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Coolest Places for Parties This Year

Christmas parties are around the corner, and as you begin to think about how you’re celebrating the holidays this year, let us introduce you to Splacer, a platform where you can find and rent 3,000 of the most unique spaces from captained yachts to speakeasies or breweries, abandoned rail cars to lofts, and warehouses to art galleries and car showrooms.

As you are planning your holiday party, Thanksgiving, and Friendsgiving stories, or sharing some of the best-kept secrets in cities across the US, check out some of the most unique places down below.

Complex × Fuse

Talent Featured: Jamie Foxx, Meek Mill, Post Malone, A$AP Rocky and Mike Will Made-It

Airdate: Wednesday, August 8th at 11 p.m. ET / PT

TUNE-IN: Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx shares celebrity stories about Diddy, Drake and more; Rapper Meek Mill discusses his all-time favorite sneakers; Producer Mike Will Made-It reveals how he made Beyonce’s hit single, “Formation”; Rapper Post Malone taste tests some of the world’s hottest sauces; rapper A$AP Rocky talks future fatherhood, collaborating with legendary rock stars and more on an all-new Complex x Fuse, this Wednesday, August 8th at 11 p.m. ET/PT on Fuse.

Episode Highlights:

  • Rapper Post Malone tests the world’s hottest sauces and reveals his definition of “saucin’ on you,” on “Hot Ones” with host Sean Evans. Oscar award-winning actor Jamie Foxx shares incredible celebrity stories about Denzel Washington, Gabrielle Union and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and more from an all new season of his show “Off Script” with “Complex News” host Speedy Morman.
  • Rapper Meek Mill goes “Sneaker Shopping” with Joe La Puma at Stadium Goods and reveals why he admires Allen Iverson. Rapper and model A$AP Rocky sits down with “Open Late” host Peter Rosenberg to share his thoughts on Travis Scott and his relationship with Kanye. And later, producer Mike Will Made-It explains how he made the smash hit “Formation” for Beyoncé.

ABOUT: Complex x Fuse features exclusive first-looks of athletes and celebrities eating killer food, answering burning questions, and revealing the secrets behind the hottest kicks. The weekly Complex-branded block features first-run segments from Complex’s core slate of more than 20 digital shows including signature series like First We Feast’s Hot Ones, Sneaker Shopping and Everyday Struggle.

Complex × Fuse

Talent Featured: Chance The Rapper, Waka Flocka, G-Eazy, T-Pain, YBN Nahmir and Leon Bridges

Airdate: Wednesday, August 1st at 11 p.m. ET / PT

TUNE-IN: Grammy Award-winning rapper and record producer Chance The Rapper tells all about his new music featuring Kanye and Childish Gambino; soul singer Leon Bridges shares his secret dance moves; Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter T-Pain chows down on the wings of death; rapper G-Eazy talks his all new summer tour and Waka Flocka shares seven guilty pleasures and more on an all-new Complex x Fuse, this Wednesday, August 1st at 11 p.m. ET/PT on Fuse.

Episode Highlights:

  • Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter T-Pain shares his theories about how to survive wings of death on First We Feast’s “Hot Ones.” Meanwhile, Waka Flocka highlights his guilty pleasures on “Seven Questions,” and G-Eazy talks his summer tour on Complex News.

T-Pain tells “Hot Ones” host Sean Evans about giving pop singer Jesse McCartney 15,000-20,000 to spend at the strip club: Preview Link:

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T-Pain
tells “Hot Ones” host Sean Evans all about his experience living in a haunted house with ghosts:

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  • Grammy Award-winning rapper and record producer Chance The Rapper reveals info on new music on “Open Late.” Later, rising trap rapper YBN Nahmir drops stacks on new sneakers on “Sneaker Shopping,” and soul singer Leon Bridges shares his secret life as a dancer.

