Monthly Archives: January 2017

Actor Alan Thicke Dies at the Age of 69

Hollywood has lost an icon of the 1980s. Actor Alan Thicke has passed away at the age of 69. Originally from Canada, Thicke first got into show business as the host of “The Alan Thicke Show” in the early 1980s. He then made his way to Hollywood where he would achieve his greatest fame. He played Dr. Jason Seaver on the ABC sitcom “Growing Pains” from 1984 to 1992. The show was a smash hit and made Thicke one of the most beloved dads in American TV history.

 

Thicke died after suffering a heart attack when he was playing hockey with Carter, his 19-year-old son. Thicke is also the father of musician Robin Thicke. Robin’s song “Blurred Lines” was a major international hit. Robin has said to several media outlets that his father was the nicest man he had ever known. The outpouring from people who Thicke had worked with has been truly overwhelming. This is a testament to how much Alan was liked in the show business community.

 

Alan was still acting on a regular basis. He was featured in the “Fuller House” second season on Netflix. He also made an appearance on the hit drama “This Is Us” on NBC. Thicke was known for being a very easy person to work with. He could take direction easily and did not bring a lot of the drama with him that is associated with today’s big stars. Thicke was on his third marriage and is survived by three children who are all adults.

The Greyhound Diaries; Unique Aspects About Them

While there are other ways of expressing oneself, music is definitely an equally ideal method. Greyhound Diaries shares the tussles that most travelers encounter by use of songs and poems. The author traversed across America on Greyhound in order to find out the challenges faced by the deprived people living among them. Being artistic in nature, the author is able to raise such issues in such a matchless and sensational way.

 

 

Information AboutDoug Levitt and his Motivation inArt

 

 

Levitt is a son to former D.C Council member and he grew up right in D.C. When he developed an urge to become an artiste, he concluded that hitting the road would be his way of unearthing the hidden situations in the American society. He observed the immense levels of poverty and found songs and poems to be an ideal way of addressing the calamity. While at it he also touched on his story hoping that it would encourage others to get into the limelight and share theirs too.

 

 

Although growing up in D.C was not a smooth ride, Doug appreciates the diversity upon which he was exposed. He attended public schools where he participated in sports and also sang in the choir. He got molded into the strong person he is. While at it, Doug also gathered the audacity to be away from home and drive in the greyhound buses to share experiences with other people who could not afford to drive.

 

 

Discoveries Doug Levitt Made While Away From Home

 

Doug Levitt confesses that he experienced highly accentuated commonality. While travelling in the bus, he discovered that people look out for what they have in common, even while they have loads of diverse strengths to celebrate. In the same way, he discovered too much tendency to dwell on the major cities. While there are several other tiny cities that could be made terminals, Greyhound, which serves 2200 destinations across America still leaves out so many small towns.

 

 

Conclusion

 

 

Doug had so much to learn from his parents. His mother who was a liberal republican helped him develop a wider lens through which to view things. Thanks to Greyhound buses, he has a lot to share concerning myriad of experiences that people go through in an effort to make ends meet.

Don Ressler and Adam Goldenberg Invest in Quality Fashion Intelligent Beauty

 

 

 

Don Ressler and Adam Goldenberg are not only entrepreneurs but also, successful investors who have conquered the fashion industry. Don Ressler started off as a businessman when he established Fitnessheaven.Com. In 2011, the firm was bought by Intermix Media. Don merged with Adam Goldenberg who was the then Chief Operating Officer of Alena Media at 19 years old. Although the company made over millions, News Corp purchased it in 2005. Adam and Don were left out of the profit sharing business hence their decision to quit the business and form their company. Having known that they had excellent marketing skills especially online, they formed an advertising agency. The two held a meeting with the former team of Alena and developed strategies for the success of the company. Adam’s living room was their office. Brand Ideas was the name of the enterprise, but after two weeks, it became Intelligent Beauty.

 

 

DERMSTORE

 

 

Intelligent Beauty traded and harvested enough profits to form another company called DERMSTORE. DERMSTORE was a skincare cosmetics shop which offered its services online. Two years after its formation, it gave life to SENSA, a weight loss system. SENSA employed Dr. Alan Hirsch who was in charge of product development. The two companies never released profit statements though they made so much according to the growth reports. In 2008, the firm received a donation of $43 million from Crossover Ventures, a technology company.

 

 

JustFab

 

 

Having launched two companies from its commencement, Intelligent Beauty founded JustFab in 2010.JustFab accepted a donation of $33 million from Matrix Partners, which Don Ressler negotiated. Joining the team as President of the company as well as Creative Director was Kimora Lee Simmons. By December of the same year of formation, the company had registered four million people. In April 2012, JustFab announced its six million membership mark. Adam and Don Ressler raised another round of funding leading them to secure $76 million. The amount was generated from Rho Ventures, Crossover Ventures and Matrix Partners.

 

 

Fabletics

 

 

Don Ressler and Adam Goldenberg discovered that through the success of JustFab in the first two years of operation, the firm started poaching investors hence its expansion in new markets. Since most of their clients were parents, JustFab invested in Fabkids in 2013. It also purchased European Online Fashion site called The Fab Shoes. End of 2013 marked a huge success for JustFab in Europe as it had acquired 3 million members. In October the same year, JustFab generated Fabletics. This marked the beginning of a high-quality athletic wear portal co-founded by Kate Hudson. The line focuses on providing athletic wear in all sizes for a healthier and comfortable lifestyle.

 

ApparelNews covers more about the brand Don Ressler and Adam Goldenberg are trying to build on their news tag page here: https://www.apparelnews.net/news/2016/sep/05/new-sizes-fab-justfab/

Cowboys Plan to Keep Rookie Dak Prescott as Their QB

The Cowboys suffered their second loss of the season when they fell to the New York Giants. The offense was nowhere to be found, and a lot of the blame has been put on rookie QB Dak Prescott. However, reports now indicate that the team is planning to stay with the rookie under center, rather than starting Tony Romo.

 

Prescott’s rise has been well documented. A mid-round pick who was passed on by every team multiple times, he was never intended to start. Then Romo, one of the highest-paid QBs in the NFL, got hurt in the preseason. Prescott came in, lost the first game — again to the Giants — and then won the next 11 straight.

 

The controversy is that Romo is sitting on the bench. He’s healthy again and it means the Cowboys have a ton of money tied up in a player who is essentially a backup. There has been talk that they could go back to Romo if Prescott starts to look like a rookie.

 

That being said, as long as the Cowboys were rolling off the wins, they weren’t going to change anything. You don’t make a move when the team has the best record in the NFL. The team still isn’t going to make the switch now, since they don’t want to overreact to one loss. They think Prescott can get back to winning and be ready for the playoffs.

 

This will absolutely be worth watching, though, if the Cowboys lose another game this weekend. They play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.