Just Break

6.30.2006

save suri game

Save Suri Holmes-Cruise!

playboy offers ashlee simpson $

Did Playboy Offer Ashlee Simpson $4 Million to Pose?

6.29.2006

wb signs off be showing series' pilots

BUFFY!! ANGEL!! FELICITY!!
Learn How The WB
Plans To Say Goodbye!!

aquaman vs. superman

Someone can't separate reality from television.
Will "Superman" Sink "Aquaman" at the Box Office?

the o.c will get less air time next year

Only 16 episodes begining in November. Maybe FOX doesn't trust the new direction of the series.
A Less Sweet 16 for 'The O.C.'

6.28.2006

mariska hargitay has 10 lbs 9 ounce baby boy

10 lbs, 9 ounces! The kid had to be delivered by C-section.
Us Exclusive: Mariska Hargitay Has Baby Boy

pregnant britney gets naked


She just can't stop herself. Pink is the New Blog has photos of her from next month's issue of Harper's Bazaar.

sleater-kinney goes on "indefinite hiatus"

It's another way of saying they're breaking up at the end of the summer.
Sleater-Kinney shutting down

barbara kicks star off of the view

In an interview with Ryan Seacrest (Ryan Seacrest, really?), Star Jones tells the truth behind her abrupt departure from The View, further damaging her relationship with Barbara Walters.
Star Dishes to Seacrest About Getting the Boot from The View

Barbara says goodbye to Star.

superman returns = very fun time

Everyone should see the movie! Maybe a more in-depth review will follow...

6.27.2006

angelina is still weird

As cool as she seems now, Angelina still has a freak flag.
Jolie's 3 naked portraits

harper lee writes for o magazine

Oprah scores the 'To Kill a Mockingbird' author.
Harper Lee writes item for Oprah’s magazine

gwyneth is recording an album

Chris Martin's influencing his wife.
Sing when yer Gwynie

yearbooks for the myspace generation

These kids are crazy smart...although I'm not sure the idea really replaces a print yearbook

MySpace generation going online for yearbooks

nbc teams up with youtube

NBC wisely chooses to make the YouTube television clips legal.
New shows, 'Office' will get heavy promotion on video site

6.26.2006

how to make a playlist for a girl

from vice magazine. there's a shout out to gnarles barkley, but the comments are the best part.
how to make a playlist for a girl

star jones to leave the view

With Rosie O'Donnell joining the show in the fall, I think we pretty much knew this was going to happen first.
Access Exclusive: Star Leaves 'The View'
Star Jones Sounds Off on 'View' Exit!

digital bubble wrap

Try Manic Mode!

newsweek honors target

Newsweek calls Target one of the '15 People Who Make America Great.' There's an article in the magazine this week about all of the wonderful things the company does. It's very admirable, but also makes it more difficult to understand why they still maintain their policy for pharmacists, if they are so interesting in helping people. Oh Target, why won't you help women fill Plan B prescriptions?
15 People Who Make America Great

fox news claims no one wants to buy photos of suri cruise

Did Tom try to sell photos of his new kid and fall short of the monetary deal he wanted? It's hard to say, this is Fox News.
Pictures of TomKat's Baby Didn't Sell

vote for zap2it's tv gal'a 2006 amy awards

Cast your vote here for your television favorites


1. Floor, Please Give Me My Jaw Back (a.k.a. Most Shocking Moment)

Michael killing Libby and Ana on "Lost"
Josh and Donna kiss on "The West Wing"
Jim declares his love and kisses Pam on "The Office"
Chris Daughtry voted off "American Idol"
The first ten minutes of the fifth season of "24"


2. Best Scene Stealer

Chris Pratt as Bright on "Everwood"
Neil Patrick Harris as Barney on "How I Met Your Mother"
Jason Dohring as Logan on "Veronica Mars"
Mary Lynn Rajskub as Chloe on "24"
Chandra Wilson as Dr. Miranda Bailey on "Grey's Anatomy"


3. Let's Lemon Law This (a.k.a. Worst Show)

"One Tree Hill"
"7th Heaven"
"America's Next Top Model"
"Wife Swap"
"The War at Home"


4. They May Take Our Shows But They'll Never Take Our Love for Them (a.k.a. Show that Ended/Was Canceled Way Too Soon)

"Everwood"
"Invasion"
"Arrested Development"
"Alias"
"The West Wing"


5. You Can Say That Again (a.k.a. Best Quote)

"Thanks boss" Josh to Leo's picture on "The West Wing"
"You beat Death Arvin, but you couldn't beat me." Jack to Sloane on "Alias"
"I love you too. I knew it then. I know it now. I'll know it always. You're it Amy. You're my one." Ephram to Amy on "Everwood."
"Hey Sam who do you think is the hotter psychic: Patricia Arquette, Jennifer Love Hewitt or you?" Dean to Sam on "Supernatural."
"Should I go and get a ruler?" Kate to Jack and Sawyer on "Lost"


6. The Awards Shows Don't Love You But We Do (a.k.a. Most Underrated Cast or Actor)

Kathryn Morris as Detective Lily Rush on "Cold Case"
Michael Vartan as Michael Vaughn on "Alias"
Harold Perrineau as Michael on "Lost"
Cast of "Veronica Mars"
Cast of "Gilmore Girls"


7. They Made Us Wait for This? (a.k.a. Worst Season/Series Finale)

"Gilmore Girls"
"Will & Grace"
"The Sopranos"
"Nip/Tuck"
"7th Heaven"


8. Til Death Do Us Part (a.k.a. Best Death)

Jack on "Alias"
Denny on "Grey's Anatomy"
Edgar on "24"
Libby on "Lost"
Beaver on "Veronica Mars"


9. Beating a Dead Horse (a.k.a. Why Does TV Gal Still Talk About This Show?)

"Everwood"
"American Idol"
"7th Heaven"
"Desperate Housewives"
"The O.C."


