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TONY POTTS: ‘Usain In The Membrane!’

TONY POTTS:   ‘Usain In The Membrane!’ | TonyPotts | Scoop.it
With all due respect to Cypress Hill, it’s definitely “Usain In The Membrane” — right? Love watching Usain Bolt run the Men’s Olympic 200m Semi-Final. Why? For a numbe...
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Bosses Blocked March Madness? There's an App for That

Bosses Blocked March Madness? There's an App for That | TonyPotts | Scoop.it
If your company puts up a basketball-blocking firewall to stop you from streaming March Madness, fear not. This app could solve your problems.
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For all my friends out there who have their brackets ready...but the boss is looking over your shoulder. This should do the trick...

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TONY POTTS: I Love This Disney Princess Parody! How About You? It's Why The Networks Are In Trouble (VIDEO)

TONY POTTS: I Love This Disney Princess Parody! How About You? It's Why The Networks Are In Trouble (VIDEO) | TonyPotts | Scoop.it
His name is Jon Cozart. That's his brilliant video posted above. Cozart is part of second-screen viewing that my 19-year-old daughter loves. In fact, my daughter and her generation rarely watch con...
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TONY POTTS: I like The Trailer. Was Napster's Shawn Fanning A Thief or Robin Hood or Both?

TONY POTTS: I like The Trailer. Was Napster's Shawn Fanning A Thief or Robin Hood or Both? | TonyPotts | Scoop.it
Wow...this trailer brought back so many memories of the "Napster Days"! The greatest bite comes at :45 in...where the guy sitting next to Shawn Fanning says, in 1999, that they believe you'll be ab...
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TONY POTTS: Want To Make Your Life Easier? It's Easy...It's In Your Phone!

TONY POTTS: Want To Make Your Life Easier? It's Easy...It's In Your Phone! | TonyPotts | Scoop.it
  It's funny, but just like our computers which have so many more features than we will ever use, the phone in your hand is the same situation. My mom loves her MacBook. Apple has stuffed it with s...
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TONY POTTS: Amazing Video! LeBron James Tackles Fan!!!

TONY POTTS: Amazing Video! LeBron James Tackles Fan!!! | TonyPotts | Scoop.it
That's one thing I love about Lebron is that he is still a kid at heart. I've been to probably 250+ NBA games and I can assure you players always watch the crazy stuff going on at mid-court during ...
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TONY POTTS: Journalists Will Never Be Completely Objective, Right?

TONY POTTS: Journalists Will Never Be Completely Objective, Right? | TonyPotts | Scoop.it
Look at the two headlines in today’s New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. One says that “Tepid Job Growth Fuels Worry” while other says, “Job Creation Is Still Steady...
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TONY POTTS: Cartoonists on Romney Running Mate Paul Ryan and Medicare, et al!

TONY POTTS: Cartoonists on Romney Running Mate  Paul Ryan and Medicare, et al! | TonyPotts | Scoop.it
Editorial cartoonists on reformer Paul Ryan and the politics of Medicare: vintage cartoons from 2011 and 2012...
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TONY POTTS: INSANE! Usain Bolt Weed Sold At Orange County Pot Shops: PICS!

TONY POTTS: INSANE! Usain Bolt Weed Sold At Orange County Pot Shops: PICS! | TonyPotts | Scoop.it

Only in Cali, Kids. Only in Cali.   Usain Bolt Weed Sold At Orange County Pot Shops...

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TONY POTTS: Check it OUT! Full Moon Rises at Tower Bridge | Olympics 2012

TONY POTTS: Check it OUT!  Full Moon Rises at Tower Bridge | Olympics 2012 | TonyPotts | Scoop.it

Reuters  photographer LUKE MACGREGOR shoots a ton of amazing pictures today at the Olympics.

 

He captures the full moon as it rises through the Olympic Rings hanging beneath Tower Bridge during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

 

Click on the link and see the other pics as the moons rises...

I don't know about you, but everytime I try to shoot an amazing moon, it always looks like a small streetlight in a black night sky!!

 

Enjoy people!

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TONY POTTS: Christian Bale Visits Victims of Movie Theater Shooting in Aurora, Colo.

TONY POTTS: Christian Bale Visits Victims of Movie Theater Shooting in Aurora, Colo. | TonyPotts | Scoop.it
Christian Bale is making a quiet trip to Aurora, Colo. to visit with the victims of last week's movie theater massacre.
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TONY POTTS: The New Justin Bieber? Not Quite, But That's A Good Thing For YouTube Sensation Ryan Beatty

TONY POTTS: The New Justin Bieber? Not Quite, But That's A Good Thing For YouTube Sensation Ryan Beatty | TonyPotts | Scoop.it

Had a great time meeting and chatting with YT darling Ryan Beatty the other day when I hosted GDLA for FOX. He's fast approaching 30-million views in 34-months give or take. Great voice. Clean cut look. 16-years old. Bieber more than a billion views in about 5 years. Clean cut. Has the voice. 

