Wendy Williams New App!

ENTERTAINMENT AND MEDIA MOGUL WENDY WILLIAMS

LAUNCHES ENTERTAINMENT AND LIFESTYLE MOBILE APP

NEW YORK, NY – May 25, 2017 – Media mogul, entrepreneur and Emmy® nominated talk show host Wendy Williams, is expanding her winning formula into Mobile with the official launch of her new entertainment and lifestyle app, Wendy Digital, available on Apple and Android, starting today.  The app aims to provide a fun content-rich entertainment experience that indulges users with a daily dose of pop culture.

Wendy Digital will feature daily celebrity ‘Hot Topics’ where users can chime in on the show’s discussion, and catch behind-the-scenes footage of Wendy ‘on the go,’ including never-before-seen celebrity interviews and video content through ‘Suddenly Wendy’. Entertainment and celebrity knowledge will be tested and rewarded through the app’s ‘E-Trivia’ section. The app also features a ‘Shopping’ section, making it easy for users to browse and purchase Wendy’s outfit of the day, her latest HSN Collection, along with her favorite product recommendations.

Wendy is introducing her own line of emoticons, WenMoji, with the launch, giving users a fun way to express themselves with a set of her widely known catch phrases, including her popular ‘How you Doin’.

“A part of what I love about my show, is the connection I have with my audience and fans, whether it be in the studio, or while they’re watching at home,” said Wendy Williams. “Now through my app, I have a brand new platform where I can continue to engage with my fans, and be able to share more behind-the-scenes intel into my life outside of the show.”

Wendy Digital is available through the app store for free. For more information on the Wendy Williams app, visit www.wendywilliamsdigital.com

Urbanscapes 2017: Clean Bandit Live in Kuala Lumpur

English band Clean Bandit played to the packed KL Live on 18th May, Thursday night, performing their signature blend of electronic and classical sounds on their show in Kuala Lumpur. The event started at 8 p.m with an hour-long opening act by Alextbh, the local RnB artist from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, opening the night with his hit ‘You’. The show proceeded to its main act at around 9pm. The crowd screamed to welcome the band members who appeared one by one on the stage, Clean Bandit kicked off the show with 2014 track ‘UK Shanty’, followed by another 2014 track ‘Stronger’, immediately sending the party vibes throughout the hall.

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They continued the night with their other hits, ‘Extraordinary’, ‘Come Over’, to the more recent songs like ’Symphony’ and ‘Rockabye’ were also on their set list. The band members regularly interacted with their fans and showed off their musical skills by playing many instruments, including violin, as well as electronic drums. The crowd also played its part in the concert, singing along with the band, clapping hands in the air and dancing individually or in small groups making the hall a party scene.

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After performing 15 songs, the band left the stage making it seem like the end of the show, but in just couple minutes they were back and the party atmosphere continued when the group started performing their other hit, ’Tears’. As the song ended, the iconic intro of ‘Rather Be’ which won the Grammy Award in 2015 for Best Dancing Recording, was played and the crowd went crazily enthusiastic again. There was definitely no place electronic music lovers would rather have been at that moment but right there, singing the song together to close one amazing night.

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Memorial Day Weekend Must-Haves!

These three new releases from Time Inc. Books are must-haves for any cookbook collection and are guaranteed to get you fired up to grill over the holiday weekend.

 

Texas BBQ by the Editors of Southern Living (April 11, 2017, $19.99)

From the Editors of Southern Living, this ode to Lone Star flavor highlights diverse barbecue styles from east to west and panhandle to coast. You’ll learn how the pulled pork of East Texas is different from the spice-rubbed beef of South Texas and how the beer-poached grilled sausage of Central Texas varies from the garlicky grilled sausage of Southeast Texas.

Recipe Excerpt: Spicy Grilled Wings


Serve these satisfyingly spicy wings paired with the creamy Blue Cheese Sauce and a selection of locally brewed IPAs. 


