Sunday, December 30, 2012

Jan. 1, 2013

Ms. Valentina Cortese, Frank Langella, Morris Chestnut, Maeve Dermody, Dedee Pfeiffer and Rick Hurst


*Adv Happy Birthday guys. Also, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you, family and your fans.

*God bless.

Dec. 31, 2012

Sir Anthony Hopkins, Sir Ben Kingsley, Val Kilmer, Lance Reddick, Bebe Neuwirth, Diane Von Furstenberg, Hans Perk, Jane Badler, Li Gong, Ms. Sarah Miles, Nicholas Sparks, Véronique Cloutier, Barbara Carrera, Rebecca Rigg, Donna Summer and Agnieszka Grochowska, 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.



*Same to your family and fans.

Ian Gomez

Belated Happy Birthday. Also, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, family and your fans.

God bless.

Emilie de Ravin

Belated Happy Birthday. Also, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, family and your fans.

God bless.

Matt Lauer

Happy Birthday. Also, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, family and your fans.

God bless.

Savannah Guthrie





Belated Happy Birthday. Also, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, family and your fans.

God bless.

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Gaspar Noé

Belated Happy Birthday . Also, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, family and your fans.

God bless.

Frida Farrell

Belated Happy Birthday. Also, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, family and your fans.

God bless.

Louise Monot




Happy Birthday. Also, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, family and your fans.

God bless.


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Jeff Lynne

Happy Birthday. Also, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, family and your fans.

God bless.

Caity Lotz, Mr. Joseph Bologna, Patricia Kalember, Heidi Fleiss, Lucy Punch, Tyrese Gibson, Liz Fuller, Tiger Woods, Mr. James Burrows and Hubert Koundé

Happy Birthday guys. Also, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you, family and your fans.

God bless.

Jason Behr

Happy Birthday . Also, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, family and your fans.

God bless.

Patti Smith

Happy Birthday. Also, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, family and your fans.

God bless.

Meredith Vieira

Happy Birthday. Also, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, family and your fans.

God bless.

Mr. Fred Ward

Happy Birthday Mr. Ward. Also, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, family and your fans.

God bless.

Kristin Kreuk





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God bless.

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God bless.

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Tracey Ullman

Happy Birthday. Also, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, family and your fans.

God bless.

Di Giacomo Tarsi

BASILEA - Sarà tra RC Cannes e Sesi San Paolo la finale del Top Volley International.
Nella prima semifinale la formazione di Centoni e Arcangeli, dopo aver dominato 1° e 3° set, ha rischiato una sorprendente sconfitta al tie-break col Volero Zurigo ritrovandosi in svantaggio 11-12 nel set decisivo prima di reagire e chiudere 15-13 con Centoni.
Nella 2° semifinale il Galatasaray di Barbolini, Gioli e Lo Bianco è andato sotto 2-0 contro il Sesi di Dani Lins, Tandara e Fabiana pagando pegno ai soliti problemi in ricezione e all'ottimo rendimento nel muro-difesa delle brasiliane apparse in decisa crescita rispetto a quanto fatto vedere nelle ultime partite di campionato. La squadra giallorossa ha poi ben reagito nel 3° set, ma ha nuovamente sbagliato troppo (soprattutto in attacco nel 4° set) e quando l'arbitro ha chiamato out un attacco in campo di Calderon (22-18) le ultime speranze si sono spente.

Risultati sessione serale 28 dicembre: Semifinali
RC Cannes - Volero Zurigo 3-2 (25-17, 22-25, 25-10, 20-25, 15-13)
Sesi San Paolo - Galatasaray Istanbul 3-1 (25-20, 25-21, 20-25, 25-20)

Programma 29 dicembre
ore 15.30: Finale 5°-6° posto: Dinamo Bucarest - Bank BPS Fakro Muszyna
a seguire: Finale 3°-4° posto: Volero Zurigo - Galatasaray Istanbul
non prima delle 20: Finale 1°-2° posto: RC Cannes - Sesi San Paolo


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Its A Wonderful Life - Final Scenes - Christmas Classic

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Auld Lang Syne


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Forget about some of the comments. Enjoy. God bless.

Gloria Guida



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Ding Dong, Ding Dong - George Harrison (1974)

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Ding Dong, Ding Dong - George Harrison (1974)

Ding-dong, ding-dong
Ding-dong, ding-dong
Ding-dong, ding-dong
Ding-dong, ding-dong

Ring out the old and the new
Ring out the old and the new
Ring out the false and the true
Ring out the old and the new

Ring out the old and the new
Ring out the old and the new
Ring out the false and the true
Ring out the old and the new

Ding-dong, ding-dong
Ding-dong, ding-dong
Ding-dong, ding-dong
Ding-dong, ding-dong

Yesterday, today was tomorrow
And tomorrow, today will be yesterday
So so ring out the old and the new
Ring out the old and the new
Ring out the false and the true
Ring out the old and the new

Ring out the old and the new
Ring out the old and the new
Ring out the false and the true
Ring out the old and the new

Ring out the old and the new
Ring out the old and the new
Ring out the false and the true
Ring out the old and the new

Ding-dong, ding-dong
Ding-dong, ding-dong
Ding-dong, ding-dong
Ding-dong, ding-dong
Ding-dong, ding-dong
Ding-dong, ding-dong
Ding-dong, ding-dong
Ding-dong, ding-dong





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Ten Most Anticipated Films by Rich Cline

As always, we'll need to sift through a vast number of sequels and remakes to find something original next year. But here are a few things worth looking forward to. Of course, release dates are subject to change...

1. Star Trek: Into Darkness (May)

JJ Abrams continues his reinvention of the iconic sci-fi franchise with what looks like a full-on action epic. And we're also looking forward to the next chapter of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Dec).

Starring: Chris Pine & Benedict Cumberbatch

2. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Nov)

A change of director is a bit worrying, but Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson surely won't let us down with this brainy action sequel. The even more fantastical Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (Aug) is less of a sure thing.

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence & Josh Hutcherson

3. The Great Gatsby (May)

Baz Luhrmann's oft-delayed epic version of F Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel is unmissable. The cast is excellent (Leo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire), and Luhrmann in 3D will certainly be eye-popping.

Starring: Leonardo Dicaprio & Carey Mulligan.


4. Man Of Steel (Jun)

Despite the rubber-looking suit, Zack Snyder's Superman reboot looks darker and much more emotional than anything we've seen before. Dare we say Dark Knight-esque? Other comic franchises include Iron Man 3 (May) and Thor: The Dark World (Nov).

Starring: Henry Cavill & Amy Adams


5. The Lone Ranger (Jul)

Johnny Depp's next nutty oddball will be Tonto, the injun sidekick to Armie Hammer's Lone Ranger in this action-effects comedy remake of the iconic TV western serial. Directed by Gore Verbinski (the original Pirates trilogy), let's hope it isn't as much like Wild Wild West as is sounds.

Starring: Johnny Depp & Armie Hammer.

6. Kick Ass 2 (Jun)

Even with a new writer and director, this is bound to be hysterical good fun as the entire cast reunites for more rude action mayhem. Also looking forward to seeing what happens with the re-imagined X-men spin-off The Wolverine (Jul). Not quite so excited about 300: Rise of an Empire (Aug).

Starring: Chloe Grace Moretz & Jim Carrey.

7. World War Z (Jun)

The apocalypse is all the rage in 2013, and the biggest blow-out looks to be this zombie blockbuster starring Brad Pitt. See also Tom Cruise's Oblivion (Apr), Will Smith's After Earth (Jun) and Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel's The End of the World (Jun).

Starring: Brad Pitt & Mireille Enos.

8. Oz The Great And Powerful (Mar)

It's only been 70-some years since The Wizard of Oz, so Sam Raimi's prequel at least wasn't rushed. And the trailer looks pretty spectacular. More big budget fairy-tale action is coming in Bryan Singer's remake Jack the Giant Slayer (Mar) and the revisionist Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (Jan).

Starring: James Franco & Mila Kunis.

9. Monsters University (Jun)

The characters (and voices) from the Pixar classic Monsters Inc are back for this frat-boy comedy prequel. And as for animated sequels, we'll also get second instalments like The Smurfs 2 (Jul) and Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers (Sep).

Starring: John Goodman & Billy Crystal.

