Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer-songwriter, actor and record producer. Born and raised in Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child. In the late 1990s, Timberlake rose to prominence as one of the two lead vocalists and youngest member of NSYNC, which became one of the best-selling boy bands of all time. Timberlake began to adopt a more mature image as an artist with the release of his debut solo album, the R&B-focused Justified, which yielded the successful singles "Cry Me a River" and "Rock Your Body", earned his first two Grammy Awards, his critically acclaimed second album FutureSex/LoveSounds, characterized by its diversity in music genres, debuted atop the U. S. Billboard 200 and produced the Hot 100 number-one singles "SexyBack", "My Love", "What Goes Around... Comes Around". Established as a solo artist worldwide, his first two albums both exceeded sales of 10 million copies, he continued producing records and collaborating with other artists.
From 2008 through 2012, Timberlake focused on his acting career putting his music career on hiatus. He held starring roles in the films The Social Network, Bad Teacher, Friends with Benefits, In Time. Timberlake resumed his music career in 2013 with his third and fourth albums The 20/20 Experience and The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2, exploring neo soul styles inspired by the expansive song structures of 1960s and 1970s rock; the former became the best-selling album of the year in the US with the largest sales week, spawned the top-three singles "Suit & Tie" and "Mirrors", while the latter produced the top-ten song "Not a Bad Thing". For his live performances, including the eponymous concert tour for the albums, he began performing with his band The Tennessee Kids, composed by instrumentalists and dancers. Timberlake voiced the lead character in DreamWorks Animation's Trolls, whose soundtrack includes his fifth Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping single, "Can't Stop the Feeling!". His fifth studio album Man of the Woods became his fourth number-one album in the US.
The album was supported by the two top ten singles, "Filthy" and "Say Something". Man of the Woods concluded 2018 as the sixth best-selling album of the year. Throughout his solo career, Timberlake has sold over 32 million albums and 56 million singles globally, making him one of the world's best-selling music artists. Cited as a pop icon, Timberlake is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including ten Grammy Awards, four Emmy Awards, three Brit Awards, nine Billboard Music Awards. According to Billboard in 2017, he is the best performing male soloist in the history of the Mainstream Top 40. Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2007 and 2013, his other ventures include record label Tennman Records, fashion label William Rast, the restaurants Destino and Southern Hospitality. Justin Randall Timberlake was born on January 31, 1981 in Memphis, Tennessee, to Lynn Harless and Charles Randall Timberlake, a Baptist church choir director. Timberlake grew up in a small community between Memphis and Millington.
He has two half-brothers and Stephen, from Charles' second marriage to Lisa Perry. His half-sister Laura Katherine died shortly after birth on May 12, 1997, is mentioned in his acknowledgments in the album NSYNC as "My Angel in Heaven", his family circle includes a number of musicians. Performing as a child, Timberlake sang country and gospel music: at the age of 11, he appeared on the television show Star Search, performing country songs as "Justin Randall". By that time, he began listening to rhythm and blues musicians from the 1960s and 70s, such as Al Green, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye, he had listening sessions with his father of studio albums by the Eagles and Bob Seger. In 1993 and 1994, he was a cast member in The All-New Mickey Mouse Club, where his castmates included future girlfriend and singer Britney Spears, future tourmate Christina Aguilera, future bandmate JC Chasez, future movie actors Ryan Gosling and Keri Russell. Timberlake recruited Chasez to be in an all-male singing group, organized by boy band manager Lou Pearlman, that became NSYNC.
The boy band NSYNC formed in 1995, began their career in 1996 in Europe. In 1998, the group rose to prominence in the United States with the release of their self-titled debut studio album, which sold 11 million copies and included the hit single "Tearin' Up My Heart", their second album No Strings Attached sold 2.4 million copies in the first week, included a No. 1 single, "It's Gonna Be Me". NSYNC's third album Celebrity was financially successful. Upon the completion of the Celebrity Tour, the group went into hiatus in 2002. In its lifetime, NSYNC was internationally famous and performed at the Academy Awards, the Olympics, the Super Bowl, as well as selling more than 70 million records worldwide, becoming the fifth-best selling boy band in history. In late 1999, Timberlake appeared in the Disney Channel movie Model Behavior, he played Jason Sharpe, a model who falls in love with a waitress after mistaking her for another model. It was released on March 12, 2000; the rise of his own stardom and the general decline in the popularity of boy bands led to the dissolution of NSYNC.
