Tuesday, April 30, 2013

JENNY, ROSSETTO, BARCELLINI, FIORIN, NIKOLOVA and CAMERA




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JENNY and Team Imoco Volley Conegliano

*Tomorrow will be the final game. It will be at 8:30pm(Italian Time).
*Please pray for JENNY and her team.
*Fight! Fight! Fight!
*Girls you have to concentrate on this one. This is the game of your life.
*God bless them.



Unendo Yamamay Busto Arsizio-Imoco Volley Conegliano

Continua il sogno dell’Imoco Volley, che dopo aver sorpassato lo scoglio di Villa Cortese bei quarti di finale, è riuscita a portare alla “bella” la squadra campione in carica e dominatrice della regular season, la Yamamay Busto Arsizio, vincendo con autorità ieri sera al Palaverde di fronte a 5104 spettatori (record stagionale del volley femminile italiano) la gara2 per 3-1 con una prova che ha riscattato il 3-0 Yamamay di gara1. sarà la sesta sfida stagionale tra le due squadre, finora 3 vittorie di Busto e 2 vittorie di Conegliano, la gara di domani darà alla vincente l’accesso alla Finale Scudetto. Inizio gara alle 20.30, diretta televisiva su Rai Sport 1, radiofonica su Radio Conegliano (e su www.radioconegliano.it). Tutto ok per la squadra di coach Gaspari, che oggi pomeriggio ha raggiunto Busto Arsizio per preparare al meglio questa decisiva gara3.
Le Pantere verranno seguite da un centinaio almeno di tifosi al PalaYamamay, per informazioni sulla trasferta organizzata dal club NPU (partenza domani alle 14.30 dal parcheggio dell’Interspar a Conegliano) tel. a Paolone 389 8321644 o Fabione 338 1273581.

Parla Marco Gaspari, allenatore della Imoco Volley: “Abbiamo giocato benissimo, ormai il Palaverde è veramente la nostra casa e qui dentro abbiamo fatto partite super con una cornice di pubblico fantastica come ieri sera. Peccato che gara 3 ce la giochiamo a Busto, in casa nostra sarebbe stato diverso, ma ovviamente è giusto così. Rispetto a gara1 la mia squadra è stata disciplinata e ha avuto il giusto approccio alla partita, a Busto nella prima non era andata così. Sembrerò presuntuoso ma a Villa nei quarti di finale dopo gara uno persa dissi che “mi basterebbe vincere gara 3”, la stessa cosa l’ho detta a Busto in gara uno dopo la sconfitta 3-0. I play off sono così, bisogna saper prendere l’occasione quando passa, noi ora ce l’abbiamo e abbiamo il dovere di provarci, pur sapendo che la grande favorite resta la Yamamay, squadra costruita per vincere e con una panchina lunghissima. Comunque noi se giochiamo la nostra pallavolo ce la giochiamo con chiunque, è una realtà e di questo sono tanto orgoglioso, ora dobbiamo solo ricaricare le pile e prepararci per un’altra battaglia, ben sapendo cosa dobbiamo fare per cercare un’altra impresa.”

Gli fa eco Vale Fiorin, ottima la sua gara2 al Palaverde con 16 punti (miglior bomber) e percentuali di tutto rispetto in attacco e ricezione: “Siamo contentissime per come è andata ieri, particolarmente per il pubblico perché oltre ad essere numeroso era veramente partecipe ci hanno sempre sostenuto dalla prima palla e nei momenti importanti. Siamo riuscite ad imparare dai nostri errori, purtroppo gara uno come nei quarti non ci ha trovato pronte mentalmente, ma l’importante è che anche in questa semifiinale ci siamo svegliate con una grande reazione. Siamo 1-1 e gara3 ha una storia a sè, saremo certamente più pronte rispetto alla prima: riuscire a fare l’impresa lì a Busto sul campo della Yamamay sarebbe stupendo, un sogno. Quello che è certo è che ci proviamo!“




source:imocovolley.it

May 01, 2013

Amira Casar
Catherine Frot
Ms. Danielle Darrieux
Joanna Lumley
Julie Benz
Wes Anderson
Jodhi May
Tim McGraw
Ms. Una Stubbs
Mr. Stephen Macht
Tawnni Cable
John Diehl
Carrie Stevens
Boni Yanagisawa
Ana Claudia Talancón
Scott Coffey
Bertie Gilbert
Tiffany Fallon
Douglas Barr
Isabel Glasser
Farah Fath
Rita Coolidge
Ms. Judy Collins
Hélène Fillières
Conrad E. Palmisano
Kelly Bensimon
Nellie Bellflower
Ray Parker Jr.



Happy Birthday guys. God bless.


Marija Karan




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April 29, 2013

Daniel Day-Lewis
Michelle Pfeiffer
Uma Thurman
Jerry Seinfeld
Taylor Cole
Marija Karan
Kate Mulgrew
Kate Nauta
Paul Adelstein
Eve Plumb
Derek Mears
Marc Coppola
Nora Dunn
Phillip Noyce
Mr. Jean Rochefort
Mr. Max Cullen
Laura Harrington
April Telek
Master P
Barbora Bobulova
Richard Kline
Bre Blair
Peter Storm Michaelsen
Crystal Hefner
Andre Agassi
Carnie Wilson
Anita Dobson
Ms. Gay Hamilton
Marc Clotet



Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Mr. Jack Shea We Salute You

Director, producer, writer and former DGA president Jack Shea, died yesterday of complications from Alzheimer’s in Tarzana, CA, according to his wife Patt. He was 84. Shea, a New York City native, served three terms as Directors Guild of America president from 1997-2002. Under his watch, the DGA addressed runaway production, encouraged diversity in hiring, formed an Independent Directors Committee and negotiated landmark deals including the historic “blended contract.” One of the original organizers and a past president of the Radio and Television Directors Guild, the precursor to the DGA, Shea encouraged the merger of the RTDG with the Screen Directors Guild in 1960 to form the DGA. In 1992, he was awarded the DGA’s Robert Aldrich Award for “40 years of extraordinary service.” His 40-year television directing and producing career included episodes of The Jeffersons, Silver Spoons, The Ropers, Sanford & Son and Designing Women for which he received an Emmy nomination. His other credits include The Charmings, Growing Pains, The Waltons, Valerie’s Family, The Royal Family, The Golden Girls, Punky Brewster and Full House. Shea also had a longtime professional relationship with Bob Hope, directing many holiday and comedy specials from 1956-1966, including many specials taped overseas.



RIP


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La Reine Beatrix, nouvelle Roi des Pays-Bas and La nouvelle reine Maxima



La nouvelle reine Maxima, la Reine Beatrix et le nouveau roi des Pays-Bas lors du dîner organisé lundi 29 avril pour l'abdication de la reine et l'intronisation du Prince Willem Alexander.



La reine Maxima et le roi Willem-Alexander des Pays-Bas.



Le Prince Willem-Alexander vient d'être couronné Roi des Pays-Bas. C'est lundi soir, que sa mère, la Reine Beatrix a rendu sa couronne à l'occasion d'un dîner donné au Rijksmuseum d'Amsterdam en présence de nombreuses têtes couronnées.

Ce soir-là pourtant, l'épouse de son héritier, Maxima, lui a piqué la vedette en osant le rouge passion. La nouvelle reine semble visiblement bien décidée à prendre sa place parmi les souverains stylés. Kate Middleton n'a qu'à bien se tenir.

Elle l'avait annoncé à la fin du mois de janvier, la Reine Beatrix a abdiqué au profit de son fils le Prince Willem Alexander faisant de son épouse, la Princesse Maxima, la nouvelle reine. A en juger par son apparition lors du dîner d'abdication donné hier soir, la demoiselle a décidé de jouer également les reines du style. Elle en a en effet mis plein la vue aux nombreux convives en s'affichant avec une robe rouge passion Valentino, maison italienne qu'elle avait déjà choisie pour son mariage en 2002.

Bustier, la pièce est composée d'une ceinture en sequins et d'une cascade de volants lui dessinant une silhouette interminable. Très chic, elle porte également un long voile coordonné tombant sur ses épaules. En de telles circonstances, impossible de faire l'impasse sur les accessoires et surtout les bijoux. En vrai tête couronnée, la Princesse Maxima illumine donc sa tenue avec l'indispensable diadème, une parure et enfin des bracelets, le tout scintillant sous les flashs. Touche final de ce look royal, une pochette rouge pour une parfaite harmonie.


*Congrats to the new King and Queen. God bless.
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Mr. B.B. King & Mr. Eric Clapton--The Thrill Is Gone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07aFEdXa3bo

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Mr. B.B. King & Mr. Eric Clapton--The Thrill Is Gone


The Thrill is gone
Thrill is gone away
Thrill is gone baby
The thrill is gone away
you done me wrong baby
And you'll be sorry someday

Thrill is gone
The thrill is gone away from me
The thrill is gone
The thrill is gone away from me
Although I'll still live on
But so lonely I'll be

Thrill is gone
I'm away for good
The thrill is gone
I'm away for good
Someday I know baby
Just like I know I should



I'm free now baby
I'm free from your spell
I'm free, free now baby
I'm free from your spell
And now that it's over
All I can do is wish you well



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April 30, 2013

Lars von Trier
Gal Gadot
Jane Campion
Adrian Pasdar
Mr. Burt Young
Mr. Willie Nelson
Jacques Audiard
Paul Gross
T.T. Boy
Deanna Brooks
Ana de Armas
Perry King
Halit Ergenç
Akon
Justine Miceli
Beata Pozniak
Thom Bray
Birthe Neumann
Lloyd Banks
Carla Collins





Happy Birthday guys. God bless.





