Gordon Ramsay’s new ‘Apprentice model FFS cooking present’ to make star ‘hundreds of thousands’

The celebrity chef will soon have a new show – which was commissioned for a second series before the first even aired and a US broadcaster acquired the rights to broadcast the show across the pond

Video is loading

Video not available

The video will soon start playing automatically8thInterrupt

Play Now

Gordon Ramsay shows off a breathtaking sunset at home in Cornwall

Gordon Ramsay may have shared his fear recently that he expected to fail in life – but a new deal means he will make a nice small fortune while also airing his latest TV show in the UK and US.

The 55-year-old celebrity chef will make its TV comeback this year with a new cooking show called Future Food Stars – which goes by the cheeky and very Gordon-apt nickname FFS.

The show is meant to imitate The Apprentice and follows 12 food business owners battling for investment from the F-word star.

The show hasn’t even started broadcasting yet, but has already got the go-ahead for a second season on the BBC, while the rights to broadcast the show in the US have already been purchased from the Fox network in a reported “multimillion pound deal”.

Gordon Ramsay has landed a “multimillion pound” deal on his new TV show



A show source has opened up about the exciting new project, tells The Sun on Sunday: “Gordon is very excited because this is the first time he’s had a show like this on TV in the UK and the US at the same time as Fox and the BBC – it’s a big deal for him.

“He’s excited to be shooting a home in Stateside in the New Year and investing in the show’s winning US entrepreneur to add to his American portfolio.

“The Beeb producers are all very excited – the challenges of the series are pretty epic and the personalities of all the participants are huge.

Future Food Stars – or FFS – airs on the BBC in the UK and on Fox in the US



“Mix that with American cinematography and it feels a lot bigger and fresher than most TV shows right now.”

Gordon’s good news comes just days after the star himself said it his fear of failure is what drives him to reach for the stars every day.

He said, “It’s always about being better than what we’ve already done and constantly pushing the envelope.

“I don’t sit there and think, ‘We made it’ or ‘We are financially secure. Why work so hard? ‘”

While Gordon has had huge hits on a few shows – including Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, and Ramsay’s Best Restaurant – he’s not always hitting the right place.

Gordon Ramsay says he’ll be “the old man on TV” as “fear of failure” keeps him going

Last year, he hosted a new game show called Bank Balance, which released with a lot of fanfare last February.

However, the show flopped and was canceled after just one season due to low audience ratings.

Meanwhile, recent reports point to Gordon’s success could soon be dwarfed by the success and careers of his five children.

Gordon recently opened up about his fear of failure


NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

It has been suggested that 23-year-old daughter Megan, 22-year-old twins Jack and Holly, 20-year-old strict star Tilly, and two-year-old son Oscar “could be worth millions in the next few years.” if they take advantage of certain branding opportunities, according to a PR manager.

Nick Ede, founder of the East of Eden PR agency, said: “[They] are certainly going in the same direction as the Beckhams and the Kardashians. You are in the perfect position to arm yourself for fame and fortune. “

The siblings could be “worth millions” if they take advantage of business opportunities, he added, and following in their parents’ footsteps, “they will be the ones to watch by 2022.”

Continue reading

Gordon Ramsay jokes that he will “kill” his daughter’s boyfriend after calling him “pathetic”

Continue reading

Gordon Ramsay shares a breathtaking sunrise from Cornish Pad after sizzling vacation return

Dubai Air Present 2021: This is what to anticipate

Karim Sahib | AFP | Getty Images

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Dubai’s final international air show in November 2019 feels like a different era.

Just months before the Covid-19 pandemic turned travel on its head, the well-attended biennial aviation event celebrated an industry that looks very different today.

But almost two years after the travel and aviation industries nearly came to a standstill, the market is picking up again.

The 2021 Dubai Air Show starts on Sunday November 14th. This is what awaits you:

Travel Industry Recovery?

With the continued successful rollout of vaccination campaigns and the easing of governments’ Covid restrictions, the situation for travel has improved.

“Executives are cautiously optimistic about the future,” wrote the aviation analysts of the consulting firm Accenture in a message before the fair.

The company predicts global commercial aerospace growth of 13% year over year in 2022, although the year will still be 4% below 2019 levels.