Band member Lance Bass was critical of Timberlake's actions in his memoir Out of Sync. By 2002, when the group went on a hiatus and members were following individual projects, he partnered with Pharrell Williams of the produc
Look (American magazine)
Look was a bi-weekly, general-interest magazine published in Des Moines, from 1937 to 1971, with more of an emphasis on photographs than articles. A large-size magazine of 11 in × 14 in, it was considered a competitor to Life magazine, which began publication months earlier and ended in 1972, a few months after Look ceased publication, it is known for helping launch the career of film director Stanley Kubrick, a staff photographer. Its January 24, 1956 article "The Shocking Story of Approved Killing in Mississippi", included murder confessions from J. W. Milam and Roy Bryant, acquitted in 1955 of killing 14-year old boy Emmett Till. Gardner "Mike" Cowles, Jr. the magazine's co-founder and first editor, was executive editor of The Des Moines Register and The Des Moines Tribune. When the first issue went on sale in early 1937, it sold 705,000 copies. Although planned to begin with the January 1937 issue, the actual first issue of Look to be distributed was the February 1937 issue, numbered as Volume 1, Number 2.
It was published monthly for five issues switched to bi-weekly starting with the May 11, 1937 issue. Page numbering on early issues counted the front cover as page one. Early issues, subtitled Monthly Picture Magazine, carried no advertising; the unusual format of the early issues featured layouts of photos with long captions or short articles. The magazine's backers described it as "an experiment based on the tremendous unfilled demand for extraordinary news and feature pictures", it was aimed at a broader readership than Life, promising trade papers that Look would have "reader interest for yourself, for your wife, for your private secretary, for your office boy". From 1946-70, Look published the Football Writers Association of America College All America Football Team and brought players and selected writers to New York City for a celebration. During that 25-year period, the FWAA team was introduced on national television shows by Bob Hope, Steve Allen, Perry Como and others. Within weeks, more than a million copies were bought of each issue, it became a bi-weekly.
By 1948 it sold 2.9 million copies per issue. Circulation reached 3.7 million in 1954, peaked at 7.75 million in 1969. Its advertising revenue peaked in 1966 at $80 million. Of the leading general interest large-format magazines, Look had a circulation second only to Life and ahead of The Saturday Evening Post, which closed in 1969, Collier's, which folded in 1956. Look was published under various company names: Inc.. Cowles Magazines, Cowles Communications, Inc.. Its New York editorial offices were located in the architecturally distinctive 488 Madison Avenue, dubbed the "Look Building", now on the National Register of Historic Places. Beginning in 1963, Norman Rockwell, after closing his career with the Saturday Evening Post, began making illustrations for Look. KGB defector Yuri Bezmenov, regarding the October 1967 Russia Today issue, said: "From the first page to the last page, it was a package of lies: propaganda cliché which were presented to American readers as opinions and deductions of American journalists.
Nothing could be from truth." He goes on to explain how the Look reporters were compromised. Look ceased publication with its issue of October 19, 1971, the victim of a $5 million loss in revenues in 1970, a slack economy and rising postal rates. Circulation was at 6.5 million. Hachette Filipacchi Médias brought back Look, The Picture Newsmagazine in February 1979 as a bi-weekly in a smaller size, it lasted only a year. Subscribers received copies of Esquire magazine to fulfill their terms; the Look Magazine Photograph Collection was donated to the Library of Congress and contains five million items. After the closure, six Look employees created a fulfillment house using the computer system newly developed by the magazine's circulation department; the company, CDS Global, is now an international provider of customer relationship services. Stanley Kubrick was a staff photographer for Look before starting his feature film career. Of the more than 300 assignments Kubrick did for Look from 1946 to 1951, more than 100 are in the Library of Congress collection.
