Saturday, December 31, 2011

Chandra West, Vernon Wells, James Remar, Jennifer Hill, Tim Matheson, Jana Milic and Joe Dallesandro

Happy Birthday guys. Also, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. God bless.



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Ms. Sarah Miles, Nicholas Sparks, Véronique Cloutier, Barbara Carrera, Rebecca Rigg, Donna Summer and Agnieszka Grochowska

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Sir Anthony Hopkins, Sir Ben Kingsley, Val Kilmer, Lance Reddick, Bebe Neuwirth, Diane Von Furstenberg, Hans Perk, Jane Badler and Li Gong

Happy Birthday guys. Also, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. God bless.



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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. God bless.

Mia Hamm
Morgan, Alex
Mitts, Heather
Angeli, Jordan
Averbuch, Yael
Barnhart, Nicole
Boxx, Shannon
Buehler, Rachel
Cheney, Lauren
Cox, Stephanie
Engen, Whitney
Farrelly, Sinead
Harris, Ashlyn
Heath, Tobin
Klingenberg, Meghan
Krieger, Ali
LePeilbet, Amy
Leroux, Sydney
Lilly, Kristine
Lindsey, Lori
Lloyd, Carli
Lohman, Joanna
Loyden, Jill
Mewis, Kristie
Naeher, Alyssa
O'Hara, Kelley
O'Reilly, Heather
Osborne, Leslie
Rampone, Christie
Rapinoe, Megan
Rodriguez, Amy
Sauerbrunn, Becky
Schnur, Meghan
Solo, Hope
Tarpley, Lindsay
Taylor, Brittany
Wambach, Abby

Hedvig Lindahl
Charlotte Rohlin
Linda Sembrant
Annica Svensson
Caroline Seger
Sara Thunebro
Sara Larsson
Lotta Schelin
Jessica Landström
Sofia Jakobsson
Antonia Göransson
Kristin Hammarström
Lina Nilsson
Josefine Öqvist
Therese Sjögran
Linda Forsberg
Lisa Dahlkvist
Nilla Fischer
Madelaine Edlund
Marie Hammarström
Sofia Lundgren


Céline Deville
Laëtitia Philippe
Wendie Renard
Laure Boulleau
Laura Georges
Ophélie Meilleroux
Sonia Bompastor
Laure Lepailleur
Sandrine Soubeyrand
Corine Franco
Camille Abily
Louisa Necib
Élise Bussaglia
Eugénie Le Sommer
Élodie Thomis
Gaëtane Thiney
Marie-Laure Delie


Ayumi Kaihori
Miho Fukumoto
Yukari Kinga
Azusa Iwashimizu
Saki Kumagai
Kyoko Yano
Megumi Kamionobe
Aya Sameshima
Asuna Tanaka
Mizuho Sakaguchi
Aya Miyama
Nahomi Kawasumi
Homare Sawa
Rumi Utsugi
Kozue Ando
Shinobu Ohno
Yūki Nagasato
Karina Maruyama
Megumi Takase
Asano Nagasato

Nadine Angerer
Bianca Schmidt
Saskia Bartusiak
Babett Peter
Annike Krahn
Simone Laudehr
Melanie Behringer
Alexandra Popp
Dzsenifer Marozsan
Anja Mittag
Almuth Schult
Célia Okoyino da Mbabi
Verena Faißt
Martina Müller
Viola Odebrecht
Svenja Huth
Fatmire Bajramaj
Lena Goeßling
Kathrin Längert
Josephine Henning
Luisa Wensing




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Samoa posted May 9, 2011

The South Pacific island nation of Samoa is to jump forward in time by one day in order to boost its economy.

Samoa will do this by switching to the west side of the international date line, which it says will make it easier for it to do business with Australia and New Zealand.

At present, Samoa is 21 hours behind Sydney. From 29 December it will be three hours ahead.

The change comes 119 years after Samoa moved in the opposite direction.

Then, it transferred to the east side of the international date line in an effort to aid trade with the US and Europe.

However, Australia and New Zealand have increasingly become Samoa's biggest trading partners.

Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said: "In doing business with New Zealand and Australia, we're losing out on two working days a week.

"While it's Friday here, it's Saturday in New Zealand and when we're at church Sunday, they're already conducting business in Sydney and Brisbane."

Samoa is located approximately halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii and has a population of 180,000 people.






source:bbc.co.uk

Theatregoers' Choice Awards

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Best Actress in a Play

Eve Best – Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare’s Globe
Kristin Scott Thomas – Betrayal at the Comedy
Ruth Wilson – Anna Christie at the Donmar Warehouse
Samantha Spiro – Chicken Soup with Barley at the Royal Court Downstairs
Tamsin Greig – Jumpy at the Royal Court Downstairs
Vanessa Redgrave – Driving Miss Daisy at Wyndham’s




Best Actor in a Play

Benedict Cumberbatch – Frankenstein at the National, Olivier
Jude Law – Anna Christie at the Donmar Warehouse
Kevin Spacey – Richard III at the Old Vic
David Tennant – Much Ado About Nothing at Wyndham’s
James Earl Jones – Driving Miss Daisy at Wyndham’s
James Corden – One Man, Two Guvnors at the National, Olivier & Adelphi