Johnny Galecki

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Dianna Agron



Happy Birthday. God bless.

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Ms. Cloris Leachman

Happy Birthday Ms. Leachman. God bless you.

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge




Happy Wedding Anniversary. God bless.


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Rocky Musical by Josh Grossberg




The Italian Stallion's gonna fly now—all the way to Broadway!
Rocky the musical, a stage adaptation of Sylvester Stallone's 1976 Oscar-winning classic about a beloved Philadelphia fighter, will open on the Great White Way next spring, it was announced Sunday.
Sly and his fellow producers confirmed the production will begin previews at the historic Winter Garden Theatre in February 2014 before curtains rise officially in March.

Rocky the musical had its world premiere in Hamburg, Germany, and was an instant critical and commercial hit as it told the story of the beloved underdog boxer who gets a once-in-a-lifetime shot in the ring with the heavyweight champ Apollo Creed while finding love with everyone's favorite spinster, Adrian.
Alex Timbers (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) will direct from a book by Stallone and Thomas Meehan, who won a Tony for cowriting The Producers. Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens wrote the score, which, natch, will feature songs and music from the movie including Bill Conti's "Gonna Fly Now" theme and Survivor's Rocky III anthem "Eye of the Tiger."
Check out the video about the making of the musical Rocky below.
Let's hope it's a knockout!



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Kirsten Dunst




Happy Birthday. God bless.

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The Beatles - One After 909 (Anthology Version)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFIMfrFNzT0

The Beatles - One After 909 (Anthology Version)

Well my baby said she's trav'ling on the one after 909
She said move over honey she's travelling on that line
She said move over once, move over twice
Come on baby don't be cold as ice
She said she's trav'ling on the one after 909

Well I begged her not to go and I begged her on my bended knees,
You're only fooling around, you're fooling around with me
She said move over once, move over twice
Come on baby don't be cold as ice
She said she's trav'ling on the one after 909


Pick up my bag, run to the station
Railman says you've got the the wrong location yeah
Pick up my bag, run right home
Then I find you got the number wrong

Well she said she's trav'ling on the one after 909
She said move over honey I'm travelling on that line
She said move over once, move over twice
Come on baby don't be cold as ice
She said she's trav'ling on the one after 909

Well my baby said she's trav'ling on the one after 909
She said move over honey she's travelling on that line
She said move over once, move over twice
Come on baby don't be cold as ice
She said she's trav'ling on the one after 909


She said she's trav'ling on the one after 909
She said she's trav'ling on the one after 909
She said she's trav'ling on the one after 909


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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge plus Prince Harry



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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge plus Prince Harry by Rebecca Macatee

Look at those gorgeous Muggles!
On Friday, Prince William, Prince Harry and Kate Middleton (plus her adorable baby bump) got a tour of the Harry Potter and Batman exhibits at the launch of Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, England.
There, the royal trio checked out set memorabilia and props from the beloved films. Per The Telegraph, William joked, "Harry is just happy to have seen a real-life talking owl. I haven't told him yet that Harry Potter isn't real." (Uh, Eton was no Hogwarts, but that doesn't mean H.P. isn't real, Wills!)

The dad-to-be also checked out the real batmobile, asking, "You don't do baby seats for these cars, do you?"
But it wasn't just a play day for the princes and princess. The Duke of Cambridge also launched the Prince William Scholarships in Film, Television and Games. The scholarships, valued at £10,000 ($15,000) each, will help cover the costs of postgraduate courses in film for U.K. students.
Magical, indeed!



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Cream - Strange Brew

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

Comments:Not suitable for kids

Cream - Strange Brew

Strange brew -- killin' what's inside of you.

She's a witch of trouble in electric blue,
In her own mad mind she's in love with you.
With you.
Now what you gonna do?
Strange brew -- killin' inside of you.

She's some kind of demon messing in the glue.
If you don't watch out it'll stick to you.
To you.
What kind of fool are you?
Strange brew -- killin' inside of you.

On a boat in the middle of a raging sea,
She would make a scene for it all to be
Ignored.
And wouldn't you be bored?
Strange brew -- killin' inside of you.

Strange brew, strange brew, strange brew, strange brew.
Strange brew -- killin' inside of you.



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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Penélope Cruz

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Bridget Moynahan

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Mary McDonnell

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Jorge Garcia

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Elisabeth Röhm

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Kari Wuhrer

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Ms. Ann-Margret

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday Ms. Ann-Margret.

God bless you.

Jay Leno

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Paul Guilfoyle

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

John Pankow

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Donna Feldman

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Jeannine Bisignano

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Anna Anka

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Rebekah Kochan

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Jessica Alba

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Queen Elizabeth II

Better late than never.

Belated Happy Birthday Your Majesty.

God bless you.

April 26, 2013

Mr. Bobby Rydell
Giancarlo Esposito
Joan Chen
Giorgio Moroder
Keith Campbell
India Summer
Marianne Jean-Baptiste
Andy Secombe
Warren Clarke
Koo Stark
Ryan O'Donohue
Liliana Rodriguez
Mr. Gordon Hunt
Klára Issová
Annie Starke
Ron Donachie

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.


Kevin James

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Tom Welling

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Tess Daly




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April 27, 2013

Arielle Dombasle
Jenna-Louise Coleman
Ari Graynor
William Moseley
Anna Skellern
Xavier Gens
Sheena Easton
Emma Taylor-Isherwood
Ingrid Rogers
Neil Pearson
Lisa Wilcox
Cuba Gooding
Ace Frehley
Schae Harrison
Tess Daly
Susan Olsen
Teresa DePriest
Ashleigh Sterling
Federico Jusid
Laura Bro


Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Natalie Portman



Un hiver à Central Park


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Natalie Portman




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Natalie Portman





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Thor : Le Monde des ténèbres

http://www.allocine.fr/video/player_gen_cmedia=19505684&cfilm=193108.html



Stars
Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Kat Dennings, Idris Elba

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La Fleur de l'âge




Réalisé par Nick Quinn

Avec
Pierre Arditi, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Julie Ferrier, Audrey Fleurot

Synopsis et détails

Gaspard Dassonville a 63 ans. Son style de vie en a la moitié : producteur de télévision réputé, il accumule les compagnes trentenaires et s’obstine à ignorer tout signe de vieillissement. Mais le grand âge lui tombe dessus avec fracas : Gaspard est contraint d’accueillir chez lui son père Hubert, devenu dépendant. Vieillard indomptable, Hubert vient perturber l’arrangement de son fils avec une jeunesse illusoire. Le duo se transforme en trio avec l’arrivée de Zana, aide-soignante aux références douteuses et à l’imagination débridée. Fascinés chacun à sa manière par cette femme peu conventionnelle, père et fils s’affrontent et se redécouvrent.



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L'eau froide



Réalisé par Olivier Assayas

Avec
Virginie Ledoyen, Cyprien Fouquet, Laszlo Szabo


Synopsis et détails

Dans la France du début des années 70, le difficile apprentissage de la vie d'adulte pour deux adolescents mal aimés, Christine et Gilles. La première, placée en hôpital psychiatrique par son père, s'enfuit pour rejoindre le second à une soirée qui se tient dans une maison abandonnée. Là, les deux jeunes gens décident de partir en Lozère.

Storyline

Gilles and Christine a boy and a girl live in the outskirts of Paris, their families are ineffective and distant and they lead a purposeless life. They steal some records in a supermarket but she is caught and sent to a nursing home by force by her parents. She escapes and follows Gilles to a house where some other youths live. They then decide to go south: Christine has been told there is a commune there, where artists live. So they head south sleeping rough... Written by Salvatore Santangelo


Review by lazarillo (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) / posted 19 February 2012
This is an interesting film about two teenage French lovers, both from troubled homes. The boy has the typical, at times overbearing and at other times inattentive, divorced father. The girls' home-life is much worse. Her father gains custody of her just so he can commit her to an institution. Her mother is well-meaning, but has troubles of her own, being mixed up with Scientology and a violence-prone Muslim boyfriend. After the girl escapes from the institution, the pair rendezvous at a party/bonfire at an abandoned house (an interesting scene that takes up nearly the whole middle third of the movie); they then go on the lam together.

America/Hollywood has made many (really way too many) movies about teens, most of which are typically saccharine and very cliché-ridden. The French, on the other hand, often make movies with teens (especially teen girls) who are worldly and sophisticated beyond their years and typically involved in sexual affairs with angst-filled middle-age men. This movie really avoids either of these tedious moulds, and given that, and the general lack of over-the-top drama, this one of the more realistic teen movies I've seen, either from France OR America. Given the music, I think it might have been set sometime before 1994 (maybe the 70's) and could have been a personal story for the filmmakers.

French beauty Virginie Ledoyen is, of course, much more attractive than your typical alienated teenage girl, even given a startling scene where she gives herself a very bad haircut on-screen while her emotionally disturbed character is wandering around the house party (to the tune of Janis Joplin's rendition of "Me and Bobbi McGee"). Her bad haircut and surprisingly very decent acting almost make her seem like a normal troubled teen girl for awhile.

I know less about the young actor playing the boy, but he's very decent too. The adults in the movie are believably ineffectual while the teens and teen extras are believably inarticulate (it's nice not to hear the kind of precocious trendy teen-speak that American movies are always lousy with).

