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Britain, U.S. Embrace Populism; Britain Loses "The Great British Bake Off"; Trump Pushes Buttons; Twister Celebrates 50th Anniversary; Smithsonian Restores Dorothy's Ruby Slippers; "Star Trek" Turns 50. Aired 4-5p ET
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RICHARD QUEST, CNN HOST (voice-over): Now don't adjust your set, you don't have double vision or indeed quadruple. The markets are closed but that
won't stop us because all year the closing bell that marked the end of trade on Wall Street and the start of QUEST MEANS BUSINESS, sometimes the
lucky few given the honor are supermodels, rappers, fighters and (INAUDIBLE) neat individuals.
But remember you can't ring the bell without banging the gavel. And that takes skill. Not too wimpy. Not too hard. And whatever you do, don't
Number one of the year.
QUEST (voice-over): Number two.
And to complete the hat trick, (INAUDIBLE). What a year for gavels.
QUEST (voice-over): Ah, it is that time of the year, time to get rid of the jacket and the tie and let's make ourselves comfy as we look back at
the memorable events on QUEST MEANS BUSINESS, the times that we shared together and the people that we met, for instance, Captain Kirk, who beamed
in to celebrate a major milestone.
QUEST (voice-over): We played Twister with the inventor of some of the most iconic toys now under the tree.
And bollywood shimmied its way west, all the way to our studio. We'll bring all that to you over the next hour.
Of course, we must begin with the two events that dominated the headlines this year: Britain's vote to leave the European Union -- Brexit -- and
the election of Trump here in the United States. Whichever way you look at it, both were a triumph of populism and the rejection of the elite.
And the only way to cover these major stories was to leave our comfortable studio and meet the voters.
So I drove across the swing state of Florida in a red Ford Mustang with its throaty roar. And we went meandered through Britain's Midlands in a 1978
Bedford camper van and called it freddy Brexit.
It was a journey that ended in London on the night of the referendum with a finale that few were expecting.
DAVID CAMERON, PRIME MINISTER, GREAT BRITAIN: It is time for the British people to have their say.
BORIS JOHNSON, MAYOR OF LONDON: This Thursday could be our country's independence day.
HALA GORANI, CNN CORRESPONDENT: It's 10 o'clock --
GORANI: -- in the United Kingdom and polling stations are now closed.
NIGEL FARAGE, UKIP: I'm not conceding but my sense of this is that the government's registration scheme, getting 2 million voters on, the 48-hour
extension may be what tipped the balance.
QUEST: A night that many had feared, some had forecast but now appears to be turning into a reality.
GORANI: OK. Here's what's going on. It looks like the Leave campaign, the Brexit camp, has gained an almost unstoppable momentum.
FARAGE: Dare to dream that the dawn is breaking on an independent United Kingdom.
MAX FOSTER, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Already the pound is tanking, we've got the euro is tanking as well against the dollar. That is questioning the whole
European project; the markets need to know what David Cameron's thoughts are.
CAMERON: I think the country requires fresh leadership to take it in this direction.
QUEST: The people have spoken, the majesty of the process; whether or not you like the result, first time ever, the nation has voted to leave the
European Union. It will be the smallest of majorities and it appears tonight Brexit as won.
QUEST: It was a year that forced Britons to rethink their way of life. There was the shock of Brexit, the radical erosion of the Toblerone
mountains -- heaven forbid -- and the end of "The Great British Bake Off" as we know it.
QUEST (voice-over): When it all began, it was allvery simple. It started on BBC2. It was a modest little program, nothing fancy about it at all.
It was really designed to show people who loved baking and the passion that was brought about it. It was described as the quintessentially British
But then it became a phenomenon, huge ratings successes and everything became much more complicated. More than 12 million people have watched
this season's premiere. And the BBC's show production company has made it basically unaffordable.
Because what happened?
Well, those who make it will have wanted with $25 million for the renewal. The BBC was left holding the empty bowl. They could only afford just about
$15 million. What was left, of course, basically nothing for the BBC because two of the show's presenters have announced they are also going to
leave at the same time, too.
