Thursday, August 30, 2012

Frederique Van Der Wal










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Michael Chiklis, Michael Michele, David Paymer, Andy Roddick, Emily Montague, Lisa Ling and Mark Strong

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By Dan De Luce | AFP

Osama bin Laden was shot in the head as he peered out of a door and then pumped with bullets as he convulsed on the floor, according to a book by a member of the US commando team that killed him.

The Navy SEAL team member's version of the Al-Qaeda chief's death differs from previous accounts offered by President Barack Obama's administration and will fuel a debate on the handling of state secrets in the wake of the killing.

"No Easy Day", to be released next week, offers a first eyewitness account of the May 2011 raid, and describes how a Navy SEAL sat on bin Laden's body in the cramped Blackhawk helicopter that flew out of Pakistan after the operation.

Previous official accounts said Bin Laden had appeared in a doorway and ducked back into his bedroom, leading the US commandos to suspect he might be retrieving a weapon.

But the author, writing under the pseudonym "Mark Owen", said bin Laden was shot in the head by the SEAL team when he leaned out of the doorway and was found bleeding from his wound when commandos made their way to his room, according to excerpts cited in media reports and confirmed to AFP by defense officials.

Bin Laden was mortally wounded and twitching on the floor as two women cried over his body. The team pushed aside the women and then fired more shots at the Al-Qaeda leader, according to the book.

We "fired several rounds", the author wrote in the book. "The bullets tore into him, slamming his body into the floor until he was motionless."

The publisher, Penguin Group's Dutton, has moved up the scheduled release date from September 11 to September 4, as media coverage has fueled a flood of orders for the book.

The Obama administration had said bin Laden's body was treated with dignity and given a Muslim burial at sea.

But on the helicopter flight out of Pakistan, a SEAL member sat on Bin Laden's chest due to cramped quarters on the chopper, according to the book.

US officials insisted there was no display of disrespect, even if the author's description was accurate.

The commandos had already lost one helicopter in the operation, which crash-landed at the compound, and this made for crowded conditions on the remaining aircraft, said a defense official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Special operations forces crammed into helicopters sometimes have to sit on the bodies of their own fallen comrades, the official added.

Top officials are reviewing the book to determine whether the author revealed any classified information or secret tactics, which would violate Pentagon rules and trigger legal action.

"The Department of Defense has a copy of the book and we're taking a look at it," said Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Steve Warren.

The head of Special Operations Command, Admiral William McRaven, warned in a memo dated August 23 that members of the elite force could face criminal prosecution if they revealed information that endangered US troops.

Fox News has revealed what it says is the identity of the author, a former Navy SEAL who also took part in the 2009 operation that rescued Captain Richard Phillips from Somali pirates.

Obama administration officials appeared anxious to avoid having to defend an operation they deem a major success, while suggesting the book did not shed any new light on the raid.

"We are not going to rehash the whole thing," said the US defense official.

"We're not going to comment on his account."

Republican activists and lawmakers have accused Obama's aides of spilling secrets about the raid to Hollywood filmmakers and reporters to bolster Obama's political standing, a charge the White House denies.

The author insisted his book had no political motive and was meant to honor the years of intelligence work and training that led up to the raid.

"You know, if these -- crazies on either side of the aisle -- want to make it political, shame on them. This is a book about September 11th, and it needs to rest on September 11th, not be brought into the political arena, because this -- this has nothing to do with politics," he told CBS television's "60 Minutes."

In the book, he credited Obama for endorsing the raid, but said his teammates made sarcastic remarks that the operation would help the president get re-elected.

When one commando joked that the team had ensured Obama's re-election, the author responded: "Well, would you rather not have done this?"





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Peggy Lipton





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Cameron Diaz










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By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times

Just as you were ready to tuck into a nice three-egg omelet again, comforted by the reassuring news that eggs are not so bad for you, here comes a study warning that for those over 40, the number of egg yolks consumed per week accelerates the thickening of arteries almost as severely as does cigarette smoking.

Server, can you make that an egg-white omelet instead, please?

The study, published Tuesday in the journal Atherosclerosis, measured the carotid wall thickness -- a key indicator of heart disease risk -- of 1,231 patients referred to a vascular prevention clinic, and asked each to detail a wide range of their health habits, from smoking and exercise to their consumption of egg yolks. Just as smoking is often tallied as "pack-years" (the number of cigarette packs smoked per day for how many years), egg-yolk consumption was tallied as "egg yolk years" (the number of egg yolks consumed per week times the number of years they were eaten).



The study subjects were typically referred to the clinic after having suffered a clot-induced stroke or a transient ischemic attack -- a "mini-stroke" in which symptoms may disappear quickly but which often presage a more serious stroke to come.

Smoking tobacco and eating egg yolks increased carotid wall thickness in similar fashion -- which is to say, the rate of increase accelerated with each stair-step up in cigarette smoking or yolk consumption. By contrast, for those who did not smoke, or who rarely consumed egg yolks, carotid wall thickness increased after 40, but at a slow-steady rate.

For those whose consumption of whole eggs was in the highest 20%, the narrowing of the carotid artery was on average about two-thirds that of the study's heaviest smokers.

"We believe our study makes it imperative to reassess the role of egg yolks, and dietary cholesterol in general, as a risk factor for coronary heart disease," the study authors write.



In recent years, nutritionists have begun to agree with egg purveyors that chicken eggs -- cheap and packed with protein -- have gotten a bad rap as a dangerous source of cholesterol. Some studies have suggested that eggs may increase HDL, or "good cholesterol" that protects against heart disease, even as it contributes to the artery-clogging LDL cholesterol, making egg consumption something of a wash. And regular egg-eaters may form larger lipoprotein particles that help clear the blood of fat particles and are not as likely to settle in artery walls.

Still, the National Heart Blood and Lung Institute recommends that to limit their risk of developing heart disease, Americans limit their cholesterol intake to no more than 300 mg per day (an egg yolk has just over 200 mg), and eat no more than four whole eggs weekly, including those in baked goods or processed foods. Those who already have heart disease, diabetes or high LDL-cholesterol, or who have had a stroke, should limit their cholesterol to less than 200 mg per day.





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Condoleezza Rice by GREGORY J. KRIEG | ABC OTUS News

Condoleezza Rice never addressed President Obama by name, but the former secretary of state delivered a sharp rejection of his foreign policy tonight, charging that the White House had forsaken past and potential allies, leaving the world to wonder, "Where does America stand?"

"When our friends and our foes, alike, do not know the answer to that question," she told the Republican National Convention, "the world is a chaotic and dangerous place."

Rice picked up on a theme laid out earlier tonight by Sen. John McCain who warned that "if America doesn't lead, our adversaries will, and the world will grow darker, poorer and much more dangerous." Rice criticized the president for taking a backseat to NATO during the battle for Libya and not doing more to stop the bloodshed in Syria.

"We cannot be reluctant to lead," Rice told fellow Republicans, who welcomed her to the stage with enthusiastic applause. "And you cannot lead from behind. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan understand this reality, that our leadership abroad and our well-being at home are inextricably linked."

"Our adversaries must have no reason to doubt our resolve because peace really does come through strength," said Rice, who was secretary of state in President George W. Bush's administration.

Turning to concerns that a growing deficit could undermine American influence abroad, she focused on China.

"Just consider this," she said. "The United States has ratified only three trade agreements in the last few years and those were negotiated in the Bush administration. China has signed 15 free trade agreements and is in the progress of negotiating as many as 18 more. Sadly we are abandoning the field of free and fair trade, and it will come back to haunt us."

Working without a Teleprompter, Rice occasionally looked down at her notes, but mostly drove home her points with a fierce right hand.

And her speech did not stop at the shoreline as she touched on domestic issues, lines that won her some of her evening's most raucous applause.

"On a personal note, a little girl grows up in Jim Crow Birmingham, the most segregated big city in America," Rice said, talking about her childhood in Alabama. "Her parents can't take her to a movie theater or a restaurant, but they make her believe that even though she can't have a hamburger at the Woolworth's lunch counter she can be president of the United States -- and she becomes the Secretary of State."

That dream, she said was in doubt, as economic dislocation crushes opportunity in areas hardest hit by the slow recovery.

"Your greatest ally in controlling your response to your circumstance is in a quality education," Rice said. "Today, when I can look at your zip code and can tell whether you are going to get a good education. Can I really say that it doesn't matter where you came from? It matters where you are going. The crisis in K-12 education is a threat to the very fabric who we are."

It is an issue Rice knows well from her time as provost at Stanford University, which she returned to in 2010 to work as a professor.






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Cheryl Cole has been in a minor car crash in Los Angeles



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Sarah Storey will be in action on day one of the Paralympics



Paralympians begin gold rush quest


Britain’s Paralympians will be hoping for an early gold rush today as the Games gets under way in earnest.

Last night saw a stunning opening to the London 2012 games as more than 62,000 cheering fans packed into the Olympic Stadium in Stratford to officially open the event.

And today, it is the turn of the competitors, as early medal hopefuls including swimmer-turned cyclist Sarah Storey, shooter Di Coates and Ben Quilter, who will be going for gold in judo.

Paralympics veteran Storey, 34, has a truly remarkable story, having already achieved 18 medals – 16 of which were awarded as a swimmer before her switch from the pool to the bike ahead of Beijing 2008.

Storey, who was born with a deformed left hand, will appear at the velodrome from 1040 in the C5 Individual Pursuit, having won the C4 in Beijing. This is her sixth Games and she is chasing her eighth gold.

Also appearing on the track is six-time Paralympic champion Darren Kenny, who has restricted movement down his right side following a car crash aged 18. He defends his 1km Time Trial title alongside fellow Brit Rik Waddon.

Coates – who at 58 is taking part in a British record-equalling eighth games – will be gunning for her fourth title in the women’s R2 10m Air Rifle standing event from noon. She is Britain’s most experienced competitor and the star, who has spina bifida, is the only person to have competed in front of a British Paralympian crowd before.

The 1984 Paralympics was split between New York and England when wheelchair athletes with spinal injuries competed at Stoke Mandeville in Buckinghamshire.

