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Will Ferrell Stars in Talladega Nights - The Ballad of Ricky Bobby - NASCAR or Formula One Drivers - Which are Better?  Take the Poll

Will Ferrell Stars in Talladega Nights - The Ballad of Ricky Bobby - NASCAR or Formula One Drivers - Which are Better?  Take the Poll

Will Ferrell

If you like comedy or NASCAR, “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” will not disappoint you.  Will Farrell stars as champion driver, Ricky Bobby, who learned to love fast driving as a child.  As an adult on a pit-crew, Bobby got the opportunity to drive when the crew’s regular driver decided to take a break while the race was going on.  Bobby became the star of the race. 

John C. Reilly (Gangs of New York and The Aviator) co-starred playing the role of Bobby’s sidekick, Cal.  They were a winning team until a Formula One driver decided to join the team.  The competition was fierce and they got tangled in an accident sending Bobby into losing streak that finally forced him out of NASCAR altogether.  Complete Article


Miss Universe Pageant 2006 Winner From Puerto Rico - Zuleyka Rivera Wins Over USA Switzerland Paraguay Japan - Donald Trump in Audience

Miss Universe Pageant 2006 Winner From Puerto Rico - Zuleyka Rivera Wins Over USA Switzerland Paraguay Japan - Donald Trump in Audience

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Last night Zuleyka Rivera from Puerto Rico was chosen Miss Universe in front of a live audience which included co-owner of the pageant, Donald Trump.  Access Hollywood's Nancy O'Dell and actor/singer Carlos Ponce (7th Heaven), hosted the live telecast of the Miss Universe 2006 beauty pageant from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. 

The delegates from foreign countries competed in three categories; swimsuit, evening gown and interview. During these competitions the "Top Five" finalists were selected before the crowning.

Second Runner Up: Miss Switzerland, Lauriane Gillieron Rest of Top Five: Complete Article


Colin Farrell Obtains Restraining Order Against Tonight Show Guest - Star Won Two Lawsuits Filed By Dessarae Bradford Already

Colin Farrell Obtains Restraining Order Against Tonight Show Guest - Star Won Two Lawsuits Filed By Dessarae Bradford Already

New World

Colin Farrell obtained a temporary restraining order against a woman that approached him at the taping of the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on Thursday.  The order was issued Friday against Dessarae Bradford, 31, in Los Angeles County Superior Court in Santa Monica. 

The documents filed allege that Bradford “accosted me during the taping of a network television show on July 20, 2006. I am concerned that her harassing behavior has escalated and may pose an immediate threat to my well-being and the well-being of my family," according to TMZ.  Complete Article


Colin Farrell stalked on Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Colin Farrell stalked on Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Miami Vice
Movie Poster

Dessarae Bradford approached Colin Farrell at the taping of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno at the NBC Studios in Burbank.  She reportedly approached the stage when Colin Farrell was on the show to promote his new film “Miami Vice.”

Bradford left a copy of a her self published book called, “Colin Farrell: A Dark, Twisted Puppy.”  As the security guards were removing her off the stage she shouted “I’ll see you in court!”

According to an audience member Farrell replied back “You’re insane!”  Complete Article


Pamela Anderson To Get Married In Saint Tropez July 29th To Kid Rock - Her Diary and Conversation with Howard Stern

Pamela Anderson To Get Married In Saint Tropez July 29th To Kid Rock - Her Diary and Conversation with Howard Stern

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Pamela Anderson says she is going to marry rock star Kid Rock on July 29th on a yacht near Saint Tropez in the Mediterranean.  This is where Pamela celebrated her 29th birthday.  She says in her diary on July 18th, "Yes. I'm finally getting remarried...it's been a whirlwind...spontaneous but well thought through. Feels like I've been stuck in a time warp. Not able to let go of MY family picture...it's been sad and lonely and frustrating.”  Complete Article


Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes – Leah Remini has seen Baby Suri

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes – Leah Remini has seen Baby Suri

The King of Queens 2nd Season DVD

Baby Suri might actually exist after all.  Leah Remini who stars in “The King of Queens” has seen Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes 3 month old baby.

Leah Remini, 36, is also a Scientologist.  She told US magazine that she has met Suri over that past couple of weeks.  She was asked what the baby looks like; at first she said “She’s a newborn and normal size!”

She further elaborated to US magazine by saying, “Tom and Kate…want to have a life and raise their baby. They’re normal parents.” Complete Article


Temporarily while Kevin Federline bonds with Kori and Kaleb

Britney Spears moves out of the House Temporarily while Kevin Federline bonds with Kori and Kaleb

Britney Spears and Kevin Frederline

Britney Spears is taking a break from Kevin Federline and has been reported checking into the Beverly Hills Hotel.  This temporary separation is to allow Britney time to relax while Kevin Federline entertains his children Kori and Kaleb, from his first relationship with Shar Jackson.

According to the UK Mirror, a close source of the couple has said, "Things are far from rosy. They're trying to make it work but there are still issues that need addressing.”

Complete Article


Man Claims Eminem Punched Him While He Was Urinating At Detroit Cheetah Strip Club - Charges Dropped Against Marshal Bruce Mathers

Man Claims Eminem Punched Him While He Was Urinating At Detroit Cheetah Strip Club - Charges Dropped Against Marshal Bruce Mathers

Eminem in 8 Mile

Charges have been dropped against Marshall Bruce Mathers (aka Eminem) after an alleged altercation in the restroom at the Cheetah Strip Club in Detroit.  The alleged victim, 48 year old Miad J, claims Mathers punched him in the face four or five times at about 1:15 AM Thursday.    

The Detroit police had been searching for Eminem and issued a press release that stating that he was at the strip club that night, according to Playfuls.com.  The Strip Club is located on the famed “8 mile” road that the singer made famous with his autobiographical movie in 2002.  Complete Article


Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock getting married on July 29th

Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock getting married on July 29th

Pamela Anderson's online Diary

Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock are going to be getting married.  There on again off again relationship looks like it will be holy matrimony on July 29th in a ceremony planned on a yacht near St. Tropez.

On her website, Pamela Anderson, announces the good news saying, “Yes. I'm finally getting remarried...it's been a whirlwind...spontaneous but well thought through.”  Complete Article


Was Jessica Simpson’s Dad Spying on Nick Lachey – The ex’s Met Up With Each Other In LA and Were Seen Hugging

Was Jessica Simpson’s Dad Spying on Nick Lachey – The ex’s Met Up With Each Other In LA and Were Seen Hugging

Nick and Jessica

Sources told the New York Daily News that Jessica Simpson’s dad was watching her husband, Nick Lachey, during the months of their separation.  Their marriage officially ended on June 30th, but their stories keep coming in. 

Joe Simpson was especially interested in what his son-in-law was doing on a night last spring when both Nick and Vanessa Minnillo were at a club, according to the source.  The News did not mention the night club by name but says the management declined Joe’s request to see the security videotape.  An insider said “Joe called the club people after hearing Nick was there and demanded to see the security videotape.”  Complete Article


Jessica Simpson selling Customized Songs with your Name in “A Public Affair” Song

Jessica Simpson selling Customized Songs with your Name in “A Public Affair” Song

Jessica Simpson's
"A Public Affair"

Jessica Simpson’s newly released song, “A Public Affair”, is going to be customized to sing your name, so long as it is a common name.  This custom recording will be available to download and purchase on July 18th

This is a unique marketing to customize songs with your own name in it.  At her website shedoes not disclose the cost for the custom song.

If you want to enter Jessica Simpson’s contest to win your name you can enter on her my space site at  Complete Article


Avril Lavigne married Deryck Whibley of Sum 41 in California

Avril Lavigne married Deryck Whibley of Sum 41 in California

Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne, 21, who is a Canadian singer and pop star, married lead singer of the band Sum41, Derycky Whibley, 26, in an outdoor, nondenominational wedding ceremony at a private estate in Montecito, California.  Montecito is a city on the California coast and is locate approximately 90 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

People Magazine reported that approximately 110 guest attended the wedding.  Lavigne went traditional.  As the “Wedding March” song by Mendelssohn played in the background, she was in a Vera Wang gown, holding a bouquet of white roses while being escorted and given away by her father, John. Complete Article


Brad Pitt Leaves Angelina Jolie and Daughter At Home To Announce The Finalists of Architectural Energy Saving Contest In New Orleans

Brad Pitt Leaves Angelina Jolie and Daughter At Home To Announce The Finalists of Architectural Energy Saving Contest In New Orleans

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt traveled to New Orleans to get an update on the new project he hopes will help the environment by saving energy.  The Global Green USA organization has been working with the actor on an architectural project.  Although the new designs do not reflect the historic architecture of the city, Pitt believes it is time to look towards the future.

The actor was not prepared for what he saw, according to Access Hollywood.  The actor said “I was not prepared” for the hurricane’s devastation.  These designs give the actor hope that something good can come from the disaster, primarily a motivation to develop new energy saving buildings.  Complete Article


Justin Timberlake Movie Career Not As Successful As Music 

Justin Timberlake Movie Career Not As Successful As Music

Justin Timberlake

It appears Justin Timberlake’s acting career is not as successful as his music career.  The movie “Edison Force” will be going straight to video on July 18th.  Even big name co-stars like Kevin Spacey and Morgan Freeman could not pull the movie to theaters.

But Justin’s music career is still going strong, according to TMZ.  The company calls his new single “SexyBack”, a chart burner.  But Justin is not alone trying to break into a motion picture career after establishing a successful music career.  Other notable less-than-successful takers include Madonna, Mariah and Britney Spears.  Complete Article


Angelina Jolie Takes Role In Brad Pitt Film About Mariane and Daniel Pearl - Was Jennifer Aniston Supposed to Get Part? 

Angelina Jolie Takes Role In Brad Pitt Film About Mariane and Daniel Pearl - Was Jennifer Aniston Supposed to Get Part?

Daniel Pearl

Angelina Jolie is going to take a role that originally was agreed upon by Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston would go to Jennifer.  The movie, “A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Danny Pearl” will be produced by Pitt’s Plan B production company and directed by Michael Winterbottom. 

Both Pitt and Aniston co-owned Plan B and bought the rights to the book when they were still married.  At that time Jen was expected to play the role now given to Jolie.  This is according to Us Magazine.  Jolie will be playing Mariane Pearl, the wife of Daniel Pearl Complete Article


Tom Cruise and Katy Holmes Baby Suri Not Seen Yet - Ultrasounds and Sonograms Dangerous According to Some If Done By Untrained People

Tom Cruise and Katy Holmes Baby Suri Not Seen Yet - Ultrasounds and Sonograms Dangerous According to Some If Done By Untrained People

sonogram

The top celebrity story of the moment is the contriversy swirling around the Tom Cruise and Katy Holmes baby Suri.  Although bids were about to be accepted for a photo-shoot of the baby but were later cancelled, the baby has not been seen by either close friends or any photographer. 

The National Enquirer says that a source close to the couple may have some issues to deal with.  According to the tabloid, “The strain of keeping baby Suri under wraps is taking a toll on Tom and Katie's relationship and that they have split over how to deal with the situation”. Complete Article


Johnny Depp Rated Kindest Movie Star – Pirates of the Caribbean Actor Asked both Kate Moss and Winona Ryder to Marry Him Before

Johnny Depp Rated Kindest Movie Star – Pirates of the Caribbean Actor Asked both Kate Moss and Winona Ryder to Marry Him Before

Johnny Depp

Pirates of the Caribbean hit blockbuster gold over the weekend beating out Superman for first place.  Dead Man's Chest set an all-time record for Hollywood's biggest opening weekend.  The movie grossed $132 million in ticket sales in the first three days.