All Look jobs with which he was associated have been cataloged with descriptions focusing on the images that were printed. Other related Kubrick material is located at the Museum of the City of New York. James Karales was a photographer for Look from 1960 to 1971. Covering the Civil Rights Movement throughout its duration, he took many memorable photographs, including the iconic photograph of the Selma to Montgomery march showing people proudly marching along the highway under a cloudy turbulent sky; the magazine is mentioned in numerous films, including The Shawshank Redemption, A Christmas Story, Crazy in Alabama, An Affair to Remember, The Hoax. In the 1996 episode of The Simpsons, "Bart on the Road", a marquee in Branson, Missouri advertises an Andy Williams show with a quote from Look magazine, although Look magazine had folded 25 years earlier; the season one episode of I Love Lucy titled "Men Are Messy" had a Look photographer coming to Lucy and Ricky's apartment only to have the shoot spoiled by Lucy.
The magazine is a major plot point in the 1953 film I Love Melvin starring Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds. The 1937 Merrie Melodies cartoon, Speaking of the Weather, depicts magazines. In one scene, a character peeks through Look. List of defunct American periodicals Marjorie S. Deane Cowles, Gardner. Mike Looks Back: The Memoirs of Gardner Cowles, Founder of Look Magazin
Seventeen (American magazine)
Seventeen is an American teen magazine. The magazine's reader-base is 13-to-19-year-old females, it began as a publication geared toward inspiring teen girls to become model citizens. Soon after its debut, Seventeen took a more fashion- and romance-oriented approach in presenting its material while promoting self-confidence in young women, it was first published in September 1944 by Walter Annenberg's Triangle Publications. The first editor of Seventeen, Helen Valentine, provided teenage girls with working woman role models and information about their development. Seventeen enhanced the role of teenagers as consumers of popular culture; the concept of "teenager" as a distinct demographic originated in that era. In July 1944, King Features Syndicate began running the comic strip Teena, created by cartoonist Hilda Terry, in which a typical teenager's life was examined. Teena ran internationally in newspapers for twenty years. After Seventeen was launched in September 1944, Estelle Ellis Rubenstein, the magazine's promotion director, introduced advertisers to the life of teenage girls through Teena, selling advertising in Seventeen at the same time.
From 1945 to 1946, the magazine surveyed teen girls in order to better understand the magazine's audience. The magazine became an important source of information to manufacturers seeking guidance on how to satisfy consumer demand among teenagers. Today, the magazine entertains as well as promotes self-confidence in young women. Sylvia Plath submitted nearly fifty pieces to Seventeen before her first short story, "And Summer Will Not Come Again", was accepted and published in the August 1950 issue. Joyce Walker became the first black model to be featured on the cover of Seventeen magazine in July 1971. In the early 1980s, Whitney Houston was featured on the cover of the magazine. News Corporation bought Triangle in 1988 and sold Seventeen to K-III Communications in 1991. Primedia sold the magazine to Hearst in 2003. Seventeen remains popular on newsstands today despite greater competition. In 2010, writer Jamie Keiles conducted "The Seventeen Magazine Project", an experiment in which she followed the advice of Seventeen magazine for thirty days.
In 2012, in response to reader protests against the magazine's airbrushing its models' photos, Seventeen ended its practice of using digital photo manipulation to enhance published photographs.. In August 2016, Michelle Tan was fired from her position as Editor in Chief while she was on maternity leave, it was announced shortly thereafter that Michele Promaulayko, appointed Editor in Chief of Cosmopolitan, would serve as Seventeen's editorial director. Starting with their Dec/Jan 2017 issue, the magazine was to start publishing only six issues a year instead of ten, to focus on their online presence to appeal to the Generation Z market. In October 2018, it was announced that Jessica Pels would take over from Promaulayko as Editor in Chief of Cosmopolitan, that Kristin Koch was appointed Seventeen's new Executive Director, overseeing all its content. In November 2018, it was announced that Seventeen's print edition would be reduced to special stand-alone issues; the South African edition of Seventeen magazine is published by 8 Ink Media based in Cape Town.
The editor is Janine Jellars. The Philippine version is published by Summit Media, but it ceased publication in April 2009; the Hispanic American edition is published by Editorial Televisa. The Indian edition is published by Apricot Publications Pvt. Ltd in Mumbai; the Malaysian version of Seventeen is published by Bluinc. Seventeen Singapore is published by SPH Magazines; the Thai edition of Seventeen is published by Media Transasia Limited in Bangkok. In the United Kingdom there is no Seventeen magazine, but there is a similar magazine touted as a fresher and edgier competition to Teen Vogue called Company; the Japanese version of Seventeen is published by Shueisha Publishing Co. Ltd. Seventeen has published books for teens, addressing such topics as beauty, college and fitness. Seventeen was a sponsor of America's Next Top Model; the winners of America's Next Top Model from seasons 7 through 14 have each graced a cover of Seventeen magazine, including CariDee English, Jaslene Gonzalez, Sal Stowers, Whitney Thompson, McKey Sullivan, Teyona Anderson, Nicole Fox, Krista White.
