Brian Burns / November 27,2022

Nearly 20 Years After Love Actually, Hugh Grant Still Hates That Dance Scene, But Admits To Making A ‘Genius’ Addition



Love Actually has become a holiday viewing tradition for many and stands as one of the greatest romantic comedies of all time, thanks to its ensemble cast, multiple interconnecting storylines, and eternally quotable dialogue. There’s one scene that lives in infamy probably more than any other, however, and that’s the one where David the Prime Minister celebrates his verbal bashing of the US president with an impromptu dance party. It turns out that Hugh Grant hated that scene — a fact that stands true as the beloved movie it set to celebrate its 20-year anniversary. The actor will, however, take credit for one “genius” addition to the number.

Hugh Grant was one of several Love Actually actors who spoke with Diane Sawyer for The Laughter & Secrets of Love Actually: 20 Years Later. The actor’s grumpiness was well-documented by writer and director Richard Curtis, co-star Emma Thompson, and even Grant himself, particularly when it came to that dance. Grant told Sawyer: 


Hugh Grant has had 20 years to ruminate on the popular dance number to “Jump” by The Pointer Sisters, which his character broke into after publicly dismantling Billy Bob Thornton’s United States president. It’s obvious from the way Grant can immediately point out the scene’s flaws that he’s given it some thought over the past two decades. At least there’s one part of the scene he can take pride in, and he definitely should, because the Prime Minister being caught in the middle of his celebration is such a classic moment.

That doesn’t make his overall feelings about it any warmer, as he said on the ABC special:

Brian Burns / November 27,2022

Game Developers Find Their “Superpower” with Xbox Game Studios Game Camp


Xbox Game Studios Game Camp was founded in 2020 on the belief that extraordinary talent resides everywhere. The goal of the program is to enable people from traditionally marginalized communities and non-traditional backgrounds to realize their potential in the gaming industry and grow thriving games communities and industries in places all over the world.

In this Q&A series, we aim to highlight the stories of Game Camp Alumni with unique game creation journeys. Today, we will be chatting with the CEO & Creative Director of LemonJuice Game Studio Austin-Taylor Caldwell, about his experience at Game Camp and his current project, Beyond the Nightlight, a 3D horror adventure game that sheds light on mental health and addiction.

Tell us about yourself (if applicable: your team and the game you’re working on)?

My name is Austin-Taylor Caldwell. Like most other individuals in the gaming industry, I grew up playing video games. However, to think about making a career in gaming was laughable to me from a young age. I was raised in the poorest county in my state where resources and connections to the tech industry were extremely far and few. Fast forward to 2020, I decided to jump into the deep end and founded LemonJuice Game Studio to make cinematic games within the horror genre. From solo development to Game Camp, LemonJuice now stands at 20 members who are working closely together on our current title, Beyond the Nightlight. It is a 3D horror adventure game that centers around mental health and addiction in hopes to shine light on the topic and potentially help those struggling with these illnesses every day.

Brian Burns / November 26,2022

Capital Management Options For Aristocrat Leisure – Marketscreener.com

Capital Management Options For Aristocrat Leisure – Marketscreener.com

Brokers remain mostly buy-rated on Aristocrat Leisure following first quarter results that largely met consensus expectations.
-First quarter revenue and profit for Aristocrat Leisure meet consensus forecasts 
–Americas gaming outperformed, A&NZ Gaming flat
-Macquarie expects higher costs will unwind
-Potential capital management upside?
-iGaming set for US launch in early 2023

Brian Burns / November 22,2022

FAR FROM HOME – FORM Dance Projects


Bringing Alleyne Dance’s dynamism, powerhouse style to the stage, Far From Home is a hard hitting, atmospheric, abstract narrative dance production exploring the topic of immigration.

Performed by 6 professional dance artists and a supporting cast of non-professional movers recruited from the local community, the performance ensemble highlights the emotional and mental stresses of migrant families, as well as the impact on communities where migrants “settle”, as we unpick the meaning of tolerance and practice of integration.

Far From Home has been co-commissioned by The Place, Dance City Newcastle, Dance East and Dampfzentrale Bern with support from the Arts Council England National Lottery Projects Grant.


March 16-18, 2023 8PM
March 17, 2023 12.30PM and 7PM

Dance Bites Tickets: $25 – $42*
*Booking fees apply


For students years 9-12

Learn the Repertoire, See the Show offers dance students an opportunity to learn and experience the Alleyne sisters’ fast paced and dynamic movement technique inspired and developed from working with the likes of Akram Khan, Retina Dance Company and Ultima Vez. After the workshop, students will see a matinee performance and participate in a post-show Q&A with the artistic team.

Brian Burns / November 18,2022

What’s Next for The Frankie Shop

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    On Crosby Street in Manhattan’s Soho neighborhood, shoppers have long lined up to purchase pleated corduroys and cortados at cult menswear label Aimé Leon Dore. But lately, there’s been a similarly-sized queue outside the store next door, as consumers gather to buy monochrome basics and oversized blazers at womenswear label The Frankie Shop’s newest pop-up store.

    Founded in New York’s Lower East Side by ex-journalist Gaëlle Drevet in 2014, The Frankie Shop has quietly built a small empire of utilitarian women’s apparel. The brand’s hero products, which include quilted jackets, monochrome tracksuits, oversized blazers, T-shirts, and cargo pants, are frequently seen on Instagram influencers alongside the hashtag “Frankie Girl.” Even more impressive is that though the brand is an influencer favourite with a wide presence across social media — a million followers on Instagram alone — Drevet rarely does paid partnerships or collaborations.