Best Supporting Actress in a Play

Bryony Hannah – The Children’s Hour at the Comedy
Catherine Tate – Season’s Greetings at the National, Lyttelton
Doon Mackichan – Jumpy at the Royal Court Downstairs
Jemima Rooper – One Man, Two Guvnors at the National, Olivier & Adelphi
Niamh Cusack – The Playboy of the Western World at the Old Vic
Sheridan Smith – Flare Path at the Theatre Royal Haymarket




Best Supporting Actor in a Play

Arthur Darvill – Dr Faustus at Shakespeare’s Globe
Charles Edwards – Twelfth Night at the National, Cottesloe
David Hayman – Anna Christie at the Donmar Warehouse
Harry Hadden-Paton – Flare Path at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
Mark Gatiss – Season’s Greetings at the National, Lyttelton
Oliver Chris – One Man, Two Guvnors at the National, Olivier & Adelphi




The BABY GRAND Best Actress in a Musical

Amanda Holden – Shrek the Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Caissie Levy – Ghost the Musical at the Piccadilly
Clare Foster – Crazy for You at the Open Air & Novello
Emma Williams – Love Story at the Duchess
Cleo Demetriou, Kerry Ingram Eleanor Worthington Cox & Sophia Kiely – Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge
Sarah Lancashire – Betty Blue Eyes at the Novello




The THEATRE TOKENS Best Actor in a Musical

Bertie Carvel – Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge
Nigel Lindsay – Shrek the Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Oliver Tompsett – Rock of Ages at the Shaftesbury
Reece Shearsmith – Betty Blue Eyes at the Novello
Richard Fleeshman – Ghost the Musical at the Piccadilly
Sean Palmer – Crazy for You at the Open Air & Novello




Best Supporting Actress in a Musical

Ann Emery – Betty Blue Eyes at the Novello
Hannah Waddingham – The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium
Harriet Thorpe – Crazy for You at the Open Air & Novello
Lauren Ward – Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge
Meow Meow – The Umbrellas of Cherbourg at the Gielgud
Sharon D Clarke – Ghost the Musical at the Piccadilly




Best Supporting Actor in a Musical

Andrew Langtree – Ghost the Musical at the Piccadilly
Ben Goddard – Million Dollar Quartet at the Noël Coward
David Burt – Crazy for You at the Open Air & Novello
Nigel Harman – Shrek the Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Paul Kaye – Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge
Simon Lipkin – Rock of Ages at the Shaftesbury




The LES MISÈRABLES Best Ensemble Performance

Backbeat – at the Duke of York’s
London Road – at the National, Cottesloe
Richard III & The Comedy of Errors – Propeller at Hampstead
Some Like It Hip Hop – Sadler’s Wells at the Peacock
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – at the Donmar Warehouse
Top Girls – at Trafalgar Studios 1




The JO HUTCHISON INTERNATIONAL Best Solo Performance

Daniel Kitson – It’s Always Right Now Until It’s Later at the National, Lyttelton
John Leguziamo – Ghetto Klown at Charing Cross
Kerry Ellis – Anthems at the Royal Albert Hall
Ruby Wax – Losing It at the Menier Chocolate Factory & Duchess
Simon Callow – Being Shakespeare at Trafalgar Studios 1
Stephanie Street – The Nightwatchman at the National, Paintframe




The SEATLIVE Best Takeover in a Role

Alex Gaumond – We Will Rock You at the Dominion
Alfie Boe – Les Misèrables at the Queen’s
Kimberley Walsh – Shrek the Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Matt Lucas – Les Misèrables at the Queen’s
Susan McFadden – Legally Blonde at the Savoy
Tara Fitzgerald – Broken Glass at the Vaudeville




The NICK HERN BOOKS Best New Play

Belongings by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm – at Hampstead & Trafalgar Studios 2
Collaborators by John Hodge – at the National, Cottesloe
Grief by Mike Leigh – at the National, Cottesloe
Mogadishu by Vivienne Franzmann – at the Lyric Hammersmith
The Heretic by Richard Bean – at the Royal Court Downstairs
Three Days in May by Ben Brown – at Trafalgar Studios 1




The EMG Best New Comedy

Get Santa! by Anthony Neilson – at the Royal Court Downstairs
Jumpy by April de Angelis – at the Royal Court Downstairs
No Naughty Bits by Steve Thompson – at Hampstead
One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean – at the National, Lyttelton & Adelphi
Potted Panto by Daniel Clarkson, Jefferson Turner & Richard Hurst – at the Vaudeville
The Village Bike by Penelope Skinner – at the Royal Court Upstairs




The SEE TICKETS Best New Musical

Betty Blue Eyes by George Stiles, Antony Drewe, Ron Cowen & Daniel Lipman – at the Novello
Ghost the Musical by Dave Stewart, Glen Ballard & Bruce Joel Rubin – at the Piccadilly
London Road by Adam Cork & Alecky Blythe – at the National, Cottesloe
Matilda the Musical by Tim Minchin & Dennis Kelly – at the Cambridge
Rock of Ages by Chris D'Arienzo – at the Shaftesbury
Shrek the Musical by Jeanine Tesori & David Lindsay-Abaire – at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane




The SAMUEL FRENCH Best Play Revival

Anna Christie – at the Donmar Warehouse
Chicken Soup with Barley – at the Royal Court Downstairs
Driving Miss Daisy – at Wyndham’s
Ecstasy – at Hampstead & the Duchess
Flare Path – at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
Saved – at the Lyric Hammersmith




The RADISSON EDWARDIAN Best Musical Revival

Crazy for You – at the Open Air & Novello
Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be – at the Union
Parade – at Southwark Playhouse
Ragtime – at the Landor
South Pacific – at the Barbican
The Wizard of Oz – at the London Palladium




Best Shakespearean Production

Hamlet – at the Young Vic
King Lear – at the Donmar Warehouse
Much Ado About Nothing – at Shakespeare’s Globe
Much Ado About Nothing – at Wyndham’s
Richard III – at the Old Vic
The Tempest – at the Theatre Royal Haymarket




The OAKLEY CAPITAL Best Director

Danny Boyle – Frankenstein at the National, Olivier
Josie Rourke – Much Ado About Nothing at Wyndham’s
Matthew Warchus – Ghost the Musical at the Piccadilly & Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge
Michael Grandage – King Lear & Luise Miller at the Donmar Warehouse
Nicholas Hytner – One Man, Two Guvnors at the National, Lyttelton & Adelphi
Trevor Nunn – Flare Path & Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead at the Theatre Royal Haymarket




Best Set Designer

Mark Tildesley – Frankenstein at the National, Olivier
Jon Bausor – Lord of the Flies at the Open Air
Miriam Buether – Decade at St Katharine’s Docks
Paul Wills – Anna Christie at the Donmar Warehouse
Rob Howell – Ghost the Musical at the Piccadilly & Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge
Robert Jones – The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium




The WHITE LIGHT Best Lighting Designer

Bruno Poet – Frankenstein at the National, Olivier
Hugh Vanstone – Ghost the Musical at the Piccadilly
Mark Henderson – The Kitchen, 13 & Emperor & Galilean at the National, Lyttelton
Neil Austin – Betty Blue Eyes at the Novello
Oliver Fenwick – My City at the Almeida
Paule Constable – Luise Miller at the Donmar Warehouse




Best Choreographer

Aline David – The Kitchen at the National, Olivier
Ashley Wallen – Ghost the Musical at the Piccadilly
Kate Prince – Some Like It Hip Hop at the Peacock
Kelly Devine – Rock of Ages at the Shaftesbury
Peter Darling – Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge
Stephen Mear – Crazy for You at the Open Air & Betty Blue Eyes at the Novello




The DEWYNTERS London Newcomer of the Year

Danielle Hope – The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium
Johnny Flynn – The Heretic at the Royal Court Downstairs
Kara Tointon – Pygmalion at the Garrick
Kyle Soller – The Glass Menagerie & Government Inspector at the Young Vic & The Faith Machine at the Royal Court Downstairs
Shayne Ward – Rock of Ages at the Shaftesbury
Tim Minchin – Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge




The TIME OUT Best Off-West End Production

Accolade – at the Finborough
Realism – at Soho
The Animals & Children Took to the Streets – at Battersea Arts Centre
The Belle’s Stratagem – at Southwark Playhouse
The Riots – at the Tricycle
Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story – at the Tristan Bates & Charing Cross




The LUCKINGS Best Regional Production

20th Century Boy – at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich
Love, Love, Love – at the Drum Theatre, Plymouth & on tour
Macbeth – at Liverpool Everyman
Othello – at Sheffield Crucible
Sweeney Todd – at Chichester Festival
The Go Between – at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Derby LIVE and Royal & Derngate Northampton




The EQUITY Best West End Show

Jersey Boys – at the Prince Edward
Les Misérables – at the Queen’s
The Phantom of the Opera – at Her Majesty’s
War Horse – at the New London
We Will Rock You – at the Dominion
Wicked – at the Apollo Victoria




The AKA Theatre Event of the Year

David Tennant & Catherine Tate reuniting on stage in Much Ado About Nothing
Headlong’s commemoration of 9/11 with Decade, written by 18 authors & staged in a disused office block at St Katharine’s Dock
Michael Sheen & Bill Mitchell's National Theatre of Wales staging of The Passion on the streets of Port Talbot
The Bush Theatre’s 24-hour cycle of 66 Books, in response to the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, to open its new Shepherd’s Bush Library home
The Phantom of the Opera’s 25th anniversary concert at the Royal Albert Hall & screened to cinemas worldwide
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s 50th anniversary season & reopening of the Royal Shakespeare & Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon
Danny Boyle’s return to the stage with Frankenstein and his alternate casting of Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller in the leads
Duckie’s Lullaby, the Barbican’s first-ever sleepover show
The National’s opening of its Paintframe as a one-off performance space
Benefit concert to rescue Dress Circle








source:whatsonstage.com

Friday, December 30, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. God bless.