UK Sport have set ParalympicsGB the minimum target of winning 103 medals from at least 12 different sports, with the overall goal of once again finishing second in the medal table. Britain won 102 medals, including 42 golds, in Beijing four years ago to claim second place for a third consecutive Paralympic Games.

Ben Quilter, who is visually impaired, will be going for gold on the mat, as he takes part in the under 60kg category in judo.



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Bar Refaeli (Parental Guidance)

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar







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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar by Mark Medina

The Lakers are to unveil a statue featuring Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at some point during the 2012-13 season, The Times has learned.

A firm date for introducing the statue outside Staples Center hasn't been finalized.

Abdul-Jabbar remains the NBA's all-time leading scorer (38,387 points). He won five of his six NBA titles and three of his six league MVPs with the Lakers. His high scoring rate and mastery of his famed skyhook established him, in the opinion of many, as the best center of all time.

The Lakers have previously indicated they would unveil a statue of Abdul-Jabbar at some point, after honoring Magic Johnson, Chick Hearn and Jerry West on Star Plaza at Staples Center.

But Abdul-Jabbar publicly criticized the Lakers last year, believing the failure to erect a statue of him sooner was a show of disrespect. Similarly, he lamented the Lakers not awarding him playoff shares, and pointed to his reduced role and pay as a special assistant coach for Andrew Bynum from 2005 to 2011. Abdul-Jabbar also mentioned how he often had to sit on the back of the plane on team trips.

The Lakers have maintained there's no set criteria on determining the order of statue inductions, and the other statues associated with the team also have extensive resumes behind them.

Johnson brought Showtime to the Lakers along with five NBA championships, until recently had an ownership stake and played a part in Staples Center getting built in 1999.

Hearn was considered the game's best broadcaster because of his catchy word play and storytelling.

West finished as the Lakers' second-all-time-leading scorer and led the Lakers' to their first title in Los Angeles in 1972, only to top that by winning seven NBA championship as the team's general manager from 1982 to 2000.

AEG, which owns Staples Center, plays a larger role in determining who is honored with a statue at the venue (others include Oscar De La Hoya and Wayne Gretzky) and when it is done.

On the other issues, the Lakers have attributed Abdul-Jabbar's reduced pay and role to Bynum's belief that he didn't need as much personal instruction.

Team officials also have noted that they give autonomy to head coaches in hiring their own assistants, and that players allocate playoff shares at their own discretion.

In an interview with The Times two years ago, Lakers executive vice president Jeanie Buss indicated that honoring Abdul-Jabbar next with a statue would be a "natural fit."

Said Buss: "Certainly Kareem stands among some of the greatest of all time."




*Congrats Kareem. God bless.



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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Renee Bargh


Renee Bargh


Al Roker

Better late than never. Happy Birthday. God bless.

Shugborough inscription








Look from afar at the 18th-century Shepherd's Monument in Staffordshire, England, and you might take it as nothing more than a sculpted re-creation of Nicolas Poussin's famous painting, “Arcadian Shepherds.” Look closer, though, and you'll notice a curious sequence of letters: DOUOSVAVVM — a code that has eluded decipherment for over 250 years.

Though the identity of the code carver remains a mystery, some have speculated that the code could be a clue left behind by the Knights Templar about the whereabouts of the Holy Grail.

Many of the world's greatest minds have tried to crack the code and failed, including Charles Dickens and Charles Darwin.





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Phaistos Disc











The mystery of the Phaistos Disc is a story that sounds like something out of an Indiana Jones movie. Discovered by Italian archaeologist Luigi Pernier in 1908 in the Minoan palace-site of Phaistos, the disc is made of fired clay and contains mysterious symbols that may represent an unknown form of hieroglyphics. It is believed that it was designed sometime in the second millennium BC.

Some scholars believe that the hieroglyphs resemble symbols of Linear A and Linear B, scripts once used in ancient Crete. The only problem? Linear A also eludes decipherment.

Today the disc remains one of the most famous puzzles of archaeology.



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Lea Michele, Carla Gugino, William Levy, Lauren Collins, Lycia Naff, Lucero, Jennifer Landon and Saadet Aksoy

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Rock'n'roll moment (Press Association )

The Paralympic Flame got a rock'n'roll welcome in north London on its way to the opening ceremony.

Five torchbearers recreated the pose made famous by The Beatles for their 1969 Abbey Road album on the zebra crossing outside the celebrated recording studios.

Crowds lined the street, cheered and waved Union flags as the proud torchbearers lined up at the crossing in St John's Wood, north west London.

The relay was running about two hours behind schedule, but organisers were hoping to claw back the delay as the torch made its way to Stratford for Opening Ceremony.

On Tuesday night four individual flames representing the four home nations were carried into the stadium at Stoke Mandeville in Buckinghamshire - the spiritual home of the Paralympic Games - and one combined torch was carried out, a beacon of the Paralympic spirit.

Despite much of the relay taking place under cover of darkness, thousands of people turned out on a clear and chilly night to watch its journey and cheer on the proud torchbearers.

Working in teams of five, the torchbearers, both disabled and non-disabled, carried the flame from the stadium to the National Spinal Injuries Centre in the village, before bearing it through Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire to Watford and then on to London.

As Graham Helm, 38, from Lancashire, paraded the flame across the iconic crossing, the crowds cheered. Mr Helm, registered blind four years ago, was nominated as a torchbearer for his work with young people.

Ria Amiraly, a special needs teacher from St John's Wood, said the atmosphere at the relay had been "buzzing".

The 28-year-old said: "You don't get to see people talking every day to each other like they did today, it was fascinating to be part of it. The Paralympics are more important to me because I work with special needs children, I think it's great that people with disabilities are going out there and taking part in sport, it's really important," she added.






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Rebecca De Mornay





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Izïa Higelin

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Justine Lévy, Patrick Mille et Izïa Higelin lors du photocall du film Mauvaise Fille au Festival du film francophone d'Angoulême le 27 août 2012



Izïa Higelin : La ''Mauvaise Fille'' du couple Patrick Mille-Justine Lévy

Pour ses premiers pas en tant que comédienne, Izïa Higelin, fille de Jacques Higelin qui fait à son tour sensation dans la musique, a choisi un beau défi : celui d'être l'héroïne de l'adaptation au cinéma du livre de Justine Lévy, fille de Bernard-Henri Lévy, Mauvaise fille. L'écrivain a signé le scénario avec son compagnon Patrick Mille, comédien qui porte pour l'occasion - et pour la première fois - la casquette de réalisateur. Aux côtés d'Izïa dans la distribution, Carole Bouquet, Arthur Dupont et Bob Geldof.

Mauvaise Fille, c'est l'histoire de Louise, fille d'un ancien mannequin (Carole Bouquet) et d'un musicien reconnu (Bob Geldof). Lorsque Louise était petite, ses parents ont divorcé et elle est restée chez sa mère, mais la vie agitée, mouvementée et le goût pour la drogue de cette dernière obligeaient la petite à se réfugier de temps en temps chez son père. A l'âge adulte, Louise apprend simultanément qu'elle est enceinte et que sa mère est gravement malade. Comment vivre alors sa maternité dans de telles circonstances ?

Long métrage en compétition au Festival du film francophone d'Angoulême, Mauvaise Fille s'est déjà fait remarquer pour l'interprétation de sa comédienne, Izïa. A l'image de son implication dans la musique et sur scène où elle s'abandonne complètement, la jeune femme de bientôt 22 ans va faire son entrée en force dans le cinéma. Pour l'heure, elle assure avec charme et enthousiasme, aux côtés de Patrick Mille et Justine Lévy, le photocall du film à Angoulême.



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Émilie Dequenne





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Mr. Richard Attenborough

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Mr. Elliott Gould

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Sylvester Stallone à nouveau en deuil ... Sa demi-soeur est décédée ...

by O.M.



A près avoir affronté la mort de son fils Sage en juillet, Sylvester Stallone vient de perdre un autre membre de sa famille, sa demi-soeur Toni-Ann Filiti.

L'été 2012 restera à jamais une période noire pour Sylvester Stallone ... Après avoir perdu son fils de 36 ans, Sage , le 13 juillet dernier, l'acteur américain de 66 ans est à nouveau confronté à un terrible drame familial...

Alors que nous vous révélions dernièrement que sa demi-soeur, Toni-Ann Filiti, avait été admise à l’UCLA Hospital de Los Angeles parce qu'elle était atteint d'un cancer des poumons , Radar Online annonce que cette dernière est décédée dimanche dernier.

Gravement malade, les médecins s'étaint dits pessimistes face à l'avenir de la demi-soeur de Sylvester Stallone qui s'était certainement préparé au pire. ""Les médecins ne pensent pas que son état va s'améliorer (…) On aurait besoin d'un miracle." avait confié une source au New York Post au début du mois alors que Sylvester Stallone était en pleine promotion de son nouveau film, The Expandables 2 , en tête du box office américain.

Sortie de l'hôpital pour passer ses derniers jours auprès de Jackie Stallone, la mère de Sylvester Stallone, Toni-Ann, qui n'était âgée que de 48 ans, est partie entourée des siens comme elle le voulait ...






*Toni-Ann Filiti--RIP



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Victoria’s Secret by Jody Phan | FAMOUS















Lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret is being sued for $15 million by one of its hosiery suppliers.


Zephyrs is a company in New Jersey which has been supplying Italian-made tights and hosiery to Victoria’s Secret for a decade until 2011. They've recently filed a $15million lawsuit against Limited Brands – which is Victoria’s Secret’s parent company – over accusations that it “sold cheap knockoffs” of their product.

The lawsuit claims that although Zephyrs designs are still on the packaging of Victoria’s Secret hosiery, the product inside is actually manufactured by a different supplier.

The lingerie giant is being hit with accusations that they are misleading consumers by selling less expensive product while still using Zephyrs product on packaging and also in-store displays.

“Victoria’s Secret changed the product in the packaging but didn’t change anything else except Made in Canada on the back of the package. It used to say Made in Italy,” said Joseph Gioconda, principal of Gioconda Law Group PLLC, which is representing Zephyrs.

