Monday, September 25, 2017

A Very Different: Dynasty!

Fans of the original campy, soapy, sexy ’80s ABC nighttime drama will not be disappointed.
But rather than focus on the angel-vs-bitch, first wife vs the new wife set-up pitting Krystle against Alexis (AKA Linda Evans and Joan Collins), this reboot will showcase daughter Fallon pitted against her father’s new love, this time a Latina named Cristal. Holy diversity!
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Daddy is about to name Fallon the company’s new chief operating officer, but he is sidetracked by his new love. Uh-oh. Drama ensues. And in “Dynasty” parlance, that means lots of hair-pulling, roll-around cat fights! Can’t wait.
That is not the only way the new series differs from the original.
The new “Dynasty” is set in steamy Atlanta as opposed to snowy Denver.
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Who knows if the family business is still oil (they are now a “global energy empire”), but the Carringtons (headed by former “Melrose Place” stud Grant Show) are still a sexy, usually unclothed lot.
The trailer also showed a lot of what we loved about the original — the huge mansion that seemed to go on for days, lots of sex, drinking, adultery, opulence, private planes, designer clothes (when clothes are actually worn), cat-fighting, bitchy dialog, threats, blackmail and … did we mention sex? And if this trailer is any indication, there are writers who grew up loving the original who will force the censors hands with as many double entendres as they can cram into an hour of television.
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Brother Steven is still gay and apparently horny. This time, randy Sammy Jo is a boy! (Sorry Heather Locklear!) Another difference in this series — Steven is decidedly gay and not ambiguous and he kisses men. A lot.
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In addition to Show as the patriarch (are we that old?) Elizabeth Gillies, James Mackay, Nathalie Kelley, Alan Dale, Robert Christopher Riley, Sam Adegoke and Rafael de la Fuente round out the cast.
Executive producers named:  Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Sallie Patrick, Esther and Richard Shapiro (the creators of the original “Dynasty”) and Brad Silberling.
 

SHOCKER: Winsor Harmon out, GH's Ingo Rademacher in as The Bold and the Beautiful's Thorne

Winsor Harmon has revealed that he's out as The Bold and the Beautiful's Thorne Forrester. The seldom-seen Forrester will now be played by General Hospital alum Ingo Rademacher.
 
The tease that Thorne Forrester is headed back to the CBS soap, but he’ll look a little different this time around. Winsor Harmon last portrayed this legacy character, but he hasn’t been around much in recent years. He’s been with the show on a recurring basis, but he announced on Twitter that B&B had chosen to recast the part.
TV Insider just revealed the man who’s stepping up to take his place and it’ll be a familiar name to many soap fans. Ingo Rademacher, who’s best known as Jax over on General Hospital, is taking over as the new Throne. It’s sad to see Harmon stripped of a role he loved, but Rademacher should be an excellent successor. He’s a talented actor who should be a great fit on the Bold and the Beautiful.
It turns out Rademacher was originally supposed to appear in an 11-episode arc as a Forrester estate manager. Bradley Bell, B&B’s executive producer, decided Rademacher was good enough to take on a bigger part. Francisco San Martin became the estate manager and Rademacher was offered a full-time, contract role.
 
Of course, there’s been a lot of backlash over the recast decision. In TV Insider’s interview, Rademacher acknowledged the difficult situation. “I’ve never stepped into a role that was previously played by someone else,” Rademacher said. “I hope the fans aren’t too upset about this.”
Rademacher added that he’s been researching the character and hopes to bring something unique to the table. As for Jax on General Hospital, it looks like GH viewers won’t be seeing any popups in the near future. If the ABC soap wants Jax back, they’ll have to recast.
Fortunately, The Bold and the Beautiful spoilers hint that Rademacher has some awesome material coming up. It should be fun to see Thorne’s new storylines in the coming months. You can expect Rademacher’s Thorne to first show up in mid-to-late November.
 