Hands-on 1 hour  Total 1 hour, 10 minutes, including sauce  Serves 12

 

2 teaspoons ground chipotle chile pepper

2 teaspoons black pepper

2 teaspoons table salt 

41⁄2 to 5 pounds chicken wings

1 tablespoon olive oil

11⁄2 ounces (3 tablespoons) butter

1⁄2 cup chopped onion

2 garlic cloves, pressed

1 cup apple cider vinegar

1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce

1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste

2 tablespoons light brown sugar

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

2 teaspoons hot sauce

Blue Cheese Sauce 


1. Light 1 side of grill, heating to 350° to 400°F (medium-high). Combine the first 2 ingredients and 1 teaspoon of the salt. Cut off the chicken wing tips, and discard; cut wings in half at joint. Toss the wings with oil. Sprinkle the chicken with pepper mixture, and toss. Arrange the wings over the unlit side of grill. Grill, covered with grill lid, 18 to 20 minutes on each side or until done.

2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a saucepan over medium-high; add the onion and garlic, and sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Reduce heat to medium. Add the vinegar, next 5 ingredients, and remaining 1 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, 10 to 12 minutes or until bubbly.

3. Transfer the wings to a clean bowl; add half of the butter mixture, reserving remaining mixture. Toss the wings gently to coat. Place the wings on the lit side of grill. Grill, covered with grill lid, 10 minutes or until browned, turning occasionally. Toss the wings with reserved butter mixture. Serve with the Blue Cheese Sauce.


Blue Cheese Sauce


Hands-on 10 minutes  Total 10 minutes  Makes about 2 cups    


1 (8-ounce) container sour cream

1⁄3 cup buttermilk

1 (4-ounce) wedge blue cheese, crumbled

2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

1 teaspoon lemon zest

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon coarse-grained mustard

1⁄2 teaspoon table salt

1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper


Stir together all the ingredients until well blended. Cover and chill until ready to serve. 


The South’s Best Butts by Matt Moore (April 25, 2017, $26.95)

Using the almighty pork butt – long considered to be one of the South’s most revered cuts – as his cornerstone, Matt leaves no pits, ovens, grills, or smokers unturned, as he interviews the famous and not-so-famous pit masters of America’s Southern barbecue region for the techniques and recipes that have made their barbecue some of the most sought after from Texas to Tennessee.



Recipe Excerpt: B-Daddy’s Pork Tacos and Chipotle Slaw



You can’t visit Texas without having a taco, or three, as they are served at B-Daddy’s. The deliciously tender and slightly sweet pulled pork is heaped in a warmed tortilla with creamy chipotle slaw.


Serves 1  •  Hands-on: 10 minutes  •  Total: 10 minutes


1 ounce (2 tablespoons) unsalted butter

2 (6-inch) corn tortillas

6 ounces pulled pork, warmed

1⁄2 cup B-Daddy’s Chipotle Slaw 

2 tablespoons barbecue sauce (such as Head Country Barbecue Sauce)


1. Melt the butter in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high until it foams. Add the tortillas, and cook until bottoms are lightly charred, about 30 seconds. Turn and top evenly with the pork; cook 30 seconds.

2. Remove the tortillas, and slightly fold. Top each with about 1⁄4 cup of the slaw and 1 tablespoon of the barbecue sauce, and serve immediately.



B-Daddy’s Chipotle Slaw


B.R. and his son Kyle have perfected this creamy, spicy slaw to serve not only as a topping for a sandwich or taco, but also as a formidable side. If you can’t find chipotle salsa, simply blend up canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce until smooth. If you have time, it’s best to put this together a few hours before serving to really let the flavors meld.


Serves 8  •  Hands-on: 15 minutes  •  Total: 15 minutes


1⁄2 head red cabbage, cored and finely shredded

1⁄2 head green cabbage, cored and finely shredded

1⁄2 red onion, thinly sliced

1⁄2 bunch fresh cilantro, finely chopped

1⁄2 bunch scallions, finely chopped

1 cup matchstick carrots

3⁄4 cup mayonnaise

1⁄2 cup chipotle salsa

2 tablespoons honey

11⁄2 tablespoons Sriracha chili sauce

1 tablespoon kosher salt

1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper

1⁄2 tablespoon garlic powder

1 lime, juiced (about 2 tablespoons)


Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. Using tongs or clean hands, thoroughly toss mixture until combined. Cover and chill until ready to serve.