I've seen a lot of French movies about teens recently (or, at least, ridiculous sexy French teen girls) like "Noce Blanche" and "Elisa" (with Vanessa Paradis and Gerard Depardieu), "La Boum" (with a young Sophie Marceau), and "L'Ennui" (with Sophie Guillemin). This may or may not be the best, but it is certainly the most realistic.


Janis Joplin - Me & Bobby McGee

Busted flat in Baton Rouge, waiting for a train
And I's feeling nearly as faded as my jeans.
Bobby thumbed a diesel down just before it rained,
It rode us all the way to New Orleans.

I pulled my harpoon out of my dirty red bandanna,
I was playing soft while Bobby sang the blues yeah.
Windshield wipers slapping time, I was holding Bobby's hand in mine,
We sang every song that driver knew.

Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose,
Nothing don't mean nothing honey if it ain't free, now now.
And feeling good was easy, Lord, when he sang the blues,
You know feeling good was good enough for me,
Good enough for me and my Bobby McGee.

From the Kentucky coal mines to the California sun,
Hey, Bobby shared the secrets of my soul.
Through all kinds of weather, through everything we done,
Hey Bobby baby, kept me from the cold.

One day up near Salinas,I let him slip away,
He's looking for that home and I hope he finds it,
But I'd trade all of my tomorrows for just one yesterday
To be holding Bobby's body next to mine.

Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose,
Nothing, that's all that Bobby left me, yeah,
But feeling good was easy, Lord, when he sang the blues,
Hey, feeling good was good enough for me, hmm hmm,
Good enough for me and my Bobby McGee.

La la la, la la la la, la la la, la la la la
La la la la la Bobby McGee.
La la la la la, la la la la la
La la la la la, Bobby McGee, la.

La La la, la la la la la la,
La La la la la la la la la, ain`t no bumb on my bobby McGee yeah.
Na na na na na na na na, na na na na na na na na na na na
Hey now Bobby now, Bobby McGee, yeah.

Lord, I'm calling my lover, calling my man,
I said I'm calling my lover just the best I can,
C'mon, hey now Bobby yeah, hey now Bobby McGee, yeah,
Lordy Lordy Lordy Lordy Lordy Lordy Lordy Lord
Hey, hey, hey, Bobby McGee, Lord!

Yeah! Whew!

Lordy Lordy Lordy Lordy Lordy Lordy Lordy Lord
Hey, hey, hey, Bobby McGee.


Janis Joplin - Me & Bobby McGee
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXV_QjenbDw

Comments:Not suitable for kids






Alice Cooper-School's out

Well we got no choice all the girls and boys
Makin' all that noise 'cause they found new toys
Well we can't salute ya can't find a flag
if that don't suit ya that's a drag
School's out for summer
School's out forever
school's been blown to pieces

No more pencils no more books no more teacher's dirty looks yeah
Well we got no class and we got no principals and we got no innocence
We can't even think of a word that rhymes
School's out for summer
School's out forever
school's been blown to pieces

No more pencils no more books no more teacher's dirty looks
Out for summer out till fall we might not come back at all
School's out forever
school's out for summer
School's out with fever
School's out completely


Alice Cooper-School's out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qga5eONXU_4


Comments:Not suitable for kids


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James Le Gros

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Sally Hawkins

Happy Birthday. God bless.

By TOM PETERKIN

THE number of women out of work is rising and predicted to hit a 25-year high, while unemployment among men is falling, creating a “female unfriendly” labour market, new research claims today.


A report by equality campaigners warns that the UK government’s economic policies are leaving women behind with almost two out of three new private-sector jobs going to men.

The study has been conducted by the Fawcett Society, the organisation that campaigns for women’s equality rights on pay, pensions, justice and politics.

The society warns that unless action is taken, the labour market will be characterised by “persistent and rising levels” of women’s unemployment, diminishing pay levels for women, and a widening of the gender pay gap.

The study found that almost three times as many women as men have become long-term unemployed in the past two and a half years – 103,000 women compared with 37,000 men.




Women have borne the brunt of cuts to the public-sector workforce so far, the society’s report said, adding that women’s unemployment could reach 1.48 million by 2018 – the highest level for quarter of a century.

When the initial recession officially ended in the final quarter of 2010, men’s unemployment stood at 1,525,00. Since that point, it has fallen by 7.33 per cent to 1,413,000. In the same period, women’s unemployment has risen by 11.88 per cent – from 962,000 to 1,076,00.

Speaking ahead of the report’s publication, Ceri Goddard, chief executive of the Fawcett Society, said: “While unemployment has fallen overall, our research shows that the situation for women is bleak. Female unemployment has started to rise – and this will continue unless the government does more than tinker around the edges of this issue.

“The government’s various plans for growth continue to leave many women behind, with the majority of new jobs being created in the private sector going to men. At the same time, those women who do find work in this sector are likely to face lower wages and a wider gender pay gap.

“This ‘head-in-the-sand’ approach ignores the fact that women are now nearly half the workforce – and has serious consequences.

“If the government doesn’t address this growing problem, we risk returning to a much more male-dominated labour market, with record numbers of women unemployed, those in work typically earning less, and the gap in pay between women and men beginning to grow instead of shrink. Not only is this bad for women, it’s hugely damaging for our economy. We are calling on the government to take immediate action.”

The report, The Changing Labour Market: Delivering for Women, Delivering for Growth, will be presented to the all-
party parliamentary group on sex equality in the House of Commons. It will demand the UK government implements a women’s employment strategy.

The minister for equalities, Lib Dem MP Jo Swinson, will respond to the findings on behalf of the UK government.

Last night, Cathy Jamieson, the Labour MP for Kilmarnock and Loudoun, said the report raised serious concerns about the fate of women in the workplace.

She said: “It is really concerning that this study found that almost three times as many women as men have become long-term unemployed in the last two and a half years.

“Labour has repeatedly highlighted that women are suffering an unfair share of the pain caused by the government’s failed economic policies.

“With the report suggesting women’s unemployment could reach 1.48 million by 2018, it is time for the government to change course and ensure women are not left behind or left out of the jobs market.”

The report also pointed out there was a gender gap when it came to pay with women accounting for two- thirds of those on the minimum wage.

Maria Miller, minister for women and equalities, said: “The government is incredibly focused on this issue and we now have more women in work than ever before – and the cultural shift is happening.

“The gender pay gap is closing and the number of women employed is a third of a million higher than when the coalition came to office. The workplace was designed by men, for men, and as we have seen, times have changed, and if we want women to achieve their full potential then we need to make sure the workplace is modernised.”

The Scottish Government 
argued that the gender imbalance in Scotland was not as severe as in the UK as a whole.

A spokesman said: “The latest labour market statistics published by the Office for National Statistics show that over the past year, the number of women in employment in Scotland has increased by 6,000 whilst the number of women unemployed has decreased by 21,000.

“Scotland is outperforming the rest of the UK on overall employment with the latest figures showing the largest rise in people in employment for 12 years.

“We share the Fawcett Society’s concerns that the UK’s plans for growth are failing to deliver whilst their austerity drive hits women hard.”

In its analysis, the Fawcett Society also found that fewer than half of the private-sector jobs created since the first quarter of 2010 have gone to women. Of the 1,254,000 jobs created in the private sector since the first quarter of 2010, men have filled some 60 per cent of posts (752,000). Women took the remaining 40 per cent.

There was more bad news for women in the public sector with females bearing the brunt of the UK cuts to the public sector.

The report said that 75 per cent of those cuts were yet to come. It estimated that a total of 929,000 jobs will be lost in the public sector by 2018 as spending is cut. Some 230,000 of these have already been lost, leaving 699 000 to go. Of the 230,000 jobs already gone, women have made up the majority of those made unemployed – 57.5 per cent versus 42.5 per cent for men. The report said that if the skewed impact continues, some 400,000 – 57.5 per cent of 699,000 – more women will lose their jobs in the public sector over the next four years.

If they do not find alternative work, the current 1.08 million women facing unemployment will see this further 400,000 join their ranks, taking the total to 1.48 million by 2018. To put this figure in context, the highest number of women unemployed since records began occurred in the second quarter of 1984 when the figure reached 1.34 million.



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Mr. Casey Kasem

Happy Birthday Mr. Kasem. God bless you.

Ms. Anouk Aimée




Happy Birthday Ms. Aimée. God bless you.

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Gwyneth Paltrow




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Duchess of Cambridge




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Mr. George Jones We Salute You




RIP



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Mr. George Jones We Salute You

by Josh Grossberg and Joal Ryan


Mr. George Jones, the country music great whose earnest baritone-voice and signature songs like "He Stopped Loving Her Today" influenced generations of artists, died today in Nashville, Tenn.
He was 81.
Jones' publicist tells E! News that the legendary singer passed away at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he had been hospitalized since last Thursday after coming down with a slight fever and irregular blood pressure. The immediate cause of death is unknown.

"Really REALLY bad news. We've lost a country music legend. And I've lost a hero and a friend. Goodbye George Jones," fellow country star Blake Shelton tweeted.
Added Keith Urban: "If I'm blessed enough to make it there, I look forward to you giving me the grand tour. Rest in peace George Jones!!!!!"
Jones' career stretched back to the 1950s when he cowrote his first hit, the twangy "Why Baby Why." During that time, the singer recorded more than 150 albums and scored a slew of No. 1 hits, among them "White Lightning," "Tender Years," "Walk Through This World With Me" and "Still Doin' Time."

