Top Ten Summer Songs (2018)

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The best summer songs this year

Summer cannot be complete without always having access to great music. In my outlook, the definition of a great summer song depends on a person’s mood; there is one song if you are in the mood to party and another song if you are in the mood to get reflective in a quiet environment. My picks of the best songs for the summer:

  1. I’ll Be There – Jess Glyne
  2. Back To You – Selena Gomez
  3. Freaky Friday – Lil Dicky (Feat. Chris Brown)
  4. Welcome To The Party – Diplo, French Montana & Lil Pump (Feat. Zhavia Ward)
  5. Apes**t – The Carters
  6. Solo – Clean Bandit (Feat. Demi Lovato)
  7. Girls – Rita Ora (Feat. Cardi B, Bebe Rexha and Charli XCX)
  8. Familiar – Liam Payne & J. Balvin
  9. Never Be The Same – Camila Cabello
  10. Flames – David Guetta (Feat. Sia)

 

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Nominations Forecast for Emmy Awards – Part VI

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The supporting actress that really deserve a nomination this year

In the sixth part of a series on the forecasts for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards are the forecasts for ‘Best Supporting Actress’. In my outlook, a fine supporting actress is somebody who manages to bring a really good supporting character in a program more visibility among a cast of characters, which all have something to add to the show; it makes or breaks the character. My picks:

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Kaley Cuoco (for ‘The Big Bang Theory’)
Hilary Duff (for ‘Younger’)
Sarah Hyland (for ‘Modern Family’)
Alyssa Milano ((for ‘Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later’)
Sofia Vergara (for ‘Modern Family’)

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Alexis Bledel (for ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’)
Ashley Judd (for ‘Berlin Station’)
Meghan Markle (for ‘Suits’)
Danielle Panabaker (for ‘The Flash’)
Michelle Yeoh (for Star Trek: Discovery)

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie
Kate Bosworth (for ‘The Long Road Home’)
Penelope Cruz (for ‘The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’)
Dakota Fanning (for ‘The Alienist’)
Anna Paquin (for ‘Alias Grace’)
Sharon Stone (for ‘Mosaic’)

Nominations Forecast for Emmy Awards – Part V

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The supporting actors that really deserve a nomination this year

In the fifth part of a series on the forecasts for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards are the forecasts for ‘Best Supporting Actor’. Supporting actors contribute substantially to the overall cast of a program and in my outlook, what makes a fine supporting actor is that type of supporting cast member who manages to carve out a portion of the spotlight which belongs to the main actor of a program, by brilliantly placing it upon himself. My picks:

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Dave Franco (for ‘Easy’)
Chris Pine (for ‘Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years’)
Eric Stonestreet (for ‘Modern Family’)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson (for “Modern Family’)
Martin Sheen (for ‘Grace and Frankie’)

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Adrien Brody (for ‘Peaky Blinders’)
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (for ‘Game Of Thrones’)
Joseph Fiennes (for ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’)
Rhys Ifans (for ‘Berlin Station’)
James Marsden (for ‘Westworld’)

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie
Luke Evans (for ‘The Alienist’)
Kevin Bacon (for ‘Story Of A Girl’)
Ricky Martin (for ‘The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’)
Jeff Daniels (for ‘Godless’)
John Leguizamo (for ‘Waco’)

A Stranger’s Party

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What to do if you have to be at a stranger’s party

A party propping up in your social calendar which you would rather not go to is not an amusing thing. But such a party can prop up unexpectedly in your calendar if a friend invites you to a party where you will know nobody, except for him (or her). It could rid you with anxiety over how to deal with such a situation because you are supposed to go to a stranger’s party and the party could very easily be obnoxious and not a great match for you.

An example of this kind of a party is: let’s say, your best friend has a big party in his social calendar coming up that is thrown by his boss, and your friend has asked you to accompany him to it but you know nobody there, except for him. What I would do if faced with such a scenario is ask my best friend to provide more details on the party: the avenue, the kind of people that will be going to it, the food that will be served, etc. so that I can make a decision over whether or not I should take time out of my busy life to accompany him to the party.