Gioconda adds that Victoria’s Secret has sold “at least $120 million worth of Zephyrs-designed product throughout all 50 states, through the Victoria’s Secret chain of retail stores, the Victoria’s Secret print catalogue and the popular Victoria’s Secret Web site”.

Debra Mackinnon, owner of Zephyrs, said, “I contacted them [VS] by e-mail and had a conference call with senior management, but they never called back... When I was in Chicago in March 2012, I went to a Victoria’s Secret store and picked up a package and saw it said Made in Canada. The product inside was drastically different than what [the image] was on the package.”





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Craft beers (AFP)

BORGOROSE, Italy (AFP) - With oyster, tobacco and watermelon flavoured brews, Italy's craft beers are flourishing despite a punishing recession that is putting thousands of other businesses out of work.

From just seven craft breweries in 1996, there are now more than 445 challenging wine's traditional dominance and experts say there is scope for more growth in a country where tastes for beer are still being shaped.

"Creativity and experimentation are the current characteristics of the world of craft beer in Italy," said Luciana Squadrilli from "Birra del Borgo" brewery in the tiny town of Borgorose some 100 kilometres (62 miles) from Rome.

The brewery, which was a pioneer in the sector when it opened in 2005, produces around 30 different types of beer every year. It was set up by Leonardo di Vicenzo, a biologist who decided to turn his hobby into a business.

"At the time we had a total production capacity of 500 litres per cycle of production. Now we have 2,500 litres," chief brewer Andrea Lecchini, also a biologist who holds a Master's in brewing, told AFP on a visit this month.

"I think consumers like the variety, the chance of combining typically Italian ingredients to make unusual drinks, especially in a country where there is no tradition of beer making which would have pre-determined tastes."

The brewery employs 15 people in everything from production to administration to bottling whose average age is around 30, which is very young for a company in Italy where the workforces tend to be older.

A report by Assobirra, the association of Italian brewers, said 71 percent of Italians drink beer and that it is quickly catching up with wine with 28.8 percent saying it is their favourite drink compared to 37 percent for wine.

The authors of the report said beer "was the most democratic drink" as it could be drunk at all occasions and was cheaper.

Craft beers have a higher price tag, however, with a 0.75-litre bottle of "Birra del Borgo" selling for around 10 euros.

"Five or 10 years ago we could only have dreamt that the future could look so rosy," said Brooks Carretta, a brewer at Eataly, a temple to Italian gastronomy that opened in Rome this year and includes a small craft brewery.

A 0.5-litre bottle at Eataly can sell for as much as 25 euros.

"We produce around 1,000 litres per week and now we are going to bring out beers with watermelon and papaya flavours," said Carretta, a young Italian-American who is currently working on a beer with lemons from Amalfi.

Craft beers currently make up around two percent of Italy's beer market but the share is growing in double-figures every year as the trend catches on.

Carretta said he did not think there was any conflict with wine as the two drinks "are two separate worlds and their paths cross only rarely."

"I like discovering the novelties, knowing that there are now major differences between the beers in Italy depending on where they come from."




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Shania Twain - Shoes

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Shania Twain - Shoes

Tell me 'bout it.
Ooh!

Men: have you ever tried to figure them out?
Huh, me too, but I ain't got no clue: how 'bout you?
Men are like shoes, made to confuse.
Yeah, there's so many of 'em,
I don't know which ones to choose. (Yeah, yeah, yeah.)
Ah, sing it to me if you agree. (Yeah, yeah, yeah.)

There's the kind made for runnin',
The sneakers and the low down heels. (Whoa!)
The kind that will keep you on your toes,
And every girl knows how that feels. (Yeah, yeah, yeah, oh.)
Ouch, ah, sing it with me. (Yeah, yeah, yeah.)

You've got your kickers an' your ropers,
Your everyday loafers, an' some that you can never find.
You've got slippers an' your zippers,
Your grabbers and your grippers, an' man, don't you hate that kind?
Some you wear in, an' some you wear out,
Some you wanna leave behind. (Some you wanna leave behind.)
Sometimes you hate 'em, an' sometimes you love 'em,
I guess it all depends on which way you rub 'em,
But a girl can never have too many of 'em.
It's amazing what a little polish'll do:
Men are like shoes.

Some make you feel ten feet tall, (Tall.)
Some make you feel so small. (So small.)
An' some you wanna leave out in the hall,
Or make you feel like kickin' the wall. (Yeah, yeah, yeah.)
Ah, sing it with me, girls, ooh! (Yeah, yeah, yeah.)

You've got your kickers an' your ropers,
Your everyday loafers, an' some that you can never find.
You've got slippers an' your zippers,
Your grabbers and your grippers, an' man, don't you hate that kind?
Some you wear in, an' some you wear out,
Some you wanna leave behind. (Some you wanna leave behind.)
Sometimes you hate 'em, an' sometimes you love 'em,
I guess it all depends on which way you rub 'em,
But a girl can never have too many of 'em.
Some can polish up pretty good:
Ah, men are like shoes.

It's amazing what a little polish will do,
Some clean up good, just like new.
Some you can't afford, some are real cheap.
Some are good for bummin' around on the beach.

(You've got your kickers and your ropers,)
(Your everyday loafers,)
Yeah, some that you can never find.
(You've got your slippers and your zippers,)
(Your grabbers an' your grippers.)
And man, don't ya hate that kind?

You've got your kickers an' your ropers,
Your everyday loafers, an' some that you can never find.
You've got slippers an' your zippers,
Your grabbers and your grippers, an' man, don't you hate that kind?
Some you wear in, an' some you wear out,
Some you wanna leave behind. (Some you wanna leave behind.)
Sometimes you hate 'em, sometimes you love 'em,
I guess it all depends on which way you rub 'em,
But a girl can never have too many of 'em.
I ain't got time for the flip-flop kind...
Men are like shoes.




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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Spain

MADRID: The Spanish economy is falling deeper into recession and depositors are pulling their money out of the banks, figures published on Tuesday showed, as the government moves closer to seeking a European rescue package.

The recession grew stronger in the second quarter of the year and is expected to get worse as austerity measures introduced in response to the euro zone debt crisis cut into demand for goods and services.

A rush by consumers and firms to withdraw their money from Spanish banks intensified in July, with private sector deposits falling almost 5 percent, to 1.509 trillion euros at end-July from 1.583 trillion a month earlier.

Analysts believe it is inevitable that Spain will soon have to call for a European rescue package to help bring its debt costs down as austerity measures designed to slash the public deficit push the economy deeper into recession.

Against this background, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will meet European Council President Herman Van Rompuy in Madrid later on Tuesday, a week before the European Central Bank discusses new measures to help debt costs in European nations hardest-hit by the crisis. The ECB meeting on Sept. 6 also coincides with a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the Spanish capital and a key longer-term bond auction.

"With much more fiscal austerity in the pipeline and unemployment at astronomic highs, the risks are clearly tilted towards a more protracted recession," said Martin van Vliet, an economist at ING.

He expected Spain to formally request additional external financing in mid-September or October. Spain has already negotiated up to 100 billion euros in aid for its ailing banks.

Gross domestic product fell by 0.4 percent in the second quarter of the year, according to final figures that confirmed a preliminary reading. But on an annual basis it dropped by 1.3 percent, worse than initial estimates of 1.0 percent.

BLOATED DEFICIT

Spain's economy fell back into recession in the first quarter of the year, when output fell 0.3 percent, and government estimates show GDP will probably fall this year and next.

The data came a day after Spain said its economy performed worse than expected in both of the last two years.

Economists said the outlook could test Spain's ability to slash its deficit this year to 6.3 percent from 8.9 percent in 2011.

"The economy is much weaker than previously thought and this could make it more challenging for the government to achieve the ambitious fiscal targets," said Tullia Bucco, an economist at UniCredit.

Tuesday's data showed exports provided a degree of support for the economy, growing by 3.3 percent year-on-year in the second quarter. That compared with a fall of 3.9 percent in national demand, after a revised fall of 3.2 percent in the first quarter.

The government is hoping that exports will put the economy on the road to recovery. But a slowdown in the wider euro zone, where most of Spain's goods are shipped, could put that theory at risk.

More encouragingly, the Treasury managed to sell 3.6 billion euros ($4.5 billion) of short-term debt, and paid far less to investors than a month ago.






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David Fincher, Armie Hammer, Jennifer Coolidge, Jason Priestley, Kay Parker, Kelly Overton, Daniel Stern, LeAnn Rimes, Carly Pope and David Soul

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Vera Farmiga







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Vera Farmiga by James Hibberd

A&E’s Psycho TV series has found its Mrs. Bates.

The Departed actress Vera Farmiga has been cast as one of the most notorious mothers in movie history. She joins A&E’s Bates Motel, a prequel to the 1960 Alfred Hitchcock film. “[Farmiga] is a phenomenal talent who has demonstrated incredible range and intelligence in a number of landmark film roles, and we couldn’t be more excited to have her join our project,” executive producer Carlton Cuse said.

The role’s official description downplays Mrs. Bates’ abusive character, who twists her son into a serial killer of women: “Mother of young Norman Bates. She’s complicated, passionate, and compelling, Norma Louise is a smart, multidimensional character who is always capable of surprising us.”

The role of Norman hasn’t yet been cast. (Never noticed this before, the similarity of their names – Norma and Norman Bates — nice).







