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Tuesday, 22 January 2008

RIP Heath Ledger


It has been announced that Heath Ledger has passed away today.  He was found in his apartment in NYC unconscious.

I honestly haven't been this shocked over a celebrity death since Aaliyah.

Ledger really had a lot of promise as an actor.  Plus, everyone has been anticipating his role as the Joker in this summer's Batman blockbuster.  He also has a daughter with Michelle Williams.  He stayed out of the limelight, and lived a really down-to-earth low key life.

But all we can really do is send prayers and our thoughts to his friends and family.


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Tuesday, 15 January 2008

OWN it


So PEOPLE is reporting that the big kahuna, Oprah Winfrey, is set to launch her very own cable network, Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), in 2009.  Discovery Communications and Oprah will each own 50% of the network.

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Monday, 14 January 2008

Bust Out the Sasparilla Juice

 Happy Birthday, Papa Smurf!

According to CNN, the Smurfs celebrated their 50th birthday today in Belgium.  Read the article on their plans this year for the peace, love, and friendship bunch.

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Honest to Blog

Golden Globes 2008: Nominees & Winners


Best Motion Picture Drama
American Gangster

Eastern Promises
The Great Debaters
Michael Clayton
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood 

Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical
Across the Universe
Charlie Wilson’s War

Sweeny Todd 

Best Actress in a Movie Drama
Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Julie Christie, Away From Her
Jodie Foster, The Brave One
Angelina Jolie, A Mighty Heart
Kiera Knightley, Atonement 

Best Actor in a Movie Drama
George Glooney, Michael Clayton

Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
James McAvoy, Atonement
Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises
Denzel Washington, American Gangster


Best Actress in a Movie Comedy or Musical
Amy Adams, Enchanted
Nikki Blonsky, Hairspray
Helena Bonham Carter, Sweeny Todd

Marion Cotillard, La Vie En Rose
Ellen Page, Juno


Best Actor in a Movie Comedy of Musical
Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd
Ryan Gosling, Lars and the Real Girl
Tom Hanks, Charlie Wilson’s War
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Savages
John C. Reilly, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 

Best Supporting Actress
Cate Blanchett, I’m Not There
Julia Roberts, Charlie Wilson’s War
Saoirse Ronan, Atonement
Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone
Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton 

Best Supporting Actor
Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men
Phiip Seymour Hoffman, Charlie Wilson’s War
John Travolta, Hairspray
Tom Wilkinson, Michael Clayton 

Best Director
Tim Burton, Sweeney Todd
Ethan Cohen and Joel Cohen, No Country For Old Men

Julian Schnabel, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Ridley Scott, American Gangster
Joe Wright, Atonement 

Best Animated Film
Bee Movie

The Simpsons Movie 

Best Foreign Language Film
4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days (Romania)

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (France and U.S.)
The Kite Runner (U.S.)
Lust, Caution (Taiwan)
Persepolis (France)

TV Drama Series
Big Love
Grey’s Anatomy

Mad Men
The Tudors 

TV Drama Series Actress
Patricia Arquette, Medium

Glenn Close, Damages
Minnie Driver, The Riches
Edie Falco, The Sopranos
Sally Field, Brothers & Sisters
Holly Hunter, Saving Grace
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

TV Drama Series Actor
Michael C. Hall, Dexter

Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, The Tudors
Bill Paxton, Big Love 

TV Comedy Series
30 Rock

Pushing Daisies 

TV Comedy Series Actress
Christina Applegae, Samantha Who?
America Ferrera, Ugly Betty

Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Anna Friel, Pushing Daisies
Mary-Louise Parker, Weed 

TV Comedy Series Actor
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office

David Duchovny, Californication
Ricky Gervais, Extras
Lee Pace, Pushing Daisies

So the Golden Globe winners were announced last night.  Sadly, it didn't garner much viewership.  But let's not place blame as to why it didn't come together, just live another day fashion-impaired since we didn't see the red carpet coverage, and congratulate all the winners.

I believe everyone who landed on the list is truly talented.  Now, I'm pretty sure I'm biased since these were my last watched movies, but really, Lars & the Real Girl and Juno definitely were robbed.  I wish I can recall where I read the article, but there was something recent in the past few months.  But the jist of it was that while Little Miss Sunshine brought in good coverage for indie flicks, this year, indie films have not been receiving lots of love.

But enough about movies, let's talk about television.

Congrats to Jon Hamm and Mad Men! lovelovelove the show!

Perhaps, my adoration stems from being an advertising student and former agency intern, but the show would be amazing even if I had no point of reference.  Or maybe I'm just envious that Don Draper gets to be a brilliant ad executive, take power 3-martini lunches, and has three lovers.  If that isn't the life, I don't know what is. 

So let's end with one of the best clips from television history (Note:  please take into account that I've only reached my quarter life, and do not have a huge library of television moments.)

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Jason Bateman Is The Cheese to My Macaroni

Happy Birthday
Jason Bateman!

As far as boys go, Jason it totally boss.

If you haven't noticed, I just recently watched Juno this past weekend.  And I do believe it's love.  The film was absolutely brilliant.  And if you ask me, I do believe they were robbed at the Golden Globes.  Robbed, I tell you.  But more on the Golden Globes after this.

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Wednesday, 09 January 2008

Happy NATPE Birthday to...

Happy Birthday

J.K. Simmons,
Joely Richardson,
Joey Lauren Adams,
Angela Bettis,
John Doman,

and the man who entertained me for
most of my childhood
on Nick at Nite,
everyone's lovable Gilligan,
Bob Denver.

Image Courtesy of GrumpyGamer

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Wednesday, 02 January 2008

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, Friends!

2008 looks promising,
and hopefully, we can move on from
2007, the year of mugshots and babies,
and start afresh.

And if I must say, I've never had
more of a craving for life than I do right now.
So let's make the most of this Writers' Strike,
and go outside, do something proactive, and meet new people.

Before we do, let's stop and give a nice NATPE birthday shout out
to those who get to keep the festivities going today:

Taye Diggs
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Kate Bosworth
Todd Haynes
Paz Vega
Tia Carrere
Dax Shepard

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