What could happen if you go into this type of party totally clueless about what it might be like is that the party could turn out to be a bad match and you might end up not enjoying yourself at all. If it appears that the party is going to be a bad match for you, then you must let your friend know before the day arrives that you cannot be at the party. Then, to not disappoint him (or her), pick an alternate idea or another day of the week for the two of you to get together separately and have fun, if your friend desperately has to go to this party, even though you aren’t. You must also provide a reason why you turned your friend’s offer down – in that case, just be truthful with them and say that it is looking as if the party is going to be one that you will not enjoy.

 

Nominations Forecast for Emmy Awards – Part IV

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The variety programs which deserve a nomination this year

In the fourth part of a series on the forecasts for the Primetime Emmy Awards (2018) are the forecasts for ‘Best Variety Program’; an example of a variety program is a talk show or a live telecast. In my outlook, what makes a great variety program is one which when broadcasted (whether that is live or is a recorded edition) includes a star or several stars with stellar entertaining prowess or provides an informative and delightful look into the subject matter that is being talked about. My picks:

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Real Time with Bill Maher
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Late Night with Seth Meyers
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Outstanding Variety Special (Live)
The Oscars
The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards
Hand In Hand: A Benefit For Hurricane Relief
2017 MTV Video Music Awards
2018 Billboard Music Awards

Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)
Elton John: I’m Still Standing – A Grammy Salute
The Golden Globes 75th Anniversary Special
Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live At The Apollo
Barbra: The Music…The Mem’ries…The Magic!
2017 VH1 Hip Hop Honors: ’90s Game Changers

Nomination Forecast for Emmy Awards – Part III

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The animated and children’s programs that really deserve a nomination this year

In the third part of a series focusing on the forecasts for the 70thPrimetime Emmy Awards are the forecasts for ‘Best Animated and Best Children’s Program’. In my outlook, a great program that is aimed at an audience with young frame of minds is a program which has a really great story; the story comes first, and then comes the animation, which must be brilliant too. This is because a great story makes you enjoy, cherish, relate and feel a range of emotions and that is what separates the program from a seriously boring one and makes it one that is definitely worth everyone’s time. My picks:

Outstanding Animated Program
Baymax Returns (Big Hero 6: The Series)
The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular
Scoobynatural
South Park
The Simpsons

Outstanding Children’s Program
Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie
The Magical Wand Chase: A Sesame Street Special
The Number On Great-Grandpa’s Arm
The Legend of Boo-kini Bottom (Spongebob Squarepants)
Star Wars Rebels

Nomination Forecast for Emmy Awards – Part II

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The lead actresses who deserve a nomination this year

In the second part of a series outlining the forecasts for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards are the forecasts for ‘Best Actress’. In my outlook, what it takes to be a great actress is a great character to work with – the kind that can and is not afraid to demonstrate strength and beauty centre stage as a woman. My picks:

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Zoeey Deschanel (for ‘New Girl’)
Minnie Driver (for ‘Speechless’)
Tiffany Hadish (for ‘The Last O.G.’)
Sarah Jessica Parker (for ‘Divorce’)
Jane Seymour (for ‘Let’s Get Physical’)

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Emilia Clarke (for ‘Game Of Thrones’)
Claire Danes (for ‘Homeland’)
Elizabeth Hurley (for ‘The Royals’)
Winona Ryder (for ‘Stranger Things’)
Bella Thorne (for ‘Famous In Love’)

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie
Toni Braxton (for ‘Faith Under Fire: The Antoinette Tuff Story’)
Lily Collins (for ‘The Last Tycoon’)
Maya Hawke (for ‘Little Women’)
Carey Mulligan (for ‘Collateral’)
Catherine Zeta-Jones (for ‘Cocaine Godmother: The Griselda Blanco Story’)