The star, Johnny Depp, is so committed to the project that he plans on keeping the gold teeth used for his character, Captain Jack Sparrow, until the filming of the next installment is over.    He told MTV News “Only until we're done filming number three. Then I'll have to go through the process of yanking them." The next film, currently in production is Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.  Complete Story


Baby Suri Not Seen By Friends of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Yet - Scientology Vs Catholic Religion For Naming Ceremony

Baby Suri Not Seen By Friends of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Yet - Scientology Vs Catholic Religion For Naming Ceremony

Tom Cruise Poster

Rumors are swirling as to why Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ baby Suri has been hidden from even their closest friends.  Us Magazine reported that Cruise and Holmes have yet to show Suri off to fellow Scientologists John Travolta, Kelly Preston or Lisa Marie Presley.

It appears they have also been involved in a “tug-of-war” over the baby.  The National Enquirer (NE) says Tom has demanded a Church of Scientology naming ceremony for their 3-month-old daughter, Catholic Katie is insisting that she be baptized as a Catholic.   Complete Story


Russell Crowe Son Born Friday - Tennyson Spencer Crow

Russell Crowe Son Born Friday - Tennyson Spencer Crow

Russell Crowe

Tennyson Spencer Crowe was born on Friday July 7th to Actor Russell Crowe and his wife Danielle Spencer.  The newborn weighed in at about 8 pounds.  The couple has an older son, Charlie Spencer Crowe, aged 2. Crowe’s manager, Grant Vandenberg, said “Mother, father and baby are doing extremely well."

On the Tonight Show Crow shared with Jay Leno how he told older brother Charlie about the birth.  “He knows where the baby is in Mommy’s tummy and knows that he was a baby once and there’s another baby coming along.  ‘Bubba, what do you want to call your brother?’ and his first option was Pumpkinhead. But then the next day, he revised it and he changed it to Stinky.”


Orlando Bloom - Considering Marriage To Kate Bosworth - Filming New Pirates of Caribbean - Sienna Miller and Jude Law Still a Couple

Orlando Bloom - Considering Marriage To Kate Bosworth - Filming New Pirates of Caribbean - Sienna Miller and Jude Law Still a Couple

Orlando Bloom and Kristen Dunst in Elizabethan Town

Orlando Bloom will not be turning 30 until January 13th of next year, but it seems like that is the hot topic concerning this actor.  Well, that and his relationship with Kate Bosworth.  According to People magazine, that relationship is going well.

He told the magazine, “It's going to be great. I'm not a big partier. I like to dance and whatever, but I'm not one of those guys who throws lavish parties for the sake of it. It's not my thing. But I will probably get a few friends together in a way that's hopefully private and fun.”


Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn May Tie the Knot

Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn May Tie the Knot

Vince Vaughn

Various news agencies suggest that Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston are getting closer to tying the “knot”.  According to US magazine, Jennifer told a friend ““We’re getting married” just before they left for a week vacation to Mexico.  The couple spent some time at the Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis’ Puerto Vallarta property. 

Jen and Vin also spent time in Cabo San Lucas, where they stayed at a $5,000-a-night, five-bedroom suite at the Villas Del Mar at Palmilla.  An employee said that “They didn’t leave the resort too often. She was a very quiet guest.”


Britney Spears says no to another season of Chaotic Reality Show

Britney Spears says no to another season of Chaotic Reality Show

Chaotic DVD

Britney Spears and Kevin Federline may have wanted to share their romance with the world in their Chaotic reality show covering their romance, but the second season of Chaotic does not look like it will happen.  It would be unlikely that the TV networks would renew a second season as the viewer ratings for the first season was lacking considerably.

Rumors were going around that Britney Spears wanted to do another season to show everyone that she and Kevin Federline along with Sean Preston are a happy family.


Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn are Getting Married

Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn are Getting Married

"The Break Up"

According to a news report by US magazine Jennifer Aniston, 37, and Vince Vaughn, 36, was reported that they plan to get married.

Anniston told a friend, “We’re getting married.”   The happy couple went on a week getaway to Mexico.  They enjoyed their romantic vacation at a $5,000 per night suite at the Villas Del Mar at Palmilla in Cabo San Lucas.  If they were not at the hotel, they spent time at the Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis’ place in Puerto Vallarta.


Sheryl Crow Talks to Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America and Vanity Fair Magazine about the Breakup with Lance Armstrong and Breast Cancer

Sheryl Crow Talks to Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America and Vanity Fair Magazine about the Breakup with Lance Armstrong and Breast Cancer

Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow says she would have loved for former fiancé, Lance Armstrong, to step in and be there with her, but when it comes down to it, she depended on her family for emotional support.  She called the breakup “devastating” for both of them, and she thinks of Lance everyday, and she thinks “about his kids every day."

In a Good Morning America interview with Diane Sawyer, Crow said she broke-up with Lance on February 4th and on the 20th doctors found calcification in both breast using a routine mammogram. Crow, 44, told Sawyer that "I thought: 'Now, this is just one crummy joke.  It was like, 'Wait a minute, how can this be? No, you've got the wrong person.' You know. … But yeah, that's the way it happened, you know."


Star Jones Reynolds and Barbara Walters Update - More Interviews - Star Jones Reynolds apologizes for Bridezilla Wedding Extravaganza

Star Jones Reynolds and Barbara Walters Update - More Interviews

CNN's Larry King Live Website with video clip of the Interview

Star Jones Reynolds continues to vent her bad news of being let go from the daytime television show, “The View.”  She went on CNN’s “Larry King Live” to further explain her case.

Barbara Walters who is also the creator and executive producer and she is also the lead host on the show.  According to a report from Reuters, Barbara Walters has said that Star Jones Reynolds gave the show negative publicity with the wedding extravaganza that tabloids have called her “Bridezilla” two years ago.  Viewers did not like that Star Jones Reynolds was getting a free wedding and flaunting it.


Las Vegas Shows – New Cirque du Soleil show “Love” Opens Tonight at The Mirage

Las Vegas Shows – New Cirque du Soleil show “Love” Opens Tonight at The Mirage

The Mirage Hotel and Casino

If you are going out to Las Vegas to vacation any time soon, you will probably want to catch one of the new shows in town.  The Canadian acrobatic troupe, Cirque du Soleil, will open a new show this Friday, called “Love.”  This show will feature 130 different songs of The Beatles original recordings along with the 60 international Cirque du Soleil artists.

According to a Reuters report said that the “Love” production began with a friendship that was formed with the late George Harrison and the founder of Cirque du Soleil, Guy Laliberte.  Cirque du Soleil has been working on the show for the past five years.  Las Vegas Shows – New Cirque du Soleil show “Love” Opens Tonight at The Mirage


Was Ashley Simpson Offered $4 Million to Pose Naked?  Star Jones Reynolds and Barbara Walters – Rosie Adds Coy Comments

Was Ashley Simpson Offered $4 Million to Pose Naked?  Star Jones Reynolds and Barbara Walters – Rosie Adds Coy Comments

The View Website

Playboy isn’t talking but it has been reported that they have offered Ashley Simpson $4 million to pose for them.  Us magazine reported that Ashley’s publicist said she was offered money to show her “lady parts” in the legendary magazine. The publicist said she turned it down. The Playboy Magazine representative said “we don’t make 4 million dollar offers to anyone.”

Things are heating up between Star Jones Reynolds and Barbara Walters, according to People Magazine.  People reports that Walters said she felt “betrayed” by Reynolds’s comments to the magazine.  Previously, Reynolds had said that she felt like she was “fired” from the ABC morning show, The View.  Was Ashley Simpson Offered $4 Million to Pose Naked?  Star Jones Reynolds and Barbara Walters – Rosie Adds Coy Comments


Britney Spears Poses for Cover of Harpers Bazaar Magazine - Available on Newsstands Now - Saddened over Criticism of NBC Dateline Show

Britney Spears Poses for Cover of Harpers Bazaar Magazine - Available on Newsstands Now - Saddened over Criticism of NBC Dateline Show

Available Now

Britney Spears has changed her hair color and is now appearing naked on the cover of Harpers Bazaar magazine.  This is after Spears was slammed for her scruffy appearance on the NBC Dateline show on June 15th.  According to the New York Post, her fans called her hair a “rats nest”.

Us Magazine says she felt horrible about the criticism.  “She felt terrible,” says a source. “She didn’t understand her image problem until the negative feedback about Dateline. She pulled out her extensions and bought a bottle of dark hair dye” (calling her doctor first to ask if it was safe for her unborn child).  Britney Spears Poses for Cover of Harpers Bazaar Magazine - Available on Newsstands Now - Saddened over Criticism of NBC Dateline Show


Daytime Television show, “The View” gives co-host Star Jones Reynolds the Boot Early

Daytime Television show, “The View” gives co-host Star Jones Reynolds the Boot Early

Shine
book by
Star Jones Reynolds

Star Jones Reynolds, 44, got the boot earlier than expected from the popular daytime show called “The View.”  Barbara Walters announced this Wednesday saying “It is becoming uncomfortable for us to pretend that everything is the same at this table.  Therefore, regrettably, Star will no longer be on this program."

It was only on Tuesday that Reynolds announced that she will be leaving “The View” daytime TV show.  Originally her last day was to be through July 13th.  She has been a co-host on “The View” for 9 years.  Daytime Television show, “The View” gives co-host Star Jones Reynolds the Boot Early


Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban got married in Australia Catholic Wedding Ceremony this Sunday

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban got married in Australia Catholic Wedding Ceremony this Sunday

Nicole Kidman stars in "Stepford Wives"

This Sunday, Actress, Nicole Kidman, and country-music singer, Keith Urban, said ‘I Do’ as they get married in a traditional Catholic ceremony in a chapel in Sydney, Australia.  There was already much anticipation for the couple pending wedding date, which now the happy couple have finally tied the knot.

The sandstone chapel is located up in a cliff-top setting which offers views of the Sydney Harbor and the Pacific Ocean.  Kidman and Urban wed in a candlelight ceremony.  Kidman arrived with a group of cream Rolls Royce cars at 5:30 p.m.  When the ceremony was complete the church bells rang to announce the marriage.  Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban got married in Australia Catholic Wedding Ceremony this Sunday


Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s son Maddox being stalked by Photographer at his Daycare

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s son Maddox being stalked by Photographer at his Daycare

Entertainment

No harm done, but Clint Brewer, 25, was hiding in bushes outside the Malibu daycare center that Maddox attends.  Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt and Maddox were not known if they were around at the time of the citizen’s arrest.

According to a report by People magazine, on Thursday, the photographer was found hiding in the bushes.  He apparently was trying to get pictures of Maddox and family going to his daycare.

Associated press reports that Cindy Guagenti, who is Brad Pitt’s publicist, said that Clint Brewer was attempting to take photos of Maddox.  Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s son Maddox being stalked by Photographer at his Daycare


Angelina Jolie interview on “Anderson Cooper 360” said We’ll Adopt Next Time

Angelina Jolie interview on “Anderson Cooper 360” said We’ll Adopt Next Time

Angelina Jolie
Dvd Collection

Angelina Jolie interviews with Anderson Cooper and will air tonight 10 pm/ET on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.” 

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have a newborn, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt born by c-section in Namibia.  Jolie has adopted two other children, Maddox, 4, and Zahara, 16 months.   Maddox is adopted from the country of Cambodia and Zahara is adopted from the country of Ethiopia.

