Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Everything we Know so Far About Netflix Dating Series ‘Love Is Blind’ - Nick Lachey & Vanessa Lachey


Valentine’s Day is a few short weeks away and it’s unsurprising that Netflix is dipping its toes back into the dating scene. A year on from the first series Dating Around, Netflix will be hoping to find even more popularity with Love Is Blind.  Below is everything we know about the reality dating Original series Love Is Blind.
Love is Blind is an upcoming Netflix Original reality dating-show produced by Kinetic Content. Upon release, Love Is Blind will be the third dating series released under the Original banner. With networks such as MTV, ABC and Lifetime finding huge success with reality dating shows, it comes at no surprise that Netflix continues to wade into the ever-growing ocean that is reality tv.

What is Love Is Blind?

For anyone who has seen the reality series Blind Date or Married at First Sight will know how a series like this will work.
Rather than hiding three contestants behind a screen, two lucky singles will go on dates but will not be able to see each other until the pair are engaged. Once engaged, the blindfolds come off and they will see who their new beau is for the first time. The cameras will then follow the couple as they try to match a physical relationship to the emotional bond they’ve formed all the way to mere days before they are due to be wed.
The concept is very similar to Married at First Sight, the popular Lifetime reality series. A major difference between the two series is the fact that Love Is Blind doesn’t have the couple marry before meeting each other, giving the couples the option to back out of the series before tieing the knot.

Who’s hosting the series?

Nick and Vanessa Lachey will be the hosts of the Love Is Blind. The pair have been married since 2011, and each has had great success in their own respective careers.
Vanessa Lachey found success at a young age after being named Miss Teen USA in 1998. Throughout her career, Vanessa has worked as a fashion model, beauty queen, tv personality, actress and most recently a television host. Many will recognize her for work on Entertainment Tonight and the host of Total Request Live on MTV.
Better known in the US, Nick Lachey was apart of the multiple platinum-selling boy-band 98 Degrees. He was famously married to Jessica Simpson between 2002 and 2006 and starred in the reality series Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica.

When is the Netflix release date?

It has been confirmed that Love Is Blind will be coming to Netflix on February 13th, 2020!

How many episodes will Love Is Blind feature?

The first episode will have a total of ten episodes. As the series has been confirmed for serialization, this means that episodes will be released weekly rather than all at once.
It’s unclear how long each episode will run, but we’d imagine that episodes will have an approximate run time of 45 to 60 minutes.

Has Netflix released a trailer for Love Is Blind?

We’re still waiting on a trailer for Love Is Blind but expect to see something soon!

Four WHS alumni named Distinguished Citizens - Jeff Timmons


Edward Grier, Rodney G. Klein, Dennis Franklin and Jeff Timmons were announced Thursday.
MASSILLON A storied football player, a retired police officer, an economist and a member of a popular band make up the 2020 Washington High School Distinguished Citizens.
Officials announced the honorees Thursday. The class includes 1951 graduate Edward Grier, Rodney G. Klein (1953), Dennis Franklin (1971), and 1991 graduate Jeff Timmons.
They will join more than 100 other alumni who have been recognized since 1988 for their outstanding accomplishments in the community and their field of work. The foursome will be honored during annual Distinguished Citizens events April 1-3.
After graduating from WHS, Grier earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology from Kent State University and served four years in the U.S. Air Force.
He later joined the Massillon Police Department, becoming the third black officer on the force. Grier also served as the equal employment director, drug coordinator and civil service director for the city.
Grier has worked on numerous community boards and organizations and won a Community Service Award from the Massillon NAACP branch in 1975.
Franklin lead Massillon to its last state championship in 1970.
Recruited by University of Michigan head coach Bo Schembechler, Franklin started for the Wolverines for three seasons and made history as the team’s first black starting quarterback.
During his memorable years at Massillon and Michigan, he compiled a number of honors, including finishing sixth for the 1974 Heisman Trophy. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in 1975 NFL draft.
After football, Franklin worked in marketing and sales. Today, he lives in California and works in real estate.
Upon graduating from WHS, Klein studied business at Western Reserve University, Dartmouth College and earned his master’s degree in business at Columbia University and the University of California.
He worked on the nationally syndicated radio show “The World of Money,” was a financial adviser to Howard Hughes, founded investment groups and authored the book “Benjamin Graham on Investing.”
Klein’s passion for Wall Street led him to establish Wall Street Books, a corporation dedicated to buying and selling rare books on the financial market.
In 2006, Klein bought the former Massillon Post Office and turned it into a museum to house his stock market collection.
He died in 2009.
Timmons is a founding member of the Grammy-nominated band 98 Degrees.
The group’s albums have reached gold or platinum status in more than 60 countries.
After success with 98 Degrees, Timmons embarked on his solo career, touring with Jim Brickman.
He has performed at the White House twice and made appearances on “The Tonight Show,” “The American Music Awards,” “The Teen Choice Awards,” “MTV’s Total Request Live” and “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve.”
He recently produced the TV series “Droned” for Discovery Science.
He is developing projects for emerging acts such as solo artist Nicole Michelle and the boyband tribute act Overnight.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Netflix Orders ‘Love Is Blind’ Reality Dating Series Hosted By Nick & Vanessa Lachey From ‘Married At First Sight’ Producer


