Angelina Jolie and Amal Clooney Bring Style, Smarts & Star-Power to the “B&B” Factory #BigTimeUniversity

This production of “Wise-up Wednesdays” Blogcast by Douette ‘Doc’ Cunningham is a presentation in “social media entertainment from the groove-track of life!” #WUWECAST

LOL Tube – Got Funny?


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Theme:–The Year of ‘Flashlighting’ – Get Seen!”
A New Way to Shine with Highlights, Insights and Media-bites that’s Exciting (Old-School Flava)

A well-known Brit comes to America. A classy American goes to Britain. That describes Amal Clooney and Angelina Jolie’s latest moves. Clooney is serving as a visiting professor at Columbia University, Jolie heads to the London School of Economics. They bring style and smarts to the “Beauty & Brains” factory.

In Variety Jolie said she was “looking forward to teaching and learning from students as well as sharing my own experiences of working alongside governments and the United Nations.” Jolie & Clooney get to imagine life in a Game Show as: Press Play, FF or Pause Here: Guess What Happens to Your Career?

Clooney is sharing her experience as a human rights lawyer to the Ivy Leaguers. Jolie plans to bring her expertise on women’s issues. They’re models of service excellence. This is seen in how they make their hearts sing, passion felt and greatness soar. That’s more than just being viewed as eye-candy.

Jolie has developed her acting chops to land among Hollywood’s royalty. She continues to expand on professional goals to achieve service greatness. These feats come from tapping into her talents, purpose and super gifting. For Clooney and Jolie that’s more than just being married to George & Brad.

Recently Jolie had to take a pause for health reasons. She did beat it and is back stronger. Her career has also seen times when things happened in fast-forward. But their love for what they do comes through as they press play in the workday. For them “service star-power” is more than getting rich in their niche.

Groove-Track: Michael Jackson – Beat It – https://youtu.be/oRdxUFDoQe0

Theme:–The Year of ‘Flashlighting’ – Get Seen!”
A New Way to Shine With Highlights, Insights and Media-bites that’s Exciting (New-School Flava)

Brit comes to America. To teach at Columbia. American goes to Britain. To raise women’s issues curtain. Angelina Jolie on a mission. To counter some confusion. Amal Clooney sharing notes. That might serve as quick quotes. So they bring style and smarts. To the “B&B” factory training hearts.

Telling Variety about her desire. To pop and burn just like fire. So students get a real sense. Of living past, present and future tense. For working alongside others peeps. In making United Nations bold  leaps. Imagining life in a Game Show. Press play, ff or pause with career mojo.

Clooney as human rights lawyer. Building-up tomorrow’s scholar. Jolie as women’s issues advocate. Building-up glass ceiling syndicate. Models of service excellence for sure. For those of fame or the poor. In making their hearts sing. Passion felt and greatness ring. More than just an eye-candy thing.

Jolie with acting chops specialty. Lands her among Hollywood royalty. With goals for service greatness. Better now forget the lateness. Feats putting talents on the rise. Purpose and gifting win the prize. For them more than just what’s had. Or being married to George & Brad.

After Jolie paused for health scare. As women became more aware. Did beat it and back stronger. A case of persevering longer. Seen times of fast-forward career move. Which put things in new groove. Love for the work by pressing play. Comes through in their workday. Now that’s service star-power hear them say.

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Tip: Service in the marketplace isn’t about more bling but about pressing play and letting your heart sing.

Talkback: Unlike Mariah Carey towards Jennifer Lopez, could Jolie say nice things about Clooney?

Groove-Tracks: Eminem – When I’m Gone – https://youtu.be/1wYNFfgrXTI


P!nk – Just Like Fire – https://youtu.be/GXtr6Mzthsw

This production of “Wise-up Wednesdays” Blogcast by Douette ‘Doc’ Cunningham is a presentation in “social media entertainment from the groove-track of life!” #WUWECAST

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Cory Booker, Yes! Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, For Sure! They Spoke, Listened & Walked! #BigTimeUniversity

This production of “Wise-up Wednesdays” Blogcast by Douette ‘Doc’ Cunningham is a presentation in “social media entertainment from the groove-track of life!” #WUWECAST

LOL Tube – Got Funny? 

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Theme:–The Year of ‘Flashlighting’ – Get Seen!”
A New Way to Shine with Highlights, Insights and Media-bites that’s Exciting (Old-School Flava)

The stage was set for a parade of graduates. One by one they’d step forward to receive their diplomas. But first they had to sit through a series of speeches. The headline speaker was some well-known public figure. Cory Booker, Yes! Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, For sure! They spoke, folks listened and then walked!

Booker said, “Stay faithful because you have come this far by faith—faith in each other, faith in yourselves, faith in our country…you may not be called to change the whole world, but to one person, you could make a world of difference.” That’s a real important leadership value for getting what you put in.