According to ABC News, Angelina Jolie explains that she intends to adopt next time around with Brad Pitt, and tells Cooper in the interview, “We don't know which — which country. But we're looking at different countries.  And we're — I'm just — it's gonna be the balance of what would be best for Mad and for Z right now. It's, you know, another boy, another girl, which country, which race would fit best with the kids."  Angelina Jolie interview on “Anderson Cooper 360” said We’ll Adopt Next Time


Oprah's Weight Loss Plan Show on Monday - Diet and Exercise Daily - Winfey Boot Camp Includes Pilates Aerobics and Strength Training

Oprah's Weight Loss Plan Show on Monday - Diet and Exercise Daily - Winfey Boot Camp Includes Pilates Aerobics and Strength Training

Oprah Magazine

Oprah Winfrey will be having a special program on Monday concerning weight-loss.  She says that the most common questioned asked of her is “How does she lose weight and keep it off?”  Here special is expected to feature a man who lost 500 pounds without surgery.  A woman lost 85 pounds and will make her TV debut in a bikini.

Oprah had many years of weight gain and loss.  She would say on Monday “I'm going to do it" and then by Wednesday she would be failing.  She now realizes that the commitment to do well and to be well is a lifetime of choices that you make daily.  She says that true commitment does not come when you say "I'll try" Or "I want to" or "I really want to." The true commitment comes when you say, "I have decided." Oprah's Weight Loss Plan Show on Monday - Diet and Exercise Daily - Winfey Boot Camp Includes Pilates Aerobics and Strength Training


Britney Spears Segment with NBC Matt Lauer on the Today Show - Complete Interview Will Air Friday Night on NBC Dateline

Britney Spears Segment with NBC Matt Lauer on the Today Show - Complete Interview Will Air Friday Night on NBC Dateline

Entertainment

The NBC Today show featured a teaser segment of the Matt Lauer Interview with Britney Spears Thursday morning. The full interview will air this Friday night on Dateline. 

Lauer showed the 24 year old Spears a series of tabloid cover stories concerning her marriage to Kevin Federline, 28.  Britney said “"You know what? I need to create my own magazine.  I need to come up with my own and say the real deal."  She admitted that the tabloids are very good at what they do.  Britney Spears Segment with NBC Matt Lauer on the Today Show - Complete Interview Will Air Friday Night on NBC Dateline


Britney Spears Baby News – She wants to give birth in Namibia

Britney Spears Baby News – She want to give birth in Namibia

Ocean View from Hotel in Namibia

Britney Spears has here hands full with being a mom with Sean Preston and having a new baby on the way.  She has expressed interest in possibly having her next baby in Namibia.

What not to miss is the upcoming interview that Matt Lauer had with Britney Spears.  The interview will be broadcast on both NBC’s Today show on Thursday as well as on Dateline on Friday.  Not only does she break down and cry, but she discusses her relationship with Kevin Federline. Britney Spears Baby News – She wants to give birth in Namibia


Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Baby Pictures Released - Newborn Shiloh Nouvel Born May 27th - Couple Leaves Namibia Africa For Malibu

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Baby Pictures Released - Newborn Shiloh Nouvel Born May 27th - Couple Leaves Namibia Africa For Malibu

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have left Namibia and are likely headed to their $9 million Malibu California Estate with their newborn daughter, Shiloh. It has been reported that a “massive amount of liquor" was delivered to the home Wednesday and that construction and cleaning crews have been at the home.

The couple held a press conference in Namibia before they left, where Pitt, 42, said “We are very proud that our daughter was born here, and we leave with fond memories and definitely hungry to return."  Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Baby Pictures Released - Newborn Shiloh Nouvel Born May 27th - Couple Leaves Namibia Africa For Malibu


The Break Up Movie Review Starring Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston

The Break Up Movie Review Starring Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston

Vaughn and Aniston

Years ago I had thought I watched the worst romantic dramady of all time in the film The Story of Us. A film starring Bruce Willis and Michelle Pfeiffer as a married couple at odds. They spend the entire film bickering and trying to reconcile their relationship while outside influences I.E. friends and family members butt their misguided advice into the fiasco. The Break Up Movie Review Starring Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston


Lindsay Lohan Wants To Make Grown-Up Movies

Lindsay Lohan Wants To Make Grown-Up Movies

Entertainment

The nineteen year-old Lindsay Lohan will be celebrating her 20th birthday next month, and she is more concerned about her career right now than romance.  Lohan told Harper’s Bazaar “I need to focus on my career and getting my life in order."

She does not want to marry young like her mother.  “My mom married young, but it was a different time," she said.  “I've heard that guys are intimidated by me even though I'm not an intimidating person." 

One thing for sure, Lindsay has become a first rate star, with hits like “Mean Girls”, "Freaky Friday" and "Herbie: Fully Loaded."  In fact, now she only wants to work with well known directors.  The Miami Herald reported that she has walked away from her new movie, Bill.  Why?  According to the Herald, “The film's first-time directors aren't well-known enough.”  Lindsay Lohan Wants To Make Grown-Up Movies


The Break Up - Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston Movie

The Break Up - Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston Movie

Jennifer and Vince

Most romance movies are about two people getting together, but the new Vince Vaughn-Jennifer Aniston comedy, is a mold-breaker.  The movie Break-Up is about two people breaking-up.  For this reason you might expect the movie to fail. 

Many movie reviewers said the movie would be flop.  But that is what they said about the Da Vinci Code as well; however both movies are doing great.  So much for what the critics say.  Break-Up grossed over $38 million the first weekend, making it the third biggest opening weekend for a romantic comedy. The Break Up - Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston Movie


Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” show is a Winner - Auditions Continue

Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” show is a Winner - Auditions Continue

Fox's TV series
"So You Think You Can Dance"

Fox’s second season of the show “So You Think You Can Dance” is back on Wednesday nights.  According to Nielsen Media Research there were 10.4 million viewers who tuned into watch this past week.  The new summer original show by CBS, “Game Show Marathon” did not do as well with only 6.9 million viewers.

“So You Think You Can Dance” is a spin off from the “American Idol” show.  It is produced by 19 Entertainment Ltd. and Dick Clark Productions.  Currently the show is traveling across the United States to give out airplane tickets for the finalists to compete against the best dancers.  Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” show is a Winner - Auditions Continue


Shiloh Nouvel Baby Photos now on Newsstands - Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Proud Parents

Shiloh Nouvel Baby Photos now on Newsstands - Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Proud Parents

Shiloh Photo's on Newsstands

As everyone has waited anxiously to see the baby pictures of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt newborn baby the day has finally arrived for the magazines to deliver the first looks at baby Shiloh.  People magazine has the United States exclusive, Hello! Magazine from London and New Idea magazine from New Zealand will be the first to show off Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt.

It turns out that Shiloh has inherited Jolie’s full lips.  She has a light sandy brown hair.  If you can't get to the supermarket to pick up your copy you can see the cover of the magazine at People's website. Shiloh Nouvel Baby Photos now on Newsstands - Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Proud Parents


Billy Preston - Rhythm and Blues Star Dies of Kidney Failure

Billy Preston - Rhythm and Blues Star Dies of Kidney Failure

Billy Preston

Billy Preston died this past Tuesday at the age of 59 years.  He was a considered by many an unofficial “fifth Beatle.”   His music career has been very widespread and respected by many.  Jazz legend, Miles Davis, named a song “Billy Preston” in honor of him.  

When Preston was a teenager he performed with greats such as Mahalia Jackson, Little Richard, and Ray Charles.  In 1969 he performed with the Beatles.  Preston and the Beatles release a single together “Get Back” with “Don’t Let Me Down” on the flipside.  The credit on this record said “The Beatles with Billy Preston.”  He later joined in the Beatles last concert of that year in London.  He also played on the 1970 Beatles album “Let It Be.”  Billy Preston - Rhythm and Blues Star Dies of Kidney Failure


American Idol Winner Taylor Hicks signs a Record Contract

American Idol Winner Taylor Hicks signs a Record Contract

Entertainment

This season’s American Idol, Taylor Hicks, recently signed a recording contract with 19 Recordings Limited and Arista Records.  The record deal is supposed to be a multi-million dollar contract.

Taylor Hicks, 29, is an Alabama native.  According to a press release, his debut album will not be released until later this year.  There is a single “Do I Make You Proud” being released on June 13th.  He sang this song on the last two shows on “American Idol.”  He will also record the Doobie Brothers classic "Takin' It to the Streets" for the single’s flipside release.  American Idol Winner Taylor Hicks signs a Record Contract


Larry Birkhead is father - Anna Nicole Smith Second Pregnancy

Larry Birkhead is father - Anna Nicole Smith Second Pregnancy

"Great Big Beautiful Doll"
Book about Anna Nicole

Anna Nicole Smith, 38, has confirmed over the internet that she is pregnant.  According to US weekly, the father is Larry Birkhead.

Anna Nicole Smith posted a video on her website saying the following, “Well, let me stop all the rumors.  Yes. I am pregnant... I’m happy, I’m very, very happy about it.... Things are going really, really good, and I’ll be checking in and out periodically on the Web, and I’ll let you see me as I’m growing.”

In the video she is floating around in the pool with a dog barking in the background.  Does she want to have Larry Birkhead to be a full time father?  She did not talk about the father of this child or refer to him by name.  Anna did say that she is very happy about the pregnancy.  Larry Birkhead is father - Anna Nicole Smith Second Pregnancy


June 06, 2006 – 06-06-06 or 666 – Superstition and the Movie Release of “The Omen” Remake on this Date

June 06, 2006 – 06-06-06 or 666 – Superstition and the Movie Release of “The Omen” Remake on this Date

Barcode and 666?

Superstition is reining supreme for June 6th, 2006 (666) there is also a remake of the 1976 movie “The Omen” being released on this day.

In the King James Version the Bible versus from Revelation 13:16-18 says the following: “16   And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:     17      and that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.   18      Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.”

According to Phillips Stevens, Jr., Ph.D. who is an associate professor of anthropology from the University of Buffalo said that people misunderstand the 666 mentioned in the Bible.  June 06, 2006 – 06-06-06 or 666 – Superstition and the Movie Release of “The Omen” Remake on this Date


Summer TV Show Line-up With Times - New And Returning Shows - How To Get A Guy - Fear Factor - Last Comic Standing - Celebrity Poker

Summer TV Show Line-up With Times - New And Returning Shows - How To Get A Guy - Fear Factor - Last Comic Standing - Celebrity Poker

Summer Shows

Our favorite TV shows of the season have ended and now we are trying to figure out what else to watch.  American Idol, Lost, Greys Anatomy, Desperate Housewives have either begun their summer re-runs or on hiatus until the fall.  The networks are working a series of reality shows such as "Last Comic Standing" and "Big Brother." 

Cable TV has come up with a summer line-up.  These shows include TNT's "The Closer," FX's "Rescue Me," USA's "The Dead Zone" and HBO's "Entourage" and "Deadwood."  ABC has also offered free downloads of last seasons TV shows on their website.  Summer TV Show Line-up With Times - New And Returning Shows - How To Get A Guy - Fear Factor - Last Comic Standing - Celebrity Poker


Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt register website Domain for Newborn Shiloh Nouvel

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt register website Domain for Newborn Shiloh Nouvel

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in
Mr. & Mrs. Smith

According to multiple reports Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are making a website just for their newborn baby girl at ShilohNouvelJolie-Pitt.com.  
According to records listed on the registration Angelina Jolie is listed as the registered owner of this website as of May 27th, 2006 which is also the day Shiloh was born.  The website has been registered for a one year period of time.

