Can you even remember a world without Britney in it? A time before she dominated every area of pop culture? From The Mickey Mouse Club to The X Factor… from “Hit Me Baby One More Time” to “Perfume”… she’s been the best part of our lives for almost two decades. And with a Vegas show, a new album, new music videos, and a documentary on the way this month, it looks as if she might NEVER slow down! World of Wonder wants to give a special birthday shout-out to the ever-iconic Queen of Pop and our newest wowlebrity, Britney Jean Spears! OMG YAAAAAY! Oh, and about that documentary: you definitely don’t want to miss I Am Britney Jean, premiering Sunday, December 22 at 8:00PM followed by an immediate rebroadcast at 9:30PM on E! It’s going to be AMAZEBALLS! The WOW cameras have been following her every move for MONTHS, and they have got some INCREDIBLE interviews and footage of her life. It’s seriously one of THE BEST THINGS WOW HAS EVER DONE!
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If you’re a Broadway Junkie like me, then you’ll want to sashay to the premiere of Six by Sondheim next Tuesday, presented by IDA. This intimate and candid documentary is almost entirely made up of Stephen Sondheim’s own words about the creation and performance of six of his songs.
Click here to RSVP, but hurry because seats are limited.
SO EXCITED! Just five days before her big opening night in Las Vegas, World of Wonder presents an all-new 90-minute documentary chronicling Britney’s life as she faces one of her biggest challenges ever (while also finishing her album, shooting videos, doing press, and being a mom.)
From E!: “Produced by World of Wonder (RuPaul’s Drag Race, Million Dollar Listing) and directed by award-winning filmmakers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato (Eyes of Tammy Faye, Party Monster, Becoming Chaz, In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye), the 90-minute documentary will go inside the excitement, preparation and emotion as the headliner works towards the show that is poised to break new records for the megastar once again.”
Trust me – You don’t want to miss “I Am Britney Jean,” premiering Sunday, December 22 at 8:00PM followed by an immediate rebroadcast at 9:30PM on E!
Last night, of course, was the launch of the fabulous new Esquire channel which debuted with the dazzling WOW documentary Esquire’s 80th, narrated by the ever-humpy John Slattery. It tells the history of the legendary magazine through archival cover stories, iconic images, and seminal articles, featuring the magazine’s most celebrated editors, writers and story subjects as they look back over the last eight decades at the people, politics and pop culture that shaped our lives. Really good stuff. If you missed it, it will air again Friday night at 9:30 and again on Saturday at midnight and 6AM. Set your DVRs. I get so excited by those 1960s covers, the ones produced by ad man George Lois (the model for Mad Men‘s Don Draper), I could spend hours going through their cover archives. I heartily encourage you to check it yourself. And by all means, consult your program directory to find what channel the Esquire channel is on and give it a whirl. Congrats, Esquire, and congratulations to everyone at WOW who worked so hard to make such a wonderful show!
Bob Tur, 53, the news helicopter pilot who captured the Reginald Denny beating that triggered the Los Angeles Riots, the OJ Simpson slow-speed chase, and many other seminal news events, is currently undergoing the transgender procedure that will turn him female. Tur told TMZ that he’d always felt he was a woman trapped in a man’s body. Still in the early stages of the procedure, he’s been receiving hormone injections and says he’s already “thinking like a woman.” He says that when Bob Tur is “dead,” he’ll become Zoe. “There have been incredible changes that happen physically and mentally,” Tur, whose daughter Katy is a reporter on NBC Nightly News, told the CBS local news. “Mental changes have already happened. The brain is plastic, so it’s gotten smaller and feminized. I’m thinking the same way a woman would think. About the five-month mark, you won’t recognize me. My body is changing, my skin is changing, and I’ll have a female shape. Breasts start growing and I’ll lose body hair. Later on, about 12 months, there are another couple of surgeries. Facial feminization surgery and sexual reassignment surgery.”
Bob Tur also happens to be a longtime wowlebrity, as it turns out, having been featured in an exciting segment of the World of Wonder documentary, OJ Mania, and our documentary series LA Stories (check out the video below), both for the BBC.
Oh, and here he is photographed for our book, The World According to Wonder.
Click over to TheLip.tv at 12PM to see our fearless leaders, Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey, discussing one of World of Wonder’s documentaries with Ondi Timoner who is a two time Grand Jury Prize winner at Sundance for her films Dig! and We Live in Public. If you can’t watch it live, no fear, we’ll post it here on the WOW Report later in the day!
Wowlebrity and Academy Award winning documentary film-maker Fredia Lee Mock has a new doc about a white Jesuit priest, called G-Dog, who became an expert in gang lives. G-Dog has launched the largest, most successful gang intervention and rehab program in the US. G-Dog is playing at Laemmle Theater in Santa Monica on May 11th and 12th. Go ahead and get your tickets now before it’s too late!
A documentary about that legendary Manhattan department store, Bergdorf Goodman (but everybody calls it Bergdorf’s), at Fifth Avenue and 58th Street, with its magnificent window displays and A-list dressingrooms. Opens in theaters May 3.