"It Was the Hottest Oscar Night Party. What Happened?" That was the title of a New York Times story published Thursday. Beneath those bold letters were more than 2200 words written by reporters Katherine Rosman and Brooks Barnes detailing a buzzy narrative about the inner workings of Vanity Fair's iconic Oscar party, an A-list packed affair held every year during and following the Academy Awards. The story said that while the party has increased its partnership arrangements with brands like L’Oréal Paris, Giorgio Armani Beauty, Johnnie Walker, Hennessy X.O., and Verizon, it has, according to sources, lost its luster as the most exclusive stop on the Oscars party circuit. The reporting has now cost the New York Times an invite to Sunday's Vanity Fair party. Choire Sicha, editor of the New York Times Style section, was the first to reveal the news via tweet posted Friday afternoon. Per the tweet: "Just got word that Vanity Fair has disinvited The New York Times from … [Read more...] about N.Y. Times Reporter Disinvited to Vanity Fair Oscar Party Following Coverage
By Edmund Lee Published 6:09 pm PST, Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Viacom, the once-mighty cable giant behind pop culture confections like “Jersey Shore” and children’s fare like “Dora the Explorer,” is acquiring the streaming service PlutoTV for $340 million, the companies said Tuesday. This is Viacom’s most significant move into streaming, now the go-to strategy for media companies as more and more viewers forgo traditional cable subscriptions. The emergence of streaming services like Netflix and Hulu has hastened the decline of the pay TV business and upended the media universe. Time Warner, once the largest media business in the country, was acquired by AT&T in an $85.4 billion deal last year, and Rupert Murdoch, who had built a giant entertainment conglomerate over decades, is selling the bulk of his empire to the Walt Disney Co. for $71.3 billion after it beat out Comcast in a bitter bidding war. The impetus for both deals was … [Read more...] about Viacom buys PlutoTV streaming service
PUBLISHED: 14:42 04 February 2019 | UPDATED: 15:21 04 February 2019 From working with Andrew Lloyd Webber to the wards at Holby City hospital, since winning talent show Any Dream Will Do in 2007 Lee Mead has enjoyed a successful career on stage and screen. Lee MeadAlthough he was already working at the West End in the Phantom of the Opera ensemble when he auditioned, playing the title role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat opened many doors with theatre roles including as Fyero in Wicked and Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.He has also released five albums and currently plays Lofty in BBC drama Holby City and Benedict Cumberbatch’s mum Wanda plays his grandma. In his latest tour ‘My Story’ Lee, who grew up in Southend, reveals the highs and lows of over a decade in the spotlight and the role he still wants to play. What can people expect from the tour? Lee MeadI’m really nervous as there will be music but there will also be more of an … [Read more...] about Joseph star Lee Mead reveals his dream role ahead of new tour
PUBLISHED: 17:36 21 January 2019 | UPDATED: 11:19 22 January 2019 Charlotte Smith-Jarvis Croquette of pig's head with rhubarb and coppa Picture: Archant Archant Our food and drink editor said this place took the humble soup and a retro dessert to the next level. Cauliflower soup with apple and Jerusalem artichoke crisps Picture: ArchantFoodTuddenham Mill. I know right? You’re looking at the name. You’ve seen the accolades flooding in. You’re metaphorically clutching your purse/wallet. Yes, it’s not the cheapest restaurant in Suffolk but...don’t right it off quite yet.Like anyone, we were starting to feel the post-Christmas pinch when we visited last week. Payday just a week’s grasp away. We wanted somewhere ‘nice’ to eat but without taking out a second mortgage. And I couldn’t believe the set lunch menu at Tuddenham was just over £20 for two courses and a little over £25 for three (similar … [Read more...] about Restaurant review, Tuddenham Mill: “The set lunch menu here is one of Suffolk’s best kept secrets”
PUBLISHED: 12:16 19 January 2019 Sarah Chambers Heath Farm Suffolk is among the contenders for a regional title at this year's 'Rural Oscars' Picture: RACHEL EDGE Archant A Halesworth game pie maker, a Suffolk coastal village’s post office store and butcher, and a pub near Colchester are among a host of rural businesses set to battle it out in a regional contest. Lynn and Steve at Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival 2018 Picture: TRULY TRACEABLEThe Countryside Alliance, which celebrates rural produce, skills, enterprise and heritage through its annual ‘Rural Oscars’ has announced its finalists for the 2019 competition.In total, 20 Eastern regional businesses have made it through in five categories, and are among those whittled down from more than 17,000 nominations nationally. Two Suffolk businesses – Heath Farm Suffolk of Rougham, Bury St Edmunds, and Truly Traceable Venison & Game Pies of Halesworth – feature in the … [Read more...] about Who’s in running from Suffolk and Essex for 2019 Rural Oscars?