If you haven’t been living under a rock for the past 20 years, chances are you know who Ryan Seacrest is. As a producer, TV host, and radio show personality, he’s been in the spotlight more times than one can count. Whether it was American Idol, Live with Kelly and Ryan, or any other of his appearances, his handsome looks have always helped him stand out. Ryan Seacrest wasn’t always this fit guy—he had his struggles with weight early in life.
As a child, host Ryan Seacrest was a chubby kid. He was so ashamed of his body that he used to keep his shirt on when going into the pool of the local swim club he was part of. He recalls having to shop in the husky section of department stores and even being teased about his weight several times during childhood. As he grew older he began to adopt a healthier lifestyle and by the time he was a young adult, the weight was gone. During this time he also began working on radio and TV and quickly realized he had to continue making tough food decisions under any circumstance.
It can be difficult to find healthy food in a studio, especially at odd times. To stay in shape, Ryan Seacrest usually finds himself bringing his own homemade lunch to work. Something he never forgets is being on the low end of confidence and then feeling the boost after his transformation; that memory remains one of his biggest daily motivations. He makes it a priority to work out on a daily basis and in his point of view; it’s like an appointment that he’s not allowed to miss. Among his favorite exercises are running, bike riding, and circuit workouts.
Celebrities sometimes appear to have been born with a perfect physique, but that’s not always the case. Ryan Seacrest has gone through his struggle like many of us, and he always looks amazing because he has devoted himself to it. He’s been known to often squeeze a set of push-ups or curls during commercial breaks. If that’s not dedication I don’t know what is. Aside from his foundation to help the needy, Ryan just recently launched his very own menswear – ryanseacrestdistinction.com.
If there was a rulebook for impersonating Michael Jackson, Sergio Cortes would be the one to write it. He has become someone that is able to put on an excellent show and entertain MJ fans, but a lot of it has to do with the systematic way that he approaches the whole process of impersonation. He has been able to rise above the standard that other Michael Jackson impersonators put in place because he is taking things to a whole new level.
The first hypothetical rule that Sergio Cortes appears to write on the walls to those that are planning to imitate Michael Jackson is realizing the importance of securing the right wardrobe. Sergio Cortes knows how to play the part because he has different costumes for different songs just as Michael Jackson did when he was on stage. This is very impressive because these are replica garments of the ones that Jackson wore when he performed some of his greatest hits like “Smooth Criminal “and “Thriller” for large numbers of screaming fans.
If Sergio Cortes planned to write a book a second rule might be too always study the dance moves of Michael Jackson and perfect the things that he did throughout the show. You want to take a look at the more than the moonwalk and duplicate the entire stage presence. Most fans may not perform as well as Jackson did but most people can imitate the moonwalk to some extent. The thing that makes imitating Michael Jackson complicated is being a see what all the other random movements that he did it while he was on stage. With someone that performed over two hours at a time there was a lot of movement. As a diehard Jackson fan impersonator Sergio Cortes has to do a lot of studying and check out lots of footage for concerts. He has to really get a firm grip on what Michael Jackson looks like doing an entire concert performance.
A third and final rule by Sergio Cortes might be for impersonators to simply think big. Sergio goes all out in the same way that Michael Jackson went all out for setting up stages for concerts. He has managed to duplicate the background dancers and provide live musicians for his performance. Sergio has also decided to go on tour. This is what separates him from many of the other amateur MJ imitators.
Michael Jackson fans tend to be very picky about who impersonates their idol, and rightfully so. With that said, Sergio Cortes has managed to garner praises from fans and non-fans alike. He is perhaps one of the best Michael Jackson impersonators you will ever see, if not the best Michael Jackson impersonator that you will ever see. He is so masterful at capturing the spirit of Michael Jackson in his performances that his fame has spread well beyond his native Mexico.
Sergio perfectly embodies MJ during the eighties and nineties, when the King of Pop’s worldwide fame was soaring. Sergio nails each aspect of impersonating Michael Jackson. His shows include all of the elements needed to transport you to a live Michael Jackson experience, including vocals, costumes, dancers, stage presence, body language, and stage lighting.
People don’t often bear a perfect resemblance to each other, must less to high profile celebrities. However, if you saw Sergio Cortes walking down the street, you would be forced to do a double take. His facial features and body type are so similar to Michael’s that one could be forgiven for believing that the King of Pop had come back to life.
Another important aspect to Michael Jackson’s performances were his costumes and wardrobe. When one sees a picture of Michael Jackson in a particular outfit, they know immediately which music video it came from. Sergio manages to get all of the details of each outfit right, thus adding to the realness of the experience.
Not only does Sergio look amazingly similar to MJ, but he also dances like him. MJ was well known for his crisp, creative dance moves. Sergio manages to pull off some of Michael’s most iconic dance numbers, including “They Don’t Care About Us” and “Black and White.” True fans of Michael Jackson know that he was a true perfectionist. Sergio certainly follows in his footsteps, as he doesn’t leave any detail to chance when putting on a live performance.
All in all, if you get the chance to see Sergio Cortes perform live as Michael Jackson, don’t miss it. His performances are a treat for anyone who has ever admired Michael Jackson’s music. You’re sure to have a memorable time with the King of Pop as impersonated by the unmatchable Sergio Cortes.