10. Anchorman: The Legend Continues (tbc)

Ron Burgundy is back for a long-awaited sequel, reuniting cast members including Will Ferrell, Steve Carell and Paul Rudd. We might also be excited about the comedy sequel The Hangover Part III (May), if only Part II hadn't been so bad. Perhaps they've learned their lesson.

Starring: Will Ferrell & Paul Rudd.



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Edwige Fenech (Not suitable for kids)

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EmmyLou Harris




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EmmyLou Harris

Singer Emmylou Harris could potentially be facing some pretty hefty charges, after it emerged that she is being investigated for a suspected hit and run case in Los Angeles, TMZ reports.

The multi-Grammy winning artist is said to have hit a car on an L.A. freeway, before hitting the gas and getting the heck out of there. Unfortunately for Harris, if the charges prove to be true, she won't outrun her troubles for too long as the Los Angeles law enforcement are now hot on her heels.

According to TMZ, a rented car driven by the singer struck another vehicle on the 405 freeway at around 10pm on October 1, with Emmylou taking off from the scene without stopping or exchanging insurance information with the car she hit. The local police began investigating the crime when the driver of the car Emmylou is said to have hit filed a report on the incident, with the D.A currently awaiting a reply from Harris on the charges being held against her.

Emmylou has apparently already admitted fault to a "minor drive accident," with a representative for the country singer tellingTMZ that she "unintentionally rubbed bumpers with another vehicle." The rep goes on to add that Emmylou didn't realize at the time that contact was made between the cars, and as such she took off from the scene without so much as a howdy do.



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Mr. John Lennon - Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

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Mr. John Lennon - Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

So this is Christmas and what have you done,
Another year over, a new one just begun.

And so this is Christmas, I hope you have fun,
The near and the dear ones, the old and the young.

A very merry Christmas and a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one without any fears.

And so this is Christmas for weak and for strong,
The rich and the poor ones, the road is so long.

And so happy Christmas for black and for white
For the yellow and red ones let's stop all the fights.

A very merry Christmas and a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one without any fear.

So this is Christmas and what have you done,
Another year over, a new one just begun.

And so this is Christmas, I hope you have fun,
The near and the dear ones, the old and the young.

A very merry Christmas and a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one without any fears.


War is over, if you want it
War is over now




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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Mr. Jon Voight

Happy Birthday Mr. Voight. Also, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, family and your fans.

God bless.

Edgar Winter

Happy Birthday. Also, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, family and your fans.

God bless.

Jennifer Ehle

Happy Birthday. Also, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, family and your fans.

God bless.

Pope Benedict XVI--Homily Christmas Vigil

Dear Brothers and Sisters!Again and again the beauty of this Gospel touches our hearts: a beauty that is the splendour of truth. Again and again it astonishes us that God makes himself a child so that we may love him, so that we may dare to love him, and as a child trustingly lets himself be taken into our arms. It is as if God were saying: I know that my glory frightens you, and that you are trying to assert yourself in the face of my grandeur. So now I am coming to you as a child, so that you can accept me and love me.
I am also repeatedly struck by the Gospel writer’s almost casual remark that there was no room for them at the inn. Inevitably the question arises, what would happen if Mary and Joseph were to knock at my door. Would there be room for them? And then it occurs to us that Saint John takes up this seemingly chance comment about the lack of room at the inn, which drove the Holy Family into the stable; he explores it more deeply and arrives at the heart of the matter when he writes: “he came to his own home, and his own people received him not” (Jn 1:11). The great moral question of our attitude towards the homeless, towards refugees and migrants, takes on a deeper dimension: do we really have room for God when he seeks to enter under our roof? Do we have time and space for him? Do we not actually turn away God himself? We begin to do so when we have no time for him. The faster we can move, the more efficient our time-saving appliances become, the less time we have. And God? The question of God never seems urgent. Our time is already completely full. But matters go deeper still. Does God actually have a place in our thinking? Our process of thinking is structured in such a way that he simply ought not to exist. Even if he seems to knock at the door of our thinking, he has to be explained away. If thinking is to be taken seriously, it must be structured in such a way that the “God hypothesis” becomes superfluous. There is no room for him. Not even in our feelings and desires is there any room for him. We want ourselves. We want what we can seize hold of, we want happiness that is within our reach, we want our plans and purposes to succeed. We are so “full” of ourselves that there is no room left for God. And that means there is no room for others either, for children, for the poor, for the stranger. By reflecting on that one simple saying about the lack of room at the inn, we have come to see how much we need to listen to Saint Paul’s exhortation: “Be transformed by the renewal of your mind” (Rom 12:2). Paul speaks of renewal, the opening up of our intellect (nous), of the whole way we view the world and ourselves. The conversion that we need must truly reach into the depths of our relationship with reality. Let us ask the Lord that we may become vigilant for his presence, that we may hear how softly yet insistently he knocks at the door of our being and willing. Let us ask that we may make room for him within ourselves, that we may recognize him also in those through whom he speaks to us: children, the suffering, the abandoned, those who are excluded and the poor of this world.There is another verse from the Christmas story on which I should like to reflect with you – the angels’ hymn of praise, which they sing out following the announcement of the new-born Saviour: “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace among men with whom he is pleased.” God is glorious. God is pure light, the radiance of truth and love. He is good. He is true goodness, goodness par excellence. The angels surrounding him begin by simply proclaiming the joy of seeing God’s glory. Their song radiates the joy that fills them. In their words, it is as if we were hearing the sounds of heaven. There is no question of attempting to understand the meaning of it all, but simply the overflowing happiness of seeing the pure splendour of God’s truth and love. We want to let this joy reach out and touch us: truth exists, pure goodness exists, pure light exists. God is good, and he is the supreme power above all powers. All this should simply make us joyful tonight, together with the angels and the shepherds.
Linked to God’s glory on high is peace on earth among men. Where God is not glorified, where he is forgotten or even denied, there is no peace either. Nowadays, though, widespread currents of thought assert the exact opposite: they say that religions, especially monotheism, are the cause of the violence and the wars in the world. If there is to be peace, humanity must first be liberated from them. Monotheism, belief in one God, is said to be arrogance, a cause of intolerance, because by its nature, with its claim to possess the sole truth, it seeks to impose itself on everyone. Now it is true that in the course of history, monotheism has served as a pretext for intolerance and violence. It is true that religion can become corrupted and hence opposed to its deepest essence, when people think they have to take God’s cause into their own hands, making God into their private property. We must be on the lookout for these distortions of the sacred. While there is no denying a certain misuse of religion in history, yet it is not true that denial of God would lead to peace. If God’s light is extinguished, man’s divine dignity is also extinguished. Then the human creature would cease to be God’s image, to which we must pay honour in every person, in the weak, in the stranger, in the poor. Then we would no longer all be brothers and sisters, children of the one Father, who belong to one another on account of that one Father. The kind of arrogant violence that then arises, the way man then despises and tramples upon man: we saw this in all its cruelty in the last century. Only if God’s light shines over man and within him, only if every single person is desired, known and loved by God is his dignity inviolable, however wretched his situation may be. On this Holy Night, God himself became man; as Isaiah prophesied, the child born here is “Emmanuel”, God with us (Is 7:14). And down the centuries, while there has been misuse of religion, it is also true that forces of reconciliation and goodness have constantly sprung up from faith in the God who became man. Into the darkness of sin and violence, this faith has shone a bright ray of peace and goodness, which continues to shine.So Christ is our peace, and he proclaimed peace to those far away and to those near at hand (cf. Eph 2:14, 17). How could we now do other than pray to him: Yes, Lord, proclaim peace today to us too, whether we are far away or near at hand. Grant also to us today that swords may be turned into ploughshares (Is 2:4), that instead of weapons for warfare, practical aid may be given to the suffering. Enlighten those who think they have to practise violence in your name, so that they may see the senselessness of violence and learn to recognize your true face. Help us to become people “with whom you are pleased” – people according to your image and thus people of peace.
Once the angels departed, the shepherds said to one another: Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened for us (cf. Lk 2:15). The shepherds went with haste to Bethlehem, the Evangelist tells us (cf. 2:16). A holy curiosity impelled them to see this child in a manger, who the angel had said was the Saviour, Christ the Lord. The great joy of which the angel spoke had touched their hearts and given them wings. Let us go over to Bethlehem, says the Church’s liturgy to us today. Trans-eamus is what the Latin Bible says: let us go “across”, daring to step beyond, to make the “transition” by which we step outside our habits of thought and habits of life, across the purely material world into the real one, across to the God who in his turn has come across to us. Let us ask the Lord to grant that we may overcome our limits, our world, to help us to encounter him, especially at the moment when he places himself into our hands and into our heart in the Holy Eucharist.
Let us go over to Bethlehem: as we say these words to one another, along with the shepherds, we should not only think of the great “crossing over” to the living God, but also of the actual town of Bethlehem and all those places where the Lord lived, ministered and suffered. Let us pray at this time for the people who live and suffer there today. Let us pray that there may be peace in that land. Let us pray that Israelis and Palestinians may be able to live their lives in the peace of the one God and in freedom. Let us also pray for the countries of the region, for Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and their neighbours: that there may be peace there, that Christians in those lands where our faith was born may be able to continue living there, that Christians and Muslims may build up their countries side by side in God’s peace.The shepherds made haste. Holy curiosity and holy joy impelled them. In our case, it is probably not very often that we make haste for the things of God. God does not feature among the things that require haste. The things of God can wait, we think and we say. And yet he is the most important thing, ultimately the one truly important thing. Why should we not also be moved by curiosity to see more closely and to know what God has said to us? At this hour, let us ask him to touch our hearts with the holy curiosity and the holy joy of the shepherds, and thus let us go over joyfully to Bethlehem, to the Lord who today once more comes to meet us. Amen.