The magazine only planned on sponsoring the show from cycles 7 through 10. In 2011, Seventeen worked together with ABC Family to make a film about a girl who gets bullied online called Cyberbu//y; the point was to raise awareness of cyber bullying and to "delete digital drama". The film premiered July 2011 on ABC Family. In April 2012, 14-year-old Julia Bluhm from Waterville, Maine created a petition on Change.org titled "Seventeen Magazine: Give Girls Images of Real Girls!' Advocating for the magazine publication to vow to print at least one unaltered and Photoshop-FREE monthly photo spread". As a self-proclaimed "SPARK Summit Activist", Bluhm petitioned for an end to digital photo manipulation. In May 2012 Bluhm, her mother, a group of fellow "SPARK Summit" members were invited to the New York headquarters of Seventeen by editor-in-chief Ann Shoket. On 3 July 2012, Bluhm announced that her petition had "won" after receiving 85,000 signatures online, resulting in Seventeen's editorial staff pledging to always feature one photo spread per month without the use of digital photo manipulation.
Furthermore, Seventeen's editor-in-chief Shoket published an editorial praising The Body Peace Treaty in the August 2012 Seventeen issue, offering the push again
A handlebar moustache is a moustache with lengthy and upwardly curved extremities. These moustache styles are named for their resemblance to the handlebars of a bicycle, it is known as a spaghetti moustache, because of its stereotypical association with Italian men. The Handlebar Club humorously describes the style as "a hirsute appendage of the upper lip and with graspable extremities". Similar styles of moustache are quite ancient, appearing on statues and other depictions of Iron Age Celts. In the United States, handlebar moustaches were worn in the part of the 19th century by Wild West figures like Wyatt Earp. In Europe, handlebar moustaches were worn by soldiers during the 19th century through the World War I era. In 1972, to win a $300 "best facial hair" prize offered by team owner Charlie O. Finley, Oakland A's pitcher Rollie Fingers grew a handlebar moustache which he sported throughout his career. More the contemporary hipster subculture has embraced the handlebar moustache by mocking conventional ideals of fashion, by combining a manicured handlebar moustache with the portrayal of an unkempt appearance or a haphazardly selected clothing ensemble.
Julius Pringles Mr. Monopoly Mr. Boh Air India's Maharaja mascot This style is achieved by the use of moustache wax, although hair gel, a curling iron, or natural curling can suffice; the greater the curl of the extremities, the more dramatic the appearance achieved. When worn without wax or grooming, the moustache style may more resemble a walrus moustache. Handlebar Club List of moustache styles
Willard Herman Scott Jr. is an American weather presenter, television personality, clown and radio personality, best known for his TV work on the Today show and as the creator and original portrayer of Ronald McDonald. Scott was born in Alexandria, Virginia, on March 7, 1934, attended George Washington High School, he showed an interest in broadcasting as a 16-year-old, working in 1950 as an NBC page at WRC, NBC's owned-and-operated radio station in Washington, D. C. Scott attended American University, where he worked alongside fellow student Ed Walker at WAMU-AM, the university's radio station. Scott became a member of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity while at American University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and religion. From 1955 to 1972, Scott teamed with Walker as co-host of the nightly Joy Boys radio program on NBC-owned WRC radio. Scott sketched a list of characters and a few lead lines setting up a situation, which Walker would commit to memory or make notes on with his Braille typewriter.