ABOUT: Complex x Fuse features exclusive first-looks of athletes and celebrities eating killer food, answering burning questions, and revealing the secrets behind the hottest kicks. The weekly Complex-branded block features first-run segments from Complex’s core slate of more than 20 digital shows including signature series like First We Feast’s Hot Ones, Sneaker Shopping and Everyday Struggle.

Working as a Party Planner

If you’re reading this, you’re probably thinking about getting into party planning. Odds are, you’ve always been a great host or a “get this party started” kind of person and you’re wondering if you should turn it into a career. You might be pondering: what’s working as party planner actually like? Is it all fun and parties all of the time?

The truth is, every day is different. On the busiest of days, you’re in the office from the crack of dawn and out at parties and launches until late hours of the night. It can be exhausting at times, but the thrill of seeing your event come off just as you’d planned it is totally worth it. Then there’s more low-key days, of course. Like any job, there are good days and there are bad days, and a lot of it is hard work.

So, what’s it all like?

Non-event Days
As mentioned before, not every day as a party planner will be an event day. Weird to think about, but more often than not you’ll have a non-event day than a party day. Fortunately, not every day is as jam packed as the ones where you’re up early and out late. Still, a regular day has you busy with tasks.

Clients and Planning
On these days you’re probably touching base with a lot of your clients as well as going over details for events. There’s researching and sourcing, holding meetings with the clients, and scoping out venue requirements as well as caterers.

Creating themes, schedules, and count-down to-do lists are standard in the event-planning world. The planning of events basically comes down to minute details, so you have to be on top of all aspects of the event. It’s also incredibly useful look into coverages for your events. You never know when elements of an event or client will go downhill. Business insurance for party planners is an absolute must. That includes invitations, arrivals, catering, decoration, staffing, and so much more.

Correspondence
Then there’s other normal work stuff like e-mailing, figuring out contracts, and coordinating teams. Because you’ll probably be working on a few projects at once, upkeep of communication with clients is crucial. You’ll have to set aside some time every day or so to update clients.

Additionally, there’s the part of the job where you have to seek out new clients. You’ll need to prepare proposals for your potential clients and probably do some promotion and marketing as well.

Event Day
Once event day comes around, you’ll be working flat out from the crack of dawn to the end of night (or, depending on when the event ends). Event day includes:

• Arriving early.
• Setting up and ensuring vendors and contractors are set up.
• Confirming staff knows what to do to make sure the event runs smoothly.
• Helping attendees in arrival.
• Overseeing the schedule and troubleshooting problems that arise with a backup plan (Always be sure to have a back-up plan!)
• Evaluating the event based on attendees, those who’ve commissioned the party, and yourself. Learn from each event to do better at the next.
• Be professional and excited. It’s imperative to wear a smile on event day! Even if you’re not feeling it, fake it ‘til you make it.

Overall, being a party planner can be different depending on the day. What you can definitely expect in the short term is a lot of planning and correspondence. Non-event day hours can look much like standard 9-5 days, but there’ll be longer days leading up to an event day. You’ll have a relatively flexible schedule, with some weekend days.

If you’ve made it this far, it might be time to seriously consider this as a career. Not everyone is gifted with hosting capabilities. With being a party planner, you’ll have flexibility in your schedule and freedom to pull off amazing events. Just know that you have to be meticulous in your planning, stay up to date with correspondence, and don’t skimp on business insurance.

With any luck, you’ll parties will be the talk of the town!

Abu Dhabi x World Ocean Summit 2019

Government of Abu Dhabi Announced as Host of World Ocean Summit 2019.

This year’s World Ocean Summit, held in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, has brought together over 500 leaders from the private sector, civil society and government to explore the development of a sustainable ocean economy through innovative financing and technologies as well as bold new efforts to implement the world’s sustainability commitments. It is the largest World Ocean Summit yet, and underscores The Economist Group’s doubling down on this topic, in no small part through announcing the launch of the World Ocean Initiative, an effort that will translate the momentum and focus of the World Ocean Summit into a year-round programme on the ocean that leverages the full capabilities of The Economist Group.