10. I Wouldn't Buy That If It Was on Sale (a.k.a. Worst Story line or Plot Twist)

Luke's long lost daughter on "Gilmore Girls"
Everyone is having twins on "7th Heaven"
The Carver is revealed on "Nip/Tuck"
Vaughn's death on "Alias"
Toby was behind the leak on "The West Wing"


11. Resurrect Me (a.k.a. Character/Actor You Would Most Like to See Brought Back on Another Show Next Season)

James Marsters (Professor Milton Fine/Brainiac on "Smallville")
Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Denny on "Grey's Anatomy," John on "Supernatural")
Michael Vartan (Vaughn on "Alias")
Janel Moloney (Donna on "The West Wing")
Carlos Bernard (Tony on "24")


12. It's Like a Freaking Car Wreck (a.k.a. Best Guilty Pleasure)

"One Tree Hill"
"7th Heaven"
"Project Runway"
"Boston Legal"
"America's Next Top Model"

6.25.2006

eonline's tv tater tops awards

Watch with Kristin - Tater Tops 2006 Winners

Breakout Star, Male

25% Wentworth Miller, Prison Break
24% T.R. Knight, Grey's Anatomy
17% Jensen Ackles, Supernatural
17% John Krasinski, The Office
17% Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Lost


Breakout Star, Female

40% Katherine Heigl, Grey's Anatomy
22% Ellen Pompeo, Grey's Anatomy
20% Jenna Fischer, The Office
10% Ginnifer Goodwin, Big Love
8% Cobie Smulders, How I Met Your Mother"


Best New Show

36% Prison Break
23% How I Met Your Mother
22% Supernatural
12% What About Brian
7% Invasion


Moment That Made You Want to Throw Out Your TV

22% Lorelai & Christopher sleeping together on Gilmore Girls
22% The cancellation of Everwood
22% Chris Daughtry getting voted off American Idol
22% Derek & Meredith's season-finale sex on Grey's Anatomy
12% Taylor Hicks winning American Idol


Best Fight

41% Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek (Patrick Dempsey)'s "You Don't Get to Call me a Whore" Fight, Grey's Anatomy
22% Eko (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) and Locke (Terry O'Quinn), Lost
15% Dwight (Rainn Wilson) and Michael (Steve Carell) Kung-Fu Fighting, The Office
14% Joy (Jaime Pressly) and Jesse (Juliette Lewis) Kung-Fu Fighting, My Name is Earl
8% Cartman and Kyle in "Cartoon Wars," South Park


Best Baddie

35% Henry Gale (Michael Emerson), Lost
20% Lex Luthor (Michael Rosenbaum), Smallville
17% T-Bag (Robert Knepper), Prison Break
14% Cassidy "Beaver" Casablancas (Kyle Gallner), Veronica Mars
14% President Logan (Gregory Itzin), 24


Best Bitch

33% Edie Britt (Nicollette Sheridan), Desperate Housewives
23% Kendall Casablancas (Charisma Carpenter), Veronica Mars
22% Emily Gilmore (Kelly Bishop), Gilmore Girls
11% Nicolette "Nicki" Grant (Chloë Sevigny), Big Love
11% Chloe O'Brian (Mary Lynn Rajskub), 24


Best Bitch on Grey's Anatomy

36% Cristina (Sandra Oh)
22% Bailey (Chandra Wilson)
16% Addison (Kate Walsh)
14% Meredith (Ellen Pompeo)
12% Callie (Sara Ramirez)


Best Kiss

26% Jim (John Krasinski) & Pam (Jenna Fischer), The Office
25% Veronica (Kristen Bell) & Logan (Jason Dohring), Veronica Mars
18% Nathan (James Lafferty) & Haley (Bethany Joy Galeotti), One Tree Hill
16% Clark (Tom Welling) & Chloe (Allison Mack), Smallville
15% Michael (Wentworth Miller) & Sara (Sarah Wayne Callies), Prison Break


Best Guest Star

34% Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Grey's Anatomy and Supernatural
20% James Marsters, Smallville
16% Jason Bateman, Scrubs
16% Chris O'Donnell, Grey's Anatomy
14% Christina Ricci, Grey's Anatomy


Biggest Tearjerker

42% Denny's death, Grey's Anatomy
18% Veronica thinking her father was dead, Veronica Mars
17% Jack's death, Alias
13% Keith's funeral, One Tree Hill
10% Amy and Ephram's Ferris wheel scene, Everwood