The English Patient cast and crew
Braveheart cast and crew
Mamma Mia! (2008) cast and crew
Get Smart (2008) cast and crew
Fringe cast and crew
La boum 1 & 2 cast and crew
L'âge de raison cast and crew
All Harry Potter movies cast and crew
All Twilight movies cast and crew
National Treasure 1 and 2 cast and crew
Malena cast and crew
Sky High cast and crew
All Underworld movies(2003) cast and crew
Leverage (TV Series 2008) cast and crew
Tess (1979)cast and crew
Wonder Woman (TV Series 1975–1979) cast and crew
Charlie's Angels (TV Series) cast and crew
I Heart Huckabees (2004) cast and crew
La cérémonie cast and crew
All Narnia movies cast and crew
Million Dollar Baby cast and crew
Beautiful Mind cast and crew
Gladiator 2000 cast and crew
Kingdom of Heaven cast and crew
All Alien movies cast and crew
En plein coeur (1998) cast and crew
Les hauts murs(2008) cast and crew
My House Is Full of Mirrors (TV 2010) cast and crew
The Vampire Diaries (2009) cast and crew
True Blood (TV Series) cast and crew
The Pacific cast and crew
Band of Brothers cast and crew
Morden (TV Series 2009)cast and crew



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USA Weekend Box-Office

1.Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)------$29.5M-------$78.6M
2.Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)-------$20.3M------ $90.6M
3.The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)----------$12.8M-------$27.7M
4.Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011)-----$12.7M-------$56.9M
5. The Adventures of Tintin (2011)--------------$9.71M---------$24.1M
6.We Bought a Zoo (2011)----------------------- $9.45M---------$15.6M
7. War Horse (2011)----------------------------- $7.51M---------$15M
8.New Year's Eve (2011)--------------------------$3.31M---------$34.3M
9.The Darkest Hour (2011)-------------------------$3M-----------$5.5M





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Davy Jones, Concetta Tomei, Sophie Ward, Patricia Kalember, Liz Fuller, Mr. Joseph Bologna and Jeff Lynne

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Alexandria Mills






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Alexandria Mills

Alexandria Mills

Alexandria Mills

Ivian Lunasol Sarcos

Ivian Lunasol Sarcos




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Ivian Lunasol Sarcos

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Ivian Lunasol Sarcos

Eric Clapton-Tulsa Time

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omwpY42J1Fk

Eric Clapton-Tulsa Time

Well, I left Oklahoma
Driving in my Pontiac,
Just about to lose my mind.
I was going to Arizona,
Maybe on to California
Where people all look so fine.

My mama told I'm crazy,
My baby say i'm lazy,
But I'm gonna show'em all this time
'Cause you know I ain't no fool and
I don't need no more school
I'm livin' on tulsa time.

Living on Tulsa Time.
Living on Tulsa Time.
Gonna set my watch back to it
'Cause you know that I been through it.
Living on Tulsa Time.

So there I was in Hollywood,
Thinking I was doing good,
Talking on the telephone line.
They don't want me in the movies
Ain't nobody sing my songs;
My mama says my baby's doing fine.

So then I started drinkin',
Then i got no wind
And I really had a flash this time.
nobody would be dreaming
i had no baby sleeping;
You see I'm on Tulsa time.

Living on Tulsa Time.
Living on Tulsa Time.
Gonna set my watch back to it
'Cause you know that I been through it.
Living on Tulsa Time.





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Meredith Vieira, Meredith Monroe, Caity Lotz, Kristen De Luca, Patti Smith, Heidi Fleiss, Jena Sims, Michael Nesmith and Lloyd Kaufman

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Pope Benedict XVI posted Dec. 25, 2011

Pope Benedict XVI called for an end to the bloodshed in Syria and the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in his Christmas message Sunday, an appeal for peace that was challenged by deadly attacks on Nigerian churches.

Benedict delivered his "Urbi et Orbi" speech (Latin for "to the city and to the world") from the central loggia of St. Peter's Basilica overlooking a sun-drenched piazza below, before thousands of jubilant tourists and pilgrims, and hundreds of colorful Swiss Guards and Italian military bands.




The 84-year-old pope, fresh off a late-night Christmas Eve Mass, said he prayed that the birth of Jesus, which Christmas celebrates, would send a message to all who need to be saved from hardships.

He cited refugees from the Horn of Africa and flood victims in Thailand, among others, and called for greater political dialogue in Myanmar, and stability in Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa's Great Lakes region.



He said he prayed that God would help the Israelis and the Palestinians resume talks.

"May he bring an end to the violence in Syria, where so much blood has already been shed," he said.

The pope didn't mention the deadly blasts on churches in Nigeria, but the Vatican issued a statement denouncing the attacks as a sign of "cruelty and absurd, blind hatred" that shows no respect for human life.

Early Sunday, an explosion ripped through a Catholic church during Christmas Mass near Nigeria's capital of Abuja, and an emergency worker reported that 25 people were killed. A second explosion struck near a church in Nigeria's restive central city of Jos, while two other explosions hit the northeast state of Yobe.

