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CAA Agent David Kopple Moves to Management 360



David Kopple is joining Management 360 from CAA, where he has worked since 2010. He currently serves in the agency’s motion picture lit department.

Among the clients joining Kopple at Management 360 are José Padilha, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, Craig Zobel, Pablo Trapero, Peter Sollett, Adam Robitel, Joe Swanberg, Emily Jerome, and John Curran. More are likely to follow. Clients represented by CAA are expected to stay at the agency.

“We have long admired David as a person with great integrity, a keen eye, and an entrepreneurial spirit,” the Management 360 partners said in a joint statement. “We’re thrilled to welcome him to 360 and look forward to collaborating with him and his clients in exciting new ways.”

Kopple is now the latest in a growing list of agents from top agencies who are making the move to management companies. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to mostly stymie production and live events, agencies are feeling the pinch financially, with many enacting pay cuts, furloughs, and layoffs.

Many are also taking this opportunity to launch new ventures. Peter Micelli, a former CAA agent who recently stepped down as chief strategy officer of Entertainment One, has launched Range Media Partners along with several defectors from a number of top agencies. Elsewhere, WME partner Phillip Sun partnered with Charles D. King of Macro to found a new venture called M88. It has already attracted a number of big-name clients like Michael B. Jordan, Idris Elba, and Donald Glover.

News of Kopple’s exit also comes a day after CAA announced it had submitted an amended franchise agreement to the WGA in an effort to be able to represent writers again. The agency signed an agreement mostly identical to the one signed by ICM in August, but asked that the WGA allow the agency to divest its ownership of affiliated production entity wiip. The WGA responded shortly thereafter and made it clear they will not accept the agency’s terms.


Is Jessie J’s Song ‘Simply In Love’ About Channing Tatum? Here’s Why Fans Think So




Just because they’re your ex doesn’t mean you can’t still pen love songs for them. Case in point: fans think Jessie J’s song Simply In Love is about ex Channing Tatum. And for good reason. Not only is the song about a love story, per The Sun, J, herself, reportedly has said in an Instagram Story that she wrote it “about when you first meet someone and you want to steam ahead.” The singer reportedly added, “Sometimes running can ruin a foundation that a relationship needs, which is to just be chill, stay still and enjoy the moment.” (Elite Daily reached out to J for comment regarding claims the song is about Tatum, but did not hear back in time for publication.)

That could be a hint at her relationship with Tatum, which reportedly didn’t pan out because the timing didn’t quite seem to be right. “Channing and Jessie have different priorities and focuses that don’t really align,” a source reportedly told People when they first reportedly split in Dec. 2019. “They had a fun relationship, but it just didn’t work out. Channing needs to be in L.A. a lot so he can spend time with Everly. Jessie prefers England. They are still friendly, though.” (Following that reported split, the two reportedly briefly got back together only to reportedly split again for the same reason in April 2020.)

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Maybe J sees it as though they were rushing to put a label on it when they could’ve, instead, just chilled and let things play out? The lyrics of the song sure seem to hint at something like that. The pre-chorus goes:

Take it slow

Baby steps

So we don’t ruin what comes next

Let’s be still

Just stay calm

So we’re not rushing what we are

The chorus reiterates a similar message:

Pressure off

Just have funIt’s not a race, no need to run

If it’s forever

Let’s just simply be in love

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Then there’s the second verse, which ends with another big hint at her relationship with Tatum:

Let’s hold hands and squeeze a little tighter

If you stand still, I won’t pull away

You make my heavy feelings a little lighter

And I brought you back to life, they say

ICYMI: J and Tatum started dating just months after he announced his split from wife of nine years Jenna Dewan, so the line where J says “I brought you back to life, they say” could be a nod to her helping him once again find love.

And, finally, I’d be doing you a disservice if I didn’t mention this first verse, which also majorly seems to be hinting at a situation with an ex she’s still thinking of:

You’re always dreaming ’bout tomorrow

But I’m still overthinking yesterday

Where you go, I know I want to follow

Let’s make a promise on today

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I mean, I totally think it was about Tatum. But, of course, I could also be majorly reaching here. Guess J is the only one who really knows what this song is about.