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Mr. Harry Carey Jr. We Salute You

by Jon Thurber


Mr. Harry Carey Jr., a character actor best known for Western roles in films directed by John Ford, died Thursday. He was 91.

The actor died of natural causes at a hospice facility in Santa Barbara, his daughter Melinda Carey told the Associated Press.



In a more than 50-year career, Carey made over 90 films and was a member of the John Ford Stock Company, making several films with the legendary director. Many of those starred John Wayne and included “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon,” “The Searchers,” “3 Godfathers “ and “Rio Grande.” His other films with Wayne included “Red River” and “Cahill, U.S. Marshall.”

Other Ford films he appeared in included “Cheyenne Autumn,” " Wagon Master," “Mister Roberts” and “Two Rode Together.”


On television, he was cast as the camp counselor Bill Burnett on “Spin & Marty,” a popular part of “The Mickey Mouse Club” on ABC.

Carey was born in Saugus, Calif., on May 16, 1926. His father was the silent-film Western star Harry Carey Sr. and his mother the actress Olivia Carey. He was called Dobe for his red hair that matched the color of abode. He served in the Navy as a corpsman during World War II before being transferred home from the Pacific to work on training films with Ford.

After the war, he tried to make a career as a singer but quit to go into movies. His first major movie was the Howard Hawks film “Red River” in 1948.

He is survived by his wife, son, two daughters, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, according to the AP.




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Heidi Klum by Natalie Finn posted Dec. 18, 2012

Wintertime, and the living is topless.
Heidi Klum revealed today that she's vacationing somewhere nice and warm, tweeting a pretty racy photo of herself sunbathing sans bikini top along with the caption, "Island speed."
The Project Runway host, whose bare chest is no stranger to sandy beaches, offered no other clues as to where she is, but...why would she?!

We can guess that she isn't alone, however, considering the sweeping panorama of her twitpic.
This marks Klum's first Christmas holiday season since her split from Seal after seven years of marriage.
She was in California over the weekend, hitting up Disneyland Saturday with bodyguard and current beau Martin Kristen and her four children. Klum told a German magazine last month that Kristen takes "wonderful care of the kids" and that's part of the reason why she loves and trusts him so much.


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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! God bless!

Ivian Lunasol Sarcos, Gloria Guida, Pattie Boyd, Ms. Cynthia Lillian Lennon
Francesca Inaudi, Martin Semmelrogge, Maya Mishalska, ER cast and crew,
Claire Bloom, Alexa Davalos, Rossana Podestà, Heather Graham, Heather Locklear, Emmanuelle Béart
Heather Thomas, Oksana Fedorova, Izabella Scorupco, Ms. Sophia Loren, My House Is Full of Mirrors cast and crew,
Jane March, John Rubinstein, Gregg Allman, Kate Voegele, Nancy Meyers, Kim Basinger, Dominic Monaghan, Teri Hatcher, Margaret Anne Florence, Ms. Olivia de Havilland,
Ms. Joan Fontaine, Jacqueline Bisset, Ian Somerhalder, AnnaSophia Robb, Mr. Maximilian Schell, Azra Akin , Kim Dawson, Kym Stys, Manon Flier, Susan Lucci, Hafsia Herzi, Blake Lively, Ma compagne de nuit cast and crew, Julie Benz, Desperate Housewives cast and crew, Lady Chatterley (2006) cast and crew, Cécile De France, Cate Blanchett, Gossip Girl (TV Series) cast and crew, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross, Richard Carpenter, Tony Bennett, Eric Clapton,
Elin Nordegren, Lucia Rijker, Priscilla Barnes, Mark Rolston, Chasey Lain, Tom Waits, C. Thomas Howell, 90210 (TV Series 2008) cast and crew, Ms. Ellen Burstyn, Emily Browning, Mr. Eli Wallach, Shiri Appleby, Larry Bird, Rosalind Ayres, Georges Corraface, Daryl Hannah, Julianne Moore, Ozzy Osbourne, Brendan Fraser, Amanda Seyfried, Christina Lindberg, America Young, Mr. Patrick Bauchau, Secrets of the Grain cast and crew, Torri Higginson, Ulrich Thomsen, JoBeth Williams, Emma Johnson, Tom Hulce, Mr. Little Richard, Elisha Cuthbert, Billy Idol, Ben Stiller, Kaley Cuoco, Mr. Dick Clark, Tyra Banks, Jay-Z, Patricia Wettig, Marisa Tomei, Ms. Deanna Durbin, Nikki Tyler, Rochelle Swanson, Jeff Bridges, Cyrielle Clair, Edouard Baer, Antoine de Caunes, Meegan Godfrey, Gilbert O'Sullivan, Bob Goen, Mr. Lee Trevino, Carol Alt, Emily Mortimer, Mr. Woody Allen, Bette Midler, Treat Williams, Charlene Tilton and Earvin “Magic” Johnson






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Matthew and Camila




Congrats!

PS:Also, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Same to your fans.

God bless.


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Patricia Clarkson




Happy Birthday. Also, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, family and your fans.

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Alison Brie




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Jude Law

Happy Birthday. Also, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, family and your fans.

God bless.

Ted Danson

Happy Birthday. Also, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, family and your fans.

God bless.

Glade jul posted by missbeauty58

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Glade jul

LYRICS BY: T.B.S. Ingemann (1850)

Glade jul, hellige jul!
Engler daler ned i skjul.
Hit de flyver med paradis grønt,
hvor de ser hva for Gud er skjønt.
Lønnlig i blant oss de går.
Lønnlig i blant oss de går. Julefryd, evig fryd,
hellig sang med himmelsk lyd!
Det er engler som hyrdene så,
dengang Herren i krybben lå.
Evig er englenes sang.
Evig er englenes sang. Fred på jord, fryd på jord,
Jesusbarnet i blant oss bor.
Engler synger om barnet så smukt,
han har himmeriks dør oppslukt.
Salig er englenes sang.
Salig er englenes sang. Salig fred, himmelsk fred,
toner julenatt herned.
Engler bringer til store og små
bud om ham som i krybben lå.
Fryd deg hver sjel han har frelst!
Fryd deg hver sjel han har frelst!
Fryd deg hver sjel han har frelst!
Fryd deg hver sjel han har frelst!


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Claudia Schiffer

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Caso Crema: ...e ora se la prende con le atlete. La replica

di Luca Muzzioli

MODENA - C'è chi "sale in politica" c'è chi - come il presidente della lega* donne - riduce la spinosa situazione Crema ad una contesa diretta addirittura con giocatrici che sino ad oggi hanno giocato e onorato gli impegni senza nessuna certezza, promesse sotto l'albero a parte... Andando comunque in palestra per mesi, con professionalità e dedizione.

