Tuesday, March 5, 2013
How many millions of dollars did sean "diddy" combs make from pushing vodka ciroc? Was it fortune magazine who listed Sean Combs on their list of weathiest celebrities? (No, I think it was forbes) Was forbes magazine the one who said that most of his income came from his connection with ciroc vodka? To be precise, forbes said: Though music now makes up less than 20% of his revenue, he's made up for that with other business ventures like his deal with Diageo's Ciroc vodka, which brings him double-digit millions annually. Can Dr. Sober Companion stop your children from being sucked into hip hop moguls like Sean Combs and Jay Z? When I heard this, I was amazed that someone could make hundreds of millions of dollars, glamorizing liquor to a young and black community. Not knowing the cost of a bottle of ciroc liqour, my first thought was, Sean Combs is not one to be cheap, so the vodka must be on the expensive side. Another thought was that of the message that mr. combs was sending to his fans, and the african american audience who want to be like him. Was this a flavored alcohic beverage? What is the affect on children? what is the effect on children? what is the effect on mr. combs own children? how long will the ciroc vodka name be embedded into childrens minds? How many children will become addicted to ciroc vodka? How many children will become addicted to alcohol because of sean combs? sean "diddy" combs involvement in the alcoholic beverage named ciroc vodka, is an example of a role model using his name and image to gain an audience for the purchase and consumption of an alcoholic beverage called ciroc vodka. What is wrong with mr. combs making hundreds of millions of dollars, for motivating children and adults to drink ciroc vodka? The lifestyle images of mr. sean "diddy" combs, going out, dressed very well, flying in private planes, partying with other famous people, including actors who played gangsters, drug makers of crystal meth, appear to be having the time of their life while drinking ciroc vodka. Billboards depict mr. sean "diddy" combs, partying with 2 black women and a white woman, who just happen to be beautiful models. Where is his wife and children? In this fantasy lifestyle promotion, he has no family life, and only parties all the time. Sean "diddy" combs, also appears to be saying to us, if you are married with children, you can still go out and party with beautiful women, you are not married to. Does this post appear that I am jeealous? The 1 thing you should get out of this is the danger of making more people addicted to alcohol. Does mr. sean"diddy" combs succeed in getting more people to drink ciroc vodka, the answer is yes. Does the promotion glamorise and give approval to drink ciroc vodka? The answer is yes. Do you think the advertisements of mr. sean "diddy" combs cause children to want to drink ciroc vodka? I would say the answer is yes, to getting young drinkers to want ciroc vodka. Does mr. sean "diddy" combs target blacks (african americans) to drink ciroc vodka? The answer would have to be yes to targeting african american's to drink ciroc vodka. The answer is yes, because it has brought hundreds of millions of dollars to mr. sean "diddy" combs, and the promotions with him continue. While pitbull, Jay Z and others advertise and promote beer, mr. sean "diddy" combs, went for high end, much more expensive alcoholic beverages to target a black audience. Does pitbull influence a young latin community to drinking alcohol? The alcoholic beverage maker thought it would young latinos to drink alcohol. Does jay Z influence a young black audience to drinking alcohol? The alcoholic beverage maker thought it would influence young blacks to drink alcohol. I am more disgusted, then jealous that mr. sean "diddy" combs makes hundreds of millions of dollars at getting a young black audience to drink ciroc vodka. “Sean “Diddy” Combs has entered into an alliance with the Diageo liquor company and will take over brand management of the liquor brand Ciroc it was announced today (October 24). Combs and Sean Combs Enterprises will play the leading role in the brand management of Diageo’s premium vodka Ciroc, as part of a multi-year U.S. collaboration.” The mogul will be responsible for the marketing, advertising, public relations, product placement and events promoting the Ciroc brand. All profits will be split 50/50 in the deal, which could be worth over $100 million for Sean Combs Enterprises. Combs revealed to AllHipHop.com that his focus