Best Chemistry

50% "Skate," aka Kate (Evangeline Lilly) & Sawyer (Josh Holloway), Lost
14% "Mer-Der," aka Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) & Derek (Patrick Dempsey), Grey's Anatomy
13% "LoVe," aka Logan (Jason Dohring) & Veronica (Kristen Bell), Veronica Mars
10% "Kack," aka Kate (Evangeline Lilly) & Jack (Matthew Fox), Lost
9% "Jam," aka Jim (John Krasinski) & Pam (Jenna Fischer), The Office
4% "Srissom," aka Grissom (William Petersen) & Sara (Jorja Fox), CSI


Best Love Triangle
39% Sawyer (Josh Holloway), Kate (Evangeline Lilly) & Jack (Matthew Fox), Lost
27% Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), Derek (Patrick Dempsey) & Addison (Kate Walsh), Grey's Anatomy
13% Alex (Justin Chambers), Izzie (Katherine Heigl) & Denny (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), Grey's Anatomy
11% Jim (John Krasinski), Pam (Jenna Fischer) & Roy (David Denman), The Office
10% Summer (Rachel Bilson), Seth (Adam Brody) & Anna (Samaire Armstrong), The O.C.


Biggest Shocker

40% Michael killing Ana Lucia and Libby, Lost
21% Beaver is the killer and rapist, Veronica Mars
16% Marissa Cooper dying, The O.C.
12% Palmer and Michelle dying in the first five minutes, 24
11% Jim's "I love you" to Pam, The Office


Favorite Funnyguy

29% Zach Braff (J.D.), Scrubs
19% Jorge Garcia (Hurley), Lost
16% Steve Carell (Michael Scott), The Office
16% Neil Patrick Harris (Barney), How I Met Your Mother
14% Jason Bateman (Michael Bluth), Arrested Development
6% Donald Faison (Chris Turk), Scrubs

Favorite Funnylady

37% Lauren Graham (Lorelai Gilmore), Gilmore Girls
23% Sarah Chalke (Elliot Reed), Scrubs
18% Jaime Pressly (Joy Darville), My Name Is Earl
13% Alyson Hannigan (Lily), How I Met Your Mother
9% Jenna Fischer (Pam Beasley), The Office


Best Show of Skin

41% Sawyer (Josh Holloway), Sayid (Naveen Andrews) & Jack (Matthew Fox) stripping down to swim out to sea, Lost
20% Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) showing his blueprints, Prison Break
20% Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), Supernatural
13% Kendall Casablancas (Charisma Carpenter), Veronica Mars
6% Lee Adama (Jamie Bamber), Battlestar Galactica


Biggest Disappointment

30% 7th Heaven coming back from the dead
20% Everwood ending before its time
20% Mitch Hurwitz deciding not to continue Arrested Development on Showtime
19% Amy Sherman-Palladino leaving Gilmore Girls
11% ABC cancelling Invasion


Star You'll Miss the Most

35% Megan Mullally, Will & Grace
25% Jennifer Garner, Alias
18% Michael Vartan, Alias
13% Mischa Barton, The O.C.
9% Victor Garber, Alias


Show You'll Miss the Most

26% Alias
20% Will & Grace
19% Arrested Development
19% Everwood
10% Charmed
6% Invasion


Best Line

40% "Quit staring at my vajayjay!" Bailey to George while she was in labor on Grey's Anatomy
22% "Should I go and get a ruler?" Kate while watching Jack and Sawyer play poker on Lost
21% "I love Grey's Anatomy. It's like they took our lives and put it on TV." J.D. on Scrubs
10% "There are too many forensic shows on TV." Gil Grissom on CSI
7% "I don't see it as a series. Maybe a movie?" Ron Howard to Maeby as the last-ever line of Arrested Development


Future Husband Kristin Should Just Go Ahead and Marry

27% Michael Vartan
24% Patrick Dempsey
20% Wentworth Miller
13% Katherine Heigl
9% John Krasinski
7% Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje


Favorite Drama Mama

32% Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars), Veronica Mars
26% Ellen Pompeo (Meredith Grey), Grey's Anatomy
26% Marcia Cross (Bree Van De Kamp), Desperate Housewives
11% Jean Smart (Martha Logan), 24
5% Mary McDonnell (Laura Roslin), Battlestar Galactica


Favorite Drama King

28% Patrick Dempsey (Derek Shepherd), Grey's Anatomy
25% Hugh Laurie (Gregory House), House
18% Jason Dohring (Logan Echolls), Veronica Mars
16% Kiefer Sutherland (Jack Bauer), 24
13% Wentworth Miller (Michael Scofield), Prison Break


Best Comedy

30% Scrubs
22% The Office
17% How I Met Your Mother
16% Arrested Development
15% My Name Is Earl


Best Drama

32% Grey's Anatomy
29% Lost
20% Veronica Mars
9% 24
8% House
2% Big Love

ridley scott to direct gucci movie

Gucci Family Gets Movie

beach reading

Top 6 Books to Read at the Beach
Top 10 Classic Books to Read at the Beach

would mattel really kill barbie?

Is it time for a Bye Bye Barbie?
With sales slumping, some say it's time to write iconic doll's obituary

6.24.2006

randy moss opens smoothie franchise

Oakland Raiders' Randy Moss really loves his smoothies
Smooth move: Moss opens juice bar in West Virginia

6.23.2006

justin timberlake & cameron diaz breakup?