    That may be in part because of her understanding of what influencers will want to wear a season or two down the line from runways and social media trends.

    “I’m on my phone a lot checking people and being influenced as well,” she said. The brand’s best-selling Eva T-shirt, for instance, is named after influencer Eva Smyrniotaki after a discussion between the two about the perfect shirt.

Brian Burns / November 14,2022

30 best white elephant gift ideas of 2022


It’s that time of year again, and while you’ve spent hours planning what to get your family and friends for the holidays, you’re still not sure what to get for that white elephant exchange you’re invited to. But that’s okay, because to help you out we’ve put together a list of useful and hilarious gifts that are sure to be the hottest commodity at your exchange.

The white elephant exchange is a time-honored tradition where you trade and swap presents that most of the time end up sitting in the back of your closet anyway. Everyone wants to bring funny gag gifts, but if you’ve been the person who ends up going home with a whoopee cushion, you’ll know that those funny gifts lose their appeal after the drive home.

To help you find the perfect gift that strikes that balance of funny and useful, we’ve rounded up our favorite white elephant gift ideas under $25 and under $50. Need more ideas? Check out our favorite practical gifts, gift ideas for men, gift ideas for women, Amazon gifts and more gifts under $25.

Brian Burns / November 12,2022

Emily Ratajkowski’s relationship historical past as mannequin reportedly seeing Pete Davidson

  • Emily Ratajkowski’s relationship historical past explored
  • Sebastian Bear-McClard
  • Jeff Magid
  • Andrew Dryden
  • According to PEOPLE, the mannequin and Pete Davidson are reportedly an merchandise nonetheless who has she been linked to beforehand? Let’s uncover Emily Ratajkowski’sdating historical past.

    “Pete and Emily have been talking for a couple months now,” an insider fully toldUs. “They’re in the very early stages, but both really like each other.”

    This comes after the pair have been seen holding palms in Brooklyn, New York merely months after the SNL star break up from Kim Kardashian.

    Right now, neither of them has addressed the relationship experiences. HITC and GRV Media have reached out to Emily and Pete for comment.

    Read on to see the mannequin’s relationship historical past…

    Emily Ratajkowski’s relationship historical past explored

    Sebastian Bear-McClard

    The 28-year-old’s most well-known relationship was collectively together with her husband of 4 years Sebastian Bear-McClard.

    He is an actor who has been in a wide range of movement photos along with Uncut Gems (2019), Good Time (2017), and Bodies Bodies Bodies (2022), his IMDb profile reveals.

    They have been first seen collectively on Valentine’s Day 2018 and the actor proposed within the an identical month. Then, they purchased married in February 2018 too.

Brian Burns / November 10,2022

I’ve Tried 100s of Lipsticks—These Are the Best 9 For Party Season

I’ve Tried 100s of Lipsticks—These Are the Best 9 For Party Season

I’ve Tried 100s of Lipsticks—These Are the Best 9 For Party Season

Even as a beauty editor, I am often stuck in my ways when it comes to my make-up. Whether it’s a day at the office, date night, a work event or an impromptu trip to the pub, it’s almost as if I go into autopilot, applying the same look time and time again. First up, my trusty flick with a brown kohl liner (a game changer by the way), then a slick of mascara, a foundation mixed with some kind of glow cream, a bit of bronzer, cream blusher, powder, a lip gloss and I’m away. And yes, I always do my eyes first and yes a lot of people find it weird.

When this time of year comes around, however, it’s as if the inner Ru Paul in me awakens and I want it all going on at once. Glitter eyeshadow? All over it. Fake lashes? I’ll take a full and fluttery corner set, please. Oh, and while you’re at it, you wouldn’t mind sticking on a few rhinestones? Anywhere will do.


But my favourite beauty product for party season, without a doubt, is an amazing lipstick. Whether it’s a bright red, hot pink or a glitter extravaganza, there’s just something about a lipstick that can really compliment a festive getup and add a sprinkle of extra to the vibe you’re going for. 

Brian Burns / November 10,2022

SNL’s Fox News cold open poke fun at media’s attempt to dump Trump following dismal midterms

SNL’s Fox News cold open poke fun at media’s attempt to dump Trump following dismal midterms

Saturday Night Live poked fun at the midterm elections and the urge by some conservative news media to ‘dump Trump’ in the aftermath, during the show’s cold open.

The scene opened on the set of Fox & Friends with cast members Heidi Gardner as Ainsley Earhardt, Mikey Day as Steve Doocy joined by Bowen Yang playing Brian Kilmeade. 

The question asked by SNL’s Fox News echoed that of real world news media: ‘What happened to that red wave?’ Day pondered.

Just as in the real world,  Fox News and other Rupert Murdoch-owned media and publications have dumped Trump. SNL’s Fox appeared to do the same while holding up some Trump-critical newspapers.

Cecily Strong then returned as far-right Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, appearing on camera in a soft focus – similar to her real-life on-screen appearances. 



SNL’s Fox News cold open poke fun at media’s attempt to dump Trump following dismal midterms

SNL opened on the set of Fox & Friends with cast members Heidi Gardner as Ainsley Earhardt, Mikey Day as Steve Doocy joined by Bowen Yang playing Brian Kilmeade

Brian Burns / November 08,2022

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