Ahead of the Miss World Singapore 2013 finals on 28 July, 12 of the 15 finalists gathered at bar-restaurant The Exchange and discussed pageant controversies.
Ahead of the Miss World Singapore 2013 finals on 28 July, 12 of the 15 finalists gathered at bar-restaurant The Exchange and discussed pageant controversies.
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Dan Lin and his Rideback production banner have signed a first-look agreement with Universal Pictures, Universal president Peter Cramer announced on Wednesday. Lin has produced films that have grossed over $5 billion worldwide, including “The Lego Movie” franchise, Stephen King’s “It” and the “Sherlock Holmes” franchise, as well as Disney’s live-action “Aladdin.” The first-look production deal kicks off with projects in development at Universal. Rideback is also developing the next movie in the Lego franchise, whose film rights were acquired by Universal in April in a new five-year deal. Also Read: Millie Bobby Brown to Star, Russo Brothers to Direct 'Electric State' Adaptation at Universal “Dan and his team at Rideback have an exceptional track record producing major franchises, animation and prestige films,” Cramer said. “Additionally, with Rideback Ranch, he has created a groundbreaking filmmaking community, and his commitment to cultivating talent across the industry perfectly complements our studio’s own efforts and values. We are thrilled to welcome Dan and Rideback to Universal and look forward to a partnership in the years to come that builds upon his amazing run of success.” Lin added: “As a 22-year-old kid, I started my entertainment career at Universal and was thrilled to walk the hallowed halls of the Black Tower every day. Twenty-five years later, I’m returning to Universal and feel that same excitement about partnering with Donna, Peter and the entire Universal film team. As they boldly innovate new approaches to making and distributing movies, we are excited to bring Rideback’s collaborative, filmmaker-focused approach to this new partnership with Universal.” Lin is the founder and CEO of Rideback and oversees the company’s film operations along with Rideback’s president of film, Jonathan Eirich. Also Read: Jamie Dornan to Star on 'The Tourist' Limited Series at HBO Max Rideback’s other recent credits include “The Two Popes.” The company is currently in production on the CW series “Walker” and in pre-production on a live-action “Avatar: The Last Airbender” series for Netflix. Rideback also recently produced the FOX series “Lethal Weapon.” Prior to launching Rideback in 2008, Lin served as SVP of production for Warner Bros. Pictures, where he oversaw the development and production of films such as Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed.” Read original story Dan Lin’s Rideback Production Banner Signs First-Look Deal With Universal Pictures At TheWrap
Dylan McDermott has joined the cast of NBC’s upcoming “Law & Order” series “Organized Crime,” the network announced Wednesday. Character details are being kept under wraps, but the “American Horror Story” alum joins Christopher Meloni in the “Law & Order: SVU” spinoff. The series will see Meloni’s character of Elliot Stabler returning to the NYPD as the head of an organized crime unit after a “devastating personal loss.” Per NBC, “Stabler will aim to rebuild his life as part of a new elite task force that is taking apart the city’s most powerful criminal syndicates one by one.” Also Read: 'This Is Us,' Dick Wolf's 'Chicago' Franchise, 'The Voice' Get Fall Premiere Dates at NBC “Law & Order: Organized Crime” was ordered straight-to-series last spring and was originally set to debut on the network alongside the rest of its fall programming. However, the show was delayed after losing showrunner Matt Olmstead. “The L Word” co-creator Ilene Chaiken was tapped to replace Olmstead last month. Dick Wolf is creator and executive producer on “Organized Crime,” with Chaiken, Terry Miller, Fred Berner, Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski executive producing. Read original story Dylan McDermott Joins Christopher Meloni in ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ At TheWrap
Cloris Leachman, the Oscar-winning actress known for “The Last Picture Show” and “Young Frankenstein” and who had an equally long career on television in shows like “Phyllis,” “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Facts of Life,” has died. She was 94. Leachman died in her sleep Tuesday at her home in California of natural causes, her manager told TheWrap. Leachman’s career has spanned decades, and in that time she won eight Emmys from 22 nominations, setting records each for both wins and nominations at the time. Some of her other long-running TV roles have included “Raising Hope,” “A Brand New Life,” “The Ellen Show” and many more. And on film she’s been seen more recently in “Spanglish” and lent her voice to both of “The Croods” films, including most recently the sequel from late last year. More to come… Read original story Cloris Leachman, Oscar-Winning Star of ‘Young Frankenstein’ and ‘Phyllis,’ Dies at 94 At TheWrap