Could it be true?
Justin to Cameron: Bye bye!

the coreys

Corey Feldman and Corey Haim are shopping around a TV show in which they would both play fictionalized versions of themselves.
Two Coreys Together Again

showtime cancels huff

Even with its shocking 7 Emmy nominations this year, no one is watching.
Showtime Cancels Hank Azaria's Huff After Two Seasons

6.22.2006

the last kiss trailer

Starring Zach Braff, Rachel Bilson, Jacinda Barrett, Casey Affleck, Blythe Danner, and Tom Wilkinson.
The Last Kiss

britney tries to "hide" from paparazzi


No one will be able to recognize her now that she has dyed her hair black. From Pink is the New Blog.

jennifer love hewitt braless


Jennifer Love Hewitt taking out the trash. From Egotastic.

superman + lego fun

In case you missed the original trailer.
Superman Returns 1st Trailer in Lego

lois lane lost weight


Look at Kate Bosworth now compared to how healthy she looked at an event a month ago. She's got Nicole Richie ribs! Kate: Super-Thin?

6.21.2006

myspace adds safety features

Nice try, but I guess they don't think anyone lies about their age.
MySpace plans new rules to thwart predators

myspace goes international this summer

Good luck to them. Converting all the text into different languages is easier said than done. This article downplays this, but there are already some popular social networks in place in other countries.
MySpace outlines European expansion

6.20.2006

south dakota - abortion q & a

Extremely interesting online-only Q&A companion piece to Cynthia Gorney's subscriber-only article in The New Yorker this week. She dissects South Dakota's House Bill 1215, banning abortion except in cases where the life of the mother is threatened, and theorizes what the outcome and effects of the bill could be.
Q&A: A Choice in South Dakota

14-year-old suing myspace for causing her sexual assault

Poor MySpace. It was created for good, not evil.
Teen Sues MySpace For $30 Million Over Sexual Assault Claim

kevin federline raises "penny awareness"

I couldn't make this stuff up.
K-Fed Tries to Save Pennies

jim carrey and jenny mccarthy finally go public


Carrey Goes Public with High-Flying McCarthy Romance

tom cruise wants seven more kids

Cruise Wants 10 Children

indiana planned parenthood partners with adoption agency

Planned Parenthood affiliates in Virginia, Iowa, and Illinois already have simliar partnerships in place.
Planned Parenthood partnership a good match

somebodies movie website

From UGA alumnus Hadjii.
Somebodies

mog - a myspace for music lovers

Oh yeah, MySpace IS a place for music lovers. But this one also looks at your harddrive and links to itunes and amazon for purchasing music, so of course, the music industry likes it.
ITunes + MySpace x Music Geeks = Mog, A New Site For Music Obsessives

pink is the new blog on the today show tomorrow

6/21 UPDATE: He was barely on TV. It was about 10 seconds of a package and he was not identified. Boo! Saying that, he seems to be better at blogging then doing on-camera stuff.

Trent is doing a segment on celebrity himbos. Yeah, Tivo!

audrey tautou is french

billboard of british footballer


Pretty cool billboard of soccer player Wayne Rooney painted with the St. George Cross. And I'm not just saying that because I have to.

pentagon considers homosexuality a mental disorder

We should all be proud. Go USA!
Homosexuality Listed As Mental Disorder In Pentagon Document

today show ratings not hurt by loss of katie

In fact, the show beat Good Morning America by a smaller margin during the week before Katie left than the two weeks after she left.
Couric's Departure Not Hurting 'Today

heidi klum's pregnant, britney style

Didn't she just have a baby?
Us Exclusive: Heidi Klum and Seal Expecting

6.19.2006

download netflix films at home

Netflix is working on a set-top box that would download the movies in your rental queue. Cool idea, if only it could be integrated into products we already own and not require a new set-top box.
Netflix thinks inside the box

apple negotiating with movie studios

Buying movies on iTunes could cost $9.99-$19.99 per movie.
Apple plants seeds for pic downloads

nicole kidman confirms marriage rumors

We already know she wears a diamond ring and looks pregnant. Finally, the big day for the couple is Sunday in Australia.
Kidman and Urban Confirm Marriage Plans

bad twin author revealed

Inside Move: It's a Shames
'Lost' finds forgotten 'Twin'

6.18.2006

kitson owner invests in paparazzi

The owner of the trendy LA boutique Kitson (regulars include Paris, Lindsay, Nicole. Jessica, etc.), also invests in a paparazzi agency. Must be convenient for catching all the celebrities shopping.
Embattled Owner of Kitson Speaks to TMZ

6.16.2006

iceland has hydrogen-powered city buses

Another potential replacement for oil.
Hydrogen Heaven

hilary hasn't learned anything from britney or jessica

True or not, why do these girls like to tell the press these kinds of things?
Hilary Duff To Remain A Virgin Until Marriage

myspace goes all superman on us

Bet this was cheap - myspace.com

britney wants to be like angelina and brad

In the wake of your tearful and apparently, stylist-free interview with Matt Lauer, we ask the question - when will you ever learn?
Britney Spears may have second baby in Namibia

6.15.2006

adulterated bran muffins in the teacher's lounge

How did I miss this story?
Students charged over pot brownie prank

afi's list of most inspiring films

Discuss.

