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Spotify now lets you share music inside Snapchat Snaps and Stories

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There have been a lot of things that we know have been copied by Instagram from Snapchat. However, we know that the idea of Stories feature belongs to Snapchat. But we see that people think Instagram was the first who came up with the idea of Stories. This is because of the popularity that Instagram has gained in a short span of time. Nonetheless, we are seeing that Snapchat is not someone who will be left behind. Recently, Snapchat has also been stepping up when it comes to adding new features on its platform.

Now, there is an addition of another new feature on Snapchat thanks to Spotify. While we are sure that Spotify has added this feature in Snapchat, we are happy for the same nonetheless. You can now share music on your Snaps and Stories shared on Snapchat thanks to the latest feature from Spotify. We have seen that the ability to share music on Instagram Stories was already present. The same can now be done on Snapchat as well.

Here is what Spotify had to say about this new feature:

With Spotify, you can listen to your favorite music and podcasts anytime, anywhere. With Snapchat, you can share what you’re up to instantaneously. Soon you’ll be able to combine the two seamlessly and share what you’re listening to in a Snap [story].” 

It was previously reported that a “Share to Snapchat” feature was previously spotted on Spotify for Android. We can finally say that the feature has been rolled out by the music company. Now, it is fairly easy to share music via Spotify on Snapchat as well. You just have to click on the share menu, select Snapchat, select the album and it’s done. While Instagram and Facebook Stories already had this ability, it is good to see Snapchat getting it too.

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Actors’ union establishes new rules for sex scenes with ‘intimacy coordinators’

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Actors' union establishes new rules for sex scenes with 'intimacy coordinators'

SAG-AFTRA, The Actors’ union released a series of standards and guidelines on the use of intimacy coordinators on film sets to help protect actors from abuse in the wake of the #MeToo movement on Wednesday.

The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists introduced a framework with a common set of policies for the “intimacy coordinators” to help navigate sexually sensitive scenes. 

Under the guidelines, intimacy coordinators should have pre-production meetings with producers, directors, and writers to establish the exact degrees of nudity expected and the specifics of simulated sex as established in scripts. They should have one-on-one meetings with actors to be clear about what they consent to.

“These protocols and guidelines will help to normalize and encourage the use of intimacy coordinators in productions, therefore ensuring the safety and security of SAG-AFTRA members while they work,” union President Gabrielle Carteris said in a statement.

According to the guidelines, the coordinators on the set should review the physical barriers and modesty garments that are used during the scenes. Also, be familiar with the way to assist the directors and help them choreograph the scenes in ways that keep them artistic and yet believable without compromising the safety of performers. 

The Union’s National Executive Director David White said in a statement, The guidelines, drawn up by a team of leaders from the union, actors and intimacy coordinators, directly address the problem of sexual harassment on sets.

Amanda Blumenthal, the founder of the Intimacy Professionals Association, helped create the guidelines and said in a statement that they “strike the right balance between describing the roles and responsibilities of intimacy coordinators while still allowing for flexibility from show-to-show.”

“It is our hope that this process can be widely adopted for an effective and reasonable path for productions to work with a trained intimacy coordinator,” Alicia Rodis, associate director and co-founder of Intimacy Directors International, a nonprofit group that certifies industry professionals, said in a statement. “With these protocols already field-tested by an ever-growing number of productions and studios, we believe we can make important and welcome industry changes.”

This move aims to fight sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct aimed at actors

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‘Contagion’ in iTunes Top Movie List In Wake Of Coronavirus Outbreak

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‘Contagion’ in iTunes Top Movie List In Wake Of Coronavirus Outbreak

As a result of the recent deadly coronavirus outbreak in China, the 2011 thriller Contagion by Steven Soderberg has resurfaced once again.

Contagion recently popped up on the iTunes’s Top Movie list on the iTunes app. 

The title has resurfaced again to appear alongside the titles like Ford v. Ferrari, Joker, parasite, hustlers and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. 
Its ensemble cast includes Marion Cotillard, Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, and Jennifer Ehle.

The plot concerns the spread of a virus transmitted by fomites, attempts by medical researchers and public health officials to identify and contain the disease, the loss of social order in a pandemic, and finally the introduction of a vaccine to halt its spread.

Widespread cinema closures were reported due to the outbreak. The Chinese New Year is the most lucrative time of the year for movie producers. 

The outbreak of coronavirus in China has already taken 41 lives in China until now. Wuhan city in Hubei province is completely lockdown citing the growing dangers of the virus. The United States of America, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam have also reported cases who have been infected by the virus. 

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Kobe Bryant’s Inspirational quotes you must read

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Kobe Bryant Best Quotes About Life

The sudden death of the legend has put the whole sports world in shock. Bryant died in a helicopter crash alongside his daughter in the hills of California. 

Kobe has been an inspiration for all and has inspired many on and off-field. Just like his game he has inspired people through his wisdom and the life he lived. 

Here are the few memorable quotes from the legend Kobe Bryant:

In a recent interview with USA Today just three days before his death he said, “You got to do what you love to do. I love telling stories.”

Quotes by Kobe Bryant
Quotes by Kobe Bryant

During an interview in 2019 with ESPN, Bryant said. “Because I am. That’s just the maturation. That’s 17 years of seeing everything the game can dish out. I’ve seen it all before. There’s no need to get too crazy or bent out of shape. There are still challenges every day. But I’m still having fun. I was born to play this game. I still love it.”

Best Kobe Bryan Quotes
Best Kobe Bryan Quotes

In the year 2015, from a profile in GQ, “I have ‘like minds.’ You know, I’ve been fortunate to play in Los Angeles, where there are a lot of people like me. Actors. Musicians. Businessmen. Obsessives. People who feel like God put them on earth to do whatever it is that they do. Now, do we have time to build great relationships? Do we have time to build great friendships? No. Do we have time to socialize and to hang out aimlessly? No. Do we want to do that? No. We want to work. I enjoy working.”

During a 2008 interview, Kobe quoted, “Have a good time. Life is too short to get bogged down and be discouraged. You have to keep moving. You have to keep going. Put one foot in front of the other, smile and just keep on rolling.”

Kobe Inspirational quotes to read
Kobe Inspirational Quotes

One of Kobe Bryant’s famous Instagram quotes, “Be sad. Be mad. Be frustrated. Scream. Cry. Sulk. When you wake up you will think it was just a nightmare only to realize it’s all too real. You will be angry and wish for the day back, the game back THAT playback. But reality gives nothing back and nor should you.”

2015 SBS Sports’ documentary “Kobe Bryant’s Muse,” he quoted, “We all can be masters at our craft, but you have to make a choice. What I mean by that is, there are inherent sacrifices that come along with that. Family time, hanging out with friends, being a great friend, being a great son, nephew, whatever the case may be. There are sacrifices that come along with making that decision.”

“When we are saying this cannot be accomplished, this cannot be done, then we are short-changing ourselves. My brain, it cannot process failure. It will not process failure. Because if I have to sit there and face myself and tell myself, ‘You’re a failure,’ I think that is worse, that is almost worse than death.”

Here are some more quotes from the legend Kobe Bryant.

I’ll do whatever it takes to win games, whether it’s sitting on a bench waving a towel, handing a cup of water to a teammate, or hitting the game-winning shot.

There’s been a lot of talk of me being a one-man show but that’s simply not the case. We win games when I score 40 points and we’ve won when I score 10.

Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.

My parents are my backbone. Still are. They’re the only group that will support you if you score zero or you score 40.

These young guys are playing checkers. I’m out there playing chess.

I don’t want to be the next Michael Jordan, I only want to be Kobe Bryant.

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