In a 1999 article recalling the Joy Boys at the height of their popularity in the mid-1960s, The Washington Post said they "dominated Washington, providing entertainment and community to a city on the verge of powerful change". The Joy Boys show played on WRC until 1972 when they moved to cross-town station WWDC for another two years. Scott wrote in his book, The Joy of Living, of their close professional and personal bond which continued until Walker's death in October 2015, saying that they are "closer than most brothers". Scott spent the 1960s balancing his radio career with jobs as the host of children's television programs, he appeared on WRC radio's sister station, WRC-TV, playing characters such as Commander Retro and Bozo the Clown. In 1970, Scott began appearing on WRC-TV as a weekday weatherman. Another TV role he performed from 1963-66 and as late as 1971 was Ronald McDonald for the McDonald's franchise in Washington, D. C. Scott wrote in his book The Joy of Living that he created the Ronald McDonald character at the fast-food restaurant chain's request.
In his book Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser claims that McDonald's replaced Scott on account of his weight concerned about McDonald's image. Scott has denied the claims. Scott worked as the narrator for NASA's weekly program called "The Space Story", with his contributions spanning from the Apollo Program to the Space Shuttle. Scott was tapped by NBC in 1980 to become its weatherman for The Today Show, replacing Bob Ryan, who replaced him at WRC-TV until 2010. After being inspired by a viewer request, Scott began his practice of wishing centenarians a happy birthday on-air in 1983. During the 1980s, Scott did weather reports on the road, interviewing locals at community festivals and landmarks, he periodically performed on the program from Washington, D. C. which he still considered his home. In 1989, The Today Show co-host Bryant Gumbel wrote an internal memo critical of the show's personalities, a memo, leaked to the media. In the memo, Gumbel said Scott "holds the show hostage to his assortment of whims, wishes and bad taste…This guy is killing us and no one's trying to rein him in."
This garnered enough of a backlash that the next time they appeared on camera together Scott kissed Gumbel on the cheek to show he'd forgiven him, later said he hoped the whole thing would go away. In 1992, the first incarnation of Ronald McDonald, recorded a commercial for McDonald's archrival Burger King, he was the spokesman for the Days Inn hotel chain, appearing in their commercials from the following year until 1997. Scott was succeeded by Al Roker. Scott continued to substitute for Roker for over a decade afterward, an arrangement that ended after NBC acquired The Weather Channel in 2008 and started using that channel's meteorologists as substitutes, he continued to appear three days a week on the morning program to wish centenarians a happy birthday. He appeared from the studio lot of WBBH, the NBC affiliate in Florida, he was the commercial voice of Smucker's jellies, which sponsored his birthday tributes on Today. Scott announced on December 2015 his full retirement from television. Today held a tribute to Scott on his final day featuring tape highlights from his years with the show on December 15, 2015.
The plaza outside Rockefeller Center was renamed Willard Scott Way in his honor. A lot of people wished him farewell, including the current Today staff, former co-anchors Tom Brokaw, Jane Pauley, Katie Couric. Others, such as Gene Shalit and Barbara Bush bid farewell. Scott made occasional guest appearances as neighbor "Mr. Poole" on The Hogan Family, where his character was married to Mrs. Poole, played by Edie McClurg. From 1961-63 Scott portrayed Bozo the Clown, in the classic children's television program. Scott hosted the NBC telecast of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from 1987-97 when he was replaced by Matt Lauer the following year. For several years in the 1980s, Scott donned a Santa Claus costume for the broadcast of the National Tree-Lighting Ceremony in Washington, D. C. In 1990 and 1992, Scott hosted the Pillsbury Bake-Off on CBS. In 1985, Scott was given a Private Sector Award for Public Service by U. S. President Ronald Reagan. Other awards incl
Double Indemnity (film)
Double Indemnity is a 1944 film noir crime drama directed by Billy Wilder, co-written by Wilder and Raymond Chandler, produced by Buddy DeSylva and Joseph Sistrom. The screenplay was based on James M. Cain's 1943 novella of the same name, which appeared as an eight-part serial in Liberty magazine, beginning in February 1936; the film stars Fred MacMurray as an insurance salesman, Barbara Stanwyck as a provocative housewife who wishes her husband were dead, Edward G. Robinson as a claims adjuster whose job is to find phony claims; the term "double indemnity" refers to a clause in certain life insurance policies that doubles the payout in rare cases when death is caused accidentally, such as while riding a railway. Praised by many critics when first released, Double Indemnity was nominated for seven Academy Awards but did not win any. Regarded as a classic, it is cited as a paradigmatic film noir and as having set the standard for the films that followed in that genre. Deemed "culturally or aesthetically significant" by the U.