Frances Quinn won the 2013 season of "The Great British Bake Off" and is author of "Quintessentially Baking" and joins me now.
How sad are you, do you think?
How different will it be for the BBC for "Bake Off" not to be on the BBC?
FRANCES QUINN, GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF WINNER 2013: I think it is such a British show and the BBC is quintessentially British as well. So I was on
the year when it was originally on BBC2 and then it moved to BBC1 and I remember everyone was like, oh, it's going to all change.
But actually, the format pretty much did stay the same. But now it's moving to a completely different platform and I think everyone is very
fearful and particularly that Mel and Sue and not gong as well and they are literally the linchpins of that show. So I can't see how it can stay the
same now they're not there.
QUEST: It is extraordinary, this program. I mean, you basically get people who, like yourselves, who are messianic and passionate about baking;
you create a hothouse environment, where you literally bake complicated things and you watch the explosions take place.
QUINN: In a tent. And that is the other thing, will it remain in a tent?
Because Channel Four is known for having "Big Brother," which is in the "Big Brother" house.
So will the bakers all now be in a house with diary chair (ph)?
So I keep saying baking, everyone says it is a science -- and in a way, the format of that show is a science. And I worry that the formula is being
messed around with too much and I don't know if it will stay the same.
QUEST: Right. Well, those of us who were brought up in the U.K., of course, with a love of "Desert Island Discs," the Archers (ph) Bake-off,
what is it about these very simple but deliciously enjoyable genres that make them so successful?
If you had to make an analogy with a cake or a bit of baking, what would it be?
QUINN: It is a multilayered cake. I remember the first cake I did on the show was my Secret Squirrel Cake because the squirrel has got a sort of
infamous involvement with the show. So I think there should always be a hidden surprise within the cake and within the show and that, in itself, is
the bakers --
QUINN: -- because every year there is a new batch of bakers and what they make is very different.
But, like I said, it is Mary and Paul and it is Mel and Sue that are like the cornerstones of the show. And take them away and it's just not "Bake
QUEST: Well, some might have thought civilization was coming to an end. The shock of Brexit and losing "The Great British Bake Off." We'd just
about regained composure with all this change when we plunged headfirst into the U.S. presidential campaign.
Once again, it was time for "American Quest," which, in this cycle, took us to Florida. And our vehicle of choice was a red Mustang convertible. We
were in search of potential voters and it turned into quite a journey.
QUEST (voice-over): It's A bit different to pinstripes but I suppose when in Miami...
It may be very late in October but it's stonkingly hot here.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: A Democrat is for democracy and did you just say stonkingly?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: OK.
QUEST: It's a local expression.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (INAUDIBLE), give it a go, man. Quest it out, man, Quest it up.
QUEST: Believe me, there's -- I've got more O.J., I've got more grapefruit juice and I've got more lemon water than I could imagine but of course what
I haven't got is a bathroom anywhere nearby.
The cake is excellent, I might be tempted by another slice, if I may.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: If you got it, you flaunt it. That's my own style.
QUEST: What do you make of the election?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What (INAUDIBLE) election?
I got to vote for Hillary Clinton, I like her, she's a good girl.
QUEST: But does that mean, for example, that you are more leaning towards Donald Trump?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I'm leaning against it -- Hillary Clinton.
QUEST: Well, we won't even get onto who's going to pay for the drinks.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Me, on me.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Of course, he's a Democrat.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: From the mayor and the commission of Miami Beach, I would like to present to you the centennial coin for Miami Beach.
QUEST: I'm going to try and nip quickly into the car to see if I can actually start this thing so we can have a real throaty roar.
There we go. It's a lot harder than it looks.
QUEST: I think I will stick to the Dow Jones industrials.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Come on, Richard, give it a go, man.
QUEST: Ah, the Dow Jones, which indeed was a star performer itself, once Donald Trump was elected with records left, right and center. In fact,
when we think about Donald Trump, well, he may have pushed quite a few buttons with his comments but he also helped push quite a few buttons of a
different sort during the year.
MORT BERKOWITZ, POLITICAL BUTTON MAKER: This is certainly our best seller this year, "We Shall Overcome."