 

Coleman: The Outdoor Adventure Cookbook (April 11, 2017, $22.99)

Leave the canned beans and simple sandwiches at home. The Outdoor Adventure Cookbook will take your next campfire meal from ordinary to extraordinary. With this book’s expert advice combined with a couple of key outdoor pots and appliances as well as some careful prep and packing, you can wow your friends and family with your outdoor chef ingenuity.

Recipe Excerpt: Bourbon-Honey Baby Back Ribs  

Bourbon-Honey Baby Back Ribs

Hands-on: 20 minutes | Total: 1 hour, 50 minutes | Serves 6  

Take a lesson from your local barbecue joint and hand out hand wipes at the end of the meal. A cold water tap isn’t going to cut it  with these finger-lickin’ ribs. 

1 cup bourbon

1⁄2 cup honey

3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

2 teaspoons black pepper

2 teaspoons onion powder

2 (3-pound) slabs pork baby back ribs

1 tablespoon kosher salt

1⁄4 cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided


1. Heat a camping stove or grill to high (about 400° to 450°F).

2. Place the bourbon in a saucepan on the camping stove or grilling grate. Bring to a boil, and cook, stirring occasionally, until reduced to about 1⁄2 cup, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in the honey, vinegar, pepper, and onion powder, and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly syrupy, about 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat. 

3. Reduce the heat to medium-low (about 300° to 325°F). Rub the ribs with the salt and 1⁄4 cup of the oil. Wrap each slab separately in heavy-duty aluminum foil, wrapping tightly to form a packet. Place on grilling grate, and cook until the ribs are tender and done, about 11⁄2 hours, turning the packets occasionally. Carefully remove from the grilling grate. Brush the grilling grate with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, and increase the heat to medium-high (about 375° to 400°F). Remove the ribs from the foil, and arrange on the grilling grate. Cook, basting often with the bourbon sauce, until a crust forms on the outside of the ribs, about 2 minutes. Remove the ribs, and brush with the bourbon sauce. Cut the ribs between the bones,  and serve with the remaining bourbon sauce.

Introducing Brunette Bombshell × Disney Star Ronni Hawk

Ronni Hawk can be seen on the hit Disney Channel series “Stuck in the Middle.” Opposite a talented cast, Ronni plays the pretty, yet self-absorbed Rachel; the eldest of the Diaz’s seven children. “Stuck in the Waterpark – The Movie” will share the Diaz family adventures as they embark on a family vacation that doesn’t exactly go according to plan! The movie will also be available on Disney Channel’s multiple on-demand platforms including the app and Disney Channel vod.


In light of her newfound success, Ronni, who has considered herself an environmentalist since a very young age, is eager to use her position in the public eye to give back to those in need. Influenced by her father’s philanthropic work providing dental services and basic needs to communities in third world countries, Ronni has recently partnered with Thirst Project to raise funds and awareness surrounding the worldwide water crisis. With the launch of her campaign, Ronni will call on her fans to join her in raising money to fund projects building wells in communities where water is scarce.


Following in the footsteps of her mother, Ronni fell in love with performing while studying ballet as a young child. Ronni danced six hours a day, dividing her time between the Bak School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida, and the Boca Ballet Theatre. It was here that she discovered her interest and abilities in acting in an effort to expand her range of performance. During a weekend acting workshop for aspiring actors, Hawk connected with two acting coaches from LA who encouraged her to pursue her newfound passion and suggested she try Hollywood.


At the age of 13, Ronni seized an opportunity and flew to Los Angeles to meet with agents and managers. The first agent she interviewed with signed her on the spot in all categories, TV/Film, Commercial, Print and Voiceover. With the support of her friends and family, Ronni flew between the two coasts for auditions and training. At 15, she booked the role of “Rachel” on “Stuck in the Middle” and stayed in Los Angeles and began shooting the Disney sitcom.