Dubai’s flagship airline, Emirates Airline – the Middle East’s largest airline and largest aircraft buyer – has enjoyed some of that rebound for itself, reducing its previous losses with an 86% revenue increase for its half-year results for fiscal year 2021-2022.

Nevertheless, concerns about possible new Covid variants, inflation and rising energy prices leave considerable uncertainty for the industry. At the fair in Dubai there will certainly be a lot of discussion about the recovery of the industry as well as how aviation has become safer and more hygienic due to the pandemic.

Partly because of this uncertainty and also because Dubai is hosting a smaller air show than the Paris or Farnborough events, analysts are not expecting many large orders this year. This is also because Gulf airlines’ order books “tend to be more focused on wide-body aircraft,” said Sheila Kahyaoglu, aerospace and defense analyst at Jefferies. “So I think international traffic is slower. I just don’t think this will be a catalyst for more orders.”

Supply chain problems

The global supply chain crisis has affected many sectors and aerospace was no exception.

In aviation, supply chain bottlenecks hit defense primarily, Kahyaoglu said. “In communication systems, ships, semiconductor parts – wherever it affects the rest of the world.”

In the business jet segment, the impact is smaller, as fewer private jets are made per year than other types of aircraft, but there is still “a bit of a parts shortage so the OEMs” [original equipment manufacturers] need to be aware of their material purchases, “said Kahyaoglu.

More than half of aerospace executives – 55% – “showed less confidence in the punctuality and quality of their supply chain over the next six months,” said Accenture.

Freight gain

Only one air transport segment has exceeded 2019 levels and that is freight.

People may long have stopped traveling, but e-commerce and the movement of goods have continued to increase. Before the pandemic, a significant volume of cargo was carried in the belly of passenger planes. But after those planes went offline due to increasing travel restrictions, says Richard Aboulafia, vice president of analysis at Teal Group, “all of a sudden people were like, ‘Hey, we need special cargo planes because this belly cargo is not available.’ “

Expect to see airbus and Boeing – the world’s two largest aerospace companies by revenue – are showing new large freighter versions of existing aircraft, Aboulafia said.

“You will see Airbus talk, maybe even take off, about a freighter version of the A350 XWB jetliner,” he told CNBC.

“And you could see the exact same thing from Boeing with the freighter version of the 777X, the newest version of the 777 that has composite wings and stuff. That’s going to be really interesting to see because the Golf is a pretty big cargo.” Market.”

In fact, in Emirates Airline’s most recent half-year results, cargo operations were robust, rising 39%, bringing the business to 90% of the volume it was in 2019.

Military sales

On defense terms, vigilance continues to see progress on the sale of the Lockheed Martin F-35 II Joint Strike to the UAE, penned on the last day of the Trump administration. The gigantic $ 23 billion sale, which consists mostly of 50 F-35 jets and at least 18 armed drones, is reportedly still under negotiation between Washington and Abu Dhabi.

Previously, U.S. laws and export regulations prevented it from selling deadly drones or the F-35 to any of its Arab allies. But the changes introduced by the Trump administration made this possible, which means that when it is completed it would be the first sale of the F-35 and US-made armed drones to an Arab country.

There is also a “general trend towards the continuous modernization of combat fleets, mostly modernized fourth-generation platforms,” ​​said Justin Bronk, research fellow in air force and technology at the Royal United Services Institute in London.

The fourth generation generally refers to fighter jets in service from the 1980s to the present day, with multi-combat roles and more advanced technology than their predecessors, such as infrared search and tracking and digital avionics.

Sustainable Trend Present Provides Recent Look On Type & Atmosphere

PALOS VERDES, CA – South Bay locals are invited to a sustainable benefit and catwalk show hosted by New2U and South Bay Cares on Sunday. It is an event to raise awareness of the damage caused by fast fashion to our environment and how to defend against these harmful effects.

The event takes place from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at El Camp. Attendees can expect a catwalk, raffle prizes, speakers, DJs, and the sale of carefully used, curated clothing to promote new ways people look at their closets and the impact on our planet. Much of the proceeds will go to Sew Swag and the League of Women’s Voters.

The event is inspired by Daisy Hutton, co-founder of The Fixx Collective and Dillon Eisman, founder of Sew-Swag.

The clothing industry is the second largest industrial polluter after the oil industry. It is responsible for 10 percent of global CO2 emissions.