Wendy's has become a popular go-to breakfast destination for Americans during the pandemic. The fast-food company launched its successful morning daypart in March of 2020, just as other chains began to see declines in breakfast sales. But against all odds, Wendy's breakfast became a major driver behind the chain's recovering sales, and it took the spot of the most buzzed-about breakfast in the country."We came into the morning daypart as an underdog, and we launched it in the midst of COVID. And yet here we are—less than a year into it, and we're matching competitors who have been in the market for 50 years," Carl Loredo, the chain's chief marketing officer, said during a live webcast on Wednesday. (Related: McDonald's Is Making These 8 Major Upgrades.)Wendy's was able to gain the enormous traction at breakfast with nimble marketing strategies, which sought to reach customers in new ways (while gaming or binge-watching their favorite shows, for example). But it was an operation set up for pandemic success from the get-go, because it was tailored for drive-thru success, according to Loredo. Wendy's also onboarded four major delivery partners and pivoted to a new way of doing business—fast.At the end of the day, the fast-food chain believes none of these moves would have made an impact had it not been for its most powerful weapon in the breakfast wars: the cut-above-the-rest breakfast options."It really comes down to our breakfast menu," Loreda said. "It's something that our consumers love, and nobody can touch in the marketplace."From familiar, comfort-food brunch flavors like maple-honey butter and hollandaise, Wendy's set out to one-up the boring homemade breakfast Americans had suddenly found themselves sentenced to during the pandemic, John Li, the chain's vice president of culinary innovation, said."Why wait till Saturday or Sunday to have a wonderful brunch experience?" Li asked. "We built that thinking into every single sandwich and every item that you see on our breakfast menu."However, Wendy's may still have a few more tricks up its sleeve when it comes to innovating at breakfast time. The company teased a potential spicy addition to its morning daypart, for one."We'll continue to find ways to spice up our menu when it comes to breakfast," Loreda added, hinting that the chain had taken note of the popularity of its Spicy Chicken Sandwich and Spicy Chicken Nuggets. "We love the storyline that is from our spicy chicken sandwich to the spicy nugz that folks love, and so, we'll continue to lean in there."Another innovation could come in the Frosty category, Li said. "There is stuff that we are always working on in the space of Frosty—not just the Frosti-ccino but the Frosties for the rest of the day," he continued.Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter to get the latest restaurant news delivered straight to your inbox.
Mel Brooks (born 1926) The EGOT winner and comedy legend has kept working into his 90s, with roles in films like 2018’s “Hotel Transylvania 3” and 2019’s “Toy Story 4.” He’s also been working on a stage musical adaptation of his 1974 comedy Western “Blazing Saddles.” Ed Asner (born 1929) The Emmy-winning star of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “Lou Grant” has kept working, with 2020 appearances in TV shows like “Modern Family,” “Blue Bloods” and “Briarpatch.” Cicely Tyson (born 1924) An Oscar nominee for 1972’s “Sounder” (and an honorary Oscar winner in 2019), Tyson has stayed on screen in films like “The Help” and 2017’s “Fall From Grace” as well as TV shows like “Cherish the Day” and “How to Get Away With Murder.” Dick Van Dyke (born 1925) The Emmy-winning star of the ’60s sitcom “The Dick Van Dyke Show” also broke out on the big screen in films like 1964’s “Mary Poppins” and 1968’s “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” But he’s had a resurgence in this century with roles in the “Night at the Museum” series, Showtime’s “Kidding” and 2018’s “Mary Poppins Returns.” Betty White (born 1922) The Emmy-winning star of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “Golden Girls” had another sitcom hit in her 90s with “Hot in Cleveland.” She also voiced a character in 2019’s “Toy Story 4.” Bob Newhart (born 1929) The standup comic became a sitcom legend with three shows that bore his name. And he’s made appearances in shows like “The Big Bang Theory” (finally winning his first Emmy in 2013) as well as “The Librarians” and “Young Sheldon.” Angela Lansbury (born 1925) A three-time Oscar nominee for films like “Gaslight” and “The Manchurian Candidate,” Lansbury earned fame on TV as well, particularly the long-running mystery “Murder She Wrote.” A six-time Tony winner for her work on Broadway, she has continued working in projects like 2018’s “Mary Poppins Returns.” Cloris Leachman (born 1926) Leachman won an Oscar for her work in 1971’s “The Last Picture Show,” and followed that with work in comedy like “Young Frankenstein” and her long-running sitcom “Phyllis.” More recently, she’s appeared in shows like “Raising Hope,” “American Gods” and the reboot of “Mad About You.” Estelle Parsons (born 1927) Parsons won an Oscar for 1967’s “Bonnie and Clyde” and she’s kept working on both stage and screen well into her 90s, appearing in shows like “The Good Wife,” “Grace and Frankie” and “The Conners.” Read original story 11 Actors Over 90 Still Making a Mark in Hollywood, From Mel Brooks to Betty White (Photos) At TheWrap