There was no immediately claim of responsibility for either explosion, but Nigeria has suffered a wave of sectarian attacks blamed on the radical Muslim sect Boko Haram.

Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi said the Catholic church was praying for all Nigerians confronting "this terrorist violence in these days that should be filled with peace and joy."

The Vatican press office noted that Benedict's speech was prepared well in advance of the attacks.

After his speech, Benedict delivered Christmas greetings in 65 different languages, from Mongolian to Maori, Aramaic to Albanian, Tamil to Thai. He finished the list with Guarani and Latin, as the bells tolled from St. Peter's enormous bell towers.






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Mr. James Burrows, Tracey Ullman, Bennett Miller, Fred Ward, Matt Lauer, Eliza Dushku, Kristin Kreuk, Tyrese Gibson, Lucy Punch and Catherine Taber

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Wonderful Christmas Night - Roy Rogers & Dale Evans

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIErl8EXKGk

Cardinal John Patrick Foley We Salute You

By Josh Simeone posted Dec. 11, 2011



The Philadelphia Archdiocese says Cardinal John Patrick Foley died this morning at the age of 76 at Villa St. Joseph in Darby, Delaware County.

Archbishop Charles Chaput issued a statement, saying Cardinal Foley was "a man of great apostolic energy."

"Anyone who met him was immediately aware of his intense love for the Church and his zeal for communicating the Gospel," Archbishop Chaput said in a statement.

Among many accomplishments, Cardinal Foley provided commentary for American television viewers of the Christmas Midnight Mass from Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome for 25 years. His last appearance on NBC-TV's national broadcast of the Mass was in December of 2009.

In November of 2007, then-Archbishop Foley was elevated by Pope Benedict XVI to the Cardinalate at a Consistory in Saint Peter's Basilica and named Cardinal-Deacon of the Church of San Sebastiano al Palatino in Rome. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia says he was the seventh priest ordained for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to be elevated to the College of Cardinals.

The Philadelphia Archdiocese tells WPVI-TV Cardinal Foley died around 3:00 a.m. this morning at a retirement home in Delaware County.

Cardinal Foley retired earlier this year after being diagnosed with leukemia.




RIP






source:newsworks.org

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Leonor Varela








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Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger

Leonor Varela, Charlotte Riley, Mekhi Phifer, Katherine Moennig, Ali Hillis, Ms. Tarita and Oliver Hirschbiegel

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Ms. Mary Tyler Moore, Jude Law, Ted Danson, Patricia Clarkson, Danny McBride, Alison Brie, Jennifer Ehle, Mr. Jon Voight and Diego Luna

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Des vents contraires














Synopsis et détails

La vie de Paul bascule le jour où sa femme Sarah disparait subitement. Après une année de recherches infructueuses, Paul est un homme brisé, rongé par le doute et la culpabilité. Sa dernière chance est peut être de tout reprendre à zéro : déménager avec ses 2 enfants à Saint-Malo, la ville où il a grandit. Mais des rencontres inattendues vont donner à ce nouveau départ une tournure qu’il n’imaginait pas.


Avec Benoît Magimel, Isabelle Carré, Antoine Duléry

Réalisé par Jalil Lespert






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Len Wiseman and Kate Beckinsale










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Adam Sandler and Kate Beckinsale









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Synopsis et détails

Il était une fois à Belleville, deux restaurants se faisant face : le Berbère King de la famille Chouffry et l'Empire du dragon de la famille Zi. Tout allait bien, jusqu'à ce que Samir Chouffry accuse monsieur Zi d'avoir mangé son chien...


Avec Vincent Lacoste, Nader Boussandel, Tien Shue

Réalisé par Nicolas Benamou




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The Sandwich of the Year by Luke Zaleski








Photograph by Romulo Yanes








2011 was all about dressed-up comfort food—hot dogs topped with kimchi, prosciutto-laced pea soup. The easiest way to bring that kind of cooking into your kitchen? The Michelin-worthy grilled cheese




You shoved it into your face as a little kid and used it to soak up cheap beer in college, but now it's time to elevate your grilled cheese sandwich to grown-man territory. "Think of it as a blank canvas," says Thomas Keller, who serves a buttery Gruyère-and-brioche version at Bouchon Bakery in New York City. In other words, experiment. Once you upgrade from Kraft Singles and Wonder Bread, you'll realize there's nothing Keller can do to a grilled cheese that you can't. Just remember a few tricks: Use a low, even source of heat—too hot and the bread will burn before your Gruyère gets a chance to melt—and let the finished product rest for a minute, like you would a fresh-off-the-grill porterhouse. It's not 3 a.m. after a frat party, and patience, like a quality Gouda, is a sign of maturity.