The fashion industry is currently responsible for more annual carbon emissions than all international flights and shipping combined, and around 85 percent of clothing and textile waste ends up in landfills or incinerators.

The price of the current fast fashion business model to our environment and developing countries is becoming more recognized, and a growing number of people want to make environmentally conscious and humane purchasing decisions.

“There are people who are trying to completely reform the system, from the materials we use to the way we make clothes and the way we shop,” the organizers told Patch. “We’ll be highlighting some of the change makers during our event and providing useful resources to help guide our fashion mindset in a more sustainable direction.”

Daisy Hutton, co-founder of The Fixx collective talks about practical steps to develop a stylish, sustainable wardrobe. She combines years of experience in the fashion industry and passion for our environment in her approach to fashion art.

Dillon Eisman, founder of Sew swag will talk about his journey to found Sew Swag. Sew Swag Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit that transforms damaged and donated clothing into fashionable outfits for the greater Los Angeles homeless population. Her goal is to give those in need the clothing and dignity necessary to begin the transition from the street. Sew Swag has a wide range of impacts across Southern California through partnerships with other nonprofits and animal shelters.

The sustainable fashion show takes place at El Camp, 2150 Park Place, Ste 100, El Segundo. Tickets are $ 10 and are free for students. BrownBag link + QR code. Visit the website for more event information: https://m.bpt.me/event/5265606


Excursions of Western Wall tunnels present new underground space in Jerusalem

Christian travelers visit Jerusalem to follow the last steps of Jesus along the Via Dolorosa, Muslims to worship the Dome of the Rock, and Jewish people to insert written prayers into the cracks of the Western Wall.

Some people do all three.

Starting in December, a new option will be available to travelers visiting Jerusalem. You can go underground to experience part of the old city as it existed about 2,000 years ago.

An underground building

After more than 150 years of excavation, a buried building erected around AD 20 is due to be opened to the public this year.

The underground building is just a few steps from the Western Wall, a retaining wall on the west side of the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism and the site where Jerusalem’s first and second temples once stood.

About 10% of the original Western Wall is visible today, with most of them buried behind buildings in the Muslim quarter of the old town as well as underground.


The Western Wall is also one of the top attractions for travelers to Israel. It drew 12 million visitors in 2019, said Eyal Carlin, the tourism commissioner for North America at Israel’s Ministry of Tourism.

The excavated area dates from the Second Temple period, originally built in the 6th century BC. And later by Herod the Great, who ruled Jerusalem from 37 to 34 BC. Ruled, was greatly expanded.

The new chambers are under Wilson’s Arch, an archway that once supported a bridge to the Second Temple, here in the lower left corner.

Christopher Chan | Moment | Getty Images

The building, which is about 15 meters underground, contains two underground chambers separated by corridors and a “magnificent” water fountain, according to the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), the government agency that oversees the country’s excavation projects. Once located on a road that led to the Temple Mount, the building is now buried deep underground, covered over by centuries of construction.

The new areas become part of the popular West wall tunnel Guided tours that run all day from Sunday to Thursday and Friday to noon.

What travelers can see

To access the new areas, visitors descend stairs that are like stepping back in time, Carlin told CNBC.

“When you dig down, you literally go through history,” said Carlin. “Each layer represents different parts of history and different centuries.”

Part of the steps used to reach the newly excavated areas.

Yaniv Berman, Israel Antiquities Authority

“You go back to the Ottoman period, the Muslim period, the time of the Crusaders … right up to the Herodian period,” he said, referring to the rule of King Herod and his heirs from 37 BC. Chr. To 73 AD

Support beams reinforce the corridor between the two chambers of the old underground building.

Yaniv Berman, Israel Antiquities Authority

Archaeologists knew a chamber existed, but excavations uncovered a larger building with two identical rooms separated by a courtyard.

The building could have been a city council building, said Shlomit Weksler-Bdolah, excavation director for the Israel Antiquities Agency, in a press release from the Israel Ministry of Tourism in August. She called the excavated area “one of the most magnificent Second Temple-era public buildings ever unearthed.”

One of two chambers in a building discovered outside the Western Wall.

Yaniv Berman, Israel Antiquities Authority

Historians believe the chambers were reception rooms for dignitaries, wealthy visitors, and members of the high priesthood, Carlin said.