AFI's 100 Most Inspiring Films Of All Time

1 IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE 1946
2 TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD 1962
3 SCHINDLER'S LIST 1993
4 ROCKY 1976
5 MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON 1939
6 E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL 1982
7 THE GRAPES OF WRATH 1940
8 BREAKING AWAY 1979
9 MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET 1947
10 SAVING PRIVATE RYAN 1998
11 THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES 1946
12 APOLLO 13 1995
13 HOOSIERS 1986
14 THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI 1957
15 THE MIRACLE WORKER 1962
16 NORMA RAE 1979
17 ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST 1975
18 THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK 1959
19 THE RIGHT STUFF 1983
20 PHILADELPHIA 1993
21 IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT 1967
22 THE PRIDE OF THE YANKEES 1942
23 THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION 1994
24 NATIONAL VELVET 1944
25 SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS 1941
26 THE WIZARD OF OZ 1939
27 HIGH NOON 1952
28 FIELD OF DREAMS 1989
29 GANDHI 1982
30 LAWRENCE OF ARABIA 1962
31 GLORY 1989
32 CASABLANCA 1942
33 CITY LIGHTS 1931
34 ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN 1976
35 GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER 1967
36 ON THE WATERFRONT 1954
37 FORREST GUMP 1994
38 PINOCCHIO 1940
39 STAR WARS 1977
40 MRS. MINIVER 1942
41 THE SOUND OF MUSIC 1965
42 12 ANGRY MEN 1957
43 GONE WITH THE WIND 1939
44 SPARTACUS 1960
45 ON GOLDEN POND 1981
46 LILIES OF THE FIELD 1963
47 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 1968
48 THE AFRICAN QUEEN 1951
49 MEET JOHN DOE 1941
50 SEABISCUIT 2003
51 THE COLOR PURPLE 1985
52 DEAD POET'S SOCIETY 1989
53 SHANE 1953
54 RUDY 1993
55 THE DEFIANT ONES 1958
56 BEN-HUR 1959
57 SERGEANT YORK 1941
58 CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND 1977
59 DANCES WITH WOLVES 1990
60 THE KILLING FIELDS 1984
61 SOUNDER 1972
62 BRAVEHEART 1995
63 RAIN MAN 1988
64 THE BLACK STALLION 1979
65 A RAISIN IN THE SUN 1961
66 SILKWOOD 1983
67 THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL 1951
68 AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN 1982
69 THE SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS 1957
70 COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER 1980
71 COOL HAND LUKE 1967
72 DARK VICTORY 1939
73 ERIN BROCKOVICH 2000
74 GUNGA DIN 1939
75 THE VERDICT 1982
76 BIRDMAN OF ALCATRAZ 1962
77 DRIVING MISS DAISY 1989
78 THELMA & LOUISE 1991
79 THE TEN COMMANDMENTS 1956
80 BABE 1995
81 BOYS TOWN 1938
82 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF 1971
83 MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN 1936
84 SERPICO 1973
85 WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT 1993
86 STAND AND DELIVER 1988
87 WORKING GIRL 1988
88 YANKEE DOODLE DANDY 1942
89 HAROLD AND MAUDE 1972
90 HOTEL RWANDA 2004
91 THE PAPER CHASE 1973
92 FAME 1980
93 A BEAUTIFUL MIND 2001
94 CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS 1937
95 PLACES IN THE HEART 1984
96 SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER 1993
97 MADAME CURIE 1943
98 THE KARATE KID 1984
99 RAY 2004
100 CHARIOTS OF FIRE 1981

nicole kidman - pregnant much?


rumor is, it's #3 for reese

6/22 UPDATE: Reese says she's not pregnant and has filed a lawsuit against Star Magazine for claiming she was expecting in order to sell magazines.

new celebrity babies

Introducing Kingston James McGregor Rossdale and Henry Chance Aronofsky.

shiloh's crib

Shiloh Jolie-Pitt has the Stokke Sleepi crib that is available at Design Within Reach. It transforms from a crib into a toddler bed, which is supposed to help parents deal with the $700 price tag.

the world apologizes for being so hard on britney spears

the "I'm Sorry Britney" webpage

bush makes fun of handicapped reporter

The reporter has a disease that causes progressive vision loss, but that didn't stop GW from making a joke about his special glasses.
Bush apologizes to vision-impaired reporter

divorced parents battle over son's circumcision

Poor kid. At the age of eight, could anything else be more embarrassing?
Parents take circumcision fight to court

laika to open huge animation facility in portland

Phil Knight's quest to make Portland an animation town.
LAIKA Building State-Of-The-Art Feature Film Animation Campus In Portland

lisa kudrow signs development deal with nbc

Phoebe and her producing partner will development projects for the peacock.
Former "Friends" star Kudrow clinches NBC deal

6.14.2006

sixteen-year-old wants to wed israeli she met online

Is life in michigan really that bad?
West Bank groom pines for MySpace teen

pdx pop now comp

This year's album to include:

DISC 1
Blitzen Trapper – “On a Dime”
The Thermals – “Product Placement”
Sweater! – “Kill it Now”
Siren's Echo – "All My"
Stephen Malkmus – "METS to Infinity"
The Joggers – "We've Been Talked Down"
Toothfairy – "Camp Hormones"
Menomena – "Shirt"
Mirah w/ Marisa Anderson – "NOLA"
Treva Jackson – "Drive"
Leviethan – "This Town That Town"
Talkdemonic – "Banff, AB"
Vursatyl (of Lifesavas) – "Mr. Gusto"
The Planet The – "Dreams of Your Co-Workers"
Tea for Julie – "Pollyanna"
Tara Jane O'Neil – "Bluelight Room"
The Shaky Hands – "The Sleepless"
LKN – "Circumstance"
Paint and Copter – "Manzier"
Horse Feathers – "Finch on Saturday"
Nice Nice – "Down, Down, Down Pt. 1"

DISC 2
Rocketship – "Our New Track"
Blue Skies for Black Hearts – "Here Comes the Rain"
Junior Private Detective – "Aftermath"
The Kingdom – "Higher"
Hello Damascus – "Randy"
Laura Gibson – "Hands in Pockets"
Colin Meloy – "Barbara Allen"
Electric iLL – "Nurban Gowns"
Viva Voce – "From the Devil Himself"
Ms. Su'ad – "Sweat the Design"
The Blow – "Babay (Eat a Critter, Feel its Wrath)"
Copy – "Closet Face"
Chevron – "Cylvia Poggioli"
Small Sails – "Aftershocks + Afterthoughts"
We Quit – "We Looked Around"
Jackie-O Motherfucker – "Hey! Mr. Sky"
Cool Nutz – "More than Music"
Swimmers – "Hot Pocket"
March Fourth Marching Band – "Space Hole"

ode to george washington

rhythm method causes more embryonic death than condoms, or even abortions

Very technical article, but basically it blows a hole in right wing beliefs. Although the only acceptable form of birth control for conservatives is the rhythm method, it actually causes the termination of more embryos than other forms of birth control (which is what anti-choice activists are against, right? they don't want anyone to choose to terminate an embryo?)

According to the NY Times, "roughly 50 percent of naturally occurring conceptions do not result in implantation or a viable pregnancy." When practicing the rhythm based upon when someone is least fertile, conception could occur, but would be less likely to implant or be a viable pregnancy at that time.

In other words, the rhythm method prevents eggs that have been fertilized from implanting in the uterus, which is the exact same thing birth control pills, IUD's, the patch, NuvaRing, and Depo-Provera shots do. When a fertilized egg is not implanted, as would happen with the use of these forms of birth control (including the rhythm method), the result is the termination of the embryo. On the other hand, condoms and other barrier methods of birth control prevent eggs from being fertilized in the first place so there is no terminated embryo.

This bares repeating - condoms kill ZERO embryos. Even abortions only cause the termination of one. Who knows how many more embryos are being killed right now by the rhythm method?
A Philosopher's Take on the Rhythm Method Is Rattling Opponents of Abortion

feature length cellphone movie

It's cool that they did this, but could you imagine actually having to watch it?
Italian directors shoot film with cellphone

superman pc


$2,539.00 from Alienware

save screech's house!

Could this be true - Dustin "Screech Powers" Diamond is losing his house so he wants us to send hime money?
Welcome to to getDshirts.com

6.13.2006

diet coke and mentos experiments

"trigger laws" in 7 states would go into effect if Roe v. Wade overturned

States set stage for bans on abortion
7 including Illinois have 'trigger laws' if court acts

company took tissue, etc. from deceased without permission

Sad, sad story -
Grotesque scandal like a 'cheap horror movie'
Body-parts company spread disease, desecrated the dead for profit

harold & kumar go to amsterdam

A sequel is being written that will include Neil Patrick Harris and another love scene montage with a giant bag of weed.
Not-So-Kind Buds Harold And Kumar Bash Bush In 'Amsterdam'

6.12.2006

wiretapping wasn't good enough - now they want to track social networking sites

Dick Cheney Might Want To Be Your MySpace Buddy

katie holmes prenup

Rumor is, she's going to get millions of dollars and a house when they divorce -
Holmes Hammers Out Pre-Nup

6.09.2006

fda approves cervical cancer vaccine

Yesterday, the FDA approved a new vaccine for the HPV virus-the cause of almost all cervical cancer. This could possibly prevent 70% of cervical cancer cases!
FDA OKs first cervical cancer vaccine

will the real russell crowe please stand up?

Apparently, Russell may have a better relationship with the media, or at least parts of it, then he previously let on...This article is one reporter's journey to the edge and his story of survival, as he is wooed by Mr. Crowe to be his one-man PR machine.

Russell Crowe's pet project

another questionable improvised moment in united 93

Dare I say that I have issues with United 93? It's really the improvised scenes that bother me. The control room scenes, outside of the 'acting', are extremely interesting, in large part because there are FAA records and interviews with the real people involved to make these scenes accurate. Even the phone calls to family members and airline employees are based on things that can be proven. But the dialogue among the terrorists, the specific actions of the passengers and flight staff, these things are all anyone's best guess as to what may have happened.

In the film, there was one guy, a German passenger, who continually says that they should all just listen to the hijackers and do what they say. He assumes the hijackers will make some demands and the passengers will eventually be let go. Up until passengers find out, through phone calls to the U.S., that several planes have already been used to crash into the WTC and Pentagon, this is not really an unreasonable train of thought. There had never been a hijacking like this before and there wasn't reason to think the hijackers would crash the plane into a building with themselves in it.