But the comparisons, according to what Ryan said to me, stop there. Sure Justin paved the YouTube way and Ryan is full aware this has made his path to potential stardom (not to mention getting noticed at all) possible. However, Ryan is less pop, more his own artist.

However, there are some other similarities. A couple of years ago,  I was in Nashville, backstage, with Justin when his world was exploding. Blowing up big time. Who was with the young Bieber? His mom. 

Who was in the studio yesterday with Ryan Beatty as his world is on the precipice of possibly exploding? His dad. Yep. Family close by, constantly, has been very good for Bieber and it will be good for Beatty, too.

What Ryan doesn't have is what I like to call a "been-there, done-that" mentor. Bieber has Usher Terry Raymond IV. Usher to you and me. I met Usher early in his career as it was taking off, did stuff with him mid-way thru when he was on fire and then when he was with Justin. Sometimes 'talent', as performers (singers, actors, people in front of the camera) are referred in the business, can only understand talent and what a talent goes through. It's the 'if you haven't walked in my shoes, it's tough for you to really understand what I'm going through" kinda thing. Usher can alert Justin to an insane hair-pin, mountain curve on his career road BEFORE he gets there and possibly save him from sending his car(eer) off a cliff.

Don't see that a BTDT with Ryan. Justin also has an excellent manager in Scooter Braun. Ryan has one. Jury is out, as it should be at this point, if Ryan's manager is excellent. 

Ryan is definitely in for a wild ride as his career (and passion) start to blow-up. Here is one more good thing in Ryan's favor; He told me has a season's pass to Six Flags Magic Mountain in his new hometown of Valencia. Clearly the kid likes a thrill ride. Those last about 2-minutes and you're done. I have a feeling the career ride he's on will be much longer than 2-minutes or the requisite 15-minutes. Ryan has much more than a season's pass, it's a 'fastpass' and those are the best passes of all and you never have to wait in line. 

 

 

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TONY POTTS: Do You Like Puppies? Watch Them Grow via LiveCam: Pups To Help Wounded Veterans!

TONY POTTS: Do You Like Puppies? Watch Them Grow via LiveCam: Pups To Help Wounded Veterans! | TonyPotts | Scoop.it

How great is this?

Who doesn’t love looking at adorable little puppies stagger about, play, goof off and, oh yeah, sleep wherever they end up, even if it’s on top of one of the brothers...

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TONY POTTS: Lady Gaga's Social Network Opens to All the Little Monsters--Did She Copy Facebook, Pinterest and More?

TONY POTTS: Lady Gaga's Social Network Opens to All the Little Monsters--Did She Copy Facebook, Pinterest and More? | TonyPotts | Scoop.it

This is actually an insanely smart move. Considering Lady Gaga has a tremendous social presence and power, it makes complete sense to combine the best of Pinterest and Reddit. Not that she copied them, like she'd never co-opt Madonna or anything, right? However, make no mistake, many artists will be watching how her new site performs. The potential monetary capability of this LittleMonsters site is huge. 

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The Key to Justin Timberlake's Success Is Just One Word

The Key to Justin Timberlake's Success Is Just One Word | TonyPotts | Scoop.it
It does appear to many that anything Timberlake touches carries a little something called Midas Magic. For the most part, it's true. He's exceptionally successful in nearly every venture and here's why.
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Tony Potts: Holy Sh*t! That Pistol Packin' Granny Is... My Mom?

Tony Potts: Holy Sh*t! That Pistol Packin' Granny Is... My Mom? | TonyPotts | Scoop.it
This blog was fun to write because I knew it would stir up a lil' of the gun debate...which it did. I always find it interesting what people read between the lines.  Or, maybe better put, insert be...
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TONY POTTS: Is He Insane? Yes! I Couldn't Believe This New Surf Video---Check Out Garrett McNamara Surf 100' Wave!

TONY POTTS: Is He Insane? Yes! I Couldn't Believe This New Surf Video---Check Out Garrett McNamara Surf 100' Wave! | TonyPotts | Scoop.it
Holy Shit! is really all I can say about this video of Garrett attempting to break his own record riding the biggest wave, 90 feet high! This one, off the coast of Portugal, may be a 'hunerd, as my...
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TONY POTTS: You Like?