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Apple blew past Wall Street projections for its first fiscal quarter of 2021 thanks to a record haul for its latest iPhone during the holiday shopping period. Wall Street had forecast Q1 earnings of $1.41 per share for Apple on $103.3 billion in revenue, according to a consensus estimate compiled by Yahoo Finance. This afternoon, Apple reported earnings per share (EPS) of $1.68 on $111.4 billion in revenue, also a record. Apple released the iPhone 12 a bit later in the year when compared with its previous device launches, nabbing more than $65 billion in the quarter. That topped the previous high of $61.58 billion in iPhone sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2018. Also Read: Apple CEO Tim Cook Defends Parler Shutdown: 'Free Speech and Incitement to Violence' Has No 'Intersection' “This quarter for Apple wouldn’t have been possible without the tireless and innovative work of every Apple team member worldwide,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We’re gratified by the enthusiastic customer response to the unmatched line of cutting-edge products that we delivered across a historic holiday season. We are also focused on how we can help the communities we’re a part of build back strongly and equitably, through efforts like our Racial Equity and Justice Initiative as well as our multi-year commitment to invest $350 billion throughout the United States.” “Our December quarter business performance was fueled by double-digit growth in each product category, which drove all-time revenue records in each of our geographic segments and an all-time high for our installed base of active devices,” said Luca Maestri, Apple’s CFO. “These results helped us generate record operating cash flow of $38.8 billion. We also returned over $30 billion to shareholders during the quarter as we maintain our target of reaching a net cash neutral position over time.” Executives will hold a conference call with analysts Wednesday afternoon at 5 p.m. ET. Read original story Apple Soars Past Wall Street Q1 Expectations Thanks to Record iPhone Sales At TheWrap
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Despite topping analysts’ sales and earnings expectations for the fifth time in its last six quarters, Facebook’s stock price took a small hit on Wednesday afternoon after the company warned in its Q4 financial report it’s facing “significant uncertainty” moving into 2021. From a financial standpoint, Facebook’s earnings per share of $3.88 easily beat Wall Street’s expectations of $3.24 EPS; the company’s $28.07 billion in Q4 revenue also topped estimates of $26.43 billion. Facebook added another 25 million daily active users during the holiday quarter, pushing the company to 1.845 billion DAUs overall, while its monthly users climbed from 2.74 billion to 2.97 billion. Facebook’s daily user base dropped from 196 million to 195 million in the U.S. and Canada — marking the second straight quarter the company lost domestic users. “We had a strong end to the year as people and businesses continued to use our services during these challenging times,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a statement. “I’m excited about our product roadmap for 2021 as we build new and meaningful ways to create economic opportunity, build community and help people just have fun.” Also Read: 'TheWrap-Up' Podcast: What Will a Biden Administration Mean for the Entertainment Industry? At the same time, CFO David Wehner’s note to investors struck a less enthusiastic tone, warning investors the company will “continue to face significant uncertainty” this year. In particular, Wehner warned changes to the iPhone’s operating system and the “evolving regulatory landscape” could negatively impact Facebook’s ad business. The comment comes as Facebook faces an antitrust lawsuit brought by the FTC over its acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp several years ago. “We believe our business has benefited from two broad economic trends playing out during the pandemic,” Wehner explained. “The first is the ongoing shift towards online commerce. The second is the shift in consumer demand towards products and away from services. We believe these shifts provided a tailwind to our advertising business in the second half of 2020 given our strength in product verticals sold via online commerce and our lower exposure to service verticals like travel. Looking forward, a moderation or reversal in one or both of these trends could serve as a headwind to our advertising revenue growth.” He added: “In the first half of 2021, we will be lapping a period of growth that was negatively impacted by reduced advertising demand during the early stages of the pandemic. As a result, we expect year-over-year growth rates in total revenue to remain stable or modestly accelerate sequentially in the first and second quarters of 2021. In the second half of the year, we will lap periods of increasingly strong growth, which will significantly pressure year over-year growth rates.” Investors