Shiloh’s brother and sister have also their own domains as well.  MaddoxJolie-Pitt.com and ZaharaJolie-Pitt.com were registered when Brad Pitt formally adopted the children.  It does not seem that any website is posted on any of these domains at this time.

Lifestyle Extra reported that the Pitt family will remain in Namibia for the next two weeks to recover from delivering via C-section before traveling back to the United States.  Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt register website Domain for Newborn Shiloh Nouvel


Oprah’s TV show about the Bird Flu – How to Prepare for the Pandemic

Oprah’s TV show about the Bird Flu – How to Prepare for the Pandemic

3M's N95
Respirator Mask

Oprah Winfrey will have an informative show on May 30th in which she will discuss about the bird flu.  At this time the Bird Flu has not spread easily from human to human, however experts are warning to be prepared in the event that it does become a pandemic.

In Indonesia there is a family that has caught the bird flu which has been called a H5N1 cluster.  There were a total of 8 people infected with 7 people in the family dying.   There was not a direct link to infected birds; however the H5N1 virus did not mutate either.  The spread of the bird flu does not seem to have happened at this time beyond the immediate family which has kept the alert level for this pandemic at a 3 rating.  If the World Health Organization declares a pandemic it is at a 6 rating.  Oprah’s TV show about the Bird Flu – How to Prepare for the Pandemic


TiVo Recorder - How to Program your TiVo to record TV shows via the Internet

TIVO Recorder - How to Program your TIVO to record TV shows via the Internet

TIVO series 2 recorder

If you have TiVo service directly with TiVo (sorry DirecTV DVR doesn’t work) you can benefit by using the internet to automatically have your TiVo be programmed remotely for recording shows.  

TiVo is a popular way to record television.  What is good about TiVo is that you can pick your television shows and movies to record for you and you can watch them when you have a chance.  You can rewind live TV and even pause it so you don’t miss anything.  TiVo records the television to a hard drive making it easy to navigate through multiple recordings.  If programming times change TiVo knows to record the show at a different time.  While VCR’s have programming features it does not offer many of the features of TiVo.  TiVo Recorder - How to Program your TiVo to record TV shows via the Internet


ABC's ‘Lost’ TV Show – May 24th Season Finale Answers to Why the Plane Crashed

ABC's ‘Lost’ TV Show – May 24th Season Finale Answers to Why the Plane Crashed

Lost Novel

ABC’s popular ‘Lost’ TV show will wrap up their 2nd season by answering a few questions but of course leaving us with a new cliffhanger.  The two hour season finale will answer some questions, like what will happen if you don’t push the button in the hatch when the countdown expires.

The episode is called “Live Together, Die Alone”.  Jack and Sayid will make a plan to deal with “The Others” and there will be an attempt to get Walt back.  Eko and Locke disagree about pushing the button in the hatch which could result in disaster. The question is what will be the season cliffhanger, chances are it will be related to what will result when the numbers are not entered and the button is not being pushed.  ABC's ‘Lost’ TV Show – May 24th Season Finale Answers to Why the Plane Crashed


“The Da Vinci Code” Movie stirs up Critics before Opening Night

“The Da Vinci Code” stirs ups the Critics before its Opening Night

Dan Brown's
The Da Vinci Code

Ron Howard’s movie, “The Da Vinci Code” which opens on May 19th has lots of critics from religious leaders to historians that point out why they believe it is more fiction than fact. The movie is based on Dan Brown's bestselling novel with the same name.

“The Da Vinci Code” is stirring up the Roman Catholic Church who is asking for a boycott of movie goers to not pay to see this movie.  They have asked Ron Howard to put a disclaimer on the movie out of respect to Christians.  Howard has declined their request.  A senior government official wanted to ban the movie in the Philippines because it is blasphemous.

NBC’s Today show is traveling through Europe to view the paintings and locations that the movie and novel have referenced.  In their reports they are showing special “Da Vinci Code” tours throughout Europe that will let you see the clues from the story in person.  “The Da Vinci Code” Movie stirs up Critics before Opening Night


Elvis Presley home Sold on eBay to Psychic Uri Geller

Elvis Presley home Sold on eBay to Psychic Uri Geller

1034 Audubon Drive, Memphis, TN

Uri Geller along with two business partners were the winning bidders of the eBay auction for Elvis Presley’s old home.  The auction closed with a winning bid for $905,100.  This was Elvis’s home he lived in before Graceland.

Geller’s goal would be to turn the home into a museum one day.  The property is located at 1034 Audubon Drive, Memphis, TN.  The 2,916 square feet house has four bedrooms and two bathrooms.  Elvis purchased the home originally in 1956 with a $500 down payment.  The house which was built in 1955 has 9 rooms and a swimming pool.  Elvis Presley home Sold on eBay to Psychic Uri Geller


Baby First TV – new channel premieres just for Babies

Baby First TV – new channel premieres just for Babies

Baby First TV channel

On May 11th, Baby First TV launched their 24 hour a day commercial free station just for babies.  Baby First TV will have educational entertaining programming that will be directed at the level of a young child.  While new born babies may not be intent on watching TV yet (I just don’t think they would be that interested) youngsters ages 1 – 3 would like the programming.

The programming includes “Baby Songs” which is a favorite for little ones.  The songs are unique and catchy tunes that relate to what children are dealing with in the real world.  While we look for action packed thrills as adults, younger children are very literal with what they watch on TV.  We used to calm the kids down before bed time with “Baby Songs” videos.  It sure beats driving around in the car until they fall asleep.  Baby First TV – new channel premieres just for Babies


‘The Facts of Life’ TV Stars Reunite to promote release of first two seasons on DVD

‘The Facts of Life’ TV Stars Reunite to promote release of first two seasons on DVD

The Facts of Life on DVD

The comedy sitcom called “The Facts of Life” was on air from 1979 through 1988.  The show was about an all girl boarding school and dealing with every day life problems.  The show had many changes over the years from cast member changes, to location.  At one point they operated a bakery together.

The first year there was a cast of seven school girl characters.  To improve on ratings the show was narrowed down to 4 girls, Blair, Jo, Natalie, and Tutti.  Mrs. Garrett was a spin off character from the other popular 80’s show, Different Strokes.

In later season’s George Clooney was a regular cast member of the show.  Molly Ringwald was in the first season of the show and was cut early on, she is well known for teen movies in the 80’s.  ‘The Facts of Life’ TV Stars Reunite to promote release of first two seasons on DVD


Businesses View ABC Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America Movie As A Preview of Pandemic

Businesses View ABC Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America Movie As A Preview of Pandemic

Fatal Contact Movie

Marlton, NJ - Although an upcoming ABC movie on the bird flu virus is a Hollywood tale, a real outbreak may not be far removed from the reel version airing May 9, notes one readiness expert.

"Viruses mutate and if this one does it will join the human flu virus, change its genetic code and emerge as a new and deadly flu that can spread through the air from human to human. If the virus does mutate, it does not necessarily mean it will be as deadly to people as it is to birds. But private citizens, the government, businesses, schools and hospitals must prepare for the worst," says Stephen Guarino, CEO of Global Protection in Marlton, N.J.

The avian influenza virus currently is confined to birds. It can, however, be transmitted to humans, but only if people come into direct contact with the droppings and excretions of infected birds.   Businesses View ABC Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America Movie As A Preview of Pandemic


Watch TV Online – CBS launches Innertube Website with Free TV

Watch TV Online – CBS launches Innertube Website with Free TV

CBS's innertube website

CBS television broadcasting station has further made their presence on the internet on Thursday by launching their own online TV website called Innertube.

Innertube address the competitions for the TV watching online, not only from Google Video, but also youtube.com and itunes.com.  Many websites are charging for some shows, and mixing in free shows as well.   This mixed free and paid for TV online is what CBS’s inntertube website will more likely do in the future, but at this time it is all free.

The free TV viewing will be sponsored with advertisements from the following companies: Cadbury Schweppes, Chili's, Pier 1 Imports Brinkmann Corp. and Verizon SuperPages.com.  Watch TV Online – CBS launches Innertube Website with Free TV


Bird Flu movie - “Fatal Contact – Bird Flu in America” ABC presents Movie on May 9th

Bird Flu movie - “Fatal Contact – Bird Flu in America” ABC presents Movie on May 9th

The Great Influenza by John M. Barry

With ratings competition between the networks this May, there is one sure rating winner with ABC’s movie called “Fatal Contact – Bird Flu in America”.  The 2 hour movie will premiere on Tuesday, May 9th during primetime.

The movie is based on the Avian Flu that originated from Hong Kong and the H5N1 virus mutates so that it becomes transmittable from human to human.  It is a dramatic representation of what might happen to society and day to day lives of people if it became contagious.  Stars in the movie are as follows:  Joely Richardson, Stacy Keach, Ann Cusack, Justina Machado, Scott Cohen and David Ramsey.  Bird Flu movie - “Fatal Contact – Bird Flu in America” ABC presents Movie on May 9th


Upcoming Movies - X-Men - Superman Returns - Pirates of the Caribbean - Fearless - Pathfinder - Cars - And other Summer Blockbusters

Upcoming Movies - X-Men - Superman Returns - Pirates of the Caribbean - Fearless - Pathfinder - Cars - And other Summer Blockbusters

Entertainment

The Da Vinci Code - You have Ron Howard and Tom Hanks not to mention Audrey Tautuo of Amelie fame, but the film is also based on a best selling book. Will it live up to the hype, or has all of this publicity been just negative jargon from the Church fueling the fire.

Over The Hedge- The kids movies are coming and we all know what that means. Packing the kids in the car or truck and shipping them down to the theater and either being disappointed but getting a good nap in or laughing our collective butts off. Time will tell. This one looks funny enough though.   Upcoming Movies - X-Men - Superman Returns - Pirates of the Caribbean - Fearless - Pathfinder - Cars - And other Summer Blockbusters


Tim McGraw and Faith Hill: A Love Connection On and Off the Stage

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill: A Love Connection On and Off the Stage

Faith Hill

On Tim

Tim McGraw was born May 1, 1967, in Delhi, La.  He arrived in to start his career in Nashville in1989. He released his self-titled debut album in 1992 on Curb Records. He didn't have a major hit until 1994's "Not a Moment Too Soon".

He followed that up with his first No.1 record, "Don't Take the Girl". Tim grew up riding horses and playing baseball in rural Louisiana. When he was eleven, he accidentally discovered his mother's deepest secret--that he is the biological son of pro baseball player Tug McGraw.

Tim is currently considered the king of country music. He holds twenty number one hits, has sold thirty million albums and was awarded two Grammy's. Faith has also sold 30 million records and won four Grammy's.  Tim McGraw and Faith Hill: A Love Connection On and Off the Stage


High Definition HD-DVD Movies Titles and Toshiba HD-DVD Players now Shipping

High Definition HD-DVD Movies Titles and Toshiba HD-DVD Players now Shipping

HD-DVD release of "Serenity"

The first HD-DVD titles are coming out this Tuesday.  The Toshiba players for which they will play on are arriving at various retailers and online storefronts this week.  The price tag for the Toshiba HD-DVD is $499.99.  The Sony Blu-Ray High Definition HD-DVD is on pre-order and listed at $999.99.

The HD-DVD titles to be anticipated to be released on Tuesday are “Serenity”, “The Last Samurai”, and “The Phantom of the Opera.”  “Million Dollar Baby” was postponed for today’s release.