They could also have been restaurants. Archaeologists believe that the rooms once contained couches on which one ate lying down, as was common in the Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman times, according to Weksler-Bdolah.

“It’s very opulent – they were big chambers with big decorative elements made of running water,” said Carlin. “It shows the prosperity of the area at the time … and the people who were welcomed there.”

The second excavated chamber, which is built with arched stone ceilings.

Yaniv Berman, Israel Antiquities Authority

Archaeologists found a small ritual cleaning pool called a mikveh, which priests and aristocrats likely used before visiting the Second Temple.

“Those are the steps that go down” into the pool, he said, which “would normally be filled with water drawn from springs”.

Steps leading to a purification basin, or mikvah, believed to have been added many years after the excavated building was constructed.

Yaniv Berman, Israel Antiquities Authority

The mikveh would not be open to the public, Carlin said. Members of the general public cleaned themselves in the pool at Siloam, which was about a third of a mile away. This is the same pool in which Jesus is said to have restored sight to a blind man, as mentioned in the Gospel of John in the Christian Bible.

The room with the mikveh is part of an “elite gate” to the Second Temple, said Eyal Carlin from the Israeli Ministry of Tourism.

Israel Antiquities Authority

Past the baths, visitors can see the foundation stones of the Western Wall, Carlin said. The stones are huge, weighing more than 250 tons.

Jerusalem is, at least in part, a city built on top of other cities. Existing buildings were turned into basements or underground living quarters for new buildings, according to an article in The times of Israel.

The hallways contained ornate pilasters or columns topped with Corinthian capitals into which water pipes were built.

Yaniv Berman, Israel Antiquities Authority

Therefore, parts of the underground buildings were found completely intact. Decorative elements “were found as a whole,” said Carlin. “There were parts that broke off, but the elements we see have not been reconstructed.”

Excavations are ongoing in Jerusalem, but many don’t open for tours, Carlin said.

“The excitement is great because [this area] is open to the general public, “he said.” It also sheds light on what life was like back then in one of the most important epochs of the Jewish people. “

Tour of the new area

Visitors can see the new underground areas through tours booked through the Wailing Wall Heritage Foundation, a non-profit government agency that administers the Western Wall.

The opening, which was originally scheduled for August, has been postponed to the Hannukah celebration in early December, Carlin said.

The ornate remains of the building are outside the Western Wall or “Western Wall”. The latter term falls out of favor as some consider it disdainful of the grief of the Jewish community over the loss of the Second Temple.

Yaniv Berman, Israel Antiquities Authority

He said that was “good timing” in more ways than one.

“If everything goes according to plan this week or early next week and our government approves the re-entry of tourists into Israel … that will actually collapse when the majority of the world can … travel to Israel.”

Inventive couture and a rock come collectively for a Sound & Model Trend Present | Weekender | Group

Dressed in a leopard-flecked top, alligator green sleeves, and coral trousers, Tolliver Shearn knows a thing or two when it comes to “makeover” on a fashion runway.

“You always think about your next step,” he says with a smile. “You also spend a lot of time looking at yourself in the bedroom and perfecting the perfect pose.”

That’s because Shearn is not a professional Zoolander. Instead, he’s a student at Western Iowa Tech Community College who attended the Sound & Style Fashion Show on Saturday at the Warrior Hotel, 525 Sixth St.

It’s a fundraiser for the Sioux City Conservatory of Music and begins with a matinee before the symphony from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. a DJ dance party from 9 p.m.

What does fashion have to do with music? According to Conservatory of Music co-founder Gia Emory, there has always been a connection between musicians and designers.

“When you think of David Bowie and Prince, how they look is as important as their sound,” she explains.

Emory was a West Coast stylist for fashionable women like Britney Spears and Priscilla Presley for many years.

People also read …

Grace Emory is just as stylish as her mother. In fact, North High School 11th grade is considering a career as a fashion designer.

“You don’t have to spend a lot of money to look good,” she says. “You can take old clothes, make a few changes and turn them into something really eye-catching.”

Grace Emory was an example of her “upcycle” style, wearing an old cardigan, vintage concert t-shirt, wrap skirt, and leggings.