CLARE SEBASTIAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): When it comes to button sales, Donald Trump is, well, a winner.
DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT-ELECT OF THE UNITED STATES: We will have so much winning if I get elected.
BERKOWITZ: Incredible, it's going to be the best season ever for sales of buttons. Eight years ago, Obama took everybody by storm, but nobody bought
a single Republican button.
This time, I'm selling Bernie and Hillary, but overshadowing that is Donald Trump pro and Donald Trump con.
And how can we have Donald Trump without having a $1 million bill?
SEBASTIAN: In Don we trust.
BERKOWITZ: Of course, in Don we trust.
SEBASTIAN (voice-over): Mort Berkowitz has been making political buttons for 40 years. His cluttered office near New York's Times Square is a
document of that history.
SEBASTIAN: These are some of the oldest ones we could find, this is the Dukakis-Bentsen ticket from 1988; there's also this, the inauguration of
Ronald Reagan; that was 1981. We've even got Jimmy Carter for president in 1976.
SEBASTIAN (voice-over): A staple of American democracy, this low-tech business has rallied, even as campaigning turns increasingly digital.
BERKOWITZ: You can't wear a tweet on your lapel. I mean, everybody who goes to a Trump rally wears 1-10 Trump buttons on their chest. He was
talking about 1,000 points of light and I said one dim bulb.
SEBASTIAN: One dim bulb.
How do you think of these?
BERKOWITZ: Don't ask me.
SEBASTIAN (voice-over): Buttons, says Berkowitz, are more than just a good picture and a clever slogan. You need something people can identify with.
BERKOWITZ: Bill Clinton for First Lady, yes. If you don't like Bill, it says something else. Either way, it sells a lot.
SEBASTIAN (voice-over): Can button sales help predict the outcome of the election?
SEBASTIAN (voice-over): Clare Sebastian, CNNMoney, New York.
QUEST: With such amazingly large stories, it was indeed an exhausting year. We hope you had a chance to break away and enjoy yourselves. I
certainly did. And even during the downtime, I was left feeling all tied up. We'll explain after the break.
QUEST: Now let's see. What do I want this year?
Well, a suit with extra thick pinstripes. Ooh, I love those mince pies and a box of me favorite tea bags. I'm putting together my Christmas list.
Now for children asking for toys, there is one man to thank for some of the world's most popular games.
QUEST: This man is Reyn Guyer. He developed all sorts of things. For example, this, the Nerf ball, which he developed in 1969. And with the
nerf ball and the games that were played, well, I'm sure your parents probably said, "Don't do this in the living room."
God, you just -- go on. Just you dare.
Yes, there you are, you see?
At some point, as you battled with nerf toys or you dunked your way to glory, Guyer also created this -- oh, he also -- this game, it is Twister -
- and joins me to celebrate the game's 50th anniversary.
Here's one for you, sir.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: All right.
QUEST: So are we ready?
Here, we have our contestants.
By the way, I have a personal history with Twister.
REYN GUYER, CREATOR, TWISTER: Do you have a story for us?
QUEST: I have a personal -- as this picture shows, in 1984, when I was at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, I ran then what was the
world's biggest Twister, long time ago, it was 300 people -- 100. It's been well and truly beaten since then.
GUYER: It has. But that was an early victory, it was an era.
QUEST: It was an early victory and I looked incredibly young.
Henry, here we go, big hair. Right.
So whilst they play, you're going to tell me what was the delight, the beauty of Twister?
Let's start my team off here.
We have got left foot blue.
GUYER: Well, we began it by -- I came up with the thought that maybe we -- people could be the players on a game board. And here we are.
QUEST: And right foot red.
GUYER: And from there, we put together a team and developed eight ideas.
QUEST: Right foot green.
You do one of those.
GUYER: And from there -- right foot green.
QUEST: No, no, no, you spin the dial.
GUYER: Spin the dial.
QUEST: Your spin.
Left hand yellow.
QUEST: There was a certain attraction to this game and I don't know what it is.
What is it?
QUEST: Right hand red.
GUYER: You expected something else, I know but...
GUYER: It's fun, basically fun.
QUEST: Left foot blue.
GUYER: Someone's going down.
