Sunday, September 26, 2010

Morgan Freeman

Morgan Porterfield Freeman Jr. born June 1st 1937.
 The rumors lately have been that Morgan is not only involved with his step grand daughter sexually for the last 9 years but may possibly be having a child with her as well. My sister mentioned it about a week ago and I'm not sure if I see what the fuss is all about? Nor do I care. Is it even true? I don't know. Anyways, Morgan is an actor,director and a narrator. Morgan was born in Memphis Tennessee. His mother Mayme Edna (née Revere) and his father is of course Morgan Porterfield Freeman Sr.
My favorite movies with him acting are Unforgiven,Glory,Driving Miss Daisy,Lean On Me,Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves,The Shawhank Redemption,Outbreak,Se7en,Chain Reaction,Kiss The Girls,Dreamcatcher, War of the Worlds,Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.
Morgan Freeman is a fantastic actor and has a terrific voice that is both commanding and believable.
Morgan was injured in an automobile accident near Ruleville, Mississippi, on the night of August 3, 2008. The vehicle in which he was traveling, a 1997 Nissan Maxima, left the highway and flipped over several times. He and a female passenger, Demaris Meyer, were rescued from the vehicle using the Jaws of Life. Morgan was taken via medical helicopter to The Regional Medical Center (The Med) hospital in Memphis. Police ruled out alcohol as a factor in the crash. He was coherent following the crash, as he joked to a photographer about taking his picture at the scene. He broke his shoulder, arm and elbow in the crash and had surgery on August 5, 2008. Doctors operated for four hours to repair nerve damage in his shoulder and arm. His publicist announced he was expected to make a full recovery. Meyer, his passenger, has sued him for negligence, claiming that he was drinking the night of the accident. She has denied reports that they were romantically involved and I could care less.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Jayne Milano born December 19th 1972. American actress and former singer. I remember her mostly from the sitcom "Who's the Boss" as Samantha Micelli but I didn't think she would grow up to be smoking Hot! "Who's the Boss was not the start of her career though. She started acting on Broadway in the play "Annie".
Alyssa's mother was Lin, a fashion designer and talent manager and her father was Thomas M. Milano, a film music editor and boating enthusiast. Both of her parents were of Italian-American backround. Alyssa was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Staten Island, and was raised Roman Catholic. She has a younger brother, Cory who was born in 1982. He is also an actor. In a 2003 interview, Alyssa Milano recalled having had a good childhood, having grown up in a "loving, true family."
Milano has dyslexia. In an interview in 2004, Milano explained how she deals with the disorder: "I've stumbled over words while reading from teleprompters. Sir John Gielgud, whom I worked with on The Canterville Ghost years ago, gave me great advice. When I asked how he memorized his monologues, he said, 'I write them down.' I use that method to this day. It not only familiarizes me with the words, it makes them my own."

Milano is a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers and writes a regular baseball blog on the Major League Baseball's website. In 2007, Milano launched her signature "Touch" line of team apparel for female baseball fans, selling it through her blog and Major League Baseball's website. It also became available in 2009 through a boutique store located in Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets.

She has an interest in the Los Angeles Kings, a National Hockey League team and is involved with a related clothing line. In 2008, she expanded that to NFL football, as a New York Giants fan. Since Milano is in the same hometown as NFL Network's Rich Eisen (Staten Island), she revealed some of her family's connections with the New York Giants.

Alyssa has eight tattoos on her body: one on each wrist and ankle, shoulder, neck, hip, and lower back. She is a Vegetarian and appears in numerous PETA advertising campaigns for vegetarianism. Outside of acting, her hobbies include photography, humanitarian work, and spending time with her three dogs and eight horses. Alyssa has commented on her love for animals, and in a 2009 interview discussed one of her dogs, a German Shepherd called Pinto, who had died at the age of 14; he had worked with the LAPD dogs and Alyssa had owned him for 10 years.

Milano dated actor Corey Haim from 1987 to 1990. She was engaged to Scott Wolf in 1993. She was married to singer–songwriter Cinjun Tate of Remy Zero in 1999; they were divorced later that year. She dated Charmed co-star Brian Krause for a while during the third and fourth season of the show. She briefly dated Justin Timberlake in 2002. After one year of dating, she and CAA agent David Bugliari were engaged December 18, 2008. Milano and Bugliari married on August 15, 2009 in New Jersey, at the home of Bugliari's family.

Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Rodney Reynolds born October 23rd 1976. Born in Vancover, British Columbia Canada. People magazine says he is the sexiest man alive at this time. Congratulations Ryan! Looking good!!!
His father's name is James, who is a retired Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman and then later became a food wholesaler. His mother Tammy Reynolds was a retail salesperson. He is of Irish ancestry and was raised Roman Catholic and is the youngest of four brothers. Ryan graduated from Kitsilano Secondary School in 1994 located in Vancouver. He then attended Kwantlen College in Vancouver, until dropping out. Reynolds held several jobs at places such as yacht clubs, nightclubs, and grocery stores, and created an improv comedy group in Vancouver called, "Yellow Snow," when he was a younger.
Ryan's career began in 1990 when he starred as Billy in the Canadian produced teen soap Hillside distributed in the United States by Nickelodeon as Fifteen. As an adult, Reynolds starred in the National Lampoon's Van Wilder and the American television series Two Guys,A Girl and a Pizza Place, playing medical student Michael "Berg" Bergen. He also cameoed in Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle as a nurse, appeared in The In Laws with Michael Douglas and Albert Brooks, as well as the Canadian production Foolproof. In 2005 he played a waiter named Monty in Waiting and as music executive Chris Brander in the romantic comedy Just Friends alongside. Ryan played the protagonist of the 2008 film Definitely, Maybe. He has also appeared in the second season finale of the television series Scrubs, where he played Spence, a college friend of J.D. and Turk. In 2007, Reynolds guest-starred as Brendan's friend Hams in the episode Douchebag in the City of the TBS sitcom My Boys. In 2009, he portrayed the character of Andrew Paxton, starring opposite Sandra Bullock in the highly successful romantic comedy The Proposal. Although he has performed primarily in comedies, Reynolds played the dark character George Lutz in the remake of the horror movie The Amityville Horror. Reynolds underwent intense physical training to play an action role as the character of Hannibal King in the film Blade Trinity.
He has also played as an FBI agent in Smokin Aces. In a March 2005 interview, Reynolds spoke of his interest and involvement in a possible film adaptation of Deadpool with screenwriter David S.Gover and also the possibility of playing the incarnation of The Flash known as Wally West in an adaption of the popular DC Comics character in the upcoming movie project. Reynolds portrayed Deadpool in the X-Men spinoff X-Men Origins Wolverine and will portray him again in a recently announced spin-off called Deadpool.
Reynolds will portray superhero Hal Jordan/Green Lantern in Warner Bros upcoming film Green Lantern to be released June 17, 2011 in 3D, making him one of the few actors to headline movies based on both Marvel and DC characters. Reynolds greeted fans and recited the Green Lantern oath at Comic-Con in 2010. Reynolds stars also in the Spanish horror film and Sundance favorite Buried which was directed by Rodrigo Cortes.
Reynolds was named one of People Magazine's Sexiest Men Alive in 2008 and 2009. Ryan Reynolds has been named the new face of Hugo Boss fragrances, February 2010.
He will portray Nick Cruz in the Universal Pictures film adaptation of the Dark Horse Comics Rest in Peace Department which is planned for 2011. In 2002, Reynolds began dating Canadian singer Alanis Morissette. The two announced their engagement in June 2004.

In February 2007, representatives for Morissette and Reynolds announced that they had mutually decided to end their engagement. Morissette's album Flavors of Entanglement was created out of her grief after the breakup.

Soon after the end of his relationship with Morissette, Reynolds began dating actress Scarlett Johansson and the couple announced their engagement on May 5, 2008. They married on September 27, 2008, in a quiet ceremony near Tofino, British Columbia. In October 2008, Reynolds wrote for The Huffington Post regarding his plan to run the New York City Marathon for his father, who suffers from Parkinson's Disease.
I hope he is in more movies in the future because I think he is hilarious and a very good actor. Not to mention he has incredible abs that I'm very jealous of.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Hayden Panettiere