East High School 10th grade Chloie Roupe sported a similar look with a cardigan, animal print leggings, and a flowing dress.

“My style is a little retro and at the same time a little futuristic,” explains Roupe, who names both singer Lady Gaga and designer Betsey Johnson as style icons.

Like Grace Emory, Roupe is an aspiring fashion designer who will be showing fashion during the Sound & Style Show.

“My grandmother taught me to sew,” says Roupe. “I’ve been experimenting with fabrics ever since.

In addition to Roupe and Grace Emory, clothing by Rachel Anne Rainwater from Los Angeles and Sean Bolte from Minneapolis will also be shown on the catwalk. So is Paul Chelstad, a Sioux City-based artist who will be exhibiting some of his graffiti-inspired fashions.

Surely Miguel “Nasty” Almaraz-Castaneda, the 21-year-old owner of the graphic design collective Nasty Collective, will take a lot of high fashion photos.

“I take photos, make videos, do graphic design and even do a little podcasts whenever I get the chance,” he says. “Have to do whatever you can to get through.”

Almaraz-Casteneda has been homeless for much of the past five years.

“My mother turned me away when I was 16,” he says. “Since then I’ve been alone.”

That didn’t stifle Almaraz-Castaneda’s ambitions and creativity.

He names Biggie Smalls, Tupac Shakur and Quentin Tarantino as unlikely muses.

“There’s style in both hip-hop and filmmaking,” he says. “I like it.”

So who is Rebecca Ericksen’s fashion hero? Probably not her father.

“I’ve seen Becca buy old goodwill men’s jeans, change a few things, and wear them to school,” says Tim Ericksen as his Sergeant Bluff-Luton Community High School daughter walks the Sound & Style runway. “I’ll tell her I have a lot of old jeans that she can ‘upcycle’. So far, Becca has not accepted my offer. “

Fashion is a creative outlet, says Rebecca Ericksen.

“I just like to take something used and make it new again,” says the first-time model.

While Rebecca Ericksen is still working out the kinks in her model poses, Zoe Belk already feels at home in front of an audience.

“I’ve never modeled before, but I’m also a singer,” says the Western Iowa Tech Community College student who modeled for one night. “A catwalk is just another type of stage.”

Which is a good attitude. After all, fashion creates trust.

“I started looking into fashion to express myself creatively,” says Grace Emory. “I show the world who I am when I dress the way I do.”

Chloie Roupe nods her head in agreement.

“Fashion should show your personality,” she says. “It’s a reflection of who you are.”

In fashionable destroyed jeans, cool kicks and a white shirt, photographer “Nasty” Almaraz-Castanada is just as trendy as everyone on the catwalk.

“Confidence in yourself is the key,” he says. “That’s true no matter what you do.”

Weekend automotive present raises cash for Pathway Home | Information

Local motorcycle ministries and auto clubs come together for a car show on Saturday to raise funds for the Greenwood Pathway House.

The auto show Righteous Rods, Rollin for Jesus takes place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wilbanks Sports Complex, the former site of the Greenwood Civic Center. If the show is canceled due to rain, the show will be postponed to September 25th.

For information about the auto show, call 864-396-8477.

Jamie Starnes and his wife Christie organized the car show. The couple are part of a local motorcycle service and have helped support the Pathway House homeless shelter.

“We were in there and there are 40 or 50 people, not just from Greenwood,” Starnes said. “There are people from all over the world who get help there.”

Starnes said he was moved by the work Pathway House does to help homeless youth and single parents and wanted to help. He said this car show is a way to help people by just showing off their cars and trucks. People showing a car on Saturday paid an entry fee of $ 20, with each dollar going towards the Pathway House.

There will also be food trucks and trailers, live music, raffles and other vendors at the auto show, along with voting in four competition areas – antique vehicles, show cars, show trucks and motorcycles. Starnes said the show will also feature jeeps, and several auto clubs from the area have been invited to participate.

“That’s what it’s about, you only help when you can,” said Starnes. “Sometimes there is your money, sometimes there is only your time.”

Anthony Price, executive director of the Pathway House, said the shelter is building the first set of five cottages due for delivery in October that will provide shelter for single parents and their homeless children.

“The problem we have in Greenwood is that we only have one bed for 100 homeless children in Greenwood County alone,” Price said.

