Monday, January 31, 2011

Indochine

Dans l'Indochine des années trente, Eliane Devries dirige avec son père Emile une plantation d'arbres à caoutchouc. Elle a adopté Camille, une princesse annamite orpheline. Toutes les deux ne vont pas tarder à tomber amoureuses de Jean-Baptiste, un jeune officier de la marine. Au même moment, sur fond de nationalisme ambiant, sont perpétrés les premiers attentats contre les Français...

Avec Catherine Deneuve, Vincent Perez, Jean Yanne



Réalisé par Régis Wargnier


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Sundance Film Festval 2011

2011 Sundance Film Festival Award Winners:

The Grand Jury Prize: Documentary was presented to How to Die in Oregon, directed by Peter D. Richardson. In 1994 Oregon became the first state to legalize physician-assisted suicide. How to Die in Oregon gently enters the lives of terminally ill Oregonians to illuminate the power of death with dignity.

The Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic was presented to Like Crazy, directed by Drake Doremus; written by Drake Doremus and Ben York Jones. A young American guy and a young British girl meet in college and fall in love. Their love is tested when she is required to leave the country and they must face the challenges of a long-distance relationship.

The World Cinema Jury Prize: Documentary was presented to Hell and Back Again, directed by Danfung Dennis. Told through the eyes of one Marine from the start of his 2009 Afghanistan tour to his distressing return and rehabilitation in the U.S., we witness what modern “unconventional” warfare really means to the men who are fighting it. U.S.A./United Kingdom

The World Cinema Jury Prize: Dramatic was presented to Happy, Happy (Sykt Lykkelig), directed by Anne Sewitsky; written by Ragnhild Tronvoll. A perfect housewife, who just happens to be sex-starved, struggles to keep her emotions in check when an attractive family moves in next door. Norway




The Audience Awards are presented to both a dramatic and documentary film in four competitions as voted by Sundance Film Festival audiences. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival Audience Awards are presented by Acura.

The Audience Award: Documentary was presented to Buck, directed by Cindy Meehl, for her story about the power of non-violence and master horse trainer Buck Brannaman, who uses principles of respect and trust to tame horses and inspire their human counterparts.

The Audience Award: Dramatic was presented to Circumstance, directed and written by Maryam Keshavarz, in which a wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager’s growing sexual rebellion and her brother’s dangerous obsession.

The World Cinema Audience Award: Documentary was presented to Senna,directed by Asif Kapadia; written by Manish Pandey, about legendary racing driver and Brazilian hero Ayrton Senna, taking us on the ultimate journey of what it means to become the greatest when faced with the constant possibility of death. United Kingdom

The World Cinema Audience Award: Dramatic was presented to Kinyarwanda, directed and written by Alrick Brown, which tells the story of Rwandans who crossed the lines of hatred during the 1994 genocide, turning mosques into places of refuge for Muslims and Christians, Hutus and Tutsis. U.S.A./Rwanda

The Best of NEXT!: Audience Award was presented to to.get.her, directed and written by Erica Dunton about five girls who come together for one fateful night where anything goes. They all had secrets, but their friendship was the only thing they knew to be true.




Directing Awards recognize excellence in directing for dramatic and documentary features.

The Directing Award: Documentary was presented to Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles, directed by Jon Foy. An urban mystery unfurls as one man pieces together the surreal meaning of hundreds of cryptic tiled messages that have been appearing in city streets across the U.S. and South America.

The Directing Award: Dramatic was presented to Martha Marcy May Marlene, directed and written by Sean Durkin. Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult.

The World Cinema Directing Award: Documentary was presented to Project Nim, directed by James Marsh, who explores the story of Nim, the chimpanzee who was taught to communicate with language as he was raised and nurtured like a human child.United Kingdom

The World Cinema Directing Award: Dramatic was presented to Tyrannosaur, directed and written by Paddy Considine. For a man plagued by self-destructive violence and rage, a chance of redemption appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker with a devastating secret of her own. United Kingdom




The Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award was presented to Another Happy Day, directed and written by Sam Levinson, about a pair of reckless siblings who are dragged into a chaotic family wedding by their overwrought mother.

The World Cinema Screenwriting Award was presented to Restoration, directed by Yossi Madmony; written by Erez Kav-El, about an antique furniture restorer, who, aided by a young and mysterious apprentice, struggles to keep his workshop alive, while his relationship with his own estranged son, who is trying to close down the shop, begins to disintegrate. Israel

The Documentary Editing Award was presented to If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, edited by Matthew Hamachek and Marshall Curry and directed by Marshall Curry. The Earth Liberation Front is a radical environmental group that the FBI calls America’s “number one domestic terrorist threat.” Daniel McGowan, an ELF member, faces life in prison for two multi-million dollar arsons against Oregon timber companies.

The World Cinema Documentary Editing Award was presented to The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, edited by Göran Hugo Olsson and Hanna Lejonqvist and directed by Göran Hugo Olsson. From 1967 to 1975, Swedish journalists chronicled the Black Power movement in America. Combining that 16mm footage, undiscovered until now, with contemporary audio interviews, this film illuminates the people and culture that fueled change and brings the movement to life anew.Sweden/U.S.A.




The Excellence in Cinematography Awards honor exceptional cinematography in both dramatic and documentary categories: The Excellence in Cinematography Award: Documentary was presented to The Redemption of General Butt Naked, directed by Eric Strauss and Daniele Anastasion; cinematographers: Eric Strauss, Ryan Hill and Peter Hutchens. A brutal warlord who murdered thousands during Liberia’s horrific 14-year civil war renounces his violent past and reinvents himself as an Evangelist, facing those he once terrorized.

