Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Say it isn't so! The longest running soap opera could be ending when the current contract is over?!
Several of the networks have figured out that talk shows are cheaper overhead and soap operas don't return as much money on the investment. There are actors to pay, costumes, sets, hair and make-up, etc involved in soap operas. More moving parts means more overhead.
"Days of Our Lives" is currently on NBC and airing from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM in most areas. That is a time slot that other networks have been known to cancel soaps for in order to put talk shows in. ABC cancelled "One Life to Live" and "All My Children" in 2011 for that very reason.
The long running soap opera is in its 51st year. Unfortunately, the NBC network has opted to put "DOOL" on a year by year contract instead of a long-term one as it was before. The current contract is ending in the fall of 2017. People reports that sources close to the show and some high execs have been informed that this is the last year. The contract is rumored to end, with no new contract for future episodes in 2018.
Megyn Kelly's exit from FOX News was announced on Tuesday. She will be leaving in July and then will have to fulfill a six-month non-compete clause. She will eventually be joining the NBC team, and while no official decision has been announced, she has had three amazing offers from Andrew Lack who is the NBC News chairman. She could anchor an in-depth news show to air on Sunday evenings, could be part of the special coverage team for the big events, and could have a daytime news show.
So far it looks like the rumors of "The Today Show" giving up an hour for a new daytime show are just rumors. It sounds like "Days of Our Lives" is on the chopping block to make room for a new daytime program for Megyn Kelly. "Days of Our Lives" has made a lot of changes over the last few years. Lots of story line changes, and many comings and goings. The writers have changed and so has the show. There was hope among fans that it would be enough to save the show, but it seems that the end is not a question of if, but when. #SoapOpera #DaysOfOurLives
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"I'm not a fan of Tom Ford, never have been," said the President-elect.As a number of designers and stylists come forward about whether or not they'd dress Melania Trump, Donald Trump is making one thing clear: His wife, Melania Trump, never asked Tom Ford to dress her.
"I'm not a fan of Tom Ford, never have been," said Trump, adding that hotelier Steve Wynn called him up after Ford's comments to say he "threw his clothes out of his hotel."
"She's not necessarily my image," said the designer, who also identified himself as a Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton. He added, "Even had Hillary won, she shouldn’t be wearing my clothes. They’re too expensive. And I don’t mean that in a bad way — they’re not artificially expensive, it’s the cost to make these things."
Posted by at 3:22 PM
Answering a Question We Did Not Have, Donald Trump Says
He’s ‘Not a Fan’ of Tom Ford
When Tom Ford appeared on The View in November, he said that he’d been asked to dress Melania Trump in the past and had refused, citing the fact that “she’s not necessarily my image.” But last night, Donald Trump went on Fox & Friends to give his own version of the story. “[She] never asked Tom Ford, doesn’t like Tom Ford,” he said. “Doesn’t like his designs. He was never asked to dress her.” (We’ve reached out to Ford’s rep for a response to Trump’s comments, and will update this when we hear back.)
“I’m not a fan of Tom Ford, never have been,” Trump said. He added that hotelier Steve Wynn “just called me and he thought that it was so terrible what Tom Ford said that he threw his clothing out of his Las Vegas hotel.” Though to be fair, who hasn’t tossed mounds of designer clothing out of the hotel they own in a fit of pique?
Unfortunately, the president-elect’s remarks extended only to fashion, so we’re still waiting to hear his review of Nocturnal Animals.
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The distance, she’s said, is intentional so she can focus on the couple’s 9-year-old son, Barron.
“Isn’t he the best?” Mrs. Trump, 45, asked the crowd in heavily accented English. “He will be the best ever. We love you!” Like her husband, she is not given to understatement.
It was the barest of glimpses into the life of a couple who celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary Friday. Their relationship began at least six years earlier, dating back to the 1998 in Manhattan when the newly separated Trump asked then-model Melania Knauss, 24 years his junior, for her telephone number. She rebuffed him because he was with a date that night, she has said.
Would she now stay as far above the political fray as the couple’s triplex overlooking Central Park? That’s largely up to the Trumps, but they’re in no hurry to decide.
Through a spokeswoman, Mrs. Trump declined an interview request from The Associated Press.
In many ways, Melania Trump would be a first in American history: She’d be the only first lady who is the third wife of a president, and the first to be born and raised in a communist nation, according to Carl Anthony, historian at the National First Ladies’ Library. She almost certainly has shown more skin than any other U.S. first lady — that was her in 2006, very pregnant, in a gold bikini on the steps of her husband’s private jet in Vogue magazine.
By 2016, Melania Trump has gotten married, had a child and adopted a much more traditional posture as a candidate’s spouse. She wouldn’t be the first president’s wife to be born in another country — that would be Louisa Adams, born in England. Nor would she be the first first lady to have married a divorced man — hello, Nancy Reagan. And she’d be the third first lady to have worked as a professional model, after Pat Nixon and Betty Ford.
