If mainstream America didn’t know who Anthony Pettis was before, they certainly do now after his appearance on MTV’s “World of Jenks.” Based on reports, 2 million viewers watched Andrew Jenks’ 30-minute documentary of the up-and-coming mixed martial arts star.
According to MMAJunkie.com, the number above represents Monday’s debut at 10PM ET/PT, as well as the same-night replay at 11PM ET/PT. Furthermore, their sources indicated that well over 2.3 million viewers in total have watched the half-hour episode courtesy of the MTV’s never ending reality replays.
“I grew up watching MTV and never thought I’d get the chance to be on one of their shows,” Pettis said of the unforgettable opportunity. “It was an absolute honor to work with Andrew and the staff at MTV. I hope fight fans tune in to see Jenks join me in the days leading up to my fight with Castillo.”
Not only did “Showtime” get his face plastered on television sets across the country, but the 23-year-old was also rewarded with a title fight against champion Ben Henderson just hours before the episode aired. The lightweights will do battle at WEC 53 in December.
“World of Jenks” airs Monday nights on MTV. In each episode, the 24-year-old Jenks focuses his lens and creates a bond with his subject to tell the story of one person’s life, bringing viewers closer to understanding someone else’s reality – everyone from a platinum-selling recording artist to a young adult with Autism.
Please click the media player below if you missed this week’s episode. I can assure you, it’s going to be tough not being an Anthony Pettis fan after watching the documentary:
Alex Gibney’s Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer, is an investigative inside look at the downfall of former New York governor Eliot Spitzer, who resigned after a prostitution scandal in ’08. Spitzer appears in Charles Ferguson’s Inside Job and some refer to Client 9 as an unofficial sequel to Inside Job, in that it looks at this story of what happened to him when he started to fight against the greedy CEOs who control Wall Street. Client 9: The Rise & Fall of Eliot Spitzer is written/directed by Oscar winning documentarian Alex Gibney, of the docs Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Taxi to the Dark Side, Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, Casino Jack and the United States of Money as well as Freakonomics. This premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and is being brought theaters by Magnolia Pictures starting on November 5th.
Just saw this on the web and thought I would post it for all my old school heads. It’s a Headcase Etch A Sketch that looks cool and also protects your iPad. For only $39.00 you can look like a geek and take care of that iPad, Enjoy!
Hacket, a British purveyor of luxury menswear has teamed up with TAG Heuer to produce two limited edition Carrera watches. Both are limited editions of 100 pieces each. They will be available at Hacket London in the late fall. (CLICK HERE FOR LINK)
Read this article in the NY Daily News written by Wayne Coffey about ex-NY Giant Plaxico Burress and how he is dealing with life behind bars in upstate New York. It’s interesting to see how a bad decision has changed his life forever, and how far he has fallen from grace since his Super Bowl 42 game winning catch for the NY Giants in February 3, 2008.
ROME, N.Y. – The man who used to wear No. 17 for the New York Giants and caught the most famous touchdown pass in team history passes through a massive steel door, and now he is walking toward you. He has green prison-issue pants and a blue-shirted corrections officer with him step for step, as if the guy were a defensive back. The irony isn’t lost on No. 17, who used to run free in secondaries, a 6-5, 230-pound handful, and now can’t shake free of anybody.
Once inside the visitor’s room of Oneida Correctional Facility, the officer heads to the guard station. Plaxico Burress sits down at a little square table. He looks straight ahead at the three brown gates, razor-wired walkway and two metal doors that separate Oneida’s 955 inmates from the outside world, and starts talking about his son Elijah.
Elijah is 3 years old and a big Giants fan. He watches most every game, with a helmet on his head, a ball under his arm, and, of course, a No. 17 Burress jersey on his back. He cheers for Brandon Jacobs, his father’s best friend on the team, and for all the guys. Mostly, though, Elijah keeps asking his father why he isn’t home and why he doesn’t play for the Giants anymore.
“What do I tell him? How am I supposed to answer those questions?” Burress asks at the outset of a 90-minute interview, his first with a print reporter since he went away. He touches the soul patch on his chin and looks down for a moment.
