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The First Time: Liv Tyler

The First Time: Liv Tyler

Liv Tyler describes seeing Kiss in concert as a child, learning to speak Elvish for her role as Arwen in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and having lunch with Marlon Brando in the latest installment of “The First Time.”

Tyler remembers being brought to a Kiss concert in Portland, Maine at the age of four or five, which very well could have been the Creatures of the Night/10th Anniversary Tour in 1983. Tyler’s mother, Bebe Buell, introduced her to Gene Simmons pre-Kiss makeup. “He was very nice and very sweet,” she recalls. “And then he went away and then suddenly this person came back.”

Tyler saw Simmons’ signature dragon platform shoes, wings and makeup — and was terrified. “He wagged his tongue at me and I started to cry,” she laughs. “He said, ‘I’m sorry! It’s just me, it’s Gene!’”

For her role as Arwen in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Tyler lists off the extensive training she had to go through: sword fighting, horseback riding and learning the Elvish language. She mentions an intense scene in which she’s riding her horse, Asfaloth. “We were on a stage and I had to be on this horse, but it was inside — and it was a very powerful stallion and I was a little bit scared.” She cracks up at the footage that exists of her riding away in terror.

Tyler has met countless celebrities in her lifetime, but the person who made her absolutely starstruck was Marlon Brando. Tyler had dinner with the late actor and her agent, and recalls Brando playing magic trick at the table in which he made his red pocket square disappear. “Ultimately 20 minutes later, he actually had a fake thumb on,” she laughs. “I’ve met some amazing people in my lifetime, but that definitely blew me away.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Tyler talks about the time she starred in a music video, which was Aerosmith’s “Crazy” in 1994 — part of the trilogy that helped jumpstart Alicia Silverstone’s career. Director Marty Callner had tried to cast Tyler in the video after seeing her in a Pantene commercial, not realizing she was Steven Tyler’s daughter. Tyler, who was still in high school, had to endure seeing herself on MTV’s Video Countdown for a year.

“When I’d get up in the morning and put it on and get ready, whenever that video came on, that’s when I knew I could get in the shower,” she said. “Because I was too embarrassed to watch myself.”

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The American Academy Of Pediatrics Asks Social Media Sites To Stop The Spread Of Misinformation About Vaccines

The American Academy Of Pediatrics Asks Social Media Sites To Stop The Spread Of Misinformation About Vaccines

Doctors want Facebook, YouTube (whose parent company is Google), and even Pinterest to do more to stop the spread of vaccine misinformation.

Kyle E. Yasuda, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics wrote to the aforementioned companies in an attempt to raise awareness of vaccines following a recent measles outbreak.

“As parents increasingly turn to social media to gather information and form opinions about their children’s health, the consequences of inaccurate information play out offline,” writes Yasuda, calling the current situation a “public health crisis.”

Via CNet

This letter came just days before Facebook and YouTube announced its plans to crack down on anti-vaccine content. While the announcements came in quick succession, both platforms are unique and required their own action plans to address the situation. In a company newsletter, Facebook revealed its intent to reduce the visibility of anti-vaccine groups, while also rejecting ads that promote that stance. On top of that, they won’t recommend content that contains what they deem misinformation that information both on that platform and Instagram through hashtags while also looking to promote pro-vaccine content. YouTube will take a slightly different approach by removing ads on videos they deem to be spreading conspiracy theories regarding the subject.

With that in mind, the World Health Organization lists “Vaccine Hesitancy” as one of the major global threats to humanity in 2019. According to their statistics, the proper shots prevent 2-3 million deaths a year, and that number could grow if coverage can spread around the world.

Via Tubefilter.com

Still, the anti-vaccine movement has grown in popularity over the last several years. In fact, some of the loudest voices in the community come from very high profile names like tattoo and makeup sensation Kat Von D, Jenny McCarthy, and Kristie Alley — who have all faced equal parts support and backlash for their stance on the matter. For them, and many others, the argument has been that the decision to vaccinate a child should be done by the parent, whether it is for health reasons or personal belief.

Most recently, Teen Mom star Kailyn Lowry revealed she chose not to vaccinate her youngest of three children. According to her, she was hesitant to do so with her oldest, and she was more selective with her middle child.

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Vancouver dance festival taps into global themes through bodies

Vancouver dance festival taps into global themes through bodies

At a time when divisive tweets can trigger anxiety around the globe, the Vancouver International Dance Festival (March 4–30) aspires to reach across cultures to engage audiences with a universal language without words.

“I tell my students that before we spoke, back in the caveman days, we danced,” says Barbara Bourget, co-producer of the festival. “We danced to bring the rain. We danced to bring the sun. We danced for the crops.”

This year’s program features several Indigenous groups from Taiwan and Canada. Here’s some of what audiences can expect.

Raven Spirit Dance, Gathering Light (March 13–16)

For choreographer Michelle Olson, the community where she’s from is a large source of inspiration.

