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nick carter once dated debbie lefave...and he's promoting it

Oh, the things one is willing to talk about when promoting a TV show... At the same time, this helps to explain what led the teacher to sleep with her 13-year-old student.
Hot For Teacher Long Ago


see, saving frequent flyer miles can really pay off

Frequent-flyer cashes in miles for space trip

oregon state #5 in sex ed

Apparently, Amy and Stevie have a 'Luv Kit' to look forward to...

Oregon State could not be happier after receiving 5th place in Trojan's Sexual Health Report Card.
Orange and black, their condoms wave

A few choice quotations from Oregon State:
-"We're pleased we popped up that prominently," says university spokesman Todd Simmons.
-"Part of our job is to make safer sex exciting," Shell said. "We try to make things a little more interesting for students who are sexually active."
-Naturally, then, the condoms unfurl in orange and black. "You can show your school spirit at all times," Shell said.

And the University of Oregon's disappointment at not ranking so high:
-The folks at Oregon are a bit miffed. "That's not an accurate picture of our campus," says Paula Staight, Oregon's director of health promotions...


terrell owens suicide attempt?

Can it be true...
Report: T.O. attempted suicide

the coreys tv show to air on a&e

'Lost Boys' Found: A&E Reunites The Coreys


nbc promos

Bill, the promo guy.


AUGUST 27, 2006 - riley's 1st birthday

WHAT: Riley's 1st Birthday
WHEN: August 27, 2006
WHERE: Arlington, VA

I know every aunt probably thinks her niece and nephew are the cutest kids in the world, but mine really are the cutest. If you have some free time, it's totally worth checking out my photos of Riley's birthday parties. Riley turned 1 year old at the end of August and Robbie celebrated his 3rd birthday a few weeks beforehand.

man bites panda

Poor Gu Gu.
Man bites panda in Beijing zoo as retribution

sanz, parnell, and mitchell leaving snl

Now it looks like Seth Meyers will replace Tina Fey on Weekend Update.
'SNL' slimming down


a morning show with anderson cooper and campbell brown?!

Since The Today Show seems headed down a bad path right now, I'd be thrilled if this rumor were true. Industry buzz does seem to indicate that Campbell will leave NBC when her contract expires next year.
CBS 'Early Show' With ... Anderson Cooper and Campbell Brown?

lucky louie cancelled

HBO Boots Sunday Sitcom LUCKY LOUIE To the Curb!!


adrian grenier documentary sidenote

A year and a half ago I was at the Tribeca Film Festival and I met this guy, Jon Davidson, a very New York, New York kind of guy. Entourage had blown up and he talked about a documentary he made with his buddy, Adrian Grenier, about Adrian reuniting with his estranged father. The film premiered at the first Tribeca Film Festival and although Jon was actually working at the 2005 festival, he was also shooting some footage in the hopes of making a film that compared their experiences at the first festival to what the festival has grown into now. This was very rough footage on an old camcorder, but he shot us doing lame stuff, like unloading cases of wine. Actually, I shot some random stuff for him, too, but then his girlfriend took the camera and I never saw any footage.

This year, at the Toronto International Film Festival, Adrian and Jon "premiered" their documentary Shot in the Dark about Adrian and his father (I don't know how much of the footage is the old movie or if they reshot the whole thing--an awkard concept for a doc). If what Jon told me is true, I wonder why they did not wait until the Tribeca Film Festival next year to show the film? I'm really curious now to see it. According to this article, it's supposed to air around Father's Day 2007. Knowing some backstory, it will definitely be fun to see the commercials and ads, etc., next year.

AUGUST 26 - carly and robbie's wedding

WHAT: Carly and Robbie's Wedding
August 26, 2006
WHERE: Taylor-Grady House, Athens, GA

I'm a couple weeks late posting this, but finally, here are my photos from Carly and Robbie's wedding. I actually don't have many so hopefully I can get to their official wedding photos. Carly looked absolutely amazing and I'm also not sure my photos do her justice.

Pink roses, like the ones the wedding party carried and the ones in Carly's hair, were on the tables, as well. Very pretty and very Carly.

