“It is only one match but we believe we can get out of this situation. Maybe we’re daft but we do. “We do have it in us to win matches and we showed that today.” United now take on bottom-six rivals Partick, Hamilton and Motherwell in their next three league fixtures, though they may be without Coll Donaldson, who suffered a broken nose, for a spell. “We will keep fighting until it is over,” said Paatelainen. “Now we turn our eyes to next week against Thistle. We know on our day we can beat them all.” Mixu Paatelainen believes Dundee United’s thumping 5-1 win over Kilmarnock shows that his side can “beat them all.”The Terrors grabbed a much-needed three points to close the gap at the foot of the Scottish Premiership table, putting five past Gary Locke’s visitors to Tannadice.The gap between 12th and 11th place now stands at 11 points and Paatalainen is adamant that his team can pull off an unlikely escape.The Finn said: “I thought we played with very good intensity, the work-rate was unbelievable and we scored goals – that made it easier for us.
The stars were out for amfAR’s New York Gala this week. amfAR Award of Courage Honoree Joely Richardson, amfAR Award of Courage Honoree Vanessa Redgrave, and Liam NeesonCredit/Copyright: Kevin TachmanVanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson, Peter Lindbergh, Liam Neeson, Robin Wright, Grace Jones, Nile Rodgers, Jane Krakowski, Harry Belafonte, Chelsea Clinton, Andy Cohen, Kelly Rowland, Ethan Hawke, Karolina Kurkova, Karlie Kloss, Coco Rocha, Alan Cumming, Padma Lakshmi, Gretchen Mol, Grace Coddington, Donna Karan, Chanel Iman, A$AP Rocky, Lily Aldridge, Elettra Wiedemann, Veronica and Nicola Bulgari, and John Demsey were among those who joined amfAR Chairman Kenneth Cole and amfAR Founding Chairman Dr. Mathilde Krim at Cipriani Wall Street last night to support amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research at its annual New York Gala.$1.7 million was raised at the event, as amfAR launched its Countdown to a Cure initiative, aiming to find a widely applicable cure for AIDS by 2020.The Foundation honored revered actresses Vanessa Redgrave and Joely Richardson, mother and sister of the late, beloved amfAR Trustee Natasha Richardson, for carrying on Natasha’s legacy in the fight against AIDS with their steadfast support of amfAR. Liam Neeson made a surprise appearance at the gala to present Redgrave and Richardson with amfAR’s Awards of Courage. In emotional acceptance speeches, Redgrave and Richardson spoke about being inspired by Natasha’s passion for the cause. Richardson said that she was moved by the generosity of the people in the room that night, from Aileen Getty who pledged $1 million to kick off Countdown to a Cure, to those who gave $50, and recalled the saying “The only thing we take with us, is everything we’ve given away.”Legendary fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh was also honored at the gala for his exceptional contributions to the global struggle against HIV/AIDS. Robin Wright presented him with his award, praising his extraordinary generosity towards amfAR, which was on display that night with two lots that he donated to the event’s live auction. In his acceptance speech, Lindbergh acknowledged his fellow honoree Vanessa Redgrave, saying “I’ve learned from your life how important it is to stand up for what you believe in.”amfAR Trustee Harry Belafonte, a legend of the civil rights movement and an impassioned humanitarian, delivered a powerful call to action to the crowd to launch amfAR’s Countdown to a Cure. “It is our intention to put amfAR out of business,” he said. “We’d like nothing better than to close our doors, knowing that our job is done. But it won’t be the work of my generation. The task of achieving a cure for AIDS requires the energy and passion