Jones' sound was no-nonsense, no-frills and, above all, influential. Admirers included Garth Brooks, George Straight and Dolly Parton.
Off the stage, Jones was a legend, too—a hard-living legend. He drank, he partied, he married, he divorced, he crashed cars, he drove a lawn mower to a liquor store and, occasionally, he wound up in jail.
One of Jones' stormiest periods was the six-year stretch when he was married to Tammy Wynette, the country queen of "Stand By Your Man" fame. The couple had a child together, fought together and made music together before splitting in 1975. Wynette died in 1998.

Jones sobered up with the help of his fourth and final wife, the former Nancy Sepulveda. He even recorded a song that poked fun at his once-notorious habit of missing concerts. Its title was the same as his nickname, "No-Show Jones."
"With age and time and learning the hard way, we've finally grown up," Jones said in 1984.
In 1999, however, Jones nearly died in an alcohol-related accident involving his SUV and the bridge he drove his SUV into.
"Truthfully, the struggle never ends," Jones said at the time.

Born Sept. 12, 1931, in Texas, Jones was a survivor, who continued to perform into his 80s and who lived long enough to reap the rewards of his run, including tributes from the Kennedy Center Honors and induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
In 2012, Jones was hospitalized with an upper-respiratory infection and forced to cancel concert dates.
"I've had a lot of luck, and I can't complain," Jones said in a 2009 interview. "I've had a really great career."
Country music would not disagree.


RIP


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Led Zeppelin - Boogie With Stu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoS-jmAners

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"Boogie with Stu" (Bonham, Jones, Page, Plant, Ian Stewart, and Mrs. Valens)

*is credited to "Mrs. Valens, mother of Ritchie Valens". The credit came about after the band had heard Valens' mother never received any royalties from any of her son's hits.
*John Bonham, Ian Stewart and Mrs. Valens--We Salute You Guys, RIP



source:↑ Lewis, Dave (2003). Led Zeppelin: The 'Tight but Loose' Files: Celebration II (1st ed.). London: Omnibus Press. p. 21. ISBN 1-84449-056-4.↑ Lewis, Dave (2003). Led Zeppelin: The 'Tight but Loose' Files: Celebration II (1st ed.). London: Omnibus Press. p. 21. ISBN 1-84449-056-4.↑ Lewis, Dave (2003). Led Zeppelin: The 'Tight but Loose' Files: Celebration II (1st ed.). London: Omnibus Press. p. 21. ISBN 1-84449-056-4/ask.com

Led Zeppelin - Boogie With Stu

Been in town, my baby, We just got to rock on
Yeah yeah yeah yeah,
darling, we just got to go home
I don't want no tutti-frutti, no lollipop
Come on, baby, just rock, rock, rock

Yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah, honey
We've been shakin' all night
Oh, darlin', we just got to roll
Ooh, my head... rock on
rock on

Hey babe, hey babe (repeat)

I don't want no tutti-frutti, no lollipop
Come on baby, just rock, rock, rock
Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh
Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh
Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh

I don't want no tutti-frutti, no lollipop
Come on baby, just rock on
Yeah

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Friday, April 26, 2013

NEIL YOUNG-- Oh Lonesome Me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN3Jt8C-F0A

NEIL YOUNG-- Oh Lonesome Me


Everybody's going out
And having fun
I'm a fool for staying home
And having none
I can't get over how she set me free,
Oh lonesome me

There must be some way
That I can lose these lonesome blues
Forget about the past and
Find someone new
I've thought of everything from A to Z
Oh lonesome me

I'll bet she's not like me
She's out and fancy free
Flirting with the boys with all her charms
But I still love her so, and brother
Don't you know, I'd welcome her right back here in my arms


There must be some way
That I can lose these lonesome blues
Forget about my past and
Find someone new
I can't get over how she set me free,
Oh lonesome me

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Jennifer Lawrence




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Jennifer Lawrence




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Jennifer Lawrence




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Jennifer Lawrence by Natalie Finn

In case you had your doubts, Jennifer Lawrence has been gorgeous—and fabulously photogenic—for a very long time.
Oh, and her personality isn't too bad, either.
E! News has exclusively obtained some of the Silver Lining Playbook star's early, high-fashion-style modeling pics, taken by photographer Chris Kaufman long before the Hollywood darling was on Oscar's radar.


The Louisville, Ky.-based photog told news agency Coleman-Rayner that he met Lawrence when she was 12 and she "had a maturity beyond her years." That, and he reminded her of none other than supermodel Gisele Bündchen!


"When I first took her picture, I stopped shooting and I turned to my assistant and said, 'You don't see people move like that,'" Kaufman recalled. "I was thinking she moved like Gisele, and I've seen Gisele in person. It was like, 'Where did you get this ability?'"
He also was not at all surprised that Lawrence ended up becoming an Oscar winner at 22.
"She's the kind of girl who tells you what's on her mind," Kaufman said. "She's not going to care what she says, and the charm of her is that she will tell you what she's thinking. She will totally slip up one day and say something ridiculous but totally overcome it."

Um, we're pretty sure that already happened, several times over. And yes, Lawrence ran the awards-season press gauntlet like a champ.
"If you were a foxhole in war, you'd want her by your side covering your back because she is not going to retreat or cover," Kaufman said. "She is going to fight."



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Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Tarkus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJINce7l3P4

Comments:Not suitable for kids

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Tarkus

I. The Stones Of Years

Has the dawn ever seen your eyes?
Have the days made you so unwise?
Realize, you are.

Had you talked to the winds of time,
Then you'd know how the waters rhyme,
Taste of wine,

How can you know where you've been?
In time you'll see the sign
And realize your sin.

Will you know how the seed is sown?
All your time has been overgrown,
Never known.

Have you walked on the stones of years?
When you speak, is it you that hears?
Are your ears bone?

You can't hear anything at all.

II. Mass

The preacher said a prayer.
Save ev'ry single hair on his head.
He's dead.

The minister of hate had just arrived to late to be spared.
Who cared?
The weaver in the web that he made!

The pilgrim wandered in,
Commiting ev'ry sin that he could
So good...

The cardinal of grief was set in his belief he'd saved
From the grave
The weaver in the web that he made!

The high priest took a blade
To bless the ones that prayed,
And all obeyed.

The messenger of fear is slowly growing, nearer to the time,
A sign.
The weaver in the web that he made!

A bishops rings a bell,
A cloak of darkness fell across the ground
Without a sound!

The silent choir sing and in their silence,
Bring jaded sound, harmonic ground.
The weaver in the web that he made!

III. The Battlefield

Clear the battlefield and let me see
All the profit from our victory.
You talk of freedom, starving children fall.
Are you deaf when you hear the season's call?

Were you there to watch the earth be scorched?
Did you stand beside the spectral torch?
Know the leaves of sorrow turned their face,
Scattered on the ashes of disgrace.

Ev'ry blade is sharp; the arrows fly
Where the victims of your armies lie.
Were the blades of grass, and arrows rain,
Then there'd be no sorrow,
Be no pain.



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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Channing Tatum

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Jet Li

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Stana Katic

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Jordana Brewster

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Ivana Milicevic

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Ms. Carol Burnett

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday Ms. Burnett.

God bless you.

Anna Mouglalis

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Jessica Rose

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

McKenzie Westmore

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Thurop Van Orman

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Melania Trump

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Ms. Claudine Auger

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday Ms. Auger.

God bless.

Clarissa Burt




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Laura Birn





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Sofia Helin




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April 25, 2013

Talia Shire
Sara Paxton
Marguerite Moreau
Jason Lee
Jeffrey DeMunn
Mr. Paul Mazursky
Michael Lohan
Clarissa Burt
Rik Young
Becky Wahlstrom
Ron Clements
Dominique Blanc
Mr. Bertrand Tavernier
Laura Birn
Andrea Osvárt
Emily Bergl
Sofia Helin
Jaroslava Schallerová
Ms. Helen Mowery
Björn Ulvaeus
Heather Sossaman


Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Hank Azaria

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Renée Zellweger

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Mr. Al Pacino

Happy Birthday Mr. Pacino. God bless.

The Invention of the Land of Israel by Shlomo Sand

Review by Donald Sassoon, The Guardian



In 2009, Shlomo Sand published The Invention of the Jewish People, in which he claimed that Jews have little in common with each other. They had no common "ethnic" lineage owing to the high level of conversion in antiquity. They had no common language, since Hebrew was used only for prayer and was not even spoken at the time of Jesus. Yiddish was, at most, the language of Ashkenazi Jews. So what is left to unite them? Religion? But religion does not make a people – think of Muslims and Catholics. And most Jews are not religious. Zionism? But that is a political position: one can be a Scot and not a Scottish nationalist. Besides, the majority of Jews, including many Zionists, have not the slightest intention of going "back" to the Holy Land, much preferring, and who can blame them, to stay put in north London, or Brooklyn or wherever. In other words, "Jewish People" is a political construct, an invention. Now Sand tells us, in this second volume of what will be a trilogy, that even the "Land of Israel" was invented. Guardian readers who happen to be Jewish should brace themselves for the third volume: The Invention of the Secular Jew. All this takes considerable chutzpah.

The "Land of Israel" is barely mentioned in the Old Testament: the more common expression is the Land of Canaan. When it is mentioned, it does not include Jerusalem, Hebron, or Bethlehem. Biblical "Israel" is only northern Israel (Samaria) and there never was a united kingdom including both ancient Judea and Samaria.