Toshiba is initially shipping 10,000 HD-DVD players for its release of the new technology.  The movie distributors will match with 10,000 copies of the titles being released.  High Definition HD-DVD Movies Titles and Toshiba HD-DVD Players now Shipping


Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes – Scientology ‘Silent Birth’ Does the Baby wear Ear Plugs?

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes – Scientology ‘Silent Birth’ Does the Baby wear Ear Plugs?

Breastfeeding Recommended by US Department of Health

Currently there is a lot of talk about Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes beliefs in Scientology and having their baby delivered by ‘silent birth’.  Somehow it sounds ridiculous to be silent during the birthing process.  Why not knock out Katie and do a C-section delivery that could be very quite.  That would be silent as ever, but I guess that contradicts with other beliefs of Scientology.

The reality of the birthing process is that the baby is still inside how much can a baby hear?  During the process of delivery of the baby being pushed out the baby is likely to be in shock as it is and I don’t think delivery would be any more traumatic with a little noise.

Who says that you have to yell during your delivery, but if it hurts that much the lady delivering has to do whatever she needs to get through it.  The silliness of this is that you need ‘Scientology’ to have a commonsense approach to a stressful situation.  Delivering a baby is a stressful and potentially painful arrangement for the mother to be.  It makes common sense to stay cool through the whole ordeal; however, to ask for extreme quietness is likely to add stress for the mother delivering the baby.  Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes – Scientology ‘Silent Birth’ Does the Baby wear Ear Plugs?


Madonna Confessions tour is a sell out Concerts being added

Madonna Confessions tour is a sell out Concerts being added

Madonna's Confession on a Dance Floor CD

Madonna’s Confessions tour opens May 21st in Los Angeles.  According to Billboard magazine, ticket sales have been selling out in a number of cities. 

Four shows are sold out in Paris at Bercy Stadium starting on August 27th.  London’s Wembley Arena has sold out seven shows that start on August 1st.  There are two shows at the Amsterdam Arena sold out which begin on September 3rd.  Four shows are sold out in New York’s Madison Square Garden that begins on June 28th.  

Show dates in the following cities are sold out:Madonna Confessions tour is a sell out Concerts being added


Lost Gospel of Judas – National Geographic has it authenticated and Translated

Lost Gospel of Judas – National Geographic has it authenticated and Translated

The Gospel of Judas

The National Geographic Society headquartered in Washington D.C. announced that they have pieced together and translated the Gospel of Judas which has been lost for almost 1,700 years.  Also called the codex, the National Geographic Channel will premiere a television two hour event on April 9th called "The Gospel of Judas.”

National Geographic in Washington D.C. has opened a public exhibit opening Friday, April 7th, which shows pages of the ancient papyrus codex manuscript.  If you miss the exhibit there are books available along with an upcoming May issue of National Geographic magazine which will be discussing their discoveries.

The National Geographic Society collaborated with Maecenas Foundation for Ancient Art and Waitt Instititue for Historical Discovery.  One of the world’s leading Coptic scholar is Rodolphe Kasser from Switzerland participated in the restoration and transcription of the documents.   Lost Gospel of Judas – National Geographic has it authenticated and Translated


TV Series Lost on ABC has New Twists – Locke is Becoming Dominant Character While the Doctor Seeks Attention

TV Series Lost on ABC has New Twists – Locke is Becoming Dominant Character While the Doctor Seeks Attention

The Lost Cast

Lost is one of the most popular shows on Television right now, and for good reason.  The last episode involved John Locke, the prisoner, and Locke’s past.  It was one of the best episodes of the series and answered some of the questions involving the prisoner, Henry Gale, sort of. 

Henry was captured in a trap set by the French Woman, who claims he is one of the “others”.  The other people on the island are still a mystery, along with pretty much everything else in the show.  We are still not sure why everyone ended up on the ill-fated plane that crash landed on the island.  Locke tends to believe it is a good thing, especially considering he was not able to use his legs before the crash, but once on the island he was able to.  TV Series Lost on ABC has New Twists – Locke is Becoming Dominant Character While the Doctor Seeks Attention


North Country Movie Review - Charlize Theron

North Country Movie Review - Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron

Coming off the success of her indie film Whale Rider Niki Caro makes an attempt at a true tale of sexism and prejudice in the work place with North Country starring Charlize Theron and a supporting cast much to large to list here. Where to begin?

The movie is a film that some people will have to see if only for the historical (although inaccurate) presence that it had on Unions and big companies. It comes at you with an angle much like the usual media outlet will come at you these days.

They lay the foundation thick for a woe-is-me tale and transform every living object around the lead character into monster figures so in the end if your not on her side then your sexist. My biggest problem with the film is that it has no one that is in the least bit easy to like. Everyone in the film has their undesirable quirks that make it hard to stay interested in the film. Was I frustrated by the sexism in this film? Yes, but probably too often.  North Country Movie Review - Charlize Theron


Pascal Molliere - Possibly the next best London Theatre Photographer

Pascal Molliere - Possibly the next best London theatre photographer

Victoria & Albert Museum

As far as theatre photography goes, Pascal Molliere is a relative new comer. Having only been shooting the London stage for the last 5 years, he is positively a rookie - 5 years is no time in this business.

Other well known theatre photographers such as John Haynes and Knobby Clarke, who have both been photographing the likes of Dame Judy Dench and Sir Ian McKellen are among other well known names have been around literally for decades. But in this short time, Pascal Molliere has produced some of the best richly observed theatre stills in the business.  Pascal Molliere - Possibly the next best London Theatre Photographer


YouTube.com – Express yourself for the World to see – SNL skit draws Network’s attention to Website

YouTube.com – Express yourself for the World to see – SNL skit draws Network’s attention to Website

YouTube website

Possibly you have found yourself without enough things to entertain yourself.  A website called YouTube allows anyone to share and watch home grown videos on the internet.

YouTube was started in February 2005 by pioneers of PayPal which is now owned by eBay.  The goal of YouTube is to make it easy for anyone to upload and share video online.  Competitors to this video market are Google Video which also has ability for people to share as well as sell their video clips online.  YouTube.com – Express yourself for the World to see – SNL skit draws Network’s attention to Website


Good Night And Good Luck Movie Review - Edward R Murrow Vs McCarthy Film

Good Night And Good Luck Movie Review - Edward R Murrow Vs McCarthy Film

Good Night and Good Luck

Good Night, and Good Luck is George Clooney's second attempt at directing (after his poorly recieved film Confessions of a Dangerous Mind) a feature film and sorry to say, atleast for me, that it does not impress. The film, which consists of an abundnace of raw footage taken from the actual hearings during the McCarthy era, but this film has less to do with McCarthy as it does with Edward R. Murrow's attempts to expose the McCarthy hearings for what they really were, a witch hunt.

To bad its nothing we all haven't heard before. Unlike 1991's Guilty By Suspicion inwhich Irwin Winkler tackles the same subject matter with more girth, Clooney leaves little room for the human effects of the McCarthy era other then to show what motivates Murrow to take chances as a journalist in playing McCarthy at every angle and calling him out on his factless rants  Good Night And Good Luck Movie Review - Edward R Murrow Vs McCarthy Film


Did the Holy Grail Exist? - The Grail Code and Hindu Kundalini how it affects Your Health

Did the Holy Grail Exist? - The Grail Code and Hindu Kundalini how it affects Your Health

19th century painting of the Holy Grail

Right now the whole world is going mad over the Da Vinci Code and its supposed secrets of the Holy Grail. Well, in fact there is a brand new book out called The Serpent Grail, which sets about proving that the grail was in fact a mixing bowl for the Elixir of Life. In fact, I am the main author of that book and I have gone several steps further and proven that the mixture of venom and blood from the snake actually boosts the immune system and thereby aided ancient man in battling off disease. But there was another level - a more psychological and some would say, spiritual level. This level became our "quest" for the grail and the ultimate enlightenment, or so it was thought. But there are dangers. Did the Holy Grail Exist? - The Grail Code and Hindu Kundalini how it affects Your Health


Would the Real Jesus Please Stand Up

Would the Real Jesus Please Stand Up

19th century painting of Jesus

This is a tale of lost legend, of hidden people taken from our site by the jealousy of the Church.

Born 3rd or 4th Year BC in Tyana in Cappadocia, at 16 Appollonius of Tyana became a disciple of Pythagoras, renouncing flesh, wine and women. He wore no shoes and let his hair and beard grow long.

He soon became a reformer and fixed his abode in the Temple of Aesculapius - the serpent healing deity we discovered to be of paramount importance in The Serpent Grail, and who himself originated from the Egyptian architect Imhotep.

It was claimed of Appollonius that he was one of the wisest of all men and in all likelihood he gained his immense wisdom whilst at the feet of the wise serpentine Naga sages of the Indian sub-continent.  Would the Real Jesus Please Stand Up


American Inventor Premiers on ABC Thursday Night - Expect Silly and Useful Inventions - Almost Reality TV - Similar Format to American Idol

American Inventor Premiers on ABC Thursday Night - Expect Silly and Useful Inventions - Almost Reality TV - Similar Format to American Idol

American Invenstor

The new ABC “almost reality” series American Inventor puts inventors in front of a panel of judges in an effort to sell their invention.  The show format closely resembles the popular Fox TV show American Idol. 

The show will premier tomorrow night at 8PM with a special 2 hour episode, but will move to its regular slot at 9PM on March 23rd.  Inventor expects to attract thousand of dreamers, tinkerers and entrepreneurs.  They will all be judged by a four-person panel that includes inventor Doug Hall.  Hall has developed products for Nike, Ford and Proctor and Gamble.

The judging will also be done by marketing and advertising experts and will include Peter Jones who is expected to deflate contestants with rude remarks. Jones is expected to be the Simon Cowell of Inventor.  American Inventor Premiers on ABC Thursday Night - Expect Silly and Useful Inventions - Almost Reality TV - Similar Format to American Idol


The Serpent and the Lady of the Lake

The Serpent and the Lady of the Lake

Philip Gardiner

Is there a mystery here to be unraveled? Is there a serpent code being held by the Grail myths? Can we uncover this code by taking a look at the Lady of Lake? The answer is yes to all these questions, for held within the folds of the coiled snake we shall discover the truth of the origin of the Arthurian tales and the strange watery Lady who was to give Arthur his sword.

There are various names attributed to the ‘Lady of the Lake;’ Nimue and Vivienne are the two most used, but most pertinent to us here is ‘White Serpent.’ Nimue is probably Mneme or Mnemosyne, who is one of the Muses or ‘water nymphs’ from Roman and Greek mythology and who gave out weapons - just as the Lady of the Lake did. Vivienne in all likelihood comes from Vi-Vianna or Co-Vianna the ‘water goddess’ or Coventina of Celtic origin (‘Coventina’s Well’ also had a skull offering discovered which is important in the worship of snakes and wisdom [1].)  The Serpent and the Lady of the Lake


Gnosticism - The King Arthur Code

Gnosticism - The King Arthur Code

19th Century painting of King Arthur

There is a journey that we all must take. It is called life. There is no escaping this journey. We cannot pay somebody to take it for us or take the pain and sorrow that frequents our path. Without our mother and father there would be no help at all from the very start. We would be helpless and we would die.