Before receiving his honorary degree Abdul-Jabbar poked fun at how social media has taken over in pop culture. He used his own journey to sell the idea of connecting to new opportunities. Whether it’s in a job, career or vocation, the next level ought to be less about default setting and more about an inner calling.

Twenty years ago social media didn’t exist. Today there’s plenty to go around. For some people it’s hard to imagine life without ‘likes.’ Booker is no millennial but as a social media pro he uses social savvy to keep his work in the culture flow. But he knows that ignorant enthusiasm doesn’t produce social impact.

After their commencement moments Booker and Abdul-Jabbar were back at work. The business of the Senate has him focused on justice reforms. While for Abdul-Jabbar, he’s writing a comic book. They bring an approach to work that’s on the opposite ends of the spectrum, but in many ways it’s worth fighting for.

Groove-Tracks: Brian Courtney Wilson – Worth Fighting For – https://youtu.be/3e5qjboL8iI

Theme:–The Year of ‘Flashlighting’ – Get Seen!”
A New Way to Shine With Highlights, Insights and Media-bites that’s Exciting (New-School Flava)

Stage set for the college grads. Robes covered up their tats and fads. One by one taking the stage. As they turn life’s next page. With diplomas received in hand. Speeches tell them to take a stand. Well-known public figures give headline talk. Booker, Abdul-Jabbar and others spoke, listened then they walk.

Booker said to stay faithful sister and brother. Come this far by faith in each other. Faith in self and country too. To change the world or point of view. Make a difference one person at a time. Turn lemons into lemonade and lemonade into wine. A leadership value for the strong. Get what you put in after long.

Abdul-Jabbar gets honorary degree. Not paid for but for free. Poked fun at social media’s cultural pop. How things have gone over the top. Used his story to pitch another way. Where opportunities come with more pay. Whether job, career or higher vocation. An inner calling that feels like recreation.

Twenty years ago social media wasn’t around. Maybe only in the underground. Hard to imagine no ‘likes’ in their stable. Even for millennials who’ve ditched their cable. Booker’s no young-un but a social media pro. Which tends to keep his work in the flow. With less ignorant enthusiasm to showcase a way to grow.

After commencement back at doing what they do. Working, creating, bringing change through. Business of the Senate his special place. Focused on justice reforms keeping pace. Approach to work on opposite ends. Worth fighting for is the message each sends. With plenty time left for family and friends.

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Tip: Getting out of the work day what we put in takes attitude and follow-thru that’s worth fighting for.

Talkback: How much do graduates really pay attention to or remember commencement speeches?

Groove-Tracks: Chance the Rapper – Blessings – https://youtu.be/uZyt5dSNcFo


Zara Larsson – Lush Life – https://youtu.be/tD4HCZe-tew

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Prince Harry & Simon Cowell Made a Deal with Fans for Shifting Gears into a New Grind #BigTimeUniversity

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LOL Tube – Got Funny? 

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Theme:–The Year of ‘Flashlighting’ – Get Seen!”
A New Way to Shine with Highlights, Insights and Media-bites that’s Exciting (Old-School Flava)

Prince Harry is coming to America yet again! This time it’s for the Invictus Games where wounded warriors compete in sports. The last time Harry was here TMZ photos had him in a bind. Simon Cowell is coming back to America too. So he and Harry made a deal with fans for shifting gears into a new grind.

Cowell joins the Judges Panel on America’s Got Talent (AGT). About his new role he tells the Hollywood Reporter “When you’re there, when you discover a star … you’ll never forget that moment.” They remind us of the best thing about having the most fun, games and value as a team player or business leader.

After spending 10 years in the British Army, Harry wanted to find ways to honor those he served with who were injured. So the idea of the Invictus Games was brought to life in 2014. While some might be dealing with a loss in their physical or mental condition, the event gives them a way to re-imagine their potential.

Harry hopes this will inspire people everywhere on expanding their options. For Cowell, his return to the American scene is a kind of professional reboot. He’s the creator/producer of AGT and many other talent programs. He feels it’s some good times wishing on a star, to follow dreams where they are in going far.

The thing that makes them similar yet different is their approach to reinventing themselves. Harry has changed the perception since his Vegas visit, while Cowell continues to change the game in TV ratings. It’s a lesson for pros, regular Jane’s & Joe’s on those special fun moments at work or in everyday roles.

Groove-Track: The Cover Girls – Wishing on a Star – https://youtu.be/kmmV60P5wgo

Theme:–The Year of ‘Flashlighting’ – Get Seen!”
A New Way to Shine With Highlights, Insights and Media-bites that’s Exciting (New-School Flava)

The Prince is coming to town. Harry’s showing he’s grown. Here for Invictus Games with friends. Supporting them to the ends. Wounded warriors compete in sports. Helps them manage the hurts. Simon Cowell back at it too. They’re being tried and true. In showing fans a new grind. Long after a past bind.

Cowell joins panel of judges. On America’s Got Talent he nudges. About his role he says you never forget. Watching stars advance a simple project. Being there is like a Twitter moment. A winning formula and success component. The most fun, games and biz value. No matter where the performance venue.