The ever so beautiful Hayden Leslie Panettiere born August 21th 1989. She is both an actress and a singer. Better known for her acting. The first role I remember her in was "Remember The Titans" but apparently she was in other things before that including two soap operas, One Life To Live and Guiding Light. Her big break was the hit show Heroes on NBC. Although I think if it wasn't that it would have been something else she would have stared in.
Hayden was born and raised in Palisades Rockland Country New York. Her mother Lesley R. Vogel was an actress in Soap operas and her father was an Fire Department Lieutenant.
Her last name Panettiere means "baker" in Italian. Which Hayden and her brother Jansen are Italian descent. Her brother Jansen acts as well.
Panettiere attended South Orangetown Middle School in New York but had home schooling from then on until she received her diploma. Putting off her education for her acting career at the moment.
Panettiere began modeling when she was four months old! She first appeared in commercials at 11 months, beginning with an advertisement for Playskool.
She has appeared in over a dozen full-length feature films, several made-for-TV movies. Hayden was the voice for Dot in the animated tale A Bug's Life. She also is the voice behind Kairi in the Kingdom Hearts series of video games for the PlayStation 2. She made an appearance in Ally McBeal acting as her daughter. Hayden was nominated for a Grammy in 1999 for A Bug's Life Read-Along in 2000. In 2004 she recorded a song entitled "My Hero Is You" with a video for the Disney Channel film she starred in Tiger Cruise. The next year she recorded a song entitled "I Fly" for the Disney film Ice Princess in which she also co-starred. She recorded a song for the Hollywood Records compilation Girl Next in 2006 and another song entitled "Go to Girl" for Girl Next 2 (2007). Also in 2007, She also recorded a cover for "Cruella De Vil" for DisneyMania 5, "Try" for the Bridge to Terabithia soundtrack and a ballad called "I Still Believe" for Cinderella III: A Twist in Time. Hayden's first single, "Wake Up Call," was digitally released on August 5, 2008. A clothing brand named Candies announced that it was premiering an ad campaign for the single in late July. Similarly, Candie's would also provide additional promotion for the single with a television advertisement and a music video.

In late 2006 Neutrogena made her the cover girl for their new worldwide ad campaign following in the footsteps of actresses of Kristin Kreuk, Josie Bissett,Jennifer Love Hewitt,Mandy Moore,Mischa Barton,Gabrielle Union and Jennifer Freeman.

In September 2007, Panettiere appeared in a Heroes-themed Got Milk? ad.

In February 2008 Kohl's announced that Hayden would be their next Candie's spokesperson. She would then be following the likes of Stacey Ferguson better known as "Fergie",Hilary Duff and Kelly Clarkson.
In 2006, Panettiere began dating Stephen Colletti, former Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, star. The couple broke up in September 2007. In December 2007, it was widely reported that she was dating her Heroes co-star Milo Ventimiglia though Panettiere denied these reports in an interview with GQ. These reports continued through the early part of 2008 and several sources had reported that she asked Ventimiglia to move in with her. In April 2008, during an interview on the BBC's The Cris Moyle Show to promote the second season of Heroes, Ventimiglia confirmed that he was dating Panettiere. They ended their relationship in February 2009.
She is currently dating heavyweight boxer Wladimir Klitschko. She was ringside for his knockout victory over Samuel Peter on September 11th, 2010. She has a tattoo of the Italian words Vivere senza rimipianti running down the side of her left flank. The word rimpianti is misspelled in what otherwise would mean "To Live Without Regrets".

Friday, September 3, 2010

Steve Buscemi

 Steven Vincent Buscemi, born December 13th, 1957.  Steve is an actor, writer and film director.  In my opinion one of the most brilliant actors of our time.

   He was born in Brooklyn New York.  His mother Dorothy worked as a hostess at Howard Johnson's and his father John Buscemi worked as a sanitation worker.  His father was also a Korean War Veteran.  His father was Sicilian American and his mother was Irish American.  Steven and his three bothers Jon, Ken, and Michael were raised Roman Catholic.
Steve graduated from Valley Stream Central High School in 1975.  Patricia Charbonneau and writer Edward Renehan also attended the same High School.  In high school, Steve wrestled for the varsity squad and participated in the drama troupe, at that time directed by Mr. Lynne C. Lappin. Buscemi's 1996 film Trees Lounge, in which he not only starred but served as screenwriter and director, is set in and was largely shot in his childhood village of Valley Stream.
He went to college for a short time at Nassau before moving to Manhattan and enrolled  in the Lee Strasberg Institute.  Then in the early 80's from 1980 to 1984 he became a firefighter for the FDNY Engine 55!  This I never knew.  Can you imagine Steve Buscemi as a firefighter?  Amazing to me...
My favorite films and cartoons he was in include Resivoir Dogs(as Mr. Pink),Rising Sun(he's in there briefly),Airheads,Pulp Fiction,Billy Madison,Thing To Do In Denver When Your Dead,Desperado,Fargo,Con Air,The Big Lebowski,The Wedding Singer,Armageddon,Big Daddy,28 Days,Monsters Inc(voice of Randall Boggs),Mr. Deeds,Coffee And Cigarettes,Big Fish and he is the voice in The Simpsons as Dwight in the episode "Idon't wanna know why the cage bird sings".
On March 4, 2005, Buscemi returned to his old high school where he was presented the Distinguished Alumni Award as part of the school's 75th anniversary celebration.
In April 2001, while shooting the film Domestic Disturbance in Wilmington, North Carolina, Buscemi was stabbed three times while intervening in a bar fight at Firebelly Lounge between his friend Vince Vaughn, screenwriter Scott Rosenberg and a local man, who allegedly instigated the brawl .
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