QUEST: And when you look at the guns and these other things that you created -- you give them a spin here to keep them going -- what was it
about these that you invent?
GUYER: Well, other inventors invented those. We started with saying there's got to be a lot of games and toys that should be foam.
GUYER: Made of foam and that's where we started. That was the nerf ball and we went from there.
QUEST: Right foot red. Left hand yellow. Left foot green. Right hand blue.
GUYER: One down.
QUEST: Yes, one down.
Pretty pathetic, aren't they?
How difficult is it to create a game that has longevity like Twister?
Careful, dear. You're going to do yourself a mischief.
GUYER: It's -- how difficult is it?
GUYER: It's pure luck.
QUEST: What do you mean pure luck?
GUYER: Well, it happens, that people enjoy it. I think one of the reasons is it breaks a rule and continues to break a rule and that is that people
are allowed to be in proximity with the other person in a social setting and they're not dancing.
And did you realize that this was going to be successful when you actually did it?
Oh, I can't even get down there.
GUYER: That's a right hand blue.
QUEST: A right hand blue. Go on.
GUYER: And a left foot green.
QUEST: A left foot green.
Did you --
GUYER: And a right foot red.
QUEST: Did you realize it --
GUYER: He dies.
QUEST: It would be successful?
QUEST: Good to see you, sir.
GUYER: Nice to see you.
Remember, read my book, "Right Brain Red."
QUEST: It's exhausting, sort of thing you'd be doing after your Christmas and holiday lunch.
Well, while we're thinking about red, let me show you these, ah, yes.
No, they arent the shoes that Ms. Claus wears out for a night out on the town with Santa. These are the shoes someone almost as famous wore.
(VIDEO CLIP, "THE WIZARD OF OZ")
QUEST: Oh, my. Forget the lions, tigers and bears or even the witch. Time was the real danger for Dorothy's famous footwear. Now falling apart
at the seams and probably the heels and too many clicks, the Smithsonian decided there was only one thing to do. They turned to the Internet for
help to raise money to restore these precious cinematic delights. I spoke to the curator at the museum -- not at the cinema -- Ryan Lintelman for the
RYAN LINTELMAN, ENTERTAINMENT CURATOR, SMITHSONIAN: These are the only pair of the ruby slippers that are owned by the American people. So what
we want to do with this Kickstarter campaign was to give the American people an opportunity to contribute to the restoration and the conservation
and display of these shoes that matter to so many people. It's a great platform.
QUEST: Right. But the Smithsonian is not -- I mean, I know you're strapped for cash on the big projects, but you're not hard up for 300 grand
or whatever it might cost to repair a pair of slippers.
So how much of this is really also about involvement?
You want people to be involved?
LINTELMAN: That's exactly it. A lot of that money will go to this; it's a very complicated process to conserve and build a new case for these shoes.
But beyond that it is really this great opportunity to get people to contribute to something that really matters to them.
You know, so many people have these great memories of watching "The Wizard of Oz" with friends and family at the holidays. And the magic of Hollywood
is represented with these shoes. So we want to give people an opportunity to have some ownership of that.
QUEST: I've got to ask you.
What are you doing with $300,000?
I mean -- this is -- I have a feeling that I'm going to learn more about preservation of shoes than I wish to; however, why do you need $300,000 to
build a case to hold a pair of shoes?
LINTELMAN: Absolutely. So museum conservation is a very complicated process. You need highly trained experts, who can analyze the material
types and really figure out what the best way to care for these is. This is a very --
LINTELMAN: -- early type of plastic that was used to make the sequins. It is just a very complicated thing to be able to analyze this even.
So it has never been attempted before on this scale and so we want to give those people the tools that they need to be able to figure out what is
going to keep the ruby slippers on display for years to come because we want everybody to be able to see them.
The case that they will go into in our new exhibition that's opng in 2018 is also going to be state of the art, totally sealed and anoxic so that all
of the light and humidity and temperature changes that have hurt the slippers over time will be mitigated. And so we'll stop that deterioration
and save them.