of the next generation.” Belafonte then called Chelsea Clinton to the stage, who said that “a cure for AIDS is no longer a dream. It’s a visible, achievable, and as always, necessary goal.” She urged the crowd to join her “in being part of the movement that brings the AIDS epidemic to an end.” Guests participated in launching the initiative by texting to pledge throughout the night, and generous contributions flowed in, with pledges visible on screens in the room. A total of $154,000 was pledged through texts to start the campaign.The black-tie benefit kicked off New York Fashion Week with three exciting performances. Tony Award-winning actress and singer Jane Krakowski opened the night with a cabaret performance, singing a new rendition of her hilarious “Tweet” song. Nile Rodgers, who recently won multiple Grammy awards, performed classic disco songs with Chic such as “Le Freak,” getting the entire crowd on their feet dancing. The incomparable Grace Jones closed out the night with a spontaneous, over-the-top performance that had her hula-hooping on top of a table in the middle of the room while performing “Slave to the Rhythm.”Alexander Gilkes conducted the event’s live auction, which featured a number of exclusive luxury items. Karlie Kloss and Derek Blasberg modeled his and hers Bulgari watches, which sold for $30,000. Honoree Peter Lindbergh donated the chance to sit for a private portrait commission with him, a true once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Karolina Kurkova helped to auction off the lot, speaking about her unforgettable experiences working with Lindbergh. The package sold to two bidders for a total of $150,000. Lindbergh also donated one of his iconic prints to the auction, raising an additional $50,000 for amfAR.Chairs of the event included Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn, Harry Belafonte, Veronica Bulgari, Kim Cattrall, R. Martin Chavez, Chelsea Clinton, Andy Cohen, Kenneth Cole, Alan Cumming, John Demsey, Joan Didion, Madame Hind El Achchabi, Karen Elson, Linda Evangelista, Anne Fulenwider, Nina Garcia, Milutin Gatsby, Aileen Getty, Tim Hanlon, Donna Karan, Brian C. Kelly, Mathilde Krim, Ph.D., David and Lauren Bush, Cindi Leive, Laura Linney, Julianna Margulies, Liam Neeson, Vincent Roberti, Carine Roitfeld, Hilary Swank, Diana Taylor, Stefano Tonchi, Stanley Tucci, and Harvey Weinstein.The amfAR New York Gala is one of New York City’s most successful and high-profile AIDS benefits. Previous honorees include President Bill Clinton, Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Roberto Cavalli, Kenneth Cole, Diane von Furstenberg, Yves Carcelle, Sir Elton John and David Furnish, Clive Davis, Peter Dolan/Bristol-Myers Squibb, Richard Gere, Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Hanks, Janet Jackson, Quincy Jones, Donna Karan, Heidi Klum, Patti LaBelle, Lorne Michaels, Liza Minnelli, Rosie O’Donnell, Howard and Cindy Rachofsky, Sumner Redstone/Viacom, Natasha Richardson, Bill Roedy/MTV Networks, Carine Roitfeld, Caroline Scheufele, Julian Schnabel, Bobby Shriver, Sharon Stone, Barbara Walters, Robin Williams, and Anna Wintour.Bulgari and Wells Fargo generously served as the event’s presenting sponsors. Wells Fargo has long been a strong and loyal supporter of amfAR and many other AIDS-related charities. Bulgari began its relationship with amfAR as one of the Foundation’s earliest corporate sponsors, pledging its support in honor of amfAR co-founder Dame Elizabeth Taylor for her passionate and tireless work in the fight against AIDS. The event’s signature sponsors include M•A•C Viva Glam, Mercedes-Benz, and Mandarin Oriental, New York. Gloria Ferrer is the event’s wine sponsor. Delta Air Lines is the official airline of amfAR. The amfAR New York Gala is produced by Andrew Boose/AAB Productions.