It shouldn't be a surprise then, to find out that all of this German passenger's dialogue and attitude are all speculation based on a conversation the actor had with the man's former colleague who said, "He never made any rash decisions and everything he did was always well-considered." His wife was one of the few that refused to cooperate with the film. So the question is, was a 'character' created in order to represent any opposition there may have been to the idea of storming the cockpit? The film is supposed to be true to the events that took place on September 11, but director Paul Greengrass says of German passenger Christian Adams, "[the] audiences have to make their own minds up about whether that's a credible, believable portrait."

We consider the Americans on the flight heroes, so the UK's The Guardian poses the question, have Americans/Britains (Paul Greengrass is a Brit turned Hollywood director) rewritten history and made a German man out to be the one person on the flight lacking courage?
United 93 'surrender monkey' defends role in film
Skating on Thin Air

world cup fever

Tournament Schedule

wordplay internet crossword puzzle contest

Fun online tie-in for the new york times crossword puzzle film-
Contest: Wordplay Contest Challenge

nbc knows they have a good thing

Carell Gets Richer Deal for ‘Office’

6.08.2006

'cars' voices toot their horn

Kottke has compiled a list of Cars headlines from around the country, all based on cars puns.
Media races to make the perfect Cars pun

a love story between bonnie hunt & owen wilson

If not for animation, at what other time would we ever see this onscreen romance? In honor of this weekend’s theatrical release of Cars, I decided to take a look back at past couples brought together by men and women with sketchpads and computers.

Exactly how does casting affect box office numbers for animated films? It used to be that leads were relative unknowns. Familiar actors played bit parts, but no one cast celebrity leads for fear it would distract from the story (and they needed killer vocals for all those Disney soundtracks.) Even in the mid-nineties, when I was scooping popcorn at the local AMC, the audience didn’t come to see Pocahontas because Mel Gibson was the voice of John Smith.

What about today’s films? Recent box office history bodes well for Cars. As far as theatrical grosses go, audiences didn’t rush to Shark Tale for Will Smith and Renee Zellweger or see Robots starring Ewan McGregor and Halle Berry. Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and an Oscar© nomination couldn’t help Corpse Bride. Where are the big winners? The comedians. Mike Myers paired with Cameron Diaz. Tim Allen and Joan Cusack. Even Craig T. Nelson with Holly Hunter.

Does this mean Cars will be a huge success? Based upon my weak theory, we may never see Bonnie Hunt and Owen Wilson in a passionate embrace, but as a race car and Porsche, they should be box office gold.

CARS (?)
Owen Wilson & Bonnie Hunt

TIM BURTON’S CORPSE BRIDE ($53.4mill domestic gross)
Johnny Depp & Helena Bonham Carter

ROBOTS ($128.2mill domestic gross)
Ewan McGregor & Halle Berry

SHREK/SHREK 2 ($267.7mill domestic gross/$441.2mil domestic gross)
Mike Myers & Cameron Diaz

SHARK TALE ($160.9mill domestic gross)
Will Smith & Renee Zellweger

THE INCREDIBLES ($261.4mill domestic gross)
Craig T. Nelson & Holly Hunter

TOY STORY 2 ($245.9mill domestic gross)
Tim Allen & Joan Cusack

A BUG’S LIFE ($162.8mill domestic gross)
Dave Foley & Julia Louis-Dreyfus

TARZAN ($171mill domestic gross)
Tony Goldwyn & Minnie Driver

POCAHONTAS ($141.6mill domestic gross)
Mel Gibson & Irene Bedard

ALADDIN ($217.3mill domestic gross)
Scott Weinger & Linda Larkin

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST ($145.9mill domestic gross)
Robby Benson & Paige O’Hara

THE LITTLE MERMAID ($84.36mill domestic gross)
Christopher Daniel Barnes & Jodi Benson


Animated movies without a lead couple:

CHICKEN LITTLE ($135.4mill domestic gross)
MADAGASCAR ($193.6mill domestic gross)
FINDING NEMO ($339.7mill domestic gross)
ICE AGE (176.4mill domestic gross)
MONSTERS, INC. ($255.9mill domestic gross)
TOY STORY ($191.8mill domestic gross)

senate rejects gay marriage ban 49-48

Gay marriage ban defeated in Senate vote

stephanie tanner to host strip show

Since Jodi Sweetin is now recovered from her meth addiction.
Strip-Fest Host

ashlee simpson's nosejob


Not since Jennifer Grey has there been more obvious plastic surgery. She looks good, but at the same time, she's very unrecognizable and unoriginal now.

reality show based on monopoly

My new favorite reality show -
Trump Brings Monopoly Game to TV

6.07.2006

little miss sunshine trailer

It's almost like Wes Anderson cut the trailer.

Sundance hit starring Steve Carell, Toni Collette, & Greg Kinnear - Little Miss Sunshine

6.06.2006

gas station tv

How about lowering the price of gas rather than installing hi-def LCD monitors? Just a thought.
Fill Up with News at Gas Station TV

snl women are making a movie

Tina Fey was successful with Mean Girls, now it's Rachel Dratch's turn. She co-wrote the movie Spring Breakdown, which will star herself, Amy Poehler, and Parker Posey, as women who end up on spring break.
Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, And Parker Posey Travel For A Spring Breakdown

6.05.2006

bush causes woman to have an abortion

Indirectly, but it is sort of his fault - here's a very upsetting personal story published in the Washington Post yesterday (registration is required to read article, but it's free.)
What Happens When There Is No Plan B?

stalk someone at myspace

New website that notifies you when someone's relationship status changes at MySpace -
Find Out When Your Friends Become Single

deal or no deal girl gets DVD movie deal

It's going straight to video, but briefcase holder, April Scott, has been cast as Daisy Duke in The Dukes of Hazzard prequel.

social networking sites - they're not all bad!