When all the planned cottages have been built, 60 additional beds for parents and children will be provided in addition to the men’s and women’s shelters in the Pathway House. These tiny country-style buildings have bunk beds, a sink, and a bathroom area. The nonprofit plans to build a central dining and kitchen area that will serve as an activity center for parents and children, Price said.

“It offers them a safe place to stay. The biggest challenge parents with children face is safety, ”he said. “This brings families out of an insecure situation with a lot of trauma and gives them a safe place to live.”

The auto show, Price said, will help Pathway House run costs as fall approaches, when the nonprofit opens its cold weather shelter.

“I can’t say enough about Anthony Price and all the people over there,” said Starnes. “You really have my heart.”

Anyone who would like to volunteer or donate to support the Pathway House can find at gwdpathway.org or by calling the shelter at 864-223-4460.

Contact author Damian Dominguez at 864-634-7548 or follow @IJDDOMINGUEZ on Twitter.

80s-Type Vogue present set for Friday at Northern Winz

Northern Winz Hotel & Casino is hosting its fifth annual Honor Our Legacy Fashion Show on Friday at 5 p.m., preceded by the Women’s Health Fair.

Gaming Commissioner Rebekah Jarvey, the event’s coordinator, said she was excited to host this free event, which this year will feature well-known artists and fashion designers from across the Indian country including Elias Not Afraid, JG Indie and Sage Mountain Flower .

The event’s categories include Contemporary Native Fashion for men and women and 80s Style Best Dressed with cash prizes for the winners, as well as an 80s Big Hair Contest.

It will also include a live performance by Nataanii Means, a Native American hip-hop artist on the way to releasing his third album, and a modeling workshop by the Squash Blossom Duo at 10am.

The event will be announced by Russell Standing Rock, Montana Cree will be the host drum, and American Legion Post 67 will be the color guard.

The fashion show is preceded by the Women’s Health Fair, organized by Rocky boy Health Center with presenters Tami Ralston and Jackie Houle, after which there is a short break before the fashion show begins.

COVID-19 security measures will be taken at both events and the fashion show will be broadcast live at https://www.facebook.com/Honor-Our-Legacy-Fashion-Show-108755707176241 .

New arts present raises cash for Shelby County Animal Shelter | Neighborhood

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – A new festival was held in Shelbyville this weekend to raise money for pets in need.

The Shelbyville Fall Art and Craft Show featured more than 80 vendors, food trucks, a petting zoo, and face painting over Labor Day weekend.

ArtSpark Productions’ Sherry Kremer says the first-time event was so successful that some vendors ran out of products on the first day.

Kremer used to work in tourism and wanted to develop a show that promotes regional companies – but not only regional companies benefited from the show.

“I wanted to create an event that would help the vendors, artisans and artists, and also benefit a local charity, so we chose Shelby County Animal Rescue,” said Kremer.

A number of raffles and promotions were also offered during the weekend to raise funds for the shelter.

Copyright 2021 WDRB-Medien. All rights reserved.

Automotive present raises cash for Waverly flood victims

LEBANON, Tenn. (WTVF) – Some people just love to flaunt a bit of muscle mass. So muscle cars. “It’s a 2018 Dodge Challenger, TA 392,” said Casey Mitchell.

“This is a 1934 Ford three-window coupe,” said Rob Wiborn, another car collector.

Pretty much every weekend you can either drive Rob with his coupé or show it to anyone who is interested. “It has a 350 Corvette engine, 350 Chevy gearbox,” he said.

That weekend his cars and others on display in the Lebanon Outlet Mall were there for a good cause. “You only see water flowing through these houses, you see houses in the middle of the street, we could both have cried,” said Wiborn.

Rob and friend Tom Lofkis of Loud and Obnoxious Cruisers were so moved by the heartbreaking images from Waverly that they decided to put together one final auto show with all of the proceeds going back down the street helping the flood victims.

“When things like this come up, we will definitely be on board to help when and where we can, with the greatest possible effort,” said Lofkis.

It all came together pretty quickly, but luckily the classic car community got their engines going and got the word out. “Thank goodness we have a lot of friends who have a lot of cool cars and who don’t mind supporting our cause because they know that if Loud and Obnoxious does something, it will definitely be a worthy cause,” said Lofkis.

