Ryan Seacrest is An Icon and a Powerhouse Brand

Some personalities are larger than life, timeless people that have so much personality and magnetic draw that they practically register a gravitational force. Ryan Seacrest is such a person, exuding effortless charm and charisma with a grounded, humble quality as well. Before he held the permanent chair on morning show, Live With Kelly and Ryan, he was visible as the effervescent host of American Idol. As if fulfilling these two huge roles wasn’t enough he somehow finds time to host his syndicated radio show, On Air with Ryan Seacrest, which reaches more than twenty million people. Yet Ryan Seacrest is more than just a mere personality, now he is part of the world as a mega men’s brand.

Arriving first as a line of men’s suits at Macy’s, Ryan Seacrest Distinction is menswear that makes Seacrest’s distinct, tailored yet hip and smart look, accessible and affordable to consumers. A fan of the Distinction line can anticipate well fitting, tailored looks with bold and surprising color palettes and interesting combinations of accessories, maybe even a surprise accent like Seacrest’s decision to occasionally go without socks. As the brand has expanded to complete looks with items such as belts and bowties to really complete the icon style status that the star is known for, Seacrest continues to branch out into other quality products for the fashion forward male (ryanseacrestdistinction.com). Seacrest is innovating into territory that is rarely tread like men’s skincare, his new line, Polished by Dr. Lancer appeals to age-conscious men.

Ryan Seacrest is truly an icon for his time. As host of some of America’s most popular programming and the man that whisks us down red carpets and guides us through ringing in the New Year, he is a welcome smile and familiar voice in so many of our lives. He is visionary not just in fashion but gives back to the world through charities like his own, Ryan Seacrest Foundation which forwards initiatives like Seacrest Studios, which brings broadcast media facilities into pediatric hospitals. What makes the producer, host and personality so iconic isn’t that he does so much, but rather that he gives back and makes his style and vision accessible the average person.

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Alex Pall Brings the Audience Closer

In his article,Rosenzweig(2016)describes how Alex Pall of the band The Chainsmokers began his love affair with music, works to build a powerful identity in the industry;and how he continuously aims to create music that emits warmth in a genre that is often regarded as cold and emotionless.

Alex Pall’s relationship with music was at first noncommittal. Music was a part of his life and occupied a lot of his time, but she was not his true love. Music was his mistress. Pall was a DJ on the side with a full time job. Until the day Pall had an epiphany :dance music was a bigger part of his life than he initially realized. He decided to make a proper woman of her, and pursue music exclusively, so he quit his job.

Rosenzweig states the rarity of DJ’s lending their vocals on their own tracks and about personal circumstances nonetheless. Alex Pall didn’t forsee a problem with Andrew Taggart singing on a song that he helped to write. Pall collaborates with the songwriters and also writes songs on his own. And it is commendable that he refuses to sit back and let someone else tell his story without his input. Pall wants to have his hand in everything because he wants to be a key part of shaping his identity in the industry. At this juncture, Pall wants to pin point exactly who The Chainsmokers are musically to encapsulate their sound so all the music fits together like pieces of a puzzle, cohesively.

Rosenzweig concludes that Alex Pall sets time aside daily to ensure he involves artistically.Pall aims to expose more facets of himself to his listening audience and manufacture engaging music. Pall,by staying true to his evolution will undoubtedly guarantee that fans will draw closer for years to come.

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Lawrence Bender’s Film Career

Movie producer Lawrence Bender has been entertaining people with his films for the last 20 years.

Born Lawrence Kirk Bender in The Bronx, New York City in 1957, he attended the University of Maine and graduated with a Civil Engineering degree in 1979. After graduation, he followed his dream of dancing for a few years. Unfortunately, an injury cut that short, and he pursued an acting career, eventually moving on to producing.

Over the years his movies have received 29 Academy Award nominations, three for Best Picture, with six of them taking home the Award. An Inconvenient Truth, a film that raised a lot of attention to climate change, won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.

Lawrence Bender has produced over forty films during his career. One of his first was Intruders, which starred Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell. Some of the other more notable movies he’s produced are Pulp Fiction, Good Will Hunting, Kill Bill, and Inglorious Basterds.

My own personal favorite Lawrence Bender movie is Reservoir Dogs, which he produced with his business partner and good friend Quentin Tarantino in 1992. Reservoir Dogs is about a diamond heist gone wrong, and its violence and profanity would end up being classic hallmarks of Tarantino movies. It’s even gained a cult-like status.

The main characters of the botched heist are all aliases: Mr. Blonde, Mr. Blue, Mr. Brown, Mr. Orange, Mr. Pink, and Mr. White, portrayed by actors Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Lawrence Tierney, Harvey Keitel, and Chris Penn (not necessarily in that order). When they meet up at a warehouse after the botched heist and believe the job was a setup by one of their own, trust quickly turns to suspicion, and violence between the gangsters ensues.

Like some of his other movies, Bender makes a cameo appearance, this time as a police officer who chases Mr. Pink.

There’s also a video game based on the movie that was introduced in 2006, however, it was banned in Germany, New Zealand, and Australia for its violence.

Lawrence Bender was also successful producing music videos and commercials with A Band Apart, a production company he founded with Tarantino that was active from 1991 to 2006.

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