SHOCKER: The Bold and the Beautiful is recasting Thorne

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Winsor Harmon has revealed that he's out as The Bold and the Beautiful's Thorne Forrester. The seldom-seen Forrester is being recast.
Call it the recast no one saw coming. With the recent departures of Pierson Fode, and Rome Flynn, it has widely been expected that both Thomas and Zende would soon be returning with new faces. The CBS soap, however, will be recasting another role: Thorne Forrester! 
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  Winsor Harmon who joined The Bold and the Beautiful in 1996, revealed on Twitter that B&B's executive producer/head writer, Bradley Bell, had informed him that the show was going to be recasting Thorne.
"Just spoke with Brad Bell and at this time he's decided to RECAST THORNE," Harmon shared before offering whomever is hired for the role "continued success."
The move is somewhat surprising, since Thorne has rarely been seen on-screen in recent years. Thorne was taken off contract back in 2010 and has appeared on a recurring basis since then. The character's last significant appearance came in 2015 when his daughter, Aly, was killed off. 
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While it's unclear exactly why B&B has decided to recast Thorne, it might have something to do with another recast. When B&B opted to recast the role of Ridge Forrester in 2013, the show's then-new hire Thorsten Kaye was more than a decade younger than the previous incarnation of Ridge, played by Ronn Moss. In real life, Kaye is several years younger than Harmon. It's possible that the show wants to recast the role of Thorne to keep the characters' ages in check. 
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Regardless of reason, fans were quick to express their surprise and disappointment. Reactions have ranged from "This is ridiculous" to "WTH is Brad thinking? You ARE Thorne!" Another fan questioned the need to recast, writing: "Why bother recasting, writers haven't given @winsorharmon a story line for years." 
 
At least one other recurring member of the Forrester family expressed some concern. Tracy Melchior, who appeared as Kristen Forrester on a contract basis from 2001 to 2003 but has appeared only sporadically since, said that she won't be answering any phone calls from CBS Daytime. You know, just in case.
Harmon is the third actor to play Thorne, following Clayton Norcross and Jeff Trachta. Trachta recently stole the spotlight as "Dancing Trump" on NBC's reality competition America's Got Talent.
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World Premiere Interview: Bruin Collinsworth

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Say hello to Bruin Collinsworth! As the new face and body of Timoteo’s Magnitude Collection, Bruin Collinsworth is a male model that has been ascending the ranks in the industry, first making waves when cast in an ad campaign for Nasty Pig in 2014 that was featured in Out Magazine. In only a few years, Collinsworth has made great strides in the modelling world, becoming a favourite of fans in several magazines and through his large social media following. Since moving to New York to concentrate on his modelling career, Collinsworth has racked up an impressive resume that continues to grow. In this exclusive Q&A, Bruin gives more insight into where his passions lie, his dedication to being a top model, and what other projects are on the horizon.
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 Hello Bruin, tell us a little about yourself.
I’m a good midwest guy with a bit of a wild streak and a heart of gold. I was a college athlete which gave me a really good physique for modelling and a better understanding on how to move my body for photographers. I’m a performer at heart, I’m the kind of guy who just loves life and making the most of it.
How did you start modelling?
I don’t remember the exact first experience of modelling but I vividly remember doing underwear runway shows during pride in Columbus where I’m originally from and loving the endorphins it gave me from the energy of the crowd and their reaction. Before that, I would just try to get any opportunity I could to get in front of the camera to get images that I could use to show other photographers to convince them to shoot with me.
 