didn’t seem to love the report at first blush, with Facebook shares dropping 2% in after-hours trading to $267.50 per share. Another key point from Facebook’s Q4 report: The company’s board recently authorized a stock buyback up to $25 billion. Also Read: Facebook's 'Oversight Board' Will Determine Trump's Fate on the Platform Facebook’s earnings come a few weeks after the company “indefinitely” suspended former President Donald Trump, following the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 by scores of his supporters. “Over the last several years, we have allowed President Trump to use our platform consistent with our own rules, at times removing content or labeling his posts when they violate our policies,” Zuckerberg wrote at the time. “We did this because we believe that the public has a right to the broadest possible access to political speech, even controversial speech. But the current context is now fundamentally different, involving use of our platform to incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government.” Trump’s future on Facebook and Instagram is now in the hands of Facebook’s “oversight board,” which will make a decision on whether or not he can regain access to his accounts. More to come… Read original story Facebook’s Stock Slides Despite $28 Billion in Q4 Sales Due to Forecast of ‘Significant Uncertainty’ At TheWrap
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The coronavirus has killed more than 425,000 Americans and wounded many more. We'll never return to pre-pandemic normal. But how about normal-ish? When can we go to a baseball game or out to eat without worrying about death around every corner? Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical advisor to the President and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has a stock answer for that: "Fall," he has said, always adding that it depends on the number of people who get vaccinated. However, one noted former Harvard professor is less optimistic. Read on to hear when he thinks things will actually return to normal—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. "It's Not Realistic" That Things Will be Normal in the FallDr. William A. Haseltine, a former professor at Harvard Medical School who is known for his groundbreaking work on HIV/AIDS and the human genome, spoke during an online program organized by Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College."Do you think this is realistic?" asked the moderator about Fauci's fall prediction."It's not realistic," said Dr. Haseltine. "This thing is going to come bouncing back in some form in the fall, and it's going to make us worried. And there are going to be variants that escape our drugs and our vaccines, just like there is with the flu." "Is it going to be worse than the flu?" he continued. "Maybe a bit worse than the flu? I would say steady state is kind of going to be like a really bad flu year. What we have to do is cope with it in different ways. We have to say, well, who's it really going to be killing—well, 40% of the people4pm. killed were in our nursing homes, assisted living. And another way to tackle this, which we haven't even begun to talk about is how we handle our elder population. They're very fragile and they're dying in massively disproportionate numbers. And so a solution may not be a vaccine as much as it is a better way to ensure the safety and care of our older population."So when might we get back to normal? More like 2022, he says.RELATED: If You Feel This, You May Have Already Had COVID, Says Dr. FauciHow to Stay Healthy Until Things are Back to NormalUntil we've reached herd immunity, follow the public health fundamentals and help end this surge, no matter where you live—wear a face mask, social distance, avoid large crowds, don't go indoors with people you're not sheltering with (especially in bars), practice good hand hygiene, get vaccinated when it becomes available to you, and to protect your life and the lives of others, don't visit any of these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.
20th Television executive Reena Singh has been named senior vice president of development and current series at Disney Branded Television, the group announced Wednesday. In the newly created role, Singh will lead live-action development and current series teams for the division. She will report to Ayo Davis, who was named executive vice president of creative development and strategy in November. Singh’s direct reports are Jonas Agin, vice president of development, and Kory Lunsford, vice president of current series. Also Read: ABC's Ayo Davis Named EVP, Creative Development and Strategy at Disney Branded Television Singh most recently served as senior vice president of current programming for 20th Television, a position she held since 2015. She is also a veteran of Disney’s cable division, having served as director of development at Disney Channel from 2005-2010, working on titles like “High School Musical” and “Camp Rock.” Singh’s career also includes past positions at USA Network, UCP, ABC Entertainment and ABC News. Read original story Reena Singh Named SVP, Development and Current Series at Disney Branded Television At TheWrap