Invece di realizzare lo sbandierato progetto del "fondo di solidarietà" il numero uno dei club (ma unanimità di comodo e disinteresse a parte, non pare che tutte le società siano veramente allineate ai suoi programmi...) ieri sul quotidiano La Provincia di Cremona Fabris** si è permesso di esprimere contrarietà nei confronti di una parte delle giocatrici cremasche: "Vorrei ringraziare le atlete che si sono presentate a Pesaro. A pochi è invece piaciuto l'atteggiamento delle altre" (pochi chi?, ndr).

Le atlete "avevano preso un impegno, cioè quello di giocare fino al 26, e avrebbero dovuto rispettarlo. La loro situazione non era quella di tre settimane fa quando non sapevano cosa sarebbe successo ai loro emolumenti, nella camera di conciliazione il presidente Claudio Cogomo ha preso degli impegni precisi, loro avrebbero dovuto rispettare la loro parte" e poi: "Mi aspettavo un atteggiamento diverso da alcune giocatoci, soprattutto dalla capitana (Ludovica Dalia, ndr)".

L'esternazione del presidente dell'associazione dei club non deve essere piaciuta alle atlete cremasche, che lo ricordiamo, quest'anno - al di là di rassicurazioni tardive - hanno sin qui garantito la massima disponibilità e professionalità in cambio solo di parole (e sino a pochi giorni fa anche disinteresse della stessa lega*)...

In serata infatti - forse per nulla a caso - su Facebook è arrivato un post di Tereza Rossi Matuszkova che sembra una perfetta e dovuta (e meritata, a nostro avviso) replica al presidente legaiolo*, torntao in vacanza in altura dopo l'inutile assemblea del 27 dicembre: "Per chi potrebbe avere le idee sbagliate sulla mia "non" presenza a Pesaro... Sono rimasta a casa con l'influenza forte e febbre, non perché non me ne fregava più niente della squadra!!" il chiaro e stizzito messaggio della giocatrice straniera dell'Icos.

Siamo quindi arrivati ai titoli di coda della credibilità dei vertici di lega*, oramai impegnati anche in battibecchi a distanza con le stesse atlete.

Se proprio Fabris** tiene tanto alle atlete e ai tesserati, in attesa dell'adesione dei club ai suoi sbandierati progetti di "fondi di solidarietà", potrebbe dare l'esempio con un gesto nobile, in prima persona e poi facendo spendere meno alla sua stessa lega* tra camere di conciliazione convocate a Roma quando la maggior parte dei soggetti è di residenza padana (la sede della lega* ora peraltro è a Milano); risparmiare convocazioni di assemblee sul nulla; tagliare onerosi gettoni a collaboratori/trici impalpabili; evitare inutili iniziative promozionali quando prima bisognerebbe avere maggior solidità da promuovere; evitare inutili e faraonici convegni su impiantistica (quando i club giocano in capannoni o impianti fatiscenti) o arzigogolati media & marketing day dai quali i primi ad imparare dovrebbero essere proprio gli operatori della stessa lega* prima di quelli dei club.



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* = lega con la "l" minuscola. E' da tempo, purtroppo per noi che ci saremo anche dopo questo medioevo dirigenziale, una lega minuscola nelle idee e nelle soluzioni, grande solo negli autogol.

** = lo Sceriffodeldopingamministravo©



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Friday, December 28, 2012

Madison De La Garza

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Jennifer Decker




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Gayle King

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Ms. Maggie Smith




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Mr. Stan Lee

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Denzel Washington

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Noomi Rapace




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Ms. Fontella Bass We Salute You

by BEN SISARIO


Fontella Bass, the singer whose 1965 hit “Rescue Me” was an indelible example of the decade’s finest pop-soul, died on Wednesday in St. Louis. She was 72.

The cause was complications of a recent heart attack, her daughter Neuka Mitchell said.

Ms. Bass was born in St. Louis on Feb. 3, 1940, and learned gospel at the side of her mother, Martha Bass, a member of one of the era’s major traditional gospel groups, the Ward Singers. From a young age she served as her mother’s pianist, but eventually, as an adolescent, got the itch to sing secular music. By the early 1960s she was playing with Little Milton, a blues guitarist and singer with links to the Chess label in Chicago.

After some early recordings with Little Milton’s Bobbin label in St. Louis, she joined Chess and released her first records on its Checker subsidiary in early 1965. The first two, “Don’t Mess Up a Good Thing” and “You’ll Miss Me (When I’m Gone),” duets with Bobby McClure, had modest success on the rhythm-and-blues charts. But her career was made by “Rescue Me,” released later that year.

Driven by a bubbly bass line, it featured Ms. Bass’s high-spirited voice in wholesomely amorous lyrics like “Come on and take my hand/Come on, baby, and be my man,” as well as some call-and-response moans that Ms. Bass later said resulted from a studio accident.

“When we were recording that, I forgot some of the words,” she told The New York Times in 1989. “Back then, you didn’t stop while the tape was running, and I remembered from the church what to do if you forget the words. I sang, ‘Ummm, ummm, ummm,’ and it worked out just fine.”

A major crossover hit, the song reached No. 4 on Billboard’s pop chart and has remained a staple on oldies radio, movie soundtracks and television commercials; Aretha Franklin sang a version of it for a Pizza Hut ad in the early ’90s (as “Deliver Me”).

Ms. Bass recorded several follow-up singles for Checker, but all fell short of the popularity of “Rescue Me,” and she then veered toward the avant-garde jazz of her husband, Lester Bowie , the trumpeter of the Art Ensemble of Chicago. She went with the group to Paris at the turn of the 1970s and recorded with it there, but soon returned to the United States.

A 1972 solo album, “Free,” was another commercial disappointment, and Ms. Bass turned to raising her four children with Mr. Bowie. Besides Ms. Mitchell, they include another daughter, Ju’Lene Coney, and two sons, Larry Stevenson and Bahnamous Bowie. They all survive her, along with 10 grandchildren.

Although her pop career had largely wound down, she continued to sing occasionally on Mr. Bowie’s records and to perform gospel with her mother and her half-brother, David Peaston. Her marriage to Mr. Bowie ended in divorce, and he died in 1999. Mr. Peaston died in February.

Ms. Bass had long maintained that she helped write “Rescue Me” and was deprived of proper credit and songwriting royalties. By 1990, she said, she was living in near-poverty when her career turned around after she heard “Rescue Me” used in an American Express commercial, and she began to press for remuneration for her work. She sued American Express in 1993, and she said she received a significant settlement.

In 1995 she released “No Ways Tired,” which was nominated for a Grammy for best traditional soul gospel album. Her subsequent releases included “Travellin’ ” in 2001 and “All That You Give,” a collaboration with the British electronic group the Cinematic Orchestra, in 2002.

She rescued herself, she said, when she began to stand up for her rights as an artist.

“It was as if the Lord had stepped right into my world,” she told Newsweek in 1995. “I looked around and got back my royalties. I started to go to church every Sunday. And that’s what saved me.”




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Sienna Miller




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Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf--We Salute You

by RICHARD PYLE and LOLITA BALDOR


WASHINGTON — Retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf didn’t care much for his popular nickname: “Stormin’ Norman.”

The seemingly no-nonsense Desert Storm commander’s reputed temper with aides and subordinates supposedly earned him that rough-and-ready moniker. But others around the general, who died Thursday in Tampa, Fla., at 78 from complications from pneumonia, knew him as a friendly, talkative and even jovial figure who preferred the somewhat milder sobriquet given by his troops: “The Bear.”

That one perhaps suited him better later in his life, when he supported various national causes and children’s charities while eschewing the spotlight and resisting efforts to draft him to run for political office.

He lived out a quiet retirement in Tampa, where he’d served his last military assignment and where an elementary school bearing his name is testament to his standing in the community.

Schwarzkopf capped an illustrious military career by commanding the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein’s forces out of Kuwait in 1991 — but he’d managed to keep a low profile in the public debate over the second Gulf War against Iraq, saying at one point that he doubted victory would be as easy as the White House and the Pentagon predicted.

Schwarzkopf was named commander in chief of U.S. Central Command at Tampa’s MacDill Air Force Base in 1988, overseeing the headquarters for U.S. military and security concerns in nearly two dozen countries stretching across the Middle East to Afghanistan and the rest of central Asia, plus Pakistan.