“You can’t go any lower than being here, other than being in the ground,” Burress says. “It’s about as tough as it gets, on a personal level. You learn a lot about yourself. You try to think about the bigger picture, about life outside these walls. You just try to find a way to get through.”
It’s Week 2 in the NFL and the Giants are in Indianapolis and another football season is firing up without Plaxico Burress. He expects no sympathy for that, nor for his current living situation in the outskirts of this small, struggling upstate city, where his number is 09R3260 and he works as a porter and mops linoleum floors, and spends up to 16 hours a day in a 12 x 12 cell in Building 19, Dorm V. His room has a sink, a toilet and a locker, and a steady influx of books; he reads The Bible faithfully, and about two books a week, his recent favorite being Dick Gregory’s autobiography, Callus On My Soul.
The one-year anniversary of Burress’ incarceration comes this week. He will not be celebrating it. He will, rather, take it as another day of punishment, another day closer to the freedom that he lost because of a spectacularly poor decision he made on Nov. 28, 2008, the night he went to a Manhattan nightclub called the Latin Quarter with an unlicensed gun tucked in the waistband of his sweatpants, the object being to keep himself safe. Except the gun went off, a bullet went into his thigh and the legal damage was infinitely worse than the wound, Burress pleading guilty to a felony gun possession charge that sent him away for two years. (CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE)
For Crewe’s design and engineering teams, the new Continental GT coupe is an opportunity to set a bold and exciting direction for one of Bentley’s most revered names – the Continental. It was a luxury GT offering excellent usability that remained true to the Bentley grand touring spirit. Now the new Continental GT 4-seat coupe builds on the success of its iconic predecessor, capturing that GT spirit but with even higher standards of design, engineering, luxury, craftsmanship, dynamic performance, everyday practicality and refinement. The new touchscreen infotainment system features state-of-the-art navigation, Google Maps and entertainment while the latest Balanced Mode Radiator speaker technology and Dirac Dimensions™ digital sound processing deliver enhanced audio quality. This advanced power unit will deliver a 40 percent reduction in emissions compared with the W12 engine and will offer a class-leading CO2 emissions-to-power ratio with Bentley levels of performance and refinement.
Take a look at this short film that gives you a brief glimpse of the future by exploring the playful uses of light and an iPad
The tech savvy engineers use photographic and animation techniques that were developed to draw moving 3-dimensional typography and objects with an iPad. In dark environments, they play movies on the surface of the iPad that extrude 3-d light forms as they move through the exposure. Multiple exposures with slightly different movies make up the stop-frame animation.
Ralph Lauren is launching the he Big Pony Collection. It is a new team of four fragrances each meant to represent a key passion of young men: Sport, Seduction, Adventure, and Style. This team of fragrances is up-to-the-minute and distinctive; it is part of today’s emerging social values – choice, diversity, change, community, sportsmanship.
1: The Sporty Fragrance. Citrus Aromatic. Be a winner; be part of the team. This refreshing tonic matches up lime and grapefruit to propel men to victory. Representing the game of Sport and addressing the challenge of performance, the blue bottle is marked with a green Polo Player opposite a bold yellow number 1.
2: The Seductive Fragrance. Oriental Fougere. A sexy mix that hooks up dark chocolate and musk for undeniable attraction. Accented with a yellow Polo Player icon opposite a bold green number 2, the red bottle brings men into the game of seduction, addressing the challenge of love and the big play needed to get the girl.
3: The Adventurous Fragrance. Fougere Woody. A thrilling scent of mint and ginger root that triggers an adrenaline rush, and prepares men for an experience of extreme sensations. The scent addresses the game of adventure and the challenge of the outdoors. The green bottle is marked with a solid blue number 3 opposite an orange Polo Player icon.
4: The Stylish Fragrance. Woody Fruity. An energizing boost that layers mandarin and kyarawood for a one-of-a-kind, stylish edge. Representing the game of style and the opportunity to express individuality, the orange bottle is marked with a blue Polo Player icon opposite a bold red number 4.