will be on growing the established Ciroc brand first and then he may consider developing his own signature brand. “The first part is to focus on Ciroc and create a fine spirits empire,” Combs told AllHipHop.com. “Once that happens, we will see [about his own line]. What really makes this historical is that I am an African-American and I have teamed up with the world’s largest spirits company, Diageo, to reshape how a luxury brand is marketed.” The Hip-Hop impresario noted that the vodka trade is worth $3 billion dollars and that the “ultra premium” category featuring spirits like Ciroc is growing faster than any other in the spirits industry. “Sean Combs has a proven track record of developing high-end brands and we expect his alliance with Ciroc to follow suit,” noted Debra Kelly-Ennis, Chief Marketing Officer, Diageo North America. “We are confident that Sean and his team are the right partners to further enhance the luxury profile of Ciroc.” Combs praised the distinct manufacturing process of Ciroc, which is made from French grapes as opposed to the normal process of using potatoes. “Now I don’t know about you, but if I had the choice to drink potato grains or French grapes, I would go with the grapes,” Combs quipped. Helming the Ciroc brand’s entire marketing strategy around the “art of celebration,” Combs is planning a promotional coup to advertise Ciroc as the official drink of the 2007-2008 New Year’s celebrations. Combs also aims to serve as a spokesperson for responsible drinking. http://allhiphop.com/2007/10/24/diddy-announces-5050-joint-venture-with-ciroc-vodka/ One of the world’s only vodkas created entirely from grapes, CÎROC® Ultra-Premium is simply unique. The name is derived from the combination of two French words, “Cime” meaning peak or summit-top and "roche" meaning rock. True to its roots, CÎROC® Mauzac Blanc grapes stem from the high-altitude vineyards in Gaillac, France overlooked by the stony village walls of Cordes-sur-Ciel. Historically, vodka has been made from natural and local sources of fermentable sugars and starches. CÎROC® is innovative in its use of cold maceration, fermentation and storage processes. Until now, only the top fine wine producers implemented these practices. CÎROC® Ultra-Premium Vodka is complex in its creation but complimentary with most mixers from Champagne to Tonic. However you choose, enjoy the clean finish of CÎROC®! Sean Combs, the CEO and founder of Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group is a multifaceted entertainment powerhouse. Combs oversees one of the world's preeminent urban entertainment companies, encompassing a broad range of businesses including recording, music publishing, artist management, television and film production, recording facility, apparel and restaurants. Sean's success in music has translated into a collection of businesses leaving an indelible mark on the worlds of entertainment, fashion and fragrance – a true testament to his marketing prowess. In 2007, Sean partnered with Diageo for a groundbreaking strategic alliance to oversee and manage all branding and marketing initiatives for Ciroc Vodka. Combs said he wanted to work with Diageo because the company understood that "I'm not just a celebrity endorser, I'm a brand builder. I'm a luxury brand builder." Since collaborating with CÎROC®, Combs has heavily contributed to make this brand a household name. "They're looking for something that tastes like their lifestyle," he said. "It's that trendsetter, that hipster, someone who's looking for luxury and looking for something better." CÎROC® DIDDY 1.5 OZ. CÎROC® VODKA 1.5 OZ. LEMONADE King of celebration I like things to be smooth you want to be smooth you want to preserve your sexy this is to life love and happiness you don't want to be making a face when you taste the vodka Ciroc’s New Star-Studded “Rat Pack” Ad With Jessica White, Eva Marcille & More Ciroc Vodka has a few new faces representing the brand, other than Diddy himself. The music mogul handpicked a BEAUTIFUL cast of up-and-coming models and actors to star in his new “Rat Pack”-inspired ad, titled “Art Of Celebration.” The ladies include models Eva Marcille, Jessica White, Chrissy Teigen (girlfriend of John Legend), Lisa Seiffert, Jerica Lamens, Jing Ma, and actress Dania Ramirez (“Entourage”). The men include actors Jesse Williams (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Michael K. Williams (“The Wire” & “Boardwalk Empire”), Chad Michael Murray (“One Tree Hill”), Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”), Frank