Even had such a kingdom ever existed and been promised by God to the Jews, it is hardly a clinching argument for claiming statehood after more than 2,000 years. It is an irony of history that so many past Zionists, most of whom were secular Jews, often socialist, used religious arguments to buttress their case. Besides, the biblical account makes it quite clear (insofar as such accounts are ever clear) that the Jews, led by Moses and then by Joshua, were colonisers themselves and were commanded by God to exterminate "anything that breathes". "Completely destroy them – the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites – as the Lord your God has commanded you." Imagine if the Amorites came back and claimed their ancient land. If they did, this is what Deuteronomy 20 has to say: "Put to the sword all the men ... As for the women, the children, the livestock and everything else ... you may take these as plunder for yourselves." Today, such an injunction would take you straight to the international criminal court.

The uncertainty as to what exactly constitutes the "Land of Israel" endures to this day. There is an internationally recognised state of Israel with clearly defined boundaries (the Green Line of 1967, itself the result of the enlargement following the 1948 war) and then there is the "Land of Israel" whose boundaries depend on who is talking: for some, it includes the whole of the West Bank, for others it extends to Jordan. It could be worse: God promised Abraham and his descendants "this land, from the river of Egypt unto the Euphrates", which would include also bits of Turkey, Syria and Iraq.

In traditional Judaism there is no injunction to "return" to the "land of Israel". The ritual "next year in Jerusalem" that is part of the Passover Seder prayer was never a call to action, or to reconstitute a state.

By the 19th century, those who wanted Jews to "return" to the Holy Land were more likely to be Christian Zionists than Jews. Lord Shaftesbury, a compassionate Tory who contributed to improving the conditions of lunatics in asylums and children in factories (The Ten Hours Act, 1833), agitated endlessly for promoting a Jewish presence in Palestine. Sand describes him as an Anglican Theodor Herzl before Herzl; and with reason, since Shaftesbury appears to have even coined the famous line: "A country without a nation for a nation without a country." He hoped, of course, the Jews would also convert to Christianity. Lord Palmerston, on the Liberal side, warmed to the idea, not because he cared in the slightest about Jews (or Christians), but because he thought that British Jews colonising a part of the Ottoman Empire would increase British influence.

At the time, few Jews were Zionists. When persecuted, as they were in the tsarist empire, they much preferred to flee to the new lands of immigration such as Argentina and the United States, than to the Promised Land. What made the "State of Israel" possible was not God's promise of a return to a long-lost land, but the Holocaust and the western reluctance to provide a refuge for its survivors.

Much of what Shlomo Sand reveals is known to specialists. His achievement consists in debunking a nationalist mythology which holds sway in large sections of popular opinion. It also normalises Jews, since it challenges the belief in exceptionalism. The Holocaust was a unique event, but the basic nationalist litany is similar across nations – almost a literary genre in itself – for it is poised between a lachrymose sense of self-pitying victimhood and a vainglorious account of heroic deeds. "We", so goes the story, have been around for centuries (1066, famously, in Britain; 966 in Poland; since antiquity in Italy and in Greece). Eventually, after centuries, we achieved our freedom, our independence, our happiness, and we, who are unlike everyone else, can finally be like everyone else: members and possessors of a country and a nation.

Demystifying what the French call le roman national seems to be today one of the major tasks of historians (once they used to write it). This can be an uphill struggle, yet it is to the credit of the Israeli book-reading public that Sand's previous book, The Invention of the Jewish People became a bestseller. Truth-telling may be painful but necessary.



source:guardian.co.uk

The Hit by Melvin Burgess

Review by Anthony McGowan, The Guardian

Imagine a drug, a pill called Death, that will give you one perfect week, sending energy, purpose, intelligence and optimism surging through your system. For seven days the chasm between your desires and the ability to achieve them will be closed. And then you die. Out like a light. No reprieve.

Would you take that drug? Probably not. But if you're like me, you'll start to think of circumstances in which you might, a situation in which the exchange of years of bleakness for a week of bliss is worth it. Such is the premise of Melvin Burgess's new novel, The Hit, and it's a humdinger.

Burgess is one of the few entirely essential authors in the world of young-adult fiction. Best known for his controversial works foregrounding drugs (Junk) and sex (Doing It), his range is far wider than this might suggest. His post-apocalyptic rebooting of the Saga of the Volsungs in Bloodtide and Bloodsong makes The Hunger Games and its clones seem like drippy entertainments for bed-wetters and pillow-huggers.

At his best, Burgess gives us, in the place of jolly japes and sweet imaginings, something very like the truth – at times bitter, often tragic, always gripping – of teenage existence. It's something that even authors as great as Alan Garner and Aidan Chambers, caught up in a more literary tradition, never quite pulled off.

The Hit has many of the elements that make Burgess such a compelling writer. The sex, drugs and rock'n'roll are there, and that distinctive Burgess prose – swaggering, intense and exciting – thrums through it all. We are in the near future, well into the second decade of the current recession. Society is crumbling, with the rich living lives of decadent ease while the majority toil and scrimp. The masses seek relief and release in the designer drugs supplied by all-powerful criminal gangs. Death is the latest.

The Hit begins with a rock concert, attended by teenagers Adam and Lizzie. He's poor; she's posh. The band's lead singer is on the last night of his tour, and of his time on earth – his seven days on Death are up. His on-stage demise initiates riots and demos, bringing the corrupt society close to a cleansing, or cataclysmic, upheaval. It's a wave of chaos surfed by the secretive Zealots – Reclaim the Streets crossed with al-Qaida.

As things reach crisis point for society, so Adam's world is falling apart. His dreams of football stardom are shattered; Lizzie dumps him after a hopeless attempt at mutual deflowering; his brother – the family's main breadwinner – disappears, presumed dead. It all leads Adam to the conclusion that one glorious week on Death might be better than a dreary life of failure and drudgery.

So, in despair, and with this reader begging him not to do it, he takes the pill. Lizzie, reluctantly, agrees to spend the last week with him, as he attempts to work his way through his "bucket list" – the 10 things he has to do before he dies. It's a grab bag of adolescent fantasies, involving fast cars, a smash-and-grab raid, drunken cavorting and lots and lots of sex. And also love …

Things are complicated by a bunch of faintly cartoonish gangsters, who strike the one false note in the novel – they seem to have wandered in from a trashy Guy Ritchie movie. The abductions, batterings, and escapes are entertaining, but distract us from the heart of the novel – the relationship between Lizzie and Adam, and the metaphysical issues with which they wrestle.

Burgess is brilliant at depicting teenagers: muddled, selfish, idealistic, lustful, helpless, joyous. Had his focus remained on the Lizzie-Adam love story, intensified by Death's looming horror, this might have been a masterpiece. As it is, it's a great book to get teens reading, thinking, talking.



source:guardian.co.uk

France by SCOTT SAYARE

*Please continue praying for France. God bless them.



PARIS — With a definitive vote by the lower house of Parliament, France on Tuesday became the world’s 14th nation, and the third in just two weeks, to approve marriage rights for same-sex couples.

The legislation is expected to be approved by the Constitutional Council and signed into law by President François Hollande in time to allow the country’s first same-sex weddings this summer.

Passage of the “marriage for all” law, sponsored by Mr. Hollande, a Socialist, came after months of sometimes angry debate and a series of major protests, rallies that drew Roman Catholics from France’s rural regions and received the backing of Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious leaders, as well as the conservative political opposition. Homophobic violence had risen in recent weeks, with a handful of attacks on gay couples reported across the country.

The legislation was approved by a vote of 331 to 225 in the National Assembly, the lower house, where the left holds a strong majority. Eleven legislators from the center and right broke with party lines to support the law, though there were indications that some of those votes may have been cast by mistake. There were 10 abstentions.

“It is a generous text that you’ve voted for today,” Justice Minister Christiane Taubira told legislators on Tuesday evening, calling the law a “very beautiful reform.”

Opposition to the law, which also opens adoption to same-sex couples, remained strong and vocal even after the vote. Members of Parliament from the country’s main opposition party, the center-right Union for a Popular Movement, had earlier announced that they would challenge the legality of the new law before the Constitutional Council, a high court that rules on matters of constitutionality. And organizers for an opposition movement called La Manif Pour Tous, or Protest for All, said they intended to continue to demonstrate.

On Tuesday night, hundreds of demonstrators converged on the National Assembly, where opponents have held daily protests. Several dozen violent protesters, some wearing balaclavas, clashed with the riot police there, French news media reported, but most remained peaceful.

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators have marched across France to protest the law, with much of their attention focused on adoption by gay couples; opponents have deplored what they call a threat to the foundations of French society and an injustice for children who will be raised by parents of the same sex. The tagline for La Manif Pour Tous reads, “All born from a man and a woman.”

“This democratically approved law is unjust and, by not respecting the rights of the most vulnerable citizens, it harms democracy,” said Tugdual Derville, a spokesman for La Manif Pour Tous. Mr. Derville vowed to continue opposing the law — but also homophobia — with “peaceful firmness.”

Backers of the legislation said it rectified an unjust and discriminatory status quo without impinging upon the rights of heterosexuals.

“It’s rare that equality and love win out in such a clear manner,” said Guillaume Bonnet, a French spokesman for All Out, an international gay rights group. Watching the vote on television on Tuesday, “I felt that my children, my grandchildren were going to remember this,” said Mr. Bonnet, who is gay.