Carrying this momentum forward, The Economist Group is pleased to announce the Government of Abu Dhabi as the host of World Ocean Summit 2019. Abu Dhabi has a close relationship with the ocean, through its history as a centre for pearl diving, its resilient coral reefs and its mangroves sea grass meadows that provide valuable services in the face of climate change.

Bringing the World Ocean Summit to Abu Dhabi presents a unique opportunity to amplify the conversations on the sustainable development of the ocean in the Middle East and the wider region, and equally provides a platform for Abu Dhabi to share its innovative approaches to conservation, and developing a vibrant and sustainable ocean economy, with the rest of the world.

The challenges facing the ocean are global, and the World Ocean Summit 2019, which will be held March 5th-7th, will bring the bold discussions and diverse audiences that characterise the World Ocean Summit into a new part of the world, and host stimulating conversations on the topics of ocean financing, governance and innovation. A key priority for World Ocean Summit 2019 will be to foster greater cooperation and collaboration between different groups, and to serve as a bridge between the development of economic policies and protecting the marine environment. It intends to build a truly global community for the creation of a sustainable ocean economy. Through the World Ocean Initiative, The Economist Group will build a programme of work across these topics and themes throughout 2018 to ensure that we continue to play a role in fostering progress against the global community’s commitments on the ocean.

 

To know more about World Ocean Summit 2019 in Abu Dhabi, watch video here.

Andy Cohen

Bravo Media’s late night gabfest “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” returns to Los Angeles for a week of shows beginning Sunday, April 8 at 8PM PT/11PM ET. Hosted at the historically breathtaking Wiltern Theatre, the weeklong Hollywood residency marks the second time Cohen has brought the Bravo Clubhouse out West since the series’ inception. Last year, the shows’ first trip to Hollywood featured a star-studded lineup including Kim Kardashian West, Hilary Swank, Kate Mara, Conan O’Brien, Chelsea Handler, Terrence Howard, Iggy Azalea, Armie Hammer, Bethenny Frankel, Eric Stonestreet and more, with resident house DJ James Kennedy of “Vanderpump Rules.” Fans excited to join in on the fun this April can grab tickets by visiting http://www.bravotv.com/wwhl-ticket-request

“I’m so excited to return to LA for another electric week of shows,” said Andy Cohen, Host and Executive Producer. “The Bravo Clubhouse is intimate by design, and it’s usually impossible to get tickets, but bringing the show to LA allows us to open our doors to a huge West Coast audience.”

“Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” is consistently making headlines with bold interviews viewers don’t see anywhere else. The Bravo Clubhouse has become a nightly destination for some of the biggest names in pop culture, who stop by for a signature drink and stay for the candid conversation. Whether “Pleading the Fifth” or “Opening The Vault,” countless memorable moments have been revealed as host Andy Cohen continues to go there–challenging both celebrities and Bravolebrities on the only truly live show in late-night television.

“Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” recently launched its own podcast! Fans can subscribe to hear every episode plus the live after show and exclusive behind-the-scenes content. To subscribe, click here.

“Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” is the #1 late night ad-supported cable talk show among F18-49 and F25-54.

“Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” is produced by Embassy Row with Michael Davies, Deirdre Connolly and Andy Cohen serving as Executive Producers.

Source: Nielsen January 2018.

About Bravo Media:

Bravo Media is the premiere lifestyle and entertainment brand that drives cultural conversation around its high-quality, interactive original content that focuses on the network’s passion points of food, fashion, beauty, design, digital and pop culture. The network’s diversified slate includes Bravo’s scripted series “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” “Imposters” and “Odd Mom Out,” in addition to unscripted favorites such as Emmy award-winning “Top Chef,” “Vanderpump Rules,” “Below Deck,” “Southern Charm” and the popular “Million Dollar Listing” and “The Real Housewives” franchises as well as the only live late-night talk show, “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.” Available in 92 million homes, Bravo is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Watch Bravo anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs. Bravo has been an NBCUniversal cable network since December 2002 and first launched in December 1980.

