Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Ballots for AFI's 100 Movie Quotes of All Time

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AFI distributed a ballot with 400 nominated movie quotes to a jury of over 1,500 leaders from the creative community, including film artists (directors, screenwriters, actors, editors, cinematographers), critics and historians. The task was to select the 100 Movie Quotes of All Time


Chronologically, the ballot spans from 1927, with the first full-length sound film, THE JAZZ SINGER: "Wait a minute, wait a minute. You ain't heard nothin' yet!" to 2002 and "My precious" from THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Tyra Banks: Harvard's Executive Education Program Grad

Aceshowbiz reports Tyra Banks can now add Ivy League graduate to her resume. The 38-year-old supermodel has graduated from Harvard University's Executive Education Owner/President Management Program earning a certificate on Feb. 17. According to Celebritology, those enrolled in the program attend one three-week session, which currently cost $33,000 a pop, per year for three years.

Sharing her excitement, she took to her Twitter account to post several pictures from her graduation day. Along with the picture, she wrote, "Smiling ear2ear on the Harvard Business School campus w/ my diploma! Tnx 2 my fab photographer mama 4 the pic!"

Congratulations, Tyra.  I hope that more young people follow your example and understand it's never too late to follow their dreams.
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5th Annual Essence Women in Hollywood Luncheon

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Essence Magazine honored some of the most influential African-American women in Hollywood at its 5th Annual Luncheon, February 23,2012. The gala was a tribute to the talent and accomplishments of Executive Producer/Screenwriter Shonda Rhimes, creator of Grey's Anatomy, and Actresses Octavia Spencer, Pam Grier, Kerry Washington and Paula Patton.

Essense Editor-in-chief Constance White remarked " Black women actors, writers, directors, and producers still lack diverse opportunties in Hollywood, and, unfortunately, are often overlooked during awards season." The Luncheon allows an opportunity for these talented individuals to receive the praise they deserve.

Monday, February 20, 2012

What ever Happened to Ted "Golden Voice" Williams

One year ago, Ted "Golden Voice" Williams was living in a box and panhandling on a Columbus street corner. But he had a deep, soulful voice destined for greater things. And now he's found them. With a new, clean-cropped haircut, Williams is living with his longtime girlfriend in a comfortable condominium in Dublin, Ohio, with regular voice-work and an upcoming autobiography.

The past year has been a busy one; in addition to going to rehab twice, Williams has been working with Entertainment Tonight (whose producers also helped him with achieving sobriety), landed a voice over spot in a Kraft Homestyle Macaroni and Cheese commercial last year, and is set to release a book chronicling his story this May.

“What a difference a year makes,” he said. “It’s a ‘hallelujah’ moment every day I wake up.”

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Friday, February 17, 2012

CBS' Casts Modern Sherlock Holmes -Plus OurTrivia Answers

The mystery is solved! We now know who will be Sherlock Holmes on CBS's new reboot!
Jonny Lee Miller has been tapped to play the detective. The reboot will be a modern take on Sherlock, which will have Sherlock placed in NYC.

The actor who happens to be Angelina Jolie's ex husband isn't a stranger to American TV either, having starred in Eli Stone as well as Dexter.

The reboot will be named Elementary and we're interested to see how Sherlock will fair in the 21st century!

Here are the answers to our February 10th Sherlock Holmes Trivia Quiz.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

"White Collar" Actor Matt Bomer Confirms He's Gay

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The star of the USA series "White Collar," Matt Bomer, officially came out as gay on Saturday, People magazine reported.

Bomer, who plays con-artist-turned-FBI-helper Neal Caffrey on the hit series, publically thanked his partner Simon Halls and their three children, as he accepted an honor at the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards. Bomer picked up an award for his efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS, saying, "I'd really especially like to thank my beautiful family: Simon, Kitt, Walker, Henry."

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Rest In Peace Whitney-1963-2012

On February 11, 2012, Superstar Whitney Houston,48, was found dead at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California, of causes not immediately known.

After receiving word of her death, Mariah Carey mirrored what her fans probably felt..."My heartfelt condolences to Whitney's family and to all her millions of fans throughout the world. She will never be forgotten as one of the greatest voices to ever grace the earth."

Friday, February 10, 2012

Meet Superstar Baby Blue Ivy Carter

The happy couple Jay-Z and Beyonce shared photos of their month-old international superstar, daughter Blue Ivy. If they wanted to, they could have certainly sold the coveted first pics of their bundle of joy to any number of media outlets, following in the footsteps of famous parents before them like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, and Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon.

Congratulations to the proud parents and welcome Baby Blue Ivy.

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Sherlock Holmes Trivia and New Adventures

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"Sherlock"-Benedict Cumberbatch and Mark Freeman

I've been watching the BBCs offering "Sherlock", the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson set in 21st Century London.  The series is a thrilling, funny, fast-paced contemporary remake of Arthur Conan Doyle's classic.  The co-creator and writer of the series promises you'll find Holmes and Watson "living, breathing, modern men". Personally, I recommend the series for those who like to test their powers of deduction.

While Benedict Cumberbatch plays Sherlock as brilliant, aloof, and almost entirely lacking in social graces, we probably most remember Basil Rathbone in the role.  Newer adventures with Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law are more physical than the original, but it's Sherlock's mind that has thrilled us through the ages and no one did it better than Rathbone.  so let's "return to those thrilling days of yesteryear" and renew our memories of the original character and his stories. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

CNN Suspends Roland Martin

CNN announced Wednesday that it is suspending Roland Martin in the wake of the pundit's controversial Super Bowl tweets.
The Washington Post's Erik Wemple posted this statement from the network:
“Roland Martin’s tweets were regrettable and offensive. Language that demeans is inconsistent with the values and culture of our organization, and is not tolerated. We have been giving careful consideration to this matter, and Roland will not be appearing on our air for the time being.”

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

V. P. Karen Handel Resigns From Susan G. Komen for the Cure

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A high-ranking official resigned Tuesday from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity after a dispute over whether the group should give funding to Planned Parenthood, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press.
Karen Handel, the charity's vice president for public policy, told Komen officials that she supported the move to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood. She said the discussion started before she arrived at the organization and was approved at the highest levels of the charity.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Taking Care of Your Skin

Take these skin-safe tips to heart. The nation's top dermatologists advise following these rules to preserve your skin's smooth, rich tone:
  • Stick With a Simple and Safe Skin Care Routine. Cleanse your face daily — as little as once a day if it's dry, up to three times if your goal is to remove excess oil. Gentle treatment is key for any skin type — avoid abrasive cleansers or irritating cleansing puffs or loofahs. And use moisturizer only if your face feels dry without it.
  • Pick the Best Products for Your Skin Type. Experts' favorites are nothing fancy — drugstore brands will usually do — but use products designed for your skin type. Favor products for sensitive skin, especially if your skin is dry — products with harsh ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid can wreak havoc on certain skin types. Want to try something new on for size? Go ahead, but use it sparingly at first.