The Excellence in Cinematography Award: Dramatic was presented to Pariah,directed and written by Dee Rees; cinematographer: Bradford Young. When forced to choose between losing her best friend or destroying her family, a Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and endures heartbreak in a desperate search for sexual expression.

The World Cinema Cinematography Award: Documentary was presented to Hell and Back Again, directed by Danfung Dennis; cinematographer: Danfung Dennis. Told through the eyes of one Marine from the start of his 2009 Afghanistan tour to his distressing return and rehabilitation in the U.S., we witness what modern “unconventional” warfare really means to the men who are fighting it. U.S.A./United Kingdom

The World Cinema Cinematography Award: Dramatic was presented to All Your Dead Ones, directed by Carlos Moreno; written by Alonso Torres and Carlos Moreno; cinematographer: Diego F. Jimenez. One morning, a peasant wakes to find a pile of bodies in the middle of his crops. When he goes to the authorities, he quickly realizes that the dead ones are a problem nobody wants to deal with. Colombia




Two World Cinema Special Jury Prizes: Dramatic for Breakout Performances were presented to Olivia Colman and Peter Mullan for their roles in Tyrannosaur, directed and written by Paddy Considine. For a man plagued by self-destructive violence and rage, a chance of redemption appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker with a devastating secret of her own. United Kingdom

A World Cinema Special Jury Prize: Documentary was presented to Position Among the Stars (Stand van de Sterren) directed by Leonard Retel Helmrich, for his expose of the effects of globalization on Indonesia’s rapidly changing society as it ripples into the life of a poor Christian woman living in the slums of Jakarta with her Muslim sons and teenage granddaughter. The Netherlands

A Special Jury Prize: Documentary was presented to BEING ELMO: A Puppeteer’s Journey, directed by Constance Marks, an inspirational film that crosses cultures and generations

A Special Jury Prize: Dramatic was presented to Another Earth directed by Mike Cahill; written by Mike Cahill and Brit Marling. On the eve of the discovery of a duplicate Earth, a horrible tragedy irrevocably alters the lives of two strangers, who begin an unlikely love affair.

A Special Jury Prize: Dramatic was presented to Felicity Jones for her role in Like Crazy, directed by Drake Doremus; written by Drake Doremus and Ben York Jones. A young American guy and a young British girl meet in college and fall in love. Their love is tested when she is required to leave the country and they must face the challenges of a long-distance relationship.



As announced on Tuesday, the Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking was awarded to Brick Novax pt 1 and 2 (Director and screenwriter: Matt Piedmont).

The International Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking was given to Deeper Than Yesterday / Australia (Director and screenwriter: Ariel Kleiman).

In addition, the jury awarded Honorable Mentions in Short Filmmaking to: Choke / Canada (Director and screenwriter: Michelle Latimer); Diarchy / Italy (Director and screenwriter: Ferdinando Cito Filomarino); The External World / Germany, Ireland (Director and screenwriter: David O’Reilly); The Legend of Beaver Dam / Canada (Director: Jerome Sable, screenwriters: Jerome Sable and Eli Batalion); Out of Reach / Poland (Director and screenwriter: Jakub Stozek); and Protoparticles / Spain (Director and screenwriter: Chema García Ibarra).

On Tuesday Sundance Institute and Mahindra announced the winners of the inaugural Sundance Institute/Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award, in recognition and support of emerging independent filmmakers from around the world. The winning directors and projects are: Bogdan Mustata, Wolf from Romania; Ernesto Contreras, I Dream in Another Language from Mexico; Seng Tat Liew, In What City Does It Live? from Malaysia; and Talya Lavie, Zero Motivation from Israel.

Sundance Institute and NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) on Thursday announced Cherien Dabis, director of May in the Summer, as the winner of the Sundance Institute/NHK Award honoring and supporting emerging filmmakers.

Another Earth, written and directed by Mike Cahill, is the recipient of this year’s Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize. The Prize, which carries a $20,000 cash award by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, is presented to an outstanding feature film focusing on science or technology as a theme, or depicting a scientist, engineer, or mathematician as a major character.





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Belçim Bilgin, Kate Shindle, John Lydon, Sophie Katinis, Tiffany Dion, Audra Lynn and Sean Boyd

Happy Birthday guys. God bless

Portia de Rossi

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Glynn Turman

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Patricia Velasquez, Jonathan Banks, Preity Zinta and Mina Olivera

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Anthony LaPaglia, Kelly Lynch, Justin Timberlake, Minnie Driver, Kerry Washington and Jessica Walter

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.









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Italian presenter Gianni Morandi has confirmed Monica Bellucci will be among the stars at the Sanremo Music Festival on February 19 night (her co-stars from Manuale d’amore 3 Robert De Niro and Carlo Verdone will be making an appearance too). The show will be airing on Italian television.

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Il presentatore e direttore artistico del Festival di Sanremo 2011 avrebbe confermato la presenza di Monica Bellucci per la serata finale dello show il 19 febbraio sera (saranno presenti anche i suoi co-protagonisti di Manuale D’amore 3, Robert De Niro e Carlo Verdone). Lo show sarà in diretta su Raiuno.

Kristen Stewart

by Ted Casablanca and Taryn Ryder




Is somebody reading our blolum? Or rather, somebody's people?

After begrudgingly admitting it looked like Taylor Lautner was making the smartest moves (as far as roles go) post-Breaking Dawn, it seems that our gal Kristen Stewart has the potential to swoop him of that title.

Love it!

K.Stew is reportedly being courted to play Snow White in Snow White and the Huntsman.

True?