While rapid enactment seems almost certain, there is precedent for the Constitutional Council to reject a legal text prepared by Mr. Hollande’s government. In December, the court rejected legislation that would have created a 75 percent marginal tax rate on incomes of more than one million euros, or about $1.3 million; that legal text failed to account for the fact that French income tax is levied on households, not individuals.

Mr. Hollande’s junior minister for the family, Dominique Bertinotti, said Tuesday that the government had been careful to avoid any “legal fragility” in the text of the marriage bill. In a 2011 decision, the court found that it was not its role to rule on the legal boundaries of marriage.

Some conservative lawmakers have suggested overturning the law should they find themselves with a parliamentary majority, but it remains unlikely that they will try to do so, despite their recent vocal opposition. Opinion polling has consistently shown that a strong majority of French support marriage rights for same-sex couples, though the country remains more evenly split on the matter of adoption.



source:nytimes.com

By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN

MAKHACHKALA, Russia — The parents of the two men accused of the bomb attack that killed three people and wounded more than 260 near the finish line of the Boston Marathon insisted on Thursday that their sons were innocent and had no connection to radical Islam.

In an outpouring of anguish and anger at a news conference here in the capital of Dagestan, the parents, Anzor and Zubeidat Tsarnaev, also made accusations of a conspiracy in which the American authorities murdered their older son, Tamerlan, after seizing him.

Officials in the United States have said that Tamerlan was shot during a wild standoff with the police and was run over by a car driven by his younger brother as he escaped from the scene. The younger brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was captured and has been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction. He is recovering in a Boston hospital and may face the death penalty if convicted. Officials have also released video showing the brothers near the site of the marathon bombing.

Despite this evidence, and after two days of questioning by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation here, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva said she would not accept that her sons were guilty.

“No I don’t — and I won’t,” she snapped at the news conference. “Never!”

During a nearly hourlong emotional question-and-answer session, the parents addressed many of the questions that investigators and the American public have been asking in the anxious, unsettled days after the bombing, insisting their sons were not religious radicals or connected to any terrorist organization.

Their answers were often also a mixture of denial and conspiracy theory.

In one dramatic moment, Ms. Tsarnaeva said that F.B.I. agents who came to the family’s home in Massachusetts to question Tamerlan about his religious views, had asked her if she worried that he might commit an act of terrorism.

“Actually they told me, don’t you think that Tamerlan is being a little bit, you know, like extreme about religion?,” she said. “Do you think that he would think about organizing, some kind of, you know,” she broke off and stumbled over her words. “Probably that was their meaning: terroristic, terrorism or whatever, aggression.”

“Do you see any aggression in Tamerlan?,” she said, quoting the agents. “No, I did not. I did not. I really did not see any reason to worry.”

Ms.Tsarnaeva said that she was considering giving up her American citizenship.

She said that in the days after the Boston bombing she had seen what she described as video footage on the Internet appearing to show Tamerlan alive and being put into a police car, naked, apparently stripped to check for explosives. The next day, she said, she saw gruesome images of his dead body.

“Killed, truly killed,” she said, describing the images. “I wanted to scream, to scream to the whole world: ‘What did you do? What have you done with my son? He was alive. Why did they need to kill him? Why not send him to Guantánamo or whatever. Why did they kill him? Why did they have to kill him? They got him alive. He was in their hands.'”

The parents they spoke alternately in Russia and English, sometimes starting a sentence in one language and finishing in the other. Mr. Tsarnaev wore dark sunglasses, while Ms. Tsarnaeva wore a head scarf, which is customary among many women in this predominantly Muslim region.

They said that they regretted having lived in the United States, but that they wanted to travel back soon see Dzhokhar, though they expressed fear that they would not be allowed to see him until he is put in prison.

“Yes, I would prefer not to live in America now like, why did I even go there — why?,” Ms. Tsarnaeva said, nearly breaking into tears. “I thought America was going to like protect us, our kids, it was going to be safe for any reason. But it happened the opposite. My kids — America took my kids away from me — only America. So why wouldn’t I regret? Why?”

“I don’t know,” she said, regaining her composure. “I am sure that my kids were not involved in anything.”

Anzor Tsarnaev reacted sharply to a reporter who asked why Tamerlan had felt that he did not fit in among Americans, once saying he did not have any friends.

“That’s not true,” Mr. Tsarnaev said, “He have a lot of friends. I know these friends.”

Ms. Tsarnaeva jumped in to say that Tamerlan meant he did not have a best friend. “It does not mean that he did not fit in America,” she said.

The parents said the F.B.I. agents who questioned them had been most interested in Tamerlan’s six-month visit to Dagestan last year, which they said had been undertaken so that he could obtain a Russian passport. Although he was born in Russia, Tamerlan had traveled on a passport from Kyrgyzstan, where the family lived, but which was about to expire. They said he needed a Russian passport because he did not have American citizenship.

Ms. Tsarnaeva reacted furiously to a questioner who said Dzhokar had told officials the brothers were motivated by extremist Islam. “I’ll answer,” she said. “They told me yesterday that he was not questioned yet. Where does this information come from? Where does this information come from?”

“Where does this information come from?” she shouted again.




source:Andrew Roth and Viktor Klimenko contributed reporting in Makhachkala/nytimes.com

Firewood and Norway by SARAH LYALL posted Feb. 19, 2013

OSLO — The TV program, on the topic of firewood, consisted mostly of people in parkas chatting and chopping in the woods and then eight hours of a fire burning in a fireplace. Yet no sooner had it begun, on prime time on Friday night, than the angry responses came pouring in.

“We received about 60 text messages from people complaining about the stacking in the program,” said Lars Mytting, whose best-selling book “Solid Wood: All About Chopping, Drying and Stacking Wood — and the Soul of Wood-Burning” inspired the broadcast. “Fifty percent complained that the bark was facing up, and the rest complained that the bark was facing down.”

He explained, “One thing that really divides Norway is bark.”

One thing that does not divide Norway, apparently, is its love of discussing Norwegian wood. Nearly a million people, or 20 percent of the population, tuned in at some point to the program, which was shown on the state broadcaster, NRK.

In a country where 1.2 million households have fireplaces or wood stoves, said Rune Moeklebust, NRK’s head of programs in the west coast city of Bergen, the subject naturally lends itself to television.

“My first thought was, ‘Well, why not make a TV series about firewood?’” Mr. Moeklebust said in an interview. “And that eventually cut down to a 12-hour show, with four hours of ordinary produced television, and then eight hours of showing a fireplace live.”

There is no question that it is a popular topic. “Solid Wood” spent more than a year on the nonfiction best-seller list in Norway. Sales so far have exceeded 150,000 copies — the equivalent, as a percentage of the population, to 9.5 million in the United States — not far below the figures for E. L. James’s Norwegian hit “Fifty Shades Fanget,” proof that thrills come in many forms.

“National Firewood Night,” as Friday’s program was called, opened with the host, Rebecca Nedregotten Strand, promising to “try to get to the core of Norwegian firewood culture — because firewood is the foundation of our lives.” Various people discussed its historical and personal significance. “We’ll be sawing, we’ll be splitting, we’ll be stacking and we’ll be burning,” Ms. Nedregotten Strand said.

But the real excitement came when the action moved, four hours later, to a fireplace in a Bergen farmhouse.

Perhaps you have seen a log fire burning on television before. But it would be very foolish to confuse Norway’s eight-hour fireplace extravaganza on Friday with the Yule log broadcast in the United States at Christmastime.

While the Yule log fire plays on a constant repeating loop, the fire on “National Firewood Night” burned all night long, in suspensefully unscripted configurations. Fresh wood was added through the hours by an NRK photographer named Ingrid Tangstad Hatlevoll, aided by viewers who sent advice via Facebook on where exactly to place it.

For most of the time, the only sound came from the fire. Ms. Hatlevoll’s face never appeared on screen, but occasionally her hands could be seen putting logs in the fireplace, or cooking sausages and marshmallows on sticks.

“I couldn’t go to bed because I was so excited,” a viewer called niesa36 said on the Dagbladet newspaper Web site. “When will they add new logs? Just before I managed to tear myself away, they must have opened the flue a little, because just then the flames shot a little higher.

“I’m not being ironic,” the viewer continued. “For some reason, this broadcast was very calming and very exciting at the same time.”

To be fair, the program was not universally acclaimed. On Twitter, a viewer named Andre Ulveseter said: “Went to throw a log on the fire, got mixed up, and smashed it right into the TV.”

But Derek Miller, an expatriate American and author of the novel “Norwegian by Night,” said the broadcast appealed to Norwegians’ nostalgia for a simpler time as well as demonstrating the importance of firewood in their lives. “The sense of creating warmth, both symbolically and literally, to share conversation, to share food, to share silence, is essential to the Norwegian identity,” he said in an interview.

“Solid Wood,” the title of Mr. Mytting’s book, has a double meaning in Norwegian, signifying also a person with a strong, dependable character. Its publication appears to have given older Norwegian men, a traditionally taciturn group, permission to reveal their deepest thoughts while seemingly discussing firewood. In this way they are akin to passionate fishermen roused from monosyllabic interludes by topics like which fly to use and how to really understand what a trout is thinking.

“What I’ve learned is that you should not ask a Norwegian what he likes about firewood, but how he does it — because that’s the way he reveals himself,” said Mr. Mytting. “You can tell a lot about a person from his firewood stack.”

The book has proved particularly popular as a gift for hard-to-shop-for men.