When Saddam invaded Kuwait two years later to punish it for allegedly stealing Iraqi oil reserves, Schwarzkopf commanded Operation Desert Storm, the coalition of some 30 countries organized by President George H.W. Bush that succeeded in driving the Iraqis out.

At the peak of his postwar national celebrity, Schwarzkopf — a self-proclaimed political independent — rejected suggestions that he run for office, and remained far more private than other generals, although he did serve briefly as a military commentator for NBC.

While focused primarily on charitable enterprises in his later years, he campaigned for President George W. Bush in 2000, but was ambivalent about the 2003 invasion of Iraq. In early 2003 he told The Washington Post that the outcome was an unknown: “What is postwar Iraq going to look like, with the Kurds and the Sunnis and the Shiites? That’s a huge question, to my mind. It really should be part of the overall campaign plan.”

Initially Schwarzkopf had endorsed the invasion, saying he was convinced that Secretary of State Colin Powell had given the United Nations powerful evidence of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. After that proved false, he said decisions to go to war should depend on what U.N. weapons inspectors found.

He seldom spoke up during the conflict, but in late 2004 he sharply criticized Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and the Pentagon for mistakes that included erroneous judgments about Iraq and inadequate training for Army reservists sent there.

“In the final analysis I think we are behind schedule. ... I don’t think we counted on it turning into jihad (holy war),” he said in an NBC interview.

Schwarzkopf was born Aug. 24, 1934, in Trenton, N.J., where his father, Col. H. Norman Schwarzkopf Jr., founder and commander of the New Jersey State Police, was then leading the investigation of the Lindbergh kidnap case. That investigation ended with the arrest and 1936 execution of German-born carpenter Richard Hauptmann for murdering famed aviator Charles Lindbergh’s infant son.

The elder Schwarzkopf was named Herbert, but when the son was asked what his “H” stood for, he would reply, “H.”

As a teenager Norman accompanied his father to Iran, where the elder Schwarzkopf trained the Iran’s national police force and was an adviser to Reza Pahlavi, the young Shah of Iran.

Young Norman studied there and in Switzerland, Germany and Italy, then followed in his father’s footsteps to West Point, graduating in 1956 with an engineering degree. After stints in the U.S. and abroad, he earned a master’s degree in engineering at the University of Southern California and later taught missile engineering at West Point.

In 1966 he volunteered for Vietnam and served two tours, first as a U.S. adviser to South Vietnamese paratroops and later as a battalion commander in the U.S. Army’s Americal Division. He earned three Silver Stars for valor — including one for saving troops from a minefield — plus a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart and three Distinguished Service Medals.

While many career officers left military service embittered by Vietnam, Schwarzkopf was among those who opted to stay and help rebuild the tattered Army into a potent, modernized all-volunteer force.

After Saddam invaded Kuwait in August 1990, Schwarzkopf played a key diplomatic role by helping persuade Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd to allow U.S. and other foreign troops to deploy on Saudi territory as a staging area for the war to come.

On Jan. 17, 1991, a five-month buildup called Desert Shield became Operation Desert Storm as allied aircraft attacked Iraqi bases and Baghdad government facilities. The six-week aerial campaign climaxed with a massive ground offensive on Feb. 24-28, routing the Iraqis from Kuwait in 100 hours before U.S. officials called a halt.

Schwarzkopf said afterward he agreed with Bush’s decision to stop the war rather than drive to Baghdad to capture Saddam, as his mission had been only to oust the Iraqis from Kuwait.

But in a desert tent meeting with vanquished Iraqi generals, he allowed a key concession on Iraq’s use of helicopters, which later backfired by enabling Saddam to crack down more easily on rebellious Shiites and Kurds.

While he later avoided the public second-guessing by academics and think tank experts over the ambiguous outcome of the first Gulf War and its impact on the second Gulf War, he told The Washington Post in 2003, “You can’t help but ... with 20/20 hindsight, go back and say, ‘Look, had we done something different, we probably wouldn’t be facing what we are facing today.’”

After retiring from the Army in 1992, Schwarzkopf wrote a best-selling autobiography, “It Doesn’t Take A Hero.” Of his Gulf War role, he said: “I like to say I’m not a hero. I was lucky enough to lead a very successful war.” He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II and honored with decorations from France, Britain, Belgium, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Bahrain.

Schwarzkopf was a national spokesman for prostate cancer awareness and for Recovery of the Grizzly Bear, served on the Nature Conservancy board of governors and was active in various charities for chronically ill children.

“I may have made my reputation as a general in the Army and I’m very proud of that,” he once told The Associated Press. “But I’ve always felt that I was more than one-dimensional. I’d like to think I’m a caring human being. ... It’s nice to feel that you have a purpose.”

Schwarzkopf and his wife, Brenda, had three children: Cynthia, Jessica and Christian.



RIP



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Spider-Man Shocker by Josh Grossberg

Has Peter Parker really weaved his last web as Spider-Man?
Well, that's the definitive word from Marvel's milestone 700th issue of The Amazing Spider-Man, which just hit stores and deems to kill off everyone's favorite arachnid high-school hero after five decades of crime fighting.
The epic edition penned by longtime scribe Dan Slott finds Parker going up against his mentor-turned-archnemesis, Doctor Otto Octavius, otherwise known as Dr. Octopus, a battle that he subsequently loses, but only after one mighty, mind-bending twist.

Spidey's alter ego and Doc Ock end up switching minds during the encounter, leading Parker to be trapped in the crumbling life form of his enemy while Octavius' brilliant mind is transferred to Peter's body.
The latter subsequently beats to death his former multitentacled shell—with Peter in it—but not before Parker makes one final heroic sacrifice that lives up to the famous credo passed down by his Uncle Ben: "With great power comes great responsibility."
Now in control of Parker/Spider-Man, Doc Ock ends up receiving the gift of his former pupil's fondest memories of fighting for good, prompting the scientist to put his evil ways behind him permanently and live up to Parker's esteemed name and rep.
Peter Parker's swan song not only officially ends The Amazing Spider-Man's seminal 50-year run (it debuted in 1962) but ultimately sets the stage for a new series Marvel has in

The bespectacled teenage geek's death was also a shock for fanboys, some of whom even sent death threats to Slott after news of the switcheroo first leaked out. Now they're going to have to get used to the idea of Spidey's fiercest foe, Dr. Octopus, assuming the mantle of their friendly neighborhood wallcrawler, even if he is a good guy.
"Peter's final, heroic act was giving Doc all the memories and experiences that kept him on the right path," Slott told CNN.
Whether or not Ock/Spidey stays on that path, the Marvel scribe added, is an open question that will no doubt be explored in the new series.


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US jobless aid applications by Christopher S. Rugaberap


WASHINGTON – The average number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits over the past month fell to the lowest level since March 2008, a sign that the job market is healing

The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications dropped 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 350,000 in the week ended Dec. 22. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, fell to a nearly five-year low of 356,750.

Still, the Christmas holiday may have distorted the figures. A department spokesman said many state unemployment offices were closed Monday and Tuesday and could not provide exact data. That forced the government to rely on estimates. Normally, the government might estimate application data for one or two states. Last week, it had to use estimates for 19.

The estimates are usually fairly accurate, the spokesman said. Even so, the government will likely revise the figures by next week.

Weekly applications are a proxy for layoffs. They have mostly fluctuated this year between 360,000 and 390,000. At the same time, employers have added an average of 151,000 jobs a month in the first 11 months of 2012. That's just enough to slowly reduce the unemployment rate.

Economists were mildly encouraged by the decline in applications. But they emphasized that the figures are volatile around the holidays. They were also distorted until recent weeks by Superstorm Sandy.

Many expect next week's jobs report to show that employers added about 150,000 jobs in December.

The decline in unemployment benefit applications suggests companies are not yet slashing jobs because of concerns over the "fiscal cliff." That's the name for sharp tax increases and spending cuts that are scheduled to take effect next week unless the Obama administration and Congress can reach a deal before then.

Still, unemployment remains high and companies are reluctant to ramp up hiring. The unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent in November, from 7.9 percent in October, mostly because many of the unemployed stopped looking for jobs. The government counts people as unemployed only if they are actively searching for work.

