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Professional bull-riding. The roughest, most dangerous, most grueling competitive sport. Life or death … victory or defeat … decided atop a 2,000 pound bull in 8 Seconds. This riveting drama based on the life of Rodeo World Champion Lane Frost (Luke Perry — TV's "John From Cincinnati," TV's "Beverly Hills, 90210") tells the story of his dreams, ambition, perseverance, and sacrifice that lead to an Oklahoma boy's meteoric rise to fame as a champion bull-rider before his rough and tumble life is tragically cut short. To stay atop a bucking bull, holding on with just one hand, takes equal parts skill, courage, luck and determination from those willing to risk all for the ultimate thrill in 8 Seconds. Co-starring Stephen Baldwin ("The Usual Suspects," "The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas") and Emmy Award-nominee Cynthia Geary (TV's "Northern Exposure," "Smoke Signals").

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Cejudo stops Dillashaw in 32 seconds, keeps title

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Randall "Memphis" Raines long ago abandoned his life of crime, but after an ominous visit from an old friend, he finds he has no choice but to return to what he does best – stealing cars – in order to save his brother's life. It all comes down to one night, 50 cars and a contract. A true automobile aficionado, Memphis has a burning passion for cars. Fuel-injected, high-performance, v-8, v-12, turbo-charged, loaded or stripped to the bare essentials, he knows and loves every nut and bolt, every gleaming piece of chrome. Memphis is a car thief of legendary proportion. No fancy lock or alarm can stop him; your car will be there and gone in 60 seconds. For years, Memphis eluded the law while boosting every make and model imaginable, with the exception of one elusive car, his beloved Eleanor, a 1967 Shelby Mustang GT 500. When the heat became too intense, he left everything and everyone he loved to find a different life. But when his kid brother tries to follow in his footsteps only to become dangerously embroiled in a high-stakes caper, Memphis is sucked back into his old life, tearing up the streets for one last death-defying heist.

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Sounds Good Feels Good – 5 Seconds of Summer

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Ronda Rousey Defeats Bethe Correia By Knockout In 34 Seconds

34 seconds and good night. That was all the time it took for UFC star Ronda Rousey to knockout Brazilian opponent Bethe C0rreia in the highly-anticipated UFC 190 title fight. 

Rousey is now another step closer to a perfect career, after claiming her sixth UFC title.

 

As the American ace is wont to do, she dispatched the trash-talking Correia (9-1) in the first round. But in a departure from her norm, Rousey finished her with punches, rather than her signature armbar.

It was a Rousey right that hit the lights for Correia. 

 The women’s bantamweight title bout was the main event during Saturday’s event in Rio de Janeiro, and Rousey’s first fight outside of the U.S. Packing a heavy quiver of advantages, the heavily-favorited American handed Correia her first loss in stunning fashion. Rousey moved in fast, landing several punches, and then some uppercuts, driving Correia into the cage. Then came the right.

“Instead of forcing a clinch, I planned to overwhelm her striking first so she would want to clinch,” Rousey said after the fight. “And that’s exactly what happened.”

As if Rousey’s 12-0 career record wasn’t impressive enough, the ferocity of her fighting lays to rest any question of why she is the UFC’s biggest star. All but one of her 12 fights ended in the first round, and nine lasted less than a minute. She took down Alexis Davis in 16 seconds, and in February defeated Cat Zingano by submission in 14 seconds in addition to the 34 needed to knockout Correia.

 She is stronger, bigger, quicker, and next to deadly if she breaks out her signature armbar when the fight goes to the mat. But she didn’t even need the armbar Saturday. 

 Correia, 32, is by no means a fighter without her own merits. She earned the shot at the title by beating two of Rousey’s training partners, Jessamyn Duke and Shayna Baszler. Nicknamed “Pitbull,” Correia is an aggressive boxer known for her striking strength. But she hasn’t shown as much skill grappling and when fighting off her feet. On Saturday, those deficits kept her from making it past the first round.

Rousey, 28, roared into the bout in Brazil, fueled for battle after Correia appeared to reference Rousey’s father’s suicide during a spat of trash-talk. Rousey was seeing red. “Here’s pretty much the plan: I’m going to beat up Bethe,” she said. Purposefully chosing to have the fight in Correia’s backyard, she claimed she would “embarrass” the Brazilian.

Hours after the death of Hall of Fame wrestler “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Rousey dedicated her fight to the man who gave her the same nickname.  ”This one’s for you Roddy…” she posted on Instagram.