Deadline, which is always pretty dead-on with Industry stuff, recently dished that despite testing some new actresses, Stewart's name is at the top of Universal's wish list for the role.

They also report Viggo Mortensen may play the Huntsman.

Sources tell us Kristen's name was thrown around initially, and that the studio would definitely be interested.

Really, Kristen's at the stage in her career where if she really wants a part, she can get it. We have a feeling the power lies mostly with Stewart and her team on this one.

We're also told Inception hottie Tom Hardy was the top pick to star alongside Charlize Theron (who is playing the Evil Queen), but his Dark Knight Rises plans threw a wrench in it.

Honestly, we think this is the perfect role for Kristen! She's showed her acting chops in tons of indie flicks, so we know the babe has talent. And while we don't want her to get roped into another big franchise, starring in a big blockbuster with an Academy Award winner sounds pretty damn perfect to us!

What do you think? Can Kristen pull of Snow White? We say hell yeah!

Please don't let there be "scheduling conflicts"...



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Guess Who Wants to Play Wonder Woman by Marc Malkin

As Hollywood struggles to bring Wonder Woman to the big screen, there's at least one actress in town who makes no secret about wanting to play the world's most famous female superhero.

Who is she, and why does she think she has what it takes to take on the star-spangled icon? Read on to find out...

"On my lists of things to do in my life—I mean, I campaign for it—is, I just want to play a superhero at some point," No Strings Attached actress Lake Bell told me at the Sundance Film Festival, where she premiered her writing and directorial debut, a short called Worst Enemy. "I got the guns! With superheroes you have to have this tickle of humor in there and you have to be a really great actor and also kick ass.

"And I'm fine with kicking a guy's ass," she said. "I'll be honest, I think I'd make a great Wonder Woman. So if anyone out there is listening..."

In the meantime, Bell says she's hoping her short film leads to a gig directing a feature. "I like homework," she said. "I felt like my homework was to experience what it's like to direct. I always felt I could do it, but you don't really know until you're in the mix and in the trenches. So I did it as an exercise and a challenge."

How about directing and starring in a Wonder Woman movie? Just an idea.

Now, I want to hear from you: Is Lake Bell the right choice for Wonder Woman? If not, who is?



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Charlie--It's not yet late.

Charlie Sheen is saying, "Yes, yes, yes," to rehab.

His rep just released a statement that the embattled sitcom star "has voluntarily entered an undisclosed rehabilitation center today.

"He is most grateful to all who have expressed their concern," the statement said. "Mr. Sheen asks that his privacy be respected at this time and that no additional information will be provided."

But what about Two and a Half Men? Earlier today, Sheen's rep said the actor would return to work next Tuesday…

A statement issued by CBS Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and executive producer Chuck Lorre says that the hit show has been placed on production hiatus.

"We are profoundly concerned for his health and well-being, and support his decision," the statement said.

Sheen was rushed to a hospital yesterday morning from his L.A.-area home because, he told friends and family, he was suffering severe abdominal pain, possibly due to a hernia from laughing so hard while watching television.

However, a source has told us that Sheen had been on a long partying bender that included a bevy of porn stars.

"He says things like, 'Men like me don't die,'" the source said yesterday, adding that the actor does not think he has a problem. "Give him some free time and he's off and running."

Let's hope any free time he has now will be spent on his recovery.

(Originally published Jan. 28, 2011, at 3:22 p.m. PT)



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Winners! Complete List From the 2011 SAG Awards

Natalie---Congrats!!! We love you. All the Best. God bless.

MOTION PICTURES

Ensemble: The King's Speech

Male Actor, Leading: Colin Firth, The King's Speech

Female Actor, Leading: Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Male Actor, Supporting: Christian Bale, The Fighter

Female Actor, Supporting: Melissa Leo, The Fighter

Stunt Ensemble, Motion Picture: Inception


TELEVISION

Ensemble, Comedy Series: Modern Family

Ensemble, Drama Series: Boardwalk Empire

Male Actor, Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Female Actor, Comedy Series: Betty White, Hot in Cleveland

Male Actor, Drama Series: Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire

Female Actor, Drama Series: Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Female Actor, Television Movie or Miniseries: Claire Danes, Temple Grandin

Male Actor, Television Movie or Miniseries: Al Pacino, You Don't Know Jack

Stunt Ensemble, Television Series: True Blood

LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Ernest Borgnine------------Congrats Sir. You deserve it. God bless.



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Can the Queen be arrested?

Technically no, as the monarch is above the law and has crown immunity.The legal immunity is conferred by the Royal Prerogative. The Royal Prerogative is a body of customary authority, privilege, and immunity, recognized in common law and sometimes in civil law jurisdictions possessing a monarchy as belonging to the Sovereign alone.




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John Lennon Give Me Some Truth

I'm sick and tired of hearing things
From uptight, short-sighted, narrow-minded hypocrites
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth

I've had enough of reading things
By neurotic, psychotic, pig-headed politicians
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth

No short-haired, yellow-bellied, son of Tricky Dicky
Is gonna mother hubbard soft soap me
With just a pocketful of hope
Money for dope
Money for rope

I'm sick to death of seeing things
From tight-lipped, condescending, mama's little chauvinists
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth now

I've had enough of watching scenes
Of schizophrenic, ego-centric, paranoiac, prima-donnas
All I want is the truth now
Just gimme some truth

No short-haired, yellow-bellied, son of Tricky Dicky
Is gonna mother hubbard soft soap me
With just a pocketful of hope
It's money for dope
Money for rope

Ah, I'm sick to death of hearing things
from uptight, short-sighted, narrow-minded hypocrites
All I want is the truth now
Just gimme some truth now

I've had enough of reading things
by neurotic, psychotic, pig-headed politicians
All I want is the truth now
Just gimme some truth now

All I want is the truth now
Just gimme some truth now
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth


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Friday, January 28, 2011

Argentine Gisela Dulko and Italy’s Flavia Pennetta

MELBOURNE, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Argentine Gisela Dulko and Italy’s Flavia Pennetta beat Eastern Europeans Victoria Azarenka and Maria Kirilenko 2-6 7-5 6-1 to win the Australian Open women’s doubles titles on Friday.