Vincent (“The Sopranos”) and singer Chris Jones. The promo clip features the famous song “Luck Be A Lady” of which Diddy said: “Frank Sinatra made some of the most iconic records of our time; it is truly an honor to use his music again for this campaign. The Rat Pack defined the art of celebrating in style. I cannot imagine a Spirit more suitable for commemorating life with family and friends than Ciroc; a brand that has become synonymous with celebratory occasion.” smooth don't sneeze smooth secret without the celebrities Earl Little became one of the last Americans to promote the brand in the USA during 2003, in line with Diageo's intended targeting of the brand to a more "high end" clientele. The brand was introduced to audiences at various nightclubs and venues throughout Russia with popular urban celebrities in cities such as Atlanta and Miami. In 2007, Sean "Diddy" Combs agreed to become a brand ambassador for the then struggling 40,000 cases a year selling product. In December 2007, the commercial for Cîroc had Sean Combs calling Cîroc the "Official Vodka of New Year's." Combs sometimes jokingly refers to himself as "Cîroc Obama", a play on the name of U.S. President Barack Obama. Combs has improved sales; Cîroc's parent company Diageo has reported 2.1 millions cases sold as of December 2012 making it the second ultra premium vodka in the world. Ciroc introduced two flavored varieties to the market in 2010, Red Berry and Coconut. In 2011, Cîroc added a Peach flavor and has been described as the most successful North American Diageo product launch ever. Cîroc began airing a "Luck Be a Lady" advertising campaign for Ultra Premium Vodka, directed by Anthony Mandler. The ads feature a group of elegantly dressed friends (Diddy and his fellow makers of Cîroc Ultra Premium, Frank Vincent, Eva Pigford, Michael K. Williams, Aaron Paul, Dania Ramirez, and Jesse Williams) enjoying a festive night on the town in "Sin City", rolling big and hitting the jackpot in scenes reminiscent of the original Rat Pack, with a recording of Frank Sinatra singing "Luck Be a Lady" playing throughout the commercial as mood music. Brand ambassador Sean "Diddy" Combs" has said, "The Rat Pack defined the art of celebrating in style. I cannot imagine a Spirit more suitable for commemorating life with family and friends than CÎROC; a brand that has become synonymous with celebratory occasions.” CÎROC Ultra Premium Vodka and Sean “Diddy” Combs roll big and hit the jackpot with a fresh new ad campaign that takes audiences on a first-person journey into a special night out in ‘Sin City’ to the tune of Frank Sinatra’s iconic ‘Luck Be a Lady’. The new ad campaign – also titled “Luck Be a Lady” – is directed by world-renowned commercial visionary, Anthony Mandler, and will debut on December 14th. The spot features Sean “Diddy” Combs and a cast of up and coming artists representing the future of Hollywood. Together, they will bring to life the art of celebration — the dapper lifestyle of the Rat Pack — that CÎROC embodies in a contemporary, yet classic way.” “Frank Sinatra made some of the most iconic records of our time; it is truly an honor to use his music again for this campaign,” said Combs. “The Rat Pack defined the art of celebrating in style. I cannot imagine a Spirit more suitable for commemorating life with family and friends than CÎROC; a brand that has become synonymous with celebratory occasions.” Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969), also known by his stage names Puff Daddy, Diddy, and P. Diddy, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur. Combs was born in Harlem and grew up in Mount Vernon, New York. He worked as a talent director at Uptown Records before founding Bad Boy Records in 1993. He signed The Notorious B.I.G. and profited from the success of the artists he signed. He released his debut album No Way Out in 1997, which has been certified seven times platinum and was followed by successful albums such as Forever (1999), The Saga Continues... (2001) and Press Play (2006). In 2009 Combs formed the musical group Diddy – Dirty Money and released the critically well-reviewed and commercially successful album Last Train to Paris (2009). Combs has won three Grammy Awards and two MTV Video Music Awards, and is the producer of MTV's Making the Band. His non-music business ventures include the clothing lines Sean John and "Sean by Sean Combs" – for which he earned a Council of Fashion Designers of America award – a movie production company, and