Negotiations between President Barack Obama and House Republican leaders on a package to avoid the fiscal cliff stalemated last week. Obama and congressional lawmakers return to Washington Thursday with just days to go before the deadline.

The total number of people receiving benefits rose 73,000 to 5.48 million in the week ending Dec. 8, the latest data available.

That includes about 2.1 million people who have been out of work for at least six months and are receiving extended benefits paid for by the federal government. The program is ending at the end of the year. That means those recipients will receive their final checks next week, unless an extension is granted.

Obama wants an extension included in the budget deal. Republicans have yet to agree to that.

There are signs the economy is improving. The once-battered housing market is recovering, which should lead to more construction jobs in the coming months. Companies ordered more long-lasting manufactured goods in November, a sign they are investing more in equipment and software. And Americans spent more in November. Consumer spending drives nearly 70 percent of economic growth.

While a short fall over the cliff won't push the economy into recession, most economists expect some tax increases to take effect next year. That could slow growth.

Consumers are starting to worry about higher taxes. A measure of consumer confidence fell to a five-month low this month, a survey released Friday found. And reports show the holiday shopping season was the weakest since 2008, when the country was in a deep recession.



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President Vladimir Putin by Alexei Anishchuk of Reuters


MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin signed a law on Friday banning Americans from adopting Russian children, the Kremlin said.

The law, which also imposes other measures in retaliation for U.S. legislation designed to punish Russians accused of human rights abuses, will come into effect on Jan. 1 and is likely to add to strains in relations with Washington.

Parliament gave its final approval on Wednesday to the bill.

Critics of the bill say the Russian authorities are playing political games with the lives of children, while the U.S. State Department repeated its "deep concern" over the measure.

"Since 1992 American families have welcomed more than 60,000 Russian children into their homes, and it is misguided to link the fate of children to unrelated political considerations," State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell said in a statement.

Ventrell added that the United States was troubled by provisions in the bill that would restrict the ability of Russian civil society organizations to work with U.S. partners.

Children in Russia's crowded and troubled orphanage system — particularly those with serious illnesses or disabilities — will have less of a chance of finding homes, and of even surviving, if it becomes law, child rights advocates say.

They point to people like Jessica Long, who was given up shortly after birth by her parents in Siberia but was raised by adoptive parents in the United States and became a Paralympic swimming champion.

However, the Russian authorities point to the deaths of 19 Russian-born children adopted by American parents in the past decade, and lawmakers named the bill after a boy who died of heat stroke in Virginia after his adoptive father left him locked in a car for hours.

Putin reiterated Russian complaints that U.S. courts have been too lenient on parents in such cases, saying Russia has inadequate access to Russian-born children in the United States despite a bilateral agreement that became effective on Nov. 1.

NATIONAL IDENTITY

But Putin, who began a new six-year term in May and has searched for ways to unite the country during 13 years in power, suggested there were deeper motives for such a ban.

"For centuries, neither spiritual nor state leaders sent anyone abroad," he said, indicating he was not speaking specifically about Russia but about many societies.

"They always fight for their national identities — they gather themselves together in a fist, they fight for their language, culture," he said.


The bid to ban American adoptions plays on sensitivity in Russia about adoptions by foreigners, which skyrocketed as the social safety net unraveled with the 1991 Soviet collapse.

Families from the United States adopt more Russian children than those of any other country.

Putin had earlier described the Russian bill as an emotional but appropriate response to the Magnitsky Act, legislation signed by President Barack Obama this month as part of a law granting Russia "permanent normal trade relations" (PNTR) status.

The U.S. law imposes visa bans and asset freezes on Russians accused of human rights violations, including those linked to the death in a Moscow jail of Sergei Magnitsky, an anti-graft lawyer, in 2009.

The Russian bill imposes similar measures against Americans accused of violating the rights of Russians abroad and outlaw some U.S.-funded non-governmental groups.



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"Mon beau sapin" posted by imagiers

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Muriel J - "Mon beau sapin"

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Muriel J - "Mon beau sapin"

Mon beau sapin, roi des forêts
Que j'aime ta verdure!
Quand, par l'hiver, bois et guérêts
Sont dépouillés de leurs attraits
Mon beau sapin, roi des forêts
Tu gardes ta parure.

Toi, que Noël planta chez nous
Au saint anniversaire
Mon beau sapin, comme ils sont doux
Et tes bonbons et tes joujoux
Toi, que Noël planta chez nous
Scintillant de lumières.

Mon beau sapin, tes verts sommets
Et leur fidèle ombrage
De la foi qui ne ment jamais
De la constance et de la paix
Mon beau sapin, tes verts sommets
M'offrent la douce image.

Mon beau sapin, roi des forêts
Que j'aime ta verdure!
Quand, par l'hiver, bois et guérêts
Sont dépouillés de leurs attraits
Mon beau sapin, roi des forêts
Tu gardes ta parure.



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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Eva La Rue





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Mr. John Amos

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Gérard Depardieu

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US and France

by France 24


The attractiveness of France as a place to do business has plummeted in the eyes of the French divisions of US businesses, a new survey suggested this week. The May 2012 election of a Socialist government was cited as the main reason for the drop.

The return to power of France’s Socialist Party in the spring of 2012 after a 17-year absence has not gone down well, it seems, with American businesses with operations in the country.

According to a recent poll of the heads of French branches of US companies, France's attractiveness as a place to do business has plummeted in the last year.

The survey, carried out by the American Chamber of Commerce in Paris along with consulting firm Bain and Company, revealed only 22 percent of the heads of the US companies in France see the country as an attractive place to do business, down from 56 percent when the same poll was carried out in 2011.

The chief reason for the steep drop it seems, can be explained by May’s presidential election when Socialist François Hollande ousted conservative Nicolas Sarkozy from the Elysée Palace.

Of the 52 leaders of French operations of US companies, 65 percent of respondents cited the election of a Socialist government as having a negative impact on attractiveness.

The US business leaders were also critical of the Socialist government’s economic policies, which include its controversial 75 percent tax rate on earnings above one million euros, According to 85 percent of respondents the policies have also had a negative or very negative impact on the attractiveness of France for foreign investors.

The poll has seemingly largely been ignored by France’s leftwing press but it has been used as ammunition by the country’s centre-right newspapers with Le Figaro acidly remarking that US investors had sent a “clear message” to Hollande.

Some 54 percent of those polled believed the financial outlook in their sector had deteriorated while 39 percent of the business leaders said they believed their headquarters in the United States had a negative perception of France, compared with 15 percent in 2011 and 9 percent in 2010.

The American Chamber of Commerce wants France to take action to improve the outlook for investors.

“What is important today is to know how France is going to react to showcase its strengths in innovation and competitiveness in order to attract new foreign investors,” said Marc-Andre Kamel, a member of the board of directors at the American Chamber of Commerce in Paris.

There was some good news for Hollande and his government though: 73 percent of the US business leaders said they were in favour of the government’s 20-billion-euro initiative that would lower their tax charges to employ workers.



source:france24.com

Mr. Edvard Munch



source:france24.com

Mr. Edvard Munch (AFP)

He may be acclaimed in the art world and coveted by thieves but Edvard Munch is starved of recognition in his native Norway, where squabbles have delayed a new museum worthy of his oeuvre.

Next year will mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of the expressionist master, who painted the now iconic "The Scream". But the anniversary is clouded by the city of Oslo's inability to provide a proper setting for the art gems the painter left in his will.

Munch, who died in 1944, bequeathed an enormous collection to the Norwegian capital, including 1,100 paintings, 3,000 drawings and 18,000 etchings.

But the current Munch Museum, constructed cheaply after World War II in a rather rundown Oslo neighbourhood, does not do justice to the priceless trove.

"It's time to have something more modern that would enable us to better welcome the public and exhibit Munch's work from other perspectives, in broader contexts, both his and ours," museum director Stein Olav Henrichsen said.

While all agree on the need for a better museum, there are divisions over where to place it.

Oslo's city council agreed in 2008 to erect a building near the new, futuristic opera house on the shores of the Oslo fjord, but those plans were scrapped three years later when the populist right suddenly withdrew its support without a concrete explanation.