The top seeds produced a stirring fightback from a set and 4-1 down in fierce Melbourne sunshine to seal victory on their first grand slam final appearance together.

“A set and 4-1 down we were like in shock,” Dulko told reporters. “In the changeover, we were like looking each other and saying, ‘Come on, we can’t finish the match playing less than an hour in the final.’ We just kept fighting.”

The world’s top two doubles players earned $450,000 for their victory over Russia’s Kirilenko and Azarenka of Belarus, the 12th seeds playing their first major together.




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2011 Oscar nominees

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards will be broadcast live on February 27.

Here is the list of nominees!

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams, The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christian Bale, The Fighter
John Hawkes, Winter’s Bone
Jeremy Renner, The Town
Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech

BEST ACTRESS
Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

BEST ACTOR
Javier Bardem, Biutiful
Jeff Bridges, True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
James Franco, 127 Hours

BEST DIRECTOR
Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
Joel & Ethan Coen, True Grit
David Fincher, The Social Network
Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech
David O. Russell, The Fighter


BEST PICTURE
127 Hours
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter’s Bone

BEST ANIMATED FILM
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Toy Story 3

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Hors la Loi (Outside the Law) (Algeria)
Incendies (Canada)
In a Better World (Denmark)
Dogtooth (Greece)
Biutiful (Mexico)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg, The Kids Are All Right
Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson, The Fighter
Mike Leigh, Another Year
Christopher Nolan, Inception
David Seidler, The King’s Speech

Best Screenplay - Adaptation
"127 Hours" - Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy, based on the book "Between a Rock and a Hard Place" by Aron Ralston
"The Social Network" - Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, based on the book "The Accidental Billionaires" by Ben Mezrich
Toy Story 3" - Screenplay by Michael Arndt; Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton & Lee Unkrich
"True Grit" - Screenplay by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, based on the novel by Charles Portis
"Winter's Bone" - Screenplay by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini, based on the novel by Daniel Woodrell

Best Art Direction
"Alice in Wonderland"
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1"
"Inception"
"The King's Speech"
"True Grit"

Best Cinematography
"Black Swan"
"Inception"
"The King's Speech"
"The Social Network"
"True Grit"

Best Sound Mixing
"Inception"
"The King's Speech"
"Salt"
"The Social Network"
"True Grit"

Best Sound Editing
"Inception"
"Toy Story 3"
"Tron: Legacy"
"True Grit"
"Unstoppable"

Best Original Score
"How to Train Your Dragon," John Powell;
"Inception," Hans Zimmer;
"The King's Speech," Alexandre Desplat;
"127 Hours," A.R. Rahman;
"The Social Network," Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Best Original Song
"Coming Home" from "Country Strong," Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey;
"I See the Light" from "Tangled," Alan Menken and Glenn Slater;
"If I Rise" from "127 Hours," A.R. Rahman, Dido and Rollo Armstrong;
"We Belong Together" from "Toy Story 3," Randy Newman

Best Costume
"Alice in Wonderland"
"I Am Love"
"The King's Speech"
"The Tempest"
"True Grit"

Best Documentary - Feature
"Exit through the Gift Shop"
"Gasland"
"Inside Job"
"Restrepo""
Waste Land"

Best Documentary - Short Subject
"Killing in the Name"
"Poster Girl"
"Strangers No More"
"Sun Come Up"
"The Warriors of Qiugang"

Best Film Editing
"Black Swan"
"The Fighter"
"The King's Speech"
"127 Hours"
"The Social Network"

Best Makeup
"Barney's Version"
"The Way Back"
"The Wolfman"

Best Animated Short Film
"Day and Night"
"The Gruffalo"
"Let's Pollute"
"The Lost Thing"
"Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)"

Best Live Action Short Film
"The Confession"
"The Crush"
"God of Love"
"Na Wewe"
"Wish 143"

Best Visual Effects
"Alice in Wonderland"
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1"
"Hereafter"
"Inception"
"Iron Man 2"









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Grand Funk Railroad: Some Kind Of Wonderful

I don't need a whole lots of money,
I don't need a big fine car.
I got everything that a man could want,
I got more than I could ask for.
I don't have to run around,
I don't have to stay out all night.
'Cause I got me a sweet ... a sweet, lovin' woman,
And she knows just how to treat me right.


Well my baby, she's alright,
Well my baby, she's clean out-of-sight.
Don't you know that she's ... she's some kind of wonderful.
She's some kind of wonderful ... yes she is, she's,
She's some kind of wonderful, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeahhh ...


When I hold her in my arms,
You know she sets my soul on fire.
Oooh, when my baby kisses me,
My heart becomes filled with desire.
When she wraps her lovin' arms around me,
About drives me out of my mind.
Yeah, when my baby kisses me,
Chills run up and down my spine.


My baby, she's alright,
My baby, she's clean out-of-sight.
Don't you know that she is ... she's some kind of wonderful.
She's some kind of wonderful ... yes she is,
She's some kind of wonderful, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeahhh ...

