All posts tagged: Gilles

Cheryl Burke and Gilles Marini Address ‘DWTS’ Chemistry: ‘Everyone Thinks I Definitely Jumped Your Bones’

Cheryl Burke and Gilles Marini Address ‘DWTS’ Chemistry: ‘Everyone Thinks I Definitely Jumped Your Bones’

Cheryl Burke‘s Dancing With the Stars confessions keep on coming.  On the heels of her admitting to having showmances with three of her celebrity partners while working on ABC’s ballroom competition show, the 39-year-old performer has set the record straight about what went down with partner Gilles Marini.  While chatting with the Sex and the City movie alum himself — the married runner-up she was paired with for season 8 — on her podcast, Sex, Lies, and Spray Tans, the two addressed their dance floor chemistry and whether it ever carried over into real life.  “We had that thing without having that thing,” Marini said.  Added Burke, “Chemistry.” “Everyone thinks I definitely jumped your bones,” she acknowledged, “and it’s just not the case.” If there was any lingering doubt, Burke made matters crystal clear. “Nothing has ever happened physically between us. We were very close, intimate, like in that sense, like, we were great friends. We went through our ups and downs,” Burke said. “We definitely had chemistry… You can’t teach that. You either have it with someone or you …

How can we save British nightlife from collapse? Look to Germany – and its football | Gilles Peterson

How can we save British nightlife from collapse? Look to Germany – and its football | Gilles Peterson

Grassroots venues are the foundation upon which the mighty British music industry has been built, fuelling the phenomenal level of talent this small island has produced. Yet while successive governments have shouted about how they are a shining demonstration of the country’s creativity, the very same people have cut funding and opened the cultural sector to the most brutal market logic. Alongside government neglect, small venues across the country also face rising trade costs, pressure on disposable incomes, greedy property developers, post-pandemic changes in attitudes to communal experiences and the continuing shift towards an increasingly screen-based lifestyle. I cut my teeth DJing and dancing in small venues up and down the country, from my earliest experiences at Christie’s, in Sutton – when I’d head home after Carl Cox finished up as I had to be at school the next day – to a 10-year weekly Monday residency at Bar Rumba in Soho and many formative nights at the Hare & Hounds in Birmingham. There are countless more – far too many to list them all. …

How the structure of the game industry is changing | Gilles Langourieux interview

How the structure of the game industry is changing | Gilles Langourieux interview

Are you looking to showcase your brand in front of the gaming industry’s top leaders? Learn more about GamesBeat Summit sponsorship opportunities here.  Virtuos has carved out a big business since 2004 as a company that handles outsourced game development for both developers and publishers. With more than 3,700 people around the world, it has grown into co-development roles with major game companies. That gives Gilles Langourieux, CEO of Virtuos, a bird’s-eye view of the game industry, which has been in a difficult state in the past year. While AI is booming and the U.S. economy has avoided a recession, game companies have been laying off thousands of game developers. More than 6,000 people have lost their jobs this year, and more than 10,500 were laid off last year, according to Game Layoff Tracker. Game industry revenues were $184.0 billion in 2023, growing a mere 0.6% from a year earlier, according to market researcher Newzoo. The meager growth was preceded by a 5% drop in 2022, 1.4% growth in 2021 and 9.3% growth in 2020. So why is …