On Music Platforms:Immediately following the broadcast, Staats found himself sitting on top of Canada’s All-Genres iTunes Song Chartwith his new original song “The Lucky Ones”, surpassing superstars Justin Timberlake and Ed SheeranAfter only one day of sales, “The Lucky Ones” debuted Top 5 on the digital pop songs sales chart in Canada and #8 for all genres, and currently ranks among the Top 50 on Canadian Hot A/C radio“The Lucky Ones” has 100,000 streams already, and has been added to several prominent Canadian playlists on streaming servicesOn Social Platforms:#TheLaunch trended in Canada on Twitter throughout the duration of the broadcast and well into the nightThere were close to 13,000 mentions of THE LAUNCH-related terms driving a staggering 121.3 million potential impressions in the 24 hours surrounding the broadcast“The Lucky Ones” trended in Canada on its first day of release“We are thankful to Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast for joining our superstar mentors and aspiring artists on the uncharted journey that is THE LAUNCH,” said Mike Cosentino, President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. “The response to the show demonstrates a willingness among Canadians to embrace this entirely new, untried format, and we are delighted by the ensuing enthusiasm of audiences across social media, online, and on the streaming sites for both the show and the new song.”On the next episode of THE LAUNCH, “Ain’t Easy” (Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO, and super simulcast on CTV Two and Much, and in French on VRAK), emerging artists Basil Phoenix, Divine Lightbody, Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine, JP Maurice, and LITEYEARS audition in front of celebrity mentors OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, Grammy® Award-winner, Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles, and Scott Borchetta for the once in a lifetime opportunity to record a new original song that will be released this week.Available on all digital platforms including CTV.ca, CTV GO, and CraveTV immediately following the broadcast, THE LAUNCH: DIRECTOR’S CUT features extended auditions of the three artists that appear in the episode, as well as those featured exclusively in this digital version.THE LAUNCH is executive produced by Scott Borchetta, Randy Lennox and John Brunton; Paul Franklin and Lindsay Coxare Showrunners and Executive Producers; Executive Producers for Bell Media are Robin Johnston and Corrie Coe, who is also Senior Vice-President, Original Programming, Bell Media. Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, CTV and Specialty Programming, Mike Cosentino is President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.SOCIAL MEDIA LINKSTwitter:@LoganStaats@alessiacara@BoyGeorge@Fergie@iek@JenniferNettles@imjmichaels@NikkiSixx@RyanTedder@scottborchetta@ShaniaTwain@stephanmoccio@BellMediaPR@umusic@bigmachine@CTV_PR @CTV_Television@insightprod@TheLaunchCTV@iHeartRadioCAFacebook:alessiacaraboygeorgeofficialfergieJenniferNettlesMusicjuliamichaelsofficialnikkisixxofficialRyanTedder1RscottborchettaShaniaTwainStephanMoccioCTVTheLaunchCTViHeartRadio CanadaInstagram:@logan_staats@alessiasmusic@boygeorgeofficial@busbee@cloudology@fergie@jennifernettles@imjmichaels@nikkisixxpixx@firstname.lastname@example.org@shaniatwain@stephanmoccio@TheLaunchCTV@CTV_PR@umusic@CTV_Television@iHeartRadioCAWebsite:www.CTV.ca/TheLaunchAbout CTVCTV is Canada’s #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 16 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at CTV.ca.Source: Numeris, AMA: Live+4 days playback on CTV+CTV Two+Much+VRAK+Canal Vie. Cumulative Reach: all airings January 10-14, 2018, including all playback up to January 14, on CTV, CTV Two, Much, VRAK, Canal Vie and MTV, Key Demos: A18-34, A18-49, A25-54.**Adobe Analytics & Brightcove Video Cloud, January 10-11, 2018*Sysomos query: #TheLaunch OR @thelaunchctv OR “watching The Launch” OR “tv show The Launch” OR “Logan Staats” OR “Scott Borchetta” OR “Shania Twain” OR busbee OR @shaniatwain OR @scottborchetta OR @loganstaats OR @vivianhicks OR “the lucky ones” OR #theluckyones OR @HavelinOfficial OR @JuliaTofficial OR @therevelboys OR @CTV_Television Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Login/Register With: TORONTO, Jan. 16, 2018 – One song can change everything – and the premiere of THE LAUNCH and its new original song “The Lucky Ones” did just that for CTV and chosen artist Logan Staats. CTV’s all-new, original music series was the #1 program in its timeslot among key demos when it premiered last Wednesday, while Staat’s single immediately debuted at #1 on iTunes.In advance of Episode 2 tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO, here’s a look at how THE LAUNCH launched last week:On Media Platforms:More than 3.2 million unique viewers have already checked out THE LAUNCH across all airings, with Wednesday’s debut seen by an average audience of 1.14 million viewers on CTV, CTV Two, Much, VRAK, and Canal VieTHE LAUNCH was the most-watched program in its Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET timeslot in all key demos, with a double-digit advantage for A25-54 and A18-49 against its closest competitorTHE LAUNCH debuted as the second most-watched program on CTV.ca after THIS IS US, and remains a Top 10 series after five daysOn CraveTV, THE LAUNCH: DIRECTOR’S CUT premiered as one of the Top 2 most-streamed series on the serviceViewership on CTV.ca jumped 32% on the day of the premiere Facebook