49th Annual NAACP Image Awards January 15, 2018

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and TV One, a television network dedicated to the best of black culture and entertainment, today announced that NAACP Image Awards winner, Emmy-award nominated actor and star of black-ish, Anthony Anderson will return as host for the 49th NAACP Image Awards.  

As previously announced, the two-hour special will air live on TV One Monday, January 15, 2018, the federal holiday honoring the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The telecast will also include a live pre-show from the star-studded red carpet.

 

In addition, voting is open for the 49th NAACP Image Awards – NAACP “Entertainer of the Year,” the winner will be revealed during the two-hour telecast. The six nominees are: Chadwick Boseman, Ava DuVernay, Bruno Mars, Issa Rae, Chance the Rapper, and Jay-Z. Voting is open to the general public by visiting the NAACP Image Awards website – NAACPImageAwards.net – the only place to vote for the 49th NAACP Image Awards – NAACP “Entertainer of the Year.” Voting closes on Friday, November 17.

 

The NAACP Image Awards is the most respected event of its kind and is well attended by many of the top names in the entertainment industry. In recent years some of the biggest names in film, television and music appeared including Denzel Washington, Oprah, John Legend, Viola Davis, Anthony Anderson, Dwayne Johnson, Gabrielle Union, Kevin Hart, Stevie Wonder, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Gina Rodriguez, Chrissy Teigen, Kerry Washington, Nate Parker, Morris Chestnut, Ice Cube, LL Cool J, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tika Sumpter, Keegan-Michael Key, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laurence Fishburne, Spike Lee, Loretta Devine, Shonda Rhimes, Omari Hardwick, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Don Cheadle, Sanaa Lathan, Keke Palmer, Michael Ealy, Ken Jeong, Sylvester Stallone, Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Gabourey Sidibe, Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, Trevor Noah, and more.

The NAACP “President’s Award” and NAACP “Chairman’s Award” are bestowed in recognition of individuals who demonstrate exemplary public service and use their distinct platforms to create agents of change. Past honorees of the “President’s Award” include Lonnie G. Bunch, III, John Legend, Van Jones, Former President Bill Clinton, Soledad O’Brien, Muhammad Ali, the Founding Members of the Black Stuntmen’s Association, Kerry Washington, and Spike Lee.

 

Past honorees of the “Chairman’s Award” include Harvard Law Professor Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., Tyler Perry, Ruby Dee, The Neville Brothers, Bono, Danny Glover, Former Vice President Al Gore and Dr. Wangari Muta Maathai, Former President of the United States Barack Obama, Former Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, TV One Founder and Chairman Cathy Hughes, U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Michele Howard, Brittany “Bree” Newsome, Justice League NYC, University of Missouri Concerned Student 1950 Collective, University of Mississippi NAACP College Chapter, Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley, Rev. Dr. Jamal Harrison Bryant, and Jussie Smollett.

 

The 49th NAACP Image Awards production team will be returning including Executive Producers Reginald Hudlin and Phil Gurin, Tony McCuin as Director, Byron Phillips as Producer, and Robin Reinhardt as Talent Producer.

 

Following are the key calendar dates for the 49th NAACP Image Awards:

November 9 – Nominating Committee voting closes for the 49th NAACP Image Awards

Week of November 13 – Nominees Announced for the 49th NAACP Image Awards; Final Voting opens for the 49th NAACP Image Awards

November 17 – Voting closes for the 49th NAACP Image Awards – NAACP “Entertainer of the Year”

Week of December 11 – Final Voting closes for the 49th NAACP Image Awards

Monday, January 15, 2018 – 49th NAACP Red Carpet and Image Awards Airs Live on TV One

Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert celebrates with The Hilhaven Lodge whiskey at his Emmys after party following a successful night of hosting on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 
(Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Hilhaven Lodge Whiskey)