S. Library of Congress in 1992, Double Indemnity was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. In 1998, it was ranked No. 38 on the American Film Institute's list of the 100 best American films of all time, in 2007 it placed 29th on their 10th Anniversary list. In 1938, Walter Neff, a successful insurance salesman, returns to his office building in downtown Los Angeles late one night. Visibly in pain and sporting a gunshot wound on his shoulder, he begins dictating a confession into a Dictaphone for his friend and colleague, Barton Keyes, a brilliant claims adjuster; the story, told in flashback, ensues. Neff first meets the alluring Phyllis Dietrichson during a routine house call to remind her husband that his automobile insurance policy is up for renewal, they flirt, until Phyllis asks how she could take out an accident policy on her husband's life without his knowledge. Neff deduces she is contemplating murder, makes it clear he wants no part of it. However, he cannot get her out of his mind, when Phyllis shows up at his apartment, he cannot resist her any longer.
Neff knows all the tricks of his trade and devises a plan to make the murder of her husband appear to be an accidental fall from a train that will trigger the "double indemnity" clause and pay out twice the policy's face value. He tricks Mr. Dietrichson into signing the policy by making him think he is signing a duplicate copy of his auto renewal policy. Neff tricks him into signing a blank check to pay for the policy. After Dietrichson breaks his leg, Phyllis drives him to the Southern Pacific's Glendale train station for a trip to Palo Alto to attend a college reunion. Neff is hiding in the backseat and strangles Dietrichson when Phyllis turns onto a deserted side street. Neff boards the train posing as Dietrichson and using his crutches, he makes his way to the last car, the observation car, steps outside to the open platform to smoke a cigarette. A complication ensues when Neff posing as Dietrichson meets a passenger named Mr. Jackson there, but he manages to get Jackson to leave. Neff throws the crutches onto the railroad tracks, jumps off the rear train car at a prearranged spot in Burbank to meet up with Phyllis, drags Dietrichson's body onto the tracks.
Mr. Norton, the company's chief, believes the death was suicide, but Keyes scoffs at the idea, quoting statistics indicating the improbability of suicide by jumping off a slow-moving train, to Neff's hidden delight. Keyes suspects foul play on Phyllis' part because he suspected that she was having an affair with another man. Keyes' instincts, which he refers to as the "little man," pointing to his abdomen, continue to nag him about Dietrichson's death. Norton does not suspect foul play at first, but does and refuses to pay off the accidental death clause, which becomes a problem for both Neff and Phyllis. Like Keyes, Norton wonders why Dietrichson did not file a claim for his broken leg, deduces Dietrichson did not know about the policy. Keyes tells Neff of his theory outside Neff's apartment. Keyes soon concludes that Phyllis and some unknown accomplice murdered Dietrichson for the insurance money, but needs more proof. Keyes, however, is not Neff's only worry; the victim's daughter, comes to him, convinced that stepmother Phyllis is behind her father's death.
Lola's mother died under suspicious circumstances, when Phyllis was her nurse. Neff begins seeing Lola, at first to keep her from going to the police with her suspicions; this changes because he is plagued by guilt and a sense of responsibility to protect her from Phyllis. Neff suspects she will murder Lola because of both her suspicion in her parents' murders and to take the inheritance for herself. Before his death, Mr. Dietrichson found out that Phyllis planned to kill him for financial gain and changed his will to prevent it. In his will, he left both his business and money to Lola as his primary beneficiary, leaving Phyllis with nothing. Keyes brings Jackson to Los Angeles, suspecting that the man aboard the train had not been Dietrichson, but rather had been Phyllis' accomplice in Dietrichson's murder. After examining photographs of Dietrichson, Jackson is sure that the man he met in the observation car was at least ten years younger. Now certain that he can prove murder, Keyes is eager to force Phyllis to sue.