Because long after the flood, victims literally need muscle to help clean up, money from these types of muscles can go a long way. “It’s great because I know there are a lot of people out there who need help, and if I can help, I’m really excited about it,” said Mitchell.

Loud and Obnoxious Cruisers plan to use the money raised to buy flood victims’ gift cards that they can spend on whatever they need.

Willard Scott, legendary TODAY present weatherman, dies at 87

Willard Scott – the legendary TODAY weatherman known for his exuberant personality and a tradition of celebrating fans who have hit the mark of the century – passed away this week, TODAY’s Al Roker has confirmed. He was 87 years old.

Scott, who joined TODAY in 1980, was perhaps best known for wishing a happy birthday to fans turning 100, a feature that has grown in popularity over the years.

Scott, who began his 65-year career at NBC in 1950 as a page at the Washington, DC affiliate station, made predictions on the go and delighted locals with his tireless charm.

“I just love people,” he told the New York Times in 1987. “Many speakers in the discussion group leave immediately afterwards. I do a lot of shmoozing. I am like a dog. You just open the door and I say ‘rrrr, rrrr’ and then I lick everyone’s face. ”

Born March 7, 1934 in Alexandria, Virginia, Scott began broadcasting in the 1950s after graduating from American University in Washington.

In 1955 he began hosting the radio show “Joy Boys” on NBC radio station WRC and remained on the program until the end of the program in 1974.

He also hosted children’s television shows in the 1960s and appeared on WRC with a variety of characters, including Bozo the Clown, a bygone child icon who appeared across the country in the 60s and 70s.

Scott also had the honor of being the first person to play Ronald McDonald, appearing in commercials in the Washington area from 1963.

Scott stayed in Washington during the 1970s, becoming the weather man for NBC’s local Channel 4. In March 1980 the network called and he replaced Bob Ryan as the weather man on TODAY. (Ryan then took Scott’s old job and became a WRC meteorologist.)

No gimmick was too much for Scott. In 1985 he made the weather disguised as Boy George while the singer was at the height of his fame. He also disguised himself as a giant cupid on Valentine’s Day, in a barrel on the day tax was due, and a groundhog to celebrate Groundhog Day.

Perhaps his most memorable stunt, however, was dressing up as Brazilian singer and actress Carmen Miranda on an episode of TODAY in 1983 to secure a $ 1,000 donation to the USO. He took some flak for it, but stuck with it.

“People said I was a fool to do it,” he told the New York Times in that 1987 interview. “Well, I’ve been a buffoon all my life. This is what I did. ”

In 1983, Scott granted a viewer to wish his mother a happy 100th birthday.

He dressed up as Santa Claus at the National Tree Lighting Ceremony in Washington, DC, and at several White House events for several years during the 1980s. From 1987 to 1997 he co-hosted NBC coverage of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and also enjoyed a recurring role as sociable Mr. Poole on the sitcom “The Hogan Family.”

The lovable Scott was also addressed by First Lady Barbara Bush once during the inauguration parade of her husband, President George HW Bush, in 1989.

“All of a sudden I look over and see this very happy face, run over, kiss that face, run back to (husband) George,” she recalls. “He said, ‘I didn’t know you knew Willard Scott.’ I said, ‘I don’t know Willard Scott. I just love that face.’ “

“I think people are so drawn to Willard that they really just want to be part of his orbit, and that includes first ladies,” said Katie Couric, former TODAY host, of the encounter.

In 1996 Scott semi-retired and was replaced by Al Roker on TODAY, although he would stand in for Al for the next 10 years. He officially retired from television in 2015, finishing a 35-year run with TODAY.

“He is a friend. He is literally my second father. “ Al said then.

Scott reappeared in a video on TODAY in August 2019 in which the cast and crew of the show wished Al a happy 65th birthday.

“I can’t believe it. My little guy is 65 years old,” he said. “What is the world for? Hey, listen, now you can get social security on and make even more money. What a lucky guy you are. You are nothing but the best. Who loves you baby

In 1985 President Reagan presented Scott with a Private Sector Award for Public Service. He was married to his wife, Mary Dwyer Scott, from 1959 until her death in 2002. They had two children. He leaves behind his wife Paris Keena, whom he married in 2014.

Disclosure: Comcast is the parent company of NBCUniversal and CNBC.