What was your best experience as a model?
I’ve really been privileged to have a lot of really awesome experiences with specific photographers and underwear companies so it’s extremely hard to narrow it down to just one experience. In order to be a really good model you have to make every photoshoot or runway your favourite and even if you’re not thrilled about the assignment that you have fun with it.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years from today?
In 5 years I really hope to be more established in a professional field but with enough freedom to continue to keep shooting with all the awesome companies that I already have in my portfolio. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a cover of a magazine at point haha I’ll even settle for a billboard!
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Time to talk underwear! How often do you shop for underwear?
Yes! I was wondering when we were going to get around to the good stuff! You’d be surprised to know that I don’t really shop that often for underwear. Most of the time when I shoot for a company they always send me off with a little goody bag with their product or the underwear that I shot in if they weren’t the samples. Other times they’ll send me a care package of their new stuff so I can wear and post on my social media. In the event that I actually purchase the underwear it’s never intentional. I’ll be out shopping for something else and end up buying a cute pair that catches my eye.
What is you favourite underwear style and colour?
Even with the wide range of styles that I have in my underwear drawer I tend to stick with briefs. They are are most comfortable for me and my muscular legs. A good pair of briefs never need to be adjusted. Oh God, with colours the sky’s the limit. I could be wearing any colour at any given time. I could be wearing the most drab colour clothing on the outside but having fun colourful underwear is like a little secret that’s just for you and for whoever you choose to show if you know what I mean!
Any favourite brands?
I hate to sound like Miss America but I really have pairs from every company. Each brand has their specific moment that they are perfect for wearing. On a day to day basis you can’t beat a classic comfortable pair of Calvin Klein’s or Skull and Bones. Pump and teamm8 are my go to when I’m working out or doing something physical. If I’m in the mood to be a little more sexy I go to Nasty Pig and Cellblock 13.
 Thank you for a brief interviews Bruin!
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World Premiere Interview: Andrew Morrill

Texas bred, London-based Andrew Morrill is one of the most sought after models currently in the industry and, although he makes it look easy, the world of modelling is anything but. Born in San Antonio, he crossed the Atlantic over seven years ago to take his career to the next level and has made waves. He has been featured in magazines on both sides of the pond and snapped by a slew of acclaimed photographers, including Gian Paolo Barbieri, Kadmil, Tim Mueller, and Rick Day, to name a few. 
 
 Currently represented by W Model Management in London, Morrill is on a mission to work in the industry for as long as it will have him. In an exclusive Q&A, Andrew gives fans insight into his life as a model, his aspirations, and what to expect in the future…
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Hello Andrew. Tell us a little about yourself.
I grew up in Texas and came to London about 7 years ago. I’ve worked as a model since I was in University.
How did you start modelling?
I started modelling when I was a college/university student back in Texas. One of my friends had gotten a job to walk in a local menswear show and asked me to come along. It started as just an easy way to make some extra money in between classes.
What was your best experience as a model?
Shooting in Milan with Gian Paolo Barbieri was a highlight: the man is a legend. I remember walking into his studio and seeing the shots he had done of Monica Bellucci, Audrey Hepburn, David Gandy and on and on hanging on the wall. Was quite an experience.
 
Where do you see yourself in 5 years from today?
To still be working. Longevity in this business is the ultimate prize. But if that is not to be then I would love to be behind the lens or working with the process in some way. I’ve learned a tremendous amount through observation and experience; hopefully that will come in handy one day.
Time to talk underwear! How often do you shop for underwear?
I don’t shop for underwear as often as people might think based on my postings! That being said I do love underwear. I treat it as another extension of my wardrobe so I tend to clear things out seasonally. I like to have new stuff.
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What is you favourite underwear style and colour?
Recently I have become a big fan of the boxer brief. It’s just so comfortable and good for movement. I do a lot of cycling and leg work at the gym so I need something that is going to move with me and not cut into me. I love bright colours. I never say no to a pattern either.
Any favourite brands?
Tommy Hilfiger, Charlie, and Dolce & Gabbana make up most of my drawer at the moment.
Thank you Andrew! All the best of luck in everything you do!
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DieselHero Underwear Social Media Campaign

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Diesel’s latest digital campaign is encouraging people to share selfies while wearing their new Hero Fit range … yep, they too want a piece of that cake! The ‘underwear-social-media-selfie-war-cake’.
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Matthew Terry is a Denim Dream for Calvin Klein Jeans

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Calvin Klein Jeans Fall/Winter-We can never get enough of Calvin Klein Jeans and the essential denim brand doesn’t disappoint, releasing new images of American model Matthew Terry. Matthew, the current face of multiple Calvin Klein brands, is joined by blonde bombshell Lara Stone for black & white studio images, captured by photographer Lachlan Bailey and styled by George Cortina.
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The Work of Bruce Weber

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