Experts on first ladies said Melania Trump is being smart by laying low now, especially if she is not comfortable talking about politics and policy. But eventually, they said, she’d be wise to build on what she knows. Melania Trump studied design and architecture at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia — so perhaps advocating for historical preservation. Maybe she’d expand her charity work. Even her model-perfect poise and ability to speak multiple languages could be an asset to her English-only husband during state dinners and other White social events.
“It’s best when they draw from their experience, and marry that up with the overall focus of their husbands’ administration,” said Anita McBride , who was chief of staff to first Laura Bush.
Donald Trump has signaled that his daughter, Ivanka, might be unusually prominent for a president’s daughter. He volunteers Ivanka’s name when asked whose advice he values. It was she, not Melania, who introduced her father when he announced his campaign. During breaks in Republican debates, it was Ivanka, one of Donald Trump’s five , with whom he huddled.
For all of her public discretion, Melania Trump has been consistently public about one thing: She’s more than an accessory. “I have my own mind,” she told Harper’s Bazaar in an interview published this month. “I am my own person, and I think my husband likes that about me.”
Note to Washington power snobs: Don’t expect Melania Trump to put up with condescension.
“Thank you,” Melania, holding a glass of , says with a glittering smile. “And he’s not lucky?”
Posted by at 2:58 PM
Ralph Lauren and Karl Lagerfeld: Melania Trump’s Dynamic Duo!!
Karl Lagerfeld likely will join Ralph Lauren in dressing the incoming first lady.Who will dress Melania?
With the big event just days away, two names churning about the rumor mill make all the sense in the world. As my colleague Rosemary Feitelberg reported on Monday, one of those names is Ralph Lauren. The other: Karl Lagerfeld. Yes, that Karl Lagerfeld.
doesn’t avoid Twitter.
Like Lauren, Lagerfeld steers clear of politics, save for when he can’t help himself, as happened years ago when he voiced dismay at France’s then newly applied 35-hour workweek. But then, for him, work is psychological oxygen. Two of his favorite one-liners: “Lots of class but working class,” and, “I don’t make art. I make dresses.”
At the same time, while Lagerfeld is thought to be designing for Trump, the affiliated brand under which he’s doing so is unclear. Though Chanel first comes to mind, he has two other seats of employment, his eponymous brand and Fendi.
Then there’s the designer’s own brand. Across endeavors, Lagerfeld has long shown a strong loyalty to the U.S. and its customer base. He did so through the Chinese explosion when much of international fashion looked at the American market as mature and uninteresting. His joint venture with G-III, under the label Karl Lagerfeld Paris, proves his desire to bring his particular élan to a broader U.S. customer base. In that context, a day look on Trump could make for savvy marketing.
Confirmations? Zippo. Nor are there denials.
One thing is certain. On Friday, Trump needs two special outfits, one for day, one for night. Absent credible alternate rumors, and so far, there are none, indications are very strong that she has enlisted Ralph Lauren and Karl Lagerfeld to provide those looks, in one order or the other. Of course, Trump could always change her mind. If that were to happen, she’d have to go to off the rack (again, no indications of custom backup) — and risk alienating two of fashion’s greatest gods. On the front end of the Trump administration, does the woman need another headache? Just sayin’.
Posted by at 2:44 PM
Ralph Lauren And Karl Lagerfeld To Reportedly Dress Melania Trump For Inauguration
With the inauguration only days away, reports are buzzing over who will dress Melania Trump (along with, you know, whether Donald Trump had contact with Russia during the election, and whether Trump will wear L.L. Bean to any events, etc.). According to Women’s Wear Daily, designer Ralph Lauren will reportedly dress the future first lady, despite the fact that he supported (and also dressed) Hillary Clinton throughout the election.
The designer is reportedly also working on additional pieces for Trump to wear throughout the inauguration week, WWD says, as well as a few pieces for the rest of the family.
Melania Trump has already memorably worn the designer on two occasions. In October she showed up to the third presidential debate in a black “pussybow” jumpsuit from the designer.
She then wore a white, one-shoulder jumpsuit from Ralph Lauren for election night in November.
WWD says the Future FLOTUS bought her white outfit from the Ralph Lauren store in NYC (rather than it being given to her by the designer himself). Many designers have publicly stated that they will never dress Melania Trump, including French designer Sophie Theallet, Tom Ford, Derek Lam, Marc Jacobs and Phillip Lim.
Posted by at 2:30 PM
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Tribute to everything Versace, from videos, editorials, ad campaigns, quotes, and images from my personal archives spanning 15 years. I will try to catalogue Versace's images from my favorite collections during the last decade. Gianni Versace was a man who changed my life and introduced me to the world of fashion, art, supermodels, photography, and music. He will never be forgotten... enjoy!
Posted by at 12:24 PM