• The French Evolution
Chef Thomas Keller, The French Laundry, Yountville, California, and Per Se, N.Y.C.
1 Tbsp. butter
2 slices brioche
2 oz. Gruyère, thinly sliced

• Southern Comfort
Chef Harrison Keevil, Brookville Restaurant, Charlottesville, Virginia
1 Tbsp. butter
2 slices rustic bread
3 thick slices high-quality pre-cooked bacon
3 thin slices Granny Smith apple
2 Tbsp. Duke's mayonnaise (optional)
2 oz. Swiss cheese or Gouda, thinly sliced

• The Crispy Caprese
Chef Terrance Brennan, Artisanal, N.Y.C.
1 Tbsp. butter
2 slices pagnotta (Italian country bread)
1 ripe tomato, sliced
Several sprigs fresh basil
3 oz. fresh burrata or mozzarella

Directions
1. "Take your cheese out of the refrigerator an hour ahead of time," says Keller. "It will melt more evenly that way. And use butter at room temperature."

2. Preheat the oven to 350.

3. Preheat an iron skillet over medium heat.

4. Assemble the sandwich on a plate. Butter the outside of the bread and place the non-cheese ingredients—bacon, basil, whatever—between 2 slices of cheese to keep the bread from sliding off.

5. Add 1/3 tablespoon of the butter to the skillet and cook to brown.

6. Lay the sandwich in the pan. "Pay attention," says Keller. "You're looking for a really crusty dark brown on this first side." This usually takes 1 1/2 minutes.

7. Flip, then cook for an additional 30 to 45 seconds.

8. Spread the remaining butter on the just-browned side, transfer the sandwich to a baking sheet, and place in the oven for a few minutes—how long you keep it in depends on how melty you like your cheese.

9. Pull out your masterpiece and let it sit for a minute before devouring.



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Spain by Dominique Faget | AFP

Spain's economy shrank in the final quarter of 2011, battered by financial market tensions and a deteriorating global economic outlook, the Bank of Spain said Thursday.

The grim report fed widespread fears that Spain has already slumped into a recession after the economy, dragged down by a 21.5-percent jobless rate, posted zero growth in the third quarter of 2011.

"After the stagnation the Spanish economy showed in the third quarter, the available economic information, still incomplete, indicates activity contracted in the final months of the year," the bank said.

The bank's monthly report cited a backdrop of strong financial market tensions and the deteriorating growth prospects in the eurozone and the rest of the world.

Consumer spending showed "marked weakness", investment in equipment was lethargic, and construction spending continued its long decline, the central bank said.

Spain's new Economy Minister Luis de Guindos this week warned the economy would "surely see a downturn" in the final quarter of this year, feeding the recession fears.

A recession is commonly defined as two quarters of contracting activity in a row.

Spain only emerged at the start of 2010 from an 18-month recession triggered by the global financial crisis and a property bubble collapse, which destroyed millions of jobs and left banks with huge bad loans.

A new right-leaning government led by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy won power in November 20 elections and has set a tight timetable for reforms to fix the economy and reduce the public deficit.

Its top priority is to cut unemployment, with about five million people estimated to be seeking work.

Rajoy has said he will slash Spain's deficit by 16.5 billion ($21.7 billion) in 2012 through sweeping cuts, with only pensions escaping the knife, as well as cleaning up banks and reforming the labour market.








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Its A Wonderful Life - Final Scenes - Christmas Classic

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Auld Lang Syne

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. God bless.

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Samaire Armstrong, Mr. Chuck Berry, The Beach Boys, Ms. Nancy Olson, Maribel Verdú, Amanda Righetti, Jeri Ryan, Anita Blonde, Anita Dark, Linda Evangelista, Niki Taylor,
Erica Durance, Smallville cast and crew, Clovis Cornillac, Virginie Efira, Manu Payet, Annelise Hesme, Laurence Arne, Shirley Bousquet, Sophie Vouzelaud,
L'Amour c'est mieux à deux cast and crew, Dominique Farrugia, Arnaud Lemort

Tea Leoni, Jaime Pressly, Priscilla Presley, Isabelle Adjani, Judi Dench, Rhona Mitra, Mimi Rogers, Marguerite Moreau, Andie MacDowell, Brooke Shields,
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Tiffany
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Mr. Stan Lee

Happy Birthday. Also, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. God bless.


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Sienna Miller

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Ms. Maggie Smith, Denzel Washington, Noomi Rapace, Beau Garrett, Jennifer Decker and Vanessa Ferlito

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Why is it bad luck to wear green in a theatre?

Green lights on actors tend to make them look corpse-like. Molière was wearing green when he died onstage.





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Kim Jong Il's funeral

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Tens of thousands of North Koreans lined snow-covered streets on Wednesday, wailing and clutching their chests as a black hearse carried late leader Kim Jong Il's body through the capital for a final farewell that ended with a 21-gun salute.

The funeral procession on a gray, freezing day was accompanied by top military and party officials, but there was little doubt who the leader was. Son and successor Kim Jong Un served as head mourner, walking with one hand on the hearse, the other raised in salute, his head bowed against the wind.

State media — which over the past week have called Kim Jong Un "great successor," ''supreme leader" and "sagacious leader" — made it clear that the family's hold on power would extend to a third generation, declaring the country in the younger Kim's "warm care."

At the end of the procession, Kim Jong Un again walked along with the limousine with his hand cocked in a salute. He stood head-bowed with top officials as rifles fired 21 times, then saluted again as goose-stepping soldiers carrying flags and rifles marched by.

