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Recapping An Interview With Ryan Seacrest

It is always interesting to hear from a renaissance man like Ryan Seacrest. While most of America and the world knows him from the smash hit show “American Idol”, he has a career in entertainment and media that goes much farther than that. His first on-air position was with ESPN, as the host of their popular show “Radical Outdoor Challenge”. From those humble beginnings, he gained national fame as the host of American Idol, but he didn’t stop there. From 2002 to 2016, he hosted the show as it grew into an American phenomenon.

Of course, he has done some other things as well. Since the end of Idol’s run, he has remained very visible as the co-host of “Live With Kelly And Ryan” with longtime talk show icon Kelly Ripa. He is also an experienced radio host, having hosted “American Top 40” after the retirement of radio legend Casey Kasem. He now hosts his own show, called “On Air With Ryan Seacrest”. This show is broadcast live every morning from 6am to 10am Pacific Time.

He even started his own clothing line called “Ryan Seacrest Distinction” in cooperation with Macy’s. Hey, why not? It seems that all the other celebrities have a clothing line as well!

His recent interview with The New York Times gives us a closer look at Mr. Seacrest and his life in general. For starters, we are told that he has recently moved from Los Anegeles to New York. When asked about his typical day and how it begins, we are told that he starts each day with some common hygeinic activities before having a brisk workout around noon. After catching up on the news, he then heads to work, sometimes finishing up during the commute.

Ryan Seacrest goes on to talk about the importance of pacing yourself during the workday to avoid the danger of overload. When asked about how he likes to relax, he says that he has a hard time meditating, but finds that simply turning off the phone is good enough.

On a final note, Mr. Seacrest tells an interesting story about a conversation he had with the late, great Dick Clark. I won’t spoil it though. You’ll have to go read it yourself.

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Lawrence Bender’s Inglourious Basterds Still a Favorite

There are so many incredible films produced by Lawrence Bender, that it is difficult to nail down a favorite. While he rose to stardom in Hollywood for his work on Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction decades ago, Lawrence Bender has become only more impressive in his more recent work, including Inglourious Basterds. This 2009 hit follows a band of Jewish U.S. soldiers during World War II as they attempt an assassination on several Nazi leaders. The movie is set in France and details the plans for revenge by a Jewish refugee who is the target of a German soldier’s affection. The final showdown in the theater run by the refugee during a movie screening where all of the most prominent Nazis were expected to attend is one that viewers will not soon forget.

There is so much more than the brutality and realness of the violence in this movie that makes it one of the most memorable of all time. Bender does an amazing job of capturing the tensions during that era and the lengths at which dedicated men were willing to go to rid the world of one of the most evil regimes to ever exist. This is a lesson in history that cannot be gleaned from simply reading a history textbook. Lawrence Bender hits a home run with this film in bringing the viewer directly in the middle of the emotional and physical battle of characters willing to risk it all to rid the world of pure evil.

Lawrence Bender did not grow up in Hollywood. He comes from The Bronx and spent his childhood in New Jersey. Bender stayed on the East Coast for college and attended The University of Maine, which he still frequently speaks about with great fondness and admiration for the caliber of education. Even though he studied civil engineering, Bender was drawn to the arts. He spent some time training as a dancer, but a severe injury prematurely ended his career. Bender would become one of the most acclaimed producers of all time behind the camera, earning three Oscar nominations and many other awards.

The Chainsmokers Winning the Audience With their Creative Music

Many new music genres have been added to the list of genres in recent years, and one of it is EDM, an abbreviation for electronic dance music. There have been many artists who have been using their creativity to produce something new and unique to entice the audience, and one of the DJ and Production Duo that has been successful in captivating the audience with their music is The Chainsmokers. The duo consists of two leading artists, Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, and their first experience of fame was when they released their first single named Selfie. Their song “Selfie” became a global hit, and subsequently, they released another album by the name of Bouquet which consisted of a song named Roses, which was in the top 10 US Billboard Hot 100.

One of their other songs by the name of “Don’t Let me Down” also reached the top five singles category and won Grammy Awards for Best Dance Recording as well. The Chainsmokers have been unstoppable since then and as given many hit singles since then, including “Closer,” which went on to be the number one single for twelve weeks in a row. The Chainsmokers have won many awards since they entered the mainstream music industry, including five iHeartRadio Music Awards and two American Music Awards. Both their EP, namely Bouquet and College are much loved by the audience and have been downloaded millions of times online. In 2017, the Chainsmokers released their first studio album named Memories. Do Not Open.

In 2018, the Chainsmokers have released their new single by the name of Sick Boy, which has been gaining much love from the audience world over. The Chainsmokers has been touring across the globe in many different countries, and their popularity has been growing at a massive pace. Their new single Sick Boy is gaining popularity world over, and the lyrics written by them has been widely appreciated as well. Their background with Djing and music has helped them unearth their creativity to the maximum. The loyal patrons of the Chainsmokers have been giving rave reviews to the duo for their new singles, which has been moving up in charts with every passing day.