We are born with no knowledge whatsoever other than some minor genetic memories, and many of us simply follow the patterns that life, evolution and our peers throw at us. We subconsciously assume we must do as our forefathers; we must follow in their footsteps; we must marry, have children, get a job, and step onto the roller-coaster of commercialism and the greed oriented rat race we know as capitalism or even communism. There is seemingly no way out of this life and anyway, most of us are enthused by the chase - for we truly know do different.  Gnosticism - The King Arthur Code


Christopher Reeve’s widow, Dana Reeve, Dies at age 44 of Lung Cancer

Christopher Reeve’s widow, Dana Reeve, Dies at age 44 of Lung Cancer

The Brook Ellison Story

Dana Reeve died on Monday at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Medical Center of lung cancer at age 44.  She was married to Christopher Reeve who was well known as playing Superman in the 1980’s movies.  Christopher Reeve was paralyzed in a horse back riding accident in 1996 and had died on October 10th, 2004.

Dana Reeve along with Christopher Reeve spent much of there time to help find possible cures for paralysis and founded the Christopher Reeve Foundation.  Dana was a chairwoman of the Christopher Reeve Foundation.  Christopher Reeve’s widow, Dana Reeve, Dies at age 44 of Lung Cancer


Record Companies Investigated For Online Music Price Collusion by Justice Department - Compare Apple iTunes With Wal-Mart Licensing Agreements

Record Companies Investigated For Online Music Price Collusion by Justice Department - Compare Apple iTunes With Wal-Mart Licensing Agreements

Apple Allows for CD Case Creation

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) is looking into whether the major music companies “colluded” in setting wholesale prices for digital Music downloads.  This comes on the tail of Apple’s sale of their 1 billionth song off of their iTunes Website.

The DOJ investigation follows a similar investigation by the New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer.  In a recent Fox News reports by Tim Arango, this could have stemmed from a “very public spat between the music industry and Apple chief Steve Jobs over pricing on the iTunes service, which charges 99 cents per track.”  Record Companies Investigated For Online Music Price Collusion by Justice Department - Compare Apple iTunes With Wal-Mart Licensing Agreements 


Do You Want To Know A Secret? Solomon's Temple Revealed

Do You Want To Know A Secret? Solomon's Temple Revealed

Philip Gardiner

There is a journey that we all must take. It is called life. There is no escaping this journey. We cannot pay somebody to take it for us or take the pain and sorrow that frequents our path. Without our mother and father there would be no help at all from the very start. We would be helpless and we would die.

We are born with no knowledge whatsoever other than some minor genetic memories, and many of us simply follow the patterns that life, evolution and our peers throw at us. We subconsciously assume we must do as our forefathers; we must follow in their footsteps; we must marry, have children, get a job, step onto the roller-coaster of commercialism and the greed oriented rat race we know as capitalism or even communism. There is seemingly no way out of this life and anyway, most of us are enthused by the chase - for we truly know do different.  Do You Want To Know A Secret? Solomon's Temple Revealed


The Serpent and the Real Origins of Freemasonry

The Serpent and the Real Origins of Freemasonry

Philip Gardiner

Abraham the Israelite father of mankind, and Hiram of the Freemasons, are one and the same, and both are based upon serpent worshippers with Indian Naga or serpent deity backgrounds. A grand statement, but one that I am not alone in making.

Flavious Josephus said in his History of the Jews:

“These Jews are derived from the Indian philosophers; they are named by the Indians Calani.”

Megasthenes, sent to India by Seleucus Nicator, also said that the Jews were called “Kalani” and that they were an Indian tribe. The Serpent and the Real Origins of Freemasonry


The Truth About Secret Societies - Their link to the Enlightenment Experience and Mind Control

The Truth About Secret Societies - Their link to the Enlightenment Experience and Mind Control

Philip Gardiner

One of the most profound enigmas of the existence of secret societies is and has always been, why do people join? Why is it, that people find these groups so interesting? What is it that we are looking for?

There are the usual and obvious answers to these questions. That we are all searching for enlightenment in our own way, and that each person finds it in different ways ­ hence the need for so many kinds of secret organizations. This has been called a void that we need to somehow fill, an emptiness within each one of us that calls out for a higher being or state of consciousness. Some psychologists believe that this is an evolutionary aspect of our lives, that within us there is a constant urge to improve and a deep-rooted hope. This hope makes us strive for more and thus we become the strongest and fittest of the species ­ hence evolution.   The Truth About Secret Societies - Their link to the Enlightenment Experience and Mind Control


Aerosmith Just Keeps On Rockin’ - Band Concert Tours Still

Aerosmith Just Keeps On Rockin’ - Band Concert Tours Still

Aerosmith

For over three decades, Aerosmith have been one of rock's most revered and popular bands, crafting classic songs full of raw guitar runs and intensely energetic vocals. The band first reached fame in the 1970’s with a string of hits including "Dream On," "Sweet Emotion" and "Walk This Way."

During this period, Aerosmith's music defied easy categorization, falling somewhere between hard rock/blues and early punk, with occasional power ballads here and there. The band enjoyed major popularity throughout the 1970's, but a split from 1979-84, and the serious substance abuse and drug addictions that contributed to their decline, would nearly relegate them to the annals of history. However, in 1984, Aerosmith was born again. They went on to enjoy resurgence in popularity that has made them one of the top-selling and most popular rock bands in the world today.  Aerosmith Just Keeps On Rockin’ - Band Concert Tours Still


Google Video to put 103 Films online from The National Archives

Google Video to put 103 Films online from The National Archives

United News Film

Google Video and U.S. archivist Allen Weinstein are working together on a pilot program to compile 103 films to put online for free download.  The films include movies, documentaries, and other cinematic creations that are archived in Washington, D.C.

"This is an important step to achieve our goal to become an archive without walls," Weinstein said. "For the first time, the public will be able to view this collection of rare and unusual films on the Internet emphasizing the importance of providing access to records anytime, anywhere."  Google Video to put 103 Films online from The National Archives


“The Da Vinci Code” author Dan Brown being sued by Historians for Copyright Infringement

“The Da Vinci Code” author Dan Brown being sued by Historians for Copyright Infringement

Leonardo Da Vinci Painting

Two historians said that the author, Dan Brown, copied their work in order to write “The Da Vinci Code” and are suing both the author and publisher.

Richard Leigh and Michael Baigent are suing Random House and Dan Brown for copyright infringement.  They authored a 1982 non-fiction book along with Henry Lincoln (who is not participating in the lawsuit) called, “The Holy Blood, and the Holy Grail”.  This was a bestseller in its time.  They claim that “The Da Vinci Code” took the framework of their book to use it to build “The Da Vinci Code” book.  The lawsuit is being held in the UK.  Both sides are not talking at this time in regards to this case.  “The Da Vinci Code” author Dan Brown being sued by Historians for Copyright Infringement


Broadway Set for Record Year in 2006

Broadway Set for Record Year in 2006

Broadway 1908

Just like in 2005 when it sold $825 million in tickets, experts project that the Broadway theatre is going to set attendance and ticket sales records in 2006. The thrill of attending any Broadway show can not be overstated.  You can experience the crisp and emotional songs of musicals, the beauty of design elements and the excitement of a character coming to life before your eyes. New York City's Theatre District is known for its world-class performances. Broadway is New York's top entertainment draw. This year, the Great White Way continues to showcase the popular favorites from 2005, while several new plays are also slated to open.  Broadway Set for Record Year in 2006


Lisa Marie Presley gets married for 4th time in Japan

Lisa Marie Presley gets married for 4th time in Japan

wedding bells

Elvis Presley’s only child, Lisa Marie Presley, 38, married Michael Lockwood in Japan.  Presley, who is a singer herself, worked with Lockwood, a guitarist and musical director, on the 2005 album, “Now What”.  The announcement comes a month after the ceremony occurred in Kyoto, Japan, on January 22nd.  Presley's publicist, Paul Bloch, made the announcement this past Thursday to the Associated Press.

Lisa Marie Presley was formerly married to Danny Keough from 1988-1994, Michael Jackson from 1994-1996, and Nicolas Cage for a short time in 2002.  She has two children with Danny Keough, Benjamin Storm, 13, and Danielle Riley, 16.  Lisa Marie Presley gets married for 4th time in Japan

“America Idol” had 10 million more viewers than the 2006 Winter Olympics

“America Idol” had 10 million more viewers than the 2006 Winter Olympics

American Idol wins ratings

Fox network had out ranked NBC’s Winter Olympics with “American Idol”.  Preliminary figures from Nielsen Media Research said that “American Idol” averaged 26.3 million viewers this past Tuesday.  Only 16 million people watched the Winter Games on NBC during the same hour.

The age group of 18 to 49 is the target group that advertisers love and “American Idol” delivers the most to this age group.  Last week when the Olympics were not on air they had 30 million viewers.

It could be possible that people are not as motivated to watch this years Winter Olympics because it is in Italy.  Having the Olympics in North America may fire people up more about the games.  “America Idol” had 10 million more viewers than the 2006 Winter Olympics


Great Upcoming Concerts for 2006

Great Upcoming Concerts for 2006

Concert dates

There are some great upcoming events for music lovers in 2006. The 2005 Grammy award winner John Mayer is touring during the early part of the year. This is definitely not one to miss. John Mayer’s career really took off in 1999-2000. Working out of Atlanta, he produced his first solo album, “Inside Wants Out”, in 1999. 

Mayer became a regular draw in the Atlanta club circuit. Then, an appearance in March of 2000 at the South by Southwest Music Festival equated to a recording contract with a subsidiary of Columbia Records. He recorded his major label debut, “Room for Squares”, with producer John Alagia, who had previously worked with artists like Dave Matthews and Ben Folds Five. Room for Squares featured electric funky hooks and Mayer's versatile, smooth voice, which bore a striking resemblance to the stylistic sound of Dave Matthews.  Great Upcoming Concerts for 2006


On Broadway -The Greatest Shows Ever - Phantom of the Opera - Cats

On Broadway -The Greatest Shows Ever - Phantom of the Opera - Cats

Phantom Opera

What does the Phantom of the Opera and Cats have in common?  Answer: They are the longest running plays in the history of Broadway. Phantom is currently still performing its spectacular production and nearing its 7,500th performance. Cats closed on September 10th, 2000 after 7,486 shows. What is the allure of Broadway and these two plays?

Phantom has been delighting audiences of readers since Gaston Leroux wrote the novel in 1911. Phantom first went to film in 1925 and recently a remake appeared in 2005.

On Broadway, Phantom’s opening night was on January 26, 1988 at the Majestic Theatre. Phantom of the Opera had ticket seekers clamoring for the opportunity to take a seat and watch the visual delights of this most beloved operatic play.  Today in 2006, Phantom tickets are still much sought after and available.  What is the appeal of this long running and powerful play?  On Broadway -The Greatest Shows Ever - Phantom of the Opera - Cats


“Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” Cleans up at the 33rd annual Annie Awards

“Wallace & Grommit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” Cleans up at Annie Awards

DVD Release Feb 7th

The soon to be released to DVD claymation movie, “Wallace & Gromit:  The Curse of the Were-Rabbit”, won in multiple categories at the 33rd annual Annie Awards.

The Annie Awards are to honor the best animated works in production.  This is a great win for Nick Park and Steve Box, directors of the “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit”.  The movie won in all of these nine categories: best feature, directing, writing, character animation, character design, animated effects, music, production design, storyboarding, and voice acting.

Previous short films of Wallace and Gromit have been enjoyed for years.  The “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” is the first full length movie with these characters.  The awards are well earned as the claymation was top notch, The story line had humor that both a child as well as an adult could enjoy, without being offensive to a child.  “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” Cleans up at the 33rd annual Annie Awards


How DIRECTV Works - Concepts behind Satellite TV Network and  the Dish

How DIRECTV Works - Concepts behind Satellite TV Network and  the Dish

Satellite Dish

DIRECTV technology uses a small ovular satellite dish for receiving satellite transmission signals from any one of its six highly powered photovoltaic satellites in geosynchronous orbit around the earth’s equator.

