Photo-Illustration: Vulture and Photos by Getty Images 1912: The U.S. government breaks up the New York–based conglomerate Motion Picture Patents Company, a.k.a. the Movie Trust. This paves the way for a newly formed Universal to open studios in L.A. and attract more of the budding film industry. 1928: Each of the big eight film studios now opens in L.A., ushering in the “Golden Age” of film in Hollywood. At the same time, Schenectady stations W2XB and WGY transmit the first-ever televised drama, The Queen’s Messenger , to Los Angeles. Direct lines between the entertainment industries on the two coasts begin to be drawn. 1938: After more than a decade of operating solely out of New York, radio-broadcast rivals NBC and CBS confirm the pull of L.A. by opening studios there. 1939: The earliest commercial-TV experiments begin with NBC station W2XBS, establishing New York as the new medium’s hub of innovation. 1946: Contrary to conventional East Coast wisdom, … [Read more...] about The History of Comedians Moving Between NYC and L.A.
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March 02, 2021 - 09:03 GMT Gemma Strong Gwen Stefani looks totally different as she shares Instagram photo showing her with a blunt black bob and fringe Gwen Stefani is no stranger to mixing up her style – but she looks totally different in her latest Instagram snapshot. The No Doubt singer, who favours a platinum blonde hair colour, posted a picture showing her sporting a blunt black bob and fringe. MORE: Gavin Rossdale pays sweet tribute to lookalike son Kingston – see photo The striking snapshot was captured by top photographer Ellen von Unworth, whom Gwen credited in her caption, writing: "@ellenvonunwerth making me look good gx." Loading the player... WATCH: The Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton love story Gwen's 11.1 million followers were quick to react to the transformation. The comments section of her post was inundated with flame emojis, with one fan writing: "That black hair tho!" A second wrote: "YOU. … [Read more...] about Gwen Stefani looks totally different after surprising hair transformation
February 23, 2021 - 09:44 GMT Sharnaz Shahid The Voice UK's Emma Willis shares extremely rare picture of lookalike sisters, Sharon and Rebecca Griffiths. Take a look here... Emma Willis has taken a trip down memory lane, reflecting on the moment she co-presented the 2017 BRIT Awards alongside Dermot O'Leary . On the four-year anniversary of the exciting career highlight on Monday, the TV presenter shared a series of behind-the-scenes photos - including one featuring both her sisters, Sharon and Rebecca Griffiths. MORE: Emma Willis professes love for husband Matt in hilarious selfie Loading the player... WATCH: Emma and Matt Willis unveil major home change "Post-show with my sisters," she simply wrote. Alongside another image, Emma touched upon her nerves from that night. MORE: Emma Willis shares incredible homeschool meal prep with fans during lockdown SEE: Emma Willis shares sweet glimpse into … [Read more...] about Emma Willis shares extremely rare photo of lookalike sisters