The funeral procession, which began and ended at Kumsusan Memorial Palace, where Kim's body had lain in state and where his father, North Korean founder Kim Il Sung, is preserved, passed by huge crowds of mourners, most of them standing in the snow with their heads bare, many screaming and flailing their arms as soldiers struggled to keep them from spilling onto the road.

"How can the sky not cry?" a weeping soldier standing in the snow said to state TV. "The people ... are all crying tears of blood."

The scenes of grief provide a clue at how effective North Korea has been in building a personality cult around Kim Jong Il even though people have suffered greatly from food shortages and the United Nations and others cite a lack of human rights. The North's neighbors and the United States are also pressing Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear weapons program.

Kim, who led the nation with an iron fist following his father Kim Il Sung's death in 1994, died of a heart attack Dec. 17 at age 69, according to state media.

Even as North Koreans mourned the loss of the second leader the nation has known, the transition of power to Kim Jong Un was under way. The young man, who is in late 20s, is already being hailed by state media as the "supreme leader" of the party, state and army.

Like his father's in 1994, Kim Jong Il's coffin was wrapped in a red flag. A limousine carrying a huge portrait of a smiling Kim led the procession, and soldiers followed the hearse and lined the streets. A national memorial service will take place at noon Thursday, state media said. Foreign diplomats in Pyongyang were told to prepare to attend the service.

Outside observers will be watching Wednesday's footage closely for clues on the makeup of Kim Jong Un's inner circle.

Walking behind him was Jang Song Thaek, Kim Jong Il's brother-in-law and a vice chairman of the powerful National Defense Commission who is expected to play a crucial role in helping Kim Jong Un take power.

Also escorting the limousine were military chief Ri Yong Ho and People's Armed Forces Minster Kim Yong Chun. Their presence indicates they will be important players as the younger Kim consolidates his leadership. Top Workers' Party officials Choe Thae Bok and Kim Ki Nam and senior military officer Kim Jong Gak also were prominent positions, according to Seoul's Unification Ministry.

"It shows they will be core powers in North Korea," said Yoo Ho-yeol, a professor at Korea University in South Korea. "Particularly, Jang Song Thaek and Ri Yong Ho will be key to Kim Jong Un's leadership."

The military presence at the funeral Wednesday also suggests Kim will uphold his father's trademark military-first policy, Yoo said.

After the funeral, the young Kim is expected to cement his power by formally assuming command of the 1.2 million-strong military, and becoming general secretary of the Workers' Party and chairman of the party's Central Military Commission, Yoo said.

Kim Jong Il's two other sons, Kim Jong Nam and Kim Jong Chol, have not been spotted.

Kim Jong Un made his public debut just last year with a promotion to four-star general and an appointment as vice chairman of the Central Military Commission of the ruling Workers' Party.

Earlier, state television also replayed images of missiles being fired and the April 2009 long-range rocket launch that earned North Korea strengthened U.N. sanctions. The U.S., South Korea and other nations called it a test for a missile designed to strike the United States; North Korea said the rocket sent a communications satellite into space.

North Korea's officials have pledged their loyalty to Kim Jong Il's son.

In an essay paying homage to Kim Jong Il on Wednesday, Workers' Party mouthpiece Rodong Sinmun said North Korea under his leadership had been "dignified as a country that manufactured and launched artificial satellites and accessed nukes," referring to the country's nuclear program.

"Thanks to these legacies, we do not worry about the destiny of ourselves and posterity at this time of national mourning," the essay said, carried in English by the Korean Central News Agency.

"Supreme leader of our party and people Kim Jong Un takes warm care of the people left by Kim Jong Il. Every moment of Kim Jong Un's life is replete with loving care and solicitude for the people," the essay said.

Wednesday's procession had a stronger military presence than in 1994.

Kim Jong Il, who ushered in a "military first" era when he took power, celebrated major occasions with lavish, meticulously choreographed parades designed to show off the nation's military might, such as the October 2010 display when he introduced his son to the world.






source:Associated Press Korea bureau chief Jean H. Lee and writers Hyung-jin Kim, Foster Klug, Scott McDonald and Sam Kim in Seoul, South Korea, contributed to this report. Follow AP's North Korea coverage at twitter.com/newsjean, twitter.com/APKlug and twitter.com/samkim_ap./yahoo.com

Cheetah the chimp

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — A Florida animal sanctuary says Cheetah the chimpanzee sidekick in the Tarzan movies of the early 1930s has died at age 80.

The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary in Palm Harbor announced that Cheetah died Dec. 24 of kidney failure.

Sanctuary outreach director Debbie Cobb on Wednesday told The Tampa Tribune (http://bit.ly/rRuTeJ ) that Cheetah was outgoing, loved finger painting and liked to see people laugh. She says he seemed to be tuned into human feelings.

Based on the works of author Edgar Rice Burroughs, the Tarzan stories, which have spawned scores of books and films over the years, chronicle the adventures of a man who was raised by apes in Africa.

Cheetah was the comic relief in the Tarzan films that starred American Olympic gold medal swimmer Johnny Weissmuller. Cobb says Cheetah came to the sanctuary from Weissmuller's estate sometime around 1960.