QUEST: Finally, obviously the Smithsonian relies on private donations and a lot of corporate money; I assume that maybe some corporate money, a shoe
manufacturer or something, might come in and decide to have the ruby red slippers sponsored by...
LINTELMAN: So far we've wanted this to be a people-centered campaign. So that is why we picked Kickstarter and we're hoping that everyone will go to
si.edu/kickstarter and make a contribution as small as $1 or up to the higher levels, where you get some of the great rewards that we are
But we really just want this to be something for the American people.
QUEST: In the end, they raised more than $350,000. And now they are raising money to restore the Scarecrow's costume.
Now when we come back, we're going to beam up the legendary James T. Kirk, William Shatner -- QUEST MEANS BUSINESS, a holiday special edition.
QUEST: Santa has reindeer; "Star Trek's" Captain Kirk has a transporter, a magical workshop versus a starship. Santa still gets letters by mail
whilst the Enterprise crew uses those communicators.
"Star Trek" was so ahead of its time that it launched half a century ago this year.
QUEST: On your televisions tonight, teleported in, this science fiction series centers on the crew of the U.S.S. United Spaceship Enterprise as
they travel on an extended space patrol. This is the description from the newspaper of a new television program, "Star Trek" adventure.
Now 50 years later, "Star Trek" is still boldly going where no show has gone before. This was the first of six TV series, 13 movies and a cult
So the man we need to talk to, he appeared in the credits. He is the man who us by far and away known as Mr. Star Trek, Captain James Tiberius Kirk,
who joins me as captain of the Starship Enterprise.
Good to see you, sir. Honored to have you on the program tonight, William Shatner, thank you.
WILLIAM SHATNER, ACTOR: Thank you. And among all those other things, Mr. Quest, you have me.
QUEST: And we are delighted, sir.
Now, at the time, when you were making that series, was there any feeling amongst you all that you were doing something different, something that
would become of iconic legend status?
SHATNER: No more than you and I saying that this interview is going to be so special that, 50 years from now, they're going to hold it up as an
example of a great interview.
Does that sound a little far-fetched?
QUEST: I think it is in the realms of impossibility.
SHATNER: And that's what we thought; if somebody had suggested that 50 years from now we would be talking about "Star Trek," if that had been
suggested back then, we would have considered them slightly addled.
QUEST: Right. Now, when it was successful -- it raises the question of why you believe it touched a chord. Was it -- I mean, I've read a lot of
gobbledy-gook; I've read a lot of psychobabble --
QUEST: I fsomeone suggested 50 years from now we would be talking about star trek. We would have been considered them addled.
When it was successful, it raises the question of why you believe it touched a chord. I read a lot of psycho babble about humanity, wishing to
move forward, betterment of mankind. Why do you think, sir, it was successful?
The conclusion that I came to in my documentary is that it was mythological. Sign fiction seeks took plane what is really inexplicable.
Dark matter, dark energies, the space, time, going through the future, coming back to the past, little green men, it's all inexplicable, it's all
in the realm of mystery and science fiction seeks to give you an explanation that is mythological and that is, I think, the appeal. And
that's the ritual. To do get something of "Star Trek."
As you have seen it develop with different captains and admirals -- are you content with the development of the genera of star trek.
Well, sir, I am content. It is a sprawling enterprise. It is an enormous franchise. It made billions of dollars for CBS, paramount. Science
fiction, I have a book coming out called zero g. Science fiction. They have an audience. There is an audience for science fiction that touches
upon the soul of people who have the slight es slightest interest in the mystery of space. William Shatner, delighted to have him on business this
year. You would not necessarily expect to be revealed the title of your hypothetical debut album on a job interview. You might if you're applying
at one company. Weird interview questions, next --
It is time of year again. The temporary holiday season, help wanted. One of the requirements for a good elf. Toy building skills and assisting a
jolly bearded man is required for the job. You also need efficiency in rein deer and slay maintenance. Mandatory relocation to the North Pole.
What we found out in the course of the year is that when it comes to applying for jobs and the interview, it's not always as it seems.
I really would be very good at this job. I want to work for your company, I credibly, ask me any question you like, sir, anything at all.