Now is there anybody, got a sweet little woman like mine?
There got to be somebody, got a, got a sweet little woman like mine? Yeah!
Can I get a witness?
Can I get a witness?
Can I get a witness? Yeah ...
Can I get a witness? Ohhh ...
Can I get a witness? Yeah ...
Can I get a witness? Yes.


I'm talkin', talkin' 'bout my baby. Yeah.
She's some kind of wonderful.
Talkin' 'bout my baby.
She's some kind of wonderful.
Talkin' 'bout my baby.
She's some kind of wonderful.
I'm talkin' 'bout my baby, my baby, my baby.
She's some kind of wonderful.
I'm talkin' about my baby, my baby, my baby.
She's some kind of wonderful.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, ... my baby, my baby.
She's some kind of wonderful.
Talkin' 'bout my baby, my baby, my baby.
She's some kind of wonderful.
I'm talkin' 'bout my baby, my baby, my baby.
She's some kind of wonderful.
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Actress Eva Green attends the Mariinsky Ball of Montblanc White Nights Festival at Catherine Palace (June 19, 2010 in Pushkin near Saint Petersburg, Russia).









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Eva Green






Eva Green speaks during the 'Camelot' panel at the Starz portion of the 2011 Winter TCA press tour held at the Langham Hotel last January 7, 2011 in Pasadena, California.








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Stephen Stills 49 Bye-Byes/America's Children

Forty nine reasons all in a line

All of them good ones, all of them lies

Drifting with my lady, we're oldest of friends

Need a little work and there's fences to mend

Steady girl, she was my world

Till the drifter come, now she's gone

I let that man play his hand

I let them go, how was I to know

I'm down on my knees, nobody left to please

Now it's over, they left in the spring

Her and the drifter, lookin' for beautiful things

And I want you to clap your hands

Awwww Come on and clap your hands everybody

Yeah all right yeah all right yeah

And a little bit louder now

A little bit louder now

And a little bit louder now

Yes and a little bit louder now

Oh, you know there's something happening here

What it is ain't exactly clear

Yes there's a man with a gun over there

Telling me I got to be ware

And we got to stop children, what's that sound

Look what's going down

Ahh look what's going down

All right

What a field day, what a heat

Must have been a thousand people standing in the street

Singing songs and carrying signs

Come on, mostly say "hurray for our side"

And we got to stop children, what's that sound

Everybody look what's going down

All right, what's going down ah yes

Well it looks to me like there's a few politicians hanging around children

Perpetuating some kind of myth on us all all right

Taking bout what a drag all the kids are yeah aahh

Cause they got the guts to get out in the strees and tell the truth every day aahh yes

Making it a little hot for them, you know all right

But you know that we're all just out there proving to

Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew and Richard Dailey and all them other,

well whatever you want to call them

That America is still the home of the brave oh yes it is

And you got to be brave children

How many is it that they shot down already?

Something like seventeen of us.

But you know we gotta do it

We gotta keep on keeping on

Because if we don't do it nobody else is gonna

But you know if we can't do it with a smile on our face

You know if we can't love in our hearts then children we ain't got no right to do it at all

Because it just means we ain't learned nothing yet

We're supposed to be some kind of different Ahhh

Whoa Whoa Whoa oh yes

And I don't know if I want white America to remember or to forget

That Jesus Christ was the first non-violent revolutionary

Dig it ohh Dig it ooh right on Dig it yeah

You know that paranoia it strikes deep

Into your life it's going to creep

And it starts when you're always afraid

Step out of line the man comes

He's going to shoot you down

We've got to stop hey now what's that sound

Yeah we've got to stop and what's that sound yes

We've got to stop hey children what's that sound

What's going down oh yeah





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Sophie Marceau

Maitê Proença

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Mr. Nicolas Sarkozy

Happy Birthday Mr. Pres. God bless.

Terri Colombino, Harley Jane Kozak, Janna Fassaert and Barbi Benton

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Frank Darabont, Mr. Alan Alda, Elijah Wood, Rosamund Pike, Sarah McLachlan, Will Poulter and Marthe Keller

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

France Box Office January 19–23, 2011

1.Hereafter----------------$5,646,551

2.Le fils à Jo-------------$1,873,254

3.Season of the Witch------$1,770,775
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6.La chance de ma vie------$1,226,786

7.Tangled-----------------$752,008

8.Les émotifs anonymes----$614,223





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USA Weekend Box-Office

1.No Strings Attached --------------------$19.7M

2.The Green Hornet -----------------------$17.7M

3.The Dilemma-----------------------------$9.11M

4.The King's Speech-----------------------$7.85M

5.True Grit ------------------------------$7.33M

6.Black Swan -----------------------------$5.87M------$83.3M

7.Little Fockers--------------------------$4.32M------$141M



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Alicia Keys

Belated Happy Birthday. God bless.

Alan Cumming

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Bridget Fonda, Mimi Rogers, Mr. James Cromwell, Tamlyn Tomita, Chris Gauthier and Marie Grujicic

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

BBC World Service cuts 650 jobs by David Maddox

THE government has been warned that cuts to the BBC World Service will "irreparably" damage Britain's reputation around the world.

Unions leaders threatened industrial action yesterday after it was announced 650 World Service jobs and five language services would go as part of a restructuring by the corporation.

The BBC blamed changes to the funding of the World Service - whi
ADVERTISEMENTch from 2014 will be paid for by the licence fee rather than the government - and made clear that the organisation had strongly opposed the cuts.

The changes include the loss of the Serbian, Albanian, Macedonian, Portuguese for Africa and English for the Caribbean services, which will reduce the 180 million global audience by 30 million.