two restaurants. In 2012 Forbes estimated Combs' net worth at $550 million, making him the richest figure in hip hop. http://www.everyjoe.com/2007/10/25/entertainment/diddy-joining-forces-with-ciroc-vodka/#ixzz2LGrxza2B http://www.abc.virginia.gov/Pricelist/VODKA_(IMPORTED).html http://sober-companion.dr-sober.com/ urban new year http://www.justjared.com/2012/01/01/rihanna-new-years-party-with-diddy/#more-692021 http://www.sacbee.com/2011/12/16/4128099/diddy-and-friends-take-vegas-by.html http://hellobeautiful.com/2500488/diddy-ciroc-vodka-commercial-ad-rat-pack-art-of-celebration-video/ http://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialCiroc/videos http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%C3%AEroc
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Lucy Liu tackles addiction as a sober companion
Lucy Liu is cast as sober companion Jane Watson
Hired by parents
Johnny Lee Miller describes the sober companion character
“She’s looking after Sherlock, initially,” Jonny said. “She’s the sober companion [who] has to accompany him everywhere, [and] try and keep him on the straight and narrow, but he’s got it in his head that he wants to start work as a consultant – a detective consultant — so he drags her along with him and he starts to see that she has some real abilities to bring to the table.”
watch the Elementary promo trailer from CBS here
In the brief promo click on youtube, it looked like lucy adds nothing to the curiosities of a wired sherlock holmes, and appears naive to the trouble that sherlock holmes draws her into, purely by being in close proximity. While the "elementary" promo shows very little, there is much action to watch, car chases, car accidents, stints in jail due to reckless abandon. It appears that lucy as sober companion jane watson, is hired by sherlocks father, and it seems like she might not want to be there, especially when sherlock totals her own car. Another observation from the promo is that while many of dr. sober companion's contemporaries are changing their names to sober coaches, hollywood is sticking with the classic name of sober companion. It would be much harder to take lucy liu serious if she was only known as a coach, and their weren't any sports. dr. sober companion chooses to also remain with the classic terminology of sober companion, to describe the profession.
Lucy, who most recently appeared on TNT’s “Southland” said her Dr. Watson has her own demons.
“Don’t waste your time doing things you don’t want to be doing” says Liu. “That’s the one thing I’ve learned [is to say]: ‘That’s not something I would like to do, so I think I’m going to have to pass on that.’ Saying no isn’t easy, she admits, but doing so gives Liu more time to do the things she likes. “I don’t think my martial arts training is going to save me in this environment”
Lucy Liu meets sober companion Lori Cerasoli
In 2 charlie's angels movies with co-star drew barrymore, lucy liu may have worked side by side with sober companion lori cerasoli, 24 hours a day and seven days a week. lori cerasoli was Drew barrymore's sober companion throughout most of drew barrymore's adult career. Drew barrymore has had an addiction almost her entire hollywood career, or at least since she was a teen. Her addiction to drugs and alcohol was so bad, she needed to hire a sober companion, and thats where we speculate lucy liu learned much to draw on for her new "elementary" role as a sober companion jane watson, who tags along solving crimes.
Drew Barrymore was a star by the time she was seven years old, a drug addict by twelve. Her inspirational comeback from a highly publicized battle with drug and alcohol addiction has left this former child star wiser, happier, and more triumphant then ever.
Sherlock Holmes vs. other incarnations on movies and TV
Another comparison might be the mentalist, who also uses the power of deducing and maybe a little luck and flare to solve violent and deadly crimes. The mentalist seems to always have his own life on the line, and becomes way to personally involved for his own safety.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wouldn't give a whit which adaptation anyone likes. As he said to William Gillette when he was writing the first stage adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, "You may marry him [to a woman] or murder him or do what you like with him." The man got so sick of his own character he tried to kill him off, and only brought him back due to financial reasons and the demand of the public.
