injury. While the unitmembers gave the boy first-aid, Katrina insisted on meeting the young fan.
Then what! The boy was taken to Katrina who spent a few moments with him, joked with him, and even gave him a few chocolates.
Katrina, who’s become the Indian face of Barbie Dolls has said on more than one occasion that she loves her young fans.
The actress is now back in India and is busy promoting and cheering the Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL team whose brand ambassador she is.
Katrina Kaif took time out from her busy shoot in Singapore to meet a young fan who met with an accident on the sets. The actress was shooting in the Sentosa Nature Park for Priyadarshan’s De Dhana Dhan when the incident happened.
A source reveals, “The unit was shooting when a 10-year-old spotted Katrina. He was sitting in one of the mobile vans that commute tourists inside the park. The boy didn’t realise that there were some production vehicles moving around the set and started running towards the actress. While running across, he was accidentally hit by a unit van.”
The boy was bruised but there was no major injury. The source adds, “The unit people made sure he was given first-aid and taken care of. When Katrina Kaif found out about the incident, she immediately asked him to be brought on the sets. She then met him, spent some time and even gave him some chocolates.”
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First of all, congratulations to those who are going to get married. This is one the moment that is very precious and beautiful for us. We get very happy when we get married, as this is the time when you get into true love. As love is one of the essential things that each person needs and this is the time when you are getting it in the real.
When the wedding day has arrived, there is a lot of work to be done on that day and even before that day, but don’t forget to movie your wedding ceremony and to make a wedding slideshow of your wedding. Most of the people prefer to make a video of their wedding, but today I would tell you something about wedding slideshow.
This is for sure that most of the people don’t have knowledge about this; I would try to give you precise, but a very meaningful and helpful explanation about it. We all know what a weeding video is, and most of the people prefer it as well. The wedding slideshow is something different, but very similar. We can say that the video which has conked out into pictures is a slideshow. What actually a slide show is? It is a combination of the pictures that keep on changing to the next picture with some time between each of it.
So a wedding slideshow and wedding video is the compilation of your wedding pictures which come with a wedding DVD. Most of the people make this along with the wedding video. This could be very good to send to the relatives and the friends. As if we make some copies of the wedding video, it could be very costly and expensive as well, but if we try to make this slideshow and mail them to our relatives and friends, they would get happy as well and you would be able to memorize your wedding to each and everyone. This would be easy and not expensive too. You can compile some pictures and mail them to the people. This could be a very good and newer idea which would be appreciated by each and every one for sure.
How do the couples get all pictures put collectively into a superb plus poignant slideshow set to melody along with burned to DVD to be played in addition to take pleasure in at their greeting? They go one of two behaviors. They appoint a specialized business to lever it for. Or else they go the do it yourself means. Let’s inspect what it takes to produce a convincing plus proficient gazing slideshow you can be arrogant of. To form the ideal marriage slideshow you will initially require obtaining a list of all of the objects you will require.
You will require the subsequent materials:
1. 60-90 super pics
2. Tape clip (if accessible)
3. Melody collection (most probably the wedding songs)
4. bowdlerization software
5. Occasion and imaginative power
6. DVD software (DVD burner)
How did you enjoy Notting Hill Carnival?
Jazmine Sullivan: It was great! I did the Rampage stage and we pretty much walked around for the rest of the day [laughs] and saw everybody and all the fun everybody was having. It was a good time.
Which was your favourite aspect?
Jazmine Sullivan: The music, the trucks and the dancing and everybody was having a good time. Everywhere you went nobody cared what they looked like and were having a good time and expressing themselves. That’s definitely different from back home. We’re a little confined and care about what people think, but here it was kinda like free so I liked that.
‘Need U Bad’ is a big track right now, has it exceeded expectations for you?
Jazmine Sullivan: It’s doing very well in the States. I hope that is does as well over here. I know that you guys appreciate good music, so I hope it does really well. I couldn’t imagine it doing any better. It’s actually number 1 in America right now.
Congratulations. How was working with Missy Elliott?
Jazmine Sullivan: It’s great! Missy is a good friend of mine. I’ve been working with her since I was 16. I met her was I was 13 so when we go into the studio its more like us having fun and we both really love what we do and appreciate good music, so everything just happens.
Will there be any further work with her on the album?
Jazmine Sullivan: I think she’ll have about 2 or 3 cuts on there. We have about 4 albums worth of songs period because we’ve been working for so long. We’ll definitely be working with each other in the future.