In the Commons, Foreign Secretary William Hague was told by former Labour Foreign Office minister Denis MacShane that the coalition had succeeded where dictatorships had failed.

Mr MacShane said the changes would see "irreparable damage" done to Britain, adding: "You are doing in part what no dictator has ever achieved - silencing the voice of the BBC, the voice of Britain, the voice of democracy, the voice of balanced journalism at a time when it is more than ever needed."

There was discontent from the Tory back-benches, with senior figures questioning why there had been a 16 per cent cut to the World Service budget while the international aid budget had been increased.

Andrew Tyrie, the Tory chairman of the Treasury select committee, said he hoped the government would reconsider. He told Mr Hague: "There is very deep concern in this House about this decision.

"I hope you will reconsider it with your Cabinet colleagues and in particular take a look at the overseas aid budget, which is increasing 37 per cent in real terms at a time when you are intending to implement 16 per cent cuts in the World Service.

"I hope you will hear the message from this House that if there is a choice between those two, then we want to put the World Service first."

However, Mr Hague insisted the World Service could not be exempt from changes or having its budget reviewed and denied there would be lasting damage.

Mr Hague said handing the World Service back to the BBC would strengthen its independence, adding that it had a "viable and strong" future.


He added: "It is wrong to pretend there should never be any changes and never any reductions.

"We, of course, have to ensure we live within our means in this country, and this is part of doing that."

Earlier, Peter Horrocks, BBC global news dir
ADVERTISEMENTector, broke the news to staff and said they were "clearly very sad", stressing the importance of the World Service to Britain's reputation across the world.

Mr Horrocks revealed that the government had been asked to help World Service staff from other countries working in Britain on a visa who might not want to return because of concerns for their safety.

He said: "This is a painful day for BBC World Service and the 180 million people around the world who rely on the BBC's global news services every week. We are making cuts that we would rather not be making."

BBC Trust chairman Sir Michael Lyons said it was a "difficult day" for the World Service, adding: "We have no choice other than to live within the reduced government grant."

Daya Thussu, professor of international communication and co-director of India Media Centre at the University of Westminster, said: "The decision … is an unwise move at a time when Britain's influence in the wider world is waning as new actors - China, India, Brazil - emerge."

Meanwhile, the unions threatened industrial action.

Jeremy Dear, general secretary of the National Union of Journalists, said: "The NUJ will join with other unions in defending jobs and quality broadcasting at the World Service."

Gerry Morrissey, general secretary of the broadcasting workers' union Bectu, warned: "The World Service will be much weakened and people will think less of the BBC and the UK as a result. These cuts are indeed a false economy."


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Egypt by Alexander Dziadosz

Police fought with thousands of Egyptians who defied a government ban on public gatherings yesterday to protest against President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year-old rule, firing tear gas at the crowds and dragging away demonstrators.
Protesters burned tyres and hurled stones at police as groups gathered at different parts of the capital, Cairo.

The scenes were unprecedented in the country and follow the overthrow two weeks ago of another long-serving regional strongman, Tunisian president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, in a popular revolt.

Activists had called on people to rally again after Tuesday's "Day of Rage" - anti-government demonstrations across Egypt. Three protesters and one policeman were killed.

Security forces have arrested about 500 demonstrators over the two days, an interior ministry source said. Witnesses said officers, some in civilian clothes, hauled away people and bundled them into unmarked vans.

Police fired shots into the air near the central Cairo court complex, witnesses said. In another area, they drove riot trucks into a crowd of about 3,000 people to force them to disperse.

One protester said: "We turn up suddenly and quickly without a warning or an announcement. That way we gain ground."

Social networking websites such as Twitter and Facebook have been a key means of communication for the protesters.

The co-ordinated demonstrations were unlike anything witnessed in Egypt since Mr Mubarak came to power in 1981 after President Anwar Sadat was assassinated by Islamists.

The protesters complain of poverty, unemployment, corruption and repression. Inspired by the Tunisian revolt, they demand Mr Mubarak steps down.

The United States said Egypt was still a "close and important ally". But US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also urged the government to allow peaceful protests and not to block the social networking websites.

She said: "We believe strongly that the Egyptian government has an important opportunity at this moment in time to implement political, economic and social reforms to respond to the legitimate needs and interests of the Egyptian people."

Elections are due to be held in September, but most people believed that Mr Mubarak, 82, would remain in control or bring in a successor in the shape of his son, Gamal.

Issandr El Amrani, a political analyst, said: "Mubarak never experienced this level of public anger and such a rejection of his legitimacy in 30 years of power. This looks quite bad for him."

Father and son both deny that Gamal is being groomed for the top job, but the Egyptian street does not believe them.

"Gamal, tell your father that Egyptians hate you," protesters yelled yesterday.

Hundreds of demonstrators had gathered yesterday outside the morgue in Suez demanding the release of the body of one of the three people killed there.

"The government has killed my son," they chanted. "Oh Habib, tell your master, your hands are soiled with our blood," they said, referring to Interior Minister Habib al-Adli.

Of Egypt's population of 80 million, about 60 per cent - and 90 per cent of the unemployed - are under 30 years old and about 40 per cent live on the equivalent of less than £1.25 a day.

Arab League Secretary-General Amre Moussa, a former Egyptian foreign minister, said reform was needed to address Arab citizens' demands for better lives.

"The Arab citizen is angry and we feel broken as citizens. Reform is the name of the game, and reform has to happen now all over the Arab world," Mr Moussa said at the Davos World Economic Forum in Switzerland.




