Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Gerard Butler

Gerard Butler born November 13th 1969 in Paisley Scotland. He is the the youngest of three children. Parent's Margaret and Edward Butler.
Gerard was brought up Roman Catholic family. He spent the first few years of his life in Montreal Canada then moved back to Scotland.
Movies he is in that I liked are Reign of Fire,Timeline,300,The Ugly Truth,Gamer,Law Abiding Citizen and The Bounty Hunter. Movies coming out in 2011 include Coriolanus and Machine Gun Preacher.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Kate Mara

Kate Mara born on February 27th 1983 in Bedford, New York.
Kate is daughter of Timothy Christopher Mara, a scout for the New York Giants, and Kathleen McNulty (née Rooney).
Mara's favorite Giants game was when she was asked to sing the national anthem in honor of her grandfather, Wellington Mara, who died in October 2005. Mara has regularly sung at home games and season openers of the Giants since about the age of 15 or 16 when her uncle asked her to fill in when they couldn't find a singer. She has also sung at a couple of Steelers games. She sang the national anthem at the 2006 NFL season opener, dubbed the "Manning Bowl," where the Giants played the Indianapolis Colts. Mara's singing was featured in the film The Californians. She sang the national anthem at the last game played by the Giants at Giants Stadium in December 2009.

I recognize her most from watching the show Nip Tuck, the movie Stone of Destiny and Iron Man 2. Kate has stated that she comes from a "huge" family. Her father was one of 11 children. Kate has 22 aunts and uncles and 40 cousins. She lives in Los Angeles, having resided there on and off since around 2003. Her younger sister, Patricia lived with her temporarily after relocating to Los Angeles in 2007. Kate travels back to New York when her schedule allows and has stated, "If I could live in New York, I would", specifying that she likes "the cold... the rain" and "misses it". she also stated that she likes "not needing plans" in New York. Kate tries to spend the football season in New York when she can. She dated producer and director McG with whom she worked on We Are Marshall. In July 2008, she was linked to Stone of Destiny co-star Charlie Cox.

Mara's first television role was in the drama Law & Order in 1997.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

John Lithgow

John Arthur Lithgow born on October 19th 1945 in Rochester, New York. He is from English and Welsh descent.
Sarah Jane (née Price) his Mother was a retired actress. His father, Arthur Lithgow, was a theatrical producer and director who ran the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey.
His Fathers job made the family move during Lithgow's childhood, including teenage years in Akron and in Lakewood, Ohio.
John attended Harvard University where he graduated magna cum laude in 1967. He lived in Dunster House as an undergraduate, across the hall from roommates former Vice President Al Gore and actor Tommy Lee Jones. John later served on Harvard's Board of Overseers. John Lithgow credits a performance at Harvard of Gilbert and Sullivan's Utopia Limited with helping him decide to become an actor.

After graduation, John won a Fullbright Scholarship to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
He was pretty good in 3rd Rock From the Sun having a comedic role as an alien. The first time I saw John Lithgow as an actor was in The Twillight Zone: The Movie.  He was so convincing in that role, I loved it.  I also really liked him in Footloose, 2010: The Year We Make Contact, Harry and the Hendersons, Raising Cain, Cliffhanger, The Pelican Brief, Rugrats In Paris: The Movie, Orange County.  Recently I started watching the 4th season of Dexter(a TV series).  Which he was awarded the Golden Globe, for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television; Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor, Drama.
He also does a lot of childrens songs and books.  Here are some of his books for children.  Marsupial Sue, Marsupial Sue Presents "The Runaway Pancake", Lithgow Party Paloozas!: 52 Unexpected Ways to Make a Birthday, Holiday, or Any Day a Celebration for Kids, Carnival of the Animals, A Lithgow Palooza: 101 Ways to Entertain and Inspire Your Kids, I'm a Manatee, Micawber, The Remarkable Farkle McBride, Mahalia Mouse Goes to College and I Got Two Dogs.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Halle Berry

Marie Halle Berry born August 16th 1966. Her former flame Gabriel Aubry is now dating Kim Kardashian. I thought that was interesting.
Divorced from baseball player David Justice and musician Eric Benet. Halle dated Gabriel Aubry or 5 years breaking up in April, 2010. Their daughter, Nahla Ariela Aubry, was born on March 16, 2008.

Before Halle became an actress, Berry entered several beauty contests, finishing runner-up in the Miss USA (1986), and coming in 6th place in the Miss World Pageant in 1986. Her first major role was Jungle Fever in 1991.
I think she is very beautiful as long as she doesn't have short hair. For some reason longer hair is sexy to me, and most guys would agree.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Leslie Nielson