The move was a shock and an embarrassment: a Spanish architecture firm had already been hired and had drawn up plans for Lambda, a super-modern leaning glass building, to great expense.

The issue has been at a standstill ever since, and Oslo has been unable to come to an agreement on any of the current options.

Those include a return to the Spanish concept; or a move to the ageing main building of the National Gallery downtown; or perhaps a total renovation of the museum's current location just outside the city centre. All are estimated to cost around 1.6 billion kroner (215 million euros, $285 million).

Failure to reach agreement could be interpreted as a Norwegian cold shoulder to the country's most famous artist, in sharp contrast to his huge international appeal.

A million people recently visited a Munch exhibit that toured Paris, Frankfurt and London. And one of the four versions of "The Scream" -- the only one in private hands -- was sold this year at a New York auction for the record sum of $119.9 million.

By comparison, the Munch Museum in Oslo attracts around 126,000 visitors per year, even though it owns two versions of "The Scream", perhaps the most famous expression of existential angst.

And it's not certain the visitor numbers will soar even if Oslo gets a brand new Munch museum.

"I don't think Norwegians really understand the power of Edvard Munch's work," Henrichsen said. "His cultural and economic importance is underestimated here."

The artist's descendants are meanwhile eager to see the issue resolved.

His great-great-niece, Elisabeth Munch Ellingsen, called the impasse "shameful and scandalous".

"Considering the treasure they're sitting on, it's shameful the local politicians can't find a solution. When they decided to apply to host the Olympic Winter Games, it took them five minutes," she said.

Ellingsen has sent a letter to the government asking it to intervene, but to no avail. Culture Minister Hadia Tajik responded that Munch's bequest was to the city of Oslo and not the state.

While Munch features on Norway's highest-value banknote of 1,000 kroner, this is not the first time the artist's legacy has been mistreated.

Oslo demolished the home he left to the city in his will and turned part of the land into a parking lot in 1960.

In Norway, it sometimes seems the only ones who really covet Munch are thieves: two versions of "The Scream" were stolen in 1994 and 2004. Both paintings were later recovered.



source:france24.com

Stille Nacht (Silent Night) w/ lyrics

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Ryan Seacrest

Happy Birthday. Also, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, family and your fans.

God bless.

Stephenie Meyer

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Edwige Fenech



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CCH Pounder

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Barbara Mandrell

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Helena Christensen

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Sissy Spacek

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Maryam d'Abo




Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday. Also, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, family and your fans.

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Mr. Phil Spector

Happy Birthday Mr. Spector. Also, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, family and your fans.

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Mr. Caroll Spinney

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Jared Leto

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Beth Behrs



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Miranda Kerr

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPyPZNA89iQ

Mr. Jack Klugman and Mr. Charles Durning--We Salute You Guys







by NEIL GENZLINGER


You’ve heard and probably used the phrase “perfectly ordinary” in various contexts. Today consider it in a new one: as an excellent description of what Mr. Jack Klugman and Mr. Charles Durning did so very, very well.

Both men died Monday, Mr. Klugman at 90 and Mr. Durning at 89. And Hollywood and the theater world lost two actors who remained remarkably employable for more than half a century because they were masters of the kind of effortless-looking acting that makes ordinary, often secondary characters believable.

Some actors — Dustin Hoffman, say — build long careers on technique and immersion in a character. Others — Paul Newman and Robert Redford, for instance — are known for their marquee looks and savvy use of them. Both of those types end up at the top of the bill.

Mr. Klugman and Mr. Durning had their star turns too, but their careers were fueled more by supporting roles and ensemble work, jobs that require a different skill set, a knack for being plain old joes. So while “Tootsie” was a vehicle for Mr. Hoffman and “The Sting” was a showcase for Mr. Newman and Mr. Redford, who was that, a little way down the credits list in both films? Mr. Durning.

That’s not to say his or Mr. Klugman’s performances were ordinary. Mr. Durning earned an Oscar nomination (the first of two) for his flashy turn as the governor of Texas in the 1982 film “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” (though, again, he was a secondary character, supporting Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton). And Mr. Klugman won two Emmys for his work in the 1970s sitcom “The Odd Couple” — tellingly for playing a classic one-of-the-guys character, the slobby Oscar Madison, in a show that was essentially a two-man ensemble piece (Tony Randall being the other half of the “couple”).

But for both men, between the occasional signature roles came dozens of other, pay-the-bills sorts of jobs. Mr. Klugman has almost 100 acting credits on the entertainment database site IMDb.com, as well as numerous other appearances as himself on game shows, talk shows and variety shows. Mr. Durning has an astonishing 207 acting credits on the site — a barkeep, a priest, a police officer, Santa Claus, assorted politicians.

Acting is essentially a look-at-me profession, so taking on one don’t-call-attention-to-myself role after another is an admirable career path. Few movies, plays or television shows can succeed with only an A-list star; supporting players are the infrastructure.

There is an anonymous army of actors (of both sexes) who make a living doing just that sort of work. When they die, you see their obituaries and a photo and say, “Oh, yeah; him.” You recognize the everyday face but are hard-pressed to put a name to it. Mr. Klugman and Mr. Durning were at heart part of that fraternity, but they managed to transcend it and achieve household-name status.

For Mr. Klugman, though he was already a well-regarded actor, the television version of “The Odd Couple” in 1970 was the breakthrough, the role that for many Americans finally made the name stick with the face, and his subsequent series, “Quincy, M.E.,” cemented that status.

For Mr. Durning name recognition was more a matter of constant exposure. Maybe it was his performance in “Dog Day Afternoon” in 1975 that first caused you to register the name, or “Tootsie” in 1982, or the recurring role in “Everybody Loves Raymond” early in this century. Eventually you knew his name, because he had become as familiar as your father.

Each man also had notable success in ensemble works, pieces that by definition had no one star. Mr. Klugman was Juror No. 5 in the 1957 film “12 Angry Men.” Mr. Durning had a Broadway hit with “That Championship Season” in 1972, a production that ran for 700 performances. Solid actors surrounded by others just as solid, none of them under pressure to stand out. For Mr. Klugman and Mr. Durning, perfect fits.



RIP




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Micheal Bublè and Shania Twain--White Christmas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBuUueIAFA4

Micheal Bublè and Shania Twain--White Christmas

Michael

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the tree tops glisten
And children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow


Michael


I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white


Shania

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
just like the ones I used to know
Where the tree tops glisten
And children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow


Michael and Shania


I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white


Michael and Shania


I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white



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Mr. Carl Perkins - Matchbox

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

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Mr. Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band - "Matchbox"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhmAid6c3XY

Sir Paul McCartney-- Matchbox

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBExw680Btk

Sir Paul McCartney-- Matchbox

WELL, I'M SITTIN' HERE WOND'RIN',
MATCHBOX HOLE IN MY CLOTHES;
YEH, I'M SITTIN' HERE WOND´RIN',
MATCHBOX HOLE IN MY CLOTHES.
AIN'T GOT NO MATCHES
GOT A LONG WAY TO GO.

LET ME BE YOUR LITTLE DOG
TILL YOUR BIG DOG COMES;
LET ME BE YOUR LITTLE DOG
TILL YOUR BIG DOG COMES.
WHEN YOUR BIG DOG GETS HERE,
WATCH THAT PUPPY DOG RUN.

RUN, RUN, RUN, RUN!

I'M AN OLD POOR BOY
LONG WAY FROM HOME;
YEH, I'M AN OLD POOR BOY,
LONG WAY FROM HOME.
I AIN'T GOT NO MATCHES,
GOT A LONG WAY TO GO.

LET ME BE YOUR LITTLE DOG
TILL YOUR BIG DOG COMES;
LET ME BE YOUR LITTLE DOG
TILL YOUR BIG DOG COMES.
WHEN YOUR BIG DOG GETS HERE,
WATCH THAT PUPPY DOG RUN.

Run all the way home baby

I'M AN OLD POOR BOY
LONG WAY FROM HOME
YEH, I'M AN OLD POOR BOY,
LONG WAY FROM HOME.
I AIN'T GOT NO MATCHES,
GOT A LONG WAY TO GO.



LET ME BE YOUR LITTLE DOG
TILL YOUR BIG DOG COMES;
LET ME BE YOUR LITTLE DOG
TILL YOUR BIG DOG COMES.
WHEN YOUR BIG DOG GETS HERE,
WATCH THAT PUPPY DOG RUN.