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Tommy Sheridan "brought the walls of the temple crashing down" around his life and political career by deliberately setting out to lie in court, he was told by a judge as he was jailed for three years.
However, an unapologetic Sheridan immediately launched a new legal battle with his enemies at the News of the World over alleged phone hacking, signalling he has no intention of disappearing from public life.

The former MSP and convicted perjurer was led in handcuffs from the dock of the High Court in Glasgow yesterday to begin his time behind bars, which could be as little as six to nine months under early release provisions. He reportedly commented he had got "a result".

The judge, Lord Bracadale, said Sheridan the politician would find a "place in Scottish history" due to his fight against the poll tax, but he had destroyed his career by suing over newspaper allegations, knowing he would have to lie to succeed.

Sheridan left the court to cheers of "Solidarity" from family and friends, and a short time later released a statement saying he had instructed proceedings against the News of the World over the alleged hacking of his phone.

His wife, Gail, assured supporters Sheridan would emerge from jail anything but a broken man. "Tommy has dedicated his life to helping others," she said. "The real reason why he has been imprisoned today is because he has fought injustice and inequality with every beat of his heart. But it won't be long before Tommy is back, stronger and continuing the fight."

Sheridan confirmed he would be appealing his conviction for perjury, but his solicitor, Aamer Anwar, said he would not be seeking an immediate release from custody pending the hearing of the appeal.

In his statement, read by Mr Anwar, Sheridan said: "For too long, the News of the World has scapegoated and destroyed lives with immunity. This multi-million-pound prosecution will separate me from my wife and child, and that will be heartbreaking. But I will continue to fight a system that protects the real criminals - the rich and powerful.




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JEANNINE AVERSA, AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON – Employers will hire more workers this year, and the economy will grow faster than envisioned three months ago, according to an Associated Press survey that found growing optimism among leading economists.

But unemployment will stay chronically high — nearly 9 percent by year's end, the latest quarterly AP Economy Survey shows. A majority of economists say it will be 2016 or later before unemployment drops to a historically normal rate of around 5 percent.

Economists have become more confident 19 months after the worst recession since the Great Depression ended. Lower Social Security taxes and higher stock prices will embolden Americans to spend more and help power the economy, they say.

"People will finally recognize that an economic recovery is under way," said Lynn Reaser, a board member of the National Association for Business Economics. "This won't be a recovery seen only by economists."

The gains this year will be enough to withstand the threats still clouding the economy, the AP survey found. A majority of the economists doubt, for example, that falling home prices and higher mortgage rates will pose a major risk to the economy in 2011.

The AP survey collected the views of 42 private, corporate and academic economists on a range of indicators. Among their forecasts:

• The economy will grow 3.2 percent this year, compared with the 2.7 percent they forecast in October. That would top last year's estimated growth of less than 3 percent.

• Employers will create a net total of 2.2 million jobs. Three months ago, the economists predicted 1.6 million jobs would be added in 2011. Last year, employers added roughly 1.1 million.

• Consumers will spend 3.2 percent more this year than last year. That's stronger than the 2.5 percent growth the economists had forecast in October. And it's nearly double the spending growth that's estimated for 2010.

• Inflation will be 1.8 percent this year, barely more than the 1.7 percent the economists forecast in the previous survey and up only slightly from 1.5 percent last year. The 1.8 percent forecast falls within the range of inflation the Federal Reserve thinks a healthy economy needs.

Among the reasons for the economists' growing optimism: an extension of income-tax cuts, a cut in Social Security taxes for workers, easier access to loans, higher stock prices and a government that seems more sympathetic to the priorities of businesses.

The brighter outlook is also evident among people responsible for hiring.

Jerry Huddleston, human resources manager of the Ozark Natural Foods grocery store in Fayetteville, Ark., said he plans to hire for busy weekend shifts because sales are improving.

The store is generally slow to add jobs. But Huddleston said business is picking up. Customers seem more willing to pay more for organic milk, vitamin supplements and pre-made vegetarian meals.

"I think people are starting to be more confident that the job they have is the job they will have tomorrow," he said.

As the economy gradually strengthens, the economists expect interest rates will tick up, as they already have begun to do. They think the yield on the 10-year Treasury note, now at 3.4 percent, will reach 3.6 percent by midyear and 3.9 percent by year's end. Those higher rates would force up mortgage rates, which tend to track the 10-year Treasury yield.

Yet when asked about a range of threats — from falling home prices and rising energy prices to state budget woes and Europe's debt crisis — the economists called each a minor risk rather than a major risk to the economy.

In the spring and summer, many analysts had feared the economy might slide back into a "double-dip" recession.

"Consumers and businesses are in a better mood," said Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at IHS Global Insight. "They are spending a little more freely. Not a lot more freely, but a little more freely."

That helps explain why Behravesh has lifted his forecast for economic growth in 2011 to 3.2 percent, from 2.2 percent in October.

Still, the Fed said Wednesday that the economy isn't growing fast enough to lower unemployment and still needs help from the Fed's $600 billion Treasury bond-purchase program. The bond purchases are intended to lower rates on loans and boost stock prices, spurring more spending and invigorating the economy.

President Barack Obama still faces risks from voters skeptical of his economic stewardship, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. More than half disapprove of how he's handled the economy. Just 35 percent say it's improved on his watch; 40 percent had said so a year ago.

Yet public sentiment may brighten if the economists prove correct in their forecasts. Rajeev Dhawan, director of Georgia State University's Economic Forecasting Center, has raised his estimate for growth this year to 2.7 percent, from 1.8 percent three months ago.

This year "will be better than 2010 in terms of hiring, spending and economic growth," Dhawan said. "Yet unemployment will decline only slowly. At least we're not going backward."





