The star of a film about California's Chicano culture has said it was "naturaland real" to have white actor Shia LaBeouf also appear in the movie.
BobbySoto said LaBeouf's character in the David Ayer film The Tax Collector mimicshis own experiences of growing up on the west side of Los Angeles.
The duoplay two enforcers for a crime lord who run into trouble when an old rivalreappears in the gritty crime thriller.
Suicide Squad filmmaker Ayer haspreviously defended his decision to cast LaBeouf in the film, saying the actoris “not taking anyone’s work away” because he’s portraying a "whiteboy whogrew up in the hood." Soto told the PA news agency: "It was just natural forsomeone that is a white boy growing up in west Los Angeles to become someonelike that character that you see portrayed in the film, which is somethingthat I grew up around.
"I have cousins that are German-Italian and they grewup in west Los Angeles and south Los Angeles just like myself and they gotinto a lot of heavy things themselves.
"You see them, they've got big ears,big nose, big jaws, big guys, and they have green eyes or blue eyes and theyare white so it was nothing to discuss, it was more like 'Sure that is part oflife, part of this kind of life.'
A “spectacular” 10ft floral bodysuit worn by Lady Gaga in her latest musicvideo could sell for as much as £20,000 next month in London. The pop star,34, wore the hand-painted and appliqued leather bodysuit, called the FloralAlien, during the shoot for the song 911 which was filmed in the desert regionof Valencia in California this August.
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In this episode of #SiliconValley2.0, hosted by Sabrina Halper, we bring you a conversation with HelloAva co-founder Siqi Mou. Born in China, Siqi moved to California to attend Stanford University. After graduating, she worked at JP Morgan and was an on-air anchor for Bloomberg Indonesia. Eventually, she found herself back at Stanford for business school. It was there, as part of a class project, that she began to work on the idea behind HelloAva. HelloAva Inc is a tech-enabled beauty personalization startup which combines artificial intelligence and human expertise. This cutting edge, data-driven approach has led them to over 1.6 million skincare consultations. Applying the pillars of modern technology onto the ever-growing beauty industry has helped this start up stand out. In this episode, you can hear about Siqi’s path to her start-up, her insights into the future of the industry, and her personal approach to following her dreams. Silicon Valley 2.0 is a fortnightly series that showcases the next generation of entrepreneurs and businesses that have the potential to scale new heights.
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The U.S. Supreme Court late on Wednesday (November 25) backed Christian and Jewish houses of worship challenging New York state's latest restrictions in novel coronavirus hot spots. Bryan Wood reports.
CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images Joe Biden's presidency is likely good news for Uber and Lyft. The companies won big in California with Prop. 22, a law the President-elect was vocally opposed to. With the new gig-work model in place, companies are likely to try and replicate it in other states. Federal efforts to classify drivers or couriers as employees are likely to fall flat thanks to a divided congress, experts say. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
As coronavirus cases surge across the U.S. and officials urge Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving family get-togethers, restaurants are stepping in to offer holiday dinners to go. Bryan Wood reports.
A luxury jeweller has created a $1.5 million covid-19 facemask. It features 250 grams of pure 18k gold, set with 3,608 natural black and white diamonds. The prestige PPE is described as “fully functional”. Yvel, the Israeli luxury jewellery brand, say that, with a total weight of about 210 carats, it is the most expensive mask in the world. Designed to be wearable, it features a slot to insert a disposable N-99 protection mask. Designed by Isaac Levy, founder & owner of Yvel, the mask was commissioned by an L.A-based businessman and art collector. The customer placed his order as an act to help support Yvel’s 150 employees in Israel and the U.S.
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