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Rousey delivered on her promise in Rio.

Another title to her name is sure to only brighter Rousey’s star. A 2008 Olympic bronze medalist in judo, she has become a pop icon, showing up on magazine covers, television shows and movies. Rousey advocates for women to confront issues with body image, while brushing aside comments that she looks too “masculine.” Unbeaten in the cage and with a personality of gold, she won the “Best Fighter” award at the ESPYS. Holding the trophy, she took a jab at fellow fighter and known domestic abuser Floyd Mayweather Jr., after he slighted her by saying he didn’t know of her.

“I wonder how Floyd feels being beat by a woman for once; I’d like to see him pretend to not know who I am now,” Rousey said.

In addition to the main card Rousey-Correia fight, UFC 190 featured renowned Brazilian fighters Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, along with other bouts. For a full list, visit MMAJunkie.

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Speed Makeup in 30 Seconds: 2 Perfect Beauty Kits for the Weekend

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Whether you’re sitting alfresco for lunch at Sant Ambroeus or en route to drinks at Santina on a hot summer evening, there’s nothing worse than feeling your creamy blush and not-so-waterproof mascara melt down your face. The sheer thought of a 95-degree day is reason enough to go natural this summer. But don’t fret, it is possible to look completely refreshed upon arrival.

Of course, what you need in your on-the-go arsenal depends on whether it’s night or day. That’s why we’ve put together two different kits: One that’s the ultimate humidity-proof arsenal to have in your bag for a Saturday afternoon in the city; and another stocked with the perfect edit of products for impromptu late-night drinks. From Beautyblender’s new magical blotting cushions (perfect for smoothing out melted foundation) and Guerlain’s inky khol (a little extra black eyeliner never hurt anyone) to the prettiest hair band for fastening your ends into a neat knot, we’ve put together eight transformative solutions to take you from hot mess to calm, cool, and collected in a few seconds.

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CHICAGO—Racking his brain to come up with what he felt were the most natural and appropriate reactions, local man Jeff Stadler was reportedly forced to come up with 45 seconds’ worth of varied facial expressions Friday as his server at Superior Seafood Grill listed off the restaurant’s daily specials. “We have a seared yellowfin tuna, which is served on a bed of fresh micro greens with a wasabi vinaigrette, as well as a pappardelle pasta with salmon and roasted asparagus,” said Stadler’s waitress, while the 36-year-old financial analyst strung together a series of half-smiles, raised eyebrows, and thoughtful looks that he believed were suitable for each of the establishment’s featured entrées and sides. “And all of the specials have the option of being accompanied by a garden salad or the soup du jour, which is a lobster bisque.” At press time, sources confirmed that a depleted …





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7 Seasons of Mad Men in 36 Seconds

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Mad Men ended tonight in keeping with the spirit of the series and the mini-film that introduced it. Not with a suicide, but with a raft of characters’ life shifts with unknown possibilities. Seven seasons ago, if you’d looked closely at the series’ 36-second opening title sequence, ushering audiences into the glossy, but conflicted world of ’60s Madison Avenue, you’d have known how it all ended — more or less.

The title sequence for Mad Men that has opened the AMC series since it’s 2007 debut is rife with symbolism. Art pundits and superfans alike have imbued the series opener with silhouetted Don Draper’s existential spiraling loss of control. But no one except Matthew Weiner, Mad Men‘s creator and the steward of its story world, characters, and plot, knew that the title sequence foreshadowed the series’ entire story arc across seven seasons.

In the iconic opener, viewers see the back of the enigmatic ad man enter an office building and, as that world crumbles, watch him plummet from the skyscraper. Seen from multiple POVs, he falls past juxtaposed ads peddling the post WWII-American Dream — alcohol, beautiful women, and wholesome family life. All this represents Draper’s metaphorical crises of confidence and authenticity, played out season after season, relationship after relationship, ad campaign after ad campaign.

Weiner even teased us with the possibility of Draper’s figurative fall from grace transforming into a literal fall to death in the antepenultimate episode, “Lost Horizons.” As he enters his new McCann Erickson skyscraper office for the first time, Draper pushes on the sealed window, trapped and uneasy. But Draper falling to his death is not the ending Weiner plotted for the ending seven years ago. “What I envisioned was vaguer, a feeling. The actual concrete version came to me about three or four years ago, and that’s exactly how we filmed it,” Weiner relayed to AP’s TV critic, Frazier Moore. Weiner added, “All I can say is, that we followed the rules of the show.”

