There's so much pandering pap, Machiavellian crap and factory-processed opinion swirling around these days that when one encounters a fragment of truth, it is shocking and heart stopping. Trust me, you want people to buzz about your product, service, or cause? Then turn the bullshit generator off and tell it like it is.
The annual Academy Awards ceremony is not only the biggest night of the year for film, it has become the biggest night of the year for fashion. Of course, the 85th annual Academy Awards festivities were filled with glamorous gowns, but here's a look at 10 gents who hit the 2013 Oscar red carpet in style.
Okay... is it just me, or would a movie starring George Clooney as a middle-aged man in a midlife crisis that takes a job as a salesmen in a women's shoe story be amazing? Sole Food... what about that? Kind of like a sequel to Tom Hanks in Larry Crowne... that could be a 2011/12 version of Armageddon/Deep Impact.
Ontario political parties continued to duke it out while Torontonians elbowed each other to glimpse the stars who descended upon TIFF. HuffPost Canada readers were treated to the continuing commentary of our daily star election debate panel, while also enjoying our red carpet coverage of the festival, including an exclusive interview with Megan Fox (who confessed her love for Shia LaBeouf). Michael Lewis, author of the book based on the movie Moneyball, lashed back at critics of his movie, and posted a video with Ryan Gosling. The highlight of my week, however, was attending the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center's luncheon. Laureen Harper was awarded the group's annual "Woman of Valor" award. If that were not enough prominent and remarkable women for one week, HuffPost Supremette Arianna descended upon Montreal for an annual digital media conference. he also hinted that a francophone HuffPost could be in the works. Attendez...
Certainly, Clooney's high-profile but informal mode of public diplomacy takes attention away from front line workers. It does so, however, without building a rigid and competitive sense of hierarchy and institutionalized status. The real danger for Clooney is a sense of overexposure at a time of triumph.