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Someone Designed This Bizarre $199 Coronavirus Protection Helmet And People Are Confused




Since the beginning of this year, our daily check of “phone, wallet, keys” now includes one more item—a face mask. Mandatory in much of the world, face masks have become something… ordinary, don’t you think? But since the future is here, you can ditch your plain old and uninspiring face mask for something a bit more dystopian.

If you’re a fan of sci-fi or keen on looking like someone who has just stepped out of a spacecraft, these astronaut-like helmets might be for you. Called MicroClimate Air, the new product has caused quite a stir on social media. Scroll down below to find out more!

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For those who aren’t so keen on wearing face masks, there’s a new solution

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The dystopian-looking protective helmet is made with a see-through bubble at the front and a washable fabric that covers the head and neck over the back. Bubble Boy vibes? We think so. The MicroClimate Air also has a built-in ventilation system that utilizes high-powered fans to pull air through filters in the mask. The company promises a “fresh and fog-free” life for helmet wearers, who’ll have to pay $199 for the comfort.

It’s called MicroClimate Air, and it’s an acrylic visor that doesn’t fog up

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And which has a built-in ventilation system

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The new futuristic product is the brainchild of Michael Hall, an entrepreneur who was skiing when the idea for these helmets popped into his head. “Michael Hall envisioned a new wearable whilst skiing with his family in the mountains of Utah,” the website reads.

The MicroClimate Air sells for $199

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And has four hours of battery life

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“As he spoke with his children on the lift, he could not see their faces. They were obstructed by ski masks, goggles, and other clothing. This equipment quickly gets wet, cold, and gross. He envisioned a new kind of wearable that would create a ‘micro climate’ around the head.”

To make it comfortable, cushion liners are included

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While the helmet is made of a washable fabric

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The MicroClimate Air website also says that there are nine US patent applications that protect the new helmet, including its airflow design and the washable filter fabric. The company also notes that it “works well with AirPods.”

It’s all fine and dandy, but what do people think? Well, their opinions are… divided, to say the least.

But people are unsure about the new, futuristic product

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What’s On Tonight: ‘The Playbook’ And ‘Kal Penn Approves This Message’ Get The Ball Rolling




If nothing below suits your sensibilities, check out our guide to What You Should Watch On Streaming Right Now.

The Playbook (Netflix docuseries) — The first season of this docuseries digs into the journeys taken by legendary coaches on their roads to long-standing success in sports and in life. From Los Angeles Clippers’ Doc Rivers to two-time FIFA World Cup-winning coach Jill Ellis, Premier League’s José Mourinho, Serena Williams’ famed tennis coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, and hall of fame basketball player and coach Dawn Staley, the featured coaches have been through it all. Emotional and in-depth interviews will dig into pivotal points in each legend’s career while attempting to unfurl lessons of their ultimate coaching (and playing) philosophies.

Kal Penn Approves This Message (Freeform, 10:30pm EST) — Actor turned Obama administration member turned actor Kal Penn (House, the Harold and Kumar trilogy) is here to celebrate the changes that young voters can make. This promises to be a non-partisan approach with comedic sketches and in-depth interviews that will help Gen Z make their voices more impactful than they already are.

Dead Pixels (CW, 8:00pm EST) — Three friends dig into Kingdom Scrolls in a “Hive-Mother” episode that promises a darkly humorous edge.

Tell Me A Story (CW, 9:00pm EST) — Katrina’s men turn against her in order to stop her from saving Gabe, while Nick worries about his relationship.

Transplant (NBC, 10:00pm EST) — Bash is attempting to gain a work-life balance when his friend from Syria seeks help in treating patients.

Late Show With Stephen Colbert — Desus and Mero

The Late Late Show With James Corden — Ken Jeong, Alicia Keys

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon — Keira Knightley, Chelsea Clinton, Tame Impal

Late Night With Seth Meyers — Keith Urban, Rachel Dratch

Jimmy Kimmel Live — Tenacious D

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