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Chicago - Now That You've Gone

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Chicago - Now That You've Gone

James Pankow


Take a closer look inside yourself
You may see the love I left behind
Days were fast but full of life
We laughed at everything
Now you've gone time is standing still
I don't do anything I'm so alone
So lonely


Still I can recall
The happy times
Laughing arm and arm
So alive
Was it years ago
Or just a day
When you turned to me
Said goodbye


Now you've gone away
I don't know why
Did you have to lie
Walk away
How can I go on
In emptiness
Feeling so alone
Every day



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Jack Black

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Shania Twain - Any Man Of Mine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N2k-gv6xNE



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Shania Twain - Any Man Of Mine


This is what a woman wants

Any man of mine better be proud of me
Even when I'm ugly he still better love me
And I can be late for a date that's fine
But he better be on time

Any man of mine'll say it fits just right
When last years dress is just a little too tight
And anything I do or say better be okay
When I have a bad hair day

And if I change my mind
A million times
I wanna hear him say
"Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, I like it that way"

Any man of mine better walk the line
Better show me a teasin', squeezin', pleasin' kinda time
I need a man who knows, how the story goes
He's gotta be a heartbeatin', fine treatin', breathtakin', earthquakin' kind
Any man of mine

Well any man of mine better disagree
When I say another woman's lookin' better than me
And when I cook him dinner and I burn it black
He better say, "Mmm, I like it like that yeah"

And if I changed my mind
A million times
I wanna hear him say
"Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, I like it that way"

Any man of mine better walk the line
Better show me a teasin', squeezin', pleasin' kinda time
I need a man who knows, how the story goes
He's gotta be a heartbeatin', fine treatin', breathtakin', earthquakin' kind
Any man of mine

Let me hear you say
"Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah I like it that way"

(Any man, any man, any man)
Any man of mine better walk the line
Better show me a teasin', squeezin', pleasin' kinda time
I need a man who knows, how the story goes
He's gotta be a heartbeatin', fine treatin', breathtakin', earthquakin' kind
Any man of mine

You gotta shimmy shake, make the earth quake
Kick, turn, stomp, stomp, then you jump
Heel to toe, doors to doors

'Til your boots wanna break, 'til your feet and your back ache
Keep it movin' 'til you just can't take anymore
Come on everybody on the floor
A-one two, a-three four, hup two, hum

If you wanna be a man of mine, that's right
This is what a woman wants




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Monday, August 27, 2012

Savannah Guthrie


Savannah Guthrie


Polio athlete

AFP - Pakistani polio survivor Mudassar Baig dreams of winning a medal at the London Paralympics, hoping to inspire a nation troubled by corruption, Taliban violence and lost sporting glory.

"It's a dream come true for me and I want to be a role model -- not only for disabled people in my country but also for the able-bodied who lose courage," said Baig, whose right leg was left shorter than his left by polio in childhood.

The 33-year-old post office clerk who thought life was over when he couldn't run as fast as the other boys growing up, is one of four athletes representing Pakistan at the London Paralympics from August 29 to September 9.

He will compete in the 200 and 400m, hoping to replicate the success of Pakistan's first paralympian, long jumper Haidar Ali, who won silver in Beijing in 2008.

"I always wanted to run like the other boys but my disability hindered that. I made a promise to myself that one day I will run and win, and that day will come during the London Paralympics," he said.

Ali heads the Pakistani contingent. Aneela Beg will compete in women's 100m and shot-put, and Mohammad Naeem in the 800 and 1,500m.

Baig won silver in the 400m at the Asian Games in Dohar in 2006, but London will be his first Olympics as a competitor.

He represented Pakistan in Beijing as an official after not being selected to compete -- a disappointment he doesn't want to discuss.

Born and brought up in the industrial town of Faisalabad in Pakistan's political heartland of Punjab province, Baig struggled for years after contracting polio.

"I used to feel dejected whenever I watched boys my age play, run and do the usual things of life without facing any problems."

He declined to be drawn on the Taliban's recent ban on polio vaccinations in parts of Pakistan's northwestern tribal belt, jeopardising the health of 240,000 children.

But bizarrely, he says what changed his life was watching an obscure film as a teenager about a man who overcame adversity to help his nation win a war.

"It taught me a lesson that I should fight and pave a way to becoming a role model for my country's youth," said Baig.

He finished school and went to university, completing a Bachelor's degree that enabled him to get a job as a clerk in the Faisalabad post office.

But the track was always his first love.

"I trained and trained hard because I knew that if I want to achieve the goal of representing Pakistan and become a role model I have to work hard," said Baig, who started at club and regional level.

His first international chance came in the 2006 Asian Games.

"That silver medal made me realise that nothing is impossible in life," said Baig. "Haider's success in the last Paralympics was a further motivation and now I want to win my own medal," said Baig.

In cricket-mad Pakistan, Baig feels put out that other sports don't get the same attention despite a series of spot-fixing scandals that have brought shame on some of Pakistan's most gifted cricketers.

"It is disappointing that cricket gets all the media attention in our country," he said. "Cricket brought a bad name for our country so we must win in other sports to bring about a change."

Other than winning a medal, Baig would love an autograph from Jamaica's sprint king Usain Bolt, who made history by retaining his Olympic titles in the 100 and 200m.

"Bolt is an inspiration for the athletes of the world," said Baig. "I hope I get a chance to meet him in London."






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Aaron Paul, G.W. Bailey, Kayla Ewell, Diana Scarwid, Susy Kane, Lívia de Bueno and Marianne Sägebrecht

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Barbara Bach




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Alexa Vega




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Sierra Leone by News Wires

AFP – Sierra Leone's health ministry said Thursday that deaths from a cholera outbreak had reached 220, affecting over 12,000 people in the west African nation, which is struggling to curb the disease.

"Some 12,140 people are affected nationwide in 10 of 12 districts," the health ministry's director of disease prevention and control, Amara Jambai, told journalists, saying the figure included cases recorded up to Wednesday.
This is two more districts than were reported last week when the death toll stood at 176, prompting President Ernest Koroma to declare the outbreak a "public health emergency".

"The outbreak has peaked mainly in slum areas in the capital due to poor sanitation including areas without latrines or people drinking contaminated water," Jambai said.

International health organisations are grappling to stem the spread of the outbreak which has also hit neighbouring Guinea.

Jambai said the outbreak had "opened up a window of opportunity whereby our partners are providing resources in a faster and more coherent manner."

He said cholera cases were expected to rise in September as the country's annual rainy season reaches its peak.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) representative in Freetown, Wondimagenehu Alemu: "Everywhere is at risk but everything is being done combat the spread."

Amanda McClelland of the International Federation of Red Cross last week said the outbreak had the potential to be "devastating" and was proving difficult to control.

The water-borne disease has also hit Mali and Niger, as well as Sierra Leone's northern neighbour Guinea, killing 82 people in that country since February.

Poor water and sanitation systems give rise to the disease, an acute intestinal infection caused by ingesting contaminated food and water which causes acute diarrhoea and vomiting and can kill in hours, according to the WHO.






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Paul Reubens

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Greenpeace

AFP - Greenpeace activists in an inflatable speedboat said Monday they had attached themselves to the anchor of a Russian ship taking workers to the country's first Arctic oil production base.

The second raid against the Gazprom rig in three days comes as Russia takes the lead from other Arctic powers in exploiting previously untouched territory for what is believed to be one of the world's largest deposits of recoverable oil and natural gas.

Six Greenpeace International activists occupied the remote base in the southeastern section of the Barents Sea on Friday for some 15 hours before leaving after being pelted by workers with chunks of metal and hosed with ice water.

Greenpeace said that its Executive Director Kumi Naidoo -- a South African who led Friday's action -- and six others raced toward the same platform at dawn Monday to intercept a passenger vessel carrying a Gazprom replacement crew.

"The activists have attached themselves to the anchor chain of the Anna Akhmatova (passenger ship) and chained their boat to it," Greenpeace said in a statement.

"The Prirazlomnaya (oil rig) has requested help from the Russian coast guards, who are on the scene, but have not yet intervened," the statement added.

There was no immediate reaction to the action from Gazprom.

Russia's largest energy company is due to begin producing up to seven million tonnes of oil annually from the country's first field in the fragile Arctic.

The unit plans to drill and process oil before putting it onto tankers -- operations that have never been performed in such an inhospitable climate -- and is being watched closely by other energy giants planning to pursue similar drilling.

But critics warn that the work is extremely risky because the platform is sealed in ice for most of the year and has to work smoothly in temperatures that often plunge to minus 50 degrees Celsius (minus 58 Fahrenheit).

Naidoo tweeted several hours into the operation that Greenpeace was "finishing what we started" on Friday in a bid to raise global awareness of the impending Arctic operations.






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Chandra Wilson




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Sarah Chalke




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Beer-brewing Dutch

AFP - Too cold, too wet and not enough sunlight: for centuries beer-brewing Netherlands has been snubbed as a good place to plant vineyards and make decent wines -- until now.

Thanks to new cross-breed grape varieties, mainly from Germany, the Dutch wine industry is blooming on the back of these new and hardier cultivars, as they are known, enabling it to increase vineyard capacity more than six-fold in the last eight years.

"These (new) varieties resist mildew diseases better, their grapes ripen quicker, they are more adapted to the Dutch climate," winemaker 55-year-old Job Huisman told AFP on his farm outside the small eastern town of Drempt.

Classic cultivars like Riesling, Auxerrois and Pinot Gris have always had a rough time trying to grow in Dutch conditions except in the extreme south, said Huisman as he and his wife Neeltje, 56, lifted their glasses to sample their latest harvest -- a white semi-sweet made from grapes grown on their two-hectare (five-acre) vineyard.

The Dutch wine industry gained momentum in the early 1990s when new grape varieties were being developed through cross-breeding in Germany, Austria and Hungary, said Dutch Winemakers' Guild spokesman Theo Mellenberg.

Among the most popular in the Netherlands today are the Johanniter and Solaris cultivars, which entered the market in 2000 and 2004 respectively.

Six years ago, the Huismans decided to go into the wine-making business, a passion nurtured by working as volunteers at other already-existing wineries.

"I'm a farmer's son, so getting the vines to grow was not too hard," he said.

"What I did have a lot to learn about is what happened to grapes after the harvest," he added with a broad smile.

Now the couple produce six different wines across the full spectrum of red, white and rose from their climate-resistant grapes, with an output of close to 4,000 litres per year.

Their "Nieuw Tivoli" 2011 recently won first prize in the white wine blend (cuvee) category in a competition for "new" cultivar wines put up by the Freiburg Wine Institute in Germany.