TONY POTTS: You Like? | TonyPotts | Scoop.it
I'm just sayin', I'd love to add this to the collection. The new Acura NSX displayed this past week at the Detroit Auto Show. The rims completely suck, but the rest of the car looks great.Whaddya' ...
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TONY POTTS: Tony’s Take: Justin Timberlake’s New MySpace Has A Chance

TONY POTTS: Tony’s Take: Justin Timberlake’s New MySpace Has A Chance | TonyPotts | Scoop.it
Look, I’ve always found Justin Timberlake to be innately curious and very entrepreneurial. I first met him back in early 2000 just after *NSYNC’s “No Strings Attached” album...
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TONY POTTS: My Thoughts: Smart Move By ABC/Ben Sherwood –’Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Moved to 11:35 PM; ‘Nightline’ Bumped to 12:35 AM

TONY POTTS: My Thoughts: Smart Move By ABC/Ben Sherwood –’Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Moved to 11:35 PM; ‘Nightline’ Bumped to 12:35 AM | TonyPotts | Scoop.it

I remember lying in the grass with Jimmy watching fireworks explode above us, (no, we were not holding hands…altho it was romantic)...

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TONY POTTS: ‘Usain In The Membrane!’

TONY POTTS:   ‘Usain In The Membrane!’ | TonyPotts | Scoop.it
With all due respect to Cypress Hill, it’s definitely “Usain In The Membrane” — right? Love watching Usain Bolt run the Men’s Olympic 200m Semi-Final. Why? For a numbe...
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TONY POTTS! Frampton 'Comes Alive!' on Twitter --After Texting Woman Rear-Ends HIm!

TONY POTTS! Frampton 'Comes Alive!' on Twitter --After Texting Woman Rear-Ends HIm! | TonyPotts | Scoop.it

Apparently, Rock legend Peter Frampton doesn't lover her way...at least one woman's way. Frampton was injured in a car accident earlier today ... and claims it's all because some "woman driver" was texting behind the wheel instead of watching the road.

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TONY POTTS: David Beckham Surprises Fans In Adidas’ Magic Photo Booth

TONY POTTS: David Beckham Surprises Fans In Adidas’ Magic Photo Booth | TonyPotts | Scoop.it
When a stranger appears in your photo booth, it might be time to panic. First of all--how did this person even get in there, when photo booths are so tiny?
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TONY POTTS: What Founders Wish They Knew Before Starting Companies

TONY POTTS: What Founders Wish They Knew Before Starting Companies | TonyPotts | Scoop.it

Entrepreneurship is about learning and iterating. See what successful founders wish they knew when they got started. I like to call them BTDT's --the Been There, Done That folks who've made the mis-steps, but have also, sometimes thru sheer will, made the right choices and have been successful. 

Good Stuff. 

Enjoy. 

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TONY POTTS: Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles Hits The Trifecta -- Tour, Show and Baby!

TONY POTTS: Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles Hits The Trifecta -- Tour, Show and Baby! | TonyPotts | Scoop.it

Had a blast meeting Jennifer Nettles when I hosted FOX-TV's Good Day Los Angeles this morning. I'm in town for the next coupla weeks and the FOX Folks asked if I'd like to steer the ship for a week. I figured, 3-hours of live tv a day without a script--- of course!

 

Jennifer is lead vocalist of Sugarland, which has won 18-awards and charted five #1 songs, is one of the 'mentors' on ABC's show, and is now expecting her first child. The tri-fecta, as it were.

 

What you don't see when the show is in commercial break could be, many times, an excellent part of the show. Jennifer was chatting with the crew and Melissa Rivers while we were in commercial break. Such a nice, down-to-earth woman. Could not have been nicer before or after her segment.  Off camera told me she feels blessed to have so much good will happening all at once. After she finishes the Duet's finale' Thursday night, she jumps on a plane Friday morning and has a show on the east coast, Delaware, that night. All the while, having two of her singers in the finals and taking care of the ever growing bump of being nearly 4-months pregnant.

 

Net-Net: Love it when creative, successful and driven people are also good people. Often, the two-are mutually exclusive. Not here.  Not in Sugarland. 

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TONY POTTS: 7 FUN Apps You Don't Want To Miss (Including Tony's Fav)

TONY POTTS: 7 FUN Apps You Don't Want To Miss (Including Tony's Fav) | TonyPotts | Scoop.it

There are a number of cool apps in here...with MarbleCam being the one I like the most. Also, it's free, so, gotta love that, too.

 

One more thing. If you love taking pics with your phone...espesh candid's, then I have a great app for you. And yes, it's free. Or at least it was when I dl'd it. It's called PopBooth Photo. It takes four different quick poses of you and puts them in the old-school photobooth mode. It's cool and you can use various fx, too.

 

Enjoy and tweet me some pics!

 

 

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