“People buy it for their dads, their uncles — ‘I don’t know what to get him, but he has always liked wood,’ ” said William Jerde, a clerk at the Tanum bookstore in downtown Oslo. Tobias Sederholm, a clerk in a different store, said that one customer came in after Christmas having received copies from seven different family members.

Petter Nissen-Lie, 44, a lawyer in Oslo who every morning before breakfast lights a fire with wood he has chopped himself, said he understood perfectly what all the fuss was about.

The other day, he said, one of his three axes broke at his vacation home in the mountains, and he took it to the store where he had bought it a decade ago. When he tried to pay for repairs, he said, the storekeeper declared that “this sort of thing should not happen to our ax,” and insisted on doing it free. “It was very important for this man to carry quality axes,” he said.

Where does Mr. Nissen-Lie stand on the important bark-in-the-woodpile question? (Do you have an hour?)

“I like to have the bark facing down,” he explained. “That’s the way I learned from my grandfather, and I believe it’s drier that way. But I respect that there are different ways to do it — and basically the most important thing is how much air you leave around the logs.”




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Melissa Gilbert and Timothy Busfield by Rebecca Macatee

Laura Ingalls Wilder is a married lady!

Little House on the Prairie star Melissa Gilbert said "I do" to actor Timothy Busfield on Wednesday at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, Calif., the actress's rep confirmed to People.

Gilbert, 48, wore a red dress for her nuptials. She and Busfield, 55, got engaged over the holidays. At the time, a rep for Gilbert, a Dancing With the Stars alum, told E! News the future spouses were "both incredibly happy."

A source added that the duo have "known each other for quite some time, as their paths have crossed off and on over the past 20 years."

This is the third marriage for both. Gilbert has two children from previous relationships, and Busfield has three.


*Congrats! God bless!


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Gwyneth Paltrow





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Gwyneth Paltrow by Marc Malkin

What does it feel like to be named People magazine's World's Most Beautiful Woman?

Just ask Gwyneth Paltrow.

"Oh, lord," the 40-year-old mom of two said at tonight's Iron Man 3 premiere in Hollywood. "It's very sweet and I'm so embarrassed, but I'm so happy."

"It's so weird," Paltrow continued. "It's crazy. It's very sweet. I'm so flattered. I'm thrilled."

When asked if hubby Chris Martin now has to tell her how beautiful she is all the time, Paltrow cracked, "It's like the American version of a knighthood basically. My title just got longer."

Paltrow's Iron Man 3 costar Robert Downey Jr. weighed in on the honor as well. "I'm just very happy for her," he said. "It's fleeting and you want to take all that glam stuff while you can."



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Duchess of Cambridge by Rebecca Macatee

Pregnancy's not slowing this duchess down!

Kate Middleton visited with students, teachers and community members at the Willows Primary School in Manchester, England, on Tuesday. The 31-year-old mom-to-be, looking radiant in a form-fitting patterned dress that showed off her burgeoning bump more than ever, was there to help launch a counseling program for kids whose parents suffer from addiction.

Per the U.K.'s Mirror, Kate was accompanied by comedian John Bishop, a Comic Relief ambassador, on her visit. Both parties were excited to help kick off MPACT, Action on Addiction's counseling program that is a partnership between the Royal Foundation, Comic Relief and Place2Be.

"Through my Patronage of Action on Addiction, I feel fortunate to have met a wide range of inspirational people who have overcome addiction," Kate said. "But those who are addicted are not the only victims…I have been struck by the profound and deeply damaging impact it has on the children of affected parents."

She continued: "My hope is that through this specialised and targeted delivery of care, these children will have the best possible start in life—the one that they deserve."

Once again, it's nice to see Kate doing her part to help those in need.


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Scarlett Johansson by Tanya Chen

On the heels of some of her A-list colleagues, Scarlett Johansson is also taking the plunge to red.

The stunning actress had us doing a double-take when she stepped out of her movie trailer on Tuesday. On set of her much-anticipated movie Captain America 2, the resident blonde debuted a daring shade of rouge. Her fiery red hair got an understated backdrop with a pale army-green jacket and a basic black tank.

But before we get too acquainted with ScarJo's striking new look, let's remember it was only for her returning role as Black Widow in the film.

Just last month, the actress flaunted her buxom bod and blond locks for a Dolce & Gabbana ad campaign. The 28-year-old was shot next to a nude statue, seducing the camera with smokey black eyes.

Quite the transformation from that recent look!



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The Beatles - 12 Bar

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Nicole Kidman




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Cannes 2013 : Nicole Kidman, Christoph Waltz... by A.B

On préfère vous prévenir tout de suite : Cannes cette année est à graver dans le marbre. Le crû 2013 (en témoigne la sélection) est excellent, le film d'ouverture n'est autre que "Gatsby le magnifique" , la maîtresse de cérémonie est Audrey Tautou et le Président du Jury est Steven Spielberg en personne.

Il ne manquait plus que la liste des membres du jury pour se rendre compte de l'ampleur de cette 66ème édition... c'est chose faite. Nicole Kidman, Christoph Waltz ou encore Ang Lee sont annoncés, afin d'un peu plus nous mettre l'eau à la bouche.

On trépigne d'impatience pour Cannes, qui commence dans 22 jours. Alors que jeudi dernier on apprenait quels films seront en compétition, on sait aujourd'hui qui va les départager. Bien évidemment il s'agit de plusieurs habitués de la Croisette, donc Nicole Kidman. La rouquine était pressentie depuis quelques semaines pour être parmi le jury, c'est donc confirmé.

Christoph Waltz cette année a battu les records avec le film "Django Unchained". L'acteur a remporté 8 prix pour le meilleur acteur dans un second rôle dont l'Oscar 2013. Rien d'étonnant donc à ce qu'il vienne lui aussi délibérer au sein du jury, sachant qu'en 2009 il remportait le prix de l'interprétation masculine à Cannes pour "Inglourious Basterds" (film qui lui a valu 42 nominations).

Daniel Auteuil sera la touche frenchy de ce jury, tandis que Lynne Ramsay (qui a récemment abandonné le projet "Jane Got A Gun") sera la membre anglaise du groupe. Cannes cette année fait une ovation à Bollywood aussi, rien d'étonnant donc à ce que la star montante Vidya Balan soit de la partie.





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Mr. Storm Thorgerson We Salute You





by BRUCE WEBER

Mr. Storm Thorgerson, a British graphic designer whose comic, disturbing, semi-surreal images for the covers of albums helped illustrate the era of psychedelic rock, died on Thursday. He was 69.

His death was announced on the Web site of Pink Floyd, the band with which he was most closely associated. In a statement there, his family said the cause was cancer but did not say where he died.

Over 40 years, Mr. Thorgerson, working with partners in two different companies, designed LP covers, and later CD covers, for Led Zeppelin, Genesis, the Cranberries, Styx, Phish and other bands, helping to push album design away from simply featuring pictures of the artists.

It was Pink Floyd — a group whose eerie, electric operatics and portentous anthems made them emblematic of a progressive, otherworldly strain of rock — with whom Mr. Thorgerson melded most successfully, his images complementing their music and vice versa. Evidently influenced by Magritte, Dalí and Man Ray, he worked mostly with photographs, creating harsh collages, weird juxtapositions, infinite mirrors and reality-defying cityscapes, images that often required elaborate constructions.

For “A Momentary Lapse of Reason” (1987), he hauled 700 iron hospital beds to the beach and arranged them in rows stretching out to the horizon. For “Wish You Were Here” (1975), he depicted a handshake between two well-dressed men, one of whom is on fire.

He was capable of grand jokes. For “Animals” (1977), he photographed an enormous inflatable pig floating between the smokestacks of a power plant. (The pig reportedly slipped away and entered the potential flight paths of aircraft approaching Heathrow Airport.) The cover of “Atom Heart Mother” (1970) was simply a cow standing in a field, looking over its shoulder, dumbly, back at the camera.

What was perhaps his best-known image was something of an anomaly. For the 1973 Pink Floyd album, “The Dark Side of the Moon,” prompted by a request from a band member for something “graphic, cool and deliberate,” he created the suggestion of a triangular prism against a black background, an image of brilliant light refraction that became a symbolic reference to the band.

“It always seemed funny in a way to represent music by choosing to taking a picture of four chaps,” Mr. Torgerson said when asked about his approach to design in an interview with the BBC in 2007. “You’ve got music which might be about all sorts of things, from love lost and love won to politics to school days, from sport to perverse obsessions, etc., etc. Why would you have four chaps on the front? What does that say about the music?”

Storm Elvin Thorgerson was born on Feb. 28, 1944, in Potters Bar, north of London, and grew up mostly in Cambridge, where he and three of the early members of Pink Floyd — Syd Barrett, Roger Waters and David Gilmour — knew one another as teenagers. He attended Leicester University and the Royal College of Art in London. He was sharing an apartment with a friend, Aubrey Powell, when Mr. Powell was asked to design the jacket for Pink Floyd’s second album, “A Saucerful of Secrets” (1968). When Mr. Powell declined, Mr. Thorgerson volunteered, though he later said he had no idea what he was getting into or what was required. He created a swirl of images suggesting a solar system of planets tumbling out of a galaxy above the earth.

He and Mr. Powell eventually formed a design company, Hipgnosis, which lasted until 1983. A subsequent company, Stormstudios, produced music videos, concert films and documentaries as well as album designs.

Mr. Thorgerson is survived by his mother, Vanji; his wife, Barbie Antonis; a son, Bill; and two stepchildren, Adam and Georgia.