Leslie William Nielson born February 11, 1926 passed away November 28th 2010. He appeared in over 100 films and 1,500 television programs over the span of his career, portraying over 220 characters. One of the greatest dry comedic Actors of our time. Although I do remember seeing him in episodes of The Twilight Zone. He could play the serious role along with the comedy.
In Airplane where he says "Surely you can't be serious?", he responds with a curt, "I am serious. And don't call me Shirley." In several interviews he later reflected on the significance of the comedic line: "I thought it was amusing, but it never occurred to me that it was going to become a trademark. It's such a surprise...the thing comes out, people say, 'What did he say?!'"
The Naked Gun(Series) was great along with Wrongfully Accused. I also liked The Poseidon Adventure, Creepshow and Dracula: Dead and Loving It.
He was married to Monica Boyer,Alisande Ullman,Brooks Oliver and Barbara Earl.
Nielsen had two children from his second marriage, Maura and Thea Nielsen.
Nielsen stated in several interviews that he had a few medical problems such as hearing impairment. He was legally deaf and wore hearing aids most of his life. Because of this impairment, he publicly supported the Better Hearing Institute.Leslie Nielsen was admitted to a Fort Lauderdale, Florida hospital for pneumonia. On November 28, Dr. Doug Nielsen, Nielsen's nephew, announced to the CJOB Radio station that Nielsen had died in his sleep around 5:30 p.m. EST, surrounded by family and friends.
He will be missed...

Friday, November 26, 2010

Justin Timberlake

Justin Randall Timberlake was born January 31st, 1981. It seems as if all the ladies love this guy. Pop singer,Actor, got his start on Soul Search and in turn went to The New Mickey Mouse Club. Thats where he met JC Chasez. Then he went on to 'N Sync, a popular boy band from the 1990's.
Justin was born in Memphis, Tennessee son of Lynn Harless (née Bomar) and Randall Timberlake. His paternal grandfather, Charles L. Timberlake, was a Baptist minister, and Timberlake was raised Baptist, though now considers himself more "spiritual than religious".
Justin's parents divorced in 1985, and both are remarried. His mother, who now runs an entertainment company called Just-in Time Entertainment, remarried to Paul Harless, a banker, when her son was five. His father, a choir director at a Baptist church, has two children, Jonathan (born c. 1993) and Steven Robert (born August 14, 1998), from his second marriage to Lisa Perry. Justin's half-sister, Laura Katherine, died shortly after birth on May 14, 1997, and is mentioned in his acknowledgments in the album *NSYNC as "My Angel in Heaven." Justin Timberlake grew up in Shelby Forest, a middle class crime-free suburb between Memphis and Millington.
Early in 1999, Justin Timberlake began what eventually became a high-profile celebrity relationship with fellow pop singer Britney Spears, with whom he had worked on the New Mickey Mouse Club. This relationship suddenly ended in March 2002, amidst tabloid press speculation on Britney Spears and her infidelity with choreographer Wade Robson, a mutual friend of both Britney and Justin's. Lynn Harless says as a mother she too was devastated regarding the break-up, but to this day speaks warmly of Spears, "Britney grew up on my living room floor. I still love her to death. They (Justin and Britney) were together 10 or 11 years and had, from day one, instant chemistry between them. She's a sweet girl. I just hate what she's going through now." The breakup influenced the lyrics and theme from Justin. My favorite hit song by him "Cry Me A River", one of the most popular singles from Justified.
Post-Spears, Justin Timberlake has generally refused to discuss his personal life with the media, as a result of which his relationships have been the subject of much speculation in the tabloid and celebrity press. He was involved with singer-actress Stacy Ferguson prior to 2001. He was romantically linked with actress-dancer Jenna Dewan (in mid-2002) and actress-singer Alyssa Milano (between September and October 2002). Justin began dating actress Cameron Diaz soon after they met at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in April 2003. Regular rumors of break-ups reported in the tabloid press were either ignored or occasionally denied. On the December 16, 2006 episode of Saturday Night Live, Cameron Diaz introduced Justin Timberlake as the night's musical guest, and the couple officially split shortly there afterwards. After the tabloid press alleged an affair between Timberlake and Scarlett Johansson, with whom he had shot the video for his single "What Goes Around.../...Comes Around Interlude", Cameron and Justin issued a joint statement on January 11, 2007:
"It has always been our preference not to comment on the status of our relationship, but, out of respect for the time we've spent together, we feel compelled to do so now, in light of recent speculation and the number of inaccurate stories that are being reported by the media. We have, in fact, ended our romantic relationship and have done so mutually and as friends, with continued love and respect for one another."
Later in January 2007 Justin was linked to Jessica Biel when pictures surfaced of the two snowboarding in Park City, Utah during the Sundance Film Festival. On May 12, 2007 romantic pictures of Timberlake and Biel on multiple dates were published. In the August 9–15, 2008 edition of Heat magazine, when Timberlake was asked to describe his perfect woman, he replied "About 5ft.7in.-5ft.8in., nice butt, Midwestern American, kind-of-German last name, green eyes, big pouty lips, fair skin, ahhh....sinewy bod..." However, during an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on June 11, 2008 when Jay Leno questioned him about anything related to rumors of engagement and pregnancy, Justin jokingly responded that he "is engaging in a conversation with Leno" and "everybody in general can get pregnant."
Timberlake was given Sexiest Man titles by Teen People and Cosmopolitan magazines. On February 17, 2009, Justin Timberlake was named the "Most Stylish Man in America" by GQ magazine.
Timberlake is also a fan of English Football Club Manchester United.
Of course how could I forget the Janet Jackson Super Bowl exstravaganza. To learn more about this(click here).
 Here is my favorite song by Justin Timberlake "Cry Me A River"