Each DIRECTV satellite with multiple transponders that relay DIRECTV signals from either of the two broadcasting stations (Castle Rock, Colorado or Los Angeles, California) that receive programming feed from any number of hundreds of content providers that send pre-recorded high-quality programming content through any a number of medias such as fiber optic cable, digital tape and most importantly, via satellite. Once this programming has been thoroughly digitalized and encrypted it is usually immediately up-linked for broadcasting.  How DIRECTV Works - Concepts behind Satellite TV Network and  the Dish


MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central Launch TV Shows for Download on iTunes

MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central Launch TV Shows for Download on iTunes

Apple's iTunes website

MTV Networks, including MTV, COMEDY CENTRAL, and Nickelodeon made available today favorite TV shows for download from Apple's iTunes website.  Some of the shows include “Punk’d”, “South Park, “Dora the Explorer”, “SpongeBob SquarePants”, and “Laguna Beach”.

Apple's iTunes website will sell these shows at $1.99 per episode and can be viewed on a computer or an Apple iPod.  There are also other shows made available including COMEDY CENTRAL’s “Stand-Up” will be the first stand-up comedy show available.  MTV’s “Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Gauntlet 2” will be also available.  MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central Launch TV Shows for Download on iTunes


Wilson Pickett dies of Heart Attack at age 64

Wilson Pickett dies of Heart Attack at age 64

Wilson Pickett Record Cover

Wilson Pickett, soul singer of popular hits, “Mustang Sally” and “In the Midnight Hour” died Thursday of a heart attack at age 64.

In 1965, “In the Midnight Hour” was his first big hit.  He was an Alabama native and was performing up until last year.  He stalled with his music career in the 1970’s when he switched record labels.  In 1981, he toured with a group of R&B musical veterans - Solomon Burke, Joe Tex, Don Covay, and Ben E. King.  The tour called “Soul Clan” was not as big of a hit as hoped. Wilson Pickett dies of Heart Attack at age 64


Sundance Film Festival to Premiere world’s first black Jesus in ‘Son of Man’

Sundance Film Festival to Premiere world’s first black Jesus in ‘Son of Man’

Africa

The South African produced film, "Son of Man", will premiere on Sunday at the US Sundance Festival in Utah.  The makers are promoting it as the world’s first black Jesus movie and will have Christ shown as an African revolutionary.

The film was made in the black township near Cape Town.  It will challenge the Western views of Jesus as a peaceful and gentle person, not to mention his skin color.  It will likely stir up a lot of debate and controversy among Christians.  The film undertone is the struggle of political control and equality. Sundance Film Festival to Premiere world’s first black Jesus in ‘Son of Man’


“American Idol” for a Fifth time on FOX

“American Idol” for a Fifth time on FOX

American Idol

Fox television has returned for a fifth round of “American Idol” which was the most popular TV show last season.

Unfortunately, “Arrested Development” will be canceled and will not likely return.  Other shows that are coming to an end are two sitcoms, “That ‘70s Show” and “Malcolm in the Middle”.  They will have their series finale shows in May.  Fox is talking with previous stars of “That ‘70s show”, Ashton Kutcher and Topher Grace to come back for the series finale. 

“American Idol” started there new series on Tuesday and will have a new show tonight.  Lasts years show averaged more than 27 million viewers.  Most of the viewers are age 18 through 49 which is highly desired for advertising revenues.  “American Idol” for a Fifth time on FOX


Angelina Jolie Pregnancy with Brad Pitt - Baby due in Summer

Angelina Jolie Pregnancy with Brad Pitt - Baby due in Summer

crib

Actress Angelina Jolie (30) is pregnant with a baby due this summer with soon to be biological father, actor, Brad Pitt, (42); confirmed by Pitt’s publicist, Cindy Guagenti.  The publicist told The Associated Press the news on Wednesday.

US weekly suspected that Jolie was pregnant in the last issue with photos of her clothes loosely draped on her, but now it is official.  Another sign that prompted everyone to think she was either pregnant or trying to get pregnant was that Jolie was taking prenatal vitamins.  Angelina Jolie Pregnancy with Brad Pitt - Baby due in Summer


Choose the right Gaming System for You at the Price that Fits You

Choose the right Gaming System for You at the Price that Fits You

Dell 30" LCD Monitor

Dell unveiled their latest gaming computer at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this year.  The “Renegade” uses an over-clocked 4.26 GHz dual core Pentium 4 Extreme Edition mode 955 CPU, and is Dell’s newest edition to their XPS line of computers.

The Renegade includes two 10,000 RPM 150GB Raptor hard drives and is cooled using the standard XPS 600 cooling system.  Dell uses FOUR of the GeForce 7800 GTX 512MB graphics cards in this system.  Two of the cards are plugged in to two x16 PCIe graphics slots in their nForce 4 based custom mother board.  The other two are run at a slightly lower clock speed.  Choose the right Gaming System for You at the Price that Fits You


Memoirs of a Geisha Movie Review

Memoirs of a Geisha Movie Review

Memoirs of a Geisha

After watching Memoirs of a Geisha, I was left with many conflicting opinions regarding film making choices and the depiction of a strong female lead.  Indeed, the film-maker and the feminist inside of me are pulling their hair out trying to decide whether or not this was a good film.  Overall it was beautiful film and Sayuri (played by Chinese actress, Ziyi Zhang) is strong willed, but it's the small inconsistencies leave me so frustrated.

First and foremost I must mention how visually stunning the movie is.  What more could you expect from a movie about Geisha's?  The combination of colors, the subtle camera movements and focuses, and the talented actresses make this a bit of eye candy that anyone with eyes can appreciate. Memoirs of a Geisha Movie Review


Peter Jackson King Kong Movie Review - Simply Brilliantly Crafted

Peter Jackson King Kong Movie Review - Simply Brilliantly Crafted

Peter Jackson's King Kong

Peter Jackson once more brings a classic into modern mainstream movie theatres, only this time in place of small hairy-footed creatures carrying precious antique jewelry, we have one giant hairy ape carrying a kicking and screaming Anne Darrow.  However, unlike Jackson's previous film success (mainly, the final installation to the Lord of the Rings trilogy), the three hours of cinematic art passes by seamlessly and pleasantly.  So pleasantly, in fact, that I almost felt as though the credits rolled a moment too soon.

In this brilliantly crafted remake of the 1933 King Kong, modern technology and more patient audiences provide a valuable base for exploring deeper emotions and finer details in the intense relationship between Anne and Kong.  Not only is the relation explored deeper, but altered to make it more meaningful and realistic.  Gone is the constantly frightened Anne, and present is an Anne who, by the end of the film, comes to understand her hairy love interest and, perhaps, even love him in return.  Peter Jackson King Kong Movie Review - Simply Brilliantly Crafted


Actor John Spencer from West Wing dies of Heart Attack

Actor John Spencer from West Wing dies of Heart Attack

3rd season West Wing on DVD

John Spencer was four days from his 59th birthday, when he died of a heart attack this past Friday.

Spencer was a 2002 Emmy winner for the NBC West Wing TV series.  An NBC spokesperson stated that Spencer died at the hospital.  He was a recovering alcoholic.

He was born on December 20th, 1946.  His first break came as a role of a love interest of Cathy Lane in the 1960’s Patty Duke Show.

In 1990, Spencer played Tommy Mullaney in NBC’s L.A. Law.  He stayed with L.A. Law until 1994.  He then did some films as a supporting actor in Forget Paris and The Rock.  He also was also in Presumed Innocent and Black Rain. Actor John Spencer from West Wing dies of Heart Attack


Gingerbread House baking Competitions popular in the United States

Gingerbread House baking Competitions popular in the United States

A book for gingerbread house makers

Maybe they will have to add cooking competitions to the Winter Olympics.  You will find gingerbread competitions across the US this holiday season and you might be inspired to try making one this year.

On Food Network they broadcasted last night one of many gingerbread competitions.  The gingerbread houses on the show were terrific.  I was amazed at how detailed these gingerbread houses are.  Even kids are getting into the competitions in a child category.  One lady on the show said that she put in over 400 hours working on her gingerbread creation.  These are works of art that really would make anyone amazed.  Gingerbread House baking Competitions popular in the United States


Digital Camera Accessories: Portable Storage Solutions

Digital Camera Accessories: Portable Storage Solutions

EasyShare Viewer

Shooting a lot of pictures is easy for digital camera users. Shooting too many to conveniently keep on your camera's memory card can be a problem. Here're some great solutions.

Most of the time, digital camera accessories like a CompactFlash card, Secure Digital card or Memory Stick are sufficient for capturing a few hours of casual shooting.

But what about a really long day of photography like a wedding? Or how about going on vacation for two weeks? Do we really need to drag along a laptop computer so we can transfer our images and keep shooting? Or buy additional memory cards that we probably won't use again until next year? Digital Camera Accessories: Portable Storage Solutions


Princess Diana's other Wedding Gown at Celebrity Clothing Auction

Princess Diana's other Wedding Gown at Celebrity Clothing Auction

Porcelain Doll

Princess Diana’s extra wedding gown is being put up on the auction block along with some other famous people’s clothes go up for sale.

Diana’s wedding dress is a backup that was used during the fitting process.  It has been in the possession of Madam Tussaud’s waxworks museum and is being donated for the celebrity clothing auction at the Proud Gallery starting next week on December 7h

Earlier this year pieces of Diana’s worn wedding dress were sold on eBay auction earlier this year for $2 million. Princess Diana's other Wedding Gown at Celebrity Clothing Auction


XM Radio is now on Directv

XM Radio is now on Directv

XM radio is on Directv

This November, Directv started broadcasting 74 XM Satellite Radio stations on channels 801 through 879.  All music styles are available from rock, pop, rap, country, classical, Opera, folk, R&B, jazz, Latino, sports, classics, show tunes, and kids tunes they are all there.  They even have a special all Christmas channel on at this time.  XM Radio is now on Directv


Actor Pat Morita Passed away at Age 73

Actor Pat Morita Passed away at Age 73

Palm Green Valley Mortuary and Cemetery

Actor, Pat Morita, 73, passed away, Thursday, Nov 24th of natural causes at home in Las Vegas. Well known for his Oscar-nominated role in the “The Karate Kid”, and as the diner owner on the TV show “Happy Days”.

He was born June 28th, 1932 in Isleton, CA.  His parents were traveling fruit pickers.  As a child he had spinal tuberculosis and was told at one point he would never walk again.  At age 11, he had an operation that fused 4 of his vertebrae and was able to walk again.  Because of World War II, and being Japanese, he and his family were kept at and internment camp in Arizona.  Actor Pat Morita Passed away at Age 73


Thanksgiving 100 years ago in 1905

Thanksgiving 100 years ago in 1905

Smith family in 1905

Times have changed with high technology of today; it is interesting to think what it was like back in 1905.

Women wore long dresses that reached to the ground.  The kitchen ovens were wood burning.

Women still did not vote it wasn’t until 1920 that American amendments were made to the Constitution of the United States. The passage of the 14th Amendment in 1866 and the 15th Amendment in 1870 helped to in moving toward this goal it was the 19th Amendment granted women this right in 1920. 

Electric and water plants were just being completed in many areas.  The citizens of Seattle in 1902 organized the Seattle City Light and delivered its first electricity to customers in 1905. Thanksgiving 100 years ago in 1905


New and Old Games for the Xbox 360 Console

New and Old Games for the Xbox 360 Console

Xbox 360 game Console

The Xbox 360 release is set for this Tuesday November 22nd and it is highly anticipated.  It is expected to be this holiday’s hottest retail item.  Microsoft expects to sell between 4.5 and 5.5 million units by March.