“I’m from the Tr’ondek Hwech’in First Nation, which is out in Dawson City [Yukon]. … I make sure I go every summer. I spend time on the land. I spend time with my family and friends,” she told Gloria Macarenko, host of Our Vancouver.

At one point in Gathering Light, two dancers, arms outstretched like tree limbs, push and walk each other across the stage. Or perhaps it’s a dandelion in the wind. Olson describes the work as “the journey of a seed growing into a flower.”

Choreographer Michelle Olsen talks about the piece “Gathering Place” 4:57

Dairakudakan, Pseudo human / Super human (March 8, 9)

Members of the Japanese butoh group Dairakudakan highlight their body in stark white makeup, while iron and glass sculptures limit or tower over them, and electronic music provides the soundtrack in an impressive 90-minute work.

Festival co-producer Barbara Bourget saw Super human in Japan before choreographer Akaji Maro combined it into this larger work — and it made her cry.

“The end — I don’t know if he’s going to keep this ending — but the ending was so extraordinary I wept through the entire ending of the piece,” she said.

Technology clashes with humanity in the Japanese butoh ensemble Dairakudakan Pseudo human/Super human. (Hiroyuki Kawashima)

Manuel Roque, bang bang (March 13–16)

Dance’s ability to provoke a physical reaction in its audience may also be expected from Montrealer Manuel Roque’s solo piece bang bang.

Even in video, watching him step, spin and kick — and sweat — to a relentless beat may evoke exhaustion and awe.

“There is a common thread between dance, at its height, and sports or running or anything that’s physically demanding,” said Bourget. “There comes a point when the tiredness becomes replaced by a kind of euphoria.”

“I think in long-distance running, they call it ‘hitting the wall.’ You hit the wall. You think you’re not going to make it through. And when you blast through that wall, it’s like breathing, it’s so easy, right? And then, of course, you have recovery, and you can’t walk for four days.”

“The thing about a piece that is based on that kind of drive to push the body to the limit is, it will never come through on video the way it will, obviously, in the theatre,” said Bourget.

The Vancouver International Dance Festival runs March 4 to 20, 2019. For more information, go to vidf.ca.

With files from Our Vancouver

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‘Sudden, extreme gusts of wind, estimated at 100 knots’ hits Miami-bound Norwegian Escape cruise

‘Sudden, extreme gusts of wind, estimated at 100 knots’ hits Miami-bound Norwegian Escape cruise

Multiple people have been injured after the Norwegian Escape cruise ship was bombarded by ‘sudden, extreme gusts of wind, estimated at 100 knots’.

Norwegian Cruise shared a Twitter post stating that the wind caused the ship to tilt to the port (left) side on Sunday, right before midnight. 

‘Several injuries were reported and those guests and crew received immediate attention or are being treated by the ship’s medical staff,’ the cruise line said in a Monday tweet. ‘There was no damage to the ship; she remains fully operational and continues her scheduled itinerary.’

One hundred knots is approximately 115mph.  

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People on the cruise shared updates about their predicament, with some sharing photos and videos of the inside of the ship

Chairs and tables fell all over each other and were shoved to one side

‘Several injuries were reported and those guests and crew received immediate attention or are being treated by the ship’s medical staff,’ the cruise line said in a Monday tweet . ‘There was no damage to the ship; she remains fully operational and continues her scheduled itinerary’

The ship had just started its seven-night journey from New York City and was headed to Port Canaveral, Florida, before heading going to the Bahamas.

On Twitter, the cruise line continued: ‘She is currently headed to Port Canaveral for an anticipated early arrival on March 5. Neither the current itinerary, nor the next sailing are expected to be impacted. 

People on the cruise shared updates about their predicament, with some sharing photos and videos of the inside of the ship. 

A gift-shop is left in shambles after all the commotion with the wind and the ship 

Patterson said that he was thankful for the staff’s response, adding that even performers rushed to assist anyone who needed help

On Twitter, the cruise line continued: ‘She is currently headed to Port Canaveral for an anticipated early arrival on March 5. Neither the current itinerary, nor the next sailing are expected to be impacted.

Norwegian Cruise shared in a Twitter post stating that the wind caused the ship to tilt to the port (left) side on Sunday, right before midnight

‘The scariest s**t just happened on this cruise,’ said user @GVelez. ‘Chairs, tables, glass, people went flying to one side of the ship @CruiseNorwegian.’ 

AJ Black stated: ‘Honestly, @CruiseNorwegian, the gust of wind that threw all of the shattered glass all over my bed and floor is all on mother nature, but where my pro-rated premium plus discount for all the bottled water I was going to drink tonight? #norwegianescape #nclescape.’ 

Michael Patterson, a makeup artist based in New York City, shared photos and videos from the wild moment on both his Instagram and Twitter.  

Michael Patterson, a makeup artist based in New York City, shared photos and videos from the wild moment on both his Instagram and Twitter

‘The @CruiseNorwegian Escape was hit be a 100+ knot gust last night,’ said Patterson. ‘The ship tilted and damage was everywhere. Crazy!’ 