After 10 years as British soldier. Harry’s ready to go bolder. To honor those injured in the trenches. As they move past the recovery benches. Some dealing with loss in physical condition. Invictus Games born to shift their vision. A way to re-imagine one’s potential. And maybe a new view of the providential.

Harry hopes it’s an inspiration. For people across every nation. In doing more to expand their option. Will Cowell’s return to the scene? Mean seeing more of his mean? But really it’s a reboot in positioning. As creator/producer of talent programming. Wishing on a star to follow new stars blossoming.

What makes them one and the same. Is how they’re reinventing their game. Harry’s new perception after Vegas trip. Cowell taking new risks to let it rip. He keeps raising the stakes in TV rating. With more opportunities for the taking. Lesson in special moments for the pros. Or everyday roles for Jane’s & Joe’s.

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Tip: Special fun moments in life happen as we shift gears, conquer fears and enjoy the golden years.

Talkback: How does AGT compare with some of the other talent performance shows?

Groove-Tracks: Flo Rida – Hello Friday – https://youtu.be/7-iLzd-HKRg

Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop the Feeling – https://youtu.be/p5RobDomh5U

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DJ Khaled & Nia Long Keep Turning Heads by How they Make Things Pop on Screens #BigTimeUniversity

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LOL Tube – Got Funny? 

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Theme:–The Year of ‘Flashlighting’ – Get Seen!”
A New Way to Shine with Highlights, Insights and Media-bites that’s Exciting (Old-School Flava)

The Snapchat King was in the building. Well, maybe that wasn’t quite how it was said as DJ Khaled attended the White House Correspondence Dinner. He posted pics with other celebs who brought the look. It seems Khaled and actress Nia Long keep turning heads by how they make things pop on screen.

In discussing her body of work Long tells Uptown Magazine “No matter what level you’re on in this industry, you’re expected to be excellent. Being excellent—when the material isn’t—can be challenging.” They reflect on 3 things people own that give them the right stuff in PPM – passion, purpose and moxie.

Khaled might poke fun at the idea that Nia has been at it for a ‘Long’ time. She takes pride in owning a sense of balance, inner beauty and bringing excellence in her work. That’s all good when talent shows up and passion goes in. They’re using passion to grow talent the way an investment account grows money.

Even with the many roles she’s played over the years Long has a knack for her lane. Khaled has been driving his lane in hip hop too. But these days it’s his ‘street nuggets’ that have people talking. They remind us of how going to the next level is less about making excuses and more about building stories.

That might explain why he attended the event with media empress Arianna Huffington. He said he used the time for “talking mogul talk.” Long and Khaled work at being a master at the game and living the life they were made for. It’s a case of when talent shows up and passion goes in then greatness shows out.

Groove-Track: Vanessa Williams – The Right Stuff – https://youtu.be/m3Urr8J3RYQ

Theme:–The Year of ‘Flashlighting’ – Get Seen!”
A New Way to Shine With Highlights, Insights and Media-bites that’s Exciting (New-School Flava)

The Snapchat King was in the building. Took a break on social media winning. Maybe not quit how it was said. But DJ Khaled brought his cred. As White House Correspondence dinner guest. There among celeb’s best. He and Nia Long keep turning heads. Making things pop on screens & rap spreads.

Talking ‘bout her body of work. Tells Uptown Magazine about showbiz perk. Keeping it excellent is what people expect. A challenge in what script might reflect. Showing the 3 things people tend to own. As they go from youth to being grown. To have the right stuff in PPM rating. Passion, purpose & moxie breaking.

Khaled might say Nia’s been around ‘Long.’ But not yet singing her swan song. She takes pride in balance and inner beauty. Excellence in work her duty. All good when talent shows up big. As passion goes in for a jig. Passion to grow their own talent tune. The way investment takes money to the moon.

With many roles she’s played so far. Long has knack for her lane like a car. Khaled driving his success in hip-hop too. Posting pictures from his music studio zoo. These days his ‘street nuggets’ got people talking. Reminds us how next level stories sends excuses walking.

Might explain the event invitation. With media empress Arianna Huffington. Used the time for “talking mogul” stuff. Wearing shiny jewels in his sleeve cuff. Khaled and Long as masters of their game. Living the life made for their name. A case where talent shows up right. As passion & greatness show out tight.

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Tip: Having the right stuff is a case where you get to bring more than enough of yourself.

Talkback: What’s a memorable ‘street nugget’ from Khaled or favorite movie role of Nia Long?

Groove-Tracks: Major Lazer – Light it Up – https://youtu.be/e7eZUGB9HKU


Santigold –
Can’t Get Enough of Myself – https://youtu.be/WM71W6eI34w

This production of “Wise-up Wednesdays” Blogcast by Douette ‘Doc’ Cunningham is a presentation in “social media entertainment from the groove-track of life!” #WUWECAST