Finally, some coverage that points out what newscasters and Dateline specials aren't saying - and some of it from the founder a Christian social networking site!

A few weeks ago, I was extremely disappointed when a referenced MySpace to a woman I volunteer with and she couldn't believe I was talking about using that site for child predators. Really. This woman is very aware of how media can spin a story and very aware that we should question what we hear as "news" and yet, she believed MySpace was just for kids and for people looking to take advantage of kids. This makes no sense to me.

I've always thought that one of the biggest hurtles for social networking sites was for parents to understand them. It's not for very young children, particularly without adult supervision, but for any child old enough to understand, "Don't talk to strangers," and "Don't give out your address (and that includes email address) to strangers," they should be taught that these rules apply to the web as well. It's the first line of defense on and offline. A lot of kids understand this and they don't end up inviting adult men over to their houses. Anyway, there is finally an article that lists what social networking sites are doing to improve security and includes some points that put this issue into perspective.

Is MySpace A Safe Space? New Social-Networking Sites Focus On Security

6.04.2006

f*ck kill marry - the celebrity online game

fkmarry.com

grey's anatomy writer's blog

From the writer's of Grey Anatomy - includes Shondra Rimes post on writing the season finale.
Grey Matter

washington pharmacists debate filling prescriptions

The Washington State Board of Pharmacy is going to decide next week whether or not pharmacists can refuse to fill prescriptions based on personal ""conscientious, moral, or religious reasons" (the Oregon Board of Pharmacy already allows pharmacists to refuse prescriptions based on their personal beliefs.)

This ruling would allow pharmacists to refuse to fill Plan B prescriptions if they don't want to fill them, but could also extend to birth control pills, AIDS medication, and any other prescription.

Bitter Pill

smithsonian to honor nike

with their National Design Award.
Cooper-Hewitt Honors Nike For Just Doing It Right

6.02.2006

copperfield to impregnate woman on stage

I have a hard time believing this is true.
Copperfield to Impregnate Woman Onstage

netflix acquires sherrybaby

Netflix branches out - they acquired the North American theatrical, DVD, TV, and online rights to Sherrybaby.
Netflix Acquires Distribution Rights to Maggie Gyllenhaal's Sherrybaby

bad twin review

Not too much actual Lost info, but there are some connections and it's good to know the book's plot.
BAD TWIN Reviewed!!

6.01.2006

if my sister wrote a book

When my sister was in high school, after I had left for college, she and my mother spent many weekends touring homes of past presidents, battlefields, and other spots of historical significance. The trips started out as an extra credit project for my sister, but ended up as an opportunity for the two of them to spend time together.

Lindsey has a political-science degree and experience working on a presidential campaign (albeit not a successful one.) She has always liked presidential history. Naturally, her interest extends to the current administration (for better or worse--primarily worse) and she is not shy about sharing her opinions. Well, I just found Lindsey a new best friend.

Sarah Vowell, the voice of ‘Violet’ in the Incredibles, is a talented writer and proud liberal. Although I’ve heard good things about her writing, I had not read any of her work until this weekend. What I discovered is a woman that would feel at home traveling to the spot where Stonewall Jackson died.

In her novel Assassination Vacation, Sarah Vowell is obsessed with the assassinations of Presidents Lincoln, Garfield, and McKinley (surprisingly, no JFK, but then compared to Garfield and McKinley, that subject is rather well covered by other writers.) She is also extremely anti-“the current president”, preferring not to refer to him by his name. What she does, however, is compare the current administration to that of McKinley’s imperialist presidency.

Here’s some painful truth –McKinley ran his second term re-election campaign on the slogan “Remember the Maine.” The U.S.S. Maine blew up in Cuban waters in 1898, while Spain controlled Cuba. The U.S. wanted Cuba because of all the money to be made in sugar, a.k.a. “white gold”. Despite the fact that the military never found any conclusive evidence as to what caused the explosion, McKinley blamed Spain and fired up Americans with the war cry “Remember the Maine.” Thus, the Spanish-American War and the entry of the U.S. into Cuba, all for the sake of white gold. Does this sound familiar? And since the U.S. has always had a great, solid relationship with Cuba and everything worked out so well for all parties involved, we can assume the best for our relationships in the Middle East for many years to come.

This is what Sarah Vowell loves. This is what my sister loves. Sarah climbs the mountain VP Teddy Roosevelt climbed right before finding out President McKinley was on his deathbed, retraces John Wilkes Booth’s post-assassination escape route, and searches for the plaque marking Garfield’s death (erected by a young boy next to a garage in a worn out NJ beach community.) She’s observant, witty, and enjoyable to read. And I wonder if she is looking for a travel partner?

switched at death

Only evangical Christians could "understand" how this happened.
Identity Mix-Up Stuns Crash Victims' Families