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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 1 November 2014
For those of you who haven't heard of him, Alki David is one of Hollywood's favourite bad boys. The 46-year-old Greek Cypriot immigrant is the man behind the super popular TV-streaming service FilmOn and spends most of his time at his $16.5 million Beverly Hills mansion with his third wife, model and fashion designer Jennifer Stano. When he's not DJ-ing or filming a reality show, the rich and famous troublemaker can usually be found relaxing at his luxurious estate in Spetses, Greece. The controversial entrepreneur is the mastermind behind the Tupac hologram and last year's aborted George Zimmerman/ DMX boxing match. What is he into now? He wants to bring battle rap - a hip- hop competition where MCs have to outperform each other with racy and 'ranty' rhymes - to the mainstream. Many have tried before him to introduce head-to-head rapping to the masses - including Eminem, Diddy and Drake - yet the public remains a little indifferent. Alki has been a fan of battle rap for more than 30 years now and certainly seems loaded with passion, persistence and the necessary amount of cash to make his new venture work. His plan is to create an online 'social pay-per-view platform', where fans will be able to chat among themselves on the same platform on which battles are broadcast. He has already launched BattleCam.dom, a nasty TV-show/website on a new platform, Ether, but craves to take it a whole lot further, embedding his hologram technology, social technology and online streaming to engage the viewer. His production is already meeting big numbers, counting 100,000 fans in just a couple of days. He might have to thank contestants who lose their temper and jump the gun at each other on stage for generating attention and selling-off web tickets in matters of hours. "If somebody gets shot during Ether, then so be it," David recently said, unveiling a hint of his money-making business philosophy. 14 SATURDAY 1 NOVEMBER 2014 Alki David brings battle-rap to the masses Is the Greek posh-punk billionaire crossing the line? Billionaire Greek Cypriot Alkiviades David. Zoe l„ves Greece Recently on her fifth Greek island-hopping holiday, Zoe Foster Blake is still mesmerised with the beauty of Greece and its people It seems that Zoe Foster Blake can't get enough of Greece. The author, beauty editor, Sunday Style and Cosmo columnist - not to mention wife of Hamish Blake - has just returned from the Greek islands. As she herself wrote in her Expedia article, she "wanted to rub everyone's nose in it". The all-natural lover, founder of the Go-To skin care line, after welcoming her first-born Sonny in May, took him on his first trip outside Australia. To Greece. Where else? Hamish and Zoe embarked on what would be the fifth Greek island-hopping holiday for the adventurous beauty icon. She is known for her love of giving travelling tips and recommendations, therefore she couldn't resist writing a review for her two favourite Greek islands - Santorini and Mykonos - plus the city of Athens. Even though she's still suffering from osteitis, which hit her in week 20 of her pregnancy, leaving her extremely weak to this day, Zoe wasn't at all discouraged, and indulged herself with the Mediterranean beauties and delicacies of Athens, Paros, Ios, Naxos, Santorini, Folegandros, Mykonos and Corfu as well as Zakynthos. She suggests her readers visit Greece, and especially the islands, in September instead of the high-season months, so they can enjoy the balmy nights, the calmness of the sea and A snap of the hotel room view that Zoe posted on Instagram. Zoe enjoying Psarou beach with Sonny. The new compilation of songs, Greece 2014 Summer Sessions (Volume 14), by Greek Australian DJ Krazy Kon is now out. The 14th instalment in the biggest selling Greek CD series in Australian history, the new release features a trademark mix of the best hits of the Greek summer from artists such as Master Tempo, Giorgos Tsalikis, Kaiti Garbi, Elli Kokkinou, Thanos Petrelis, Lefteris Pantazis and Dimitris Karadimos, to name a few. As always, the CD is compiled, mixed and produced by the creator of the series, DJ Krazy Kon. To purchase the new CD visit www.krazymusic.com.au Krazy Kon's Greece 2014 CD launched A casting opportunity is now open for a new TV show, with producers looking for diverse Melbourne households and keen on finding members of the Greek community to feature in the show. The new show, with the working title The People's View, is all about what we watch at home and how we behave while we watch. It's a warm, funny and insightful show and the producers are now looking for a range of Aussie households - people who know everything about everything; amusing people; opinionated people who love TV; people who hate TV - or simply, great characters with spirit, families, couples, friends or housemates. Everyone loves watching TV and talking about TV (even if they pretend they don't). But the show isn't really about TV. The show is about people's lives, their relationships, their living rooms and the way we talk to one another about TV. To be eligible to apply, you must be based in New South Wales or Victoria. For more information and to apply visit www. peoplesviewcasting.com.au Diverse households sought for new TV show Alki David with his third wife Jennifer Stano and son Niko in Spetses.
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