The Huisman's wine competed with 142 others from Germany, Denmark and Italy, all produced from varieties bred by the Freiburg Institute.

"Fifteen years ago when I tasted Dutch wine, in was simply undrinkable," said Nicolaas Klei, a Dutch wine specialist who has written several books on the subject.

He remains somewhat sceptical over the quality of Dutch-made wines.

"Actually I would say it's not bad to drink... in the best case," but he argued that new varieties could not rival the old classics.

"We must be realistic, there will never be a great wine made in the Netherlands," he said.

Other wine writers like Hans Duijker said the real problem was not so much the question of quality, but the cost effectiveness of producing a decent Dutch wine.

"The land, machinery, infrastructure and workforce cost more in the Netherlands than in many other countries," Duijker told AFP.

"It takes about 11 to 12 euros ($13-15) to make a good Dutch wine. In the shops you find wines of similar quality and better for far less than that."

But that has not deterred Dutch winemakers.

The country's central statistics office said by 2003, there were some 36 hectares of vineyards in the country.

By last year, they said it had grown to 165 hectares, though the Dutch Winemakers' Guild estimates total vineyard area even higher, at 240 hectares.

While this is still miniscule compared to a traditional wine country like France, which has more than 750,000 hectares of vineyards, "for a country with no real tradition of winemaking it's more than a lot!" said Guild spokesman Mellenberg.

Back on their farm, the Huisman couple have also opened a bed and breakfast -- "to help make ends meet at the end of the month," said Job.






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Tuesday Weld




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Marisa Miller







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Marisa Miller








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Marisa Miller


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Marisa Miller









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Marisa Miller by Zach Johnson


Marisa Miller is no stranger to skimpy swimwear, and on August 6, the Sports Illustrated model showed off her pregnancy curves in a black bikini.

"Thanks so much for all the sweet birthday wishes! Love you all!" the 34-year-old wrote in a Twitter caption. "I had the best day and spent most of it underwater."




Miller and her husband, music producer and talent manager Griffin Guess, will welcome a baby boy in December. It will be the first child for both stars, who tied the knot on April 15, 2006.




The former Victoria's Secret Angel -- who has graced more than 80 magazine covers in her career -- first tweeted a photo of her baby bump on August 2.



"This was a month ago at 17 weeks. My belly seems to have doubled since!" Miller wrote. "Had to paddleboard to get to this cave."



Miller next appears in the movie R.I.P.D., costarring Ryan Reynolds, 35, and Jeff Bridges, 62. She is also the face of Harley Davidson.




*Congrats to Marisa and Griffin. God bless.


source:usmagazine.com

Nastassja Kinski


Nastassja Kinski


Nastassja Kinski


Nastassja Kinski


Nastassja Kinski


Nastassja Kinski


Nastassja Kinski





Diese Rolle blieb im Gedächtnis: Kinski im „Tatort“ als verführerische Oberschülerin



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Sonja Kinski







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Nastassja Kinski and Mr. Ibrahim Moussa







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Mr. Ibrahim Moussa We Salute You

Sie muss jetzt ganz stark sein

Schauspielerin Nastassja Kinski (51) hat ihren ersten Ehemann, den ägyptischen Filmproduzenten Ibrahim Moussa verloren. Moussa starb mit nur 66 Jahren an einem Herzstillstand.

Laut „BZ“ starb Ibrahim Moussa schon Anfang Juli in seiner Wahlheimat Los Angeles. Sein Herz wollte nicht mehr schlagen.

Freunde des Produzenten sind sich sicher: Sein Herz schlug bis zuletzt für seine Nastassja. Auch, wenn die beiden schon längst geschieden waren.

Schauspiel-Schönheit Kinski war acht Jahre lang – von 1984 bis 1992 – mit Moussa verheiratet. Sie führten eine Hollywood-Ehe in Los Angeles, die mal Höhen und mal Tiefen hatte.

Aus der Ehe haben die beiden zwei gemeinsame Kinder, die nun um ihren Vater trauern.
Neben Sohn Aljoscha (28) soll vor allem Tochter Sonja (26), die mittlerweile ein erfolgreiches Model ist, ein inniges Verhältnis zu ihrem Papa gehabt haben.

ACHTERBAHN DER GEFÜHLE

Lange nach ihrer Ehe überschattete ein Rosenkrieg ihre frühere Liebe: 1998 warf die Tochter von Film-Legende Klaus Kinski Moussa vor, die zwei gemeinsamen Kinder entführt zu haben. Es folgte ein filmreifer Krieg um die Kleinen.

Doch der Kinder zu Liebe haben sie sich zusammengerauft und Frieden geschlossen!

Das Ehe-Aus mit der berühmten Schauspielerin nagte noch lange Zeit an Moussa. Er zog sich aus dem Filmgeschäft zurück. Vom schicken Bel Air zog er ins Valley.

Erst führte er ein Investment-Unternehmen, dann soll er als Party-Organisator auf sich aufmerksam gemacht haben.

Tragisch: Die letzten Monate vor seinem Tod verbrachte er nicht zu Hause, sondern in einer Entzugsklinik. Er wollte sein Leben wieder in den Griff bekommen, doch nun ist es zu spät.





RIP





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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Mr. Jerry Nelson We Salute You











Mr. Jerry Nelson, the man slash puppet who taught us how to count has passed on at 1, 2, 3…78 years of age.

Most famous for providing the voice work of the character The Count on Sesame Street, Nelson also performed a number of other characters on the show.

Here's what the cast and crew of Sesame Street said in a statement:

"The cast and crew of Sesame Street and the staff of Sesame Workshop deeply mourn the loss of cast member and creator of dozens of Muppet characters, Jerry Nelson. A member of the Sesame Street family for more than 40 years, he will forever be in our hearts and remembered for the artistry in his puppetry, his music, and the laughter he brought to children worldwide through his portrayal of Count von Count, Herry Monster, Fat Blue, Sherlock Hemlock, the Amazing Mumford and many other beloved characters. We will miss his extraordinary spirit and the joy he brought to our Street."

Nelson began working on Sesame Street with Jim Henson in the 1970's and continued to be a part of the show until his retirement in 2004. He died of unspecified causes.
We will always remember the man who gave us The Count.

Our thoughts are with his family, friends and fans who will miss him dearly.







RIP




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Gamze Özçelik

















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Nazneen Contractor




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Gamze Özçelik, Riley Steele, Danielle Savre, Hayley Hasselhoff, Mike Colter, Leticia Brédice and Christina Cindrich

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Ms. Susan Harrison

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Shirley Manson












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Ms. Francine York

Happy Birthday Ms. York. God bless.

Chris Pine, Keke Palmer, Brett Cullen, Tori Black, Amanda Schull, Shirley Manson, Nazneen Contractor, Thalía, Nathalie Lunghi and Jorge Sanz

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Kate Moss







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Kate Moss (Bang Showbiz)

Kate Moss is cleaning up her act in order to have another baby.

The 38-year-old supermodel - who is known for her wild antics and former drug-use - is forgoing her old party lifestyle because she plans to have a second child with her husband, The Kills' guitarist Jamie Hince.

A friend of Kate's told the Daily Mail newspaper: ''Kate has made no secret among her circle that she'd love to have a baby with Jamie.''

''There's no doubt in my mind that the prospect of another child is a massive motivation for her to clean up her act.

''She eats like a horse now, too, while back in her catwalk days she could easily ''forget'' to have lunch and dinner.''

Kate wed Jamie in July 2011 and the pair live in London's leafy Highgate area with her nine-year-old daughter from a previous relationship, Lila Grace.

The star has recently been spotted holidaying in Saint Tropez where she enjoyed family-friendly activities with Lila and her rocker husband, who is reportedly very keen to experience parenthood with Kate.

The source added: ''Jamie worships the ground she walks on, so to have the kind of bond that comes from parenthood would mean the world to him.

''Clearly it's not a straightforward process - neither of them are spring chickens. But it's what they want more than anything else.

''She's still Kate, but she's somehow different. It's a change for the better, if you ask me.''



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Marisa Miller by Zack Mandell, Yahoo! Contributor Network

The 34-year-old Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Beauty Donned Barely-there Beachwear for the Hot Photo Spread While Dishing About Physical Well-being & Offering Life Advice

She certainly isn't lacking in the looks department, and Marisa Miller scored herself a sizzling feature in the September 2012 issue of Men's Fitness magazine.


The 34-year-old Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue beauty donned barely-there beachwear for the hot photo spread lining the publication's pages while dishing about physical well-being and offering life advice.

Highlights from Miss Miller's interview are as follows:

On surrounding yourself with the right people:
"If you have friends who bring out the worst in you, cut them loose."

On finding a sport to stay fit:
"Find a sport or physical activity that you are passionate about - for me, it's surfing or stand up paddle boarding. Just being outside is enough to reset and feel energized."

On the importance of self hygiene:
"Take care of your body in the best way you can, and that includes your skin. My mom always told me, what you do now to help or harm your body will show up in five years."

On her life advice:
"Always challenge yourself. Try something new or find a way to elevate your goals. You can grow only when you are pushed beyond your comfort zone and face your fears."


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Mr. Neil Armstrong We Salute You

Mr. Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, has died aged 82. The former US astronaut, who will go down on history as the most famous pioneer of space exploration, passed away as the result of heart complications following surgery.

As commander of the Apollo 11 mission, he became the first person to set foot on the moon, on 20 July 1969, fulfilling the longheld dream of the United States to get there before the Soviet Union. His first words as he stepped on to the surface – "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" – instantly became one of the most recognisable phrases ever uttered.

Armstrong underwent heart bypass surgery earlier this month, just two days after his birthday on 5 August, to relieve blocked arteries.

His family released a statement on Saturday describing him as a "reluctant American hero who always believed he was just doing his job".

It read: "We are heartbroken to share the news that Neil Armstrong has passed away following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. Neil was our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Neil Armstrong was also a reluctant American hero who always believed he was just doing his job. He served his nation proudly as a Navy fighter pilot, test pilot, and astronaut.

