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'Business Unusual' Short Film Challenges the Norms of Business Travel

"How do you defy some of the conventions of business travel?" That’s the question that Renaissance Hotels is asking with their new original film, Business Unusual, written and directed by Daniel Malakai Cabrera and Caine Sinclair. Created in conjunction with Marriott’s Original Content Studio and dance and collective Substance Over Hype, the 12-minute comedy stars Yoshua Sudarso (Power Rangers Dino Charge) and Jason Gerhardt (General Hospital, Mistresses) as ad execs competing for a Chicago client and staying at the newly renovated Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel.
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T.I.'s Hillary Clinton Comments: Lily Allen, Samantha Ronson & More Respond

In an interview with DJ Whoo Kid on "The Whoolywood Shuffle," T.I. prefaced some controversial statements with "not to be sexist" and then preceded to be sexist. The 35 year old rapper went on to say that he couldn't vote for a female president because "it's kinda like, I just know that women make rash decisions emotionally – they make very permanent, cemented decisions — and then later, it's kind of like it didn't happen, or they didn't mean for it to happen."
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Taylor Swift to Co-Chair the Met Gala

The spring exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute will focus on technology's impact on fashion, and the May 2 gala benefiting the institute will be co-chaired by Idris Elba, Apple's chief design officer and a designer himself, Jonathan Ive, Taylor Swift and Anna Wintour.

Ludacris & Ryan Seacrest to Produce CBS Marching Band Drama

CBS is expanding its relationship with writer Paul Downs Colaizzo. The scribe, who last season saw medical drama LFE go to pilot, has sold a pair of dramas to the network -- including a Ryan Seacrest- and Chris "Ludacris" Bridges-produced marching band entry.
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Aurous Sued By the Majors Three Days After Debut

Well, that didn't take long. After launching its alpha version this past Saturday following months of hand-writing by rights holders, Aurous developer Andrew Sampson -- who spoke to Billboard just yesterday -- has a lawsuit on his hands.
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Flavor Flav Pleads Guilty in NY Court Over 2014 Traffic Stop

Entertainer Flavor Flav has settled criminal charges stemming from a traffic stop in suburban New York while racing to his mother's funeral, but his legal headaches are not quite over. Flav, whose real name is William Drayton Jr., pleaded guilty in Nassau Criminal Court on Tuesday to one count of unlicensed aggravated operation of a motor vehicle.

Joe Jonas' DNCE Drops 'Cake by the Ocean' Video Teaser: Let Them Throw Cake!

DNCE, the electro-pop band fronted by Joe Jonas, released a teaser trailer for their debut single "Cake by the Ocean" on Tuesday (Oct. 13), and the video features bikini-clad women on the beach pelting each other with cake while men in Speedos cheer them on. Because how else would they tie together the title and the video?
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Nigeria Gets an ISRC Manager

African streaming service Spinlet has been tapped as the first ever International Standard Recording Code manager in Nigeria by the International Federation of Phonographic Industry.