The Kings of Tampa are at it again with Magic Mikes theatrical return to the big screen. In what is being heralded as one of the biggest movies of the summer, “Magic Mike XXL”, picks back up three years after Mike left la vida loca at the top of his game. In this summers theatrical return there are some old familiar faces as well as some new cast members on board.
The Kings of Tampa are ready to leave stripping and move on, but before the Kings can leave the stage for good they are determined to give a farewell performance that people are sure to remember. The men make their way to Myrtle Beach where Mike Lane (Channing Tatum) will make an appearance for their final show. On the road, as the Kings prepare for retirement, they make some stops and come across a strong cast of eccentric characters.
One of the more pleasant surprises in the film is the strong list of female characters. Matt Bomer, who plays Ken in the film told Time Magazine that he sees the women in the film as as, “portrayed beautifully” three-dimensional characters.
In Magic Mike XXL the storyline is supported by a strong cast of women. Appearances from actresses such as Jada Pinkett Smith, Andie MacDowell, Elizabeth Banks, Rhoda Griffis, Raeden Greer, Jane McNeill, and Kimberley Drummond grace the film with fun and sometimes funny performances. Among the cast of eccentric female characters is Lauren, played by Crystal Hunt. Hunt is best known for her role on the CBS daytime soap Guiding Light, for which received a Daytime Emmy nomination in 2005.
Crystal had this to say about working on the film, “As an actress, it was an honor to be casted and work with such talented individuals… As a woman, it was actually an empowering role and the comradery among the females on set was apparent.”
Magic Mike XXL is currently in theaters but set to release on DVD October 6, 2015.
Because of the demand of gluten free food items and drinks in America, some of the known stores prepare to meet the demand. Pizza Hut will start selling gluten-free pizza from January 26 in its 2,400 branches.
Rival Domino’s has started selling gluten-free pizza in 2012 but that they do not guarantee full gluten-free pizza.
MillerCoors has also announced to release a new version of Coors Peak Copper Lager beer that will be fully gluten-free.
However, this will enter into the limited edition and regions available in only Portland and Seattle. Anheuser-Busch also started a gluten-free beer but didn’t expand its market.
Gluten-free food items are growing rapidly and it hits $4.2 billion in 2012 and will increase to 50% by the end of the 2014, according to the Packaged Facts Industry research firm.
In addition, girls are more likely to prefer gluten-free cookies than boy, according to the report.
Sultan Alhokair, thinks more and more companies are interested to start the trend of gluten-free foods in order to earn more cash.
Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, well-known around the world for their Quiverfull conservative Christian Protestant anti-abortion beliefs and a huge family created based on those beliefs — 19 children as of December 31, posted a picture of themselves kissing on their Facebook page in November after their daughter was criticized for posting a similar picture online with her husband. The couple asked their married Facebook fans to post images of kisses to show the world pics of happily married couples.
Many happily married members of the LGBT+ community posted kissing pics only to then watch the Duggars remove their images and block them from commenting, liking or sharing via the page. A Change.org petition was signed by tens of thousands in an attempt to get TLC to pull the Duggars’ reality TV show “19 Kids and Counting” from the network’s lineup
On December 30, the DailyMail.com noted that the Duggars’ public intolerance of gays doesn’t seem to be reflected in private life lives.
Michelle Duggars’ sister Evelyn Ruark is a lesbian who has been in a solid relationship with her partner Sharon Callahan for a long time.
On the other hand, she has hypocritically voiced anti-gay sentiments on Scribd and worked very actively against the passing of laws that would protect members of the LGBT+ community.
The Beatles are famous worldwide. They’ve certainly collected millions of fans like Dr Rod Ronrich over the years. The fact is that the Beatles are part of culture and history. It is impossible to listen to the radio without hearing at least one Beatles tune. However, Paul McCartney is still shocked about their amazing success. McCartney confessed that learning a few years ago that the Beatles were in history books literally shocked him. Landing in history books should not be shocking to such an amazing talent. His career is still flourishing and growing. Certainly, attracting the attention of a new generation. Read more here about his thoughts.
Universities and Colleges have created courses that are directed at learning the formula that led the Beatles and other groups of that era to success. McCartney shares that they simply loved the music that they played. They never thought about actually studying music formally. His belief is that studying popular music does not necessarily lead to success or developing talent.
Taylor Swift isn’t letting this amazing year go down without a party and why not? As stated by my friend Vijay Eswaran on Facebook, Taylor has singlehandedly owned 2014 and it’s clear that 2015 is looking pretty amazing for her as well, she’s been cleaning up the award shows, giving audiences everywhere jaw dropping live performances and most recently Taylor stole the show in this years Annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion show. Just when you think Taylor is gonna take the night off she pops up and puts on a show, and that’s exactly what she did this weekend at this years Jingle Ball.
While the party later made it’s way to Taylor’s apartmentshe kicked the party off at Z100’s Jingle Ball,Taylor looked amazing from head to toe in a red Reem Acra dress that looked like it was made just for her, and sexy Jimmy Choo heels. On stage Taylor wore a plaid pair of capris and a matching top.
After the show Taylor took the party to her house where she had a very intimate and very A-list birthday party complete with pizza,party hats, Beyonce and Justin Timberlake. What an awesome life! Taylor knows how to party.