"While we mourn the loss of a very good man we also celebrate his remarkable life and hope that it serves as an example to young people around the world to work hard to make their dreams come true, to be willing to explore and push the limits, and to selflessly serve a cause greater than themselves."

Other tributes have come flooding in for the astronaut as news of his death spread across the world. US president Barack Obama hailed Armstrong as one of America's greatest heroes. In a statement issued by the White House, he said the crew of Apollo 11 carried with them the aspirations of an entire nation when they set out for the moon in 1969. He later tweeted: "Neil Armstrong was a hero not just of his time, but of all time. Thank you, Neil, for showing us the power of one small step."

Former astronaut Tom Jones, who completed four space shuttle flights between 1990 and 2001, said: "Mr Armstrong was one of the astronauts that was my hero when I was growing up and I watched his initial landing on the moon in 1969 with incredible interest. He really was an inspiration to an entire generation of people." The US space agency tweeted: "Nasa offers its condolences on today's passing of Neil Armstrong, former test pilot, astronaut & the 1st man on the moon. Neil was 82."

Armstrong grew up in Ohio with a keen interest in flight and earned his pilot's certificate when he was just 15. After flying combat missions during the Korean war, he became a test pilot and joined Nasa's astronaut programme in 1962.

Armstrong was joined on his moon landing by Buzz Aldrin and the pair spent nearly three hours walking on the lunar surface, collecting samples, conducting experiments and taking photographs. Last night Aldrin called Armstrong "a true American hero and the best pilot I ever knew". The Apollo 11 mission turned out to be Armstrong's last space flight. The following year he was appointed to a desk job at Nasa, later becoming a lecturer in engineering at Cincinnati University.

In 1961 President Kennedy had declared before the United States Congress that the US would have a man on the moon before the turn of the decade and the moon walk marked America's victory in the cold war space race. An estimated 600 million people – a fifth of the world's population – watched and listened to the moon landing, the largest audience for any single event in history.





RIP





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Melissa McCarthy

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Macaulay Culkin

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69th Venice International Film Festival

Director: Alberto Barbera

29th August > 8th September 2012


The 69th Venice International Film Festival, organized by La Biennale di Venezia, will run at Venice Lido August 29th through September 8th, 2012, directed by Alberto Barbera.

The aim of the Festival is to raise awareness and promote all the various aspects of international cinema in all its forms: as art, entertainment and as an industry, in a spirit of freedom and tolerance. The Festival includes retrospectives and homages to major figures as a contribution towards raising awareness of the history of cinema.

The line-up of the Festival was announced during the official press conference that took place in Rome on Thursday 26th July 2012.




International competition of feature films, presented as world premieres

PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON - THE MASTER USA, 137'
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams

OLIVIER ASSAYAS - APRÈS MAI (SOMETHING IN THE AIR) France, 122'
Clément Métayer, Lola Créton, Félix Armand

RAMIN BAHRANI - AT ANY PRICE USA, 105'
Dennis Quaid, Zac Efron, Kim Dickens, Heather Graham

MARCO BELLOCCHIO - BELLA ADDORMENTATA Italy, France, 115'
Toni Servillo, Isabelle Huppert, Alba Rohrwacher, Michele Riondino, Maya Sansa, Pier Giorgio Bellocchio

PETER BROSENS, JESSICA WOODWORTH - LA CINQUIÈME SAISON Belgium, Netherlands, France, 93'
Aurélia Poirier, Django Schrevens, Sam Louwyck, Gill Vancompernolle

RAMA BURSHTEIN - LEMALE ET HA’CHALAL (FILL THE VOID) Israel, 90'
Hadas Yaron, Yiftach Klein, Irit Sheleg, Chaim Sharir

DANIELE CIPRÌ - È STATO IL FIGLIO Italy, 90'
Toni Servillo, Giselda Volodi, Alfredo Castro, Fabrizio Falco

FRANCESCA COMENCINI - UN GIORNO SPECIALE Italy, 89'
Filippo Scicchitano, Giulia Valentini

BRIAN DE PALMA - PASSION France, Germany, 94'
Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace, Paul Anderson, Karoline Herfurth

XAVIER GIANNOLI - SUPERSTAR France, Belgium, 112'
Kad Merad, Cecile De France

KI-DUK KIM - PIETA South Korea, 104'
Cho Min-soo, Lee Jung-jin

TAKESHI KITANO - OUTRAGE BEYOND Japan, 110'
Tomokazu Miura, Ryo Kase, Fumiyo Kohinata, Toshiyuki Nishida

HARMONY KORINE - SPRING BREAKERS USA, 92'
James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Heather Morris

TERRENCE MALICK - TO THE WONDER USA, 112'
Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams, Javier Bardem

BRILLANTE MENDOZA - SINAPUPUNAN (THY WOMB) Philippines, 100'
Nora Aunor, Bembol Rocco

VALERIA SARMIENTO - LINHAS DE WELLINGTON Portugal, France, 151'
Nuno Lopes, Soraia Chaves, John Malkovich, Marisa Paredes, Melvil Poupaud, Mathieu Amalric

ULRICH SEIDL - PARADIES: GLAUBE (PARADISE: FAITH) Austria, France, Germany, 113'
Maria Hofstätter, Nabil Saleh

KIRILL SEREBRENNIKOV - IZMENA (BETRAYAL) Russia, 115'
Franziska Petri, Dejan Lilic, Albina Dzhanabaeva, Arturs Skrastins


Out of Competition
Important works by directors already established in previous editions of the Festival

JEAN-PIERRE AMERIS - L’HOMME QUI RIT France, Czech Republic, 95'
Gérard Depardieu, Marc-André Grondin, Christa Theret, Emmanuelle Seigner

LYUBOV ARKUS - ANTON TUT RYADOM (ANTON’S RIGHT HERE) [SPECIAL SCREENINGS] Russia, 110'
(documentary) Anton Kharitonov, Rinata Kharitonova, Vladimir Kharitonov

SUSANNE BIER - DEN SKALDEDE FRISØR (LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED) Denmark, Sweden, 112'
Pierce Brosnan, Trine Dyrholm, Sebastian Jessen, Molly Blixt Egelind

PASCAL BONITZER - CHERCHEZ HORTENSE France, 110'
Jean-Pierre Bacri, Isabelle Carré, Kristin Scott Thomas

HINDE BOUJEMAA - YA MAN AACH (IT WAS BETTER TOMORROW) [SPECIAL SCREENINGS] Tunisia, 74'
(documentary) Aida Kaabi

SIMON BROOK - THE TIGHTROPE France, Italy, 86'
Peter Brook, Yoshi Oida, Shantala Shivalingappa, Marcello Magni

LILIANA CAVANI - CLARISSE [SPECIAL SCREENINGS] Italy, 21'
(documentary)

JONATHAN DEMME - ENZO AVITABILE MUSIC LIFE Italy, USA, 80'
(documentary) Enzo Avitabile

STEPHEN FUNG - TAI CHI 0 China, 100'
Yuan Xiaochao, Angelababy, Eddie Peng, Tony Leung Ka-fai, William Feng, Shu Qi

SILVIA GIRALUCCI, LUCA RICCIARDI - SFIORANDO IL MURO [SPECIAL SCREENINGS] Italy, 51'
(documentary) Guido Petter, Raul Franceschi, Antonio Romito, Pietro Calogero, Stefania Paternò, Silvia Giralucci


AMOS GITAI - LULLABY TO MY FATHER Israel, France, Switzerland, 90'
Yael Abecassis, Jeanne Moreau, Hanna Schygulla, Keren Gitai, Ben Gitai

DANIELE INCALCATERRA, FAUSTA QUATTRINI - EL IMPENETRABLE [SPECIAL SCREENINGS] Argentina, France, 95'
(documentary)

KIYOSHI KUROSAWA - SHOKUZAI (PENANCE) Japan, 270'
Kyoko Koizumi, Yu Aoi, Eiko Koike, Sakura Ando, Chizuru Ikewaki

SPIKE LEE - BAD 25 USA, 123'
(documentary) Michael Jackson

CARLO MAZZACURATI - MEDICI CON L’AFRICA [SPECIAL SCREENINGS] Italy, 80'
(documentary)

MIRA NAIR - THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST India, Pakistan, USA, 128'
Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland, Liev Schreiber, Martin Donovan

MANOEL DE OLIVEIRA - O GEBO E A SOMBRA Portugal, France, 95'
Michael Lonsdale, Claudia Cardinale, Jeanne Moreau, Leonor Silveira, Ricardo Trêpa, Luís Miguel Cintra

ABDALLAH OMEISH - WITNESS: LIBYA [SPECIAL SCREENINGS] USA, 57'
(documentary)

ROBERT REDFORD - THE COMPANY YOU KEEP USA, 125'
Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Julie Christie, Richard Jenkins, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Nick Nolte

KIMBLE RENDALL - BAIT 3D Australia, Singapore, 93'
Xavier Samuel, Sharni Vinson, Julian McMahon, Adrian Pang


HENRY-ALEX RUBIN - DISCONNECT USA, 115'
Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Nyqvist, Jason Bateman, Andrea Riseborough


ALEX SCHMIDT - DU HAST ES VERSPROCHEN (FORGOTTEN) Germany, 104'
Mina Tander, Laura de Boer, Katharina Thalbach, Lina Köhlert, Mia Kasalo, Max Riemelt

DANIELE VICARI - LA NAVE DOLCE (THE HUMAN CARGO) [SPECIAL SCREENINGS] Italy, Albania, 90'
(documentary)

ARIEL VROMEN - THE ICEMAN USA, 98'
Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans, Ray Liotta, James Franco

MAURIZIO ZACCARO - COME VOGLIO CHE SIA IL MIO FUTURO [SPECIAL SCREENINGS] Italy, 70'




Orizzonti
The new trends in world cinema

HAIFAA AL MANSOUR - WADJDA Saudi Arabia, Germany, 100'
Reem Abdullah, Waad Mohammed, Abdullrahman Al Gohani, Ahd, Sultan Al Assaf