And follow he did. When viewing the title sequence as a précis to the entire series’ themes and rules, we never see the protagonist hit the ground. Deep into the fall, as the silhouetted man hurdles directly into the viewer/camera, the fall stops and the shot resolves on the cypher of a seated man viewed from behind — reconstituted as an ersatz Humpty Dumpty. And that’s exactly what happened to Peggy Olson, Roger Sterling, Joan Holloway, and Don Draper in Mad Men‘s season finale. Peggy found love and respect right under her nose; Roger finally grew up; Joan let her true voice roar; and Don realized internal peace, which of course he segued into one of the world’s best ads of all time for Coca Cola, “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony).”

As the series drew to a close, we left all four sitting on that metaphorical couch, in charge of their own worlds. Fitting and in character.

If you watch the main title sequence one more time perhaps you can see the full arc of series and its characters in this brief 36 seconds.

For a behind-the-scenes reveal of the creation of Mad Men‘s opening title sequence, I interviewed Mark Gardener, the sequence’s co-creator and Imaginary Forces’ former creative director. Mad Men is one of several vibrant case studies in my upcoming book, Transmedia Marketing: From Film and TV to Games and Digital Media on transmedia storytelling and engagement for media and entertainment from Focal Press in the American Film Market® Presents book series. To follow is a sneak peek of that case study, “Mad Men — Branding the American Dream” from Transmedia Marketing (publishes June 2015):

The branding for the Emmy award-winning Mad Men, some of the most distinctive and stylized creative work in television, was not an accident — not if Matthew Weiner had anything to do with it. And Weiner’s artistic vision and attention to detail had a lot to do with it. Weiner had been incubating the series about the halcyon years of the post-WWII advertising industry for a very long time. In fact, it was Weiner’s 1999 Mad Men script that compelled David Chase to bring him on as a Sopranos writer. After the Sopranos ended in 2007, Weiner tenaciously pursued a network for the drama he believed in. To Weiner, the period in US history from the late 1950s through the early 1970s spoke volumes about past, present, and future life in the US. HBO and Showtime passed on it, but eventually he sold 13 episodes of Mad Men to AMC, a network with no successful original programming to date.

So in 2007, the untested period drama with unknown actors needed a brand and a look. Mad Men‘s creator Weiner had a clear vision, not only for what the series was about, but also how to communicate it. The series’ key theme was encapsulated into the credo of Don Draper, the series’ primary ad man, “Advertising is based on one thing: Happiness.” Mad Men was a reflection of an era that sold the American Dream, but Draper, as a stand-in for many other Americans, was confused by what that truly meant and how to genuinely find himself within that dream.

It was the irony of this man’s success at hawking happiness, while struggling to find a modicum of his own that Weiner wanted to communicate. That and the inner conflict of this Madison Avenue boys’ club, who were doting suburban family men on weekends, and hard-drinking, chain-smoking, and philandering rakes during the week.

Imaginary Forces’ creative directors Mark Gardner and Steve Fuller were tasked with creating an open that matched the series’ complexity and emotion and communicated its core themes. They had two amazing assets to work with: the series’ pilot and direct access to Weiner. Weiner wanted the title sequence to communicate two stories: the one that you see, and the real story that you only see in glimpses. And he didn’t want it to have a 1960s pastiche look, but rather to be placed firmly in the era. Gardner and Fuller sought a visual style representing the 1960s that was also contemporary. And they wanted to convey the dual life of a man who was both cool and sophisticated, but also out of control.

He essentially didn’t even know who he was and he was a conflicted character. We wanted to show everybody that on the surface he’s very in control, a very confident person, but is living a lie. And that’s something that’s obviously come out far more over the seasons, but was there even just in the pilot. And so we wanted to have something that got to that.
— Mark Gardner, creative director, SYPartners

Weiner presented the concept of a man walking into an office building, entering his office, placing down his suitcase, and jumping out the window. But of course, the title sequence story needed to be much more than that. The creative directors explored the loss of control that falling represents by gathering their favorite falling scenes from films. Saul Bass’ final title sequence for the film Casino and many Hitchcock films, including North by Northwest, inspired the creators.

