Transcript for Remembering André Leon Talley
- Right now it is time for someone else who's very stylish, time for Pop News and Lara Spencer. Hey, Lara.
- Hey, good morning. I'm glad you're using the word style. You may notice I'm wearing a cape in honor of the one and only, Andre Leon Talley. This morning we remember him. A force in the fashion industry, Talley passed away on Tuesday at the age of 73. He was a creative genius. The director and editor of at large of Vogue magazine for over 20 years. There he is in a cape.
A close confidant of Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld of Chanel Fame, he had a career that spanned five decades, paving the way in an industry that is predominantly or was predominantly white. Talley served as fashion advisor and stylist to former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama. And this morning, he is being remembered as a creative genius and a trailblazer. His friend, Diane Von Furstenberg, writing no one saw the world in a more glamorous way than you did. Oprah Winfrey posted, another legend gone, not to be duplicated. And fashion designer Bob Mackie writing in part, thank you for your knowledge and passion for fashion and glamour. You will be missed.
If you want to learn more about one of the most authentic people in the business. In 2020, tally released a memoir called, The Chiffon Trenches, that chronicles his rise from the front porch of his grandmother's home in Durham, North Carolina, to the front row of the fashion world. Andre Leon Talley will be missed.
Switching gears this morning to some really fun casting news. I want you guys to try to imagine Harry Potter playing Weird Al Yankovic. Because that is happening. Yeah. That is happening. Wonderful actor Daniel Radcliffe will morph into the pop parody legend for a film called Weird, the Al Yankovic Story. For their first feature film, streaming company Roku says audiences will be taken on a quote, truly unbelievable journey through Yankovic's life and career, making parodies like 1984's Eat It. An homage, if you will, to Michael Jackson's Beat it.
Roku's head of programming says, quote, we were excited to shine a light on the incredibly true un-exaggerated story of Weird Al. And Yankovic is thrilled with the casting, saying he has no doubt that this is the role future generations will remember Daniel for. I love that. Production on Weird, the Al Yankovic Story, is set to begin in Los Angeles next month. Look for that on Roku.
And then finally, we have a spill in aisle six and a match made in aisle seven. That's the premise of a new dating show called Love at First Bite. The Des Moines, Iowa grocery store chain Hy-vee is producing the show for its own streaming platform. Using longtime producer from The Bachelor to create eight episodes set inside a Hy-vee supermarket, where contestants will meet for the first time on a blind date. They'll shop together, see if they bond over their selections in a series of assignments and questions. And then they'll make a meal together. You can see Love At First Bite on the helpful smile's TV network, that's Hy-Vee's network. That is coming soon. A real mix of stories this morning for you guys. Back to you.
- Thank you Lara.
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