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Posts Tagged ‘John Lasseter’

OOPSIE! Nikki Finke Gets Obama Hosts Mixed Up

It’s very easy for bloggers working without a proofreader to occasionally blank on a person’s name and either misspell a first-last or fudge the info completely, failing to catch the mistake(s) until after the item has published. FishbowlLA can personally attest to this hazard of the trade.

In the case of Nikki Finke last night, perhaps she had Pixar Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter on the brain because it was announced earlier Monday that he will be receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame November 1. In any event, when it came time to report on President Obama’s Hancock Park neighborhood movements, she placed the POTUS at Lasseter’s imaginary place rather than that of Will Smith‘s production partner, James Lassiter:

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Journalist Profiles John Lasseter, Winemaker

In between the release of Toy Story and A Bug’s Life, John Lasseter officially got into the wine business. His first vintage, per a flavorful profile piece in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat by freelance contributor Virginie Boone, was a private-label run handed out as Christmas gifts in 1997.

Today, things are much different. The chief creative officer of Disney and Pixar has four different vintages priced to sell on the open market, courtesy of a full-time winemaker and an ever-expanding plot of land in Glen Ellen, Sonoma County. He has also gone Ratatouille with his wine names, opting for the French monikers of Enjoué, Chemin de Fer , Paysage and Amoureux:

“I’m a storyteller and [my wife] Nancy’s a great storyteller, too, and we decided that for each one of our wines, there’s a reason we make it based on things we love, experiences we’ve had and so we crafted stories around each one,” John said.

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