We were trying to get at the heart of what the show was about in falling. It just seemed like this is something everyone recognizes. Everyone dreams about it. It’s a very powerful metaphor.
— Mark Gardner, creative director, SYPartners

And with the benefit of CGI (computer-generated imagery) they created a more modern, stylized look. They had the man fall into a chasm of false and conflicting advertising promises — from pantyhose and alcohol to wedding rings and families — abstractly and monochromatically depicted on the sides of skyscrapers. Rather than present the fall in a continuous CGI camera move, it looked like a real film shoot, as if there were cameras on the surrounding buildings creating a variety of shots — wide shots, medium shots, and telephoto lens shots.

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The multiple “camera” POVs of the falling man created in CGI.

In early creative rounds, the sequence was one continuous fall. But Weiner wanted something to set up the fall. So the creators created an abstract office world that shattered and led to his fall.

The clincher was how the man was depicted. The creative directors chose the power and mystery of a black and white silhouetted man, ostensibly Don Draper, shown first from behind as he entered an office, echoed in tight silhouetted shots of his foot and briefcase. The motif of the backside of inscrutable figures has penetrated culture — from the brooding photo of JFK during the Cuban Missile Crisis to the Following fan movie clip montage of people shot from behind on YouTube.

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Mad Men‘s Don Draper is a mysterious and conflicted silhouetted man.

And the title sequence resolved on a signature, seated silhouette of an enigmatic Draper, in control, holding a burning cigarette. The silhouette shot sealed the deal for Weiner when Imaginary Forces pitched their initial work to him, and it ended up carrying the series’ marketing materials.

It was that image of him from behind, sort of unknowable, but full of confidence and mystique that was the thing. He said, “That’s my show. You summed it up in one frame.”
— Mark Gardner, creative director, SYPartners

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The signature final silhouetted shot of Mad Men‘s title sequence, which drove the series’ branding and marketing materials.

The team developed three or four ideas, but it was clear to Weiner that the approach in the final title sequence was the best. But this sequence concept was chock full of problems for AMC and Lionsgate. First, they had concerns about associations of the falling man with photos of 9/11 victims jumping from the Twin Towers. And then there was the overt depiction of an indulgent, if not decadent, lifestyle.

I was witness to some of those conversations such as, “We can’t have someone falling out of a building. We can’t show someone with a cigarette in their hand. We can’t have references to alcohol,” which all are there in the title sequence. And Weiner said, “No, we need all of those in.” It’s quite inspiring to hear someone defend their project. You see how these things can get ruined by people insisting on compromising. And he just didn’t.
— Mark Gardner, creative director, SYPartners

In the end, the network and studio took a chance on Weiner’s singular vision and Gardner and Fuller’s unique expression of it. Silhouette Man’s reappearance, back in control, in the final frame, sold them on Falling Man. To bring the title sequence fully to life, Weiner chose “A Beautiful Mine,” a moody and evocative jazz arrangement by RJD2 as the open’s theme music. The song has a Hitchcockian quality, akin to Bernard Herrmann’s music. Its foreboding is realized with a major break in tone and tempo when the man’s world falls apart and he tumbles downward.

Mad Men‘s title sequence is a 36-second cryptic, dream sequence of a silhouetted man lost and trapped in the American dream that he peddles.

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If you were patiently waiting on your payday to get your hands on some Mayweather-Pacquiao tickets, sorry to tell you but you’re SOL.

The tickets that were reserved for the general public went on sale at 3 p.m. EST and by 3:01, they were gone.

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It took less than a minute for fans to snatch up all the available tickets on public sale to see Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao face off on May 2 at the MGM Grand after they were released at 3 p.m. ET on Thursday.

The swiftness of the public sale spoke to the impatience over the delay in available tickets and also to the excitement surrounding the fight, which promises to break every financial record associated with the sport.

“I’m sure people were lined up to order those tickets online and in the queues,” said Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum. “They couldn’t wait for the tickets to finally go on sale.”

After the fight was announced in late February, it took more than two months for the camps to come together and sign a site contract with the MGM in Las Vegas, where the fight will take place, allowing the tickets to be released.

The eagerness to buy tickets also likely spoke to the lack of tickets that were available.

Roughly 500 tickets were released on Thursday, ranging in face value from $ 1,500 to $ 7,500 for a venue with a seating capacity of just 16,700, with the MGM and the fighters controlling the rest of the allotment.

Even if the fight doesn’t live up to the hype, there’s no doubt in our mind that Black Twitter will hold it down.


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