Cobb says Cheetah wasn't a troublemaker. Still, sanctuary volunteer Ron Priest says that when the chimp didn't like what was going on, he would throw feces.





source:yahoo.com/AP

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Emily Watson by Andrea Reiher

Emily Watson is back on the silver screen in "War Horse" from director Steven Spielberg, who she jokes with On The Red Carpet she would have done anything to work with, including play a "meek mouse" if he asked.

But she says of "War Horse" that the boy who loves the horse and the horse itself are almost like star-crossed lovers.

"I think it's such a potent combination of an animal, an innocent animal and a savage, savage war. A savage and pointless war and putting this animal into the middle of it. And an animal we've learned to love, because we've learned to love him through the eyes of a boy. They're like star-crossed lovers in a way, and we desperately want them to be together," says Watson, who plays the boy's mother.

Jeremy Irvine plays the boy in question and he agrees that the stakes are that high.

"I think when this horse comes into his life, it fills the place of a brother. The stakes need to be that high for him to then go off to the first World War to try and get him back. So I imagined when he's being taken away from me, I kind of imagined what it would be like to have one of my younger brothers being taken away like that," says Irvine.

"War Horse" is now playing nationwide and has been nominated for two Golden Globes (Best Motion Picture Drama and Best Score) and seven Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.






source:zap2it.com

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Gérard Depardieu, Emilie de Ravin, Eva La Rue, Mr. Michel Piccoli, Masi Oka, Gaspar Noé, Lisa Jakub, Thomas Wilson Brown and Charmian Carr

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Mr. Phil Spector, Stephen Morahan, Tahnee Welch and Tiffany Brissette

Happy Birthday guys. Also, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. God bless.


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Carlton Fisk, Gerald Hopkins, James Kottak, Jared Leto, John Lynch, John Walsh and José Luis Alcaine

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Copenhagen hotel

AFP - Behind a locked glass door lies the 17th floor of Copenhagen's Bella Sky hotel: the Bella Donna floor is off-limits to men so women will feel safe and pampered, even though it's in violation of gender equality laws.

"I'm not allowed to enter. I have to wait here." Except in the event of an emergency, even hotel manager Anders Duelund cannot pass through the door.

"Me, I have a pass," insists however Chren Vilander Thomsen, the head of security, as he bounds into the protected area to remove the AFP journalist accused of disturbing the female guests on the floor.

"We've received a complaint and respect for our customers' privacy is a priority," he explains as he checks the identity card of the reporter who was seeking out some guests' impressions of the all-women floor.

Access to Bella Donna, which means Beautiful Woman in Italian, is so strictly restricted that a female guest who wants to bring a man up to her room must ask to switch rooms to another floor.

The exclusion zone prompted one anonymous plaintiff to report the hotel to the Danish Gender Equality Board on the grounds that "closing off the floor to men stigmatised men as aggressors", Duelund said.

Jytte Larsen of the women's rights network Kvinfo said the complaint was "inappropriate."

"There is just one person, a man, who claims that this is discrimination and that requires the board to address the case and rule in his favour because, according to Danish gender equality laws, it is illegal to treat people differently based on their sex," Larsen lamented.

On November 11, the board ordered the hotel to open the floor to men.

But, Duelund insisted, "we decide for ourselves who gets to stay at our hotel."

"This glass door cost 60,000 kroner (8,000 euros, $10,500), we're going to use it now," he said, his tone suggesting he was merely joking.

When the four-star, ultra-modern hotel opened in May "we didn't think we had to specially protect women," Duelund recalled.

He said the idea to create the women's floor had nothing to do with the Dominique Strauss-Kahn incident in a New York hotel or with the March 2010 murder of a woman in a Copenhagen hotel that made the headlines in Denmark.

"It's just a little prevention" that is greatly appreciated by businesswomen who travel alone and are afraid they may be followed up to their rooms, he explained.

"A lot of foreign women, especially Americans, come here but also Danish women who have heard about us in the media," the hotel's head of personnel, Tanja Trab, told AFP.

According to Duelund, "when a woman walks into a hotel room, the first thing she does is check the bathroom: she checks if it's clean, looks nice and is well-equipped. While the man ... checks out the view, the television and the location of the outlets to charge his phone."

On the 17th floor, rose and burgundy tones have replaced the black and grey hues found on the hotel's other floors, and the female clients enjoy special perks.

The 20 Bella Donna rooms are the only ones decked out with fresh flowers and fashion magazines, while the bathrooms feature high-end shampoos, creams and facial masks.

Belle Tyson, an Englishwoman staying on the floor, didn't know it was barred to men when she booked her room and pokes fun at the idea. But she admitted the chocolates and fresh fruit laid out in the room were "a very good point."

These "extras" do not constitute discrimination, claimed Duelund, stressing that the hotel has 794 other rooms that can be used by men.

In addition, underlined Trab, the advantages for the women do not come free of charge: "a room on the Bella Donna floor costs 300 kroner (40 euros, 53 dollars) more than the same room on another floor."







source:france24.com

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