Ronni’s experiences as a young dancer taught her the importance of self-control and prepared her for performing in front of large audiences. It was Ronni’s spirit and determination that prevented the rigors of the industry from having a negative impact on her self-confidence. Hawk equates much of her drive and focus as an actress to the intensity and strictness necessary to perfect the craft of dance. Ronni is also quick to thank great coaches, tutors and her family for all of their help, support and encouragement. For her current role, Ronni references TV favorites including “Vampire Diaries,” “The Originals” and “Peaky Blinders,” but looks forward to growing into dramatic roles as her career matures. She looks to the careers of film icons such as Leonardo Dicaprio, Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie and Robin Williams and classic works like “The Dead Poets Society” for inspiration.

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**Images of Hawk from spread will be available in our upcoming mid/late May print issue.

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All Things Safaree Samuels for 360 MAGAZINE

Bio

Safaree Lloyd Samuels (born July 4, 1981) is an American producer, rapper, songwriter and television personality. Starting his musical career in the group The Hoodstars. Once was a hype man for a big rap star. In 2016, Safaree joined the cast of VH1’s hit reality show franchise, Love & Hip Hop Hollywood. As a super producer/songwriter, he has sold over 75 million worldwide. Safaree is at the rudiment of his solo music career, and has released a few mix-tapes. His hot new single “Paradise” featuring Sean Kingston is scheduled for release on May 23rd. Safaree EPK

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President of 360 MAGAZINE Vaughn Lowery Attends Inaugural WACO Wearable Art Gala 

Saturday, April 28, 2017, 360 MAGAZINE‘S Mr. Lowery exhibited his full support for Where Art Can Occur alongside of some of Hollywood’s most elite: Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Solange, Kelly Rowland, Samuel Jackson, Draya MicheleChloe × Halle, Magic Johnson and Angela Bassett. The venue was hosted by Ms. Tina Lawson and raised close to 1 million dollars during the evening for the charity.

Image taken by Tyren Redd (360 MAGAZINE Creative Director) × wardrobe by Marc A. Littlejohn (360 MAGAZINE Fashion Director).

Beyoncé shows support for her mom in jaw-dropping red long sleeve dress w/ avant garde crown.

Beyoncé, Ms. Tina Lawson, Solange × Kelly Rowland stun attendees with strength, style and grace.

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Bacardi Recognized for Environmental Excellence by Wildlife Habitat Council

BACARDI rum bottling facility in Jacksonville, Florida, earns Wildlife at Work recertification for environmental stewardship program, biodiversity initiatives

BALTIMORE, Nov. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Employees at Bacardi Bottling Corporation, part of the Bacardi group of companies, received international recognition for their contributions to wildlife habitat conservation and education at the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) Conservation Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, on November 12. Bacardi once again demonstrated its commitment to environmental stewardship by achieving Wildlife at Work recertification. Bacardi Bottling Corp.’s Eric Hearn, Environmental Health Safety Coordinator, and Sally Cannon, processing/training coordinator and wildlife team leader, were presented the certification at the annual event.

“The companies we honor are environmental leaders at local, national and global levels, voluntarily managing lands to support sustainable ecosystems and the communities that surround them,” said Margaret O’Gorman, WHC President. “Congratulations to Bacardi Bottling Corporation for its successful conservation project to create habitat and increase biodiversity.”

Bacardi Bottling Corporation once again demonstrated its commitment to environmental stewardship by achieving Wildlife at Work re-certification by Wildlife Habitat Council. The all-volunteer employee team at Bacardi converted the site's grassy fields into native warm-season grasses and wildflowers. (PRNewsFoto/Bacardi Limited)

Bacardi Bottling Corporation once again demonstrated its commitment to environmental stewardship by achieving Wildlife at Work re-certification by Wildlife Habitat Council. The all-volunteer employee team at Bacardi converted the site’s grassy fields into native warm-season grasses and wildflowers. (PRNewsFoto/Bacardi Limited)

Bacardi Bottling Corporation, located on 92 acres in Jacksonville, Fla., is the sole bottling plant for BACARDI® rum branded products enjoyed in the United States. The facility is surrounded by rural residential areas and includes on-site habitats such as wetlands, forest, and grasslands. The team at Bacardi Bottling Corporation actively manages 21 of the site’s acres of wildlife habitat as part of a Wildlife at Work program that has been certified through the Wildlife Habitat Council since 2013.