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Victoria's Secret Angels-- "Deck the Halls"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuKA57iABOU

Comments:Not suitable for kids

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Joan Severance



Happy Birthday. Also, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, family and your fans.

God bless.


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Ms. Carla Bruni




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Holly Madison

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Jacqueline Bracamontes




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Summer Altice




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Lauren Drummond

Happy Birthday. Also, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, family and your fans.

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Elvy Yost

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Lara Stone




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Estella Warren



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Eddie Vedder

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God bless.

Mr. Frederic Forrest

Happy Birthday Mr. Forrest. Also, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, family and your fans.

God bless.

Martha Byrne

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Harry Shearer

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Susan Lucci





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Barbara Bouchet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJW757uLU7g

-Ms. Bouchet -Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, family and your fans.

God bless.

Kate Moss

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkfJ2857TW8

Kate--Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, family and your fans.

God bless.



Mr. Nat King Cole - O Holy Night

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4uP32mnAjY


*Mr. Nat King Cole--We Salute You, RIP
*Comments:Not suitable for kids

Mr. Nat King Cole - O Holy Night

O holy night, the stars are brightly shining

It is the night of the dear Savior's birth

Long lay the world in sin and error pining

'Til He appeared and the soul felt its worth

The thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices

For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn

Fall on your knees, oh, hear the angel voices

O night divine, O night when Christ was born


O night divine

O night

O night divine


Fall on your knees

Oh, hear the angel voices

O night divine, O night when Christ was born


O night divine

O night

O night divine



source:metrolyrics.com

Tatana Kucharova

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy_u1Jq1zDM

Kate Upton




source:TMZ/es.omg.yahoo.com

Kate Upton




source:TMZ/es.omg.yahoo.com

Kate Upton Por David Pérez (Cine 54) | Información confidencial

Impresionante. Ese es el adjetivo que mejor define la anatomía de Kate Upton, la modelo más cotizada de este aún vigente 2012 gracias a su comentadísima portada en Sports Illustrated. La rubia se ha desplazado hasta la Antártida para posar en bikini. Para que luego digan que las guapas no se sacrifican cuando trabajan...

A bordo de un barco, Kate se exhibe con un minúsculo bikini blanco que deja muy poco a la imaginación. En las fotos que recoge en exclusiva el portal TMZ, se aprecia bien su voluptuosa delantera.

El citado portal destaca que la maniquí hizo un viaje de diez días (entre el 29 de noviembre y el 9 de diciembre) desde Argentina hasta la Antártida para posar rodeada de icebergs. ¡Valor no le falta a esta mujer!

Kate ha soportado muy ligerita de ropa 35 grados bajo cero y ha posado con una galleta gigante de Oreo, coincidiendo con el centésimo aniversario de la marca, de la que ella es una fiel consumidora. Ese cuerpo 'serrano' debe alimentarse lo mejor posible.

Alabo a Kate que haya puesto de nuevo de moda las curvas. Skinny Gurl, una bloguera con muy mala uva y muy poco criterio, escribía hace unos meses: "No hay nada de malo en que una chica banal como Kate esté segura de ella misma. Es mona, y toma la pasarela como si fuera suya, la aplaudo con las dos manos por su valentía. Pero, ¿acaso es esto moda? Sabemos que no, entonces paremos de pretender lo contrario. Es gorda, vulgar, casi pornográfica".

A sus 20 añitos, Kate no solo está 'buenorra', sino que tiene la cabeza muy bien amueblada. "No me voy a morir de hambre para estar delgada. Quiero disfrutar de la vida y no puedo hacerlo si no como y me deprimo", sentenciaba.

¿Qué os parece el posado de Kate? ¿Tendríais el valor de emular su hazaña? ¿No pensáis que cada día está de mejor ver?

Y además...



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Mr. Lee Dorman We Salute You




source:Michael Ochs Archives/Getty/rollingstone.com

Mr. Lee Dorman We Salute You

by Miriam Coleman

Mr. Lee Dorman, bassist for Iron Butterfly, died on Friday at the age of 70, the Associated Press reports. According to a spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Department, Dorman was found dead in a vehicle on Friday morning and may have been on his way to a doctor's appointment.

Dorman was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1942. He joined the Southern California-based Iron Butterfly for its second and best-known album, In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida, which was released in 1968. The 17-minute title track helped the album sell more than 30 million copies, and a three-minute version of the song became a Top 40 hit.

During Iron Butterfly's temporary break-up in the 1970s, Dorman and guitarist Larry Reinhardt formed the metal-jazz fusion band Captain Beyond, with Rod Evans from Deep Purple. The group released three albums and had a radio hit with the 1973 song "Sufficiently Breathless."


RIP


source:rollingstone.com

Duchess of Cambridge




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Duchess of Cambridge by Natalie Finn posted-Dec. 19, 2012

It's not her usual full-length glamour shot (i.e., every photo taken of her), but we'll take a seated Kate Middleton any day of the week, too.

Especially if it indicates that the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge is feeling well enough to socialize after a bout with intense nausea related to her expectant status.

Kate and daddy-to-be Prince William attended a holiday lunch hosted by Queen Elizabeth II today at Buckingham Palace, the couple showing up separately but leaving together after an afternoon of mingling with their fellow royals.

Prince Charles and wife Camilla; Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice; their father, Prince Andrew; the queen's cousin, Prince Michael of Kent; his wife, Marie Christine, and a bevy of other royal relatives were also in attendance, per Britain's Daily Mail.

Prince Harry was the most notably absent, Prince William's younger brother currently still stationed in Afghanistan.

Kate and Will arrived in different chauffeured vehicles but they hitched a ride in the same backseat on the way home. It would definitely appear that the duchess is regaining her strength: On Sunday she presented at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards and yesterday she and Will attended a private Christmas lunch with staffers who handle their business affairs at a London restaurant.

Sometime before Christmas, the queen and Prince Philip are expected to leave for Sandringham House, their estate in Norfolk where the monarch's immediate family traditionally spends the holiday every year.




source:eonline.com

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Ronnie Wood and Sally Humphreys




*Ronnie and Sally-Congrats! Also, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. God bless.
*Same to your family and fans.


source:de.images.search.yahoo.com

Ronnie Wood and Sally Humphreys

Rolling-Stones-Gitarrist Ronnie Wood hat zum dritten Mal geheiratet. "Ich fühle mich großartig", sagte der 65-Jährige der Zeitung "Sun" vom Samstag, nachdem er seiner 31 Jahre jüngeren Freundin Sally Humphreys in einem Londoner Hotel das Ja-Wort gegeben hatte. Bilder zeigten die 34-jährige Theaterproduzentin Humphreys in einem weißen Hochzeitskleid, während Wood zu einem dunklen Anzug rosa Socken trug und eine Packung Zigaretten in der Hand hielt.

Trauzeuge war Sänger Rod Stewart, auch Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney kam zu der kleinen Zeremonie. Die "Sun" nahm in einem Kommentar den großen Altersunterschied des Paares auf die Schippe. "Der alte Rocker wird seine gesamte berühmte Energie brauchen", schrieb das Boulevard-Blatt. "Mit 34 ist eine Braut halb so alt wie er. Hoffen wir, dass sie etwas Sympathie für den alten Teufel zeigt", hieß es in Anspielung auf den Rolling-Stone-Hit "Sympathy for the Devil". Die Rolling Stones haben in diesem Jahr ihr 50-jähriges Bühnenjubiläum gefeiert. Woods ist seit 1975 dabei.

Wood, der während seiner Karriere immer wieder mit schweren Drogenproblemen kämpfte, hatte 2008 nach über 20 Jahren Ehe seine Frau Jo für eine 21-jährige Barkeeperin verlassen. Die Scheidung ist im vergangenen Jahr vollzogen worden. Aus der Ehe hat das Paar zwei gemeinsame Kinder, außerdem ist die Rock'n'Roll-Legende Vater eines Sohns aus erster Ehe. Für Februar ist die Veröffentlichung eines Buches von Jo Wood angekündigt, in dem sie über ihre Zeit an der Seite der Rockband auspacken will.


source:de.nachrichten.yahoo.com