In fact some stores have already sold out.  According to Punch Jump Wal-Mart “previously sold out of Xbox 360 bundles that ranged from $579.06 to $719.24. “    The retailer has also has sold out of their stand alone units for online sales.  The X-box 360 will be available in their stores at 12 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

The release of the 360 will likely spark a “console war”.  Other console makers including Sony and Nintendo may lower their price trying to pull gamers from other platforms.  Sony lost 25 million in their game division in the last quarter of 2004 as Microsoft’s original X-box finally outsold the Giant from Japan.  New and Old Games for the Xbox 360 Console


AOL will have free Online Television Service available for Download

AOL will have free Online Television Service available for Download

TV broadcasting on the internet?

The wave of the future has arrived for TV viewing.  People can get there TV show fix for some with the freebie TV viewing being able to be downloaded straight through an internet connected computer.

NBC and CBS want to broadcast online old TV shows for a fee.  AOL wants to offer it free by include advertisements like regular TV.  AOL at this time offers video clips on demand, but this will greatly expand that whole concept by offering complete TV shows.  The plan is to have 3400 hours of TV programs available from Warner Brothers in the first year, and add thousands more hours each year.   Richard D. Parson’s company is called In2TV. AOL will have free Online Television Service available for Download

Does Martha Stewart Approve of the Upside down Christmas Tree?

Does Martha Stewart Approve of the Upside down Christmas Tree?

Upside Down Christmas Tree

I am not sure that Martha Stewart the woman of great taste and elegance would approve of the upside down Christmas tree that is being sold out around the country.   The artificial trees are turned upside down and sell at a starting price of $299 and going up to $499.  They are a sell out but there still is time to get yours this year.

Some of the upside down trees hang from the ceiling, some have a base on the ground, and the others hang on the wall.  I guess the tree wouldn’t tip over if the cat tries climbing the ceiling suspended models.  The cat may even find a nice perch to snooze on. Does Martha Stewart Approve of the Upside down Christmas Tree?


British Playwright - Harold Pinter - wins 2005 Nobel Prize in literature

British Playwright Harold Pinter wins 2005 nobel Prize in literature

The Dumb Waiter

On October 20th, Harold Pinter, British playwright, won the 2005 Nobel Prize in literature.  The Swedish Academy who decides the winner said he was an author "who in his plays uncovers the precipice under everyday prattle and forces entry into oppression's closed rooms".

When Pinter found out Thursday morning he told reporters that he was speechless.

Some of the works that the Swedish Academy said made him the winner was for the works “The Dumb Waiter” (1957) , and “The Caretaker” (1960). British Playwright - Harold Pinter - wins 2005 Nobel Prize in literature


Yahoo Announcement will raise the price of Portable Music Downloads

Yahoo Announcement will raise the price of Portable Music Downloads

Yahoo Music Services

Yahoo announced that their subscription music download service will increase prices.  They plan on doubling their monthly fee from $4.99 to $9.99 for customers who buy their service on an annual basis.  Others that pay by the month will see their service fees increase from $6.99 to $11.99 per month. 

This service has been for users who transfer their music into portable devices or onto CDs.  It is similar to other services including Napster LLC and RealNetworks.  Yahoo allows unlimited downloads but requires a monthly payment to listen to them.  If a user wants to permanently keep a song they must pay 79 cents for that right. 

Apple Computer Inc.’s iTunes has no monthly fee and basically sells the songs outright for 99 cents per tune.  Buymusic.com and Wal-Mart offer competitive services.  Wal-Mart charges just 88 cents per song.  Yahoo Announcement will raise the price of Portable Music Downloads


Shelley Winters Recovering from Heart Attack

Shelley Winters Recovering from Heart Attack

Shelley Winters

Actress Shelley Winters, 85, is recovering from a heart attack she had last week.  She is expected to be released from the Los Angeles hospital soon. 

"Over the past few days, she has become much stronger, and Shelley is nearly back to her normal self," reported David Shane, a spokesman for her agent. "We expect Shelley to be home in about a week. Her prognosis is excellent."

Shelley Winters is a Two-time Oscar winner, and have also won Academy Awards.  She is well known for the supporting role in “The Diary of Anne Frank” as well as a role as the factory girl in the drama “A Place in the Sun”. Shelley Winters Recovering from Heart Attack


The New Science Fiction Movie Serenity debuts in Theaters

The New Science Fiction Movie Serenity debuts in Theaters

Serenity Movie - Good Reviews

Sci Fi buffs should be excited about this movie.  It takes place in 26th century outer space.  The movie reunites the defunct Fox network Firefly TV series cast in a wild-west atmosphere big screen Sci Fi drama.  Fox cut the series after 11 episodes in 2002.

The end of the series spurred a cult legion.  The series loyalists call themselves browncoats after the small band of freedom fighters at the shows center.  It is expected that these loyalists will pack the theaters. 

The story centers around Captain Malcolm Reynolds.  Reynolds runs a transport-for-hire space vessel pulling off small crimes for a living.  He has taken on two new passengers – a young doctor Simon and his telepathic sister named River.  The New Science Fiction Movie Serenity debuts in Theaters


A Spirit Among Us - Everything Happens for a Reason Book Review

A Spirit Among Us - Everything Happens for a Reason Book Review

Book Review

Irvine Press has released a spiritually significant book entitled "The Spirit Among Us - Everything Happens For A Reason". Written by Phillip Ross and Reverend George Saunders, this remarkable book is an accounting of eighteen true stories that describe the presence of the mysterious "Spirit" that plays a major role in our everyday lives and is always present in our troubled world.

The book is an extraordinary message of hope and inspiration to those of us who sometimes are in need of evidence and affirmation that there is a greater purpose to our lives and our existence. Readers will gain a positive confirmation of the magic that the "Spirit" performs in each of our lives. A Spirit Among Us - Everything Happens for a Reason Book Review


Nintendo Controller for Next Generation Revolution Console

Nintendo Controller for Next Generation Revolution Console

Nintendo Revolution

Nintendo has come up with a real revolutionary controller.  At first glance it appears to be TV remote.  A closer look will reveal the standard game controls.  The sleek ivory white (other colors may be available) controller looks a little strange but packs some new features.

This controller has been developed for Nintendo’s next generation console, the Revolution, due out in 2006.  Nintendo is hoping game developers will jump into production.  The wireless controller will be able to “rumble”, similar to other game console controllers.  Nintendo Controller for Next Generation Revolution Console


Halo Xbox Video Game set to become a Movie

Halo Xbox Video Game set to become a Movie

Halo set to become Movie

An agreement between Microsoft and Hollywood will bring the popular X-box video game Halo to the big screen. In a deal work $5 million dollars plus a percentage of box office receipts, Universal will oversee the production and domestic distribution of the film while Fox handles the International Distribution. 

The movie, based on a space based first person shooter video game, is expected to be released in the summer of 2007.  The final asking price dropped had dropped from $15 million and 15% of the gross ticket sales after other studios declined the offer.  The new bargain was struck with a 10% cap of domestic box office sales.  Halo Xbox Video Game set to become a Movie


The Last Days Movie Review

The Last Days Movie

Last Days

When a movie like Last Days hits theatres a very select few people stand up and take notice. Usually it's the same band of kids who see all of the obscure indie flicks that, during a conversation at some later date, can somehow make them feel superior to their other film viewing buddies.  Most of the time the effort it takes to find such a film rewards it's viewers with a small enjoyable film which, despite lacking a large budget and special effects, entertains beyond reasonable expectations.  Last Days is not such a film.  On the contrary, it's quite difficult to tell what audience this film is attempting to reach or if it's just an experiment by Gus Van Sant to test the audience’s patience. Last Days


Lord of the Rings

Lord of the Rings DVD VHS and book books

Lord of the Rings

In J.R.R Tolkien’s trilogy of Lord of the Rings, there can be seen many situations which would lead the reader to suggest that the books were made for the advancement, and the depiction therein of the revolution of the proletariat and global liberation of the working class. In order for there to be a revolution of any sort, there must first be an opposition to the revolutionaries.

The opposition in Lord of the Rings is a “Dark Lord” named Sauron, and he actually was the one who made the ring named in the title. This is an obvious representation of the bourgeois class rising out of the feudal time period of Europe’s history and creating capital with such immense power, that the individual wealth of the smaller former bourgeois [due to this, now proletariat] combined do not match that of the one.  Complete Article


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory  Complete Article


Movie Review:  The War of the Worlds
July 3rd 2005

War of the Worlds

With the recent media blitz involving various aspects of Tom Cruise’s life, one might wonder if War of the Worlds, a film that forces us to watch this actor for two hours, is even remotely bearable.  Rest assured, the thought of the Tom Cruise hoopla gets vaporized along with almost everyone in the film.  From the instant the first Tripod emerges from the ground and emits a foghorn like battle cry (quite possibly the most terrifying sound in the history of film) until the instant the last machine collapses in a pathetic staggering defeat, Steven Spielberg skillfully shakes our survival instincts and draws the conclusion that their truly is nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. Complete Article


Art hidden under Da Vinci painting

Virgin of the Rocks

Leonardo Da Vinci “Virgin of the Rocks” painting was discovered that there was a drawing of a kneeling woman with her head bowed down and one arm reaching out.  The technology used to discover this was the infrared X-ray technique used by curators.  Britain's National Gallery revealed this past Friday that this “Virgin of the Rocks” painting is more than just a copy as thought as another version hangs in the Louvre in Paris. 

Leonardo Da Vinci was commissioned by a chapel in Milan in 1483.  One copy was likely sold to a private collector and the other one that is now in the National Gallery was placed in the Chapel.
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Batman Begins:  The movie

Nathan Crowley

I saw Batman Begins at 12:01, and now it's 7:38, why can I not sleep past sun-time? Oh, well, I'm running on three and half-hours of sleep, it's ok though. The movie was pretty good actually, I still like the 1989 "Batman" more, but it'll always remain the best to me I think; I love that movie.

In this movie however, I couldn't help but see the evil guy (Liam Nieson) being George W. Bush, and his little ninja lemmings as being the Republican Party. They spout the words of someone working for good, when their policies of how they attain their ends are overtly bad and evil, and unjust. They talk of justice, yet do not believe in trials because of corruption in the courts (sound like a friend of ours?)  Complete Article


The Grudge: Movie Review

The Grudge is a terrifying movie.  There are scenes that will make you jump, and others that will keep you on the edge of your seat.  One of the years best horror flicks. We look forward to the release of Grudge 2 (II) in 2006.   BestSyndicaton.com  Complete Article


The Forgotten: Movie Review

This is a great film for a sequel.  There are many loose ends and many unanswered questions. The movie centers around a mother who lost a son, or at least she was led to believe her son was killed in a plane crash.    BestSyndicaton.com  Complete Article


Spanglish:  Movie Review

You keep expecting a different kind of movie.  Adam Sandler has made some horrible movies but this is not one of them.  You keep expecting this to be a love story or a comedy.  It is neither.  It is a Drama.  It is a heart wrenching drama where it is hard to determine who to root for.  A must see, first rate movie.   BestSyndicaton.com  Complete Article


National Treasure:  Movie Review

One of the years most anticipated movies.  The movie kept us on the edge of our seats while we wondered how it will end.  The ending was fine and did not set us up for a sequel. BestSyndicaton.com  Complete Article


   

 

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