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Shania Twain

Shania Twain is taking a bit of a turn career-wise. It looks like she’s really focusing on her new Oprah Winfrey Network series, Why Not?, and steering away from music for the time being. Between the pressures of superstardom and the break-up of her prior marriage to Mutt Lange, it caused Shania to lose interest in recording – not to mention losing her voice, according to All Access. Twain reveals, “I have lost my ability to express myself and my ability to sing… For some reason, I’m not comfortable singing in front of people anymore.” Shania’s show on OWN will debut in April.

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Snow piles up on snow-weary Northeast by RODRIQUE NGOWI, Associated Press

BOSTON – The Northeast girded itself as a fast-moving storm moved full-force into the region overnight, bringing an icy mix of snow and rain, stranding hundreds of airplane passengers, leaving more than 300,000 customers in and around the nation's capital without power, and making roads treacherous for Thursday morning commuters.

Public schools remained closed for a second day Thursday and motorists were warned of dangerous road conditions. In New York City, the LIRR suspended passenger train service systemwide because of the storm. City bus service also was suspended.

In a region already contending with above-average snowfall this season, the storm that began Wednesday added several more inches. Meteorologists predicted up to 10 inches could fall in the Washington, D.C., area; 14 inches in New York City, and about 11 inches in Philadelphia and Boston before sunshine returns Thursday.

In Portsmouth, N.H., workers were nearly out of room to stash their plowed snow.

"We probably have a five-story snow dump right now," said Portsmouth public works director David Allen. "It's time to get a lift up on it and we could probably do a ski run."

Meteorologist Neil Strauss of the National Weather Service warned of traveling in the storm and said gusts in Rhode Island and eastern Massachusetts could reach 40 mph to 50 mph. Parts of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island were expected to get thunderstorms, "somewhat unusual" for this time of year, he said.

As the storm approached Wednesday, schools were closed, governments sent workers home early, and commutes were snarled. Cars and buses slipped and slid on highways. Pedestrians struggled across icy patches that were on their way to becoming deep drifts.

Massachusetts State Police blamed the storm on an accident that sent a state trooper to the hospital. The unidentified trooper suffered minor injuries when his vehicle crashed into a median barrier on Route 93 in Boston as he was on his way to work Wednesday night.

The New York area's three major airports, among the nation's busiest, saw more than 1,000 flights canceled. Philadelphia International Airport expected more than 1,000 passengers would be stranded because of cancellations. City bus service was suspended.

Rain drenched the nation's capital for most of the day and changed to sleet before it started snowing in earnest at mid-afternoon. The snow and icy roads created hazardous conditions for President Barack Obama as he returned to the White House after a post-State of the Union trip to Manitowoc, Wis.

The wintry weather grounded Marine One, the helicopter that typically transports Obama to and from the military base where Air Force One lands. Instead, the president was met at the plane by his motorcade, which spent an hour weaving through rush hour traffic already slowed by the storm. It normally takes the president's motorcade about 20 minutes to travel between the base and the White House.

Officials urged residents in Washington and Maryland to stay off the roads as snow, thunder and lightning pounded the Mid-Atlantic region. In D.C., Metro transit officials pulled buses off the roads as conditions deteriorated. Firefighters warned the heavy snow was bringing down power lines and causing outages.

In Pennsylvania, residents hunkered down as a one-two punch of the winter storm brought snow, sleet, and then more snow, which forecasters said could total a foot in some areas. Philadelphia declared a snow emergency as of Wednesday evening, ordering cars removed from emergency routes. When a commuter bus arrived more than an hour late Wednesday night in Philadelphia after a treacherous trip from New York, passengers applauded the driver.

Northwest, in Hatfield Township, Pa., residents were scared by thunder claps and blinding lightning in a rare thundersnow, a thunderstorm with heavy snow instead of rain.

Since Dec. 14, snow has fallen eight times on the New York region — or an average of about once every five days. That includes the blizzard that dropped 20 inches on New York City and paralyzed travel after Christmas. When the snows arrived Wednesday, the city had already seen 36 inches of snow this season in comparison with the full-winter average of 21 inches.

The city declared a weather emergency for the second time since the Dec. 26 storm, which trapped hundreds of buses and ambulances and caused a political crisis for the mayor. An emergency declaration means any car blocking roads or impeding snowplows can be towed at the owner's expense.

In the suburbs, a pickup truck plowing a snow-covered parking lot struck and killed a Long Island woman Wednesday afternoon, police said.

In New Jersey, state workers were sent home early and schools closed as the storm brought more snow than anticipated Wednesday morning. A second band of snow began falling in the evening. The NJ Transit agency allowed customers to use bus tickets for rail travel, and vice versa, to get home any way they could.

New Jersey also was looking at up to a foot of snow, and high winds were expected before the storm moves out early Thursday.

In suburban Silver Spring, Md., nurse Tiffany Horairy said as she waited for a bus that she was getting tired of the constant pecking of minor or moderate storms.

"I'd rather get something like last year, with all the snow at once," she said.

In Kentucky, where several inches of snow fell, a man who lost control of his pickup truck on an ice-covered road and got out of it was hit and killed by another truck that lost control on the same patch.

Through Tuesday, Boston had received 50.4 inches of snow, a nearly 270 percent increase over normal snowfalls of 18.8 inches at the same time in the season. The central Massachusetts city of Worcester had gotten 49.3 inches while the norm is 28.7 inches. Providence, R.I., had recorded 31.7 inches for the season, twice the norm of 15.7 inches. Bradley International Airport in Connecticut had gotten 59.1 inches of snow, more than double the normal 22.8 inches, the National Weather Service has said.





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