When you go for a job interview, you want to be ready to answer all of the questions you can think of. When it comes to this interview, I know about
the company, I know about Mr. Mannequin's career. I know the industry overall. But there are some questions that I just can't foresee. They're
known as odd ball questions and now the employment sight, the last door, compiled the top oddball questions for the year. We'll show you what they
were. So an applicant to the clothing store urban outfitters was asked what would be the name of your debut album, assuming you brought one out.
Then you a sales and marketing company that asked an interviewee, how would you sell hot cocoa in Florida. A tough sell, cocoa on the beach. And
finally, it was Uniglo's questions. They asked if you had $2,000, how would you double it in just 24 hours. Point about all of these questions,
whether it is dollars, disks, cocoa. The point about them all is that there is no right answer. They're looking to test how you answer the
questions. Your mind thought processes, how you would integrate with Mr. Mannequin in the corporate environment. We went out on the street to see
what New Yorkers said they would answer.
How do you sell hot chocolate in Florida.
With girls in bikinis.
Hot cocoa over ice.
I would put ice cubes in it.
It would have to be served?
Get your hot chocolate here.
I feel like that sells itself. Chocolate is the most delicious thing in the world, right?
What would you call your debut album?
My debut album?
It would be one and only.
AJ the great.
How to be single.
What would your debut album or singing album?
Your singing album --
For Santa Claus, there was only one outfit for the season or the occasion. Picking up letters, delivering presents, seeing who has been naught and who
has been nice as the stock exchange. For the rest of us, the men's fashion industry is experiencing a renaissance. They had their second men's
fashion week. While I like anything in pinstripes, I took an opportunity to get a makeover.
The men's business probably, since the 60s and 70s has not been this creative. It's time to make a statement and men are dressing and caring
about their clothes.
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Yes, men have always been stepchildren to women. Women's wear and fashion.
But now with the new young consumer, they love fashion.
Economically speaking, do we see the spend by men -- because let's face it. No disrespect to the fashion try industry. There is two words there,
fashion and industry, are men spending as much.
Yes, men make investments in their clothes, it's not as emotional. You to play to a man into his purse as well as to what style he wants to wear.
This is what you were showing last night. Guide me through what I should be -- never mind what I will but what I should be wearing next year.
This is an ode to the American saddle row. Custom tailoring, men are wearing suits again, not just sportswear. Tweeds, velvets, things that
come from custom tailoring.
It's all about made in America. How do you manage to make -- I think this is rather splendid.
It's a 40 regular. I'm bit of a 42 long but with a bit of an adjustment --
So the idea for making in America --
We could put you on the runway, Richard.
I did it once, never again. How can you make in America and compete at the price of say Asia or Europe?
Absolutely because we have this factory where we do employ 800 people and we're vertical through our retail stores. We can take a product directly
to the consumer. We don't have all of the margin in the middle. We are vertical. We can offer a suit out of $895 with Italian fabrics compared to
a $1600 suit.
Join me for a workout, a real workout, next.
Do forgive me. Too many mince pies and a little too much Christmas binging. I need to get in shape and perhaps stay in shape for next year,
so I will walk instead of flying and I will lay off the cookies. When it comes to looking good and being in shape, perception is everything.
Working out at the gym may happy you get a workplace improvement and maybe even a promotion.
QUEST: A study shows that muscular men are perceived to be better leaders. Researchers show people various photos of men, some more muscle-bound than
the others. They tried to be as neutral as possible. You look at the bodies, the physical shape of the body made a big difference. 30 years
ago, a person this could her honor more than $160,000 more than someone who was just that tall. The taller you are, the more you earn. The bigger the
biceps, the bigger the perception. My next guest lost 20 kilograms. You were a little on the heavy side.
Thank you for joining me now, are you surprised --
You want the 15 or the 10.
Tell me, why did you decide, did it make sense that people that do this are fitter --
We do not need to do squats the entire time, the first time that you feel better, the difference on how I feel now versus six months ago, is
palpable, it's an entirely different person. You're happier. I'm at the gym at 5:30 and I'm singing and happy. I have more clients, a lot of it is
But that is the bit that you're projecting but in the case of the pictures you're talking about of our good friend over here, it's just the look, why
do people perceive if you have pecks and biceps you will be a better leader.