Robbie, aka 'Ken' from 'Barbie & Ken', swept the dance floor with Ricky's Aunt Sadye, who was surprisingly at the wedding. Just kidding. Really, I just want to show the photo of the two of them at my wedding.

amanda peet's pregnant

Amanda Peet a Mom-to-Be


tom and katie hang out in dc

Cruise, Holmes Take in Redskins Game


salon.com republishes 2001 9/11 article

People share their inappropriate thoughts from September 11, 2001.
Forbidden thoughts about 9/11

A few quotations from the article:

"I was actually moving the week of 9/11 and I just wanted to find a way to get out of work so I could pack. When the attack happened, I was thinking, This is so cool. I can go to the dentist and still have time to get everything done." --Ruth Wagner, 28, an editor in New York

"Thank goodness they got those buildings. I've always hated them! They're so ugly." --New York woman, overheard in London on the day of the attacks

"I'm sorry to say it, but it was the most exciting day of my career in journalism. It was really fuckin' fun." --A New York reporter

"Former mayor Rudolph Giuliani transformed from a crazed, intolerant zealot into a sensitive and compassionate leader. Wasn't his new subdued personality just the effect of his cancer medication?" --An editor and writer in New York who served at least 2,000 meals and helped about 600 families file relief claims between September and New Year's

"The ACLU has got to take a lot of blame for this. I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People for the American Way -- all of them who have tried to secularize America -- I point the finger in their face and say, 'You helped this happen.'" -- The Rev. Jerry Falwell, in a Sept. 13 appearance on "The 700 Club." He later apologized for making the statement.

50 best high school movies, according to a pretentious person at ew

The 50 Best High School Movies

50. Splendor in the Grass
49. Sixteen Candles
48. Just One of the Guys
47. Napoleon Dynamite
46. Flirting
45. My Bodyguard
44. Can't Hardly Wait
43. Stand and Deliver
42. Fame
41. Can't Buy Me Love
40. Risky Business
39. The Virgin Suicide
38. Bye Bye Birdie
37. Friday Night Lights
36. Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire
35. Brick
34. Get Real
33. Hoop Dreams
32. Scream
31. The Karate Kid
30. Bring It On
29. Gregory's Girl
28. Back to the Future
27. To Sir, With Love
26. Pretty in Pink
25. Hoosiers
24. Rushmore
23. Cooley High
22. American Pie
21. Grease
20. Dead Poets Society
19. The Last Picture Show
18. Rock 'n' Roll High School
17. Peggy Sue Got Married
16. Lucas
15. Carrie
14. Donnie Darko
13. High School
12. Mean Girls
11. Say Anything
10. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
9. Election
8. Boyz N the Hood
7. Clueless
6. American Graffiti
5. Heathers
4. Rebel Without a Cause
3. Dazed and Confused
2. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
1. The Breakfast Club

kennedy center announces 2006 honorees

The 29th Annual Kennedy Center Honors will be broadcast December 3.

Honorees include Steven Spielberg, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Dolly Parton, Smokey Robinson, and Zubin Mehta.

spike lee creates pilot for nbc about katrina victims rebuilding in new orleans

Spike Lee Sets Up Shop in 'NoLa'

view studio 60 on the sunset strip starting today on aol.com

AOL to Debut Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and Twenty Good Years

the same ben affleck wins best actor at venice film festival; helen mirren also wins

Official Awards of the 63rd Venice Film Festival

The Venezia 63 Jury of the 63. Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica, chaired by Catherine Deneuve and comprised of José Juan Bigas Luna, Paulo Branco, Cameron Crowe, Chulpan Khamatova, Park Chan-wook and Michele Placido, having viewed all twenty-two films in competition, has decided as follows:

GOLDEN LION for Best Film:
Sanxia Haoren (Still Life) by Jia Zhang-Ke

SILVER LION for Best Director:
Alain Resnais for the film Private Fears in Public Places

Emanuele Crialese for the film Nuovomondo - Golden Door

Daratt by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

for Best Male Actor:
Ben Affleck in the film Hollywoodland by Allen Coulter

for Best Female Actor:
Helen Mirren in the film The Queen by Stephen Frears

for Best Young Actor:
Isild Le Besco
in the film L’intouchable by Benoît Jacquot

for Best Technical Contribution:
Emmanuel Lubezki
Director of Photography for the film Children of Men by Alfonso Cuarón

for Best Screenplay:
Peter Morgan
for the film The Queen by Stephen Frears

Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet for innovation in the language of cinema

The Horizons Jury of the 63. Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica, comprised of Philip Gröning (President), Carlo Carlei, Yousri Nasrallah, Giuseppe Genna and Kusakabe Keiko, has decided to award:

Mabei shang de fating by Liu Jie
The Horizons Prize is supported by Groupama with a cash prize of 10,000 Euro.