Tributes to Mr. Thorgerson, before and after his death, rarely failed to mention that he could be difficult to work with, a description he himself had no quarrel with.

“Scourge of management, record companies and album sleeve printers; champion of bands, music, great ideas and high, sometimes infuriatingly high, standards,” Pink Floyd’s drummer, Nick Mason, wrote about Mr. Thorgerson on the band’s Web site on Friday, adding: “Endlessly intellectual and questioning. Breathtakingly late for appointments and meetings, but once there invaluable for his ideas, humor and friendship.”



RIP



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Mr. Allan Arbus We Salute You






by DANIEL E. SLOTNIK


Mr. Allan Arbus, who left the successful fashion photography business he and his wife, Diane, built to become an actor, most memorably playing the caustic psychiatrist Maj. Sidney Freedman on the hit television series “M*A*S*H,” died on Friday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 95.

Amy Arbus, his daughter, confirmed his death.

Mr. Arbus appeared in films like “Coffy” and “Crossroads” and was a TV regular during the 1970s and ’80s, appearing on “Taxi,” “Starsky & Hutch,” “Matlock” and other shows.

But his best-known role was Major Freedman, the liberal psychiatrist who appeared in a dozen episodes of “M*A*S*H.” He treated wounds of the psyche much as Capt. Hawkeye Pierce treated surgery patients: with a never-ending string of zingers.

Alan Alda, who played Hawkeye, recalled Mr. Arbus as a very believable therapist.

“I was so convinced that he was a psychiatrist I used to sit and talk with him between scenes,” Mr. Alda said in an interview with the Archive of American Television. “After a couple months of that I noticed he was giving me these strange looks, like ‘How would I know the answer to that?’ ”

Allan Franklin Arbus was born in New York City on Feb. 15, 1918. He attended DeWitt Clinton High School and entered City College at 15. He left college a year and a half later for a job at Russek’s Department Store, where he met Diane Nemerov, the daughter of the store’s owners.

They married in 1941 and became passionate about photography. They shot fashion photographs for Russek’s before Mr. Arbus left to serve as a photographer in the Army Signal Corps in Burma during World War II. When he was discharged in 1946 the Arbuses established a studio on West 54th Street for fashion photography and soon won a contract from Condé Nast to supply photos for magazines like Glamour and Vogue.

In 1956, Ms. Arbus dissolved their business partnership to work full time on her haunting shots of marginalized people. Mr. Arbus continued to work in fashion photography but also took up acting.

The Arbuses separated in 1959 and divorced in 1969, when Mr. Arbus moved to Los Angeles. Ms. Arbus committed suicide in 1971. In 1976, Mr. Arbus married Mariclare Costello. She survives him, as do his two daughters from his first marriage, Amy and Doon; and a daughter from his second marriage, Arin Arbus.

Mr. Arbus’s last television role was on the HBO series “Curb Your Enthusiasm” in 2000.



RIP


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Mondiali 2014: Logo e formula... Senza eliminazione diretta

MILANO - Presentato a Milano il nuovo logo e la, arzigogolata, formula dei Campionati del Mondo femminile 2014 che, in sostanza, non prevede nessun turno ad eliminazione diretta ad eccezione delle soli finali dal 1° al 4° posto.

Questo il nuovo logo.

La formula prevede si giochi in 6 città che, come ampiamente anticipato, sono: Roma, Bari, Modena, Verona, Trieste e Milano.

Roma sarà la città in cui l'Italia inaugurerà il suo percorso con la prima fase, nella Pool A.

La prima fase è composta da 4 Pool (A, B, C, D) da 6 squadre ciascuna e verrà disputata in 4 città, 3 gare al giorno per Pool, per un totale di 60 match.

Le ultime due classificate di ciascuna delle prime quattro Pool saranno eliminate dal torneo.

Nella seconda fase, riservata a 16 squadre, si compongono due nuove Pool (suddivise però ancora su 4 città, una delle quali sarà Modena e l'altra Bari, dove - secondo la Federazione Italiana, calcoli e risultati permettendo, dovrebbe andare a giocare l'Italia).

Due Pool (E e F) da 8 squadre (Pool E con le prime 4 della Pool A + le prime 4 Pool D, Pool F con le prime 4 della Pool B + le prime 4 della Pool C) che promuoveranno sei squadre alla terza fase (le prime tre di ognuno dei due raggruppamenti). Nelle due nuove Pool (E e F) le squadre affrontano solo le quattro formazioni provenienti dall'altro girone della prima fase, portandosi in dote i risultati ottenuti con le squadre già affrontate.

A Milano la terza fase vedrà in lizza quindi solo sei squadre divise in due pool con girone all'italiana.

Le prime e seconde classificate delle due nuove Pool disputano le semifinali finale per il 1° e 4° posto, le terze classificate direttamente la finale per il 5° posto.




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Jasmine Trinca




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Rula Jebreal




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April 24, 2013

Aidan Gillen
Rory McCann
Viveca Paulin
Melinda Clarke
Courtnee Draper
Sasha Barrese
Derek Luke
Mr. Richard Donner
Stacy Haiduk
Rebecca Mader
Michael O'Keefe
Stelio Savante
Jasmine Trinca
Steven Lisberger
Mr. Bruce Kirby
Rebecca Davis
Eric Bogosian
Kelly Clarkson
Alli Simpson
Stefania Rocca
Jean-Paul Gaultier
Hanna Obbeek
Dominique Lavanant
Rula Jebreal
Sam Doumit
Jenna Stone


Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

2013 MTV Movie Awards


Movie of the Year
"The Avengers" - WINNER
"The Dark Knight Rises"
"Django Unchained"
"Silver Linings Playbook"
"Ted"

Best Male Performance
Ben Affleck, "Argo"
Bradley Cooper, "Silver Linings Playbook" - WINNER
Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"
Jamie Foxx, "Django Unchained"
Channing Tatum, "Magic Mike"

Best Female Performance
Anne Hathaway, "Les Misérables"
Mila Kunis, "Ted"
Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook" - WINNER
Emma Watson, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"
Rebel Wilson, "Pitch Perfect"

Breakthrough Performance
Ezra Miller, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"
Eddie Redmayne, "Les Misérables"
Suraj Sharma, "Life of Pi"
Quevenzhané Wallis, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
Rebel Wilson, "Pitch Perfect" - WINNER

Best On-Screen Duo
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook" - WINNER
Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson, "Django Unchained"
Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, "The Campaign"
Seth MacFarlane and Mark Wahlberg, "Ted"
Mark Ruffalo and Robert Downey Jr., "The Avengers"

Best Scared Performance
Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty"
Alexandra Daddario, "Texas Chainsaw 3D"
Martin Freeman, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
Jennifer Lawrence, "House at the End of the Street"
Suraj Sharma, "Life of Pi" --WINNER

Best Shirtless Performance
Christian Bale, "The Dark Knight Rises"
Daniel Craig, "Skyfall"
Taylor Lautner, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Pt. 2" - WINNER
Seth MacFarlane, "Ted"
Channing Tatum, "Magic Mike"

Best Kiss
Kara Hayward and Jared Gillman, "Moonrise Kingdom"
Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg, "Ted"
Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, "Silver Linings Playbook" - WINNER
Kerry Washington and Jamie Foxx, "Django Unchained"
Emma Watson and Logan Lerman, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"

Best Fight
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson & Jeremy Renner vs. Tom Hiddelston, "The Avengers" - WINNER
Christian Bale vs. Tom Hardy, "The Dark Knight Rises"
Jamie Foxx vs. Candieland Henchman, "Django Unchained"
Daniel Craig vs. Ola Rapace, "Skyfall"
Mark Wahlberg vs. Seth MacFarlane, "Ted"

Best Villain
Javier Bardem, "Skyfall"
Marion Cotillard, "The Dark Knight Rises"
Leonardo DiCaprio, "Django Unchained"
Tom Hardy, "The Dark Knight Rises"
Tom Hiddleston, "The Avengers" - WiNNER

Best Musical Moment
Anne Hathaway, "Les Misérables"
Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash & Adam Rodriguez, "Magic Mike"
Emma Watson, Logan Lerman & Ezra Miller, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"
Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean & Hanna Mae Lee, "Pitch Perfect" - WINNER
Bradley Cooper & Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"

Best Moment
Javier Bardem, "Skyfall"
--Mutilated and deformed after a botched suicide attempt, Bardem's villain twists his prosthetic mug to show the few teeth he has left in a gut-twisting moment filled with vindictive vengeance.
Anna Camp, "Pitch Perfect"
--As Aubrey, Camp gives a barftastic display of a capella angst that tips the scales of cinematic grossness.
Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson, "Django Unchained"
--In an excruciating sequence, Foxx's Django blasts servile head-servant Stephen, played by Jackson, and sets the Candieland mansion ablaze with the strike of a match. - WINNER
Seth MacFarlane, "Ted"
--Fuzzy, flirtatious and flagrantly inappropriate, Seth MacFarlane's Ted takes his co-worker crush one step too far.
Denzel Washington, "Flight"
--Washington's Whip Whitaker rolls an inverted plane out of a 90-degree nose dive and saves the lives of 96 passengers on board.

Best Hero
Bilbo Baggins ("The Hobbit: An Extraordinary Journey") - WINNER
Batman ("The Dark Knight Rises")
Catwoman ("The Dark Knight Rises")
Hulk ("The Avengers")
Iron Man ("The Avengers")
Snow White ("Snow White and the Huntsman")



*Congrats to all of you. God bless.

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