It's millions of years since we were cavemen but not that far on the evolutionary scale, they could better protect children, when you see
someone standing up straight with a good shape, just like men who want women with a certain shape. It is evolution.
It's unfair but you have the ability to change it. Look at that photo. I decided something had to be done. People were mentioning it. We live in a
society that is very much about the picture of health, about how you look. You never will see people who are gorgeous, right, they're just -- we raise
them on to the pedestals, they get promotions, they make more money. They tend to be looked up to. It's not fair but it is what it is and it's not
changing any time soon. Sports illustrated just put their first full figured cover model on their swim suit issue. She still works out every
day, it's not about -- it's about keeping yourself fit. If I want to tell my clients how to look great, here is how to project your brand and make
your brand look good, how can I not walk that walk as well.
It all made sense in a rather strange sort of way. I was done with the kettle bells for the most part. My next workout comes from Bollywood.
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Now however you may wish to celebrate your holiday season, for some it's all about sitting down around the television, drink in hand, watching a
classic movie with loved one. That, of course, could. Miracle on 34th street. It's a wonderful life. I have a different suggestion. Try this.
If that doesn't get the juices going, nothing will. It is called look and look again. They hope the time traveling love story appeals to more than
just the love story in India. It including some English dialogues. It was partly filmed in Scotland with even my limited knowledge of geography, I
know that is a long way from India. This particular movie, tell me what it is about.
That is tough.
In a nutshell.
It's a love story about, which will hopefully remind us all it's the little things in life that count, the small moments, that add up at the end of the
It's a fictitious story, like what if you could see the future.
But it must have an enormous amount of everything and then the kitchen sink as well.
That's right. You need everything.
And it binds the story together with a nice message. I think it is new age Bollywood.
What a new age Bollywood.
It's a story where we use narratives that are better writing and just to put it -- I think initially it was about coming together. Now it is about
As long as I can remember, we covered the story of Bollywood translating to western cinema. Is this a crossover movie?
A crossover movie to me is an attempt to reach to audiences. I think in this film, he made it clear it is a Hindi film, for a Hindi audience.
When you bring a movie like this to the west and you're both here promoting it to some extent and the Bollywood movie industry, what's the goal of it
then coming to the west?
I think it is to bring our awareness. The population of Bollywood viewing --
We know the numbers are huge, the numbers are vast and you're giant stars in India, you have ridiculous number of Twitter followers --
You know when we come here, because the movie does release here in cinemas here in America, so us being on this show, there are so many Indians and
fans of cinema that will be watching the show and that's just going to gain awareness for the fact that it is releasing on September 9th in cinemas as
I like how you plugged that in.
This may be unfair question but I'm going to ask it anyway. Do you have Hollywood ambitions.
I think for me, why would we want to leave our hometowns and come here.
But you know the answer of that better than do i.
Never say never but I think it is very difficult for men to transfer because of the way back home we have people who are more loyal to us and
enjoy our films, it's the same back here. People don't want to see people from other countries to play main leads.
For me it's not about the industry. I have acting ambitions and being in movie ambitions. The language to me is not so important. I have done
movies in south Indian languages and in Hindi. If there was a good film that did not require me to lose who I am, then yes.
We're going to show you some of the moves in a moment but I was in Mumbai earlier this year with business traveler and I had to learn how to do all
of this shimmying and to how to become a Bollywood star.
The Indian essence is the same. A hook step it is a the hooks will us remain the same. That's what the people on the road want to see. It is
just like you move, just move your pelvis.
It is going to get worse before we're finished, I have a nasty feeling about this.
There is also like a shimmy.
The dancing is best left to the professionals.
And the professionals are here. The Bolly X dancing troupe and I promise you, there will be none of it from me. Take it away.
What a year we had on QUEST MEANS BUSINESS. I can promise you more of the same and similar in the year ahead. Just think about it. We have the
Brexit negotiations getting under way. Donald Trump takes over at the White House. A very full year ahead. Just remains for me to say -- what
ever you're up to in the year ahead, I hope it is profitable. Good night.