Patterson explained that he, his boyfriend and his boyfriend’s family had been enjoying the dueling pianos when the ship began tilting.

‘It was a little rocky from the storm but the ship started tilting to the side,’ he explained to the Dailymail.com. 

‘My boyfriend worked for Norwegian a couple of years ago so we could tell that something was wrong.’

Michael Patterson, a makeup artist based in New York City, shared photos and videos from the wild moment on both his Instagram and Twitter

Patterson says he, his boyfriend and his boyfriend’s brother huddled up into formation around the boyfriend’s parents and worked to get them to safety. 

He knew to get to the middle of the ship and worked with the family to get the in approximately 45 seconds.

‘It was like walking up a huge incline, 10 minutes of this tilting and it was only really two minutes’ he added. ‘I didn’t know what was happening. You would look out of one window and see water and waves straight down. You would look through the other side and just see rain.’

Patterson and the family maneuvered around tables, chairs and broken glasses and had to dodge artwork that ‘was coming off the walls.’  

His group escaped the chaos, unscathed, but Patterson needed to walk and clear his anxiety. 

‘There were people bleeding on the carpet from their feet, having panic attacks and crying as people tried to calm them down,’ said Patterson.

He continued: ‘There were people on stretchers being brought in from the staff. We even saw people fall over but we had been in survival mode.’ 

Patterson did share that he was thankful for the staff’s response, adding that even performers rushed to assist anyone who needed help. 

Patterson and the family maneuvered around tables, chairs and broken glasses and had to dodge artwork that ‘was coming off the walls’

The makeup artist said that people were cutting themselves from all the glass that had fallen on the ground

Jewelry display mannequins fell over and jewelry pieces were flung around this case

‘Cruise Director Alvin was right in the center of the ship keeping everything calm and organized,’ he added. ‘And there was no damages.’

The makeup artist did share his concern for people who could have fallen overboard, adding that there were several calls for people to return to their rooms. 

He said: They can’t really do a roll call. I’m hoping no one went overboard. The way that the ship tilted, it’s really possible.

Even stages were damaged during the commotion as seen by the curtains hanging off

It is unknown how much glass was destroyed when the wind hit the boat 

But Patterson did appear to look at the situation with optimism, sharing that he would still book with Norwegian even though his boyfriend’s family was shook.  

‘It was a scary moment but it makes you realize what you have in life,’ added the man, who was enjoying his time at Disney World in Florida before continuing on his cruise.

The Norwegian Escape was built in 2015 and has a guest capacity of 4,266, according to their website. There are approximately 1,733 staff on-board.  

Lounge seats sit in the corner of a barroom but do not appear to be damaged

Bar stools are pushed under tables as drink bins lay on the ground

A ballroom is left practically empty after all of the shuffling of tables and chairs

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Makeup I’m Loving Right Now

Makeup I’m Loving Right Now

I talk about the makeup or skincare I’m trying out quite regularly on Instagram so be sure to follow along over there to say in the loop!

I’m working on a more comprehensive look at some foundations I’ve been loving recently but I’m waiting until I can speak normally and am over my sinus head cold disaster before I make more videos!

In the meantime. . .

Here is some of the makeup I’ve been loving lately. I change things up often, but on a recent trip out of town I only brought these things and was happy with my choices!

Nars Sheer Glow foundation – The first time I applied this foundation I thought it looked more like a full coverage than a buildable “sheer glow”. I *liked* the look but I was surprised at the result. Since using it a few more times I’ve learned that it truly is buildable, just like Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk. You can swipe on one pump with fingers and get a really natural finish or you can apply a bit more, perhaps using a brush, for a fuller coverage. It looks radiant on the skin and I really love how to wears and looks in photos!

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away concealer – This has been a go-to concealer for a few months now. It looks natural but covers and brightens with ease.

Milani Rose Powder blush in Blossomtime – I love the soft rosy pink of this blush and it has the nicest warm reflection to it on the skin.

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow palette – This is such a beautiful palette and a total splurge as well. I’m looking for another highlight and bronze/contour palette that is a bit more budget friendly but I can assure you that you won’t be disappointed with this one if you try it.

Milani Soft & Sultry palette – I found this palette at Ulta and was so pleased to see it was only $20. It’s a GREAT all around neutral palette that you can do so much with. The colors blend beautifully and it’s a good size for traveling too!

Anastasia Brow Perfect Brow Pencil – I use a handful of different eyebrow products but I always come back to Anastasia brow pencils.

Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Demolition (dark brown) – My go-to eyeliner

Benefit Roller Lash mascara – I love this mascara. It holds the curl so well and leaves an inky finish without being TOO wet.

Clinique Botton Lash mascara – Great for finding the smallest bottom lashes!

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Petal – These are so easy to wear and you almost never need a mirror to apply them! I love Petal for a soft pink.

If you are in the mood for a makeup tutorial video, you’ll love this (it has some drugstore products that I’ve been loving as well!)

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