CARLOS ARMELLA - LAS MANOS LIMPIAS [SHORT FILM] Mexico, 11'
Sonia Couoh, Francisco Godínez

KIANOOSH AYARI - KHANÉH PEDARI (THE PATERNAL HOUSE) Iran, 100'
Mehdi Hashemi, Mehran Rajabi, Nasser Hashemi, Shahab Hosseini

ALEXEY BALABANOV - JA TOZHE HOCHU (ME TOO) Russia, 89'
Yurii Matveev, Alexander Mosin, Oleg Garkusha, Alisa Shitikova


MIN BHAM - BANSULLI (THE FLUTE) [SHORT FILM] Nepal, 15'
Nikita Budhthapa, Ghanashyam Giri, Naresh Bhandari

FERNANDO CAMARGO, MATHEUS PARIZI - O AFINADOR [SHORT FILM] Brazil, 15'
Lui Seixas, Norival Rizzo, Sandra Corveloni

RENATE COSTA PERDOMO, SALLA SORRI - RESISTENTE [SHORT FILM] Denmark, Paraguay, Finland, 20'
Alberto Bonnet

IVANO DE MATTEO - GLI EQUILIBRISTI Italy, France, 100'
Valerio Mastandrea, Barbora Bobulova

LEONARDO DI COSTANZO - L'INTERVALLO Italy, Switzerland, Germany, 90'
Francesca Riso, Alessio Gallo, Carmine Paternoster, Salvatore Ruocco

IBRAHIM EL BATOUT - EL SHEITA ELLI FAT (WINTER OF DISCONTENT) Egypt, 94'
Amr Waked, Salah Al Hanafy, Farah Youssef


FRÉDÉRIC FONTEYNE - TANGO LIBRE Belgium, France, Luxembourg, 105'
François Damiens, Sergi Lopez, Jan Hammenecker, Anne Paulicevich, Zacharie Chasseriaud

ALESSIO GIANNONE - LA SALA [SHORT FILM] Italy, 16'
Nicola Valenzano, Ketty Volpe, Gianfranco Gengari, Filomena La Vacca

IDAN HUBEL - MENATEK HA-MAIM (THE CUTOFF MAN) Israel, 76'
Moshe Ivgy, Naama Shapira, Tom Yefet

NICK KING - MARLA [SHORT FILM] Australia, 15'
Eddie Ritchard, Dale March, Lani Tupu

RUIJUN LI - GAOSU TAMEN, WO CHENG BAIHE QU LE (FLY WITH THE CRANE) China, 99'
Ma Xingchun, Lao Ma

TOBIAS LINDHOLM - KAPRINGEN (A HIJACKING) Denmark, 99'
Pilou Asbæk, Søren Malling

JAZMIN LOPEZ - LEONES Argentina, France, Netherlands, 80'
Julia Volpato, Pablo Sigal, Macarena Del Corro, Diego Vegezzi,Tomas Mackinlay

JAKE MAHAFFY - MIRACLE BOY [SHORT FILM] USA, 17'
Cameron Cannon, Carter Taylor, Adam DeLany, Tyler Cook

BERTRAND MANDICO - LIVING STILL LIFE [SHORT FILM] France, Belgium, Germany, 16'
Elina Löwensohn

SALVATORE MEREU - BELLAS MARIPOSAS Italy, 100'
Sara Podda, Maya Mulas, Micaela Ramazzotti

CONSTANCE MEYER - FRANK-ÉTIENNE VERS LA BÉATITUDE [SHORT FILM] France, 15'
Gérard Depardieu, Marina Foïs, Samir Guesmi

ROBERTO MINERVINI - LOW TIDE USA, Italy, Belgium, 92'
Daniel Blanchard, Melissa McKinney, Vernon Wilbanks

PAOLA MORABITO - I’M THE ONE [SHORT FILM] Australia, 14'
James Fraser, Maya Stange, Alan Dukes

CELIA RICO CLAVELLINO - LUISA NO ESTÁ EN CASA [SHORT FILM] Spain, 19'
Asunción Balaguer, Fernando Guillén, María Alfonsa Rosso

BERNARD ROSE - BOXING DAY UK, USA, 91'
Danny Huston, Matthew Jacobs

DJAMILA SAHRAOUI - YEMA Algeria, France, 90'
Djamila Sahraoui, Samir Yahia, Ali Zarif

CARLO SIRONI - CARGO [SHORT FILM] Italy, 15'
Lidiya Liberman, Flavius Gordea, Marius Bizau, Inga Chiriac

MING-LIANG TSAI - JINGANG JING (DIAMOND SUTRA) [SHORT FILM – CLOSING SCREENING] Chinese Taipei, 20'
Lee Kang-sheng

YESIM USTAOGLU - ARAF (ARAF. SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN) Turkey, 124'
Neslihan Atagül, Baris Hacihan, Özcan Denis, Nihal Yalçin, Ilgaz Kocatürk

KOJI WAKAMATSU - SENNEN NO YURAKU (THE MILLENNIAL RAPTURE) Japan, 118'
Shinobu Terajima, Shiro Sano, Kengo Kora, Sosuke Takaoka, Shota Sometani


BING WANG - SAN ZI MEI (THREE SISTERS) France, Hong Kong - China, 150'
(documentary)

MIN-YOUNG YOO - CHO-DE (INVITATION) [SHORT FILM] South Korea, 16'
Lee Sang-hee, Lee-Min-ji, An Young-hyun


YORGOS ZOIS - TITLOI TELOUS (OUT OF FRAME) [SHORT FILM] Greece, 10'


«80!»
Retrospective section on rare films from the Biennale’s Historical Archives


RENATO CASTELLANI - IL BRIGANTE (THE BRIGAND) (1961) Italy, 174'
Francesco Seminario, Adelmo Di Fraia, Mario Ierard, Serena Vergano, Anna Filippini, Giovanni Basile
VERA CHYTILOVÁ - PYTEL BLECH (A BAGFUL OF FLEAS) (1963) Czechoslovakia, 44'


MANUEL CONDE, SALVADOR LOU - GENGIS KHAN (1950) Philippines, 91'


GIANNI DA CAMPO - PAGINE CHIUSE (1968) Italy, 98'
Duilio Laurenti
JEAN DELANNOY - DIEU A BESOIN DES HOMMES (GOD NEEDS MEN) (1950) France, 100'


JULIJ JAKOVLEVIC RAJZMAN - POSLEDNJAJA NOC’ (THE LAST NIGHT) (1936) Urss, 100'

Nikolai Dorokhin Ivan Peltsee, Mariya Yarotskaya, Vladimir Popov, Alexey Konsovski, Vladimir Gribkov, Mikolai Rybnikov
RAOUL RUIZ - AHORA TE VAMOS A LLAMAR HERMANO (1971) Chile, 13'


CARLOS SAURA - STRESS-ES TRES-TRES (1968) Spain, 94'

Geraldine Chaplin, Juan Luis Galiardo, Fernando Cebrián, Porfiria Sanchíz
GREGORY SHUKER, JAMES DESMOND, NICHOLAS PROFERES - FREE AT LAST (1968) USA, 73'


VÁCLAV TÁBORSKÝ - ZABLÁCENÉ MESTO (MUD-COVERED CITY) (1963) Czechoslovakia, 8'


Venice Classics
A selection of restored classic films and documentaries on cinema

GOFFREDO ALESSANDRINI, FRANCESCO ROSI - CAMICIE ROSSE (1952)
Italy, 99'
Anna Magnani, Raf Vallone, Alain Cuny

JAMES BENNING - AMERICAN DREAMS (1984)
USA, 58'
(documentary)

INGMAR BERGMAN - FANNY & ALEXANDER (1982)
Sweden, 188'
Bertil Guve, Pernilla Allwin, Börje Ahlstedt

ISHMAEL BERNAL - HIMALA (1982)
Philippines, 124'
Nora Aunor, Veronica Palileo, Spanky Manikan

LUCIANO BERRIATÚA - LAS VERSIONES DE CAMPANADAS A MEDIANOCHE DE ORSON WELLES
Spain, 17'


PETER BROOK - TELL ME LIES (1968)
UK, 108'
Mark Jones, Pauline Munro, Robert Lloyd, Glenda Jackson

M. CANALE, F.FARINA, M.GIANNI, W.LABATE, A.MORRI - MONICELLI. LA VERSIONE DI MARIO [DOCUMENTARY]
Italy, 83'


MICHAEL CIMINO - HEAVEN’S GATE (1980)
USA, 219'
Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, John Hurt

ADOLFO CONTI - GLI ANNI DELLE IMMAGINI PERDUTE [DOCUMENTARY]
Italy, 87'


NOELLE DESCHAMPS - CONTEURS D'IMAGES [DOCUMENTARY]
France, 90'


CARL DUDLEY, R.GOLDSTONE, F.LYON, W.THOMPSON, B.WRANGELL - CINERAMA SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURE (1958)
USA, 143'
Diane Beardmore, Marlene Lizzio, Tommy Zahn

GIUSEPPE GIANNOTTI, ENRICO SALVATORI, DAVIDE SAVELLI - DAI NOSTRI INVIATI ALLA MOSTRA DI VENEZIA [DOCUMENTARY]
Italy, 52'


HOWARD HAWKS - GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1953)
USA, 91'
Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe and Charles Coburn

SOPHIE HUBER - HARRY DEAN STANTON PARTLY FICTION [DOCUMENTARY]
USA, Switzerland, 77'


KINOSHITA KEISUKE - KARUMEN KOKYO NI KAERU (1951)
Japan, 86'
Hideko Takamine, Shûji Sano, Chishû Ryû

EMILIO MAILLÉ - MIRADAS MULTIPLES [DOCUMENTARY]
Mexico, France, Spain, 90'


JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ - THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR (1947)
USA, 104'
Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, George Sanders

PIER PAOLO PASOLINI - PORCILE (1969)
Italy, 98'
Pierre Clémenti, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Alberto Lionello

LUCA MARIA PATELLA - TERRA ANIMATA (1967)
Italy, 7'



LUCA MARIA PATELLA - SKMP2 (1968)
Italy, 30'