And for those that don’t know, it is actually Pepa that did the intro and outro on ‘Need U Bad’.
Jazmine Sullivan: Yeah that’s Pepa from Salt’N'Pepa. She was just happy to be in the studio when we got there. She’s Jamaican so it made sense that she did the patois. If I or Missy did it would sound a whole lot different.
Is ‘Need U Bad’ a reflection of your album or will it be conventional R’n'B
Jazmine Sullivan: As far as the single being different from being different to everything else you hear on the album, yes because my whole album is very different. But it doesn’t reflect the style of the album. My album is very colourful and it’s all different kinds of genres of music because that’s what I’ve been influenced by. I was not limited at all on this album and I wrote the whole album. I am very lucky to be with a label that let me be as creative as I wanted to be. The album is not just Reggae vibe or R’n'B vibe, it’s all of that. There’s pop in there. It’s just got everything.
Which artists did you grow up listening to?
Jazmine Sullivan: There was this Gospel singer called Kim Burrell that I absolutely love. I used love listening to her all the time. But as far as an R’n'B artist whose career I’d love to have is Stevie Wonder. His songs to me are just incredible. They stand the test of time and that’s just how I try to write.
You got the chance to vibe with Stevie Wonder, how was that experience?
Jazmine Sullivan: I actually got the chance to perform with him when I was 13 on stage. But before that I met him at his grandson’s birthday party. He was just having a birthday party for his grandson and had a lot of entertainers there. Kendrick from Philly were the invited guests and somehow I snuck in and sung ‘What’s Going On?’ then he played ‘These 3 Words’ and we started going back and forth doing riffs, just having fun and stuff like that. Then he invited me to his show.
Actually, I met him again maybe 5 or 6 months ago. He came to Philadelphia to do a 3-hour concert which I absolutely loved. He invited me backstage and we actually did the same thing. He started playing one of my songs called ‘In Love With Another Man’ just to let me know that he knew it. He played it and I sung it and it was kind of like a reunion.
After the super stars like Big B, SRK and Salman, Preity Zinta is landing on the small screen! Big B and SRK made their presence on the small screen through the KBC platform, Salman became the boss in Bigg Boss- season 4, and now it is our own bubbly, dimply, million dollar smile holder Preity Zinta who is ready to hit the small screen through “Guinness World Records – Ab India Todega”!
Preity is in a highly spirited mood and eagerly waiting for the show to finally start. “Guiness World Records – Ab India Todega! Really excited as V just finished shooting da promo! Ting!” Preity zinta tweeted along with her picture from the promo soon after completing the promo for the show which she recently shot at Film City.
The promo too is quite interesting, the actress tries to move a heavy truck by fastening it at her waist with all her vigor and announces, “Australia ke Derek Boyer ka Guiness World Record aaj main todoongi.” When it appears immovable, she exclaims, “Chaliye main na kar saki toh kya hua? India kar ke dikha dega. Ab garv se har Hindustani bolega, Guinness World Record Ab India Todega!!”
Ab India Todega is the desi avatar of already famous international show from Miditech Pvt Ltd. that has already captivated millions of people across 90 nations. It will now be landing on Indian television through the platform of Colors Channel. The show will be an embodiment of high spirits, hope, and never say die attitude, and so are the characteristics of its host!
Ashvini Yardi, Head, Programming of Colors says that Preity and the show are truly made for each other. The show will make its debutant appearance on Indian television and so will Ms. Zinta. The show is all about being high spirited, full of vigor and dynamism which perfectly suits with Zinta who is adventurous by nature, has great sense of humor, full of energy, and inspires never say die attitude!
Preity zinta too agrees that the show perfectly suits her personality, attitude, and ideology. She told the media that she always wanted such a show to start her career on the small screen which would match with her personality. “It will be fun 2 c Indians break & make new Guinness World records! So guys n girls… Hold ur breath!” posted Preity on her Twitter page.
Interestingly, the grape vine has it that Preity was not the only choice of the channel! They also approached Lara Dutta for the show as Zinta had some date related issues. But Lara was asking for unreasonably high fee for hosting the show which was impossible for the channel to pay. In the mean while Preity zinta sorted out her date related issue, and since she was the first choice of the channel they contracted with her. Now whither it is a rumor or fact only the channel people can say, but finally it is Preity Zinta making her debut on the small screen through the show!