Vanessa and Nick Lachey

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix is expanding its unscripted slate with a 10-episode order to Love is Blind, its first serialized unscripted dating series, hosted by Nick and Vanessa Lachey. The show, from Married at First Sight producer Kinetic Content, will premiere globally over three weeks beginning February 13, tied to the Valentine’s Day holiday.

Love Is Blind looks at whether looks or age do matter in romantic relationships, or if love is really blind.
Hosted by the Lacheys, in the series, singles who want to be loved for who they are, rather than what they look like, have signed up for a less conventional approach to modern dating where they hope to meet the person they want to spend the rest of their lives with…without ever having seen them.

With no distractions from the outside world, the singles talk to a stream of potential love interests and when a meaningful connection is made, they propose and then lay their eyes on their fiancé for the first time. Engaged and back in the real world, as the couples plan their wedding day, they will quickly discover whether they can turn their emotional connection into a physical one before the fast-approaching ceremony.
Kinetic Content’s Chris Coelen, Sam Dean, Ally Simpson, Eric Detwiler, Brian Smith executive produce.
The concept of Love Is Blind is somewhat reminiscent of Kinetic Content’s social experiment hit Married at First Sight, Lifetime’s top series for the past two years, which was recently renewed for two more supersized seasons. Kinetica Red Arrow Studios company, is behind the top 3 shows on Lifetime, MAFS, Little Women Atlanta, andLittle Women LA.
The premiere of Love Is Blind comes a year after Netflix ventured into the dating reality show arena with Dating Around. The six-episode series, which debuted February 14, 2019, featured a single who goes on five blind first dates and is then tasked with picking one match who’s worthy of a second date.

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Watch Our Sexiest Men of 2019 Play a Very Funny Game of Sexy Mad Libs - Nick Lachey

What’s a day in the life of the Sexiest Man Alive really like? We wanted to give this year’s winner, John Legend, a chance to tell us in his own words – but he hardly got a chance to finish before some of the other men featured in the Sexiest Man Alive issue (on stands today!) wanted to interrupt with their own adjectives, plural nouns and liquids. Yes, that’s right, it’s time for A Day in the Life of Our Sexiest Man Alive: Mad Libs Edition, and it’s bound to give you a TGIF giggle. Watch as Legend walks us through a day waking up next to wife Chrissy Teigen, playing with his adorable kids, making music in the studio and have a romantic meal – then see stars including Will Arnett, Dan Smyers, Dwyane Wade, Scott Foley, Nick Lachey and many more totally derail his day with their funniest, goofiest and Mad Libs-iest interjections.

98 Degrees' Jeff Timmons presents Overnnight - The Boy Band Tribute

Jeff Timmons from 98 Degrees meets his biggest fan!