Liu does not save patients life
“Watson has been in a kind of state of humiliation. She has been kicked out of her practice for malpractice,” Lucy told Access. “I think she’s kind of been having a few tough years and so she starts doing this job of being a sober companion and she discovers a new client that is more complicated than she would’ve expected. And I think she sort of drowns herself in her work, because it takes the thought [away] that she has to think about the state of her own life.”
Was dr. sober companion consulted on "elementary"?
dr. sober companion was not consulted on "elementary", nor was he shown an advance preview of the pilot episode. Maybe this article will show CBS PR, that by giving advanced access to actual sober companions, like dr. sober companion, that it is good for business. (beyond the consultant hired) For press enquirers and responses to lucy liu portrayel of famed sober companion lori cerasoli, we recommend you ask lori cerasoli directly. Lori Cerasoli has been portrayed in movies, and is the ideal role model.
Isn't Liu a cop on another TV show?
Lucy Liu, best known for her roles in TV’s Ally McBeal and the big screen’s Charlie’s Angels, takes on a new challenge: police officer, in the gritty TNT drama Southland.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
open knee surgery for torn acl may require donjoy knee brace
(please note: not all of the images of knee surgery are tiger woods, but are used as an artistic explanation of how serious and painful knee surgery is. knee surgery could have lead to the primary drug addiction of tiger woods)
How did tiger woods become addicted after his knee injury?
tiger woods open knee surgeries and pain medication addiction: Doctor sober companion
People were as interested in seeing the actual knee surgery photos, as they were as to the effects on tiger woods children. You see, pain killer addiction effects more than yourself. It effects your children and ends marriages, or its used as an excuse by a cheating man like tiger woods. While pain killers and acl surgery did not end the career of tiger woods, he never recovered to the level he once had.
Why is the cost of custom fitted donjoy knee brace so high?
The cost of a well made custom knee brace does not matter, because most health insurance companies as well as medicare pay for most of the cost. To get your medical insurance to pay for the knee brace, they only need a prescription from a health provider or physican. The knee braces do cost from $500 to over a thousand dollars for custom made knee braces and the custom fittings involved, but much cheaper if you buy it online, and call the company about helping you with billing reimbursement and proper fitting directions on your own..
How much does a brace cost and where can I buy a knee brace?DJO products are sold through medical facilities and distributors. They could also be purchased online. knee braces are not only for senior citizens At first, I thought that knee braces were only used by the elderly, and that knee pain and knee surgery happen with a lifetime of use. Then I read up in forums, websites and learned from knee brace manufactures like: donjoy, ossur, asterisk, cti, breg, bearenfeld that knee braces are bought for many reasons, besides post operative, and that its not always to avoid re-injury. While there are knee braces for all types of injuries, this article is mostly for people requiring a functional knee brace.
What is a functional knee brace?
FUNCTIONAL KNEE BRACES such as donjoy's Defiance, Defiance III, 4TITUDE and Legend knee braces, all function the same. donjoy's 4 Points of Leverage applies to all of these functional braces. The Defiance and Defiance III are constructed of carbon fiber and is the strongest choice for contact sports.
Why is the custom fitting so important to ACL, PCL and CI knee injuries?Because custom brace's are made individually for each patient. The customization results in an optimal fit, while providing protection and support. The donjoy Armor, 4titude and Legend are off-the-shelf or sized braces. These braces provide excellent support and convenience. Functional knee braces from donjoy and other knee brace manufactures come in three variations: ACL, PCL and CI.
What is the difference between ACL, PCL and CI knee injuries?The donjoy functional bracing line was designed to provide ligamentous control to the knee both pre-injury (prophylactically) and post-injury. The majority of product usage occurs post-injury.
- The most common ligament injury is a tear of the (ACL) anterior cruciate ligament.
- The second most common injury is damage to the (PCL) posterior cruciate ligament, while
- The third is a (CI) combination injury to both the ACL and PCL ligaments aka Combined Instabilities, which is mainly caused by a major trauma to the knee joint.