When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts by Spike Lee

Premio Venezia Opera Prima “Luigi De Laurentiis”
The Opera Prima Jury of the 63. Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica, comprised of Paula Wagner (President), Guillermo Del Toro, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Andrei Plakhov, Stefania Rocca, has decided to award the:

LION OF THE FUTURE - Premio Venezia Opera Prima “Luigi De Laurentiis” to
Khadak by Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth
Aurelio De Laurentiis and Filmauro award a cash prize, of 100,000 USD, to the winning first film (50,000 to the director, 50,000 to the producer). To the director, an additional film voucher for 40,000 Euro will also be awarded, offered by Kodak.

The Corto Cortissimo Jury of the 63. Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica, comprised of Teboho Mahlatsi (President), Francesca Calvelli, Aleksej Fedorčenko, has decided to award:

CORTO CORTISSIMO LION for Best Short Film to:
Comment on freine dans une descente? by Alix Delaporte

PRIX UIP for Best European Short Film to:
The Making of Parts by Daniel Elliott

Adults Only by Yeo Joon Han


wtf - jt does nirvana?


ben affleck gets frisky with french-canadian

This is so strange, I almost felt guilty for watching. Almost.


conan o'brien 1864 baseball


AUGUST 25 - final i am the world trade center show

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WHAT: I Am the World Trade Center and Masarati final show and goodbye after-party.
WHEN: August 25, 2006
WHERE: 40 Watt, Athens, GA

For some crazy reason (okay, a doctorate isn't that crazy), Amy and Stevie are about to move to Corvalis, Oregon. While Ricky and I are happy to have them live so close to us, the people of Athens are not so thrilled with the move. Two weeks ago, the 40 Watt hosted the farewell show of Dan and Amy and I Am the World Trade Center.

Dan and Amy met in 1995, started dating in 1997, formed their band in 1998, broke up for the last time in 2004, and ended their professional relationship August 25. That includes battling cancer and rabies, moving to New York and back, and dealing with a band name, that although created prior to 9/11 with the best of intentions, still raises eyebrows (they released an amazing statement to MTV five years ago – ”…the two towers, equal and independent yet still one entity, are a metaphor for the relationship Amy [Dykes] and I have developed both personally and professionally.")

The show was also the final performance for Masari with Stevie. Surprisingly and unfortunately, it was the first time I've seen them play live. I know Stevie is ready to end the touring/performing part of his life, but the show was so great that it’s sad to know he won’t play with them anymore. After the show, there was a goodbye afterparty/salute to Amy and Stevie with entertainment provided by ExcaliBRAH and Lil’ Flip Scoldjah.

I have a few photos of Amy and Stevie’s July wedding. My camera jammed and I used Sara’s most of the evening. Amy looked beautiful and Stevie rocked the color purple (a tough color, I think, for men to pull off, but the wedding party did it.) Barrie Buck’s backyard in Athens was decorated with tents, pink carnations, bright colored materials, and Indian food. If I can find more photos, particularly of the bride and groom, I’ll put them up on just break as well.


katie couric uses new show to reveal first photo of suri cruise

The CBS Evening News is apparently going to be a hard-hitting news program.
With the mystery of does she/doesn't she exist now solved, viewers are now puzzled by asian-looking Suri.
Suri Cruise Revealed by Katie Couric

myspace to open online music store

MySpace To Take A Bite Out Of Apple, Sell Music Online

danger mouse behind the paris hilton unauthorized cd

Graffiti artist, Danger Mouse behind doctored Hilton discs

jessica simpson lip syncs on the view

Turns out her mic wasn't on.


berry playing with r.e.m. for ga music hall of fame

Isn't it a surprise they're not in the HOF already?
R.E.M. reunites with drummer for induction


photos/laura and dj's wedding album

I've returned home! After 11 days of traveling, I'm back in PDX and have a ton of photos that I want to add to just break. Expect to see many photos soon of the last I Am the World Trade Center show, Carbie's wedding, Riley's first birthday party, and more...

What I thought I'd share today is the photo album I made for Laura and DJ of their wedding. They have an actual hard copy, but here are some jpgs of the book. My favorite is the dance party page, but the 'let's hug it out' page is also pretty special. I've never seen so many photos of hugs at one wedding - I ran out of room to include them all.


follow-up to the birth of sean preston

Suri’s Bronzed Poo Apologizes in Advance for Ruining Your Dinner

enquiring minds say katie holmes has herpes

Likely a totally fictious article, but I'm still shocked they actually claim Katie has herpes.
Katie Cracks Under Pressure

jennifer aniston/nike deal?

Why did I have to hear about this online?
Jennifer Aniston to Sign with Nike

trump fires carolyn

Trump Dumps His Fireing-Squad Aide Carolyn