When two giants collide, you can bet I want a front-row seat! Well, kind of a front-row seat. I’ll settle for close enough to the action where I can feel like I’m right there, but far enough away that I can’t become a casualty. So in front of my living room TV was the perfect location for me to catch Godzilla vs. Kong last week. Although there was a lot going on with the socially distant Easter celebrations with the fam and friends, I still made it my business to catch the blockbuster.
Choices seem to litter a person’s life regardless of their occupation. For actor Gianni Paolo he was faced with a life-altering decision at a young age. Having grown up in Providence, Rhode Island, Paolo was on track to be a successful athlete. In high school, he played hockey for the Quebec Junior Hockey League. However, the sport wasn’t his only passion. With what little free time he had, Paolo enrolled in improv and acting classes and discovered his love for performance.
Trying to make it in Hollywood as an actor or actress can prove to be an impenetrable challenge. Some people spend years auditioning and spend thousands of dollars on acting coaches just to fall short of nailing the role that they had been so eager to earn. Hollywood has its way of forcing people to mold themselves into characters that don't quite fit their persona, which is not a simple thing to do. But like everything in life, there are normally exceptions to the rule. Actor Lucas’Black’s southern pride proves to be the exception that rarely ever makes it to the big screen.
When you move into a new apartment or a new house, you are most likely going to be thrown into the spotlight involuntarily. As relatives and friends herd to your new oasis, so do their opinions. When it comes to interior design, it can be overwhelming for some but soothing for others. Those accent pillows that you thought paired well with your couch are met with your mother's distasteful satisfaction. You long for each room to tell its own story but as the days go by, you just can’t get the storyline right. Interior Designer Saudah Saleem says that your home's curb appeal is the first impression, so you may want to start with your front door.
With the Oscars swiftly approaching, attention has turned to those nominated for awards. The film industry is a complex business, some people possess connections to the film industry from a young age and garner success early, while others are immigrants who rise to fame over time.
Olubenga Agboola was a nervous wreck as he left Uber headquarters in San Francisco back in 2016. He spent the next couple of sleepless nights on edge, pacing back and forth as he faced lingering doubts about whether his company Flutterwave would become the next payment processor for Uber in Africa. Not a soul in the room that he pitched this idea to had even heard of Flutterwave. Even though he was unsure if his company had the right capital and skillsets, it didn’t seem to matter. A few days later, Uber signed on and Agboola was left with a heavy sigh of relief.