4 minutes 50 seconds

Monday, November 22, 2010

Neve Campbell

Neve Adrianne Campbell born October 3rd, 1973. I thought she was younger than that? Anyways, always gorgeous and extremely jealous of any man who has been with her.
Neve is from Canada and is an actress. The first show I remember seeing her is Party of Five. A televison series in the 1990's about a family who trying to cope after losing their parents in a car accident.
Neve Campbell was born in Guelph, Ontario. Her mother's name Marnie (née Neve), is a yoga instructor and psychologist from Amsterdam. Her father is Gerry Campbell he came from from the East End of Glasgow, Scotland. In Canada taught high school drama classes in Mississauga, Ontario at Westwood Secondary School (now Lincoln M. Alexander Secondary School) then later at Lorne Park Secondary School and now at Erindale Secondary School. Neve's maternal grandparents ran a theatre company in the Netherlands and her paternal grandparents were also performers.
Neve is Roman Catholic, but also identifies as Jewish because of her mother's Sephardic Jewish ancestry, about which she has said: "I am a practicing Catholic, but my lineage is Jewish, so if someone asks me if I'm Jewish, I say yes".
Campbell has three brothers, Christian, Alex, and Damian (aka Damian McDonald). Her parents divorced when she was two years old. She and her brother Christian resided largely with their father (who received custody of the two), with regular periods at their mother's home, until Neve was nine years old. At that time she moved into residence at the National Ballet School of Canada, training there and appearing in performances of The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty. At the age of 15 she performed in The Phantom of the Opera at the Canon Theatre in Toronto.
In 1998 she was in Peoples Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People"
She was in the kids in the hall,Madtv,The Craft,Scream,Wild Things,The Simpsons as Cassandra in the Episode "Rednecks and Broomsticks"(Special Guest Voice).

Neve married a fellow Canadian and actor Jeff Colt on April 3, 1995. They met at Toronto's Pantages Theatre where he was bartending. They ended up getting a divorce though in May 1998. In 2005, Campbell began dating John Light, an English actor whom she met while filming the movie Investigating Sex. The couple became engaged in December 2005 and have lived together in London for the last 5 years. They waited a couple years and then got married in Malibu, May 2007.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford was born on July 13th, 1942. He's a very talented actor in America. One of my favorites!

He was born at Chicago's Swedish Covenant Hospital. His Mother, Dorothy (née Dora Nidelman), a homemaker and former radio actress. Christopher Ford (born John William Ford), an advertising executive and a former actor.
He has a younger brother, Terence, was born in 1945. Ford's paternal grandparents, John Fitzgerald Ford and Florence Veronica Niehaus, were of Irish Catholic and German descent.
Harrison's maternal grandparents, Harry Nidelman and Anna Lifschutz, were Jewish immigrants from Minsk, Belarus (at that time a part of the Russian Empire). When asked in which religion he was raised, he jokingly responded, "Democrat". He has also said that he feels "Irish as a person, but I feel Jewish as an actor".
That latest Indiana Jones movie was a big let down but I think Hollywood had their dirty hands in that?
Otherwise though Harrison is great in these other movies. Like American Grafitti, Star Wars IV: A New Hope.
Five of his films have been inducted into the National Film Registry.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Conchata Ferrell

One of my favorite female actresses, she is hilarious and very good at acting. Conchata Galen Ferrell was born on March 28th, 1943 in Charleston, West Virginia, daughter of Mescal Loraine (nee George) and Luther Martin Ferrell, and grew up in Circleville, Ohio.

She attended West Virginia University and graduated from Marshall University with a degree in social studies in education. She is married to Arnie Anderson and has one daughter, Samantha.
She is recently known for her role as Berta the housekeeper in the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men, for which she received a 2005 and a 2007 Emmy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She was previously nominated in 1992 for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Susan Bloom on L.A. Law.
I liked her in the movie Mr.Deeds personally. I also liked her in Edward Scissorhands,True Romance and K-Pax.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sparky Anderson

George Lee "Sparky" Anderson born on February 22nd, 1933 passed away November 4th 2010.
I grew up watching the Detroit Tigers and as long as I can remember he was the coach there. Before that he managed the National League's Cincinnati Reds to the 1975 and 1976, then added a third title in 1984 with the Detroit Tigers of the American League. Ol' Sparky was the first manager to win the World Series in both leagues. His 2,194 career wins are the sixth most for a manager in Major League history. He was named American League Manager of the Year in 1984 and 1987. Anderson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000.

Anderson was born in Bridgewater, South Dakota on February 22, 1934. He moved to Los Angeles when he was eight. He was a batboy for the USC Trojans. He attended Susan Miller Dorsey High School in Los Angeles, California. Upon graduating, he was signed by the Brooklyn Dogers as an amateur free agent in 1953.
One day after being placed into hospice care Sparky died from complications with Dementia.
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