The Late Late Show with James Corden has been nominated for four 2016 Emmys. The show and the host deserve that and more. Corden is a delightful, talented and warm host whose personality shines through. He actually seems like he is having the best time of his life. As a viewer, I enjoy watching him as well as his guests have so much fun.
I saw James Corden several times in Beverly Hills. The first time at the Montage Hotel, the second time with Justin Bieber riding shotgun as they were doing Carpool Karaoke and most recently when musical legend Prince died. It was during then that I said to James that he deserved an Emmy:
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WME – the William Morris Endeavor is a Talent Agency whereas IMG- is a Global Fashion (including Top Models), Event Planning & Sports Management Company. The two merged in 2014. The leaders behind the rocket ship known as WME-IMG are co-CEOs Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell. If your a fan of ‘ENTOURAGE’, the character Ari Gold played by Jeremy Piven is based on Ari Emanuel.
This is what I believe WME-IMG will bring to the UFC Brand:
Connections- WME Is one of the biggest agencies in the world.
They have some of the highest grossing talent (directors, composers, writers, producers. Actors/Actresses) in the history of entertainment
They have major Star Power- with top clients comes cross promotions in Film, TV, Radio, Fashion, Sports, Digital & Print media
Power People Answer Their Phone Calls – Big Deals Get done (especially when you have friends and family in high places Ari Emanuel’s brother Rahm is the mayor of Chicago and before that he was The White House Chief of Staff for President Barack Obama
They have a partnership with a Silicon Valley private equity firm – so they are on the forefront of new technology integration
Ari & Patrick are very aggressive at taking risks
They know EVERY ONE who is Any One
They are masters of packaging deals from the top to the bottom
Emanuel and Whitesell understand multi-level licensing/marketing/branding and they are always looking for more opportunities to bring in more money
WME-IMG see the growth capacity of Asia (including India)
China will be a huge market for business development in ever expanding and diverse markets. An example: there is the rumor that the reason Playboy stopped nudity in their magazine is because of China’s anti-pornography laws
The above are just a few reasons why WME-IMG will be more adept owners of the UFC.
One thing I am quite certain is that Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell will hire a proper sound engineer for all UFC press conferences/events and their production team will make sure top of the line microphones/speakers/equipment will be mandatory.
I see the UFC under the direction of WME-IMG being run a lot tighter and more professional from the top down. Lastly, I think they will kick the Reebok deal to the curb as soon as the contract is over.
I appreciate people who care about customers and business owners who know how to run their business. It astounds me how many forget that Beverly Hills is a Brand in itself.
With the name and location, there is an air – an expectation of world class service and excellence. So here is KAT TALES TV first list of Fantastic BEVERLY HILLS Businesses that I personally recommend and that I give REPEAT Business.
“Excellent Staff, Fantastic Shoes & Have Excellent Selections! I Love Euro Comfort Shoes! I’ve purchased several pairs of shoes here and I require great shoes since I’m on my feet all day.” – KAT of KAT TALES TV
Honey Child it is HOT out there and nothing feels better in your tummy than some nice creamy yogurt. The price is not for the faint at heart but Darling, You are Worth It! Lots of toppings. Try the Hemp seeds they are wonderful and they often have a new flavor to try out.
Go Greek is a few stores away from Beverly Hills Euro Comfort shoes so next time your in Beverly Hills, check out both great places!
Multi-talented Lady Gaga is single after a 5 year relationship with ‘Chicago Fire’ star Taylor Kinney. The busy schedule of the successful performers might have been too much to make their engagement work. The pair were rumored to have difficulty pinning down a wedding date.
Meanwhile the latest rumor is that Lady Gaga might be performing for Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention with Lenny Kravitz in Philadelphia.
So I’m sitting at a restaurant enjoying food and conversation with friends when I see Dana White on the TV screen endorsing Donald Trump after Trump won the Republican Nomination for the Presidency of the United States. I had to take a picture of the surreal moment. I noticed that casual Dana White who is normally wearing t-shirts while doing UFC press conferences, had thrown on a suit jacket with a dress shirt and no tie. White was keeping it classy.
I couldn’t hear what he was saying because the TV was turned down low and partially due to me yelling out loud. Although I was sober I was losing my composure watching the RNC spectacle. The musical group R.E.M. said it best, “Its the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine”.
It makes sense Dana White would endorse Trump both men support non union workers. Both men have had a recent surge in their bank accounts and social prominence or should I say dominance.
Just a few months ago I saw Dana White in Beverly Hills during the finale of DWTS and while the Conor McGregor being pulled from UFC 200 was at the height of the controversy.
Today I met basketball star and currently a free agent David Lee. There is a rumor that he might be traded (back) to the Golden State Warriors, go to the San Antonio Spurs, the Dallas Mavericks or some other team that needs a 6’9″ power forward.
While he was leaving lunch he was tagged teamed with a flurry of questions. Lee answered with the adeptness of a power forward and the slyness of a candidate running for office.
If you are planning to visit or shop in Beverly Hills, you must enjoy the sculptures of the late Surrealist Artist Salvador Dali. Where else but Beverly Hills would you find such art displayed on the street?