The program to develop and preserve wildlife on campus is part of the Bacardi group of companies overall “Good Spirited: Building a Sustainable Future” corporate responsibility platform to protect native habitats, control invasive species, water conservation, and other preservation efforts.

For their first step in managing wildlife, the all-volunteer employee team at Bacardi began converting the site’s grassy fields into native warm-season grasses and wildflowers. Five acres were initially seeded in 2012 with wildflowers, and later with native warm-season grasses in 2013. Phase II of the project began in late 2014 with an application of herbicide before native species were planted using a seed drill across 20 acres. Strictly native species were used in both areas, including blanket flower, black-eyed Susan, slender Indian grass, and big bluestem. Monitoring is conducted using photographs over time as well as 3×3 sample plots that are surveyed for species. The new grasslands are maintained through occasional mowing, and the team plans to plant both areas with native milkweed in 2015.

Most recently, the Bacardi team erected eight songbird nest boxes targeting the native eastern bluebird. In 2014, local Cub Scouts joined the team to construct the boxes. These nest boxes—which include names such as ‘Home Tweet Home,’ ‘House of Blues,’ and ‘The ReTweet’—were named by employees via a competition. The team installed the nest boxes based on advice from a local bird expert and have since been visited by Florida Audubon Society members. The team monitors the boxes weekly during the nesting season and is excited about their first full nesting season.

“This program reinforces the Bacardi commitment to the responsible management of all business activities. We see this as not only an essential part of corporate responsibility but also an important area of collaboration with our customers and suppliers, as well as employees and opinion leaders,” said Eduardo Vallado, Regional Director – Supply Chain and Manufacturing Americas for Bacardi. “Protecting the natural resources we use to create our brands is key for us. We aim to be best-in-class in the spirits industry and believe through responsibly managing our environmental and social impacts Bacardi will be a more sustainable business in the long-term. Our vision is to put back at least as much as we take out from the environment.”

Bacardi Bottling Corporation was one of 273 programs recognized at the WHC Conservation Conference as meeting the strict requirements of Wildlife at Work certification. In addition, 59 programs received Corporate Lands for Learning certification. Certification requirements are strict and require that programs apply for periodic renewal. Wildlife at Work certification recognizes outstanding wildlife habitat management efforts at corporate sites and offers third-party validation of the benefits of such programs. Corporate Lands for Learning certification provides programs with third-party recognition for educational programs.

To learn more about Bacardi and its “Good Spirited: Building a Sustainable Future” environmental initiative for sourcing, packaging and operational efficiencies across the entire Bacardi family of premium spirits brands, visit http://www.bacardilimited.com/good-spirited.

About Wildlife Habitat Council
Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) promotes and certifies habitat conservation and management on corporate lands through partnerships and education. WHC’s programs take corporate sustainability goals and objectives and translate them into tangible and measurable on-the-ground actions. Through a focus on building collaboration for conservation with corporate employees, other conservation organizations, government agencies and community members, WHC programs focus on healthy ecosystems and connected communities. WHC-assisted wildlife habitat and conservation education programs are found in 45 states, the District of Columbia and 13 countries. http://www.wildlifehc.org/

About Bacardi Bottling Corporation
Founded in 1972, Bacardi Bottling Corporation is a Center of Excellence for Bottling and the sole bottling plant for BACARDI® rum branded products enjoyed in the United States. The facility also provides BACARDI® rum for export to Mexico, Canada, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Germany, South Korea, Costa Rica, South America, Israel, New Zealand, Australia and Japan. The facility employs more than 200 people and is situated on a 92-acre campus.

Bacardi Bottling Corp. is part of Bacardi Limited, headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda. Bacardi Limited refers to the Bacardi group of companies, including Bacardi International Limited. www.BacardiLimited.com