Neff warns Phyllis not to pursue the insurance claim in court and admits that he has been talking to Lola about her past. Phyllis, insists on filing suit to pursue the claim despite the risk to both her and Neff. Lola tells Neff that she has discovered that her boyfriend, the hotheaded Nino Zachetti, has been seeing Phyllis behind her back
Roger Joseph Ebert was an American film critic, journalist and author. He was a film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times from 1967 until his death in 2013. In 1975, Ebert became the first film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. Ebert and Chicago Tribune critic Gene Siskel helped popularize nationally televised film reviewing when they co-hosted the PBS show Sneak Previews, followed by several variously named At the Movies programs; the two verbally traded humorous barbs while discussing films. They created and trademarked the phrase "Two Thumbs Up", used when both hosts gave the same film a positive review. After Siskel died in 1999, Ebert continued hosting the show with various co-hosts and starting in 2000, with Richard Roeper. Neil Steinberg of the Chicago Sun-Times said Ebert "was without question the nation's most prominent and influential film critic", Tom Van Riper of Forbes described him as "the most powerful pundit in America", Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times called him "the best-known film critic in America".
Ebert lived with cancer of the thyroid and salivary glands beginning in 2002. In 2006, he required treatment necessitating the removal of his lower jaw, leaving him disfigured and costing him the ability to speak or eat normally, his ability to write remained unimpaired and he continued to publish both online and in print until his death on April 4, 2013. Roger Joseph Ebert was born in Urbana, the only child of Annabel, a bookkeeper, Walter Harry Ebert, an electrician, he was raised Roman Catholic, attending St. Mary's elementary school and serving as an altar boy in Urbana, his paternal grandparents were German his maternal ancestry was Irish and Dutch. Ebert's interest in journalism began when he was a student at Urbana High School, where he was a sports writer for The News-Gazette in Champaign, Illinois. In his senior year, he was class president and editor-in-chief of his high school newspaper, The Echo. In 1958, he won the Illinois High School Association state speech championship in "radio speaking", an event that simulates radio newscasts.
Regarding his early influences in film criticism, Ebert wrote in the 1998 parody collection Mad About the Movies: Ebert began taking classes at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign as an early-entrance student, completing his high school courses while taking his first university class. After graduating from Urbana High School in 1960, Ebert attended and received his undergraduate degree in 1964. While at the University of Illinois, Ebert worked as a reporter for The Daily Illini and served as its editor during his senior year while continuing to work as a reporter for the News-Gazette of Champaign-Urbana, Illinois; as an undergraduate, he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity and president of the U. S. Student Press Association. One of the first movie reviews he wrote was a review of La Dolce Vita, published in The Daily Illini in October 1961. Ebert spent a semester as a master's student in the department of English there before attending the University of Cape Town on a Rotary fellowship for a year.
He returned from Cape Town to his graduate studies at Illinois for two more semesters and after being accepted as a PhD candidate at the University of Chicago, he prepared to move to Chicago. He needed a job to support himself while he worked on his doctorate and so applied to the Chicago Daily News, hoping that, as he had sold freelance pieces to the Daily News, including an article on the death of writer Brendan Behan, he would be hired by editor Herman Kogan. Instead Kogan referred Ebert to the city editor at the Chicago Sun-Times, Jim Hoge, who hired Ebert as a reporter and feature writer at the Sun-Times in 1966, he attended doctoral classes at the University of Chicago while working as a general reporter at the Sun-Times for a year. After movie critic Eleanor Keane left the Sun-Times in April 1967, editor Robert Zonka gave the job to Ebert; the load of graduate school and being a film critic proved too much, so Ebert left the University of Chicago to focus his energies on film criticism.
Ebert began his career as a film critic in 1967. That same year, he met film critic Pauline Kael for the first time at the New York Film Festival. After he sent her some of his columns, she told him they were "the best film criticism being done in American newspapers today"; that same year, Ebert's first book, a history of the University of Illinois titled Illini Century: One Hundred Years of Campus Life, was published by the University's press. In 1969, his review of Night of the Living Dead was published in Reader's Digest. Ebert co-wrote the screenplay for the 1970 Russ Meyer film Beyond the Valley of the Dolls and sometimes joked about being responsible for the film, poorly received on its release yet has become a cult classic. Ebert and Meyer made Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens, Up!, other films, were involved in the ill-fated Sex Pistols movie Who Killed Bambi? Starting in 1968, Ebert worked for the University of Chicago as an adjunct lecturer, teaching a night class on film at the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies.
In 1975, Ebert received the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. As of 2007, his reviews were syndicated to more than 200 newspapers in the United States and abroad. Ebert publish