FRANCESCO PATIERNO - PATIERNO - LA GUERRA DEI VULCANI [DOCUMENTARY]
Italy, 55'


ELIO PETRI - LA DECIMA VITTIMA (1965)
Italy, 93'
Marcello Mastroianni, Ursula Andress, Elsa Martinelli

ELIO PETRI - INDAGINE SU UN CITTADINO AL DI SOPRA DI OGNI SOSPETTO (1970)
Italy, 112'
Gian Maria Volonté, Florinda Bolkan, Gianni Santuccio

FRANCESCO ROSI - IL CASO MATTEI
Italy, 116'
Gian Maria Volonté, Luigi Squarzina, Gianfranco Ombuen

ROBERTO ROSSELLINI - STROMBOLI, TERRA DI DIO (1950)
Italy, 107'
Ingrid Bergman, Mario Vitale, Renzo Cesana

MICHAEL SINGH - VALENTINO'S GHOST [DOCUMENTARY]
USA, 95'


MONICA STRAMBINI - SEDIA ELETTRICA. IL MAKING OF DI IO E TE [DOCUMENTARY]
Italy, 50'


RENÉ VAUTIER - AVOIR 20 ANS DANS LES AURÈS (1972)
France, 100'
Alexandre Arcady, Hamid Djellouli, Philippe Léotard

ORSON WELLES - CAMPANADAS A MEDIANOCHE (1965)
Spain, 117'
Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Margaret Rutherford

BILLY WILDER - SUNSET BLVD. (1950)
USA, 110'
William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim



Special Screening



AMOS GITAI - CARMEL (2009) Israel, France, Italy, 93'
Keren Mor, Efratia Gitai, Keren Gitai, Ben Gitai, Makram Khoury, Amos Gitai



SIMONE MASSI - OMAGGIO A SIMONE MASSI Italy, 76'


PASQUALE SCIMECA - CONVITTO FALCONE Italy, 30'
Pietro D’agostino, Marcello Mazzarella, Donatella Finocchiaro, Guja Jelo, David Coco, Enrico Lo Verso, Vincenzo Albanese, Filippo Luna, Salvatore Sclafani, boys from “Giovanni Falcone” school



International Critics’ Week

A series of 7 films – debut works – independently organized by a commission nominated by the SNCCI

ALI AYDIN - KÜF (MOLD)
Turkey, Germany, 94'
Ercan Kesal, Muhammet Uzuner, Tansu Biçer



NATALIA BERISTAIN - NO QUIERO DORMIR SOLA (SHE DOESN’T WANT TO SLEEP ALONE)
Mexico, 83'
Mariana Gajá, Adriana Roel

XAN CASSAVETES - KISS OF THE DAMNED [CLOSING FILM – OUT-OF-COMPETITION SPECIAL EVENT]
USA, 97'
Josephine de la Baume, Milo Ventimiglia, Roxane Mesquida, Mike Rapaport, Anna Mouglalis, Riley Keuogh, Jonathan Caouette, Jay Brannan

TOM HEENE - WELCOME HOME
Belgium, 70'
Manah Depaw, Kurt Vandendriessche, Nader Farman, Felipe Mafasoli

SHU LIU - XIAO HE (LOTUS)
People's Republic of China, 90'
Tan Zhuo, Luo Kang, Guo Zhongyu, Xu Mingzhe

LUIGI LO CASCIO - LA CITTÀ IDEALE (THE IDEAL CITY)
Italy, 105'
Luigi Lo Cascio, Catrinel Marlon, Luigi Maria Burruano, Massimo Foschi, Alfonso Santagata, Aida Burruano, Roberto Herliztka

PAUL NEGOESCU - O LUNA IN THAILANDA (A MONTH IN THAILAND)
Romania, 90'
Andrei Mateiu, Ioana Anastasia Anton, Sinziana Nicola, Tudor Aaron Istodor, Raluca Aprodu, Victoria Raileanu, Ionut Grama, Sabina Posea



GABRIELA PICHLER - ÄTA SOVA DÖ (EAT SLEEP DIE)
Sweden, 103'
Nermina Lukac, Milan Dragišic, Jonathan Lampinen, Peter Fält, Ružica Pichler

NIR SA'AR, MAYA SARFATY, MOHAMMAD FUAD - WATER [OPENING FILM – OUT-OF-COMPETITION SPECIAL EVENT]
Israel/Palestine, France, 110'


Giornate degli Autori - Venice Days

Independent section promoted by the Italian Association of Filmmakers ANAC and 100 Autori

HIAM ABBASS - HERITAGE (INHERITANCE)
France, Israel, Turkey,
Hafsia Herzi, Hiam Abbass, Yussef Abu Warda, Ashraf Barhoum



SOLVEIG ANSPACH - QUEEN OF MONTREUIL
France,
Florence Loiret-Caille, Didda Jonsdottir, Úlfur Aegisson

ALESSANDRA CARDONE - MY FRIEND JOHNNY
Italy,

ZOE CASSAVETES - THE POWDER ROOM [WOMEN’S TALES]
Italy, UK,
Audrey Marnay, Caroline de Maigret, Line Gost, Sophie Vlaming



RUSUDAN CHKONIA - KEEP SMILING
France, Georgia, Luxembourg,
Ia Sukhitashvili, Gia Roinishvili, Olga Babluani



GIOVANNI CIONI - GLI INTREPIDI [CINEMA CORSARO]
Italy, 90'
Emma Parrini, Davide Guasti, Giovanni Martorana, Carlo Monti, Stefano Sarri



GIADA COLAGRANDE - THE WOMAN DRESS [WOMEN’S TALES]
Italy, USA,
Maya Sansa, Heather D´Angelo, Erika Forster, Annie Hart

GIADA COLAGRANDE - BOB WILSON’S LIFE AND DEATH OF MARINA ABRAMOVIC [SPECIAL EVENTS]
Italy,
Bob Wilson, Marina Abramovic, Willem Dafoe, Antony Hegarty



TONINO DE BERNARDI - IOLANDA, TRA BIMBA E CORSARA [CINEMA CORSARO]
Italy, 120'
Alberto Momo, Giulietta, Teresa, Caterina and Tommaso De Bernardi, Andrea Mantelli

MAYA DEREN, ALEXANDER HAMMID - MESHES OF AFTERNOON (1943) [WOMEN’S TALES]
USA,

ALESSIO DI ZIO - ROBERTO PELLEGRINAGGIO [CINEMA CORSARO]
Italy, 13'
Roberto Nobile



ALESSIO DI ZIO - RODOLFO VALENTINO - WORK IN PROGRESS [CINEMA CORSARO]
Italy, 10'
Rodolfo Valentino

AGOSTINO FERRENTE, GIOVANNI PIPERNO - LE COSE BELLE
Italy,

JESPER GANSLANDT - BLONDIE
Sweden,
Carolina Gynning, Marie Goranzon, Helena af Sandeberg

SYLVAIN GEORGE - VERS MADRID (PEOPLE HAVE THE POWER)! - WORK IN PROGRESS [CINEMA CORSARO]
France,

ENRICO GHEZZI - CARTA BIANCA A ENRICO GHEZZI [CINEMA CORSARO]
Italy,

UGO GREGORETTI - LE TIGRI DI MOMPRACEM (1974) [CINEMA CORSARO]
Italy, 80'
Gigi Proietti, Carlo Hinterman, Tony Di Mitri



KYU-HWAN JEON - THE WEIGHT
South Korea,
Cho Jae-hyun, Zia

GIOVANNI MADERNA, MAURO SANTINI - CARMELA, SALVATA DAI FILIBUSTIERI [CINEMA CORSARO]
Italy, 78'
Mimmo and Sussò Boccuni, Carmela Lupoli



AMIR MANOR - HAYUTA VE BERL (EPILOGUE)
Israel,
Yosef Carmon, Rivka Gur

VINCENZO MARRA - IL GEMELLO
Italy,
Raffaele Costagliola, Domenico ManziLUCRECIA MARTEL - MUTA [WOMEN’S TALES]
Italy, Argentina, Paraguay,



MASBEDO - TRALALA
Italy,

ENRICO MASI - THE GOLDEN TEMPLE
Italy, UK,

STEFANO MORDINI - ACCIAIO
Italy,
Michele Riondino, Vittoria Puccini, Matilde Giannini, Anna Bellezza



ANDREA PARENA - NOZZE D'AGOSTO
Italy,

STEFANO PISTOLINI - FRANCESCO DE GREGORI. FINESTRE ROTTE
Italy,
Francesco De Gregori, Vasco Brondi, Cristina Donà, Giovanna Marini, Ambrogio Sparagna

SARAH POLLEY - STORIES WE TELL
Canada,

COSTANZA QUATRIGLIO - TERRAMATTA. IL NOVECENTO ITALIANO DI VINCENZO RABITO ANALFABETA SICILIANO [SPECIAL EVENTS]
Italy,
Roberto Nobile (voce narrante)



EMILIANO RUSSO, RITA DE DONATO, ANTONIO LIGAS - 6 SULL’AUTOBUS [SPECIAL EVENTS]
Italy,
Maria Paiato, Margherita Buy, Manuela Mandracchia, Simona Marchini, Pino Quartullo, Luigi Lo Cascio, Sergio Rubini





CORSO SALANI - ALTROVE [CINEMA CORSARO]
Italy,

ALESSANDRO SCILLITANI - IL RISVEGLIO DEL FIUME SEGRETO. IN VIAGGIO SUL PO CON PAOLO RUMIZ
Italy,

MARCO SEGATO - L’UOMO CHE AMAVA IL CINEMA [SPECIAL EVENTS]
Italy,

MASSY TADJEDIN - IT’S GETTING LATE [WOMEN’S TALES]
Italy, USA,

FILIPPO VENDEMMIATI - NON MI AVETE CONVINTO [SPECIAL EVENTS]
Italy,

MARC-HENRI WAJNBERG - KINSHASA KIDS
Belgium, France,
José Mawanda, Rachel Mwanza, Emmanuel Fakoko, Bebson de la rue




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